Estates in Land and Future Interests

Author: John Makdisi
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454895357
Format: PDF
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Proven effective, Estates in Land and Future Interests, Seventh Edition provides an accessible and systematic presentation of the classifications and rules of estates and future interests law. Clear explanations, along with comprehensive problem sets in each chapter, cover all of the rules as they are applied in practice. Students will master this complex area of Property Law by applying the rules and assigning classifications to the hypothetical problems in this practice-based workbook. New to the Seventh Edition: Endnotes with case support for most of the law in the text. Correction of ambivalencies and errors in the sixth edition. Features: Comprehensive problem sets for each chapter (600 problems total) with fully explained and analyzed answers in every chapter provide more effective learning than can hornbooks or other study guides. A skeletal, systematized account of the common law in its modern-day form. Dynamic learning philosophy helping students focus first on the classifications of estates and future interests, then on the rules governing these classifications, and then the Rule against Perpetuities. The book explains the rules and provides problems and answers that carefully lead students from one difficult step to the next, each step building on the ones that went before. Ideal for students in both first-year Property as well as Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Coverage of all the important rules as they are applied today with the goal of providing an integrated understanding in preference to a historical foundation.

Estates in Land and Future Interests

Author: Linda H. Edwards
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887214
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The fifth edition of Estates in Land and Future Interests combines graphics, text boxes, and pedagogical techniques especially helpful to visual learners to teach the basics of estates and future interests, a particularly confusing subset of first-year property. One central graphic — a flow chart used to identify the state of the title after a particular conveyance — links various estates to the future interests that follow them. The complete flow chart appears on the inside back cover for easy reference. The book is useful both in class and as a practice book for self-guided learning outside class, thus reducing necessary syllabus time. Its step-by-step, process approach breaks up analytical tasks into smaller pieces, reducing the degree to which students get lost in the material. The book anticipates the most common areas of student confusion and resolves them before they occur. Written in clear, simple language, with short paragraphs and chapters, Estates in Land and Future Interests features an open, attractive design enhanced by graphics to make the material easier to understand.

American Law in a Global Context

Author: George P. Fletcher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199883271
Format: PDF
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American Law in a Global Context is an elegant and erudite introduction to the American legal system from a global perspective. It covers the law and lawyering tools taught in the first year of law school, explaining the underlying concepts and techniques of the common law used in U.S. legal practice. The ideas central to the development and practice of American law, as well as constitutional law, contracts, property, criminal law, and courtroom procedure, are all presented in their historical and intellectual contexts, accessible to the novice but with insight that will inform the expert. Actual cases illuminate each major subject, engaging readers in the legal process and the arguments between real people that make American law an ever-evolving system.

Torts Cases and Problems

Author: Frank J. Vandall
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 032717398X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Torts: Cases and Problems is designed to be a book that is fun to teach and fun to read. The clear focus of the book is on the cases presented. There are problems throughout the book that invite discussion and analysis, but notes are minimal. Exciting recent and newsworthy cases have been added to many chapters rendering this book completely up-to-date on issues and developments that would be covered in any Torts course. The new cases include: Chapter 2: Intentional Torts • Zavala v. Walmart Stores, Inc. • Yates v. John Marshall Law School Chapter 3: Privileges • Koffman v. Garnett • CCH v. Philadelphia Phillies, Inc. Chapter 4: Duty • Chapa v. Traciers & Associates, Inc. • Binns v. Westminster Memorial Park Chapter 5: Negligence • John B. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County Chapter 6: Cause in Fact • Georgia Pacific Corp. v. Bostic • Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Chapter 7: Proximate Cause • Hamblin v. State Chapter 8: Multiple Defendants: Joint and Several Liability • Banks v. Elks Club Pride of Tennessee • Richards v. Badger Mutual Ins. Co. Chapter 9: The Liability of Landowners • Wrinkle v. Norman Chapter 10: Damages • State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Campbell Chapter 11: The Wrongful Death and Survival Statutes • Langan v. St. Vincent's Hospital of New York Chapter 12: Strict Liability • Dyer v. Maine Drilling and Blasting, Inc. Chapter 13: Products Liability • Powers v. Taser International, Inc. • Freeman v. Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. • Mikolajczyk v. Ford Motor Company Chapter 14: Defenses • Patterson v. Sacramento City Unified School District • Vinikoor v. Pedal Pennsylvania, Inc. • Ford v. Polaris Industries, Inc. Chapter 15: Toxic Torts • Neal v. Dow Agrosciences LLC • In re: Hanford Nuclear Reservation LitigationPhillips v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. • Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company v. United States Chapter 21: Tortious Interference with Contract • Walnut Street Associates, Inc., v. Brokerage Concepts, Inc.

Guide to Legal Writing Style

Author: Terri LeClercq
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 9780735599987
Format: PDF, ePub
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This concise paperback focuses on the nuances of legal writing style and provides novice legal writers with the skills they need to polish their writing. Guide to Legal Writing Style, Fourth Edition, intended as an ancillary to any basic legal writing text, expands what students learn in their first-year courses by providing additional techniques and style tips that will help make their writing more precise, readable and elegant. This highly regarded paperback, specifically directed at legal writers, offers crisp, pointed advice written in a personal and humorous style lucid organization that helps students find the information they need most, including practice with basic skills and helpful advice on organization, sentence structure, word choice, punctuation, and formatting an emphasis on legal ethics throughout, with most of the examples and exercises focusing on ethical issues a chapter on organization that compares and contrasts undergraduate terms and goals with those expected by a legal audience a guide that helps students guard against plagiarism short, end-of-chapter exercises, with the answers at the back of the book, that strengthen skills and provide opportunities for self-testing Special features in the Fourth Edition include: an updated interactive CD-ROM with multiple exercises to reinforce the materials in the book, which includes updated and expanded tests of basic skills and click-on answers and explanations a new chapter testing common errors in professional writing, with explanations as well as succinct answers new checklists that reinforce essential advice of each chapter

Workbook on Estates and Future Interests

Author: Raymond R. Coletta
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314286864
Format: PDF, ePub
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This title provides a basic introduction to estates and future interests law. Designed to offer solid knowledge of the area's central concepts, it guides readers through a series of increasingly complex conveyances. The workbook begins with an analysis of the fee simple estate and builds sequentially toward more complicated interests and conveyances. The information proceeds from the simple to more complex, later problems building on the successful command of earlier material. Each problem is followed not only by that problem's answer but also by a complete analysis of how the answer was derived. The workbook also contains an extensive glossary, summary charts, and a set of review problems that test the reader's developing mastery of the material.

Real Property for the Real World

Author: Heather Way
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781683282778
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Attention property law professors! With eight in-depth case studies based on real cases, real people, real documents, and real problems, Real Property for the Real World is your key to unlock the door to experiential education opportunity with ease. Breathe new life into your existing syllabus with this supplementary paperback, designed specifically to infuse the 1L property law classroom with Early Lawyer Literacy (ELL) skills exercises that will deepen students' doctrinal learning while adding excitement and spice to your classroom. Worried that this might take too much time away from your casebook or teaching? Have no fear: lawyers-gone-professors Way, Wood, and Marsh include all the rich detail from their interesting and complex cases (transactional, litigation) in simple format, equipping you with the questions and model answers you need to have fun with students without recreating the wheel, or even an exercise. Slip seamlessly into "real lawyer" mode as you draw upon their exercises, divided into eight basic issue areas (from adverse possession to partition to zoning) and sliced and diced into accessible parts that you can mix and match to customize the experiential experience. (Don't worry, the authors provide simple tables breaking down the amount of time each part will consume both in and out of class, down to the minute.) Starting small? Use this book to allow students to explore online real property records or visit eviction court with the tools and tasks that will make property law come alive. Diving deeper, allow students to interview real clients (scripts provided) or review pleadings (simplified and redacted) to explore the Early Lawyering Literacy skills identified by the authors and recognized widely by the ABA and others. The sky is the limit with this new book, the first of its kind to bring meaningful experiential education opportunities into the 1L class in a way that amplifies traditional core concepts and doesn't disrupt. Join in as property law gets its due on the cutting edge of legal education!

Examples Explanations for Wills Trusts and Estates

Author: Gerry W. Beyer
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860227
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, 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. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get 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. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor remains a favorite among law school students is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures