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An introduction to the legal system of the United States

by E. Allan Farnsworth. Oxford University Press. 4th edition. 2010.
227 pages.

This is a brief introducion to the study of American law. The author provides an explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system. This includes an historical background, information on the judicial system, case law, the legislative system, statutes and secondary authority. Appendix One, Reading Case Law and Statutes, contains exercises to help with understanding statutes and cases and their meanings in relation to other statutes, and similar cases. Appendix two is a list of selected readings to provide more information on the issues and topics raised.

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