The Modern Law Library
166 ABA Journal The Modern Law Library articles.
Sep 10, 2012 1:35 PM CDT
Shoplifting–is it little Johnny swiping a pack of gum, or a multi-billion-dollar crime epidemic? Well, it can be both, says Rachel Shteir, author of The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting
, and the public perception of shoplifting has shifted throughout history. Shteir speaks with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles as they discuss professional shoplifters called boosters, the treatments available for compulsive shoplifters, and the extraordinary extrajudicial industry of "loss prevention."
Aug 27, 2012 3:23 PM CDT
Jul 26, 2012 2:00 PM CDT
Jul 23, 2012 2:30 PM CDT
Michael Connelly’s legal thriller The Fifth Witness has been named the winner of the 2nd Annual Harper Lee Prize for…
Jul 17, 2012 9:55 PM CDT
Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter imagines President Lincoln surviving an assassin’s bullet and facing impeachment in a new legal thriller.
The protagonist is not the president who ended slavery,…
Jul 12, 2012 11:00 AM CDT
ABA Journal Business of Law Reporter Rachel Zahorsky talks with Brian Z. Tamanaha, author of Failing Law Schools, on the need for new law school models that reflect today’s reality, where the six-figure cost of a J.D. is grossly disproportionate to the economic benefits for most graduates.
Jul 9, 2012 5:35 PM CDT
In 'Breach of Trust,' an intrepid attorney (with nothing left to lose after the deaths of his wife and daughter) scales the state government ladder to solve the murder of a potential witness and expose the corruption that leads all the way to the governor's mansion. ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with David Ellis about the real-life influences behind his award-nominated novel.
Jun 25, 2012 1:30 PM CDT
The operative sentence in the 567-page book by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and writing professional Bryan A. Garner is this: “Our approach is … prescribing what, in our…
Jun 19, 2012 5:04 PM CDT
When does dealing with a manipulative person go from difficult to dangerous? ABA Journal reporter Martha Neil talks about psychopathy with Dr. Ron Schouten, one of the authors of "Almost a Psychopath: Do I (or Does Someone I Know) Have a Problem with Manipulation and Lack of Empathy?"
Jun 11, 2012 1:29 PM CDT
ABA Journal web producer Lee Rawles talks with Lori Andrews, author of "I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy" about the lack of online privacy rights and the need for a social media constitution. They discuss the changes that social networks have brought to all areas of the law, including evidence gathering; what evidence is admissible in courts; how social media can affect the right to a fair trial; and the right to control one's image.
May 29, 2012 5:19 PM CDT
In today's podcast, ABA Journal Web producer Lee Rawles speaks with Peter Afrasiabi about his recently released book "Show Trials: How Property Gets More Legal Protection than People in Our Failed Immigration System."
May 14, 2012 1:34 PM CDT
In today's podcast, ABA Journal Web producer Lee Rawles speaks with Susan Madden Lankford about her recently released book "Born, Not Raised: Voices from Juvenile Hall."
Apr 23, 2012 1:30 PM CDT
Welcome to the ABA Journal's new podcast, The Modern Law Library. On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, we will discuss a law-related book with its author and listen to a short excerpt. In today's podcast, ABA Journal Web producer Lee Rawles speaks with Gilbert King about his recently released book "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America".
Apr 9, 2012 1:30 PM CDT
The great Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. once confessed that his greatest thoughts were the result of wrestling with those of others. “Life-transforming ideas,” he wrote, “have always come to me…
Aug 1, 2011 9:00 AM CDT