An Appealing Act

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1696-2
Publication Date
August 1999
Page Count
197 pages
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/2

An Appealing Act

Why People Appeal in Civil Cases
Scott Barclay

What makes people sue? Why do individuals who have lost their cases decide to appeal, often at great cost? In this book, Scott Barclay offers the most detailed and comprehensive description to date of the motives and concerns underlying an individual's decision to appeal in civil litigation.

About the Author

Scott Barclay is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Albany, State University of New York.
"A well-presented and researched argument for emphasis on the process of appeal rather than the results, and it provides a useful antidote to the more conventional emphasis on results." --Bryant G. Garth, Director, American Bar Foundation
"Clear, engaging, and represents a careful and original piece of scholarship by a young, talented, and promising scholar." --Loretta Stalens, Loyola University