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 [...]
Jews and the Law is a New Collection by Leading Scholars on the Legal Profession, Antisemitism, and Historical Insights
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.
Herzl’s impactful The Jewish State, calling for a new Israel in 1896, adds 2014 Foreword by Jerold Auerbach
Few books have changed human history as did Theodor Herzl’s 1896 tract advocating the founding—even the inevitability—of a Jewish state. The new edition from Quid Pro Books adds a 2014 Foreword by Jerold S. Auerbach, Professor Emeritus of History at Wellesley College and recognized as a leading scholar in the U.S. on Judaism in America [...]
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. Previously published by Macmillan and Dell, this book is now presented in a quality digital edition, including active Contents and proper formatting.
• The Target: Enigma, the German’s [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Classic Social Science, Digitally Remastered:™ The Sociology of the Professions, edited by Dingwall & Lewis
Robert Dingwall and Philip Lewis’s renowned compilation of diverse studies—written by internationally recognized theorists and empirical researchers into the sociology of the professions—was groundbreaking when first published in 1983 and has influenced scholars, practitioners, and professionals since. Not limited to one occupation or field, as are most such works, this collection examines across traditional fields [...]
Yale Law Journal Symposium: “Federalism as the New Nationalism”; Apr. 2014 also has articles on threatening war and on counting judicial votes
The April 2014 issue of The Yale Law Journal includes an extensive Feature that explores the idea of Federalism as the New Nationalism, with contributions by Jessica Bulman-Pozen (“From Sovereignty and Process to Administration and Politics: The Afterlife of American Federalism”), Heather Gerken (“An Overview,” “The Loyal Opposition”), Abbe Gluck (“Our [National] Federalism”), Alison LaCroix [...]
New England Law Review, #2: Confrontation Clause in Military Court, Forced Doctor Speech, Pandora/XM Royalty Rates, CFAA, Blood Alcohol, and Assisted Suicide
The New England Law Review now offers its issues in convenient and modern ebook formats for e-reader devices, apps, pads, smartphones, and computers. This second issue of Volume 48, Winter 2014, contains articles from leading figures of the academy and the legal community. Contents of this issue include:
• Military Justice as Justice: Fitting Confrontation Clause [...]