2008 was a prolific year for HLS scholars. Here is a roundup of this year’s faculty books.
At Harvard Law School, some new answers to the question, What do future lawyers need to know?
On executive power, war and anti-terrorism, scholars have a lot to say–and lawmakers are listening.
“Security in Paraguay: Analysis and Responses in Comparative Perspective” (Harvard University Press, 2008) is based on two years of research by the HLS International Human Rights Clinic and is written by Clinical Professor James Cavallaro, Jacob Kopas ’07, Yukyan Lam ’07, Timothy Mayhle ’08 and Paraguayan law professor Soledad Villagra de Biedermann LL.M. ’92. It addresses […]
In “Finding Jefferson: A Lost Letter, a Remarkable Discovery, and the First Amendment in an Age of Terrorism” (Wiley, 2007), Professor Alan Dershowitz contemplates modern-day First Amendment dilemmas—such as government censorship of imams whose preaching might incite terrorism—through the lens of Jefferson’s stated beliefs about religious and political speech. * * * In “Is There a Right […]
In his most recent book, “I Dissent: Great Opposing Opinions in Landmark Supreme Court Cases” (Beacon Press 2008), Professor Mark Tushnet offers an anthology of dissenting opinions, putting them in political context and examining their impact on constitutional law.
Finally, the Supreme Court may have to decide what the Second Amendment means. But how much will really change?
In “Judging under Uncertainty: An Institutional Theory of Legal Interpretation” (Harvard University Press, 2006), Professor Adrian Vermeule ’93 takes up the question: How should judges interpret statutes and the Constitution?