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  • And the Walls Came Tumbling Downby Michael S Lief; H. Mitchell Caldwell

    Scribner 2006; Not Available

    The second volume in a must-have trilogy of the best closing arguments in American legal history Every day, Americans enjoy the freedom to decide what we do with our property, our bodies, our speech, and our votes. However, the rights to these freedoms have not always been guaranteed. Our civil rights have been assured by cases that have produced... more...

  • The Amanda Knox Storyby ABC News

    Hyperion 2012; US$ 3.99

    American college student Amanda Knox had been studying in Italy for just a few weeks when she was arrested and charged with the brutal murder of her British roommate. The Amanda Knox Story brings the reader in to this fascinating mystery. Although Knox has been convicted, she is in the midst of her first appeal trial. Many believe Knox was the victim... more...

  • A Cold Caseby Philip Gourevitch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 15.99

    A tale of crime and punishment from a prizewinning writer. A few years ago, Andy Rosenzweig, an inspector for the Manhattan District Attorney's office, was abruptly reminded of an old, unsolved double homicide. It bothered him that Frankie Koehler, the notoriously dangerous suspect, had eluded capture and was still at large. Rosenzweig had known... more...

  • Mixed Jurisdictions Worldwideby Vernon Valentine Palmer

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 125.00

    The leading text in the field, this indispensable guide to understanding the mixed jurisdictions is now fully updated and expanded. more...

  • Islamic Law in Actionby Kristen Stilt

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior.In the cities of Cairo and neighboring Fustat during the Mamluk period (1250-1517), the men who held the position of muhtasib acted as regulators of markets and public... more...

  • Karl Llewellyn and the Realist Movementby William Twining

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 104.00

    An intellectual biography of Karl Llewellyn, originally published in 1973. Includes a preface by Frederick Schauer and an afterword by William Twining. more...

  • Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Juryby H Caldwell B Bycel M Lief

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    In the hands of a skilled trial lawyer, the closing argument offers the courtroom's greatest dramatic possiblilities. It is the advocate's last opportunity to convince the jury of their version of the "truth" before the defendent's fate is sealed. Every argument included here is a finely crafted verbal work of art - they represent the modern-day, highest... more...

  • Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Juryby H Caldwell B Bycel M Lief

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    In the hands of a skilled trial lawyer, the closing argument offers the courtroom's greatest dramatic possiblilities. It is the advocate's last opportunity to convince the jury of their version of the "truth" before the defendent's fate is sealed. Every argument included here is a finely crafted verbal work of art - they represent the modern-day, highest... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Lawby Bardo Fassbender; Anne Peters; Simone Peter

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 199.99

    The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law provides an authoritative and original overview of the origins, concepts, and core issues of international law. The first comprehensive Handbook on the history of international law, it is a truly unique contribution to the literature of international law and relations. Pursuing both a global and... more...

  • Römisches Rechtby Heinrich Honsell

    Springer 2006; US$ 19.95

    Das römische Privatrecht hat die europäischen Rechtssysteme der Gegenwart maßgeblich beeinflusst. Es spielt daher noch heute im Rahmen der europäischen Rechtsvereinheitlichung und der Rechtsvergleichung eine Rolle. Das Studium des römischen Rechts macht dem Studenten erfahrensgemäß beträchtliche Schwierigkeiten.... more...