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Law of the United States : An Introduction (Hardcover) (Peter Hay)
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The Law of the United States provides an introduction and overview of the American legal system. With an emphasis throughout on up-to-date case law and current literature, it is an ideal first point of entry for students and practitioners alike and a starting point for further independent research.
Professor Hay provides a concise and straightforward explanation of the law and legal vocabulary as well as an introduction to the different types of law and legal techniques. He explains the role of Congress, the Executive and the Courts. He introduces the reader to the complexities of federal and state law, emphasizing that the many areas of public law and virtually all areas of private law are the separate law of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, and the (U.S.-dependent) Territories in which common language, legal tradition, history and culture have served to bring about a basic legal unity.