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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: 8406
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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

  • Author: Jay M. Feinman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
  • ISBN: 0199341699
  • Category: History
  • Page: 359
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"[A] fully updated survey of American law that incorporates fresh materials on recent Supreme Court cases, the latest developments in Internet law, and sensational criminal trials"--Flap page 1 of dust jacket.

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: 5818
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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.

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
  • View: 9997
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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.

Whose Monet?

Whose Monet?

An Introduction to the American Legal System

  • Author: John A. Humbach
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454876166
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9329
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This extraordinary paperback provides a highly accessible and appealing orientation to the American legal system and presents basic concepts of civil litigation to first-year law students. Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System focuses on a lengthy dispute over the ownership of a painting as a vehicle for introducing students to the basic law school tasks of reading analytically, understanding legal materials, and working with the common law. The author and his colleagues have used these materials successfully in their classrooms for many years, ensuring their teachability and effectiveness: Whose Monet? can be used as primary course material in orientation courses or seminars, as well as collateral reading for in-semester Legal Process or Civil Procedure courses The organization is logical and straightforward and the accessible writing style--lucid, descriptive, and conversational--is ideal for incoming students The major events in a lawsuit are considered, and the text sheds light on how the law is applied in a civil dispute, introducing common law and statutory law and the various courts and their interrelationship (trial/appellate, state/federal) The author draws on judicial opinions, litigation papers, transcripts, and selections from commentators and various jurisprudential sources, thereby exposing the first-year student to as broad a spectrum of materials as possible Telling the story of a real lawsuit (DeWeerth v. Baldinger)--from client intake through trial and various appeals--draws students into the legal process by means of an engaging narrative and makes for a truly enjoying teaching experience for professors The lawyer's role is examined in both its functional and moral dimensions: What do lawyers do? What does society legitimately expect lawyers to do? This book is suitable for both classroom and stand-alone assigned reading

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.

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
  • View: 9516
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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.

Delay, Deny, Defend

Delay, Deny, Defend

Why Insurance Companies Don't Pay Claim and What You Can DoAbout It

  • Author: Jay M. Feinman
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101196289
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 4150
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An expose of insurance injustice and a plan for consumers and lawmakers to fight it Over the last two decades, insurance has become less of a safety net and more of a spider's web: sticky and complicated, designed to ensnare as much as to aid. Insurance companies now often try to delay payment of justified claims, deny payment altogether, and defend these actions by forcing claimants to enter litigation. Jay M. Feinman, a legal scholar and insurance expert, explains how these trends developed, how the government ought to fix the system, and what the rest of us can do to protect ourselves. He shows that the denial of valid claims is not occasional or accidental or the fault of a few bad employees. It's the result of an increasing and systematic focus on maximizing profits by major companies such as Allstate and State Farm. Citing dozens of stories of victims who were unfairly denied payment, Feinman explains how people can be more cautious when shopping for policies and what to do when pursuing a disputed claim. He also lays out a plan for the legal reforms needed to prevent future abuses. This exposé will help drive the discussion of this increasingly hot- button issue.

101 Things You Need to Know about Internet Law

101 Things You Need to Know about Internet Law

  • Author: Jonathan Bick
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
  • ISBN: 9780609806333
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 235
  • View: 3965
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A guide for individuals buying, selling, and advertising over the Internet discusses the legal issues regarding e-commerce, including domain names, liability, digital signatures, Internet taxation, and privacy rights.

An Introduction to the American Legal System

An Introduction to the American Legal System

  • Author: John M. Scheb
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780766827592
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 472
  • View: 1922
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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.

American Law

American Law

An Introduction

  • Author: Lawrence M. Friedman,Grant M. Hayden
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190460598
  • Category:
  • Page: 384
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This book provides an introduction to the American legal system for a broad readership. Its focus is on law in practice, on the role of the law in American society; and how the social context affects the living law of the United States. It covers the institutions of law creation and application, law in American government, American legal culture and the legal profession, American criminal and civil justice, and civil rights. Clearly written, the book has been widely used in both undergraduate and graduate courses as an introduction to the legal system; it will be useful, too, to a general audience interested in understanding how this vital social system works. This new edition follows the same basic structure as applied in the previous editions providing a thorough revision and reworking of the text. This edition reflects upon what has happened in the years since the second edition was published in 1998, and how these events and evolutions have shaped our fundamental comprehension of the workings of the American legal system today.

Un-Making Law

Un-Making Law

The Conservative Campaign to Roll Back the Common Law

  • Author: Jay M. Feinman
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 9780807044278
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 235
  • View: 3723
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Conservatives are engaged in a campaign to turn back the clock on the common law—the law of contract, property, and personal injury—to increase the rights of big business. Some significant inroads have already protected gun manufacturers from lawsuits and hampered the government’s protection of the environment, for example; more rollbacks are on the horizon. Insurance companies and HMOs are anticipating a huge bonus if the rights of patients are severely curtailed by Congress. “Un-Making Law . . . points out that George Bush’s agenda involves more than playing cowboy in Iraq and giving tax breaks to fat cats. It also includes enacting tort reform, which . . . would ultimately reduce legal protections available to ordinary Americans while increasing those same protections for HMOs, drug companies, and other manufacturers.” —Frank Rubino, Philadelphia Weekly “I highly recommend this book . . . It recognizes that tort law is not the only target in this radical campaign to reduce consumer rights. Today’s neo-conservatives also seek absolute property rights and contracts free of government regulation. Feinman’s book is a thunderbolt.” —Michael Rustad, Trial Magazine

Law For Dummies

Law For Dummies

  • Author: John Ventura
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118054083
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 384
  • View: 3874
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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

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: 1484
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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.

The Legal Analyst

The Legal Analyst

A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law

  • Author: Ward Farnsworth
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226238369
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 326
  • View: 3526
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There are two kinds of knowledge law school teaches: legal rules on the one hand, and tools for thinking about legal problems on the other. Although the tools are far more interesting and useful than the rules, they tend to be neglected in favor of other aspects of the curriculum. In The Legal Analyst, Ward Farnsworth brings together in one place all of the most powerful of those tools for thinking about law. From classic ideas in game theory such as the “Prisoner’s Dilemma” and the “Stag Hunt” to psychological principles such as hindsight bias and framing effects, from ideas in jurisprudence such as the slippery slope to more than two dozen other such principles, Farnsworth’s guide leads readers through the fascinating world of legal thought. Each chapter introduces a single tool and shows how it can be used to solve different types of problems. The explanations are written in clear, lively language and illustrated with a wide range of examples. The Legal Analyst is an indispensable user’s manual for law students, experienced practitioners seeking a one-stop guide to legal principles, or anyone else with an interest in the law.

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: 6508
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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.

American Law and the American Legal System in a Nutshell

American Law and the American Legal System in a Nutshell

  • Author: Lloyd Bonfield
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780314150165
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 370
  • View: 6150
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This book, suitable as a primer for foreign LLMs -- or as an introductory survey for American students of both procedural and substantive law -- is a comprehensive, though concise, survey of the American legal system -- its structure and its methodology.

Dictionary of Legal Terms, 5th edition

Dictionary of Legal Terms, 5th edition

  • Author: Steven H. Gifis
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • ISBN: 1438067968
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 600
  • View: 1953
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Updated to include new terms and to incorporate recent changes in laws and judicial interpretations, this dictionary includes over 2500 legal terms defined in clear, easy-to-understand English. Non-lawyers will appreciate this title as it cuts through the complexities of legal jargon and presents definitions and explanations that are easily understood and referenced. Also includes hundered of examples to illustrate the definitions.