Recent Faculty Books

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“The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States” (New York University Press, 2009), edited by Professor Charles Ogletree Jr. ’78 and Austin Sarat, takes on an interdisciplinary exploration of the debate surrounding the death penalty at the turn of the 21st century. This collection focuses on the changing attitudes toward capital punishment in Washington and the possibility of an end to the death sentence in the United States.

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“Corporate Law Stories” (Foundation Press, 2009), edited by Professor J. Mark Ramseyer ’82, examines 11 cases that have reshaped corporate law. With wit and clarity, renowned scholars critically examine the complicated and often flawed judgments that helped redefine the legal profession.

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In “The Case for Moral Clarity: Israel, Hamas and Gaza” (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, 2009), Professor Alan Dershowitz argues against the equation of Hamas’ violent tactics with Israel’s response.

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“The Rights of Spring: A Memoir of Innocence Abroad” (Princeton University Press, 2009), by Professor David Kennedy ’80, underscores the moral ambiguity associated with modern human rights activism. By focusing on his own experience as a young activist in Uruguay, Kennedy weaves a powerful narrative about the pitfalls of idealism.


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