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Although primarily a law publisher, for more than forty years Carolina Academic Press has also published successful titles in areas as diverse as anthropology, history, sociology, criminal justice, education, politics, and sport risk management. The press may be best known for publishing Richard C. Wydick’s Plain English for Lawyers, a helpful reference which went into five editions before his death in 2016 and which was touted by The New York Times as “. . . probably the most popular legal text today. . . .” Plain English for Lawyers is now in a Sixth Edition, co-authored by Amy Sloan (2019).

Carolina Academic Press's current law list includes around 2,000 unique and engaging titles by academics or practitioners who are experts in their fields.

We at Carolina Academic Press are proud of our hard-earned reputation as a publisher that puts emphasis on author satisfaction above other considerations. We strive to maintain this reputation by constantly seeking efficiencies in our production schedules, by knowing and aggressively marketing to our core consumers, by producing high-quality finished products, and by dependably attending to the needs of each individual author.

Despite being in a highly competitive industry, we look forward to many more years of steady growth, fueled in no small part by the enthusiasm of our many loyal and satisfied customers and authors.


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