Brandeis Series in Law and Society

Justice Louis D. Brandeis once said that “if we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.” For Justice Brandeis, making the law “respectable” meant making it work in the interests of humankind, as a help rather than a hindrance in the manifold struggles of persons of all backgrounds to achieve justice. In that spirit, the Law and Society Series publishes works that take interdisciplinary approaches to law, drawing richly from the social sciences and humanities, with a view towards shedding critical light upon the variety of ways in which legal rules, and the institutions that enforce them, affect our lives. Intended for practitioners, academics, students, and the interested general public, this series will feature titles that contribute robustly to contemporary debates about law and legal reform, all with a view towards adding to efforts of all sorts to make the law “respectable.”

Unlocking Learning

Edited by Justin McDevitt and Mneesha Gellman

The Common Flaw

Thomas G. Moukawsher

We’re Here to Help

Diane Dimond

Education Behind the Wall

Edited by Mneesha Gellman

When Freedom Speaks

Lynn Greenky

Pain and Shock in America

Jan Nisbet, With Contributions by Nancy R. Weiss