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Law 101: everything you need to know about the American legal system

Law 101: everything you need to know about the American legal system

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  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Jay M. Feinman
  • Biografical Information: Jay M. Feinman is Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Law at Camden. An expert on contract law, tort law, legal education, and legal theory, Feinman is the author of three books and more than forty scholarly articles. He lives in Haddonfield, New
    Jersey.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
  • Publication Type (Medium): Popular works
  • Type: Book
  • Other titles: Law one hundred one
    Law one hundred and one
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.us/law-101-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-american-legal-system/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

XII, 353 pages ; 24 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Law 101: everything you need to know about the American legal system is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Jay M. Feinman.
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 55 editions
  • First edition Date: 2000
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • General Notes: Includes indexes.
  • Languages: US English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Japanese, Arabic
  • Library of Congress Code: KF387
  • Dewey Code: 349.73
  • ISBN: 0195132653 9780195132656
  • OCLC: 41096363

Publisher Description:

Most of us know very little about the law. We pick up bits of information, from television and newspaper accounts of current legal battles, from bestselling novels and popular movies. But these pieces do not really give us an accurate or complete picture.
In Law 101, Jay M. Feinman offers a delightfully clear introduction to law, covering the main subjects found in the first year of law school and giving us a basic understanding of the American legal tradition. Readers are introduced to every aspect of the legal system, from constitutional law and the litigation process to tort law, contract law, property law, and criminal law. Feinman ILluminates each discussion with many intriguing, outrageous, and infamous cases, from the scalding coffee case that cost McDonald's half a million dollars, to the sensational murder trial in Victorian London that led to the legal definition of insanity, to the epochal decision in Marbury v. Madison that gave the Supreme Court the power to declare state and federal laws unconstitutional. He broadens the reader's legal vocabulary, clarifying the meaning of everything from “due process” and “equal protection” in constitutional law, to the distinction between “murder” and “manslaughter” in criminal law. Perhaps most important, we learn that law is voluminous and complex but accessible to everyone.
Anyone who enjoys Court TV will find this book irresistible. Everyone who wants a better grasp of current legal issues, from students contemplating law school to journalists covering the legislature or the courts, will find here a wonderful source of information–a complete, clear, and colorful map of the American legal system.

Main Contents

Preface
There are no secret books : you can understand the law
Constitutional law and constitutional politics : interpreting and applying the constitution
First freedoms : constitutional rights
Your day in court : the litigation process
Auto accidents, scalding coffee, and medical malpractice : personal injuries and tort law
When is a deal a deal? : businesses, consumers, and contract law
You are what you own : the law of property
From insanity to in cold blood : criminal responsibility and criminal law
Protecting the innocent, freeing the guilty : criminal procedure
Conclusion.

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