Contemporary Family Law


Author: Douglas Abrams,Naomi Cahn,Linda Mcclain,Catherine Ross,David Meyer
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628101652
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Page: 1280
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In the fourth edition, all 17 chapters are fully updated to reflect the latest family law developments. Developments based on Obergefell v. Hodges are treated fully throughout the new edition. This popular family law casebook engages students with the significant changes to the American family and the corresponding evolution of family law doctrine and policy. The book emphasizes that contemporary families take a variety of forms, including marital and nonmarital relationships, and that constitutional considerations play an increasingly important role in family law. The fourth edition preserves and builds on the approach of the earlier editions: presenting core substantive family law doctrine while also exploring ongoing and emerging policy debates and discussing the importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations with experts in fields such as psychology and accounting. The book introduces the myriad issues central to family law practice and to a lawyer's ethical and professional responsibilities. New cases have been substituted where appropriate, and the notes following each lead case, statute or article have been thoroughly updated. In addition, new Problems expand the number of opportunities for actively engaging students. Contemporary Family Law highlights the issues of professional and ethical responsibility that arise in family law, not only by using Problems that invite students to engage in role playing, but also by devoting separate chapters to legal ethics, alternative dispute resolution, and private ordering. While providing a grounding in the historical and contemporary regulation of marriage, the book also devotes chapters to nonmarital couples and to establishing parenthood. The book also emphasizes concrete aspects of legal practice and professional responsibility by, for example, including material at the end of the first chapter on shifting paradigms within family law practice and the roles of family lawyers, by addressing jurisdictional issues in one integrated chapter, and by presenting problems for discussion in each chapter that enable students to apply doctrine in real-life settings that lawyers face. Moreover, because child custody arrangements lead to some of the most acrimonious family disputes, this casebook devotes two chapters to custody: the first treats the initial custody decision, and the second explores continuing litigation concerning visitation, custody, and key childrearing decisions after the initial disposition, including disputes involving third parties such as cohabitants and grandparents. Both custody chapters include disputes involving nonmarital children. New and expanded material in the fourth edition includes full treatment of Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Supreme Court's ruling on the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry and to have every state recognize their marriage, and its ramifications throughout family law. This edition has added a separate chapter on nonmarital couples, including a section on domestic partnerships, civil unions, and other legal statuses in the wake of Obergefell; extensive coverage of debt and family finances, reflecting the current economic climate, as well as new material on how taxes affect families; substantially updated discussion of the impact of gender in child custody decisions and the current legal status of shared parenting; an expanded Section on the Hague Convention; detailed discussion of new and emerging reproductive technologies; and major revisions to the chapter on child support (including recent data on the central role of child support in low-income families). The chapter on private ordering integrates the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. Finally, the comprehensive 700-page teachers manual presents explanations and pedagogical strategies, including extended exercises, that will help new adopters design a rich course that meets their students'

Domestic Violence Law


Author: Nancy Lemon
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683289142
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Page: N.A
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This coursebook explores the law of domestic violence in the United States through interdisciplinary articles, book excerpts, historical cases, studies, policy papers, and statutes. The book fosters critical thinking by presenting opposing viewpoints and critiques of existing law. Topical coverage includes dynamics of abuse, demographic differences, torts, restraining orders, and children. Chapters on the criminal law cover partner rape, police responses, prosecution, and the prosecution of domestic violence victims. Other chapters include VAWA, firearms restrictions, military responses, confidentiality, safety, financial issues, immigration, asylum, and international human rights. The revised edition covers many new topics, including teen dating violence, animal and litigation abuse, coercive control, risk factors for abusers, Family Justice Centers, the ACEs study, tribal sovereignty, police dangerousness assessments, CPS and DV advocate collaboration, abusers' parenting, restorative justice, and nuisance ordinances, among other subjects. New cases deal with firearms, evidentiary issues, mutual orders, children witnessing abuse or being abducted, suits against police, re-entry from prison, leave from work, unemployment benefits, asylum, and many other topics.

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Modern Family Law

Cases and Materials
Author: D. Kelly Weisberg,Susan Frelich Appleton
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454874708
Category: Law
Page: 992
View: 8718
Modern Family Law reflects the social diversity of the modern family as it examines the legal impacts of the women’s movement, the children’s rights movement, the fathers’ rights movement, domestic violence, changing sexual mores, nontraditional family forms, and developments in reproductive technology. Integrating valuable interdisciplinary perspectives, the text includes excerpts, notes, and questions emanating from history, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine, and philosophy. A variety of problem exercises, most derived from actual cases and current events, covers cross-cutting themes as well as the basics of family law. Human-interest stories that complement the cases heighten student awareness of the real impact of the law on people’s lives. Modern Family Law easily adapts to shorter or longer courses. The Sixth Edition offers contemporary perspectives on family law theory and covers new developments on such topics as alienation of affections, adoption, assisted reproduction, attorneys’ sexual ethics, bigamy, child abuse, child custody and support, divorce, domestic violence, grandparents’ visitation rights, names in the family, parentage, premarital agreements, and reproductive rights. The text features major coverage of developments on same-sex marriage, DOMA, and other issues of equality for gay and lesbian families. The decline of marriage and the rise of new conceptualizations of family are explored along with the return of the “culture wars,” including political disputes about contraception.

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Understanding Family Law


Author: John De Witt Gregory,Peter N. Swisher,Sheryl L. Wolf
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327189924
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 2140
This clearly-written Understanding treatise includes coverage of both traditional and nontraditional families, nonmarital and postmarital contracts, annulment, paternity and legitimacy, procreation rights, contraception, abortion, sterilization, artificially assisted conception, adoption and termination of parental rights. Understanding Family Law explains specific family law issues, such as intrafamily tort immunity and liability, medical care for child and spouse, wrongful life and wrongful birth, domestic violence, PINS, ethical issues for the lawyer, alternative dispute resolution, equitable distribution, community property, and child custody and visitation.

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Children and the Law

Doctrine, Policy, and Practice
Author: Douglas E. Abrams,Sarah H. Ramsey
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314169518
Category: Law
Page: 1196
View: 9252
Professors Abrams and Ramsey have done an extensive revision that includes new cases, materials and problems, but not so many as to require substantial new preparation. The shorter, revised book continues the interdisciplinary emphasis and comprehensive coverage of representation of children, child abuse and neglect, foster care, and delinquency. Additional chapters on children's rights and legal obligations, adoption, regulatory legislation, and medical decision-making provide a broad view of children's issues and permit flexible coverage. An updated teacher's manual will also be provided.

    • Feminist jurisprudence

Feminist Jurisprudence

Cases and Materials
Author: Cynthia Bowman,Laura Rosenbury,Kimberly Yuracko,Deborah Tuerkheimer
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683283058
Category: Feminist jurisprudence
Page: 1136
View: 338
This coursebook introduces students to feminist jurisprudence. The first three chapters develop the historical range of feminist theories. Subsequent chapters examine topics such as violence, reproduction, intimate relationships, children, employment, and education. Extensive readings, cases, and text notes encourage detailed, rigorous analysis and critical thinking.

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Power, Privilege, and Law

A Civil Rights Reader
Author: Leslie Bender,Daan Braveman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 622
View: 2611
This collection of cases, materials, article excerpts, notes, commentaries, and essays is designed to reveal civil rights strategies through close readings of the language and underlying assumptions in judicial opinions. It examines their similarities and differences across identity categories and compares them with insights garnered from the wide range of trans-disciplinary scholarly excerpts surrounding the case text.

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Children, Parents, and the Law

Public and Private Authority in the Home, Schools, and Juvenile Courts
Author: Leslie J. Harris,Lee E. Teitelbaum,Tamar R. Birckhead
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780735507135
Category: Law
Page: 809
View: 9842
CHILDREN, PARENTS AND THE LAW: Public and Private Authority in the Home, Schools, and Juvenile Courts offers the perfect balance of perspective and coverage for your child-focused law course. This highly teachable book is also ideal for child-focused courses that deal with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

Cases and Materials on Arbitration Law and Practice


Author: Thomas Carbonneau
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628101065
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Page: 1074
View: 5934
The Seventh Edition of this popular casebook has fully integrated the Supreme Court's latest decisions--Stolt-Nielsen, Rent-A-Center, AT&T Mobility, Granite Rock, Sutter, and the ground-breaking ruling in BG Group--into the coverage. The latest editions of the casebook boast a new organization that is more cohesive and better defines the issues of central importance to the U.S. and other laws of arbitration. The volume also includes a revised chapter ten that contains materials on drafting arbitration agreements. It can serve as a basis for a class workshop on drafting such agreements. The book's content and approach reflect a continuing thorough assessment of the field. The teaching materials are up-to-date and comprehensively assess the landmark work of the Supreme Court in the area.

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Law and Religion

Cases, Materials, and Readings
Author: Frank Ravitch,Larry Backer
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314284075
Category: Law
Page: 1424
View: 4847
This book explores the field of law and religion integrating cases and theory in an accessible and balanced way. The third edition is incredibly up-to-date, including Hobby Lobby, Town of Greece, Hosanna Tabor, Salazar v. Buono, and Arizona v. Winn, just to name a few. It addresses the continuing debate over the meaning of the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment and the evolution of church/state Law. The book includes article excerpts from some of the leading thinkers in the field. New to the third edition is a section addressing comparative law and religion; an important and timely addition to the book in our increasingly globalized field. The new edition also adds a section in Chapter One addressing the major tests used in Establishment Clause cases to lay the groundwork for students before they read the cases from which those tests are derived in later chapters.

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International Human Rights Lawyering

Cases and Materials
Author: Ralph G. Steinhardt,Paul L. Hoffman,Christopher N. Camponovo
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314198921
Category: Law
Page: 717
View: 6972
This collection of human rights documents is for use with the main casebook. It also serves as a convenient library of primary documents for advocates in the field. Reflecting the authors' broad understanding of what qualifies as a "human rights document," it includes instruments dealing with the law of war, international labor law, the law governing treaties and consular affairs, refugee and immigration law, international criminal law, non-governmental organizations, and professional ethics. It also includes relevant statutes and executive branch materials.

Sexuality, Gender, and the Law 2016


Author: William Eskridge, Jr.,Courtney Joslin,Nan Hunter
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634605243
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Page: N.A
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Criminal Procedure, Cases and Materials


Author: Cynthia Lee,L. Song Richardson,Tamara Lawson
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314290205
Category: Criminal procedure
Page: 1061
View: 9611
This student-friendly text, the only criminal procedure casebook authored by three female law professors of color (who also bring diverse criminal justice system experiences as a former prosecutor, private criminal defense attorney and public defender), highlights social justice issues intertwined with the law of criminal procedure, integrating issues of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation where relevant.


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Comparative Corporate Law


Author: Marco Ventoruzzo,Pierre-Henri Conac,Gen Gotō,Mario Notari
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628102031
Category: Corporate governance
Page: 664
View: 2226
This book is a multipurpose text that can be used in any class with a focus on comparative legal systems for corporations, taught in the U.S. or abroad. It contains cases, statutes, analysis and readings, the majority of which are from foreign jurisdictions. It also has extensive notes and questions. The focus is primarily on the U.S., U.K., major European continental civil law systems (France, Germany, Italy) and European Union law, and Japan; with references to other jurisdictions such as China, India and Brazil. In addition to law schools, the book may also appeal to non-law school professors of business administration, economics, and political science. In setting out to produce a casebook to meet the needs of students in different legal systems and on both introductory and advanced courses, make a contribution to scholarly debates and address practical and policy concerns, the authors set themselves ambitious goals, which they have amply achieved. This methodologically rigorous, insightful and stimulating book is rich in technical content but details are never allowed to obscure the main questions. The distinguished authors wear their scholarship lightly and the book is written in an admirably clear and accessible style. This book is a major addition to the growing literature on comparative corporate law and it is destined to shape the way we think about and teach the subject. Eilís Ferran, Professor of Company and Securities Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge Corporate law rules vary considerably around the world, and there is much that students of corporate law can learn from a comparative analysis of how different systems deal with similar problems. This casebook, co-authored by a group of experts with a rich set of perspectives, is thus a valuable and welcome addition to the literature. Lucian A. Bebchuk, Professor of Law, Economics and Finance, Director, Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School This excellent book is a welcome addition to the still relatively sparse comparative corporate law literature. It is a wonderful teaching resource and a useful reference for the scholar. Tan Cheng Han, Professor of Law and Chairman, Centre for Law & Business, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore [Comparative Corporate Law by Ventoruzzo and others] is both comprehensive and readily understandable. I think it will be a significant addition to both the literature and teaching material on comparative corporate governance. Martin Lipton, Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz In-house counsels of firms operating internationally will find the book a practical and useful tool. Your own corporate issues aren't so unique after all, learning how others have approached theirs, across the world, is both instructive and refreshing, a must read! Antonino Cusimano, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Directors, Telecom Italia The materials collected and translated in English are precious and fascinating for a broad and international audience. The richness of the book is not, however, only in the materials carefully selected and sewn together, but also in the stitches that fasten them: The introductions, notes and questions, economic insights and empirical data that connect the materials allow readers to consider the causes and consequences of different legal rules in different systems, and compare different regulatory strategies. Viviane Muller Prado, Professor of Corporate Law, Escloa de Direito, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil This book proves not only that corporate law is global, but also that a global approach is essential in order to understand the laws of different countries and how they interact. The book, innovative in both methodology and contents, will be indispensable for anyone who studies and practices corporate la

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The Legal Profession


Author: Ann Southworth,Catherine L. Fisk
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628101720
Category: Law
Page: 1138
View: 706
Unlike most Professional Responsibility books on the market, this book integrates ethical and legal perspectives with the best available empirical literature on the legal profession. It covers all of the basic ethics topics covered in the standard professional responsibility course, but it blends the coverage of doctrine with an in-depth survey of the legal profession. It links legal ethics with materials drawn from other disciplines, especially sociology, economics, and psychology, to help students appreciate actual practice realities and the implications for daily experience. It includes some of the classic cases and materials on professional responsibility and also features up-to-date problems and materials on current issues. This is the only PR book on the market that provides sufficient explanation of basic legal concepts and the operation of the legal system to make it suitable for first-year students. It includes an extensive teachers' manual with sample syllabi, detailed advice about how to teach the materials, written instructions for role-play exercises, and sample exam questions.

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Labor Law in the Contemporary Workplace


Author: Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt,Martin H. Malin,Roberto L. Corrada,Christopher David Ruiz Cameron,Catherine L. Fisk
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780314289360
Category: Law
Page: 1257
View: 7094
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.

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Contemporary Property


Author: Grant S. Nelson,Dale A. Whitman,Colleen E. Medill,Shelley Ross Saxer
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314927040
Category: Law
Page: 1223
View: 8130
This title is a part of our CasebookPlus(tm) offering as ISBN 9781634595421. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. Designed for use in a four, five or six unit Property course, this casebook applies traditional property concepts in a distinctly modern context. The book begins with fundamental Property principles and concepts, followed by personal property with an introduction to intellectual property. Subsequent chapters cover present and future interests, concurrent estates, landlord and tenant law, real estate transactions, easements, covenants, and public land use regulation (including zoning, eminent domain and regulatory takings, and constitutional challenges based on due process, equal protection, freedom of speech and freedom of religion). The book is accompanied by a detailed Teacher's Manual.