California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: William R. Slomanson

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314187963

Category: Law

Page: 359

View: 2826

California has one of the most complex procedural systems in the nation. This Nutshell provides an overview of the many significant differences that impact the choice between state and federal courts in California. The authors succinctly analyze California procedure and expose different solutions to the practice problems found in a state containing parallel systems of state and federal procedure.

Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: Mary Kay Kane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314093981

Category: Civil procedure

Page: 303

View: 2990

Current Structure of Court Systems; Subject-Matter Jurisdiction; Venue; Personal Jurisdiction; Service of Process; Challenges to Plaintiff's Court Selection; Pleading; Party and Claim Joinder; Discovery; Pretrial Conferences; Summary Judgment; Default Judgment; Voluntary and Involuntary Dismissal; The Trial Process; Jury Trial; Directed Verdicts; Judgments Notwithstanding the Verdict; New Trial Motions; Partial and Conditional New Trials; Relief from Judgments; Securing and Enforcing Judgments; Binding Effect of Judgments; Time for Bringing an Appeal; Mechanics of Appeal; Class Actions; Interpleader; Multidistrict Litigation; Standing, Mootness, and Justiciability; Determining the Governing, Law in Federal Courts; Federal Law in State Courts.

Fundamental Perspectives on International Law

Author: William Slomanson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495797197

Category: Political Science

Page: 792

View: 4188

In a fairly succinct treatment, FUNDAMENTAL PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL LAW provides a unique mix of cases, articles, documents, text, charts, tables, and questions. The key concepts of international law are introduced through thoroughly up-to-date content. Important cases are continually updated on the author’s website. The text is complemented by numerous review problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: David S. Weissbrodt,Laura Danielson,Howard S. Myers (III)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781683288985

Category: Emigration and immigration law

Page: 760

View: 4582

This compact, comprehensive title offers a thorough overview of the history, constitutional basis, statutory structure, regulatory provisions, administrative procedure, and ethical principles related to immigration law and practice. Updated to reflect developments since the 2016 Presidential election, it is valuable both as a teaching and a practice reference.

California Legal Research

Author: Aimee Dudovitz,Hether C. Macfarlane,Suzanne E. Rowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611638387

Category:

Page: 220

View: 1256

The third edition of California Legal Research continues to fill a unique niche in the literature available for California state law research, explaining both the sources of California law and the process of conducting research using those sources. After introductory chapters devoted to the basic research process and research techniques, California Legal Research explores judicial opinions, the state constitution, statutes and legislative history, and administrative law. The book then turns to updating research with Shepard¿s and KeyCite, using secondary sources and practice guides, and planning a research strategy. A final chapter explains legal citation, with information on the California Style Manual, the ALWD Citation Manual, and the Bluebook. The book should be valuable to a wide range of audiences¿from first-year students to seasoned veterans. Outlines of the research process and excerpts from key state sources make the book easy to use. The text includes brief discussions of legal analysis throughout, recognizing the interplay between research and analysis. California Legal Research supplements its detailed discussion of state research with brief discussions of federal research. Thus, it can be used as the sole text in a research course or in conjunction with texts focusing on topical or federal research.

California Evidence

Author: Goodman,Chris Chambers Goodman

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454846864

Category: Law

Page: 548

View: 6153

A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor remains a favorite among law school students is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures

Family Law in a Nutshell

Author: John Myers,Harry Krause

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683282549

Category:

Page: 502

View: 7784

Few areas of law practice cover as many issues as family law. The subject embraces marriage and divorce, annulment, custody of children, spousal and child support, complex property issues, paternity, domestic violence, adoption, and alternative means of reproduction. Each of these topics itself is complex. For example, within the broad subject of child custody lie the issues of interstate move away cases, international parental child abduction, and the impact of domestic violence on a parent's right to custody or visitation. In addition to purely legal issues, family law has a large psychological component, touching on some of the most important and sensitive aspects of human nature and interaction, such as, what is a family, what are the rights and responsibilities of parents toward children, and how should society respond to child abuse and domestic violence? All of these issues, and more, are discussed in this Nutshell. The book provides a thorough introduction to this challenging field of practice.

The Law of Corporations in a Nutshell

Author: Robert W. Hamilton,Richard D. Freer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314904577

Category: Law

Page: 442

View: 8876

Completely revised and updated, conversational in tone, it features illustrative hypotheticals. Comprehensive but concise, with organization following the life-cycle of the corporation -- from formation through dissolution. Addresses the theory of the firm and the nuts-and-bolts of corporate law, including special issues raised in closely-held and public corporations. Up-to-date discussion of Sarbanes-Oxley and federal securities law provide broad background. Even sociology majors need not fear the discussion of financial concepts, which are set up with helpful examples.

Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell

Author: David Epstein

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634606493

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5958

This classic student text, used by tens of thousands of law students for over 45 years has been revised to reflect changes in case law, changes in bankruptcy practices, and changes in bankruptcy casebooks. Today's bankruptcy courses are now much more than just the automatic stay, avoiding powers, and discharge. As bankruptcy classes have become more comprehensive, more students have found this book helpful in comprehending reading assignments, class discussions, and exam questions.

Arbitration in a Nutshell

Author: Thomas E. Carbonneau

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314911377

Category: Law

Page: 370

View: 6368

The Nutshell on Arbitration Law is a concentrated summary of all the major aspects of the U.S. law of arbitration. It addresses the major facets of the law---for example, freedom of contract, federal preemption, and wide-ranging arbitrability---with a thorough sense of the relevant case law and the ultimately applicable legal rules. It identifies the various forms of arbitration---labor, commercial, employment, consumer, and securities---with a full awareness of their unifying characteristics and the features that make them unique. The volume also states the various dimensions of the current debate about arbitration within the court system and the legislature. In particular, the book highlights the instrumental role of the U.S. Supreme Court in bringing arbitration to a new day. The book is concise and complete---a must red for anyone interested in arbitration.

Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: Arnold H. Loewy

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314194961

Category: Law

Page: 347

View: 9155

Gain an overview and develop perspective on the extensive area of criminal law. Organized into eight sections for quick reference. Expert discussion explores punishment, specific crimes, and the ingredients of a crime such as mens rea and actus reus. Features special defenses and the burden of proof. Covers inchoate and group criminality. Also reflects on the limitations of criminal law.

Civil Procedure

Cases, Problems and Exercises

Author: John T. Cross,Leslie W. Abramson,Ellen E. Deason

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 898

View: 8052

This book, which focuses on cases decided in the last decade, differs from similar casebooks in several ways - most notably its extensive use of problems and exercises. Each section includes an Introductory Problem to encourage students to think about the issues, and a review of problems at the end. This approach helps students become comfortable in applying the rules they have learned, and gives them the incentive to look closely at the language of the positive law itself. Exercises throughout encourage students to use their research skills to discover how state procedural standards compare with the federal rules and statutes.

Construction Law in a Nutshell

Author: Donald Campbell

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101072

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 234

View: 9965

This book provides a comprehensive survey of the major legal issues that arise in the course of a construction project. The structure of the book first focuses on the major participants on a project and the relationships and interests of each of participant. It then shifts to chapters on recurring themes in construction law such as the economic loss rule, calculation of damages, and defective construction. While making the concepts accessible for any reader, the book provides a logical structure for those teaching construction law to use as either the primary or supplemental reading for the course.

Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell

Author: Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314180148

Category: Law

Page: 490

View: 2052

This comprehensive guide provides an overview of alternative dispute resolutions and settlements. This Nutshell presents alternatives to dispute resolutions that go beyond the "one size fits all" litigation mentality. On-point discussion facilitates an understanding of the wide variety of options available that can better suit a client's needs, such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.

Representing the Accused

A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense

Author: Jill Paperno

Publisher: Aspatore Books

ISBN: 9780314285294

Category: Law

Page: 274

View: 3305

Whether you are a law clinic student making your first foray into criminal defense, a newly admitted attorney, a general practitioner, or an attorney whose practice is concentrated in criminal defense, Representing the Accused will provide you with invaluable advice as you navigate your way through a criminal case. Authored by an experienced criminal defense attorney in a large public defenders office who has personally handled thousands of criminal cases, supervised representation in thousands more, and trained scores of attorneys, this book provides insight and guidance on how to efficiently and effectively manage each step in the handling of a criminal case. In order to help you provide quality representation to your clients, this publication offers clear explanations of a criminal attorneys role at every stage, from the arrest through the conclusion of the case.