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Law Library News: Book of the Week Archive

Law Library News Archive

The Law Library News column appears in The Crier, the weekly University of Washington School of Law newsletter. The column features news on Law Library policies, legal research tips, events, trivia contests, and other items written by the Gallagher Law Library staff. The Law Library News archive includes articles from 1999 to the present. 

This archive contains the Book of the Week entries from the Law Library News columns from February 2001 forward and links to prior articles highlighting judicial biographies and select books that have won Pulitzer Prizes for history and general non-fiction that address legal topics. Please note that links to some websites mentioned in these columns may no longer be accurate.

Follow the date link to read the Book of the Week column. Follow the book title link to see the Gallagher Law Library catalog record, which will provide the call number and library location, and sometimes a link to the table of contents.

2008 Book of the Week Issues

May 12 From Law School to Law Practice: The New Associate�s Guide
May 5 Licensing Intellectual Property: Law and Application

2007 Book of the Week Issues

April 23 The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law
April 9 The State of Play: Law, Games, and Virtual Worlds
April 2 Law as a Means to an End
March 26 Culture to Culture: A Guide to U.S. Legal Writing
Feb. 26 Sexual Orientation and the Law: A Research Bibliography Selectively Annotating Legal Literature Through 2005
Feb. 19 Intellectual Property, Software, and Information Licensing: Law and Practice
Feb. 12 Adoption Law: Theory, Policy, and Practice
Jan. 29 Washington Elements of an Action
Jan. 22 The Canon of American Legal Thought

2006 Book of the Week Issues

Dec. 4 A Collection of In Chambers Opinions of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States
Nov. 13 Student Lawyer
Oct. 30 Environmental Law in Indian Country
Oct. 16 Washington Community Property Deskbook, 3d ed.
Oct. 2 The Law of Electronic Commerce, 4th ed.
May 22 Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture
May 15 Legal Ethics Stories
May 1 On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of World War II
April 24 Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law
April 17 Real Estate: Property Law and Transactions
April 10 Washington Estate Planning Deskbook & Washington Probate Deskbook
April 3 Many Unhappy Returns: One Man's Quest to Turn Around the Most Unpopular Organization in America
March 27 Washington Appellate Practice Deskbook, 3d. ed.
March 6 Protocol: The Complete Handbook of Diplomatic, Official, and Social Usage
Feb. 27 Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age: Why We Need a Genetic Bill of Rights
Feb. 13 Washington Administrative Law Practice Manual
Feb. 6 Student Lawyer
Jan. 16 Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis
Jan. 9 Long Goodbye: The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan

2005 Book of the Week Issues

Dec. 5 The New Lawyer's Wit and Wisdom
Nov. 28 The Supreme Court of the United States: Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee, 1916-1994.
Nov. 21 Washington Legal Research
April 11 Craig Allen, Farwell's Rules of the Nautical Road
March 28 Specialized Legal Research
Feb. 21 America�s Lawyer-Presidents: From Law Office to Oval Office
Feb. 14 Living Together Kit: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples
A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples
Jan. 31 Winning Every Time
Jan. 24 A Judgment for Solomon: The d'Hauteville Case and Legal Experience in Antebellum America
Jan. 17 Law School: Legal Education in America from the 1850s to the 1980s
Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy: A Polemic Against the System: A Critical Edition
Jan. 10 The Law School Trip

2004 Book of the Week Issues

Dec.6 Would You Convict? Seventeen Cases That Challenged the Law
Nov. 29 Garner's Modern American Usage
Nov. 22 Fred R. Shapiro,The Most-Cited Legal Books Published Since 1978, 29 J. Legal Stud. 397 (2000), available on Westlaw and LexisNexis. See the Most Cited Law Books guide for more information.
Nov. 15 United States Government Manual
Nov. 8 A Time for Every Purpose: Law and the Balance of Life
Nov. 1 L. Rev.: The Law Review Experience in American Legal Education. A Personal Memoir
Oct. 25 How to Start and Build a Law Practice
Oct. 18 The Washington State Constitution: A Reference Guide
Oct. 11 Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters: Words of Wisdom from Multicultural Women Attorneys Who�ve Been There and Done That
Oct. 4 Objection Overruled: Overcoming Obstacles in the Lawyer Job Search

Ask the Career Counselors: Answers for Lawyers on Their Lives and Life�s Work

Sept. 27 Black's Law Dictionary, 8th ed.
May 10
Jan. 12 What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said

2003 Book of the Week Issues

Dec. 1 Be Careful Who You SLAPP
Oct. 27 The Deluxe Transitive Vampire:  The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed
Oct. 13 Family Evaluation in Custody Litigation:  Reducing Risks of Ethical Infractions and Malpractice
May 26  
May 19 A Murder in Virginia:  Southern Justice on Trial
May 5 Gates Argues for Estate Tax---Wealth and Our Commonwealth:  Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes
April 21 Tax Stories: An In-Depth Look at Ten Leading Federal Income Tax Cases
April 14 Hereof, Thereof, and Everywhereof: A Contrarian Guide to Legal Drafting
March 10 The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation
March 3
Feb. 10 "A Problem From Hell": America and the Age of Genocide
Jan. 20 Federal Appendix (not owned by the Gallagher Law Library)


2002 Book of the Week Issues

Dec. 9   Tempered Zeal: A Columbia Law Professor's Year on the Streets with the New York City Police
Dec.2 The Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860
Nov. 18 The International Lawyer's Deskbook
Nov. 11 The Law of Torts
Oct. 21 The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt
May 20   Washington Practice
April 29   Legal Tender: A Lawyer's Guide to Handling Professional Dilemmas
April 22 Lists of Good Law-Related Books
March 4   Washington Legal Researcher's Deskbook 3d
Feb. 25 Books for African American History Month
Feb. 18 Law in America: An Illustrated Celebration
Feb. 4
Jan. 21 The Politics of Law: A Progressive Critique
Jan. 14
Jan. 7 Looking at Law School: A Student Guide from the Society of American Law Teachers


2001 Book of the Week Issues

Nov. 26 Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military: Vietnam to the Persian Gulf
Nov. 12 Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes, and Law Review Competition Papers, 2d ed.
May 21 Summer Reading Recommendations from Law School Faculty and Staff
May 14 A History of American Law
May 7 The Gregg Reference Manual
April 9   To Steal a Book is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization
March 5 The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations
Feb. 19 Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black Americas Struggle for Equality
Feb. 12 The Living Together Kit
Jan. 22   Judicial biographies


2000 Book of the Week Issues

April 17 Pulitzer Prizes