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Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination Author Susan Grover
ISBN-10 1611633087
Release 2013-12-06
Pages 608
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Students will be better prepared for professional life if they leave law school with an ability to conceptualize legal theory, a sensitivity to the contexts in which legal rules operate and a concrete understanding of the lawyer's role as a professional problem solver. While retaining the methods used in traditional legal education, this text uses numerous exercises designed to engage students beyond the realm of traditional legal reasoning and to develop a core skill set crucial to employment discrimination attorneys. Employment Discrimination: A Context and Practice Casebook asks students to view legal problems through different lenses, from the perspective of a plaintiff's lawyer, a judge, an in-house counsel, a defense attorney, a victim of discrimination, a person accused of discrimination, a human resources professional, and an employer. It helps students gain an understanding of what each of these individuals might consider in resolving a legal problem. The exercises' fact patterns involve both litigation and transactional contexts to help students understand the multi-faceted roles of employment discrimination attorneys. Perhaps most importantly, this book also tries to help students understand how the policy and theory underlying discrimination law affect the doctrine. The book contains numerous problems challenging students to question the underlying theory of American employment discrimination law and to consider how the law might work differently if it were based on a different set of theoretical assumptions. One of the highlights of the text is the Capstone Experience. The Capstone Experience gives students an opportunity to combine the theoretical, doctrinal, historical, and practical knowledge they have gained throughout the casebook and to use that knowledge to resolve real-world problems. The Capstone Experience provides five different exercises, each focusing on a different skill set. This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.



Mastering Statutory Interpretation

Mastering Statutory Interpretation Author Linda D. Jellum
ISBN-10 1611634563
Release 2013
Pages 396
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Mastering Statutory Interpretation explains the methods of interpreting statutes, including a discussion of the various theories and canons of interpretation. The book begins by exploring these theories and identifying the sources of meaning the theorists use to interpret statutes, including intrinsic, extrinsic, and policy-based. Throughout, the text uses the major cases in each area of study to explain how the canons work in practice. Finally, each chapter provides a concise roadmap and summary to introduce and encapsulate the most important material. The second edition adds one new chapter to address the administrative issues that faculty teaching legislation and regulation need, as well as a running hypothetical to help students better implement what they are learning. This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.



Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law Author David S. Schwartz
ISBN-10 1531004547
Release 2017
Pages 1200
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Constitutional Law: A Context and Practice Casebook, Second Edition, offers comprehensive coverage without backbreaking bulk, and allows you to teach constitutional law your own way, without having to fight the book. Using its unique electronic ¿Expansion Pack¿ system of supplemental modules, you can customize your course while still following the book¿s structure. That structure is streamlined into five parts of two chapters each, which cover all the essential doctrines of Constitutional Law. The book can be used for any general Con Law course, whether offered in the first semester or later, and whether it covers governmental structure, individual rights, or both. Its comprehensive Teacher¿s Manual provides succinct but thorough answers for all discussion questions and offers useful guidance for new adopters and first-time Constitutional Law teachers.



Employment Discrimination Law

Employment Discrimination Law Author George Rutherglen
ISBN-10 1599418126
Release 2010
Pages 263
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This book is intended as an introduction to the field of employment discrimination law, both at the abstract level of theory and at the concrete level of doctrine. It is as much an introduction for experienced lawyers and scholars who come to this field with a thorough knowledge of other aspects of the law as for law students who have just begun preparing for their careers. The new edition offers an up-to-date introduction to employment discrimination law: the major statutes, the current cases, the outstanding issues, and the competing policies in this field. The leading decisions of the Supreme Court receive a comprehensive analysis, in terms both of theory and doctrine, putting them in the context of the relevant statutory provisions and other judicial decisions. This book offers three different theoretical perspectives based on history, economics, and critical social theory to explain both the complexities and the tensions inherent in existing law.



Labor Law in the Contemporary Workplace

Labor Law in the Contemporary Workplace Author Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt
ISBN-10 0314289364
Release 2014-02-06
Pages 1257
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Labor Law in the Contemporary Workplace is organized around contemporary problems as a means of teaching the core principles of labor law. It prepares students for the practice of labor law in the contemporary workplace by introducing them to the principles of American labor law and many of the issues that labor law attorneys face. Although the primary focus of the book is the National Labor Relations Act, considerable attention is given to the Railway Labor Act and public-sector labor laws because of their growing relative importance in contemporary practice. The second edition takes account of changes in the law since the first edition was published and in particular new interpretations of the National Labor Relations Act by the National Labor Relations Board and recent state restrictions on public sector collective bargaining.



ADR in the Workplace

ADR in the Workplace Author Laura J. Cooper
ISBN-10 0314195882
Release 2014-01-29
Pages 1089
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This text is suitable for use in law schools, business schools, and schools of industrial relations. It addresses ADR topics through a wide diversity of materials, including judicial decisions, arbitration awards, essays, and questions and problems for class discussion. Sections on judicial determinations of arbitrability, judicial review, injunctions, deferral, and the duty of fair representation offer thorough coverage of legal issues. Extensive treatment of the substance and practice of labor arbitration provides material for courses focusing on labor arbitration practice. Materials on dispute resolution in the nonunion setting address a broad range of issues including law, theory, practice, and policy.



Civil Procedure for All States

Civil Procedure for All States Author Benjamin V. Madison
ISBN-10 1594605106
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 353
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Civil Procedure for All States is unique in scope. No other casebook or textbook has sought to take the procedural doctrines that arise in the stages of a civil action and address them for each state. Each chapter describes the majority approach to a procedural doctrine, the significant minority approach, and those states that are peculiar in their approach. By taking this comprehensive approach, the book has been able to identify the common decision-making steps that a lawyer must take in handling any case, in any state. Thus, the book has the student-as-associate thinking through the questions that a seasoned litigator would consider at each stage. The student then applies the law of that student's jurisdiction to the problems that arise at each stage of a case. After resolving questions that sharpen the student's ability to deal with a given procedural issue, each chapter incorporates numerous questions that force the student to wrestle with matters of professionalism and ethics. This book is designed to follow the new Context and Practice Series. Books in the series will feature elements that recent studies of legal pedagogy (Best Practices in Legal Education and the Carnegie Foundation's Educating Lawyers) recommend as essential to improving law school teaching. First, the books will emphasize heavily the practical application of the legal doctrines addressed in each book. Students will be placed in the roles of practitioners handling simulated cases. They will apply the legal doctrines that they learn in the book in exercises that require them to perform tasks that lawyers actually perform. As the studies mentioned above underscore, teaching in this manner will serve more than one purpose. It will not only better prepare students for practice. It will show students the significance of the material they are learning by demonstrating the reality that they will be using these doctrines. Second, the C & P Series will also accomplish another primary goal of the Best Practices and Educating Lawyers studies. That goal is to engage students in professional identity formation so that, when they begin practicing, they will have a better idea of the kind of lawyers they want to be.



Statutory Supplement to Employment Discrimination Law

Statutory Supplement to Employment Discrimination Law Author Dianne Avery
ISBN-10 031426731X
Release 2010
Pages 175
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This compilation of statuatory law on equality in the workplace supplements the development of the body of law on employment discrimination. Explanatory materials on equality in the workplace accompany the selections.



The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication 4 Volume Set

The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication  4 Volume Set Author Craig Scott
ISBN-10 9781118955604
Release 2017-03-06
Pages 2592
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The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication offers a comprehensive collection of entries contributed by international experts on the origin, evolution, and current state of knowledge of all facets of contemporary organizational communication. Represents the definitive international reference resource on a topic of increasing relevance, in a new series of sub-disciplinary international encyclopedias Examines organization communication across a range of contexts, including NGOs, global corporations, community cooperatives, profit and non-profit organizations, formal and informal collectives, virtual work, and more Features topics ranging from leader-follower communication, negotiation and bargaining and organizational culture to the appropriation of communication technologies, emergence of inter-organizational networks, and hidden forms of work and organization Offers an unprecedented level of authority and diverse perspectives, with contributions from leading international experts in their associated fields Part of The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association



Work Law Cases and Materials 2015

Work Law  Cases and Materials  2015 Author Marion G. Crain
ISBN-10 9781632815392
Release 2015-05-27
Pages
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The law of work has evolved as a patchwork of legal interventions in the labor market, sometimes by statute, and sometimes through the common law of judicial decisions. Most law school curricula divide the law of work into three topical areas--Labor Law, Employment Law, and Employment Discrimination--and offer separate courses in each area. Labor law in the United States is understood to encompass the study of the National Labor Relations Act, the law governing union organizing and collective bargaining. It is the law of collective rights at work. Employment law refers to the statutes and common law governing individual rights at work. It ranges from minimum standards legislation to judicially created doctrines based in tort and contract law. Employment discrimination law deals with the statutes and interpretative case law advancing the antidiscrimination norm in the workplace. These statutes address the problem of status discrimination at work (e.g., discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation). A comprehensive study of the law of work also provides an opportunity to assess critically what form enforcement of rights should take. Should conflicts between employers and employees be channeled into private resolution systems such as collective bargaining or contractual arbitration, or is the public interest sufficient to justify committing administrative, judicial and legislative resources to it? What is the significance of casting employee rights as collective--and therefore entrusting their enforcement to an employee representative such as a union--versus conceptualizing them as individual? Must such a collective representative be independent of the employer, or do employer-initiated employee committees further worker voice just as effectively? Doesn't history also warn of the risks of subordinating individual interests to those of the collective, particularly in the context of a diverse workforce with minority groups characterized by race, ethnicity or gender? Accordingly, the casebook is called " Work Law" and it endeavors to present basic materials on each system of labor market regulation. The book identies core themes of conflict and concern in the workplace, canvass the governing law, and offer a vantage point for assessment. Several themes furnish the organizing structure for the book. The book asks how law should mediate the perennial conflict between employer and employee rights; what difference it makes whether employee rights are conceptualized individually or collectively; what significance the increasing racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the workforce should have for legal policy; whether dispute resolution systems should be privatized (via collective bargaining or individual contract) or remain in the public fora (courts and legislatures); and whether law is the most effective way to address interests of employers and employees (as contrasted, for example, with human resource practices, employer initiatives, or employee self-help measures). The book will be most useful in Employment Law courses that address the significance of conceptualizing rights at work individually as opposed to collectively. Its strength is its refusal to categorize the law of the workplace in doctrinal boxes that may be out-of-date by the time the book reaches maturity. The book adverts to Labor Law principles at a number of points throughout the book, but at a policy level rather than a doctrinal level, as a way of introducing and evaluating an alternative model of employee representation; the book does not assume any knowledge of Labor Law on the part of teacher or student and makes no effort to provide a satisfactory substitute for a Labor Law text. The book offers some detail in the law of Employment Discrimination but does so primarily with an eye toward surveying the field and assessing antidiscrimination regulation as a response to an increasingly diverse workforce, rather than providing an in-depth study of Employment Discrimination principles. The text surveys the existing legal landscape, but it does not stop there. Work Law is an exciting and intellectually stimulating practice area because it is of necessity in a constant state of flux, responding to labor market innovations. Flexibility in thinking is vital to this area of practice. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.



1000 Days to the Bar

1000 Days to the Bar Author Dennis J. Tonsing
ISBN-10 9780837738130
Release 2010
Pages 201
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This is a powerful, accessible and practical book that breaks law school learning strategies into understandable, logical and practical steps that maximize the effect of students’ study efforts, and explicitly ties those learning strategies to the strategies practicing lawyers use to understand, analyze and apply legal concepts in the real- life representation of their clients. Students who employ its methods not only improve their law school performances and increase their chances of passing the bar on their first try, but they also come to understand the practical implica- tions of their hard work for the transition into the real world of practice, where clients entrust to lawyers the protection of their rights, their property, liberties, sometimes even their lives. In other words, students will learn how to practice law while pursuing success in studying law.



Constitutional Law in Context

Constitutional Law in Context Author MICHAEL KENT. CURTIS
ISBN-10 1531008437
Release 2018-03-02
Pages 1606
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The new one-volume edition of Constitutional Law in Context (down from two volumes) continues to provide historical materials, as well as essays and a timeline that together highlight the organic development of constitutional law. These essays, and additional diagrams, help students understand doctrine and cases. This was among the first constitutional law books to take a historical and contextual approach; that focus remains, complemented by current developments.



Criminal Law

Criminal Law Author Ellen S. Podgor
ISBN-10 1531007678
Release 2017-12-03
Pages 720
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Criminal Law: Concepts and Practice is a leader in providing materials that match the skills and values emphasized for developing practicing lawyers. The Fourth Edition incorporates over fifty problems that allow the law professor to explore the practical impact of the theoretical concepts underlying criminal law. The book challenges students to consider issues of race in the criminal justice system. It retains its international and comparative notes and now includes several new cases and problems. The authors support a website, criminallawbook.com, that offers podcasts, syllabi, PowerPoints, and other teaching materials that complement the book. In short, the text combines theory and practice and is compact, student-friendly, flexible, and high-tech.



Workers Compensation Law Cases Materials and Text

Workers  Compensation Law  Cases  Materials  and Text Author Lex K. Larson
ISBN-10 9780327194187
Release 2013-10-16
Pages
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The Fifth Edition of Workers' Compensation Law is a blend of conventional casebook style and concise text. The basic concepts of workers' compensation - including course of employment, arising out of employment, injury by accident, employee status - are covered in the more traditional fashion, with case excerpts provided for students to learn these concepts. The Fifth Edition of Workers' Compensation Law preserves the essential and thorough treatment of these basic aspects while adding or expanding material on current topical issues, such as: • Recovery of benefits by undocumented workers; • Compensability of claims related to terrorist attacks; • Psychological stress claims; • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other repetitive-motion injuries; • Interplay of Workers' Compensation with the Americans with Disabilities Act; • Choice of medical provider; • Special problems of working at home; • Use of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques; • Recent developments with Second Injury Funds; and • Exclusivity and the substantial certainty rule.



Civil Procedure

Civil Procedure Author Stephen N. Subrin
ISBN-10 9781454880325
Release 2016-08-02
Pages 1312
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Written by respected scholars and experienced educators, this book showcases rules and doctrine of civil procedure at work in actual practice of law. The procedural and nonprocedural aspects of the cases are thought-provoking, to hold students’ interest. Each chapter contains a well-written introduction, cases, and clear explanations of the doctrine, supported by comments and questions which deepen students’ understanding and clarify key concepts. This book also includes more than forty well-crafted problems the can be used in or out of class to to help students solidify their understanding of the materials. In-class exercises and simulations based on two sample case files are integrated throughout. Pleadings, memoranda, transcripts, exhibits, motions, and more – all taken from real cases – appear in the Appendix. Features: All cases and notes have been updated so that the book is current through the early part of 2016 Authors have added several practice exercises to the text that give students more experiential learning opportunities Two sample case files with transcripts, memoranda, exhibits, motions integrated throughout book Emphasis on lawyering skills and values and social responsibility Distinguished authorship by experienced educator-scholars



Current Issues in Constitutional Litigation

Current Issues in Constitutional Litigation Author Sarah E. Ricks
ISBN-10 1611637287
Release 2015-07-23
Pages 850
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This casebook focuses on the constitutional and statutory doctrines necessary to litigate 4th, 8th, and 14th Amendment claims, 1st Amendment religion claims that arise in prison, and the 11th Amendment defense. Every chapter places students in roles as practitioners handling simulated law practice problems; provides a doctrinal overview; includes exercises, visual aids, and questions to guide student reading; and includes materials that help students reflect on their professional roles. The second edition has new Supreme Court and circuit court authority, new jury instructions, and new exercises to help students become practice-ready and is adaptable for a 2, 3, or 4-credit course or for a Section 1983 constitutional clinic. This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.



The Law of American Health Care

The Law of American Health Care Author Nicole Huberfeld
ISBN-10 9781543802931
Release 2018-08-01
Pages 816
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The Law of American Health Care is the casebook for the new generation of health lawyers. It is a student-friendly casebook emphasizing lightly, carefully edited primary source excerpts, plain-language expository text, as well as focused questions for comprehension and problems for application of the concepts taught. The book engages topics in depth so students emerge with an understanding of the most important features of American health care law and hands-on experience working through cutting edge issues. Key Features: Focused on the needs of students who want to practice health care law in a post-ACA world. First health care law casebook to consider federal law as the baseline (as opposed to state law or common law). Intro chapter provides a set of organizing principles, illustrated with in-depth case studies, which are revisited and woven throughout the remaining chapters. “Pop-up” text boxes throughout with notes that highlight key lessons, or help to explain or enhance the material. Directed Questions and hypothetical Problems are provided as well as Capstone Problems at the end of each chapter. Approximately 800 pages, which is significantly more manageable than competitors. Focused directly on topics regularly encountered in the day-to-day practice of health law