A Short & Happy Guide to Property

Paula A. Franzese

This book takes difficult subject matter and makes it accessible and easy to remember. Professor Paula Franzese, a nationally renowned teacher and scholar, sets forth understandable techniques for mastering estates in land and future interests (including the dreaded rule against perpetuities), concurrent estates, landlord-tenant law, servitudes, land transactions, the recording system, zoning, and eminent domain and includes, in this expanded Third Edition, added treatment of adverse possession, homeowners' associations, common interest communities, future interests, the rule of capture, and the law of finders. Learn from this ten-time recipient of the Professor of the Year Award and become a property connoisseur!

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636592879
  • Publication Date: Feb 2022
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MBEs for the MBE

O.J. Salinas

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) heavily influences whether you pass the bar exam. But studying for the MBE can be a daunting challenge. There's just so much law to learn and review and, often, not enough time to make you feel comfortable and confident in your test preparation. This creative and easy-to-read book provides valuable tools to help you study for the MBE more effectively and efficiently. It also provides access to AdaptiBar® questions and answers so that you have multiple opportunities to practice recalling and applying the substantive law throughout your bar preparation.This book delivers on its title. A large part of the book includes summaries (or "Blueprints") of the seven substantive areas of law tested on the MBE: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law/Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Property and Torts. The Blueprints are included at the beginning of each chapter for each substantive area of law. Within each chapter are memorization strategies and techniques (or "Mnemonics") to help you better categorize and recall the immense amount of black letter law tested on the MBE. Each chapter also has separated, highlighted rules and tips for the commonly tested subtopics on the MBE, and each highlighted rule is listed in the book's appendix as a short review of the substantive law. Each chapter also includes AdaptiBar® questions and answers (or "Examples")—in the text and on an online platform—where you can practice answering multiple-choice questions and assess and reinforce your understanding of the substantive law covered in the book.With over 500 highlighted rules, numerous mnemonics, and 150 practice questions, this book is an excellent resource for anyone reviewing the substantive law tested on the MBE. This book can be a stand-alone textbook for a bar preparation course focused on the MBE. It can also be used as a supplement to traditional bar vendor materials. Lastly, as usefully described in Chapter 2, this book can be used by 1Ls as a supplement to their law studies. So, this book can help you transition to the study of law, and it can help you pass the law licensing exam!

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636593425
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Domestic Relations, Cases and Materials

Walter Wadlington

The Ninth Edition continues to incorporate judicial opinions from state, federal, and international courts that illustrate the evolution and dynamism of domestic relations with compelling factual scenarios that illustrate both statutory and common law. Specifically, the casebook utilizes the newly revised Uniform Parentage Act, the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, and other newly enacted statutes pertaining to domestic violence, joint physical custody, and assisted reproductive technology.There are multiple Problems spread throughout the chapters, drawn from actual state and federal judicial opinions, which test student understanding and illustrate the real-life consequences of the legal issues being discussed. And the casebook has been streamlined to provide a logical and concise progression of material, from nonmarital cohabitation to adoption of adults. This logical sequencing permits the book to be used for two, three or four credit courses, especially since there is a statutory supplement offering a more complete view of the ways that statutes affect family law in today's America. Among the topics addressed are:Nonmarital Cohabitation: including enforcement of agreements or judicial distribution of assets and remuneration for servicesFree Exercise Challenges: including privacy rights, school vouchers, and medical treatmentsPremarital and Marital Contracting: including proper execution and subsequent enforcementAssisted Reproductive Technology: including surrogacy agreements, posthumous conception, and embryo distribution at divorceMarriage: including common law, proxy, and the rationale for a state's insistence of marital formalitiesDivorce: including grounds and defenses and the factors necessary to achieve a proper domicileMarital Property and Spousal Support: including definition of what constitutes property and temporary and permanent supportChild Support: including state guidelines, effect of joint physical custody, and federal efforts to recover lost supportChild Custody and Visitation: including parenting plans, allocation arrangements, best interest of child, and modification of custody arrangementsTermination of Parental Rights: including Constitutional guarantees, predictive termination, and entitlement to civil representationAdoption of Minor and Adults: including civil responsibility of adoption agencies and transnational adoptions

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636594156
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Principles of Evidence

Daniel J. Capra

This text examines all topics typically covered in a three- or four-hour course in evidence. Emphasis is on the Federal Rules of Evidence, now adopted in most states. The work is concise but complete. Should the reader desire additional material, ample footnotes provide easy access to leading cases, articles, and standard reference works. This volume contains dozens of illustrations, with answers, designed to make the rules come to life. The ninth edition contains the restyled rules and all the new developments on the Confrontation clause, and covers recent amendments, including those taking effect in 2019 and the 2020 amendment of Rule 404(b). Dan Capra is the reporter, Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence, and Stephen Saltzburg served as a consultant.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636594606
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Tax Policy in a Nutshell

Christopher H. Hanna

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636598727
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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International Environmental Law and Policy

David Hunter

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781640208780
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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June 2020 Supplement to North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Criminal Cases

Shea Riggsbee Denning

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642380019
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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June 2020 Supplement to North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Civil Cases

Shea Riggsbee Denning

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642380026
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Criminal Cases, 2020 Edition

Shea Riggsbee Denning

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781642380132
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Budgeting in North Carolina Local Governments

Whitney Afonso

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642380217
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Criminal Cases, 2021 Edition

Shea Riggsbee Denning

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781642380439
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Impeccable Research

Mark K. Osbeck

Unlike conventional legal research books that limit their focus to teaching students how to find and use the various sources of law, this book stresses a systematic, practice-oriented approach to acquiring legal-research skills. It presents a simple yet highly effective research strategy that helps students efficiently solve the types of complex legal-research problems they can expect to encounter in the workplace. In addition, the book includes a section on the various primary and secondary sources of law, and how best to find and use them, as well as a section containing tips for summer interns and associates, and a Trouble-Shooting Guide to help students overcome the occasional obstacles that may crop up in their research projects. The book also includes a detailed Research Checklist for students to use before turning in their work. For these reasons, the book makes an ideal stand-alone text for the first-year legal-research class, as well as an excellent supplementary text for advanced legal-research classes.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642427967
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Beyond the Rules

Catherine Gage O'Grady

This concise book brings behavioral insights to the wide array of topics commonly taught in the required professional responsibility course, including admission to the practice of law, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, representing entities, prosecutorial and criminal defense ethics, litigation and negotiation ethics, legal billing, and managerial and subordinate responsibilities. Behavioral legal ethics relies on empirical research to explore how lawyers actually make ethical decisions in context, rather than how they predict they would decide an ethical dilemma. This approach complements the law of lawyering by seeking to understand how various psychological factors and situational pressures explain and influence decision-making and resulting ethical (or unethical) action. Each chapter explores findings from behavioral science that pertain to ethical decision-making such as motivated reasoning, confirmation bias and other cognitive biases, fast thinking, the fundamental attribution error, wrongful obedience, conformity, moral disengagement, and much more. In addition, each chapter contains relevant case studies and reflection questions to deepen and cement students' understanding of the role of behavioral legal ethics in professional responsibility. Finally, the book offers ideas for individual attorneys and legal organizations to improve ethical decision-making.The book can be used as a stand-alone text in a required professional responsibility course, along with the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and select cases and materials, or it can be used as a supplement to a professional responsibility casebook. In addition, the book can be used in advanced legal ethics courses. The authors, both scholars in the field of behavioral legal ethics, are professional responsibility professors who have incorporated behavioral legal ethics into their own classrooms. They have found that students enjoy studying and discussing behavioral insights, and that integrating a behavioral focus to the study of legal ethics helps students better understand the ethical doctrines, policy, and context that underlie the law of lawyering and the ABA Model Rules. A sampling of student testimonials include:"I found the psychology of legal ethics extremely helpful. It really allowed me to focus in on the issues I know I will be challenged with when I enter the legal profession.""I liked how the course was not just putting the rule on the board and going over it, which I have heard some professors do. I liked looking at the rules through a behavioral science lens.""I appreciated the unique take from the behavioral sciences side.""It is kind of hard to imagine studying ethics without any mention of the psychological issues at this point."

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642429947
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Texas People's Court

Mark Dunn

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781623499785
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Other Selected Standards, 2022 Edition

Thomas D. Morgan

Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase.Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility provides key materials in one of the most dynamic fields in American law. As ethics lawyers sometimes say: The questions remain the same but the answers keep changing. This volume collects the most up-to-date and important standards that govern judicial and legal ethics, including:ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct California Rules of Professional Conduct and selected lawyer regulatory statutesNew York Rules of Professional ConductRestatement (Third): The Law Governing LawyersRelevant Federal Statutes and Rules Applicable to LawyersABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct California Code of Judicial EthicsCode of Conduct for United States JudgesSelected Federal Statutes Applicable to Federal JudgesThis 2022 Supplement reflects changes in lawyer professional standards through August 2021. It also contains the Utah Supreme Court's much-anticipated and recently-amended "Regulatory Sandbox Order," which creates a system for testing and authorizing new ways to deliver legal services, and an expanded version of the Arizona Supreme Court's 2020 Rule permitting Alternative Business Structures.Finally, this Supplement contains a sophisticated analysis of the rules requiring or permitting disclosure of client misconduct, prepared by the Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society (ALAS) and intended to help lawyers, professors and students take a deep dive into this complex topic and appreciate the variety of state approaches to the issues raised.Students, faculty, the practicing bar, and judges will find this book to be essential for examination of professional responsibility issues they confront daily and are even more likely to face in the future.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647089085
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law in a Nutshell

Ruth Colker

This Nutshell presents a very timely overview of legal topics relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and the law. Topics covered include: regulation of sexuality, gender identity and expression, parenthood, marriage, United States military, nondiscrimination statutes and ordinances, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and religious freedom. Discussion includes developments at the federal, state and local level. Statutes discussed include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX; the Fair Housing Act; the Affordable Care Act; Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Defense of Marriage Act, as well as some of the anti-LGBT rights measures that have been adopted in various states.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647089702
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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International Injustice

George Szamuely

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781680537703
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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The Age of Foolishness

James Allan

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781680537871
  • Publication Date: Feb 2022
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Criminal Law

Adam M. Gershowitz

The eleventh edition of this casebook modernizes and streamlines the materials to focus more effectively on the study of criminal law. The new edition carves out a separate chapter on self-defense, defense of property, and defense of others, while otherwise maintaining the structure of the book from prior editions. Multiple chapters have been reworked to eliminate older cases and notes to make the book more accessible to both teachers and students. The eleventh edition also maintains the unique chapters on drug possession, drug distribution, drunk driving, and texting while driving that were added to the tenth edition. These core subjects are addressed in greater detail in this casebook than any other criminal law textbook. The authors have also updated the introductory materials to provide students with the most current picture and statistics about what is really happening in the American criminal justice system.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647081126
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Principles of Remedies Law

Russell L. Weaver

This book is written in a student-friendly style designed to facilitate learning and comprehension. In addition the book is up-to-date and contains the latest decisions from the United States Supreme Court and the lower federal and state courts.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647084080
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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