Author: David G. Epstein
Publisher: West Group
Release Date: 1993-01
Uniquely authoritative and intellectual, the Hornbook Series serves as the definitive supplement to classroom discussions and casebook studies with clear explanations of the law and references to cases, statutes, and articles. Epstein, Nickles, and White's Hornbook on Bankruptcy focuses its attention on the central issues of bankruptcy, including commencement, dismissal, and conversion; automatic stay; the use, sale, and lease of estate property; avoidance powers; liquidation; exempt property; individual and business reorganization; proceedings; jurisdiction; and procedure. A condensed version of the authors? three-volume treatise, the hornbook points out where materials are omitted, allowing for easy cross-reference. Hornbooks broaden one's understanding of topical areas of law, providing historical background as well as insight into contemporary issues and future directions of the law. Available for dozens of topics and considered the finest resource in primary legal education, the Hornbook Series is recommended by more professors than any other study guide.
Author: Thomas Lee Hazen
Publisher: West Group
Release Date: 2003
Follows the general format of the very popular and teachable earlier editions, with several significant improvements. The new edition also includes extensive descriptions of the changes embodied in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Covers the basic principles of securities law, the requirements for disclosure by issuers of securities, the "antifraud" provisions, and regulation of the securities industry and markets. Progresses from simpler to more complex developments of the law in each problem area.
Author: Joshua Dressler
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2015-11
Genre: Criminal law
This title is a part of our CasebookPlus(tm) offering as ISBN 9781634601658. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. This popular casebook, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of the criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, capital punishment, broadening sexual assault law, self-defense by battered women, euthanasia, the role of culture in determining culpability), and creatively uses literature (e.g., examining insanity through Edgar Allen Poe's The-Tell Tale Heart) and even "brain teasers" to confront (as the Preface states) "the Big Questions . . . that philosophers, theologians, scientists, and poets, as well as lawyers, have grappled with for centuries." The Seventh Edition, as in the past, includes new cases, as well as updates in the notes that bring current issues of criminal law to the fore. New Power Points have been added to the casebook companion website. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.
Financial regulation has entered into a new era, as many foundational economic theories and policies supporting the existing infrastructure have been and are being questioned following the financial crisis. Goodhart et al’s seminal monograph "Financial Regulation: Why, How and Where Now?" (Routledge:1998) took stock of the extent of financial innovation and the maturity of the financial services industry at that time, and mapped out a new regulatory roadmap. This book offers a timely exploration of the "Why, How and Where Now" of financial regulation in the aftermath of the crisis in order to map out the future trajectory of financial regulation in an age where financial stability is being emphasised as a key regulatory objective. The book is split into four sections: the objectives and regulatory landscape of financial regulation; the regulatory regime for investor protection; the regulatory regime for financial institutional safety and soundness; and macro-prudential regulation. The discussion ranges from theoretical and policy perspectives to comprehensive and critical consideration of financial regulation in the specifics. The focus of the book is on the substantive regulation of the UK and the EU, as critical examination is made of the unravelling and the future of financial regulation with comparative insights offered where relevant especially from the US. Running throughout the book is consideration of the relationship between financial regulation, financial stability and the responsibility of various actors in governance. This book offers an important contribution to continuing reflections on the role of financial regulation, market discipline and corporate responsibility in the financial sector, and upon the roles of regulatory authorities, markets and firms in ensuring the financial health and security of all in the future.
Author: J. Anderson Little
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Learn how to deal with the peculiar problems of traditional bargaining through proven models and techniques that will help you to: Gain a better understanding of the dynamics of money negotiations, Identify the recurring problems presented in the negotiation of insured claims, Arm yourself with new tools to move beyond impasse, Build a model of the mediation process that assists when traditional bargaining is unavoidable, Help the parties in traditional bargaining in a facilitative, rather than a directive way. Book jacket.
Author: Joshua Dressler
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2012
This popular casebook, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of the criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, rape law, self-defense by battered women, euthanasia, the role of culture in determining culpability), and creatively uses literature (e.g., examining insanity through Edgar Allen Poe's The-Tell Tale Heart) and even "brain teasers" to confront (as the Preface states) "the Big Questions . . . that philosophers, theologians, scientists, and poets, as well as lawyers, have grappled with for centuries." Professor Stephen Garvey (Cornell) joins the casebook beginning with this new edition. The Sixth Edition, as in the past, includes some new cases, as well as updates in the notes that bring current issues of criminal law to the fore.
Author: Marvin A. Chirelstein
Release Date: 2013
Recommended in more than 100 schools, the updated seventh edition of Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts is a readable primer that offers first-year law students a reliable overview of the major themes and leading cases in the field of the law of contracts. This contracts primer is straightforward and uncluttered, covering the main themes of the first-year contracts course, together with related cases.
Author: Jack H. Friedenthal
Publisher: West Legalworks
Release Date: 2008-07-09
This supplement contains the federal statutes and rules governing procedure, along with comparative state provisions. In some cases other materials, such as notes of advisory committees, are included. The supplement also includes an illustrative problem with sample documents and a litigation flowchart.
Author: Douglas J. Whaley
Publisher: Gilberts Law Summaries
Release Date: 2005-01-01
The topics covered in this outline include types of commercial paper, negotiability, negotiation, holders in due course, and claims and defenses on negotiable instruments, including real defenses and personal defenses. Also discussed are liability of the parties (including merger rule, suits on the instrument, warranty suits, and conversion), bank deposits and collections, forgery or alteration of negotiable instruments, and electronic banking.
Author: Camilla E. Watson
Publisher: West Group
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Reliable source on tax procedure and tax fraud helps bridge the gap between understanding "substantive" code provisions and preparing to represent a taxpayer in an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) dispute. Coverage includes IRS and treasury rulemaking; confidentiality and disclosure; audits and administrative appeals; statute of limitations; litigation considerations; penalties and collection process; liability; investigation; and tax crimes.
Author: Cynthia Lee
Release Date: 2014-05-09
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.
Described by many lawyers as the bible of New York practice, Siegel's Hornbook on New York Practice serves as the complete guide to civil practice in New York state courts, with a broad perspective in each subject. Used by students, lawyers, and judges alike and cited in thousands of New York cases, it discusses such topics as statutes of limitations, personal jurisdiction, appearance, venue, parties, papers, pleadings, motion practice, accelerated judgment, provisional remedies, disclosure, pretrial incidents, judgment, arbitration, and res judicata. The hornbook addresses pitfalls for practicing attorneys and judges. To eliminate the gap between what a student learns in law school and what a new lawyer actually needs to know in practice, the book starts from scratch on subjects, rather then assuming knowledge. This time-saving reference guide contains expert commentary; footnote citations to leading court decisions; and tables of cases, statutes and court rules.
This updated casebook is designed for a first-year class on Legislation & Regulation, and provides a proven, ready-to-use set of materials for those interested in introducing such a class to their 1L curriculum. The book focuses on the tools and methods of interpreting legal texts, using Supreme Court and other appellate decisions as the primary texts, yet the note material gently introduces students to applicable insights from political science, history, economics, and philosophy. The book aims to familiarize students with tools and techniques that lawyers and judges use when crafting legal arguments in statutory or regulatory contexts, and to give students a sense of the larger questions of institutional design implicated by these interpretive questions.