UCLI Reading Room

My Own Words: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams

A collection of pieces written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg over the course of her lifetime


“The Disability Rights Movement: 30 Years After the ADA”

Alice Wong, Judy Heumann, and Britney Wilson

Disability rights activists discuss the last 30 years of change brought about by the Americans with Disabilities Act

White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race

Ian Haney López

A book exploring the role played by law and legal actors in the
formation of race and racial hierarchy in American history


Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States

Samantha Allen

A transgender reporter explores the complexity of queer communities in Utah, Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia


Ava DuVernay

A documentary on the history of mass incarceration and racial inequality in the United States


Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America

Mae Ngai

Unpacking the conceptualization of the “illegal alien” across eras of American law and society

“Building an American Empire: Territorial Expansion in the Antebellum Era”

Paul Frymer

An exploration of the politics of race and imperialism in the governmental expansion into Native American lands


“Why Hire Lawyers with Disabilities?”

American Bar Association

A video discussing the importance of disability diversity and inclusion and why employers should recruit, hire, retain, and advance employees with disabilities


An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Paul Ortiz

A history of the movements for Black and Latinx civil rights and their intersections