The Oxford Companion to American Law

The Oxford Companion to American Law

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Baker & Taylor
The comprehensive reference guide to American law features entries written by more than three hundred experts on everything from the Salem witchcraft trials to wiretapping.

Book News
This handsomely bound volume contains 486 alphabetically arranged entries on a variety of influential people, underlying concepts, and important cases in American law. Aimed at scholars, legal professionals, and the general reader, the short essays discuss such topics as affirmative action, public defenders, professional ethics, criminal trial procedure, and the Dred Scott case. The volume features a case index in addition to the subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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A comprehensive reference guide to American law provides alphabetically arranged entries on such subjects as legal concepts, current controversial issues, and important legal cases.

Oxford University Press
A landmark in legal publishing, The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court is a now classic text many of whose entries are regularly cited by scholars as the definitive statement on any particular subject. In the tradition of that work, editor in chief Kermit L. Hall offers up The Oxford Companion to American Law, a one-volume, A-Z encyclopedia that covers topics ranging from aging and the law, wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping, the Salem Witch Trials and Plessy vs. Ferguson.
The Companion takes as its starting point the insight that law is embedded in society, and that to understand American law one must necessarily ask questions about the relationship between it and the social order, now and in the past. The volume assumes that American law, in all its richness and complexity, cannot be understood in isolation, as simply the business of the Supreme Court, or as a list of common law doctrines. Hence, the volume takes seriously issues involving laws role in structuring decisions about governance, the significance of state and local law and legal institutions, and the place of American law in a comparative international perspective. Nearly 500 entries are included, written by over 300 expert contributors.
Intended for the working lawyer or judge, the high school student working on a term paper, or the general adult reader interested in the topic, the Companion is the authoritative reference work on the subject of American law.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780195088786
Branch Call Number: 348.73 OXFORD
Characteristics: xxvi, 912 pages ; 26 cm


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