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  • Global Urban Justiceby Barbara Oomen; Martha F. Davis; Michele Grigolo

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    Provides theoretical and practical insights into how the new phenomenon of human rights cities contributes to global urban justice. more...

  • Storming the Courtby Brandt Goldstein

    Scribner 2005; US$ 18.00

    A tale more riveting than fiction, Storming the Court is the true story of idealistic law students who challenged the United States government in a battle for freedom and human rights that went all the way to the Supreme Court -- and resonates today more than ever. In 1992, three hundred innocent men, women, and children who had qualified for political... more...

  • Law 101by Brien Roche; John Roche; Sean Roche

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 15.99

    No home reference shelf is complete without this indispensible guide. The new edition of Law 101 also includes information on legal subjects that have become more important recently, including alternative dispute resolution, privacy rights, and Internet law. more...

  • The Buffalo Creek Disasterby Gerald M. Stern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,... more...

  • A Civil Actionby Jonathan Harr

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    "The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer Now a Major Motion Picture! In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes... more...

  • The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyahby Abdul Hakim I Al-Matroudi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyah provides a valuable account of the development of Hanbalite jurisprudence, placing the theoretical and conceptual parameters of this tradition within the grasp of the interested reader. Studying the vibrant yet controversial interaction between Ibn Taymiyyah and the Hanbali School of law, this book assesses... more...

  • Hugo Grotius Mare Liberum 1609-2009by Robert Feenstra; Jeroen Vervliet

    BRILL 2009; US$ 66.00

    Critical edition combined with a revised English translation of Hugo Grotius Mare liberum, also providing an insight into the circumstances in which Hugo Grotius wrote this work. more...

  • Word and Power in Mediaeval Bulgariaby Ivan Biliarsky

    BRILL 2011; US$ 241.00

    The book presents an investigation into the legal language of mediaeval Bulgaria, seen in its own cultural context: the Byzantine Commonwealth. Law and Language are cultural phenomena and their interdependence is closely linked to their civilisation in which they are embedded. more...

  • Llawysgrif Pomffredby Sara Elin Roberts

    BRILL 2011; US$ 185.00

    Llawysgrif Pomffred presents for the first time an edition of an overlooked Welsh law manuscript, Peniarth 259B. This is an important and groundbreaking edition which will contribute to our understanding of the relationship and development of the Welsh law texts. The manuscript contains a law text of the Cyfnerth redaction, seen to be the earliest... more...

  • Law, Society, and Historyby Robert W. Gordon; Morton J. Horwitz

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book assembles essays on legal sociology and legal history by a group of distinguished scholars who have been influenced by Lawrence M. Friedman. more...