A Short and Happy Guide to Business Organizations

Author: David Epstein
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781634605830
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Genre: Law

“Short and Happy”? This book is indeed “short” - much shorter than any other student guide. The reason is that other student guides are written to help you understand your business associations/organizations course, to get you through 42 or 56 class hours. This student guide is different. It is written to help you understand your prof’s final exam questions – to get you through a 3 of 4 hour exam. Rather than teaching you how cases and concepts are applied in the real world, this book teaches you how cases and concepts need to be applied in the “unreal” world of law school exams. This is the book to read after you have spent the semester working on law review (Or was it clinic? Or client counseling competitions? Or Kundalini yoga? Or shape note singing?) instead of Business Associations. As Camus (and Noreen Vanderslice) might counsel, “Don’t be Sisyphus. Buy and read this book."

A Short and Happy Guide to Constitutional Law

Author: Mark Alexander
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781634590211
Release Date: 2013-05-03
Genre: Law

This efficient book takes the complex subject matter of Constitutional Law and makes it easier to understand and digest. World-renowned Seton Hall Law Professor Mark Alexander carefully explains the key concepts involved in Con Law and also brings it home with straightforward explanations of why you are reading and discussing the cases you are assigned every day. The subject matter runs the gamut from Marbury v. Madison and the structural side of the course to Due Process and Equal Protection. In addition, he provides exam-taking tips, and general words of guidance on how to make it through law school, and beyond, to a rewarding legal career. Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.

A Short and Happy Guide to Contracts

Author: David G. Epstein
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314277935
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

This efficient and exceedingly effective guide to Contracts will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on making the key concepts of contract law, and the relationship among those concepts, easier to understand and retain. The authors have also infused the book with humor, believing there is nothing inconsistent between a rigorous academic experience and having a little fun. Each of the authors is nationally-renowned law teacher who has taught Contracts for decades. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing each critical aspect of the contract relationship, including, contract formation (offer and acceptance), enforcement (consideration and defenses), interpretation, performance, breach, and remedies.

A Short and Happy Guide to Property

Author: Paula Ann Franzese
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314274022
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

This efficient and exceedingly effective guide to Property takes difficult subject matter and makes it accessible and easy to remember. Prof. Paula Franzese, a nationally-renown teacher and scholar, sets forth understandable techniques for mastering estates in land and future interests (including the dreaded rule against perpetuities), concurrent estates, landlord-tenant law, servitudes, land transactions, recording system, zoning and eminent domain. Learn from the unprecedented nine-time recipient of the Professor of the Year Award, and become a Property connoisseur!

A Short and Happy Guide to Elder Law

Author: Kenney F. Hegland
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314283811
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

Students taking elder law, working in elder clinics, or simply dealing with aging relatives, should be assigned this book. Quick and easy it offers a legal checkup and describes how it is to grow older. It covers the legal issues, but also the critical not-on-the-syllabus issues: talking to one's family, recognizing elder abuse, dealing with disability and death. Kenney Hegland is known for clear writing and questionable jokes; Robert Fleming, in the trenches for 35 years, is known, along with Professor Rebecca Morgan, as the "rock star" of NAELA (National Association of Elder Law Attorneys).

Weekend MPRE

Author: Leah Christensen
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781634605687
Release Date: 2016-03-14
Genre: Law

The Weekend MPRE is designed to teach students the rules of professional responsibility within the specific context of the MPRE. Students learn to recognize the fact patterns found uniquely in the MPRE exam. The course includes 14 video modules which cover 20 different subject areas. The course also contains self-assessment quizzes for each lesson and 2 full sample MPREs. These materials can be used by students to prepare exclusively for the MPRE or by law professors to supplement any Professional Responsibility course. Grounded in learning theory, the mini-course strives to be engaging, efficient and effective—giving students just enough content to learn and comprehend the rules of professional responsibility and achieve success on any exam.

A Short and Happy Guide to Criminal Law

Author: Joseph Kennedy
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314287612
Release Date: 2015-11-09

This book leaves newcomers to criminal law with what they need most: key concepts they can remember! Too many criminal law guides bury the novice in detailed rules when nine times out of ten mastery of the fundamental concepts is the key to success on the exam or in practice. Remembering these concepts is made easier by a "forest before the trees" organization and the use of quirky, often funny examples that stick the concepts to the reader's memory. Bonus chapters offer valuable tips for students on how to succeed in the study of the law. You'll laugh and learn. Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.

Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Stockholders in a Nutshell 7th

Author: Karen Burke
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781634593670
Release Date: 2014-01-17
Genre: Law

This edition has been completely revised to reflect developments in the Code, regulations, and case law through October 2013. The text focuses on the corporation as a taxable entity and tracks the corporate life cycle from incorporation through complete liquidation. It includes discussion on nonliquidating distributions, redemptions, and stock dividends. It also addresses advanced problems in corporate taxation, such as taxable acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations and corporate divisions, and carryover of corporate tax attributes.

Oil and Gas Law in a Nutshell 6th

Author: John Lowe
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781628106312
Release Date: 2014-04-14
Genre: Law

This text provides authoritative coverage of the legal rules that govern the development of privately owned mineral rights, which often also apply to government-owned resources. It covers topics such as the nature, protection, and conveyance of oil and gas rights, leasing, and taxation.

A Comprehensive Guide to Mergers Acquisitions

Author: Yaakov Weber
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780133014204
Release Date: 2013-12-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Leverage today's most complete and practical framework for driving superior business value from mergers and acquisitions -- both domestic and international. A Comprehensive Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions Management focuses on critical success factors across every stage of the process, including planning, screening, negotiation, due diligence, transition management structures, post-merger integration, leadership and trust, cultural integration, HR practices, control, monitoring, and more. Authored by Yaakov Weber, an international expert in M&A management, strategic alliances, and strategic management, this book's uniquely interdisciplinary approach fully addresses both operational and cultural requirements, supporting participants in every role. Replete with recent examples and cases, it pays special attention to crucial strategic and behavioral linkages between pre- and post-merger stages, explaining why they are so important and how they can be managed to create maximum value. Throughout, Weber provides practical tools, tables, and figures that can help M&A implementers ensure best performance and achieve success where others have failed. As just one example, he provides proven instruments for analyzing cultural differences and the potential for synergy, and translating that potential into reality. For multiple audiences, including board members and top executives who must evaluate the strategic and financial issues associated with M&A; investment bankers, VCs, and other investors who must screen and select acquisitions; managers who must execute business combinations; consultants in strategy, HR, culture, and other areas; and faculty and students in executive education, MBA, and BA-level business programs.

Miller and Davis Intellectual Property Patents Trademarks and Copyright in a Nutshell 5th

Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781628106169
Release Date: 2012-03-30
Genre: Law

Miller and Davis’ Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright in a Nutshell presents the fundamentals of trademark and copyright laws. Authors Michael Davis and famed Harvard professor Arthur Miller provide authoritative coverage on the foundations of patent protection, patentability, and the patenting process. The text addresses: Torts and property Antitrust and government regulation Concept of federalism State and federal conflicts

Introduction to American Constitutional Law

Author: William F. Funk
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314282793
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Law

This title is a part of our CasebookPlus(tm) offering as ISBN 9781634595155. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. Unlike most constitutional law books, this book does not assume that the students have any particular knowledge of American history, government, or law, so it begins with a rich introductory chapter to provide students with a necessary foundation for the rest of the material. Thereafter, it supplements the familiar cases with historical context and pictures and biographies of current and famous justices adjacent to their opinions. It makes the traditional canon accessible and enjoyable to the current generation. Easily covered over two semesters, the book manages through careful case selection to avoid drastic editing of all but the longest cases.

Do Less

Author: Rachel Jonat
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440573644
Release Date: 2014-04-18
Genre: Self-Help

Stress less while living more! An inviting living space. Time spent with loved ones. Peace of mind. With Do Less, a happier, more serene life is just moments away. From your home to your finances, this straightforward guide teaches you how to scale back your possessions and commitments to just what you really need. With hundreds of ways to minimalize your life, you'll quickly uncover the joys and rewards of paring down. A must-have for any shelf, Do Less helps you rediscover the simple moments that have been buried beneath the piles of to-dos, to-knows, and to-buys.

The Happy Manifesto

Author: Henry Stewart
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749467524
Release Date: 2013-01-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Imagine a workplace where people are energized and motivated by being in control of the work they do. Imagine they are trusted and given freedom, within clear guidelines, to decide how to achieve their results. Imagine they are able to get the life balance they want. Imagine they are valued according to the work they do, rather than the number of hours they spend at their desk.Wouldn't you want to work there? Wouldn't it also be the place that would enable you to work at your best and most productive? The Happy Manifesto is a guide to anyone wanting to improve their workplace. Learn how you too could change your work environment for the better.