The Redbook

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314168917
Format: PDF
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This book provides a comprehensive guide to the essential rules of legal writing. Unlike most style or grammar guides, it focuses on the special needs of legal writers, answering a wide spectrum of questions about grammar and style -- both rules and exceptions. It also gives detailed, authoritative advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, footnotes, and citations, with illustrations in legal context. Designed for law students, law professors, practicing lawyers, and judges, the work emphasizes the ways in which legal writing differs from other styles of technical writing. Its how-to sections deal with editing and proofreading, numbers and symbols, and overall document design. Features: * Cautions on use of 500 stuffy phrases and needless legalisms, along with their everyday English translations * Details rules for 800 words with required prepositions in certain contexts * Explains the correct usage of more than 1,000 words that are often troublesome to legal writers * Gives tips on preparing briefs and other court documents, opinion letters and demand letters, research memos, and contracts * Provides model documents of all types of legal documents and pleadings Reviews 200 terms of art that take on new meanings in legal contexts

Advanced Torts

Author: George Christie
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683280729
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This advanced torts book is designed for a two or three hour tort course for students who have had a basic tort class and wish to pursue in-depth some of the important topics of tort law that are not covered in much depth in their basic tort course, or not covered at all. Unlike some advanced torts texts that devote much of their attention to economic and business torts, products liability or toxic torts, this book offers materials on a number of areas: trespass and nuisance, economic torts, products liability, insurance, tort reform and non-tort compensation systems, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, privacy, misuse of legal process and constitutional torts. The third edition explores the increasing importance of constitutional law when traditional tort law--particularly the torts of intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, and privacy--is applied to expressive activities.

Entertainment Law

Author: Sherri L. Burr
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314184054
Format: PDF
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Entertainment Law: Cases and Materials in Established and Emerging Media is an exciting new book that contains cases, interviews with celebrities and other materials that educates its readers about the complicated entertainment business. To capture first-hand knowledge of the entertainment business, Burr has interviewed widely throughout the United States, Australia, England, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. The celebrities featured in this book include Academy Award and Grammy winners, as well as best-selling authors and TV stars. It opens with a chapter on the globalization of the entertainment industry and explains how mastering U.S. entertainment law helps qualify lawyers to work abroad.

Legal Research Methods

Author: Michael Murray
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609302429
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text provides an efficient, practice-sensitive introduction to American legal research methods and analysis. It includes instruction on finding legal sources, analyzing them, and determining the answers to legal issues in a sophisticated and efficient manner. It covers electronic and print sources, comparing and contrasting the benefits of each. The second edition has been thoroughly updated and revised so as to incorporate references to Bloomberg Law, FDsys.gov, and current examples of web-based sources for state and federal authorities. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

Legal Reasoning Research and Writing for International Graduate Students

Author: Nadia E. Nedzel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454881682
Format: PDF
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Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students helps readers understand and approach legal research and writing assignments the way attorneys do in the United States. Chapters are short and clear, and repeat the major points to aid, in particular, LL.M. candidates who are not native English speakers. A methodology of research and writing in preparing legal documents is presented, and reasoning and writing methods are based on standard IRAC analysis used by many instructors. To allow instructors to discuss citation requirements as they become needed, citation format information is integrated into the text. Most of the exercises in each chapter can be done on the Web as well as in the law library, with either commercial or non-commercial websites. Key Features: An example of rule synthesis based on the simple Soccer close memo example that had been included in the third edition Updated the chapter on the use of technology in the court system and by practicing attorneys, and how both changing technology and economic changes are affecting the legal profession in the United States. New, straightforward, and very effective way for students to outline essay exam questions.

International Intellectual Property Problems Cases and Materials

Author: Daniel Chow
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683284147
Format: PDF
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This new edition of the book is completely updated with the latest developments in U.S., EU, and WTO law. It contains a number of new cases, replacing older cases. This edition remains concise and retains the features of the first that made it popular: clear expositions of the law and many short, practical, and straight forward problems that liven class discussions and draw home the lessons to the students. The casebook contains many excerpts of major international intellectual property treaties and can be used without the Documents Supplement. Students who wish to have the full text of the treaties can supplement their study with the comprehensive Documents Supplement.

The Law and Ethics of Law Practice

Author: Margaret Raymond
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628103960
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This revised edition of an established professional responsibility casebook is designed to be teachable and versatile. New teachers and adjuncts will appreciate the extensive instructor support (including a detailed teacher's manual with suggestions for classroom presentation), while seasoned teachers will find the materials to be contemporary, intellectually challenging and provocative. The text caters to the needs of students who will enter a broad range of practice environments, from small-firm or solo work to large-firm practice. Problems at the end of each chapter, taken from current cases and news stories, incorporate cutting-edge issues and create possibilities for enrichment and expansion in areas of the instructor's interest. The second edition adds material addressing the professional responsibility implications of new technologies and updates the rules and materials relating to mobile lawyers and imputed disqualification.

The Law of Mergers and Acquisitions

Author: Dale Oesterle
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683289791
Format: PDF, ePub
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This coursebook teaches basic corporate acquisition planning. In addition to state corporate law and federal securities law, the book covers tax, accounting, environmental, products liability, pension, antitrust, national security, bankruptcy, and labor law issues. It integrates traditionally distinct classroom subjects in the context of discrete transactions. Each topical unit contains statutes, regulations, and caselaw that affect the structure and timing of acquisitions and reorganizations, including private equity buy-outs. The book also includes questions and problems to aid students in walking through the law's basic distinctions. Textual notes and edited articles identify and question the empirical and political assumptions implicit in the standards. The new edition updates all areas and includes coverage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and its impact on leveraged buy-outs and corporate inversions. The new edition also contains a new chapter on shareholder activism, covering the methods activists use to push their agendas on corporate managers.

Legal Writing

Author: Mary Barnard Ray
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314262776
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is designed as a desktop reference for legal writers. Easy to use, the Fifth Edition: Adds new entries and updates current entries Provides reference material and guidance on improving one's legal writing Addresses questions that occur to all legal writers Covers small particulars and large issues as well Contains one large index with cross-references under each entry Offers quick, reliable answers.