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Foundations of Law : Cases, Commentary and Ethics

Foundations of Law : Cases, Commentary and Ethics - 4th edition

Foundations of Law : Cases, Commentary and Ethics - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9781418013844

ISBN10: 1418013846

Foundations of Law : Cases, Commentary and Ethics by C. Ransford Pyle and Carol M. Bast - ISBN 9781418013844
Edition: 4TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Learning
Published:
International: No
Foundations of Law : Cases, Commentary and Ethics by C. Ransford Pyle and Carol M. Bast - ISBN 9781418013844

ISBN13: 9781418013844

ISBN10: 1418013846

Edition: 4TH 07

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Summary

In the fourth edition of Foundations of Law, concentration on the overview of American law and its legal system permeates the book to assist readers in preparation for advanced study. Over forty excerpted judicial opinions are used to illustrate basic themes, and instructive case studies are presented to challenge users beyond acquiring knowledge, so that thorough understanding of concepts and their application in difficult scenarios can be achieved. Each chapter is designed for one week of study, and is written with clarity and conciseness to facilitate comprehension of the material. The addition of chapter review questions and websites promote learning and retention.

Benefits:

  • NEW! Many new cases included in this edition
  • NEW! New charts and graphs further illustrate the topics discussed
  • NEW! Many new thought-provoking case scenarios help initiate analytical thinking
  • Introduces and concentrates on the overview of the law, and is preemptive to specific paralegal courses of study or interest
  • Over 40 excerpted judicial opinions illustrate key features of the law and legal system to promote individual analysis or classroom discussion
  • Chapter review questions focus students on key concepts
  • Chapter websites provide additional research resources

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Law and the Profession of Law
Chapter 2: Ethics
Chapter 3: Sources of the Law: Cases
Chapter 4: Sources of the Law: Legislation
Chapter 5: Trial and Appellate Courts
Chapter 6: State and Federal Courts
Chapter 7: Procedure in Civil Cases
Chapter 8: The Law of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 9: Criminal Law
Chapter 10: Torts, Personal Injury, and Compensation
Chapter 11: Contracts and Commercial Law
Chapter 12: The Law of Property
Chapter 13: Family Law
Chapter 14: Administrative Law and Procedure
Chapter 15: Law in the Age of Computers