Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Handy Law Answer Book by David L. Hudson, Jr.

David Hudson has written a useful and informative law reference book that will make a good addition to any family's library.  Hudson works as First Amendment Scholar for the Forst Amendment Center and teaches classes at Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville School of Law and Middle Tennessee State University.  His degrees are from Duke University and Vanderbilt Law School.

The book is organized into nine key legal areas.  Areas included are Constitutional Law, The Bill of Rights and 14 Amendment, The Court System, Lawyers and Lawsuits, Criminal Procedures, Credit and Bankruptcy Law, Employment Law, Family Law and Personal Injury Law.  Each chapter is written in a question and answer format.  Along with this basic legal knowledge, there are pertinent cases that illustrate specific legal points and that serve as precedent for situations following that case.   Numerous illustrations add to the reader's understanding of the principles being discussed.

The book starts out with explanations about how our law system was established by the Founding Fathers, goes on to explain how courts are organized today and then gets more specific.  The reader can find the answer from everything from how to find a lawyer to who is entitled to your credit report to who is eligible and who isn't for overtime pay.  Knowledge about common-law marriages, retirement accounts as marital property and how tort law differs from criminal law is discussed.  The book is an exhaustive source of answers to the legal issues any family may encounter in their daily life.

This book is recommended to readers both as an enjoyable book to expand their legal knowledge and to serve as a reference book going forward.

1 comment:

Dinah Bee Menil said...

Nice site, very informative. I like to read this.,it is very helpful in my part for my criminal law studies.