Author: James Arthur Ballentine
Release Date: 2010
Ballentine's law dictionary contains over 40,000 definitions of legal term "based on the actual construction of those terms by courts of last resort, with eachcase cited to the page on which the definition appears."
Below are two books which the average citizen can read and do the legal work necessary. Even if you don't do any legal work, these books will help you make sure your lawyer is doing his job! "For the non-angels among us, this 'jailhouse lawyer' manual can be a handy reference and eye-opener. Interesting, tasty, and scary". -- Whole Earth Review "Excellent and comprehensive treatise by a self-taught con on how to manipulate the law to one's own advantage". -- Hustler The best "jailhouse" law book ever published -- for people on the outside who want to stay there. This is a real life civics lesson for citizen lawbreakers: how to dance on the fine line between freedom and incarceration, how to tiptoe the tightrope of due process. Covers detention, interrogation, searches and seizures. The only non-violent weapon available for those on the wrong side of the law.
Author: Carol M. Bast
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2012-06-22
FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition is the ideal resource for paralegals. The book's up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing. Extensive research chapters address primary and secondary sources, citating, Lexis/Nexis, the Internet, and more, while writing sections center on drafting client opinion letters, pleadings, contracts, office memos, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Every chapter gives you practice writing opportunities, as well as traditional and computer-assisted research assignments to help develop your skills. Detailed case excerpts, samples, tips, and discussions further support the assignments, and illustrate the many perils of inadequate research and poor legal writing. Readers everywhere agree that FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition delivers the concepts you need for success in the most demanding law firms and legal departments today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Stephen Michael Sheppard
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2015-11-12
NEW! The first complete revision of John Bouvier s great law dictionary in more than a century made relevant and authoritative for modern students of the law Derived from the famous 1853 law dictionary used by Daniel Webster, Abraham Lincoln, and Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary Quick Reference has been brought completely up-to-date by a distinguished and widely-published legal scholar and teacher. Steve Sheppard, with law degrees from Oxford and Columbia Universities, brings his scholarship, international practice, and litigation experience to bear in making the famous text as relevant today as it was when it first broke ground in American law. Definitions derived from contemporary as well as classic sources give the reference book its depth and authority. Building on Bouvier's structure and entries, Professor Sheppard has added thousands of new terms and rewritten many original definitions. 8,500 short definitions explain more than 11,200 words and phrases, giving readers a general understanding of a term when a quick grasp of a concept is required. Each entry is written to be understood by the modern student, argued by the modern lawyer, and cited by the modern judge. An intuitive structure and thorough cross-referencing makes the first complete revision of this essential dictionary in more than a hundred years accessible and easy to use. Features of The Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary Quick Reference: The classic becomes contemporary. Definitions derived from ancient and contemporary sources, with current statutes, regulations, cases, and treatises building on ancient and medieval sources Designed for modern use and contemporary issues Authority in General Editor Stephen Sheppard: Widely published by Cambridge, Oxford and other leading presses Holds law degrees from Oxford and Columbia Universities, including a doctorate in the science of law Draws on international legal practice, litigation, and teaching experience for the selection of terms Encyclopedic in scope: 8,500 entries, explaining more than 11,200 words and phrases, far more than Bouvier's original two-volume set with 6,600 entries Short definitions give readers a quick grasp of a concept and a general understanding in a hurry Clear statement of meanings, context and usage of key terms Intuitive structure, for ease of use: Major terms organize concepts and related terms: e.g. exceptions to Hearsay under hearsay, the forms of estate under Estate Thorough cross-referencing, making terms easy to find Summary of Contents: Welcome to the Bouvier Law Dictionary How to Use the Bouvier Law Dictionary Compact Edition The Order of Words and Phrases The Bouvier Law Dictionary Project The Entries, A-Z First Appendix: The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution Second Appendix: Justices of the United States Supreme Court
Author: John Bouvier
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Bouvier, John. [Gleason, Daniel A., Editor]. Institutes of American Law. New Edition. In Two Volumes. Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, 1880. lxviii, 651; iv, 798 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-54288. ISBN 1-886363-80-3. Cloth. $250. * A compendium of American law by a Philadelphia jurist best known for his Law Dictionary (1839). Extensively notated and indexed. Divided into six books (law and government, persons, things, wrongs, remedies, equity), and based on Pothier's system, he covers a wide range of topics such as the nature of law and sovereignty, the U.S. government, corporations, civil rights, domestic issues, duties and rights of master and servant, paternity, title by original acquisition and by war, patents, contracts, sales, bailments, bills of exchange and promissory notes, estates, trusts, property, libel, remedies, courts, evidence, and equity.