Law in Context: An Introduction to Law (8th Revised edition)

Law in Context: An Introduction to Law (8th Revised edition)

By: Phil Harris (author)Paperback

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Extensively updated throughout, this new edition introduces students to a wide range of modern legal issues. Written in a clear and engaging style, the book expertly addresses the ways in which the rules and structures of law respond to and influence changes in economic and political life. It provides a clear understanding of the relationship between law and society, with particular emphasis on the importance of morality, dispute solution and business regulation. An Introduction to Law is a valuable resource for students of law, be they undergraduate law students, those studying law as part of a mixed degree, or students on business or social science courses in which legal studies are included.

About Author

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


Part I: 1. Law and society; 2. Law and morality; 3. Law and the regulations of economic activity; 4. Some important legal concepts; 5. Law and the settlement of disputes; 6. The making of legal rules; 7. The legal profession; Part II: 8. The European dimension of English law; 9. Liability in English law: the law of tort; 10. Liability in English law: crime and the criminal justice system; 11. The development and role of the contract; 12. Law and government.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521132077
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 521
  • ID: 9780521132077
  • weight: 1040
  • ISBN10: 052113207X
  • edition: 8th Revised edition

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