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American law

an introduction
  • 416 Pages
  • 2.53 MB
  • English
W.W. Norton , New York
Law -- United St


United St

StatementLawrence M. Friedman.
LC ClassificationsKF387 .F74 1998a
The Physical Object
Pagination416 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL350142M
ISBN 100393972739
LC Control Number98009481

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