Recent Books by UCLA Law Faculty

Abel Laws Trials
Richard Abel
Law's Trials: The Performance of Legal Institutions in the US 'War on Terror'
Cambridge University Pr. (2018)

One of two companion volumes examining the post-9/11 impacts on legal institutions, authored by UCLA Law's Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus.
Abel Laws Wars
Richard Abel
Law's Wars: The Fate of the Rule of Law in the US 'War on Terror'
Cambridge University Pr. (2018)

One of two companion volumes examining the post-9/11 impacts on legal institutions, authored by UCLA Law's Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus.
Abou El Fadl Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law
Edited by Khaled Abou El Fadl, Ahmad Atif Ahmad and Said Fares Hassan
Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law
Routledge (2019)

A detailed reference comprising original articles covering the origins, history, theory and practice of Islamic law, including a critical analysis of the pedagogical approaches to analyzing the subject.

Bainbridge CanDelawarebeDethroned
Edited by Stephen M. Bainbridge, Iman Anabtawi, Sung Hui Kim and James Park
Can Delaware Be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware's Dominance of Corporate Law
Cambridge University Pr. (2018)

Four UCLA Law experts in corporate and securities law contribute essays and curate essays by others evaluating Delaware's primacy in corporate law.

Bainbridge Limited Liability2
Stephen M. Bainbridge and M. Todd Henderson
Limited Liability: A Legal and Economic Analysis
Edward Elgar Pub. (2016)

A comprehensive economic analysis of laws, in America and around the world, that make corporations such an attractive structure for collaborative enterprises.
Bali ConstitutionWritingandDemocracy
Edited by Aslı Ü. Bâli and Hanna Lerner
Constitution Writing, Religion and Democracy
Cambridge University Pr. (2017)

An edited volume exploring the complex challenge of crafting a democratic constitution under conditions of deep disagreement over a state's religious or secular identity, drawing on case studies in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Banner Speculation
Stuart Banner
Speculation: A History of the Fine Line between Gambling and Investing
Oxford University Pr. (2017)

Stuart Banner's ninth book offers a sweeping review on how those charged with regulating the American economy have worked (and sometimes struggled) to distinguish between beneficial speculation and reckless economic activity.

Carlson Lessons from the Clean Air Act
Edited by Ann Carlson and Dallas Burtaw
Lessons from the Clean Air Act: Building Durability and Adaptability into U.S. Climate and Energy Policy
Cambridge University Pr. (2019)

This illuminating book examines the Clean Air Act's successes and failures, offering  lessons in climate and energy policymaking to legislators, regulators and scholars interested in the field.

Crenshaw Seeing Race Again
Edited by Kimberlé Crenshaw, Luke Charles Harris, Daniel Martinez HoSang and George Lipsitz
Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines
University of California Pr. (2019)

By examining the racial histories of fields as diverse as the law, musicology and gender studies, this book shows how colorblindness compromises the capacity of disciplines to effectively respond to contemporary conditions.

Cummings Blue and Green
Scott L. Cummings
Blue and Green: The Drive for Justice at America's Port
MIT Press (2018)

An account of how environmentalists and labor unions built an alliance – and used legal tools – to transform the trucking industry and improve working conditions at the massive and economically important Port of Los Angeles.
Dienstag Cinema
Joshua Foa Dienstag
Cinema, Democracy and Perfectionism
Manchester University Pr. (2016)

Framed as a letter to film theorist Stanley Cavell, Joshua Dienstag's central essay mirrors the celebrated dialogue between Rousseau and Jean D'Alembert, reflecting on the aesthetics of film and its role in democratic life, with commentary by several philosophers and film theorists.

Dienstag Cinema Pessimism
Joshua Foa Dienstag
Cinema Pessimism: A Political Theory of Representation and Reciprocity
Oxford University Pr. (2019)

Looking at motion pictures that directly confront issues of representative democracy, this book argues that film offers a unique perspective through which to understand dangers to equality and freedom.

Dolovich TheNewCriminalJusticeThinking
Edited by Sharon Dolovich and Alexandra Natapoff
The New Criminal Justice Thinking
NYU Pr. (2018)

Scholars of legal theory, sociology, criminology, critical race theory and other fields offer crucial insights into the modern justice system. Winner of the American Library Association CHOICE Award.
Blake Emerson The Publics Law
Blake Emerson
The Publc's Law: Origins and Architecture of Progressive Democracy
Oxford University Pr. (2019)

A theory and history of democracy in the American administrative state, authored by authored by UCLA Law Professor Blake Emerson.
Gomez ManifestDestinies
Laura E. Gómez
Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race (2nd ed.)
NYU Pr. (2018)

The story of the original Mexican Americans—the people living in northern Mexico during the Mexican American War—whose second-class legal status illustrates how groups become racialized and how racial categories change.

Sung Hui Kim Fiduciary Government large
Co-edited by Sung Hui Kim
Fiduciary Government
Cambridge University Pr. (2018)

This collection of chapters by leading writers captures the resurgence of public fiduciary theory that originated with the Greeks, co-edited by UCLA Law Professor Sung Hui Kim.

Langer ProsecutorsandDemocracy
Edited by Máximo Langer and David Alan Sklansky
Prosecutors and Democracy: A Cross-National Study
Cambridge University Pr. (2017)

Distinguished international scholars address how prosecutors can strengthen or undermine democracy, and why it has proven so challenging to hold prosecutors accountable while also insulating them from politics.

Michaels ConstitutionalCoup
Jon D. Michaels
Constitutional Coup: Privatization’s Threat to the American Republic
Harvard University Pr. (2017)

An examination of how the movement to make government run like a business does violence to the Constitution and threatens the health and stability of the republic.

Morris Disclosures
Herbert Morris
Disclosures: Essays on Art, Literature, and Philosophy
CreateSpace (2017)

Striking essays on literature and painting from the nationally recognized emeritus scholar on law and philosophy.
Netanel Copyright
Neil Netanel
Copyright: What Everyone Needs to Know
Oxford University Pr. (2018)

A concise and up-to-date overview of copyright law in the United States from a leading expert.
Netanel From Maimonides
Neil Netanel
From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print
Oxford University Pr. (2016)

Neil Netanel traces the development of Jewish copyright law, told through the stories of five dramatic disputes from the 16th century to the present.
Salzman Drinking Water Revised
James Salzman
Drinking Water: A History (Rev. ed.)
Overlook Duckworth (2017)

Demonstrating how complex a seemingly simple glass of water can be, James Salzman highlights how the most pressing issues of our time – from globalization and social justice to terrorism and climate change – all point back to this fundamental resource.

Salzman Green Growth
Edited by James Salzman, Lisa Mandle, Zhiyun Quyang and Gretchen C. Daily
Green Growth That Works: Natural Capital Policy and Finance Mechanisms Around the World
Island Pr. (2019)

This innovative guide brings together pragmatic finance and policy tools to guide agencies and organizations eager to make green growth work anywhere in the world.

Sander Zasloff MovingTowardIntegration
Richard H. Sander, Yana A. Kucheva and Jonathan M. Zasloff
Moving Toward Integration: The Past and Future of Fair Housing
Harvard University Pr. (2018)

Using an interdisciplinary approach and rich new data sources, the authors argue that reducing residential segregation is the best way to reduce racial inequality in the United States, and offer innovative steps toward achieving these goals.
Shiffrin Speech
Seana Valentine Shiffrin
Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law
Princeton University Pr. (2015)

Distinguished professor of law and philosophy Seana Shiffren argues that we must keep promises offered under duress, that lies are not protected by free speech, and that police and scholars subvert their mission when they lie in the course of their work.

Winkler WetheCorporations
Adam Winkler
We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
W.W. Norton/Liverlight (2018)

Acclaimed in the New York Times Book Review and elsewhere (and now longlisted for the National Book Award), We the Corporations uncovers the long and surprising history of one of the most powerful civil rights movement in the U.S., that of corporations.
Yeazell LawsuitsinaMarketEconomy
Stephen C. Yeazell
Lawsuits in a Market Economy: The Evolution of Civil Litigation
University of Chicago Pr. (2018)

Some describe civil litigation as a drag on the economy, others as the solution to most of the country's problems. Eminent civil procedure scholar Stephen Yeazell argues that civil litigation is both a successful business model and a system for resolving disputes, a fact that critics and fans do their best to conceal.