Practicing Environmental Law

Todd Aagaard

Practicing Environmental Law brings the provocative challenges of environmental law practice into the classroom. The book covers the traditional subject matter of an environmental law course, but with an innovative practice-based approach. Each chapter is organized around a series of case study-style problems, which require students to address an environmental problem relying on a range of supporting materials. As students work through the book, they will develop an environmental justice advocacy strategy, decide whether to bring novel Clean Air Act litigation to address climate change, consider whether fireworks displays are point sources of water pollution, assess whether the Army Corps of Engineers must prepare an environmental impact statement for a new utility line, negotiate an enforcement settlement, and negotiate the contents of a landscape-scale habitat conservation plan—among many other exercises. In tackling these problems, students will review and use affidavits, administrative orders and guidance documents, biological opinions, white papers, letters, and other document types, in addition to many statutory and regulatory excerpts and court cases. In short, they will simulate the work that environmental attorneys actually do in practice. The casebook and the accompanying online self-assessment questions written by the authors teach the basics of environmental law and also help students gain deeper understanding of, and heightened enthusiasm for, a crucially important legal field.The new second edition of Practicing Environmental Law adds a short chapter on toxics regulation, updates the materials throughout the book to reflect recent legal developments, adds a new problem on using common law claims to address climate change, and streamlines and refines many of the existing problems.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781684678990
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Women in American Law

Judith A. Baer

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780841914315
  • Publication Date: Dec 2002
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Answering the Call of the Court

Vanessa A. Baird

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780813925820
  • Publication Date: Mar 2007
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Local Government Law

Lynn A. Baker

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781609303181
  • Publication Date: Dec 2014
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Reckless Legislation

Michael A. Bamberger

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780813527321
  • Publication Date: Feb 2000
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Gilbert Law Summaries, Taxation of Individuals

Steven A. Bank

Comprehensive outline on Income Tax law with detailed explanations of relevant law, capsule summary, and exam tips.

  • Imprint: Gilbert
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684676170
  • Publication Date: Jan 2020
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Climate Justice

Randall S. Abate

Climate change is one of the most complex political, social, and environmental issues of this century, and climate change adaptation has become an increasingly large focus of global efforts. The international community's attention on adaptation has been primarily focused on developing countries' needs, with consensus that the world's most vulnerable communities—the urban and rural poor, low-lying island nations, and indigenous peoples—require additional protection. It was in response to this need for equity that "climate justice" emerged.Climate justice can be defined generally as addressing the disproportionate burden of climate change impacts on poor and marginalized communities. It seeks to promote more equitable allocation of the burdens of these impacts at the local, national, and global levels through proactive regulatory initiatives and reactive judicial remedies that draw on international human rights and domestic environmental justice theories. Yet, efforts to define climate justice as a field of inquiry can be elusive and underinclusive because the concept is so vast in scope.Climate Justice: Case Studies in Global and Regional Governance Challenges seeks to fill that void, providing an overview of the landscape of climate justice from a variety of legal and geographic perspectives in a case study format. Drawing on the expertise of 29 contributors from 16 countries, the book analyzes climate justice from an international law perspective and from the perspectives of legal responses to promote climate justice in several regions of the world, including Pacific island nations, South Asia, North America, Africa, and the Middle East. It addresses proposed solutions to a range of regulatory obstacles under international law, U.S. law, and foreign domestic law in seeking to promote climate justice on a global scale.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781585761814
  • Publication Date: Dec 2016
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Finding Justice

Lynne A. Battaglia

  • Imprint: George F. Thompson Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781938086298
  • Publication Date: May 2015
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Introduction to Legal Method and Process

Michael A. Berch

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780314200532
  • Publication Date: Apr 2010
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The Administration of Justice: An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System in America

Robert Aberle

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781524992446
  • Publication Date: Sep 2019
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International Commercial Arbitration in a Nutshell

George A. Bermann

This is a 1st edition of a Nutshell on an exceptionally topical subject. International Commercial Arbitration is a flourishing alternative to the litigation of transnational disputes in domestic courts. Unlike other subjects, it must deal with two interlocking international dispute resolution regimes: the complex international arbitral regime itself, together with the important role of courts in enforcing arbitration agreement, intervening in an ongoing arbitration, and conducting judicial review of the eventual awards.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780314264817
  • Publication Date: Sep 2020
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Transnational Litigation In a Nutshell

George A. Bermann

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781683286547
  • Publication Date: Jan 2021
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Elections and Democracy in Central America, Revisited

John A. Booth

Elections and Democracy in Central America, Revisited

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780807845387
  • Publication Date: Oct 1995
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And Justice for All

Burton A. Boxerman

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780990353003
  • Publication Date: Sep 2014
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The Forms and Functions of Tort Law

Kenneth Abraham

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781634594516
  • Publication Date: Mar 2017
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Effective Legal Writing

Douglas E. Abrams

"The English language knows only two types of writing—good writing and bad writing. Good legal writing is good writing about a legal subject." From this core proposition, this compact book provides lessons ideal for 1L Legal Research and Writing courses, upper class writing courses, and lawyers who wish to continue professional development. Leading judges and lawyers deliver many of the lessons.An early chapter covers the foundations of good legal writing, beginning with avid reading as well as professional commitment to the client's interests. Also covered are such foundations as identifying the intended audience, scheduling, outlining, orienting readers, and maintaining civility and professionalism.Later chapters concern researching, writing, editing, and dismantling barriers to effective writing. Topics include the consequences of inadequate research; the four fundamentals of good legal writing (conciseness, precision, simplicity, and clarity); and the roles of reason and passion in persuasive writing. Chapters on editing and proofreading stress the writer's need to restrain pride of authorship that would stiffen resistance to constructive pre-publication input. Chapters also treat three major barriers – misused jargon, acronyms, and footnotes.Chapters on versatility describe how lawyers, if their personal and professional circumstances permit, can fulfill professional responsibility and achieve personal satisfaction by writing in such diverse forums as newspaper editorial pages, law reviews, bar association journals, and blogs.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647087456
  • Publication Date: Jan 2021
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Children and the Law in a Nutshell

Douglas E. Abrams

This thoroughly updated Nutshell follows the structure and format of the authors' popular casebook—Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy, and Practice. The authors have devoted entire chapters to the meaning of "parent," civil and criminal abuse and neglect, the foster care system, adoption, medical decision-making, support and other financial responsibilities, protective legislation, and delinquency. Representation of children is covered throughout the book. Also treated for comparative purposes are several relevant international law issues, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, international child labor, and U.S. tobacco exports.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781640201897
  • Publication Date: Mar 2018
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Contemporary Family Law

Douglas E. Abrams

This popular family law casebook engages students with the significant changes to the American family and the corresponding evolution of family law doctrine and policy. In the fifth edition, all 17 chapters are fully updated to reflect the latest family law developments, including ones that have occurred since Obergefell v. Hodges (2015).The book emphasizes that contemporary families take a variety of forms, including marital and nonmarital adult relationships, and that constitutional considerations play an increasingly important role in family law. The fifth edition preserves and builds on the approach of the earlier editions: presenting core substantive family law doctrine while also exploring ongoing and emerging policy debates and discussing the importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations with experts in fields such as psychology and accounting. A limited number of new cases replace older ones in most chapters, and the introductions to and notes and questions following each lead case, statute, or article have been thoroughly updated. In addition, problems for discussion in each chapter—including new and updated problems for this edition—enable students to apply doctrine in real-life settings that lawyers face.Contemporary Family Law also introduces the myriad issues central to family law practice and to a lawyer's ethical and professional responsibilities. The book includes material on shifting paradigms in family law practice and the roles of family lawyers, and devotes separate chapters to professional ethics, alternative dispute resolution, and private ordering. The book addresses jurisdictional issues in one integrated chapter.In addition to providing a grounding in the historical and contemporary regulation of marriage, the book includes material throughout on the legal treatment of nonmarital couples and their children. The book also explores the diverse pathways to legal parentage and their impact on parent-child and co-parent relationships. Moreover, because child custody arrangements lead to some of the most acrimonious family disputes, this casebook devotes two chapters to custody: the first treats the initial custody decision, and the second explores continuing litigation concerning visitation, custody, and key childrearing decisions after the initial disposition, including disputes involving third parties such as cohabitants and grandparents. Both custody chapters include disputes involving nonmarital children.The fifth edition includes new and expanded material throughout, such as:Issues arising after Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Supreme Court's decision on the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry and to have every state recognize their marriage, and the decision's ramifications throughout family law, including rules for entering marriage, parentage, domestic partnerships, civil unions, and other legal statuses.Changes in marriage regulation, including state bigamy and legal challenges to them and "child marriage," including legislative efforts to raise the minimum age of marriage, with examples of new legislation.Developments involving nonmarital couples, including Blumenthal v. Brewer's affirmation of Illinois's policy against allowing economic remedies for nonmarital couples.Changes in parentage law, including surrogacy legislation, the latest revision of the Uniform Parentage Act (2017), and the new Uniform Nonparent Custody and Visitation Act adopted in 2018. Extensive coverage of debt and family finances, new material drawn from numerous studies on the current economic climate (replacing the excerpt from Elizabeth Warren on bankruptcy), as well as new material on how the 2017 changes to federal tax law affect families;Discussion of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt (S. Ct. 2016) and later developments in the courts and in state legislatures regulating access to abortion;New lead cases on moral fitness in custody adjudication and domestic violence in custody decisions with substantially revised notes;a new lead case on relocation by a custodial parent—here a male nurse—reflecting changes in the law in many jurisdictions; expanded notes on parental decisions involving transgender youth; and a new discussion of disputes over "custody" of animal companions, commonly known as pets.A full chapter containing updated materials about domestic violence and its harmful effects on marital and nonmarital households, and about intrafamily tort actions and family-related tort actions brought against family members by third persons.A full chapter on adoption, including the latest trends and practices in transracial adoption, international adoption by American parents, and adoption by same-sex couples.A fully updated chapter on the child support obligations of marital and non-marital parents.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781640205918
  • Publication Date: Jul 2019
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Effective Legal Writing

Douglas E. Abrams

"The English language knows only two types of writing—good writing and bad writing. Good legal writing is good writing about a legal subject." From this core proposition, this compact book provides researching and writing lessons for 1L's, upper class law students, and practicing lawyers. Leading judges, lawyers, and literary figures help deliver many of the lessons.An early chapter covers the foundations of good legal writing, beginning with avid reading, maintaining personal and professional commitment to the client's interests, and "earning the right to a reader." Also covered are such foundations as identifying the audience, scheduling, outlining, orienting readers, maintaining civility and professionalism, and adhering to bias-free writing.Later chapters concern researching, writing, editing, and dismantling barriers to effective written expression. Topics include the consequences of inadequate research; the four fundamentals of good legal writing (conciseness, precision, simplicity, and clarity); and reason and passion in persuasive writing. Chapters on editing and proofreading stress the writer's need to restrain pride of authorship that would stiffen resistance to constructive pre-publication input. Chapters treat three major barriers – misused jargon, acronyms, and footnotes.Chapters on Versatility describe how lawyers, if their personal and professional circumstances permit, can fulfill professional responsibility and achieve personal satisfaction by writing in such diverse forums as newspaper editorial pages, law reviews, bar association journals, and blogs.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781628102352
  • Publication Date: Apr 2016
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Federal Corporate Taxation

Howard E. Abrams

The eighth edition of this popular student supplement retains the cradle-to-grave ordering of prior editions and is updated to reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as well as other recent changes in the law. In addition to using a "cradle-to-grave" approach to corporate taxation, the book features a discussion of taxable and tax-free corporate acquisitions and penalty provisions. It also surveys the tax treatment of S corporations and (briefly) consolidated groups. Full of examples with explanations of both how and why the system works as it does, this book can be used alongside any standard casebook. It may also be used as a primary text for those who emphasize the problem method and have developed their own problem set.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642421071
  • Publication Date: Nov 2019
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