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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The English Legal Process, 13th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011

Oxford University Press has recently published the 13th edition of The English Legal Process. English Law is a subject area that is difficult for most in the legal profession, but like foreign and international law in general, is becoming more important even for attorneys whose practices focus on U.S. domestic law. This ten chapter book authored by Terence Ingram begins with an overview of the English court system, and covers courts with special jurisdiction and tribunals with administrative powers. An entire chapter is devoted to the legislative process, including interpretation of statutes by judges. Judicial precedent (including a discussion of the House of Lords and the new British Supreme Court), jury trials, appeals and miscarriage of justice, contempt of court, and remedies for public and private proceedings are among other topics that are covered in detail. This item is currently in the law library's stacks (KD7111.I53 2011).

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