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BLACK’S LAW DICTIONARY By Bryan A. Garner. 9th Edition
For more than a century Black's has been the gold standard for the language of law. Today it is the most widely cited law book in the world. Edited by Bryan A. Garner, the world s leading legal lexicographer, the 9th Edition is the most authoritative, comprehensive law dictionary ever published. It contains more than 45,000 terms and includes: 2,000 more terms than the 8th Edition and 19,000 more than the 7th Edition including click fraud, Code Adam, collaborative law, ecoterrorism, environmental tort, friendly subpoena, happy-slapping, honor crime, secret detention, Schumer box, and super precedent. The date when selected terms were first used in English-language contexts, especially in judicial opinions. Heightened accuracy having more than 200 lawyers around the country reviewed terms. Definitions of more than 1,000 law-related abbreviations and acronyms. Almost 3,000 quotations drawn from sources over five centuries. Alternate spellings or equivalent expressions for more than 5,300 terms and West Key Numbers.
Features Includes:

* Includes 2,000 more terms than the 8th Edition and 19,000 more terms than the 7th Edition
* Includes West key numbers
* Includes definitions of more than 1,000 law-related abbreviations and acronyms
* Includes the date when selected terms were first used in English-language contexts, especially in judicial opinions
* Offers heightened accuracy?more than 200 lawyers around the country reviewed terms
* Provides definitions of more than 1,000 law-related abbreviations and acronyms
* Provides nearly 3,000 quotations drawn from sources over five centuries
* Shows alternate spellings or equivalent expressions for more than 5,300 terms
Current Issues and Problems in the working of Constitutional Democracy in Nigeria by Ben Nwabueze
Current Issues and Problems in the Workings of Constitutional Democracy in Nigeria is a compilation of the author’s reactions to some of the issues and problems of the workings of Nigeria’s constitutional Democracy. Professor Ben Nwabueze drawing from his abysmal wealth of experience in Constitutional Law has done justice to these issues. It includes issues on locus standing rule and the impact of its intimate connection with claims for declaratory relief, to inequality/justice & corruption, etc.

Written in a smooth flowing style, this book is an interesting must-read. It is invaluable to all stakeholders in the law profession, the lawmakers, law students, and the general public.
The autobiography is a fantastic interesting narration of his journey through his life as a Professor of Constitutional Law, Activist, and a front line Patriot. Now in his 80s, he devoted his strong belief in Nigeria in volume 3 and titled it “My Life and Work in the Search for a New Better and United Nigeria”

The books are written in a smooth conversational style that arrests the reader until he gets to the last stage. Law Lecturers, Legislators, Government officials, Policymakers, Students of history and the general public will find the book very useful.
Federalism: Its Application in Africa as a Constitutional Device for Creating a Nation and Furthering Democracy By Ben Nwabueze
Federalism: Its Application in Africa as a Constitutional Device for Creating a Nation and Furthering Democracy by Professor Ben Nwabueze gives an account of the rise of federalism in Africa, its decline and the causes of the decline.

The book deals with the role of federalism in creating a nation. Also examined are the notions of quasi-federalism and the ‘federal idea’, and their application in Africa.

The book is crafted in a lucid smooth flowing style. It is a must-read for all policymakers, legislators, politicians, lawyers, and indeed the general public.
Mediation Advocacy By Goodman
"Mediation is not a soft option for the advocate. If you are unprepared, if you do not know what to expect, if you do not know what you are doing, your client will be at a considerable disadvantage and you will come unstuck. This book is aimed at lawyers and other professional advocates who represent clients in mediation. It is written not only for ""first-timers"" needing to learn about the basics of mediation very quickly, particularly as to what they should expect and how they should prepare. More seasoned advocates wishing to specialise in mediation advocacy and who want to develop the particular skills that it requires will also find it invaluable. ""The advocacy skills necessary in a mediation are quite different from those required for the (usually civilised) battle that takes place in a courtroom. That is why ìMediation Advocacyî is such a valuable book. It gives a great deal of very useful advice as to how to prepare for and conduct a mediation from beginning to end. It is an intensely practical book. It will be of great benefit to all those who conduct litigation."" Lord Justice Dyson, Foreword."
International Commercial Arbitration Practice: 21st Century Perspectives By Horacio Grigera Naon
The scope and importance of International Commercial Arbitration (ICA) has expanded exponentially in the last few decades and has become the natural and logical method to resolve international business and economic disputes. This collective work captures the development of ICA from different perspectives and uniquely brings together the ideas, suggestions and perspectives of in-house counsel as the most important users of ICA, along with outside counsel, arbitrators themselves, and major arbitration organizations who all help provide the service. Most, if not all, of the contributing authors have served as counsel or arbitrator in arbitrations and have further contributed, through their writings, teachings or activities in arbitral and other institutions, to the evolution of ICA covered by this collective work. Accordingly, International Commercial Arbitration Practice: 21st Century Perspectives is an indispensable tool for the reader–practitioner, arbitrator, academic, magistrate or student–not only to obtain useful general information on ICA practice today but to gain insightful views as to the influence of this institution in the settlement of international commercial disputes in specific economic areas, industries and commercial activities. International Commercial Arbitration Practice: 21st Century Perspectives brings the process alive and provides the reader with a useful practice guide whether he or she represents a client participating in an international commercial arbitration, is in-house counsel for a company considering arbitration as a possible method of dispute resolution, or is an arbitrator with cases at hand.
The book is organized by Parts which contain thematically related chapters. Part I deals with an overview of key elements in ICA practice and includes chapters on how arbitration is conducted under different legal systems such as common law, civil law, and shari'a law, as well as a chapter on cultural issues in international arbitration. Part II contains geographical regional overviews covering most regions of the world (Western Europe, Russia/NIS countries, Asia (particularly China & Hong Kong and the Indian Subcontinent), Middle East & North Africa, Latin America, the U.S., Canada, and Australia & New Zealand. Part III includes individual industry sector views of how ICA is conducted in individual industry and business sectors such as oil & gas, LNG, mining, construction, telecommunications, satellite communications, intellectual property, sports, banking & finance, insurance & reinsurance, securities, shipping & maritime, corporate shareholder and bankruptcy settings. These chapters are highly instructive because many of them were written by current or former in-house counsel in these industries or, in some cases, by outside counsel who focus on these industries. Part IV of the book describes recent trends at several major global commercial arbitration institutions such as the ICC, ICDR, LCIA, CPR and WIPO. Part V deals with questions of how technology has been changing ICA practice in recent years, including chapters relating to the use of technology by some major arbitral institutions, videoc

The Nigerian Legal System By Obilade
Important development in the law and the expression of the legal profession in Nigeria has brought in recent years major changes to the structure of the courts and to the administration of justice. The Nigerian legal system has therefore been specially written to provide law students, and those in the law as it operates today within Nigeria. An experienced teacher of the law at the University of Lagos, the author has focused on those aspects of the law that are of the essence in providing students with a true explanation and understanding of how the law works. The book includes chapters on sources of law, the structure of the courts and the legal profession, together with a concise guide to both criminal and civil procedure. This book will prove to be required reading for every law student as well as an invaluable aid and source of information to those practising or teaching law in Nigeria
The Principles and Precedents of the Art of Cross Examination 10e By Aiyar
Cross Examination is perhaps the most crucial aspect of court Iprocedures, once charges have been framed. It is truly an art that has to be learnt and mastered by the lawyer. The book by Aiyar and Aiyar is considered as an authority on the subject. The classical illustrations in the form of model questions are very useful for framing the grounds to cross examine various types of witnesses. The current edition of the book is a treatise on the art of cross examination and carefully examines every minute detail of the concepts pertaining to cross examination. The book is exhaustive in content, coherent and consistent in dealing with all the principles and practices in cross examination. A large number of cases have been incorporated to give practical examples and for a greater understanding of the subject. The book will be a valuable reference for legal practitioners and students of law as well.
Elliot and Wood's Cases and Materials in Criminal Law 9e ISE By Allen and Cooper
Elliott & Wood's Cases and Materials on Criminal Law provides an extensive collection of cases, statutory provisions, recently published articles and comments designed to define and illustrate the main principles of criminal law. This eighth edition incorporates a wealth of important case law and statutory developments and highlights proposals for reform. Materials are supplemented by notes and questions to assist and stimulate the reader to think critically about the subject. Widely recognised as the leading sourcebook in its field, this edition incorporates key developments in all areas of criminal law, including: R.v. Woollin on murder and intent, B (A Minor) v. DPP on strict liability, R.v. Burstow, R.v. Ireland on assault and inflicting grievous bodily harm.
Legislative Drafting 3e By Atre
Apart from the basic principles of the legislative drafting, the book also deals with main parts of the legislation of an Act and their importance drafting of legislation, preparing a legislative scheme before actual drafting of legislations, drafting.
Cases and Materials in Intellectual Property 5e ISE By Cornish
This book presents readers with the leading and illustrative IP decisions from the UK courts, the European Patent Office, the Community Trade Mark and Designs Office and the European Court of Justice. Case reports are edited to bring out the kernel of the decision. It contains an up-to-date collection of the major legislative materials in IP law, drawn from the UK, EU and international conventions. It includes comprehensive tables including a table of European Legislation and a table of International Treaties and Conventions. It is written by Professor William Cornish, one of the most highly respected academic voices on intellectual property law.
Expert Evidence and Opinions of Third Person: Medical and Non-Medical 4e By Field
This book provides a reliable guide in the context of Expert Evidence to the courts, lawyers, and legal professionals.
Introduction to Legal Theory 2e by Finch
About the Book:
Introduction to Legal Theory The aim of this book is to give an insight into analyses of the nature of law, in a way which is straight forward and yet does not spare students the process of thinking problems out fully. It is much more a self-contained course than a reference book, but it can also provide the basis for wider studies in the field of legal theory. The course is presented in the form of a comparative study within a manageable framework. The views of a number of jurists are examined and specific themes which the reader will find useful, both within the framework of the book and beyond it, are emphasised. There is an introductory chapter, calculated to dispel unnecessary doubts and to remove complications from the study of legal theory. This chapter also provides introductory guidelines which are expanded in later chapters with reference to specific issues. Substantial reference is made throughout the book to original sources, with the author acting as a guide. Each of the developments traced is introduced in such a way as to indicate not just what questions may be asked, but also why they are asked. The text of the first edition has been substantially revised, and two new chapters have been added on subjects which have an obvious claim to the attention of students of legal theory. Chapter 3 deals with some significant practical contributions made by natural law doctrine to the solution of some acute legal and moral problems arising out of the so-called ''grudge informer'' and allied cases in post-war germany. Chapter 9 contains an outline of the juristic thoughts and juridical institutions which originate in Marxist doctrine. Furthermore, existing chapters have been amended so as to take account of some recent assessments of established juristic theories. A legal theory course should induce genuine understanding of the issues involved. The ability to ask questions is at least as important as the ability to give answers; the mere memoris
The Principles of Modern Company Law 8e PB By Gower and Davies
Gower and Davies is the clearest and most reliable text available to cover the increasingly complex subject of company law. Students, as well as those involved in company law on a day-to-day basis, can turn to Gower and Davies secure in the knowledge that it will be an interesting, thought provoking and above all understandable exposition of both law and practice. Gower deals in a clear and in-depth fashion, the work accepts the limitations of its format as a single volume, so does not try to cover tangential subjects, the editor concentrates on offering a readable approach to core area
Criminal Investigation A Practical Textbook for Magistrates, Police Officers and Lawyers 5th Edition By Gross


Introduction to the Second Edition

1. General Considerations
2. The Duties of the Investigator
3. The Procedure of the Investigator
4. Preconceived Theories
5. Certain Qualities Essential to an Investigator
6. Knowledge of Men
7. Finding his Bearings
8. Preparation of Cases for Court
9. The "Expeditious" Investigator
10. Accuracy and Precision in Details

1. General Considerations
2. Examination of Witnesses :
i. When a Witness Wishes to Speak the Truth :
a. Fundamental Considerations :
(i) Perception
(ii) Memory

b. Special Considerations :
(i) Strong Feeling as a Cause of Inaccuracy of Observation
(ii) Inaccurate Observations Following Wounds on the Head
(iii) Differences in the Observing Powers, Resulting from Differences in the Natural Qualities and Intellectual Culture of The Observer :
(a) Children
(b) Boys
(c) Girls
(d) Adolescents
(e) Middle-aged People
(F) Old People

2. Examination of Witnesses and Accused-continued :
i. When the Witness docs not Wish to Speak the Truth
ii. Pathological Lying

Examination of the Accused

1. Preparation
2. What to do at the Scene of Offence
3. The Actual Description of the Scene of Offence
4. Search for Hidden Objects

1. The Selection and Packing of Material for Expert Examination :
i. Clothing
ii. Small Samples
iii. Bulky Samples
iv. Liquids
v. Organs and Body Fluids
vi. Blood and Bloodstains
vii. Labelling

2. The Role of the Medico-Legal Expert
3. The Role of the Chemist
4. The Role of the Biologist and Mineralogist
5. Expert Examination :
i. The Search for, and Identification of, Bloodstains
ii. Other Body Fluids
iii. Stomach Contents, Intestinal Contents and Excreta
iv. Hairs
v. Fibres
vi. Wood Fragments
vii. Dust and Debris :
a. Road and Footpath Dusts
b. Dust Deposited from the Air
c. Industrial Dusts
d. Occupational Dusts
e. Methods of Collecting and Examining Dusts

viii. Broken Glass
ix. Other Materials

6. Laboratory Aspects of Sexual Offences
7. Laboratory Aspects of Larceny and Breaking Offences :
i. Larceny :
a. Larceny of Tomatoes
b. Larceny of a Car Battery
c. Larceny of Fowls

ii. Breaking Offences :
a. Premises
b. Safe-breaking

8. Handwriting
9. Photography :
i. Importance of Photography from a Judicial Point of View
ii. Particular Cases of the Employment of Photography
iii. Recognition of Criminals from their Photographs

10. The Scientific Investigator: Fingerprints :
i. General Observations
ii. Fingerprint Identification
iii. Apparatus for Fingerprint Examination at Scenes of Crime
iv. Fingerprint Examination at Scenes of Crime
v. Palmprints
vi. Prints of the Bare Foot
vii. Packing Articles for Fingerprint Examination
viii. Single Fingerprint Collections
ix. Scenes of Crime Collections
x. Fingerprint Evidence
xi. Missing Persons
xii. Fingerprint v. Personal Identification
xiii. The Radio Transmission of Fingerprints
xiv. Fingerprints of Twins

1. Disguising the Face
2. False Names
3. Pretended Illnesses and Pains :
i. " Illness " of Witnesses or Suspects before the Court
ii. Sudden " Illness" of Accused or Witnesses when Under Examination :
a. Blindness
b. Deafness
c. Epilepsy
d. Fainting Fits
e. Insanity

4. Hand Signals
5. Secret Writing
6. Signals of Recognition

1. Arrest, Sentences, Prison, etc
2. Money, Cheques, etc
3. Jewellery
4. People
5. Places, Articles, etc
6. Miscellaneous Expressions

1. Firearms :
i. General Considerations
ii. Questions Involved in Firearms Examination
iii. Different Kinds of Firearms :
a. Guns (Including Rifles)
b. Shot-Guns :
(i) Types of Shot-Guns
(ii) Airguns
(iii) Bore of Shot-Guns
(iv) Barrels of Shot-Guns
(v) Explosive Action :
(a) Muzzle-Loaders
(b) Breech-Loaders

c. Rifles :
(i) Muzzle-Loading Rifles
(ii) Breech-Loading Rifles

b. Pistols
c. Revolvers
d. Sub-Machine Guns

iv. Ammunition :
a. Powder
b. The Projectile

v. Objects Hit by a Projectile

2. Cutting and Stabbing Weapons :
i. General Considerations
ii. Cutting and Stabbing Weapons Properly so Called :
a. Sword-Arms
b. Arms in the Form of a Knife
c. Arms in the Shape of a Lance or Spear
d. Oriental Weapons

1. General Considerations
2. Drawing :
i. Plan of the Interior of a House
ii. Sketch of Dwelling
iii. Sketch of the Environs of the House
iv. Sketch of a Larger Portion of Country
v. Reproduction of Drawings, Printed Matter, Etc

3. Drawing on Squared Paper
4. The National Grid
5. Modelling
6. Piecing Together Torn Paper
7. Preserving and Deciphering Burnt Paper

1. Footprints :
i. The Measurement of the Print
ii. The " Trace " Itself :
a. The Walking Image
b. The Line of Direction
c. The Line of March
d. The Line of the Foot
e. The Length of the Step
f. Other Kinds of Walking

iii. The Reproduction of Footprints

2. Casts :
i. General Considerations
ii. Casts of Impressions in Soil :
a. Plaster of Paris :
(i) Mixing the Plaster

b. Resin and Wax

iii. Internal Casting
iv. Impressions In Dust
v. Identification of Foot Impressions
vi. Taking Specimen Impressions
vi. Casts of Implement Marks, Tooth Marks, Etc :
a. Wood's Metal
b. Plastic Materials :
(i) Plasticine
(ii) Dental Composition

c. Plaster of Paris

vii. Tooth Marks
viii. Positive Casts
ix. Moulage-Casts of the Human Body :
a. Method of Use

x. Marks Made by Vehicles

3. The Redevelopment of Latent Impressions On Metals, Etc. :
i. Technique
ii. ' Re-Etching :
a. Cast Iron and Cast Steel
b. Wrought, Drawn and Forged Irons and Steels
c. Aluminium
d. Copper, Brass, German Silver and Other Copper Alloys
e. Stainless Steel
f. Lead (Motor-Car Batteries, Etc.)
g. Zinc
h. German Silver
i. Tin
j. Silver
k. Gold and Platinum
l. Wood
m. Leather
n. Rubber

iii. The Identification of Type Marks
iv. Fine Scratch and Depressed Marks

1. General Considerations
2. Thieves' Scouts and Spies
3. Thieves' Equipment
4. Accomplices
5. The Theft Itself
6. Burglary and Housebreaking :
i. Entering by the Window
ii. Entering by the Door :
a. Attacking the Door Itself
b. Attacking the Lock

iii. Entering in Other Ways

7. Pocket-Picking
8. Sneak Thefts
9. Thefts in Bazaars and Shops
10. Domestic Thefts

1. General Considerations
2. Falsification of Documents :
i. In General
ii. The Examination of False Documents :
a. Paper Testing
b. Inks :
(i) Age of Inks
(ii) Analysis of Inks

3. Coining
4. Mock Auctions and Rigged Sales
5. Card-Sharping, Cheating at Games, Confidence Tricks :
i. Card-Sharping and Cheating at Games
ii. Confidence Tricks

6. Types of Fraud :
i. Sharepushing
ii. Greyhound Racing Track Frauds
iii. Long Firm Frauds
iv. Fraud On Banks-"Kite Flying"
v. Frauds Relating to Antiquities and Works of Art :
a. Prehistoric Objects
b. Egyptian Antiquities
c. Antique Pottery
d. Glassware
e. Old COINS and Medals
f. Pictures
g. Articles of Earthenware, Stone and Porcelain
h. Manuscripts, Books and Bindings
i. Furniture and Upholstery
j. Weapons
k. Miscellaneous

1. General Considerations
2. Quasi-Spontaneous Combustion :
i. Through Physical Causes
ii. Through Chemical Causes

3. Spontaneous Combustion Proper :
i. Spontaneous Combustion in Hay
ii. Cotton Fires
iii. Other Combustible Materials

4. Ignition Point and Flash Point-Appendix

1. Records of Criminals
2. Prisoner's Property Index
3. Crime Index
4. Property Index
5. Stolen Motor-Vehicle Index
6. Publications


Law and Judicial Duty by Hamburger
Philip Hamburger’s Law and Judicial Duty traces the early history of what is today called “judicial review.” Working from previously unexplored evidence, Hamburger questions the very concept of judicial review. Although decisions holding statutes unconstitutional are these days considered instances of a distinct judicial power of review, Hamburger shows that they were once understood merely as instances of a broader judicial duty. The book’s focus on judicial duty overturns the familiar debate about judicial power. The book is therefore essential reading for anyone concerned about the proper role of the judiciary. Hamburger lays the foundation for his argument by explaining the common law ideals of law and judicial duty. He shows that the law of the land was understood to rest on the authority of the lawmaker and that what could not be discerned within the law of the land was not considered legally binding. He then shows that judges had a duty to decide in accord with the law of the land. These two ideals—law and judicial duty—together established and limited what judges could do. By reviving an understanding of these common law ideals, Law and Judicial Duty calls into question the modern assumption that judicial review is a power within the judges’ control. Indeed, the book shows that what is currently considered a distinct power of review was once understood as a matter of duty—the duty of judges to decide in accord with the law of the land. The book thereby challenges the very notion of judicial review. It shows that judges had authority to hold government acts unconstitutional, but that they enjoyed this power only to the extent it was required by their duty. In laying out the common law ideals, and in explaining judicial review as an aspect of judicial duty, Law and Judicial Duty reveals a very different paradigm of law and of judging than prevails today. The book, moreover, sheds new light on a host of misunderstood problems, including intent, manifest contradiction, the status of foreign and international law, the cases and controversies requirement, and the authority of judicial precedent.
Textbook on Pleadings, Drafting and Conveyancing By Kafaltiya
The purpose of this "Practical Exercise Book" is to give a general idea to LL.B students about the art of Pleading and Conveyancing. It covers their course content on the subject. The object of pleading is to give a fair notice of the case of one party which has to be met by the other so that the contesting parties may direct their evidence to the issues disclosed by the pleadings. A practical lawyer needs the latest techniques of pleadings of suits, petitions, applications, writs etc. Similarly, drafting of the transfer of property rights has a target to avoid future disputes between the parties to the transaction. The function of pleading is not simply for the benefit of the parties but also for the assistance of the Court as a pleading defines the area of conflict within which a party to an action is bound to confine its claim or defence. Drafting a pleading for suits or applications is laying a foundation upon which the whole structure of claim or written statement of the defendant is built, or the defence is made. Drafting of pleadings is therefore an important work of a busy lawyer. A plaint or a written Statement is called pleadings. But it covers several interlocutory applications too. Conveyance means drafting of a transaction relating to some interest, right, estate in a property viz., possession, enjoyment of disposition etc. Drafting of a conveyance; i.e., drafting a transaction relating to creation, extinguishments, and declaration, or conferment of some right or obligation and limitation in a property right between two or more living persons including a "Will" requires certain formalities to make it a legal instrument. "Instrument" includes every document by which any right or liability is, or purports to be, created, transferred, limited, extended, extinguished or recorded. A fine legal instrument, therefore, is supposed to avoid future litigation and to solve legal problems that may arise in future under it. A lawyer should have a vision towards this
Odgers' Construction of Deeds and Statutes By Charles Odgers
The Title "Odgers' Construction of Deeds and Statutes 5th Edition, 4th Indian Reprint" is written by Gerald Dworkin. This book was published in the year 2008. The ISBN number 817534122X|9788175341227 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. xlv + 488 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Universal Law Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.. We have about 1275 other great books from this publisher. Odgers' Construction of Deeds and Statutes 5th Edition, 4th Indian Reprint is currently Not Available with us.You can enquire about this book and we will let you know the availability. - See more at:
The Title "Odgers' Construction of Deeds and Statutes 5th Edition, 4th Indian Reprint" is written by Gerald Dworkin. This book was published in the year 2008. The ISBN number 817534122X|9788175341227 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. xlv + 488 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Universal Law Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.. We have about 1275 other great books from this publisher. Odgers' Construction of Deeds and Statutes 5th Edition, 4th Indian Reprint is currently Not Available with us.You can enquire about this book and we will let you know the availability. - See more at:
Law of Affidavits: With More Than 200 Model Forms of Affidavits 5e by Parameswaran
This book puts forward the view that a sound and satisfying foundation for a general and fully National Indian Law of Affidavits lies in our unalterable commitment to Vedas, Upanishads. Puranas and Smritis which speak in solemn organic harmony. The succeeding chapters contain detailed discussion concerning affidavits in general and in the context of various enactments and legal proceeding. Affidavits find a place not only in the Code of Civil Procedure, but in other statutes as well. Still the basic and fundamental principles are based on the overview of the CPC and gain relevance and significance from these. The book is useful to the judges, lawyers, administrators and would also help laymen understand the law of affidavit better.
Phillip's Constitutional and Administrative Law 8e ISE by Paul Jackson
Hood Phillips: Constitutional and Administrative Law is widely recognised as the leading text in its field and the most comprehensive guide to this increasingly complex area of law. This edition has been extensively revised within the existing structure to include changes and provide a contemporary survey of all aspects of public law in the United Kingdom. It includes: * Material on the devolution of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland incorporating the 1998 Devolution Statutes * Parliamentary procedure, privilege, electoral law, standards in public administration following the Nolan Report and reform of the House of Lords * The Human Rights Act 1998 and its implications * The Pinochet litigation
How Judges Think By Posner

A distinguished and experienced appellate court judge, Richard A. Posner offers in this new book a unique and, to orthodox legal thinkers, a startling perspective on how judges and justices decide cases. When conventional legal materials enable judges to ascertain the true facts of a case and apply clear pre-existing legal rules to them, Posner argues, they do so straightforwardly; that is the domain of legalist reasoning. However, in non-routine cases, the conventional materials run out and judges are on their own, navigating uncharted seas with equipment consisting of experience, emotions, and often unconscious beliefs. In doing so, they take on a legislative role, though one that is confined by internal and external constraints, such as professional ethics, opinions of respected colleagues, and limitations imposed by other branches of government on freewheeling judicial discretion. Occasional legislators, judges are motivated by political considerations in a broad and sometimes a narrow sense of that term. In that open area, most American judges are legal pragmatists. Legal pragmatism is forward-looking and policy-based. It focuses on the consequences of a decision in both the short and the long term, rather than on its antecedent logic. Legal pragmatism so understood is really just a form of ordinary practical reasoning, rather than some special kind of legal reasoning.

Supreme Court justices are uniquely free from the constraints on ordinary judges and uniquely tempted to engage in legislative forms of adjudication. More than any other court, the Supreme Court is best understood as a political court.

Alternative Dispute Resolution – What it is and How it Works By Rao
Contents: Preface. 1. International arbitration: position in India and in U.K./A.M. Ahmadi. 2. International arbitration/J.S. Verma. 3. Alternatives to litigation in India/P.C. Rao. 4. The arbitration and conciliation act, 1996: the context/P.C. Rao. 5. Arbitration and ADR in India/F.S. Nariman. 6. Arbitration versus litigation/Milon K. Banerji. 7. The new law of arbitration and conciliation in India/A.C.C. Unni. 8. Alternate Dispute Resolution/K. Jayachandra Reddy. 9. ADR: is conciliation the best choice?/Sarvesh Chandra. 10. Settlement of disputes through Lok Adalat is one of the effective Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) on statutory basis/K. Ramaswamy. 11. Need for more ADR centres and training for lawyers and personnel/M. Jagannadha Rao. 12. The American experience in the field of ADR/Dana H. Freyer. 13. Dispute resolution within and outside the courts -- an overview of the U.S. experience/Frank E.A. Sander. 14. International mediation -- the U.K. experience/Karl Mackie and Edward Lightburn. 15. Matching disputes to dispute resolution processes--the Australian context/Tania Sourdin. 16. Mediation and arbitration as alternative methods of dispute resolution in Sri Lanka/Dhara Wijayatilake. 17. Dispute resolution in Hong Kong/Peter S. Caldwell. 18. Alternative dispute resolution in New Zealand/T.W.H. Kennedy-Grant. 19. Mediation outline -- a practical how-to guide for mediators and attorneys/Tom Arnold. 20. Twenty common errors in mediation advocacy -- in no particular order/Tom Arnold. 21. Disputes among business partners should be mediated or arbitrated, not litigated/William Sheffield. 22. The obligation of secrecy in mediation/P.M. Bakshi. 23. The mini-trial/Tom Arnold. 24. Fast-track arbitration/A.K. Bansal. 25. ADR in the construction industry/P.M. Bakshi. 26. Fitting the forum to the fuss: a user-friendly guide to selecting an ADR procedure/Frank E.A. Sander and Stephen B. Goldberg. Appendices: 1. The arbitration and conciliation act, 1996. 2. The ICADR arbitration rules, 1996. 3. The ICADR conciliation rules, 1996. Subject index. About ICADR. Dispute-resolution procedures offered.
Concise Legal Research 6e By Robert Watt
Concise Legal Research details the technical aspects of a huge number of legal sources and explains how to research law with confidence and in good time. This new edition focuses on the impact of online access and the need for the researcher to move seamlessly between traditional and electronic resources. All strategies that have been created to incorporate hard copy researching techniques have been updated with alternate electronic methods. Particular attention has been paid to the chapter on secondary sources, and with the maintenance of a structured approach to research, recognises that online research âe" with its many inherent pitfalls âe" must carefully fit within rules of research required by the discipline.
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