Introduction to Law / Edition 6

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This best-selling text creates an awareness and appreciation for the effect that law has on virtually every facet of modern life and society. Beginning with a detailed look at the organization of the U.S. system of government, the text guides you through each of the primary substantive areas of law with realistic assignments, relevant ethical considerations, and easy-to-understand judicial opinions that reinforce chapter topics. From fundamental concepts to emerging legal topics, INTRODUCTION TO LAW presents the terminology, principles, and cases that are having an impact on society—and on many professions—today. Benefits: NEW! This up-to-the-minute revision features new cases, assignments, and examples. New material throughout the text addresses the impact of technological advancement and electronic media in the various areas of law including business, torts, property, and criminal law. Paralegal CourseMate with additional learning tools and an interactive eBook. Realistic examples with discussion points facilitate the development of critical thinking skills. Assignments based on actual situations allow you to build a solid understanding of the principles as they are applied in practice. Ethical vignettes allow you to see how one circumstance can produce both legal and ethical issues that can in turn impact the future of the professional involved. To highlight the real-world application of text topics, each chapter begins with a relevant news article. The text includes Internet assignments that facilitate the development of vitally important Internet research skills. NEW! New material throughout the text addresses the impact of technological advancement and electronic media in the various areas of law including business, torts, property, and criminal law. NEW! An updated supplements package ties text material more closely than ever to a range of technology resources, including the new CourseMate. Realistic examples with discussio

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"My reaction to this textbook is very favorable. It was a great review of legal concepts and I can see students enjoying this book. It is well-written and straightforward; it is a high-quality product. If I had to recommend a book for paralegal students, this would be near the top of my list."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111311896
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 360,343
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Beth Walston-Dunham is a licensed attorney. Additionally, she is licensed in the United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit.
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Table of Contents

The Historical Basis and Current Structure of the American Legal System. The Courts. Legislation. The Executive Branch and Administrative Authority. Substantive and Procedural Issues. Jurisdiction. The Law of Contracts. Property Law. Torts. The Law of Business. Estates and Probate. Criminal Law. Criminal Procedure. Family Law. The Legal Professional and Ethical Obligations Appendices: U.S. Constitution and Amendments. Model Business Corporation Act. Uniform Partnership Act. Uniform Limited Partnership Act. Understanding and Locating Legal Citations. GLOSSARY. INDEX.
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