Free Book: Robert Cooter & Thomas Ulen, Law and Economics, 6th edition is available here. [Note for those writing about law and economics, this, along with the Posner textbook, is one of the classic textbooks in the field and it is now available online for free.]
New Book: Daniel L. Hatcher, The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens (forthcoming 2016).
[Editor’s Note: I recently saw Prof. Hatcher present just a small part of the work related to this book at the poverty law conference and I think it is safe to say that this is a very promising book, to be published soon, covering matters that are not yet part of the standard refrains about poverty programs.]
New Book: Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation (Kimberly Norwood ed., ABA forthcoming 2016). The book is not yet available but the above link includes pre-order information.
Book Recommendation: Jeff Hobbs, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League (2014).
[This recommendation is a bit dated, but in light of Scalia’s comments in Fischer, I thought it worth recommending this book. The book does a good job showing the difficult circumstances of Robert Peace’s childhood, his brilliance in high school and at Yale, as well as the choices that led to his early and violent death. It is also well written and engaging throughout.]
New Article: Stephen Wizner, Book Review, Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice, 22 Georgetown J. Poverty L. & Pol’y 441 (2015).
I have been unable to find a copy of the review except through paid services, but I am happy to email a copy to anyone who requests one. It is of course a huge honor for all of us–Juliet Brodie, Clare Pastore, Ezra Rosser, and Jeffrey Selbin–that both Peter Edelman and Stephen Wizner both took the time to review the book. It is also of course a relief that the reviews were favorable! =)
New Article: Richard R.W. Brooks, The Banality of Racial Inequality, 124 Yale L.J. 2202 (2015). [Reviewing Daria Roithmayr, Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock in White Advantage (2014).]