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  • The Rule of Law

    by Rt Hon Lord Bingham of Cornhill KG PC FBA Tom Bingham

    'A gem of a book ... Inspiring and timely. Everyone should read it' Independent'The Rule of Law' is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of?In this brilliant short book, Britain's former senior law lord, and one of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Watching Out

    reflections on justice and injustice

    by Julian Burnside

    ‘When put to the test, most people have difficulty identifying what justice is, especially when there is tension between proper process and a desired result. Due process is inherent in our conception of justice. But bad process can yield the right result, just as good process can produce the wrong result. The legal system is designed to produce justice. We call it the justice system — sometimes un ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Inside the Robe, A Judge's Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America

    by katherine mader

    COURTHOUSE CONFIDENTIALTo most people, judges are mysterious creatures. As Anthony Bourdain invited readers to follow him behind the scenes of the restaurant business in his bestseller, Kitchen Confidential, and Caitlin Doughty's Smoke Gets in Your Eyes was a revealing peak into the mysteries of what happens after death inside a mortuary, Inside the Robe shines a bright spotlight into the hidden ... Read more


  • Clarence Darrow

    attorney for the damned

    by Julian Burnside and 1 more

    Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America’s legendary defence attorney and progressive hero.Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • From Crime to Crime

    Harold Shipman to Operation Midland - 17 cases that shocked the world

    by Richard Henriques

    'If Henriques were a fictional character, he would be a celebrity, the kind of dashing, hawkish QC who turns up in Agatha Christie novels and is recognised by everybody... There is an undeniable, lawyerly authenticity about Henriques's book. He takes us meticulously through his cases... It is fascinating to read.' - Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday TimesSir Richard Henriques has been centre stage in some ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Criminal Law

    by Peter Robertson

    A Guide to Criminal Law, second edition, is a comprehensive guide to the legal system and the area of criminal law as it affects people in a day-to-day capacity. The book is clear and concise and covers all the relevant areas of the criminal justice system and is designed for those people who either wish to understand more about the legal system or wish to know more about a specific area of law. ... Read more

    $9.45 AUD

  • The Case of George Pell

    reckoning with child sexual abuse by clergy

    by Melissa Davey

    Some people will have wanted me to give my opinion in this book about Pell’s guilt or innocence, and on whether the courts got it right or wrong. But that’s not what this book is about…I want to share what I have learned, including the facts as they unfolded. I want readers to have as much evidence as is possible before them as they consider the Pell trials. And I want any response to his ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • Conviction Of The Innocent

    by Chester Porter

    How the law can let us down'The presumption of innocence is the keystone of liberty. Yet it is constantly under attack and is liable to be whittled away, particularly in times of crisis. It is for all thinking citizens to ensure that the presumption of innocence is a reality.'It is the foundation of Western legal systems that an accused person is presumed innocent until their crime is conclusively ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

    by Raymond Wacks

    series Very Short Introductions
    The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the practice by courts, lawyers, ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • The Narrow Corridor

    How Nations Struggle for Liberty

    by Daron Acemoglu and 1 more

    '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

  • Law: A Very Short Introduction

    by Raymond Wacks

    series Very Short Introductions
    Law underlies our society - it protects our rights, imposes duties on each of us, and establishes a framework for the conduct of almost every social, political, and economic activity. The punishment of crime, compensation of the injured, and the enforcement of contracts are merely some of the tasks of a modern legal system. It also strives to achieve justice, promote freedom, and protect our ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • The Foundations of Australian Public Law

    State, Power, Accountability

    by Anthony J. Connolly

    In The Foundations of Australian Public Law, Anthony J. Connolly brings together the two traditionally discrete areas of constitutional and administrative law to present Australian public law as a single, integrated body. Exploring the themes of state, power and accountability in Australia, the text also makes reference to the law of international jurisdictions, where students are informed by ... Read more

    $90.74 AUD

  • Wild Law - In Practice

    by Michelle Maloney and 1 more

    series Law, Justice and Ecology
    Wild Law - In Practice aims to facilitate the transition of Earth Jurisprudence from theory into practice. Earth Jurisprudence is an emerging philosophy of law, coined by cultural historian and geologian Thomas Berry. It seeks to analyse the contribution of law in constructing, maintaining and perpetuating anthropocentrism and addresses the ways in which this orientation can be undermined and ... Read more

    $76.77 AUD

  • Jurisprudence

    by Suri Ratnapala

    The third edition of Jurisprudence offers a logically structured, comprehensive, well-researched and accessible overview of legal theory and philosophy. Written primarily for undergraduate students, it examines and demystifies the discipline's major ideas, and promotes a richer understanding of the social, moral and economic dimensions of the law. By locating the major traditions of jurisprudence ... Read more

    $51.47 AUD

  • A Matter of Interpretation

    Federal Courts and the Law - New Edition

    by Antonin Scalia and 2 more

    series The University Center for Human Values Series #47
    We are all familiar with the image of the immensely clever judge who discerns the best rule of common law for the case at hand. According to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a judge like this can maneuver through earlier cases to achieve the desired aim—“distinguishing one prior case on his left, straight-arming another one on his right, high-stepping away from another precedent about to ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Is Eating People Wrong?

    Great Legal Cases and How they Shaped the World

    by Allan C. Hutchinson

    Great cases are those judicial decisions around which the common law develops. This book explores eight exemplary cases from the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia that show the law as a living, breathing and down-the-street experience. It explores the social circumstances in which the cases arose and the ordinary people whose stories influenced and shaped the law as well as the ... Read more

    $33.65 AUD

  • Law: A Very Short Introduction

    by Raymond Wacks

    series Very Short Introductions
    Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this, the law often seems a highly technical, perplexing mystery, with its antiquated and often impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and endless stream of complex statutes and legislation. In this Very Short ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Jurisprudence

    by Suri Ratnapala

    Jurisprudence offers a comprehensive overview of legal theory and philosophy. Written in plain English, it examines and demystifies the discipline's major ideas, promoting a deeper understanding of the social, moral and economic dimensions of the law. It critically assesses the major schools of jurisprudential thought throughout history and to the present, from Plato and Aristotle to Enlightenment ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    a life

    by Jane Sherron De Hart

    The definitive account of an icon who shaped gender equality for all women.In this comprehensive, revelatory biography — fifteen years of interviews and research in the making — historian Jane Sherron De Hart explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg’s passion for justice, her advocacy for gender equality, and her meticulous jurisprudence. At the heart of her story and ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • Modern Criminal Law of Australia

    by Jeremy Gans

    Modern Criminal Law of Australia, 2nd edition is a comprehensive guide to interpreting and understanding every statutory offence provision in every Australian jurisdiction. The text takes a unique approach to explaining Australian criminal law, emphasising the importance of statutory interpretation, official discretion, element analysis and sentencing, in order to appreciate the meaning and effect ... Read more

    $87.00 AUD

  • Exploring Wild Law

    The philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence

    by Peter Burdon

    Wild law is a groundbreaking approach to law that stresses human dependence on nature. For the first time, this volume brings together voices from the leading proponents of wild law around the world. It introduces readers to the idea of wild law and considers its relationship to environmental law, the rights of nature, science, religion, property law and international governance. ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Substance and Procedure in Private International Law

    by Richard Garnett

    series Oxford Private International Law Series
    When the law of a foreign country is selected or pleaded by a claimant or defendant, a question arises as to whether the issue pertains to substance, in which case it may be resolved by foreign law, or procedure, in which case it will be governed by the law of forum. This book examines the distinction between substance and procedure questions in private international law, and analyses where and ... Read more

    $345.61 AUD

  • Law and the Modern Mind

    by Jerome Frank and 1 more

    Law and the Modern Mind first appeared in 1930 when, in the words of Judge Charles E. Clark, it "fell like a bomb on the legal world." In the generations since, its influence has grown-today it is accepted as a classic of general jurisprudence.The work is a bold and persuasive attack on the delusion that the law is a bastion of predictable and logical action. Jerome Frank's controversial thesis is ... Read more

    $76.77 AUD

  • Law, Love and Freedom

    From the Sacred to the Secular

    by Joshua Neoh

    series Law and Christianity
    How does one lead a life of law, love, and freedom? This inquiry has very deep roots in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Indeed, the divergent answers to this inquiry mark the transition from Judeo to Christian. This book returns to those roots to trace the twists and turns that these ideas have taken as they move from the sacred to the secular. It relates our most important mode of social ... Read more

    $105.70 AUD