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Recommended Summer Reading

These books have been recommended by the UB School of Law faculty.  Some books may be of particular interest to newly accepted students, international students, and others.
UB School of Law students and faculty alike are encouraged to leave comments and make suggestions for additional books to be added.
This is NOT mandatory reading!
 

Anastaplo

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The Constitution of 1787 - George Anastaplo
ISBN: 9780801836060
Publication Date: 1989-02-01
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Recommended by: Law Student
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Bach

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Ordinary Injustice - Amy Bach
ISBN: 9780805074475
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
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Recommended by: Wooten
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Bogira

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Courtroom 302 - Steve Bogira
ISBN: 0679432523
Publication Date: 2005-03-22
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Recommended by: O'Rourke
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Carpenter

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Flagrant Conduct - Dale A. Carpenter
ISBN: 0393062082
Publication Date: 2012-03-12
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Recommended by: Mather
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Dernbach

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Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School - John C. Dernbach
ISBN: 9780735591882
Publication Date: 2009-11-19
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Recommended by: Faculty
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Engel

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Rights of Inclusion - David M. Engel; Frank W. Munger
ISBN: 0226208311
Publication Date: 2002-06-15
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Feinman

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Law 101 - Jay M. Feinman
ISBN: 0195395131
Publication Date: 2010-06-11
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How to Read a Legal Opinion

"How to Read a Legal Opinion" by Orin S. Kerr: http://www.volokh.com/files/howtoreadv2.pdf ("This essay is designed to help new law students prepare for the first few weeks of class. It explains what judicial opinions are, how they are structured, and what law students should look for when reading them.")

 

Gader-Shafran

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The International Students' Survival Guide to Law School in the United States - Rachel Gader-Shafran
ISBN: 0595278361
Publication Date: 2003-05-07
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Recommended for: International
Recommended by: Reigelman

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Goffman

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On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City - Alice Goffman
Call Number: Law HV9956 .P53 G64 2014
ISBN: 022613671X
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
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Recommended by: O'Rourke
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Humbach

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Whose Monet? - John A. Humbach
Call Number: KF8863 .H86 2016
ISBN: 1454873159
Publication Date: 2016-01-18
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Recommended by: Detweiler
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Jordan

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The U. S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts about It - Terry L. Jordan
ISBN: 9781891743153
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
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Recommended for: International
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Lee

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Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
ISBN: 9780062409850
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
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Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
ISBN: 9780446310789
Publication Date: 1988-10-11
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Levitt

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The Happy Lawyer - Nancy Levit; Douglas O. Linder
ISBN: 9780195392326
Publication Date: 2010-07-22
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Recommended by: Milles
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Lipson

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Succeeding As an International Student in the United States and Canada - Charles Lipson; Allan E. Goodman (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780226484785
Publication Date: 2008-04-15
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Recommended for: International
Recommended by: Reigelman
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McKinney

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Reading Like a Lawyer - Ruth Ann McKinney
ISBN: 9781611631104
Publication Date: 2012-07-24
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Recommended by: Saran
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Shadel

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Finding Your Voice in Law School - Molly Bishop Shadel
ISBN: 9781611630732
Publication Date: 2012-12-28
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Sotomayor

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My Beloved World - Sonia Sotomayor
ISBN: 9780307594884
Publication Date: 2013-01-15
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Recommended by: Cascio
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Stuntz

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The Collapse of American Criminal Justice - William J. Stuntz
ISBN: 9780674051751
Publication Date: 2011-09-30
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Recommended by: O'Rourke
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Susskind

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Tomorrow's Lawyers - Richard Susskind
ISBN: 019966806X
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
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Tiersma

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Legal Language - Peter M. Tiersma
ISBN: 9780226803036
Publication Date: 2000-05-15
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Williams

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Alchemy of Race and Rights - Patricia J. Williams
ISBN: 0674014707
Publication Date: 1991-04-18
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