The Study of Law: A Critical Thinking Approach

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Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2009 - Law - 612 pages
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In this comprehensive introduction to law, authors Currier and Eimermann use
the highly effective critical thinking approach -- encouraging students to
engage with the material through hypothetical problems, examples, and
thought-provoking questions.
Covering all of the key concepts presented in a typical Introduction to Law
course, the Study of Law: A Critical thinking Approach, Second Edition,
features:
an overview of key concepts in American law designed for business, criminal
justice, political science, and general education courses
a critical thinking approach that involves students in the materials through
interactive pedagogy -- such as hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed
questions
a well-written text with excerpts from illustrative cases
a logical two-part organization
Part I. the Legal System introduces students to the sources and
classifications of law, the structure of the court system, and litigation
Part II. Basic Principles of American Law introduces students to legal
principles that form the basis of constitutional law, torts, contracts,
property, business, family, and criminal law
coverage of legal reasoning, case briefing, and statutory interpretation
appendices including the U.S. Constitution, Fundamentals of Good Writing, and
NetNotes
Updated throughout, the Second Edition offers:
an increased focus on the role and importance of the legal system in the lives
of all citizens
more coverage of constitutional law -- with emphasis on federalism and First
Amendment issues
new and additional case excerpts
an increased emphasis on substantive and theoretical (rather than procedural)
issues
Specifically designed for introductory law courses in business, criminal
justice, political science and general education, the Study of Law: A
Critical Thinking Approach, Second Edition, offers the pedagogical
richness that fuels class discussion and enriches your teaching.

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Contents

The American Legal System l
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The Distressed Grandfather continued
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Mandatory Authority
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Copyright

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