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Books
The books below vary from classics in the field of tort law to modern treatments; they include both popular writings and more academic approaches. As with the articles list, this listing of books is not intended to be comprehensive. The titles should, however, both help to initiate the novice to our tort law system and to offer depth to those desiring a more thorough examination of various issues.



 Science on Trial: The Clash of Medical Evidence and the Law in the Breast Implant Case
Marcia Angell, M.D., Executive Editor, New England Journal of Medicine (W. W. Norton and Company, 1996)


 Accidental Justice: The Dilemmas of Tort Law
Peter A. Bell, Professor, Syracuse University College of Law and Jeffrey O'Connell, Professor, University of Virginia School of Law (Yale University Press, 1999)


 Lawyer Barons: What Their Contingency Fees Really Cost America
Lester Brickman (Cambridge University Press, February 2011)


 The Sarbanes-Oxley Debacle: What We've Learned; How to Fix It
Henry N. Butler, Professor, Chapman University; and Larry E. Ribstein, Professor, the University of Illinois College of Law (AEI Press 2006)


 The Cost of Accidents: A Legal and Economic Analysis
Hon. Guido Calabresi, Second Circuit Unites States Court of Appeals and Former Dean, Yale Law School (Yale University Press, 1970)


 The Case Against Lawyers
Catherine Crier, Host, Court TV�s Crier Report (Broadway, 2002)


 Exploring the Domain of Accident Law
Don Dewees, David Duff, and Michael Trebilcock, Professors of Law, University of Toronto (Oxford University Press, 1996)


 Modern Products Liability Law
Richard A. Epstein, Professor, University of Chicago School of Law (Quorum Books, 1980)


 Making Tort Law: What Should Be Done and Who Should Do It
Charles Fried and David Rosenberg, Professors, Harvard Law School (AEI Press, 2003)


 A Nation of Adversaries: How the Litigation Explosion is Reshaping America
Patrick M. Garry, Associate Professor, University of South Dakota School of Law (Insight Books, 1997)


 Lying, Cheating and Stealing: A Moral Theory of White Collar Crime
Stuart P. Green, Professor of Law and Justice Nathan L. Jacobs, Scholar, Rutgers School of Law-Newark (Oxford University Press, 2007)


 Trapped: When Acting Ethically Is Against The Law
John Hasnas, Associate Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University (Cato Institute, 2006)


 Class Action Dilemmas: Pursuing Public Goals for Private Gain
Deborah R. Hensler, et al., RAND Institute for Civil Justice (RAND, 2000)


 The Collapse of the Common Good: How America's Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom
Philip K. Howard, Vice Chairman, Covington & Burling (Ballentine Books, 2002)


 The Death of Common Sense
Philip K. Howard, Partner, Covington & Burling (Random House, 1994)


 Liability: The Legal Revolution and Its Consequences
Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute (Basic Books, 1988)


 Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom
Peter W. Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute (Basic Books, August 1991)


 Judging Science: Scientific Knowledge and the Federal Courts
Peter W. Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; and Kenneth R. Foster, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania (MIT Press, 1997)


 Phantom Risk: Scientific Inference and the Law
Edited by Peter W. Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Kenneth R. Foster, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania; David E. Bernstein, Professor, George Mason University School of Law (MIT Press, 1993)


 The Liability Maze: The Impact of Liability Law on Safety and Innovation
Edited by Peter W. Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; and Robert E. Litan, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution (Brookings Institution, 1991)


 Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law
Robert A. Kagan, Professor, University of California at Berkeley (Harvard University Press, 2003)


 Reforming the Civil Justice System
Edited by Larry Kramer, Professor and Dean, Stanford Law School (NYU Press, 1996)


 The Economic Structure of Tort Law
William M. Landes, Professor, University of Chicago; and Richard A. Posner, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School (Harvard University Press, 1987)


 Liability: Perspectives and Policy
Edited by Robert E. Litan and Clifford Winston, Senior Fellows, Brookings Institution (Brookings Institution, 1988)


 In the Name of Justice: Leading Experts Reexamine the Classic Article "The Aims of the Criminal Law"
Tim Lynch, ed., Director, Cato Institute Criminal Justice Project (Cato Institute, 2009)


 The Product Liability Mess: How Business Can Be Rescued from State Court Politics
Richard Neely, Former Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (Free Press, 1988)


 The Litigation Explosion: What Happened When America Unleashed the Lawsuit
Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute (Truman Talley Books, 1991)

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 The Rule of Lawyers: How the New Litigation Elite Threatens America's Rule of Law
Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute (Truman Talley Books/St. Martin's, 2003)


 The Excuse Factory: How Employment Law is Paralyzing the American Workplace
Walter K. Olson, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute (The Free Press, June 1997)


 New Directions in Liability Law
Edited by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute (The Academy of Political Science, 1988)


 Liability for Negligence and Judicial Discretion
Francesco Parisi, Professor, George Mason University School of Law, University of Milan School of Law (University of California at Berkeley, 1992)


 Tort Reform by Contract
Paul H. Rubin, Professor of Economics, Emory University (AEI Press, 1993)


 Democracy by Decree: What Happens When Courts Run Government
Ross Sandler and David Schoenbrod, Professors, New York Law School (Yale University Press, 2003)


 Tort Law and the Public Interest: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Welfare
Edited by Peter H. Schuck, Professor, Yale Law School (The American Assembly, 1991)


 Agent Orange on Trial: Mass Toxic Disasters in the Courts
Peter H. Schuck, Professor, Yale Law School (Belknap/Harvard University Press, 1986)


 Economic Analysis of Accident Law
Steven Shavell, Professor, Harvard Law School (Harvard University Press, 1987)


 Gimme a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media...
John Stossel, Host, ABC News 20/20 (Harper Collins, 2004)


 Punitive Damages: How Juries Decide
Cass R. Sunstein, et al., Professor, University of Chicago School of Law (University of Chicago Press, 2002)


 Judge and Jury: American Tort Law on Trial
Eric A. Helland, Professor, Claremont-McKenna College; and Alexander Tabarrok, Professor, George Mason University (Independent Institute, 2006)


 Smoke-Filled Rooms: A Postmortem on the Tobacco Deal
W. Kip Viscusi, Professor, Harvard Law School (University of Chicago Press, 2002)


 Regulation Through Litigation
Edited by W. Kip Viscusi, Professor, Harvard Law School (AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, 2002)


 Reforming Products Liability
W. Kip Viscusi, Professor, Harvard Law School (Harvard University Press, 1991)

 

 

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