An Introduction to Law

An Introduction to Law

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Appropriate for Paralegal Studies, Legal Studies, Pre-Law, and Business Programs Hames and Ekern's Introduction to Law , 2e will teach students the basic legal concepts related to substantive and procedural law, introduces them to cases, statutes, and the constitution, and develops their legal vocabulary and analytical skills. A new chapter on constitutional law, expanded coverage of employment and environmental law, and information on technology makes this an excellent resource for any Introduction to Law course for all disciplines of study including pre-law, legal studies, and business programs. Using this text, your students will learn how to develop their own critical-thinking skills, read high-interest cases, expand their legal vocabulary and discuss case law and issues impacting today's legal system.show more

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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 200.7 x 248.9 x 25.4mm | 1,156.67g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0131183818
  • 9780131183810

Table of contents

PART 1 THE LEGAL SYSTEM Chapter 1 The Legal Community and Professional Responsibility Chapter 2 The American Legal System Chapter 3 Laws: Their Sources Chapter 4 Finding the Law: Legal Research Chapter 5 Using the Law: Analysis and Legal Writing PART 2 LEGAL PRACTICE AND PRINCIPLES Chapter 6 Laws: Civil vs. Criminal Chapter 7 Personal Injury Practice: Tort Law and Workers' Compensation Chapter 8 Family Law Chapter 9 Wills, Trusts, and Probate Chapter 10 Business Practice: Contract Law and Property Law Chapter 11 Business Practice: The Law of Business Organizations and Bankruptcy Chapter 12 Civil Procedure Before Trial Chapter 13 Alternative Dispute Resolution Chapter 14 Criminal Practice: Criminal Law and Juvenile Law Chapter 15 Criminal Procedure Before Trial Chapter 16 Rules of Evidence Chapter 17 The Trial Chapter 18 Constitutional Law Chapter 19 Law and Technology: A Paralegal Perspective Appendix I The United States Constitution Appendix II Paralegal Ethics Appendix III Mock Trial Appendix IV Basic Citation Reference Guide Appendix V The Marvin v. Marvin Case Appendix VI Federal Rules of Evidence 801-806 Appendix VII Recent United States Supreme Court Decisions Appendix VIII Creating Research Strategies Glossary Indexshow more

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