An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

by E. Allan Farnsworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199733104

ISBN-13: 9780199733101

Pub. Date: 07/16/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


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 …  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199733101
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/16/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
283,049
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Table of Contents
Preface to the Third Edition
A Note on Terminology

Part One: Sources and Techniques
Chapter 1 Historical Background
Chapter 2 Legal Education
Chapter 3 Legal Profession
Chapter 4 The Judicial System
Chapter 5 Case Law
Chapter 6 The Legislative System
Chapter 7 Statutes
Chapter 8 Secondary Authority

Part Two: Organization and Substance
Chapter 9 Classification
Chapter 10 Procedure
Chapter 11 Private Law
Chapter 12 Public Law

Appendix 1 Reading Case Law and Statutes
Appendix 2 Selected Readings by E. Allan Farnsworth
Index

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