Introduction to the Law of the United States

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David Clark, Tu?rul Ansay
Kluwer Law International B.V., Jan 1, 2002 - Law - 489 pages

Introduction to the Laws.....Series Volume 5

As issues in American law turn up with ever-greater frequency in dozens of countries worldwide, some familiarity with the legal system of the United States of America has become de rigueur for practising lawyers everywhere.

This incomparable handbook, now in its Second Edition, provides an authoritative description of the major elements, including all matters likely to emerge in the course of normal legal activity. Written from a clear and cogent comparative perspective, it is of great practical value for both counselling and courtroom use. Eighteen lucid chapters by distinguished American law professors, each of whom is also knowledgeable about a legal system outside that of the United States, explain the major laws, legal standards, and legal institutions of the United States. Substantive and procedural comparisons are presented in plain English, with appropriate commentary where deemed helpful to clarify particularly complex or unsettled matters. The resulting volume is an expert historical, systematic, and critical introduction to the law of the United States.

 

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Contents

The American Legal System and Legal Culture
1
Legal Education and the Legal Profession
13
The Sources of Law
35
Constitutional Law
53
Administrative Law
97
Labor Law
115
Criminal Law
139
Contracts
159
Family Law
231
Inheritance Law
265
Commercial Transactions
281
Business Enterprises
311
Criminal Procedure
339
Civil Procedure
373
Conflict of Laws
421
An American Case
451

Torts
189
Property
209

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