Social Science in Law

Author: John Monahan
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060800187
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Law

The Fourth Edition of Monahan & Walker's Social Science in Law: * Thoroughly incorporates Daubert v. Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision on scientific evidence * Features expanded & in-depth treatment of the growing use of survey methods to establish damages in mass tort cases * Integrates the latest Web site addresses to aid in further social science & legal research.

Cases and Materials on Sales

Author: Marion Benfield, Jr.
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 1628103523
Release Date: 2015-10-12
Genre:

The objectives of the Seventh Edition are twofold: to help the student understand the substantive law of sales and develop the skills of statutory analysis in the context of a comprehensive statute that contains critical definitions and numerous cross references. The materials consist of cases, text, and problems. The cases are selected because of their effectiveness as teaching materials, presenting difficult legal questions and explaining the business background of the disputes. The notes elaborate on the background and push the student to question the rationale of the court. The problems further explore the soundness of the court's decision and present new issues of statutory analysis for the student to consider. They require the student to dig deeply into the language of the statute and the Official Comments, working back and forth among the various sections that are relevant to solving the problem. For teachers who so prefer, the course can be taught almost entirely through use of the problems.

Constitutional Law

Author: William Cohen
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060807133
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Civil rights

Constitutional Law: Civil Liberty & Individual Rights focuses on freedom, privacy, equality & the right to vote. It emphasizes history & the interrelation of law, policy & theory. The Fourth Edition expands coverage of the decision-making process & the impact of Supreme Court decisions. The book contains approximately 100 principal cases & notes that discuss more than 200 additional cases. It provides brief biographies of many members of the Supreme Court, & draws on the private papers of more than a dozen chief justices & justices.

Domestic Violence

Author: D. Kelly Weisberg
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454859963
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

A Domestic Violence casebook featuring cases, statutes, notes, interdisciplinary materials, narratives, problems, and a particular sensitivity to the victim's perspective as well as issues of race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation. Features: Reflects the social reality of intimate partner violence through human-interest narratives that complement the cases Integrates interdisciplinary perspectives, including excerpts, notes, and questions emanating from history, literature, psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, and medicine Blends analyses of current social science research to enhance student understanding Focuses on cutting-edge areas of law and often-ignored issues Covers the full range of types of abuse Presents a variety of problem exercises derived from actual cases and current events Easily adapts to shorter or longer courses

Environmental Policy Law

Author: Holly D. Doremus
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 1609301730
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

This casebook takes a very broad view of environmental law, encompassing the regulation of private and public land use and protection of wildlife as well as pollution control and remediation. It provides sufficient breadth for any introductory environmental or natural resources law course. It also strikes a balance by focusing in detail on those portions of the statutes covered that raise particularly interesting or important conceptual issues. Throughout, it highlights perpetual controversies such as the nature of human relationships to nature and the appropriate extent of individual control over natural resource use. The Fifth Edition includes problems that help students develop and test their facility with the materials in the text and the concepts underlying those materials. The new edition will also have new chapters on international environmental law issues and on enforcement issues.

A History of Civil Litigation

Author: Frank J. Vandall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199781096
Release Date: 2011-01-17
Genre: Law

A History of Civil Litigation: Political and Economic Perspectives, by Frank J. Vandall, studies the expansion of civil liability from 1466 to 1980, and the cessation of that growth in 1980. It evaluates the creation of tort causes of action during the period of 1400-1980. Re-evaluation and limitation of those developments from 1980, to the present, are specifically considered. The unique focus of the book is first, to argue that civil justice no longer rests on historic foundations, such as, precedent, fairness and impartiality, but has shifted to power and influence. Reform in the law (legislative, judicial, and regulatory) is today driven by financial interests, not precedent, not a neutral desire for fairness, and not to "make it better." It uses products, cases and policies for much of its argument. These policies can be summarized as a shift from a balanced playing field, negligence, to one that favors injured consumers. The strict liability foreshadowed by Judge Traynor, in Escola v. Coca Cola (1944), was not adopted until 1962, when Traynor wrote the majority opinion in Greenman v. Yuba Power Products for the California Supreme Court. Second, the book examines the role of persuasive non-governmental agencies, such as the American Law Institute, in reforming and shaping civil justice. Never has it been less true that we live under the rule of law. Congress, agencies and the courts make the law, but they are driven by those who have a large financial stake in the outcome. Today, those with power shape the character of products liability law, at every turn.

The Law of Employment Discrimination

Author: Joel William Friedman
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060778607
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Law

Structured for use with two-, three- or four-credit courses. In addition, benchmark legislative, administrative and judicial developments, such as the 1991 Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act are integrated into this volume.

Employment Law

Author: Mark A. Rothstein
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 158778582X
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Law

"This Statutory Supplement contains the relevant portions of the key federal employment laws considered in the casebook, as well as some representative state statutes. They have been arranged in the Supplement to correspond with their order of presentation in the casebook. The Supplement contains one unenacted statute: the Model Employment Termination Act. It is included because of its relevance to material discussed in the casebook"--Editors' note.

Counterterrorism Law

Author: Charles A. Shanor
Publisher:
ISBN: 1609300165
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

This casebook, in a logical and student-friendly format, presents the challenges that terrorism poses to the law. The decisions of Congress, the President, and the courts are organized around various counterterrorism strategies and processes. Strategies used in the United States are compared with those of other nations. The cases and notes explore fascinating issues seldom found elsewhere in law schools such as, crimes punishing speech; warrantless searches and seizures; data mining; foreign intelligence surveillance; extraordinary rendition; state secrets; lengthy military detention; enhanced interrogation techniques; unusual trial forums and processes; targeted killings; immigration sweeps; and compensation barriers. Illustrations include: boundary-blurring between criminal and military law reconsideration of traditional detention and interrogation practices mingling of investigation and intelligence-gathering exceptions to constitutional protections of individual rights new fault lines between courts, the executive, and Congress modifications to the law of armed conflict revisions to immigration law unique aspects of compensation systems related to terrorism. The book is structured into the following chapters and topics: Chapter I provides a broad brush introduction, primarily non-legal, to terrorism and counterterrorism, a short substitute for an undergraduate overview of this field. Chapters II and III explore antiterrorism criminal law (including punishments) and criminal procedures related to finding terrorists. Chapter IV then examines in detail a specific investigatory tool, foreign intelligence surveillance. Chapters V-VII present the legal battles over civilian and military detention and interrogation of alleged terrorists and the processes (mainly habeas corpus) for ending detention. Trial processes concerning defendants c

The Law of Governance Risk Management and Compliance

Author: Geoffrey P. Miller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887133
Release Date: 2017-03-12
Genre: Law

The second edition of The Law of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance follows the first edition, as the first casebook focused on the law of governance, risk management, and compliance. Author Geoffrey P. Miller, a highly respected professor of corporate and financial law, brings real world experience to the book as a member of the board of directors and audit and risk committees of a significant banking institution. The book addresses issues of fundamental importance for any regulated organization (the $13 billion settlement between JPMorgan Chase and its regulators is only one of many examples). This book can be a cornerstone for courses on compliance, corporate governance, or on the role of attorneys in managing risk in organizational clients.

Communications Law and Policy

Author: Jerry Kang
Publisher:
ISBN: 0997850205
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Genre:

This teachable casebook provides an introduction to the law and policy of modern communications. The book is organized by analytic concepts instead of current industry lines, which are constantly made out-of-date by technological convergence. The basic ideas--power, entry, pricing, access, classification, bad content, and intermediary liability--equip students with a durable and yet flexible intellectual structure that can help parse a complex and ever-changing field.This book includes concise technological and legal summaries and carefully edited opinions and FCC reports. It also includes "just-in-time" delivery of the text of statutes and regulations so that students get accustomed to parsing statutory material as they analyze legal questions.In this fifth edition, we have simplified wherever possible and minimized technological detail and regulatory history that were slowing down readers without sufficient pedagogical payoff.We hope to have created a comprehensive, challenging, yet accessible text that will pay long-lasting educational dividends. More information is available at the casebook's website: http://jerrykang.net/commlaw. Comments are always welcome.

Sports Law

Author: Raymond L. Yasser
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781422485538
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Sports


Criminal Law

Author: Cynthia Lee
Publisher:
ISBN: 0314282866
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Genre: Law

This text, the only criminal law casebook authored by two progressive female law professors of color, provides the reader with both critical race and critical feminist theory perspectives on criminal law while following a traditional format. All of the usual subject areas are covered, but the book is unique in highlighting the cultural context of substantive criminal law. The book seamlessly integrates issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation so the teacher who wishes to address such issues does not have to assign supplemental reading assignments in order to do so. The book is also very student-friendly, providing a brief doctrinal overview of the subject matter at the beginning of each chapter. The book does away with the tradition of long lists of notes and questions following the cases, a trademark feature of many older casebooks, putting this material in the Teachers Manual for the teacher to use at his or her discretion. The forthcoming third edition is fresh and innovative, referencing several ripped from the headlines controversies, including the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman and Florida's stand your ground law, the arrest of African American Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for disorderly conduct, the shooting of Larry King, a gender nonconforming teenager, by classmate Brandon McInerney and the gay panic defense, and the repeal of North Carolina's Racial Justice Act.