Author: John M. Conley,Jane Campbell Moriarty

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145482400X

Category: Law

Page: 696

View: 2653

Using representative cases, comprehensible scientific readings, and the authors' insightful introductions and explanatory notes, Scientific and Expert Evidence, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive treatment of the law and science relating to scientific and expert evidence. The Second Edition adds new material on statistics and economics and explores some of the issues surrounding the evolving science of DNA as it relates to evidence. This casebook helps students develop a solid grounding in the methods and procedures of science and technology by: Presenting complex issues in a clear and concise way, proceeding from scientific background to cases to illustrative comments and questions. Comprehensive coverage that ranges from forensics to medical causation to statistics to economic expert evidence. Providing a balanced mixture of cases, journal articles, and excerpts from the Scientific Evidence Manual. Explaining the technical material in the statistics and the DNA chapters with accessible language that avoids superficial treatment of the issues. Teaching students to become sophisticated consumers of expert evidence, capable of skeptical analysis of opposition claims and critical thought about theoretical problems of expert testimony. Clarifying the different goals and methods of law and science to allow students to discern when and how these differences can be harmonized. New to the Second Edition: Lengthier explanations of basic statistical concepts, with more examples and illustrations, in both the text and the teacher's manual. Additional economics cases. Treatment in the text of evolving DNA science, including expanded coverage of mitochondrial DNA analysis, toxicogenomics, and the vanishing notion of "junk" DNA. An expanded textual treatment of the sometimes-conflicting legal and scientific ideas of causation and proof.
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Author: Erwin Chemerinsky,Laurie L. Levenson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876654

Category: Law

Page: 1450

View: 8819

Written in a student-friendly manner, the third edition of Criminal Procedure eschews reliance on rhetorical questions and law review excerpts in favor of comprehensive exploration of black letter law and trendsetting policy issues. Authored by a pair of well-respected criminal and constitutional law scholars, Criminal Procedure utilizes a chronological approach that guides students through criminal procedure doctrine from rules governing law enforcement investigation to matters related to habeas corpus relief. In addition to presenting the perspectives from various stakeholders (i.e., defense attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and victims), the authors take care to provide students with useful, practice-oriented materials, including pleadings and motions papers. Criminal Procedure not only employs a systemic approach that takes students through issues from policy to application of legal doctrine, but also introduces issues at the forefront of modern criminal procedure debates. Key Benefits: Straightforward writing style and dynamic text combined with clear and presenting thoughtfully edited principal and minor cases Intuitive chronological presentation of topics in an easy-to-understand approach from investigation to prosecution to post-conviction relief Systematic and cohesive exploration of policy on every issue, before moving on to the specifics of doctrine Useful examples for future and current criminal law practitioners Approachable organization based on common progression through criminal justice system Straight writing style that relies on cases and author essays rather than law review excerpts and strict Socratic rhetoric questions. Practice-oriented features, discussion of modern policy issues, useful example documents for practitioners.
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A Structured Approach

Author: David P. Leonard,Victor J. Gold,Gary C. Williams

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 1454863102

Category: Law

Page: 912

View: 1943

Buy anew versionof this Connected Casebook and receiveaccessto theonline e-book,practice questionsfrom your favorite study aids, and anoutline toolon CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes – portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. Evidence: A Structured Approachoffers a unique, structured approach facilitates learning and motivates students to prepare for class. One Federal Rule of Evidence introduces each section, followed by text explaining the background, rationale, and details of the rule. The text includes numerous diagrams as visual aids to learning and short transcripts that illustrate how the rules are applied in the courtroom. The authors emphasize the rules over cases, but include edited versions of some judicial opinions, including the seminal cases that every lawyer should know. The heart of the “structured approach” is the Questions for Classroom Discussion, which follow the narrative explanation for each rule. These questions consist of simple hypothetical cases allowing for a step-by-step analysis of each rule. Because students know what will be the focus of class discussion, they quickly learn that preparation pays off. The book’s website allows students to download the questions directly into their notes before class, freeing students to spend more time listening and thinking while in class. CasebookConnectfeatures: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions fromExamples & Explanations,Emanuel Law Outlines,Emanuel Law in a Flashflashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.
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Equality, Fairness, and Reform

Author: Derek Black

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876468

Category: Law

Page: 1139

View: 9050

"Robert A. Garda, Jr., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Chapter 6; John E. Taylor, West Virginia University College of Law, Chapter 9; Emily Gold Waldman, Pace Law School, Chapers 8 and 10"--Page v.
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Author: Erwin Chemerinsky,Laurie L. Levenson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454882980

Category: Law

Page: 756

View: 7696

Focusing on the adjudicative phase of criminal procedure, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, Third Edition combines Laurie L. Levenson’s first-hand experience in the criminal justice system with Erwin Chemerinsky’s student-friendly writing style. This volume examines the impact of a host of recent developments in the courts and legislature on the trial process. It eschews reliance on rhetorical questions and law review excerpts in favor of comprehensive exploration of black letter law and trendsetting policy issues. The book utilizes a chronological approach that guides students through criminal procedure doctrine. In addition to presenting the perspectives from various stakeholders (i.e., defense attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and victims), the authors take care to provide students with useful, practice-oriented materials, including pleadings and motions papers. Criminal Procedure: Adjudication not only employs a systemic approach that takes students through issues from policy to application of legal doctrine but also introduces issues at the forefront of modern criminal procedure debates. Key Features: Straightforward writing style and clear, dynamic text that is uncluttered with law review excerpts and features thoughtfully edited principal and minor cases. Intuitive chronological presentation of topics. Systematic and cohesive exploration of policy on every issue, before moving on to the specifics of doctrine. Practice-oriented features and discussion of important, modern criminal procedure issues. Approachable organization based on common progression through criminal justice system. Straight writing style that relies on cases and author essays rather than law review excerpts and strict Socratic rhetoric questions. Practice-oriented features, discussion of modern policy issues, useful example documents for practitioners. Useful examples for future and current criminal law practitioners.
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Problems of Practice and the Profession

Author: Nathan M. Crystal

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887311

Category: Law

Page: 688

View: 8011

Known for helping students develop the ability to make sound judgments and to develop a philosophy of lawyering, the concise Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession, Sixth Edition is adaptable to a host of teaching styles. Scores of realistic problems call on students to develop a cogent philosophy of lawyering as they master basic concepts and prepare for the MPRE.
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Learning Evidence Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis

Author: Michael Avery

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 145489220X

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 8783

Law school classroom lectures can leave you with a lot of questions. Glannon Guides can help you better understand your classroom lecture with straightforward explanations of tough concepts with hypos that help you understand their application. The Glannon Guide is your proven partner throughout the semester when you need a supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. Here’s why you need to use Glannon Guides to help you better understand what is being taught in the classroom: It mirrors the classroom experience by teaching through explanation, interspersed with hypotheticals to illustrate application. Both correct and incorrect answers are explained; you learn why a solution does or does not work. Glannon Guides provide straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes material stick.
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Concise Edition

Author: Lisa G. Lerman,Philip G. Schrag

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454891289

Category: Law

Page: 736

View: 3059

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

Author: Ronald Jay Allen,Richard B. Kuhns,Eleanor Swift

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1162

View: 5404

New material, a new co-author, and a new student friendly uniform chaper organization highlight the second edition of this chapter organization highlight the seconde of of this incisive evidence casebook. Authors Allen, Kuhns, and Swift enliven otherwise abstract concepts as they reveal the foundations of the law and rules of evidence. EVIDENCE: Text, Cases, and Problems, Second Edition, emphasizes two main themes: Analytic approach - First, the authors address each major topic as a problem of relevancy. Then they discuss the evidence policy underlying each rule in terms of its effect on jury reasoning. Diagrams illustrate this approach throughout the book. Contextual approach - Issues of admission and exclusion of evidence are analyzed from the perspectives of the major players in the trial process - advocates, judges, and juries. To increase accessibility and facilitate learning, the Second Edition: opens with a criminal trial transcript which serves as a basis for illustrations and problems throughout the book follows a consistent chapter structure of three sections: Interpretation and Illustration to introduce and apply the rule, Elaboration to analyze the policy and draft questions, and Reflections to offer in-depth analysis and new perspectives offers separate and unique chapters on Presumptions and Burdens of Proof in Civil Cases and Presumptions and Burdens of Proof in Criminal Cases New material includes: significant judicial opinions, such as Daubert v. Dow-Merrill Pharmaceuticals and Tome v. United States new Federal Rules of Evidence 413-415 Rule Amendments and Proposed Revisions to FRE new problems With EVIDENCE: Text, Cases, and Problems, Second Edition, students grasp the pivotal role of the rules of evidence in the adversary system.
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Author: Andre Moenssens

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781634607148

Category:

Page: 889

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This text is the seventh edition of an authoritative work that has defined and shaped the legal analysis of scientific evidence for four decades. A single source and definitive reference for law students, scholars, practicing attorneys, and judges, it covers the critical topics in the law and the scientific disciplines most frequently encountered in the courtroom. It explains established capabilities and existing limitations of forensic science methodologies, as well as controversial and emerging issues in both the forensic science community and the legal system. For each discipline, the standards and qualifications of experts are presented along with evidentiary issues and admissibility challenges. This practical resource begins with an overview of admissibility standards for scientific evidence and expert testimony and considerations for selecting and working with experts. It covers the legal principles relevant to demonstrative exhibits used by expert witnesses in connection with scientific evidence. Drawing upon extensive case references and current research articles, the book includes such topics and disciplines as fingerprint evidence, firearm and toolmark evidence, forensic document examination, fire scene and explosives investigation, trace evidence, vehicle investigations, digital forensics, forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, forensic biology and DNA analysis, controlled substances analysis, and forensic psychiatry and psychology.
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Author: Christopher B. Mueller,Laird C. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1321

View: 340

When you want to recommend a manageable student tretise to be used alongside your Evidenc casebook, consider the book students will consult throughout their legal careers - Mueller and Kirkpatrick's EVIDENCE, Second Edition. This noteworthy reference by two of the most highly-regarded experts in the field emphasizes contemporary judicial interpretations of the Federal Rules of Evidence to make the law accessible and understandable. Mueller and Kirkpatrick's careful text provides a solid foundation for students to build on in future study or in practice. When you examine this comprehensive yet concise student treatise, be sure to notice its: straightorward explication of the Rules penetrating analysis of leading case law thorough coverage of both the Federal Rules and state evidence codes clear and authoratative presentation helpful marginal headings, mini-summaries of contents, generous footnotes, and plentiful case citations tightly focused discussions and thoughtful selection of the material New material in EVIDENCE, Second Edition, includes: new Federal Rules of Evidence, including the Rape Shield Statute an in-depth analysis of important new Supreme Court decisions, plus severl significant Court of Appeals decisions updated law review citations a new discussion of scientific evidence If you want your students to master the basics of Evidence, recommend the reference of enduring value - EVIDENCE, Second Edition.
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Author: Christopher B. Mueller,Laird C. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145485894X

Category: Law

Page: 1040

View: 959

The eighth edition of Evidence Under the Rules: Text, Cases, and Problems, one of the most widely-adopted Evidence coursebooks ever published, has been thoroughly revised and redesigned to be even more teachable and student friendly. A new two-color design enhances the reading experience, and new text boxes (many with photographs) provide interesting background on select cases and additional perspectives on key issues. Many elements, however, remain the same, including: the book’s structuring around the Federal Rules of Evidence; carefully edited cases and secondary materials; and the inclusion of numerous problems that allow students to apply new concepts.
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The Roles of Advocate and Neutral

Author: Dwight Golann,Jay Folberg

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876026

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 9255

With an emphasis on the practical, Mediation: The Roles of Advocate and Neutral, Third Edition, integrates theory with skills and strategies, ethics, and multiple practice applications to teach students about mediation and how to represent clients effectively in the process. This next-generation casebook includes all of the mediation material in Resolving Disputes as well as selected materials from the negotiation and hybrid sections. It expands the mediation coverage in the survey casebook, focusing on psychological barriers, techniques of conducting legal mediation, and how to use mediation as a litigator. Lastly, the third edition of Mediation adds coverage not available in the survey book, including exploration of cognitive obstacles, subtle emotional issues, methods of facilitating positional bargaining and disagreements over legal issues, and policy issues affecting mediation. Features: Expanded discussion of how cognitive barriers and emotions such as grief and loss can impact settlement. Examples showing how lawyers sometimes act as informal mediators. A chapter that place caucus, no-caucus, all-caucus and transformative models of mediation side by side, allowing teachers to compare and contrast processes. The purchase of this Kindle edition does not entitle you to receive 1-year FREE digital access to the corresponding Examples & Explanations in your course area. In order to receive access to the hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations found in the Examples & Explanations, you will need to purchase a new print casebook.
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Cases, Statutes, and Problems

Author: Arthur Best,David W. Barnes

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735563152

Category: Law

Page: 894

View: 3799

Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems, Second Edition, written by authors who bring years of experience teaching and writing about torts to the task, is concise, accessible, and employs a well-articulated and class-tested pedagogy. A torts book that doesnt hide the ball from students, both students and teachers will find it user-friendly. The new edition of this casebook retains the features that made it a success: clear, direct text introduces cases and explains important concepts a balance of modern and classic torts cases, including Vaughan v. Menlove (on standard of care), Vincent v. Lake Erie Transportation Co. (on doctrine of incomplete privilege), Greenman v. Yuba Power (on product liability) appealing, memorable problems based on actual reported cases that reinforce understanding and build analytical skills contemporary conception and content with the most current thinking on key issues ample background information that places cases and statutes in context varied note materials -- introductory and transitional notes that encourage close attention to cases and perspective notes that explore a range of viewpoints on tort law a comprehensive Teachers Manual that includes sample syllabi and guidance for structuring 4- and 6-credit courses, detailed suggestions for presenting and preparing cases and materials for class, and answers and analysis to all problems and questions raised in the book The second edition of this popular casebook provides updated material throughout the text illuminates the procedural posture of every case refreshes and updates case selection in a number of chapters, including those for standards of care, statutory violation, multiple sufficient causes, foreseeability as a proximate cause test, substantial factor as a proximate cause test, assumption of risk, and defamation supplies reworked notes and introductory sections, particularly for res ipsa loquitur, duty, and professional standard of care
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Author: David Luban

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454848502

Category: Law

Page: 1416

View: 3801

Bringing a wealth of experience and insight to a rapidly emerging field of inquiry, International and Transnational Criminal Law offers four-part coverage, dynamic perspective, and historical depth. Ideal for the international criminal law course and well suited to courses on transnational law and international law, this casebook carefully examines procedural issues, transnational crimes, and international crimes. Features: Updated throughout to reflect relevant recent Supreme Court and lower court decisions, amended statutes, developments in treaty law, and current scholarship Incorporated recent decisions of the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the ad hoc and hybrid tribunals, particularly regarding the elements of international crimes, sentencing norms, and the prosecutor's role Expanded references to non-U.S. sources, such as the United Kingdom's Terrorism Act of 2006 and its Bribery Act of 2010 Sharpened discussion of jurisdictional as well as extradition and evidence gathering Extended the terrorism chapter by, inter alia, including the Supreme Court's decision in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project and the Lebanon Tribunal's definition of terrorism; adding materials on the (de)listing of designated foreign terrorist organizations; and updating the materials on military commissions Rewrote the International Criminal Court chapter to focus on jurisdiction, admissibility, and the Security Council's role and to concentrate on the Office of the Prosecutor's exercise of prosecutorial judgment, illustrated through Uganda and Sudan case studies Substantially amended the modes of participation and mens rea chapter to incorporate recent decisions, eliminate unnecessary complexities, and, consistent with the ICC's practice, to focus on indirect and direct co-perpetration Updated the crimes against humanity chapter to reflect developments regarding the "group discrimination" and the "state or organizational policy" elements Revised the trafficking in people, drugs, arms, and antiquities chapter Included, in the war crimes chapter, the U.S. drone program, the crime of inflicting disproportionate "collateral" civilian damage, and developments on the crime of recruiting child soldiers Updated the torture chapter to include developments under the Obama administration Updated the Sexual Violence chapter: added the ICC's rape definition and cumulative charging decisions, and discussion of the "new" crime of forced marriage.
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Author: Owen D. Jones,Jeffrey D. Schall,Francis X. Shen

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454847034

Category: Law

Page: 816

View: 5191

The implications for law of new neuroscientific techniques and findings are now among the hottest topics in legal, academic, and media venues. Law and Neuroscience – a collaboration of professors in law, neuroscience, and biology – is the first coursebook to chart this new territory, providing the world’s most comprehensive collection of neurolaw materials. Features: Designed from the ground up with extensive e-capability in mind, with each e-chapter extensively linked to outside sources. Technical subjects explained in an accessible and user-friendly manner. Extensive glossary of key terms. Covers highly current material; over 60% of the cases and publications included were published since 2008
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Author: Charles Abernathy

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314267016

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 817

View: 5317

The second edition of this casebook introduces foreign students, most trained in code-based law, to the unique American mix of common law, statutory materials, and constitutional law. Strongly emphasizing American legal methods and the influence of American history and culture on law in the United States, the book provides a rich array of teaching resources covering both public and private law. Following introductory chapters that cover the relations between important sources of law (common law, statutes, and constitutional law, including the hierarchy of various forms of law), succeeding chapters cover the major topics in constitutional law, civil procedure and jurisdiction, and private law (contracts, torts, and corporations). The book is especially appropriate for schools attempting to meet the new Master of Laws teaching requirements of the N.Y. Bar, and its emphasis on legal methods also makes it suitable for assignment in college-level courses.
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Cases, Commentary, and Problems

Author: David A. Sklansky

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 9781454868279

Category: Law

Page: 840

View: 9327

A highly flexible casebook focusing on core concepts and central controversies in evidence law. With well-selected and tightly edited cases, this casebook offers thoroughly up-to-date coverage of technical and jurisprudential developments in scientific proof. Specifically, the fourth edition contains a dozen new cases while also dropping older material made redundant by the additions. The author has replaced the Supreme Court s confrontation decisions in Davis v. Washington and Michigan v. Bryant with the Court s 2015 decision in Clark v. Ohio. The Court s 2012 decision in Williams v. Illinois, regarding confrontation and expert witnesses, has replaced State v. Lewis. And Warger v. Shauers, the Court s 2014 decision applying Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), has pushed aside Tanner v. United States and People v. Fleiss.
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Author: Joost H.B. Pauwelyn,Andrew Guzman,Jennifer A. Hillman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454877472

Category: Law

Page: 840

View: 2431

Written by a team of leading scholar/practitioners including a former Appellate Body member, PhD economist and former WTO Secretariat Lawyer, International Trade Law covers all aspects of WTO law. Appropriate for a two- to three-hour international trade course, the third edition covers trade in goods, services, and intellectual property, in 22 succinct chapters of around 30 pages, carefully excerpting leading cases, providing basic introductions, probing questions and real life problems. This book balances positive and normative perspectives, mixing legal texts and panel/Appellate Body decisions with analysis of economic and policy challenges faced by the international trading system. The Third Edition has been updated to include recent political and economic events, issues and policy debates, and supplements new developments in case law with additional questions and a revised Teacher’s Manual. Hallmark features of International Trade Law: • Prepared by three leading WTO scholars – providing a balanced international and methodological perspective • Up-to-date, discriminating case selection presents both classic cases and recent doctrine • Contextualizes international trade issues with insights into key economic factors at work • Key WTO cases are edited and presented to illustrate and teach central concepts and doctrine • Illuminating introductory and explanatory material throughout • Helpful summaries of key teaching points are included in each chapter • Well-crafted questions stimulate class discussion on policy issues • Manageable length for two- and three-credit courses • Adaptable to graduate-level courses in international trade • Comprehensive Teachers Manual with answers to questions as well as teaching suggestions, tips, and supplementary material appropriate for class discussion • Complemented by a thorough and up-to-date documents supplement The Third Edition has been revised to include: • Third author added: Jennifer Hillman, former member of the WTO Appellate Body and the US International Trade Commission, now Professor at Georgetown Law • Major revision of trade remedy chapters (dumping, subsidies, safeguards) with new hands-on practical problems • Completely revised chapter on technical barriers to trade (TBT) taking account of new jurisprudence post-2012 (US – Clove Cigarettes, US - Tuna II, US – COOL, EC – Seal) • New text on post-2008 trade collapse, global value chains • Updated statistics on WTO dispute settlement, free trade agreements, developing countries • Discussion of 2015 US Trade Promotion Authority, mega-regionals including TPP and TTIP, 2014 Trade Facilitation Agreement • Includes summaries of new, major cases such as Canada – Feed-in Tariff, EC – Seal, Peru – Agricultural Products, China – Rare Earths
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Persuasion, Strategies, and Technique

Author: Ronald H. Clark,George R. Dekle Sr.,William S. Bailey

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454858788

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 4107

The Cross-Examination Handbook teaches students the skills and strategies behind planning and conducting a persuasive cross-examination. This book offers step-by-step instruction and outstanding examples from illustrative trials. Two criminal and two civil case files, along with role-play assignments, give students practice actually planning and executing a cross-examination.
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