Author: Dan Dobbs
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2017-07-18
This version is newly streamlined for professors who teach a four-unit course or who want to cover fewer pages per day yet retain complete coverage. This edition tracks the standard edition but pares chapters down to their essentials. It cuts an additional 300 pages of cases and notes, and occasionally trims cases to a shorter format. This edition also omits chapters concerning economic and dignitary torts, and some material concerning alternatives to tort law. The result is a substantially shorter casebook that nevertheless provides the coverage most teachers want.
Author: David M. Engel
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Release Date: 2009-04-24
Tort law, a fundamental building block of every legal system, features prominently in mass culture and political debates. As this pioneering anthology reveals, tort law is not simply a collection of legal rules and procedures, but a set of cultural responses to the broader problems of risk, injury, assignment of responsibility, compensation, valuation, and obligation. Examining tort law as a cultural phenomenon and a form of cultural practice, this work makes explicit comparisons of tort law across space and time, looking at the United States, Europe, and Asia in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. It draws on theories and methods from law, sociology, political science, and anthropology to offer a truly interdisciplinary, pathbreaking view. Ultimately, tort law, the authors show, nests within a larger web of relationships and shared discursive conventions that organize social life.
For over two decades, Casenote Legal Briefs have helped hundreds of thousands of students prepare for classes and exams year after year with unparalleled results. Known throughout the law school community as high-quality legal study aids, Casenotes popular series of legal briefs are the most comprehensive legal briefs available today. With over 100 Casenotes published today in all key areas, ranging from Administrative Law to Wills, Trusts, and Estates each and every Casenote offers: professionally written briefs of the cases in your casebook coverage that is accurate and up-to-date editor's analysis explaining the relevance of each case to the course coverage built on decades of experience the highest commitment to quality
Author: Deborah A. Schmedemann
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2017-02-17
Synthesis: Legal Reading, Reasoning, and Communication employs a successful step-by-step approach to effective legal reasoning and writing skills, teaching students how to think like a lawyer: how to read the law, how to reason a client’s situation, and how to write about the case in different legal forms. Maintaining a pedagogy designed to teach students in a variety of ways, the text incorporates numerous charts and diagrams for visual learners. Exercises—based on tort law issues that are particularly accessible to first-year students—provide opportunities for active application of skills. Also included is complete coverage of memo and brief writing. The book is accompanied by a Teacher’s Manual that contains additional exercises based on different areas of the first-year curriculum, suggestions for how to most effectively use the book, and sample syllabi.
Author: Veda Charrow
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
Release Date: 2007
In its Fourth Edition, Clear and Effective Legal Writing continues to give students a classic introduction to legal analysis and legal writing. Concise and accessible, the text focuses on memo and brief writing while reinforcing key writing skills. This proven teaching tool provides the student with excellent examples and numerous skill-honing exercises. Offering comprehensive coverage from case synthesis and case briefing to preparing Supreme Court briefs, this text: starts with an overview of legal analysis, and then walks students through the writing process: understanding context, organizing effectively, writing clearly and effectively, and reviewing and editing describes differences between legal language and ordinary discourse, and the linguistic theory underlying the origins of legal language seamlessly combines legal reasoning with legal writing and helps the student understand the relationship between the two provides straightforward rules for writing effective legal documents, with scores of examples of the good, the bad, and the humorous includes numerous exercises throughout the book to help students reinforce their skills dissects and annotates actual trial court memoranda and Supreme Court briefs highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each example provides an insightful interview with the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States on what the Court expects to see in brief and the assistance that his office provides to all litigants appearing before the Court shows how to transform a memorandum into an advocacy document provides guidance for writing well in an appendix with overview of English sentence structure New to the Fourth Edition: updated examples throughout an updated legal process portion taking into account changes in law and updating examples a new set of Supreme Court briefs with annotations additional material addressing how the Internet is affecting court filings and formatting
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.
Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2006
This book provides a comprehensive guide to the essential rules of legal writing. Unlike most style or grammar guides, it focuses on the special needs of legal writers, answering a wide spectrum of questions about grammar and style -- both rules and exceptions. It also gives detailed, authoritative advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, footnotes, and citations, with illustrations in legal context. Designed for law students, law professors, practicing lawyers, and judges, the work emphasizes the ways in which legal writing differs from other styles of technical writing. Its how-to sections deal with editing and proofreading, numbers and symbols, and overall document design. Features: * Cautions on use of 500 stuffy phrases and needless legalisms, along with their everyday English translations * Details rules for 800 words with required prepositions in certain contexts * Explains the correct usage of more than 1,000 words that are often troublesome to legal writers * Gives tips on preparing briefs and other court documents, opinion letters and demand letters, research memos, and contracts * Provides model documents of all types of legal documents and pleadings Reviews 200 terms of art that take on new meanings in legal contexts
Author: James Steven Rogers
Release Date: 2017
This book is designed for use in a single-semester, less than six-credit hours, contracts course. Drawing on the best features of the case method, it departs from the standard, reference-oriented texts, in order to provide concise, coherent, and teaching-oriented materials with a focus on principal cases, questions and notes. The goal of the book is to introduce the deep-seated topics of concern to the law of contracts with selective brevity, in choosing readings in classic and contemporary cases, and UCC and restatement sources, interesting hypotheticals and theoretical and practical reflections. This book also updates the conventional presentation of the subject by providing a more substantive treatment of the law of restitution and of relevant international and comparative materials.
Author: Carol W. Lewis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics
This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of The Ethics Challenge in Public Service is the classic ethics text used in public management programs nationwide. The book serves as a valuable resource for public managers who work in a world that presents numerous ethical challenges every day. It is filled with a wealth of practical tools and strategies that public managers can use when making ethical choices in the ambiguous and pressured world of public service. The book also contains new material on topics such as social networking, the use of apology, ethics as applied to public policy, working with elected officials, and more. "The Ethics Challenge in Public Service, now in its third edition, continues to be simply indispensable for teaching public service ethics. Thoroughly updated to encompass the latest developments in the field, this new edition adds both a companion website and an instructor's website, further enhancing its value for both students and faculty." —Guy B. Adams, Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri "If you want to know about ethical decision making in public service, this is the book to read." —Patricia J. Harned, president, Ethics Resource Center "This book cuts through the rhetoric and the partisanship right to the heart of ethics in the public service; here is a smooth blend of how and why." —Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Woman's Hospital Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Management, John W. Dupuy Endowed Professor, Louisiana State University
Author: John Jude Moran
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics
See the principles of law through real-world applications. Moran approaches employment law with a focus on discrimination and employment regulation, presenting the principles of law in a logical succession and illustrating those principles with engaging real-world applications. The fifth edition reflects the latest changes in employment law regarding the parameters of selection, discrimination, privacy, and termination.
Author: Dan B. Dobbs
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2006
This advanced torts casebook covers all the major business and dignitary torts, including defamation, privacy invasions, disparagement, bad faith breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion of economic values, interference with contract and economic opportunity, unfair competition, and others. It examines essential policy issues involving free speech, free competition, and the question whether contract trumps tort in commercial transactions. It also includes material on developing law, such as internet issues, SLAPP statutes and analogous free speech issues, and the Economic Loss Rule (or Rules).
Author: Henry Campbell Black
Release Date: 2000
Not since even the original 1891 edition has this classic legal resource enjoyed a complete, cover-to-cover revision. Last updated in 1990, over 30,000 definitions have been honed, sharpened and are now more concise. Over 4,500 terms appear for the first time in any legal dictionary. Each definition conveys more information than ever, but without obscure meanings or unnecessary verbiage. This new edition of Black's Law Dictionary will assist you in staying up-to-date on every nuance of emerging technology, as well as its impact on your practice area. Quotations from important cases and respected scholars will let you see how a term is used in context and help you grasp its meaning instantly.