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Legal Education........................ 2-3 Kathryne M. Young
Law and Society....................... 3-5 Over 40,000 new students
Stanford Studies enter America’s law schools
in Human Rights....................... 6-7 each year. Each new crop
The Cultural Lives of Law..........7 experiences startlingly high
Stanford Studies in Law rates of depression, anxiety,
and Politics.......................................8 fatigue, and dissatisfaction.
U.S. Law and Courts....................8
Packed with insights from
Stanford Briefs...............................9 surveys and interviews with
Law and Economics...................10 over 1,000 law students,
International and Kathryne M. Young offers
Comparative Law........................10 a very different take from
Law and Philosophy.................... 11 previous books about law
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2 legal education
Dangerous Leaders Rules, Paper, Status Emptied Lands
How and Why Lawyers Must Migrants and Precarious Bureaucracy A Legal Geography of
Be Taught to Lead in Contemporary Italy Bedouin Rights in the Negev
Anthony C. Thompson Anna Tuckett Alexandre Kedar,
Dangerous Leaders exposes the Drawing on in-depth fieldwork in Ahmad Amara, and
risks and results of leaving lawyers Italy, one of Europe’s biggest receiving Oren Yiftachel
unprepared to lead. It provides countries, Rules, Paper, Status reveals Emptied Lands investigates the
law schools, law students, and the how migration actually plays out on protracted legal, planning, and
legal profession with the leadership the ground. Anna Tuckett highlights territorial conflict between the
tools and models to build a better the complex processes of inclusion settler Israeli state and indigenous
foundation of leadership acumen. and exclusion produced through Bedouin citizens over traditional
Anthony C. Thompson draws from encounters with immigration law. lands in southern Israel/Palestine.
his fifteen years of experience in The statuses of “legal” or “illegal,” The authors place this dispute in
global executive education for which media and political accounts historical, legal, geographical, and
Fortune 100 companies and his use as synonyms for “good” and international-comparative perspec-
experience as a law professor to “bad,” are not created by practices of tives, providing the first legal
chart a path forward for better border-crossing, but rather through geographic analysis of the “dead
leadership instruction within the legal and bureaucratic processes Negev doctrine” used by Israel to
legal academy. Using vivid, real-life within borders devised by governing dispossess and forcefully displace
case studies, Thompson explores states. Taking migrants’ interactions Bedouin inhabitants in order to
catastrophic political, business, and with immigration regimes as her Judaize the region. The authors
legal failures that have occurred starting point, Tuckett argues that reveal that through manipulative
precisely because of a lapse in successfully navigating Italian use of Ottoman, British and Israeli
leadership from those with legal immigration bureaucracy requires laws, the state has constructed its
training. He maintains that these and induces culturally specific own version of terra nullius. Yet, the
practices are chronic leadership modes of behavior. indigenous property and settlement
failures that could have been “A must-read for immigration scholars system still functions, creating an
avoided and proposes a fundamen- and anyone interested in the day-to-day ongoing resistance to the Jewish
tal rethinking of legal education. workings of street-level bureaucrats state. Emptied Lands critically
Dangerous Leaders imparts invaluable and the myriad ways they make law examines several key land claims,
tools and lessons to best equip and, in the process, transform immi- court rulings, planning policies and
current and future generations of grants into ‘cultural citizens.’ ”
development strategies, offering
legal leaders. —Kitty Calavita, alternative local, regional, and
University of California, Irvine
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Adcreep Newsworthy Law Mart
The Case Against Modern Marketing The Supreme Court Battle over Justice, Access, and For-Profit
Mark Bartholomew Privacy and Press Freedom Law Schools
Adcreep journeys through the curious Samantha Barbas Riaz Tejani
and troubling world of modern In 1952, the Hill family was held In the early 2000s, private equity
advertising. An array of techniques hostage by escaped convicts in financiers established the first
—biometric scans, automated online their suburban Pennsylvania home. for-profit law schools, offering the
spies, facial recognition software— Newsworthy is the story of their promise of professional upward
are now routinely deployed to study story, the media firestorm that mobility through high-tech,
and stimulate consumer desire. ensued, and their legal fight to end simplified teaching and learning.
Corporate America not only knows unwanted, distorted public exposure. In Law Mart, a vivid ethnography
you better than ever before, but can The resulting 1967 Supreme Court of one such school, Riaz Tejani
reach you at almost any moment, decision, Time, Inc. v. Hill, still argues that the rise of these
often without your awareness, influences our approach to privacy institutions shows the limits of
dramatically tilting the historical and freedom of the press. market-based solutions. Building
balance of power between advertiser on theories in law, political
Samantha Barbas tells the story
and audience. economy, and moral anthropology,
of how American law and culture
Tejani reveals how for-profit law
Mark Bartholomew reveals the conse- struggled to define and reconcile
schools marketed themselves
quences of life in a world of non-stop the right of privacy and the rights
directly to “minority” communities,
selling, drawing from psychological of the press. Newsworthy weaves
relaxed admission standards,
experiments, marketing texts, commu- together a fascinating account
increased diversity, shook up
nications theory, and the history of of the rise of big media and the
curricula, and saw student success
advertising. Adcreep mounts a damning public’s ongoing love-hate affair
rates plummet. Law Mart offers
critique of the modern American legal with the press.
an unprecedented glimpse into
system’s failure to stem the flow of “A valuable addition to the volatile the collision of law, finance capital-
invasive advertising into our homes, debate over the tension between ism, and “higher” learning.
schools, and digital lives. freedom of the press and the right to
privacy in the U.S.” “An extremely insightful and smart
“Adcreep is the most comprehensive analysis. A must-read for anyone
exploration yet of emerging techniques —Stephen Wermiel,
who cares about the future of the
of coercion in commercial media and co-author of Justice Brennan:
Liberal Champion legal profession.”
digital platforms, and why they are
—Eve Darian-Smith,
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4 law and society
The Transparency Fix The Poverty of Privacy Rights The Balance Gap
Secrets, Leaks, and Uncontrollable Khiara M. Bridges Working Mothers and the
Government Information Limits of the Law
Mark Fenster The Poverty of Privacy Rights makes
a simple, controversial argument: Sarah Cote Hampson
Government information cannot Poor mothers in America are In recent decades, laws and workplace
be controlled. The Transparency Fix deprived of the right to privacy. policies have emerged that seek to
asserts that both transparency move- The U.S. Constitution is supposed address the “balance” between work
ments and secrecy advocates hold to bestow rights equally. Yet the and family. Millions of women in
the mistaken belief that government poor are subject to invasions of the U.S. take time off when they give
information can be released or kept privacy that are gross demonstra- birth or adopt a child, making use of
secure on command. tions of governmental power. “family-friendly” laws and policies.
In truth, the world did not end Khiara M. Bridges investigates
poor mothers’ experiences with The Balance Gap traces the
because Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, paths individual women take in
and Edward Snowden released the state—both when they receive
public assistance and when they do understanding and invoking work/
classified information. But nor life balance laws and policies.
was there a significant political not. Presenting a holistic view of
how the state intervenes in all facets Conducting in-depth interviews in
change. Using a variety of examples two distinctive workplace settings
to examine how government of poor mothers’ privacy, Bridges
turns popular thinking on its head, —public universities and the U.S.
information actually flows, Mark military—Sarah Cote Hampson
Fenster describes how the legal arguing that these women simply
do not have familial, informational, uncovers how women navigate the
regime’s tenuous control over state laws and the unspoken cultures
information belies the promise and and reproductive privacy rights.
Further, she asserts that until we of their institutions. As Hampson
peril of transparency. He challenges shows, these policies and women’s
us to confront the implausibility of disrupt the cultural narratives that
equate poverty with immorality, abilities to understand and utilize
controlling government informa- them have fallen short of alleviating
tion despite our obsession with nothing will change.
the tensions women experience.
transparency and secrecy. “This book calls us to rethink the very
meaning of the right to privacy and “Elegantly written and timely, The
“No one has done more than Mark Balance Gap is a rigorous call to action
to end the unjust and unsupportable
Fenster to challenge the premises and in transforming how we view the ideal
moral condemnation of poverty.”
policies of the open government move- mother and the ideal worker.»
ment. This book will be foundational —Dorothy Roberts,
author of Killing the Black Body —Renée Ann Cramer,
in critical transparency studies.” Drake University
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Letters to the Contrary
A Curated History of the
UNESCO Human Rights
Edited and Introduced by
Mark Goodale
Foreword by Samuel Moyn
The Universal Declaration of
Human Rights (UDHR) has
long served as the foundation
for the protection of human
rights around the world.
Historians and human rights
scholars have claimed that the
UDHR was influenced by UNESCO’s 1947–48 global survey Remote Freedoms
of intellectuals, theologians, and cultural and political leaders, Politics, Personhood and Human
a survey that supposedly revealed a universal consensus on Rights in Aboriginal Central
human rights. Australia
Sarah E. Holcombe
Based on meticulous archival research, Letters to the Contrary
revises and enlarges the conventional understanding of UNESCO’s Remote Freedoms investigates how
universal human rights are under-
human rights survey. Mark Goodale uncovers a historical stood, practiced, negotiated, and
record filled with letters and responses that were omitted, challenged in concert and in conflict
polite refusals to respond, and outright rejections of the with Indigenous rights. Moving
universal human rights ideal. In collecting, annotating, and between communities, government,
analyzing these responses, Goodale reveals an alternative regional NGOs, and international
UN forums, Sarah E. Holcombe
history deeply connected to the ongoing life of human rights addresses how the notion of rights
in the twenty-first century. plays out within the distinctive and
ambivalent sociopolitical context of
“This stellar book is novel in its focus on a largely overlooked episode
Australia, focusing specifically on
in the history of UNESCO and rights and classic in the sense that Indigenous Anangu women and their
rights and internationalism continue to be central to so many experiences of violence. Engaging
disciplines today. Lively, eminently readable, and utterly stimulating.” in a translation of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights into
—Lynn Meskell,
the local Pintupi-Luritja vernacular
Stanford University
and observing various Indigenous
interactions with law enforcement
“All international human rights lawyers concerned with the and domestic violence outreach
universality of human rights should read this book.” programs, Holcombe reveals how, in
—Samantha Besson, the post-colonial Australian context,
University of Fribourg human rights are double-edged. They
enforce assimilation to a neoliberal
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6 stanford Studies in human rights
A series edited by mark goodale
Just Violence Bodies of Truth Raised Right
Torture and Human Rights Law, Memory, and Emancipation in Fatherhood in Modern
in the Eyes of the Police Post-Apartheid South Africa American Conservatism
Rachel Wahl Rita Kesselring Jeffrey R. Dudas
Stark revelations about torture Bodies of Truth offers an intimate What, and who, holds together the
by American forces at places like account of how apartheid victims deal modern conservative movement’s
Guantanamo Bay have stoked with the long-term effects of violence, corporate interests, small-government
a fascination with torture and focusing on the intertwined themes libertarians, social traditionalists, and
debates about human rights. Yet of embodiment, injury, victimhood, evangelical Christians?
the public still knows little about and memory. In 2002, victims of
Raised Right pursues an answer
the officers who actually commit apartheid-era violence filed suit
through a study of three iconic figures:
such violence. against multinational corporations,
National Review editor William F.
accusing them of aiding and abetting
Just Violence reveals the moral Buckley, Jr., President Ronald Reagan,
the apartheid regime. This book shows
perspective of perpetrators of and Supreme Court Justice Clarence
victims’ attempts to emancipate from
torture and how they respond to Thomas. Jeffrey R. Dudas identifies
their experiences by participating in
human rights efforts. Through a “paternal rights discourse”—
legal actions and creating new forms
interviews with law enforcers arguments about fatherhood and
of sociality.
in India, Rachel Wahl uncovers rights that permeate the men’s personal
the beliefs that motivate officers Rita Kesselring’s ethnography draws lives and political visions. Each argued
who use and support torture, on long-term research with members that paternal discipline produced
and how these beliefs shape their of a victim support group and critical autonomous citizens worthy and
responses to international human analysis of legal proceedings. Using capable of self-governance, which
rights norms. Wahl shows how juridical intervention as an entry provided the cohesive agent for an
human rights strategies can point into the question of subjectivity, entire movement, uniting its celebration
undermine each other, leaving Kesselring asks how victimhood is of its “founding fathers,” past and
the movement with complex experienced in the everyday. present, constitutional and biological.
dilemmas about how to work “Kesselring’s innovative ethnography “I began this book a skeptic and finished
with or against perpetrators. examines the limits of law and makes it a convert. A true tour de force.”
“This provocative book offers new a powerful case for the transforma- —Malcolm M. Feeley,
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A series edited by mark goodale austin sarat
Ballot Blocked Judicial Independence and Now in Paperback

The Political Erosion of the the American Constitution Witnesses of the Unseen
Voting Rights Act A Democratic Paradox Seven Years in Guantanamo
Jesse H. Rhodes Martin H. Redish Lakhdar Boumediene and
Over the past five decades, both Mustafa Ait Idir
The Framers of the American
Democrats and Republicans in Constitution established a judicial This searing memoir shares the
Congress have consistently voted branch to protect and enforce trauma and triumphs of Lakhdar
to expand the protections offered constitutional limits. They recognized Boumediene and Mustafa Ait Idir’s
by the Voting Rights Act. And yet, that, paradoxically, only a counter- time inside America’s most notorious
the administration of the VRA has majoritarian judicial branch can prison. In 2001, they were arrested
become more fragmented, and ensure the continued vitality of our in Bosnia, wrongly accused of par-
judicial interpretation of its terms has representational government. ticipating in a terrorist plot. Instead
become much less generous. of being freed, they were sent to
This paradox of American democracy Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and held in
Ballot Blocked argues that conservatives has been challenged and often ignored outdoor cages as the now-infamous
adopt a paradoxical strategy in which by office holders and legal scholars. prison was built around them.
they acquiesce to expansive voting Martin H. Redish defends the
rights protections in Congress (where For seven years, they endured torture,
centrality of these special protections
decisions are visible and easily trace- harassment, force-feedings, and
of judicial independence. He explains
able) while simultaneously narrowing beatings. In 2008, the Supreme Court
how the nation’s system of counter-
the scope of federal enforcement via issued a landmark ruling in their case,
majoritarian constitutionalism cannot
administrative and judicial maneuvers Boumediene v. Bush, confirming
survive absent the vesting of final
(which are less visible and harder to Guantanamo detainees’ constitutional
powers of constitutional interpretation
trace). Over time, this strategy has right to challenge their detention.
and enforcement in the one branch
enabled a conservative Supreme Court Weeks later, the federal judge who
of government expressly protected by
to exercise preponderant influence heard their case, stunned by the
the Constitution from direct political
over the scope of federal enforcement. absence of evidence against them,
accountability: the judicial branch.
ordered their release. Now living in
“Bold and richly detailed. Rhodes “Ignore Redish at your peril. This Europe and rebuilding their lives,
provides timely and crucial new well-written and accessible book is
insights into the Voting Rights Act’s Lakhdar and Mustafa share a story
sure to be oft-cited for decades.”
evolution and undoing.” that every American ought to know.
—Charles Geyh,
—Vesla Weaver, Maurer School of Law, “An intense, important read.”
Yale University Indiana University —Kirkus Reviews
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8 Stanford Studies in Law U.S. Law and courts
and Politics | A series
edited by Keith J. Bybee

Living Emergency How Civility Works Anchor Babies and the
Israel’s Permit Regime in the Keith J. Bybee Challenge of Birthright
Occupied West Bank Citizenship
Is civility dead? Rudeness runs
Yael Berda rampant. Our news media is Leo R. Chavez
In 1991, the Israeli government saturated with aggressive bluster Leo R. Chavez explores the question
introduced emergency legislation and vitriol. Surveys show that a of birthright citizenship, and of
canceling the general exit permit significant majority of Americans citizenship in the United States
that allowed Palestinians to enter believe we are living in an age of writ broadly, to counter the often-
Israel. Today, Israel’s permit regime unusual anger and discord. In a hyperbolic claims surrounding
for Palestinians is one of the country that encourages thick so-called anchor babies. He considers
world’s most extreme and complex skins and speaking one’s mind, how this term is used as a political
apparatuses for population manage- is civility even possible, let dog whistle, how changes in the
ment. With Living Emergency, Yael alone desirable? legal definition of citizenship have
Berda brings readers inside the How Civility Works elegantly affected the children of immigrants
permit regime, offering a first-hand explores the “crisis” in civility, over time, and, ultimately, how
account of how the Israeli secret looking closely at how civility U.S.-born citizens still experience
service, government, and military intertwines with our long history trauma if they live in families with
civil administration control the of boorish behavior and the ongoing undocumented immigrants. By
Palestinian population. quest for pleasant company. Keith examining this pejorative term in
“Living Emergency is a ground- J. Bybee argues that the very its political, historical, and social
breaking analysis of the bureaucracy features that make civility ineffective contexts, Chavez calls upon us to
of occupation. And in Yael Berda, this and undesirable also point to exorcise it from public discourse
intricate and obfuscated bureaucracy civility’s power and appeal. and work toward building a more
has met its match: Her meticulous inclusive nation.
research and brilliant insights call on “Keith Bybee has delved into the
us all to acknowledge the ways in which literature of civility and emerged “Analytically sharp, powerfully
the contemporary rule of officials has with a clear-eyed and helpful written, and cogently argued, this
developed across the globe.” account of politesse. Let us bow.” important book is essential reading
—Eyal Weizman, —Henry Alford, author of Would for every American.”
University of London It Kill You to Stop Doing That? —Roberto G. Gonzales,
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Stanford Briefs 9
The Economic Approach Bureaucratic Intimacies Campaigning for Children
to Law Translating Human Rights in Turkey Strategies for Advancing
Third Edition Children’s Rights
Elif M. Babül
Thomas J. Miceli Jo Becker
Human rights are politically fraught
The third edition of this seminal in Turkey, provoking suspicion and Campaigning for Children focuses
textbook is thoroughly updated scrutiny among government workers. on contemporary children’s rights,
to include recent cases and the Nevertheless, Turkey’s human rights identifying the range of abuses that
latest scholarship, with particular record remains a key indicator of its affect children today, including early
attention paid to torts, contracts, governmental legitimacy. Bureaucratic marriage, female genital mutilation,
property rights, and the economics Intimacies shows how government child labor, sex trafficking, corporal
of crime. A new chapter organization, workers encounter human rights punishment, the impact of armed
ideal for quarter- or semester-long rhetoric through training programs conflict, and access to education. Jo
courses, strengthens the book’s focus and articulates the perils and prom- Becker traces the last 25 years of the
on unifying themes in the field. As ises of these encounters. Drawing on children’s rights movement, including
Miceli tells a cohesive, analytical years of participant observation in the evolution of international laws
“story” about law from a distinctly programs for police officers, judges and standards to protect children
economic perspective, exercises and prosecutors, healthcare workers, from abuse and exploitation. From
and problems encourage students and prison personnel, Elif M. Babül a practitioner’s perspective, Becker
to deepen their knowledge. A argues that the European Union provides readers with careful case
companion website with a full accession process does not always studies of the organizations and
suite of resources for both students advance human rights. Translation campaigns that are making a difference
and professors is available at of human rights into a tool of good in the lives of children. governance leads to competing “This book examines initiatives
“Miceli’s carefully written text is rich understandings of what human and strategies to show that change
with many well-selected examples. rights should do, not necessarily to for children is possible, and that
It covers the basic areas of law— liberal, transparent, and accountable remarkable transformation is achiev-
torts (accidents), contracts, crime, governmental practices. able. Campaigning for Children,
property, and litigation—as well as with its most compelling evidence,
the subject of antitrust, and furnishes “ Bureaucratic Intimacies makes a will go a long way in ensuring that
a valuable guide to students for totally fresh contribution into how human rights of children are
further reading. I know of no better European Union harmonization protected worldwide.”
book for its intended audience.” and human rights education seminars
—Kailash Satyarthi,
actually function.” Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
—Steven Shavell, —Esra Özyürek, and Children’s Rights Activist
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