law 101

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"In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. Above all, Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law can be understood by everyone"--

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Genre : LAW
Author : Jay M. Feinman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-07-15
File : 376 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780190866327

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In each of the first three editions of the bestselling Law 101, Jay Feinman gave readers an upbeat and vivid examination of the American legal system. Since the third edition was published in 2010, much has happened: several key Supreme Court cases have been decided, we've seen sensational criminal trials, and the legal system has had to account for the latest developments in Internet law. This fully updated fourth edition of Law 101 accounts for all this and more, as Feinman once again provides a clear introduction to American law. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. To accomplish this, Feinman brings in the most noteworthy, infamous, and often outrageous examples and cases. We learn about the case involving scalding coffee that cost McDonald's half a million dollars, the murder trial in Victorian London that gave us the legal definition of insanity, and the epochal decision of Marbury vs. Madison that gave the Supreme Court the power to declare state and federal law unconstitutional. A key to learning about the law is learning legal vocabulary, and Feinman helps by clarifying terms like "due process" and "equal protection," as well as by drawing distinctions between terms like "murder" and "manslaughter." Above all, though, is that Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law is can be understood by everyone. Perfect for students contemplating law school, journalists covering legislature, or even casual fans of "court-television" shows, Law 101 is a clear and accessible introduction to the American legal system. New to this edition: Featured analysis of: -the Obamacare case -Citizens United -the DOMA decision -the Trayvon Martin case As well as recent legal developments pertaining to: -online contracting -mortgages -police investigations -criminal sentencing

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Genre : Law
Author : Jay Feinman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-08-01
File : 400 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780199341719

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A solid reference for both the everyday and the unexpected legal issues, written by practicing attorneys Law 101 is an essential reference that explains: How laws are made How the court system works How each area of the law impacts your daily life Key information for important questions: How does a lawsuit begin? How do civil and criminal law differ? When do state laws trump federal laws? What makes a contract solid? What can you expect if called as a juror? What can you expect if called as a witness? And other complex areas of the law that you need to know. No home reference shelf is complete without this indispensible guide. The new edition also includes information on legal subjects that have become more important recently, including alternative dispute resolution, privacy rights, and Internet law.

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Genre : Law
Author : Brien A Roche
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2009-08-01
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 140224035X

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The first two editions of the best-selling Law 101 provided readers with a vividly written and indispensable portrait of our nation's legal system. Now, in this third edition, Jay M. Feinman offers a fully updated survey of American law that incorporates fresh material on 2009 Supreme Court cases, the legal response to the war on terror (including the Guantanamo detainees and electronic surveillance), and to the latest developments in Internet law.In a book brimming with legal puzzles, interesting anecdotes, and thought-provoking questions, Jay M. Feinman's clear introduction to the law provides us with a solid understanding of the American legal tradition and covers the main subjects taught in the first year of law school. Readers are introduced to every aspect of the legal system, from constitutional law and the litigation process to tort law, contract law, property law, and criminal law. Feinman illuminates each discussion with many intriguing, outrageous, and infamous cases, from the scalding coffee case that cost McDonald's half a million dollars, to the sensational murder trial in Victorian London that led to the legal definition of insanity, to the epochal decision in Marbury v. Madison that gave the Supreme Court the power to declare state and federal law unconstitutional. He broadens the reader's legal vocabulary, clarifying the meaning of everything from "due process" and "equal protection" in constitutional law to the distinction between "murder" and "manslaughter" in criminal law. Perhaps most important, we learn that though the law is voluminous and complex, it is accessible to all.Everyone who wants a better grasp of current legal issues--from students contemplating law school, to journalists covering the legislature or the courts, to fans of Court TV--will find here a wonderful source of information: a complete, clear, and colorful map of the American legal system.

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Genre : Law
Author : Jay M. Feinman
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2010-06-11
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780195395136

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Genre : Educational law and legislation
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Release : 1990
File : 10 Pages
ISBN-13 : MINN:30000001890387

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Genre : Business enterprises
Author : Catherine Lovrics
Publisher :
Release : 2017-11
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0433491183

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Genre : Discrimination against people with disabilities
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Release : 1990
File : 3081 Pages
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105026892872

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This comprehensive text deftly explains both the federal and California specific laws governing the manufacture of craft beer. Brew Law 101: California Edition walks the startup craft brewery and breweries-in-planning through every step of the process from business formation and capital raising to location and licensing to labeling and intellectual property to employment law and common craft beer contracts. The original Craft Beer Attorney brings together years of craft beer focused knowledge and expertise to help you successfully navigate the sudsy industry. This book not only includes broad coverage of the legal and practical implications of opening a craft brewery in today's market, but also features helpful checklists and exclusive interviews with California craft beer industry leaders such as Peter Zien of AleSmith Brewing Company, Tom McCormick of the California Craft Brewers Association, and Joyce Turner of Mammoth Brewing Company, to name just a few.

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Author : Candace L. Moon
Publisher :
Release : 2015-06-15
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 0996259503

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Genre : Law
Author : Mysty Clapton
Publisher :
Release : 2018
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : OCLC:1124284519

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Genre : Water resources development
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Release : 1997
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : UCR:31210025007400

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