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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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Cases On Procedure, Annotated: Trial Practice, Edson Sunderland Jan 1912

Cases On Procedure, Annotated: Trial Practice, Edson Sunderland

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The present volume is intended to develop and disclose the rational basis for the main principles of practice employed in the trial of civil actions at law. Recourse has been had to the whole body of American case law, and the choice of cases has been determined by the clearness with which the court has shown a logical justification for the decision made. By this means it is hoped that the book will help the student to analyze and understand the methods by which courts solve problem of practice, to appreciate the comparative value, importance and bearing of the different ...


Cases On Suretyship, Robert E. Bunker Jan 1910

Cases On Suretyship, Robert E. Bunker

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A casebook with selected cases to aid the teaching of suretyship.


Cases On Equity Pleading And Practice, Bradley M. Thompson Jan 1903

Cases On Equity Pleading And Practice, Bradley M. Thompson

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The cases contained in this volume have been selected with a view of assisting both the student and the instructor, with illustration of the practical application of the general principle and rule of equity pleading and practice. Only so much of the statement of fact and of the opinion of the court have been retained in each case as is sufficient to make the decision upon the question of pleading before the Court intelligible and clear. As far as possible all padding has been excluded. Littleton ha aid: "And know, my son, that it is one of the most honorable ...


Cases On The Law Of Partnership, Floyd R. Mechem, Frank L. Sage Jan 1903

Cases On The Law Of Partnership, Floyd R. Mechem, Frank L. Sage

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A casebook with selected cases to aid the teaching of partnership law.


Cases On Guaranty And Suretyship, Robert E. Bunker Jan 1902

Cases On Guaranty And Suretyship, Robert E. Bunker

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The cases appearing in this volume have been selected for use in connection with the lecture on Suretyship given in the Law Department of the University of Michigan. Barring omission of irrelevant matter in some instances and of the briefs and arguments of counsel in all instances, the cases appear in this volume as they appear in the reports themselves. Uniformity in spelling and punctuation has not been attempted or thought desirable. In regard to these matters, the report have been followed, except in cases of manifest error.

The purpose has been to put into the hand of the student ...


Cases On The General Principles Of The Law Of Private Corporations, Volume 1, Horace L. Wilgus Jan 1902

Cases On The General Principles Of The Law Of Private Corporations, Volume 1, Horace L. Wilgus

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This work is designed to furnish those interested in the study of Corporation Law, -whether practitioner, teacher or student, - such material from the original sources, and in such order, as will show how reason and experience have dealt with the subject. Effort has been made in the selection to secure the best expression of the underlying reason or theory; to place these in such order as to develop, in a natural way, the general theory of Corporation Law, set forth in the table of contents; to insert such notes as will present a more comprehensive view of some of the ...


Cases On Criminal Law, Jerome C. Knowlton, John W. Dwyer Jan 1902

Cases On Criminal Law, Jerome C. Knowlton, John W. Dwyer

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This book of cases is prepared with the idea of assisting the student in his study of the substantive law of crimes. It is thought, however that the topical arrangement made, with an illustrative case under each topic may occasionally give the practitioner a leader over some troublesome path of investigation.


A Treatise On The Law Of Sale Of Personal Property, Volume I, Floyd R. Mechem Jan 1901

A Treatise On The Law Of Sale Of Personal Property, Volume I, Floyd R. Mechem

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When this task was undertaken the writer believed that there was a real need for an American book upon the law of Sale. In the long time that he bas been at work, various contributions to the subject have been made by others, so that it is possible that the need, if it ever existed, has long since been supplied. The writer, however, whether wisely or unwisely, has persisted in his undertaking, and if bis work shall prove to have a value in some degree commensurate with the labor spent upon it, he will be content.


A Study Of The United States Steel Corporation In Its Industrial And Legal Aspects; Being Three Lectures Delivered To The Class In Private Corporations, In The University Of Michigan, June 3, 4 And 5, 1901, Horace L. Wilgus Jan 1901

A Study Of The United States Steel Corporation In Its Industrial And Legal Aspects; Being Three Lectures Delivered To The Class In Private Corporations, In The University Of Michigan, June 3, 4 And 5, 1901, Horace L. Wilgus

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When the. class in corporations asked me to lecture upon the United States Steel Corporation, I replied I had not at band such of the documents use.d in its organization as would justify a legal discussion, and I did not wish to rely upon newspaper reports as to their contents. I promised, however, to try to secure authentic information. In order to do this, I wrote Messrs. J. P. Horgan & Co., requesting copies of such papers as were not considered private, stating what use was to be made of them. In reply to this request, they very kindly sent me copies of the Charter, By-laws, and Circulars used in organizing the company, printed in the Appendix. When the lectures were prepared, there was no expectation of publishing them; after the delivery, many requests for them in more permanent form, than mere. not.es taken at the time they were delivered, have induced me to print them. They ...


A Treatise On The Law Of Sale Of Personal Property, Volume Ii, Floyd R. Mechem Jan 1901

A Treatise On The Law Of Sale Of Personal Property, Volume Ii, Floyd R. Mechem

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When this task was undertaken the writer believed that there was a real need for an American book upon the law of Sale. In the long time that he bas been at work, various contributions to the subject have been made by others, so that it is possible that the need, if it ever existed, has long since been supplied. The writer, however, whether wisely or unwisely, has persisted in his undertaking, and if bis work shall prove to have a value in some degree commensurate with the labor spent upon it, he will be content.


Cases On The Law Of Damages, Floyd R. Mechem Jan 1898

Cases On The Law Of Damages, Floyd R. Mechem

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The following selection of cases in the law of Damages has been made primarily for use in connection with the lectures upon that subject given in the Law Department of the University of Michigan. The purpose has been partly to supply illustrations of the application of principles referred to in the lectures, and partly to supplement the lectures by rounding out the view of certain fields not otherwise completely developed.

Arbitrary, but inexorable, considerations of size and price have determined the scope of the selection; and, for reasons perhaps suficiently obvious, preference has been given, when pqssible, to cases which ...


Cases On The Law Of Partnership, Floyd R. Mechem Jan 1896

Cases On The Law Of Partnership, Floyd R. Mechem

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A casebook with selected cases to aid the teaching of partnership law. First edition. Missing front matter.


Cases On The Law Of Agency, Floyd R. Mechem Jan 1893

Cases On The Law Of Agency, Floyd R. Mechem

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The following collection of cases has been prepared, at the request of several leading educators, to accompany the writer’s treatise on the law of agency, the purpose being to illustrate the text by object lessons gathered from the reports. Nothing in the way of annotation has been attempted, beyond an occasional reference to similar cases, as it is thought that the text of the treatise supplies all that is needed in that direction. To make a selection of cases from the great number upon the subject is a difficult task and one in reference to which opinions will necessarily ...


An Analysis Of The Principles Of Equity Pleading : Containing A Compendium Of The High Court Of Chancery, And The Foundation Of Its Rules : Together With An Illustration Of The Analogy Between Pleadings At Common Law And In Equity, D. G. Lube, Bradley M. Thompson Jan 1890

An Analysis Of The Principles Of Equity Pleading : Containing A Compendium Of The High Court Of Chancery, And The Foundation Of Its Rules : Together With An Illustration Of The Analogy Between Pleadings At Common Law And In Equity, D. G. Lube, Bradley M. Thompson

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Since the publication in 1823 by Mr. D. G. Lube of his Principles of Equity Pleading that work has been recognized by the profession as a standard treatise upon that subject. The two generations of lawyers and judges who have come and gone since Lube wrote have contributed little to the a~t and science of equity pleading, so that to-day Lube's work is the best in existence. In this edition of the second part of his work the Editor has added little to the text of importance and has omitted substantially nothing. The only object he had in ...


A Treatise On The Law Of Torts Or The Wrongs Which Arise Independent Of Contract, Thomas M. Cooley Jan 1879

A Treatise On The Law Of Torts Or The Wrongs Which Arise Independent Of Contract, Thomas M. Cooley

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In preparing the following pages the purpose has been to set forth with reasonable clearness the general principles under which tangible and intangible rights may be claimed, and their disturbance remedied in the law. The book has been written quite as much for students as for practitioners, and if some portions of it are more elementary than is usual in similar works, this fact will supply the explanation.


Annotations...Walker's Chancery Reports, James V. Campbell Dec 1877

Annotations...Walker's Chancery Reports, James V. Campbell

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The occasion which has arisen for publishing a new edition of Walker's Chancery Reports, renders it proper to accompany it with some notice of the Court, and of the changes which have taken place since the decision of the C'ases reported in this volume. The Court of Chancery, which was organized immediately on the formation of the State government, was presided over by a Chancellor, who held his courts at regular terms in, at first, three, and afterwards four different places, but with general jurisdiction over the entire State. The first Chancellor was Elon Farnsworth, a gentleman of ...