American law and the American legal system in a nutshell /
St. Paul, MN :
West Academic Publishing,
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Table of Contents:
- 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