Richard Chused and Wendy Williams
Gendered Law in American History is a remarkable compendium of over thirty years of research and teaching in the field. It explores an array of social, cultural, and legal arenas from the turn of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth centuries, including concepts of citizenship at the founding of the republic, the development of married women’s property laws, divorce, child custody, temperance, suffrage, domestic and racial violence before and after the Civil War, protective labor legislation, and the use of legal history testimony in legal disputes. It is both an invaluable reference tool and an important new teaching text.
Tom Goldstein and Jethro K. Lieberman
In this critically acclaimed book, Tom Goldstein and Jethro K. Lieberman demystify legal writing, outline the causes and consequences of poor writing, and prescribe easy-to-apply remedies to improve it. Reflecting changes in law practice over the past decade, this revised edition includes new sections around communicating digitally, getting to the point, and writing persuasively. It also provides an editing checklist, editing exercises with a suggested revision key, usage notes that address common errors, and reference works to further aid your writing. This straightforward guide is an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers and law students.
Dr. Lung-chu Chen is an internationally recognized scholar and Professor of Law at New York Law School, specializing in international law, human rights, and the United Nations.
This book introduces the reader to all major aspects of contemporary international law. It applies a policy-oriented perspective, a highly acclaimed approach developed by a group known as the New Haven School that views international law not as a fixed set of rules but as an ongoing process of decision making through which the members of the world community identify, clarify, and secure their common interests. Unlike conventional works in international law, this book is organized and structured in terms of the process of decision in the international arena and illustrated with numerous historical examples and events. In this new edition, Lung-chu Chen updates his text and bibliography with respect to topics involving the end of the Cold War, increased trade, economic sanctions, new powers of the Security Council, use of force, international criminal law and institutions, and human rights.
Gerald Korngold and Susan F. French
Cases and Text on Property, Sixth Edition, preserves the character of its esteemed predecessors with:
Introductory chapters that unveil the important historical perspective that infuses the book as the authors put contemporary property law in historical context; classic cases and absorbing text that match the high standard of quality established by the late Casner and Leach; problems that are seamlessly integrated with cases and notes; a broad scope of coverage that ranges from interests protected as property, to title transfers, landlord and tenant law, housing discrimination, and land-use regulation.
Marshall E. Tracht and Alvin L. Arnold
Providing innovative strategies for financing land acquisitions, construction, and development, Construction and Development Financing covers every aspect of negotiating ADC financing. Allowing fast, easy and on-point research, this book covers:
• The consequences of default
• Environmental assessments
• ADA compliance
• New money sources
• Lender liability
• Stalled nonresidential construction
• New FHA rules for condominiums
• Mitigating construction fraud
• A new program of tax credits
Section titles discuss:
• Land loans
• Land development loans
• Construction loans: application, underwriting approval, and commitment
• Enforcement and workouts
• Other financing transactions
• Public policy
• Much more
This book is an approachable and practical study guide to sales law, specifically UCC Articles 2 and 2A, providing brief textual introductions to standard definitions and concepts, followed by provocative examples, questions, and analyses.
Relying on the standard examples-and-explanation pedagogy, Sales and Leases: Examples & Explanations is an accessible, clearly written study guide for any student studying sales law, commercial law, commercial transactions law and contract law.
It gives you an organized way of working through the various sections, definitions, concepts, and controversies that make up the modern law of sales and lease of goods as rendered in Article 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code.
This casebook covers all the major aspects of real estate transactions, running the gamut from residential transactions to sophisticated commercial development. Highlights of the new edition include:
Revamped mortgage materials to reflect the subprime and mortgage finance crisis, ensuing foreclosure issues, and new regulation; new cases and materials on the core elements of the real estate transaction, including contract conditions, remedies, and the deed; new cases and materials in other sections of the book, including, among others, recording, condominiums, commercial development, and bankruptcy; a new subsection on green buildings; and a revised structure for the book, including consolidation and streamlining of all tax materials. Five brief drafting exercises allow students to apply their learning and to see how to reach better results for clients.
Andrew Scherer and Fern A. Fisher
The Law Book: From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law (Sterling)
Michael H. Roffer
The Law Book explores 250 of the most significant legal issues, cases, trials, and events that have profoundly changed our world. Although the heaviest emphasis is on American law it also touches on more than a dozen countries and the European Union, laws relating to Antarctica and Outer Space, and principles of international law. Among the topics it explores are the earliest legal codes, the role of juries, slavery and emancipation, civil rights, Native Americans, copyright, the press and free speech, immigration, censorship and obscenity, the environment, war and international relations, war crimes and trials, the insanity defense, taxation, prohibition, voting rights, women’s rights, labor unions and workers’ rights, Social Security, workers’ compensation laws, the securities laws, the origins of Legal Aid, surrogacy, the right of privacy, cameras in the courts, food and drug regulation, antitrust law, South Africa’s Constitution, assisted suicide, gun control, the death penalty, civil commitment, juvenile sentencing, legalization of marijuana, same-sex marriage, tort law, the Affordable Care Act, and many others.
Jethro K. Lieberman
This book serves as a supplement to A Practical Companion to the Constitution. It is a comprehensive update of constitutional topic from 2008-2014.
Jeffrey J. Haas
This Hornbook is an indispensable resource for both legal practitioners focusing on business and finance as well as students taking classes in business associations, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. The book expertly lays out the fundamentals of corporate finance from a legal and business perspective in a manageable, user-friendly manner. The author highlights how accounting, finance and corporate law intersect and operate synergistically. The book provides an in-depth analysis of how the law affects both equity securities (common stock and preferred stock) and debt securities (bonds, debentures and notes), as well as a company’s capital structure generally.
William P. LaPiana, Mark Ira Bloom, and Harold D. Klipstein
A complete drafting system for New York wills, trusts, and advance directives. This 4th edition includes not only wills, but also revocable trusts, powers of attorney for property, directives on disposition of remains, health care proxies, living wills and directives against resuscitation (DNRs). Relevant tax considerations are included throughout the text.
Wills are still the primary subject of the work as the the first 17 chapters are devoted to the planning and drafting of wills. The non-wills area of practice is handled in Chapters 18-21.
This workbook is designed to give you an organized way of working through various sections, definitions, concepts, and controversies that make up the modern law of secured transactions as rendered in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
The unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. It is designed to complement your casebook, and gets right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course.
Jethro K. Lieberman
The hypothetical is the staple of the law school classroom and useful in most intellectual endeavors. But, this inaugural lecture argues, interlocutors frequently misuse and misinterpret responses to hypotheticals because they demand that their respondents accept the “facts” embedded within. This form of argument, dubbed “FAKE” (for “Facts Are Known Exactly”), poses “facts” that are either impossible to accept or highly improbable and that would provoke counterarguments but for the command to accept the facts as hypothesized. The author presents his thesis in part through the lens of recent literature on the ethics of runaway trolley cars (these cases constitute a field of study known as “trolleyology”) and questions whether the answers we give and the preconceptions we seem to have about the morality of saving many at the expense of one can be explained by examining responses to the hypotheticals provided. The paper also examines the FAKE argument as used to justify assisted suicide, the right to harshly cross-examine the truth-telling but infirm witness, and upholding the law by violating it.
Jethro K. Lieberman
Jumpstart Constitutional Law: Reading and Understanding Constitutional Law Cases, sheds light on the threshold issues and substantive questions common to all constitutional law cases thus bringing everything into focus for the student. Key to constructing cogent answers on a Constitutional Law exam, Jethro K. Lieberman's straightforward approach teaches students how to spot the issues and respond to the relevant questions in any constitutional law case.
Richard K. Sherwin
This highly interdisciplinary reference work brings together diverse fields including cultural studies, communication theory, rhetoric, law and film studies, legal and social history, visual and legal theory, in order to document the various historical, cultural, representational and theoretical links that bind together law and the visual.
This book offers a breath-taking range of resources from both well-established and newer scholars who together cover the field of law’s representation in, interrogation of, and dialogue with forms of visual rhetoric, practice, and discourse. Taken together this scholarship presents state of the art research into an important and developing dimension of contemporary legal and cultural inquiry.
Above all, Law Culture and Visual Studies lays the groundwork for rethinking the nature of law in our densely visual culture: How are legal meanings produced, encoded, distributed, and decoded? What critical and hermeneutic skills, new or old, familiar or unfamiliar, will be needed? Topical, diverse, and enlivening, Law Culture and Visual Studies is a vital research tool and an urgent invitation to further critical thinking in the areas so well laid out in this collection.
Ronald H. Filler and Jerry W. Markham
As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, derivatives regulation has become a hot topic on Wall Street and is, therefore, of much interest to law firms with financial institutions as clients. An increasing number of classes on this subject are being taught at law schools around the country, but, to date, there has been no casebook on the subject.
This casebook explores the regulation of swaps, futures and options by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. It examines the regulatory history of derivative instruments and traces the development of modern market structures while addressing the role of the exchanges, the clearinghouses, and market participants, such as futures commission merchants, swap dealers, and hedge funds that act as commodity pool operators.
Structured in a traditional format, this casebook uses cases to teach students important points of law and industry practices needed to understand the role played by derivative instruments in modern finance. The cases are accompanied by commentary from the authors expanding on the points raised in the cases.
Robert I. Blecker
For twelve years Robert Blecker, a criminal law professor at New York Law School, wandered freely inside Lorton Central Prison, armed only with cigarettes and a tape recorder.The Death of Punishment tests legal philosophy against the reality and wisdom of street criminals and their guards. Some killers' poignant circumstances should lead us to mercy; others show clearly why they should die. After thousands of hours over twenty-five years inside maximum security prisons and on death rows in seven states, Professor Blecker exposes the perversity of justice: Inside prison, ironically, it's nobody's job to punish. Thus the worst criminals often live the best lives.
The Death of Punishment challenges the reader to refine deeply held beliefs on life and death as punishment that flare up with every news story of a heinous crime. It argues that society must redesign life and death in prison to make the punishment more nearly fit the crime. It closes with the final irony: If we make prison the punishment it should be, we may well abolish the very death penalty justice now requires.
From THE DEATH OF PUNISHMENT: SEARCHING FOR JUSTICE AMONG THE WORST OF THE WORST © 2013 by Robert Blecker. Reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Press. All Rights Reserved.
Richard A. Westin, Richard C.E. Beck, and Sergio Pareja
This book provides teaching materials for a basic income taxation course dealing with the taxation of partnerships, corporations, S corporations, and limited liability companies. In addition, it alludes to a short list of other business enterprises. It can definitely be completed in the usual three hours assigned to such courses, on the assumption that students will spend two hours of preparation for each hour in the classroom.
The book begins with the study of partnerships, moves to C corporations, then to S corporations, then to limited liability companies. In general, the authors take a cradle-to-grave approach to each subject. Their teaching of the course out of these materials convinces them that the order is realistic and effective.
The book is fairly rich with problems that are scattered along the way, rather than at the end of each chapter. They are not especially difficult and are designed to build confidence while at the same time forcing at least some review of the central Code provisions and pertinent regulations.
Jethro K. Lieberman
In Liberalism Undressed, Jethro K. Lieberman returns to liberalism's roots to explain, in accessible and readable prose, why liberalism retains its power and appeal. He begins with the memorable thesis of John Stuart Mill, who drew from earlier liberal writers, which states "the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others." Building on Mill's well-known, but rarely analyzed, Harm Principle, Liberalism Undressed undertakes to show that this widely-accepted precept-"it's a free country; I should be able to do what I want as long as I don't hurt anybody"-can justify a government robust enough to deal with pressing modern problems of human harm and suffering while restrained enough to provide people freedom to live life on their own terms. A powerful reinterpretation of liberalism's foundations, it forces us to rethink our understanding of the meaning of harm and the proper role of government in our individual and communal lives.
New York Law School
Richard K. Sherwin
Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque explores the profound impact that visual digital technologies are having on the practice and theory of law. Today, lawyers, judges, and lay jurors face a vast array of visual evidence and visual argument. From videos documenting crimes and accidents to computer displays of their digital simulation, increasingly, the search for fact-based justice inside the courtroom is becoming an offshoot of visual meaning making. But when law migrates to the screen it lives there as other images do, motivating belief and judgment on the basis of visual delight and unconscious fantasies and desires as well as actualities. Law as image also shares broader cultural anxieties concerning not only the truth of the image but also the mimetic capacity itself, the human ability to represent reality. What is real, and what is simulation? This is the hallmark of the baroque, when dreams fold into dreams, like immersion in a seemingly endless matrix of digital appearances. When fact-based justice recedes, laws proliferate within a field of uncertainty. Left unchecked, this condition of ontological and ethical uneasiness threatens the legitimacy of law’s claim to power. Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque offers a jurisprudential paradigm that is equal to the challenge that current cultural conditions present.
Richard H. Chused
This casebook raises interesting and challenging problems concerning the development of property law. Property concepts are introduced through cutting edge issues, such as intellectual property, rights of publicity, and ownership rights in the human body. Historical dimensions are presented through discussions of laws which formerly excluded certain individuals from most forms of ownership and property control, such as Native Americans, African Americans, and women. The text covers traditional topics: estates in land, landlord and tenant laws, transfers of property, private land use controls, and constitutional limitations on public land use controls.
Arthur S. Leonard and Patricia A. Cain
This book brings together materials from a variety of legal disciplines to explore the interaction of legal policy and human sexuality. It keeps abreast with current LGBT issues with regular supplements. The authors have released the 2015 supplement online. It can be viewed here.
Donald H. Zeigler