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Journal of Legal Education gives positive review of Professor Chamallas' book
April 20, 2012
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In the latest Journal of Legal Education [61 J. of Legal Ed. 495 (2012)], Anne Bloom and Julie Davies give a positive book review of The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender, and Tort Law, co-written by Martha Chamallas, the Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and Jennifer B. Wriggins, the Sumner T. Bernstein Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law.
Chamallas and Wriggins have explored how tort law undervalues the kinds of injuries experienced by women and minorities, respectively. Their work has led to changes in law.
In their collaborative work, Bloom and Davies say: "The Measure of Injury brings the analytical power of Chamallas and Wriggins together in a comprehensive exploration of gender and racial biases in tort law. Like their earlier work, The Measure of Injury is beautifully written. It lays out the basic concepts of tort law in simple terms that even a layperson (or first-year torts student) could easily follow. It then draws upon literally hundreds of cases to powerfully illustrate how these principles have played out in tort law in ways that are, as the book jacket promises, 'anything but gender and race neutral.' "
To read the full review, click here.