Law and the Legal System An Introduction to Law and Legal Studies in the United States

ISBN-10: 0735508704

ISBN-13: 9780735508705

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Thomas R. Van Dervort, David L. Hudson

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List price: $107.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Publication date: 2/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Gaining Familiarity with Basic Legal Concepts
The Expanding Legal Professions
The Origin and Basic Structure of Our Federal System
Court Jurisdiction and Legal Reasoning
Introduction to Legal Research and Writing
Understanding Substantive Civil Law
Introduction to Family Law
Introduction to Employment Law
Introduction to Equal Protection La
Understanding Civil Law Procedure
Initiating Civil Legal Process
The Trial Process in Civil Cases
Civil Trial, Argument and Adjudication
Evaluation of the Civil Process
Understanding Criminal Legal Procedure
Introduction to Criminal Legal Process
The Pretrial Process in Criminal Cases
The Trial Process in Criminal Cases
The Jury's Verdict, Sentencing and Appeal
Understanding Administrative Due Process
Administrative Due Process
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