An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: John M. Scheb II,Hemant Sharma

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861398

Category: Law

Page: 576

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The Fourth Edition of An Introduction to the American Legal System provides both historical context and thoroughly up-to-date coverage of all aspects of American law and the legal system. Vivid examples, on-point case summaries, and hot-button issues make this text an obvious choice for paralegal, criminal justice, political science, or legal studies courses. Key New Features Cases in Point that concisely illustrate how the law applies in the real world Questions for discussion in every chapter that point to high-interest issues for debate Discussions of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as the Obamacare decisions, the Defense of Marriage Act decision, and key rulings on recess appointments and First Amendment Rights Contemporary topical coverage, such as the national security legislation and whistleblowers Updated discussions of justifiable use of force, intellectual property, abortion rights, capital punishment, and affirmative action A well-crafted design that includes learning objectives and chapter outlines A convenient Glossary of Legal Terms and The Constitution of the United States of America in the Appendices
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An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: John M. Scheb,Hemant Sharma

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9781454808961

Category: Law

Page: 526

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The Second Edition of this successful text, An Introduction to the American Legal System, continues to offer an accessible, practical overview of the American Legal System. It introduces students to legal concepts, procedures, and principles while giving them a solid grounding in important areas of substantive law as well as in legal history. Among the features that make this text such an excellent teaching tool: organization into four parts progresses logically from the origins of the law through legislation and procedure Part I, Foundation of the Legal System, sets forth the fundamental concepts of the law and examines the historical development of the legal system Part II, Substance of the Law, provides an overview of constitutional law, criminal law, torts, property, contracts, business, and family law Part III, The Legal Process, surveys civil and criminal procedure Part IV, Legislative and Administrative Developments in the Law, covers legislation and administrative law concise "Cases in Point" illustrate the applicability of the law to real world issues capture student interest questions in every chapter stimulate thought and classroom discussion a strong pedagogy includes learning objectives, chapter outlines, and a glossary New to the Second Edition: expanded coverage of torts and property law increased focus on crimes and criminal procedure new and expanded discussion of the PATRIOT Act, including new amendments and results of recent litigation, as well as material on terrorism and immigration offenses updated cases include new, hot-button cases, such as "Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Crawford v. Washington" on the admissibility of hearsay evidence in criminal cases an expanded section on battered woman syndrome and battered child syndrome Appendices on how to find the law and how to brief a case
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An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: John M. Scheb

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766827592

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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"An Introduction to the American Legal System" is ideal for undergraduate students in legal studies, political science, criminal justice, pre-law, and sociology programs, paralegal programs, as well as for anyone with an interest in the historical and contemporary approaches to law in America.
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An Introduction to the American Legal System, Government, and Constitutional Law

Author: Diane S. Kaplan

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454870958

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This new coursebook introduces students to the relationship among the American constitutional, governmental, and legal systems. With a clear and concise presentation, this book explores historical and contemporary events, judicial opinions, and constitutional provisions that demonstrate how the three systems accommodate social progress in an ever-changing and highly diverse nation. Perfect for LLM courses or even undergraduate classes, this book aims to teach students how to understand constitutional doctrines, brief judicial opinions, and how American history affects contemporary legal issues. Features: Clear and concise presentation and logical organization of material making it an excellent introductory book to the American legal system Inclusion of modern cases on relevant topics, such as same-sex marriage, legalization of marijuana, and homicidal laws affecting juveniles Chapter questions that facilitate basic legal analysis through hypotheticals, opinion briefing, and application of constitutional provisions Inclusion of important historical and political events, such as lawsuits brought against Presidents, congressional impeachment powers, the Electoral College System, the Supreme Court s resolution of voting issues, the Civil War and post Civil War constitutional amendments, the Civil Rights movement, presidential and congressional war powers, and Supreme Court opinions about Guantanamo Bay detainees
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An Introduction to the American Legal System, Government, and Constitution

Author: Diane S. Kaplan

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454857334

Category: Law

Page: 300

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This new coursebook introduces students to the relationship among the American constitutional, governmental, and legal systems. With a clear and concise presentation, this book explores historical and contemporary events, judicial opinions, and constitutional provisions that demonstrate how the three systems accommodate social progress in an ever-changing and highly diverse nation. Perfect for LLM courses or even undergraduate classes, this book aims to teach students how to understand constitutional doctrines, brief judicial opinions, and how American history affects contemporary legal issues. Features: Clear and concise presentation and logical organization of material making it an excellent introductory book to the American legal system Inclusion of modern cases on relevant topics, such as same-sex marriage, legalization of marijuana, and homicidal laws affecting juveniles Chapter questions that facilitate basic legal analysis through hypotheticals, opinion briefing, and application of constitutional provisions Inclusion of important historical and political events, such as lawsuits brought against Presidents, congressional impeachment powers, the Electoral College System, the Supreme Court s resolution of voting issues, the Civil War and post Civil War constitutional amendments, the Civil Rights movement, presidential and congressional war powers, and Supreme Court opinions about Guantanamo Bay detainees
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Introduction to Law for Paralegals

A Critical Thinking Approach

Author: Katherine A. Currier,Thomas E. Eimermann

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735598751

Category: Law

Page: 826

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A comprehensive and accessible text, specifically written for paralegal students, Introduction to Law for Paralegals provides an in-depth introduction to the key concepts in the American legal system, research and analysis of legal material, as well as legal ethics and substantive law. Supported by strong pedagogy and a critical-thinking approach to edited cases, the material is engaging, well-written and highly teachable. The Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect new cases and changes in statutory law, with new reasoning exercises to challenge and engage students. Updated Internet references and Web-based exercises are also included. The rich Appendix now includes the full text of the U.S. Constitution. Features: Comprehensive, accessible overview of all key concepts covered in an introduction to law course. Highly teachable style, with detailed Instructor's Manual, Test Bank and PowerPoints. In-depth coverage written specifically for paralegal students, including: The role of the paralegal. Sources and classification of law. Structure of the court system. Overview of litigation Basics of legal analysis, research, and writing. Legal ethics and substantive law. Critical-thinking approach introduces students to the study of law. Use of edited cases to teach students how to read and analyze the law. Engaging hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Material presented in organized and well-written format. Strong pedagogy throughout includes: Ethic alerts. Marginal definitions. Internet references. Legal reasoning exercises. Appendices on good writing, citation form, ethical codes and Net notes. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition includes: Streamlined presentation. New cases and changes in statutory law. New Web-based exercises. Updated Internet references throughout. New legal reasoning exercises reflecting current cases. Complete U.S. Constitution as an appendix.
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Introduction to Paralegal Studies

A Critical Thinking Approach

Author: Katherine A. Currier,Thomas E. Eimermann

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454819197

Category: Law

Page: 720

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This comprehensive, intelligent overview covers all the key concepts addressed in a typical introduction to paralegal studies course and teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases. The carefully organized, accessible text combines an introduction to law and legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legal system. A critical thinking approach introduces students to the study of law, encouraging them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach is divided into four parts, reflecting the progression of an introductory course: Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System; Part II: Substance of the Law; Part III: Legal Analysis and Research; Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World. Strong pedagogy includes ethics alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises throughout the book. An excellent ancillary package is available to instructors, with a comprehensive Manual, in-depth test bank, and PowerPoint slides. The Fifth Edition features new developments incorporated throughout the text. New web exercises as well as new and updated assignments bring the text up to the minute. The chapters on Statutory Law and Court Opinions have been edited for greater clarity and comprehension. Features: comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introductory course combines legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do critical thinking approach introduces students to the study of law encourages interaction through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions divided into four parts, reflecting the course Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System Part II: Substance of the Law Part III: Legal Analysis and Research Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World teaches basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases strong pedagogy and well-organized format ethics alerts marginal definitions Internet references legal reasoning exercises throughout the book excellent ancillary package comprehensive Instructor s Manual in-depth test bank PowerPoint slides Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition presents: new web exercises new developments incorporated throughout this edition new and updated assignments chapters on Statutory Law and Court Opinions edited for greater clarity and comprehension
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The American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers

Author: Eldon H. Reiley,Connie de la Vega

Publisher: Kluwer Law International

ISBN: 9781454807254

Category: Law

Page: 507

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Heavily classroom-tested by the authors and other instructors, this powerful teaching tool puts an emphasis on vocabulary and solid learning aids to introduce the American legal system to foreign law students. Focusing on constitutional law, the authors provide in-depth coverage of major issues such as the health care mandate, Arizona immigration law, the Defense of Marriage Act, affirmative action, the Supreme Court citation on international authority and more. The American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers uses contract law to show the continued development of common law and considers the role and function of judges, characterizing the differences between common and civil law. Other important issues are highlighted such as the differences between judicial review of legislation under constitutional challenge, judicial interpretation of statutes, and judicial development and application of common law contract and property law principles. Interesting cases and solid case-reading coverage combine with tables, graphical material, and glossaries to help students grasp United States law. Features of The American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers: Heavily class-room tested by the authors and other instructors In-depth coverage of major issues Health Care Mandate Arizona immigration law Defense of Marriage Act Absorption of the Second Amendment Affirmative Action Supreme Court citation on international authority Uses contract law to show continued development of common law Considers the role and function of judges, characterizing the differences between common and civil law Highlights important differences judicial review of legislation under constitutional challenge judicial interpretation of statutes judicial development and application of common law contract and property law principles Teaching and learning aids tables charts and graphical materials chapter and whole book glossaries Interesting cases and coverage of case-reading
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A Practical Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Strategies for Success

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 0735569479

Category: Law

Page: 452

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* COMPANION WEBSITE www.aspenparalegaled.com/bouchoux_practicalintro2 ( Contact your Aspen Representative for more information about these resources.) Bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world, respected author Deborah E. Bouchoux offers this thorough exploration of the entire paralegal profession, as well as a specific inventory of what students will be expected to know, and the tasks they will be expected to perform, as working paralegals in law office and other legal environments. This concise yet thorough orientation to the work of the paralegal provides : practical guidance for transferring and applying classroom lessons to the law office environment logical three-section organization: making connections between study skills, the paralegal profession, and the American legal system connecting paralegal research, analysis, and writing to the tasks of interviewing and investigations looking at the tasks of the working paralegal, different types of law practice, the law office environment, strategies for career development (including resume preparation, job interview preparation, and job resignations), and techniques for succeeding in the workplace topical coverage that closely adheres to the nature of paralegal work: effective ways to improve note taking how to respond to ethical misconduct in the workplace common blunders when using e-mail cultivating listening skills best practices for timekeeping and billing pedagogical devices that enhance learning, such as chapter overviews, key terms, marginal definitions, website references, case illustrations, practice tips, and chapter summaries research task exercises and Internet-based exercises in each chapter that mirror those performed by the working paralegal comprehensive teaching package that includes: Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, chapter outlines, answers to all end-of-chapter discussion and research questions, additional practice exercises Test Bank with more than 400 questions PowerPoint slides Updated throughout, with new Case Illustrations, Discussion Questions, and Internet Closing Argument Assignments, the Second Edition offers: an overview of recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the production of electronically stored information discussion of class action suits and multidistrict litigation a review of new electronic tools used in law firms discussion of cutting-edge topics, such as electronically existing metadata and its implications for attorney-client privilege, and whether legal blawgs constitute advertising a fresh look at professional appearance, demeanor, and etiquette in the workplace new and updated information on salary trends, popular paralegal fields, billable hour requirements, and more Emphasizing practical skills and the role of the paralegal, Deborah E. Bouchoux shines a light on the paralegal profession by showing students what paralegals actually do. *Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or [email protected]
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Introduction to Criminal Justice

The Essentials

Author: L. Thomas Winfree Jr.,L. Thomas Winfree (Jr.),G. Larry Mays,Leanne Fiftal Alarid

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454835680

Category: Law

Page: 448

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Criminal Law: The Basics introduces readers to the history, sources, and concepts of criminal law in a clear and concise style that is ideal for undergraduates. By engaging with realistic hypothetical exercises, students learn how to identify the elements of substantive criminal offenses. Frank A. Schubert continues to emphasize the dual influences of common law and federalism in shaping American criminal law. New to the Third Edition: Dozens of recent primary cases text, including Miller v. Alabama on the sentencing of juveniles to life imprisonment without parole A review of the major milestones in American criminal law history Expanded coverage of self-defense, including make my day and stand your ground statutory material in Chapter Five Broad discussion of federal criminal law
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