Criminal Law Cases Materials and Lawyering Strategies

Author: David Crump
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0769882730
Format: PDF, ePub
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Criminal Law: Cases, Statutes, and Lawyering Strategies is one of the most compact casebooks in the market, yet it covers all of the traditional criminal law subjects and also contains several special features: explanations and introductions to complex material, a problem approach, an emphasis on reading statutes, current issues such as terrorism, case files, sound coverage of some important areas neglected by other books, and a focus on the realities of the criminal law.

The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America

Author: John T. Parry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107434068
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America brings together leading scholars from law, psychology and criminology to address timely and important topics in US criminal justice. The book tackles cutting-edge issues related to terrorism, immigration and transnational crime, and to the increasingly important connections between criminal law and the fields of social science and neuroscience. It also provides critical new perspectives on intractable problems such as the right to counsel, race and policing, and the proper balance between security and privacy. By putting legal theory and doctrine into a concrete and accessible context, the book will advance public policy and scholarly debates alike. This collection of essays is appropriate for anyone interested in understanding the current state of criminal justice and its future challenges.

Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Practice

Author: Paul J. Zwier
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781601565136
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents a strategic planning and integrated systematic approach to negotiation. This approach, as presented by Thomas F. Guernsey and Paul J. Zwier, claims both adversarial and problem-solving strategies have distinct advantages and that lawyers need to combine styles and strategies to achieve the best results for their clients.The book provides attorneys with an outline to plan and implement effective negotiating techniques. Guernsey and Zwier use up-to-date situations throughout the book to demonstrate how understanding negotiation theory and practice can help lawyers teach their clients to make better strategic use of negotiation. It breaks the counseling process into stages and shows what information the client needs in order to make an informed decision.The approach Guernsey and Zwier describe also serves as an organizational tool allowing attorneys to simplify a complex process sufficiently to view it as a whole. Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Practice describes four stages of negotiation:Icebreaking and Setting the AgendaInformation BargainingExchange, andCrisis and OutcomeThe book then focuses on the planning and strategic decision making process involved when negotiating in an international setting. In an increasingly global marketplace, it is vital that lawyer negotiators understand the role that cultural differences play in conducting negotiations. According to Guernsey and Zwier, your ability to implement your client's ends will often depend on the lawyer's ability to anticipate these differences and choose the right approach for the right setting.The authors examine multiparty negotiations and using a mediator to reach the client's goals. Guernsey and Zwier claim that one of the most important factors in choosing a mediator is the mediator's reputation for being prepared and invested in the process. The book concludes by focusing on the rules of professional responsibility.

Understanding Torture

Author: John T. Parry
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472021788
Format: PDF
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"John Parry's Understanding Torture is an important contribution to our understanding of how torture fits within the practices and beliefs of the modern state. His juxtaposition of the often indeterminate nature of the law of torture with the very specific state practices of torture is both startling and revealing." ---Paul W. Kahn is Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities at Yale Law School and author of Sacred Violence "Parry is effective in building, deploying, and supporting his argument . . . that the law does not provide effective protections against torture, but also that the law is in itself constitutive of a political order in which torture is employed to create---and to destroy or re-create---political identities.” ---Margaret Satterthwaite, Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and Associate Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law "A beautifully crafted, convincingly argued book that does not shy away from addressing the legal and ethical complexities of torture in the modern world. In a field that all too often produces simple or superficial responses to what has become an increasingly challenging issue, Understanding Torture stands out as a sophisticated and intellectually responsible work." ---Ruth Miller, Associate Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Boston Prohibiting torture will not end it. In Understanding Torture, John T. Parry explains that torture is already a normal part of the state coercive apparatus. Torture is about dominating the victim for a variety of purposes, including public order; control of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities; and--- critically---domination for the sake of domination. Seen in this way, Abu Ghraib sits on a continuum with contemporary police violence in U.S. cities; violent repression of racial minorities throughout U.S. history; and the exercise of power in a variety of political, social, and interpersonal contacts. Creating a separate category for an intentionally narrow set of practices labeled and banned as torture, Parry argues, serves to normalize and legitimate the remaining practices that are "not torture." Consequently, we must question the hope that law can play an important role in regulating state violence. No one who reads this book can fail to understand the centrality of torture in modern law, politics, and governance. John T. Parry is Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School.

Contracts

Author: Brian A. Blum
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887141
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Contracts: Cases, Discussion, and Problems, Fourth Edition is known for its strikingly clear, straightforward text that illuminates cases as well as concepts and theory. The book focuses on modern cases to expose students to contemporary contract law, but it also includes many important or iconic older cases. The cases are set in context by extensive author-written explanatory text. Insightful questions draw attention to difficult and crucial aspects of the law and prompt vigorous class discussion. Numerous problems, ranging from simple to complex, supplement cases and introduce topics taught most effectively through problems. The casebook’s traditional organization begins with formation and then corresponds to the sequence followed by the Restatement (2nd) of Contracts and treatises. Its concise, efficient presentation results in an optimum length for the course. Procedural issues are highlighted when presented by the cases and transactional issues such as drafting, client counseling, and negotiation are raised through the use of questions and small exercises throughout the text. Strengthening the text’s focus on contemporary methods of contracting, modern issues in standard contracts are explored along with contracts entered into electronically. International and comparative material offers alternative approaches for students to consider, such as those taken by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts.

Foundations of Legal Research and Writing

Author: Carol Bast
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133278299
Format: PDF, ePub
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FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition is the ideal resource for paralegals. The book’s up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing. Extensive research chapters address primary and secondary sources, citating, Lexis/Nexis, the Internet, and more, while writing sections center on drafting client opinion letters, pleadings, contracts, office memos, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Every chapter gives you practice writing opportunities, as well as traditional and computer-assisted research assignments to help develop your skills. Detailed case excerpts, samples, tips, and discussions further support the assignments, and illustrate the many perils of inadequate research and poor legal writing. Readers everywhere agree that FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition delivers the concepts you need for success in the most demanding law firms and legal departments today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.