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Law in the United States

Law in the United States

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: January 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521852067

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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.

    • Comparative approach
    • Describes American legal system within the context of the law of civil law countries
    • Designed mainly for jurists of civil law backgrounds
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521852067
    • length: 342 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.571kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Sources of American law
    2. American common law
    3. Comparative perspectives on American contract law
    4. American federalism
    5. American constitutional law and the role of the United States Supreme Court
    6. American civil justice
    7. American criminal justice
    8. American trial by jury
    9. Choice of law, international civil jurisdiction and recognition of judgments in the United States
    10. The American legal profession
    11. The United States and the global legal order.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Fundamentals of US Law
    • Introduction to American Law
    • Introduction to American Law and Culture
    • Introduction to U.S. Law
    • Introduction to the American Legal System
    • Western Legal Traditions and Systems
  • Authors

    Arthur T. von Mehren
    Arthur T. von Mehren (1922-2006) was Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School. He represented the United States for 38 years in the Hague Conference of Private International Law. He wrote 210 publications in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Japanese. They include the groundbreaking Civil Law System, his pioneering two books and nine articles on Japanese law, his highly original Law of Multistate Problems, his foundational monographs on contract formation and form, his articles on jurisdiction, and his award-winning Hague lectures.

    Peter L. Murray
    Peter L. Murray is the Robert Braucher Visiting Professor of Law from Practice at Harvard Law School. He served as the Faculty Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and continues to serve as Director of the Winter Trial Advocacy Workshop. He is the author of Basic Trial Advocacy, an advocacy training treatise; a co-author of Green, Nesson and Murray's Problems, Cases, & Materials on Evidence, and an author and co-author of many legal articles. He has worked extensively in comparative law, with particular reference to civil procedure in Germany and Europe.

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