New Arrivals in the Law Library...
August 2013


A STORM OVER THIS COURT: Law, Politics, and Supreme Court Decision Making in Brown v. Board of Education
KF228.B76 H63 2013
By Hockett, Jeffrey D.


On the way to offering a new analysis of the basis of the Supreme Court's iconic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Jeffrey Hockett critiques an array of theories that have arisen to explain it and Supreme Court decision making generally. Drawing upon justices' books, articles, correspondence, memoranda, and draft opinions, ,A Storm over This Court demonstrates that the puzzle of Brown's basis cannot be explained by any one theory.



TAKE UP YOUR PEN: Unilateral Presidential Directives in American Politics
KF5053 .D63 2013
By Dodds, Graham G.


Executive orders and proclamations afford presidents an independent means of controlling a wide range of activities in the federal government--yet they are not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution...In Take Up Your Pen, Dodds offers one of the first historical treatments of this executive prerogative and explores the source of this authority; how executive orders were legitimized, accepted, and routinized; and what impact presidential directives have had on our understanding of the presidency, American politics, and political development.


THE TRAGEDY OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
KF4783 .D44 2013
By DeGirolami, Marc O.


When it comes to questions of religion, legal scholars face a predicament. They often expect to resolve dilemmas according to general principles of equality, neutrality, or the separation of church and state. But such abstractions fail to do justice to the untidy welter of values at stake. Offering new views of how to understand and protect religious freedom in a democracy, The Tragedy of Religious Freedom challenges the idea that matters of law and religion should be referred to far-flung theories about the First Amendment. Examining a broad array of contemporary and more established Supreme Court rulings, Marc DeGirolami explains why conflicts implicating religious liberty are so emotionally fraught and deeply contested.


SHADOW NATIONS : Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism
KF8205 .D88 2013
By Duthu, N. Bruce


Shadow Nations argues for redirecting the trajectory of tribal-federal relations to better reflect the formative ethos of legal pluralism that operated in the nation's earliest years. From an ideological standpoint, this means that we must reexamine several long-held commitments. One is to legal centralism, the view that the nation-state and its institutions are the only legitimate sources of law. Another is to liberalism, the dominant political philosophy that undergirds our democratic structures and situates the individual, not the group or a collective, as the bedrock moral unit of society. From a constitutional standpoint, establishing more robust expressions of tribal sovereignty will require that we take seriously the concerns of citizens, tribal and non-tribal alike, who demand that tribal governments operate consistently with basic constitutional values. From an institutional standpoint, these efforts will require a new, flexible and adaptable institutional architecture that is better suited to accommodating these competing interests.



LEGAL ORIENTALISM : China, the United States, and Modern Law
K237 .R87 2013
By Ruskola, Teemu


Since the Cold War ended, China has become a global symbol of disregard for human rights, while the United States has positioned itself as the world’s chief exporter of the rule of law. How did lawlessness become an axiom about Chineseness rather than a fact needing to be verified empirically, and how did the United States assume the mantle of law’s universal appeal? In a series of wide-ranging inquiries, Teemu Ruskola investigates the history of “legal Orientalism”: a set of globally circulating narratives about what law is and who has it. For example, why is China said not to have a history of corporate law, as a way of explaining its “failure” to develop capitalism on its own? Ruskola shows how a European tradition of philosophical prejudices about Chinese law developed into a distinctively American ideology of empire, influential to this day.


WHAT THE BEST LAW TEACHERS DO
K100 .S39 2013
By Schwartz, Michael Hunter


What the Best Law Teachers Do introduces readers to twenty-six professors from law schools across the United States. These instructors are renowned for their exacting standards: they set expectations high, while also making course requirements--and their belief that their students can meet them--clear from the outset. They demonstrate professional behavior and tell students to approach class as they would their future professional life: by being as prepared, polished, and gracious as possible. And they prepare themselves for class in depth, even when they have taught the course for years.

The best law professors understand that the little things matter. They start class on time and stay afterward to answer questions. They learn their students' names and respond promptly to emails. These instructors are all tough--but they are also committed, creative, and compassionate mentors. With its close-to-the-ground accounts of exceptional educators in action, What the Best Law Teachers Do offers insights into effective pedagogy that transcend the boundaries of legal education.



PRISON RAPE : An American Institution?
KF9329 .S57 2013
By Singer, Michael


Each year, as many as 200,000 individuals are victims of various types of sexual abuse perpetrated in American prisons, jails, juvenile detention facilities, and lockups. As many as 80,000 of them suffer violent or repeated rape. Those who are outside the incarceration experience are largely unaware of this ongoing physical and mental damage--abuses that not only affect the victims and perpetrators, but also impose vast costs on society as a whole. This book supplies a uniquely full account of this widespread sexual abuse problem.

Author Michael Singer has drawn on official reports to provide a realistic assessment of the staggering financial cost to society of this sexual abuse, and comprehensively addressed the current, severely limited legal procedures for combating sexual abuse in incarceration. The book also provides an evaluation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 and its recently announced national standards, and assesses their likely future impact on the institution of prison rape in America.



LONG WARS AND THE CONSTITUTION
KF5060 .G73 2013
By Griffin, Stephen M.


In a wide-ranging constitutional history of presidential war decisions from 1945 to the present, Stephen M. Griffin rethinks the long-running debate over the “imperial presidency” and concludes that the eighteenth-century Constitution is inadequate to the challenges of a post-9/11 world.



WAR POWERS : The Politics of Constitutional Authority
JK339 .Z45 2013
By Zeisberg, Mariah Ananda


Armed interventions in Libya, Haiti, Iraq, Vietnam, and Korea challenged the US president and Congress with a core question of constitutional interpretation: does the president, or Congress, have constitutional authority to take the country to war? War Powers argues that the Constitution doesn't offer a single legal answer to that question. But its structure and values indicate a vision of a well-functioning constitutional politics, one that enables the branches of government themselves to generate good answers to this question for the circumstances of their own times.



Please select items you want to check out:

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(1) BIG DATA--SOCIAL ASPECTS.
Mayer-Schonberger, Viktor. Big data : a revolution that will transform how we live, work, and think. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. QA76.9.D343 M396 2013

(2) BROWN, OLIVER, 1918-1961--TRIALS, LITIGATION, ETC.
Hockett, Jeffrey D. A storm over this court : law, politics, and Supreme Court decision making in Brown v. Board of Education. Charlottesville, Va : University of Virginia Press, 2013. KF228.B76 H63 2013

(3) CLOTHING TRADE--LAW AND LEGISLATION--UNITED STATES.
Furi-Perry, Ursula. The little book of fashion law. Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, 2013. KF3409.C56 F87 2013

(4) CONSTITUTIONAL LAW--UNITED STATES.
Fallon, Richard H., Jr. The dynamic constitution : an introduction to American constitutional law and practice. Second edition. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013. KF4550 .F35 2013

(5) COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT--CONGRESSES.
CAS jurisprudence and new developments in international sports law : 3rd CAS & SAV/FSA Conference Lausanne 2010 : colloquium. Bern : Editions Weblaw, 2012. K3702 .C37 2012

(6) CUSTODY OF CHILDREN--UNITED STATES.
Pranzo, Diane M. Child custody and visitation disputes in Sweden and the United States : a study of love, justice, and knowledge. Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2013. K707 .P73 2013

(7) EXECUTIVE ORDERS--UNITED STATES--HISTORY.
Dodds, Graham G. Take up your pen : unilateral presidential directives in American politics. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. KF5053 .D63 2013

(8) FREEDOM OF RELIGION--UNITED STATES.
DeGirolami, Marc O. The tragedy of religious freedom. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013. KF4783 .D44 2013

(9) INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA--CIVIL RIGHTS.
Recognition, sovereignty struggles, & indigenous rights in the United States : a sourcebook. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2013. KF8210.C5 R43 2013

(10) INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA--LEGAL STATUS, LAWS, ETC.
Duthu, N. Bruce. Shadow nations : tribal sovereignty and the limits of legal pluralism. New York : Oxford University Press, 2013. KF8205 .D88 2013

(11) INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION--CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES.
The SAGE handbook of international higher education. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications, 2012. LC1090 .S26 2012

(12) LAW--CHINA--PHILOSOPHY--HISTORY.
Ruskola, Teemu. Legal orientalism : China, the United States, and modern law. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013. K237 .R87 2013

(13) LAW--STUDY AND TEACHING.
Schwartz, Michael Hunter. What the best law teachers do. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013. K100 .S39 2013

(14) LAW--STUDY AND TEACHING.
Sparrow, Sophie. Teaching law by design for adjuncts. Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, 2010. K100 .S68 2010

(15) MUSIC TRADE--LAW AND LEGISLATION--UNITED STATES.
Shavers, Amber Nicole. The little book of music law. Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, 2013. KF4291 .S52 2013

(16) RAPE--UNITED STATES.
Singer, Michael. Prison rape : an American institution? Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, 2013. KF9329 .S57 2013

(17) REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT AND REPRESENTATION--DECISION MAKING.
Elster, Jon. Securities against misrule : juries, assemblies, elections. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013. JF1051 .E47 2013

(18) SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT--LAW AND LEGISLATION.
Sustainable development, international criminal justice, and treaty implementation. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2013. K3585 .S868 2013

(19) TRANSGENDER PEOPLE--LEGAL STATUS, LAWS, ETC.--UNITED STATES.
Howell, Ally Windsor. Transgender persons and the law. Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, 2013. KF4754.5 .H69 2013

(20) UNITED STATES. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY--RULES AND PRACTICE.
Globalizing torture : CIA secret detention and extraordinary rendition. New York, N.Y. : Open Society Foundations, 2013. KF9635 .G56 2013

(21) UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES--LAW AND LEGISLATION--UNITED STATES.
Town and gown : legal strategies for effective collaboration. First Edition. Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, Section of State and Local Government Law, 2013. KF4225 .T69 2013

(22) WAR AND EMERGENCY POWERS--UNITED STATES.
Griffin, Stephen M. Long wars and the Constitution. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013. KF5060 .G73 2013

(23) WAR AND EMERGENCY POWERS--UNITED STATES--HISTORY.
Zeisberg, Mariah Ananda. War powers : the politics of constitutional authority. Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2013. JK339 .Z45 2013

(24) WOMEN LAWYERS--UNITED STATES.
Vincent, Gindi Eckel. Learning to lead : what really works for women in law. Chicago : American Bar Association, Commission on Women in the Profession, 2013. KF299.W6 V56 2013


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