Foundations of Law: Cases, Commentary and Ethics

Foundations of Law: Cases, Commentary and Ethics
By C. Ransford Pyle, Carol M. Bast

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In the fourth edition of Foundations of Law, concentration on the overview of American law and its legal system permeates the text to assist students in preparation for advanced courses of study. Over forty excerpted judicial opinions are used to illustrate basic themes, and instructive case studies are presented to challenge students beyond acquiring knowledge, so that thorough understanding of concepts and their application in difficult scenarios can be achieved. Each chapter is designed for one week of study, and is written with clarity and conciseness to facilitate comprehension of the material. The addition of chapter review questions and websites promote learning and retention.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1562915 in Books
  • Published on: 2006-07-07
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.50" h x 7.50" w x .80" l, 1.95 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 440 pages

Editorial Reviews

The authors writing style and reading level are appropriate for the students I teach, which range from recent high school graduates to older career-changers in the community college setting. - Community College of Philadelphia

I would certainly recommend it to my colleagues as our preferred text for the introduction to law course.

Pyle is eminently readable and its style is entirely appropriate for our paralegal students, a majority of whom have already earned a baccalaureate or higher degree. - Edmonds Community Collge

About the Author
C. Ransford Pyle has over fifteen years experience in teaching paralegal studies at the university and community college level. He is currently the Coordinator of the Legal Studies Program at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Carol M. Bast is Associate Professor in the Department of Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida. She has won several professional awards, frequently presents at legal and academic conferences, and is an active member of the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects and the Legal Writing Institute. Her many published works include articles on legal research, legal writing, eavesdropping, and wiretapping, as well as Foundations of Law and Florida Courts, a textbook. Carol Bast earned an M.B.A. from University of Central Florida, a Ph.D. in Spanish from University of Florida, and a J.D. from the New York Law School.

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4Good intro book for college students
By Tony Cucinelli
The subject matter of the book is hard to understand at times and it isn't the writers fault. It is the legal system jargon and my own lack of knowledge of that jargon.

Basically the books premise is that the legal system is designed by people who aren't interested in catering to their audience. So you have to learn their jargon before you can learn the legal system. I appreciate this books insightful disclaimer and did find the briefs here especially hard to understand. The rest of the writing is straight forward, its just the subject its talking about isn't.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Like New
By Elizabeth
I ordered a used book, with a "fair" condition advertisement. I received it with a little delayed but it was just like new. I am happy with the savings and the product!

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Used but good condition as promised
By dmm
Product was in used but good condition as promised & delivered quickly. Thanks! I was able to get my homework done for the first week of class.

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