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.
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.
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.