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: Oct 2021
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June 2020 Supplement to North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Civil Cases

Shea Riggsbee Denning

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642380026
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Criminal Cases, 2020 Edition

Shea Riggsbee Denning

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781642380132
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Police Accountability

John B. Stephens

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642380293
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Final Report on City Services for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Dale J. Roenigk

  • Imprint: UNC School of Government
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642380361
  • Publication Date: Oct 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: Oct 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: Oct 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: Oct 2021
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Cases and Materials on Legislation and Regulation

William N. Eskridge Jr.

The 2021 Supplement incorporates important developments that have arisen or deepened since the publication of the sixth edition of the casebook in 2020. These developments include Notes on Reconciliation and the Filibuster in Chapter 1; Supreme Court decisions addressed to the law of representational structures in Chapter 2 (Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee) and to theories of statutory interpretation in Chapter 5 (Bostock v. Clayton County and Niz-Chavez v. Garland); extended Notes on original public meaning and a newer textualism in Chapter 5 and a Note on continuing debate over the series qualifier canon in Chapter 6 (Facebook Inc. v. Duguid).The Supplement further includes treatment of a number of recent Supreme Court decisions in Chapter 8, on appointment and removal (Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Finance Protection Bureau; Collins v. Yellin; and United States v. Arthrex); on notice and comment rulemaking (Federal Communications Commission v. Prometheus Radio Project); and on judicial review of agency rules (Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the Univ. of California); and an extended Note on Executive Orders and the Regulatory Process in the Trump and Biden Eras. Finally, the Supplement covers a recent Supreme Court decision addressing deference to agency interpretations in Chapter 9 (Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis).

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642429251
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Beyond the Rules

Catherine Gage O'Grady

This concise book brings behavioral insights to the wide array of topics commonly taught in the required professional responsibility course, including admission to the practice of law, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, representing entities, prosecutorial and criminal defense ethics, litigation and negotiation ethics, legal billing, and managerial and subordinate responsibilities. Behavioral legal ethics relies on empirical research to explore how lawyers actually make ethical decisions in context, rather than how they predict they would decide an ethical dilemma. This approach complements the law of lawyering by seeking to understand how various psychological factors and situational pressures explain and influence decision-making and resulting ethical (or unethical) action. Each chapter explores findings from behavioral science that pertain to ethical decision-making such as motivated reasoning, confirmation bias and other cognitive biases, fast thinking, the fundamental attribution error, wrongful obedience, conformity, moral disengagement, and much more. In addition, each chapter contains relevant case studies and reflection questions to deepen and cement students' understanding of the role of behavioral legal ethics in professional responsibility. Finally, the book offers ideas for individual attorneys and legal organizations to improve ethical decision-making.The book can be used as a stand-alone text in a required professional responsibility course, along with the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and select cases and materials, or it can be used as a supplement to a professional responsibility casebook. In addition, the book can be used in advanced legal ethics courses. The authors, both scholars in the field of behavioral legal ethics, are professional responsibility professors who have incorporated behavioral legal ethics into their own classrooms. They have found that students enjoy studying and discussing behavioral insights, and that integrating a behavioral focus to the study of legal ethics helps students better understand the ethical doctrines, policy, and context that underlie the law of lawyering and the ABA Model Rules. A sampling of student testimonials include:"I found the psychology of legal ethics extremely helpful. It really allowed me to focus in on the issues I know I will be challenged with when I enter the legal profession.""I liked how the course was not just putting the rule on the board and going over it, which I have heard some professors do. I liked looking at the rules through a behavioral science lens.""I appreciated the unique take from the behavioral sciences side.""It is kind of hard to imagine studying ethics without any mention of the psychological issues at this point."

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642429947
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Texas People's Court

Mark Dunn

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781623499785
  • Publication Date: Oct 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: Oct 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: Oct 2021
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Civil Procedure

Jack H. Friedenthal

Gain insight into the laws governing all of the major steps in the civil litigation process, starting with jurisdiction, venue, and ascertaining the governing law, and moving through pleading, joinder, discovery, pretrial management and adjudication, trials, appeals, and the effect and enforcement of judgments. Class actions and other forms of complex, multiparty litigation, as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), are also covered. This text addresses the major themes underlying the various rules and procedures, and it has continuing utility as a desk book in legal practice and as an entrée into deeper research.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647082697
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Legal Malpractice Law

Vincent R. Johnson

Legal Malpractice Law is a practical, problem-oriented text designed for use in elective courses on Legal Malpractice, Professional Liability, or Advanced Legal Ethics. It may also be used in required Professional Responsibility courses that want to focus more on malpractice liability than on lawyer discipline. Each chapter includes explanatory text that relies on recent cases, code provisions, statutes, and commentary. A small number of tightly edited principal cases offer insight into the current state of legal malpractice law. The problems, including many that are based on actual controversies, deal with liability concerns that practitioners encounter. The book examines claims brought by clients and non-clients. It also integrates malpractice prevention lessons. Relevant ethics rules are discussed.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647082857
  • Publication Date: Oct 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: Oct 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: Oct 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: Oct 2021
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Legislation and Regulation

John F. Manning

This updated casebook is designed for a first-year class on Legislation & Regulation, and provides a proven, ready-to-use set of materials for those interested in introducing such a class to their 1L curriculum. The book focuses on the tools and methods of interpreting legal texts, using Supreme Court and other appellate decisions as the primary texts, yet the note material gently introduces students to applicable insights from political science, history, economics, and philosophy. The book aims to familiarize students with tools and techniques that lawyers and judges use when crafting legal arguments in statutory or regulatory contexts, and to give students a sense of the larger questions of institutional design implicated by these interpretive questions.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647085438
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Cases and Materials on Land Use

David L. Callies

This casebook covers the entire range of land use law and related constitutional and environmental issues. The 8th edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect new caselaw as well as legislative and regulatory trends at the federal, state, and local levels. The 8th edition reflects modern land use policy goals, which include, among others, promoting sustainable development and addressing the extensive impact that land use segregation has had on the distribution of wealth in this country.Chapter One, which sets the stage for the rest of the book, includes nuisance law, restrictive covenants, with new cases on racial covenants and common interest communities, and the development and legal underpinnings of legislative zoning and comprehensive planning. Chapter Two covers the basics of zoning and the classic approach to zoning changes, flexible modern techniques, such as conditional zoning, floating zones, and planned unit developments, the process through which zoning changes are made, and the complexities of non-conforming uses, vested rights, and development agreements. Chapter Three examines federal constitutional issues in land use law, including challenges arising under the Takings Clause, the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses, and the First Amendment. This Chapter includes the Supreme Court's decision in Knick v. Township of Scott and reflects the major jurisdictional impacts on ripeness, finality, and the exhaustion of remedies.Chapter Four offers concise coverage of subdivision regulation and infrastructure financing. Chapter Five focuses on housing and has been updated to reflect approaches to homelessness and its impact on local communities. Chapter Six explores strategies to revitalize the urban core, including the controversial use of eminent domain to clear land for redevelopment, as well as tax incentives, business improvement districts, public-private partnerships, land banking, and flexible housing codes. Chapter Seven examines growth management strategies, including land use moratoria and population caps that limit growth, as well as policies designed to prevent sprawl and preserve agricultural lands. Chapter Eight, which has been combined with Chapter Nine from the prior edition, addresses the impact of land use regulation on environmental resilience and sustainability and the move towards sustainable development.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647085506
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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