As such, it makes for an educational read before tackling more detailed legal texts. Apr 12, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book shouldn't have taken me a month to read. It was engaging, interesting and insightful.
However, I was so intent on absorbing every piece of information and memorising every legal term I failed utterly that I would put the book down whenever my concentration slipped a bit which was almost all the time. On the whole, this book's catch is that it makes the subject of law really, really the opposite of boring.
And that's a really big deal. Very interesting introduction to topics one would encounter in the first yeah of law school. I wish this was recommended as summer reading before I started law school. The book lays out what certain areas of the law are civ pro and why they are necessary which would help me understand why first years have to study them. Dec 09, Vikas Erraballi rated it really liked it. Delivers what it promises. May 07, Shea Griffin rated it liked it. I hoped it would be better. A great introductory text to get one to start thinking about law.
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I read a large portion of this book for my introductory law class. May 21, Paul Bulger rated it it was amazing. Only for those interested in getting a more solid understanding about how law affects their lives, and good foundation if you're looking at going to law school. If you're already in law school, however, there probably won't be much here for you. Oct 05, Charles rated it really liked it. I'm more interested in business law, so the Great Courses talks on contracts and business law were better, but I thought this would've been a better introduction before diving into the specialties.
Starts off by saying Law shouldn't be complicated to the point that it's misunderstood by average citizens, and then does nothing to try and clear up that complication. If you can understand it, it's a good read. Feb 05, Stuart Woolf rated it liked it. I've only read about two-thirds of this book, specifically the chapters on constitutional law, contract law, torts, and property law. I may go back to read the chapters on civic and criminal procedure, but they do not interest me to the same degree. What can I say?
If you know little to nothing about law, this book has a plenty to teach you, and I would recommend it as a general reference text. It doesn't go too deeply into details, but given the subject matter, this is probably a good 3. It doesn't go too deeply into details, but given the subject matter, this is probably a good thing. Much of the law rests on foundations like historical precedence or the concept of "what a reasonable person would do" or, in the case of contracts, economic efficiency and practicality.
Some aspects of the law, like judicial review, seem to have arisen out of historical accidents if the power of unelected judges to nullify legislation strikes you as unconstitutional, similar to the role of Islamic jurists in Iran, you would do well to know its origins cannot be traced to the Constitution. The author is skeptical of tort reform or capping damages on medical malpractice, making the lame argument that health care costs act as insurance against catastrophes.
Our inability to lower the cost of care is a widely documented disgrace, and much of it is traceable to avoiding liability. There is a real agency dilemma in law, it is why lawyers are unpopular, so I am hopeful this topic is addressed in the chapters I didn't read. I liked this book because it provides a good overview of the law. The author does a good job in explaining the different areas of the law. It is important to know that there are different opinions on some of the subjects in the book such as constitutional interpretation and tort law.
The author outlines the different opinions but clearly he has his own biases so it is important to think after each chapter about these issues and formulate opinion about them. One example is how much freedom should I liked this book because it provides a good overview of the law. One example is how much freedom should the courts have in interpreting the constitution?
Another example is did Tort laws gone too far in granting damages that they increased the overhead of doing business and reduced people's responsibility for their choices? Aug 02, Terrance rated it really liked it. Good as a review or a preview before going to law school.
An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure by Robert Cryer
Will give you insight regarding laws and procedures. If you don't know anything about the world of law, this book may be confusing. Good if you sit down and read it, and try to understand what the author is saying who is clearly very knowledgeable of the nuances of law; he is a law professor. This book will only teach you the theories behind basic laws, criminal, civil, contract, business. Doesn't go over the real fundamentals of law, Good as a review or a preview before going to law school.
Doesn't go over the real fundamentals of law, such as writing and research. Special topics include crime prevention, restorative justice, and conflict resolution and pure justice. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to understand, critically analyze and assess descriptive and quantitative research studies. Topics include the roles of theory and ethics in research, hypothesis testing, and research design.
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Evaluates current patterns and practices of law enforcement, criminal courts and corrections relative to women as offenders, victims, and employees. Examination of criminal organizations in America.
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The New Zealand Legal System: Structures and Processes, 6th edition
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Holvoet, Mathias and Mema, Medlir The Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar. Drones under International Law. Open Journal of Political Science, Vol. Human Rights Review, Vol. International Criminal Justice Review, Vol. Cambridge University Press Online publication date: June Print publication year: Export citation Recommend to librarian Recommend this book.
Please enter a valid email address Email already added. The Times Higher Education Supplement '… this readable book succeeds admirably in its aim to be 'a manageable and useful introduction to the field'. Journal of International and Comparative Law Quarterly 'Cryer et al have produced comprehensive and scholarly text on international criminal law and procedure.
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