Remote Advocacy in a Nutshell

Tracy Walters McCormack

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
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  • ISBN: 9781647086435
  • Publication Date: Jun 2021
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Gilbert Law Summaries on Corporations

Jesse H. Choper

  • Imprint: Gilbert
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647087593
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes, 2021-2022 Edition

Thomas P. Gallanis

Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase.This statutory supplement is ideal for use in basic and advanced courses in trusts and estates and for practitioner reference. The 2021-2022 edition includes the updated text and official comments of the Uniform Probate Code (including amendments approved in 2021), Uniform Trust Code, and more than twenty other acts relating to the field of trusts and estates, including the Uniform Electronic Wills Act, Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act (and its predecessor Uniform Principal and Income Act), Uniform Parentage Act 2017, Uniform Directed Trust Act, Uniform Trust Decanting Act, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Uniform Powers of Appointment Act, Uniform Prudent Investor Act, Uniform Custodial Trust Act, Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act, Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act, Uniform Simultaneous Death Act, Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, Model Marital Property Act, Model Protection of Charitable Assets Act, and the amendments to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act which is now renamed the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act. The book includes relevant provisions of the Restatement Third of Trusts and Restatement Third of Property, as well as selected prior versions of sections of the Uniform Probate Code. The book is ideal for teaching basic and advanced courses in trusts and estates. It is also ideal for practitioner reference.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647089016
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Advancing Civil Justice Reform and Conflict Resolution in Africa and Asia

Elijah Tukwariba Yin

The civil justice system is characterized by a distinct dispute resolution and law enforcement functions, although these functions are not always explicit and their relationship can be vague. People normally turn to this legal system to address an "unjust" situation they encounter. This makes civil justice both socially and economically important, as it may be driven by efficiency or access to justice concerns. The literature suggests that law reform has an uninspiring record in this field. This is because it has, largely, not been considered with a detailed, empirically informed evaluation of proposed solutions. This legal system is complex, and research in this field is correspondingly challenging, interesting, and important. Advancing Civil Justice Reform and Conflict Resolution in Africa and Asia: Comparative Analyses and Case Studies provides significant empirical research findings as well as theoretical reviews and frameworks on a wide array of issues within civil justice and the legal system. This includes topic areas such as access to justice and legal representation, the challenges to developing civil justice, courts and procedures, and civil justice reform. This book is valuable for lawyers, human rights lawyers, court officials, psychologists, social workers, sociologists, consultants, professionals, academicians, students, and researchers working in the field of law, socio-legal studies, sociology, anthropology, political science, social work, social policy, economics, and criminal justice, along with anyone seeking updated information on the current reforms and challenges within the civil justice and legal systems.

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  • ISBN: 9781668434895
  • Publication Date: Jun 2021
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Conflict of Laws

Peter Hay

The authors of the sixteenth edition are proud of the book's heritage, which dates to 1936. At the same time, they are mindful of the needs of students and professors addressing the Conflict of Laws eight decades later. We continue to add the subtitle "Private International Law" to acknowledge the more common title of the subject outside the U.S., as well as to alert students that they will face a blend of domestic and international issues once they become lawyers. As an intellectual matter, the conflicts course presents rich and nuanced doctrine. As a professional matter, every litigator will face issues raised in this course. As a practical matter, an increasing number of students are drawn to the course because it is tested on the bar exam in every state that has adopted the universal bar exam or the multistate essay exam. The authors recognize the need, therefore, to provide appropriate review of civil procedure to allow the student to transition to the study of conflicts.A modern conflicts casebook must be flexible. Some professors will choose to cover a great deal of international and comparative law. Others, however, will prefer to address conflicts only in the domestic sphere. This edition fully supports either (or some middle) approach. The professor may comfortably choose how much international and comparative material to cover without losing transition or context.Some highlights of the sixteenth edition:Chapter 2, concerning domicile, remains succinct, intended to drive home the significance of domicile and the complementary concept of habitual residence, including a new note on domicile and devolution of real property. Notes have been added on the notion of derivative domicile and occasional confusion in statutes referring to "residence" rather than "domicile."Chapter 3, concerning personal jurisdiction, has been honed in response to recent doctrinal shifts. The Supreme Court's contraction of general jurisdiction has led to an increasing focus on the "relatedness" aspect of specific jurisdiction. The Chapter reflects this trend. One subsection traces the development of doctrine from 1980-2014, with World-Wide Volkswagen, Burger King, and Asahi as note cases setting up J. McIntyre as the principal case. The next subsection traces the retraction of general jurisdiction, with notes on Perkins and Goodyear setting up Daimler as the principal case. The next subsection emphasizes the emergent importance in specific jurisdiction of being able to show that the plaintiff's claim relates sufficiently to the defendant's contact. Bristol-Myers Squibb is one principal case, followed by the state case Moki-Mac, which is a wonderful vehicle for addressing whether the relatedness inquiry requires consideration of causation and, if so, what sort of causation is relevant. The latter point sets up Supreme Court decisions in the Ford Motor Company cases, which were handed down as the book went to press and are addressed in an Update Memorandum.Chapter 4 pulls together everything that bears on limiting a court's exercise of jurisdiction that it otherwise has. This includes forum selection agreements in interstate and international transactions, antisuit injunctions, dismissals (or denials of motions to dismiss) in cases of parallel litigation (lis pendens) or on the ground of forum non conveniens, and federal transfer.Chapter 5 treats a number of questions often not addressed in depth in the first-year procedure course. For instance: what is a "judgment" for purposes of recognition – administrative decrees, equity decrees, modifiable support orders? How conclusive is a judgment on a second court – comparing res judicata (Treinies) in the interstate setting with the 2010 SPEECH Act requiring review of foreign country awards for libel? Does public policy play a different role in the case of foreign than in interstate judgments? Can non-parties benefit or be bound: what about "virtual representation" or non-mutual collateral estoppel? What are the mechanisms for the recognition and enforcement of domestic and of foreign-country judgments in the United States?Chapter 6, concerning the impact of the Constitution, has been streamlined to enhance teachability.Chapters 7 and 8 present the central themes of choice of law. Chapter 7 deals with many of the classical puzzles of choice of law such as the public policy reservation and renvoi.Chapter 8 was considerably revised in the fifteenth edition to show the progression from the traditional system, to the height of the conflicts revolution, to a developing consensus to consolidate modern analysis in a manner that provides more predictability and certainty. This edition shortens Chapter 8 somewhat to place more emphasis on the most modern developments and discusses important provisions of the draft Third Restatement. Chapter 8 is also divided into several subsections, allowing the teacher freedom to omit portions of it if desired.Chapter 9 addresses conflicts problems in the domestic and international settings. In keeping with the overall theme of flexibility, the professor may assign specific sections to engage a greater or lesser degree of review of Erie as well as a greater or lesser degree of international coverage.Chapters 10 through 13 cover particular subjects such a property, family law, and corporate law for professors who desire to go into these subjects in more depth. Recent changes in the law particularly affect Chapter 11 on Family Law. That chapter first briefly explores the place of celebration rule (also with respect to religious marriages), treats same-sex marriages and registered unions in the light of Obergefell with particular reference to property and inheritance interests, updates the material on divorce (including religious divorces), expands the treatment of child custody and of interstate and international child abduction, and updates the enforcement of maintenance obligations under interstate uniform law and the Hague Convention in international cases.Finally, a Documentary Appendix provides the principal legislative acts of the European Union with respect to jurisdiction in civil, divorce, and custody matters as well as with respect to choice of law in contract, tort, and divorce, in each case with extensive textual commentary. Textual material briefly addresses the effect of "Brexit" on EU – UK relations in these matters and summarizes other EU texts, such as the succession regulation. Notes in the main text refer to these materials, allowing an instructor to teach the material comparatively or to focus only on American law. The European materials also all lend themselves for use in a seminar.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647085995
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Criminal Law and Procedure

Donald A. Dripps

The fourteenth edition continues the book's commitment to offering the most comprehensive, rigorous, and flexible materials on the American criminal process. With respect to the substantive criminal law, the new edition includes:Full case treatment of United States v. Davis, 139 S.Ct. 2319 (2019), illustrating the Supreme Court's continued commitment to a robust understanding of the void-for-vagueness doctrine;An updated treatment of homicide in general, with particular attention paid to a new wave of hostility to the felony murder doctrine, including full case treatment of Commonwealth v. Brown, 477 Mass. 805, 81 N.E.3d (2017), abolishing the doctrine by statutory interpretation, and People v. Swanson, 57 Cal.App.5th 604 (Ca. App. 2020), applying S.B. No. 1437, a reform statute that curtailed both felony murder and the natural-and-probable consequences doctrine in homicide prosecutions.Full case treatment of Rehaif v. United States, 139 S.Ct. 2191 (2019), a decision exemplifying the Court's approach to imputing culpable mental states to conduct and circumstance elements in criminal statutes;Full case treatment of Kahler v. Kansas, 140 S.Ct. 1021 (2020), rejecting a constitutional challenge to the state's elimination of insanity as an affirmative defense, and presenting along the way at thorough history of various versions of the defense;State v. Harris, 2017 WL 1505219 (Del. C.P. Apr. 20, 2017), a remarkable report by a judge acquitting the accused of sexual assault charges, illustrating the peculiar difficulties of prosecuting rape cases as well as the mechanics of the trial process.With respect to criminal procedure, the main development is the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Carpenter v. United States, 138 S.Ct. 2206 (2018). Carpenter held that that federal agents violated the Fourth Amendment by obtaining seven days of location data, from the defendant's service provider, without first obtaining a search warrant. The new edition relies on a recent District Court opinion, United States v. Diggs, 385 F. Supp. 648 (N.D. Ill. 2019), to explain the important changes wrought by Carpenter.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647088118
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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A Student's Guide to Trial Objections

Charles B. Gibbons

This guide is a quick reference to various ways in which the courts have translated the text of the Federal Rules of Evidence. It is useful for students enrolled in trial practice courses and clinics and is also helpful as an adjunct reference for students taking basic and advanced evidence courses. The 2021 edition includes dozens of recent civil and criminal cases from all of the federal circuits and includes the recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence with respect to the Residual Exception to the Hearsay Rule and Rule 404(b), Crimes, Wrongs or Other Acts.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647088347
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Critical Justice

Francisco Valdes

Critical Justice equips students and teachers with a framework for confronting systemic injustice by developing systemic advocacy projects rooted in insights of the critical schools of legal knowledge and field-based advocacy approaches. The textbook describes both law's complicity in maintaining injustice and its importance as a tool in struggles to advance equal justice. Drawing on iconic and cutting-edge writings, the textbook outlines the "Critical Challenge" for advocates: how to translate the noble promise of equal justice into lived social realities for all—how to use law for justice.The textbook prepares students to use law for justice by developing systemic advocacy projects that overcome the "blindfolds" and "handcuffs" of traditional legal education and practice. Critical Justice's conceptual and practical toolkit focuses on four key missing elements—social identities, groups, interests, and power—to explain the persistence of systemic injustice, and on redesigned professional norms to promote collaboration with subordinated communities. The textbook defines and illustrates systemic advocacy: systemic advocates craft ameliorative fixes to discrete problems while also transforming the playing field by building the organized power of subordinated groups and shifting consciousness and culture to undermine supremacist ideologies. Critical Justice also presents a template for designing advocacy projects to help students craft fellowship projects and pursue dream jobs.Critical Justice fills a gap in racial and social justice curriculum that connects the dots among systems and oppressions that persist across time and borders. With all author proceeds going to an academic nonprofit with antisubordination aims, this textbook is truly a collective undertaking in praxis toward equal justice for all.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781628102048
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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The Development of Political Institutions

Federico Ferrara

Human motivation and historical influence in political development

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  • ISBN: 9780472132836
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Foreign Investment Law including Investor-State Arbitrations in a Nutshell

Ralph H. Folsom

Home country investors merge or acquire existing businesses or establish new companies in host countries. Investors purchase stocks and bonds on foreign exchanges, and sometimes foreign sovereign debt. The number of transactions and sums involved are staggering. Unlike international trade law governed significantly by the World Trade Organization, no uniform body of foreign investment law exists. Hence foreign investment law is predominantly national, occasionally regional, in character. There are many intriguing variations on foreign investment law around the world.Foreign Investment Law including Investor-State Arbitrations in a Nutshell, 3d reviews the law, practice, regulation and dispute settlement of foreign investment. Following the Nutshell tradition, citations are minimized creating a book that reads easily. Students, academics, lawyers, government officials and people in business will find it useful.This Nutshell introduces foreign investment entry and operational control patterns, investment-related technology transfers, and expropriation issues. It also explores the multitude of bilateral investment treaties (BITs). Investment regimes under free trade agreements (FTAs) are considered, with special attention to the dynamic rules of NAFTA 1994 and its USMCA 2020 successor. Controversial foreign investor-host state arbitration awards and systems are closely examined. Investing in China, Europe and North America are presented as "case studies".

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  • ISBN: 9780314905444
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Key Aspects of Law Reform

Anne Wade

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  • ISBN: 9781774690130
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Multiculturalism, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Marko Nikolić

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  • ISBN: 9781774690192
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Innovation and the Transformation of Consumer Law

Anne Wade

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  • ISBN: 9781774691243
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Handbook of Family Law and Policy

Marko Nikolić

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  • ISBN: 9781774691670
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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International Injustice

George Szamuely

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  • ISBN: 9781680537703
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Federal Public Land and Resources Law

George C. Coggins

This casebook is the authoritative introduction to public land and resources law. The eighth edition is completely updated, including thorough revisions of all chapters, considerable streamlining, and many new principal cases. The new edition increases emphasis on climate change, renewable energy, social justice (especially as it relates to Native Americans), Alaskan public lands, and other topics of contemporary interest. Professor Fischman's website law.indiana.edu/publicland/ uses the casebook outline to post new developments and supplemental materials. Readers will find there a rich assortment of supplemental materials such as maps and links to administrative records that can serve as research guides for students preparing papers.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781684672400
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Business Associations

William A. Klein

With the prior edition of this concise, up-to-date casebook having been adopted at over 100 law schools, the eleventh edition preserves the authors' tradition of providing a comprehensive overview of agency, partnership, and corporation law. It also continues to emphasize five basic editorial principles:Cases edited ruthlessly to produce a readable and concise result.Facts matter, so they are included in all their potential ambiguity.Bring a planner's perspective to the table through extensive use of transactionally-oriented problems.It's a casebook not a treatise. No long, stultifying textual passages. Provide the cases and let the individual teacher use them as he or she sees fit.Try to find cases that are fun to teach. Great facts or a clever analysis are always given first priority in case selection.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781684673346
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Blockchain Technologies and Applications for Digital Governance

Pradeep Nijalingappa

Since its inception, blockchain has evolved to become a crucial trending technology that massively impacts the fast-paced digital world. It has been a game-changing technology that is underpinned with cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Bitcoin that eventually closed the doors for hacking activities. As blockchain is utilized across areas such as banking, voting, finance, healthcare, and manufacturing, it is important to examine the current trends, difficulties, opportunities, and future directions in order to utilize its full potential. Blockchain Technologies and Applications for Digital Governance addresses the impacts and future trends of blockchain, particularly for digital governance, and demonstrates the applications of blockchain in digital governance using case studies. Covering a range of topics from cybersecurity to real estate tokenization, it is ideal for industry professionals, researchers, academicians, instructors, practitioners, and students.

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  • ISBN: 9781799884934
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Treaty Series 3039 (English/French Edition)

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9789219009950
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Advancements in Global Cyber Security Laws and Regulations

Shahid M. Shahidullah

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781799845850
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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