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American Law and Legal Systems - 5th edition

by James Calvi and Susan Coleman

American Law and Legal Systems (ISBN10: 0130993115; ISBN13: 9780130993113)
ISBN13: 978-0130993113
ISBN10: 0130993115

Summary: For undergraduate-level courses in Introduction to Law and the Judicial Process, in Departments of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Business.

This text presents a clear examination of the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework. Coverage introduces readers to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the aut ...show morehors skillfully explain the basics--from how a lawsuit is filed to the final appeal--and review English legal roots.

Features

  • NEW--Chapter on environmental law.
    • Provides students with important information in a fast-growing and often neglected area of the law.
  • NEW--Updated throughout with current examples--e.g. the Bush administration's approach to the use of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary in the process of nominating federal judges; updated statistics on the caseload of federal and state courts; changes in trends in laws.
    • Provides students with up-to-date references to illustrate key points.
  • NEW--Family Law chapter included.
    • Provides students with current information on family law practices.
  • Detailed case studies.
    • Enables students to see real life applications of the law in the context that the law was formed.
  • Major subfields of law.
    • Gives students exposure to the different areas of law.
  • Practical subjects of everyday law--Includes contracts; wills; torts; and more.
    • Familiarizes students with everyday topics that govern our daily lives and transactions, enabling them to better relate and apply principles. Allows instructors to examine not only the substance of law, but also its political and social basis.
  • Legal research material.
    • Gives students a readily available and abbreviated guide to sources for legal research for papers. Helps instructors introduce students to basic tools of legal research for class discussion and papers.
  • An accent on current trends in constitutional law cases--Includes separation of powers; federalization of criminal law; and historic preservation.
    • Shows students the changing nature of law from a variety of perspectives. Allows instructors to review legal trends in a substantive manner, and reflect on social and political policy.
  • Section on intellectual property--A concept recreated by Internet growth.
    • Familiarizes students with the paradox of change and stability to stimulate student interest.
  • Glossary of key terms and doctrines.
    • Provides students with an easy access to review unfamiliar concepts so they can more thoroughly understand chapter subject matter.
  • Broad scope of material.
    • Permits students and instructors to focus on personally selected areas of importance.
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 09/28/2003
International: No

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