Foundations of Law: Cases, Commentary and Ethics / Edition 5

Foundations of Law: Cases, Commentary and Ethics / Edition 5

by Carol M. Bast
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1435440846

ISBN-13: 9781435440845

Pub. Date: 09/07/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

FOUNDATIONS OF LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY AND ETHICS, 5th edition is the ideal book to provide readers with an overview of American law and its legal system to assist them in preparing for advanced courses of study. Each chapter is written with clarity and conciseness to facilitate readers' comprehension of the material. Over eighty excerpted judicial opinions with

Overview

FOUNDATIONS OF LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY AND ETHICS, 5th edition is the ideal book to provide readers with an overview of American law and its legal system to assist them in preparing for advanced courses of study. Each chapter is written with clarity and conciseness to facilitate readers' comprehension of the material. Over eighty excerpted judicial opinions with accompanying questions are used to illustrate basic themes and challenge readers beyond acquiring knowledge. The Chapter Scenarios help readers apply chapter concepts to hypothetical cases. Chapter Review Questions, Critical Thinking Review Questions, and Cyber Exercises will promote their learning and retention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435440845
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Cases. 1. Law and the Profession of Law . 2. Ethics. 3. Sources of the Law: Cases. 4. Sources of the Law: Legislation. 5. Trial and Appellate Courts. 6. State and Federal Courts. 7. Procedure in Civil Cases. 8. The Law of Criminal Procedure. 9. Criminal Law. 10. Torts, Personal Injury, and Compensation. 11. Contracts and Commercial Law. 12. The Law of Property. 13. Family Law. 14. Administrative Law and Procedure. Appendix A: How to Read a Case. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States of America. Glossary. Index.

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