Faculty Books Published in 2021 & 2020

The Association of American Law Schools maintains a list of scholarly books published by law school faculty on this page. To submit your book for consideration for this list, please submit the form below.

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Hadar Aviram (University of California, Hastings College of Law)
Yesterday’s Monsters: The Manson Family Cases and the Illusion of Parole

University of California Press, 2020

Relying on nearly fifty years of parole hearing transcripts, as well as interviews and archival materials, readers are invited into the opaque world of the California parole process—a realm of almost unfettered administrative discretion, prison programming inadequacies, high-pitched emotions, and political pressures.

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Shalanda Baker (Northeastern University School of Law)
Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition
Island Press, 2021

Climate change will force us to rethink the way we generate and distribute energy and regulate the system. But how much are we willing to change the system? This unique moment in history provides an unprecedented opening for a deeper transformation of the energy system, and thus, an opportunity to transform society.

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Jack M. Balkin (Yale Law School)
The Cycles of Constitutional Time
Oxford University Press, 2020

The nation’s past holds vital clues for understanding where we are now and where we are headed. This book explains how America’s constitutional system changes through the interplay among three cycles: the rise and fall of dominant political parties, the waxing and waning of political polarization, and alternating episodes of constitutional decay and constitutional renewal.

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Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen (University of California, Irvine, School of Law)
Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India’s Professional Elite
Princeton University Press, January 2021

Less than 10 percent of India’s lawyers are female, but women in the most prestigious firms are significantly represented both at entry and partnership. Elite workspaces are notorious for being unfriendly to new actors, so what allows for aberration in certain workspaces?

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Samantha Barbas (University at Buffalo School of Law)
Rise and Fall of Morris Ernst
The University of Chicago Press

A long-overdue biography of the legendary civil liberties lawyer—a vital and contrary figure who both defended Ulysses and fawned over J. Edgar Hoover.

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Katharine T. Bartlett (Duke University School of Law), Deborah L. Rhode (Stanford Law School), Joanna L. Grossman (Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law), Deborah L. Brake (University of Pittsburgh)
Gender Law and Policy
Wolters Kluwer, 2020

This book provides the theoretical frameworks, legal cases, and policy background necessary for analyzing a broad range of gender issues in the law.

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Elizabeth E. Berenguer (Stetson Law School)
The Legal Scholar’s Guidebook
Wolters Kluwer, 2020

Demystifying academic legal writing by providing concrete advice on topic selection, research strategies, and analytical frameworks.

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Ashutosh Bhagwat (UC Davis School of Law)
Our Democratic First Amendment
Cambridge University Press, 2020

The First Amendment to the US Constitution protects free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association and assembly, and the right to petition the government. Why did the Framers protect these particular rights? What role were these rights intended to play in our democracy? And what force do they retain in today’s world?

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Frank O. Bowman III (University of Missouri School of Law)
High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump
Cambridge University Press, July 2019

Traces the roots of the impeachment process from medieval England through its adoption in the Constitution and within the American experience.

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Ray Brescia (Albany Law School)
The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions
Cornell University Press, 2021

Through moments during which social movements have embraced advances in communications technologies, Brescia illuminates the complicated, dangerous, innovative, and exciting relationship between these technologies, social movements, and social change.

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Ray Brescia (Albany Law School), Eric K. Stern (University at Albany)
Crisis Lawyering: Effective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations
NYU Press, 2021

When crisis hits—whether that be extrajudicial detention, unprompted deportation, pandemics, or natural disasters—lawyers are increasingly among the first responders, equipped with the knowledge necessary to navigate the regulations of this ever more complex world.

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Kenneth S. Broun (University of North Carolina School of Law)
McCormick on Evidence, 8th Edition
Thomson Reuters, 2020

Recognized as the foremost authority on evidence law today, McCormick on Evidence offers comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the rules and theory of evidence with a pragmatic approach.


William Byrnes (Texas A&M University School of Law) and Robert T. Cole (University of California Berkeley School of Law)

Practical Guide to U.S. Transfer Pricing

Matthew Bender Elite Products, January 2020

Comprehensive guide on tax risk management on fifty of the foremost economists and accountants.

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Thomas E. Carbonneau (Penn State Law), William E. Butler (Penn State Dickinson Law), Henry Allen Blair (Mitchell Hamline School of Law)
International Litigation and Arbitration, Cases and Materials, 3rd Edition
West Academic, 2020

This book addresses traditional analytical issues—such as jurisdiction, proof of foreign law, anti-suit injunctions, sovereign immunity, trans-border evidence gathering, drafting and enforcing arbitral contracts, and enforcing court judgments and arbitral awards—while always keeping focus on the practical aspects that attend the international representation of clients.

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George C. Christie (Duke), Patrick H. Martin (LSU), Adam J. MacLeod (Faulkner)
Jurisprudence: Text and Readings on the Philosophy of Law
West Academic, 2020

This book is designed for use in courses in law schools and university departments of philosophy. It can serve as a text for basic and advanced courses and seminars.

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David S. Cohen (Drexel University Kline School of Law) and Carol Joffe
Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America
University of California Press, Ferbruary 2020

Captures the reality of the barriers people face in accessing essential medical care due to the politicization of abortion

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George Critchlow (Gonzaga University School of Law), Gonzaga University School of Law
The Lifer and the Lawyer
Cascade Books, 2020

This book raises questions about childhood trauma, religion, race, the purpose of punishment, and a criminal justice system that requires harmless old men to die in prison.


Gilda Daniels (University of Baltimore School of Law)
Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America
NYU Press, January 2020

A former Deputy Chief in the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Professor Daniels analyzes how the continuous assault on voting rights has led to a cycle of voter disenfranchisement and suppression to erode American democracy.

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Martha F. Davis (Northeastern University School of Law), Morten Kjaerum (University of Aalborg, Denmark), Amanda Lyons (University of Minnesota Law School)
Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021

This important Research Handbook explores the nexus between human rights, poverty and inequality as a critical lens for understanding and addressing key challenges of the coming decades, including the objectives set out in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Mary Dudziak (Emory University School of Law), Mark Bradley (University of Chicago, Department of History)
Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism
University of Massachusetts Press, 2021

Moving from the first years of the Cold War to Korea, Vietnam, and more recent “forever” wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Young reveals the ways in which war became ever-present, yet more covert and abstract, particularly as aerial bombings and faceless drone strikes have attained greater strategic value.

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James G. Dwyer (William and Mary Law School)
The Oxford Handbook of Children and the Law
Oxford University Press, March 2020

An international collection of analysis of the law and science pertaining to reproduction, child maltreatment, parentage, and child advocacy laws among several other issues.

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Susan Beth Farmer (Penn State Law)
Comparative Competition Policy
Edward Elgar, 2020

This essential two-volume collection comprehensively examines the theories behind competition, the issues surrounding the abuse of dominance or monopolization and the vertical restraints of trade, as well as cartels, non-cartels and mergers along with an insight into practice and procedures.

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Elizabeth Fisher (Oxford University), Sidney A. Shapiro (Wake Forest University)
Administrative Competence: Reimagining Administrative Competence
Cambridge University Press, 2020

Grounded in extensive interdisciplinary, historical, and doctrinal analysis, Fisher and Shapiro show why understanding both the capacity and authority of expert public administration is crucial to ensure the legitimacy and accountability of the administrative state.

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E. Scott Fruehwald (Deane School of Law at Hofstra University)
How to Teach Lawyers, Judges, and Law Students Critical Thinking: Millions Saw the Apple Fall, but Newton Asked Why
February 2020

A guidebook for professors to teach their students how to become critical thinkers.

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Raquel J. Gabriel (CUNY School of Law), Nicole P. Dyszlewski
(Rogers Williams University School of Law), Suzanne Harrington-Steppen
(Rogers Williams University School of Law), Anna Russell (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Library), Genevieve B. Tung (Penn State Law)
Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion and Equity in the Law School Classroom
Carolina Academic Press

Drawing upon the experience of faculty from across the country, Integrating Doctrine and Diversity is a collection of essays with practical advice, written by faculty for faculty, on specific ways to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into the law school curriculum.

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Brandon L. Garrett (Duke University School of Law)
Autopsy of a Crime Lab: Exposing the Flaws in Forensics
University of California Press, 2021

Exposing the dangerously imperfect forensic evidence that we rely on for criminal convictions.

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Carol Goforth (University of Arkansas Fayetteville Law Center)
Regulation of Cryptotransactions
West Academic, March 2020

Introduction and explanation of cryptocurrency, how it functions, is used, and regulated.

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Michele Bratcher Goodwin (University of California Irvine School of Law)
Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood
Cambridge University Press, February 2020

An in-depth examination of the last decade, how reproductive health and rights have become vulnerable to legislative attacks and thus criminalized.

Graham’s Handbook of Illinois Evidence, 2021 Edition
Michael H. Graham (University of Miami School of Law)
Graham’s Handbook of Illinois Evidence, 2021 Edition
Wolters Kluwer, January 2021

A comprehensive and practical guide to the Illinois Rules of Evidence and related issues, providing clear explanations of the settled law and expert advice on more complicated evidentiary problems.

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Jamal Greene (Columbia Law School)
How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights Is Tearing America Apart
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021

An eminent constitutional scholar reveals how our approach to rights is dividing America, and shows how we can build a better system of justice.

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Ariela J. Gross (University of Southern California Gould School of Law) and Alejandro de la Fuente
Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, Louisiana
Cambridge University Press, January 2020

Tells the story of how enslaved and freed Blacks used the law to claim their freedom and citizenship in three different slave societies, to demonstrate how the law, not bondage, established what blackness means.

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Aya Gruber (University of Colorado Law School)
The Feminist War on Crime
University of California Press, 2020

This book documents the failure of the state to combat sexual and domestic violence through law and punishment. Zero-tolerance anti-violence law and policy tend to make women less safe and more fragile.

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Karen J. Greenberg (Fordham University School of Law)
Reimagining the National Security State: Liberalism on the Brink
Cambridge University Press, January 2020

Summarizes and analyzes how the American war on terror influenced civil liberties, human rights and the rule of law in the U.S.

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Moshe Halbertal (New York University School of Law)
Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism
Yale University Press, 2020

This broad, systematic account of Nahmanides’s thought explores his conception of halakhah and his approach to the central concerns of medieval Jewish thought, including notions of God, history, revelation, and the reasons for the commandments.

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Rachel Harmon (University of Virginia Law School)
The Law of the Police
Wolters Kluwer, 2021

Explores the complex array of federal, state, and local legal rules that govern police encounters with the public.

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Jill Elaine Hasday (University of Minnesota Law School)
Intimate Lies and the Law
Oxford University Press, July 2019

Examines laws that allows partners in relationships to deceive and cause harm without facing legal consequences.

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Richard L. Hasen (University of California Irvine School of Law)
Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy
Yale University Press, February 2020

Summarizes four factors that are fueling the widespread distrust of the accuracy and fairness of American elections.

Reconstructing the Corporation
Grant M. Hayden (Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law) and Matthew T. Bodie (Saint Louis University School of Law)
Reconstructing the Corporation: From Shareholder Primacy to Shared Governance
Cambridge University Press, February 2021

This book critically examines the current state of corporate governance law and provides decisive rebuttals to longstanding arguments for the exclusive shareholder franchise.

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Michael Hell (Columbia Law School), James Salzman (UCLA Law)
Mine!: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives
Penguin Random House, 2021

A hidden set of rules governs who owns what–explaining everything from whether you can recline your airplane seat to why HBO lets you borrow a password illegally–and in this lively and entertaining guide, two acclaimed law professors reveal how things become “mine.”

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Herma Hill Kay (UC Berkeley School of Law)
Paving the Way: The First American Women Law Professors
University of California Press, 2021

The first wave of trailblazing female law professors and the stage they set for American democracy. Foreword by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Joseph D. Kearney (Marquette University School of Law), Thomas W. Merrill (Columbia Law School)
Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago
Cornell University Press, 2021

How did Chicago, a city known for commerce, come to have such a splendid public waterfront—its most treasured asset? A story of social, political, and legal conflict in which private and public rights have clashed repeatedly over time.

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Renee Knake Jefferson (University of Houston Law Center), Hannah Brenner Johnson (California Western School of Law)
Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court
NYU Press, May 2020

Tells the story of the nine women who were formally considered and passed over for a seat on the Supreme Court bench.

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Kenneth S. Broun (University of North Carolina School of Law)
McCormick on Evidence, 8th Edition
Thomson Reuters, 2020

Recognized as the foremost authority on evidence law today, McCormick on Evidence offers comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the rules and theory of evidence with a pragmatic approach.

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Carlton F.W. Larson (UC Davis School of Law)
On Treason: a Citizen’s Guide to the Law

Ecco/HarperCollins, 2020

A guide for anyone who wants to understand the role of treason law in our constitutional democracy, grounded in over two decades of research.

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Richard E. Levy (University of Kansas School of Law), Robert L. Glicksman (The George Washington University Law School)
Administrative Law: Agency Action in Legal Context
Foundation Press, 2020

By focusing on five important and representative agencies (the EPA, NLRB, SSA, IRS, and FCC), the book addresses two key problems for teaching and learning administrative law: (1) students’ lack of familiarity with agencies and what they do; and (2) the difficulty of understanding new and different agencies and their organic statutes for each new administrative law case.

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Celestine R. McConville (Chapman University Fowler School of Law), Evan Tsen Lee (University of California, Hastings College of the Law), Donald L. Doernberg (Pace Law School)
Federal Courts: A Contemporary Approach, 6th Edition
West Academic, 2021

The Sixth Edition retains the existing structure and interactive features, but now includes multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter, with explanations for each alternative.

Painting Constitutional Law
M.C. Mirow (Florida International University College of Law) and Howard M. Wasserman (Florida International University College of Law)
Painting Constitutional Law: Xavier Cortada’s Images of Constitutional Rights
Brill, January 2021

Xavier Cortada portrays ten significant decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States that originated from people, places, and events in Florida.

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Kimberly E. O’Leary (Cooley Law School), Jeanette Buttrey
(Cooley Law School), Joni Larson
Improving Student Learning in the Doctrinal Law School Classroom
Carolina Academic Press, 2020

Legal education has created silos where certain professors teach “skills” courses and others teach “doctrine.”  This book challenges that division by building on learning theories that establish students cannot truly learn doctrine without explicit instruction in skills.

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Michael A. Olivas (University of Houston Law Center)
Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA
NYU Press, June 2020

A comprehensive history of the DREAM Act and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals over the last two decades.

Legal Recognition of Non-Conjugal Families
Nausica Palazzo (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Legal Recognition of Non-Conjugal Families
Hart Publishing, 2021

This book argues that insufficient recognition of new families is a legal problem that needs fixing in light of recent evolutions in family patterns and normative conceptions of ‘family’.

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Edward A. Purcell Jr. (New York Law School)
Antonin Scalia and American Constitutionalism: The Historical Significance of a Judicial Icon
Oxford University Press, 2020

A comprehensive study of the constitutional jurisprudence of Justice Antonin Scalia, this book examines whether Scalia’s judgments were consistent with his professed jurisprudential theories, and presents historical and theoretical analysis of originalist jurisprudence, revealing its inadequacies and manipulability.

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Sarah E. Ricks (Rutgers Law School), Evelyn Tenenbaum (Albany Law School)
Current Issues in Constitutional Litigation: A Context and Practice Casebook
Carolina Academic Press, 2020

This casebook focuses on the constitutional and statutory doctrines necessary to litigate 4th, 8th, and 14th Amendment claims, 1st Amendment religion claims that arise in prison, and the 11th Amendment defense.

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C. Paul Rogers, III (Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law), William R. Andersen (University of Washington School of Law)
Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice, Fifth Edition
Carolina Academic Press, January 2020

Newly updated to reflect how the landscape has changed, this casebook is focused on the development of antitrust law through Supreme Court cases using a problem-based approach.

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Roberto Rosas (St. Mary’s Law)
Migration Through the Mirror
Full Court Press, February 2020

A collection of reflections on the female migrant experience from women of different backgrounds and perspectives.

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Josephine Ross (Howard University School of Law)
A Feminist Critique of Police Stops
Cambridge University Press, 2021

Building on feminist principles, Ross demonstrates why the Supreme Court got it wrong when it allowed police to stop, search, and sometimes strip-search people and call it consent.

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Michael Saks (Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University), Stephan Landsman (DePaul University College of Law)
Closing Death’s Door: Legal Innovations to End the Epidemic of Healthcare Harm
Oxford University Press, 2021

This book brings the psychology of decision making together with the law to explore ways to improve patient safety and reduce iatrogenic injury, when neither the healthcare industry itself nor the legal system has made a substantial dent in the problem.

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Pierre Schlag, Amy J. Griffin (University of Colorado Law School)
How to Do Things with Legal Doctrine
University of Chicago Press, 2020

Legal doctrine—the creation of doctrinal concepts, arguments, and legal regimes built on the foundation of written law—is the currency of contemporary law.

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Philip G. Schrag (Georgetown University Law Center)
Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America
University of California Press, 2020

This book documents the history of the legal and political struggle to end the U.S. government’s practice of jailing children and families for months, or even years, until overburdened immigration courts could rule on their claims for asylum.

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Joseph A. Seiner (University of South Carolina School of Law)
The Virtual Workplace: Public Health, Efficiency, and Opportunity
Cambridge University Press, 2021

Explores the emerging issues of virtual work and looks at how employers have turned to technology during the pandemic.

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Scott Skinner-Thompson (University of Colorado Law School)
AIDS and the Law, Sixth Edition
Wolters Kluwer, January 2020

Summarizes the complex, intersecting legal, medical and scientific issues surrounding the HV epidemic, including the latest developments and new case laws pertaining to HIV.

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Scott Skinner-Thompson (University of Colorado Law School)
Privacy at the Margins
Cambridge University Press, 2020

Limited legal protections for privacy leave minority communities vulnerable to concrete injuries and violence when their information is exposed.

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Maurice E. Stucke (University of Tennessee College of Law), Ariel Ezrachi (Oxford University)
Competition Overdose: How Free Market Mythology Transformed Us from Citizen Kings to Market Servants
HarperCollins, 2020

This book uses dozens of vivid examples to show how society overprescribed competition as a solution and when unbridled rivalry hurts consumers, kills entrepreneurship, and increases economic inequality.

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Kirsten Sword ( Indiana University Bloomington)
Sword on wives in early America

The University of Chicago Press, 2021

A richly researched history that reconstructs the stories of wives who fled their husbands between the mid-seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries, comparing their plight with that of other runaway dependents.

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Symeon C. Symeonides (Willamette University College of Law)
Choice of Law in Practice: A Twenty-Year Report from the Trenches
Brill-Nijhoff Publishers, 2020

A review of the decisions of all American appellate courts in the last twenty years and discusses those that add something new to the development or understanding of conflicts law, particularly choice of law.

Cross-Border Infringement of Personality Rights via the Internet
Symeon C. Symeonides (Willamette University College of Law)
Cross-Border Infringement of Personality Rights via the Internet
Brill, Januay 2021

This book explores the ways in which various Western countries have addressed conflicts of laws arising from injuries to rights of personality—such as defamation or invasion of privacy—but also advances new, practical ideas about how these conflicts should be resolved.


Kelly Terry (University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law), Gerald F. Hess(Gonzaga University School of Law), Emily Grant (Washburn University School of Law) and Sandra Simpson (Gonzaga University School of Law)
Assessment of Teaching and Learning: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Law Schools
Carolina Academic Press, 2021

This book discusses every aspect of assessment from the broad topics of creating a culture of assessment and the institutional assessment process to the more specific topics of assessing student learning at the course and program levels and assessing teaching effectiveness.

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Timothy William Waters (Indiana University Maurer School of Law)
Boxing Pandora: Rethinking Borders, States and Secession in a Democratic Word
Yale University Press, January 2020

A reassessment of the current international order in which the author proposes the right of people to form new states in the interest of maintaining peace.

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Stephen Ware (University of Kansas School of Law), Alan Rau (University of Texas at Austin School of Law)
Arbitration
Foundation Press, 2020

This thoroughly updated Fourth Edition, largely by a new co-author, discusses arbitration law and practice clearly and reliably, with engaging context ranging from partisan political battles to a Justin Bieber tweet.

Privilege Revealed How Invisible Preference Undermines America
Stephanie M. Wildman (Santa Clara University School of Law)
Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America
NYU Press, 2021

This book focuses on language, the workplace, the implications of comparing racism and sexism, race-based housing privilege, the dream of diversity and the cycle of exclusion, the rule of law and invisible systems of privilege, and the power of law to transform society.

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Corey Rayburn Yung (University of Kansas School of Law)
Criminal Law: Second Edition
Creative Commons, 2020

This casebook for a first-year criminal law course at American law schools covers statutory interpretation, actus reus, mens rea, attempt, conspiracy, homicide, rape, and general affirmative defenses.

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Corey Rayburn Yung (University of Kansas School of Law)
Sex Crimes: First Edition
Creative Commons, 2020

This textbook covers the criminalization of sexual deviance, rape, sexual assault, obscenity, nonconsensual pornography, child molestation, incest, child pornography, sex trafficking, sex work, prostitution, sex offender registration, sex offender residency restrictions, and sex offender civil commitment.