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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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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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: Sep 2021
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Statute, Form, and Problem Supplement to Real Estate Transactions

Gerald Korngold

This statute and problem supplement contains all of the key provisions to real estate transactions in a form convenient for student use.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642423051
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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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: Sep 2021
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Documents Supplement to Accompany International Intellectual Property, Problems, Cases, and Materials

Daniel C.K. Chow

This Supplement accompanies Chow and Lee's International Intellectual Property: Problems, Cases, and Materials. The new edition includes recent amendments and lists of members to the major international intellectual property agreements, European Patent Convention, and directives of the European Union.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636590509
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Gilbert Law Summary on Criminal Procedure

Paul Marcus

A criminal procedure outline that highlights all of the key criminal procedure decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format that includes check lists, visual aids, and practice exam questions (and answers) — both essay and short answer.Topics covered include: Fourth Amendment search and seizure — including arrests and other detentions; the exclusionary rule; confessions — including the rules established by Miranda v. Arizona and the Fifth Amendment privilege against compelled self-incrimination; and a discussion of trial rights — such as the right to a speedy trial, the right to trial by jury, and the right to counsel. The outline also discusses bail, the government's "Brady" obligations to disclose exculpatory evidence, the burden of proof, guilty pleas, sentencing, the death penalty, ex post facto issues, appellate rights, habeas corpus, prisoners' rights, double jeopardy, and juvenile offenders.The outline is an effective supplement to all criminal procedure textbooks, and standing alone provides a sound overview of all major constitutional criminal procedure issues.

  • Imprint: Gilbert
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636590943
  • Publication Date: Sep 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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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: Oct 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: Oct 2021
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Introduction to Criminal Law

Russell L. Weaver

For the first time there is a Criminal Law textbook specifically geared to Master's level or undergraduate legal studies/law courses on the subject. The book, written by well-known legal scholars, fills a void. Master's In Legal Studies programs have become quite commonplace in the United States, and, additionally there are colleges experimenting with new undergraduate law programs. Faculty teaching in those programs, or teaching in Criminal Justice classes, however, typically have three imperfect choices if they want to use the case method of teaching law: 1) they use a Juris Doctor level casebook but assign substantially less material from the book; 2) they use a simplistic undergraduate or high school level textbook; or 3) they develop their own materials.This textbook, then, offers a perfect alternative. First, each chapter begins with an overview of the law on the subject covered for simple and easy access. The book that contains thought provoking problems designed to stimulate thought and produce interesting classroom discussion. The hypos are woven throughout the chapters and are designed to help students learn doctrine, illuminate trends in the law, and ultimately produce better learning. The book is also meant to teach practical skills to students going into the field. Some of the problems place students in practical situations that they are likely to encounter in a criminal justice career, and therefore encourage students to think about how they might handle those situations in real-life. The book is designed to be a very affordable paperback.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781640200630
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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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: Sep 2021
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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: Sep 2021
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Final Report on City Services for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Dale J. Roenigk

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642380361
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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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: Oct 2021
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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: Sep 2021
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Taxation of Nonprofit Organizations

James J. Fishman

This casebook has been adapted from the authors' pioneering and widely used casebook, Nonprofit Organizations: Cases and Materials. Topics covered include organizational and operational requirements and limitations for tax-exempt status for charitable and mutual benefit organizations, private foundations, the unrelated business income tax, and the charitable contributions deduction. An introductory chapter provides valuable perspective and a concise overview of the nontax considerations affecting choice of legal form for a nonprofit organization. The Fifth Edition incorporates all important new legislative, judicial and administrative developments, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nonprofit sector; recent legislation and final regulations on the new excise taxes on excessive executive compensation and large charitable endowments; the unrelated business tax "silo" rules; proposals for enhanced regulation of donor-advised funds; and the robust policy debate over income inequality, elite philanthropy, and the implications for reform of the charitable deduction. Perfect for instructors seeking more intensive tax-focused coverage, this spin-off edition has been carefully customized for use in 2 or 3-unit J.D. and LL.M courses on taxation of the nonprofit sector. Each chapter contains a rich but manageable mix of materials, including well-edited cases, major rulings, policy excerpts, lively notes and questions, skillfully designed problems that raise policy, technical and planning issues, and bibliographic references.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647081065
  • Publication Date: Oct 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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Civil Procedure

Jack H. Friedenthal

Gain insight into the laws governing all of the major steps in the civil litigation process, starting with jurisdiction, venue, and ascertaining the governing law, and moving through pleading, joinder, discovery, pretrial management and adjudication, trials, appeals, and the effect and enforcement of judgments. Class actions and other forms of complex, multiparty litigation, as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), are also covered. This text addresses the major themes underlying the various rules and procedures, and it has continuing utility as a desk book in legal practice and as an entrée into deeper research.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647082697
  • 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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