Jews are a people of law, and law defines who the Jewish people are and what they believe. This anthology engages with the growing complexity of what it is to be Jewish — and, more problematically, what it means to be at once Jewish and participate in secular legal systems as lawyers, judges, legal thinkers, civil rights advocates, and teachers. The essays in this book trace the history and chart the sociology of the Jewish legal profession over time.
Will anyone ever know what happened to the Aloha, a sport fishing boat that vanished with all onboard in the Pacific off San Francisco’s coast? ‘Knowing’ may be a complex, inexact business. There’s real truth and then there’s courtroom truth; a jury’s verdict may or may not approach what actually happened. Nor can someone reading about [...]
The Regulation of the Legal Profession in Ireland is a new and insightful exploration of history, controversy and reform relating to the Irish legal system. During recent legislative debate over a professional reform bill, Alan Shatter — then the Minister of Justice in Ireland — publicly called this study, in its earlier form as a [...]
Richard Gerberding, a retired Professor of History and Director of Classical Studies at the University of Alabama – Huntsville, adapts the classic On Old Age to a new generation of readers. Illustrator Lance Rossi of Salem, Oregon, contributes over sixty clever drawings and sketches. There’s no edition paying homage to Cicero anywhere like this.
Cicero’s classic [...]
Delmar Karlen’s classic comparison of appeals courts in US and UK is Digitally Remastered™ in print and ebook
Considered a classic of comparative law and legal systems, this book has been twice reprinted since its first appearance 50 years ago, and is now available in a high-quality digital edition. No work has so openly and extensively—using hands-on observations by the leading legal figures of the time—compared appellate courts in two common law countries. [...]
Walter Murphy’s novels of World War II espionage and the life of St. Peter are Digitally Remastered™
The acclaimed novel of spies, code-breaking, and intrigue in World War II Italy, by bestselling author Walter Murphy (The Vicar of Christ), is now a convenient ebook and a new paperback edition. Previously published by Macmillan and Dell, this book is now presented in a quality digital edition, including active Contents and proper formatting, as [...]
Reconstructing Reality in the Courtroom explains what makes stories believable and how ordinary people connect complex legal arguments and evidence presented in trials to assess guilt and innocence. The explanation takes the core elements of narrative—the who, what, where, when, how, why—and shows how average people who hear hundreds of stories every day use the [...]
Novelist Sybille Bedford was a German-born writer of Jewish heritage who, as a refugee from Germany, lived and wrote in Italy, France, the United States, and England. In this compelling classic, she watched courts closely—and with remarkable insight—in England, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. There, she found stories of human frailty and impulse, even at the bench and bar.
Part of the Classics of Law & Society Series, but written for a wide, U.S. audience.
New from the author of CONFLICT OF INTEREST and MURDER IN SUGAR LAND: Law professor David Crump’s latest courtroom drama features Houston trial lawyer Robert Herrick, in a case that risks it all.
Herrick is the lawyer for the little guy in Houston, Texas. His courtroom experiences have been realistically recounted in David Crump’s [...]
Susan Neiman went to learn more about morality and reason, which she did, but she also came to terms with being Jewish in a city that did not always welcome her, as if her presence was a guilty reminder. (Or they did not know she was Jewish and said some amazing stuff.) This memoir–through the [...]
Jim Lewis’ new book on antebellum Alabama joins the History & Heroes Series.
The name Alabama comes from the Choctaw word meaning “clearers of the thickets,” inspiring the title of this fascinating new book. It examines Alabama’s early history beginning with the era of European colonization and culminating with the state’s controversial secession from the Union—after [...]
Hirsch’s enduring The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter explores the contradictions of the influential jurist
A recognized, fascinating, and much-cited classic of judicial biography and Supreme Court insight is now available in a quality ebook edition—featuring active contents, linked notes, proper formatting, and a fully-linked Index—as well as a new paperback reprint edition.
Felix Frankfurter was perhaps the most influential jurist of the 20th century—and one of the most complex men [...]
Pritchett’s The Roosevelt Court is a classic of law & society, exploring decision-making on the Supreme Court over a decade
THE ROOSEVELT COURT is a brilliant analysis of Supreme Court decisions during a crucial decade in the Supreme Court’s history, by a political scientist “interested in the social and psychological origins of judicial attitudes and the influence of individual predilections on the development of law.” A much-cited classic of the Court and judicial decision-making from [...]