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Category: Short Book Review


“Big Law” Book Reviews

Mitchell Kowalski. Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century. ABA, 2012. Bruce MacEwan. Growth is Dead: Now What? Law Firms on the Brink. Adam Smith, Esq., 2013. Richard Susskind. Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future. Oxford, 2013. Richard Susskind. The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services. Oxford, 2008. Here …Read the Rest

What the Best Law Teachers Do: Book Review

Michael Hunter Schwartz, Gerald F. Hess, and Sophie M. Sparrow. What the Best Law Teachers Do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 2013. (OhioLINK, CWRU Law on order) The authors profile 26 law professors, 24 of whom still teach at law schools of various tiers. The authors selected the 26 from the numerous nominations they solicited from …Read the Rest

Book Review: Declining Prospects

Michael H. Trotter. Declining Prospects: How Extraordinary Competition and Compensation are Changing America’s Major Law Firms. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2012. Michael H. Trotter. Profit and the Practice of Law: What’s Happened to the Legal Profession. Athens, GA and London: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1997.  (paperback edition, CreateSpace, 2012) Stephen J. Harper. The Lawyer Bubble: …Read the Rest

Book Review: Perfecting Pregnancy

Isabel Karpin and Kristin Savall. Perfecting Pregnancy: Laws, Disability, and the Future of Reproduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN# 978-0-521-76520-6 Two Australian law professors grapple with the concept of reproduction and pregnancy in a world in which preconception genetic testing (PNT) can identify 448 child diseases, and preimplementation genetic diagnosis (PGD) can identify 150 disorders. …Read the Rest

Book Review: The Laws of War and 21st Century Conflict

E. L. Gaston, ed. The Laws of War and 21st Century Conflict. New York: IDEBATE Press, 2012. ISBN # 978-1-61770-026-2. The Laws of War and 21st Century Conflict certainly is a timely book — given publicized hot spots, such as Syria, Libya, Iran, and Iraq, as well as lesser-known, but equally or more deadly, armed …Read the Rest

Book Review: War, Aggression and Self-Defence (5th edition, 2012)

Yoram Dinstein has been writing about international law topics since 1966. The fifth edition of War, Aggression, and Self-Defence (WASD) represents his framing of these specific issues under international law (in book-length form, at least) since 1988. Prof. L.C. Green wrote an extensive review of the original edition, comparing it to none other than future international-law …Read the Rest