An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States Fourth Edition

Author: E. Allan Farnsworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199889848
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the updated, fourth edition of this classic text which has been translated into over a dozen languages, constitutional scholar and Columbia Law School professor E. Allan Farnsworth provides a clear explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system in one handy reference. An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition is designed to be a general introduction to the structure and function of the legal system of the United States, and is especially useful for those readers who lack familiarity with fundamental establishments and practices. This text also gives the reader a clear understanding of how to research the law, the importance of case law versus statutes, and the difference between private and public law. It illustrates issues that may be confusing or troublesome and provides a solid general overview. It includes a new introduction by Steve Sheppard.

An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: John M. Scheb II
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454861398
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Fourth Edition of An Introduction to the American Legal System provides both historical context and thoroughly up-to-date coverage of all aspects of American law and the legal system. Vivid examples, on-point case summaries, and hot-button issues make this text an obvious choice for paralegal, criminal justice, political science, or legal studies courses. Key New Features Cases in Point that concisely illustrate how the law applies in the real world Questions for discussion in every chapter that point to high-interest issues for debate Discussions of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as the Obamacare decisions, the Defense of Marriage Act decision, and key rulings on recess appointments and First Amendment Rights Contemporary topical coverage, such as the national security legislation and whistleblowers Updated discussions of justifiable use of force, intellectual property, abortion rights, capital punishment, and affirmative action A well-crafted design that includes learning objectives and chapter outlines A convenient Glossary of Legal Terms and The Constitution of the United States of America in the Appendices

Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States

Author: William Burnham
Publisher: West Group
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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" This text provides an introduction to U.S. law. It is intended for law students, lawyers, and legal scholars from foreign countries; U.S. graduate and undergraduate college students; and anyone who seeks a "big picture" of the law and legal system. Not a casebook, it explains the major substantive areas of the law in narrative form and includes citations to cases and sources for additional detail. In addition, the book has chapters on the essential basic history and governmental structure necessary to understand the legal system; the legal profession; the theory and practice of the adversary system of justice; and statutory interpretation and caselaw reasoning."--Publisher's website.

An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: John M. Scheb
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766827592
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The United States Legal System

Author: Margaret Z. Johns
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781611638608
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book introduces legal education, the legal profession, the legal system, and primary sources of the law. It begins with the basics and then introduces more sophisticated issues. The fourth edition updates all the statistical information about legal education and the legal profession, uses a new series of cases showing the evolution of the common law, and includes the Obergefell case to illustrate the complex interplay of legal doctrines.

Common Law und Civil Law Einfl sse im UN Kaufrecht Eine gl ckliche Kombination

Author: Beate Lippmann
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668785988
Format: PDF
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Jura - Europarecht, Völkerrecht, Internationales Privatrecht, Note: 13,00, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das zum 1. Januar 1991 für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Kraft getretene Übereinkommen der Vereinten Nationen vom 11. April 1980 nimmt die „besondere Herausforderung“ an, als internationales Einheitsrecht zu funktionieren. Hervorgerufen durch das Bedürfnis nach mehr Rechtssicherheit im internationalen Warenverkehr bildet nunmehr das UN-Kaufrecht den Knotenpunkt einer langen Episode der Rechtsvereinheitlichung. Durch die Mitwirkung etlicher Nationen an der Ausgestaltung des CISG prallten die verschiedenen Rechtssysteme, vor allem die der kontinentaleuropäischen (Civil Law) und angloamerikanischen Länder (Common Law), aufeinander. Da sich das Common Law und Civil Law erheblich unterscheiden, musste sich – wenn sie sich zwar auch im Wege der Globalisierung zwangsweise immer stärker annäherten – um einen Ausgleich der noch bestehenden Gegensätze bemüht werden. Das UN-Kaufrecht stellt demnach eine Kompromisslösung dar, die die unterschiedlichen Interessen der jeweiligen Rechtssysteme in sich beherbergt, wobei dies mit besonderer Note in einzelnen Normen zum Ausdruck kommt. Ob demzufolge Rabel mit seiner Aussage „Common Law and Civil Law are like oil and water, which do not mix” richtig liegt, soll auf den nachfolgenden Seiten anhand ausgewählter Beispiele einer kritischen Analyse unterzogen werden. Als Türöffner dient der Makrovergleich beider Rechtstraditionen, der mit gebotener Kürze die wesentlichen Merkmale der Systeme sowie deren historischen Hintergrund aufzeigen soll. Auf dieser Grundlage werden sodann mustergültige Normen des CISG auf ihre Common Law und Civil Law –Einflüsse hin untersucht, um letztlich auch auf die Frage nach einer „glücklichen Kombination“ der divergierenden Einflüsse replizieren zu können.

Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467229245
Format: PDF, Docs
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How to Get Into the Top Law Schools 4th edition

Author: Richard Montauk
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440632457
Format: PDF, Docs
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Richard Montauk, a savvy admissions insider, demystifies the application process and provides the tools to ace every step. Based on interviews with dozens of admissions officers, Montauk delivers a candid view of what leading law schools look for in an applicant. He also gives applicants solid advice on developing marketing strategies, writing winning essays, maximizing financial aid, and assessing and upgrading credentials to better match that ideal profile.