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Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury: Greatest Closing Arguments In Modern Law

by Michael S Lief, H. Mitchell Caldwell & Ben Bycel

Until now, only the twelve jurors who sat in judgment were able to appreciate these virtuoso performances, where weeks of testimony were boiled down and presented with flair, wit, and high drama. For five years...


Tales from Tennessee Lawyers

by William Lynwood Montell

Lawyers have long been known as master storytellers, and those from Tennessee are certainly no exception. Veteran oral historian and folklorist William Lynwood Montell has collected tales from dozens of lawyers...


Law and Society in Classical Athens (Routledge Revivals)

by Richard Garner

Law and Society in Classical Athens, first published in 1987, traces the development of legal thought and its relation to Athenian values. Previously Athens' courts have been regarded as chaotic, isolated from...


The Laws of Slavery in Texas: Historical Documents and Essays

by Randolph B. Campbell, William S. Pugsley & Marilyn P. Duncan

The laws that governed the institution of slavery in early Texas were enacted over a fifty-year period in which Texas moved through incarnations as a Spanish colony, a Mexican state, an independent republic,...


The Devil's Advocates: Greatest Closing Arguments in Criminal Law

by Michael S Lief & H. Mitchell Caldwell

From the authors of the acclaimed Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, and featuring some of the most important cases in criminal law, The Devil's Advocates is the final volume of a must-have trilogy of the best...


Union and States' Rights: 150 Years After Sumter, A Legal History of Interposition, Nullification, and Secession

by Neil H. Cogan

Edited by Neil H. Cogan, who is a well-versed legal scholar of constitutional law, civil rights, and civil and criminal procedures, this volume is a collection of papers on a central issue of governance in the...


Twenty Famous Lawyers

by John Hostettler

An entertaining diversion for lawyers and others, Twenty Famous Lawyers focuses on household names and high profile cases. Contains valuable insights into legal ways and means and looks at the challenges of...


Mary Ann Cotton: Britain's First Female Serial Killer

by David Wilson

As one of the UK's leading commentators, David Wilson shows how some serial killers stay in the headlines whilst others rapidly become invisible - or "unseen". Yet Mary Ann Cotton is not just the first but perhaps...


Sir William Garrow: His Life, Times and Fight for Justice

by Richard Braby, John Hostettler & Geoffrey Robertson

A comprehensive account of lawyer William Garrow's life, career, family and connections. Sir William Garrow was born in Middlesex in 1760 and called to the Bar in 1783. He was the dominant figure at the Old...


A History of American Law: Third Edition

by Lawrence M. Friedman

In this brilliant and immensely readable book, Lawrence M. Friedman tells the whole fascinating story of American law from its beginnings in the colonies to the present day. By showing how close the life of...


And the Walls Came Tumbling Down: Greatest Closing Arguments Protecting Civil Libertie

by Michael S Lief & H. Mitchell Caldwell

The second volume in a must-have trilogy of the best closing arguments in American legal history

Every day, Americans enjoy the freedom to decide what we do with our property, our bodies, our speech, and our...


The Law of Ancient Athens

by David Phillips

The Law of Ancient Athens contains the principal literary and epigraphical sources, in English, for Athenian law in the Archaic and Classical periods, from the first known historical trial (late seventh century)...


Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made

by Jim Newton

In Justice for All, Jim Newton, an award-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times, brings readers the first truly comprehensive consideration of Earl Warren, the politician-turned-Chief Justice who refashioned...


A Sociological Theory of Law

by Niklas Luhmann & Martin Albrow

Niklas Luhmann is recognised as a major social theorist, and his treatise on the sociology of law is a classic text. For Luhmann, law provides the framework of the state, lawyers are the main human resource...


Mexico's Supreme Court: Between Liberal Individual and Revolutionary Social Rights, 1867-1934

by Timothy M. James

James examines the legal history of the Supreme Court's constitutional jurisprudence before, during, and after the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and explains the ways in which constitutional jurisprudence became...


Shakespeare's Curse: The Aporias of Ritual Exclusion in Early Modern Royal Drama

by Björn Quiring

Conceptualizing the curse as the representation of a foundational, mythical violence that is embedded within juridical discourse, Shakespeare's Curse:The Aporias of Ritual Exclusion in Early Modern Royal Drama ...


Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Germany: Courts and Adjudicatory Practices in Frankfurt am Main, 1562-1696

by Maria R. Boes

Frankfurt am Main, in common with other imperial German cities, enjoyed a large degree of legal autonomy during the early modern period, and produced a unique and rich body of criminal archives. In particular,...


Law and Justice from Antiquity to Enlightenment

by Robert W. Shaffern

This concise intellectual history of the law offers an accessible introduction to the development of law from ancient Babylon to eighteenth-century Europe. Robert W. Shaffern examines a rich array of sources...


Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment: The Irony of Constitutional Democracy

by Ralph A. Rossum

Abraham Lincoln worried that the 'walls' of the constitution would ultimately be leveled by the 'silent artillery of time.' His fears materialized with the 1913 ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment, which,...


Censoring Sex: A Historical Journey Through American Media

by John E. Semonche

In this gracefully written, accessible and entertaining volume, John Semonche surveys censorship for reasons of sex from the nineteenth century up until the present. He covers the various forms of American media-books...