New History Law Books

Below is a list of History Law books added to the library's collection in the past 6 months.

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Thirteen American arguments : enduring debates that define and inspire our country / Howard Fineman.

Location: lax
Call #: E169.1 .F524 2008
Publisher: Random House,


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Social change in America : from the Revolution through the Civil War / Christopher Clark.

Location: lax
Call #: HN57 .C548 2006
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee,


The processes of social change in the late colonial period and early years of the new Republic made a dramatic imprint on the character of American society. These changes over a century or more were rooted in the origins of the United States, its rapid expansion of people and territory, its patterns of economic change and development, and the conflicts that led to its cataclysmic division and reunification through the Civil War. Christopher Clark's brilliant account of these changes in the social relationships of Americans breaks new ground in its emphasis on the crucial importance of free and unfree labor, regional characteristics, and the sustained tension between arguments for geographic expansion versus economic development. Find out more (catalog link)

In the shadow of the rising dragon : stories of repression in the new China / edited by Xu Youyu and Hua Ze ; introduction by Andrew J. Nathan and foreword by Jerome A. Cohen ; translated by Stacy Mosher.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.C6 Z36 2013
Publisher:


In "In the Shadow of the Rising Dragon," Chinese citizens from all walks of life share their stories of brutality and oppression. Public beatings, grueling official questioning, unexplained detentions, and house arrest have become common-place occurrences, requiring only a minor infraction to set into motion. Those that dare to push the boundaries of the totalitarian regime, including one essayists visit to the human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, are sentenced to life-long imprisonment, subjected to physical and psychological torture, and, frighteningly, made to "disappear." What emerges is a pattern of harassment directed, not at opposition figures, but ordinary citizens who live in crippling uncertainty of their future. Find out more (catalog link)

Accountability, parliamentarism and transparency in the EU : the role of national parliaments / Adam Cygan.

Location: lax
Call #: JN36 .C94 2013
Publisher:


This accessible and detailed book takes an interdisciplinary approach in exploring the position of national parliaments in the EU polity and in particular their position within the EU governance framework. Adam Cygan analyses the impact of subsidiarity monitoring upon national parliaments and to what extent this provides new opportunities for national parliaments to be engaged in, and exert influence over, the EU legislative process. Find out more (catalog link)

Liberalization of trade in legal services / Gilles Muller.

Location: lax
Call #: K120 .M85 2013
Publisher:


The internationalization of legal services and the development of corporatelaw firms have led to profound changes in the practice of law, giving it amore commercial and international focus. These changes, coupled with a generalintolerance of restrictions to competition, have led governments to reconsiderthe way they regulate the profession. Find out more (catalog link)

Nature of corporate governance : the significance of national cultural identity / Janet Dine, Marios Koutsias.

Location: lax
Call #: K1327 .D56 2013
Publisher:


This title presents a thoughtful inquiry into the nature and rationale of corporate governance. The authors address fundamental questions including: what is the balance between ownership and control? For whose interests should the company be run? What is the institutional balance between shareholders, directors and other potential stakeholders, including the economy? The authors consider how these issues are dealt with by the jurisprudence of three major and greatly influential jurisdictions; the USA, the UK, and Germany. Find out more (catalog link)

Emergency sasquatch ordinance and other real laws that human beings have actually dreamed up, enacted, and sometimes even enforced / Kevin Underhill.

Location: lax
Call #: K183 .U53 2013
Publisher:


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Legal thought and philosophy : what legal scholarship is about / Bert van Roermund, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Location: lax
Call #: K235 .R64 2013
Publisher:


From a conception of justice as principled political self-restraint, the book explains why there are moral reasons to separate law from morality conceptually and in what sense a legal order is positive - that is, set by authority and bound up with history. The book explores the possible conditions under which law may become an object of knowledge and theorizing, before finally discussing how these features come together in law as rule-following by citizens, officials, judges, and legislators alike. Find out more (catalog link)

Social and political foundations of constitutions / edited by Denis J. Galligan, University of Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies; Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .S66 2013
Publisher:


This volume explores the social and political forces behind constitution making from a global perspective. It combines leading theoretical perspectives with in-depth case studies from nineteen countries. The result is an examination of constitutions as social phenomena and their interaction with other social phenomena, from various perspectives. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights and the right to food / Claudia Tofan (ed.).

Location: lax
Call #: K3260 .H86 2013
Publisher:


The right to food is a basic human right, as well as a basic human need which should be guaranteed to all people. Food is the most basic necessity of life. When talking about the right to food, we generally tend to focus only on the developing countries and their right to food. In recent years, another issue with regard to food has been added as a human right: the right to safe food. The right to food has been recognized in numerous international instruments, including several meetings attended by world leaders or their representatives where they have increasingly committed themselves to promoting this right. Unfortunately, the international legal recognition of the right to adequate food and numerous commitments to its fulfillment has not translated into widespread acknowledgement and incorporation domestically by all States. Much of the content of the right to food has been developed as a result of these instruments; therefore it is necessary to look at them. This collection presents the most important documents and reports from the United Nations, regional organizations, and national achievements. Find out more (catalog link)

Regulating obesity? : government, society, and questions of health / W.A. Bogart.

Location: lax
Call #: K3570 .B64 2013
Publisher:


This volume explores the effectiveness of legal interventions aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles. In it, W.A. Bogart examines the complex effects of law and its relationship with norms, including the unintended consequences of regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

Biodiversity and climate change : linkages at international, national and local levels / edited by Frank Maes, Professor, Faculty of Law, Ghent University, Belgium, An Cliquet, Professor, Faculty of Law, Ghent University, Belgium, Willemien du Plessis, Pr

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .B56 2013
Publisher:


The diverse contributors to this substantial volume vividly illuminate the complex relationships between biodiversity and climate change, and explore potential solutions through environmental law in local, national and transnational settings. This book makes an important academic contribution towards linking legal solutions to global warming with biodiversity conservation, and it should appeal especially to scholars concerned about these issues in developing countries. Find out more (catalog link)

Research handbook on climate change adaptation law / edited by Jonathan Verschuuren, Professor of International and European Environmental Law, Tilburg Sustainability Center, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .R47 2013
Publisher:


This handbook discusses the challenges brought about by the need to adapt to changing climate. It considers how adaptation is necessary to address impacts resulting from the warming of the Earth's atmosphere which is already unavoidable due to past emissions. Find out more (catalog link)

Redressing miscarriages of justice : practice and procedure in (international) criminal cases / by Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops.

Location: lax
Call #: K5560 .K59 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Succinctly analyzes techniques and practices before both national courts and international criminal tribunals, attempting to answer such questions as when is a conviction safe or unsafe and when and how to assess and introduce fresh evidence to reopen a criminal case. While addressing, inter alia, the role of human rights protection and forensic sciences in this area, the text develops a legal framework which is instrumental for practitioners dealing with review procedures before domestic courts (U.S., U.K., Canada, the Netherlands) and international criminal tribunals such as the ICTY, ICTR and ICC. Find out more (catalog link)

How the law works / Gary Slapper.

Location: lax
Call #: KD661 .S584 2014
Publisher:


How the Law Works is a refreshingly clear and reliable guide to the legal system in the UK. Offering interesting and comprehensive coverage, it makes sense of all the curious features of the law in day to day life and in current affairs. Explaining the law and legal jargon in plain English, it provides an accessible entry point to the different types of law and legal techniques, as well as the impact of European law and human rights law. In addition to explaining the role of judges, lawyers, juries and parliament, it clarifies the mechanisms behind criminal and civil law. How the Law Works is essential reading for anyone approaching law for the first time, or for anyone who is interested in an engaging introduction to the subjects bigger picture. Find out more (catalog link)

Teaching law : justice, politics, and the demands of professionalism / Robin L. West, Georgetown University Law Center.

Location: lax
Call #: KF272 .W47 2014
Publisher:


This book argues that the legal academy has long neglected the needs to focus teaching and scholarship on the ideals of justice that law fitfully serves, the political origins of law, and the development of a respectful but critical relationship with the legal profession. It suggests reforms to improve the quality of legal education and responds to concerns that law schools eschew the study of justice. Find out more (catalog link)

Clinical legal education : a textbook for law school clinical programs / David F. Chavkin.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF282 .C43 2002
Publisher: LexisNexis,


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Formal ethics opinions, 1999-2013 / Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF305 .A2 2013
Publisher:


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Arnstein & Lehr LLP, the first 120 years / Louis A. Lehr, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KF318 .A765 2013
Publisher:


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Benjamin Ferencz, Nuremberg prosecutor and peace advocate / Tom Hofmann.

Location: lax
Call #: KF373.F395 H64 2014
Publisher:


At the conclusion of World War II, war crimes tribunals were carried out at Nuremberg, Germany. Justice was meted out for major war criminals, and Benjamin Ferencz was chief prosecutor for what the Associated Press said was the largest murder trial in history. This biography of the last living Nuremberg prosecutor traces his life from early childhood growing up as an immigrant in Hell's Kitchen in New York City, to Harvard Law School, to the U.S. Army and Patton's Judge Advocate War Crimes Investigation Section, to the Nuremberg Tribunals and beyond. His life has been spent working toward the goal of world peace through law, not war, including the successful formation of the International Criminal Court, in which Ferencz played a key role. Find out more (catalog link)

Traveling the beaten trail : Charles Tait's charges to federal grand juries, 1822-1825 / Paul M. Pruitt, Jr., David I. Durham and Salley E. Hadden.

Location: lax
Call #: KF373.T35 P78 2013
Publisher:


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Classical liberal constitution : the uncertain quest for limited government / Richard A. Epstein.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .E69 2014
Publisher:


American liberals and conservatives alike take for granted a progressive view of the Constitution that took root in the early 20th century. Richard Epstein laments this complacency which, he believes, explains America's current economic malaise and political gridlock. Find out more (catalog link)

Race so different : performance and law in Asian America / Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4757.5.A75 C43 2013
Publisher:


Taking a performance studies approach to understanding Asian American racial subjectivity, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson argues that the law influences racial formation by compelling Asian Americans to embody and perform recognizable identities in both popular aesthetic forms (such as theatre, opera, or rock music) and in the rituals of everyday life. Tracing the production of Asian American selfhood from the era of Asian exclusion through the Global War on Terror, 'A Race So Different' explores the legal paradox whereby US law apprehends the Asian American body as simultaneously excluded from and included within the national body politic. Find out more (catalog link)

Devil is in the details : understanding the causes of policy specificity and ambiguity / Rachel VanSickle-Ward.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4945 .V36 2014
Publisher:


The level of detail in a given law can have dramatic consequences for how that law is interpreted and applied. In The Devil Is in the Details, Rachel VanSickle-Ward focuses on the dynamics of social policy construction in the United States in order to better understand why the wording of legislation can range from the specific to the ambiguous. When policies are high salience, the fissures produced by partisan discord, interest group diversity, and pluralistic executive branches promote ambiguous policy. When policies are lower profile, this relationship is more tenuous and, at times, inverted, with contention producing more policy detail. Put simply, on important and controversial legislation, ambiguity serves as a vehicle for compromise when key participants disagree over details. Moreover, fragmentation is a more powerful driver of ambiguity than limits in technical expertise or legislative capacity. This multi-method investigation is the first to measure statute specificity directly. VanSickle-Ward combines comprehensive content analysis of more than 250 health and welfare bills passed in 44 states in the 1990s and 2000s with in-depth interviews of policy-making elites. Find out more (catalog link)

Intimate associations : the law and culture of American families / J. Herbie DiFonzo and Ruth C. Stern.

Location: lax
Call #: KF505 .D54 2013
Publisher:


The rise in divorce, cohabitation, single parenthood and same-sex partnerships along with an increase in surrogacy, adoption and assisted reproductive technologies has led to many diverse configurations of families, or intimate associations. The authors show that children of married parents fare better than children in a household formed by cohabiting adults. This is not to condemn non-traditional families but to point out that society and the law do not adequately provide for their needs. In conclusion, they call for a legal system that can adapt to the continually changing reality of family life. Find out more (catalog link)

Extra-legal power and legitimacy : perspectives on prerogative / edited by Clement Fatovic, Benjamin A. Kleinerman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5060 .E96 2013
Publisher:


When an economic collapse, natural disaster, epidemic outbreak, terrorist attack, or internal crisis puts a country in dire need, governments must rise to the occasion to protect their citizens, sometimes employing the full scope of their powers. How do political systems that limit government control under normal circumstances allow for the discretionary and potentially unlimited power that such emergencies sometimes seem to require? Constitutional systems aim to regulate government behavior through stable and predictable laws, but when their citizens freedom, security, and stability are threatened by exigencies, often the government must take extraordinary action regardless of whether it has the legal authority to do so. In Extra-Legal Power and Legitimacy: Perspectives on Prerogative, Clement Fatovic and Benjamin A. Kleinerman examine the costs and benefits associated with different ways that governments have wielded extra-legal powers in times of emergency. Find out more (catalog link)

American immunity : war crimes and the limits of international law / Patrick Hagopian.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7745 .H34 2013
Publisher:


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Mere machine : the Supreme Court, Congress, and American democracy / Anna Harvey.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .H375 2013
Publisher:


In this groundbreaking new work, Anna Harvey reports evidence showing that the Supreme Court is in fact extraordinarily deferential to congressional preferences in its constitutional rulings. Analyzing cross-national evidence, Harvey also finds that the rights protections we enjoy in the United States appear to be largely due to the fact that we do not have an independent Supreme Court. In fact, we would likely have even greater protections for political and economic rights were we to prohibit our federal courts from exercising judicial review altogether. Find out more (catalog link)

Supreme Court practice : for practice in the Supreme Court of the United States / Stephen M. Shapiro, Kenneth S. Geller, Timothy S. Bishop, Edward A. Hartnett, Dan Himmelfarb.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: KF9057 .S8 2013
Publisher:


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Tough on hate? : the cultural politics of hate crimes / Clara S. Lewis.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9345 .L49 2013
Publisher:


Tough on Hate is the first book to examine the cultural politics of hate crimes both within and beyond the law. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including personal interviews, unarchived documents, television news broadcasts, legislative debates, and presidential speeches, the book challenges readers to reconsider their understanding of hate crimes and raises startling questions about the trajectory of civil and minority rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Living in infamy : felon disfranchisement and the history of American citizenship / Pippa Holloway.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9747 .H65 2014
Publisher:


Living in Infamy uncovers the origins of felon disfranchisement and traces the expansion of the practice to felons regardless of race and its spread beyond the South, establishing a system that affects the American electoral process today. Find out more (catalog link)

New York legal research / Elizabeth G. Adelman, Theodora Belniak, Suzanne E. Rowe.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFN5074 .A34 2012
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


New York Legal Research provides an alternative to the excellent, but often lengthy, legal research books that take a bibliographic approach to this dynamic lawyering skill. The goal of the second edition continues to be to explore concisely both the sources of New York state law research and the process of conducting research using those sources. New to the second edition is a chapter on New York City law. The book begins with an overview of the legal research process and an introduction to research techniques using print and online media. Then the book turns to secondary sources, recognizing these sources as the entry point for most new research projects. Next, New York Legal Research addresses primary authority, with chapters dedicated to case law, enacted law (statutes, constitutions, local law, and court rules), and administrative law. Additional chapters cover legislative history, updating with KeyCite and Shepard's, legal ethics research, and research strategies and organization. Find out more (catalog link)

European Court of Human Rights and its discontents : turning criticism into strength / editors, Spyridon Flogaitis, director, European Public Law Organization, Greece; Tom Zwart, director, the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research; Julie Fraser, res

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5138 .E976 2013
Publisher:


The European Court of Human Rights has long been part of the most advanced human rights regime in the world. However, the Court has increasingly drawn criticism, with questions raised about its legitimacy and backlog of cases. This book for the first time brings together the critics of the Court and its proponents to debate these issues. The result is a collection which reflects balanced perspectives on the Court's successes and challenges. Judges, academics and policymakers engage constructively with the Court's criticism, developing novel pathways and strategies for the Court to adopt to increase its legitimacy, to amend procedures to reduce the backlog of applications, to improve dialogue with national authorities and courts, and to ensure compliance by member States. The solutions presented seek to ensure the Court's relevance and impact into the future and to promote the effective protection of human rights across Europe. Find out more (catalog link)

European Court of Justice and the autonomy of the member states / Hans-W. Micklitz, Bruno De Witte, (editors).

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5472 .E93 2012
Publisher: Intersentia,


Whereas individual Member State governments of the European Union occasionally complain about judgments of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), especially when those judgments curtail that State's policy autonomy in a sensitive domain, the collectivity of the Member State governments have agreed in each treaty revision so far to confirm and extend the far-reaching powers which the ECJ possesses for enforcing EU law. The explanation of the paradox can only be that, deep down, the Member States of the EU remain convinced that an effective ECJ with strong enforcement powers is one of the salient features of EU law which have stood the test of time and feel no inclination to clip the wings of the ECJ for fear that this would affect the effectiveness of the European integration process. Nevertheless, the grumblings about single judgments, or about the consistency and direction of the ECJ in particular policy fields, have never ceased and indeed have become more audible in recent years. Find out more (catalog link)

Broberg on the European Commission's jurisdiction to scrutinise mergers / Morten P. Broberg.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6467 .B76 2013
Publisher:


Since the EC Merger Regulation was adopted in 1989, merger control has become established as an important part of EC competition law so that today all major businesses and law firms are aware of the Commission's extensive powers in this field. Right from the beginning, the Regulation's scope has occupied a central role in many mergers taking place both inside and outside the European Community. The second edition of The European Commission's Jurisdiction to Scrutinise Mergers provides the most thorough examination of the Commission's jurisdiction to examine mergers under the Regulation. Even though the Merger Regulation provides a detailed account of what mergers fall within the Commission's jurisdiction--and irrespective of the large number of cases that have now been decided by the Commission--the delimitation of jurisdiction continues to create significant problems. The second edition of The European Commission's Jurisdiction to Scrutinise Mergers offers a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of all aspects of this delimitation. It provides valuable guidance to businesses, their legal advisors and competition law enforcers in the Commission as well as in the Member States. Find out more (catalog link)

EU agricultural law / Jens Hartig Danielsen.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6605 .D36 2013
Publisher:


The Common Agricultural Policy is one of the most developed of the common policies of the EU and has been a model for many of the general principles of EU Law. To date, discussion of the policy has centred on the political and financial problems that have arisen, rather than the legal aspectsof the policy. This book examines those legal aspects through the evolution of the CAP. It traces the legal transformation of the CAP from a market and price-driven policy towards its current emphasis on the multifunctionality of European agriculture and the development of a common food policy,incorporating food safety and quality, animal health and welfare and the protection of the environment. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of ancient Athens / David D. Phillips.

Location: lacom
Call #: KL4115.A75 P45 2013
Publisher:


The Law of Ancient Athens contains the principal literary and epigraphical sources, in English, for Athenian law in the Archaic and Classical periods, from the first known historical trial (late seventh century) to the fall of the democracy in 322 BCE. This accessible and important volume is designed for teachers, students, and general readers interested in the ancient Greek world, the history of law, and the history of democracy, an Athenian invention during this period. Offering a comprehensive treatment of Athenian law, it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and is organized in user-friendly fashion, progressing from the person to the family to property and obligations to the gods and to the state. Find out more (catalog link)

Rewriting a constitution : Georgia's shift towards Europe / Wolfgang Babeck, Steven Fish, Zeno Reichebecher ; with an introduction by Avtandil Demetrashvili, chairman of the State Constitutional Commission.

Location: lacom
Call #: KLH205 .B33 2012
Publisher:


This book describes the challenging journey taken by a post-Soviet transition country to strengthen the rule of law, to introduce a more balanced constitution, and to establish a stronger parliament. By order of President Saakashvili, constitutional reform in Georgia was coordinated by a State Commission, however the opposition formed an alternative commission which introduced a counter proposal. The book provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the path to constitutional reform in Georgia in its historical, legal, and political context and includes commentaries by two experts of international constitutional law. It also offers a rare insight into Germany's impressive contribution to legal reform in the southern Caucasus region in recent decades, including active donor coordination, open discussion on constitutional reforms, regional dialogue, and awareness-building campaigns. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal transparency in dynastic China : the legalist-Confucianist debate and good governance in Chinese tradition / John W. Head and Xing Lijuan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNN456 .H43 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


Legal Transparency in Dynastic China presents a clear narrative that assumes no prior expertise in Chinese law or history, and it caters to readers interested in issues of good governance, comparative studies, China, history, and law. The book begins by defining "legal transparency" and explaining where it fits into the larger context of the transparency-in-government movement that has gained such momentum in recent years, especially at the urging of Western powers. Then the book explains the fundamentally different values espoused by early Confucianists, for whom society is best governed not through written law but through the exemplary behavior of a highly educated, virtuous, and enlightened elite. After tracing the political and ideological challenges that the Confucianists faced from the Legalists, Head and Xing examine the compromise that resulted in the so-called "Confucianization of the Law" around 200 BCE. They then show how that alloy of competing ideologies characterized Chinese dynastic law for many centuries, resulting in what some would consider the most enduring and effective legal system in human history. Find out more (catalog link)

China's Supreme Court / Ronald C. Keith, Zhiqiu Lin and Shumei Hou.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ1587 .K45 2014
Publisher:


This text explores the role and work of China's supreme court - the Supreme People's Court - focusing especially on the court's role in the struggle concerning the establishment of the rule of law in China's judicial system. It discusses the differing positions of those who favour 'the rule of law' option, where there is organizational separation of legislature and judicial responsibility, and those who argue for the retention of China's present system where judges and the courts are subordinate to the Party and who are concerned by any increase in the court's independent interpretative activities. Find out more (catalog link)

Pursuing elusive justice : mass crimes in India and relevance of international standards / edited by Vahida Nainar, Saumya Uma ; foreword by Upendra Baxi.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS3409 .P87 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The book explores various issues pertaining to human rights and criminal justice system in India. It argues that a number of gap areas-inadequate laws, lack of impartial investigation, and inability to protect witness-exist in the present system that have led to a climate of impunity for mass crimes. The volume comprehensively covers topics such as victim's rights, impunity, and military justice system. It also discusses the status of Dalits and sexual minorities in relation to accessingjustice. This volume compares India's legal framework with that of the international community, and builds a strong case for reforms. The essays also highlight the jurisprudence and standards set by the international courts and tribunals to deal with mass crimes and suggest that India reform its system toeffectively address such issues. This book will interest lawyers, policymakers, activists, and journalists. Scholars, researchers, teachers, and students of law and politics will also find it useful. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal status of international non-governmental organizations : analysis of past and present initiatives (1912-2012) / by Rephael Ben-Ari.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4850 .B435 2013
Publisher:


Outlining and analyzing the 100-year (1912-2012) sequence of proposals to formalize the legal status of International Non-Governmental Organizations, this work provides the benchmark against which contemporary and future initiatives can be evaluated and conceptualized. Find out more (catalog link)

Collective security : theory, law and practice / Nicholas Tsagourias and Nigel D. White.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6369 .T695 2013
Publisher:


This systematic analysis and thorough assessment of the institutional, operational, legal and accountability parameters of the United Nations collective security system is informed by practice and case law and will assist those researching and teaching in international law, international politics and international relations. Find out more (catalog link)

Liberal way of war : legal perspectives / edited by Robert P. Barnidge, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6385 .L53 2013
Publisher:


Examining some of the huge challenges that liberal States faced in the decade after 11 September 2001, this book addresses three aspects of the impact of more than a decade of military action. It considers different expressions of universalist moral aspirations, including the prohibition of torture, and discusses migration and 'responsibility to protect,' as well as the United Nations Human Rights Committee's Concluding Observations about security and liberty in the last decade. International humanitarian law and the problems posed by the territorial character of war and the effects of new technologies and child soldiers are also analysed. Find out more (catalog link)

Principles of international humanitarian law / Jonathan Crowe, University of Queensland, Australia, and Kylie Weston-Scheuber, Victorian Bar, Melbourne, Australia.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6471 .C76 2013
Publisher:


This is a concise and nuanced overview of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The structure is unusual. While the book reflects the state of the law with accuracy and sobriety, it nevertheless shows the idealist and philosophical ambitions of the authors. Legal issues are often discussed within a wider moral and ethical context. The authors add many basics on human rights and the enforcement of international law, which are not directly relevant for IHL, but ensure the reader understands the wider picture. Find out more (catalog link)

War crimes and the conduct of hostilities : challenges to adjudication and investigation / edited by Fausto Pocar, Professor Emeritus of International Law, University of Milan, Italy, Appeals Judge and past President ICTY, the Hague, the Netherlands; Marc

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7145 .W374 2013
Publisher:


This title carries out a careful and critical analysis of existing national and international case law relating to criminal prosecution and punishment of serious violations of the law on the conduct of hostilities. Find out more (catalog link)

Anxiety of the jurist : legality, exchange and judgement / edited by Maksymilian Del Mar, Claudio Michelon.

Location: lax
Call #: K117 .A69 2013
Publisher:


The contributions in this volume pay homage to Zenon Bankowski, with a focus on problems concerning law's normalization and the revitalizing force of anxiety. Ranging from political critique to methodological issues and from the role of human rights in development to the role of parables and analogy in legal reasoning, the contributions themselves are testament to the richness of Bankowski's scholarship, as well as to the applicability of his core ideas to a wide range of issues. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of development cooperation : a comparative analysis of the World Bank, the EU and Germany / Philipp Dann.

Location: lax
Call #: K3400 .D3613 2013
Publisher:


This comparative study on the laws of foreign aid as a central field of global public policy asks how accountability and human rights can be preserved while combating poverty. Placing the law in its theoretical and political context, it is relevant to lawyers and political scientists, academics and practitioners alike. Find out more (catalog link)

Elephant treaties : the colonial legacy of the biodiversity crisis / Rachelle Adam.

Location: lax
Call #: K3488 .A93 2014
Publisher:


Based on a legal history of international biodiversity treaties from the late nineteenth century to the present, Rachelle Adam argues that today's biodiversity crisis is rooted in European colonial history, especially in the conservation treaties that the colonial powers (and their non-governmental counterparts) negotiated to protect Africa's big-game animals. Reflecting on the colonial past--particularly on efforts to manage the commerce in elephant ivory--Adam sheds light on why more recent attempts to arrest the decline in biodiversity by way of international agreement have failed. This volume will spur a rethinking of such agreements and trigger a search for alternatives outside of existing international structures. Find out more (catalog link)

Origins of international investment law : empire, environment and the safeguarding of capital / Kate Miles.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .M55 2013
Publisher:


This title provides an exploration of the historical evolution of international investment law. Combining analyses in legal history, political narratives, and current controversies surrounding investment law and environmental protection objectives, this book engages scholars and students of international investment law, international legal history and critical legal theory. Find out more (catalog link)

Anthropology of law / Fernanda Pirie.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.A57 P57 2013
Publisher:


Questions about the nature of law, its relationship with custom, and the form of legal rules, categories and claims, are placed at the centre of this challenging, yet accessible, introduction. Anthropology of law is presented as a distinctive subject within the broader field of legal anthropology, suggesting new avenues of inquiry for the anthropologist, while also bringing empirical studies within the ambit of legal scholarship. Find out more (catalog link)

Ultimate lawyer quote book : words of wisdom and humor / compiled by Malcolm Kushner ; American Bar Association, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.

Location: lapsc
Call #: K58 .K87 2014
Publisher:


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Unity of the common law / Alan Brudner with Jennifer M. Nadler.

Location: lax
Call #: K588 .B78 2013
Publisher:


The structure of common law has for many years been the subject of intense debate between formalists and functionalists. The former, drawing on legal realism, proposes that transactional law is a private law for interacting parties, while the later, inspired by Kant, argue it is a public law serving the collective ends of society. But what if there were a unity between functionalism and formalism? What if, in this unity, private law is modfied by a common good? In this revised and re-written edition, Alan Brudner draws on Hegel's legal philosophy to exhibit this unity in each of transactional laws main divisions; property, contract, unjust enrichment and tort. Brudner suggests each of these divisions is composed of private-law and public-law parts that complement each other and that they are connected by a single narrative thread. This thread consists in development towards a goal. Find out more (catalog link)

Children and international human rights law : the right of the child to be heard / Aisling Parkes.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .P36 2013
Publisher:


The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 is one of the most highly ratified human rights treaties in the world. Article 12 is fundamental to the convention & covers the right of children to express their views & to be heard. This book examines Article 12 & the extent to which it has been internationally implemented. Find out more (catalog link)

Property law and social morality / Peter M. Gerhart, Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: K721.5 .G47 2014
Publisher:


This text develops a theory of property that highlights the social construction of obligations that individuals owe each other. By viewing property law through the lens of obligations rather than through the lens of rights, the book affirms the existence of important property rights and defines the scope of those rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Canonization of Islamic law : a social and intellectual history / Ahmed El Shamsy, The University of Chicago.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP50 .E4 2013
Publisher:


The Canonization of Islamic Law tells the story of the birth of classical Islamic law in the eighth and ninth centuries CE. It shows how an oral normative tradition embedded in communal practice was transformed into a systematic legal science defined by hermeneutic analysis of a clearly demarcated scriptural canon. Find out more (catalog link)

Public benefit in charity law / Jonathan Garton, Reader in Law, University of Warwick.

Location: lax
Call #: KD1487 .G37 2013
Publisher:


This comprehensive analysis of the legal principles and practical applications of the public benefit test in charity law in the UK provides essential guidance on a fundamental and hotly debated area of law. It also includes comparisons with Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Find out more (catalog link)

Teaching law practice : preparing the next generation of lawyers / Charles Cercone, Nelson P. Miller, & Christopher R. Trudeau, Editors.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF279 .T43 2013
Publisher:


Accelerating change in technology, trade, and regulation is rapidly reshaping the legal profession - just as they are reshaping other fields. There is a new urgency to deliver affordable legal products and services to corporate and individual clients in sustainable law firm models. Huge new client populations have new legal needs that they expect lawyers to meet using efficient, accessible, affordable, and transparent means. Lawyers should not expect to return to traditional models of packaging, pricing, and delivering legal services. The question now is how lawyers will respond to changes in the market for legal services that have already occurred. Some lawyers and law firms are responding, identifying those burgeoning new client populations while designing new processes and implementing new systems to serve them affordably. Find out more (catalog link)

Adobe acrobat in one hour for lawyers / Ernie Svenson.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF322 .S84 2013
Publisher:


Most lawyers now encounter PDFs, and many own Adobe Acrobat®--the most widely used software for working with PDFs. But most attorneys are confused about how to work efficiently with PDFs. Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers is written for lawyers and legal professionals who want to be more organized by making better use of PDFs. Find out more (catalog link)

Conspiracy against Obamacare : the Volokh conspiracy and the health care case / Randy E. Barnett, Jonathan H. Adler, David E. Bernstein [and three others] ; edited by Trevor Burrus.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3605 .C66 2013
Publisher:


The Affordable Care Act debate was one of the most important and most public examinations of the Constitution in our history. At the forefront of that debate were the bloggers of the Volokh Conspiracy who, from before the law was even passed, engaged in a spirited, erudite, and accessible discussion of the legal issues involved in the case. Find out more (catalog link)

Righting educational wrongs : disability studies in law and education / edited by Arlene S. Kanter and Beth A. Ferri ; with a foreword by Nancy Cantor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4209.3.A75 S43 2009
Publisher:


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Civic constitution : civic visions and struggles in the path toward constitutional democracy / Elizabeth Beaumont.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4541 .B33 2014
Publisher:


The Civic Constitution provides a compelling case for rethinking the U.S. Constitution. By exploring pivotal struggles over governmental power, individual rights, and the boundaries of citizenship, this book challenges reigning approaches and reveals the profound importance of 'civic founders' who worked to reinvent the constitutional order. Find out more (catalog link)

Cases on constitutional law, selected from decisions of state and federal courts, by James Parker Hall.

Location: lasbst-nc
Call #: KF4549 .H35X
Publisher: West Pub. Co.,


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Constitution of risk / Adrian Vermeule, Harvard Law School.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .V466 2014
Publisher:


This is the first book to combine constitutional theory with the theory of risk regulation. It argues that constitutional rulemaking is best understood as a means of managing political risks, advocates constitutional rulemaking undertaken in a spirit of welfare maximization, and offers a corrective to the pervasive distrust of official power that is prominent in American constitutional history and discourse. Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond race, sex, and sexual orientation : legal equality without identity / Sonu Bedi, Dartmouth College.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4764 .B43 2013
Publisher:


The conventional interpretation of equality under the law singles out certain groups or classes for constitutional protection. Laws that discriminate against them are generally unconstitutional. This book argues that such an approach suffers from hitherto unnoticed normative and political problems, and it elucidates a competing, extant interpretation of equal protection jurisprudence. Find out more (catalog link)

Twenty-fifth Amendment : its complete history and applications / John D. Feerick.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5082 .F44 2014
Publisher:


This book focuses on the Twenty-Fifth Amendment - its meaning, legislative history, and applications. The Amendment has been criticized for being vague and undemocratic. It has been praised for making possible swift and orderly successions to the presidency and vice presidency upon the occurence of some of the most extraordinary events in American history. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal certainty in multilingual EU law : language, discourse and reasoning at the European Court of Justice / Elina Paunio.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE962 .P38 2013
Publisher:


Whilst firmly situated within the field of EU law, this book also employs theories developed in linguistics and translation studies to explore the uncertainty surrounding the meaning of multilingual EU law and the impact of multilingualism on judicial reasoning at the European Court of Justice. To reconceptualize legal certainty in EU law, the book highlights the importance of transparent judicial reasoning and dialogue between courts and suggests a discursive model for adjudication at the European Court of Justice. Find out more (catalog link)

New terrain of international law : courts, politics, rights / Karen J. Alter.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .A44 2014
Publisher:


In 1989, when the Cold War ended, there were six permanent international courts. Today there are more than two dozen that have collectively issued over thirty-seven thousand binding legal rulings. This book charts the developments and trends in the creation and role of international courts, and explains how the delegation of authority to international judicial institutions influences global and domestic politics. Find out more (catalog link)

Secession of states and their recognition in the wake of Kosovo / John Dugard.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4028 .D84 2013
Publisher:


The secession of States is subject to legal regulation. The arguments presented by States in the advisory proceedings on Kosovo confirm thatthere are rules of international law that determine whether the secession of a State in the post-colonial world is permissible. These rules derivefrom the competing principles of self-determination and territorial integrity. In deciding whether to recognize a secessionist entity as aState, or to admit it to the United Nations, States must balance these competing principles, with due regard to precedent and State practice.These lectures examine cases in which secession has succeeded (such as Israel and Bangladesh), in which it has failed (such as Biafra and Chechnya) and in which a determination is still to be made (Kosovo, Abkhazia and South Ossetia). Find out more (catalog link)

Idea of arbitration / Jan Paulsson.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6115 .P38 2013
Publisher:


This volume provides a novel theoretical examination of the concept of arbitration, attempting to answer fundamental questions which have rarely been addressed systematically in English. It exlores the place of arbitration in the legal process, offering a challenging, yet accessible overview of the field and its theoretical underpinnings and contending that arbitration is important enough to be understood in its own terms, as a sui generis feature ofsocial life. Find out more (catalog link)

Fair labelling and the dilemma of prosecuting gender-based crimes at the international criminal tribunals / Hilmi M. Zawati ; Preface by Justice Teresa A. Doherty, CBE.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .Z39 2014
Publisher:


This scholarly legal work focuses on the dilemma of prosecuting gender-based crimes under the statutes of the international criminal tribunals with reference to the principle of fair labelling. In this book Hilmi M. Zawati explains how the abstractness and lack of accurate description of gender-based crimes in the statutory laws of the international criminal tribunals and courts infringe the principle of fair labelling, lead to inconsistent verdicts and punishments, and cause inadequate prosecution of these crimes. This inquiry deals with gender-based crimes as a case study, within the legal principle and theoretical framework of fair labelling. Critical and timely, this study contributes to existing scholarship in many different ways. Find out more (catalog link)

Rough justice : the International Criminal Court in a world of power politics / David Bosco.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7312 .B67 2014
Publisher:


The Nuremberg trials after World War II constituted a landmark in the development of international criminal justice: presided over by jurists from the victorious powers, it set new standards for defining international war crimes. Set in motion shortly after the creation of the United Nations, the courts seemed to point toward a future in which the international community could more effectively prosecute crimes against humanity and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law throughout the world. Here, David Bosco tells the story of the movement to establish the court and its tumultuous first decade. He also considers its prospects for the future, especially the very real challenges that it faces. This is an authoritative account of an international institution that is prototypical of the post-Cold War era. Find out more (catalog link)

Professional ethics at the international bar / Arman Sarvarian.

Location: lax
Call #: K123 .S27 2013
Publisher:


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World war I law and lawyers : issues, cases, and characters / Thomas J. Shaw.

Location: lax
Call #: K124.W36 S53 2014
Publisher:


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Balancing constitutional rights : the origins and meanings of postwar legal discourse / Jacco Bomhoff.

Location: lax
Call #: K247 .B65 2013
Publisher:


The language of balancing is pervasive in constitutional rights jurisprudence around the world. In this book, Jacco Bomhoff offers a comparative and historical account of the origins and meanings of this talismanic form of language, and of the legal discourse to which it is central. Contemporary discussion has tended to see the increasing use of balancing as the manifestation of a globalization of constitutional law. This book is the first to argue that 'balancing' has always meant radically different things in different settings. Bomhoff uses detailed case studies of early post-war US and German constitutional jurisprudence to show that the same unique language expresses both biting scepticism and profound faith in law and adjudication, and both deep pessimism and high aspirations for constitutional rights. An understanding of these radically different meanings is essential for any evaluation of the work of constitutional courts today. Find out more (catalog link)

Achieving democracy : the future of progressive regulation / Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain.

Location: lax
Call #: K3840 .S527 2014
Publisher:


Achieving Democracy explains and explores the dynamic and changing nature of contemporary government and the future of the regulatory state. In a critique of the last 30 years of neoliberal government in the United States, Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain demonstrate how to regain essential democratic losses, under a successful framework of a progressive government, to ultimately construct a good society for all citizens. Find out more (catalog link)

Comparative law and society / edited by David S. Clark.

Location: lax
Call #: K559 .C657 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This handbook offers both a history of the field of comparative law and society and a thorough exploration of its methods, disciplines and major issues. Find out more (catalog link)

Equal parent presumption : social justice in the legal determination of parenting after divorce / Edward Kruk.

Location: lax
Call #: K707 .K78 2013
Publisher:


'The Equal Parenting Presumption' addresses a major barrier to the principle of gender equality in parenting after divorce, and proposes a viable alternative to sole custody in the form of a legal presumption of shared and equal parenting. Find out more (catalog link)

Getting incentives right : improving torts, contracts, and restitution / Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1250 .C67 2014
Publisher:


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Legal reference for librarians : how and where to find the answers / Paul D. Healey.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF240 .H38 2014
Publisher:


As both an attorney and a librarian, Healy's background makes him uniquely qualified to advise library staff on providing users with the legal information they seek, and in this handbook, he provides a concise orientation on legal research. Find out more (catalog link)

File-sharers and copyright-infringers : threat or menace? / Whitney D. Gunter.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3024.E44 G86 2013
Publisher:


Whether you choose to call it file sharing, copyright infringement, or digital piracy, downloading non-licensed music, movies, software, and other forms of digital content is common worldwide. Despite the widespread nature of this phenomenon, much remains unknown about it. Is "digital piracy" truly having a negative impact on society? Does enforcement actually deter would-be downloaders? Gunter examines these issues, providing both an analysis of the historical aspects of copyright and of newly collected data on downloaders. His findings lead into a critique of the pros and cons of the current state of copyright law and enforcement. Find out more (catalog link)

Reinventing the practice of law : emerging models to enhance affordable legal services / Professor Luz Herrera, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF336 .R45 2014
Publisher:


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Exclusion : strategies for improving diversity in recruitment, retention, and promotion / Natalie Holder-Winfield.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF3464 .H63 2014
Publisher:


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Civil rights in American law, history, and politics / edited by Austin Sarat.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4755 .C58 2014
Publisher:


This title charts the ambiguous and contested meanings of civil rights in law and culture and confronts important questions about race in contemporary America. It brings together the work of five scholars to offer different ways of talking about civil rights now and in the future. Find out more (catalog link)

Progeny : Justice William J. Brennan's fight to preserve the legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan / Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8745.B68 W47 2014
Publisher:


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Supranational citizenship and the challenge of diversity : immigrants, citizens and member states in the EU / by Francesca Strumia.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5124 .S77 2013
Publisher:


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Judging Europe's judges : the legitimacy of the case law of the European Court of Justice / edited by Maurice Adams, Henri de Waele, Johan Meeusen and Gert Straetmans.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5461 .J829 2013
Publisher:


This volume aims to study the impact of recent developments such as EU enlargement and the Lisbon Treaty on the European Court of Justice, to examine the legitimacy of the Court's output in this novel context and provide a systemic appraisal of its overall performance. Find out more (catalog link)

Pakistan's experience with formal law : an alien justice / Osama Siddique.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPL470 .S56 2013
Publisher:


Identifying the disconnection between literature on colonial legal systems and their post-colonial reform projects, this book analyzes why reform routinely fails. It will be of interest to scholars of South Asia, alongside professionals, students and general readers intrigued by the persistence of socially alienating legal systems in developing countries. Find out more (catalog link)

Complementarity in the line of fire : the catalysing effect of the international criminal court in Uganda and Sudan / Sarah M.H. Nouwen.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7379 .N68 2013
Publisher:


Focusing on Uganda and Sudan, and drawing on extensive empirical research, this book provides a reality check on the expectation that the ICC will catalyse domestic proceedings and prompt the reform of domestic legal systems. Find out more (catalog link)

Council of the European Union : 1952-2012 : sixty years of law- and decision-making.

Location: lax
Call #: JN34 .C693 2013
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union,


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Storytelling for lawyers / Philip N. Meyer.

Location: lapsc
Call #: K181 .M49 2014
Publisher:


Intended for legal practitioners, teachers, law students, and even interdisciplinary academics, the book offers a basic yet comprehensive explanation of the central role of narrative in litigation. The book also offers a narrative tool kit that supplements the analytical skills traditionally emphasized in law school as well as practical tips for practicing attorneys that will help them craft their own legal stories. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutions in authoritarian regimes / edited by Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago; Alberto Simpser, University of Chicago.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .C63 2014
Publisher:


Constitutions in authoritarian regimes are often denigrated as meaningless exercises in political theater. This volume explores the form and function of constitutions in countries without the fully articulated institutions of limited government. It offers an exploration into the constitutions of authoritarian regimes, generating broader insights into the study of constitutions and their functions more generally. Find out more (catalog link)

Corporate responsibility for human rights impacts : new expectations and paradigms / Lara Blecher, Nancy Kaymar Stafford, Gretchen Bellamy, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .C668 2014
Publisher:


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Liberty and law : the idea of permissive natural law, 1100-1800 / Brian Tierney.

Location: lax
Call #: K445 .T545 2014
Publisher:


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Legal writing / Terrill Pollman, Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Judith M. Stinson, Clinical Professor of Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University; Elizabeth Pollman, Associate Pro

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF250 .L398 2014
Publisher:


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Point made : how to write like the nation's top advocates / Ross Guberman.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF251 .G83 2014
Publisher:


In Point Made, author Ross Guberman aims to break down the work of great advocates into a step-by-step writing strategy with practical examples. Each chapter focuses on a fundamental challenge that briefwriters face, and includes an overview incorporating insight from judges, followed by specific practice pointers in checklist form and annotated examples of how prominent advocates have resolved the challenge in a variety of trial and appellate briefs. Find out more (catalog link)

Introduction to the study and practice of law in a nutshell / by Kenney F. Hegland, James E. Rogers Professor of Law, Emeritus, University of Arizona.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF273 .H4 2014
Publisher:


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Crusade for equality in the workplace : the Griggs v. Duke Power Story / Robert K. Belton ; edited by Stephen L. Wasby.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3464 .B43 2014
Publisher:


A detailed examination of the development of legal principles under Title VII, this book tells the story of this seminal decision on equal employment law and offers an unprecedented close-up view of personal conviction, legal strategy, and historical forces combining to effect dramatic social change. Find out more (catalog link)

Courtroom avenger : the challenges and triumphs of Robert Habush / by Kurt Chandler.

Location: lax
Call #: KF373.H22 C48 2014
Publisher:


This is a profile of Robert Habush, a prolific and esteemed trial lawyer based in Milwaukee. He's a lawyer whose is recognized by his peers as a lawyer who is always fighting for the little guy against the big pocket. Each chapter of this compelling book covers a significant trial in his career, and more. Find out more (catalog link)

Baseball on trial : the origin of baseball's antitrust exemption / Nathaniel Grow.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3989 .G76 2014
Publisher:


The controversial 1922 Federal Baseball Supreme Court ruling held that the 'business of base ball' was not subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act because it did not constitute interstate commerce. In this book, legal scholar Nathaniel Grow defies conventional wisdom to explain why the unanimous Supreme Court opinion authored by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, which gave rise to Major League Baseball's exemption from antitrust law, was correct given the circumstances of the time. Find out more (catalog link)

America's forgotten constitutions : defiant visions of power and community / Robert L. Tsai.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4541 .T73 2014
Publisher:


Countering those who treat constitutional law as a single tradition, Tsai argues that the ratification of the Constitution did not quell debate but kindled further conflicts over basic questions of power and community. He explains how the tradition mutated over time, inspiring generations and disrupting the best-laid plans for simplicity and order. Idealists on both the left and right will benefit from reading these cautionary tales. Find out more (catalog link)

Bottlenecks : a new theory of equal opportunity / Joseph Fishkin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4755 .F57 2014
Publisher:


Bottlenecks introduces a powerful new way of understanding equal opportunity. Rather than literal equalization, Joseph Fishkin argues that Americans ought to aim to broaden the range of opportunities open to people, at every stage in life, to pursue different paths. Find out more (catalog link)

Evangelical origins of the living constitution / John W. Compton.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4869.E93 C66 2014
Publisher:


John Compton shows how evangelicals, not New Deal reformers, paved the way for the most important constitutional developments of the twentieth century. Their early-1800s crusade to destroy property that made immorality possible challenged founding-era legal protections of slavery, lotteries, and liquor sales and opened the door to progressivism. Find out more (catalog link)

Election law and democratic theory / David Schultz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4886 .S38 2014
Publisher:


This book provides a full-length examination of the political theories and principles and democratic values underlying current election law debates and the regulation of political campaigns and participants in the United States. Topics covered range from campaign finance reform, voting rights, reapportionment and ballot access to the rights of political parties, the media and other players in the system. It challenges much of the current debate in election law and argues for more discussion and development of a democratic political theory to support and guide election law jurisprudence. Find out more (catalog link)

Supreme Court confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate : reconsidering the charade / Dion Farganis and Justin Wedeking.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .F37 2014
Publisher:


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Understanding Clarence Thomas : the jurisprudence of constitutional restoration / Ralph A. Rossum.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8745.T48 R67 2014
Publisher:


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Science of persuasion : a litigator's guide to juror decision-making / Brad Bradshaw, Ph.D.; foreword by Mark Modlin.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8972 .B73 2014
Publisher:


This is your guide to the way jurors make decisions, and how you can use that knowledge to convince them that your story of a case is the correct version. The author--who holds a Ph.D in psychology, for which he researched persuasion and juror decision-making--walks you though every stage of the trial and offers information on what jurors are thinking when, and how to influence them in the most effective ways. Find out more (catalog link)

Seeking human rights justice in Latin America : truth, extra-territorial courts, and the process of justice / Jeffrey Davis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Location: lacom
Call #: KG574 .D38 2014
Publisher:


This book studies how victims of human rights violations in Latin America, their families, and their advocates work to overcome entrenched impunity and seek legal justice. Seeking Human Rights Justice in Latin America examines the political and legal struggle through the lens of the human story at the heart of these cases. Find out more (catalog link)

Hybrid justice : the extraordinary chambers in the courts of Cambodia / John D. Ciorciari and Anne Heindel.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNM1580 .C56 2014
Publisher:


Since 2006, the United Nations and Cambodian Government have participated in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, a hybrid tribunal created to try key Khmer Rouge officials for crimes of the Pol Pot era. In "Hybrid Justice," John D. Ciorciari and Anne Heindel examine the contentious politics behind the tribunal's creation, its flawed legal and institutional design, and the frequent politicized impasses that have undermined its ability to deliver credible and efficient justice and leave a positive legacy. They also draw lessons and principles for future hybrid and international courts and proceedings. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and religion in Indonesia : conflict and the courts in West Java / Melissa Crouch.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNW2472 .C76 2014
Publisher:


This book investigates legal disputes between religious communities in the world's largest majority-Muslim, democratic country, Indonesia. It considers how the interaction between state and religion has influenced relations between religious communities in the transition to democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

Adjudicating family law in Muslim courts / edited by Elisa Giunchi.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPB540.3 .A35 2014
Publisher:


While there are many books on Islamic family law, the literature on its enforcement is scarce. This book focuses on how Islamic family law is interpreted and applied by judges in a range of Muslim countries - Sunni and Shi'a, as well as Arab and non-Arab. It thereby aids the understanding of shari'a law in practice in a number of different cultural and political settings. Find out more (catalog link)

To make beautiful the Capitol : rediscovering the art of Constantino Brumidi / compiled by Amy Elizabeth Burton; prepared under the direction of the U.S. Senate Commission on Art.

Location: lax
Call #: ND237.B877 T6 2013
Publisher:


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Guest worker programs : select analyses from around the globe / edited by Stanley G. Temple.

Location: lax
Call #: HD6300 .G84 2014
Publisher:


This book describes programs for the admission and employment of guest workers in fourteen selected countries, the European Union, the Association Agreement between the European Union and Turkey, and the Multilateral Framework of the International Labour Organization. It includes a comparative analysis and individual sections on each country, the EU, and relevant international arrangements. The book provides a general overview of a variety of immigration systems, and addresses issues such as eligibility criteria for the admission of guest workers and their families, guest workers' recruitment and sponsorship, and visa conditions. Find out more (catalog link)

You raised us - now work with us : millennials, career success, and building strong workplace teams / Lauren Stiller Rikleen.

Location: lapsc
Call #: HF5549.5.C75 R55 2014
Publisher:


This ground-breaking book is an indispensable resource to help Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers create a more effective work environment. Beautifully written, the book separates myths from reality, and provides practical advice, based on detailed research, to strengthen intergenerational teams and develop the next generation of talented leadership. Find out more (catalog link)

LinkedIn for lawyers : connect, engage and grow your business / Kirsten Hodgson.

Location: lapsc
Call #: HM743.L56 H63 2012
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths,


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Gun debate : what everyone needs to know / Philip J. Cook and Kristin A. Goss.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7436 .C657 2014
Publisher:


Guns in America: 'What Everyone Needs to Know' takes readers on a tour of the issues that Americans debate when they talk about guns. The volume includes information on gun control pertaining to US history, jurisprudence, cultural beliefs, political agendas, epidemiologcal data, criminology, law and regulation, and policy effectiveness. Find out more (catalog link)

Transnational lives in China : expatriates in a globalizing city / Angela Lehmann.

Location: lax
Call #: JV8701 .L44 2014
Publisher:


Increasing numbers of people from Western nations are leaving home to work within the developing economies of Asia. Here, Angela Lehmann explores a second-tier city in China and uses sociological theory to understand the impact of global mobility on identity, community and belonging. Find out more (catalog link)

Giorgio Agamben : legal, political and philosophical perspectives / edited by Tom Frost.

Location: lax
Call #: K230.A34 G56 2013
Publisher:


Giorgio Agamben: Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives addresses the potential of Agamben's thought by re-focusing attention away from his critiques of Western politics and towards his scheme for a political future. Part I of the book draws upon a wide range of issues such as legal oaths, legal reasoning and Christian conceptions of love in order to examine the potential for Agamben's work to impact upon future legal scholarship. Part II focuses on political perspectives that include references to Marx, Rousseau and Agamben's conception of the 'messianic'. Find out more (catalog link)

Empirical legal analysis : assessing the performance of legal institutions / edited by Yun-chien Chang.

Location: lax
Call #: K235 .E48 2014
Publisher:


Using original data in a variety of statistical tools, contributors to this book look into the judicial behaviours in Taiwan and Israel, the determinants of constitutional judicial systems in 100 countries, and the effect of appellate court decisions on media competition. In addition, this book breaks new ground in informing important policy debates. Specifically, how long should we incarcerate criminals? Should the medical malpractice liability system be reformed? Do police reduce crime? Why is South Africa s democratic transition viable? With solid data as evidence, this volume sheds new light on these issues from a road more and more frequently taken what is known as "empirical legal studies/analysis." Find out more (catalog link)

Proportionality in international law / Michael Newton, Larry May.

Location: lax
Call #: K247 .N49 2014
Publisher:


This book critically assesses the current law of proportionality in normative terms combining abstract philosophical and legal analysis with exacting, highly emotive contemporary combat cases. The case studies discussed in this book are predominantly from the perspective of those who make decisions in the midst of armed conflict, bringing analytic rigor to the debates as well as sensitivity to facts on the ground. The authors analyze the modern usages of proportionality in order toenable a more complete comprehension of the values that it preserves. This book provides unique value to readers that seek to understand and apply the proportionality principle in modern conflicts and diplomatic contexts. Find out more (catalog link)

Status of law in world society : meditations on the role and rule of law / Friedrich Kratochwil.

Location: lax
Call #: K3171 .K73 2014
Publisher:


Friedrich Kratochwil's book explores the key discourses and debates surrounding the role of law in the international arena. Find out more (catalog link)

International law and the future of freedom / John H. Barton ; edited by and with an introduction by Helen M. Stacy and Henry T. Greely.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .B373 2014
Publisher:


International Law and The Future of Freedom is the late John Barton's exploration into ways to protect our freedoms in the new global international order. This book forges a unique approach to the problem of democracy deficit in the international legal system as a whole; looking at how international law concretely affects actual governance. Find out more (catalog link)

Culturalization of human rights law / Federico Lenzerini.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .L46 2014
Publisher:


International human rights law was originally focused on universal individual rights. This text examines the developments which have seen it change to a multi-cultural approach, one more sensitive to the cultures of the people directly affected by them. It argues that this can provide benefits, but that aspects of universalism must be retained. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional secularism in an age of religious revival / edited by Susanna Mancini and Michel Rosenfeld.

Location: lax
Call #: K3280 .C66 2014
Publisher:


Traditional models of constitutional secularism have struggled to accommodate the modern revival of religious politics. The concept has been criticised as empty or illegitimate, while political and legal struggles have contested its meaning. This title gathers leading experts to examine the scope and substance of constitutional secularism today. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional courts and deliberative democracy / Conrado Hubner Mendes.

Location: lax
Call #: K3370 .M46 2013
Publisher:


It is often argued that courts are better suited for impartial deliberation than partisan legislatures, and that this capacity justifies handling them substantial powers of judicial review. This title provides a thorough analysis of those claims, introducing the theory of deliberative capacity and its implications for institutional design. Find out more (catalog link)

Global health law / Lawrence O. Gostin.

Location: lax
Call #: K3570 .G67 2014
Publisher:


Despite global progress, staggering health inequalities between rich and poor raise basic questions of social justice. Defining the field of global health law, Lawrence Gostin drives home the need for effective governance and offers a blueprint for reform, based on the principle that the opportunity to live a healthy life is a basic human right. Find out more (catalog link)

Research handbook on global justice and international economic law / edited by John Linarelli, Swansea University Law School, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: K3820 .R473 2013
Publisher:


This handbook offers a substantial interdisciplinary examination of the normative and policy underpinnings of the international economic order. It includes chapters by leading authors in their fields, based on theories of justice, human rights and critical legal studies as well as on economics and the internal structure of international economic law itself. Find out more (catalog link)

Minilateralism : how trade alliances, soft law, and financial engineering are redefining economic statecraft / Chris Brummer.

Location: lax
Call #: K3823 .B78 2014
Publisher:


Multilateral organizations dominated during the past half century, but no longer monopolize economic affairs. Countries are resorting to 'minilateral' strategies like trade alliances, informal 'soft law' agreements, and financial engineering to manage the global economy. This book explains how these strategies work and how this new diplomatic toolbox will reshape how countries do business with one another. Find out more (catalog link)

Hague Child Abduction Convention : a critical analysis / Rhona Schuz.

Location: lax
Call #: K707 .S38 2013
Publisher:


The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction was the response of the international community to the increase in the phenomenon of parental child abduction. However, behind the widely-acclaimed success of this Convention - which has been ratified by more than 80 States - lie personal tragedies, academic controversy, and diplomatic tensions. The continuing steady flow of case-law from the various EU Member States has resulted in the emergence of different approaches to the interpretation of key concepts in the Convention. In addition, over the years, other global and regional legal instruments and the recommendations of the Special Commissions have had an impact on the implementation of the Convention. This book brings together all these strands and provides an up-to-date, clear, and highly-readable discussion of the international operation of the Abduction Convention together with in-depth critical academic analysis. Find out more (catalog link)

Jewish bioethics : rabbinic law and theology in their social and historical contexts / Yechiel Michael Barilan, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

Location: lax
Call #: KBM3098 .B37 2014
Publisher:


This book presents the discourse in Jewish law and rabbinic literature on bioethical issues, highlighting practical problems in their socio-historical contexts. In this work, Yechiel Michael Barilan discusses end-of-life care, abortion, infertility treatments, the brain-death debate, and the organ market. Find out more (catalog link)

Old texts, new practices : Islamic reform in modern Morocco / Etty Terem.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP494.53 .T47 2014
Publisher:


Focuses on a prominent Moroccan Islamic scholar of the early twentieth century, this book investigates the creative process of transforming Islamic law to guarantee the survival of a Muslim community in a changing world. Find out more (catalog link)

Writing and analysis in the law / by Helene S. Shapo, Professor of Law, Emeritus, Northwestern University School of Law; Marilyn R. Walter, Professor of Law, Director of the Legal Writing Program, Brooklyn Law School; Elizabeth Fajans, Ph.D., Associate Pr

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF250 .S5 2013
Publisher:


A standard-setter in American legal education, Writing and Analysis in the Law provides a guide to legal writing, focusing on the importance of clear organization in written communications. Developed as a textbook for a first-year law school course, the book introduces law students to analyzing and writing about legal authority in cases and statutes. Find out more (catalog link)

Law school companion : the ultimate guide to excelling in law school and launching your career / Paul M. Lisnek, Steven I. Friedland, Chris M. Salamone.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF272 .L57 1995
Publisher: Random House,


This new guide combines expert academic advice with candid observations and survival tips based upon The Princeton Review's national student surveys, the largest annual campus surveys in the country. This unique blend of practical advice and peer insights provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and useful information on the market. Find out more (catalog link)

Swimming in deep water : lawyers, judges, and our troubled legal profession / William Domnarski.

Location: lax
Call #: KF300 .D66 2014
Publisher:


In fifty highly readable essays, Domnarski expertly ranges over many of the most significant matters affecting the bar, the judiciary, and legal education today. Find out more (catalog link)

New introduction to American constitutionalism / Mark A. Graber.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .G725 2013
Publisher:


Mark A. Graber explores the fundamental elements of the American constitutional order with particular emphasis on how constitutionalism in the United States is a form of politics and not a means of subordinating politics to law. Find out more (catalog link)

Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship / Kurt T. Lash.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4558 14th .L37 2014
Publisher:


This exhaustively researched book presents the history behind the 1868 addition of the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. It follows the evolution in public understanding of 'the privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States', from the early years of the Constitution to the election of 1866. Find out more (catalog link)

Universal rights and the constitution / Stephen A. Simon.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4581 .S57 2014
Publisher:


Are constitutional rights based exclusively in uniquely American considerations, or are they based at least in part on principles that transcent the boundaries of any particular country, such as the requirements of freedom or dignity? By viewing constitutional law through the prism of this fundamental question, this book exposes an overlooked difficulty with opinions rendered by the Supreme Court, an inherent ambiguity about the kinds of arguments that count in constitutional interpretation, weakening the foundations of our most cherished rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Rise and decline of American religious freedom / Steven D. Smith.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4783 .S645 2014
Publisher:


Smith argues that the goal of American religious liberty has been ill served by the Supreme Court doctrines of the past half century. No mere diatribe, but a careful critique by a tremendously erudite and subtle scholar, The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom is one of the most important books on religious liberty in years. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal jurisdiction / Erwin Chemerinsky.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8858 .C48 2007
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ; Aspen Publishers,


Comprehensive coverage, with clear descriptions and analyses of the doctrines and policies that determine the jurisdiction of the federal courts Chemerinsky's straightforward approach, in which he clearly states the current law; identifies unresolved issues; and examines underlying, competing policy considerations Find out more (catalog link)

Realisation of concession in the discourse of judges : a genre perspective / Magdalena Szczyrbak.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC3716 .S93 2014
Publisher:


This book investigates areas focusing on the realisation of concession in the genre of judgement. In addition to providing a review of approaches to concessivity as well as legal and linguistic perspectives on argumentation, the analysis draws on genre studies and follows a genre-based view of legal language. Find out more (catalog link)

Eurozone crisis : a constitutional analysis / Kaarlo Tuori and Klaus Tuori.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC4445 .T86 2014
Publisher:


This is a concise and comprehensive analysis on the Eurozone crisis from a multidimensional constitutional and economic perspective. It discusses the most important constitutional questions about the economic crisis and the proposed solutions raised, both at the level of individual Treaty provisions and constitutional principles. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional review in Europe : a comparative analysis / Maartje de Visser.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5456 .D4 2014
Publisher:


Constitutions serve to delineate state powers and enshrine basic rights. Such matters are hardly uncontroversial, but perhaps even more controversial are the questions of who (should) uphold(s) the constitution and how constitutional review is organised. These two questions are the subject of this book, which offers a comprehensive, comparative analysis of how 11 representative European countries answer these questions, as well as a critical appraisal of the EU legal order in light of these national experiences. Find out more (catalog link)

Critical studies in private law : a treatise on need-rational principles in modern law / Thomas Wilhelmsson.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJT858 .W5513 1992
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers,


Critical Studies in Private Law discusses the prerequisites and possibilities for an alternative or critical legal dogmatics. The starting point of the analysis is the recognition of contradictions within the legal order. In this respect the theory may use the experience of both American Critical Legal Studies and the German attempts to formulate a legal theory for the social state. The key for understanding how the contradictory concrete legal material may produce varying results on the level of legal decisions is the systematization, the general principles of the law. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial reform in France before the Revolution of 1789 / John A. Carey.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJV3745 .C37
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


The existence of two competing concepts of reform helps to explain the failure of judicial reform in France before the Revolution of 1789. While other historians have found unity in the literature on reform over the three centuries before the Revolution, John Carey finds disunity and a change in its inspiration. Find out more (catalog link)

Israeli constitutional law in the making / edited by Gideon Sapir, Daphne Barak-Erez and Aharon Barak.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK1750 .I873 2013
Publisher:


This book offers a comprehensive study of Israeli constitutional law that moves from constitution-making to specific areas of contestation including state/religion relations, national security, social rights, and structural questions of judicial review. Find out more (catalog link)

Power, law and the end of privateering / Jan Martin Lemnitzer.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6573 .L46 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


This text offers an exciting new take on the relationship between law and power. The 1856 Declaration of Paris marks the precise moment when international law became universal, and was an aggressive and successful British move to end privateering forever - then the United States' main weapon in case of war with Britain. Find out more (catalog link)

Scrap of paper : breaking and making international law during the Great War / Isabel V. Hull.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6795.W67 H85 2014
Publisher:


Hull compares wartime decision making in Germany, Great Britain, and France, weighing the impact of legal considerations in each. Throughout, she emphasizes the profound tension between international law and military necessity in time of war, and demonstrates how differences in state structures and legal traditions shaped the way in which each of the three belligerents fought the war. Find out more (catalog link)

Military parents and child custody : issues, considerations, and cases / Rayan M. Pauwels, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: UB403 .M557 2013
Publisher: Nova Publishers,


Some service-members involved in child custody cases have expressed concern that family courts in some states are using their military service against them in determining custodial arrangements. The issue addressed in this book is whether a federal child custody law is needed to protect service-members' rights in custodial disputes. Find out more (catalog link)

Dreyfus Affair and the rise of the French public intellectual / Tom Conner.

Location: lax
Call #: DC354 .C75 2014
Publisher:


While countless books have chronicled the wrongful conviction of French military officer Alfred Dreyfus, his ensuing trials, and his eventual exoneration, this distinctive volume examines France's Dreyfus Affair (1894-1906) with a critical eye, analyzing the actions of its main protagonists, the rise of the public intellectual, and the Affair's continued relevance. After a brief overview of the events to establish the poisoned ideological climate of the day, the work explores how intellectuals like Bernard Lazare, Emile Zola, and others contributed to the Affair, defining both it and themselves in the process. With mini-portraits of the key players and a detailed chronology, this telling book combines rigorous scholarship with cultural commentary to demonstrate the continued relevance of the example set by Dreyfus and his many supporters. Find out more (catalog link)

Good lawyer : seeking quality in the practice of law / Douglas O. Linder & Nancy Levit.

Location: lapsc
Call #: K115 .L56 2014
Publisher:


Doug Linder and Nancy Levit combine evidence from the latest social science research with numerous engaging accounts of able attorneys at work to explain just what makes a good lawyer--courage, empathy, integrity, realism, a strong sense of justice, clarity of purpose, and an ability to transcend emotionalism. Find out more (catalog link)

Jurisdiction and arbitration agreements in international commercial law / Zheng Sophia Tang.

Location: lax
Call #: K2400 .T356 2014
Publisher:


Arbitration and jurisdiction agreements are frequently used in transnational commercial contracts to reduce risk, gain efficacy and acquire certainty and predictability. Because of the similarities between these two types of procedural autonomy agreements, they are often treated in a similar way by courts and practitioners. This book offers a comprehensive study of the prerequisites, effectiveness, and enforcement of exclusive jurisdiction and arbitration agreements in international dispute resolution. It examines whether jurisdiction and arbitration clauses have identical effects in private international law and whether they have been or should be given the same treatment by most countries in the world. By comparing the treatment of these clauses in the US, China, UK and EU, Zheng Sophia Tang demonstrates how, in practice, exclusive jurisdiction and arbitration agreements are enforced. Find out more (catalog link)

Wrong-doing, truth-telling : the function of avowal in justice / Michel Foucault ; edited by Fabienne Brion and Bernard E. Harcourt ; translated by Stephen W. Sawyer.

Location: lax
Call #: K241.F7 F6813 2014
Publisher:


Bringing together themes from two of Foucaults most important worksDiscipline and Punish and The History of Sexualitythis book demonstrates a rethinking of the theoretical underpinnings of the former on the basis of his work on avowal in the latter. An excellent introduction lays out very clearly the background to these texts, including insights into Foucaults prisoners' rights activism as well as some of his key differences with Sartre. Find out more (catalog link)

Colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in the commonwealth : peace, order and good government / Hakeem O. Yusuf.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .Y87 2014
Publisher:


The peace, order and good government (POGG) clause is found in the constitutions of almost all Commonwealth countries. Since its introduction, the clause has played a significant role in colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in Commonwealth jurisdictions. This book is a full length analysis of the various dimensions of the peace, order and good government clause. It argues that the origins of the POGG clause mark it out as an anachronistic feature of British constitutionalism when seen against a modern setting of human rights, liberty, and democratization. Find out more (catalog link)

Courts, codes, and custom : legal tradition and state policy toward international human rights and environmental law / Dana Zartner.

Location: lax
Call #: K3171 .Z37 2014
Publisher:


This text explores the role of legal tradition in shaping state policy toward international human rights and environmental law. Examining the institutional and cultural characteristics within a state's legal tradition across ten case studies, the book shows the importance of domestic legal factors to understanding state policy toward international law. Find out more (catalog link)

Corruption and conflicts of interest : a comparative law approach / edited by Jean-Bernard Auby, Sciences Po, France, Emmanuel Breen, Paris Sorbonne University, France, Thomas Perroud, Paris Est University and Sciences Po, France.

Location: lax
Call #: K3174 .C67 2014
Publisher:


Corruption and conflicts of interest are at the centre of many policies and concern every country. This book provides an overview and analysis of the way different legal systems tackle this issue, including European administrative law and global administrative law approaches. Find out more (catalog link)

Bentham's theory of law and public opinion / edited by Xiaobo Zhai, Michael Quinn.

Location: lax
Call #: K334 .B465 2014
Publisher:


Intended for academics and students who are interested in legal and political philosophy and in intellectual and legal history, this volume brings together the latest research from leading Bentham scholars and challenges the dominant understandings of Bentham among legal and political philosophers. Find out more (catalog link)

Is administrative law unlawful? / Philip Hamburger.

Location: lax
Call #: K3400 .H253 2014
Publisher:


Is administrative law unlawful? This provocative question has become all the more significant with the expansion of the modern administrative state. While the federal government traditionally could constrain liberty only through acts of Congress and the courts, the executive branch has increasingly come to control Americans through its own administrative rules and adjudication, thus raising disturbing questions about the effect of this sort of state power on American government and society. Here, Philip Hamburger answers this question in the affirmative, offering a revisionist account of administrative law. Rather than accepting it as a novel power necessitated by modern society, he locates its origins in the medieval and early modern English tradition of royal prerogative. Find out more (catalog link)

Cultural heritage in international investment law and arbitration / Valentina Vadi, Lancaster University and New York University.

Location: lax
Call #: K3791 .V33 2014
Publisher:


Can states adopt protectionist cultural policies? What are the limits, if any, to state intervention in cultural matters? Valentina Vadi explores the 'clash of cultures' between the protection of cultural heritage and foreign investors' interests in international investment law and arbitration. Find out more (catalog link)

Cultural heritage in transit : intangible rights as human rights / edited by Deborah Kapchan.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.C8 C86 2014
Publisher:


This title examines the intangibilities of human rights in the realm of heritage production, focusing not only on the ephemeral culture of those who perform it but also on the ambiguities present in the idea of cultural property in general - who claims it? Who may use it? Who should not, but does? In this volume, folklorists, ethnologists, and anthropologists analyze the practice and performance of culture in particular contexts - including Roma wedding music, Trinidadian wining, Moroccan verbal art, and Neopagan rituals - in order to draw apart the social, political, and aesthetic materialities of heritage production, including inequities and hierarchies that did not exist before. Find out more (catalog link)

Codifying choice of law around the world : an international comparative analysis / Symeon C. Symeonides ; foreword by Lord Collins of Mapesbury.

Location: lax
Call #: K583 .S96 2014
Publisher:


Codifying Choice of Law Around the World chronicles, documents, and celebrates the extraordinary, massive country-by-country codification of Private International Law (PrIL) or Conflict of Laws that has taken place in the last 50 years from 1962-2012. During this period, the world has witnessed the adoption of nearly 200 PrIL codifications, EU Regulations, and international conventions--more than in all preceding years since the inception of PrIL. This book provides a horizontal comparison and discussion of these codifications and conventions, firstly by comparing the way they resolve tort and contract conflicts, and then by comparing the answers of these codifications to the fundamental philosophical and methodological dilemmas of PrIL. Find out more (catalog link)

Truth, denial and transition : Northern Ireland and the contested past / Cheryl Lawther.

Location: lax
Call #: KDE210 .L39 2014
Publisher:


'Truth, Denial and Transition' addresses the ways in which the process of truth recovery in post-conflict societies is challenged and contested. Transitional justice scholarship and praxis has been a site of ever increasing activity in the past two decades and truth recovery is now considered an axiomatic element of the post conflict transition from political violence. Its purported benefits have been well rehearsed. Find out more (catalog link)

Fighting over God : a legal and political history of religious freedom in Canada / Janet Epp Buckingham.

Location: lax
Call #: KE4430 .B83 2014
Publisher:


From before Confederation to the present day, religion has been one of the most contentious issues in Canadian public life. This book surveys a vast array of religious conflicts, exploring both their political aspects and the court cases that were part of their resolution. Find out more (catalog link)

Internet legal research on a budget : free and low-cost resources for lawyers / Carole A. Levitt and Judy K. Davis.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF242.A1 L479 2014
Publisher:


With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing legal bills, lawyers cannot afford to depend on expensive legal research databases, especially when reliable free resources are available. Internet Legal Research on a Budget will help you quickly find the best free or low-cost resources online and use them for your research needs. The authors share the top websites, apps, blogs, Twitter feeds, and crowdsourced resources that will save you time, money, and frustration during the research process. Find out more (catalog link)

Winning brief : 100 tips for persuasive briefing in trial and appellate courts / Bryan A. Garner.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF251 .G37 2014
Publisher:


Presenting 100 tips on persuasive brief writing, this guide to writing clear, powerful briefs includes numerous examples. Find out more (catalog link)

Yoga for lawyers : mind-body techniques to feel better all the time / Hallie N. Love and Nathalie Martin.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF310.A43 L68 2014
Publisher:


Written by lawyers, for lawyers, this is a short, user-friendly yoga book focused on effective ways to de-stress every day, throughout the day, in very little time. The featured meditative yoga techniques and safe therapeutic yoga stretches are medically proven to be healthy ways to relieve stress. Find out more (catalog link)

Six amendments : how and why we should change the Constitution / John Paul Stevens.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4557 .S74 2014
Publisher:


Detailing six specific ways in which the Constitution should be amended in order to protect our democracy and the safety and wellbeing of American citizens. Written with the same precision and elegance that made Stevens's own Court opinions legendary for their clarity as well as logic, Six Amendments is a remarkable work, both because of its unprecedented nature and, in an age of partisan ferocity, its inarguable common sense. Find out more (catalog link)

Citizens divided : campaign finance reform and the constitution / Robert C. Post ; with commentary by Pamela S. Karlan, Lawrence Lessig, Frank Michelman, Nadia Urbinati.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4920 .P67 2014
Publisher:


The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which struck down a federal prohibition on independent corporate campaign expenditures, is one of the most controversial opinions in recent memory. Defenders of the First Amendment greeted the ruling with enthusiasm, while advocates of electoral reform recoiled in disbelief. Robert C. Post offers a new constitutional theory that seeks to reconcile these sharply divided camps. Find out more (catalog link)

Lex parliamentaria Americana : elements of the law and practice of legislative assemblies in the United States of America / by Luther Stearns Cushing.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4933 .C81907
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Co.,


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Group homes : strategies for effective and defensible planning and regulation / Brian J. Connolly and Dwight H. Merriam ; with a foreword by Daniel R. Mandelker.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5700.5.G74 C66 2014
Publisher:


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Mother court : tales of cases that mattered in America's greatest trial court / James D. Zirin ; foreword by Robert M. Morgenthau.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8755.N9 Z57 2014
Publisher:


A fascinating chronicle of the history of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York--the most influential District court in the United States. It features the most famous trials of the period and gives the reader a taste of what the storied judges of the period--Weinfeld, Murphy, Mansfield, Tyler, Motley and Palmieri--were all about, how they thought, how they judged, as well as the historical traditions of the Court. Find out more (catalog link)

Flawed convictions : "shaken baby syndrome" and the inertia of injustice / Deborah Tuerkheimer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9323 .T84 2014
Publisher:


This text surveys the scientific, cultural, and legal history of 'Shaken Baby Syndrome' from inception to formal dissolution. Deborah Tuerkheimer exposes extraordinary failings in the criminal justice system's treatment of what is, in essence, a medical diagnosis of murder. Find out more (catalog link)

Privilege of silence : Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination / Steven M. Salky and Paul B. Hynes, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9668 .S25 2014
Publisher:


This book explains the contours of the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in practice, providing a guide for both the civil litigator, as well as the criminal lawyer. The Privilege of Silence organizes the relevant case law so that lawyers may advise and represent their clients by focusing on the practical aspects of Fifth Amendment assertions in all proceedings. Find out more (catalog link)

"I'm sorry for what I've done" : the language of courtroom apologies / M. Catherine Gruber.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9678 .G78 2014
Publisher:


This book examines 52 apologetic allocutions produced during federal sentencing hearings. The practice of inviting defendants to make a statement in their own behalf is a long-standing one and it is understood as offering defendants the opportunity to impress a judge or jury with their remorse, which could be a factor in the sentence that is imposed. Defendants raised the topics of the offense, mitigation, future behaviour and the sentence in different ways and this book exploresthe pros and cons associated with the different strategies that they used. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights law in Europe : the influence, overlaps and contradictions of the EU and the ECHR / edited by Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, Theodore Konstadinides, Tobias Lock and Noreen O'Meara.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5132 .H8636 2014
Publisher:


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European contract law and German law / edited by Stefan Leible, Matthias Lehmann.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE1640 .E975 2014
Publisher:


The newest volume in Kluwer's series of comparative analyses of Member State law and the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL), this book not only provides a comparison of the PECL with German law, but also takes into account the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR). Find out more (catalog link)

EU environmental law and the internal market / Nicolas de Sadeleer, professor of EU law, Saint-Louis University, Jean Monnet Chair.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6242 .S233 2014
Publisher:


A robust, exhaustive, and systematic legal analysis of the conflicts opposing integration of internal market and free competition rules with the environmental protection rules, including climate change rules, taken at an EU and national level. Find out more (catalog link)

Foundations of EU food law and policy : ten years of the European food safety authority / edited by Alberto Alemanno, Simone Gabbi.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6778 .F68 2014
Publisher:


This volume presents the viewpoints of academics, food lawyers, industry and consumer representatives as well as those of EU policymakers on the first ten years of activity of one of the most prominent European agencies. Its broader purpose, however, is to discuss the future role played by EFSA within the rapidly-evolving area of EU food law and policy. Find out more (catalog link)

Fight for status and privilege in late medieval and early modern Castile, 1465-1598 / Michael J. Crawford.

Location: lax
Call #: KKT6054.22 .C73 2014
Publisher:


This book analyzes the inevitable contradictions inherent in negotiation for and the implementation of privilege, scrutinizing the many jurisdictions that intervened in these struggles and debates, including the crown, judiciary, city council, and financial authorities. Ultimately, this analysis imparts important insights about the nature of sixteenth-century Castilian society with wide-ranging implications about the relationship between social status and legal privileges in the early modern period as a whole. Find out more (catalog link)

Restatement of customary law of Nigeria [paragraphs] 1-67 / as adopted and promulgated by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at Abuja, 29th April, 2003 ; professor Epiphany Azinge, San, project director.

Location: lacom
Call #: KTA449.3 .R47 2013
Publisher:


No matter how ignored, customary law continues to play a very significant role in moderating the Nigerian values system in society. Carried out by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies this project brings to an end four years of a massive research undertaking involving desk review; field research covering four geo-political zones in Nigeria; collation and analysis of field research findings; testing of field research findings in a stakeholders consultative conference; further desk review to fill in gaps in the literature; and the core restatement work by a select committee of Reporters. Find out more (catalog link)

Sources of international law / Hugh Thirlway.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1279 .T45 2014
Publisher:


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Eyewitness to genocide : the Operation Reinhard death camp trials, 1955-1966 / Michael S. Bryant.

Location: lax
Call #: D804.G4 B769 2014
Publisher:


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Moral dimensions of intellectual property rights / Steven Ang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .A963 2013
Publisher:


Steven Ang builds his idea that the justification for IPRs is bound up with a simultaneous duty to share part of that intellectual resource through public rights of access and a public domain which is facilitated by the moral elements in the various dimensions of IPR. Find out more (catalog link)

Philosophy of law : a very short introduction / Raymond Wacks.

Location: lax
Call #: K230.W29 A37 2014
Publisher:


Raymond Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy, exploring the notion of law and its role in our lives. He refers to key thinkers from Aristotle to Rawls, from Bentham to Derrida and looks at the central questions behind legal theory, and law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutionalism in global constitutionalisation / Aoife O'Donoghue.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .O32 2014
Publisher:


This book considers the manner in which the global constitutionalisation debate has neglected constitutionalism within its proposals. It examines the role normative constitutionalism plays within a constitutionalisation process, and considers the use of community at both the domestic and global governance levels to identify the holders of constituent and constituted power within a constitutional order. In doing so this analysis offers an alternative narrative for global constitutionalisation based within normative constitutionalism. Find out more (catalog link)

Advanced introduction to comparative constitutional law / Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard University, USA.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .T87 2014
Publisher:


Mark Tushnet presents an introduction to comparative constitutional law through an analysis of topics at the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship. This authoritative study investigates constitution making, including the problem of unconstitutional constitutional amendments; recent developments in forms of constitutional review, including 'the battle of the courts'; proportionality analysis and its alternatives; and the emergence of a new 'transparency' branch in constitutions around the world. Find out more (catalog link)

International rule of law movement : a crisis of legitimacy and the way forward / Edited by David Marshall.

Location: lax
Call #: K3171 .I59 2014
Publisher:


This volume provides a timely and honest discussion of the complexities and pitfalls of institutional rule of law reform efforts. Established truths, underlying assumptions, and banal accomplishments of state-building efforts are questioned, urging global and local reformers to pause and reassess the path forwad. Find out more (catalog link)

Responsibility for human rights : transnational corporations in imperfect states / David Jason Karp.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .K373 2014
Publisher:


Karp argues that non-state actors, including transnational corporations, can sometimes be public enough to have 'responsibility for human rights'. His book shows how this approach is superior to the main alternative perspectives, and gives readers an original combination of theory and empirical grounding in the world of practice. Find out more (catalog link)

Emerging challenges in privacy law : comparative perspectives / edited by Normann Witzleb, David Lindsay, Moira Paterson, and Sharon Rodrick.

Location: lax
Call #: K3263 .E44 2014
Publisher:


This collection of essays explores current developments in privacy law, including reform of data protection laws, privacy and the media, social control and surveillance, privacy and the Internet, and privacy and the courts. It places these developments into a broader international context, with a particular focus on the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Adopting a comparative approach, it creates an important resource for understanding international trends in the reform of privacy and data protection laws across a variety of contexts. Written by internationally recognised experts, Emerging Challenges in Privacy Law: Comparative Perspectives provides an accessible introduction to contemporary legal and policy debates in privacy and data protection law. It is essential reading for academics, policy makers and practitioners interested in current challenges facing privacy and data protection law in Europe and in the common law world. Find out more (catalog link)

Justice for future generations : climate change and international law / Peter Lawrence, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania, Australia.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .L395 2014
Publisher:


Peter Lawrence sets out the case for addressing climate change today in order to safeguard the welfare of future generations. Lawrence explains that this is not just an imperative of morality, or of survival, but is in fact a mandate of justice. Drawing on a wide range of philosophical and jurisprudential thinking, Lawrence distils core principles of justice to animate our efforts to mitigate climate change. Find out more (catalog link)

Prosecuting the destruction of cultural property in international criminal law : with a case study on the Khmer Rouge's destruction of Cambodia's heritage / by Caroline Ehlert.

Location: lax
Call #: K3791 .E35 2014
Publisher:


In this work, Caroline Ehlert offers an analysis of treaty law protecting cultural property from destruction and foremost of the relevant provisions for prosecuting the destruction of cultural property in international criminal law. Find out more (catalog link)

International rule of law and professional ethics / edited by Vesselin Popovski, United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Japan.

Location: lax
Call #: K4360 .I58 2014
Publisher:


This book examines an interesting and relatively understudied area of the evolution of the international rule of law and the role of professional ethics. The rule of law has been gradually developed and promoted at the national level over centuries, however at the international level it has only recently received (more in rhetoric than in implementation) support from a macro perspective - developments of international rules and institutions, and from a micro perspective - ethical codes, independence and un-bias of professionals, working in international organizations and tribunals. The book offers analysis and recommends policies to strengthen the rule of law at international level to meet a major global governance demand in ensuring equity, justice, stability and consistency in international affairs. Find out more (catalog link)

Our word is our bond : how legal speech acts / Marianne Constable.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.L36 C658 2014
Publisher:


Our Word Is Our Bond offers a nuanced approach to language and its interaction and relations with modern law. Marianne Constable argues that, as language, modern law makes claims and hears claims of justice and injustice, which can admittedly go wrong. Constable proposes an alternative to understanding law as a system of rules, or as fundamentally a policy-making and problem-solving tool. Find out more (catalog link)

Judging the Boy Scouts of America : gay rights, freedom of association, and the Dale case / Richard J. Ellis.

Location: lax
Call #: KF229.D35 E43 2014
Publisher:


The story of how Eagle Scout and assistant scoutmaster James Dale's decision to come out as a gay man led to a historic Supreme Court case. Find out more (catalog link)

Basic legal research : tools and strategies / Amy E. Sloan.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF240 .S66 2012
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Publishers,


Ideal as a course book or reference, this text offers flexibility and supports instruction in print and electronic research. A wealth of learning aids includes sample pages, examples, checklists, and summary charts. Find out more (catalog link)

Basic legal research workbook / Amy E. Sloan, Steven D. Schwinn.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF240 .S662 2011
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business,


Ideal as a course book or reference, this text offers flexibility and supports instruction in print and electronic research. A wealth of learning aids includes sample pages, examples, checklists, and summary charts. Exercises in the accompanying workbook provide more opportunities to test and apply legal research tools and strategies. Find out more (catalog link)

Just memos : preparing for practice / Laurel Currie Oates, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law ; Anne Enquist Professor of Lawyering Skills, Director, Legal Writing Program, Seattle University School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF250 .O178 2014
Publisher:


This brief text focuses on legal memo writing. Designed as a supplement for first-year legal writing courses, it provides students with information needed to write objective memos, opinion letters, and e-mails. Find out more (catalog link)

Writing essay exams to succeed in law school (not just to survive) / John C. Dernbach, Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF283 .D47 2014
Publisher:


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Copyright book : a practical guide / William S. Strong.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2994 .S75 2014
Publisher:


This sixth edition has been thoroughly updated to cover copyright for the Internet age, discussing a range of developments in the law since 2000. New material includes greatly expanded coverage of infringement and fair use, with detailed discussion of recent decisions, including the Grateful Dead, Google, and HathiTrust cases. Find out more (catalog link)

Uncertain justice : the Roberts Court and the Constitution / Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .T789 2014
Publisher:


Tribe--one of the country's leading constitutional lawyers--and Matz dig deeply into the court's recent rulings, stepping beyond tired debates over judicial "activism" to draw out hidden meanings and silent battles. The undercurrents they reveal suggest a strikingly different vision for the future of our country, one that is sure to be hotly debated.Filled with original insights and compelling human stories, "Uncertain Justice" illuminates the most colorful story of all--how the Supreme Court and the Constitution frame the way we live. Find out more (catalog link)

NSA report : liberty and security in a changing world / President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies; Richard A. Clarke, Michael J. Morell, Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein, Peter Swire.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4850 .U54 2014
Publisher:


This is the official report that is helping shape the international debate about the unprecedented surveillance activities of the National Security Agency. Commissioned by President Obama following disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward J. Snowden, and written by a pre-eminent group of intelligence and legal experts, the report examines the extent of NSA programs and calls for dozens of urgent and practical reforms. Find out more (catalog link)

Supreme Court agenda setting : strategic behavior during case selection / Udi Sommer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .S586 2014
Publisher:


Much research is devoted to the decision-making power and precedent set by the Supreme Court. Less attention, however, is given to the strategic behavior during case selection. This book argues that case selection is done strategically, and by means of various criteria - influencing its constitutional position and importance. Find out more (catalog link)

Scalia : a court of one / Bruce Allen Murphy.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8745.S33 M87 2014
Publisher:


An authoritative, deeply researched biography of the most controversial and outspoken Supreme Court justice of our time and how he chose to be "right" rather than influential. Find out more (catalog link)

Access to justice in environmental matters : a socio-economic analysis / Michael Faure & Niels Philipsen (eds).

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6242 .A924 2014
Publisher:


Access to justice in environmental matters is a hot topic in Europe. In the light of recent case law of the European Court of Justice, the question arises whether access to justice should be broadened in order to comply with all pillars of the Aarhus Convention. This book discusses four different options for further action at EU level. The consequences of these options are discussed from a socio-economic perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Assessing treaty performance in China : trade and human rights / Pitman B. Potter.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ920 .P68 2014
Publisher:


Assessing Treaty Performance in China outlines a new approach for understanding China's treaty performance around international standards on trade and human rights, using the paradigms of selective adaptation and institutional capacity. Find out more (catalog link)

Inside China's legal system / Chang Wang and Nathan H. Madson.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ68 .W36 2013
Publisher: Chandos,


Inside China's Legal System provides readers with a comprehensive look at the system including how it works in practice, theoretical and historical underpinnings, and how it might evolve. Find out more (catalog link)

Off and running : a practical guide to legal research, analysis, and writing / Angela C. Arey, Legal Writing Professor, University of Maine School of Law; Nancy A. Wanderer, Legal Writing Professor, Director, Legal Research and Writing Program, University

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF250 .A74 2014
Publisher:


Off and Running is a unique text for the first semester of the 1L legal writing and research course, designed to guide students through their development of the essential skills needed to practice law. Find out more (catalog link)

Is a law degree still worth the price? : it depends on what the law school has to offer you / Creola Johnson, Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF272 .J59 2014
Publisher:


Demonstrates how to find relevant data about a law school and how to analyze over twenty different criteria in assessing whether the school has sufficiently satisfactory outcomes and is, therefore, worth attending. Find out more (catalog link)

Advice for the lawlorn : career do's and don'ts from one of the most successful legal recruiters in the industry / Ann M. Israel.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF299.I5 I835 2014
Publisher:


Ann M. Israel's advice ranges from the tactical to the practical and covers the entirety of a lawyer’s career—from law school through partnership and even to the winding down of a legal career. Much of her advice is timeless, but some of it is specifically useful for today’s legal field. Find out more (catalog link)

How to achieve success after the bar exam : a step-by-step action plan / Joan R.M. Bullock.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF300 .B853 2014
Publisher:


Through week-by-week activities and practical advice, this book will help recent grads define their career vision, seek out networking opportunities, demonstrate their value to potential clients, develop accountability, and think like a businessperson. Find out more (catalog link)

Be a better lawyer : a short guide to a long career / Eleanor Southers.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF300 .S668 2014
Publisher:


This book will help you assess your legal career and pinpoint what you might want to change. It will then assist you in determining how to make those changes and plan for the uncertainties of the future. Find out more (catalog link)

Lawyer as leader : how to plant people and grow justice / Dr. Artika R. Tyner ; foreword by Marian Wright Edelman.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF311 .T96 2014
Publisher:


Based on author Dr. Artika R. Tyner’s leadership development and community engagement work, Planting People, Growing Justice™, the book shows how attorneys can use their legal skills to work for social change, contribute to communities that foster social justice, and empower and develop new leaders. Find out more (catalog link)

Legislation, statutory interpretation, and election law: examples and explanations / Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4930 .H37 2014
Publisher:


Features an easy-to-follow correlation chart that matches the book's coverage to the leading casebooks. Written by one of the leading voices in the field of election law and legislation. No other statutory supplement is as comprehensive, up-to-date, and full of examples (and answers) to test student knowledge. Find out more (catalog link)

Art of cross examination : essays from the Bench and Bar / Charles B. Gibbons, editor.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8920 .G53 2014
Publisher:


Forty years of trial wisdom from Litigation Magazine were reviewed and analyzed, with articles on cross-examination then selected to comprise a group of essays which collectively covered all aspects of the art. Find out more (catalog link)

Federalism and subsidiarity / edited by James E. Fleming and Jacob T. Levy.

Location: lax
Call #: K203 .N64 v.55
Publisher:


In Federalism and Subsidiarity, a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars in political science, law, and philosophy address the application and interaction of the concept of federalism within law and government. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal traditions of the world : sustainable diversity in law / H. Patrick Glenn.

Location: lax
Call #: K559 .G545 2014
Publisher:


Written in a clear and accessible style, this new text provides a broader concept of comparative law, placing national laws in the wider context of legal traditions. All major legal traditions of the world are covered. The scope and clarity of this work will make it essential reading for students and practitioners of transnational law alike. Find out more (catalog link)

Burden of proof, presumption and argumentation / Douglas Walton, University of Windsor, Canada.

Location: lax
Call #: K2263 .W348 2014
Publisher:


This book explains how burden of proof and presumption work as powerful devices in argumentation, based on studying many clearly explained legal and non-legal examples. It shows how the latest argumentation-based methods of artificial intelligence can be applied to these examples to help us understand how burdens of proof and presumptions work as devices of legal reasoning. It also shows the reader how to deal with presumptions and burdens of proof in everyday life, as they shift from one side to the other, sometimes confusingly, during a sequence of argumentation. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal research handbook / [D.T. MacEllven] ; editors: Neil A. Campbell, John N. Davis ; contributors: Thomas R. French ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: KE250 .M33 2013
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada,


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Abraham Lincoln's most famous case : the Almanac Trial / George R. Dekle, Sr.

Location: lax
Call #: KF223.A47 D45 2014
Publisher:


Even after the mythical elements are removed, the true story of Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trial is a compelling tale of courtroom drama that involves themes of friendship and loyalty. Abraham Lincoln's Most Famous Case: The Almanac Trial sets the record straight: it examines how the dual myths of the dramatic cross-examination and the forged almanac came to be, describes how Lincoln actually won the case, and establishes how Lincoln's behavior at the trial was above reproach. Find out more (catalog link)

Business torts : a practical guide to litigation / Bradley P. Nelson, Jeffrey R. Teeters, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1250 .B845 2014
Publisher:


This book is a “how to” book on litigating a business torts case. While there are many aspects of litigating and trying business torts cases that distinguish them from other types of cases (personal injury, medical malpractice, or IP, for example), there are no “start-to-finish” guidebooks offering practical litigation advice unique to these cases. Find out more (catalog link)

Global climate change and U.S. law / Michael B. Gerrard and Jody Freeman, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3775 .G56 2014
Publisher:


This comprehensive, current examination of U.S. law as it relates to global climate change begins with a summary of the factual and scientific background of climate change based on governmental statistics and other official sources. Subsequent chapters address the international and national frameworks of climate change law. Find out more (catalog link)

Blindfolds off : judges on how they decide / Joel Cohen; foreword by Hon. Richard Posner, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8775 .C639 2014
Publisher:


The book features selected specific, well known cases for the free-flowing dialogues which follow, from the thousands of cases to which these thirteen judges have been assigned. These are cases which have raised critical questions about justice, policy, precedent and the law and the way in which the currents and tides of their lives and of our ever-changing society have influenced those rulings. Find out more (catalog link)

American jury system / Randolph N. Jonakait.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8972 .J66 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press,


In this important and accessible book, a prominent expert on constitutional law examines these and other issues concerning the American jury system. Randolph N. Jonakait describes the historical and social pressures that have driven the development of the jury system; contrasts the American jury system to the legal process in other countries; reveals subtle changes in the popular view of juries; examines how the news media, movies, and books portray and even affect the system; and discusses the empirical data that show how juries actually operate and what influences their decisions. Find out more (catalog link)

Child cases : how America's religious exemption laws harm children / Alan Rogers.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9323 .R64 2014
Publisher:


Through close analysis of seven cases, legal historian Alan Rogers explores the conflict between religious principles and secular laws that seek to protect children from abuse and neglect. Find out more (catalog link)

European Union human rights law : the dynamics of interpretation and context / Marton Varju, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest and University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5132 .V37 2014
Publisher:


The European Union's jurisprudence is responsible for a complex body of human rights law which pursues a busy, multi-tiered agenda and is essential for the lawful and the effective operation and development of the EU polity and its legal order. This innovative book investigates the character of EU human rights law as shaped by the interplay between interpretation and context in the jurisprudence of EU courts. Find out more (catalog link)

Resisting United Nations Security Council resolutions / Sufyan Droubi.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5036 .E4 2014
Publisher:


This book analyses resistance to Security Council resolutions and puts forward a theory of lawful resistance. Sufyan Droubi takes a positivist approach to the UN Charter regarding it as a constitution. Special emphasis is placed on the construction of the Charter's meaning through the practice of both organs and Members of the UN and on the need to enhance the effectiveness of the Organization with due respect to the rule of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Open skies : transparency, confidence-building, and the end of the Cold War / Peter Jones.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5885.2 .J66 2014
Publisher:


Open Skies is a crash course on negotiations that de-mystifies the process and equips rookies and veterans alike to be much more effective negotiators. Find out more (catalog link)

Order within anarchy : the laws of war as an international institution / James D. Morrow.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6385 .M67 2014
Publisher:


Provides a systematic study of when and how these treaties have succeeded in limiting violence. It analyzes the strategic logic of compliance with treaty law to show the practical problems faced by any such system and examines broad patterns in compliance during the twentieth century, specifically looking at the treatment of prisoners of war. Find out more (catalog link)

Birth of the new justice : the internationalization of crime and punishment, 1919-1950 / Mark Lewis.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7050 .L49 2014
Publisher:


A history of the attempts to introduce international criminal courts and new international criminal laws after World War I to repress aggressive war, war crimes, terrorism, and genocide. Find out more (catalog link)

Hopes for better spouses : Protestant marriage and church renewal in early modern Europe, India, and North America / A.G. Roeber.

Location: lax
Call #: BT706 .R64 2013
Publisher:


Modern Protestant debates about spousal relations and the meaning of marriage began in a forgotten international dispute some 300 years ago. The Lutheran-Pietist ideal of marriage as friendship and mutual pursuit of holiness battled with the idea that submission defined spousal roles. In the contexts of early modern Europe and Pietist missions in India and North America this dispute triggered an enormous debate that has largely been forgotten. Hopes for Better Spouses recovers those exchanges and consequences, supported by broad research data. Find out more (catalog link)

Freedom's pragmatist : Lyndon Johnson and civil rights / Sylvia Ellis.

Location: lax
Call #: E847.2 .E45 2013
Publisher: University Press of Florida,


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How sex became a civil liberty / Leigh Ann Wheeler.

Location: lax
Call #: HQ18.U5 W49 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


How Sex Became a Civil Liberty shows how we came to see sexual expression, sexual practice, and sexual privacy as fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution, thanks to the work of ACLU leaders and attorneys who forged legal principles that advanced the sexual revolution. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal environment of translation / Guillermo Cabanellas.

Location: lax
Call #: K1488 .C33 2014
Publisher:


Translation is subject to a complex and unique set of legal rules that govern its various practical and intellectual aspects. These rules derive from very different legal areas, such as intellectual property and labour law. While useful from a strictly legal point of view, the heterogeneity of sources operates as a major hurdle in terms of understanding the overall legal framework within which translation operates. This book offers a general overview of the legal rules applicable to different aspects of translation, allowing translators and other interested parties to form a broad and coherent picture of the rules applicable in this area. Find out more (catalog link)

Statelessness : the enigma of an international community / William E. Conklin.

Location: lax
Call #: K7128.S7 C66 2014
Publisher:


In this powerfully argued book, Conklin critically evaluates traditional efforts to recognize and reduce statelessness. The problem, he argues, rests in the obligatory nature of law, domestic or international. By closely analysing a broad spectrum of court and tribunal judgments from many jurisdictions, Conklin explains how confusion has arisen between two discourses, the one discourse inside the other, as to the nature of the international community. Find out more (catalog link)

Magna Carta and the rule of law / edited by Daniel B. Magraw, Andrea Martinez, Roy E. Brownell II

Location: lax
Call #: KD3946 .M33 2014
Publisher:


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Legal histories of the British Empire : laws, engagements and legacies / edited by Shaunnagh Dorsett and John McLaren.

Location: lax
Call #: KD5020 .L44 2014
Publisher:


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Great dissent : how Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind--and changed the history of free speech in America / Thomas Healy.

Location: lax
Call #: KF224.A34 H43 2013
Publisher:


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Treasure State Justice : Judge George M. Bourquin, defender of the rule of law / Arnon Gutfeld ; foreword by Gordon Morris Bakken.

Location: lax
Call #: KF368.B68 G88 2013
Publisher:


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Tiger in the court; Herbert J. Stern: the U.S. attorney who prosecuted 8 mayors, 2 secretaries of state, 2 state treasurers, 2 powerful political bosses, 1 U.S. Congressman ... and 64 other public officials.

Location: lacom
Call #: KF373.S7 H6
Publisher: Playboy Press,


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Constitutional conflicts between Congress and the President / Louis Fisher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4565 .F57 2014
Publisher:


A classic on the separation of powers, this book dissects the crucial constitutional disputes between the executive and legislative branches from the Constitutional Convention to the present day. New material includes military tribunals and NSA eavesdropping , disputes over executive orders, state secrets privilege, and post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Find out more (catalog link)

Ministry of presence : chaplaincy, spiritual care, and the law / Winnifred Fallers Sullivan.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4868.C44 S85 2014
Publisher:


In this work, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan explores how chaplaincy works in the United States - and in particular how it sits uneasily at the intersection of law and religion, spiritual care, and government regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

Checking the courts : law, ideology, and contingent discretion / Kirk A. Randazzo and Richard W. Waterman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8700 .R36 2014
Publisher:


In Checking the Courts, Kirk A. Randazzo and Richard W. Waterman offer a model that integrates ideological and legal factors through an empirical measure of statutory discretion. The model is tested across multiple judicial institutions, at both the federal and state levels, and reveals that judges are influenced by the levels of discretion afforded in the legislative statutes. Find out more (catalog link)

Family, law, and inheritance in America : a social and legal history of nineteenth-century Kentucky / Yvonne Pitts, Purdue University.

Location: lax
Call #: KFK1346 .P58 2013
Publisher:


Yvonne Pitts explores inheritance practices by focusing on nineteenth-century testamentary capacity trials in Kentucky in which disinherited family members challenged relatives' wills. These disappointed heirs claimed that their departed relative lacked the capacity required to write a valid will. These inheritance disputes crisscrossed a variety of legal and cultural terrains, including ordinary people's understandings of what constituted insanity and justice, medical experts' attempts to infuse law with science, and the independence claims of women. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean : a contextual analysis / Derek O'Brien.

Location: lacom
Call #: KGL5548 .O27 2014
Publisher:


This text offers a comprehensive contextual analysis of the constitutional systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean taking into account the region's colonial past as well as considering notable developments that have occurred since independence. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitution of Israel : a contextual analysis / Suzie Navot.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK1750 .N383 2014
Publisher:


he book's main themes include: constitutional principles; the legislature and the electoral system; the executive; the protection of fundamental rights and the crucial role of the Supreme Court in Israel's constitutional discourse. It further presents Israel's unique aspects as a Jewish and democratic state, and its ongoing search for the right balance between human rights and national security. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial construction of Hong Kong's Basic Law : courts, politics and society after 1997 / Lo Pui Yin.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ9343.4 .L67 2014
Publisher:


Hong Kong's legal system under the Basic Law is based on the common law and is administered by independent courts. By interpreting the Basic Law, Hong Kong's courts have reviewed legislation and executive decisions and have achieved a second founding of the Basic Law as an enforceable constitution. This book offers a comprehensive account of how the Hong Kong courts gained this vital power of judicial review. Find out more (catalog link)

Making the modern American fiscal state : law, politics, and the rise of progressive taxation, 1877-1929 / Ajay K. Mehrotra, Indiana University.

Location: lax
Call #: HJ2373 .M44 2013
Publisher:


Making the Modern American Fiscal State chronicles the rise of the US system of direct and progressive taxation, providing historical perspective on the intellectual, legal and administrative foundations of the current US tax regime. Ajay K. Mehrotra explores what tax reformers at the turn of the twentieth century accomplished and how their limited achievements were contested at nearly every turn. Find out more (catalog link)

Privacy and philosophy : new media and affective protocol / Andrew McStay.

Location: lax
Call #: JC596 .M36 2014
Publisher:


Suitable for theoreticians, empirical analysts, students, those contributing to policy and anyone interested in the steering philosophical ideas that inform their own orientation and thinking about privacy, this book draws on an array of philosophers to offer a refreshingly novel approach to privacy matters. Find out more (catalog link)

How we fight : ethics in war / edited by Helen Frowe and Gerald Lang.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ6392 .H68 2014
Publisher:


How We Fight: Ethics in War presents a substantial body of new work by some of the leading philosophers of war. The ten essays cover a range of topics concerned with both jus ad bellum (the morality of going to war) and jus in bello (the morality of fighting in war). Find out more (catalog link)

Intellectual property, indigenous people and their knowledge / Peter Drahos.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401.5 .D73 2014
Publisher:


After colonization, indigenous people faced an extractive property rights regime for both their land and knowledge. This book outlines that regime, how international intellectual property continues today to assist states to enclose indigenous peoples' knowledge and the networked response of indigenous people to this enclosure. Find out more (catalog link)

Stanley Fish on philosophy, politics, and law : how Fish works / Michael Robertson.

Location: lax
Call #: K230.F57 R63 2014
Publisher:


Stanley Fish is a provocative author who is often misunderstood precisely because of his polemical approach. This book sets out and evaluates his arguments in a clear fashion which makes his contribution to philosophy, politics and law more accessible for both generalist and specialist readers. Find out more (catalog link)

What makes law : an introduction to the philosophy of law / Liam Murphy, New York University.

Location: lax
Call #: K231 .M875 2014
Publisher:


This advanced introduction to central questions in legal philosophy attempts to breathe new life into stalled research. It introduces existing views about the nature of law, but rather than survey the existing literature it investigates what might be at stake in these old debates, and what the prospects for progress might be. Find out more (catalog link)

One and only law : Walter Benjamin and the second commandment / James R. Martel.

Location: lax
Call #: K235 .M3745 2014
Publisher:


Martel engages with the ideas of key authors including Alain Badiou, Immanuel Kant, and H.L.A. Hart in order to revisit common contemporary assumptions about law. He reveals how, when treated in constellation with these authors, Benjamin offers a way for human beings to become responsible for their own law, thereby avoiding the false appearance of a secular legal practice that remains bound by occult theologies and fetishisms. Find out more (catalog link)

Cosmopolitan constitution / Alexander Somek.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .S658 2014
Publisher:


This book looks at the changes of the foundations of constitutional authority since the eighteenth century. Somek argues that post WWII, people are no longer the fountain of authority, instead the new commitment to human rights and the 'peer review system' among nations, marks the advent of the cosmopolitan constitution. Find out more (catalog link)

International environmental governance : towards UNEPO / by Bharat H. Desai.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .D477 2014
Publisher:


This volume collects together the most influential and important literature on the major political approaches to dealing with global and transboundary environmental threats, their histories, major debates, and research frontiers. It is accompanied by a substantial introduction which reviews the evolution of the academic contribution to environmental governance, focusing on a wide array of international environmental problems. Find out more (catalog link)

International environmental law, policy, and ethics / Alexander Gillespie.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.4 .G55 2014
Publisher:


This innovative study shows how nations, like individuals, are creating environmental laws and policies that are continually inviting failure since such laws are riddled with inconsistencies and are ultimately contradictory in purpose. Find out more (catalog link)

Natural law : a Jewish, Christian, and Islamic trialogue / Anver M. Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak.

Location: lax
Call #: K460 .E46 2014
Publisher:


This text critically and constructively explores the resources offered for natural law doctrine by classical thinkers from three traditions: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic. Three scholars each offer a programmatic essay on natural law doctrine in their particular religious tradition and then respond to the other two essays. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal philosophy and influence of Jeremy Bentham : essays on Of the limits of the penal branch of jurisprudence / edited by Guillaume Tusseau.

Location: lax
Call #: K5103 .L385 2014
Publisher:


Gathering together an impressive array of legal scholars from around the world, this book features essays on Jeremy Bentham's major legal theoretical treatise, 'Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence', reassessing Bentham's theories of law as well as his impact on jurisprudence. While offering a suggestive picture of contemporary Bentham studies, the book provides a thorough examination of concepts such as legal discourse, legal norms, legal system, and subjective legal positions. Find out more (catalog link)

Global decline of the mandatory death penalty : constitutional jurisprudence and legislative reform in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean / Andrew Novak, American University Washington College of Law, USA.

Location: lax
Call #: K5104 .N68 2014
Publisher:


Applying a comparative analysis to the law of capital punishment, this book examines the constitutional jurisprudence and resulting legislative reform in the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Southeast Asia, focusing on the rapid retreat of the mandatory death penalty in the Commonwealth over the last thirty years. Find out more (catalog link)

Religious offence and human rights : the implications of defamation of religions / Lorenz Langer.

Location: lax
Call #: K5210 .L46 2014
Publisher:


Should international law be concerned with offence to religions and their followers? Even before the 2005 publication of the Danish Mohammed cartoons, Muslim States have endeavoured to establish some reputational protection for religions on the international level by pushing for recognition of the novel concept of 'defamation of religions'. This study recounts these efforts as well as the opposition they aroused, particularly by proponents of free speech. It also addresses the more fundamental issue of how religion and international law may relate to each other. Find out more (catalog link)

Law, liberty, and the pursuit of terrorism / Roger Douglas.

Location: lax
Call #: K5256 .D68 2014
Publisher:


Roger Douglas compares responses to terrorism by five liberal democracies - the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - over the past 15 years. Find out more (catalog link)

Women in the mosque : a history of legal thought and social practice / Marion Holmes Katz.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP526.32.K38 A34 2014
Publisher:


Marion Holmes Katz brings to light and adds context to the fascinating history of women's access to mosques through a dexterous presentation of a wide range of legal sources, travel accounts, contemporaneous Christian and Jewish accounts, literature, and a unique sixteenth-century manuscript recounting when women contested the ruling authorities' attempt to ban them from Islam's most sacred mosque in Mecca. A must-read for anyone interested in a solid historical account related to issues of women and gender in Islam. Find out more (catalog link)

First Amendment and the business corporation / Ronald J. Colombo.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1416 .C65 2014
Publisher:


The First Amendment and the Business Corporation explores the means by which the debate over the First Amendment rights of business corporations can be resolved. By recognizing that corporations possess constitutionally relevant differences, we discover a principled basis by which to afford some corporations the rights and protections of the First Amendment but not others. This is critically important, because a "one-size-fits-all" approach to corporate constitutional rights seriously threatens either democratic government or individual liberty. Find out more (catalog link)

Putting skills into practice : legal problem solving and writing for new lawyers / Daniel L. Barnett, Professor of Law and Director of Legal Writing, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF250 .B375 2014
Publisher:


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Law firm use of LinkedIn.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF320.I57 L39 2014
Publisher:


The study looks closely at how law firms use various features of LinkedIn, including paid ads, video ads, InMail, invitations, participation in LinkedIn Groups and other features of the most important social networking site for lawyers. The report includes hard data on the number of LinkedIn followers per firm, and of spending on various LinkedIn services. The study also details the policies of different firms on developing LinkedIn profiles, frequency of updating or posts, and use of LinkedIn visitor metrics for marketing purposes. Find out more (catalog link)

Undoing Plessy : Charles Hamilton Houston, race, labor, and the law, 1895-1950 / by Gordon Andrews.

Location: lax
Call #: KF373.H68 A53 2014
Publisher:


Looks at the manner in which African Americans countered racialized impediments, attacking their legal underpinnings during the first half of the twentieth century. Specifically, this book explores the professional life of Charles Hamilton Houston, and the way it informs our understanding of change in the pre-Brown era. Find out more (catalog link)

Five types of legal argument / Wilson Huhn.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF380 .H84 2014
Publisher:


Organized simply and logically, The Five Types of Legal Argument shows readers how to identify, create, attack, and evaluate the five types of legal arguments (text, intent, precedent, tradition and policy). It also describes how to weave the arguments together to make them more persuasive and how to attack legal arguments.In this book, Huhn demonstrates exactly why the legal reasoning in a case is difficult to analyze. Each type of legal argument has a different structure and draws upon different evidence of what the law is. Thus this book does not merely introduce readers to law and legal reasoning, but shows how the five different legal arguments are constructed so that various strategies can be developed for attacking each one. Find out more (catalog link)

Law 101 / Jay M. Feinman.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF387 .F45 2014
Publisher:


In this fourth edition, Jay Feinman offers a fully updated survey of American law that incorporates fresh material on recent Supreme Court cases, the latest developments in Internet law, and sensational criminal trials. Everyone who wants a better grasp of current legal issues will find here a wonderful source ofinformation: a complete, clear, and colorful map of the American legal system. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional failure / Sotirios A. Barber.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .B259 2014
Publisher:


A critical analysis of the historical and contemporary failures of the US Constitution, and, carefully balanced guidance on the paths to reform and constitutional success. Find out more (catalog link)

Mediation in a nutshell / by Kimberlee K. Kovach.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9084.Z9 K68 2014
Publisher:


A comprehensive, yet concise examination of the primary aspects of mediation practice. The book considers the legal, philosophical, policy and practical issues surrounding mediation use. Find out more (catalog link)

Kafka's law : The Trial and American criminal justice / Robert P. Burns.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9619 .B875 2014
Publisher:


Burns reframes criticisms of the American criminal justice system, showing the striking parallels between Kafka's Trial and aspects of our own system. In doing so, he administers a shock of recognition that promises to be highly effective in getting us to see the limitations of our system in a different light. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal order of the European Union : the institutional role of the Court of Justice / Timothy Moorhead.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5461 .M66 2014
Publisher:


This book critically assesses the legal order of the European Union, focusing on the operative aspects of the Union constitution with particular reference to the institutional practices of the Court of Justice in expressing the values underlying this constitution. Find out more (catalog link)

Age of neutrals : great power politics, 1815-1914 / Maartje Abbenhuis.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4057 .A23 2014
Publisher:


Offers a pioneering history of the vital role neutrality played in nineteenth-century European politics. This fascinating new study shows us how neutrality formed an essential part of the international system; seen as a powerful tool with which to solve disputes, stabilize international relations and promote global European interests. Find out more (catalog link)

Popular governance of post-conflict reconstruction : the role of international Law / Matthew Saul.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6785 .S28 2014
Publisher:


Written with scholars, practitioners, and students of international law and politics in mind, Popular Governance of Post-Conflict Reconstruction combines detailed accounts of extant international law with case studies of the practice in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights in Asia and the Pacific : critical concepts in Asian studies / edited by Ben Saul and Catherine Renshaw.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.A78 H8338 2014
Publisher:


This edited collection makes a distinctive contribution to the literature by bringing together the leading scholars in the field who have written across the gamut of thematic human rights issues in Asia and the Pacific. Find out more (catalog link)

Deontic logic and legal systems / Pablo E. Navarro, Jorge L. Rodriguez ; with a prologue Eugenio Bulygin.

Location: lax
Call #: K213 .N38 2014
Publisher:


This book offers an introductory study on the many possibilities that logical analysis offers for the study of legal systems. Find out more (catalog link)

Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on law / J. Budziszewski.

Location: lax
Call #: K230.T54 B83 2014
Publisher:


Thomas Aquinas shows how the foundations of law and ethics are rooted in God's creational design, reflected in man's nature, and implemented by wise legislators. J. Budziszewski's commentary on the Treatise is written in luminously clear prose and should attract anyone interested in politics, jurisprudence, ethical controversies, or interreligious dialogue. Find out more (catalog link)

Comparative matters : the renaissance of comparative constitutional law / Ran Hirschl.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .H575 2014
Publisher:


Charting the history and analytical underpinnings of comparative constitutional inquiry, this book probes the various types, aims, and methodologies of engagement with the constitutive laws of others through the ages. It explores how and why comparative constitutional inquiry has been and ought to be pursued by academics and jurists worldwide. Find out more (catalog link)

Charity law and the liberal state / Matthew Harding.

Location: lax
Call #: K797 .H37 2014
Publisher:


Informed by liberal philosophical commitments and of interest to both charity lawyers and political philosophers, Charity Law and the Liberal State considers the questions relating to state action and public discourse that are raised by the law of charity. Find out more (catalog link)

Opening of American law : neoclassical legal thought, 1870-1970 / Herbert Hovenkamp.

Location: lax
Call #: KF380 .H68 2015
Publisher:


Two Victorian Era movements affected American legal thought: Darwinian natural selection and marginalist economics. Darwinism emphasized instinct and random selection. Marginalism emphasized rational choice. Notwithstanding profound differences in the assumptions and methodologies of these movements, legal theory accommodated both. Find out more (catalog link)

Initiative : citizen lawmaking / Joseph F. Zimmerman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4881 .Z55 2014
Publisher:


The initiative is the product of the populist movement, which in the late nineteenth century sought to increase voter control of what were viewed as unrepresentative state and local governments. In this work, Joseph F. Zimmerman traces the origin and spread of the initiative in the United States. Find out more (catalog link)

Family law in America / Sanford N. Katz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF505 .K38 2014
Publisher:


This volume examines the state of family law in America. Among its themes is the tension between individual autonomy and governmental regulation in all aspects of family law. It examines both conventional and new definitions of formal and informal domestic relationships. Find out more (catalog link)

Passenger Cases and the commerce clause : immigrants, blacks, and states' rights in antebellum America / Tony Allan Freyer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .F74 2014
Publisher:


In The Passenger Cases and the Commerce Clause Tony Allan Freyer focuses on the antebellum Supreme Court's role prescribing state-federal regulation of immigrants, the movement of free blacks within the United States and on the origins, state court decisions, federal precedents, appellate arguments, and opinion-making that culminated in the Court's decision of the Passenger Cases. Find out more (catalog link)

Attacking judges : how campaign advertising influences state supreme court elections / Melinda Gann Hall.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8776 .H35 2014
Publisher:


'Attacking Judges' takes a close look at the effects of televised advertising, including harsh attacks, on state supreme court elections. Author Melinda Gann Hall investigates whether these divisive elections have damaging consequences for representative democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

God vs. the gavel : the perils of extreme religious liberty / Marci A. Hamilton, Paul K. Verkuil Chair in Public Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9434 .H36 2014
Publisher:


God vs. the Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty sets the record straight about the United States' move toward extreme religious liberty, unmasks those responsible for harm done in the name of religion, and argues for a return to common-sense religious liberty. This thoroughly revised second edition features a new introduction and epilogue and many contemporary examples. Find out more (catalog link)

Buddhism and law : an introduction / edited by Rebecca Redwood French, Mark A. Nathan.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KNC615 .B83 2014
Publisher:


As the first comprehensive study of Buddhism and law in Asia, this volume challenges the concept of Buddhism as an apolitical religion without implications for law. It reveals that in some cases, Buddhism provided a legal ideology, whilst in others it added a layer of complexity to pre-existing legal systems. Find out more (catalog link)

Evolutionary interpretation of treaties / Eirik Bjorge.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1304 .B56 2014
Publisher:


This book examines how treaties should be interpreted, and how best to marry the intention of the parties to the treaty with the changing socio-political context over time. Find out more (catalog link)

War and the environment : new approaches to protecting the environment in relation to armed conflict / edited by Rosemary Rayfuse.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6405.E68 W37 2014
Publisher:


From antiquity through World War II and up to the present, military conflict has entailed not only human suffering but also environmental decline, both as cause and effect. In this book, 11 scholars explore, among other topics, the environmental ravages of trench warfare in World War I, the exploitation of Philippine forests for military purposes from the Spanish colonial period through 1945 and the effects of wartime policy upon U.S. and German conservation practices during World War II. Find out more (catalog link)

Judges, law and war : the judicial development of international humanitarian law / Shane Darcy.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6471 .D37 2014
Publisher:


Judicial bodies, in particular international tribunals, have made a profound contribution to the development of international humanitarian law. Shane Darcy provides an engaging and thoughtful analysis of the judicial role in clarifying and elaborating the law of armed conflict. Find out more (catalog link)

Outlawing genocide denial : the dilemmas of official historical truth / Guenter Lewy.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7180 .L49 2014
Publisher:


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Territorial jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court / Michail Vagias ; foreword by John Dugard.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7375 .V34 2014
Publisher:


This book is the first study worldwide that analyses the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and specifically its territorial jurisdiction. It is valuable material for the students, teachers and practitioners of international criminal law, as it presents both the law and procedure on the territorial jurisdiction of the Court. Find out more (catalog link)

Corruption, asset recovery, and the protection of property in public international law : the human rights of bad guys / Radha Ivory.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7460 .I38 2014
Publisher:


In returning wealth in grand corruption cases, do states violate the human rights of politically exposed persons or their associates? Analyzing the jurisprudence of key regional human rights tribunals, this book examines the compatibility of cooperative efforts at asset recovery with property and related guarantees in public international law. Find out more (catalog link)

Art and thought of Heraclitus : an edition of the fragments with translation and commentary / Charles H. Kahn.

Location: lax
Call #: B223 .K3
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Professor Kahn pieces together the fragments of Heraclitus' thought and finds a philosophy about human existence, a theory of language of multiple meaning and ambiguity, and a vision of life and death. The fragments are presented here in a readable order; translation and commentary aim to make accessible to everyone. Find out more (catalog link)

Aristotle on equality and justice : his political argument / W. von Leyden.

Location: lax
Call #: B491.J87 L48 1985
Publisher: St. Martin's Press,


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American thought; a critical sketch. Edited and with a foreword by Felix S. Cohen.

Location: lax
Call #: B851 .C6
Publisher: Free Press


What constitutes American thought is obviously too elusive to be encompassed by any one writer or group of writers. The best that any attempt at intellectual history can achieve is to indicate some of its traces in written records. This volume represents the efforts of one of Americas leading philosophers to do just that. Find out more (catalog link)

Reputation and judicial tactics : a theory of national and international courts / Shai Dothan, Tel Aviv University, Faulty of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: K2100 .D68 2014
Publisher:


This book argues that national and international courts seek to enhance their reputations through the strategic exercise of judicial power. Courts often cannot enforce their judgments and must rely on reputational sanctions to ensure compliance. One way to do this is for courts to improve their reputation for generating compliance with their judgments. When the court's reputation is increased, parties will be expected to comply with its judgments and the reputational sanction on a party that fails to comply will be higher. This strategy allows national and international courts, which cannot enforce their judgments against states and executives, to improve the likelihood that their judgments will be complied with over time. This book describes the judicial tactics that courts use to shape their judgments in ways that maximize their reputational gains. Find out more (catalog link)

Twilight of human rights law / Eric A. Posner.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .P69 2014
Publisher:


In this work, legal scholar Eric Posner explains a paradox: the language of human rights is now the dominant mode of international moral criticism of governments, and yet the evidence suggests that most countries flagrantly violate the human rights treaties that they solemnly ratify. The prevailing consensus, he notes, is that governments should promote the well-being of citizens in their countries, and that in extreme cases, foreign countries should intervene and replace governments that fail to comply with this duty. The problem, he contends, is countries disagree on how they can achieve those goals. Posner closes by arguing that foreign aid provides a better model for pressuring governments to improve their treatment of citizens. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial review of national security / David Scharia.

Location: lax
Call #: K3278 .S33 2014
Publisher:


In Judicial Review of National Security, David Scharia explains how the Supreme Court of Israel developed unconventional judicial review tools and practices that allowed it to provide judicial guidance to the Executive in real-time. In this book, he argues that courts could play a much more dominant role in reviewing national security, and demonstrates the importance of intensive real-time inter-branch dialogue with the Executive, as a tool used by the Israeli Court to provide such review. Find out more (catalog link)

Stewarding the earth : rethinking property and the emergence of biocultural rights / Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte.

Location: lax
Call #: K3488 .B38 2014
Publisher:


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Navigating law school's waters : a guide to success / Patricia Grande Montana.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF283 .M65 2014
Publisher:


Law school, particularly the first year, can be a rather intimidating and challenging experience for many students. This book is designed to give students the tools they need to successfully navigate their way through it. It introduces students to the fundamentals of legal analysis and writing and teaches them how to read and brief cases, outline, study, master law school exams, and care for their physical and emotional well-being. In short, it prepares students for every aspect of their journey through law school. Find out more (catalog link)

Law review : the first fifty years of Hous. L. Rev. / Craig Joyce, Matthew Hoffman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF292.H68 C73 2014
Publisher:


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Autobiography of a law school : stories, memories and interpretations of my sixty years at the University of Houston Law Center / by John Mixon.

Location: lax
Call #: KF292.H68 M59 2012
Publisher: University of Houston Law Foundation,


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Practice : brutal truths about lawyers and lawyering / Brian Tannebaum.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF300 .T36 2014
Publisher:


The Practice delivers brutal truths about lawyers and lawyering in Brian Tannebaum's snarky, but honest, style. Whether you agree with him or not, you can't deny his opinions are provocative and provide plenty of food for thought, and maybe a laugh or two along the way. This compelling book is an assortment of posts from two of the most acclaimed law blogs for which author Brian Tannebaum has written. Find out more (catalog link)

Tyrannicide : forging an American law of slavery in revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts / Emily Blanck.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4545.S5 B58 2014
Publisher:


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Land use law and disability : planning and zoning for accessible communities / Robin Paul Malloy, Syracuse University.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5709.3.H35 M35 2015
Publisher:


Argues that communities need better planning to improve navigation for people with mobility impairment and to facilitate intergenerational aging in place. This book undertakes to explain mobility impairment, as one type of disability, in terms of planning and zoning. Find out more (catalog link)

View from the bench and chambers : examining judicial process and decision making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals / Jennifer Barnes Bowie, Donald R. Songer, and John Szmer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8750 .B69 2014
Publisher:


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Freedom and criminal responsibility in American legal thought / Thomas Andrew Green.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9235 .G74 2014
Publisher:


This volume deals with the most fundamental problem in criminal law, the way in which free will and determinism relate to criminal responsibility. Find out more (catalog link)

Restoring the Kingdom of Hawaii : the Kanaka Maoli Route to Independence.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4047 .B69 2014
Publisher:


This book serves as a guide for the pursuit of self-determination by occupied nations and indigenous peoples who can no longer claim numerical majorities over the whole of their native lands. It incorporates insights derived from legal work Boyle has done for Palestine, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Puerto Rico, Ireland and elsewhere around the world. Francis Boyle outlines what the Kanaka Maoli have done and must do to restore their state's independence, de facto and de jure. Find out more (catalog link)

Procedure of the UN Security Council / Loraine Sievers and Sam Daws.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5038 .B34 2014
Publisher:


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In whose name? : a public law theory of international adjudication / Armin von Bogdandy and Ingo Venzke ; translated from the German by Thomas Dunlap and revised by the authors.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6250 .B6413 2014
Publisher:


International courts and tribunals make decisions which shape international law. Yet what grants them the legitimacy to make these decisions in the first place? This book proposes a theory of international public law that argues that these international courts democratically derive their legitimacy from the people and citizens. Find out more (catalog link)

International courts and the performance of international agreements : a general theory with evidence from the European Union / Clifford J. Carrubba, Emory University ; Matthew J. Gabel, Washington University, St. Louis.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6250 .C37 2015
Publisher:


This book proposes a general theory of international courts that assumes member states are free to ignore international agreements and adverse court rulings and that the court does not have any informational advantages. It demonstrates that international courts can facilitate cooperation with international law, but only within important political constraints. Find out more (catalog link)

Doing & deserving; essays in the theory of responsibility, by Joel Feinberg.

Location: lax
Call #: BJ1451 .F43
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


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Access to electronic records : a guide to reporting on state and local government in the computer age / editor, Jane E. Kirtley ; managing editor, Robert S. Becker ; associate editor: Rebecca Daugherty.

Location: lax
Call #: CD986.5 .H68
Publisher: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press,


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Impunity, human rights, and democracy : Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005 / Thomas C. Wright.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.C5 W75 2014
Publisher:


Universal human rights standards were adopted in 1948, but in the 1970s and 1980s, violent dictatorships in Argentina and Chile flagrantly defied the new protocols. Chilean general Augusto Pinochet and the Argentine military employed state terrorism in their quest to eradicate Marxism and other forms of "subversion." Pinochet constructed an iron shield of impunity for himself and the military in Chile, while in Argentina, military pressure resulted in laws preventing prosecution for past human rights violations. When democracy was reestablished in both countries by 1990, justice for crimes against humanity seemed beyond reach.Thomas C. Wright examines how persistent advocacy by domestic and international human rights groups, evolving legal environments, unanticipated events that impacted public opinion, and eventual changes in military leadership led to a situation unique in the world--the stripping of impunity not only from a select number of commanders of the repression but from all those involved in state terrorism in Chile and Argentina. Find out more (catalog link)

Election administration in the United States : the state of reform after Bush v. Gore / edited by R. Michael Alvarez, Bernard M. Grofman.

Location: lax
Call #: JK1976 .E437 2014
Publisher:


Some of the nation's leading experts look at various aspects of election administration, including issues of ballot format, changes in registration procedures, the growth in the availability of absentee ballot rules and other forms of 'convenience voting', and changes in the technology used to record our votes. Find out more (catalog link)

Internationalisation of legal education : the future practice of law / edited by William van Caenegem, professor of law, Bond University, Australia; Mary Hiscock, Emeritus professor of law, Bond University, Australia.

Location: lax
Call #: K100.A3 I58 2014
Publisher:


The legal academy is responding in many varied ways to the challenge of producing lawyers adequately prepared to operate in a global environment. There is a renewed focus on lawyering skills, on core principles, on cultural context and on comparative research and study. This work advances the discussion of these issues while developing solid solutions and approaches to teaching law students destined for the future practice of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Law, psychology, and morality : the role of loss aversion / Eyal Zamir.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.E3 Z39 2015
Publisher:


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Labour constitution : the enduring idea of labour law / Ruth Dukes.

Location: lax
Call #: K1705 .D85 2014
Publisher:


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Free expression, globalism and the new strategic communication / Monroe E. Price, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

Location: lax
Call #: K3253 .P75 2014
Publisher:


Building on examples drawn from the Arab Spring, the shaping of the internet in China, Iran's perception of foreign broadcasting, and Russia's media interventions, this book exposes the anxieties of loss of control and the missed opportunities for greater freedom of expression that result from the vast changes in technologies and geopolitics. Find out more (catalog link)

Global environmental constitutionalism / James R. May and Erin Daly.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .M383 2015
Publisher:


Reflecting a global trend, scores of countries have affirmed that their citizens are entitled to healthy air, water and land, and that their constitution should guarantee environmental rights. This book examines the increasing recognition that the environment is a subject for protection in constitutional texts and for vindication by constitutional courts. Find out more (catalog link)

Ecological governance : reappraising law's role in protecting ecosystem functionality / Olivia Woolley.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .W66 2014
Publisher:


Ecological degradation has been an object of concern for the international community since the early 1970s, but legal approaches that have been employed to improve the protection of ecosystems have failed to halt this decline. Ecological Governance explores how the law should respond to this rapid global deterioration of ecosystems by examining the foundational scientific and ethical considerations for designing laws that are effective for ecological protection. Based on these analyses, it argues that developed states should prioritise the reduction of the ecological stresses for which they are responsible in decision-making on their future courses. The author also proposes structures for governance and associated legal frameworks that would enable the formulation and implementation of policies for ecological sustainability. Find out more (catalog link)

Sugar and the making of international trade law / Michael Fakhri.

Location: lax
Call #: K3947.S93 F35 2014
Publisher:


Why have international institutions been central to modern trade law for the past century? Written with scholars of international law and international institutions in mind, Michael Fakhri answers this question through an historical examination of three mostly forgotten sugar treaties. Find out more (catalog link)

Critical debates on counter-terrorism judicial review / edited by Fergal F. Davis and Fiona de Londras.

Location: lax
Call #: K5256 .C75 2013
Publisher:


Is judicial review an effective and appropriate way to regulate counter-terrorism measures? Some argue that the judiciary is ill-equipped to examine such measures, for instance because they lack the expertise of the institutions which bring them about under exigent conditions. Others claim that subjecting counter-terrorism measures to judicial review is crucial for maintaining a jurisdiction's principles of constitutionalism. This volume brings together voices from all sides of the debate from a broad range of jurisdictions, from North America, Europe and Australasia. Find out more (catalog link)

Re-interpreting Blackstone's Commentaries : a seminal text in national and international contexts / edited by Wilfrid Prest.

Location: lax
Call #: KD660 .R45 2014
Publisher:


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NAFTA at 20 : the North American Free Trade Agreement's achievements and challenges / edited by Michael J. Boskin.

Location: lax
Call #: KDZ944 .N34 2014
Publisher:


The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was bold and controversial from the start. When first conceived, it was far from obvious that it would be possible given the circumstances of the times. Drawing from a December 2013 Hoover Institution conference on "NAFTA at 20," this book brings together distinguished academics who have studied the effects of NAFTA with high-level policy makers to present a comprehensive view of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It looks at the conception, creation, outcomes so far, and the future of NAFTA from the perspective of economists, historians, and the aforementioned policy makers in the words of those who actually participated in the negotiations and research. Find out more (catalog link)

Foreign law? : Congress v. the Supreme Court / Christopher Roberts.

Location: lax
Call #: KF358 .R63 2014
Publisher:


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Guide to oral history and the law / John A. Neuenschwander.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.O7 N48 2014
Publisher:


This text covers legal release agreements; protecting sealed interviews and anonymous interviews from courtroom disclosure; defamation; copyright; the Internet; Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), oral history as evidence; the duty to report a crime; and teaching considerations. Find out more (catalog link)

Social media in the courtroom : a new era for criminal justice? / Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C6 H64 2014
Publisher:


Social media hasn't just changed society - it's changing the way in which criminal law is prosecuted, defended, and adjudicated. This book explains how. Find out more (catalog link)

Eureka myth : creators, innovators, and everyday intellectual property / Jessica Silbey.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2979 .S59 2015
Publisher:


In 1789, the Constitution enshrined protections for authors and inventors. Yet we still debate the merits of intellectual property laws and whether they work as intended. What facilitates innovation and creativity in our digital age? What role does IP play in promoting innovation and creativity in the United States? Silbey cuts through the current debates and goes straight to the source: the artists and innovators themselves. By centering on accounts of creative and innovative work provided by artists, scientists, their employers, managers, and lawyers, The Eureka Myth breaks new ground. In doing so, it draws out new and surprising conclusions about the sometimes misinterpreted relationships between creativity, innovation, and IP. Find out more (catalog link)

Workplace constitution from the New Deal to the New Right / Sophia Z. Lee.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3369 .L368 2014
Publisher:


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Risk management in social work : preventing professional malpractice, liability, and disciplinary action / Frederic G. Reamer ; legal review by Michael J. Racette, Esq.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3721 .R43 2015
Publisher:


This edition is based on Frederic G. Reamer's key reference for practitioners: 'Social Work Malpractice and Liability.' Rooted in his own experiences as an expert witness in court and licensing board cases, the volume introduces the concepts of negligence, malpractice, and liability before turning to the subject of risk management. Drawing and reflecting on recent cases and research, Reamer details a variety of problems in the social work field relating to privacy and confidentiality, improper treatment and delivery of services, impaired practitioners, supervision, consultation and referral, fraud and deception, and termination of service. Find out more (catalog link)

Too weak to govern : majority party power and appropriations in the U.S. Senate / Peter Hanson, University of Denver.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4987.A67 H36 2014
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Too Weak to Govern demonstrates the majority party's important and underestimated ability to control the unruly Senate floor. The majority party protects its reputation and eases the passage of the budget when it creates massive 'omnibus' spending bills, but its strategy has contributed to the breakdown of the federal budget process. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial politics in polarized times / Thomas M. Keck.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8775 .K43 2014
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Judging judges : values and the rule of law / Jason E. Whitehead.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8775 .W48 2014
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Toward a new federal law on arbitration / Thomas E. Carbonneau, Orlando Distinquished Professor of Law, Penn State University.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9085 .C375 2014
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This title endeavours to repair the long-standing problem of updating the official text of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). In this book, Thomas E. Carbonneau proposes to transform the FAA into a genuine national law of arbitration, based exclusively on the federal rules applicable to arbitration. He argues for necessary change in the federal law of arbitration that will not only benefit commercial interests and the US economy, but also provide protection for smaller individual interests, such as consumers and employees. Find out more (catalog link)

Why not jail? : industrial catastrophes, corporate malfeasance, and government inaction / Rena Steinzor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9350 .S74 2014
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Sovereignty, property and empire, 1500-2000 / Andrew Fitzmaurice.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1242 .F58 2014
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This book analyses the laws that shaped modern European empires from medieval times to the twentieth century. Its geographical scope is global, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Poles. Fitzmaurice focuses upon the use of the law of occupation to justify and critique the appropriation of territory. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal resolution of nuclear non-proliferation disputes / James D. Fry.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5675 .F79 2013
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While legal resolution is not necessarily the panacea to the world's problems with nuclear proliferation, it nevertheless represents an option that States and commentators have all too often ignored. James Fry examines the legal grounds for the resolution of such disputes through the International Court of Justice and international arbitration. Find out more (catalog link)

Ethics in international arbitration / Catherine A. Rogers, Professor of Law and Paul & Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar, Penn State Law, Professor of Ethics, Regulation & the Rule of Law, Co-Director of the Institute for Ethics & Regulation Queen Mary, Univ

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6115 .R64 2014
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Although international arbitration is a remarkably resilient institution, many unresolved and largely unacknowledged ethical quandaries lurk below the surface. This text provides a framework for developing much-needed formal ethical rules and a reliable enforcement regime in the international arbitration system. Find out more (catalog link)

Deference in international courts and tribunals : standard of review and margin of appreciation / edited by Lukasz Gruszczynski and Wouter Werner.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6250 .D44 2014
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International courts and tribunals are often asked to review decisions originally made by domestic decision-makers. This can often be a source of tension, as the international courts and tribunals need to judge how far to defer to the original decisions of the national bodies. As international courts and tribunals have proliferated, different courts have applied differing levels of deference to those originial decisions, which can lead to a fragmentation ininternational law. International courts in such positions rely on two key doctrines: the standard of review and the margin of appreciation. Find out more (catalog link)

Interpreting crimes in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court / Leena Grover.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7070 .G76 2014
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The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court defines more than ninety crimes - genocide, other crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression - and gives rise to countless questions of interpretation for students, scholars and practitioners of international law. This book offers the first detailed and practical approach for tackling these questions. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of lawyering / Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. (Trustee Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Director Emeritus, American Law Institute), W. William Hodes (Presiden

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KF306 .H33 2015
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Second formation of Islamic law : the Hanafi school in the early modern Ottoman empire / Guy Burak.

Location: lacom
Call #: KBP295 .B87 2015
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The Second Formation of Islamic Law is the first book to deal with the rise of an official school of law in the Ottoman Empire and argues that some of the supposedly nineteenth-century developments, such as the codification of Islamic law, are rooted in much earlier centuries. Find out more (catalog link)

Access to justice in Iran : women, perceptions, and reality / Sahar Maranlou.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMH517.5 .M37 2015
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This book offers a critical and in-depth analysis of access to justice from international and Islamic perspectives. It evaluates the historical development of the justice sector in Iran and discusses various issues, such as the legal empowerment of women, performance of the justice sector, judicial independence, efficiency and accessibility, and normative protection, together with an analysis of barriers. Find out more (catalog link)

Temporary order? : life in East Jerusalem under the shadow of the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law / research and writing, Noga Kadman and Andrea Szlecsan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK2144 .K33 2014
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Good lawyer / Adrian Evans.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KU53.8 .E93 2014
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Written by a legal ethics expert, The Good Lawyer encourages the development of a sense of social and moral responsibility. It is an invaluable reference for students considering a law degree, or a career in law, and for new lawyers seeking more insight into the moral dimensions of their profession. Find out more (catalog link)

Citizens, community and crime control / Karen Bullock.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7431 .B845 2014
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This book provides a timely examination of the forms and functions of citizen and community participation in policing. Drawing on thinkers as diverse as Plato and Putnam, Bullock explores the historical circumstances and theoretical sources that have generated ideas about citizen and community participation in crime control. The book considers how these concepts have come to inform government policy and contemporary police practice, and the impact citizen participation has had upon political decision-making, accountability and the promotion of a 'democratic' police service. Find out more (catalog link)

Commentary on the Paris Principles on national human rights institutions / Gauthier De Beco, Rachel Murray.

Location: lax
Call #: JC571 .D433 2015
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This study of the Paris Principles begins with an overview of their background and history. Dividing the Principles into clusters, it also provides a principle-by-principle commentary, examines unresolved issues and discusses the future of the Paris Principles. Find out more (catalog link)

Rethinking the law school : education, research, outreach and governance / Carel Stolker, Leiden University.

Location: lax
Call #: K100 .S76 2014
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Written from the perspective of a former dean, this book offers a unique understanding of the challenges facing legal education and research. It illustrates how law schools throughout the world have much in common and presents a thought provoking discussion for a global agenda for the future of law schools. Find out more (catalog link)

Expressive powers of law : theories and limits / Richard H. McAdams.

Location: lax
Call #: K213 .M425 2015
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When asked why people obey the law, scholars usually give two answers. Law deters illicit activities by specifying sanctions, and it possesses legitimate authority in the eyes of society. Richard McAdams offers another compelling explanation of how law creates compliance: through its expressive power to coordinate behaviour and inform beliefs. Find out more (catalog link)

Happiness and the law / John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco, Jonathan S. Masur.

Location: lax
Call #: K380 .B765 2015
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Drawing on new research in psychology, neuroscience, and economics, the authors assess how the law affects people's quality of life and how it can do so in a better way. They propose a comprehensive approach to assessing human welfare - well-being analysis - that is a valuable alternative to the strictly economically based cost-benefit analyses currently dominating how we evaluate public policy. Find out more (catalog link)

Asian data privacy laws : trade and human rights perspectives / Graham Greenleaf.

Location: lax
Call #: K3476 .G74 2014
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The first work to examine data privacy laws across Asia, covering all 26 countries and separate jurisdictions, and with in-depth analysis of the 14 which have specialised data privacy laws. Professor Greenleaf demonstrates the increasing world-wide significance of data privacy and the international context of the development of national data privacy laws as well as assessing the laws, their powers and their enforcement against international standards. Find out more (catalog link)

Social foundations of world trade : norms, community, and constitution / Sungjoon Cho.

Location: lax
Call #: K3943 .C517 2014
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In the post-crisis, 'new normal' world, scholars are increasingly exploring world trade and globalisation narratives which are alternatives to the conventional neoliberal, Washington Consensus theories. Sungjoon Cho responds to this contemporary intellectual demand by reconstructing the world trading system from a 'social' perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Doubt in Islamic law : a history of legal maxims, interpretation, and Islamic criminal law / Intisar A. Rabb.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP3821 .R33 2014
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This book considers an important and largely neglected area of Islamic law by exploring how medieval Muslim jurists resolved, and constructed unique concepts of doubt in, criminal cases that could not be proven beyond a doubt. Through a close examination of legal, historical, and theological sources, this book shows that a highly sophisticated and regulated system for dealing with doubt in Islamic criminal law evolved from the seventh to the sixteenth century. Find out more (catalog link)

Nationality law in the western hemisphere : a study on grounds for acquisition and loss of citizenship in the Americas and the Caribbean / by Olivier Vonk.

Location: lax
Call #: KDZ561 .V66 2015
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In "Nationality Law in the Western Hemisphere," Olivier Vonk provides the first comprehensive overview in English of the current grounds for acquisition and loss of citizenship of all thirty-five countries in the Americas and the Caribbean. Find out more (catalog link)

Ideas with consequences : the Federalist Society and the conservative counterrevolution / Amanda Hollis-Brusky.

Location: lax
Call #: KF294.F43 H65 2015
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The Federalist Society takes no positions, files no lawsuits, lobbies no legislators, and gives no political contributions. It is a debating society-though perhaps the most important one in American constitutional history since Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison had dinner by themselves. In Ideas with Consequences, Amanda Hollis-Brusky shows how a loosely-organized group of lawyers, students, and professors with little of the conventional signs of political power have had such a profound influence on constitutional law. Find out more (catalog link)

How policy shapes politics : rights, courts, litigation, and the struggle over injury compensation / Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1250 .B37 2015
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Comparing judicialized and bureaucratized injury compensation policies, Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke conclude that litigation divides interests between victims and villains and winners and losers, and so creates a comparatively fractious, chaotic politics. Find out more (catalog link)

Assault on international law / Jens David Ohlin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4581 .O35 2015
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Why comply with international law when there is no world government to enforce it? Jens David Ohlin provides an alternate vision of international law based on a truly innovative theory of human rationality. Rationality requires that ag