Study of Law A Critical Thinking Approach

ISBN-10: 1454808756
ISBN-13: 9781454808756
Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $139.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

The Study of Law is a sweeping, intelligent overview of all the keyconcepts covered in a typical introduction to law course. A critical thinkingapproach encourages students to interact with the materials throughhypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. The text is divided intotwo parts, reflecting the order of topics addressed in a typical course. Thefirst part, “Introduction to the Legal System,” presents the sources andclassification of law, the structure of the court system, and an overview oflitigation. The second part, “Basic Legal Concepts,” covers the fundamentalanalysis and interpretation of the law as well as substantive law. Thechapters on substantive law use carefully edited cases to teach students howto read and analyze the law. The Study of Law teaches students thebasic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases, and effectivepedagogy reinforces the accessible and well-organized text. Appendices addressthe U.S. Constitution, Fundamentals of Good Writing, and NetNotes.The Third Edition features updated cases and incorporates newdevelopments in the law. Legal reasoning exercises similarly reflect newcases, and Web exercises accompany this revised edition.Hallmark features of Study of Law:• comprehensive, intelligent overview of all key concepts coveredin a typical introduction to law course• critical thinking approacho introduces students to the study of lawo encourages interaction with the materials through hypotheticals, examples,and well-designed questions• two part structure mirrors course outlineo “Introduction to the Legal System” sources and classification of law the structure of the court system an overview of litigationo “Basic Legal Concepts” the basics of analysis and interpretation of the law chapters on substantive law• Teaches the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and courtcases• Strong pedagogyo reinforces well-written texto presented in an accessible, well-organized format• substantive law chapters use edited cases to show students howto read and analyze the law• helpful Appendiceso U.S. Constitutiono Fundamentals of Good Writingo NetNotesThe revised Third Edition presents:• updated cases and new developments in the law• refreshed Legal reasoning exercises that reflect new cases• Web exercises

Summary of Contents
The American Legal System
Introduction to the Study of Law
Functions and Sources of Law
Classification of the Law
Structure of the Court System
Civil Litigation and Its Alternatives
Substantive Law and Ethical Issues
Constitutional Law
Torts
Contract Law
Property and Estate Law
Laws Affecting Business
Family Law
Criminal Law and Procedure
Ethical Dilemmas Facing Attorneys
The Constitution of the United States
NetNotes Fundamentals of Good Writing?

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