1001 Legal Words You Need to Know
1001 Legal Words You Need to Know explains and illuminates the most difficult and arcane vocabulary any American has to deal with-that of the law. This comprehensive but never condescending guide to the language of the American legal system carefully defines and explains every term with a sample sentence, and many entries have supplementary notes. In addition, the book includes a number of quick miniguides to legal troubleshooting that include information on understanding wills, trusts, and inheritance, granting someone the power of attorney, understanding contracts, what to do if you're sued, how to choose a lawyer, exploring law school, and enjoying cop and lawyer dramas. The backmatter contains an extensive list of legal aid organizations and a helpful bibliography of books about the law and lawyers for further reading.
- Hardback | 239 pages
- 136.1 x 227.6 x 23.9mm | 462.67g
- 01 Apr 2005
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
Jay M. Feinman is the author of Law 101 and Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers University.