Faculty Books

Disability Law and Policy


West Academic, 2020
Disability Law and Policy

Disability Law and Policy provides an overview of the major themes and insights in disability law. It is also a compelling compendium of stories about how our legal system has responded to the needs of impacted individuals.  

The year 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. During the past three decades, disability law and policy, including the law of the ADA itself, have evolved dramatically in the United States and internationally. 

As the book illustrates, walls of inaccessibility, exclusion, segregation, stigma, and discrimination have been torn down, often brick-by-brick. But the work continues, many times led by advocates who have never known a world without the ADA and are now building on the efforts of those who came before them.

Mastering Criminal Procedure (3rd. Ed.) 


Carolina Academic Press, 2020
Mastering Criminal Procedure

Mastering Criminal Procedure, Volume 1: The Investigative Stage provides a concise treatment of the relevant federal constitutional doctrines that guide and constrain interactions between the police and individuals in the investigation of criminal conduct. 

Volume 2: The Adjudicatory Stage focuses on the charging and trial process of a criminal case from the filing of charges against a defendant through the pre-trial and trial stages of the prosecution, culminating with post-conviction proceedings.

The Specter of Dictatorship: Judicial Enabling of Presidential Power


Stanford University Press, 2021
Specter of Dictatorship

In The Specter of Dictatorship, David Driesen analyzes the chief executive’s role in the democratic decline of Hungary, Poland, and Turkey and argues that an insufficiently constrained presidency is one of the most important systemic threats to democracy. 

Driesen urges the United States to learn from the mistakes of these failing democracies. Their experiences suggest, Driesen shows, that the US Supreme Court must eschew reliance on and expansion of the “unitary executive theory” and apply a less deferential approach to presidential authority, invoked to protect national security and combat emergencies, than it has in recent years. 

Ultimately, Driesen argues that concern about the loss of democracy should play a major role in jurisprudence because the loss of democracy can prove irreversible. As autocracy spreads throughout the world, maintaining democracy has become an urgent matter.

Advanced Introduction to Law and Entrepreneurship 


Edward Elgar, 2021
Law and Entrepreneurship

This Advanced Introduction considers the multiple ways in which law and entrepreneurship intertwine. It explores key areas defining the field—including lawyering, innovation policy, intellectual property, as well as economics and finance—to enhance both legal and pedagogical concepts. 

Key features include: a survey of critical scholarly articles in the field of law and entrepreneurship; analysis of challenges to legal professions in the new technological environment; and a tracing of the roots of entrepreneurship and law and the scholarly study of intellectual property.

Forgotten Intellectual Property Lore: Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Intellectual Property


Edward Elgar, 2020
Forgotten Intellectual Property Law

Forgotten Intellectual Property Lore explores forgotten disputes over intellectual property and the ways in which creative people and sovereigns have managed these disputes throughout the centuries. 

With a focus on reform, the book raises important questions about the resilience of legal rules and challenges the methodology behind traditional legal analyses. Focusing on lore and traditions, Shubha Ghosh brings together expert contributors who incorporate into their analyses contextual understandings that are rooted in history, sociology, political science, and literary studies. 

Real Estate (4th Ed.)


Wolters Kluwer, 2021
Real Estate

Part of Wolters Kluwer’s Emanuel Law Outlines series, Real Estate offers a comprehensive study guide to a spectrum of real estate law topics, including transactions and markets; types of brokers; contracts; risk management, liability; escrow; titles and deeds; contract remedies (damages, forfeiture, slander of title, and tort); land descriptions and surveys; public land records; mortgage products and obligations; foreclosure; and commercial real estate matters.