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American law and legal systems

by James V. Calvi

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Published by Prentice Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
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  • United States.
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    • Law -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesAmerican law & legal systems.
      StatementJames V. Calvi, Susan Coleman.
      ContributionsColeman, Susan E.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF387 .C28 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 340 p. ;
      Number of Pages340
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1868545M
      ISBN 100130288535
      LC Control Number90026904

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