Business Organization and Finance

Legal and Economic Principles

Author: William A. Klein,John C. Coffee,Frank Partnoy

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599414492

Category: Law

Page: 476

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Klein, Coffee, and Partnoy's Business Organization and Finance, Legal and Economic Principles, 11th explains the basic economic elements and legal principles of business organization and finance. It is the best additional resource to assign to students for background. It distills in a straightforward and accessible way the essential elements of these often complex topics and explains the basic economic elements and legal principles of business organization and finance with concise, conceptual overviews. It contains a detailed introduction outlining the essential functions of corporate law. It contains an invaluable new section covering recent developments in financial markets, the financial crisis, the role of derivatives and financial complexity in the modern corporation to give students background on modern financial issues. An authoritative introduction to the law, the Foundation Press Concepts and Insights Series offers law students concise, conceptual overviews of important areas of law, as written by leading scholars. Students reap the benefit of the authors' expert opinions, insight, and experience, with illustrative case studies, case notes, and examples. The paperback texts also contain thought-provoking questions designed to generate classroom discussion and hone students' legal reasoning.

Employment Law

Author: Samuel Estreicher,Gillian Lester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 312

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This textbook is a one-volume treatment of the basic analytical structure and legal policy issues informing U.S. employment law. The full range of the subject matter is examined with chapters on defining who are employees (as opposed to independent contractors); employment contracts; employment torts; workplace privacy; post-termination restraints and workplace intellectual property issues; employee benefits; wage-hour laws; occupational safety; workers compensation; and unemployment compensation.Introductory chapters are also included on the economic analysis of employment regulation, employment discrimination, union organization, and collective bargaining laws. The book is designed as a complement for all leading casebooks on employment law, in that it approaches the issues in a comprehensive manner that will enable the student to understand how these laws interact in particular cases. Unlike other employment law treatises, this book moves well beyond the descriptive t

Water Law

Author: Robin Craig,Noah Hall,Robert Adler

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781634603133

Category:

Page: 351

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Intended for a general audience, Water Law: Concepts & Insights provides both a general overview of basic water law doctrines and an exploration of how water law-the law and policies governing allocation of water-fit into broader ecological and environmental law issues. The book provides an overview of important hydrological principles before discussing the two state-law systems governing use of surface water in the United States and the five doctrines governing use of groundwater. It then explores the federal government's interests in the fresh waters of the United States, ranging from protection of navigability to federal water projects to federal water rights. Putting the law governing water use into a broader context, Water Law: Concepts & Insights then explores the intersections of state water law with energy policy and production, water quality protections, endangered species protections, and broader watershed management. It ends by returning to the concept of water rights as protected private property rights and the complexities of constitutional "takings" litigation when environmental protections interfere with those rights.

Corporate law stories

Author: J. Mark Ramseyer

Publisher: Foundation Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 350

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Taking eleven pivotal cases that have shaped the evolution of corporate law, internationally renowned scholars explore the people behind the disputes, and the forces that led the judges to decide the cases the way they did. From Meinhard v. Salmon to Paramount v. QVC, they unravel the logic (and, often, apparent illogic) of the opinions. Simultaneously amusing and clarifying, the resulting chapters make sense of cases that have puzzled students and scholars for decades.

Foundations of Corporate Law

Author: Roberta Romano

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599418773

Category: Law

Page: 766

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The most comprehensive and interdisciplinary anthology of corporate law material available, this reader reflects the enormous changes that have occurred in business organization and legal scholarship since the hostile takeover was introduced in the 1980s. The second edition has both completely revised and expanded the material covered in the first edition. New and revised topics include capital markets, agency theory, behavioral economics, state competition for corporate charters, boards of directors, shareholder voting rights, executive compensation, activist investors, takeovers, securities regulation and comparative corporate governance.

The Forms and Functions of Tort Law

Author: Kenneth S. Abraham

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 285

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The perfect accompaniment to any torts casebook, The Forms and Functions of Tort Law covers all the major cases and issues in the standard torts course, sharing Professor Abraham?s scholarly insights developed over 25 years of teaching. This analytical text addresses the 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 in this paperback addresses both rules and policy and presents topics in a way that helps students grapple with the issues more effectively. Organized in the traditional manner, topics covered include intentional torts, negligence, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, defenses, strict liability, nuisance, products liability, damages, tort reform, invasion of privacy, defamation, misrepresentation, and the economic interference torts. Each chapter stands on its own, making the book ideal for use as a classroom text as well as for self-directed reading by students.

International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability

Author: Shawkat Alam,Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan,Jona Razzaque

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131753588X

Category: Law

Page: 466

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International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability provides a clear and concise insight into the relationship between the institutions that govern foreign investment, sustainable development and the rules and regulations that administer natural resources. In this book, several leading experts explore different perspectives in how investment and natural resources come together to achieve sustainable development in developing countries with examples from water, oil and gas, renewable energy, mineral, agriculture, and carbon trading. Despite varying perspectives, it is clear that several themes are central in considering the linkages between natural resources, investment and sustainability. Specifically, transparency, good governance and citizen empowerment are vital conditions which encourage positive social, economic and environmental outcomes for developing countries. In addition, this book provides new insights into key concepts which underpin international law, including sovereign rights and state responsibility principles. It is clear from this book that in the attempt to reconcile these concepts and principles from separate legal regimes, complex policy questions emerge whereby it is difficult to attain mutually beneficial or succinct outcomes. This book explores how countries prioritise their policy objectives to achieve their notion of sustainable natural resource use, which is strongly influenced by power imbalances that inform North–South cooperation, as well as South–South cooperation in the international investment regime. This book will be of great interest to students, academics and researchers of international environmental law, international human rights law, international investment law and international economic law. This book may also be of relevance to environmentalists, policy-makers, NGOs, and investors working in the natural resources field.

Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts

Author: Marvin A. Chirelstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609303303

Category: Law

Page: 258

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Recommended in more than 100 schools, the updated seventh edition of Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts is a readable primer that offers first-year law students a reliable overview of the major themes and leading cases in the field of the law of contracts. This contracts primer is straightforward and uncluttered, covering the main themes of the first-year contracts course, together with related cases.

Federal Corporate Taxation

Author: Howard E. Abrams,Richard L. Doernberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566626866

Category: Corporations

Page: 364

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Previous edition, 2nd, published in 1990.

Insider Trading Law and Policy

Author: Stephen M. Bainbridge

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609304300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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This compact text is for use in law school classes on insider trading, securities regulation, or business associations. It offers a clear and direct exposition of the law and policy concerns raised by this important and high-profile area of the law. The author provides sufficient detail for a complete understanding of the subject without getting bogged down in minutiae. Faculty interested in teaching a short course on insider trading or making insider trading a major part of a course in securities or corporate law will find the text highly teachable, while student staking such a course using other materials will find it a useful study aid.

Labor Law

Cases, Materials, and Problems

Author: Michael H. Harper,Samuel Estreicher,Kati Griffith

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860766

Category: Law

Page: 1296

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A rigorous, analytical, modern, and practical approach to the issues and challenges of labor law and labor policy.

Energy Law

Author: Alexandra Klass,Hannah Wiseman

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781634602907

Category:

Page: 258

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This book provides a broad yet detailed understanding of the major components of energy systems, energy infrastructure, and energy markets and the laws that guide their development. It covers all major energy policy sectors including oil and gas extraction, electricity regulation, renewable energy development, and regulation of vehicles and transportation fuels. It will serve as a valuable resource for students of law, business, and public policy as well as practicing attorneys. The book is timely-describing rapidly changing policy in environmental regulation such as hydraulic fracturing, planning for electric transmission lines, and natural gas and oil exports. It also places these recent developments in the context of the many long-lasting policies that created current energy infrastructure and markets.

Business Law and the Legal Environment, Standard Edition

Author: Jeffrey F. Beatty,Susan S. Samuelson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445864

Category: Education

Page: 1368

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Packed with current examples and engaging scenarios, BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, STANDARD EDITION, 7E has earned the stamp of approval from trial and appellate judges, working attorneys, scholars, and teachers for its full breadth of business law coverage. Extremely reader-friendly, the text is known for its lively, conversational writing style that explains complex topics in easy-to-understand language as it illustrates how legal concepts apply to everyday business practice. The seventh edition includes a new emphasis on the digital landscape, expanded coverage of international law, and new information on privacy issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Law of Property

Author: Christopher Serkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609300623

Category: Law

Page: 292

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The book supports and supplements students' understanding of property and its role in the law school curriculum. It provides a firm foundation for doctrinal analysis, but its emphasis is on those important concepts that illuminate the doctrine. The book therefore explores important insights from law and economics, philosophy, and history, helping students develop fluency in both the form and substance of mainstream arguments from these various perspectives. The book is organized around three main themes: acquiring property, dividing property, and limiting rights in property. It can be used in conjunction with any of the leading property casebooks.

Environmental Law and Policy

Author: James Salzman,Barton H. Thompson

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609303051

Category: Law

Page: 372

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Environmental Law and Policy is a user-friendly, concise, inexpensive treatment of environmental law. Written to be read pleasurably rather than used as a dry reference source, the authors provide a broad conceptual overview of environmental law while also explaining the major statutes and cases. The book is intended for three audiences - students (both graduate and undergraduate) seeking a readable study guide for their environmental law and policy courses; professors who do not use casebooks (relying on their own materials or case studies) but want an integrating text for their courses or want to include conceptual materials on the major legal issues; and practicing lawyers and environmental professionals who want a concise, readable overview of the field. For the fourth edition, to provide students a deeper understanding of how environmental law works in practice, a new Chapter has been written on Enforcement. A series of problem exercises have been added throughout the book, describing a legal or policy conflict in detail and asking students to identify and assess solutions. The first part of the book provides an engaging discussion of the major themes and issues that cross-cut environmental law. Starting with the first chapter's brief history of environmentalism in America, the second chapter goes on to explore the importance and implications of basic themes that occur in virtually all environmental conflicts, including scientific uncertainty, market failures, problems of scale, public choice theory, etc. It then presents three dominant perspectives in the field that drive policy development - environmental rights, utilitarianism, and environmental justice. Chapter Three fills in the remaining legal background for understanding environmental protection, reviewing the theory of instrument choice, the basics of administrative law, core concepts in constitutional law (e.g., takings, the commerce clause), and the doctrines associated with how citizen groups shape environmental law (such as standing). Chapter Four examines the practice and policy of monitoring compliance and enforcing the law. The second part of the book examines the substance of environmental law, with separate sections on each of the major statutes. International issues such as ozone depletion and climate change are also addressed. These chapters build on the themes and conceptual framework laid down in the first part of the text in order to integrate the discussion of individual statutes into a broad portrait of the law. The third part of the book describes natural resources law, discussing endangered species conservation, wetlands protection, water and energy issues. Part four addresses environmental impact statements and the National Environmental Policy Act.

Behavioral Insights for Public Policy

Concepts and Cases

Author: Kai Ruggeri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351052527

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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The first decades of the 21st century have offered a remarkable shift in how policies are made as well as who designs them. Until this period, local, regional, and national policy advisors largely comprised economists, lawyers, and financial experts. But in an era when behavioral scientists are increasingly being asked to demonstrate the impact of their research, many are playing a much greater role in policy making across a range of sectors as a result. Written by a team of authors working across both academia and government, Behavioral Insights for Public Policy is the first textbook to fully examine how psychology can be applied to a range of public policy areas. It addresses a wide variety of topics from the origins of policy as well as major findings from behavioral economics and nudge theory, to large-scale applications of behavioral insights. The compilation is the first of its kind to broadly cover the underlying theory, history, major empirical examples, and practical applications to policy of nudges (or behavioral insights) for teaching and study in higher education. Featuring over 100 empirical examples of how behavioral insights are being used to address some of the most critical challenges faced globally, the book also includes a unique chapter from an organization actively implementing behavioral insights in policies along with various government institutions. Also featuring case studies looking at key policy issues, learning outcomes, a glossary of key terms, and an accompanying website, this important book will be essential reading for any student of applied psychology. It has also been produced for others interested in the topic from social, political, and economic sciences, as well as those in government looking for an overview of the key issues.

Elements of Bankruptcy

Author: Douglas G. Baird,Lawrence A. Frolik,Richard L. Kaplan

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609303549

Category: Law

Page: 291

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Patent Law

Author: Craig Allen Nard,R. Polk Wagner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781587789021

Category: Law

Page: 233

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This Concepts and Inisghts title offers an unusual mix of approaches to explaining the modern patent system. It combines both a comprehensive view of the law itself with key academic insights that illuminates the manypolicy challenges in the area today. The book is theoretical, yet grounded in the realities of the legal system - drawing from a range of original works across the field. As such, the book will be useful to the scholar, the student, and the practitioner - anyone who needs a compact, yet sophisticated overview of patent law.

International Law Frameworks

Author: David Bederman,Chimene Keitner

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781634592932

Category:

Page: 367

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This fully revised, classic treatise explores the historical evolution and contemporary intricacies of international law. Still incisive and irreverent, it remains a readable and yet nuanced text for a variety of audiences, including university and law school students, practitioners, researchers, and others who want to know what international law is and what it does in the twenty-first century. The fourth edition features new authorship and weaves in-depth considerations of key cases, core disputes, and essential international agreements into a broad overview of all important aspects of the subject. Readers will find an authoritative discussion of traditional topics such as the sources of international law and the methods of international dispute resolution alongside cutting-edge issues such as cyberwarfare, global migration, climate change, and the evolving law of jurisdiction and immunities in domestic courts.