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New Books Guide: January 2024 New Books

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Featured New Books

The Eight: the Lemmon Slave Case and the fight for freedom

This book tells the story of the Lemmon Slave Case, one the most momentous civil rights cases in American history, posing the question of whether an enslaved person can win freedom by merely setting foot on New York soil--when brought there in the keep of an "owner". The case was part of the broader judicial landscape at the time: If a law was morally repugnant but enshrined in the Constitution, what was the duty of the judge? Should there be, as some people advocated, a "higher law" that transcends the written law? These questions were at the heart of the Lemmon case. They were difficult and important ones in the 1850s--and, more than a century and a half later, we must still grapple with them today.

The Lawyers Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together

A recurring theme of this book will be that the movement to electronic and digital tools for collaboration is nonthreatening and evolutionary, not radical and revolutionary. Lawyers consistently adapt the same fundamental collaborative acts to different technologies as those technologies evolve. The greatest difference today is that the accelerating pace of technological change, combined with the sudden need for most legal professionals to work from home, culminated in an explosion of the number and variety of collaborative tools and a dramatic shift in client expectations.

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2022

This book provides a comprehensive history of the 175 African Americans who have served in the United States Congress. This book contains a profile of each African-American Member, including notables such as Hiram R. Revels, Joseph H. Rainy, Oscar De Priest, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Shirley Chisholm, Augustus F. "Gus" Hawkins, and Barbara Jordan. Individual profiles are introduced by contextual essays that explain major events in congressional and U.S. history. Illustrated with many portraits, photographs, and charts.

Literary Characters in Intellectual Property Law

This ground-breaking book critically interrogates how literary characters are regulated under copyright, moral rights, and trademark law, challenging important foundations that underscore engagement with literary characters. Using interesting examples, and referencing literary theory, Literary Characters in Intellectual Property Law offers an in-depth exploration of both the law and the diverse and conflicting interests that are impacted by literary character appropriation, incorporating the perspectives of owners, authors, appropriators, and consumers.

How the Court Became Supreme: the Origins of American Juristocracy

"How the Court Became Supreme" explains how the United States Supreme Court turned itself into the most powerful court the world has ever seen. It is supreme today not only within the judicial branch but over the legislative and executive branches. Today, both political parties complain about what they perceive as judicial supremacy. However, neither party acknowledges what precisely that means or how it happened. Tracing the long history of the Court's expansion in power and importance, "How the Court Became Supreme" tells the story of the origin and development of that problem, offering solutions that might push the Court toward restoration of its more traditional role in our constitutional republic

Sports Law: a Concise Introduction

In this essential primer on the key themes in sports law, Jack Anderson explains how law has become important to all aspects of sport, including participation, administration and the resolution of disputes. Crossing legal jurisdictions and sporting codes, it covers issues ranging from ambush marketing to broadcasting, corruption and doping.

About our New Books

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

Professional Responsibility

Practical Skills

Legal History

Legal Education

Intellectual Property

Foreign, Comparative, and International Law

Health Law