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  • Louis D. Brandeisby Melvin Urofsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.95

    The first full-scale biography in twenty-five years of one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the Supreme Court?a book that reveals Louis D. Brandeis the reformer, lawyer, and jurist, and Brandeis the man, in all of his complexity, passion, and wit. A huge and galvanizing biography, a revelation of one man?s effect on American... more...

  • Medieval English Conveyancesby J. M. Kaye

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 65.00

    A 2009 analysis of the documents by which land was transferred from one person to another in medieval England. more...

  • Conscience, Equity and the Court of Chancery in Early Modern Englandby Dennis R. Klinck

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    This study tackles the difficult yet crucial subject of the place of conscience in the development of English law, illuminating what is meant by describing the Court of Chancery as a 'court of conscience'. Addressing the notion of 'conscience' as a juristic principle in the Court of Chancery during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries,... more...

  • The Living Constitutionby David A. Strauss

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 20.99

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once remarked that the theory of an evolving, "living" Constitution effectively "rendered the Constitution useless." He wanted a "dead Constitution," he joked, arguing it must be interpreted as the framers originally understood it. In The Living Constitution, leading constitutional... more...

  • Landmark Cases in the Law of Tortby Charles Mitchell; Paul Mitchell

    Hart Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 117.00

    Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort contains thirteen original essays on leading tort cases, ranging from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It is the third volume in a series of collected essays on landmark cases (the previous two volumes having dealt with restitution and contract). The cases examined raise a broad range of important issues... more...

  • Until Proven Innocentby Jr. Stuart Taylor; KC Johnson

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    What began that night shocked Duke University and Durham, North Carolina.       And it continues to captivate the nation:  the Duke lacrosse team members' alleged rape of an African-American stripper and the unraveling of the case against them.       In this ever-deepening American tragedy, Stuart Taylor Jr. and KC Johnson argue, law enforcement,... more...

  • Judges, Legislators and Professorsby R. C. Caenegem

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 30.00

    Examination of divergence of continental and common law by one of the world's foremost legal historians. more...

  • Master Detectiveby John Reisinger

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2007; US$ 13.60

    "Fascinating reading for true-crime buffs and mystery fans alike." --Max Allan Collins. Known as the greatest detective in the world, Ellis Parker was the "American Sherlock Holmes" who solved ninety-eight percent of the murders he pursued. Yet his illustrious forty-year career ended tragically in prison, where he died on the very... more...

  • American Politicians Confront the Courtby Stephen M. Engel

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 27.00

    Engel examines changing politicians' perceptions of the threat posed by opposition and how it influenced manipulations of judicial authority. more...

  • The Injustice Systemby Clive Stafford Smith

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99

    The maverick public defender who inspired John Grisham tells the story of his most frustrating case A man accused of a murder he didn?t commit languishes on death row. A crusading lawyer is determined to free him. This powerful book reads like a page-turning legal thriller with one crucial difference: Justice is not served in the end. In 1986,... more...