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xxi, 535 pages ; 19 cm.
  • The basic financial statements
  • The accounting process
  • Generally accepted accounting principles
  • Recognition of revenues and expenses
  • Current assets and liabilities
  • Accounting for inventories
  • Property, plant, and equipment and depreciation
  • Intangible assets
  • Accounting for investments
  • Accounting for long term debt
  • Accounting for leases
  • Accounting for other long term liabilities
  • Accounting for stock and stockholders' equity
  • Partnership accounting
  • Accounting for business combinations
  • Earnings per share and financial ratios
  • Special reporting issues
  • Corporate finance : valuation
  • International accounting issues
  • Appendix. Time value of money.
This product provides a well-rounded summary of the relevant accounting areas from basic financial statements to complex earnings-per-share ratios and corporate finance and valuation. Learn how to recognize revenue, expenses, assets, and liabilities. It reviews accounting principles for many different areas, including acquisitions, investments, long-term debt, leases, stocks, and partnerships. It also discusses recent developments such as adoption of new requirements to place most operating leases on the lessee's balance sheet, a new principles based approach to accounting for revenue, refinements in the accounting for stock options, and revised rules for applying the lower of cost or market rule to inventory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634608510 20170515
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xxii, 243 pages ; 23 cm.
Brian Cuban was a successful lawyer--and an addict. With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian was able to hide his clinical depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions--for a while. Today, as an inspirational speaker in long-term recovery, Brian looks back on his journey with honesty, compassion, and even humor as he reflects both on what he has learned about himself and his career choice and how the legal profession enables addiction. The book takes an in-depth look at why there is such a high percentage of problematic alcohol use and other mental health issues in the legal profession. What types of therapies work? Are 12-step programs the only answer? Brian also includes interviews with experts on the subject as well as others in the profession who are now in recovery.
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xi, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: In our blood
  • States of nature
  • A nation of laws
  • Extreme frontiers
  • I love my country and government
  • The hour of national vengeance
  • The people's choice
  • Conclusion: Submit to nothing.
Andrew Jackson towered over American life during the second quarter of the nineteenth century, so much so that the period has been dubbed the Jacksonian era. With the passionate support of most voters and their families, he broke through the protocols of the Founding generation, defying constitutional and international norms in the name of the "sovereign people." And yet Jackson's career was no less about limiting that sovereignty, imposing one kind of law over Americans so that they could inflict his sort of "justice" on non-Americans. Jackson made his name along the Carolina and Tennessee frontiers by representing merchants and creditors and serving governors and judges. At times that meant ejecting white squatters from native lands and returning blacks slaves to native planters. Jackson performed such duties in the name of federal authority and the "law of nations." Yet he also survived an undeclared war with Cherokee and Creek fighters between 1792 and 1794, raging at the Washington administration's failure to "avenge the blood" of white colonists who sometimes leaned towards the Spanish Empire rather than the United States. Even under the friendlier presidency of Thomas Jefferson, Jackson chafed at the terms of national loyalty. During the long war in the south and west from 1811 to 1818 he repeatedly brushed aside state and federal restraints on organized violence, citing his deeper obligations to the people's safety within a terrifying world of hostile empires, lurking warriors, and rebellious slaves. By 1819 white Americans knew him as their "great avenger." Drawing from recent literatures on Jackson and the early republic and also from new archival sources, Avenging the People portrays him as a peculiar kind of nationalist for a particular form of nation, a grim and principled man whose grim principles made Americans fearsome in some respects and helpless in others.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199751709 20170612
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xviii, 170 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Why a critique?
  • The logic of pure lawyering
  • Assessing theory-making in pure lawyering
  • Games and models
  • Causation and blame
  • Action, authority, rationalization, and judgment
  • Beyond legal reasoning.
The concept of learning to 'think like a lawyer' is one of the cornerstones of legal education in the United States and beyond. In this book, Jeffrey Lipshaw provides a critique of the traditional views of 'thinking like a lawyer' or 'pure lawyering' aimed at lawyers, law professors, and students who want to understand lawyering beyond the traditional warrior metaphor. Drawing on his extensive experience at the intersection of real world law and business issues, Professor Lipshaw presents a sophisticated philosophical argument that the "pure lawyering" of traditional legal education is agnostic to either truth or moral value of outcomes. He demonstrates pure lawyering's potential both for illusions of certainty and cynical instrumentalism, and the consequences of both when lawyers are called on as dealmakers, policymakers, and counsellors. This book offers an avenue for getting beyond (or unlearning) merely how to think like a lawyer. It combines legal theory, philosophy of knowledge, and doctrine with an appreciation of real-life judgment calls that multi-disciplinary lawyers are called upon to make. The book will be of great interest to scholars of legal education, legal language and reasoning as well as professors who teach both doctrine and thinking and writing skills in the first year law school curriculum; and for anyone who is interested in seeking a perspective on 'thinking like a lawyer' beyond the litigation arena.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138221307 20170605
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xvii, 478 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface
  • What Is emotional intelligence? : understanding emotional intelligence and its benefits
  • Are lawyers emotionally intelligent?
  • The business case for emotionally intelligent lawyers : four advantages emotional intelligence brings to your practice
  • Four ways emotional intelligence builds more successful law firms and law departments
  • Four steps to achieving an emotionally intelligent workplace
  • What is my emotional intelligence?
  • How do I raise my emotional intelligence?
  • The role of law schools
  • Now is the time to lawyer with emotional intelligence.
"[This book is a] guide to understanding, using and raising emotional intelligence in the unique context of law practice, outlining how: emotionally intelligent lawyers are smarter, better practitioners (negotiators, litigators and judges), make more money, and are physically and mentally healthier; emotionally intelligent workplaces profit from more effective leadership, greater performance, enhanced teamwork, and increased client satisfaction, as well as lower attrition, healthcare and professional liability costs; and individuals, workplaces and law schools can take steps to raise emotional intelligence."-- Provided by publisher.
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216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • Three lucky Swedes and one corrupt judge
  • Wickersham chafes under Eagle's slow pace
  • George Grigsby's biggest damned hat
  • Becoming Norman Banfield
  • W.C. Arnold : territorial Alaska's most powerful lobbyist
  • Mildred Hermann and Dorothy Haaland : independent thinking women
  • Hellenthal chooses Anchorage
  • Tales of the silver fox
  • Judge George Folta : license to hunt
  • Remembering Judge Folta and Ketchikan's red light district
  • Influence and discipline : policing territorial lawyers
  • Buell Nesbett : navigating territorial waters and getting soaked
  • Anchorage lawyers : creating a better system
  • Rocky seas : the great Alaska court-bar fight
  • Nesbett's surrogate
  • Grace Berg Schaible and the Tanana Valley bar
  • More frontier stories
  • Afterword.
Alaska history from the days before statehood is rich in stories of colorful characters prospectors, settlers, heroes, and criminals. And right alongside them were judges and lawyers, working first to establish the rule of law in the territory, then, later, laying the groundwork for statehood. The Biggest Damned Hat presents a fascinating collection of stories ranging from the gold rush to the 1950s. Built on interviews and oral histories from more than fifty lawyers who worked in Alaska before 1959, and buttressed by research into legal history, the book offers a brilliantly multifaceted portrait of law in the territory from laying the groundwork for strong civil and criminal law to helping to secure mining and fishing rights to the Alaska Court-Bar fight, which pitted Alaska's community of lawyers against its nascent Supreme Court. Bringing to life a time long past when some of the best lawyers had little formal legal education The Biggest Damned Hat fills in a crucial part of the story of Alaska's history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781602233171 20170515
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xxxiii, 301 pages ; 19 cm.
  • The markets and self-regulation
  • Broker-dealer definitions and registration requirements
  • Exchange trading and market making
  • Retail and other operations
  • Manipulative and deceptive practices
  • Civil liabilities
  • Arbitration of broker-dealer disputes.
"This title is designed to provide an introduction and overview of broker-dealer regulation in the securities markets. It covers broker-dealer front office and back office issues as well as market regulation generally. It gives you an understanding of basic concepts and the underlying regulatory scheme, providing an explanation of broker-dealer regulation generally, sales practices, analysts' conflicts of interest, civil liabilities, and arbitration. This title also provides an overview of industry self-regulation under FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)."-- Provided by publisher.
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viii, 164 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Clarifying and correcting the narratives of the civil rights movement
  • Black women : on the front lines but not properly credited
  • Early life and preparation to become a leader
  • Work in the trenches : the case-by-case implementation of Brown v. Board of Education
  • Representing protesters : mass demonstrations, marches, sit-ins, and freedom rides
  • Desegregating America, case by case, in the Supreme Court
  • The transition from activist movement lawyer
  • Conclusion.
When the name Constance Baker Motley is mentioned, more often than not, the response is i?1/2Who was she?i?1/2 or i?1/2What did she do?i?1/2 The answer is multifaceted, complex, and inspiring. Constance Baker Motley was an African American woman; the daughter of immigrants from Nevis, British West Indies; a wife; and a mother who became a pioneer and trailblazer in the legal profession. She broke down barriers, overcame gender constraints, and operated outside the boundaries placed on black women by society and the civil rights movement. In Constance Baker Motley: One Woman's Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice under Law, Gary L. Ford Jr. explores the key role Motley played in the legal fight to desegregate public schools as well as colleges, universities, housing, transportation, lunch counters, museums, libraries, parks, and other public accommodations. The only female attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., Motley was also the only woman who argued desegregation cases in court during much of the civil rights movement. From 1946 through 1964, she was a key litigator and legal strategist for landmark civil rights cases including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and represented Martin Luther King Jr. as well as other protesters arrested and jailed as a result of their participation in sit-ins, marches, and freedom rides. Motley was a leader who exhibited a leadership style that reflected her personality traits, skills, and strengths. She was a visionary who formed alliances and inspired local counsel to work with her to achieve the goals of the civil rights movement. As a leader and agent of change, she was committed to the cause of justice and she performed important work in the trenches in the South and behind the scene in courts that helped make the civil rights movement successful.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817319571 20171017
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xix, 738 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • The early years
  • Education and apprenticeship
  • Passing the torch
  • Father, lawyer, leader
  • Gerry's society
  • Gilded Gotham : the 1880's part I
  • Gilded gotham: the 1880's Part II
  • Gilded Gotham : the 1880's Part III
  • Gilded Gotham : the 1890's part I
  • Gilded Gotham : the 1890's part II
  • The twentieth century : part I 1900 to 1909
  • The twentieth century : part II 1910 to 1930.
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xxxiv, 446 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Dealing with clients
  • Dealing with others in your professional life
  • Writing
  • Discovery
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Court appearances
  • Succeeding in your practice and in your life.
"[This books covers aspects] of the civil litigation process and then some, told with humor and erudition. This book does not purport to be an academic treatment of the subject. Instead, it provides practical pointers on everything from dealing with clients and adversaries to managing ethical dilemmas to marketing one’s practice and learning how to avoid alienating prospective clients at the next fund-raising dinner...Taken as a whole, the book provides a...checklist and how-to guide for civil litigators...Two themes permeate this book. First, in the [author's] view of the litigation process, less is almost always more. As noted, briefs should be edited to the point of gem-like brilliance. Significantly, the cogency that underlies the most effective briefs also informs other key aspects of the litigation process, from determining the necessary scope of discovery to sifting through the claims to present in a complaint or to pursue at trial. Second, every trial lawyer needs to identify the themes that will advance the client’s cause and make certain that every litigation judgment is consistent with those themes. Following the precepts of this book will maximize every client’s opportunity for success while minimizing the needless costs and expense that have given the contemporary litigation process such a bad reputation."-- Provided by publisher.
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813 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Vorgangestellt : Schlaglicht auf die Justiz zum Ende der Ära Honecker
  • Einleitung
  • Das Kollegium
  • Die Institutionen zur Steuerung und Kontrolle der Anwaltschaft
  • Die Anwaltskarriere
  • "Erziehung" zur sozialistischen Anwaltschaft
  • Geheimpolizeiliche und operative Einflussnahmen des MfS
  • Die Vorsitzenden des Rechtsanwaltskollegiums Ostberlin
  • Vor dem Prozess
  • Der socialistische Strafprozess
  • Zwischen Anpassung und Aufbegehren. Anwälte im Umbruchjahr 1989
  • Epilog: Die DDR-Anwaltschaft im Prozess der deutschen Vereinigung und ihre Überprüfung nach 1990
  • Resümee und theoretische Einordnung
  • Schlussbemerkung und Danksagung.
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xv, 756 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • An introduction to globalization, lawyers, and emerging economies : the case of India / David B. Wilkins, Vikramaditya S. Khanna and David M. Trubek
  • Overview of legal practice in India and the Indian legal profession / Arpita Gupta, Vikramaditya S. Khanna and David B. Wilkins
  • Mapping India's corporate law firm sector / Ashish Nanda, David B. Wilkins and Bryon Fong
  • Globalization and the rise of the in-house counsel movement in India / David B. Wilkins and Vikramaditya S. Khanna
  • The impact of globalization on cross-border mergers and acquisitions on the Indian legal profession / Umakanth Varottil
  • Being your own boss : the career trajectories and motivations of India's newest corporate lawyers / Jayanth K. Krishnan and Patrick W. Thomas
  • Women in India's "global" law firms : comparative gender frames and the advantage of new organizations / Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen
  • Pro bono and the corporate legal sector in India / Arpita Gupta
  • How India's corporate law firms influence legal, policy, and regulatory frameworks / Bhargavi Zaveri
  • Theories of law firm globalization in the shadow of colonialism : a cultural and institutional analysis of English and Indian corporate law firms in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries / John Flood
  • Globalization of the legal profession and regulation of law practice in India : the "foreign entry" debate / Aditya Singh
  • Festina lente or disguised protectionism? : monopoly and competition in the Indian legal profession / Rahul Singh
  • The evolving global supply chain for legal services : India's role as a critical link / Vikramaditya S. Khanna
  • Grand advocates : the traditional elite lawyers / Marc Galanter and Nick Robinson
  • Aggregation of land for a growing and globalizing economy : the role of small-town lawyers in India / Pavan Mamidi
  • Responding to the market : the impact of the rise of corporate law firms on elite legal education in India / Jonathan Gingerich and Nick Robinson
  • The anatomy of legal recruitment in India : tracing the tracks of globalization / Jonathan Gingerich, Vikramaditya Khanna and Aditya Singh
  • The making of legal elites and the IDIA of justice / Shamnad Basheer, K.V. Krishnaprasad, Sree Mitra and Prajna Mohapatra
  • Experiments in legal education in India : Jindal Global Law School and private nonprofit legal education / C. Raj Kumar
  • Equalizing access to the WTO : how Indian trade lawyers build state capacity / Gregory Shaffer, James Nedumpara, Aseema Sinha and Amrita Bahri
  • Indian corporations, the administrative state, and the rise of Indian trade remedies / Mark Wu
  • Rising India in investment arbitration : shifts in the legal field and regime participation / Mihaela Papa and Aditya Sarkar.
This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of globalization on the Indian legal profession. Employing a range of original data from twenty empirical studies, the book details the emergence of a new corporate legal sector in India including large and sophisticated law firms and in-house legal departments, as well as legal process outsourcing companies. As the book's authors document, this new corporate legal sector is reshaping other parts of the Indian legal profession, including legal education, the development of pro bono and corporate social responsibility, the regulation of legal services, and gender, communal, and professional hierarchies with the bar. Taken as a whole, the book will be of interest to academics, lawyers, and policymakers interested in the critical role that a rapidly globalizing legal profession is playing in the legal, political, and economic development of important emerging economies like India, and how these countries are integrating into the institutions of global governance and the overall global market for legal services.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107151840 20170710
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xxii, 197 pages ; 23 cm
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xiv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Developing an Internet marketing plan
  • Content marketing
  • Today's websites
  • Planning and designing your website
  • Ten foundational best practices for law firm websites
  • Website technologies and platforms
  • Website timelines, budgets, and contracts
  • Website hosting
  • Announcing, promoting, and growing your website
  • Mobile
  • Social media marketing
  • E-mail marketing
  • Video, podcasts, and webinars
  • Search engine marketing and search engine optimization (SEM and SEO) / Tim Stanley, Ken Chan, David Kemp
  • Choosing your consultants and vendors
  • Analytics and measuring your return on investment
  • The ethics of client development on the Internet and through social media / David Hricik.
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xiii, 213 pages ; 25 cm
  • 1. Prologue: Walter Raleigh 2. Maps and Explorers: Richard Hakluyt 3. The Virginia Company: John Popham 4. Democracy: Edwyn Sandys 5. Religion and Liberty: Nathaniel Ward 6. Toleration: Cecil Calvert and William Penn 7. Representation: James Otis Junior 8. The Common Law: William Blackstone 9. Penman of the Revolution: John Dickinson 10. Revolution: John Adams 11. Independence: Thomas Jefferson 12. Constitution: John Rutledge 13. Bill of Rights: Roger Sherman and James Madison 14. Nationhood: Alexander Hamilton 15. Consolidation: John Marshall 16. Slavery Abolished: Abraham Lincoln 17. The World Stage: Woodrow Wilson 18. Legal Dynamism: Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior and Louis Brandeis 19. Social Intervention: Earl Warren 20. The President Under the Law: Archibald Cox and Richard Nixon 21. The Glass Ceiling: Sandra O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg 22. Epilogue: Barack Obama Appendix: First Fourteen Amendments to the United States Constitution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509906369 20170612
No other nation's creation, both politically and socially, owes such a debt to lawyers as the United States of America. This book traces the story of that creation through the human lives of those who played important parts in it: amongst others, of English lawyers who established the form of the original colonies; of the Founding Fathers, who declared independence and created a Constitution; of Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Justices of the Supreme Court and finally Barack Obama. Even Richard Nixon features, if only as a reminder that even the President is subject to the law. The author combines his wide legal experience and engaging writing style to produce a book that will enthral lawyers and laymen alike, giving perhaps a timely reminder of the importance of the rule of law to American democracy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509906369 20170612
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iv, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • You are a brand : yes indeed
  • Your LinkedIn profile : think of it as a newspaper on a newstand
  • Your network is your net worth : invest in it
  • Your past, present, and future rolled into your profile
  • Headshot considerations that work : look approachable
  • SEO keywords in your profile : using searches
  • Your headline follows you everywhere : better make it impressive
  • Intro as elevator sales pitch : add specialties for SEO punch
  • For dual professionals : multi-preneurship tips
  • Sharing updates : blip on others' mental radar screens
  • LinkedIn long-form posts : publish or perish
  • Experience as marketing : your past makes you who you are today
  • Using multimedia on intro and experience sections
  • Showcasing your publications : show us what your write, all right?
  • Volunteer : do good
  • Organizations you belong to can add breadth to your profile
  • Certifications : show them to differentiate you
  • Honors and awards : don't be shy
  • Skills and endorsements : making sweet lemonade
  • Courses taken/teaching : continuing education is a two-way street
  • Formal education as a prerequisite : alumni search function
  • Nonwork interests : all work and no play is dull
  • Call on me, or contact me, OK?
  • Halpert's 2% rule on recommendations : proceed cautiously and ethically
  • Give recommendations, please
  • Effective LinkedIn groups : membership and participation
  • Your firm's LinkedIn company profile page : not your website please
  • LinkedIn pulse : communicate with your personal learning network
  • Who's checking you out : how to use this information
  • How to say "no thanks" to a LinkedIn connection request
  • Navigating your LinkedIn home page
  • LinkedIn and your message : specifics for your industry
  • The mighty LinkedIn help center
  • Considerations on ways to connect
  • Customize your public profile and be amazing-er
  • LinkedIn's mobile apps : be a go-to person
  • Ethical dos and don'ts for attorneys
  • Putting it all together : the proper care and feeding of LinkedIn
  • Parting thoughts to make you a greater LinkedIn success.
"[This book] offers long-term marketing techniques: how and why to make each LinkedIn section work, based on actual experiences, adding special focus for attorneys under ethics guidelines."-- Back cover.
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xv, 245 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Litigation costs and third-party funding / Willem H. van Boom
  • TPF and its alternatives : an economic appraisal / Jef De Mot, Michael Faure and Louis Visscher
  • 'Playing the man not the ball' / John Peysner
  • Legal costs awards and access to justice in Dutch intellectual property cases : how the IPR enforcement directive impacts on litigation and settlement behavior in IP disputes / Charlotte Vrendenbarg
  • 'Mercantile adventurers' : the disclosure of third-party funding in investment treaty arbitration / Eric De Brabandere
  • Experimenting with conditional fees in the Netherlands / Ben Van Velthoven and Peter van Wijck
  • Financial arrangements with litigation funders and law firms in Australian class actions / Vicki Waye and Vince Morabito
  • Funding of mass claims in Germany : caught between a rock and a hard place / Astrid Stadler
  • Entrepreneurial motives in Dutch collective redress : adding fuel to a compensation culture / Ilja Tillema.
This collection explores the practical operation of the law in the area of litigation costs and funding, and confronts the issue of how exposure to cost risks affects litigation strategy. It looks at the interaction of the relevant legal regime, regulatory framework and disciplinary rules with the behaviour of litigants, courts and legislatures; examining subjects such as cost rules and funding arrangements. The book discusses a wide range of topics such as cost shifting rules, funding and mass tort litigation, cost rules and TPF rules in specific areas such as IP litigation, commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, the role of legal expense insurance arrangements, fee regulation, and professional ethics. The contributors include renowned scholars, experts in their respective fields and well versed individuals in both civil procedure and the practice of litigation, arbitration and finance. Together, they present a broad approach to the issues of costs, cost shifting rules and third party funding. This volume adds to the existent literature in combining topics in law and practice and presents an analysis of the most recent developments in this fast developing area.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472482891 20170313
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284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword / Wallace P. Carson Jr.
  • Tribute / Liz Paulus, Fritz Paulus, and Jennifer Viviano
  • The early years
  • Freshman in the House
  • Champion of the environment
  • Land-use pioneer
  • A journey to feminism
  • Sunshine in government
  • An historic election
  • Keeping Oregon honest
  • The Rajneeshee Affair
  • Heartbreak and consolation prize
  • Oregon's Chief Educator
  • A legacy of service.
Engaging and opinionated, charming and forceful, Norma Paulus was widely covered in statewide and national newspapers and television during her eventful, sometimes controversial political career. She ran successfully for the Oregon House of Representatives in 1970. After three terms in the House, where she championed environmental causes, women's rights, and government transparency, she was elected Oregon's Secretary of State in 1976-the first woman to be elected to a statewide office in Oregon. She was the Republican candidate for governor in 1986, served a stint on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, went on to become Oregon's superintendent of public instruction, and headed the Oregon Historical Society. The Only Woman in the Room documents her life and work in a lively, anecdotal history that will appeal to historians, political scientists, newshounds, and ordinary citizens alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780870718953 20170626
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viii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • Thurgood Marshall : the law's promise
  • William Brennan : a life lived twice
  • John Doar : to stand for what is right
  • Burke Marshall : a reluctant hero
  • Harry Kalven : a tenth justice
  • Eugene Rostow : the law according to Yale
  • Arthur Leff : making coffee and other duties of citizenship
  • Catharine MacKinnon : feminism in the classroom
  • Joseph Goldstein : the scholar as sovereign
  • Carlos Nino : the death of a public intellectual
  • Robert Cover : cases and materials
  • Morton Horwitz : timeless truths
  • Aharon Barak : law is everywhere
  • Coda: Toiling in Eden.
Pillars of Justice explores the purpose and possibilities of life in the law through moving accounts of thirteen lawyers who shaped the legal world during the past half century.Some, such as Thurgood Marshall, were Supreme Court Justices. Others, like John Doar and Burke Marshall, set the civil rights policies of the federal government during the 1960s. Some, including Harry Kalven and Catharine MacKinnon, have taught at the greatest law schools of the nation and nourished the liberalism rooted in the civil rights era. Jurists from abroad--Aharon Barak, for example--were responsible for the rise of the human rights movement that today carries the burden of advancing liberal values. These lawyers came from diverse backgrounds and held various political views. What unites them is a deep, abiding commitment to Brown v. Board of Education as an exceptional moment in the life of the law--a willingness to move mountains, if need be, to ensure that we are living up to our best selves. In tracing how these lawyers over a period of fifty years used the Brown ruling and its spirit as a beacon to guide their endeavors, this history tells the epic story of the liberal tradition in the law.For Owen Fiss, one of the country's leading constitutional theorists, the people described were mentors, colleagues, friends. In his portraits, Fiss tries to identify the unique qualities of mind and character that made these individuals so important to the institutions and legal principles they served.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674971868 20170515
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