Short and Happy Guide to Business Organizations

Author: David Epstein
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634594738
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Genre:

Short and Happy"? This book is indeed "short" - much shorter than any other student guide. The reason is that other student guides are written to help your students understand their business associations/organizations course, to get them through 42 or 56 class hours. This student guide is different. It is written to help your students understand final exam questions - to get them through a 3 of 4 hour exam. Rather than teaching students how cases and concepts are applied in the real world, this book teaches them how cases and concepts need to be applied in the "unreal" world of law school exams. This is the book to read after students have spent the semester working on law review (Or was it clinic? Or client counseling competitions? Or Kundalini yoga? Or shape note singing?) instead of Business Associations. Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.

A Short Happy Guide to Evidence

Author: Sydney Beckman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1683289374
Release Date: 2018-02-14
Genre: Evidence (Law)

A Short & Happy Guide to Evidence takes a challenging subject and breaks it into manageable pieces that are easy to understand and digest. Using practical examples and humor, this book takes you through the most difficult, and most often tested, rules. After reading this book you will finally understand the Hearsay Rule. Flowcharts and graphics will assist the reader in a comprehensive understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence and how they interact with each other.

Short and Happy Guide to Business Contracts

Author: Rachel Barnett
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 164020072X
Release Date: 2017-08-30
Genre: Contracts

Let's get to the point. We have all signed contracts without really understanding what was written on the paper. However, there is no reason to be intimidated by fancy legal language as anyone can master common terms found in nearly all business contracts. Written by an experienced lawyer, the Short & Happy Guide to Business Contracts explains everyday contract terms and makes them easy to understand. This book is the first of its kind to reveal exactly how practitioners review and mark up contracts from start to finish. Short & Happy does not bore you with legal theory, but rather focuses on understanding how contracts are negotiated in the real world. This guide covers topics including payment terms, limitations of liability, representations and warranties, indemnification, term and termination, confidentiality (NDAs), data security and privacy, as well as many others. Short & Happy contains a simple roadmap to negotiate terms and avoid common pitfalls like an experienced practitioner.

A Short Happy Guide to Mediation

Author: Will Pryor
Publisher:
ISBN: 0314289909
Release Date: 2013-11-18
Genre: Law

A Short & Happy Guide to Mediation is for lawyers who want better results from mediation, clients curious about an upcoming mediation, mediators who want to become more effective, and students who want to explore dispute resolution as a career. What disputes should be mediated? Who gets to be the mediator and how do you choose the right one? How can preparation for a mediation lead to a more successful result? What are some things about the practice of mediation these days that we can improve? A Short & Happy Guide to Mediation addresses these and many other intriguing questions.

A Short and Happy Guide to Elder Law

Author: Kenney F. Hegland
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314283811
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

Students taking elder law, working in elder clinics, or simply dealing with aging relatives, should be assigned this book. Quick and easy it offers a legal checkup and describes how it is to grow older. It covers the legal issues, but also the critical not-on-the-syllabus issues: talking to one's family, recognizing elder abuse, dealing with disability and death. Kenney Hegland is known for clear writing and questionable jokes; Robert Fleming, in the trenches for 35 years, is known, along with Professor Rebecca Morgan, as the "rock star" of NAELA (National Association of Elder Law Attorneys).

A Short Happy Guide to Constitutional Law

Author: Mark C. Alexander
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314286055
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

This efficient book takes the complex subject matter of Constitutional Law and makes it easier to understand and digest. World-renowned Seton Hall Law Professor Mark Alexander carefully explains the key concepts involved in Con Law and also brings it home with straightforward explanations of why you are reading and discussing the cases you are assigned every day. The subject matter runs the gamut from Marbury v. Madison and the structural side of the course to Due Process and Equal Protection. In addition, he provides exam-taking tips, and general words of guidance on how to make it through law school, and beyond, to a rewarding legal career.

A Short and Happy Guide to the MPRE

Author: Leah Christensen
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634603478
Release Date: 2016-06
Genre:

This Short and Happy Guide is meant to provide students with the essential concepts and overarching themes that are most frequently tested on the MPRE. The Guide covers the rules of professional responsibility giving students the best introduction they can have as they begin their exam preparation. Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.

Franzese s a Short and Happy Guide to the Law of Sales

Author: Paula Franzese
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314279881
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Genre:

Learn the UCC from a master teacher. Professor Paula A. Franzese, featured in What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press), is the ten-time recipient of the Professor of the Year Award and the creator and editor of the Short and Happy Guide series. This efficient and concise volume sets forth clear rules and techniques for mastering the elements of contract formation, content, performance, breach and remedies. Complex topics such as the battle of the forms, the statute of frauds, the parol evidence rule, excuse doctrine, warranties, buyer's remedies and seller's remedies are presented in straightforward, easy to understand terms. The examples are fun and engaging, and the checklists and summaries contained at the beginning and end of each chapter are priceless study tools. Read this book and become a Code connoisseur and legal ninja! Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.

A Short and Happy Guide to Property

Author: Paula A. Franzese
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314282416
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

This efficient and effective Second Edition takes difficult subject matter and makes it accessible and easy to remember. Professor Paula Franzese, a nationally renowned teacher and scholar, sets forth understandable techniques for mastering estates in land and future interests (including the dreaded rule against perpetuities), concurrent estates, landlord-tenant law, servitudes, land transactions, recording system, zoning, and eminent domain and includes, in this expanded Second Edition, the top ten themes of Property law, the rule of capture, and the law of finders. Learn from this nine-time recipient of the Professor of the Year Award and become a property connoisseur!

Business Associations in a Nutshell

Author: Joseph Shade
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314208518
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

This book gives students taking the introductory course in business associations a succinct but reliable overview of the principal legal issues that arise in business relationships over the life cycle of the business. The book explains the basic concepts that govern these relationships and provides specific examples of how they apply. It also explains similarities and dissimilarities in the business associations covered. Finally, the book considers the background and interests in the course of the students. The book is intended to help students understand the course whether their background is in accounting or music.

Short and Happy Guide to Federal Income Taxation

Author: Joel Newman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1683281020
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Genre:

A pleasant stroll through the thickets of the basic law school income tax course. Newman addresses all of the usual suspects, including income, deductions, capital gains, and timing. There are photos of narrow Amsterdam canal houses, an English building with bricked up windows, and a short-tailed dog, to show how tax laws can change just about everything. Also, there are photos of some outrageous ABBA costumes, presumably tax-deductible because they couldn't possibly wear them at home. Finally, there is a series of applications of basic tax principles to some of your favorite fairy tales.

A Short and Happy Guide to Contracts

Author: David G. Epstein
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314277935
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

This efficient and exceedingly effective guide to Contracts will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on making the key concepts of contract law, and the relationship among those concepts, easier to understand and retain. The authors have also infused the book with humor, believing there is nothing inconsistent between a rigorous academic experience and having a little fun. Each of the authors is nationally-renowned law teacher who has taught Contracts for decades. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing each critical aspect of the contract relationship, including, contract formation (offer and acceptance), enforcement (consideration and defenses), interpretation, performance, breach, and remedies.

A Short Happy Guide to Torts

Author: Roger E. Schechter
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314277870
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

In this concise book Professor Schechter, an award-winning teacher and prominent national bar lecturer has balanced brevity and humor with a clear, crisp and thorough review of basic Torts doctrine. His comprehensive survey includes not only thorough coverage of core topics such as negligence and strict products liability, but provides an overview of the economic and dignitary torts, damages issues, and vicarious liability as well. As the series title promises, the author has kept it short, and the book will make students happy.

A Short Happy Guide to Being a Law Student

Author: Paula A. Franzese
Publisher:
ISBN: 0314291075
Release Date: 2014-03-03
Genre: Law

A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student is a must-read whenever worry or doubt creep in. In this volume you will find essential wisdom for the study of law and life. Learn from the unprecedented ten-time recipient of the Professor of the Year award how to be your best in and out of class, how to prepare for exams, how to succeed on exams, how to put your best foot forward in a job interview, how to find teachers to inspire you, what to do in classes that leave you uninspired, how to cope with stress and how to create value in everything you do.