1001 Legal Words You Need to Know (1001 Words You Need to Know) (Hardcover)

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By Jay M. Feinman (Editor), Erin McKean (Editor), James E. Clapp (Essay by)
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1001 Legal Words You Need to Know explains and illuminates the most difficult and arcane vocabulary any American has to deal with-that of the law. This comprehensive but never condescending guide to the language of the American legal system carefully defines and explains every term with a sample sentence, and many entries have supplementary notes. In addition, the book includes a number of quick miniguides to legal troubleshooting that include information on understanding wills, trusts, and inheritance, granting someone the power of attorney, understanding contracts, what to do if you're sued, how to choose a lawyer, exploring law school, and enjoying cop and lawyer dramas. The backmatter contains an extensive list of legal aid organizations and a helpful bibliography of books about the law and lawyers for further reading.

About the Author

Jay M. Feinman is the author of Law 101 and Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780195165036
ISBN-10: 0195165039
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: September 18th, 2003
Pages: 239
Language: English
Series: 1001 Words You Need to Know