TU Law Professor’s Book Named To List of Outstanding Academic Titles for 1999

Thursday, January 06, 2000

Published on 1/6/00

“Impeachable Offenses,” a book by Paul Finkelman, the Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa, has been named to Choice magazine’s prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles list for 1999.

“Impeachable Offenses, ” published by CQ Press, is the only book containing all the articles of impeachment, for all impeachments, in United States history. The book was co-authored by Professor Emily Van Tassel of the Indiana University School of Law.

Choice magazine reviews significant current books and electronic media of interest to those in higher education. Each year, Choice selects books for the Outstanding Academic Titles list on the basis of excellence in scholarship and presentation; significance with regard to other literature in the field; and recognition as an important, and often first, treatment of a specific subject in print or electronic format. This list, which appears annually in Choice’s January issue, reflects the best in scholarly titles and attracts extraordinary attention from the academic library community. This year’s list includes 661 titles in 54 disciplines.

According to Finkelman, “‘Impeachable Offenses’ provides Americans with the tools and historical documentation to better understand the impeachment process and what has historically constituted an impeachable offense.”

Used as a reference tool by members of the House of Representatives and the Senate who were concerned about impeachment procedures, Finkelman says he hopes that “the book remains important in the future only as a scholarly and theoretical work.”

Finkelman joined the TU College of Law faculty in 1999 as the Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law. He is a scholar in the areas of impeachment, slavery and freedom, historical racism, the Constitution and ante-bellum American law.