Overview of U.S. Law

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LexisNexis #ad - Who seek an overview of the legal system. The opening chapter of the book provides an overview of the legal system in the United States, and offers comparison with a civil code system. The final chapter of the book examines the practice of law in the United States. Law is intended for students who are considering attending law school, those who plan to participate in an LL.

M. This is a book that provides a preliminary examination of seventeen different subjects covered in law schools across the United States. It also examines typical bar-type courses such as Wills and Trusts, Evidence, and Family Law. Law Project. The actual project includes lectures on each of the subjects covered in the book, and the video lectures are presented by the same individual who authored the chapter in the book.

Overview of U.S. Law #ad - Expert legal academics, drawn from a number of outstanding American law schools, authored each of the different chapters. Used book in Good Condition. Overview of U. S. Each chapter offers a succinct and organized review of the topic and begins with a detailed outline of the subject. The book covers basic first year courses like Contracts, Torts, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, and Property.

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Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

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Broadway Books #ad - Until we address these hidden biases head-on, the social inequality we see now will only widen, Benforado argues, as powerful players and institutions find ways to exploit the weaknesses of our legal system. Weaving together historical examples, scientific studies, and compelling court cases—from the border collie put on trial in Kentucky to the five teenagers who falsely confessed in the Central Park Jogger case—Benforado shows how our judicial processes fail to uphold our values and protect society’s weakest members.

But it’s not for the reasons we tend to think, as law professor Adam Benforado argues in this eye-opening, galvanizing book. Our nation is founded on the idea that the law is impartial, that legal cases are won or lost on the basis of evidence, careful reasoning and nuanced argument. But they may, in fact, turn on the camera angle of a defendant’s taped confession, the number of photos in a mug shot book, or a simple word choice during a cross-examination.

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice #ad - In unfair, showing, for example, benforado shines a light on this troubling new field of research, that people with certain facial features receive longer sentences and that judges are far more likely to grant parole first thing in the morning. Over the last two decades, psychologists and neuroscientists have uncovered many cognitive forces that operate beyond our conscious awareness.

Broadway Books. This is because the roots of injustice lie not inside the dark hearts of racist police officers or dishonest prosecutors, but within the minds of each and every one of us. The evidence is all around us: Our system of justice is fundamentally broken.

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Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law, Fifth Edition

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Oxford University Press #ad - Madison that gave the Supreme Court the power to declare state and federal law unconstitutional. In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. Perfect for students contemplating law school, or even casual fans of "court-television" shows, journalists covering legislature, Law 101 is a clear and accessible introduction to the American legal system.

To illustrate how the legal system works, Feinman draws from noteworthy, infamous, and even outrageous examples and cases. A key to learning about the law is understanding legal vocabulary, and Feinman helps by clarifying terms like "due process" and "equal protection, " as well as by drawing distinctions between terms like "murder" and "manslaughter.

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Broadway Books. In the years since the publication of the fourth edition, there have been many important developments on the legal front. The supreme court has issued important decisions on presidential powers, freedom of religion, and personal liberty. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, property, including constitutional law, and criminal, the litigation process, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, and contracts law.

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Six Capitals, or Can Accountants Save the Planet?: Rethinking Capitalism for the Twenty-First Century

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Only the second revolution in accounting since double-entry bookkeeping began, it is of seismic proportions, driven by the 2008 financial crash and our ongoing environmental crisis. Today it is quickly unfolding. In 2012, the sea-change year, two key initiatives took root: an international movement to transform how corporate accounting is calculated and the rise of incorporating the effects on the environment to the accounting of national and global economies.

The changes it will wreak are profound and far-reaching and not only will transform the way the world does business but also will alter the nature of capitalism. While the wealth of nations and corporations has been vital to the global economy, increasingly the world is coming to realize that such endless growth is limited by the earth's resources and comes at a huge price to the planet and to human well-being.

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This is the story of a twenty-first-century revolution being led by the most unlikely of rebels: accountants. Six capitals tells the story of this coming new age in capitalism, evaluating its promise and the disaster that lies ahead if it is not implemented.

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Gatekeepers: The Role of the Professions and Corporate Governance Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies

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Oxford University Press #ad - Above all, this book examines the institutional changes and pressures that caused gatekeepers to underperform or neglect their responsibilities, and focuses on those feasible changes that can restore gatekeepers as the loyal agents of investors. This informed and readable view of the players on the contemporary business stage will be essential reading for investors, professionals, executives and business academics concerned with issues of good governance.

Broadway Books. John C. A number of 'gatekeeping' professions - auditors, securities analysts, attorneys, credit-rating agencies - exist to guard against these governance failures. In the wake of a series of corporate governance disasters in the US and Europe which have gained almost mythic status - Enron, Tyco, Adelphia, WorldCom, HealthSouth, Parmalat - one question has not yet been addressed.

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Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Related Laws Elgar Compliance Guides

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Anyone seeking an informed and comprehensive understanding of the modern era of enforcement of bribery laws and related risk management strategies will find this book to be a valuable resource including in-house compliance personnel, FCPA and related practitioners, board of director members and executive officers.

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Broadway Books. It also guides readers through various components of compliance best practices from the fundamentals of conducting a risk assessment, to effectively communicating compliance expectations, to implementing and overseeing compliance strategies.

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Unaccountable: How the Accounting Profession Forfeited a Public Trust

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Wiley #ad - From the collectors at communal granaries in the ancient Middle East to the scribes who monitored Queen Victoria's Exchequer, the accountant's role has been to preserve the integrity of financial systems. Capital markets, counseling the allies on financial matters in both world wars, advising Congress on the creation of the federal income tax, and inventing the concept of the gross national product.

For thousands of years, respected, those who controlled and monitored society's finances-accountants-were often the most powerful, and influential members of the community. Yet by 2003, the reputation of the public accountant was in tatters. How did the accounting profession in america squander its legacy of public service? What happened to the accountants that presidents, senators, and captains of industry turned to for advice? Why did auditors stop looking for fraud? How did this once revered profession find itself in this unlikely and humiliating state? Broadway Books.

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Contract Law, Selected Source Materials Annotated, 2018 Edition Selected Statutes

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West Academic Publishing #ad - Each document is introduced by a short annotation that explains the documents origin, scope of application, central purposes, and current legal status. Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase. This best-selling supplement contains the U. C. C. Article 2, the cisg, extensive portions of the Restatement Second of Contracts, and various other domestic and international contract documents.

. This volume is suitable for use with any contracts casebook. Broadway Books.

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International White Collar Crime

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Focusing on the role of international relations, it draws from case studies in a diverse range of criminality from money laundering to tax evasion. Contemporary transnational criminals take advantage of globalization, trade liberalization, and emerging new technologies to commit a diverse range of crimes.

Newly revised and expanded, the second edition of International White Collar Crime incorporates recent developments and updated case studies. New chapters on environmental crimes and securities enforcement under the Dodd-Frank Act continue to make it an essential tool for practicing business, law, and law enforcement.

International White Collar Crime #ad - . Broadway Books. This book examines the rise of international economic crime and recent strategies to combat it in the United States and abroad. By moving money, services, goods, and people instantaneously they are able to serve purposes of pure economic gain or political violence.

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The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Edition

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Claitors Pub Div #ad - The bluebook: a uniform system of citation 20th edition, covering the format of citations from a variety of legal sources, Presents a guide for lawyers for constructing citations, periodicals, electronic media, books, statutes, including court cases, and international documents. Broadway Books. Bluebook: a Uniform System of Citation.

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Total Diplomacy: The Art of Winning RISK

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BookSurge Publishing #ad - But that is not all. You will see how you can apply this knowledge to negotiate more successfully and be in control of people. Broadway Books. Learn how to use diplomacy effectively to get what you want in life. Bluebook: a Uniform System of Citation. Have you always wanted to win against your cousin in the game of risk? do you feel frustrated when they gang up on you and you cannot do much about it? Or perhaps you have made a reputation for yourself as the greatest Risk player ever only to lose in the next game and the one after that! This book aims to teach you how to beat them all in your own sweet way.

There is a lot to learn from history and its great leaders.

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