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1L of a ride : a well-traveled professor's roadmap to success in the first year of law school - Andrew J. McClurg
Call Number: KF287 .M38 2013
ISBN: 0314283056
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: 1. Destination law school -- 2. Pre-trip planning: what to do before you arrive -- 3. Fear factor: top five law student worries -- 4. What kind of student do you want to be (and be known as)?: twenty law student types -- 5. The first-year curriculum: what to expect -- 6. The first days: starting out right -- 7. The Socratic and case methods: origins, purposes, facts and myths -- 8. Reasons to participate in class and ten tips for doing it well -- 9. Law professors -- 10. The top five habits of successful students: a C.R.E.D.O. (Consistent, rigorous, efficient, diligent, organized) -- 11. Case-briefing -- 12. Note-taking -- 13. Outlining -- 14. A short course in law school exams: the single-exam format, types of questions, grading policies, and exam autopsies -- 15. Exam preparation -- 16. Law school essay exams: the fifteen most common mistakes -- 17. Tackling law school multiple-choice questions -- 18. Legal research and writing: an interview with five experts -- 19. The bleak side of law school: anxiety, depression, and self-doubt -- 20. Maintaining well-being -- 21. Welcome back to the jungle: the perilous second semester -- 22. The special plight of nontraditional students, especially "night" students -- 23. The impact of law school on outside relationships -- 24. Law review, moot court, and other co- and extracurricular activities -- 25. Recapping law school's first year in the words of students -- Epilogue: The end of a long and grinding road -- Appendix. Sample issue-spotting/problem-solving essay question

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ABA medical-legal guides : the forensic autopsy for lawyers - Samuel D. Hodge
Call Number: KF8802 .H63 2013
ISBN: 1627223460
Publication Date: 2013
Summary: A forensic autopsy is a classic function of the police power of the state. The results of the autopsy can be essential evidence in the prosecution of a crime. Such evidence is also necessary in civil cases where tort liability is a key element of a case. Without a firm cause or manner of death, it may be very difficult to link an individual's actions to a death for culpability to attach...from the publisher.

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ABCs of the UCC : Article 2A, Leases - Amy Boss, Steve Whelan, and the UCC Committee
Call Number: KF593 .C6 B67 2013
ISBN: 9781627223935
Publication Date: 2013
Summary: This guide will give attorneys for lessors and lessees, as well as third parties such as lenders and equipment suppliers who are involved with lease transactions a concise, readable introduction to Article 2A. In particular, because Article 2A has contributed mightily to clarifying the law regarding rights of third parties, events of default, and remedies, the authors have devoted significant space to explaining these portions of Article 2A. From the publisher.

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Acing criminal procedure : a checklist approach to solving procedural problems - Leslie W. Abramson
Call Number: KF9619.6 .A27 2013
ISBN: 9780314282736
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Incorporation & retroactivity -- Right to counsel -- Search and seizure : search and arrest warrants -- Search and seizure : Fourth Amendment activity -- Search and seizure : warrantless searches and seizures -- Police interrogations & confessions -- Identification procedures -- Exclusionary rule -- Entrapment -- Conclusion : general examination tips -- Appendix: mini-checklists

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American psychosis : how the Federal government destroyed the mental illness treatment system - E. Fuller Torrey, MD
Call Number: RC443 .T66 2014
ISBN: 9780199988716
Publication Date: 2014
Contents: Joe Kennedy : a man with problems -- Robert Felix : a man with plans -- The birth of the federal mental health program: 1960-1963 -- The short, unhappy life of the federal mental health program: 1964-1970 -- The death of the federal mental health program: 1971-1980 -- The perfect storm: 1981-1999 -- Dimensions of the present disaster: 2000-2013 -- Solutions : what have we learned and what should we do?

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Annotated financial institution bond - Michael Keeley, editor
Call Number: KF1223 .A966 2013
ISBN: 1627224351
Publication Date: 2013
Summary: Annotated Financial Institution Bond, Third Edition, examines every case construing the relevant provisions of the standard Financial Institution Bond. Previous annotations that were deemed to be of little or no relevance have been omitted, while noteworthy older cases remain. The annotations have been streamlined to include only those facts important to the stated holding of the case, and to limit the holding of each application to the section of the bond under discussion. From the publisher

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A blackletter statement of federal administrative law - Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association
Call Number: KF5407.Z9 B53 2013
ISBN: 1627223029
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Adjudication -- Informal rulemaking -- Scope of review -- The availability of judicial review of administrative action -- Freedom of information, sunshine, advisory committees -- Government management of the administrative process

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Business persons : a legal theory of the firm - Eric W. Orts
Call Number: K1301 .O78 2013
ISBN: 9780199670918
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Foundations of the firm. I : business entities and legal persons -- Foundations of the firm. II : agency, contracts, and property -- The public/private distinction : two faces of the business enterprise -- Enterprise liability, business participant liability, and limited liability -- The nomenclature of enterprise : a taxonomy of modern business firms -- Managing and regulating the shifting boundaries of the firm -- Two applications

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China's legal system - Pitman B. Potter
Call Number: KNQ68 .P682 2013
ISBN: 9780745662688
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Introduction -- Development of the socialist legal system -- Political stability -- Economic prosperity -- Social development -- International engagement -- Conclusion

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Civil rights litigation : representing plaintiffs today - Rebecca A. Taylor
Call Number: KF4750 .T37 2013
ISBN: 1622723171
Publication Date: 2013
Summary: "Civil Rights Litigation seeks to help lawyers, their clients, and the general public negotiate the field of civil rights law in the social and political climate of America today. The potentially relevant fields of law are vast, and this book focuses on finding potential answers for many problems faced by today s civil rights plaintiffs and their counsel. In three sections, it highlights some important tools and strategies offered by the litigation process and alternate dispute resolution mechanisms..." From the publisher

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Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment : enforcing liberty and equality in the states - William B. Glidden
Call Number: KF4558 14th .G55 2013
ISBN: 9780739185735
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: An overview of the post-Civil War constitutional amendments -- The Thirteenth Amendment and the 1866 Civil Rights Act -- The original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment -- Applying constitutional rules for governance over time -- The Supreme Court eviscerated the privileges or immunities clause and section five -- Congress, protective laws, and the court in the 20th century -- The judicial supremacy and state action doctrines should be removed from section five -- Section five should be restored to the Constitution in its full original meaning so Congress can protect our Fourteenth Amendment rights

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Constitutional law - Jesse H. Choper
Call Number: KF4550 .Z9C56 2013
ISBN: 9780314276179
Publication Date: 2013
Alt. Title: Gilbert law summaries constitutional law

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The contested murder of Latasha Harlins : justice, gender, and the origins of the LA riots - Brenda E. Stevenson
Call Number: KF224.D8 S74 2013
ISBN: 9780199944576
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: 'Tasha : the girl with the wonderful smile -- Soon Ja Du : "She had a good life in Korea" -- March 16, 1991 : not just another Saturday in South Central -- People v. Du : "I would dream of closing arguments" -- People v. Du : sentencing -- Whose fire this time? -- Epilogue : Justice?

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Crime as structured action : doing masculinities, race, class, sexuality, and crime - James W. Messerschmidt
Call Number: HV6025 .M393 2014
ISBN: 9781442225404
Publication Date: 2014
Contents: Introduction; 1 Theory; 2 Racist Lynchers; 3 Reformed Hustler; 4 Murderous Managers; 5 Perilous President; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index

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Critical race theory : the cutting edge - Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, editors
Call Number: KF4755 .C75 2013
ISBN: 9781439910603
Publication Date: 2013
Summary: "Offering a comprehensive and stimulating snapshot of current race jurisprudence and thought, this new edition of Critical Race Theory is essential for those interested in law, the multiculturalism movement, political science, education, and critical thought." From the publisher.

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A dream foreclosed : black America and the fight for a place to call home - Laura Gottesdiener ; foreword by Clarence Lusane
Call Number: HD7293.Z9 G68 2013
ISBN: 9781884519215
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Foreword -- Introduction -- The dream -- One hundred acres of houses -- The house on the wrong side of town -- The boy who was fast -- As good as rats -- The explosion -- A ten-year crime spree -- Lord, I am sinking -- Where they going to put all these people? -- Everything was everywhere -- The fight -- We are the . . . -- Call off the dogs -- I will not go back -- Liberated -- The story of my life / by Jajuanna Walker -- Epilogue

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Energy, economics, and the environment : cases and materials - Fred Bosselman
Call Number: KF2120 .B67 2010
ISBN: 9781599417226
Publication Date: 2010
Content: Introduction -- General principles of public utility regulation -- Water power -- Coal -- Domestic petroleum -- International petroleum -- Natural gas : production, prices and pipelines : from regulation to markets -- Introduction to electricity -- Electric power competition -- Climate change : regulating emissions -- Renewable energy sources -- Conservation and efficiency -- Nuclear energy -- Transportation -- Corporate social responsibility in the energy industry

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The forgotten presidents : their untold constitutional legacy - Michael J. Gerhardt
Call Number: KF5051 .G47 2013
ISBN: 9780199967797
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Martin Van Buren -- William Henry Harrison -- John Tyler -- Zachary Taylor -- Millard Fillmore -- Franklin Pierce -- Chester Arthur -- Grover Cleveland (1) -- Benjamin Harrison -- Grover Cleveland (2) -- William Howard Taft -- Calvin Coolidge -- Jimmy Carter

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Framed : America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance - Sanford Levinson
Call Number: KF4530 .L48 2012
ISBN: 9780199890750
Publication Date: 2012
Contents: Of compromise and constitutions -- What is the pint of preambles? -- How does a "republican form of government" differ from "democracy"? -- Elections and a republican form of government -- Bicameralism -- If two opinions are good, is a third opinion (with the power of most of the time absolutely to kill the decision of the first two opinion-makers) even better? -- Presidentialism (and "gubernatorialism") -- So what, precisely, does one get, as a constitutional matter, upon being elected president? -- Presidential duration in office, the possibility of impeachment, and the role of the vice president -- Divided government -- How "independent" a judiciary do we really want? -- On the judiciary (and supreme court) as guardian of the constitution -- Federalism -- Amendment -- Emergency powers

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Gender and law : theory, doctrine, commentary - Katharine T. Bartlett, Deborah L. Rhode
Call Number: KF478 .A4 .B375 2010
ISBN: 9780735589315
Publication Date: 2010
Contents: Formal equality -- Substantive equality -- Nonsubordination -- Difference theory -- Autonomy -- Identity

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The great dissent : how Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind-- and changed the history of free speech in America - Thomas Healy
Call Number: KF224.A34 H43 2013
ISBN: 9780805094565
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Prologue: an unexpected visit -- Train fever -- A smart chap -- The habit of intolerance -- Catspawned -- The old ewe and the half-bakes -- "He shoots so quickly" -- Defending sophistries -- Dangerous men -- "They know not what they do" -- The red summer -- "Workers--wake up!" -- A plea for help -- "Quasi in furore" -- Adulation -- "Alone at Laski" -- Epilogue : "I simply was ignorant."

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Intellectual property in the new technological age - Robert P. Merges, Peter S. Menell, Mark A. Lemley
Call Number: KF2979 .I432 2012
ISBN: 9781454820093
Publication Date: 2012
Contents: Trade secret protection -- Patent law -- Copyright law -- Trademark law -- State intellectual property law and federal preemption

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Last chance for justice : how relentless investigators uncovered new evidence convicting the Birmingham church bombers - T.K. Thorne
Call Number: HV6534.B5 T46 2013
ISBN: 9781613748640
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Chronicles the re-opening of the investigation into the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, detailing how detectives identified new witnesses and unearthed lost evidence.

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Law and jurisprudence in American history : cases and materials - Stephen B. Presser, Jamil S. Zainaldin, editors
Call Number: KF352.A7 L38 2009
ISBN: 0314187839
Publication Date: 2009
Contents: The emergence of the theory of the popular will as the basis of law in the American colonies : legal and constitutional perspectives on the American Revolution -- Federalism versus republicanism in the courts : conceptions of national law -- Securing the revolution of 1800 through the common law -- Law and society in the mid-nineteenth century -- Competition and labor law in ante-bellum and late nineteenth century America -- Law and jurisprudence for the modern industrial age -- Private law present and future : towards a welfare state? -- The current struggle for the soul of American law

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Legal drafting : process, techniques, and exercises - Thomas R. Haggard and George W. Kuney
Call Number: KF250 .H345 2007
ISBN: 9780314184405
Publication Date: 2007
Contents: pt. I. Introduction. A philosophy of drafting ; Contract drafting ; Legislative drafting ; The rules of interpretation ; Drafting ethics ; An overview -- pt. II. Preparation and planning. Getting started ; Drafting within the law ; Determining substance ; Choosing the right concept ; Organization -- pt. III. Drafting techniques. Avoiding ambiguities ; Dradting style and usage ; Definitions ; Terms creating legal consequences ; Document typography and layout ; Reviewing and revising drafted documents -- pt. IV. Additional exercises

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Legal writing in plain English : a text with exercises - Bryan A. Garner
Call Number: KF250 .G373 2013
ISBN: 9780226283937
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Principles for all legal writing -- Principles mainly for analytical and persuasive writing -- Principles mainly for legal drafting -- Principles of document design -- Methods for continued improvement

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Licensed to practice : the Supreme Court defines the American medical profession - James C. Mohr
Call Number: R728 .M637 2013
ISBN: 9781421411415
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Medical regulation in the United States through the Civil War -- Dr. Reeves and the founding -- Building the "True Church" -- Challenges from within -- Securing legislation -- Exercising power -- The dents confront the board -- The West Virginia State Supreme Court -- Conflict and enforcement -- The United States Supreme Court -- American medical practice after Dent

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A mere machine : the Supreme Court, Congress, and American democracy - Anna Harvey
Call Number: KF8742 .H375 2013
ISBN: 9780300171112
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American democracy -- The Supreme Court, the elected branches, and the Constitution -- Estimating the effect of elected branch preferences on Supreme Court judgments -- The puzzle of the two Rehnquist courts -- Explaining the puzzle of the two Rehnquist courts -- Elected branch preferences, public opinion, or socioeconomic trends? -- Restoring the Court's missing docket -- Misreading the Roberts court -- What's so great about independent courts, anyway?

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Pass the bar exam : a practical guide to achieving academic & professional goals, teacher's edition - Sara J. Berman
Call Number: KF303 .B451 2013
ISBN: 1627223444
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: The need for bar support and its place within the law school -- Bar support and academic support programs -- Chapter-by-chapter exercises, tips, and assessments -- Extracurricular bar support -- Curricular bar support -- Creating an online bar support program -- Creating an alumni bar mentoring program -- Appendix

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Pension and employee benefit statutes and regulations, selected sections - David A. Pratt
Call Number: KF3509.A7 P54 2013 Circ/Reserve
ISBN: 9781609301606
Publication Date: 2013

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Professional liability to third parties - Jay M. Feinman
Call Number: KF1289 .F45 2013
ISBN: 162722257X
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Historical development -- Privity and near privity -- Third party beneficiary law -- Negligence -- Misrepresentation -- Lawyers -- Accountants -- Evaluative business services -- Design professionals: architects and engineers

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Professional responsibility : problems of practice and the profession - Nathan M. Crystal
Call Number: KF306 .C79 2012 Circ/Reserve
ISBN: 9781454802976
Publication Date: 2012
Contents: Introduction to professional responsibility -- The attorney-client relationship -- The ethical duty of confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, and the work product doctrine -- Conflicts of interest -- Limitations on zealous representation -- Ethical issues in particular areas of practice -- Issues in the delivery of legal services -- Special ethical problems of law firms

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Public health law : power, duty, restraint - Lawrence O. Gostin
Call Number: KF3775 .G67 2008 Circ/Reserve
ISBN: 9780520253766
Publication Date: 2008
Contents: A theory and definition of public health law -- Public health regulation : a systematic evaluation -- Public health law in the constitutional design : public health powers and duties -- Constitutional limits on the exercise of public health powers : safeguarding individual rights and freedoms -- Public health governance : direct regulation for the public's health and safety -- Tort law and the public's health : indirect regulation -- Global health law : health in a global community -- Surveillance and public health research : personal privacy and the "right to know" -- Health, communication, and behavior : freedom of expression -- Medical countermeasures for epidemic disease : bodily integrity -- Public health strategies for epidemic disease : association, travel, and liberty -- Economic liberty and the pursuit of public health -- Concluding reflections on the field

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Reflections on judging - Richard A. Posner
Call Number: KF9050 .P55 2013
ISBN: 9780674725089
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: The road to 219 South Dearborn Street -- The federal judiciary evolves -- The challenge of complexity -- Formalism and realism in appellate decision making -- The inadequate appellate record -- Coping strategies for appellate judges I : judicial self-restraint -- Coping strategies for appellate judges II : interpretation -- Make it simple, make it new : opinion writing and appellate advocacy -- Forays into the district court -- What can be done, modestly?

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Secured transactions under the Uniform commercial code and international commerce - Louis F. Del Duca
Call Number: KF1050 .D453 2011
ISBN: 1422490815
Publication Date: 2011
Contents: Why creditors prefer a secured transaction: generating working capital using "personal property" asset based financing -- Identifying transactions subject to article 9: creating attached and enforceable security interests -- Default, repossession, and disposition -- Perfection and priority -- The effects of bankruptcy -- Introduction to international secured transactions -- Appendix A. Actual text and simplified version of selected provisions of the UCC pertaining to secured transactions -- Appendix B. Detailed model security agreement -- Appendix C. Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment -- Appendix D. Protocol to the UNIDROIT Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment

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Sex and international tribunals : the erasure of gender from the war narrative - Chiseche Salome Mibenge
Call Number: KZ7162 .M53 2013
ISBN: 9780812245189
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: The women were not raped : gender and violence in Butare-Ville -- All the women were raped : gender and violence in Rwanda -- All men rape : gender and violence in Sierra Leone -- All women are slaves : insiders and outsiders to gender and violence

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Sports law and regulation : cases, materials, and problems - Matthew J. Mitten
Call Number: KF3989 .S6775 2013
ISBN: 1454810726
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Regulating interscholastic (high school) athletics -- Regulating intercollegiate athletics -- Regulating olympic and international athletics -- Coaches' contracts and related issues -- Professional sports league governance and legal regulation -- Labor relations in professional sports -- Regulating agents -- Racial equality issues in athletics -- Gender equality issues in athletics -- Health, safety, and risk management issues in sports -- Intellectual property issues in sports

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Trade secrets : a legal research guide - Grace M. Mills
Call Number: K1577 .M55 2013
ISBN: 0837738776
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: 1. Introduction: purpose and scope of this guide -- 2. International aspects -- 3. Federal and state statutes -- 4. Congressional bills, reports and hearings -- 5. Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports -- 6. United States General Accounting Office (GAO) reports -- 7. Federal case law -- 8. State case law -- 9. Books -- 10. Law reviews, law journals, newsletters and periodicals -- 11. Internet sites -- 12. Databases

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Transactional lawyering skills : client interviewing, counseling, and negotiation - Richard K. Neumann
Call Number: KF300 .N48 2013
ISBN: 9781454822325
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Transactional lawyering -- Becoming a professional -- Problem-solving and problem-prevention -- Oral communication skills -- Lawyering for and with clients -- Interviewing transactional clients -- Counseling and advising transactional clients -- Some examples of counseling and advice -- Preparing for counseling: developing options -- Counseling conversations with transactional clients -- Some common problems in counseling -- Negotiation by lawyers in transactions -- Interests, rights, and power -- Problem-solving and positional approaches - collegial and combative styles -- Negotiation discussions with the other party's lawyer -- Some common problems in negotiation -- Appendices

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U.S. regulation of hedge funds - Shartsis Friese
Call Number: KF1078 .U14 2013
ISBN: 9781616328115
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Investment adviser registration and regulation -- Exclusions from "investment company" definition -- Hedge fund structures -- Private and regulation offerings -- Disclosure obligations -- State blue sky regulation -- Marketing activities -- Websites and social media -- Avoidng broker registration -- ERISA considerations -- Custody iv. U.S. regualtion of hedge funds, Second Edition -- Trading activities and reporting -- Brokerage allocation practices -- Fees and spcial profit allocations -- Tax considerations

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Understanding the ADA - William D. Goren
Call Number: KF480 .G67 2013
ISBN: 9781627222747
Publication Date: 2013
Summary: "Understanding the ADA delves deeper into many of the complex topics of disability claims. The updates offer expanded guidance on remedies if the law is violated; advice on when you have a right to sue; the statute of limitations for ADA claims; when a complaint will survive a motion to dismiss; and whether a class-action is a viable thing to pursue. There are new areas of discussion regarding standing, when a complaint is sufficient, statute of limitations, and mixed-motive jury instructions, and additional information on disparate treatment cases, class actions, jury selection, and Batson challenges." From the publisher.

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Worldox in one hour for lawyers - John Heckman
Call Number: KF320.R42 H43 2013
ISBN: 9781627222471
Publication Date: 2013
Summary: "In just one hour, learn how to organize your documents and e-mails electronically with Worldox software. Veteran law-firm technology consult John Heckman reveals what Worldox will do for your firm--and how to customize its features for the specific needs of your practice." From the publisher.

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The writer's legal guide : an Authors Guild desk reference - Kay Murray
Call Number: KF390.A96 M87 2013
ISBN: 9781621532422
Publication Date: 2013
Contents: Writing is a business -- Copyright basics -- Copyright : notice, registration, and deposit -- Copyright : works made for hire, joint works, and community property -- Copyright : infringement, litigation and fair use -- Copyright : history, and its future -- Idea theft, misattribution, reputational harm : other protections for writers -- Free expression and its limits -- How to use open government laws -- Contracts : introduction and negotiating basics -- Negotiating a book contract -- Newspaper, magazine, and syndication contracts -- Self-publishing options: e-books and print on demand -- Electronic rights and wrongs: battles over digital rights -- Literary agents and agency agreements -- Collaboration and ghostwriting agreements -- Film and television contracts and dramatic productions -- How to avoid and resolve disputes -- Taxes : writing income and expenses -- The hobby loss rule -- Taxes: beyond schedule c -- Estate planning for writers

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