NYLS Celebrates Four Acclaimed New Books by Faculty Members

New York, NY (April 11, 2018) – This spring, New York Law School (NYLS) is honoring four acclaimed new books by faculty members and holding a series of special book events at its Tribeca campus to celebrate.

“As these vitally important new books demonstrate, the intellectual product of New York Law School is unmatched,” said Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell. “From hate speech to privacy, civil rights, and special education law, our community is at the forefront of issues that affect people’s fundamental rights and the fabric of our society.”

New Books and Book Events

Privacy as Trust: Information Privacy for an Information Age
by Professor Ari Ezra Waldman

  • Book event: April 16, 2018.

Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties
by Dean and Professor Emeritus James F. Simon

  • Book event: April 18, 2018

HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship
by Professor and Former American Civil Liberties Union President Nadine Strossen

  • Book event: April 25, 2018

Special Education Law and Practice
by Professors Deborah Archer and Richard D. Marsico

  • Images of the book and authors are available upon request.

Media who would like to attend upcoming book events or request photos should contact Liz Thomas and Brian Kaszuba at communications@nyls.edu or 212.431.2872.

Additional Details

HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship
by Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law
(Oxford University Press, May 1, 2018)

In an era of perennial debates about free speech, hate speech, and censorship, Nadine Strossen’s new book brings clarity and insight to the question of how best to stamp out hate. HATE traces the meaning of hate speech and the history of hate speech censorship by governments around the world. In so doing, it effectively makes the case that the best way to resist hate and promote equality is not censorship, but rather vigorous “counterspeech” and activism. Professor Strossen, an internationally renowned constitutional law scholar, served as the first female President of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991 through 2008. She has appeared on national and international media, including 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, and Good Morning America, and her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and many other outlets. HATE has received highest praise from diverse luminaries, including Floyd Abrams, Senator Lamar Alexander, Mitchell Daniels, Cornel West, and Robert Zimmer.

Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties
by Dean and Professor Emeritus James F. Simon
(Liveright, April 3, 2018)

James F. Simon’s newest book chronicles the bitter 1950s feud between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chief Justice Earl Warren, a battle that would shape the legal future of the Civil Rights movement. Eisenhower vs. Warren analyzes the divergent approaches behind the conflict: While Eisenhower took a gradualist approach to integration, Warren, author of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic unanimous opinion in Brown v. Board of Education, demanded immediate action to dismantle segregation in public schools. Professor Simon, who served as Dean of NYLS from 1983 to 1992, authored eight previous books on American law and history. He has received the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, and his books have twice been named New York Times Notable Books. Eisenhower vs. Warren has received accolades from historians and legal scholars alike, including Douglas Brinkley, Evan Thomas, Geoffrey R. Stone of University of Chicago School of Law, and G. Edward White of University of Virginia School of Law, as well as positive reviews in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Publisher’s Weekly, and Booklist.

Privacy as Trust: Information Privacy for an Information Age
by Professor Ari Ezra Waldman
(Cambridge University Press, March 29, 2018)

In an age when privacy appears to be a thing of the past and companies routinely misuse our data, Professor Ari Ezra Waldman’s first book argues compellingly that we can only protect privacy if we stop thinking about it in narrow, limited, and outdated ways. Privacy as Trust includes timely case studies on topics such as Facebook data collection and presents a roadmap for safeguarding privacy in today’s digitized world. Professor Waldman, who also holds a Ph.D. in sociology, emphasizes that information shared in contexts of trust should be considered private and that privacy law should treat users of technology as human beings, not faceless engines of clicks, likes, and data. Professor Waldman is Director of NYLS’s Innovation Center on Law and Technology. His scholarly work has been published in the nation’s top law reviews, and his opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times, the New York Daily News, The Advocate, and other popular press. He is working on a second book, Designing With Privacy.

Special Education Law and Practice
by Professors Deborah Archer and Richard D. Marsico
(Carolina Academic Press, October 23, 2017)

Amid growing concerns about civil rights and equal access to education, Special Education Law and Practice is an invaluable reference for clinical professors and attorneys working in the field, as well as anyone who seeks to learn more about the special education process. In the book, Professors Deborah N. Archer and Richard D. Marsico, both leaders in public-interest law, cover a vast array of structural and historic context that is highly relevant to special education, including school discipline, racial disparities, and developments in landmark cases in special education law. Professor Archer is a highly respected authority on civil rights and racial justice and serves on the boards of the Legal Aid Society and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. Professor Marsico leads NYLS’s Impact Center for Public Interest Law and its Law School Pipeline Project, which harnesses the skill sets of law students, legal educators, and practitioners to enhance the educational and career opportunities of students from underserved New York City communities. He also co-founded and is Board Chair of The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice in the Bronx.