Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States

William Burnham

This text provides an introduction to U.S. law. It is intended for law students, lawyers, and legal scholars from foreign countries; U.S. non-law graduate and undergraduate college students; and anyone else who seeks a "big picture" of the law and legal system, including U.S. law students. Not a casebook, it explains the major substantive areas of the law in narrative form and includes citations to cases and sources for additional detail. In addition, the book has chapters on the essential basic history and governmental structure necessary to understand the legal system; the legal profession; the theory and practice of the adversary system of justice; and statutory interpretation and caselaw reasoning.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684675838
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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International Legal Research in a Nutshell

Marci B. Hoffman

This Nutshell provides a basic introduction to international and foreign legal research for the non-specialist. It offers guidance through the unfamiliar pathways of research using international and non-US legal materials and demystifies the world of treaties and international case law. Since it's aimed at the non-specialist, it provides straight-forward background information on the United Nations and the European Union and includes guidance using the documents and legal materials of these institutions. There are extensive links to the rich world of Web resources, but it also describes print research tools that remain important in this field. It also sets out a road map for approaching a research problem involving international, foreign and comparative law. Finally, there is information on keeping current on new information and resources as well as tips for how to do handle source collection and cite-checking an international law journal article. Additional teaching materials are available for this title, and include online links to research sources noted in the book:Appendix A: Comprehensive List of SourcesAppendix B: Websites Containing National LawAppendix C: Web Treaty CollectionsAppendix D: Planning Your Research and Organizational Tools

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684675845
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Historic Preservation Law

Sara C. Bronin

The casebook is the second edition of the first comprehensive set of teaching materials for this fascinating and increasingly important area of law. Historic preservation law encompasses many topics, from urban revitalization to Native American cultural sites to international heritage, which are vital to contemporary practice in property, land use, and real estate law. The casebook contains carefully selected and edited cases, statutory and regulatory provisions, scholarly analysis from diverse fields, and original explanatory text. The authors include illuminating photographs throughout the casebook. Historic Preservation Law gracefully supports teaching a specialized law school course or an introductory law course in a planning, historic preservation, or architecture school.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684676347
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Property

John G. Sprankling

This casebook is designed to introduce property law to 21st-century law students. It presents the core concepts of property law in a streamlined format that is clear and easy to understand, while maintaining the intellectual challenge of the subject. The book covers the standard property topics with a blend of familiar and modern cases selected to appeal to today's students. As with other books in the Interactive Casebook Series, the accompanying electronic version allows students immediate access to the full text of cited cases, statutes, articles, and other materials in the Westlaw database. Other features include:Over 200 photographs, maps, diagrams, original documents, and audio clips in the ebook that help students understand the case materials.Expanded coverage of race and social justice issues, including excerpts from Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., Shelley v. Kraemer, and Southern Burlington County NAACP v. Township of Mount Laurel.Optional chapters on intellectual property law and environmental law.Over 300 multiple-choice questions in the ebook written by the authors to support formative assessment.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781684677177
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Gilbert Law Summaries on Commercial Paper and Payment Law

Douglas J. Whaley

  • Imprint: Gilbert
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684678723
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Disability Rights Law, Cases and Materials

Samuel R. Bagenstos

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781684679300
  • 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.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684679461
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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The Development of Political Institutions

Federico Ferrara

Human motivation and historical influence in political development

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780472132836
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Truth and Lives on Film

John T. Aquino

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781476688237
  • Publication Date: Feb 2022
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Advancements in Global Cyber Security Laws and Regulations

Shahid M. Shahidullah

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781799845850
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Enhancing Human Rights Law Learning With Mobile Technologies

Joan Lu

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781799879756
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Environmental Law, Disrupted.

Keith Hirokawa

To date, U.S. law has largely served as an obstacle to an honest assessment of our preparedness to face the climate change challenge. Given that society has become comfortable amidst mild climatic conditions, and given a pervasive reluctance to change, extreme and abrupt climatic changes will hit hard. Our current legal structure maintains a dangerous status quo and it is time to unleash the potential of communities and the private sector to produce innovative solutions.This book, the fourth in a series by the Environmental Law Collaborative, addresses disruption from a variety of influences and perspectives. Some essays consider the disruptive effects of environmental changes on human and eco-logical safety, security, and well-being, suggesting that the impacts of climate changes are not accounted for in the current legal system. Some identify key changes needed to respond to climatic challenges, social inequities, and dwindling grey and green resources. Others deconstruct social, political, and professional frameworks to understand how such influences might be used to disrupt the current regime, or even ones where expectations are being disrupted with the endorsement of law. Taken together, these essays provide an understanding of the cause, effect, and opportunity that environmental disruption presents in the climate change era.

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  • ISBN: 9781585762354
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Texas People's Court

Mark Dunn

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781623499785
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Securing Civil Rights

Stephen P. Halbrook

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781598133356
  • 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.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • 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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