Books on the basics of law/how courts work?

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Books on the basics of law/how courts work?

Postby Thelaw23 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:01 pm

I was wondering if there are any books you would recommend which would paint a basic picture of the legal system/the interplay of federal/state courts and their circuits? Or the interplay between statutory law/common law?

Just so that a 0L has a basic understanding of the law system before they start law school.

I just want to refresh some things/avoid embarrassing myself.

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Re: Books on the basics of law/how courts work?

Postby criminaltheory » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:07 pm

Schauer's Thinking Like a Lawyer

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Re: Books on the basics of law/how courts work?

Postby obx » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:54 am

Thelaw23 wrote:I was wondering if there are any books you would recommend which would paint a basic picture of the legal system/the interplay of federal/state courts and their circuits? Or the interplay between statutory law/common law?

Just so that a 0L has a basic understanding of the law system before they start law school.

I just want to refresh some things/avoid embarrassing myself.


American Courts by Meador and Mitchell.

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Re: Books on the basics of law/how courts work?

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:34 am

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal ... ted_States

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal ... ted_States



This should do the trick. No need to read up on this, your school will assume you know nothing.

This one might also be interesting but goes into way more detail than you need: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_law



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