Justice without law?

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Oxford University Press, 1983 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 182 pages
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Describes the disadvantages of litigation, looks at what the American legal system suggests about our society, and discusses arbitration, mediation, and conciliation, alternatives to our adversary approach to justice

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Contents

Introduction
3
Colonial Patterns
19
From Bible Communism
47
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

Jerold S. Auerbach was born in Philadelphia on May 7, 1936. After graduating from Oberlin College, he entered Columbia Law School in the hopes of becoming a civil liberties lawyer. However, he quickly became disenchanted with the legal system and left the legal profession to pursue a career in history. He became a professor of history at Wellesley College. Auerbach's experiences with the law greatly influenced his writing. Through such works as Unequal Justice and Justice Without Law, he explored the darker side of the legal profession and struggled to understand and interpret law as it pertained to American society. His Jewish background also influenced his writing and provided us with such works as Rabbis and Lawyers and Jacob's Voices: Reflections of a Wandering American Jew, the latter an autobiographical work.