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.Full Story »
Jews and the Law is a New Collection by Leading Scholars on the Legal Profession, Antisemitism, and Historical Insights
An important and much-cited snapshot in time before World War II and its aftermath dramatically changed the lives and legal relations of African Americans in the United States. This classic book is now available in this quality ebook edition, part of the Legal History & Biography Series. Digital features include active Contents, linked notes, the [...]Full Story »
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 [...]
An extended, multifaceted case study of a kind not much found in the literature on social cause lawyering. The narrative highlights the forceful presence of California Governor Ronald Reagan and the pivotal role in representing the welfare poor of Ralph Santiago Abascal, a government-funded legal aid attorney and social reform leader. To fight Reagan’s ambitious [...]Full Story »
The classic study of the rise and demise — among controversy and abuse — of the INS farmworker program of Braceros is now Digitally Remastered™ and available for classrooms and other interested readers, with a new Foreword. Available in ebook formats for Kindle, Kobo, Nook & iBooks — and in new paperback, including bulk sales.Full Story »
The Wilson Administration and Civil Liberties, 1917-1921, is a Digitally Remastered™ reprint of one of the classic works of legal and social history. Harry Scheiber’s much-cited study of Woodrow Wilson and his cabinet explores the suppression of speech and print publication during an era of world war, the Red Scare, anti-foreign fervor, and unionism.
Wilson’s notable [...]
The only corrected and annotated version available of this foundational work on law and legal reasoning, read by generations of law students, scholars, and historians — now in a 2010 edition with an explanatory Foreword, active contents, linked and numbered footnotes, and clarifying annotations throughout. In hardcover, paperback, and eight digital versions.Full Story »
Meltsner’s Cruel and Unusual: Inside Story of the NAACP Inc. Fund Lawyers Who Fought to Abolish the Death Penalty
Michael Meltsner’s inside account, accessible to a wide audience and reading like a novel, of a small band of Fund lawyers and their 9-year struggle to end the death penalty. New edition features a 2011 Foreword by death-penalty author Evan Mandery of CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as well as a new Preface by the author. In paperback and 9 ebook formats.
The mission seemed as impossible then as going to the moon…
Philip Schrag’s Counsel for the Deceived Goes Inside NYC’s First Consumer Protection Agency: Schemes, Humor and Insight
Protect the consumer. Stop the schemes and ripoffs. Make law work for the little guy. All easier said than done.
Memoirs and case studies of fraud schemes and consumer protection from an insider who helped to found New York City’s first consumer watchdog agency, Counsel for the Deceived is a funny, candid account of fraud and [...]
Fede’s Roadblocks to Freedom Explores Slavery and Manumission Through Courtroom Practice, Evidence and Social Context
Called “the most comprehensive study of the law of manumission ever written” and “a must read for anyone interested in the legal history of slavery in the American South.” Fede views freedom suits and manumission as legal process, trial rules, and damages—beyond abstract principles stated in the decisions. He shows that procedure made it harder for slaves, or free blacks wrongly held, to win their freedom. Even winners mourned the legal realities actually recognized. In paperback, hardcover and eBooks.Full Story »
A renowned legal historian at UVA and author of 14 books republishes his collection of astute and timeless essays on such subjects as the method and debates of legal history; the truth about Holmes and Brandeis; the legal realism school and its critics; the development of gay rights in constitutional law; and the origins of tort law.
In digital formats and new, modern paperback edition.Full Story »
The new Spanish-language analysis of institutions of law, politics, and reform in Venezuela 1780-2000, from the nation’s leading voice. Even though seeking justice is an undoubted good, the history of that effort has sometimes resulted in the creation of machinery and policies that have perversely resulted in massive injustices. This book is the culmination of [...]Full Story »
Dr. Woodrow Wilson explains history and structure of governments in U.S., including local and state variations
Before he was the 28th U.S. President and the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wilson wrote popular books on history and civics. This text, used in schools in many countries for decades, explains local and federal units including courts, executive agencies. Know the difference between a town and township?Full Story »
Hardback, paperback & ebook: Cardozo’s Nature of the Judicial Process Adds New Foreword by Harvard’s Andrew Kaufman
Justice Cardozo’s premier biographer, Andrew L. Kaufman, brings the classic study of judicial decision-making to a new generation. New, affordable cloth hardback and paperback. Digital formats include Nook and Kindle. Has become the standard edition of this important book.Full Story »
That is the provocative question posed by historian Jerold Auerbach in Rabbis and Lawyers: The Journey From Torah to Constitution. Most of the people he vividly describes are considered great or heroic, and the events all good, but by thorough research he reveals that the canonization is not always appropriate. Their devotion to law and [...]Full Story »
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