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Evidence

Evidence Author Pavel Wonsowicz
ISBN-10 1594605211
Release 2012
Pages 545
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This casebook is designed to engage students with a wide range of learning styles and to explore evidence law from the eyes of an advocate. Through a problem-centered approach that focuses on the gray areas of the Federal Rules of Evidence, students will develop a heightened sensitivity to factual and legal arguments that govern the admissibility of evidence. This focus on legal argumentation allows students to actively cultivate an understanding of the legal doctrine behind the Federal Rules of Evidence as well as the role that facts and narrative play in legal reasoning. Exercises, visual aids, and video supplements in each chapter allow students to assess their learning.A single thread that runs through the book is video and case materials surrounding a North Carolina murder trial, State v. Peterson. The trial was memorialized in an award-winning documentary, The Staircase, directed by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. The casebook follows the trial, including the strategies undertaken by counsel and the battles over evidentiary issues that shaped both sides' narratives in the trial. Video excerpts will be provided to the instructor to add a further dimension to student learning and to reach a broad array of learning styles.The Teacher's Manual will include pedagogical analysis, visual aids related to the text, questions and exercises designed to be used in or out of class, and video excerpts from The Staircase.This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Development, Washburn University School of Law.



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.



Professional Responsibility

Professional Responsibility Author Barbara Glesner Fines
ISBN-10 1594606501
Release 2013
Pages 650
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This text is directed toward the learning outcomes students need and want in a basic professional responsibility course: mastering the doctrine regarding the regulation of law practice (including express instruction on reading rules and researching the law of professional responsibility); forming a vision of themselves as an attorney and a career plan that fits that vision; learning to identify the risks of discipline, liability, or business and reputational loss; and acquiring skills to practice law in a way that reduces those risks. The book provides clear learning outcomes for each unit, learning tools such as self-tests, checklists and graphics. Each chapter includes practice problems, including exercises designed to integrate skills such as reflection, research, counseling, and drafting. An appendix provides students advice on preparing for the multistate professional responsibility exam, with practice multiple-choice problems.This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Development, Washburn University School of Law.



Lawyers in Practice

Lawyers in Practice Author Leslie C. Levin
ISBN-10 9780226475172
Release 2012-04-16
Pages 392
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How do lawyers resolve ethical dilemmas in the everyday context of their practice? What are the issues that commonly arise, and how do lawyers determine the best ways to resolve them? Until recently, efforts to answer these questions have focused primarily on rules and legal doctrine rather than the real-life situations lawyers face in legal practice. The first book to present empirical research on ethical decision making in a variety of practice contexts, including corporate litigation, securities, immigration, and divorce law, Lawyers in Practice fills a substantial gap in the existing literature. Following an introduction emphasizing the increasing importance of understanding context in the legal profession, contributions focus on ethical dilemmas ranging from relatively narrow ethical issues to broader problems of professionalism, including the prosecutor’s obligation to disclose evidence, the management of conflicts of interest, and loyalty to clients and the court. Each chapter details the resolution of a dilemma from the practitioner’s point of view that is, in turn, set within a particular community of practice. Timely and practical, this book should be required reading for law students as well as students and scholars of law and society.



Animal Law

Animal Law Author Kathy Hessler
ISBN-10 1611630924
Release 2017
Pages 955
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This book offers animal law cases as a new lens through which law professors and students may explore core legal concepts across a broad range of courses, including contracts, criminal law, torts, property, constitutional law, commercial law, wills and trusts, domestic relations, environmental law, evidence, patent and tax law. This book helps law professors easily add a new perspective to cases they may already teach, and to incorporate new applications of legal concepts with the addition of animal law cases and conversation.



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.



Community Property in California

Community Property in California Author Grace Ganz Blumberg
ISBN-10 9781454874805
Release 2016-02-24
Pages 864
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Written by a recognized expert on community property and family law issues in California, Grace Ganz Blumberg's comprehensive casebook prepares students for the California bar examination and equips them for California practice in the areas of divorce, decedents--estates, and debtor-creditor law. Community Property in California carefully balances cases, notes, questions, and problems for student comprehension. Because community property is a relatively narrow subject involving the interplay of state legislation and case law, the casebook is structured to encourage students to develop and refine their analytic skills and to enable professors to guide their students in doing so. Comparative text puts California law into context by including references to the Uniform Marital Property Act and the marital property chapter of the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution. Key Features: Recent developments in the law of transmutation including In re Marriage of Valli, which extended the reach of the transmutation statutes to spousal transactions with third parties, overruling prior case law. Resolution of the good-faith issue in putative spouse doctrine: A putative spouse need only have a subjective good faith belief that she is married. Ceja v. Rudolph & Sletten, Inc. Update on the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry. Developments in judicial enforcement of the statutory disclosure rules at divorce.



Evidence

Evidence Author Sydney Aaron Beckman
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105134445902
Release 2009
Pages 965
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Evidence: A Contemporary Approach is the latest addition in a new breed of casebook. This book provides a comprehensive, engaging and effective treatment of evidence presented in a clear and concise format that is accessible and engaging to students. The casebook features a novel visual display and layout that uses text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, references to scholarly debates, useful information for students, and questions to provoke thought. A major distinguishing feature of the book is its inclusion of an accompanying electronic version with extensive hyperlinking to Westlaw versions of legal materials, Black's Law Dictionary definitions, supplementary online resources, and more.



California Evidentiary Foundations

California Evidentiary Foundations Author Edward J. Imwinkelried
ISBN-10 9781579115678
Release 2016-10-12
Pages 778
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California Evidentiary Foundations takes the abstract principles of evidence and organizes them into concise statements and illustrates their uses with sample transcripts of the elements being applied in the courtroom. It helps attorneys focus their case around a theme, and understand the theories behind proving up evidence in both civil and criminal cases. California Evidentiary Foundations includes complete references to the California Evidence Code, key cases, legislative history and citations to secondary authorities such as Jefferson, Witkin, C.E.B. texts.



International Women s Rights Equality and Justice

International Women s Rights  Equality  and Justice Author Christine M. Venter
ISBN-10 1594607087
Release 2012
Pages 503
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International Women's Rights, Equality and Justice explores the history and development of women's rights in the context of international human rights law. From the 1848 Seneca Declaration to the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to the present day, women's struggles for rights, freedom from discrimination, and equality are canvassed.The book details gender based claims brought in domestic courts, as well as those brought in regional or international fora, and explores the various remedies available, depending on where a claim is adjudicated. The text also canvasses the important contributions of NGOs, and challenges students to think about tactical, strategic, contextual and pragmatic choices that lawyers are called on to make when representing clients. Along with excerpts of cases and briefs, the text includes samples of complaint forms and instructions.International Women's Rights, Equality, and Justice could be used in a two or three credit specialized class, or as part of a general International Human Rights or Gender class. It also provides a useful collection of documents and overview of the law for policy makers.This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Development, Washburn University School of Law.



Public Health Ethics Cases Spanning the Globe

Public Health Ethics  Cases Spanning the Globe Author Drue H. Barrett
ISBN-10 9783319238470
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 329
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This Open Access book highlights the ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in the practice of public health. It is also a tool to support instruction, debate, and dialogue regarding public health ethics. Although the practice of public health has always included consideration of ethical issues, the field of public health ethics as a discipline is a relatively new and emerging area. There are few practical training resources for public health practitioners, especially resources which include discussion of realistic cases which are likely to arise in the practice of public health. This work discusses these issues on a case to case basis and helps create awareness and understanding of the ethics of public health care. The main audience for the casebook is public health practitioners, including front-line workers, field epidemiology trainers and trainees, managers, planners, and decision makers who have an interest in learning about how to integrate ethical analysis into their day to day public health practice. The casebook is also useful to schools of public health and public health students as well as to academic ethicists who can use the book to teach public health ethics and distinguish it from clinical and research ethics.



Professional Responsibility

Professional Responsibility Author W. Bradley Wendel
ISBN-10 9780735562448
Release 2007
Pages 471
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Now in its Second Edition, Examples & Explanations: Professional Responsibility continues to be an appropriate ancillary source for students in any Professional Responsibility course. Not only does it utilize the proven pedagogy of the E&E series, but it is a completely comprehensive and well-balanced text. This problem-oriented guide is not a simple march through the Model Rules. Instead, it is structured around concepts, with rules and the generally applicable law introduced as needed. This edition retains the great features that made it a dependable source for students in its First Edition: covers the entire law governing lawyers includes agency, fiduciary duty, tort, contract, constitutional, and corporate and securities law. applies concepts and introduces the generally applicable law as needed, avoiding a narrow focus on the Model Rules supplements textual discussions with examples that work through progressively more complex issues uses both text and problems to break the analysis down into steps presents a balanced approach to controversial issues offers an accessible, conversational style draws examples from actual cases, so they are representative of the problems students can expect to encounter in practice incorporates the new sources of law (ABA's Ethics 2000 Initiative, Restatement of Law Governing Lawyers, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act) organically, rather than as add-ons Carefully revised in its Second Edition, this fully up-to-date source: integrates carefully and thoughtfully updated cases, ethics opinions, and problems emphasizes the newest versions of the ABA rules, while retaining information about the older rules where necessary An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/wendel2



Criminal Law

Criminal Law Author Steven I. Friedland
ISBN-10 159460567X
Release 2015-12
Pages
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This criminal law book is designed for the modern law student. It has dual goals -- to transfer important knowledge about crimes and their creation to students and to help them gain a deeper understanding of that knowledge through a wide variety of teaching tools. To engage the modern student, the book includes topical cases, such as the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case, background boxes, and different kinds of problems aimed at multiple skills. The book provides broader perspectives of the criminal process and theories of punishment, but also examines the nuances and details of the elements of crimes as well. 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.



Intersections of Multiple Identities

Intersections of Multiple Identities Author Miguel E. Gallardo
ISBN-10 9781135594671
Release 2011-02-11
Pages 334
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Over the past two decades, there has been an increase in the need to prepare and train mental health personnel in working with diverse populations. In order to fully understand individuals from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds, practitioners need to begin to examine, conceptualize, and treat individuals according to the multiple ways in which they identify themselves. The purpose of this casebook is to bridge the gap between the current practice of counseling with the newest theories and research on working with diverse clientele. Each chapter is written by leading experts in the field of multicultural counseling and includes a case presentation with a detailed analysis of each session, a discussion of their theoretical orientation and how they have modified it to provide more culturally appropriate treatment, and an explanation of how their own dimensions of diversity and worldviews enhance or potentially impede treatment. This text is a significant contribution to the evolving area of multicultural counseling and will be a valuable resource to mental health practitioners working with diverse populations.



Comparative Criminal Procedure

Comparative Criminal Procedure Author Stephen Thaman
ISBN-10 1594605009
Release 2008-01
Pages 280
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"As in the first edition, Thaman presents a topical approach to the subject, focusing on the roles of public prosecutors, police, victims, and defense attorneys in the investigation of criminal cases and trials up through the judgment phase. Thaman uses high court jurisprudence in English translation to elucidate the European approach to important, and often controversial, areas of criminal procedure, and he also links criminal procedure with its roots in substantive criminal law. Thaman looks at the early reactions to crimes committed flagrantly or in secret as the historical roots of modern criminal procedure. The approaches of the old inquisitorial system and the use of torture to solve circumstantial evidence crimes are also presented.The Second Edition retains the basic content and organization of the original edition. It updates the citations to U.S. Supreme Court cases and to important literature which has appeared in the last six years and refers to some new important cases, primarily in footnotes. Stylistic improvements in the text and the translations have been made and glossary entries (including some Russian terms) have been added."



The Lawyer s Practice

The Lawyer s Practice Author Kris Franklin
ISBN-10 1594608091
Release 2011
Pages 324
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This innovative case file provides materials for students to work in the role of attorney as they learn and master the primary skills needed for legal practice. The file is equally suitable for first-year legal practice/legal writing classes or upper-level simulation courses focused on interviewing, counseling, negotiation or pre-trial litigation. Student-attorneys represent clients on both sides of a lawsuit through a realistic and carefully-sequenced series of exercises that track the stages of pre-trial work while encouraging mastery of many basic skills of legal practice: research, formal and informal legal writing, interviewing and counseling clients, fact development, discovery, motion practice, negotiation and drafting. Every chapter of the case file is scaffolded on students' earlier work and critical reflection, permitting students to develop a confident sense of professional identity as they see the results of their efforts play out as the case develops. Chapters feature lively commentary giving an overview of the assigned task and contextualizing it within the goals for the case. The materials are accompanied by a comprehensive Teacher's Manual that includes suggestions for teaching and using the case file, detailed instructions for clients, and additional documents available only to counsel for each side. This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Development, Washburn University School of Law.



Evidence in Context

Evidence in Context Author Robert P. Burns
ISBN-10 1422491668
Release 2010
Pages 294
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Evidence in Context has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Evidence in Context also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Evidence in Context book for free.