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  • The Modern Scholar: The American Legal Experience | Lawrence Friedman

    The Modern Scholar: The American Legal Experience

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lawrence Friedman
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    The legal system in America is the basis of freedom as we know it today. The system is based, ultimately, on the common law of England, but it has grown, developed, and changed over the years. American law has been a critical factor in American life since colonial times. It has played a role in shaping society, but society - the structure, culture, economy, and politics of the country - has decisively shaped the law. Through history, the legal system has been intimately involved with every major issue in American life.

    Phil O. says: "A fine survey of this topic, if too short"
  • Law in America: A Short History [Modern Library Chronicles] | Lawrence M. Friedman

    Law in America: A Short History [Modern Library Chronicles]

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lawrence M. Friedman
    • Narrated By Alan Nebelthau
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    Lawrence M. Friedman is Professor of Law at Stanford University and author of 23 books about law and legal history. Hailed as American law's greatest living historian, Friedman traces the evolution of America's legal system from the colonial period to the present. A Modern Library Chronicle, this book is concise, insightful, and graced with wit.

    Brian says: "Very Good Book"
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