What’s happening – Foucault

Three new titles commemorate one of the many student reading groups at the Law School. They’re on display in the reading room, along with titles from earlier book groups.

Cover - History of Sexuality Cover - Power/Knowledge Cover - Discipline and Punish

Students: contact us if you’re in a reading group and you’d like the Law Library to consider adding the group’s books to the collection.

Point Made: How to Write like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Book coverNew title: Ross Guberman, Point Made: How to Write like the Nation’s Top Advocates, (Oxford Univ. Press, 2011). 311 pages, paperback.

Reading Room – KF251 .G83 2011.

Check ANTPAC to see if it’s on the shelf.

Update 09/06/2011: The paperback version of this book was briefly reviewed by Professor Mark Wojcik on the Legal Writing Prof Blog:

It’s fascinating to see the examples [Guberman] has chosen and to see how patent lawyers, ACLU lawyers, Kenneth Starr and others use the same writing techniques to produce powerful advocacy.  It’s a nicely done book that took quite a bit of work to assemble.

Freedom Bound wins award

Cover image Professor Chris Tomlins’ book won the 2011 Bancroft prize in American history–and we have three copies in the Law Library. Bancroft prize winners “[D]emonstrate the powerful impact intensive research has when wound with eloquent interpretation and fluent prose.”

Christopher Tomlins, Freedom bound : law, labor, and civic identity in colonizing English America, 1580-1865, (Cambridge Univ. Press). 617 pages, hardcover.
Law Library – KF3319 .T66 2010.
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(via The Faculty Lounge)

Oxford University Press eBooks

OSO logo Thirty new books were in the January update to Law titles in Oxford Scholarship Online.  (Groups of titles are added a few times a year.) Subjects include: legal history and philosophy, analytic and comparative work on legal doctrine, empirical research on law in modern society, etc. See titles from:

  • Oxford Studies in European Law,
  • Oxford Monographs in International Law,
  • Oxford Monographs in Criminal Law and Justice,
  • Clarendon Studies in Criminology,
  • Oxford Monographs in Labour Law,
  • Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History,
  • Oxford Studies in International Economic Law, and
  • the International Courts and Tribunals series, alongside many other works.

UC Irvine Libraries have other Oxford Scholarship Online titles, including the full text and abstracts of classic and newly published Oxford books in the areas of Economics and Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion.

Click through from ANTPAC.