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 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 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 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 Civil Procedure

Author: Kevin Clermont
Publisher:
ISBN: 1683286820
Release Date: 2017-11
Genre: Civil procedure

This Concise Hornbook covers the main points of civil procedure that any student needs to understand, and covers them briefly but thoroughly enough to be understandable. It focuses on the material covered in a typical law school course on civil procedure, tied to no one casebook. It breaks down the subject of civil procedure along the standard lines: a brief orientation; then a lengthier overview of the stages of litigation, followed by a close inspection of the major procedural problems (governing law, authority to adjudicate, former adjudication, and complex litigation); and finally some reflections in conclusion. It discusses specific problems and illustrations, with the aid of generously sprinkled diagrams and special text boxes. Special attention was given to fitting the civil procedure course's main points together to form the big picture, with each topic ending in a section on the "big idea" (separation of powers, vertical federalism, horizontal federalism, full faith and credit, or procedural due process) that the student is supposed to take from the topic.

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 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 International Litigation and Arbitration

Author: Ralph Folsom
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 162810354X
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Genre:

Principles of International Litigation and Arbitration is part of West Academic Publishing's Concise Hornbook series. Its coverage commences in Part One with an introduction to the area, notably choice of law, choice of forum and forum non conveniens issues. Part Two focuses on International Commercial and Foreign Investment Arbitration. Part Three examines International Business Litigation (including jurisdiction, procedure, sovereign defenses, enforcement of judgments and the EU litigation system), finishing with Part Four on WTO and NAFTA Dispute Settlement. Principles provides considerably more depth, analysis, citations and related documents than found in the West Nutshell Series. Principles of International Business Litigation and Arbitration can be used in connection with any international dispute settlement course book. West Academic Publishing has a number of course books in these areas. Principles can also be used independently as an inexpensive course book, notably in conjunction with the legal documents appended at the end of its chapters.

Principles of Constitutional Law

Author: Ronald Rotunda
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1628101199
Release Date: 2016-06-03
Genre:

The authors, recognized authorities for over a third of a century, provide succinct and authoritative coverage of the major principles in modern American constitutional law. This book is a shortened version based on the authors' hornbook (popular with students) and their six-volume treatise (popular with judges, practitioners, and scholars). It analyzes the constitutional issues studied today, and discusses the origins of judicial review and federal jurisdiction, federal commerce and spending powers, state powers in light of the dormant Commerce Clause, the war power, freedom of speech and religion, equal protection, due process, and other important individual rights and liberties. This book is completely up to date and includes all major Supreme Court cases through February, 2016, including the ground breaking First Amendment decisions of the Roberts' Court.

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 California and Federal Evidence

Author: John Myers
Publisher:
ISBN: 1683289951
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Evidence (Law)

Students studying evidence in California learn the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) and the California Evidence Code (CEC). Most California evidence professors test on both sets of rules. In particular, professors test the differences between the FRE and the CEC. Upon graduation, the essay and performance portions of the California State Bar Exam test the FRE and the CEC. As in school, the bar often emphasizes differences between the two sets of evidence rules. This book highlights the similarities and differences between the FRE and the CEC. The book covers the evidence rules you encounter in law school and on the bar. The book is unique in the amount of attention focused on preparing students for evidence questions in law school and on the bar. In addition to clearly written, concise text describing the many aspects of evidence law, the book contains numerous practice exams, including law school exams, California bar exam questions, analysis of exam questions, model answers, and multiple choice questions (and answers). The book has two goals: First, equip students to excel in the law school course on evidence (and the trial advocacy course), and Second, prepare students for the California Bar Exam.

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 Intellectual Property Law

Author: Gary Myers
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634607597
Release Date: 2017-01-29
Genre:

Intellectual property has helped define our culture, our economy, and our lifestyle. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the entire field of intellectual property, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, and the right of publicity. It is designed to be reader-friendly and is up-to-date through October 2016, including many new important Supreme Court decisions in copyright, patent, and trademark law. It can be a study guide for an intellectual property survey course or used as a useful introduction or refresher for anyone interested in the field. The book focuses primarily on three main federal intellectual property rights - copyrights, patents, and trademarks - along with the new federal trade secret law and important areas of state law protection (such as the right of publicity).

Principles of Antitrust

Author: Herbert Hovenkamp
Publisher:
ISBN: 1683288343
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Antitrust law

Nearly all of the aspects of federal antitrust policy are covered in this book. And it's written so you don't need a background in economics to understand it. Expert narration states the "black letter" law and presents policy arguments for alternatives. Text also includes an analysis of recent Supreme Court and lower-court decisions.