Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: Mary Kay Kane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314093981

Category: Civil procedure

Page: 303

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Current Structure of Court Systems; Subject-Matter Jurisdiction; Venue; Personal Jurisdiction; Service of Process; Challenges to Plaintiff's Court Selection; Pleading; Party and Claim Joinder; Discovery; Pretrial Conferences; Summary Judgment; Default Judgment; Voluntary and Involuntary Dismissal; The Trial Process; Jury Trial; Directed Verdicts; Judgments Notwithstanding the Verdict; New Trial Motions; Partial and Conditional New Trials; Relief from Judgments; Securing and Enforcing Judgments; Binding Effect of Judgments; Time for Bringing an Appeal; Mechanics of Appeal; Class Actions; Interpleader; Multidistrict Litigation; Standing, Mootness, and Justiciability; Determining the Governing, Law in Federal Courts; Federal Law in State Courts.

The Professional Paralegal Workbook

Author: Elizabeth Angus

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1401889190

Category: Law

Page: 144

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The Professional Paralegal Workbook is a reference that was conceived out of necessity. Many paralegal books lack certain subject matter and can be unwieldy as a general reference and exercise book for professionals and students. This book was developed to bridge those gaps. One area that is thoroughly covered is criminal, tort and contract law. The book includes chapters on these subjects that examine the essential elements of the law and include discussion points to facilitate further exploration. There are also exercises designed to be used either in discussions, as a study methods, or as review. The book functions as a launch pad for discussions and creates many opportunities for the reader to review material covered, allowing for a full understanding. The range of subject matter is attractive to most general law courses and is applicable to both the paralegal market and the undergraduate pre-law course. The concise yet thorough treatment of substantive law issues is coupled with interactive and hands-on exercises and discussions. Legal analysis, writing and research are covered in addition to the treatment of substantive law. The workbook is an interactive, portable book that professionals, students, and instructors can easily utilize in the office, classroom, or home study environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: William R. Slomanson,C. Keith Wingate

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 230

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California Court System; State/Federal Relationship; Sources of Procedural Law; Selecting the Proper Court: Subject Matter Jurisdiction; Transfer; Aggregation of Claims; Personal Jurisdiction; Venue; Forum Non Conveniens; Conflicts; Pleading: Nomenclature; Demurrers; Amendments; Indemnity; SOL; Diligent Prosecution: Discovery: Scope; Relevance; Admissibility; Methods; Experts; Sanctions; Punitive Damages; Disposition Without Trial: Summary Judgment; Default; Offer of Judgment; Contribution; Arbitration; Preemption; Fast Track; Trial; Jury; Waiver; Size; Voir Dire; Motions: Instructions; Verdicts; Remedies: Claim & Delivery; Attachment; Injunctions; Supplementary Proceedings; Contempt; Costs; Attorney's Fees; Appeals: Pre-Judgment Review; Sanctions; Timeliness; Substantial Evidence; Harmless Error; Prior Suit: Stare Decisis; Res Judicata; Collateral Estoppel; Parties; Intersystem Preclusion.

How to Study Law and Take Law Exams in a Nutshell

Author: Ann M. Burkhart

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 366

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Preparing to Enter Law School; The American Legal System; What Do Lawyers Do?; Thinking Like a Lawyer; First-Year Curriculum; Legal Research and Writing; First-Year Sections; Grading; Finding Your Way Around the Law, Library; Preparing for Class; Socratic Method; Case Method; Briefing Cases; Sample Case Brief; Class Attendance and Participation; Class Notes; Daily Review; Outlining; Sample Outline; Study Groups; Study Aids; Preparing for an Exam; Taking the Exam; After the Exam; Law Student Organizations; Law, School Employment; Pro Bono Activities; Values; Law Journals; Clinical Education; Moot Court; Course Selection; International Programs; Joint Degree Programs; Summer Clerkships; Actual Exam Questions and Model Answers for Civil Procedure, Constitutional Lass', Contracts, Criminal Law, Property Law and Torts.

Judicial Process in a Nutshell

Author: William L. Reynolds

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314884305

Category: Law

Page: 308

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Sources of Judicial Power; Craftmanship; Common Law Adjudication; The Goals; Precedent; Judicial Lawmaking; Changing the Common Law; Statutory Interpretation; Understanding the Task; Understanding the Statute; More on Understanding; Subsequent Developments; Constitutional Interpretation; Background; Case for Originalism; A Middle Way?; Constitution and Precedent.

Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell

Author: Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314285324

Category: Law

Page: 526

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This title presents a concise summary of alternatives to the court adjudication of disputes. On-point discussion facilitates an understanding of the wide variety of options available that can better suit a client's needs, such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and various hybrids such as arb-med, med-arb, consensus-building as well as court-connected processes. Particular attention is focused on the legal and ethical issues associated with negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Each chapter contains a bibliography. This is a must read for anyone interested in the field of dispute resolution.

Law School Success in a Nutshell

A Guide to Studying Law and Taking Law School Exams

Author: Ann M. Burkhart,Robert A. Stein

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 370

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It answers questions students have as they begin their studies. What is a tort? Hornbook? Should I join a study group? It also explains and gives examples of the best methods for studying and for taking exams. It provides questions and model answers from actual law school exams. The Nutshell also provides information about the types of legal practice that are available to you when you graduate. And it describes the opportunities that will be available to you during your second and third years of law school, such as law journals, law clinics, internships, joint degree programs, and study abroad.

Federal Civil Jurisdiction in a Nutshell

Author: Lumen Mulligan

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314287724

Category:

Page: 372

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This volume presents a clear and concise overview of one of the most challenging topics covered in a standard 1L civil procedure course: subject matter jurisdiction of federal courts. Written by an award-winning classroom professor, this Nutshell makes extensive use of diagrams and flowcharts, while using scores of examples and hypotheticals, to illustrate key concepts. The book is targeted especially to students studying civil procedure, but it will also be of value for students in other courses covering topics such as federal courts, complex litigation, and civil rights. In addition, this volume will provide practitioners with a quick, clear refresher on the basics of federal civil jurisdiction.

Federal Rules of Evidence in a Nutshell

Author: Michael H. Graham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314089984

Category: Evidence (Law)

Page: 510

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General Provisions; Judicial Notice; (Burdens of Proof and) Presumptions in Civil (and Criminal) Actions and Proceedings; Relevancy and Its Limits; Privileges; Witnesses; Opinions and Expert Testimony; Hearsay; Authentication and Identification; Contents of: Writings, Recordings and Photographs; Miscellaneous Rules.

The Legal System of the People's Republic of China in a Nutshell

Author: Daniel C. K. Chow

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314262974

Category: Law

Page: 483

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This book begins with a brief overview of the important events of the twentieth century that has shaped modern China, and then turns to a systematic analysis of the structure of government, basic human rights and liberties, and the role of the Communist Party in the governance of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It examines all major PRC legal institutions, including the law-making organs, courts, procuratorates, police, and the legal profession. Also provides an overview of the major areas of procedural and substantive black letter law in the PRC, with a focus on foreign investment and intellectual property laws.

Hollywood and the Law

Author: Paul McDonald,Emily Carman,Eric Hoyt,Philip Drake

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844579298

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Since the earliest days of cinema the law has influenced the conditions in which Hollywood films are made, sold, circulated or presented – from the talent contracts that enable a film to go into production, to the copyright laws that govern its distribution and the censorship laws that may block exhibition. Equally, Hollywood has left its own impression on the American legal system by lobbying to expand the duration of copyright, providing a highly visible stage for contract disputes and representing the legal system on screen. In this comprehensive collection, international experts offer chapters on key topics, including copyright, trademark, piracy, antitrust, censorship, international exhibition, contracts, labour and tax. Drawing on historical and contemporary case studies, Hollywood and the Law provides readers with a wide range of perspectives on how legal frameworks shape the culture and commerce of popular film.

Comparative Legal Traditions in a Nutshell

Author: Mary Ann Glendon,Colin Picker,Paolo Carozza

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314285607

Category:

Page: N.A

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This nutshell offers a general introduction to comparative law that includes both an overview of the methods of comparative law as well as of the two most widespread legal traditions in the world: civil (or Romano-Germanic) law and common law. For both legal traditions, this expert discussion covers their history; legal structures, including constitutional systems, courts, and judicial review; the roles of central legal actors, including lawyers, judges, and scholars; an overview of civil and criminal procedure; the principal sources of law and divisions of substantive law; and the judicial process. Throughout, the discussion also includes references to the place and the importance of supranational law and institutions and their impact on the civil law and common law traditions in Europe.

Mein Kampf

Author: Adolf Hitler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911417682

Category:

Page: N.A

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Als glUckliche Bestimmung gilt es mir heute, da das Schicksal mir zum Geburtsort gerade Braunau am Inn zuwies. Liegt doch dieses StAdtchen an der Grenze jener zwei deutschen Staaten, deren Wiedervereinigung mindestens uns JUngeren als eine mit allen Mitteln durchzufUhrende Lebensaufgabe erscheint! DeutschOsterreich mu wieder zurUck zum groen deutschen Mutterlande, und zwar nicht aus GrUnden irgendwelcher wirtschaftlichen ErwAgungen heraus. Nein, nein: Auch wenn diese Vereinigung, wirtschaftlich gedacht, gleichgUltig, ja selbst wenn sie schAdlich wAre, sie mUte dennoch stattfinden. Gleiches Blut gehOrt in ein gemeinsames Reich. Das deutsche Volk besitzt solange kein moralisches Recht zu kolonialpolitischer TAtigkeit, solange es nicht einmal seine eigenen SOhne in einem gemeinsamen Staat zu fassen vermag. Erst wenn des Reiches Grenze auch den letzten Deutschen umschliet, ohne mehr die Sicherheit seiner ErnAhrung bieten zu kOnnen, ersteht aus der Not des eigenen Volkes das moralische Recht zur Erwerbung fremden Grund und Bodens. Der Pflug ist dann das Schwert, und aus den TrAnen des Krieges erwAchst fUr die Nach welt das tAgliche Brot. So scheint mir dieses kleine GrenzstAdtchen das Symbol einer groen Aufgabe zu sein.