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Understanding the Law

Understanding the Law - 5th edition

Understanding the Law - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780324375121

ISBN10: 0324375123

Understanding the Law by Donald L. Carper, John A. McKinsey and Bill W. West - ISBN 9780324375121
Edition: 5TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)
Published:
International: No
Understanding the Law by Donald L. Carper, John A. McKinsey and Bill W. West - ISBN 9780324375121

ISBN13: 9780324375121

ISBN10: 0324375123


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Summary

Learn the basics of business law and what it means to you with UNDERSTANDING THE LAW, Fifth Edition. This popular text discusses how various aspects of the law affect the individual, highlighting the personal law issues that confront people in their everyday lives. UNDERSTANDING THE LAW uses engaging hypothetical and real examples to illustrate important points of the law and to inspire lively discussion with your peers. This fifth edition incorporates new coverage of international and comparative law throughout to give you essential knowledge for today's global marketplace.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

UNIT 1. THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND BASIC PRINCIPLES OF LAW.

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

UNIT 2. APPLICATION 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