Warner Professor's New Book Dedicated to University

 The sixth edition of Professor Emeritus Tyll van Geel’s book, Understanding Supreme Court Opinions, was recently released by Pearson Longman publishers. Among the updates are a new chapter detailing the new Supreme Court case, Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, in which the Court barred two school districts from using race as a criterion in admitting students to schools.

"I feel fortunate that the book has continued to find an audience,” says van Geel. “It seems to continue to serve the purpose it was designed to serve—to encourage students to engage their minds in seeking to understand the rule of law as exemplified by the on-going efforts to interpret and apply the U.S. Constitution."

Having worked at the University of Rochester for 34 years, van Geel dedicated his book’s latest edition, which reads: For my colleagues and friends at the University of Rochester.

He says, “The dedication helped me express my strong feelings of affection for colleagues I left upon retiring, thus to let them know I continue to think of them even as I and my wife, Katy, move into a new phase of our lives."

Professor Emeritus van Geel is also the co-author of Educational Law: an Introduction for Administrators and Policy Makers (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), whose 4th edition is expected in 2009.



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