The Resource An introduction to the legal system of the United States, E. Allan Farnsworth ; edited by Steve Sheppard, (electronic resource)

An introduction to the legal system of the United States, E. Allan Farnsworth ; edited by Steve Sheppard, (electronic resource)

Label
An introduction to the legal system of the United States
Title
An introduction to the legal system of the United States
Statement of responsibility
E. Allan Farnsworth ; edited by Steve Sheppard
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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 a
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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1928-
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Farnsworth, E. Allan
Dewey number
349.73
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
KF387
LC item number
.F3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sheppard, Steve
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law
  • Legislation
Label
An introduction to the legal system of the United States, E. Allan Farnsworth ; edited by Steve Sheppard, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • CONTENTS; EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION; The Study of the Law of the United States; Allan Farnsworth, the Law, and This Book; A Note on How to Use This Book; A Note of Thanks; PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION; A NOTE ON TERMINOLOGY; PART I: Sources and Techniques; ONE: Historical Background; Establishment of the Union; Origins of American Law; TWO: Legal Education; Diversity; Graduate Level and Professional Objective; Case Method; THREE: Legal Profession; The Bar; Lawyers in Private Practice; House Counsel; Lawyers in Government; Judges; Law Teachers; Professional Organizations
  • Availability of Legal ServicesContinuing Legal Education; FOUR: The Judicial System; A Dual System of Courts; State Courts; Federal Courts; Federal Jurisdiction; Law Applied in the Federal Courts; FIVE: Case Law; Form of Reported Cases; Finding Case Law; The Judicial Function; Techniques in the Use of Precedent; Two Puzzles in Precedent; SIX: The Legislative System; Hierarchy of Legislation; The United States Congress; State Legislatures; Special Sources of Legislation; SEVEN: Statutes; Form of Statute Law; Techniques of Interpretation; Weight of Prior Interpretations
  • Judicial Attitudes Toward LegislationEIGHT: Secondary Authority; Significance of Secondary Authority; Kinds of Secondary Authority; Restatements of the Law; PART II: Organization and Substance; NINE: Classification; The Problem of Classification; Law and Equity; Substance and Procedure; Public and Private Law; TEN: Procedure; Civil Procedure; Criminal Procedure; Evidence; Conflict of Laws; ELEVEN: Private Law; Contracts; Torts; Property; Family Law; Commercial Law; Business Enterprises; TWELVE: Public Law; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Trade Regulation; Employment and Labor Law
  • Tax LawCriminal Law; Environmental Law; Appendices; APPENDIX ONE: Reading Case Law and Statutes; APPENDIX TWO: Selected Readings; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
1 online resource (248 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282736160
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)2670000000040862
  • (EBL)728696
  • (OCoLC)656246958
  • (SSID)ssj0000421059
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  • (EXLCZ)992670000000040862
Label
An introduction to the legal system of the United States, E. Allan Farnsworth ; edited by Steve Sheppard, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • CONTENTS; EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION; The Study of the Law of the United States; Allan Farnsworth, the Law, and This Book; A Note on How to Use This Book; A Note of Thanks; PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION; A NOTE ON TERMINOLOGY; PART I: Sources and Techniques; ONE: Historical Background; Establishment of the Union; Origins of American Law; TWO: Legal Education; Diversity; Graduate Level and Professional Objective; Case Method; THREE: Legal Profession; The Bar; Lawyers in Private Practice; House Counsel; Lawyers in Government; Judges; Law Teachers; Professional Organizations
  • Availability of Legal ServicesContinuing Legal Education; FOUR: The Judicial System; A Dual System of Courts; State Courts; Federal Courts; Federal Jurisdiction; Law Applied in the Federal Courts; FIVE: Case Law; Form of Reported Cases; Finding Case Law; The Judicial Function; Techniques in the Use of Precedent; Two Puzzles in Precedent; SIX: The Legislative System; Hierarchy of Legislation; The United States Congress; State Legislatures; Special Sources of Legislation; SEVEN: Statutes; Form of Statute Law; Techniques of Interpretation; Weight of Prior Interpretations
  • Judicial Attitudes Toward LegislationEIGHT: Secondary Authority; Significance of Secondary Authority; Kinds of Secondary Authority; Restatements of the Law; PART II: Organization and Substance; NINE: Classification; The Problem of Classification; Law and Equity; Substance and Procedure; Public and Private Law; TEN: Procedure; Civil Procedure; Criminal Procedure; Evidence; Conflict of Laws; ELEVEN: Private Law; Contracts; Torts; Property; Family Law; Commercial Law; Business Enterprises; TWELVE: Public Law; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Trade Regulation; Employment and Labor Law
  • Tax LawCriminal Law; Environmental Law; Appendices; APPENDIX ONE: Reading Case Law and Statutes; APPENDIX TWO: Selected Readings; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
1 online resource (248 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282736160
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000040862
  • (EBL)728696
  • (OCoLC)656246958
  • (SSID)ssj0000421059
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11271134
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000421059
  • (PQKBWorkID)10406173
  • (PQKB)10521604
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC728696
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000040862

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