Explores 250 of the most fundamental cases, laws and trials that have changed our world. Examines diverse topics from around the globe. Offers authoriative context to ancient documents as well as contemporary issues.
Michael H. Roffer is associate librarian for reader services and professor of legal research at New York Law School. A member of the New York Bar since 1984, he served as a law clerk for Senior Judge Roger J. Miner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Roffer's articles on antitrust, criminal procedure, and employment law have appeared in academic and professional law journals.
" . . . mostly focused on the 19th and 20th centuries, such as Miranda warnings, the GI Bill, and the Ten Commandments, from 2550 BCE to the present. VERDICT: ...this book is a worthwhile reference for general college and adult readers with an interest in history or law without the legalese." --Library Journal