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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$ 140.00

    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. 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...

  • To Establish Justice for All: The Past and Future of Civil Legal Aid in the United Statesby Earl Johnson

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 194.00

    "This is a magnificent work. Johnson traces not just the history of an institution (Legal Aid), but also of an idea?the right to counsel in civil cases. Beginning in the 19th century with the struggles of German immigrants and reaching across the length and breadth of 20th-century America and beyond, Johnson traces the search for fairness and the determination... more...

  • The Poor in Court: The Legal Services Program and Supreme Court Decision Makingby Susan E. Lawrence

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Buying the Voteby Robert E. Mutch

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Are corporations citizens? Is political inequality a necessary aspect of a democracy or something that must be stamped out? These are the questions that have been at the heart of the debate surrounding campaign finance reform for nearly half a century. But as Robert E. Mutch demonstrates in this fascinating book, these were not always controversial... 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 revered judicial authority?author of Louis D. Brandeis, Division and Discord, and Supreme Decisions ?a major book that looks at the role of dissent in the Supreme Court and the meaning of the Constitution through the greatest and longest lasting (226 years) public policy debate in the country?s history, among members of the Supreme Court,... more...

  • Beyond Dogmatics: Law and Society in the Roman Worldby John W. Cairns; Paul J. du Plessis

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 139.99

    This book is an important contribution to the current lively debate about the relationship between law and society in the Roman world. This debate, which was initiated by the work of John Crook in the 1960's, has had a profound impact upon the study of law and history and has created sharply divided opinions on the extent to which law may be said... more...