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NEWS BRIEFS Nafziger Releases Hague Academy of International Law Text Professor James A.R. Nafziger recently co-edited a collection of selected research by legal scholars and practitioners from around the world in a new text for the Hague Academy of International Law. The Cultural Heritage of Mankind (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008) is the culmination of several years of scholarship, which began during the 2005 summer program at the Hague Academy of International Law’s Centre for Studies and Research, which Nafziger co-directed. The resulting text offers analysis of the rules and institutions that protect the world’s cultural heritage from such risks as armed conflicts, looting of archeological sites and illegal trafficking in stolen art. Nafziger co-edited and wrote a comprehensive introduction to the 1,100-word collection with Professor Tullio Scovazzi of the University of Milano-Bicocca. Everyday Law for Latinos/as by Carrasco Professor Gilbert Paul Carrasco recently released Everyday Law for Latinos/as, a comprehensive guide to the legal issues that affect the economic livelihood, civil rights and opportunities of the most populous minority group in the United States. According to the publisher, the text is organized around the three central points that contribute to the unique legal treatment of Latino/as: immigration status, language regulation and racial/ethnic discrimination. These points are examined in the venues of everyday life for Latino/as — in housing, the workplace, classrooms, the voting booth and within the criminal justice system. Co-written with law professors Steven W. Bender, Raquel Aldana and Joaquin G. Avila, Everyday Law for Latinos/as was published by Paradigm Press in December 2008 and is now available in paperback. Green Releases Case Book on Religion and the Supreme Court The law school is pleased to announce the release of Religious Freedom and the Supreme Court, co-authored by Willamette Law Professor Steven K. Green. Published by Baylor University Press (2008), Religious Freedom and the Supreme Court is a comprehensive casebook on the First Amendment religion clauses and includes extensive background and explanatory materials. The text was written primarily for students with little familiarity with the case method, but is appropriate for law school classes as well. The book addresses a wide range of church-state controversies that frequently make their way to the courts, including faith healing, prayer and Bible reading in schools, the teaching of evolution and creationism, the public funding of religious schooling and faithbased charities, clergy malpractice, and a host of other topics. New Book on Contemporary American Sports Law by Standen Professor Jeffrey Standen recently released his new book, Taking Sports Seriously (Carolina Academic Press, 2009), which brings modern legal analysis to bear on the problems of sports in contemporary America. A collection of essays, Taking Sports Seriously offers an unflinching examination of the salient legal issues surrounding the world of sports, including player violence, fan injuries, free agency, player agents, drug testing, athletes as role models, gambling, and other key topics. The text is an ideal reading companion to a course in sports law or sports management. Symeonides Releases New Private International Law Text When a prestigious foreign publisher needed an authoritative text on American conflicts law, or private international law, for foreign scholars, the publisher turned to Dean Symeon C. Symeonides. He obliged by writing his 20th book, American Private International Law (Kluwer Law International, 2008). As the book’s jacket states, “having studied and taught law in both Europe and the United States, [Symeonides] is uniquely qualified to identify and explain in language understandable to readers outside the United States the American peculiarities of the subject. His three decades of experience in writing on thousands of American judicial decisions is particularly valuable in understanding and presenting the practical essentials of the subject to practitioners and academics alike.” The result is an “authoritative and complete yet compact presentation” of private international law in the United States. For more recent College of Law news, visit the law school’s news blog at Spring 2009 | 27

Willamette Lawyer | Spring 2009 • Vol. IX, No. 1

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