Author: Frank August Schubert
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Political Science
INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM provides an overview of law and the American legal system, using cases to support the major functions of U.S. law. Suitable for a variety of departments and courses, this text is known for its broad coverage, flexible organization, and use of cases to explain legal concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Frank A. Schubert
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Release Date: 2007-07-31
Introduction to Law and the Legal System provides an overview of law and the American legal system, using a variety of cases to support the major functions of U.S. law. Suitable for a variety of departments and courses, this text is known for its broad coverage and introductory level, flexible organization, and use of cases to explain legal concepts.
Author: William Burnham
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2016-06-14
This text provides an introduction to U.S. law. It is intended for law students, lawyers, and legal scholars from foreign countries; U.S. non-law graduate and undergraduate college students; and anyone else who seeks a "big picture" of the law and legal system, including U.S. law students. Not a casebook, it explains the major substantive areas of the law in narrative form and includes citations to cases and sources for additional detail. In addition, the book has chapters on the essential basic history and governmental structure necessary to understand the legal system; the legal profession; the theory and practice of the adversary system of justice; and statutory interpretation and caselaw reasoning.
Author: John M. Scheb
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics
"An Introduction to the American Legal System" is ideal for undergraduate students in legal studies, political science, criminal justice, pre-law, and sociology programs, paralegal programs, as well as for anyone with an interest in the historical and contemporary approaches to law in America.
Author: Martin Partington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-04-26
Introduction to the English Legal System is the ideal foundation for those coming new to the study of law. Writing in a highly engaging and accessible style, Martin Partington introduces the purposes and functions of English law, the law-making process, and the machinery of justice, while also challenging assumptions and exploring current debates. Consolidating over 40 years' experience in the law, Martin Partington examines beliefs about the English legal system, and encourages students to question how far it meets the growing demands placed on it. Incorporating all the latest developments, this concise introduction brings law and the legal system to life. Online resources: This book is accompanied by online resources, including: questions for reflection and discussion; multiple choice questions; a glossary; further reading materials; web links; and a link to Martin Partington's blog, which covers his views on key developments in the English justice system.
Author: Howard Abadinsky
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2006-12
Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System, Sixth Edition offers a thorough examination of the system of justice used in the United States: civil and criminal, juvenile, and therapeutic. This new edition continues its critical review of the legal system and examines issues such as the conflict between the legal system's need for predictability and the desire for flexibility; the pros and cons of therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice; the issues involved with medical malpractice and more! Provides a comprehensive look at the justice system from various perspectives. Discusses many aspects of law and judicial process such as: the role of natural law, statutory law, legal reasoning, case law, legal education, the legal profession, the court systems, the appellate court process, the constitution, judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys etc. Ideal for anyone interested in the American Legal System.
Author: James R. Acker
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Introduction to Law and Criminal Justice provides a comprehensive overview of the foundational legal issues in criminal justice. Written in an easy-to-understand format, it focuses on three areas of law relevant to criminal justice: substantive criminal law; constitutional issues that demand balancing individual liberties and governmental authority; and constitutional criminal procedure. This thorough introduction relies on edited judicial decisions with explanatory text, thus allowing readers to hone their analytical and critical thinking skills as they interpret the judicial decisions. This case method of study encourages students to examine both the majority and dissenting rationales and offers insight into the changing nature of precedent and how legal principles are adapted and applied under different factual circumstances. With its careful explanation of judicial decisions, this text offers students an excellent introduction to legal analysis and will prepare them for further study of law, social values, and criminal justice. Key Features: • Provides a student-friendly introduction to criminal justice and the case method of study. • Presents carefully edited judicial decisions with accompanying explanation, to offer case material that is accessible to undergraduate introductory-level students. • Focuses on three areas of law relevant to criminal justice — substantive criminal law, constitutional issues evoking tensions between governmental authority and individual liberties, and constitutional criminal procedure. • Includes discussions of select high-profile cases, including Kitty Genovese, Westboro Baptist Church, Andrea Yates, and Brian Mitchell, to provide students with examples of how legal principles have been applied in publicized and newsworthy cases. Resources: • Instructor resources include an Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Lecture Outlines. • Every new print copy is packaged with full access to the student companion website featuring a variety of engaging and interactive study tools (*eBook offerings do not include access code).
Author: Korea Legislation Research Institute
Release Date: 2010-06-04
Mit der Globalisierung sind die Grenzen zwischen den Staaten durchlässiger geworden. Der transnationale Austausch und Handel sind groß wie nie zuvor. Korea ist zu einem wichtigen Handelspartner für Deutschland geworden. Grundkenntnisse im koreanischen Recht sind eine wichtige Voraussetzung, um von einem unterschiedlichen Rechtsverständnis nicht überrascht zu werden. Geschrieben von Experten auf ihrem jeweiligen Gebiet stellt das Werk das koreanische Recht in neun Kapiteln vor: Geschichtliche Entwicklung und Charakteristika, Verfassungsrecht, Verwaltungsrecht, Zivilrecht (einschließlich Zivilprozessrecht), Internationales Privatrecht, Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, Wirtschaftsrecht, Arbeits- und Sozialrecht, Strafrecht (einschließlich Strafprozessrecht).
Author: Anthony A. D'Amato
Publisher: Transnational Pub Inc
Release Date: 1996-06
This is a terrific book for people who want to get a basic understanding of how the legal system operates. In simple language, Professor D'Amato explains & applies some of the deepest ideas of law to everyday legal problems & issues. By showing how lawyers & judges think about legal issues in our society, D'Amato dissolves a lot of the mystique surrounding the legal system. This is also a fine book for courses in judicial & legal process. My students tell me that this is one of the most readable books they have ever been assigned in college. Alan Sager, University of Texas at Austin In Anthony D'Amato's writing, two passions merge: law & language. His eloquence -& hence the sheer readability of his writing -is virtually a byword among teachers & students alike. This "introduction to law" is far from basic in its coverage, yet it never becomes mired in tedious detail or lost in impenetrable fog. It is perhaps the only reader-friendly book available today that truly clarifies the deep & basic concepts of law in general, & American law in particular. It does not simply introduce the concepts; rather, it is an introduction to thinking about the concepts.