Foundations of Law: Cases, Commentary and Ethics

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Cengage Learning, Sep 7, 2010 - Law - 480 pages
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FOUNDATIONS OF LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY AND ETHICS, 5th edition will provide your students with an overview of American law and its legal system to assist them in preparing for advanced courses of study. Each chapter is written with clarity and conciseness to facilitate comprehension of the material. Over eighty excerpted judicial opinions with accompanying questions are used to illustrate basic themes and challenge your students beyond acquiring knowledge. The Chapter Scenarios are designed to make students apply chapter concepts to hypothetical cases. Chapter Review Questions, Critical Thinking Review Questions, and Cyber Exercises at the end of the chapters will promote your students' learning and retention.
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Contents

Law and the Profession of Law
1
Ethics
39
Sources of the Law Cases
73
Sources of the Law Legislation
96
Trial and Appellate Courts
127
State and Federal Courts
150
Procedure in Civil Cases
179
The Law of Criminal Procedure
209
Contracts and Commercial Law
301
The Law of Property
329
Family Law
364
Administrative Law and Procedure
391
How to Read a Case
412
The Constitution of the United States of America
424
GLOSSARY
433
INDEX
447

Criminal Law
244
Torts Personal Injury and Compensation
270

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Carol M. Bast, J.D., is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, where she has taught for the past 24 years. She teaches Legal Research and Legal Writing and is the author an undergraduate textbook on those topics, FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING. Her areas of research and writing include eavesdropping and wiretapping, plagiarism, legal ethics, legal research, legal writing, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Prior to becoming a professor, Bast clerked for a federal district judge and practiced corporate securities and real estate law. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from New York Law School in 1982 and her B.A. from Kalamazoo College in 1974.

Ransford C. Pyle, J.D., Ph.D. retired as Associate Professor Emeritus from the University of Central Florida and resides in Gainesville, Florida. In addition to FOUNDATIONS OF LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY, AND ETHICS, he has authored several publications, including FAMILY LAW and BUSH V. GORE: UNDERSTANDING THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM. Dr. Pyle is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law and received a Doctoral Degree in Anthropology from the University of Florida.

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