ERIC Number: ED194038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to the American Legal System: A Supplement to "Higher Education & the Law".
Edwards, Harry T.; Nordin, Virginia Davis
As a supplement to the basic text, "Higher Education and the Law," this book briefly describes the American legal system for scholars, students, and administrators in the field of higher education who have had little or no legal training. The following topics are addressed: The United States Courts, the process of judicial review, reading and understanding judicial opinions, state court systems, legislative and statutory sources of law, and administrative rules and regulations as sources of law. A chart of the organization of the U.S. courts is included. The following forms of congressional action are covered: the bill, the joint resolution, the concurrent resolution, and the simple resolution. Rules of procedure in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, presidential action, and the following steps in the enactment of a valid law are described: publication, "slip law," statutes at large, and the United States Code. The text of the United States Constitution and a bibliography are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Codification, Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Court Role, Courts, Federal Courts, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Government Role, Higher Education, Laws, Legal Education, State Courts, State Legislation
Harvard University, Institute for Educational Management, Gutman Library, Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
Publication Type: Books; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Inst. for Educational Management.