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American Law In A Global Context

Author : George P. Fletcher
ISBN : 0195167236
Genre : Law
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An Introduction To The Legal System Of The United States Fourth Edition

Author : E. Allan Farnsworth
ISBN : 9780199889846
Genre : Law
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In the updated, fourth edition of this classic text which has been translated into over a dozen languages, constitutional scholar and Columbia Law School professor E. Allan Farnsworth provides a clear explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system in one handy reference. An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition is designed to be a general introduction to the structure and function of the legal system of the United States, and is especially useful for those readers who lack familiarity with fundamental establishments and practices. This text also gives the reader a clear understanding of how to research the law, the importance of case law versus statutes, and the difference between private and public law. It illustrates issues that may be confusing or troublesome and provides a solid general overview. It includes a new introduction by Steve Sheppard.

An Introduction To The Legal System Of The United States

Author : Edward Allan Farnsworth
ISBN : 9780199733101
Genre : Law
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An excellent introduction or refresher in the United States legal system for all,especially students and foreign audiences.

I Do Solemnly Swear

Author : Steve Sheppard
ISBN : 9780521513685
Genre : Law
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This book asks whether officials can be moral and still follow the law, answering that the law requires them to do so.

Law A Very Short Introduction

Author : Raymond Wacks
ISBN : 9780191579578
Genre : Law
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Law underlies our society - it protects our rights, imposes duties on each of us, and establishes a framework for the conduct of almost every social, political, and economic activity. The punishment of crime, compensation of the injured, and the enforcement of contracts are merely some of the tasks of a modern legal system. It also strives to achieve justice, promote freedom, and protect our security. The result is a system that, while it touches all of our daily lives, is properly understood by only a few, with its impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and interminable stream of Byzantine statutes and judgments of the courts. This clear, jargon-free Very Short Introduction aims to redress that balance, as it introduces the essentials of law and legal systems in a lively, accessible, and stimulating manner. Explaining the main concepts, terms, and processes of the legal system, it focuses on the Western tradition (the common law and the civil law), but also includes discussions of other legal systems, such as customary law and Islamic law. And it looks to the future too, as globalization and rapid advances in technology place increasing strain on our current legal system. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Michigan Law Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015062103232
Genre : Law reviews
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Author : Michael Steppat
ISBN : 3825354873
Genre : Americanization
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Journal Of Health Care Law And Policy

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ISBN : UCAL:B5112801
Genre : Medical
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063815638
Genre : Public health laws
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Tort Liability For Human Rights Abuses

Author : George P. Fletcher
ISBN : 1841137944
Genre : Law
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In a series of cases starting with Filartiga and culminating most recently in Sosa, Fletcher shows how torture cases led to the reawakening of the Alien Tort Statute, changing US law and giving legal practitioners a tool with which to assist victims of torture and other extreme human rights abuses. This leads to an examination of Agent Orange and the possible commission of war crimes in the course of its utilisation, and the theory of liability for aiding and abetting the US military and other military forces when they commit war crimes.

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