This new edition, which replaces West's Encyclopedia Of American Law, provides: Current information on 5,000 legal topics in 14 volumes cover important issues. More than 60 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 biographer. Increased coverage of women and minorities. Definitions of legal terms. "In Focus" pieces that provide additional facts and details on important issues. 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.
Gale 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.
"This is an all-encompassing encyclopedia of U.S. law that will be useful in both law libraries and undergraduate libraries. The writing is clear and easy to follow, making it understandable for a variety of students and professors."
--American Reference Books Annual, 2012
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