The Law Library has recently revived our recent acquisitions bookshelf, where we display new library titles. It’s always fascinating to see what has come in
recently, and patrons seem to feel the same, as we’ve had a number of check
outs from those shelves.
Here are some recent titles that the Kathrine R. Everett Law
Library has acquired:
Breaking the Promise of Brown: The Resegregation of America’s Schools
. Stephen Breyer. Brookings Institute Press, 2022.
This title republishes Justice Breyer’s dissent from
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 and Meredith
v. Jefferson County Board of Education, 551 U.S. 701 (2007). In addition to
the text of the dissent, this volume includes an introduction by Thiru
Vignarajah, one of Justice Breyer’s former law clerks, that contextualizes the
dissent and its history. The appendix also includes data on resegregation
trends in U.S. schools.
Environmental Law, Disrupted
. Keith Hirokawa and Jessica Owley, eds. Environmental Law Institute, 2021.
This collection of essays argues for legal change and “disruption”
as a solution to climate change and climate disaster. Authors examine challenges
like biodiversity loss, environmental racism, and federal climate litigation,
and suggest solutions and alternate strategies for addressing the connections
between environmental law and threats to the environment.
Hospital and Physician Law
. Marilyn E. Phelan, Kimberly P. Mayfield, and Ryan P.
Phelan. Vandeplas Publishing, 2022.
This text provides comprehensive coverage of legal issues
for hospitals and physicians, from organizational structures of hospitals to patient
rights to liability to different types of government regulation. The authors
are all practicing attorneys with a wide variety of specialties, including tax
law, bankruptcy, nonprofit law, and medical malpractice.
Deo is a Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law
and is also the director of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement. Deo’s
work here examines and explains the results of the Diversity in Legal Academia
project, a systemic multimethod analysis of law faculty experience. Each
chapter highlights a different “pressure point” for law faculty, including “Barriers
to Entry,” “Tenure and Promotion Challenges,” and “In Pursuit of Work/Life Balance.”
In addition to outlining the challenges that law faculty face, the book also
recommends methods of support and solutions for various problems.
Posted by Ellie Campbell on Mon. November 14, 2022 10:00 AM