Acing Constitutional Law

Russell L. Weaver

This study aid features an innovative method of content organization. It uses a checklist format to lead students through questions they need to ask to fully evaluate the legal problem they are trying to solve. It also synthesizes the material in a way that most students are unable to do on their own, and assembles the different issues, presenting a clear guide to procedural analysis that students can draw upon when writing their exams. Other study aids provide sample problems, but none offers the systematic approach to problem solving found in this book.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636591780
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Criminal Law

Joseph E. Kennedy

Students today expect learning to be both efficient and interesting. They use online materials and study aids to supplement class-assigned materials and to "hack" the law. This textbook cuts out the middle person by integrating challenging principal cases that are aggressively edited into an engaging overview of the black letter law. The explanatory sections describe the law through lively language and colorful examples that students can readily grasp and remember. Providing students with a clear doctrinal overview permits the selection of cases that drill down deeper into fundamental or cutting-edge issues.Many of the principal cases put the old wine of the criminal law into new bottles that students will find meaningful and interesting. In addition to homicide, rape, assault, traditional property crimes and drug offenses, the cases selected include environmental and white collar crime, obstruction of justice, criminal copyright infringement, hate crimes, sex trafficking, online threats, revenge porn and computer crimes. Short discussion questions follow each case that stimulate understanding of the holding and the deeper issues at stake. Additional materials raise important critical perspectives dealing with issues of race, class and gender. Practice problems and links to online video clips allow students to apply what they are learning, and the appendix contains numerous materials for engaging lawyering exercises.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636592794
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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A Short & Happy Guide to Networking

Desiree Jaeger-Fine

What if someone told you that you don't have to go to networking receptions? What if someone told you that you don't need an elevator pitch? What if someone told you to stop obsessing over your personal brand?What if someone told you to forget everything you have ever heard about networking?This book will share the only thing that truly matters….The need to network has been preached to exhaustion while simultaneously made incomprehensible. This Short & Happy Guide eliminates the hoopla the popular press and others have created around a behavior that is as old as our society. The term networking is an invention—building relationships is deeply human. This book cuts through the clutter and outlines how everyone can build relationships in a way that is not only comfortable but enjoyable. No ploys or stunts, no templates or arbitrary rules. And if you don't want to go to networking receptions, you really don't have to. You can still—and will—be an exceptional networker.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636592886
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Learning Contracts

Jack Graves

This is not Professor Kingsfield's casebook. In fact, there's very little that's traditional about Learning Contracts.Instead, Learning Contracts organizes the waterfront of core contract law, theory, and policy into fifty discrete lessons. While the book works seamlessly in bricks-and-mortar classes, it was expressly built for today's increasingly diverse world of online, flipped, hybrid or blended learning formats, and it works uniquely well in each of these settings. Moreover, the newest edition of Learning Contracts puts professors in the driver's seat, offering unparalleled customizability and flexibility.Each lesson begins with clearly articulated outcomes, which are followed by highly structured presentations, detailed explanations, illustrative examples, and helpful summaries, all working together to make the doctrine, theory, and policy of contracts readily accessible to students. Additionally, each and every lesson employs a comprehensive and consistent comparative approach, systematically addressing not only the common law, but also UCC Article 2 and the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG).Like other titles in the Learning series, Learning Contracts relies on very few cases. The examples in each lesson are frequently based on classic contracts cases—and the robust supplemental materials offer edited texts of cases for many lessons for those who want to inject more case method into their class. But rather than relying heavily on the case method, which can often leave students hanging, Learning Contracts provides students with the tools they need to learn the basic law in advance and spend the vast majority of their class time putting doctrine, theory, and policy into practice, while working through problems presented at the end of each lesson and in the supplemental materials.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636593036
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Federal White Collar Crime

Julie R. O'Sullivan

This casebook covers the theory and practice of domestic and transnational federal white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions. It includes extensive coverage of the most commonly charged crimes including perjury; false statements; false claims; obstruction of justice; mail, wire, bank, and securities fraud; public corruption; insider trading; conspiracy; the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO); and money laundering. Chapters focus on essential issues of mens rea, entity liability, and individual and organizational sentencing. The casebook also tackles procedural issues critical to white-collar practice, such as grand jury, discovery, the attorney-client privilege, Fifth Amendment issues, parallel proceedings, and more. Given the increasingly transnational nature of the practice, a final chapter covers the extraterritorial application of white-collar statutes and issues raised by international internal investigations, evidence gathering abroad, and extradition.Among other changes, the Eighth Edition addresses important decisions and changes in many areas, such as: Introduction: querying whether white-collar criminals are "privileged"; Mens Rea: added discussion of Rehaif v. United States, problems, and a background section designed to make the materials easier for students to understand; Entity Liability: updated Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations and discussed the evolution of relevant DOJ policies; False Statements: added a note regarding the DOJ's position on materiality in the context of § 1001 in the Flynn case; Obstruction: added notes, and a problem, regarding various theories of obstruction addressed to former President Trump's activities; Fraud and Corruption: added a note regarding Kelly v. United States and referenced Blaszczak v. United States; Corruption: added FCPA problems; Securities: added additional discussion of the status of the personal benefit requirement and included a discussion of Blaszczak; Money Laundering: added notes and text regarding the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 and a new subsection under emerging threats to reproduce FinCEN's advisory on cryptocurrency; Fifth Amendment: included a note regarding United States v. Connolly; Plea Bargaining: added AG Garland's charging policy; Transnational Practice: updated the reading on transnational corporate investigations and prosecutions.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636593852
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Environmental Law in Context

Robin Kundis Craig

The Fifth Edition is updated to take account of new developments in the law, new regulations, and new cases, as well as the multiple and ongoing regulatory changes and reversals among the Obama, Trump, and Biden Administrations. In addition, the casebook has been modified throughout to call more attention to environmental justice issues. Chapter 1 (RCRA and CERCLA) and Chapter 4 (Clean Air Act) now have expanded discussions of how environmental justice issues arise in the context of pollution control permitting. Chapter 2 (NEPA) includes two of the Standing Rock Sioux decisions about the Dakota Access Pipeline. In addition, the Introduction chapter has been revamped to more thoroughly introduce non-statutory approaches to environmental law, including constitutional and common-law approaches to the public trust doctrine and a brand new section on the Rights of Nature movement, emphasizing the environmental justice and indigenous rights tie-ins to those movements, before shifting to a discussion of why states and the federal government would choose statutes, a theme continued at the beginning of Chapter 1.The challenge of the Fifth Edition is the ongoing changes to environmental regulations in the opening year of the Biden Administration. The Fifth Edition updates through June 2021 and points to resources for keeping track of new developments. It discusses continuing regulatory issues such as climate change under the Clean Air Act and "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act in some detail, emphasizing the issues in contention and explaining why the EPA's regulatory approach continues to evolve.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636594279
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Federal Administrative Law

Gary Lawson

This casebook emphasizes current doctrine and its historical evolution in exploring the four basic foundations of federal administrative law: separation of powers, statutorily and constitutionally required procedures for agency adjudication and rulemaking, scope of judicial review of agency action, and the availability and timing of judicial review. The book concentrates on federal rather than state administrative law, on the belief that an understanding of federal law can be translated into other settings if so desired. This edition of the book maintains the straightforward organization and don't-hide-the-ball presentation that has characterized the book since its inception. The Ninth Edition contains four new principal cases and numerous new notes and note cases, including a new framework for the materials on separation of powers. The book prominently continues, from the prior edition, to expand materials on statutory interpretation to accommodate the increasing inclusion of Administrative Law in the first-year curriculum.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636594354
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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June 2020 Supplement to North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Motor Vehicle Negligence Cases

Shea Riggsbee Denning

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642380033
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Civil Cases, 2020 Edition

Shea Riggsbee Denning

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781642380149
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Motor Vehicle Negligence Cases, 2020 Edition

Shea Riggsbee Denning

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781642380156
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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The First Seven Days as a Guardian ad Litem in an Incompetency Proceeding

Timothy Heinle

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642380279
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Civil Cases, 2021 Edition

Shea Riggsbee Denning

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781642380446
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

William N. Eskridge Jr.

Suitable for students or practitioners, this authoritative overview of the legislative process and statutory interpretation moves smoothly and understandably between the theoretical and the practical. You'll find in-depth discussion of such topics as theories of legislation and representation, electoral and legislative structures, the role of text and precedent in statutory interpretation, substantive canons, legislative history, and agency interpretations. Reap the benefits of the authors' experience, opinions, and insight and gain a working knowledge of the area.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642421088
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Introduction to Transactional Lawyering Practice

Alicia Alvarez

This book has been revised substantially for 2021 and beyond. Each chapter in the book has been updated and this second edition includes a new chapter on employment issues. The book continues to be dedicated to the work of a full array of transactional clinics and serves as the basic introductory reading material for the seminar component of a law school transactional clinical course. The book includes chapters addressing:Skill issues as they relate specifically to transactional practice, including interviewing, counseling, negotiation and drafting;Ethical and professional role issues arising in that type of work;Issues specific to remote and virtual interactions with clients and others;Community group representation and economic development; andSubstantive law topics that students typically encounter in transactional clinics.The book also has relevance to simulation-based courses focusing on transactional practice.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642427950
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Opinions Throughout History: Law Enforcement in America

Micah Issit

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781642658460
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Rules on Paper, Rules in Practice

Edouard Aldahdah

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781464807589
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Contemporary Reforms of Labour Market and Industrial Relations System in India

K.R. Shyam Sundar

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9789332704527
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Treaty Series 3038 (English/French Edition)

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9789219009943
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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UNCLOS

Alok Bansal

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9789390095223
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Farming for Our Future

Peter H. Lehner

Farming for Our Future examines the policies and legal reforms necessary to accelerate the adoption of practices that can make agriculture in the United States climate-neutral or better. These proven practices will also make our food system more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Agriculture's contribution to climate change is substantial—much more so than official figures suggest—and we will not be able to achieve our overall mitigation goals unless agricultural emissions sharply decline. Fortunately, farms and ranches can be a major part of the climate solution, while protecting biodiversity, strengthening rural communities, and improving the lives of the workers who cultivate our crops and rear our animals. The importance of agricultural climate solutions can not be underestimated; it is a critical element both in ensuring our food security and limiting climate change. This book provides essential solutions to address the greatest crises of our time.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781585762378
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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