Introduction to Law

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Cengage Learning, Jul 14, 2008 - Law - 720 pages
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Introduction to Law has always maintained its primary objective of introducing students from a variety of courses of study to relevant legal principles and terminology. Each edition, including this new fifth edition, incorporates many of the newest cases and contemporary topics in the law. The book begins by providing a detailed look at how and why the U.S. system of government is organized in its present state. This is followed by chapters that address each of the primary substantive areas of law. Chapters include applications of the legal principles with discussion points, realistic assignments, and ethical considerations specific to the subject matter of the particular chapter. Because of the impact of the legal system on virtually every aspect of American life and business, Introduction to Law is a means to expose all students to the way their particular profession may be affected by the legal system.
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Contents

The Historical Basis and Current Structure of the American Legal System
1
The Courts
26
Legislation
55
The Executive Branch and Administrative Authority
71
The Legal Professional
94
The Law of Ethics
119
Substantive and Procedural Issues
149
Jurisdiction
187
The Law of Contracts
415
The Law of Business
450
Criminal Law
497
Criminal Procedure
525
The Constitution of the United States
567
NALA Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility
578
NALA Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Legal Assistants
580
National Federation of Paralegal Associations Inc Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement
583

Torts
215
Family Law
273
Estates and Probate
341
Property Law
369
Glossary
591
Index
595
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Beth Walston-Dunham is a licensed attorney. Additionally, she is licensed in the United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit.

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