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The Study of Law: A Critical Thinking Approach 4E

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Fourth Edition

Katherine A. Currier
Elms College

Thomas E. Eimermann
Illinois State University

2016. 688 Pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-5222-3. With Teacher's Manual. 

About the Book

The latest edition of The Study of Law: A Critical Thinking Approach offers a comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to law course. A critical thinking approach is used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging students to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions.  The text is divided into two parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course.  Part I,  Introduction to the Legal System, introduces students to the sources and classification of law, the structure of the court system, and an overview of litigation.  Part II:  Basic Legal Concepts, covers the basics of analysis and interpretation of the law, followed by chapters on substantive law.

Key Features of the New Edition:
Teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases
Strong pedagogy reinforces well-written text presented in an accessible and well-organized format
Edited cases are included in every chapter to teach students how to read and analyze the law
New coverage includes:  the Boston Marathon bombing case, the Affordable Care Act, and trademark issues involving the Washington Redskins , e-filing and e-discovery, discussion of same-sex marriage and custody disputes over pre-embryos, and crimes of unauthorized access of computer data and warrantless searches of cell phones

Preface / Sample Chapters