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Public Interest Lawyering

Author : Alan K. Chen
ISBN : 9781454818885
Genre : Law
File Size : 56. 86 MB
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Public Interest Lawyering is the first comprehensive analysis of public interest lawyering that is suitable as a law school elective text and/or advanced legal profession courses and seminars. Drawing upon a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives, this timely textbook examines the lives of public interest lawyers, the clients and causes they serve, the contexts within which they work, the strategies they deploy, and the challenges they face today. Features: The first comprehensive overview of the broad range of contemporary issues faced by public interest lawyers in any American law school text. Thorough discussion of important theoretical issues about the scope and definition of public interest lawyering. Addresses American public interest law from a historical perspective with focus on current issues. Expansive examination of the settings in which public interest practice occurs, including nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private law firms. Presents the advantages and limits of different legal strategies in public interest practice, including lobbying, public education, community organizing, and community economic development. Addresses contemporary challenges of public interest law in context, including economics and financing, legal ethics, the role of legal education, and the globalization of public interest practice. Discusses critiques of public interest law, including a reflection about the role of lawyers in social movements that addresses contemporary critiques. Ethical obligations of public interest lawyers. Explores special issues related to lawyer-client relations in social change contexts. Extensive coverage of: Models of law reform organizations. Conservative cause lawyering. Government lawyers. The economics of social change lawyering. Global social change lawyering.

Good Counsel

Author : Lesley Rosenthal
ISBN : 9781118084045
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 47. 61 MB
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A concise overview of the legal needs of nonprofit organizations Good Counsel is a compact and personable overview of the legal needs of nonprofits, crafted by one of America's most astute nonprofit general counsels. The book distills the legal needs of the 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States.Written in a clear and accessible style, with plenty of humor and storytelling as well as illustrative case studies, Good Counsel explains the basics of nonprofit corporate law, governance, and the tax exemption. It then takes a department-by-department look at legal topics relevant to program, fundraising, finance, communications, human resources, operations, contracts, government relations, and more. Good Counsel is designed help organizations fulfill their missions to do the public good. Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, Good Counsel is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and board members as well as lawyers and law students. Using Good Counsel as their playbook, lawyers, executives, and trustees can get an overview of the most common legal, governance, and compliance issues facing their organization and together ramp up a top-notch legal function. Contains practice pointers, checklists, and assessment tools Features sample contracts, licenses, and other form documents Filled with case studies and end-of-chapter focus questions, as well as available lesson plans for easy classroom use by educators in business, management, public policy, and law schools Good Counsel is the first-of-its-kind guidebook written by the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit. Written by influential author, speaker, and Bar leader Lesley Rosenthal, the General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Good Counsel shares the insights of a Harvard Law School graduate with years of in-house and business law experience as well as board service.

Social Enterprise

Author : Marc J. Lane
ISBN : 1604427396
Genre : Business & Economics
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The future demands an entrepreneurial approach to business if organizations wish to survive. Social enterprise is the heart of much of that activity. This important and timely book describes the special legal considerations lawyers must know when advising for-profit or not-for-profit entities that engage in "socially conscious" activities. From funding, organizational structure, business models, governance, and tax treatments, this book is the complete legal guide to social enterprise.

Animal Sacrifice And Religious Freedom

Author : David M. O'Brien
ISBN : 070061303X
Genre : History
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The Santeria religion of Cuba--the Way of the Saints--mixes West African Yoruba culture with Catholicism. Similar to Haitian voodoo, Santeria has long practiced animal sacrifice in certain rites. But when Cuban immigrants brought those rituals to Florida, local authorities were suddenly confronted with a controversial situation that pitted the regulation of public health and morality against religious freedom. After Ernesto Pichardo established a Santeria church in Hialeah in the 1980s, the city of Hialeah responded by passing ordinances banning ritual animal sacrifice. Although on the surface those ordinances seemed general in intent, they were clearly aimed at Pichardo's church. When Pichardo subsequently sued the city, a federal court ruled in the latter's favor, in effect privileging the regulation of public health and morality over the church's free exercise of its religion. The U.S. Supreme Court heard Pichardo's appeal in 1993 and unanimously decided that the city had overstepped its bounds in targeting this particular religious group; however, the court was sharply divided regarding the basis of its decision. Three concurring opinions registered distinctly different views of the First Amendment, the limits of government regulation, and the religious freedom of minorities. In the end, the nine justices collectively concluded that freedom of religious belief was absolute while the freedom to practice the tenets of any faith were subject to non-discriminatory local regulations. David O'Brien, one of America's foremost scholars of the Court, now illuminates this controversy and its significance for law, government, and religion in America. His lively account takes us behind thescenes at every stage of the litigation to reveal a riveting case with more twists and turns than a classic whodunit. Ranging with equal ease from primitive magic to municipal politics and to the most arcane points of constituti

Disaster Law And Policy

Author : Daniel A. Farber
ISBN : 1454869259
Genre : Disaster insurance
File Size : 52. 96 MB
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Disaster Law and Policy examines the growing field concerned with disaster prevention, emergency response, compensation and& insurance, human rights, and community recovery. The first book on disaster law to appear in the wake of Katrina, this fascinating text provides the key building blocks for a thoughtful analysis of the issues that surround disaster-relief policy and procedure. Exploring the legal issues that surround Katrina and other natural disasters in the U.S. and around the world, Disaster Law and Policy, features: effective tools for legal analysis of issues emerging from disastrous events discussion problems and class exercises an interdisciplinary approach that combines law, public policy, economics, and science broad coverageand—from environmental and land use law to insurance, tort law, and civil rights issues discussion of public expectations of government response in crisis, compared to actual government and private sector preparedness and capabilities examination of post disaster issues such as Medicaid, the role of environmental litigation, communications, law enforcement, evacuation, and the work of the Army Corps of Engineers on the levees in New Orleans Adopting a wider perspective that looks at the legal ramifications of disasters across the United States and around the world, the Second Edition offers: a new chapter on the causes of disasters and their relationship to laws designed to protect health, safety, and the environment a new chapter on risk and uncertainty that examines the latest ideas to come out of economics, complexity theory, and organizational management a new chapter on international disaster law that looks at recent developments in disaster-risk management, the protection of human rights, and the preservation of ecosystem services Coverage includes discussion of the 2005 Asian Tsunami, Chinaand’s Sechuan Earthquake, and Cycloe Nargis in Mynamar/Burma a new chapter on recovery from disaster that features an extended class exercise A unique and timely text in a burgeoning field, Disaster Law and Policy, Second Edition, is ideal for use in a seminar or a course on disaster issuesand—or as a supplement in courses on environmental law or land use.

Wine And Beer Law

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ISBN : 0314294716
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Leadership

Author : Deborah L. Rhode
ISBN : 1454802170
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is the first course book targeted for leadership courses in law schools, and one of the few accessible classroom- oriented texts for leadership in policy and management programs. It combines excerpts from leading books and articles, accessible background material, real-world problems and case histories, class exercises, and bibliographic and media references in areas of core leadership competencies. Features: Author Deborah L. Rhode has edited three well respected books on leadership (two on women and one on moral leadership), has developed one of the first law school courses on leadership, and has written widely on leadership. Each chapter includes excerpts from foundational texts, engaging overviews of core concepts, discussion questions, class problems, and exercises. The problems and overviews draw on contemporary real world examples as well as leading research. Each major topic includes links to short segments from movies, documentaries, and news clips that can be shown in class. Sufficient materials are available so that professors who want to focus only on law, or policy, or management, can select readings and problems centered on those areas. Coverage includes key theoretical and empirical issues concerning the nature and qualities of leadership, the role of values, gender and diversity, philanthropy and public service, and core competencies (decision making, influence, communication, conflict resolution, crisis management, social and organizational change). Materials on moral leadership and scandals make for highly engaging discussion on "how the good go bad." A separate chapter on leadership through film and literature provides background and questions for leading novels, short stories, and movies that profile leadership challenges in law, policy, and management.

The Future Of The Public University In America

Author : James J. Duderstadt
ISBN : 9781421403939
Genre : Education
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The authors conclude by suggesting strategies at the state and federal level to preserve and strengthen public higher education as a resource for future generations.

Land Use Controls

Author : Robert C. Ellickson
ISBN : 1454810084
Genre : Law
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Distinguished authorship characterizes Land Use Controls: Cases and Materials. Robert Ellickson is Professor of Law at Yale and author of several books and many law review articles dealing with land development and property. Vicki Been is Professor of Law at NYU and a highly respected scholar and authority on the takings clause, impact fees, and environmental justice. Their interdisciplinary approach weaves historical, social, and economic perspectives through broad legal coverage. Concise but comprehensive treatment of the legal issues in the private and public regulation of land development includes advanced topics such as environmental justice, building codes and subdivision regulations, and the federal role in urban development. A thematic framework illuminates the connections among multiple topics under land law and gives attention to the factual and political context of the cases and aftermath of decisions. Dynamic pedagogy features original introductory text, cases, notes, excerpts from law review articles, and visual aids (maps, charts, graphs) throughout. Joining the team for the Fourth Edition are Roderick M. Hills (New York University) and Christopher Serkin (Vanderbilt), whose publications have appeared in many leading law reviews, including the Columbia Law Review and the Harvard Law Review. . The Fourth Edition introduces new material on sustainable development as well as a new focus on the mechanics of modern zoning regulations. Post-Kelo eminent domain reform efforts are discussed, and there are expanded comparisons with foreign law. Recent constitutional rulings are covered, including treatments of judicial takings and the Dormant Commerce Clause. Notes are thoroughly updated with recent cases, law review literature, and empirical studies. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fourth Edition presents: two new co-authors: Roderick M. Hills, Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and author of numerous law review articles, focusing on local government law and issues of federalism Christopher Serkin, Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School and author of numerous law review articles,focusing on local governments, eminent domain, andthe takings clause new material on sustainable development new focus on the mechanics of modern zoning regulations Post-Kelo eminent domain reform efforts expanded comparisons with foreign law updated notes, with recent cases, law review literature, and empirical studies

How Leading Lawyers Think

Author : Randall Kiser
ISBN : 3642204848
Genre : Law
File Size : 21. 17 MB
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In this book, 78 leading attorneys in California and New York describe how they evaluate, negotiate and resolve litigation cases. Selected for their demonstrated skill in predicting trial outcomes and knowing when cases should be settled or taken to trial, these attorneys identify the key factors in case evaluation and share successful strategies in pre-trial discovery, negotiation, mediation, and trials. Integrating law and psychology, the book shows how skilled attorneys mentally frame cases, understand jurors’ perspectives, develop persuasive themes and arguments and achieve exceptional results for clients.

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