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Introduction to United States Law

This guide will provide an introduction to United States law for those new to the study of United States law or anyone looking for a general overview.

U.S. Law - General Introductions

Tugrul Ansay & David Scott Clark, eds., Introduction to the Law of the United States, 2d ed. (Kluwer Law International, 2002)
KF 385 .I58 2002 Law Stacks

Lloyd Bonfield, American Law and the American Legal System in a Nutshell (Thomson/West, 2021)
KF 386 .B59 2021 Law Open Reserve

William Burnham, Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States, 7th ed. (West Academic Publishing, 2016)
KF 385 .B87 2016 Law Stacks

B. Sharon Byrd, Introduction to Anglo-American Law & Language, 2d ed. (Stampfli, 2001)
K 213 .B97 2001 Law Stacks

Richard B. Cappalli, The American Common Law Method (Transnational Publishers, c1997)
KF 394 .C37 1997 Law Stacks

E. Allan Farnsworth, An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, 4th ed. (Oxford University Press, 2010)
KF 387.F3 2010 Law Stacks

Jay M. Feinman, Law 101, 5th ed. (Oxford University Press, 2018)
KF387 .F45 2014 Law Open Reserve

Lawrence Meir Friedman & Grant M. Hayden, American Law: an Introduction, 3d ed. (Oxford University Press, 2017)
KF 387 .F74 2017 Law Stacks

Peter Hay, Law of the United States: An Overview (Routledge, 2017)
KF 385 .H395 2017 Law Stacks

Legal English

Teresa Kissane Brostoff & Ann Sinsheimer, United States Legal Language And Culture: An Introduction to the U.S. Common Law System, 3d ed. (Oceana/Oxford University Press, c2013), KF 272 .B76 2013 Law Stacks

Edward W. Daigneault, Drafting International Agreements in Legal English (Manz, 2005)
K 94 .D35 2005 Law Stacks

Kevin J. Fandl, Lost in Translation: Effective Legal Writing for the International Legal Community (LexisNexis, 2013)
K 94 .F36 2013 Law Stacks

Craig Hoffman & Andrea Tyler, United States Legal Discourse: Legal English for Foreign LLMs (Thomson⁄West, c2008.) KF 250 .H64 2008 Law Stacks

Debra S. Lee, Charles Hall & Marsha Hurley, American Legal English: Using Language in Legal Contexts (University of Michigan Press, c1999)
KF 250 .L3915 1999 Law Stacks

Mark E. Wojcik, Introduction to Legal English: An Introduction to Legal Terminology, Reasoning, and Writing for Lawyers, Law Students, and Business Professionals Who Speak English as a Second Language, 3d ed. (International Law Institute, c2009)
KF 250 .W65 2009 Law Stacks

The Study of Law

Nedzel, Nadia E., Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students, 4th ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2017)
KF 240 .N43 2017 Law Stacks

Kenney F. Hegland, Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell, 8th ed. (West Academic Publishing, 2020)
KF 2473 .H4 2020 Law Open Reserve

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