Author: Christopher Serkin
The book supports and supplements students' understanding of property and its role in the law school curriculum. It provides a firm foundation for doctrinal analysis, but its emphasis is on those important concepts that illuminate the doctrine. The book therefore explores important insights from law and economics, philosophy, and history, helping students develop fluency in both the form and substance of mainstream arguments from these various perspectives. The book is organized around three main themes: acquiring property, dividing property, and limiting rights in property. It can be used in conjunction with any of the leading property casebooks.
Author: Robin Craig,Noah Hall,Robert Adler
Publisher: Foundation Press
Intended for a general audience, Water Law: Concepts & Insights provides both a general overview of basic water law doctrines and an exploration of how water law-the law and policies governing allocation of water-fit into broader ecological and environmental law issues. The book provides an overview of important hydrological principles before discussing the two state-law systems governing use of surface water in the United States and the five doctrines governing use of groundwater. It then explores the federal government's interests in the fresh waters of the United States, ranging from protection of navigability to federal water projects to federal water rights. Putting the law governing water use into a broader context, Water Law: Concepts & Insights then explores the intersections of state water law with energy policy and production, water quality protections, endangered species protections, and broader watershed management. It ends by returning to the concept of water rights as protected private property rights and the complexities of constitutional "takings" litigation when environmental protections interfere with those rights.
Author: Wolfram Schmidgen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Law of Property, Wolfram Schmidgen draws on legal and economic writings to analyse the description of houses, landscapes, and commodities in eighteenth-century fiction. His study argues that such descriptions are important to the British imagination of community. By making visible what it means to own something, they illuminate how competing concepts of property define the boundaries of the individual, of social community, and of political systems. In this way, Schmidgen recovers description as a major feature of eighteenth-century prose, and he makes his case across a wide range of authors, including Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, William Blackstone, Adam Smith, and Ann Radcliffe. The book's most incisive theoretical contribution lies in its careful insistence on the unity of the human and the material: in Schmidgen's argument, persons and things are inescapably entangled. This approach produces fresh insights into the relationship between law, literature, and economics.
Author: Parul Gupta
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
Category: Business & Economics
This textbook introduces the Indian legal system and presents an exhaustive discussion on laws which govern and regulate businesses. It focuses on the application of the laws based on which managers need to take decisions on a day to day basis. It also fulfils its usefulness as a textbook for business management students and managers through a large number of cases and mini-cases highlighting the legal issues that surround and affect businesses. Court rulings and judgements have been weaved appropriately to provide better learning support. Aiming to provide the readers an understanding and knowledge of laws relating to business, the book provides an in-depth coverage of the law of contract, sale of goods, laws dealing with negotiable instruments, consumer rights, competition and laws regulating the incorporation and management of companies in India.
Author: Sjef van Erp,Bram Akkermans
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This casebook presents a deep comparative analysis of property law systems in Europe (ie the law of immovables, movables and claims), offering signposts and stepping stones for the reader wishing to explore this fascinating area. The subject matter is explained with careful attention given to its history, foundations, thought-patterns, underlying principles and basic concepts. The casebook focuses on uncovering differences and similarities between Europe's major legal systems: French, German, Dutch and English law are examined, while Austrian and Belgian law are also touched upon. The book combines excerpts from primary source materials (case law and legislation) and from doctrine and soft law. In doing so it presents a faithful picture of the systems concerned. Separate chapters deal with the various types of property rights, their creation, transfer and destruction, with security rights (such as mortgages, pledges, retention of title) as well as with harmonising and unifying efforts at the EU and global level. Through the functional approach taken by the Ius Commune Casebooks this volume clearly demonstrates that traditional comparative insights no longer hold. The law of property used to be regarded as a product of historical developments and political ideology, which were considered to be almost set in stone and assumed to render any substantial form of harmonisation or approximation very unlikely. Even experienced comparative lawyers considered the divide between common law and civil law to be so deep that no common ground - so it was thought - could be found. However economic integration, in particular integration of financial markets and freedom of establishment, has led to the integration of particular areas of property law such as mortgage law and enforceable security instruments (eg retention of title). This pressure towards integration has led comparative lawyers to refocus their interest from contract, tort and unjustified enrichment to property law and delve beneath its surface. This book reveals that today property law systems are closer to one another than previously assumed, that common ground can be found and that differences can be analysed in a new light to enable comparison and further the development of property law in Europe.
Obligations and Restitution
Author: Alistair Hudson
There is a huge body of case law that has built up over many years concerning obligations and restitution. Alastair Hudson's study draws attention to this aspect of the law with regard to property.
Author: Julia Fionda
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Concepts of who and what children are and what childhood consists of have changed over time. Our historical and contemporary notions of childhood also change according to the context of the interaction between the child and the state. This book is concerned with various ideas of what childhood consists of where the child is involved with the legal system. An identification of legal concepts of childhood can offer many insights into our treatment of children,the capacities which we expect them (possibly unfairly) to possess and the extent of any protection which they deserve or can expect from those charged with the responsibility for their welfare. Each essay in this collection focuses on a particular legal discipline which centrally involves children whether as litigants, victims or perpetrators of crimes, owners of property, recipients of welfare services etc. The object of the analysis is to assess how children are regarded by lawyers in each discipline; for example, as objects of concern, requiring protection; as autonomous possessors of rights; as lacking in moral consciousness or full mental capacity; or as fully aware of and accountable for their actions. In order to make comparisons with notions of childhood in other contexts, the substantive part of the book will also include essays on the perspectives on childhood at the core of other disciplines including sociology, psychology, philosophy and literature.
Author: Helena Howe,Jonathan Griffiths
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book explores the interaction between notions of property in law and particular aspects of intellectual property law.
What Matters and why
Author: Daniel B. Bogart,John Makdisi
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
A concise and student-friendly study guide, Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why emphasizes the essential components of Property Law, how they fit together, and why. Explicit pedagogical features include graphics, Sidebars, and Frequently Asked Questions, among others, to guide comprehension and reinforce learning. Along with an attractive two-color page design, Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why features: basic coverage of the main themes of Property Law--what matters and why a variety of pedagogical elements that enhance learning and facilitate use: Overviews that briefly introduce and position the topic of each chapter within the context of the course, to convey to students what the topic is about and why it matters FAQs, or frequently asked questions, with straightforward answers that address common mistakes and misconceptions Sidebars that serve different purposes, such as explaining terminology, offering additional insights, providing study tips or practice pointers Charts and other visual aids that illustrate concepts Key terms are highlighted and defined in the text Chapter Summaries, a list of key points to remind students of the essentials Connections, brief sections at the end of each chapter, that connect the material just covered to topics in other chapters and in chapters to follow--showing students the interconnected structure of the law's framework a clear and informal writing style from the authors of the popular workbook, Estates in Land and Future Interests, which clearly lays out an intricate area of Property Law Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why complements the coverage in the best-selling casebook, Property, Sixth Edition, by Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander, and Schill, and provides multiple platforms for testing and reinforcing student understanding and retention. If you have students who could use help with their casebook assignments, you can confidently refer them to Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why. *A Teacher's Manual may be available for this book. Teacher's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. for more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or [email protected]
Author: Aileen McHarg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Joanne Limburg is a woman who thinks things she doesn't want to think, and who does things she doesn't want to do. As a small child, she would chew her hair all day and lie awake at night wondering if heaven had a ceiling; a few years later, when she should have been doing her homework, she was pacing her bedroom, agonising about the unfairness of lif as a woman, and the shortness of her legs. By the time she was an adult, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours had come to dominate her life. She knew that something was wrong with her, but it would take many years before she understood what that something was. The Woman Who Thought Too Much follows Limburg's quest to understand her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and to manage her symptoms. She takes the reader on a journey through consulting rooms, libraries and internet sites, as she learns about rumination, scrupulosity, avoidance, thought-action fusion, fixed-action patterns, anal fixations, schemas, basal ganglia, tics and synapses. Meanwhile, she does her best to come to terms with an illness which turns out to be common and even - sometimes - treatable. This vividly honest memoir is a sometimes shocking, often humorous revelation of what it is like to live with so debilitating a condition. It is also an exploration of the inner world of a poet and an intense evocation of the persistence and courage of the human spirit in the face of mental illness.
Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
With trademark insight and clarity, author Jeffrey A. Helewitz presents a vivid picture of the role of the paralegal in complex real estate transactions. Always timely and accessible, the Fifth Edition of Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals puts a firm grasp of both theory and practice well within a student s reach. A thorough yet manageable introduction to Real Estate and Property Law, featuring: Broad coverage that includes estates in land and future interests, titles, land use, conveyancing,closing procedures, condos, co-ops, commercial property, and landlord-tenant law Helpful examples that illustrate the role of the paralegal in practice Key terms, Practical Tips, Ethical Points, and Chapter Summaries A final chapter on personal property that introduces students to the essential concepts of tangible and intangible property Edited cases in each chapter that give students practice reading and analyzing case decisions Sample legal forms in each chapter that expose students to legal documents on a variety of topics Extensive practice and review features, such as end-of-chapter review points, exercises, activities, and situational analyses Updated throughout, the Fifth Edition provides: The latest developments on the law surrounding same-sex marriages New cases Updated forms Additional case analyses in every chapter
A History of Modern Moral Philosophy
Author: Jerome B. Schneewind
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Study of the history of moral philosophy which puts Kant's ethics into historical context.
Author: Harold J. Berman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
The roots of modern Western legal institutions and concepts go back nine centuries to the Papal Revolution, when the Western church established its political and legal unity and its independence from emperors, kings, and feudal lords. Out of this upheaval came the Western idea of integrated legal systems consciously developed over generations and centuries. Harold J. Berman describes the main features of these systems of law, including the canon law of the church, the royal law of the major kingdoms, the urban law of the newly emerging cities, feudal law, manorial law, and mercantile law. In the coexistence and competition of these systems he finds an important source of the Western belief in the supremacy of law. Written simply and dramatically, carrying a wealth of detail for the scholar but also a fascinating story for the layman, the book grapples with wideranging questions of our heritage and our future. One of its main themes is the interaction between the Western belief in legal evolution and the periodic outbreak of apocalyptic revolutionary upheavals. Berman challenges conventional nationalist approaches to legal history, which have neglected the common foundations of all Western legal systems. He also questions conventional social theory, which has paid insufficient attention to the origin of modem Western legal systems and has therefore misjudged the nature of the crisis of the legal tradition in the twentieth century.
The Evolution of Property Rights to Meet Ecological Challenges
Author: David Grinlinton,Prue Taylor
This book offers a unique and thought provoking exploration of how property concepts can be substantially reshaped to meet ecological challenges. It takes the discussion beyond its traditional parameters and offers new insights into conceptualizing and justifying property systems, in an age of ecological consequences.
Author: Christophe Geiger
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property is a comprehensive reference work on the intersection of human rights and intellectual property law. Resulting from a field-specific expertise of over 40 scholars and professionals of world re
Author: Simon F. Deakin,Angus Johnston,B. S. Markesinis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Fully updated to cover developments including the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, the Human Rights Act, Regina vs. Ireland, and Regina vs. Burstow, this book provides comprehensive commentary on tort law. The authors provide a variety of comparative and economic perspectives upon the area.
Author: Neil Walker
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
A Gedenkschrift to one of Scotland's most prominent jurists and legal thinkers.
Author: O. Ray Whittington,Patrick R. Delaney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Study Aids
Everything today's CPA candidates need to pass the CPA Exam Published annually, this comprehensive four-volume paperback reviews all four parts of the CPA exam. Many of the questions are taken directly from previous CPA exams. With 3,800 multiple-choice questions, these study guides provide all the information candidates need to master in order to pass the computerized Uniform CPA Examination. Its unique modular format helps you zero in on those areas that need more attention and organize your study program. Complete sample exam The most effective system available to prepare for the CPA exam—proven for over thirty years Timely—up-to-the-minute coverage for the computerized exam Contains all current AICPA content requirements in auditing and attestation; business environment and concepts; financial accounting and reporting; and regulation Unique modular format—helps candidates zero in on areas that need work, organize their study program, and concentrate their efforts Comprehensive questions—over 3,800 multiple-choice questions and their solutions in the four volumes Guidelines, pointers, and tips—show how to build knowledge in a logical and reinforcing way Other titles by Whittington: Audit Sampling: An Introduction, Fifth Edition Wiley CPA Exam Review 2012 arms test-takers with detailed outlines, study guidelines, and skill-building problems to help candidates identify, focus on, and master the specific topics that need the most work.
Author: Richard H. Chused
This casebook raises interesting and challenging problems concerning the development of property law. Property concepts are introduced through cutting edge issues, such as intellectual property, rights of publicity, and ownership rights in the human body. Historical dimensions are presented through discussions of laws which formerly excluded certain individuals from most forms of ownership and property control, such as Native Americans, African Americans, and women. The text covers traditional topics: estates in land, landlord and tenant laws, transfers of property, private land use controls, and constitutional limitations on public land use controls. Most chapters are preceded by a concise summary of legal doctrines or common themes covered in the chapter. Explanatory Notes provide extensive explanations of cases and rules; they clarify complicated opinions with background information regarding the circumstances giving rise to the proceedings. Problems and Problem Notes take students beyond the realm of settled rules to generate analysis of the purpose behind the rules. This book also points students to relevant secondary sources for a broader understanding of property law. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.