Energy Law in a Nutshell

Author: Joseph P. Tomain
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314271864
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

This title addresses the component parts of the energy fuel cycle, as well as the market and government policies that oversee it. This Nutshell describe in detail the country's traditional energy policy and also discusses the current challenges that confront it. Chapters cover the individual natural resources used to produce energy and the book concludes with the development of a clean energy policy for the future.

Energy Law Basics

Author: K. K. Duvivier
Publisher:
ISBN: 0769869521
Release Date: 2017-01-05
Genre:

Professor DuVivier reviewed dozens of syllabi for energy law courses and brought that review, as well as her more than 25 years of law teaching, to bear when creating this Energy Law Basics (ELB) book. Energy Law is not one body of law, and an energy practice may involve a wide variety of skills. Consequently, no two energy law courses cover the same body of material. In addition, energy law changes quickly, and course materials must be updated constantly for accuracy. ELB was designed with these drivers in mind. Alternatively, ELB can be adopted to provide a framework for a course, which the professor then supplements with (1) some or all of the nine skills exercises in part IV of the book; (2) more in-depth readings or books on particular topics; (3) student reports and discussions on current hot topics or updates about energy news; or (4) student seminar paper presentations. Alternatively, because ELB chapters are easy to mix and match and can stand on their own, the book can be ideal for short courses or as a supplement to other textbooks.

The Law of Clean Energy

Author: Michael Gerrard
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1614380082
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

Increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy are the most important actions that can be taken to combat climate changes. As a result, the growth of clean energy will likely be one of the major economic engines of the coming decade.

Water Law in a Nutshell 5th

Author: David H. Getches
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314280693
Release Date: 2015-06-12
Genre: Water

The new edition adds dozens of recent decisions and key statutory changes. Virtually every principal case in the leading casebooks is cited or discussed, making it an excellent aid for students in any water law course. The revised book deals with changes in evolving areas like groundwater-surface water conflicts, public recreational uses, instream flow protection, federal water development, takings claims, and public interest concerns.

Regulated Industries in a Nutshell

Author: Richard J. Pierce
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: STANFORD:36105062035246
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Law

This authoritative guide presents the reasons behind industry regulation and the legal basis for it. Text discusses calculating rate base and rate of return, cost allocation, and rate design. Added attention is given to many of the new market-oriented forms of regulation, such as service unbundling, equal access to bottleneck facilities, competitive contracting, managed competition in health care, and incentive regulation.

Privacy Law in a Nutshell

Author: John T. Soma
Publisher:
ISBN: 0314289429
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Law

The Privacy Nutshell briefly reviews the historical roots of privacy, and then examines each of these U.S. privacy statutes and regulations. Virtually all governments and businesses face privacy considerations as technology continues to evolve. Legal issues related to privacy are exploding on the U.S. legal scene. The EU has a long history of a strong regulatory privacy regime. The U. S., however, follows a sectoral approach to privacy, whereby Congress responds to each privacy "crisis" with a new statute and set of regulations. This sectoral approach has resulted in a unique series of privacy rules for different areas of society. The Privacy Nutshell is an excellent introductory guide to the legal privacy world.

International Legal Research in a Nutshell

Author: Marci Hoffman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634605217
Release Date: 2017-03-24
Genre:

This Nutshell provides a basic introduction to international and foreign legal research for the non-specialist. It offers guidance through the unfamiliar pathways of research using international and non-US legal legal materials and demystifies the world of treaties and international case law. Since it's aimed at the non-specialist, it provides straight-forward background information on the United Nations and the European Union and includes guidance using the documents and legal materials of these institutions. There are extensive links to the rich world of Web resources, but it also describes print research tools that remain important in this field. Finally, it sets out a road map for approaching a research problem involving international, foreign and comparative law. Additional teaching materials are available for this title, and include online links to research sources noted in the book: Appendix A: Comprehensive List of Sources Appendix B: Websites Containing National Law Appendix C: Web Treaty Collections Appendix D: Planning Your Research and Organizational Tools

Energy Law and Policy

Author: Lincoln Davies
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1640208283
Release Date: 2018-05-04
Genre:

Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase. This book offers an introduction to energy law and policy both for students who seek to practice in the field and for those interested in better understanding this fascinating, critical area of law. It introduces the key federal, state, and local government actors that play differing roles in energy controversies and unpacks the multi-jurisdictional approach to energy regulation pervasive in the United States. The book explores the laws and policies governing the extraction, use, and disposal of renewable and non-renewable energy resources and provides in-depth coverage of U.S. regulation of the two major energy systems--electricity and transportation. In doing so, this book breaks away from the traditional approach of looking at energy resources one at a time. Instead, it provides a more holistic view of the field, emphasizing the major themes that run through energy law--regulation of market power, federalism tensions, and the global transition toward cleaner energy. Energy Law and Policy contains cases, sample statutes and regulations, and pertinent excerpts from energy law and policy experts. These policy-oriented, often empirical materials offer the necessary building blocks for a public law course, particularly one that covers a rapidly transitioning field. The book is organized into three parts that introduce students to the fundamental aspects of the energy sector, energy law, and the most pressing energy topics of the 21st century. The second edition builds on the first edition in a variety of ways: Enhanced coverage of legal and policy issues surrounding energy extraction on federal public lands, including coal, oil, natural gas, wind, and solar; Updated coverage of state policy changes in the areas of rooftop solar, net metering, and renewable portfolio standards; In-depth coverage of new energy-related executive orders, regulations, and policy shifts since the start of the Trump Administration; Greater discussion of energy storage technologies, electric vehicles, electric grid modernization, and cyber-security; Additional coverage of nuclear energy issues, including state subsidies for existing nuclear plants, financial concerns over investments in new nuclear plants, and facility permitting; Excerpts of new Supreme Court and federal lower court decisions on contemporary electricity policy issues, including demand response, capacity procurements, and electric transmission line planning; New developments in state regulation of hydraulic fracturing technologies; and Coverage of recent disputes over controversial energy transportation projects such as oil pipelines, natural gas pipelines, and liquefied natural gas export facilities.

Federal Appellate Practice and Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: Gregory A. Castanias
Publisher:
ISBN: 0314289313
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Appellate procedure

This Nutshell provides a comprehensive overview of federal appellate practice and procedure, suitable for practicing lawyers as a deskbook, and for law students as a study aid. It focuses both on the federal courts of appeals and on the US Supreme Court. Federal circuit court topics include, among others, preservation of error, the final judgment rule and its exceptions, the notice of appeal, parties to the appeal, relief pending appeal, standards and scope of review, briefing and oral argument, alternative dispute resolution, entry of judgment, and rehearing en banc. Supreme Court topics include, among others, jurisdiction over federal cases, jurisdiction over state cases, the certiorari process, original jurisdiction, briefing and oral argument, and the role of the Solicitor General. Also included are discussions of the structure and caseloads of the federal appellate system, appellate ethics and professionalism, certification of issues to state courts, and the future of appellate justice.

Payments Law in a Nutshell

Author: Mary Beth Matthews
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314290311
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Negotiable instruments

This text summarizes and explains the fundamental law applicable to a broad variety of current payment systems. Coverage includes issues of liability, transfer, holder in due course status, and check collection applicable to negotiable instruments (checks, notes, drafts) governed by UCC Articles 3 and 4, as well as letters of credit and documents of title governed by UCC Articles 5 and 7. The text further examines the rights, obligations, and federal protection applicable to credit and debit cards. Finally, this title addresses recent legal developments in regard to a variety of electronic fund transfers, prepaid cards and digital currencies.

International Environmental Law and Policy Treaty Supplement 2016

Author: David Hunter
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 1609303970
Release Date: 2016-05
Genre:

This treaty supplement is meant to complement the Fifth edition of International Environmental Law & Policy. It includes the major hard and soft law instruments that embody the field of international environmental law. It thus includes the major multilateral environmental agreements as well as some excerpts from important related treaties such as trade agreements and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Oil and Gas Law in a Nutshell

Author: John S. Lowe
Publisher:
ISBN: 0314289585
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Law

This text provides authoritative coverage of the legal rules that govern the development of privately owned mineral rights in the United States, which often also apply to government-owned resources. It covers topics such as the nature, protection, and conveyance of oil and gas rights, leasing, and taxation. The 6th edition tracks recent developments in the law and expands Appalachian coverage.

Entertainment Law

Author: Sherri L. Burr
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314184058
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

Entertainment Law: Cases and Materials in Established and Emerging Media is an exciting new book that contains cases, interviews with celebrities and other materials that educates its readers about the complicated entertainment business. To capture first-hand knowledge of the entertainment business, Burr has interviewed widely throughout the United States, Australia, England, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. The celebrities featured in this book include Academy Award and Grammy winners, as well as best-selling authors and TV stars. It opens with a chapter on the globalization of the entertainment industry and explains how mastering U.S. entertainment law helps qualify lawyers to work abroad.