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The Oxford companion to American law / editor in chief, Kermit L. Hall ; editors, David S. Clark [and others].

Contributor(s): Hall, Kermit L, 1944-2006 | Clark, David Scott, 1944-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Oxford scholarship online: Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002Description: xxvi, 912 pages ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0195088786; 9780195088786.Subject(s): Law -- United States -- Encyclopedias | Whitman College -- Authors, Faculty | Droit -- �Etats-Unis | Droit -- �Etats-Unis -- Encyclop�edies | Law | United States | United States | Law | Encyclopaedias | Overseas itemGenre/Form: Encyclopedias. | Electronic books. | Encyclopedias. | Reference works.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Oxford companion to American law.DDC classification: 349.73 Other classification: K132.O93 2002 Online resources: Oxford Reference Online | Publisher description Available also online via the Internet.Summary: This book is a one-volume, alphabetically arranged, encyclopedia introducing the main lines of American law, from the institutions, people, events, and cases to the doctrines and concepts. Produced under the editorship of a board of five noted scholars it comprises approximately 500 entries, each written by an expert in the field. The book targets a broad and diverse audience, one that ranges from students studying American law to lawyers or judges actively involved in the practice of law. In subject matter the book deals with the development of positive, common, and constitutional law in the US (as well as arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution), and the related institutions that support them. The Companion stresses concepts more than cases and people as primary subjects, preferring, except for the most iconic cases and the most storied figures of American law, to discuss each within conceptual entries. Although many of the entries must, of necessity, address technical matters, the Companion does not seek to provide a technical analysis of the law, either as a matter of history or current practice.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Available also online via the Internet.

This book is a one-volume, alphabetically arranged, encyclopedia introducing the main lines of American law, from the institutions, people, events, and cases to the doctrines and concepts. Produced under the editorship of a board of five noted scholars it comprises approximately 500 entries, each written by an expert in the field. The book targets a broad and diverse audience, one that ranges from students studying American law to lawyers or judges actively involved in the practice of law. In subject matter the book deals with the development of positive, common, and constitutional law in the US (as well as arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution), and the related institutions that support them. The Companion stresses concepts more than cases and people as primary subjects, preferring, except for the most iconic cases and the most storied figures of American law, to discuss each within conceptual entries. Although many of the entries must, of necessity, address technical matters, the Companion does not seek to provide a technical analysis of the law, either as a matter of history or current practice.

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