The Injustice System

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Published: 2012-11-08

ISBN: 9780670023707

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

The maverick public defender who inspired John Grisham tells the story of his most frustrating caseA 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, Kris Maharaj was arrested in Miami for the murder of his ex- business partner. A witness swore he saw him pull the trigger and a jury found him guilty and sentenced him to death. But he swears he didn’t do it. Twenty years later, he’s bankrupted

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Price: $27.95


The Rule of Law

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Published: 2011-02-24

ISBN: 9780141034539

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis

Tom Bingham, ‘the most eminent of our judges’ (Guardian), held office successively as Master of the Rolls, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and Senior Law Lord of the United Kingdom, the only person ever to hold all three offices. He became a life peer, as Baron Bingham of Cornhill in the County of Powys, on becoming Lord Chief Justice in 1996. In 2005 he was appointed a Knight of the Garter, the first professional judge to be so honoured. He retired in 2008, and in the same year was elected by the Institut de France as the first winner of the Prize for Law awarded by the Alexander S. Onassis

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Price: £9.99


One L

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Published: 2010-12-28

ISBN: 9780143119029

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

“A wonderful book…it should be read by anyone who has ever contemplated going to law school. Or anyone who has ever worried about being human.” -The New York Times It was a year of terrors and triumphs, of depressions and elations, of compulsive work, pitiless competition, and, finally, mass hysteria. It was Scott Turow’s first year at the oldest, biggest, most esteemed center of legal education in the United States. Turow’s experiences at Harvard Law School, where freshmen are dubbed One Ls, parallel those of first-year law students everywhere. His gripping account of this critical, formative

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Price: $15.00


The Case of the Pope

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Published: 2010-09-08

ISBN: 9780241953846

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis

Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, the largest human rights practice in the UK. He has appeared in the courts of many countries as counsel in leading cases in constitutional, criminal and international law and served as the first President of the UN War Crimes Court in Sierra Leone, where he authored a landmark decision on the illegality of recruiting child soldiers. He defended in the last two cases brought for blasphemy in Britain (against Salman Rushdie and Gay News), represented Catholic lawyers and youth workers detained without trial by Lee Kwan Yew and

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Price: £6.99


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lawsuits

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Published: 2010-09-07

ISBN: 9781615640386

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

have you been confused by a lawsuit? We can help. Millions of civil lawsuits are filed in the U.S. court system, costing billions of dollars in legal fees to those involved. The process is so complex that few people can pursue civil action without professional help, leaving them totally at a lawyer’s mercy. Yet how many people truly know what they’re getting into when they’re involved in a lawsuit? The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to Lawsuits clarifies the entire process in layman’s terms. Expert litigator and law professor Victoria E. Green offers valuable insight into: ?The pros and cons of filing

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Price: $18.95


Goode on Commercial Law

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Published: 2010-01-28

ISBN: 9780141030227

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis

Roy Goode is Emeritus Professor of Law at Oxford University and Emeritus Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. A retired Queen’s Counsel and an Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple, he has written and lectured extensively in the field of commercial law and transnational commercial law and has played a leading role in the drafting of international commercial law conventions.

Ewan McKendrick is Herbert Smith Professor of English Private Law and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and a barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings, Grays’ Inn.

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Price: £60.00


The Penguin Dictionary of Law

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Published: 2009-11-26

ISBN: 9780141027272

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis

Julian Webb BA, LLM, LLD is Professor of Legal Education at the University of Warwick, and Director of the Higher Education Academy’s UK Centre for Legal Education. He has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters and is co-author/editor of five other books, including Holland and Webb’s Learning Legal Rules (6th ed., Oxford University Press, 2006). He is joint editor of the Routledge-Cavendish Law, Science and Society book series, and a founding editor of the journal Legal Ethics. Julian is course director of Warwick Law School’s LLM in Legal Education and for seven years taught courses

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Price: £14.99


Remix

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Published: 2009-09-29

ISBN: 9780143116134

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

The reigning authority on intellectual property in the Internet age, Lawrence Lessig spotlights the newest and possibly the most harmful culture war?a war waged against those who create and consume art. America?s copyright laws have ceased to perform their original, beneficial role: protecting artists? creations while allowing them to build on previous creative works. In fact, our system now criminalizes those very actions. Remix is an urgent, eloquent plea to end a war that harms every intrepid, creative user of new technologies. It also offers an inspiring vision of the postwar world where enormous

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Price: $17.00


Law and the Long War

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Published: 2009-05-26

ISBN: 9780143115328

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

An authoritative assessment of the new laws of war and a sensible and sophisticated roadmap for the future of liberty in the Age of Terror America is losing a crucial front in the ongoing war on terror. It is losing not to Al Qaeda, but to its own failure to construct a set of laws that will protect the American people during this global conflict. As debate continues to rage over the legality and ethics of war, Benjamin Wittes enters the fray with a sober-minded exploration of law in wartime that is definitive, accessible, and nonpartisan. Outlining how this country came to its current impasse

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Price: $18.00


God on Trial

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Published: 2008-06-24

ISBN: 9780143113751

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

An insightful and dramatic account of religious conflicts that keep America divided?from the acclaimed author of The Courage of Their Convictions As the United States has become increasingly conservative, both politically and socially, in recent years, the fight between the religious right and those advocating for the separation of church and state has only intensified. As he did in The Courage of Their Convictions, award-winning author and legal expert Peter Irons combines an approachable, journalistic narrative style with intimate first-person accounts from both sides of the conflict. Set against

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Price: $16.00


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