Business Sustainability

Zabihollah Rezaee

This book examines the crucial role of investors both retail and institutional investors and interment managers, the corporate board of directors and management in collaborating to achieve financial ESP and nonfinancial ESG sustainability performance in creating shared value for all stakeholders. This book also highlights how people, business and resources collaborate in achieving sustainability performance of creating shared value for all stakeholders. Anyone who is involved with business sustainability and corporate governance will be interested in this book.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781637421017
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Criminal Practice

Ingrid Eagly

Criminal practice demands of new advocates a daunting array of skills. They must be interviewers, investigators, counselors, researchers, scribes, planners, negotiators, ethicists, strategists, and courtroom protectors of truth, justice, and the oppressed. Mastering these many skills takes time, a luxury the system too rarely affords. Here between two covers is a wise and readable guide to all facets of a new advocate's role. More than a trial-practice manual, this handbook looks beneath a lawyer's public duties to the preparation and planning that lead to courtroom success. And it gives both prosecutors and defenders an insider's view of their counterparts' roles, lending insights that build both effectiveness and mutual respect.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781640201439
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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The Law of Employment

Samuel Estreicher

This textbook is a one-volume treatment of the basic analytical structure and legal policy issues informing U.S. employment law. The full range of the subject matter is examined with chapters on defining who are employees (as opposed to independent contractors); employment contracts; employment torts; workplace privacy; post-termination restraints and workplace intellectual property issues; employee benefits; wage-hour laws; occupational safety; workers' compensation; and unemployment compensation.Introductory chapters are also included on the economic analysis of employment regulation, employment discrimination, union organization, and collective bargaining laws. The book is designed as a complement for all leading casebooks on employment law, in that it approaches the issues in a comprehensive manner that will enable the student to understand how these laws interact in particular cases. Unlike other employment law treatises, this book moves well beyond the descriptive to empower the student in tackling difficult analytical and policy issues in the field.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642427059
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Federal Securities Laws

John C. Coffee Jr.

This volume serves as a federal securities laws supplement, providing selected statutes, rules, and forms. It is the most complete supplement available and is regularly updated and revised. Contents include the Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Investment Company Act of 1940, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, SEC Rules of Practice, and related federal laws. It contains many changes from the prior year's version, including:Amendments to Regulation A;Amendments to Regulation C;Amendments to Regulation S–K;Amendments to Regulation S–X;Amendments to Regulation S–T;Amendments to Regulation 12B;Amendments to Regulation 14A;Amendments to Regulation NMS;New Securities Act Rule 163B allowing issuer communications with certain investors prior to or following the filing of a registration statement;New Securities Act Rule 13–01 and Rule 13–02 regarding financial disclosure requirements for certain guarantors and issuers of guaranteed securities;New Exchange Act Rule 15Fi–3 and Rule 15Fi–4 regarding risk mitigation techniques for security based swap portfolios; and Rule 15Fi–5 regarding security-based swap trading relationship documentation;New Exchange Act Rule 18a–5 through Rule 18a–9 regarding recordkeeping and reporting requirements for certain security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants;New Investment Company Act Rule 6c–11 regarding exchange-traded funds;Amendments to various forms.This edition has a cutoff date of November 9, 2020. Certain changes will not be effective until after the cutoff date for this edition; those effective dates are set forth in the accompanying footnotes. The effective date for certain other changes will be determined based on when they are published in the Federal Register. Those effective dates are not yet set as of the cutoff date for this edition. The text for those changes is based on the original SEC-published releases.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647080709
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Federal Courts

Donald L. Doernberg

The Sixth Edition retains the existing structure and interactive features, but now includes multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter, with explanations for each alternative. Chapter 1 includes a fresh emphasis on the distinction between constitutional and prudential standing, a topic about which the Supreme Court has shown recent interest. Several chapters present new significant Supreme Court cases: Chapter 1 (Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc.) (standing), Chapter 3 (Lightfoot v. Cendant Mortgage Co.) (federal-question jurisdiction and sue-and-be-sued clauses), Chapter 4 (Wellness International Network v. Sharif) (bankruptcy courts and Stern). Chapter 5 (Ziglar v. Abbasi) (Bivens claims and new contexts), and Chapter 7 (Sprint Communications Inc. v. Jacobs) (Younger abstention). Chapter 6 contains a lengthy note on Plumhoff v. Rickard (summary judgment and qualified immunity). Finally, the new edition includes updated notes with recent caselaw and new discussion points.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647082215
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Selected Sections, Nonprofit Organizations, Statutes, Regulations and Forms, 2021 Edition

James J. Fishman

You'll find this book to be an invaluable single source for the statutes and regulations relating to nonprofit organizations. Quickly and easily find the primary law you need in this comprehensive resource, conveniently sized to carry with you. Sample forms streamline document preparation; ensure completeness, accuracy, and proper terminology; and act as checklists.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647082741
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Black Letter Outline on Federal Wealth Transfer Taxes

Kevin M. Yamamoto

Black Letter Outlines are designed to help a law student recognize and understand the basic principles and issues of law covered in a law school course. Black Letter Outlines can be used both as a study aid when preparing for classes and as a review of the subject matter when studying for an examination. Each Black Letter Outline is written by experienced law school professors who are recognized national authorities in their subject area.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647082826
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Principles of The European Union Beyond BREXIT

Ralph H. Folsom

This advanced, detailed guide provides a comprehensive review of laws and policies of the European Union, including BREXIT and Beyond. Chapter 1 examines the history and growth of the European Union. Chapters 2 and 3 focus on critical EU processes behind lawmaking and litigation. Chapter 4 examines the free movement of goods, services, capital, and people (including mass migration). Chapter 5 covers a broad selection of internal EU business law regimes ranging from taxation to agriculture. The EU's complex external trade, foreign investment and customs law is analyzed in Chapter 6. Antitrust law and regulation of business agreements are covered in Chapter 7. The Treaty on European Union, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the EU Charter of Fundamental Freedoms, and a summary of the EU-UK 2021 Trade and Cooperation Agreement post BREXIT are reproduced in Appendices.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647083021
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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A Case Study in the Insanity Defense-The Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr.-The Final Act

Richard J. Bonnie

This casebook first presents clinical background and summarizes the history of the insanity defense. The heart of the book features extensive excerpts of testimony from the trial of John W. Hinckley Jr., and draws out the widely contrasting accounts of Hinckley's psychiatric condition, motivations, and legal responsibility at the time of the offense. The text then reviews public reactions to the verdict, poses comments and questions about the trial, and summarizes the legislative reforms of insanity defense that followed the verdict. The book concludes by reviewing the 35-year period of judicial oversight of Hinckley's hospitalization, treatment, outpatient supervision and release.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647083083
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Experiencing Trusts and Estates

Deborah S. Gordon

This textbook takes a learner-centered and experiential approach to trusts and estates law, which makes it well suited to teaching both online and face-to-face. The opening chapters introduce students to key concepts in intergenerational wealth transfer and planning for incapacity and death. The remainder of the book highlights inheritance law concepts from both a forward-looking (planning/drafting) and backward-looking (litigation) perspective.The second edition continues to feature some of the most teachable trusts and estates cases, to focus on issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality, and to offer online student resources. New features of this edition include learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter to help with ABA compliance and student focus, a broad and varied array of formative assessments, a glossary of terms, highlight boxes containing practice notes, connection notes, and language notes, and final chapter take-aways to link topics together. Some examples of assessments include; role playing exercises; drafting client letters and testamentary instruments; writing policy papers, legislation, and judicial opinions; and preparing community and client presentations. Each chapter also features more traditional hypotheticals, fact patterns, and discussion questions, extensive notes designed to help lead students through the major issues, and an appendix of sample documents.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647083700
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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International Law

Jens David Ohlin

Ohlin's casebook is designed to offer a comprehensive treatment of public international law suitable for a one-semester, three-credit introduction to international law—by far the most popular format for teaching international law at a U.S. law school.Important features include:A clear explanation of how the methodology and doctrine of international is different from domestic law.Each chapter begins with a clear explanation of the legal doctrine and precisely highlights the areas where that doctrine is unsettled or contested.Each chapter ends with a conclusion that recaps the main points from the chapter. These bullet points also function as de facto learning objectives for each chapter so that students can assess whether they have mastered the key concepts in that area.Each chapter includes modular Problem Cases in shaded boxes which encourage students to apply the learned doctrine to contemporary controversies. The modular nature of these boxes gives the instructor the freedom to focus on, or skip, these Problem Cases.The second edition features discussion of new cases and events, including the following:Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago (self-determination)Urgenda Foundation v. Netherlands (climate change)Jesner v. Arab Bank (Alien Tort Statute)The Gambia v. Myanmar (standing to sue for genocide)Diplomatic controversy between U.S. and U.K. over the Anne Sacoolas/Harry Dunn car accident (diplomatic immunity)Breakdown of the WTO Appellate BodyExpanded materials on the law of occupationDiscussion of treaties with First Nations

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647084172
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Legal Writing

Kristen Konrad Tiscione

Designed for first-year law students in a legal research and writing course, this comprehensive text is grounded in rhetorical theory but written in accessible prose and a casual tone. The book welcomes students to law school, explains the difference between legal writing and other first-year courses, and suggests how to read cases and prepare for class. It addresses sources of law, hierarchy of authority, the research and writing process, forms of reasoning, and predictive and persuasive writing, with a focus on legal memoranda and appellate briefs. To provide faculty more flexibility in writing assignments, it includes chapters on email, opinion letters, bench memos, demand letters, complaints, motions, and supporting memoranda. Chapters include explanatory text, samples, and explanations of samples, as well as additional suggested reading. Samples throughout the book draw on the same client problem, making it easier for students to understand the differences among writing genres.Chapters on legal writing conventions, grammar and punctuation, figures of speech, and citation format (with references to the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation (6th ed.) and The Bluebook (21st ed.)), provide a "one-stop shop" for students and handy reference material for faculty. Unique chapters on giving oral advice and oral advocacy (including a chapter on public speaking and overcoming the fear of public speaking) complement the writing focus, helping students prepare for class exercises related to writing assignments, such as meeting with clients, reporting to supervisors, and oral argument. Several chapters include exercises with suggested answers in an appendix (e.g., questions on hierarchy of authority, research, legal reasoning, grammar and punctuation, and citation) and checklists for the research and writing process. As part of the Interactive Casebook Series, this book will be available in print or online, with interactive questions at the end of each online chapter for students to test their knowledge. The text is comprehensive enough to be used in an advanced legal writing course or writing seminar as well.About the Author: The author has litigation experience in BigLaw, as well as twenty-six years of teaching experience in the J.D. and LL.M. programs at Georgetown Law. Professor Tiscione has taught first-year legal research and writing; upper level legal writing seminars, including Law and Rhetoric; and Public Speaking for Lawyers. Her scholarship includes books and articles on legal writing in practice, rhetorical theory, law and rhetoric, and legal education. She has also served on the boards of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and Legal Writing Institute (and as President 2018-20) and on the editorial board of the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647084202
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Legal Drafting

George W. Kuney

This text provides a comprehensive and flexible teaching instrument for any course in legal drafting covering contracts, instruments, and legislation. It contains text, examples, and exercises that deal with both contract and statutory drafting - making the text suitable for a general drafting course, or one that focuses on contracts and instruments or on legislation. Most of the chapters have an end-of-the-chapter exercise that tests the student's knowledge of and ability to apply the materials. It also contains further drafting exercises that involve drafting or revising either specific provisions or entire contracts and statutes.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647084325
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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A Short & Happy Guide to Conquering the MBE

Don L. Doernberg

The Multistate Bar Exam is intimidating because it covers a wide array of subjects and because it is all multiple-choice questions. If you feel overwhelmed by all the subjects and the nuances of them and have never liked multiple-choice questions, particularly in law school, then this book is precisely what you need.Practice multiple-choice questions can serve two purposes. The more common is that they allow you to have some sense of how you are doing—an assessment function. The less common but far more useful function is that they provide a structured study method for review of material. Few students use them that way, but those who do reap great rewards.This small volume will show you how to use practice multiple-choice questions to greatest advantage. That involves changing the way you approach those questions. Conquering the MBE gives you a step-by-step process for attacking every multiple-choice question in every MBE subject, with lots of examples. You will discover that most questions offer review of four concepts rather than just one, and they do so on concrete contexts, not in the abstract. You will also discover that when you do this step-by-step review, one answer, and only one answer, is correct.The authors have tutored hundreds of law students in using the method presented. It works.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647088378
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Backstories in the Law

Alan M. Weinberger

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  • ISBN: 9781680538021
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Practicing Bioethics Law

Leslie C. Griffin

Practicing Bioethics Law provides basic readings in the field of bioethics law, including court cases, statutes, administrative regulations, briefs, and law review and other academic articles. The text presents theoretical debates about the latest bioethical subjects as well as practice-based materials that expose students to a wide range of possible bioethics-related careers. The book's companion website provides practice documents, videos, pictures, scientific materials and other information that is too complex to include in a traditional casebook. The authors combined the book and the website so readers could learn more about the practice of bioethics law at the same time they are beginning to understand the theory and content of bioethics law. The second edition includes updated materials on the meaning of informed consent, death and dying, reproductive rights, the ways in which advances in genetics (including CRISPR) affect patent and other rights, genetic editing, and neuroethics, as well as discussions of the ways in which bioethics has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781683288176
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Contract and Related Obligation

Robert S. Summers

This casebook focuses on the rules and principles of contract law, as well as the lawyer's role in planning and drafting contracts. Chapter One traces a contract case from the agreement stage, to a breakdown in the parties' relationship, to a lawsuit, to a decision in the trial court, and finally to the appellate court's opinion. It includes supporting material, including the parties' agreement, a correspondence from the lawyer to the client, the complaint, a motion to dismiss, the answer, the trial judge's charge to the jury, the special verdict form, the trial judge's decision on motions after the verdict, and the appellate court opinion. These materials help students understand where cases come from and lawyers' various roles, including planning, negotiating, counseling, drafting, as well as litigating. Following the introduction, this casebook presents extensive material on the theory and practice of transactional planning and drafting, as well as additional materials from lawyers involved in the cases.The Eighth Edition offers comprehensive coverage of contract law theories of obligation, including bargain, promissory estoppel, unjust enrichment, and tort arising in the contract setting. This edition includes new cases and secondary sources on developing issues of contract law. In particular, the casebook introduces several new readings on electronic contracts, algorithmic contracting, and the relationship of contracting to public health. Many of the secondary readings have been condensed and summarized, and the overall book has been streamlined. The casebook retains its strength in traditional subjects such as good faith, parol evidence, gap filling, conditional obligation, and breach, but the Eighth Edition contains fewer pages (and one less chapter) than earlier editions and is suitable for a 4, 5 or 6 hour course.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781684670154
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Art Law in a Nutshell

Leonard D. DuBoff

Art Law in a Nutshell presents an overview of the legal issues concerning art. It covers the definition of art, and the theft and movement of art in wartime and peacetime. It examines the business of art for artists, dealers, museums, and collectors, including art as an investment, auctions, authentication, insurance, tax issues for artists and collectors, working artist issues, and aid to the arts. It also explains the intellectual property issues of copyright, trademark, moral rights and economic rights, right of publicity, and First Amendment freedom of expression rights. The latest introduction was written by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge who actually wrote at least one of the opinions discussed in the book.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684673278
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Civil Procedure

A. Benjamin Spencer

The 6th Edition of Civil Procedure: A Contemporary Approach is designed to provide a clear and actively engaging presentation of civil procedure in a manner that enables both students and professors to assess learning success throughout the course.The Sixth Edition fully incorporates all amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure through December 1, 2020, as well as a few case law developments since the 2018 publication date of the Fifth Edition.Particularly noteworthy new cases that are included in this edition are the Supreme Court's recent decisions pertaining to arbitration: Lamps Plus, Inc v. Varela, 139 S. Ct. 1407 (2019) (courts may not infer from an ambiguous agreement that parties have consented to class arbitration); New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, 139 S. Ct. 532 (2019) (applicability of FAA's overage exclusion to be determined by court not arbitrator); Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc., 139 S. Ct. 524 (2019) (courts may not determine arbitrability if that decision has been delegated to the arbitrator under the agreement); and Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1612 (2018) (FAA savings clause does not permit invocation of arbitration-specific defenses; NLRA does not provide basis for outlawing class action waivers in the labor dispute context).Developments in the class action area are included as well, including coverage of the 2018 amendments to Rule 23 as well as Supreme Court decisions in Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert, 139 S. Ct. 710 (2019) (Rule 23(f)'s 14-day deadline for appeal is not jurisdictional and is not subject to equitable tolling), and China Agritech v. Resh, 138 S. Ct. 1800 (2018) (no tolling of statute of limitations periods for putative class representatives who wait until the expiration of the limitations period to file class claims).Finally, this edition discusses recent developments with respect to personal jurisdiction jurisprudence, covering the emerging issue of personal jurisdiction over the claims of absent class members who lack any connection with the forum state, and the appropriate standard courts should use for determining whether a claim arises out of or relates to contacts with the forum state for purposes of specific jurisdiction. Both issues were before the Supreme Court at the time of publication of the Sixth Edition and will likely have been resolved by the time this edition is published.This edition, like the one that preceded it, integrates references to online assessment tools in the CasebookPlus™ platform. These consist of a bank of 300 multiple-choice questions that provide comprehensive assessment of the topics covered in this book, with detailed feedback consisting of explanations for both correct and incorrect responses. This feature provides an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the material actively as the course progresses and permits students and professors to determine the extent to which the material is being learned. The bank of questions also serve as excellent preparation for the civil procedure component of the Multistate Bar Exam.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781684675494
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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A Short & Happy Guide to Employment Discrimination

Ann C. Juliano

If the phrase "in other words" is your favorite part of class, then this is the book for you. This book takes the complicated subject of Employment Discrimination and breaks it down to easily understood pieces. The Big Three statutes! The theories of liability! Defenses! Remedies! Procedures! It's all here with a summary at the end of each section and a comparison of the different theories of liability. You'll be a happier student by the end of the book.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684677092
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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