An Introduction to Law (Law in Context)

An Introduction to Law (Law in Context)

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Phil Harris
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 8, 10/29/2015
EAN 9780521132077, ISBN10: 052113207X

Paperback, 526 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 3 cm
Language: English

Extensively updated throughout, this new edition introduces students to a wide range of modern legal issues. Written in a clear and engaging style, the book expertly addresses the ways in which the rules and structures of law respond to and influence changes in economic and political life. It provides a clear understanding of the relationship between law and society, with particular emphasis on the importance of morality, dispute solution and business regulation. An Introduction to Law is a valuable resource for students of law, be they undergraduate law students, those studying law as part of a mixed degree, or students on business or social science courses in which legal studies are included.

Part I
1. Law and society
2. Law and morality
3. Law and the regulations of economic activity
4. Some important legal concepts
5. Law and the settlement of disputes
6. The making of legal rules
7. The legal profession
Part II
8. The European dimension of English law
9. Liability in English law
the law of tort
10. Liability in English law
crime and the criminal justice system
11. The development and role of the contract
12. Law and government.