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Justice - Freedom Vs Fit (Signed)

BBC ,
The seventh of Harvard professor Michael Sandel's famous lectures on the philosophy of justice looks at the issue of individual rights and the freedom to choose. If our place in society is determined by where we best fit, doesn't that eliminate personal choice? What if I am best suited to do one kind of work, but I want to do another?


Business English Books

Mastering Human Resources Management

Kelvin Cheatle , Palgrave
This book is a detailed yet easy-to-read guide to matters concerning the day-to-day issues of managing staff. It includes information on recent UK and European legislation and case law, a reference approach for understanding employment law, and has review checklists, diagrams, assignments and questions to reinforce learning and understanding

Mastering International Trade

Chris Marshall , Palgrave
This book is a practical and accessible introduction to importing and exporting. It provides a logical guide to the processes involved in developing an effective export-marketing plan, explaining the basic procedures that ensure success in the global marketplace. Topics covered include marketing, business finance, contract law in an international context, the internet, and payment

External Language Resources

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For news on various topics including: business, technology, law, scince and space, travel, education and politics.

Films

A Few Good Men

Rob Reiner ,
Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders.

A Time to Kill

Joel Schumacher ,
A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

Cape Fear

Martin Scorsese ,
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a 14 year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Equilibrium

Kurt Wimmer ,
In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

I am Legend

Francis Lawrence ,
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

In the Name of the Father

Jim Sheridan ,
Man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he didn't do imprisons his father as well; a British lawyer helps fight for their freedom.

Michael Clayton

Tony Gilroy ,
A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

Ned Kelly

Gregor Jordan ,
A film about the legendary outlaw whose story outgrew his life

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Joel Coen ,
Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey", set in the deep south during the 1930's. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Philadelphia

Kenneth Lonergan ,
When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

The Age of Innocence

Martin Scorsese ,
Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.

The Departed

Martin Scorsese ,
Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Robert Mulligan ,
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.

Graded Readers

Billy Budd, Sailor (Penguin Readers 3)

Herman Melville , Penguin
Billy Budd is an honest sailor, and everyone likes him. But Budd makes an enemy, John Claggart. Claggart hates Budd, and the result is a serious problem! The captain of the ship is an honest man, and he wants to do the right thing. But he must choose between his feelings and the law

The Moneymaker (Penguin Readers 5)

Janet Gleeson , Penguin
Here is the amazing true story of John Law - gambler, murder and adventurer. In 1695 Law arrived in Paris with an idea, paper money. He started the first bank to print paper notes and today's financial system was born.

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Legal English Books


Against The Law

J. Goldsmith & V. Powell-Smith , Reader's Digest Ltd
A guide to oddities of our Legal System past and present.

Case Studies In Business Law

Jeffrey Young , ELM Publications
This book provides a basic understanding of legal principles and an increased awareness of the legal environment of business. It is recommended that these case-studies be used in conjunction with a textbook

Case Studies In Employment Law

Jeffrey Young , ELM Publications
This book provides a basic understanding of legal principles of employment law. It is recommended that these case-studies be used in conjunction with a textbook

English for Contract and Company Law

Marcella Chartrand, Catherine Millar & Edward Wiltshire , Sweet & Maxwell
This book, aimed at students with an advanced level of English, is designed to provide the necessary background in specific legal English for those wishing to pursue their legal studies in English-speaking countries

English for Law (Professional English Series)

Riley, A. , Macmillan
This book is designed to teach native speakers of other languages to understand the language of law in English. Through a wide variety of exercises, the reader will learn the reading, vocabulary and study skills necessary to work independently on legal materials of their own choice