American Law in a Global Context The Basics

ISBN-10: 0195167236

ISBN-13: 9780195167238

Edition: 2004 (Reprint)

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Description: American Law in a Global Context is an elegant and erudite introduction to the American legal system from a global persepctive. There is no basic book that introduces the foreign lawyer who has already studied the law of foreign jurisdictions to fundamental concepts of American law and legal practice. This book fills that void. Using a comparative approach, George P. Fletcher and Steve Sheppard introduce underlying principles of common and civil law, constitutional,criminal, and public law, and property and procedure. Designed to help the foreign student grasp the basic ideas of pedagogy, legal institutions and substantive law in the US, appendices include an introduction to the common law method, instruction on how to read a case, the interpretation of statutes, and anintroduction to the Federal system and US courts systems. A must-own reference source for LLM students, undergraduates, and students of US law in other countries.

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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 696
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Steve Sheppard is the William Enfield Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. He has written articles in legal history, legal philosophy, international law, and the practice of law. With George Fletcher, he wrote American Law in a Global Context: The Basics. He is the editor of the Aspen Bouvier: A Law Dictionary, The Selected Writings of Sir Edward Coke, The History of Legal Education in the United States, Karl Llewellyn's The Bramble Bush, and several series of law books, as well as contributing introductions to the revived works of John Selden, Sir William Jones, and Francis Leiber, among others. He clerked and practised law in Mississippi and throughout the South and lives with his family in the Ozarks. He completed his doctorate in the science of law at Columbia University and holds other degrees from Columbia, Oxford University, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Introduction
Common Law
Common Law
Civil Law
The Language of Law: Common and Civil
Legal Reasoning
Constitutional Identity
The Constitution as Code
Judicial Review
Federalism
The Alternative Constitution
Equality Prevails
Freedom Fights Back
The Jury
Due Process Ascendant
Coordinating the States
Multiple Common Laws?
The Theory of Common Law: Liberalism and its Alternatives
Feudalism
The Triumph of Equity
Contemporary Property
The Frontiers of Property
Contract as Law
Contract as Justice
Contractual Harm
Foundations of Tort Law
Economic Efficiency
From Contributory to Comparative Fault
Punitive Damages
Stages of a Civil Trial
Criminal Law: The Adversary System and its Alternatives
Where Would You Rather Be Tried?
The Fate of Bernhard Goetz
Self-Defense: Domestic and International Conclusion
Summary: The Right and Reasonable
Appendices
How to Read (and Brief) a Case
Common Law Method
or How to Do Things with Cases
The Interpretations of Statutes
Index
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