Comparative International Commercial Arbitration

Author: Julian D. M. Lew,Loukas A. Mistelis,Stefan Michael Kröll,Stefan Kröll

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041115684

Category: Law

Page: 953

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This treatise describes the practice of international commercial arbitration with reference to the major international treaties and instruments, arbitration rules and national laws. It provides an analysis of the interaction between party autonomy and arbitration practice.
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Mediation in a Nutshell

Author: Kimberlee K. Kovach

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314264589

Category: Law

Page: 355

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This Nutshell offers a comprehensive, yet concise, examination of most of the issues, concerns, and policy matters faced by those currently studying or practicing mediation. Subject matters include controversial issues such as what it means to participate in mediation, the extent and limits of confidentiality in mediation and the regulation of the ?profession? of mediation. Each chapter contains a bibliography and list of leading cases on the subject. Mediation in a Nutshell is an up-to-date compilation of developments in mediation practice, and also includes coverage of the New Uniform Mediation Act. The scope of coverage combines with succinctness to make this an excellent quick reference tool for mediators, parties to mediation, lawyers who represent clients in mediation, judges, and court and program administrators.
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The American Legal System

Perspectives, Politics, Processes, and Policies

Author: Albert P. Melone,Allan Karnes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547537

Category: Law

Page: 685

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Firmly anchored in social science concepts, the second edition of The American Legal System demonstrates the relationships among private law, the business legal environment, and public law issues, as well as related subjects of interest. This fifteen-chapter book is divided into three parts. Part I places the legal system in a political perspective centering on the origins of the law, schools of jurisprudence, branches and functions of law, legitimacy of law, how the judiciary functions in the federal system of government, and judicial interpretation and decision making. Part II contrasts legal processes: civil suits for money damages, criminal processes, equity justice, administrative processes, and alternative dispute resolution. Part III centers on the legal norms or rules governing both civil and criminal conduct, property law, family law, contract law, and government regulation of business. Throughout, the text features edited court opinions many new to this edition illustrating lively and thought-provoking controversies that are certain to spark student interest. Among the many compelling issues addressed are the legal and constitutional controversies surrounding the Bush Administration's "War on Terror," and the socially explosive developments concerning same-sex marriage. In addition, each chapter includes at least three comparative notes showing how other legal cultures in different nation-states treat legal matters. A wealth of pedagogical features chapter-opening objectives; key terms, names, and concepts; a glossary, discussion questions, and appendices are included to aid student comprehension. The authors have prepared an Instructor's Manual and Test Bank to facilitate the book's use in the classroom."
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Labour Law in the USA

Author: Alvin L. Goldman,Roberto L. Corrada

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 940350014X

Category: Law

Page: 606

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this monograph on the USA not only describes and analyses the legal aspects of labour relations, but also examines labour relations practices and developing trends. It provides a survey of the subject that is both usefully brief and sufficiently detailed to answer most questions likely to arise in any pertinent legal setting. Both individual and collective labour relations are covered in ample detail, with attention to such underlying and pervasive factors as employment contracts, suspension of the contracts, dismissal laws and covenant of non-competition, as well as international private law. The author describes all important details of the law governing hours and wages, benefits, intellectual property implications, trade union activity, employers’ associations, workers’ participation, collective bargaining, industrial disputes, and much more. Building on a clear overview of labour law and labour relations, the book offers practical guidance on which sound preliminary decisions may be based. It will find a ready readership among lawyers representing parties with interests in the USA, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative trends in laws affecting labour and labour relations.
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The Oxford Companion to American Law

Author: Kermit L. Hall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195088786

Category: History

Page: 912

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The comprehensive reference guide to American law features entries written by more than three hundred experts on everything from the Salem witchcraft trials to wiretapping.
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California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: William R. Slomanson

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314187963

Category: Law

Page: 359

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California has one of the most complex procedural systems in the nation. This Nutshell provides an overview of the many significant differences that impact the choice between state and federal courts in California. The authors succinctly analyze California procedure and expose different solutions to the practice problems found in a state containing parallel systems of state and federal procedure.
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Endangered Species Act

Law, Policy, and Perspectives

Author: Donald C. Baur,William Robert Irvin

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604425802

Category: Law

Page: 435

View: 1990

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"As Secretary of the Interior, implementing the Endangered Species Act was one of my most important, and challenging, responsibilities. All who deal with this complex and critical law need a clear and comprehensive guide to its provisions, interpretation, and implementation. With chapters written by some of the foremost practitioners in the field, the new edition of Endangered Species Act: Law, Policy, and Perspectives is an essential reference for conservationists and the regulated community and the attorneys who represent them."---Bruce Babbbitt, former Secretary of the Interior "In January 1973, when i introduced in Congress the bill that would become the Endangered Species Act, I described it as one of the most important pieces of legislation needed if we were to conserve, protect, and propagate our thereatened fish and our wildlife resources, which were diminishing too rapidly. I am proud to have introduced the original bill and even prouder that, in the ensuing years, the Endangered Species Act has saved hundreds of species from extinction. We have learned much along the way about the conservation of endangered species, the needs of the regulated community, and how the Endangered Species Act can successfully reconcile the two. It is important that we have a comprehensive understanding of the problems and potential of this landmark law."---John D. Dingell, U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan "Possibly the single most effective legislative effort of modern times to ensure that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the blessings of nature that were passed on to our generation was the enactment of the landmark Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1973. The ESA has allowed the United States to make great advances in protecting the web of life that enables the intricate coexistence of man, plant, and animal. In my role as Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, I recognize the role of the Endangered Species Act in helping us to fulfill our stewardship responsibilities while balancing local concerns and economic needs. Understanding how the ESA works is essential to its continued success."---Nick J. Rahall, II, U.S. House of Representatives, West Virginia "After a lifetime of studying, writing about, and being amazed by the diversity of life, I remain convinced that failing to do everything we can to protect it is the folly future generations are least likely to forgive us. The Endangered Species Act is one of the most far-sighted and important laws ever adopted. A thorough understanding of how the law works, the major policy issues surrounding it, and how to resolve those issues will ensure the law's continued success in protecting biodiversity. Endangered Species Act: Law, Policy, and Perspectives provides readers with the needed insight to this critically important law."---Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and Honorary Curator in Entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology
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A legal guide for student affairs professionals

adapted from The law of higher education, third edition

Author: William A. Kaplin,Barbara A. Lee

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787908621

Category: Education

Page: 642

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The legal reference for student affairs professionals written by the experts in higher education law. The Law of Higher Education--currently in its third edition--is the bestselling reference, research source, and practical guide for college administrators, legal counsel, and researchers.Drawing directly from and building on their acclaimed work, the authors of The Law of Higher Education have now created a comprehensive resource for student affairs professionals. Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals provides access to the laws that undergrid and regulate student programs, services, and activities. It offers a fully indexed and cross-referenced guide to the state and federal laws that bear on student conduct, students' relationships with institutions, institutional obligations toward students, and student and institutional liability relating to on- and off-campus events activities. The book's content reflects the vast scope of student services--all campus activity that takes place outside the classroom and curriculum--and includes up-to-date information about laws that regulate the status of students, financial aid, student housing, student organizations, disciplinary and grievance systems, student voting in the community and much more.
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