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Lawrence Friedman’s Provocative The Human Rights Culture, Views the Modern Arc of Rights as a Social and Historical Phenomenon

New from the acclaimed legal historian Lawrence Friedman, professor at Stanford. He does not mind going against the grain of most writers on human rights, to ask questions about its origins and import that the previous literature sidesteps. Why, as a social and historical matter, is all the rights discourse so pervasive and near-global today?

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University of Chicago Law Review’s Spring 2012 Issue 2: environmental science, class actions, suing courts, and bankrupt states

The second issue of 2012 features articles and essays from recognized legal scholars. They include Eric Biber, on variations in scientific disciplines, experts, and environmental law; Frederic Bloom & Christopher Serkin, on suing courts and takings of property; Myriam Gilles & Gary Friedman, on aggregating consumer suits after the AT&T Mobility decision on class actions; [...]

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Mitchell Smith, The Art of Caricaturing, now out in paperback and digitally remastered

One of the most downloaded classic books of all time gets a facelift and is available as a new and affordable paperback: Mitchell Smith’s The Art of Caricaturing. Smith’s comprehensive guide to creating caricature and cartoons is a classic book that today’s artists, both beginning and experienced, still read and consult to learn techniques, rules [...]

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Stanford Law Review for June 2012 examines shareholder proxy access, DOMA and choice of law for gay marriages, and massive copyright infringement in a digital age

The June 2012 issue of the Stanford Law Review (the last for this academic year) contains studies of law, economics, and social policy by recognized scholars on diverse topics of interest to the academic and professional community. Contents for the issue include:
• “Beyond DOMA: Choice of State Law in Federal Statutes”
William Baude
• “Does Shareholder Proxy [...]