Work of the Family Lawyer

Author: Robert E. Oliphant
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 1454806176
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

Work of the Family Lawyer is a concise, accessible casebook that provides an integrated perspective on the theory and practice of family law. Its manageable size and stand-alone chapter organization supports a wide range of teaching options in either a classroom or clinical setting. Topics and issues are presented in historical and social context, supported by relevant social science research. Cases focus on legal principles and judicial reasoning, and provocative questions are designed to challenge students' understanding of relevant issues. The Third Edition offers updated cases and coverage of all topics. Pedagogy has been enhanced to include new learning objectives and a Preparation for Practice section has been added to sharpen the focus on skills exercises and professional development. Hallmark features of Work of the Family Lawyer: Flexible, stand-alone chapter organization supports a wide range of teaching approaches. Concise, accessible text appropriate for classroom or clinical settings. Brief introductory overviews of the topic of each chapter. Issues and Cases section places each case in historical and social context. Skillfully edited cases bring legal principles and judicial reasoning into sharp focus. Provocative discussion questions reinforce student understanding. Context and Principles sections toward the end of each chapter relate material to relevant social science research. The revised Third Edition offers: Updated cases and coverage. Enhanced pedagogy, including: New learning objectives. Highlighted black letter principles. A Preparation for Practice section focusing on skills exercises and professional development. Illuminating video vignettes on e-book or companion website.

Family Law

Author: Leslie Joan Harris
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887782
Release Date: 2018-02-28
Genre: Law

Family Law, Sixth Edition is a modern and teachable casebook, offering comprehensive coverage and a mix of interdisciplinary materials. It compares innovative developments in some states with the reaffirmation of traditional principles in others, and does so in the context of a wider focus on family and the state, the role of mediating institutions, and the efficacy of law and particular methods of enforcing the law. The casebook deals with the complexity of family law both in the organization of the chapters—separate units on family contracts, jurisdiction, and practice, for example, can be shortened, skipped, or taught in almost any order—and the diversity of material within each chapter. Each unit combines primary cases with comprehensive notes, supplemented with academic and policy analyses that provide a foundation for evaluation. Detailed problems extend the coverage or apply the commentary to real world examples. Key Features: A streamlined and updated chapter on the legal significance of being married, including an updated section on reproductive rights to reflect the potential influence of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellersted Major revisions to the chapters on marriage and informal domestic partnerships to reflect the impact of Obergefell v. Hodges A complete update of the parentage cases to incorporate the latest developments on same-sex partners, three parent recognition, third party visitation, adoption, and assisted reproduction Revised sections on the role of settlement agreements and out-of-court processes in divorce and the dissolution of relationships Coverage of cross-disciplinary topics, including financial principles, genetics/statistics, clinical psychology, social history, policy discussions, counseling, negotiation, ADR, and ethics

Sports Law and Regulation

Author: Matthew J. Mitten
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887188
Release Date: 2016-12-13
Genre: Law

The fourth edition of Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems explores both amateur and professional sports as well as issues common to both industries. A comprehensive collection of cases and materials provides balanced perspective and flexible coverage, while the organization provides instructors the flexibility to cover selected sections or chapters for a separate course in either Amateur Sports Law or Professional Sports Law. The fourth edition includes recent landmark sports precedents, an updated Olympic and international sports law chapter, and the addition of youth sports materials to the high school sports chapter. Materials examining the governance authority of the Big-5 conferences, and Title IX to address student-athlete sexual assault of women have also been included in the updated edition. Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems contains the appropriate amount of introductory and explanatory materials, notes, and questions to facilitate students’ understanding as well as hypothetical problems for applying new knowledge. Key Features: Most recent landmark sports law precedents, including Brady v NFL, O’Bannon antitrust and right of publicity litigation, Garber and Laumann antitrust litigation challenging MLB and NHL broadcasting restrictions Updated Olympic and international sports law chapter, including Pechstein v International Skating Union (German Federal Supreme Civil Court recognizes independence of Court of Arbitration for Sport and enforces its arbitration award) and 2015 World Anti-doping Code materials Addition of youth sports materials to high school chapter Addition of materials examining the governance authority (autonomy) of the Big-5 conferences and other institutions at the most competitive level within the NCAA Addition of Title IX to address student-athlete sexual assault of women, and a discussion of issues relating to transsexual, transgender and intersex athletes to the gender equity chapter Addition of discussions of the evolving definition of sport and new sports, including mixed martial arts and e-sports Addition of a comment on concussion related claims in the health and safety chapter

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Author: Lisa G. Lerman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454897590
Release Date: 2018-01-31
Genre: Law

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Concise Fourth Edition is the briefer version of Lerman and Schrag’s highly successful problem-based textbook that offers a contemporary and thoughtful approach to challenging ethical dilemmas, encouraging deep analysis and lively class discussion. Key Features: Succinct and accessible explanation of lawyer law in question and answer format Numerous problems based on actual cases, in which students must analyze the ethical and strategic issues as if they were practicing lawyers Focus on issues that students are most likely to face in their early years of practice Stimulating presentation of materials, including cartoons, tables, and photos New to the Fourth Edition: Updates of countless recent developments in lawyer law, including the amendments to Rules 1.6, 1.18 and 8.4 Up-to-date discussions of how the Internet is affecting law practice, including the use of e-mail and social media Engaging two-color design New chapter on the changing legal profession Reorganized so that the chapters match the practice MPRE questions in Lerman, Schrag, and Gupta’s Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations and Practice Questions.

The Law of Patents

Author: Craig Allen Nard
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454878872
Release Date: 2016-06-13
Genre: Law

The Law of Patents, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive casebook on the law of patents that features helpful introductory text, technologically-accessible cases, detailed comments, comparative and policy perspectives, and statutes. Key Features of the New Edition: • Up-to-date Federal Circuit and Supreme Court case law, including Nautilus, Alice, Teva, Williamson, and Lexmark • Detailed substantive comments following the principal cases • More statistics and charts, particularly relating to USPTO decision making and PTAB inter partes review • Enhanced Policy and Comparative Perspectives

Modern Family Law

Author: D. Kelly Weisberg
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454874706
Release Date: 2015-12-11
Genre: Law

Modern Family Law reflects the social diversity of the modern family as it examines the legal impacts of the women’s movement, the children’s rights movement, the fathers’ rights movement, domestic violence, changing sexual mores, nontraditional family forms, and developments in reproductive technology. Integrating valuable interdisciplinary perspectives, the text includes excerpts, notes, and questions emanating from history, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine, and philosophy. A variety of problem exercises, most derived from actual cases and current events, covers cross-cutting themes as well as the basics of family law. Human-interest stories that complement the cases heighten student awareness of the real impact of the law on people’s lives. Modern Family Law easily adapts to shorter or longer courses. The Sixth Edition offers contemporary perspectives on family law theory and covers new developments on such topics as alienation of affections, adoption, assisted reproduction, attorneys’ sexual ethics, bigamy, child abuse, child custody and support, divorce, domestic violence, grandparents’ visitation rights, names in the family, parentage, premarital agreements, and reproductive rights. The text features major coverage of developments on same-sex marriage, DOMA, and other issues of equality for gay and lesbian families. The decline of marriage and the rise of new conceptualizations of family are explored along with the return of the “culture wars,” including political disputes about contraception.

Insurance Law and Policy

Author: Tom Baker
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454890546
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Law

A contemporary, easy-to-teach text by high-profile authors, this casebook invites students and teachers to re-imagine the field of Insurance Law. The authors demonstrates the big-picture role of insurance law and policy in American business and society, exploring federal-state regulatory roles in depth as well as the traditional topics covered in casebooks. Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials uses more statutory material than any other casebook, with statutes typically presented through problems. Manageable assignments contain one major case followed by informative notes, questions and a problem.

Natural Resources Law

Author: Christine A. Klein
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454893509
Release Date: 2018-01-28
Genre: Law

Offering broad national coverage on an array of topics, Natural Resources Law, Fourth Edition conveys the drama behind resource disputes and policy and the love-of-place. Most cases are introduced with a photo or map of the place, along with a context-setting paragraph. Each group of cases—both foundational cases as well as new decisions—begins with a factually rich discussion problem tailored to the cases that follow. Many problems mirror traditional essay exam questions; others raise contemporary policy issues. This highly teachable book groups readings into discrete, assignment-sized chunks of 25-40 pages, allowing coverage of 2-4 cases or one problem during each class section. The main emphasis is on primary sources, and each chapter opens with relevant statutory and regulatory sections.

Traversing the Ethical Minefield

Author: Susan R. Martyn
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454874867
Release Date: 2017-11-22
Genre: Law

Traversing the Ethical Minefield: Problems, Law, and Professional Responsibility, Fourth Edition offers students accessible, teachable problems and notes that clarify and encourage analysis of the law governing lawyers. The book’s innovative pedagogy (combination of relevant and interesting problems faced by fictitious law firm “Martyn and Fox,” cases, ethics opinions, thematic notes, and short stories) supports its focus of teaching the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers as well as conveying the complexities of ethical dilemmas in legal practice. The book’s manageable length makes it short enough to provide focus, but long enough to convey the rich texture of the material.

Employment Law

Author: Richard Carlson
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454837879
Release Date: 2013-04-24
Genre: Law

Employment Law features up-to-date material on the most dynamic areas of the law, such as rights of undocumented workers, disputes over working time and abusive pay practices, enforcement of rights to health insurance and other benefits, "whistleblowers" conflicts between the demands of work and family or civic obligations, disputes over post-employment competition, and arbitration and informal settlement of disputes. Employment Law completes the coverage of basic employment law for students who have studied collective bargaining and employment discrimination. The text has a strong focus on potential employment disputes, including formation of the relationship and questions of status, employee selection, compensation, supervision, discharge and post-employment disputes. With a current and thought-provoking selection of cases, Employment Law supplements traditional collective bargaining and employment discrimination courses. The Third Edition features developments in federal and state legal strategies against "illegal" alien workers. New material explores employer use of the internet and social media to conduct background checks on applicants and to monitor employee activities the audit and regulation of work-related communications through social media, employee email, electronic communications, and data storage. New issues in employer drug testing law include the disrobing of examinees and "visual" observation. Other important new developments covered in the Third Edition include fraudulent inducement claims against employers under state tort law, the effect of health reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) on employee benefits law, and new statutes protecting employee rights regarding "off-duty conduct" and lifestyle. Expanded discussion of employee claims based on implied covenant of good faith under state contract law is presented. An update on the rights of employees returning from military service is featured along with developments in advance waiver of right to jury.

Family Law

Author: Robert E. Oliphant
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735562899
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

A clear and comprehensive organization makes Examples & Explanations: Family Law the perfect ancillary source for any family law course. This cutting-edge and topically significant supplement is now fully updated in its Second Edition. Utilizing the trusted Examples & Explanations methodology, this text challenges students to assimilate a vast array of material in a problem-based, forward thinking manner. This edition retains the great features that made it a dependable source for students in its First Edition: offers clear organization and comprehensive coverage of material includes topics such as alternative dispute resolution, domestic violence, and professional responsibility breaks family law into distinct, digestible topics, unlike other books of its nature distinguishes maintenance from property division and custody from modification of custody challenges students with cutting edge issues, as authors integrate firsthand accounts of material with progressive practitioners to discern new trends in family law and family law practice The Second Edition also includes an abundance of updated & timely information, including: discussion of innovative new procedures and professional roles, including: parenting coordinators neutral experts collaborative law practice additional emphasis on same-sex marriage, cohabitation, child support, paternity, and alternative dispute resolution almost entirely new examples and explanations, most of which are based on actual reported cases additional focus on abortion and other constitutional issues An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/familye&e

Bioethics and the Law

Author: Janet Dolgin
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454832577
Release Date: 2014-12-09
Genre: Law

Bioethics and the Law takes a multidisciplinary approach that combines legal discussion with jurisprudential, philosophical, and sociological materials. Strong expressions of different points of view highlight debates about bioethical issues. The text underscores the need to mediate between the law's focus on broad rules and the bioethicist's concern with context and detail. Students are required to consider the ethical implications of health care as a business, face the shifting parameters of the provider/patient relationship in healthcare, and understand the role of government in designing and implementing healthcare programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Bioethics and the Law supplements the traditional focus of bioethics on the interest of the individual with a second focus on the socio-economic developments that shape healthcare. Connecting broad public healthcare issues to concerns of the individual patient/healthcare consumer, the text promotes understanding of unsettling and complex situations and shows the implications of bioethical developments for understandings of personhood. A helpful glossary defines basic terms and several short appendices summarize recent developments in science and technology. The Third Edition offers in-depth examination of new questions and debates among health care professionals, lawyers, and bioethicists. Separate sections are devoted to issues related to individuals and those related primarily to communities. A significantly expanded discussion of access to health care explores the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the debate about its constitutionality as well as new material on the social determinants of health and global health ethics. A new chapter on privacy and essentialism focuses on bioethical questions occasioned by genetic information and neuroimaging. There is new consideration of discrimination in health care as well as new material on its business aspects. Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents: in-depth examination of new questions and debates among health care professionals, lawyers, and bioethicists separate sections on issues related to individuals and those related to communities significantly expanded discussion of access to health care the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and debate about its constitutionality new material on the social determinants of health and global health ethics , a new chapter on privacy and essentialism, focusing on bioethical questions around genetic information and neuroimaging consideration of discrimination in health care new material on the business aspects of health care

Bioethics and Public Health Law

Author: David Orentlicher
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454819462
Release Date: 2013-05-31
Genre: Law

Bioethics and Public Health Law is based on Part II--The Patient, the Provider, and the State, of parent book Health Care Law and Ethics, and adds additional coverage a variety of issues and topics not covered in the parent book. Integrating public health, financial and ethical issues, this casebook uses compelling case law, clear notes, compelling problems and comprehensive background information to illuminate the complex and dynamic field of bioethics and public health care law. The Third Edition includes recent cases and developments in biotech, including stem cell research and gene patents, and has been updated for HIPPA coverage, DNA research and biobanks. Discussions of confidentiality and informed consent include new legislative and judicial responses to posthumous reproduction and the challenges arising from international reproductive tourism. Features: Comprehensive yet concise, this casebook covers all aspects of bioethics and the complex relationships between patients, providers, the state, and public health institutions. Includes cases and materials on Bioethics not found in the parent book, including: Duty to treat. Wrongful reasons to reject patients. Discrimination. Informed consent and experimentation. Confidentiality. Conflicts of interest. The right to health care. Integrates public health and ethics issues from a relational perspective. Companion website provides background materials, updates of important events, additional relevant topics and links to other resources on the Internet. Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition includes: Sections on confidentiality and conflict of interest. Expanded coverage of palliative care, DNA research and biobanks. Updates for HIPPA coverage and enforcement, PrEP for persons at risk for HIV, public health measures and litigation regarding obesity and nutrition. International aspects of public health, including Millenium Goals, WHO reform, and efforts to improve global health governance. Legislative and judicial responses to posthumous reproduction, anonymity for game donors New biotech case law, including Sherley v. Sebelius and Ass'n for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Children Parents and the Law

Author: Leslie J. Harris
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 0735507139
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

CHILDREN, PARENTS AND THE LAW: Public and Private Authority in the Home, Schools, and Juvenile Courts offers the perfect balance of perspective and coverage for your child-focused law course. This highly teachable book is also ideal for child-focused courses that deal with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.