Mastering Property Law

Author: Darryl C. Wilson
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ISBN: 9781611635393
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Mastering Property Law is a precise, practical guide to the fundamental rules of law underlying the basic property law course. Useful with any casebook, the text focuses on the common law developments of property from the beginning of the English system through our modern times. This concise introduction to the subject matter includes chapters on gifts; possessory estates and future interests; zoning and more. The book provides readers with clear rule statements, examples, diagrams, and other learning devices to assure that they are equipped with a strong foundation that will ensure success in their coursework, in preparing for the bar, and ultimately as practicing attorneys.This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.

Mastering American Indian Law

Author: Angelique Townsend EagleWoman
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ISBN: 9781594603297
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Mastering American Indian Law is a text designed to provide readers with an overview of the field. By framing the important eras of U.S. Indian policy in the Introductory Chapter, the text flows through historical up to contemporary developments in American Indian Law. This book will serve as a useful supplement to classroom instruction covering tribal law, federal Indian law and tribal-state relations. In ten chapters, the book has full discussions of a wide range of topics, such as: Chapter 2–American Indian Property Law; Chapter 3–Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country; Chapter 4–Tribal Government, Civil Jurisdiction and Regulation; Chapter 8–Tribal-State Relations; and Chapter 9–Sacred Sites and Cultural Property Protection. Throughout the text, explanations of the relevant interaction between tribal governments, the federal government and state governments are included in the various subject areas. In Chapter 10–International Indigenous Issues and Tribal Nations, the significant evolution of collective rights in international documents is focused upon as these documents may be relevant for tribal governments in relations with the United States. For Indian law courses, law school seminars on topics in American Indian Law, undergraduate and graduate level American Indian Studies classes, and those interested in the field, this book will provide an easy-to-read text meant to guide the reader through the historical to the contemporary on the major aspects of American Indian law and policy. This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.

Mastering Administrative Law

Author: William R. Andersen
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Mastering Administrative Law is designed as a supplement to law school courses in Administrative Law or as an introduction to the subject for lawyers trained in other legal systems. The book explicitly and in plain language identifies the functions of the various principles of administrative law. It covers all the basic administrative law topics, including how the administrative process fits into our governmental structure, typical agency procedures (e.g., rulemaking, adjudication, investigation, etc.), important statutes affecting agencies (e.g., the freedom of information act), constitutional limits on legislatures and agencies and the limited but critical role of the courts in helping monitor the process. A number of classroom-tested graphics -- charts, tables, diagrams -- supplemented this text by identifying essential doctrinal components and illustrating important doctrinal relationships.

Mastering Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

Author: Lars S. Smith
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ISBN: 9781594604492
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Mastering Trademark and Unfair Competition Law provides a clear and concise presentation of the basic principles underlying and the challenges facing a student or practitioner of trademark law in a digital age. This book traces the evolution of trademark law from its origin as a common law tort of unfair competition and associated common law trademark rights, to the most recent amendments to the federal Lanham Trademark Act. The book lays a solid foundation covering the basics of obtaining trademark and trade dress rights; federal trademark registration practice, including a discussion of practice before the TTAB; trademark infringement; defenses; and remedies. Mastering Trademark and Unfair Competition Law also has extensive coverage of the dilution of famous trademarks.Mastering Trademark and Unfair Competition Law thoroughly discusses all of the elements of the modern trademark practice. It has extensive discussions of new technologies such as Internet domain names, web pages, keyword advertising, virtual worlds, and computer games, as well as how trademark law has responded to the challenges presented by new forms of trademark use. There are chapters on cybersquatting under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) and international trademark law including review of treaties such as the Paris Convention and the Madrid Protocol. The goal of this book is to ground the reader in the law, policies, and theories of trademark law so that the reader can better understand the legal and economic role of trademarks and brands in a modern economy.This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.

Mastering Tort Law

Author: Russell L. Weaver
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ISBN: 9781611634419
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Mastering Tort Law is a succinct, practical guide to the intricacies of tort law. Functional in approach, it describes and illustrates basic tort doctrine, and provides students with insight into more advanced tort theories. In an attempt to facilitate student learning, the book includes a roadmap at the beginning of each chapter and a checklist at the end.

Mastering First Amendment Law

Author: John C. Knechtle
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: 9781594605819
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Mastering First Amendment Law offers students an opportunity to learn the essential elements of First Amendment law in a condensed framework. At a time when First Amendment study books are detailed, long and full of footnotes, this book's concise, up-to-date, user-friendly approach is refreshing. Whether students are studying for con law exams or the bar exam, Mastering First Amendment Law offers an outline which is easy to use. Each chapter begins with a simple roadmap alerting the reader to the direction of the chapter. The chapter naturally unfolds according to that plan and then ends with a list of checkpoints which summarize the law in pithy phrases. There are no footnotes, see also's, bibliographies, etc. because Mastering First Amendment Law is a condensed yet complete outline of constitutional law. Mastering First Amendment Law starts by giving the reader the theory and methodology to analyze and understand First Amendment law. It then addresses various types of speech such as advocacy of illegal action, fighting words, hostile audiences, threats, hate speech, obscenity, child pornography, defamation, invasion of privacy, disclosure of confidential information and commercial speech. These topics lead to the question of where does free speech protections apply and the development of public, limited and nonpublic forums as well as private property and restricted environments such as schools, prisons and the military. Mastering First Amendment Law then addresses freedom of the press, including broadcast regulation and advancing technology and freedom of association, including the in electoral process. Finally, Mastering First Amendment Law examines freedom of religion from both the establishment clause perspective and the free exercise perspective. The former includes government support for religious beliefs and financial aid to religious institutions, and the latter includes law discriminating against religion and neutral laws adversely affecting religion. Mastering First Amendment Law helps students learn the concepts, doctrines, and analytical tools that underlie first amendment law. Over the past 70 years, First Amendment law has grown exponentially sometimes leaving casebook authors and students feeling overwhelmed by the number and nuances of decisions. The author of Mastering First Amendment Law selected only the most important decisions for this book in order to give students the essential knowledge needed to master First Amendment law. This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.

Mastering Evidence

Author: Ronald W. Eades
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ISBN: 9781594602610
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"Mastering Evidence is a clear, concise discussion of the rules of evidence. It is designed to be a secondary source for students enrolled in their first course in evidence. Most courses in evidence, and, of course, the multi-state bar examination in evidence, focus primarily on the Federal Rules of Evidence. This book takes the same approach, fully explaining the details of those rules. It is also organized according to the same structure as the Federal Rules and is, therefore, easy to follow. For students who are concerned about the state rules of evidence, comments about traditional rules are made where appropriate.In short, this work should provide a good source for all students taking a course in evidence. It presents the rules in a readable fashion that makes it possible to understand complex concepts.This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L.Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law."

Mastering Legal Analysis and Drafting

Author: George W. Kuney
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ISBN: 9781594606281
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Mastering Legal Analysis and Drafting seeks to emphasize the fundamental structure and methods of legal drafting, which, the authors contend, is grounded in a surprisingly few but elemental rules and techniques of legal analysis and deployment of legal authorities amid relevant facts. It is designed to help the novice legal drafter identify those elemental rules and techniques and show how they are used to prepare effective legal writing in different formats, most of which share common elements and structures. The book begins with a discussion of legal analysis, followed by a discussion of general drafting principles and rules, and then proceeds to apply these concepts in the following chapters to specific forms of legal writing including: client letters, demand letters, research memoranda, motions and supporting documents, appellate briefs, contracts and instruments, and legislation. It closes with a chapter on “writing to build a record” that reprises the other chapters and highlights the key concepts.

Mastering Contract Law

Author: Irma S. Russell
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ISBN: 9781594602870
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Mastering Contract Law explores the basic principles and purposes of contract law, including a discussion of background principles and traditions of private ordering. The book explains contract formation, interpretation, and the requirement of written evidence for enforcement of certain types of promises. It explores the themes and doctrines of reliance, restitution, and the importance of public policy in contract law. Chapters include all of the areas of contract law typically covered in the first-year course, including the bargained-for exchange, unenforceable contracts, performance and breach, obstacles to performance, modification, pre-contractual obligation, remedies and damages, and stakeholders other than contracting parties, including the third-party beneficiary doctrine, delegation and assignment. The organization of the book reflects the five sequential questions that frame the thought processes of lawyers and judges dealing with contracts issues. For example, before considering whether a party's conduct amounts to a breach, a judge would answer the question whether the parties had indeed formed a contract. In addition to explaining the major cases traditionally covered in contracts classes, the authors present common-sense examples and hypotheticals in order to link student intuitions about fairness and competition to the law of contracting. This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.

Mastering Corporations and Other Business Entities

Author: Lee Harris
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ISBN: 9781611637373
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The title of the basic business law course -- Corporations, Business Associations Business Organizations, or Business Entities -- varies from law school to law school and from year to year. However, in these courses, the core coverage is essentially the same -- agency principles, partnership law, fiduciary duties, securities fraud, and changes in corporate control. This relatively concise book is intended to reach students in the basic corporate law course, regardless of course title. This book attempts to make the usual coverage as easy and straightforward as possible. Although the vast majority of law students take a corporations or basic business organizations course, there are surprisingly few attempts to systematically organize the most important doctrines and theories covered. Of the few books that track the basic business law course, even fewer still are of recent vintage. This book attempts to fill those lacunae. The book intends to aid students, of course, in the basic Corporations or Business Organizations courses. Additionally, this book would be a useful resource to students in other closely related courses in law school, like Agency & Partnership, Closely Held Firms, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities Regulation, to name just a few. In addition to law schools, the book is also written with an eye toward the graduate students in business administration who are frequently enrolled in a basic business law course, as well as the newly minted corporate attorney who wants a refresher text.