Before the Law: An Introduction to the Legal Process

Before the Law: An Introduction to the Legal Process

John J. Bonsignore, Ethan Katsh, Peter d'Errico, Ronald Pipkin, Stephen Arons
Format: Paperback
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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 8 edition (August 16, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0618503455
  • EAN: 9780618503452
  • Item Dimensions: 1.0 x 7.3 x 9.0 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds

Description

Before the Law promotes an interdisciplinary approach for introducing students to the purpose and practice of law in our society. Excerpts from recent and classic court cases, as well as material on trends in legal studies come from a range of legal sources, including court opinions; sociological, psychological, and anthropological analyses; historical and philosophical approaches; and literary reflections. Readings cover such current topics as online dispute resolution and protection of personal and property rights in cyberspace; gay marriage; and post-9/11 legislation for fighting terrorism.

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