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  • In the Interest of Justiceby Joel Seidemann

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    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$ 54.95

    The peace, order and good government (POGG) clause is found in the constitutions of almost all Commonwealth countries. Since its introduction, the clause has played a significant role in colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in Commonwealth jurisdictions. This book is the first full length analysis of the various dimensions of the peace, order... more...

  • The Sources of International Lawby Hugh Thirlway

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 43.99

    Because of its unique nature, the sources of international law are not always easy to identify and interpret. This book provides an ideal introduction to these sources for anyone needing to better understand where international law comes from. As well as looking at treaties and custom, the book will look at more modern and controversial sources. 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

    American statesman Sargent Shriver called the Legal Services Program the "most important" of all the War on Poverty programs he started; American Bar Association president Edward Kuhn said its creation was the most important development in the history of the legal profession. Earl Johnson Jr., a former director of the War on Poverty's Legal Services... more...

  • The Poor in Courtby Susan E. Lawrence

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    Focusing on the Supreme Court as an integral part of the policy-making process, Susan Lawrence examines how a change in who has access to the Court, and the nature of the institutions that structure that access, has affected its agenda setting and doctrinal development. In her analysis of cases sponsored by the Legal Services Program (LSP) before... more...

  • The Law of Contract 1670?1870by Warren Swain

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This book considers the development of contract law doctrine in England from 1670 to 1870. more...

  • Dissent and the Supreme Courtby Melvin I. Urofsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    From the admired judicial authority, author of Louis D. Brandeis (?Remarkable??Anthony Lewis, The New York Review of Books; ?Monumental??Alan M. Dershowitz, The New York Times Book Review ), Division and Discord, and Supreme Decisions ?Melvin Urofsky?s major new book looks at the role of dissent in the Supreme Court and the meaning of the Constitution... more...

  • A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTOby Gabrielle Marceau; Roberto AzevÍdo

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 120.00

    How have GATT/WTO staff and Appellate Body members contributed to the evolution of the rule-of-law in the multilateral trading system? more...

  • Understanding the Nature of Lawby Michael Giudice

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Understanding the Nature of Law explores methodological questions about how best to explain law. Among these questions, one is central: is there something about law which determines how it should be theorized? This novel book explains the importance of conceptual explanation by situating its methods and goals in relation to, rather than in competition... more...

  • The United States Constitutionby John R. Vile

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the U.S. Constitution by focusing on its origins in Western political thought and its organization and subsequent amendments. It describes the document as a series of choices among alternative governmental institutions that are designed to provide national security and secure ordered liberty. more...