Harold J. Berman

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Required material: All assigned readings are posted in .pdf format on Blackboard. (The .pdf files can be printed on a 2-to-1 basis, if you so desire, conserving paper and ink. This is practical for many of the .pdf files that currently have one printed page per .pdf page, but probably not practical (i.e., legible) for the .pdf files that currently have two(More)
The impetus for the dramatic increase in the number of treatment alternatives for children has come from changes in the theoretical conceptualization of treatment, social and political pressures, and financial considerations. This article reviews the literature on alternatives to hospitalization, appraising the available data on the effectiveness of(More)
Novel Electrolytes for use in new and improved batteries: An NMR Study. This thesis focuses on the use of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in order to study materials for use as electrolytes in batteries. The details of four projects are described in this thesis as well as a brief theoretical background of NMR. Structural and dynamics(More)
A central requirement in the design of a legal system is the protection of law enforcers from coercion by litigants through either violence or bribes. The higher the risk of coercion, the greater the need for protection and control of law enforcers by the state. Such control, however, also makes law enforcers beholden to the state, and politicizes justice.(More)
provided helpful comments on several earlier drafts of this paper. 2 Abstract A central requirement in the design of a legal system is the protection of law enforcers from coercion by litigants through either violence or bribes. The higher the risk of coercion, the greater the need for protection and control of law enforcers by the state. This perspective(More)
Philosophers and lawyers have long argued about the relation of law to politics: " does the king make law " or " does law make the king " ? This persistent debate stems from two different perspectives on the nature of law. Professors of law have long noted that laypersons tend to speak of " a law " and the " laws " while lawyers tend to speak more(More)
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