Recommended Titles and Treatises

Lone star law: a legal history of Texas

by Michael Ariens. Texas Tech University Press. 2011.
366 pages.

This volume is a part of Texas Tech University Press's American Liberty and Justice Series. In this book Michael Ariens examines the development of Texas law as a reaction to, as well as a shaping force in the political and social culture of Texas. He notes that "The story of law in Texas is a persistently human story, one in which human weaknesses and human strengths appear in equal measure." Ariens does a great job of relating those stories in an honest and entertaining way. Especially interesting and relevant to today’s concerns is the chapter covering land, oil and water law.

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