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."

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642429947
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Sum and Substance Audio on Constitutional Law

Mary M. Cheh

Sum & Substance Audio Series allows you to assimilate the essentials of the course at your convenience – listen while working, commuting, exercising or just relaxing. The information and ideas you struggled with previously are now brought to life simply and succinctly. The Audio provides Quick Reference Indexing, allowing you to quickly locate every topic in the entire recording. Also provided are exam tips to maximize your performance and Lifetime guarantee. These Audios are time saving, convenient and effective.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • ISBN: 9781647080952
  • Publication Date: Jan 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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White Collar Crime in a Nutshell

Ellen S. Podgor

This text provides a broad overview of white collar crime, including procedural and evidentiary issues. It covers specific offenses such as mail and bank fraud, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, bribery, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and computer crimes. It covers procedural topics such as those related to grand jury and administrative agency investigations, self-incrimination, and parallel proceedings. Also discussed are punishment and sanctions for white collar crimes.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647082864
  • 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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The Law and Legal System of the United States

Thomas J. Schoenbaum

Intended for non-lawyers, non-U.S. lawyers and students, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as U.S. law students and professionals, this book is designed as a flexible, modular tool to provide a unique and comprehensive introduction to the legal system and law of the United States through succinct and cogent notes as well as excerpts from both famous cases and recent cases. The second edition of this book provides an easy to understand yet comprehensive survey of American law. This edition presents five different perspectives on the law:(1) Historical perspective;(2) Public Law perspectives;(3) Private Law perspectives;(4) Process and Procedure;(5) Legal reasoning and jurisprudenceThe reader may emphasize any or all of these perspectives and select among the autonomous and modular sections or chapters to cover, providing for a variety of syllabi and approaches from this book. The book also features problems and exercises among the materials to facilitate learning and further allow teachers to shape instruction they way they see fit.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647084189
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Energy Law and Policy

Lincoln L. Davies

Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase.This casebook serves as a guide to energy law and policy for students who seek to practice in the field and anyone interested in better understanding this critical area of law. It introduces the key federal, state, and local government actors shaping energy issues and explores the multi-jurisdictional approach to energy regulation pervasive in the United States.The book explains the foundations of the laws and policies governing energy extraction, use, markets, and disposal. It covers how we make energy from renewable and non-renewable resources and examines the future of the energy sector in light of new technologies, market trends, emerging risks, and the need for greater equality. The authors use a systemic approach that allows for a deeper exploration of the linkages between the resources, technologies, law, policy, and markets that make up our core energy systems, including electricity and transportation.Energy Law and Policy contains cases, sample statutes and regulations, and pertinent excerpts from experts. These policy-oriented, often empirical materials offer the necessary building blocks for a public law course, particularly one covering a rapidly transitioning field. The book is organized into three parts that introduce students to the fundamental aspects of the energy sector, energy law, and the most pressing energy topics of the 21st century.The third edition expands and deepens coverage in important ways:Updated treatment of state and federal policy initiatives such as community solar, 100% clean energy laws, energy transition and energy markets.An entirely new chapter on how climate change risks and initiatives are shaping the energy sector, including domestic and international net zero energy goals and widespread adoption of electric vehicles.Integration of energy and environmental justice concerns throughout the book.Expanded discussion of energy leasing and extraction on private and federal lands, including solar, geothermal, and onshore and offshore wind energy, and the critical role of energy efficiency.In-depth coverage of new energy-related executive orders, regulations, and policy shifts since the start of the Biden Administration.Enhanced attention to controversial energy transport projects, including oil and natural gas pipelines, fossil fuel export terminals, and long-distance electric transmission lines.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647084301
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases

Andre A Moenssens

This text is the eighth edition of an authoritative work that has defined and shaped the legal analysis of scientific evidence for four decades. A single source and definitive reference for law students, scholars, practicing attorneys, and judges, it covers the critical topics in the law and the scientific disciplines most frequently encountered in the courtroom. It explains established capabilities and existing limitations of forensic science methodologies, as well as controversial and emerging issues in both the forensic science community and the legal system. For each discipline, the standards and qualifications of experts are presented along with evidentiary issues and admissibility challenges.This practical resource begins with an overview of admissibility standards for scientific evidence and expert testimony and considerations for selecting and working with experts. It covers the legal principles relevant to demonstrative exhibits used by expert witnesses in connection with scientific evidence. Drawing upon extensive case references and current research articles, the book includes such topics and disciplines as fingerprint evidence, firearm and toolmark evidence, forensic document examination, fire scene and explosives investigation, trace evidence, vehicle investigations, digital forensics, forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, forensic biology and DNA analysis, controlled substances analysis, and forensic psychiatry and psychology.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647084646
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Computer Crime Law

Orin S. Kerr

No area of criminal law and procedure is undergoing more dramatic change, and more exciting developments, than computer crime law. The fifth edition of Kerr's popular text has the latest cutting-edge material, including many updates since the fourth edition in 2017. New cases and materials address the Supreme Court's recent decisions in Van Buren v. United States and Carpenter v. United States; new statutes such as the Cloud Act and state laws on nonconsensual pornography; and the latest lower court circuit splits on compelled decryption, the border search exception, private searches of computers, and e-mail scanning. The chapters on computer misuse, the Fourth Amendment, and international evidence collection have been substantially rewritten and reorganized to reflect the latest case law.The book covers every aspect of criminal law in the digital age, and it is presented in an engaging and accessible style. Topics range from computer fraud laws and international computer crimes to Internet surveillance laws and the Fourth Amendment. It is part traditional casebook, part treatise. It both straightforwardly explains the law and presents many exciting and new questions of law that courts are only now beginning to consider. The book is ideally suited either for a 3-credit course or a 2-credit seminar. It will appeal both to criminal law professors and those interested in cyberlaw or law and technology. No advanced knowledge of computers and the Internet is required or assumed.Computer crime law has become an increasingly important area of criminal practice, and this book provides the ideal introduction to the field. Many U.S. Attorney's Offices have dedicated computer crime units, as have many state Attorney General offices. Any student with a background in this emerging area of law will have a leg up on the competition. Students will also find the book easy and fun to read, while professors will appreciate the accessible introduction to an important new field with many open questions for legal scholars.The materials are authored by Orin Kerr, of UC Berkeley Law School, who is widely recognized as the leading academic authority on the law of computer crime.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647084790
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Successful Legal Analysis and Writing

Christopher D. Soper

This work is a practical legal analysis and writing handbook. Designed for first-year students, it is also a valuable refresher text for more advanced students, and for practitioners. This easy-to-read book features fundamental advice on how to communicate written and oral legal analysis from a problem-solving perspective. It features illustrative examples and templates. The fifth edition includes additional examples and models, and appendices with practice exercises and sample answers, all created in collaboration between one author with recent practice experience and one who has been teaching for over twenty years. It also incorporates professional ethical and technological considerations throughout, while providing learning objectives for each chapter.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647085155
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Principles of International Business Transactions

Ralph H. Folsom

The Fifth Edition of Principles of International Business Transactions provides a more comprehensive examination of the law relevant to the subject matter and detailed citations to caselaw and other supporting authorities. It can be used by courts and legal practitioners as a resource for research and analysis, as well as by students and professors as a supplement for any international business law course. It tracks the authors' popular problem-oriented coursebook, International Business Transactions. Coverage moves sequentially from structuring international sales transactions to international sales law and letters of credit to regulation of international trade to transfers of technology to foreign investment to international business dispute settlement.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647085667
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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