Research Papers on Current Legal Issues

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • The Vioxx Story

    This 9 page package includes a 4 page paper and 12 slide PowerPoint presentation on the Vioxx controversy. Information about the trials is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Michigan Civil Rights Initiative: Proposal 2

    A 5 page paper which examines the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, known as Proposal 2, as it relates to African American males. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule Effects and Implementation

    This 12 page paper provides a proposal for a research project involving the impact of the HIPAA legislation. The paper is broken down into many categories and includes an outline, abstract, review of literature and recommendations. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Post September 11 Immigration Laws of the United States

    A 6 page paper summarizing the basic points of US immigration laws in the post-9/11 environment. Immigration requirements already were difficult for many before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Since then, they have become quite stringent. Bibliography lists 5 sources. A companion PowerPoint presentation is available.

  • Religion and Suicide

    The correlation between these two variables is outlined in this 10 page research proposal. After a review of sociological literature, a study is designed which includes the derivation of relevant statistical data as well as questionnaire distribution. Ten sample questions are included as well as an explanation of the methodology employed. Variables are described in detail. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Business Contract Law - Case Study

    An 8 page paper based on a scenario provided by the student. The case involved thermostats. The company has exclusive distributor contracts in different countries for their Celsius thermostat with a faceplate instead of decals. A person representing himself as an exporter assures the thermostats will be going to the Middle East but they start showing up in the Netherlands undercutting that distributor. The essay discusses the elements of an enforceable contract, breach of contract, the facts of the case and how they relate to different legal issues, the value of oral agreements and more. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Contract Case Study; Creating New Clauses

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. There have been difficulties in a contract and the terms are being renegotiated. The paper suggests new clauses concerning the communication and reporting and the structure of the project. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Alumina Case Study

    This 4 page paper considers the case of Alumina, this fictitious case supplied by the student, sees a company accused of contaminating a lake and causing a local girl to develop leukemia. The paper looks at the potential tort issues. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Employment Law and Employer Duties; A Case Study

    This 9 page paper looks at a case concerning English employment law and assesses three different scenarios. The first concerns the way that work conditions are provided with cramped conditions and glaring computer monitors. The second issue concerns vicarious liability of the employer for an employee who catapults scissors across a room and injures another employee. The last issue considered is a scenario where an employer writes a false reference. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • A Case of Misrepresentation under Australian Law

    This 6 page paper is based on Australian law, examining a case of potential misrepresentation and advising a consumer on their rights. The paper summarizes the facts of the case, looks at the relevant legal concepts and then discusses the application to the case study. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Asserting a Claim under Contract Law - Australian Case Study

    This 3 page paper considers a case where an individual has been persuaded to move to Australia by being included in a will for a share of the property. The friendship subsequently dissolves. The paper examines the potential for a case to be brought under contract law to assert rights over the property.

  • FALWELL MOTORS CASE STUDY

    This 6-page paper focuses on legal issues faced by the fictitious Falwell Motors company. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • CASE STUDY: MEMPHIS FIRE DEPARTMENT

    This 4-page paper discusses affirmative action through the case study Firefighters Local 1784 v. Stotts. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Law Regarding Sado-Masochism and Homicide

    This 10 page paper explores an interesting case concerning Australian law. Should a husband be charged with homicide if an incident results in her ultimate demise? Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Legal Problem at Lead Balloon

    This 10 page paper is based on Australian law, looking at a case supplied by the student where several legal issues have arisen, including the formation of a pre-incorporation contract, the desire to get out of a post incorporation contract where the directors believe they can get a better deal and a potential liability for breach. Advice is given to the firm, citing relevant case law. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • CASE STUDY: VIDDING: FREE EXPRESSION OR COPYRIGHT PIRACY?

    This 3-page paper discusses copyright laws pertaining to viding. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Singapore Contract Law

    This 8 page paper examines a contract law case posed by the student. A consumer makes a purchase by mail order, The goods sent differ to those ordered, and the seller refuses to accept them back. The paper examined the position of the seller and the consumers using case law and legislation. The paper is written with reference to Singapore law. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Increase in Frivolous Sexual Harassment Litigation

    This 5 page paper looks at the validity of sexual harassment litigation, arguing that most cases are frivolous. Several examples are noted and some statistics are provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Workplace, Sexual Harassment, Legal Issues, and the U.S. Supreme Court

    An 8 page paper which examines such issues as legal definition of and background of sexual harassment, Supreme Court attitudes towards sexual harassment suits, specific cases pertaining to sexual harassment, employer responsibility, legal rights of the accused, and relevant issues concerning due process. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • History of U.S. Sexual Harassment Legislation

    This 8 page paper provides a comprehensive history and background of the sexual harassment laws in the United States. The essay begins by reporting how and when the term sexual harassment was coined and the fact that the issue is not a new one. At least one author has traced serious incidents of sexual harassment to the 1800s. A chronology of the most important acts and laws regarding sexual harassment is included, beginning with the 1964 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that also created the EEOC. The legal definition of sexual harassment is included along with the evolution of the concept over the years. The two specific types of sexual harassment are explained. An overview of two specific cases, Ford Motor Company and Lutheran Medical Center in New York is included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Educational Sphere, Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

    A 3 page paper that identifies the standards of liability in terms of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination in schools, examples of cases and comments about monetary awards. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Sexual Harassment Case

    A 3 page paper which examines a sexual harassment case. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Preventing Sexual Harassment in Tennessee

    A 4 page paper listing a state law, a federal law and a published court ruling on sexual harassment, then providing five initiatives for an organization to follow to prevent sexual harassment. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Employment Legal Issues

    A 7 page paper. The writer responds to three different scenarios. One focuses on an implied contract where the personnel manual states progressive discipline in an at-will work situation. The next focuses on both sexual harassment and sexual discrimination regarding supervisor and employee and the last one deals with OSHA safety standards and workers compensation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Law and Ethics

    This 5 page paper tackles three legal questions. One pertains to legal perternalism, another to sexual harassment and finally, the topic of assisting third world countries in cleaning up the environment is addressed. Both sides of each issue are explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Business Law Questions

    A 3 page paper answering three business law questions associated with scenarios involving Newcorp. Pat is being wrongfully terminated; Paula is the victim of sexual harassment exercised by Sam; Paul is being difficult and making groundless claims regarding disability and safety issues associated with working on a machine he does not like. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cases in Australasian Criminal Law

    This 9 page paper is written in two parts, The first part considers the case of mistaken identity in a homosexual sexual encounter and assesses if there is any potential liability for rape or sexual assault. The second part of the paper discusses the findings in the case of Crabbe (1985) 156 CLR 464. The paper is written with reference to Australasian law. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Claims According to EEOC Guidelines

    This 4 page paper provides an overview on how people can make claims for discrimination or harassment under EEOC guidelines. How an employer should react if a grievance is filed against the company is also included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • UK Confidentiality and Doctors

    This 10 page paper looks at health law in the UK and the issue of confidentiality. It is usually assumed the patient has a right to privacy however there are many different circumstances under which this assumed automatic right of confidentiality will be breached. This paper considers a range of these circumstances and examines them with reference to statute law, regulations and case law. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Medical Law

    This 9 page paper looks at two scenarios regarding potential negligence or malpractice in a healthcare situation. The first considers the issue of informed consent and whether an unexpected event can be seen as negligence on the part of a doctor, looking at healthcare Law in the US. The second part of the paper considers a scenario in Australia, where an elderly and infirm residents slips and falls while in the care of a radiographer. In both instances the potential liabilities are discussed. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Tort and Economic Loss

    This 5 page paper considers a case supplied by the student where a doctor gives wrong information to a potential employer, loosing the potential employee the job. The paper considers if, under English law, a case for pure economic loss could undertaken. The paper cites numerous cases before a conclusion is reached. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Legal Process of England ish Legal Process: Entertainers, Drugs And Insurance

    6 pages in length. Venus, a famous pop star, applied for 10 million pounds of life insurance to MegaLife, an insurance company; as expected, the insurance company was anxious to know whether Venus was on drugs. Slick, an employee of MegaLife, telephoned Orbit's contracted Dr. Irvine Kiljoy, whose job it is to keep an eye on the health of such pop stars as Venus who are signed up with the Orbit label. Slick deceitfully told Dr. Kiljoy that Venus had consented to his supplying MegLife with information about herself, which Dr. Kiljoy believed because Venus had that very morning left the following message on his answer phone: "Kiljoy, I want you to write a report for me; it is not about my health, it is a personal business matter." Unknown to Kiljoy was the fact that this was a reference to litigation Venus was planning against a restaurant where she had been served salmonella laced soup whilst on tour promoting her latest hit single "Heavenly Body." Based upon this misunderstanding, Dr. Kiljoy told Slick all about Venus' long-standing battle with cocaine addiction; on the basis of this information, MegaLife refused Venus life insurance. When Venus learned why her life insurance application failed, she instigates tort proceedings against the doctor for breach of statutory duty. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Role in Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

    A 12 page paper defining euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. Provides a history of the issues and includes an examination of the legal, ethical, religious, and medical facets. Relates the specifics of court cases revolving around Karen Ann Quinlin and Dr. Jack Kevorkian and provides a brief biographical outline of Dr. Kevorkian. Bibliography lists twelve sources.

  • The Ethical Issues Involved With Assisted Suicide

    This 5 page report discusses various ethical issues associated with assisted suicide. The debate has generally centered around both the moral and legal issues of the process. The central argument for assisted suicide is based on respect for the patients' autonomy. The main argument against assisted suicide is the belief in the inherent sacredness of life and that God only has the right to end one's life. The ethical questions surrounding the care of terminally ill patients often focus on when treatment should be withheld or withdrawn. A case study regarding a paralyzed but mentally competent adult, African-American man and a severely disabled newborn is also considered. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Laws Concerning Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) And Euthanasia: New York State And Florida State

    3 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses the distinctions of New York and Florida states' euthanasia and PAS laws. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act and Physician Assisted Suicide

    In six pages this paper examines the history, passage, and specifics of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act, the controversial physician-assisted suicide issue and what states’ positions are on it, and the contributions of Michigan Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Cybersquatting

    his 12 page paper provides an overview of cybersquatting. The concept is defined and trademark law is discussed in depth. Recent cases are discussed and philosophical issues are broached. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Cybercrime

    This 8 page paper considers the increase in the use fo the internet and cybercrime and the way that the Computer Misuse Act 1990 may be used it dealing with different cybercrimes such as cyberobscenity, cybertrespass, cybertheft and cyberviolence which can include cyberstalking. The paper looks at what the Computer Misuse Act 1990 will cover and how it may be possible to improve the legislation and enforcement of the law concerning cybercrime. The paper is written with reference to UK law. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Computer Viruses 'Cyber Ethics' and Personal Responsibility

    A 10 page discussion of the problems presented with computer viruses. The author contends computer viruses cause tremendous societal harm on both macro and micro levels. The thesis is presented that while the creation and intentional perpetuation of computer viruses is ethically and morally wrong, and even subject to the same societal provisions for legal punishment as is any other type of crime, we must take increased personal and societal responsibility for the abatement of the practice. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Legal and Ethical Views on Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

    In three pages this paper expresses the writer’s beliefs about euthanasia and its justification, considers euthanasia within the context of “special populations,” and discusses physician-assisted suicide law in the writer’s home state of Washington. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Nally v. Grace Community Church

    This paper discusses the case of Nally vs. Grace Church, in which Walter Nally sued Grace Community Church for the suicide death of his son. The paper discusses how this case fits into the California legal system structurally, substantively and culturally. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Oregon Law and Euthanasia

    A paper which looks at the issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide with particular reference to the law in Oregon and the impact of the Ashcroft Directive. Bibliography lists 4 sources

  • U.S. and EU Marijuana Law

    A 10 page research paper that contrasts and compares marijuana laws in the EU to those in the US for the purposes of discerning the effects of decriminalization of this drug. The writer discusses the myths v. the fact of marijuana use; effects of decriminalization where it has occurred and the resistance of the US government to decriminalization, which is exemplified by its objections to medical marijuana use. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Arguing in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Uses

    A 5 page paper analyzing the potential benefits of the legalization of marijuana for medical utilization. This paper points out the varied uses to which marijuana has been put. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Marijuana Legalization Supporting Arguments

    This 3 page paper examines both sides of the issue while remaining neutral. The paper contains a great deal of facts related to legalization as well as the effects of marijuana. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Competition Policy and European Union Law

    This 6 page paper considers the statement "Competition is the best stimulant of economic activity….. but is not, however, regarded as an end in itself. It is one of the most important means by which an integrated market is achieved" by looking at relevant competition policy and application under European Union Law. The writer cites numerous cases to illustrate points raised.

  • Goods, Free Movement, and European Union Law

    This 6 page paper considers the free movement of goods in the European Union. The writer looks at a case where an exporter is facing problems with national laws, such as quality, additives, morality and advertising are all seen to create barriers to trade. The writer examines the position using Articles 28 – 30 and extensive case law, including the Cassis de Dijon case. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Property Law and the Effects of 1998's Human Rights Act

    This 5 page paper examines how the Human Right Act 1998, and the Human Rights Convention may be seen to impact on property law. The writer argues that the traditional UK law is undermined by this act by looking at a range of issues including, but not limited to, compulsory purchase orders, planning permission, environmental issues, the freedom of expression and the right to enjoy ones own property in peace. Numerous cases are cited. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Negligence and Tort Law of the United Kingdom

    This 5 page paper consider the law of tort. Only under one type of tort is there a need to prove negligence, the writer argues, using case law, that this both unfair an immoral. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Article I, Protocol I of the Human Rights Convention and Property Law's Impact Upon the Human Rights Act of 1998

    This 9 page paper considers the way that the Human Rights Convention has impacted on English property law. The writer looks at Article 1 of Protocol 1 and related English cases and argues that the impact here has been minimal, however, further scope does exist for the undermining of the law. There is also consideration of other articles where it is where the undermining may be seen as having a greater impact. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • 3 Questions on Trust and Property Law in the United Kingdom

    This 9 page paper considers three questions posed by the student regarding property left in trust in a will and the way in which the trustees will deal with complications and how the Land Registration Act 2002 has made the adverse possession of land with registered title almost impossible. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Corporate Strategy Influences by Company Regulations

    This 5 page paper looks at UK law and considers how it may be used to help and enhance corporate strategy. The writer uses the Copyright, Designs and Patents Bill 1988, the Case of Dyson and Hoover and the role of directors to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Corporate Strategy and Company Law

    This 5 page paper considers how company law in the UK aid wit the formation of better business strategies. The paper focuses on the duties of a director and breach of care, and how this may be used with a resource based view of the company. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Globalization and the Impact of International Laws and the European Union

    This 5 page paper considers how the EU and intentional laws effect globalization. The paper start by defining globalisation and then looks at the role of the EU and then larger organizations. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Legal Role of an Agent in Professional Sports

    This 10 page report discusses the legal role of the professional athlete’s agent and the evolution of sports agency. Negotiation, in any form, is primarily the art of getting another person or organization with an opposing opinion or interest to agree to a new set of criteria or demands. Such is certainly the case in professional athletes’ negotiation with team owners, potential sponsors, or any other entity determined to take advantage of an individual athlete’s skill and/or popularity. As a result, a great deal of legal controversy regarding the role of the agent, appropriate behavior, and legality have all come into the business of professional sports. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • UK Contract Law's Doctrine of Intention

    This 5 page paper considers the doctrine of intention with regard English contract law, the paper considers what it is, how it is defined, and case law which outlines how it is interpreted in different situations as well as the role of public policy. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Race According to Charles R. Lawrence and John Stuart Mill

    This 5 page report discusses the viewpoints of the 19th century philosopher, John Stuart Mill who was certain that the highest normative principle is that, “actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness” and the modern writer and legal scholar, Charles R. Lawrence who believes that “racist speech is peculiarly deserving of curtailment.” Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Company Law Questions

    This 18 page paper considers different issues in company law. Divided into three sections, the first section considers class rights and the transfer of shares. The second part looks at regulation of the way a company issues shares for non cash consideration, the constraints on dividends and help that may be given by a company to purchase its’ own shares by both private and public companies. The final part of the paper considers the liquidation or winding up of a company as well as administration, and then the position of floating charges following a winding up. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Controls in Australian and English Tort Law

    This 11 page paper considers the role of “duty of care”, “standard of care”, “remoteness of damage”, and “contributory negligence” in regulating and deciding tort cases. The paper is written with regard to English and Australian Law. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • 3 Student Posed Questions on the Law

    This 9 page paper answers tree questions asked by the student. The first considers jurisdiction and the doctrine of forum non-convenience. The second two questions involve contract law, the first to establish whether or not a contract has been formed, and the second looks at when a contract was formed with an offer and a counter offer, and how a dispute may be resolved under international law regarding which terms and conditions are imposed. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • English Tort Law Questions

    This 9 page paper answers two questions set by the student, both concerning tort law. The first advised different victims of an accident of any potential claim and looks at physical, psychological and purely economic harm. The second question evaluates a statement made by McNair J in the case of Bolam v. Friern (1957); “The test is the standard of the ordinary skilled man exercising and professing to have that special skill. A man need not possess the highest expert skill at the risk of being found negligent. It is a well established law that it is sufficient if he exercises the ordinary skill of an ordinary man exercising that particular art”. The writer cites numerous cases throughout the paper. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • English Law

    This 10 page paper considers the different sources of English law. The writer outlines the history and development of common law, statute law and the law of equity and how they form the current structure of English law. Relevant cases and statutes are cited. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • New York State's Surviving Spouse's Right of Election

    This 20 page paper provides an overview of the surviving spouse's right of election in New York State. The concept is discussed in general as well. Cases emanating from New York are cited. Several side issues, such as whether or not a gay partner is entitled to survivor benefits, and also how Medicaid fits into the picture, are also discussed. Recommendations are made. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • English Trial Law and Orality

    This 9 page paper examines the important role of oral evidence, also known as orality, within English law and the risk system. The paper considers different forms of oral evidence, the benefits and flaws with this type of evidence and the way in which recent cases may be change the emphasis placed on orality. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Arkansas Law Regarding Landlords and Tenants

    A 6 page overview of Arkansas law regarding landlord/tenant relations. The specifics of this law in reference to lease obligations are explored. A particular emphasis is placed on how a lease may be legally terminated. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • United Kingdom Trust Law, Equity, and Inheritance Questions

    This 9 page paper considers a case supplied by the student and examine the gifts given in a will in order to draw conclusions regarding who is entitled to the property of the deceased under English Law. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Direct Effect Doctrine and European Union Law

    This 10 page paper is a critique of the doctrine of direct effect, what it is, where it is applicable and the contradictory nature of direct effect between vertical and horizontal impact of directives. The paper cites numerous cases. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Sexual Discrimination, European Union and English Laws

    This 14 page paper considers the development of sex discrimination legislation in England, how it has developed, the way it impacts on employers, employees, management and unions and its’ limitations. Numerous cases are cites to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Questions on International Law Answered

    This 9 page law paper is written in three parts. The first considers a case provided regarding shipping and CIF contracts, the second considers tax law and residency requirements for the US and the third looks at why the EU is more than just a trading block. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Policymaking and the 'Son of Sam' Legislation

    This 10 page paper examines how policy is actually formed in government. Furthermore, this paper uses the Son of Sam law as an example of just how policy is formed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Pre-Incorporation Contracts and Company Law

    This 11 page paper considers English law and the status of contracts signed before a company has been officially formed. The paper considers the liability of the agent or promoter for a breach, and also their ability to take action for a breach. Case law and statue law are considered with relevant cases cited. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • James P. Gray's Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It ”: A Discussion of the Premises of Author James P Gray in Comparison to the Philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Machiavelli, Locke, Hobbes, and Ro

    A 5 page exploration of the question of whether drug laws are serving a positive societal function. Gray contends that not only are drug laws ineffective, they are counterproductive and potentially devastating. This contention is evaluated in light of the contentions of numerous other philosophers. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Manslaughter and Criminal Law

    This 7 page paper considers a case provided by the student and advises to potential defendants. The paper assesses the requirements of actus reus and mens rea that establishes the case of manslaughter is established and the defences of provocation and diminished responsibility. The second part of the paper concerns involuntary manslaughter and causing death by dangerous driving. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • United Kingdom Law and Property

    This 11 page paper considers a UK land law case provided by the student. The case considers who may have equity interests in property though substantial contribution, either in express terms or implied by common intention. The paper also looks at the issue of overriding interest. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • English Law and Self Defense

    This 5 page paper discusses the problems faced by the courts in formulating tests for self-defence when the defendant has made the first strike. This is examined using relevant case authority and statute to back up points. The paper is written in reference to English law. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Questions on United Kingdom Law Pertaining to the Human Rights Convention

    This 10 page paper answers 8 question provided by the student looking at different aspects of the Human Rights Convection and how it is impacting on UK Law. Issues covered include the clash between security measures and articles 5 and 6 of the convention, the right to silence, the impact of the Macpherson Report, the youth justice system and the legal perception of entrapment. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Case Study on English Contract Law

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. A newspaper advertisement has a promotion, where once tokens are collected the collectors can gain free entrance to a water park. Upon collecting them, two individuals find when they get to the park the offer has changed. The case is analysed to see if there has been a breach of contract, issues considered include looking offer and acceptance, including the idea of an invitation to treat, the law regarding the withdrawal of an offer and the potential remedy. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • 2 Education Law Cases Analyzed

    This 10 page paper provides two legal briefs (Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley; Felter v. Cape Girardeau School District). The cases are compared and contrasted. No bibliography.

  • English Contract Law and Tort Obligations

    This 4 page paper contrasts the co-existing obligations under English contract law and tort law. The paper then goes on to consider why action is favoured by most litigants under the classification of tort when there is a viable choice between the areas of law. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Commonwealth Caribbean Jurisprudence, Natural Justice, and Fairness

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the concept of fairness and natural justice in regards to the jurisprudence of the Commonwealth Caribbean. The concept of fairness adds to the law of natural justice especially in its application of the jurisprudence of the Commonwealth Caribbean. The Commonwealth Caribbean, comprised of over 15 island and mainland nations in the Caribbean, has a system of law based primarily on that of the United Kingdom and on each nation’s colonial history. Some nations have components of the colonial Dutch and French systems as well because of historical ties. Regardless of the nation however, the Commonwealth Caribbean was considered one of the areas of the world in which basic laws of human rights, natural justice and natural law, were not being followed in regards to fairness, justice and equality within the judicial system. Prisoners unable to afford representation were not always provided with legal aid and were therefore not offered fair trials, decisions or appeals. With an international push for fairness in judicial systems, organizations were formed providing representation for criminals in the Commonwealth Caribbean in the mid-1990s and more recently constitutional amendments have been included providing for legal aid representation in all cases. Several amendments have been enforced within the judicial system as well to follow constitutional law to provide fair and just representation in regards to decisions pertaining to court justices and despite the power of the Chief Justice within the judicial system, he must also follow the concept of fairness in his application of justice within the judicial system itself. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Lawmaking and the ECJ

    This 10 page paper considers the question “do the European Court of Justice have as much influence on the development of community law as the council of ministers”. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Three Strikes Law in California

    An 8 page research paper that investigates California's Three Strikes Law, which dictates that a defendant convicted of 3 felonies receives a mandatory sentence of 25 years to life imprisonment. The writer discusses the manner in which this law has been applied to non-violent crime, its cost, and its efficacy and concludes that the law does do the job that the voters' intended. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Reefer Madness: Marijuana Use in the 1950s

    A 5 page overview of the impact illegal marijuana use had in the U.S. in the 1950s. This paper details the government's crusade against the drug and weighs out the many misperceptions that were perpetuated. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Costs of Prohibition and the Economic Effects of the Legalization of Marijuana

    In fourteen pages (12 pages + 1 pg. abstract and 1 pg. outline) this paper analyzes the economic repercussions of the prohibition of marijuana as opposed to its legalization with costs, effects, elasticity, supply and demand among the topics examined. Eleven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • In Support of Legalizaing Marijuana

    This 8 page analytical essay explores the medical benefits of legalizing marijuana, giving evidence of a number of research studies, including studies designed to prove the opposite. Bibliography lists 6 references.

  • Just Say Now A Rebuttal to the Merits of Legalizing Marijuana

    This 4 page paper debates the validity of the state legalization of marijuana given that it continues to be illegal on a federal level. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Suicide Doctrine and UFO Cults

    A 5 page paper discussing UFO cults and their doctrine of suicide, how they lure people into their organizations and how to avoid being taken in by these groups.. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Liability and Negligence Chain in the McCollum Case

    A paper which considers the McCollum case, in which it was asserted that a record company should be held liable for the suicide of a mentally disturbed listener who was influenced by Ozzy Osbourne's music. The paper compares this case to the judgment in Weirum, and looks at aspects of liability and the chain of negligence. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Player Injury Liability and Sports Law

    A 5 page research paper which examines the question of what constitutes liability on the part of a coach or an institution in the event of sports related injury. The writer examines numerous cases and outlines the basics of what the courts expect from coaches and institutions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • United Kingdom and Family Law

    This 14 page report discusses developments in family law in the UK and in what ways they have worked to bring about a greater equality of the sexes. Property relations, child custody, alimony, and child support are discussed in relationship to divorce. Traditionally, family law in the UK has not been particularly sympathetic to the problems of women and children in situations of divorce nor do the courts typically provide adequate legal safeguards for either their safety of their financial support. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Taiwan and United States' Corporate Law

    This 6 page paper compares and contrasts corporate law in each nation. Both U.S. and Taiwanese business structures are outlined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The 4th Amendment and Aviation Law

    This 8 page paper delves into Constitutional rights as it involves airport security measures. Scanners and other machinery are discussed as is profiling. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Enforcement and Immigration Laws

    A 5 page paper which discusses aspects of immigration laws and then argues that greater enforcement be implemented. The laws themselves do not necessarily need to be changed, as the country prides itself on being a land of immigrants. But, the laws which are in place are not enforced adequately to prevent such events as the terrorist activities of September, 2001. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Western Thought and Universal Law

    This 8 page paper presents the idea that Western thought is quite different from ideas found in the rest of the world. Hinduism is discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Evaluating the Fairness of Megan's Law

    A 6 page paper. Megan's Law is the federal and state laws that require sex offenders to register with local law enforcement agencies upon release from prison. This essay provides information about the law, how it came to be, and argues that this is a fair and just law. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Twenty Two US States' 'Right to Work' Amendments

    This 15 page paper examining the pros and cons of “right-to-work” amendments currently in place in 22 states. The paper draws from the “right-to-work” referendum that took place in Oklahoma during September, 2001, and proceeds to discuss the pros and cons of this controversial law, which make it illegal to require employees to join labor unions (or to pay for representation) as a condition of employment. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • English Criminal Law's Function

    This 5 page paper discusses the statement The only De Facto function of the English criminal law is to achieve a minimum degree of conformity of behaviour to the laws expectation... the rest are purely academic'. The writer makes reference to English Law, but the arguments may be seen as universally valid. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Criminal Intent and Inter Vivos Trusts

    5 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses criminal intent and inter vivos trusts. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Abortion and the Law

    In 1973, Roe Versus Wade defined the parameters of legality for abortion as the first trimester of pregnancy. The decision was written by Justice Harry Blackmun and based on the rights of privacy. This 5 page paper explores a number of issues involved in helping the student to decide whether that decision was legally correct. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Footnotes are utilized.

  • U.S. Antitrust Laws and the Suit Against Microsoft

    5 pages. The antitrust lawsuit brought on by the U. S. government against Microsoft has been watched with extreme interest as it has been played out over time. This paper gives insight to the position taken by each party as well as to just what charges were levied against Microsoft by the government. Lastly, Microsoft's response to those charges is discussed and a conclusion drawn as to the ramifications of this lawsuit. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Second Hand Cars and UK Consumer Law

    A five page paper which looks at the rights and duties under UK consumer law of the buyer and the seller, particularly in terms of the purchase of second-hand cars. The paper also considers the dealer's liability with reference to the product recall of Firestone tyres in the USA.

  • Prostitution and Different Views

    A 5 page contention that the very act of making a particular activity illegal can create more problems than it solves. The author uses the issue of prostitution as an illustration of this contention, emphasizing that if the act was not illegal prostitution could be a positive means by which women could empower themselves and materially prosper by preying on the needs and desires of men. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Trade Restrictions and European Union Law

    This 10 page paper considers a case where the EU passes legislation on an industry to introduce quotas., and a blanket ban placed on goods by an EU country. The writer considers the grounds for any action and the role of judicial review where there is a case. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Morality Enforcement and the Law

    This 10 page paper considers the way in which both Lord Devlin and Lord Hart argued that the law should, and could, enforce a moral code on society. The writer considers the views of these two men in the context of a contemporary society, where there are public concerns over paedophiles, terrorism and the way in which the law operates. The writer argues that we have now reached a point where the principles outlines in the views of these two men have been left behind with a greater complexity of social development and group moral conscience. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Disability and Recruitment Discrimination and Canadian Employment Law

    This 5 page paper considers the case of a blind job applicant for the position of sale representative. The writer considers the role of accommodation in the Human Rights Acts as well as in light of the Meiorin decision. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Employment Law in Canada

    This 5 page paper considers a case where a female and a male employee ore suspected of theft, yet only one is guilty. The supervisor also has unfounded suspicions. The paper is written as a memo advising the company how to proceed. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Agreement and Contract Law in the United Kingdom

    This 5 page paper considers when, in UK law, a contract is seen to be agreed. The writer explains the subjective and the objective approach and when they are used, before considering the divergent opinions of Lord Denning. Numerous cases are cited throughout the paper. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • United Kingdom Law and Nervous Shock or Psychological Harm Damage

    This 7 page paper considers the problem of claiming for psychological harm or psychiatric injuries. The writer uses relevant cases studies to consider how this has been viewed by the courts with issues such as duty of care, proximity and how foreseeable the event was. Cases include those concerning the Hillsborough disaster as well as the potential victims of CJD in human growth hormone treatment. Numerous cases are cited. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Article X, Section Four of the Homestead Protection Laws of Florida

    This 8 page paper considers the protection granted to homesteads under Article X section 4. The writer argues that the constitutional protection is providing immoral protection for individuals who are committing fraud and avoiding meeting their obligations. Numerous cases are cited to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Law, Austin, and Hart

    This paper compares the command of law, as proposed by Austin and the rule, or idea of law, as suggested by Hart. The paper offers examples of how both theories would work. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • UK Law and Duty to Care

    This 8 page paper considers the aspect of duty to care that was laid down by the case of Donoghue v Stevenson (1932), and considers the way in which the House of Lords made their decision in the case of X and others (minors) v Bedfordshire County Council (1995). The writer considers if the decision that was reached can be seen as beyond criticism. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • United Kingdom's Copyright Law and Intellectual Property

    This 10 page paper consider the protection that is granted Intellectual property in UK law and the role that copyright laws play in that protection. The writer also emphasises the lack of non- economic interests. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Process of Making Laws and Parliament's Role

    This 7 page paper considers the role of parliament in the law making process to examine if parliament may be seen as a full participant in the law making processes. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • European Union Law Regarding Mergers and Competition

    This 16 page paper consider the European Union law that has been put into place to control monopolies and mergers in order to prevent unfair completion. Relevant regulations as well as EU case law are cites throughout. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Critique of the United Kingdom's 1999 Rights of 3rd Parties Act

    This 7 page paper consider the developments that lead to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act of 1999, and how it fails to meet with the requirements of today's society. The writer considers the needs demonstrated by case law prior to the Act being passed and the shortfalls of the Act. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Mistakes in United Kingdom's Common Law

    This 6 page paper consider a case provided by the student where there is an agreement made an events such as common mistake, mistake regarding quality and potential frustration. The writer uses numerous cases in considering the outlined scenarios. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • UK Law and Water Pollution

    This 12 page paper considers what laws are in place in the UK, directly, or indirectly through the EU to [protect the environment and drinking water against pollution. The writer considers this from different angles, including the difficulty of bring a prosecution and limitations on the remedies. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Misrepresentation and UK Law

    This 8 page paper considers the concept of misrepresentation. The writer defines it, then looks at the different elements with relevant case law in order and applies it to a specific case. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Right to Light, Covenants, and Land Law in the United Kingdom

    This 9 page paper considers the enforceability of covenants in different situations and the right to light. The writer cites many relevant cases. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Cases and History of Antitrust Law

    This 7 page paper discusses Antitrust Law from several perspectives. History of Antitrust Law is discussed as is regulatory authorities, current legislation and historic cases. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Trademarks, Licensing, and International Law

    This 17 page paper considers the way in which international law impacts on the way that trademarks are protected or used and hw this may impact on licensing globally. The writer cites many cases and looks at several areas including the EU and the US. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Laws of the United Kingdom

    This 8 page paper considers the cases of R v Ministry of Defence ex parte Smith, [1996] IRLR 347 as well as Lustig-Prean and Beckett v United Kingdom (1999) [Application Nos 31417/96 and 32377/96] and compares the findings of the national court with that of the European court. These cases involved serving remembers of the armed forces that were administratively discharged as they were found to be homosexual. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Legal Issues and E-Commerce

    This 12 page paper considers the risks of e-commerce identifying breach of copyright as one of the most relevant, followed by privacy concerns of employees and confidentially concerns of employers. The writer considers this from a UK legal perspective. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Overview of UK Family Law

    This 14 page paper considers several questions regarding the claiming of maintenance, the share of a family home, the splitting of a pension and hidden assets In a divorce. The writer then consider the assessment of child maintenance and related issues for an unmarried couple. The paper is written with consideration of UK law and sites relevant legislation and cases. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Doctrine of Common Mistake and the United Kingdom

    This 8 page paper considers the different types of mistake in common-law and uses this to consider whether or not England and Wales should adopt a doctrine of Common Mistake. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Gender Discrimination and European Union Law

    This 5 page paper considers EU law regarding the inequality of treatment for women employees. Looking as some specific examples Article 141 is examined along with relevant directive and numerous cases. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Nationality Discrimination and European Union Law

    This 5 page paper is a comprehensive look at the way that EU citizens can expect to be treated in each nation state. This examination is undertaken using relevant articles, directives and regulations, as well as making extensive use of case law. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Operational Discharges, the Law, and Marine Pollution

    This 34 page paper considers the way in which international law seeks to control oil pollution. The writer considers the background of the situation, such as the current condition of the shipping industry with the different pressures that have been placed upon it, such as the economic pressures. With this background the development of marine law relating to pollution is considered, looking specifically at the development of that are aimed at reducing and controlling operations discharges form sea going vessels. This includes considerations of the various international conventions including United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Employees and United Kingdom's Tort Law

    This 12 page paper considers the way in which tort law is applied in UK law. The writer looks at the position of employees who d not use safety equipment provided by an employer, and assesses the employers liability, and then at a case concerning disagreeable neighbours. Numerous cases are cited. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Portugal, the United States, and Business Law

    This 8 page paper considers the way in which business law in both of these countries is similar and also how it differs, including the cultural influences. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Safety and Seat Belts

    A 7 page discussion of the problems revolving around noncompliance with seat belt laws. Although seat belt usage is increasing over time, many are still non-compliant. The author examines the views of those that do not use seat belts, pointing out that education is the key to increasing compliance and saving lives. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Post September 11 Immigration Laws of the United States

    A 6 page paper summarizing the basic points of US immigration laws in the post-9/11 environment. Immigration requirements already were difficult for many before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Since then, they have become quite stringent. Bibliography lists 5 sources. A companion PowerPoint presentation is available.

  • Assault vs Aggravated Assault

    A 3 page review of the distinction between these types of crimes. This paper is based on a scenario of a fight between a woman and her husband. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Australia and Changing Laws on Rape

    A 3 page paper discussing the need for change in sentencing guidelines binding judges to impose minimum sentences in cases of rape. In 2001, two youths received only minor sentences for raping two schoolgirls at knifepoint. The sentences enraged the community, but it likely does more harm than good. In light of the very light sentences these youths received, they are likely to emerge from prison as very young, very angry men who see women as holding blame for their unfortunate lives, rather than being forced to take responsibility for their own actions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Social Change is Not Reflected by Statutory Law

    Brown v. Board of Education passed into law in 1954, Miranda v. Arizona in 1966, and the Warren court has been out of existence for decades. New laws passed in the U.S. include all kinds of dictatorial aspects including the issue of Homeland Security where the Privacy Act has usurped all rights to an individual’s privacy. This is similar to reasoning behind the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which requires public corporations to keep an electronic copy of every type of correspondence ever passing in or out of a company (including email and post it notes) so that a companies records are complete in case the company investigated by the Federal government. As this shows, statutory controls have gotten out of hand, not the least of which includes an ancient criminal justice system. 4 works cited. jvStatut.rtf

  • Treatment of the Unborn Child, Surrogacy Laws, and Abortion

    This 5 page paper discusses the following statement and finds in its’ favour, “What the practices of surrogacy and abortion have in common is that they show a profound disrespect for human life in its earliest stages. The law, by endorsing such practices, has promoted and indeed legitimated this disrespect”. The paper is written with reference to English law. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Trademarks, Licensing, and International Law

    This 17 page paper considers the way in which international law impacts on the way that trademarks are protected or used and hw this may impact on licensing globally. The writer cites many cases and looks at several areas including the EU and the US. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Public Values and How They Are Influenced by Special Interest Groups Regarding Video Game Violence

    A 5 page overview of the varying viewpoints surrounding violence in video games. There are groups that oppose this violence and those that support the right of video producers and those that play these games to free expression. What results is special interest groups, each of which clamors for the attention of our lawmakers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Business Tax Planning

    Despite new tax regulations expected in 2005 and new tax regulations implemented in the past few years to protect against tax avoidance and tax evasion, tax planning for business still involves looking at where the tax dollars can be pared. Tax planning for businesses today involves good tax planning to take advantage of the remaining legal tax deferment methods and taking advantage of the tax laws where possible. 5 References. jvTaxPln.rtf

  • UK Law and Water Pollution

    This 12 page paper considers what laws are in place in the UK, directly, or indirectly through the EU to [protect the environment and drinking water against pollution. The writer considers this from different angles, including the difficulty of bring a prosecution and limitations on the remedies. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Equal Pay

    This 8 page paper looks at issues concerning equal pay under English law. The paper considers the case of a woman who is paid less than several men performing the same or similar tasks, including her predecessor, someone working in a different location, someone in the same location but a different office and a former manager who has a salary that is ‘red circled’. The paper demonstrates the application of equal pay legislation and case law and applies it to the case provided by the student. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Telecommunications, Technology, and Law

    A 6 page paper discussing some of the ways that technology drives law within telecommunications. As technologies continue to converge, the need for new laws with different perspectives emerges. The paper discusses Internet privacy, wireless formats and cable involvement in the industry. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Western US and Hispanic Americans

    Illegal immigration, migrant farm jobs and two periods of immigration allowances since the turn of the century have determined large Hispanic communities in the modern West. States like Texas have struggled to define these communities and distinguish between illegal immigrants and the crack down on illegal immigration and the rights of Hispanic-Americans living in these communities. This 12 page paper considers the scope of this problem, reflects the role of law enforcement officials, and also considers the problem of vigilante border patrols, who pose a threat both to Hispanic American citizens and illegal immigrants. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • A Conflict Perspective and Affirmative Action

    The problem is discussed from a conflict perspective in this 10 page paper. Several sections look at the problem, analyze data and apply theoretical principals to relevant studies. Solutions to the dilemma of affirmative action are discussed in light of polling data as well as sociological theory. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Melvin Urofsky's Affirmative Action On Trial

    An 8 page paper that relates the issue of reverse discrimination to the determinations of Melvin Urofsky in his book of same title. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Issues of Censorship and Pornography

    An 8 page paper that considers the issue of pornography within a social and philosophical construct and provides an overview of the debates that exist in order to answer the question: "Should pornography be censored even if it does not cause harm?" Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Post 1996 Tobacco Laws

    A 6 page paper that covers the tobacco legislation proposed and passed since 1996. The writer examines programs facilitated by the Clinton administration through legislation, and the new tougher proposal introduced in September 1997. The paper looks at various opinions, interest groups, legislators, and provides some background on the health risks associated with cigarette smoking and the tobacco industry's cover up. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Settlement Proposal by the Tobacco Industry

    In a 10 page paper the writer discusses how after much denial, the tobacco industry has finally admitted that nicotine does, in fact, kill people. Now their interests lie in protecting themselves from further litigation by proposing a settlement to gain the legal protection of the federal government. The writer reviews the proposal and interprets the future outcome on both the industry and the general public. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Suicide Doctrine and UFO Cults

    A 5 page paper discussing UFO cults and their doctrine of suicide, how they lure people into their organizations and how to avoid being taken in by these groups.. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Privilege and Creative Destruction The Charles River Bridge Case by Stanley I. Kutler

    A 5 page analysis of the Kutler's book, Privilege and Creative Destruction: The Charles River Bridge Case. The writer demonstrates that this landmark case of the early nineteenth century has relevance for current day society. No additional sources cited.

  • Child Support Should Not Have to be Paid by Men

    This five-page paper presents a satirical expose on why “deadbeat dads,” should not have to pay child support.

  • Euthanasia Controversy and Hard Choices

    A 5 page paper that examines court cases that have challenged the practice of euthanasia, or an individual's right to end one's own life when faced with terminal illness or a vegetative state. Focus is on two 1997 cases in particular, Cruzan v. Missouri Department of Health and Washington v. Glucksberg. Included are views held by those opposing the practice of euthanasia as well as views of proponents. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Situations of Domestic Violence and Changing Responses

    This 12 page paper addresses the issue of domestic violence, viewing it in historical perspective. The way in which situations are handled today is different than it was a decade or two ago. Several case studies are noted. The Shannon Doherty and O.J. Simpson cases, in respect to domestic violence, are referenced. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Gun Control

    In 7 pages, the author discusses gun control. The topic of gun control is not a new one. It has been the focus of the nation for years, and this focus is increasing. With the presidential primaries that have occurred as well as the general election in November, this topic has become more of a political one with the express views of the candidates being important to the citizenry. Some citizens are pro-gun control and others are anti-gun control. In the wake of all of the campaign information and the pro-gun vs. anti-gun proponents, however, one must understand that lives are continuing to be lost because of the lack of gun control in this nation. This is evidenced when picking up a magazine, journal, or newspaper today. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Ethical Issues Involved With Assisted Suicide

    This 5 page report discusses various ethical issues associated with assisted suicide. The debate has generally centered around both the moral and legal issues of the process. The central argument for assisted suicide is based on respect for the patients' autonomy. The main argument against assisted suicide is the belief in the inherent sacredness of life and that God only has the right to end one's life. The ethical questions surrounding the care of terminally ill patients often focus on when treatment should be withheld or withdrawn. A case study regarding a paralyzed but mentally competent adult, African-American man and a severely disabled newborn is also considered. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of Fashion Counterfeiting

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of this little known secret of the fashion industry. Although counterfeiters on the streets are obvious, the less obvious infiltration in department stores is also problematic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Drug Trafficking and the Impact of the United States

    This 10 page paper examines the facts brought to light during the past several decades of US impact on drug trafficking in Mexico. The government of the United Criminal organizations of all kinds increasingly layer illegal profits through investments in legitimate businesses. Unilateral, bilateral and multilateral forms of pressure, intervention and collaboration are proliferating between states in the name of suffocating the ever swelling drug economy. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Taiwan and United States' Corporate Law

    This 6 page paper compares and contrasts corporate law in each nation. Both U.S. and Taiwanese business structures are outlined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Vigilantism or Civil Disobedience

    5 pages in length. In assessing whether or not Samuel Mohammed is a vigilante or an individual practicing civil disobedience, one must first determine what – if anything – the authorities had done to rectify the situation. Granted, one can readily surmise that law enforcement officials were well aware of the crack house and its detrimental impact upon surrounding neighborhoods. Why was the abandoned building not boarded up, condemned or otherwise outfitted to deter such undesirable activity long before Mohammed was compelled to set fire to the structure? Was there no other viable solution as a means by which to address the escalating problem of the crack house? The writer discusses whether or not a man who purposely set fire to an abandoned crack house was acting out of civil disobedience or vigilantism. No bibliography.

  • Discounts, Pricing, and EU Competition Law

    This 7 page paper considers the issue of competition under EU law. Looking at a case where a dominant company want to give discounts to purchasers who purchase all or most goods from them, and wants to adopt a predatory pricing strategy in one country in order t undermine the competition. The paper considers this situation under Articles 81 and 82. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • English Law and Theory of Team Production

    This 14 page paper examines to what extent Team Production Theory can be seen to offer an accurate account of English company law. Comparison is made with US law where this model has been developed and seen as applicable in the ongoing development of corporate governance. The paper explains what is meant by Team Production Theory and then applies this model to English law. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • The Importance of Instilling a Familiarity With Employment Law for Employment Agency Employees

    This 14 page paper is written in two parts, The first considers the role of a trainer, why understanding the learning process is important and how it may be used to enhance training skills. The second part of the paper looks at the legal position of an employment agency when one of the workers it places suffers from racial discrimination and also when they pay women lower pay rate than their male counterparts. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Collective Bargaining and Labor Laws

    A 12 page paper that begins with a comprehensive explanation of the labor laws that govern employer-employee relationships, i.e., the National Labor Relations Act and the Taft-Hartley Act. This is followed by an examination of collective bargaining and current thoughts about this process, how the power has shifted in management-labor relations and the shifts during recent years. The writer then outlines what employers cannot do and what union/employees cannot do pursuant to the laws. Under the heading of what employers can do to resist attempts to form a union, the writer provides an example of one company where unionization attempts have consistently failed and lastly, under the heading of working with the union, the writer discusses another company that changed the relations between labor and management to make the process less conflictive. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Theories on the Legal Relevance of International Law

    This 25 page paper considers whether or not international law may be seen as real law. The paper compares international law to domestic law and looks at why it may be seen as legitimate and why it may be seen as illegitimate. The paper includes the traditional arguments for and against, including theorists such as Blackstone, Austin and Hart. The paper is written in four parts, the first considers if international law is really law, the second looks at why international law is binding, the next considers why states comply with international law and the final section considers different modern theoretical approaches. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Overview of Family Law Issues

    This 10 page paper is written in two parts. The first part considers the influence of the Human Rights Act 1998 on the Children Act 1989, looking specifically at article 8. The second part of the paper considers issues regarding divorce, the process of divorce and how financial settlement are calculated, The paper is written with reference to English law. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Intellectual Property and Patent Law

    This 26 page paper considers the quote “since we have had a patent system for a long time, it would be irresponsible, on the basis of our present knowledge, to recommend abolishing it”. The paper begins by looking at the development of patent law with he first recorded origins in 1313, though to the current day, the reason for its’ existence and the way it has developed and how it fits, overlaps and compares with other intellectual property law. Special attention is paid to copyright laws. The paper is written with reference English law. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Abortion Law in the UK and the Human Rights Act Impact

    This 6 page paper considers the way in which the Human Rights Act may impact on abortion law in the UK. The paper considers the conflicting aspects of the right to life as well as the right to equality and the right to autonomy. The paper uses both UK and European case law to consider the potential impact of the act. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Nature of Law Understanding and the Tool of Deconstruction

    This 4 page paper examines law and the philosophy of law to consider what value deconstruction may provide to the interpretation and study of the nature of law. The paper summarises the use of deconstruction and then looks at how it may add value. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Law, Genetics, and Insurance Testing

    A 15 page research paper that examines the law concerning genetic testing and whether or not health insurers can use test results that show that an individual has a genetic tendency towards a disease as grounds for canceling or not providing coverage. The writer particularly focuses on the comprehensive law enacted by the state of New Jersey. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Citizenship Understanding and Naturalization Laws

    This 12 page paper discusses the naturalization laws of various countries and how those laws reveal the value which is placed upon citizenship. This paper shows that different countries have different naturalization requirements, and therefore each highlights their own ideas about what a citizen should offer to society. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Natural Law and the Judiciary

    This 3 page paper discusses how the judiciary has utilized natural law to identify the personal rights of citizens, in accordance with article 40.3.1 of the constitution. This paper further asserts that these sources leave too much room for intepretation by the judiciary. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Education Law New Jersey v. T.L.O. Analyzed

    This 3 page paper evaluates the case. The facts of the case are provided. The fourth amendment is defined and applied to the case. Arguments for either side are included as well. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Company Names and Corporate Law of the United Kingdom

    This 9 page paper is written in 2 parts. The first part considers the way a corporation may choose a name, what is and is not allowed by discussing two example names. The second part of the paper considers what action may be taken if a company registers a name the same or similar to a company already in existence. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Article 2 of the European Uunion Draft Constitutional Treaty

    This 6 page paper first looks at Article 2 pf the EU Draft Constitution and then considers whether or not Council Directive 2003/9/EC, lays down the minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers, can be seen as building on it. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Commontary on Herbert L.A. Hart's 'What's Important In Law In A Society Is Social Facts And Not Morality Or Justice'

    3 pages in length. Herbert L.A. Hart's (1997) assertion of "what's important in law in a society is social facts and not morality or justice" (p. PG), goes against the very grain of the entire legal process. In order to accept this accusation, it is important to understand how and why the notion of law first developed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • United Kingdom's Company Law Modernization and 2001 Change Proposals

    This 3 page paper outlines the recommendations of the white paper on the modernising of company law, published in 2001. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Social Change and the Law

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the role of law in society. Two basic perspectives are considered in regards to the role of the law in society. One is that the role of the law is to reflect society’s attitudes and throughout the process of social change through history, so too will the law reflect these changes. On the other hand, some governments or countries believe that the role of the law is to force or control social change. In the latter case, the law may or may not change through the process of social change. In today’s society, laws generally reflect society’s attitudes and social change as can be seen in the constantly changing, amending, updating and reversal of many of the laws which used to be enforced. These transitions in the law as a reflection of social change can be seen in some of the recent changes in laws pertaining to homosexual partnerships and euthanasia in some countries. Changes in the law reflect societal attitudes to the extent where countries which have changed their laws to suit society’s changing attitudes are seen as more open and accepting of societal changes than those which do not. There are also some countries in which the law remains a controlling force for social change as seen in the one child policy in China. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Injury and Safety Impacts of Bicycle Helmet Laws

    A 6 page reviews of the history and impact of laws mandating the use of helmets for bicyclists. Bicycle helmet laws are quite controversial not only within the U.S. but also in other areas of the world (especially in Australia, Canada, Finland, Iceland, and New Zealand) where they have been implemented. Many debate the quest of just how effective they are in improving safety and reducing injuries. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Cinematic Examples of the Model of Due Process and the Roles Played by Community and the Law

    This is a 6 page paper discussing the concepts of the role of law in a community and the due process model as found in examples in film. Tutorial language appears in square brackets throughout the text to assist in the writing process. Several factors which are relevant to the law and crime are often well depicted within the cinema. In many cases within films which center on a community’s involvement in a local legal trial evidence can be found as to the understanding of the role of law within a community and within society. Basically, the law is meant to reflect society’s attitudes and values. While mostly, this role of law is beneficial to individuals within those communities as found in the films “Brother’s Keeper” and “Erin Brockovich”, in the case of conflicting communities within the same area, often one community can override the needs of another as seen in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Other elements which are revealed within films dealing with legal cases are those which explore the criminal models of crime control and due process. Historically, due process may be difficult to find or non-existent such as in Henry VIII’s treatment of Sir Thomas More in “A Man for All Seasons” or the idea of completing the trials with expediency in “Judgment at Nuremberg”. More recent films, however, such as “The Verdict” try to show the benefits of due process within the legal system. Bibliography lists 11 sources

  • Law and Confidentiality

    This 8 page paper considers UK medical law and the issue of confidentiality and recent developments it the law. The paper starts with an expansion of past statutes and outlines the circumstances under which confidence can be breached and then looks at the impact that may be seen with the Hunan Rights Act, specifically article 8. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Conveyancing System of Wales and England and Its Flaws

    This 5 page paper considers the flaws in the current conveyancing system in England and Wales and then looks at the proposed changes to remedy the flaws. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • UK Law and Sea Carriage of Dangerous Goods

    This 14 page paper considers the carriage of dangerous goods by sea and how this is covered under UK law. The paper begins with general shipping law and liabilities and then looks to specific allowances for dangerous goods. The paper includes issues such as the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the Hague-Visby Rules. The bibliography cites 21 sources.

  • Press Freedom and Libel

    This 10 page paper considers the statement “The English Law of libel and defamation represents an unwarranted restriction on the freedom of the press and the broadcast media”. The paper looks at both sides of the argument and uses numerous cases to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Personal Jurisdiction Issues and Internet Business Websites

    This 6 page paper discusses the personal jurisdiction problems involved with business on the internet. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • In Support of the 1996 Federal Stalking Law

    A 4 page paper which specifically examines how to keep from being victimized, relocation and other ways to make stalking targets feel safe, and discusses the seriousness of the crime of stalking. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • EU and UK Law, the Individual, and Judicial Review

    This 9 page paper looks at judicial review and the position of the individual in the UK and the grounds on which a review may be granted. The paper then considers the position of the individual at EU level, arguing that the they have a greater level of access to the process at national rather than EU level. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • 'Blame Game' and Criminal Law

    This 7-page paper attempts to prove the assertion that blaming is an important factor in criminal law. Bibliography lists two sources.

  • Injunctions and the Equity Law

    This 5 page paper discusses the statement that “equity is not past the age of childbearing”. The appeach is taken by looking at the development of the law of equity and injunctions, the new types of injunctions and the way in which the criteria for the granting of injunctions has developed to ensure the court continues to be able to exercise its discretion free from precedent. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Law and the Patents

    This 5-page paper focuses on aspects of patent law, based on a case study. Topics under discussion include patent infringements and revocation of patents. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Maintaining Order Through Law

    This 8 page paper acknowledges that the primary goal of law is to maintain order. The paper then considers the argument that there are other ways of maintaining order. Issues such as magic, beliefs, natural law, justice, process, gender and equality are all considered within this context. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • United Kingdom Law and Last Will and Testaments

    This 5 page paper considers UK law, what makes a will valid such as the requirements of the testator at the time of making the will and the will itself. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Different English Law Areas and Court Jurisdiction

    This 4 page paper considers the jurisdiction of the courts under tenancy law, contract law and tort law according to English law. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • United Kingdom and the Domicile Concept

    This 4 page paper considers what is meant by domicile and how it is determined under UK law. The paper cites cases to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Contract Law Mistakes and Fraudulent Misrepresentation Case Study

    This 5 page paper considers a case supplied by the student. A sale is made with various mistakes, a buyer misrepresents himself and the seller does not want to complete the contract. The paper determines if there is a valid contract, what there terms where and how the mistake affects it by reference to UK contract law and the Sale of Goods Act 1979, and then looks at the results of the fraudulent misrepresentation. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Internet Law of Australia

    A 4 page overview of recent attempts at regulating Internet content in Australia. These actions have occurred in the face of laws which have been on the books since 1982 insuring Australians freedom of information. Australia’s solution to this contradiction has been to amend the Freedom of Information Act itself. The author contends that Australia’s attempts at censoring the Internet are the equivalent of fighting a windmill and suggests that many stand ready to fight for the rights originally granted by Australia’s Freedom of Information Act. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Contract Law Case and the Internet

    This well written 16 page paper considers the following case; Jez, subscribes to an Internet magazine site. After paying his subscription fee, he is required to agree to the terms of use Jez does read them, but and proceeds to click on The “I agree to the terms of use”. Rob, a work colleague, discovers Jez's username and accesses the site without Jez's permission. Rob spams members of the chat room advertising his services as a freelance artist. The magazine wish to end the contract, the users of the chat room are not happy and he employers are also unhappy. The paper advises Jez, Rob, the magazine, the chat room users and the employers. The paper then considers a second issue where a company with a similar name wish to set up a domain and take action against the magazine company who have a very similar domain name. The case is written with reference to English law and cases are cited throughout. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Law Enforcement, Morality, and Ethics

    A 15 page research paper that investigates the moral and ethical conduct of law enforcement officers. The writer differentiates between "moral" and "ethical" behavior on the part of these agents and discusses the ramifications of police behavior. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Student Submitted Questions on Law

    This 3 page paper considers a case supplied by a student. The first part considers possible discrimination and the second looks at the injury and death of employees at work. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Railway and Airline Industry Labor Relations Laws

    This 3 page report discusses labor law, the Railway Labor Act of 1926, labor law, and the rights of airline and railroad workers. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • European Union Law and the Direct Effect Concept

    The notion of the effectiveness of European Community law has been developed by the European Courts of Justice (ECJ)into an obligation on national courts to ensure that they give adequate effect to EC in cases arising before them. This 8 page paper examines the way in which the “direct effect” concept has been applied by the ECJ, and contrasts its’ effectiveness with any alternative way of enforcing EC law. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • English Law Regarding Contract Law

    This 4 page paper looks at a case supplied by the student where there is an advertisement placed in a newspaper, which is followed by communications and an acceptance. The paper considers which are offers, which are counter offers, and communications, if any, is a valid acceptance. The paper is written with reference to English law and cites relevant cases. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • The Role of Agency Law

    This 7 page paper considers the role of agency law and how it may be enforced as well as comparing the position in the UK with that in Europe. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Contemporary Law Practice and Technology

    A 19 page contention that technology has impacted the manner in which law is practiced in a multitude of ways. From the perspective of the forensics which can be used to prove innocence or guilt, to the way we communicate with other law professionals or even our clients, to the way we conduct our research, to the way we manage our offices, technology has taken more and more importance. The modern attorney has been quick to embrace this technology. Its incorporation cannot safely occur, however, without deliberate attention to a multitude of issues. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Article 81 of European Union Law

    This 5 page paper critically discuses the scope and effectiveness of Article 81 as the principle means of controlling anti-competitive agreements within the European Union. The paper examines the article and cites numerous cases to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Articles 28 through 30 and the European Union's Free Movement of Goods Law

    This 4 page paper looks at different scenarios where one member state has restrictions on goods which may or may not be seen as restrictive. The paper considers a company tat wants to export chocolate with a sugar content over that allowed by the importing country, the requirements for specific packaging of another country, issue such as morality applied to chocolate made in erotic shapes, and a ban on advertising in children’s comics and magazines in another state. The paper is written concisely and cites numerous cases to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Policy Implications of the Film Cool Hand Luke

    A 3 page essay that discusses the impact that the film Cool Hand Luke (1967) had on criminal justice policy. The writer discusses how this film contributed to the spirit of penal reform that existed in the 1960s and 70s. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Higher Education and an Affirmative Action Short History

    This 11 page paper provides an overview of affirmative action in higher education with a focus on landmark cases. Hopwood, Bakke and more recent Michigan cases are discussed. The paper takes the position that affirmative action is necessary. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Gunpowder's Invention and Historical Impact

    This is a 10 page paper which discusses the history of gunpowder and the impact it had on society and continues to today with the great increase in the ownership of guns and weaponry. Constitutional issues and the power of the modern day NRA are considered when discussing gun control. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Various Employee Issues in the Workplace Workplace Considerations: Entitlements, The History of Rights, Education & Training, Community Support, and Whistle-Blowing

    This is a 5 page paper discussing some issues considered by employees within the workplace. In addition to the basic elements of an employee contract, employees should be aware of their employers’ support of their employees and to what extent this support covers. Employee entitlements for instance may be expected but can vary from organization to organization. While employees are aware of certain rights which exist within the workplace, they should also know whether or not these rights are indeed better or worse than the rights of those who preceded them. Many organizations support education and training for their employees but in almost all cases, the education should be job related for the employers make a considerable financial investment in their employees and wish to retain them. Employees should also be aware of any community-related support their organization has and to what extent that support also benefits the organization. Lastly, employees should be aware of whether or not their organization and state supports “whistleblowers” and in what instances whistle blowing would be considered a positive step. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • History and Recommendations for Advanced Directives

    Considerations An 11 page overview of advanced directives in the medical arena. The author reviews the history of advanced directives utilizing such historic cases as the Karen Ann Quinlan case and the recent high profile case of Terri Schiavo to emphasize their importance. The provisions of the 1991 Patient Self Determination Act are explored and recommendations made regarding their implementation on both a personal and organizational level. Statistics are provided regarding the popularity of such directives. A copy of a generic durable power of attorney form is included as supplementary material. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Repeat Offenders After Probation and or Parole

    This 15-page paper discusses literature concerning the rate of recidivism among offenders who are released from parole or probation situations. Literature is compared, and conclusions about the information obtained. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Government Regulations Regarding TV Violence

    A 15 page paper. Concerns about the amount and effects of television violence are not new; the issue was first raised in Congress in 1950. This paper begins with a Prospectus of the paper. The headings of the main paper include: an introduction that includes the research question and answer; a review of the literature which includes a brief historical overview on the topic, research that addresses the effects of television violence, laws and regulations that have been passed, an analysis of the literature and laws, and a conclusion wherein alternatives and probable outcomes are discussed. Annotate Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Eyewitness Testimony Admissibility

    A 10 page research paper that discusses the reliability of eyewitness testimony. The writer offers a literature review of eyewitness and memory research that indicates that eyewitness testimony is not as reliable as it has been traditionally viewed in US jurisprudence. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Law and Discrimination

    Discrimination is a reality that has been with mankind perhaps since the beginning of time. People have treated others that they felt were different, or less human, very poorly. This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue presented and relates it to the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and Risk Assessment

    A paper which looks in detail at the Risk assessment and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, with particular reference to the concepts of "sufficient" and "suitable" as used in the Regulations, and the way that these have been interpreted in recent case law. Bibliography lists 25 sources

  • Fictitious Atlantic Ocean University and its Legal Situations

    This 12-page paper provides an overview about some legal situations faced by fictitious Atlantic Ocean University, a private college based in Maine. Topics discussed from a legal standpoint include unionization and union negotiation, gender discrimination in hiring, and non-compete clauses. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Criminology Foundations

    This is a 3 page paper discussing the foundations of criminology in relation to contemporary developments. The study of criminology is important in contemporary society because crime affects everyone within society either directly or indirectly. Criminology uses expertise from a variety of disciplines such as law, sociology, psychology, anthropology and economics among others to try and understand the societal processes of the making of collective laws, the breaking of these laws, and society’s reaction to the breaking of the laws. While a crime is basically considered as the breaking of the criminal code, there are many other dimensions to crime which must be considered in order to understand its effect on society. The breaking of the criminal code is only the legal aspect of crime while normative, deviant, social, and basic right perspectives must also be included. Without these intensive studies in criminology, societal laws will not reflect the needs of society or the causes of ongoing criminal behavior. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Transsexuals and Their Legal Rights

    This 5 page paper discusses the legal rights of transsexuals. Exmples are given as well as information on recent legal cases. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Music Piracy

    A 3 page paper which examines music piracy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Music Piracy as a Growing Problem

    A 6 page discussion of the societal factors behind the growing problem of music piracy. The author asserts that the unauthorized reproduction of music is a crime and that it mustbe treated as such. Equally important, however, is the establishment of some means to curb the problem. One such means is the establishment of honor codes in our nation's universities. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • WIPO: AN OVERVIEW, MANDATE AND MUSIC RIGHTS

    This 3-page paper presents a discussion about the World Intellectual Property Organization, its mandates and protection of intellectual property. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Phil Spector's Murder Trial: Evidence

    3 pages in length. Fame and fortune do not preclude the potential for criminal activity, even a crime as heinous as murder. Phil Spector - a celebrated music producer from the 1960s whose claim to fame includes Cher and the Ramones - has been charged with the February 3rd murder of Lana Clarkson, a struggling actress who had taken a hostess job at the House of Blues. The famous music club located on Los Angeles's Sunset Strip was where Clarkson was last seen alive after leaving with Spector in his private vehicle; they later arrived at his mansion where she was found two hours hence with a single shot to the head. Six months and myriad forms of evidence later, Spector was charged in the case; he bailed out on one million dollars bond and is scheduled for trial in September 2007. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Was the Introduction of the Digital Economy Act 2010 Wise Legislation?

    This 9 page paper examines the UK's Digital Economy Act, which came into force in June 2010, looking at the reason for the introduction of the legislation, or text achieve as well as examining the reasons driving those who are in favor and those who oppose the legislation with particular attention paid to the music industry. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • A Critique on the October, 2008 Ringtone Decision

    This 3 page paper examines this decision related to copyright and the music industry. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • WIPO Internet Intellectual Property Protection

    This 3 page paper looks at the role and remit of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The paper then considers the way intellectual property on the internet is protects, with specific attention to music by looking at the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT).The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Downfall of Napster Inc.

    A 9 page paper examining the reasons that Napster was forced out of business while other download services still operate today. Shawn Fanning’s Napster music download site unleashed a flurry of legal action that eventually led to the company’s demise. The purpose here is to assess the case and look for lessons in it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Illegal Street Racing

    A 5 page research paper that looks at illegal street racing, how it is changed and how dangerous and widespread it has become. The writer discusses street racing in several cities, the penalties involved and efforts made to combat this illegal activity. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Case Disposition and Drug Offenders

    A 4 page paper that discusses some of the procedures for handling drug cases in the judicial system. Drug trial courts and intermediate sanctions are explained, along with discussion about their degree of success. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Transsexuals and Their Legal Rights

    This 5 page paper discusses the legal rights of transsexuals. Exmples are given as well as information on recent legal cases. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Prosecutorial Misconduct?

    A 3 page consideration of certain cases involving ethical breaches and misconduct on the part of the prosecuting attorney. This paper specifically considers the Duke sexual assault case and two cases where the Patriot Act was used to prosecute individuals for much more serious offenses than what they actually committed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Fair Use Doctrine and the Copyright Act of 1976, Title XVII

    This 10 page report discusses a case in which copyright questions are considered. The Plaintiff has filed a complaint based in the Copyright Act of 1976, Title 17, stating that the defendant has created and commercially distributed unauthorized altered versions of plaintiff’s copyrighted motion pictures. In the case of GMG Studios, Inc. versus Scarlet’s BeneFilm’s, Inc., a case is presented which clearly demonstrates how complicated such issues have become and the many interpretive problems associated with them. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Application of Privacy and Copyright Laws in Australia

    This 16 page paper examines two fictitious cases supplied by the student and applied statue and common law to the cases to determine what actions may be possible. The first case deals with copyright potential infringement and failure to attribute an article to the author the second is a privacy issue and looks at actions that may be taken when a personal tape is stolen and shown on a porn site. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Law, Genetics, and Insurance Testing

    A 15 page research paper that examines the law concerning genetic testing and whether or not health insurers can use test results that show that an individual has a genetic tendency towards a disease as grounds for canceling or not providing coverage. The writer particularly focuses on the comprehensive law enacted by the state of New Jersey. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • AIDS, Morality, and 'Cheap' Drugs for Africa

    This 10 page paper considers the ethical and legal issues that are relevant when considering the need of developing nations to access essential drugs, such as those for HIV/AIDS. Issues such are moral responsibility, profit, investment, protection and patents are also considered. Patent law referent to is both international and UK is approach. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Tobacco Industry

    This 10 page paper provides a history of the tobacco industry, noting there is evidence of the use of tobacco several centuries B.C. The discussion includes the importance of tobacco to economy of certain colonies/states as well as the importance of this industry to the economy and revenue to governments. In the last part of the paper, the writer argues against banning smoking and suggests the government has exploited the anti-smoking movement to its own gain while those who smoke have lost their civil rights. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Parody and Copyright Infringement

    10 pages in length. The writer discusses copyright infringement as it relates to parodies. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Comparison of Scots Law with Sharia Law

    This 16 page paper looks at Scottish law from a number of perspectives. Written in three parts the first part looks at the basis and development of Scots law. The second part of the paper examines the way promises may be enforced under Scots law comparing it to Islamic law. The last part of the paper considers the concept of separate corporate identity in Scotland and compares this to Islamic law. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Class Rights Variation and Corporate Control

    This 8 page paper is written with reference to English Law. The paper examines and considers the extent to which the law governing variation of class rights of shareholders may permit the increase of corporate control. Statute law and case law are quoted throughout the paper. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • English Law, Corporate Identity, and the Doctrine of Separate Corporate Personality

    This 7 page paper looks at the concept of the separate corporate identity under English law. The paper is written in two parts. The first part critically discusses the nature and significance of the doctrine of separate corporate personality and considers how it is applied. The second part of the paper assess the situations where the doctrine of separate corporate personality may not be applied with reference to case law and statutory examples. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • U.S. and Corruption in Law Enforcement

    This 4 page report discusses police corruption in the United States. Abuses detailed in news reports and lawsuits related to the “Rampart Division” of the Los Angeles Police Department to the most mundane examples of police officers in the smallest and the largest of organizations “cutting deals” that serve their interest rather than the people who they are hired to supposedly “protect and serve.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Islamic Law, Aboriginal Customary Law and Queensland Law; a Comparison of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Systems

    This 13 page paper looks at the Queensland criminal justice system, Aboriginal customary law and Islamic criminal law in order to compare each system according to their origins and characteristics, such as standards of evidence and the way in which punishment is determined, for crimes committed. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Title VII Age Discrimination Cases

    This 17 page paper discusses seven legal cases where the topic of dispute is age discrimination. Bibliography lists 7 sources

  • Laws Regarding Employment Discrimination and Protection

    3 pages in length. The extent to which employment discrimination has long been an ongoing social ill is both grand and far-reaching; that myriad federal laws have been enacted over the last fifty years to ensure equity in the workplace speaks to overruling the intolerance toward various segments of society. Under the umbrella of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII prohibits any race, color, religion, sex or national origin to be discriminated against for employment; however, those who engage in drug or alcohol use are not protected under Title VII no matter if they fall under any of the above categories. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Fast Food Industry Obesity Case of Caesar Barber

    This 3 page paper examines the case initiated by Caesar Barber against four fast food restaurants for contributing to his obesity. The legal issue is discussed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Australian Tax Law and Supplies That Are Taxable

    This 18 page paper examines Australian Tax law, defining what a taxable supply is and looking at when goods and services tax (GST)is payable. The paper looks at the requirements under GST legislation, examining the connection with Australia. The meaning of supply and the use of monetary and non-monetary consideration. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Free Labor Movement and International Law

    This 18 page paper considers the different developments and the current position concerning the free movement of workers and the free movement of labour. The paper looks at the position interniaonal, giving some historical context and then looks at the current position, focusing on the European Union and Article 39 (ex 48), article 43 (ex 52) and article 49 (ex 59). The paper then looks a the current position and discusses the extent to which the freedoms exists and the constraints on those freedoms. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • The Hospitality Industry and the Americans with Disabilities Act

    This 8 page paper looks at the Americans With Disabilities Act and how it affects the hospitality industry. ADA is defined. Cases related to various industries in the hospitality sector are provided. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Basic Human Rights Undermined by the Human Rights Act of 1998's Margin of Appreciation

    This 14 page paper considers how the margin of appreciation allowed by the European Court of Human Rights is so great that it undermines the concept of a universal standard of human rights. This is considered by looking at articles 8 and 10 of the Human Rights Act which cover the right to privacy and the right to expression. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • The Protection of Human Rights in the UK

    This 10 page paper considers the existence and protection given to human rights through international conventions back up by legislation. Considering the position in the UK the paper discusses the existence of human rights protection, where there are abuses and who or what is to blame given the proliferation of international agreements. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Issue of Human Rights

    This 6 page paper considers the issue of human rights. The paper starts by looking at what is meant by human rights and the foundations of the modern concept in the seventeenth century with Locke. The origins of current law are then explained and the way it is implemented in the UK is outlined with the paper ending with information about the human rights violations seen in Northern Ireland. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Cuban Refugees and U.S. Policy on Immigration

    This 8 page paper examines Cuban immigration in the United States, with a focus on the Elian Gonzalez case. Pertinent information about the case is provided and discussed in light of U.S. immigration policy. Statistics are provided. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Generics, Ethics, and Law in the Pharmaceutical Industry

    A 14 page discussion of the pharmaceutical industry and the reception generic drugs have within that industry. This paper presents the thesis that it is both ethical and legal for pharmaceutical companies to interfere with or to delay generic drugs being released into the marketplace. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • California Family Code and Property

    This 3-page paper discusses property and community rights laws as they pertain to the California Family Code.

  • WIPO: AN OVERVIEW, MANDATE AND MUSIC RIGHTS

    This 3-page paper presents a discussion about the World Intellectual Property Organization, its mandates and protection of intellectual property. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • WIPO Internet Intellectual Property Protection

    This 3 page paper looks at the role and remit of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The paper then considers the way intellectual property on the internet is protects, with specific attention to music by looking at the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT).The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Right to Private Property in the Constitution

    This 7 page paper considers the development of constitutional private property rights tracing these from the ideas Sparta and Ancient Greece to the Modern European Union and United States. The paper discusses the right to property in a number of the constitutions and/or other systems for protecting "rights". The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Legal Issues Involving Internet Usage and Minors

    A 5 page research paper that offers an overview of legislation designed to protect minors using the Internet. The writer also discusses the law pertaining to minors and contracts. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Against the Death Penalty

    A 6 page paper which argues against the death penalty. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • In Support of the Death Penalty

    A 6 page discussion of the need for the death penalty in modern society. The death penalty serves as a viable deterrent and solution for the increase in violent crimes our nation is fighting. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • David Cole’s Case Against the Torture Lawyers

    This 3 page paper analyzes an article by David Cole, in which he argues that the lawyers who twisted the law to approve torture must also stand trial, along with those who did the actual torturing. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Concept of Fiduciary Duties with Specific Consideration of Contractual Relationships

    The case of Goldcrop Exchange Ltd (in receivership) [1994] 2 All ER, saw Lord Mustill state that the presence of a contractual relationship would not automatically exclude the presence of fiduciary duties. This 9 page paper looks at the concept of fiduciary duty, where and how it arises, and the way it may be seen as complimenting or undermining contractual duties. The paper is written with specific reference to English and Canadian law. Numerous cases are cited. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • The Legal Issues Involved in Animal Rights

    A 5 page research paper that examines legal issues pertaining to testing and experimentation on animals. The writer explores the legal victories won by animal rights activists in recent years. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Directive 84/5/EEC Case Analysis

    This 4 page paper looks at a case supplied by the student were the victim of a hit and run accident believes the compensation they have been awarded by the Bureau for Compensation. The paper considers using Article 234 EC to gain a preliminary decision on whether the UK has implemented Directive 84/5/EEC correctly. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Law as a Social Engineering Tool

    This 3 page paper considers how the law may be used as a tool for social engineering. The writer looks at the way it may have direct and indirect effect and ends by proposing a law with the aim of social engineering. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The Irish Labour Court and Labour Relations Commission (LRC)

    This 18 page paper examines the role and function in of the Labor Relations Commission and the Labour Court in Ireland. Both institutions are examined separately, with an explanation of their mission, duties and responsibilities and an explanation of the way they work. The paper ends with two cases that illustrate the functioning of the Labour Court. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Kayla McKean Child Protection Act

    This 24 page paper provides an overview of the Kayla McKean case, the 1998 child abuse tragedy where a man beat his daughter to death. Because he was known to be violent, the paper analyzes what might have been done to save her. Various agencies such as the department of children and family services, law enforcement, child protection teams, foster care, and the judicial system are evaluated. The resultant law to emanate from the case is the focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Press Freedom and Libel

    This 10 page paper considers the statement “The English Law of libel and defamation represents an unwarranted restriction on the freedom of the press and the broadcast media”. The paper looks at both sides of the argument and uses numerous cases to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • United Kingdom and Computer Crime

    This 8 page paper considers the current levels of computer crime in the UK and asks the question "is there sufficient legislation to combat computer crime or is there still a need for more?". The writer considers the barrier to combating this type of crime with some surprising results. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Cybercrime

    This 8 page paper considers the increase in the use fo the internet and cybercrime and the way that the Computer Misuse Act 1990 may be used it dealing with different cybercrimes such as cyberobscenity, cybertrespass, cybertheft and cyberviolence which can include cyberstalking. The paper looks at what the Computer Misuse Act 1990 will cover and how it may be possible to improve the legislation and enforcement of the law concerning cybercrime. The paper is written with reference to UK law. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • American Canoe Association v. Murphy Farms

    A 5 page paper discussing points of American Canoe Association v. Murphy Farms, No. 02-1501, 326 F.3d 505; 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 7158; 56 ERC (BNA) 1545; 33 ELR 20175, 4thCir, (2003) as they relate to the Clean Water Act and to commercial swine production. The American Canoe Association, Professional Paddlesports Association and Conservation Council of North Carolina brought suit against Murphy Farms and D.M. Farms of Rose Hill, both commercial pork producers in North Carolina. Plaintiffs' complaint was that the hog farms had polluted surrounding bodies of water in violation of the Clean Water Act. The courts have agreed with plaintiffs on several points. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Australian Family Law and Custody Concerns

    This 15 page paper covers this issue fully in addition to examining divorce issues and family violence. Changes in trends in divorce is the focus of this paper that looks at models like fifty-fifty parenting. Australia Family Law is discussed. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • DNA Evidence and the Daubert Test

    This 4 page paper examines a case in which DNA evidence helped obtain a conviction, and discusses whether or not that evidence passes the Daubert test. Bibliography lists 3 sources

  • Courtroom Admissibility of DNA Evidence

    This 5 page paper looks at the validity and admissibility of DNA evidence. Various types of cases are discussed. Sample cases from different states are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Proving Innocence After Conviction Using DNA

    This 5 page paper outlines the problems inherent in proving innocence after conviction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • UK Tort Law and Inequality of Gender

    This 12 page paper considers the way that the UK law of tort can be seen to engender the inequality of gender stereotyping and general social inequalities. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Crimes and Drugs

    An 11 page research paper that summarizes the first three essays in Drugs and Crime, edited by M. Tonry and J. Wilson. This volume offers a compilation of research on drugs and crime that comprehensively covers this topic to 1990. No additional sources cited.

  • Benefits Of Profiling In Fighting Terrorism

    A 4 page paper. The writer comments on the controversy of racial profiling in fighting terrorism but also demonstrates the benefits, despite the lack of articles that support this method. The writer defines profiling and how it is used in this fight against terrorism and also recognizes that profiling has been used for evil or inappropriate purposes, Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Food Related Illnesses and California Law

    A 6 page discussion of California law as it relates to food contamination. The author outlines a fictional case involving contaminated ice cream, a case in which tort law is probably more applicable than food contamination laws. An analysis is presented regarding the burden of proof facing the plaintiff in regard to proving negligence on the part of the ice cream manufacturer. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Problems with Eye Witness Testimony

    Eye witness testimony is often assumed to be some of the best evidence in a court case, the level of confidence of the witness also increase the trust placed in it by the jury. This 10 page paper looks at the problems associated with eye witness testimony form a psychological perspective, including the ways in which it can be tainted. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Annotated Bibliography for Paper on Affirmative Action

    This 4 page paper is an annotated bibliography listing 8 sources of material for affirmative action.

  • UK Constitutional Improvements

    This 10 page paper considers how the UK constitution may be better placed to serve the people if provision from other constitution were to be included. The writer examines this from both sides. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Legislation for Welfare Provision for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the UK

    This 16 page paper considers the legislation ad policies in the UK regarding asylum seekers and refugees and their [poison with regardless welfare provision. The paper starts with the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993 (AIAA) looking at the main acts and polices and the way these affect all asylum seekers and refuges with special attention in the impact they have the women. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • The Companies Act 2006

    It has often been stated that the courts have traditionally interfered too much in the field of company law. This 9 page paper considers whether or not The Companies Act 2006 reduce the need for court intervention by providing a coherent and comprehensive statutory code. This is discussed using two areas of the new act as the discussion point; duty of directors and environmental reporting. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Reforming Corporate Law and English Company Law Modernization

    The 2001 white paper modernising English company law contained no reference to any need to reform the law of group corporate activity. This 3 page discusses this with particular reference to the treatment of groups as a single entity also with the single economic unit argument. The paper considers the position and the role of case law that whish indicates the need for legislative reform. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • 2 Questions on English Company Law and Trust Law Answered

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  • Unmarried Couple, Shared Home, Equity and Trusts

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  • 1987's Consumer Protection Act and its Impact

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  • Sui Generis and Database Protection

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  • Search and Seizure: Searching Vehicles as a Part of Apprehension and Arrest

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  • Business under Islamic Law

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  • English Law

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  • Same Sex Marriage

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  • Is the Law Based on Morals?

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  • Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

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  • Case Studies on Medical Care's Informed Consent

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  • Case Study on Financial Liability

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  • Polygamy Among the Latter Day Saints

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  • Portugal, the United States, and Business Law

    This 8 page paper considers the way in which business law in both of these countries is similar and also how it differs, including the cultural influences. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Drug Testing and the Invasion of Privacy

    This 3 page paper argues that drug testing those arrested for federal crimes prior to the time they have bee convicted of those crimes is a violation of our right to privacy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Death Penalty: Overview

    A 4 page paper which provides a general overview, along with the pros and cons, of the death penalty. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Legality of Searching Public Schools at Random

    A 7 page research paper that investigates the constitutionality of school searches. On one hand, school officials are bound legally and morally to respect the rights of students, as they exist under law. Yet, on the other hand, school officials bear the responsibility of providing safe and orderly environments that promote learning for all their students. It is a delicate balancing act to address both responsibilities in today's school environment. The writer explores these issues, citing several court cases and Supreme Court decisions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Utilization of Alternative Dispute Resolution by Great Britain

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