Faculty Scholarship

Our faculty are leading scholars and practitioners—experts whose experience and passion for teaching shape the study and practice of law. Our professors are scholars and authors that lead their fields of study and whose scholarship influence and impact the practice and evolution of the law.

Selected Recent Books & Chapters

Front cover of Lawrence A. Cunningham's book, Margin of Trust: The Berkshire Business ModelLawrence A. Cunningham and Stephanie Cuba
Margin of Trust: The Berkshire Business Model

Warren Buffett and his company, Berkshire Hathaway, are legendary for their distinctive investing approach. Yet many equally unconventional but less well-known aspects of Berkshire’s managerial practices and organizational structure are rich with lessons for those seeking to follow in Buffett’s footsteps. In the first book to distill Buffet's approach to management and corporate life, Professor Lawrence A. Cunningham and Stephanie Cuba develop a new account of how Berkshire Hathaway works, showing that the key to its success is trust.

book exampleTseming Yang, Anastasia Telesetsky, Lin Harmon-Walker, and Robert V. Percival
Comparative and Global Environmental Law and Policy

Lin Harmon-Walker, Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Interim Director of the Environmental and Energy Law Program, and other leading legal experts offer a student-friendly approach to the study of a rapidly evolving area of law in Comparative and Global Environmental Law and Policy. Its multi-jurisdictional selection of judicial opinions and legal materials introduces students to the worldwide reach of environmental law.


book exampleJeffrey Rosen
Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

In her own words, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, through a series of conversations with Professor Jeffrey Rosen. This book presents a unique portrait of Justice Ginsburg, drawing on more than 20 years of conversations with Professor Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. 


book exampleEmily Hammond, Joel B. Eisen, Jim Rossi, David B. Spence, and Hannah J. Wiseman
Energy, Economics, and the Environment

The fifth edition of Energy, Economics and the Environment, Associate Dean Emily Hammond and their co-authors focus on the unifying characteristics of energy law, while also emphasizing its connections to environmental and economic issues affecting energy industries. The casebook covers the full range of energy resources, as well as an in-depth examination of issues related to electric power.


book exampleLawrence A. Cunningham
The Essays of Warren Buffet: Lessons for Corporate America

In the fifth edition of The Essays of Warren Buffet: Lessons for Corporate America, Professor Lawrence A. Cunningham arranges Mr. Buffet's writings as thematic essays, presenting a synthesis of the overall business and investment philosophy of the famed investor. New and experienced readers alike will gain an invaluable informal education by perusing this classic arrangement of Mr. Buffett's best writings.


book exampleRobert L. Glicksman and Alejandro Camacho
Reorganizing Government: A Functional and Dimensional Framework

In their new book, Alejandro Camacho and GW Law Professor Robert L. Glicksman explain why government regulation is frequently less successful than it could be. The authors explain how past approaches to creating new regulatory programs or mending under-performing ones have failed to appreciate the full diversity of alternative approaches to organizing governmental authority.


book exampleJeffrey Rosen
Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet (Jewish Lives)

Just more than 100 years ago on June 1, 1916, Louis D. Brandeis was confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States. In his book, Professor Jeffrey Rosen takes a look at the man he calls the most prescient constitutional philosopher of the twentieth century.



book exampleCatherine J. Ross
Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights

Professor Catherine J. Ross explores how court rulings affect the speech rights of students in America’s public schools. She examines how well-intentioned efforts to combat bullying and hate speech may violate students' constitutional rights and proposes ways to protect free speech without disrupting education.



Book exampleNaomi R. Cahn and Amy Ziettlow
Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care and Loss

In their new book, Amy Ziettlow and GW Law Professor Naomi R. Cahn present insights into how divorce, single-parenthood, and remarriage have changed the face of end-of-life care in the 21st Century, and how social and professional support can adapt to the needs of today's families.



book exampleRobert L. Glicksman
NEPA Law and Litigation

Considered by many to be the top National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) resource, and cited as an authority by a unanimous Supreme Court in the Methow Valley decision, Professor Robert L. Glicksman and his co-authors' 2019 edition of the NEPA Law and Litigation treatise provides expert guidance on the latest legislative, regulatory, and caselaw developments interpreting NEPA.


book exampleBradford R. Clark and Anthony J. Bellia, Jr.
The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution

In their new book, Anthony J. Bellia, Jr. and GW Law Professor Bradford R. Clark offer a new lens through which anyone interested in constitutional governance in the United States should analyze the role and status of customary international law in U.S. courts. The book explains that the law of nations has not interacted with the Constitution in any single overarching way.



book exampleSean D. Murphy
International Law Relating to Islands

This monograph by Professor Sean D. Murphy considers the application of general rules of international law to islands, as well as special rules focused on islands, notably Article 121 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Such rules have been applied in several landmark cases in recent years, including the International Court of Justice's judgments in Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia), and arbitral awards in the Chagos Marine Protected Area Arbitration (Mauritius v. United Kingdom) and the South China Sea Arbitration (Philippines v. China).



book exampleRobert L. Glicksman
Modern Public Land Law in a Nutshell

In the fifth edition of Modern Public Land Law in a Nutshell, Professor Robert L. Glicksman analyzes all significant aspects of the federal government's management of lands and resources, focusing on the national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and the remaining public lands. The book provides a brief historical overview of public land law in the United States and analyzes the constitutional basis for ownership and regulation of federal lands and natural resources.


book exampleKaren B. Brown
Taxation and Development: A Comparative Study

Edited by Professor Karen B. Brown, this book examines the effect of the fundamental values of the world’s major tax systems in accommodating incentives for economic growth and development in low-income nations.



Comparative Administrative LawLaura A. Dickinson
Comparative Administrative Law

"Organizational Structure, Institutional Culture and Norm Compliance in an Era of Privatization: The Case of US Military Contractors"

Featuring a chapter by Professor Laura A. Dickinson, this research handbook is a comprehensive overview of the field of comparative administrative law.



book exampleRoger A. Fairfax, Jr.
Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment

"The Grand Jury and Police Violence Against Black Men"

A comprehensive analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking anthology features a chapter by Senior Associate Dean Roger A. Fairfax, Jr., who tries to make sense of grand juries that rarely, if ever, bring indictments against police officers in cases of violence against black men.


book exampleCynthia Lee
Enhancing Justice: Reducing Bias

"Awareness as a First Step Toward Overcoming Implicit Bias"

Featuring a chapter by Professor Cynthia Lee, this book focuses on different approaches that courts can use to lessen the impact of implicit bias by "breaking the bias habit."




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