An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States

Author: Edward Allan Farnsworth,Steve Sheppard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199733104

Category: Law

Page: 227

View: 2337

An excellent introduction or refresher in the United States legal system for all,especially students and foreign audiences.

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition

Author: E. Allan Farnsworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199889848

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 7029

In the updated, fourth edition of this classic text which has been translated into over a dozen languages, constitutional scholar and Columbia Law School professor E. Allan Farnsworth provides a clear explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system in one handy reference. An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition is designed to be a general introduction to the structure and function of the legal system of the United States, and is especially useful for those readers who lack familiarity with fundamental establishments and practices. This text also gives the reader a clear understanding of how to research the law, the importance of case law versus statutes, and the difference between private and public law. It illustrates issues that may be confusing or troublesome and provides a solid general overview. It includes a new introduction by Steve Sheppard.

An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: John M. Scheb

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766827592

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

View: 6927

"An Introduction to the American Legal System" is ideal for undergraduate students in legal studies, political science, criminal justice, pre-law, and sociology programs, paralegal programs, as well as for anyone with an interest in the historical and contemporary approaches to law in America.

Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States

Author: William Burnham

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 716

View: 640

" This text provides an introduction to U.S. law. It is intended for law students, lawyers, and legal scholars from foreign countries; U.S. graduate and undergraduate college students; and anyone who seeks a "big picture" of the law and legal system. Not a casebook, it explains the major substantive areas of the law in narrative form and includes citations to cases and sources for additional detail. In addition, the book has chapters on the essential basic history and governmental structure necessary to understand the legal system; the legal profession; the theory and practice of the adversary system of justice; and statutory interpretation and caselaw reasoning."--Publisher's website.

The United States Legal System

An Introduction

Author: Margaret Z. Johns,Rex R. Perschbacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611638608

Category:

Page: 276

View: 5042

This book introduces legal education, the legal profession, the legal system, and primary sources of the law. It begins with the basics and then introduces more sophisticated issues. The fourth edition updates all the statistical information about legal education and the legal profession, uses a new series of cases showing the evolution of the common law, and includes the Obergefell case to illustrate the complex interplay of legal doctrines.

American Law in a Global Context

The Basics

Author: George P. Fletcher,Steve Sheppard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195167238

Category: Law

Page: 682

View: 3101

Resource added for the Paralegal program 101101.

Law 101

Author: Jay M. Feinman

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199341699

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 8345

"[A] fully updated survey of American law that incorporates fresh materials on recent Supreme Court cases, the latest developments in Internet law, and sensational criminal trials"--Flap page 1 of dust jacket.

United States Legal Language and Culture

An Introduction to the U.S. Common Law System

Author: Teresa Brostoff,Teresa Kissane Brostoff,Ann Sinsheimer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199895457

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 4086

In Legal English, experienced educators and professors Teresa Kissane Brostoff and Ann Sinsheimer answer the needs of law students unfamiliar with the use of English in legal settings. They introduce the student into a new world of study of the law by carefully guiding them through the vital skills and techniques they will need to feel comfortable and proficient in English-speaking and American legal culture.

Overview of U.S. Law

Author: Ellen S. Podgor

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327178396

Category: Law

Page: 464

View: 5111

This is a book that provides a preliminary examination of seventeen different subjects covered in law schools across the United States. Each chapter offers a succinct and organized review of the topic and begins with a detailed outline of the subject. Expert legal academics, drawn from a number of outstanding American law schools, authored each of the different chapters. The opening chapter of the book provides an overview of the legal system in the United States, and offers comparison with a civil code system. The book covers basic first year courses like Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Property. It also examines typical bar-type courses such as Wills and Trusts, Evidence, and Family Law. Finally, there are chapters on some "hot topics," such as Intellectual Property. The final chapter of the book examines the practice of law in the United States. Overview of U.S. Law is intended for students who are considering attending law school, those who plan to participate in an LL.M. program in the United States, and those outside the U.S. who seek an overview of the legal system. The chapters were designed with foreign lawyers and international students in mind. This book is part of a project, which the editors affectionately refer to as "The U.S. Law Project." The actual project includes lectures on each of the subjects covered in the book, and the video lectures are presented by the same individual who authored the chapter in the book.

Law and the Legal System

An Introduction to Law and Legal Studies in the United States

Author: Thomas R. Van Dervort,David L. Hudson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9780735508705

Category: Law

Page: 614

View: 9169

Designed to teach the basics needed to prepare students for any role in the legal system, Law and the Legal System engages students through the use of examples and practical applications of legal principles. Whether they are interested in pursuing legal careers as lawyers or paralegals, or political science careers, or criminal justice interests, students are provided a basic understanding of the law and how to find it. Mock trial experiences are encouraged, and each chapter involves the student in exercises that review understanding of legal terms and concepts. Six cases in an appendix illustrate basic concepts, and hypothetical cases showcase the inner workings of the judicial system in both criminal and civil cases. Internet sources, key terms, case excerpts, research assignments, review exercises and discussion questions help students reinforce the key concepts in each chapter, and suggested activities engage students in discovery projects. Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition expands coverage with new chapters on Legal Research and Writing, Tort Law, Contract Law, Family Law, Employment Law, and Equal Protection Law. Careful updating of information throughout the book includes refreshed Internet references to the text. Hallmark features of An Introduction to Law and Legal Studies in the United States: Solid overview of the system of law and government Readability, accessibility Provides the basics for any role in the legal system lawyer or paralegal career political science or criminal justice work Practical applications to engage students with legal principles mock trial experiences encouraged chapter exercises review legal terms and concepts activities engage students in discovery projects Five part structure, comprehensive coverage Basic Legal Concepts Substantive Civil Law Civil Law Procedure Criminal Law Procedure Administrative Due Process Six cases illustrate major basic concepts Explains difficult legal concepts in a reader-friendly format Hypothetical cases reveal workings of judicial system in both criminal and civil cases Differentiates civil, criminal, and administrative due process Discusses history as well as contemporary state of law and current controversies Pedagogically rich Internet sources key terms case excerpts research assignments review exercises discussion questions Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents: New chapters Legal Research and Writing Tort Law Contract Law Family Law Employment Law Equal Protection Law Updated Internet references New material, brought completely up-to-date

DeathQuest

An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Capital Punishment in the United States

Author: Robert M. Bohm

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317377842

Category: Political Science

Page: 569

View: 3559

This fifth edition of the first true textbook on the death penalty engages the reader with a full account of the arguments and issues surrounding capital punishment. The book begins with the history of the death penalty from colonial to modern times, and then examines the moral and legal arguments for and against capital punishment. It also provides an overview of major Supreme Court decisions and describes the legal process behind the death penalty. In addressing these issues, the author reviews recent developments in death penalty law and procedure, including ramifications of newer case law, such as that regarding using lethal injection as a method of execution. The author’s motivation has been to understand what motivates the "deathquest" of the American people, leading a large percentage of the public to support the death penalty. The book educates readers so that whatever their death penalty positions are, they are informed opinions.

Politics

An Introduction to the Modern Democratic State

Author: Larry Johnston

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442605332

Category: Political Science

Page: 406

View: 8722

The latest edition of Politics offers a comprehensive and comparative approach to the essential components of democratic politics in today's states. The book begins by addressing ways of thinking about politics, community, and society, offering broad outlines of political theory in a historical context. Johnston then provides a comparative framework for understanding basic democratic systems which is drawn upon in subsequent sections on institutions, the political process, and governing. The result is an accessible introduction to contemporary democratic politics that is also deeply theoretical and comparative in scope. The fourth edition has been revised throughout and rewritten with a more focused narrative. The student-friendly design incorporates more visuals and sidebars, as well as chapter objectives and a glossary, in order to make the material easily digestible. In addition, a new companion website provides self-study support for students along with a wealth of materials for instructors to draw from when developing lectures, tutorials, assignments, and exams. See www.johnstonpolitics.com for more information.

American Courts

Author: Daniel John Meador,Gregory Mitchell (J.D.)

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314910936

Category: Law

Page: 108

View: 2979

American Courts describes the state judicial systems and the federal judicial system. This book continues to be written primarily for beginning law students who will acquire more detailed knowledge of the topics covered here and for persons from other countries with legal backgrounds who want an introduction to American courts. This new edition reflects the changes in case management procedures, court personnel, and, in a few instances, state court structure that have been made to deal with the changes in types and numbers of cases being filed with the courts.

An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: John M. Scheb II,Hemant Sharma

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861398

Category: Law

Page: 576

View: 6945

The Fourth Edition of An Introduction to the American Legal System provides both historical context and thoroughly up-to-date coverage of all aspects of American law and the legal system. Vivid examples, on-point case summaries, and hot-button issues make this text an obvious choice for paralegal, criminal justice, political science, or legal studies courses. Key New Features Cases in Point that concisely illustrate how the law applies in the real world Questions for discussion in every chapter that point to high-interest issues for debate Discussions of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as the Obamacare decisions, the Defense of Marriage Act decision, and key rulings on recess appointments and First Amendment Rights Contemporary topical coverage, such as the national security legislation and whistleblowers Updated discussions of justifiable use of force, intellectual property, abortion rights, capital punishment, and affirmative action A well-crafted design that includes learning objectives and chapter outlines A convenient Glossary of Legal Terms and The Constitution of the United States of America in the Appendices

Law in America

A Short History

Author: Lawrence M. Friedman

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 1588362507

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3363

“Law in America is a little gem. It is a peerless introduction to our legal history—concise, clear, tellingly told, and beautifully written. The greatest living historian of American law has done it again.” —Stanley N. Katz, former president of the American Society for Legal History and the Organization of American Historians “All societies have laws, but neither all laws nor all legal systems are alike. No one has thought more deeply or written more clearly about the peculiar role of law in American life than Lawrence Friedman. In this trenchant, illuminating book, he distills a lifetime of scholarship and teaching into a concise and provocative explanation of the role that law has played in shaping the distinctive contours of American history and culture.” —David M. Kennedy, professor of history at Stanford University and author of Freedom from Fear Throughout America’s history, our laws have been a reflection of who we are, of what we value, of who has control. They embody our society’s genetic code. In the masterful hands of the subject’s greatest living historian, the story of the evolution of our laws serves to lay bare the deciding struggles over power and justice that have shaped this country from its birth pangs to the present. Law in America is a supreme example of the historian’s art, its brevity a testament to the great elegance and wit of its composition.

An Introduction to the Policy Process

Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making

Author: Thomas A Birkland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131750979X

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 8337

The fourth edition of this widely-used text relates theory to practice in the public policy process. In a clear, conversational style, author Tom Birkland conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis. This new edition has been reorganized to better explain the role of policy analysis in the policy process. New to this edition: • A new section on the role of policy analysis and policy analysts in the policy process. • A revised and updated chapter surveying the social, economic, and demographic trends that are transforming the policy environment. • Fully updated references to help the advanced reader locate the most important theoretical literature in policy process studies. • New illustrations and an improved layout to clarify key ideas and stimulate classroom discussion. The book makes generous use of visual aids and examples that link policy theory to the concrete experience of practitioners. It includes chapter-at-a-glance outlines, definitions of key terms, provocative review questions, recommended reading, and online materials for professors and students.

An Introduction to American Law

Author: Gerald Paul McAlinn,Daniel Allan Rosen,John Peter Stern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 444

View: 7281

The fundamental rules, court cases, concepts and trends of each key subject in American law are presented in a narrative tailored to the reader without an American legal background. Each chapter covers a major area of law, summarizes the leading doctrines, analyzes recurring, current and developing trends, highlights areas of contemporary debate, offers streamlined versions of precedent-setting cases, raises questions for further discussion, and lists important vocabulary words.This book is ideal for readers who want to understand the contemporary American legal system at a more than superficial level, but who are not currently studying to become American lawyers. The style, organization and content make the book attractive for such readers as those planning on entering law school; paralegal assistants; students of American law outside of the United States; American undergraduates taking a course in American law and/or in a pre-law program; and graduate level students in subjects other than American law. The size, weight and price of the book are tailored to make the book attractive to students.

An Introduction to the Study of Education

Author: David Matheson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317857623

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 1006

What is education? This core textbook will help students in pursuit of this question by providing a comprehensive, gentle and reflective introduction to the initial study of education. Updated in line with the latest policies, reforms and issues within education, this third edition includes: full exploration of the historical, sociological, philosophical and psychological roots of education a focus on all levels of education – pre-school, primary, secondary, post-16 and lifelong learning the latest controversies and debates within education new material on compulsory education, special educational needs and post-16 developments clear insights into the role and background of research within education.