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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Language of human rights in West Germany / Lora Wildenthal.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.G3 W56 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


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Ronald Dworkin / Stephen Guest.

Location: lax
Call #: K230.D92 G8 2013
Publisher:


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Statutory and common law interpretation / Kent Greenawalt.

Location: lax
Call #: K231 .G74 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Changing legal regulation of cohabitation : from fornicators to family, 1600-2010 / Rebecca Probert.

Location: lax
Call #: KD771 .P78 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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US international lawyers in the interwar years : a forgotten crusade / Hatsue Shinohara.

Location: lax
Call #: KF297 .S43 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Sovereign citizen : denaturalization and the origins of the American Republic / Patrick Weil.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4715 .W45 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


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Ordered liberty : rights, responsibilities, and virtues / James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .F55 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


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Defending American religious neutrality / Andrew Koppelman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4865 .K67 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


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Behavior of federal judges : a theoretical and empirical study of rational choice / Lee Epstein, William M. Landes, Richard A. Posner.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5130 .E67 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


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Oral arguments and coalition formation on the U.S. Supreme Court : a deliberate dialogue / Ryan C. Black, Timothy R. Johnson, and Justin Wedeking.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .B57 2012
Publisher: University of Michigan Press,


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Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment's exclusionary rule / Tracey Maclin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9662 .M25 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Constructing international law : the birth of a discipline / edited by Luigi Nuzzo and Milos Vec.

Location: lax
Call #: KJ2 .S78 v.273
Publisher: Vittorio Klostermann,


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Nuremberg trial of Julius Streicher : the crime of "incitement to genocide" / Margaret Eastwood ; with a preface by William Schabas.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1177.S77 E15 2011
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press,


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Economic foundations of international law / Eric A. Posner and Alan O. Sykes.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1252 .P67 2013
Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,


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How interpretation makes international law : on semantic change and normative twists / Ingo Venzke.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1285 .V46 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Counterinsurgent's constitution : law in the age of small wars / Ganesh Sitaraman.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6398.A87 S58 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Servants, slaves, and savages : reflections of law in American literature / Veronica C. Hendrick.

Location: lax
Call #: PS153.N5 H466 2012
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


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Executing democracy / Stephen John Hartnett.

Location: lax
Call #: HV8699.U5 H374 2010
Publisher: Michigan State University Press,


This eye-opening and well-researched companion to the first volume ofExecuting Democracyenters the death-penalty discussion during the debates of 1835 and 1843, when pro-death penalty Calvinist minister George Barrell Cheever faced off against abolitionist magazine editor John O’Sullivan. In contrast to the macro-historical overview presented in volume 1, volume 2 provides micro-historical case studies, using these debates as springboards into the discussion of the death penalty in America at large. Incorporating a wide range of sources, including political poems, newspaper editorials, and warring manifestos, this second volume highlights a variety of perspectives, thus demonstrating the centrality of public debates about crime, violence, and punishment to the history of American democracy. Hartnett’s insightful assessment bears witness to a complex national discussion about the political, metaphysical, and cultural significance of the death penalty. Find out more (catalog link)

Concept of injustice / Eric Heinze.

Location: lax
Call #: JC578 .H44 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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Social death : racialized rightlessness and the criminalization of the unprotected / Lisa Marie Cacho.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6456 .C33 2012
Publisher: New York University Press,


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Mind and method of the legal academic / Jan M. Smits.

Location: lax
Call #: K100 .S62 2012
Publisher: E. Elgar,


Smits (Maastricht U., the Netherlands) does not provide an overview of recent discussions of the aims, methods, and organization of legal scholarship, but a sometimes personal account of doing academic work in the field of law. He argues that legal scholarship should primarily deal with what people and organizations are legally obliged to do. This question cannot be answered by reference to national legislation or case law, he says, but must be based on arguments derived from other sources. He covers a typology of legal science, towards a redefinition of normative legal science, methodology for normative legal science, and the organization of the legal-academic discourse. Find out more (catalog link)

Copyright and the challenge of the new / editors, Brad Sherman, Leanne Wiseman.

Location: lax
Call #: K1420.5 .C672 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International ; Sold and distributed in North, Central and South America by Aspen Publishers,


Copyright is not, as is often thought, something that is periodically extended to cover a new field or medium; rather, copyright redefines itself whenever its efficacy is challenged. While many factors have contributed to this process, the most consistent has been the challenges created by new technologies. The contributing authors build upon this insight to show that copyright law is, and has always been, a creature of technology. Each chapter focuses on a specific technology or group of technologies photography, telegraphy, the phonogram, radio, film, the photocopier, the tape player, television, and computer programs emphasizing the changes that each technology instigated and the challenges and opportunities it created. Perhaps the most profound insight of this extraordinary book is the authors claim ably supported in a series of intriguing chapters that the way the law responds and reacts to new technologies is always mediated by the political, social, economic, and cultural environment in which the interaction occurs. Find out more (catalog link)

Concept of law / by H.L.A. Hart ; with a postscript edited by Penelope A. Bulloch and Joseph Raz and with an introduction and notes by Leslie Green.

Location: lax
Call #: K237 .H3 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Fifty years on from its original publication, HLA Hart's The Concept of Law is widely recognized as the most important work of legal philosophy published in the twentieth century, and remains the starting point for most students coming to the subject for the first time.In this third edition, Leslie Green provides a new introduction that sets the book in the context of subsequent developments in social and political philosophy, clarifying misunderstandings of Hart's project and highlighting central tensions and problems in the work. Find out more (catalog link)

Rawls and law / edited by Thom Brooks.

Location: lax
Call #: K246 .R39 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


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Gender justice and legal pluralities : Latin American and African perspectives / edited by Rachel Sieder and John McNeish.

Location: lax
Call #: K644 .G457 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives examines the relationship between legal pluralities and the prospects for greater gender justice in developing countries. Rather than asking whether legal pluralities are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for women, the starting point of this volume is that legal pluralities are a social fact. Adopting a more anthropological approach to the issues of gender justice and women’s rights, it analyzes how gendered rights claims are made and responded to within a range of different cultural, social, economic and political contexts. By examining the different ways in which legal norms, instruments and discourses are being used to challenge or reinforce gendered forms of exclusion, contributing authors generate new knowledge about the dynamics at play between the contemporary contexts of legal pluralities and the struggles for gender justice. Any consideration of this relationship must, it is concluded, be located within a broader, historically informed analysis of regimes of governance. Find out more (catalog link)

One L of a year : how to maximize your success in law school / Leah M. Christensen.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF283 .C485 2012
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


Many books give law students advice about how to navigate through their first year of law school. This book strives to be something different. The purpose of "One L of a Year" is to focus on the reading, studying and testing strategies used by the most successful law students. This book is more than advice it is a learning guide based upon empirical research and statistical correlations between law student learning and their law school GPAs. Most importantly, this book attempts to show you what high-ranking law students have done to achieve success during their first year. It's one thing to read about how to take a law school essay exam it's quite another thing to see examples of student essays, outlines, legal memoranda, and multiple choice questions. With drive and determination, most students can get through law school. However, "One L of a Year" gives you the research-based skills to maximize your own success. Find out more (catalog link)

Common law in colonial America / William E. Nelson.

Location: lax
Call #: KF361 .N45 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Nelson's The Common Law in Colonial America begins a sweeping multi-volume revision of the way we understand our nation's legal foundations. With exhaustive research and the perspective of a master historian and legal scholar, he demonstrates how the earliest years of settlement shaped thefuture of American law and bequeathed to us a system that accommodates diversity within a common commitment to the basic concepts of the rule of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Law's history : American legal thought and the transatlantic turn to history / David M. Rabban, University of Texas, Austin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF380 .R33 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This is a study of the central role of history in late-nineteenth century American legal thought. Unprecedented in its coverage and its innovative conclusions about major American legal thinkers from the Civil War to the present, the book combines transatlantic intellectual history, legal history, the history of legal thought, historiography, jurisprudence, constitutional theory and the history of higher education. Find out more (catalog link)

Understanding student rights in schools : speech, religion, and privacy in educational settings / Bryan R. Warnick.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4150 .W37 2013
Publisher:


What rights should students expect to exercise in public schools? Should bible study meetings be allowed during free periods? Should students be allowed to wear t-shirts that exhort taking drugs or committing violent acts? Should students be required to participate in drug testing? In this concisely argued book, Bryan Warnick examines how student rights in three areas, free speech, privacy, and religious expression, have been addressed in policy, ethics, and the law. Find out more (catalog link)

Civil rights in the shadow of slavery : the constitution, common law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 / George Rutherglen.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .R85 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The 1866 Civil Rights Act is one of the most monumental pieces of legislation in American history, figuring into almost every subsequent piece of legislation dealing with civil rights for the next century. While numerous scholars have looked at it in the larger social and political context of Reconstruction and its relationship with the Fourteenth Amendment, this will be the first book that focuses on its central role in the long history of civil rights. Find out more (catalog link)

First Amendment institutions / Paul Horwitz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4770 .H67 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


Addressing a host of hot-button issues, from the barring of Christian student groups and military recruiters from law schools and universities to churches’ immunity from civil rights legislation in hiring and firing ministers, Paul Horwitz proposes a radical reformation of First Amendment law. Arguing that rigidly doctrinal approaches can’t account for messy, real-world situations, he suggests that the courts loosen their reins and let those institutions with a stake in First Amendment freedoms do more of the work of enforcing them. Find out more (catalog link)

ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security 50th anniversary : national security law : fifty years of transformation : an anthology / Jill D. Rhodes, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7209 .A73 2012
Publisher: American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Law and National Security,


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Supreme Court and McCarthy-era repression : one hundred decisions / Robert M. Lichtman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .L53 2012
Publisher: University of Illinois Press,


In this volume, attorney Robert M. Lichtman provides a comprehensive history of the US Supreme Court's decisions in 'Communist' cases during the McCarthy era. Lichtman shows the Court's vulnerability to public criticism and attacks by the elected branches during periods of political repression. Find out more (catalog link)

Search and seizure : a treatise on the Fourth Amendment / by Wayne R. LaFave.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9630 .L297 2012
Publisher: West,


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Just sentencing : principles and procedures for a workable system / Richard S. Frase.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9685 .F73 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This title presents a fully developed punishment theory which incorporates both utilitarian and retributive sentencing purposes. The author describes and defends a hybrid sentencing model that integrates theory and practice - blending and balancing both the competing principles of retribution and rehabilitation and the procedural concern of weighing rules against discretion. Find out more (catalog link)

Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rights / Paul Johnson.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5144.G39 J64 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This title is a study of the Court's jurisprudence in respect of sexual orientation. It provides a socio-legal analysis of the substantial number of decisions and judgments of the Strasbourg organs on the wide range of complaints brought by gay men and lesbians under the European Convention on Human Rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Lautsi papers : multidisciplinary reflections on religious symbols in the public school classroom / edited by Jeroen Temperman.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC6275 .L38 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


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Islam and human rights / edited by Abdullah Saeed.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMC572 .I83 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Editor Saeed (Arab and Islamic studies, U. of Melbourne, Australia) introduces the contentious complexities of the topic announced in the title, including the questions of whether it's possible to reconcile international human rights law and Islamic law, and whether traditional Islamic law can evolve in accordance with modern demands. This two-volume anthology presents his selection of 55 previously published articles and excerpts. The first volume subtitled Key Issues in the Debates groups articles according to the following themes: defensive and embracive approaches to international human rights; critiques of human rights from a Muslim perspective; the debate on human rights vs. human obligations; secularism; challenges to universalism, universality, and cultural relativism; and Islamic human rights schemes. The final section presents case studies in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Find out more (catalog link)

Development and effectiveness of international administrative law : on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal / edited by Elias Olufemi.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5274 .D48 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


International administrative law, or more precisely the law of the international civil service, has been the focus of increased attention in recent years. A part of the discussion has focused on the design of the justice mechanisms of international organizations, exemplified by the overhaul of the internal justice system of the United Nations in 2009. The internal justice systems of some international organizations have been subjected to scrutiny before some national courts, and the role and contribution of international administrative tribunals to the development of the law continue to be an important part of discussions of good governance and accountability of international organizations. The essays in this book, written by judges, practitioners, academics and other experts, address these and other issues. Find out more (catalog link)

International law, politics and inhumane weapons : the effectiveness of global landmine regimes / Alan Bryden.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5645 .B79 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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Forcible displacement throughout the ages : towards an international convention for the prevention and punishment of the crime of forcible displacement / by Grant Dawson and Sonia Farber.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6530 .D39 2012
Publisher: Martinu Nijhoff Publishers,


Forcible displacement transforms cultures and can even lead to their destruction. Beginning with the origins of the human species millions of years ago and ending up in our present day era, this book analyses examples of forcible displacement in order to examine the crime in its many different forms. The legal contours of the crime receive a comprehensive treatment, including the experience of the international tribunals and decades of scholarly work in the area. The authors suggest that a paradigm shift is needed in order to bring development-induced displacement into the mainstream discourse on forcible displacement. The book concludes with a proposal for a new convention for the prevention and punishment of the crime of forcible displacement. Find out more (catalog link)

International law and sexual violence in armed conflicts / by Chile Eboe-Osuji.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .E26 2012
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Pub.,


Beginning with an attempt at understanding evil doing during armed conflicts, from both the general perspective and the particular angle of sexual violence itself, this book explores ways of shoring up international legal protection of women from sexual violence in armed conflicts. Find out more (catalog link)

Elements of genocide / Edited by Paul Behrens and Ralph Henham.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7180 .E42 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Elements of Genocide provides an authoritative evaluation of the current perception of the crime, as it appears in the decisions of judicial authorities, the writings of the foremost academic experts in the field, and in the texts of Commission Reports. Genocide constitutes one of the most significant problems in contemporary international law. Within the last fifteen years, the world has witnessed genocidal conduct in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina, while the debate on the commission of genocide in Darfur and the DR Congo is ongoing. Within the same period, the prosecution of suspected génocidaires has taken place in international tribunals, internationalised tribunals and domestic courts; and the names of Slobodan Milosevic, Radovan Karadzic and Saddam Hussein feature among those against whom charges of genocide were brought. Pursuing an interdisciplinary examination of the existing case law on genocide in international and domestic courts, Elements of Genocide comprehensive and accessible reflection on the crime of genocide, and its inherent complexities. Find out more (catalog link)

Maritime piracy and the construction of global governance / edited by Michael J. Struett, Jon D. Carlson, and Mark T. Nance.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7212 .M37 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


In this book, a handpicked group of leading experts in the field of International Relations use maritime piracy as a means to expose the incongruities in our understanding of global governance. Using broadly constructivist approaches to understand international actors’ responses to the challenges created by maritime piracy, the contributors question a number of myths and misconceptions around piracy uncover and analyze the various ways that international law and organizations channel actors’ understandings of maritime piracy and their efforts to respond to it. In doing so, they expose some shaky foundations for IR theorists: how do we conceive of sovereignty and legitimacy when they are delinked from the territorial aspect of the modern nation-state? What happens to prospects for cooperation when we get to the nitty-gritty questions of practice related to paying for trials, imprisoning and maintaining captured pirates, bearing the burden of policing sea-lanes, or even determining what constitutes a pirate? Does anyone have a monopoly on the legitimate use of force at sea, and how is that legitimacy constructed? Find out more (catalog link)

Music in American crime prevention and punishment / Lily E. Hirsch.

Location: lax
Call #: ML3917.U5 H57 2012
Publisher: University of Michigan Press,


Although the use of music for extramusical purposes has been a part of American culture for some time, the phenomenon remained largely unknown to the general public until revelations became widespread of startling military practices during the second Iraq War. InMusic in American Crime Prevention and Punishment, Lily E. Hirsch explores the related terrain at the intersection of music and law, demonstrating the ways in which music has become a tool of law enforcement and justice through: police and community leaders’ use of classical music in crime deterrence and punishment; the use of rap lyrics as prosecutorial evidence; allegations of music as incitement to violence; and the role of music in U.S. prisons and in detention centers in Guantanamo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In the course of her study, Hirsch asks several questions: How does the law treat music? When and why does music participate in the law? How does music influence the legal process? How does the legal process influence music? And how do these appropriations affect the Romantic ideals underlying our view of music? Find out more (catalog link)

State crime and resistance / edited by Elizabeth Stanley and Jude McCulloch.

Location: lax
Call #: HV6322 .S733 2012
Publisher: Routledge,


Gathering together key scholars in the field and international case studies from the UK, USA, Australia and Asia, this book offers a deepened understanding of state crime through the practical and analytical lens of resistance. The book explores key questions: How do we define and identify resistance? Who and what is involved in resistant acts? When and where does resistance occur? And, what are the repercussions of engaging in resistant strategies? Find out more (catalog link)

Dual state : parapolitics, Carl Schmitt and the national security complex / edited by Eric Wilson.

Location: lax
Call #: JC263.S34 D83 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


This volume presents a practical demonstration of the relevance of Carl Schmitt's thought to parapolitical studies, arguing that his constitutional theory is the one best suited to investing the 'deep state' with intellectual and doctrinal coherence. Critiquing Schmitt's work from a variety of intellectual perspectives, the chapters discuss current parapolitical reality within the domain of criminology, the parapolitical nature of both the dual state and the national security state corporate complex. Using the USA as a prime example of the world's current dual or 'deep political state', the criminogenic dimensions of the parapolitical systems of post 9/11 America are discussed. Using case studies, the dual state is examined as the causal factor of inexplicable parapolitical events within both the developed and developing world, including Sweden, Canada, Italy, Turkey, and Africa. Find out more (catalog link)

When the state speaks, what should it say? : how democracies can protect expression and promote equality / Corey Brettschneider.

Location: lax
Call #: JC591 .B75 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


In this lucid and compelling book, Brettschneider takes on some of the most vexing issues in contemporary liberal polities, and offers a theory of value democracy as a touchstone for addressing those issues. His argument is one with which everyone will have to engage. A pleasure to read, this is political theory at its best. Find out more (catalog link)

Defying corporations, defining democracy : a book of history & strategy / edited by Dean Ritz.

Location: lax
Call #: JK467 .D45 2001
Publisher: Apex Press ; Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy,


In these 70 essays, speeches, sermons and screeds, POCLADers probe: corporations as "legal persons"; corporate social responsibility as a ploy; strategies for amending state corporation codes and challenging judge-made laws; and much, much more.This collection, which Howard Zinn calls "powerfully persuasive," chronicles POCLAD's evolution ” among the twelve POCLADers and with thousands of activists. Here are hidden histories, crisp analyses and thoughtful responses to corporate apologists ” all in one provocative book. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal framework for emerging business models : dynamic networks as collaborative contracts / Emily M. Weitzenboeck, Postdoctoral Scholar, Norwegian Research Center for Computers & Law, University of Oslo, Norway.

Location: lax
Call #: K1010 .W45 2012
Publisher:


Weitzenboeck (Norwegian Research Center for Computers & Law, U. of Oslo, Norway) examines how contract and partnership law regulate and cope with the emerging forms of business enterprise collectively labeled dynamic networks, inclusive of spontaneous and temporary virtual enterprises for specific projects, enterprise pools and virtual enterprises formed out of such pools, and long-term dynamic networks with a lead partner. Chapters examine case studies that provide the empirical background for the analysis, the precontractual stage, the application of basic questions of contract law to dynamic networks, the internal and legal relationships between the participants in dynamic networks during the operative phase of such networks, the elements of national partnership law that apply and may override the wishes of contracting parties, and the notion of contractual networks associated with the series of contracts that often underlie dynamic networks of business enterprise. Find out more (catalog link)

Intellectual liberty : natural rights and intellectual property / Hugh Breakey.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .B735 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


This book develops an in-depth philosophical justification for 'user's rights' in the context of Intellectual Property (IP). User's rights are the rights of ordinary people, within bounds, to be able to use works created and written by others; they are the rights that constrain the strength and ambit of IP rights like copyright. The book uses a natural/human rights framework to argue for the cogency and plausibility of user's rights, and advances a novel interpretation of those rights - namely, user's rights as intellectual liberty: the right to inform one's choices by learning about the world. Find out more (catalog link)

Systems of employee representation at the enterprise : a comparative study / editor, Roger Blanpain ; guest editors, Hiroya Nakakubo, Takashi Araki ; contributors, Chin-Chin Cheng ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: K1728.A6 J55 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International ; Sold and distributed in North, Central and South America by Aspen Publishers,


In this informative examination of this field of international labour law, 12 scholars from Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States describe their countries' current perspectives on this issue, along with their own analysis and commentary. Find out more (catalog link)

Re-reading Foucault : on law, power and rights / edited by Ben Golder.

Location: lax
Call #: K230.F682 R47 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights is the first collection in English fully to address the relevance of Michel Foucault’s thought for law. Foucault is the best known and most cited of the late twentieth-century’s ‘theory’ academics. His work continues to animate a range of different critical work across intellectual disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences. There has, however, been relatively little examination of the legal implications and applications of Foucault’s work. This book fills that gap, providing an in-depth analysis of Foucault’s thought as it pertains to a range of different legal themes, such as: the opposition between ‘law’ and ‘the juridical’; the problem of moral and legal judgment; the historical basis of rights; and the political dimensions (and limitations) of contemporary human rights discourse. Including contributions from acknowledged experts on Foucault’s work, as well as pieces by younger scholars, Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights will be of considerable interest across a range of disciplines, including law, philosophy, political theory, sociology, social theory and criminology. Find out more (catalog link)

Arbitration and the constitution / Peter B. Rutledge.

Location: lax
Call #: K2400 .R88 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Arbitration has become an increasingly important mechanism for dispute resolution, both in the domestic and international setting. Despite its importance as a form of state-sanctioned dispute resolution, it has largely remained outside the spotlight of constitutional law. This landmark work represents one of the first attempts to synthesize the fields of arbitration law and constitutional law. Drawing on the author's extensive experience as a scholar in arbitration law who has lectured and studied around the world, the book offers unique insights into how arbitration law implicates issues such as separation of powers, federalism, and individual liberties. Find out more (catalog link)

Anarchy and legal order : law and politics for a stateless society / Gary Chartier.

Location: lax
Call #: K250 .C48 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book elaborates and defends the idea of law without the state. Animated by a vision of peaceful, voluntary cooperation as a social ideal and building on a careful account of non-aggression, it features a clear explanation of why the state is illegitimate, dangerous, and unnecessary. It proposes an understanding of how law enforcement in a stateless society could be legitimate and what the optimal substance of law without the state might be, suggests ways in which a stateless legal order could foster the growth of a culture of freedom, and situates the project it elaborates in relation to leftist, anti-capitalist, and socialist traditions. Find out more (catalog link)

Nature of legislative intent / Richard Ekins.

Location: lax
Call #: K290 .E35 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The idea of legislative intent plays a central role in legal interpretation and constitutional theory, yet is repeatedly challenged as being an illusion. Refuting these challenges, this book develops a robust account of how and why legislatures form intentions, and the importance of these intentions to understanding law and parliamentary democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

Cambridge companion to human rights law / edited by Conor Gearty and Costas Douzinas.

Location: lax
Call #: K3239.8 .C36 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


The idea of human rights is rightly considered to be one of the very biggest of the big thoughts of the early twenty-first century. The object of this book is to capture a sense of the variety of the platforms within which human rights law is practised today and reflects the dynamic interrelationships that have grown up between these various levels. It also has a critical edge, where the chapters reflect on the way the subject has been handled in the authors sub-field, how it has achieved what has been expected (or has not) or produced unexpected side-effects, with judgments about the efficacy of human rights law (set against the standards of the field itself or some other goals) not being withheld where it is appropriate for these to be made. Written by world-class academics, this Companion will be essential reading for students and scholars of human rights law. Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond disagreement : open remedies in human rights adjudication / Aruna Sathanapally.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .S274 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Providing the first empirical analysis of declarations of incompatibility under the UK Human Rights Act and their aftermath in the legislative process, this book details these 'open remedies' and draws comparisons with similar human rights mechanisms in the US, Canada, South Africa, and Australia. Find out more (catalog link)

Concept of group rights in international law : groups as contested right-holders, subjects and legal persons / by Corsin Bisaz.

Location: lax
Call #: K3242 .B57 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


The Concept of Group Rights in International Law offers a critical appraisal of the concept of group rights in international law on the basis of an extensive survey of existing group rights in contemporary international law. Among some of its findings is the observation that an ideological way of arguing about this legal category is widespread among scholars as well as practitioners; it sees this ideological framing as one of the main reasons why international law has so far been very reluctant to provide group rights and to call them by their name. Accordingly, the book re-evaluates the concept based on the experience with existing group rights in international law and pleads for a more pragmatic approach. Despite limitations with the concept, the overall thesis is that there is a role for group rights as a pragmatic tool allowing for a principled approach to substate groups through international law. Such an approach could turn group rights into an arguably minor, but nevertheless, highly relevant legal category of international law. Find out more (catalog link)

Conscience and conviction : the case for civil disobedience / Kimberley Brownlee.

Location: lax
Call #: K3269 .B76 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


When is it justified to disobey the law? How should the law respond to instances of conscientious disobedience? This book presents the first full-length philosophical examination of the morality and legality of civil disobedience, and the legitimate responses to civil dissent open to the state. Find out more (catalog link)

Elements of legislation / Neil Duxbury.

Location: lax
Call #: K3316 .D89 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


In Elements of Legislation, Neil Duxbury examines the history of English law through the lens of legal philosophy in an effort to draw out the differences between judge-made and enacted law and to explain what courts do with the laws that legislatures enact. He presents a series of rigorously researched and carefully rehearsed arguments concerning the law-making functions of legislatures and courts, the concepts of legislative supremacy and judicial review, the nature of legislative intent and the core principles of statutory interpretation. Find out more (catalog link)

New kinship : constructing donor-conceived families / Naomi Cahn.

Location: lax
Call #: K3611.A77 C34 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


This title details how families are made and how bonds are created between families in the brave new world of reproductive technology. Naomi Cahn, an expert on reproductive technology and the law, shows how these new kinship bonds dramatically exemplify the ongoing cultural change in how we think about family. Find out more (catalog link)

Linguistic justice : international law and language policy / Jacqueline Mowbray.

Location: lax
Call #: K3716 .M69 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


An investigation into international law and language policy, this book uses critical analysis to conduct an examination of the aspects of international law which affect language use. It uncovers the conceptual framework which underpins international law on language, addressing the constitution of a 'just' language policy from a legal perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Transitions : legal change, legal meanings / edited by Austin Sarat.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.P65 T73 2012
Publisher: University of Alabama Press,


Together the essays in this volume investigate the transformation of US law during moments of political change and explore what we can learn about law by examining its role and its use in times of transition. Whether by an abrupt shift in regime or an orderly progression from one government to the next, political change often calls into question the stability and versatility of the law, making it appear temporarily absent or in suspension. What challenges to the law arise at these times? To what extent do transitional periods foster ingenuity and resourcefulness, and how might they precipitate crises in legal authority? What do moments of legal change mean for law itself and how legal institutions bring about and respond to times of transition in legal arrangements? Transitions begins the scholarly exploration of these questions that have largely been neglected. Find out more (catalog link)

Transitional justice and peacebuilding on the ground : victims and ex-combatants / edited by Chandra Lekha Sriram ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: K5250 .T734 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This book seeks to refine our understanding of transitional justice and peacebuilding, and long-term security and reintegration challenges after violent conflicts. As recent events following political change during the so-called 'Arab Spring' demonstrate, demands for accountability often follow or attend conflict and political transition. While traditionally much literature and many practitioners highlighted tensions between peacebuilding and justice, recent research and practice demonstrates a turn away from the supposed 'peace vs justice' dilemma. This volume examines the complex relationship between peacebuilding and transitional justice through the lenses of the increased emphasis on victim-centred approaches to justice and the widespread practices of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of excombatants. While recent volumes have sought to address either DDR or victim-centred approaches to justice, none has sought to make connections between the two, much less to place them in the larger context of the increasing linkages between transitional justice and peacebuilding. Find out more (catalog link)

Transnational culture in the Internet age / edited by Sean A. Pager, Adam Candeub.

Location: lax
Call #: K564.C6 T73 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Digital technology has transformed global culture, connecting and empowering users on a hitherto unknown scale. Existing paradigms from intellectual property rights to cultural diversity and telecommunications regulation seem increasingly obsolete, confounding policymakers and provoking wide-ranging debate. Transnational Culture in the Internet Age draws on a range of disciplines to examine new approaches to regulating communications and cultural production. The insightful contributions shed new light on insufficiently examined issues and highlight connections that cut across the many different domains in which such regulations operate. Building upon the framework presented by David Post – one of the first and most prominent scholars of cyber law and a contributor to this volume – the authors address the implications and economics of the Internet's astronomical scale, jurisdiction and enforcement of the web as it relates to topics including libel tourism and threats to free speech, and the power of global communication to dissolve and recreate identities. Find out more (catalog link)

Corrective justice / Ernest J. Weinrib.

Location: lax
Call #: K600 .W45 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Private law governs our most pervasive relationships: the wrongs we do one another, the contracts we make and break, and the property we own. This book analyses the deepest questions about the law's foundations, showing how a distinctive notion of justice, 'corrective justice', describes the special morality intrinsic to private law. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and tradition in classical Islamic thought : studies in honor of Professor Hossein Modarressi / edited by Michael Cook, Najam Haider, Intisar Rabb, Asma Sayeed.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP440.74 .C66 2012
Publisher:


This collection brings together the work of some of the most prominent legal scholars and historians of Islam. The assembled articles cover a wide range of issues from debates over the Qur'nic text and issues of law to vibrant intellectual exchanges in philosophy and history. Taken together, these articles develop key inquiries surrounding Islamic law and tradition in unique ways. They also exemplify a critical development in the field of Islamic Studies over the last few decades: the proliferation of methodological approaches that employ a broad variety of sources to analyze social and political developments in classical Islam. Find out more (catalog link)

Law, ethics and compromise at the limits of life : to treat or not to treat? / Richard Huxtable.

Location: lax
Call #: KD3410.E88 H89 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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Toward a North American legal system / edited by James T. McHugh.

Location: lax
Call #: KDZ88 .T69 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


This book explores the complexities, possibilities, and challenges of North American legal harmonization and its consequences (both positive and negative) for future continental cooperation, especially in the age of NAFTA. The book explores different levels of legal analysis, including the macro level of public policy, broad theory, and constitutionalism and the micro level of applied law and legal norms. The book will focus, particularly, upon categories of law that are most relevant to thebroad economic and social future of North America in the context of continental cooperation among Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Find out more (catalog link)

Red Eagle's children : Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al. / edited by J. Anthony Paredes, Judith Knight.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.W43 R43 2012
Publisher: University of Alabama Press,


In this account of the mixed-race Creeks who became assimilated into Alabama's general population in the 19th century, the Tenshaw Creek community, and the survival of the Poarch Band of Creeks as a federally-recognized tribe, Paredes (emeritus, anthropology, Florida State U.) and Knight (retired, Alabama Museum of Natural History, U. of Alabama Press) present the legal proceedings surrounding the disputed legacy of William "Red Eagle" Weatherford, Sr. Following historical context and reflections of a modern-day Creek Indian on the case, the book presents edited and facsimile transcripts of Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al (1852). Illustrations include maps and images of the legendary chief. Find out more (catalog link)

Failed promise of originalism / Frank B. Cross.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .C76 2012
Publisher: Stanford Law Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press,


Develops an empirical analysis of the use of originalism in Supreme Court decisions to show how claimed adherence to originalism ultimately does not constrain ideological decisions. Find out more (catalog link)

Tried and convicted : how police, prosecutors, and judges destroy our constitutional rights / Michael D. Cicchini.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .C525 2012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,


Tried and Convicted offers a controversial look at how our constitutional rights are often circumvented by the criminal justice system with impunity. Readers interested in personal liberties and rights will be intrigued by the ways in which those rights may be trampled should they enter the criminal justice system on the criminal end. Find out more (catalog link)

Neoconservative politics and the Supreme Court : law, power, and democracy / Stephen M. Feldman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8748 .F45 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


In this concise, timely book, constitutional law expert Stephen M. Feldman draws on neoconservative writings to explore the rise of the neocons and their influence on the Supreme Court. Neocons burst onto the political scene in the early 1980s via their assault on pluralist democracy’s ethical relativism, where no pre-existing or higher principles limit the agendas of interest groups. Instead, they advocated for a resurrection of republican democracy, which declares that virtuous citizens and officials pursue the common good. Yet despite their original goals, neocons quickly became an interest group themselves, competing successfully within the pluralist democratic arena. When the political winds shifted in 2008, however, neocons found themselves shorn of power in Congress and the executive branch. But portentously, they still controlled the Supreme Court. Neoconservative Politics and the Supreme Court explains how and why the neoconservatives criticized but operated within pluralist democracy, and, most important, what the entrenchment of neocons on the Supreme Court means for present and future politics and law. Find out more (catalog link)

'Of laws of ships and shipmen' : medieval maritime law and its practice in urban Northern Europe / Edda Frankot.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC2256 .F73 2012
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press,


This volume is an important addition to the history of Scotland and European law, utilizing innovative research and methodologies to highlight Scotland's position in medieval Europe as a sophisticated legal player. It places Scotland in a wider historical framework for the time and reveals the extent of its maritime connections and influence. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial application of European Union law in post-communist countries : the cases of Estonia and Latvia / Tatjana Evas.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5057 .E93 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


This book discusses how the plurality of legal norms operating in the European Union can be balanced to produce a functioning, sustainable and legitimate legal system. It provides an extensive database of 2004 -2009 national judgments of national courts in Latvia and Estonia, and offers an extensive comparative review of the jurisprudence of constitutional and supreme courts, as well as providing insight into the jurisprudence of ordinary national courts. An appealing volume for legal scholars and political scientists studying courts and jurisprudence. Find out more (catalog link)

Medieval animal trials : justice for all / Patrick J.J. Phillips.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC65 .P48 2013
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press,


In Europe as early as the 13th century and as late as the 16th century, non-human animals including rats, pigs, horses, and dogs were tried for criminal activities. This book examines how this rather arcane practice is to be understood because it is true that today no animals are formally prosecuted for crimes in courts of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Criminal law and policy in the European Union / Samuli Miettinen.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE9430 .M54 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This book takes stock of the development of criminal law in the context of the European Community and the European Union, and considers whether it has led to a European criminal policy, whilst also examining the legal effects European-level initiatives in the field have had on national criminal law and on criminal suspects. The work reflects on the interaction between the law of the European Community and national criminal law since the signing of the Treaty of Rome and against this backdrop reviews the supremacy of European Community law over conflicting national criminal law, the past legislative practice of harmonised ‘administrative’ penalties and their impact on national legal systems as well as the development of relevant European Community principles of fundamental rights. The work goes on to explore whether there are fields in which the European Community might enact directly applicable criminal penalties in the form of EC regulations and also examines related doctrinal concerns considered by the Court of Justice in its earlier case law on the interface between EC law and national criminal law. Find out more (catalog link)

Background of Hispanic-American law : legal sources and juridical literature of Spain / by John Thomas Vance.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKT120 .V36 1979
Publisher: Hyperion Press,


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International criminal justice at the Yugoslav tribunal : a judge's recollection / Mohamed Shahabuddeen.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1203.A2 S53 2012
Publisher:


Bringing together Judge Shahabuddeen's thoughts on the Tribunal on which he served for many years, this book provides an insider's account of the development of international criminal law at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Judge Shahabuddeen, a respected figure in international law, also assesses its legacy. Find out more (catalog link)

Non-state actors, soft law and protective regimes : from the margins / edited by Cecilia M. Bailliet.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1293 .N66 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


By offering critical perspectives of normative developments within international law, this volume of essays unites academics from various disciplines to address concerns regarding the interpretation and application of international law in context. The authors present common challenges within international criminal law, human rights, environmental law and trade law, and point to unintended risks and consequences, in particular for vulnerable interests such as women and the environment. Omissions within normative or institutional frameworks are highlighted and the importance of addressing accountability of state and non-state actors for violations or regressions of minimum protection guarantees is underscored. Overall, it advocates harmonisation over fragmentation, pursuant to the aspiration of asserting the interests of our collective humanity without necessarily advocating an international constitutional order. Find out more (catalog link)

One law for all? : Western models and local practices in (post-)imperial contexts / Stefan B. Kirmse (ed.).

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .O53 2012
Publisher: Campus Verlag,


Examining new archival material from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,One Law for All?discusses legal transfer and practice in imperial and post-imperial societies, including Russia, Latin America, Africa, and East Asia. The essays collected here analyze the legal sphere as a site of struggle, both in debate and in everyday life, from the level of universal aspirations to particular local practices. The contributors explore the ways in which both lawmakers and ordinary people talk about and actively use the law, thereby telling a story of contested European hegemony, local assertions, and multiple legal borrowings. Find out more (catalog link)

Human cloning : four fallacies and their legal consequences / Kerry Lynn Macintosh.

Location: lax
Call #: QH442.2 .M253 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Since Dolly the sheep was born, controversy has swirled around the technology of cloning. We recoil at the prospect of human copies, manufactured men and women, nefarious impersonators and resurrections of the dead. Such reactions have serious legal consequences: lawmakers have banned stem cell research along with the cloning of babies. But what if our minds have been playing tricks on us? What if everything we thought we knew about human cloning is rooted in intuition rather than fact? Human Cloning: Four Fallacies and Their Legal Consequences is a rollicking ride through science, psychology, and the law. Drawing on sources ranging from science fiction films to the Congressional Record, this book unmasks the role that psychological essentialism has played in bringing about cloning bans. It explains how hidden intuitions have caused conservatives and liberals to act contrary to their own most cherished ideals and values. Find out more (catalog link)

Future of blasphemy : speaking of the sacred in an age of human rights / Austin Dacey.

Location: lax
Call #: BL65.B54 D33 2011
Publisher: Continuum,


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Lawless capitalism : the subprime crisis and the case for an economic rule of law / Steven A. Ramirez.

Location: lax
Call #: HB3717 2008 .R36 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


The subprime mortgage crisis has been blamed on many: the Bush Administration, Bernie Madoff, the financial industry, overzealous housing developers. Yet little scrutiny has been placed on the American legal system as a whole, even though parts of that system, such as the laws that regulate high-risk lending, have been dissected to bits and pieces. In this innovative and exhaustive study, Steven A. Ramirez posits that the subprime mortgage crisis, as well as the global macroeconomic catastrophe it spawned, is traceable to a gross failure of law. The rule of law must appropriately channel and constrain the exercise of economic and political power. Used effectively, it ensures that economic opportunity isn't limited to a small group of elites that enjoy growth at the expense of many, particularly those in vulnerable economic situations. In Lawless Capitalism, Ramirez calls for the rule of law to displace crony capitalism. Only through the rule of law, he argues, can capitalism be reconstructed. Find out more (catalog link)

Organized crime in Chicago : beyond the Mafia / Robert M. Lombardo.

Location: lax
Call #: HV6795.C4 L58 2013
Publisher: University of Illinois Press,


This text offers an explanation for the emergence and continuation of organized crime in Chicago. Tracing the roots of political corruption that afforded protection to gambling, prostitution, and other vice activity in Chicago and other large American cities, Robert M. Lombardo challenges the dominant belief that organized crime in America is a descendent of the Sicilian Mafia. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and economics of intellectual property in the digital age : the limits of analysis / Niva Elkin-Koren and Eli Salzberger.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .E435 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This book explores the economic analysis of intellectual property law, with a special emphasis on the Law and Economics of informational goods in light of the past decade's technological revolution. Find out more (catalog link)

New frontiers in the philosophy of intellectual property / edited by Annabelle Lever.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .N48 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Are intellectual property rights a threat to autonomy, global justice, indigenous rights, access to lifesaving knowledge and medicines? The essays in this volume examine the justification of patents, copyrights and trademarks in light of the political and moral controversy over TRIPS (the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights). Written by a distinguished international group of experts, this book draws on the latest philosophical work on autonomy, equality, property ownership and human rights in order to explore the moral, political and economic implications of property rights in ideas. Written with an interdisciplinary audience in mind, these essays introduce readers to the latest debates in the philosophy of intellectual property, whether their interests are in the restrictions that copyright places on the reproduction of music and printed words or in the morality and legality of patenting human genes, essential medicines or traditional knowledge. Find out more (catalog link)

Logic of autonomy : law, morality and autonomous reasoning / Jan-R Sieckmann.

Location: lax
Call #: K212 .S534 2012
Publisher:


This text presents an analysis of the idea of autonomy as self-legislation and its consequences for law and morality. It offers an alternative to Kantian notions of autonomy and provides solutions to problems that other theories have not been able to cope with. Find out more (catalog link)

Observing law through systems theory / Richard Nobles and David Schiff.

Location: lax
Call #: K370 .N625 2013
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


This book uses Niklas Luhmann's systems theory to explore how the legal system operates as one of modern society's subsystems. It demonstrates how this theory alters our understanding of some of the most important and controversial issues within law: the nature of judicial communication and legal argument * the claim that it can be right to disobey the law * the character of legal pluralism and globalization * time and its construction within the law * the significance of the rule of law and human rights and the role of appeals to, and within, the law. Systems theory enables the book to demonstrate how the legal system observes its own operations through its own communications, and how this contrasts with the manner in which the law is observed by other systems, such as the media and politics. In this context, the book explores the constraints imposed by systems, in particular the legal system, upon the individuals who participate in them. Observing Law through Systems Theory is a follow-up volume to A Sociology of Jurisprudence, also by Richard Nobles and David Schiff. Find out more (catalog link)

Practice and theory in comparative law / edited by Maurice Adams and Jacco Bomhoff.

Location: lax
Call #: K559 .P72 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


What does doing comparative law involve? Too often, explicit methodological discussions in comparative law remain limited to the level of pure theory, neglecting to test out critiques and recommendations on concrete issues. This book bridges this gap between theory and practice in comparative legal studies. Essays by both established and younger comparative lawyers reflect on the methodological challenges arising in their own work and in work in their area. Taken together, they offer clear recommendations for, and critical reflection on, a wide range of innovative comparative research projects. Find out more (catalog link)

Gender, religion, & family law : theorizing conflicts between women's rights and cultural traditions / edited by Lisa Fishbayn Joffe and Sylvia Neil.

Location: lax
Call #: K670 .G435 2013
Publisher: Brandeis University Press,


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Aboriginal justice and the Charter : realizing a culturally sensitive interpretation of legal rights / David Leo Milward.

Location: lax
Call #: KE7735 .M55 2012
Publisher: UBC Press,


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Writing for dollars, writing to please : the case for plain language in business, government, and law / Joseph Kimble.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF250 .K535 2012
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


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Law and leadership : integrating leadership studies into the law school curriculum / edited by Paula Monopoli, Susan McCarty.

Location: lax
Call #: KF273 .L39 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


This book examines whether and how to integrate the theory and practice of leadership studies into legal education and the legal profession. With contributions from legal educators and practitioners, the book defines leadership in the context of the legal profession and explores its challenges in legal academia, private practice, and government. This book includes a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and noted leadership scholar, James MacGregor Burns and a foundational essay by prominent leadership scholar, Georgia Sorenson, one of the founders of the International Leadership Association. Find out more (catalog link)

Reason and imagination : the selected correspondence of Learned Hand 1897-1961 / edited by Constance Jordan.

Location: lax
Call #: KF368.H265 A4 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This work provides readers with an intimate look into the life and mind of Judge Learned Hand, an icon in American Law. It brings to light previously unpublished letters and gives readers insight into Hand's thoughts on American jurisprudence and policy. Find out more (catalog link)

Martin Luther King Jr. and the morality of legal practice : lessons in love and justice / Robert K. Vischer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF373.K523 V57 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book seeks to reframe our understanding of the lawyer's work by exploring how Martin Luther King Jr. built his advocacy on a coherent set of moral claims regarding the demands of love and justice in light of human nature. King never shirked from staking out challenging claims of moral truth, even while remaining open to working with those who rejected those truths. His example should inspire the legal profession as a reminder that truth-telling, even in a society that often appears morally balkanized, has the capacity to move hearts and minds. At the same time, his example should give the profession pause, for King's success would have been impossible absent his substantive views about human nature and the ends of justice. This book is an effort to reframe our conception of morality's relevance to professionalism through the lens provided by the public and prophetic advocacy of Dr. King. Find out more (catalog link)

Priests of our democracy : the Supreme Court, academic freedom, and the anti-communist purge / Marjorie Heins.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4242 .H45 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


Combining political and legal history with wrenching personal stories, the book details how the anti-communist excesses of the 1950s inspired the Supreme Court to recognize the vital role of teachers and professors in American democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) : a legal research guide / by Craig W. Hiltz.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: KF4850 .H55 2013
Publisher: William S. Hein,


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John McKinley and the antebellum Supreme Court : circuit riding in the old Southwest / Steven P. Brown.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8745.M38 B76 2012
Publisher: University of Alabama Press,


This volume presents a portrait of US Supreme Court justice John McKinley (1780-1852) and provides a penetrating analysis of McKinley's time and place, the exigencies of his circuit work, and the contributions he made to both American legal history and Alabama. Find out more (catalog link)

Diversity and European human rights : rewriting judgments of the ECHR / edited by Eva Brems.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5132 .D58 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Minority rights in China / editors in chief: Li Lin, Li Xixia & Lidija R. Basta Fleiner.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ2467.M56 M56 2012
Publisher: Paths International Ltd. ; Social Sciences Academic Press,


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Justice, judocracy and democracy in India : boundaries and breaches / Sudhanshu Ranjan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS2244 .R36 2012
Publisher: Routledge,


This book is an innovative approach to studying ‘judicial activism’ in the Indian context. While discussing the varying roles of the judiciary, it delineates the boundaries of different organs of the State — judiciary, executive and legislature — and highlights the points where these boundaries have been breached. Find out more (catalog link)

Questioning secularism : Islam, sovereignty, and the rule of law in modern Egypt / Hussein Ali Agrama.

Location: lacom
Call #: KRM2020 .A944 2012
Publisher:


What, exactely, is secularism? What has the West's long familiarity with it inevitably obscured? In this work, Hussein Ali Agrama tackles these questions. Focusing on the fatwa councils and family law courts of Egypt just prior to the revolution, he delves deeply into the meaning of secularism itself and the ambiguities that lie at its heart. Find out more (catalog link)

Different kind of "subject" : colonial law in Aboriginal-European relations in nineteenth century Western Australia 1829-61 / Ann Hunter.

Location: lacom
Call #: KUH210.7.M56 H86 2012
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Pub.,


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International law and the classification of conflicts / edited by Elizabeth Wilmshurst.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6385 .I58 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press ; Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House),


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John Fitzgerald Kennedy; as we remember him. Edited and produced under the direction of Goddard Lieberson. Editor, Joan Meyers; art director, Ira Teichberg.

Location: lao
Call #: E842 .M46
Publisher: Atheneum,


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Land of Lincoln, thy wondrous story : through the eyes of the Illinois State Society / by Mark Q. Rhoads.

Location: lax
Call #: F536 .R46 2013
Publisher:


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Hegel's political philosophy : a systematic reading of the Philosophy of right / Thom Brooks.

Location: lax
Call #: JA71 .B76 2013
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press,


A new, significantly expanded edition of the first systematic reading of Hegel's political philosophy. New for this edition: • A more detailed explanation of Hegel's philosophical system• Two new chapters on Hegel's theories of democracy and history• An appendix detailing the implications this work has for future interpretations of Hegelian philosophyHegel's Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important works in the history of political philosophy. • Sets out the difference between 'systematic' and 'non-systematic' readings of the Elements of the Philosophy of Right• Outlines the unique structure of Hegel's philosophical arguments• Explores key areas of Hegel's political philosophy: his theories of property, punishment, morality, law, monarchy, war, democracy and history Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional violence : legitimacy, democracy and human rights / Antoni Abat I. Ninet.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .N56 2013
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press,


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Human right to water : significance, legal status and implications for water allocation / Inga T. Winkler.

Location: lax
Call #: K3260 .W36 2012
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


The United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Council recognised the human right to water in 2010.This book clarifies the legal status and meaning of the right to water through a detailed analysis of its legal foundations, legal nature, normative content and corresponding State obligations. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and the question of the animal : a critical jurisprudence / edited by Yoriko Otomo and Ed Mussawir.

Location: lax
Call #: K3620 .L39 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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Hobbes and the law / edited by David Dyzenhaus and Thomas Poole.

Location: lax
Call #: K457.H5 H617 2012
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press,


Written by specialists in law, history, philosophy and political theory, this collection of essays covers various aspects of Hobbes's legal thought. It will appeal to scholars and graduate students in these disciplines and to those working on the rule of law, security and liberty, political authority and the modern state. Find out more (catalog link)

Natural law foundations of modern social theory : a quest for universalism / Daniel Chernilo.

Location: lax
Call #: K460 .C55 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


After several decades in which it became a prime target for critique, universalism remains one of the most important issues in social and political thought. Daniel Chernilo reassesses social theory's universalistic orientation and explains its origins in natural law theory, using an impressive array of classical and contemporary sources that include, among others, Habermas, Leo Strauss, Weber, Marx, Hegel, Rousseau and Hobbes. The Natural Law Foundations of Modern Social Theory challenges previous accounts of the rise of social theory, recovers a strong idea of humanity, and revisits conventional arguments on sociology's relationship to modernity, the enlightenment and natural law. It reconnects social theory to its scientific and philosophical roots, its descriptive and normative tasks and its historical and systematic planes. Chernilo's defense of universalism for contemporary social theory will surely engage students of sociology, political theory and moral philosophy alike. Find out more (catalog link)

Intersections of law and culture / edited by Priska Gisler, Berne University of the Arts, Switzerland; Sara Steinert Borella, Franklin College, Switzerland; Caroline Wiedmer, Franklin College, Switzerland.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.C8 I685 2012
Publisher:


An inter-disciplinary, international collection that examines the mutual influences between law and culture through a series of sophisticated case studies showing how cultural phenomena are brought under legal regulation, how laws are resisted through cultural practices, and how those practices shape the way in which law is understood and applied. Find out more (catalog link)

Hate speech revisited : a comparative and historical perspective on hate speech law in the Netherlands and England & Wales / Marloes van Noorloos.

Location: lax
Call #: K5210 .N66 2011
Publisher: Intersentia,


Criminal law on hate speech has become a hotly debated topic in the past decade. In the Netherlands and in England and Wales legislative changes and proposals abound, while cases such as the prosecution of MP Geert Wilders have received considerable attention. How to deal with hate speech in an increasingly pluralist society has become a pressing question. Moreover, with the attacks in New York, London and Madrid and the appearance of radical groups and individuals, such as Abu Hamza Al-Masri in England and the Hofstadgroep in the Netherlands, public debate has been dominated by the problems of terrorism and radicalisation. As a result, extreme speech - presumed to encourage radicalisation and terrorism - is a major issue. Find out more (catalog link)

International legal framework against corruption : states' obligations to prevent and repress corruption / Julio Bacio Terracino.

Location: lax
Call #: K5261 .B33 2012
Publisher:


It is now unquestionable that corruption has become an issue of international concern. A complex set of substantive and procedural rules has emerged concerning the prevention and repression of corruption which represent the international legal framework against corruption. This study begins by tracing the emergence of this framework and engages in a systematic analysis of its content, highlighting weaknesses and innovative aspects. What does international law require States to do in relation to corruption? What happens if States do not meet their international obligations? The responses to these questions constitute the core of this book. Find out more (catalog link)

Force-feeding of prisoners and detainees on hunger strike : right to self-determination versus right to intervention / Pauline Jacobs.

Location: lax
Call #: K5519 .J33 2012
Publisher: Intersentia ; Distribution for the USA and Canada, International Specialized Book Services,


This book is the result of an in-depth study into the human rights aspects of the issue of force-feeding prisoners and detainees on hunger strike. The policies on force-feeding in three jurisdictions - the Netherlands, Germany, and England/Wales - are explored. Although this research mainly focuses on the legal aspects of the question of force-feeding hunger strikers, it also takes into account the medical-ethical aspects of the issue, which form an indispensable - but also complicating - element in the debate on the question of whether the force-feeding of prisoners and detainees on hunger strike can be justified. Find out more (catalog link)

Reconceptualizing children's rights in international development : living rights, social justice, translations / edited by Karl Hanson, Olga Nieuwenhuys.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .R435 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Building on recent human rights scholarship, childhood studies and child rights programming, this conceptual framework on children's rights proposes three key-notions: living rights, or the lived experiences in which rights take shape; social justice, or the shared normative beliefs that make rights appear legitimate for those who struggle to get them recognised; and translations, or the complex flux between different beliefs and perspectives on rights and their codification. By exploring the relationships between these three concepts, the realities and complexities of children's rights are highlighted. The framework is critical of approaches to children as passive targets of good intentions and aims to disclose how children craft their own conceptions and practices of rights. The contributions offer important insights into new ways of thinking and research within this emerging field. Find out more (catalog link)

Women and transitional justice : the experience of women as participants / edited by Lisa Yarwood.

Location: lax
Call #: K644 .W6417 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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Windows onto Jewish legal culture : fourteen exploratory essays / Hanina Ben-Menahem, Arye Edrei, Neil S. Hecht, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KBM524 .W56 2011
Publisher: Routledge,


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Logic of law making in Islam : women and prayer in the legal tradition / Behnam Sadeghi, Stanford University.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP144 .S227 2013
Publisher:


This pioneering study examines the process of reasoning in Islamic law. Some of the key questions addressed here include whether sacred law operates differently from secular law, why laws change or stay the same and how different cultural and historical settings impact the development of legal rulings. In order to explore these questions, the author examines the decisions of thirty jurists from the largest legal tradition in Islam: the Hanafi school of law. He traces their rulings on the question of women and communal prayer across a very broad period of time – from the eighth to the eighteenth century – to demonstrate how jurists interpreted the law and reconciled their decisions with the scripture and the sayings of the Prophet. The result is a fascinating overview of how Islamic law has evolved and the thinking behind individual rulings. Find out more (catalog link)

Corporate manslaughter and regulatory reform / Paul Almond.

Location: lax
Call #: KD7965 .A96 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform provides an innovative account of the emergence of new corporate manslaughter offences to criminalise deaths in the workplace during the last twenty years. Occurring in many different national jurisdictions, this book shows how these developments can be understood as a coherent phenomenon. Almond identifies the historical and legal origins of the instrumentalism that has limited the ability of health and safety regulation to respond effectively to work-related death cases, explaining how and why criminal law came to be used as a means of addressing these limitations by reinforcing the moral values underpinning regulation. The contemporary neoliberal political context poses fundamental challenges to systems of safety regulation; it has created an environment in which criminal law is seen as an effective and desirable means of delivering important moral and symbolic messages that regulation cannot communicate effectively itself. Find out more (catalog link)

Freedom to harm : the lasting legacy of the laissez faire revival / Thomas O. McGarity.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1600 .M395 2013
Publisher:


This book tells the story of how the business community, and the trade associations and think tanks that it created, launched three powerful assaults during the last quarter of the twentieth century on the federal regulatory system and the state civil justice system to accomplish a revival of the laissez faire political economy that dominated Gilded Age America. Although the consequences of these assaults became painfully apparent in a confluence of crises during the early twenty-first century, the patch-and-repair fixes that Congress and the Obama administration put into place did little to change the underlying laissez faire ideology and practice that continues to dominate the American political economy. In anticipation of the next confluence of crises, Thomas McGarity offers suggestions for more comprehensive governmental protections for consumers, workers, and the environment. Find out more (catalog link)

Religious lessons : Catholic sisters and the captured schools crisis in New Mexico / Kathleen Holscher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.Z45 H65 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This book tells the story of Zellers v. Huff, which challenged Catholic religious employed in public schools in 1948. The "Dixon case," as it was known nationally, was the most famous in a series of midcentury lawsuits, all targeting what opponents provocatively dubbed "captive schools." Spearheaded by Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the publicity campaign built around Zellers drew on centuries-old rhetoric of Catholiccaptivity to remind Americans about the threat of Catholic power in the post-War era, and the danger Catholic sisters dressed in full habits posed to American education. Find out more (catalog link)

Copyright questions and answers for information professionals : from the columns of Against the Grain / Laura N. Gasaway.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3030.1 .G375 2013
Publisher: Purdue University Press,


With expert answers to real questions asked by librarians over the last 15 years, this book presents updated versions of the popular copyright Q & A column from Against the Grain, the leading periodical in acquisitions librarianship. The author, Laura N. "Lolly" Gasaway, is the Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has selected the questions and answers that have general applicability and then arranged them into logical chapters, each prefaced by a short introduction to the topic. Because it is written in an accessible and clear style, readers may want to review the entire work, or they can just access specific answers as they need them, thanks to a detailed index. Find out more (catalog link)

Democracy of sound : music piracy and the remaking of American copyright in the twentieth century / Alex Sayf Cummings.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3035 .C86 2013
Publisher:


Democracy of Sound tells the story of the pirates, radicals, jazzbos, Deadheads, and DJs who challenged the record industry for control of recorded sound throughout the twentieth century. A political and cultural history, it shows how the primacy of "intellectual property" gradually eclipsed an American political tradition that was suspicious of monopolies and favored free competition. Find out more (catalog link)

Trademark and unfair competition law in a nutshell / by Professor Mark D. Janis, Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF3180 .J26 2013
Publisher:


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IPad in one hour for litigators / Tom Mighell.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF320.A9 M485 2013
Publisher:


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Constitutional conservatism : liberty, self-government, and political moderation / Peter Berkowitz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .B385 2013
Publisher:


Peter Berkowitz identifies the political principles social conservatives and libertarians share, or should share, and sketches the common ground on which they can and should join forces. Drawing on the writings of Edmund Burke,The Federalist, and the high points of post-World War II American conservatism, he argues that the top political priority for social conservatives and libertarians should be to rally around the principles of liberty embodied in the US Constitution and pursue reform in light of them. Find out more (catalog link)

Is the American constitution obsolete? / edited by Thomas J. Main.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .I7 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


Americans revere their Constitution but are disturbed by growing signs of political dysfunction. We have placed in the White House candidates who have not won a majority of the popular vote. In this time of war, fears of an imperial presidency persist. Gridlock prevents reform in arms control, immigration, and other vital areas. An economic crisis generates fears that the system may not be able to respond effectively. Can we solve the problems we face under the current Constitution or does the 21st Century call for a new Magna Carta? These questions are debated by a group of distinguished contributors that includes: Akhil Amar (Yale Law School), Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law School), Stephen Macedo (Princeton University), Larry J. Sabato (University of Virginia), and others. Among the topics debated here are: does the constitution encourage gridlock?; judicial review and democracy; an imperial presidency?; and race and the Constitution. Is the American Constitution Obsolete? is the most comprehensive one-volume debate on the pros and cons of our basic law and is ideal reading for courses that cover the Constitution. Find out more (catalog link)

What is parenthood? : contemporary debates about the family / edited by Linda C. McClain, Daniel Cere.

Location: lax
Call #: KF540 .W52 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


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Supreme Court, federal taxation, and the Constitution / by Jasper L. Cummings, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KF6289 .C862 2013
Publisher:


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How to succeed as a trial lawyer / Stewart Edelstein.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8915 .E34 2013
Publisher:


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McCormick on evidence / by Kenneth S. Broun, general editor ; contributing authors, George E. Dix ... [et al.].

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8935 .M29 2013
Publisher: Thomson Reuters/WestLaw,


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Mental disability and the death penalty : the shame of the states / Michael L. Perlin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9227.C2 P47 2013
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield,


Michael Perlin shows how the administration of the death penalty deprives persons with mental disabilities of their constitutional rights, and how trial courts and prosecutors consciously flaunt the law. Using real life examples, he brings this often overlooked situation to light and calls for immediate change. Find out more (catalog link)

Search engine freedom : on the implications of the right to freedom of expression for the legal governance of web search engines / Joris van Hoboken.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC164.C65 H63 2012
Publisher:


An exploration of how search media can be incorporated into freedom of expression doctrine, as well as media and communications law and policy more generally. It develops a theory of the legal relations between national governments and search media providers, and between end-users and information providers. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal dimension in Cold-War interactions : some notes from the field / edited by Tatiana Borisova, William Simons.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC510.A15 L39 no.62
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Given their relationship to political rhetoric, myths of the Cold War certainly matter today; the legal field is no exception. Although Cold-War studies remains a blooming field, its legal dimensions have not been sufficiently developed. Only recently have legal scholars begun to embark upon research in law and the Cold War and how this area is regarded nowadays, both explicitly implicitly. Preliminary results show that, on both sides of the Iron Curtain, knowledge of law of the Other was encapsulated within two main frameworks: ideological and pragmatic. How did these approaches interrelate and influence one another? Can pure knowledge strictly be divided from contextual conditions? The chapters in this volume present retrospective accounts of actors who have been involved in the circulation of knowledge through the Curtain and, also, research on recent political and legal phenomena echoing the Cold-War discourse. Find out more (catalog link)

Globalisation and legal scholarship / by William Twining.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1268 .T85 2011
Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers,


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Non-legality in international law : unruly law / Fleur Johns.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .J64 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


As international lawyers make law, they make non-law. Understandings of extra-legality, illegality and the like help shape the limits of global political possibility. Fleur Johns explores how non-legality is crafted in areas ranging from torture to foreign investment and from climate change to disaster relief and explains why this matters. Find out more (catalog link)

Future of International law : global government / Joel P. Trachtman, Tufts University, The Fletcher School.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .T728 2013
Publisher:


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Looting and rape in wartime : law and change in international relations / Tuba Inal.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .I53 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


Looting and Rape in Wartime examines the causes of the hundred-year gap between the prohibition against wartime looting and that against rape, theorizing the conditions necessary for the emergence of a global prohibition regime in which a particular practice is not tolerated. Find out more (catalog link)

Domestic subjects : gender, citizenship, and law in Native American literature / Beth H. Piatote.

Location: lax
Call #: PS153.I52 P53 2013
Publisher: Yale University Press,


Piatote tracks the double movement of literature and law in the contest over the aims of settler-national domestication and the defence of tribal-national culture, political rights and territory. Find out more (catalog link)

Roman Inquisition : a papal bureaucracy and its laws in the age of Galileo / Thomas F. Mayer.

Location: lax
Call #: BX1723 .M38 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


As Thomas F. Mayer demonstrates in this first study of the Roman Inquisition as institution, the Inquisition underwent constant modification as it expanded. Originally aimed to eradicate Protestant heresy, it went beyond medieval antecedents by becoming a highly articulated centralized organ directly dependent on the pope. Find out more (catalog link)

Destroying Libya and world order : the three-decade U.S. campaign to reverse the Qaddafi revolution / by Francis A. Boyle.

Location: lax
Call #: E183.8.L75 B68 2013
Publisher: Clarity Press,


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Marriage on trial : late medieval German couples at the papal court / Ludwig Schmugge ; translated by Atria A. Larson.

Location: lax
Call #: HQ1051 .S3613 2013
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press,


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Against violence against women : the case for gender as a protected class / Rona M. Fields.

Location: lax
Call #: HV6250.4.W65 F54 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


Responding to the targeted destruction of women, Fields argues for establishing Gender as a protected class under the Genocide Convention. Cases are explored, historically, anthropologically, psychologically and sociologically, from the author's field research, as well as focuses on morbidity, mortality and demographic documentation data. Find out more (catalog link)

Justice for earthlings : essays in political philosophy / David Miller.

Location: lax
Call #: JA71 .M4565 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


In the past few decades social changes have impacted how we understand justice, as societies become both more multicultural and more interconnected globally. Much philosophical thought, however, seems to proceed in isolation from these developments. While philosophers from Plato onwards have portrayed justice as an abstract, universal ideal, Miller argues that principles of justice are always rooted in particular social contexts, and connects these ideas to the changing conditions of human life. In this important contribution to political philosophy, it is argued that philosophers need to pay more attention to the way that people actually think about what's fair, and only defend principles that are feasible to apply in the real world. To understand equality of opportunity, for example, we must explore the cultural constraints that people face when presented with life choices. Justice for Earthlings also explains how national boundaries make justice at global level different from social justice. Find out more (catalog link)

Interrelation between the right to identity of minorities and their socio-economic participation / edited by Kristin Henrard.

Location: lax
Call #: K3242 .I59 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Drawing on various disciplines and case studies from several corners of the world, this volume offers insights about the breadth and complexity of the (inter)relation between the socio-economic participation of minorities and their right to (respect for) identity. Find out more (catalog link)

Cassese's international criminal law.

Location: lax
Call #: K5000 .C37 2013
Publisher:


This is an account of the principles governing international criminal law. Adopting a combination of common law and theoretical approaches, it expounds the fundamentals of the subject, providing a theoretical framework to the rules, principles, concepts, and legal constructs. Find out more (catalog link)

Community of the College of Justice : Edinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687-1808 / John Finlay.

Location: lax
Call #: KDC844 .F56 2012
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press,


The remarkable metamorphosis of eighteenth-century Edinburgh, from crisis conditions in the 1690s through the Union to the intellectual heights of Enlightenment and the development of the spectacular New Town, owed a great deal to those who spent their professional lives working in the Court of Session as members of the unique institution known as the College of Justice. James Boswell, Lord Kames, Henry Dundas, and Walter Scott are just some of those who emerged from the College to influence Scotland's place in Europe. This study investigates the important role of College members in the cultural and economic flowering of Scotland as a whole, and Edinburgh in particular, and argues that a single Law institution had a marked influence on the Scottish cultural landscape to the present day. Find out more (catalog link)

Excelling in law school : a complete approach / Jason C. Miller.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF272 .M548 2013
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business,


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Mobilizing the press : defending the First Amendment in the Supreme Court / Eric B. Easton.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2750 .E73 2012
Publisher:


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Lawyer bubble : a profession in crisis / Steven J. Harper.

Location: lax
Call #: KF300 .H3687 2013
Publisher: Basic Books,


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American legal profession in crisis : resistance and responses to change / James E. Moliterno.

Location: lax
Call #: KF300 .M648 2013
Publisher:


The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change analyzes the efforts of the legal profession to protect and maintain the status quo even as the world around it changed. James E. Moliterno demonstrates how the profession has held to its anachronistic ways at key crisis points in US history. Ultimately, he urges the profession to look outward and forward to find in society and culture the causes and connections with these periodic crises, and indoing so, to grow with the society it claims to serve. Find out more (catalog link)

Time and workplace management for lawyers / Amy L. Jarmon.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF315 .J37 2013
Publisher:


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Nuanced absolutism : Floyd Abrams & the First Amendment / Ronald K.L. Collins.

Location: lax
Call #: KF373.A273 C65 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


In Nuanced Absolutism First Amendment scholar Ronald Collins identifies, explains, and analyzes key aspects of the legal thought of America's most noted contemporary First Amendment lawyer, Floyd Abrams - a man who has had a profound impact on the law of free speech. In the process of discussing Abrams's work, the reader is introduced to "nuanced absolutism," a way of thinking about the First Amendment. Nuanced absolutism describes a tenet of existing First Amendment law that has emerged over the years and which has taken on new life in the decisional law of the Roberts Court. Before it was judge-made law, it was a brand of law argued by lawyers, most notably Floyd Abrams. One of the author's aims is to remind readers of the role played by lawyers in shaping our law, especially our supreme law. By way of an intellectual history and biographical approach to his subject, Collins explains how Abrams's nuanced absolutism operates in the context of some of the appellate cases he has litigated, the causes he has defended, and the positions he has taken in public. In short, the work is a biographical sketch and case study of one man's life in the law, the law of the First Amendment. Find out more (catalog link)

Equality in education law and policy, 1954-2010 / Benjamin M. Superfine, University of Illinois Chicago.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4155 .S87 2013
Publisher:


Drawing from law, education policy, history and political science, this book examines how the concept of equality in education law and policy has transformed from Brown v. Board of Education through the Stimulus, the major factors influencing this transformation, and the significant problems that school reforms accordingly continue to face. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and the quest for justice / edited by Marjorie S. Zatz, Doris Marie Provine, James P. Walsh.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749.A2 L39 2013
Publisher: Quid Pro Books,


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Bonds of citizenship : law and the labors of emancipation / Hoang Gia Phan.

Location: lax
Call #: KF482 .P49 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


In this study of literature and law from the Constitutional founding through the Civil War, Hoang Gia Phan demonstrates how American citizenship and civic culture were profoundly transformed by the racialized material histories of free, enslaved, and indentured labour. Bonds of Citizenship illuminates the historical tensions between the legal paradigms of citizenship and contract, and in the emergence of free labour ideology in American culture. Phan argues that in the age of Emancipation the cultural attributes of free personhood became identified with the legal rights and privileges of the citizen, and that individual freedom thus became identified with the nation-state. Situated at the nexus of literary criticism, legal studies, and labour history, Bonds of Citizenship challenges the founding fiction of a pro-slavery Constitution central to American letters and legal culture. Find out more (catalog link)

Religion, rights and secular society : European perspectives / edited by Peter Cumper, Tom Lewis.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5156 .R45 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


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Legal reasoning of the Court of Justice of the EU / Gunnar Beck.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5461 .B43 2012
Publisher:


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Constitution of France : a contextual analysis / Sophie Boyron.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJV4079 .B69 2013
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


The centrepiece of this work is the French Constitution of 1958, portrayed by the author as an innovative hybrid construct whose arrival brought the constitutional stability which had eluded France for centuries. But the creation of the 1958 Constitution was not an isolated act; it represents part of an evolutionary process which continues to this day. Even though it is codified, the constitution of the Fifth Republic has evolved so markedly that commentators have dubbed the present institutional balance the "sixth Republic". It is this dynamic of the constitution which this book seeks to explain. At the same time the book shows how the French constitution has not developed in isolation, but reflects to some extent the global movement of ideas, ideas which sometimes challenge the very foundations of the 1958 Constitution. Find out more (catalog link)

Arab spring : new patterns for democracy and international law / Edited by Carlo Panara and Gary Wilson.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMC128.5 .A73 2013
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Publishers,


The Arab Spring: New Patterns for Democracy and International Law explores a number of critical issues brought to the forefront of the international community as a result of the uprisings which began in the Middle East and North Africa in early 2011. Particularly prominent among these are issues concerning the right to democracy within international law, self-determination, recognition of newly installed governments, the use of force for humanitarian purposes, protection of human rights, and the prosecution of international crimes. This important volume brings together a multitude of fresh voices and, as events in the Arab world continue to unfold, is certain to make a valuable contribution to a meaningful understanding of the "Arab Spring" from a constitutional and international law perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Labour standards law, 1969-70.

Location: lacom-nc
Call #: KNX1264.7 1969
Publisher: Trade Bulletin Corp.


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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : the law, process and practice / Marco Odello and Francesco Seatzu.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5058.E26 O324 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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International law and civil wars : intervention and consent / Eliav Lieblich.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6368 .L54 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This volume examines the international law of forcible intervention in civil wars, focusing on the question of the consent of one of the parties to the conflict as a legitimizing factor for an external action. Find out more (catalog link)

Research handbook on human rights and humanitarian law / edited by Robert Kolb, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Gloria Gaggioli, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6440 .R47 2013
Publisher: Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar,


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Gender, national security and counter-terrorism : human rights perspectives / edited by Margaret L. Satterthwaite and Jayne C. Huckerby.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6795.T47 G46 2013
Publisher:


Human rights analyses of the counter-terrorism measures implemented in the aftermath of 11 September 2001 have assumed that men suffer the most both numerically and in terms of the nature of rights violations endured. This assumption has obscured the ways that women, men, and sexual minorities experience counter-terrorism. By integrating gender into a human rights analysis of counter-terrorismand human rights into a gendered analysis of counter-terrorismthis volume aims to reverse this trend. Through this variegated human rights lens, the authors in this volume identify the spectrum and nature of rights violations arising in the context of gendered counter-terrorism and national security practices. Introduced with a foreword by Martin Scheinin, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism, the volume examines a wide range of gendered impacts of counter-terrorism measures that have not been theorized in the leading texts on terrorism, counter-terrorism, national security, and human rights. Gender, National Security and Counter-Terrorism will be of particular interest to scholars and students in the disciplines of Law, Security Studies and Gender Studies. Find out more (catalog link)

Concept of mens rea in international criminal law : the case for a unified approach / Mohamed Elewa Badar.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7078 .B33 2013
Publisher:


The purpose of this book is to find a unified approach to the doctrine of mens rea in the sphere of international criminal law, based on an in-depth comparative analysis of different legal systems and the jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals since Nuremberg. Find out more (catalog link)

'Crimes against peace' and international law / Kirsten Sellars.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7140 .S45 2013
Publisher:


In 1946, the judges at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg declared 'crimes against peace' - the planning, initiation or waging of aggressive wars - to be 'the supreme international crime'. At the time, the prosecuting powers heralded the charge as being a legal milestone, but it later proved to be an anomaly arising from the unique circumstances of the post-war period. This study traces the idea of criminalising aggression, from its origins after the First World War, through its high-water mark at the post-war tribunals at Nuremberg and Tokyo, to its abandonment during the Cold War. Today, a similar charge - the 'crime of aggression' - is being mooted at the International Criminal Court, so the ideas and debates that shaped the original charge of 'crimes against peace' assume new significance and offer valuable insights to lawyers, policy-makers and scholars engaged in international law and international relations. Find out more (catalog link)

Slavery in international law : of human exploitation and trafficking / by Jean Allain.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7155 .A43 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Slavery in International Law sets out the law related to slavery and lesser servitudes, including forced labour and debt bonda thus developing an overall understanding of the term human exploitation, which is at the heart of the definition of trafficking. Find out more (catalog link)

Looting and rape in wartime : law and change in international relations / Tuba Inal.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .I53 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


Looting and Rape in Wartime examines the causes of the hundred-year gap between the prohibition against wartime looting and that against rape, theorizing the conditions necessary for the emergence of a global prohibition regime in which a particular practice is not tolerated. Find out more (catalog link)

Thieves of Book Row : New York's most notorious rare book ring and the man who stopped it / Travis McDade.

Location: lax
Call #: Z1029 .M33 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


In the late 1920s and early '30s, a book theft ring operating out of lower Manhattan was stealing tens of thousands of rare books per year up and down the east coast. But the investigation following a single theft in January 1931 from the New York Public Library brought it all to a halt. Find out more (catalog link)

Restricting freedoms : limitations on the individual in contemporary America / Vladimir Shlapentokh and Eric Beasley.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.U5 S497 2013
Publisher: Transaction Publishers,


In Rediscovering a Lost Freedom, Patrick Garry addresses what he sees as the most pressing speech problem of the twenty-first century: an often irresponsible media using the First Amendment as a shield behind which to hide its socially corrosive speech. To Garry, the First Amendment should protect the communicative process as a whole. And for this process to be free and open, listeners should have as much right to be free from unwanted speech as speakers do of not being thrown in jail for uttering unpopular ideas. This work proposes a government-facilitated private right to censor. Find out more (catalog link)

Felony disenfranchisement in America : historical origins, institutional racism, and modern consequences / Katherine Irene Pettus.

Location: lax
Call #: JK1846 .P48 2013
Publisher: State University of New York Press,


Here, Katherine Irene Pettus draws on philosophy, history, law, and punishment theory to make the compelling argument that state disenfranchisement policies have collective moral and political significance that transcends the personal tragedy of being legally deprived of full citizenship status. Find out more (catalog link)

Law as engineering : thinking about what lawyers do / David Howarth, University of Cambridge, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: K120 .H69 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Law as Engineering proposes a radically new way of thinking about law, as a profession and discipline concerned with design rather than with litigation, and having much in common with engineering in the way it produces devices useful for its clients. It uses that comparison to propose ways of improving legal design, to advocate a transformation of legal ethics so that the profession learns from its role in the crash of 2008, and to reform legal education and research. Find out more (catalog link)

World War II Law and Lawyers : issues, cases, and characters / Thomas J. Shaw.

Location: lax
Call #: K124.W37 S53 2013
Publisher:


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Objectivity in law and legal reasoning / edited by Jaakko Husa and Mark van Hoecke.

Location: lax
Call #: K212 .B46 2011
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


This text questions critically, in novel ways and from various perspectives, the possibilities of objectivity of legal theory in the 21st century. It transpires that legal theory is unavoidably confronted with varying conceptions of law, underlying ideologies, approaches to legal method, argumentation and discourse etc., which limit the possibilities of 'objectivity' in law and in legal reasoning. Find out more (catalog link)

Forgotten justice : the forms of justice in the history of legal and political theory / Allan Beever.

Location: lax
Call #: K215.E53 B44 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Challenging the assumptions of modern political and legal philosophy, this book presents a historical account of the development of thinking about justice and political obligations. It argues against the modern fixation with the state, and for a return to traditional conceptions of political community and the law. Find out more (catalog link)

Althusser and law / edited by Laurent de Sutter.

Location: lax
Call #: K230.A445 A67 2013
Publisher:


Althusser & Law is the first book specifically dedicated to the place of law in Louis Althussers philosophy. The growing importance of Althussers philosophy in contemporary debates on the left has - for practical and political, as well theoretical reasons - made a sustained consideration of his conception of law more necessary than ever. Find out more (catalog link)

Ashgate research companion to migration law, theory and policy / edited by Satvinder S. Juss.

Location: lax
Call #: K3275 .J87 2013
Publisher: Ashgate,


This text provides a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in migration law, theory and policy. Predominantly politico-legal in perspective, the volume includes contributions from experts in the field and offers scholars and graduate students an up-to-date guide to current thinking. Find out more (catalog link)

Intuitions of justice and the utility of desert / Paul H. Robinson.

Location: lax
Call #: K5001 .R64 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Research suggests that people of all demographics have nuanced and sophisticated notions of justice. Intuitions of Justice and the Utility of Desert sketches the contours of a wide range of lay judgments of justice, touching many if not most of the issues that penal code drafters or policy makers must face. Find out more (catalog link)

Captured by evil : the idea of corruption in law / Laura S. Underkuffler.

Location: lax
Call #: K5261 .U55 2013
Publisher:


One of the most powerful words in the English language, 'corruption' is also one of the most troubled concepts in law. According to Laura Underkuffler, it is a concept based on religiously revealed ideas of good and evil. But the notion of corruption defies the ordinary categories by which law defines crimes - categories that punish acts, not character, and that eschew punishment on the basis of religion and emotion. Drawing on contemporary examples, Underkuffler explores the implications and dangers of maintaining such an archaic concept at the heart of criminal law. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal research in a nutshell / by Morris L. Cohen, Kent C. Olson.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF240 .C54 2013
Publisher:


Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers major Internet resources as well as online databases and library materials, with almost a hundred illustrations of print and online sources. Find out more (catalog link)

Aspen handbook for legal writers : a practical reference / Deborah E. Bouchoux, Esq., Georgetown University, Member, District of Columbia (active) and California (inactive) Bars.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF250 .B68 2013
Publisher:


The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers: A Practical Reference, Second Edition, offers thorough coverage of proper legal writing technique and style to help students resolve questions and develop strong writing skills. Accessible and user-friendly, this complete reference book features : grammar, style, and usage presented in a clear, complete, and succinct format numerous helpful examples that illustrate strong and effective legal writing as well as common errors to avoid. Find out more (catalog link)

Just writing : grammar, punctuation, and style for the legal writer / Anne Enquist, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Director of the Lawyering Skills Program, Seattle University School of Law ; Laurel Currie Oates, Professor of Law, Seattle University Schoo

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF250 .E57 2013
Publisher:


Concise and student-friendly, this updated paperback helps both the novice and experienced. the authors designed their book to be efficient and effective: tailored specifically For The legal writer, this complete handbook covers the full range of principles of good legal writing, including style, grammar, punctuation, and other mechanics of writing short length and focused content make Just Writing an appropriate supplemental text for any legal writing course. Find out more (catalog link)

Finding your voice in law school : mastering classroom cold calls, job interviews, and other verbal challenges / Molly Bishop Shadel.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF283 .S52 2013
Publisher:


Finding Your Voice in Law School offers a step-by-step guide to the most difficult tests you will confront as a law student, from making a speech in front of a room full of lawyers to arguing before a judge and jury. Author Molly Shadel, a former Justice Department attorney and Columbia law graduate who now teaches advocacy at the University of Virginia School of Law, also explains how to lay a strong foundation for your professional reputation. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional law in a nutshell / by Jerome A. Barron, C. Thomas Dienes.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4550.Z9 B35 2013
Publisher: West,


This book serves as a comprehensive guide and reference tool on constitutional law. Expert authors summarize judicial review and its limits, national legislative powers, state power in American federalism, Congress and the executive power, due process of law, equal protection, freedom of expression and religion, state action, and congressional legislation in civil rights and liberties. Find out more (catalog link)

Illegal migrations and the Huckleberry Finn problem / John S.W. Park.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4755 .P368 2013
Publisher:


In Illegal Migrations and the Huckleberry Finn Problem, John Park explores problems of status and illegality in American law and society by examining on-going themes in American legal history, comparative ethnic studies, and American literature. He observes that in reconsidering racially discriminatory laws, Americans have celebrated persons who were "out of status," as well as the citizens who had helped them avoid American law. Similarly, in confronting illegal immigrants in our own time, many Americans have chosen to ignore or to violate federal laws in favor of assisting such persons. In light of these experiences, Park insists that the U.S. ought to rethink policies that have criminalized millions of immigrants, as the injustice of such rules has encouraged people to disobey the law, thereby undermining broader commitments to principles of equality and to the rule of law itself. Find out more (catalog link)

Arc of due process in American constitutional law / E. Thomas Sullivan, President, University of Vermont and Toni M. Massaro, Regent's Professor and Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law, University of Arizona.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4765 .S85 2013
Publisher:


Sullivan and Massaro describe the intricate history of what are currently considered due process rights, and maintain that modern constitutional theory and practice must adhere to it. The authors focus on the origins and contemporary uses of due process principles in American constitutional law, while offering an overarching description of the factors or normative concepts that allow courts to invalidate a government action on the grounds of due process. Find out more (catalog link)

Courthouse democracy and minority rights : same-sex marriage in the states / Robert J. Hume.

Location: lax
Call #: KF539 .H86 2013
Publisher:


In Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States, Robert J. Hume shows how increasing the democratic accountability of courts has limited the ability of judges to act as reform agents. When judges are elected, or when their decisions can be easily overturned with initiative amendment procedures, they lose the capacity to stand up for the rights of the minorities. Find out more (catalog link)

Puzzle of unanimity : consensus on the United States Supreme Court / Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt, and Artemus Ward.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .C674 2013
Publisher:


The U.S. Supreme Court typically rules on cases that present complex legal questions. Given the challenging nature of its cases and the popular view that the Court is divided along ideological lines, it's commonly assumed that the Court routinely hands down equally-divided decisions. Yet the justices actually issue unanimous decisions in approximately one third of the cases they decide. Drawing on data from the U.S. Supreme Court database, internal court documents, and the justices' private papers,The Puzzle of Unanimity provides the first comprehensive account of how the Court reaches consensus. Find out more (catalog link)

Roberts Court : the struggle for the constitution / Marcia Coyle.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .C69 2013
Publisher:


Marcia Coyles brilliant inside account of the High Court captures four landmark decisions--concerning health care, money in elections, guns at home, and race in schools. Coyle examines how those cases began--the personalities and conflicts that catapulted them onto the national scene--and how they ultimately exposed the great divides among the justices, such as the originalists versus the pragmatists on guns and the Second Amendment, and corporate speech versus human speech in the controversial Citizens United campaign case. Find out more (catalog link)

New pleading in the twenty-first century : slamming the federal courthouse doors? / Scott Dodson.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8840 .D63 2013
Publisher:


New Pleading in the Twenty-First Century: Slamming the Federal Courthouse Doors? is the first book to comprehensively analyze, critique, and provide solutions for the new pleading regime in U.S. federal courts. In two recent decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court dramatically altered the pleadingslandscape by imposing a version of fact pleading and merits screening - what the author calls "New Pleading" - that has not existed in the U.S. for 70 years.The result of this abrupt regime change is a broad, significant, and adverse effect on litigant access to civil justice. But because of its nascence, no scholar has provided a comprehensive, doctrinal, theoretical, and prospective look at what it means for U.S. federal civil procedure, both in theUnited States and in the larger global community. This book takes on that task. It synthesizes a theoretical account of New Pleading, argues that New Pleading is inconsistent with a system of procedural justice, and provides two distinct solutions for rectifying the inconsistency. Find out more (catalog link)

American juries : the verdict / Neil Vidmar & Valerie P. Hans.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8972 .V53 2007
Publisher: Prometheus Books,


Vidmar and Hans review over 50 years of empirical research on civil and criminal juries and returns a verdict that strongly supports the jury system. They place the jury system in its historical and contemporary context giving the stories behind important trials while providing fact-based answers to critical questions. Find out more (catalog link)

Power of habeas corpus in America : from the King's Prerogative to the War on Terror / Anthony Gregory, The Independent Institute, Oakland.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9011 .G74 2013
Publisher:


This book tells the story of habeas corpus from medieval England to modern America, crediting the rocky history to the writ's very nature as a government power. The book weighs in on habeas's historical controversies - addressing the writ's role in the power struggle between the federal government and the states, and the proper scope of federal habeas for state prisoners and for wartime detainees from the Civil War and World War II to the War on Terror. Find out more (catalog link)

Little Rock crisis : a constitutional interpretation / Tony Freyer.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFA3992.2 .F73 1984
Publisher: Greenwood Press,


Many people have recorded and analyzed the painful transition from racial segregation to racial integration in the US, but none has done so with greater objectivity and understanding than Freyer. By creatively narrating the twists and turns of the events surrounding the desegregation of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, Freyer has added a sound, objective, and highly readable piece to the still incomplete racial integration puzzle. Find out more (catalog link)

Development of law in frontier California : civil law and society, 1850-1890 / Gordon Morris Bakken.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFC80 .B35 1985
Publisher: Greenwood Press,


This is a thought-provoking exploration of the development of civil law in California from 1850 to 1890. Focusing upon contract, landlord and tenant, mortgage, tort, and admiralty law, Bakken argues that the formulation of the law generally responded to socioeconomic forces. He also asserts that on the operational level, the law's reach was limited by ambiguities, judicial inexactitude, and mistakes made by the bar. Find out more (catalog link)

Scene of the mass crime : history, film, and international tribunals / edited by Christian Delage and Peter Goodrich.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1168.5 .S34 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


From Nuremberg to the contemporary trials in Cambodia, film, in particular, has been crucial both as evidence of atrocity and as the means of publicising the proceedings. But what does film bring to justice? Can law successfully address war crimes, atrocities, genocide? This book answers these questions and many more. Find out more (catalog link)

Changing role of nationality in international law / edited by Alessandra Annoni and Serena Forlati.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1266 .P65 2013
Publisher:


This title provides a reappraisal of the role of nationality in international law, taking into account recent trends and developments. It features contributions from a range of experts offering a variety of approaches to the topic. Find out more (catalog link)

Shakespeare and the law : a conversation among disciplines and professions / edited by Bradin Cormack, Martha C. Nussbaum, and Richard Strier.

Location: lax
Call #: PR3028 .S533 2013
Publisher:


Shakespeare and the Law opens with three essays that provide useful frameworks for approaching the topic, offering perspectives on law and literature that emphasize both the continuities and contrasts between the two fields. In its second section, the book considers Shakespeare's awareness of common law thinking and common law practice through examinations of Measure for Measure and Othello. Building and expanding on this question, the third part inquires into Shakespeare's general attitudes toward legal systems. Find out more (catalog link)

Punishment and penance : two phases in the history of the bishop's tribunal of Novara / Thomas B. Deutscher.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKH285.E22 D48 2013
Publisher: University of Toronto Press,


Punishment and Penance provides the first comprehensive study of an Italian bishops tribunal in criminal matters, such as violence, forbidden sexual activity, and offenses against the faith. Through numerous case studies, Thomas B. Deutscher investigates the scope and effectiveness of the early modern ecclesiastical legal system. Deutscher examines the records of the bishops tribunal of the northern Italian diocese of Novara during two distinct periods: the ambitious decades following the Council of Trent (1563-1615), and the half-century leading up to the French invasions of 1790s. Find out more (catalog link)

Transitional justice in post-communist Romania : the politics of memory / Lavinia Stan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKR471 .S73 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This is the first volume to summarise the complex Romanian transitional justice effort, detail the political negotiations that have led to the adoption and implementation of relevant legislation, and assess these processes in terms of their timing, sequencing, and impact on democratization. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal mobilization under authoritarianism : the case of post-colonial Hong Kong / Waikeung Tam.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ9307 .T36 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Legal mobilisation is the process by which individuals invoke their legal rights and use litigation to defend or develop these rights against the government. Waikeung Tam uses the case study of post-colonial Hong Kong to examine how and why it arises under authoritarian regimes. Find out more (catalog link)

Rule of law in Japan : a comparative analysis / Carl F. Goodman.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNX2020 .G66 2012
Publisher:


This book discusses various Japanese legal topics in comparison to the United States approach to these same topics and analyses whether what you see as the written law in Japan is what you get in reality. The foundation for the present Japanese legal system is explored, as is the structure, makeup, and independence of the Japanese judiciary and legal professions. The application of the Japanese Constitution to activities of and limitations on powers of the Japanese government are analyzed, as are the scope and limitations of the Japanese constitutional guarantees of religious freedom, sexual equality, equal rights, and rights of the criminally accused. Find out more (catalog link)

Tomorrow's lawyers : an introduction to your future / Richard Susskind.

Location: lapsc
Call #: K120 .S87 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This book is a definitive guide to this future - for young and aspiring lawyers, and for all who want to modernize our legal and justice systems. It introduces the new legal landscape and offers practical guidance for those who intend to build careers and businesses in law Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights : theory, developments and ethical issues / editor: David J. Plevak.

Location: lax
Call #: JC571 .H77952 2013
Publisher: Nova Science Publisher's,


The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1945) was a response to the atrocities surrounding the Second World War. Many believe this Declaration resulted from a synthesis of three thousand years of Western (Judeo-Christian) philosophy, religion and culture. Now more than 60 years later, we ask, "have the principles outlined in the Declaration been realized in the way in which human rights are recognized and protected in today's world?" Several authors have responded to the challenge of addressing this question. Their responses are contained in the seven chapters of this text. This book examines Islamic, secular, animist, etc. societies in its search for potential advocates of human rights progress. Essential to any progress will be the willingness of individuals, faith organizations and governments to subordinate self-interests for the sake of the vulnerable human being. Until this happens, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights will remain a concept, yet to be realized. Find out more (catalog link)

Speech and harm : controversies over free speech / edited by Ishani Maitra and Mary Kate McGowan.

Location: lax
Call #: JC591 .S67 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Most liberal societies are committed to free speech, but there is evidence that some kinds of speech can be harmful in ways that are detrimental to important liberal values, such as social inequality. This volume draws on a range of approaches to explore the problem and determine what should be done about allegedly harmful speech. Find out more (catalog link)

Memory and transitional justice in Argentina and Uruguay : against impunity / Francesca Lessa.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.A7 L47 2013
Publisher:


Existing memory studies literature has tended to focus on commemorative sites and dates while transitional justice scholarship has primarily centered on truth commissions, trials, and reparations. This book explores the interaction between memory and transitional justice and develops a theoretical framework for bringing these two fields of study together through the concept of critical junctures. Focusing on post-dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay, Francesca Lessa uses critical junctures to track and explain moments of change. She traces and analyzes across time the dynamic evolution of and shifts in transitional justice policies and the emergence and replacement of dominant memory narratives in the context of enduring struggles for justice and against impunity. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights in the shadow of colonial violence : the wars of independence in Kenya and Algeria / Fabian Klose ; translated by Dona Geyer.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.K4 K5613 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


This title analyzes the relationship between the emergence of human rights concepts after 1945 and the increasing radicalization of colonial violence. Based on previously inaccessible material from the archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations Human Rights Commission, this comparative study uses the Mau Mau War (1952-1956) and the Algerian War (1954-1962) as case studies to examine the policies of two major imperial powers, Britain and France. Find out more (catalog link)

Fiduciary law and responsible investing : in nature's trust / Benjamin J. Richardson.

Location: lax
Call #: K1112 .R528 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This book takes a broader look at the issues facing SRI & fiduciary duties. It evaluates how the fiduciary duties & some related legal rules governing financial institutions shape the prospects for socially responsible investment, & theorises how to reform this area to promote investment that supports sustainable development. Find out more (catalog link)

Conflicts in the knowledge society : the contentious politics of intellectual property / Sebastian Haunss.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .H38 2013
Publisher:


Combining a theoretical perspective with in-depth empirical studies, Sebastian Haunss discusses how conflicts over intellectual property issues such as access to medicines, the emergence of Pirate Parties and the creation of Creative Commons are linked to more general social conflicts in the knowledge society. Find out more (catalog link)

End(s) of community : history, sovereignty, and the question of law / Joshua Ben David Nichols.

Location: lax
Call #: K230.N52 E53 2013
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press,


This book stems from an examination of how Western philosophy has accounted for the foundations of law. In this tradition, the character of the "sovereign" or "lawgiver" has provided the solution to this problem. But how does the sovereign acquire the right to found law? As soon as we ask this question we are immediately confronted with a convoluted combination of jurisprudence and theology. The author begins by tracing a lengthy and deeply nuanced exchange between Derrida and Nancy on the question of community and fraternity and then moves on to engage with a diverse set of texts from the Marquis de Sade, Saint Augustine, Kant, Hegel, and Kafka. These texts-which range from the canonical to the apocryphal-all struggle in their own manner with the question of the foundations of law. Each offers a path to the law. If a reader accepts any path as it is and follows without question, the law is set and determined and the possibility of dialogue is closed. The aim of this book is to approach the foundations of law from a series of different angles so that we can begin to see that those foundations are always in question and open to the possibility of dialogue. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal orientalism : China, the United States, and modern law / Teemu Ruskola.

Location: lax
Call #: K237 .R87 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


After the Cold War, how did China become a global symbol of disregard for human rights, while the U.S. positioned itself as the chief exporter of the rule of law? Teemu Ruskola investigates globally circulating narratives about what law is and who has it, and shows how legal Orientalism developed into a distinctly American ideology of empire. Find out more (catalog link)

Rights of victims in criminal justice proceedings for serious human rights violations / by Juan Carlos Ochoa.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .O24 2013
Publisher:


This book addresses the question of the rights of victims of serious human rights violations in a comprehensive and insightful manner, particularly victims access to and participation in criminal proceedings It is a major contribution to the field, and as such, it is one of those books that should be read by anyone interested in the protection of human rights and victims rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Religious freedom in the liberal state / Rex Ahdar and Ian Leigh.

Location: lax
Call #: K3280 .A33 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The right of religious freedom in major English speaking nations is a complex and vast topic, full of controversy. Offering a comprehensive analysis, this book examines the key questions from both a liberal democratic and religious standpoint. Find out more (catalog link)