American Law and the American Legal System in a Nutshell

Author: Lloyd Bonfield
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314150161
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

This book, suitable as a primer for foreign LLMs -- or as an introductory survey for American students of both procedural and substantive law -- is a comprehensive, though concise, survey of the American legal system -- its structure and its methodology.

The American Legal System

Author: Albert P. Melone
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742547531
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

Firmly anchored in social science concepts, the second edition of The American Legal System demonstrates the relationships among private law, the business legal environment, and public law issues, as well as related subjects of interest. This fifteen-chapter book is divided into three parts. Part I places the legal system in a political perspective centering on the origins of the law, schools of jurisprudence, branches and functions of law, legitimacy of law, how the judiciary functions in the federal system of government, and judicial interpretation and decision making. Part II contrasts legal processes: civil suits for money damages, criminal processes, equity justice, administrative processes, and alternative dispute resolution. Part III centers on the legal norms or rules governing both civil and criminal conduct, property law, family law, contract law, and government regulation of business. Throughout, the text features edited court opinions many new to this edition illustrating lively and thought-provoking controversies that are certain to spark student interest. Among the many compelling issues addressed are the legal and constitutional controversies surrounding the Bush Administration's "War on Terror," and the socially explosive developments concerning same-sex marriage. In addition, each chapter includes at least three comparative notes showing how other legal cultures in different nation-states treat legal matters. A wealth of pedagogical features chapter-opening objectives; key terms, names, and concepts; a glossary, discussion questions, and appendices are included to aid student comprehension. The authors have prepared an Instructor's Manual and Test Bank to facilitate the book's use in the classroom."

The New Jim Crow

Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 9783956141591
Release Date: 2016-10-19
Genre: Political Science

Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

Forensic Toxicology

Author: Kalipatnapu N. Rao
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466558960
Release Date: 2012-02-23
Genre: Law

Modern technology using state-of-the-art equipment can now identify almost any toxin relevant to a legal issue. Techniques include gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, high-pressure liquid chromatography, and the combination of these methods. Forensic Toxicology: Medico-legal Case Studies demonstrates how the science of forensic toxicology acts a

Comparative legal traditions in a nutshell

Author: Mary Ann Glendon
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061977216
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Law

An introduction to comparative law written from the American lawyer's viewpoint rather than that of the European civil law lawyer. This expert discussion concentrates on the three major legal traditions of the West: civil, common, and socialist. Subjects covered include legal structures in civil law nations; legal actors in civil law tradition; procedure; substantive law; sources of law; judicial process; and rules. Also contains chapters on the European Union and the European human rights system.

How to Study Law and Take Law Exams in a Nutshell

Author: Ann M. Burkhart
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061748617
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Law

Preparing to Enter Law School; The American Legal System; What Do Lawyers Do?; Thinking Like a Lawyer; First-Year Curriculum; Legal Research and Writing; First-Year Sections; Grading; Finding Your Way Around the Law, Library; Preparing for Class; Socratic Method; Case Method; Briefing Cases; Sample Case Brief; Class Attendance and Participation; Class Notes; Daily Review; Outlining; Sample Outline; Study Groups; Study Aids; Preparing for an Exam; Taking the Exam; After the Exam; Law Student Organizations; Law, School Employment; Pro Bono Activities; Values; Law Journals; Clinical Education; Moot Court; Course Selection; International Programs; Joint Degree Programs; Summer Clerkships; Actual Exam Questions and Model Answers for Civil Procedure, Constitutional Lass', Contracts, Criminal Law, Property Law and Torts.

The Oxford Companion to American Law

Author: Kermit L. Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195088786
Release Date: 2002-05-02
Genre: History

The comprehensive reference guide to American law features entries written by more than three hundred experts on everything from the Salem witchcraft trials to wiretapping.

Asset Protection in A Nutshell

Author: Robert Lambert
Publisher: TM Credit, LLC
ISBN: 9780976765950
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Rob Lambert, quoted in USA today as having lost all his assets,. has now spent the better part of a lifetime helping others learn how to protect there life long earnings.After doing many plans over the years, Rob realized that people need a real sense of how all this works. He writes a revealing book on how to protect your assets in a nutshell. Its clear,concise and strait forward approach gives you the knowledge you need to make sound decisions with your money. You will sleep soundly knowing your money is safe.

Mein Kampf

Author: Adolf Hitler
Publisher:
ISBN: 1911417681
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre:

Als glUckliche Bestimmung gilt es mir heute, da das Schicksal mir zum Geburtsort gerade Braunau am Inn zuwies. Liegt doch dieses StAdtchen an der Grenze jener zwei deutschen Staaten, deren Wiedervereinigung mindestens uns JUngeren als eine mit allen Mitteln durchzufUhrende Lebensaufgabe erscheint! DeutschOsterreich mu wieder zurUck zum groen deutschen Mutterlande, und zwar nicht aus GrUnden irgendwelcher wirtschaftlichen ErwAgungen heraus. Nein, nein: Auch wenn diese Vereinigung, wirtschaftlich gedacht, gleichgUltig, ja selbst wenn sie schAdlich wAre, sie mUte dennoch stattfinden. Gleiches Blut gehOrt in ein gemeinsames Reich. Das deutsche Volk besitzt solange kein moralisches Recht zu kolonialpolitischer TAtigkeit, solange es nicht einmal seine eigenen SOhne in einem gemeinsamen Staat zu fassen vermag. Erst wenn des Reiches Grenze auch den letzten Deutschen umschliet, ohne mehr die Sicherheit seiner ErnAhrung bieten zu kOnnen, ersteht aus der Not des eigenen Volkes das moralische Recht zur Erwerbung fremden Grund und Bodens. Der Pflug ist dann das Schwert, und aus den TrAnen des Krieges erwAchst fUr die Nach welt das tAgliche Brot. So scheint mir dieses kleine GrenzstAdtchen das Symbol einer groen Aufgabe zu sein.

The Civil Law Tradition 3rd Edition

Author: John Henry Merryman
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804768337
Release Date: 2007-05-21
Genre: Law

Designed for the general reader and students of law, this is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This new edition deals with recent significant events—such as the fall of the Soviet empire and the resulting precipitous decline of the socialist legal tradition—and their significance for the civil law tradition. The book also incorporates the findings of recent important literature on the legal cultures of civil law countries.