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Clapp, James E. (James Edward) 1943-

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Works: 9 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 1,962 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terminology 
Classifications: KF156, 349.7303
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Publications about James E Clapp
Publications by James E Clapp
Most widely held works by James E Clapp
1001 legal words you need to know by Jay M Feinman( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
1001 Legal Words You Need to Know is a comprehensive guide to the language of the American legal system. What is the difference between murder and manslaughter? What's a tort and how do you reform it? Is it slander, or libel (and does it matter if it's even true)? What is due process? And how do you habeas a corpus? 1001 Legal Words You Need to Know explains and illuminates the most difficult and arcane vocabulary any American has to deal with -- that of the law. In this comprehensive guide to the language of the American legal system that doesn't condescend, every term is carefully defined and explained with a sample sentence, and many have supplementary notes. In addition, the book includes ten quick legal problem miniguides, including information on understanding wills, trusts, and inheritance, making a living will, giving someone power of attorney, understanding contracts, what to do if you're sued -- or suing, how to choose a lawyer, exploring law school, and enjoying lawyer shows
Lawtalk : the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions by James E Clapp( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
"Law-related words and phrases abound in our everyday language, often without our being aware of their origins or their particular legal significance: boilerplate, jailbait, pound of flesh, rainmaker, the third degree. This insightful and entertaining book reveals the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions that come from sources as diverse as Shakespeare, vaudeville, and Dr. Seuss. Separate entries for each expression follow no prescribed formula but instead focus on the most interesting, enlightening, and surprising aspects of the words and their evolution. Popular myths and misunderstandings are explored and exploded, and the entries are augmented with historical images and humorous sidebars. Lively and unexpected, Lawtalk will draw a diverse array of readers with its abundance of linguistic, legal, historical, and cultural information. Those readers should be forewarned: upon finishing one entry, there is an irresistible temptation to turn to another, and yet another ."--
Random House Webster's dictionary of the law by James E Clapp( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Random House Webster's legal spell checker by James E Clapp( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Random House legal dictionary by James E Clapp( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Webster's legal dictionary by James E Clapp( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Lan deng shu wu xiu zhen ying han fa lü ci dian by James E Clapp( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dictionary of the law : The new authority on traditional and modern terms : clear, comprehensive definitions in all areas of the law by James E Clapp( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Random House Webster's dictionary of law by James E Clapp( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
Alternative Names
Clapp, James E.
Clapp, James Edward 1943-
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English (28)
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