This classic book tells the harrowing and inspirational story of Robert Elliott Burns’ imprisonment on a chain gang in Georgia in the 1920s, his subsequent escape from the chain gang (twice, no less!), and the public furor that developed. The book was immediately turned into a famous movie and sparked outrage about prison conditions and [...]
Llewellyn’s Classic Guide to Law Study and 1L Advice, The Bramble Bush: features Introduction and notes by Stewart Macaulay
Written over 80 years ago, but highly relevant still, THE BRAMBLE BUSH is frequently and strongly recommended for students considering law school, just before starting, or early in the first semester. It began as introductory lectures by legal legend Karl Llewellyn to 1Ls at Columbia. It still speaks to law, legal reasoning, class prep, and exam skills–a classic for each new generation.
In new paperback, hardcover, Kindle, Apple & Nook. Introduced and annotated.
The life and times of a trailblazing feminist in American law. The first female Stanford law professor was also first director of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, one of the first women to be an Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and the biographer of California’s first woman lawyer, Clara Foltz. Survivor, [...]
Author of the controversial but prescient judicial opinion striking down the ban on gays in the military — two decades before the Supreme Court finally recognized such equal rights — Bill Norris made law and waves on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Yet his legal and civic life before and after, though less well [...]
Messinger’s much-cited Strategies of Control is a Digitally Remastered™ Classic of Law & Society: in print and ebooks
This groundbreaking study of transitions and control in the California prison system has been extensively read, cited, and quoted in unpublished form—and is finally available worldwide. Already a compelling part of the canon of studies in penology, criminology, sociology, and organizational theory, this new edition of STRATEGIES OF CONTROL adds a 2016 foreword by Howard S. [...]
A Woman’s Right to Culture is a new and insightful analysis of the usual meme that cultural rights in international law are at odds with the rights of women in affected societies. Rather than seeing these concepts as mutually exclusive, Linda Veazey frames cultural rights — through detailed case studies and analysis of law — [...]
Boyum & Mather’s classic Empirical Theories About Courts is Digitally Remastered:™ A foundational work in the field of trial courts
The classic and groundbreaking study of trial courts and other dispute processes — and foundational ways to think about researching them — is now available in a modern digital edition. It is edited by Professors Keith O. Boyum and Lynn Mather, and contains chapters from the leading theorists about courts and their research.
Much cited and [...]
“Lisa McElroy perfectly captures the pressures, challenges, and triumphs of both teaching and studying the law. Filled with big, memorable personalities, Called On is an utterly charming depiction of the 1L experience.” — Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Ex
“McElroy nails law school—from first-day jitters to gunners and back-benchers—in a funny, perceptive, [...]
NEW FIELD, NEW CORN is an anthology of research papers that explore a range of topics from the rich legal history of the state of Alabama and its influential legal and judicial figures. Contemporary photography and mapwork are featured as well.
“Alabama legal history can be surprising. Usually, this history is identified [...]
Jonathan Liljeblad explores endangered species and international law, and how CITES is enforced locally
Debates over U.S. government policy frequently follow a philosophy of devolution in authority from federal government to local government. This concept opens the possibility of greater local involvement in national policy implementation—and provides international treaties an opportunity to advance global policy by incorporating the efforts of local actors into their implementation framework. Much of international [...]
Robert Sauté recounts history and institutions of U.S. public interest law in his book For the Poor and Disenfranchised
Robert Sauté’s study explores over a century of public interest representations, pro bono legal work, and litigation groups such as the ACLU and NAACP’s Inc. Fund from a social science perspective of history and institutional analysis.
For the Poor and Disenfranchised is a sociological account of the public interest bar in the United States. It traces [...]
HARVARD LAW REVIEW’s Feb. 2017 issue: statutory interpretation, the meaning of money, grand juries, and Chevron
The February 2017 issue, Number 4, features these contents:
• Article, William Baude & Stephen E. Sachs, “The Law of Interpretation”
• Book Review, Kathryn Judge, “The Importance of ‘Money’”
• Note, “Cashing Out a Special Relationship?: Trends Toward Reconciliation Between Financial Regulation and Administrative Law”
• Note, “Restoring Legitimacy: The Grand Jury as the Prosecutor’s Administrative Agency”
This is a candid academic treatment of offensive and sick humor by the leading folklorist scholar on the topic of jokes and joke cycles. It features insightful, surprising, controversial and thought-provoking analyses of the jokes that have been told for years, throughout various cultures. Now in a 30th Anniversary Edition with new foreword.
“No piece of [...]