Skip to Main Content
site header image

New Books Guide: April-May 2024 New Books

Check here monthly to find books that have been recently added to our collection!

Featured New Books

The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic

In The Shadow Docket, University of Texas law professor Steve Vladeck offers a comprehensive analysis of the shadow docket, tracing its emergence in the 1970s in the wake of major court decisions on the death penalty and its recent embrace by a conservative-leaning Court that has expanded it to set policy on everything from election law to abortion to immigration. 

Keeping Your Own Counsel: Simple Strategies and Secrets for Success in Law School

A unique toolkit of practical systems, schedules, and scores of (sometimes-surprising) suggestions, to help students distinguish themselves in the classroom, the exam room, and the interview room. Drawing on the author's seven years of big-firm practice and quarter-century of full-time law teaching, the book provides encouraging and immediately-usable methods to support students throughout their law school careers, starting well before the first day of classes. Includes structures for mastering information, maximizing efficiency, minimizing stress, and building a portfolio of publications.

Who Owns Outer Space? International Law, Astrophysics, and the Sustainable Development of Space

From space debris to asteroid strikes to anti-satellite weapons, humanity's rapid expansion into Space raises major environmental, safety, and security challenges. In this book, Michael Byers and Aaron Boley, an international lawyer and an astrophysicist, identify and interrogate these challenges and propose actionable solutions.

You Can't Always Say What You Want: The Paradox of Free Speech

The freedom to think what you want and to say what you think has always generated a pushback of regulation and censorship. This raises the thorny question: to what extent does free speech actually endanger speech protection? This book examines today's calls for speech legislation and places it into historical perspective, using fascinating examples from the past 200 years, to explain the historical context of laws regulating speech. 

Geometrical Justice: The Death Penalty in America

Legal decisions continue to mystify: Why was this person convicted and that person acquitted of the same crime? Why did she sue for breach of contract and he did not? Legal rules are supposed to provide answers to these questions, but their answers are radically incomplete. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a theory that explained legal decisions, which predicted how legal cases are likely to be brought and decided? Drawing on Donald Black's theory of the behavior of law, Geometrical Justice: The Death Penalty in America aims to offer some answers, looking specifically at who receives the death penalty in the US. 

The Lawyer's Conscience: A History of American Lawyer Ethics

This is the story of power and the limits of ethical constraints to ensure such power is properly wielded. The Lawyer’s Conscience is the first book examining the history of American lawyer ethics, ranging from the mid-eighteenth century to the “professionalism” crisis facing lawyers today.

About our New Books Guide

This Guide highlights books that have recently been added to the Law Library collection, sorted by topic. Please use Loyola's Library Catalog to search all titles in the Loyola University collection. Click on the links below to view new titles on the following topics: 

The Supreme Court and the Judiciary

Housing Law

Practical Skills

Criminal Law

Legal Ethics

Environmental Law

Child Law

Legal History and Construction

Foreign, Comparative, and International Law

Legal Education

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Joe Mitzenmacher
Reference & Electronic Services Librarian
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611