Learning About the Law, Third Edition

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

Proven strengths include:

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

• uses 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

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 with the final two chapters include helpful information on ethics and careers in the law

• each chapter includes charts, illustrations, and photos, as well as key terms, review questions, and exercises

New to the Third Edition:

critical thinking questions added at the end of each chapter. These more in-depth questions challenge students to think about what they have learned

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-ROM

Learning About the Law, Third Edition gives students a broad-brush overview of the legal system that is readable and easily understood. The book affords them a basic introduction without overwhelming them at this early stage. Through the use of Scaros’ text students will develop a firm foundation of in the basics of the law.

An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/scaros3

*Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or examcopy@wolterskluwer.com.




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