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Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System 2E

Front Cover - Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System 2E

Second Edition

John Humbach
Pace Law School

2016. 256 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-7315-0. With Teacher's Manual. 

About the Book

Designed as a first text for beginning law students, Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System provides a highly accessible and appealing orientation to the American legal system and the basic concepts of modern civil litigation. Professor Humbach, who has over 30 years of experience teaching, legal scholarship  and instructional online programs, tells the story of a real lawsuit, a sharply contested dispute over the ownership of a valuable stolen artwork—from client intake through the trial and various appeals.  The book’s engaging narrative draws the student reader into absorbing the fundamentals of the legal process while providing an enjoyable teaching experience for their professors. Equally important, as the students delve into the case they are introduced to basic law school tasks such as reading analytically, understanding legal materials, and working with the common law. Whose Monet? has been successfully used for over 15 years as primary course material in orientation courses or seminars, as well as providing a realistic case study for courses in Civil Procedure and Legal Process. Also, it is suitable as stand-alone reading, either assigned for a course or as a vehicle for independent learning and preparation for law study.

Key Features of the New Edition:
● Updated to reflect the latest changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
● Difficult passages have been clarified and streamlined
● Basic structure and narrative have been retained