Author’s Spotlight: Steve Margeton

Author's Spotlight, Law Libraries Ben Boron

About Steve Margeton


Steve Margeton is Professor Emeritus at the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America. Margeton received his undergraduate degree from Mount St. Mary’s College, now University, in Maryland, a law degree from George Washington University, and his Master of Science in Library Science from The Catholic University of America. In addition to his library, teaching and writing responsibilities, he has served on various American Bar Association panels and site inspection teams and as a consultant on library planning.


Currently, Margeton is researching the 120-year history of the Columbus School of Law with an eye toward a future publication.

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Let’s Get Digital

Digital Services, Hein Company Kaylyn Zurawski

Why Digitize with Hein?

  • More than 40 years of imaging experience
  • More than 200 million pages digitized
  • Increase and broaden access
  • Improve control over collections
  • Alternative for fragile materials
  • Open a window into the past
  • Innovative environment for users

REQUEST DIGITAL SERVICES

“Working with Hein has allowed us to showcase our collection in a way we would have been unable to do on our own.”Linda Tesar,

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We Like Print Books and We Cannot Lie: 2017 Books in Review

Book Review, New Book Kaylyn Zurawski

2017 Books in Review

Hein published more than 20 books in 2017! Notable titles published this year include Benched by Judge Jon O. Newman, which was 2017’s top seller; Dred Scott v. Sandford: Opinions and Contemporary Commentary, which is the first book to include all nine opinions comprising the Dred Scott decision along with contemporary scholarly commentary; and Legal Scholarship in Jewish Law: An Annotated Bibliography of Journal Articles, which is an essential resource for Jewish law scholars. 

Several titles were updated with brand-new editions: Union List of Appellate Court Records and Briefs: Federal and State,

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The Legal History of Mexico: From the Era of Exploration of the New World to the Present

Hein Cites, New Book Kaylyn Zurawski

  • This up-to-date and unique resource outlines the complete legal history of Mexico
  • Extensive scope plus author expertise provides a comprehensive guide for researchers at all levels
  • Details important events, discusses socio-political realities, and covers majors legal and social institutions for the executive, legislative, and judicial arms of government for each historical period
  • Provides extensive bibliographies and citations for key primary and secondary sources
  • Only work of its kind! 

About This Title

This book is an important and comprehensive guide to the historical periods of Mexico: Aztec Empire;

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Charting the Legal Systems of the Western Pacific Islands: A Legal Research Guide

Hein Cites, New Book Kaylyn Zurawski

  • Only available resource on researching early and current legal systems of the Western Pacific Islands
  • Helps researchers easily identify current and historical primary and secondary sources on this topic
  • Links historical resources to current legislation in force
  • Outlines key untraditional resources which fill documentation gaps in pre-independence legal systems
  • Succinctly summarizes Great Britain’s involvement in the Western Pacific
  • Key research guide for anyone with an interest in the region’s colorful but difficult legal landscape! 

About This Title

The Pacific region holds a cluster of emerging nations that are attempting to reconcile a British-styled legal system with indigenous customary law.

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Monograph Series IV: NewSpace Commercialisation and the Law

Hein Cites, New Book Kaylyn Zurawski

  • Explores the challenges of space law, policy, and regulation
  • Addresses existing and unresolved issues in the use of space
  • Contains 19 chapters carefully selected from 47 papers presented at the 3rd Manfred Lachs International Conference on NewSpace Commercialisation and the Law
  • Covers the emergence of the fourth phase of NewSpace in the global space exploration and use

About This Title

This title provides a smorgasbord of interdisciplinary and international papers by experienced and knowledgeable people from the industry, international institutions, academia,

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Author’s Spotlight: Amy R. Stein

Author's Spotlight, Discrimination Law, Employment Law Ben Boron

This week we feature Amy R. Stein, B.A., J.D., who has extensive experience in legal writing. Stein is a Professor and Assistant Dean for Legal Writing and Adjunct Instruction at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

About Amy R. Stein:

Amy Stein received her B.A. degree in American Studies and English from Tufts University and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership Policy Studies.

After law school, Professor Stein worked as a litigation associate at a 350-lawyer Manhattan law firm.

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Benched: Abortion, Terrorists, Drones, Crooks, Supreme Court, Kennedy, Nixon, Demi Moore, and Other Tales from the Life of a Federal Judge

Hein Cites, New Book Kaylyn Zurawski

  • Get an inside look from an expert at what federal judges really do
  • Includes 20 provocative proposals for improving the administration of justice
  • Review key cases dealing with terrorism, drones, convicted members of Congress, abortion, civil rights, authors, and movie stars
  • Explore Judge Newman’s fascinating years in politics as a federal prosecutor

About the Author

Jon O. Newman is a senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,

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Subject Compilations of State Laws 2015-2016 Volume

Hein Cites, State Law, Subject Compilations of State Laws Ben Boron


  • Identifies and describes fifty-state law surveys on hundreds of subjects in hundreds of sources
  • Includes annotations for National Survey of State Laws charts
  • Previously chosen for Best Legal Reference Books

What’s New

The Subject Compilations of State Laws 2015-2016 volume contains 643 entries under 243 main subject headings. The annotated material includes law review and other periodical articles, appellate court opinions, books, briefs from cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state courts, commercial database contents,

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Legal Scholarship in Jewish Law: An Annotated Bibliography of Journal Articles

Hein Cites, Jewish Law, New Book Kaylyn Zurawski


  • A must-have for scholars of Jewish law
  • More than 500 annotated entries included
  • Covers a broad range of subjects
  • First source of its kind

About This Title

Legal Scholarship in Jewish Law: An Annotated Bibliography of Journal Articles by David Hollander annotates the legal literature addressing issues of Jewish law. Jewish law courses, scholarship, and collections have been increasing in frequency and size in American law schools for several decades. Today, many law schools house institutes and centers for the study of Jewish law.

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