American Law and the Legal System

American Law and the Legal System : Equal Justice under the Law

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Introduction to American Law and Legal System is a revision of the successful Equal Justice Under the Law. It provides the student with an overview of the system of law and government in the United States. While landmark cases and other cases of interest are referenced throughout the text, this is not a case-based textbook. Hypothetical cases are presented to help the student better understand the inner workings of the judicial system in both criminal and civil cases. Six illustrative cases are provided in an appendix to offer practical examples of the major concepts included in the introductory chapters of the text. This text is designed to provide the conceptual tools needed to prepare individuals for their roles as citizens, paralegals, lawyers, teachers, law enforcement agents, government employees, and judges.

Key words: Substantive law
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 208 x 271 x 25mm | 2,050g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • illustrations, 1 map
  • 0766817407
  • 9780766817401

Table of contents

Chapter 1:The Expanding Legal Profession. Chapter 2: Ideas That Have Shaped Our Law. Chapter 3: The Basic Structure of Our Federal System. Chapter 4: The Courts: Legal Reasoning and Research. Chapter 5: An Introduction to Family, Property, and Contract Law. Chapter 6: Initiating Legal Process in an Illustrative Civil Case. Chapter 7: Pretrial Process in Civil Cases. Chapter 8: Trial: Argument and Adjudication. Chapter 9: Evaluation of the Civil Process. Chapter 10: Introduction to Criminal Legal Process. Chapter 11: The Pretrial Process in Criminal Cases. Chapter12: A Murder Trial. Chapter 13: Evaluating the Criminal Process. Chapter 14: Administrative Due Process. Conclusion. Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America. Appendix B: Illustrative Cases in Law. Appendix C: Witness Statements. Glossary of Key Terms. Index.
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Chapter 1:The Expanding Legal Profession. Chapter 2: Ideas That Have Shaped Our Law. Chapter 3: The Basic Structure of Our Federal System. Chapter 4: The Courts: Legal Reasoning and Research. Chapter 5: An Introduction to Family, Property, and Contract Law. Chapter 6: Initiating Legal Process in an Illustrative Civil Case. Chapter 7: Pretrial Process in Civil Cases. Chapter 8: Trial: Argument and Adjudication. Chapter 9: Evaluation of the Civil Process. Chapter 10: Introduction to Criminal Legal Process. Chapter 11: The Pretrial Process in Criminal Cases. Chapter12: A Murder Trial. Chapter 13: Evaluating the Criminal Process. Chapter 14: Administrative Due Process. Conclusion. Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America. Appendix B: Illustrative Cases in Law. Appendix C: Witness Statements. Glossary of Key Terms. Index.
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