Author: D. Gordon Smith, Cynthia A. Williams
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Reflecting ongoing changes in the structure and regulation of modern business practice, Business Organizations: Cases, Problems, and Case Studies, Fourth Edition offers a unique combination of doctrine, problems, and case studies. Recent, high-interest cases are balanced against classic teaching chestnuts. Brief, innovative problems are used in combination with longer case studies. Recent Delaware Supreme Court decisions, updated case studies, and a strong website support a clear and sustained examination of the role and purview of the law in business transactions. New to the Fourth Edition: Recent Delaware Supreme Court and Chancery Court cases, including eBay v. Newmark; DFC Global v. Muirfield Value Partners; In re: Trulia; Kahn v. M&F Worldwide (MFW); Corwin v. KKR; and new parent/subsidiary vicarious liability cases New textual coverage of developing trends such as shareholder activism, exploding deal litigation and judicial efforts to reign it in, hedge fund appraisal arbitrage, and Public Benefit Companies Revised Uniform Partnership Act materials, as updated through 2013 Updated case studies and problems that consistently reinforce topical coverage Professors and students will benefit from: A discriminating selection of fresh cases and classic chestnuts In-depth coverage of how the law applies to modern business structures, (such as joint ventures, venture capital arrangements, franchises, and new limited liability business forms) as well as growth industries (such as computers, biotechnology, and telecommunications) Short problems after selected topics that give students practice applying the legal principles covered in that section Case studies styled on the B-school model that provide opportunities for in-depth analysis of the law in business transactions Hybrid entities treated in detail, including a separate chapter on limited liability companies Teaching materials include: Teacher’s Manual PowerPoint slides and multiple-choice exam questions Prof. Smith’s recorded lectures about many key topics
Corporations and Other Business Associations: Cases and Materials
This casebook provides detailed information on professional and personal responsibilities of the lawyer. It also provides the tools for fast, easy, on-point study. Major changes reflected in the 2011 3rd edition include: Four 2009-2010 cases by the US Supreme Court on competence of counsel in criminal trials Federal regulation of securities lawyers under Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and detailed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules promulgated thereunder. Major revisions to ABA Model Rules 1.6 (client confidences) and 1.13 (organization as client) to address issues arising in the Enron and Worldcom bankruptcies. Controversies that have arisen concerning the ethics of government lawyers since the last edition of this book in 2001, including political influences on US attorneys, interrogation and trial of detainees in the war on terror, etc. The recent increase in the number of litigants representing themselves pro se and changes in ABA Model Rules that have been made to allow lawyers to provide limited assistance to pro se litigants Recent changes in the Federal Rules of Evidence to address problems that arise when privileged communications are inadvertently disclosed by a party or by their lawyers.
This law school casebook includes both new and classic cases selected for their teachability and stimulation for students. Newspaper articles and editorials have been reprinted to emphasize public controversies surrounding particular tort law decisions. Notes are straightforward and designed to explore policy concerns rather than struggle with clarifying black letter law. Highlights of new cases include a second-hand smoke case and another case of university students suing for battery after being intentionally exposed to radiation on a field trip, intentional interference with contractual and economic relations, and sexual harassment as grounds for a suit for intentional infliction of mental distress.
Contemporary Approaches to Trusts and Estates uses cases and statutory materials along with exercises and problems to integrate legal analysis and practice skills. This innovative casebook: Proceeds chronologically, covering lifetime planning issues before wills. Uses extensive textual explanations to present the law and its many nuances. Consistent with the call in the Carnegie Report for schools to add more practice skills to the curriculum, includes exercises in document drafting, role-playing, and letter writing to clients. Reproduces statutory materials and the Restatement, so that no separate supplement is required. Explores the ethical obligations of estate planning lawyers using the MRPC and the ACTEC Commentaries. Presents contemporary cases, such as Feinberg, Kuralt, and Schiavo, which reflect the development of the law into the 21st century. Includes fact-based problems, requiring students to explore cases, the UPC, the UTC, and other statutes, as well as the MRPC, in depth.
International Trade Law
Author: Joost H.B. Pauwelyn, Andrew Guzman, Jennifer A. Hillman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Written by a team of leading scholar/practitioners including a former Appellate Body member, PhD economist and former WTO Secretariat Lawyer, International Trade Law covers all aspects of WTO law. Appropriate for a two- to three-hour international trade course, the third edition covers trade in goods, services, and intellectual property, in 22 succinct chapters of around 30 pages, carefully excerpting leading cases, providing basic introductions, probing questions and real life problems. This book balances positive and normative perspectives, mixing legal texts and panel/Appellate Body decisions with analysis of economic and policy challenges faced by the international trading system. The Third Edition has been updated to include recent political and economic events, issues and policy debates, and supplements new developments in case law with additional questions and a revised Teacher’s Manual. Hallmark features of International Trade Law: • Prepared by three leading WTO scholars – providing a balanced international and methodological perspective • Up-to-date, discriminating case selection presents both classic cases and recent doctrine • Contextualizes international trade issues with insights into key economic factors at work • Key WTO cases are edited and presented to illustrate and teach central concepts and doctrine • Illuminating introductory and explanatory material throughout • Helpful summaries of key teaching points are included in each chapter • Well-crafted questions stimulate class discussion on policy issues • Manageable length for two- and three-credit courses • Adaptable to graduate-level courses in international trade • Comprehensive Teachers Manual with answers to questions as well as teaching suggestions, tips, and supplementary material appropriate for class discussion • Complemented by a thorough and up-to-date documents supplement The Third Edition has been revised to include: • Third author added: Jennifer Hillman, former member of the WTO Appellate Body and the US International Trade Commission, now Professor at Georgetown Law • Major revision of trade remedy chapters (dumping, subsidies, safeguards) with new hands-on practical problems • Completely revised chapter on technical barriers to trade (TBT) taking account of new jurisprudence post-2012 (US – Clove Cigarettes, US - Tuna II, US – COOL, EC – Seal) • New text on post-2008 trade collapse, global value chains • Updated statistics on WTO dispute settlement, free trade agreements, developing countries • Discussion of 2015 US Trade Promotion Authority, mega-regionals including TPP and TTIP, 2014 Trade Facilitation Agreement • Includes summaries of new, major cases such as Canada – Feed-in Tariff, EC – Seal, Peru – Agricultural Products, China – Rare Earths
Religion and the Constitution
Author: Michael W. McConnell, Thomas C. Berg, Christopher C. Lund
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Religion and the Constitution, Fourth Edition, written by a team of well-known Constitutional Law scholars, thoughtfully examines the relationship between government and religion within the framework of the U.S. Constitution. This classroom-tested casebook is suitable for courses in Religious Liberty, Religion and the Constitution, or Religious Institutions and the Law.
Accounting For Lawyers 2004
Author: David R. Herwitz, Matthew J. Barrett
Publisher: Foundation Pr
Criminal Law Case Studies
Author: Paul Robinson
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
This title makes complex criminal law issues more accessible to students by examining the facts of real-life case studies. The new edition continues the practice of adding additional cases, along with all accompanying material. Included in the text are details regarding the offender's background, the nature of the offense, all relevant facts of the case, photographs of the people and locations of the offense, and the texts of both then-governing and current statutes. This approach encourages analysis about what the law is and should be, and the aftermath of each case encourages discussion about what actually happened to the defendant and why.
The Law of Health Care Finance and Regulation is based on Part III--Institutions, Providers, and the State--of parent book Health Care Law and Ethics, and adds additional coverage of a variety of issues that have shaped health care finance law. Integrating public health, financial and ethical issues, this casebook uses compelling case law, clear notes and comprehensive background information to illuminate the complex and dynamic field of health care law. The Third Edition has been thoroughly updated to cover the Affordable Care Act, the new health care reform legislation that is changing public policy and shaping new legal, ethical and financial relationships between patients, providers, institutions and the government. Features: Based on material in Part III of the popular parent book, Institutions, Providers, and the State-- along with coverage of duty to treat, hospital liability, managed care liability, and regulating access to drugs. Includes cases and material not found in the parent book on: Judicial and administrative review of Medicare decisions. Certificate of need laws. Review immunity. Integrates public health and ethics issues and features clear notes that provide context, smooth transitions between cases, and background information. Website provides background materials, updates of important events, additional relevant topics and links to other resources on the Internet. The Third Edition has been updated to provide: Thorough coverage of the Affordable Care Act, including: Overview and politics of enactment. Constitutional challenges. Insurance exchanges and regulation. Medicaid expansions and Medicare amendments. Accountable care organizations. Comparative effectiveness studies. Cost containment.
Negotiating Business Transactions
Author: Daniel D. Bradlow, Jay Gary Finkelstein
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
The only offering of its kind, Negotiating Business Transactions: An Extended Simulation Course contains facts and contextual materials, negotiating instructions for each side, and background readings on all aspects of the transaction. The text is an introduction to both negotiations and transactional legal practice, and meets the ABA practical skills requirements. By bringing a business deal into the classroom, the text helps students study objectives, structures, and strategies and learn by doing in a setting where mistakes become lessons--not malpractice. The text enables students to develop negotiating and drafting skills as they experience the ""real time"" challenges of negotiating deals. Students explore the interaction between business and legal issues in the context of structuring those deals. Then, they can apply what they have learned to produce a solution that meets the client's objectives and is acceptable to the counterparty. Finally, by understanding the social and environmental impacts of business transactions, students can more fully explore issues of professional responsibility in negotiations. Student response has been consistently and overwhelmingly positive. Features: meets ABA practical skills requirements contains simulation materials facts and contextual materials negotiating instructions for each side background readings on all aspects of the transaction introduction to both negotiations and transactional legal practice brings a business deal into the classroom to study objectives, structures and strategies an opportunity to learn by doing in a setting where mistakes are lessons, not malpractice enables students to: experience the ""real time"" challenges of negotiating a business deal explore the interaction between business and legal issues in the context of negotiating and structuring a business deal apply legal knowledge to produce a business solution that meets the client's objectives and is acceptable to the counterparty develop negotiating and drafting skills understand the social and environmental impacts of business transactions examine professional responsibility issues in negotiations student response is consistently and overwhelmingly positive syllabus alternative class formats sample lecture outlines for issues raised by the simulation sample PowerPoint slides debriefing issues
Author: Christine A. Klein
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Property: Cases, Problems, and Skills offers a modern, skills-based approach to Property Law, and includes a balance of classic and new cases, tightly-focused skills exercises (including advocacy, drafting, client interviewing/counseling, and negotiation), selected statutory excerpts, chapter review problems (with answers provided in the Appendix for student self-testing), and other pedagogical features (such as discussion problems raising novel and modern challenges, A Place to Start doctrinal overview boxes, and Reading Guide boxes). The online teacher s manual will provide answers to all questions posed in the text and suggestions for conducting the skills exercises (generally, during a group exercise that takes all or part of a single class session). The two-color text is visually appealing, with judicious use of photographs, text boxes, and pedagogical diagrams. Although the text does not take a hide the ball approach, it prods students to engage with the law s complexity, ambiguity, and nuance.
The approach of A First-Year Course in Criminal Law: Trials, Appeals, Theories, Third Edition focuses students on preparing to discuss a single case per lecture. The author’s philosophy is “Teach one case a day and do it well.” To help students understand the big picture as well as the details, the organization strives for unification rather than departmentalization. Rather than treat crimes and defenses as “tubs on their own bottoms,” the defenses within the crimes are presented. In other words, the book brings out that crime occurs only in the absence of fully or partially successful exculpatory pleas. Although homicide is the crime that organizes the book, the elements and scope of other crimes are presented within the context of the law of homicide. Comprehension of assault, burglary, kidnapping, mayhem, robbery, and rape is crucial to the cases used to present the law of felony murder. Those crimes are analyzed in the cases, questions, and notes sufficiently to provide students with competency in the grammar of those crimes. New to the Third Edition: More patient explication of chapter introductions and sub-sections Reorganization of questions and notes to improve flow and avoid unintended redundancies Improved internal cross-references Increased emphasis on the function of mental illness in the role of fear in homicide cases Enhanced searchable citations Elaborated index Accounts for intervening changes in the law
Author: John A. Spanogle, Ralph J. Rohner, Dee Pridgen, Jeff Sovern, Christopher L. Peterson
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Cases and Materials on Consumer Law (4th ed.) retains its comprehensive coverage and has been completely updated to reflect new developments in the dynamic field of consumer law, including: * Internet marketing, ad substantiation, celebrity and other testimonials * Consumer credit regulation, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau * Consumer privacy, online marketing and tracking * Emerging payment systems - e.g., credit, debit and stored value cards * Remedies -latest U.S. Supreme Court developments on consumer arbitration * Predatory lending ("capstone" chapter), the legal fallout from the subprime mortgage foreclosure crisis This text contains a balance of cases, problems that reflect modern situations, and notes with discussion questions and references to the latest consumer protection scholarship. An updated teacher's manual and a new statutory supplement, entitled Selected Consumer Statutes, are available, also.
This law school casebook supplement reflects the major lines of Supreme Court authority, placing cases within an historical context and organizational framework appropriate for law students. Focuses on the structure of the Constitution and its reconstruction, both by amendment and by judicial interpretation. Does not cover the First Amendment. This supplement covers the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions from the current term, plus additional notes, questions, and review problems built around these cases and other developing areas of American Constitutional Law.