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» A Civil Matter: A Guide to Civil Procedure and Litigation
» American Courts Explained: A Detailed Introduction to the Legal Process Using Real Cases
» Bankruptcy: Materials and Cases, 3rd
» Berring on Legal Research
» Bridge to Practice Series®
» Business and Financial Literacy for Law Students
» Business Fundamentals: Essential Concepts All Lawyers Need to Know
» Business Law
» Business Organizations in a Planning Context, Cases, Materials and Study Problems
» Business Organizations Law and Policy: Materials and Problems, 9th
» Business Planning: Closely Held Enterprises, 4th
» Cases and Materials on California Civil Procedure, 4th
» Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure, 11th
» Cases and Materials on Criminal Law, 6th
» Cases and Materials on Products Liability, 5th
» Cases and Materials on Water Law, 9th
» Civil Litigation: Case Development and Discovery
» Civil Procedure: Cases, Problems and Exercises, 4th
» Constitutional Law Resource Center
» Contemporary Family Law, 4th
» Contract and Related Obligation: Theory, Doctrine, and Practice, 7th
» Crime and Mental Disorders
» Criminal Justice Organizations: Structure, Relationships, Control, and Planning
» Criminal Justice: A National View
» Criminal Law, Cases and Materials, 3rd
» Criminal Pretrial Advocacy
» Cyberlaw: Problems of Policy and Jurisprudence in the Information Age, 4th
» Developing Professional Skills Series
» Energy Law and Policy
» Environmental Law in Context: Cases and Materials, 3rd
» Experiencing Law Series

» Federal Income Tax: A Contemporary Approach, 2nd
» Fundamental Trial Advocacy
» Fundamentals of Pretrial Litigation, 9th
» Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems
» Human Trafficking: A Systemwide Public Safety and Community Approach
» Intellectual Property Law: Legal Aspects of Innovation and Competition
» Introduction to Employee Benefits Law: Policy and Practice, 3rd
» Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers, 7th
» Investigative Criminal Procedure: A Law & Order Casebook
» Law and Ethics in the Business of Health Care
» Law in Practice
» Learning Civil Procedure
» Learning Criminal Procedure
» Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom, 2nd
» Learning Professional Responsibility: From the Classroom to the Practice of Law
» Legal Environment of Business
» Legal Research: A Practical Guide and Self-Instructional Workbook, 5th
» Legal Writing and Legal Skills for Foreign LL.M. Students
» Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice
» Modern Criminal Procedure: Cases, Comments, and Questions, 14th
» Problems and Materials on Bankruptcy, 2nd
» Problems and Materials on Secured Transactions, 4th
» Problems, Cases and Materials on Professional Responsibility, 4th
» Professional Responsibility in the Life of the Lawyer, 2d
» Sales and Leases: A Problem-Solving Approach
» Selected Commercial Statutes
» Short & Happy Guides
» The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
» Transactional Skills: How to Structure and Document a Deal
» West Academic Statutory Supplements



A Civil Matter: A Guide to Civil Procedure and Litigation

Primary Author(s): Kuney, George W. & Looper, Donna


This book is designed for an introductory period class for the 1L year or as an introduction to a course in civil procedure. 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.

» Casebook Website: www.KuneyLooperACivilMatter.com




American Courts Explained: A Detailed Introduction to the Legal Process Using Real Cases

Primary Author(s): Mitchell, Gregory & Klein, David


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.

» Casebook Website: www.AMCourts.com




Bankruptcy: Materials and Cases, 3rd

Primary Author(s): Epstein, David G.


This casebook is written by bankruptcy professors who also serve as bankruptcy judges. Together, the four co-authors have taught bankruptcy courses at more than 20 law schools. Drawing on this experience, they have prepared original text, problems, and edited cases with the goals of introducing students to one new bankruptcy concept at a time; showing students the connections between the various concepts; and giving the students a sense of how these concepts are used not only in bankruptcy cases but also in transactions.

» Casebook Website: www.Epstein-Bankruptcy.com




Berring on Legal Research

Primary Author(s): Berring Jr., Robert C.


This two-DVD set provides an engaging and fast-paced training resource for law students, paralegals, and new associates in law firms. Presented by Professor Robert C. Berring, this set focuses on providing students with the "deep principles" of legal research and applying them to practical, real-life situations. Used in conjunction with his monthly podcasts, Berring's contextual method of legal research can improve and maximize research effectiveness for any legal researcher.

» Casebook Website: www.BerringLegalResearch.com




Bridge to Practice Series®

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


Titles in the Bridge to Practice Series™ help students to hit the ground running when they graduate. The books contain sets of simulations, covering a wide array of issues, that give students the opportunity to learn essential lawyering skills. These simulations put students in roles of counselor, oral advocate, and legal writer. Edited by Mike Vitiello (author of the Criminal Procedure and Civil Procedure titles), these books bring legal doctrine to life. Subjects coming soon include Evidence, Property and Torts.

» Casebook Website: www.BridgeToPracticeSeries.com




Business and Financial Literacy for Law Students

Primary Author(s): Drake, Dwight J.


This book introduces students to a broad range of essential business and financial concepts. The objective is provide core knowledge that helps lawyers understand business challenges and work with business owners and executives. The discussions are concise, understandable, and suitable for all students, including business neophytes. They are designed to not overcomplicate the subject matter.

» Casebook Website: www.DrakeBusinessandFinancialLiteracy.com




Business Fundamentals: Essential Concepts All Lawyers Need to Know

Primary Author(s): Drake, Dwight J.


This short book is designed to enhance the business training of law students. It focuses on select foundational topics that often fall outside the scope of a traditional business organizations course. The premise of the book is that these topics can enrich such a course by expanding its relevance, broadening the business literacy of students, and complementing the entity and doctrinal concepts covered in the course. Care has been taken to be concise, avoid nonessential complexities, use illustrative examples, and incorporate problems that test student comprehension. The emphasis is on real-world relevance and promoting awareness and a basic understanding in six areas: important business differences, classifications and characterizations; core accounting concepts and financial statement basics; key quantitative concepts often associated with financial literacy; business funding challenges; rudimentary tax concepts of business entities; and 16 important business factors presented in a choice-of-entity planning context. The book includes 18 mini-case-study problems that enable students to analyze and apply the substance of what they are reading to specific fact situations.

» Casebook Website: www.DrakeBusinessFundamentals.com




Business Law

Primary Author(s): Fort, Timothy L. & Presser, Stephen B.


This survey book has all the materials one needs for a legal environment of business class or a business organizations class at the undergraduate or graduate school level. It takes a different, yet traditional approach to critical thinking that will appeal to a wide variety of teaching styles. In depth analysis helps to fully illustrate the law and provides material for critical thinking.

» Casebook Website: www.FortPresserBusinessLaw.com




Business Organizations in a Planning Context, Cases, Materials and Study Problems

Primary Author(s): Drake, Dwight


This book is designed for a corporations or business organizations course that introduces fundamental entity concepts in the context of legal planning challenges and through exercises that develop analytical, problem solving, writing, and communication skills. The book features:

• 62 mini-case study problems
• Core doctrinal concepts and contemporary issues, such as say-on-pay, latest shareholder proposal trends, director election bylaws, JOBS Act of 2012, advance notice bylaws (round two), and more
• Comprehensive discussions on a wide range of planning challenges: choice-of entity, buy-sell agreements, employee protections, owner operational deal points, ethical challenges, shareholder debt, securities law exemptions, structuring business sales, director protections, controlling shareholder risks, hostile takeover bids, executive compensation, and more
• Practical, understandable discussions on financial statements, fundamental financial concepts, business entity taxation, going public realties, bonds, drafting key organizational documents, business valuations, and more
• Court opinions and statutory materials that eliminate the need for supplementary materials

The book is supported by a teacher's manual that provides answers to the case study problems, recaps court opinions, and explains how the book is used in a large class (90 students) to help develop analytical, writing, teamwork, and communication skills. A companion website provides an optional PowerPoint slide library and sample exam questions.

» Casebook Website: www.DrakeBizOrgsProfsOnly.com




Business Organizations Law and Policy: Materials and Problems, 9th

Primary Author(s): Bauman, Jeffrey & Stevenson, Russell


The Ninth Edition continues the basic approach of its predecessors: using problems as a vehicle for discussing cases and textual material to develop an understanding of the law of business enterprises and the policy issues that influence its evolution. The new edition adds significant new material on agency, partnerships and LLCs to enable its use in a course in Business Associations. It is divided into four parts: Part I introduces the different types of entity and their essential features, including legal personality and limited liability; Part II is devoted to closely-held entities; Part III deals with accounting, finance, and formation of enterprises; and Part IV focuses on the publicly held corporation.

» Casebook Website: www.BaumanCorporations.com




Business Planning: Closely Held Enterprises, 4th

Primary Author(s): Drake, Dwight J.


The fourth edition features many important changes that far exceed in both scope and substance changes made in prior editions. Key highlights include the following:
• Twelve new student case study problems have been added, increasing the total number of student problems from 53 to 65
• Substantial discussions have been added dealing with: Limited liability traps, undocumented partnership traps and risks, the design and drafting of partnership and LLC operating agreements, dividend challenge, going public realities, capital structure basics, crowdfunding and the JOBS Act of 2012, oppression risks, healthcare reform, and the judicial enforcement of buy-sell agreements.
• A recap (which includes three new student problems) of the statutory basics of limited liability companies and the four types of partnerships has been added, designed for those students (there are many) who never gained a grasp of these core concepts and struggle in a planning course as a result
• All tax discussions have been updated to include the significant changes of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and thoughts on what might be coming in the future
• Five case study examples have been added to the choice-of-entity “factor” discussion to better illustrate the impacts of various factors.
• The discussions relating to securities law exemptions, deferred compensation, and business valuations have been revised, repositioned and substantially shortened.

» Casebook Website: www.Drake-Business-Planning.com




Cases and Materials on California Civil Procedure, 4th

Primary Author(s): Levine, David I.


This casebook addresses procedures unique to California practice that are not generally presented in the first-year course in civil procedure. It contains information on differences between state and federal pleading, discovery, right to jury, alternative dispute resolution, res judicata, and appeals. The case selection reinforces the perspective of the practitioner who needs to make an informed choice between state and federal court. Features

» Casebook Website: www.Levine-California-Civil-Procedure.com




Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure, 11th

Primary Author(s): Friedenthal, Jack H.


The Tenth Edition of this popular casebook explores cutting-edge issues and incorporates new Supreme Court cases that impact subject-matter jurisdiction (Grable), pleading (Twombly), joinder (Pimentel), and other important topics, and also explores the effect of recent federal statutes such as the Class Action Fairness Act. The casebook covers all of the major topics that a professor might wish to teach in a first-year course, and can easily be adapted for courses of one- or two-semesters, of different credit hours, and with varied practical or theoretical emphases.


» Casebook Website: www.FMSHCivilProcedure.com




Cases and Materials on Criminal Law, 6th

Primary Author(s): Dressler, Joshua


This popular casebook, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, rape 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 brainteasers to confront what the preface describes as "the Big Questions that philosophers, theologians, scientists, and poets, as well as lawyers, have grappled with for centuries."

» Casebook Website: www.Dressler-Criminal-Law.com




Cases and Materials on Products Liability, 5th

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


The material addresses the application of negligence, misrepresentation, and warranty law to products cases. Also addresses various aspects of strict tort liability. Specific topics are broken out to help teachers easily choose among topics. Deals with causation, scope of liability, punitive damages, contribution and indemnity, defenses, and parties and transactions governed by strict liability?covers issues that are relevant to all pertinent theories of recovery.

» Casebook Website: www.ProductsLiabilityCasebook.com




Cases and Materials on Water Law, 9th

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


This new edition begins by covering the long-established systems of private water rights (the appropriation doctrine and the riparian doctrine for surface waters and the various doctrines for groundwaters). Then it covers public rights, water quality regulation, and other environmental regulation primarily from the perspective of how these affect private water rights. The book addresses water distribution organizations, interstate allocation, and federal-state relations. There are some new principal cases in certain chapters. The notes in all the chapters have been extensively rewritten for brevity and have been updated. More international coverage has been added to the book.

» Casebook Website: www.WaterLawBook.com




Civil Litigation: Case Development and Discovery

Primary Author(s): Roen, Craig & Paulsen, Sharon Reich


Civil Litigation: Pretrial Case Development and Discovery introduces the art and practice of civil litigation. The book begins with a conceptual overview of the litigation process, then takes the reader through the initial client meeting, case planning and management, and the various forms of discovery.

The focus is on how to litigate a case, from conducting pre-litigation investigations, to developing a theory of the case, to creating and executing a coherent discovery plan, as well as employing effective discovery techniques. The book contains real case examples that illustrate how effective litigators address the inevitable challenges litigation presents. It is appropriate for law students and new attorneys, and has all material needed for use in an experiential course on pretrial litigation.

A companion online component contains exemplars of typical litigation documents, such as written discovery, deposition outlines, and motions to compel. There are two case problems for students to “litigate”: a trade secrets dispute and a sexual harassment case, both of which have been vetted and used extensively at the University of Minnesota Law School. A teacher’s manual is available.

» Casebook Website: www.RoenCivilLitigation.com




Civil Procedure: Cases, Problems and Exercises, 4th

Primary Author(s): Cross, John T.


This book differs from other Civil Procedure casebooks in several ways.
  • A new feature uses a "modular" approach, enabling you to choose from "long" (paper) and "short" (electronic) versions of several chapters (including pleading, jurisdiction, and Erie).
  • Because of time constraints, several topics are in electronic formats only (including advanced joinder, alternate dispute resolution, and full-faith and credit). YOU have the option to select the depth of coverage for these topics.
  • Extensive problems and exercises encourage the student to read and apply the actual rule rather than a court's paraphrasing of that rule.
  • Extensive notes materials supplement the cases and problems.
  • The overall result = a very teachable book for you, as well as a useful long-term desk reference for your students.


» Casebook Website: www.CrossCivilProcedure.com




Constitutional Law Resource Center

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


West Academic is pleased to provide our coursebook adopters with additional resources to assist in class preparation. Contact your Account Manager to access a collection of Constitutional Law case briefs or to gain access to a large library of electronic texts covering all areas of law on our Teacher Resource Center.

» Casebook Website: www.ConLawResourceCenter.com




Contemporary Family Law, 4th

Primary Author(s): Abrams, Douglas E.


This popular family law casebook engages students with the significant changes to the American family and the corresponding evolution of family law doctrine and policy. The book emphasizes that contemporary families take a variety of forms, including marital and nonmarital relationships, and that constitutional considerations play an increasingly important role in family law. The fourth edition preserves and builds on the approach of the earlier editions: presenting core substantive family law doctrine while also exploring ongoing and emerging policy debates and discussing the importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations with experts in fields such as psychology and accounting. The book introduces the myriad issues central to family law practice and to a lawyer's ethical and professional responsibilities. New cases have been substituted where appropriate, and the notes following each lead case, statute or article have been thoroughly updated. In addition, new Problems expand the number of opportunities for actively engaging students.

» Casebook Website: www.Abrams-FamilyLaw.com




Contract and Related Obligation: Theory, Doctrine, and Practice, 7th

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


This casebook focuses on the rules and principles of contract law, as well as the lawyer's role in planning and drafting contracts.

Chapter One traces a contract case from the agreement stage, to a breakdown in the parties' relationship, to a lawsuit, to a decision in the trial court, and finally to the appellate court's opinion. It includes supporting material, including the parties' agreement, a correspondence from the lawyer to the client, the complaint, a motion to dismiss, the answer, the trial judge's charge to the jury, the special verdict form, the trial judge's decision on motions after the verdict, and the appellate court opinion. These materials help students understand where cases come from and lawyers' various roles, including planning, negotiating, counseling, drafting, as well as litigating.

Following the introduction, this casebook presents extensive material on the theory and practice of transactional planning and drafting, as well as additional materials from lawyers involved in the cases.

» Casebook Website: www.ContractAndObligation.com




Crime and Mental Disorders

Primary Author(s): Denise, Kindschi Gosselin


The newest entry in the cutting-edge topic of Mental Illness and Crime, this practically focused and straight-forward book from Denise Kindschi Gosselin is appropriate for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Broadly addressing psychiatric disorders, it is written to bridge the gap of information between the two disciplines of criminal justice and mental health. A must-read text for any student or professional as they consider responses to issues of mental disorders. Written from the criminal justice perspective, controversies and program evaluations are presented.

» Casebook Website: www.GosselinMentalHealth.com




Criminal Justice Organizations: Structure, Relationships, Control, and Planning

Primary Author(s):  Potter, Roberto Hugh & Humiston, Gail


A book designed for both Criminal Justice Organization and Criminal Justice Administration classes, by two top scholars in the area. The text presents an organizational view of our Criminal Justice System that is structured into three sections: organizational theories, variation of such theories, and decision making. It features learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, and a website with instructional materials including test banks and power points.

» Casebook Website: www.CriminalJusticeOrganizations.com




Criminal Justice: A National View

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


A team of Criminal Justice educators brings you an accessible Intro to Criminal Justice book that will appeal to all audiences. The co-authors have wide experience in law enforcement, judiciary and corrections and have taught in nine major universities in nine different states. The book features examples taken from actual practice to provide a context in which problems and situations arise. With this book students will experience the real world of criminal justice. A companion website will include power points, instructors manual and other instructor materials such as test banks.

» Casebook Website: www.RobersonCriminalJustice.com




Criminal Law, Cases and Materials, 3rd

Primary Author(s): Lee, Cynthia & Harris, Angela P.


This text, the only criminal law casebook authored by two progressive female law professors of color, provides the reader with both critical race and critical feminist theory perspectives on criminal law. The book focuses on the cultural context of substantive criminal law, integrating issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation where relevant.

» Casebook Website: www.LeeAndHarrisCriminalLaw.com




Criminal Pretrial Advocacy

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


Criminal Pretrial Advocacy fills a critical gap in the skills training for law students by providing a complete course addressing the pretrial phase of a criminal prosecution along with plea negotiation and sentencing. It contains materials to follow a case through all the important steps in a criminal prosecution from the decision to file charges to challenges to the investigative tactics and evidence to plea bargaining. The casebook covers the pretrial process in a criminal case by incorporating both a discussion of the rules and procedures in each phase along with the basic legal doctrines related to criminal prosecutions. This gives students the substantive foundation to proceed through the course by providing a foundation for understanding how the process unfolds. It is designed to give students the opportunity to engage in both legal writing exercises and court appearances.

» Casebook Website: www.HenningCrimPretrialAd.com




Cyberlaw: Problems of Policy and Jurisprudence in the Information Age, 4th

Primary Author(s): Bellia, Patricia


This law school casebook starts from the premise that cyberlaw is not simply a set of legal rules governing online interaction, but a lens through which to re-examine general problems of policy, jurisprudence, and culture. The book goes beyond simply plugging Internet-related cases into a series of doctrinal categories, instead emphasizing conceptual issues that extend across the spectrum of cyberspace legal dilemmas. While the book addresses all of the “traditional” subject matter areas of cyberlaw, it asks readers to consider both how traditional legal doctrines can be applied to cyberspace conduct, and how the special problems encountered in the course of that application can teach us something about those traditional legal doctrines.

The fourth edition, which includes contributions of new co-author Brett Frischmann, has been reorganized to clarify the themes of the book and updated to illuminate new debates at the heart of this evolving field. This edition groups the material into units addressing the who, how, and what of governance/regulation—fundamental questions that pertain to any legal system, in cyberspace or elsewhere. The fourth edition includes unit-ending case studies on governance of the domain name system, efforts to control the exchange of counterfeit goods in the online marketplace, and the Google Books Settlement, as well as updated treatment of a number of topics, including peer-to-peer file sharing, online behavioral advertising, regulation of sexually explicit speech, and ownership of user-generated content.

» Casebook Website: www.Bellia-Cyberlaw.com




Developing Professional Skills Series

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


Developing Professional Skills books are designed as supplemental texts that can be used to incorporate skills training in legal drafting, client interviewing and counseling, negotiation, advocacy and policy-making into traditional doctrinal courses. The skills exercises in each book are based on fundamental rules and doctrines learned by reading the professor's primary textbook, which makes it possible to incorporate the skills exercises without sacrificing the scope of coverage or assigning additional reading. The exercises may be completed either inside or outside of class in one hour or less. Each exercise requires the student to complete a work product template that may be used for assessment purposes.

» Casebook Website: www.DevelopingProfessionalSkills.com




Energy Law and Policy

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


The book offers an introduction to energy law and policy both for students who seek to practice in the field and for those interested in better understanding this fascinating, critical area of law. It introduces the key jurisdictional actors that play differing roles in energy controversies and provides students with an understanding of the multi-jurisdictional approach to energy regulation pervasive in the United States. This book breaks away from the traditional approach of looking at energy resources one at a time to provide a more holistic view of the field. It accounts for the complex, interrelated energy systems that buttress society, while addressing the grand energy challenges faced today. The book contains cases, sample statutes and regulations, and pertinent excerpts from energy law and policy experts. These policy-oriented, often empirical materials offer the necessary building blocks for a public law course, particularly one that covers a rapidly transitioning field. The book is organized into three parts that introduce students to the fundamental aspects of the energy sector, energy law, and the most pressing energy topics of the 21st century.

» Casebook Website: www.EnergyLawPolicy.com




Environmental Law in Context: Cases and Materials, 3rd

Primary Author(s): Craig, Robin Kundis


This book provides a step-by-step introduction to six of the most important federal environmental statutes, relying on graphics, flow charts, cases, and administrative materials. The Second Edition uses new cases to allow professors to discuss how global climate change is affecting environmental and natural resource regulation in a variety of contexts. Specifically, climate change will be the centerpiece of new cases involving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Clean Air Act (Massachusetts v. EPA), and citizen lawsuit standing.

» Casebook Website: www.Craig-Environmental-Law.com




Experiencing Law Series

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


These primary coursebooks cover the doctrine traditionally covered in the classroom while simultaneously offering experiential exercises that will illustrate the concepts of the subject being taught. The books feature the key cases and cover the doctrine in much the same fashion as other standard casebooks. But while building skills of case analysis is critical, it needn’t occupy all of the first year. The books in this series will help support a course that balances traditional case analysis with statutory and rule analysis and experiential education—learning by doing in the presence of an expert teacher.

» Casebook Website: www.ExperiencingSeries.com




Federal Income Tax: A Contemporary Approach, 2nd

Primary Author(s): Donaldson, Samuel A. & Tobin, Donald B.


Federal Income Taxation: A Contemporary Approach uses several modern platforms to introduce students to the federal income taxation of individuals. After a general overview, the book takes two more passes through the system, each in increasing detail. This helps students see the overall structure early in their studies and gives context to new concepts as they are introduced. Helpful self-assessment questions allow students to measure their own comprehension and save valuable class time for more advanced discussions. Almost 100 detailed problems for class discussion require students to apply Code and Regulation provisions to real-life fact patterns. The book also includes links to several instructional videos with practice questions providing students with another opportunity to reinforce their understanding of the material. Like other titles in the Interactive Casebook series, the accompanying electronic version gives students immediate access to the full text of cited cases, statutes, articles, and other materials in the Westlaw database. It also contains hundreds of links to relevant videos, photos, articles, audio clips, and other sources that help make the subject come alive for students. The electronic version also allows for immediate content updates, easing the burden on instructors to prepare supplemental material.

» Casebook Website: www.Donaldson-Income-Tax.com




Fundamental Trial Advocacy

Primary Author(s): Rose III, Charles H.


This book is designed to empower advocates everywhere to more effectively represent clients. It does so by focusing on the law, the skill, and the art of advocacy, combining these three portions of the advocacy process to ensure that the final product outweighs the sum of its parts. This book takes the common-sense approaches of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and Professor Mauet's work at the University of Arizona, combining the best of their methodologies with a superior structure for case analysis and an attention to the art of advocacy that is not normally discussed.

» Casebook Website: www.RoseAdvocacy.com




Fundamentals of Pretrial Litigation, 9th

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


This trailblazing work, now in its ninth edition, continues to be the standard of pretrial litigation texts. This widely adopted book is used in skills and clinic courses, advanced civil procedure seminars, civil procedure classes, as well as in pretrial litigation classes.

The chapters comprehensively explain case planning, investigation, pleadings, discovery, e-discovery, depositions, interrogatories, document and ESI production, admission requests, sanctions, procedural and dispositive motions, effective motion advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution and settlement methods. These chapters enable students to become highly competent, responsible, and ethical litigators. This benchmark text covers the strategies, tactics, and techniques applicable to pretrial and prehearing practice before judges, arbitrators, and administrative officials. The extensive text provides examples and illustrations of successful litigators.

A new and innovative feature includes web-based electronic documents. Case files involving electronic discovery will be stored on a website that students and the professor have access to. This location contains numerous electronic documents and problems involving electronically stored information. Students will be able to locate, identify, search, and analyze electronic documents to better prepare them for modern litigation experiences. No other law school text provides this type of opportunity and experience.

» Casebook Website: www.FundamentalsPretrialLitigation.com




Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


For more than two decades, Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems has defined the field of health law, providing a balanced overview of law as it affects patients, professionals, institutions, and entities that deliver and finance U.S. health care. The 7th Edition of Health Law comprehensively reviews the provisions of the Affordable Care Act with topics such as the oversight of quality (including the latest developments in patient safety), cost control (including consumer-directed health care), guarantees of adequate access to services, exempt-organization tax issues, transactions and relationships among health care professionals and providers, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and malpractice litigation. The Supreme Court decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius is carefully edited to present all the issues in the case.

» Casebook Website: www.HealthLawCasebook.com




Human Trafficking: A Systemwide Public Safety and Community Approach

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


This book introduces an applied, systematic approach to human trafficking that covers all aspects of the problem in an informed and well-analyzed, social science sense. While most texts on the topic of human trafficking take a social theory, human rights/advocacy or victimization perspective on the topic, few take a pragmatic, "applied" systems-wide approach to human trafficking.

» Casebook Website: www.Human-Trafficking-Law.com




Intellectual Property Law: Legal Aspects of Innovation and Competition

Primary Author(s): Saunders, Kurt M.


This book is designed specifically to provide business, paralegal, legal studies or other non-law school students with a comprehensive understanding of the principal areas of intellectual property protection: trade secrets, patents, copyrights, trademarks, and the right of publicity, as well as treatment of legal protection for other valuable intangibles and international intellectual property issues.

Each chapter includes summaries of the law and excerpted cases to illustrate the application of legal rules and concepts. Applicable statutory provisions are excerpted and included for quick reference. The cases are followed by a variety of questions and comments to prompt classroom discussion, and each chapter concludes with an extensive set of discussion problems and a case study. Also accompanying each chapter are a set of writing and practical exercises to enhance student written and critical thinking skills, and to provide experiential learning as to specific tasks involved in securing and protecting intellectual property rights. Resources for faculty include test banks, a sample syllabi with recommendations for adaptation, an instructor’s manual with answers to the exercises, and updates to the book when major changes to the law take place.

» Casebook Website: www.SaundersIP.com




Introduction to Employee Benefits Law: Policy and Practice, 3rd

Primary Author(s): Medill, Colleen E.


This edition has been updated to reflect the state of federal law as of June 1, 2010. Regarding group health plans, it contains complete coverage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Regarding pension plans, it incorporates changes made by the Worker, Retiree and Employer Recovery Act of 2008 and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It includes coverage of the most recent Supreme Court decisions and the latest developments in ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) litigation and preemption of state laws.

» Casebook Website: www.Medill-Employee-Benefits.com




Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers, 7th

Primary Author(s): Cunningham, Lawrence A.


This book, now in its seventh edition and adopted at 80 schools in its 20-year history, presents accounting, finance and auditing using clear narrative with extensive illustrations. Written by a leading scholar of law and accounting, it balances accessibility with rigor. Pedagogical features that make this book easy to use include a coherent layout, complete set of PowerPoint slides, comprehensive Problems and Solutions, intriguing Conceptual Questions and International Comparisons plus a Glossary, Bibliography, Index and Teacher's Manual.

» Casebook Website: www.Cunningham-Accounting.com




Investigative Criminal Procedure: A Law & Order Casebook

Primary Author(s): Agran, Kenneth D.


This groundbreaking book uses episodes of the popular television show Law & Order to illustrate various aspects of Investigative Criminal Procedure. The ebook includes access to twelve episodes of Law & Order covering the legal concepts and rules employed by law enforcement personnel when investigating crimes. Instructors will be able to request a complimentary copy of the book that will give access to the ebook and demonstrate how seamlessly the product incorporates scenes from the show to describe the basic legal elements of the procedures utilized by law enforcement in areas such as warrantless searches, interrogation policies, and identification. West Academic is proud to have worked with NBCUniversal to bring this one of a kind textbook to the market.

» Casebook Website: www.AgranCrimPro.com




Law and Ethics in the Business of Health Care

Primary Author(s): Perry, Josh & Thompson, Dale B.


This new textbook explores the world of healthcare law from business and ethical perspectives. It is designed to provide not only a broad survey of traditional healthcare law topics, including contracts, medical malpractice, institutional liability, and regulatory areas such as HIPAA and Stark, but also a deep dive into higher-order analysis of what makes the business of medicine unique. It does this by presenting ethical and professional conflicts in for-profit and entrepreneurial healthcare, by showing recent efforts at reform, and by engaging students with end-of-life care decisions and costs.

» Casebook Website: www.HealthCareLawAndEthics.com




Law in Practice

Primary Author(s): Cox, Prentiss & Thomas, Laura


The Law in Practice electronic casebook is the primary text for a turnkey lawyering skills course that has proven to be successful for first and second-year law students. The casebook and the accompanying simulation materials integrate legal analysis and skills training all into one course. Through the use of the casebook, four professionally produced videos, and extensive case file materials, students learn practice-ready skills in simulated client and witness interviews, depositions, client counseling sessions and chambers conference or mediation sessions. Detailed faculty materials are also provided for the course.

» Casebook Website: www.Law-In-Practice.com




Learning Civil Procedure

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


Learning Civil Procedure provides a broad, student-centered, user-friendly approach to civil procedure that is both simplified and sophisticated. It engages students through presentation of examples and analyses that build mastery of the material before moving on to more involved problems similar to those students will encounter on final examinations, bar examinations, and as lawyers. This new publication, like West's Learning Evidence, makes great use of problems to facilitate dialogue in class and correspondingly uses many fewer case excerpts than does the typical casebook. But it includes the core "canon" of civil procedure opinions as well as sufficient historical background necessary for producing culturally literate lawyers better equipped for actual real world litigation practice.

» Casebook Website: www.LearningCivilProcedure.com




Learning Criminal Procedure

Primary Author(s): Simmons, Ric & Hutchins, Renee


Learning Criminal Procedure teaches students the law of criminal procedure by presenting clear, succinct sets of rules for each topic, summaries of actual cases that illustrate how the rules operate in practice, and substantial excerpts from leading Supreme Court cases. Evolving areas of law are highlighted for the students, and the book contains over one hundred review questions that can be used for classroom discussion or for reinforcing what the students learn in each chapter. The book's authors build on their combined decades of practical experience to explore the law in straightforward text that enables students to easily engage with the subject.

» Casebook Website: www.LearningCriminalProcedure.com




Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom, 2nd

Primary Author(s): Merritt, Deborah J. & Simmons, Ric


This casebook discusses basic rules of evidence in a manner that encourages student involvement in the learning process by moving beyond the traditional case method of teaching. Focused discussions of the Federal Rules of Evidence are enhanced by colorful courtroom examples, including trial transcript excerpts and concise analyses that enhance student engagement in the classroom.

» Casebook Website: www.MerrittEvidence.com




Learning Professional Responsibility: From the Classroom to the Practice of Law

Primary Author(s): Christensen, Leah & Holland, Brooks


Learning Professional Responsibility engages students by offering colorful, real-life examples of how the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility guide and regulate lawyers in the everyday practice of law. This textbook deconstructs the Rules and bypasses long case law narratives in favor of clear examples and illustrations drawing on ethics opinions, current events and lawyer news, online commentary, and court decisions. This first edition further highlights cutting-edge issues in professional responsibility, including the recent Ethics 20/20 amendments and topics such as the scope of representation, the duty of candor, conflicts, and the duty to protect client confidences in electronic formats.

» Casebook Website: www.LearningProfessionalResponsibility.com




Legal Environment of Business

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


West Academic presents a comprehensive Legal Environment of Business Law survey book that is accessible, affordable, and authoritative. Written with attention to quality and detail, and reviewed by top Business Law scholars, this book features the content and expertise you expect from the leading publisher of legal education materials.

» Casebook Website: www.LegalEnvironmentofBusiness.com




Legal Research: A Practical Guide and Self-Instructional Workbook, 5th

Primary Author(s): McKinney, Ruth Ann & Childs, Scott


Based on time-proven active learning principles, this workbook relies on a guided, self-instructional model that allows students to learn in their own style and at their own pace, thus increasing their motivation, retention, and satisfaction. Complete with an enhanced supplement for online research and an accompanying Web site, this edition emphasizes the importance of having familiarity with a wide array of legal research tools and strategies from which the legal researcher can choose wisely.

» Casebook Website: www.LegalResearchWorkbook.com




Legal Writing and Legal Skills for Foreign LL.M. Students

Primary Author(s): Lundquist, Karen


The Legal Writing and Legal Skills textbook is unlike others that you've likely used, and that your students have used as well. The book creates a fictitious world in the state of Jefferson. The students act as associate attorneys working at the law firm of Lincoln, Adams and Washington, representing various business clients. The book will present not just legal writing exercises and opportunities for students to develop their legal writing and legal analysis skills, but also includes many other skills-building exercises such as mock client interviews, mock negotiations, and mock oral arguments. The exercises will help LLM students learn about the law and improve their English.

» Casebook Website: www.LegalWritingForLLMs.com




Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the law—the statutes, cases, and regulations—but also the documentation and the practices within the transacting community. This brand new book prepares students for practice. It includes, and explains, deal documentation, and discusses how negotiations proceed, referencing both the relevant law and transacting norms. It covers Federal and State law, as well as other relevant regulatory regimes involving antitrust, national security, FCPA and other issues. It has questions designed to get students to understand the law and the underlying policy, and problems to get students familiar with transaction structuring.

» Casebook Website: www.HillMergersAndAcquisitions.com




Modern Criminal Procedure: Cases, Comments, and Questions, 14th

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


The Fourteenth Edition continues to include all the material required to master the essential issues that arise in both state and federal criminal cases. The book’s comprehensive coverage of constitutional, statutory, and ethical rules regulating the criminal process has made it one of the few textbooks that students over the years have opted to keep as a reference for their work as prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judicial clerks. The new edition also continues the custom of incorporating the most thoughtful and provocative commentary available. The authors bring together the latest statistics, relevant legislative trends, and insightful policy and scholarly debates, facilitating critical analysis of the process and its potential reforms. This unique and always up to date framing of the issues has made the book the nation’s premier text for teaching criminal procedure year after year.

» Casebook Website: www.KamisarCrimPro.com




Problems and Materials on Bankruptcy, 2nd

Primary Author(s): Rusch, Linda J. & Sepinuck, Stephen L.


This casebook covers bankruptcy law, policy, and practice, focusing on consumer bankruptcy and the basics of business bankruptcy. Materials include full coverage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) amendments and the judicial reaction to them. It also introduces students to the variety of often competing policies that operate in the wake of financial distress. The casebook is designed to give students experience with bankruptcy practice, providing more than 125 problems designed to facilitate learning, focus class discussion, and test understanding.

» Casebook Website: www.SepinuckRuschBankruptcy.com




Problems and Materials on Secured Transactions, 4th

Primary Author(s): Sepinuck, Stephen L.


A problem-oriented book with selective use of cases, this new text is enhanced by extensive textual explanation and illustration to prepare students to read the code and solve the assigned problems.

To assist students in developing statutory construction skills, several problems require the students to rewrite code provisions and others ask them to imagine a factual scenario to which a particular provision applies.
An in-depth analysis of problems with supporting text in the teacher's manual will be helpful to new and experienced teachers alike.

» Casebook Website: www.SepinuckSecured.com




Problems, Cases and Materials on Professional Responsibility, 4th

Primary Author(s): Devine, James R.


Today's lawyer is obliged to act as a representative of clients, officer of the legal system, and public citizen. The difficult problems of "professional responsibility" arise not from lawyers misunderstanding right from wrong, but from the overlap and resulting conflict of these three functions. Addresses the constant interaction of lawyers through the considerably leaner, problem-oriented second edition. Most reading materials and notes that follow are designed to help the student or at least respond to each problem; some material and notes raise further, related issues. New readings abound, although the authors have retained a number of principal cases and readings most helpful in dealing with particular issues.

» Casebook Website: www.Devine-Professional-Responsibility.com




Professional Responsibility in the Life of the Lawyer, 2d

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


The condensed second edition of Professional Responsibility in the Life of the Lawyer introduces students to the legal and ethical issues they will encounter along their career paths. The law governing lawyers is presented at every career stage, from seeking admission to the bar, to acquiring clients and representing them in various practice areas, and then to the pursuit of mid-career opportunities and eventual retirement. In every chapter, students are placed in the role of lawyer and asked to solve realistic problems by applying professional conduct rules and other sources of law. The book’s “Profiles of Attorney Professionalism” introduce students to positive lawyer role models.

» Casebook Website: www.PierceProfessionalResponsibility.com




Sales and Leases: A Problem-Solving Approach

Primary Author(s): Rusch, Linda J. & Sepinuck, Stephen L.


A new book by two of the country’s leading experts in commercial law. The authors, who collectively have almost forty years of experience teaching and practicing commercial law have written a new course book designed to help students master the law governing sales and leases of goods, understand how the law applies to both simple and complex commercial transactions, and learn how to use the law in planning and drafting contracts. The course book contains consists primarily of text and problems, with relatively few cases, in order to keep the students focused on understanding and applying the relevant provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code and other related statutes. A teacher’s manual contains suggested teaching methodology and analysis of all problems.

» Casebook Website: www.RuschSales.com




Selected Commercial Statutes

Primary Author(s): Rusch, Linda J. & Chomsky, Carol L.


2010 Selected Commercial Statutes provides a comprehensive collection of uniform laws and federal statutes for use in all commercial law courses. It begins with the most widely used version of the UCC, consisting of the 2009 version of Articles 1 and 3-9 and the 2002 version of Articles 2 and 2A. Appendices contain the PEB commentaries, as well as earlier versions of Articles 1, 3, 4, and 7, and the 2003 and 2005 amendments to Articles 2 and 2A, in underline-strikeout form with the Official Comments. The volume continues with additional uniform laws important to commercial transactions (Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act; Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; Uniform Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title and Anti-Theft Act) and significant federal commercial legislation and regulations (Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act; Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and regulations; Consumer Credit Protection Act and related regulations; the major check collection statutes and regulations, FTC rules, and the Bankruptcy Code, Rules, and Forms). The volume concludes with the UN Convention on International Sale of Goods.

» Casebook Website: www.SelectedCommercialStatutes.com




Short & Happy Guides

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


A Paperback series which includes: A Short & Happy Guide to Financial Well-Being, Being a Law Student, Being a College Student, Being a Lawyer, Mediation, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Elder Law, Property, and Torts

» Casebook Website: www.ShortAndHappyGuides.com




The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Primary Author(s): Fort, Timothy L. & Presser, Stephen B.


Written by two top Business Law professors, this new title for your Legal Environment of Business Course provides a streamlined and readable text that will also include digital access to test banks and PowerPoint slides for instructors and self-assessment questions for students.

» Casebook Website: www.FortEnvironmentOfBusiness.com




Transactional Skills: How to Structure and Document a Deal

Primary Author(s): Sepinuck, Stephen L. & Hilson, John F.


This book is an instructional tool designed to train law students and junior associates in the skills needed for successful transactional lawyering. Through carefully designed problems and exercises ? more than 80, which become progressively more challenging by subject ? the first part of the book helps students and associates understand and strategically use the different types of contract terms, translate deal terms to precise contract language, use forms appropriately, and spot and resolve ambiguity. They also practice deal design, conduct due diligence, and negotiate contract language.

The second part of the book consists of four simulated commercial transactions, each of which consists of several parts. In each simulation, the book users further develop their transactional lawyering skills by structuring, negotiating, and documenting a deal on behalf of a one of the parties to the transaction.

» Casebook Website: www.TransactionalSkills.com




West Academic Statutory Supplements

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


Statutory Supplements from West Academic Publishing and Foundation Press are designed by national experts to accompany casebooks and other teaching materials and provide an enhancement to course study. Bring your course texts up to date with the latest developments and statutory changes.

» Casebook Website: www.WestAcademicStatSupp.com



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