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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.



Attorneys' Fees and Ethics

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


Class Actions

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


Criminal Law and Prosecution

 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)


 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)


Employment Law

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


Loser Pays

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

Download PDFs: Chapter 2 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 15


Medicine and Law

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


 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)


Miscellaneous

 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)


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


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


 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)


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


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

Download PDFs: Chapter 2 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 15


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


 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)


Politics

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


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


 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)


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


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

Download PDFs: Chapter 2 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 15


Procedure

 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)


 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)


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


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

Download PDFs: Chapter 2 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 15


Products Liability

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


 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)


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


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


Regulation Through Litigation

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


 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)


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


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


 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)


Scientific Evidence

 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)


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


Statistics/Empirical Work

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


 

 

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