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  • The Trialby Sadakat Kadri

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    For as long as accuser and accused have faced each other in public, criminal trials have been establishing far more than who did what to whom?and in this fascinating book, Sadakat Kadri surveys four thousand years of courtroom drama. A brilliantly engaging writer, Kadri journeys from the silence of ancient Egypt?s Hall of the Dead to the clamor of... more...

  • Black Trialsby Mark S. Weiner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95

       From a brilliant young legal scholar comes this sweeping history of American ideas of belonging and citizenship, told through the stories of fourteen legal cases that helped to shape our nation.    Spanning three centuries, Black Trials details the legal challenges and struggles that helped define the ever-shifting identity of blacks in America.... more...

  • Repressive Jurisprudence in the Early American Republicby Phillip I. Blumberg

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    Explains how America adopted the widely deplored Sedition Act of 1798 and how it undermined the political ideals of the American Revolution. more...

  • Keeping Faith with the Constitutionby Goodwin Liu; Pamela S. Karlan; Christopher H. Schroeder

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 20.99

    Chief Justice John Marshall argued that a constitution "requires that only its great outlines should be marked [and] its important objects designated." Ours is "intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs." In recent years, Marshall's great truths have been supplanted... more...

  • The Early History of the Law of Bills and Notesby James Steven Rogers

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 40.00

    A history of an important branch of English commercial law, the law of bills and notes. more...

  • We Must Not Be Afraid to Be Freeby Ronald K.L. Collins; Sam Chaltain

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 24.99

    In a stinging dissent to a 1961 Supreme Court decision that allowed the Illinois state bar to deny admission to prospective lawyers if they refused to answer political questions, Justice Hugo Black closed with the memorable line, "We must not be afraid to be free." Black saw the First Amendment as the foundation of American freedom--the guarantor... more...

  • O.J. The Last Wordby Gerry Spence

    St. Martin's Press 1998; US$ 6.99

    Using the O.J. Simpson trial as a provocative backdrop, acclaimed criminal defense attorney and legal commentator, Gerry Spence offers up a full-blown portrait of the successes and failings of our American legal system. Arguing passionately and persuasively, Spence points out specific instances where justice was served and where it fell by the wayside.... more...

  • Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Codeby Professor Barry Wright; Professor Stanley Yeo; Dr Wing-Cheong Chan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 154.95

    To mark the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Indian Penal Code, sixteen international experts were invited to discuss its legacy within the common law world. This resulting book comprises not only a description of the general principles found in the IPC, but a consideration of modern views and developments on those principles and related... more...

  • English Law Before Magna Cartaby Stefan Jurasinski; Lisi Oliver; Andrew Rabin

    BRILL 2010; US$ 168.00

    Felix Liebermann's Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen (1903-1916) remains the single most important contribution to the study of early English law. This volume marks the Gesetze's centenary by bringing together original essays by an international group of leading scholars specializing in medieval legal culture. The essays address not only Liebermann's... more...

  • Dokdoby Seokwoo Lee; Hee Eun Lee

    BRILL 2011; US$ 170.00

    Dokdo: Historical Appraisal and International Justice concerns a highly contentious territorial dispute between Korea and Japan that threatens the security of Northeast Asia. Dokdo, the rocky islet in the East Sea (Sea of Japan), is currently disputed between Korea and Japan. The various issues surrounding Dokdo are complex and multilayered, and thus... more...