Legal Terminology (7e) : 9780134849225

Legal Terminology (7e)

 
Edition
 
7
ISBN
 
9780134849225
ISBN 10
 
0134849221
Published
 
07/01/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
448
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$257.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in business law.

More than 1,500 legal terms in context, with extensive practice
Lively and easy to read, Legal Terminology introduces students to more than 1,500 legal terms, contextualised within the legal field. Styled like a workbook, the text promotes active learning through a concise, engaging presentation of narratives, definitions, study aids, and application activities. The 7th edition has been revised to improve accuracy and currency. It includes a new chapter on the Uniform Commercial Code, new material on e-Contracts and cyber law, and new features demonstrating the practical application of legal terms.

Table of contents
  • PART I: TERMS USED IN PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
  • 1. Court Systems and Jurisdiction
  • 2. Criminal Trial Procedure
  • 3. Civil Trial Procedure
  • 4. Defensive Pleadings in Civil Trials
  • 5. Methods of Discovery
  • 6. Pretrial Hearing and Jury Trial
  • 7. Steps in a Trial
  • 8. Legal Ethics
  • PART II: TERMS USED IN CONSTITUTIONAL AND CRIMINAL LAW
  • 9. Constitutional Law
  • 10. Crimes, Accomplices, and Defenses
  • 11. Crimes Against Property
  • 12. Crimes Against the Person and Human Habitation
  • 13. Homicide
  • 14. Crimes Against Morality and Drug Abuse
  • PART III: TERMS USED IN TORTS LAW
  • 15. Torts and Tortfeasors
  • 16. Intentional Torts
  • 17. Negligence and Product Liability
  • PART IV: TERMS USED IN LAW OF CONTRACTS
  • 18. Formation of Contracts
  • 19. Contract Requirements
  • 20. Third Parties and Discharge of Contracts
  • 21. The Uniform Commercial Code and Sales of Goods Contracts
  • PART V: TERMS USED IN THE LAW OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AND AGENCY
  • 22. Personal Property vs. Real Property
  • 23. Intellectual Property
  • 24. Law of Agency
  • PART VI: TERMS USED IN THE LAW OF WILLS AND ESTATES
  • 25. Wills, Testaments, and Advance Directives
  • 26. Revocation, Lapses, and Ademption
  • 27. Principal Clauses in a Will
  • 28. Disinheritance and Intestacy
  • 29. Personal Representative of the Estate
  • 30. Settling an Estate
  • 31. Trusts
  • PART VII: TERMS USED IN LAW OF REAL PROPERTY
  • 32. Estates in Real Property
  • 33. Multiple Ownership of Real Property
  • 34. Acquiring Title to Real Property
  • 35. Deeds
  • 36. Mortgages
  • 37. Landlord and Tenant
  • PART VIII: TERMS USED IN FAMILY LAW
  • 38. Marriage, Divorce, and Dissolution of Marriage
  • 39. Divorce Procedure
  • PART IX: TERMS USED IN BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS AND BANKRUPTCY
  • 40. Business Organizations
  • 41. The Law of Bankruptcy
New to this edition

Introduction to legal terms and their applications

  • Terms in Action have been added throughout chapters to show legal terms at work in law practice.

Practice opportunities and learning aids

  • Web Wise is a new chapter feature giving students immediate, external research opportunities on topics in the chapters. It includes content-focused web links and a short summary about the value of each suggested link.

Updates to relevant legal content

  • Major revisions to the primary legal authority or legal doctrines were made in each chapter.
  • More legal citations have been added to existing statutes and case law throughout the text.
  • A new chapter on the Uniform Commercial Code addresses sales of goods.
  • New material on e-Contracts and cyber law has been added.

Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.
Features & benefits

Introduction to legal terms and their applications

  • More than 1,500 legal terms with phonetic pronunciations are covered in a unique paragraph format — with chapter outlines, clear explanations, and definitions — distinguishing it from a legal dictionary. The terms pertain to topics such as covenant marriage, e¿Commerce, DNA evidence, health¿ care declaration, and registered land.
  • Students learn Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes throughout the text in Sharpening Your Latin Skills sections, a glossary of Latin terms and phrases, and Word Wise features.
  • New - Terms in Action have been added throughout chapters to show legal terms at work in law practice.

Practice opportunities and learning aids

  • Exercises contextualising legal terms include Understanding Legal Concepts, Using Legal Language, and Reviewing What You Learned.
  • Fun activities to improve retention include introductory chapter quizzes, Puzzle Over What You Learned crossword puzzles, and Checking Terminology assignments.
  • New - Web Wise is a new chapter feature giving students immediate, external research opportunities on topics in the chapters. It includes content-focused web links and a short summary about the value of each suggested link.

Updates to relevant legal content

  • Updated - Major revisions to the primary legal authority or legal doctrines were made in each chapter.
  • Updated - More legal citations have been added to existing statutes and case law throughout the text.
  • New - A new chapter on the Uniform Commercial Code addresses sales of goods.
  • Updated - New material on e-Contracts and cyber law has been added.

Author biography

Kent D. Kauffman is Associate Professor of Business Law at Purdue University Fort Wayne (formerly called Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne), in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is licensed to practice law in Indiana and is certified as a mediator in Indiana. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Temple University and a graduate of The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. For 15 years, Professor Kauffman was the Chair of the Paralegal Studies Department at Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Professor Kauffman is the author of various academic journal articles and other books, including Legal Ethics, in its third edition and published by Delmar Cengage Learning. He is a multiple recipient of Who’s Who in American Education® and Who’s Who in American Law®. Professor Kauffman is the recipient of various teaching awards, including being inducted into the Indiana University Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), as well as being awarded on multiple occasions as Professor of the Year by Delta Sigma Pi, his university’s co-educational business fraternity.

Gordon W. Brown
is a Professor Emeritus of North Shore Community College, Danvers, Massachusetts, where he taught for 30 years. He also taught for two years at Pepperell High School, Pepperell, Massachusetts, and for six years at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts.

In addition to writing the first five editions of this book, Professor Brown is the author of the first three editions of Administration of Wills, Trusts, and Estates published by Delmar Cengage Learning. Over a 30-year period, he co-authored eight editions of Understanding Business & Personal Law and seven editions of Business Law with UCC Applications, published by McGraw-Hill.

In 1998, Professor Brown was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from his alma mater, Salem State University. He received his law degree from Suffolk University and practiced law part time while teaching full time. He is a retired member of the Massachusetts and federal Bars.