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Lawyers & Judges

  • Lawyers in the Dockby Richard L. Abel

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    In Lawyers in the Dock , Richard L. Abel examines accounts of disciplined New York lawyers, whose vivid, compelling dramas breathe life into the ethical rules governing the legal profession. Abel identifies ways to devise better strategies for restoring trust in lawyers, a prerequisite for an effectively functioning justice system. This book is... more...

  • Autobiography of a Brown Buffaloby Oscar Zeta Acosta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano layer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo," a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge. Written with uninhibited candor and manic energy, this book... more...

  • The Revolt of the Cockroach Peopleby Oscar Zeta Acosta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    The further adventures of "Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the "cucarachas" -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan... more...

  • Fight Back and Winby Gloria Allred

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America, and described by Time magazine as "one of the nation's most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes," Allred has devoted her career to fighting for civil rights and has won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of abuse. She has taken on countless institutions to promote... more...

  • It's Easy to Cryby Subhas Anandan

    Marshall Cavendish 2015; US$ 20.99

    Subhas Anandan passed away on 7 January 2015 at the age of 68. He was Singapore’s the best-known criminal lawyer, having led several landmark cases that shaped the face of criminal law in Singapore. The first volume of his autobiography The Best I Could was published in 2009 and covered many sensational cases to his views on the mandatory death... more...

  • Judging Bertha Wilsonby Ellen Anderson

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 45.95

    Supported with the warmth and generosity of Wilson?s numerous personal anecdotes, this work illuminates the life and thought of a woman who has left an extraordinary mark on Canada?s legal landscape. more...

  • The Baghdad Lawyerby Sabah Aris

    American Bar Association 2015; US$ 9.99

    The Baghdad Lawyer is a memoir like no other. Readers will experience for the first time the behind-the-scenes workings of the Iraqi criminal justice system from the perspective of one of the most respected trial lawyers in Iraq, in the years before and during the violent and chaotic rise and fall of Saddam Hussein. In a career spanning fifty years,... more...

  • Thomas Goode Jonesby Brent J. Aucoin

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 54.95

    This first comprehensive biography of Thomas Goode Jones records the life of a man whose political career reflects the fascinating and unsettled history of Alabama and the Deep South at the turn of the twentieth century.   Often overshadowed by the pharaonic antebellum period, the Civil War, and the luminous heights of the civil rights movement,... more...

  • Woman Lawyerby Barbara Babcock

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Woman Lawyer tells the story of Clara Foltz, the first woman admitted to the California Bar. Famous in her time as a public intellectual, leader of the women's movement, and legal reformer, Foltz faced terrific prejudice and well-organized opposition to women lawyers as she tried cases in front of all-male juries, raised five children as a single... more...

  • A Defiant Lifeby Howard Ball

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 23.00

    Thurgood Marshall's extraordinary contribution to civil rights and overcoming racism is more topical than ever, as the national debate on race and the overturning of affirmative action policies make headlines nationwide. Howard Ball, author of eighteen books on the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary, has done copious research for this incisive... more...