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A law professor at Tulane, with a Ph.D. from Berkeley and a law degree from Harvard, Steven Alan Childress is also the publisher of Quid Pro Books and encourages submissions through its website.

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Fat Chance
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,700. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Confident at work but clueless at love, Claire is 40 and overweight--not a recipe she imagines can solve the romance gap. Dealing with her father’s death and an angry teen doesn't make it easier. Finding no help from her ex, distracted by remarriage to a much younger woman, Claire copes by relying on faithful friends, a wicked sense of humor, and a new interest in fitness--and in mystery man Rob.
A Woman's Right to Culture: Toward Gendered Cultural Rights
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,400. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Law » International law
A new and insightful analysis of the usual meme that cultural rights in international law are at odds with the rights of women in affected societies. Rather than seeing these concepts as mutually exclusive, Linda Veazey frames cultural rights—through detailed case studies and analysis of law—in a way that incorporates and enriches the very gender-protective norms they are often thought to defeat.
Hot Topics in the Legal Profession 2010
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,420. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Courts and trial practice
Current important events in legal ethics, with up-to-the-minute research, are explored by Tulane students and a legal ethics professor in his Foreword. Purchase of this book benefits Tulane PILF, a nonprofit student group which funds public interest and indigent client representations. Topics include social networking and ads; judicial bias and Caperton; ancillary businesses; and negotiations.
Justice Without Trial: Law Enforcement in Democratic Society
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 139,210. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology, Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law
New Fourth Edition of the acclaimed and foundational study of police culture and practice, political accountability, application of and obedience to the rule of law in stops and arrests, and the dilemma of law versus order in free societies--by a renowned sociologist using innovative and influential observation research techniques. With new Preface by the author and new Foreword by Candace McCoy.
The Sociology of Economic Life
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 70,880. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / theory
Quality ebook reprint of a classic work in the social sciences, written by one of the leading scholars on the intersection of two important disciplines: economics and sociology. This is an unabridged republication of the Second Edition of this much-cited study. Presented with care, the ebook edition features such proper digital formatting as: active TOC, linked endnotes, and fully-linked Index.
Yale Law Journal: Volume 124, Number 5 - March 2015
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 210,370. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Jurisprudence, Nonfiction » Law » Judicial Power
Contents of March 2015 (Vol 124, No 5) include “Article III Judicial Power, the Adverse-Party Requirement, and Non-Contentious Jurisdiction” by James E. Pfander & Daniel D. Birk; “Beyond Diversification: The Pervasive Problem of Excessive Fees and 'Dominated Funds' in 401(k) Plans” by Ian Ayres & Quinn Curtis; “The Uneasy Case for Favoring Long-Term Shareholders” by Jesse M. Fried; and much more.
The Bank Teller and Other Essays on the Politics of Meaning
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,900. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
This book presents a unique and powerful analysis of the psychological and spiritual dimension of politics, culture, and society. In a series of strikingly original essays, Gabel sheds new light on a wide range of subjects based on “the longing for mutual recognition,” including the meaning of American politics, alienation, health care, affirmative action, the SAT, adversarialness, and law.
The annotated Common Law: with 2010 Foreword and Explanatory Notes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 154,110. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Common, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Decoded, demythed rendition of Holmes' classic study of law and judicial development of rules. "The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience." Includes 2010 Foreword; extensive, clear annotations by a Tulane law professor woven into The Common Law; footnotes with real numbers; and original page cites. Care in detail, proofreading, notes, and formatting, unlike any version made.
Order and Dispute: An Introduction to Legal Anthropology
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Law » Comparative
Classic resource in the modern study of legal anthropology, this acclaimed book is now available in an updated, expanded Second Edition. There are many societies that survive in a remarkably orderly fashion without the aid of judges, courts and police. Roberts contends that legal theory has become too closely identified with our own arrangements to be of use in understanding other legal systems.
Lawyers at Work
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 188,060. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal Profession, Nonfiction » Law » Legal Services
A collection of articles and essays by Herbert Kritzer draws on his extensive research related to lawyers and legal practice conducted over the last 35 years. That research has applied existing theoretical frameworks and developed innovative ways of thinking about how to understand what it is that lawyers do. The chapters reflect the wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methodology.
Empirical Theories About Courts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 129,750. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Judicial Power, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
The classic and groundbreaking study of trial courts and other dispute processes -- and ways to think about researching them -- is now available in a modern ebook edition. Much cited and relevant today in how it frames the analysis of courts, this book's new republication features additional introductions and afterword by the editors Keith Boyum and Lynn Mather, and a Foreword by Christina Boyd.
Justicia e Injusticias en Venezuela: Estudios de Historia Social del Derecho
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 99,450. Language: Spanish. Published: June 11, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law, Nonfiction » History » South American
Analysis of institutions of law, politics, and reform in Venezuela 1780-2000, from the leading voice. El tema principal es la relación entre la justicia y la política. No está explorada usando una hipótesis sencilla, e.g. que la justicia ha estado siempre al servicio de la política. Tal tipo de hipótesis empobrecería el análisis... El aparato de justicia es necessario pero es peligroso.
Contract Law in America: A Social and Economic Case Study
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 121,710. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal theory, Nonfiction » Law » Business and commercial law
Contract law as applied in the real world and not just in the books. A classic study of the social and economic realities of commercial and trade law, told through cases and rich historical analysis. Comparing law over three distinct historical eras, Friedman shows that contracts law is more contingent and varying than traditional legal analysis suggests. Adds new foreword by Stewart Macaulay.
The Sociology of the Professions: Lawyers, Doctors and Others
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,510. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal Profession, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Dingwall and Lewis's renowned compilation of theorists and empirical researchers into the sociology of the professions was groundbreaking when first published in 1983 and has influenced scholars and professionals since. The new digital edition features a substantive new Foreword by Professor Sida Liu of the University of Wisconsin. Not limited to one occupation or field, as are many such studies.
Rights, Persons, and Organizations: A Legal Theory for Bureaucratic Society (Second Edition)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,100. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2016 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Jurisprudence, Nonfiction » Law » Corporate
Corporations have legal rights, as do many other large-scale organizations. But what does it mean to ascribe rights and "personhood" to such entities, and what is the rationale for doing so? These are central questions for an organizational society such as ours, yet they have received consistently little attention in modern political and legal thought. An important study, now in its 2nd Edition.

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