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Author Zariski, Archie M., 1949- author

Title Legal literacy : an introduction to legal studies / Archie Zariski
Published Edmonton, AB : AU Press, Athabasca University, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource
Series OPEL (Open paths to enriched learning)
Open paths to enriched learning.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Legal Literacy and Other Literacies: Examining the Concept and Objectives of Legal Literacy -- Ch. 3. Legal Structures: Structures of Law and Legal Institutions -- Ch. 4. Legal Systems: Legal Systems-Linking Legal Institutions -- Ch. 5. Legal Processes and Procedures: Planning and Procedures for Processes used by Legal Institutions
Ch. 6. Legal Language: Examining Language in Legal Institutions -- Ch. 7. Legal Research: Skills and Techniques for Researching Law -- Ch. 8. Legal Interpretation: Skills and Techniques for Making Sense of Law -- Ch. 9. Legal Communication: Oral and Written Communication to Achieve Legal Objectives
Summary To understand how the legal system works, students must consider the law interms of its structures, process, language, and modes of thought and argument--in short, they must become literate in the field. Legal Literacy fulfills this aim by providing a foundational understanding of key concepts such as legal personhood, jurisdiction, and precedent, and by introducing students to legal research and writing skills. Examples of cases, stuatues, and other legal materials support these concepts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Subject Law -- Canada -- Textbooks.
Sociological jurisprudence -- Canada -- Textbooks.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 192735644X
9781927356463 (epub)