Medical Law and Moral Rights discusses live issues arising in modern medical practice. Do patients undergoing intolerable irremediable suffering have a moral right to physician-assisted suicide? Ought they to have a comparable legal right? Do the moral duties of a mother to care for and not abuse her child also apply to her fetus? Ought fetuses to be given legal rights requiring pregnant women to submit to medical treatment without their consent? Ought single women, homosexual couples or persons carrying serious genetic defects to have a legal right to procreate? Ought a physician to perform an abortion requested for some frivolous reason? Ought physicians to be permitted to refuse to provid...
"Sport and the Law (4th Edition) explains the law as it applies to sporting organisations and sportspeople, describing key legal concepts in simple terms and covering issues such as negligence, defamation, doping, the responsibilities of club administrators and more. This new edition uses examples from recent events and the Beijing Olympics to explore civil liability amendments, the growing importance of global broadcast rights and developments in insurance and risk management."--Publisher description.
Kelsen, Hans. General Theory of Law and State. Translated by Anders Wedberg. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1945. xxxiii, 516pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-32334. ISBN 1-886363-74-9. Cloth. $95. * Reprint of the first edition. Classic work by a noted Austrian jurist, Hans Kelsen [1881-1973] in which he advances his theories of the pure nature of law and of the state as separate from a philosophy of justice. The appendix includes an analysis of the natural law doctrine in its opposition to legal positivism.
Ross, Alf. On Law and Justice. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1959. xi, 383 pp. Reprint available December 2004 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-488-6. Cloth. $90. * In this influential and oft-cited study Ross discounted the theories of natural law, positivism and legal realism. In their stead, he proposed the abandonment of "ought-propositions" for the "is-propositions" employed by other empirical sciences, thereby envisioning lawyers that serve merely as "rational technologists." Less bound by tradition, and traditional notions of justice, jurisprudence then becomes "not only a beautiful mental activity per se, but also an instrument which may benefit any lawyer who wants to understand what he is doing and why" (Preface).