Introduction to Law Its Dynamic Nature

ISBN-10: 0131123734
ISBN-13: 9780131123731
Edition: 2005
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List price: $213.60
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

This complete introduction to law places emphasis on ethics and international issues, showing readers how to engage in ethical, analytical reasoning with every topic from legal fundamentals to areas of substantive law. The features of this book encourage readers to apply critical thinking, organizational and summation skills, and legal research tools to solve specific legal problems.The American court system, criminal law and ethics, contracts and E-Commerce, family law, real and personal property, agency, employment, and equal opportunity law, intellectual property and internet law, and administrative law, consumer, investor, and environmental protection.For paralegals, legal assistants, lawyers, and all legal professionals.

The Legal Environment
The Nature of Law and Critical Legal Thinking
Introduction
What Is Law? Schools of Jurisprudential Thought
History of American Law
Sources of Law in the United States
Critical Legal Thinking
The American Court System
Introduction
State Court System
Federal Court System
Jurisdiction of Federal and State Courts
Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Introduction
The Pleadings
Discovery
Pretrial Motions
Settlement Conference
The Trial
The Appeal
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Criminal Law and Ethics
Introduction
Definition of a Crime
Classification of Crimes
Essential Elements of a Crime
Criminal Acts as Basis for Tort Actions
Criminal Procedure
Crimes Affecting Business
White-Collar Crimes
Inchoate Crimes
Constitutional Safeguards
Law and Ethics
Constitutional Law and Freedoms
Introduction
Basic Constitutional Concepts
The Supremacy Clause
The Commerce Clause
The Bill of Rights
Other Constitutional Clauses
Administrative Agencies
Basic Law
Torts and Product Liability
Introduction
Intentional Torts Against Persons
Intentional Torts Against Property
Unintentional Torts (Negligence)
Special Negligence Doctrines
Defenses Against Negligence
Product Liability
Contracts and E-Commerce
Introduction
Definition of and Parties to a Contract
Requirements of a Contract
Agreement
Consideration
Capacity to Contract
Lawful Object
Statute of Frauds;Writing Requirement
Assignment of Rights
Third-Party Beneficiaries
Performance
Remedies
The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
Real and Personal Property
Introduction
Personal Property
Bailments
Real Property
Freehold Estates
Future Interests
Concurrent Ownership
Transfer of Ownership of Real Property
Landlord-Tenant Relationship
Land-Use Control
Family Law
Introduction
Premarriage Issues
Marriage
Parents and Children
Adoption
Marriage Termination
Child Custody
Financial Considerations Associated with the Termination of a Marriage
Prenuptial Agreements
Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Introduction
Wills
Special Types of Wills
Types of Testamentary Gifts
Special Issues Concerning Wills
Inestate Succession
Probate
Trusts
Advanced Law
Business Organizations
Introduction
Sole Proprietorship
General Partnership
Limited Partnership
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporations
Franchise
Licensing
Agency, Employment, and Equal Opportunity Law
Introduction
Agency
Independent Contractor
Workers' Compensation
Occupational Safety and Health Act
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Labor Union Law
Credit, Suretyship, and Bankruptcy
Introduction
Unsecured and Secured Credit
Security Interests in Real Property
Security Interests in Personal Property
Surety and Guaranty Arrangements
Federal Bankruptcy Law
Chapter 7 Liquidation Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Consumer Debt Adjustment
Chapter 11 Reorganization Bankruptcy
Intellectual Property and Internet Law
Introduction
Trade Secrets
Patents
Copyrights
Trademarks
The Internet
Administrative Law, Consumer, Investor, and Environmental Protection
Introduction
Administrative Law
Consumer Protection
Investor Protection
Environmental Protection
Cases for Briefing
The Constitution of the United States
Analysis Using the Code of Ethics for the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc.
Basic Citation Reference Guide
Glossary
Case Index
Subject Index

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