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American Law and Legal Systems, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By James V. Calvi, Susan Coleman

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 14, 2011

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American Law and Legal Systems examines the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework with great clarity and insight. Readers are introduced to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the authors skillfully explain the basics—from how a lawsuit is filed to the final appeal. This new edition provides essential updates to forensic and scientific evidence, contract law, family law, and includes new text boxes and tables to help students understand, remember, and apply central concepts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. History and the Law

Chapter 3. Court Organization

Chapter 4. Procedures and Evidence

Chapter 5. Limitations

Chapter 6. Constitutional Law

Chapter 7. Criminal Law

Chapter 8. Administrative Law

Chapter 9. Environmental Law

Chapter 10. Torts

Chapter 11. Contracts

Chapter 12. Property

Chapter 13. Family Law

Chapter 14. Conclusion


Appendix: Legal Research


Table of Cases

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American Law and Legal Systems, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
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$46.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-02819-1