The faculty at the Columbus School of Law have published books in a wide variety of legal and non-legal disciplines. This repository collection includes a selection of some of the many books authored by our faculty.
Raymond C. O'Brien, Walter Wadlington, and Robin F. Wilson
The seventh edition progresses from the format of earlier editions by continuing to provide cases from state, federal and international courts that integrate the scope and dynamism of family law. There are references to uniform, state, federal and international code provisions throughout the book and there is a companion book offered addressing additional statutes and related commentary. This casebook is meant to be used in the classroom by teachers offering a class of two, three or four credits. The book has been reduced in size but the familiar topics of past editions have been retained and the cases and materials updated to include all of the changes that have occurred.
Lisa G. Lerman and Philip Schrag
A lighter-weight, shorter edition for two-credit courses, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Concise Edition for Two Credit Courses, Third Edition, like its popular full-sized version, is built around dozens of problems for classroom discussion. Most are based on actual cases, including many classic legal ethics cases that appear in other textbooks. Students are put in the roles of lawyers and asked to decide how to proceed. Clear, concise explanations of the law in Q&A format precede each problem, providing the rules and doctrines necessary to address each one. The up-to-date presentation includes the most important rules changes made by the ABA in August, 2012, and the graphical elements (tables, pictures, New Yorker cartoons, and the like) make the doctrine come alive. An excellent, downloadable Teacher s Manual is written in the form of class notes with extensive guidance on how to generate exciting class discussions. Detailed analysis is provided for each problem, exploring both its strategic and its ethical tensions. Teachers can easily adapt the content of the manual to their own preferences and styles, or use it as is for instant class preparation. The real case feature reveals what happened in the actual cases on which the problems are based. The authors post important updates on the book s companion website, so professors need not wait for annual supplements to stay abreast of new developments. Audio interviews with lawyers involved in the cases on which the problems are based are available on the website as well.
George P. Smith II
George P. Smith's Palliative Care and End-of-Life Decisions completes a Bioethics-Health Care epistemology begun in 1989, which addresses the specific issue of managing palliative care at the end-stage of life. Smith argues forcefully that in order to palliate the whole person (encompassing physical and psychological states), an ethic of adjusted care requires recognition of a fundamental right to avoid cruel and unusual suffering from terminal illness. Specifically, this book urges wider consideration and use of terminal sedation as efficacious medical care and as a reasonable procedure in order to safeguard a 'right' to a dignified death. The principle of medical futility is seen as a proper construct for implementing this process.
The state legislative responses of California, Vermont, and Washington in enacting Death with Dignity legislation - allowing those with end-stage terminal illness to receive pharmacological assistance in ending their own lives - is held by Smith to be not only commendable, but the proper response for enlightened state action.
The Complete Advocate II: Employment Offenses in Health Care Contexts, A Practice File for Representing Clients from Beginning to End
The Complete Advocate II: Employment Offenses in Health Care Contexts, A Practice File for Representing Clients from Beginning to End, is designed to guide a student through all aspects of a legal process: researching an area of law, filing pleadings, writing and arguing motions, proposing settlement, and pursuing and arguing appeals-from the beginning of the process to the end.
The Complete Advocate II: Employment Offenses in Health Care Contexts case file includes intake memos and assignments, including drafting pleadings, preparing litigation memoranda, and filing an appeal. It also includes depositions, affidavits, exhibits, motions and orders of the district court. The corresponding Teacher's Manual provides private, confidential facts for use in mediation sessions and trial practice. The facts of the cases, set in the Tenth Circuit, revolve around the federal False Claims Act (FCA) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS).
The Complete Advocate II: Employment Offenses in Health Care Contexts not only provides students with an education in the substantive and procedural dimensions of the subject matter, it also provides them with a paradigm for practice-a conceptual model from which they can pattern their future approaches to a litigation matter, regardless of its type.
The Law of Higher Education: A Comprehensive Guide to Legal Implications of Administrative Decision Making (5th ed.)
William A. Kaplin and Barbara A. Lee
The Law of Higher Education, Fifth Edition, is the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference, research source, and practical legal guide for college and university administrators, campus attorneys, legal counsel, and institutional researchers, addressing all the major legal issues and regulatory developments in higher education.
In the increasingly litigious environment of higher education, William A. Kaplin and Barbara A. Lee’s clear, cogent, and contextualized legal guide proves more and more indispensable every year.
Over 3,000 new cases related to higher education have been decided since the publication of the previous edition, and scores of changes to higher education law are made each year. Every section of the fifth edition contains new material.
Raymond C. O'Brien and Walter Wadlington
This book continues the approach of the previous editions, offering a conceptual approach to the legal issues implicit in family law. The book describes the developments of alternatives to marriage, same-sex marriage, and the expansion of assisted reproductive technology and gestational surrogacy. Spousal and child support continue to be addressed at the state level through expanding definitions of what constitutes property, the need to limit the duration of spousal support, and the presumptive value of child support statutes. Federal statutes have demanded greater support enforcement at the state level, and Congress retains control over ERISA, Social Security, and military benefits.
Rett R. Ludwikowski
This manual discusses the main currents of doctrinal Polish political thought from the early period of Polish modern history to the present. The author assumes that without the knowledge of political thought our knowledge of Polish history would be incomplete. The author has put a particular emphasis on the formative period of these trends (the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century) and the analysis of the so-called integral types, presenting the ideological base of each concept.
Rett R. Ludwikowski
The third edition has been updated and expanded especially in parts presenting the growing role of China as a trading partner of the United States, European Union and Japan.
The author also analyzes the causes of the most serious current trade disputes concerning admissibility. For example, the imposition of countervailing duties on non-market countries subsidizing trade, the legality of parallel application of anti-dumping duties and penalties neutralizing the effects of subsidies, and possible state intervention in the currency markets for prohibited subsidies.
George P. Smith II
George P. Smith, II is a leading figure in the world of medical law and ethics. During his long career he has addressed some of the most important issues in bioethics and has contributed much original thought to debates in the field. This book celebrates his contribution to scholarship in this area and brings together his key writings in bioethics. The chapters include previously published material which has been substantially updated to reflect recent developments in medicine and law. The book covers topics such as: human rights and medical law; the allocation of resources and distributive justice; ethical relativism; science and religion; and public health emergencies.
Taken as a whole, this book examines the extent to which law, medicine, economics, and bioethics interact as synergistic vectors of force in shaping and setting both personal and public responses to the complexities of biotechnology, or what has been referred to as "The New Biology." All too often, past considerations of this topic have neglected to recognise the synergistic influences of law as a catalyst for codifying contemporary values into normative standards. Professor Smith reaches the conclusion that if traditional bioethical principles are to be seen as pertinent constructs for policy making, they must be broadened through the law of public health and Human rights. Law and Bioethics: Intersections along the Mortal Coil casts law as the pivotal force in bringing stability to the ongoing debates on how to maintain bioethical relevance in decision making and in so doing, it offers an excellent overview of the current bioethical issues in medical law considered in light of recent and ongoing technological developments in medicine.
Marshall J. Breger, Yitzhak Reiter, and Leonard Hammer
Religion and religious nationalism have long played a central role in many ethnic and national conflicts, and the importance of religion to national identity means that territorial disputes can often focus on the contestation of holy places and sacred territory. Looking at the case of Israel and Palestine, this book highlights the nexus between religion and politics through the process of classifying holy places, giving them meaning and interpreting their standing in religious and civil law, within governmental policy, and within international and local communities.
Written by a team of renowned scholars from within and outside the region, this book follows on from Holy Places in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Confrontation and Co-existence to provide an insightful look into the politics of religion and space. Examining Jerusalem’s holy basin from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, it provides unique insights into the way Jewish, Christian and Muslim authorities, scholars and jurists regard sacred space and the processes, grass roots and official, by which spaces become holy in the eyes of particular communities. Filling an important gap in the literature on Middle East peacemaking, the book will be of interest to scholars and students of the Middle East conflict, conflict resolution, political science, urban studies and history of religion.