Dahl’s Law Dictionary

2010, Dictionaries, Foreign Law, Legal Profession editor

Spanish-English
Fifth Edition
By: Henry Saint Dahl

Now in its fifth edition, Dahl’s Law Dictionary was the first bilingual dictionary to contain encyclopedic definitions. This new edition includes more than 15,500 words and phrases to aid researchers in defining legal terms in both English and Spanish, expanding and updating hundreds of definitions appearing in earlier editions. For historical value, Dahl has included definitions of repealed statutes when they continue to play a critical role in the laws of a particular jurisdiction. This dictionary includes a parallel table where the main entries can be located thematically in addition to alphabetically.

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Federal Income Tax Law

2010, Legal Education, Legal Research Guides, Taxation editor

A Legal Research Guide
By: Christopher C. Dykes

Federal income tax, an important area of the legal field, is intertwined with other areas of law such as domestic law, estate planning, bankruptcy, international law, criminal law, even law firms that do not solely focus on this area of law are finding themselves increasingly involved with tax law. Federal Income Tax Law is a legal research guide designed to provide an overview of primary and secondary sources of federal income tax law in print and online. This work thoroughly explores the different sources of primary law, including statutes, regulations, case law, and agency decisions, along with the sources that hold them. Secondary sources,

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Preventing Abusive Credit Card Practices

2010, Commercial Law, Legislative History editor

A Legislative History of the Credit Card Act of 2009
Edited by: William H. Manz

Enacted in May 2009, with a level of bipartisan support that was unusual for the 111th Congress, the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, also known as the Credit CARD Act, placed new restrictions on credit card companies and provided new restrictions for consumers. This new act requires creditors to provided written notice 45 days prior to the effective date of:
  • An increase in an annual percentage rate (APR)
  • A significant change in the terms of the cardholder agreement
The Act also prevents credit card companies from increasing rates on existing balances except in certain well-defines circumstances,

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1000 Days to the Bar

2010, Legal Education, Legal Profession editor

But the Practice of Law Begins Now
By: Dennis Tonsing

This outstanding second edition teaches law students how to achieve their personal best in law school. Tonsing provides students with a fresh and novel approach to the study of law, explaining the relationship between the professional practice of law and the actual practices students must perform to achieve their weekly objectives.

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Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2010

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The Jurisprudence of Marriage and Other Intimate Relationships

2010, Family Law editor

Edited by: Scott FitzGibbon, Lynn D. Wardle & A. Scott Loveless

This work is the culmination of papers from leading scholars from universities all over the world, including Trinity College Dublin, McGill University, Harvard Law School, Boston College and Bar-Ilan University, among others! The chapters of this work grew out of the papers which were originally presented at the Symposium on the Jurisprudence of Marriage and Other Adult Intimate Relationships. The papers consider various relationship forms in light of basic jurisprudential and social principles, and elevate the dialogue about marriage law and law reform to a new, higher level of discourse. In three sections, this work focuses on:
  • Basic Goods; Basic Concerns About Marital Relationships
  • Implications for the Law
  • Social,

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Family Manifesto

2010, Family Law, Legal Education editor

What Went Wrong with the Moral Basis for the Family and How to Restore It
By: Lynne Marie Kohm

Working through a combination of ideology, law and faith, Family Manifesto is designed to be a macro revelation of what has occurred and a micro guide for implementing change for the family. Kohm’s Family Manifesto follows the style and goals of previous manifestos, particularly building upon the foundation laid in 1981 by Francis Schaeffer’s Christian Manifesto. Although sometimes written in a Marxian style, this work is replete with Biblical truth for “intentional” living and spells out a directive strategy for the continued success of the family. It is about changing the world,

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Fundamental Principles of Family Law

2010, Family Law, Legal Education editor

Second Edition
By: Lynn D. Wardle and Laurence C. Nolan

Fundamental Principles of Family Law emphasizes the general principles, practical skills, and ethical considerations of substantive and procedural law that regulate family relations in most American states. This casebook takes into account that its readers come from (and practice in) many different states throughout the country – one of many features that help to differentiate it from others in the field. Wardle and Nolan use a simple yet comprehensive organizational structure for studying family law that students will find very useful. While this work offers a thorough overview of common principles, prevailing rules, leading decisions, important trends, uniform laws, and federal laws,

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A Treatise of the Law of Property

2010, Family Law, Property editor

Arising from the Relation Between Husband and Wife, Second Edition
By: R.S. Donnison Roper

This treatise considers the subject of property ownership in a marital relationship under four general divisions:

  • Rights acquired by the husband in the real and personal estates of the wife and his power of the same
  • Rights acquired by the wife in the real and personal estates of the husband and her power over the former
  • Effects of marriage upon the acts and agreements of husband and wife prior to marriage and the husband’s liability in respect to this act
  • Agreements and the disabilities of “coverture,” and the expectations to those disabilities

This work stands out as both a classic in English legal history and for also providing a fine snapshot into the era.

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International Adoption

2010, Family Law, International Law, International Relations, Legal Education, Legal Research Guides editor

A Legal Research Guide
By: Shawn C. Stevens

International adoption is an area of considerable interest, as evidenced by the fact that in 2002 more than 19,000 U.S. adoptions involved children from 20 countries ravaged by war or other major crises. This guide offers prospective parents and researchers alike an overview of the basic issues involved in international adoptions, including the process, legal requirements, costs and pitfalls. This work familiarizes the reader with three ways to adopt internationally and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of such adoptions.

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Preventing Abusive Credit Card Practices

2010, Commercial Law mrosati

A Legislative History of the Credit Card Act of 2009
Edited by: William H. Manz
Enacted in May 2009, with a level of bipartisan support that was unusual for the 111th Congress, the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, also known as the Credit CARD Act, placed new restrictions on credit card companies and provided new restrictions for consumers. This new act requires creditors to provide written notice 45 days prior to the effective date of:
  • An increase in an annual percentage rate (APR)
  • A significant change in the terms of the cardholder agreement
The Act also prevents credit card companies from increasing rates on existing balances except in certain well-defined circumstances,

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