In celebration of Halloween, our law librarians selected a list of the scariest books in the Law Library. It is advised you put on a book jacket for the chills of reading the scary book list...
The Scariest Books in the Law Library: 2022 Edition
The Law Library has something for everyone. This year’s list is vampire-inspired:
By Bram Stoker
Jonathan Harker, a solicitor, travels to the Carpathian Mountains to finalize the sale of England’s Carfax Abbey to the Transylvanian Count Dracula.
Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con that is Breaking America
by Matt Taibi
A darkly comic look at the financial crisis bailout of 2008 and the “grifter class” it spawned.
Blood & Ivy: the 1849 Murder that Scandalized Harvard
by Paul Collins
A true-crime story about the murder and dismemberment of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston’s richest men, in a Harvard chemistry professor’s laboratory.
Property Rights in Blood, Genes, & Data: Naturally Yours?
by Jasper A. Bovenberg.
Since the discovery of the molecular structure of DNA, there are conflicting opinions as to who holds legal title to our blood, genes, and related health information.
Blood in the Water: Feeding Frenzies and the Mass Tort Phenomenon
by Walter Champion & Carlos A. Velasquez
A look at mass tort litigation in a number of formats, including Agent Orange, the Opioid epidemic, and concussions in the NFL.
Blood Profits: How American Consumers Unwittingly Fund Terrorists
by Vanessa Neumann
From the publisher: “Attacks like the Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan shootings in Paris, the kidnappings and murders by Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the San Bernadino shooting were partially funded by seemingly harmless illegal goods such as cheap cigarettes, smuggled oil, prostitution, fake Viagra, fake designer bags, and even bootleg DVDs.”
As Precious as Blood: the Western Slope in Colorado’s Water Wars, 1900-1970
by Steven C. Schulte
The diversion of water from Colorado’s Western Slope to the rest of the state has always been contentious. As the population in the Front Range continues to grow, water wars continue.
Blood, Powder, and Residue: How Crime Labs Translate Evidence into Proof
by Beth A. Bechky
A behind-the-scenes look at the work of forensic scientists and the challenge of they face in remaining unbiased in their work. The books illustrates how “the work of forensic scientists is fraught with the tensions of serving justice.”