Frank May, the lawyer who’s a reluctant detective, takes on the mystery of a house full of characters and and secrets. Frank’s law office is in San Mateo, California, his practice often dealing with wills and estates. Dead clients are an essential part of an estates practice, but these are, for almost everybody, quite natural [...]
Raskin’s acclaimed study of classic Jewish jokes is Digitally Remastered™ in a new, expanded Second Edition
The first book on Jewish humor in which individual jokes are singled out for comprehensive study, Life is Like a Glass of Tea devotes a chapter to each of eight major jokes, tracing its history and variants—and looking closely at the ways in which the comic behavior enacted in the punchline can be [...]
The Legal Protection of Foreign Investments Against Political Risk examines how political risks associated with foreign direct investment in the energy sector are managed or mitigated, and suggests new ways to deal with the possibility of such risk. It applies its analysis–using case studies and international law, and examining actual contracts–to the specific context of [...]
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 [...]
Eliezer Segal explores Jewish history and legends in his witty new collection of essays Chronicles and Commentaries
The controversial history of sermons, the physics and philosophy of rainbows, lions in the synagogue, hares in the Greek Bible, the gold standard, God in human disguise—these are but a few of the many topics that are introduced in this lively miscellany of glimpses into exotic frontiers of Jewish literature, history, and tradition. In the [...]
Wester’s book Land Divided By Law explores environmental history of Yakama Indians in Pacific Northwest
Wester’s environmental history of Yakama and Euro-American cultural interactions during the 19th and early 20th century explores the role of law in both curtailing and promoting rights to subsistence resources within a market economy. Her study, using original source files, case histories, and contemporary writings, particularly describes how the struggle [...]
This collection of articles and essays by Herbert Kritzer draws on his extensive research related to lawyers and legal practice conducted over the last 35 years. That research has applied existing theoretical frameworks and developed innovative ways of thinking about how to understand what it is that lawyers do. The chapters reflect the wide range [...]
Llewellyn’s classic The Common Law Tradition is Digitally Remastered™ and available in paperback and ebooks
Karl Llewellyn, a legal realist whose views on jurisprudence were influential and sometimes controversial, was also one of the leading teachers of fundamental legal thought. He took seriously the functions of courts, the use of precedent, and the power of rules. In this important book, he laid bare these jurisprudential tools, in support of appellate [...]
Supporters of the 21st-century Tea Party movement claim the Boston Tea Party of 1773 as their inspiration, while scholars dismiss the connection. Neither camp pays much attention to the intervening years, and both overlook one of the great populist movements in American history. As David M. Gold demonstrates, 19th-century Americans who were fed up with [...]
The football game is tied. It’s in sudden death overtime. And that’s when three Islamic extremists trigger an explosion that kills over 100 innocent spectators. The men who did it are promptly caught and charged with capital murder, but everyone knows that there are more guilty people behind the act. There are banks, or foundations, [...]
Robert Sauté recounts history and institutions of U.S. public interest law in new 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 [...]
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.
A compelling new study of conflicts in Genoa during the 12th century. This book takes on the established orthodoxy about the extent, nature and effects of family conflicts and other civil disputes in medieval Genoa. As Emanuele Ferragina writes in the Foreword, Inguscio “brings history and its complexity back in, and he does so in [...]