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.

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  • 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.

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  • ISBN: 9781647084301
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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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: Jan 2022
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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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647084790
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Successful Legal Analysis and Writing

Christopher D. Soper

This work is a practical legal analysis and writing handbook. Designed for first-year students, it is also a valuable refresher text for more advanced students, and for practitioners. This easy-to-read book features fundamental advice on how to communicate written and oral legal analysis from a problem-solving perspective. It features illustrative examples and templates. The fifth edition includes additional examples and models, and appendices with practice exercises and sample answers, all created in collaboration between one author with recent practice experience and one who has been teaching for over twenty years. It also incorporates professional ethical and technological considerations throughout, while providing learning objectives for each chapter.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647085155
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Principles of International Business Transactions

Ralph H. Folsom

The Fifth Edition of Principles of International Business Transactions provides a more comprehensive examination of the law relevant to the subject matter and detailed citations to caselaw and other supporting authorities. It can be used by courts and legal practitioners as a resource for research and analysis, as well as by students and professors as a supplement for any international business law course. It tracks the authors' popular problem-oriented coursebook, International Business Transactions. Coverage moves sequentially from structuring international sales transactions to international sales law and letters of credit to regulation of international trade to transfers of technology to foreign investment to international business dispute settlement.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647085667
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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2022 Statutory Supplement to Computer Crime Law

Orin S. Kerr

This is the 2022 Supplement to Kerr's Computer Crime Law, 5th. It contains all of the federal computer crime statutes, including both the substantive crimes and the procedural rules. It includes the procedural amendments introduced by the CLOUD Act of 2018 as well as the election-related amendments to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act enacted in 2020.

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  • ISBN: 9781647088651
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Admiralty and Maritime Law, 2021 Pocket Part

Thomas J. Schoenbaum

This is the 2021 pocket part update for Schoenbaum's Admiralty and Maritime Law, 6th (Hornbook Series).

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647088705
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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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 (2022) contains the official text of the Louisiana Civil Code of 1870, complete with revisions and amendments through the 2021 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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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647088873
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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International Injustice

George Szamuely

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781680537703
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Other Selected Standards, 2022 Edition

Thomas D. Morgan

Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase.Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility provides key materials in one of the most dynamic fields in American law. As ethics lawyers sometimes say: The questions remain the same but the answers keep changing. This volume collects the most up-to-date and important standards that govern judicial and legal ethics, including:ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct California Rules of Professional Conduct and selected lawyer regulatory statutesNew York Rules of Professional ConductRestatement (Third): The Law Governing LawyersRelevant Federal Statutes and Rules Applicable to LawyersABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct California Code of Judicial EthicsCode of Conduct for United States JudgesSelected Federal Statutes Applicable to Federal JudgesThis 2022 Supplement reflects changes in lawyer professional standards through August 2021. It also contains the Utah Supreme Court's much-anticipated and recently-amended "Regulatory Sandbox Order," which creates a system for testing and authorizing new ways to deliver legal services, and an expanded version of the Arizona Supreme Court's 2020 Rule permitting Alternative Business Structures.Finally, this Supplement contains a sophisticated analysis of the rules requiring or permitting disclosure of client misconduct, prepared by the Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society (ALAS) and intended to help lawyers, professors and students take a deep dive into this complex topic and appreciate the variety of state approaches to the issues raised.Students, faculty, the practicing bar, and judges will find this book to be essential for examination of professional responsibility issues they confront daily and are even more likely to face in the future.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647089085
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law in a Nutshell

Ruth Colker

This Nutshell presents a very timely overview of legal topics relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and the law. Topics covered include: regulation of sexuality, gender identity and expression, parenthood, marriage, United States military, nondiscrimination statutes and ordinances, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and religious freedom. Discussion includes developments at the federal, state and local level. Statutes discussed include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX; the Fair Housing Act; the Affordable Care Act; Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Defense of Marriage Act, as well as some of the anti-LGBT rights measures that have been adopted in various states.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647089702
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636592404
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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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!

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636593425
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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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: Jan 2022
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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: Jan 2022
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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636594606
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Tax Policy in a Nutshell

Christopher H. Hanna

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  • ISBN: 9781636598727
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Employment Discrimination

George A. Rutherglen

In this edition, the authors preserve the relative simplicity and compact coverage of an introductory employment discrimination law casebook in a field that continues to grow ever more complex. Keeping the larger questions in view, and the controversial arguments that surround them on all sides, remains a challenge as cases and statutes raise ever more finely-tuned issues of doctrine. This edition keeps readers abreast of recent developments, assesses what they hold for the future of employment discrimination law, and introduces the issues in a field of continuing vitality and controversy.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636590738
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Treaty Series 3039 (English/French Edition)

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  • ISBN: 9789219009950
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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