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  • Genetics and the Lawby Aubrey Milunsky

    Springer US 2012; US$ 81.40

    Society has historically not taken a benign view of genetic disease. The laws permitting sterilization of the mentally re­ tarded~ and those proscribing consanguineous marriages are but two examples. Indeed as far back as the 5th-10th centuries, B.C.E., consanguineous unions were outlawed (Leviticus XVIII, 6). Case law has traditionally tended toward... more...

  • Legal Emblems and the Art of Lawby Peter Goodrich

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 29.00

    This book is the first book to look closely and critically at the history of images of law. more...

  • 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$ 54.95

    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$ 12.74

    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$ 49.95

    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 US$ 29.07

    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...