xvi, 166 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
9780198745624 (paperback) 0198745621 (paperback)
Very short introductions.
"The law touches all our lives. It is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. This very short introduction outlines the major branches of the law, describing the role of lawyers and how courts operate, and considers the laws, pursuit of justice, freedom, and equality."
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-148, 153-160) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Law's roots Law's branches Law and morality Courts Lawyers The future of the law.
K231 .W333 2015
Revision of: Wacks, Raymond. Law. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.