A one-volume, alphabetically arranged encyclopaedia introducing the main lines of American law, from the institutions, people events, and cases to the doctrines and concepts. It deals with the development of positive, common, and constitutional law in the US and the related institutions.
Here are the landmark decisions that have shaped American life, described by some of America's most eminent legal scholars. The new edition contains more than 450 entries on major cases, including 53 new entries on the latest landmark rulings. This outstanding guide serves as an excellent introduction to the work of the Court from the late eighteenth century to the present day.