American law in a global context : the basics
- George P. Fletcher and Steve Sheppard.
- data file.
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xii, 682 pages)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; PART I Common Law and Civil Law; ONE The Common Law; TWO The Civil Law; THREE The Language of Law: Common and Civil; FOUR Legal Reasoning; PART II Constitutional Identity; FIVE The Constitution as Code; SIX Judicial Review; SEVEN Federalism; EIGHT The Alternative Constitution; NINE Equality Prevails; TEN Freedom Fights Back; ELEVEN The Jury; TWELVE Due Process Ascendant; THIRTEEN Coordinating the States; FOURTEEN Multiple Common Laws?
- PART III The Theory of the Common Law: Liberalism and Its AlternativesFIFTEEN Feudalism in Land Law; SIXTEEN The Triumph of Equity; SEVENTEEN Contemporary Property; EIGHTEEN The Frontiers of Property; NINETEEN Contract as Law; TWENTY Contract as Justice; TWENTY-ONE Contractual Harm; TWENTY-TWO Foundations of Tort Law; TWENTY-THREE Economic Efficiency; TWENTY-FOUR From Contributory to Comparative Fault; TWENTY-FIVE Disputed Boundaries: Punitive Damages; TWENTY-SIX The American Civil Trial in Outline; PART IV Criminal Law: The Adversary System and Its Alternatives.
- TWENTY-SEVEN Where Would You Rather Be Tried?TWENTY-EIGHT The Fate of Bernhard Goetz; TWENTY-NINE Self-Defense: Domestic and International; SUMMARY The Right and the Reasonable; Appendices; APPENDIX ONE How to Read (and Brief) a Case; APPENDIX TWO Common Law Method; or, How to Do Things with Cases; APPENDIX THREE The Interpretation of Statutes; INDEX; Footnotes; Introfn; Ch01fn; Ch02fn; Ch03fn; Ch04fn; Pt02fn; Ch05fn; Ch06fn; Ch07fn; Ch08fn; Ch09fn; Ch10fn; Ch11fn; Ch12fn; Ch13fn; Ch14fn; Ch15fn; Ch16fn; Ch17fn; Ch18fn; Ch19fn; Ch20fn; Ch21fn; Ch22fn; Ch23fn; Ch24fn; Ch25fn; Ch26fn; Pt04fn.
- Ch27fnCh28fn; Ch29fn; Sumfn; App01Fn; App02Fn; App03Fn.
American Law in a Global Context is an elegant and erudite introduction to the American legal system from a global persepctive. 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. 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. A must-own reference source for LLM students, undergraduates, and students of US law in other countries.
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- Includes index.
- 9780199729296 (electronic bk.)
- 0199729298 (electronic bk.)
- 1423720806 (electronic bk.)
- 9781423720805 (electronic bk.)
- 9780195167238 (pbk.)
- 0195167236 (pbk.)
- 9780195167221 (cloth)
- 0195167228 (cloth)