Author: Szypszak Charles
Brand: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Number Of Pages: 350
Details: Product Description
A comprehensive overview and resource for public administration students and practitioners. This book is a combination of an introduction to basic legal principles, analysis of excerpts from instructive cases, and practical advice. It is an original approach to learning about law for those who work for the public good, the culmination of more than twenty-five years of research, study, counseling, law reform work, and reflection on what the law is and should be and how this can be explained to any reasonably thoughtful person. The book combines substantive coverage of law subjects likely to be encountered in public administration, analysis of illustrative cases, and practical advice. It distills and simplifies complex topics and combines legal theory with practical realities. The book describes the general nature of the laws, cases, and legal principles that public administrators are most likely to encounter. It begins by considering the sources of rules that govern our behavior, the evolution of formal law, and formal sources of law in the United States legal system. The next several chapters discuss constitutional law principles, providing an overview of important issues and analyzing important illustrative cases. The next several chapters follow a similar approach to the main law subjects likely to be encountered in public administration. The remaining chapters cover practical matters, including public ethics, how to deal with lawyers, and how to do legal research.
About the Author
Charles Szypszak is Professor of Public Law and Government at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He provides counsel to state, national, and international institutions, organizations, and public officials on real property registration and conveyance laws and other public law subjects, and he teaches Law for Public Administration in the School’s graduate program in public administration. Prior to 2005 he was a director of a general practice firm in New Hampshire and an adjunct professor of law at Franklin Pierce Law Center. He earned a B.A. from the University of Southern California, an M.A. from San Diego State University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and he was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Release Date: 24-11-2009
Package Dimensions: 19x235x633