Is This Legal

Now, for the first time, the true story of how the Ultimate Fighting Championship came into existence is told by the man who started it all.

Is This Legal

Author: Art Davie

Publisher: Ascend Books Llc

ISBN: 9780991275649

Page: 270

View: 625

On November 12, 1993, an entirely new sport was unleashed on an unsuspecting viewing public - one that was unlike any other, and one that would come to redefine combat and action sports for a new generation. The sport was mixed martial arts (MMA) - although it hadn't been named that yet - and the event was the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The creation of ad man and serial entrepreneur Art Davie, the UFC entered nearly 90,000 households through pay per view television with an explosion of blood - as Dutch karate champion Gerard Gordeau kicked fallen Sumo wrestler Teila Tuli right in the face during the first minute of the opening fight. This shocking scene was only a prelude of what was to come that autumn night in Denver, and worldwide over the next 20 years. Now, for the first time, the true story of how the UFC and the sport of MMA came into existence will be told by the man who started it all. Art Davie is the

The Law in Philosophical Perspectives

“Everything, in legal rules, is a construct”, wrote Jean Dabin. This legal surreality
does not just extend to the re-construction of a prior natural or social fact. It also
implies the “production of an object”. In order to render things conform and
reduce ...

The Law in Philosophical Perspectives

Author: Luc J. Wintgens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401593175

Page: 274

View: 983

In this age of collections that is ours, many volumes of collections are published. They contain contributions of several well-known authors, and their aim is to present a selective overview of a relevant field of study. This book has the same purpose. Its aim is to introduce students, scholars and all those interested in current problems of legal theory and legal philosophy to the work of the leading scholars in this field. The large number of publications, both books and articles, that have been produced over recent decades makes it quite difficult, however, for those who are making their first steps in this domain to find firm guidelines. The book is new in its genre because of its method. The choice was made not to reprint an example of contributors' earlier basic articles or a part of one of their books. This would only give a partial view of the rich texture of their work. Rather, the authors were asked to make an original synthesis of their own contributions to the field of legal theory and legal philosophy. Brought together in this volume, they constitute a truly author-ised view of their work. This book is also new in that each essay is complemented with bibliographical information in order to encourage further research on the author's self-selected work. This will help the reader rapidly to become familiar with the whole of the published work of the contributors.

The Legal Eagles of Children s Advocacy Centers

Legal Eagles—I'm writing this Legal Letter on my birthday, so we're going to say
nice things about lawyers. Not. Instead, I'd like to ask you a question. When
lawyers call your center because they want information in your files, does your
center ...

The Legal Eagles of Children s Advocacy Centers

Author: Andrew H. Agatston

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146532125X

Page: 124

View: 290

Childrens Advocacy Center professionals face extraordinary challenges as they dedicate their working lives to helping children who have made allegations of sexual and physical abuse. Effective CACs employ a multi-disciplinary team approach to the investigation, treatment, and prevention of child sexual abuse. But we know that child abuse allegations are often settled in the courtroom, and the road toward the courtroom can be confusing and complicated for CAC professionals and their centers, which often lack qualified and competent legal counsel to pave their wave. This book is a collection of Legal Letters written by Attorney Andrew Agatston to CACs, child advocates and detectives that establishes a path toward becoming Legal Eagles for the children they serve. "In practical understandable prose, Andrew Agatston addresses many of the legal challenges facing Childrens Advocacy Centers. Executive directors, forensic interviewers and others who work in or with a CAC will find this book to be of great assistance." -- Victor Vieth, Director, National Child Protection Training Center "The Childrens Advocacy Center model has revolutionized the United States resposne system to child sexual abuse, and this shift has dramatically impacted the legal systems response to these children, the programs which serve them, and the records associated with this service. This book provides an outstanding overview of numerous challenging legal situations which CACs may face in this environment. While focused on the perspective of current practice in the State of Georgia, these challenges are universal, and this comprehensive compilation, written in an easy to understand format, is a must have for every CAC and its legal counsel." -- Chris Newlin, MS LPC, Executive Director, National Childrens Advocacy Center

Law at the Vanishing Point

Conclusion As mentioned in the Introduction, one of the central themes of this
work is that international law does not need to look beyond itself and rely on
normative or political theories to justify itself or prove its relevance to the
contemporary ...

Law at the Vanishing Point

Author: Professor Aaron Fichtelberg

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409496279

Page: 244

View: 260

Two central questions are at the core of international legal theory: 'What is international law?', and 'Is international law really law?' This volume examines these critical questions and the philosophical foundations of modern international law using the tools of Anglo-American legal theory and western political thought. Engaging with both contemporary and historical legal theory and with an analysis of international law in action, the book builds an understanding and theory of law from the perspective of those who actually use this legal system and understand it, rather than constructing an artificial system from the standpoint of political scientists and moral philosophers. Law at the Vanishing Point provides a fascinating new challenge to those who reduce international law either to ethics or to politics and provides a critical new appraisal of its power as an independent force in human social relations.

Trust in Electronic Commerce The Role of Trust from a Legal an Organizational and a Technical Point of View

So there is hardly a reason to think of for software not be a product is this legal
context. In his dissertation Westerdijk states that software can be seen as a '
material object' and is thus subject to products liability.70 He states: "I showed
that ...

Trust in Electronic Commerce The Role of Trust from a Legal  an Organizational  and a Technical Point of View

Author: J. E. J. Prins

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041118454

Page: 309

View: 944

Electronic commerce is here to stay. No matter how big the dot-com crisis was or how far the e-entrepreneurs' shares fell in the market, the fact remains that there is still confidence in electronic trading. At least it would appear that investors are confident in e-companies again. However, not only trust of venture capitalists is of importance -- consumers also have to have faith in on-line business. After all, without consumers there is no e-business. Interacting lawyers, technicians and economists are needed to create a trustworthy electronic commerce environment. To achieve this environment, thorough and inter-disciplinary research is required and that is exactly what this book is about. Researchers of the project Enabling Electronic Commerce from the Dutch universities of Tilburg and Eindhoven have chosen a number of e-topics to elaborate on trust from their point of view. This volume makes clear that the various disciplines can and will play a role in developing conditions for trust and thus contribute to a successful electronic market.

Switzerland Labor Laws and Regulations Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Basic Laws

As Kommanditäre legal persons are also eligible. As Kommanditäre legal
persons are also eligible. You may not entrusted with the management to
discharge, they also have only limited rights of control and often are subject to a
different profit ...

Switzerland Labor Laws and Regulations Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Basic Laws

Author: IBP, Inc.


ISBN: 1438781741

Page: 300

View: 737

Switzerland Labor Laws and Regulations Handbook - Strategic Information and Basic Laws

Shakespeare s Legal Maxims

But is this law ? 1 Clo. Ay, marry, is't ; crowner's-quest law. Hamlet, Act v. Scene 1
. It seems that Shakespeare has made the first clown confound a felo de se, or
one who is guilty of self murder, with a person who commits homicide se ...

Shakespeare s Legal Maxims

Author: William Lowes Rushton

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584778598

Page: 61

View: 263

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

The Legal Rights Liabilities and Duties of Women

With an Introductory History of Their Legal Condition in the Hebrew, Roman and
Feudal Civil Systems : Including the Law of Marriage and Divorce, the Social
Relations of Husband and Wife, Parent and Child, of Guardian and Ward, and of

The Legal Rights  Liabilities  and Duties of Women

Author: Edward Deering Mansfield

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 158477469X

Page: 369

View: 903

Mansfield, Edward D. The Legal Rights, Liabilities and Duties ofWomen; With an Introductory History of Their Legal Condition in the Hebrew, Roman and Feudal Civil Systems. Including the Law of Marriage and Divorce, The Social Relations of Husband and Wife, Parent and Child, of Guardian and Ward, and of Employer and Employed. Salem: Published by John P. Jewett & Co., 1845. 369 pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-469-3. ISBN-10: 1-58477-469-X. Cloth. $150.* Published three years before the Seneca Falls Convention, this lay guide for women is probably the first ever published in the United States. It is infused with the spirit of early feminism. As Mansfield [1801-1880] states in the preface: "Rights, and the knowledge of rights are no longer hidden from the masses of men; and why should they be from women?" (6). The book has four parts. The first is a general history of woman's legal status from biblical times to the 1840s. The second is an account of the American woman's civil rights. The third reviews the laws of property common to both genders. The final section reviews the rights, liabilities and duties of women in domestic relations. Mansfield was a Connecticut lawyer who later moved to Cincinnati, where he became professor of constitutional law and history at Cincinnati College.

Influencing China s WTO compliance and commercial legal reform beyond monitoring roundtable before the Congressional Executive Commission on China One Hundred Eighth Congress second session April 2 2004

The rest of the General Counsel's office, as I mentioned, has been doing this
legal exchange program. They have had the same experience: the program has
been very much in demand on the part of the Chinese, and the information has
been ...

Influencing China s WTO compliance and commercial legal reform   beyond monitoring   roundtable before the Congressional Executive Commission on China  One Hundred Eighth Congress  second session  April 2  2004


Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428958029


View: 236

What is Justice

Justice, Law, and Politics in the Mirror of Science : Collected Essays Hans Kelsen
. objects as ... As a science, it cannot state absolutely that individuals or states are
obliged or entitled by legal norms to behave in a certain way. It ascertains only ...

What is Justice

Author: Hans Kelsen

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584771011

Page: 397

View: 516

Kelsen, Hans. What is Justice? Justice, Law and Politics in the Mirror of Science. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957. [vi], 397 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-101-1. Cloth. New. $95. * Through the lens of science, Kelsen proposes a dynamic theory of natural law, examines Platonic and Aristotelian doctrines of justice, the idea of justice as found in the holy scriptures, and defines justice as "...that social order under whose protection the search for truth can prosper. 'My' justice, then, is the justice of freedom, the justice of peace, the justice of democracy-the justice of tolerance." (p. 24).

A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections Third Edition

For any claimantestablishing ownership and that a legally recognizable theft had
occurred often present insurmountable barriers. Ques. tions arise such as was
there a confiscation, or by what route did the objects at issue enter the art market

A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections  Third Edition

Author: Marie C. Malaro

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588343235

Page: 540

View: 422

Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums regarding collections. This revised and expanded third edition addresses the many legal developments—including a comprehensive discussion of stolen art and the international movement of cultural property, recent developments in copyright, and the effects of burgeoning electronic uses—that have occurred during the past twenty-five years. An authorative, go-to book for any museum professional, Legal Primer offers detailed explanations of the law, suggestions for preventing legal problems, and numerous case studies of lawsuits involving museum collections.

Der Mensch und sein Recht

To be sure , the question then arises : What can a theory of law and society
contribute to this cluster of issues ? And is this legal theory in a position to
describe and explain the structure and functions of law more adequately ? It is
precisely here ...

Der Mensch und sein Recht

Author: Otto Brusiin

Publisher: Duncker & Humblot

ISBN: 9783428469116

Page: 289

View: 385

Social Work Practice and the Law

If you stopped treatment what was the reason? Relevance: Why You Are Asking
—Attorney In New York State, a child is not considered to be a neglected child
under the law unless the parent failed to use a minimum degree of care as a
result ...

Social Work Practice and the Law

Author: Dr. Lyn K. Slater, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117678

Page: 440

View: 876

"This is the first book to give social workers the tools to understand their clients' legal needs and rights and to address them collaboratively and effectively. Lyn Slater and Kara Finck ground their text in a comprehensive grasp of the legal system and the inequities of race, class, and gender that shape clients' experiences. Social Work Practice and the Law is a powerful call for social workers to be passionate and skillful advocates for their clients. Essential reading for social workers and lawyers alike who serve low-income people entangled in systems that so often fail them." Dorothy Roberts, JD Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Northwestern University School of Law Author, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare Based on the author's innovative and nationally recognized prototype for inter-professional work at Fordham University, this is the only volume about social work and the legal system that is written from the social worker's perspective. Devoid of "legalese," the book is designed to help social workers develop the ability to reappraise, question, and challenge the law to best serve their clients. It aims to promote the development of a more strategic relationship with the legal system-a partnership that can achieve more creative and just solutions to social problems. Exhaustive in scope, Social Work and the Law identifies current national and international trends and legal movements that support and invite inter-professional, critically competent social work participation. The book also identifies and explains the essential knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes necessary for the attainment of collaborative critical competence when interacting with the legal system. Each chapter includes vivid case studies based on actual collaborations that illustrate the application of theory to practice. Chapters also include legal, social work, and evidence-based resources. Key Features: Promotes a proactive approach to the ways in which social workers can use law to promote clients' best interests Addresses all domains of social work practice-child welfare, housing law, educational access, disability law, benefits, and more Offers abundant case studies taken from the authors' real-life work Devoid of "legalese" and written from a social worker's perspective

Human Dignity and the Foundations of International Law

objective knowledge about legal phenomena, is possible and that knowledge
can be profitably employed in debates on the concept of international law.
Methodologically, I defend focal analysis. I have claimed that normative practices
like law ...

Human Dignity and the Foundations of International Law

Author: Patrick Capps

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847315127

Page: 306

View: 310

International lawyers have often been interested in the link between their discipline and the foundational issues of jurisprudential method, but little that is systematic has been written on this subject. In this book, an attempt is made to fill this gap by focusing on issues of concept-formation in legal science in general with a view to their application to the specific concerns of international law. In responding to these issues, the author argues that public international law seeks to establish and institutionalise a system of authoritative judgment whereby the conditions by which a community of states can co-exist and co-operate are ensured. A state, in turn, must be understood as ultimately deriving legitimacy from the pursuit of the human dignity of the community it governs, as well as the dignity of those human beings and states affected by its actions in international relations. This argument is in line with a long and now resurgent Kantian tradition in legal and political philosophy. The book shows how this approach is reflected in accepted paradigm cases of international law, such as the United Nations Charter. It then explains how this approach can provide insights into the theoretical foundations of these accepted paradigms, including our understanding of the sources of international law, international legal personality and the design of global institutions.

The Concept of Abuse in EU Competition Law

This leads to the boundaries of this legal provision not being sufficiently known to
those undertakings that might be subject to the law before they enter into various
practices. Without sufficiently clear objectives that are also followed in practice, ...

The Concept of Abuse in EU Competition Law

Author: Pinar Akman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847318894

Page: 376

View: 961

The objective(s) of Article 102 TFEU, what exactly makes a practice abusive and the standard of harm under Article 102 TFEU have not yet been settled. This lack of clarity creates uncertainty for businesses and, coupled with the current state of economics in this area, raises an important question of legitimacy. Using law and economic approaches, this book inquires into the possible objectives of Article 102 TFEU and proposes a modern approach to interpreting 'abuse'. In doing so, this book establishes an overarching concept of 'abuse' that conforms to the historical roots of the provision, to the text of the provision itself, and to modern economic thinking on unilateral conduct. This book therefore inquires into what Article 102 TFEU is about, what it can be about and what it should be about regarding both objectives and scope. The book demonstrates that the separation of exploitative abuse from exclusionary abuse is artificial and unsound. It examines the roots of Article 102 TFEU and the historical context of the adoption of the Treaty, the case law, policy and literature on exploitative abuses and, where relevant, on exclusionary abuses. The book investigates potential objectives, such as fairness and welfare, as well as the potential conflict between such objectives. Finally, it critically assesses the European Commission's modernisation of Article 102 TFEU, before proposing a reformed approach to 'abuse' which is centred on three necessary and sufficient conditions: exploitation, exclusion and a lack of an increase in efficiency.

The Development of International Law After the World War

That happens to be the trend of modern times; and only therein is revealed the
power of the legal community. From the standpoint of the state, it is easy, to see
that governments will only hesitatingly enter, upon the new path. And yet they will

The Development of International Law After the World War

Author: Otfried Nippold

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584772700

Page: 241

View: 133

Nippold, Otfried. The Development of International Law After the World War. Translated from the German by Amos S. Hershey. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1923. xv, 241 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-270-0. Cloth. $75. * Reprint of the first English edition published in 1923 under the auspices of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. With an introduction by James Brown Scott. This important study, written during the First World War, was one of the first to propose a league of nations. Nippold, a German jurist who lived in Switzerland, argues that the First World War created a need for a radical reinterpretation of the law of war. Modern war cannot be given the character of a legal institution because it is really a negation of law. War is not an element of international law, he concludes; it is self-help on the part of the aggressor nation. In his International Law, C.G. Fenwick stated that this book would be an essential addition to a working library of international law. Fenwick, International Law (3rd edition) xxv-l cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 576.

Giving Desert Its Due

Social Justice and Legal Theory Wojciech Sadurski ... way in which we can make
judgment that a particular legal system excludes certain groups of citizens (or
discriminates against them in the distribution of rights) on the basis of purely
formal ...

Giving Desert Its Due

Author: Wojciech Sadurski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401577064

Page: 329

View: 122

During the last half of the twentieth century, legal philosophy (or legal theory or jurisprudence) has grown significantly. It is no longer the domain of a few isolated scholars in law and philosophy. Hundreds of scholars from diverse fields attend international meetings on the subject. In some universities, large lecture courses of five hundred students or more study it. The primary aim of the Law and Philosophy Library is to present some of the best original work on legal philosophy from both the Anglo-American and European traditions. Not only does it help make some of the best work avail able to an international audience, but it also encourages increased awareness of, and interaction between, the two major traditions. The primary focus is on full-length scholarly monographs, although some edited volumes of original papers are also included. The Library editors are assisted by an Editorial Advisory Board of internationally renowed scholars. Legal philosophy should not be considered a narrowly circumscribed field.

The Bramble Bush

The differentiation between substantive law and adjective {procedural} law is an
illusion, although the prevalence of this ... What the idealist calls substantive
rights are not things, not even shadowy things; they are purposes the legal
officials ...

The Bramble Bush

Author: Karl N. Llewellyn

Publisher: Quid Pro Books

ISBN: 1610271351

Page: 200

View: 930

Written generations ago, but highly relevant today, The Bramble Bush remains one of the books most recommended for students to read when considering law school, just before beginning its study, or early in the first semester. Its first edition began as a collection from a series of introductory lectures given by legal legend Karl Llewellyn to new law students at Columbia University. It still speaks to law, legal reasoning, and exam-taking skills in a way that makes it a classic for each new generation. The Quid Pro Legal Legends Edition includes an extensive, practical, and modern Introduction by Stewart Macaulay, a senior law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Macaulay updates the current reader on the book's continued relevance and application, offers a practical perspective to new law students, and places the original edition in its historical context. Simply put, Macaulay writes, this "is a book that anyone interested in law schools or law should read." The Quid Pro Books edition of the classic work also includes several unobtrusive annotations, to update the reader on legal terms and cultural references made in the original that may not be clear to today's reader. Moreover, this is a carefully proofread and presented edition, lacking the errors and scanning mistakes of other presses' editions in print. It is also available in paperback and clothbound formats from Quid Pro, including the annotations and new Introduction by Prof. Macaulay.