Cases And Materials On Real Estate Transfer Finance And Development

Author: Grant Nelson
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314288608
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The Ninth Edition of this popular casebook retains the basic organization and coverage of its predecessors, but comprehensively addresses the tremendous changes that have occurred in the past five years in real estate finance and in the real estate industry. The Ninth Edition includes: a thorough updating and revision of the material on foreclosure, including material on loss mitigation, short sales, loan modification programs, pre-foreclosure mediation requirements, and foreclosure-related litigation; a comprehensive revision of the material on securitization and the ownership, transfer, and enforcement of securitized mortgage loans, including detailed treatment of the proper application of Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3 and 9 to the ownership, transfer, and enforcement of mortgage notes and the litigation involving the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS); a comprehensive revision of the chapter on governmental intervention in the mortgage market, including thorough treatment of the FHFA's conservatorship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Dodd-Frank, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; a functional restructuring of the material on bankruptcy law and its impact on mortgagees in Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13.

Cases And Materials On Real Estate Transfer Finance And Development

Author: Grant S. Nelson
Publisher: West Academic
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"Nelson, Whitman, Burkhart and Freyermuth's Real Estate Transfer, Finance, and Development retains the organization and coverage of its predecessors but offers new coverage of the tremendous changes that have occurred in the past three years in real estate finance and the real estate industry. The text discusses the reasons for the real estate market's collapse and describes the new regulatory structures that have been created in response. It also provides a complete update on how Article 9 of the UCC has affected real estate finance and how the Internet is transforming the real estate industry."--Publisher's website.

Conflict Of Laws

Author: Symeon Symeonides
Publisher: West Academic
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Throughout the book, there is extensive information about the law and practice of other mostly civil-law countries that provides an opportunity for instructive comparative discussion. One chapter is devoted to international conflict, and another chapter is focused on conflict in cyberspace.

Domestic Relationships

Author: Ann Laquer Estin
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314275424
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In print and online, this new casebook considers the full range of contemporary domestic relationships, including families based on marriage and families formed through nonmarital cohabitation. The book presents the framework of constitutional and federal law that shapes family law at the state level, and materials to help students master the practical dimensions of family law including the mechanics of determining marriage validity, establishing parentage, and working with uniform jurisdictional statutes. Text boxes and links to online resources pose critical thinking questions and direct students to international and comparative dimensions of the subject, important ethical questions, and further reading.

Federal Courts

Author: Richard D. Freer
Publisher: West Academic
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Black Letter Outlines are designed to help a law student recognize and understand the basic principles and issues of law covered in a law school course. Black Letter Outlines can be used both as a study aid when preparing for classes and as a review of the subject matter when studying for an examination. Each Black Letter Outline is written by experienced law school professors who are recognized national authorities in their subject area.

Land Transactions And Finance

Author: Grant S. Nelson
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314150431
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Black Letter Outlines are designed to help a law student recognize and understand the basic principles and issues of law covered in a law school course. Black Letter Outlines can be used both as a study aid when preparing for classes and as a review of the subject matter when studying for an examination. Each Black Letter Outline is written by experienced law school professors who are recognized national authorities in their subject area.

Law And Religion

Author: Leslie C. Griffin
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781599416489
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The second edition continues the book's interdisciplinary approach to law and religion, including background materials about the religions involved in the cases and readings about comparative religion. The comparative law sections analyze international protection of religious freedom in comparison and contrast with U.S. law. The new edition features recent Supreme Court religion cases O Centro and Summum and considers lower court rulings in anticipation of cases currently before the Court, including the public cross case from California And The Hastings Law School Christian Legal Society case. A variety of state and federal cases addressing issues not resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court is also included. The relationship between science and religion receives extended treatment in Chapter 8. Updated treatment of RLUIPA is included in Chapter 4.

Work Law Cases And Materials 2015

Author: Marion G. Crain
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1632815397
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The law of work has evolved as a patchwork of legal interventions in the labor market, sometimes by statute, and sometimes through the common law of judicial decisions. Most law school curricula divide the law of work into three topical areas--Labor Law, Employment Law, and Employment Discrimination--and offer separate courses in each area. Labor law in the United States is understood to encompass the study of the National Labor Relations Act, the law governing union organizing and collective bargaining. It is the law of collective rights at work. Employment law refers to the statutes and common law governing individual rights at work. It ranges from minimum standards legislation to judicially created doctrines based in tort and contract law. Employment discrimination law deals with the statutes and interpretative case law advancing the antidiscrimination norm in the workplace. These statutes address the problem of status discrimination at work (e.g., discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation). A comprehensive study of the law of work also provides an opportunity to assess critically what form enforcement of rights should take. Should conflicts between employers and employees be channeled into private resolution systems such as collective bargaining or contractual arbitration, or is the public interest sufficient to justify committing administrative, judicial and legislative resources to it? What is the significance of casting employee rights as collective--and therefore entrusting their enforcement to an employee representative such as a union--versus conceptualizing them as individual? Must such a collective representative be independent of the employer, or do employer-initiated employee committees further worker voice just as effectively? Doesn't history also warn of the risks of subordinating individual interests to those of the collective, particularly in the context of a diverse workforce with minority groups characterized by race, ethnicity or gender? Accordingly, the casebook is called " Work Law" and it endeavors to present basic materials on each system of labor market regulation. The book identies core themes of conflict and concern in the workplace, canvass the governing law, and offer a vantage point for assessment. Several themes furnish the organizing structure for the book. The book asks how law should mediate the perennial conflict between employer and employee rights; what difference it makes whether employee rights are conceptualized individually or collectively; what significance the increasing racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the workforce should have for legal policy; whether dispute resolution systems should be privatized (via collective bargaining or individual contract) or remain in the public fora (courts and legislatures); and whether law is the most effective way to address interests of employers and employees (as contrasted, for example, with human resource practices, employer initiatives, or employee self-help measures). The book will be most useful in Employment Law courses that address the significance of conceptualizing rights at work individually as opposed to collectively. Its strength is its refusal to categorize the law of the workplace in doctrinal boxes that may be out-of-date by the time the book reaches maturity. The book adverts to Labor Law principles at a number of points throughout the book, but at a policy level rather than a doctrinal level, as a way of introducing and evaluating an alternative model of employee representation; the book does not assume any knowledge of Labor Law on the part of teacher or student and makes no effort to provide a satisfactory substitute for a Labor Law text. The book offers some detail in the law of Employment Discrimination but does so primarily with an eye toward surveying the field and assessing antidiscrimination regulation as a response to an increasingly diverse workforce, rather than providing an in-depth study of Employment Discrimination principles. The text surveys the existing legal landscape, but it does not stop there. Work Law is an exciting and intellectually stimulating practice area because it is of necessity in a constant state of flux, responding to labor market innovations. Flexibility in thinking is vital to this area of practice. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.