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The Life of the Law

Author : Alfred H. Knight
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Law is intended to apply to common life and should be comprehensible to ordinary folk, but increasingly, it is not. The meaning of the law is becoming inaccessible, not only to the public but to the bar itself. In The Life of the Law, Alfred H. Knight outlines how some of the main contours of American law came to be as he recounts twenty-one stories beginning with Alfred the Great in the late ninth century and ending with the Rodney King trials in 1993. Knight gives us a veritable "biography" of our legal tradition by focusing on the key individuals, and the pivotal cases that have helped to mold the law as we know it today. The Life of the Law finds a riveting story behind each historic decision and recounts the tales with both narrative flair and ironic wit. The law is a living organism, constantly changing as new cases are decided, building on and modifying decisions that went before. Every case, no matter how lofty the principles involved, represents a human drama, a clash of competing desires. Alfred Knight's reflections on how twenty-one of these cases have left their mark on our society will inform and fascinate anyone interested in the law.

The Life of the Law

Author : Laura Nader
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Laura Nader, an instrumental figure in the development of the field of legal anthropology, investigates an issue of vital importance for our time: the role of the law in the struggle for social and economic justice. In this book she gives an overview of the history of legal anthropology and at the same time urges anthropologists, lawyers, and activists to recognize the centrality of law in social change. Nader traces the evolution of the plaintiff's role in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century and passionately argues that the atrophy of the plaintiff's power during this period represents a profound challenge to justice and democracy. Taking into account the vast changes wrought in both anthropology and the law by globalization, Nader speaks to the increasing dominance of large business corporations and the prominence of neoliberal ideology and practice today. In her discussion of these trends, she considers the rise of the alternative dispute resolution movement, which since the 1960s has been part of a major overhaul of the U.S. judicial system. Nader links the increasing popularity of this movement with the erosion of the plaintiff's power and suggests that mediation as an approach to conflict resolution is structured to favor powerful--often corporate--interests.

The Common Law

Author : Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Only paperback edition of a great legal classic. Lucid, accessible coverage of liability, criminal law, torts, contracts, and more, from historical perspective. New introduction by Sheldon M. Novick. Table of Cases.

The Death of Legal Hope the Life of Evangelical Obedience An essay on Galatians II 19 etc

Author : Abraham Booth
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The Law of Common Assurances

Author : William Sheppard
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The Life of Martin Luther

Author : Moritz Meurer
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A Practical Treatise on the Law of Trusts

Author : Thomas Lewin
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A Life in the Law

Author : William S. Duffey
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This book offers a unique opportunity to sit down with a diverse gathering of lawyers to share their perspectives on being a lawyer. In this compelling collection of essays, the contributors write about the values of the profession, a lawyers responsibility to their communities, their duty of service to clients, and to the public and to each other. This book can provide the guidance you need should you ever feel that you are losing your way.

The Law of Real Property

Author : Henry William Challis
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott Bart

Author : John Gibson Lockhart
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The Life of Martin Luther

Author : Henry Worsley
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Select Cases and Other Authorities on the Law of Property

Author : John Chipman Gray
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The Law Reports

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The Law Magazine and Review

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The Law Times

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Law and Life of Rome

Author : John Anthony Crook
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It is about Roman law in its social context, an attempt to strengthen the bridge between two spheres of discourse about ancient Rome by using the institutions of the law to enlarge understanding of the society and bringing the evidence of the social and economic facts to bear on the rules of law.

The Life of Richard Weaver the Converted Collier

Author : Richard Cope Morgan
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The American and English Encyclopedia of Law

Author : John Houston Merrill
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The Life of Worship and the Legal Profession

Author : William Stringfellow
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The Law Reports Ireland

Author : William Green
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Includes reports from the Chancery, Probate, Queen's bench, Common pleas, and Exchequer divisions, and from the Irish land commission.