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Alleviating MistakesReversal and Forgiveness for Flawed Perceptions

Alleviating Mistakes: Reversal and Forgiveness for Flawed Perceptions

E. Allan Farnsworth

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199276110
eISBN:
9780191699887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276110.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This book examines the legal issues that arise when we seek to avoid the untoward consequences of an action by claiming that our perception was flawed. We all make mistakes: we might overpay a debt, ... More

Allowing for ExceptionsA Theory of Defences and Defeasibility in Law

Allowing for Exceptions: A Theory of Defences and Defeasibility in Law

Luís Duarte d'Almeida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199685783
eISBN:
9780191765766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685783.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

You find yourself in a court of law, accused of having hit someone. What can you say to avoid conviction? One thing you can do is simply to deny the accusation: ‘No’, you claim, ‘I didn’t do it.’ But ... More

Altruism in Private LawLiability for Nonfeasance and Negotiorum Gestio

Altruism in Private Law: Liability for Nonfeasance and Negotiorum Gestio

Jeroen Kortmann

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280056
eISBN:
9780191700101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280056.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This book examines two problems in private law that are posed by the ‘good Samaritan’: First, do we have a legal duty to give aid to our fellow human beings? In particular: can we be held liable for ... More

America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Mark Weston Janis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This book is an exploration of the ways in which Americans have perceived, applied, advanced, and frustrated international law. It demonstrates the varieties and continuities of America's approaches ... More

America's Death PenaltyBetween Past and Present

America's Death Penalty: Between Past and Present

David Garland, Randall McGowen, and Michael Meranze (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732663
eISBN:
9780814733042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732663.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Over the past three decades, the United States has embraced the death penalty with tenacious enthusiasm. While most of those countries whose legal systems and cultures are normally compared to the ... More

American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989A Global Perspective

American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989: A Global Perspective

George Athan Billias

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791073
eISBN:
9780814739013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791073.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Constitutionalism represents America's greatest gift to human freedom, yet its story remains largely untold. For over 200 years, its ideals, ideas, and institutions influenced different peoples in ... More

American LawAn Introduction

American Law: An Introduction

Lawrence M. Friedman and Grant M. Hayden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190460587
eISBN:
9780190460624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460587.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

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 anecdotes, ... More

The American Legal Profession in CrisisResistance and Responses to Change

The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change

James E. Moliterno

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917631
eISBN:
9780199332847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917631.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Legal History

Central to the identity of the American legal profession are its systems of self-regulation. Throughout history, the legal profession has tried to hold tight to its traditional values and structure ... More

An American TravestyLegal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Franklin E. Zimring

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book, which analyzes the justice system's response to sexual misconduct by children and adolescents in the United States, discusses American society's failure to consider the developmental ... More

An Analysis of the Economic Torts

An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Hazel Carty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The economic torts for too long have been under-theorised and under-explored by academics and the judiciary alike. Also in recent years claimants have exploited the resulting chaos by attempting to ... More

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