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.
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.
Suzette M. Malveaux, Robert H. Klonoff, and Edward K. M. Bilich
This casebook focuses on one of the most important and dynamic areas of modern federal civil practice - aggregate-party litigation, particularly class actions. The casebook covers the latest groundbreaking Supreme Court cases involving employment discrimination, arbitration and securities fraud. The book not only provides cutting edge cases, it explores litigation strategies used by practitioners and examines the theories underlying complex, multi-party litigation. As such, the book is ideal for scholars, lawyers and students.
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.
Kathryn Kelly, Victor E. Schwartz, and David F. Partlett
Combining excellence in scholarship and ease of use, this best-selling casebook engages readers in and encourages critical thinking about tort law with its compelling stories, crisply edited classic tort cases, and discussion of legislation and new public policy. Unbiased in its approach and organized in manageable sections of information, the casebook expands law students’ understanding of tort law doctrine and rationale with helpful notes, memorable cases and statutes, and discussion of topics such as the increasing influence of legislatures on the common law of torts. This immensely popular casebook combines the best of the new tort cases while preserving the classics. It captures new trends and controversies in the law of torts, but the cases and notes are presented to allow the Professor to inject his or her perspectives and ideas without fighting the materials.
The Complete Advocate: A Practice File for Representing Clients from Beginning to End can be thought of as a start-to-finish approach to representing a client - a realistic way for a student to be oriented into the administration of a case from the preliminary stages until the very end. The book is applicable to many contexts and provides professors with a variety of options in designing their curricula.
The book is ideal for skills courses - first-year writing and research and advocacy, trial and appellate advocacy, drafting, interviewing, negotiation and settlement - as well as for trial and appellate advocacy competitions - as all of the necessary materials and answers are provided.
The subject matter of The Complete Advocate also makes it useful as a supplementary text for doctrinal courses, such as civil rights/discrimination, employment law, elder law, professional responsibility, administrative law, etc., insofar as a professor of those courses would like to add a practical component to the syllabus - using the text as an example of how a case might unfold in the doctrinal area being taught.
Finally, the text lends itself to being taught by a group of colleagues in several classes, so different professors teaching trial advocacy, legal drafting, and settlement/negotiation might all co-teach the text as to their dimensions, and provide useful exchanges of information for the purposes of developing the individual classes. That is, the events of an attempted settlement in one section could affect the subsequent trial efforts in another, which could affect any ultimate settlement achieved in a third. This allows for a lively dynamic across the curriculum.
Leah Wortham and Daniela Ikawa
This collection of essays is a unique contribution to understanding the issues confronting law schools in Central and Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union as they seek to ensure that their programs meet the needs of 21st century lawyers. The book is unusual in two ways. First, most of the authors are faculty members at universities in the region. Despite a plethora of initiatives to reform legal education in Central and Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union, there has been little literature on the topic coming from the region itself. Second, the essays address structural issues as well as pedagogical ones (e.g., the disincentives for academics to invest time in developing new teaching methodologies and the problems posed by rigid government standards for higher education). It is particularly useful to have these essays collected in one book, so that readers can see both problems and some suggested solutions in a cross-cultural context.
William A. Kaplin and Barbara A. Lee
The student affairs market has experienced a great boom in the last decade. Based on the fourth edition of the indispensable guide to the laws that bear on the conduct of higher education, this updated student affairs edition provides a reference and guide for student affairs practitioners and graduate students in student affairs administration courses. This volume combines sections that are pertinent to student affairs practitioners, as well as the government regulatory and administrative issues found in the full Fourth Edition. It is thus the most comprehensive and easy-to-use volume for student affairs officers and students.