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A history of American law

by Lawrence M. Friedman

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Law -- United States -- History

    • Edition Notes

      StatementLawrence M. Friedman.
      SeriesA Touchstone book
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF352 .F7 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination781 p. ;
      Number of Pages781
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3030208M
      ISBN 100671528076, 0671815911
      LC Control Number85010781

      This book is an introduction to Anglo-American legal history. It has chapters on: courts, the jury, the bench and bar, customs and cases, legislation and codification, doctrinal writings (e.g., Littleton, Kent and Story), real property, torts, contracts, law and commerce, negotiable . Lawrence M. Friedman has 56 books on Goodreads with ratings. Lawrence M. Friedman’s most popular book is A History of American Law. Lawrence M. Friedman has 56 books on Goodreads with ratings. Lawrence M. Friedman’s most popular book is A History of American Law.

      In the first of the three volumes of his projected comprehensive narrative history of the role of law in America from the colonial years through the twentieth century, G. Edward White takes up the central themes of American legal history from the earliest European settlements through the Civil War. The law of the United States comprises many levels of codified and uncodified forms of law, of which the most important is the United States Constitution, which prescribes the foundation of the federal government of the United States, as well as various civil Constitution sets out the boundaries of federal law, which consists of Acts of Congress, treaties ratified by the Senate.

      Watch video lessons and learn about the different aspects of the history of American law. These engaging lessons are just a portion of our online study guide and video collection. Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook is a free, “open” textbook designed for a four-credit trademark course, which is what I teach at NYU School of Law. Model syllabi for four-credit and three-credit courses are available in the Faculty Resources section of this website. Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System.


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