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

Finders of Personal Property

This lesson covers the law governing the rights of finders of personal property which is generally covered near the beginning of a Property course in law school. It addresses the possibility that the personal property might be lost, mislaid or abandoned because the true owner is unknown.

CALI Welcomes Our Newest CALI Author - Professor Steven Berenson at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Professor Berenson teaches courses relating to legal ethics, family law, and directs the Thomas Jefferson Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic. He is the author of two family law course books, and numerous articles on subjects including access to justice, clinical legal education, veterans’ legal issues, and government lawyer ethics. He serves as a Judge Pro Tem on the San Diego Superior Court, hearing cases in the Small Claims and Traffic Court Divisions. He also serves as an arbitrator with the California and San Diego County Bar Associations’ Mandatory Fee Arbitration programs. Prior to entering academia, he served as an Assistant Massachusetts Attorney General.     

Corporate Income Tax

This casebook is a basic corporate tax text. It is intended to be suitable for a three-hour law school course. The text is designed to be accessible to law students from widely different backgrounds. However, the material assumes that students already have taken a course in basic income tax. The casebook includes links to numerous CALI tutorials allowing students to asses their knowledge throughout the course.

206,826  Words, 493 Pages in PDF

Published First Edition November 2018

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