Alternative Dispute Resolution

Author: Edward Brunet
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781632816016
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The fifth edition updates and reassesses the ''Big 3'' of dispute resolution, negotiation, and mediation. Arbitration chapters provide coverage of new major cases, including DIRECTTV and Concepcion. New note materials raise serious questions about these cases and challenge the notion that there exists a national policy favoring arbitration. The updated mediation and negotiation chapters continue to be clear and teachable, and the Teacher's Manual contains more than 20 negotiation and mediation exercises.

Dispute Resolution and Lawyers

Author: Leonard L. Riskin
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314253071
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This classic casebook approaches dispute resolution from the unique perspective of lawyers, including their various roles as counselors, advocates, and dispute resolution specialists, and as human beings involved in these processes. While retaining its familiar style, organization, accessibility and sense of humor, the new edition also updates this classroom-tested casebook with all major cases and practice, empirical, and theoretical developments, and gives special emphasis to problem-solving and understanding and managing conflict.

Appropriate Dispute Resolution

Author: William J. Barry
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454841257
Format: PDF
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This is a comprehensive text designed to introduce paralegal students to the range of dispute resolution tools available to legal professionals. In a clear and accessible format, the text combines straightforward textual explanations with practical examples. Each chapter includes a wealth of end-of-chapter activities that reinforce the concepts discussed in the text, including practice test questions, review questions, application questions and practice exercises. Key Benefits: A book designed specifically for paralegal students —coverage is extensive and the methodology is appropriate for paralegal study. Examples and end-of-chapter exercises that provide the basis for classroom discussions, role plays and opportunities for students to practice paralegal skills. Up-to-date, relevant coverage of new, cutting-edge areas of ADR with a solid introduction to the basics. Discussion of the nature and dynamics of conflicts, followed by a comparison of litigation with other dispute resolution methods.

Evidence and the Advocate A Contextual Approach to Learning Evidence

Author: Christopher W. Behan
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327175044
Format: PDF, Docs
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Evidence and the Advocate teaches each rule of evidence using a three pronged approach: (1) a treatise-like explanation of the rule, its purposes, exceptions and foundations; (2) cases, discussion questions and hypothetical problems related to the rule; and (3) an application section in which the students must prepare a courtroom exercise putting the rule into action. This approach forms a teaching template for each rule of evidence. Each application exercise stands alone and has been designed to illuminate the rule being taught. The application exercises range from simple form-of-question drills to full-fledged evidentiary hearings. Some require minimal preparation, and others require significant out-of-class research and preparation. In the exercises, students serve as attorneys, witnesses, judges, and, in the more involved exercises, as a court of appeals. The exercises build on each other. The initial exercises focus on fundamental advocacy skills such as conducting a direct examination or laying the foundation for an exhibit. Later exercises incorporate these foundational skills for more complicated tasks such as writing a motion, impeaching a witness, or conducting a Daubert hearing on the reliability of expert testimony.

A History of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Author: Jerome T. Barrett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787975427
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A History of Alternative Dispute Resolution offers a comprehensive review of the various types of peaceful practices for resolving conflicts. Written by Jerome Barrett—a longtime practitioner, innovator, and leading historian in the field of ADR—and his son Joseph Barrett, this volume traces the evolution of the ADR process and offers an overview of the precursors to ADR, including negotiation, arbitration, and mediation. The authors explore the colorful beginnings of ADR using illustrative examples from prehistoric Shaman through the European Law Merchant. In addition, the book offers the historical context for the use of ADR in the arenas of diplomacy and business.

Voting Rights and Election Law

Author: Michael Dimino
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1630431184
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Voting Rights and Election Law is a law school text book covering the law surrounding the electoral system. Coverage begins with voting qualifications and barriers to exercise of the franchise. The book covers the authority of the courts to remedy violations of the right to vote. Other topics include the One-Person/One Vote Doctrine under the Federal Constitution and the effects of the Voting Rights Act. The book also covers the role of political parties and term limits for federal and state office. Campaign finance and political speech each receive treatment. The book concludes with a chapter on methods for remedying errors in elections. In Chapter 1 students examine questions surrounding the constitutional right to vote and legislatures' power to restrict the classes of persons entitled to the franchise. The remainder of the text proceeds chronologically through the electoral process, from districting, with its issues of one person, one vote and the role of race under the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act; to the place of political parties in the electoral and constitutional structure; to limitations on ballot access; to the First Amendment's protection of political speech, including an in-depth treatment of campaign finance; to rules governing the voting process itself; to vote-counting; to remedies for elections that have gone wrong. Compared to other casebooks in the field, Voting Rights and Election Law emphasizes the texts of leading court opinions rather than commentary and political-science research. The book focuses on the legal principles and language adopted by courts in deciding election cases, rather than competing political theories about elections and democracy. Students are, however, encouraged through notes and questions to examine and question the empirical assumptions and theoretical premises behind the opinions. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

First Amendment Cases Problems Materials

Author: Russell L. Weaver
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0769891292
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In creating this book, the authors of The First Amendment sought to create a "teacher's book" - a book that is easy to use, that produces rewarding classroom discussion, and that enables students to learn the concepts, doctrines, and analytical tools that underlie the First Amendment. It is designed to help students understand First Amendment theory, lead students to greater insights, generate classroom interactivity, and facilitate effective and inspired learning. It accomplishes these objectives through the inclusion of problems. The problems are designed to illustrate and clarify doctrinal principles and conflicts, place students in real-life litigation scenarios, help students view First Amendment issues in modern and historical context, and prepare students for actual practice. Some problems raise questions about ambiguous doctrines, while others ask students to apply existing doctrine to new situations. Most problems place students in the position of a lawyer and ask them to explain how they might argue a particular case (e.g., what facts or arguments they might use in support of their positions). The ultimate objective is to advance student ability to solve problems using critical thinking and thereby accelerate development of a core lawyering skill. Tradeoffs are necessary for any constitutional law casebook, and this book is no different. Although it includes the landmark cases, it does not attempt to catalog every decision (even every United States Supreme Court ruling) in each of the relevant areas. The authors have chosen cases for a variety of reasons: because they are modern cases that reflect the current state of the law; because they are "landmarks" that students need to read and understand; or because (even though they might be older cases) they provide critical context or enrich understanding and perspective. The accompanying Teacher's Manual helps familiarize teachers with the subject matter, summarizes the cases, suggests doctrinal or theoretical approaches, offers options on how the book can best be used in class, and provides answers to the problems presented in the casebook. Professors and adjunct professors may request complimentary examination copies of LexisNexis law school publications to consider for class adoption or recommendation. Please identify the book(s) you wish to receive, provide your institutional contact information, and submit your request here.

Principles of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Author: Stephen J. Ware
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN:
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Provides a clear and reliable statement of the law and concepts central to ADR (arbitration, negotiation, mediation and other processes). Its thorough coverage of arbitration law renders this challenging and rapidly-changing body of statutes and caselaw accessible to the student. The chapters on negotiation and mediation treat the subjects from the perspectives of theory, practice and legal doctrine.