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Life of the Law

Life of the Law - 96 edition

Life of the Law - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780195122398

ISBN10: 0195122399

Life of the Law by Alfred H. Knight - ISBN 9780195122398
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Life of the Law by Alfred H. Knight - ISBN 9780195122398

ISBN13: 9780195122398

ISBN10: 0195122399

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96

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Summary

In The Life of the Law, Alfred H. Knight outlines how some of the main contours of American law came to be as he recounts twnety-one stories beginning with Alfred the Great in the late ninth century and ending with the Rodney King trials in 1993. Knight gives us a veritable "biography" of our legal tradition by focusing on the the key individuals, and the pivotal cases that have helped to mold the law as we know it today. The Life of the Law finds a riveting story behind each historic decision and recounts the tales with both narrative flair and ironic wit.

Every case, no matter how lofty the principles involved, represents a human drama, a clash of competing desires. Alfred Knight's reflections on how twenty-one of these cases have left their mark on our society will inform and fascinate anyone interested in the law.

Author Bio

Knight, Alfred H. : Willis & Knight, Nashville, Tennessee.

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, Tennessee.