Foundations of Law Cases, Commentary and Ethics

ISBN-10: 1418013846
ISBN-13: 9781418013844
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $191.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/7/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.30" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

In the fourth edition of Foundations of Law, concentration on the overview of American law and its legal system permeates the book to assist readers in preparation for advanced study. Over 40 excerpted judicial opinions are used to illustrate basic themes, and instructive case studies are presented to challenge users beyond acquiring knowledge, so that thorough understanding of concepts and their application in difficult scenarios can be achieved. Each chapter is designed for one week of study, and is written with clarity and conciseness to facilitate comprehension of the material. The addition of chapter review questions and websites promote learning and retention.

Carol M. Bast is Associate Professor in the Department of Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida. She has won several professional awards, frequently presents at legal and academic conferences, and is an active member of the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects and the Legal Writing Institute. Her many published works include articles on legal research, legal writing, eavesdropping, and wiretapping, as well as Foundations of Law and Florida Courts, a textbook. Carol Bast earned an M.B.A. from University of Central Florida, a Ph.D. in Spanish from University of Florida, and a J.D. from the New York Law School.

Law and the Profession of Law
Ethics
Sources of the Law: Cases
Sources of the Law: Legislation
Trial and Appellate Courts
State and Federal Courts
Procedure in Civil Cases
The Law of Criminal Procedure
Criminal Law
Torts, Personal Injury, and Compensation
Contracts and Commercial Law
The Law of Property
Family Law
Administrative Law and Procedure
Law in the Age of Computers

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