9780135024348

Introduction to Law

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  • ISBN13:

    9780135024348

  • ISBN10:

    013502434X

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/2/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Hames and Ekernrs"sIntroduction to Law, 4/e will teach students the basic legal concepts related to substantive and procedural law, introduces them to cases, statutes, and the constitution, and develops their legal vocabulary and analytical skills. A new chapter on constitutional law, expanded coverage of employment and environmental law, and information on technology makes this an excellent resource for any Introduction to Law course for all disciplines of study including pre-law, legal studies, and business programs. Using this text, your students will learn how to develop their own critical-thinking skills, read high-interest cases, expand their legal vocabulary and discuss case law and issues impacting todayrs"s legal system.

Table of Contents

The Legal System
The Legal Community and Professional Responsibility
The American Legal System
Laws: Their Sources
Finding the Law: Legal Research
Using the Law: Analysis and Legal Writing
Legal Practice and Principles
Laws: Civil vs. Criminal
Personal Injury Practice: Tort Law and Workersrsquo; Compensation
Family Law
Wills, Trusts, and Probate
Business Practice: Contract Law and Property Law
Business Practice: The Law of Business Organizations and Bankruptcy
Civil Procedure Before Trial
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Criminal Practice: Criminal Law and Juvenile Law
Criminal Procedure Before Trial
Rules of Evidence
The Trial
Constitutional Law
Law and Technology: A Paralegal Perspective
The United States Constitution
Paralegal Ethics
Mock Trial
Basic Citation Reference Guide
TheMarvin v. MarvinCase
Federal Rules of Evidence 801-806
Recent United States Supreme Court Decisions
Creating Research Strategies
Glossary
Index
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