Author: Eric D. Green,Charles R. Nesson,Peter L. Murray
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
In its Third Edition, this problem-based casebook achieves a new standard of efficiency and effectiveness. Organized around the Federal Rules of Evidence for the widest possible application, Problems, Cases, and Materials on Evidence, Third Edition, reflects its authors' expertise as scholars and as teachers. Every element of the casebook is tailored for classroom success and true student understanding: problems focus on realistic practice issues materials give students a solid understanding of how the Federal Rules apply in the real world the authors expose the underlying principles, policy choices, and jurisprudential values on which the Federal Rules are based through a careful blend of cases and problems exclusive focus on a single set of rules facilitates both teaching and learning. annual supplementation with the current version of the Federal Rules of Evidence, proposed-but-not-enacted rules, and other selected material (including the California Rules of Evidence) ensures timely coverage of developments What's new in the Third Edition? for the first time, an accompanying Website that can be accessed by professors, students and practitioners contains all the cases and problems from the book, as well as the full text of the Federal Rules of Evidence, topical indices, sample course syllabi, and other materials new co-author Peter Murray of Harvard Law School adds his distinctive voice to the text updated problems succinctly capture evidence issues and stimulate class discussion scrupulous revision of the entire casebook, with a wealth of new material on privilege, expert testimony, the rape-shield law, and DNA evidence. reorganized chapters on character evidence, witnesses, and credibility new explanatory and transitional text for deeper understanding and easier comprehension of the relationships between concepts If you plan on taking a problem-oriented approach to evidence in your next course, use the casebook that set and continues to refine the standard, Green, Nesson, and Murray's Problems, Cases, and Materials on Evidence, Third Edition.
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.
Discovery (Law) by Shira Ann Scheindlin,Daniel J. Capra
The third edition of the only comprehensive casebook on electronic discovery and evidence, authored by the field's leading authorities, incorporates the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; updates case law in the field; and expands discussions of cooperation, proportionality, social media, and professional responsibility obligations. Two new chapters have been added, one on the latest search techniques, including Technology-Assisted Review, that all lawyers must understand; and another on emerging issues with the surveillance, search, and seizure of electronically stored information by law enforcement in criminal cases. This casebook is a 'must' for any course in e-discovery, and an important resource for civil procedure, criminal law, evidence, and ethics courses.
A contemporary, easy-to-teach text by high-profile authors, this casebook invites students and teachers to re-imagine the field of Insurance Law. The authors demonstrates the big-picture role of insurance law and policy in American business and society, exploring federal-state regulatory roles in depth as well as the traditional topics covered in casebooks. Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials uses more statutory material than any other casebook, with statutes typically presented through problems. Manageable assignments contain one major case followed by informative notes, questions and a problem.
Law by Christine A. Klein,Federico Cheever,Bret C. Birdsong,Alexandra B. Klass,Eric Biber
A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases, Fourth Edition
Author: Christine A. Klein,Federico Cheever,Bret C. Birdsong,Alexandra B. Klass,Eric Biber
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Offering broad national coverage on an array of topics, Natural Resources Law, Fourth Edition conveys the drama behind resource disputes and policy and the love-of-place. Most cases are introduced with a photo or map of the place, along with a context-setting paragraph. Each group of cases—both foundational cases as well as new decisions—begins with a factually rich discussion problem tailored to the cases that follow. Many problems mirror traditional essay exam questions; others raise contemporary policy issues. This highly teachable book groups readings into discrete, assignment-sized chunks of 25-40 pages, allowing coverage of 2-4 cases or one problem during each class section. The main emphasis is on primary sources, and each chapter opens with relevant statutory and regulatory sections.
A highly flexible casebook focusing on core concepts and central controversies in evidence law. With well-selected and tightly edited cases, this casebook offers thoroughly up-to-date coverage of technical and jurisprudential developments in scientific proof. Specifically, the fourth edition contains a dozen new cases while also dropping older material made redundant by the additions. The author has replaced the Supreme Court s confrontation decisions in Davis v. Washington and Michigan v. Bryant with the Court s 2015 decision in Clark v. Ohio. The Court s 2012 decision in Williams v. Illinois, regarding confrontation and expert witnesses, has replaced State v. Lewis. And Warger v. Shauers, the Court s 2014 decision applying Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), has pushed aside Tanner v. United States and People v. Fleiss.
This casebook provides a comprehensive, problem-based approach to studying the rules of evidence. Organized around the federal rules, this casebook provides coverage of every single rule; yet, through careful case choice and editing, Professor Nicolas has produced a book that can easily be taught from cover-to-cover in as few as three semester hours. Key features of the casebook include approximately 115 in-depth problems that are designed to teach all the nuances of the rules, as well as coverage of selected state rules of evidence that differ significantly from the federal rules designed to facilitate class discussion about the policies underlying the rules of evidence. In addition, the casebook contains an enriched section on scientific evidence, in-depth coverage of the rules to electronic evidence, and a chapter on appellate review of evidentiary rulings. The revised third edition of the casebook builds on the strengths of previous editions while at the same time updating it to reflect recent developments. The text has been revised to reflect the language of the Restyled Federal Rules of Evidence as well as all substantive amendments through December 2013. The revised third edition contains edited versions of the Supreme Court¿s most recent Confrontation Clause decisions, including Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, Michigan v. Bryant, Bullcoming v. New Mexico, and Williams v. Illinois. The revised third edition also includes recent decisions applying the rules of evidence to electronic evidence, including cases involving information found on social networking websites. In addition, it contains expanded coverage of state rules of evidence that differ significantly from the federal rules. Finally, in an effort to keep the book manageable in length, Professor Nicolas has--as a general rule--tried to remove a page of material for every new page added. An annual supplement is produced each year that includes the latest developments in evidence law so as to keep the textbook up-to-date between editions. A separate statutory supplement includes the federal rules of evidence and selected legislative history.
Law by Eric D. Green,Charles R. Nesson,Murray,Peter L. Murray
with selected legislative history, California Evidence Code, and case supplement
Author: Eric D. Green,Charles R. Nesson,Murray,Peter L. Murray
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
In its Third Edition, this problem-based casebook achieves a new standard of efficiency and effectiveness. Organized around the Federal Rules of Evidence For The widest possible application, PROBLEMS, CASES, AND MATERIALS ON EVIDENCE, Third Edition, reflects its authors' expertise as scholars and as teachers. Every element of the casebook is tailored for classroom success and true student understanding: problems focus on realistic practice issues materials give students a solid understanding of how the Federal Rules apply in the real world the authors expose the underlying principles, policy choices, and jurisprudential values on which the Federal Rules are based through a careful blend of cases and problems exclusive focus on a single set of rules facilitates both teaching and learning. Annual supplementation with the current version of the Federal Rules of Evidence, proposed-but-not-enacted rules, and other selected material (including the California Rules of Evidence) ensures timely coverage of developments comprehensive Teacher's Manual provides helpful suggestions for adapting the book to any class What's new in the Third Edition? For The first time, An accompanying Website that can be accessed by professors, students and practitioners contains all the cases and problems from the book, As well as the full text of the Federal Rules of Evidence, topical indices, sample course syllabi, and other materials new co-author Peter Murray of Harvard Law School adds his distinctive voice To The text updated problems succinctly capture evidence issues and stimulate class discussion scrupulous revision of the entire casebook, with a wealth of new material on privilege, expert testimony, The rape-shield law, and DNA evidence. reorganized chapters on character evidence, witnesses, and credibility new explanatory and transitional text for deeper understanding and easier comprehension of the relationships between concepts If you plan on taking a problem-oriented approach to evidence in your next course, use the casebook that set and continues to refine the standard, Green, Nesson, and Murray's PROBLEMS, CASES, AND MATERIALS ON EVIDENCE, Third Edition.
Law by Ronald Jay Allen,Richard B. Kuhns,Eleanor Swift
Author: Ronald Jay Allen,Richard B. Kuhns,Eleanor Swift
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
New material, a new co-author, and a new student friendly uniform chaper organization highlight the second edition of this chapter organization highlight the seconde of of this incisive evidence casebook. Authors Allen, Kuhns, and Swift enliven otherwise abstract concepts as they reveal the foundations of the law and rules of evidence. EVIDENCE: Text, Cases, and Problems, Second Edition, emphasizes two main themes: Analytic approach - First, the authors address each major topic as a problem of relevancy. Then they discuss the evidence policy underlying each rule in terms of its effect on jury reasoning. Diagrams illustrate this approach throughout the book. Contextual approach - Issues of admission and exclusion of evidence are analyzed from the perspectives of the major players in the trial process - advocates, judges, and juries. To increase accessibility and facilitate learning, the Second Edition: opens with a criminal trial transcript which serves as a basis for illustrations and problems throughout the book follows a consistent chapter structure of three sections: Interpretation and Illustration to introduce and apply the rule, Elaboration to analyze the policy and draft questions, and Reflections to offer in-depth analysis and new perspectives offers separate and unique chapters on Presumptions and Burdens of Proof in Civil Cases and Presumptions and Burdens of Proof in Criminal Cases New material includes: significant judicial opinions, such as Daubert v. Dow-Merrill Pharmaceuticals and Tome v. United States new Federal Rules of Evidence 413-415 Rule Amendments and Proposed Revisions to FRE new problems With EVIDENCE: Text, Cases, and Problems, Second Edition, students grasp the pivotal role of the rules of evidence in the adversary system.
Reflecting ongoing changes in the structure and regulation of modern business practice, Business Organizations: Cases, Problems, and Case Studies, Fourth Edition offers a unique combination of doctrine, problems, and case studies. Recent, high-interest cases are balanced against classic teaching chestnuts. Brief, innovative problems are used in combination with longer case studies. Recent Delaware Supreme Court decisions, updated case studies, and a strong website support a clear and sustained examination of the role and purview of the law in business transactions. New to the Fourth Edition: Recent Delaware Supreme Court and Chancery Court cases, including eBay v. Newmark; DFC Global v. Muirfield Value Partners; In re: Trulia; Kahn v. M&F Worldwide (MFW); Corwin v. KKR; and new parent/subsidiary vicarious liability cases New textual coverage of developing trends such as shareholder activism, exploding deal litigation and judicial efforts to reign it in, hedge fund appraisal arbitrage, and Public Benefit Companies Revised Uniform Partnership Act materials, as updated through 2013 Updated case studies and problems that consistently reinforce topical coverage Professors and students will benefit from: A discriminating selection of fresh cases and classic chestnuts In-depth coverage of how the law applies to modern business structures, (such as joint ventures, venture capital arrangements, franchises, and new limited liability business forms) as well as growth industries (such as computers, biotechnology, and telecommunications) Short problems after selected topics that give students practice applying the legal principles covered in that section Case studies styled on the B-school model that provide opportunities for in-depth analysis of the law in business transactions Hybrid entities treated in detail, including a separate chapter on limited liability companies Teaching materials include: Teacher’s Manual PowerPoint slides and multiple-choice exam questions Prof. Smith’s recorded lectures about many key topics
When you purchase a new version of this casebook from the LIFT Program, you receive 1-year FREE digital access to the corresponding Examples & Explanations in your course area. Now available in an interactive study center, Examples & Explanations offer hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics covered in class. Starting July 1, 2017, if your new casebook purchase does not come with an access code on the inside cover of the book, please contact Wolters Kluwer customer service. The email address and phone number for customer service are on the copyright page, found within the first few pages, of your casebook. A concise text that provides students with the tools necessary to understand real estate transactions in a real-world market setting. Featuring cases and materials that reveal ethical and professional responsibility issues that allow students to see professional ethics in a real-world context. This integrated approach to explaining market and ethical constraints on transactional real estate lawyers includes clear and consise explanations on each topic. Key Features: Detailed text explaining basic elements and market factors involved in each area of law. Excellent problems that increase in difficulty with each section. Cases that illustrate key points of commercial and residential real estate and the way problems arise in practice.
This text is an essential complement to Arthur Best's casebook, Evidence: Practice, Problems, and Rules, Second Edition. The practice problems provide students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge of Evidence rules and doctrines in a variety of practice contexts. It contains: The restyled Federal Rules of Evidence, as Amended December 1, 2015 Advisory Committee notes and Legislative History Prior version of Federal Rules of Evidence (unrestyled rules) Trial preparation problems that present particular evidence issues in seven different practice settings. They call for the drafting of motions or memos that lawyers would typically prepare to deal with them in advance of trial. Extensive in-trial problems that follow the transcript of a hypothetical trial, with evidence issues arising in a somewhat unpredictable order that reflects actual trial practice.
This new casebook provides a comprehensive, problem-based approach to the rules of evidence. Organized around the federal rules of evidence, this casebook is more comprehensive than most in that it provides coverage of every single rule of evidence, down to the most obscure exceptions to the hearsay rule. Yet, through careful case choice and editing, Nicolas has produced a book that can easily be taught from cover-to-cover in as few as three semester hours.Key features of the casebook include 89 in-depth problems that are designed to teach all the nuances of the rules, an enriched section on scientific evidence, application of the rules to electronic evidence, and appellate review of evidentiary rulings. In addition, the casebook incorporates the Supreme Courts recent Confrontation Clause decision in Crawford v. Washington, as well as pending proposed changes to Rules 404, 408, 606, and 609.A separate supplement that includes the federal rules of evidence and selected legislative history will also be available, as well as a teachers manual that provides suggested answers to the problems in the casebook. Available Supplements: Evidence: Problems, Cases and Materials Document Supplement 2005, 248 pp, paper, ISBN 1-59460-137-2 $28.00
Law by Paul F. Rothstein,Myrna S. Raeder,David Crump
Author: Paul F. Rothstein,Myrna S. Raeder,David Crump
Evidence: Cases, Materials, and Problems is predicated more than ever on the notion that the Federal Rules of Evidence, their state progeny, and cases arising under them, are the major factors in the teaching of Evidence today. The authors have made some changes to build the book more explicitly around the Rules. Interesting or informative cases or materials from other jurisdictions or the common law are still included where those materials shed light on an issue or impart perspective by showing other ways of doing things. For instance, the significant differences such as those in California are highlighted while the authors still use the Federal Rules as the basic organizing principle for this edition. Within each of the topics throughout the book, the authors have introduced some organizational innovations. Each topic usually opens with a box containing the text of the appropriate Federal Rule of Evidence (or, in the cases of particular privileges, the Uniform Rule of Evidence codifying the privilege) in order to focus attention and to provide a "rudder". This box is followed by a brief background explanation of the area, if needed. Then come some essential and teachable cases and other primary materials, each usually followed by a set of expository notes (including some questions) exploring permutations and implications, and finally, some problems testing whether students can apply or critique what they have learned and integrate it with other topics and rules where necessary. Each note, question, or problem has a heading indicating what it treats, so that professors are able to identify the subjects they wish to cover, while students receive direction about the intended focus of each inquiry. All decisions cited by the authors in textual passages, notes, questions, and problems are followed by at least a few words describing the holding. The materials in this book cover a wide range of perspectives from intensely pragmatic concerns, through deeply philosophical policy issues, to new approaches to evidentiary analysis. Included are textual explanations, rules, cases, notes, questions, problems, jury instructions, articles, proposals, legislation, and excerpted testimony. Assignments may be tailored to suit the teacher’s own preferences on how to best approach Evidence in an introductory course.
Law by James R. Devine,William B. Fisch,Stephen D. Easton
Author: James R. Devine,William B. Fisch,Stephen D. Easton
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
The Fourth Edition of this popular text continues the tradition of using problems to help students identify professional responsibility issues, then providing references to the relevant Model Rules and excerpts from reported cases, ethics committee opinions, law review and bar journal articles, and other secondary sources. The approach is comprehensive, with discussions of all of the Model Rules and most of the Model Code of Judicial Conduct, including new provisions of both sets of rules adopted since the Third Edition of the text. The text is still a reasonable size (600 pages), allowing instructors to cover the entire book in a three hour class. The Teacher's Manual and website provide instructors with lecture outlines, PowerPoint slides, a sample syllabus, and even sample quiz and final examination questions, so this is not just a textbook, but also a complete "course kit" for Professional Responsibility instructors.
This brand-new copyright casebook differs from other copyright law casebooks in a number of respects. First, this casebook emphasizes the essential materials at the heart of the subject. The result is a streamlined and exceptionally clear casebook, in which the main themes, ideas, and theories in this exciting and dynamic field are not obscured by extraneous readings. Second, the casebook takes full advantage of technology by providing access to a companion website containing an extensive library of additional modules, topics, edited cases, notes, problems, and audio-visual materials from cases and hypotheticals for use in class. The book is authored by two experts in the field, who have written extensively about copyright, the arts, and the impact of new technology. The approach is both practical and theoretically sophisticated, with a particular focus on the latest controversies in the field.
The 12th edition of this popular casebook includes key U.S. Supreme Court opinions, updated information on scientific evidence, new questions and hypotheticals, and common courtroom objections. Specifically, the new edition adds two important new Supreme Court cases on the right to confrontation and incorporates the restyled Federal Rules of Evidence. It introduces a revised organization of the materials on hearsay, to reflect better recent developments on the confrontation right. The chapter on the best evidence rule has been extensively updated. Numerous changes have been made to bring other chapters to date. Older materials that have a tired feel have been dropped, but teaching favorites that have stood the test of time have been retained. Oversized cases have been edited to reduce length. The authors have continued the practice of choosing cases and other materials on the basis of teachability, and they have added new cases that promise to be fun to teach. An updated version of the much-admired Teacher's Manual will also be available.
Cases, Problems, and Materials on Contracts is distinguished among other texts by its excellent organization and thorough coverage of the basic themes of contract law. The accessible, straightforward text begins with clear introduction to each section or concept. Carefully selected cases have been tightly edited for the best effect. Using an engaging problem-oriented approach, students learn contract doctrine by applying their knowledge to short, well-conceived hypotheticals. Offering a flexible organization, the book starts with “Offer and Acceptance” and moves on to “Consideration,” however, the book is designed so courses can easily start with “Consideration” or “Remedies.” Its flexibility allows for use in courses in which professors are required to teach sales, yet can also be adapted to avoid teaching the UCC. A manageable length accounts for the book being used in courses of 4, 5, and 6-hour length. The authors have worked closely on all chapters to deliver a seamless revision to this popular text. Key Features of the New Edition: The seventh edition begins with a new chapter containing an expanded introduction to the study of contracts law. Every chapter now includes new introductory material All chapters, with the exception of chapter one, end with an “Assessment” section, which consists of multiple choice questions and answers, designed to help the students review the material just learned.
A Concise Comparison of the Federal Rules With the California Code
Author: Miguel A. Mendez
This is the only rules pamphlet that concisely and systematically compares the similarities and differences between the Federal Rules of Evidence and California Evidence Code. Each chapter corresponds to an article of the FRE. Each section contains the applicable Rules and corresponding Evidence Code Sections, as well as a concise commentary comparing the two. This edition includes the restyled FRE and the Evidence Code, including their respective Notes and Comments, as well as the deleted Rules and a table indicating where the Rules and Evidence Code Sections are cited in the commentary.