New Books and Journals

The African American National Biography

Oxford University Press has just published the eight-volume African American National Biography, which was edited by Harvard professors Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks-Higginbotham. 4/15/08 update: My colleague Michelle informs me that the entries from this set are gradually being added to the online African American Studies Center database (which Harvard subscribes to), where they will be …

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Need a Break from Reading Cases?

Check out the Civil Rights Book Club for suggested reading about social justice issues. January’s selections are classic novels. Selections from previous months are also available. Sponsored by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the {encode=”http://www.civilrights.org/about/lccref/” title=”LCCR Education Fund”}, the Book Club’s monthly selection of books and films are “carefully chosen and reviewed by leaders of today’s …

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New Books

Two new books on the recent Duke University lacrosse team case have been published. Stuart Taylor’s, Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case and Don Yaeger’s, It’s Not About the Truth: The Untold Story of the Duke Lacrosse Case And the Lives It Shattered. Both are available at Langdell.

BiblioFlash: Little Rock on Trial: Cooper v. Aaron and School Desegregation

Little Rock on Trial: Cooper v. Aaron and School Desegregation, by Tony A. Freyer. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007. Fifty years ago this week, nine African American students faced an angry mob barring their entrance to Little Rock Central High School. The efforts of black citizens and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, led by Thurgood Marshall, took …

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BiblioFlash: What Culture Does Your Trial Court Have?

Trial Courts as Organizations, by Brian J. Ostrom, Charles W. Ostrom, Jr., Roger A. Hanson, and Matthew Kleiman. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2007. “Substantively, the authors combine trial court scholarship and in particular the conceptions of court workgroups, culture and context with business research that directs attention to private sector organization and management. This combination is truly path-breaking” …

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BiblioFlash: Summer Reading from the New Books Cart

Ivy Briefs: True Tales of a Neurotic Law Student By Martha Kimes New York: Atria, 2007 “Martha Kimes has written a One L for the next generation. Ivy Briefs is a great addition to the reading list for anyone even thinking about law school.” — Jeremy Blachman, HLS ’05, author of Anonymous Lawyer Mind you, Martha Kimes attended …

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BiblioFlash: From the New Books Cart

The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India’s Future, by Martha C. Nussbaum “While America is focused on religious militancy and terrorism in the Middle East, democracy has been under siege from religious extremism in another critical part of the world. As Martha Nussbaum reveals in this penetrating look at India today, the forces of the Hindu right …

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New! Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics edited by Neil J. Salkind (2007, 3 volumes) located at Langdell Reference HA29.S2363 2007. With the increased attention to empiricism in legal scholarship, this reference work could be just what the statistically minded lawyer or law student is looking for. Presented in typical encyclopedia subject arrangement, each of the 500 entries is signed …

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