New Books About Law and Related Topics (Fall 2007)

Here is a list of new books on law and law-related topics published by some major academic presses in the fall of 2007.


book-god-gavel.jpgGod vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law

Marci A. Hamilton

The Milošević Trial: Lessons for the Conduct of Complex International Criminal Proceedings

Gideon Boas

The Constitution as Treaty: The International Legal Constructionalist Approach to the U.S. Constitution

Francisco Forrest Martin

International Tax as International Law: An Analysis of the International Tax Regime

Reuven Avi-Yonah


book-yackle.jpgRegulatory Rights: Supreme Court Activism, the Public Interest, and the Making of Constitutional Law

Larry Yackle

Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets: How to Fix America’s Trillion-Dollar Construction Industry

Barry B. LePatner

Unequal under Law: Race in the War on Drugs

Doris Marie Provine

book-privacy-at-risk.jpgPrivacy at Risk: The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment

Christopher Slobogin

The Complete Anti-Federalist

Herbert J. Storing

mass-torts.jpgMass Torts in a World of Settlement

Richard A. Nagareda

Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab States: A Comparative Overview of Textual Development and Advocacy.

Lynn Welchman

Rethinking Expertise

Harry Collins and Robert Evans


book-mackinnon.jpgAre Women Human?

Catharine A. MacKinnon

Possessing the Pacific: Land, Settlers, and Indigenous People from Australia to Alaska

Stuart Banner


Sin No More: From Abortion to Stem Cells, Understanding Crime, Law and Morality in America

John Dombrink and Daniel Hillyard

Rethinking Political Institutions: The Art of the State

Edited by Ian Shapiro, Stephen Skowronek and Daniel Galvin


book-spiro.jpgBeyond Citizenship: American Identity After Globalization

Peter J. Spiro

Offences and Defences: Selected Essays in the Philosophy of Criminal Law

John Gardner

Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Roger W. Shuy

book-law-phil.jpgLaw and Philosophy (Current Legal Issues)

Michael Freeman and Ross Harrison

Law, Justice, and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction

Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens

book-zelinksy.jpgThe Origins of the Ownership Society: How the Defined Contribution Paradigm Changed America

Edward A. Zelinsky

Access to Justice as a Human Right

Francesco Francioni

The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom (Oxford Political Theory)

Chandran Kukathas

Buying Social Justice: Equality, Government Procurement & Legal Change

Christopher McCrudden

book-blackmun.jpgHarry A. Blackmun: The Outsider Justice

Tinsley Yarbrough

On Global Order: Power, Values, and the Constitution of International Society

Andrew Hurrell

Civilian Immunity in War

Igor Primoratz

book-brenner.jpgLaw in an Era of Smart Technology

Susan Brenner

Prohibiting Plunder: How Norms Change

Wayne Sandholtz

Hans Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law: Legality and Legitimacy

Lars Vinx

Privacy in Peril: How We are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience

James B. Rule

Labeling Genetically Modified Food: The Philosophical and Legal Debate

Paul Weirich

Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law

Douglas Husak

Law Firm Strategy: Competitive Advantage and Valuation

Stephen Mayson


books-black-and-blue.gifBlack and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party

Paul Frymer

In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument

Bernard Williams

Inherited Wealth

Jens Beckert

Gender, Class, and Freedom in Modern Political Theory

Nancy J. Hirschmann

book-torture-democracy.JPGTorture and Democracy

Darius Rejali

Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework

David M. Estlund

books-headley.JPGThe Europeanization of the World: On the Origins of Human Rights and Democracy

John M. Headley

The Failed Welfare Revolution: America’s Struggle over Guaranteed Income Policy

Brian Steensland

Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature

D. Graham Burnett

The Politics of Hope and The Bitter Heritage: American Liberalism in the 1960s

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Weak Courts, Strong Rights: Judicial Review and Social Welfare Rights in Comparative Constitutional Law

Mark Tushnet

Just Silences: The Limits and Possibilities of Modern Law

Marianne Constable 2.0

Cass R. Sunstein

Labor Rights Are Civil Rights: Mexican American Workers in Twentieth-Century America

Zaragosa Vargas

The Politics of Secularism in International Relations

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Regulation and Public Interests: The Possibility of Good Regulatory Government

Steven P. Croley


book-friedman.JPGGuarding Life’s Dark Secrets Legal and Social Controls over Reputation, Propriety, and Privacy

Lawrence M. Friedman

Shari’a Islamic Law in the Contemporary Context

Edited by Abbas Amanat and Frank Griffel

Biosecurity in the Global Age Biological Weapons, Public Health, and the Rule of Law

David P. Fidler and Lawrence O. Gostin

Democracy and the Police

David Alan Sklansky


book-whitman.JPGThe Origins of Reasonable Doubt: Theological Roots of the Criminal Trial

James Q. Whitman

Originalism, Federalism, and the American Constitutional Enterprise: A Historical Inquiry

Edward A. Purcell, Jr.

Thinking Politically: Essays in Political Theory

Michael Walzer

book-babies-by-design.jpgBabies by Design: The Ethics of Genetic Choice

Ronald M. Green

Origins of American Health Insurance: A History of Industrial Sickness Funds

John E. Murray

Divorce: Causes and Consequences

Alison Clarke-Stewart and Cornelia Brentano


Stem Cell Century: Law and Policy for a Breakthrough Technology

Russell Korobkin and Stephen R. Munzer

The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet

Daniel J. Solove

Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life

Anthony T. Kronman

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3 Responses

  1. Patrick S. O'Donnell says:

    Thanks for this, it is very helpful.

    While perhaps not from a “major university press,” I would like to mention David Weissbrodt and Connie de la Vega, International Human Rights Law: An Introduction (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007). Indeed, it might be nice if in the future other publishers could be included, in particular, those with an extensive catalogue of law titles, like Brill and Hart.

  2. Delphine Amrhein says:

    My husband has self published a book about, among other things, Maritime law called The Hidden Galleon (website, about judicial abuse of maritime law among other things, very timely in light of LOST and the Odyssey Marine lawsuit with Spain.

  3. Jason says:

    I agree that this is quite helpful, especially since the “books received” section of periodicals appears to have long since gone out of style.