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.
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.
Raymond B. Marcin, Douglas W. Kmiec, and Stephen B. Presser
The Third Edition of Individual Rights and the American Constitution is designed for a two- or three-semester-hour course on the intellectual sources of and cases dealing with individual human rights, including especially religion, speech, and economic liberties, as well as the concepts of due process and equality. This book explores how government power is expressly or impliedly limited to protect individual interests in religious exercise, speech, the freedom from irrational discrimination, and autonomy, as well as economic liberty. It is designed to meet the needs of professors of political science, government, history, and public policy by supplying a casebook that is at once accessible to study by virtue of generous chapter overviews, skillful case selection and editing, and extended introductions and following notes and questions. In addition, out of abundant respect for the rich intellectual tradition that exists within the university, this book fully reflects that Supreme Court cases emerge from history, and history itself reflects centuries of political and philosophical understanding.
Rett R. Ludwikowski and Anna Ludwikowski
Presidential Elections in the United States in Comparative Perspective is the formation of a presidential system of the United States, with emphasis on the evolution of the American electoral system. The development also includes an analysis of the constitutional requirements to be met by candidates for presidents and vice presidents, the analysis of intra-party elections and essential choices made by voters. The book also contains documents in English chosen by the authors.
Raymond B. Marcin, Douglas W. Kmiec, and Stephen B. Presser
The new edition of The American Constitutional Order is designed for a four- to six-semester-hour course on Constitutional Law covering both the structural features of the Constitution as well as individual rights. This book includes ample historical materials, lengthy explanatory notes, both introducing and following cases, and employs exemplar or principal cases rather than merely cumulating redundant examples. The American Constitutional Order is a book with an explicit point of view. In the colloquial, a book with an attitude--namely, that history counts, and that within this American story is a premise of the protection of fundamental natural rights. The authors do not expect every instructor to share their perspective, but they do make this honest pedagogical point: all books have a point of view. Staking out territory in favor of the aspiration of the rule of law and American historical antecedents in fresh ways, this book stimulates thinking and classroom instruction--whether an instructor wishes to travel with, or teach against, the authors' premises.
Raymond C. O'Brien and Michael T. Flannery
This book seeks to provide historical grounding, analysis, and multiple examples of prudent investing of trusts. Specific topics covered in the materials include a description of the evolution of portfolio management, changes in the concept of loyalty, the utility of exculpatory clauses, the uniqueness of charitable trusts, ERISA standards, social investing, and the statutes promoting compliance with fiduciary responsibility.
The Prudent Investing of Trusts offers a timely response to the Wall Street Crisis of 2008, the enactment of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, and the federal legislation and the additional federal remedial measures that followed. This book, up to the date of publication, seeks to incorporate all of these challenges and government responses. But as the media preoccupies itself with falling stock prices and the dilemma of foreclosures, there are legal disputes being initiated or contemplated against trustees by private and charitable beneficiaries who have seen assets decrease significantly. This book describes the parameters of legal causes of action when settlors and beneficiaries currently contemplate legal action to rectify the harm that they are experiencing. It also describes and illustrates whether the trustee who manages these affected trusts acts prudently.
George P. Smith II
Is the advancement of scientific knowledge and the development of biomedical technologies – known as the ‘New Medicine’ – desirable? George P. Smith asks this fundamental question while also confronting the distribution of these scarce medical resources. Law, economics, medical science, philosophy and ethics all coalesce in this discussion of how to structure normative standards of conduct that will improve the quality of human life.
The author begins by examining various economic constructs as aids for achieving a fair and equitable delivery of health care services. He then assesses their level of practical application and evaluates the costs and benefits to society of pursuing the development and use of the ‘New Medicine’. The book ends with a case study of organ and tissue transplantation that illustrates the implementation of distributive justice. The author concludes that as long as clinical medicine maintains its focus on healing and alleviating suffering among patients, a point of equilibrium will be reached that advances the common good.
This timely and compelling exploration will be a must-read for scholars, researchers, policymakers and all those interested in advances in medical technology and the issues surrounding access to health care.
Rett R. Ludwikowski and Anna Ludwikowski
This book examines a number of issues observed mostly by practicing European lawyers trying to wade through the maze of U.S. laws and precedent-setting court decisions. In addition to the analytical part the text also contains a variety of legislative and judicial decisions.To facilitate the reader, an appendix of documents have been added in the original language.