Principles of Employment Law

Author: Ann C. Hodges
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 031416877X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

This book provides a comprehensive overview of employment law and is a useful supplement to any employment law casebook. The book is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1 examines who is an employee and who is an employer. Chapter 2 analyzes the employment-at-will doctrine and job security claims. Chapter 3 focuses on privacy, autonomy and dignity. Chapter 4 analyzes claims that employers may have against employees. Chapter 5 discusses employment terms and benefits that are directly mandated by law, like minimum wage, or strongly encouraged or regulated by law, such as pensions. Finally, Chapter 6 examines workplace health and safety.

Principles of Contract Law

Author: Robert A. Hillman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314911626
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

This overview of contract law explains concepts clearly and concisely, in an informal, humorous style. For ease of reading and understanding, the book omits footnotes that often increase the difficulty and complexity of the issues. Instead, the footnotes cite cases, with most including short quotations to substantiate assertions made in the text. It also contains numerous examples and illustrations, often with the reader assigned a role in the problem, on the theory that the reader will be most interested and attentive with something at stake. Cross references enable review concepts that constitute building blocks for the current material.

Principles of Criminal Procedure

Author: Jerold H. Israel
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314199357
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Law

This book, for use in connection with a course focused upon crime detection and investigation, examines various investigative procedures, including search and seizure, network surveillance, entrapment, interrogation, lineup and photo identification, and grand jury investigation; describes the scope and administration of exclusionary rules relating to those procedures; and also discussed the right to counsel. All sections in the book are cross-referenced to comparable sections of the authors 7-volume Criminal Procedure treatise (readily available on Westlaw database CRIMPROC) containing more detailed analysis and citations to additional supporting authorities.

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.

Principles of Criminal Law

Author: Wayne Lafave
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1683285352
Release Date: 2017-03-03
Genre:

Expertly written to provide comprehensive coverage of the most crucial issues in a course, the Concise Hornbook Series features concise analyses by prominent scholars of basic areas of the law. The Series focuses on core principles and concepts fundamental to understanding the subject matter. LaFave's Principles of Criminal Law provides detailed discussion on the topics of responsibility, justification and excuse, inchoate crimes and accomplice liability. The book also gives attention to subjects such as causation, insanity and conspiracy.

Constitutional Law

Author: John E. Nowak
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN: 0314237488
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Law

Origins of Judicial Review; Federal Jurisdiction; Sources of National Authority; The Federal Commerce Power; Federal Fiscal Powers; International Affairs; The President and Congress; The Commerce Clause and Restrictions on State Regulatory Powers; Federal Regulation and State Authority; Individual Liberties -- An Overview; State Action; Procedural Due Process -- The Requirement of Fair Adjudicative Procedures; Equal Protection; Congressional Enforcement of Civil Rights; Freedom of Speech; Freedom of Religion.

Principles of Property Law

Author: Sheldon Kurtz
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634607015
Release Date: 2016-10-08
Genre:

Cases and statutory law are updated and the material reorganized; conforms with modern law school courses in real property. Chapters open with brief outlines of the law encompassed within, providing an overview of rules in that area. This is followed by a series of factually-based problems designed to generate thoughts about how these rules could be applied in real life situations. Chapters then discuss statements of applicable law and analysis of legal issues raised, plus likely outcomes and current citations of the various laws.

Principles of Arbitration Law

Author: Stephen J. Ware
Publisher:
ISBN: 1683285689
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Arbitration and award

The Concise Hornbook Principles of Arbitration Law is an authoritative and extensively cited treatise on arbitration. It thoroughly discusses general arbitration law--from federal preemption of state law to the formation, performance, and enforcement of arbitration agreements--and provides in-depth coverage of specialized law governing international arbitration and labor arbitration. The last few decades have witnessed the growth of a large body of legal doctrine--from statutes, judicial decisions, and other sources--focused on arbitration. This Concise Hornbook summarizes that body of law, so should be useful to lawyers and scholars researching arbitration law and to students learning about arbitration. This Concise Hornbook is designed to be used as the primary or secondary text in a law school course. Many teachers of arbitration design their courses to develop a wide array of practice skills, generally through the use of role-playing exercises. Because this book is clear and concise, students reading it can quickly gain a solid understanding of arbitration's central concepts and legal doctrines. This efficient use of time enables the teacher to devote many class sessions to role-playing exercises, and discussion of them. This Concise Hornbook can also serve as the primary text for arbitration seminars. Before venturing into a field of scholarship, students generally need a solid foundation in the field's central concepts and legal doctrines. This book provides that foundation with only a limited amount of reading, thus enabling students to devote substantial time to the seminar's more-advanced work of reading scholarly articles and writing original papers.

Principles of International Law

Author: Sean D. Murphy
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314262687
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

This fully-updated second edition provides a comprehensive survey of public international law, with useful references throughout to current events, classic and contemporary cases and scholarship. It is designed as a stand-alone text or as a complement to all the major casebooks on the topic. The first section of the book addresses the fundamental structure, actors, and history of international law; the second section focuses on the interface of international law and national law; and the final section covers key subject matter areas: human rights, the law of the sea, international environmental law, international criminal law, and the use of force.

Principles of Counter terrorism Law

Author: Jimmy Gurulé
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314205446
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

The book examines the Military Response, analyzing legal issues related to treating terrorism as an armed conflict. These include the legal authority to use military force; determining when the law of armed conflict comes into force; the law of targeting and how this authority is applied to terrorist operatives; preventive detention; and prosecution of terrorists by military commission. The book also analyzes the Law Enforcement Response to international terrorism, including the legal framework for gathering counter-terrorism intelligence information, prosecuting terrorists and their sponsors, and freezing terrorist assets, domestically and internationally. Finally, the book examines the federal statutes authorizing civil liability for personal injury or death caused by acts of international terrorism.

Principles of Criminal Procedure

Author: Russell L. Weaver
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314276661
Release Date: 2012-10-17
Genre: Law

This book gives students everything they need to know about basic criminal procedure principles, presented in a no-nonsense fashion. It includes references to recent, relevant decisions handed down by the United States Supreme Court. In addition, Principles of Criminal Procedure contains helpful study devices such as "focal points" at the beginning of each chapter, and "points to remember" at the end of each section. This is a great introduction for students needing to understand basic criminal procedure principles in U.S. law.

Principles of Copyright Law

Author: Roger E. Schechter
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314147500
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

Laden with examples and leavened with humor, their exposition guides the reader through both the traditional topics, such as fair use, and more modern topics, such as the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, without getting bogged down in unnecessary or tedious detail. This title is ideal for end-of-semester review by students in both basic and advanced courses on copyright law, and also will be of use to practitioners and other legal professionals seeking a comprehensive yet manageable introduction To The subject.

Principles of Corporate Taxation

Author: Douglas A. Kahn
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314184961
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

The book is not organized according to the chronological life of a corporation. Instead, the book begins by examining the tax treatment of a withdrawal of property from an existing corporation. The reason for choosing that organization is that the concepts embodied in such topics as dividends, earnings and profits, and stock redemptions are the fundamental building blocks on which the more complex provisions of corporate taxation rest. The authors explain the technical operation of the various Code provisions and provide numerous examples illustrating how they are applied and how several provisions must be read in concert with each other.