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Before the law : an introduction to the legal process

Author: John J Bonsignore
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats

Introduces students to the purpose and practice of law in our society. This text features excerpts from classic cases, as well as material on important trends in legal studies. The selections are  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Before the law.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., ©2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John J Bonsignore
ISBN: 0618503455 9780618503452
OCLC Number: 61324093
Description: xxi, 614 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Lawmaking and precedent: how judges and lawyers reason from prior cases --
Law and official discretion --
Law and values --
Law and conflicting interests --
Law, status, wealth, and power --
Law and popular will --
Feminist and racial perspectives on law and legal order --
Legal force --
Legal rights --
Law's techniques --
Profession of law --
Education of lawyers --
Lawyers and the adversary process --
Jury in a cultural context --
Jury as a political institution --
Jury selection in a pluralistic society : the problem of gender discrimination and the case of racial peremptories --
Decline of the jury : democracy at risk? --
Legal context of dispute resolution --
Dispute resolution and community justice --
Public disputes and dispute resolver --
Cyberspace and the future of law --
Settling disputes in cyberspace --
Protecting rights in cyberspace --
Protecting property in cyberspace.
Responsibility: John J. Bonsignore [and others].
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Foreword F.1 Before the Law, Franz Kafka F.2 Dialogue Between a Priest and K., Franz Kafka F.3 The Problem of Our Laws, Franz Kafka F.4 Couriers, Franz Kafka I. Law in Theory and Practice 1. Read more...

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