Introduction to Law: Its Dynamic Nature by Henry R. Cheeseman
This complete introduction to law places emphasis on ethics and international issues, showing readers how to engage in ethical, analytical reasoning with every topic from legal fundamentals to areas of substantive law. The features of this book encourage readers to apply critical thinking, organizational and summation skills, and legal research tools to solve specific legal problems. The American court system, criminal law and ethics, contracts and E-Commerce, family law, real and personal property, agency, employment, and equal opportunity law, intellectual property and internet law, and administrative law, consumer, investor, and environmental protection. For paralegals, legal assistants, lawyers, and all legal professionals.
Customary law has been at the core of Africa's legal systems for centuries, in matters from birth to death and for everything in between: marriage, land ownership, succession and inheritance, contracts, traditional leadership, and justice. In South Africa, customary law still governs the lives of most black citizens. Even in areas of life that are now regulated by legislation and common law, such as succession and marriage, there are pockets of life that are regulated by customary law, says Professor Chuma Himonga Department of Private Law. Customary law is one of the legal traditions in South African law. Before , this legal tradition was considered to be inferior to the common law, recognised only to the extent that the latter considered it to be valid. South Africa's interim and final Constitutions of and recognised customary law along with other state laws, resulting in some interesting interfaces. The area that has most taxed the courts is the compatibility of customary law with human rights.
Some are adamant the NewLaw concept will completely supplant BigLaw. Those with an eye on the future believe SmartLaw will be practiced in the next couple of decades. Models for the delivery of legal services, business structures and client expectations are quite different than years past. The manner in which firms compete and the firms they compete with, their location, employees and artificial intelligence are becoming important concerns as time progresses. Once you consider the rate at which tech changes, it is easy to understand the status quo will not suffice. SmartLaw is the solution. This type of law unifies technology with client relationships, data and even culture.
Law, by its nature is not static, but dynamic. This creates questions of interpretation of documents or institutional arrangements that have been shaped or taken place hundreds of years ago or under different legal and factual circumstances. The answer appears to be yes. The U. Charter is largely viewed as an international constitution. Moreover, on account of the views held by various international judicial organs, international documents are subject to an evolutionary interpretation.
In this comprehensive introduction to law, Henry R. Cheeseman, a clinical professor at the USC Marshall School of Business, teaches students how to engage in ethical, analytical reasoning on various topics, from legal fundamentals to areas of substantive law. Each chapter of this text includes an outline, objectives, terminology and a summary, along with case briefing activities and discussion questions. He begins with an introduction to the legal environment and takes students through many categories of law, including family law; wills, trusts and estates; and intellectual property and Internet law. Experts at the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society are teaming with city officials to find technological solutions for aging, vulnerable pipelines. The experienced academic leader and life scientist formally takes the helm in a landmark ceremony that united the university.