Estates in Land and Future Interests

Author: John Makdisi
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454895357
Format: PDF, Docs
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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
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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.

A Student s Guide to Hearsay

Author: Clifford S. Fishman
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327174331
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The overarching objective of A Student's Guide to Hearsay is to help students sort out the complexities of the hearsay rule, its exceptions, and the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause. For each exception, this book: • Outlines the policies underlying the exception; • Lists and explains the requirements that must be satisfied for evidence to be admitted under the exception; • Explains additional issues that have arisen or are likely to arise; • Explains how the rule interacts with other rules ; • Discusses tactical and procedural considerations that must be understood to appreciate how the rule plays in court; and • Provides review questions and answers that allow students to test their understanding and applications of the rules. The book also includes humorous references addressing the hearsay significance of a ham sandwich, Humpty Dumpty, the Greek god of wine, Tim McGraw, dog saliva, Derek Jeter, a squeaky boot, Leonardo DiCaprio, the French Army, the speed of sound, Commander Data, and the Chicago Cubs. The 4th edition is based on the text of the restyled Federal Rules of Evidence that will become effective December 1, 2011. It includes a detailed discussion of every Supreme Court Confrontation Clause decision from Crawford to Bryant, and also discusses the Bullcoming case which the Court will probably decide sometime this year. It includes a link to the author's web page on which updates to the Guide will be posted.

American Law in a Global Context

Author: George P. Fletcher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199883271
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Education Law Policy and Practice

Author: Michael J. Kaufman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454892633
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Challenging students to question the political and philosophical assumptions underlying the law, Education Law, Policy, and Practice promotes a depth of understanding about the key cases and statutes. The authors integrate the law with policy and practice, following related political, financial, and practical issues. The law is presented through a teachable mix of key cases and materials on the practice and political aspects of school law, and an effective macro organization helps place topics into an integrated framework. Each of the major issues in education law is discussed at length: the boundaries of public and private, church and state, relations; school governance and the tensions between federal power and local control; the rights and responsibilities of students and teachers; and the educational environment and its liabilities. “Practicums” in each section allow students to apply the law to realistic situations. Features: New cases: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District; Fisher v. the University of Texas. A complete description and analysis of the brand new Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. A series of key questions and answers that follow each major section, and are designed to provide formative and summative assessments of student learning outcomes.

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!

Property

Author: Jesse Dukeminier
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454896507
Format: PDF, ePub
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Jesse Dukeminier’s trademark wit, passion, and human interest perspective has made Property, now in its Ninth Edition, one of the best—and best loved—casebooks of all time. A unique blend of authority and good humor, you’ll find a rich visual design, compelling cases, and timely coverage of contemporary issues. In the Ninth Edition, the authors have created a thoughtful and thorough revision, true to the spirit of the classic Property text. Key Benefits: A new chapter on the Intellectual Property/Property relationship, that gives students a taste of patent law, copyright law, trademark law, and trade secrets law. The chapter highlights the differences and similarities among the legal treatment of real, chattel, and intellectual property. A dynamic, two-color designed casebook that encompasses cases, text, questions, problems, examples and numerous photographs and diagrams. Extended coverage of major recent Supreme Court decisions, including Murr v. Wisconsin, Horne v. Department of Agriculture, and Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States.