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Introduction to the Law of the United States : Introduction to ... Law S. - D.S. Clark

Introduction to the Law of the United States

Introduction to ... Law S.

By: D.S. Clark (Editor), T. Ansay (Editor)

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Published: December 2001
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As issues in American law turn up with ever-greater frequency in dozens of countries worldwide, some familiarity with the legal system of the United States of America has become de rigueur for practising lawyers everywhere. This incomparable handbook, now in its Second Edition, provides an authoritative description of the major elements, including all matters likely to emerge in the course of normal legal activity. Written from a clear and cogent comparative perspective, it is of great practical value for both counselling and courtroom use.Eighteen lucid chapters by distinguished American law professors, each of whom is also knowledgeable about a legal system outside that of the United States, explain the major laws, legal standards, and legal institutions of the United States. Substantive and procedural comparisons are presented in plain English, with appropriate commentary where deemed helpful to clarify particularly complex or unsettled matters. The resulting volume is an expert historical, systematic, and critical introduction to the law of the United States.

List of Contributors
Prefaces
Summary of Contents
List of Abbreviations
The American Legal System and Legal Culturep. 1
Legal Education and the Legal Professionp. 13
The Sources of Lawp. 35
Constitutional Lawp. 53
Administrative Lawp. 97
Labor Lawp. 115
Criminal Lawp. 139
Contractsp. 159
Tortsp. 189
Propertyp. 209
Family Lawp. 231
Inheritance Lawp. 265
Commercial Transactionsp. 281
Business Enterprisesp. 311
Criminal Procedurep. 339
Civil Procedurep. 373
Conflict of Lawsp. 421
An American Casep. 451
Indexp. 475
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ISBN: 9789041117014
ISBN-10: 9041117016
Series: Introduction to ... Law S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: December 2001
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised