Daniel Z. Epstein
This book is a timely examination of congressional oversight in the United States, serving as a definitive guide for scholars and political, legal, and media observers seeking to navigate contemporary conflicts between Congress and the White House. Author Daniel Epstein has spent his professional career as a lawyer serving all sides of the regulatory process: he ran investigations for Congress, defended the White House from congressional oversight, and represented individuals, nonprofit news organizations, and entrepreneurs in federal court to fight for regulatory transparency and fairness. Epstein uses historical and observational data to argue that the modern federal bureaucracy did not begin as a regulatory state but as an investigative state. The contemporary picture of Congress having empowered the bureaucracy to set policy through rules is a relatively recent development in the political development of administrative law. The book’s novel econometric models and historical analyses force a shift in how legal scholars and judges understand delegation, congressional oversight, and agency investigations.
W. Michael Reisman and Roza Pati
This rich volume is an homage to the significant impact Professor Siegfried Wiessner has had on scholarship and practice in many areas of international and domestic law. Reflecting the depth and breadth of his writings, it is a collection of thought-provoking, original essays, exploring topics as diverse as theory about law, human rights, the rights of indigenous peoples, the rule of law, constitutional law, the rights of migrants, international investment law and arbitration, space law, the use of force, and many more, all integrated by the problem- and policy-oriented framework of what has come to be known as the New Haven School. Its title “Human Flourishing: The End of Law” reflects the conviction that the purpose of law ought to be to allow humans to achieve their full potential - to thrive and develop, both materially and spiritually, under the law. The volume contributes to a vision of the law as a public order in which the common interest is clarified and implemented peacefully, and offers a source of inspiration for scholars and practitioners working towards such an order of human dignity.
Wilhelm Kirch, Siegfried Wiessner, and Roza Pati
This booklet is the result of the Spring School on Public Health, Human Trafficking and the Law funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as an ERASMUS INTENSIVE PROGRAMME, held in March, 2013 in Siena, Italy. The aim of the intensive program was to present and analyze the problem of human trafficking in line with the perspective of the New Haven School in order to recommend concrete solutions. For this purpose, the trafficking of humans has been explored in relation to public health and the European law, in close cooperation with participating students and experts in medicine, social sciences, and law.
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Benjamin J. Priester
Dr. Dora Szafir, M. Florencia Cornu Laport, Santiago Carnelli, and Silvia Carretto Pereira
David Papke, Christine Corcos, Peter Huang, Lenora P. Ledwon, and Carrie Menkel-Meadow
This new Second Edition of Law and Popular Culture: Text, Notes, and Questions maintains the most appreciated features of the First Edition published in 2007.
- Each of the chapters begins with a list of readily available Hollywood films that are relevant to the particular chapter.
- After an introduction to the study of popular culture and an outline of the goals of the book, the chapters themselves fall into two categories. Half concern the pop culture portrayals of legal institutions and actors ― law schools, the legal profession, clients, witnesses, judges, and juries. The second half concern various areas of law ― Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Torts, Business Law, Family Law, and International Law.
- Well over one hundred excerpts from articles by the leading law and popular culture scholars still are included. A majority of these excerpts appeared in the First Edition, but many appear for the first time in this Second Edition.
- Film remains the most prominent medium.
The Second Edition also adds these exciting new features:
- An original chapter on "Punishment" explores the surprisingly large body of pop cultural works related to imprisonment and capital punishment.
- Law-related imagery and portrayals in such other media as television, inexpensive fiction, children's literature, and the comics receive much greater attention in the text's notes and comments sections than was the case in the First Edition.
- Emphasis on the reasons, forms, and ramifications of law related popular culture, moving away to some extent from attempts either to point out the legal errors in popular culture or to teach the law using popular culture.
Mahnoush H. Arsanjani, Jacob Cogan, Robert Sloane, and Siegfried Wiessner
Throughout his career, Michael Reisman emphasized law’s function in shaping the future. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, major thinkers in the international legal field address the goals of the twenty-first century and how international law can address the needs of the world community. The result is a volume of outstanding scholarship that will appeal to all those – lawyers, political scientists, and educated laymen— interested in international law, legal theory, human rights, international investment law and commercial arbitration, boundary issues, law of the sea, and law of armed conflict.
Acts of terror on a global scale are straining to the breaking point the due process guarantees of the legal systems of modern democracies. In unequalled breadth and depth, this book analyzes the rights of persons suspected of a crime, in normal times and emergencies, from the pre-trial phase to the trial and the post-trial period under all the universal and regional human rights treaty regimes, pertinent customary international law, general principles of law, international humanitarian law as well as the hybrid procedures developed by international criminal tribunals.
The book then presents a detailed analysis of United States’ due process guarantees, in peacetime and in war, and the executive, legislative and judicial responses to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Professor Pati appraises the American actions in terms of international law’s due process guarantees and proposes courses of action which can better defend a public order of human dignity.
Dr. Dora Szafir and M. Florencia Cornu Laport
Roza Pati and Joe Holland
This book is an international collection of reflections, statements, and resources responding to the United Nations call for a new “dialogue among civilizations,” a theme taken up by the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in relation to its work on behalf of a “Culture of Peace.” These contributions were occasioned by the 11 September 2002 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. They come from members around the world of Pax Romana / International Catholic Movement for Intellectual & Cultural Affairs (ICMICA), and were gathered by the US federation of Pax Romana / ICMICA.
W. Michael Reisman, Mahnoush H. Arsanjani, Gayl Westerman, and Siegfried Wiessner
Designed as an introduction to international law, this text explores the policies and actors that influence international legal decisions as well as diplomatic agreements relating to human rights, national boundaries and natural resources. Topics covered include the constitutive process, the role of international elites, state responsibility, and jurisdictional competency. This international perspective has applicability to both general international law courses and to courses or seminars with an international perspective on human rights, environmental law, war crimes, international boundaries or other related topics.
Lenora P. Ledwon
First published in 1996. The first anthology of its kind in this dynamic new field of study, this volume offers students the best of both worlds-theory and literature. Organized around specific themes to facilitate use of the text in a variety of courses, the material is highly accessible to undergraduates and is suitable as well for graduate students and law students. The anthology includes important articles by key figures in the law and literature debate, and presents seven thematically arranged sections that:
Survey the various theoretical perspectives that inform the relationship of law and literature
Examine the interplay of ethics, law, and justice * Highlight the great scope and variety of the law's contributions to the creation of a world view * Illustrate various legal approaches to punishment * Detail and analyze the law's inherent capacity for the oppression of individuals and groups * Demonstrate that law is grounded in language and storytelling * Show that despite its solemnity, the law has a comic side
Each section includes excerpts from poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction. The excerpts include writings addressing the law's impact on the "outsider" (women, Native Americans, Hispanics, African Americans, and homosexuals), as well as writings by lawyers, judges, and law professors, giving the reader an "insider's" view of the legal system. The selections range from Plato to John Barth and Wallace Stevens. At this time of increased interest in the quality of legal writing, this course material illustrates the importance of language, word choice, metaphor, and narrative. It demonstrates the practical application of literary effects, techniques, and devices, and provides valuable insights into law as a vital component of the social fabric.
Siegfried Wiessner and Claudius Hennig
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