American Law and Legal Systems

ISBN-10: 0136155537
ISBN-13: 9780136155539
Edition: 6th 2008
List price: $120.20
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Book details

List price: $120.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Thisnbsp;book presents a clear examination of the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework. Coverage introduces readers to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the authors skillfully explain the basicsfrom how a lawsuit is filed to the final appealand review English legal roots.The survey addresses history and the law, court organization, procedure and evidence, limitations, constitutional law, criminal law, administrative law, environmental law, torts, contracts, and property law.For those interested in a greater understanding of the American legal system.

Preface
Introduction
Functions of Law in Society
Sources of Law in Society Kinds of Law Bob
Jones University v. United States
Conclusion
Notes
History and the Law Law Through the Ages
The English Heritage
The American Experience
The American Legal Profession
Conclusion
Notes
Court Organization
The Federal Court System
State Court Systems
Judicial Selection Removal of Judges
Conclusion
Notes
Procedure and Evidence
Alternative Dispute Resolution Civil
Procedure Criminal
Procedure Rules of Evidence
Conclusion
Notes
Limitations Judicial Restraint Legal Limitations
Conclusion
Notes
Constitutional Law Judicial Review
Constitutional Interpretation Major
Constitutional Doctrines
Conclusion
Notes
Criminal
Law Characteristics of Criminal
Law Elements of a Crime
Procedural Criminal
Process Punishment Juvenile
Justice Two Case Studies in Criminal Law
Conclusion
Notes
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