River of law III - Duty of engineers to third parties

Nancy J. White

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The legal system in operation in the United States of America is discussed. An interactive project designed to facilitate an understanding of the American legal system and the process by which law is developed is presented. The legal system of US is a common law system and it consists of fifty-one separate, independent court systems in simultaneous operation. One of the characteristic of the system is that decisions by supreme court judges become law for subsequent cases containing similar facts and issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4303-4339
Number of pages37
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 1999
Event1999 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education to Serve the World - Cahrlotte, NC, United States
Duration: Jun 20 1999Jun 23 1999


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