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Gary Munneke

Careers in Law

€ 22.95

Provides an overview of careers in law, discusses educational requirements, and includes information on salaries, responsibilities, and employment outlook.


Taal / Language : English

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Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
PART ONE The Legal Profession
CHAPTER 1 Lawyers in America
3(14)
Historical perspective
Statistics on the profession
Myths about lawyers
Future of the legal profession
CHAPTER 2 The Work of Lawyers
17(10)
The roles of lawyers
What lawyers do
CHAPTER 3 The Delivery of legal services
27(14)
Private practice
Corporations
Government
Not-for-profits
Education
Group and prepaid legal services
Entrepreneurs
Other careers
CHAPTER 4 Lawyer Demographics
41(6)
Population centers
Small cities and towns
Rural areas
Law schools
CHAPTER 5 Legal Skills and Values
47(6)
Skills
Values
CHAPTER 6 Career Paths in Law
53(10)
Paths within the legal profession
Law-related paths
Nonlegal paths for lawyers
Roles for nonlawyers
PART TWO Fields of Law Practice
CHAPTER 7 Business Law
63(10)
Contracts
Banking
Corporate law
Regulated industries
Bankruptcy/reorganization
Antitrust
CHAPTER 8 Criminal Law
73(6)
Prosecution
Criminal defense
Constitutional cases
White-collar crime
Criminal investigation
CHAPTER 9 Environmental Law
79(8)
Nuisance, trespass, and strict liability
A network of laws
Education
Natural resources and energy law
Toxic torts
Land use planning
CHAPTER 10 Family Law
87(6)
Domestic relations
Juvenile law
Elder law
CHAPTER 11 Health Law
93(6)
Malpractice
Doctors, hospitals, and HMOs
Legal-medical ethics
Health and environment
Public policy
CHAPTER 12 International Law
99(6)
Public international law
International commercial law
CHAPTER 13 Labor Law
105(6)
Union lawyers
Management lawyers
Government lawyers
Arbitration and mediation
Agents
Employment law
CHAPTER 14 Property Law
111(12)
Real property
Wills and trusts
Housing
Leasing Intellectual property
CHAPTER 15 Public Interest Law
123(6)
Constitutional law
Civil rights
Poverty law
Consumer protection
Representation of other interest groups
CHAPTER 16 Taxation
129(6)
Government tax practice
Personal income tax practice
Business tax practice
Pension and retirement tax practice
Estate tax practice
The general practitioner and the specialist
CHAPTER 17 Tort Law
135(8)
Negligence
Malpractice
Product liability
Toxic torts
Defamation/privacy/misrepresentation
Business torts
Intentional torts
CHAPTER 18 Boutique Practice Areas
143(14)
Computer and Internet law
Immigration law
Agricultural law
Aviation law
Sports and entertainment law
Election law
Maritime/admiralty law
Military law
Attorney discipline
Specialization and the future
APPENDIX U.S. and Canadian Law Schools 157(20)
Recommended Reading 177
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Paperback / softback
192 pagina's
Januari 2003
349 gram
235 x 184 x 13 mm
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