Law in the United States

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Law in the United States

By Arthur T. von Mehren; Peter L. Murray

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Law in the United States, Second Edition, is a concise presentation of the salient elements of the American legal system designed mainly for jurists of civil law backgrounds. It focuses on features of American law likely to be least familiar to jurists from other legal traditions, such as American common law, the federal structure of the U.S. legal system, and the American constitutional tradition. The use of comparative law technique permits foreign jurists to appreciate the American legal system in comparison with legal systems with which they are already familiar. Chapters in the second edition also cover such topics as American civil justice, criminal law, jury trial, choice of laws and international jurisdiction, the American legal profession, and the influence of American law in the global legal order.

Subject: Professional, Career & Trade -> Law -> Law

Law in the United States
2nd edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1/8/07
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511266960
ISBN 13: 9780511266966
Print ISBN: 9780521852067

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