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1 volume (various pagings) ; 26 cm
  • History and governmental structure
  • Legal methodology
  • The adversary system and jury trials
  • The legal profession
  • The judicial system
  • Administrative law
  • Civil procedure
  • Criminal procedure --Constitutional law
  • Contracts and commercial law
  • Tort law
  • Property law
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Business law
  • Tax law
  • International aspects of United States law.
This text provides an introduction to U.S. law. It is intended for law students, lawyers, and legal scholars from foreign countries; U.S. non-law graduate and undergraduate college students; and anyone else who seeks a "big picture" of the law and legal system, including U.S. law students. 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634602075 20160704
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-4005-01, LAW-8021-01
xiii, 293 p. ; 19 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 682 p. ; 24 cm.
"American Law in a Global Context" is an elegant and erudite introduction to the American legal system from a global perspective. There is no basic book that introduces the foreign lawyer who has already studied the law of foreign jurisdictions to fundamental concepts of American law and legal practice. This book fills that void. Using a comparative approach, George P. Fletcher and Steve Sheppard introduce underlying principles of common and civil law, constitutional, criminal, and public law, and property and procedure. It is designed to help the foreign student grasp the basic ideas of pedagogy, legal institutions and substantive law in the US, appendices include an introduction to the common law method, instruction on how to read a case, the interpretation of statutes, and an introduction to the Federal system and US courts systems. It is a must-own reference source for LLM students, undergraduates, and students of US law in other countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195167238 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Examines the world of first year students at Harvard Law School.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-347-01, LAW-8021-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01