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The Law of the Land: The Evolution of Our Legal System

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The law is a subject that affects every one of us at every moment; yet for most people it remains an almost impenetrable mystery. The Law of the Land takes this important and often intimidating subject and makes it as clear as day. It traces the evolution of our legal system from its origins in medieval Britain, when trial by battle and ordeal (and even more primitive meth ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 447 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by Simon & Schuster
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George Garrigues
Excellent. Very thorough.
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A few additional sentences in several chapters could have provided context for the sections that assume the reader is familiar with the Saxon or Norman invasions of England, or other parts of English history. Also I would have appreciated more detail on legal systems in other countries past or present or anywhere prior to the 13th century.

One idea Rembar promotes several times (and later calls outlandish) is increased socialization of the legal system - the court would pay the lawyers rather tha
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