The DC@UB Law Faculty Book Review collection includes book reviews published by all current and emeritus University at Buffalo School of Law faculty members in law reviews, interdisciplinary journals, and online publications. The full text or a link to freely-available full text is included wherever possible.

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Submissions from 2022

Can Liberal Constitutionalism Survive the Rise of the Megacity?, James A. Gardner

Submissions from 2021

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The Reality of Class-Action Appeals (reviewing Bryan Lammon, An Empirical Study of Class-Action Appeals (2020)), Christine P. Bartholomew

Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature and Literary Obscenities: U.S. Case Law and Naturalism after Modernism, Guyora Binder

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Review of Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law, edited by Hugh Collins, Gillian Lester, and Virginia Mantouvalou, Matthew Dimick

Seth Donnelly's The Lie of Global Prosperity: How Neoliberals Distort Data to Mask Poverty and Exploitation, Matthew Dimick

Bruce A. Kimball and Daniel R. Coquillete's The Intellectual Sword – Harvard Law School, the Second Century, John Henry Schlegel

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Susan Bartie, Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars, John Henry Schlegel

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Edward A. Purcell, Antonin Scalia and American Constitutionalism: The Historical Significance of a Judicial Icon, Matthew J. Steilen

Submissions from 2020

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Lawrence Friedman's Crime Without Punishment: Aspects of the History of Homicide, Guyora Binder

Social Planning in a Physical World, Joel E. Black and Ruth L. Steiner

Submissions from 2019

William Beinart, Peter Delius and Michelle Hay, Rights to Land: a guide to tenure upgrading and restitution in South Africa (book review), Mekkonen Firew Ayano

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New Frontiers in Empirical Labour Law Research, Edited by Amy Ludlow and Alysia Blackham, Matthew Dimick

The Anthropology of Religion and Law, Rebecca Redwood French

Richard Moorhead, Steven Vaughan, and Cristina Godinho: In‐House Lawyers’ Ethics: Institutional Logics, Legal Risk and the Tournament of Influence, Lynn M. Mather

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Beyond Human Rights: The Legal Status of the Individual in International Law. By Anne Peters. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016. pp. xxxv, 602. Index, Tara J. Melish

Submissions from 2018

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What Don’t You Know and How Will You Learn It? (reviewing Susan Nevelow Mart, The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal [Re]Search, 109 Law Libr. J. 387), Elizabeth G. Adelman

The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America. By Sarah Igo, Samantha Barbas

Planning for the Social City?, Joel E. Black

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Francesco Palermo & Karl Kössler's Comparative Federalism: Constitutional Arrangements and Case Law (book review), James A. Gardner

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A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTO. Edited by Gabrielle Marceau., Meredith Kolsky Lewis

City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance, John Henry Schlegel

Submissions from 2017

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Toward a Universal Understanding of the Value of Legal Research Education (reviewing Caroline Osborne, The State of Legal Research Education: A Survey of First-Year Legal Research Programs, or Why Johnny and Jane Cannot Research), Elizabeth G. Adelman

Susanna Blumenthal's Law and the Modern Mind (book review), Guyora Binder

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The Paradigm Sways: Macroeconomics Turns to History (reviewing three titles), David A. Westbrook

Submissions from 2016

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Ian Harper, Tobias Kelly & Akshay Khanna's The Clinic and the Court: Law, Medicine, and Elizabeth Mertz, Anthropology & The Role of Social Science in Law (review essay), Anya Bernstein

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After Legal Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship, edited by Robert Leckey (book review), Michael Boucai

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Pet Subjects (reviewing Jessica Pierce, Run, Spot, Run (2016)), Irus Braverman

Wild Life: An Ethnography [Author's Response to Reviews], Irus Braverman

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Zootopia (reviewing David Grazian, American Zoo (2015)), Irus Braverman

Kathleen Thelen's Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity (book review), Matthew Dimick

Herbert Hovenkamp. The Opening of American Law: Neoclassical Legal Thought, 1870–1970., John Henry Schlegel

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On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century, by Daniel R. Coquillette and Bruce A. Kimball, John Henry Schlegel

Submissions from 2015

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The Open Access Advantage in Legal Education’s Age of Assessment (reviewing James M. Donovan, Carol A. Watson & Caroline Osborne, The Open Access Advantage for American Law Reviews), Elizabeth G. Adelman

Submissions from 2014

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Child Labor in America: A History by Chaim M. Rosenberg, Joel E. Black

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Vicki Eaklor's Queer America: A People's History of the United States (book review), Michael Boucai

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Review of Constitutional Dynamics in Federal Systems: Sub-National Perspectives, edited by Michael Burgess and G. Alan Tarr, James A. Gardner

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Review of Federal Dynamics: Continuity, Change, and the Varieties of Federalism, Arthur Benz and Jorg Broscheck, eds. (2013), James A. Gardner

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Conveying Titles Clearly: Thoughts on the Fifth Edition of the ALWD GUIDE TO LEGAL CITATION (book review), Stephen Paskey

Submissions from 2013

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Jeremy Horder's Homicide and The Politics of Law Reform (book review), Guyora Binder

Cross-Border Torts, Canadian-U.S. Litigation Strategies, by Wyatt Pickett, Tanya J. Monestier

Submissions from 2012

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Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization by Mary E. Frederickson, Joel E. Black

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A New Standard for Research on Juvenile Homicide Offenders and Victims (reviewing Rolf Loeber & David P. Farrington, Young Homicide Offenders and Victims: Risk Factors, Prediction, and Prevention From Childhood (2011)), Charles Patrick Ewing

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Michael S. Greve's The Upside-Down Constitution (book review), James A. Gardner

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Theorizing American Freedom (reviewing Aziz Rana, The Two Faces of American Freedom (2010)), Anthony O'Rourke

Submissions from 2011

David Streckfuss's Truth on Trial in Thailand: Defamation, Treason, and Lèse-Majesté (book review), David M. Engel

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Reason, the Common Law, and the Living Constitution (review of The Living Constitution by David Strauss), Matthew J. Steilen

Submissions from 2010

Jan Olsson's Los Angeles Before Hollywood: Journalism and American Film Culture, 1905 to 1915 (book review), Samantha Barbas

Jytte Klausen's The Cartoons that Shook the World (book review), Samantha Barbas

Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War One by Adriane Lentz-Smith, Joel E. Black

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Book Review, Margot Canaday, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America, Michael Boucai

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Fred Fejes' Gay Rights and Moral Panic: The Origins of America's Debate on Homosexuality (book review), Michael Boucai

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Jeremy I. Levitt's Africa: Mapping New Boundaries in International Law (book review), Makau wa Mutua

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Philip Hamburger's Law and Judicial Duty: The Origins of Judicial Review (book review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Paul Rabinow and George E. Marcus's Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary (book review), David A. Westbrook, James D. Faubion, and Tobias Rees

Submissions from 2009

Michael Levi's The Phantom Capitalists: The Organization and Control of Long-Firm Fraud (Revised Edition) (book review), Aviva Abramovsky

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States of War: Defensive Force Among Nations (reviewing George P. Fletcher & Jens David Ohlin, Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why (2008)), Guyora Binder

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Jenna Bednar's The Robust Federation: Principles of Design (book review), James A. Gardner

Rosalee A. Clawson and Eric N. Waltenburg's Legacy and Legitimacy: Black Americans and the Supreme Court (2009), Athena D. Mutua

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An Apology for a Pathological Brute (reviewing Tim Jeal, Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer (2007)), Makau wa Mutua

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Mary L. Dudziak's Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (book review), Makau wa Mutua

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Roger K. Newman's The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (book review), John Henry Schlegel

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Jamie L. Bronstein's Caught in the Machinery: Workplace Accidents and Injured Workers in Nineteenth-Century Britain (book review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Submissions from 2008

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Lawrence M. Friedman's Guarding Life's Dark Secrets : Legal and Social Controls Over Reputation, Propriety, and Privacy (book review), James A. Gardner

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James Dawes's That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity (book review), Makau wa Mutua

Austin Sarat and Christian Boulanger's The Cultural Lives of Capital Punishment: Comparative Perspectives (book review), Mateo Taussig-Rubbo

Submissions from 2007

Re-Gendering the Movies (reviewing Karen Ward Mahar, Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood), Samantha Barbas

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Stephen M. Best's The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession (book review), Guyora Binder

Oscar G. Chase's Law, Culture, and Ritual: Disputing Systems in Cross-Cultural Context (book review), David M. Engel

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Christopher F. Zurn's Deliberative Democracy and the Institutions of Judicial Review (book review), James A. Gardner

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Understanding Buffalo's Economic Development (review essay), Thomas E. Headrick and John Henry Schlegel

Rafiqul Islam's International Trade Law of the WTO (book review), Meredith Kolsky Lewis

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Thinking With Wolves: Left legal Theory After the Right's Rise (review essay), Martha T. McCluskey

Tim Jeal's Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer (book review), Makau Mutua

Those Weren't "The Good Old Days," Just the Old Days: Laura Kalman on Yale Law School in the Sixties (reviewing Laura Kalman, Yale Law School and The Sixties: Revolt And Reverberations (2005)), John Henry Schlegel

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Douglas Hay and Paul Craven's Masters, Servants, and Magistrates in Britain and The Empire, 1562–1955 (book review), Robert J. Steinfeld

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Mark Curthoys' Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s (book review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Submissions from 2006

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Maria Isabel Casablanca & Gloria Roa Bodin's Immigration Law for Paralegals, Elizabeth G. Adelman

Duncome & Mattson's The Bobbed Haired Bandit: A True Story of Crime and Celebrity in 1920s New York (book review), Samantha Barbas

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James Hopgood's The Making of Saints: Contesting Sacred Ground (book review), Samantha Barbas

The Black Actor’s Dilemma (reviewing Hattie McDaniel, Black Ambition, White Hollywood), Samantha Barbas

We Are What We Eat (reviewing Roger Horowitz, Putting Meat on the American Table: Taste, Technology, Transformation & James E. McWilliams, A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America), Samantha Barbas

Robert Asher, Lawrence B. Goodheart & Alan Rogers, Murder on Trial, 1620-2002 (book review), Guyora Binder

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A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Cold War America by Lizabeth Cohen, Joel E. Black

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Wandering Lonely as a Cloud: National Citizenship and the Case for Non-Territorial Election Districts (review of Andrew Rehfeld, The Concept of Constituency: Political Representation, Democratic Legitimacy, and Institutional Design), James A. Gardner

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A Review of Price, Principle, and the Environment, by Mark Sagoff, Matthew J. Steilen

Daniel J. Hulsebosch's Constituting Empire: New York and the Transformation of Constitutionalism in the Atlantic World, 1664–1830 (book review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Submissions from 2005

Allyson N. May's The Bar and the Old Bailey, 1750-1850 (book review), Guyora Binder

Submissions from 2003

Terrorism and Business: The Impact of September 11, 2001 (reviewing Dean C. Alexander & Yonah Alexander, Terrorism and Business: The Impact of September 11, 2001), Elizabeth G. Adelman

Bruce H. Mann's Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence (book review), Robert J. Steinfeld

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Gunther Peck's Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones and Immigrant Workers in the North American West, 1880–1930 (book review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Submissions from 2002

Identity Theft: What You Need to Know, Elizabeth G. Adelman

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Has the Field Grown Too Complex for a State-Specific "Handbook" on Environmental Law? (reviewing The Government Institute's South Carolina Environmental Law Handbook (3rd ed. 2000)), Kim Diana Connolly

Terry Thomason, Timothy P. Schmidle, and John F. Burton Jr.'s Workers’ Compensation: Benefits, Costs, and Safety under Alternative Insurance Arrangements (book review), Martha T. McCluskey

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Gary Minda's Boycott in America: How Imagination and Ideology Shape the Legal Mind (book review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Submissions from 2001

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J. Shand Watson's Theory and Reality in the International Protection of Human Rights (book review), Makau wa Mutua

Submissions from 2000

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Meaning and Motive in the Law of Homicide (reviewing Samuel H. Pillsbury, Judging Evil: Rethinking the Law of Murder and Manslaughter), Guyora Binder

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Joanne Pope Melish's Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and "Race" in New England, 1780–1860 (book review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Submissions from 1999

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William J. Novak's The People's Welfare: Law and Regulation in 19th Century America (book review), Alfred S. Konefsky

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Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective, Isabel Marcus

Submissions from 1998

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John P. Reeder, Jr.'s Killing and Saving: Abortion, Hunger, and War (book review), Elizabeth B. Mensch