Cases and Materials on Corporations and Other Business Entities

Author: Lee A. Harris
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454824046
Release Date: 2014-12-09
Genre: Law

A practical approach to Corporations featuring carefully edited cases, intriguing notes and questions, and exercises drawn from actual cases to create a practical and skills-driven approach to the study of the legal principles of business. Featuring: Each chapter includes all the landmark cases that students should be introduced to in a Corporations or Business Entities course Strong skills-driven exercises and questions (both litigation-based and transaction-based) the practical exercises give students a chance to simulate what lawyers do the exercises are drawn from actual disputes, particularly from material in the case's procedural history, publicly-available information about the dispute, and other information provided from the actual lawyers on the case Brief notes and questions after cases, including some with practice-orientation Diagrams, or Roadmaps are included to give students an illustrative snapshot of some of the toughest cases. This text obviates the need for law professors interested in skills training to rely on supplemental texts or creating their own materials Companion website that includes supplemental introductory cases (with notes and questions) to enable use of the casebook by MBA and undergraduate students

California Legal Ethics

Author: Richard Wydick
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634592220
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre:

The new Ninth Edition of California Legal Ethics reflects extensive updating to integrate new cases and current issues, while keeping its practical, problem-centered focus. The new edition contains more than a dozen new Discussion Problems and nearly a dozen new cases, and integrates readings on current issues. The chapter addressing bias has been extensively reworked to include both recent cases and readings that address the concept of unconscious bias. Approachable, concise, and up-to-date, this practical new edition ensures that students understand the potential ethical pitfalls encountered in the practice of law.

Education Law Policy and Practice

Author: Michael J. Kaufman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454883326
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Law

Challenging students to question the political and philosophical assumptions underlying the law, Education Law, Policy, and Practice promotes a depth of understanding about the key cases and statutes. The authors integrate the law with policy and practice, following related political, financial, and practical issues. The law is presented through a teachable mix of key cases and materials on the practice and political aspects of school law, and an effective macro organization helps place topics into an integrated framework. Each of the major issues in education law is discussed at length: the boundaries of public and private, church and state, relations; school governance and the tensions between federal power and local control; the rights and responsibilities of students and teachers; and the educational environment and its liabilities. “Practicums” in each section allow students to apply the law to realistic situations. Features: New cases: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District; Fisher v. the University of Texas. A complete description and analysis of the brand new Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. A series of key questions and answers that follow each major section, and are designed to provide formative and summative assessments of student learning outcomes.

The Law of Financial Institutions

Author: Richard Scott Carnell
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454876359
Release Date: 2018-09-14
Genre: Law

Law of Financial Institutions, 2018 Statutory Supplement

Consumer Finance Law

Author: Adam J. Levitin
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454869061
Release Date: 2018-08-01
Genre: Law

Consumer Finance: Markets and Regulation is the first law school text to focus on consumer financial services markets and their regulation. Structured around clear expository text and realistic problem sets, the book provides comprehensive coverage of the regulation of consumer credit, payments, and financial data markets by federal, state, and private law, including detailed coverage of the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a powerful new federal regulatory agency. The book also acquaints students with the full range of consumer financial products, how they operate, the risks and policy issues they raise, and their regulation. In so doing, the book provides an applied look at how regulatory agencies work, offering students a practical look at how statutes and regulations interact and how regulatory agencies enforce them. Professors and students will benefit from: Detailed coverage of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a new federal regulatory agency with broad authority over consumer credit, payment, deposit, and financial data markets Comprehensive treatment of consumer credit regulation, including mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, student loans, and small dollar loans, as well as credit disclosures, usury, and fair lending regulation State-of-the-art coverage of consumer payment systems, with detailed coverage of electronic payment systems (credit cards, debit cards, ACH) and mobile wallets Coverage of topics not found elsewhere in law school curriculum, including anti-money laundering regulations, behavioral economics, fair lending laws, and consumer financial data privacy and data security Free online statutory supplement Teaching materials include: Thirty-seven problem sets, featuring problem sets based on real world situations that confront lawyers for consumers, financial services businesses, and regulatory agencies Actual transactional documents, such as arbitration agreements, deposit agreements, a payday loan agreement, and a uniform mortgage note and security instrument A range of administrative agency materials (complaints, consent orders, speeches, guidance, supervisory highlights, studies), as well as traditional case materials with extensive expository text A detailed teacher’s manual keyed to problem sets

Business Bankruptcy

Author: Adam J. Levitin
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454871576
Release Date: 2015-09-04
Genre: Law

Business Bankruptcy: Financial Restructuring and Modern Commercial Markets provides students with a contemporary stand-alone business bankruptcy text. Designed to teach financial restructuring law in a realistic twenty-first century commercial context, the book explores not only Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy, but also out-of-court restructuring, modern financial products and transactions, as well as advanced in-court topics. This dynamic casebook is ideal for students who will go into financial restructuring practices and should be targeted to Tier 1 and Tier 2 law schools, especially those faculty members who have recent practice experience and know how out of date the existing competition remains. Look for these key features in the new edition: Expository text with tightly integrated statutory excerpts Covers both classic and contemporary cases Extensive problem sets In-depth case-studies contextual judicial decisions Unique coverage of legal issues in out-of-court restructuring Detailed coverage of modern financial products and markets Text and problem sets incorporate a range of deal documents Modular design enables optional coverage of advanced topics

Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization

Author: William T. Allen
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454876502
Release Date: 2016-03-20
Genre: Law

The extraordinary authorship of William T. Allen and Reinier Kraakman provides a unique real-world perspective to Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization. Logical and flexible organization allows for chapters to be taught in any order to accommodate alternative teaching approaches. Rich commentary in the form of explanatory notes facilitates teaching and understanding. Careful case selection and editing presents both classic and important recent cases. An economic-analysis perspective is made accessible through clear and consistent explanatory text. Examples, hypotheticals, and diagrams illustrate conceptual and theoretical models. The text can easily be used in a Business Organization course with a focus on corporate law. Features: New chapter on basic finance and valuation concepts that updates materials from earlier editions Extensively revised chapter on the corporate voting system which addresses the success of several governance reforms Updated discussion of the duty of loyalty including Delaware benefit corporations and the demise of Emerald Partners II Up-to-date and authoritative commentary on the Delaware case law A presentation centered on the principal-agent problem, which gives students a functional framework for understanding both statutory law and judicial decisions

Corporate Finance in a Nutshell

Author: Jeffrey Haas
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314289631
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre:

This up-to-date and comprehensive title covers the entire field of corporate finance, including the recent changes stemming from the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition to discussing accounting and valuation concepts, it provides extensive coverage of the legal and financial underpinnings of debt securities, preferred and common stock, and derivative instruments (options, forward contracts, futures contracts and swap contracts). It also provides sample valuation problems, answers, and explanations. Written in "plain-English," you will find the work particularly useful, with or without any business background.

Corporate Finance

Author: Robert J. Rhee
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454877622
Release Date: 2016-01-28
Genre: Law

Corporate Finance provides coverage in a more concrete and problem-based approach than other books on the market. Robert J. Rhee distinguishes this casebook from other fine books in the field in a number of important ways. This book is interdisciplinary in nature, providing essential coverage of the basic concepts of accounting and finance needed for a business lawyer to understand the economics of the transaction. Additionally, the text facilitates ease of learning and teaching, avoiding excerpting technically dense academic writings in finance and economics, which can intimidate students and teachers. It further provides a basic understanding of financial instruments to prepare students for corporate practice, including many examples of actual financial contract terms and other transactional documents taken from various sources. Features: In depth coverage of accounting, finance, valuation, and capital markets in an accessible manner Inclusion of transactional documents and focus on financial contracts Generous use of graphics, tables, and charts to organize and convey complex information Accessibility of materials Business school-style case studies at the end of some chapters

Educational Policy and the Law

Author: Mark G. Yudof
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0495813168
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

This comprehensive casebook presents thorough coverage of a complex and dynamic subject--educational law and policy in the elementary and secondary school setting. With an emphasis on the interplay between law and policy, legal decisions, and educational practice, the book's interdisciplinary approach provides a wide range of perspectives on the most pressing issues in the field. Cases, legislation, and articles, all of which are accompanied by notes and discussion questions, clarify the issues and bring them to life. The book draws upon a range of social science sources as well as conventional legal materials, offering analyses that provide insights into the political and policy contexts of legal issues, and helping readers make sense of legal decisions. The abundant notes and references also make the book a useful reference work for lawyers or school administrators working in the field.

Empire of the Fund

Author: William A. Birdthistle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199398560
Release Date: 2016-06-15
Genre:

Empire of the Fund is an exposé and examination of the way we save now. With the rise of the 401(k) and demise of the pension, the United States has embarked upon the richest and riskiest experiment in our financial history. Over the next twenty years, nearly eighty million baby boomers will retire at a pace of ten thousand per day. The hypothesis of our experiment is that millions of ordinary, untrained, busy citizens can successfully manage trillions of dollars in a financial system dominated by wealthy, skilled, and powerful financial institutions, many of which have a record of treating individual investors shabbily. The key tools in our 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts are mutual funds, which have ballooned to hold more than $16 trillion. But these funds pose dangers to our savings in three ways: through structural vulnerabilities that give money managers the incentive to focus on marketing over investing; through the very human challenges of managing our savings decades into the future; and through the peril of financial professionals behaving badly, to our economic harm. Though Americans often hear of the importance of low fees in fund investing, few are aware of the astonishing panoply of ways that some financial advisers have illegally diverted money out of mutual funds: from abetting hedge funds to trade after the legal deadline, to inflating the assets on which they are paid a percentage, to paying kickbacks for brokers to sell their funds. This book will forewarn and forearm Americans by illustrating the structural flaws, perverse incentives, and litany of scandals that have bedeviled mutual funds. And by setting forth a pair of policy solutions to improve Americans' financial literacy and bargaining power, it will also attempt to safeguard our individual financial destinies and our nation's fiscal strength.