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Vol 22 No 6 June/July 2017

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Supperstone, Goudie and Walker: Judicial Review

Edited by: Helen Fenwick
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The Bond: A Novel


ISBN13: 9781841139838
Published: August 2009
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £20.99



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Adam Gross, philosopher-cum-lawyer, teaches at an Ivy League law school in New York. Good looking, cultivated, bohemian, he was once considered the rising star of his faculty, but that was a decade ago, and times have changed. Doing the job he always wanted, shaping eager, young, minds, showing them what it takes to be a lawyer, Adam has to face the truth that his style is no longer what the students pay for; and his Dean is getting worried about the rising number of complaints. It doesn't help that he is about to start sleeping with the Dean's wife.

Faced with a struggle for survival, sandwiched between headstrong students and colleagues eager to see him cut down to size, Adam knows no other course than to keep teaching law as he believes it must be taught - as a global, complex and multi-faceted phenomenon in which American law is just one part of the picture. In a world in which the old certainties have been swept away, in which torture happens on our doorstep, and inequalities multiply, more than ever Adam wants his students to understand that they hold the key to a better, more just, future.

This novel by acclaimed Columbia Professor of Law, George Fletcher, is at one and the same time a tale of university life and a primer for anyone wanting to understand what studying law is really like. Provocative, challenging, shocking and amusing, this novel reveals what studying law is really like. "The Bond" promises to change forever the way law students (and their teachers) think about the law.

George Fletcher is one of the best known law professors in the US.

Subjects:
General Interest
Contents:
Chapter One Identities
Chapter Two The Power and the Beauty
Chapter Three Law and Birthing
Chapter Four The Aviary
Chapter Five Dogmas We Live By
Chapter Six Domestic Scenes
Chapter Seven Returns of the Day
Chapter Eight Holy Books
Chapter Nine Messages from the Past
Chapter Ten Freedom and Equality
Chapter Eleven New Beginnings
Chapter Twelve Lunch
Chapter Thirteen The Gettysburg Address
Chapter Fourteen God at Home
Chapter Fifteen The Sabbath
Chapter Sixteen And Then There Was Evening
Chapter Seventeen Good Taste
Chapter Eighteen The Heat of Battle
Chapter Nineteen Thoughts of the Father
Chapter Twenty David at War
Chapter Twenty-one Lunch-hour Politics
Chapter Twenty-two Consent
Chapter Twenty-three The Debate
Chapter Twenty-four Nightmare and Normalcy
Chapter Twenty-five The Return to Trust
Chapter Twenty-six Insurance
Chapter Twenty-seven The Star Chamber
Chapter Twenty-eight Glory
Chapter Twenty-nine New Lives