Professor Magliocca's New Book Available Soon
Professor Gerard Magliocca’s new book, Andrew Jackson and the Constitution: The Rise and Fall of Generational Regimes (University Press of Kansas, 2007) is available for pre-ordering now on Amazon.com. (http://www.amazon.com/) In his book, Professor Magliocca focuses on how the Constitution has been interpreted and reinterpreted throughout American history. Tracing ideological battles fought by Jacksonian Democrats against Federalists and Republicans, he illustrates a recurring pattern of constitutional change.
Nearly a decade in the making, the book has received excellent preliminary reviews:
“This is a truly distinguished contribution to our constitutional understanding, combining theory and history in an exemplary fashion. If you are going to read one book about our Constitution this year, read Magliocca’s.”—Bruce Ackerman, author of The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of Presidential Democracy
“A perceptive book that offers a valuable, fresh look at both Jacksonian Democracy and the interpretation of the Constitution.”—Donald B. Cole, author of The Presidency of Andrew Jackson
“A provocative and much needed reassessment of constitutional change in the Age of Jackson.”—R. Kent Newmyer, author of John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court
Professor Magliocca is understandably happy with the finished product. “This book is the culmination of nine years of research, and I’m very pleased with the end result,” he says. To read more about the book, see the University of Kansas Press site: http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/newbyauthor.html
Gerard N. Magliocca joined the faculty in the fall of 2001, following two years as an associate with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where his practice included environmental, trademark, and death penalty matters. Immediately following graduation from Yale Law School, where he was an editor for the Yale Law Journal, he served as a clerk for the Honorable Guido Calabresi, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. His research interests include intellectual property, constitutional law, and legal history projects that he has presented in workshops at Georgetown, NYU, and Northwestern. In 2004, Professor Magliocca received the Best New Professor Award, and in 2006 he received the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) Award.