Intellectual Property Law and History
Lawyers and the Legal Profession, Volumes I and II: Volume I: Sociolegal Studies on the Legal Profession: An Overview Volume II: Elite Practices, Personal Legal Services and Political Causes
Law and Science, Volumes I and II: Volume I: Epistemological, Evidentiary, and Relational Engagements Volume II: Regulation of Property, Practices and Products
Prosecutors and Prosecution
The Role of Social Science in Law
Theoretical and Empirical Studies of Rights
Race, Law and Society
September 21, 2012
Intellectual property has become a dominant feature of our knowledge based economy in recent years, but how has property rights in intangible items developed? This book brings together for the first time exemplary scholarship with diverse approaches to the history of United States intellectual...
August 18, 2008
These two volumes collect groundbreaking socio-legal research on lawyers and the legal profession. Studies in this area exhibit enormous diversity in the questions they pursue, the methodologies they adopt, and the spheres of professional activity they investigate. They are, however, all animated...
Susan S. Silbey
May 19, 2008
The conditions of contemporary life have been shaped in large part by science and technology extending human life, shrinking the globe, traveling into space. To effect human life and nature, for good or ill, enhancing safety or risk, science must be transformed by legal procedures from hypotheses...
March 25, 2008
Prosecutors are the most powerful actors in the legal system. Their decisions have significant implications for how crime is defined, who is charged, and the punishment they receive. This volume draws together classic and recent scholarship that critically examines how prosecutorial power is...
March 07, 2008
The legal system relies on social science for answers to many tough questions. Social scientists study issues relevant to law. But are law and social science talking past one another? This collection of important articles and essays explores the difficult process of translation between these two...
Laura Beth Nielsen
August 21, 2007
This important volume examines rights from an inter-disciplinary law and society perspective, beginning with the premise that the most basic functions of rights requires the empirical study of rights consciousness and claiming behavior. As such the volume includes articles and essays by political...
William T. Gallagher
July 28, 2007
This book brings together articles by leading international scholars from diverse disciplinary perspectives who focus on the legal, social and cultural dimensions of intellectual properties - including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and rights of publicity. These articles employ a...
Ian Haney López
November 28, 2006
Race, Law and Society draws together some of the very best writing on race and racism from the law and society tradition, yet it is not intended to merely reprint the greatest hits of the past. Instead, from its introduction to its selection of articles, this anthology is designed as a 'how-to...
November 28, 2006
In this volume of essays by leading socio-legal scholars, the dual concepts of consciousness and ideology are examined and used to expose law’s presence and power in social life. Rejecting the association between ideology and concealment, each essay explores the ways in which ideology and...
September 13, 2006
Whilst immigration policy is a highly controversial topic in the West, states continue to receive people who settle, whether as asylum-seekers or refugees, or as family members of existing migrants or labour migrants. Many who move violate the immigration rules either in entering a country or...
Stuart A. Scheingold
June 20, 2006
Democracy and the rule of law are commonly represented as complementary and indispensable components of the modern democratic state. Whatever the truth of this formulation, it conceals the competing claims of electoral and legal accountability that are the subject of this volume. Political, legal...
Valerie P. Hans
May 26, 2006
This volume collects new, high-quality scholarship on the perennially controversial institution of trial by jury. The book provides accounts of the jury's historical development and contemporary use, as well as empirical work on jury selection, jury decision making and jury reform....