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Through the essays, dialogues, debates, and book reviews published in Focus, scholars and teachers explore such subjects as law and the family, human rights, law and science, and constitutional interpretation, as well as such legal policy controversies as capital punishment, affirmative action, and immigration. By examining the law from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary viewpoints, Focus seeks both to document and nourish the community of law and liberal arts faculty, who teach about law, the legal system, and the role of law in society at the undergraduate collegiate level.

Current Issue:

Civility and Freedom of Expression in a Constitutional Democracy
[Vol. XXVI, No. 1 (F. 2011)]

Past Issues:

Juvenile Justice: Legal, Policy & Political Issues
[Vol. XXV, No. 2 (S. 2010)]

Citizenship and Immigration
[Vol. XXIV, No. 2 (S. 2009)]
The American Presidency: Looking Forward, Looking Back
[Vol. XXIV, No. 1 (F. 2008)]

A Conversation Among Legal Biographers
[Vol. XXIII, No. 2 (S. 2008)]
Law and Government Regulation
[Vol. XXIII, No. 1 (F. 2007)]

Balancing National Security and Civil Liberties
[Vol. XXII, No. 2 (S. 2007)]
Corruption and Whistleblowing in Everyday Life
[Vol. XXII, No. 1 (F. 2006)]

Campaigns, Elections, and Campaign Finance Reform
[Vol. XXI, No. 2 (S. 2006)]
Law in the Global Community
[Vol. XXI, No. 1 (F. 2005)]

Selecting Supreme Court Justices: A Dialogue
[Vol. XX, No. 2 (S. 2005)]
Television, the FCC, and Regulation
[Vol. XX, No. 1 (F. 2004)]

Brown and Its Impact on Schools and American Life: A Dialogue
[Vol. XIX, No. 2 (S. 2004)]
Same-Sex Marriage and the Law
[Vol. XIX, No. 1 (F. 2003)]

Gun Laws and Policies: A Dialogue
[Vol. XVIII, No. 2 (S. 2003)]
The Civic Responsibility of Higher Education:
Linking Legal Studies and Civic Engagement

[Vol. XVIII, No. 1 (F. 2002)]

The Future of Civil Rights: A Dialogue
[Vol. XVII, No. 2 (S. 2002)]
Voting Rights Issues in the New Millennium
[Vol. XVII, No. 1 (F. 2001)]

[Vol. XVI, No. 2 (S. 2001)]
The Juvenile Court
[Vol. XVI, No. 1 (F. 2000)]