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Introduction to Law 5th Edition

Beth Walston-Dunham, J.D.

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2004, 1999, 1993
  • 720 Pages

Overview

Introduction to Law has always maintained its primary objective of introducing students from a variety of courses of study to relevant legal principles and terminology. Each edition, including this new fifth edition, incorporates many of the newest cases and contemporary topics in the law. This is integrated with long standing legal principles that create the foundation of the American legal system. The book begins by providing a detailed look at how and why the U.S. system of government is organized in its present state. This is followed by chapters that address each of the primary substantive areas of law. Chapters include applications of the legal principles with discussion points, realistic assignments, and ethical considerations specific to the subject matter of the particular chapter. In addition to illustrations, there are actual judicial opinions that have been edited to a level easy to read and understand by the beginning student. Because of the impact of the legal system on virtually every aspect of American life and business, Introduction to Law is a means to expose all students to the way their particular profession may be affected by the legal system.

Beth Walston-Dunham, J.D., Beth Walston-Dunham is a licensed attorney.

Beth Walston-Dunham is a licensed attorney. Additionally, she is licensed in the United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit.
  • Includes a new CD-ROM with additional exercises
  • A variety of current topics in the law are addressed such as same sex marriage, changes in the bankruptcy code, and rights to privacy
  • New assignments, cases, and applications/discussion points reflect the most current developments in the law
  • Current edited cases provide real examples of how the law is evolving
  • Includes Internet assignments that facilitate the development of Internet research skills
  • Realistic examples with discussion points facilitate development of critical thinking skills
  • Assignments based on actual situations allow assessment of the student’s understanding of the principles as they are applied in practice
  • Ethical circumstances allow the student to see how one circumstance can produce not only legal, but ethical issues that can in turn impact the future of the professional involved
  • A “news” article begins each chapter to help generate student interest
  • Some chapters have been rearranged to present the information in an order more commonly used in the traditional course
Chapter 1: The Historical Basis and Current Structure of the American Legal System
Chapter 2: The Courts.
Chapter 3: Legislation.
Chapter 4: The Executive Branch and Administrative Authority.
Chapter 5: The Legal Professional.
Chapter 6: The Law of Ethics.
Chapter 7: Substantive and Procedural Issues.
Chapter 8: Jurisdiction.
Chapter 9: The Law of Contracts.
Chapter 10: Property Law.
Chapter 11: Torts.
Chapter 12: The Law of Business Organizations.
Chapter 13: Estates and Probate.
Chapter 14: Criminal Law.
Chapter 15: Criminal Procedure.
Chapter 16: The Law of Domestic Relations.
Appendicies
Glossary.

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  • ISBN-10: 142831850X
  • ISBN-13: 9781428318502
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $159.25
  • RETAIL $211.95

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