Legal Terminology 2014 Update

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 12/24/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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More than a legal dictionary, Legal Terminology, 6e: 2014 Update is designed to develop students understanding of legal terms by emphasizing the how they are used in context. Featuring over 1500 legal terms with phonetic pronunciations, this book uses a text/workbook style to present narrative, definitions, study aids, and application activities all geared toward making the study of legal terms more meaningful.

Table of Contents

PART I: Terms used in Practice and Procedure      

1.    Court Systems and Jurisdiction

2.    Criminal Trial Procedure

3.    Civil Trial Procedure

4.    Defensive Pleadings in Civil Trials

5.    Methods of Discovery

6.    Pretrial Hearing and Jury Trial

7.    Steps in a Trial


PART II: Terms Used in Criminal Law

8.    Legal Ethics

9.    Constitutional Law

10.  Crimes, Accomplices, and Defenses

11.  Crimes Against Property

12.  Crimes Against the Person and Human  Habitation

13.  Homicide

14.  Crimes Against Morality and Drug Abuse


PART III:Terms used in law of torts

15.  Torts and Tortfeasors

16.  Intentional Torts

17.  Negligence and Product Liability


PART IV: Terms Used in Law of Contracts

18.  Formation of Contracts

19.  Contract Requirements

20.  Third Parties and Discharge of Contracts


PART V: Terms Used in Law of Personal Property and Agency

21.  Personal Property and Bailments 

22.  Intellectual Property

23.  Law of Agency


PART VI: Terms Used in Law of Wills and Estates

24.  Wills, Testaments, and Advance Directives

25.  Revocation, Lapses, and Ademption

26.  Principal Clauses in a Will

27.  Disinheritance and Intestacy

28.  Personal Representative of the Estate

29.  Settling an Estate

30.  Trusts


PART VII: Terms Used in Law of Real Property

31.  Estates in Real Property

32.  Multiple Ownership of Real Property

33.  Acquiring Title to Real Property

34.  Deeds

35.  Mortgages

36.  Landlord and Tenant


PART VIII: Terms Used in Family Law

37.  Marriage, Divorce, and Dissolution of Marriage

38.  Divorce Procedure


PART IX: Terms Used in Buisness Organization and Bankruptcy

39.  Business Organization

40.  The Law of Bankruptcy


Glossary of Legal Terms




Glossary of Latin Terms and Phrases

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