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Paralegal/Legal Studies » Bankruptcy

EPSTEIN'S BANKRUPTCY AND RELATED LAW IN A NUTSHELL, 9TH (2017)
Written by: David G. Epstein Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Bankruptcy
Book: 376

This classic student text has been revised to reflect changes in case law, changes in bankruptcy practices, and changes in bankruptcy casebooks. Today's bankruptcy courses are now much more than just the automatic stay, avoiding powers, and discharge. As bankruptcy classes have become more comprehensive, more students have found this book helpful in comprehending reading assignments, class discussions, and exam questions.

ISBN 9781634606493

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MARKELL AND PONOROFF'S A SHORT AND HAPPY GUIDE TO BANKRUPTCY (2016)
Written by: Bruce A. Markell; Lawrence Ponoroff Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Bankruptcy
Book: 377

Bankruptcy is a complicated subject that covers a lot of ground. Bankruptcy lawyers can be found on Main Street and Wall Street. This efficient and effective guide to Bankruptcy will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on explaining the key concepts or building blocks that apply in any type of bankruptcy case, and then help you see those concepts in action in cases under the different chapters of the Bankruptcy Code, in proceedings ranging from individual consumer debtors in Chapter 7 or 13 to Fortune 500 Corporations in Chapter 11. To make the learning process more bearable, the authors have also infused the book with humor. Each of the authors is nationally-renowned law teacher who has practiced and taught Bankruptcy for many years. One of them is even a former bankruptcy judge. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing bankruptcy law, procedure, and real-world practice (in an exceedingly attractive manner).

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ISBN 9781634594936

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Paralegal/Legal Studies » Civil Procedure

BAICKER-MCKEE AND JANSSEN’S A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, 2016–2017 EDITION
Written by: Steven Baicker-McKee; William M. Janssen Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Civil Procedure
Book: 421

A Student's Guide provides the text of each of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (current through December 1, 2016), followed by a subpart-by-subpart analysis of each Rule and its operation. Also included are explanations of other companion concepts in federal civil practice (jurisdiction, removal, venue, forum non conveniens, Erie, and claim/issue preclusion), selected portions of the U.S. Judiciary Code, and the U.S. Constitution.

ISBN 9781683281191


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CLERMONT'S FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AND SELECTED OTHER PROCEDURAL PROVISIONS, (2016)
Written by: Kevin M. Clermont Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Civil Procedure
Book: 412

Updated to include the latest amendments and proposals, this statutory supplement provides the clearest and most useful collection of statutes and rules for courses in civil procedure—even including a sample set of local rules. The Supplement's unique organizational structure presents much information, but manages to do so without sacrificing a clean and usable presentation of the rules. A clever system of annotation succinctly explains amendments, and a separate presentation of the advisory committee notes now grouped by rule allows inclusion of red-lined versions of the rules, thus making the notes easy to understand and enabling reconstruction of the versions formerly in effect. This presentation reflects the fact that advisory committee notes are as important to a theoretical study of civil procedure as to a doctrinal or practical approach.

ISBN 9781634605625


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CLERMONT'S PRINCIPLES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, 4TH (2015)
Written by: Kevin M. Clermont Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Civil Procedure
Book: 413

This concise hornbook breaks down the subject of civil procedure along the standard lines: a brief orientation; then a lengthier overview of the stages of litigation, followed by a close inspection of the major procedural problems (governing law, authority to adjudicate, former adjudication, and complex litigation); and finally some reflections in conclusion. It discusses specific problems and illustrations, with the aid of generously sprinkled diagrams and special text boxes. Special attention was given to fitting the civil procedure course's main points together to form the big picture, with each topic ending in a section on the "big idea" (separation of powers, vertical federalism, horizontal federalism, full faith and credit, or procedural due process) that the student is supposed to take from the topic.

ISBN 9780314290540

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FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, 2016-2017 EDUCATIONAL EDITION
Written by: A. Benjamin Spencer Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Civil Procedure
Book: 414

This edition is an affordable, all-purpose resource designed to support any classroom text. It provides all new rules and amendments and up-to-date versions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rules of Procedure of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, habeas corpus rules, Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States, Federal Rules of Evidence, the U.S. Constitution, and proposed rule amendments. Pending rule amendments are presented through interlineation, permitting users to see the pending amendments as a markup to the text of the current rules.

ISBN 9781634607445

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FREER'S A SHORT AND HAPPY GUIDE TO CIVIL PROCEDURE (2014)
Written by: Richard D. Freer Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Civil Procedure
Book: 415

This book will demystify Civil Procedure. It will explain the doctrine and make it easy to remember.

ISBN 9780314287274

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JANSSEN'S FEDERAL CIVIL PROCEDURE LOGIC MAPS, 2D (2012)
Written by: William M. Janssen Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Civil Procedure
Book: 422

This full-color book of federal civil procedure logic maps, which supports any classroom text, is designed to provide visual aids, including graphic and color cues, in the understanding and application of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and related federal procedural concepts. Visual references show the interplay among rules and subparts of rules, the U.S. Constitution, and core provisions of the United States Code. In many maps, applicable caselaw is also highlighted and summarized. In addition to more than 120 full-color maps, the book also contains an appendix which includes the complete Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and selected sections of the United States Code (all current as of Summer 2012, including the integrated provisions of the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act, which took effect in early 2012).

ISBN 9780314285119


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KANE'S CIVIL PROCEDURE IN A NUTSHELL, 7TH (2013)
Written by: Mary Kay Kane Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Civil Procedure
Book: 134

Rules of civil procedure govern everything that happens outside of criminal proceedings. This Nutshell provides a road map to navigating civil procedure rules and helps build a foundation for understanding the overall picture. Topics discussed include how to choose the proper court, pretrial and trial preparation, adjudication, judgments, appeals, and specialized multi-party/multi-claim proceedings.

ISBN 9780314285881

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KUNEY AND LOOPER'S A CIVIL MATTER: A GUIDE TO CIVIL PROCEDURE AND LITIGATION (2014)
Written by: George W. Kuney; Donna C. Looper Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Civil Procedure
Book: 424

A Civil Matter chronicles Neely v. Fox of Oak Ridge and Benjamin Curd, a personal injury/negligence action in a federal district court resulting from a rear-end automobile collision. The book uses the lawsuit to introduce students to the civil litigation process, covering the basics of civil procedure from jurisdiction through pleading, discovery, motion practice, and trial. Importantly, there are hyperlinks throughout the book to rules of procedure, case law, and the pleadings and documents that make up the court docket. So, for example, when reading about the parties initiating the lawsuit, the reader can access, by hyperlink, the rules involved as well as the actual complaint that was filed in the action. The chapters contain questions for students to answer by reviewing the linked documents, causing them to conduct a review of the entire docket sheet and its contents as well as relevant case law, statutes, and rules. This process should enhance students' understanding of the context and content of a civil lawsuit governed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

ISBN 9780314289056


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LEVINE'S CIVIL PROCEDURE IN CALIFORNIA: STATE AND FEDERAL 2017 EDITION
Written by: David I. Levine Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Civil Procedure
Book: 423

This book is designed to be used in conjunction with any of the existing civil procedure casebooks. It includes the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, procedural statutes, state rules of court, and illustrative forms. The cases highlight areas commonly addressed in first-year civil procedure courses, but demonstrate how California procedure differs from its federal counterpart.

ISBN 9781683285441

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SCHEINDLIN AND THE SEDONA CONFERENCE'S ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY AND DIGITAL EVIDENCE IN A NUTSHELL, 2D (2016)
Written by: Shira A. Scheindlin; Sedona Conference Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Civil Procedure
Book: 418

A concise treatment of all issues relating to electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation today. The authors have substantially rewritten each chapter and added chapters on anticipated changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing ESI (which take effect December, 2015), technology-assisted review of ESI, and the use of ESI in criminal cases. Includes extensive treatment of preservation, search for and production of ESI, privilege protection, sanctions, ethical obligations of attorneys with respect to technology, and how the federal rules can be and have been adopted to accommodate digital evidence. Written by the author of the landmark Zubulake opinions and the Sedona Conference, which is at the forefront of thinking and writing on electronic discovery.

ISBN 9781634597487

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SLOMANSON'S CALIFORNIA CIVIL PROCEDURE IN A NUTSHELL, 5TH (2014)
Written by: William R. Slomanson Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Civil Procedure
Book: 419

This title will help students learn the key differences between California and Federal Civil Procedure. Readability has been improved on this edition by placing the accompanying legal citations, with pinpoint cites, at the end of most paragraph. Citing only the official reporter (when available) facilities both brevity and flow and the ubiquitous case and statutory quotes promote and appreciation of content.

ISBN 9781628100273

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Paralegal/Legal Studies » Contracts

EPSTEIN, MARKELL AND PONOROFF'S A SHORT AND HAPPY GUIDE TO CONTRACTS (2012)
Written by: David G. Epstein; Bruce A. Markell; Lawrence Ponoroff Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Contracts
Book: 381

This efficient and exceedingly effective guide to Contracts will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on making the key concepts of contract law, and the relationship among those concepts, easier to understand and retain. The authors have also infused the book with humor, believing there is nothing inconsistent between a rigorous academic experience and having a little fun. Each of the authors is nationally-renowned law teacher who has taught Contracts for decades. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing each critical aspect of the contract relationship, including, contract formation (offer and acceptance), enforcement (consideration and defenses), interpretation, performance, breach, and remedies.

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ISBN 9780314277930

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FELDMAN'S GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS IN A NUTSHELL, 6TH (2016)
Written by: Steven W. Feldman Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Contracts
Book: 386

This guide assists with dealings between the business world and the government, emphasizing federal government contract and subcontract law. Summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS), improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest, publicizing contract actions, outsourcing/privatization, and competition requirements. Addresses acquisition plans, contractor qualifications, contract delivery, and performance. Explains socio-economic policies, commercial items, options, sealed bidding, and negotiation. Reviews general contracting requirements, intellectual property, cost accounting standards, cost principles, financing, protests, disputes, and appeals. Explores research and development contracting, construction and architect-engineer contracts, inspection and warranty, value engineering, delays, suspension of work, modifications, subcontracting, and government contract termination.

ISBN 9781634594448

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GRAVES' LEARNING CONTRACTS (2014)
Written by: Jack Graves Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Contracts
Book: 382

Structured presentations, detailed explanations, illustrative examples, and helpful summaries provide for more efficient learning and understanding of basic doctrine in advance of class, thus facilitating a "flipped-classroom" approach. With this approach, much more of your valuable class time can be spent on problems—both those included at the end of each lesson for preparation by students before class and others provided in teaching materials for "real time" problem solving during class. This new book provides substantial coverage of common law, UCC Article 2, and the CISG (using a "comparative" approach).

ISBN 9780314285300

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HAGGARD'S CONTRACT LAW FROM A DRAFTING PERSPECTIVE (2002)
Written by: Thomas R. Haggard Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Contracts
Book: 387

This title takes a student beyond knowledge of the substance of contract principles, doctrines and rules. It contains a concise review of the contract drafting process and the accepted rules of style and usage, with corresponding exercises. Students then put this into practice through a series of exercises in which they draft a variety of contract provisions and complete contracts.

ISBN 9780314144492

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ROHWER, SKROCKI, AND MALLOY'S CONTRACTS IN A NUTSHELL, 8TH (2017)
Written by: Claude D. Rohwer; Anthony M. Skrocki; Michael P. Malloy Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Contracts
Book: 384

This Nutshell provides a comprehensive guide to the law of contracts. It contains expert explanations of contract concepts under both the common law and Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. It also includes the basics of the Law of Restitution and an introduction to digital contracting.

ISBN 9781634599146

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SJOSTROM'S AN INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACT DRAFTING, 2D (2013)
Written by: William K. Sjostrom Jr. Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Contracts
Book: 385

This concise book introduces students to basic contract drafting principles. It is designed specifically for instructors who want to add a short (two to six class hours) contract drafting unit to their legal writing, contracts or other courses. It explains the standard provisions contained in most commercial contracts and includes numerous examples excerpted from real contracts. The narrative portion of the book is followed by multiple practical exercises requiring students to apply and expand on the covered concepts. The second edition includes new and revised exercises and a new section on "efforts" modifiers.

ISBN 9780314287236

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Paralegal/Legal Studies » Courts

MITCHELL AND KLEIN'S AMERICAN COURTS EXPLAINED: A DETAILED INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL PROCESS USING REAL CASES (2016)
Written by: Gregory Mitchell; David E. Klein Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Courts
Book: 326

"This is a well-written text that I believe is essential reading for any layperson who wants to understand the nuts and bolts of legal procedure. It is also essential reading for one contemplating a career as a paralegal or considering a career in law. It is easily accessible for an undergraduate audience."
Sheldon Goldman, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

American Courts Explained ("ACE") takes students on a detailed tour of American courts by following two real cases—one criminal, one civil—from the events that gave rise to them, through pre-trial proceedings, jury trials, and appeals. Along the way there are stops in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. ACE introduces readers to major debates relating to the courts: How "political" are judges? How well do different methods of selecting judges work? Do ordinary people have adequate access to lawyers? Should we trust jurors to decide complex and emotional cases? But it presents these debates in the context of actual cases so that readers can see why these debates matter to the parties, lawyers, judges, and jurors. The conviction behind this approach is that students learn best when engaged by vivid, interesting cases with details that make abstract debates and difficult legal concepts meaningful and easier to understand.

By the end of ACE, readers will find that the judicial process has been demystified. They will have a firm understanding of what litigants, lawyers and judges do, will understand the structure and procedure of American civil and criminal courts, will see the purposes served by judicial rules and procedures, and will see what effect these rules, and procedures have on the outcomes of cases. Readers will have acquired the knowledge needed to critically evaluate the legal institutions we have and proposals for changing them.

ACE can serve as a stand-alone text or as a supplement to a textbook that takes a more thematic and less detailed approach to the American judicial process. An accompanying website (amcourtsbook.com) provides teachers and students with the many legal documents discussed in ACE. These materials may be used for extended study of topics, for class exercises or assignments, or just to provide more detail on the many legal procedures and concepts discussed in ACE. This book will give students contemplating law school or a career in criminal justice a realistic understanding of what those careers would involve and a head start on the deeper study of American courts required for those career paths.

ISBN 9781634598798

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Paralegal/Legal Studies » Criminal Law

COKER AND WEISBERG'S CRIMINAL LAW STORIES (2013)
Written by: Donna Coker; Robert Weisberg Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Criminal Law
Book: 147

This collection of case stories illustrates the balance, continuity, and evolution in substantive criminal law doctrine in light of the social and political contexts in which those doctrines are perennially tested. These stories focus on the pre-litigation behavior of defendants, raising important moral and cultural questions about human nature and human society and how social norms get translated into workable legal doctrines. They survey the typical variety of doctrines addressed in a standard criminal law course, elucidating the classic themes of common law jurisprudence.

ISBN 9781599414393

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DRESSLER'S AND GARVEY'S CASES AND MATERIALS ON CRIMINAL LAW, 7TH (2016)
Written by: Joshua Dressler; Stephen P. Garvey Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Criminal Law
Book: 219

This popular title, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of the criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, capital punishment, broadening sexual assault law, self-defense by battered women, euthanasia, the role of culture in determining culpability), and creatively uses literature (e.g., examining insanity through Edgar Allen Poe's The-Tell Tale Heart) and even "brain teasers" to confront (as the Preface states) "the Big Questions . . . that philosophers, theologians, scientists, and poets, as well as lawyers, have grappled with for centuries." The Seventh Edition, as in the past, includes new cases, as well as updates in the notes that bring current issues of criminal law to the fore. The Notes and Questions, as well as the Teacher's Manual, are uniformly thoughtful and sometimes even humorous. Visit the companion site for new PowerPoint slides and other teaching materials.

ISBN 9781628102055

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LEE AND HARRIS'S CRIMINAL LAW, CASES AND MATERIALS, 3D (2014)
Written by: Cynthia Lee; Angela P. Harris Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Criminal Law
Book: 328

This text, the only criminal law coursebook authored by two progressive female law professors of color, provides the reader with both critical race and critical feminist theory perspectives on criminal law while following a traditional format. All of the usual subject areas are covered, but the book is unique in highlighting the cultural context of substantive criminal law.

The book seamlessly integrates issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation so the teacher who wishes to address such issues does not have to assign supplemental reading assignments in order to do so. The book is also very student-friendly, providing a brief doctrinal overview of the subject matter at the beginning of each chapter. The book does away with the tradition of long lists of notes and questions following the cases, a trademark feature of many older casebooks, putting this material in the Teachers Manual for the teacher to use at his or her discretion.

The third edition is fresh and innovative, referencing several ripped from the headlines controversies, including the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman and Florida's stand your ground law, the arrest of African American Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for disorderly conduct, the shooting of Larry King, a gender nonconforming teenager, by classmate Brandon McInerney and the gay panic defense, and the repeal of North Carolina's Racial Justice Act.

Additional information and teaching materials are available at Lee and Harris Criminal Law

ISBN 9780314282866

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ROBINSON'S CRIMINAL LAW CASE STUDIES, 5TH (2015)
Written by: Paul H. Robinson Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Criminal Law
Book: 148

This title makes complex criminal law issues more accessible to students by examining the facts of real-life case studies. The new edition continues the practice of adding additional cases, along with all accompanying material. Included in the text are details regarding the offender's background, the nature of the offense, all relevant facts of the case, photographs of the people and locations of the offense, and the texts of both then-governing and current statutes. This approach encourages analysis about what the law is and should be, and the aftermath of each case encourages discussion about what actually happened to the defendant and why.

ISBN 9781628101591

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Paralegal/Legal Studies » Elder Law

FROLIK AND KAPLAN'S ELDER LAW IN A NUTSHELL, 6TH (2014)
Written by: Lawrence A. Frolik; Richard L. Kaplan Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Elder Law
Book: 393

This reliable source provides expert narration on the scope and diversity of elder law. This edition integrates the wide-ranging changes made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health reform legislation), as well as other recent developments. It includes the following topics: the Elder Justice Act responding to elder abuse and neglect; criminal background checks of workers who work with older patients; major Medicare changes, such as cost-free annual wellness visits and personalized prevention assessments, end-of-life planning, tax increases on both earned and investment income, increased premiums on higher-income enrollees in Part D, and gradual filling of the Part D "donut hole"; Medicaid spousal impoverishment protection changes; and more.

ISBN 9781628100099

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HEGLAND AND FLEMING'S A SHORT AND HAPPY GUIDE TO ELDER LAW (2013)
Written by: Kenney F. Hegland; Robert B. Fleming Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Elder Law
Book: 394

A quick and easy guide to problems of aging and how the law and practical advice can make things better. Students taking elder law, working in elder clinics, or simply dealing with aging relatives, should be assigned this book. Quick and easy it offers a legal checkup and describes how it is to grow older. It covers the legal issues, but also the critical not-on-the-syllabus issues: talking to one's family, recognizing elder abuse, dealing with disability and death. Kenney Hegland is known for clear writing and questionable jokes; Robert Fleming, in the trenches for 35 years, is known, along with Professor Rebecca Morgan, as the "rock star" of NAELA (National Association of Elder Law Attorneys).

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ISBN 9780314283818


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Paralegal/Legal Studies » Family Law

ABRAMS, MANGOLD AND RAMSEY'S CHILDREN AND THE LAW: DOCTRINE, POLICY AND PRACTICE, 5TH (2014)
Written by: Douglas E. Abrams; Susan V. Mangold; Sarah H. Ramsey Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Family Law
Book: 397

The authors have updated the popular coursebook with new cases, materials and problems that capture rapid changes in child advocacy and juvenile justice. The book continues its interdisciplinary emphasis, practical approach, and in-depth coverage of lawyering, child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, status offenses, and delinquency. Chapters on children's rights and obligations, regulatory legislation, financial relationships, and medical decision-making permit flexible coverage. Notes following cases and article excerpts orient students and provide background for classroom discussion. A comprehensive, up-to-date teachers manual accompanies the book.

ISBN 9780314287670

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ABRAMS, RAMSEY AND MANGOLD CHILDREN AND THE LAW IN A NUTSHELL, 5TH EDITION (2015)
Written by: Douglas E. Abrams; Sarah H. Ramsey; Susan V. Mangold Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Family Law
Book: 396

This comprehensive, compact guide succinctly discusses children's status, rights and obligations throughout American law. The authors have devoted entire chapters to the meaning of "parent," abuse and neglect, the foster care system, adoption, medical decision-making, support and other financial responsibilities, protective legislation, and delinquency. Representation of children is covered throughout the book. Also treated for comparative purposes are several relevant international law issues, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, international child labor, and U.S. tobacco exports to children overseas.

ISBN 9781628104295


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AREEN, SPINDELMAN AND TSOUKALA'S FAMILY LAW, CONCISE, 6TH (2012)
Written by: Judith C. Areen; Marc Spindelman; Philomila Tsoukala Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Family Law
Book: 399

The Concise Edition continues a long tradition of innovation the coursebook is widely known and prized for. This new-style edition delivers an up-to-date overview of U.S. Family Law that weaves together a thoughtfully-edited blend of black-letter rules, policy, narrative, history, and transnational sources, with theory judiciously sprinkled throughout. The resulting mix is a casebook that introduces the full range of Family Law topics in a manner that is direct, unadorned, accessible and distinctively teachable. This edition is ideal for instructing students on major highways of the field with materials that capture and convey their dynamism, interest, and future directions.

ISBN 9781609300586

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MYER'S AND KRAUSE'S FAMILY LAW IN A NUTSHELL, 6TH (2017)
Written by: David D. Myer; Harry D. Krause Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Family Law
Book: 400



ISBN 9781683282549


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WADLINGTON AND O'BRIEN'S FAMILY LAW IN PERSPECTIVE, 3D (2012)
Written by: Walter Wadlington; Raymond C. O'Brien Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Family Law
Book: 401

This book continues the approach of the previous editions, offering a conceptual approach to the legal issues implicit in family law. The book describes the developments of alternatives to marriage, same-sex marriage, and the expansion of assisted reproductive technology and gestational surrogacy. Spousal and child support continue to be addressed at the state level through expanding definitions of what constitutes property, the need to limit the duration of spousal support, and the presumptive value of child support statutes. Federal statutes have demanded greater support enforcement at the state level, and Congress retains control over ERISA, Social Security, and military benefits.

ISBN 9781609300456

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Paralegal/Legal Studies » Intro to U.S. Law & Legal History

BURNHAM'S INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW AND LEGAL SYSTEM OF THE UNITED STATES, 6TH (2016)
Written by: William Burnham Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Intro to U.S. Law & Legal History
Book: 135

This text provides an introduction to U.S. law for anyone who seeks a "big picture" of the law and legal system, including undergraduate and graduate students. Not a casebook, it explains the major substantive areas of the law in narrative form with citations to cases and sources for additional detail. In addition to covering the principal substantive areas of the law, the book has chapters on: essential basic history and governmental structure necessary to an understanding of the legal system; the legal profession; the theory and practice of the adversary system of justice; and statutory interpretation and case law reasoning.

ISBN 9781634602075

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GINSBURG'S INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LEGAL REASONING, 2ND (2015)
Written by: Jane C. Ginsburg Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Intro to U.S. Law & Legal History
Book: 255

This coursebook serves an undergraduate course in introduction to legal reasoning. It is designed to initiate students in the legal methods of case law analysis and statutory interpretation, prompting students to take a critical distance from the wielding of the methods. It helps students acquire or refine the techniques of close reading, analogizing, distinguishing, positing related fact patterns, and criticizing judicial and legislative exposition and logic.

ISBN 9781634592284

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KLONOFF'S INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF U.S. LAW (2016)
Written by: Robert Klonoff Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Intro to U.S. Law & Legal History
Book: 254

This book introduces students to the highlights of the first-year curriculum at a U.S. law school. It is designed for an undergraduate pre-law course or for schools that train and certify paralegals. The first chapter summarizes the U.S. legal system, while the remaining seven chapters focus on foundational subjects: constitutional law, civil procedure, contracts, torts, property, criminal procedure, and criminal law. The book has numerous edited court cases, and contains notes, questions, and citations to sources for more in-depth study. All of the chapters contain notes and questions, highlighting important issues for discussion and providing citations to cases, articles, and other materials for more in-depth study.

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ISBN 9781628101676

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Paralegal/Legal Studies » Legal Research

ARMSTRONG AND KNOTT'S WHERE THE LAW IS: AN INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH, 4TH (2012)
Written by: J.D.S. Armstrong; Christopher A. Knott Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 439

This textbook and course reference is designed specifically for advanced legal research classes and for upper-level students who want to achieve a better understanding of how to use the sources of legal information that they learned about in their introductory courses. It provides in-depth guidance through the research process, advice on format selection, and detail about the tools and techniques needed to function as skilled legal researchers. Up to date discussion of all media is fully integrated throughout. It focuses on the types of information the researcher needs, rather than on descriptions of particular information products.

ISBN 9780314282330

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BARKAN, BINTLIFF AND WHISNER’S ASSIGNMENTS TO FUNDAMENTALS OF LEGAL RESEARCH, 10TH AND LEGAL RESEARCH ILLUSTRATED, 10TH BY PHILLIPS, LAW, AND STRINGFELLOW (2015)
Written by: Steven M. Barkan; Barbara Bintliff; Mary Whisner; Susan T. Phillips; Wendy N. Law; Joan E. Stringfellow Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 447

Expertly designed exercises keyed to Fundamentals of Legal Research and Legal Research Illustrated provide students with targeted questions to apply their knowledge of research methods to real problems. The exercises help acquaint students with many aspects of legal research, enabling them to hone their legal research skills using a logical sequence of resources. Students will gain exposure to all the major types of legal research sources and practice locating relevant information in each.

ISBN 9781609300579

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BARKAN, BINTLIFF AND WHISNER'S LEGAL RESEARCH ILLUSTRATED, 10TH (2015)
Written by: Steven M. Barkan; Barbara Bintliff; Mary Whisner Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 441

Legal Research Illustrated is a comprehensive U.S. legal research text, offering the broad introduction needed by novices and the in-depth coverage required by advanced researchers. The resources and the processes of legal research are covered, making Legal Research Illustrated suitable for a variety of teaching approaches. Throughout the text, illustrations show key features of print and electronic sources.

ISBN 9781609300555

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BARKAN, BINTLIFF, AND WHISNER'S FUNDAMENTALS OF LEGAL RESEARCH,10TH (2015)
Written by: Steven M. Barkan; Barbara Bintliff; Mary Whisner Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 440

This classic textbook has been updated to include the latest methods and resources. Fundamentals of Legal Research provides an authoritative introduction and guide to all aspects of legal research, integrating electronic and print sources. The Tenth Edition includes chapters on the true basics (case reporting, statutes, and so on) as well as more specialized chapters on legislative history, tax law, international law, and the law of the United Kingdom. A new chapter addresses Native American tribal law. Chapters on the research process, legal writing, and citation format help integrate legal research into the larger process of solving legal problems and communicating the solutions. This edition includes an updated glossary of research terms and revised tables and appendixes. Because of its depth and breadth, this text is well suited for advanced legal research classes; it is a book that students will want to retain for future use. Barkan, Bintliff and Whisner's Assignments to Fundamentals of Legal Research complements the text.

ISBN 9781609300562


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BERRING AND EDINGER'S FINDING THE LAW, 12TH (2005)
Written by: Robert C. Berring; Elizabeth A. Edinger Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 442

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of print and digital sources of legal information, concentrating on the basics of legal research covered by most law school courses. The book serves as both a text and a reference guide for legal researchers. It covers the context of legal research and includes information on state legal research guides; bibliographies; court reports; case verification and updating; case finding; and sources of federal regulatory agency rules, regulations, and adjudications.

ISBN 9780314145796


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BERRING AND LEVY'S THE LEGAL RESEARCH SURVIVAL MANUAL WITH VIDEO MODULES, 2D (2017)
Written by: Robert C. Berring; Michael Levy Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 465

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This text and the accompanying videos provide a basic introduction to the mysteries of legal research, giving the new legal researcher the tools necessary for success. The title Legal Research Survival Manual is chosen with care. The work does not provide comprehensive coverage of legal materials, and is not designed to replace traditional legal texts. Instead, it is an easy-to-read introduction for students at the very start of their career. It is designed to be an approachable resource to launch them into their paralegal studies or first year of law school, or as a legal research refresher for those starting their first jobs or internships. The videos can be watched in conjunction with the book or separately.

Video topics include:
  • Structure of US Court System
  • How Cases Came to be Published
  • The Parts of a Judicial Opinion
  • How to Read a Judicial Opinion
  • Overview of the Online Systems
  • Hints for Online Case Searching
  • Citators and How They Can Save You
  • Bluebook Citation and You
  • Legislation—What You Need to Know
  • Administrative Law and Legislative History
  • Secondary Sources
  • Research Strategy
New Video Course Bundle includes a softcover print book and 12-month digital access to video modules, supporting documents, and self-assessments that accompany the text. This bundle may also be purchased as an eBook plus video. Both options are available at a discounted price for school-wide purchases.

ISBN 9781683284659



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BERRING ON LEGAL RESEARCH (DVD) (2006)
Written by: Robert C. Berring Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 443

This two-DVD set provides viewers with an engaging and fast-paced training resource for developing or brushing up on essential legal research skills. Professor Robert C. Berring instructs students, and other legal professionals, on the "deep principles" of legal research and applies these principles to practical, real-life situations. Used in conjunction with his monthly podcasts, found at
berringlegalresearch.com, Berring's contextual method of legal research can improve and maximize research effectiveness for any legal researcher. Throughout these two DVDs, viewers will learn both where to begin research and, perhaps even more important, how to know when to stop researching. Viewers are also introduced to all of the various resources that researchers have at their disposal. At the same time, Professor Berring tackles the increasingly important questions of how researchers can make sense of and utilize this ever-expanding mountain of available legal information. Finally, to keep this overview manageable, Professor Berring's DVD points to areas where he will be providing podcasts to bring viewers deeper into the various research tools, as is appropriate for their specific research needs.

ISBN 9780314176042

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COHEN AND OLSON'S LEGAL RESEARCH IN A NUTSHELL, 12TH (2016)
Written by: Morris L. Cohen; Kent C. Olson Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 136

Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers research procedures using major online services, free Internet resources, and library materials. Several hundred websites are discussed and placed in context for effective and productive use in research. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, specialized and interdisciplinary resources, and research in international and comparative law. Appendices list state research guides and treatises and services by subject, and a companion website has a regularly updated list of URLs and illustrations of online and print resources.

ISBN 9781634604628

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HONIGSBERG AND HO'S GILBERT LAW SUMMARY ON LEGAL RESEARCH, WRITING, AND ANALYSIS, 12TH (2014)
Written by: Peter Jan Honigsberg; Edith Ho Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 140

This outline covers court systems, precedent, case reporting system (including regional and state reporters, headnotes and the West Key Number System®, citations, and case finding), statutes, constitutions, and legislative history, and secondary sources (including treatises, law reviews, digests, and restatements). Also discussed are administrative agencies (including regulations, and looseleaf services), Shepard's Citations®, computers in legal research, reading and understanding a case (including briefing a case), using legal source books, basic guidelines for legal writing, organizing your research, writing a memorandum of law, writing a brief, and writing an opinion or client letter.

ISBN 9780314290977

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MURRAY AND DESANCTIS'S LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS, 2D (2015)
Written by: Michael D. Murray; Christy H. Descanctis Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 444

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.

ISBN 9781609302429

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OLSON'S PRINCIPLES OF LEGAL RESEARCH, 2D (2015)
Written by: Kent C. Olson Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 445

Winner of the American Association of Law Libraries' Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award in 2010, Principles of Legal Research provides encyclopedic yet concise coverage of research methods and resources using both free and commercial websites as well as printed publications. It has been thoroughly updated to provide coverage of WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, and other new resources. An introductory survey of research strategies is followed by chapters on the sources of U.S. law created by each branch of government, discussion of major secondary sources, and an overview of international and comparative law. Sample illustrations are included, and an appendix lists more than 500 major treatises and looseleaf services by subject.

ISBN 9780314286642

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OSBECK'S IMPECCABLE RESEARCH, A CONCISE GUIDE TO MASTERING LEGAL RESEARCH SKILLS, 2D (2016)
Written by: Mark K. Osbeck Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 446

This book presents a simple yet highly effective research strategy that prepares students to efficiently solve the types of complex legal-research problems they can expect to encounter in the workplace. Unlike conventional legal research books that just teach students how to find and use the various sources of law, this book stresses a systematic, practice-oriented approach to acquiring legal-research skills. It presents a simple yet highly effective research strategy that prepares students to efficiently solve the types of complex legal-research problems they can expect to encounter in the workplace. The book includes a section of tips on how to avoid common research pitfalls, as well as a Trouble-Shooting Guide to help students overcome the occasional obstacles that may crop up in their research projects. For these reasons, the book makes an ideal stand-alone text for the first-year legal-research class, as well as an excellent supplementary text for advanced legal-research classes.

ISBN 9780314282385

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PHILLIPS'S LEGAL RESEARCH EXERCISES FOLLOWING THE BLUEBOOK: A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION, 12TH REVISED (2016)
Written by: Susan T. Phillips Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Research
Book: 138

This legal research exercise book helps students master efficient legal research skills through hands-on problems. The revised 12th edition contains fifteen assignments, with updated problems from the twelfth edition. Each assignment, except Assignment Ten, contains four variations: two variations using the print materials, one exercise using Westlaw, and one exercise using Lexis Advance. This format provides instructors more flexibility in what exercises they assign and when they assign them. The assignments cover basic legal research, including reporters, digests, citators, statutes, and advanced materials including federal legislative history and federal administrative law. There are also review problems, appropriate for basic and advanced legal research classes. The revised edition's questions/answers follow the 20th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015).

ISBN 9781683281009

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ABRAMS' EFFECTIVE LEGAL WRITING: A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS AND PRACTITIONERS (2016)
Written by: Douglas E. Abrams Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 426

"The English language knows only two types of writing—good writing and bad writing. Good legal writing is good writing about a legal subject." From this core proposition, this compact book provides researching and writing lessons.

An early chapter covers the foundations of good legal writing, beginning with avid reading, maintaining personal and professional commitment to the client's interests, and "earning the right to a reader." Also covered are such foundations as identifying the audience, scheduling, outlining, orienting readers, maintaining civility and professionalism, and adhering to bias-free writing.

Later chapters concern researching, writing, editing, and dismantling barriers to effective written expression. Topics include the consequences of inadequate research; the four fundamentals of good legal writing (conciseness, precision, simplicity, and clarity); and reason and passion in persuasive writing. Chapters on editing and proofreading stress the writer's need to restrain pride of authorship that would stiffen resistance to constructive pre-publication input. Chapters treat three major barriers – misused jargon, acronyms, and footnotes.

ISBN 9781628102352


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ANTHON'S THE BLUEBOOK UNCOVERED: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MASTERING LEGAL CITATION (20TH EDITION OF THE BLUEBOOK) (2015)
Written by: Dionne E. Anthon Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 198

This new book provides a fresh, innovative approach that enables students to master the Bluebook citation rules needed in legal research and writing courses and in legal practice. It combines detailed, yet easy-to-understand, explanations and examples of Bluebook rules with different types of exercises, which are also available online. The exercises begin with multiple choice questions that assist students' mastery of discrete rules, followed by short answer questions that allow students to practice implementing the rules by drafting individual citations. Finally, a comprehensive exercise puts citations in the context of a legal document and requires students to make the necessary corrections. The available answers for all exercises include detailed explanations that further students' understanding of the applicable rules.

ISBN 9781634595377

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BAHRYCH, MERINO, AND MCLELLAN'S LEGAL WRITING AND ANALYSIS IN A NUTSHELL, 5TH (2017)
Written by: Lynn Bahrych; Jeanne Merino; Beth McLellan Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 427

This book provides a ten-step guide to clear, precise, and effective legal writing and analysis for both law students and experienced lawyers. It gives the keys to writing legal memoranda and briefs, organizing analysis, crafting clear and concise sentences, using legal language accurately, using grammar and punctuation properly, writing persuasively using classical rhetorical techniques. The book describes a method for analyzing and improving individual writing style includes a sample analysis. It also includes new material on using plain English and new of legal documents to illustrate effective writing techniques.

ISBN 9781634602815


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BRONSTEEN'S WRITING A LEGAL MEMO (2006)
Written by: John Bronsteen Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 428

The goal of this legal writing book is to make it easy for students to learn and remember the basic elements of writing a good legal memo.

ISBN 9781599410029


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CUPPLES AND TEMPLE-SMITH'S GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, AND STYLE: A QUICK GUIDE FOR LAWYERS AND OTHER WRITERS (2013)
Written by: Deborah E. Cupples; Margaret Temple-Smith Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 139

This guide is easy-to-read for all types of writers and includes notes for legal professionals. The authors consulted multiple grammar-related sources in their research, so readers would not have to. The book contains the following:

• Rules of grammar and punctuation, with examples.

• Key grammatical terms necessary for understanding rules.

• Citations to grammatical and legal sources.

• Style tips.

• Self-test exercises and answers.

• An easy-to-use index.

ISBN 9780314288073

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FAJANS, FALK AND SHAPO'S WRITING FOR LAW PRACTICE: ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING, 3D (2015)
Written by: Elizabeth Fajans; Mary R. Falk; Helene S. Shapo Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 430

Writing for Law Practice organizes documents into three sections that correspond to the three major modes of written communication in the law—"Litigating," "Informing and Persuading," and "Rule-making"—each with its own signature writing skills.

ISBN 9781609304447

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GARNER'S THE REDBOOK: A MANUAL ON LEGAL STYLE, 3D (2013)
Written by: Bryan Garner Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 137

Since the first edition was published in 2002, The Redbook has established itself as the most authoritative, comprehensive, and easily usable manual of legal style. Written by Bryan A. Garner, with contributions from all six lawyers at LawProse Inc., The Redbook covers everything that mere citation manuals don't and can't: punctuation, capitalization, grammar, prose style, and clarity in general. The copious examples of model documents are unlike any others: gleaned from thousands of potential candidates, they are the best available exemplars for business letters, motions, briefs, contracts, statutes, and even judicial opinions. For this wholly revised third edition, Garner and his team have also added five new chapters on e-mails, statutes, research papers, law-review articles, and book reviews. The Redbook an eminently usable reference book. Written in the style of a restatement, the black-letter rules are followed by exhaustive comments and illustrations.

ISBN 9780314289018

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INTRODUCTION TO ADVOCACY: RESEARCH, WRITING AND ARGUMENT, 8TH (2013)
Written by: The Board of Student Advisors; Harvard School Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 433

This is a clear, concise and accessible introduction to legal research and writing. The text includes examples and helpful tips about effective writing as well as warnings about common mistakes students should avoid. In addition, the authors added a new chapter on rule synthesis. The book also includes a new, full-length memorandum and two updated briefs.

ISBN 9781609303082

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MURRAY AND DESANCTIS' LEGAL WRITING AND ANALYSIS, 2ND (2015)
Written by: Michael D. Murray; Christy H. DeSanctis Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 431

This legal writing text teaches the fundamentals of legal writing, analysis, and the American legal method. In the second edition, coverage of authority and rule formation have been streamlined and tightened. The authors have increased the visual appeal and content of callout boxes, charts, and tables; and they have replaced and shortened the length of examples so as to provide two to three times as many samples of practitioner writing in each chapter.

ISBN 9781609302450

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PRATT'S LEGAL WRITING: A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH, 5TH (2015)
Written by: Diana V. Pratt Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 432

This book is a legal writing text for first-year law students that provides a systematic approach to learning legal analysis, organization, writing, and advocacy. Each step in the process is introduced separately so students can concentrate on mastering each skill before attacking another one.

ISBN 9781628103977

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RAY AND COX'S BEYOND THE BASICS: A TEXT FOR ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING, 3D (2012)
Written by: Mary Barnard Ray; Barbara J. Cox Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 434

This how-to writing guide helps students master the full array of legal writing tasks and become adept and agile writers. While chapters focus on specific legal writing tasks, they also teach sophisticated writing techniques and how to use them effectively in a legal context. Chapters cover statutes, jury instructions, contracts, issues, objective and persuasive statements of fact, discussion sections and arguments, pleadings, documents for motion practice, interrogatories, correspondence (including electronic forms), opinion letters, wills and trusts, and research papers.

ISBN 9780314271662

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RAY AND RAMSFIELD'S LEGAL WRITING: GETTING IT RIGHT AND GETTING IT WRITTEN, 5TH (2010)
Written by: Mary Barnard Ray; Jill J. Ramsfield Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 435

Alphabetically organized desktop reference for legal writers, emphasizing a no-nonsense approach of direct language, clear analytical structure, precision, and efficiency.

ISBN 9780314262776

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SHAPO, WALTER AND FAJANS' WRITING AND ANALYSIS IN THE LAW, 6TH (2013)
Written by: Helene Shapo; Marilyn Walter; Elizabeth Fajans Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 141

A standard-setter in American legal education, Writing and Analysis in the Law provides a guide to legal writing, focusing on the importance of clear organization in written communications. Developed as a textbook for a first-year law school course, the book introduces law students to analyzing and writing about legal authority in cases and statutes. It discusses the structure and persuasive techniques of effective argumentation. The book makes effective use of high-quality and illustrative examples and writing exercises. It also includes access to helpful PowerPoint slides for use in the classroom and class preparation. Lucid, compact, and up-to-date, this work consistently draws acclaim in law schools across the country.

The sixth edition has been streamlined and designed to be reader friendly: it uses white space, bullet points, tabulation, and headings that chunk information to enable student to grasp information efficiently.

ISBN 9781609302726

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SINSHEIMER, BROSTOFF, AND BURKOFF'S LEGAL WRITING, A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH (2014)
Written by: Ann M. Sinsheimer; Teresa K. Brostoff; Nancy M. Burkoff Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 438

This new Legal Writing textbook guides those new to legal writing through the thinking and writing process used in the legal profession. It builds skills gradually and introduces students to reading and briefing cases, gathering facts using various methods, drafting memoranda and client communications, and writing for the court. This book covers both predictive and persuasive writing in a way that is accessible to students. Students will also learn to edit their work and the work of others for style and substance.

The text gives examples for students to use as models and has many interactive exercises through which students can test their newly acquired skills. The online text has links to the cases that students will need, definitions, videos, and exercises to help them hone their writing skills. In addition to learning about written documents and how to communicate in the U.S. common law system, the authors provide an international perspective. Students will learn about civil law traditions through the comparative exercises included in this text. Students should enjoy working with this material and the online components of the text and will benefit from the unique features this interactive coursebook offers.

ISBN 9780314906724


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SOPER, LOCKWOOD, CLARY, AND LYSAGHT'S SUCCESSFUL LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING: THE FUNDAMENTALS, 4TH (2017)
Written by: Christopher Soper; Cristina D. Lockwood; Bradley G. Clary; Pamela Lysaght Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 429

This work is a practical legal analysis and writing handbook. This easy-to-read book features fundamental advice on how to communicate written and oral legal analysis from a problem-solving perspective. It features illustrative examples and templates. The fourth edition includes additional examples and models, created in collaboration between one author with recent practice experience and one who has been teaching for over twenty years. It also incorporates professional ethical considerations throughout, while providing learning objectives for each chapter.

ISBN 9781634606219

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TEPLY'S LEGAL CITATION IN A NUTSHELL, 2D (2016)
Written by: Larry L. Teply Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Legal Writing
Book: 437

Learning legal citation is one of the difficult (and sometimes admittedly annoying) tasks that students new to the law face. This book is designed to ease that task. It initially focuses on conventions that underlie all accepted forms and systems of legal citation. Building on that understanding and an explanation of the "process" of using citations in legal writing, the book then discusses and illustrates the particular rules of The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Manual for citing cases, statutes, and all other major legal sources. Unique appendices provide useful comparative information for these two systems of citation.

ISBN 9781634597630

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ABRAHAM'S THE FORMS AND FUNCTIONS OF TORT LAW, 4TH (2012)
Written by: Kenneth S. Abraham Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Torts
Book: 390

This text covers all the major cases and issues in the standard torts course. This text addresses cases and analyzes their implications, presenting the law of torts within a curricular context and covering the materials that law students are likely to encounter in a variety of courses. The straightforward, readable text addresses both rules and policy and presents topics in a way that helps students effectively grapple with issues. Since each chapter stands on its own, the book is ideal as a classroom text as well as for self-directed reading by students.

ISBN 9781609300531

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DOBBS, HAYDEN AND BUBLICK'S TORTS AND COMPENSATION, PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR INJURY, 7TH (2013)
Written by: Dan B Dobbs; Paul T. Hayden; Ellen M. Bublick Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Torts
Book: 391

This popular coursebook includes the most up-to-date coverage of the Torts field and covers the course in around 1,000 pages. It includes additions carefully selected from hundreds of cases decided between 2009 and 2012. It also includes additions from recent statutes and authorities such as the Restatement Third of Torts. New cases illustrate core negligence issues such as the emergency doctrine, cause in fact, proximate cause, comparative fault, and assumed risk. New cases also address federal preemption, charitable immunity, tort duties of a contracting party, punitive damages and specialized fields, such as medical malpractice, products liability, governmental immunities, and duty to protect the plaintiff from others.

ISBN 9780314278623

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DUNCAN AND TURNER'S TORTS: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH, 2D (2012)
Written by: Meredith J. Duncan; Ronald Turner Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Torts
Book: 403

This user-friendly coursebook with an accompanying interactive e-version facilitates the study of tort law. The text begins with an overview of the subject, pointing out distinctions between tort law and other types of law. It then covers intentional torts, negligence actions, and strict liability. The materials then build on these foundational principles by exploring more advanced tort subjects such as nuisance law, products liability actions, and defamation law. This versatile textbook includes classic cases as well as contemporary cases relevant to today's students. It also contains discussion questions and hypotheticals throughout. The text is available in both hardbound and electronic format. This book features Internet links as well as a teacher's manual, complete with slides ready for classroom use. In addition to the thought-provoking discussion questions throughout the text, the teacher's manual has additional discussion suggestions that will be useful for all levels of teaching, ranging from the newest professor to those who have taught torts for years.

ISBN 9780314280237

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SHAPO'S PRINCIPLES OF TORT LAW, 4TH (2016)
Written by: Marshall S. Shapo Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Torts
Book: 392

This popular book preserves the direct prose, understandable analysis, and colorful examples of the previous three editions. This edition provides a wealth of new material drawn from summaries of and quotations from scholarly books and articles and case law. The subjects of this new material are rich in their range of topics. They include:
• The "precautionary principle"
• Summaries on tort rationales that range from references to Kantian philosophy and a riff on Harry Potter
• The relation of tort law to public law
• Varied materials on consent
• The duty question, including a summary of a recent Supreme Court case and scholarship in the area
• Material on privacy ranging from Prosser's classification system to LGBT plaintiffs
• The roles of race and gender in calculations of damages
• A criticism of "tort reform" efforts
• Case law on the "baseball rule" with respect to spectator injuries.
• Matters of topical ‘headline" interest include smartphones as distractions and certain aspects of publication of photos on the Internet.

ISBN 9780314285621

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GALLANIS AND WAGGONER'S ESTATES, FUTURE INTERESTS AND POWERS OF APPOINTMENT IN A NUTSHELL, 5TH (2014)
Written by: Thomas P. Gallanis; Lawrence W. Waggoner Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Trusts and Estates
Book: 405

This comprehensive guide provides an overview of the rules and principles of estates and future interests, including concurrent estates, marital estates (including the modern elective share), and powers of appointment. It includes new innovations from the Restatement 3d of Property, modernizing the law of future interests and dramatically changing the Rule Against Perpetuities. The book is also the very first publication to incorporate the new Uniform Powers of Appointment Act (2013). The book also has exercises, with answers at the back.

ISBN 9780314290960

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GALLANIS'S UNIFORM TRUST AND ESTATE STATUTES, 2016-2017 EDITION
Written by: Thomas P. Gallanis Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Trusts and Estates
Book: 410

This statutory supplement is ideal for use in basic and advanced courses in wills and trusts and for practitioner reference. The 2016-2017 edition includes the updated text and official comments of the Uniform Probate Code, Uniform Trust Code, and more than a dozen other acts relating to the field of trusts and estates, including the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act, Uniform Principal and Income Act, Uniform Prudent Investor Act, Uniform Custodial Trust Act, Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, Uniform Parentage Act, Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act, Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act, Uniform Simultaneous Death Act, Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, Model Marital Property Act, and Model Protection of Charitable Assets Act. New for this edition: the Uniform Trust Decanting Act, the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, and the amendments to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act which is now renamed the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act. The book includes relevant provisions of the Restatement Third of Trusts and Restatement Third of Property, as well as selected prior versions of sections of the Uniform Probate Code and Uniform Principal and Income Act. The book is ideal for teaching basic and advanced courses in wills and trusts. It is also ideal for practitioner reference.

ISBN 9781634606899


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LESLIE AND STERK'S TRUSTS AND ESTATES, 3D (2016)
Written by: Melanie B. Leslie; Stewart E. Sterk Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Trusts and Estates
Book: 406

The Third Edition of Concepts and Insights on Trusts and Estates makes complex doctrinal rules easier to understand by exploring the history and rationale behind those rules. The analysis is thorough, and focuses both on common law doctrines and statutory reforms—with an emphasis on the Uniform Probate Code and the Uniform Trust Code. Each substantive chapter closes with a set of exam-like problems designed to test understanding of the material included in the chapter. The authors also include thorough solutions to each of these problems. This is the only book in the field that combines thorough doctrinal analysis with more than 60 review problems, each with complete solutions.

ISBN 9781634603003

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LYNN AND MCCOUCH'S INTRODUCTION TO ESTATE PLANNING IN A NUTSHELL, 6TH (2014)
Written by: Grayson M.P. McCouch Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Trusts and Estates
Book: 404

This Nutshell presents an introduction to estate planning. Subjects covered include the transfer of property at death at will under the intestate law, survivor interests, community property, and "simple" wills. This title addresses insurance, estates arising from status, Social Security, pensions, workers' compensation, and veterans benefits as well as fiduciary administration and federal and estate gift taxes. It also discusses charitable trusts, the rule in Shelley's case, the Doctrine of Worthier Title, the Rule Against Perpetuities, and the Rule Against Accumulations.

ISBN 9780314289162



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MCGOVERN, KURTZ AND ENGLISH'S PRINCIPLES OF WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES, 2D (2011)
Written by: William M. McGovern Jr.; Sheldon F. Kurtz; David English Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Trusts and Estates
Book: 407

This book introduces students to the federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax laws; grantor trust rules affecting the wealth disposition process; and the income tax rules applicable to estates and trusts. It covers recent cases and secondary literature and, reflecting the current trend toward globalization, it also includes a discussion of comparative law. It emphasizes the lawyer's role as drafter or estate planner and suggests ways to avoid problems that otherwise lead to litigation.

ISBN 9780314273574

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MENNELL AND BURR'S WILLS AND TRUSTS IN A NUTSHELL, 5TH (2017)
Written by: Robert L. Mennell; Sherri L. Burr Subject Area: Paralegal/Legal Studies
Category: Trusts and Estates
Book: 408

The fifth edition of this book updates laws affecting intestate succession, wills, guardianships and trusts. It introduces wills terminology to the lay audience and summarizes the law of trusts with references to the Uniform Trust Code and the Restatement of Trusts. It uses problems arising from celebrity peccadilloes and deaths, such as those of Prince, and the mother/daughter team of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher to illustrate legal issues. The book can be adopted to supplement a traditional wills and trusts class or as the sole text for a seminar.

ISBN 9781634604871

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