This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we’re learning about bankruptcy, jury verdicts, looking at resources for bioethics, raising awareness about stalking, and celebrating Black History Month.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, January 30, 2023

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 107

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Law School Competencies Information Table

Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian & Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Atrium Table
8:30 – 9:00am
Learn about how you can participate in the law school research and technology competencies! University of Cincinnati Law students who complete the requirements of the Competency programs before graduation will receive a notation on their transcript stating that they are competent with respect to legal research and/or technology, a credential they can list proudly on their resumes as proof of the research skills they offer prospective employers.

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 107

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Researching Bankruptcy

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
Room 235
10:40am – 11:10am

Legal Research Competency Live Program

Room 245
12:15-1:15pm
Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian
Researching Jury Verdicts on Lexis and Westlaw
Pizza available while supplies last. For a gluten free option RSVP to shannon.kemen@uc.edu.

Featured Study Aids

Bioethics and Law in a Nutshell

Available online via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides a concise analysis of areas in which the law has addressed issues in bioethics. Topics include assisted reproductive techniques and family-making, limitations on reproduction (including abortion, contraception and sterilization), the role of ethical and religious beliefs of health care professionals, the definition of death, end-of-life decision-making (including physician assisted death), genetics, research involving human subjects (including issues related to conflicts of interest), stem cell research, organ transplantation, and other emerging topics.

Health Care Law and Ethics in a Nutshell

Available online via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book considers how law and ethics respond to the driving social, economic, and political forces of innovation, crisis and reform. Topics include health insurance reform, health care finance and delivery structures, treatment relationships, facility and insurance regulation, corporate and tax law, refusal of life support, organ donation, and reproductive technologies.

Health Law (Hornbook)

Available online via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text provides an overview of health law as it affects the professionals, institutions, and entities that deliver and finance health care in the United States. Considers the law’s response to quality and error through institutional and professional regulation, and malpractice litigation against professionals, hospitals, and managed care organizations. Surveys tax, corporate, and organizational issues. Explores the government’s efforts to control costs and expand access through Medicare and Medicaid. Examines government attempts to police anticompetitive activities, fraud, and abuse. And considers the legal and ethical issues involving death, human reproduction, medical treatment decision making, and medical research. The Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, HITECH, and other new statutory and regulatory changes of the past few years are thoroughly incorporated in all aspects of the legal discussion.

Featured Guide

Health Law

This guide provides a general overview of health law. It covers locating articles, treatises, statutory law, administrative materials, agency publications, legislative histories and websites of interest. The guide can be used by students, faculty members, lawyers, and the general public.

Featured Treatise

Health Law and Bioethics : Cases in Context

This text presents the stories and context of landmark cases in the field. By conveying back story and creating context, this brief text hooks students’ interest and deepens their understanding of the law and policy implications of each case.

Featured Database

Bloomberg Law Health Practice Center

Bloomberg Law’s Health Practice Center provides access to health law news, case law, statutes, regulations, analysis, and practice tools, as well as access to BNA’s Health Law and Business Portfolios, which provide authoritative, in-depth legal analysis and practical guidance from expert legal practitioners.

Featured Website

Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University

The Bioethics Research Library of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of materials relating to the ethics of health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment. The interdisciplinary, multi-format collection includes not just books and journals, but oral history recordings and transcripts, Bioethics Commission reports and meeting notes, unpublished manuscripts, ephemera, and other “gray” literature. Their website contains many digital resources.

Featured Video

HLS Library Book Talk: “Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics”

Harvard Law School Library hosted a book talk and discussion in celebration of the recent publication of “Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics,” edited by I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Urs Gasser, and Effy Vayena. The talk was co-sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics and by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

National Stalking Awareness Month: Know It Name IT Stop It

January 2023 marks the nineteenth annual National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking. For UC and other selected resources, see last week’s blog post.

Additional Selected Resources

Ohio Domestic Violence Network, Self-Help Legal Manual for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking

This page links to two Self Help Legal Manuals created by ODVN and the Ohio Poverty Law Center, with partners from the private bar and the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. These manuals were developed with generous support from the Ohio State Bar Foundation. One manual is for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking who are incarcerated or recently released and the other is for the general population. Each has a slightly different focus with some overlap.

Ohio Legal Help, Civil Stalking & Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Orders

A civil protection order can help keep you safe if you have experienced stalking or sexual violence. Learn more about getting a Civil Stalking or Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Order.

Coercive Control

This site has information about the Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP); a variety of reports on stalking; and quick tips on stalking for advocates, judges, law enforcement, victims, friends of victims, mental health professionals, probation and parole, and health professionals.

National Center for Victims of Crime, Stalking Resource Center

In 2000, the National Center for Victims of Crime partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to create the Stalking Resource Center (SRC). The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking.

Safety Net Project, Technology Safety & Privacy: A Toolkit for Survivors

Through the Safety Net project, The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) focuses on the intersection of technology and abuse and works to address how it impacts the safety, privacy, accessibility, and civil rights of victims. The Toolkit provides resources on safety tips, information, and privacy strategies for survivors on the use of technology.

February is Black History Month

Black History Month

This year’s theme for Black History Month is Black Resistance. According to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, “[a]s societal and political forces escalate to limit access to and exercise of the ballot, eliminate the teaching of Black history, and work to push us back into the 1890s, we can only rely on our capacity to resist” and “[t]his is a call to everyone, inside and outside the academy, to study the history of Black Americans’ responses to establish safe spaces, where Black life can be sustained, fortified, and respected.”

University of Cincinnati Celebrations, Resources & Events

UC Alumni Association Celebrates Black History Month

Each February, the UC Alumni Association gathers to pay tribute to our past, salute excellence and achievement within the Black UC family, and rejoice in the progress yet to come.

Kuamka Week ‘Black Renaissance’  January 30 – February 4, 2023

Kuamka, which is Swahili for the phrase “in the beginning,” is a week of exciting events. Students will compete to become the next Mr., Mx., or Ms. Kuamka, and will serve as the critical student leaders of the African American Cultural & Resource Center (AACRC)!

January 30, 2023

5:30 p.m.
TUC Great Hall
Meet the Candidates Platform and Q&A competition.

February 1, 2023

6:00 p.m.
TUC Great Hall
Talent Showcase Competition

February 3, 2023

6:00 p.m.
UC’s African American Cultural & Resource Center (AACRC)
Furaha Friday: Kuamka Social

February 4, 2023

6:00 p.m.
TUC Great Hall
24th Annual Kuamka Ball and Crowning of Mr. & Ms. Kuamka

Free ‘Black Panther’ Oscar-nominated film screening

February 1 – 7, 2023
Check local Tristate cinema listings for twice daily viewings

February 1, 2023

Welcome Back Black History Month

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
TUC Great Hall
Join a luncheon featuring a Black faculty book swap. Students can pick up a free copy of the book of the month and participate in a dialogue. For more info, contact Holly McGee.

Drink-n-Think…A Lil’ More

6:30 p.m.
Ludlow Wines, 343 Ludlow Ave.
For the second year, Ludlow Wines, Clifton’s retail merchant of wine and craft beer, will host Holly McGee, UC associate professor of history, every Wednesday in Black History Month for another four-part Drink-n-Think lecture series. Drink, laugh and learn about everything you’ve ever wanted to know about African American history but were hesitant to ask.

Does America still need Black History Month?
Learn about the origins of Black History Month and engage in thoughtful discussions regarding the continuation (or cancellation) of the official celebration.

February 2, 2023

Black History Month Opening Ceremony

5:00 p.m.
UC’s African American Cultural & Resource Center (AACRC)
The signature ceremony will include welcoming remarks by keynote speaker, Anthony Stone, UC Africana Studies instructor, cultural performances, a special Black History Month libation and the unveiling of the 2023 Kuamka candidates. Food, fun and festivities included.

February 4, 2023

Morning Movie Mini-Festival

10:00 a.m. – Noon
Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave.
Film, “See You Tomorrow, a 2016 Chinese-Hong Kong romantic comedy”

Children’s Africana Reading Circle

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Evanston Recreation Center, 3204 Woodburn Ave.
Join UC each Saturday in February for reading, fun, crafts and free books! Feb. 4th book: “It’s Just Skin, Silly!” (preschool to 5 years)

February 5, 2023

10:00 a.m.
Allen Temple AME Church, 7080 Reading Rd.
Historical Black Church Sundays! The Black church in America is a living, breathing, cultural artifact with which you are welcome to interact during February 2023. Join UC’s Department of Africana Studies each week at select churches in Greater Cincinnati to celebrate Black History Month. Meet in the lobby 10 minutes prior to service for group Bearcat seating. The UC Office of the Vice Provost is generously providing refreshments during “Fellowship Hour” immediately following each service.

This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we are teaching a Research Review Using Federal Law, letting you know about the Law Library’s competency programs, celebrating National Data Privacy Week, and raising awareness of stalking.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, January 23, 2023

Lawyering II, Advocacy, section 6

Interim Director Susan Boland
Research Review Using Federal Law
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 135

Lawyering II, Advocacy, section 1

Instructional & Reference Services Librarian, Laura Dixon-Caldwell
Research Review Using Federal Law
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 145

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 107 (room change from last week)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Law School Competencies Information Table

Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian & Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Atrium Table
8:30 – 9:00am
Learn about how you can participate in the law school research and technology competencies! University of Cincinnati Law students who complete the requirements of the Competency programs before graduation will receive a notation on their transcript stating that they are competent with respect to legal research and/or technology, a credential they can list proudly on their resumes as proof of the research skills they offer prospective employers.

Advanced Legal Research

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian & Ron Jones, Electronic Resources Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107 (room change from last week)
1:30pm – 2:55pm

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Lawyering II, Advocacy, section 5

Electronic Resources Instructional Services Librarian Ron Jones
Research Review Using Federal Law
3:05pm – 4:30pm
Room 135

Featured Study Aids

Cybersecurity Law (Hornbook)

Available online via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides a relatively comprehensive examination of cybersecurity related laws. The book outlines and details the U.S. federal sectoral approach to cybersecurity, such as covering the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and regulations, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule, as well as an examination of state laws impacting cybersecurity, such as data breach notification, privacy and state education laws. International issues as well as specific topics such as ransomware and the Internet of things are addressed. Notably, the book provides a review of the role of the cybersecurity professional, risk assessment as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) risk assessment framework, and laws related to hacking.

Cybersecurity and Privacy Law in a Nutshell

Available online via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of cybersecurity law and policy. Cybersecurity is a serious concern in our lives. It affects individuals, governments, the military, big businesses, small businesses, and law firms themselves. Cybersecurity policy issues implicate both private and public international law, in addition to domestic law. In this Nutshell, we present case law, federal, state and international legislation, administrative actions and regulations, and relevant policy considerations that attorneys and their clients should keep in mind, whether they are working on a case about cybersecurity or just wanting to know more about cybersecurity and privacy in the Internet age. .

A Short and Happy Guide to Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Available online via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides an essential introduction to the privacy fundamentals and security essentials that make up the modern economy. Privacy and free speech expert Professor Jon M. Garon has written an essential overview geared to students and entrepreneurs. The book provides a concise overview of privacy from its origins in constitutional and common law through the most important changes in U.S. laws and laws that impact the U.S. from abroad. This book explains privacy and security rules for finance, health care, and business, along with practical advice on running a secure business and keeping oneself safe when online.

Featured Guide

Exam Study Guide: Privacy & Security Law

This guide introduces you to resources on privacy and security law.

Featured Treatise

Privacy & Data Security Practice Portfolio Series

Available on Bloomberg Law, this treatise is a practical guide for those tasked with the governance of privacy and data security risks.  With a continually changing legal and regulatory data security landscape, growing reliance on data in all aspects of business and society, and new and more sophisticated threats emerging each day, effective cyber governance is now mission-critical. Portfolios cover:

  • Portfolio 500: FTC Privacy Enforcement
  • Portfolio 505: Health Information Privacy & Security
  • Portfolio 510: Cybersecurity and Data Breach
  • Portfolio 515: Privacy and Security Issues in Cloud Computing
  • Portfolio 520: Cross-Border Data Transfers
  • Portfolio 525: Consumer Financial Privacy
  • Portfolio 530: Social Media Law
  • Portfolio 535: Technology Regulation in the Federal Securities Markets
  • Portfolio 540: Cybersecurity and Privacy in Business Transactions: Managing Data Risk in Deals
  • Portfolio 545: Drafting Privacy Policies for Websites, Apps and Other Digital Services
  • Portfolio 550: EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • Portfolio 555: Technology and Outsourcing
  • Portfolio 560: Cybersecurity Governance: A Guide for Corporate Officers, Directors and General Counsel

Featured Database

Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Data Security Law Practice Center

Available on Bloomberg Law, this Practice Center includes current awareness resources such as “Privacy Law Watch” and the “Privacy & Security Law Report,” chart builders for state and federal laws on privacy, electronic treatises, and practice portfolios on privacy and data security topics. Topics covered include data security and breach notification, online and consumer privacy, financial data, health data, and workplace privacy and security.

Featured Website

EPIC – Electronic Privacy Information Center

EPIC was established in 1994 to protect privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic values in the information age. It advocates for protection from abusive data practices like mass surveillance, browser tracking, demographic profiling, and data discrimination. EPIC works at the intersection of policy, advocacy, and litigation. It litigates cases on emerging privacy issues, obtains and publishes records to lift the veil on government data collection, provides guidance to policymakers and lawmakers, and facilitates dialogue between advocates, experts, and decision makers.

Featured Video

Power Over Data and Algorithms: Can We Get It Back?

Today’s complex but invisible data infrastructures, operated and controlled by dominant tech platforms, block the way for more sustainable, privacy-protective and user-centric business models that place emphasis on accountability towards individual users and are mindful of the social impacts. The panel will discuss what regulatory, technological and institutional transformations are needed in order to reclaim the power over data and algorithms from dominant platforms and re-channel it to serve individual and societal goals. Invited experts will discuss the most promising avenues, which include data sharing structures and governance models, and new types of infrastructure and institutions that could emerge.

Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) is a non-profit platform that runs conferences on the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, industry and civil society from all over the world. You can see more from their past conferences on their YouTube channel.

National Data Privacy Week

Data Privacy Week: January 22-28, 2023 is data privacy week

Data Privacy Week (January 22 – 28, 2023) is an annual campaign with the goal of educating individuals and businesses about the importance of online privacy.

National Cybersecurity Alliance Webinars this week

Data: The Story of You
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023
12pm
LinkedIn Live
Your data is precious – when it is added up, it tells an expansive story about you and your behavior. Learn how to manage and protect it. Because the issue becomes more pressing every year, we turned Data Privacy Day into Data Privacy Week in 2022 and are at it again in 2023 with multiple days of informative programming. Learn how to protect your family’s data and how to take charge of your own data trail. We’ll even let you know if you should accept cookies!

Designing a Privacy-First World
Thursday, Jan. 26
2pm
LinkedIn Live

Data privacy becomes a more central issue with each passing year, which is why we’ve turned Data Privacy Day into Data Privacy Week and we’re celebrating the second annual DPW with a range of illuminating programming. Learn the nuts and bolts of designing a product, business or society with data privacy in mind.

Selected Resources

Online Safety Basics
Literally a few minutes of preparation can keep you safe. The benefits of a few moments of research, preparation, and action far outweigh the potential costs of losing your unprotected data in a breach or having your identity stolen. And even if some of your data is compromised, if you follow some simple guidelines, you can ensure that the damage will be minimal. This article features 10 top tips to stay safe online.

EFF Privacy Resources

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.

EPIC.org Publications

EPIC was established in 1994 to protect privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic values in the information age. It advocates for protection from abusive data practices like mass surveillance, browser tracking, demographic profiling, and data discrimination. EPIC works at the intersection of policy, advocacy, and litigation. It litigates cases on emerging privacy issues, obtains and publishes records to lift the veil on government data collection, provides guidance to policymakers and lawmakers, and facilitates dialogue between advocates, experts, and decision makers.

IAPP Privacy Resources

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is a resource for professionals who want to develop and advance their careers by helping their organizations successfully manage these risks and protect their data. In fact, we’re the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community.

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

National Stalking Awareness Month: Know It Name IT Stop It

January 2023 marks the nineteenth annual National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking.

White House Proclamation

University of Cincinnati Resources

University of Cincinnati Gender Equity & Inclusion (Title IX)
Clery Act at University of Cincinnati
Victim Services, Harassment, Stalking and Dating Violence
Help for Student Victims & Student Survivors
Women Helping Women Campus Based Advocacy
Stalking Q&A with UCPD’s Crime Victim Services Coordinator

Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC) Resources

Context is Key: Recognizing and Responding to Stalking (video)

This video is part of the “Know It, Name It, Stop It” public awareness curriculum developed by the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC)

More SPARC Videos

SPARC Resources

Other Selected Resources

CDC – Stalking
National Institute of Justice – Stalking
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office on Women’s Health – Stalking

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back! It’s a new year and a new semester!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr.

The Law Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day but never fear, all of our virtual resources will be available and law students, faculty, and staff will still have 24/7 access to the building and library spaces!

Spring Library Hours

Building doors are unlocked Monday — Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm except during University of Cincinnati holidays. Law students, faculty, and staff have 24/7 access with their UC Bearcat ID cards. The Law Library Circulation Desk is open Monday — Friday: 8:00am — 6:00pm.

Reference 

Take advantage of Reference Librarian expertise! Schedule an appointment and we’ll be happy to help with suggestions for sources and tips. Also, don’t forget the Library’s Web page and many research guides.

Reporting Emergencies & Facilities Issues

To report an emergency, dial 911. To report facility-related issues during business hours, please contact the Circulation Manager, Justin Ellis. To report any personal non-emergency or after hours facility-related urgent issues, please call UC Public Safety at 556-1111.

Library Study Spaces

Library seating is found throughout the law school building. Most seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Library Study Spaces

Basement

A limited number of carrels are available in the basement where the law stacks are.

First Floor

Keys for the group study rooms are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk. Law students can reserve the group study rooms through TWEN.

Second Floor

Library seating on the second floor includes the Law Library Reading Room and group study rooms. Keys for the group study rooms are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk. Law students can reserve the group study rooms through TWEN.

Fourth Floor

The fourth floor library seating includes carrels in the Quiet Reading Room.

Fifth Floor

The fifth floor library seating consists of open study space in room 545.

Study Aids

Accessing Law Library Study Aids

Study aids can be an important tool to help you succeed in law school. Remember that not all study aids are created equal and that the different types of study aids serve different purposes. Check out our Exam Guide: Types of Study Aids for a look at the different study aid types to which we subscribe. A limited number of study aids in print are available in the Law Library Reading Room. Those print study aids are also available 24/7 online through our study aid collections.

Aspen Learning Library

If accessing study aids from the Aspen Learning Library, you will need to login using your UC credentials.

CALI

If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian.

LexisNexis Digital Library (OverDrive)

If accessing study aids from the LexisNexis Digital Library, you will need to login using your UC credentials.

West Academic

To create an account, click the Create an Account link at the top right corner of the Study Aids Subscription page. Use your UC email as the email address. Once you have filled in the required information to set up an account, you will need to verify your email address (they will send you a confirmation email that you will need answer to verify the email address — be sure and check your junk mail). Once you have created an account and logged in, you can use the links below to access individual study aids or you can access all study aids through https://subscription.westacademic.com.

Legal Research & Legal Technology Competency Programs

This week in the Law Library visit our table from 8:30am – 9:00am in the Atrium to learn about the Law Library Research & Technology Competency programs! University of Cincinnati Law students who complete the requirements of the Competency programs before graduation will receive a notation on their transcript stating that they are competent with respect to legal research and/or technology, a credential they can list proudly on their resumes as proof of the research skills they offer prospective employers.

Legal Research Competency Program

Legal Technology Competency

Research Sessions

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Law School Competencies Information Table

Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian & Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Atrium Table
8:30 – 9:00am
Learn about how you can participate in the law school research and technology competencies! University of Cincinnati Law students who complete the requirements of the Competency programs before graduation will receive a notation on their transcript stating that they are competent with respect to legal research and/or technology, a credential they can list proudly on their resumes as proof of the research skills they offer prospective employers.

Advanced Legal Research

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian & Ron Jones, Electronic Resources Instructional Services Librarian
Room 245
1:30pm – 2:55pm

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Lawyering II, Advocacy, sec. 4

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 145
9:00am – 10:25am
Research Review Using Federal Law

Lawyering II, Advocacy, sec. 3

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 145
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Research Review Using Federal Law

Resources to Help You “Spring into Action”

Library Research Guides

Library research guides provide you expert guidance on dozens of subjects related to Spring courses:

1-L Courses

Civil Procedure

Constitutional Law

Criminal Law

Property

Upper Level Courses

Administrative Law

Bankruptcy

Business Associations

Business Tax

Conflict of Laws

Copyright Law

Criminal Procedure

Disability Law

Electronic Discovery

Estate Planning

Human Rights Seminar

International Business Transactions

International Criminal Law

International Intellectual Property

Labor Law

Legal Ethics

Mental Health Law

Public Health Law

Remedies

Sales

Sex, Gender, and the Law

State and Local Government Law

State and Local Tax

White Collar Crime

January Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

US Supreme Court - corrected

From SCOTUS Blog:

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Santos-Zacaria v. Garland – whether the court of appeals correctly determined that 8 U.S.C. 1252(d)(1) prevented the court from reviewing petitioner’s claim that the Board of Immigration Appeals engaged in impermissible factfinding because petitioner had not exhausted that claim through a motion to reconsider.

Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. v. United States – whether U.S. district courts may exercise subject-matter jurisdiction over criminal prosecutions against foreign sovereigns and their instrumentalities under 18 U.S.C. § 3231 and in light of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Wednesday January 18, 2023

Perez v. Sturgis Pub. Sch. – (1) whether, and in what circumstances, courts should excuse further exhaustion of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s administrative proceedings under Section 1415(l) when such proceedings would be futile; and (2) whether Section 1415(l) requires exhaustion of a non-IDEA claim seeking money damages that are not available under the IDEA.

 

 

Happy Holidays!

Now that exams are over, we hope that everyone takes a well deserved break! Still working on cite checking, a journal article, or a paper? You’ll still have 24/7 access to all online resources and access to the building and Law Library physical spaces.

Library Hours Over Winter Break

Building doors are unlocked Monday — Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm except during University of Cincinnati holidays. Law students, faculty, and staff have 24/7 access to the building and the Law Library Service Suite and Law Stacks with their UC Bearcat ID cards.

Winter Season Days Access (Dec. 23, 2022 – Jan. 2, 2023 )

Building doors are locked. Law students, faculty, and staff have 24/7 access with their UC Bearcat ID cards. The Library Service Suite and Circulation Desk are closed.

Law Library & Circulation Desk Hours:

Dec. 19, 2022 – Dec. 22, 2022 8:00am — 5:00pm

Closed Winter Season Days

Jan. 3, 2023 – Jan. 13, 2023 Monday — Friday 8:00am — 5:00pm

Closed Jan. 16, 2023

Wondering What to Do with All Your Free Time?

How about cozying up with a good book! We’re law librarians, of course that’s our go-to suggestion! Below are some ideas from the ABA:

ABA Greatest Law Novels Ever

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird
  2. Crime and Punishment
  3. Bleak House
  4. Kafka’s The Trial
  5. Les Miserables
  6. Billy Budd
  7. Presumed Innocent
  8. The Scarlet Letter
  9. The Bonfire of the Vanities
  10. An American Tragedy
  11. The Paper Chase
  12. Bartleby the Scrivener
  13. Native Son
  14. The Stranger
  15. A Tale of Two Cities
  16. A Time to Kill
  17. The Caine Mutiny
  18. Their Eyes Were Watching God
  19. QB VII
  20. The Firm
  21. The Count of Monte Cristo
  22. The Handmaid’s Tale
  23. Anatomy of a Murder
  24. The Fountainhead
  25. Tie: Old Filth & The Ox-Bow Incident

You can read more about the ABA’s choices and why they picked the books they did in their gallery: ABA Journal, 25 Greatest Law Novels Ever.

Not feeling like doing any more reading? Check out the ABA Journal’s 25 Greatest Legal Movies and 25 Greatest Legal TV Shows.

Want to avoid thinking about anything legal over break? Check out some of these other resources for great books and movies:

Non-Legal Book Lists

Amazon: The Best Books of 2022

The NY Times 10 Best Books of 2022

Literary Hub: The Ultimate Best Books of 2022 List

8 Books that NPR Critics and Staff Were Eager to Tell You About in 2022

Publisher’s Weekly: Best Books 2022

Non-Legal Movie Lists

Rotten Tomatoes: Best Movies of 2022 Ranked

The New York Times: Best Movies of 2022

The Best Movies and TV of 2022, Picked for You by NPR Critics

Rolling Stone: 22 Best Movies of 2022

Vulture: The Best Movies of 2022

Selected Study Aids for Take Home Exams for Fall 2022

Previously we looked at selected study aids for the first and second week of Fall 2022 exams. This blog post looks at selected study aids for the exams scheduled as a take-home this semester.

Advertising Law

Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Advertising Law

Intellectual Property: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study guide provides students with a short account of the law, followed by a variety of concrete Examples & Explanations that help reinforce and give substance to the key rules and concepts in intellectual property law. It covers topics that range from copyrights, to patents, trademarks and trade secrets.

Right of Publicity in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Right of Publicity in a Nutshell will orient and acclimate the reader to the structure, public policy, claims, issues, and defenses of right of publicity law that regulates the use of celebrity names, images, and likenesses. The guide will teach you the vocabulary to use when consulting with lawyers, clients, accountants, financial planners, and insurers in the arts, entertainment, and sports fields. The book covers the concept of a right of publicity, the origin and distinctions between privacy and publicity law, the modern right of privacy, the theory and policy supporting the right of publicity, the requirements of a right of publicity action, the post-mortem right of publicity, copyright preemption and the effect of licensing, the federal false endorsement and false designation of origin claims, fair use of celebrity names, images, and likenesses, and the future of the right of publicity.

Understanding Trademark Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this Understanding treatise is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the law of trademarks and unfair competition. It provides a thorough introduction to the federal laws protecting registered trademarks and trade dress, as well as the broad array of federal and state unfair competition doctrines which protect unregistered trademarks and trade dress. Coverage includes the standards and procedures for obtaining federal registration, the rights and remedies available to owners of both registered and common law marks under federal and state law, and the full array of applicable defenses.

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Acing Intellectual Property

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid uses outline-like checklists to lead law students through the analytical steps necessary to analyze intellectual property issues. The book covers trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret law. Each chapter begins with a brief review of the important rules and concepts that govern a particular area of intellectual property law. The review material is followed by a checklist that provides students with a clear roadmap for answering intellectual property questions. Each chapter concludes with practice problems and solutions that illustrate how students can use the checklist to analyze intellectual property issues.

Intellectual Property Crunchtime

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this CrunchTime covers intellectual property generally, trade secrets (status, ownership, and public policy); patents (novelty, non-obviousness); rights in undeveloped ideas; copyright (idea/expression, originality, infringement); trademark law (policies, registerd and common-law marks, origin, product feature trade dress; unfair competition; and federal and state law relationship.

Questions and Answers: Trademark and Unfair Competition

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this study guide uses multiple-choice and short-answer questions to test your students’ knowledge of trademark and unfair competition law doctrine. Each multiple-choice question is accompanied by a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question (designed to be answered in no more than fifteen minutes) is followed by a thoughtful, yet brief, model answer.

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Antitrust Law

Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Antitrust Law

Antitrust: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid features an explanation of the economic basis of American antitrust law and expanded treatment of advanced economic topics, like oligopoly theory, monopolistic competition, and the economics of vertical restraints. It extensively lays out the real-world practical background of antitrust law and gives full coverage to topics in the Sherman and Clayton Acts; price discrimination and the Robinson-Patman Act; the process of merger review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and others. Furthermore, it incorporates the Supreme Court’s decisions in FTC v. Actavis and FTC v. Phoebe Putney; important lower court developments, like the Seventh Circuit’s ruling in Minn-Chem v. Agrium; and the 2010 revisions to the Horizontal Merger Guidelines. This new edition covers the “two-sided” or “platform” market theory introduced in the Supreme Court’s seminal 2018 decision in Ohio v. American Express; revised its coverage of conspiracy, monopolization, and merger law in light of key lower-court decisions, like United States v. AT&T, New York v. T-Mobile, Steves & Sons v. JELD-WEN, Viamedia v. Comcast, SC Innovations v. Uber Technologies, and the Alston NCAA litigation; and expanded treatment of advanced antitrust economic theory in a substantially revised Appendix, including a full examination of bargaining theory and other developing models, and their performance before the courts.

Federal Antitrust Policy, the Law of Competition and Its Practice (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, nearly all of the aspects of federal antitrust policy are covered in this treatise. It states the “black letter” law and presents policy arguments for alternatives. Text also includes an analysis of recent Supreme Court and lower-court decisions.

Understanding Antitrust and Its Economic Implications

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, the seventh edition of Understanding Antitrust and Its Economic Implications attempts to offer an accurate and balanced description of the current state of antitrust law as well as its historical foundations and the evolution of the law. Although the state of the law has remained much the same since the last edition, applications of it continue to evolve. Highlights include: (1) Implications concerning the use of leverage; (2) Bundled discounts; (3) Post-Leegin vertical restraints; (4) New merger guidelines; (5) Relevance of the Robinson and Patman Act; (6) Summary judgment consequences; (7) Strategies associated with delaying entry into a market; (8) Insights into whether the goal of antitrust is efficiency or consumer welfare; and (9) Conflicting opinions on whether the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act focuses on an antitrust claim or a jurisdictional issue.

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Black Letter Outline on Antitrust

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this outline covers: Antitrust Economics – Price Theory and Industrial Organization; Cartels, Tacit Collusion, Joint Ventures and Other Combinations of Competitors; Monopolization, Attempt to Monopolize and Predatory Pricing; Vertical Integration and Vertical Mergers; Tie-ins, Reciprocity, Exclusive Dealing and the Franchise Contract; Resale Price Maintenance and Vertical Nonprice Restraints; Refusals to Deal; Horizontal Mergers; Conglomerate and Potential Competition Mergers; Price Discrimination and Differential Pricing Under the Robinson-Patman Act; Jurisdictional, Public Policy and Regulatory Limitations on the Domain of Antitrust; and Enforcement, Procedure and Related Matters.

Gilbert Law Summaries on Antitrust

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, topics included in this text are common law restraints of trade, federal antitrust laws (including Sherman Act, Clayton Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, interstate commerce requirement, and antitrust remedies), and monopolization (including relevant market, purposeful act requirement, and attempts and conspiracy to monopolize). Also included are collaboration among competitors (including horizontal restraints, division of markets, and group boycotts), vertical restraints, and mergers and acquisitions (including horizontal mergers, brown shoe analysis, vertical mergers, and conglomerate mergers). Further topics addressed are price discrimination–Robinson-Patman Act, unfair methods of competition, patent laws and their antitrust implications, and exemptions from antitrust laws.

Questions and Answers: Antitrust

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription,this study guide includes over 150 multiple-choice and short-answer questions arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 40 questions comprising a comprehensive “practice exam.” For each multiple-choice question, Professor Ghosh provides a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question is designed to be answered in fifteen minutes or less. For these questions, Professor Ghosh provides a thoughtful, comprehensive, yet brief model answer. The questions cover: (1) Antitrust policy and background Antitrust economics; (2) Antitrust institutions; (3) Horizontal restraints and cartels; (4) Vertical restraints; (5) Monopolization; (6) Monopolistic conduct; (7) Attempted monopolization; (8) Mergers and acquisitions; and (9) Price discrimination.

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Business Associations

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Agency, Partnerships, and LLCs: Examples & Explanations 

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text is written by the professor who drafted the uniform limited partnership act and co-drafted the newest uniform limited liability company act. It provides in-depth treatment of limited liability companies (LLCs) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs), including a discussion of the newest Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. It contains updated agency materials that fully integrate the recently finalized Restatement (Third) of Agency. It has refined its coverage of general partnership law to reflect the ascendancy of the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (RUPA) and revised coverage of limited partnership law to reflect the increasing acceptance of the 2001 version of the Uniform Limited Partnership Act. It also includes analysis of issues unique to limited liability companies. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Business Associations CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Business Associations students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Business Organizations Law (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this Hornbook is thoroughly updated to include recent U.S. Supreme Court, Delaware and other leading decisions and regulatory developments (for example, the most recent version of the Model Business Corporation Act as well as the Delaware statute) that impact the conduct of corporate affairs including fiduciary obligations and duties in corporate transactions, governance, and management of corporations and LLCs, as well as benefit corporations, including the landscape of securities fraud suits in the federal courts, new discussions of unincorporated forms of business, insightful explanations of such news-making issues as corporate governance and director liabilities, and coverage of LLCs and LLPs.

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book examines the legal rules and doctrines associated with running a business–from formation to dissolution to everything in between. These rules and doctrines are explored within the context of the various organizational forms in which a business may be operated. Thus, reading this book will provide you with a solid grounding in the law of agency, general partnerships, corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability companies.

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Exam Pro on Business Associations, Objective

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Exam Pro-Objective on Business Associations is a study aid that helps law students prepare to take their Business Associations exam. Taking the sample objective exams and using the corresponding answers and analysis provides students with a more thorough understanding of Business Associations and a better understanding of how to take exams.

Corporations and Other Business Entities CrunchTime

Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription, this study aid provides flow charts, capsule summaries, exam tips, short answer exam questions, multiple choice questions, and essay questions with model answers.

Questions and Answers: Business Associations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study guide includes over 190 multiple-choice and short-answer questions arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 28 questions comprising a comprehensive “practice exam.”

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Election Law

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Election Law

Election Law in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this Nutshell provides a succinct and thorough description of the law governing elections, the right to vote, and the political process in the United States. The topics addressed include “one person, one vote,” gerrymandering, minority voting rights, ballot access, voter identification, recounts, direct democracy, and campaign finance. The Nutshell covers U.S. constitutional law in these areas, as well as the Voting Rights Act, Federal Election Campaign Act, and other essential statutes. It includes Evenwel v. Abbott, McDonnell v. United States, and other cases from the Supreme Court.

Legislation, Statutory Interpretation, and Election Law: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text covers statutory interpretation, lobbying, bribery, redistricting, campaign finance law, and voting rights. New to the 2nd Edition: coverage through the Supreme Court’s June 2019 decisions, including partisan gerrymandering, court deference to agency interpretations, and the litigation over a citizenship question on the 2020 census; updated discussion of textualist methods of statutory interpretation following the death of Justice Scalia and the arrival of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh; consideration of how increased political polarization shapes the legislative process and judicial review of legislation; and updated material on campaign finance and voting rights.

Understanding Election Law and Voting Rights

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this treatise explains election-law doctrine while also introducing the theoretical concerns that underlie the debates. Readers will come away knowing not only the holdings of cases and the meanings of important statutes, such as the Voting Rights Act, but they will also understand the contending views of free speech, equality, judicial authority, and political fairness that are present throughout the field. It takes readers through the electoral process, beginning with the right to vote and continuing through the election itself.

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Employment Discrimination & Employment Discrimination

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Employment Law & Employment Discrimination

CALI Lessons on Employment Discrimination

CALI currently offers two interactive exercises for Employment Discrimination students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

The Law of Employment (Concepts & Insights)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this textbook is a one-volume treatment of the basic analytical structure and legal policy issues informing U.S. employment law. The full range of the subject matter is examined with chapters on defining who are employees (as opposed to independent contractors); employment contracts; employment torts; workplace privacy; post-termination restraints and workplace intellectual property issues; employee benefits; wage-hour laws; occupational safety; workers’ compensation; and unemployment compensation. Introductory chapters are also included on the economic analysis of employment regulation, employment discrimination, union organization, and collective bargaining laws.

The Law of Employment Discrimination (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book, written by Prof. Sperino, provides comprehensive treatment of the major federal employment discrimination statutes, focusing on Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, and Section 1981. It discusses who is liable for discrimination and the people the statutes protect from discrimination. The book offers an extensive discussion of the frameworks for analyzing discrimination, including frameworks for individual disparate treatment, pattern or practice, harassment, disparate impact, and retaliation. One chapter focuses on religious accommodation and another chapter focuses on disability accommodation. The book also contains separate treatment of affirmative action. It also explores defenses to discrimination claims, the procedure for pursuing claims, and remedies. The book provides extensive discussion of canonical cases.

Employment Discrimination: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text covers individual claims of intentional discrimination; systematic claims of intentional discrimination; non-intentional discrimination; special proof issues under Title VII; specific issues involving the five protected classifications; enforcement: procedures; enforcement: remedies; the reconstruction Civil Rights Acts, the Equal Pay Act ,the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and discrimination on the basis of disability. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Understanding Employment Discrimination Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this text provides a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of all aspects of the complex and rapidly changing field of employment discrimination law. Although the scope and application of the Supreme Court’s recent watershed decisions remain to be worked out in the lower courts, this book’s discussion of these cases will provide the student and practitioner alike with a point-of-departure for following the development of the law in these areas.

Understanding Employment Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this text begins first with common-law employment doctrines such as employment-at-will, employment contracts, employment torts, workplace privacy issues, and restrictive covenants. It then turns to federal and state statutory regulation of the workplace, covering topics such as compensation (including wage and hour legislation and unemployment insurance), employee benefits (including leave time, pensions, and health insurance), and workplace safety legislation.

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Gilbert Law Summaries on Labor Law

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, the topics covered in this Labor Law legal studies outline are statutory foundations of present labor law (including National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Taft-Hartley, Norris-LaGuardia Act, and Landrum-Griffin Act), organizing campaigns, selection of the bargaining representative, collective bargaining (including negotiating the agreement, lockouts, administering the agreement, and arbitration), strikes, boycotts, and picketing. Other topics include concerted activity protected under the NLRA, civil rights legislation, grievance, federal regulation of compulsory union membership arrangements, state regulation of compulsory membership agreements, “right to work” laws, discipline of union members, election of union officers, and corruption.

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Environmental Law I

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CALI Lessons on Environmental Law

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Environmental Law. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. You can get this code from any reference librarian or at the Circulation Desk.

Environmental Law and Policy (Concepts & Insights)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text provides a broad conceptual overview of environmental law while also explaining the major statutes and cases. The updated text also describes initiatives launched by the Trump administration. The first part of the book provides an engaging discussion of the major themes and issues that cross-cut environmental law. The second part of the book examines the substance of environmental law, with separate sections on each of the major statutes. The third part of the book describes natural resources law, discussing endangered species conservation, wetlands protection, water and energy issues. Part four addresses environmental impact statements and the National Environmental Policy Act.

Environmental Law: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text contains detailed chapters and coverage of not only Environmental Law, but also Energy Law, Climate Change Law, and Land-Use Law. Includes new Supreme Court decisions and developments on requirements for standing to bring environmental litigation; more limited Supreme Court Chevron deference to the E.P.A.;new Supreme Court decisions in Hughes v. Talen, Michigan v. E.P.A, and Murr v. Wisconsin; new treatment of lack of any private-party rights of action in environmental law; new material on environmental repercussions of “fracking” and the law; new material on protecting public drinking water supplies in both riparian and prior appropriation state law systems; the most recent cases interpreting the extent of “waters of the United States;” legal treatment of the Clean Power Plan, now enjoined by the Supreme Court; a complete update of new legal environmental issues regulating the nuclear power fleet in the United States; detailed treatment of pending nuisance suits by cities against oil companies for climate change damages related to rises in sea level; and coverage of the Paris Agreement of 2015 and climate change.

Understanding Environmental Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this Understanding treatise provides a comprehensive overview of environmental and land use law in the United States. Topics addressed include: The role the United States Constitution plays in protecting the environment; Policy issues affecting environmental law, such as the need to balance economic factors against specific environmental costs; Common law causes of action in the environmental arena; Environmental quality review issues that arise under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state equivalents to NEPA; Air and water pollution laws; Hazardous waste laws and regulations; Endangered species laws including international controls applicable to endangered species; and International laws applicable to environmental issues, including international treaties, global climate changes, and ozone layer protection.

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Black Letter Outline on Environmental Law

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this Outline summarizes the basic black letter rules of Environmental Law in a way that allows students to appreciate how different parts of their course material fit together. The Outline covers approaches to environmental regulations, constitutional issues in Environmental Law, the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act and other toxic substances statutes. The Outline also discusses the complex intersection of law, sciences such as biology, geology, and engineering, and important economic, ethical, and social issues. It also includes a glossary of environmental terms and practice exam questions.

Questions and Answers: Environmental Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this study guide uses multiple-choice and short-answer questions to test your students’ knowledge of environmental law doctrine. Each multiple-choice question is accompanied by a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question (designed to be answered in no more than fifteen minutes) is followed by a thoughtful, yet brief, model answer.

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Family Law

Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Family Law

Family Law CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Family Law students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Family Law: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid continues to identify and explore new trends in family law practice. It includes central topics such as alternative dispute resolution, domestic violence, alternative reproduction, premarital agreements, and professional responsibility. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Family Law in Perspective (Concepts & Insights)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book addresses, among other topics, nonmarital cohabitation, establishment of paternity, premarital and marital contracting, assisted reproductive technology, marriage, and divorce. Recent cases and federal and state statutes address specific topics such as surrogacy agreements, division of marital and nonmarital property upon dissolution of cohabitation or divorce, child support guidelines, and establishing custody rights through parenting agreements or what is considered in the best interest of the child. And there is a continuation of discussion illustrating equal protection, liberty interest, and free exercise in the context of same-sex relationships, the safety of partners and children, and termination of parental rights and possible adoption of minors.

Understanding Family Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, Understanding Family Law includes coverage of topics such as traditional and nontraditional families, nonmarital and postmarital contracts, annulment, paternity and legitimacy, procreation rights, contraception, abortion, sterilization, artificially assisted conception, and adoption and termination of parental rights. It explains specific family law issues, such as intrafamily tort immunity and liability, medical care for child and spouse, wrongful life and wrongful birth, domestic violence, PINS, CHINS, ethical issues for the lawyer, alternative dispute resolution, equitable distribution, community property, and child custody and visitation. It also includes references to 50 states surveys so the reader can find their local law quickly.

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Emanuel Law Outlines: Family Law

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this book provides coverage of family law, including the latest Supreme Court cases, recent uniform and model legislation, and landmark state and federal decisions on LGBTQ rights including: (child custody, parentage, names, housing/employment discrimination); breastfeeding discrimination; divorce discrimination; marital paternity presumption; marital communications privilege; reproductive freedom and control; name disputes; state polygamy laws; parentage rights in multi-parent families; spousal spying for infidelity; move-away disputes; and tort actions against third parties. New to the Fifth Edition: Coverage of latest Supreme Court family law cases as well as recent uniform and model legislation, including: June Medical Services v. Gee Masterpiece, Cakeshop v. Colo. Civil Rights Comm’n, Pavan v. Smith, Sessions v. Morales-Santana, Bostock v. Clayton County, Uniform Parentage Act, Uniform Nonparent Custody & Visitation Act, Restatement, Children & the Law, ABA Model Act Governing Assisted Reproduction, and more.

Questions and Answers: Family Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this study guide includes over 210 multiple-choice and short-answer questions arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 28 questions comprising a comprehensive “practice exam.” For each multiple-choice question, you are provided a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question is designed to be answered in fifteen minutes or less. For these questions, a model answer is provided.

Sum and Substance Quick Review of Family Law

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Sum and Substance Quick Review is a short, clear, concise, and substantive outline. It is designed to make the study of law clear and convenient, and it is designed to help students prepare for their law school exams. The main body is an outline of the substantive content that a student needs to prepare for a law school exam. The concise format provides a “Big Picture” overview allowing students to review the subject quickly prior to final exams.

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Healthcare Law

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Health Law (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text presents an up-to-date overview of health law as it affects the professionals, institutions, and entities that deliver and finance health care in the United States. It considers the law’s response to quality and error through institutional and professional regulation, and malpractice litigation against professionals, hospitals, and managed care organizations. It surveys tax, corporate, and organizational issues. It explores the government’s efforts to control costs and expand access through Medicare and Medicaid. It examines government attempts to police anticompetitive activities, fraud, and abuse. It considers the legal and ethical issues involving death, human reproduction, medical treatment decision making, and medical research. The Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, HITECH, and other new statutory and regulatory changes of the past few years are thoroughly incorporated in all aspects of the legal discussion.

Health Care Law and Ethics in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text covers public policy responses to escalating medical costs and constrained access pose fundamental challenges to health care law. Profound medical advances also generate many ethical dilemmas. This authoritative discussion considers how law and ethics respond to these driving social, economic, and political forces of innovation, crisis and reform. Topics include health insurance reform, health care finance and delivery structures, treatment relationships, facility and insurance regulation, corporate and tax law, refusal of life support, organ donation, and reproductive technologies.

Medical Liability in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this Nutshell offers insight on establishing professional relationships and examines negligence-based claims, intentional torts, causation, damages, affirmative defenses, limitations, immunities, and liabilities. It also provides an overview of medical care liability issues affecting hospitals and managed care organizations.

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Information Privacy Law

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Cybersecurity Law (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides a relatively comprehensive examination of cybersecurity related laws. The book outlines and details the U.S. federal sectoral approach to cybersecurity, such as covering the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and regulations, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule, as well as an examination of state laws impacting cybersecurity, such as data breach notification, privacy and state education laws. International issues as well as specific topics such as ransomware and the Internet of things are addressed. Notably, the book provides a review of the role of the cybersecurity professional, risk assessment as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) risk assessment framework, and laws related to hacking.

Global Internet Law (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides law students with a comprehensive examination of the latest case law and statutory developments. Each chapter is a detailed examination of cases, statutes, industry standards, norms, as well as leading academic commentaries. While the emphasis is on U.S. developments, each chapter compares U.S. to EU regulations, directives, and conventions, as well as other cross-border Internet law developments from diverse legal systems around the world. This Hornbook comprehensively examines Internet technologies, Internet governance, private international law (jurisdiction, choice of law, forum selection and enforcement of judgment), online contacts (mass market, cloud computing service level agreements, social media terms of use software licensing, and e-commerce terms of service), global consumer protection in cyberspace (FTC, state and foreign developments), global Internet torts (including CDA Section 230 developments, Internet security, information torts, and negligent enablement), Internet-related privacy (including the EU Data Directive) global cybercrimes (including state, federal and international developments), privacy (including extensive coverage of The General Data Protection Regulation and the Right To Be Forgotten), content regulations (U.S. vs. European Union), copyrights in cyberspace, trademarks and domain names, Internet-related trade secrets and patent law developments.

Privacy Law in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book briefly reviews the historical roots of privacy, and then examines each of these U.S. privacy statutes and regulations. Virtually all governments and businesses face privacy considerations as technology continues to evolve. Legal issues related to privacy are exploding on the U.S. legal scene. The EU has a long history of a strong regulatory privacy regime. The U. S., however, follows a sectoral approach to privacy, whereby Congress responds to each privacy “crisis” with a new statute and set of regulations. This sectoral approach has resulted in a unique series of privacy rules for different areas of society. The Privacy Nutshell is an excellent introductory guide to the legal privacy world.

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International Commercial Arbitration

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International Commercial Arbitration in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this is a 1st edition of a Nutshell on an exceptionally topical subject. International Commercial Arbitration is a flourishing alternative to the litigation of transnational disputes in domestic courts. Unlike other subjects, it must deal with two interlocking international dispute resolution regimes: the complex international arbitral regime itself, together with the important role of courts in enforcing arbitration agreement, intervening in an ongoing arbitration, and conducting judicial review of the eventual awards.

Principles of International Litigation and Arbitration (Concise Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text’s coverage commences with international dispute settlement Alternatives and Fundamentals, including Choice of Law, Choice of Forum and Forum Non Conveniens issues. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on International Commercial Arbitration and Foreign Investment Arbitration. International Business Litigation is examined in five chapters: Jurisdiction, Procedure, Sovereign Defenses, Enforcement of Judgments and the EU Litigation System. Chapter 10 finishes with Intergovernmental Trade Dispute Settlement. Principles of International Litigation and Arbitration, 2d contains considerable depth, analysis, citations and related documents.

Transnational Civil Litigation (Concepts & Insights)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text on transnational civil litigation organizes the subject around three basic concepts: national sovereignty, individual rights, and political accountability. After highlighting the unique problems of litigation across national boundaries, the book explores the essential role of individual rights, especially due process and substantive human rights. It then examines the role of the political branches of government in enacting the statutes and treaties that govern transnational litigation. These three concepts play out in the following chapters: Introductory chapters on jurisdiction in three different senses: personal jurisdiction; prescriptive jurisdiction (especially extraterritoriality); and federal subject-matter jurisdiction. A chapter on foreign sovereigns as litigants, concerned with sovereign immunity and the act of state doctrine. Two chapters on procedure in pending cases, one on service of process and discovery, and another on parallel proceedings, concerned with forum non conveniens, stays, and anti-suit injunctions. Two final chapters addressed to the resolution of disputes, through recognition of foreign judgments and enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards.

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Mental Health Law I

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Disability Law and Policy (Concepts & Insights)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text provides an overview of the major themes and insights in disability law. It is also a compelling compendium of stories about how our legal system has responded to the needs of impacted individuals. The year 2020 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. During the past three decades, disability law and policy, including the law of the ADA itself, have evolved dramatically in the United States and internationally. Walls of inaccessibility, exclusion, segregation, stigma, and discrimination have been torn down, often brick-by-brick. But the work continues, many times led by advocates who have never known a world without the ADA and are now building on the efforts of those who came before them.

Mental Health Law in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this Nutshell introduces you to the broad range of criminal and civil issues in mental health law, including diagnosis of mental illness; expert testimony on mental health issues; civil commitment; competence to stand trial; the insanity defense; various competencies; ethical/legal issues facing mental health professionals, including informed consent, confidentiality, privilege, and malpractice; discrimination against persons with mental illness; financial and medical benefits for disabled persons.

Understanding Disability Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, Understanding Disability Law discusses important statutory and constitutional issues relating to disability discrimination. It includes an analysis of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Fair Housing Act Amendments, and other laws, as they relate to controversial issues of disability rights. The book discusses the leading cases on each of the major topics of disability law, and suggests ways of thinking about unresolved questions and debates over legal policy. It covers Constitutional law bearing on disability discrimination; The controversy over who is a person with a disability for purposes of federal statutes; Employment discrimination rights and remedies; Educational discrimination, including special education law and higher education for students with disabilities; Discrimination in public accommodations; Discrimination by federal, state, and local governments; and Disability discrimination related to housing, transportation, and telecommunications. This new third edition adds analysis of the Supreme Court’s recent Fry and Endrew F. decisions, discussion of the new developments in the litigation over the accessibility of currency for people with visual impairments, insights on the recent implementation of numerical targets for employment of people with disabilities by federal grantees and agencies, and more.

Public International Law

Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Public International Law

International Law CALI Lessons

CALI  offers many interactive exercises for Public International Law students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

International Law: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid covers specific areas of international law, covering a wide array of topics from human rights and extradition, to the law of the sea and the laws of war. From start to finish this text offers a succinct but comprehensive overview of public international law.

Principles of International Law (Concise Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides a comprehensive survey of public international law, with useful references throughout to current events, classic and contemporary cases and scholarship. The first part of the book addresses how international law is created, interpreted and enforced; the second part focuses on the interface of international law and national law; and the final part covers key subject matter areas: human rights, injury to aliens, the law of the sea, international environmental law, international criminal law, and the use of force.

Understanding International Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this text explains what international law is, why it exists, and the basic subjects it covers. The law of treaties is given particular attention. Understanding International Law also provides introductory coverage of topics of current relevance, such as terrorism, international criminal law, use and applicability of international law in United States courts, and the law governing the use of military force.

Selected Study Aids for Public International Law Exam Review and Preparation

Emanuel Law Outlines for International Law

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this outline covers the concept of Public International law, sources of International Law, International Law and Municipal law, States, State Jurisdiction, IGOs, International Dispute Settlement, International Human Rights Law, Armed Conflict, Law of the Sea, Air and Space Law, International Environmental Law, and International Criminal Law.

Questions and Answers: International Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this text offers multiple choice questions and a final practice essay exam covering a wide array of areas likely to be addressed in any International Law course. The areas covered include: Principles of International Law; Jurisdiction; Sources of International Law; The United Nations; The Use of Force and Humanitarian Law; International Criminal and Human Rights Law; Indigenous Peoples; International Environmental Law; The Law of the Sea; and International Trade Law.

Sum and Substance Quick Review of International Law

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides a foundation for students studying international law who need to supplement knowledge from their courses or obtain a quick overview to prepare for an exam. The topics covered range from the historic foundations of international law (including an overview of the subject’s founders) to the laws of wars and use of force. The book contains information on wars ranging from the 100-years war to Vietnam and the one in Iraq. The book provides a comprehensive overview of state formation and obligations, including state requirements to treat all individuals (citizens, immigrants, and aliens) humanely. Students who review the state responsibility chapter will obtain an approach to writing essay questions on international law or briefs for international tribunals.

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Transitional Justice

Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Transitional Justice

International Criminal Law: Intersections and Contradictions (Concepts & Insights)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this primer presents the field of International Criminal Law (ICL), providing a concise summary of key ICL doctrines while also raising novel and interdisciplinary perspectives. Part I introduces the domain of ICL. Specific chapters are devoted to the different strands of the field’s history; the web of institutions that apply and interpret ICL; how the rules of international law generally, and ICL in particular, are created; theories that attempt to explain why certain crimes are subject to international regulation; and the unique challenges posed by the principle of legality within ICL. Part II is devoted to the intersecting elements of the major crimes recognized by international law (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, aggression, and terrorism), the unique development of modes of liability under international law (including superior responsibility, complicity, co-perpetration, and joint criminal enterprise), and some of the defenses that might be deployed to block or mitigate liability (immunities, amnesties, and excuses). The text ends with two synthesis chapters. The first provides an in-depth case study of Syria to illustrate the way in which members of the international community can attempt to invoke, and block access to, the architecture of ICL and related accountability mechanisms. The second revisits some of the fundamental objectives underlying ICL, the more trenchant critiques of the project of international justice, and the breadth of creativity underlying alternative mechanisms developed under the cognate fields of transitional justice and conflict resolution.

International Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text is intended as an introduction for students taking a first course in international criminal law as well as practitioners with little or no familiarity with the field. After a brief introduction to the history of international criminal law (from its origins through Nuremburg to the ad hoc tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda), it summarizes basic principles of international accountability (such as the doctrine of “legality”) and concepts of international criminal jurisdiction (including “universal” jurisdiction). Several chapters focus on the International Criminal Court, in particular its substantive jurisdiction (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression), modes of liability and available defenses. Additional chapters cover the purposes and procedures of extradition (and its alternatives, such as “rendition”) and mutual legal assistance (obtaining evidence abroad for use in criminal cases). Attention is also given to the major “transnational crimes,” including terrorism, corruption, trafficking and organized crime.

Human Rights Advocacy Stories

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book tells the story of 15 human rights cases from around the world, including cases adjudicated by a court or commission as well as controversies decided outside the courthouse. The cases illustrate key themes, including the development of human rights norms and the work of human rights organizations; the function of individual and collective identities in human rights struggles; the role of international criminal norms in protecting human rights; globalization, foreign policy, and the economy; and human rights in a world at war. The text illustrates the dynamic interaction between advocacy and legal doctrine.

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Second Week of Fall 2022 Final Exams

Final exams continue into next week and the Law Library can help! Last blog post we covered selected study aids for subjects tested during the first week of exams. Now we’re covering selected study aids for subjects tested during the second week of exams. Exams are stressful but the Law Library can help!

Study Spaces

Looking for a place to study? Reserve a study room through TWEN or study in the carrels in the basement (use your ID to swipe in after 5 pm), the second floor Law Library Reading Room, the fourth floor Quiet Reading Room, or the open seating on the fifth floor.

Study Breaks & Snacks

When you’re ready for a short break or need to decompress, the Law Library offers puzzles and coloring pages and colored pencils in room 110, the Law Library Services Suite (use your ID to swipe in before 8am and after 6 pm). SBA provided snacks are also available!

Selected 1L Study Aids by Subject for the Second Week of Fall 2022 Exams

Torts

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Torts

Hornbook on Torts

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this single-volume hornbook provides a comprehensive overview of tort and injury law. The book covers all of the major topics in tort law. Topics include liability for physical injuries, as well as emotional, dignitary, and economic harms. This edition includes citations to hundreds of cases and statutes decided over the last decade, as well as references to the Restatement (Third) of Torts.

The Law of Torts: Examples and Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid provides an overview of Torts, together with examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases. Features coverage of intentional torts; chapters on trespass to chattels, conversion and trespass to land, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress; and a section on Taking a Torts Essay Exam. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Torts CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Torts. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Understanding Torts

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this text features coverage of intentional torts, privileges, negligence, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, defenses, joint and several liability, damages, strict liability, products liability, economic torts, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, defamation and invasion of privacy. Judicious use of footnotes to provide full, but not overwhelming, primary and secondary support for textual propositions.

Selected Study Aids for Torts Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Tort Law

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text begins with the broad policy arguments that arise in torts and provides a checklist approach to recognizing these policy arguments and articulating them. The rest of the book provides a how-to guide for different doctrinal areas of tort law. Chapter Two presents intentional torts (and defenses to intentional torts). Chapters Three through Six present the law of negligence. Chapter Seven presents the law of strict liability. Once a plaintiff establishes a legal entitlement to recover for an injury because the defendant has committed an intentional tort, negligent tort, or strict liability tort (or some combination of these three), then the plaintiff can obtain a remedy for the conduct of the defendant. Chapter Eight explains what these remedies are. Chapter Nine moves to more specialized topics in negligence and strict liability, specifically the question of defenses that a defendant can raise against the tort claims brought by the plaintiff. Chapter Ten presents the subject of vicarious liability, which deals with questions of when someone can be liable for the torts committed by someone else, such as an employer for the torts committed by an employee or a parent for the torts committed by a child. Finally, Chapters Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen present three areas of advanced torts: products liability, reputation-based torts (such as defamation), and business torts.

The Glannon Guide to Torts

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text covers intentional torts, negligence, causation, strict liability torts, products liability, and damages. Each chapter begins by explaining a rule in its relevant context. Then test your understanding of what you have just read with a multiple-choice question. Following the question, the correct answer is identified and an explanation given as to why that answer is better than the other answers. Each chapter concludes with “The Closer,” a question that tests you on one or more major concepts from the chapter. The final chapter of the book contains “Closing Closers” that test you on materials across the chapters and are more illustrative of the kinds of questions many professors would ask on final examinations.

Step-by-Step Guide to Torts

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this Torts Guide reviews the most frequently tested tort rules and concepts in an order that corresponds with our approach to successfully answering a torts exam question. The Guide focuses on modern majority rules of tort law, but weaves in where significant for testing purposes, mention of the common law distinctions, restatement and significant minority trends. The Guide approaches a tort fact pattern by first having students carefully read the interrogatory (the “call of the question” at the end of the facts), then the entire fact pattern, and then begin organizing the issues presented. Often the most practical organizing tool in a torts exam is to identify the disputing parties, the nature of the injury suffered by the plaintiff or plaintiffs, and the action (or inaction, sometimes called “omission”) by the defendant or defendants that caused the plaintiff’s injury. Then, within the framework of each lawsuit, discuss any and all of the applicable torts, setting forth both liability and defense theories, as relevant. The Guide covers intentional torts, defenses to intentional torts, negligence, strict liability, products liability, defamation and invasion of privacy, economic torts and miscellaneous torts, tort remedies and liability concerns. Learning about tort actions and categorizing them by both the intent required and the type of injury involved will help readily identify the relevant tort actions to be analyzed in a given exam. In each chapter of this Study Guide, you will find step by step checklist approaches and text that help you to identify the particular types of tort actions and to ask the right questions that will enable you to successfully answer torts exam questions testing these areas. After learning the approaches in each Chapter, complete the Test Yourself Questions to confirm you have the concepts down, then proceed to the practice exams.

Questions and Answers: Torts

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this book includes 202 questions organized by topic. The multiple-choice questions require students to pick the best of a list, the worst of a list, or the story that illustrates a point of doctrine most effectively. The short answers require analysis of scenarios and communication of discrete points. The Practice Final Exam and Essay Issue-Spotter Questions contain an additional 54 questions.

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Contracts

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Contracts

Contracts CALI Lessons

CALI, currently offers many interactive exercises for Contracts students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Contracts: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid provides treatment of the first-year contracts syllabus, written for students and designed to provide them with information, examples, and analysis of appropriate complexity and detail. Combines textual material with examples, explanations, and questions to test students’ comprehension of the materials and provide practice in applying information to fact patterns. This text covers the contractual relationship, form contracts, consideration, promissory estoppel, unjust enrichment, restitution, interpretation and construction, Statute of Frauds, Parole Evidence Rule, incapacity, mistake, public policy violations, breach of contract, remedies, assignment, and more.

Contracts (Farnsworth)

Available via VitalLaw, this revision of a prestigious student treatise helps professors demystify the intricacies of contract law. Long respected for its clarity and accessibility, Contracts, In its completely updated Fourth Edition, continues to illuminate doctrine and practice.

Understanding Contracts

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this Understanding text explains common law principles of contract law using cases and examples that students commonly encounter in this first-year course. It draws illustrations from the Restatement (Second) of Contracts, and from Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code as it has been adopted in all fifty states.

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The Glannon Guide to Contracts

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, Contracts topics are broken down into manageable pieces and are explained in a conversational tone. Chapters are interspersed with hypotheticals. Multiple-choice questions are interspersed throughout each chapter (not lumped at the end) to mirror the flow of a classroom lecture. Correct and incorrect answers are carefully explained; you learn why they do or do not work.

Questions and Answers: Contracts

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this study guide includes 168 multiple-choice and short-answer questions arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 40 questions comprising a comprehensive “practice exam.” For each multiple-choice question, Professor Burnham provides a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question is designed to be answered in fifteen minutes or less. For these questions, Professor Burnham provides a thoughtful, comprehensive, yet brief model answer.

Step-by-Step Guide to Contracts

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this is an interactive workbook designed to effectively prepare students to pass exams. The most heavily tested legal rules are presented in a format that mirrors the way they arise as issues in typical testing fact patterns. Rule statements are set out in easy-to-memorize statements, with a breakdown of the element components and logical steps to take to apply new facts to each legal element. Fluency with the legal terminology is also essential to exam success, so this Step-by-Step Guide includes fill-in-the-blank spaces to help you learn and memorize definitions of key terms as they are introduced, and a glossary of selected terms at the end for further reference. In addition to learning the law and memorizing key rules and terms, success in law school also requires the hard work of deep learning, engaging with problems to test your own knowledge, and working toward gaining a strong command of all testable topics. To that end, this Guide contains short-answer Test Yourself questions. Working through these questions and then reading the answers and explanations to determine where your understanding is clear and where you must do additional work will help you master the skill of applying the relevant rules to new and different fact patterns. In addition to the short-answer questions, this Guide also includes numerous full-length essay questions with sample answers —providing further practice to test your knowledge and deepen your learning.

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2L, 3L & LLM Subjects

Federal Courts

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Federal Courts

CALI Lessons on Federal Courts

CALI currently offers an interactive exercise for Federal Courts students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Federal Courts: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text’s coverage includes the discussion of new case law on Article III arising under jurisdiction; a review of new cases concerning diversity jurisdiction and supplemental jurisdiction; extensive revision and expansion of standing materials, including standing issues arising in cases concerning gerrymandering, statutory rights, and false electoral speech; a review of new cases pertaining to congressional control over federal courts; materials on the impact of Sprint Communications v. Jacobs; and the integration of cases making subtle refinements and changes to the law of federal habeas corpus. Brief accounts of law followed by concrete examples and explanations help to reinforce and give substance to key rules and concepts.

Law of Federal Courts (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this title offers practical guidance and comprehensive coverage on all aspects of federal court jurisdiction and litigation procedure, as well as the relationship between the state and federal courts. Text reviews the federal judicial system; judicial power of the United States; diversity of citizenship; venue; law applied in federal courts; pleadings, trials, and judgments; and appellate court and Supreme Court jurisdiction.

Understanding Federal Courts and Jurisdiction

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, Understanding Federal Courts and Jurisdiction covers all aspects of federal jurisdiction: justiciability, including standing, mootness, ripeness, and political questions; and the major types of federal jurisdiction, federal question and diversity, as well as the supplemental jurisdiction statute. The procedural portion of the treatise covers removal, venue, transfer of venue, personal jurisdiction in the federal courts, and multidistrict litigation. The federalism discussion includes a coherent review of the abstention doctrines, the Anti-Injunction Act, the Eleventh Amendment, the Erie doctrine, and intersystem preclusion.

Selected Study Aids for Federal Courts Exam Review and Preparation

Black Letter Outline on Federal Courts

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Black Letter Outline on Federal Courts is a tool for the law student or practitioner who wishes to gain a comprehensive understanding of the basic principles of federal jurisdiction and issues of law that arise in determining whether a case is properly in the federal court. This edition will assist in sorting the various rules and constitutional interpretations that serve as guidelines for getting a particular case in the proper forum. It includes a text correlation chart cross-referenced to the leading casebooks on federal jurisdiction. In this Black Letter Outline, you’ll find numerous examples, short questions and answers, a practice examination, a table of cases, and a glossary of important terms that deal with federal courts and jurisdiction.

Gilbert Law Summaries on Federal Courts

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this Federal Courts outline discusses Article III courts, the “case or controversy” requirement, justiciability, advisory opinions, political questions, and ripeness. It also includes mootness, standing, congressional power over federal court jurisdiction, Supreme Court jurisdiction, district court subject matter jurisdiction (including federal question jurisdiction and diversity jurisdiction), and pendent and ancillary jurisdiction. Other topics include removal jurisdiction, venue, forum non conveniens, law applied in the federal courts (including Erie Doctrine), federal law in the state courts, abstention, habeas corpus for state prisoners, federal injunctions against state court proceedings, and Eleventh Amendment.

Mastering Multiple Choice for Federal Civil Procedure MBE Bar Prep and 1L Exam Prep

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this fourth edition (expanded with new questions, new answers, and new explanations) encompasses material reflecting all Civil Procedure Rule amendments through December 2021, along with applicable new case law through February 2022. This multiple choice practice book is designed for: (a) bar exam takers, who are preparing to take the MBE multiple choice bar exam, and (b) 1L law students, who are preparing to take their course examinations. This practice book offers practical, easy-to-follow advice on multiple choice exam-taking strategies, clear suggestions on effective multiple choice practicing techniques, and a robust set of Civil Procedure multiple choice practice questions with answers and explanations (designed to simulate MBE-style questions). Tables help users decode the tested-topic for each practice question.

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Legal Ethics

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Legal Ethics

Legal Ethics / Professional Responsibility CALI Lessons

CALI offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and the Legal Profession (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this new Hornbook on professional responsibility provides both a snapshot of ongoing systemic changes and a thorough examination of the fundamentals of lawyer and judicial ethics. As a multi-dimensional work by scholarly experts in several fields, the Hornbook (1) begins with the changing environment in which legal services are provided in the modern economy; (2) continues with a theoretical grounding of legal ethics in moral philosophy; (3) offers empirical evidence and discussion about professional formation and moral development; (4) provides a comprehensive analysis of the law of lawyer ethics; (5) includes a rich discussion of the modern law of legal malpractice, and (6) concludes with exploration of the rules of judicial ethics.

Professional Responsibility: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text covers the whole field of professional responsibility, focusing not only on the ABA Model Rules, but on the often-complex relationship between the rules and doctrines of agency, tort, contract, evidence, and constitutional law. Beginning with the formation of the attorney-client relationship, the book proceeds through topics including attorneys’ fees, malpractice and ineffective assistance of counsel, confidentiality and privilege rules, conflicts of interest, witness perjury and litigation misconduct, advertising and solicitation, admission to practice, and the organization of the legal profession. Coverage includes all subjects that are tested on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), including: A chapter on judicial ethics, a subject tested on the MPRE and not often covered thoroughly, if at all, in law school professional responsibility courses. Updated discussion and examples based on recent developments in the law, including the ABA’s simplification of the rules on advertising and solicitation, new Model Rule 8.4(g) on discrimination in the practice of law, the California Supreme Court’s Sheppard Mullin opinion on advance waivers of conflicts, and continuing developments in the impact of technology on the practice of law. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems. More MPRE-style multiple-choice questions in the Examples.

Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics

Available via Lexis Nexis study aid subscription, this Understanding treatise analyzes the fundamental issues of lawyers’ ethics and the ABA’s Model Rules. It is designed to facilitate a real understanding of legal rules as distinguished from a superficial familiarity with them by challenging the reader to test their understanding of the legal rules against the reader’s own moral standards and reasoned judgment. The fifth edition includes new chapters on Lawyers’ Ethics in a Time of Crisis and Counseling Clients, Coaching Witnesses, and Cross-Examining to Discredit the Truth, and substantial updates on Judicial Ethics and more.

Selected Study Aids for Legal Ethics Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Professional Responsibility

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Acing Professional Responsibility provides a dual benefit to law students who, to become licensed lawyers, have to pass both a law school exam in a Legal Ethics course as well as the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). To prepare for the law school examination, there are pages of text, numerous outlines, bullet points, sample essay questions and answers, and mini-checklists to learn the basics and fine points of Professional Responsibility. The Acing book also enables students to quickly recall and pass the MPRE. The materials are current through the Model Rules changes in 2018.

Exam Pro on Professional Responsibility

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book consists of three objective examinations in professional responsibility, containing a total of 180 objective questions. Each exam consists of sixty objective problems followed by four multiple-choice answers. Each exam is intended to take two hours and five minutes, thereby approximating the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination [MPRE]. The exam problems cover the following general topics: regulation of the legal profession, the lawyer-client relationship, client confidentiality, conflicts of interest, competence and legal malpractice, litigation and other forms of advocacy, communications with non-clients, different roles of the lawyer, safekeeping property, advertising and solicitation, duties to the public and the legal system, and judicial ethics.

Glannon Guide to Professional Responsibility

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid covers all heavily tested subjects on the MPRE and taught in a Professional Responsibility course. It includes a chapter devoted to the Code of Judicial Conduct and updated questions to reflect recent ABA Ethics Opinions and Supreme Court decisions in this area.

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Patent Law

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Patent Law

Intellectual Property: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study guide provides students with a short account of the law, followed by a variety of concrete Examples & Explanations that help reinforce and give substance to the key rules and concepts in intellectual property law. It covers topics that range from copyrights, to patents, trademarks and trade secrets.

Patent Law CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Patent Law students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Principles of Patent Law (Concise Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid includes thoughtful analysis of the intricacies of the America Invents Act, in-depth discussion of nearly twenty recent Supreme Court decisions on patent law, and thorough treatment of all the leading Federal Circuit precedents. The volume also contains detailed materials on international issues, trade secret law, and specialized topics including plant patents, design patents and the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Understanding Patent Law

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this text provides important and comprehensive coverage for a foundational understanding of patent law, including summaries, overviews, and examples to illustrate the application of the most abstract and complex doctrines. This treatise includes clear and concise summaries of the major cases, with straightforward descriptions of the technology at issue. This edition has been revised to enhance the reader’s understanding of all concepts covered in patent courses. Throughout, the book includes discussions of the background policy and historical underpinnings of the primary patent law doctrines to enable an understanding of the reasons that support the doctrine. The work is suitable for developing a working knowledge of the law, as well as for students enrolled in a patent law course. This edition has been fully updated and features: coverage of all major patent law topics with all recent U.S. Supreme Court and appellate court cases, including the requirements to obtain a U.S. patent right; post-grant procedures; claim construction methods and procedures; an in-depth treatment of patent infringement, defenses to an infringement suit, and international considerations; an overview of the legislative, regulatory, and court systems that govern the creation, issuance, and enforcement of the patent right; updated treatment that covers the groundbreaking cases issued since the last edition, including the patentable subject matter cases Alice v. CLS Bank, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., and Mayo Collaborative Services v. Biosig; discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark, which shifted the foundation of exhaustion from an intent-based doctrine into a fundamental limitation on the patent right; a new section on the impact of Gunn v. Minton and T.J. Heartland v. Kraft Foods on patent litigation. Additionally, the remedies chapter adds four new ground-breaking Supreme Court decisions, including Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. on willfulness relief and Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc. on monetary damages for design patent infringement. The Court’s new standards for assessing the sufficiency of claims from Nautilus v. Biosig is reviewed, as well as the appellate review of the construction of claims in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.; and a review of the Federal Circuit’s Williamson v. Citrix Online, which has become critical to understanding claim construction.

Selected Study Aids for Patent Law Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Intellectual Property

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid uses outline-like checklists to lead law students through the analytical steps necessary to analyze intellectual property issues. The book covers trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret law. Each chapter begins with a brief review of the important rules and concepts that govern a particular area of intellectual property law. The review material is followed by a checklist that provides students with a clear roadmap for answering intellectual property questions. Each chapter concludes with practice problems and solutions that illustrate how students can use the checklist to analyze intellectual property issues.

Intellectual Property Crunchtime

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this CrunchTime covers intellectual property generally, trade secrets (status, ownership, and public policy); patents (novelty, non-obviousness); rights in undeveloped ideas; copyright (idea/expression, originality, infringement); trademark law (policies, registerd and common-law marks, origin, product feature trade dress; unfair competition; and federal and state law relationship.

Questions and Answers: Patent Law

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this study guide uses multiple-choice and short-answer questions to test your students’ knowledge of patent law doctrine. Each multiple-choice question is accompanied by a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question (designed to be answered in no more than fifteen minutes) is followed by a thoughtful, yet brief, model answer.

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Securities Regulation & Investment Management and Securities Compliance

Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Securities Regulation

The Law of Securities Regulation (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this Hornbook is a comprehensive secondary source for the study of Securities Regulation. It also can serve as a lawyer’s desk book. Coverage includes definition of “security,” registration and disclosure obligations under the Securities Act of 1933, exemptions from registration, reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the proxy rules, tender offer regulation, and civil liabilities. The book treats broker-dealer regulation, market regulation, and the administrative role of the SEC, as well as proxy rules, insider trading, the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act. This new edition reflects recent SEC rulemaking, including important amendments to exemptions from registration, new broker-dealer obligations, as well as recent Supreme Court and many other case law developments.

Securities Law CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Securities Law. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. You can get this code from any reference librarian or at the Circulation Desk.

Securities Regulation: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid covers key concepts, such as public offerings, exemptions from registration, liability in securities offerings, materiality, definition of security, securities fraud, insider trading, SEC enforcement, and cross-border regulation. New to the Eighth Edition: Updates on U.S. capital formation in public and private securities markets, with a focus on trends in IPOs, going-private transactions, and private placements. New materials on the treatment of “autonomous business” forms and crypto-currencies (including gaming tokens) under the federal securities law. Trends in the use of Reg D, Reg A+, and Reg CF over the past several years. Updates on judicial and SEC enforcement of the federal securities laws–in particular, the use of disgorgement and civil penalties in the sale of nonexempt, unregistered securities. The text includes new and updated charts and new questions.

Understanding Securities Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, the seventh edition of Understanding Securities Law provides comprehensive coverage of the federal securities laws, including legislative, judicial, and SEC pronouncements. Additions to the new edition include the 2015 congressional legislation (the FAST Act), SEC rule-making with respect to capital raising, and important U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

Selected Study Aid for Securities Regulation Exam Review and Preparation

Gilbert Law Summaries on Securities Regulation

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text contains an outline on securities regulation. Topics covered include the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), jurisdiction and interstate commerce, and the Securities Act of 1933 (including persons and property interests covered, registration statements, exemptions from registration requirements, and liabilities). It also discusses the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (including rule 10b-5, tender offers and repurchases of stock, regulation of proxy solicitations, liability for short-swing profits on insider transactions, and SEC enforcement actions), regulation of the securities markets, multinational transactions, and the state regulation of securities transactions.

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Computer Crime Law

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Computer Crime Law

Cybersecurity Law (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides a relatively comprehensive examination of cybersecurity related laws. The book outlines and details the U.S. federal sectoral approach to cybersecurity, such as covering the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and regulations, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule, as well as an examination of state laws impacting cybersecurity, such as data breach notification, privacy and state education laws. International issues as well as specific topics such as ransomware and the Internet of things are addressed. Notably, the book provides a review of the role of the cybersecurity professional, risk assessment as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) risk assessment framework, and laws related to hacking.

Global Internet Law (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides law students with a comprehensive examination of the latest case law and statutory developments. Each chapter is a detailed examination of cases, statutes, industry standards, norms, as well as leading academic commentaries. While the emphasis is on U.S. developments, each chapter compares U.S. to EU regulations, directives, and conventions, as well as other cross-border Internet law developments from diverse legal systems around the world. This Hornbook comprehensively examines Internet technologies, Internet governance, private international law (jurisdiction, choice of law, forum selection and enforcement of judgment), online contacts (mass market, cloud computing service level agreements, social media terms of use software licensing, and e-commerce terms of service), global consumer protection in cyberspace (FTC, state and foreign developments), global Internet torts (including CDA Section 230 developments, Internet security, information torts, and negligent enablement), Internet-related privacy (including the EU Data Directive) global cybercrimes (including state, federal and international developments), privacy (including extensive coverage of The General Data Protection Regulation and the Right To Be Forgotten), content regulations (U.S. vs. European Union), copyrights in cyberspace, trademarks and domain names, Internet-related trade secrets and patent law developments.

White Collar Crime (Hornbook)
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text covers conspiracy, fraud, corruption, RICO, false statements, perjury, tax, currency reporting, bankruptcy, environmental and computer crimes. Procedural issues are addressed in detail, including the grand jury process, agency investigations, parallel proceedings, self-incrimination (testimony and documents), searches, and privileges. In addition to statutes and caselaw, the book covers strategy and DOJ internal guidelines and also includes sentencing of both individuals and corporations in white collar cases.

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Wills & Estates

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Wills, Trusts, & Estates CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Wills & Estates students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text covers intestate succession, wills, trusts, estate administration, nonprobate assets, wealth transfer taxation, disability and death planning (including elder law concerns), and malpractice and professional responsibility to augment Wills, Trusts, and Estates and related courses that expose students to estate planning, decedents’ estates, and trusts. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems

Wills, Trusts and Estates Including Taxation and Future Interests (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text is a comprehensive one-volume treatise on the law of trusts and estates written by leading experts. Among the topics covered are intestate succession, wills, nonprobate mechanisms, trusts, fiduciary administration, and choice of law. The book includes the very latest hot topics including electronic wills, trust decanting, directed trusts, asset protection trusts, and planning for modern families. The book incorporates the most recent provisions of the Uniform Probate Code, the Uniform Trust Code, and the many other uniform laws relating to the donative transfer of wealth. The book also includes an overview of the federal transfer tax laws.

Understanding Trusts and Estates

Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, the Understanding series provides an overview and analysis of legal subjects. It provides less analysis than a hornbook but more than a nutshell. This text provides discusses foundational principles of estates and trusts. Each case cited includes a brief factual description and extensive footnotes direct the reader to other sections of the book and related cases.

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Exam Pro Workbook on Estates and Future Interests

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this title provides a basic introduction to estates and future interests law. Designed to offer solid knowledge of the area’s central concepts, it guides readers through a series of increasingly complex conveyances. The workbook begins with an analysis of the fee simple estate and builds sequentially toward more complicated interests and conveyances. The information proceeds from the simple to more complex, later problems building on the successful command of earlier material. Each problem is followed not only by that problem’s answer but also by a complete analysis of how the answer was derived. The workbook also contains an extensive glossary, summary charts, and a set of review problems that test the reader’s developing mastery of the material.

Friedman’s Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this series features long essay questions as well as some that are relatively short and medium-length, giving you great practice in the length and variation of questions on the final. Test your knowledge of key concepts and rules with comprehensive essay and multiple-choice questions. Find insight into what professors look for when grading.

Questions and Answers: Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, Q&A books consist of multiple choice and short answer questions with detailed explanations of the answers. This Q & A uses nearly 200 multiple-choice and short-answer questions to test your knowledge.

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Real Estate Transactions

Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Real Estate Transactions

Real Estate Finance Law (hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this treatise provides coverage on the law of mortgages, including the mortgagor-mortgagee relationship prior to foreclosure; mortgage substitutes; transfers by the mortgagor; transfers by the mortgagee; payment and prepayment; the foreclosure process; deficiency judgments and anti-deficiency regulation; priority issues; governmental intervention in the mortgage market; and financing real estate construction. This update includes: a thorough and up-to-date revision of the material on judicial and nonjudicial foreclosure; new material on “short sales” and “loss mitigation;” a comprehensive revision of the material on securitization and the ownership, transfer, and enforcement of securitized mortgage loans; a comprehensive revision of materials on governmental intervention in the mortgage market, including new material on the impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act; discussion of recent cases and theories on the application of the “disparate impact” test in racially discriminatory mortgage lending; a thorough and functional restructuring of the material on bankruptcy law and its impact on mortgagees in Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 proceedings; discussion of recent judicial authority on priority issues; and judicial discussion and application of the principles in the Restatement (Third) of Property: Mortgages.

Real Estate Transactions CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Real Estate Transactions students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Real Estate Transactions: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text begins with residential transactions and proceeds to more complex commercial transactions. It discusses the various actors playing a role in these transactions and presents them chronologically in the order in which they are likely to appear. Hypothetical problems and explanations of those problems are provided.

Understanding Modern Real Estate Transactions

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, Understanding Modern Real Estate Transactions covers issues in residential real estate transactions and commercial real estate transactions. This treatise provides case analysis, focusing on the cases relevant to modern real estate. Numerous simple hypotheticals throughout the text explain the more complicated theories and rules.

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Black Letter Outline on Land Transactions and Finance

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this outline provides law students with basic principles and issues of the law surrounding land transactions and finance. The book covers: purchase agreements, conveyances and titles, real estate finance, mortgage substitutes, rights and duties before foreclosure, impacts of bankruptcy on the mortgagee, transfers by the mortgagors and mortgagees, mortgage debt foreclosure priority problems, government involvement in the mortgage market, alternative mortgages, condominiums, and cooperatives.

Emanuel Law Outlines: Real Estate

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, the authors have written this Emanuel Law Outline with two primary objectives in mind. First, they provide clear, concise statements of the relevant legal rules and principles. Real estate law has a special vocabulary of its own that you must master. The chapters and the glossary in your Emanuel Law Outline will supply you with definitions of all the key concepts. It will also give you a framework that will make it easier to understand the substantive law of real estate. Their second objective relates to the lawyering process. In addition to laying out the basic substantive law, they describe the market context for real estate transactions. They explain what the buyer, seller, lender, borrower, and other participants are hoping to achieve as they enter into deals. They indicate the types of problems that parties to real estate transactions and their lawyers regularly confront. We also tell you about the lawyer’s role in the real world as a planner, drafter, negotiator, risk manager, and problem solver.

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Federal Income Tax

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Federal Income Tax: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text provides students with a summary of topics and issues in federal income tax. Its index includes a Table of Cases and a Table of Internal Revenue Code Sections. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Principles of Tax Policy

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this new edition explains the essential building blocks of the American tax system clearly and concisely, including the effects of changes adopted in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. Chapters range from the political process to individual and corporate income taxes, Social Security and other payroll taxes, state and local budgeting, and international tax planning. Each chapter opens with a brief description of the covered policy topic, providing a synopsis of the current state of the law. Ample footnotes provide easy access to articles and standard reference works allowing readers to dig deeper on their own.

Tax Law CALI Lessons

CALI offers many interactive exercises for Tax Law students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Understanding Federal Income Taxation

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this text consists of forty-four chapters with each chapter addressing a basic topic in individual income taxation, e.g., the taxation of personal injury awards, the interest deduction, installment sales. Because the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code are necessarily at the heart of tax study, a part or all of the Code section(s) pertinent to the specific topic are included in each chapter. Likewise, the chapters contain summaries of leading cases and relevant administrative rulings as well as numerous examples explaining the application of the law. Like the prior edition published in 2013, this new Fifth Edition of Understanding Federal Income Taxation is a valuable resource for students studying the tax law for the first time and for general practitioners handling transactions with individual income tax concerns. The Fifth Edition incorporates recent developments in the Internal Revenue Code and addresses important recent income tax cases as well as revised regulations and other new administrative materials. Many of these tax law changes are illustrated in new and revised examples included in the Fifth Edition.

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Black Letter Outline on Federal Income Taxation

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Black Letter Outlines are designed to help a law student recognize and understand the basic principles and issues of law covered in a law school course. Black Letter Outlines can be used both as a study aid when preparing for classes and as a review of the subject matter when studying for an examination. Each Black Letter Outline is written by experienced law school professors who are recognized national authorities in their subject area.

Exam Pro on Federal Income Tax (Objective)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this edition of Exam Pro on Federal Income Tax contains 200 multiple-choice questions derived from actual final examination questions. The questions are “challenging” and provide you with a comprehensive landscape of the concepts and topics covered in a typical Federal Income Tax course. The “Answer Keys” contain thorough analyses that explain relevant Federal Income Tax rules in a logical, step-by-step approach to help you skillfully apply the rules to various fact patterns. The questions, and accompanying answers, also serve as a valuable resource for approaching and answering exam essay questions.

Questions and Answers: Federal Income Taxation

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this study guide contains over two hundred multiple-choice and short-answer questions which progress through topics similar in sequence and manner to many federal income tax courses taught at the law school level. This student guide also contains a comprehensive practice exam designed to prepare students for final exams with explanations about each correct and incorrect answer choice.

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Intro to Intellectual Property

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Intellectual Property Law students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Intellectual Property: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study guide provides students with a short account of the law, followed by a variety of concrete Examples & Explanations that help reinforce and give substance to the key rules and concepts in intellectual property law. It covers topics that range from copyrights, to patents, trademarks and trade secrets.

Intellectual Property (Law School Legends Audio)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this audio book surveys the entire field of Intellectual Property — copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, the right of publicity, and other laws that are relevant to this timely topic. The audio book approaches the central issues in a conversational style, focusing on all of the key questions that are on Intellectual Property exams: what is protected and what is not; who owns the rights; how the rights may be infringed; defenses and limits on the rights; and remedies for Intellectual Property violations.

Understanding Intellectual Property Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this text covers all of the intellectual property areas and issues likely to be addressed in an intellectual property survey course.

Selected Study Aids for Intellectual Property Law Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Intellectual Property

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid uses outline-like checklists to lead law students through the analytical steps necessary to analyze intellectual property issues. The book covers trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret law. Each chapter begins with a brief review of the important rules and concepts that govern a particular area of intellectual property law. The review material is followed by a checklist that provides students with a clear roadmap for answering intellectual property questions. Each chapter concludes with practice problems and solutions that illustrate how students can use the checklist to analyze intellectual property issues.

Intellectual Property Crunchtime

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this CrunchTime covers intellectual property generally, trade secrets (status, ownership, and public policy); patents (novelty, non-obviousness); rights in undeveloped ideas; copyright (idea/expression, originality, infringement); trademark law (policies, registerd and common-law marks, origin, product feature trade dress; unfair competition; and federal and state law relationship.

Questions and Answers: Intellectual Property

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, the questions and answers in this book are designed to cover the broad subject of “intellectual property” in a comprehensive way. All of the major subjects in this fascinating area of law are included in this book—including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, the right of publicity, and unfair competition. The key aspects of each of these areas of law are addressed in a systematic way—subject matter and validity, ownership and duration of rights, infringement and remedies, and defenses and limitations.

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First Week of Fall 2022 Final Exams

Final exams start tomorrow and the Law Library can help!

Study Spaces

Looking for a place to study? Reserve a study room through TWEN or study in the carrels in the basement (use your ID to swipe in after 5 pm), the second floor Law Library Reading Room, the fourth floor Quiet Reading Room, or the open seating on the fifth floor.

Study Breaks & Snacks

When you’re ready for a short break or need to decompress, the Law Library offers puzzles and coloring pages and colored pencils in room 110, the Law Library Services Suite (use your ID to swipe in before 8am and after 6 pm). SBA provided snacks are also available!

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Constitutional Law I

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Constitutional Law. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Constitutional Law National Power and Federalism: Examples and Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library subscription, Constitutional Law: National Power and Federalism, is a problem-oriented guide to the principle doctrines of constitutional law that are covered in the typical course. This text walks the student through issues pertaining to the structure of our constitutional system, including judicial review, justiciability, national power, supremacy, the separation of powers and federalism, as well as some of the structural limitations that the Constitution imposes on state powers. Combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions to test student comprehension of the materials and provide practice in applying legal principles to fact patterns. New to the Eighth Edition: Roughly 25 important new decisions from the Supreme Court’s 2016, 2017, and 2018 terms such as Trump v. Hawaii; South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.; Sessions v. Morales-Santana; Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky; Murphy v. NCAA; Patchak v. Zinke; and Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer.

Understanding Constitutional Law

Available via LexisNexis study aid subscription, Understanding Constitutional Law covers all of the central concepts and issues students encounter in any basic constitutional law course. Structure of Government issues revolve around the twin themes of federalism and separation of powers.

Selected Study Aids for Constitutional Law Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Constitutional Law

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid uses a checklist format to lead students through the questions they need to ask and answer to fully analyze the legal questions they are trying to resolve. It presents numerous hypothetical problems and sample answers. Acing Constitutional Law covers the topics typical of a first-year Con Law course, things such as judicial review, national legislative power, federal executive powers, state power to regulate commerce, intergovernmental immunities, procedural due process, substantive due process, economic rights, equal protection, freedom of expression, the Establishment Clause, the Free Exercise Clause, and state action.

The Glannon Guide to Constitutional Law

Available via the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this Glannon Guide offers explanations, multiple-choice questions, and analyses. It provides an overview of the constitutional doctrines that govern the structure and powers granted in the U.S. Constitution, as well as those that protect individual rights and liberties. New to the Third Edition: combined the government structure and powers volume with the rights and liberties volume into one convenient, economical, and easy-to-use aid Updated with recent Supreme Court cases and related questions; new flowcharts and tables visually illustrate and clarify complex areas of doctrine New Closing Closers. Provides multiple choice questions at varying levels of difficulty, along with detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers that all students can use to self-test within each chapter.

Questions and Answers: Constitutional Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this study guide includes 192 multiple-choice and short-answer questions arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 24 questions comprising a comprehensive “practice exam.” For each multiple-choice question, the authors provide a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question is designed to be answered in fifteen minutes or less, and includes a thoughtful, comprehensive, yet brief model answer.

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Civil Procedure I

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Civil Procedure

Civil Procedure CALI Lessons

CALI offers many interactive exercises for Civil Procedure students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Civil Procedure (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text provides insight into the laws governing all of the major steps in the civil litigation process, starting with jurisdiction, venue, and ascertaining the governing law, and moving through pleading, joinder, discovery, pretrial management and adjudication, trials, appeals, and the effect and enforcement of judgments. Class actions and other forms of complex, multiparty litigation, as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), are also covered. This text addresses the major themes underlying the various rules and procedures.

Civil Procedure: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this book provides introductions to the principles of civil procedure, together with examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases. Clear introductions and explanations cover all aspects of the first-year course including the areas of res judicata, collateral estoppel, personal and subject matter jurisdiction, and three chapters on various aspects of the Erie doctrine. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Understanding Civil Procedure

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this well-established treatise is premised on the assumption that the key to understanding the principles of civil procedure is to know why: why the principles were created and why they are invoked. The treatise is written to answer these questions as it lays out the basic principles of civil procedure. Although they discuss important civil procedure cases in the text, thus supporting the most widely used civil procedure casebooks using these same cases, they also provide useful references to secondary sources and illustrative cases for the reader who wants to explore further.

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Acing Civil Procedure

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book uses a checklist format to lead students through the questions they need to ask and answer to fully analyze the legal questions they are trying to resolve. It assembles the different issues, presenting a clear guide to procedural analysis that students can draw upon when writing their exams. Other study aids provide sample problems, but this book offers a systematic approach to problem solving.

The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure

Available via the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this book provides a short review of basic topics in Civil Procedure, organized around the theme of multiple-choice questions. In each chapter, the individual sections explain fundamental principles of a topic—such as stream-of-commerce jurisdiction, joinder under Rule 14, or the requirements for res judicata—and illustrate them with one or two multiple-choice questions. After each question, the correct answer is revealed and explained and the author discusses why the wrong answers are wrong.

Questions and Answers: Civil Procedure

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this study guide uses over 300 multiple-choice and short-answer questions to test student knowledge of the nature and operation of the rules that govern procedure in the federal courts in the United States. Each multiple-choice question is accompanied by a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question (designed to be answered in no more than fifteen minutes) is followed by a thoughtful, yet brief, model answer.

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Selected 2L, 3L & LLM Study Aids by Subject for the First Week of Fall 2022 Exams

Immigration Law

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Immigration Law

Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this compact title offers a thorough overview of the history, constitutional basis, statutory structure, regulatory provisions, administrative procedure, and ethical principles related to immigration law and practice.

Understanding Immigration Law

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, the third edition of Understanding Immigration Law lays out the basics of U.S. immigration law in an accessible way to newcomers to the field. It offers background about the intellectual, historical, and constitutional foundations of U.S. immigration law. The book also identifies the factors that have historically fueled migration to the United States, including the economic “pull” of jobs and family in the United States and the “push” of economic hardship, political instability, and other facts of life in the sending country. Each chapter has been updated to analyze the unprecedented number of immigration enforcement measures—and many simply unprecedented measures—taken by the Trump administration.

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Evidence

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Evidence

Evidence CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Evidence students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Evidence Law, a Student’s Guide to the Law of Evidence As Applied in American Trials (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this treatise explains the Federal Rules, selected state variations, major cases, essential doctrines, and important underlying policies. Frequent practical examples drawn from courtroom practice introduce students to courtroom procedure, provide a context in which evidence problems arise, and acquaint them with the language of the courtroom.

Evidence: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this text covers the Federal Rules of Evidence and includes the latest Supreme Court cases. It also analyzes the ebb and flow of Confrontation Clause jurisprudence. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

A Student’s Guide to Hearsay

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, the fifth edition of A Student’s Guide to Hearsay focuses on the Federal Rules of Evidence, breaking down the hearsay rule into its elements and explaining them in straightforward language. It does the same for each of the 29 exceptions to the hearsay rule. The book covers the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause and includes a proposed amendment to the Rules. It also explains related subjects: what a grand jury is and how it operates; offers of proof, order of proof, burdens of proof; conditional relevancy and conditional admissibility; and privileged communications.

Selected Study Aids for Evidence Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Evidence

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Acing Evidence is a study aid that helps law students prepare to take their Evidence exam. Providing many helpful examples and employing checklists at the end of every chapter, Acing Evidence presents an organized way to analyze evidence problems and spot hidden issues. The third edition adds new examples and reflects changes in the Federal Rules of Evidence.

The Glannon Guide to Evidence

Available via the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this study aid provides an explanation of the Federal Rules of Evidence, with each chapter corresponding to the 10 main articles of evidence. Substantial text is spent on Hearsay, Character evidence, and Impeachment. Each chapter begins with an explanation of the rules and follows with multiple choice questions applying the rules to hypotheticals. An analysis of the correct answers is also provided.

Questions and Answers: Evidence

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this Q & A includes over 260 multiple-choice and short-answer questions, arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 50 “practice exam” questions. For each multiple-choice question, there is a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other three options.

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Secured Transactions

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Secured Transactions

Mastering Secured Transactions

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this book is a comprehensive resource for studying the sections of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. It offers a clear and understandable discussion of the sections and concepts of Article 9 and includes abundant examples. It examines every aspect of a secured transaction, including the scope of Article 9, attachment and perfection of a security interest, priority among competing security interests, default, choice-of-law rules, and assignment of rights. The chapters follow the organization of Article 9, making it easy for the reader to focus on particular concepts or study the book from cover to cover. The majority of jurisdictions have adopted the 2010 Amendments to Article 9 and the book explains the amendments, in addition to providing explanations of the rules of pre-amendment Article 9.

Principles of Secured Transactions (Concise Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this volume, a streamlined version of the famous White & Summers Uniform Commercial Code practitioners text–the standard reference relied on by courts and business lawyers for nearly half a century–offers a succinct but in-depth introduction to Article 9 of the UCC. It is specifically designed to help students in the law school Secured Transactions course navigate through the Article 9 maze. This edition incorporates the new amendments to Article 9 and related Code provisions, and updates the text in light of modern practice.

Secured Transactions CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Secured Transactions. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Secured Transactions: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this text provides students with a conversational, informative guide to the Uniform Commercial Code Article 9. It teaches the rules and policies of the law governing secured transactions while exposing students to broader issues of legal process. Diagrams and visual aids help students make sense of Article 9. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Selected Study Aids for Secured Transactions Law Exam Review and Preparation

Gilbert Law Summaries on Secured Transactions

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this outline discusses coverage of Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Article 9 and the creation of a security interest, including attachment, security agreements, value, and the debtor’s rights in the collateral. Also included are perfection, filing, priorities, bankruptcy proceedings and Article 9, default proceedings, and bulk transfers. It includes eight exam questions and answers.

The Glannon Guide to Secured Transactions
Available via the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this book includes brief explanatory text about the topic under discussion, followed by one or two multiple-choice questions. After each question, the author explains how the correct choice was chosen. A more challenging final question in each chapter illustrates a more sophisticated problem in the area under discussion. Exam-taking pointers are interspersed within the substantive text.
Questions and Answers: Secured Transactions

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this study guide uses 275 multiple-choice and short-answer questions to test your knowledge of UCC Article 9 (as most recently revised by the so-called 2010 amendments) and its occasional intersection with other sources of law such as the Federal Tax Lien Act and the Bankruptcy Code. Each multiple-choice question is accompanied by a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question (designed to be answered in no more than fifteen minutes) is followed by a thoughtful, yet brief, model answer. The questions are arranged by topic, and the study guide includes a “final exam.” Q&A: Secured Transactions, Third Edition also includes a comprehensive topical index.

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Criminal Procedure I

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Criminal Procedure CALI Lessons
Criminal Procedure I: The Constitution and the Police: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this study aid provides an overview of Criminal Procedure, together with examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases. The text gives students a sense of the theoretical flow and logic of law enforcement by following police procedural order. It includes a special section on terrorism in the United States and the Fourth Amendment ramifications. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Principles of Investigative Criminal Procedure (Concise Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text assists students in learning about Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment issues associated with criminal investigations. The materials discuss and analyze the criminal procedure jurisprudence of the United States Supreme Court, with extensive use of primary source material that affects judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, and criminal defendants. Discussions relate to breakthrough decisions like Miranda v. Arizona, as well as cases adding a nuance to topics already well-developed in prior Court decisions. “The Court” is a phrase used hundreds of times as a shorthand reference to the work of the United States Supreme Court. Footnotes provide specific page citations in United States Reports for a quick reference to Westlaw. The coverage of this book extends to United States Supreme Court cases through the 2020–2021 Term.

Understanding Criminal Procedure: Vol. 1 Investigation

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, Understanding Criminal Procedure Volume One: Investigation is intended for use in introductory criminal procedure courses focusing primarily or exclusively on police investigative process and constitutional concerns. A chapter on the defendant’s right to counsel at trial and appeal and other non-police-practice issues is included in both volumes. The eighth edition of Investigation incorporates all of the major Supreme Court cases since the last edition was published, such as Carpenter v. United States, Mitchell v. Wisconsin, Collins v. Virginia, and Kansas v. Glover. It also includes an in-depth discussion of the mosaic theory of searches, and contains expanded coverage of issues surrounding border searches, the third-party doctrine, and the exigent circumstances exception to the warrant requirement.

Selected Study Aids for Criminal Procedure I Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Criminal Procedure

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text covers incorporation and retroactivity, right to counsel, search and seizure, police interrogations and confessions, identification Procedures, the Exclusionary Rule, and entrapment. Checklists are provided for all topics generally covered in the basic criminal procedure course.

Glannon Guide to Criminal Procedure

Available via the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this Glannon Guide reviews the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendment cases and principles typically covered in law school criminal procedure class. It mirrors the classroom experience by teaching through explanation, interspersed with hypotheticals to illustrate application. Both correct and incorrect answers are explained; you learn why a solution does or does not work.

Questions and Answers: Criminal Procedure — Police Investigation

Available via LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this book will assist readers’ learning and exam preparation in criminal procedure courses and for the bar exam. This volume covers arrest, search and seizure, interrogation, identification, suppression issues, and entrapment.

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Law & Regulation of Blockchain

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Fintech Law in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this Nutshell provides an overview of some the key developments reshaping finance — and the rules deployed to oversee them. Technology is redefining financial services—including the way actors make and settle payments, raise capital, extend loans, and memorialize increasingly complex relationships. At the same time, new innovations—from cryptocurrencies to marketplace lending, robo-advising, and mobile payments—are creating novel regulatory issues for anti-money laundering requirements and cybersecurity.

Global Internet Law (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides law students with a comprehensive examination of the latest case law and statutory developments. Each chapter is a detailed examination of cases, statutes, industry standards, norms, as well as leading academic commentaries. While the emphasis is on U.S. developments, each chapter compares U.S. to EU regulations, directives, and conventions, as well as other cross-border Internet law developments from diverse legal systems around the world. This Hornbook comprehensively examines Internet technologies, Internet governance, private international law (jurisdiction, choice of law, forum selection and enforcement of judgment), online contacts (mass market, cloud computing service level agreements, social media terms of use software licensing, and e-commerce terms of service), global consumer protection in cyberspace (FTC, state and foreign developments), global Internet torts (including CDA Section 230 developments, Internet security, information torts, and negligent enablement), Internet-related privacy (including the EU Data Directive) global cybercrimes (including state, federal and international developments), privacy (including extensive coverage of The General Data Protection Regulation and the Right To Be Forgotten), content regulations (U.S. vs. European Union), copyrights in cyberspace, trademarks and domain names, Internet-related trade secrets and patent law developments.

A Short and Happy Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Crypto

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book gives students an introduction to what has become the most valuable innovation of the 21st century. It also offers a handy field guide to blockchain technologies and crypto, so readers can better understand their functions, as well as the market and regulatory challenges they face. Among the topics covered are: (1) tasks blockchains perform better than existing systems; (2) practical, technological, and regulatory issues that must be overcome before widespread adoption; (3) how crypto became a $250 billion asset class in just ten years; and (4) the legal and regulatory treatment of blockchain technologies and crypto.

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