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West Academic Publishing Casebook Companion Websites

» 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 Law
» Business Organizations Law and Policy: Materials and Problems, 9th
» 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
» Constitutional Law in Contemporary America, Volumes I and II
» Constitutional Law Resource Center
» Contemporary Family Law, 4th
» 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, 5th
» Developing Professional Skills Series
» Energy Law and Policy, 2d
» Environmental Law in Context: Cases and Materials, 3rd
» Experiencing Law Series
» Fundamental Trial Advocacy

» Fundamentals of Pretrial Litigation, 9th
» Global Information Technologies: Ethics and the Law
» Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, 8th
» Human Trafficking: A Systemwide Public Safety and Community Approach
» Intellectual Property Law: Legal Aspects of Innovation and Competition
» 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 at Work: Legal Studies for Human Resources
» Law in Practice, 2d
» Learning Civil Procedure
» Learning Criminal Procedure
» Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom, 4th
» Learning Professional Responsibility, 2d
» 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
» Problems and Materials on Secured Transactions, 4th
» Selected Commercial Statutes
» The Constitution and Criminal Judicial Process
» The Entrepreneur's Legal Companion, 2d
» 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 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 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




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




Constitutional Law in Contemporary America, Volumes I and II

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


This engaging and accessible new Constitutional Law title covers contemporary topics and feature meticulously edited cases that include all the major Supreme Court opinions that should be in a text, as determined by political scientists who teach in the field. Cases aren't boiled down to capsule summaries. Instead, the case content is presented in such a way as to allow students to dig deeply into the case meaning, while timelines put the cases into historical context. Additionally, there is comprehensive cross referencing of other important cases, case commentary, and analysis.

» Casebook Website: www.Con-Law.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




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, 5th

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 that application can teach us something about those traditional legal doctrines.

» 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, 2d

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


This 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 federal, state, and local government actors that play differing roles in energy controversies and unpacks the multi-jurisdictional approach to energy regulation pervasive in the United States.

» 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




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




Global Information Technologies: Ethics and the Law

Primary Author(s): Koenig, Thomas J. & Rustad, Michael L.


This title employs clear, accessible language to apply ethics, law, and technologies to the most contemporary dilemmas confronting information age professionals. This text provides an in-depth exploration and analysis of how ethical issues impact legal decisions, statutes, and public policy.

» Casebook Website: www.GlobalITEthicsAndLaw.com




Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, 8th

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


Thirty years ago, the first edition of the Furrow Health Law casebook quite literally defined the subject of Health Law in the United States. Today this book, cited by the United States Supreme Court and a host of other courts, remains the leading Health Law casebook in American law schools. The new 8th edition, which is currently in production at West Academic and which will be on your desk in July, provides up-to-date coverage of the field in all of its complexity. The book offers new cases, statutory materials and classroom tested problems, along with succinct and sharpened notes, comments, charts and other teaching materials. It is fully up-to-date as of mid-2018, and it will be supplemented by a regularly updated website and, if appropriate, printed supplements. The book is more comprehensive but shorter than the last edition; you will find that it teaches extremely well.

The new edition has been carefully edited to sharpen its coverage while retaining all core materials. It thoroughly updates coverage of current issues in health insurance, accountable care organizations, the ACA, Medicare (including MACRA and “provider compare” websites), Medicaid (including the broader grounds for waivers under the Trump administration), and all the areas of conflict in today's health care political environment. For new and old users, a new teacher's manual and a dedicated website will help teachers prepare their classes.

» 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




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. It can be used as the primary book for a one-, two- or three-credit accounting course or to supplement business associations, corporations or corporate finance courses.



While introductory books on this topic include mostly venerable material not prone to change, where relevant change has occurred, this new edition is on the cutting edge with it, including capturing such hot topics as new auditor disclosure on critical audit matters (CAMs) and going concern warnings; the new audit report and auditor tenure disclosure; revenue recognition and lease accounting standards; and audit data analytics.

» 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 at Work: Legal Studies for Human Resources

Primary Author(s): Multiple Authors


Law at Work is an accessible text that allows any non-lawyer to understand the basic legal issues involved in human resources work. The text presents not just the fairly settled legal rules, but it also conveys the dynamic aspect of law. The text addresses such questions as: Will gig workers be protected as employees? How do medical and recreational marijuana laws affect workplace drug testing? What protection exists for transgender employees? May an employer discharge a worker for displaying offensive tattoos? Will “comp time” eventually replace overtime pay? The text covers employer responsibilities with respect to immigration, discrimination, health and safety, unionization, family and medical leaves, privacy, compensation, and benefits, among other topics. The chapters start with a set of “Try Your Hand” questions to engage the reader immediately and to entice curiosity about the answers, found in the pages that follow. Each chapter also contains one or more problems illustrating the ambiguous nature of legal rules. The goal of these problems, called “Developing Your Instincts,” is to allow students to put into practice the material that they have learned and to help students realize when they should exercise caution in resolving Human Resources issues. The text is suitable for human resources classes at any level of higher education.

» Casebook Website: www.LawAtWorkLegalStudies.com




Law in Practice, 2d

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


The Law in Practice casebook is the primary text for a turnkey course integrating legal doctrine and lawyering skills that has proven to be successful for first and second-year law students. The course material includes multiple options for litigation and transactional simulations, including client and witness interviews, depositions, client counseling sessions, chambers conference, mediation and attorney only negotiating sessions. The casebook is accompanied by four professionally produced videos and extensive case file materials allowing for integration of legal analysis and skills training in one course. The text covers negotiating theories and concepts necessary to effectively conduct interviews and client counseling. The simulation material allows for weekly or periodic downloads of simulation documents that allow students to see the facts shift as the case unfold over time, as occurs in actual practice. Detailed faculty materials provide weekly class plans that track the simulation material and include engaging teaching exercises and multiple choice questions appropriate for “clicker” systems.

» 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, 4th

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


Learning Evidence engages students by offering colorful courtroom examples, excerpts from trial transcripts, and lucid explanations of each evidentiary rule. The fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect the continued emergence of electronic media, the Supreme Court’s Sixth Amendment jurisprudence, and recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence.

» Casebook Website: www.MerrittEvidence.com




Learning Professional Responsibility, 2d

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


Learning Professional Responsibility engages students by offering colorful, real-life examples of how the Professional Responsibility rules guide and regulate lawyers in the everyday practice of law. This textbook deconstructs the ethics 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 second edition further highlights cutting-edge issues in professional responsibility, including topics such as the scope of representation, the duty of candor, conflicts, and the duty to protect client confidences in electronic formats. This edition continues to provide a comprehensive teacher's manual containing classroom hypotheticals, simulations, writing exercises, quiz questions, PowerPoint slides, video and music recommendations, and other support.

» 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




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




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




The Constitution and Criminal Judicial Process

Primary Author(s): Kubicek, Laurie


A comprehensive textbook for courses on constitutional law, criminal procedure, and legal research and writing, which includes a full complement of judicial opinions for use as student case briefing exercises. It utilizes a step-by-step approach to guide the reader through the history and development of Due Process rights and their application in the American Court System.

» Casebook Website: www.ConstitutionCriminalJudicialProcess.com




The Entrepreneur's Legal Companion, 2d

Primary Author(s): Davidson, Daniel V. & Forsythe, Lynn M.


This book is for students of entrepreneurship who need to understand the legal issues affecting their ventures. It will appeal to faculty and students in any class teaching entrepreneurship law in business school, and can be used as a primary text or a supplement. It is a more accessible and more comprehensive text than other books covering the same material. It uses relevant and practical examples to highlight legal issues.

» Casebook Website: www.Entrepreneurs-Law.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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