By tracing the modern history of employment discrimination, Sperino and Thomas provide an authoritative account of how our legal system evolved into an institution that is inherently biased against workers making rights claims.
Our list of new books is updated. Last month, the Law Library received titles on employment law, legal writing, legal history, and international law, among other topics.
One of our new titles is Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial, edited by James M. Wagstaffe and published by LexisNexis. That name might sound vaguely familiar because Mr. Wagstaffe used to write and edit a Rutter guide covering the same topic. Now his treatment is available in print in mostly-white binders with jaunty pops of red and black, a somewhat daring color combination for a legal title.
This new three-volume set is shelved upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 8900 .W35.
Our list of new books is updated. Last month, the Law Library received a wide variety of materials, covering everything from abortion to the WTO.
One of our new titles is The Unexpected Scalia : A Conservative Justice’s Liberal Opinions, by David Dorsen. In his Q&A at SCOTUSblog1, Dorsen says
Although I broadly disagreed with Scalia’s personal and judicial philosophy, he is a very important figure and justice. … I wanted to present his philosophy fairly. It is critical for the development of the law that we understand seminal legal figures, both scholars and judges. Scalia was very supportive of my effort, although there were so many questions that I would have liked to have asked him. He liked the idea that a liberal was writing the book and looked forward to debating me on it.
We allow… [policing] agencies to operate in secret and to decide how to police us, rather than calling the shots ourselves. And the courts, which we depended upon to supervise policing, have let us down entirely.1
Professor Friedman talked with Law Professor and Volokh Conspiracy author Orin Kerr about the book in March. Listen to their debate over at Fed-Soc.org. After you take in the debate, check out the book upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 5399 .F75 2017.
STATA is now available in the law Library! We’ve installed STATA/IC (up to 2,047 variables) for all of your non-R data-crunching needs. It’s on just one PC in the law library computer lab for now. (Let us know if you think a different arrangement would work better for the student body!)
Our list of new books is now updated. Last month, the Law Library received several new Matthew Bender practice guides, as well as books covering a wide variety of topics from the law of chocolate, to legal issues in climate change, to a history of the American legal professoriat.
One of our new titles is Waging War, by First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge (and former Harvard Law professor) David J. Barron. The New York Times reviewer said the book is a “rich and detailed history” that “offer[s] a political analysis about how far Congress has been prepared to push its interventions over the years and how defiant presidents have been willing to be.”1
Our list of new books is now updated. Last month, the Law Library received books on a variety of legal topics, including many casebooks for the Spring 2017 course reserves and a couple of titles about famous lawyers who are women.
One of our newly-purchased titles is Sandra Day O’Connor : How The First Woman on The Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice by visiting professor Joan Biskupic. A 2006 New York Times review called it a “well-researched and… revealing account… [That] gets across O’Connor’s blend of smarts and pearls.” 1