Cases and Materials on California Civil Procedure

Author: David I. Levine
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314906762
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The casebook addresses procedures unique to California practice that are not generally presented in the first-year course in civil procedure. The case selection reinforces the perspective of a practitioner choosing knowledgeably between state and federal court. Cases and notes address many state/federal differences in all areas of civil procedure, such as pleading, discovery, right to jury, alternative dispute resolution, res judicata, and appeals. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

California Legal Ethics

Author: Richard Wydick
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634592222
Format: PDF, ePub
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The new Ninth Edition of California Legal Ethics reflects extensive updating to integrate new cases and current issues, while keeping its practical, problem-centered focus. The new edition contains more than a dozen new Discussion Problems and nearly a dozen new cases, and integrates readings on current issues. The chapter addressing bias has been extensively reworked to include both recent cases and readings that address the concept of unconscious bias. Approachable, concise, and up-to-date, this practical new edition ensures that students understand the potential ethical pitfalls encountered in the practice of law.

Civil Procedure

Author: Stephen C. Yeazell
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454874651
Format: PDF, ePub
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Civil Procedure is written by one of the leading voices on Procedure, Stephen Yeazell, who for this Ninth Edition is joined by his colleague Joanna Schwartz. Yeazell and Schwartz employ a pedagogical style that offers flexible organization at a manageable length. The book gives students a working knowledge of the procedural system and introduces the techniques of statutory analysis. The cases selected are factually interesting and do not involve substantive matters beyond the experience of first-year students. The problems following the cases present real-life issues. Finally, the book incorporates a number of dissenting opinions to dispel the notion that most procedural disputes present clear-cut issues.

Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: Mary Kay Kane
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN:
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Rules of civil procedure govern everything that happens outside of criminal proceedings. This Nutshell provides a road map to navigating civil procedure rules and helps build a foundation for understanding the overall picture. Topics discussed include how to choose the proper court, pretrial and trial preparation, adjudication, judgments, appeals, and specialized multi-party/multi-claim proceedings.

Criminal Law and Procedure

Author: Donald A. Dripps
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609302351
Format: PDF, ePub
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This casebook provides the most comprehensive treatment available, including the theoretical foundations, the common-law origins, the statutory structure, and the procedural context of modern criminal law. The book concentrates on doctrinal materials that can support both rigorous technical, and sophisticated theoretical, discussions. The purposes and limits of punishment are addressed through Supreme Court decisions, a focus on statutes throughout the substantive law sections enables training students in the legal art of statutory interpretation as well as exposing them to the hard moral and political problems of legislative choice, and the sentencing materials reprise the theory of punishment in the context of the practically most important stage of the modern process. The 12th edition carries forward the comprehensive approach of prior editions, empowering the teacher to design a course suited to the needs of the teacher's students and institution. New Supreme Court's decisions, changing the landscape of both substance and procedure, include Skilling v. United States, McDonald v. City of Chicago, Graham v. Florida, United States v. Jones, and Michigan v. Bryant. The material on self-defense has been comprehensively revised, both for the sake of clarity and to include discussion of so-called "stand your ground laws." Statutes (e.g., the New York and California homicide statutes) and the caselaw (e.g., up-to-the-minute material on "willful blindness") have been updated. We also now include a case about the admissibility of neuro-imaging evidence to support a diminished-capacity defense, thus acknowledging how modern brain science has begun to raise both practical evidentiary issues and a substantial challenge to important theoretical p

Computer Crime Law

Author: Orin S. Kerr
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314281364
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The third edition of Kerr's popular computer crimes text includes many updates since the second edition in 2009. New cases address topics such as the computer hacking laws, economic espionage online, Internet threats, criminal copyright prosecutions, searching cell phones incident to arrest, applying the Fourth Amendment to the Internet, and the validity of computer warrants. Two chapters have been restructured to make it easier for students to understand the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the emerging rules for computer searches. The book covers every aspect of crime in the digital age, and it is presented in an engaging and accessible style. Topics range from computer fraud laws and international computer crimes to Internet surveillance laws and the Fourth Amendment. It is part traditional casebook, part treatise. It both straightforwardly explains the law and presents many exciting and new questions of law that courts are only now beginning to consider. The book is ideally suited either for a 3-credit course or a 2-credit seminar. It will appeal both to criminal law professors and those interested in cyberlaw or law and technology. No advanced knowledge of computers and the Internet is required or assumed. Computer crime law has become an increasingly important area of criminal practice, and this book provides the ideal introduction to the field. Many U.S. Attorney's Offices have dedicated computer crime units, as have many state Attorney General offices. Any student with a background in this emerging area of law will have a leg up on the competition. Students will also find the book easy and fun to read, while professors will appreciate the accessible introduction to an important new field with many open questions for legal scholars. The materials are authored by Orin Kerr, the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at George Washington University Law School and a leading authority on the law of computer crime.

Criminal Procedure

Author: Joshua Dressler
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314279484
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For nearly fifteen years, Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies and Perspectives (and their softcover versions, Criminal Procedure: Investigating Crime and Criminal Procedure: Prosecuting Crime), written by Joshua Dressler and George C. Thomas III, have sought to inspire students to analyze and critique constitutional and non-constitutional criminal procedure doctrine. The book features careful case selection and editing that includes dissenting and concurring opinions when useful in understanding the law. The Fifth Edition covers the recent changes in constitutional law, including in the Fourth Amendment (e.g., "search" law; broader warrant exceptions; and the recent narrowing of the exclusionary rule); interrogation law (e.g., changes in Miranda v. Arizona and in the sixth amendment right to counsel that make it easier for police to interrogation suspects and defendants); pretrial identification of suspects, and the confrontation clause. As in the past, the casebook includes "in the trenches" material, designed to give students an idea of what life is like inside the squad car, the interrogation room, and the courtroom.

Civil Procedure

Author: Joseph W. Glannon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454886358
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Civil Procedure: A Coursebook provides solid scholarship but does not hide the ball. The book’s accessibility, organization, and interior design support its innovative pedagogy. New to the Third Edition: Recent (Dec. 1, 2015) rule amendments abrogate the federal forms and make important changes to the discovery rules. This edition reflects both sets of changes and includes provocative new materials on the revitalized proportionality standard of discovery and the ethical requirements for competency in electronic discovery, in addition to other smaller updates.