A Novel Idea

Critically praised work of fiction shapes at HLS

Most law school papers don't get glowing reviews from the New York Times Book Review. But most law school papers aren't like Mohsin Hamid's.

The test of the Binding of Isaac

In his new book The Genesis of Justice (Warner Books, 2000), Professor Alan Dershowitz reflects on how stories in the first book of the Bible - replete with unpunished wrongdoing by flawed heroes and the actions and commands of an inscrutable God - set down the groundwork for later laws.

A better world for fans

Professor Paul Weiler LL.M. '65 scores one for sports fans in his new book Leveling the Playing Field: How the Law Can Make Sports Better for Fans (Harvard University Press, 2000).

Uncommon Decency

In his new book, The Edges of the Field: Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership (Beacon Press, 2000), Professor Joseph Singer '81 explores the cultural, moral, religious, and legal traditions that define our understanding of property.

The Vulnerability of the Middle Class

Despite today's booming economy, the number of middle-class families filing for bankruptcy in America is soaring, according to Professor Elizabeth Warren, Teresa Sullivan, and Jay Westbrook, coauthors of a new study, The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt (Yale University Press, 2000).