The Study Of Law / Edition 2

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In this comprehensive introduction to law, authors Currier and Eimermann use the highly effective critical thinking approach - encouraging students to engage with the material through hypothetical problems, examples, and thought-provoking questions.

Covering all of the key concepts presented in a typical Introduction to Law course, The Study of Law: A Critical thinking Approach, Second Edition, features:

an overview of key concepts in American law designed for business, criminal justice, political science, and general education courses a critical thinking approach that involves students in the materials through interactive pedagogy - such as hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions a well-written text with excerpts from illustrative cases a logical two-part organization Part I. The Legal System introduces students to the sources and classifications of law, the structure of the court system, and litigation Part II. Basic Principles of American Law introduces students to legal principles that form the basis of constitutional law, torts, contracts, property, business, family, and criminal law coverage of legal reasoning, case briefing, and statutory interpretation appendices including the U.S. Constitution, Fundamentals of Good Writing, and NetNotes Updated throughout, the Second Edition offers:

an increased focus on the role and importance of the legal system in the lives of all citizens more coverage of constitutional law - with emphasis on federalism and First Amendment issues new and additional case excerpts an increased emphasis on substantive and theoretical (rather than procedural) issues Specifically designed for introductory law courses in business, criminal justice, political science and general education, The Study of Law: A Critical Thinking Approach, Second Edition, offers the pedagogical richness that fuels class discussion and enriches your teaching.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735569508
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 650
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The American Legal System

  1. Introduction to the Study of Law
  2. Functions and Sources of Law
  3. Classification of the Law
  4. Structure of the Court System
  5. Civil Litigation and Its Alternatives

Part II. Substantive Law and Ethical Issues

6. Constitutional Law

7. Torts

8. Contract Law

9. Property and Estate Law

10. Laws Affecting Business

11. Family Law

12. Criminal Law and Procedure

13. Ethical Dilemmas Facing Attorneys

Appendix A. The Constitution of the United States
Appendix B. NetNotes

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