American Law and Legal Systems (4th Edition)

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9780130833365: American Law and Legal Systems (4th Edition)

This book thoroughly explores the philosophy of law from political, social, and economical perspectives, in a skillful approach without confusing legalese. It introduces readers to everyday law practices and procedures, as well as the American legal system. The authors explain the basics - from how a lawsuit is filed to the final appeal. Practical coverage on topics such as contracts, wills, and torts complete this reference guide. For anyone fascinated by the changes in - and stability of - the law.

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This text presents a clear examination of the philosophy of law within a political, social and economic framework. Coverage introduces readers to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the authors skillfully explain the basics--from how a lawsuit is filed to the final appeal--and review English legal roots.

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James V. Calvi is Professor of Political Science at West Texas A&M University.

Susan Coleman is Director of Criminal Justice Program at West Texas A&M University.

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