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Author Fletcher, George P.

Title American law in a global context : the basics / George P. Fletcher and Steve Sheppard
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 682 pages)
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; PART I Common Law and Civil Law; ONE The Common Law; TWO The Civil Law; THREE The Language of Law: Common and Civil; FOUR Legal Reasoning; PART II Constitutional Identity; FIVE The Constitution as Code; SIX Judicial Review; SEVEN Federalism; EIGHT The Alternative Constitution; NINE Equality Prevails; TEN Freedom Fights Back; ELEVEN The Jury; TWELVE Due Process Ascendant; THIRTEEN Coordinating the States; FOURTEEN Multiple Common Laws?
Ch27fnCh28fn; Ch29fn; Sumfn; App01Fn; App02Fn; App03Fn
PART III The Theory of the Common Law: Liberalism and Its AlternativesFIFTEEN Feudalism in Land Law; SIXTEEN The Triumph of Equity; SEVENTEEN Contemporary Property; EIGHTEEN The Frontiers of Property; NINETEEN Contract as Law; TWENTY Contract as Justice; TWENTY-ONE Contractual Harm; TWENTY-TWO Foundations of Tort Law; TWENTY-THREE Economic Efficiency; TWENTY-FOUR From Contributory to Comparative Fault; TWENTY-FIVE Disputed Boundaries: Punitive Damages; TWENTY-SIX The American Civil Trial in Outline; PART IV Criminal Law: The Adversary System and Its Alternatives
TWENTY-SEVEN Where Would You Rather Be Tried?TWENTY-EIGHT The Fate of Bernhard Goetz; TWENTY-NINE Self-Defense: Domestic and International; SUMMARY The Right and the Reasonable; Appendices; APPENDIX ONE How to Read (and Brief) a Case; APPENDIX TWO Common Law Method; or, How to Do Things with Cases; APPENDIX THREE The Interpretation of Statutes; INDEX; Footnotes; Introfn; Ch01fn; Ch02fn; Ch03fn; Ch04fn; Pt02fn; Ch05fn; Ch06fn; Ch07fn; Ch08fn; Ch09fn; Ch10fn; Ch11fn; Ch12fn; Ch13fn; Ch14fn; Ch15fn; Ch16fn; Ch17fn; Ch18fn; Ch19fn; Ch20fn; Ch21fn; Ch22fn; Ch23fn; Ch24fn; Ch25fn; Ch26fn; Pt04fn
Summary Whatever your background, if you seek an understanding of the legal system of the United States, this is the book for you. American Law in a Global Context is an elegant and erudite introduction to the American legal system from a global perspective. It covers the law and lawyering tools taught in the first year of law school, explaining the underlying concepts and techniques of the common law used in U.S. legal practice. The ideas central to the development and practice of American law, as well as constitutional law, contracts, property, criminal law, and courtroom procedure, are all presente
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Law -- United States.
Lawyers, Foreign -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Sheppard, Steve, 1963-
LC no. 2003028123
ISBN 0195167228 (cloth)
0195167236 (paperback)
0199729298 (electronic bk.)
1423720806 (electronic bk.)
9780195167221 (cloth)
9780195167238 (paperback)
9780199729296 (electronic bk.)
9781423720805 (electronic bk.)