9780827371941

Foundations of Law

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  • ISBN13:

    9780827371941

  • ISBN10:

    0827371942

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/1996
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

This third edition of Foundations of Law, provides an introductory discussion of American law and its legal system. Concisely written, it presents over 40 excerpted judicial opinions used to illustrate basic themes, language, and interpretative scenarios. Instructive case studies challenge readers beyond acquiring knowledge, so that thorough understanding of concepts and their application in difficult settings can be achieved. Examples of lawsuits emanating from the recent presidential elections are included to highlight points from initial chapters on the legal system, and numerous one-page articles on cases and personalities provide an in-depth view into the history of law.

Table of Contents

Lawyers
Paralegals
Ethics
Sources of the law Cases
Sources of the law:Legislation
Trial and Appellate courts
State and federal Courts
Civil Procedure
riminal Law
orts and Personal Injury Law
Contracts and Commercial Law
Property Law
Family Law
Administrative Law and Procedure
Computers and the Law
How to read a case
The Constitution of the United States of America
Glossary
Index
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