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    20. Constitutional Law in a Nutshell

    1. Cases and Materials on Criminal Law (American Casebook Series)
    by Joshua Dressler
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    Asin: 0314145605
    Catlog: Book (2003-10-01)
    Publisher: West Group
    Sales Rank: 84685
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    The book examines the basis of discrimination against people with disabilities, including the history of such discrimination and a review of studies that explore why people engage in this sort of discrimination. It examines the federal laws that culminated in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The book describes the ADA's definition of disability, how it has been interpreted and studied, and then reviews the three major titles of the ADA, including a review of the remedies available for various ADA claims and the procedures required to pursue them. ... Read more


    2. American Criminal Procedure: Cases and Commentary (American Casebook Series)
    by Stephen Saltzburg, Daniel J. Capra, Stephen A. Saltzburg
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    Asin: 0314145346
    Catlog: Book (2004-05)
    Publisher: Delmar Thomson Learning
    Sales Rank: 107642
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    Book Description

    The new Fifth contains detailed and authoritative commentary, extensive discussion of practical problems, highlighted treatment of recent lower court cases which present interesting fact situations and legal analysis, full consideration of Supreme Court cases and, most of all, questions which challenge readers' conceptions and analytical powers.

    Some new features of the book include the addition of over 1000 headnotes to pinpoint discussion and add to the readability of the book; full case treatment of important new Supreme Court cases on such topics as drug testing and double jeopardy; additional scholarly commentary on such topics such as the exclusionary rule and plea bargaining in the shadow of the Sentencing Guidelines; extensive new section on how the Sentencing Guidelines operate. ... Read more


    3. Problems in Legal Ethics (American Casebook Series)
    by Richard C. Wydick, Rex R. Perschbacher, Debra Lyn Bassett, Mortimer Schwartz
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    Asin: 0314144234
    Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
    Publisher: West Publishing Company
    Sales Rank: 32080
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    Each chapter begins with a set of problems for discussion in the classroom. For each major topic, background reading material illustrates the variety of sources a lawyer or judge can use when seeking answers to ethics questions. The materials include ethics rule, judicial opinions, ethics committee opinions, and excerpts from articles and books written by judges, lawyers, and law teachers. Supplemental readings from the ABA Model Code, from the Law of Lawyering by Geoffrey Hazard and William Hodes, from Modern Legal Ethics by Charles Wolfram, and from various drafts of the Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers. ... Read more


    4. Prosser and Keeton on the Law of Torts (Hornbook Series Student Edition)
    by William Prosser, W. Page Keeton, Dan B. Dobbs, Robert E. Keeton, David G. Owen
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    Asin: 0314748806
    Catlog: Book (1984)
    Publisher: West Group
    Sales Rank: 65772
    Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    This classic legal text mphasizes contemporary developments in order to reflect the shift in tort law toward the plaintiff's side and expanded liability.Expanded coverage is included on subjects such as constitutional privilege in defamation, privacy, product liability, and strict liability. Also reflects the current shift toward compulsory auto insurance and compensation plans. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars P&K is a classic
    I used P&K to supplement my casebook and class notes, and it guided me to an A- in torts. It's a great tool and a great read. However, it does have certain limitations: the final edition was published in the late 80s, so it does not provide much guidance on product liability, infliction of emotional distress and other emerging areas of tort law.

    P&K gives you something that year 1 of law school sorely lacks: a context for the fragments in your case book. Its treatment of Palsgraf is particularly beautiful.

    And since Prosser so strongly influenced tort law, you can be confident that you are getting good information. Some of my classmates used commercial outlines and they often worried about whether they could trust the material. No such problems with P&K; it was on the money all the time. And when there was a contradiction between P&K and my textbook, I was able to go to my professor and ask her about it. Try doing that with a commercial outline.

    P&K is not merely fine reference tool; it is a genuine work of literature. I love it, and I highly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A classic text . . .
    . . . and one you should probably acquire for your law library at some point; its explanations are clear and lucid, and it's probably the single most-cited work on torts apart from the Restatement (Second). However, if you're a One-L looking for a study aid, there are a couple of things you should be aware of.

    First of all, the most recent edition of this text dates from 1984. That means quite a bit of it is at least slightly out of date, and some of it is massively so (particularly in the field of products liability). For a more up-to-date hornbook, consider Dobbs. (I bought and used both.)

    Second, when your torts professor talks about "black-letter law," s/he's not talking about this hornbook or any other; s/he's usually talking about the Restatement (Second) of Torts (or, in products liability, the Restatement (Third)). As much as I like hornbooks (and I am emphatically not a fan of the "casebook" approach), I have to say that if you want to get _one_ text to supplement your casebook, you should pick up _A Concise Restatement of Torts_ from the American Law Institute. And, ideally, you should memorize large portions of it.

    Of course, you can do what I did: buy all three. It's a great investment, and it will pay off in your studies; Prosser and Keeton provide much helpful discussion of points that Dobbs treats more briefly, and the Concise Restatement is much easier to understand once you've digested the hornbook(s).

    At any rate, this _is_ a classic text and you shouldn't go without it for any longer than necessary. Just be aware of what you're buying and set your priorities accordingly.

    4-0 out of 5 stars overall helpful
    pretty helpful book, as a basic study aid, worth the price. i liked it.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good for starting legal research
    If you are looking for a book to help you prepare for law school examinations, do not buy this book. Like all hornbooks this one is more appropriate for starting legal reasearch when you wish to find the major cases on a particular subject matter. ... Read more


    5. Modern Criminal Procedure: Cases, Comments, and Questions (American Casebook Series and Other Coursebooks)
    by Yale Kamisar
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    Asin: 031426373X
    Catlog: Book (2002-06)
    Publisher: West Group Publishing
    Sales Rank: 57042
    Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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    Contains an overview of the criminal justice process including the nature and scope of the Fourteenth Amendment, due process, retroactivity, the federal "supervisory power," and state rights protection. Also touches on the right to counsel, transcripts, and other aids such as poverty, equality, and the adversary system. Includes reflections on the police, courts, and the criminal process. Provides insight into pretrial release, the decision whether to prosecute, the preliminary hearing, and the grand jury review. Looks at reprosecution and the ban against double jeopardy. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Maybe the true solution is an extension from 4 credits to 8.
    This text is not only voluminous, it is quite dense. While it looks and feels as exciting as Evidence, when you turn the pages, it has a tendency to bore. Needs more case law and less editorial bashing of both students and advocates. xoxo Snuffy ... Read more


    6. Criminal Procedure And The Constitution: Leading Supreme Court Cases And Introductory Text 2004 (American Casebook Series)
    by Jerold H. Israel, Yale Kamisar, Wayne R. LaFave
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    Asin: 0314153381
    Catlog: Book (2004-08-30)
    Publisher: West Group
    Sales Rank: 55315
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    7. Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy (American Casebook Series)
    by Thomas Alexander Aleinikoff, David A. Martin, Hiroshi Motomura
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    Asin: 031414398X
    Catlog: Book (2003-11-01)
    Publisher: West Group
    Sales Rank: 332092
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    Book Description

    Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy, 5th Edition integrates a number of important developments since the fourth edition was published in 1998. These developments include:

    · Many changes to the immigration statutes as part of the USA Patriot Act, especially concerning the treatment of terrorism;

    · anti-terrorism enforcement, including measures that raise tough issues of the use of ethnicity and nationality, the use of undisclosed evidence to remove non-citizens, and the detention of suspected terrorists;

    · splitting up the Immigration and Naturalization Service into various parts of the new Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies.

    This book continues its exceptionally broad coverage of the field. The authors define "immigration and citizenship" to include not only the traditional questions of who is admitted and who is allowed to stay in the United States, but also the complex areas of discrimination between citizens and non-citizens, unauthorized migration, federalism, and the close interaction of constitutional law with statutes and regulations. ... Read more


    8. International Law Cases and Materials: Cases and Materials (American Casebook Series)
    by Lori F. Damrosch, Damrosch
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    Asin: 031423764X
    Catlog: Book (2001-08-01)
    Publisher: West Group Publishing
    Sales Rank: 77930
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Good primer for international case law
    I had the opportunity to use the previous version of this textbook four years ago, and found it to be very helpful, and not too heavy on the philosophical faddism found in some other materials on international law. I also had Professor Damrosch as my professor for the course, and found her to be a very good teacher. ... Read more


    9. Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell (Nutshell)
    by Kenney F. Hegland
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    Asin: 031414644X
    Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
    Publisher: West Publishing Company
    Sales Rank: 389437
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    If you are about to start law school or are in your first year, this book would be a good companion.Now in the fourth edition, this text has helped thousand of folks become better law students and down the road, better lawyers.

    Like other introductory books, it covers the basics: reading and briefing cases; preparing for class; outlining and study groups;taking exams.There are exercises so you can apply what you have learned. In addition to these essentials, the book focuses of what is often quite elusive: legal analysis; Why do courts follow precedent?; How are cases applied and distinguished?; How is ambiguous language interpreted?Legal analysis is the hidden ball of the first year, and with this book you will be well on your way.

    There are chapters on legal writing (not necessarily boring or highfalutin') and on oral argument (not necessarily terrifying).These chapters will help in first year writing and Moot Court Programs. And, for those of you who aren't sure, there are chapters revealing the wide array of careers that will be open to you.

    The book reads fast, well, and is often funny.That said, drawing on the work of philosophers, psychologists, and novelists, it takes you and your calling quite seriously, but never (not even once) pompously. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Real insight into the "operative facts" of law school
    I've bought several books purporting to be insiders' guides to law school (and beyond), but this book is the most perceptive and
    elegantly expressed of the lot. It's actually written by an experienced lawyer and law school professor, as opposed to someone out of law school for just a couple years, so each sentence sparkles with insight and knowledge, wittily expressed. The real advantage of this book is its focus on the "operative facts" of law school -- other books tend to range over all the possible minutiae of the law school experience, and do much more bemusing than amusing in the process. This book, on the other hand, dispenses kernels of wisdom right and left -- as well as fascinating allusions to historical figures scientific, literary, and jurisprudential -- while offering a rigorous examination of the bases of most law school curricula. Highly readable and highly informative: a rare combination indeed in this often turgid genre.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My first year security blanket
    I spent a good bit of time with this little book before and during my first year in law school. I read it very carefully, and even wrote out answers to the questions. The effort was well worth it. If you're scared to death, don't know what to expect, and want to do well, this book won't let you down. Hegland begins the process of teaching a law student how to think, and helps one keep the big picture in mind. This book also started my profitable relationship with the nutshell series.

    5-0 out of 5 stars outstanding
    A must read for any current or future law student

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book is an excellent source for 1L's.
    This book gave me something that I wanted to hear for a long time, it gave me encouragement. It made me realized that the first year of law school will be a difficult one, but you can get through it. It was insightful, informative and filled with great humor. I think all 1L's feel intimitated during their first year of law school. This book provided everything that the first year student should know during that first year. The humor was the refreshing part, I never knew lawyers had a sense of humor, but this author will surely make you laugh. He gave excellent advice on what to expect the first couple of weeks. This is book is great for students who are scared to death of the first year. This book wil help you realize that you are not the dumbest person in the class if you don't understand the material. I feel I can make it through the first year of law school without having a nervous breakdown.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a good book, good beggining law student book
    wonderfu ... Read more


    10. Contracts in a Nutshell (Nutshell Series,)
    by Claude D. Rohwer, Anthony M. Skroki
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    Asin: 031423814X
    Catlog: Book (2000-05-01)
    Publisher: West Group Publishing
    Sales Rank: 97480
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Rohwer and Skrocki's Contracts in a Nutshell is a succinct summary of the fundamentals of contracts. Contains expert coverage on forming contracts, restitution, statute of frauds, contract interpretation, and modification. Also discusses remedies, performance, and third-party beneficiaries. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Contracts by Schaber
    The book has an excellent presentation of the theory of contracts. The six main categories are described initially and explained in the ensuing text. These categories consist of:
    1. Express contracts consisting of the standard offer-acceptance
    and consideration trilogy
    2. Implied in fact contracts distinguished by conduct rather than
    by express words
    3. Promissory estoppel referred to as detrimental reliance
    4. Subsequent promises to perform pre-existing obligations
    5. A minority theory of imposing liability based upon a subsequent promise to pay for material benefits previously conferred.
    6. Implied in law quasi-contracts which are non-consensual obligations

    The theory of an offer arouses an expectation in the mind of a
    reasonable person. Such an expectation may create a power of
    acceptance in the offeree. An offer must be sufficiently certain
    to make any resulting agreement enforceable and damages calculable. The offer must be certain as to the parties, subject matter, price and time of performance. An offer in which the
    offeror or offering party promises to do or not to do something in exchange for a promise by the offeree to act is an offer for
    a bilateral or two-sided contract. Further details as to
    bargained exchanges, the statute of frauds and a whole host
    of complicating factors are set forth simply with a generous
    sprinkling of stare decisis cases to illustrate the legal
    points explained. The text will be helpful for law students,journalists, constitutional scholars and a whole host of
    other constituencies in academe.

    This text is a good supplement to the standard legal texts on contract law. It is well worth the price charged.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Authorative And Complete
    As an applicant to several law schools, I wanted to know what I would be involved with when I do start my first year. This book provides a great deal of authorative information regarding common and federal law's method of adjudicating contracts. While many students in law school consider contract law boring, this certainly should not be the case.

    Contracts impose responsibities that we must live up to. It is a cornerstone of Western civilization--that laws and contracts do mean something. This book provides a great deal of insight into how contracts work, but one should probably read this book only if they have the intention of going to law school or already are attending.

    Michael Gordon

    5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, Readable and Succinct
    With the Nutshell series, it's hit and miss. Some are excellent, others mediocre, and some downright duds. The Contracts installment falls in the first category. Concepts are introduced and explained succinctly and coherently. The book also includes questions for each section and suggested answers. I found it very useful for reinforcing concepts discussed in class. Farnsworth's treatise was also helpful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A classic!
    I bought this book during my first year of law school and was grateful for its clear, concise explanations and numerous examples. Since then, I have referred to Contracts in a Nutshell many times in the context of both academic and professional research. At present, I find that many excerpts are even suitable for teaching basic principles of contract law to students in non-law-related fields. But of course, its primary purpose remains dispelling the mysteries of contract law for 1st years and sweeping the cobwebs from the bar-taker's storeroom of legal knowledge. ... Read more


    11. Basic Criminal Procedure: Cases, Coments and Questions (American Casebook Series and Other Coursebooks)
    by Yale Kamisar, Wayne R. Lafave, Jerold H. Israel, Nancy J. King
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    Asin: 0314263721
    Catlog: Book (2002-07)
    Publisher: West Group
    Sales Rank: 71798
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    12. Calamari and Perillo on Contracts (Hornbook Series Student Edition)
    by Joseph M. Perillo, John D. Calamari
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    Asin: 031426485X
    Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
    Publisher: West Group
    Sales Rank: 115206
    Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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    Expert authors provide a detailed treatment of the basic rules, principles, and issues in contracts. Topics covered include offer and acceptance, parol evidence and interpretation, consideration, informal contracts, promissory estoppel, contracts under seal, capacity of parties, conditions, performance, and breach. Also discusses damages, regulations, third-party beneficiaries, statutes, and frauds. The discharge of contracts and illegal bargains are also discussed. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD OVERVIEW OF U.S. CONTRACT LAW
    This book is a must for lawyers and scholars from the continental law area because it provides a clear and general overview of the fundamental issues related with contract law.
    For those that want to explore more in depth specific issues, then professor Farnsworth's Treatise on the subject would be the reference text. For legal students in the common law sistem it gives a very useful approach to the subject matter.

    2-0 out of 5 stars No So Good
    As fair as studies aids go, this one is not very good. While concise and simple, the book really lacks the aid aspect. This book is like buying a textbook and reading it. In addition, I felt it times it wasn't very useful. I would read the UCC (especially 2-207) material and feel like I wasn't any better off than when I left class. I would buy instead the Emmanuel's and/or the Emmanuel Flash Cards if you want a stronger study aid. Unlike those additions, this book lacks the useful charts and acronyms that help when you're trying to remember the series of questions to ask yourself on the exam. In essence, if you are going to buy only one guide, and you don't need a second textbook, don't buy this one. However, if you haven't been going to your first year classes this is a good book to buy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent hornbook
    If you're a One-L looking for a study aid for your Contracts class, you won't find a better hornbook than this one. Calamari's classic text provides clear and intelligible discussion of the basic principles of contract law.

    Also consider the student edition of E. Allan Farnsworth's treatise on Contracts; the original was three volumes long, but the student edition is condensed to one. Farnsworth's discussion is more in-depth, wide-ranging, and denser than Calamari's, so I used Calamari to get principles clear and then turned to Farnsworth for elaboration.

    Get both if you can; otherwise get this one first. That's my recommendation, anyway.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Clear and concise!
    This book was a savior as I studied Contracts. It is well written, interesting, and very well organized. ... Read more


    13. Securities Regulation in a Nutshell
    by Ratner. David L., David L. Ratner, Thomas L. Hazen
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    Asin: 0314256571
    Catlog: Book (2002-01-01)
    Publisher: West Information Pub Group
    Sales Rank: 49869
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    Book Description

    Acquire an understanding of the basic content and organization of federal and state securities law. Authoritative summary covers the essential background and current status of each major area, while keeping details and citations to a minimum. Discusses the regulations governing public offerings, public companies, securities businesses, and investment companies. Also explores sanctions, civil liabilities, and extraterritorial application. ... Read more


    14. Administrative Law: The American Public Law System, Cases and Materials (American Casebook Series)
    by Jerry L. Mashaw, Richard A. Merrill, Peter M. Shane
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    Asin: 0314144250
    Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
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    Sales Rank: 373325
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    The book is organized to enable students to master the conventional rubrics of the subject, while probing the deeper issues of legal method, public policy, and political organizations that surround disputes over doctrine. Contains an introduction to administrative law; the legislative connection; executive supervision of agency action; administrative adjudication and rule making; government acquisition and disclosure; suits to review administrative action; damage actions against the federal government and its officers; and beneficiary enforcement of public law. ... Read more


    15. The First Trial: Where Do I Sit? What Do I Say? in a Nutshell (Nutshell Series)
    by Steven H. Goldberg
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    Asin: 0314655883
    Catlog: Book (1982-05-01)
    Publisher: West Publishing Company
    Sales Rank: 106468
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Offers advice and techniques that have been discovered, tested, and well preserved by generations of successful trial advocates. Find guidance on where to sit, what to say, trial preparation, voir dire, opening statements, witness examination, and closing arguments. This text explains the rules and the reasons behind them so you can approach your first trial with confidence. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Good for law students- who should also see Keith Evans' book
    Goldberg's nutshell is good, but Keith Evans' book, Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers, is for the law student and new attorney who wants to learn how to be an excellent advocate.

    Keith Evans practiced as a trial lawyer in California and as a barrister in England. In addition to law school teaching, Mr. Evans also made numerous presentations to different American Inns of Court.

    Evans book is now published by TheCapitol.Net, and more information about this classic of trial advocacy can be found on their web site: thecapitol.net

    If you want to be an excellent advocate, your best bet is to buy Goldberg's nutshell and also the Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers by Keith Evans. ... Read more


    16. Business Structures (American Casebook Series and Other Coursebooks)
    by David G. Epstein, Richard D. Freer, Michael J. Roberts
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    Asin: 0314262954
    Catlog: Book (2002-03-01)
    Publisher: West Group
    Sales Rank: 253913
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    Book Description

    This casebook provides legal materials relating to business structures, covering the "life cycle" of businesses, from birth to death. It also examines the owners of those businesses and the legal issues that surround them. ... Read more


    17. Conflict of Laws: Cases, Comments, Questions (American Casebook Series)
    by David P. Currie, Herma Hill Kay, Larry Kramer
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    Asin: 0314238565
    Catlog: Book (2001-06-01)
    Publisher: West Publishing Company
    Sales Rank: 469559
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    Book Description

    Studying choice of law is useful not merely for its own sake, but also for the purpose of understanding other types of conflicts. The organization of this book reflects this conception. Part I focuses on choice of law; it is designed both to teach students the law in this area and to get them thinking about techniques for resolving conflicts among law or policy making entities. Part II then presents additional contexts in which the activities of more than one authority may overlap and be inconsistent. By comparing the basic choice of law model to solutions developed in other areas, students will develop a better understanding of both choice of law and these other areas.

    This New Edition contains coverage of the most recent cases, scholarship and other developments, including recent Supreme Court cases like Matsushita v. Epstein, Gasperini, Baker v. General Motors, and others, as well as broader treatment of issues relating to international law; a revised complex litigation section reflecting the authors’ subsequent experience with the problem; and a new section entitled "Conflicts in Cyberspace" in which the authors discuss problems that arise because of e-commerce and the explosive growth of the internet generally. ... Read more


    18. Civil Procedure (Hornbook Series)
    by Jack H. Friedenthal, Mary Kay Kane, Arthur Raphael Miller
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    Asin: 0314233636
    Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
    Publisher: West Publishing Company
    Sales Rank: 144478
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Gain insight into the laws governing all of the major steps in the criminal justice process, starting with investigation and ending with post-appeal collateral attacks. This text covers the major themes underlying the governing legal standards and those basic issues that the case law and literature suggest to be the most pressing. References to federal practice and procedure are provided with a discussion on the burden of complex, multi-party litigation on the judicial system. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Useful and reliable
    The "book description" above belongs to a different book: this hornbook is not part of the "Black Letter Series," its author is not Professor Clermont, and it doesn't come with a handy computer disk.

    It is, however, an extremely helpful hornbook to have and use during your first-year course on Civil Procedure. If you're a One-L, buy this early and use it often; it'll go with pretty much whatever casebook you happen to be using (mine was Yeazell). It's extremely well-designed and its discussions are clear and sound.

    If you're looking around in order to decide whether you need a hornbook at all, the answer is: yes, you probably do. There may be students who can squeeze a profitable education out of the "casebook" approach, but I'm not one of them and you probably aren't either.

    During your first semester, it will be tempting to spend a lot of time briefing cases. Don't let me talk you out of doing so, or you'll be really mad at me the first time you get called on unprepared. But you'll probably be better off spending a little less time briefing and a little more time reading this hornbook first.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Arizona State Law Student
    This is the most helpful study aid available for Civil Procedure! The text is very easy to understand and it is orgainized to follow the progression of the law school course. The authors do an excellent job of explaining the development of personal jurisdiction and subject matter jurisdiction to the present day. It also does a fine job of explaining the federal rules (and includes an index of each FRCP and where it is cited).

    4-0 out of 5 stars An excellent source for information to supplement a casebook
    This is another in the long line of hornbooks from West publishing. It is an excellent source to supplement and even embellish the law of Civil Procedure contained in whichever casebook you are using. Since most Civil Procedure courses are a year long, I would strongly recommend investing in this hornbook, it is very handy to have when outlining and preparing for finals. ... Read more


    19. Criminal Law in a Nutshell
    by Arnold H. Loewy
    list price: $24.00
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    Asin: 0314145184
    Catlog: Book (2003-03-01)
    Publisher: West Publishing Company
    Sales Rank: 103149
    Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    This text is a succinct exposition of substantive criminal law to which a student can turn for reliable guidance. For the student who likes to spend study time analyzing cases and/or law review articles, but would like to see a brief textual treatment of each day's assignment, this book provides that treatment. Also, the book provides an overview or perspective to aid the student in synthesizing an entire semester's worth of material. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars There Are More Useful
    As a first year law student, I bought this book thinking it would help me and supplement the class. However, I found this book not very useful. In fact, I found it frustrating. I would find it brief in the places I needed the most hope and long and drawn out over issues that were simple. While the book does a nice job of covering basic concepts like mens rea {sorry if spellings wrong its been two years), I felt uncomfortable using it for specific crimes. Too often because either you're working from a model code or your own state's law, this book was only good for a general perspective. In addition, I feel that if you want something to help you and something more than the Emmanuel's, I recommend the "Understanding" Series. I bought that as well for this class, and I felt it was much better written and was focused on helping you to learn the actual issues. This book should probablely be used, if at all by practitioner or individuals who have already studied the material (like for bar review). I would encourage you to go elsewhere for help in learning the material. ... Read more


    20. Constitutional Law in a Nutshell (Nutshell Series)
    by Jerome A. Barron, C. Thomas Dienes
    list price: $26.00
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    Asin: 0314261028
    Catlog: Book (2002-12-01)
    Publisher: West Group Publishing
    Sales Rank: 322867
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    A reliable guide to constitutional law. Expert authors summarize judicial review and its limits; national legislative powers; state power in American federalism; Congress and the executive power; due process of law; equal protection; freedom of expression and religion; state action; and congressional legislation in civil rights and liberties. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars I've been waiting about 3 months for this book, and nothing
    I heard this book was good, unfortunately it has been about three months since I ordered it from this place and I still have not been sent my order. If you want to get this book in time for finals, I would suggest thinking twice before ordering it here.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent supplement!
    I used this book as a supplement in a Constitutional Law course while in law school. I found that it set forth, in very plain terms, what were relatively complex issues to get a hold of. This book helped me get an 'A' in that course and made the lectures more meaningful by giving me an additional layer of context in which to put the class discussions. I highly recommend this book for any law school student. ... Read more


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