Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Advertising Law
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.
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.
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.
Selected Study Aids for Advertising Law Exam Review and Preparation
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.
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.
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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Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Antitrust Law
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.
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.
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.
Selected Study Aids for Antitrust Law Exam Review and Preparation
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.
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.
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.
Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Business Associations
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.
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.
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.
Selected Study Aids for Business Associations Exam Review and Preparation
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.
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.
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.”
Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Election Law
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.
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.
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.
Employment Discrimination & Employment Discrimination
Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Employment Law & 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Selected Study Aid for Employment Law Exam Review and Preparation
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
Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding 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.
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.
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.
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.
Selected Study Aids for Environmental Law Exam Review and Preparation
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.
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.
Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Family Law
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.
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.
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.
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.
Selected Study Aids for Family Law Exam Review and Preparation
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.
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.
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.
Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Healthcare Law
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.
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.
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.
Information Privacy Law
Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Information Privacy Law
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.
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.
International Commercial Arbitration
Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding International Commercial Arbitration
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.
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.
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.
Mental Health Law I
Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Mental Health Law
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Transitional Justice
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.
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.
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.