A Short & Happy Guide to the Rule

Donald H. Gjerdingen

Most students view the Rule against Perpetuities as the most difficult rule in law school. Moreover, the Rule is still covered on MBE for Property and MEE for Wills and Trusts and yet few student-centered resources exist. The Little Book on Perpetuities fills this gap. An ideal subject for self-study, this guide covers all key parts of the Rule, including problems for self-testing. It presents the Rule in its historical context but in a fun, engaging, and accessible way that is simple and clear for students to use. It can be used for Property classes, as well as Wills & Trusts and can supplement a casebook or be used as a separate, self-continued unit. Coverage includes: the common-law Rule and all the famous classics traps; modern statutory reforms, including the new generations-based rule by the Restatement Third of Property; recent efforts by some states to abolish the Rule; and the history and policies of the Rule.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647085148
  • Publication Date: Nov 2021
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Fragile Dreams

John Abley Gould

A highly readable account of Central Europe’s experience after communism

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780472075041
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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The Causes of Post-Mobilization Leadership Change and Continuity

Vasili Rukhadze

Large, fragmented coalitions disintegrate

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780472132652
  • Publication Date: Aug 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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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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Laws of the Creek Nation

Sarah Deer

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780820360997
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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The Changing Legal Orders in Hong Kong and Mainland China

Albert H.Y. Chen

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9789629374501
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Constitutional Law and Human Rights in Hong Kong - A Sourcebook

Guobin Zhu

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9789629376154
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Entertainment Law in a Nutshell

Sherri L. Burr

This compact reference gives a big picture overview of the intellectual property, contract, publicity, estate planning, and First Amendment issues that contribute to the field of entertainment law. Professor Burr also addresses specific legal issues that arise in the film, music, and television industries, including discussion of the rise of "reality" television. This Nutshell is ideal as a secondary text to accompany any entertainment law casebook, as the primary text for a seminar, or as background information for someone requiring an overview.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636590837
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Accounting for Lawyers

Matthew J. Barrett

This sixth edition of the most widely adopted text in the field continues to introduce law students with no accounting background to financial statements and the ways that accounting concepts and issues arise in transactional work and litigation. Designed for either two- or three-hour courses, this text uses a "learn by doing" approach, including:Illustrative financial statements from Starbucks Corporation; and Multiple problems using the financial statements from Amazon.com, Inc., Google Inc., and United Parcel Service, Inc.The first section of each chapter, entitled "Importance to Lawyers," explains how the topics discussed in that chapter affect the practice of law. The text empowers students:To work backwards through the bookkeeping process and, when necessary, to trace an amount that appears on the financial statements through the accounting records to the ledgers, journals, and supporting documentation;To negotiate agreements or other legal documents containing accounting terminology or concepts;To recognize "red flags" that suggest financial difficulties--or even financial fraud; andTo understand--and, when necessary, defend against--the opportunities to obtain accounting-related information about an underlying lawsuit and then to use that information during litigation.The sixth edition incorporates numerous developments since the fifth edition, most significantly discussions about the new generally accepted accounting principles governing revenue recognition, lease accounting, and credit losses. Often collectively referred to as "new GAAP," these rules mark the most significant changes to financial accounting in at least a generation. The sixth edition also identifies and discusses various financial accounting issues that lawyers should keep in mind during the pandemic and its aftermath.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636591056
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Constitutional Law

Jonathan D. Varat

This Concise Edition of the casebook is a compact, easy-to-wield book that focuses on the text of Supreme Court opinions and other primary documents. It is considerably shorter than previous Concise Editions because the authors have omitted First Amendment topics on the grounds that teachers and students of those ever-expanding materials (most often taught in separate courses) would be better served by the more comprehensive coverage in the unabridged edition. Like the unabridged edition, however, it continues to provide as much of the raw decisional, statutory and historical note material as is practical to allow teachers the latitude to structure courses in their own ways and to encourage students to formulate their own generalizations directly from the materials. It concentrates on the role of the federal judiciary, separation of powers, federalism, and the Reconstruction Amendments, including all aspects of due process, equal protection, and congressional powers to enforce them.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636592664
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Statutory Supplement to Legal Protection for the Individual Employee

Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt

This statutory supplement is designed to accompany the main casebook. It contains current copies of all major federal labor and employment laws, representative examples of all major state employment laws, and statistics on the current level of workers' compensation benefits in the various states. It also contains copies of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636592992
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Law and the Visible

Austin Sarat

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781625345868
  • Publication Date: Aug 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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International Intellectual Property

Daniel C.K. Chow

This new edition of the book is updated with the latest developments in the WTO, including the controversies created by the U.S. blocking of appointments of members to the Appellate Body and the U.S. trade war with China, the resulting concern over the WTO's future and possible existential crisis, the proposed temporary waiver to TRIPS obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Appellate Body's decision in the dispute over Australia's plain packaging requirement. The new edition also adds significant new cases and controversies from the U.S., EU., and other countries, including:comprehensive discussion of Article 17 of the EU Directive on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market,India's first grant of a compulsory license to a patented drug,the EU's revocation of the EU trade mark for the shape of the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO,the UK's rejection of trade mark protection for "Nosecco," andthe challenges businesses face in combating counterfeit products sold online in China.This edition remains concise and retains the features of the first that made it popular: clear expositions of the law and many short, practical, and straightforward problems that liven class discussions and draw home the lessons to the students. The casebook contains many excerpts of major international intellectual property treaties and can be used without the Documents Supplement. Students who wish to have the full text of the treaties can supplement their study with the comprehensive Documents Supplement.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781684678426
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Criminal Procedure

Russell L. Weaver

This state-of the-art casebook is both easy and fun to use. It is designed to give you the basis for an enjoyable, comprehensive learning experience for your students, providing you with the sort of piquing materials that should prompt interested and insightful classroom discussion. The focus here is on teachability, rather than encyclopedic coverage of the field. The classic Supreme Court opinions are included, as well as numerous problem-style hypotheticals that are based on the facts of cutting-edge lower court rulings. The casebook also uses text boxes inside the judicial opinions to pose questions for class discussion, provide practice pointers, and share useful links to information about the history and impact of the decisions. This mixed presentation of traditional doctrines and debates about current legal issues allows your students to hone their analytical skills, as they learn to construct the arguments of today's prosecutors and defense counsel in criminal procedure litigation.As with other books in the Interactive Casebook series, an accompanying electronic version allows students immediate access to the full text of cited cases, statutes, articles, and other materials in the Westlaw database.This book includes chapters 3, and 9-23 of the main volume.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684678815
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Constitutional Law

Gregory E. Maggs

This edition of the casebook is designed specifically for use by undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in Constitutional Law but who are not law students. The casebook differs from many other textbooks aimed at this audience because it enables students to read the Supreme Court's decisions rather than just reading about them. To make this possible, the casebook defines legal terms, explains court procedures, and provides other background information that would be unfamiliar to non-law students. In writing the book, the authors have strived to make constitutional law easily teachable and readily accessible. They have selected the cases very carefully and provided extensive excerpts of the opinions so that students get a good sense of the Court's reasoning. Text boxes call the students' attention to important aspects of each opinion, and the book is filled with introductions, points for discussion, hypotheticals, and executive summaries. The authors present a diversity of views on every subject, and, reflecting some of their own disagreements, the authors have written point-counterpoint discussions on many disputed questions.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636598239
  • Publication Date: Aug 2021
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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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