This coursebook introduces students to feminist jurisprudence. The first three chapters develop the historical range of feminist theories. Subsequent chapters examine topics such as violence, reproduction, intimate relationships, children, employment, and education. Extensive readings, cases, and text notes encourage detailed, rigorous analysis and critical thinking.
Author: Robert Verchick
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2016-01-15
Genre: Social Science
Feminist legal theory is one of the most dynamic fields in the law, and it affects issues ranging from child custody to sexual harassment. Since its initial publication in 2006, Feminist Legal Theory: A Primer has received rave reviews. Now, in the completely updated second edition of this outstanding primer, Nancy Levit and Robert R.M. Verchick introduce the diverse strands of feminist legal theory and discuss an array of substantive legal topics, pulling in recent court decisions, new laws, and important shifts in culture and technology. The book centers on feminist legal theories, including equal treatment theory, cultural feminism, dominance theory, critical race feminism, lesbian feminism, postmodern feminism, and ecofeminism. Readers will find new material on women in politics, gender and globalization, and the promise and danger of expanding social media. Updated statistics and empirical analysis appear throughout. The authors, prominent experts in the field, also address feminist legal methods, such as consciousness-raising and storytelling. The primer offers an accessible and pragmatic approach to feminist legal theory. It demonstrates the ways feminist legal theory operates in real-life contexts, including domestic violence, reproductive rights, workplace discrimination, education, sports, pornography, and global issues of gender. The authors highlight a sweeping range of cutting-edge topics at the intersection of law and gender, such as single-sex schools, abortion, same-sex marriage, rape on college campuses, and international trafficking in women and girls. At its core, Feminist Legal Theory shows the importance of the roles of law and feminist legal theory in shaping contemporary gender issues.
Author: Donna Nagy
Release Date: 2017-07-28
This casebook focuses on federal securities litigation and enforcement, an area of law that encompasses private litigation, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement, criminal enforcement by the Department of Justice (DOJ), and securities arbitration. The fourth edition incorporates developments since 2011. These include the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 as well as numerous major Supreme Court decisions that appear as principal cases - Salman v. United States; Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund; Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (Halliburton II); Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice, and Amgen, Inc. v. Conn. Ret. Plans & Trust Funds.
Author: Robert J. Peroni
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2012
The new 4th Edition retains the organization of the 3rd Edition. The updating includes all legislation from 2006-2011 and all regulatory changes and case law developments during that period . The major legislative developments that affect this book are the 2010 extension of the Bush tax cuts through 2012 and the 2010 codification of the economic-substance doctrine.
Author: Marianne M. Jennings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Discover the challenges and success found in the law of real estate ownership, transfer, and development as REAL ESTATE LAW, 11E brings the day-to-day transactions of today’s real estate marketplace to life. This practical hands-on study of the laws affecting real property offers lively case selections and clear discussions of the rules and regulations of contemporary real estate. This book’s unique, realistic approach has received significant praise for its ability to teach future and practicing professionals to recognize, prevent, and resolve legal problems. This edition keeps readers actively engaged with the latest changes in the law, new cases, and surprising developments, ranging from endless foreclosures to liability issues for birds landing in one’s buildings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Marshall S. Shapo
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Featuring both classic and modern dramatic cases, the third edition of Tort and Injury Law includes provocative problems and pithy topic outlines. The cases, selected for intrinsic interest and teachability, are interspersed with materials on law and economics, behavioral data, and legal philosophy. Shapo and Peltz constantly employ motifs that introduce basic techniques of judicial analysis and modes of judicial administration. They deftly convey the the human drama of courtroom trials by strategically weaving transcript excerpts throughout the text. The new edition contains focused presentation of modern controversies in law and policy, including: products liability; scientific proof; informed consent; and a stimulating collection of classic and contemporary materials on compensation plans, including the September 11th Victims' Compensation Fund.The section on duty and proximate cause, chock-full of interesting cases, presents a flexible framework for a variety of approaches to the topic. In addition, stimulating materials on medical malpractice appear in several sections of the book. Another highlight of the book is its materials on current problems in toxic torts, including issues of scientific proof. Tort and Injury Law presents many opportunities for selection to suit the preferences of a wide range of torts teachers. After building a backbone for the book out of fundamental concepts pivotal to the beginning lawyer, Shapo and Peltz weave threads of law and economics, moral philosophy, and feminist jurisprudence around that spine. The comprehensive teacher's manual contains up-to-date references for case law, scholarly articles and The Third Restatement. Besides providing professors with a variety of course-planning materials, the teacher's manual also contains a large number of exam problems.
Author: Olin Guy Wellborn
Publisher: That's An Awesome Deal.com
Release Date: 2007
This highly efficient casebook offers materials that are thorough and yet brief enough that the subject can be covered in a three- or four- credit course. Each chapter covers an article of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Within the chapters and sections, the materials follow the sequence of the Rules. The Fourth Edition is an update of this popular, concise casebook. It includes the important 2006 decision of the Supreme Court in Davis v. Washington, plus all important recent decisions. These materials are meant to be self-sufficient when accompanied by a current copy of the Rules, and, where appropriate, the rules of a state.
Author: Robert H. Klonoff
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2012
This casebook focuses on one of the most important and dynamic areas of modern federal civil practice - aggregate-party litigation, particularly class actions. The casebook covers the latest groundbreaking Supreme Court cases involving employment discrimination, arbitration and securities fraud. The book not only provides cutting edge cases, it explores litigation strategies used by practitioners and examines the theories underlying complex, multi-party litigation. As such, the book is ideal for scholars, lawyers and students.
Author: Thomas D. Morgan
Release Date: 2014-03-21
This text organizes cases over four periods: a 25-year period from 1890 to 1914, in which most of today's issues were foreshadowed; a 25-year period from 1915 to 1939, in which the 'rule of reason' forced courts to investigate the actual consequences of business practices; a 35-year period from 1940 to 1975, in which the per se rule and industry concentration provided the predominant models for analysis; and the modern period of now almost 40 years, which is a synthesis of the second and third periods. The new Fifth Edition retains enough of the first three periods to provide important intellectual and economic context, but it expands upon, even more fully, the recent developments of antitrust policy. All major Supreme Court authority is covered, including the 2013 Actavis 'reverse payments' and Phoebe Putney 'hospital regulation' cases, as well as the 2010 Merger Guidelines and developments in lower court treatment of tying, bundled pricing and mergers.
Author: Deborah Tuerkheimer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2015-03-02
The emergence of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) presents an object lesson in the dangers that lie at the intersection of science and criminal law. As often occurs in the context of scientific knowledge, understandings of SBS have evolved. We now know that the diagnostic triad alone does not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an infant was abused, or that the last person with the baby was responsible for the baby's condition. Nevertheless, our legal system has failed to absorb this new consensus. As a result, innocent parents and caregivers remain incarcerated and, perhaps more perplexingly, triad-only prosecutions continue even to this day. Flawed Convictions: "Shaken Baby Syndrome" and the Inertia of Injustice is the first book to survey the scientific, cultural, and legal history of Shaken Baby Syndrome from inception to formal dissolution. It exposes extraordinary failings in the criminal justice system's treatment of what is, in essence, a medical diagnosis of murder. The story of SBS highlights fundamental inadequacies in the legal response to "science dependent prosecution." A proposed restructuring of the law contends with the uncertainty of scientific knowledge.
Author: Sherri L. Burr
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2011
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.
Author: David Getches
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2016-12-31
This federal Indian law casebook has an unprecedented focus on Native Nation-building, including cutting-edge materials on tribal economies and tribal justice systems unavailable elsewhere. The Seventh Edition retains classic material on the history of federal Indian law and policy, including the medieval origins of the "Doctrine of Discovery," and the shifting eras of Indian law leading to the current Nation-building era. The book covers the federal tribal relationship; tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction; Indian religion and culture; water rights; treaty rights; rights of Alaska natives and native Hawaiians; and international legal perspectives.