Criminal Law Cases Materials and Lawyering Strategies

Author: David Crump
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0769882730
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Modern Statutory Interpretation

Author: Linda D. Jellum
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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This casebook is designed to teach statutory interpretation as a lawyering process. It uses a combination of traditional cases along with problems to accomplish that objective. Broadly organized around the process of interpretation, it focuses first on the plain meaning of the text and then addresses the question of whether and, if so, when courts will examine sources other than the text for meaning. The book then addresses the various approaches and theories to interpretation and examines how those approaches have been applied to particular interpretative problems, such as implied rights, administrative interpretations, and the interpretation of uniform statutes. Within each chapter, subjects are introduced with concise summaries of core concepts. After that introduction, a well-edited case explores the uncertainties and boundaries of those core concepts. The notes and questions following each principal case are designed to help focus before class the students thoughts and understanding of the case and the concepts it raises, including the broader implications. Finally, problems are included for key subjects to ensure that the students learn statutory interpretation skills. Each problem lends itself to at least two arguments (and usually more) and relies upon and requires further inquiry into the concepts in the chapter.

Property

Author: David Crump
Publisher: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender
ISBN: 9781422426371
Format: PDF, Docs
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Public Interest Lawyering

Author: Alan K. Chen
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454818883
Format: PDF, Docs
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Public Interest Lawyering is the first comprehensive analysis of public interest lawyering that is suitable as a law school elective text and/or advanced legal profession courses and seminars. Drawing upon a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives, this timely textbook examines the lives of public interest lawyers, the clients and causes they serve, the contexts within which they work, the strategies they deploy, and the challenges they face today. Features: The first comprehensive overview of the broad range of contemporary issues faced by public interest lawyers in any American law school text. Thorough discussion of important theoretical issues about the scope and definition of public interest lawyering. Addresses American public interest law from a historical perspective with focus on current issues. Expansive examination of the settings in which public interest practice occurs, including nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private law firms. Presents the advantages and limits of different legal strategies in public interest practice, including lobbying, public education, community organizing, and community economic development. Addresses contemporary challenges of public interest law in context, including economics and financing, legal ethics, the role of legal education, and the globalization of public interest practice. Discusses critiques of public interest law, including a reflection about the role of lawyers in social movements that addresses contemporary critiques. Ethical obligations of public interest lawyers. Explores special issues related to lawyer-client relations in social change contexts. Extensive coverage of: Models of law reform organizations. Conservative cause lawyering. Government lawyers. The economics of social change lawyering. Global social change lawyering.

Contracts

Author: Brian A. Blum
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887141
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Practice

Author: Paul J. Zwier
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781601565136
Format: PDF
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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.

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.

A Miltonic Sonnet About Being Given the Game Ball After a Play in Right Field

Author: David Crump
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595768326
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"If you haven't read poetry since high school, now is the time to start!" -Richard Alderman KTRK Channel 13 (ABC Television) "Beethoven Baseball Buicks [and] Elway . These sonnets enjoy the world!" -Patricia Yongue Professor of English, University of Houston "[E]xtraordinary What fun these poems are!" -Bryan Garner Garner's Dictionary of Modern American Usage (Oxford University Press) "[These] meticulously crafted sonnets rocket exuberantly from the ancient world to cyberspace, unsettling the mind [and] surprising the heart." -Carolyn Wilkerson Bell Susan Duval Anderson Professor of English, Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Federal Courts Cases and Materials on Judicial Federalism and the Lawyering Process

Author: Arthur D. Hellman
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327194952
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Third Edition of Federal Courts: Cases and Materials on Judicial Federalism and the Lawyering Process follows the approach of the two previous editions (published in 2005 and 2009). It concentrates on the main lines of doctrinal development and their implications for future disputes rather than attempting an encyclopedic treatment of subsidiary points. It emphasizes elements of litigation strategy and the practical application of doctrine as well as the underlying policy and theoretical issues. Federal Courts: Cases and Materials on Judicial Federalism and the Lawyering Process is the product of the authors' rethinking of what a Federal Courts course can be. Although fully attentive to the deeper theoretical issues of federalism and separation of powers raised by the cases, the book also focuses on giving students the grounding they will need to be effective lawyer-litigators. The objective of the book is to provide students with the doctrinal, theoretical, and practical education that will enable them to identify and strategically employ jurisdictional tools to effectively serve their clients. Two major themes make Federal Courts: Cases and Materials on Judicial Federalism and the Lawyering Process distinctive among Federal Courts casebooks: • This book gives sustained and systematic attention to the role of state courts as a forum for litigation of federal issues. • This book is grounded in the realities of litigation today -- in particular, the strong tendency of defendants in civil litigation to prefer federal court over state court. The statutory device of removal, and other issues that dominate contemporary litigation, are addressed throughout this book. In addition, Federal Courts: Cases and Materials on Judicial Federalism and the Lawyering Process is organized in a way that facilitates learning and reinforces important points. A modular design enables teachers to select particular aspects of larger topics for made-to-order course coverage. Based on the authors' extensive classroom experience teaching Federal Courts, this book effectively integrates problems as teaching and learning tools. The problems have been carefully designed to require students to identify and apply relevant concepts from the governing law, including the cases in the book, from the perspective of a lawyer seeking to accomplish a particular goal. Many of the problems are based on recent appellate cases. Federal Courts: Cases and Materials on Judicial Federalism and the Lawyering Process provides thorough coverage of the public law issues that dominate scholarly writings on federal courts, but it is also uniquely geared to preparing students to serve their clients effectively in more routine litigation matters. Significant revisions to the Third Edition include: • Extensive coverage of the important revisions to the law governing removal made by the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 (JVCA). • Introduction of aspects of removal jurisdiction not previously covered. • Seven new principal cases on topics ranging from qualified immunity to constitutional limits on non-Article III courts and state-court power to decline to hear federal claims. • New problems on a variety of topics, including justiciability, the Anti-Injunction Act, supervisory liability under §1983, jurisdiction-stripping, and the Rooker-Feldman doctrine.