Legal Terminology Explained

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April 10, 2008


Mixed media product, 432 pages


0073511846 / 9780073511849


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The Nation's First Comprehensive Legal Terminology Textbook!

Legal Terminology Explained is designed for students and teachers in legal career programs, in law-related programs, and in programs that overlap the law. It provides accurate definitions to law-related words and phrases and discusses each word and phrase in a brief narrative among related words and phrases, in a logical progression, according to a high-level outline. It strips legal terminology of its oftentimes confusing, excessive, or unnecessary explanations and in turn, provides the student with clear and concise definitions.

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Table of contents

PART 1: LAW Chapter 1. Law, Generally Chapter 2. Law, Origins PART 2: PEOPLE IN LAW Chapter 3. Lawyers Chapter 4. Legal Ethics Chapter 5. Law-Related Professionals PART 3: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND GOVERNMENT Chapter 6. The Constitution and Government, Generally Chapter 7. Legislative Branch Chapter 8. Executive Branch and Judicial Branch Chapter 9. Administrative Agencies and Administrative Law Chapter 10. State and Local Government Chapter 11. The Bill of Rights Chapter 12. Amendments after the Bill of Rights Chapter 13. Military, Immigration, and International Law PART 4: CIVIL LAW: STATUS ISSUES Chapter 14. Family Law: Generally and Marriage Chapter 15. Family Law: Marriage Termination Chapter 16. Property: Ownership and the Estate System Chapter 17. Property: Title to Land and Land Transfers Chapter 18. Property: Other Rights and Responsibilities Chapter 19. Intestate Succession and Wills Chapter 20. Will-Related Documents and Trusts Chapter 21. Estate Administration Chapter 22. Taxation PART 5: CIVIL LAW: BUSINESS ISSUES Chapter 23. Contracts: Elements and Common Defenses Chapter 24. Contracts: Performance and Other Topics Chapter 25. Commercial Law Chapter 26. Agency and Partnership Chapter 27. Corporations Chapter 28. Business Regulation Chapter 29. Bankruptcy Chapter 30. Intellectual Property PART 6: CIVIL LAW: SOCIAL ISSUES Chapter 31. Social Legislation and Environmental Law Chapter 32. Labor and Employment Law Chapter 33. Torts: Generally and Intentional Torts Chapter 34. Torts: Negligence and Strict Liability Chapter 35. Torts Against Valuable Relationships PART 7. CIVIL LAW: PROCEDURE Chapter 36. Civil Courts and Procedure, Generally Chapter 37. Filing a Lawsuit Chapter 38. Pleadings and Parties Chapter 39. Discovery and Alternatives To Trial Chapter 40. Inside the Courtroom Chapter 41. Jury Trials Chapter 42. Trial, Generally Chapter 43. Evidence Chapter 44. Post-Trial and Collection Chapter 45. Appeals, Generally PART 8: CRIMINAL LAW: SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES Chapter 46. Criminal Responsibility and Defenses, Generally Chapter 47. Crimes Against Persons Chapter 48. Crimes Against Property PART 9: CRIMINAL LAW: PROCEDURE Chapter 49. Criminal Courts and Procedure, Generally Chapter 50. Search, Seizure, and Arrest Chapter 51. Charged With a Crime Chapter 52. Trial In a Criminal Case Chapter 53. Verdicts and Sentencing Chapter 54. Criminal Appeals and Corrections PART 10: LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING Chapter 55. Legal Research: Primary Authority Chapter 56. Legal Research: Secondary Authority Chapter 57. Legal Writing

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