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The law is all around. People continually invoke their rights, and every year millions of Americans are involved in formal legal proceedings. Yet most people are ignorant of even the basic concepts and organizing principles of U.S. law. Into the breach comes Jay Feinman's engrossing book Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About the American Legal System. Akin to a crash course in the first year of law school, Law 101 is a clearly written, eminently readable guide to the tenets of our legal system. It is structured around basic questions such as "If a contract is unfair, can a court refuse to enforce it?" and replete with clarifying examples--real and hypothetical. In explaining battery, Feinman writes: "If someone consents to a certain bodily invasion, he does not necessarily consent to any bodily invasion, however. When Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are in a boxing match, Holyfield has consented to Tyson punching him in the nose ... but he has not consented to Tyson biting off a piece of his ear." Much clearer.
Law 101 won't instruct you on how to write your will or get divorced, but it will educate you at a more systematic level. It is also a great read. --J.R.
good primer for all those who never went to law school or jail/prison.Published 7 months ago by J C Markham
good book for the lay-man and people who need to brush up on the lawPublished 12 months ago by Susan Marie
I'll tell you what the Miranda Warning really is.. Its a fraud, the holy grail of frauds, because when you remain silent and you envoke that right, you are said to have... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Richard Taylor
The book was just what I was looking for. It was very detailed and specific about law history, examples, meaning, and very sensible. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Eyismery