Law in Our Lives is a law and society text that provides an interdisciplinary "mapping" of the nature of law as a social institution. The book is student-oriented and highly readable. Themes addressed include:* The meaning of law and legal reasoning.* Law in relation to justice, morality, and religion.* Explaining law and society: schools of jurisprudence and sociolegal theories.* Major legal traditions and systems of law.* Perspectives on comparative law.* A life in the legal profession.* An overview of legal institutions and processes.* Legal culture and beliefs about law and legal behavior.* Legal ethics.* Legal socialization.* How law has been reformed.* Emerging attributes of law in the 21st century.