The American Legal Experience

  • by Lawrence Friedman
  • 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

The legal system in America is the basis of freedom as we know it today. The system is based, ultimately, on the common law of England, but it has grown, developed, and changed over the years. American law has been a critical factor in American life since colonial times. It has played a role in shaping society, but society - the structure, culture, economy, and politics of the country - has decisively shaped the law. Through history, the legal system has been intimately involved with every major issue in American life: race relations, the economy, the family, crime, and issues of equality and justice. The true strength of the American legal system lies in its ability to adapt to new and difficult issues.

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Very Good set of lectures

Would you listen to The American Legal Experience again? Why?

I might, but not for a long time


Would you recommend The American Legal Experience to your friends? Why or why not?

yes as a primer about law in the US


Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favourite?

Narrator was good


Any additional comments?

I dont like the silly questions Audible asks regarding these books. please let us free form.

Freeform: This is a good set of lectures on the history and basis of law in the US. I've listened to a number of these lecture series and like the 30 minute format. Only thing I don't like is the repetition of material across each lecture, and in this case it was a little too much.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-10-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books