The Bramble Bush

The Bramble Bush Author Karl N. Llewellyn
ISBN-10 9781610271356
Year 2012-04-24
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Quid Pro Books
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Written generations ago, but highly relevant today, The Bramble Bush remains one of the books most recommended for students to read when considering law school, just before beginning its study, or early in the first semester. Its first edition began as a collection from a series of introductory lectures given by legal legend Karl Llewellyn to new law students at Columbia University. It still speaks to law, legal reasoning, and exam-taking skills in a way that makes it a classic for each new generation. The Quid Pro Legal Legends Edition includes an extensive, practical, and modern Introduction by Stewart Macaulay, a senior law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Macaulay updates the current reader on the book's continued relevance and application, offers a practical perspective to new law students, and places the original edition in its historical context. Simply put, Macaulay writes, this "is a book that anyone interested in law schools or law should read." The Quid Pro Books edition of the classic work also includes several unobtrusive annotations, to update the reader on legal terms and cultural references made in the original that may not be clear to today's reader. Moreover, this is a carefully proofread and presented edition, lacking the errors and scanning mistakes of other presses' editions in print. It is also available in paperback and clothbound formats from Quid Pro, including the annotations and new Introduction by Prof. Macaulay.

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States Fourth Edition

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States  Fourth Edition Author E. Allan Farnsworth
ISBN-10 9780199749713
Year 2010-07-16
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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In the updated, fourth edition of this classic text which has been translated into over a dozen languages, constitutional scholar and Columbia Law School professor E. Allan Farnsworth provides a clear explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system in one handy reference. An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition is designed to be a general introduction to the structure and function of the legal system of the United States, and is especially useful for those readers who lack familiarity with fundamental establishments and practices. This text also gives the reader a clear understanding of how to research the law, the importance of case law versus statutes, and the difference between private and public law. It illustrates issues that may be confusing or troublesome and provides a solid general overview. It includes a new introduction by Steve Sheppard.

Law School

Law School Author Michael S. Ariens
ISBN-10 1594604436
Year 2010
Pages 235
Language en
Publisher
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This all-in-one volume takes the reader from the law school application process, through the bar exam and the graduate's first job. The book begins with ideas on selecting which law schools to apply to, how to improve your chances of gaining admission, and how to decide which law school to attend. The second section of the book takes the reader through each of the three years of law school. It begins by discussing how to excel in the first year of law school, how to write concise and persuasive responses to essay questions, and how to read multiple choice questions quickly and accurately. This section also offers thoughts about how to get the most out of the final two years of law school. The third section discusses how to succeed on the bar exam and the graduate's options in the practice of law.

Damages

Damages Author Barry Werth
ISBN-10 9781439142486
Year 2013-08-20
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Damages is the riveting true story of one family’s legal struggles in the world of medicine. At the urging of a friend, the Sabias filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Humes and Norwalk Hospital. Barry Werth takes us through the seven-year lawsuit, allowing us to see the legal strategy plotted by the Sabias’s attorneys, Connecticut’s premier medical malpractice law firm.

The Cheyenne Way

The Cheyenne Way Author Karl Nickerson Llewellyn
ISBN-10 0806118555
Year 1941
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher
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The Cheyenne Indians, in sharp contrast to other Plains tribes, are renowned for the clear sense of form and structure in their institutions. This cultural trait, together with the colorful background of the Cheyennes, attracted the unique collaboration of a legal theorist and an anthropologist, who, in this volume, provide a definitive picture of the law-ways of a primitive, nonliterate people. This foundational study of primitive law presents the folkways in law of the Cheyennes through the technique of the American case lawyer, adjusted to the requirements of the anthropologist with his scientific understanding of human behavior and realistic sociology. Particularly appealing to the general reader are the law cases themselves. Based on individual episodes that reflect the legal procedure of the Cheyennes over a period of more than sixty years, the cases are heroic narratives in the finest tradition.

Lawfare The War Against Free Speech A First Amendment Guide for Reporting in an Age of Islamist Lawfare

Lawfare  The War Against Free Speech  A First Amendment Guide for Reporting in an Age of Islamist Lawfare Author Brooke M. Goldstein
ISBN-10 0982294794
Year 2011-11-01
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher
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The free speech rights of authors, researchers and journalists writing on issues of public security and national concern are increasingly under attack through both violent and non-violent means. An important non-violent challenge to free speech has emerged in the form of "Islamist lawfare," the use of the law as a weapon of war to silence and punish free speech about militant Islam, terrorism and its sources of financing. The strategic end of Islamist lawfare is to further the goals of the Islamist movement, one of which is to abolish public discourse critical of Islam and punish anything deemed blasphemous to its prophet, Mohammad. Another goal of Islamist lawfare is to impede the free flow of public information about the threat of Islamist terrorism, thereby limiting our ability to understand it and destroy it. In this way, Islamist lawfare takes the form of a complementary legal campaign to terrorism and asymmetric warfare. "Lawfare: The War Against Free Speech"- written by two of America's experts in this field- describes this phenomenon and gives practical guidance about navigating this new terrain to journalists who wish to speak truthfully about the national security threats we face. This book is a must-read primer on the First Amendment, and should be reviewed by anyone writing about the most controversial topics of our time. Aaron Eitan Meyer and Brooke Goldstein present "Lawfare Against Free Speech: A First Amendment Guide to Reporting in an Age of Islamist Lawfare," the first book of its kind aimed at giving practical tips to journalists when writing about these topics. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Brooke Goldstein is a human rights attorney and award-winning filmmaker. She serves as director of The Lawfare Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and facilitating a response to the abuse of the legal system and human rights law. She is also the founder and director of the Children's Rights Institute (CRI) which tracks and legally combats violations of children's basic human rights as occurring throughout the globe. Aaron Eitan Meyer served as research director of The Lawfare Project, director of research for the Children's Rights Institute, legal correspondent for the Terror Finance Blog, and is on the advisory board for the digital advocacy group, Act for Israel. He received his B.A. from New School University, and his J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

The Nature of the Judicial Process

The Nature of the Judicial Process Author Benjamin N. Cardozo
ISBN-10 9780486443867
Year 2012-02
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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In this legal classic, a former Associate Supreme Court Justice explains the conscious and unconscious processes by which a judge decides a case and the ways rulings are guided and shaped.

Gideon s Trumpet

Gideon s Trumpet Author Anthony Lewis
ISBN-10 9780307805287
Year 2011-09-14
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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A history of the landmark case of James Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel. Notes, table of cases, index. The classic backlist bestseller. More than 800,000 sold since its first pub date of 1964.

A History of American Law Third Edition

A History of American Law  Third Edition Author Lawrence M. Friedman
ISBN-10 9780743282581
Year 2005-06-01
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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 the law is to the economic and political life of the country, he makes a complex subject understandable and engrossing. A History of American Law presents the achievements and failures of the American legal system in the context of America's commercial and working world, family practices, and attitudes toward property, government, crime, and justice. Now completely revised and updated, this groundbreaking work incorporates new material regarding slavery, criminal justice, and twentieth-century law. For laymen and students alike, this remains the only comprehensive authoritative history of American law.

Cardozo

Cardozo Author Andrew L. Kaufman
ISBN-10 0674096452
Year 1998
Pages 731
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, unarguably one of the most outstanding judges of the twentieth century, is a man whose name remains prominent and whose contributions to the law remain relevant. This first complete biography of the longtime member and chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals and Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States during the turbulent years of the New Deal is a monumental achievement by a distinguished interpreter of constitutional law. Cardozo was a progressive judge who understood and defended the proposition that judge-made law must be adapted to modern conditions. He also preached and practiced the doctrine that respect for precedent, history, and all branches of government limited what a judge could and should do. Thus, he did not modernize law at every opportunity. In this book, Kaufman interweaves the personal and professional lives of this remarkable man to yield a multidimensional whole. Cardozo's family ties to the Jewish community were a particularly significant factor in shaping his life, as was his father's scandalous career--and ultimate disgrace--as a lawyer and judge. Kaufman concentrates, however, on Cardozo's own distinguished career, including twenty-three years in private practice as a tough-minded and skillful lawyer and his classic lectures and writings on the judicial process. From this biography emerges an estimable figure holding to concepts of duty and responsibility, but a person not without frailties and prejudice.

The Law School Admission Game

The Law School Admission Game Author Ann K. Levine Esq
ISBN-10 0983845336
Year 2013
Pages 222
Language en
Publisher Abraham Pub
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Learn everything you need to know to get in to law school. This re-written and completely updated version of the bestselling law school school admission guide (first published in 2009) provides detailed information on how to present yourself in the law school application process.Ann Levine brings more than a decade of experience in law school admissions (as director of admissions for law schools and as a law school admission consultant) to provide advice about writing the best law school personal statements, how to choose people to write letters of recommendation, what to include in your resume, how to explain weaknesses in your application such as a low GPA or LSAT score, the best way to prepare for the LSAT, and how to choose a law school. Once you've submitted your law school applications, this book will continue to guide you on getting accepted from a waiting list, negotiating law school scholarships, and transferring to a new law school after your 1L year.The book includes sample resumes with annotations, an analysis of personal statement introductions, tips on writing optional essays for law schools, and sample addenda. Even if you are a non-traditional applicant, an international student, or if you have learning disabilities, you will find tips specific to your situation.

An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning

An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning Author Steven J. Burton
ISBN-10 9781454822639
Year 2007-01-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
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Now in its Third Edition, An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning continues to be the ideal go-to for the first year law student. It is a short, practical book that introduces beginning law students and others to contemporary law and legal reasoning. By presenting these topics through various discussions of cases and examples, it provides students with a solid source to reference for years to come. A dependable, practical source, that: Covers analogical and deductive reasoning, as well as the roles of legal conventions, purposes, and policies in legal reasoning Discusses cases of varying difficulty to diversify the learning process Presents law and legal reasoning primarily through discussions of cases and examples that avoid the abstraction characteristic of most competing books Emphasizes the law as used in practice by lawyers and judges Provides an explicit and systematic introduction to law and legal reasoning Offers a source suitable for use as supplementary reading in any first year course, in legal research and writing courses, in paralegal courses, and in other settings This great new edition has been carefully updated to include: A new chapter, "Hardest Cases," that highlights cases notorious in the press Updates throughout that guarantee the most current legal information

The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law Author Tom Bingham
ISBN-10 9780141962016
Year 2011-07-07
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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'The Rule of Law' is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of? In this brilliant short book, Britain's former senior law lord, and one of the world's most acute legal minds, examines what the idea actually means. He makes clear that the rule of law is not an arid legal doctrine but is the foundation of a fair and just society, is a guarantee of responsible government, is an important contribution to economic growth and offers the best means yet devised for securing peace and co-operation. He briefly examines the historical origins of the rule, and then advances eight conditions which capture its essence as understood in western democracies today. He also discusses the strains imposed on the rule of law by the threat and experience of international terrorism. The book will be influential in many different fields and should become a key text for anyone interested in politics, society and the state of our world.

What About Law

What About Law Author Catherine Barnard
ISBN-10 9781847317605
Year 2011-03-10
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Most young people considering studying law, or pursuing a legal career, have very little idea of what learning law involves and how universities teach law to their students. The new edition of this book, which proved very popular when first published in 2007, provides a 'taster' for the study of law; a short, accessible presentation of law as an academic subject, designed to help 17- and 18-year old students and others decide whether law is the right choice for them as a university subject, or, if they have already made the choice, what to expect when they start their law degree. It helps answer the question 'what should I study at university?' and counters the perception that law is a dry, dull subject. What About Law? shows how the study of law can be fun, intellectually stimulating, challenging and of direct relevance to students. Using a case study approach, the book introduces prospective law students to the legal system, as well as to legal reasoning, critical thinking and argument. This is a book that should be in the library of every school with a sixth form, every college and every university, and it is one that any student about to embark on the study of law should read before they commence their legal studies. All of the authors have long experience in teaching law at Cambridge and elsewhere and all have also been involved, at various times, in advising prospective law students at open days and admissions conferences. Listed as one of the 'Six of the best law books' that a future law student should read by the Guardian Law Online, 8th August 2012. See the detailed website for this book: a href=uhttp://www.whataboutlaw.co.uk