Foundations of Law: Cases, Commentary and Ethics
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Succeed in the course and your future studies with the concise, easy-to-understand coverage of FOUNDATIONS OF LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY, AND ETHICS, 6E. This proven text features an accessible overview of American law and its legal system, over 70 excerpted judicial opinions that illustrate basic themes, and instructive case studies that challenge you to apply concepts to difficult scenarios. To help you master key concepts, the book is filled with learning aids, including chapter-opening learning objectives, chapter review questions, critical thinking questions, and cyber exercises.
"I really like the Exhibits provided throughout the text. I think they tie in well with the subject being discussed, and they also highlight practical issues; this helps provide students with opportunities for critical thinking, and for practical application of what they are studying. I love the Critical Thinking Questions and would use those in my class as written assignments. I like that questions about the cases are provided, at least as starting points for discussion. I thought the Scenarios were a great feature, and I have not seen anything similar in any texts I've used. I often create similar practical examples for my students; having the examples already provided would cut down significantly on my preparation time. I think these Scenarios would also be really good for in-class group projects/discussions."
About the Author
Ransford C. Pyle, J.D., Ph.D. retired as Associate Professor Emeritus from the University of Central Florida and resides in Gainesville, Florida. In addition to FOUNDATIONS OF LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY, AND ETHICS, he has authored several publications, including FAMILY LAW and BUSH V. GORE: UNDERSTANDING THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM. Dr. Pyle is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law and received a Doctoral Degree in Anthropology from the University of Florida.
Carol M. Bast, J.D., is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, where she has taught for the past 24 years. She teaches Legal Research and Legal Writing and is the author an undergraduate textbook on those topics, FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING. Her areas of research and writing include eavesdropping and wiretapping, plagiarism, legal ethics, legal research, legal writing, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Prior to becoming a professor, Bast clerked for a federal district judge and practiced corporate securities and real estate law. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from New York Law School in 1982 and her B.A. from Kalamazoo College in 1974.
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