Deborah N. Archer and Richard D. Marsico
Special Education Law and Practice is an experientially-focused casebook that also serves as a reference for attorneys who practice special education law and anyone interested in learning about the special education process. The casebook covers substantive special education rights, racial disparities in special education, discipline, procedural protections, federal court litigation, remedies, and attorneys' fees. Each chapter begins with a problem, rich in facts and law, that places the student in the position of an attorney trying to resolve a problem for a client using that chapter's materials. Comprehensive notes expand the areas covered by featured cases.
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.
For a country of its size, Taiwan has a tremendous influence on world affairs and U.S. policy. The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy describes the central issues animating the dynamic U.S.-Taiwan-China relationship and the salient international and domestic legal issues shaping U.S. policy in the Asia Pacific region. In this book, Lung-chu Chen gives particular attention to Taiwan's status under international law, and the role of the U.S. Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) in the formulation and execution of U.S. policy toward Taiwan. This book endorses the central purpose of the Taiwan Relations Act--achieving a peaceful resolution to the Taiwan question--while offering policy alternatives that will empower Taiwan to participate more actively in the international arena.
This book follows in the tradition of the New Haven School of international law. As such, it defines the common interests of the world community, which include demands for human dignity and security and the protection of human rights in accordance with bedrock norms such as the right to self-determination and the peaceful resolution of conflict. Chen proposes that in accordance with international law, historical trends, and contemporary political conditions, the people of Taiwan should ultimately determine a path to normalized statehood through a plebiscite under the supervision of the international community.
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.
Susan F. French and Gerald Korngold
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.
Sottotitolo: Immigration and Right to Nationality
Autori L. Bonfield, G. Cataldi, N. Parisi, P. Venturi (a cura di)
ISBN 978-88-6342-807-0 N.
Anno Pubbl. 2015
Collana Jus Gentium Europaeum.
Collana di studi comunitari
Materia Diritto comunitario
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
Kris Franklin and Howard E. Katz
The Law Book: From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law (Sterling)
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.
Molly Guptill Manning
When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks, for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks, in every theater of war.
Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy; in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific; in field hospitals; and on long bombing flights. They wrote to the authors, many of whom responded to every letter. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity. They made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike.
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.
Seventeenth-century England was a country obsessed with property rights. For only those who owned property were considered to have a vested interest in the maintenance of law, order and social harmony. As such, establishing the ownership of 'things' was a constant concern for all people, and nowhere is this more evident than in the cases of disputed wills. Based on a wealth of surviving evidence from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, the probate jurisdiction which probated wills of the more wealthy English property owners as well as some of those with a more modest quantity of property, this book investigates what litigation over the validity of wills reveals about the interplay between society and law. The volume investigates, catalogs, and systematizes the legal issues that were raised in will disputes in the Canterbury Court in the last half of the seventeenth century. However, this is not just a book about law and legal practice. The records from which it draws plunge us into deeply personal and often tragic situations, revealing how the last requests of the dead and dying were often ignored or misinterpreted by family, friends and creditors for their own benefit. By focusing on property law as reflected in cases of disputed wills, the book provides a glimpse at a much fuller spectrum of society than is often the case. Even people of relatively modest means were concerned to pass on their possessions, and their cases provide a snapshot of the type of objects owned and social relationships revealed by patterns of bequests. This too is true for women, who despite being denied full participation in many areas of civic life, are frequently encountered as key players in court cases over disputed wills. What emerges from this study is a picture of a society for which notions of law and private property were increasingly intertwined, yet in which courts were less concerned with formality than with ensuring that the intentions of will-makers were properly carried out.
FDR and Chief Justice Hughes: The President, the Supreme Court, and the Epic Battle Over the New Deal
James F. Simon
By the author of acclaimed books on the bitter clashes between Jefferson and Chief Justice Marshall on the shaping of the nation’s constitutional future, and between Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney over slavery, secession, and the presidential war powers. Roosevelt and Chief Justice Hughes's fight over the New Deal was the most critical struggle between an American president and a chief justice in the twentieth century.
The confrontation threatened the New Deal in the middle of the nation’s worst depression. The activist president bombarded the Democratic Congress with a fusillade of legislative remedies that shut down insolvent banks, regulated stocks, imposed industrial codes, rationed agricultural production, and employed a quarter million young men in the Civilian Conservation Corps. But the legislation faced constitutional challenges by a conservative bloc on the Court determined to undercut the president. Chief Justice Hughes often joined the Court’s conservatives to strike down major New Deal legislation.
Frustrated, FDR proposed a Court-packing plan. His true purpose was to undermine the ability of the life-tenured Justices to thwart his popular mandate. Hughes proved more than a match for Roosevelt in the ensuing battle. In grudging admiration for Hughes, FDR said that the Chief Justice was the best politician in the country. Despite the defeat of his plan, Roosevelt never lost his confidence and, like Hughes, never ceded leadership. He outmaneuvered isolationist senators, many of whom had opposed his Court-packing plan, to expedite aid to Great Britain as the Allies hovered on the brink of defeat. He then led his country through World War II.
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.
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