For any reader needing a clear, concise explanation of a subject in law this title is the ideal reference work. Providing greater depth than legal dictionaries but always accessible to the non-expert, entries in this companion cover all areas of law and legal systems and are extensively cross-referenced for ease of navigation.
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.
This provides a comprehensive approach and includes both literal translations and definitions with several useful innovations. Included is not only the modern English pronunciation but also the classical or 'restored' one. Each entry is also cross-referenced to related terms for ease of use.
Written in a clear and jargon-free style, this dictionary is useful to anyone without a legal qualification who comes into contact with the law in the United Kingdom or any Commonwealth country where the legal system is founded on English law.