Author: Kathryn H. Christopher
Publisher: Model Problems and Outstanding
Release Date: 2011-12
Law students often find criminal law to be one of the most interesting, but also one of the most difficult courses. Even the fundamental elements of criminal liability can be hard to learn and even harder to apply on exams. The study of criminal law demands that students juggle a mix of common law principles, modern judicial decisions, statutory text, the Model Penal Code, and philosophies of justice to address the enduring dilemmas that comprise criminal law. In Criminal Law: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers, Kathryn Christopher and Russell Christopher deftly guide students in applying criminal law. Their interesting and accessible fact patterns explore important principles surrounding homicide and rape, attempt and conspiracy, accomplice liability and defenses, and devote special attention to difficult doctrines like impossible attempt and felony murder. This book includes clear introductions to the major topics in criminal law, provides hypotheticals that students can expect to see on exams, and offers model answers to those hypotheticals. It then gives students the opportunity to evaluate their own work with a comprehensive self-analysis section. This book prepares students by challenging them to use the law they learn in class while also explaining the best way to express sophisticated answers on their exams. Model Problems and Outstanding Answers is an innovative new series by Oxford University Press. Featuring topical introductions and clear fact patterns, each book contains exercises designed to help students develop methods to craft organized, relevant, and thoughtful responses to exam-style questions. These exercises show the student how to think like a lawyer. By guiding students to the most appropriate ways to apply their knowledge to new facts, the series offers meaningful and significant preparation for law school exams and bar-exam essays.
Author: Carlton Bailey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Criminal procedure
In a criminal procedure class, students are asked to determine whether a citizen's constitutional rights were violated, and this question is consistently posed under a myriad of factual circumstances. In order to answer the query, students would need to examine and discuss the United States Supreme Court's interpretations of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution, identifying many tests and standards from those examinations and spirited discussions. Criminal Procedure: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers documents a few of the United States Supreme Court's tests and standards from these amendments to provide a more accurate assessment of whether a "right" under the Constitution has retained its full vitality, or whether it has been modified or made less vital than originally intended. Oxford University Press equips students with an accessible guide to acing challenging criminal procedure law exams. In Criminal Procedure: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers, Carlton Bailey helps students demonstrate their knowledge of criminal procedure in the structured and sophisticated manner that professors expect on law school exams. This book provides clear introductions on the fundamental topics in criminal procedure, provides hypotheticals similar to those that students can expect to see on an exam (including multi-issue questions), and offers model answers to those hypotheticals. Professor Bailey then coaches students in how to evaluate their own work with a comprehensive self-analysis section. This book prepares students by challenging them to use the law they learn in class while also explaining the best way to express sophisticated answers on law school exams.
Author: Kevin Saunders
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2013-04-25
For the first time, Oxford University Press equips students with an accessible guide to exercising their understanding of the fundamental law of the United States on law school exams. In Constitutional Law: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers, Kevin Saunders and Michael Lawrence help students demonstrate their knowledge of constitutional law in the structured and sophisticated manner that professors expect on law school exams.
Author: Scott Dodson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2015-01-26
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a legal icon. In more than four decades as a lawyer, professor, appellate judge, and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Ginsburg has influenced the law and society in real and permanent ways. This book chronicles and evaluates the remarkable achievements Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made over the past half century. Including chapters written by prominent court watchers and leading scholars from law, political science, and history, it offers diverse perspectives on an array of doctrinal areas and on different time periods in Ginsburg's career. Together, these perspectives document the impressive legacy of one of the most important figures in modern law.
Author: Camilla E. Watson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2011
Tax law is a daunting subject for many law students. It requires a firm grasp of the Internal Revenue Code provisions, the reasoning behind them, the way they interact, and the way courts have interpreted them. Students must also acquire a brand new vocabulary of tax terms. For the first time, Oxford University Press equips students with an accessible guide to acing this most challenging of law school tests. In Federal Income Taxation: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers, Camilla E. Watson helps students demonstrate their knowledge of federal income tax law in the structured and sophisticated manner that professors expect on law school exams. This book includes clear introductions to the major topics in tax law, provides hypothetical's similar to those that students can expect to see on an exam, and offers model answers to those hypothetical's. Professor Watson then gives students the opportunity to evaluate their own work with a comprehensive self-analysis section. This book prepares students by challenging them to use the law they learn in class while also explaining the best way to express an answer on law school exams.
Author: Andrew E. Taslitz
Publisher: Foundation Pr
Release Date: 2007-06-06
The Third Edition contains substantial explanatory text, careful use of case excerpts, selected reprinting of more substantial portions of the most teachable seminal cases, and availability of supplementary materials conducive to a wide range of teaching methods and styles that characterized the earlier editions. One particular highlight is the reorganization of chapters and intra-chapter material that should add flexibility to instructors in selecting which topics they wish to cover in depth. Building on the strengths of the earlier edition, the Third Edition features articles, cases, and problems sprinkled throughout the text on the implications of the War on Terrorism for constitutional doctrine. It gives frequent attention to new insights on how the constitutional law of search and seizure, confessions, lineups, and the effective assistance of counsel can alter the risk of wrongful convictions. The Third Edition gives attention to alternatives to the courts as institutions for regulating police behavior and to the role of changing technologies in the evolution of constitutional criminal procedure.
Author: Joshua Dressler
Publisher: West Group
Release Date: 2003
This law school casebook provides different perspectives to fundamental doctrinal issues related to the law of criminal investigations. The authors extensively review the Fourth Amendment and remedies for violations. Addresses confessions and the voluntariness requirement, police interrogation and the self-incrimination clause, and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. The work concludes with an overview of entrapment, and eyewitness identification procedures. This book is a complete, unchanged reprint of Chapters 1 through 10 of Dressler and Thomas' Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies and Perspectives.