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  • Schwabenspiegel-Forschung im Donaugebietby Elemér Balogh

    De Gruyter 2014; 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...

  • American Legal History: A Very Short Introductionby G. Edward White

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99 US$ 7.19

    This Very Short Introduction demonstrates the pivotal role of law in American life. Chapters focus on the legal history of Indian tribes, slavery, property rights, the relationship of law to entrepreneurial activity, crime and punishment, domestic relations, civil injuries and tort law, as well as legal education and the legal profession. 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...

  • Contract and Consentby J. R. Pole

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 49.50

    In Contract and Consent, the renowned legal historian J. R. Pole posits that legal history has become highly specialized, while mainstream political and social historians frequently ignore cases that figure prominently in the legal literature. Pole makes a start at remedying the situation with a series of essays that reintegrate legal with political... more...

  • A Muted Furyby William G. Ross

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.95 US$ 42.10

    For half a century before 1937, populists, progressives, and labor leaders complained bitterly that a "judicial oligarchy" impeded social and economic reform by imposing crippling restraints on trade unions and nullifying legislation that regulated business corporations. A Muted Fury , the first study of this neglected chapter in American political... more...

  • Schwabenspiegel-Forschung im Donaugebietby Elemér Balogh

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 138.48

    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... more...

  • A History of Tort Law 1900?1950by Paul Mitchell

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    The first historical treatment of tort law in England during a formative period of its development. more...

  • The Collected Legal Papersby Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841?1935) is ingrained in American history as one of the country's foremost jurists. Distinguished for his learning, judgment, humor, and eloquence, he served as justice of the United States Supreme Court for four decades. Throughout his career, Holmes forged new concepts of the origin and nature of law. He viewed the law as... more...