Faculty Books Published in 2021

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.