Accounting for Lawyers

Matthew J. Barrett

This sixth edition of the most widely adopted text in the field continues to introduce law students with no accounting background to financial statements and the ways that accounting concepts and issues arise in transactional work and litigation. Designed for either two- or three-hour courses, this text uses a "learn by doing" approach, including:Illustrative financial statements from Starbucks Corporation; and Multiple problems using the financial statements from Amazon.com, Inc., Google Inc., and United Parcel Service, Inc.The first section of each chapter, entitled "Importance to Lawyers," explains how the topics discussed in that chapter affect the practice of law. The text empowers students:To work backwards through the bookkeeping process and, when necessary, to trace an amount that appears on the financial statements through the accounting records to the ledgers, journals, and supporting documentation;To negotiate agreements or other legal documents containing accounting terminology or concepts;To recognize "red flags" that suggest financial difficulties--or even financial fraud; andTo understand--and, when necessary, defend against--the opportunities to obtain accounting-related information about an underlying lawsuit and then to use that information during litigation.The sixth edition incorporates numerous developments since the fifth edition, most significantly discussions about the new generally accepted accounting principles governing revenue recognition, lease accounting, and credit losses. Often collectively referred to as "new GAAP," these rules mark the most significant changes to financial accounting in at least a generation. The sixth edition also identifies and discusses various financial accounting issues that lawyers should keep in mind during the pandemic and its aftermath.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636591056
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Experiencing Civil Procedure

James E. Moliterno

This is the first primary text for a Civil Procedure course to incorporate skills assignments into the book. The book contains the statutes, rules, and edited cases that are the staples of traditional Civil Procedure casebooks. Beyond thoroughly covering the traditional materials, the book actively involves students in the application of civil procedure concepts. It includes three simple simulation cases: one contracts-based, one torts-based, and one blended case, all calibrated for use by first year students. Sample documents from real cases are also included, giving practical context to concepts. Reading the sample documents allows students to see how lawyers engage the civil procedure concepts in actual work. Students using this book will engage in experiential learning exercises, including drafting the jurisdictional allegations for complaints, drafting very simple pleadings and motions, and responding to supervisor email messages.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636592404
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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MBEs for the MBE

O.J. Salinas

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) heavily influences whether you pass the bar exam. But studying for the MBE can be a daunting challenge. There's just so much law to learn and review and, often, not enough time to make you feel comfortable and confident in your test preparation. This creative and easy-to-read book provides valuable tools to help you study for the MBE more effectively and efficiently. It also provides access to AdaptiBar® questions and answers so that you have multiple opportunities to practice recalling and applying the substantive law throughout your bar preparation.This book delivers on its title. A large part of the book includes summaries (or "Blueprints") of the seven substantive areas of law tested on the MBE: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law/Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Property and Torts. The Blueprints are included at the beginning of each chapter for each substantive area of law. Within each chapter are memorization strategies and techniques (or "Mnemonics") to help you better categorize and recall the immense amount of black letter law tested on the MBE. Each chapter also has separated, highlighted rules and tips for the commonly tested subtopics on the MBE, and each highlighted rule is listed in the book's appendix as a short review of the substantive law. Each chapter also includes AdaptiBar® questions and answers (or "Examples")—in the text and on an online platform—where you can practice answering multiple-choice questions and assess and reinforce your understanding of the substantive law covered in the book.With over 500 highlighted rules, numerous mnemonics, and 150 practice questions, this book is an excellent resource for anyone reviewing the substantive law tested on the MBE. This book can be a stand-alone textbook for a bar preparation course focused on the MBE. It can also be used as a supplement to traditional bar vendor materials. Lastly, as usefully described in Chapter 2, this book can be used by 1Ls as a supplement to their law studies. So, this book can help you transition to the study of law, and it can help you pass the law licensing exam!

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636593425
  • Publication Date: Dec 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: Dec 2021
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Business Associations

William A. Klein

With the prior edition of this concise, up-to-date casebook having been adopted at over 100 law schools, the eleventh edition preserves the authors' tradition of providing a comprehensive overview of agency, partnership, and corporation law. It also continues to emphasize five basic editorial principles:Cases edited ruthlessly to produce a readable and concise result.Facts matter, so they are included in all their potential ambiguity.Bring a planner's perspective to the table through extensive use of transactionally-oriented problems.It's a casebook not a treatise. No long, stultifying textual passages. Provide the cases and let the individual teacher use them as he or she sees fit.Try to find cases that are fun to teach. Great facts or a clever analysis are always given first priority in case selection.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636594316
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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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: Dec 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: Dec 2021
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Budgeting in North Carolina Local Governments

Whitney Afonso

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642380217
  • Publication Date: Dec 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: Dec 2021
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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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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: 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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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: 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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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: Dec 2021
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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: 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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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: Dec 2021
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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: 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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