The Study of the Law: A Critical Thinking Approach

This non-paralegal specific text: - takes the critical thinking approach to familiarize students with the study of law and encourages students to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions- teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases- includes ethics alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises throughout the book- presents material in an accessible and well-organized format- uses edited cases in the substantive law chapters to teach students how to read and analyze the law- offers helpful material on writing skills, research, and citation in the appendicesThe three parts of the book reflect the topics of the introductory course: - The American Legal System presents the sources and classification of law, the structure of the court system, and an overview of litigation- Finding and Analyzing the Law reviews the basics of legal analysis, research, and writing- Substantive Law and Legal Ethics considers torts, contract law, property and estate law, laws affecting business, family law, criminal law and procedure, and legal ethics

0735552533 ISBN
9780735552531 ISBN13
December 2004 Publish Date