Law 101

Author: Jay M. Feinman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190866327
Release Date: 2018-07-15
Genre: LAW

"In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. Above all, Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law can be understood by everyone"--

American Law 101

Author: Jasper Kim
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1627228586
Release Date: 2015-10-07
Genre: Law

This new book offers an approachable user's guide to both the spirit and the letter of the law underlying the U.S. legal system. It provides explanations and examples of most of the concepts covered in law schools explained in plain English, with minimum use of jargon. It also offers copies of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. It's perfect for anyone who wishes a concise and approachable guide to the U.S. Legal system.

Law 101

Author: Brien A Roche
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 140224035X
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: Law

A solid reference for both the everyday and the unexpected legal issues, written by practicing attorneys Law 101 is an essential reference that explains: How laws are made How the court system works How each area of the law impacts your daily life Key information for important questions: How does a lawsuit begin? How do civil and criminal law differ? When do state laws trump federal laws? What makes a contract solid? What can you expect if called as a juror? What can you expect if called as a witness? And other complex areas of the law that you need to know. No home reference shelf is complete without this indispensible guide. The new edition also includes information on legal subjects that have become more important recently, including alternative dispute resolution, privacy rights, and Internet law.

One Thousand and One Legal Words You Need to Know

Author: Jay M. Feinman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195181333
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Reference

A helpful legal reference provides definitions, etymologies, and sample sentences for a wide variety of legal terms and phrases, along with information on such topics as living wills, inheritance, legal ethics, power of attorney, and contracts. Reprint.

Arizona Laws 101

Author: Donald A. Loose
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 9781587365225
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Law

Arizona Laws 101 is one of the handiest reference books youÂ'll ever own. Written so that a person with no legal training will readily understand the principles set forth, this handbook covers the 101 laws most relevant to Arizona residents, including: landlord/tenant rights divorce jury duty consumer fraud living wills traffic laws wrongful firing lawsuits child custody/support sexual harassment business law medical malpractice . . . and much more!

Law in America

Author: Lawrence M. Friedman
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9781588362506
Release Date: 2002-07-30
Genre: History

“Law in America is a little gem. It is a peerless introduction to our legal history—concise, clear, tellingly told, and beautifully written. The greatest living historian of American law has done it again.” —Stanley N. Katz, former president of the American Society for Legal History and the Organization of American Historians “All societies have laws, but neither all laws nor all legal systems are alike. No one has thought more deeply or written more clearly about the peculiar role of law in American life than Lawrence Friedman. In this trenchant, illuminating book, he distills a lifetime of scholarship and teaching into a concise and provocative explanation of the role that law has played in shaping the distinctive contours of American history and culture.” —David M. Kennedy, professor of history at Stanford University and author of Freedom from Fear Throughout America’s history, our laws have been a reflection of who we are, of what we value, of who has control. They embody our society’s genetic code. In the masterful hands of the subject’s greatest living historian, the story of the evolution of our laws serves to lay bare the deciding struggles over power and justice that have shaped this country from its birth pangs to the present. Law in America is a supreme example of the historian’s art, its brevity a testament to the great elegance and wit of its composition.

Overview of U S Law

Author: Ellen S. Podgor
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9780327178392
Release Date: 2009-04-27
Genre: Law

This is a book that provides a preliminary examination of seventeen different subjects covered in law schools across the United States. Each chapter offers a succinct and organized review of the topic and begins with a detailed outline of the subject. Expert legal academics, drawn from a number of outstanding American law schools, authored each of the different chapters. The opening chapter of the book provides an overview of the legal system in the United States, and offers comparison with a civil code system. The book covers basic first year courses like Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Property. It also examines typical bar-type courses such as Wills and Trusts, Evidence, and Family Law. Finally, there are chapters on some "hot topics," such as Intellectual Property. The final chapter of the book examines the practice of law in the United States. Overview of U.S. Law is intended for students who are considering attending law school, those who plan to participate in an LL.M. program in the United States, and those outside the U.S. who seek an overview of the legal system. The chapters were designed with foreign lawyers and international students in mind. This book is part of a project, which the editors affectionately refer to as "The U.S. Law Project." The actual project includes lectures on each of the subjects covered in the book, and the video lectures are presented by the same individual who authored the chapter in the book.

Law 101

Author: Jay M. Feinman
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:772536152
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Constitutional law


American Legal Systems

Author: Toni M. Fine
Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company (OH)
ISBN: 0870842668
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Law


American Law

Author: Lawrence Meir Friedman
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393952517
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Law

Thousands of rules affect our work and play, what we buy, and how we get along with our neighbors. This book meets the need of students and general readers alike for a comprehensive introduction to the American legal system. It explains how laws are made and brilliantly explores the way changes in law mirror, and sometimes guide, changes in society.

Whose Monet

Author: John A. Humbach
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454876168
Release Date: 2016-01-31
Genre: Law

This extraordinary paperback provides a highly accessible and appealing orientation to the American legal system and presents basic concepts of civil litigation to first-year law students. Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System focuses on a lengthy dispute over the ownership of a painting as a vehicle for introducing students to the basic law school tasks of reading analytically, understanding legal materials, and working with the common law. The author and his colleagues have used these materials successfully in their classrooms for many years, ensuring their teachability and effectiveness: Whose Monet? can be used as primary course material in orientation courses or seminars, as well as collateral reading for in-semester Legal Process or Civil Procedure courses The organization is logical and straightforward and the accessible writing style--lucid, descriptive, and conversational--is ideal for incoming students The major events in a lawsuit are considered, and the text sheds light on how the law is applied in a civil dispute, introducing common law and statutory law and the various courts and their interrelationship (trial/appellate, state/federal) The author draws on judicial opinions, litigation papers, transcripts, and selections from commentators and various jurisprudential sources, thereby exposing the first-year student to as broad a spectrum of materials as possible Telling the story of a real lawsuit (DeWeerth v. Baldinger)--from client intake through trial and various appeals--draws students into the legal process by means of an engaging narrative and makes for a truly enjoying teaching experience for professors The lawyer's role is examined in both its functional and moral dimensions: What do lawyers do? What does society legitimately expect lawyers to do? This book is suitable for both classroom and stand-alone assigned reading

American Public School Law

Author: Kern Alexander
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495910497
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Alexander and Alexander’s best-selling AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW sets the standard for books in educational law, an increasingly vital area of expertise for today’s school and district administrators. Now in its Eighth Edition, this combined textbook/casebook provides an authoritative and comprehensive view of the law that governs the public school system of the United States, including common law, statutes, and constitutional laws as they affect students, teachers, and administrators. Featuring civil and criminal cases selected from hundreds of jurisdictions and newly updated to reflect the latest legal trends and precedents, the book reviews key laws and relevant court decisions. The case method offers ample opportunity for discussions aimed at discovering and exposing the underlying rules and reasoning, and the text actively encourages readers to relate factual situations to the law while anticipating similar experiences they may have as practicing teachers and administrators. Written in an engaging and accessible style, AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW, Eighth Edition, explains even complex points of law clearly and effectively for non-lawyers, and the authors maintain a diligent focus on the unique needs of professional educators preparing for successful careers in administration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What is a Trademark

Author: American Bar Association
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1604425113
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Explains what a trademark is, trademark registration, how they are used, and the laws and legislation pertaining to trademarks.

Wisconsin and the Shaping of American Law

Author: Joseph A. Ranney
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 9780299312404
Release Date: 2017-07-18
Genre: History

Examines the full course of American history from a comparative state-law perspective, using Wisconsin as a case study to emphasize the vital role states have taken in creating American law.

The Road to Independence

Author: Karen M. Lockwood
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1616320842
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

This is a collection of 101 letters from women who have taken the courageous and difficult step of creating a law firm of their own, either as a solo or with others. Focusing on the experiences, challenges, and opportunities of women-owned law firms, these women reiterate key themes: Of becoming businesswomen. Of choosing a practice area true to their passion. Of controlling not only their days but their destinies. Of ambition in action.