Gary Muldoon, a politician, attorney and budding author, pulls no punches about the legal profession in his newest compendium of short stories, lists and life lessons. While some of his advice is slightly purple, the majority is sound and some is pure genius.
The United States houses more people in prison than any nation on the planet, incarcerating 716 people for every 100,000 residents. In fact, our incarceration rate is more than five times higher than most of the countries in the world.
Out-of-state attorneys routinely steeped in contract negotiations, whose breaches or enforcement may ultimately bring them to either of the courthouses on Foley Square or to New York's International Arbitration Center, must, therefore, attain an intimate knowledge of the fundamental and advanced principles of New York contract law. "New York Contract Law: A Guide for Non-New York Attorneys," by Glen Banks of Norton Rose Fulbright, addresses that need in exceptional fashion.
If you're the type of person who thought "The Devil Wears Prada" would have been better retold by an aspiring Supreme Court clerk in an Armani suit, then "Supreme Ambitions" by blogger David Lat is the book for you.
Robert Fiske's "Prosecutor, Defender, Counselor" is a must-read for lawyers, critics of the legal profession, and anyone looking for an uplifting narrative of a life exceptionally well-lived by an individual of extraordinary talents and uncommon virtue.
In his praiseworthy new book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap," Rolling Stone columnist Matt Taibbi expertly examines how, ever since the 2008 financial crisis, the disparity in treatment between rich and poor in our justice system has increased so that now we have reached the proverbial tipping point.
Throughout history, humans have debated how much suffering governments should inflict on criminals, and in his new book, New York Law School Professor Robert Blecker explores the role of retribution in the criminal justice system.
As the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 nears, it is appropriate that the first comprehensive biography has been published of Roy Wilkins, the executive director of the NAACP between 1955 and 1977.
This recently published book was written for new law graduates and those considering attending law school and is designed to aid them in deciding whether a career in law is for them, and if so, how to go about making the most of their chosen field by becoming the best lawyer that they can be.
Professor David E. Bernstein of George Mason University School of Law seeks to set the record straight by bestowing respectability on the 'Lochner' case. Not every reader will agree with every step in his reasoning, but it is difficult not to respect his scholarship and conscientious facility of expression.
This book examines the interplay of psychology, law and public policy in an exceedingly controversial area of criminal justice: sex offender laws, examining civil commitment, sex offender registration, child pornography and Internet sex offenses.