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The Death of the American Trial

The Death of the American Trial

Robert P. Burns

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081267
eISBN:
9780226081281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081281.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book makes a case for reversing the rapid decline of the trial before we lose one of our public culture's greatest achievements. As a practice that is adapted for modern times yet rooted in ... More

Desperately Seeking CertaintyThe Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations

Desperately Seeking Certainty: The Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations

Daniel A. Farber and Suzanna Sherry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226238081
eISBN:
9780226238104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226238104.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book attacks the current legal vogue for grand unified theories of constitutional interpretation. On both the Right and the Left, prominent legal scholars are attempting to build all of ... More

The Dignity of CommerceMarkets and the Moral Foundations of Contract Law

The Dignity of Commerce: Markets and the Moral Foundations of Contract Law

Nathan B. Oman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226415529
eISBN:
9780226415666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226415666.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Why should the law enforce contracts? This book argues that contract law exists primarily to support markets but that markets should be understood as normatively desireable for reasons beyond mere ... More

Drones and the Future of Armed ConflictEthical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

David Cortright, Rachel Fairhurst, and Kristen Wall (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258058
eISBN:
9780226258195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258195.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Drone technology is racing ahead, while efforts to develop guidelines for the use of remotely piloted weapons remain underdeveloped. The emergence of lethal drones raises new questions for the ... More

Embracing RiskThe Changing Culture of Insurance and Responsibility

Embracing Risk: The Changing Culture of Insurance and Responsibility

Tom Baker and Jonathan Simon (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035185
eISBN:
9780226035178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035178.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

For much of the twentieth century, industrialized nations addressed social problems, such as workers' compensation benefits and social welfare programs, in terms of spreading risk. But in recent ... More

Ensuring Corporate MisconductHow Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Ensuring Corporate Misconduct: How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Tom Baker and Sean J. Griffith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035154
eISBN:
9780226035079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035079.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Shareholder litigation and class action suits play a key role in protecting investors and regulating big businesses. But Directors' and Officers' liability insurance shields corporations and their ... More

Equality for Same-Sex CouplesThe Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Yuval Merin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

During the past three decades, nations all over the world have been debating whether to allow same-sex couples to marry, or at least grant these couples various rights associated with marriage. This ... More

Evidence of the LawProving Legal Claims

Evidence of the Law: Proving Legal Claims

Gary Lawson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226432052
eISBN:
9780226432199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226432199.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This is a book about the general structure of proof, how law sometimes recognizes that structure, how it often does not, and what might happen if legal scholars, jurists, and lawyers think about that ... More

Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom

Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom

Neal Feigenson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226413730
eISBN:
9780226413877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226413877.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Enterprising trial lawyers are using photos, videos, animations, and sound files to recreate litigants’ private sensory experiences – their impaired vision or hearing due to accidents or malpractice, ... More

The Expert Witness in Islamic CourtsMedicine and Crafts in the Service of Law

The Expert Witness in Islamic Courts: Medicine and Crafts in the Service of Law

Ron Shaham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226749334
eISBN:
9780226749358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749358.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Islam's tense relationship with modernity is one of the most crucial issues of our time. Within Islamic legal systems, with their traditional preference for eyewitness testimony, this struggle has ... More

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