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A Nation Of Widening Opportunities: The Civil Rights Act At 50, Ellen D. Katz, Samuel R. Bagenstos Jan 2015

A Nation Of Widening Opportunities: The Civil Rights Act At 50, Ellen D. Katz, Samuel R. Bagenstos

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was an extraordinary achievement of law, politics, and human rights. On the fiftieth anniversary of the Act's passage, it is appropriate to reflect on the successes and failures of the civil rights project reflected in the statute, as well as on its future directions. This volume represents an attempt to assess the Civil Rights Act's legacy.

On October 11, 2013, a diverse group of civil rights scholars met at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor to assess the interpretation, development, and administration of civil rights law in the five ...


The Ideal Deal: How Local Governments Can Get More For Their Economic Development Dollar, Rachel Weber, David Santacroce Jan 2007

The Ideal Deal: How Local Governments Can Get More For Their Economic Development Dollar, Rachel Weber, David Santacroce

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This handbook is designed to provide local economic development practitioners with an important tool. It takes the reader step-by-step through the different elements of contracts that treat public incentive packages as a quid pro quo for public benefits. Each section discusses a different element of the ideal deal: valuation of public costs and benefits, performance standards, disclosure and oversight, and enforcement. In each section we provide detailed examples of model provisions used by local governments in their incentive legislation, ordinances, and contracts -- information that has not before been obtained or recorded in any systematic way. These examples are meant to ...


William W. Cook: Articles From Law Quad Notes About William W. Cook, Margaret A. Leary Jan 2006

William W. Cook: Articles From Law Quad Notes About William W. Cook, Margaret A. Leary

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This collection of articles published from 2002-2004 is the embryo of a biography I hope to complete so that full information about the life and times of William W. Cook (1858- 1930) is accessible. Cook was important to the University of Michigan and its Law School because he gave virtually all of his considerable fortune to the Law School, and was the first individual to give so much.


Digital Copyright, Jessica D. Litman Jan 2006

Digital Copyright, Jessica D. Litman

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In 1998, copyright lobbyists succeeded in persuading Congress to enact laws greatly expanding copyright owners' control over individuals' private uses of their works. The efforts to enforce these new rights have resulted in highly publicized legal battles between established media and new upstarts.

In this book, law professor Jessica Litman questions whether copyright laws crafted by lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us. Should every interaction between ordinary consumers and copyright-protected works be restricted by law? Is it practical to enforce such laws, or expect consumers to obey them? What are the effects of ...


Professional Responsibility, Nicholas Rine, Ly U. Meng Jan 2000

Professional Responsibility, Nicholas Rine, Ly U. Meng

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The study of professional responsibility is, of course, critical to those who wish to practice as lawyers. Without a clear understanding of the expectations of the profession, no lawyer will function effectively. Beyond that simple practical need, however, new lawyers need to have a realistic perspective on the competence and the limitations of their profession.

But the study of legal ethics is a valuable undertaking even for those who have no intention of becoming lawyers. Many people see the legal system as a mysterious set of rituals which make little sense. (And that perspective is not completely unrealistic.) For any ...


Debts, Job Choices, And Financial Burden: Educational Debts At Nine American Law Schools, David L. Chambers Jan 1991

Debts, Job Choices, And Financial Burden: Educational Debts At Nine American Law Schools, David L. Chambers

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American law students are borrowing large sums of money. For graduates at many schools, cumulative debts of $35,000 from college and law school have become the norm and debts of $40,000, $50,000 and even more are common. The sums students are borrowing are much larger today than they were ten years ago, even after adjusting for increases in the cost of living. They have risen at a vastly faster pace than the initial salaries at small law firms and government agencies. They have even risen at a faster pace than the initial salaries in many large firms ...


Verdict According To Conscience: Perspectives On The English Criminal Trial Jury 1200-1800, Thomas A. Green Jan 1985

Verdict According To Conscience: Perspectives On The English Criminal Trial Jury 1200-1800, Thomas A. Green

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This book treats the history of the English criminal trial jury from its origins to the eve of the Victorian reforms in the criminal law. It consists of eight free-standing essays on important aspects of that history and a conclusion. Each chapter addresses the phenomenon that has come to be known as "jury nullification," the exercise of jury discretion in favor of a defendant whom the jury nonetheless believes to have committed the act with which he is charged. Historically, some instances of nullification reflect the jury's view that the act in question is not unlawful, while in other ...


Civil Code Of The Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic: An English Translation, Whitmore Gray, Raymond Stults Jan 1965

Civil Code Of The Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic: An English Translation, Whitmore Gray, Raymond Stults

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This book is an English translation of the Soviet Civil Code as published in Sovetskaia Iustitsiia in 1964. This book also includes the Russian original.


British Statutes In American Law, 1776-1836, Elizabeth Gaspar Brown Jan 1964

British Statutes In American Law, 1776-1836, Elizabeth Gaspar Brown

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When a dependency severs its formal connection with the mother country - irrespective of the century in which such severance occurs - the act of independence can neither eradicate the past nor solve all problems of the future. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the United States of America discovered that independence from Great Britain in itself did not abolish the need for rules and regulations by which men could anticipate with some degree of certainty the consequences of particular actions. Wholesale adoption of such English statutes as were suited to their condition offered a solution to the need for ...


Atoms And The Law, E. Blythe Stason, Samuel D. Estep, William J. Pierce Jan 1959

Atoms And The Law, E. Blythe Stason, Samuel D. Estep, William J. Pierce

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Early in 1951 a group of interested members of the faculty of The University of Michigan Law School conceived the idea of a research project, the purpose of which would be to investigate the principal unique legal problems being created and likely to be created in the future by peaceful uses of atomic energy. The group planned the preparation and publication of a series of manuscripts which might ultimately emerge as one or more printed volumes dealing with the legal problems affecting this new form of energy. Many phases of the subject were scrutinized, including the rule-making and licensing powers ...


Legal Education At Michigan, 1859-1959, Elizabeth G. Brown Jan 1959

Legal Education At Michigan, 1859-1959, Elizabeth G. Brown

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First opening its doors in 1859, the University of Michigan Law School has now accumulated a full century of experience in educating young men and young women for the practice of law. Two years ago, the law faculty, taking note of the approach of the Centennial year, established a research project under the financial auspices of the William W. Cook Endowment Fund, in order to engage in a serious study of all aspects of the school's activities down the years, and to prepare a complete and definitive report on this first century of history. In charge of the project ...


Cases On Principal And Agent And Master And Servant Selected From Decisions Of English And American Courts, Edwin C. Goddard Jan 1925

Cases On Principal And Agent And Master And Servant Selected From Decisions Of English And American Courts, Edwin C. Goddard

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“In the first edition of this work no effort was made to cover the subject of Master and Servant. The exigencies of the law school curriculum, if not the unity of the subjects, seem to require that Principal and Agent and Master and Servant be treated in a single course. Historically the subject of Agency grew out of the much earlier developed subject of Master and Servant. Blackstone did not use the term ‘agent’ in reference to the agency relation, nor does he recognize the subject of Agency apart from that of Master and Servant, and there only in a ...


A Selection Of Cases And Other Authorities On The Law Of Admiralty, Pt.3: The Reception And Modification Of Maritime Law, Edwin D. Dickinson Jan 1924

A Selection Of Cases And Other Authorities On The Law Of Admiralty, Pt.3: The Reception And Modification Of Maritime Law, Edwin D. Dickinson

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“The following collection of cases and other authorities on the Law of Admiralty requires prefatory comment in at least two particulars.

In the first place, the collection is incomplete. It has been necessary to keep within rather definite limits of space. Within those limits it has seemed better to develop selected topics somewhat fully, leaving out others altogether, rather than to spread the collection out over as much of the field as one would like to include….

In the second place, the collection is tentative. There are no footnotes and such materials as are usually thus included must be supplied ...


A Selection Of Cases And Other Authorities On The Law Of Admiralty, Pt.2: The Maritime Law, Edwin D. Dickinson Jan 1924

A Selection Of Cases And Other Authorities On The Law Of Admiralty, Pt.2: The Maritime Law, Edwin D. Dickinson

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“The following collection of cases and other authorities on the Law of Admiralty requires prefatory comment in at least two particulars.

In the first place, the collection is incomplete. It has been necessary to keep within rather definite limits of space. Within those limits it has seemed better to develop selected topics somewhat fully, leaving out others altogether, rather than to spread the collection out over as much of the field as one would like to include….

In the second place, the collection is tentative. There are no footnotes and such materials as are usually thus included must be supplied ...


Cases On Procedure Annotated. Trial And Appellate Practice, Edson R. Sunderland Jan 1924

Cases On Procedure Annotated. Trial And Appellate Practice, Edson R. Sunderland

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“A dozen years ago the present editor published a case-book for law school use on Trial Practice. It was then a subject unknown in the law school curriculum. But in the years that have passed the teaching of trial practice has become a common feature in American legal education….

The editor’s earlier volume on Trial Practice has not been incorporated in the present book, but that subject has been entirely reorganized and rewritten. Legal Ethics in connection with trial work has been treated more adequately, new sections on the Verdict and Judgment have been added, certain topics, such as ...


A Selection Of Cases And Other Authorities On The Law Of Admiralty, Pt.1: The Jurisdiction Of Admiralty Courts, Edwin D. Dickinson Jan 1924

A Selection Of Cases And Other Authorities On The Law Of Admiralty, Pt.1: The Jurisdiction Of Admiralty Courts, Edwin D. Dickinson

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“The following collection of cases and other authorities on the Law of Admiralty requires prefatory comment in at least two particulars.

In the first place, the collection is incomplete. It has been necessary to keep within rather definite limits of space. Within those limits it has seemed better to develop selected topics somewhat fully, leaving out others altogether, rather than to spread the collection out over as much of the field as one would like to include….

In the second place, the collection is tentative. There are no footnotes and such materials as are usually thus included must be supplied ...


The Law Of Sales, John Barker Waite Jan 1921

The Law Of Sales, John Barker Waite

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I conceive law to be the aggregation of rules which courts of justice feel themselves more or less obligated to follow in deciding controversies. To some extent these rules are formulated and declared by legislative authority. Most of them, however, have been evolved by judges themselves. These latter rules are not always easy to formulate; if they were, there would be no need for real text-books. Even the precise utterances of various judges can not always be accepted as rules. I believe that no judge has power, either practically or theoretically, to bind other judges by any declaration of rule ...


The Equality Of States In International Law, Edwin Dewitt Dickinson Jan 1920

The Equality Of States In International Law, Edwin Dewitt Dickinson

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The author has attempted in this volume to present the equality of states as it appears in the theory of international law and also as it is affected by common usage. Theoretical aspects of the subject are considered in chapters dealing with the sources of the principle, its origin, and its significance in the writings of modem publicists and in illustrative documents. The opinion that Grotius first established the principle in international law is examined and evidence is adduced which indicates that the opinion is erroneous. The equality of states as affected by common usage is really their inequality or ...


Patent Law, John Barker Waite Jan 1920

Patent Law, John Barker Waite

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The comparatively small size of the book is not due to any conscious superficiality of treatment nor omission of pertinent subject matter. It purports to cover only the substantive law of patents, their nature, validity, effect, and their characteristics as property. Matters of procedure in securing patents or suing on them, and the difficult subject of the amount of compensation recoverable by suit, would require a volume for themselves and are not included here. But of the matter which is included, it has been my desire to present every issue which has come before the courts....

This book is intended ...


Titles To Real Property Acquired Originally And By Transfer Inter Vivos, Ralph W. Aigler Jan 1916

Titles To Real Property Acquired Originally And By Transfer Inter Vivos, Ralph W. Aigler

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Many law teachers have felt that Titles should be the basis of the beginning course in Property. Although this volume appears as number three in a series of casebooks covering the law of Property, it is believed that the subject-matter of the volume, with possibly some shifts in order of the topics, is such that it may well be used in that way.


Cases On The Law Of Bankruptcy: Including The Law Of Fraudulent Conveyances, Evans Holbrook, Ralph W. Aigler Jan 1915

Cases On The Law Of Bankruptcy: Including The Law Of Fraudulent Conveyances, Evans Holbrook, Ralph W. Aigler

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This collection of cases is the result of several years' work in the class-room by both of the editors. It is obvious that there are difficulties in the teaching of a subject based entirely on a statute, especially in the years immediately following the adoption of the statute, when its provisions have not yet been passed on by the courts; now, however, a considerable body of authoritative judicial interpretation of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898 has grown up, and it is hoped that the cases contained in this volume will serve to show the effective structure that has been constructed ...


A Modern Action At Law, Horace L. Wilgus Jan 1915

A Modern Action At Law, Horace L. Wilgus

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The following is a true "short story" of what occurred in the county a few years ago, taken, for the most part, from the records of the County Clerk, in the Court House, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Corporations And Express Trusts: As Business Organizations, Horace La Fayette Wilgus Jan 1915

Corporations And Express Trusts: As Business Organizations, Horace La Fayette Wilgus

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Corporations And Express Trusts As Business Organizations, Horace L. Wilgus Jan 1915

Corporations And Express Trusts As Business Organizations, Horace L. Wilgus

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The advantages of incorporation have long been recognized and frequently referred to in our law ... Upon the other hand the special advantages of Express Trusts have recently been stated .... It is my purpose to compare these two, -- Corporations and Express Trusts, -- in such detail as my time will permit, to discover, if perchance we may, something of the strength and weakness of each, for business purposes, under present day conditions.


Cases On The Law Of Mortgages, Edgar N. Durfee Jan 1915

Cases On The Law Of Mortgages, Edgar N. Durfee

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“The law of mortgages embraces so many remotely related topics that it is impossible, in the time allotted to it in our schools, to cover the subject completely and thoroughly by the ordinary ‘case’ method. Of the several alternatives that this condition leaves us, the editor has chosen that of covering by cases, with a fair degree of thoroughness, certain selected topics. It is with a view to presenting to the student, in a suggestive way, some of the topics not covered by cases, that the editor has introduced into the book excerpts from text-books and from judicial opinions, and ...


Private Corporations, Horace La Fayette Wilgus Jan 1914

Private Corporations, Horace La Fayette Wilgus

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This subject will be treated in the following order: The general nature of a corporation. Definition and history. The corporation as a person. The corporation as a collection of individuals.The corporation as a franchise. Corporations and other institutions.Tests of corporate existence. Class of corporations. Creation of corporations. The state's functions. The promoter's functions. The corporate charter. The association agreement. Organization. The body corporate. Members and organs of action. Internal relations. Corporate funds. Corporate name. Corporate life. Corporate death- dissolution. Corporate powers and liabilities. Powers in general. Classes of corporate powers.Particular powers. Ultra vires. Torts and ...


Cases On Procedure, Annotated. Common Law Pleading, Edson R. Sunderland Jan 1914

Cases On Procedure, Annotated. Common Law Pleading, Edson R. Sunderland

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“No subject is more intimately connected with the history and development of our law than common law pleading. In sharp contrast with the other great system of law, that founded by the Romans, the common law has not been the product of legislation, but of litigation. It has grown up in the atmosphere of courts of justice. Such a genesis would necessarily give it a strong procedural favor, and would tend to emphasize remedies at the expense of rights. Procedure might therefore be expected to play a much larger part in the development of the common law than in the ...


Cases On Principal And Agent, Selected From Decisions Of English And American Courts, Edwin C. Goddard Jan 1914

Cases On Principal And Agent, Selected From Decisions Of English And American Courts, Edwin C. Goddard

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It is a striking proof of the fact that Agency is a modern subject in the law that Blackstone, in his Commentaries on the Laws of England, does not mention the subject by name, and barely makes a four-line reference to one sort of agent in his classification of servants. The old ca~es do, of course, sometimes deal with pure agency questions, but the agent is usually referred to as a servant or a factor, and the questions in issue are generally settled upon some principle of the law of Master and Servant. Agency is essentially a business- relation ...


The History Of Contract In Early English Equity, W. T. Barbour Jan 1914

The History Of Contract In Early English Equity, W. T. Barbour

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“Mr. Barbour’s contribution to the Studies is an attempt to characterize with some precision and detail the functions of the Chancery in the fifteenth century. The court was gradually differentiated from the King’s Council, and the writs of Edward III’s time calling on persons to appear under penalty of a fine or imprisonment (subpoena), and other special injunctions, was generally framed in terms which leave it undecided whether proceedings were to be taken by the King’s Council, or by the Council under the chairmanship of the Chancellor himself with or without the aid of assessors. By ...


Leading And Illustrative Cases: With Notes On The Law Of Judgments, Attachments, Garnishments And Executions, John R. Rood Jan 1913

Leading And Illustrative Cases: With Notes On The Law Of Judgments, Attachments, Garnishments And Executions, John R. Rood

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The prior edition being exhausted, this one became necessary. The scope of the book has been considerably changed by developing the law of jurisdiction and the estoppel by judgments. Room for this has been obtained by dropping some of the less important cases on other topics. In several instances a case has been displaced by another on the same point, because thought to cover the matter better.