New Practice Law Books

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

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Alzheimer's disease and dementia : a comparison of international approaches : report of the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate pursuant to S. Res. 81, sec. 17(d), March 2, 2011, resolution authorizing a study of the problems of aged and agin

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 1.1/5:112-254
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Secrets of Lawyer Video Marketing in the Age of Youtube.

Location: lapsc
Call #: HF6161.L35 S43 2012
Publisher: Word Association Publishers,


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Illicit trade in art and antiquities : international recovery and criminal and civil liability / Janet Ulph, Ian Smith ; consultant editor, Michael Tugendhat.

Location: lax
Call #: K5219 .U44 2012
Publisher: Hart, Pub.,


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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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Android apps in one hour for lawyers / Daniel J. Siegel.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF320.A9 S55 2013
Publisher:


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Case against the Davis-Bacon Act : 54 reasons for repeal / Armand J. Thieblot.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3505.C65 T448 2013
Publisher: Transaction Publishers,


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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)

Immigration law sourcebook : a compendium of immigration-related laws and policy documents.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819.85 .I4674 2013
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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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Terror courts : rough justice at Guantanamo Bay / Jess Bravin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7661 .B73 2013
Publisher:


Focusing on the military commission established by the Bush Administration to try Guantanamo Bay prisoners, Bravin describes prosecutions hampered by inadmissable evidence obtained through torture, procedures stalled by disagreements between military prosecutors and political appointees, and closed door dealings that led several prosecutors to resign. Find out more (catalog link)

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)

Civil procedure in a nutshell / by Mary Kay Kane.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8841 .K36 2013
Publisher: West/Thompson Reuters


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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)

Restorative justice and victimology : Euro-Africa perspectives / Don John O. Omale.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC977 .O46 2012
Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers,


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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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Counsel misconduct before the International Criminal Court : professional responsibility in international criminal defence / Till Gut.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7408 .G88 2012
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


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Art of justice : the judge's perspective / Ruth Herz.

Location: lax
Call #: NC953.5.F8 H47 2012
Publisher: Hart,


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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)

Religion, law, and the present water crisis / Richard A. Hughes.

Location: lax
Call #: K3496 .H84 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang,


This work documents current and impending global water shortages and opposes policies of commodification and privatization of water ownership by multinational water corporations. 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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International criminal justice : legitimacy and coherence / edited by Gideon Boas, William A. Schabas, Michael P. Scharf.

Location: lax
Call #: K5001 .I58 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


International criminal justice as a discipline throws up numerous conceptual issues, engaging disciplines such as law, politics, history, sociology, psychology to name but a few. This book addresses themes around international criminal justice from a mixture of traditional and more radical perspectives. 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)

New law and ethics in mental health advance directives : the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the right to choose / Penelope Weller.

Location: lax
Call #: K640 .W45 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


The recognition of positive rights and the growing impact of human rights principles has recently orchestrated a number of reforms in mental health law, bringing increasing entitlement to an array of health services. In this book, Weller considers the relationship between human rights and mental health law, and the changing attitudes which have led to the recognition of a right to demand treatment internationally. 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)

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
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IPad in one hour for litigators / Tom Mighell.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF320.A9 M485 2013
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Veterans appeals guidebook : representing veterans in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims / Ron Smith, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7713 .V48 2013
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Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 : analysis and case law developments / by Georgene M. Vairo.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8858 .V35 2013
Publisher: LexisNexis Matthew Bender,


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How to succeed as a trial lawyer / Stewart Edelstein.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8915 .E34 2013
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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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Law and policy of sentencing and corrections in a nutshell / by Lynn S. Branham, Visiting Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9728.Z9 B73 2013
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Real estate litigation, 2013 / general editor: LaVon M. Johns ; chapter authors, Jennifer H. Caracciolo ... [et al.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1326 .I55 2013
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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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)

Modern Chinese legal reform : new perspectives / edited by Xiaobing Li and Qiang Fang.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ2020 .M63 2013
Publisher:


This title is designed as a legal and political research tool to help English-speaking scholars interpret the many recent changes to China's legal system. Investigating subjects such as constitutional history, the intersection of politics and law, democratization, civil legal practices, and judicial mechanisms, the essays in this volume situate current constitutional debates in the context of both the country's ideology and traditions and the wider global community. Find out more (catalog link)

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
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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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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)

Crime and justice in Japan and China : a comparative view / L. Craig Parker.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7110.5 .P37 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


There are many exciting and emerging developments in the justice systems of Japan and China. This book offers an analysis of the two systems with comparisons to the United States' system of criminal justice. Many of the issues explored reflect the fascinating cultural and historical foundations of the two countries. While sharing some interesting similarities, there are vast differences in how the criminal justice systems operate. One of the major themes of Crime and Justice in Japan and China is an examination of how each society's culture has influenced crime and justice. In fact it is evident that the cultural, economic and historical influences of these two Asian giants have had a more profound influence on their justice systems than the police, courts and prisons. Find out more (catalog link)

International minimum standard and fair and equitable treatment / Martins Paparinskis.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .P368 2013
Publisher:


Investment protection treaties generally include, in one form or another, the obligation to treat investments fairly and equitably. This book examines the relationship between this obligation and the minimum standard that can be found in customary international law, tracing the history of both concepts, their differences and similarities. 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)

Directors' duties and shareholder litigation in the wake of the financial crisis / edited by Joan Loughrey.

Location: lax
Call #: KD2089 .D57 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited,


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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)

Frequently asked antitrust questions.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1649.85 .F74 2013
Publisher: ABA Section of Antitrust Law,


This book provides quick, jargon-free answers to common antitrust questions that lawyers face every day. It gives a brief refresher of the antitrust basics. Find out more (catalog link)

Practical guide to appellate advocacy / Mary Beth Beazley.

Location: lax
Call #: KF251 .B42 2010
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ; Aspen Publishers,


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

Location: lax
Call #: KF2750 .E73 2012
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Intellectual property rights : protections and enforcement / Harold E. Price and Linda S. Cox, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2979 .I584 2012
Publisher: Nova Science,


Intellectual property rights (IPR) traditionally have been matters of national concern. Individual nation states have developed IPR regimes reflecting their domestic needs and priorities. Over time, intellectual property protection and enforcement have come to the forefront as a key international trade issue for the United States, figuring prominently in the multilateral trade policy arena and in regional and bilateral U.S. free trade agreements (FTAs). This book reflects the Administration's resolve to encourage and maintain adequate and effective IPR protection and enforcement world-wide. It identifies a wide range of concerns, including troubling "indigenous innovation" policies that may unfairly disadvantage U.S. rights holders in China, the continuing challenges of copyright piracy over the Internet in countries such as Canada, Italy, and Russia, and other ongoing, systemic IPR enforcement issues presented in many trading partners around the world. Find out more (catalog link)

Visible invisibility : women of color in Fortune 500 legal departments / ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF299.M56 V57 2013
Publisher: ABA Commission on Women in the Profession,


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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)

Transactional lawyering skills : client interviewing, counseling, and negotiation / Richard K. Neumann.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF300 .N48 2013
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business,


The highly respected author of Transactional Lawyering Skills has written and co-written some of the top-selling books in the field. Designed to supplement Contract Drafting and Transactional Skills courses, his concise, straightforward explanation of professionalism covers working with transaction clients; problem-solving and problem-prevention; and transactional interviewing, counseling, and negotiation. Professional responsibility issues are fully integrated throughout the material. Going beyond simple theory, the text provides a succinct explanation of the lawyer-client relationship as well as the mechanics of transactional lawyering. Transactional Lawyering Skills can be used to help add a third credit to a 2-credit contract drafting course. Find out more (catalog link)

Patent application drafting : a practical guide / Morgan D. Rosenberg.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3120 .R67 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Patent Application Drafting: A Practical Guide, by Morgan Rosenberg, teaches the drafting of patent applications from a practical perspective. It covers the entire patent application and includes many helpful examples illustrating the process from start to finish. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF315 .J37 2013
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Successes and failures of whistleblower laws / Robert G. Vaughn.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3471 .V38 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


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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 business of the entertainment industries / Donald E. Biederman ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: KF4290 .L39 2007
Publisher: Praeger Publishers,


In response to the increasing convergence of technologies in the entertainment industries, this thoroughly updated and revised fifth edition makes the casebook more timeless. Providing contract templates covering book publishing, recording contracts, actor agreements, video game agreements, and internet agreements, among others, this new edition is more useful and illustrative of the business of entertainment for lawyers, students, and industry professionals than its competition. Introductions, notes, and cases are fully updated to take into account recent changes in the industry. This classic casebook is essential to students at law schools throughout the country and to industry professionals trying to keep up with this ever-changing field of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Dynamic constitution : an introduction to American constitutional law and practice / Richard H. Fallon, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .F35 2013
Publisher:


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Oxford introductions to U.S. law. Family law / Brian H. Bix.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF505 .B59 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


A book about family law is necessarily a book both about family life and the role law can and should take in regulating family life. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Family Law provides a critical introduction to the enduring topics in the field, including not only an overview of the basic rules, but also the history and principles underlying them. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of class action : fifty-state survey, 2012-2013 / Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee ; [edited by Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Fabrice Vincent].

Location: lax
Call #: KF8896 .L39 2013
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Criminal law and its processes : cases and materials / [compiled] by Monrad G. Paulsen, Sanford H. Kadish.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9218 .P38X
Publisher: Little, Brown,


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Criminal law and its enforcement / by John Barker Waite.

Location: lacom
Call #: KF9218 .W31947
Publisher: The Foundation Press,


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U.S. detainees and enemy belligerents : legal cases, considerations and provisions / Gale A. Lewis, Norah M. Scott, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9625 .U86 2012
Publisher: Nova Science,


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Illinois juvenile law and practice, 2013 / general editor: Lawrence Schlam ; chapter authors, Maryam Ahmad ... [et al.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1795.A6 I44 2013
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Reform of the Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure in comparative perspective / edited by Marc Groenhuijsen, Tijs Kooijmans.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKM4604.3 1926 .R44 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Looking back at the findings of the 'Strafvorderling 2001'-research project, the contributions in this book discuss the question of whether the legislator has succeeded in improving the Dutch system of criminal procedure. Find out more (catalog link)

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)

International criminal procedure : the interface of civil law and common law legal systems / edited by Linda Carter, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Global Center for Business and Development, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacrament

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7360 .I5839 2013
Publisher:


The emergence of international criminal courts, beginning with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and including the International Criminal Court, has also brought an evolving international criminal procedure. In this book, the authors examine selected issues that reflect a blending of, or choice between, civil law and common law models of procedure. The issues include background on civil law and common law legal systems; plea bargaining; witness proofing; written and oral evidence; self-representation and the use of assigned, standby, and amicus counsel; the role of victims; and the right to appeal. International Criminal Procedure will appeal to academics, students, researchers, lawyers and judges working in the field of international criminal law. 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)

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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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)

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)

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)

Little book of basketball law / Melissa Altman Linsky.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3989 .L56 2013
Publisher:


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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)

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)

California legal ethics / by Richard C. Wydick, Rex R. Perschbacher.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFC76.5.A2 W85 1997
Publisher: West Pub. Co.,


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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)

Arbitration in China : a legal and cultural analysis / Kun Fan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ1829 .F36 2013
Publisher:


Written for international businessmen, lawyers, academics, and students, this book gives the reader a unique insight into real arbitration practice in China, based on a combination of theoretical analysis and practical insights. It explains contemporary arbitration in China from an interdisciplinary perspective and with a comparative approach, setting Chinese arbitration in its wider social context to aid understanding of its history, contemporary practice, the legal obstacles to modern arbitration, and possible future trends. 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)

Biglaw : how to survive the first two years of practice in a mega-firm, or, the art of doc review / Sarah Powell.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF300 .P69 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


Powell provides the reader a unique window onto an associate's day-by-day life in an elite firm, while showing how the details make a harrowing kind of sense in the light of these firms' structure and modes of operation. Neither an expose nor a whitewash, her book employs telling anecdotes and savvy advice in crafting an informed and intensely practical guide to survival as an associate in Biglaw. But her insights into elite law practice will be of equal interest to anyone seeking to understand one of our society's most powerful institutions. Find out more (catalog link)

Short and happy guide to property / by Paula A. Franzese.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF570.Z9 F728 2011
Publisher: West,


This efficient and effective Second Edition takes difficult subject matter and makes it accessible and easy to remember. Professor Paula Franzese, a nationally renowned teacher and scholar, sets forth understandable techniques for mastering estates in land and future interests (including the dreaded rule against perpetuities), concurrent estates, landlord-tenant law, servitudes, land transactions, recording system, zoning, and eminent domain and includes, in this expanded Second Edition, the top ten themes of Property law, the rule of capture, and the law of finders. Find out more (catalog link)

Extraterritoriality and collective redress / edited by Duncan Fairgrieve, Eva Lein.

Location: lax
Call #: K2243 .E98 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Examines the extraterritorial effect of collective redress litigation, looking at the way in which many collective redress issues span frontiers, and thus involve complex transnational dynamics. Includes detailed analysis of the law and jurisprudence with significant practical impact in this area. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitution, arbitration and courts / editor: Georgios I. Zekos (University of Peloponnesus, Legal Advisor-Economist, OGA, OHE & Naupliou,Tripolis, Greece).

Location: lax
Call #: K2400 .C667 2013
Publisher:


In "Constitution, Arbitration and Courts", arbitration is examined as it began, as an extra-judicial mechanism for resolving disputes. Private arbitration predates the public court system. The ancient Sumerians, Persians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all had a tradition of arbitration. Communities introduced arbitration systems intended to resolve their communal conflicts in accordance with custom, equity and internal law. Arbitration threatened a momentous basis of judicial business, as well as judicial jobs linked to the courts caseloads. Courts perceived the growing status of arbitration as a favoured means for resolving business disputes and as a threat to their power. Courts have managed to get in the way of the arbitration process and to gain a role in arbitration. Thus, courts have taken the role of the guardian of public policy in a state, and so arbitration is considered not to be a safe, independent and fully alternative dispute mechanism. 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)

Constitutionalism of the global South : the activist tribunals of India, South Africa, and Colombia / edited by Daniel Bonilla Maldonado, Fordham University School of Law and Universidad de los Andes, School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: K3367 .C664 2013
Publisher:


The Indian Supreme Court, the South African Constitutional Court and the Colombian Constitutional Court have been among the most important and creative courts in the Global South. This book addresses in a direct and detailed way the jurisprudence of these Courts on three key topics: access to justice, cultural diversity and socioeconomic rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Neuroscience and legal responsibility / edited by Nicole A Vincent.

Location: lax
Call #: K346 .N48 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Adopting a broadly compatibilist approach, this volume's authors argue that the behavioral and mind sciences do not threaten the moral foundations of legal responsibility. Rather, these sciences provide fresh insight into human agency and updated criteria as well as powerful diagnostic and intervention tools for assessing and altering minds. Find out more (catalog link)

Revisiting the contracts scholarship of Stewart Macaulay : on the empirical and the lyrical / edited by Jean Braucher, John Kidwell and William C. Whitford.

Location: lax
Call #: K840.A6 R48 2013
Publisher: Hart,


This book contains papers, prepared for a conference held at the Wisconsin Law School in 2011, in honor the work of Stewart Macaulay, one of the most famous contracts scholars of his generation. Macaulay has been writing about contracts and contract law for over 50 years, with the 1960s being particularly productive years for Macaulay, when he introduced many novel ideas into the scholarly world. Macaulay's foundational work, for what is now called relational contract theory, was published during this period. He is also known for his use of empirical research and interdisciplinary theories which illuminate our knowledge of contracting practices. The papers reflect, in diverse ways, on the subsequent influence and the contemporary relevance of Stewart Macaulay's work. All the contributors are important contracts scholars in their own right. The book also reproduces Macaulay's most cited paper: Non-Contractual Relations in Business. Find out more (catalog link)

Shifting empire : 100 years of the Copyright Act 1911 / edited by Uma Suthersanen and Ysolde Gendreau.

Location: lax
Call #: KD1289 .S55 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


The 1911 Copyright Act was the first globalising copyright law of the 20th century. This text traces not only the history of the Act, but also its legislative impact on national copyright laws in 9 countries, and the consequences of this transplantation of the law in a modern context. Find out more (catalog link)

Storm over this court : law, politics, and Supreme Court decision making in Brown v. Board of Education / Jeffrey D. Hockett.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.B76 H63 2013
Publisher: University of Virginia Press,


In contrast to existing studies, Hockett demonstrates that the puzzle of the Brown decision defies an elegant solution. Instead, multiple theories of judicial decision making, pointing to both instrumental and noninstrumental factors, are needed to understand Supreme Court decisions. Find out more (catalog link)

According to our hearts : Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the law of the multiracial family / Angela Onwuachi-Willig.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.R47 O59 2013
Publisher:


This landmark book looks at what it means to be a multiracial couple in the United States today.According to Our Hearts begins with a look back at a 1925 case in which a two-month marriage ends with a man suing his wife for misrepresentation of her race, and shows how our society has yet to come to terms with interracial marriage. Angela Onwuachi-Willig examines the issue by drawing from a variety of sources, including her own experiences. She argues that housing law, family law, and employment law fail, in important ways, to protect multiracial couples. In a society in which marriage is used to give, withhold, and take away status in the workplace and elsewhere she says interracial couples are at a disadvantage, which is only exacerbated by current law. Find out more (catalog link)

Patenting medical and genetic diagnostic methods / Eddy D. Ventose.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3827.M4 V46 2013
Publisher:


This thoroughly-documented book explores in detail the issue of patenting medical and genetic diagnostic methods in the United States. It examines decisions of the Patent Office Boards of Appeal and the early courts on the question of whether medical treatments were eligible for patent protection under section 101 of the Patents Act. It then traces the legislative history of the Medical Procedures and Affordability Act that provided immunity for physicians from patent infringement suits. Find out more (catalog link)

Baseball trust : a history of baseball's antitrust exemption / Stuart Banner.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3989 .B36 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


In The Baseball Trust, legal historian Stuart Banner illuminates the series of court rulings that resulted in one of the most curious features of our legal system-baseball's exemption from antitrust law. A serious baseball fan, Banner provides a thoroughly entertaining history of the game as seen through the prism of an extraordinary series of courtroom battles, ranging from 1890 to the present. The book looks at such pivotal cases as the 1922 Supreme Court case which held that federal antitrust laws did not apply to baseball; the 1972 Flood v. Kuhn decision that declared that baseball is exempt even from state antitrust laws; and several cases from the 1950s, one involving boxing and the other football, that made clear that the exemption is only for baseball, not for sports in general. Find out more (catalog link)

Remote gambling : trends, policies, and federal law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3992 .R46 2013
Publisher: Nova Science,


This work explores the rise of remote gaming and its potential implications for the broader gambling industry, including traditional and tribal gaming. Find out more (catalog link)

Fugitive Slave Law in the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin : American society transforms its culture / Gerardo Del Guercio; with a foreword by Robert T. Tally, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4545.S5 G84 2013
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press,


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Tragedy of religious freedom / Marc O. DeGirolami.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4783 .D44 2013
Publisher:


Legal scholars expect to resolve religious dilemmas according to principles of equality, neutrality, or separation of church and state. But such abstractions fail to do justice to the clashing values in todayâs pluralistic society. Marc DeGirolami explains why conflicts implicating religious liberty are so emotionally fraught and deeply contested. Find out more (catalog link)

Forensic psychology consultation in child custody litigation / Phillip Stahl, Robert A. Simon, Family Law Section, American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF547 .S734 2013
Publisher:


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Property and lawyering / by R. Wilson Freyermuth, Jerome M. Organ, Alice M. Noble-Allgire.

Location: lax
Call #: KF569 .W563 2011
Publisher: Thomson/West,


Providing a strong and traditional emphasis on case analysis and legal theory, this new edition gives students an opportunity to master the substantive material by applying it in skills-based 'Lawyering Exercises.' It also provides professors with the opportunity to incorporate the teaching of fundamental lawyering skills and values, and structures its presentation of doctrine in a manner that is quite comfortable to those who have taught from other popular casebooks. In addition, this casebook features coverage of issues of current importance and/or recent public interest. Find out more (catalog link)

Moynihan's introduction to the law of real property : an historical background of the common law of real property and its modern application / by Sheldon F. Kurtz, Percy Bordwell Professor of Law, the University of Iowa College of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF570 .M6 2011
Publisher:


After setting forth the history necessary to the reader's understanding of our modern estates system, the monograph in separate chapters treats all of the freehold estates, nonfreehold estates, present interests, future interests, and concurrent estates. It also discusses the conveyancing and recording systems prevalent in the United States. While this edition adheres closely to the highly regarded prior editions, it updates the material to take into account developments in the just completed Third Restatement of Property (Wills and Other Donative Transfers). Find out more (catalog link)

Stress, trauma, and wellbeing in the legal system / edited by Monica K. Miller, Brian H. Bornstein.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8700 .S77 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This title presents theory, research, and scholarship from a variety of social scientific disciplines and offers suggestions for those interested in exploring and improving the wellbeing of those who are voluntarily or involuntarily drawn into the legal system. Find out more (catalog link)

Supreme Court confirmation hearings and constitutional change / Paul M. Collins, Jr., University of North Texas, Lori A. Ringhand, University of Georgia.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .C625 2013
Publisher:


Before Supreme Court nominees are allowed to take their place on the High Court, they must face a moment of democratic reckoning by appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite the potential this holds for public input into the direction of legal change, the hearings are routinely derided as nothing but empty rituals and political grandstanding. Paul M. Collins and Lori A. Ringhand present a contrarian view that uses both empirical data and stories culled from more than 70 years of transcripts to demonstrate that the hearings are a democratic forum for the discussion and ratification of constitutional change. Find out more (catalog link)

National juvenile defense standards.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9813 .N38 2012
Publisher: National Juvenile Defender Center ; [s.l.] : Models for Change,


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Child abduction within the European Union / Katarina Trimmings.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE1189 .T75 2013
Publisher:


he book firstly critically evaluates the evolution of the separate intra-EU child abduction regime. It then presents findings of a statistical survey into the operation of child abduction provisions of the Brussels II bis Regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

Democratic statehood in international law : the emergence of new states in post-Cold War practice / Jure Vidmar.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4002 .V53 2013
Publisher:


This book analyses the emerging practice in the post-Cold War era of the creation of a democratic political system along with the creation of new states. Find out more (catalog link)

Principled negotiation and mediation in the international arena : talking with evil / Paul J. Zwier, Emory University, School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6010 .Z95 2013
Publisher:


This book argues that it can be beneficial for the United States to talk with "evil" - that is, terrorists and other bad actors - if it uses a strategy that engages a mediator who shares the United States' principles yet is pragmatic. The project shows how the United States can make better foreign policy decisions and demonstrate its integrity for promoting democracy and human rights if it employs a mediator who facilitates disputes between international actors by moving them along a continuum of principles, as political parties act for a country's citizens. This is the first book to integrate theories of rule of law development with conflict resolution methods, and it examines ongoing disputes in the Middle East, North Korea, South America, and Africa (including Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, and Liberia). It uses a narrative approach, drawing on the author's experiences with The Carter Center and judicial and legal advocacy training to give the reader a sophisticated understanding of the current situation in these countries and of how a strategy of principled pragmatism will give better direction to U.S. foreign policy abroad. Find out more (catalog link)

Crime of aggression under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court / Carrie McDougall.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6396 .M33 2013
Publisher:


This guide to the crime of aggression provisions under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) offers an exhaustive and sophisticated legal analysis of the crime's definition, as well as the jurisdictional provisions governing the ICC's exercise of jurisdiction over the crime. A range of practical issues likely to arise in prosecutions of the crime of aggression before the ICC are canvassed, as is the issue of the domestic prosecution of the crime. It also offers an insight into the geopolitical significance of the crime of aggression and the activation of the ICC's ability to exercise its jurisdiction over the crime. Find out more (catalog link)

Diversification and fragmentation of international criminal law / edited by Larissa van den Herik and Carsten Stahn.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7000 .D58 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


This volume deals with the tension between unity and diversification which has gained a central place in the debate under the label of fragmentation. It explores the meaning, articulation and risks of this phenomenon in a specific area: International Criminal Justice. It brings together established and fresh voices who analyse different sites and contestations of this concept, as well as its context and specific manifestations in the interpretation and application of International Criminal Law. The volume thereby connects discourse on fragmentation with broader inquiry on the merits and discontents of legal pluralism in Public International Law. Find out more (catalog link)

Defending Gideon : it's time to finish what he started 50 years ago / a film by The Constitution Project ; produced by New Media Advocacy Projet (N-MAP) ; director & producer, Rebecca Richman Cohen ; producer, Adam Stofsky ; written by Francisco Bello, Re

Location: laab
Call #: DVD KF9646 .D44 2013
Publisher:


Fifty years ago, Clarence Earl Gideon was charged with breaking into a pool hall. He could not afford a lawyer to defend him in court, and after a hasty trial, he was convicted. Had Gideon accepted his fate, he’d have been imprisoned for five years. But Gideon did challenge his conviction —all the way to the Supreme Court. The result was the landmark case Gideon v. Wainwright, which guarantees poor defendants the right to counsel in criminal cases. Weaving the story of this iconic case with contemporary portraits of legal injustice, the film DEFENDING GIDEON highlights the importance of a system that guarantees representation for all—and the dire consequences when that system fails. Find out more (catalog link)

Crime and justice in India / [edited by] N. Prabha Unnithan.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7092 .C754 2013
Publisher:


Crime in India is a wide-ranging and multi-faceted phenomenon affecting the elite and the masses, government officials and ordinary citizens, rich and poor, private corporations and public organizations, and rural and urban areas alike. How does an age-old civilization that is also a modernizing democracy with a booming economy but riven with divisions of religion, language, region, while stratified by class, caste, gender, and privilege, deal with its crime problems? This edited volume was conceived to answer this question. Find out more (catalog link)

Conflict of laws in intellectual property : the CLIP principles and commentary / European Max Planck Group on Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property (CLIP).

Location: lax
Call #: K7550 .E97 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property (CLIP) Principles address issues of private law for disputes involving intellectual property rights. They were produced by a Max Planck Institute research project, in which the authors of this work were heavily involved. The Principles are intended to provide a model European framework to respond to the increasing need for guidance on the applicable law. They represent a significant body of work which will help to inform developingpractice on applicable law and conflict throughout the field.This new work presents the Principles, alongside article-by-article commentary and notes, which analyse thoroughly the context of the rule within the Principles, as well as within the existing legal solutions at the national, European and international level. It also explores the policy considerations underlying the rule, enabling a better understanding of why the Principles adopt the solutions laid out in the rules. Useful references are provided to the relevant legal provisions and casesdealing with the respective issues of intellectual property and private international law. Find out more (catalog link)

Modern legal drafting : a guide to using clearer language / Peter Butt.

Location: lapsc
Call #: K94 .B88 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Traditional legal language has some peculiar characteristics that sometimes make legal documents inaccessible to the end users. This book includes a step-by-step guide to drafting in the modern style, using four types of common legal documents: leases, company constitutions, wills and conveyances. Find out more (catalog link)

Concurrent antitrust criminal and civil proceedings : identifying problems and planning for success / editors, John H. Bogart, Jay L. Himes, Howard J. Sedran.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1652 .B64 2013
Publisher:


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Of counsel : a guide for law firms and practitioners / Jean L. Batman, Harold G. Wren, Beverly J. Glascock.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF310.O34 W74 2013
Publisher:


Provides every lawyer who is currently Of Counsel or contemplating such a position-and every firm that recognizes the status-with the background, understanding and language required to protect the interests of all concerned. Find out more (catalog link)

Changing face of US patent law and its impact on business strategy / edited by Daniel R. Cahoy, Pennsylvania State University, USA; Lynda J. Oswald, University of Michigan, USA.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3114 .C46 2013
Publisher:


Within the complex global economy, patents function as indispensable tools for fostering and protecting innovation. This volume offers a comprehensive perspective on the US patent system, detailing its many uses and outlining several critical legislative, administrative and judicial reforms that impact business strategy. Find out more (catalog link)

Consumer law revolution : the lawyer's guide to the online legal marketplace / Stephanie L. Kimbro.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF316.5 .K56 2013
Publisher:


Consumers are now turning to the Internet to find lawyers, just like they shop online to buy consumer products. Firms that lack a compelling online marketing presence will lose out on clients and revenue. The Consumer Law Revolution will show lawyers how to harness the marketing power offered by branded legal services networks such as Rocket Lawyer, Avvo, LawZam, LexSpot, and many more--and pull in new clients in the process. Find out more (catalog link)

In the clutches of the law : Clarence Darrow's letters / edited and with an introduction by Randall Tietjen.

Location: lax
Call #: KF373.D35 A4 2013
Publisher:


This volume presents a selection of 500 letters by Clarence Darrow, the pre-eminent courtroom lawyer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Randall Tietjen selected these letters from over 2,200 letters in archives around the country, as well as from one remarkable find--the kind of thing historians dream about: a cache of about 330 letters by Darrow hidden away in the basement of Darrow's granddaughter's house. This collection provides the first scholarly edition of Darrow's letters, expertly annotated and including a large amount of previously unknown material and hard-to-locate letters. Because Darrow was a gifted writer and led a fascinating life, the letters are a delight to read. This volume also presents a major introduction by the editor, along with a chronology of Darrow's life, and brief biographical sketches of the important individuals who appear in the letters. Find out more (catalog link)

Environmental law / Steven Ferrey, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF3775.Z9 F45 2013
Publisher:


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Social contract theory in American jurisprudence : too much liberty and too much authority / by Thomas R. Pope.

Location: lax
Call #: KF380 .P67 2013
Publisher:


Despite decades of attempts and the best intentions of its members, the United States Supreme Court has failed to develop a coherent jurisprudence regarding the state's proper relationship to the individual. Without some objective standard upon which to ground jurisprudence, decisions have moved along a spectrum between freedom and authority and back again, affecting issues as diverse as individual contractual liberties and the right to privacy. This book seeks to reintroduce the lessons of modern political philosophy to offer a solution for this variable application of legal principle. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal guide to enterprise mobile device management : managing bring your own device (BYOD) and employer-issued device programs / Stephen S. Wu.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C6 W84 2013
Publisher:


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Education and the law / by Stuart Biegel.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4118 .B54 2009
Publisher: Thomson/West ;


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Transgender persons and the law / Ally Windsor Howell, LL.M. ; foreword by the honorable Phyllis Randolph Frye.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4754.5 .H69 2013
Publisher:


This straightforward and informative groundbreaking book is intended to educate and inform practitioners on the various laws and landmark court cases involving transgendered individuals in a number of legal situations, including housing, veterans benefits, family law, health care, employment, criminal justice, and much more. It also discusses the myriad legal documents transgendered persons need to understand before filling out paperwork in order to change ones name, birth certificate, and gender identification. This book also includes a DVD containing a complete set of forms for all 50 states and the District of Columbia for name changes and birth certificate changes. Find out more (catalog link)

Friend of the court : on the front lines with the First Amendment / Floyd Abrams.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4770 .A915 2013
Publisher:


Since 1971, when the Pentagon Papers were leaked to the 'New York Times' and furious debate over First Amendment rights ensued, free-speech cases have emerged in rapid succession. This collection of Abrams' writings gathers speeches, articles, debates, briefs, oral arguments, and testimony from his entire career. The writings illuminate topics of ongoing import: WikiLeaks, the correctness of the Citizens United case, journalist shield laws, and, not least, the responsibilities of the press. Find out more (catalog link)

Family law / Robert E. Oliphant, Emeritus Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law ; Nancy Ver Steegh, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Justice Helen M. Meyer Professor of Child Protection Law, William Mitchell College of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF505.Z9 O43 2013
Publisher:


The comprehensive coverage of Family Law: Examples & Explanations provides readers with an in-depth understanding of complex family law principles and how they are applied Find out more (catalog link)

Oklahoma's Indian new deal / Jon S. Blackman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8205 .B58 2013
Publisher:


Jon Blackman has mined hearings and reports of the U.S. Congress and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to highlight the voices of Oklahoma Indians in the debates over the 1936 Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act, which extended to them the very benefits from which they had been exempted two years before in the Indian Reorganization Act. Thoroughly documented, wholly contextualized, and compellingly argued, this book is a must-read for students of Native American and Oklahoma history. Find out more (catalog link)

Theory of shield laws : journalists, their sources, and popular constitutionalism / Dean C. Smith.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8959.P7 S63 2013
Publisher:


In this history of debate over journalists' confidential sources, starting in 1894, Smith employs contemporary theories of constitutional interpretation to weave a surprising narrative melding legislature-made statutory law and court-made constitutional law. Working under the banner of popular constitutionalism, Smith tests Michael Gerhardt's theory of non-judicial precedents to illuminate the role journalists and press advocates played in shaping the path of constitutional law and giving voice to deeply felt First Amendment values. Along the way, the author corrects the historical record in important ways, including recasting events that led to the nation's first shield law in 1896. Find out more (catalog link)

Criminal procedure stories / edited by Carol S. Steiker.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9618 .C753 2006
Publisher: Foundation Press/Thomson/West,


Unlike casebooks, this title goes with greater detail into the human stories and the social, political, and legal contexts of the "big" Supreme Court cases regarding criminal justice. It unearths details not available anywhere else. In addition to great narrative enrichment, it provides the provocative thoughts of highly respected scholars who are each experts on the particular cases they address. This book will greatly enhance the teaching of both police practices (a/k/a "Cops and Robbers") and criminal adjudication (a/k/a "Bail to Jail") by providing both important context not available in any casebook and by offering the insights of some of the scholars who have thought the most deeply about these cases and issues. Find out more (catalog link)

Cases & problems in criminal procedure : the courtroom / by Myron Moskovitz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9618 .M67 2009
Publisher: LexisNexis Matthew Bender,


This unique coursebook attempts to recreate for law students the experience that lawyers have when analyzing the procedural issues involved in the investigatory phase of a criminal case. This approach not only enhances learning but also makes learning enjoyable since students get to play lawyer. At the outset of each chapter, a complex problem is presented in the form of a memo to a law clerk working in a variety of settings (reporting to a public defender, prosecutor, judge or private criminal defense attorney). The problem is followed by the research tools--relevant cases and statutes--necessary to solve the problem. Notes follow many cases, suggesting to students how the cases might be used to analyze the problem. They also contain summaries of recent cases which may give students a broader perspective on how courts are handling the issues raised by the main cases. This book focuses on criminal procedure under the United States Constitution. Find out more (catalog link)

Cases and materials on juvenile justice administration / by Barry C. Feld.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9779 .F45 2009
Publisher: Thomson/West,


This casebook focuses on three themes: legal, administrative, and policy issues associated with regulating children rather than adults; procedural and substantive implications of a justice system that emphasizes treatment rather than punishment; and tensions between discretion and rules that occur when states treat children rather than punish adults. It incorporates empirical evaluations and developmental psychological research on adolescent competence and presents criminological studies of controversial issues such as gender and racial disparities in juvenile justice administration. It also examines pretrial detention and alternative sentencing options available to juvenile courts and discusses how and when states try youths in criminal court. Find out more (catalog link)

Current problems in the protection of human rights : perspectives from Germany and the UK / edited by Katja S. Ziegler and Peter M. Huber.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5132 .C87 2013
Publisher:


While the legal systems of the UK and Germany differ in essential respects, the process of 'constitutionalisation' is well recognised in both countries. This book provides a comparative UK-German perspective on recent developments, addressing human rights questions which arise in both jurisdictions. Find out more (catalog link)

Lawyering Europe : European law as a transnational social field / edited by Antoine Vauchez and Bruno de Witte.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE3704 .L39 2013
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Hart Publishing,


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International humanitarian law and the changing technology of war / edited by Dan Saxon.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6471 .I569 2013
Publisher:


Increasingly, war is and will be fought by machines - and virtual networks linking machines - which, to varying degrees, are controlled by humans. This book explores the legal challenges for armed forces resulting from the development and use of new military technologies - automated and autonomous weapon systems, cyber weapons, "non-lethal" weapons and advanced communications - for the conduct of warfare. The contributions, each written by scholars and military officers with expertise in International Humanitarian Law (EHL), provide analysis and recommendations for armed forces as to how these new technologies may be used in accordance with international law. Moreover, the chapters provide suggestions for military doctrine to ensure continued compliance with IHL during this ever-more-rapid evolution of technology. Find out more (catalog link)

Introduction to international refugee law / edited by Rafiqul Islam and Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6530 .I68 2013
Publisher:


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Modern piracy : legal challenges and responses / edited by Douglas Guilfoyle, Reader in Law, University College London, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7212 .M63 2013
Publisher:


This collection of outstanding essays by outstanding scholars and practitioners examines the background to the re-emergence of piracy in South Asia, East and West Africa and explores the complex legal and practical challenges which crafting effective responses has presented. Find out more (catalog link)

Proportionality and constitutional culture / Moshe Cohen-Eliya and Iddo Porat.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .C54 2013
Publisher:


Proportionality is currently the most important constitutional doctrine worldwide, spreading to every democracy apart from the USA. Although widely discussed, it has not been the subject of a thorough cultural and historical examination until now. This book compares proportionality with its counterpart in American constitutional law, balancing. Find out more (catalog link)

Primer on criminal law and neuroscience : a contribution of the Law and Neuroscience Project supported by the MacArthur Foundation / edited by Stephen J. Morse and Adina L. Roskies.

Location: lax
Call #: K5027 .P75 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This handbook, the result of a three-year multidisciplinary initiative supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundation, brings lawyers, neuroscientists, and philosophers together to explore the appropriate relation between neuroscience and law. Find out more (catalog link)

Monaghan on equality law / Karon Monaghan, QC.

Location: lax
Call #: KD4095 .M66 2013
Publisher:


Written by a leading human rights and employment and practitioner, the new edition of Monaghan on Equality Law combines a comprehensive survey of UK equality law with an analytical critique of the legal framework and the concepts that underpin it. The text provides practical guidance on equality law as it applies to specific practice areas including employment, goods and services, housing, education, transport, and public law. It covers the history of equality law,domestically, regionally, and internationally. It also considers the social and political context for equality. Find out more (catalog link)

Injustice system : a murder in Miami and a trial gone wrong / Clive Stafford Smith.

Location: lax
Call #: KF224.M2115 S65 2012
Publisher: Viking,


A man wrongly condemned to death for murder, a crusading lawyer determined to free him, an investigation that reveals corruption at every turn. This book reads like a page-turning detective story, with one crucial difference: can we be sure that justice will be served at the end? Find out more (catalog link)

Unfair to genius : the strange and litigious career of Ira B. Arnstein / Gary A. Rosen.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.A76 R67 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The long and tortured career of Ira B. Arnstein, the unrivaled "king of copyright infringement plaintiffs," opens a curious window into the evolution of copyright law in the United States. As Gary A. Rosen shows in this frequently funny and always entertaining history, the litigious Arnstein unwittingly transformed not just copyright, but American popular music itself. A youthful prodigy in the late nineteenth century, Arnstein performed at the famous 1893 "White City" exhibition in Chicago. By the 1920s, he was a moderately successful songwriter and performer in New York, but beginning in 1928, his career entered a steep descent, and he was reduced to near-penury. Embittered, he became convinced that other artists were making fortunes off of his material, and so began a quixotic two-decade campaign to sue each and every one of them. While Arnstein failed in every case, Rosen shows that the decisions rendered--often by the famous jurist Learned B. Hand--ultimately defined some of the basic parameters of modern copyright law. Find out more (catalog link)

Telecom antitrust handbook.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2765.Z9 T45 2013
Publisher:


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Practitioner's guide to defense of EPL claims / Amy S. Wilson, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3471 .P72 2013
Publisher:


Employment Practices Liability insurance is a relatively recent phenomenon on the propert-casualty insurance industry. The Practitioners Guide to Defense of EPL Claims is a new guide by the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section that covers punitive damages, investigating EPLI-covered claims, emotional injury, and litigation of EPLI claims. Find out more (catalog link)

Dressing constitutionally : hierarchy, sexuality, and democracy from our hairstyles to our shoes / Ruthann Robson, City University of New York School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C56 R63 2013
Publisher:


The intertwining of our clothes and our Constitution raise fundamental questions of hierarchy, sexuality, and democracy. From our hairstyles to our shoes, constitutional considerations both constrain and confirm our daily choices. The regulation of what we wear - or don't - is ubiquitous. This book examines the rights to expression and equality, as well as the restraints on government power, as they both limit and allow control of our most personal choices of attire and grooming. Find out more (catalog link)

RCRA practice manual / Theodore L. Garrett, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3945 .R35 2013
Publisher:


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Sext ed : obscenity versus free speech in our schools / Joseph Oluwole and Preston C. Green III ; with the assistance of Melissa Stackpole ; foreword by Eunice A. Grippaldi.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4159 .O45 2013
Publisher:


In several states, teenagers who engage in "sexting" could be in violation of child pornography laws and if convicted of such, teens could end up on sex offender lists with rapists and child molesters. The authors of this text examine this thorny issue, arguing that teenagers who have engaged in consensual sexting should not automatically be punished under child pornography laws. Equally important: the book presents in-depth analysis of the issue of school regulations on sexting pursuant to the Free Speech Clause. This book is the first volume devoted to the topic of consensual student sexting, and how the First Amendment may apply to this unique 21st-century phenomenon. It provides an overview of sexting laws in the United States and does a thorough job of discussing the First Amendment issues that all policymakers, educators, and child advocates should be aware of. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial role : statutory interpretation and the pragmatic judicial partner / William D. Popkin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF425 .P6695 2013
Publisher:


This book deals with the central question in statutory interpretation -- the role of the judge. It argues that it is both legitimate and desirable for the interpreter to take into account policy considerations when determining the meaning of a statute. The author calls this pragmatic judicial partnering. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights in the constitutional law of the United States / Michael J. Perry, Emory University School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .P47 2013
Publisher:


This book explicates the morality of human rights and elaborates three internationally recognized human rights that are entrenched in U.S. constitutional law: the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishment; the right to moral equality; and the right to religious and moral freedom. Find out more (catalog link)

On dissent : its meaning in America / Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4786 .C65 2013
Publisher:


America values dissent. It tolerates, encourages, and protects it. But what is this thing we value? That is a question never asked. There is a need to develop some clarity about the phenomenon we call dissent, and On Dissent attempts to offer a conceptual yardstick that offers a measure of its meaning. Find out more (catalog link)

Election law in a nutshell / by Daniel P. Tokaji, Robert M. Duncan/Jones Day Designated Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4886 .T65 2013
Publisher:


Election law is a dynamic and quickly growing field that has garnered enormous public interest. It is a subject of great practical importance to lawyers and law students, with increasing litigation and several important decisions from the Supreme Court in recent years. This Nutshell provides a succinct and thorough description of the law governing voting rights, elections, and the political process in the United States. The topics addressed include the fundamental right to vote, gerrymandering, minority voting rights, ballot access, voter identification, recounts, direct democracy, and campaign finance. The Nutshell covers the constitutional law in these areas, including rights of free speech and equal protection, as well as the Voting Rights Act and other essential statutes. It addresses Shelby County v. Holder and other cases from the 2012-13 Supreme Court Term. Find out more (catalog link)

Alternative dispute resolution in a nutshell / by Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley, Professor of Law, Director of ADR & Conflict Resolution Program, Fordham University, School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9084.Z9 N65 2013
Publisher:


This title presents a concise summary of alternatives to the court adjudication of disputes. On-point discussion facilitates an understanding of the wide variety of options available that can better suit a client's needs, such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and various hybrids such as arb-med, med-arb, consensus-building as well as court-connected processes. Particular attention is focused on the legal and ethical issues associated with negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Each chapter contains a bibliography. This is a must read for anyone interested in the field of dispute resolution. Find out more (catalog link)

Outsourcing justice : the rise of modern Arbitration laws in America / Imre Szalai.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9085 .S98 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


Arbitration is a method of dispute resolution in which parties agree to submit their dispute to a private, neutral third person, instead of a traditional court with a judge and jury. This private system of arbitration, which is often confidential and secretive, can be a polar opposite, in almost every way, to the public court system. Over the past few decades, arbitration agreements have proliferated throughout American society. Such agreements appear in virtually all types of consumer transactions, and millions of American workers are bound by arbitration agreements in their employment relationships. America has become an "arbitration nation," with an increasing number of disputes taken away from the traditional, open court system and relegated to a private, secretive system of justice. How did arbitration agreements become so widespread, and enforceable, in American society? Find out more (catalog link)

Handbook on questioning children : a linguistic perspective / Anne Graffam Walker, Ph.D. with Julie Kenniston, MSW, LSW ; editors Sally Small Inada, M.A. and Julie Kenniston, MSW, LSW ; Catherine Caldwell, J.D. Legal Researcher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9672 .W29 2013
Publisher:


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Reforming juvenile justice : a developmental approach / Committee on Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform ; Richard J. Bonnie ... [et al.], editors ; Committee on Law and Justice ; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; National Research

Location: lax
Call #: KF9779 .R44 2013
Publisher: The National Academies Press,


The past decade has seen an explosion of knowledge about adolescent development and the neurological underpinnings of adolescent behavior. There has also been an explosion of knowledge about the pathways to delinquency and the effectiveness of prevention and treatment programs. In addition, the negative long-term effects of transferring youths to the adult criminal justice system and confining them in harsh conditions are now increasingly clear. Reforming Juvenile Justice details what has been learned about adolescent development and how that knowledge can be applied to the policies of the police, the courts, and other institutions that are responsible for both the safety of communities and holding people accountable for their behavior. Find out more (catalog link)

Litigation in the Netherlands : civil procedure, arbitration, and administrative litigation / by Marieke van Hooijdonk and Peter Eijsvoogel, Partners at Allen & Overy Amsterdam.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKM1666 .H66 2012
Publisher:


This book offers the ideal way for a foreign lawyer to get in touch with litigation practice and procedure in the Netherlands. Whether a lawyer comes to Dutch litigation in the normal course of business, or whether the brief and inexpensive kort geding (preliminary relief proceedings) is the main attraction, this concise guide provides a solid understanding of the practical implications of Dutch litigation. Find out more (catalog link)

Normative pluralism and international law : exploring global governance / edited by Jan Klabbers, Touko Piiparinen.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1256 .N67 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This text addresses conflicts involving how law relates normative orders. The assumption behind the book is that law no longer automatically claims supremacy, but that actors can pick and choose which code to follow. The book covers conflicts between legal orders and conflicts involving law and honour, self-regulation, lex mercatoria, local social practices, bureaucracy, religion, professional standards, and morality. Find out more (catalog link)

Ashgate research companion to international criminal law : critical perspectives / edited by William A. Schabas, Yvonne McDermott, Niamh Hayes.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7050 .A834 2013
Publisher: Ashgate,


This unique research companion takes a critical approach to a wide variety of theoretical, practical, legal and policy issues surrounding and underpinning the operation of international criminal law as applied by international criminal tribunals. The authors raise issues which are likely to provide the most significant challenges and most promising opportunities for the continuing development of this body of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Sex and international tribunals : the erasure of gender from the war narrative / Chiseche Salome Mibenge.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .M53 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


In this work, Chiseche Salome Mibenge identifies the cultural assumptions behind the legal profession's claims to impartiality and universality. Focusing on the postwar tribunals in Rwanda and Sierra Leone, she mines the transcripts of local and supranational criminal trials and truth and reconciliation commissions in order to identify and critique legal definitions of forced marriage, sexual enslavement, and the conscription of children which deny a gendered experience of armed conflict beyond the mass rape of women and girls. Find out more (catalog link)

Rules, politics, and the international criminal court : committing to the court / Yvonne Dutton.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7312 .D88 2013
Publisher:


In this work, Dutton examines the ICC and whether and how its enforcement mechanism influences state membership and the court's ability to realize treaty goals, examining questions such as: Why did states decide to create the ICC and design the institution with this uniquely strong enforcement mechanism? Find out more (catalog link)

Proportionality and constitutional culture / Moshe Cohen-Eliya and Iddo Porat.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .C54 2013
Publisher:


Proportionality is currently the most important constitutional doctrine worldwide, spreading to every democracy apart from the USA. Although widely discussed, it has not been the subject of a thorough cultural and historical examination until now. This book compares proportionality with its counterpart in American constitutional law, balancing. Find out more (catalog link)

Cosmopolitan state / H. Patrick Glenn.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .G57 2013
Publisher:


This book outlines the subtlety of the law of cosmopolitan states, law which has survived through periods of nationalism and which provides the working methods for the reconciliation of diverse populations. Combining law, history, political science, political philosophy, international relations, and the new logics, it demonstrates that the idea of the nation-state has failed and should yield to an understanding of the state as necessarily cosmopolitan in character. Find out more (catalog link)

Intangible cultural heritage in international law / Lucas Lixinski.

Location: lax
Call #: K3710 .L59 2013
Publisher:


Intangible cultural heritage is the traditional practices, expressions, knowledge, and skills that form part of a community's culture. It is protected by a 2003 UNESCO Convention, and by several regional and national instruments. This text analyses its legal protection, including from within human rights, intellectual property, and contract law. Find out more (catalog link)

Primer on criminal law and neuroscience : a contribution of the Law and Neuroscience Project supported by the MacArthur Foundation / edited by Stephen J. Morse and Adina L. Roskies.

Location: lax
Call #: K5027 .P75 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This handbook, the result of a three-year multidisciplinary initiative supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundation, brings lawyers, neuroscientists, and philosophers together to explore the appropriate relation between neuroscience and law. Find out more (catalog link)

Monaghan on equality law / Karon Monaghan, QC.

Location: lax
Call #: KD4095 .M66 2013
Publisher:


The new edition of Monaghan on Equality Law is a comprehensive survey of UK equality law, EU and human rights law and some comparative law. Providing an extensive examination of the Equality Act 2010, it also offers guidance on the application of equality law to a wide range of specific areas. Find out more (catalog link)

Injustice system : a murder in Miami and a trial gone wrong / Clive Stafford Smith.

Location: lax
Call #: KF224.M2115 S65 2012
Publisher: Viking,


True stories of wrongful convictions are by their nature utterly compelling, but most Americans don't believe them. How can our vaunted system break down so miserably? InThe Injustice System, Clive Stafford Smith details a spectacular example of a bogus conviction, and the many lives ruined by it. It is a superbly written account of only one case, but one of thousands. John Grisham Find out more (catalog link)

Unfair to genius : the strange and litigious career of Ira B. Arnstein / Gary A. Rosen.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.A76 R67 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The long and tortured career of Ira B. Arnstein, "the unrivaled king of copyright infringement plaintiffs," opens a curious window into the evolution of copyright law in the United States. As Gary A. Rosen shows in this frequently funny and always entertaining history, the litigious Arnstein was a trenchant observer and most improbable participant in the transformation of not just copyright, but of American popular music itself. A musical prodigy in the late nineteenth century, Arnstein performed as a boy soprano at the famous 1893 "White City" exhibition in Chicago. He grew up to be a composer of moderate accomplishment, but by the mid-1920s his fortunes had reversed in the face of changing tastes and times. Embittered and confused, he became convinced that he was the victim of a conspiracy to steal his music and set out on a three-decade-long campaign to prove it, suing most of the major players in the popular music industry of his day. Although Arnstein never won a case, Rosen shows that the decisions rendered ultimately defined some of the basic parameters of copyright law. Find out more (catalog link)

Principled stand : the story of Hirabayashi v. United States / Gordon K. Hirabayashi with James A. Hirabayashi and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.H565 H57 2013
Publisher: University of Washington Press,


In 1943, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi defied the curfew and mass removal of Japanese Americans on the West Coast, and was subsequently convicted and imprisoned as a result. In 'A Principled Stand', Gordon's brother James and nephew Lane have brought together his prison diaries and voluminous wartime correspondence to tell the story of Hirabayashi v. United States, the Supreme Court case that in 1943 upheld and on appeal in 1987 vacated his conviction. For the first time, the events of the case are told in Gordon's own words. The result is a compelling and intimate story that reveals what motivated him, how he endured, and how his ideals changed and deepened as he fought discrimination and defended his beliefs. Find out more (catalog link)

Telecom antitrust handbook.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2765.Z9 T45 2013
Publisher:


Comprehensive review of the application of antitrust law and principles to the communications market and an invaluable resource for both antitrust and telecom practitioners. It discusses substantive antitrust law applicable to the communications industries, including horizontal mergers, vertical mergers, joint ventures, and restraints of trade. Find out more (catalog link)

What if I say the wrong thing? : 25 habits for culturally effective people / Verna Myers.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF300 .M944 2013
Publisher:


The book is a perfect handbook for anyone who is looking to develop the habits of culturally effective people. In this handy reference, you'll find answers to questions about all types of diversity issues and tips about how to practice culturally effective habits. With the variety of suggested follow-ups and actions contained within it, you will better know how to handle your own situations. Find out more (catalog link)

Acing professional responsibility : a checklist approach to professional responsibility problems / Leslie W. Abramson.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF306 .A735 2009
Publisher: Thomson Reuters/West,


This study aid features an innovative method of content organization. It uses a checklist format to lead students through questions they need to ask to fully evaluate the legal problem they are trying to solve. It also synthesizes the material in a way that most students are unable to do on their own, and assembles the different issues, presenting a clear guide to analysis that students can draw upon when writing their exams. Other study aids provide sample problems, but this book offers a systematic approach to problem solving. Find out more (catalog link)

Pharmaceutical patents : issues and considerations / Florian Aerts, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3133.D78 P53 2013
Publisher:


Although brand-name pharmaceutical companies routinely procure patents on their innovative medications, such rights are not self-enforcing. Brand-name firms that wish to enforce their patents against generic competitors must therefore commence litigation in the federal courts. Such litigation ordinarily terminates in either a judgement of infringement, which typically blocks generic competition until such time as the patent expires, or a judgement that the patent is invalid or not infringed, which typically opens the market to generic entry. This book introduces and analyses innovation and competition policy issues associated with pharmaceutical patent litigation settlements. It begins with a review of pharmaceutical patent litigation procedures under the Hatch-Waxman Act, then introduces the concept of reverse payment settlements, and analyses the status of reverse payment settlements under antitrust laws, and discusses congressional issues and possible alternatives. Find out more (catalog link)

Technology solutions for today's lawyer / Jeffrey Allen and Ashley Hallene.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF320.A9 A428 2013
Publisher:


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Becoming the tech savvy family lawyer / Melissa A. Kucinski and Daniel J. Berlin ; Section of Family Law, American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF320.A9 K83 2013
Publisher:


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Practitioner's guide to defense of EPL claims / Amy S. Wilson, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3471 .P72 2013
Publisher:


Employment Practices Liability insurance is a relatively recent phenomenon on the propert-casualty insurance industry. The Practitioners Guide to Defense of EPL Claims is a new guide by the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section that covers punitive damages, investigating EPLI-covered claims, emotional injury, and litigation of EPLI claims. Find out more (catalog link)

Flash mob law : the legal side of planning and participating in pillow fights, no pants rides, and other shenanigans / Ruth Carter, Esq.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3993 .C37 2013
Publisher:


As flash mobs gain increasing prevalence there is a great need for organizers and participants alike to be aware of the various legal issues they may encounter. This new book is the first book of its kind to discuss the legal side of flash mobs and presents the reader with everything he or she needs to know about where the law stands on all issues related to the planning and execution of flash mobs. Find out more (catalog link)

Sext ed : obscenity versus free speech in our schools / Joseph Oluwole and Preston C. Green III ; with the assistance of Melissa Stackpole ; foreword by Eunice A. Grippaldi.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4159 .O45 2013
Publisher:


In several states, teenagers who engage in "sexting" could be in violation of child pornography lawsand if convicted of such, teens could end up on sex offender lists with rapists and child molesters. The authors of this text examine this thorny issue, arguing that teenagers who have engaged in consensual sexting should not automatically be punished under child pornography laws. Equally important: the book presents in-depth analysis of the issue of school regulations on sexting pursuant to the Free Speech Clause. This book is the first volume devoted to the topic of consensual student sexting, and how the First Amendment may apply to this unique 21st-century phenomenon. It provides an overview of sexting laws in the United States and does a thorough job of discussing the First Amendment issues that all policymakers, educators, and child advocates should be aware of. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial role : statutory interpretation and the pragmatic judicial partner / William D. Popkin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF425 .P6695 2013
Publisher:


This book deals with the central question in statutory interpretation -- the role of the judge. It argues that it is both legitimate and desirable for the interpreter to take into account policy considerations when determining the meaning of a statute. The author calls this pragmatic judicial partnering. The pragmatic approach rejects two traditional views of the judicial role -- textualism and intentionalism -- which assume that the interpreter is nothing but a legislative agent. Find out more (catalog link)

On dissent : its meaning in America / Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4786 .C65 2013
Publisher:


America values dissent. It tolerates, encourages, and protects it. But what is this thing we value? That is a question never asked. There is a need to develop some clarity about the phenomenon we call dissent, and On Dissent attempts to offer a conceptual yardstick that offers a measure of its meaning. Find out more (catalog link)

Take up your pen : unilateral presidential directives in American politics / Graham G. Dodds.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5053 .D63 2013
Publisher:


Although public awareness of unilateral presidential directives has been growing over the last decade - sparked in part by Barack Obama's use of executive orders and presidential memoranda to reverse many of his predecessor's policiesas well as by the number of unilateral directives George W. Bush promulgated for the 'War on Terror' - Graham G. Dodds reminds us that not only has every single president issued executive orders, such orders have figured in many of the most significant episodes in American political history. Find out more (catalog link)

Buried treasure : finders, keepers, and the law / by Cecil C. Kuhne III..

Location: lax
Call #: KF713.T7 K84 2013
Publisher:


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Cases and materials on the rules of evidence / by Olin Guy Wellborn III.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8934 .W44 2012
Publisher: Thomson/West,


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Evidence : a contemporary approach / by Sydney A. Beckman, Susan Crump, and Fred Galves.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8935 .B37 2009
Publisher: West,


Evidence: A Contemporary Approach is the latest addition in a new breed of casebook. This book provides a comprehensive, engaging and effective treatment of evidence presented in a clear and concise format that is accessible and engaging to students. The casebook features a novel visual display and layout that uses text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, references to scholarly debates, useful information for students, and questions to provoke thought. A major distinguishing feature of the book is its inclusion of an accompanying electronic version with extensive hyperlinking to Westlaw versions of legal materials, Black's Law Dictionary definitions, supplementary online resources, and more. Find out more (catalog link)

Learning evidence : from the federal rules to the courtroom / by Deborah Jones Merritt, Ric Simmons.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8935 .M47 2012
Publisher: Thomson/West,


Learning Evidence engages students by offering colorful courtroom examples, excerpts from trial transcripts, and lucid explanations of each evidentiary rule. The second edition has been fully updated to reflect the emergence of electronic media, the Supreme Court's Sixth Amendment jurisprudence, and the restyled Federal Rules of Evidence. Find out more (catalog link)

Alternative dispute resolution in a nutshell / by Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley, Professor of Law, Director of ADR & Conflict Resolution Program, Fordham University, School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9084.Z9 N65 2013
Publisher:


This title presents a concise summary of alternatives to the court adjudication of disputes. On-point discussion facilitates an understanding of the wide variety of options available that can better suit a client's needs, such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and various hybrids such as arb-med, med-arb, consensus-building as well as court-connected processes. Particular attention is focused on the legal and ethical issues associated with negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Each chapter contains a bibliography. This is a must read for anyone interested in the field of dispute resolution. Find out more (catalog link)

Outsourcing justice : the rise of modern Arbitration laws in America / Imre Szalai.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9085 .S98 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


Drawing on previously untapped archival sources, this book explores the many different people, institutions, forces, beliefs, and events that led to the enactment of modern arbitration laws during the 1920s, and this book examines why America's arbitration laws radically changed during this period. By examining this history, this book demonstrates how the U.S. Supreme Court has grossly misconstrued these laws and unjustifiably created an expansive, informal, private system of justice touching almost every aspect of American society and impacting the lives of millions. Find out more (catalog link)

Reforming juvenile justice : a developmental approach / Committee on Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform ; Richard J. Bonnie ... [et al.], editors ; Committee on Law and Justice ; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; National Research

Location: lax
Call #: KF9779 .R44 2013
Publisher: The National Academies Press,


Reforming Juvenile Justice details what has been learned about adolescent development and how that knowledge can be applied to the policies of the police, the courts, and other institutions that are responsible for both the safety of communities and holding people accountable for their behavior. It examines programs that have been effective in reducing reoffending and lays out the basis for a 21st-century juvenile justice system. This volume will be valuable not only to policy makers and those involved in the juvenile justice system, but also to parents, school officials, and others who face the often perplexing behavior of adolescents. Find out more (catalog link)

Litigation in the Netherlands : civil procedure, arbitration, and administrative litigation / by Marieke van Hooijdonk and Peter Eijsvoogel, Partners at Allen & Overy Amsterdam.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKM1666 .H66 2012
Publisher:


This book offers the ideal way for a foreign lawyer to get in touch with litigation practice and procedure in the Netherlands. Whether a lawyer comes to Dutch litigation in the normal course of business, or whether the brief and inexpensive kort geding (preliminary relief proceedings) is the main attraction, this concise guide provides a solid understanding of the practical implications of Dutch litigation. Find out more (catalog link)

Normative pluralism and international law : exploring global governance / edited by Jan Klabbers, Touko Piiparinen.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1256 .N67 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This text addresses conflicts involving how law relates normative orders. The assumption behind the book is that law no longer automatically claims supremacy, but that actors can pick and choose which code to follow. The book covers conflicts between legal orders and conflicts involving law and honour, self-regulation, lex mercatoria, local social practices, bureaucracy, religion, professional standards, and morality. Find out more (catalog link)

Ashgate research companion to international criminal law : critical perspectives / edited by William A. Schabas, Yvonne McDermott, Niamh Hayes.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7050 .A834 2013
Publisher: Ashgate,


This unique research companion takes a critical approach to a wide variety of theoretical, practical, legal and policy issues surrounding and underpinning the operation of international criminal law as applied by international criminal tribunals. The authors raise issues which are likely to provide the most significant challenges and most promising opportunities for the continuing development of this body of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Sex and international tribunals : the erasure of gender from the war narrative / Chiseche Salome Mibenge.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .M53 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


In this work, Chiseche Salome Mibenge identifies the cultural assumptions behind the legal profession's claims to impartiality and universality. Focusing on the postwar tribunals in Rwanda and Sierra Leone, she mines the transcripts of local and supranational criminal trials and truth and reconciliation commissions in order to identify and critique legal definitions of forced marriage, sexual enslavement, and the conscription of children which deny a gendered experience of armed conflict beyond the mass rape of women and girls. Find out more (catalog link)

Rules, politics, and the international criminal court : committing to the court / Yvonne Dutton.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7312 .D88 2013
Publisher:


Since World War II, the world community has increasingly turned to international institutions as a way to monitor and improve states practices as relates to protecting individual human rights. The treaty creating the very recent International Criminal Court (ICC), however, has a much stronger enforcement mechanism than is usually associated with international human rights treaties: states have delegated to the court and its independent prosecutor the authority and resources to investigate, arrest, prosecute, and punish state nationals for mass atrocities should the state be unwilling or unable to do so. In this new work, Dutton examines the ICC and whether and how its enforcement mechanism influences state membership and the courts ability to realize treaty goals. Find out more (catalog link)

Digital crossroads : telecommunications law and policy in the internet age / Jonathan E. Nuechterlein and Philip J. Weiser.

Location: lax
Call #: HE7781 .N84 2013
Publisher:


In Digital Crossroads, two experts on telecommunications policyoffer a comprehensive and accessible analysis of the regulation of competition in the U.S.telecommunications industry. Find out more (catalog link)

Business persons : a legal theory of the firm / Eric W. Orts.

Location: lax
Call #: K1301 .O78 2013
Publisher:


This text provides a scholarly and yet accessible introduction to the legal framework of modern business enterprises. It explains the legal ideas that allow for the recognition of firms as organizational 'persons' having social rights and responsibilities, and how law sets the boundaries of firms. Find out more (catalog link)

Law after modernity / Sionaidh Douglas-Scott.

Location: lax
Call #: K230.D68 A35 2013
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


This book argues that we live in an age 'after Modernity' and that legal theory must take account of this fact. It attacks, as outdated, theories of law which rest on widespread notions of law's autonomy and systematic nature and on certain notions of justice, personhood and legitimacy. Find out more (catalog link)

Class, mass, and collective arbitration in national and international law / S.I. Strong.

Location: lax
Call #: K2400 .S8725 2013
Publisher:


Class arbitration first developed in the United States in the 1980s as a means of providing large numbers of individuals with the opportunity to assert their claims at the same time and in the same proceeding. Large-scale arbitration has since spread beyond US borders, with collective arbitration being seen in Europe and mass arbitration being used in the international investment regime. This title considers all three forms of arbitration as a matter of domestic and international law, providing arbitrators, advocates and scholars with the tools they need to evaluate these sorts of procedural mechanisms. Find out more (catalog link)

Contemporary issues in refugee law / edited by Satvinder Singh Juss, Colin Harvey.

Location: lax
Call #: K3230.R45 C66 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Refugee law is going through momentous times, as dictatorships tumble, revolutions simmer, amd the 'Arab awakening' gives way to the spread of terror from Syria to the Sahel in Africa. This compilation of topical chapters, by some of the leading scholars in the field, cover major themes of rights, security, the UNHCR, international humanitarianism, and state interests and sets out to map new contours. Find out more (catalog link)

Individual rights and the making of the international system / Christian Reus-Smit.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .R485 2013
Publisher:


Shows the central role struggles over individual rights played in the development of today's global system of sovereign states. Find out more (catalog link)

Religion in a liberal state / edited by Gavin D'Costa, Malcolm Evans, Tariq Modood and Julian Rivers.

Location: lax
Call #: K3280 .R4297 2013
Publisher:


From the Islamic head-dress, to artistic offence, to religious sensibilities and the refusal of some Christians to provide services to LGBT people, headline-grabbing stories now regularly involve questions of religion. This book brings the best of academic thinking to bear from the key disciplines of law, sociology, politics and theology. Find out more (catalog link)

Interpretation of international investment law : equality, discrimination, and minimum standards of treatment in historical context / by Todd Weiler.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .W45 2013
Publisher:


In The Interpretation of International Investment Law: Equality, Discrimination and Minimum Standards of Treatment in Historical Context, author Todd Weiler demonstrates how historiographical analysis should be adopted in the interpretation of international investment law obligations. Weiler subjects some of the most commonly held beliefs about the nature and development of international investment law to a critical re-appraisal, based upon meticulously assembled historical record. In the process, the book provides readers with a fresh perspective on some of the oldest obligations in international law. Find out more (catalog link)

ABCs of the UCC : Article 9, Secured transactions / Russell A. Hakes, Emeritus Professor of Law, Widener University School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1050.Z9 H355 2013
Publisher:


This is an introduction to the law governing security interests in personal property, which is based on Article 9 of the UCC. This book explains terminology, structure, and methodology of security interests governed by Article 9 in a concise and yet thorough manner. Practitioners can use the book to become conversant with the scope, concepts, and structure of Article 9 and how security interests are created, priority is established and remedies are pursued upon default. Find out more (catalog link)

ABA standards for criminal justice. Law enforcement access to third party records.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1263.C65 A44 2013
Publisher:


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ABA standards for criminal justice. Law enforcement access to third party records.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1263.C65 A44 2013
Publisher:


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Franchising : cases, materials, and problems / lead editor, Alexander M. Meiklejohn.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2023 .F693 2013
Publisher:


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Congress, the Supreme Court, and religious liberty : the case of City of Boerne v. Flores / Jerold Waltman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.B613 W35 2013
Publisher:


In a landmark case, City of Boerne v. Flores the Supreme Court struck down a major federal statute - the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. This decision raised questions not only about religious freedom in America, but also about federalism and separation of powers. Using the narrative framework of a tense dispute that divided a small Texas town, Waltman offers an analysis of the constitutional jurisprudence involved in the passage of the act. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal writing by design : a guide to great briefs and memos / Teresa J. Reid Rambo and Leanne J. Pflaum.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF250 .R35 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


The second edition of Legal Writing by Design remains unique in demonstrating how to transform thoughts into writing by explaining the link between thinking and writing. It doesn't just tell the reader to "argue by analogy" or to "apply the rule" it explains the design of the thinking involved in those processes and shows how to transform that design into writing. Through easily understandable hypotheticals, outlines, graphics, exercises, and writing samples, many garnered during the authors' combined forty-plus years of teaching legal writing and appellate advocacy to law students, Legal Writing by Design comprehensively demonstrates how to transform ideas into exceptional writing. Find out more (catalog link)

Brief guide to brief writing : demystifying the memorandum of law / Janet S. Kole.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF251 .K65 2013
Publisher:


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Professional responsibility : examples & explanations / W. Bradley Wendel, Professor of Law, Cornell University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF306 .W46 2014
Publisher:


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Personal branding in one hour for lawyers / Katy Goshtasbi.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF316.5 .G67 2013
Publisher:


With over 1.2 million licensed attorneys in the United States, how do lawyers stand out from their fellow practitioners and get jobs, promotions, clients, and referrals? To survive and thrive, lawyers must develop their own intentional personal brand to distinguish themselves from the competition. In Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers, personal branding expert and experienced attorney Katy Goshtasbi explains how attorneys can highlight their unique talents and abilities, manage their perceptions, and achieve greater success as a lawyer in the process. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal project management in one hour for lawyers / Pamela H. Woldow and Douglas B. Richardson.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF318 .W65 2013
Publisher:


Legal clients are responding to today's unprecedented financial pressures by demanding better predictability, cost-effectiveness and communication from their outside legal service providers. They give their business to those who can manage legal work efficiently--and take it away from those who can't or won't. Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers provides any attorney with practical skills and methods for improving efficiency, keeping budgets under control, building strong working relationships with clients, and maximizing profitability. Find out more (catalog link)

Social media law : a handbook of cases and use / Ursula Furi-Perry.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C6 F87 2013
Publisher:


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Estates, future interests, and powers of appointment in a nutshell / by Thomas P. Gallanis, Lawrence W. Waggoner.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF605 .W33 2014
Publisher: West,


This comprehensive guide provides an overview of the rules and principles of estates and future interests, including concurrent estates, marital estates (including the modern elective share), and powers of appointment. it includes new innovations from the Restatement 3d of Property, modernizing the law of future interests and dramatically changing the Rule Against Perpetuities. The book also has exercises, with answers at the back. Valuable for students in first-year Property and upper-year courses in trusts and estates. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal courts / Laura E. Little, Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government, Temple University, Beasley School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8719 .L58 2013
Publisher:


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Class Action Fairness Act : law and strategy / Gregory C. Cook, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8896 .C66 2013
Publisher:


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Trying cases to win : in one volume / Herbert J. Stern, Stephen A. Saltzburg.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8915 .S737 2013
Publisher:


The trial process is the sum of its parts: opening argument, direct and cross examination, and summation. In Trying Cases to Win, nationally known trial lawyer Herbert J. Stern provides an overall blueprint for conduct in the courtroom as he guides the reader through each of these segments. Rather than a collection of anecdotal war stories from various trials, Stern outlines the nuts and bolts of the right-and wrong-approach, processes and strategies for every component needed for trial success. Each volume is also available separately. The complete five-volume set includes: Voir Dire and Opening Argument, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Summation, Anatomy of a Trial. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial politics of economic integration : the Andean Court as an engine of development / Osvaldo Saldias.

Location: lacom
Call #: KG736.A5 S24 2014
Publisher:


The Judicial Politics of Economic Integration analyses development strategies and regional integration in the Andean Community (the former Andean Pact) of Latin American nations; focusing on the establishment of the Andean Court of Justice and its case law, as well as the intellectual underpinnings that made such an impressive reform possible. The court is a transplant taken from the European integration process, and it materializes the visions, expectations, and dreams of the transnational development movement of "integration through law". The book discusses the outcomes of the Court in the light of the debates about judicial reform in the process of development and regional integration. Although it clearly confirms several earlier claims that "one size does not fit all", it provides new evidence that legal reform is not futile. On the contrary, the book argues, if driven reflexively it can be a considerable contribution to the creation of capabilities and improvement of a democratic rule of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Fleeing homophobia : sexual orientation, gender identity and asylum / edited by Thomas Spijkerboer.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5144.G39 F58 2013
Publisher:


Each year, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex asylum seekers apply for asylum in EU Member States. This book considers the position of LGBTI asylum seekers in European asylum law. Developing an encompassing approach to the topic, the book identifies and analyzes the main legal issues arising in relation to LGBTI people seeking asylum. Find out more (catalog link)

Consumer legislation in Italy : a study prepared for the EC Commission / Gustavo Ghidini.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKH3276 .G55 1980
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold,


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Integration at the border : the Dutch Act on Integration Abroad and international immigration law / Karin de Vries.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKM3023 .V75 2013
Publisher:


A recent development in the immigration policies of several European states is to make the admission of foreign nationals dependent upon criteria relating to their integration. This book aims to clarify the legal implications of these policies Find out more (catalog link)

Trust law in Asian civil law jurisdictions : a comparative analysis / edited by Lusina Ho and Rebecca Lee.

Location: lacom
Call #: KM216 .T78 2013
Publisher:


This book examines the reception of the trust and the latest legal reforms in civilian jurisdictions in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan. It evaluates these Asian approaches after comparing their legal responses to a common set of hypothetical scenarios adopted in the Trento trust project in Europe. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


This ambitious book examines the notion of legal transparency from a unique cultural and historical perspective. Drawing from their combined academic and practical experience with both Chinese and Western legal traditions, authors John Head and Xing Lijuan explore how an intense debate pitting legal transparency against legal opaqueness unfolded in dynastic Chinese law, which began in the dark mists of history and ended formally just over a hundred years ago. Find out more (catalog link)

Aspects of sovereignty : Sino-Swedish reflections / edited by Per Sevastik.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4041 .A84 2013
Publisher:


The overall objective of this unique volume is to understand what effects globalisation has had on the traditional views of sovereignty, seen from aChinese and European, primarily Swedish, perspective. Does the cultural-historical approach have any value in China today or is it only seenas political reminiscence with very little real effects in the wake of globalisation? What are the differences between different understandings ofsovereignty in different parts of the world? How has the concept changed generally because of a different international structure, with for exampleregional integration gaining in importance not least in Europe? These are some of the underlying questions being addressed in this anthology.The authors are Chinese and Swedish scholars who offer reflections from the perspective of legal philosophy, public international law, international human rights law, economic law and international relations. Find out more (catalog link)

Counter-terrorism, human rights and the rule of law : crossing legal boundaries in defence of the state / edited by Aniceto Masferrer and Clive Walker.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7220 .C6773 2013
Publisher:


After more than a decade of counter-terrorism legal responses since 9/11, the challenges of providing a secure and protective state have severely affected traditional legal concepts and categories in jurisdictions around the world. The contributors to this book explore how developments in counter-terrorism have resulted in pressures to cross important ethical, legal, and organizational boundaries. Find out more (catalog link)

Evidence in international criminal trials : confronting legal gaps and the reconstruction of disputed events / by Mark Klamberg.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7422 .K58 2013
Publisher:


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Massive resistance and media suppression : the segregationist response to dissent during the civil rights movement / David J. Wallace.

Location: lax
Call #: E185.61 .W18 2013
Publisher:


Wallace explores the role and methods of media suppression in the South during the civil rights movement and the southern "massive resistance" to integration. Segregationists understood the importance of public opinion to defending their social system, and, as a result, desperately fought to influence how the civil rights movement and segregation were defined for the nation. However, when certain national news coverage and the voices of a minority of southern journalists challenged the growing massive resistance extremism and the arguments used to preserve the "southern way of life," segregationists responded with organized attempts to silence criticism, dissent and public debate within the press. Find out more (catalog link)

Endtimes of human rights / Stephen Hopgood.

Location: lax
Call #: JC571 .H65 2013
Publisher:


In a book that is at once passionate and provocative, Stephen Hopgood argues, against the conventional wisdom, that the idea of universal human rights has become not only ill adapted to current realities but also overambitious and unresponsive. Find out more (catalog link)

Negotiating autonomy in greater China : Hong Kong and its sovereign before and after 1997 / edited by Ray Yep.

Location: lax
Call #: JS7367.3 .A3 N44 2013
Publisher:


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Jiu jitsu jurisprudence : a guide to balance your life practice and law practice with Brazilian jiu jitsu / by Ryan Danz.

Location: lapsc
Call #: K120 .D36 2013
Publisher:


Jiu Jitsu Jurisprudence provides lawyers with an alternative way to balance their busy and stressful lives-both in and out of the courtroom-through the sport and meditational practices of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It incorporates a total body workout while enhancing mental faculties (awareness, concentration, reaction) with emotional benefits (confidence, perspective, goals) and a greater sense of camaraderie and well-being that can assist the practitioner in all aspects of his or her legal career. Find out more (catalog link)

UNHCR and the supervision of international refugee law / edited by James C. Simeon.

Location: lax
Call #: K3230.R45 U54 2013
Publisher:


Simeon examines the UNHCR's central role in the international refugee protection regime, analyses the part played by key institutions, organizations and actors in the supervision of international refugee law, and provides suggestions and recommendations for how the UNHCR's supervisory role can be strengthened. Find out more (catalog link)

Choice-of-court agreements under the European and International Instruments : the Revised Brussels I Regulation, the Lugano Convention, and the Hague Convention / Trevor C. Hartley.

Location: lax
Call #: K7625 .H37 2013
Publisher:


This text considers choice-of-court agreements in light of all European and international instruments: the 2005 Hague Convention, the Brussels 1 Regulation (both the 2000 and 2012 versions), and the Lugano Convention of 2007. It benefits from thematic organisation according to principal questions and carefully chosen appendices. Find out more (catalog link)

Applying Sharia in the West : facts, fears and the future of Islamic rules on family relations in the West / edited by Maurits S. Berger.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP173.25 .A67 2013
Publisher:


This volume provides new insights in the concept of shari'a in the West, and sets out a framework of how shari'a in the West can be studied. The premise of this volume is that one needs to focus on the question 'What do Muslims do in terms of shari'a?' rather than 'What is shari'a?'. This perspective shows that the practice of Sharia is restricted to a limited set of rules that mainly relate to religious rituals, family law and social interaction. The framework of this volume then continues to explore two more interactions: the Western responses to these practices of shari'a and, in turn, the Muslim legal reaction to these responses. Find out more (catalog link)

Sharia and Islamic public law in time of war and peace / M. Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP50 .B37 2014
Publisher:


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U.S. regulation of hedge funds / Shartsis Friese LLP, Douglas L. Hammer, Carolyn S. Reiser, Geoffrey W. Haynes, Neil J. Koren, James J. Frolik, Christina M. Hamilton, Ellyn T. Roberts, Joan L. Grant.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1078 .U14 2013
Publisher:


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Marble and the sculptor : from law school to law practice / Keith Lee.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF297 .L44 2013
Publisher:


The Marble and the Sculptor provides readers with a clear path from law student to lawyer, with a fundamental understanding of what it expected of him or her as a new attorney: the triumphs and tragedies, the ups and downs, and the wins and losses. It will provide a foundation from which new lawyers can grow and build their own successful careers. In other words, it is THE go-to handbook for all aspiring new lawyers. Find out more (catalog link)

Making partner : the essential guide to negotiating the law school path and beyond / Adam Gropper.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF300 .G76 2013
Publisher:


Competition is tough and jobs are limited. Use Making Partner to learn strategies and tactics for achieving your career goals.Making Partner provides practical information and specific advice about how to obtain a position at a top law firm of any size, including AmLaw 100 firms, and how to excel once you are there. The advice is given in the form of a step-by-step explanation of a highly effective and proven method used to secure a top law firm job, and detailed best practices to follow to be a star associate on the fast track to partnership and a successful junior partner. Find out more (catalog link)

Civil rights litigation : representing plaintiffs today / Rebecca A. Taylor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4750 .T37 2013
Publisher:


This book seeks to help lawyers, their clients, and the general public negotiate the field of civil rights law in the social and political climate of America today. Civil Rights Litigation is a step toward sharing information and cooperation between everyone who supports civil rights, including the separate movements, attorneys, their clients, and the general public. Find out more (catalog link)

Defining the struggle : national organizing for racial justice, 1880-1915 / Susan D. Carle.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4757 .C37 2013
Publisher:


Since its founding in 1910--the same year as another national organization devoted to the economic and social welfare aspects of race advancement, the National Urban League--the NAACP has been viewed as the vanguard national civil rights organization in American history. But these two flagship institutions were not the first important national organizations devoted to advancing the cause of racial justice. Instead, it was even earlier groups -- including theNational Afro American League, the National Afro American Council, the National Association of Colored Women, and the Niagara Movement - that developed and transmitted to the NAACP and National Urban League foundational ideas about law and lawyering that these latter organizations would then pursue.With unparalleled scholarly depth, Defining the Struggle explores these forerunner organizations whose contributions in shaping early twentieth century national civil rights organizing have largely been forgotten today. It examines the motivations of their leaders, the initiatives they undertook, and the ideas about law and racial justice activism they developed and passed on to future generations. Find out more (catalog link)

Guide to international estate planning : drafting, compliance, and administration strategies / Leigh-Alexandra Basha, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF750.A2 I575 2013
Publisher:


This resource provides expert and current guidance on the basic principles of international estate planning, the complex taxation issues involved, jurisdictional options, and governmental controls and reporting requirements. Find out more (catalog link)

Forensic autopsy for lawyers / Michael J. Panella and Samuel D. Hodge. Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8802 .H63 2013
Publisher:


The results of the autopsy can be essential evidence in the prosecution of a crime. Such evidence is also necessary in civil cases where tort liability is a key element of a case. Without a firm cause or manner of death. This book will make a lawyer aware of the methods that may be critical in accurately establishing the cause and manner of death, including histology, radiology, microbiology, toxicology, serology, and special forensic laboratory testing. Containing more than 200 illustrations and photos, The Forensic Autopsy is an important guide to maximizing an attorney's use of the autopsy when providing legal representation. Find out more (catalog link)

Search and seizure in the public schools / Lawrence F. Rossow and Jacqueline A. Stefkovich.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9630.Z9 R67 2014
Publisher: Education Law Association,


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Defending DUI and related cases, 2014 edition / Ernest R. Blomquist III, Thomas M. Moran, general editors ; chapter authors, Charles S. Beach II ... [et al.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1497.8 .D44 2014
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Illinois civil discovery practice, 2014 / chapter authors, Lew R. C. Bricker ... [et al.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1737 .I45 2014
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Brief history of the origins and development of the European Court of Human Rights / Diana Babuskova.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5138 .B33 2013
Publisher:


The European Court of Human Rights is a supra-national or international court established by the European Convention on Human Rights. It hears applications alleging that a contracting state has breached one or more of the human rights provisions concerning civil and political rights set out in the Convention and its protocols. An application can be lodged by an individual, a group of individuals or one or more of the other contracting states, and, besides judgements, the Court can also issue advisory opinions. The Convention was adopted within the context of the Council of Europe, and all of its 47 member states are contracting parties to the Convention. The Court is based in Strasbourg, France. In this book a brief history of the origins and development of the Court is being presented. The appendix contains the most basic documents of the Court and it is one of the first books containing the recently (May 2013) updated Rules of Court. Find out more (catalog link)

Pilot-judgment procedure of the European Court of Human Rights / by Dominik Haider.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5138 .H35 2013
Publisher:


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Prohibition of torture in exceptional circumstances / Michelle Farrell.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7170 .F37 2013
Publisher:


Rather than engaging the question of whether torture can be justified in exceptional circumstances, Michelle Farrell asks how and why torture has become such a central subject of debate and critiques existing legal and moral approaches to torture with the aim of turning the debate on its head. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

Location: lax
Call #: JN36 .C94 2013
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This accessible and detailed book takes an interdisciplinary approach in exploring the position of national parliaments in the EU polity and in particular their position within the EU governance framework. Adam Cygan analyses the impact of subsidiarity monitoring upon national parliaments and to what extent this provides new opportunities for national parliaments to be engaged in, and exert influence over, the EU legislative process. Find out more (catalog link)

Liberalization of trade in legal services / Gilles Muller.

Location: lax
Call #: K120 .M85 2013
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The internationalization of legal services and the development of corporatelaw firms have led to profound changes in the practice of law, giving it amore commercial and international focus. These changes, coupled with a generalintolerance of restrictions to competition, have led governments to reconsiderthe way they regulate the profession. Find out more (catalog link)

Trade secrets : a legal research guide / by Grace M. Mills.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: K1577 .M55 2013
Publisher:


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

Location: lax
Call #: K183 .U53 2013
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Legal thought and philosophy : what legal scholarship is about / Bert van Roermund, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Location: lax
Call #: K235 .R64 2013
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From a conception of justice as principled political self-restraint, the book explains why there are moral reasons to separate law from morality conceptually and in what sense a legal order is positive - that is, set by authority and bound up with history. The book explores the possible conditions under which law may become an object of knowledge and theorizing, before finally discussing how these features come together in law as rule-following by citizens, officials, judges, and legislators alike. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lax
Call #: K3260 .H86 2013
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The right to food is a basic human right, as well as a basic human need which should be guaranteed to all people. Food is the most basic necessity of life. When talking about the right to food, we generally tend to focus only on the developing countries and their right to food. In recent years, another issue with regard to food has been added as a human right: the right to safe food. The right to food has been recognized in numerous international instruments, including several meetings attended by world leaders or their representatives where they have increasingly committed themselves to promoting this right. Unfortunately, the international legal recognition of the right to adequate food and numerous commitments to its fulfillment has not translated into widespread acknowledgement and incorporation domestically by all States. Much of the content of the right to food has been developed as a result of these instruments; therefore it is necessary to look at them. This collection presents the most important documents and reports from the United Nations, regional organizations, and national achievements. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lax
Call #: K3570 .B64 2013
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This volume explores the effectiveness of legal interventions aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles. In it, W.A. Bogart examines the complex effects of law and its relationship with norms, including the unintended consequences of regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .B56 2013
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The diverse contributors to this substantial volume vividly illuminate the complex relationships between biodiversity and climate change, and explore potential solutions through environmental law in local, national and transnational settings. This book makes an important academic contribution towards linking legal solutions to global warming with biodiversity conservation, and it should appeal especially to scholars concerned about these issues in developing countries. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .R47 2013
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This handbook discusses the challenges brought about by the need to adapt to changing climate. It considers how adaptation is necessary to address impacts resulting from the warming of the Earth's atmosphere which is already unavoidable due to past emissions. Find out more (catalog link)

Terror detentions and the rule of law : US and UK perspectives / Robert H. Wagstaff.

Location: lax
Call #: K5437 .W34 2014
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In this book Dr. Robert H. Wagstaff documents President George W. Bush's and Prime Minister Tony Blair's responses to 9/11, alleging that they failed to protect the human rights of individuals suspected of terrorist activity. The analytical focus is on the four US Supreme Court decisions involving detentions in Guantanamo Bay and four House of Lords decisions involving detentions that began in the Belmarsh Prison. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

How the law works / Gary Slapper.

Location: lax
Call #: KD661 .S584 2014
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How the Law Works is a refreshingly clear and reliable guide to the legal system in the UK. Offering interesting and comprehensive coverage, it makes sense of all the curious features of the law in day to day life and in current affairs. Explaining the law and legal jargon in plain English, it provides an accessible entry point to the different types of law and legal techniques, as well as the impact of European law and human rights law. In addition to explaining the role of judges, lawyers, juries and parliament, it clarifies the mechanisms behind criminal and civil law. How the Law Works is essential reading for anyone approaching law for the first time, or for anyone who is interested in an engaging introduction to the subjects bigger picture. Find out more (catalog link)

Torts / by Edward J. Kionka.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF1250 .K527 2013
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


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

Location: lax
Call #: KF272 .W47 2014
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This book argues that the legal academy has long neglected the needs to focus teaching and scholarship on the ideals of justice that law fitfully serves, the political origins of law, and the development of a respectful but critical relationship with the legal profession. It suggests reforms to improve the quality of legal education and responds to concerns that law schools eschew the study of justice. Find out more (catalog link)

Starting a law practice and professionalism for new lawyers / Alexander Y. Benikow.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF300 .B46 2013
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Formal ethics opinions, 1999-2013 / Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF305 .A2 2013
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Arnstein & Lehr LLP, the first 120 years / Louis A. Lehr, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KF318 .A765 2013
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Benjamin Ferencz, Nuremberg prosecutor and peace advocate / Tom Hofmann.

Location: lax
Call #: KF373.F395 H64 2014
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At the conclusion of World War II, war crimes tribunals were carried out at Nuremberg, Germany. Justice was meted out for major war criminals, and Benjamin Ferencz was chief prosecutor for what the Associated Press said was the largest murder trial in history. This biography of the last living Nuremberg prosecutor traces his life from early childhood growing up as an immigrant in Hell's Kitchen in New York City, to Harvard Law School, to the U.S. Army and Patton's Judge Advocate War Crimes Investigation Section, to the Nuremberg Tribunals and beyond. His life has been spent working toward the goal of world peace through law, not war, including the successful formation of the International Criminal Court, in which Ferencz played a key role. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lax
Call #: KF373.T35 P78 2013
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Devil is in the details : understanding the causes of policy specificity and ambiguity / Rachel VanSickle-Ward.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4945 .V36 2014
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The level of detail in a given law can have dramatic consequences for how that law is interpreted and applied. In The Devil Is in the Details, Rachel VanSickle-Ward focuses on the dynamics of social policy construction in the United States in order to better understand why the wording of legislation can range from the specific to the ambiguous. When policies are high salience, the fissures produced by partisan discord, interest group diversity, and pluralistic executive branches promote ambiguous policy. When policies are lower profile, this relationship is more tenuous and, at times, inverted, with contention producing more policy detail. Put simply, on important and controversial legislation, ambiguity serves as a vehicle for compromise when key participants disagree over details. Moreover, fragmentation is a more powerful driver of ambiguity than limits in technical expertise or legislative capacity. This multi-method investigation is the first to measure statute specificity directly. VanSickle-Ward combines comprehensive content analysis of more than 250 health and welfare bills passed in 44 states in the 1990s and 2000s with in-depth interviews of policy-making elites. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lax
Call #: KF505 .D54 2013
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The rise in divorce, cohabitation, single parenthood and same-sex partnerships along with an increase in surrogacy, adoption and assisted reproductive technologies has led to many diverse configurations of families, or intimate associations. The authors show that children of married parents fare better than children in a household formed by cohabiting adults. This is not to condemn non-traditional families but to point out that society and the law do not adequately provide for their needs. In conclusion, they call for a legal system that can adapt to the continually changing reality of family life. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lax
Call #: KF5060 .E96 2013
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When an economic collapse, natural disaster, epidemic outbreak, terrorist attack, or internal crisis puts a country in dire need, governments must rise to the occasion to protect their citizens, sometimes employing the full scope of their powers. How do political systems that limit government control under normal circumstances allow for the discretionary and potentially unlimited power that such emergencies sometimes seem to require? Constitutional systems aim to regulate government behavior through stable and predictable laws, but when their citizens freedom, security, and stability are threatened by exigencies, often the government must take extraordinary action regardless of whether it has the legal authority to do so. In Extra-Legal Power and Legitimacy: Perspectives on Prerogative, Clement Fatovic and Benjamin A. Kleinerman examine the costs and benefits associated with different ways that governments have wielded extra-legal powers in times of emergency. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lax
Call #: KF7745 .H34 2013
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Contracts : examples & explanations / Brian A. Blum.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF801 .B58 2013
Publisher:


Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. Find out more (catalog link)

Contracts : a contemporary approach / by Christina L. Kunz, Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law; Carol L. Chomsky, Professor of Law, University of Minnessota Law School.

Location: lax
Call #: KF801.A7 K864 2013
Publisher: West,


This casebook allows students to learn more effectively by providing critical reading and thinking questions and well-situated text boxes with supplemental information to explain and expand understanding. With better advance preparation, class can begin at a more sophisticated level and proceed to deeper issues. The material is presented in a visually engaging manner, and the accompanying electronic version provides live links to cited sources and useful websites. Provisions from the Restatement, UCC, CISG, and UNIDROIT appear in text, eliminating the need for a statutory supplement. The book is organized chronologically in the traditional order for contract analysis. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .H375 2013
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In this groundbreaking new work, Anna Harvey reports evidence showing that the Supreme Court is in fact extraordinarily deferential to congressional preferences in its constitutional rulings. Analyzing cross-national evidence, Harvey also finds that the rights protections we enjoy in the United States appear to be largely due to the fact that we do not have an independent Supreme Court. In fact, we would likely have even greater protections for political and economic rights were we to prohibit our federal courts from exercising judicial review altogether. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Location: lax
Call #: KF9345 .L49 2013
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Tough on Hate is the first book to examine the cultural politics of hate crimes both within and beyond the law. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including personal interviews, unarchived documents, television news broadcasts, legislative debates, and presidential speeches, the book challenges readers