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American Law 101: An Easy Primer on the U.S. Legal System


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Format: Book - softbound
Brand: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781627228589
Service #: 41721524
Pages: 180
Publication frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
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American Law 101: An Easy Primer on the U.S. Legal System



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Published by the American Bar Association (ABA), American Law 101: An Easy Primer on the U.S. Legal System is a thorough introduction to American legal principles, and an accessible guide to both the spirit and the blackletter law underlying the U.S. legal system. Everyone who wants a better understanding of U.S. law and the way it is applied – including foreign lawyers, law students, business professionals, and journalists – will benefit from this straightforward guide to the American legal system.

American Law 101 offers:

  • Easy-to-read, succinct explanations and examples of most of the concepts covered in U.S. law schools
  • Concepts and terms explained in plain English, with minimal use of American colloquialisms, cultural references, and slang
  • Short executive summaries of each chapter that cover the most crucial, “big picture” applications of the concepts covered
  • Simple and useful diagrams
  • Complete copies of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as a glossary of legal terms

Chapters include:

  • How to Think Like an American Lawyer
  • The American Legal System Made Easy
  • Contracts
  • Torts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • International Business Law: An American Law Perspective
  • International Public Law: An American Law Perspective
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation