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  • Law and Legal Processby Matthew Dyson; David Ibbetson

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    Leading historians of English law examine the relationship between substantive law and legal process from medieval to modern times. more...

  • Shakespeare's Curseby Björn Quiring

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Conceptualizing the curse as the representation of a foundational, mythical violence that is embedded within juridical discourse, Shakespeare?s Curse:The Aporias of Ritual Exclusion in Early Modern Royal Drama  pursues a reading of Richard III, King John, and King Lear in order to analyse the persistence of imprecations in the discourses of modernity.... more...

  • In the Interest of Justiceby Joel Seidemann

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    This rich and rewarding volume collects more than two dozen of the most memorable opening and closing arguments made by top prosecutors and defense attorneys of the last one hundred years. Carefully selected to explore every major aspect and challenge of the legal process, these speeches highlight the tactics and strategies, colorful language, and... more...

  • Colonial and Post-Colonial Constitutionalism in the Commonwealthby Hakeem O. Yusuf

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The peace, order and good government (POGG) clause is found in the constitutions of almost all Commonwealth countries and has played a significant role in colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in Commonwealth jurisdictions. This book traces the history, politics and uses of the clause through the colonial period in Commonwealth territories... more...

  • Historicism, Originalism and the Constitutionby Patrick J. Charles

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The use of history in law is a time honored tradition. Over the years the practice has assumed many forms, including historicism, intentionalism, interpretivist history, law office history, historical narrative, originalism, etc. This book picks up where past commentators have left off in this time honored debate. The different historically based approaches... more...

  • To Establish Justice for All: The Past and Future of Civil Legal Aid in the United States [3 volumes]by Earl Johnson

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 194.00

    For over a century, many have struggled to turn the Constitution's prime goal "to establish Justice" into reality for Americans who cannot afford lawyers through civil legal aid. This book explains how and why. more...

  • In the Interest of Justiceby Joel Seidemann

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    This rich and rewarding volume collects more than two dozen of the most memorable opening and closing arguments made by top prosecutors and defense attorneys of the last one hundred years. Carefully selected to explore every major aspect and challenge of the legal process, these speeches highlight the tactics and strategies, colorful language, and... 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...

  • Approaching the U.S. Constitutionby Kerry L. Hunter

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book argues that, given the political power the Supreme Court enjoys today, the answer to preserving the separation of powers, democracy, and the American commitment to unalienable human rights is to encourage the Court to intentionally serve as the nation?s collective conscience, just as it did in Brown v. Board of Education . more...