• Law

Louisiana Law of Property: A Précis

Author: John Randall Trahan
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327176210
Category: Law
Page: 334
View: 9159
Louisiana Law of Property: A Précis, focuses on the Louisiana Civil Code as it applies to Property Law. This user-friendly book provides a basic understanding of the principles and rules governing the law of property. The Précis format allows for a brief and specific explanation of the main issues of the civil law of contracts, and is an essential and original resource for Louisiana law students and the legal profession in general.

    • Law

Civil Procedure

Model Problems and Outstanding Answers
Author: Scott Dodson
Publisher: Model Problems and Outstanding
ISBN: 0199965226
Category: Law
Page: 183
View: 2577
Students deem Civil Procedure to be one of the hardest classes in law school for good reason. Doctrines from personal jurisdiction to res judicata are difficult to apply to exam fact patterns, and the policies underlying the federal rules can be difficult to grasp. The course is a complex hybrid of common law, statutes, rules, and some constitutional doctrine. For the first time, Oxford University Press equips students with an accessible guide to acing this most challenging of law school tests. In Civil Procedure: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers, Scott Dodson helps students demonstrate their knowledge of civil procedure in the structured and sophisticated manner that professors expect on law school exams. This book includes clear introductions to the major topics in civil procedure, provides hypotheticals that students can expect to see on an exam, and offers model answers to those hypotheticals. Professor Dodson then gives students the opportunity to evaluate their own work with a comprehensive self-analysis section. This book prepares students by challenging them to use the law they learn in class while also explaining the best way to express an answer on law school exams. This second edition has been updated to reflect recent changes to the federal rules of civil procedure. It incorporates new paradigm cases, including Wal-Mart, Goodyear, and McIntyre. The second edition also reflects the new rule and statutory amendments, including the Federal Courts Jurisdictions and Venue Clarification Act of 2011.

    • Law

ALWD Citation Manual

A Professional System of Citation
Author: Darby Dickerson,Association of Legal Writing Directors
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: 9780735589308
Category: Law
Page: 661
View: 6981
ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, now in its Fourth Edition, upholds a single and consistent system of citation for all forms of legal writing. Clearly and attractively presented in an easy-to-use format, edited by Darby Dickerson, a leading authority on American legal citation, the ALWD Citation Manual is simply an outstanding teaching tool. Endorsed by the Association of Legal Writing Directors, (ALWD), a nationwide society of legal writing program directors, the ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, features: a single, consistent, logical system of citation that can be used for any type of legal document complete coverage of the citation rules that includes: - basic citation - citation for primary and secondary sources - citation of electronic sources - how to incorporate citations into documents - how to quote material and edit quotes properly - court-specific citation formats, commonly used abbreviations, and a sample legal memorandum with proper citation in the Appendices two-color page design that flags key points and highlights examples Fast Formatsquick guides for double-checking citations and Sidebars with facts and tips for avoiding common problems diagrams and charts that illustrate citation style at a glance The Fourth Edition provides: facsimiles of research sources that a first-year law student would use, annotated with the elements in each citation and a sample citation for each flexible citation options for (1) the United States as a party to a suit and (2) using contractions in abbreviations new rules addressing citation of interdisciplinary sources (e.g., plays, concerts, operas) and new technology (e.g., Twitter, e-readers, YouTube video) updated examples throughout the text expanded list of law reviews in Appendix 5 A new Wire-O binding in the Fourth Edition offers greater durability and makes the pages open perfectly flat for ease of use. Self-stick tabs now included in the book encourage students to flag frequently referenced pages for added convenience. Indispensable by design, the ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, Fourth Edition, keeps on getting better

Louisiana Civil Code 2017

Author: Alain A. Levasseur
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781531005276
Page: 484
View: 6543
The purposes of this 2017 edition of the Pocket Civil Code of Louisiana are the same as those of the previous yearly editions but also meant to acquaint the reader with the knowledge of new books or materials helpful in better understanding the essence of a codified law. As all prior editions, the 2017 edition of the Pocket Civil Code is meant to be a `user-friendly¿ tool small by its size and accessible by its bare bone presentation of the Code articles. It is easy to handle, simple to read because one is not distracted by references to cases which tend to be the main focus of attention of lawyers. Thus this presentation is aimed mostly at emphasizing the ranking of legislation as `the¿ imperative and primary source of law in the Louisiana civil law tradition as stated in articles 1 and 2 of the Civil Code. Furthermore, the recent publication of two books will help the reader to go deeper into grasping the purpose of codification and the full meaning of ¿Code articles¿ be they from Louisiana, French, Quebec, Italian¿Civil Codes. In this respect we recommend a Carolina Academic Press publication: Deciphering a Civil Code and the Dictionary of the Civil Code by LexisNexis.

    • Law

Louisiana Tort Law

Author: Frank L. Maraist,Thomas C. Galligan Jr.
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 157911945X
Category: Law
Page: 804
View: 3111
Thoroughly updated, Lousiana Tort Law is the first book to treat comprehensively tort theory and practice in Louisiana. Cited over 140 times in Louisiana case law and law reviews over the last 4 years, the publication provides discussion and analysis of all significant post-1996 jurisprudence on Louisiana's civil justice reform. Covering all major areas of tort theory and practice in the state, the authors include detailed coverage of intentional torts, negligence, strict liability, absolute liability, and defenses. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

    • Citation of legal authorities

The Bluebook

A Uniform System of Citation
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789998255289
Category: Citation of legal authorities
Page: 415
View: 4021
Provides a guide to legal citation information inthe United States. Compiled from the Columbia LawReview, 105th edition, c2005; Harvard Law Review,118th edition, c2005; Univ. of Pennsylvania LawReview, 153rd edition, c2005; and the Yale LawJournal, 114th edition, c2005. New edition offersthe Bluepages for beginning law students.

    • Health & Fitness

The Silver Lining

A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer
Author: Hollye Jacobs,Elizabeth Messina
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147674372X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
View: 9812
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As a healthy, happy thirty-nine-year-old mother with no family history of breast cancer, being diagnosed with the disease rocked Hollye Jacobs’s world. Having worked as a nurse, social worker, and child development specialist for fifteen years, she suddenly found herself in the position of moving into the hospital bed. She was trained as a clinician to heal. In her role as patient, the healing process became personal. Exquisitely illustrated with full-color photographs by Hollye’s close friend, award-winning photographer Elizabeth Messina, The Silver Lining is both Hollye’s memoir and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. In the first section of each chapter, she describes with humor and wisdom her personal experience and gives details about her diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and recovery. The second section of each chapter is told from Hollye’s point of view as a medical expert. In addition to providing a glossary of important terms and resources, she addresses the physical and emotional aspects of treatment, highlights what patients can expect, and provides action steps, including: What to do when facing a diagnosis How to find the best and most supportive medical team What questions to ask What to expect at medical tests How to talk with and support children How to relieve or avoid side effects How to be a supportive friend or family member How to find Silver Linings Looking for and finding Silver Linings buoyed Hollye from the time of her diagnosis throughout her double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and recovery. They gave her the balance and perspective to get her through the worst days, and they compose the soul of the book. The Silver Lining of Hollye’s illness is that she can now use the knowledge gleaned from her experience to try to make it better for those who have to follow her down this difficult path. This is why she is sharing her story. Hollye is the experienced girlfriend who wants to help shed some light in the darkness, provide guidance through the confusion, and hold your hand every step of the way. At once comforting and instructive, realistic and inspiring, The Silver Lining is a visually beautiful, poignant must-read for everyone who has been touched by cancer.

    • Social Science

Slavery by Another Name

The re-enslavement of black americans from the civil war to World War Two
Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1848314132
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
View: 2191
A Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the mistreatment of black Americans. In this 'precise and eloquent work' - as described in its Pulitzer Prize citation - Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history - an 'Age of Neoslavery' that thrived in the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II. Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude thereafter. By turns moving, sobering and shocking, this unprecedented account reveals these stories, the companies that profited the most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today.

Louisiana Civil Code with Official Legislative Commentary

2018 Student Edition
Author: Melissa Lonegrass
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781640200692
Page: N.A
View: 7691
Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase. This statutory compilation is an essential text for any course on the Louisiana civil law. The Louisiana Civil Code: Student Edition (2018) contains the official text of the Louisiana Civil Code of 1870, complete with revisions and amendments through the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, as well as the official legislative commentary. Electronic access to legislative updates for two annual years following the date of each edition ensures law students have complete and up-to-date coverage of the civil law from the first semester of law school until completion of the state bar examination.

    • Law

A Student's Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Author: Steven Baicker-McKee,William M. Janssen,John Bernard Corr
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314168153
Category: Law
Page: 1181
View: 3686
Popular with law students, A Student's Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides a lucid, up-to-date explanation of all of the major topics in a typical first-year course in civil procedure. Updated and expanded, the guide contains more than 2,000 new citations; it also provides a discussion of procedure after removal of a case from state court, touching on such issues as the time limits for motions to remand, a federal judge's lack of jurisdiction to reconsider remand, and a federal appellate court's lack of jurisdiction to hear an appeal of remand order. The guide also covers such areas of procedure as jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, forum non conveniens, and res judicata.

    • House & Home

National plumbing codes handbook

Author: Roger Dodge Woodson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070718548
Category: House & Home
Page: 414
View: 883
Thoroughly revised and updated version of the standard code book for the plumbing industry. The National Plumbing Codes Handbook covers the BOCA, UBC, and SPC codes, explaining the latest code specifications for procedures, installations, materials, and documentation. New features: eight new chapters and three new appendices...troubleshootinginformation...math calculations and business forms, and much more.

A Student's Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 2017-2018

Author: Steven Baicker-McKee,William Janssen
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683287056
Page: 919
View: 1469
Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase. What Makes A Student's Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Different? Text of the Rules, Title 28, and Constitution: A Student's Guide supplies what your students need--the text of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (as amended through December 1, 2017), the frequently-consulted sections of the U.S. Judiciary Code, and the text (with revision history) of the U.S. Constitution. This is where most Rules Supplements available to students stop, with just an austere reprinting of these texts. PLUS... Student-Friendly Orientation to Each Rule: But what students often find challenging in studying Civil Procedure--and what is less likely to be found in either a casebook or a conventional study aid--is an understanding of how each Rule "fits" into the master scheme of federal civil practice generally. This edition of A Student's Guide offers students that very guidance. Two features (new in this edition) now follow the text of each Rule: "How This Rule Fits In" explains for students the context of each Rule and the role each plays in federal civil practice, and "The Architecture of this Rule" which helps students unpack those Rules that are especially long and confusing. These two features guide students in contextualizing and making sense out of the Rules at a Rule-by-Rule level. PLUS... Rule-Specific Functions and Nuances: Students often struggle to appreciate how the theory of a Rule operates in practice. A Student's Guide addresses that concern by supplying a final feature to each Rule discussion - "How this Rule Works in Practice" - designed to help students understand each Rule's function, subpart by subpart, and the real-world, practical applications and nuances of each subpart in practice. PLUS... Citations to Interpretative Case Law: Also unlike most other Rules Supplements, A Student's Guide provides students with select, leading interpretative case law analyzing the Rules and their subparts. This, then, converts this text into a "finding aid" of sorts, as students work through applied problems in the context of the Rules. PLUS... An Overview of Companion Federal Practice Concepts: Because many of the related core concepts of federal practice are an amalgam of law found in Rules, statutes, constitutional provisions, and case law, A Student's Guide bridges that gulf with quick, orienting discussions of central practice concepts like personal jurisdiction, subject-matter jurisdiction, removal, venue, forum non conveniens, the Erie Doctrine, and claim and issue preclusion. These distillations allow students to acquire a broad view of those related practice contexts. PLUS... A Handy Overview of Federal Appellate Practice: This edition of A Student's Guide also includes the text of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, introduced by a student-friendly overview of federal appellate practice. PLUS... A Helpful Orientation to the Rulemaking Process: A Student's Guide also includes a brief orientation for students to the process of federal rulemaking, how the Rules originally came into existence, and how they are amended.