Transnational Law and Practice

Author: Donald Earl Childress III,Michael D. Ramsey,Christopher A. Whytock

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860936

Category: Law

Page: 1056

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This unique new casebook emphasizes the knowledge and skills that students need to solve the real-world transnational legal problems they are likely to encounter as lawyers in today s globalized world regardless of their field of practice and regardless of whether they are interested in international law as such. The casebook covers public international law and international courts; but unlike traditional international law casebooks, it urges students not to be international law-centric or international court-centric and gives them the resources to learn how to use national law and national courts, and private norms and alternative dispute resolution methods, to solve transnational legal problems on behalf of their clients. Key Features Practice-oriented. Focuses on the knowledge and skills students need to solve real-world transnational legal problems on behalf of their clients. Covers not only international law and international courts, but also the role of national law, national courts, and alternative dispute resolution in transnational practice. Comparative perspectives throughout. Written by a team of authors with a wide range of expertise and experience in transnational litigation, arbitration, international law, constitutional law and transnational business transactions.
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International Human Rights

Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice

Author: Hurst Hannum,Dinah L. Shelton,S. James Anaya,Rosa Celorio

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876662

Category: Law

Page: 1320

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The Sixth Edition of International Human Rights provides students with an accessible, problem-based pedagogy that forces them consider the fundamental human rights issues of from political and legal perspectives. Balancing practical considerations and underlying theory, this outstanding and newly expanded authorship team delivers a comprehensive text that examines the historical underpinnings and contemporary considerations that animate human rights efforts across the globe. Professors and students will benefit from: Streamlined text with contents being more intuitive; eliminating the underutilized section on International Criminal Law and reapportioning those materials elsewhere, and condensing the International Humanitarian Law section. Thoroughly updated text that includes recent scholarship, reports from International Tribunals, and changes in International Human Rights landscape. An incorporation of recent resolutions from international tribunals and decisions for international adjudicatory bodies.
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International and Transnational Criminal Law

Author: David Luban

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454848502

Category: Law

Page: 1416

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Bringing a wealth of experience and insight to a rapidly emerging field of inquiry, International and Transnational Criminal Law offers four-part coverage, dynamic perspective, and historical depth. Ideal for the international criminal law course and well suited to courses on transnational law and international law, this casebook carefully examines procedural issues, transnational crimes, and international crimes. Features: Updated throughout to reflect relevant recent Supreme Court and lower court decisions, amended statutes, developments in treaty law, and current scholarship Incorporated recent decisions of the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the ad hoc and hybrid tribunals, particularly regarding the elements of international crimes, sentencing norms, and the prosecutor's role Expanded references to non-U.S. sources, such as the United Kingdom's Terrorism Act of 2006 and its Bribery Act of 2010 Sharpened discussion of jurisdictional as well as extradition and evidence gathering Extended the terrorism chapter by, inter alia, including the Supreme Court's decision in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project and the Lebanon Tribunal's definition of terrorism; adding materials on the (de)listing of designated foreign terrorist organizations; and updating the materials on military commissions Rewrote the International Criminal Court chapter to focus on jurisdiction, admissibility, and the Security Council's role and to concentrate on the Office of the Prosecutor's exercise of prosecutorial judgment, illustrated through Uganda and Sudan case studies Substantially amended the modes of participation and mens rea chapter to incorporate recent decisions, eliminate unnecessary complexities, and, consistent with the ICC's practice, to focus on indirect and direct co-perpetration Updated the crimes against humanity chapter to reflect developments regarding the "group discrimination" and the "state or organizational policy" elements Revised the trafficking in people, drugs, arms, and antiquities chapter Included, in the war crimes chapter, the U.S. drone program, the crime of inflicting disproportionate "collateral" civilian damage, and developments on the crime of recruiting child soldiers Updated the torture chapter to include developments under the Obama administration Updated the Sexual Violence chapter: added the ICC's rape definition and cumulative charging decisions, and discussion of the "new" crime of forced marriage.
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Aspen Treatise for International Law

Author: Mark Weston Janis

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145487712X

Category: Law

Page: 432

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International Law is a concise paperback that is an ideal student companion guide to any law school casebook on international law. Clearly written and thoughtfully organized around three key concepts, this text orients students in the basics of international law while providing broad coverage of contemporary public policy issues shaping international relations.
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Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Collective Redress

A European Private International Law Perspective

Author: Alexia Pato

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509930302

Category: Law

Page: 368

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In recent decades, the rise in cross-border law violations has harmed numerous victims around the globe. The damages are often dispersed and low-level. As a result, the private enforcement gap has deepened and collective redress represents an interesting procedural instrument that is able to provide effective access to justice. This book analyses thoroughly the dominant collective redress models adopted in the EU. Data from 13 Member States has been catalogued and categorised. The research mainly focuses on the consumer law field but frequent references to financial and data protection-related cases are made. The dominant collective redress models are then studied from a private international law perspective. In particular, the book highlights the current mismatch between collective redress on the one hand, and rules on international jurisdiction on the other. Additionally, it notes that barriers to cross-border litigation remain significant for victims and their representatives. The unprecedented empirical study included in this book confirms that statement. Observing that EU measures have not satisfactorily lowered those barriers, the author proposes the creation of a new head of jurisdiction for cases of international collective redress. This book will be of interest to private international law scholars, researchers, students, legal practitioners, judges and policy-makers. It is a reference point for those with an interest in cross-border collective redress in particular, and private international law in general.
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International Law, Keyed to Damrosch, Henkin, Murphy, and Smit's

Author: Aspen Publishers,Casenote Legal Briefs

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735589496

Category: Law

Page: 171

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After your casebook, a Casenote Legal Brief is your most important reference source for the entire semester. The series is trusted for its expert summary of the principal cases in your casebook. Its proven reliability makes Casenote Legal Briefs the most popular case brief series available. With more than 100 titles keyed to the current editions of major casebooks, you know you can find the help you need. The brief for each case saves you time and helps you retain important issues. Each brief has a succinct statement of the rule of law/black letter law, description of the facts, and important points of the holding and decision. Quicknotes are short definitions of the legal terms used at the end of each brief. Use the Glossary in the end of your text to define common Latin legal terms. Such an overview, combined with case analysis, helps broaden your understanding and supports you in classroom discussion. Each title is keyed to the current edition of a specific casebook; it s your trusted guide to the text throughout the semester. The brief for each principal case in the casebook saves you time and helps you retain important issues. Each brief has a succinct statement of the rule of law/black letter law, description of the facts, important points of the holding and decision, and concurrences and dissents included in the casebook excerpt. This overview is combined with a short analysis: all to help you broaden your understanding and support you in classroom discussion. Quicknotes at end of each brief give you short definitions of the legal terms used. A handy Glossary of common Latin words and phrases is included in every Casenote. Detailed instruction on how to brief a case is provided for you. A free Quick Course Outline accompanies all Casenote Legal Briefs in these course areas: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Property, and Torts.
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Conflict of Laws

Cases, Materials, and Problems

Author: Laura E. Little

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897767

Category: Law

Page: 1056

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In her casebook Conflict of Laws, now in its second edition, internationally respected teacher and scholar Laura Little offers a progressive, innovative approach to teaching complex material. She brings to the subject her drafting and advocacy expertise as the Associate Reporter for the Restatement (Third) Conflict of Laws, authorized by the American Law Institute in 2014. In a subject where there is plenty of room for debate and analysis, this casebook offers a contemporary alternative to the subject by connecting coverage of key concepts to law practice using modern cases and problem pedagogy. With its modular design, clear writing, comprehensive Teacher’s Manual and online support, the text is highly teachable and has proven a road-tested favorite with both students and professors. Key Features Entirely new domestic relations sections throughout the book in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, including analysis of Supreme Court follow-up cases Detailed references to the proposed Restatement (Third), drawing from the author’s work as an Associate Reporter drafting and developing the new restatement of the law Streamlined personal jurisdiction section, presenting the recent U.S. Supreme Court cases in Bristol Myers Squibb and Daimler Updated international law material, including discussion of the new British Defamation Act (and its impact on libel tourism) and the European Union's elimination of exequatur for judgment recognition
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International Law

Author: Barry E. Carter,Allen S. Weiner

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735598102

Category: Law

Page: 1173

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Distinctively accessible in organization and style, International Law offers an adroit selection of excerpted cases and documents, as well as notes, questions, and problems. Interdisciplinary materials introduce a variety of perspectives, such as economics and international relations theory. International Law is an effective blend of current issues and thinking alongside traditional theories and concepts. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Sixth Edition addresses major developments in international law and new issues and challenges arising from developments in the U.N., U.S., NATO, and other countries with respect to Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and North Korea. A leading casebook in its field, International Law also features: an effective overview of international law that lays the groundwork for the topics that follow The Sixth Edition brings timely coverage and analysis of developing law: the U.N., NATO, and EU military intervention to protect civilians in Libya new developments with respect to Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Pakistan international efforts to address global climate change and other international environmental matters updates to U.S. counter-terrorism policies regarding detention, torture, and rendition, including Boumediene v. Bush other recent Supreme Court decisions in Medellin v. Texas (treaties), Samantar v. Yousef (foreign official immunity), and Morrison v. Nat'l Australia Bank (extraterritorial jurisdiction) revised European Union sections reflecting passage of the Lisbon Treaty important decisions by international courts such as Schalk and Kopf v. Austria, the major European Court of Human Rights decision on same-sex marriage
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Entertainment Law and Business

Author: William D. Henslee,Elizabeth Henslee

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 1454881550

Category: Law

Page: 904

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Designed to provide a business basis for legal applications, Entertainment Law and Business provides a practical approach to learning the law that applies to the entertainment industry, and covers the processes involved from submitting an idea to creating an actual product. The book includes the most up-to-date material along with the seminal cases that have shaped the industry. Organized by substantive areas of law and by business practice areas so that an instructor can use the book in a survey course or for a specialty seminar, this casebook will reflect the business-driven nature of the Entertainment Law course area. Professors and students will benefit from: Recent cases and articles Primary cases edited to include only pertinent facts, law, and reasoning for the outcome Notes which include both practical information about the case and additional information to enhance the understanding of the reasoning Discussion questions Organization by substantive areas of law and by business practice areas Flexibility—an instructor can use the book in a survey course or for a specialty seminar Experienced authors: William Henslee received an M.F.A. from UCLA film school and has practical entertainment experience. As a principal in the firm of Henslee and Weisberger, he has represented clients in the music and sports industries. Elizabeth Henslee is a former clerk for 5th District Court of Appeal, law librarian, and wrote “one of the best law review articles related to entertainment, publishing and/or the arts published within the last year” in 2015 (voted by Thomson). She is the owner of October Boys Entertainment, LLC., a company primarily engaged in music publishing. Online companion materials, including updates of recent cases and links to supplemental videos and websites that follow the text. Teaching materials include: Teacher’s Manual, including additional reading suggestions and film, television, music, and websites to enhance the text. The Manual will explain the authors’ reasons for including the case in the text and provide contextual background information when helpful. Sample syllabi
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Contracts

Cases, Discussion and Problems

Author: Brian A. Blum,Amy C. Bushaw

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887141

Category: Law

Page: 1072

View: 8536

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Contracts: Cases, Discussion, and Problems, Fourth Edition is known for its strikingly clear, straightforward text that illuminates cases as well as concepts and theory. The book focuses on modern cases to expose students to contemporary contract law, but it also includes many important or iconic older cases. The cases are set in context by extensive author-written explanatory text. Insightful questions draw attention to difficult and crucial aspects of the law and prompt vigorous class discussion. Numerous problems, ranging from simple to complex, supplement cases and introduce topics taught most effectively through problems. The casebook’s traditional organization begins with formation and then corresponds to the sequence followed by the Restatement (2nd) of Contracts and treatises. Its concise, efficient presentation results in an optimum length for the course. Procedural issues are highlighted when presented by the cases and transactional issues such as drafting, client counseling, and negotiation are raised through the use of questions and small exercises throughout the text. Strengthening the text’s focus on contemporary methods of contracting, modern issues in standard contracts are explored along with contracts entered into electronically. International and comparative material offers alternative approaches for students to consider, such as those taken by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts.
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