American Business Law
A Civil Law Perspective
By Laura Carlson
293 pages, 5 ¼" x 8 ¼"
$99.50 Paper Original
This book is written to give lawyers trained in civil law a basic overview of the American legal systems, as well as of certain fundamental areas of the law. The systems discussed in
Part I include the common law, the separation of power as well as the checks and balances between the different state institutions, federalism, as well as civil and criminal procedure.
Part II explores property (including intellectual property), contracts (including sales and CISG), torts and the law of business enterprises.
The extensive agency law and power existing at both the federal and state levels is addressed in Part III, specifically in the areas of employment and labor law, consumer law, environmental law, antitrust and securities law. The concluding chapter addresses the role of lawyers in the American legal systems.
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