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Law 101

Law 101

Everything You Need to Know about American Law, Fifth Edition

  • Author: Jay M. Feinman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190866322
  • Category: LAW
  • Page: 376
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"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"--

Law 101

Law 101

Everything You Need to Know About American Law, Fifth Edition

  • Author: Jay M. Feinman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190866349
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 384
  • View: 7627
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In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. In the years since the publication of the fourth edition, there have been many important developments on the legal front. The Supreme Court has issued important decisions on presidential powers, freedom of religion, and personal liberty. Police shootings and the rise of Black Lives Matter has impacted the court system too. The rise of arbitration at the expense of jury trials has affected the rights of consumers, and internet law remains in a state of constant change. This fully updated fifth edition of Law 101 accounts for all these developments and more, as Feinman once again provides a clear introduction to American law. 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. To illustrate how the legal system works, Feinman draws from noteworthy, infamous, and even outrageous examples and cases. We learn about the case involving scalding coffee that cost McDonald's half a million dollars, the murder trial in Victorian London that gave us the legal definition of insanity, and the epochal decision of Marbury vs. Madison that gave the Supreme Court the power to declare state and federal law unconstitutional. A key to learning about the law is understanding legal vocabulary, and Feinman helps by clarifying terms like "due process" and "equal protection," as well as by drawing distinctions between terms like "murder" and "manslaughter." Above all, Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law can be understood by everyone. Perfect for students contemplating law school, journalists covering legislature, or even casual fans of "court-television" shows, Law 101 is a clear and accessible introduction to the American legal system.

Law 101

Law 101

Everything You Need to Know About American Law, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Jay Feinman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199341702
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 400
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In each of the first three editions of the bestselling Law 101, Jay Feinman gave readers an upbeat and vivid examination of the American legal system. Since the third edition was published in 2010, much has happened: several key Supreme Court cases have been decided, we've seen sensational criminal trials, and the legal system has had to account for the latest developments in Internet law. This fully updated fourth edition of Law 101 accounts for all this and more, as Feinman once again provides a clear introduction to American law. 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. To accomplish this, Feinman brings in the most noteworthy, infamous, and often outrageous examples and cases. We learn about the case involving scalding coffee that cost McDonald's half a million dollars, the murder trial in Victorian London that gave us the legal definition of insanity, and the epochal decision of Marbury vs. Madison that gave the Supreme Court the power to declare state and federal law unconstitutional. A key to learning about the law is learning legal vocabulary, and Feinman helps by clarifying terms like "due process" and "equal protection," as well as by drawing distinctions between terms like "murder" and "manslaughter." Above all, though, is that Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law is can be understood by everyone. Perfect for students contemplating law school, journalists covering legislature, or even casual fans of "court-television" shows, Law 101 is a clear and accessible introduction to the American legal system. New to this edition: Featured analysis of: -the Obamacare case -Citizens United -the DOMA decision -the Trayvon Martin case As well as recent legal developments pertaining to: -online contracting -mortgages -police investigations -criminal sentencing

One Thousand and One Legal Words You Need to Know

One Thousand and One Legal Words You Need to Know

  • Author: Jay M. Feinman,James Edward Clapp
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0195181336
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 239
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A helpful legal reference provides definitions, etymologies, and sample sentences for a wide variety of legal terms and phrases, along with information on such topics as living wills, inheritance, legal ethics, power of attorney, and contracts. Reprint.

Law 101

Law 101

An Essential Reference for Your Everyday Legal Questions

  • Author: Brien A Roche,John Roche,Sean Roche
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781402240355
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 272
  • View: 7494
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A solid reference for both the everyday and the unexpected legal issues, written by practicing attorneys Law 101 is an essential reference that explains: How laws are made How the court system works How each area of the law impacts your daily life Key information for important questions: How does a lawsuit begin? How do civil and criminal law differ? When do state laws trump federal laws? What makes a contract solid? What can you expect if called as a juror? What can you expect if called as a witness? And other complex areas of the law that you need to know. No home reference shelf is complete without this indispensible guide. The new edition also includes information on legal subjects that have become more important recently, including alternative dispute resolution, privacy rights, and Internet law.

Law For Dummies

Law For Dummies

  • Author: John Ventura
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118054083
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 384
  • View: 4873
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Get answers to your legal questions — in plain English! Find out how to protect your family, your money, your job, and your rights If you're like most people, you probably don't know much about your legal rights and responsibilities — until you run smack-dab into a messy legal problem. Now revised and updated, this friendly guide helps you get a handle on a wide range of everyday legal issues, decipher legal mumbo-jumbo — and come out on top. Discover how to: Protect your child support rights Arm yourself against identity theft Clean up your credit and improve your credit score Hire the right attorney for your needs Draw up wills and living wills

Overview of U.S. Law

Overview of U.S. Law

  • Author: Ellen S. Podgor
  • Publisher: LexisNexis
  • ISBN: 0327178396
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 464
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This is a book that provides a preliminary examination of seventeen different subjects covered in law schools across the United States. Each chapter offers a succinct and organized review of the topic and begins with a detailed outline of the subject. Expert legal academics, drawn from a number of outstanding American law schools, authored each of the different chapters. The opening chapter of the book provides an overview of the legal system in the United States, and offers comparison with a civil code system. The book covers basic first year courses like Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Property. It also examines typical bar-type courses such as Wills and Trusts, Evidence, and Family Law. Finally, there are chapters on some "hot topics," such as Intellectual Property. The final chapter of the book examines the practice of law in the United States. Overview of U.S. Law is intended for students who are considering attending law school, those who plan to participate in an LL.M. program in the United States, and those outside the U.S. who seek an overview of the legal system. The chapters were designed with foreign lawyers and international students in mind. This book is part of a project, which the editors affectionately refer to as "The U.S. Law Project." The actual project includes lectures on each of the subjects covered in the book, and the video lectures are presented by the same individual who authored the chapter in the book.

An Introduction to American Law

An Introduction to American Law

  • Author: Daniel Allan Rosen,Bruce Aronson,David G. Litt,John Peter Stern,Gerald Paul McAlinn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781611638455
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 533
  • View: 3841
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Deconstructing Legal Analysis

Deconstructing Legal Analysis

A 1L Primer

  • Author: Peter T. Wendel
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454804505
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 224
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Peter T. Wendel has taught academic success workshops at over thirty-five law schools throughout the country. In Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer, he provides a variety of time-tested techniques-including a unique model for visualizing legal analysis-to teach students how to think like lawyers and take law school exams. Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer features: a unique, visual pedagogical method that illustrates a relational analysis of facts, rules, and public policy an interactive approach that consistently encourages students to write down their answers to carefully guided questions a great teaching case, Pierson v. Post, showing how a layperson reads a case as compared to how a lawyer would read the same case useful templates and methods for legal analysis and essay-exam writing, such as IRAC and IRRAC exam-taking tips and guidance that emphasize flexibility, rather than a formulaic approach If experience is the best teacher, then Deconstructing Legal Analysis is an essential for academic success in law school.

Fundamentals of Franchising

Fundamentals of Franchising

  • Author: Rupert M. Barkoff,Andrew C. Selden
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • ISBN: 9781604420531
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 401
  • View: 9006
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Fundamentals of Franchising is charged with useful definitions, practical tips, and expert advice from experienced practitioners. Written specifically to help lawyers and non-lawyers brush up on franchise law, this practical guide examines franchise law from a wide-range of experiences and viewpoints. Each chapter is written by two experienced practitioners and provides you with a well-rounded overview of franchise law and alerts you to issues that may require further research or expertise.

The Criminal Law Handbook

The Criminal Law Handbook

Know Your Rights, Survive the System

  • Author: Paul Bergman,Sara J. Berman
  • Publisher: Nolo
  • ISBN: 1413324711
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 672
  • View: 1557
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The criminal justice system is complicated, understand it and your rights Criminal law is full of complex rules and procedures, but this book demystifies them. It explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and—most important—the options for suspects, defendants, and victims. It also provides critical information on working with a lawyer. In plain English, The Criminal Law Handbook covers: search and seizure arrest, booking, and bail Miranda arraignment plea bargains trials sentencing working with defense attorneys common defenses constitutional rights juvenile court preliminary hearings appeals, and public defenders This edition is completely updated, covering the latest changes in criminal and U.S Supreme Court cases. Written by the authors of Represent Yourself in Court, Paul Bergman, J.D. and Sara Berman, J.D.

So You Want to be a Lawyer

So You Want to be a Lawyer

The Ultimate Guide to Getting into and Succeeding in Law School

  • Author: Lisa Fairchild Jones, Esq.,Timothy B. Francis, Esq.,Walter C. Jones, Esq.
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 151072639X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 352
  • View: 8957
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Completely revised and updated, So You Want to Be a Lawyer takes you through the process of becoming a lawyer, examining each phase in a helpful and easy-to-understand narrative. Find out what practicing law is like before you step into your first law school class. Practice solving legal problems as law students would in law school and lawyers might in an actual courtroom. Find out how to get into law school. And there’s much more: •Advice on how to select a law school, along with names and addresses of American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools •An explanation of the law school admissions process, and ways to improve your chances for getting in •Practical exercises and advice that will give you a head start over other first-year law students •Information about career opportunities as a lawyer Written by three experienced lawyers, this book will help you understand the types of problems facing law students and lawyers on a daily basis. Not only will it prepare you for law school, but it will also become your trusted guide on the path to becoming a successful lawyer.

American Law 101

American Law 101

An Easy Primer on the U.S. Legal System

  • Author: Jasper Kim
  • Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
  • ISBN: 9781627228589
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 180
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This new book offers an approachable user's guide to both the spirit and the letter of the law underlying the U.S. legal system. It provides explanations and examples of most of the concepts covered in law schools explained in plain English, with minimum use of jargon. It also offers copies of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. It's perfect for anyone who wishes a concise and approachable guide to the U.S. Legal system.

Law School Confidential

Law School Confidential

A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students

  • Author: Robert H. Miller
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 1250107873
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 432
  • View: 3635
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I WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW! Don't get to the end of your law school career muttering these words to yourself! Take the first step toward building a productive, successful, and perhaps even pleasant law school experience—read this book! Written by students, for students, Law School Confidential has been the "must-have" guide for anyone thinking about, applying to, or attending law school for more than a decade. And now, in this newly revised third edition, it's more valuable than ever. This isn't the advice of graying professors or battle-scarred practitioners long removed from law school. Robert H. Miller has assembled a blue-ribbon panel of recent graduates from across the country to offer realistic and informative firsthand advice about what law school is really like. This updated edition contains the very latest information and strategies for thriving and surviving in law school—from navigating the admissions process and securing financial aid, choosing classes, studying and exam strategies, and securing a seat on the law review to getting a judicial clerkship and a job, passing the bar exam, and much, much more. Newly added material also reveals a sea change that is just starting to occur in legal education, turning it away from the theory-based platform of the previous several decades to a pragmatic platform being demanded by the rigors of today's practices. Law School Confidential is a complete guide to the law school experience that no prospective or current law student can afford to be without.

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States

  • Author: Edward Allan Farnsworth,Steve Sheppard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0199733104
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 227
  • View: 3440
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An excellent introduction or refresher in the United States legal system for all,especially students and foreign audiences.

An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning

An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning

  • Author: Steven J. Burton
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454822635
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 224
  • View: 3894
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Now in its Third Edition, An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning continues to be the ideal go-to for the first year law student. It is a short, practical book that introduces beginning law students and others to contemporary law and legal reasoning. By presenting these topics through various discussions of cases and examples, it provides students with a solid source to reference for years to come. A dependable, practical source, that: Covers analogical and deductive reasoning, as well as the roles of legal conventions, purposes, and policies in legal reasoning Discusses cases of varying difficulty to diversify the learning process Presents law and legal reasoning primarily through discussions of cases and examples that avoid the abstraction characteristic of most competing books Emphasizes the law as used in practice by lawyers and judges Provides an explicit and systematic introduction to law and legal reasoning Offers a source suitable for use as supplementary reading in any first year course, in legal research and writing courses, in paralegal courses, and in other settings This great new edition has been carefully updated to include: A new chapter, "Hardest Cases," that highlights cases notorious in the press Updates throughout that guarantee the most current legal information

Glanville Williams

Glanville Williams

Learning the Law

  • Author: Glanville Llewelyn Williams,A. T. H. Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780414028234
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 304
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This work contains all the beginner needs to know about the methodology of studying law. Ranging widely across legal skills, source materials, and methods of study and assessment, it introduces legal problems and describes how to tackle them.

Law School 101

Law School 101

  • Author: R. Stephanie Good
  • Publisher: SphinxLegal
  • ISBN: 1572483741
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 217
  • View: 4798
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Law School 101 is an insightful and often humorous guide to help students anticipate the trials, tribulations, and thrills of going to law school.

Law 101

Law 101

Everything You Need to Know about American Law, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Jake K. Godfrey
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781516835225
  • Category:
  • Page: 172
  • View: 1416
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Thought-provoking and accessible in approach, this updated and expanded second edition of the Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law, Fourth Edition provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for advanced graduate-level students. We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career. Feel free to send us your enquiries related to our publications to [email protected] Rise Press