A new edition is here! The online version is live, and the print arrives in early September. (We’ve been waiting patiently since it was announced in March at CMOSShoptTalk.com.)
Internet is no longer a proper noun; it’s just lowercase internet.
The singular they is the preferred personal pronoun, even in formal writing.
Twitter gets citation samples.
In September, the new print Chicago Manual will live with other general-purpose dictionaries and style guides, downstairs at Z 253 .U69. Online, UCI community members can use www.chicagomanualofstyle.org. (Off-campus users: log into the VPN beforehand.) The free online Q&A section also provides gleefully opinionated guidance on style and grammar minutia.
Law students should (of course) still consult specialized sources for legal writing like the Bluebook for citation and Bryan Garner’s classic Redbook—among other titles—for grammar and style. In print, both of these titles live upstairs in the KF 250 call number range. The Chicago Manual, however, can supplement these sources when you’re drafting scholarly papers and other types of writing for a more general audience.
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.
The entire UCI Law Community is welcome to the Law Library’s Eighth Annual Celebration of Books on Monday, April 10, 2017. Join us in the Reading Room as we highlight and acknowledge the publications authored and co-authored by UCI Law Faculty from March 2016 through March 2017.
10:00 a.m.: Coffee and pastries in the Library vestibule.
10:15 a.m.: The event, including remarks by the authors, begins.
This year, we are honored to celebrate Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Joe DiMento, Catherine Fisk, Melody Lembke, Christopher Leslie, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Katie Porter, Tony Reese, and Song Richardson.
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
Our list of new books is now updated. Last month, the Law Library received books on the WTO, climate change, privacy, and legal history, among other topics.
One of our new titles is The Modern Legislative Veto: Macropolitical Conflict and the Legacy of Chadha. From the publisher’s abstract:
Using an original dataset of legislative veto enactments, Berry finds that Congress has actually increased its use this oversight mechanism since Chadha, especially over defense and foreign policy issues.
Our list of new books is now updated. Last month, the Law Library received books on immigration, intellectual property, and international law, among other topics.
One of our new titles is Rutgers v. Waddington: Alexander Hamilton, the End of the War for Independence, and the Origins of Judicial Review, a University of Kansas Press title from historian Peter Charles Hoffer. From the publisher’s abstract:
Through this little-known but remarkable dispute over back rent for a burned-down brewery, Peter Charles Hoffer recounts a tale of political and constitutional intrigue involving some of the most important actors in America’s transition from a confederation of states under the Articles of Confederation to a national republic under the U.S. Constitution.
Hamilton fans: this case took place during the time covered by Act 1’s finale, Non-Stop, when Hamilton practiced law in New York. It’s not specifically called out in the song’s lyrics, but Waddington got quite a bit of coverage in Chapter 10 of the 2004 Chernow biography.
Our list of new books is now updated. Last month, the Law Library received books on topics ranging from criminal justice reform to shopping malls, demonstrating the wide variety of interests held by our faculty and students.
One of these new titles is The Hidden Wealth of Nations, a University of Chicago Press title from economics professor Gabriel Zucman with a forward by Thomas Piketty. From the publisher’s abstract:
[Zucman] offers an inventive and sophisticated approach to quantifying how big the problem is, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to approach a solution. His research reveals that tax havens are a quickly growing danger to the world economy.
A related reminder for students who are interested in tax policy: the next presentation for this Spring’s “Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium” (organized by Professor Omri Marian) is on March 28. See law.uci.edu/events/business-law/tax-colloquium.html