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An Introduction to the American Legal System Government and Constitutional Law

An Introduction to the American Legal System  Government  and Constitutional Law Author Diane S. Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781454870951
Release 2015-08-07
Pages 304
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This new coursebook introduces students to the relationship among the American constitutional, governmental, and legal systems. With a clear and concise presentation, this book explores historical and contemporary events, judicial opinions, and constitutional provisions that demonstrate how the three systems accommodate social progress in an ever-changing and highly diverse nation. Perfect for LLM courses or even undergraduate classes, this book aims to teach students how to understand constitutional doctrines, brief judicial opinions, and how American history affects contemporary legal issues. Features: Clear and concise presentation and logical organization of material making it an excellent introductory book to the American legal system Inclusion of modern cases on relevant topics, such as same-sex marriage, legalization of marijuana, and homicidal laws affecting juveniles Chapter questions that facilitate basic legal analysis through hypotheticals, opinion briefing, and application of constitutional provisions Inclusion of important historical and political events, such as lawsuits brought against Presidents, congressional impeachment powers, the Electoral College System, the Supreme Court s resolution of voting issues, the Civil War and post Civil War constitutional amendments, the Civil Rights movement, presidential and congressional war powers, and Supreme Court opinions about Guantanamo Bay detainees



The American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers

The American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers Author Eldon H. Reiley
ISBN-10 1454807253
Release 2012
Pages 507
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Heavily classroom-tested by the authors and other instructors, this powerful teaching tool puts an emphasis on vocabulary and solid learning aids to introduce the American legal system to foreign law students. Focusing on constitutional law, the authors provide in-depth coverage of major issues such as the health care mandate, Arizona immigration law, the Defense of Marriage Act, affirmative action, the Supreme Court citation on international authority and more. The American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers uses contract law to show the continued development of common law and considers the role and function of judges, characterizing the differences between common and civil law. Other important issues are highlighted such as the differences between judicial review of legislation under constitutional challenge, judicial interpretation of statutes, and judicial development and application of common law contract and property law principles. Interesting cases and solid case-reading coverage combine with tables, graphical material, and glossaries to help students grasp United States law. Features of The American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers: Heavily class-room tested by the authors and other instructors In-depth coverage of major issues Health Care Mandate Arizona immigration law Defense of Marriage Act Absorption of the Second Amendment Affirmative Action Supreme Court citation on international authority Uses contract law to show continued development of common law Considers the role and function of judges, characterizing the differences between common and civil law Highlights important differences judicial review of legislation under constitutional challenge judicial interpretation of statutes judicial development and application of common law contract and property law principles Teaching and learning aids tables charts and graphical materials chapter and whole book glossaries Interesting cases and coverage of case-reading



An Introduction to the American Legal System

An Introduction to the American Legal System Author John M. Scheb
ISBN-10 0766827593
Release 2002
Pages 472
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"An Introduction to the American Legal System" is ideal for undergraduate students in legal studies, political science, criminal justice, pre-law, and sociology programs, paralegal programs, as well as for anyone with an interest in the historical and contemporary approaches to law in America.



American Law in a Global Context

American Law in a Global Context Author George P. Fletcher
ISBN-10 0195167236
Release 2005
Pages 682
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Resource added for the Paralegal program 101101.



An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States Author Edward Allan Farnsworth
ISBN-10 9780199733101
Release 2010
Pages 227
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An excellent introduction or refresher in the United States legal system for all,especially students and foreign audiences.



An Introduction to American Law

An Introduction to American Law Author Daniel Allan Rosen
ISBN-10 1611638453
Release 2017-08-02
Pages 533
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An Introduction to American Law has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from An Introduction to American Law also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full An Introduction to American Law book for free.



We the Students

We the Students Author Jamin B. Raskin
ISBN-10 9781483319452
Release 2014-07-03
Pages 400
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We the Students is a highly acclaimed resource that has introduced thousands of students to the field of legal studies by covering Supreme Court issues that directly affect them. It examines topics such as students’ access to judicial process; religion in schools; school discipline and punishment; and safety, discrimination and privacy at school. Through meaningful and engagingly written commentary, excerpts of Supreme Court cases (with students as the litigants), and exercises and class projects, author Jamie B. Raskin provides students with the tools they need to gain a deeper appreciation of democratic freedoms and challenges, and underscores their responsibility in preserving constitutional principles. Completely revised and updated, the new, Fourth Edition of We the Students incorporates new Supreme Court cases, new examples, and new exercises to bring constitutional issues to life.



Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals

Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals Author Anne Adams
ISBN-10 9781454828433
Release 2018-06-12
Pages 384
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Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals is a definitive coursebook in paralegal studies, with thorough topical coverage and an accessible, easy-to-use electronic workbook that keeps students engaged. The Fifth Edition includes a new section on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a new discussion of the paralegal job market. Sections on the Social Security Administration and the Labor department have been updated to address United State's economic crises. The electronic workbook exercises have been updated, as have government forms, along with a current list of pertinent URLs for speedier Internet access to supplement research projects. Features: Complete, up-to-date introduction to administrative law, written exclusively for paralegal students. Accessible text with lively, timely examples. Focus on paralegal skills and careers. Final chapter on public- and private-sector career opportunities. Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of administrative agencies, rules and regulations, clients’ rights, and informal and formal proceedings. Extensive pedagogy, including chapter summaries, key terms, review questions and examples. Electronic workbook focuses on Internet access and exercises. URLs assist students in accessing online government records, including the Federal Register. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition includes: New section on Nuclear Regulatory Commission. New discussion of the paralegal job market. Practice-ready skills at the end of each chapter. Updated government forms. Updated electronic workbook exercises.



Rights from Wrongs

Rights from Wrongs Author Alan M. Dershowitz
ISBN-10 0465017134
Release 2004
Pages 261
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A noted legal scholar examines the source of human rights, arguing that rights are the result of particular experiences with injustice and looking at the implications in terms of the right to privacy, voting rights, and other rights.



European Human Rights Law

European Human Rights Law Author Mark W. Janis
ISBN-10 019927746X
Release 2008
Pages 957
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The third edition of European Human Rights Law: Text and Materials has been substantially expanded to provide a complete review of the wide range of rights the Convention protects, with new chapters on the right to life, property, discrimination, religious freedom, and education. The book introduces both the process and the substance of this increasingly important area of European law. A broad selection of extracts from essential cases and materials is accompanied by stimulating commentary that guides the reader through the legal rules and court system that have evolved in Strasbourg, how the court works, and how European human rights law is enforced both at the national and international level. European human rights law is also placed into a useful comparative framework alongside human rights cases decided by courts in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. This third edition has been extensively updated to cover the major developments of recent years, including the reform of the European Court of Human Rights and the expansion of the system to central and eastern Europe.



The Study of Law

The Study of Law Author Katherine A. Currier
ISBN-10 9781454861454
Release 2015-08-28
Pages 702
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The latest edition of The Study of Law: A Critical Thinking Approach offers a comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to law course. A critical thinking approach is used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging students to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. The text is divided into two parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course. Part I, Introduction to the Legal System, introduces students to the sources and classification of law, the structure of the court system, and an overview of litigation. Part II: Basic Legal Concepts, covers the basics of analysis and interpretation of the law, followed by chapters on substantive law. Key Features of the New Edition: Teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases Strong pedagogy reinforces well-written text presented in an accessible and well-organized format Edited cases are included in every chapter to teach students how to read and analyze the law New coverage includes: the Boston Marathon bombing case, the Affordable Care Act, and trademark issues involving the Washington Redskins , e-filing and e-discovery, discussion of same-sex marriage and custody disputes over pre-embryos, and crimes of unauthorized access of computer data and warrantless searches of cell phones



Law s Order

Law s Order Author David D. Friedman
ISBN-10 9781400823475
Release 2001-07-02
Pages 344
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What does economics have to do with law? Suppose legislators propose that armed robbers receive life imprisonment. Editorial pages applaud them for getting tough on crime. Constitutional lawyers raise the issue of cruel and unusual punishment. Legal philosophers ponder questions of justness. An economist, on the other hand, observes that making the punishment for armed robbery the same as that for murder encourages muggers to kill their victims. This is the cut-to-the-chase quality that makes economics not only applicable to the interpretation of law, but beneficial to its crafting. Drawing on numerous commonsense examples, in addition to his extensive knowledge of Chicago-school economics, David D. Friedman offers a spirited defense of the economic view of law. He clarifies the relationship between law and economics in clear prose that is friendly to students, lawyers, and lay readers without sacrificing the intellectual heft of the ideas presented. Friedman is the ideal spokesman for an approach to law that is controversial not because it overturns the conclusions of traditional legal scholars--it can be used to advocate a surprising variety of political positions, including both sides of such contentious issues as capital punishment--but rather because it alters the very nature of their arguments. For example, rather than viewing landlord-tenant law as a matter of favoring landlords over tenants or tenants over landlords, an economic analysis makes clear that a bad law injures both groups in the long run. And unlike traditional legal doctrines, economics offers a unified approach, one that applies the same fundamental ideas to understand and evaluate legal rules in contract, property, crime, tort, and every other category of law, whether in modern day America or other times and places--and systems of non-legal rules, such as social norms, as well. This book will undoubtedly raise the discourse on the increasingly important topic of the economics of law, giving both supporters and critics of the economic perspective a place to organize their ideas.



How the Courts Work

How the Courts Work Author Marilyn Jean Englander
ISBN-10 1600420567
Release 2008
Pages 154
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Takes the reader step by step through both a civil and a criminal trial, revealing what actually happens in a courtroom from the perspective of the lawyers, the parties, and the judges.



Introduction to the Study of U s Law

Introduction to the Study of U s  Law Author Robert Klonoff
ISBN-10 1628101679
Release 2016-05-03
Pages 736
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This book is designed to introduce students to the highlights of the first-year curriculum at a U.S. law school. The first chapter provides an overview of the U.S. legal system. The seven chapters that follow focus on basic foundational subjects: constitutional law, civil procedure, contracts, torts, property, criminal procedure, and criminal law, each in a separate chapter. Although the first chapter consists entirely of articles and other commentary, the other seven chapters consist mainly of edited court decisions. All of the chapters contain notes and questions, highlighting important issues for discussion and providing citations to cases, articles, and other materials for more in-depth study. First, it is designed for international students who are attending a U.S. law school to pursue an LL.M degree or an S.J.D. degree. This book gives such students the opportunity to take an intensive course on U.S. law, thus enabling them to learn the fundamental concepts before taking upper-division courses. Second, this book is designed for international students who want to learn about U.S. law but who are not planning to attend a U.S. law school. U.S. law professors can teach the course in foreign law schools using this text. Also, foreign professors who have been trained at a U.S. law school can teach U.S. law at their home institutions. Third, the book is designed for undergraduate students who are considering law school or who otherwise want to learn basic legal concepts. Such a course could be taught by U.S. law professors at their undergraduate institutions. All such students share a common desire to learn the basics of U.S. law in one course. And all will benefit not only from the substantive materials but also from the experience of learning core subject areas.



Public Interest Lawyering

Public Interest Lawyering Author Alan K. Chen
ISBN-10 9781454818885
Release 2014-12-09
Pages 592
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Public Interest Lawyering is the first comprehensive analysis of public interest lawyering that is suitable as a law school elective text and/or advanced legal profession courses and seminars. Drawing upon a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives, this timely textbook examines the lives of public interest lawyers, the clients and causes they serve, the contexts within which they work, the strategies they deploy, and the challenges they face today. Features: The first comprehensive overview of the broad range of contemporary issues faced by public interest lawyers in any American law school text. Thorough discussion of important theoretical issues about the scope and definition of public interest lawyering. Addresses American public interest law from a historical perspective with focus on current issues. Expansive examination of the settings in which public interest practice occurs, including nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private law firms. Presents the advantages and limits of different legal strategies in public interest practice, including lobbying, public education, community organizing, and community economic development. Addresses contemporary challenges of public interest law in context, including economics and financing, legal ethics, the role of legal education, and the globalization of public interest practice. Discusses critiques of public interest law, including a reflection about the role of lawyers in social movements that addresses contemporary critiques. Ethical obligations of public interest lawyers. Explores special issues related to lawyer-client relations in social change contexts. Extensive coverage of: Models of law reform organizations. Conservative cause lawyering. Government lawyers. The economics of social change lawyering. Global social change lawyering.



Guide to Legal Writing Style

Guide to Legal Writing Style Author Terri LeClercq
ISBN-10 073559998X
Release 2011
Pages 128
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This concise paperback focuses on the nuances of legal writing style and provides novice legal writers with the skills they need to polish their writing. Guide to Legal Writing Style, Fourth Edition, intended as an ancillary to any basic legal writing text, expands what students learn in their first-year courses by providing additional techniques and style tips that will help make their writing more precise, readable and elegant. This highly regarded paperback, specifically directed at legal writers, offers crisp, pointed advice written in a personal and humorous style lucid organization that helps students find the information they need most, including practice with basic skills and helpful advice on organization, sentence structure, word choice, punctuation, and formatting an emphasis on legal ethics throughout, with most of the examples and exercises focusing on ethical issues a chapter on organization that compares and contrasts undergraduate terms and goals with those expected by a legal audience a guide that helps students guard against plagiarism short, end-of-chapter exercises, with the answers at the back of the book, that strengthen skills and provide opportunities for self-testing Special features in the Fourth Edition include: an updated interactive CD-ROM with multiple exercises to reinforce the materials in the book, which includes updated and expanded tests of basic skills and click-on answers and explanations a new chapter testing common errors in professional writing, with explanations as well as succinct answers new checklists that reinforce essential advice of each chapter



The Guide to U S Legal Analysis and Communication

The Guide to U S  Legal Analysis and Communication Author Deborah B. McGregor
ISBN-10 9781454841562
Release 2015-06-22
Pages 528
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Written primarily for the international lawyer studying law in the United States, this text introduces students to legal analysis and communications used in U.S. legal practice. The book begins with overviews of the U.S. government and court system, the U.S. common law system and the civil litigation process., laying a foundation for understanding the rest of the course. Through clear explanatory text and numerous exercises, The Guide to U.S. Legal Analysis and Communication provides instruction on the types of written and oral communications that international lawyers are most likely to engage in with U.S. lawyers. Topics covered are: drafting an objective legal analysis; writing persuasively and drafting court documents; expository writings, such as client letters, demand letters, and e-mail communications; conducting an oral argument to a court; and properly citing to legal authorities. Key New Features New chapters on persuasive writing, other elements of the office memorandum and writing a brief New chapter on conducting an oral argument Elimination of chapters on contract drafting to make room for new materials requested by adopters while keeping the length of the book manageable