New Books from Texas Law Faculty

A number of Texas Law faculty members have recently published new books covering a broad range of topics. Read on to get a glimpse of the new books written by our world-class faculty. 

The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions 

The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions by Richard Albert can be found here.

The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions is described as “a first-of-its-kind resource studying the operation of constitutional law across the entire Caribbean, embracing the linguistic, political, and cultural diversity of the region.”

Law, Empire, and the Sultan

Law, Empire, and the Sultan by Samy A. Ayoub can be found here

Law, Empire, and the Sultan provides detailed analysis and fresh insights on a wide range of legal issues through careful reading of understudied sources, uncirculated manuscripts, and extensive references to authoritative Hanafi texts. 

The Grip of Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Grip of Sexual Violence in Conflict by Karen Engle can be found here.

Subtitled “Feminists Interventions in International Law,” the monograph traces three decades of feminist engagement with international law and institutions with a focus on how and why both feminist activism and international law became “gripped” by the issue of sexual violence in conflict. Professor Engle’s analysis reinvigorates vital debates about feminist goals and priorities, and spurs readers to question much of today’s common sense about the causes, effects, and proper responses to sexual violence in conflict.

A Texas Law interview with Professor Engle about The Grip of Sexual Violence in Conflict can be found here

Farnsworth’s Classical English Style

Farnsworth’s Classical English Style by Dean Ward Farnsworth can be found here.

Say it with style—on paper or in person. This book explains why the best writing sounds that way, with more than 100 examples from Lincoln, Churchill, and other masters of the language. Farnsworth shows how small choices about words, sentences, and paragraphs put force into writing and speech that have stood the test of time. This is must for anyone who wants to speak or write with clear, persuasive, enjoyable, unforgettable style.

Pollution, Politics, and Power

Pollution, Politics, and Power by Thomas O. McGarity can be found here.

Pollution, Politics, and Power tells the story of the remarkable transformation of the electric power industry over the last four decades. McGarity examines the progress made, details lessons learned, and looks to the future with suggestions for building a more sustainable grid while easing the economic downsides of coal’s demise.

National Security Law

National Security Law by Stephen Vladeck can be found here

National Security Law provides the broadest exploration of both constitutional and domestic law issues in National Security of any book in the field. This highly respected team of authors uses expressive and descriptive text to provide context and informative historical and background information as well as thoughtful treatment of related international law topics. 


Incomprehensible! A study of how our legal system encourages incomprehensibility, why it matters, and what we can do about it by Wendy Wagner can be found here.

Incomprehensible! argues that surrendering to incomprehensibility is a bad mistake. Drawing together evidence from diverse fields such as consumer protection, financial regulation, patents, chemical control, and administrative and legislative process, this book identifies a number of important legal programs that are built on the foundational assumption that “more information is better.”

For a video summarizing Incomprehensible! click here.

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