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More than a legal dictionary, Legal Terminology, 6e is designed to develop students understanding of legal terms by emphasizing the how they are used in context. Featuring over 1500 legal terms with phonetic pronunciations, this book uses a text/workbook style to present narrative, definitions, study aids, and application activities all geared toward making the study of legal terms more meaningful. This edition includes new Terms in Action stories, a new chapter on legal ethics, a new chapter on constitutional law, recent bankruptcy updates, 133 new terms and updated terminology flashcards that give students the vocabulary skills that will need to succeed in a legal career.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132738767
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/11/2012
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 619,946
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

GORDON W. BROWN studied law to become and more knowledgeable teacher with expertise in the legal field. He attended Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, at night for four years, while teaching during the day. After law school, he became a member of the Massachusetts Bar and took a position as a professor at North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA, where he taught for the next 30 years. Before ending his 38 year teaching career, he taught business, secretarial, and paralegal subjects at Pepperell High School, Pepperell, MA; Endicott College, Beverly, MA; and North Shore Community College. In addition to teaching, he also opened a law office in Beverly, MA, and enjoyed a full-time career of practicing law, writing textbooks, and being a husband to his wife, Jane. He is also the father of 6 very special children, and has 12 grandchildren. In 1998, Mr. Brown was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from his alma mater, Salem State College. Currently, Mr. Brown continues to be a member of the Massachusetts and Federal Bars.

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Table of Contents

PART I: Terms used in Practice and Procedure

1. Court Systems and Jurisdiction

2. Criminal Trial Procedure

3. Civil Trial Procedure

4. Defensive Pleadings in Civil Trials

5. Methods of Discovery

6. Pretrial Hearing and Jury Trial

7. Steps in a Trial

PART II: Terms Used in Criminal Law

8. Legal Ethics

9. Constitutional Law

10. Crimes, Accomplices, and Defenses

11. Crimes Against Property

12. Crimes Against the Person and Human Habitation

13. Homicide

14. Crimes Against Morality and Drug Abuse

PART III:Terms used in law of torts

15. Torts and Tortfeasors

16. Intentional Torts

17. Negligence and Product Liability

PART IV: Terms Used in Law of Contracts

18. Formation of Contracts

19. Contract Requirements

20. Third Parties and Discharge of Contracts

PART V: Terms Used in Law of Personal Property and Agency

21. Personal Property and Bailments

22. Intellectual Property

23. Law of Agency

PART VI: Terms Used in Law of Wills and Estates

24. Wills, Testaments, and Advance Directives

25. Revocation, Lapses, and Ademption

26. Principal Clauses in a Will

27. Disinheritance and Intestacy

28. Personal Representative of the Estate

29. Settling an Estate

30. Trusts

PART VII: Terms Used in Law of Real Property

31. Estates in Real Property

32. Multiple Ownership of Real Property

33. Acquiring Title to Real Property

34. Deeds

35. Mortgages

36. Landlord and Tenant

PART VIII: Terms Used in Family Law

37. Marriage, Divorce, and Dissolution of Marriage

38. Divorce Procedure

PART IX: Terms Used in Buisness Organization and Bankruptcy

39. Business Organization

40. The Law of Bankruptcy

Glossary of Legal Terms


Glossary of Latin Terms and Phrases

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