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  • A Death in the Islands

    The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow

    by Mike Farris ...
    Lies, murder, and a legendary courtroom battle threaten to tear apart the Territory of Hawaii.In September of 1931, Thalia Massie, a young naval lieutenant’s wife, claims to have been raped by five Hawaiian men in Honolulu. Following a hung jury in the rape trial, Thalia’s mother, socialite Grace Fortescue, and husband, along with two sailors, kidnap one of the accused in an attempt to coerce a ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Narrow Corridor

    How Nations Struggle for Liberty

    'As enjoyable as it is thought-provoking' Jared DiamondBy the authors of the international bestseller Why Nations Fail, based on decades of research, this powerful new big-picture framework explains how some countries develop towards and provide liberty while others fall to despotism, anarchy or asphyxiating norms - and explains how liberty can thrive despite new threats.Liberty is hardly the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Remedies in Australian Private Law

    The second edition of Remedies in Australian Private Law offers readers a clear and detailed introduction to remedies and their functions under Australian law. Clearly structured, with a strong black-letter law focus, the text provides a complete treatment of remedies in common law, equity and statute and develops a framework for understanding the principles of private law remedies and their ... Read more

    $95.99 AUD


    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris. The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Keeping Them Honest

    the case for a genuine national integrity commission and other vital democratic reforms

    A revealing and compelling case for the establishment of a strong national anti-corruption body and the enactment of other vital democratic reforms.Over the last few years, instances of the federal government spending taxpayers’ money to gain improper political advantage in elections have continued, with many hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on the Community Sport Infrastructure Program ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • The Best Defense

    "Anyone interested in the true merits of criminal law and very fine writing must read Alan Dershowitz's book." --Truman CapoteIn this tell-all legal memoir, Alan Dershowitz describes his most famous, and infamous, cases and clients. In the process, takes a critical, informed look at a legal system that he regards as deeply corrupt. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Sound and the Fury

    The Sound and the Fury is a novel written by the American author William Faulkner. It employs a number of narrative styles, including the technique known as stream of consciousness, pioneered by 20th-century European novelists such as James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. Published in 1929, The Sound and the Fury was Faulkner's fourth novel, and was not immediately successful. In 1931, however, when ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Triumph of Justice

    Closing the Book on the O.J. Simpson Saga

    After the white Bronco, after the bloody glove, after the media frenzy and the verdict that set O.J. Simpson free, Daniel Petrocelli came to pick up the pieces. Outraged by the disastrous miscarriage of justice, the family of murder victim Ronald Goldman sought justice in civil court—their last chance to go after Simpson. To represent them, they hired Petrocelli, a respected attorney who had never ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Art of Advocacy

    A Plea for the Renaissance of the Trial Lawyer

    In this book, which was first published in 1954, U.S. defense attorney Lloyd Paul Stryker takes the reader through every step of a case: the first meeting with the client, the questions to find the facts, the arrival in court on the first day of the trial, the selection of jurors, the carefully collected information about the characters of the judge and the prosecuting attorney, the importance of ... Read more

    $5.85 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Court Mediation Reform

    Efficiency, Confidence and Perceptions of Justice

    by Shahla F. Ali ...
    As judiciaries advance, exploring how court mediation programs can provide opportunities for party-directed reconciliation whilst ensuring access to formal legal channels requires careful investigation. Court Mediation Reform explores comparative empirical findings in order to examine the association between court mediation structure and perceptions of justice, efficiency and confidence in courts. ... Read more

    $55.99 AUD

  • Life Without Lawyers: Restoring Responsibility in America

    How to restore the can-do spirit that made America great, from the author of the best-selling The Death of Common Sense.Americans are losing the freedom to make sense of daily choices—teachers can’t maintain order in the classroom, managers are trained to avoid candor, schools ban tag, and companies plaster inane warnings on everything: “Remove Baby Before Folding Stroller.”Philip K. Howard’s ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Judging Civil Justice

    by Hazel Genn ...
    series The Hamlyn Lectures
    The civil justice system supports social order and economic activity, but a number of factors over the last decade have created a situation in which the value of civil justice is being undermined and the civil courts are in a state of dilapidation. For the 2008 Hamlyn Lectures, Dame Hazel Genn discusses reforms to civil justice in England and around the world over the last decade in the context of ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Valuing Life

    Humanizing the Regulatory State

    The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is the United States’s regulatory overseer. In Valuing Life, Cass R. Sunstein draws on his firsthand experience as the Administrator of OIRA from 2009 to 2012 to argue that we can humanize regulation—and save lives in the process.As OIRA Administrator, Sunstein helped oversee regulation in a broad variety of areas, including ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Remedies for Breach of Contract

    A Comparative Analysis of the Protection of Performance

    by Solène Rowan ...
    A thought-provoking analysis of remedies for breach of contract, this book examines the commitment of English law to the protection of contractual performance. It considers specific remedies, termination, compensatory damages, gain-based monetary awards, punitive damages, and contractually negotiated remedies. It also looks forward by considering how the protection of performance could be ... Read more

    $191.99 AUD

  • Pleadings Without Tears

    A Guide to Legal Drafting Under the Civil Procedure Rules

    Pleadings Without Tears has become established as one of the most successful books on practical legal drafting in the context of litigation. This new ninth edition is fully updated to take account of all Civil Procedure Rule (CPR) changes since the last edition. The book takes a practical and insightful look at the subject of legal drafting, enabling the reader to become confident in approaching ... Read more

    $70.99 AUD

  • États Généraux du droit de la famille

    Actualités juridiques et judiciaires de la famille en 2014

    series Famille et droit
    Le droit de la famille, en ses composantes personnelles et patrimoniales, en ce compris son internationalisation, est d’un grand dynamisme et en perpétuelle évolution. Le présent ouvrage constitue la colonne vertébrale des premiers États généraux du droit de la famille, organisés le 12 septembre 2014 en Belgique, en parfaite complémentarité par et l’association interuniversitaire « ... Read more

    $119.99 AUD

  • Estudos Comemorativos dos 20 anos da FDUP Volume I

    by Vários ...
    Esta obra coletiva visa celebrar os 20 anos da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto, cuja primeira aula foi lecionada em dezembro de 1995, pelo Senhor Professor Doutor Jorge Ribeiro de Faria. ... Read more

    $71.11 AUD

  • Le renvoi préjudiciel

    Droit, liberté ou obligation de coopération des juridictions nationales avec la CJUE

    series Collection droit de l'Union européenne - Monographies
    Les grands arrêts de la Cour de justice sont, dans leur grande majorité, des arrêts rendus sur renvoi préjudiciel d’une juridiction d’un État membre de l’Union européenne. Chaque année désormais, la Cour de justice rend environ 400 décisions préjudicielles. Le mécanisme du renvoi préjudiciel est l’instrument d’une coopération entre les juridictions des vingt-sept États membres et la Cour de ... Read more

    $144.99 AUD

  • Duiding Bouwrecht

    series Larcier Duiding
    Volledige en compacte verzameling inzake bouwrecht: Duiding Bouw becommentarieert niet alleen bouwrecht in de oorspronkelijke zin van het woord (de wetgeving die de verhouding tussen bouwheer, aannemer en architect regelt), maar ook alle ermee verbonden relevante aspecten. Bouwrecht is vandaag een uitgebreide en complexe materie geworden, die bovendien snel evolueert. Voor de rechtspraktizijn is ... Read more

    $309.99 AUD

  • Arrendamento Urbano

    O Arrendamento Urbano foi, recentemente, objeto de diversas alterac?es legislativas, com a entrada em vigor de numerosa legislac?o avulsa, primeiramente com a Lei n? 30/2018, de 16 de julho e, por ultimo, com a Lei n? 13/2019, de 12 de fevereiro, mediadas por outros diplomas que, de igual forma, contendem com a materia em apreco, importando analisar as leis atualmente em vigor, tendo em vista a ... Read more

    $31.91 AUD

  • Introdução ao Direito - 2ª Edição

    A Introdução ao Direito corresponde às lições desta disciplina nas licenciaturas de Economia, Gestão e Finanças do ISEG, Lisbon School of Economics and Management, da Universidade de Lisboa. O texto pretende corresponder à sensibilização de não juristas para questões jurídicas, sejam as relacionadas com a função do Direito de entre as várias ordens normativas, sejam as relativas aos seus ... Read more

    $26.62 AUD

  • El nuevo Derecho de las capacidades

    De la incapacitación al pleno reconocimiento

    Análisis minucioso de la incidencia de la reforma sobre discapacidad en el Derecho de la persona, los contratos, la responsabilidad civil, la familia y el Derecho de sucesiones. Tema de máxima actualidad. Prestigio de los autores y de la propia Universidad de Salamanca. ... Read more

    $84.65 AUD

  • Incumprimento Resolutório: uma Introdução

    A possibilidade de resolução do contrato por incumprimento, fundada na lei ou em cláusula negocial, continua a suscitar inúmeras dúvidas e dificuldades perante os casos concretos trazidos pela prática. Pretende este texto fornecer critérios para a resposta à questão de saber se o não cumprimento de determinada obrigação contratual justifica, no caso concreto, o direito de a contraparte se ... Read more

    $25.32 AUD

  • Igualdade e não Discriminação

    A obra que agora se apresenta traduz, na sua essência, uma seleção criteriosa de vários artigos, a maioria dos quais inéditos, sobre a temática da igualdade e da não discriminação no trabalho e no emprego. A matéria em causa, cada vez mais complexa e problemática, abarca áreas fraturantes da ciência do Direito, tradicionalmente vocacionadas, entre nós, a algum ostracismo. Crê-se que o livro, que ... Read more

    $26.48 AUD