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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435440845
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 660,698
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol M. Bast is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida and a member of The Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Ms. Bast is a member of many professional organizations, including American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects and the Legal Writing Institute. She has won several professional awards, presented at numerous events and co-authored several publications, including FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING AND FLORIDA COURTS. Carol M. Bast is a graduate of New York Law School and received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and a Doctoral Degree in Spanish from the University of Florida.

Ransford C. Pyle is retired as Associate Professor Emeritus from the University of Central Florida and resides in Gainesville, Florida. In addition to FOUNDATIONS OF LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY AND ETHICS, he has authored several publications, including FAMILY LAW and BUSH V. GORE: UNDERSTANDING THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM. Dr. Pyle is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law and received a Doctoral Degree in Anthropology from the University of Florida.

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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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