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Global Climate Change and U.S. Law
This comprehensive, current examination of U.S. law as it relates to global climate change begins with a summary of the factual and scientific background of climate change based on governmental statistics and other official sources. Subsequent...

16.05.2018

Civil Procedure (American Casebook Series)
Updated to include a contemporary perspective, this popular classic casebook covers important developments in several areas of civil procedure and incorporates student and professor comments on previous editions. While it retains a focus on...

21.07.2014

Legally Speaking, Revised and Updated Edition
A practicing attorney, a university professor, and a professional speaker, David Dempsey explains how to speak with power, passion, and persuasion. Legally Speaking illustrates how to:Master Stage frightAnalyse...

31.07.2017

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Third Edition
Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law is a problem-based casebook sure to generate lively class discussion. Using real-world problems and cases, with emphasis on issues students are likely to face in their early years of practice, it places...

07.08.2014

Railroads and American Law
No enterprise is so seductive as a railroad for the influence it exerts, the power it gives, and the hope of gain it offers.--"Poor's Manual of Railroads" (1900 At its peak, the railroad was the Internet of its day in its transformative impact...

28.10.2012

Law of the Commonwealth and Chief Justice Shaw
Leonard W. Levy (April 9, 1923 – August 24, 2006) was the Andrew W. Mellon All-Claremont Professor of Humanities and Chairman of the Graduate Faculty of History at Claremont Graduate School, California. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and...

02.01.2016

Desperately Seeking Certainty
Irreverent, provocative, and engaging, Desperately Seeking Certainty attacks the current legal vogue for grand unified theories of constitutional interpretation. On both the Right and the Left, prominent legal scholars are attempting to...

15.11.2015

In the Interests of Justice
Two thousand years ago, Seneca described advocates not as seekers of truth but as accessories to injustice, smothered by their prosperity. This unflattering assessment has only worsened over time. The vast majority of Americans now perceive lawyers...

01.11.2013

Gideon's Trumpet
A lot of different things helped push me down the road to law school. There's that scene in The Verdict when Paul Newman tells Charlotte Rampling about justice("See, the jury believes. The jury wants to believe...All of them...say, 'It's a...

20.01.2016

The Process Is the Punishment
First published in 1979, this classic work set the standard for later court studies. Focusing on the workings of theNew Haven court system, Feeley explores fundamental questions about how justice is administered in our society and reexamines...

24.01.2016

The Handbook of Law Firm Mismanagement
With humor in the tradition of Robert Benchley and S. J. Perelman, this collection of three previous works reveals the absurdities of life in a law firm through the mythically inept firm of Fairweather, Winters & Sommers. In Advanced Law...

13.11.2017

Media Law 2nd Edition
This edition of 'Media Law' covers legal developments affecting journalists and broadcasters. It details the position of defamation, obscenity, official secrecy, copyright and confidentiality, contempt of court and protection of privacy. Also...

14.05.2014

The Structure Of Liberty
What is liberty, as opposed to license, and why is it so important? When people pursue happiness, peace and prosperity whilst living in society, they confront pervasive problems of knowledge, interest, and power. These problems are dealt with by...

20.05.2016

God's Law Made Easy
We live in an age of accelerating moral decline which bodes ill for the future of our culture, society, and nation. A stable, peaceful, and productive society requires a secure and righteous moral foundation. Man cannot exist without a moral code to...

20.08.2014

To Be a Trial Lawyer
If you want to be a trial lawyer, litigation lawyer, criminal defence lawyer, or just any lawyer. This is a must read. I read this after law school and really wish I had found it before law school while I was in university. It's great book on what...

27.07.2017

The Concept of Law. by H.L.A. Hart
Fifty years on from its original publication, HLA Hart's The Concept of Law is widely recognized as the most important work of legal philosophy published in the twentieth century, and remains the starting point for most students coming to the...

19.01.2013

Rebuilding Justice
"We are blessed with many excellent judges and court staff . . . but they and all the rest of us have an obligation to work hard to improve the system so that it is both impartial and accountable."—From the foreword by Sandra Day...

09.05.2015

The Everything Guide to Being a Paralegal
"The Everything Guide to Being a Paralegal" is the ideal handbook for new paralegals, professionals looking to further or reevaluate their careers, or those considering the profession.Tackling the concerns of real law professionals, chapters...

05.04.2013

The Elements of Legal Style
Focusing on the argumentative, narrative, and descriptive style found in legal briefs and judicial opinions, this text should be a thought provoking examination of effective argumentation in law.

17.07.2017

Democracy and Distrust
This powerfully argued appraisal of judicial review may change the face of American law. Written for layman and scholar alike, the book addresses one of the most important issues facing Americans today: within what guidelines shall the Supreme Court...

06.01.2017

Left Legalism/Left Critique
In recent decades, left political projects in the United States have taken a strong legalistic turn. From affirmative action to protection against sexual harassment, from indigenous peoples’ rights to gay marriage, the struggle to eliminate...

21.05.2017

The Substantive Law of the EU
This textbook focuses on the law of the four freedoms of the EU, and is ideal for undergraduate courses covering the substantive law of the EU. Catherine Barnard outlines the core issues in an engaging and accessible manner and includes case studies...

04.05.2015

Point Made
When attorneys begin their latest brief, they face a predictable set of concerns. The answers to these questions are more science than art, and the best advocates have far more in common with each other than with less adept contemporaries. In 'Point...

27.01.2014

Double Billing
By turns hilarious and horrifying, Double Billing is a clever and sobering expose of the legal profession. Writing with wit and wisdom, Cameron Stracher describes the grueling rite of passage of an associate at a major New York law firm. As...

10.01.2015

Law and Literature
Hailed in its first edition as an "outstanding work, as stimulating as it is intellectually distinguished" ("New York Times"), Richard A. Posner's "Law and Literature" has handily lived up to the "Washington Post's" prediction that the book would...

12.01.2016

Principles of Public International Law
The sixth edition of Ian Brownlie's comprehensive and authoritative textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account all changes in the field of public international law since 1998. A new chapter on the Use of Force has been...

30.07.2017

The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law
A reading of Albie Sach's writings is never without a search for an understanding of South Africa's liberation struggle especially from the perspective of the African National Congress - currently the country's ruling party - perhaps with an...

31.10.2015

The Happy Lawyer
You get good grades in college, pay a small fortune to put yourself through law school, study hard to pass the bar exam, and finally land a high-paying job in a prestigious firm. You're happy, right? Not really. Oh, it beats laying asphalt, but...

05.05.2017

The Lost Lawyer
Anthony Kronman describes a spiritual crisis affecting the American legal profession, and attributes it to the collapse of what he calls the ideal of the lawyer-statesman: a set of values that prizes good judgment above technical competence and...

23.06.2013

Lectures on Jurisprudence
Smith's Lectures on Jurisprudence, originally delivered at the University of Glasgow in 1762-1763, present his "theory of the rules by which civil government ought to be directed." The chief purpose of government,...

06.07.2016

Rhetoric and the Rule of Law
Is legal reasoning rationally persuasive, working within a discernible structure and using recognisable kinds of arguments? Does it belong to rhetoric in this sense, or to the domain of the merely 'rhetorical' in an adversative sense? Neil...

16.05.2018

The History of the Common Law in England
This volume includes the complete text of the third edition of 1739.

02.09.2013

Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage
BOOK REVIEWGARNER’S DICTIONARY OF LEGAL USAGE Third EditionEditor: Bryan A. GarnerISBN: 978 0 19 538420 8 Oxford University Press 18.11.2016

The Morality of Law
Fuller argues that law should be understood as an on-going enterprise of "subjecting human conduct to rules." As such an enterprise, there are basic conditions which need to be met by any set of laws: the laws must be general, made public,...

04.09.2016

Courting Justice
David Boies, the man dubbed by The New York Times as "the lawyer that everyone wants" is at the forefront of American legal icons -- his battle defending Vice President Al Gore during the 2000 Florida recount frenzy has earned him the...

15.09.2013

On Constitutional Interpretation
U.S. Justice Antonin Scalia's speech on Constitutional Interpretation covers the jurisprudential positions of constitutional interpretation: viz. the "originalist" and the "living" constitution. Also mentioned is Scalia's historical look at how the...

09.09.2016

Faith and Order
This book argues that despite the tensions existing in all societies between religious faith and legal order, they inevitably interact. In the course of his discussion Berman traces the history of Western law, exposes the fallacies of law theories...

20.04.2013

Understanding Criminal Law
This book deals exclusively with substantive criminal law, with primary attention given to the elements of individual criminal responsibility. It is authoritative, current, highly readable, and widely used at law schools throughout the nation....

06.09.2016

Learned Hand
A masterful, moving account of the life and work of one of the great judges of the twentieth century, whose work has left a profound mark on our legal, intellectual, and social landscape. The greatest judge never to be appointed to the Supreme...

19.12.2013

The Winning Brief
Good writing wins court cases- The Winning Brief is proof. Now, Bryan Garner brings us a revised and updated version of his modern classic. In 100 concise, practical, easy-to-use sections, legal writing guru Bryan A. Garner goes step-by-step through...

14.04.2013

Sorcerers' Apprentices
Law clerks have been a permanent fixture in the halls of the United States Supreme Court from its founding, but the relationship between clerks and their justices has generally been cloaked in secrecy. While the role of the justice is both public...

18.06.2015

The Revised Penal Code
My parents kept this for me.

08.10.2017

Shaffer and Elkins' Legal Interviewing and Counseling in a Nutshell, 4th
In today’s world, lawyers tend to become identified more with law and less with people, the public interest, social welfare and the common good. However, many lawyers are sensitive, people-oriented professionals who relate to their clients as...

17.07.2017

Law School in a Box
Who Needs the Ivy League?   This handsome metal box features a complete legal education, courtesy of the distinguished faculty at Mental_Floss magazine. Contents include:        •  Our comprehensive textbook, Law School in 96...

03.04.2017

What Should Legal Analysis Become?
Roberto Mangabeira Unger brings together his work in legal and social theory. He argues for the reconstruction of legal analysis as a discipline of institutional imagination. He shows how a changed practice of legal analysis can help us re-imagine...

10.06.2016

Federal Public Land and Resources Law
This casebook is an authoritative introduction to the study of public land and resources law. Case studies, case notes, and examples illustrate legal points under consideration with special attention focused on historical and social context....

28.04.2017

The Death of Contract
A revolutionary theory for its time that still applies today. Contracts can be views in the same concept as torts. Duty of care and reasonableness can replace strict concepts such as offer and acceptance.

24.04.2016

Rights Gone Wrong
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 Since the 1960s, ideas developed during the civil rights movement have been astonishingly successful in fighting overt discrimina­tion and prejudice. But how successful are they at combating the...

13.11.2015

Crime
Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union He is remembered for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb and defending John T. Scopes in the Scopes Trial (1925). Darrow began his career...

27.09.2015

The Mind and Faith of Justice Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was an American jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. Noted for his long service, his concise and pithy opinions, and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is...

06.11.2017

Constitutional Law
Longtime users will recognize these distinctive characteristics of the casebook: - multi-disciplinary approach that utilizes a variety of critical and social perspectives to explore constitutional law - extensive textual summaries of the state of...

17.11.2017

In Chambers
Written by former law clerks, legal scholars, biographers, historians, and political scientists, the essays in In Chambers tell the fascinating story of clerking at the Supreme Court. In addition to reflecting the personal experiences of the law...

16.03.2015

The Politics of the Common Law
OUR CONTEMPORARY COMMON LAW UNDER SERIOUS ACADEMIC POLITICAL SCRUTINY A review by Phillip Taylor MBE, Barrister-at-Law, Richmond Green ChambersIt always amazes me that many students and lawyers assume that judges don’t play politics...

17.10.2014

Opening Arguments
In terms of substance, this has two layers: it's both the tale of a young professional learning his way around a new job, and an account of the trial of Oliver North. I was more interested in that second layer, despite the fact that much of the...

02.01.2018

Glanville Williams
For more than half a century, "Williams: Learning the Law" has been essential reading for every undergraduate law student in the common law world, providing a clear introduction to the methods and skills of the law. It explains the many skills...

24.02.2017

The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox
"My name will survive as long as man survives, because I am writing the greatest diary that has ever been written. I intend to surpass Pepys as a diarist."When John Frush Knox (1907-1997) wrote these words, he was in the middle of...

26.06.2018

Modern American Remedies
Modern American Remedies: Cases and Materials continues to examine the overarching policy themes and principles behind remedies law, with unmatched quality and effectiveness.The casebook retains the characteristics that made it the bestseller in the...

23.11.2017

Intellectual Property
In The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Intellectual Property, prominent intellectual property scholar Dan Hunter provides a precise, engaging overview and careful analysis of current laws of intellectual property and their history. Hunter first...

05.04.2015

Overcoming Law
Richard Posner discusses the structure and behaviour of the legal profession; constitutional theory; interdisciplinary approaches to law; the nature of legal reasoning; and legal pragmatism. Although written by a sitting judge, the book does not...

21.08.2015

Property
When a casebook remains the best seller in its field edition after edition, you know the authors are doing things right. PROPERTY set the standard of excellence and continues to uphold it.Once again, this expert author team provides an...

28.12.2014

The Winning Oral Argument
In this eminently browsable book, Bryan A. Garner has collected and arranged the most important, interesting, and penetrating statements from judges and lawyers about how to conduct an oral argument. Each didactic principle is stated, briefly...

23.07.2013

The Law of Debtors and Creditors
The authors build on the recognized strengths of their exemplary teaching book: - more than 50 problem sets feature the realistic questions a lawyer considers in confronting the statutory provisions for a bankruptcy case - explanatory text...

04.08.2013

Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment
In Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment, Paul Brest and Linda Hamilton Krieger have written a systematic guide to creative problem solving that prepares students to exercise effective judgment and decision making skills in the...

26.01.2013

101 Things I Learned ® in Law School
The complexities and nuances of the law are made accessible in this engaging, illustrated guide. From the structure of the court system to the mysteries of human motivation, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN LAW SCHOOL reveals the intricacies of the legal...

08.02.2013

Learning Legal Reasoning
Falcon, in "Planet Law School," sets this at the top of a suggested pre-law curriculum. I mostly agree with this assessment. It is an excellent, clearly presented introduction to how to read and brief an appellate court opinion-- an activity at the...

08.05.2014

Typography for Lawyers
"If Matthew Butterick didn't exist, it would be necessary to invent him." From the Foreword by Bryan A. GarnerBased on the popular website, Typography for Lawyers is the first guide to the essentials of...

30.01.2013

Circle of Greed
Circle of Greed is the epic story of the rise and fall of Bill Lerach, once the leading class action lawyer in America and now a convicted felon.  For more than two decades, Lerach threatened, shook down and sued top Fortune 500 companies,...

04.04.2014

The Law On Partnerships And Private Corporations
According to Sec. 1 of the Student Code, we are bound to pass this subject, unless otherwise stated on the by-laws. Provided, That there are no grades lower than 3.00 and no dropped subjects have been acquired during the course of the semester....

19.09.2015

Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation
This casebook provides detailed information on federal income taxation, with specific assignments to the Internal Revenue Code, selected cases, and administrative rulings from the Internal Revenue Service. The revised and updated Fourteenth Edition...

06.05.2016

Tomorrow's Lawyers
This book predicts that the UK and the US will need fewer lawyers, because much work that has historically been done by lawyers (especially younger, less-skilled lawyers) can be done by computers, paralegals or someone working cheaply out of a...

19.10.2017

America on Trial
Dershowitz, celebrity lawyer, Harvard law professor, and defender of OJ Simpson, discusses 15 trials he views as the most important in the past century. He provides insights into many of the trials he presided over, and in many ways got me thinking...

20.02.2015

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
By any measure, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., led a full and remarkable life. He was tall and exceptionally attractive, especially as he aged, with piercing eyes, a shock of white hair, and prominent moustache. He was the son of a famous father...

04.02.2018

The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions
The Supreme Court has been the site of the great debated of American history, from child labor prayer in the schools, to busing and abortion. The Oxford Guide to Untied States Supreme Court Decisions offers lively and insightful accounts of over...

10.02.2018

Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States
"The Supreme Court has continued to write constitutional history in the years since publication of the first edition of The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1992. Two new justices - Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G....

26.08.2013

Is There a Right to Remain Silent?
The right to remain silent, guaranteed by the famed Fifth Amendment case, Miranda v. Arizona, is perhaps one of the most easily recognized and oft-quoted constitutional rights in American culture. Yet despite its ubiquity, there is widespread...

15.11.2017