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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...

  • Bloodsworthby Tim Junkin

    Algonquin Books 2005; US$ 13.95

    Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland?s gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth... more...

  • Fashioning Intellectual Propertyby Megan Richardson; Julian Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 87.00

    Examines the relationships between intellectual property law, international exhibitions, advertising practices and the press during the 'long nineteenth century'. more...

  • Making Legal Historyby Anthony Musson; Chantal Stebbings

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 82.00

    The first book to address the way that the broad and inclusive subject of legal history is researched and written. more...

  • Judges and Judging in the History of the Common Law and Civil Lawby Paul Brand; Joshua Getzler

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 96.00

    Leading historical research analysing the history of judges and judging, allowing comparisons between British, American, Commonwealth and Civil Law jurisdictions. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...