Law School Materials for Success

The first year of law school is, for many people, one of the most significant transitions of their adult life. Law school demands a lot as it helps you make the transition from your prior identity as student (or as some other occupational role) to your new identity as an attorney. To meet the demands of law school, it is often helpful to have the big picture before you begin – a sense of what it is you are trying to do as you prepare for classes, participate in those classes, review and prepare for exams, take exams, and then begin the cycle once again.

Basic Income Tax, Second Edition

An updated 4th Edition is available here, August 2016. 

This book is the second edition of a basic income tax text.  It is intended to be a readable text, suitable for a three-hour course for a class comprised of law students with widely different backgrounds. The text integrates several of the CALI drills that Professor James Edward Maule (Villanova University) prepared.

199,939 Words, 595 Pages in PDF

Published 2014

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Resales of Securities Under Rule 144

This lesson is an introduction to the Rule 144 safe harbor exemption for resales of securities. It discusses the basic conditions under which both affiliates and non-affiliates may resell securities without Securities Act registration. Before working through this lesson, students should have a basic understanding of the registration requirement of the Securities Act of 1933 and the restrictions in section 5 of that Act. The lesson provides links to the relevant regulatory provisions, but you might find it helpful to have your own copy of Rule 144.

Summary Judgment under Rule 56

This lesson teaches the basic elements of summary judgment under Rule 56.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Define the purpose of summary judgment.
2. Explain the standards used to decide summary judgment motions.
3. Explain the procedures followed by the parties and the court in making and deciding motions for summary judgment.