‘Richard Nixon and Me’: Lecturer Henry Hecht Recounts Watergate Days in New Essay Collection (02/27/2024) In Legal Briefs: The Ups and Downs of Life in the Law, Hecht details his brushes with Nixon over four episodes — divulging some details publicly for the first time. Human Rights Center Leaders Offer Science-Based Advice on Processing Disturbing Imagery (11/07/2023) In their new book, Graphic: Trauma and Meaning in our Online Lives, Alexa Koenig and Andrea Lampros draw lessons from experts and the center’s own work to protect students’ mental health. Professor Dylan Penningroth’s New Book Centers the Law in Black Lives, from the 1830s to the 1970s (09/26/2023) Before the Movement explores how Black people worked within the laws of property, contracts, and more to assert their rights — even while other parts of the legal system offered discrimination, hostility, and violence. Dean Chemerinsky’s New Book Sees Flaws, Dangers in Originalist Constitutional Interpretation (09/06/2022) Released today, Worse Than Nothing provides a deep legal and historical analysis and argues that the increasingly popular method for understanding the Constitution is unworkable. Turn the Page: A Prolific Year of Powerful and Pathbreaking Books from Berkeley Law’s Faculty (04/20/2022) A recent celebration of 39 works that probe compelling issues across and beyond the legal landscape highlights the faculty’s far-reaching expertise. Contested Ground: A New Book by Professor Daniel Farber Confronts Presidential Power and Its Abuses (10/19/2021) Farber says failing to strike the right balance between curtailing executive power and enabling its use when needed carries major consequences. ‘Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue’ Brings Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Berkeley Law Lecture to the World (03/16/2021) Professor Amanda L. Tyler’s collaboration with Ginsburg puts the late jurist’s trailblazing career back in the spotlight. From Economics to History, Recent Books Showcase Depth and Breadth of Faculty Scholarship (03/12/2021) Fifteen books published in 2019 and 2020 were highlighted at a recent event, including work by Ian Haney López, Franklin Zimring, and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Berkeley Law Professor’s Book Presents a ‘Speculative History’ of Slave Rebellion Leader Nat Turner (09/29/2020) Professor Christopher Tomlins digs deeply into the persona of the Virginia slave Nat Turner and examines the legacy of the 1831 rebellion he led. A-Plus: Professor Franklin Zimring Wins Criminology’s Top International Award (11/08/2019) Zimring, a pioneering scholar in the study of violent crime for half a century, shares the prestigious Stockholm Prize in Criminology with UC Berkeley Ph.D. Philip Cook. Cover to Cover: Another Prolific Year of Books from Berkeley Law Faculty (02/28/2019) Dean Erwin Chemerinsky emceed the annual gathering to celebrate books written by the school’s prolific faculty over the past year. Judges, Scholars Hail Professor Amanda Tyler’s Seminal Book on Habeas Corpus (04/13/2018) Symposium examines the history and enduring challenges of the longtime safeguard against unlawful detention. Executive Branch Overreach Threatens Citizens’ Rights During Wartime (10/23/2017) In her new book, Professor Amanda Tyler looks at the erosion of U.S. citizens’ legal rights during wartime. Q&A: Professor Zimring Studies Police Use of Lethal Force, Calls for Reforms (02/14/2017) Professor Zimring’s latest book reveals unsettling truths about police shootings in the U.S. Professor Scheiber’s New Book Tracks Rise of California Supreme Court (01/25/2017) The book documents the court’s compelling history and far-reaching impact on California’s cultural, socio-economic and political landscape.