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 Economics and the Environment

Author: Joel B. Eisen
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134517924
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

This casebook integrates a legal assessment of energy resources with economic and environmental issues, thereby encouraging thoughtful analysis of energy policy issues confronting the U.S. and the world. Historical and contemporary legal issues confronting a range of energy resources are surveyed, including water power, coal, oil and gas, electricity, and nuclear power. Particular attention is paid to the need to reduce consumption of imported oil by motor vehicles. The third edition of the book contains considerable material on problems presented by climate change, including legal issues confronting renewable power projects and various conservation measures. We believe that the material can be taught in many different variations, and we continue to teach it in a somewhat different order every time it is offered.

Land Use in a Nutshell

Author: John R. Nolon
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314163719
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

It reviews the common-law controls that were the underpinnings of modern land use regulations, and private law devices--such as covenants and restrictions--that continue to work together with government regulation to limit the use of private property. The Nutshell clearly explains the legal aspects of land planning and regulation, project review processes, and innovative and flexible regulatory devices. Subdivision and site plan regulation, local environment law, discrimination in zoning, regulatory takings and inverse condemnation, and community development practices are all explored. In addition, the book discusses the law of smart growth, and addresses current trends in land use law including the siting of renewable energy facilities. An appendix of internet-based resources is also provided. Law students will find that this Nutshell covers the key cases in all land use law textbooks, and seasoned practitioners and planners will find the organization and approach to dozens of subjec

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.

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.

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.

Energy Law

Author: Joshua P. Fershee
Publisher:
ISBN: 1594607990
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Law

Energy Law offers a comprehensive introduction to energy law. The book is designed to support an energy survey course and provides a practical overlay to each topic, with ''practice notes'' placed throughout the text. This book is uniquely organized by industry sector, the way such issues are often confronted in practice, rather than by natural resource, which is the traditional approach. The book chapters include: Minerals and Mineral Rights: Coal, Oil and Gas; Electricity and Related Resources; Natural Gas: Direct Use and Distribution; Economic Regulation and Market Structure; Environmental Regulation; Climate Change; and The Unique Nature of Transportation. This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.

Mergers and Acquisitions in a Nutshell

Author: Dale A. Oesterle
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314159568
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

A succinct exposition of the law or mergers and acquisitions law to which a student or lawyer can turn for reliable guidance. All the titles have been written by outstanding authorities and recognized experts. The book is a compact format for convenient reference.

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

Federal Appellate Practice and Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: Gregory A. Castanias
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314153071
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

The nutshell provides a comprehensive overview of federal appellate practice and procedure. 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.

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.

The Law of International Business Transactions

Author: Aaron Xavier Fellmeth
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 031427152X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

This course book offers entertaining and systematically organized content to explain the many complex legal regimes governing international business transactions. The book is written by an experienced international business lawyer and introduces all major legal aspects of cross-border business, focusing on U.S.-based law practice. This book covers transactional, regulatory, and treaty regimes, with special emphasis on the modern need to protect intellectual property and plan for disputes. It integrates visual aids, career advice by eminent practicing attorneys in each legal field, policy problems, and practice problems to hone skills in issue spotting and applied legal analysis.

Principles of Legal Research

Author: Kent C. Olson
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134448187
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Law

Principles of Legal Research will be published in June and available for fall 2009 class adoptions. Principles of Legal Research is the long-awaited successor to the venerable How to Find the Law, 9th edition, thoroughly updated for the electronic age. The text provides encyclopedic yet concise coverage of research methods and resources using both free and commercial websites as well as printed publications. An introductory survey of research strategies is followed by chapters on the sources of U.S. law created by each branch of government, discussion of major secondary sources, and an overview of international and comparative law. Sample illustrations are included, and an appendix lists nearly 500 major treatises and looseleaf services by subject.