Readings in the Philosophy of Law

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9780137538492: Readings in the Philosophy of Law

Designed for a first course in philosophy of law, jurisprudence or legal theory, this revised text contains classical and contemporary readings on a range of key issues in legal theory. Topics range from the nature of law and legal reasoning to specific problems such as entrapment, search and seizure, exclusionary rules, plea bargaining, pre-trial publicity, lawyer's ethics, and the adversary system. Introductions are provided for each topic, and often the first essay provides students with an overvie of the problems that follow.

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An anthology of classical and contemporary philosophical and legal essays and legal cases which require readers to think through actual debates -- many of them still live in the courts.

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Key Benefit: Balancing both traditional jurisprudential concerns and topical legal and philosophical controversies, this source is an anthology of classical and contemporary philosophical and legal essays and cases that challenges readers to think through actual debates -- many of which are still live in the courts today. Key Topics: To stay abreast of the recent developments taking place in the philosophy of law, this second edition: reorganizes content to track the traditional divisions in law, including tort, contract, property, and constitutional ... offers more legal opinions that are carefully edited to highlight philosophical issues ... expands coverage on legal reasoning, jurisprudence, and practical issues arising in the U.S. legal system ... provides new material on Critical Legal Studies, feminist jurisprudence, and law and economics ... and includes coverage of many other issues in criminal, civil, and constitutional law. Market: Suitable for first-time lawyers and as a reference for seasoned attorneys.

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