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1. Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Transactions, 2004 Edition
by Jack S. Levin
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Asin: 0735548854
Catlog: Book (2004-04)
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Sales Rank: 186830
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Now, you can minimize your clients' tax liability and avoid legal pitfalls, as well as maximize returns on successful transactions and be prepared for all of the potential benefits, with Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Transactions.

Here at last is one-step-at-a-time, start-to-finish structural guidance for the following common business transactions:

- Venture capital financing,
- New business start-ups,
- Brains-and-money deals,
- Growth-equity investments,
- Leveraged and management buyouts,
- Industry consolidations,
- Troubled company workouts and reorganizations,
- Going public,
- Selling a business,
and Forming a private equity fund.

Guided by Jack S. Levin's dynamic, transaction-by-transaction approach, you'll make the tax, legal, and economic structuring consequences of every deal benefit your client every time.

In this extraordinary hands-on resource by the most sought-after authority in the field, you'll see exactly how to:

Distribute the tax burden in your client's favor;
Maximize returns on successful transactions;
Control future rights to exit a profitable investment
...and turn every transaction into a winning venture! ... Read more


2. Legal Nurse Consulting:Principles and Practices, Second Edition
by Patricia W. Iyer, Amer Asso Of Legal Nurse Consultants
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Asin: 0849314186
Catlog: Book (2002-11-25)
Publisher: CRC Press
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Designed to meet the needs of both novice and advanced practitioners, the first edition of Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice established standards and defined the core curriculum of legal nurse consulting. It also guided the development of the certification examination administered by the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board. The extensive revisions and additions in Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice, Second Edition make this bestselling reference even more indispensable. The most significant change is the inclusion of 15 new chapters, each of which highlights an important aspect of legal nurse consulting practice:Entry into the SpecialtyCertificationNursing Theory: Applications to Legal Nurse ConsultingElements of Triage for Medical MalpracticeEvaluating Nursing Home CasesPrinciples of Evaluating Personal Injury CasesCommon Mechanisms of Injury in Personal Injury CasesERISA and HMO LitigationThe LNC as Case ManagerReport PreparationLocating and Working with Expert WitnessesThe Role of the LNC in Preparation of Technical Demonstrative EvidenceMarketingGrowing a BusinessBusiness EthicsLegal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice, Second Edition presents up-to-date, practical information on consulting in a variety of practice environments and legal areas. Whether you are an in-house LNC or you work independently, this book is your definitive guide to legal nurse consulting. ... Read more


3. How to Start & Build a Law Practice, 5th Edition
by Jay G. Foonberg
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Catlog: Book (2004-06)
Publisher: American Bar Association
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Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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A classic ABA bestseller, you'll find over 100 chapters packed with techniques for getting started. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars The most dog-eared book I own...
Grandmaster Foonberg is at the top of the law practice "how to" food chain with How to Start and Build a Law Practice. Frankly, I own not the millenium model but the Third Edition (it was a little weak on the technology side), but the lessons taught by the mythical Foonberg are invaluable - foremost among them: "it's better not to do the work and not get paid than to do the work and not get paid." Just too much here to miss, all put together in small vignette-style chapters. Lots of substance. A MUST have for lawyers. Get it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy Reading...Practical...Great Buy!
As I've already said...this is an easy reading, practical book about starting your own law practice. Foonberg is straight forward in explaining things and includes many samples of his ideas. Great buy for anyone planning on hanging out their own shingle!

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential for starting a new practice
I bought this for a discounted rate from the ABA when I was a Law Student. After reading it, I would have been willing to pay 5 times the actual price (albeit, I would not have ever bought to find out it was worth that much). Far too many times I have bought one of these "How to" books and found it too much BS and not enough substance. Foonberg minimzes the BS and maximizes the substance. My only critique is I would like to get a littl emore information about marketing and getting clients in my doors from day 1. He addresses the issue but a methodology would have been nice. All in all, the book is a tremendous resource. If you are starting a practice/firm, I HIGHLY recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars The proof is in the pudding
I am a trial attorney in a city of about 220,000 people, and for more than 2 years I considered breaking away from firm life and starting my own shop. I read Foonberg's 3rd edition of the same title, then purchased this one. I read, dreamed, re-read, and then started planning. I used this book as my primary guide, while also gleaning some "nuggets" from other publications. I will say, however, that this book BY FAR provided the most guidance and the most detail.

Just over a month ago, I took the plunge and started my own solo practice. I had re-financed my house and took some cash out to ensure I could survive for about 6 months just on that money. ... And I am happy to say that it wasn't necessary. I am "in the black" after only the first month! In fact, I am SO busy, that I either need to limit my practice or rent a larger place to hire a paralegal. It's not like I'm taking everything that walks in either. On the contrary, I am refusing quite a bit of work, but it seems like the more bad cases I turn away, the more good cases come in.

My success is unusual, but can be duplicated with the same methodical planning using this book as a "bible" of sorts. It was on my nightstand for more than a year, and now it sits in my credenza in my new office. I cannot recommend this book enough to the attorney that is considering going on his/her own. It is truly a great resource. I actually plan on purchasing the new (5th) edition when it comes out, even though I'm already on my own. It is simply that useful. ... And don't be surprised if you can't find it in the local law library! It is usually either checked out or stolen.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book for the solo attorney
Good book for the solo, but the book has some repetitions in it. The book appears as if Foonberg wrote a series of short articles and the bound them to make a book. Regardless, the book has lots of good information in it. ... Read more


4. Law and Economics (4th Edition) (Addison-Wesley Series in Economics)
by Robert Cooter, Thomas Ulen
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Catlog: Book (2003-08-04)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Solid Introduction to Law and Economics
In a sense, this book is quite curious. Because law and economics is a discipline in its infancy, a book of this nature has to tread the fine line between serving as a distanced text and engaging in the dialogue of current research. And in both respects, Cooter and Ulen do a magnificent job of doing just that.

Law and economics is a branch of jurisprudence that aims to frame legal questions in terms of economic efficiency. While some maintain that legal questions can purely be reduced to economic ones, Cooter and Ulen take - rightly, in my view - the more conservative stance that economics can describe at least part of the legal question. It turns out, however, that the methodologies presented in this book are useful in reducing most legal problems to ones of economic efficiency.

This is a textbook for beginners. It presupposes virtually no knowledge on economics or law -- a brief synopsis of microeconomics and English common law system is presented at the outset. The rest of the book utilizes economic methodologies in analyzing legal problems of property, contract, torts, common law and criminal law.

However, there is a caveat. As law and economics is a burgeoning and diverse field, many important details are omitted. Most notably, the distinction between different schools of law and economics is saliently missing. This book adopts the "Posnerian" or "Chicago" school of law and economics; that is, analyzing legal questions using the framework of wealth maximization. This scaffold is one of many schools of law and economics, including the "Virginia School" and the "Rochester School."

Taking this into note, however, does not mitigate this book's clarity or exposition. This is a solid although incomplete introduction to law and economics. Recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fast delivery and excellent quality...
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5-0 out of 5 stars Expensive, but a good investment
This is a nice textbook. If you're looking for a good introduction to the field of law and economics intermediate between Mercuro/Medema's _Economics and the Law_ (low brainstrain) and Thomas Miceli's _Economics of the Law_ (high brainstrain), this one is a good choice.

One of the things I especially like about Cooter and Ulen's approach is that they are careful _not_ to reduce law to economics (or vice versa, for that matter). Their claim is simply that law and economics have a lot to learn from one another. And this claim is hard to argue with, no matter what other criticisms I might make about some parts of the law-and-economics movement.

For example, people who work with the law may tend to think of law as a means (solely) of securing justice, unaware that law also provides a complex structure of what economists would call "incentives" which promote what economists would call "efficiency". On the other hand, economists may tend to take for granted the existence of such institutions as property rights and contracts, and the meaning of such terms as "voluntary." These things are not as simple as they appear (as any first-year law student could tell you, although lots of "pop libertarians" probably couldn't), and legal scholarship has developed a lot of machinery for dealing with them.

So this textbook, after a short opening chapter, devotes two not-overlong and altogether mainstream summary-and-overview chapters to, respectively, microeconomic theory and law. This means that a reader from either discipline can learn the basics of the other before proceeding to the meat of the analysis.

Then the real work starts. Cooter and Ulen do a thorough job of presenting, in a readable and accessible manner, the basics of the economic analysis of the law of property, torts, contracts, legal procedure, crime, and all the other neat stuff on which the law-and-economics movement has based its reputation -- i.e., the application of economic theory to the study of law beyond the traditional bounds of, e.g., antitrust and other areas of law directly concerned with economics.

It's designed to be eminently readable. Judgments like the one I'm about to render are notoriously subjective, but overall, the text strikes me as a good mix of clear expository prose, a well-chosen range of helpful examples, sound theory, and audience-appropriate mathematics (algebra and graphing). More advanced texts -- e.g. the aforementioned Miceli, and _Introduction to Law and Economics by A. Mitchell Polinsky -- are harder to read than this one unless you've got some math background. (Polinsky doesn't actually _use_ all that much math, but I think readers without some mathematical experience will find his book more difficult reading than this one.)

References abound; every chapter closes with at least a handful of them. So the text also doubles as a bibliography and introduction to what is rapidly becoming a vast literature.

If you're introducing yourself to the field, this book is a good investment. If you have a sufficiently strong background in mathematics, you _may_ be able to start with either Miceli or Polinsky (or both) and give this one a pass. But you'll miss a lot of helpful introductory discussion.

Besides, this book has been something of a classic in the field ever since it was first published. If you have any interest in this field at all, you'll probably want to pick up a copy eventually.

(It will probably _not_ help you much in law school, by the way, at least in the beginning. If you're just looking for an introduction to law and economics sufficient to get you started as a law student, I recommend Mercuro/Medema. You can go on to Posner and Landes and Shavell and Calabresi and the rest of them later.)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Book On A Great Topic
Originally, I bought this for a class in college and it remains one of the few texts that I kept. I was studying economics and had always imagined that I would go to law school some day so I took this class. The result was I went back sooner and fell in love with concept of looking at law through an economic lens. To this day, I will pull this book down from the shelf to rethink about a question using the tools this book provides.

The best part about this book is that is not overly complex or attempting to over simplify. Rather, its beauty is found in Cooter & Ulen's use of a well-timed example, beautifully simple diagrams, and realizing that this book is only an introduction to a controversial and complex subject matter. If you want to read Judge Posner's treatise I highly recommend it, but if you want to begin to understand why Posner and those like myself argue for this type of analysis-start here.

This book is expensive, but I would buy it again. If you're even remotely interested in this beautiful hybrid of human though, I strongly recommend you buy this. If you have to buy it for a class as I did, I would hold on to it and read it again without an eye toward the exam. I know it will be a good beer resale at the end of the semester, but I think in the long-run you'll be glad you kept it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good intro to Law & Econ
As one who both read this book and studied under Professor Ulen, I found this book to be an excellent introduction to the field. No, this is not a huge treatise on the subject, nor is it meant to be. It is designed to reach people familiar with either law or economics and broaden their understanding of the other field. In this, it succeeds quite well. ... Read more


5. Plan Your Estate (Plan Your Estate National Edition)
by Denis Clifford, Cora Jordan
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Catlog: Book (2004-11-01)
Publisher: Nolo.com
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Plan Your Estate covers everything from the basics of wills and living trusts to sophisticated tax-saving strategies. The authors give you straightforward, plain-English explanations of every significant estate-planning option available, so you can make the best decisions for you and those you love.

The book covers:

*federal estate and gift taxes *trusts used to control property left to beneficiaries *charitable remainder trusts *durable powers of attorney *living wills *funerals and burials

Completely updated, the 7th edition discusses new state estate tax rules, the new "disclaimer trust" for couples who aren't sure whether they need an AB trust, educational saving plans for kids, transfer-on-death deeds to avoid probate for real estate – and much more. Good for all states except Louisiana. ... Read more


6. Torts Personal Injury Litigation
by William P. Statsky
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"Torts Personal Injury Litigation", 4th Edition is a necessity for paralegal and legal secretary students.Complete with current "hot topic" legal issues, this 4th edition provides an in-depth overview of the law of torts and identifies the role of the paralegal within tort litigation.Case studies examine such timely controversial issues as AIDS, the alleged tort committed by President Clinton, breast implants and attacks on abortion clinics.These case studies allow the reader to examine court opinions, which are the central documents in the law of torts. ... Read more


7. A Gift of Fire
by Sara Baase
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Catlog: Book (2002-07-15)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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This book explores social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional and economic implications of computing from a computer scientist's point of view. It covers the issues individuals face as members of a technological society and offers guidance for professionals in computer-related fields. One of the book's goals is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large.Chapter topics cover privacy and personal information, encryption and interception of communications, freedom of speech in cyberspace, intellectual property, computer crime, computers and work, broader issues on the impact and control of computers, and professional ethics and responsibilities.For programmers and software engineers. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars very exciting and thought provoking
it's a great book to begin in-class discussions

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Accessible
Because the author's ethics class at SDSU uses this text as a primary source, I may be a bit biased in my judgment of this book. For the class, it was an excellent reference, bringing up interesting points for discussion and showcasing these points with anecdotes -- some humorous, some downright frightening. Baase's writing style is accessible to a wide audience, and even the parts that, by virtue of being part of a textbook, are dry and only mildly interesting are digestible.

If you're looking for a book that will give you a general overview of problems associated with computing, this book will hit the spot. Without any noticable bias, it provides information from different perspectives, and even gives fair treatment to Luddites.

A good, solid choice.

5-0 out of 5 stars A GIFT OF FIRE
IN GIFT OF FIRE SARA BAASE ATTEMPTS TO COVER THE FULL RANGE OF SOCIAL, LEGAL, AND ETHICAL ISSUES RAISED BY COMPUTING.

4-0 out of 5 stars Price
What's up with the price? It's cheaper at Barnes and Noble...by 7 buck ... Read more


8. Business Law Today, Essentials : Text and Summarized Cases--E-Commerce, Legal, Ethical and International Environment
by Roger LeRoy Miller, Gaylord A. Jentz
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This text is a briefer paperback version of the widely-adopted Miller/Jentz BUSINESS LAW TODAY: THE STANDARD EDITION.THE ESSENTIALS offers the very same traits that have made that book so successful edition after edition ? fundamentally that it provides the legal credibility and authoritativeness of a traditional business law book, while also offering the visual appeal and student friendly features students are used to seeing in books for many of their other courses.Though the text is ?fun? for students to read, it does not accomplish this at the expense of important information ? it goes into the necessary detail to completely explain law topics. The book truly offers an instructor the best of both worlds ? a credible business law source, which students will be motivated to read.Its magic and the cornerstone of its widespread success is in this ability to appeal to both instructors and students without being mutually exclusive.It also offers the most comprehensive teaching and learning support package on the market, with something to fit many different instructional or learning styles ? a reflection of West Legal Studies in Business?s ongoing commitment to partnership, leadership, and innovation in providing the highest quality materials available for Business Law instructors and students.This text explicitly meets the AACSB curriculum requirements. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A digest of rules too broad for serious instructional use.
The 5th Edition of "Business Law Today, The Essentials" is a slightly pared down, paper-bound version of the authors' hard back college text "Business Law Today, - Text and Summarized Cases, Legal, Ethical,Regulatory and International Environment."

SUMMARY.The book fillsthe bill as a "Readers Digest" reference work on general legalprinciples. But, it is too broad in its treatment to be a reliable resourcefor comprehensive instructional purposes.

BASIS. This reviewer is anattorney with over 25 years experience teaching business law.The writeruses the 5th edition of this work, and used the 2d, 3d and 4th editions ofthe text, as a required instructional resource in accordance withdirections from academic administrators.

POSITIVE ASPECTS.

- The 5thedition of "Business Law Today, The Essentials" is well writtenand very readable. The presentation is visually attractive.

- It includesnew material on the up-to-date issues created by e-commerce and cyberlaw.

- There are excellent chapter summaries highlighting, in outlineform, the major topics covered in the chapter.

- There are numerousmarginal references to Web sites and sources for additional help andinformation.

CONCERNS.

- Content appears to have been sacrificed foraesthetic white space & wide margins.This has been a continuingtrend.With each "new edition" there has been less and less textualmaterial.Major legal concepts are given a short treatment of only asentence or two. However, the interesting and provocative discussionquestions at the end of the chapters raise issues which, if they have beenaddressed by the courts, cannot be correctly resolved based on theinformation in the text. The result is students have a misconception as tohow a principle works or how the majority of courts might rule.Whenmissing information is added by the instructor, student reaction isfrustration and distrust of the text.

-Whole concepts have been deletedfrom text between editions.(Although, thankfully, the topic of usury, amajor concept in business law which was totally deleted from the 4thedition, is again mentioned in the 5th edition.)

- Case examples toooften tend to focus on the more colorful, unusual exception to acontrolling legal principle, rather than explaining the rationale for themajority rule or demonstrating how a principle works in daily businesssituations.The result is often student confusion, since one does notlearn a general principle where the only example of the its application isan exceptional situation where the general rule is not apply.

- Supportmaterials and test bank answers to questions are unreliable.While theanswers given in the test bank are legally correct, about 10-15% of thetime it is reported the correct answer to a test bank question cannot beextracted from the textual explanation on the cited page in "TheEssentials" edition of the text. ... Read more


9. The Nuremberg Interviews
by LEON GOLDENSOHN
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Catlog: Book (2004-10-05)
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10. Law School Survival Kit
by Jeff Adachi
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Publisher: Survival Series
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The Law School Survival Kit is the most comprehensive book on how to succeed in the first year of law school.Most professors teach the law and spend little time on exam writing techniques.In this book learn how to prepare for the Socratic method of teaching, how to read and brief cases, outline and write for law school examinations. ... Read more


11. The Official Guide to Legal Specialties
by Lisa L. Abrams, National Association for Law Placement, National Association for Law Placement, NALP
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Publisher: Harcourt Brace Legal and Professional Publica
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Whether you're thinking about law school, already a law student or a practicing attorney looking for the right fit, you'll find that the Official Guide to Legal Specialties is filled with practical information about the wide array of legal career options available to you. The book is based on interviews with 130 practicing attorneys in thirty different practice areas. Practice areas range from corporate practice to criminal litigation to intellectual property to environmental law---and everything in between. Some attorneys interviewed work in law firms, others in government agencies, and still others in corporations and public interest organizations. They all have one thing in common---they enjoy their work and look forward to getting up in the morning. As you read this book, you'll hear from attorneys who are passionate about practicing law, and you'll find out what makes their work not just exciting, but rewarding.

To help law students, prospective law students, and law graduates learn about the skills, law school classes and law school experiences that would best prepare them for various practice areas, every attorney interviewed was asked the same set of questions:

Where do attorneys in your practice specialty work?
Who are your clients and what types of cases or issues do you work on?
What daily activities are involved in your practice?
What do you find rewarding about your field of practice?
What path did you take to practice in this specialty area?
What classes and law school experiences (such as internships, club membership, summer work experience, etc.) do you recommend to students?

The Official Guide to Legal Specialties provides you with the information essential to career planning. It will help you identify the skills required by each practice area, and thus help you find the practice area or areas that best fit you. A good fit is the critical step in finding satisfaction in--and passion for--law practice. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A very useful book for yourself or to counsel others
I work in the career services field and have found this book very helpful in counselling law students. Most law students come into law school with a vague notion of what they want to do, but no sense of what it really means to practice a particular kind of law. Ms. Abrams book gives them a real-world account of what lawyers in each specialty do all day and what they can expect out of their careers. I'd highly recommend this to anyone considering a legal career or anyone helping those who are.

5-0 out of 5 stars How to appear knowledgeable during on-campus interviews:
For anyone who needs an edge over competition during recruiting season, here is your ticket. Abrams' books is well-organized, comprehensive and illuminating. If you read it, you will learn the most basic lingo of the various legal practice areas. You will also be able to identify the specialities that suit your personality (for instance litigation and corporate are very different). You'll enter the interview process more self-aware and be aware of what's out there; as a result you'll be able to effectively market yourself to particular firms. If you don't read the Official Guide and don't know anything about the different practices of law yet, how do you know you are not making a mistake pursuing the practice of law? Read it, then apply for those jobs.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good points and bad points
This book contains some useful information about various practice areas. However, it also leaves out highly pertinent information.

I am an ex-litigation attorney who left litigation because it was too confrontational. There is not a word in the litigation section of this book about the necessity of confrontation in this practice area. Instead the book talks about how litigation allows lawyers to develop "relationships" with clients.

In general this book discusses the positives of each practice area without discussing the negatives. But the negatives can be highly relevant and very helpful when deciding what area of law is not for you. By reading this book you get the idea that you could enjoy numerous practice areas when this may not in fact be the case. Use the book for the information it does contain, but do so cautiuosly, keeping in mind that you need to dig further to find out the full truth about a practice area in which you are interested.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide
This book is awesome. I would give this book 10 stars if possible because it details the major specialties of law in an interesting way. Each chapter defines a specialty and includes advice from lawyers practicing in that field. Though it is not a text book, it defines terms dealing with each specialty and gives examples of that type of law in society. This book shows that the field of law is vast and I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about careers in the legal field.

4-0 out of 5 stars very informative
I wanted to check out the different areas of practice so I could get a better grasp of hwat was offered and this book does just that. ... Read more


12. Introduction to Law and the Legal System
by Frank A. Schubert
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Catlog: Book (2004-05-01)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
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Broad coverage, flexible organization, and an introductory level structure make Introduction to Law suitable for a variety of departments and. The text provides students with an overview of the U.S. legal system using real cases to illustrate the substance of the law, as well as major functions and procedures, promoting development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • New! Updated cases in almost every chapter keep students informed of the most current issues.
  • New! An Internet Tip feature refers students to additional case material on the companion web site.
  • New! The companion web site includes chapter outlines, useful links, and additional cases to help reinforce and illustrate concepts addressed in the text.

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13. Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About the American Legal System
by Jay M. Feinman
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Thanks to TV cop shows, most Americans can probably recite the Miranda warnings, but do they know when the warnings do--and do not--apply? Tort reformers cite the $2.7 million in punitive damages a jury awarded a little old lady in Albuquerque when the cup of coffee she had set between her legs spilled and scalded her. These crusaders against "excessive" damage awards do not usually note that the trial judge reduced the award to $480,000, or that the coffee was 20 degrees hotter than competitors' coffee.

The law is all around. People continually invoke their rights, and every year millions of Americans are involved in formal legal proceedings. Yet most people are ignorant of even the basic concepts and organizing principles of U.S. law. Into the breach comes Jay Feinman's engrossing book Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About the American Legal System. Akin to a crash course in the first year of law school, Law 101 is a clearly written, eminently readable guide to the tenets of our legal system. It is structured around basic questions such as "If a contract is unfair, can a court refuse to enforce it?" and replete with clarifying examples--real and hypothetical. In explaining battery, Feinman writes: "If someone consents to a certain bodily invasion, he does not necessarily consent to any bodily invasion, however. When Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are in a boxing match, Holyfield has consented to Tyson punching him in the nose ... but he has not consented to Tyson biting off a piece of his ear." Much clearer.

Law 101 won't instruct you on how to write your will or get divorced, but it will educate you at a more systematic level. It is also a great read. --J.R. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Every American should read this book
I heard about this book on a web page about good books to read prior to law school. I just finished reading it yesterday, and I am very impressed. The author writes in such a way that any reader can acquire a basic understanding of our legal system. He explores the foundational areas of our body of laws, and he describes both sides of hotly debated issues such as abortion and the death penalty. Most of all, the author emphasizes that the law is not something that ordinary people cannot understand. It is not just for lawyers, judges, and politicians. Rather, the law is determined by the way we shape our society, and it starts from the ground up.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Intro to the Basics - and a fun read!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about the basics of law but does not want to read through tedious, mind-numbing text. This book covers a lot of ground (basically all of the main doctrines of US law) and is entertaining at the same time due to the author's clear / concise narrative and numerous examples.

From the beginning, Feinman explains that "law is not in the law books" but that law "lives in conduct; it exists in the interactions of judges, lawyers and ordinary citizens". Law is how we interpret it to be at a given time - it is in and of the people. From this and other insights, Feinman has helped me gain a greater appreciation for the US legal system as well as making me a more legal savvy citizen. In this day and age this is important - at one time or another we will all have to consult a lawyer for something.

4-0 out of 5 stars Understand the law, but not how to write a will
Although I do not regret my decision, after deferring entry to law school for three years, to finally choose another vocation, I maintain a strong interest in legal philosophy and history, and comparative and international law. For me, Jay Feinman's book was an especially delightful find on the law section of a general bookstore. Few jurists, other than those like Alan Dershowitz and Richard Posner, seem to communicate clearly and effectively in non-specialist books which can satisfy curiosity outside of immediate needs such as writing wills or understanding consumer rights.

The claim of this book to provide "everything" you need to know about American law is undoubtedly exagerrated. This being said, Feinman provides a clear, thoughtful, and insightful coverage of the essentials of all that is covered in the first-year curriculum of a first-year U.S. law school program without the pain of wading through extensive case material - contracts, criminal law, torts, property, constitutional law, and legal procedure.

The strength of this book lies in its emphasis on the open nature of many legal issues -- where there are no straightforward answers. I especially enjoyed, in the section on constitutional law, the superb discussion of the scope of the justiciability doctrine which eshews intrusion of courts into the authority of other branches of government. But what exactly constitues a nonjusticiable political question which the courts should not decide?

An extract from the author's section on civil procedure underscores his invitation to the reader to avoid thinking about the law as cut and dried subject matter and process: "The lesson from all of this is that clear, rigid legal rules are often not what they appear to be. They either produce injustice as they are applied in varying fact situations, or they demand interpretations and exceptions - yet interpretations and exceptions cause complexity and uncertainty. Broad, flexible legal rules, on the other hand, give the courts great discretion, and discretion produces conflicting decisions and uncertain rules, which is another form of complexity and injustice."

The last one and a half pages are a tour de force in clarity and simplicity for those seeking to appreciate legal reasoning. It identifies a limited set of questions which can be applied to any layman's encounter with legal issues in newspapers or eleswhere, and give him some sense of what lawyers and judges have to do.

Readers show be aware that this book, while a good introduction to the frame of mind of a U.S. jurist, is not intended to be a comprehensive introduction to the U.S. legal system.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Pre-law student must
I was advised to read this book before I enter law school in the fall, and I'm glad I did. I knew little about torts, contracts, and all other aspects of introductory law before this book (I still know little, but know more than before). Feinman writes well and easy to understand. He explains the concepts and theories behind the law and fills almost every page with real life examples from previous cases. This is an excellent read even for those not going to law school. The laws and theories governing our everyday lives are contained in simple format here in this book. You can't afford not to read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent intro to the law
I'm not an attorney, nor do I plan to attend law school. Nevertheless, this book is a sophisticated, but highly readable introduction to the law. Executives from all industries who need a legal primer should start here. ... Read more


14. An Educated Guide to Speeding Tickets: How to Beat & Avoid Them
by Richard Wallace
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5-0 out of 5 stars Simply The BEST Book I Have Read!
I have read them all, every book on beating speeding tickets, including the one a reader here recommends entitled Beat Your Ticket-Go To Court And Win, and I can only say the best book I have read so far is the one by Richard Wallace called An Educated Guide to Speeding Tickets, How To Beat and Avoid Them. His book reads the easiest, its not full of legal mumbo jumbo, just plain facts, easy enough to understand and follow so that anybody can fight a speeding ticket in his or her own state.

Based on the reviews I see here on Amazon, his book seems to work well. And who ever heard of an author personally returning every phone call from a reader? Dont be fooled by other books who claim to be the best, I bought this one, read it, loved it and approve of it overall above all others.I learned SO much from this book like for example, offer to make charitable donations to the court in lieu of a fine, nobody in ANY other book tells you that. This is the one, simply put. Get it if you need to fight a speeding ticket. Seeya...and thanks Amazon.

5-0 out of 5 stars DEFINITELY WORTH BUYING!!! IT WORKS!!!
I have seen many books of similiar contents and this was byfar the best book that I have ever seen...Mr. Wallace really tells itlike it is and I won in court in Massachusetts and saved $250.00 in fines because of his personal over the phone help. He actually called me back to talk to me about my problem. I do not know of any other authors who personally return their calls. This book worked for me and I recommend it to anybody who wants to get help in fighting a speeding ticket in court. And you would be surprised to find out how many people have no clue how to avoid getting stopped by the police. His chapter on Avoiding Getting Stopped has some good tips. Thanks!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Book, Easy Read, Great Information, Alot of Value
This book read very easy, and was full of information that helped me prepare my case for traffic court in New York a couple of months ago. I only paid $15.95 for this book and beat my ticket in court and saved $120.00 for the fine and I have no idea how much I saved by not having to pay insurance rate increases, so YES, this book worked in my favor. The tip I used which I actually got by calling Mr. Wallace direct in his office after reading the book, was to challenge the officer on his shooting capability since my ticket was issued by an officer using laser. I asked the officer if he could shoot a moving car with his gun and he said maybe, so I continued the questions along that line by asking him how could he be sure then he had the correct car stopped when he pointed the laser gun at me as my car was in a pack of like 6 other cars. The officer told me he believed he was sure it was my car. I told the judge there was reasonable doubt if the right car was stopped and the judge believed it and dismissed the case! What I found most helpful was that if you needed additional help with your case, you can call the author and he helps you out. I highly recommend this book to everybody! You gotta buy it today! It works very well.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but lacks important information.
Since this book was written by a police officer and not a lawyer, it's strong on the traffic violation end but weak on the courtroom end of things. For example, it goes into great detail on the different methods used for judging your speed; what to say and what not to say when you're pulled over; different radar faults such as shadowing, bumping, and batching; and what a "tracking history" is. This is great stuff for planning a defense strategy in court.

However, this book falters when it comes to legal details. It tells you nothing about the forms you should use before going to court, like the "Informal Discovery Request" which allows you to request a copy of the officer's notes along with an engineering and traffic survey. Failure of the city to provide these documents (which is what usually happens) can result in dismissal of your case - something not even mentioned in Wallace's book. There is also scant advice on what to say in court, and when to say it.

I would recommend getting Wallace's book along with "Fight Your Ticket in California" by Attorney David W. Brown. These two books, taken together, will give you a more complete picture, from the traffic stop to the courtroom, of what you need to do to win your case. Despite the title, David Brown's book is invaluable no matter what state you're located in. Brown's and Wallace's books compliment each other - what one lacks, the other one has.

I just beat my radar speeding ticket in court today because the arresting officer failed to show up - even though I saw him in the parking lot just fifteen minutes before our court session started! Based on what I learned reading Wallace's book, I realized that the officer had a weak case. And because I sent an "Informal Discovery Request" to the city police department, the city attorney, and the district attorney as recommended in Brown's book, I believe that the officer realized that he would be up against someone who knew what he was doing, and thus he chose not to appear.

One weakness in Wallace's book is that it has a lot of needlessly repeated verbiage (For example, "This book is only to be used as a guide..." is found numerous times throughout the book.) and useless generalities such as "You must create doubt in any way to convince a judge to dismiss the case." Also, some advice is of dubious value, like Wallace's suggestion that you follow and videotape the officer as he drives home from his work.

Get this book, and Brown's book, and spend a lot of time studying them and planning your defense. You'll have a good chance of beating your ticket in court.

5-0 out of 5 stars MAKES A GREAT GIFT FOR HIM AND THE KIDS!
I am a mom who has 2 teenage sons and a husband who loves cars. He is also a salesman and is always on the road. He has gotten his fair share of tickets. His last ticket was in October of 2003. With my help, (I bought the Educated Guide for him) we fought back here in California and won in court. We proved to the judge that the area where my husband got his ticket was not properly posted. Mr. Wallace suggests checking the road where the ticket was issued to see if there are speed limit signs every 500 feet or so. In our case, the nearest sign was over 2 miles away. The judge felt that was a reasonable arguement and we had the case thrown out! Thanks for the great book and it makes the perfect book for the man in your life or if you have kids who drive or about to drive and need to learn how to avoid getting a speeding ticket in the first place. I highly recommend this book to everybody. It was WELL worth the $20.00 I paid for it. Our ticket was $275 and we had it thrown out! ... Read more


15. Client at the Core : Marketing and Managing Today's Professional Services Firm
by AugustAquila, Bruce W.Marcus
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"August Aquila and Bruce Marcus reward readers of Client at the Core with an imaginative map for the perilous journey through the twists and turns of marketing and managing today’s professional services firm.It is creative and thorough."
–Gerry Riskin, Partner, Edge International

"The authors have captured the changing role of professional services marketing and firm management.There is valuable insight [in this] down-to-earth guide to competing successfully in the new environment."
–David Maister, author and consultant

"The book is a masterpiece!Aquila and Marcus have produced the essential guide for managing a professional services firm.They’ve marshaled their considerable real-life experiences and far-reaching vision into a veritable operating manual for the successful firm."
–Rick Telberg, Editor at Large, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

"At its heart, this book is the running shoe for legal and accounting professionals who want to put the client first.Following the evolution of the industry over the past twenty-five years, this must-have for every professional services firm is the key to leading in the turbulent and highly competitive waters ahead."
–Richard S. Levick, Esq., President, Levick Strategic Communications, LLC
coauthor,Stop the Presses: The Litigation PR Desk Reference

"Client selection and retention is one of the critical success factors for a professional services firm, and Aquila and Marcus do a masterful job at educating us on the necessary ingredients of each.The chapters on firm governance and paying for performance are thought provoking and certainly challenging to the conventional wisdom.If you want a better understanding of marketing and leading a professional firm in these turbulent times, this book is essential."
–Ronald J. Baker, author, Professional’s Guide to Value Pricing and The Firm of the Future

"Client at the Core is a commonsense approach to keeping your professional services firm relevant in the twenty-first century’s client-driven economy.Aquila and Marcus have hit a home run with their insightful analysis and poignant prose."
–Jeffrey S. Pawlow, Managing Shareholder, The Growth Partnership, Inc. ... Read more


16. Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy (Casebook)
by Robert V. Percival, Christopher H. Schroeder, Alan S. Miller, James P. Leape
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17. Executive Compensation
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5-0 out of 5 stars STERN'S MANAGEMENT REVIEW - OUR HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
This one-volume in-depth reference covers: a perspective on executive compensation; negotiating employment contracts; annual incentive plan design; using equity; nonqualified deferred plans; life insurance; perquisites; mergers and acquisitions; tax exempt employers; special issues for start-up companies; settlement, arbitration and litigation; and much more. The work is detailed and very comprehensive. Includes a special section on parachute agreements, example forms, citations and table of cases, and a detailed subject index. Highly useful for addressing major and technical issues. Our highest recommendation. ... Read more


18. Psychology Applied to Law
by Mark Costanzo
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PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO LAW is a friendly, engaging introduction to the exciting field of psychology and law. Drawing on research in social, cognitive, clinical, and developmental psychology, the author shows how psychology can be used to enhance the gathering of evidence, improve legal decision-making, and promote justice. Although the emphasis is on psychological research, the book makes extensive use of actual cases and real trials to draw students into the material and to illustrate the relevance of research findings.Concise but comprehensive, this brief introduction to the field gives professors the flexibility to assign additional books or articles. PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO LAW is a lively alternative to traditional textbooks. ... Read more


19. The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib
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The Torture Papers document the so-called 'torture memos' and reports which US government officials wrote to prepare the way for, and to document, coercive interrogation and torture in Afghanistan, Guantanamo, and Abu Ghraib. These documents present for the first time a compilation of materials that prior to publication have existed only piecemeal in the public domain. The Bush Administration, concerned about the legality of harsh interrogation techniques, understood the need to establish a legally viable argument to justify such procedures. The memos and reports document the systematic attempt of the US Government to prepare the way for torture techniques and coercive interrogation practices, forbidden under international law, with the express intent of evading legal punishment in the aftermath of any discovery of these practices and policies. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A recorded history of sadism, incompetence, and cowardice
The editors of this book have done a fine job, and the publisher should be commended for bringing this sizable collection to print. Due to the size of the book, long periods of time would be required to read all of the memorandums in it. A great deal of information can be gained however from the perusal of even a small number of these memorandums. They give an inside view of the workings of a collection of individuals who are far from the combat sands of Iraq and Afghanistan, and whose goal is to make sure that they will be insulated from any legal consequences of their actions and recommendations. Joshua L. Dratel, one of the editors of the book, states this clearly when he asserts that the implicit message in the memoranda is that the policy makers who wrote them actually detest the American system of justice and find it impractical as a tool for fighting terrorism. This reviewer is in full agreement with Dratel's commentary. Indeed, the memoranda definitely support the notion that its authors consider it axiomatic that the Constitution, the Geneva Convention, and other bodies of law are impotent in the face of international terrorism. They have let the events of 9/11 lower considerably their confidence in rational, legal procedures for the resolution of conflicts. Dratel states it concisely and correctly when he states that the events of 9/11 `cannot serve as a license - for our government in its policies, or for ourselves in our personal approach to grave problems - to suspend our constitutional heritage, our core values as a nation, or the behavioral standards that mark a civilized and humane society.'

Some insight, however limited, can be gained from Memo 11, which is one of the memorandums that Bush put forward regarding the treatment of detainees and the prisoner-of-war status of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. After reading Memo 11, the question immediately arises: Why did the memorandums and discussion continue even after Memo 11 (the Bush memorandum to the Vice President, et al)? After all, in this memo, Bush explicitly states that the Geneva provisions do not legally cover Al Qaeda and the Taliban. But Bush emphasizes that even though he accepts the legal conclusions of the Attorney General and the Department of Justice regarding the inapplicability of the Geneva convention to Al Qaeda and the Taliban, and that he therefore has the "authority under the Constitution" to suspend Geneva, he nevertheless decides to "decline to exercise that authority." However, Bush is careful to note that he "reserves the right" to exercise this authority in future conflicts. In addition, he orders that detainees be treated humanely, according to the principles of Geneva, "including those who are not legally entitled to such treatment." Thus it appears that any further legal argumentation by anyone in the administration regarding the use of torture should be viewed as purely academic. But as this book clearly shows, there was still much discussion on these matters after Memo 11 was sent (February 7, 2002). The need for further discussion is not clear even after reading the memorandums that were sent between various individuals after Memo 11.

Torture has been practiced by many different individuals, political and religious groups, and regimes throughout history. Whether it is the Catholic Church in the Inquisition, the Chinese government under Mao ZeDong, or American military personnel in Iraq, the practice of torture is not exclusive to "leftist" or "rightist" political groups. The use of torture though to gain information is an implicit admission of the inability to collect real intelligence, either because of laziness or incompetence. Those individuals who practice torture for this reason no doubt understand this. They fully understand that torture is useless in gaining helpful information from prisoners. Therefore their decision to engage in the torture of prisoners is no doubt a result of their sadistic nature, which can be brought out not only in the theatre of war but also under the protection of religious and governmental institutions. These institutions, despicable and contemptible as they are, deserve every legal penalty available against them. Of course, legal penalties presuppose the existence of institutions that have the legal authority to carry them out. Considering the status and jurisdiction of international law in the last few years, the number of these institutions is in rapid decline, leaving the practical application of torture open to any country that desires to carry it out.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent way in to this tragic series of events
This book is an excellent way in to the tragic sequence of events in Abu Ghraib. It is dispassionate and gives you all the vital documentation that you need in order to make an independent considered judgement. If you want to know what really happened, this is the place to start. Christopher Catherwood (author of CHURCHILL'S FOLLY: HOW WINSTON CHURCHILL CREATED MODERN IRAQ: Carroll and Graf, 2004 and paperback 2005)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Valuable Compilation
Karen Greenberg, Joshua Dratel and the Cambridge University Press have produced a valuable resource for anyone interested in the controversy surrounding the United States' detention and interrogation of terrorists, suspected terrorists and other combatants in the War on Terror.

The introduction by Anthony Lewis and essays by Ms. Greenberg and Mr. Dratel argue that the memorandums, legal briefs, reports and interviews compiled in this volume conclusively prove President Bush and his administration systematically sought to circumvent US and international laws, conventions and treaties, with the ultimate goal of actively sanctioning and engaging in activities that any reasonable person would view as torture. As stated in the preface, "...this volume document[s] the systematic attempt...to authorize the way for torture techniques and coercive interrogation practices, forbidden under international law..." While strictly true, this statement is also misleading. It's clear that some of the interrogation techniques extensively documented and admitted by the military and administration violate some "international" laws, such as human rights conventions adopted by the member states of the European Union. That these techniques violate international treaties and conventions to which the US is signatory is somewhat less clear. This book provides no new information to bring that debate to a close, although the documents will reinforce the opinions of those driven by ideology to the presumption of guilt.

Messrs. Lewis' and Dratel's essays are direct and somewhat vitriolic in their criticism.Mr. Lewis labels the US prosecution of the War on Terror as "the cause of evil", firmly establishing the ideological prism through which he views the torture controversy.Mr. Dratel, who is representing detainees at Guantanamo, makes the arguments you would expect from a lawyer attempting to paint his client in the best light (and, by extension, their antagonist in the worst light).He makes an interesting point when he refers to the "[un-American]...antipathy and distrust of our civilian and military justice system..."Clearly, many in the Bush administration share a concern that the courts could be abused to the detriment of US national security, and are wary of the judiciary encroaching into what they feel is the realm of the executive, although whether you feel such scepticism is "un-American" will depend largely on your political leanings.Ms. Greenberg is more circumspect in her language, if no less direct in her criticism.There are flaws in the arguments of all three essays, including extensive innuendo, assumptions, and quotes taken out of context.However, the essays are thankfully brief, and the reader has the benefit of access to the source material in the same volume.

The extensive compilation of documents related to the controversial interrogation techniques approved for use by the Bush administration makes this book a truly valuable resource.Here you'll find the tortured legalese of the infamous Bybee memo, the Gonzales memos, Secretary Rumsfeld's direction to combatant commanders on the treatment of detainees in Afghanistan, the transcripts of MGen Tugaba's interrogation of the main players at Abu Ghraib and his ensuing report on the abuses, the Schlesinger report and reports on treatment of detainees from the ICRC and other humanitarian groups.Even though, with a little searching, all these resources can be found for free on the internet, the editors have done an outstanding job in compiling them into an easily readable format.The documents are provided in a chronological order that lays out, in a way individual news reports can't, how American leaders wrestled with fighting a new type of war that couldn't be neatly reconciled with existing conventions and treaties governing the conduct of armed conflict.The information is presented for the reader to study and draw their own conclusions. Anyone interested in the cause of justice and human rights, especially an American concerned that injustice may have been committed in their name, owes it to themself to become familiar with this record.

This book does not present, except in the legal memos from within the administration, any arguments that Pres Bush's decision not to apply the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War to the Taliban and Al Qaeda shouldn't be considered controversial, either by precedent or a common sense reading of the convention.Despite the title, you also won't find a clear chain of causation between the administration's decisions and what went on at the prison, unless you've already decided Pres Bush bears ultimate culpability for the travesty.However, you will get to see BGen Karpinski, the brigade commander at Abu Ghraib, throwing barbs up and down her chain of command in her deposition to MGen Tugaba. It's left to the reader to decide where the breakdown in command occurred.

5-0 out of 5 stars The slide into a rightist nightmare
This exceedingly important book documents the incremental slide into justifying the use of torture by the United States government and is a shocking depiction of just how easily and swiftly the downfall can occur. The various lawyers are shown being pumped for the legal grounds, in case of exposure. The assault on the Geneva Convention is depicted, and it seems the figures involved can't grasp the ominous implications, and don't want to. Their minds are made up. The dates of the various key memos begin shortly after 9/11 and show the onset and then its downhill all the way. It seems that with this administration it was an accident waiting to happen, and the excuse of 9/11 triggered a monster lurking in the predispositions of the Bush regime. This is a massive tome of nearly a thousand pages large size, but is extremely well done, and clear for all its detail.The record now speaks for itself and we have ample proof of the mindset of the Bush gang in action. ... Read more


20. Survivor's Guide to the Legal Environment
by John E. Adamson
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Success in the workplace often depends upon the ability to understand the basics of contracts, business organizations, and other day-to-day legal issues.Designed for professionals and managers who need to know the basics, this text provides information on the most current topics and issues in the law in an easy to understand manner.The first Unit focuses on giving a basic working knowledge of the law and to train you to observe both potential and actual events from a legal perspective.The focus in the remaining units narrows to the study of traditional business law topics.These topics appear in general order of importance to a business person.Materials are presented in a straightforward way with plenty of examples to ensure understanding and confidence in application. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Easy, clear and fun
Not only is the book easy to read and understand, but the author has a sense of humor and history.There are facts salted into the usually amusing examples that, at least to me, seem to relate to past events.For example, when he explains partnerships, the sample of an agreement is for a partnership called Leaks Anonymous.It is a plumbing business and the partners are Glenda Liddy, Eduardo Hunt and, ____ McCord... I think from the Watergate burglary.
Anyway, the book gave common sense advice and was really useful.I recommend it highly.
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