Books
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Mennell and Burr's Wills and Trusts in a Nutshell, 3d

The third edition of this book provides a comprehensive review of the law affecting intestate succession, wills, and trusts. It introduces wills terminology to the lay audience and updates the law of trusts with references to the Uniform Trust Code and the Restatement of Trusts. It uses problems arising from celebrity peccadilloes and deaths, such as those of Anna Nichole Smith and James Brown, to illustrate legal issues. The book can be adopted to supplement a traditional wills and trusts class or as the sole text for a seminar.

Burr's Sum and Substance Quick Review on International Law, 2d

This book provides a foundation for students studying international law who need to supplement knowledge from their courses or obtain a quick overview to prepare for an exam. Topics range from the historic foundations of international law, to the laws of wars and use of force. The book contains information on wars ranging from the 100 Years' War, to Vietnam and the conflict in Iraq. It also provides a comprehensive overview of state formation and obligations, including state requirements to treat all individuals humanely. Students will obtain an approach to writing essay questions on international law or briefs for international tribunals.

Burr and Henslee's Entertainment Law, Cases and Materials on Film, Television and Music

This law school casebook provides insight into the entertainment industry and teaches law students how to protect the rights of entertainers. Leading directors, screenwriters, musicians, artists, and several others discuss the impact of the law or social issues on their work. The book also includes essays submitted by experts on particular cases, such as the OJ Simpson trial and the New Kids on the Block litigation and features chapters on "Globalization of The Entertainment Industry" and "The Devil Media Made Me Do It"-claims of industry responsibility for tortious and violent behavior.

Entertainment Law in a Nutshell, 2d

This compact reference gives a big picture overview of the intellectual property, contract, publicity, estate planning, and First Amendment issues that contribute to the field of entertainment law. Professor Burr also addresses specific legal issues that arise in the film, music, and television industries, including discussion of the rise of "reality" television. This Nutshell is ideal as a secondary text to accompany any entertainment law casebook, as the primary text for a seminar, or as background information for someone requiring an overview.

Entertainment Law Casebook

This exciting new book contains discussions of cases, interviews with celebrities, and other materials that help educate readers about the complicated entertainment business. To capture first-hand knowledge of the entertainment business, Burr conducted interviews throughout the United States, Australia, England, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. Celebrities featured in the book include Academy Award and Grammy winners, as well as best-selling authors and TV stars. The volume opens with a chapter on the globalization of the entertainment industry and explains how mastering U.S. entertainment law helps qualify lawyers to work abroad.

Art Law Casebook

Art Law: Cases and Materials, now in a newly revised edition, offers a timely and panoramic view of this entire field of law. Designed as a primary text for courses on Law and the Visual Arts, Cultural Property Law, or Cultural Heritage Law, the three-part framework of this highly readable casebook explores Artists’ Rights, Art Markets, and the International Preservation of Art and Cultural Property.