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Understanding the Law

Understanding the Law - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0324126716

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ISBN13: 978-0324126716
ISBN10: 0324126719
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2004
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Understanding the Law - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0324126716

Donald L. Carper and Bill W. West

ISBN13: 978-0324126716
ISBN10: 0324126719
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This widely accepted text discusses how various aspects of the law affect the individual. Hypothetical legal examples are interspersed throughout the text to illustrate important points of the law and to inspire lively class discussion.

Benefits:

  • NEW!-Legal Focus: The legal examples, incorporated throughout the text, have been renamed "Legal Focus". Each legal example presents a problem, a case, an illustration, or a background. Case citations are provided.
  • NEW!-Margin Definitions: To aid the student in terminology, legal terms are defined in the margin when initially introduced.
  • NEW!-Revised Chapters: Extensive revisions to Chapter 1 (Introduction to Law), Chapter 6 (Crimes: Public Wrongs) and Chapter 13 (Employee and Employer Rights and Duties) enhance the learning experience for students.
  • Friendly and Easily Readable: Written specifically for introductory students, this text provides them with an easy-to-digest overview of how various aspects of the law can affect them.
  • Updated Law Coverage: Updated to reflect numerous changes in the law, the book includes discussions on the expanding role of ADR, emerging legal issues in genetic engineering and family planning, and the shift from buyer beware to seller responsibilities.
  • Discussion Questions: At the end of each case, discussion points and encourage students to increase their understanding of chapter topics through critical thinking and questioning and to explore the legal reasoning of our courts.
  • Internet Application: Margin URLs direct students to a wide variety of sources.
  • Hypothetical Questions and Case Problems: Concluding each chapter, questions and problems, both hypothetical and one or two edited cases, make excellent topics for assignments and class discussion.

Table of Contents

UNIT I-The Legal System and Basic Principles of Law:

1. Introduction to Law.
2. Our Constitution.
3. The Court System.
4. The Attorney-Client Relationship and Settling Disputes.
5. Administrative Law.
6. Crimes: Public Wrongs.
7. Torts: Private Wrongs.
8. Contract Law.

UNIT II-Applications of the Law to the Individual:

9. Family Law.
10. Owning and Operating Motor Vehicles.
11. Renters and Landlords.
12. Home Ownership.
13. Employee and Employer Rights and Duties,
14. Wills, Trusts, and Probate Laws.

Appendices.
Glossary.
Indexes.

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