• Law

The Japanese Legal System

Cases, Codes, and Commentary
Author: Curtis J. Milhaupt,J. Mark Ramseyer,Mark D. West
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609300296
Category: Law
Page: 895
View: 749
This casebook on Japanese Law has been specially designed for ease of use and theoretical versatility. Heavily-edited cases, statutes, and articles canvass a wide range of intriguing problems and theoretical perspectives. Professors will find that it facilitates a variety of analysis and approaches to a given question--whether sociological, anthropological, or based on law and economics. The book allows for in-depth coverage of a diverse range of substantive areas of law, from torts, criminal law, and contracts to employment and corporate law.

    • Law

Japanese law


Author: Hiroshi Oda
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 460
View: 4733
This is the updated and substantially enlarged edition of Japanese Law originally published in 1992, which was acclaimed for being the first comprehensive study of Japanese law to be published in English by a Japanese academic. The book covers the entire range of Japanese law with an emphasison commercial law covering such topics as the reform of the company law, internationalization of competition law, and the financial 'Big Bang', and cross-border litigation. Bridging the gap between the law in statute books and the actual implementation in practice, the book incorporates all of the most recent case law as well as reflecting on current debates in legal academic discourse in Japan.

    • Law

Second-Best Justice

The Virtues of Japanese Private Law
Author: J. Mark Ramseyer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022628204X
Category: Law
Page: 256
View: 2142
It’s long been known that Japanese file fewer lawsuits per capita than Americans do. Yet explanations for the difference have tended to be partial and unconvincing, ranging from circular arguments about Japanese culture to suggestions that the slow-moving Japanese court system acts as a deterrent. With Second-Best Justice, J. Mark Ramseyer offers a more compelling, better-grounded explanation: the low rate of lawsuits in Japan results not from distrust of a dysfunctional system but from trust in a system that works—that sorts and resolves disputes in such an overwhelmingly predictable pattern that opposing parties rarely find it worthwhile to push their dispute to trial. Using evidence from tort claims across many domains, Ramseyer reveals a court system designed not to find perfect justice, but to “make do”—to adopt strategies that are mostly right and that thereby resolve disputes quickly and economically. An eye-opening study of comparative law, Second-Best Justice will force a wholesale rethinking of the differences among alternative legal systems and their broader consequences for social welfare.

    • Law

Habeas Corpus in Wartime

From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay
Author: Amanda L. Tyler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199856664
Category: Law
Page: 448
View: 6767
Habeas Corpus in Wartime unearths and presents a comprehensive account of the legal and political history of habeas corpus in wartime in the Anglo-American legal tradition. The book begins by tracing the origins of the habeas privilege in English law, giving special attention to the English Habeas Corpus Act of 1679, which limited the scope of executive detention and used the machinery of the English courts to enforce its terms. It also explores the circumstances that led Parliament to invent the concept of suspension as a tool for setting aside the protections of the Habeas Corpus Act in wartime. Turning to the United States, the book highlights how the English suspension framework greatly influenced the development of early American habeas law before and after the American Revolution and during the Founding period, when the United States Constitution enshrined a habeas privilege in its Suspension Clause. The book then chronicles the story of the habeas privilege and suspension over the course of American history, giving special attention to the Civil War period. The final chapters explore how the challenges posed by modern warfare during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have placed great strain on the previously well-settled understanding of the role of the habeas privilege and suspension in American constitutional law. Throughout, the book draws upon a wealth of original and heretofore untapped historical resources to shed light on the purpose and role of the Suspension Clause in the United States Constitution, revealing all along that many of the questions that arise today regarding the scope of executive power to arrest and detain in wartime are not new ones.


    • Law

English Legal System


Author: Jacqueline Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134653409
Category: Law
Page: 224
View: 5280
Key Facts Key Cases: English Legal System will ensure you grasp the main concepts of your English Legal System module with ease. This book explains in concise and straightforward terms: • Discussion of the courts system, both civil and criminal; • Details of the tribunal system • The doctrine of precedent • Statutory interpretation • Personnel in the legal system, both professional and lay Key Facts Key Cases is the essential series for anyone studying law at LLB, postgraduate and conversion courses and professional courses such as ILEX. The series provides the simplest and most effective way to absorb and retain all of the material essential for passing your exams. Each chapter includes: diagrams at the start of chapters to summarise key points structured headings and numbered points to allow for clear recall of the essential points charts and tables to break down more complex information Where relevant, chapters also contain a Key Cases section which provides the simplest and most effective way to absorb and memorise essential cases needed for exam success. Essential and leading cases are explained The style, layout and explanations are user friendly Cases are broken down into key components by use of a clear system of symbols for quick and easy visual recognition


    • Law

Constitutionalism and Rights

The Influence of the United States Constitution Abroad
Author: Albert J. Rosenthal,Louis Henkin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231065702
Category: Law
Page: 462
View: 8244
Why do smokers claim that the first cigarette of the day is the best? What is the biological basis behind some heavy drinkers' belief that the "hair-of-the-dog" method alleviates the effects of a hangover? Why does marijuana seem to affect ones problem-solving capacity? Intoxicating Minds is, in the author's words, "a grand excavation of drug myth." Neither extolling nor condemning drug use, it is a story of scientific and artistic achievement, war and greed, empires and religions, and lessons for the future. Ciaran Regan looks at each class of drugs, describing the historical evolution of their use, explaining how they work within the brain's neurophysiology, and outlining the basic pharmacology of those substances. From a consideration of the effect of stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, and the reasons and consequences of their sudden popularity in the seventeenth century, the book moves to a discussion of more modern stimulants, such as cocaine and ecstasy. In addition, Regan explains how we process memory, the nature of thought disorders, and therapies for treating depression and schizophrenia. Regan then considers psychedelic drugs and their perceived mystical properties and traces the history of placebos to ancient civilizations. Finally, Intoxicating Minds considers the physical consequences of our co-evolution with drugs -- how they have altered our very being -- and offers a glimpse of the brave new world of drug therapies.

    • Law

Refugee Law and Practice in Japan


Author: Osamu Arakaki
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351905651
Category: Law
Page: 280
View: 3684
This volume examines the development of refugee law and policy in Japan. The book discusses systemic weaknesses and compares the evolution of law in other states to highlight problems in Japan's refugee determination system. Ultimately, the book calls for Japan to reform failing systems and take innovative action towards refugee protection.

    • Law

A Documentary Companion to A Civil Action

With Notes, Comments, and Questions
Author: Lewis A. Grossman,Robert G. Vaughn
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 802
View: 3819
This companion is intended to be used in conjunction with A Civil Action, by Jonathan Harr" and "contains a broad selection of documents from Anderson v. Cryovac.

    • Corporate governance

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: 6197
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

    • Law

Constitutional Law Stories


Author: Michael C. Dorf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 561
View: 2085
This publication provides a student with an understanding of 15 leading U.S. constitutional law cases, focusing on how the litigation was shaped by lawyers, judges and socioeconomic factors, and why the cases have attained landmark status. It is suitable for adoption as a supplement in an introductory constitutional law course, or as a text for an advanced seminar.

    • Law

Corporation Law and Economics


Author: Stephen M. Bainbridge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781587781407
Category: Law
Page: 884
View: 3700

Harvard Law Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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    • Law

One L

The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
Author: Scott Turow
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429939560
Category: Law
Page: 337
View: 4445
One L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school introduces and a best-seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it brings alive the anxiety and competiveness--with others and, even more, with oneself--that set the tone in this crucible of character building. Turow's multidimensional delving into his protagonists' psyches and his marvelous gift for suspense prefigure the achievements of his celebrated first novel, Presumed Innocent, one of the best-selling and most talked about books of 1987. Each September, a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often grueling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Turow's group of One Ls are fresh, bright, ambitious, and more than a little daunting. Even more impressive are the faculty: Perini, the dazzling, combative professor of contracts, who presents himself as the students' antagonist in their struggle to master his subject; Zechman, the reserved professor of torts who seems so indecisive the students fear he cannot teach; and Nicky Morris, a young, appealing man who stressed the humanistic aspects of law. Will the One Ls survive? Will they excel? Will they make the Law Review, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-conservative microcosm? With remarkable insight into both his fellows and himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and throught-provoking narrative that teaches the reader not only about law school and the law but about the human beings who make them what they are. In the new afterword for this edition of One L, the author looks back on law school from the perspective of ten years' work as a lawyer and offers some suggestions for reforming legal education.

    • Law

The English Legal System

2012-2013
Author: David Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136332278
Category: Law
Page: 768
View: 5337
Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System explains and critically assesses how our law is made and applied. Annually updated, this authoritative textbook clearly describes the legal rules of England and Wales and their collective influence as a sociocultural institution. This latest edition of The English Legal System presents and analyses changes made to the legal system by the coalition government, and digests recent legislation and case law. The Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, the Crime and Security Act 2010, the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, new European law, and the latest decisions of the Supreme Court are all incorporated into the text, and this edition also digests recent research on the work of juries and the criminal courts, and the 2011 changes to the regulation of, and Government contributions towards, legal services. Key learning features include: a clear and logical structure with short, manageable, well-structured individual chapters; useful chapter summaries which act as a good check point for students; sources for further reading and suggested websites at the end of each chapter to point students towards further learning pathways; an online skills network including how tos, practical examples, tips, advice and interactive examples of English law in action. Relied upon by generations of students, Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System is a permanent fixture in this ever evolving subject.

    • International business enterprises

International Tax Primer


Author: Brian J. Arnold
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789041159755
Category: International business enterprises
Page: 250
View: 5537
International Tax Primer provides an introduction to the policies that countries seek to advance with their international tax rules, with numerous examples drawn from the practices of both developed and developing countries. This third edition has been expanded substantially, due to the major developments that have occurred since the second edition of this indispensable resource appeared in 2004 - not least the fact that innumerable smalland medium-sized firms, as well as individuals, now engage in cross-border transactions that cause them and their tax advisers to confront international tax issues on a regular basis. Moreover, as the countries of the world have become increasingly integrated economically, the importance of the major issues that a country must confront in designing its international tax rules and in coordinating those rules with the tax systems of its trading partners has mushroomed. The book strikes a balance between the specific and the general by illustrating the funda mental principles and structure of international tax with frequent reference to actual practice in a variety of countries. Coverage includes the following: * role of the tax adviser in planning international transactions; * taxation of residents on foreign income and of non-residents on domestic income; * mechanisms used to mitigate the risks to taxpayers of international double taxation; * transfer pricing rules to prevent the avoidance of tax by multinational corporations; * anti-avoidance measures dealing with tax havens, treaty shopping, and other offensive tax planning activities; * overview and analysis of the provisions of bilateral tax treaties and the OECD and UN * Model Treaties on which they are generally based; and * challenges posed by taxation of income derived from the digital economy. New material in the third edition includes analysis of the OECD's initiative against base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), tax aspects of hybrid entities and financial instruments, and taxation of fees for technical services as proposed under the UN Model Treaty. Although of greatest value to tax practitioners and government officials confronting interna tional tax for the first time, this book is sure to continue in use by tax professionals at every level of experience and on a worldwide basis.

    • Computers

Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XIX


Author: Hannu Jaakkola,Yasushi Kiyoki,Takahiro Tokuda
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1586038125
Category: Computers
Page: 393
View: 548
Includes papers submitted to the 17th European-Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (EJC 2007).

    • Citation of legal authorities

The Indigo Book


Author: Christopher Jon Sprigman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1892628023
Category: Citation of legal authorities
Page: 201
View: 5882
This public domain book is an open and compatible implementation of the Uniform System of Citation.