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1. General Principles of Law as Applied
2. Law and Justice in the Reagan
3. The Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts:
4. Contractors Guide to Business,
5. General Theory of Law And State
6. Folk on the Delaware General Corporation
7. Reed's Rules: A Manual Of General
8. The Foreign Corrupt Practices
9. Divorce and Family Law in California:
10. General Aviation Law
11. The Law of One Book V: Personal
12. The General Principles of EU Law
13. The Strange Laws of Old England
14. Emanuel Law Outlines: Wills, Trusts,
15. Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood
16. Institutions of Law: An Essay
17. Natural Law in Jurisprudence and
18. Black's Law Dictionary (Pocket),
19. Criminal Law Today: An Introduction
20. Pre-Law Companion (Prelaw Companion)

1. General Principles of Law as Applied by International Courts and Tribunals (Grotius Classic Reprint Series)
by Bin Cheng Phd. Licencie en Droit
Paperback: 544 Pages (2006-11-02)
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Asin: 0521030005
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The municipal codes of well over a dozen countries expressly provide for the application of the general principles of law in the absence of specific legal provisions or of custom, and the Statute of the International Court of Justice stipulates that 'the general principles of law recognised by civilised nations' constitute one of the sources of international law to be applied by the Court; but the exact meaning and scope ofthis section of the Statute have always been a subject of controversy amongst international lawyers. In this printing of his classic 1953 work, Professor Bin Cheng inquires into the practical application of these principles by international courts and tribunals since the beginning of modern international arbitration with the Jay Treaty of 1794, and presents them as a coherent body of fundamental principles that in fact furnish the international legal system with its juridical basis. Citations from nearly 600 international arbitral and judicial decisions amply testify to the role of these principles in the international legal system and illustrate their application in practically every important field of international law. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars General Principles of Law as applied by International Courts and Tribunals
Despite the fact, that the book was originally press in 1953, it is a contemporary classic. The new edition by Cambridge is a good source of research on a difficult area. It is the most important book on the subject. Highly recommend by anyone who wants to study International Law and its application by international Courts.
Dr. Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo
Chair Professor in International Law
Universidad Central de Venezuela. Caracas

5-0 out of 5 stars A "Gap-Filler" and Genuine Classic of International Law
Very few monographs on international lawcan claim to be "indispensible." However, Dr. Cheng's book on General Principles of Law [The "general principles of law recognized by civilized nations" Art. 38(1)c Statute of the PCIJ and ICJ, primarily used as gap-fillers], first published in the middle of the last century, is remains the only comprehensive treatment of one of the four categories of the sources of international law provided by Article 38 of the Statute of the International of Justice. His stated purpose is "to determine what they are in substance and the manner in which they have been applied by international tribunals." Generations of international lawyers, including myself, have found this book a necessary starting point when inquiring into the content of general principles (for me, it was the principle of "salus populi" in reference to internal strife). ... Read more

2. Law and Justice in the Reagan Administration: The Memoirs of an Attorney General (Hoover Press Publication, 409)
by William French Smith
 Paperback: Pages (1991-11)
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William French Smith was one of the inner circle of powerful men who moved to Washington in 1981 ablaze with loyalty to a new president called Ronald Reagan.Smith spent four years as Reagan's first attorney general and offers an inside look at the Department of Justice, which he headed, calling it one of the least understood institutions in the Capitol.Admitting candidly that "starting a revolution is one thing, but getting results is another," Smith recalls the administration's efforts to reduce violent crime and address the nation's drug problem.Although the justice system faced budget cuts, it was expected to reform the laws on illegal immigration, enforce civil rights laws while eliminating the remedies of quotas and busing, modernize antitrust policies, and convince policymakers and the public that "bigness is not necessarily badness."Diminishing political activism in the federal courts and struggling to protect the prerogatives of presidential power were also expectations of the new administration.In this memoir, completed shortly before his death in October 1990, Smith graphically describes the petty political consideratiions and popular misperceptions that handicap clear thought and decisive action in Washington.Here is an intimate and often humorous portrait of Washington as "the hub of the most effective (though possibly also the least efficient) system of government yet devised by mankind."

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3. The Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts: Reprinted from the Unique Copy of the 1648 Edition in the Henry E. Huntington Library
Hardcover: 74 Pages (1998-01-01)
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The Book of the General Lawes and Libertyes Concerning the Inhabitants of the Massachusets is the first compilation of laws and constitutional rights printed in English America. Six hundred copies were produced in 1648 and most were given free of charge to magistrates and deputies who sat in the court. When a documentary collection of seventeenth-century Massachusetts laws was published in 1890, not a single copy could be found and it was consequently omitted from the volume. A few years later, one was discovered in England. It was purchased by Henry E. Huntington in 1911.
In 1929 the Huntington and Harvard University Press published a line-by-line type facsimile of this unique book. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of this important milestone in the legal history of the United States, the Huntington published in 1998 a limited-edition facsimile of the 1929 volume. Illustrated with a reproduction of two pages from the original volume, the book is printed on fine quality paper with elegant binding and endpapers. An introduction by Professor Richard S. Dunn of the University of Pennsylvania explains the importance of this book to the formation of the American legal system. In addition to its obvious interest for any student of law or colonial history, the subject matter of many of its statutes will give the layman a revealing picture of everyday life in colonial America. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Essential Volume --
but let's get a few facts straight.First, this same volume was published by the Huntington Library in 1975 as full facsimile.Second, the editing of that volume, and the introduction thereto, were by Thomas G. Barnes.

Barnes made the same assertion as Dunn: that this volume was the first codification of (British colony) law on this continent.In fact, the earliest codification I find is that of New-Plimoth Colony for 1636, as contained in the 1836 volume _The Compact With the Charter and Laws of the Colony of New Plymouth_ (available in Hein reprint), as edited by William Brigham.

Interesting how a narrow expertise can so easily, for lack of research, leave out a fact bearing upon a claim made centrally relevant and given such great import.
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4. Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management
 Spiral-bound: Pages (2009)
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CD-Rom included. This book is used for the Georgia Residential and General contractors exams. First (1st) edition. ... Read more

5. General Theory of Law And State
by Hans Kelsen
Paperback: 516 Pages (2007-07-15)
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Kelsen, Hans.
General Theory of Law and State. Translated by Anders Wedberg.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1945. xxxiii, 516 pp. Reprinted 2007 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-158477-717-5. ISBN-10: 1-58477-717-6. Paperback edition. $29.95

* Reprint of the first edition. This classic work by the important Austrian jurist is the fullest exposition of his enormously influential pure theory of law, which includes a theory of the state. It also has an extensive appendix that discusses the pure theory in comparison with the law of nature, positivism, historical natural law, metaphysical dualism and scientific-critical philosophy. "The scope of the work is truly universal. It never loses itself in vague generalities or in unconnected fragments of thought. On the contrary, precision in the formulation of details and rigorous system are characteristic features of the exposition: only a mind fully concentrated upon that logical structure can possibly follow Kelsen's penetrating analysis. Such a mind will not shrink from the effort necessary for acquainting itself with...the pure theory of law in its more general aspects, and will then pass over to the theory of the state which ends up with a carefully worked out theory of international law.": Julius Kraft, American Journal of International Law 40 (1946):496. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The american Pure Theory of Law
Hans Kelsen (1881-1973) is, for most of jurists, the most important legal theorist in 20st Century. Born in Prague, he lived and worked in Austria (till 1930), from then on -due to the political circumstances- in Germany (1930-1933), french Switzerland (1933-1940) and the USA (1940-1973).

His main work is the famous "Pure Theory of Law" (1934), a formalistic and structural scheme for interpret modern legal systems.

Throughout his long and prolific life, across the three different legal traditions (german, french and anglosaxon) in wich he lived, taught and wrote, he published a large number of articles and books.

The General Theory of Law and State (GTLS) marks a special phase in his carreer, because it symbolizes not a mere translation of his Pure Theory, but a true american version of it, because for the first time he confronts with the english and american legal tradition.

For those who knows the german version of his Pure Theory, will found the GTLS es a wider and clearer explanation of its main thesis.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excelent book!
From the father of Positivism, this book explores the true nature of the norm and the role it plays in relation to state and society. Excellent analysis of positivist normativity.

You should also consider reading ThePure Theory of Law, by Kelsen, as well as books by Rawls, Nozick,MacIntyre, and Posner.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Corner Stone of Law and State Philosophy
This book rediscovers the most important elements of Law, provinding Neo-Kantian theory aplied to Law and State. Altough, it is one of the most important law books written in the 20th Century, one must prior have read"The Pure Theory of law" in order to come about to a thoroughunderstanding of this manificent pice of art. It has been heavillycriticized by those who follow "The Naturist Theory" and mostlyby dogmatic waves, including the Catholic Church, for it proves thatrelativism refers to Democracy and Republic, and dogmaticism referes toDictatorship. ... Read more

6. Folk on the Delaware General Corporation Law: Fundamentals (Folk on the Delaware General Corporation Law Fundamentals)
by Edward P. Welch, Andrew J. Turezyn
 Paperback: 1153 Pages (2008-12-18)
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This one-volume softcover distillation of the definitive <i><b>Folk</b></i> set is the most convenient way to take it with you - to court, the office, or while traveling on business. It is a must for litigators or others who need to refer to <i><b>Folk</b></i> on the spot.<p class="copymedium">This convenient edition provides:</p><ul><li class="copymedium">The complete text of the <b>Delaware General Corporation Law</b>, as amended</li><li>The essential and most commonly-used elements of the larger set's commentary</li></ul><p><i><b>Folk: Fundamentals</b></i> lets you:</p><ul><li class="copymedium">Locate any provision of the <b>Delaware Corporation Law</b> quickly</li><li class="copymedium">Quote directly from the statute or commentary in the office or the courtroom</li><li class="copymedium">Support or counter arguments with<i> <b>Folk</b></i> proven analysis</li></ul><p class="copymedium">Highlights of the <i><b>2009 Edition</b></i> include:</p><ul><li class="copymedium">Amendments to the <b>General Corporation Law</b></li><li class="copymedium">Recent <b>Delaware Supreme Court</b> decisions</li><li class="copymedium">Recent <b>Delaware Chancery Court</b> decisions</li></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p> ... Read more

7. Reed's Rules: A Manual Of General Parliamentary Law, With Suggestions For Special Rules
by Thomas B. Reed
 Hardcover: 234 Pages (2010-09-10)
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This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature. ... Read more

8. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook: the Practical Guide for Multinational General Counsel, Transactional Lawyers and White Collar Criminal Practitioners
by Robert W. Tarun
Paperback: 560 Pages (2011-02-16)
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Identifies all of the major FCPA risk areas and then offers very thoughtful and practical suggestions for how companies can most effectively address these risks and conduct credible investigations. You'll find information on anti-bribery conventions; board of directors and management responsibilities; transaction issues and considerations; gifts, travel, lodging and entertainment; charitable donations and political contributions; and conducting and defending an FCPA Investigation. ... Read more

9. Divorce and Family Law in California: A Guide for the General Public
by Bob Pickus
Paperback: 132 Pages (2006-04-23)
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Divorce and Family Law in California provides a clear, concise, and complete guide to divorce and family law in California. Topics covered include: Marriage, Divorce, Annulment, Legal Separation, Property, Debts, Spousal Support, Unmarried Couples, Paternity, Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Guardianship, Adoption, Dependent Children, Children’s Names, Restraining Orders.

A California attorney since 1978, Bob Pickus works for the Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association in Oakland, addressing primarily the impact of divorce on retirement benefits. He also volunteers for the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation in Oakland, providing weekly divorce and family law clinics and follow-up services for low-income persons. ... Read more

10. General Aviation Law
by Jerry Eichenberger
Paperback: 226 Pages (1996-11-01)
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Asin: 0070151040
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An accessible guide to the legal issues that affect general aviation pilots, this highly readable second edition adds case studies, covers important new ground (including FAA enforcement procedures), and clarifies a pilot's rights and responsibilities. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Over all a pretty good book
This book is a pretty easy read for considering the subject. The author does a great job keeping you interested by relating his own life stories to the subject of aviation law. ... Read more

11. The Law of One Book V: Personal MaterialÐFragments Omitted from the First Four Books
by James Allen McCarty
Paperback: 208 Pages (2000-01-01)
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Book Five of The Law of One is comprised of the 56 fragments of personal material that were originally omitted from the first four books of this series. Both Jim, the scribe, and Carla, the instrument for the Ra contact, have added their comments to these fragments to give the reader an idea of what it was like to be part of this contact and to show how every persons experience can be used for personal growth and service to others. A wide variety of topics is covered, from Eisenhowers meeting with extraterrestrials in 1954 to UFO/government conspiracies, Wanderers, sexual energy transfers, anger, balancing, Aleister Crowley, the Tunguska crater in Russia, pre-incarnative choices, psychic greetings, alternate and orthodox healing modalities, the ball lightning phenomenon, and the many facets of the spiritual journey in general. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Law of ONE Material explains everything about everything!
The Law of ONE and the RA Material explains everything about everything and even more. In reading the full series of The Law of One Books, I discovered how little I knew about life, our perceived reality and its true purpose. The material contained within this set of books answers humanity's eternal questions; questions like "Who am I?" and "Why am I here?" The magnitude and brilliance of the truth revealed by The Law of One laid the foundation for the writing of my own book, "Flying Between Heaven and Earth." I wanted to offer another avenue for people to receive the messages brought to us by the RA Group through Don Elkins, Carla Rueckert, and Jim McCarty. If you really want answers, answers to questions that you could never think to ask, then you have come right place. You are in for the ride of your life with The RA Material!

Gina E. Jones
Author of "Flying Between Heaven and Earth"
Flying Between Heaven and Earth

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential reading
If you are as I am, a seeker of the love and the light of The One Infinite Creator, if you are Israel (a seeker of God) desiring inner guidance and a clearer understanding of boththe purpose of incarnation and a clearer awareness of your self in relation to other-selfs then this series is for you.The awakening of spirit within each individual, the spirit of service creator in all it's multitudinal faces, has never been a more pressing more important goal to be attained than it is at this point in our cycle of evolution of consciousness.Truth, pure and white, resonates with the true seeker;there is great truth and understanding in the pages of this book as well as the others of it's series.My deepest gratitude to all those who labored and suffered to give this knowledge to the modern world. Remember: Meditation is the door; Silence is the key.I wish you well on your path.

5-0 out of 5 stars Insight into an extraordinary journey
When Don Elkins, Carla Rueckert, and Jim McCarty embarked on their journey into the world of trance mediumship, UFOs, and extra-terrestial communication, little did they know that they would become the bearers ofone of the most profound messages ever to be given to the human race. Ifyou have ever wondered about the spiritual evolution of the human race andthe influence of extra-terrrestial forces, I urge you to read the Law ofOne, books I, II and III. Then read this book about the personal drama thatunfolded behind the scenes. The courage, committment, and humanity of thesethree companions is a poweful inspiration for all those who passionatelyseek the truth.

4-0 out of 5 stars the reality of living on a spiritual path
....this book is the last one from a series of five, published as"Law of One" (also as "The Ra Material"). Included isthe personal material removed from the previous four volumes. The subjectof the Law of One books is the spiritual evolution of humankind. This is achanneled material in a question-and-answer format that requires someattention to grasp. The entity providing the answers ("RA")claimsto be an extra-terrestrial. I have found the books inspiring, although thisapplies more to the first four volumes which are more general. Thislastvolume (Personal Material) builds on the info given in the previous fourbooks. ... Read more

12. The General Principles of EU Law (Oxford European Community Law Library)
by Takis Tridimas
Paperback: 712 Pages (2007-07-26)
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The European Court of Justice has profoundly influenced the development of the legal order of the European Union through the elaboration of unwritten general principles of law derived from the fundamental values underlying the national legal systems. This fully revised and updated second edition provides a detailed and systematic analysis of the general principles as applied by the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance. It assesses the impact of the EU Constitution on the relationship between the EU and the Member States and the protection of Community rights in national courts. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars International ordering
I was doing research on the legal regime for the Caribbean's integration programme, the Caricom Single Market and Economy. I was happy to have the evolution of the jurisprudence of the ECJ laid out in such a thorough manner which enabled me to draw linkages with the CSME. The cost of expedited shipping to Guyana, South America was worth every penny and arrived faster than promised. ... Read more

13. The Strange Laws of Old England
by Nigel Cawthorne
Hardcover: 266 Pages (2004-09-23)
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A fun and fascinating tour of the by-ways of British legal history. Did you know that the law requiring a London taxi driver to carry a bale of hay on top of his cab to feed the horse was in force until 1976? Or that Welshmen are not allowed in the city of Chester after dark? Nigel Cawthorne has unearthed an extraordinary (and sometimes hilarious) collection of the most bizarre and arcane laws that have been enacted over the centuries. Some of which, incredibly are still in force! It is still illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour!
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14. Emanuel Law Outlines: Wills, Trusts, and Estates, General Edition
by Peter Wendel
Paperback: 348 Pages (2004-10-13)
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Asin: 0735545456
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The most trusted name in law school outlines, Emanuel Law Outlines support your class preparation, provide reference for your outline creation, and supply a comprehensive breakdown of topic matter for your entire study process.Created by Steven Emanuel, these course outlines have been relied on by generations of law students.Each title includes both capsule and detailed versions of the critical issues and key topics you must know to master the course.Also included are exam questions with model answers, an alpha-list of cases, and a cross reference table of cases for all of the leading casebooks. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not Bad, Not Great
While helpful, this is not one of the best from the Emanuel series. Use only if looking for a very general overview, do not rely on for exams.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Review Resource
One of the better Emanuel outlines. Explains Wills, Trusts and Estates in great detail on the black letter side. Also does an exceptional job, in my opinion, of working the reader through such challenging and esoteric topics as Federal Estate Tax, Rule Against Perpetuities and Property Interests.

As in all Emanuel outlines, there are self tests at the end of each unit, and exam tips throughout. A good resource for reviewing black letter law prior to exams.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful resource for an executor who wants to better understand the rules and law behind his duties while settling an estate!

I ordered this book to read and review because I have an interest in putting together a coaching service for executors. I figured it would be a good resource because I used various Emanuel outlines when I attended law school back in the 1980's. And I was very happy with their content and organization. I found them to be user friendly and to spoon-feed me topics on the law. There is a lot of relevant content included in the instant book regarding wills trusts and estates. I highly recommend any law student get a copy if they are taking a course in law school that parallels the materials included herein. Please examine the Search Inside feature that Amazon provides for this book where you can look at the Table of Contents.

If you are not a law student but are looking for a book to explain much of what you need to know to be an executor or personal representative for a decedent's estate, then I highly recommend you get a copy of this book. There are 8 chapters that I think you will want to read in the following order:

I. Settling an estate (1, 7, 13)
II. Distribution rules (2, 5, 6, 3)
III. Taxes (14)

1. Introduction to wills trusts and estates
7. Nonprobate transfers: Will substitutes
13. Trust administration and the trustee's duties
2. Intestacy: The default distribution scheme
5. Wills execution, revocation, and scope
6. Construing wills
3. Limitations on testamentary power to transfer
14. Estate and gift taxes

Chapter 1 includes an overview of the probate process. Chapter 7 covers Will substitutes like:

>>Inter vivos gifts of real property and personal property
>>Overview of nonprobate transfers
>>Contracts with Payable-on-Death (POD) clauses
>>Multiple party bank accounts
>>Joint tenancies
>>Revocable deeds
>>Inter vivos trusts
>>Pour-over wills and inter vivos trusts

Chapter 13 covers powers and duties of a fiduciary. A fiduciary can be a personal representative (executor) or a trustee. Duties include:

>>Duty of loyalty
>>Duty of care of property
>>Duty not to delegate
>>Duty to be impartial
>>Duty to disclose
>>Duty to account

And Chapter 3 covers spousal elective share and similar rules that limit the testamentary power of decedent.

Part III was a little sketchy on taxes. Federal and state wealth transfer taxes were covered. But a personal representative also has to take care of various property taxes and income taxes of the decedent, estate, and possibly a trust.

All in all, I think this book would act as a wonderful resource for a personal representative or executor who wants to better understand the rules and law behind his or her duties while settling an estate. Don't expect the book to be a roadmap to success. It won't be since it wasn't written with that purpose in mind. Consider getting "The Executor's Guide" (ISBN: 9780275982034) as a companion to this book. 5 stars!

5-0 out of 5 stars key to my success in law school
I graduated 1st in my law school graduating class and these emanuel summaries were the key to my success.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect transaction
All purchases should be like this.Received my book very quickly and in perfect condition.Thanks ... Read more

15. Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1956-1961
by Mark V. Tushnet
Paperback: 416 Pages (1996-02-15)
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Asin: 0195104684
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From the 1930s to the early 1960s civil rights law was made primarily through constitutional litigation. Before Rosa Parks could ignite a Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Supreme Court had to strike down the Alabama law which made segregated bus service required by law; before Martin Luther King could march on Selma to register voters, the Supreme Court had to find unconstitutional the Southern Democratic Party's exclusion of African-Americans; and before the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Supreme Court had to strike down the laws allowing for the segregation of public graduate schools, colleges, high schools, and grade schools.

Making Civil Rights Law provides a chronological narrative history of the legal struggle, led by Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, that preceded the political battles for civil rights. Drawing on interviews with Thurgood Marshall and other NAACP lawyers, as well as new information about the private deliberations of the Supreme Court, Tushnet tells the dramatic story of how the NAACP Legal Defense Fund led the Court to use the Constitution as an instrument of liberty and justice for all African-Americans. He also offers new insights into how the justices argued among themselves about the historic changes they were to make in American society.

Making Civil Rights Law provides an overall picture of the forces involved in civil rights litigation, bringing clarity to the legal reasoning that animated this "Constitutional revolution", and showing how the slow development of doctrine and precedent reflected the overall legal strategy of Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Very informative but dry
This book is a decisive history of Thurgood Marshall's actions and the effects that he had on the civil rights of African-Americans while he worked with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP).His successes, failures, and discussions of his effects make it avery informative book.It is quite obvious that the author spent a greatamount of time researching his topic of choice.The book is absolutelyfull of quotes from people of the time and very detailed factual accountsof events. Unfortunately, the content is not written in an extremelyappealing matter.It tends to drone on and on about various cases andactions which have no major significance in history nor in the life ofMarshall.If you can read through the dry spots, though, its a great book. You can really get a felling for the social climate of the era as well asthe thoughts and feelings of Marshall himself.As a research tool, thiswas definitely the most valuable book I came across.If I was rating thisbook based on its information it would be an easy five.Ultimately, it isa good book for pleasure reading but not the best.I would have to saythat Juan Williams' Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary is the best. If you are interested in Marshall's career, though, you want to look atTushnet's other book Making Constitutional Law : Thurgood Marshall and theSupreme Court, 1961-1991. ... Read more

16. Institutions of Law: An Essay in Legal Theory (Law, State, and Practical Reason)
by Neil MacCormick
Paperback: 336 Pages (2008-04-15)
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Institutions of Law offers an original account of the nature of law and legal systems in the contemporary world. It provides the definitive statement of Sir Neil MacCormick's well-known 'institutional theory of law', defining law as 'institutional normative order' and explaining each of these three terms in depth. It attempts to fulfill the need for a twenty-first century introduction to legal theory marking a fresh start such as was achieved in the last century by H. L. A. Hart's The Concept of Law.

Institutions of Law is written with a view to elucidating law, legal concepts and legal institutions in a manner that takes account of current scholarly controversies but does not get bogged down in them. It shows how law relates to the state and civil society, establishing the conditions of social peace and a functioning economy. In so doing, it takes account of recent developments in the sociology of law, particularly 'system theory'. It also seeks to clarify the nature of claims to 'knowledge of law' and thus indicate the possibility of legal studies having a genuinely 'scientific' character. It shows that there is an essential value-orientation of all work of this kind, so that valid analytical jurisprudence not merely need not, but cannot, be 'positivist' as that term has come to be understood. Nevertheless it is explained why law and morality are genuinely distinct by virtue of the positive character of law contrasted with the autonomy that is foundational for morality. ... Read more

17. Natural Law in Jurisprudence and Politics (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law)
by Mark C. Murphy
Paperback: 208 Pages (2009-01-29)
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Natural law is a perennial though poorly represented and understood issue in political philosophy and the philosophy of law. Mark C. Murphy argues that the central thesis of natural law jurisprudence--that law is backed by decisive reasons for compliance--sets the agenda for natural law political philosophy, which demonstrates how law gains its binding force by way of the common good of the political community.Murphy's work ranges over the central questions of natural law jurisprudence and political philosophy, including the formulation and defense of the natural law jurisprudential thesis, the nature of the common good, the connection between the promotion of the common good and requirement of obedience to law, and the justification of punishment. ... Read more

18. Black's Law Dictionary (Pocket), 3rd Edition
Paperback: 840 Pages (2006-06-22)
list price: US$37.00 -- used & new: US$24.99
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Asin: 0314158626
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Arguably the most valuable reference tool available to the legal community, Black's Pocket Dictionary provides more than 10,000 clear, concise, and precise definitions. The essential companion dictionary to the Standard edition and as a stand-alone tool, Black's Pocket Dictionary also includes a dictionary guide and the complete U.S. Constitution. Black's is cited more than any other legal dictionary, comes recommended by law faculty, and is available in the pocket format and a variety of other useful editions. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (16)

4-0 out of 5 stars Black's Law Dictionary
It came in a little later than I thought, but its description was right on point! Great condition, even if it was used.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff
I have the latest Black's Law Dictionary and for on-the-go purposes this dictionary does not miss a beat. There are a few words I could not find, but that is what the upgraded edition is for, right?
For the most part, this dictionary is extremely handy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I'm a LL.M. student, and this dictionary really does a great favor in my learning of the U.S. Law.I was used to using the original version of Black's Law Dictionary during my prior job.Therefore, I bougut this pocket dictionary for my present study.

2-0 out of 5 stars Have internet access?Then why buy?
While this dictionary is not bad, I've found that I encounter many terms in law school that are not in there.Then I'll do an internet search and find that missing term, usually with ease.Now I usually check the internet first.Really the only reason to buy a legal dictionary, like any dictionary, is if you think you will need it because you would have no computer or internet access.Otherwise, save your money.

4-0 out of 5 stars paralegal student
I think I should have just bought the full-sized dictionary for my desk at home, as not all words/phrases are included in this one...a little extra money seems worth it, although, then I could not carry this around in my backpack. ... Read more

19. Criminal Law Today: An Introduction with Capstone Cases (3rd Edition)
by Frank J. Schmalleger
Hardcover: 768 Pages (2005-07-02)
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Asin: 0131702874
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This book is designed to introduce readers to the fundamental nature of law, to give them an overview of general legal principles, and to help them develop a special understanding of the historical development of criminal law and its contemporary form and function in today's American society. Real stories and photographs of contemporary situations and issues bring the content to life, and Capstone Cases provide insights into the everyday workings of American jurisprudence and illustrate the logic by which appellate decisions are made. This volume provides complete coverage of the nature and history of criminal law, criminal liability and the essence of crime, the concept of crime, justifications as defenses, excuses as defenses, the defense of insanity, legal and social dimensions of homicide, assault, battery, and other personal crimes, property and computer crimes, offenses against public order and the administration of justice, offenses against public morality, victims and the law, and punishment and sentencing. For individuals interested in criminal law and its function in society.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very useful, all pages there, good shape.
It was in "acceptable" condition.I needed this book for school and it did the job.It was at a great price so very well worth it.All pages were there and had no tears. Overall very satisfied with my purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Criminal Law Today: An Introduction with Capstone Cases (3rd Edition)
This is a book I needed for a class I was taking last semester; it was the required book for the class and at a great bargain.

4-0 out of 5 stars Criminal Law
for being required reading for me in my degree, it was VERY interesting! Has many case laws and studies. Even if its optional to get the book, I would! You will use it in your criminal justice degree as a reference.

4-0 out of 5 stars Once a Crime, Always a Crime
A truly nice book for students or someone new to the Criminal Justice profession.Easy to read and easy to follow and understand.

This book is often used as the textbook for Criminal Law 101 offered at almost any two year school. It is full of good illustrations and easy to follow theories of undergraduate Criminal Justice Law. Best of all when the class is over you can easily unload this book for $30 to $40 dollars! This book is used in most if not all Florida Community Colleges as the textbook for the class Criminal Justice Law or CJL 1100 though some Florida Community Colleges may use a different edition. As Florida is a huge state the list of Florida Community Colleges is to long to list here. ... Read more

20. Pre-Law Companion (Prelaw Companion)
by Ron Coleman
Paperback: 176 Pages (1996-08-06)
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Asin: 067977372X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Law school holds promise of a high salary, prestige, and a lifetime of intellectual inquiry. But is law school really the place for you? It's a lot of work getting into law school, more work when you get there, and even more work when you begin to practice law. Well, the Pre-Law Companion is here to help you plan your future.

In The Princeton Review's Pre-Law Companion, lawyer, professor, and award-winning legal journalist Ronald Coleman, Esq., takes you step by step through the process of analyzing your talents, interests, motivations, and even your ideal lifestyle. Ronald guides you through the most useful college courses, internships, and summer jobs. He also helps you find the time and money for a legal education, choose a law school, and maximize your application -- if you decide you want a legal career.

An appendix includes the latest Princeton Review survey information about law schools across the country. Anyone about to attend college with future law school plans in mind should add this book to their list of essential reading. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Information
I have read a number of "pre-law" primers and this one really stands out.It's strength is it's unique approach: the author paints the "reality" picture and attempts to dissuade potential law students from taking the leap unless they are extraordinarily committed.This reality-check approach makes this book stand out from nearly all books of the genre.

On the negative side, the book is a bit short -- it limits its scope to the "why apply" up through the actual application process, but doesn't discuss financial aid, how to prepare briefs and outlines, etc.Additionally, the author's humor is often funny, but the schmaltzy Yiddish clichés are a bit overwrought.

Bottom line: If you are considering applying to law school, I encourage you to read this book FIRST.If you still want to go to law school, then I would recommend reading additional primers to learn the entire scope of preparing for law school.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource
This book is a fantastic resource to those of us who are interested in a career in law.It explains the many facets of law that you can delve into and removes many misconceptions and illusions that most people have about law school.Much of it appears to be geared towards scaring you out of law school, but the advice is sound and does a good job at making sure that this is a decision you truly want to make.I would recommend this to anyone who is even remotely interested in law school.

5-0 out of 5 stars Please read this book
This is a thoughtful book that every potential law school applicant should read. As a law student, I was stunned by how few (and I mean FEW) people had put any thought at all into their decision to attend. I left my law practice to retain my sanity. For what it's worth, I urge anyone thinking of going to law school to read this book very carefully. There are very good reasons for becoming a lawyer, though making a lot of money is not one of them. Law school isn't that hard (try medical school . . .), but being a lawyer is very demanding indeed. It takes the right kind of person, and the right kind of motivation, to make it worthwhile. This book is an excellent start to deciding if you're one of those people.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quick Read - Very Informative and Practical
I'm 41 and seriously considering law school.This book was very useful in figuring out what qualities make a good law student and lawyer, the types of work available in lawyering, and practical tips for admissions.I read this in one sitting, had borrowed it from the library, and am considering purchasing.Highly recommend to someone wondering whether to pursue that law degree.Reading it was as painless as a conversation with a friend.

5-0 out of 5 stars It made a big impact on the course of my life . . .
Before reading Ron Coleman's pre-law companion, I was keen on going to law school right after completing my undergraduate degree.

However, through the exercise of reading Coleman's pre-law companion, the reader is forced to question why (s)he wants to go to law school, if indeed (s)he would be happy being a lawyer, and if there aren't any alternatives/paths (s)he would like to pursue before going to law school since realistically, there would be no time for such pursuits afterwards. Well, this last point really hit home for me. I often debated whether I should pursue graduate school in computer science, and Coleman's pre-law companion motivated me to explore this avenue further.

Well, Coleman's advice could not have been better (as well as more timely). Now I won't ever think back and ask myself, why didn't I seriously pursue graduate school in computer science. And if I do end up at law school, I know I'll be better prepared and more certain about being a lawyer.

I thought Ron Coleman's pre-law companion was so appropriate and helpful that I left it with the pre-law advisor at my undergraduate institution. I sincerely hope that others will benefit from it as much as I did. By the way, if in fact you are extremely keen on going to law school, Coleman also offers excellent advice on how to strengthen your application as well as what to realistically expect while going through the entire application process.

This is my second review of Coleman's book:the first one reflects my mindset prior to making my decision to put off law school and this one reflects my mindset afterwards. ... Read more

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