Steven Friedland co-authors book for lawyers enrolled in U.S. Master of Laws programs
In the book "Overview of U.S. Law," published this year by Lexis Nexis, Elon Law professor Steven Friedland joined a number of law professors to write a text introducing lawyers from around the world to the U.S. legal system.
Written as an introductory textbook, "Overview of U.S. Law" features 17 chapters covering the basics of U.S. law, including contracts, civil procedure, property law, constitutional law, evidence, and family law.
The chapters are accompanied by online lectures, which students can follow along with in their textbooks.
Friedland authored the book's sixth chapter on evidence, providing students with a basic knowledge and understanding of evidence as well as evidentiary procedures at trial.
While the text was written for foreign Master of Laws students, the editors are hopeful that it will be found useful for American students as well, writing, “It can also be used by others, including professionals interested in better understanding the US legal system... The accessibility of this program will work to develop more interest in, and understanding of, the fundamental principles of US law.”
Steven Friedland is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Engaged Learning in the Law (CELL) at Elon University School of Law. He has a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, and a Master of Laws and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JSD) degree from Columbia Law School.
- Tiffany N. Dyson, L'11