Introduction to Law

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Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction to Law 
Unit 1 Definition, Classification and Sources of Law 
Text Definition, Classification and Sources of Law 
Supplementary Reading Law ofthe United States 
Unit 2 Legal Systems 
Text Legal Systems of the World 
Supplementary Reading Law of the People's Republic of China 
Unit 3 Legal Education 
Text Legal Education 
Supplementary Reading Yale Law School 
Unit 4 Legal Profession 
Text Lawyer 
Supplementary Reading American Bar Association 
Part 2 Varieties of Law 
Unit 5 Constitutional Law 
Text The United States Constitution 
Supplementary Reading Analysis of the United States Constitution 
Unit 6 Administrative Law 
Text Adnunistrative Law 
Supplementary Reading Agency Action and Administrative Law 
Unit 7 Criminal Law 
Text Criminal Law 
Supplementary Reading Criminal Law Jurisdictions 
Unit 8 Contract Law 
Text Contract Law 
Supplementary Reading Remedies for Breach of Contract 
Unit 9 Tort Law 
Text Tort Law 
Supplementary Reading Categories of Torts 
Unit 10 Property Law 
Text Property Law 
Supplementary Reading Basic Categories of Property 
Unit 11 Intellectual Property Law 
Text Intellectual Property Law 
Supplementary Reading Copyright 
Unit 12 International Law 
Text International Law 
Supplementary Reading Monism and Dualism in International Law 
Part 3 Great Law Scholars and Their Works 
Unit 13 John Rawls 
Text John Rawls 
Supplementary Reading A Theory of justice 
Unit 14 H.L.A.Hart 
Text H.L.A.Hart 
Supplementary Reading Legal Positivism 
Unit 15 The Republic 
Text The Republic 
Supplementary Reading Reception and Interpretation of the Republic 
Unit 16 The Spirit of the Laws 
Text The Spirit of the Laws 
Supplementary Reading Montesquieu 
Key to the Exercises 
Appendix 1 Legal Terms 
Appendix 2 Legal Documents
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With the advice and consent of the Senate, the President may appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls,judges of the supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States whose appointments are not otherwise described in the Constitution. 
Congress may give the power to appoint lower officers to the President alone, to the courts, or to the heads of departments. 
The president may make any of these appointments during a congressional recess.Such a recess appointment" expires at the end of the next session of Congress. 
Section 3 opens by describing the president's relations with Congress: 
The president reports on the state of the union. 
The president may convene either house, or both houses, of Congress. 
When the two houses of Congress cannot agree on the time of adjournment, the president may adjourn them to some future date. 
Section 3 adds: 
The president receives ambassadors. 
The president sees that the laws are faithfully executed.
The president compressions all the offices of the federal government. 
Section 4 provides for removal of the president and other federal officers.The president is removed on impeachment for, and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Introduction to Law