By David Levin
Teen Law is a general legal guide for teenagers everywhere. It is written in friendly, novel-like style to beckon young readers. The book covers the laws relating to auto accidents, sex, alcohol, drugs, contracts, school activities, traffic tickets and hearings, military service, curfew, insurance policies and claims, apartment leases, credit score building, copyright protection, employment, damages to you and to others, and search and seizure. Each chapter presents a unique legal subject and practical tips for understanding legal issues, avoiding legal land mines and using the law to the reader's advantage.
-- As a former prosecutor and criminal court judge and a current law school professor, I am aware of the importance of our youth taking the law seriously. In that regard, one of the most powerful tools we can provide as parents, teachers, and community leaders is a meaningful education of legal consequences. Teen Law helps us in that regard. It is comprehensive, accurate and entertaining. I recommend the book to every adult who cares about our young people.-- Professor Lupe Salinas -Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University; Houston, Texas
-- I cannot overstate the importance of our youth understanding and respecting the law; it is not enough merely to say that the law is a serious matter; rather, we must find a more effective message; Teen Law strikes me as that type of message.--Donna Goode -Former Bureau Chief, Special Prosecutions Bureau; Harris County, Texas, District Attorney's Office
The author, David Levin is a member of the State Bar of Texas and practices law in Houston.
November 2009, Paperback, 130 pages