Landmark Cases in Land Law

  • Filename: landmark-cases-in-land-law.
  • ISBN: 150990509X
  • Release Date: 2016-01-14
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Nigel Gravells
  • Publisher: Hart Publishing Limited

Landmark Cases in Land Law is the sixth volume in the Landmark Cases series of collected essays on leading cases (previous volumes in the series having covered Restitution, Contract, Tort, Equity and Family Law). The eleven cases in this volume cover the period 1834 to 2011, although, interestingly, no fewer than six of the cases were decided or reported in the 1980s. The names of the selected cases will be familiar to property lawyers. However, individually, the essays provide a reappraisal of the cases from a wide range of perspectives - focusing on their historical, social or theoretical context, highlighting previously neglected aspects and even questioning their perceived importance. Collectively, the essays explore several common themes that pervade the law of property - the numerus clausus principle, the conclusiveness of registration, the desirability of certainty in the law and the central question of the enforceability of interests through changes in ownership of land. This volume provides a collection of essays that will be of interest to academics, students and practitioners.

Landmark Cases in Property Law

  • Filename: landmark-cases-in-property-law.
  • ISBN: 9781509900268
  • Release Date: 2015-06-25
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: Simon Douglas
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Landmark Cases in Property Law explores the development of basic principles of property law in leading cases. Each chapter considers a case on land, personal property or intangibles, discussing what that case contributes to the dominant themes of property jurisprudence Â? How are property rights acquired? What is the content of property rights? What are the limits or boundaries of property? How are property rights extinguished? Individually and collectively, the chapters identify a number of important themes for the doctrinal development of property institutions and their broader justification. These themes include: the obscure and incremental development of seemingly foundational principles, the role of instrumentalism in property reasoning, the influence of the law of tort on the scope of property doctrines, and the impact of Roman legal reasoning on the common law of property. One or more of these themes (and others) is revealed through careful case analysis in each chapter, and they are collected and critically explored in the editors' introductions. This makes for a coherent and provocative collection, and ensures that Landmark Cases in Property Law will be lively and essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and all those interested in the development of property principles at law.

Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort

  • Filename: landmark-cases-in-the-law-of-tort.
  • ISBN: 9781847317551
  • Release Date: 2010-02-18
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Charles Mitchell
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort contains thirteen original essays on leading tort cases, ranging from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It is the third volume in a series of collected essays on landmark cases (the previous two volumes having dealt with restitution and contract). The cases examined raise a broad range of important issues across the law of tort, including such diverse areas as acts of state and public nuisance, as well as central questions relating to the tort of negligence. Several of the essays place cases in their historical context in ways that change our understanding of the case's significance. Sometimes the focus is on drawing out previously neglected aspects of cases which have been – undeservedly – assigned minor importance. Other essays explore the judicial methodologies and techniques that worked to shape leading principles of tort law. So much of tort law turns on cases, and there are so many cases, that all but the most recent decisions have a tendency to become reduced to terse propositions of law, so as to keep the subject manageable. This collection shows how important it is, despite the constant temptation to compression, not to lose sight of the contexts and nuances which qualify and illuminate so many leading authorities.

Landmark Cases in Equity

  • Filename: landmark-cases-in-equity.
  • ISBN: 9781847319753
  • Release Date: 2012-07-06
  • Number of pages: 750
  • Author: Charles Mitchell
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Landmark Cases in Equity continues the series of essay collections which began with Landmark Cases in the Law of Restitution (2006) and continued with Landmark Cases in the Law of Contract (2008) and Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort (2010). It contains essays on landmark cases in the development of equitable doctrine running from the seventeenth century to recent times. The range, breadth and social importance of equitable principles, as these affect commercial, domestic and even political matters are well known. By focusing on the historical development of these principles, the essays in this collection help us to understand them more clearly, and also provide insights into the processes of legal change through judicial innovation. Themes addressed in the essays include the nature of the courts' equitable jurisdiction, the development of property rights in equity, constraints on the powers of settlors to create express trusts, the duties of trustees and other fiduciaries, remedies for breach of these duties, and the evolution of constructive and resulting trusts.

Land Law

  • Filename: land-law.
  • ISBN: 9780199693597
  • Release Date: 2012-06-14
  • Number of pages: 1196
  • Author: Ben McFarlane
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

The second edition of Land Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers a stimulating and thought-provoking guide to land law. With insightful commentary and carefully selected primary and secondary material this book provides the resources necessary for a thorough study of land law.

Landmark Cases in Public International Law

  • Filename: landmark-cases-in-public-international-law.
  • ISBN: 9041197095
  • Release Date: 1998-11-25
  • Number of pages: 1
  • Author: Eric Heinze
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

This book contains excerpts "in extenso from leading cases in general international law, and seeks to provide a greater volume of case law than that currently available on the market. It contains no editorial commentary and no secondary literature, as these are widely available in other works. It can serve either as a principal text or as a supplement to other standard books. It is thoroughly up to date, including recent ICJ judgments on the Bosnia case, the Gavcmkovo-Nagymaros Project, the Advisory Opinion on Nuclear Weapons, and the Lockerbie case. It will be of inestimable value to all libraries of international law, large and small, institutional and private. No student or practitioner in the field should be without it.

Land Law

  • Filename: land-law.
  • ISBN: 9780199603794
  • Release Date: 2011-07-14
  • Number of pages: 618
  • Author: Kevin Gray
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

This seventh edition covers everything from the legal definition of land to the essential elements in a lease or tenancy and the function of covenants in the planning of land use.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

  • Filename: landmark-supreme-court-cases.
  • ISBN: 9781438110363
  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Number of pages: 609
  • Author: Gary R. Hartman
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Through its interpretations of the Constitution and Bill of Rights

Introduction to the Law of South Africa

  • Filename: introduction-to-the-law-of-south-africa.
  • ISBN: 9789041122827
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 548
  • Author: C. G. Van der Merwe
  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International

This title is part of an established Series which introduces various legal systems of the world. It provides an authoritative and accessible overview of the main branches of South African public, private and commercial law. Offering insight into the rich system of South African law, this title will be of particular interest to the international legal community. The South African legal system has not only developed fascinating mixtures of civil law and common law rules over more than a century, but has also experienced a post-apartheid South Africa. Of particular interest is the way in which so many branches of law have been infused by basic constitutional values. Many of the contributors have published work in their own fields and have considerable experience of presenting their subject matter in a broader comparative perspective. The succinct and balanced nature of the contributions makes this title attractive to a wide audience of academics, students and practitioners with an interest in this remarkable legal system.

Class Action

  • Filename: class-action.
  • ISBN: 9781400075881
  • Release Date: 2003-10-14
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Clara Bingham
  • Publisher: Anchor

A petite single mother, Lois Jenson was among the first women hired by a northern Minnesota iron mine in 1975. In this brutal workplace, female miners were relentlessly threatened with pornographic graffiti, denigrating language, stalking, and physical assaults. Terrified of losing their jobs, the women kept their problems largely to themselves—until Lois, devastated by the abuse, found the courage to file a complaint against the company in 1984. Despite all of the obstacles the legal system threw at them, Lois and her fellow plaintiffs enlisted the aid of a dedicated team of lawyers and ultimately prevailed. Weaving personal stories with legal drama, Class Action shows how these terrifically brave women made history, although not without enormous personal cost. Told at a thriller’s pace, this is the story of how one woman pioneered and won the first sexual harassment class action suit in the United States, a legal milestone that immeasurably improved working conditions for American women. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Latinos and American Law

  • Filename: latinos-and-american-law.
  • ISBN: 0292777868
  • Release Date: 2009-06-03
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Carlos R. Soltero
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press

To achieve justice and equal protection under the law, Latinos have turned to the U.S. court system to assert and defend their rights. Some of these cases have reached the United States Supreme Court, whose rulings over more than a century have both expanded and restricted the legal rights of Latinos, creating a complex terrain of power relations between the U.S. government and the country's now-largest ethnic minority. To map this legal landscape, Latinos and American Law examines fourteen landmark Supreme Court cases that have significantly affected Latino rights, from Botiller v. Dominguez in 1889 to Alexander v. Sandoval in 2001. Carlos Soltero organizes his study chronologically, looking at one or more decisions handed down by the Fuller Court (1888-1910), the Taft Court (1921-1930), the Warren Court (1953-1969), the Burger Court (1969-1986), and the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005). For each case, he opens with historical and legal background on the issues involved and then thoroughly discusses the opinion(s) rendered by the justices. He also offers an analysis of each decision's significance, as well as subsequent developments that have affected its impact. Through these case studies, Soltero demonstrates that in dealing with Latinos over issues such as education, the administration of criminal justice, voting rights, employment, and immigration, the Supreme Court has more often mirrored, rather than led, the attitudes and politics of the larger U.S. society.

The Bamboo People

  • Filename: the-bamboo-people.
  • ISBN: UCSC:32106005625220
  • Release Date: 1976-06
  • Number of pages: 386
  • Author: Frank F. Chuman
  • Publisher: Pubs

Provides a legal history of residents of the United States of Japanese descent since 1869, illustrating man's inhumanity and racist tendencies

Murder at the Supreme Court

  • Filename: murder-at-the-supreme-court.
  • ISBN: 9781616146498
  • Release Date: 2013-02-19
  • Number of pages: 245
  • Author: Martin Clancy
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books

This in-depth yet highly accessible books provides compelling human stories that illuminate the thorny legal issues behind the most noteworthy capital cases. In 1969, the Supreme Court justices cast votes in secret that could have signaled the end of the death penalty. Later, the justices’ resolve began to unravel. Why? What were the consequences for the rule of law and for the life at stake in the case? These are some of the fascinating questions answered in Murder at the Supreme Court. Veteran journalists Martin Clancy and Tim O’Brien not only pull back the curtain of secrecy that surrounds Supreme Court deliberations but also reveal the crucial links between landmark capital-punishment cases and the lethal crimes at their root. The authors take readers to crime scenes, holding cells, jury rooms, autopsy suites, and execution chambers to provide true-life reporting on vicious criminals and the haphazard judicial system that punishes them. The cases reported are truly "the cases that made the law." They have defined the parameters that judges must follow for a death sentence to stand up on appeal. Beyond the obvious questions regarding the dubious deterrent effect of capital punishment or whether retribution is sufficient justification for the death penalty (regardless of the heinous nature of the crimes committed), the cases and crimes examined in this book raise other confounding issues: Is lethal injection really more humane than other methods of execution? Should a mentally ill killer be forcibly medicated to make him "well enough" to be executed? How does the race of the perpetrator or the victim influence sentencing? Is heinous rape a capital crime? How young is too young to be executed?

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