Understanding the Law

Author: Geoffrey Rivlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199608806

Category: Law

Page: 432

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This is an introduction to law, and is ideal reading for anyone who is considering a career in law, preparing for university, or embarking on a law course at school or college. Geoffrey Rivlin provides a wealth of detail about the legal system and those who operate it.

Understanding Law in Society

Developments in Socio-legal Studies

Author: Knut Papendorf,Kristian Andenæs

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643900724

Category: Law

Page: 283

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The sociology of law has made impressive progress over the last decades. The present volume brings together scholars from Austria, Britain, Germany and Scandinavia to discuss major developments. The book starts with analyses of the sociology of law advanced by the most outstanding theorists in the field, Max Weber and Niklas Luhmann. Their legacy is assessed by Hubert Treiber, Frank Welz and Inger-Johanne Sand. Next, Hakan Hyden emphases the gain sociology of law could have from a stronger focus on norms. Armin Holand and Ole Hammerslev ask about the effects courts have. Klaus F. Rohl provides an international overview on "alternatives of law", one of the main topics of socio-legal studies since the 1960s. The final article by Stefan Machura in this volume addresses the media's impact on the public's perception of the legal system.

Understanding Law in Micronesia

An Interpretive Approach to Transplanted Law

Author: Brian Z. Tamanaha

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004097681

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 2009

Examines law in Micronesia through a focus on the meaningful actions and understandings of legal actors and non-legal actors. It addresses subjects which range from the nature of legal thinking to the autonomy of law.

Understanding Law and Society

Author: Max Travers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135248443

Category: Law

Page: 240

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This textbook on the sociology of law is organised according to the theoretical traditions of sociology, and oriented towards providing an accessible, but sophisticated, introduction to, and overview of, the central themes, problems and debates in this field. The book employs an international range of examples - including the state, minority rights, terrorism, family violence, the legal profession, pornography, mediation, religious tolerance, and euthanasia - in order to distinguish a sociological approach to law from 'black-letter', jurisprudential and empirical policy-oriented traditions. Beginning with 'classical', 'consensus' and 'critical' sociological approaches, the book covers the full range of contemporary perspectives, including the new institutionalism, feminism, the interpretive tradition, postmodernism, legal pluralism and globalisation. It then concludes with a consideration of current theoretical issues, as well as a reflection upon the importance of a sociological approach to law. Understanding Law and Society provides a clear, but critical, discussion of the relevant literature, along with study questions and guides to further reading. It is designed to support courses in law and society and in the sociology of law, but will also be of value to others with interests in these areas.

Understanding Law for Public Administration

Author: Charles Szypszak

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449657656

Category: Education

Page: 350

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A comprehensive overview and resource for public administration students and practitioners. This book is a combination of an introduction to basic legal principles, analysis of excerpts from instructive cases, and practical advice. It is an original approach to learning about law for those who work for the public good, the culmination of more than twenty-five years of research, study, counseling, law reform work, and reflection on what the law is and should be and how this can be explained to any reasonably thoughtful person. The book combines substantive coverage of law subjects likely to be encountered in public administration, analysis of illustrative cases, and practical advice. It distills and simplifies complex topics and combines legal theory with practical realities. The book describes the general nature of the laws, cases, and legal principles that public administrators are most likely to encounter. It begins by considering the sources of rules that govern our behavior, the evolution of formal law, and formal sources of law in the United States legal system. The next several chapters discuss constitutional law principles, providing an overview of important issues and analyzing important illustrative cases. The next several chapters follow a similar approach to the main law subjects likely to be encountered in public administration. The remaining chapters cover practical matters, including public ethics, how to deal with lawyers, and how to do legal research.

General Jurisprudence

Understanding Law from a Global Perspective

Author: William Twining

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521505933

Category: Law

Page: 517

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This book explores the implications of globalisation for the theoretical study of law, justice, and human rights.

Understanding Law

Author: J. N. Adams,Roger Brownsword

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780421635500

Category: Law

Page: 285

View: 2273

An introduction to law. As well as providing an exposition of the English legal system, this book attempts to place legal study within a broader framework of enquiry which tackles the evaluation and explanation of legal decision making at all levels

Understanding Law

An Introduction to Australia's Legal System

Author: Richard Chisholm,Garth Nettheim

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780409323467

Category: Justice, Administration of

Page: 213

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Understanding Law

Author: John N. Adams,Roger Brownsword

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780421787308

Category: Law

Page: 321

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This introduction to law presents a contextual overview of the English legal system while, at the same time, providing the groundwork for a critical understanding of legal institutions, processes and materials. Understanding Law is not simply an exposition of the English legal system. It also places the study of law within a broader framework of inquiry focusing on the evaluation and explanation of legal decision-making at all levels. This new edition incorporates: . A fully revised and updated chapter on the criminal justice system, taking account of the Auld Review and the government's latest CJS proposals. An expanded chapter on the civil justice system after Woolf. The impact of the Human Rights Act (including Lambert and Kansal on precedent practice in the House of Lords). A completely new section on the globalisation of law This book sets a distinctive manifesto for legal education that is in line with the ACLEC emphasis on understanding (rather than passive role learning) as the key to the initial stage of legal education. It has proven to be a valuable introductory text for new law students

Understanding the Law

Author: Donald Carper,John McKinsey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538473592

Category: Education

Page: 816

View: 2667

Engage your students in the study of the law and what it means to them with UNDERSTANDING THE LAW, Sixth Edition. This popular text discusses how various aspects of the law affect the individual, filling a void for those looking for a more introductory text that covers many of the personal law issues that confront people in their everyday lives. Designed for introductory courses, UNDERSTANDING THE LAW uses hypothetical and real examples to illustrate important points of the law and to inspire lively class discussion. This sixth edition incorporates new coverage of ethical issues and the law. These ethical and moral issues are covered in boxed readings as well as throughout each chapter.This sixth edition continues to incorporates coverage of international and comparative law throughout to give you essential knowledge for today’s global marketplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Law's Evolution and Human Understanding

Author: Laurence Claus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199735093

Category: Law

Page: 258

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Why do people consult the law? Why do we consult lawyers? Law's Evolution and Human Understanding articulates a fresh conception of law that builds on Oliver Wendell Holmes' celebrated insights concerning law's predictive potential. The book considers important implications of this new understanding for how we individually make moral choices, how we read law, and some of the many other ways that law affects our lives.

Understanding the Law of Obligations

Essays on Contract, Tort and Restitution

Author: Andrew Burrows

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847316751

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 359

NEW in paperback From the Reviews of the hardback edition: This is a fascinating and thought-provoking collection of eight essays..... Taken together they represent a coherent and compelling exposition of the English law of obligations.... One is left with the picture of an [author] ... who remains a devotee of "practical scholarship" and the deductive technique of the common law and has a grasp on its intricacies second to non." Edwin Peel, The Law Quarterly Review, 1999 "[These essays], all concerned with various aspects of contract, tort and unjust enrichment, are a pleasure to peruse, and a distinct cut above the usual lacklustre collection of past triumphs now beyond their sell-by date. Without exception they are both topical and relevant: ... together they form a readable, scholarly and eclectic mixture of exposition and polemic, of speculation and analysis" Andrew Tettenborn, The Cambridge Law Journal, 1999 "..quite simply the most convincing and complete explanation of the law of obligations that is currently available - the book is thorough, compelling, definitive, and highly important." Paul Kearns, Anglo-American Law Review, 1999 "an extremely important work, produced by a leading academic." David Wright, Adelaide Law Review

Understanding the Law

A Primer

Author: Attorney Charles Jerome Ware

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440111456

Category: Law

Page: 268

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The attorney-client relationship is one of the most important and delicate relationships in all of legaldom (if there is such a word). Lawyers cannot exist without clients. With rare exceptions, clients cannot make it without lawyers. The foundation of the attorney-client relationship is trust. Without the element of trust between the client and the attorney, the relationship simply will not work out. I am reminded of the story about the man who hated to worry about anything and went looking for a surrogate worrier. He approached a lawyer about the issue and said: Potential client: "I would like to retain your services. I'll give a thousand dollars if you will do the worrying for me." Lawyer: "That's fine. I'll do it. Now where's the thousand dollars?" Potential client: "That's your first worry." Trust works both ways in an attorney-client relationship. In order for an attorney to help the client, the attorney needs to know everything about the client's problem or issue. Most clients do not understand that, or simply ignore this point. In any event, few clients abide by it. To encourage clients to speak freely and reveal all to their lawyer concerning their problem or issue, the law grants an absolute attorney-client privilege. Whatever the client tells the lawyer about his or her case is secret and strictly confidential. Only with the client's expressed permission can the attorney reveal this secret and confidential information.

Understanding Law in a Changing Society

Author: Bruce E. Altschuler,Celia A. Sgroi,Margaret R. Ryniker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317264479

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 1731

To most Americans, the law-especially noncriminal law-is a mystery that only someone with a law degree can solve. Understanding Law in a Changing Society renders the complexity of law at a level that everyone can understand. The book walks readers through the structure of the legal system, different divisions of civil law, and the core concepts and distinctions that underlie contemporary legal thought. It also provides insight into the way law and social change affect one another. With this revised and updated third edition, the authors have incorporated an updated preface and a new introduction; outlined a "How to Brief a Case" section; included new case studies, readings, and "You be the Judge" features for selected chapters; and for the first time added a glossary of legal terms and key websites to the book. Important developments in judicial selection, the state secrets doctrine, and family law (including same sex marriage, child custody, and unwed fathers' rights) are highlighted.

Street Law: Understanding Law and Legal Issues, Student Edition

Author: McGraw-Hill Education

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780076624058

Category: Political Science

Page: 696

View: 1255

Street Law: Understanding Law and Legal Issues is an informative law-based text about people, government, law and community in America. Street Law students will develop a practical understanding of the U.S. legal system and prepare for active community participation in our diverse 21st century democracy by learning essential legal principles for daily living. Street Law is a student text that also serves as a community guide to civic involvement by providing practical information about areas of the law that affect the daily lives of all Americans and U.S. residents. Particularly relevant are the areas of consumer, housing, family, and employment law, along with marriage, and parental rights. As students transition from living with their parents to living on their own or even starting their own families, basic awareness of Street Law subjects will become important in their lives to promote healthy inquiry about public policy and the law. Includes: print student edition

Understanding the Law

A Teen Guide to Family Court and Minors’ Guides

Author: Anne Bianchi

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823931521

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5249

Explains different types of custody agreements and discusses visitation rights, foster care, and legal emancipation.