Fundamentals of American Law

Author: Alan B. Morrison,New York University. School of Law

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198764052

Category: Law

Page: 666

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The American legal system is the most significant in the world today, yet until recently there had not been a book that provided both the basic rules and the theoretical understanding necessary to comprehend it. Now, Fundamentals of American Law supplies these concepts to a number of audiences, ranging from students and scholars of law to business people and government officials; from those whose work regularly involves legal issues and who want to understand the law better than they do now, to the general reader who wants to gain a stronger appreciation of our legal system. In twenty-three chapters, the book looks at the overarching principles of American law, the seven subject areas primarily governed by the States, and the eight areas governed by Federal Law. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in that area. All of the authors are on the faculty of the New York University School of Law, regarded as one of the elite law schools in America, and this work is offered as an element of its unique Global Law School Program. The book not only provides the reader with a solid foundation of American law, but will also serve as a basic reference book for years to come. Fundamentals of American Law is one volume anyone will want to have on hand to gain an understanding of our legal system.
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People Without Rights

An Interpretation of the Fundamentals of the Law of Slavery in the U.S. South

Author: Andrew Fede

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415669715

Category: History

Page: 282

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First published in September 1992, the book traces the nature and development of the fundamental legal relationships among slaves, masters, and third parties. It shows how the colonial and antebellum Southern judges and legislators accommodated slaverye(tm)s social relationships into the common law, and how slave law evolved in different states over time in response to social political, economic, and intellectual developments. The book states that the law of slavery in the US South treated slaves both as people and property. It reconciles this apparent contradiction by demonstrating that slaves were defined in the law as items of human property without any legal rights. When the lawmakers recognized slaves as people, they burdened slaves with added legal duties and disabilities. This epitomized in legal terms slaverye(tm)s oppressive social relationships. The book also illustrates how cases in which the lawmakers recognized slaves as people legitimized slaverye(tm)s inhumanity. References in the law to the legal humanity of people held as slaves are shown to be rhetorical devices and cruel ironies that regulated the relative rights of the slavese(tm) owners and other free people that were embodied in people held as slaves. Thus, it is argued that it never makes sense to think of slave legal rights. This was so even when the lawmakers regulated the individual masterse(tm) rights to treat their slaves as they wished. These regulations advanced policies that the lawmakers perceived to be in the public interest within the context of a slave society.
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Fundamentals of legal research

Author: J. Myron Jacobstein,Roy M. Mersky,Donald J. Dunn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 810

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Seventh Edition. By Professor J. Myron Jacobstein, Stanford University; Roy M. Mersky, University of Texas and Dean Donald J. Dunn, Western New England College
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Fundamentals of Health Law

Author: Barry D. Alexander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781422489611

Category: Medical care

Page: 564

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This specialized and complex field of health law requires a thorough grounding in the basics, and Fundamentals of Health Law, 5th Edition, provides that grounding like no other book on the market does. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and made current to cover the basic issues of health law practice, from patient to facility issues, from permits and regulation issues to compliance and investigation issues, and includes issues raised by new laws, regulations and guidelines promulgated since the fourth edition in 2008, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This publication covers fundamental legal principles and issues to assist: * New Practitioners or experienced attorneys entering their first years of health-law practice; * Professors of health law searching for a comprehensive text for their students; and * Users of any law library looking for answers on the health law resource shelf.
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Fundamentals of Legal Research

Author: Roy M. Mersky,Donald J. Dunn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 821

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Updated to include the latest developments, Fundamentals of Legal Research provides an authoritative introduction and guide to all aspects of legal research. The guide offers an in-depth discussion of the legal research process, including citators, research aids, computer-assisted research, and key Internet sources. The book's 1000+ new appendix entries simplify research, and its illustrations and charts help clarify fundamentals. Designed for use in conjunction with Jacobstein, Mersky, and Dunn's Assignment to Fundamentals of Legal Research, a workbook of exercises that complement and reinforce information in the textbook, this textbook provides updated information on digests, federal legislation, federal legislative histories, administrative law, citators, electronic legal research, legal citation form, and federal tax. The eighth edition also includes significant discussion of the Internet, information from both The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Manual (from the Association of Legal Writing Directors), and a new chapter on United Kingdom legal systems.
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Fundamentals of Legal Research

Author: Steven Barkan,Barbara Bintliff,Mary Whisner

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609300562

Category: Law

Page: 828

View: 6717

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This classic textbook has been updated to include the latest methods and resources. Fundamentals of Legal Research provides an authoritative introduction and guide to all aspects of legal research, integrating electronic and print sources. The Tenth Edition includes chapters on the true basics (case reporting, statutes, and so on) as well as more specialized chapters on legislative history, tax law, international law, and the law of the United Kingdom. A new chapter addresses Native American tribal law. Chapters on the research process, legal writing, and citation format help integrate legal research into the larger process of solving legal problems and communicating the solutions. This edition includes an updated glossary of research terms and revised tables and appendixes. Because of its depth and breadth, this text is well suited for advanced legal research classes; it is a book that students will want to retain for future use. Moreover, it has a place on librarians' and attorneys' ready reference shelves. Barkan, Bintliff and Whisner's Assignments to Fundamentals of Legal Research complements the text.
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