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  • 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$ 25.56

    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 US$ 78.72

    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 Azevêdo

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 120.00 US$ 98.40

    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...

  • The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Lawby Michael J. Saks; Barbara A. Spellman

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 38.00

    Evidence law is meant to facilitate trials that are fair, accurate, and efficient, and that encourage and protect important societal values and relationships. In pursuit of these often-conflicting goals, common law judges and modern drafting committees have had to perform as amateur applied psychologists. Their task has required them to employ what... more...

  • Trotskyists on Trialby Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    Passed in June 1940, the Smith Act was a peacetime anti-sedition law that marked a dramatic shift in the legal definition of free speech protection in America by criminalizing the advocacy of disloyalty to the government by force. It also criminalized the acts of printing, publishing, or distributing anything advocating such sedition and made it... more...

  • East West Streetby Philippe Sands

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    'A monumental achievement: profoundly personal, told with love, anger and great precision' - John le Carré 'A triumph of astonishing research ... No novel could possibly match such an important work of truth' - Antony Beevor 'Magnificent ... I was moved to anger and to pity. In places I gasped, in places I wept. I wanted to reach the end.... more...