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9781891487415

Law in Our Lives : An Introduction

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    9781891487415

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    1891487418

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-03-01
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
John Paul Ryan
Preface xiii
About the Author xv
Acknowledgments xvi
Introduction
1(24)
Making Sense of Law
2(1)
Images of Law
3(2)
The Celebration of Law
5(3)
The Critique of Law
8(4)
The Radical Critique
8(1)
The Conservative Critique
9(1)
Law's Unfulfilled Promises
9(1)
The Internal Critique of Law
10(1)
Hyperlexis: 'Too Much Law'
10(1)
Law Versus Common Sense
11(1)
The Paradox
11(1)
Current Issues Before the Law
12(10)
Sanctity of Life Issues
13(1)
Rights Issues
14(2)
Free Speech and Privacy Issues
16(2)
Family Issues
18(1)
Issues Concerning Legal Processes
19(2)
Conclusion
21(1)
Law in America Today
22(3)
Law: Its Meaning and Logic
25(28)
The Orders of Law and Social Control
26(5)
Universal Law
26(1)
International Law and Regional Law
27(1)
Federal Law
28(1)
State Law
28(1)
Local Law
29(1)
Organizational Law
29(2)
Community Law
31(1)
Specific Definitions of Law
31(2)
Origins of Law
33(3)
Value/Consensus
34(1)
Rational/Contract
35(1)
Power/Coercion
35(1)
Models of Law
36(9)
Fundamental Dimensions of Law
36(3)
Social Dimensions of Law
39(1)
Political Dimensions of Law
39(2)
Dimensions of Legal Systems
41(4)
Conclusion
45(1)
Legal Reasoning
45(5)
Judicial Restraint
47(2)
Judicial Interpretation
49(1)
Judicial Activism
49(1)
Philosophy Versus Action
49(1)
Stare Decisis and the Rule of Precedent
50(1)
Conclusion
51(2)
Law, Justice, and the Moral Order
53(24)
Justice and Law
53(10)
Individual Justice and Social Justice
58(1)
Procedural Justice and Substantive Justice
59(1)
Justice and the Criminal Justice System
60(1)
Law, Violence, and Justice
61(1)
Conclusion
61(2)
Law and Morality
63(4)
Law and Morality in American History
67(3)
Prohibition of Alcohol
67(2)
Recent Controversies
69(1)
Law and Religion
70(4)
Conflicts
70(2)
Doctrine Declaring Separation of Church and State
72(1)
Contemporary Issues
72(2)
Law and Interests
74(1)
Conclusion
75(2)
Jurisprudence and the Study of Law
77(28)
Jurisprudence
77(1)
Schools of Jurisprudence
78(1)
Traditional Schools of Jurisprudence
78(11)
Natural Law
78(2)
Legal Positivism
80(3)
Historical/Cultural Jurisprudence
83(1)
Utilitarianism
84(1)
Sociological Jurisprudence
85(1)
Legal Realism
86(3)
Process Theory
89(1)
Contemporary Schools of Jurisprudence
89(12)
Law and Economics
90(2)
Interpretive Jurisprudence
92(2)
Critical Legal Studies
94(1)
Critical Race Theory
95(1)
Feminist Jurisprudence
95(3)
Narrative Jurisprudence
98(2)
Postmodern Jurisprudence
100(1)
Conclusion
101(4)
The Law and Society Movement
105(24)
Disciplines Contributing to the Law and Society Movement
106(4)
Philosophy
106(1)
Political Science
106(2)
Economics
108(1)
Psychology
109(1)
The Origins of a Sociolegal Perspective
110(8)
The Classical Greek Philosophers
111(1)
European Social Philosophers
111(2)
Founding Fathers of Sociology
113(3)
Jurisprudential, Historical, and Anthropological Influences on Sociolegal Scholarship
116(2)
The Sociology of Law and the Law and Society Movement
118(3)
A Positivist Approach
118(2)
A Normative Approach
120(1)
An Ideological Approach
121(1)
Empirical Research and the Sociology of Law
121(2)
Topics of Research
123(6)
Status Differences
124(1)
Acquiring Attitudes About Law
125(1)
Rules of Law Versus Actual Practices
125(1)
The Legal Profession
126(1)
Comparative Studies
126(3)
Comparative and Historical Perspectives on Law and Society
129(34)
The Anthropological Perspective on Law
129(4)
Indigenous Peoples and the Law: The Case of American Indians
133(3)
Indian Law
133(1)
Taking Land and the Law
134(1)
Tribal Sovereignty
135(1)
The Comparative Perspective on Law
136(13)
Civil Law
137(2)
Common Law
139(1)
Socialist Law
139(8)
Sacred Law
147(2)
The Historical Perspective on Law
149(9)
Principal Influences on American Law
152(2)
Slavery and the African-American Experience of Law
154(4)
The Contextual Perspective on Law
158(3)
Conclusion
161(2)
The Legal Profession
163(30)
A Brief History of the Legal Profession
164(8)
Lawyers in America
165(2)
Twentieth-Century Lawyers
167(1)
The ABA
168(1)
What Contemporary Lawyers Do
168(2)
Lawyers' Ideological Orientations
170(2)
A Comparative Perspective on the Legal Profession
172(1)
The Stratification of the Bar and the Organization of Legal Practice
172(5)
Strata
173(1)
Organization
173(1)
Lawyer-Client Relationships
174(1)
Public Defenders
175(2)
Women in the Legal Profession
177(2)
Jobs and Money
177(1)
Cultural Values and Styles
178(1)
Work and Family
178(1)
Legal Ethics
179(6)
Law School Offerings
180(1)
Ambulance Chasing
180(1)
Adversarial Issues
180(2)
Representing Social Pariahs
182(1)
Lying and Perjury
183(1)
Other Ethical Issues
183(1)
Disciplining Wrongdoers
184(1)
Legal Education
185(3)
Recent Changes
186(1)
Critiques of Legal Education
187(1)
The Critique of the Legal Profession
188(2)
The Legal Profession in the Twenty-First Century
190(3)
Legal Institutions and Processes: An Overview
193(30)
Law and the Criminal Justice System
193(7)
Defining Crime
194(1)
The Police
194(3)
The Courts
197(2)
The Correctional System
199(1)
Conclusion
200(1)
Law and the Juvenile Justice System
200(3)
Children's Character
200(1)
Establishment of Juvenile Courts
201(1)
Extension of Due Process Rights
202(1)
Cycles of Harshness and Lenience
203(1)
Law and the Civil Justice System
203(5)
Is There a Litigation Explosion?
205(2)
Judgments of Damages
207(1)
Civil Court Proceedings
207(1)
Law and the Administrative/Regulatory Justice System
208(4)
Economic Regulation Versus Social Regulation
210(2)
Focus of Controversy
212(1)
Law and the Military Justice System
212(2)
Informal Justice: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation
214(5)
American Tradition
215(1)
Popular Justice
216(1)
Community Justice
216(2)
Small Claims Court
218(1)
Mediation and Arbitration
218(1)
Conclusion
219(4)
Legal Culture and Legal Behavior
223(28)
Legal Culture
223(8)
American Legal Culture
224(2)
American Legal Subcultures
226(1)
Internal Legal Culture
227(2)
Law, Community, and Identity
229(2)
Law as Product: The Making of Laws
231(2)
Public Demand and Moral Entrepreneurs
231(1)
Lobbies
232(1)
Judges and the Executive Branch
232(1)
Law as Communication
233(4)
Language and Ideology
235(1)
Semiotics
235(1)
The Media
236(1)
Legal Narratives
237(1)
Legal Socialization
237(2)
Legal Behavior: Compliance and Discretion
239(4)
Conformity
239(2)
Obeying Evil Orders
241(1)
Deterrence
242(1)
Legitimation of the Legal System
243(2)
Legitimating Law: The Case of South Africa
245(4)
Conclusion
249(2)
Law in Flux: Law and Social Change
251(34)
Law As an Object of Social Change
254(3)
Law As an Instrument of Social Change
257(1)
Legal Reforms and Their Impact
258(18)
Labor Law
259(1)
Welfare Law
259(2)
Civil Rights Law
261(1)
Women's Rights and the Equal Rights Amendment
262(2)
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
264(1)
Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
265(2)
Rape Law
267(1)
Homosexuality and the Rights of Gay People
268(2)
Victimless Crimes
270(5)
Conclusion
275(1)
Basic Trends in Law and Social Change in America
276(2)
Regulatory Law
276(1)
Due Process
277(1)
Entitlements and Rights
277(1)
Technology
278(1)
Law in the Twenty-First Century
278(7)
Science
280(2)
Globalization
282(1)
The Future of Law
283(2)
Appendix A: Case Briefing: A Rudimentary Skill in Legal Analysis 285(4)
Appendix B: Law in Our Lives: Films 289(6)
Appendix C: Law in Our Lives on the Internet 295(6)
References 301(56)
Subject Index 357(10)
Name Index 367

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