The April 2016 issue is the annual Developments in the Law special issue. The topic of this extensive study is “Indian Law,” including specific focus on tribal executive branches, tribal authority to follow fresh pursuit onto non-tribal (state) land, reconsidering ICRA and rights, securing Native American voting rights, and indigenous people and extractive industries. In [...]
Llewellyn’s Classic Guide to Law Study and 1L Advice, The Bramble Bush: features Introduction and notes by Stewart Macaulay
Written over 80 years ago, but highly relevant still, THE BRAMBLE BUSH is frequently and strongly recommended for students considering law school, just before starting, or early in the first semester. It began as introductory lectures by legal legend Karl Llewellyn to 1Ls at Columbia. It still speaks to law, legal reasoning, class prep, and exam skills–a classic for each new generation.
In new paperback, hardcover, Kindle, Apple & Nook. Introduced and annotated.
A Woman’s Right to Culture is a new and insightful analysis of the usual meme that cultural rights in international law are at odds with the rights of women in affected societies. Rather than seeing these concepts as mutually exclusive, Linda Veazey frames cultural rights — through detailed case studies and analysis of law — [...]
Boyum & Mather’s classic Empirical Theories About Courts is Digitally Remastered:™ A foundational work in the field of trial courts
The classic and groundbreaking study of trial courts and other dispute processes — and foundational ways to think about researching them — is now available in a modern digital edition. It is edited by Professors Keith O. Boyum and Lynn Mather, and contains chapters from the leading theorists about courts and their research.
Much cited and [...]
“Lisa McElroy perfectly captures the pressures, challenges, and triumphs of both teaching and studying the law. Filled with big, memorable personalities, Called On is an utterly charming depiction of the 1L experience.” — Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Ex
“McElroy nails law school—from first-day jitters to gunners and back-benchers—in a funny, perceptive, [...]
NEW FIELD, NEW CORN is an anthology of research papers that explore a range of topics from the rich legal history of the state of Alabama and its influential legal and judicial figures. Contemporary photography and mapwork are featured as well.
“Alabama legal history can be surprising. Usually, this history is identified [...]
Jonathan Liljeblad explores endangered species and international law, and how CITES is enforced locally
Debates over U.S. government policy frequently follow a philosophy of devolution in authority from federal government to local government. This concept opens the possibility of greater local involvement in national policy implementation—and provides international treaties an opportunity to advance global policy by incorporating the efforts of local actors into their implementation framework. Much of international [...]
Robert Sauté recounts history and institutions of U.S. public interest law in his book For the Poor and Disenfranchised
Robert Sauté’s study explores over a century of public interest representations, pro bono legal work, and litigation groups such as the ACLU and NAACP’s Inc. Fund from a social science perspective of history and institutional analysis.
For the Poor and Disenfranchised is a sociological account of the public interest bar in the United States. It traces [...]
The Legal Protection of Foreign Investments Against Political Risk examines how political risks associated with foreign direct investment in the energy sector are managed or mitigated, and suggests new ways to deal with the possibility of such risk. It applies its analysis–using case studies and international law, and examining actual contracts–to the specific context of [...]
Eliezer Segal explores Jewish history and legends in his witty new collection of essays Chronicles and Commentaries
The controversial history of sermons, the physics and philosophy of rainbows, lions in the synagogue, hares in the Greek Bible, the gold standard, God in human disguise—these are but a few of the many topics that are introduced in this lively miscellany of glimpses into exotic frontiers of Jewish literature, history, and tradition. In the [...]
Wester’s book Land Divided By Law explores environmental history of Yakama Indians in Pacific Northwest
Wester’s environmental history of Yakama and Euro-American cultural interactions during the 19th and early 20th century explores the role of law in both curtailing and promoting rights to subsistence resources within a market economy. Her study, using original source files, case histories, and contemporary writings, particularly describes how the struggle [...]
Aviva Orenstein pens novel Fat Chance about a zaftig lawyer lucky at work but not so much at home and play
Confident at work but clueless at love, Claire is 40 and overweight—not a recipe she imagines can solve the romance gap. Dealing with her father’s death and an angry teen doesn’t make it easier. Finding no help from her ex, who is distracted by remarriage to a much younger woman, Claire copes by relying on [...]
Even a cursory glance at today’s headlines reveals that higher education is in crisis. Tuition outpaces inflation, states slash budgets, graduation rates decline, and technology threatens to reshape everything. Universities continue to crank out new PhDs, but many will become poorly paid members of a secondary, adjunct labor force teaching most of today’s college courses. [...]
Yale Law Journal, March ‘16: Municipal bankruptcy, professional speech, insider trading, and reproductive rights
This issue of the Yale Law Journal (the fifth issue of academic year 2015-2016) features articles and essays by notable scholars, as well as extensive student research. Contents include:
• “Governance Reform and the Judicial Role in Municipal Bankruptcy,” by Clayton P. Gillette & David A. Skeel, Jr.
• “Professional Speech,” by Claudia E. Haupt
• “Casey and [...]