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An ideal supplement to texts on judicial processes, Real Law Stories: Inside the American Judicial Process is the only undergraduate text dedicated to the presentation of "real-world" interviews with lawyers, judges, and police officers. Each law professional describes his or her job across a range of legal activities and offers insights into the legal process in the United States. Rather than focusing on exceptional or famous cases, authors Richard A. Brisbin Jr., and John C. Kilwein examine the routine, day-to-day functions of lawyers, courts, and the law in personal injury, divorce, employment relations, real estate, and commercial practice; criminal justice; and the appellate process. This "real-world" approach helps students to grasp how law operates in the everyday world while encouraging them to look beyond the mass media's negative portrayals of lawyers, police, and litigants. In order to teach students how to conduct interviews, the authors provide succinct explanations of the judicial process, define legal terms, and provide references for further study.
Richard A. Brisbin Jr., is Associate Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University.
John C. Kilwein is Associate Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University.
Table of Contents
|The Real World of Law and Courts|
|The Civil Justice Process|
|Perspectives on Personal Injury Lawyers|
|Lawyer for the Middle Class|
|The Family Law Attorney|
|The Lawyer in the Large Firm|
|The Commercial Practice Attorney|
|The Litigation of Intellectual Property|
|The Bankruptcy Attorney|
|The Administrative Lawyer|
|Litigating for the Outsider and Disadvantaged|
|The Lawyer in Public Service|
|The County Prosecutor|
|The Federal Prosecutor|
|The Public Defender|
|The Lawyer for Capital Punishment Defendants|
|The Judge of a Limited-Jurisdiction Court|
|The State Trial Judge and Crime|
|The State Trial Judge and Civil Justice|
|The Federal Judge|
|The State Supreme Court Justice|
|How to Conduct Interviews and Gather Law Stories|
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