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al-Qaḍi

Mohammad Fadel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

P ublished online October 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Law; History of Law. 11234 words.

The paradigmatic public institution associated with the application of Islamic law from the rise of Islam until the end of the nineteenth century has been the qadi. This essay examines the...

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An Alternative Case for Reform

Robert Diab.

in The Harbinger Theory

May 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law; Constitutional and Administrative Law. 25928 words.

This chapter proposes an alternative approach to advocating reform of national security law and policy. Prevailing approaches have tended to avoid challenging a belief often used to justify...

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The American Criminal Jury

Nancy Jean King.

in World Jury Systems

October 2000; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law. 14916 words.

The criminal jury, after its importation to North America by English settlers, evolved into a unique institution in the United States. Several prominent features of American law and culture...

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American Law

Lawrence M. Friedman and Grant M. Hayden.

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative Law. 376 pages.

This book is a general introduction to the law and legal system of the United States and the relationship between law and society. Written for both students and general readers, it uses...

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The American Legal Profession

Lawrence M. Friedman and Grant M. Hayden.

in American Law

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law. 12811 words.

This chapter examines the role of lawyers in American society. It starts with a historical sketch of the legal profession. It then discusses what, exactly, most lawyers do on a day-to-day...

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American Prosecutors’ Powers and Obligations in the Era of Plea Bargaining

Darryl K. Brown.

in The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective

September 2012; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law. 6785 words.

This chapter considers the American prosecutor in the context of an adversarial process, focusing on the mix of prosecutorial powers and obligations within the structure and operation of...

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The American Unification

Mitchel de S.-O.-l’E. Lasser.

in Judicial Deliberations

July 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law. 18186 words.

By looking at the decisions of the United States Supreme Court, this chapter argues that what characterises American judicial discourse is precisely the fact it integrates its formalist and...

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Anthropological Perspectives on Legal Pluralism and Governance in a Transnational World

Anne Griffiths.

in Law and Anthropology

November 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law. 11336 words.

This chapter presents case studies that illuminate how different actors make and maintain law in various settings that represent very diverse constellations of power. They explore the ways...

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Anthropologists in the Canadian Courts

Elizabeth Cassell.

in Law and Anthropology

November 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law. 14789 words.

European settlers in the mid-19th century laid claim to the majority of the Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en land, although the land was never conquered, ceded, or signed away under the treaty...

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The Anthropology of Law

Fernanda Pirie.

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative Law; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 288 pages.

Questions about the nature of law, its relationship with custom, and the distinctive form of legal rules, categories, and reasoning, are placed at the centre of this book. The book...

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