An Introduction to the Legal Process
Author: Ethan Katsh
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Category: Political Science
View: 5062Before the Law promotes an interdisciplinary approach for introducing students to the purpose and practice of law in our society. Excerpts from recent and classic court cases, as well as material on trends in legal studies come from a range of legal sources, including court opinions; sociological, psychological, and anthropological analyses; historical and philosophical approaches; and literary reflections. Readings cover such current topics as online dispute resolution and protection of personal and property rights in cyberspace; gay marriage; and post–9/11 legislation for fighting terrorism. The pedagogy features epigraphs, introductory comments, notes and questions, conclusions, suggested reading, and an index. All six authors are founding members of the American Legal Studies Association, which promotes legal education courses for undergraduates.