Gilbert Law Summaries on Commercial Paper and Payment Law

Douglas J. Whaley

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  • ISBN: 9781684678723
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Disability Rights Law, Cases and Materials

Samuel R. Bagenstos

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  • ISBN: 9781684679300
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1L of a Ride

Andrew J. McClurg

Assigned as required or recommended reading at law schools throughout the country, 1L of a Ride provides a candid, comprehensive roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school's crucial first year. Legal education continues to evolve and so does this classic work. Told in an accessible first-person voice, covered topics in this updated, revised, and expanded fourth edition include pre-planning, top student fears, the first-year curriculum, the Socratic and case methods of teaching, effective class participation, the top habits of successful students, essential study techniques, legal research and writing, exam strategies, maintaining well-being, online learning, career planning, and much more. Combines comments from hundreds of law students, empirical research, and authentic samples of signature documents from the 1L experience, including exam questions, Socratic dialogue, and student case-briefs, class notes, and course outlines. McClurg is an award-winning professor who taught at six different law schools.

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  • ISBN: 9781684679386
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Louisiana Civil Code with Official Legislative Commentary

Melissa T. Lonegrass

Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase.This statutory compilation is an essential text for any course on the Louisiana civil law. The Louisiana Civil Code: Student Edition (2021) contains the official text of the Louisiana Civil Code of 1870, complete with revisions and amendments through the 2020 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, as well as the official legislative commentary. Electronic access to legislative updates for two annual years following the date of each edition ensures law students have complete and up-to-date coverage of the civil law from the first semester of law school until completion of the state bar examination.

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  • ISBN: 9781684679461
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Nonprofit Organizations

James J. Fishman

The Sixth Edition of this widely used casebook includes the usual rich mix of materials and is adaptable to a survey course, a policy-oriented seminar, or a more specialized J.D. or LL.M tax class. Every major topic is accompanied by a skillfully developed problem set and lively notes, questions, policy discussion, and bibliographic references.Highlights of the Sixth Edition include:Coverage of all important developments since the last edition, 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, and the unrelated business tax "silo" rules; major antitrust litigation against the NCAA and related legislative proposals to expand the rights of college athletes; and state law developments.Selective discussion of the American Law Institute's forthcoming Restatement of the Law of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations.Division of the chapter on charitable tax exemptions into two chapters, separately covering affirmative requirements for tax exemption (Chapter 5) and limitations on exemptions and procedural requirements (Chapter 6).Updated author's text addressing the robust policy debate over income inequality, "elite philanthropy," and the implications for reform of the charitable deduction.Surveys of proposed tax legislation, including enhanced regulation of donor-advised funds and private foundations.Pruning of dated materials, more tightly edited cases and notes, and several new problems.

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  • ISBN: 9781647081072
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Cases and Materials on Insurance Law

Leo P. Martinez

This Ninth Edition contains extensive updates, with new cases relevant for students anxious to acquire practical knowledge that can be quickly put to use when they enter the profession. To use one example, Chapter 5, that deals with liability insurance, adds substantial new text on the duty to defend, including the Texas Supreme Court's 2020 decision in Richards v. State Farm Lloyds. Chapter 5 also augments its coverage of multi-insurer allocation of liability with the addition of the California Supreme Court's 2020 decision in Montrose Chemical Corp. of California v. Superior Court. Chapter 5 also has numerous new notes on almost every aspect of liability insurance. In addition to new cases, the Ninth Edition has been edited to add notes dealing with a variety of cutting-edge issues. This edition also incorporates numerous references to the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance. References to the Restatement are not confined to Chapter 5 inasmuch as the Restatement addresses a few subjects that lie beyond the confines of pure liability insurance issues. In short, the Ninth Edition brings students and instructors up to date.

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  • ISBN: 9781647081300
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Complex Litigation

Richard L. Marcus

Since 1985, this casebook has been the staple of Complex Litigation courses. It covers a wide variety of cases – civil rights, mass torts, securities, consumer rights – and provides a strong foundation for classroom coverage regarding any type of complex litigation. The new 7th edition retains the book's familiar broad coverage and basic format while adding coverage of important recent developments. In particular, the new edition has a full chapter devoted to Mutidistrict Litigation, which is increasingly prominent, and new cases interpreting the 2018 Rule 23 amendments. In addition, it includes new cases dealing with contemporary problems in e-discovery as well as the growing use of plaintiff fact sheets in MDL mass tort proceedings. The new edition also introduces a new co-author – Prof. Andrew Bradt of UC Berkeley, a leading scholar on MDL issues. The final chapter on arbitration has been reoriented to focus on ways in which arbitration clauses may keep some complex litigation – particularly class litigation – out of court.

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  • ISBN: 9781647081515
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Black Letter Outline on Basic Criminal Procedure

Stephen A. Saltzburg

Basic Criminal Procedure is a clear and comprehensive outline of the most important principles and issues taught in the basic Criminal Procedure law school course. It covers the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments, including Exceptions to the Warrant requirement, Remedies for 4th Amendment violations, the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination, Limits on Identification Evidence and the Right to Counsel. Basic Criminal Procedure also provides sample examination questions and answers.

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  • ISBN: 9781647084851
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Law in the United States

Charles F. Abernathy

The third edition of Law in the United States introduces students to the unique American mix of common law, statutory materials, and constitutional law. Strongly emphasizing American legal methods and American legal history and culture, the book provides a rich array of teaching resources covering both public and private law.The broader themes discussed in the eighteen chapters of this casebook include the nature and sources of American law, the division of government power and the protection of human rights under the U.S. Constitution, litigation in a federal framework, and the American enterprise system, with a focus on torts, contracts, corporations and eminent domain.This book lends itself to being used for various target audiences. Over the years, it has proven a valuable learning resource for foreign-trained attorneys enrolled in American Master of Laws programs. Moreover, the range of subjects discussed in the book will assist students who may wish to sit for a state bar examination in a state with specific requirements for study of American legal methods. The book is also highly suitable for pre-law programs at the college level as well as law school seminars. Also, comparativists with an interest in American law may find this casebook a valuable resource in light of the rich commentaries it offers through expositions and notes.

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  • ISBN: 9781647085520
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Conflict of Laws

Peter Hay

The authors of the sixteenth edition are proud of the book's heritage, which dates to 1936. At the same time, they are mindful of the needs of students and professors addressing the Conflict of Laws eight decades later. We continue to add the subtitle "Private International Law" to acknowledge the more common title of the subject outside the U.S., as well as to alert students that they will face a blend of domestic and international issues once they become lawyers. As an intellectual matter, the conflicts course presents rich and nuanced doctrine. As a professional matter, every litigator will face issues raised in this course. As a practical matter, an increasing number of students are drawn to the course because it is tested on the bar exam in every state that has adopted the universal bar exam or the multistate essay exam. The authors recognize the need, therefore, to provide appropriate review of civil procedure to allow the student to transition to the study of conflicts.A modern conflicts casebook must be flexible. Some professors will choose to cover a great deal of international and comparative law. Others, however, will prefer to address conflicts only in the domestic sphere. This edition fully supports either (or some middle) approach. The professor may comfortably choose how much international and comparative material to cover without losing transition or context.Some highlights of the sixteenth edition:Chapter 2, concerning domicile, remains succinct, intended to drive home the significance of domicile and the complementary concept of habitual residence, including a new note on domicile and devolution of real property. Notes have been added on the notion of derivative domicile and occasional confusion in statutes referring to "residence" rather than "domicile."Chapter 3, concerning personal jurisdiction, has been honed in response to recent doctrinal shifts. The Supreme Court's contraction of general jurisdiction has led to an increasing focus on the "relatedness" aspect of specific jurisdiction. The Chapter reflects this trend. One subsection traces the development of doctrine from 1980-2014, with World-Wide Volkswagen, Burger King, and Asahi as note cases setting up J. McIntyre as the principal case. The next subsection traces the retraction of general jurisdiction, with notes on Perkins and Goodyear setting up Daimler as the principal case. The next subsection emphasizes the emergent importance in specific jurisdiction of being able to show that the plaintiff's claim relates sufficiently to the defendant's contact. Bristol-Myers Squibb is one principal case, followed by the state case Moki-Mac, which is a wonderful vehicle for addressing whether the relatedness inquiry requires consideration of causation and, if so, what sort of causation is relevant. The latter point sets up Supreme Court decisions in the Ford Motor Company cases, which were handed down as the book went to press and are addressed in an Update Memorandum.Chapter 4 pulls together everything that bears on limiting a court's exercise of jurisdiction that it otherwise has. This includes forum selection agreements in interstate and international transactions, antisuit injunctions, dismissals (or denials of motions to dismiss) in cases of parallel litigation (lis pendens) or on the ground of forum non conveniens, and federal transfer.Chapter 5 treats a number of questions often not addressed in depth in the first-year procedure course. For instance: what is a "judgment" for purposes of recognition – administrative decrees, equity decrees, modifiable support orders? How conclusive is a judgment on a second court – comparing res judicata (Treinies) in the interstate setting with the 2010 SPEECH Act requiring review of foreign country awards for libel? Does public policy play a different role in the case of foreign than in interstate judgments? Can non-parties benefit or be bound: what about "virtual representation" or non-mutual collateral estoppel? What are the mechanisms for the recognition and enforcement of domestic and of foreign-country judgments in the United States?Chapter 6, concerning the impact of the Constitution, has been streamlined to enhance teachability.Chapters 7 and 8 present the central themes of choice of law. Chapter 7 deals with many of the classical puzzles of choice of law such as the public policy reservation and renvoi.Chapter 8 was considerably revised in the fifteenth edition to show the progression from the traditional system, to the height of the conflicts revolution, to a developing consensus to consolidate modern analysis in a manner that provides more predictability and certainty. This edition shortens Chapter 8 somewhat to place more emphasis on the most modern developments and discusses important provisions of the draft Third Restatement. Chapter 8 is also divided into several subsections, allowing the teacher freedom to omit portions of it if desired.Chapter 9 addresses conflicts problems in the domestic and international settings. In keeping with the overall theme of flexibility, the professor may assign specific sections to engage a greater or lesser degree of review of Erie as well as a greater or lesser degree of international coverage.Chapters 10 through 13 cover particular subjects such a property, family law, and corporate law for professors who desire to go into these subjects in more depth. Recent changes in the law particularly affect Chapter 11 on Family Law. That chapter first briefly explores the place of celebration rule (also with respect to religious marriages), treats same-sex marriages and registered unions in the light of Obergefell with particular reference to property and inheritance interests, updates the material on divorce (including religious divorces), expands the treatment of child custody and of interstate and international child abduction, and updates the enforcement of maintenance obligations under interstate uniform law and the Hague Convention in international cases.Finally, a Documentary Appendix provides the principal legislative acts of the European Union with respect to jurisdiction in civil, divorce, and custody matters as well as with respect to choice of law in contract, tort, and divorce, in each case with extensive textual commentary. Textual material briefly addresses the effect of "Brexit" on EU – UK relations in these matters and summarizes other EU texts, such as the succession regulation. Notes in the main text refer to these materials, allowing an instructor to teach the material comparatively or to focus only on American law. The European materials also all lend themselves for use in a seminar.

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  • ISBN: 9781647085995
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Gilbert Law Summaries on Corporations

Jesse H. Choper

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  • ISBN: 9781647087593
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Criminal Law and Procedure

Donald A. Dripps

The fourteenth edition continues the book's commitment to offering the most comprehensive, rigorous, and flexible materials on the American criminal process. With respect to the substantive criminal law, the new edition includes:Full case treatment of United States v. Davis, 139 S.Ct. 2319 (2019), illustrating the Supreme Court's continued commitment to a robust understanding of the void-for-vagueness doctrine;An updated treatment of homicide in general, with particular attention paid to a new wave of hostility to the felony murder doctrine, including full case treatment of Commonwealth v. Brown, 477 Mass. 805, 81 N.E.3d (2017), abolishing the doctrine by statutory interpretation, and People v. Swanson, 57 Cal.App.5th 604 (Ca. App. 2020), applying S.B. No. 1437, a reform statute that curtailed both felony murder and the natural-and-probable consequences doctrine in homicide prosecutions.Full case treatment of Rehaif v. United States, 139 S.Ct. 2191 (2019), a decision exemplifying the Court's approach to imputing culpable mental states to conduct and circumstance elements in criminal statutes;Full case treatment of Kahler v. Kansas, 140 S.Ct. 1021 (2020), rejecting a constitutional challenge to the state's elimination of insanity as an affirmative defense, and presenting along the way at thorough history of various versions of the defense;State v. Harris, 2017 WL 1505219 (Del. C.P. Apr. 20, 2017), a remarkable report by a judge acquitting the accused of sexual assault charges, illustrating the peculiar difficulties of prosecuting rape cases as well as the mechanics of the trial process.With respect to criminal procedure, the main development is the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Carpenter v. United States, 138 S.Ct. 2206 (2018). Carpenter held that that federal agents violated the Fourth Amendment by obtaining seven days of location data, from the defendant's service provider, without first obtaining a search warrant. The new edition relies on a recent District Court opinion, United States v. Diggs, 385 F. Supp. 648 (N.D. Ill. 2019), to explain the important changes wrought by Carpenter.

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  • ISBN: 9781647088118
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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A Student's Guide to Trial Objections

Charles B. Gibbons

This guide is a quick reference to various ways in which the courts have translated the text of the Federal Rules of Evidence. It is useful for students enrolled in trial practice courses and clinics and is also helpful as an adjunct reference for students taking basic and advanced evidence courses. The 2021 edition includes dozens of recent civil and criminal cases from all of the federal circuits and includes the recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence with respect to the Residual Exception to the Hearsay Rule and Rule 404(b), Crimes, Wrongs or Other Acts.

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  • ISBN: 9781647088347
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Corporate Sustainability

Rezaee Zabihollah

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  • ISBN: 9781637420867
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Civil Procedure

Rory D. Bahadur

This book incorporates modern pedagogy principles and active learning. It employs a directed reading approach to flip every class session resulting in higher student readiness and doctrinal understanding. Alternative contextualization, spaced repetition and interleaving are employed in every lesson to facilitate student cognitive schema formation. Active learning exercises result in students reading the rules more carefully and creating deeper and more meaningful context for the rules they are learning than when using traditional, passive casebooks. Formative assessment is continuous and expertly incorporated into the book's structure such that students continuously receive extensive feedback about their learning without any extra labor expenditure on the professor's part. Because active learning at its core, is a constructivist pedagogy that recognizes student learning is achieved through engagement with content rather than hierarchical delivery of information, every chapter in this book and the accompanying directed reading questions are carefully designed discovery sequence exercises that result in deep and efficient understanding of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the cases interpreting those rules in significantly fewer pages than is possible with traditional casebooks. Finally, the book is deliberately designed to be used in both the traditional law school classroom and in the synchronous or asynchronous online setting if the professor chooses to use online instruction rather than traditional face to face instruction methods.

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  • ISBN: 9781636593760
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Law School Legends Audio on Criminal Procedure

Mary M. Cheh

With Law School Legends, you'll get a brilliant law school professor explaining an entire subject to you in one simple, dynamic lecture. The Law School Legends make even the most difficult concepts crystal clear. You'll understand the big picture, and how all the concepts fit together. In this lecture, professor Mary Cheh of George Washington University Law School covers the basic Criminal Procedure course, which is primarily investigative criminal procedure in schools where they divide the course into two topics. One of investigative criminal procedure, and the other of criminal procedure adjudication.

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  • Format: CD-Audio
  • ISBN: 9781636596228
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Critical Justice

Francisco Valdes

Critical Justice equips students and teachers with a framework for confronting systemic injustice by developing systemic advocacy projects rooted in insights of the critical schools of legal knowledge and field-based advocacy approaches. The textbook describes both law's complicity in maintaining injustice and its importance as a tool in struggles to advance equal justice. Drawing on iconic and cutting-edge writings, the textbook outlines the "Critical Challenge" for advocates: how to translate the noble promise of equal justice into lived social realities for all—how to use law for justice.The textbook prepares students to use law for justice by developing systemic advocacy projects that overcome the "blindfolds" and "handcuffs" of traditional legal education and practice. Critical Justice's conceptual and practical toolkit focuses on four key missing elements—social identities, groups, interests, and power—to explain the persistence of systemic injustice, and on redesigned professional norms to promote collaboration with subordinated communities. The textbook defines and illustrates systemic advocacy: systemic advocates craft ameliorative fixes to discrete problems while also transforming the playing field by building the organized power of subordinated groups and shifting consciousness and culture to undermine supremacist ideologies. Critical Justice also presents a template for designing advocacy projects to help students craft fellowship projects and pursue dream jobs.Critical Justice fills a gap in racial and social justice curriculum that connects the dots among systems and oppressions that persist across time and borders. With all author proceeds going to an academic nonprofit with antisubordination aims, this textbook is truly a collective undertaking in praxis toward equal justice for all.

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  • ISBN: 9781628102048
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Constitutional Law

Richard D. Friedman

This Constitutional Law casebook combines thick historical context with serious exploration of doctrine on its own terms, thereby achieving a rare balance of accessibility and depth. Its core commitment is to allocate student preparation time wisely. Excerpts have been pared down with a scalpel; cases and documents speak for themselves; and the editors' text and notes prioritize clarity over bloat. The materials' versatility facilitates a wide range of organizational syllabus choices, including both doctrinal and chronological organization.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
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  • ISBN: 9781640202580
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Water Law in a Nutshell

Sandra B. Zellmer

The new edition adds dozens of recent decisions and key statutory changes. Virtually every principal case in the leading casebooks is cited or discussed, making this book an excellent aid for students in any water law course. The revised edition deals with changes in evolving areas like groundwater-surface water conflicts, public recreational uses, instream flow protection, federal water development, takings claims, and water access and equity.

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  • ISBN: 9781640204140
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Civil Procedure

William H. J. Hubbard

Civil Procedure: An Integrated Approach (Doctrine and Practice Series) combines classic cases, contemporary lower-court gems, and an unmatched set of learning tools and teacher resources to make civil procedure accessible, relevant, and compelling. The hardcopy textbook is integrated with online flowcharts, quizzes, and videos that together give students of all learning styles a strong command of doctrine. It emphasizes the central role of lawyers in civil procedure, challenging students to discover the legal strategies and practical realities that make civil procedure the most important element in every litigator's toolkit.The casebook includes:Key Ideas textboxes after every reading summarizing important takeaways. All readings also have easy-to-follow notes and questions to guide study and discussion of the readings.Taking Stock textboxes summarizing the main ideas and themes from each chapter.Beyond the Doctrine textboxes that provide distinctive perspectives on the readings from practice and academic scholarship.Carefully-edited excerpts from the Constitution, statutes, and Federal Rules in the text, each with their own introductions, notes, and questions. No longer is codified law consigned to a "rules supplement" to be neglected by students!The linked online materials include:Case Synopsis bullet points summarizing the background and holding of each case, which students can use to develop their note-taking and outlining skills.Videos colorfully illustrating empirical data on the federal courts' changing caseloads and examples of distinctive legal strategies from notable cases.Flowcharts summarizing main ideas from each chapter in an easy-to-follow graphical format.Self-Assessment Quizzes with answers that students can use to test what they've learned in each chapter.This casebook sequences its topics to optimize students' success in the 1L curriculum. It begins with a broad overview of civil procedure and then covers the Federal Rules and the stages of the civil action. Placing these topics first ensures that your students will better understand materials in their other courses, where concepts like motions to dismiss and summary judgment arise frequently. Building on this foundation, it then introduces complex litigation, including class actions, jurisdiction, the Erie problem, and arbitration.This casebook is suitable for all first-year Civil Procedure courses.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781640206052
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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