The Jerome Hall Law Library attempts to obtain at least two copies of all books authored by the Maurer faculty, one for our general collection and one for the faculty writings collection in our Archives Room. Additionally we collect copies of books authored or edited by others, but containing chapters by Maurer faculty. This digital gallery is just a sample of some of the recent books produced by our faculty. If available, links to electronic versions of the book or chapter are included.
Arrangement is by publication year, then by the last name of the faculty member authoring the publication. Use the search box, in the upper left-hand corner, to find a specific author/title.
Professor Fuentes-Rohwer's contribution, chapter 3, is titled "Rethinking Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act." It is co-written with Guy-Uriel E. Charles of the University of Minnesota Law School.
This clearly written Understanding treatise is designed to supplement any corporate tax casebook, providing a step-by-step explanation of the fundamentals of corporate tax law. After an initial introductory chapter, six chapters cover events in the life cycle of a corporation, including capitalization of a corporation with debt or equity. The next seven chapters cover S corporations; corporate reorganizations (in four chapters); carryover of tax attributes; and anti-abuse and special provisions, such as the corporate AMT. The final two chapters discuss the important policy issues of corporate integration and corporate tax shelters. The chapter on corporate tax shelters is new to this edition of the book. Understanding Corporate Taxation includes discussion of relevant cases, checklists, diagrams of transactions, and numerous examples.
Professor Sanders' contribution is titled "Civil Liberties".
David C. Williams
Professor Williams' contribution is titled "La Situation Juridique Amerindiens des Etats-Unis."
Race, Law and Education in the Post-Desegregation Era: Four Perspectives on Desegregation and Resegregation
Kevin D. Brown
The purpose of this book is to re-examine the Supreme Court's school desegregation jurisprudence and examine the current educational situation of African-American school children with the realization that American society is in the Post-Desegregation Era.
The book advances discussion of racial issues by using the Post-Desegregation Awareness, a conscious awareness that racial phenomena are comprehended against a sub silentio background of a much larger set of ideas about race and ethnicity which limit and structure their perception. The book also examines the Court's school desegregation jurisprudence from the four different conceptual schemes considered by the Post-Desegregation Awareness: Traditional Americanism, African-American Centralism, Secular Individualism, and American Collectivism.
Institutional and Technological Constraints on Environmental Instrument Choice: A Case Study of the U.S. Clean Air Act
Daniel H. Cole
Professor Cole's contribution, chapter 10, is titled "Institutional and Technological Constraints on Environmental Instrument Choice: A Case Study of the U.S. Clean Air Act."
Expression et Symbolisme Religieux dans la Tradition Constitutionelle Americaine: Neutralite de l'Etat, Mais Pas Indifference
Daniel O. Conkle and Elisabeth Zoller
Professor Conkle's contribution is titled, "Expression et Symbolisme Religieux dans la Tradition Constitutionelle Americaine: Neutralite de l'Etat, Mais Pas Indifference".
Jayanth K. Krishnan
Professor Krishma's contribution, chapter 11, is titled "Transgressive Cause Lawyering in the Developing World: The Case of India."
Ajay K. Mehrotra
Professor Mehrotra's contribution, chapter 2, is titled "The Story of the Corporate Reorganization Provisions: From 'Purely Paper' to Corporate Welfare."
David C. Williams and Lian H. Sakhong
This volume is designed to serve as a concise introduction to certain constitutional ideas that may be relevant to Burma. It contains three documents: one essay by Lian Sakhong, and two lectures that I delivered to the SCSC, over several days in November 2003 and August 2004. All three contain common themes. First, sometimes ideas can show us a way through problems that we had thought were impenetrable. Second, Burma’s problems have grown in part from some misunderstandings of certain ideas. In particular, many in Burma have imagined that governance can really occur only at the center: people look to the central government for ideas, initiative, direction, guidance, money, and even permission. They have feared that decentralization (when people look to state and local governments or even just to themselves as citizens) will lead to the breakdown of the social order. In fact, we know that the opposite is generally true: when the center tries to rule without the support and participation of the people, then the people invariably become angry and restless. Even democratic governments–perhaps especially democratic governments–need the people to be actively involved in their own governance, and the only feasible way for most people to govern themselves is at the local level. When the central government seeks to suppress local government, the people may rise up in arms, but when the central government seeks to support local government, the people may feel gratitude and devotion to the union. In other words, democracy and federalism are not in tension. In fact, it is hard to have democracy without also having some kind of federalism. Every well-functioning democratic government tries to empower the people, on a local basis, to take a hand in building their own future.
- David Williams, from the Forward
Alfred C. Aman
Economic globalization has had a chilling effect on democracy since markets now do some of the work that governments used to do through the political process. More than two decades of deregulation have made a healthy economy appear to depend on unrestrained markets. But appearances are misleading—globalization is also a legal and political process. The future of democracy in the twenty-first century depends on the ability of citizens to reclaim a voice in taming globalization through domestic politics and law reform.
"The book's topic could not be more important: how do we adapt contemporary democratic governance- and contemporary administrative law- to the challenge of a globalizing world?"—Kal Raustiala, UCLA School of Law
Can citizens govern globalization? Aman argues that they can, and that domestic law has a crucial role to play in this process. He proposes to redefine the legal distinction between public and private to correspond to the realities of the new role of the private sector in delivering public services, and thereby to bring crucial sectors of globalization back within the scope of democratic reform.
Basing his argument on the history of the policies that led to globalization, and the current policies that sustain it, Aman advocates specific reforms meant to increase private citizens' influence on globalization. He looks at particular problem areas usually thought to be domestic in nature, such as privatization, prisons, prescription drugs, and the minimum wage, as well as constitutional structural issues such as federalism and separation of powers.
Professor Bell's contribution, chapter 8, is titled "The Police and Policing."
Robert L. Fischman
Professor Fischman's contribution is titled "Law--Biological Conservation."
William D. Henderson
This study examines the hypothesis that test-taking speed is a variable that affects performance on both the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and actual law school exams.
LSAC Research Report Series, 03-03, February 2004
Professor Bell's contribution is titled "Crossing that Yellow Line: Obtaining Access to Police Departments".