Study of Law A Critical Thinking Approach
Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)
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Description: 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
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $139.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
|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|
|Property and Estate Law|
|Laws Affecting Business|
|Criminal Law and Procedure|
|Ethical Dilemmas Facing Attorneys|
|The Constitution of the United States|
|NetNotes Fundamentals of Good Writing?|