An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States

Paperback | July 28, 2010

byE. Allan FarnsworthEditorSteve Sheppard

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In the updated, fourth edition of this classic text which has been translated into over a dozen languages, constitutional scholar and Columbia Law School professor E. Allan Farnsworth provides a clear explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system in one handy reference. AnIntroduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition is designed to be a general introduction to the structure and function of the legal system of the United States, and is especially useful for those readers who lack familiarity with fundamental establishments and practices. This text also gives the reader a clear understanding of how to research the law, the importance of case law versus statutes, and the difference between private and public law. It illustrates issues that may be confusing or troublesome and provides a solid general overview. It includes a newintroduction by Steve Sheppard.

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In the updated, fourth edition of this classic text which has been translated into over a dozen languages, constitutional scholar and Columbia Law School professor E. Allan Farnsworth provides a clear explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system in one handy reference. AnIntroduction to the Legal System of the Uni...

Author E. Allan Farnsworth, (1928-2005) was the distinguished Alfred McCormack Professor of Law at Columbia University and renowned for his scholarship on American contract law, among other topics. His lectures throughout the U.S., and his many articles, brought clarity and a much larger degree of uniformity to the commercial law of t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 28, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Editor's IntroductionPreface to the Third EditionA Note on TerminologyPart One: Sources and Techniques1. Historical Background2. Legal Education3. Legal Profession4. The Judicial System5. Case Law6. The Legislative System7. Statutes8. Secondary AuthorityPart Two: Organization and Substance9. Classification10. Procedure11. Private Law12. Public LawAppendix 1 Reading Case Law and StatutesAppendix 2 Selected Readings by E. Allan FarnsworthIndex