Legal Terminology / Edition 3

Legal Terminology / Edition 3

by Gordon W. Brown
     
 

Featuring easily-digested short chapters; clear,concise explanations of the law; and easy-to-understand definitions,this book covers over 1,000 legal terms and features anabundance and variety of exercises. Includedin this book are chapters on Intellectual Property and the Law ofBankruptcy, statutory and case law. The glossary has beenrelocated for easy access… See more details below

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Featuring easily-digested short chapters; clear,concise explanations of the law; and easy-to-understand definitions,this book covers over 1,000 legal terms and features anabundance and variety of exercises. Includedin this book are chapters on Intellectual Property and the Law ofBankruptcy, statutory and case law. The glossary has beenrelocated for easy access and large type is used. This book includessample legal forms, legal documents, maps and cartoons. It offersflashcards for extra practice and perforated pages for easy removal.It provides a wealth of exercises — e.g., study guides, true-false questions, matching exercises, fill-in-the-blank exercises, andcrossword puzzles. It requires readers to use legal terms in theproper context. Excellent for people working in anyphase of the legal field such as courthouse personnel, attorneys'offices, County prosecutor's office, real estate field, bankingfield. Good source of information for legal professionals to give totheir employees.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132603737
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/25/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
8.97(w) x 11.05(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. ITerms Used in Criminal Law1
Ch. 1Crimes, Accomplices, and Defenses2
Ch. 2Larceny and Embezzlement12
Ch. 3Crimes Against the Person21
Ch. 4Homicide30
Ch. 5Burglary, Arson, Receipt of Stolen Goods, and Forgery39
Ch. 6Crimes Against Morality and Drug Abuse48
Pt. IITerms Used in Law of Torts57
Ch. 7Torts and Tortfeasors58
Ch. 8Intentional Torts67
Ch. 9Negligence and Product Liability77
Pt. IIITerms Used in Law of Contracts87
Ch. 10Formation of Contracts88
Ch. 11Contract Requirements96
Ch. 12Third Parties and Discharge of Contracts104
Pt. IVTerms Used in Law of Personal Property and Agency113
Ch. 13Personal Property and Bailments114
Ch. 14Intellectual Property124
Ch. 15Law of Agency132
Pt. VTerms Used in Practice and Procedure141
Ch. 16Beginning a Court Action142
Ch. 17Service of Process and Attachments154
Ch. 18Defensive Pleadings162
Ch. 19Methods of Discovery172
Ch. 20Pretrial Hearing and Jury Trial182
Ch. 21Steps in a Trial191
Pt. VITerms Used in Law of Wills and Estates203
Ch. 22Wills, Testaments, and Advance Directives204
Ch. 23Revocation, Lapses, and Ademption214
Ch. 24Principal Clauses in a Will223
Ch. 25Disinheritance and Intestacy232
Ch. 26Personal Representative of the Estate242
Ch. 27Settling an Estate250
Ch. 28Trusts258
Pt. VIITerms Used in Law of Real Property269
Ch. 29Estates in Real Property270
Ch. 30Co-Ownership and Multi-Ownership of Real Property278
Ch. 31Acquiring Title to Real Property288
Ch. 32Deeds297
Ch. 33Mortgages306
Ch. 34Recording System315
Ch. 35Airspace and Water Rights325
Ch. 36Easements, Restrictions, and Zoning Regulations334
Ch. 37Landlord and Tenant342
Pt. VIIITerms Used in Family Law351
Ch. 38Marriage, Divorce, and Dissolution of Marriage352
Ch. 39Divorce Procedure363
Pt. IXTerms Used in Law of Negotiable Instruments373
Ch. 40Negotiable Instruments374
Pt. XTerms Used in Business Organization and Bankruptcy383
Ch. 41Business Organization384
Ch. 42The Law of Bankruptcy394
Glossary of Legal Terms403
Index435

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