American Law in a Global Context: The Basics

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book-author

George P. Fletcher, Steve Sheppard

publisher

Oxford University Press; 1st edition

file-type

PDF

pages

694 pages

language

English

asin

B005253FL4

isbn10

195167236

isbn13

9780195167238


Book Description

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.

 

Additional information

book-author

George P. Fletcher, Steve Sheppard

publisher

Oxford University Press; 1st edition

file-type

PDF

pages

694 pages

language

English

asin

B005253FL4

isbn10

195167236

isbn13

9780195167238

Table of contents


Table of contents :
CONTENTS……Page 12
INTRODUCTION……Page 16
PART I: Common Law and Civil Law……Page 26
ONE: The Common Law……Page 28
TWO: The Civil Law……Page 42
THREE: The Language of Law: Common and Civil……Page 67
FOUR: Legal Reasoning……Page 88
PART II: Constitutional Identity……Page 118
FIVE: The Constitution as Code……Page 124
SIX: Judicial Review……Page 145
SEVEN: Federalism……Page 163
EIGHT: The Alternative Constitution……Page 185
NINE: Equality Prevails……Page 214
TEN: Freedom Fights Back……Page 237
ELEVEN: The Jury……Page 256
TWELVE: Due Process Ascendant……Page 272
THIRTEEN: Coordinating the States……Page 289
FOURTEEN: Multiple Common Laws?……Page 315
PART III: The Theory of the Common Law: Liberalism and Its Alternatives……Page 328
FIFTEEN: Feudalism in Land Law……Page 332
SIXTEEN: The Triumph of Equity……Page 351
SEVENTEEN: Contemporary Property……Page 371
EIGHTEEN: The Frontiers of Property……Page 389
NINETEEN: Contract as Law……Page 408
TWENTY: Contract as Justice……Page 426
TWENTY-ONE: Contractual Harm……Page 439
TWENTY-TWO: Foundations of Tort Law……Page 453
TWENTY-THREE: Economic Efficiency……Page 465
TWENTY-FOUR: From Contributory to Comparative Fault……Page 485
TWENTY-FIVE: Disputed Boundaries: Punitive Damages……Page 501
TWENTY-SIX: The American Civil Trial in Outline……Page 515
PART IV: Criminal Law: The Adversary System and Its Alternatives……Page 538
TWENTY-SEVEN: Where Would You Rather Be Tried?……Page 544
TWENTY-EIGHT: The Fate of Bernhard Goetz……Page 562
TWENTY-NINE: Self-Defense: Domestic and International……Page 581
SUMMARY: The Right and the Reasonable……Page 604
Appendices……Page 626
APPENDIX ONE: How to Read (and Brief) a Case……Page 628
APPENDIX TWO: Common Law Method; or, How to Do Things with Cases……Page 638
APPENDIX THREE: The Interpretation of Statutes……Page 655
A……Page 662
B……Page 664
C……Page 665
D……Page 670
E……Page 671
F……Page 673
G……Page 675
H……Page 676
I……Page 677
J……Page 679
L……Page 680
M……Page 682
N……Page 683
O……Page 684
P……Page 685
R……Page 687
S……Page 689
T……Page 692
U……Page 693
W……Page 694
Z……Page 695

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