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God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

Brian Bornstein and Monica Miller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328677
eISBN:
9780199869954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328677.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The phrase “God in the courtroom” conjures up several images, such as William Jennings Bryan defending religion against the tyranny of evolution, a robed deity passing divine judgment, a witness ... More


Attorneys’ Religion

Brian H. Bornstein and Monica K. Miller

in God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328677
eISBN:
9780199869954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328677.003.007
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter considers the role that religion plays in routine legal practice. This matter raises a host of related questions, such as: How religiously diverse is the legal profession in the United ... More


World History and the Evolving International Judiciary

Karen J. Alter

in The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154749
eISBN:
9781400848683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154749.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the question of why states become increasingly willing to submit to international judicial oversight, highlighting how legal practice has changed and how international law has ... More


Human Rights and Human Well-Being

William Talbott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195173482
eISBN:
9780199872176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explains the development of human rights as a process of moral improvement in ground level moral and legal practices. This leads to a consideration of the process by which moral and legal ... More


The New International Courts

Karen J. Alter

in The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154749
eISBN:
9781400848683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154749.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter identifies a significant variation in which states have consented to compulsory international judicial oversight. The reach of international courts (ICs) and international law varies, ... More


Making Regulation Work

Richard L. Abel

in Lawyers on Trial: Understanding Ethical Misconduct

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199760374
eISBN:
9780199827077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760374.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The detailed case studies presented in this book illustrate the need to understand what these lawyers did and why they did it. Only then can we look for commonalities across cases, develop hypotheses ... More


Introduction

Brian H. Bornstein and Monica K. Miller

in God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328677
eISBN:
9780199869954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328677.003.001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The United States has recently seen a religious resurgence. Americans are attending church in larger numbers than ever before, and mass media and popular entertainment are saturated with religious ... More


The Conventionality Thesis

JULES L. COLEMAN

in The Practice of Principle: In Defence of a Pragmatist Approach to Legal Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264124
eISBN:
9780191707698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264124.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter defends the conventionality thesis — the claim that legal authority is made possible by a specific set of conventional social practice. It begins by considering the widely misunderstood ... More


The Practice of Justice

Robin Briggs

in The Witches of Lorraine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198225829
eISBN:
9780191708947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198225829.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the judicial process in Lorraine. Topics covered include legal procedures and structures, statistics on the pattern of persecution, and torture and its effects. The lack of ... More


The Practising Bar Practice and Professional Development

David Lemmings

in Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar 1680-1730

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221555
eISBN:
9780191678431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221555.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the professional characteristics and activities of the barristers in England who made the principal elements of their careers advocacy at the bars of the courts in Westminster ... More


Lost in Translation? An Essay on Law and Neuroscience

Stephen J. Morse

in Law and Neuroscience: Current Legal Issues Volume 13

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599844
eISBN:
9780191725227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599844.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The rapid expansion in neuroscientific research fuelled by the advent of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been accompanied by popular and scholarly commentary suggesting that ... More


Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab

Leslie Peirce

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228900
eISBN:
9780520926974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228900.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book delves into the life of a sixteenth-century Middle Eastern community, bringing to light the ways that women and men used their local law court to solve personal, family, and community ... More


Conceptions of Practice

Nicos Stavropoulos

in Objectivity in Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258995
eISBN:
9780191681899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258995.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses several problems connected with the claim that legal practices determine the content of legal concepts. It examines the well-known arguments of Stanley Fish, and shows how he ... More


Understanding Miscarriages of Justice: Law, the Media and the Inevitability of a Crisis

Richard Nobles and David Schiff

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298939
eISBN:
9780191685552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298939.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book explores a paradox. In a society in which justice is uncertain and contested, how can we talk meaningfully about miscarriage of justice? The book examines the structural conditions that ... More


Lecture One: Case-Law and Statute-Law

J. H. BAKER

in The Law's Two Bodies: Some Evidential Problems in English Legal History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245185
eISBN:
9780191705175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245185.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the two bodies of law — case-law and statute law. It proposes the complexities posed to legal historians by the co-existence of these two bodies of law, operating on different ... More


Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases

Angela K. McGowan, Ross C. Brownson, Lynne S. Wilcox, and George A. Mensah

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the legal and policy interventions for preventing and controlling chronic disease. It describes legal authorities and controversies, then covers practice considerations in ... More


Legal Regulation, Ethical Standard-Setting, and Institutional Design

Charles Sampford and Christine Parker

in Legal Ethics and Legal Practice: Contemporary Issues

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259459
eISBN:
9780191681950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259459.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter presents a philosophical discussion of a multi-faceted approach to legal ethics. It raises a number of basic questions about the place of legal ethics in influencing the behaviour of ... More


Defending and Defrauding the Indians: John Wompas, Legal Hybridity, and the Sale of Indian Land

Jenny Hale Pulsipher

in Justice in a New World: Negotiating Legal Intelligibility in British, Iberian, and Indigenous America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479850129
eISBN:
9781479838394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850129.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

As Jenny Pulsipher recounts, the mid-seventeenth-century Nipmuc Indian John Wompas familiarized himself with both Native and settler concepts of land tenure, distribution, and sales, becoming adept ... More


Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Enhancing the Relationship Between Law and Psychology *

Bruce J Winick

in Law and Psychology: Current Legal Issues Volume 9

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199211395
eISBN:
9780191695803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211395.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explains the approach of therapeutic jurisprudence. It then illustrates its growing impact on the field of law and psychology by reviewing how therapeutic jurisprudence has transformed ... More


The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History

John B Nann and Morris L Cohen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300118537
eISBN:
9780300235685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118537.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The study of legal history has a broad application that extends well beyond the interests of legal historians. An attorney arguing a case today may need to cite cases that are decades or even ... More


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