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Language: en
Pages: 166
Authors: Raymond Wacks
Categories: Comparative law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this, the law often seems a highly technical, perplexing mystery, with its antiquated and often impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and endless stream
The Common Law: a Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Joshua Getzler
Categories: Common law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-01 - Publisher:

The common law began as England's national system of adjudication for correcting wrongs, protecting rights, and enforcing due administration of government in the Royal courts. Its origins can be traced back to 11th century England, and was soon exported to the rest of Britain and ultimately to the far-flung reaches
Philosophy of Law
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Raymond Wacks
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. The revised edition of this Very Short Introduction examines the central questions about law's relation to justice,
A Short Introduction to the Common Law
Language: en
Pages: 189
Authors: Geoffrey Samuel
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

'Common law has remained enigmatic for lawyers from the civil law legal culture. This book presents a wonderfully compact introduction to the English common law and explains concisely why it is as it is today. Geoffrey Samuel offers insightful and scholarly first-rate representation of those characteristics which stand out for
American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 149
Authors: G. Edward White
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

A concise examination of the central role of legal decisions in shaping key social issues explores topics ranging from Native American affairs and slavery to business and home life as well as how criminal and civil offenses have been addressed in positive and negative ways. Original.