Author: Andrea Campbell
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Legal Ease is a versatile book that addresses how laws evolve and change as if they were living, breathing entities that are a mirror reflecting societal change. This new third edition offers the reader an expansive and practical guide to the many aspects of law. Presented in three sections, the book explains the practice of law through all phases of the criminal justice system. Part One, Criminal Law Explained, offers a history of law, defines criminal conduct, and explains the tools attorneys use in their practice. Section Two, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, details the steps required to institute constitutional search, seizure, and arrest. It also provides a comprehensive description of the duties and responsibilities of prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, and court personnel. Section Three, A Walk Through the Criminal Justice System, takes the reader step-by-step through the process of a trial, from jury selection to verdict and sentencing, and finally to the appeal process. Defendants’ rights are discussed as they navigate through the criminal justice system. The ideas and principles behind the country's constitutional amendments are explained, with many case examples offered to illustrate. Additional topics new to this edition address privacy rights, picketing at funerals, free speech/cruelty to animals, youthful offenders and sentencing, strip search of students, sexting, deportation and minor drug cases, DNA testing, warrantless search, medicare scams, and workforce retaliation, among others. The inclusion of “Key Words” and “Questions for Review and Discussion” sections at the end of each chapter will prove invaluable to instructors and students. This comprehensive volume continues to give groups who are new to the scene, as well as those who aren’t, an easy-to-read book of reference for all those nuances the law continues to press onto the legal system.
Author: Stephen C. Yeazell
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
Release Date: 2008
The famously teachable casebook, Civil Procedure, by Stephen C. Yeazell, features a flexible organization, expertly selected and edited cases, a manageable length, and eminently readable introductions and notes. The leading casebook for Civil Procedure features: a clear and straightforward writing style a helpful overview of the procedural system techniques for statutory analysis explained in plain English a manageable overall length a flexible organization that adapts to a variety of teaching approaches a comprehensive Teacher's Manual with detailed teaching guidance, case analyses, and sample syllabi a companion CD with complete text of all of the cases in the book an Annual Statutory and Case Supplement available for adoption a Companion Website with additional teaching materials, including the full text of every case discussed in the book Updated throughout, the Seventh Edition incorporates the restyled rules from the December 2007 Amendments to the FRCP, as well as material on recent developments, including: contemporary pleading systems and problems, incorporating recent Supreme Court pleading cases discovery: spoliation of evidence, E-discovery, sanctions resolution without trial: emerging trends in judicial regulation of arbitration former adjudication: preclusion & arbitration Always a pleasure to teach from, Civil Procedure gives you perfect teaching flexibility, even providing a complimentary CD with the complete text of the cases. At the same time, you know you are totally supported by a Teacher's Manual that provides day-to-day guidance for structuring each class, instructions and analyses of every case, and a selection of sample syllabi to choose among.