American Law and the Legal System: Equal Justice Under the Law

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Cengage Learning, 2000 - Law - 386 pages
This overview of the system of law and government in the United States is a revision of the successful "Equal Justice Under the Law", that provides the conceptual tools needed to prepare individuals for their roles as citizens, paralegals, lawyers, teachers, law enforcement agents, government employees, and judges.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor‚€™s Manual, ISBN: 0-7668-1741-5COMING SOONWest Paralegal Comprehensive CTB-2000-II, ISBN: 0-7668-1773-3
 

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Contents

The Expanding Legal Professions
10
Ideas That Have Shaped Our Law
25
The Basic Structure of Our Federal System
45
Legal Reasoning and Research
61
PART
85
Marriage and Annulment Marriage Requirements Rights
98
Personal Property Rights Legal Actions to Recover Personal
105
Review Exercise
114
Evaluation of the Civil Process
185
Introduction to Criminal Legal Process
209
The Pretrial Process in Criminal Cases
237
A Murder Trial
257
Evaluating The Criminal Process
283
UNDERSTANDING ADMINISTRATIVE DUE PROCESS
305
Conclusion
325
Glossary of Key Terms
363

Initiating Legal Process in an Illustrative Civil Case
117
Pretrial Process in Civil Cases
135
Argument and Adjudication
155

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