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Law 101 : everything you need to know about American law

Author: Jay M Feinman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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"In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. Above all, Feinman reveals to readers of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Law for laypersons
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay M Feinman
ISBN: 9780190866327 0190866322 9780190866334 0190866330 9780190866341 0190866349
OCLC Number: 1015276001
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 361 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: There are no secret books : you can understand the law --
The supreme law of the land : constitutional law --
First freedoms : constitutional rights --
Your day in court : the litigation process --
Hot coffee and crashing cars: Tort Law --
A deal's a deal : contract law --
You are what you own : property law --
Crime doesn't pay : criminal law --
Protecting the innocent, freeing the guilty : criminal procedure.
Responsibility: Jay M. Feinman.

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"In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. Above all, Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law can be understood by everyone"--

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