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Fundamentals of American law

Fundamentals of American law

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): New York University. School of Law, New York University. School of Law., Alan B. Morrison
  • Biografical Information: Alan Morrison has served as professor at both Harvard Law School and New York University Law School. He is currently a Senior Attorney for the Public Citizen Litigation Group in Washington, DC, which he co-founded with Ralph Nader.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.us/fundamentals-of-american-law/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

Lxviii, 666 pages ; 24 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Fundamentals of American law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Responsable Person: New York University School of Law ; general editor, Alan B. Morrison.
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 22 editions
  • First edition Date: 1996
  • Last edition Date: 2004
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KF385
  • Dewey Code: 349.73
  • ISBN: 0198764057 9780198764052 0198764049 9780198764045
  • OCLC: 35588917

Main Contents

1. Common law system / Graham Hughes
2. The source and limits of legal authority / Lawrence G. Sager
3. Courts / Alan B. Morrison
4. Litigation / Alan B. Morrison
5. An overview of the bill of rights / Burt Neuborne
6. Administrative law / Bernard Schwartz
7. The American legal profession / Stephen Gillers
8. Conflict of laws / Lea Brilmayer
9. Contract law / Charles L. Knapp
10. Torts / Sylvia A. Law
11. Property / William Nelson
12. Criminal law, criminal procedure, and criminal justice / James B. Jacobs
13. Corporations and other business organizations / Stanley Siegel
14. Commercial law / Donald J. Rapson
15. Family law / Martin Guggenheim
16. Antitrust / Harry First
17. Bankruptcy and other insolvency remedies / Lawrence P. King
18. Environmental law / Richard B. Stewart
19. Intellectual property law / Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss
20. Labor and employment law / Samuel Estreicher
21. Regulation of banks / Michael Klausner
22. Federal regulation of securities / Helen S. Scott
23. Taxation / Deborah H. Schenk.

Summary Note

'Fundamentals of American Law' aims to provide both the basic rules and the theoretical understanding necessary to comprehend the subject. The essays in it are written by experts in their fields, all of whom are on the faculty of New York University School of Law, which offers this book as an element of its Global Law School Programme.

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