Family Law

Author: Leslie Joan Harris,June R. Carbone,Lee E. Teitelbaum,Rachel Rebouche

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887788

Category: Law

Page: 1056

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Family Law, Sixth Edition is a modern and teachable casebook, offering comprehensive coverage and a mix of interdisciplinary materials. It compares innovative developments in some states with the reaffirmation of traditional principles in others, and does so in the context of a wider focus on family and the state, the role of mediating institutions, and the efficacy of law and particular methods of enforcing the law. The casebook deals with the complexity of family law both in the organization of the chapters—separate units on family contracts, jurisdiction, and practice, for example, can be shortened, skipped, or taught in almost any order—and the diversity of material within each chapter. Each unit combines primary cases with comprehensive notes, supplemented with academic and policy analyses that provide a foundation for evaluation. Detailed problems extend the coverage or apply the commentary to real world examples. Key Features: A streamlined and updated chapter on the legal significance of being married, including an updated section on reproductive rights to reflect the potential influence of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellersted Major revisions to the chapters on marriage and informal domestic partnerships to reflect the impact of Obergefell v. Hodges A complete update of the parentage cases to incorporate the latest developments on same-sex partners, three parent recognition, third party visitation, adoption, and assisted reproduction Revised sections on the role of settlement agreements and out-of-court processes in divorce and the dissolution of relationships Coverage of cross-disciplinary topics, including financial principles, genetics/statistics, clinical psychology, social history, policy discussions, counseling, negotiation, ADR, and ethics

Work of the Family Lawyer

Author: Robert E. Oliphant,Nancy Ver Steegh

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454877618

Category: Law

Page: 992

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More concise and practice-focused than traditional casebooks, Work of the Family Lawyer, 4E integrates the study of fundamental family law principles with analysis of the policy challenges and practical problems faced by today s family lawyers. The Reflective Questions, which follow narrative sections of the book, help to stimulate analysis and spark classroom discussion, and the flexible design makes the book an effective learning tool for traditional classrooms, simulated courses, and in clinical settings. Features: Reflective Questions follow narrative sections of the book to stimulate analysis and spark classroom discussion. Reduced number of chapters with deleted material merged into existing chapters.

Family Law

Theoretical, Comparative, and Social Science Perspectives

Author: James Dwyer

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454831553

Category: Law

Page: 936

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Family Law emphasizes the issues and skills most relevant to domestic relations practice. The text employs a novel and dramatic organization with three substantive units that compare the legal treatment of the parent-child relationship vs. adult intimate relationships at stages of formation, regulation, and dissolution. In keeping with the modern reorientation of the field, Family Law reflects the transition "From Partners to Parents" beginning with the creation of parent-child relationship rather than marriage. Its geographical breadth delivers more comparative materials than other texts, using examples from a variety of cultures to provoke "why don't we do this?" considerations. Each student-friendly chapter and section begins with a clear summary of current law that orients the reader before examining legal texts in detail. This structure invites theoretical critique only after a solid foundation is laid. Statutes are core to the text which gives proper emphasis to the vital skill of statutory interpretation in todays practice. Up-to-date material provides more recent cases than any other textbook. With an empirical emphasis, Family Law draws from the significant literature in sociology, psychology, anthropology and other fields so that legal analysis is grounded in real-life application. Focused questions direct students to the heart of the analysis, often using headings before questions to alert readers to the type of analysis required, for example: statutory interpretation, policy, client counseling, and moral theory. Features: Novel organization three substantive units compares legal treatment of parent-child relationship vs. adult intimate relationships considers stages of formation, regulation, and dissolution Reflects modern reorientation of the field in keeping with transition "From Partners to Parents" starts with creation of parent-child relationship rather than marriage Geographical breadth much more comparative material than current texts examples from other cultures lead to "why don't we do this?" considerations Student-friendly organization each chapter and section begins with clear summary of current law orients students before examining legal texts invites theoretical critique after foundation is laid Statutes at the core proper emphasis on the vital skill of statutory interpretation Up-to-date more recent cases than any other textbook Empirical emphasis draws from sociology, psychology, anthropology, and other fields grounds legal analysis in real world application Focused questions direct students to the heart of the analysis use headings to alert students as to the type of analysis required (e.g., statutory interpretation, policy, client counseling, moral theory)

Modern Family Law

Cases and Materials

Author: D. Kelly Weisberg,Susan Frelich Appleton

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454874708

Category: Law

Page: 992

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Modern Family Law reflects the social diversity of the modern family as it examines the legal impacts of the women’s movement, the children’s rights movement, the fathers’ rights movement, domestic violence, changing sexual mores, nontraditional family forms, and developments in reproductive technology. Integrating valuable interdisciplinary perspectives, the text includes excerpts, notes, and questions emanating from history, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine, and philosophy. A variety of problem exercises, most derived from actual cases and current events, covers cross-cutting themes as well as the basics of family law. Human-interest stories that complement the cases heighten student awareness of the real impact of the law on people’s lives. Modern Family Law easily adapts to shorter or longer courses. The Sixth Edition offers contemporary perspectives on family law theory and covers new developments on such topics as alienation of affections, adoption, assisted reproduction, attorneys’ sexual ethics, bigamy, child abuse, child custody and support, divorce, domestic violence, grandparents’ visitation rights, names in the family, parentage, premarital agreements, and reproductive rights. The text features major coverage of developments on same-sex marriage, DOMA, and other issues of equality for gay and lesbian families. The decline of marriage and the rise of new conceptualizations of family are explored along with the return of the “culture wars,” including political disputes about contraception.

Family Law

Author: Harris,June Carbone,Lee E. Teitelbaum

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454825128

Category: Law

Page: 1044

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A modern and teachable casebook for the family law course, offering comprehensive coverage and a mix of interdisciplinary materials. Features: Developments on marriage promotion/divorce reform efforts, which include mandated marriage classes Case law on parental alienation/friendly parent provisions with increasing numbers of women losing custody The continuing move away from the marital presumption, with new cases from Kentucky The extension of estoppel principles in parentage decisions, particularly in California and New York Update of states recognizing same-sex partners' parenting rights A brief new section on the right to know biological parents, including the new case in Canada Update on new statutory regulation of surrogacy including limitations to women with established medical need International recognition of assisted reproduction, with new case from France refusing to grant citizenship to child of French parents born to surrogate abroad.

Community Property in California

Author: Grace Ganz Blumberg

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454874805

Category: Law

Page: 864

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Written by a recognized expert on community property and family law issues in California, Grace Ganz Blumberg's comprehensive casebook prepares students for the California bar examination and equips them for California practice in the areas of divorce, decedents--estates, and debtor-creditor law. Community Property in California carefully balances cases, notes, questions, and problems for student comprehension. Because community property is a relatively narrow subject involving the interplay of state legislation and case law, the casebook is structured to encourage students to develop and refine their analytic skills and to enable professors to guide their students in doing so. Comparative text puts California law into context by including references to the Uniform Marital Property Act and the marital property chapter of the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution. Key Features: Recent developments in the law of transmutation including In re Marriage of Valli, which extended the reach of the transmutation statutes to spousal transactions with third parties, overruling prior case law. Resolution of the good-faith issue in putative spouse doctrine: A putative spouse need only have a subjective good faith belief that she is married. Ceja v. Rudolph & Sletten, Inc. Update on the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry. Developments in judicial enforcement of the statutory disclosure rules at divorce.

Child Family and State

Problems and Materials on Children and the Law

Author: Robert H. Mnookin,D. Kelly Weisberg

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454845554

Category: Law

Page: 933

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A landmark publication in its first edition, this was one of the first books to explore the full range of legal questions relating to children. This casebook presents an outstanding selection of cases and materials that reflect social and historical perspectives, law, and policy. Features:“/p> Life without Possibility of Parole for Persons Who Commit Crimes as Juveniles Graham v. Florida, 130 S. Ct. 2011 (2010) Miller v. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455 (2012) Juveniles' Fourth Amendment Rights Safford Unified School District v. Redding, 557 U.S. 364 (2009) Juveniles Miranda Rights J.D.B. v. North Carolina, 131 S. Ct. 2394 (2011) Juveniles First Amendment Rights Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assn.,131 S. Ct. 2729 (2011)

Contemporary Family Law

Author: Douglas Abrams,Naomi Cahn,Linda Mcclain,Catherine Ross,David Meyer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101652

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Page: 1280

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In the fourth edition, all 17 chapters are fully updated to reflect the latest family law developments. Developments based on Obergefell v. Hodges are treated fully throughout the new edition. This popular family law casebook engages students with the significant changes to the American family and the corresponding evolution of family law doctrine and policy. The book emphasizes that contemporary families take a variety of forms, including marital and nonmarital relationships, and that constitutional considerations play an increasingly important role in family law. The fourth edition preserves and builds on the approach of the earlier editions: presenting core substantive family law doctrine while also exploring ongoing and emerging policy debates and discussing the importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations with experts in fields such as psychology and accounting. The book introduces the myriad issues central to family law practice and to a lawyer's ethical and professional responsibilities. New cases have been substituted where appropriate, and the notes following each lead case, statute or article have been thoroughly updated. In addition, new Problems expand the number of opportunities for actively engaging students. Contemporary Family Law highlights the issues of professional and ethical responsibility that arise in family law, not only by using Problems that invite students to engage in role playing, but also by devoting separate chapters to legal ethics, alternative dispute resolution, and private ordering. While providing a grounding in the historical and contemporary regulation of marriage, the book also devotes chapters to nonmarital couples and to establishing parenthood. The book also emphasizes concrete aspects of legal practice and professional responsibility by, for example, including material at the end of the first chapter on shifting paradigms within family law practice and the roles of family lawyers, by addressing jurisdictional issues in one integrated chapter, and by presenting problems for discussion in each chapter that enable students to apply doctrine in real-life settings that lawyers face. Moreover, because child custody arrangements lead to some of the most acrimonious family disputes, this casebook devotes two chapters to custody: the first treats the initial custody decision, and the second explores continuing litigation concerning visitation, custody, and key childrearing decisions after the initial disposition, including disputes involving third parties such as cohabitants and grandparents. Both custody chapters include disputes involving nonmarital children. New and expanded material in the fourth edition includes full treatment of Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Supreme Court's ruling on the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry and to have every state recognize their marriage, and its ramifications throughout family law. This edition has added a separate chapter on nonmarital couples, including a section on domestic partnerships, civil unions, and other legal statuses in the wake of Obergefell; extensive coverage of debt and family finances, reflecting the current economic climate, as well as new material on how taxes affect families; substantially updated discussion of the impact of gender in child custody decisions and the current legal status of shared parenting; an expanded Section on the Hague Convention; detailed discussion of new and emerging reproductive technologies; and major revisions to the chapter on child support (including recent data on the central role of child support in low-income families). The chapter on private ordering integrates the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. Finally, the comprehensive 700-page teachers manual presents explanations and pedagogical strategies, including extended exercises, that will help new adopters design a rich course that meets their students'

Family Law in Focus

Author: Marlene A. Pontrelli,J. Shoshanna Ehrlich

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454881208

Category: Law

Page: 714

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Family Law in Focus offers a comprehensive, practice-oriented approach to the legal and practical aspects of Family Law. By providing real-world scenarios throughout, the text gives students numerous opportunities to apply what they are learning, and solidify their understanding of important concepts. Clear explanatory text, Case Previews, and Case Follow-ups further clarify the doctrine and aid in student understanding.

Modern Consumer Law

Author: Katherine Porter

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860855

Category: Law

Page: 648

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Modern Consumer Law is a lively, concise, problem-focused text on contemporary consumer law. It is the only text on the market conceptualized after Dodd-Frank and its creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The book takes a functional approach to consumer law, looking at types of transactions such as mortgages as well as kinds of laws such as disclosure rules. It examines core theoretical questions in an accessible way, revealing consumer law as a series of statutes built on the common law foundations of contract and tort. Organized into 28 class-sized assignments, the book is easy to adapt to a teacher’s preferences in terms of focus and class credits. The problems provide students with the opportunity to apply statutes to realistic situations and ask them to consider the perspectives of consumers, businesses, and lawmakers. Katherine Porter is a national expert in consumer law and a co-author of Wolter Kluwer’s The Law of Debtors and Creditors.

Family Law

Cases and Materials

Author: Judith C. Areen,Marc Spindelman,Philomila Tsoukala

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609300548

Category: Law

Page: 1300

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The Sixth Edition continues a long tradition of innovation the casebook is widely known and prized for. Preserving the best of earlier editions, the casebook delivers an up-to-date overview of U.S. Family Law that weaves together black-letter rules, policy, narrative, history, transnational sources, and theory, into an accessible and teachable whole. The book is written with an eye toward helping teachers prepare their students to appreciate and engage Family Law's incredibly dynamic present, and to begin imagining how to actively shape its important, vibrant future. The Sixth Edition of Family Law is more than an update of prior editions it reconceptualizes the field of family law for the 21st century. Through judicious use of new historical and social science material, this edition illuminates current controversial issues in family law, and for the first time places American family law in an international context.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Concise Edition

Author: Lisa G. Lerman,Philip G. Schrag

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897597

Category: Law

Page: 736

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Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Concise Fourth Edition is the briefer version of Lerman and Schrag’s highly successful problem-based textbook that offers a contemporary and thoughtful approach to challenging ethical dilemmas, encouraging deep analysis and lively class discussion. Key Features: Succinct and accessible explanation of lawyer law in question and answer format Numerous problems based on actual cases, in which students must analyze the ethical and strategic issues as if they were practicing lawyers Focus on issues that students are most likely to face in their early years of practice Stimulating presentation of materials, including cartoons, tables, and photos New to the Fourth Edition: Updates of countless recent developments in lawyer law, including the amendments to Rules 1.6, 1.18 and 8.4 Up-to-date discussions of how the Internet is affecting law practice, including the use of e-mail and social media Engaging two-color design New chapter on the changing legal profession Reorganized so that the chapters match the practice MPRE questions in Lerman, Schrag, and Gupta’s Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations and Practice Questions.

Problems and Materials on Commercial Law

Author: Douglas J. Whaley,Stephen M. McJohn

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876107

Category: Law

Page: 1488

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Clear, lucid, and extremely accessible, Problems and Materials on Commercial Law helps students understand black letter law and the statutory language in the Uniform Commercial Code. Concise yet comprehensive coverage includes the most recent case and statutory developments in all fundamental areas of Commercial Law, including sales, payment systems, and secured transactions. A sensible, flexible organization follows the order of UCC Articles 2, 3, 4, and 9, and is adaptable to many teaching styles. Drawing on experience in both teaching and writing, the authors provide thorough and practical coverage using a popular problem approach. The text s effective format, manageable length, and inclusion of the most important cases make Problems and Materials on Commercial Law concise and efficient.

Contracts

Cases and Doctrine

Author: Randy E. Barnett,Nathan B. Oman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454885645

Category: Law

Page: 1248

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Contracts: Cases and Doctrine, Sixth Edition, features a mix of lightly-edited classic and contemporary cases that stresses current contract doctrine along with the essential lawyering skill of case analysis—how to sift through the facts of the case to discern the prevailing rules and theory. Randy Barnett and Nate Oman’s innovative text introduces each case and provides the historical background of the iconic cases that make the study of contract law engaging. Study Guide questions help students identify salient issues as they read each case. Judicial biographies of each judge provides additional context. Key Features of the New Edition: The 6th Edition has been edited to make it even more modular and therefore easier for professors to select which doctrines to cover. The introductory materials have been shortened to permit a speedier entry to whichever basic doctrine the professor chooses to begin with. A new section on public policy defenses has been added. Recent developments involving arbitration agreements in the wake of the Supreme Court’s AT&T Mobility case are also covered. In addition, roughly a dozen new cases have been substituted, chosen for their interesting facts or their proven pedagogical usefulness. As always, every effort is made to provide students with background materials on the litigation, such as new judicial biographies and excerpts from recently published scholarship dealing with the cases covered. New cases include: Jordan v. Knafel Arnold Porter v. Fuqua Industries Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble Inc. Also, in keeping with the book’s focus on the “classic” cases we have included some iconic cases missing from earlier editions, including: Masterson v. Sine Security Stove & Manfacturing Co. v. American Railway Express Lefkowitz v. Great Minneapolis Surplus Store Lawrence v. Fox Harris v. Watson

Property Law

Rules, Policies, and Practices

Author: Joseph William Singer,Bethany R. Berger,Nestor M. Davidson,Eduardo Moises Penalver

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454888148

Category: Law

Page: 1200

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This hugely successful cases-and-problems book is acclaimed for its textual clarity, evenhanded perspective, and contemporary, up-to-date character. Easily distinguished from other property casebooks for its clear descriptions of legal doctrine and its variations; its explanations of the social ramifications of property law; its emphasis on both statutory and regulatory interpretation; its comprehensive treatment of public accommodations and fair housing law, current tribal property issues, and property in human bodies; and its use of the problem method to teach legal reasoning and lawyering skills. Thoroughly updated to reflect significant changes in the law of property, the Seventh Edition incorporates multiple new Supreme Court cases, including: Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., Obergefell v. Hodges, and Reed v. Town of Gilbert, and three decided or pending cases with implications for regulatory takings, Horne v. Dep’t of Agriculture, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States, and Murr v. State.

Elder Law

Practice, Policy, and Problems

Author: Nina Kohn

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454843217

Category: Law

Page: 672

View: 2016

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The casebook is a client-focused, teaching-oriented book. It integrates narrative with cases, statutes, regulatory materials, and commentaries to create a comprehensive, tightly organized teaching tool. A key feature is that, unlike the competing casebooks, the book is replete with problems, questions, and exercises designed to help students apply what they are learning and to facilitate lively classroom discussion. Many of these are client counseling hypotheticals that ask students to advise hypothetical clients or to describe how they would approach a client meeting.

Family Law

Author: Robert E. Oliphant,Nancy Ver Steegh

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 073556289X

Category: Law

Page: 499

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A clear and comprehensive organization makes Examples & Explanations: Family Law the perfect ancillary source for any family law course. This cutting-edge and topically significant supplement is now fully updated in its Second Edition. Utilizing the trusted Examples & Explanations methodology, this text challenges students to assimilate a vast array of material in a problem-based, forward thinking manner. This edition retains the great features that made it a dependable source for students in its First Edition: offers clear organization and comprehensive coverage of material includes topics such as alternative dispute resolution, domestic violence, and professional responsibility breaks family law into distinct, digestible topics, unlike other books of its nature distinguishes maintenance from property division and custody from modification of custody challenges students with cutting edge issues, as authors integrate firsthand accounts of material with progressive practitioners to discern new trends in family law and family law practice The Second Edition also includes an abundance of updated & timely information, including: discussion of innovative new procedures and professional roles, including: parenting coordinators neutral experts collaborative law practice additional emphasis on same-sex marriage, cohabitation, child support, paternity, and alternative dispute resolution almost entirely new examples and explanations, most of which are based on actual reported cases additional focus on abortion and other constitutional issues An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/familye&e

Problems and Materials on Payment Law

Author: Douglas J. Whaley,Stephen M. McJohn

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 9781454863328

Category: Law

Page: 600

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Clear, lucid, and extremely accessible, Problems and Materials on Payment Law helps students understand black letter law and the statutory language in the Uniform Commercial Code, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and the Expedited Funds Availability Act. A sensible, flexible organization follows the order of UCC Articles 3, 4, and 8, and is adaptable to many teaching styles. Drawing on experience in both teaching and writing, the authors provide thorough and practical coverage using a popular problems approach. The text s effective format, manageable length, and inclusion of the most important cases make Problems and Materials on Payment Law concise and efficient. A Teacher s Manual provides sample syllabi, answers to all the problems in the text, and suggestions on the best ways to teach various topics."

Family Law from Multiple Perspectives

Cases and Commentary

Author: Lynn D. Wardle,Mark Philip Strasser,Lynne Marie Kohm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314286208

Category: Law

Page: 1034

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This concise casebook introduces students to basic family law doctrines in the context of the fundamental but often unarticulated moral and policy debates. The organization of the 26 chapters is simple and coherent. Chapter One introduces foundational principles; the remaining 25 chapters are divided into six sections that discuss family law regulation of the formation, continuation, and dissolution of horizontal (spousal) and vertical (parent-child) family relationships. Each subchapter includes cases, statutes, short notes (emphasizing the variations among state laws, historical context and conceptual grounding for the family law doctrines), problems, and a review of multiple perspectives that have influenced the development of the relevant family law doctrines, rules and policies.

Administrative Law

A Casebook

Author: Bernard Schwartz,Roberto L. Corrada

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 865

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Through four editions, the late Bernard Schwartz's clear and accessible casebook has illuminated a path through the intricacies of Administrative Law for both students and instructors. Now, under the direction of Roberto L. Corrada (2000 winner of the prestigious Carnegie fellowship for teaching), Administrative Law: A Casebook returns in a revised, refined, and updated new edition. As in previous editions, this exemplary casebook emphasizes the basic principles of administrative law in an accessible fashion: concise and practical, it covers key topics in just seven chapters clear and straightforward, it was written with students in mind arranged chronologically, it mirrors the course of procedure in actual practice organized for flexibility, it begins with an overview of administrative law and its agencies addressing state law issues, in addition to standard federal topics, it gives students valuable exposure to the arena where most administrative law issues come up In the new edition, changes, revisions, and improvements for an up-to-date portrait of administrative law, including new coverage of the Office of Independent Counsel and Morrison v. Olson FDA v. Brown & Williamson, the decision holding that the FDA does not have the right to regulate the tobacco industry agency regulation of cyberspace and the Electronic Freedom of Information Act new coverage of the doctrine of non-delegation and EPA v. ATA Plus, revised and expanded coverage of standing issues, welfare reform, and the Chevron doctrine and its increasing importance today