American Law in a Global Context: The Basics – eBook


eBook details

  • Authors: George P. Fletcher, Steve Sheppard
  • File Size: 4 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 694 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: February 3, 2005
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005253FL4
  • ISBN-10: 0195167236
  • ISBN-13: 9780195167238


American Law in a Global Context: The Basics (PDF) is an elegant and erudite introduction to the American legal system from a global perspective. It covers the law and lawyering tools taught in the first year of law school, explaining the underlying concepts and techniques of the common law used in U.S. legal practice. The ideas central to the development and practice of American law, as well as constitutional law, property, contracts, criminal law, and courtroom procedure, are all presented in their historical and intellectual contexts, accessible to the novice but with insight that will inform the expert. Actual cases illuminate each major subject, engaging readers in the legal process and the arguments between real people that make American law an ever-evolving system.