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Powers of Attorney

by Martin Shenkman & Jonathan Esq. Blattmachr

Powers of attorney are one of the most important legal documents you will ever sign. Every adult should have a power of attorney. Yet, many people ignored this fundamental legal step and might have no protection...


Comparative Legal Studies and Internationalization of Law

by Mireille Delmas-Marty

By combining a method – comparative studies – with an ongoing process – the internationalization of law, that is, its extension beyond national borders – this Chair looks to the future, as uncertain...


The Articulate Witness: An Illustrated Guide to Testifying Confidently Under Oath

by Marsha Hunter & Brian K Johnson

Every day in the United States, ordinary people are called to testify in court. Most of them have never been involved in a legal proceeding. But they have probably seen witnesses in high-profile trials on television,...


The Little Book of Restorative Justice: Revised and Updated

by Howard Zehr

Howard Zehr is the father of Restorative Justice and is known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming understandings of justice. Here he proposes workable principles and practices for making Restorative...


Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach To Peacemaking

by Kay Pranis

          Our ancestors gathered around a fire in a circle, families gather around their kitchen tables in circles, and now we are gathering in circles as communities to solve problems. The practice...


Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

by Brian McGinty

The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

In the early hours of May 6, 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar...


U.S. Immigration Made Easy

by Ilona Bray

What U.S. law says about who is eligible to immigrate, whether on a permanent or temporary basis, can be hard to interpret, and even harder to act upon. U.S. Immigration Made Easy, however, demystifies the system,...


Risk Management in Social Work: Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action

by Frederic G. Reamer

This all new edition is based on Frederic G. Reamer’s key reference for practitioners: Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention. Rooted in his own experiences as an expert witness in...


The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

by Joel Simon

Journalists are being imprisoned and killed in record numbers. Online surveillance is annihilating privacy, and the Internet can be brought under government control at any time. Joel Simon, the executive director...


Comparative Health Law and Policy: Critical Perspectives on Nigerian and Global Health Law

by Irehobhude O. Iyioha & Remigius N. Nwabueze

This collection provides a comparative analysis of health policies and laws in Nigeria with those in the UK, USA, Canada and South Africa. It critically examines the duties and rights of physicians, patients,...


Theorizing Transitional Justice

by Claudio Corradetti, Nir Eisikovits & Jack Volpe Rotondi

This book addresses the theoretical underpinnings of the field of transitional justice and aims to clarify the theoretical profiles of transitional justice strategies. The study is organized along crucial intersections...


Cognitive Styles in Law Schools

by Alfred G. Smith, Patrick A. Nester & Lynn H. Pulford

People differ in their cognitive styles-their ways of getting and using information to solve problems and make decisions. Alfred G. Smith and his associates studied these differences in a selected group of over...


Blindfolds Off: Judges On How They Decide

by Joel Cohen

Joel Cohen, a litigator for 40 years, interviewed 13 federal judges about specific controversial decisions, settlements and rulings. They allowed Cohen to "cross-examine" them, not just about these rulings,...


Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System

by Robbin Shipp & Nick Chiles

Justice While Black is a must-read for every young black male in America—and for everyone else who cares about their survival and well-being. This is a first-of-its-kind essential guide for African-American...


The Duty to ACT: Tort Law, Power, and Public Policy

by Marshall S. Shapo

A woman terrified by the threats of a jilted suitor is denied police protection. A workman collapses on the job and the employer is slow to help him. A bully in a bar begins to carry out threats of serious injury...


The Quest for Constitutionalism: South Africa since 1994

by Hugh Corder, Veronica Federico & Romano Orrù

This volume provides a timely assessment on the progress made towards the achievement of a constitutional democracy in South Africa. The chapters collectively present an in-depth analysis of the development...


Legal Lexicography: A Comparative Perspective

by Máirtín| Mac Aodha

Legal lexicography or jurilexicography is the most neglected aspect of the discipline of jurilinguistics, despite its great relevance for translators, academics and comparative lawyers. This volume bridges this...


Belief, Law and Politics: What Future for a Secular Europe?

by Marie-Claire Foblets, Katayoun Alidadi & Jørgen S. Nielsen

This edited collection gathers together the principal findings of the RELIGARE project, which dealt with the question of religious and philosophical diversity in European law. Specifically, it covers four spheres...


Towards Recognition of Minority Groups: Legal and Communication Strategies

by Marek Zirk-Sadowski, Bartosz Wojciechowski & Karolina M. Cern

This book analyses debates concerning the nature, justification and legal protection of human rights with reference to the issues surrounding social milieu as a source of any legitimized law. With contributions...


General Defences in Criminal Law: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives

by Alan Reed & Michael Bohlander

The law relating to general defences is one of the most important areas in the criminal law, yet the current state of the law in the United Kingdom reveals significant problems in the adoption of a consistent...