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Learning About the Law

Front Cover - Learning About the Law

Third Edition

Constantinos E. Scaros

2008. 432 pages. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-7355-6838-9. Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint slides. (Ancillary materials also included on CD-ROM.)

About the Book

Concise and readable, the student-friendly text Learning About the Law is designed to give students an understandable introduction to the legal system.

Proven strengths include:

  • A readable and easily understood text that introduces students to all the basic concepts of the law
  • Designed to make concepts clear and accessible, piquing students' interest without confusing them with overwhelming vocabulary
  • Helpful examples and analogies to make the law come to life
  • Shorter book that can be used in a less comprehensive introductory course or be combined with other materials
  • Charts, illustrations, and photos, as well as key terms, review questions and exercises in each chapter
  • The first half of the book discusses the American Legal System and the basics of briefing cases, legal writing, legal research, and litigation while the second half of the book introduces students to the building blocks of the law:  contracts, torts, and criminal law. The final two chapters include helpful information on ethics and careers in the law.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Critical thinking questions added at the end of each chapter
  • More exercises added to Contracts and Torts chapters
  • New section on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Chapter 5
  • Section on sources of American law added to Chapter 1
  • New Supreme Court cases added to the court cases appendix

The book is part of a comprehensive instructional package that includes PowerPoint slides and an extensive Instructor's Manual featuring:

  • Sample syllabi
  • Information on teaching strategies
  • Chapter-by-chapter resource information
  • Answer keys for all discussion questions and internet assignments
  • Detailed suggestions for additional assignments
  • A Test Bank of exam questions available in both the Instructor's Manual and on CD

Learning about the Law, Third Edition, gives students a broad-brush overview of the legal system that is readable and easily understood.  Through the use of Scaros' text, students will develop a firm foundation in the basics of the law.


Now available as an eBook!