Constitutional and administrative law is one of the core subjects required for a
qualifying law degree and so is a compulsory part of undergraduate law
programmes and graduate diploma in law programmes. It is, however, very
different from many of the other core legal subjects because it concentrates
less on legal rules than on the operation of the system itself – in particular,
the operation of the state and the relationship between the state and the
The U.S. legal system is admired around
the world for the freedoms it allows the
individual and the fairness with which it
attempts to treat all persons. On the surface, it
may seem simple, yet those who have delved
into it know that this system of federal and
state constitutions, statutes, regulations, and
common-law decisions is elaborate and complex.
It derives from the English common law,
but includes principles older than England,
along with some principles from other lands.
States and law faculties of higher educational institutions are encouraged to
include international law as a core subject in their curricula. They are also
encouraged to introduce courses in international law for students studying law,
political science, social sciences and other relevant disciplines; they should study
the possibility of introducing topics of international law in the curricula of
schools at the primary and secondary levels.
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE is an effective resource for learning all substantive and procedural aspects of criminal law. This practical, up-to-date text features important updates to criminal laws and statutes in the post 9-11 world, including white-collar crime, cybercrime, identity theft, new sentencing guidelines, and much more.
Few among us can claim to have shaped the course of world history.
M. Cherif Bassiouni, however, is just such a man. Often referred to as the
“father” of modern international criminal law, his fingerprints are upon
every major international criminal law instrument of the past 45 years
including the Apartheid Convention, the Torture Convention, and the
Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court. An extraordinarily
prolific scholar, Bassiouni has written and edited 72 books on Extradition
Law, International and Comparative Criminal Law, International Human
Rights, and U.S.
Drug and alcohol addictions and the law are historically well acquainted
in the American legal system. The pervasive presence of legal consequences
from alcohol and drug disorders is evidence in medical-legal populations. The
identification and treatment of addictive diseases are increasingly important in
forensic practice, particularly in cases pertaining to criminal conduct, malprac-
tice, employment, disability, child custody, and correctional psychiatry.
h is book was accepted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Hamburg as
the dissertation for my doctorate in law in the spring of 2008. It was updated
to its current form for publication.
I owe special thanks to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rüdiger Wolfrum, professor of
international law at the University of Heidelberg, director of the Max Planck
Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and judge at the
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, for his supervision and timely
review of my submissions and his support when I was a senior research...
As the International Criminal Court is gathering momentum and facing a growing
case-load, it appears necessary to revisit the fundamental concept underpinning
the Rome Statute: complementarity. Despite its apparent simplicity, this notion is
extremely complex and the Court is now faced with pressing questions regarding its
interpretation. Yet, no comprehensive study has hitherto been undertaken regarding
the multiple facets, historical and contemporary, legal, philosophical and practical of
the notion of complementarity...
Mental health and legal professionals face formidable challenges in applying
their knowledge and expertise to the criminal justice system. This
book addresses psycholegal issues from both law (e.g., statutes, case law,
and legal theory) and clinical-forensic (e.g., empirically based knowledge
and specialized methods) perspectives.Within the criminal justice system,
it considers the major legal, empirical, and forensic issues found in the
law–mental health interface.
Chapter 1 provides knowledge of the nature of law. After you have studied this chapter, you should be able to: Identify the respective makers of the different types of law (constitutions, statutes, common law, and administrative regulations and decisions); identify the type of law that takes precedence when two types of law confl ict; explain the basic differences between the criminal law and civil law classifi cations; describe key ways in which the major schools of jurisprudence differ from each other.
After completing this chapter, students will be able to: Explain the concept of illegality as it pertains to contract law, identify illegal agreements and discuss the effect of illegality, analyze effect of non-compete and exculpatory clauses, explain unconscionability.
After completing this unit, you should be able to: List contracts that must be written to satisfy the Statute of Frauds, identify exceptions to the Statute of Frauds, compare UCC with the Statute of Frauds under common law. describe the parole evidence rule.
Constitutional conventions are rules of practice considered binding on those to whom
they apply, but they are not legally enforceable. They are of immense importance in
regulating the ways in which the legal framework of the British Constitution is
operated in reality. Good examples of constitutional practice governed by convention
are the office of Prime Minister (not recognised by statute until 1905), the system of
Cabinet government, and the principle that the Sovereign does not refuse royal assent
to Bills passed by Parliament. All these emerged in the 18th century....
After reading this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions: What types of contracts fall within the statute of frauds? What are the requirements for a writing to satisfy the statute of frauds? What does the parol evidence rule do? What is the difference between an assignment and a delegation? What does it mean to say that the assignee stands in the shoes of the assignor?
Chapter 1 - The nature of law. After you have studied this chapter, you should be able to: Identify the respective makers of the different types of law (constitutions, statutes, common law, and administrative regulations and decisions); identify the type of law that takes precedence when two types of law confl ict; explain the basic differences between the criminal law and civil law classifi cations; describe key ways in which the major schools of jurisprudence differ from each other;...
Chapter 15 provides knowledge of illegality. After completing this chapter, students will be able to: Explain the concept of illegality as it pertains to contract law, identify illegal agreements and discuss the effect of illegality, analyze effect of non-compete and exculpatory clauses, explain unconscionability.
Learning objectives of this chapter include: List contracts that must be written to satisfy the Statute of Frauds, identify exceptions to the Statute of Frauds, compare UCC with the Statute of Frauds under common law. describe the parole evidence rule.
Chapter 11 - Written contracts and cyber-commerce. After completing this chapter, students will be able to: Identify the goals of the statute of frauds, identify those contracts that must be in writing, list the information that must be in the writing, explain the standard construction rule, discuss the parol evidence rule,...
Chapter 23 - The law of marketing. After studying this chapter you will be able to: explain the key features of Australian work health and safety (WHS) law, identify the sources of Australian WHS law, summarise the statutory design of WHS law, explain the move to harmonise WHS law throughout Australia by the introduction of model legislation,...
Chapter 3 - The law of torts. At the end of this chapter you should understand: the difference between a tort and a crime, the elements of the tort of negligence and its applications, the amendments made to the common law of negligence by civil liability statutes, defences to negligence, torts against persons, torts against chattels, tort of nuisance, tort of defamation, changes to Australian defamation law, doctrine of vicarious liability.