Northwestern Law would like to recognize Law School faculty who published university press books in 2010 and 2011. The featured faculty includes:
Bob Bennett – Constitutional Originalism: A Debate (co-authored with Larry Solum) (Cornell University Press, 2011)
In Constitutional Originalism, Bennett and Lawrence B. Solum explore contemporary views on constitutional originalism and mediate between the two sides of this debate in order to separate differences that are real from those that are only apparent. The two authors articulate and defend their sharply contrasting positions.
Leigh Bienen – Murder and Its Consequences: Essays on Capital Punishment in America (Northwestern University Press, 2010)
The essays in Murder and Its Consequences examine the huge disparities in the way the death penalty is applied in the United States, offering overwhelming evidence that the application of capital punishment, is not rational. The book details the vast disparities in who gets prosecuted and who gets convicted and executed, linked to race, socioeconomic status and geographic region.
Peter DiCola – Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling (with Kembrew McLeod) (Duke University Press, 2011)
Co-authored by DiCola and Kembrew McLeod, Creative License is meant to help people better understand the complexity of copyright law from the perspectives of both the recording artist and the copyright owner, especially in the age of artists sampling music. It examines the history of sampling, bringing an informed economic and legal analysis of the sample license clearance process in line with how the system works.
Steven Lubet – Fugitive Justice: Runaways, Rescuers, and Slavery on Trial (Harvard University Press, 2010)
In Fugitive Justice, Lubet tells the stories of three of the most dramatic fugitive slave trials of the 1850s, bringing to life the determination of the fugitives, the radical tactics of their rescuers, the brutal doggedness of the slavehunters, and the tortuous response of the federal courts.
Dorothy Roberts – Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century (The New Press, forthcoming 2011)
In Fatal Invention, Roberts examines the development and contemporary consequences of "race as a political system," bringing science, law, commerce, and race ideologies under one canopy
David Scheffer – All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2011)
All the Missing Souls is Scheffer's insider's account of the international gamble to prosecute those responsible for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, and to redress some of the bloodiest human rights atrocities in our time.
Kristen Stilt – Islamic Law in Action: Legal Authority, Social Regulation, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt (c. 1250-1517) (Oxford University Press, forthcoming July 2011)
This book offers an account of the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior. The book is organized around actions taken by the muhtasib in the areas of Muslim devotional and pious practice; crimes and offenses; the management of Christians and Jews; market regulation and consumer protection; the essential bread markets; currency and taxes; and public order.
Posted: June 24, 2011