Legal Concepts and Changing Human Relationships
Author: Walter Otto Weyrauch,Sanford N. Katz,Frances E. Olsen
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
The book uses legal practice as a basis to develop a theory of family law. Then it places family law more broadly within legal theory. The organization of the text and the presentation is intended to facilitate an understanding of the significance of family law to legal theory in general. Covers marriage and the relationship between family law and commercial law; informal marriage: state withdrawal or state intrusion; equality in marriage; state control over entry into an exit from marriage; children: raising the next generation; and problems caused by foreign law and our federal system.
Cases and Materials
Author: Judith C. Areen,Milton C. Regan
Part of the popular University Casebook Series, Cases and Materials on Family Law provides an overview of family law, addressing traditional family law issues with an updated family model. The book covers three important themes: the tension between private ordering and state supervision in family law; constitutional doctrines invoked to limit state regulation of family law; and ethical questions unique to the field of family law. Substantially revised and updated, the fourth edition provides enriching discussion by linking key issues to important cases.
Text, Cases, and Materials
Author: Sonia Harris-Short,Joanna Miles,Rob George
Publisher: Text, Cases and Materials
Category: Domestic relations
Placing key judgments and expert commentary at your fingertips, Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials presents everything the undergraduate student needs in one volume. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors offer a detailed and authoritative exposition of family law illustrated by materials carefully selected from a wide range of sources. The book has two principal aims: to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the law relating to the family, and to do so in a way that stimulates critical reflection on that law. Readers are encouraged to consider how and why the law has developed as it has, what policies it is seeking to pursue, whether it achieves the right balance between the rights and interests of individual family members and the wider public interest, and how it operates in practice. Online Resource Centre The text is supported by a substantial Online Resource Centre, which features regular updates on the law, further reading suggestions, and revision questions to accompany each chapter. The website also features supplementary coverage on the following topics: Introduction to family law Family relationships between adults Family property and finances Domestic violence Financial and property provision for children Property and finances when relationships end Child protection
Cases and Materials
Author: D. Kelly Weisberg,Susan Frelich Appleton
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Modern Family Law reflects the social diversity of the modern family as it examines the legal impacts of the women’s movement, the children’s rights movement, the fathers’ rights movement, domestic violence, changing sexual mores, nontraditional family forms, and developments in reproductive technology. Integrating valuable interdisciplinary perspectives, the text includes excerpts, notes, and questions emanating from history, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine, and philosophy. A variety of problem exercises, most derived from actual cases and current events, covers cross-cutting themes as well as the basics of family law. Human-interest stories that complement the cases heighten student awareness of the real impact of the law on people’s lives. Modern Family Law easily adapts to shorter or longer courses. The Sixth Edition offers contemporary perspectives on family law theory and covers new developments on such topics as alienation of affections, adoption, assisted reproduction, attorneys’ sexual ethics, bigamy, child abuse, child custody and support, divorce, domestic violence, grandparents’ visitation rights, names in the family, parentage, premarital agreements, and reproductive rights. The text features major coverage of developments on same-sex marriage, DOMA, and other issues of equality for gay and lesbian families. The decline of marriage and the rise of new conceptualizations of family are explored along with the return of the “culture wars,” including political disputes about contraception.
Text, Cases and Materials
Author: Alison Diduck,Felicity Kaganas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The third edition of this work on family law, comprising text, cases and materials, provides not only an explication of legal principle but also explores, primarily from a feminist perspective, some of the assumptions about, and constructions of, gender, sexual orientation, class and culture that underlie the law. It examines the ideology of the family and, in particular, the role of the law in contributing to and reproducing that ideology. Structured around the themes of equality, welfare, and family privacy, the book aims to offer the benefits of a textbook while also giving students a wide-ranging set of materials for classroom discussion. As well as providing a firm grounding in family law, the text sets the law in its social and historical context and encourages a critical approach by students to the subject. It provides an ideal introduction to family law for undergraduates, but will be equally helpful for postgraduate students of family law for whom it provides a challenging selection of materials set within a theoretical framework rich in ideas and arguments. Review of the second edition: 'Diduck and Kaganas examine legal developments to shed light on society, principally by investigating the ways in which family law constructs and regulates family life and responsibilities. Theirs is an important and ambitious book that aims ultimately at a feminist restatement of family law. .... [T]he [book] is written and referenced in such depth that it is a useful resource for legal as well as social science researchers at all levels, whether looking for theoretical inspiration or drawing up a literature review. The range of diverse sources that Diduck and Kaganas draw on is impressive: they seem to have included every bit of material that helps feminists make sense of family law. There is a well-pitched selection of further reading of such material at the end of each chapter. What's more, they undersell themselves by describing their book as "Text, Cases and Materials", because they have woven by far the largest proportion of the cases and materials into the text.' Helen Reece, Times Higher Education, May 2007. Reviews of first edition: 'A stimulating work which attempts to situate family law in its social, historical and political context. Its appeal should not be confined to family law students, as its commitment to a critical and analytical approach offers insights and ideas with broader significance.' Mary Childs, Child and Family Law Quarterly, September 2002 'The arguments are provocative, the analysis is stimulating and the materials amassed strongly support the authors' aim to question the "axiomatic status of what is traditionally designated as the family".' Fiona E Raitt, Infant and Child Development, September 2002 'It is not often that one can say of a textbook in Law that it "makes interesting reading" with quite the enthusiasm that can be expressed for this text. This new publication offers something that few textbooks seem to offer - a book you CAN open up virtually anywhere and find an interesting piece on almost any aspect of the broad family law spectrum.' Penny Booth, The Law Teacher, September 2002 'All the major themes in feminist and constructionist perspectives in family law are presented together with a wealth of readings and extensive references. As a teaching manual, it is excellent - a coherent feminist perspective across the entire range of family law' Marty Slaughter, Feminist Legal Studies, July 2003
Author: Judith Areen,Marc Spindelman,Philomila Tsoukala
Publisher: Foundation Press
The Concise Edition continues a long tradition of innovation the casebook is widely known and prized for. This new-style edition delivers an up-to-date overview of U.S. Family Law that weaves together a thoughtfully-edited blend of black-letter rules, policy, narrative, history, and transnational sources, with theory judiciously sprinkled throughout. The resulting mix is a casebook that introduces the full range of Family Law topics in a manner that is direct, unadorned, accessible and distinctively teachable. This edition is ideal for instructing students on major highways of the field with materials that capture and convey their dynamism, interest, and future directions.
Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Author: Thomas P. Gallanis
Publisher: Foundation Press
The Sixth Edition of this highly-regarded casebook continues its innovative emphasis on the connection between the law of trusts and estates and the changing American family. The Sixth Edition incorporates the most recent uniform acts from the Uniform Law Commission and the Third Restatements of the American Law Institute, and discusses the very latest "hot" topics, including trust protectors, directed trusts, trust decanting, family offices, and donor standing to enforce charitable trusts. The Sixth Edition also incorporates new important cases, such as the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Hillman v. Maretta (2013). The authors of this book have long been at the forefront of law reform in trusts and estates, and this tradition continues under the authorship of Thomas Gallanis, who is the executive director of the Uniform Law Commission's Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts. He was also an associate reporter for the Restatement Third of Trusts and has been the reporter of two uniform acts, most recently the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act (completed 2013). The Sixth Edition emphasizes problems and questions to facilitate classroom discussion and analysis. Among many other things, the book teaches doctrine and policy, planning and drafting, case analysis and statutory interpretation. The detailed teacher's manual includes extensive syllabi and notes for classroom teaching.
Author: Richard Painter,Ann Holmes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Labor laws and legislation
Cases and Materials on Employment Law is the complete reference resource for students of employment law. The most current sourcebook on the market, the 10th edition offers a wealth of well-chosen case law and stimulating extracts and materials to explain employment law in a contextualized and thought-provoking manner. Discerning author notes and questions accompany each extract, providing valuable additional detail to further students' understanding and encourage them to engage critically with the material. Online Resource Centre This book is also accompanied by a free online resource centre (www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/painter_holmes10e/) which includes an additional material on family rights, an extra chapter on health and safety at work as well as updates to the law and useful weblinks.
Author: Frances Burton
Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
From Frankenstein to futuristic feminist utopias, Decoding Gender in Science Fiction examines the ways science fiction writers have incorporated, explored, and revised conventional notions of sexual difference. Attebery traces a fascinating history of men's and women's writing that covertly or overtly investigates conceptions of gender, suggesting new perspectives on the genre.
Author: Brenda Hale,Elizabeth Cooke
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The Family Law and Society; Cases and Materials is an invaluable resource for students. Produced by an esteemed author team it provides a wealth of carefully selected materials offering an overview of the social, economic, and political trends which have come to shape contemporary family life. The materials are linked by the authors through detailed commentary, opening up the complex legal issues for discussion and offering academic and judicial viewpoints. This new edition has been fully revised to include the significant developments in family law and policy since the fifth edition, including the Adoption and Children Act 2002, the Civil Partnership Act 2004, Gender Recognition Act 2004, and landmark cases such as Miller v Miller; McFarlane v McFarlane, Re G (Residence: Same Sex Partner), Stack v Dowden, Wilkinson v Kitzinger.
Problems and Materials on Children and the Law
Author: Robert H. Mnookin,D. Kelly Weisberg
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
A landmark publication in its first edition, this was one of the first books to explore the full range of legal questions relating to children. This casebook presents an outstanding selection of cases and materials that reflect social and historical perspectives, law, and policy. Features:“/p> Life without Possibility of Parole for Persons Who Commit Crimes as Juveniles Graham v. Florida, 130 S. Ct. 2011 (2010) Miller v. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455 (2012) Juveniles' Fourth Amendment Rights Safford Unified School District v. Redding, 557 U.S. 364 (2009) Juveniles Miranda Rights J.D.B. v. North Carolina, 131 S. Ct. 2394 (2011) Juveniles First Amendment Rights Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assn.,131 S. Ct. 2729 (2011)