Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this monograph on the USA not only describes and analyses the legal aspects of labour relations, but also examines labour relations practices and developing trends.
Author: Alvin L. Goldman
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this monograph on the USA not only describes and analyses the legal aspects of labour relations, but also examines labour relations practices and developing trends. It provides a survey of the subject that is both usefully brief and sufficiently detailed to answer most questions likely to arise in any pertinent legal setting. Both individual and collective labour relations are covered in ample detail, with attention to such underlying and pervasive factors as employment contracts, suspension of the contracts, dismissal laws and covenant of non-competition, as well as international private law. The author describes all important details of the law governing hours and wages, benefits, intellectual property implications, trade union activity, employers’ associations, workers’ participation, collective bargaining, industrial disputes, and much more. Building on a clear overview of labour law and labour relations, the book offers practical guidance on which sound preliminary decisions may be based. It will find a ready readership among lawyers representing parties with interests in the USA, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative trends in laws affecting labour and labour relations.
For law students and lawyers to successfully understand and practice law in the U.S., an understanding of the wider context and culture which informs the law is essential.
Author: Kirk Junker
For law students and lawyers to successfully understand and practice law in the U.S., recognition of the wider context and culture which informs the law is essential. Simply learning the legal rules and procedures in isolation is not enough without an appreciation of the culture that produced them. This book provides the reader with an understandable introduction to the ways in which U.S. law reflects its culture and each chapter begins with questions to guide the reader, and concludes with questions for review, challenge and further understanding. Kirk W. Junker explores cultural differences, employing history, social theory, philosophy, and language as "reference frames," which are then applied to the rules and procedures of the U.S. legal system in the book's final chapter. Through these cultural reference frames readers are provided with a set of interpretive tools to inform their understanding of the substance and institutions of the law. With a deeper understanding of this cultural context, international students will be empowered to more quickly adapt to their studies; more comprehensively understand the role of the attorney in the U.S. system; draw comparisons with their own domestic legal systems, and ultimately become more successful in their legal careers both in the U.S. and abroad.
This unique text deals with the most important legal areas for e-commerce related business in most of the member states in Europe as well as the USA.
Author: Gerald Spindler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This unique text deals with the most important legal areas for e-commerce related business in most of the member states in Europe as well as the USA. Topics that are dealt with include: contract law, consumer protection, intellectual property law, unfair competition, antitrust law, liability of providers, money transactions, privacy and data protection.
In Legal English, experienced educators and professors Teresa Kissane Brostoff and Ann Sinsheimer answer the needs of law students unfamiliar with the use of English in legal settings.
Author: Teresa Brostoff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In Legal English, experienced educators and professors Teresa Kissane Brostoff and Ann Sinsheimer answer the needs of law students unfamiliar with the use of English in legal settings. They introduce the student into a new world of study of the law by carefully guiding them through the vital skills and techniques they will need to feel comfortable and proficient in English-speaking and American legal culture.
A legal Latina immigrant in the United States, she reveals the realities of why many Hispanics keep coming to the U.S.A. any way they can. Welcome to her captivating journey of migration and unexpected self-discovery.
Author: Alejandra Campos
Standard Black & White Edition. She was hopeful. She was young. She was clueless. For Alejandra, coming to America was the beginning of a courageous new chapter in her life, but little did she know how complicated it can be to pursue the American Dream--no matter who you are or where you come from. A legal Latina immigrant in the United States, she reveals the realities of why many Hispanics keep coming to the U.S.A. any way they can. Welcome to her captivating journey of migration and unexpected self-discovery.
This new book offers an approachable user's guide to both the spirit and the letter of the law underlying the U.S. legal system.
Author: Jasper Kim
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
This new book offers an approachable user's guide to both the spirit and the letter of the law underlying the U.S. legal system. It provides explanations and examples of most of the concepts covered in law schools explained in plain English, with minimum use of jargon. It also offers copies of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. It's perfect for anyone who wishes a concise and approachable guide to the U.S. Legal system.
Instructors can use the handbook in an introductory US legal English course.
Author: Karen M. Ross
Publisher: NYU Press
An essential handbook for international lawyers and students Focusing on vocabulary, Essential Legal English in Context introduces the US legal system and its terminology. Designed especially for foreign-trained lawyers and students whose first language is not English, the book is a must-read for those who want to expand their US legal vocabulary and basic understanding of US government. Ross uses a unique approach by selecting legal terms that arise solely within the context of the levels and branches of US government, including terminology related to current political issues such as partisanship. Inspired by her students’ questions over her years of teaching, she includes a vast collection of legal vocabulary, concepts, idioms, and phrasal verbs and unpacks concepts embedded in US case law, such as how the US constitutional separation of powers may affect a court’s interpretation of the law. The handbook differentiates basic terms in civil and criminal cases and compares terms that may seem similar because of close spellings but in fact have different meanings. For instance, what is the distinction between “taking the stand” and “taking a stand?” What is the difference between “treaties” and “treatises”? Featuring illustrations and hands-on exercises, Essential Legal English in Context is a valuable self-study resource for those who want to improve their legal English terminology before entering a US law school, studying US law or government, or working as a seconded attorney to a US law firm. Instructors can use the handbook in an introductory US legal English course.
An invaluable and fascinating resource, this carefully edited anthology presents recent writings by leading legal historians, many commissioned for this book, along with a wealth of related primary sources by John Adams, James Barr Ames, ...
Author: Steve Sheppard
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
An invaluable and fascinating resource, this carefully edited anthology presents recent writings by leading legal historians, many commissioned for this book, along with a wealth of related primary sources by John Adams, James Barr Ames, Thomas Jefferson, Christopher C. Langdell, Karl N. Llewellyn, Roscoe Pound, Tapping Reeve, Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Story, John Henry Wigmore and other distinguished contributors to American law. It is divided into nine sections: Teaching Books and Methods in the Lecture Hall, Examinations and Evaluations, Skills Courses, Students, Faculty, Scholarship, Deans and Administration, Accreditation and Association, and Technology and the Future. Contributors to this volume include Morris Cohen, Daniel R. Coquillette, Michael Hoeflich, John H. Langbein, William P. LaPiana and Fred R. Shapiro. Steve Sheppard is the William Enfield Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law.
Covering a broad expanse of topics including commerce, food safety, marketing, nutrition, and emerging food-systems issues such as local food, sustainability, security, urban agriculture, and equity, this book is an essential reference for ...
Author: Michael T. Roberts
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
As the modern food system continues to transform food-its composition, taste, availability, value, and appearance-consumers are increasingly confronted by legal and regulatory issues that affect us all on a daily basis. In Food Law in the United States, Michael Roberts addresses these issues in a comprehensive, systematic manner that lays out the national legal framework for the regulation of food and the legal tools that fill gaps in this framework, including litigation, state law, and private standards. Covering a broad expanse of topics including commerce, food safety, marketing, nutrition, and emerging food-systems issues such as local food, sustainability, security, urban agriculture, and equity, this book is an essential reference for lawyers, students, non-law professionals, and consumer advocates who must understand food law to advance their respective interests.
Revised and expanded in this third edition, American Legal History now features a new coauthor, James Ely, who is a specialist in the history of property rights.
Author: Kermit L. Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Revised and expanded in this third edition, American Legal History now features a new coauthor, James Ely, who is a specialist in the history of property rights. This highly acclaimed text provides a comprehensive selection of the most important documents in the field, which integrates the history of public and private law from America's colonial origins to the present. Devoting special attention to the interaction of social and legal change, it shows how legal ideas developed in tandem with specific historical events and reveals a rich legal culture unique to America. The book also deals with state and federal courts and looks at the relationship between the development of American society, politics, and economy, and how it relates to the evolution of American law. Introductions and instructive headnotes accompany each document, tying legal developments to broader historical themes and providing a social and political context essential to an understanding of the history of law in America. American Legal History, Third Edition, offers fresh material throughout and increased coverage of cases on such topics as slave law, politics, and terrorism. The authors have incorporated more cases dealing with minority rights, including Native American and Asian American rights, women's rights, and gender and gay rights. Two new chapters have been added to this edition: one on law and economics in modern America, including a discussion of the new federalism, and the other on law, politics, and terrorism, including a full discussion of the USA PATRIOT Act. The since 1945 portion includes up-to-date material and current cases. The section on English background and colonial America has been expanded. In addition, there is new material on the most recent developments in American constitutional and legal history. Setting the legal challenges of the twenty-first century in a broad context, American Legal History, Third Edition, is an essential text for students and teachers of constitutional and legal history, the judicial process, and the effects of society on law
The book covers all of the principal forms of international law including treaties, decisions and orders of international institutions, customary international law, jus cogens norms, and general principles.
Author: Curtis Bradley
Publisher: OUP USA
International Law in the U.S. Legal System decodes the often complicated ways that international law operates within the United States legal system and sheds light on unresolved issues and areas of controversy. The book covers all of the principal forms of international law including treaties, decisions and orders of international institutions, customary international law, jus cogens norms, and general principles. It also explores a number of issues that are implicated by the intersection of U.S. law and international law, such as foreign sovereign immunity, international human rights litigation, extradition, and extraterritoriality.
The first section of the book explains the Communist Party’s utilitarian approach to law: rule by law.
Author: Chang Wang
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
China’s legal system is vast and complex, and robust scholarship on the subject is difficult to obtain. Inside China’s Legal System provides readers with a comprehensive look at the system including how it works in practice, theoretical and historical underpinnings, and how it might evolve. The first section of the book explains the Communist Party’s utilitarian approach to law: rule by law. The second section discusses Confucian and Legalist views on morality, law and punishment, and the influence such traditional Chinese thinking has on contemporary Chinese law. The third section focuses on the roles of key players (including judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and legal academics) in the Chinese legal system. The fourth section offers Chinese legal case studies in civil, criminal, administrative, and international law. The book concludes with a comparison of China’s fundamental governing and legal principles with those of the United States, in such areas as checks and balances, separation of powers, and due process. Uses extensive legal materials and historical documents generally unavailable to Western based academics Gives insider knowledge, including first-hand experience teaching law, and close involvement with judges, attorneys, and law professors in China Analyses legal issues from historical and cultural perspectives holistically
Critics hark back to a time before the state intervened so directly in citizens' lives. In The People's Welfare, William Novak refutes this vision
Author: William J. Novak
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Much of today's political rhetoric decries the welfare state and our maze of government regulations. Critics hark back to a time before the state intervened so directly in citizens' lives. In The People's Welfare, William Novak refutes this vision
This book, the first of its kind, provides parties opting for “private justice” with vital judicial reassurance on U.S. courts’ highly supportive posture in enforcing awards and its pronounced reluctance to intervene in the arbitral ...
Author: Laurence Shore
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
International Arbitration in the United States is a comprehensive analysis of international arbitration law and practice in the United States (U.S.). Choosing an arbitration seat in the U.S. is a common choice among parties to international commercial agreements or treaties. However, the complexities of arbitrating in a federal system, and the continuing development of U.S. arbitration law and practice, can be daunting to even experienced arbitrators. This book, the first of its kind, provides parties opting for “private justice” with vital judicial reassurance on U.S. courts’ highly supportive posture in enforcing awards and its pronounced reluctance to intervene in the arbitral process. With a nationwide treatment describing both the default forum under federal arbitration law and the array of options to which parties may agree in state courts under state international arbitration statutes, this book covers aspects of U.S. arbitration law and practice as the following: .institutions and institutional rules that practitioners typically use; .ethical considerations; .costs and fees; .provisional measures; and .confidentiality. There are also chapters on arbitration in specialized areas such as class actions, securities, construction, insurance, and intellectual property.
This book introduces legal education, the legal profession, the legal system, and primary sources of the law.
Author: Margaret Z. Johns
This book introduces legal education, the legal profession, the legal system, and primary sources of the law. It begins with the basics and then introduces more sophisticated issues. The fourth edition updates all the statistical information about legal education and the legal profession, uses a new series of cases showing the evolution of the common law, and includes the Obergefell case to illustrate the complex interplay of legal doctrines.
Cet ouvrage propose une etude du systeme juridique des Etats-Unis, qui s'inscrit dans une tradition fondamentalement differente de celle de la France et figure parmi les plus complexes du monde.
Author: Eileen Servidio-Delabre
Cet ouvrage propose une étude du système juridique des Etats-Unis, à la fois représentatif de la tradition de Common Law, et atypique dans son évolution et son fonctionnement. Dans une perspective historique, la première partie propose une étude approfondie de la Common Law à travers le droit britannique dont elle est issue. La deuxième partie est ensuite consacrée à une analyse des principes fondamentaux du système juridique américain : les sources du droit, les tribunaux, et notamment les particularités liées à sa structure fédérale. Enfin, la troisième partie aborde l'essence même de ce système en exposant les craintes des Américains à l'égard de leur propre gouvernement fédéral, et les protections constitutionnelles visant à les apaiser. Les lecteurs sont invités à se mettre à la place des juristes anglo-américains, en partageant leur langue, leur mode de réflexion et leurs techniques, pour résoudre les questions juridiques proposées. L'étudiant et le praticien trouveront dans cet HyperCours un outil de référence autant qu'une analyse permettant de saisir la culture juridique et la mentalité américaine bien différente de la conception romano-civiliste du droit français. Selon le principe de la collection, le cours est suivi de compléments pédagogiques pour vérifier et renforcer les acquis et se préparer aux examens.
Reprint of first edition. "From both the legal and historical standpoint the book contains many things that are richly suggestive.
Author: Frank Johnson Goodnow
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Goodnow, Frank J. The Principles of the Administrative Law of the United States. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, . xxvii, 480 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002042756. ISBN 1-58477-348-0. Cloth $110. * Reprint of first edition. A member of the Columbia faculty, Goodnow [1859-1939] was the first individual in the United States to hold a professorship in administrative law. His major work, this book analyzes the distinction between 'politics' and 'administration.' According to Goodnow, politics is concerned with policy and other expressions of state will. Administration is concerned with the faithful execution of enacted legislation. He observes that administration has a tendency to overstep this boundary and concedes that politics must therefore monitor administration to keep it in line with the people's will.