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Read more about Torts: Cases, Principles, and Institutions

Torts: Cases, Principles, and Institutions

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Witt

Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This is the Fifth Edition of Torts: Cases, Principles, and Institutions, a casebook for a one-semester torts course that carves out a distinctive niche in the field by focusing on the institutions and sociology of American tort law. The book retains many of the familiar features of the traditional casebook, including many of the classic cases. Like the best casebooks, it seeks to survey the theoretical principles underlying those cases. But it aims to supplement the cases and principles with editorial notes that focus students’ attention on the institutional features of our tort system, including features such as the pervasiveness of settlements, the significance of the market, the role of the plaintiff's bar, the importance of private insurance, the contingency fee, and the jury. These institutional arrangements are what make American tort law distinctive. They are how the substantive doctrines of tort law are translated into the practice of torts lawyers. And they are sociologically fascinating in their own right.

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Read more about What Color is Your C.F.R.?

What Color is Your C.F.R.?

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Gotauco, Dyszlewski, and M. Ortiz

Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

What Color is Your C.F.R.? is a problem-based law workbook with a colorful twist. Conceived and written by law librarians, it uses easy to understand plain language and is a light-hearted but helpful supplement to instruction on basic legal research. The book takes a non-traditional approach to legal research and uses short legal research exercises and coloring.

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Read more about Basic Income Tax - 8th Edition

Basic Income Tax - 8th Edition

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Kratzke

Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book is the 8th edition of a basic income tax text. This edition incorporates the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. It is intended to be a readable text, suitable for a three-hour course for a class comprised of law students with widely different backgrounds. The text integrates several of the CALI drills that Professor James Edward Maule (Villanova University) prepared.

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Read more about Law of Wills

Law of Wills

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Lewis

Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The purpose of this casebook is to train law students to think and act like probate attorneys. This book is meant to be used in conjunction with the author's book on the law of trusts. This book's focus is problem-solving and legal application; the book includes numerous problems, so law students can learn to apply the law they learn from reading the cases. It also contains collaborative learning exercises to encourage students to engage in group problem-solving. The book is divided into three parts to reflect the main types of issues that students will encounter if they practice probate law. The book's organization mirrors the manner in which probate law is practiced in the real world.

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Read more about Sources of American Law: An Introduction to Legal Research - 4th Edition

Sources of American Law: An Introduction to Legal Research - 4th Edition

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Steenken and Brooks

Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

At its most basic definition the practice of law comprises conducting research to find relevant rules of law and then applying those rules to the specific set of circumstances faced by a client. However, in American law, the legal rules to be applied derive from myriad sources, complicating the process and making legal research different from other sorts of research. This text introduces first-year law students to the new kind of research required to study and to practice law. It seeks to demystify the art of legal research by following a “Source and Process” approach. First, the text introduces students to the major sources of American law and describes the forms the various authorities traditionally took in print. After establishing this base, the text proceeds to instruct students on the methods they will most likely use in practice, namely electronic research techniques and the consultation of secondary sources. Sources of Law incorporates screencasts currently hosted on YouTube that actively demonstrate the processes described in the static text. Finally, the text illustrates how the different pieces come together in the legal research process.

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Read more about Bankruptcy Law and Practice

Bankruptcy Law and Practice

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Germain

Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This is the third edition of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, a Casebook Designed to Train Lawyers for the Practice of Bankruptcy Law. It is designed for a one-semester course in debtor/creditor law and bankruptcy. The book deals with both creditor remedies and debtor protections, starting with state law collection remedies, exemptions, and the important special protections for secured creditors under both Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and state real property recording acts. After a thorough review of state law debt collection practice, the book covers the basics of straight bankruptcy law with a focus on Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, both for individuals and businesses. Although the book has a practice focus, it covers the major Supreme Court cases, and important appellate cases with an emphasis on areas of uncertainty. The book also emphasizes the Bankruptcy Code itself, using problem sets to get students to work through the language of the Bankruptcy Code.

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Read more about Legal Aspects of Corporate Management and Finance

Legal Aspects of Corporate Management and Finance

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Mayer, Warner, Siedel, and Lieberman

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Legal Aspects of Corporate Management and Finance is an up-to-date textbook that covers key legal issues relating to corporate management and finance. The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach. The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with their clear, concise and readable style.

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Read more about Business Law and the Legal Environment

Business Law and the Legal Environment

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Mayer, Warner, and Siedel

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Our goal is to provide students with a textbook that is up to date and comprehensive in its coverage of legal and regulatory issues—and organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach. This book engages students by relating law to everyday events with which they are already familiar (or with which they are familiarizing themselves in other business courses) and by its clear, concise, and readable style. (An earlier business law text by authors Lieberman and Siedel was hailed “the best written text in a very crowded field.”)

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Read more about Introduction to Contracts, Sales and Product Liability

Introduction to Contracts, Sales and Product Liability

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Mayer, Warner, Siedel, and Lieberman

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook provides context and essential concepts across the entire range of legal issues with which

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Read more about Introduction to the Law of Property, Estate Planning and Insurance

Introduction to the Law of Property, Estate Planning and Insurance

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Mayer, Warner, Siedel, and Lieberman

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Introduction to the Law of Property, Estate Planning and Insurance is an up-to-date textbook that covers legal issues that students must understand relating to real estate (an especially important business asset), as well as estate planning and insurance. The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach. The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with their clear, concise and readable style.

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