American law and the American legal system in a nutshell /

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Main Author: Bonfield, Lloyd, 1949- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, 2021
Edition:Second edition
Series:Nutshell series
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245 1 0 |a American law and the American legal system in a nutshell /  |c Lloyd Bonfield, Thomas J. André, Jr. Professor of Law, Tulane University School of Law (Retired), Visiting Professor of Law, Tulane University School of Law, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International Law Emeritus, New York Law School 
246 1 8 |a American law and the American legal system 
250 |a Second edition 
260 |a St. Paul, MN :  |b West Academic Publishing,  |c 2021 
300 |a xxi, 451 pages ;  |c 19 cm 
490 1 |a Nutshell series 
500 |a Includes index 
505 0 |a Introduction to American law -- The sources of law and common law reasoning -- The American constitutional system: allocation of governmental powers -- The American judiciary: guardians of the Constitution -- The American civil trial: ritualized combat -- Contract and commercial law: a promise is a promise (maybe) -- American tort law: venerable common law on the eve of reform? -- American property law: plenty of old wine in both new and old bottles -- America's business is business: and business lawyers govern the show -- American labor law: laissez-faire-freedom to contract; limitations regarding discrimination -- Criminal law: (much) crime and (severe) punishment in modern America -- Criminal procedure: the "long and winding road" from apprehension of criminals to their release -- A Bill of Rights for all seasons -- Administrative agencies and their law: the fourth branch of American law -- International law in the American legal system: is it really there? -- Conclusions: the American bar 
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775 0 8 |i Revision of:  |a Bonfield, Lloyd, 1949-  |t American law and the American legal system in a nutshell.  |d St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, [2006]  |z 0314150161 
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