Introduction to the American Legal System / Edition 1

Introduction to the American Legal System / Edition 1

by John M. Scheb, John M. Scheb II
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0766827593

ISBN-13: 9780766827592

Pub. Date: 09/04/2001

Publisher: Cengage Learning

An Introduction to the American Legal System is a comprehensive introduction to law and the legal process. It explains the evolution of American law, its current structures and processes, and examines the main substantive areas of law, including torts, contracts, civil procedure, criminal law and procedure, and constitutional law. Although the book is comprehensive

Overview

An Introduction to the American Legal System is a comprehensive introduction to law and the legal process. It explains the evolution of American law, its current structures and processes, and examines the main substantive areas of law, including torts, contracts, civil procedure, criminal law and procedure, and constitutional law. Although the book is comprehensive, it is written to be accessible to students who may not have any academic background in law. The text uses special features to break up potential monotony and engage the student, while emphasizing the "nuts and bolts" of the legal system. Each chapter is by "Questions for Thought and Discussion" and a review of presented key terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766827592
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/04/2001
Series:
West Legal Studies Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Chapter 1: Development of American Law. Chapter 2: Structures of American Law. Chapter 3: Constitutional Law. Chapter 4: Criminal Law. Chapter 5: Torts. Chapter 6: Property Law. Chapter 7: Contracts and Business Law. Chapter 8: Family Law. Chapter 9: Civil Procedure, Evidence and the Appellate Process. Chapter 10: Criminal Procedure. Chapter 11: Legislation. Chapter 12: Administrative Law and Procedure. Appendix. Index. Table of Cases.

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