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Part of the purpose of recommending exemplary law books of the past year to readers of the Green Bag is to bring to their focus books even such erudite readers may not have noticed that nonetheless deserve their attention.


Law | Legal Writing and Research


The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner, W.W. Norton, 2019.

Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England by Elizabeth Papp Kamali, Cambridge University Press, 2019.

The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality by Katharina Pistor, Princeton University Press, 2019.

Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom by Sarah A. Seo, Harvard University Press, 2020.