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An informational video highlighting the Law Library’s world-class collections and resources has been launched in China on Youku.

The Law Library is pleased to announce the next video in the “Iowa Thinking” series. This is a series of short videos highlighting faculty scholarship and research at Iowa Law.

Professor Arthur Bonfield

On August 1st, Professor Arthur Bonfield stepped down as Associate Dean for Research after having built the University of Iowa Law Library into the largest public law school library in the country during his tenure from 1985 - 2014.

The Law Library is pleased to launch a new series of short videos highlighting faculty scholarship and research at Iowa Law. In this first video of the series, Professor Thomas Gallanis speaks briefly about his forthcoming book for the Selden Society.

The Law Library is one of the very best law school libraries in the United States. We invite you to learn more about us by watching this short video.

Lawyer Poets and that World We Call Law, James R. Elkins, editor, is an anthology of lawyers and judges who not only practice law, they practice verse.

Why Law Matters book cover

Why Law Matters presents the argument that legal institutions and legal procedures are valuable and matter as such, irrespective of their instrumental value. Source: Oxford University Press website

Mexico's Supreme Court book cover

Mexico’s Supreme Court: Between Liberal Individual and Revolutionary Social Rights, 1867 - 1934 by Timothy M. James

Machiavelli's Prince book cover

In the first detailed, chapter-by-chapter reading, Erica Benner shows that the book, Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading, is a masterpiece of ironic writing.

A Public Empire book cover

A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia byEkaterina Pravilova“Property rights” and “Russia” do not usually belong in the same sentence. Rather, our general image of the nation is of insecurity of private ownership and defenselessness in the face of the state. Many scholars have attributed Russia’s long-term development problems to a failure to advance property rights for the modern age and blamed Russian intellectuals for their indifference to the issues of ownership. A Public Empire refutes this widely shared...


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