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  • Law Making and the Scottish Parliamentby Elaine Sutherland; Kay Goodall; Gavin Little

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 96.00

    Law Making and The Scottish Parliament: The Early Years offers the first wide-ranging critical analysis of legislative developments in those areas of law and policy devolved to the Scottish Parliament under the devolution settlement. It begins with a brief account of the devolution settlement and summarises the themes emerging from the subsequent chapters.... more...

  • The Community of the College of Justiceby John Finlay

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 120.00

    A unique institution in a unique jurisdiction: an institutional history of Scotland's eighteenth-century legal community. How important can a court and its members be in influencing the development of a country? In Scotland's case, the answer is surprising.The remarkable metamorphosis of eighteenth-century Edinburgh, from crisis conditions... more...

  • America on Trialby Alan M. Dershowitz

    Grand Central Publishing 2004; US$ 30.13

    The renowned attorney and bestselling author reveals how notable trials throughout our history have helped to shape our nation. Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time. more...

  • America on Trialby Alan M. Dershowitz

    Grand Central Publishing 2004; Not Available

    The renowned attorney and bestselling author reveals how notable trials throughout our history have helped to shape our nation. Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time. more...

  • American Legal Historyby G. Edward White

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 9.99

    Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has not just reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made-it has played a powerful role in shaping that society, though not always in positive ways. In this Very Short Introduction, eminent legal scholar G. Edward White-author of the... more...

  • Schwabenspiegel-Forschung im Donaugebietby Elemér Balogh

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The volume includes contributions presented at two academic conferences organized by the Department of European Legal History at the University of Szeged in Hungary. The principal subjects are medieval German books of law and their impact on legal life in Hungary. The specific impetus for the conferences was the publication in Hungarian translation... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • In Chambersby Todd C. Peppers; Artemus Ward

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 22.50

    Written by former law clerks, legal scholars, biographers, historians, and political scientists, the essays in In Chambers tell the fascinating story of clerking at the Supreme Court. In addition to reflecting the personal experiences of the law clerks with their justices, the essays reveal how clerks are chosen, what tasks are assigned to them,... more...

  • Religious Freedomby John Ragosta

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 22.50

    For over one hundred years, Thomas Jefferson and his Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom have stood at the center of our understanding of religious liberty and the First Amendment. Jefferson?s expansive vision?including his insistence that political freedom and free thought would be at risk if we did not keep government out of the church and... more...

  • A Storm over This Courtby Jeffrey D. Hockett

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    On the way to offering a new analysis of the basis of the Supreme Court?s iconic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Jeffrey Hockett critiques an array of theories that have arisen to explain it and Supreme Court decision making generally. Drawing upon justices? books, articles, correspondence, memoranda, and draft opinions, A Storm over... more...