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About the Book

American Legal Process

Front Cover - American Legal Process

Bradley Scott Shannon
Professor of Law
Florida Coastal School of Law

2015. 800 Pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-4196-8. With Teacher's Manual. 

About the Book

This unique new casebook provides a systematic and comprehensive overview of how law is made by each of the three branches of government and how those branches interact with each other. The topical coverage spans coverage usually found in courses or casebooks on legislation, statutory interpretation, and new casebook offerings addressing the “Regulatory State.”

Key Features

• Chapters devoted not only to statutes and statutory interpretation, but also to executive branch lawmaking and the development and use of case law
• Unique, separate chapter on case law
• Treatment of both practical and theoretical in most topics
• Detailed practice problems throughout help students test their understanding of the material
• Sidebars provide in-depth, additional background on various topics
• Well-balanced materials include excerpted cases (mostly from the Supreme Court of the United States), treatises, and law review articles

Preface / Sample Chapters