Backstories in the Law: Tales of Victors, Villains and Victims (W. B. Sheridan Law Books)

Author: 

Weinberger, Alan, Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law

One of the secrets within the legal profession is that the stories behind the cases matter more than the legal doctrines involved. A full understanding of legal disputes requires knowing about the cultural and historical context in which the cases arise. In Backstories in the Law: Tales of Victors, Villains and Victims, distinguished law professor Alan Weinberger examine some of the most extraordinary cases of the past century with a focus not so much on the winning and losing, but rather on the backstories behind the disputes. The chapters provide insights and background into the cases, and explain why the decisions continue to resonate today. Most of all, these chapters remind us of the transcendent importance of good stories: in disputes involving fundamental human emotions and desires, there is usually a victor, villain and victim. Ultimately it is the reader who gets to decide whether justice was done or denied.

Market: 
Law, Legal Studies, Jurisprudence, Philosophy, Education
Release Date: 
June 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538021 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Publisher: 

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