Everything You Need to Know about American Law, Fifth Edition
Author: Jay M. Feinman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 1158"In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. Above all, Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law can be understood by everyone"--
Author: Frank A. Schubert
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
View: 4366Introduction 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.
A Course Book
Author: Michael Asimow,Shannon Mader
Publisher: Peter Lang
View: 8471"This book explores the interface between law and popular culture, two subjects of enormous current importance and influence. Exploring how they affect each other, each chapter discusses a legally themed film or television show, such as Philadelphia or Dead Man Walking, and treats it as both a cultural and a legal text, illustrating how popular culture both constructs our perceptions of law, and changes the way that players in the legal system behave. Written without theoretical jargon, Law and Popular Culture: A Course Book is intended for use in undergraduate or graduate courses and can be taught by anyone who enjoys pop culture and is interested in law."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Frederick Schauer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
View: 7646This primer on legal reasoning is aimed at law students and upper-level undergraduates. But it is also an original exposition of basic legal concepts that scholars and lawyers will find stimulating. It covers such topics as rules, precedent, authority, analogical reasoning, the common law, statutory interpretation, legal realism, judicial opinions, legal facts, and burden of proof.
A Comparative Study. Second Revised Edition
Author: Geert-Jan Knoops
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
View: 5852The author offers an overview of the most important topics and developments in international criminal law, which are essential to everyone studying and practicing ICL.
Text and Materials
Author: Bronwen Morgan,Karen Yeung
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 4148In recent years, regulation has emerged as one of the most distinct and important fields of study in the social sciences, both for policy-makers and for scholars who require a theoretical framework that can be applied to any social sector. This timely textbook provides a conceptual map of the field and an accessible and critical introduction to the subject. Morgan and Yeung set out a diverse and stimulating selection of materials and give them context with a comprehensive and critical commentary. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach and emphasising the role of law in its broader social and political context, it will be an invaluable tool for the student coming to regulation for the first time. This clearly structured, academically rigorous title, with a contextualised perspective, is essential reading for all students of the subject.
A Student Reference
Author: David Branson
Category: Technology & Engineering
View: 6935An Introduction to Health and Safety Law provides a clear, concise overview of health and safety law in the United Kingdom. With reference to the European Union, this book discusses criminal and civil liability at length to provide a clear understanding of this area of law which has been subject to change over the 20 years. Key case studies and statistical information on prosecutions, fines and enforcement notices help to contextualise health and safety law to provide students and professionals with a full understanding of health and safety law in the UK. This book includes chapters on: the legal framework criminal liability enforcement of criminal liability civil liability civil remedy subordinate legislation. This book is an essential reference for students studying towards NEBOSH qualifications and students studying at university level. It provides a comprehensive understanding of UK health and safety law and will be a useful reference when entering the professional field.
Author: Edward H. Levi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Political Science
View: 3885Originally published in 1949, An Introduction to Legal Reasoning is widely acknowledged as a classic text. As its opening sentence states, “This is an attempt to describe generally the process of legal reasoning in the field of case law and in the interpretation of statutes and of the Constitution.” In elegant and lucid prose, Edward H. Levi does just that in a concise manner, providing an intellectual foundation for generations of students as well as general readers. For this edition, the book includes a substantial new foreword by leading contemporary legal scholar Frederick Schauer that helpfully places this foundational book into its historical and legal contexts, explaining its continuing value and relevance to understanding the role of analogical reasoning in the law. This volume will continue to be of great value to students of logic, ethics, and political philosophy, as well as to members of the legal profession and everyone concerned with problems of government and jurisprudence.
Author: Wael B. Hallaq
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 1306The study of Islamic law can be a forbidding prospect for those entering the field for the first time. Wael Hallaq, a leading scholar and practitioner of Islamic law, guides students through the intricacies of the subject in this absorbing introduction. The first half of the book is devoted to a discussion of Islamic law in its pre-modern natural habitat. The second part explains how the law was transformed and ultimately dismantled during the colonial period. In the final chapters, the author charts recent developments and the struggles of the Islamists to negotiate changes which have seen the law emerge as a primarily textual entity focused on fixed punishments and ritual requirements. The book, which includes a chronology, a glossary of key terms, and lists of further reading, will be the first stop for those who wish to understand the fundamentals of Islamic law, its practices and history.
Cut and Paste
Author: Ugo Mattei
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
View: 8252This volume contains thoughts on the issue of Codification of European Private Law and on the present state of European Private Law by one of the protagonists of the debate that is unfolding in Europe. Taking a sometimes sharply critical view, Professor Mattei attempts to unveil what he considers biases, strategies, and ideologies that affect the European legal process. The work attempts to open a basic and genuine political debate between legal scholars, which he considers an unavoidable prerequisite of any major reform process in private law. Challenging the claim of technocratic neutrality shared by much of the most influential European legal academy, the author uses the tools of Comparative Law and Economics to set priorities on the table and to show some of the real stakes of the present process. The work explores fundamental areas of European private law, from the sources' to contracts' to trust law.
Author: Elaine Laken,Bazell Chris
Publisher: Waterside Press
View: 8610An outline of the law and practice of the family proceedings court in England and Wales, this introductory handbook contains: Part I: An introduction to the jurisdiction, powers and procedures of the family proceedings court; and Part II: A selection of informative materials. The handbook avoids jargon and complexity to provide an accessible reference point for all people interested in how decisions are arrived at in this court.
An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America
Author: John Henry Merryman,Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
Publisher: Stanford University Press
View: 2105Designed for the general reader and students of law, this is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This new edition deals with recent significant events—such as the fall of the Soviet empire and the resulting precipitous decline of the socialist legal tradition—and their significance for the civil law tradition. The book also incorporates the findings of recent important literature on the legal cultures of civil law countries.
Author: Patricia J. Campbell,Aran MacKinnon,Christy R. Stevens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Political Science
View: 6828Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world. Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material
Author: Michael Heinrich
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Political Science
View: 3467The global economic crisis and recession that began in 2008 had at least one unexpected outcome: a surge in sales of Karl Marx's Capital. Although mainstream economists and commentators once dismissed Marx's work as outmoded and flawed, some are begrudgingly acknowledging an analysis that sees capitalism as inherently unstable. And of course, there are those, like Michael Heinrich, who have seen the value of Marx all along, and are in a unique position to explain the intricacies of Marx's thought. Heinrich's modern interpretation of Capital is now available to English-speaking readers for the first time. It has gone through nine editions in Germany, is the standard work for Marxist study groups, and is used widely in German universities. The author systematically covers all three volumes of Capital and explains all the basic aspects of Marx's critique of capitalism in a way that is clear and concise. He provides background information on the intellectual and political milieu in which Marx worked, and looks at crucial issues beyond the scope of Capital, such as class struggle, the relationship between capital and the state, accusations of historical determinism, and Marx's understanding of communism. Uniquely, Heinrich emphasizes the monetary character of Marx's work, in addition to the traditional emphasis on the labor theory of value, this highlighting the relevance of Capital to the age of financial explosions and implosions.
An Introduction to Criminal and Judicial Procedure
Author: Thomas N. McInnis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
View: 5444This work introduces the reader to the intricacies of the American legal system using the Christian Burial Case to illustrate all the stages of the legal process, from the point of arrest, to the trial, the appellate process and, ultimately, the Supreme Court.
A Conceptual Approach
Author: M. O. Dickerson,Thomas Flanagan,Brenda O'Neill
Publisher: Cengage Learning
View: 2909An Introduction To Government and Politics, Eighth Edition continues to build on its tremendous success by maintaining the hallmark features that have made this text a favourite amongst students and instructors through seven editions. Together with new co-author Brenda O?Neill, Mark Dickerson and Tom Flanagan have developed a comprehensive and accessible text with a historical and ?Canadianist?-based approach that appeals to the traditional Introduction to Political Science course. Its many illustrative examples reflect today?s political realities, and are set forth in a meaningful web of inferences and generalizations about the larger domain, ensuring better results than either an abstract discussion of general principles or an encyclopedic recitation of isolated facts.