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Lawyer Poets and that World We Call Law, James R. Elkins, editor, is an anthology of lawyers and judges who not only practice law, they practice verse.

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Why Law Matters presents the argument that legal institutions and legal procedures are valuable and matter as such, irrespective of their instrumental value. Source: Oxford University Press website

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Mexico’s Supreme Court: Between Liberal Individual and Revolutionary Social Rights, 1867 - 1934 by Timothy M. James

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In the first detailed, chapter-by-chapter reading, Erica Benner shows that the book, Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading, is a masterpiece of ironic writing.

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A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia byEkaterina Pravilova“Property rights” and “Russia” do not usually belong in the same sentence. Rather, our general image of the nation is of insecurity of private ownership and defenselessness in the face of the state. Many scholars have attributed Russia’s long-term development problems to a failure to advance property rights for the modern age and blamed Russian intellectuals for their indifference to the issues of ownership. A Public Empire refutes this widely shared...

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Reinventing the Practice of Law Edited by Professor Luz HerreraReinventing the Practice of Law brings together in one volume in-depth descriptions of innovations in law practice that are increasing access to affordable, high quality personal legal services. Drawing on years of experience, the authors of each chapter address the practical, ethical, and business dimensions of new ways of providing legal advice and assistance. The book is essential reading for solo and small firm lawyers, leaders of state access to justice efforts and legal profession and...

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The Federalist Society: How Conservatives took the Law back from Liberals by Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin"Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin have written a compelling book about how the Federalist Society came to prominence, its tremendous influence in Republican presidential administrations especially in the selection of judges, and its conservative ideology on major issues of constitutional law. It is a story of how ideas, money, and careful planning came together to change the legal landscape. This well-written book is a must read for all who...

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Union & States’ Rights: A History and Interpretation of Interposition, Nullification, and Secession 150 Years after Sumter Edited by Neil H. CoganFrom the 1770s, through the Confederate states’ secession, and continuing until now, a central issue of governance is state power to object to, cancel, or be immune from federal law. The issue is fervently debated in the political arena by Tea Party efforts to limit federal intervention in education and health care; and the nullification movement efforts to prevent federal gun control and marijuana regulations....

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The South China Sea Arbitration: A Chinese Perspective by Stefan Talmon and Bing Bing JiaThis book aims to offer a (not the) Chinese perspective on some of the issues to be decided by the [United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea] Tribunal and thus to assist the Tribunal in meeting its obligations under the Convention. The book does not set out the official position of the Chinese government, but is rather to serve as a kind of amicus curiae brief advancing possible legal arguments on behalf of the absent respondent. The book does not deal with the...

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The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America by Gerald HorneThe successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated Negro Comrades of the Crown, by showing that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans...

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