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.
Kenneth Pennington and Wilfried Hartmann
This newest volume in the History of Medieval Canon Law series surveys the history of Byzantine and Eastern canon law. Beginning in the Patristic Age, Susan Wessel outlines the evolution of ecclesiastical law before the Council of Nicaea (325 A.D.). She covers the earliest documents and councils in the Christian tradition, and concludes that the councils replaced other sources of authority as bishops moved to a more democratic model of church organization.
Heinz Ohme then offers a detailed analysis of the Greek councils and the writings of the Greek Fathers. He treats the sources of canonical material of Byzantine canon law down to the Quinisext Council (Trullanum, 692). Spyros Troianos presents a comprehensive survey of the Greek canonical collections and their compilers from the fourth to the eleventh century. In extending his coverage to 1500, Troianos provides bibliographical and biographical information about the most important Byzantine canonists who remain virtually unknown in English language literature: John Zonaras, Alexios Aristenos, and the Byzantine Gratian, Theodore Balsamon.
With Hubert Kaufhold's contribution, the book also explores the wide range and variety of law in Eastern Christian communities, including Western Syrians (Jacobites), the Copts, Ethiopians, Armenians, Georgians, Nestorians, and Maronites.
Clifford S. Fishman
The overarching objective of A Student's Guide to Hearsay is to help students sort out the complexities of the hearsay rule, its exceptions, and the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause. For each exception, this book:
• Outlines the policies underlying the exception;
• Lists and explains the requirements that must be satisfied for evidence to be admitted under the exception;
• Explains additional issues that have arisen or are likely to arise;
• Explains how the rule interacts with other rules ;
• Discusses tactical and procedural considerations that must be understood to appreciate how the rule plays in court; and
• Provides review questions and answers that allow students to test their understanding and applications of the rules.
The book also includes humorous references addressing the hearsay significance of a ham sandwich, Humpty Dumpty, the Greek god of wine, Tim McGraw, dog saliva, Derek Jeter, a squeaky boot, Leonardo DiCaprio, the French Army, the speed of sound, Commander Data, and the Chicago Cubs.
The 4th edition is based on the text of the restyled Federal Rules of Evidence that will become effective December 1, 2011. It includes a detailed discussion of every Supreme Court Confrontation Clause decision from Crawford to Bryant, and also discusses the Bullcoming case which the Court will probably decide sometime this year.
Raymond C. O'Brien and Michael T. Flannery
The second edition of Decedents' Estates: Cases and Materials builds upon the previous edition. The authors have chosen cases with interesting and instructive factual contexts, updated state, federal, uniform, and international statutes, and the same logical sequencing is used, together with the Tool Bars at the start of each chapter. Of course, the teacher's manual has been rewritten, and additional exam questions and feedback sheets have been added.
Noteworthy additions to the new edition include the most recent revisions made to the Uniform Probate Code, including new rules for notarized wills, posthumous conception, elective share, and an expanded definition of parent-child. Also, we have included the new standards for prudent investing pertaining to responsible investing, removal of a trustee, pet trust requirements, trust protectors, unitrusts, and public policy restraints. Throughout the material we have integrated the most recent developments in federal and state taxation, pertinent observations from noted scholars and practitioners, and the changes in investing prompted by the economic collapse of 2008 have been included. All of this is complemented by extensive references to legal periodicals, Web addresses, and commentary, thereby providing additional material for classroom discussion. Finally, we have enhanced the material on planning for incapacity, to include the new statutes on anatomical gift giving, a checklist of planning items, and some good illustrations of incapacity and capriciousness from the lives of some notable persons.
Raymond C. O'Brien and Walter Wadlington
This statutory supplement covers uniform, state, federal, and international family law statutes. It allows the user to quickly and easily locate primary law relating to children and the family. Conveniently sized for carrying in your briefcase, this reference is split into four parts: uniform laws, international conventions and implementing legislation, federal statutes, and state statutes.
Kenneth Pennington and Melodie Harris Eichbauer
This volume brings together papers by a group of scholars, distinguished in their own right, in honour of James Brundage. The essays are organised into four sections, each corresponding to an important focus of Brundage's scholarly work. The first section explores the connection between the development of medieval legal and constitutional thought. Thomas Izbicki, Kenneth Pennington, and Charles Reid, Jr. explore various aspects of the jurisprudence of the Ius commune, while James Powell, Michael Gervers and Nicole Hamonic, Olivia Robinson, and Elizabeth Makowski examine how that jurisprudence was applied to various medieval institutions. Brian Tierney and James Muldoon conclude this section by demonstrating two important points: modern ideas of consent in the political sphere and fundamental principles of international law attributed to sixteenth century jurists like Hugo Grotius have deep roots in medieval jurisprudential thought.
Patrick Zutshi, R. H. Helmholz, Peter Landau, Marjorie Chibnall, and Edward Peters have written essays that augment Brundage's work on the growth of the legal profession and how traces of a legal education began to emerge in many diverse arenas. The influence of legal thinking on marriage and sexuality was another aspect of Brundage's broad interests. In the third section Richard Kay, Charles Donahue, Jr., and Glenn Olsen explore the intersection of law and marriage and the interplay of legal thought on a central institution of Christian society. The contributions of Jonathan Riley-Smith and Robert Somerville in the fourth section round-out the volume and are devoted to Brundage's path-breaking work on medieval law and the crusading movement. The volume also includes a comprehensive bibliography of Brundage's work.
Susanna Frederick Fischer
This new one-volume English translation of the entire Polish Civil Code has unique strengths that make it an invaluable resource for English speakers engaged in cross-border legal and business activities. This translation will be of particular assistance for users from Common Law Jurisdictions because it not only translates the meaning of each provision of the Polish Civil Code, but also provides insight into the modern institutional context of English civil law. The translators have devoted considerable attention to the difficult issue of presenting Polish civil law Institutions in English. They have done an admirable job in making understandable these Institutions to those familiar only with the common law legal systems in English-speaking jurisdictions.
John H. Garvey, Michael W. McConnell, and Thomas C. Berg
The subject of religion and the state has unquestionably come of age in recent years. There is now a large enough body of court decisions on the First Amendment’s religion provisions to support a full-length casebook—indeed, more than one. And the relationship of religion to government and public life has doubtless provoked even greater interest since the September 2001 terrorist attacks, which were inspired by a religious view radically opposed to the modern Western arrangement of religious liberty.
This casebook on religion and the U.S. Constitution reflects the authors’ thinking on the subject over the period of a number of years. It reflects several premises about how to teach and understand the relations between government and religion.
Lisa G. Lerman and Philip Schrag
Covering all of the essential issues and topics, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Third Edition, offers straightforward exposition and a combination of principal cases and real-case problems that generate lively class discussion and encourage strategic analysis.
Heidi Mandanis Schooner and Michael W. Taylor
Its focus on the prudential, global regulation of financial institutions drives this book's unique exploration of global policy principles. Integrating theory, history, and policy debates, it provides a high-level, strategic treatment of the regulation of global banking. With finely focused definitions and an intuitive scope, the authors pay particular attention to the international standards set by bodies such as the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the European Union. By beginning with the main justifications for the prudential regulation of banks and concluding in 2009, after regulators had proposed significant solutions to the crash, this lucid and engaging account of the principles, policies, and laws related to the regulation of international banking explains why and how governments work so hard on a convergence of rules and regulations.
Marshall J. Breger, Yitzhak Reiter, and Leonard Hammer
This book addresses the major generators of conflict and toleration at shared holy places in Palestine and Israel. Examining the religious, political and legal issues, the authors show how the holy sites have been a focus of both conflict and cooperation between different communities.
Bringing together the views of a diverse group of experts on the region, Holy Places in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict provides a new and multifaceted approach to holy places, giving an in-depth analysis of relevant issues. Themes covered include legal regulation of holy places; nationalization and reproduction of holy space; sharing and contesting holy places; identity politics; and popular legends of holy sites. Chapters cover in detail how recognition and authorization of a new site come about; the influence of religious belief versus political ideology on the designation of holy places; the centrality of such areas to the surrounding political developments; and how historical background and culture affect the perception of a holy site and relations between conflicting groups.
This new approach to the study of holy places and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has great significance for a variety of disciplines, and will be of great interest in the fields of law, politics, religious studies, anthropology and sociology.