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July Virtual Book Display: Home

About this month's book display

This virtual book display is meant to highlight some of the excellent resources available to UNM School of Law students. The below virtually-available books and articles were selected because they provide a historical snap shot of contemporary issues. If you are a law student who is experiencing trouble accessing any of the books in this display, please email for assistance.

This month's selections

The following titles connect the law to common themes of celebration or focus for the month of July, and are available to UNM law students virtually. 

Books (available to UNM student through University Libraries):

Cover image of The Clamor of Lawyers: The American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession

The Clamor of Lawyers : The American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession by Peter Charles Hoffer and William James Hoffer Cornell University Press, 2018. Click here to access via UNM University Libraries

Cover of book The American Revolution in the Law


The American Revolution In the Law : Anglo-American Jurisprudence Before John Marshall by Shannon C. Stimson, Princeton University Press, 1990. Click here to access via UNM University Libraries

Articles and Comments (Available to UNM School of Law Students via HeinOnline):

Darrell A.H. Miller, Continuity and the Declaration of Independence, 89 S. Cal. L. Rev. 601 (2016). Click here to access via HeinOnline

  • This article explores the use of the U.S. Declaration of Independence as a law-making ritual instead of being positive law in itself, and posits that the Declaration is an inherited ritual which is repeated to affirm a connection to the past.

J. Gregory Sidak, Some Economics of Flag Burning and Jimi Hendrix, 1 Criterion J. on Innovation 563 (2016). Click here to access via HeinOnline

  • Article positing that there is an economic rationale for why the Supreme Court should interpret the First Amendment to protect speech to a greater extent than conduct.

Paul Finkelman, Frederick Douglass's Constitution: From Garrisonian Abolitionist to Lincoln Republican, 81 Mo. L. Rev. 1 (2016). Click here to access via HeinOnline

  • This article provides insights into antebellum constitutional thought while exploring our understanding of the U.S. Constitution and its relationship to slavery through the lens of the life and theory of Frederick Douglass. Article also discusses Douglass's most famous public address, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

Robert M. Howard, Jeffrey P. Carlin & Taiga Takahashi, Goodbye Fourth of July: Are Fireworks Displays Now Subject to CWA Regulation, 43 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10537 (2013). Click here to access via HeinOnline

  • Article discussing whether public fireworks displays are subject to the Federal Clean Water Act


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