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Civil Procedure: Pleading
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This chapter covers the Civil Procedure topic of Pleading: The Plaintiff's Complaint. The chapter takes approximately four class periods to cover in detail. The student is exposed to cases, presented with questions that are designed to both guide class discussion and to help the student focus his reading of the materials, pleadings from cases, and the applicable Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/civil-procedure-pleading

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Author:
Hillel Y. Levin
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Computer-Aided Exercises in Civil Procedure, 7th Edition
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The sixth edition, first published as an ebook, and this seventh edition carry forward the philosophy and structure of the earlier editions. This book is not a comprehensive treatise on the subject of civil procedure, yet it provides a mixture of expository text, cases, and self-testing questions in nearly all of the major areas of the subject.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/computer-aided-exercises-in-civil-procedure

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Author:
Douglas McFarland
Roger Park
Date Added:
06/21/2012
Contract Doctrine, Theory & Practice - Volume 1
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This is the first in a series of Contracts casebooks. It was originally titled "Collaborative Teaching Materials for Contracts."

The first semester of law school is mostly about learning to speak a new legal language (but emphatically not “legalese”), to formulate and evaluate legal arguments, to become comfortable with the distinctive style of legal analysis. We could teach these skills using almost any legal topic. But we begin the first-year curriculum with subjects that pervade the entire field of law. Contract principles have a long history and they form a significant part of the way that lawyers think about many legal problems. As you will discover when you study insurance law, employment law, family law, and dozens of other practice areas, your knowledge of contract doctrine and theory will be invaluable.

Table of Contents
I. Introduction to the Legal Significance of Promise Making

1. What is a Promise?
2. Which Promises Are Enforced?
II. The Consideration Requirement and Alternatives

1. Consideration Doctrine
2. Bargain or Gift?
3. Adequacy Doctrine
4. Promissory Estoppel
5. The Material Benefit Rule
III. Contract Formation

1. Offer
2. Acceptance
3. Revocation of Offers
4. UCC Section 2-207
5. Frontiers of Contract Formation

Access also available here: https://www.cali.org/books/contract-doctrine-theory-practice-volume-1

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Law
General Law
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Author:
J.H. Verkerke
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Contract Doctrine, Theory & Practice - Volume 2
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This is Volume 2 in a three volume series written for Contracts Law. The first semester of law school is mostly about learning to speak a new legal language (but emphatically not "legalese"), to formulate and evaluate legal arguments, to become comfortable with the distinctive style of legal analysis. We could teach these skills using almost any legal topic. But we begin the first-year curriculum with subjects that pervade the entire field of law. Contract principles have a long history and they form a significant part of the way that lawyers think about many legal problems. As you will discover when you study insurance law, employment law, family law, and dozens of other practice areas, your knowledge of contract doctrine and theory will be invaluable.

Table of Contents
IV. Defining the Obligation to Perform

1. Excuse
2. Mistake
3. Substantial Performance
4. Exclusive Dealing Contracts
V. Regulating the Bargaining Process

1. Unconscionability
2. Modification
3. Rules Concerning Information
4. The Statute of Frauds

Access also available here: https://www.cali.org/books/contract-doctrine-theory-practice-volume-2

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Law
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The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Author:
J.H. Verkerke
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Contract Doctrine, Theory and Practice - Volume 3
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This is Volume 3 in a three volume series written for Contracts Law. Its former title is "Collaborative Teaching Materials for Contracts."

The first semester of law school is mostly about learning to speak a new legal language (but emphatically not “legalese”), to formulate and evaluate legal arguments, to become comfortable with the distinctive style of legal analysis. We could teach these skills using almost any legal topic. But we begin the first-year curriculum with subjects that pervade the entire field of law. Contract principles have a long history and they form a significant part of the way that lawyers think about many legal problems. As you will discover when you study insurance law, employment law, family law, and dozens of other practice areas, your knowledge of contract doctrine and theory will be invaluable.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/contract-doctrine-theory-practice-volume-3

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Law
General Law
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The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Author:
J.H. Verkerke
Date Added:
01/01/2012
The Ethics of Tax Lawyering
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This chapter's objective is to raise interesting tax ethics issues in practical contexts. There are 43 notes and questions to prompt and guide discussions, and primary source materials to inform the discussions (e.g., cases, IRC provisions, and Circular 230 excerpts). These Teaching Notes flesh out the notes and questions, summarize the cases, and provide additional information and suggestions for readings. Of course, the ultimate test for casebook materials lies in student interaction based on the materials, so I assigned the materials to my students, and, taking their reaction into account, I have made suggestions below as to materials to eliminate or emphasize in customizing for your own class.

Access also available here: https://www.cali.org/books/ethics-tax-lawyering-second-edition

Table of Contents
1. Introducing Legal Ethics for Tax Lawyers

1.1 Ethics for Lawyers
1.2 The Duty to the Tax System
1.3 Sharing the Profession with Non-Lawyers
2. Regulating Tax Lawyering

2.1 Regulating Tax Lawyering through the IRC
2.2 Regulating Tax Lawyering through Circular 230
2.3 Regulating Tax Lawyering through Malpractice Standards
3. Ethical Problems for Tax Lawyers

3.1 Tax Opinion and Tax Shelters
3.2 Mistakes
3.3 Working with IRS Lawyers and Other Employees

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Law
General Law
Material Type:
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The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Author:
Michael Hatfield
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Evidence: Best Evidence Rule
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The Best Evidence Rule, contained in Article X of the Federal Rules of Evidence (Rules 1001-1008) and state counterparts, is a Rule that requires a party seeking to prove the contents of a writing, recording, or photograph to produce the original (or a duplicate) or account for its nonproduction. Through a series of cases and hypotheticals drawn from actual cases, this chapter gives readers a roadmap for how to address any Best Evidence Rule issue in practice.

Table of Contents
I. Historical Origins of the Best Evidence Rule
II. Article X: The Modern Best Evidence Rule

Access also available here: https://www.cali.org/books/evidence-best-evidence-rule

Subject:
Law
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Author:
Colin Miller
Date Added:
03/21/2012
Evidence: Jury Impeachment
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The anti-jury impeachment rule, contained in Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b) and state counterparts, is a rule preventing the admission of jury testimony or statements in connection with an inquiry into the validity of the verdict, subject to certain exceptions. Through a series of cases and hypotheticals drawn from actual cases, this chapter gives readers a roadmap for how to address any jury impeachment issue in practice.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/evidence-jury-impeachment

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Law
General Law
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Author:
Colin Miller
Date Added:
03/21/2012
Evidence: Rape Shield Rule
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The Rape Shield Rule, contained in Federal Rule of Evidence 412 and state counterparts is a Rule preventing the admission of evidence concerning the sexual predisposition and behavior of an alleged victim of sexual misconduct, subject to certain exceptions. Through a series of cases and hypotheticals drawn from actual cases, this chapter gives readers a roadmap for how to address any Rape Shield Rule issue in practice.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/evidence-rape-shield-rule

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Law
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The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Author:
Colin Miller
Date Added:
03/22/2012
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
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This volume contains the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and forms as amended to December 1, 2011. These rules govern the federal appellate circuit courts. They are promulgated by the Supreme Court of the United States under the authority of Title 28 of the United States Code and appear in the Appendix to Title 28 of the United State Code. They are made available by the United States government on the Federal Digital System (FDSYS.)

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Applicability of Ruiles
Chapter 2: Appeal From a Judgment or Order of a District Court
Chapter 3: Review of a Decision of the United States Tax Court
Chapter 4: Review or Enforcement of an Order of an Administrative Agency, Board, Commission, or Officer
Chapter 5: Extraordinary Writs
Chapter 6: Habeas Corpus; Proceedngs in Forma Pauperis
Chapter 7: General Provisions

Access also available here: https://www.cali.org/books/federal-rules-appellate-procedure-2014-2015

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Law
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The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Date Added:
12/01/2011
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
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These rules govern the conduct of all criminal proceedings brought in Federal courts. Our Federal Rules ebooks include: The complete rules as of December 1, 2012 (for the 2013 edition); All notes of the Advisory Committee following each rule; Internal links to rules referenced within the rules; and external links to the LII website's version of the US Code.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/federal-rules-of-criminal-procedure

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Law
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The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Date Added:
12/01/2012
Intellectual Property Supplement Volume I: Copyright Statutory Law
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This Intellectual Property Supplement from eLangdell Press contains the text of federal laws and regulations in the area of copyright, trademarks and patents. The editors have endeavored to gather all relevant laws, rules and regulations. This collection is intended to be used primarily as a statutory supplement for law students and legal scholars in academic settings, although practitioners in this area of law will also find it useful.This volume, Volume 1: Copyright Statutory Law contains the text of Title 17 of the United States Code as it appears on the most current edition available on the U.S. Government website FDSYS. Updates to the U.S. Code not yet found in the FDSYS published editions can be found in the United States House of Representatives Office of Law Revision Counsel's Classification Tables.

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Law
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The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Author:
Editorial Staff of eLangdell Press
Date Added:
04/16/2012
Intellectual Property Supplement Volume III: Trademark Statutory Law
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This Intellectual Property Supplement from eLangdell Press contains the text of federal laws and regulations in the area of copyright, trademarks and patents. The editors have endeavored to gather all relevant laws, rules and regulations. This collection is intended to be used primarily as a statutory supplement for law students and legal scholars in academic settings, although practitioners in this area of law will also find it useful.This volume, Volume III: Trademark Statutory Law contains Chapter 22 of Title 15 of the United States Code as it appears on the most current edition available on the U.S. Government website FDSYS. Updates to the U.S. Code not yet found in the FDSYS published editions can be found in the United States House of Representatives Office of Law Revision Counsel's Classification Tables.

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Law
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The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Author:
Editorial Staff of eLangdell Press
Date Added:
04/16/2012
Intellectual Property Supplement Volume II: Patent Statutory Law
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This Intellectual Property Supplement from eLangdell Press contains the text of federal laws and regulations in the area of copyright, trademarks and patents. The editors have endeavored to gather all relevant laws, rules and regulations. This collection is intended to be used primarily as a statutory supplement for law students and legal scholars in academic settings, although practitioners in this area of law will also find it useful.This volume, Volume 2: Patent Statutory Law contains the text of Title 35 of the United States Code as it appears on the most current edition available on the U.S. Government website FDSYS. Updates to the U.S. Code not yet found in the FDSYS published editions can be found in the United States House of Representatives Office of Law Revision Counsel's Classification Tables.

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Law
General Law
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Textbook
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The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Author:
Editorial Staff of eLangdell Press
Date Added:
04/16/2012
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
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This is not a comprehensive citation reference work. Its limited aim is to serve as a tutorial on how to cite the most widely referenced types of U.S. legal material, taking account of local norms and the changes in citation practice forced by the shift from print to electronic sources. It begins with an introductory unit. That is followed immediately by one on "how to cite" the categories of authority that comprise a majority of the citations in briefs and legal memoranda. Using the full table of contents one can proceed through this material in sequence. The third unit, organized around illustrative examples, is intended to be used either for review and reinforcement of the prior "how to" sections or as an alternative approach to them. One can start with it since the illustrative examples for each document type are linked back to the relevant "how to" principles.

Access also available here: https://www.cali.org/books/introduction-basic-legal-citation

Table of Contents
1-000. Basic Legal Citation: What and Why?
2-000. How to Cite
3-000. Examples - Citations Of
4-000. Abbreviations and Omissions Used in Citations
5-000. Underlining and Italics
6-000. Placing Citations in Context
7-000. Reference Tables

Subject:
Law
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Material Type:
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Provider:
The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Author:
Peter Martin
Date Added:
01/01/2013
Land Use
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This text explores the laws governing the use of land. Sometimes narrowly focused, often intensely local, land use regulation may give the impression of a highly specialized field with small stakes.

Table of Contents
1. Preface
2. The Zoning System

2.1. Introduction
2.2. Variances
2.3. Special Use Permits
2.4. Comprehensive Planning
3. Judicial Review

3.1. Substantive Due Process
3.2. Adjudication and Quasi-Adjudication
3.3. Procedure
3.4. Discriminatory Zoning
3.5. Anticompetitive Zoning
3.6. Spot Zoning
3.7. Contract Zoning
3.8. Nonconforming Uses
3.9. Vested Rights
3.10. Neighbor Consent Provisions
4. Regulatory Takings

4.1. Origins
4.2. Theory
4.3. Doctrine
4.4. Procedural Issues
4.5. Exactions
4.6. German Takings Law

Subject:
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Author:
Christian Turner
Date Added:
03/21/2012
Securities Law: Selected Statutes and Regulations, Volume 1:  The Securities Act of 1933
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Securities Law: Selected Statutes and Regulations contains the text of federal laws and regulations in the area of securities as published by the United States Government Printing Office on the FDSYS website. The currency of each law and regulation can be found in its header block. The editors have endeavored to gather all relevant laws, rules and regulations related to this area of law, including Securities Act of 1933, The Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company and Investment Advisors Acts of 1940, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and the regulations and forms promulgated under them. It also contains the Attorney Standards of Conduct in this area. It is intended to be used primarily as a statutory supplement for law students and legal scholars in academic settings, although practitioners in this area of law will also find it useful.

Subject:
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
Provider Set:
The eLangdell Bookstore
Author:
Editorial Staff of eLangdell Press
Date Added:
01/01/2012
U.S. Bankruptcy Code and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP)
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This book contains the verbatim text of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP) and reflects amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that were effective in December 2011. There are two versions available - both with and without the historical and revision notes for the Bankruptcy Code. Whether you want the full version will depend on your tolerance for these sometimes-lengthy materials at the end of each Code section.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Author:
Robert M. Lawless
Scott A. Cromar
Date Added:
01/01/2012