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This Just In: United States v. Apple: Competition in America

C|M|LAW’s own Professor Chris Sagers’ new book United States v. Apple: Competition in America is the latest feature in our This Just In series. Professor Sagers is a nationally renowned expert on antitrust law who has testified before the U.S. Congress. His articles have appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, and other leading journals. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Huffington Post, and National Public Radio, and he is a frequent panelist and lecturer. Law students may know Professor Sagers for his Antitrust: Examples and Explanations study aid.

In 2012 the Department of Justice accused Apple and five book publishers of conspiring to fix ebook prices. The evidence overwhelmingly showed an unadorned price-fixing conspiracy that cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. Yet before, during, and after the trial, there were many that sided with the defendants. The author argues that Americans have long been ambivalent about competition. Antitrust law has been used to promote competition, not stop competition.

A great interview with Professor Sagers by Global Competition Review on United States v. Apple can be found here.

Black’s Law Dictionary: When You Need Just the Right Legal Maxim

This year has brought us a thoroughly updated and expanded 11th edition of Black’s Law Dictionary, the standard in American legal lexicography. In addition to using Black’s to find the definition of any legal term you’re likely to come across, you can use one of the dictionary’s appendices to find the perfect legal maxim for your brief or paper. Think “Caveat emptor” or “Pacta sunt servanda” or any of the other hundreds of legal Latin phrases that still make their way into modern American legal discourse. If you’re not sure where to start with the long list of phrases in an archaic language, use the select index to the maxims included in the appendix. For example, say you need something pithy on criminal law. By using the index, you could locate “Cogitationis poenam nemo meretur” – No one deserves punishment for his thoughts. In additional to legal maxims, you’ll find appendices with the Constitution of the U.S., the members of the Supreme Court, the British Regnal Years, and more.

Mental Health and Wellness Books Available

The Law Library has a collection of Mental Health and Wellness books in the Ohio Room, including books on anxiety, depression, time management, positive/happy lawyering, yoga, work-life balance, addiction, and general happiness and wellness.


The materials are available for checkout.

Relax With a Law-Themed Board Games

Take a study break and challenge your friends to some law-related trivia or game strategy. We have a small collection of law-inspired board games available for you in the Learning Commons. The games are located on a cabinet near the study room LC1.

This Just In: Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer

In his book Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer Randall Kiser presents a multi-disciplinary introduction to the major soft skills for lawyers. Kiser identifies self-awareness, self-development, social proficiency, wisdom, leadership, and professionalism as the major soft skills needed to be an effective lawyer. Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer is perfect for future lawyers as well as current attorneys and law school staff.

The book not only identifies what the soft skills are but offers steps to follow to improve those skills. The reader can feel confident in the self-improvement work because of research and science behind Kiser’s recommendations.

Randall Kiser is an internationally recognized authority on attorney performance. He is the author of three books on effective advocacy and durable attorney-client relationships and has taught at the University of Washington School of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, University of Nevada School of Law, and Indiana University School of Law. Kiser is a Principal Analyst at DecisionSet in Palo Alto, California, and his work has been featured in popular and scholarly publications ranging from The New York Times to the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.