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ISBN-13 9780205028191ISBN-10 0205028195
Print: 
ISBN-10 0205028187ISBN-13 9780205028184
Author(s): James V. Calvi; Susan Coleman
Publisher: Longman
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 416
Description

American Law and Legal Systems examines the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework with great clarity and insight. Readers are introduced to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the authors skillfully explain the basics—from how a lawsuit is filed to the final appeal. This new edition provides essential updates to forensic and scientific evidence, contract law, family law, and includes new text boxes and tables to help students understand, remember, and apply central concepts.

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