Civil Procedure

Author: Jack H. Friedenthal
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314280169
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Eleventh Edition of this popular casebook provides a framework for studying both the essential and the cutting-edge issues of civil procedure while incorporating problems that test doctrinal understanding, foster case reading skills, and encourage a sense of litigation strategy. New Supreme Court cases have been integrated that impact personal jurisdiction (McIntyre, Goodyear), subject-matter jurisdiction (Grable, Gunn), pleading (Twombly, Iqbal), joinder (Pimentel), class actions (Dukes), and other important topics, including statutory changes such as the Jurisdiction Clarification Act. The casebook covers all of the major topics that a professor might wish to teach in a first-year course, and can easily be adapted for courses of one- or two-semesters, of different credit hours, and with varied practical or theoretical emphases. A supplement includes all updated Federal Rules, the pleadings in Twombly and Iqbal, a model case file, state materials, and other important teaching tools.

Cases and materials on legislation

Author: William N. Eskridge
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Contains an introduction to legislation; descriptive and normative theories of legislation, including procedural theories of legislation, pluralism and interest groups, and institutional theories of legislation; Title VII: interpretive issues and political theories, the Supreme Court's decision in Griggs, affirmative action United States Steelworkers of America v. Weber and Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County; legislative drafting; representational structures, structures of legislative deliberation; statutes as a source of public policy in the United States; theories of statutory interpretation; doctrines of statutory interpretation; and the implementation of statutes.

Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure

Author: David Crump
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1579110681
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Sixth Edition includes new landmark cases and reflects recent changes in procedural rules and practice. While essentially a traditional casebook organized along the lines of the events in a lawsuit, this new edition of Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure retains the unique features that have made prior editions a success, including: • "Chapter Summary Problems" - optional comprehensive problems requiring the student to "put the chapter together" and apply to the problems the material addressed in the chapter • "Improving the System" sections challenging students to think more deeply about cutting-edge issues • Litigation documents showing actual litigation sequences, including the motion for summary judgment in Jones v. Clinton and excerpts from the jury selection, the court's charge, and the final arguments in Pennzoil Co. v. Texaco, Inc. • "How to Read This Case" notes precede particularly difficult cases • Traditional federal materials are supplemented with an introduction to differing practices of three benchmark states: California and Texas • A chapter devoted to Alternative Dispute Resolution methods Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure is supplemented annually. A comprehensive Teacher's Manual is available to professors. 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. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Complex Litigation

Author: Richard L. Marcus
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: 9780314147349
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Text is designed for an upper-level division course, and it serves as a useful source and reference book for students once they are in practice. In-depth coverage of the nature of complex litigation.

Special Education Law Cases and Materials

Author: Mark C. Weber
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327189797
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book is a unique offering in the growing field of Special Education Law and is designed to be used both in schools of education and in law schools. Coverage includes: • Core Concepts of Special Education Law; • Eligibility and Evaluation; • Residency; • Free, Appropriate Public Education; • Individualized Education Program; • Education in the Least Restrictive Environment; • Related Services; • Due Process Hearings; • Student Discipline; • Court Proceedings; • Attorneys' Fees in Special Education Litigation; • Children in Nonpublic Schools; • Early Childhood Programs; and • Post-Secondary Education. It features a highly useful glossary of special education and legal terms. Special Education Law contains relevant statutory excerpts and carefully edited reports of the leading special education cases, together with extensive explanatory materials and provocative questions for class discussion. The book also features practical exercises for home assignments or in-class projects. Two of the co-authors teach in law schools and have deep experience in special education law as well as allied subjects such as constitutional law, administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and general school law. Their background enables them to discuss the special education topics thoroughly and to draw connections to other parts of the law school curriculum. The third co-author, who is also a lawyer, teaches educational administration as well as special education law; that background enables him to add lessons on the real-world impact of the law on the daily work of the schools. A separate publication, Special Education Law: Statutes and Regulations, contains relevant statutes and regulations.

The U s Constitution and Comparative Constitutional Law

Author: Steven Calabresi
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781628101904
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With an Introduction by Justice Alito, this Comparative Constitutional Law casebook stands apart from other casebooks. It focuses on the 15 constitutional democracies in the G-20 Nations: 1) the United States, 2) the United Kingdom, 3) France, 4) Germany, 5) Japan, 6) Italy, 7) India, 8) Canada, 9) Australia, 10) Brazil, 11) South Korea, 12) South Africa, 13) Indonesia, 14) Mexico, and 15) the European Union. The G-20 Nations together comprise 85% of the world's GDP and two-thirds of the world's population. Thus, this casebook maintains a better sense of relevance than similar books, which often focus heavily on esoteric jurisdictions. It is also less Euro-centric than competing books; most chapters include cases from Brazil, Mexico, and India. Substantively, this casebook compares the constitutional law of the selected countries with respect to fourteen topics: 1) constitutionalism - constitutional history, constitution-making, amendment, and secession rules; 2) the emergence and nature of judicial review; 3) the separation of powers, bicameralism, and comparative administrative law; 4) federalism; 5) bills of rights, birthright freedom and equality, and human dignity; 6) equal protection of the laws; 7) freedom of expression; 8) freedom of religion; 9) civil, criminal, and appellate procedure; 10) protection of economic liberties; 11) positive social entitlements and state action; and, finally, 12) constitutional guarantees of democracy. It concludes with ideas that are of particular relevance to U.S. constitutional law. Pedagogically, this casebook contains more cases and fewer law review articles than competing books, making it teacher-friendly. It can be taught in a three-day weekly format, in a two-day weekly format, or in a once-a-week seminar format. It is accompanied by a comprehensive teacher's manual and suggested syllabi.

Civil Procedure

Author: A. Spencer
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634592727
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The Revised 4th Edition of Civil Procedure: A Contemporary Approach is updated with references to the impending 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as case law developments since the 2014 publication date of the Fourth Edition. Major recent case law developments included in this revised edition consist of decisions from the Supreme Court addressing personal jurisdiction (Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, 131 S. Ct. 2846 (2011), J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, 131 S. Ct. 2780 (2011), and Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014)), federal question jurisdiction (Gunn v. Minton, 133 S. Ct. 1059 (2013)), removal of class actions (Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles, 133 S. Ct. 1345 (2013)), change of venue and forum-selection clauses (Atl. Marine Constr. Co., Inc. v. U.S. Dist. Court for W. Dist. of Texas, 134 S. Ct. 568 (2013) [now a principal case]), class certification (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013), Amgen Inc. v. Conn. Ret. Plans & Trust Funds, 133 S. Ct. 1184 (2013)), class arbitration waivers (AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011) and American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, 133 S. Ct. 2304 (2013)), and offers of judgment (Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk, 133 S. Ct. 1523 (2013)). Regarding the impending 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, this revised edition makes reference to them in the text where appropriate. The changes include the "Duke Rules" package, which alters Rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33 and 34 to make proportionality a main component of the scope of discovery, to eliminate access to subject matter discovery, require early discussions regarding preservation and privilege protection, permit early document requests, and shorten the time permitted to issue scheduling orders and to achieve service of process. The amendment to Rule 37 codifies an approach to preservation and spoliation that favors curative measures unless there is intentional spoliation, in which case more severe sanctions such as adverse inference instructions or dismissal become available. This edition also fully incorporates recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and to Title 28 of the U.S. Code, including the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 and the 2013 amendment to Rule 45 (subpoenas). Finally, the Revised Fourth Edition integrates references to online assessment tools in the Casebook Plus platform. These consist of a bank of 200 multiple-choice questions that provide comprehensive assessment of the topics covered in this book, with detailed feedback consisting of explanations for both correct and incorrect responses. This feature provides an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the material actively as the course progresses and permits students and professors to determine the extent to which the material is being learned.

Criminal Law

Author: John Kaplan
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454881704
Format: PDF
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Criminal Law: Cases and Materials, Eighth Edition is written by a well-respected authorship team that provides comprehensive examination of criminal law under both the Model Penal Code and common law. Interspersed with thoughtful excerpts that provide social, political, and criminological background the black letter law, this casebook focuses on an interdisciplinary approach that provides a useful starting point for classroom discussion. The eighth edition has been updated to provide coverage of recent changes in the law, especially in the areas of sentencing and the Eighth Amendment, and includes notes and questions, making the book more useful for exam preparation. Features: Improvements in the Teacher’s Manual designed to make casebook accessible and useful for new professors Updated to provide coverage of recent changes in the law, especially in the areas of sentencing and the Eighth Amendment Updated notes and questions making book more useful for exam preparation