Course Books for Spring 2017

The information below is for the print editions of these titles. Students may select another format, such as an e-book, if they prefer. If selecting a non-print format, be careful in thinking ahead how you plan to read for your assignments and review for assessments. Beside the publishers’ online bookstore listed with each title, students may wish to review alternative online bookstores such as Amazon.comTextbook.comAbebooks.com, or untdallas-shop.com. These sites may have better pricing or used copies of the books.

There may be reading assignments for the first day of classes, so we recommend students order books well in advance.

Administrative Law – LAW 7326

Title: Administrative Procedure and Practice, Problems and Cases
Author: William F. Funk, Sidney A. Shapiro, and Russell L. Weaver
Edition: 5th
Publisher: West Academic
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN-13: 9780314286949
Price: $216 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://store.westacademic.com/

Business Associations I – LAW 7321

Title: Law of Business Organizations, Cases, Materials, and Problems
Author: Robert Hamilton, Jonathan Macey, and Douglas Moll
Edition: 12th
Publisher: West Academic
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN-13: 9780314285638
Price: $230 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://store.westacademic.com/

Title: Statutory Supplement to the Law of Business Organizations, Cases, Materials, and Problems
Author: Robert Hamilton, Jonathan Macey, and Douglas Moll
Edition: 12th
Publisher: West Academic
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN-13: 9780314288639
Price: $50 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://store.westacademic.com/

Capstone I – LAW 7294

None.

Civil Procedure II – LAW 7203

No new books – year long course

Clinic – LAW 7V93 Section 502 (Community Lawyering)

Title: The Clinic Seminar
Author: Deborah Epstein, Jane Aiken, Wallace J. Mlyniec
Publisher: West Academic Publisher
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN-13: 9780314274946
Price: $98 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Bookstore: http://store.westacademic.com

Clinic - LAW 7V93 Section 501 (Innocence)

Title: The Clinic Seminar
Author: Deborah Epstein, Jane Aiken, Wallace J. Mlyniec
Publisher: West Academic Publisher
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN-13: 9780314274946
Price: $98 (Suggested Retail
Publisher’s Online Bookstore: http://store.westacademic.com

Title: Working in Innocence Programs: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Innocence Work but Were Afraid to Ask
Author: Sarah Mourer
Publisher: Vandeplas Publishing
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN-13:  9781600421846
Price: $24.95 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Bookstore: http://vandeplaspublishing.com/

Commercial Law – LAW 7322

Professor will supply materials. 

Constitutional Law – LAW 7314

Title: Constitutional Law
Authors: Erwin Chemerinsky
Publisher: Aspen Law
Edition: 4th
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN-13: 9781454817536
Price: $242 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Bookstore: http://www.wklegaledu.com/
NOTE: PROFESSOR DOES NOT WANT NEW FIFTH EDITION! 

Constitutional Law II: Federal Criminal Procedure – LAW 7323
Title: Criminal Procedure: Investigation
Authors: Erwin Chemerinsky and Laurie L. Levenson
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 2nd
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781454807131
Price: $179 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Bookstore: http://www.wklegaledu.com/

Consumer Law – LAW 7V15

Professor will provide materials. 

Contract Drafting Practicum – Law 7V91 (Section 001)
Title:  Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do
Author: Tina L. Stark
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 2nd
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN-13: 9780735594777
Price: $93(suggested retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.wklegaledu.com/

Courtroom Advocacy Skills – LAW 7220

Title: Trial Practice Problems and Case Files
Author: J. Alexander Tanford
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press, formerly by LexisNexis
Edition: 4th ed
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781422475539
Price: $49 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Bookstore:  http://www.cap-press.com/

Criminal Law – LAW 7310

Title: Criminal Law: A Contemporary Approach
Author: Russell L. Weaver, John M. Burkoff, Catherine Hancock
Publisher: West Academic
Edition: 2nd
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN-13: 9780314289667
Price: $210 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://store.westacademic.com/

Title: Glannon Guide to Criminal Law: Learning Criminal Law through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis
Author: Laurie L. Levenson
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 4th
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN-13: 9781454850137
Price: $46.95 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.wklegaledu.com/

Criminal Law Topics – LAW 7110 (Section 001 beginning 3/13/2017)

Professor will provide materials.

Criminal Law Topics – LAW 7110 (Section 501 beginning 3/13/2017)

Title: Understanding White Collar Crime
Author: J. Kelly Strader
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Edition: 4th
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN-13: 9781-22105121
Price: n/a (Suggested Retail): new edition comes out in February 2017 and Suggested Retail price will be available at that time
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.caplaw.com/

Dispute Resolution Topics – LAW 7111 (Beginning 3/13/2017)

Title: Divorce in Peace: Alternatives to War from a Judge and Lawyer
Author: John Roach and Laura Roach
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN-13: 9781627873727
Price: $18.95 (Suggested Retail for paperback)

Effective Oral Communication - LAW 7221 (Section 001)

Title: Communicate to Influence: How to Inspire Your Audience to Action
Author: Ben Decker and Kelly Decker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN-13: 9780071839839
Price: $27 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: https://www.mhprofessional.com

Effective Oral Communication – LAW 7221 (Section 501)

Title: Communicate to Influence: How to Inspire Your Audience to Action
Author: Ben Decker and Kelly Decker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN-13: 9780071839839
Price: $27 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: https://www.mhprofessional.com

Title: Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
Author: Carmine Gallo
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1250061539
Price: $15.99 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: https://us.macmillan.com/smp

Title: How to Make Powerful Speeches 2nd Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide to Inspiring and Memorable Speeches
Author: Eamonn P. O’Brien
Publisher: The Reluctant Speakers Club
Edition: 2nd
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN-13: 978-0992816452
Price: $14.78 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.thereluctantspeakersclub.com/

Title: All Labor Has Dignity (King Legacy Series)
Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Publisher: Beacon Press
Edition:1st
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN-13: 9780807086025
Price: $18 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.beacon.org/

Effective Oral Communication - LAW 7221 (Section 501)

Title: The Birkman Method: Your Personality at Work
Author: Sharon Birkman Fink, Stephanie Capparell
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1118207017
Price: $29.95 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.wiley.com/

Employment Law II – LAW 7234

To be determined

Employment Law Practicum – LAW 7V91 (Section 501)

None.

Environmental Law I – LAW 7107

Title: Understanding Environmental Law
Author: Philip Weinberg and Kevin A. Reilly
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press (formerly by LexisNexis)
Edition: 3rd
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN-13: 9780769854953
Price: $49 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.caplaw.com/

Evidence – LAW 7318

Title: Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom
Author: Deborah Jones Merritt and Ric Simmons
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: West Academic
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN-13: 9781628101003
Price: $221 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://store.westacademic.com/

Externship Seminar – LAW 7388

Title: Learning from Practice: A Text for Experiential Legal Education
Author: Leah Wortham; Alexander Scherr; Nancy Maurer; Susan L. Brooks
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: West Academic
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN-13: 9781634596183
Price: $95 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://store.westacademic.com/
OPTIONAL BOOK FOR THOSE ON JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP

Title: In Chambers: A Guide for Judicial Clerks and Externs
Author: Jennifer Sheppard
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN-13: 9781454802891
Price: $55.00 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.wklegaledu.com/

Family Law – Law 7315

Title: O’Connor’s Family Code Plus 2016-17
Authors: Joan Foote Jenkins and Randall B. Wilhite
Publisher: Jones McClure Publishing
Edition: 2016-17
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN-13: 9781598392449
Price: $128.25 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Toll Free Line: 800-626-6667 (students may receive a discount)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://oconnors.com 

Family Law Practicum – LAW 7V91

Title: Domestic Violence and the Law
Author: Elizabeth M. Schneider; Cheryl Hanna; Emily J. Sack; Judith G. Greenberg
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Foundation Press
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN-13: 9781599419299
Price: $221 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://store.westacademic.com/

Title: O’Connor’s Family Code Plus 2016-17
Authors: Joan Foote Jenkins and Randall B. Wilhite
Publisher: Jones McClure Publishing
Edition: 2016-17
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN-13: 9781598392449
Price: $128.25 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Toll Free Line: 800-626-6667 (students may receive a discount)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://oconnors.com 

Family Law Topics – LAW 7115

None.

Health Care Law II – Law 7246

Title: AHLA Fundamentals of Health Law
Authors: American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Publisher: LexisNexis
Edition: 6th
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781630442187
Price: $148 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Bookstore: http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/us/
|Note: This title comes with a 2015 Medicaid Supplement. 

Health Care Law Topics – Law 7116

To be determined.

Immigration Law I – LAW 7102

Title: Immigration Handbook, 2016 Edition
Edition: 2016
Publisher: LexisNexis
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN-13: 9781522107415
Price: $63 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/

Insurance Law – LAW 7V20

Title: Understanding Insurance Law
Author: Robert Jerry
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press (formerly by LexisNexis)
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN-13: 9780769845937
Price: $49 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.caplaw.com/

Intellectual Property II – LAW 7225
Trademark Law - Section 001

Title: Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook
Author: Barton Beebe
Publisher: self-published by author
Edition: 3
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: n/a
Price: n/a
Publisher’s Online Bookstore: http://tmcasebook.org/

Patent Law - Section 501

Title: Patent Law: A Practitioner’s Guide
Author: Ronald Hildreth, David Aker
Publisher: Practising Law Institute
Publication Date: 2012 (last updated 2016)
ISBN-13: 9781402418945
Price: $395 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.pli.edu
Note: Publisher providing discount to students – see professor for details. 

International Law – LAW 7V12

Title: Transnational Civil Litigation
Author: Joachim Zekoll, Michael G. Collins, George A. Rutherglen
Publisher: West Academic Publisher
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9780314908131
Price: $209 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Bookstore: http://store.westacademic.com

Law and Technology – LAW 7126

None.

Legal Analysis for the Texas Bar II – LAW 7198

None.

Legal Analysis for the Texas Bar III – LAW 7298

None.

Legal Research – LAW 7211

Title: Sources of American Law: An Introduction to Legal Research
Author: Beau Steenken and Tina M. Brooks
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: CALI
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN-13: 5800117914994
Price: $11.91 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: https://www.cali.org/books/sources-american-law-introduction-legal-research
NOTE: EBOOK EDITIONS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FOR FREE FROM PUBLISHER’S WEBSITE! 

Legal Skills and Analysis – LAW 7106

None.

Legal Writing II – LAW 7210

Title: Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan Malmud Rocklin; Robert B. Rocklin; Christine Coughlin; Sandy Patrick
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN-13: 9781611631500
Price: $45 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.caplaw.com/

Title: Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges
Author: Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Tomson Reuters (formerly Thomson West)
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 9780314184719
Price: $29.95 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/law-products/

Title: Core Grammar for Lawyers
Author: Ruth Ann McKinney and Katie Rose Pryal
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Price: $38 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.coregrammarforlawyers.com/
NOTE: THIS IS AN ONLINE LEARNING TOOL.

Oil and Gas I – LAW 7103 (Beginning 3/13/2017)

Title: Primer on the Texas Law of Oil and Gas
Edition: 5th
Publisher: LexisNexis
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN-13: 9780769880907
Price: $45 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/

Practice Foundation I – LAW 7312

Title: Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis
Author: Stefan H. Krieger; Richard K. Neumann, Jr.
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Edition: 5th
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN-13: 9781454830986
Price: $111 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Bookstore:  http://www.aspenlaw.com/

Title: Client Science: Advice for Lawyers on Counseling Clients Through Bad News and Other Legal Realities
Author: Marjorie Corman Aaron
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN-13: 9780199891900
Price: $39.95 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://global.oup.com/academic/?cc=&lang=en&

Practice Foundation II – LAW 7313

Title: Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Author: Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN-13: 9780143118756
Price: $17 (Suggested Retail)
|Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.penguin.com/

Title: Negotiation (Harvard Business Essentials Series)
Author: Michael Wheeler
Publisher: Harvard Business Press Books
Publication Date: 2003
ISBN-13: 9781591391111
Price: $25 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/pages/home

Title: Changing the Conversation: The 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution
Author: Dana Caspersen
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN-13: 9780143126867
Price: $18 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher's Online Bookstore: http://www.penguin.com

Practice Foundation III – LAW 7335

Professor will supply materials.  

Principles of Accounting and Finance for Lawyers – LAW 7101

Title: Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers
Authors: Robert Rhee
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 2nd
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN-13: 9781454870432
Price: $82.00 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Bookstore: http://www.wklegaledu.com/

Professional Responsibility – LAW 7317

Title: Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law
Author: Lisa G. Lerman and Philip G. Schrag
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN-13: 9781454863045
Price: $238 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.wklegaledu.com/

Title: Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions, 2015-2016
Author: Lisa G. Lerman, Philip G. Schrag, and Anjum Gupta
Edition: 2015-16
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN-13: 9781454851912
Price: $38 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.wklegaledu.com/
NOTE: The two Wolters Kluwer titles above can be purchased at the publisher’s website using the ISBN-13: 9781454881438 as a bundle for $246.  

Property I – LAW 7213

Title: Property: A Contemporary Approach
Author: John Sprankling and Raymond R. Coletta
Publisher: West Academic
Edition: 3rd
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN-13: 9781628101980
Price: $230 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Bookstore: http://store.westacademic.com

Public Law Topics – LAW 7112 (Section 001)

Professor will provide materials.

Special Topics: Advanced Strategies in Legal Analysis – LAW 7V30

None.

Tax and Elder Planning Practicum - LAW 7V91 (Section 502)

None.

Texas Civil Procedure – LAW 7205

Title: O’Connor’s Texas Rules - Civil Trials 2016
Author: Michol O’Connor
Publisher: Jones McClure Publishing
Edition: 2016
ISBN-13: 9781598392333
Price: $143.10 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Toll Free Line: 800-626-6667 (students may receive a discount)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.oconnors.com

Texas Criminal Procedure – LAW 7206

Title: O’Connor’s Texas Criminal Codes Plus 2015-16
Authors: George McCall Secrest, Jr.
Publisher: Jones McClure Publishing
Edition: 2015-16
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN-13: 9781598392227
Price: $128.25 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Toll Free Line: 800-626-6667 (students may receive a discount)
Publisher’s Online Book Store: http://oconnors.com

Title: Principles of Texas Criminal Law
Authors: Gerald S. Reamey
Publisher: Self-Published by Author
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN-13: 9781537147390
Price: $40 (Suggested Retail)
NOTE: STUDENTS MAY REGISTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY ON-LINE ACCESS TO O’CONNOR TITLES USING THEIR LAW SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT AT http://www.oconnors.com

Torts – LAW 7401

None.

Transactional and Business Topics – LAW 7121

Professor will supply materials.

Trial Advocacy Topics - LAW 7122 (Section 001)

Professor will provide materials.

Trial Process – LAW 7120

Title: Trial Process: Law, Tactics, and Ethics
Author: J. Alexander Tanford
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Edition: 4th ed
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781422472217
Price: $119 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Bookstore:  http://www.caplaw.com/

Wills, Trusts, and Estates – LAW 7325

Title: Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Author: Jesse Dukeminier and Robert H. Sitkoff
Edition: 9th
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN-13: 9781454824572
Price: $240 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.wklegaledu.com/

Title: Texas Estate Planning Statutes with Commentary
Author: Gerry W. Beyer
Edition: 2015-17
Publisher: Author House
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN-13: 9781504929271
Price: $43.95 (Suggested Retail)
Publisher’s Online Store: http://www.authorhouse.com/

 

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