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NCJ Number: 121941 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Law and the Legal Process
Author(s): B F Cataldo; F G Kempin Jr; J M Stockton; C M Weber
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 856
Sponsoring Agency: Robert E Krieger Publishing Co
Malabar, FL 32950
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89464-258-8
Sale Source: Robert E Krieger Publishing Co
Krieger Drive
Malabar, FL 32950
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book, intended as a text book for business and liberal arts students, examines in 22 chapters the law and its response to selected social problems.
Abstract: Chapters one and two examine the nature and history of law, along with the processes it uses and the principles it has evolved. In chapters three and four jurisprudential thought is examined, and legislation, administrative law, and nonjudicial tribunals are discussed. Chapter five looks at legal reasoning, the growth of law, and judicial supremacy, while chapter six examines federalism and the legal system. Chapters seven through eleven discuss jurisdiction, conflict of laws, torts, civil procedure, and criminal procedure. Chapter 12 provides an introduction to contracts, while chapters 13 through 22 deal with manifestation of assent, the reality of consent, contractual consideration, discharge of a contract, incapacity, the Statute of Frauds, illegality, remedies, third-party beneficiaries and assignments, and agency. Table of edited cases and index.
Main Term(s): Law-related education
Index Term(s): Citizen legal knowledge; Jurisprudence; Legal doctrines
Note: Third Edition
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