Advanced Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy

Michael D. Murray

This coursebook is designed for second semester Legal Writing II and Introduction to Advocacy courses, and for upper division courses in advanced legal writing that teach or reinforce lessons in advocacy and oral argument at the trial or appellate levels and in moot court competitions.The new edition was drafted during the 2020-2021 COVID-19 crisis with a special eye to offering a text and teaching materials that will be useful in and easily adaptable to a hybrid or completely online teaching environment. To meet that challenge, this edition has been integrated into the CasebookPlus™ platform, in which students have access to self-assessment quizzes for formative development of knowledge and skills, as well as access to leading study aids, an outline starter, and dictionary.In addition, a portfolio of samples of annotated written work product for each form of writing in the text is available. The samples include pretrial motions, motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, appellate writs, and appellate briefs.The authors have retained all the best features of the prior edition—an eBook of the text that is searchable and highly portable, and a visually friendly layout and design. The third edition has shortened the length but increased the number of samples of actual practitioner writing. The book continues to emphasize the conjunction of rhetoric and storytelling, advanced synthesis, and advanced argumentation techniques that extend the book's usefulness for training practice-ready lawyers.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684675401
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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White Collar Crime

Jerold H. Israel

The book is designed to promote student appreciation of the interaction of legal doctrines, as they are applied in the white collar crime field, with the actual legal practice in this area. Students are exposed to substantive criminal law, criminal procedure, administrative procedure, corporate law, evidence, civil procedure, sentencing law, and highly specialized regulatory law. Balancing the law and practice, this book offers students an understanding of both the influence of administrative policies, as well as the strategies encompassed in representing individuals and companies in a white collar criminal practice.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781684676064
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Key Aspects of Law Reform

Anne Wade

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781774690130
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Multiculturalism, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Marko Nikolić

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781774690192
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Innovation and the Transformation of Consumer Law

Anne Wade

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781774691243
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Handbook of Family Law and Policy

Marko Nikolić

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781774691670
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Land Use Law in a Nutshell

Patricia E. Salkin

This book reviews the common law principles that underpin modern land use regulations, including covenants and restrictions that work with government regulation to limit the use of private property. The Nutshell clearly explains the legal aspects of land planning and regulation, project review processes, and innovative and flexible regulatory devices. Subdivision and site plan regulation, local environment law, discrimination in zoning based on race and religion, regulatory takings, inverse condemnation, and community development practices are all explored. In addition, the book discusses the law of smart growth, and addresses current trends in land use law including the siting of renewable energy facilities, marijuana and drones. An appendix of internet-based resources is also provided. Law and planning students will find that this Nutshell covers the key cases in all land use law textbooks, and seasoned practitioners and planners will find the organization and approach to dozens of subject areas beneficial to their understanding of the nuts and bolts of land use law as well as some current trends.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684679294
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
  • Availability: In stock: Usually despatched within 5 working days

Constitutional Criminal Procedure

Andrew E. Taslitz

The January 2021 Capitol Hill riots, the summer 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the wave of state and local reforms to policing powers, and increasingly pervasive use of technology in criminal investigations are the contemporary national issues that are captured in the Sixth Edition of Constitutional Criminal Procedure.The Sixth Edition offers maximum pedagogical freedom to craft an exciting course using seminal U.S. Supreme Court cases, sample court documents, illuminating graphics, and problem-solving opportunities throughout a text that maintains its relevance and user-friendly structure for new and old adopters alike. It excerpts cutting-edge law review articles, emergent social science research, and interdisciplinary essays, as well as infusing insights from respected legal experts and other significant 21st century voices.The Sixth Edition also presents an exciting new co-author collaboration between former federal prosecutor, Professor Lenese C. Herbert of Howard University School of Law, and Professor Cynthia E. Jones of the American University Washington College of Law, who worked as a trial attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and later became the agency director. Both experienced law professors, Professors Herbert and Jones have made effective use of their "across-the-aisle" collaboration in the Sixth Edition of Constitutional Criminal Procedure.The Sixth Edition infuses more contemporary materials in a more accessible format for a broader range of adopters and students. It includes:Original charts, tables, and graphs that summarize certain complex constitutional principles (that also benefit visual learners, currently estimated at 65% of the population);A NEW chapter that contextualizes race and policing, as well as the high-profile cases that led to the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and the myriad of criminal justice reforms that have resulted (e.g., "Breonna's Law" which eliminates no-knock warrants; "Defund/Reform the Police" efforts; newly promulgated "use of deadly force" restrictions);Use of warrant affidavits filed in connection with the January 2021 Capitol Hill riots to illustrate probable cause, and the effective use of technology in law enforcement;A NEW chapter dedicated to motions to suppress and pretrial suppression hearings which includes trial documents and pleadings, specifically: the defense motion to dismiss, the government's opposition, and the court's published opinion (tools that support both doctrinal and clinical adopters who seek "real world," tactical learning tools);SHORTER, more "teachable" chapters (edited with an eye toward syllabi/class hour needs and designed to enhance learning, given the sustained and shifting attention span concerns of 21st teaching);An EXPANDED Surveillance Chapter re: criminal procedure and the law of emerging technologies (e.g., geofencing, facial recognition technology, the Internet of Things);UPDATED problems; andFederal circuit court citations of note (which illustrate relevant examples of innovative lawyering, creative adjudication, application of precedent, and "circuit split").

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781642421095
  • Publication Date: Dec 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: Dec 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: Dec 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: Dec 2021
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Renewable Energy

Troy A. Rule

This second edition book is the latest version of the nation's first hardcover casebook devoted to renewable energy law and policy—a captivating and rapidly-expanding area of legal practice. It provides detailed and accessible introductions to a diverse array of legal issues associated with renewable energy development, ranging from wind rights to solar access protection to geothermal resource rights. The book also features detailed coverage of numerous policy questions that continue to impact the renewable energy sector, including those related to solar net metering, the visual impacts of wind farms, and the effects of renewable energy development on wildlife habitats and cultural resources. In addition to its dozens of excerpted cases, statutes, and journal articles, the book includes a simplified wind energy lease and realistic samples of other types of documentation that transactional lawyers are likely to encounter when representing renewable energy developers. With more than 200 answerable questions and several extensive Policy Problems and Practical Skills Exercises, the book is ideal for law school classroom use. Its unique and exhaustive coverage of a broad range of topics likewise makes it a valuable resource for anyone interested in the legal and policy matters that surround the nation's burgeoning renewable energy industry.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647083656
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Federal Courts

Martin H. Redish

The 9th edition brings the book up to date on multiple fronts. The new edition adds the perspectives of two new authors (both established Federal Courts scholars) and includes two new Supreme Court decisions as principal cases. In addition, the edition incorporates references to dozens of new Supreme Court cases and lower court cases, and interrogates those developments in part through the lens of new books and articles cited in the Notes. The discussion of standing has been expanded to include circumstances in which courts act in the absence of adverse parties, and the discussion of qualified immunity has also been expanded. The new edition probes the history of Ex parte Young and the role of equity in providing a right to sue. It also treats the latest jurisdiction-stripping cases, habeas non-suspension developments, and the use of nominal damages to preserve civil rights litigation against claims of mootness.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647083861
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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International Law Frameworks

Chimène I. Keitner

This fully updated, go-to treatise explores the historical evolution and contemporary operation of international law. Still direct and incisive, it offers an accessible and yet nuanced text for a variety of audiences, including university and law school students, practitioners, researchers, and others who want to know what international law is and what it does in the twenty-first century. The fifth edition weaves in-depth considerations of key cases, core disputes, and essential international agreements into a broad overview of all important aspects of the subject. Readers will find an authoritative discussion of traditional topics such as the sources of international law and the methods of international dispute resolution alongside consideration of pressing issues such as cross-border cyberattacks, climate change, and contemporary challenges to the international legal order. As a new feature, each chapter is followed by questions for discussion, in addition to up-to-date suggestions for further reading.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647084417
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Evidence in a Nutshell

Paul F. Rothstein

The latest version of the Federal Rules is the anchor of this book, with some state variations noted where important. The text summarizes significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including the latest Confrontation Clause cases; additional leading cases; forefront expert, scientific, and electronic evidence developments; and principal schools of evidentiary thought. Includes practical implementation as well as scholarly approaches. It pays attention to the litigation process as a whole and includes interdisciplinary cross-pollination where helpful. Numerous signpost-type headings and subheadings light the way, concisely summarizing the gist of each evidentiary concept. The detailed table of contents alone could serve as a complete course outline. Distinctively, an analytical, thoughtful approach is emphasized throughout.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647085681
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Domestic Relations

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: 9781636590240
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Beyond Imagination?

Mark C. Alexander

The United States is a nation of laws, and its Constitution and the rule of law have allowed it to confront and successfully navigate many threats to democracy throughout the nation's complex history, including a Civil War. All of these threats challenged the nation in various ways, but never has there been a challenge to the truth of our elections like what happened on January 6, 2021.The Insurrection represents a turning point in America's history. In addition to the unprecedented assault on the U.S. Capitol, members of the government sought to undermine an election and supported an attack on the government.Exposing the issues that led us to January 6, Beyond Imagination? brings together 14 deans of American law schools to examine the day's events and how we got there, from a legal perspective, in hopes of moving the nation forward towards healing and a recommitment to the rule of law and the Constitution.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636598741
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Leading Cases in Constitutional Law, A Compact Casebook for a Short Course, 2021

Jesse H. Choper

An annually-revised paperback designed for a single-semester course on constitutional law, this book is roughly half the length of many hardcover casebooks. The four renowned authors, now including Michael Dorf and Frederick Schauer, are co-editors of a long-time favorite teaching book, the much larger and newly revised Constitutional Law: Cases, Comments & Questions, 13th Edition. "Leading Cases," which is a stripped-down version of that book, contains "the essentials" for teaching a basic course in constitutional law. Because the organization of the compact book parallels that of the much lengthier Choper - Dorf - Fallon - Schauer casebook, which contains extensive Notes & Questions, the latter can serve as a "resource" book for instructors teaching from the paperback. This edition of "Leading Cases" is up to date through the completion of the Supreme Court Term that ended in June 2021. Subsequent editions of "Leading Cases" will continue to be published every summer for classroom use in the fall and will include all the significant cases handed down during the most recent Supreme Court Term.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647088644
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Immigration Law and Human Rights

Marko Nikolić

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781774690628
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Legislation and Regulation

Peter J. Smith

This interactive Legislation and Regulation casebook strives to make the subject easily teachable and readily accessible for students. Students have access to an electronic version of the book, which includes live hyperlinks and assessment questions at the end of each chapter. The author has selected the cases very carefully and provided extensive excerpts of the opinions so that students get a good sense of the courts' reasoning. Text boxes call the students' attention to important aspects of each opinion, and the book is filled with introductions, points for discussion, hypothetical problems, and competing perspectives on controversial questions. The casebook includes material about both statutory interpretation and administrative law.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647082420
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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