The Life of the Law

The Life of the Law : The People and Cases That Have Shaped Our Society, from King Alfred to Rodney King

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In witty, engaging essays for a wide-reading audience, distinguished attorney Alfred Knight reveals the nature of the law as a constantly evolving tradition, and recounts the particulars of some 20 cases, from King Alfred to Rodney King, that have made the law what it is more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • Oxford, England, United States
  • English
  • 195th ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0195122399
  • 9780195122398

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"Knight makes the long march of Anglo-Americans seeking both justice and fairness...come alive and sing."--Lawyers Weeklyshow more

About Alfred H Knight

Alfred H. Knight is a trial lawyer specializing in media and first amendment law, and a former teaching fellow at Harvard Law School. He is currently a partner at Willis & Knight in Nashville, more

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