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An Introduction to Law Phil Harris (Sheffield Hallam University)

An Introduction to Law By Phil Harris (Sheffield Hallam University)

An Introduction to Law by Phil Harris (Sheffield Hallam University)


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Setting out a broad range of legal concepts in a sensible, contextualised fashion, this textbook provides those coming to law for the first time with the definitive introduction to the subject.

An Introduction to Law Summary

An Introduction to Law by Phil Harris (Sheffield Hallam University)

Since the publication of its first edition, this textbook has become the definitive student introduction to the subject. As with earlier editions, the seventh edition gives a clear understanding of fundamental legal concepts and their importance within society. In addition, this book addresses the ways in which rules and the structures of law respond to and impact upon changes in economic and political life. The title has been extensively updated and explores recent high profile developments such as the Civil Partnership Act 2005 and the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill. This introductory text covers a wide range of topics in a clear, sensible fashion giving full context to each. For this reason An Introduction to Law is ideal for all students of law, be they undergraduate law students, those studying law as part of a mixed degree, or students on social sciences courses which offer law options.

An Introduction to Law Reviews

'... a clear, comprehensive and extremely interesting account.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
'For anyone new to legal study looking for an accessible introduction, they should look no further than An Introduction to Law. It is well-written and concisely and succinctly covers the main topics for students tackling this fascinating area of undergraduate study. Like previous editions, it continues to build upon its excellent reputation.' The Student Law Journal

About Phil Harris (Sheffield Hallam University)

Phil Harris is Professor of Legal Education at Sheffield Hallam University.

Table of Contents

1. Law and society; 2. Law and morality; 3. Law and the regulation of economic activity; 4. Some important legal concepts; 5. Law and property; 6. Law and settlement; 7. The making of legal rules; 8. The European dimension of English law; 9. Liability in English law: the law of tort; 10. Liability in English law: crime and criminal justice system; 11. Development and the role of contract; 12. Law and government; 13. The legal profession; 14. The judges.

Additional information

GOR008604867
9780521697965
0521697964
An Introduction to Law by Phil Harris (Sheffield Hallam University)
Used - Like New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2006-12-14
528
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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