This edition, which replaces The Guide to American Law, provides:
Current information on 5,000 legal topics in 12 volumes cover important issues
630 brand-new entries and 2,000 revised articles
Biographies of interesting and influential people who have played a part in creating or shaping U.S. law, along with a portrait, a timeline and a quote from the biographee
Increased coverage of women and minorities
Definitions of legal terms
"In Focus" pieces that provide additional facts and details on important issues
Color and black-and-white photographs and other visual aids enhance the text
Full text of many documents and legal forms
Cross-referencing within articles to related entries and extensive indexing
And much more
West's Encyclopedia of American Law fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more.
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"Minimally revised new editions are all too common in the legal area, but this is not the case with this encyclopedia. Many articles from the first edition have
been revised... The new coverage includes recent events, legislation and cases...
With its wide scope of coverage and non-technical approach, West's Encyclopedia of American Law, 2nd Edition, is an ideal beginning point for the lay researcher. It is recommended for public, secondary school and university-level libraries." -- Catholic Library World (March 2005)
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