An Introduction to the American Legal System

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Cengage Learning, 2002 - Business & Economics - 472 pages
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An Introduction to the American Legal System is a comprehensive introduction to law and the legal process. It explains the evolution of American law, its current structures and processes, and examines the main substantive areas of law, including torts, contracts, civil procedure, criminal law and procedure, and constitutional law. Although the book is comprehensive, it is written to be accessible to students who may not have any academic background in law. The text uses special features to break up potential monotony and engage the student, while emphasizing the "nuts and bolts" of the legal system. Each chapter is by "Questions for Thought and Discussion" and a review of presented key terms.
 

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Contents

Foundations of Ametican Law
3
Structures of Ametican Law
34
THE SUBSTANCE OF THE LAW
71
Ctiminal Law
106
Torts
158
Property Law
191
Contracts and Business Law
219
Family Law
249
THE LEGAL PROCESS
283
Ctiminal Procedure
315
LEGISLATIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE
355
Administrative Law and Procedure
386
APPENDIX THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
413
INDEX
457
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John M. Scheb II is a professor of political science & director of the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Tennessee & coauthor of American Constitutional Law, among other books. In partnership with Dr. Lyons, he provides campaign consulting services for political candidates & applied-survey research for businesses & organizations.

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