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.
Developments in Socio-legal Studies
Author: Knut Papendorf,Kristian Andenæs
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
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.
Author: Geoffrey Rivlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
Author: Donald Carper,John McKinsey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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.
An Interpretive Approach to Transplanted Law
Author: Brian Z. Tamanaha
Category: Social Science
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
Author: J. N. Adams,Roger Brownsword
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.
Author: Charles Szypszak
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
This book explores the implications of globalisation for the theoretical study of law, justice, and human rights.
Understanding Law from a Global Perspective
Author: William Twining
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citizen/Slave: Understanding Liberty is a treatise that describes with acute accuracy what freedom, liberty, and justice really means, how the American people have been tricked out of their sovereignty by stealthy legal illusions, and how the people can repair America by regaining control of their individual unalienable rights. Citizen/Slave explains the problems in detailhow they evolved, how they became erroneously accepted by the people, what the legal illusions and realities are, and what the American people can do to save their individual sovereignty and country, thereby creating a totally free and prosperous society with safeguards that can never be corrupted again. Sprinkled liberally throughout this book are quotes from numerous well-known personages from history, which remind us of immutable principles that have been forgotten and overlooked in our fast-paced modern world. Citizen/Slave puts together the pieces of the puzzle for understanding the long-forgotten common-sense principles of creating justice and why governments and societies either succeed or fail. Without these organized foundational principles, like a boat without a rudder, societies and governments will waffle in the uncertain tides of confusion and injustice that has been the downfall of every great society. Citizen/Slave is a must-read for all people, young and old, lay people and professionals, students and professors alike. Understanding the principles expounded in Citizen/Slave is as important to the freedoms, liberties, and justice of people as reading, writing, and math is to functioning in the modern world. Citizen/Slave is a simple road map for catapulting society into the next step of human evolution.
Understanding Law & Liberty
Author: Robert Hart
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Political Science
An Introduction to Australia's Legal System
Author: Richard Chisholm,Garth Nettheim
Category: Justice, Administration of
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.
Author: Bruce E. Altschuler,Celia A. Sgroi,Margaret R. Ryniker
Category: Social Science
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
Essays on Contract, Tort and Restitution
Author: Andrew Burrows
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Read the review first published in Ethos - Journal of the ACT Law Society. Designed as an accessible introduction to Australia's legal system, this popular book demystifies the law and shows its importance to our society. Written by highly qualified authors, the direct, clear and often humorous style of the book will help readers understand how the law relates to real issues and controversies. The institutions and sources of law in our legal system are clearly explained, including the roles of lawyers, the courts and the legislature. Illustrative examples and a discussion of actual cases enable students and other citizens to engage with topics such as historical basis of Australian law, Australian law and international law, human rights, procedural fairness and the notions of law and morality. New stimulus questions and activities included in this 8th edition invite the reader to consider the interrelationship of law, tradition and social values. Understanding Law is a perfect introduction to the law for students engaging with legal studies and for other academic disciplines at tertiary and senior secondary levels. It is an ideal starting point for any Australian interested in learning more about their legal system. Features · This text is written in accessible, plain English to enable non-lawyers to easily understand legal principles · Experienced and accomplished authors provide reliable and authoritative content. · Cartoons provide humour and promote the book as a reader friendly text.
An Introduction to Australia's Legal System
Author: Richard Chisholm,Garth Nettheim,Helen Chisholm
Category: Justice, Administration of
Melvin L. Selzer ; edited by Stephen A. Glasser
Author: Melvin L. Selzer,Practising Law Institute
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
Author: John N. Adams,Roger Brownsword
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.
Author: Attorney Charles Jerome Ware