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The Sea Section: The #1 Guide to Maritime Law, Nautical Issues, &...
by , Patrick Golden

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English

Pages

46

Publication Date

January 13, 2019

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Do you love the sea? Are you a fan of the ocean? Whether you're a Maritime Law student / researcher or just an observer of the big blue water on our planet, this is the book for you! With five incredible chapters, this book takes you through the history of Maritime Law, the features of Nautical Issues, and much more. It even features a comprehensive list of the primary higher education institutions in the world where you can obtain a degree in Maritime Law / Studies! Brought to you by three major sea-lovers, this book is certain to make a nice addition to your maritime bookshelf. And if this is your first maritime book, then we thank you for starting off strong with your collection! All proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated straight to Lonely Whale Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in the United States dedicated to bringing people closer to the world’s oceans through education and awareness, inspiring empathy and action for ocean health and the wellbeing of marine wildlife. Learn more about Lonely Whale Foundation here: www.SeaSection.org
Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to...
by Guy Walters

Language

English

Pages

538

Publication Date

April 25, 2010

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Already acclaimed in England as "first-rate" (<i>The Sunday Times</i>); “a model of meticulous, courageous and path-breaking scholarship"(<i>Literary Review</i>); and "absorbing and thoroughly gripping… deserves a lasting place among histories of the war.” (<i>The Sunday Telegraph</i>), <i>Hunting Evil </i>is the first complete and definitive account of how the Nazis escaped and were pursued and captured  -- or managed to live long lives as fugitives. <br /> <br />At the end of the Second World War, an estimated 30,000 Nazi war criminals fled from justice, including some of the highest ranking members of the Nazi Party.  Many of them have names that resonate deeply in twentieth-century history -- Eichmann, Mengele, Martin Bormann, and Klaus Barbie -- not just for the monstrosity of their crimes, but also because of the shadowy nature of their post-war existence, holed up in the depths of Latin America, always one step ahead of their pursuers.  Aided and abetted by prominent people throughout Europe, they hid in foreboding castles high in the Austrian alps, and were taken in by shady Argentine secret agents. The attempts to bring them to justice are no less dramatic, featuring vengeful Holocaust survivors, inept politicians, and daring plots to kidnap or assassinate the fugitives. <br /> <br />In this exhaustively researched and compellingly written work of World War II history and investigative reporting, journalist and novelist Guy Walters gives a comprehensive account of one of the most shocking and important aspects of the war: how the most notorious Nazi war criminals escaped justice, how they were pursued, captured or able to remain free until their natural deaths and how the Nazis were assisted while they were on the run by "helpers" ranging from a Vatican bishop to a British camel doctor, and even members of Western intelligence services.  Based on all new interviews with Nazi hunters and former Nazis and intelligence agents, travels along the actual escape routes, and archival research in Germany, Britain, the United States, Austria, and Italy, <i>Hunting Evil </i> authoritatively debunks much of what has previously been understood about Nazis and Nazi hunters in the post war era, including myths about the alleged “Spider” and “Odessa” escape networks and the surprising truth about the world's most legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal.  <br /> <br />From its haunting chronicle of the monstrous mass murders the Nazis perpetrated and the murky details of their postwar existence to the challenges of hunting them down,<i> Hunting Evil </i>is a monumental work of nonfiction written with the pacing and intrigue of a thriller.<br /> <br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Educator's Guide to Texas School Law: Ninth Edition
by , Frank Kemerer

Language

English

Pages

501

Publication Date

August 01, 2018

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<p>Much has changed in the area of school law since the first edition of <em>The Educator’s Guide</em> was published in 1986. This new ninth edition offers an authoritative source on all major dimensions of Texas school law through the 2017 legislative sessions. Intended for educators, school board members, interested attorneys, and taxpayers, the ninth edition explains what the law is and what the implications are for effective school operations. It is designed to help professional educators avoid expensive and time-consuming lawsuits by taking effective preventive action. It is an especially valuable resource for school law courses and staff development sessions.</p><p>The ninth edition begins with a review of the legal structure of the Texas school system, incorporating recent innovative features such as charter schools and districts of innovation. Successive chapters address attendance, the instructional program, service to students with special needs, the rights of public school employees, the role of religion, student discipline, governmental transparency, privacy, parent rights, and the parameters of legal liability for schools and school personnel. The book includes discussion of major federal legislation, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Every Student Succeeds Act. On the state level, the book incorporates new laws pertaining to cyberbullying and inappropriate relationships between students and employees. Key points are illustrated through case law, and a complete index of case citations is included.</p>
The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition: Student Version
by , Barbara A. Lee

Language

English

Pages

947

Publication Date

December 23, 2013

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<p>Based on the fifth edition of Kaplin and Lee’s indispensable guide to the law that bears on the conduct of higher education, <i>The Law of Higher Education, Fifth Edition: Student Version</i> provides an up-to-date textbook, reference, and guide for coursework in higher education law and programs preparing higher education administrators for leadership roles.</p> <p>The <i>Student Version</i> includes the materials from the full fifth edition that most relate to student interests and are most suitable for classroom instruction.</p> <p>For example:</p> <ul> <li>The evolution of higher education law and governance</li> <li>Legal planning and dispute resolution</li> <li>The relationship between law and policy</li> <li>Faculty and staff employment issues, including collective bargaining</li> <li>Academic freedom for faculty and students</li> <li>Copyright basics</li> <li>The contract rights of students</li> <li>Legal issues in online education</li> <li>The rights of students and faculty with disabilities</li> <li>Campus issues: safety, registered sex offenders, racial and sexual harassment, student suicide, campus computer networks, searches of students’ residence hall rooms</li> <li>Hate speech and freedom of speech, including the rights of faculty and students in public universities</li> <li>Student organizations’ rights, responsibilities, and activities fees</li> <li>Governmental support for religious institutions and religious autonomy rights of individuals in public institutions</li> <li>Nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment, admissions, and financial aid</li> <li>Athletics and Title IX</li> <li>FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)</li> </ul> <p>Each chapter is introduced with an overview of key terms and ideas the students will encounter. In addition, the book includes a general introduction to the study of higher education law, a glossary of key legal terms, and appendices for non-law students on the American court system and on how to read court opinions.</p> <p>The authors have also prepared a volume of teaching materials keyed to the <i>Student Version</i>, available from the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). In addition, the authors will periodically update the <i>Student Version</i> by posting recent developments on a Web site hosted by NACUA.</p>
The Disability Pendulum: The First Decade of the Americans With D...
by Ruth Colker

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English

Pages

262

Publication Date

May 01, 2005

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<p>Signed into law in July 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became effective two years later, and court decisions about the law began to multiply in the middle of the decade. In <B>The Disability Pendulum</B>, Ruth Colker presents the first legislative history of the enactment of the ADA in Congress and analyzes the first decade of judicial decisions under the act. She assesses the success and failure of the first ten years of litigation under the ADA, focusing on its three major titles: employment, public entities, and public accommodations.</p><p><B>The Disability Pendulum</B> argues that despite an initial atmosphere of bipartisan support with the expectation that the ADA would make a significant difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities, judicial decisions have not been consistent with Congress’ intentions. The courts have operated like a pendulum, at times swinging to a pro-disabled plaintiff and then back again to a pro-defendant stance. Colker, whose work on the ADA has been cited by the Supreme Court, offers insightful and practical suggestions on where to amend the act to make it more effective in defending disability rights, and also explains judicial hostility toward enforcing the act.</p>
Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their...
by , Roger Hill

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English

Pages

424

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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The Army does not want you to read this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up Pentagon war ethic that prosecutes U.S. soldiers and Marines while setting free spies who kill Americans.This very system ambushed Captain Roger Hill and his men.Hill, a West Point grad and decorated combat veteran, was a rising young officer who had always followed the letter of the military law. In 2007, Hill got his dream job: infantry commander in the storied 101st Airborne. His new unit, Dog Company, 1-506th, had just returned stateside from the hell of Ramadi. The men were brilliant in combat but unpolished at home, where paperwork and inspections filled their days.With tough love, Hill and his First Sergeant, an old-school former drill instructor named Tommy Scott, turned the company into the top performers in the battalion. Hill and Scott then led Dog Company into combat in Afghanistan, where a third of their men became battlefield casualties after just six months. Meanwhile, Hill found himself at war with his own battalion commander, a charismatic but difficult man who threatened to relieve Hill at every turn. After two of his men died on a routine patrol, Hill and a counterintelligence team busted a dozen enemy infiltrators on their base in the violent province of Wardak. Abandoned by his high command, Hill suddenly faced an excruciating choice: follow Army rules the way he always had, or damn the rules to his own destruction and protect the men he'd grown to love.
Patent Law Digest
by Donald S. Chisum

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English

Pages

6856

Publication Date

December 07, 2018

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The Patent Law Digest began in 1991 and appeared annually as a single volume in paper-bound form until 2008. In 2008, a three-volume hardbound edition appeared as the 25th Federal Circuit Anniversary Edition. The 2009 edition resumed the pattern of an annual paper-bound edition. The Digest also appears online.<br /><br />The Patent Law Digest functions in part to supplement with recent cases the 25th Anniversary Edition and to supplement the Federal Circuit Guide and Supreme Court Guide, which appear as volumes at the end of the treatise, Chisum on Patents.<br /><br />The Digest also covers the 2011 American Invents Act (AIA). References to the AIA are added, as pertinent, at the beginning of sections for the abstracts.Prior editions of the Digest included the America Invents Act of 2011: Analysis and Cross-References (3d ed. March 2013), a section-by-section analysis of the AIA and the implementing rules by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). That Analysis is not carried forward in this edition, but it appears in the Chisum on Patents treatise, placed before Chapter 1 in the "star" Volume.<br /><br />On the ever-important evolving case law, this 2018 edition includes:<br />•All Supreme Court decisions and en banc Federal Circuit decisions from 1982 to June 2018.<br />•Federal Circuit panel decisions rendered in 2015, 2016, and 2017. (Subsections with "examples" often include only 2016 and 2017 decisions.)
Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate
by Mark H. Glissmeyer

Language

English

Pages

183

Publication Date

July 10, 2018

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The U.S. maritime industry hit rock bottom starting in the early 1980's, right around the time the author was graduating from the California Maritime Academy. Even in his yearbook it warned about how bad things were—it was a time of cost cutting, reduced wages, desperate shipping companies and a lack of jobs.<br /><br /> Eventually he made his way out to sea as both an able-bodied seaman and as a third mate. He saw first-hand what it was like out there; from the crazy captains to the weary sailors, and from the bad food to the dangerous working conditions.<br /><br /> This book covers it all, and while the ships he sailed on were all scrapped long ago, the stories of the industry and what it took to make it on them, are remembered. This is his story.<br /><br /><br />
Special Education Law and Practice: Cases and Materials
by , Richard Marsico

Language

English

Pages

820

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<p><em>Special Education Law and Practice</em> is an experientially-focused casebook that also serves as a reference for attorneys who practice special education law and anyone interested in learning about the special education process. The casebook covers substantive special education rights, racial disparities in special education, discipline, procedural protections, federal court litigation, remedies, and attorneys' fees. Each chapter begins with a problem, rich in facts and law, that places the student in the position of an attorney trying to resolve a problem for a client using that chapter's materials. Comprehensive notes expand the areas covered by featured cases. </p>
International Trade Law (Aspen Casebook Series)
by , Jennifer A. Hillman

Language

English

Pages

840

Publication Date

May 22, 2016

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<p>Written by a team of leading scholar/practitioners including a former Appellate Body member, PhD economist and former WTO Secretariat Lawyer, <strong><em>International Trade Law</em></strong> covers all aspects of WTO law.  Appropriate for a two- to three-hour international trade course, the third edition covers trade in goods, services, and intellectual property, in 22 succinct chapters of around 30 pages, carefully excerpting leading cases, providing basic introductions, probing questions and real life problems. This book balances positive and normative perspectives, mixing legal texts and panel/Appellate Body decisions with analysis of economic and policy challenges faced by the international trading system. </p> <p>The Third Edition has been updated to include recent political and economic events, issues and policy debates, and supplements new developments in case law with additional questions and a revised Teacher’s Manual.<br />  <br /> <strong>Hallmark features of <em>International Trade Law</em>:</strong><br /> • Prepared by three leading WTO scholars – providing a balanced international and methodological perspective<br /> • Up-to-date, discriminating case selection presents both classic cases and recent doctrine<br /> • Contextualizes international trade issues with insights into key economic factors at work<br /> • Key WTO cases are edited and presented to illustrate and teach central concepts and doctrine<br /> • Illuminating introductory and explanatory material throughout<br /> • Helpful summaries of key teaching points are included in each chapter<br /> • Well-crafted questions stimulate class discussion on policy issues<br /> • Manageable length for two- and three-credit courses<br /> • Adaptable to graduate-level courses in international trade<br /> • Comprehensive Teachers Manual with answers to questions as well as teaching suggestions, tips, and supplementary material appropriate for class discussion<br /> • Complemented by a thorough and up-to-date documents supplement</p> <p><strong>The Third Edition has been revised to include:</strong><br /> • Third author added: Jennifer Hillman, former member of the WTO Appellate Body and the US International Trade Commission, now Professor at Georgetown Law<br /> • Major revision of trade remedy chapters (dumping, subsidies, safeguards) with new hands-on practical problems<br /> • Completely revised chapter on technical barriers to trade (TBT) taking account of new jurisprudence post-2012 (US – Clove Cigarettes, US - Tuna II, US – COOL, EC – Seal)<br /> • New text on post-2008 trade collapse, global value chains<br /> • Updated statistics on WTO dispute settlement, free trade agreements, developing countries<br /> • Discussion of 2015 US Trade Promotion Authority, mega-regionals including TPP and TTIP, 2014 Trade Facilitation Agreement<br /> • Includes summaries of new, major cases such as Canada – Feed-in Tariff, EC – Seal, Peru – Agricultural Products, China – Rare Earths </p>

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