I am excited to share with you that the Carolina Academic Press has just published HIP HOP AND THE LAW, an innovative scholarly collaboration and textbook edited by our colleagues andré douglas pond cummings, Donald F. Tibbs, and the late Pamela Bridgewater.
The book is dedicated to Pamela Bridgewater in recognition of her work in editing this book, her final scholarly effort, and in honor of the lasting contributions she made to our community.
The book features MANY of the members of the minority professor listserv (and I am proud to be a contributor). Its chapters explore the varied ways hip hop music and culture interact with and comment on American law. These essays speak to a multitude of substantive issues, including the content of a hip hop and the law perspective and the interaction between the hip hop consciousness and 21st century legal activism. These chapters also provide incisive hip-hop driven accounts of various doctrinal issues ranging from intellectual property to mass incarceration.
This volume is available now from Carolina Academic Press. It is not only a substantive contribution to this growing area of scholarship, but it also provides a substantial text for classroom use for those interested in offering a Hip Hop and the Law course.
Please join me in congratulating dré and Tibbs and the many contributors to this volume for this accomplishment.
Atiba R. Ellis
Professor of Law
West Virginia University College of Law
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