The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Property

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Author: Thomas W. Merrill,Henry E. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199718083

Category: Law

Page: 284

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The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Property provides both a bird's eye overview of property law and an introduction to how property law affects larger concerns with individual autonomy, personhood, and economic organization. Written by two authorities on property law, this book gives students of property a coherent account of how property law works, with an emphasis on describing the central issues and policy debates. It is designed for law students who want a short and theoretically integrated treatment of the subject, as well as for lawyers who are interested in the conceptual foundations of the law of property.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Contracts

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Author: Randy E. Barnett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199740186

Category: Law

Page: 257

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Written by the leading expert in the field, The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Contracts provides students with ready access to the basic doctrines of contract law, the story behind their evolution, and the rationales for their continued existence. An engaging book that allows students to grasp the "big picture" of contract law, it is organized around the principle that lies at the heart of contracts: consent. Beginning with the premise of "consent," the book provides a cohesive framework in which to understand the various aspects of contract law.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Income Tax Law

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Author: Edward McCaffery

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199750041

Category: Law

Page: 176

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In The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Income Tax Law, Edward McCaffery presents an accessible introduction to the major topics in the field of federal income taxation, such as income, deductions, and recognition of gains and losses. After discussing central rules and doctrines individually, Edward McCaffery offers a very sophisticated yet clear explanation of the interplay among them, carefully describing how they work together to carry out the policy goals of the U.S. tax system. Professor McCaffery describes, for example, how the current income tax in the United States has increasingly become a wage tax that favors those with capital rather than those whose money comes from labor. In explaining the consequences of tax policy on individuals, he also considers important possible alternatives for income taxation in the U.S. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Income Tax Law sets forth the 'who,' 'what,' 'when,' and 'why' of income tax law and describes the essential concepts of the field in a clear and concise manner that helps students and non-experts increase their understanding of the policies behind modern tax law and the ways in which these policies affect different types of individuals.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Torts

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Author: John C.P. Goldberg,Benjamin C. Zipursky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199996407

Category: Law

Page: 436

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Torts--personal injury law--is a fundamental yet controversial part of our legal system. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Torts provides a clear and comprehensive account of what tort law is, how it works, what it stands to accomplish, and why it is now much-disputed. Goldberg and Zipursky--two of the world's most prominent tort scholars--carefully analyze leading judicial decisions and prominent tort-related legislation, and place each event into its proper context. Topics covered include products liability, negligence, medical malpractice, intentional torts, defamation and privacy torts, punitive damages, and tort reform.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Intellectual Property

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Author: Dan Hunter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195340604

Category: Law

Page: 242

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This text offers an overview and analysis of current IP laws and their history. An introduction to copyright, patent, trademark and trade secrets is provided. Modern intellectual property is looked at in terms of how innovation and progress are linked to IP law, and how small changes in the laws have had significant consequences for society--provided by publisher.

Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law

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Author: Gregory Klass,George Letsas,Prince Saprai

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019102208X

Category: Law

Page: 500

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In recent years there has been a revival of interest in the philosophical study of contract law. In 1981 Charles Fried claimed that contract law is based on the philosophy of promise and this has generated what is today known as 'the contract and promise debate'. Cutting to the heart of contemporary discussions, this volume brings together leading philosophers, legal theorists, and contract lawyers to debate the philosophical foundations of this area of law. Divided into two parts, the first explores general themes in the contract theory literature, including the philosophy of promising, the nature of contractual obligation, economic accounts of contract law, and the relationship between contract law and moral values such as personal autonomy and distributive justice. The second part uses these philosophical ideas to make progress in doctrinal debates, relating for example to contract interpretation, unfair terms, good faith, vitiating factors, and remedies. Together, the essays provide a picture of the current state of research in this revitalized area of law, and pave the way for future study and debate.

American Law in a Global Context

The Basics

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Author: George P. Fletcher,Steve Sheppard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195167238

Category: Law

Page: 682

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Resource added for the Paralegal program 101101.

Contract Law in Perspective

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Author: Linda Mulcahy,John Tillotson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781859417713

Category: Law

Page: 276

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This book complements 'black letter' treatments of contract by looking at legal doctrine and statutes in their social. political and economic context. In addition to describing the key doctrines in the field it explains the ideology behind them and considers the extent to which they serve the needs of the business community and consumers. The book aims to broaden understanding and appreciation of the subject by reference to the 'big ideas' in contract theory and how these relate to practice at a level which is suitable for students. This latest edition of an established text has been substantially revised. The chapters on standard form contracts. government contracts. contract and competition. and clauses regularly found in business contracts have been updated. In addition there are new chapters on contemporary critiques of contract and dispute resolution in the post Woolf era which introduce students to new ideas about the modern day role of contract.

Law 101

Everything You Need to Know about American Law, Fifth Edition

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Author: Jay M. Feinman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190866322

Category: LAW

Page: 376

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"In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. Above all, Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law can be understood by everyone"--

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States

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Author: Edward Allan Farnsworth,Steve Sheppard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199733104

Category: Law

Page: 227

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An excellent introduction or refresher in the United States legal system for all,especially students and foreign audiences.