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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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
Publisher:


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

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
Publisher:


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
Publisher:


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

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
Publisher:


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

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
Publisher:


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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
Publisher:


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

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

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


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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
Publisher:


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

Location: lax
Call #: KF9747 .H65 2014
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Living in Infamy uncovers the origins of felon disfranchisement and traces the expansion of the practice to felons regardless of race and its spread beyond the South, establishing a system that affects the American electoral process today. Find out more (catalog link)

Annual National Institute on Consumer Financial Services Basics.

Location: lax
Call #: KF975 .A55
Publisher:


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Illinois causes of action : estate, business & nonpersonal injury actions / Timothy W. Kelly, Richard P. Goldenhersh, general editors ; chapter authors, James L. Anderson ... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1730 .I38 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

EU consumer law and policy / Stephen Weatherill, Jacques Delors Professor of European Law, Somerville College and Faculty of Law, Oxford University, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6577 .W43 2013
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Law of ancient Athens / David D. Phillips.

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


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

Labour and employment compliance in Russia / Anna-Stefaniya Chepik.

Location: lacom
Call #: KLB1270 .C439 2013
Publisher:


Detailed attention to compliance with labour and employment laws is crucial for success in setting up business in a foreign country. This book - one of a series derived from Kluwer's publication International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook - focuses on the relevant laws and regulations in Russia. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Freedom of speech : importing European and US constitutional models in transitional democracies / Uladzislau Belavusau.

Location: lax
Call #: K3254 .B45 2013
Publisher:


This text considers the issue of free speech in transitional democracies focusing on the socio-legal developments in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. In showing how these Central and Eastern European countries have engaged with free speech models imported from the US and the EU the book offers valuable insights into the ways they have responded to challenges associated with transformation from communism to Western democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

Sovereign choices and sovereign constraints : judicial restraint in investment treaty arbitration / Gus Van Harten.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .V363 2013
Publisher:


The role of investment arbitration is a controversial issue, as it is increasingly seen as a system in which private arbitrators adjudicate on the public law decisions of states. This book provides an empirical study of the function of investment arbitration, how it is impacting on international law, and the ways in which it is in need of reform. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lapsc
Call #: K58 .K87 2014
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Unity of the common law / Alan Brudner with Jennifer M. Nadler.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Contract law minimalism : a formalist restatement of commercial contract law / Jonathan Morgan, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Location: lax
Call #: K840 .M677 2013
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Commercial contract law is in every sense optional given the choice between legal systems and law and arbitration. Its 'doctrines' are in fact virtually all default rules. Contract Law Minimalism advances the thesis that commercial parties prefer a minimalist law that sets out to enforce what they have decided - but does nothing else. The limited capacity of the legal process is the key to this 'minimalist' stance. This book considers evidence that such minimalism is indeed what commercial parties choose to govern their transactions. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lax
Call #: KBP50 .E4 2013
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The Canonization of Islamic Law tells the story of the birth of classical Islamic law in the eighth and ninth centuries CE. It shows how an oral normative tradition embedded in communal practice was transformed into a systematic legal science defined by hermeneutic analysis of a clearly demarcated scriptural canon. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Adventure and the law / Cecil B. Kuhne III.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1290.S66 K84 2014
Publisher:


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WordPress in one hour for lawyers : how to create a Website for your law firm / Jennifer Ellis.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF320.I57 E45 2014
Publisher:


Law firms without websites are placing themselves at a great disadvantage compared with the competition. Even if you feel you receive the majority of your clients through referrals, a website provides the opportunity for those potential clients to learn about you and your firm. This book will explain how to get create your firm's website quickly and easily with WordPress software. Find out more (catalog link)

Adobe acrobat in one hour for lawyers / Ernie Svenson.

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


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

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

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


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

Litigating the nursing home case / by James T. O'Reilly and Katharine Van Tassel.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3826.N8 O74 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

Lives in the balance : asylum adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security / Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag, Jaya Ramji-Nogales.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4836 .S35 2014
Publisher:


Although Americans generally think that the US Department of Homeland Security is focused only on preventing terrorism, one office within that agency has a humanitarian mission. Its Asylum Office adjudicates applications from people fleeing persecution in their homelands. This book provides a careful empirical analysis of how Homeland Security decided these asylum cases over a recent fourteen-year period. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Military law sourcebook.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7209 .M58 2014
Publisher:


The Military Law Sourcebook is your complete guide to all the acts, codes, and conventions governing U.S. military law, including Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide; Federal Tort Claims Act; Military Claims Act and much, much more. It's part of the ABA Sourcebook Series covering laws from a wide variety of practice areas. Find out more (catalog link)

Juvenile justice administration in a nutshell / by Barry C. Feld.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9780 .F45 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

Modern treaty law and practice / Anthony Aust, Formerly Deputy Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1301 .A93 2013
Publisher:


This text offers a treatment of the law of treaties written from the viewpoint of an experienced practitioner. Aust provides examples of the problems experienced with treaties on a daily basis, not just when the treaty is the subject of a courtcase. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Transparency in international law / [edited by] Andrea Bianchi and Anne Peters.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4080 .T73 2013
Publisher:


While its importance in domestic law has long been acknowledged, transparency has until now remained largely unexplored in international law. This study of transparency issues in key areas of international law is therefore a must-read for scholars and practitioners who believe transparency can enhance the legitimacy of international legal processes. Find out more (catalog link)

Idea of arbitration / Jan Paulsson.

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


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

International criminal law in a nutshell / by David P. Stewart.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KZ7000 .S74 2014
Publisher:


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Criminal responsibility for the crime of aggression / Patrycja Grzebyk ; [translation, Anna Konieczna-Purchala].

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7075 .G79 2013
Publisher:


Since the Nuremberg trial, the crime of aggression has been considered one of the gravest international crimes. However, since the 1940s no defendants have been charged with this crime, with some states actively opposing the notion of punishing aggression. In this book, Patrycja Grzebyk explores the scope of criminal responsibility of individuals for crimes of aggression and asks why those responsible for aggression are not brought to justice. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Modern rules of order / Donald A. Tortorice.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: HD2743 .T67 2014
Publisher:


Provides a modern and simplified procedure for business meetings that promotes efficiency and fairness within a format that can be easily mastered. Rules are designed for application to any business meeting, from a major corporation to a small nonprofit. Rules are designed to promote timely consideration of the substance of the meeting rather than ritualistic procedure. Find out more (catalog link)

Professional ethics at the international bar / Arman Sarvarian.

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


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Intellectual property and digital content / edited by Richard S. Gruner.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .I58 2013
Publisher:


Few changes in intellectual property (IP) have been as transformative as the advent and proliferation of digital content works. The high value of these works in modern society has prompted calls for new IP standards to promote the protection - and the sharing - of such valuable assets. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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Law firm job survival manual : from first interview to partnership / Nancy B. Rapoport and Jeffrey D. Van Niel.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF297 .R37 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

Copyright remedies : a litigator's guide to damages / Eric M. Stahl & Henry J. Tashman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3080 .S73 2014
Publisher:


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Power of legal project management : a practical handbook / Susan Raridon Lambreth, David A. Rueff, Jr.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF318 .L255 2014
Publisher:


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Modern rules of business etiquette / Donna Gerson and David Gerson.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF319 .G475 2014
Publisher:


This book will be a valuable tool for all business professionals who recognize the important role interpersonal skills play in the success of their career, and their business. Those who understand and implement correct principles of behavior from this book will leave their competitors in the dust and will thrive in the global marketplace of today. Topics include: interview etiquette; office etiquette, including working with those more senior, those more junior, and working with peers; working with support staff; clients and client development; opposing counsel; outside advisors; office events after working hours; the etiquette of changing jobs; and the golden rules of etiquette. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal side of blogging for lawyers / Ruth Carter.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF320.I57 C37 2014
Publisher:


Written by a blogger for bloggers, The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers addresses the full scope of legal issues that accompany blogging, including intellectual property, criminal law, employment law, professional conduct, and much more. In this book, experienced attorney Ruth Carter explains your rights as a blogger, discusses real-life examples of what can go wrong, and offers advice about how to avoid the common legal pitfalls of blogging. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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


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Foreign affairs litigation in United States courts / edited by John Norton Moore.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4651 .F675 2013
Publisher:


This is an indispensable resource for attorneys and government officials focused on the role of the courts in foreign affairs, actions against foreign governments in United States courts, foreign sovereign immunity, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission and foreign affairs taking actions in the Court of Federal Claims. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Drafting contracts : how and why lawyers do what they do / Tina L. Stark, Visiting Professor, Fordham University School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF807 .S73 2014
Publisher:


A perfect fit for the upper-level legal drafting course, Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do teaches the key practices of contract drafting, with particular emphasis on how to incorporate the business deal into the contract and add value to the client's deal. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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International litigation strategies and practice / editors, Barton Legum, Theodore Edelman, Ethan A. Berghoff.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8840 .I578 2014
Publisher:


Focusing on the strategic and practical aspects of handling a transnational case, this resource first discusses the essentials, e.g., finding the right lawyer for the job overseas and communicating with foreign clients and lawyers. It then addresses the strategic decisions and practice tools necessary to successfully initiate, defend, and conclude a transnational case. Find out more (catalog link)

Team defense in criminal cases / Andrea D. Lyon and Mort Smith.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9619 .L966 2014
Publisher:


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Asset forfeiture : practice and procedure in state and federal courts / Dee R. Edgeworth.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9747 .E33 2014
Publisher:


The practice of asset forfeiture is a key part of the government's efforts to combat major criminal activities and has helped stem the mounting societal costs associated with financially motivated crime and taken the financial incentive out of criminal activity. This how to, practical guide to the common legal issues faced by the asset forfeiture litigators is written for both the criminal defense attorney and the criminal prosecutor. Find out more (catalog link)

Collection litigation : representing the creditor / Michael L. Starzec, Christopher DiPlacido.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1367.C6 S73 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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

Human rights and non-state actors / edited by Andrew Clapham.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1266 .H858 2013
Publisher:


The question of whether non-state actors have human rights obligations is ultimately dependent on what we speak of human rights. Focusing the debate, this important collection provides an essential set of contributions to these questions. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Storytelling for lawyers / Philip N. Meyer.

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


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

Judicial decision-making in a globalised world : a comparative analysis of the changing practices of western highest courts / Elaine Mak.

Location: lax
Call #: K2123 .M35 2013
Publisher:


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Democracy, electoral systems, and judicial empowerment in developing countries / Vineeta Yadav and Bumba Mukherjee.

Location: lax
Call #: K3367 .Y33 2014
Publisher:


Vineeta Yadav and Bumba Mukherjee use a data set covering 159 developing countries, along with comparative case studies of Brazil and Indonesia, to identify the political conditions under which de jure independence is established. They find that the willingness of political elites to grant the courts authority to review the actions of the other branches of government depends on the capacity of the legislature and expectations regarding the judiciary's assertiveness. Find out more (catalog link)

Inferno : an anatomy of American punishment / Robert A. Ferguson.

Location: lax
Call #: K5103 .F47 2014
Publisher:


The United States punishes at a higher per capita rate than any other country in the world. Looking not only to court records but to works of philosophy, history, and literature for illumination, Robert Ferguson, a distinguished law professor, diagnoses all parts of a now massive, out-of-control punishment regime. He reveals the veiled pleasure behind the impulse to punish (which confuses our thinking about the purpose of punishment), explains why over time all punishment regimes impose greater levels of punishment than originally intended, and traces a disturbing gap between our ability to quantify pain and the precision with which penalties are handed down. Find out more (catalog link)

Oil and Gas Law in a Nutshell / by John S. Lowe.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF1850 .L68 2014
Publisher:


This authoritative coverage focuses on the legal rules that govern the development of privately owned mineral rights, which often also apply to governmentally owned resources. Text covers topics such as the nature, protection, and conveying of oil and gas rights, leasing, and taxation. Find out more (catalog link)

Journalism and justice in the Oklahoma City bombing trials / Chad F. Nye.

Location: lax
Call #: KF224.M37 N94 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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Attorney and law firm guide to the business of law : planning and operating for survival and growth / Edward Poll.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF315.Z9 P64 2014
Publisher:


Shows lawyers how to manage their practices in a more business-like manner. It explains how to determine both personal and law firm goals. Find out more (catalog link)

Paperless in one hour for lawyers / by Sheila M. Blackford and Donna S.M. Neff.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF318 .B53 2014
Publisher:


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IPad in one hour for lawyers / by Tom Mighell.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF320.A9 M48 2014
Publisher:


The bestselling ABA book iPad in One Hour for Lawyers has helped thousands of attorneys learn to use the iPad in their law practices. Fully revised and updated to reflect the newest versions of the iPad and the latest apps available, iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Third Edition, will help attorneys get more out of their iPad. Ideal for lawyers who want to get up to speed fast, this acclaimed book presents the essentials. Find out more (catalog link)

PowerPoint in one hour for lawyers / Paul J. Unger.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF322.5.M53 U54 2014
Publisher:


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To establish justice for all : the past and future of civil legal aid in the United States / Earl Johnson Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KF336 .J64 2014
Publisher:


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Building your practice with pro bono for lawyers / Nelson P. Miller.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF336 .M55 2012
Publisher: American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section,


Building Your Practice with Pro Bono for Lawyers explains 10 pro bono opportunities that will broaden, deepen and strengthen your paying practice. Nelson Miller, an experienced pro bono practitioner, offers advice about helping underserved populations such as veterans, prisoners, immigrants, and more. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Principles of natural resources law / by Sandra B. Zellmer, Professor of Law and Robert B. Daugherty Chair, University of Nebraska College of Law; Jan G. Laitos, Professor of Law and John A. Carver, Jr. Chair in Natural resources and Environmental Law, Un

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF5505 .Z45 2014
Publisher:


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1040 handbook : a guide to income and asset discovery / Jack Zuckerman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF6369 .T46 2014
Publisher:


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Federal income taxation of corporations and stockholders in a nutshell / by Karen C. Burke, Professor and Richard B. Stephens Eminent Scholar in Taxation, University of Florida, Levin College of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF6465 .S58 2014
Publisher:


The text focuses on the corporation as a taxable entity and tracks the corporate life cycle from incorporation through complete liquidation. Includes discussion on nonliquidating distributions, redemptions, and stock dividends. Also addresses advanced problems in corporate taxation, such as taxable acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations and corporate divisions, and carryover of corporate tax attributes. Find out more (catalog link)

Introduction to estate planning in a nutshell / by Robert J. Lynn, Late Professor of Law, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, Grayson M.P. McCouch, Gerald Sohn Professor of Law, University of Florida, Levin College of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF750 .L9 2014
Publisher:


Subjects covered include the transfer of property at death at will under the intestate law, survivor interests, community property, and "simple" wills. Addresses insurance, estates arising from status, Social Security, pensions, workers' compensation, and veterans benefits. Discusses charitable trusts, the rule in Shelley's case, the Doctrine of Worthier Title, the Rule Against Perpetuities, and the Rule Against Accumulations. Also addresses fiduciary administration and federal estate and gift taxes. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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


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Law of class action : fifty-state survey.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8896.A15 L39
Publisher:


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Anatomy of a trial : a handbook for young lawyers / Paul Mark Sandler.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8915 .S24 2014
Publisher:


Anatomy of a Trial examines the key phases of jury trials (voir dire, opening statements, direct and cross-examination, and closing arguments) in the context of two particular cases, one criminal and the other civil. The criminal case involves highly complex subjects and law, and examines simplification and storytelling for the jury. The civil case illustrates the credibility of witnesses, and also showcases the critical importance of experts in trials of a technical nature. Find out more (catalog link)

Lawyer's guide to understanding psychiatry / John S. Carbone.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8965 .C37 2012
Publisher: American Bar Association, General practice, Solo & Small Firm Division,


A Lawyer's Guide to Understanding Psychiatry focuses on providing a basic understanding of, and working familiarity with, the situations and terminology lawyers encounter in dealing with patients and clinicians. This information enables lawyers to frame better questions and more precisely identify facts pertinent to the case. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Criminal procedure : constitutional limitations in a nutshell / by Jerold H. Israel, Wayne R. LaFave.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9619.3 .I8 2014
Publisher:


Intended for use by law students of criminal procedure. It is a succinct analysis of the constitutional standards of major current significance. Find out more (catalog link)

International extradition : United States law and practice / M. Cherif Bassiouni.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9635 .B37 2014
Publisher:


This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of extradition to and from the United States, while making critical, theoretical and practical evaluations of these aspects and proposing alternatives. The rights of individuals, balancing of states interests, and preservation of world order within the Rule of Law form the conceptual framework of this book. The focus within U.S. practice explores the essentials involved in the executive branchs treaty-making power, as implemented through its foreign relations practice and as scrutinized by the judiciary. Find out more (catalog link)

Collection litigation : representing the debtor / Daniel A. Edelman.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1367.C6 E3 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

Competition damages actions in the EU : law and practice / David Ashton, European Parliament, Brussels; David Henry, Mc Dermott Will & Emery, Brussels ; economics contribution from Frank Maier-Rigaud and Ulrich Schwalbe.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6456 .A987 2013
Publisher:


This title presents a clear and succint account of EU competition law damages actions, providing practical analysis of all the latest case law, legislation and policy documents in the field. It is grounded in EU law, but also covers national law and US law and treats the key substantive issues namely direct indirect purchaser standing and pass on, collective actions and burden and standard of proof, as well as private international law. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Assessing the effectiveness of international courts / Yuval Shany.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6250 .S49 2014
Publisher:


During the last 20 years the world has experienced a sharp rise in the number of international courts and tribunals, and a correlative expansion of their jurisdictions. This book draws on social sciences to provide a clear, goal-orientated assessment of their effectiveness, and a critical evaluation of the quality of their performance. Find out more (catalog link)

Anarchic sea : maritime security in the twenty-first century / David Sloggett.

Location: lax
Call #: VK203 .S56 2013
Publisher:


Maritime security covers many issues, including disputes over ownership of the continental shelf and of the boundaries of Exclusive Economic Zones. This text deals with this fascinating range of issues. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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Pulled over : how police stops define race and citizenship / Charles R. Epp, Steven Maynard-Moody, & Donald Haider-Markel.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7936.R3 E77 2014
Publisher:


In light of new state-level laws regarding immigration enforcement, profiling and the racial elements it incorporates continue to be a controversial issue in American life. Charles Epp and his coauthors are interested in the most criticized of these encounters, discretionary police stops where police use drivers minor violations of the law to investigate the driver on suspicion of criminal activity. Deftly combining historical, theoretical, and empirical approaches, Pulled Over traces the strange history of the investigatory stop, from its discredited beginning as; aggressive patrolling to its current status as an endorsed institutional practice. Based on the largest study to date, the authors show how investigatory stops generate racial disparities in who is stopped and how they are treated. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional courts and deliberative democracy / Conrado Hubner Mendes.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Changing lives : lawyers fighting for children :/ Lourdes M. Rosado, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF337.5.J88 C43 2014
Publisher:


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Animal cruelty and freedom of speech : when worlds collide / Abigail Perdue and Randall Lockwood.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3841 .P47 2014
Publisher:


A collaboration between an attorney and an animal protection advocate, this work utilizes the extremely controversial and high-profile "crush video" case, "US v. Stevens," to explore how American society attempts to balance the protection of free speech and the prevention of animal cruelty. Starting from the detailed case study of a single prominent ruling, the authors provide a masterful survey of important issues facing society in the area of animal welfare. Find out more (catalog link)

Elder law in a nutshell / by Lawrence A. Frolik, Richard L. Kaplan.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF390.A4 F752 2014
Publisher:


This edition integrates the wide-ranging changes made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health reform legislation), as well as other recent developments. It includes the following topics: the Elder Justice Act responding to elder abuse and neglect; criminal background checks of workers who work with older patients; major Medicare changes, such as cost-free annual wellness visits and personalized prevention assessments, end-of-life planning, tax increases on both earned and investment income, increased premiums on higher-income enrollees in Part D, and gradual filling of the Part D "donut hole"; Medicaid spousal impoverishment protection changes; and more. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Counseling unmarried couples : a guide to effective legal representation / Frederick Hertz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF538 .H47 2014
Publisher:


This book will enable you to provide holistic and effective advice to unmarried couples, whether same-sex or opposite-sex, enabling them to make wise decisions about their homes, their children, and their assets. The fourteen chapters discuss everything that an unmarried couple is likely to encounter. Also included is a CD-ROM containing all the documents you'll need to represent these couples, from co-ownership agreements to co-parenting adoptions to sample wills. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal jurisdiction / Erwin Chemerinsky.

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


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

Language of murder cases : intentionality, predisposition, and voluntariness / Roger W. Shuy.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8968.54 .S483 2014
Publisher:


This volume describes 15 court cases for which Roger Shuy served as an expert language witness and explains the issues at stake in those cases for lawyers and linguists. Murder case investigations and trials are guided by the important legal terms describing the mental states of defendants - their intentionality, predisposition, and voluntariness. Statutes and dictionaries can provide only loose definitions, largely because mental states are virtually impossible to define. Their meaning, therefore, must be adduced either by inferences and assumptions or by any available language evidence. Find out more (catalog link)

Dispute resolution / Michael L. Moffitt (Philip H. Knight Dean, the University of Oregon School of Law), Andrea Kupfer Schneider (professor of law; director, Dispute Resolution Program, Marquette University School of Law).

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9084 .M655 2014
Publisher:


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Illinois products liability practice, 2014 / general editor, Bradley C. Nahrstadt ; chapter authors, Shawn Babiuch ... [et al.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1397.7 .I44 2014
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Proving fault in auto accident cases, 2014 / general editor, Jeffrey J. Kroll ; chapter authors, Patrick C. Anderson ... [et al.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1739.T7 P76 2014
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Delimitation of the continental shelf between Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands : arguing law, practicing politics? / A.G. Oude Elferink.

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1689 .O93 2013
Publisher:


Alex G. Oude Elferink's detailed analysis of the negotiations between Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands concerning the delimitation of their continental shelf in the North Sea makes use of the full range of government archives in these three States. He looks at the role of international law in policy formulation and negotiations, and explores the legal context, political considerations and, in particular, oil interests which fed into these processes. He also explains why the parties decided to submit their disputes to the International Court of Justice and looks at the preparation of their pleadings and litigation strategy before the Court. The analysis shows how Denmark and The Netherlands were able to avoid the full impact of the implications of the Court's judgment by sidestepping legal arguments and insisting instead on political considerations. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Survey of law firm blogging practices / [Primary Research Group].

Location: lax
Call #: K120 .S872 2014
Publisher:


The 80 page report presents data and commentary on the use of blogs by law firms in the USA, Canada and the UK. It includes data on the number of blogs firms maintain, their rate of growth, frequency of posting, policies on guest posting, policies on maintenance of personal blogs, assessment of readership metrics, blog marketing strategy, firm policies on training attorneys for blogging, oversight and evaluation of the blogging effort, use of video in blogs, translation of blogs into foreign languages, and other issues in law firm blogging efforts. Find out more (catalog link)

WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights : a commentary / Justin Malbon (Monash University, Australia), Charles Lawson (Griffith University, Australia), Mark Davison (Monash University, Australia).

Location: lax
Call #: K1401.A4 1994 M35 2014
Publisher:


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Trademark and unfair competition law / edited by Graeme B. Dinwoodie, profesor of intellectual property and information technology law, University of Oxford, UK and Mark D. Janis, Robert A. Lucas Chair in Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, USA.

Location: lax
Call #: K1554.8 .T73 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

Is administrative law unlawful? / Philip Hamburger.

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


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

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

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


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

Debt collector's handbook : collecting debts, finding assets, enforcing judgments, and beating your creditors / David J. Cook.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1024 .C66 2014
Publisher:


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Recent developments in business and corporate litigation.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1355.A53 R43 2014
Publisher:


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Family lawyer's guide to bankruptcy : forms, tips, and strategies / Shayna M. Steinfeld and Bruce R. Steinfeld.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1535.D58 S74 2014
Publisher:


This book offers practical guidance on the new legislation and how it affects divorcing spouses. Among the aspects explained include the types of bankruptcy cases; case commencement; automatic stay; property of the estate; lien avoidance; priority of alimony, maintenance, and support debts; avoidability of transfers between married spouses; executory contracts; dismissal; closing the case; and revocation of discharge. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Lawyer's light : daily meditations for growth and recovery / Kevin Chandler.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF298 .C44 2014
Publisher:


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Flying solo : a survival guide for the solo and small firm lawyer / edited by K. William Gibson.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF300 .F58 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

Smarter pricing, smarter profit : a guide for the law firm of the future / Stuart J. T. Dodds.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF315 .D63 2014
Publisher:


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Failing law firm : symptoms and remedies / David J. Parnell.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF315 .P37 2014
Publisher:


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Practitioner's guide to trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board / Erika Harmon Arner and Joseph E. Palys, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3155 .P73 2014
Publisher:


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Proving ownership online ... and keeping it : the Internet's impact on trademark use and coexistence / Anne Gilson LaLonde, Jerome Gilson.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3180 .L3582 2014
Publisher: LexisNexis,


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Climate change : legal issues and contexts / Bailey Saunders and Ross A. Diaz, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3783 .C55 2013
Publisher: Novinka,


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Educating children without housing : a primer on legal requirements and implementation strategies for educators, advocates and policymakers : pursuant to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act / prepared by Lisa M. Coleman, National Law Center on Home

Location: lax
Call #: KF4217.H6 D84 2014
Publisher:


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Historic preservation law in a nutshell / by Sara C. Bronin (Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Law, University of Connecticut School of Law), Ryan Rowberry (Assistant Professor of Law, Associate Director, Center for t

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4310 .B76 2014
Publisher:


Historic Preservation in a Nutshell provides the first-ever in-depth summary of historic preservation law within its local, state, tribal, federal, and international contexts. Historic Preservation is a burgeoning area of law that includes aspects of property, land use, environmental, constitutional, cultural resources, international, and Native American law. This book covers the primary federal statutes, and many facets of state statutes, dealing with the protection and preservation of historic resources. It also includes key topics like the designation process, federal agency obligations, local regulation, takings and other constitutional concerns, and real estate development issues. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Lifestyle analysis in divorce cases : investigating spending and finding hidden income and assets / Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF.

Location: lax
Call #: KF535 .C64 2014
Publisher:


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Marriage buyout : the troubled trajectory of U.S. alimony law / Cynthia Lee Starnes.

Location: lax
Call #: KF537 .S73 2014
Publisher:


Critics of alimony claim it has no place in contemporary visions of marriage as a partnership of equals. But as Cynthia Lee Starnes argues in The Marriage Buyout, alimony is often the only practical tool for ensuring that divorce does not treat today's primary caregivers as if they were suckers. Her solution is to radically reconceptualize alimony as a marriage buyout.Starnes's buyouts draw on a partnership model of marriage that reinforces communal norms of marriage, providing a gender-neutral alternative to alimony that assumes equality in spousal contribution, responsibility, and right. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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Beginner's guide to the housing credit / Mark Shelburne.

Location: lax
Call #: KF6397 .S54 2014
Publisher:


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Tribal law and order : a plan to enhance tribal justice / Judy Conlon, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8205 .T75 2014
Publisher: Novinka ;


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

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


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

Preparing witnesses : a practical guide for lawyers and their clients / Daniel I. Small.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8950 .S63 2014
Publisher:


With a focus on the similarities between real-world depositions, Preparing Witnesses, Third Edition, provides strategies to make a witness comfortable and effective in the courtroom. Preparing Witnesses, Third Edition, will aid in refining skills for delivering witness testimony with an impact. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal child protection laws sourcebook / American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9323 .A3 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Inside and outside the jury box : effective trial strategies 2014 / chapter authors, Cindy K. Andrews ... [et al.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1730 .I57 2014
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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

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


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Warnings and product liability : lessons learned from cognitive psychology and ergonomics / Sanne Pape.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE1630 .P37 2012
Publisher:


European Union citizens are injured each year while using products. Product liability law can contribute to preventing such damage by the way in which liability requirements in the context of warnings are framed and applied. Underlying these warning issues are a number of legal presumptions about how humans behave and interact with products and with their warnings. Primarily, liability law presumes that warnings can be effective in modifying user behavior. Relative to this is the manner in which courts or litigants evaluate product warnings in European product liability law. To rule more consistently and effectively in warning issues, a solution resides in the use of guidelines in European product liability laws that are based on empirical evidence on how humans interact with warnings. This book undertakes a behavioral approach towards the topic of warnings and product liability. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Lawyering for the rule of law : government lawyers and the rise of judicial power in Israel / Yoav Dotan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK2244 .D68 2014
Publisher:


Lawyering for the Rule of Law introduces a new model of government lawyering in which government lawyers function as an ancillary mechanism that enables the court to expand its influence on policy-making within the political branches by forming out-of-court settlements. It discusses the centrality of government lawyers with regard to judicial mobilization and the enforcement of social reforms through adjudication, and sheds light on particular functions of government lawyers as adjudicators and facilitators of institutional arrangements. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Mental element in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court / Kristina Janjac

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7078 .J36 2013
Publisher:


This book examines the concept of guilt in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as the most significant factor in determining individual criminal responsibility for the most serious violations of international humanitarian law. The Rome Statute provides a general definition of guilt for the first time in the history of international criminal law, since none of the statutes of previous international tribunals contained general rules on this matter. The book also questions the regulation of guilt in the Rome Statute in light of the principle of legality. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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Adjudicating employment rights : a cross-national approach / Susan Corby and Pete Burgess.

Location: lax
Call #: K1763 .C67 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


'Adjudicating Employment Rights' compares the employment adjudication regimes in ten countries, including France, Germany, Italy and Great Britain, through descriptive comparisons, the analysis of different institutions using well-known theoretical frameworks, and the evaluation of these countries' institutions against a number of yardsticks. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Location: lax
Call #: KBP540.3 .M875 2014
Publisher:


This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated. The solutions proposed by different legal systems are reviewed , and some broader questions are addressed: how Islamic principles are harmonized with norms based on gender equality, how parties bargain strategically in and out of court, and how Muslim diasporas align their Islamic worldview with a Western normative narrative. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Scalia : a court of one / Bruce Allen Murphy.

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


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

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

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


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

Forum shopping in international adjudication : the role of preliminary objections / Luiz Eduardo Ribeiro Salles.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6250 .S25 2014
Publisher:


International adjudication is changing, and so is the international lawyer's toolbox. This book discusses the recent multiplication of international tribunals and focuses on widely used procedural objections (namely preliminary objections) as a means to tackle the emerging phenomenon of forum shopping in public international law. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, 2014 / Mitchell B. Gordon.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1295 .G67 2014
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Trust administration, 2014 / chapter authors, John T. Brooks ... ... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1337 .T7 2014
Publisher:


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Liens upon Illinois tort actions, 2014 / Henry B. Vess, III, Law Office of Henry B.Vess III, P.C., Wheaton and Chicago.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1376.L5 V47 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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

Succeeding as outside counsel : a lawyer's guide to providing first class legal services from the client's perspective / Rod Boddie.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF311 .B63 2014
Publisher:


Instructs outside counsel on improving the level of service they provide and deepening their relationships with clients. Find out more (catalog link)

Alternative fees for business lawyers and their clients / Mark A. Robertson.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF316 .R63 2014
Publisher:


Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients addresses how large firm, small firm, and solo lawyers can implement and evaluate alternative fee arrangements in transactional matters. This essential guide also provides real case studies of business lawyers and firms successfully using alternative fee arrangements to deliver value to both the clients and the lawyers. Find out more (catalog link)

Smart marketing for the small firm lawyer / by Kenneth Vercammen.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF316.5 .V47 2014
Publisher:


Marketing is essential to the growth of any enterprise. There are many low-cost and no-cost opportunities that exist. This book explores today’s marketing landscape and outlines its many facets for you in concise and easy to understand terms. Find out more (catalog link)

Real estate transactions / Barlow Burke, Professor of Law and John S. Myers and Alvina Reckman Myers Scholar, Washington College of Law, American University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF665 .B865 2014
Publisher:


This highly regarded text earned its popularity by helping students build their confidence while they develop their skills. Beginning with the simple residential closing, Examples & Explanations: Real Estate Transactions leads students through progressively more complex transactions to reach a solid understanding of the area. Find out more (catalog link)

Administrative law / by Alfred C. Aman, Jr., William T. Mayton.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF5402 .A8 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

State antitrust practice and statutes (fifth) / editorial board, Rocky C. Tsai, editor-in-chief ; Kathleen W. Bradish [and 8 others]

Location: lar-nc
Call #: KF1650 .S73 2014
Publisher:


The newest edition of the 3-volume treatise concisely setting forth the substantive civil and criminal antitrust case law, procedure, practice, and statutes for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Find out more (catalog link)

United Nations Security Council in the age of human rights / edited by Jared Genser, Bruno Stagno Ugarte.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ4974 .U67 2014
Publisher:


This book is the first comprehensive look at the human-rights dimensions of the work of the only body within the United Nations system capable of compelling action by its member states. It provides a broad perspective that describes, explains, and evaluates the contribution of the Security Council to the promotion of human rights and how it might achieve the goals it has articulated more effectively. Find out more (catalog link)

Religion, law and society / Russell Sandberg.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.C8 S26 2014
Publisher:


This groundbreaking study explores the interface between law and religion and the sociology of religion in order to examine how an interdisciplinary interaction between the two can inform our understanding of the place of religion in the twenty-first century. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Law and practice of liability management : debt tender offers, exchange offers, bond buybacks and consent solicitations in international capital markets / Apostolos Ath. Gkoutzinis.

Location: lax
Call #: K1329.5 .G56 2013
Publisher:


The global bond market is many times larger than the global economy. Every day, billions of dollars of tender offers, consent solicitations, buyback transactions and exchange offers are executed. This book provides a systematic treatise of the law relating to this significant aspect of the global capital market. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Innocent killer : a true story of a wrongful conviction and its astonishing aftermath / Michael Griesbach.

Location: lax
Call #: KF225.A84 G75 2013
Publisher:


This is not just another wrongful conviction book. The Innocent Killer begins with a brutal assault on a remote stretch of beach on the Lake Michigan shoreline and ends twenty years later with a history-making verdict. It tells the story of one of the nations most notorious wrongful convictions, that of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who spent eighteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Find out more (catalog link)

Divorce : protect yourself, your kids, and your future / Randall Kessler.

Location: lax
Call #: KF535.Z9 K47 2014
Publisher:


A divorce may be the most important business and personal transaction that your clients will go through. This concise, user-friendly guide is written especially for clients. It is a road map that explains the entire process clearly and thoughtfully, helping them understand the process while clearing up some of the concerns and misconceptions that can occur during a divorce. Find out more (catalog link)

Lawyer's uncommon guide to commercial leasing / Sidney G. Saltz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF593.C6 S2584 2014
Publisher:


Drawing on his years of experience as a commercial real estate lawyer, author Sidney G. Saltz shares his knowledge and insights about the leasing process in this general guide for lawyers and law students. Find out more (catalog link)

10th National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement / presented by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, Health Law Section, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Section of Litigation, Section of Public Contract

Location: lax
Call #: KF849.A2 N38 2014
Publisher:


As the number of False Claims Act cases filed, and settled, continues to rise, an increasing number of cases are litigated through discovery and trial. The course materials from this one-of-a-kind institute will focus on the discovery, evidentiary, and trial challenges that must be successfully overcome to try a False Claims Act case. Find out more (catalog link)

Building the construction case : a blueprint for litigators / George F. Burns and Michael R. Boose.

Location: lax
Call #: KF902 .B87 2014
Publisher:


A practice-oriented guide meant to assist a litigator from the first client meeting through to the end of a case. Case examples are selected that are representative and illustrative of fundamental patterns that all counsel must handle in a construction case. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Mergers and acquisitions of franchise companies / Leonard D. Vines and Christina M. Noyes, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2023.Z9 M47 2014
Publisher:


This book contains an overview of mergers and acquisitions and franchise regulation, focusing on franchise-specific issues and serves as a primer to both franchise practitioners as well as those who are not versed in the area. Find out more (catalog link)

Aviation regulation in the United States / David Heffernan, Brent Connor [editors].

Location: lax
Call #: KF2400 .C66 2014
Publisher:


This book introduces the various institutions that govern aviation in the US and it covers the international framework -- legal and institutional, multilateral and bilateral -- within which U.S. regulation takes place. Written by a distinguished panel of experts, requirements applicable to every aspect of the aviation industry are clearly explained with citations. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

ABCs of ACOs : a practical handbook on accountable care organizations / Raymund C. King, Rachel V. Rose, Martin R. Merritt, John Okray.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3825 .A91 2014
Publisher:


This book is intended for attorneys, as well as health care providers, who are involved in the formation, maintenance, or deconstruction of a physician-owned ACO. Real-life applications involving physician-owned ACOs are used to educate the reader, as the authors leverage their vast experience as lawyers and physicians in creating ACOs. Find out more (catalog link)

Immigration outside the law / Hiroshi Motomura.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4800 .M68 2014
Publisher:


In this work, acclaimed immigration law expert Hiroshi Motomura, addresses the fraught issue of illegal immigration to the United States, which has become one of the most controversial political and social issues in contemporary America. Find out more (catalog link)

Immigration relief : legal assistance for noncitizen crime victims / Rachel Gonzalez Settlage, Elizabeth Anne Campbell, Veronica Tobar Thronson.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819 .S48 2014
Publisher:


This essential resource synthesizes, explains, and guides the reader through all of the crucial components of this area of the law. Its careful organization, thorough explanations, and clear presentation demystify the daunting array of immigration statutes, cases, regulations, practice manuals, and policy memoranda that govern the adjudication of applications for immigration relief for immigrant victims of crime. Find out more (catalog link)

What every lawyer needs to know about immigration law / editors: Jennifer A. Hermansky, Kate Kalmykov ; contributing editors: William S. Jordan, III, Ana Williams Shavers, Jill E. Family.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819 .W52 2014
Publisher:


This practical guide provides legal practitioners with tips on issues that they may encounter when representing clients that may necessitate an examination of immigration-related issues. Find out more (catalog link)

Litigating religious land use cases / Daniel P. Dalton.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5698 .D35 2014
Publisher:


This book discusses how to litigate such a religious land use case on behalf of a religious entity pursuant to the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”) and the First Amendment. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Medical malpractice : avoiding, adjudicating & litigating in the challenging new climate / James T. O'Reilly & Michele Young.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8925.M3 O74 2014
Publisher:


Medical Malpractice guides lawyers who are intent on attaining compensation for the errors that can occur in today's evolving healthcare arena or who are engaged in defending a modern malpractice case. Find out more (catalog link)

American jury system / Randolph N. Jonakait.

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


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

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

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


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

Mirandized statements : successfully navigating the legal and psychological issues / Richard Rogers and Eric Y. Drogin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9625 .R637 2014
Publisher:


This book provides a clear, step-by-step examination of psychological and legal issues involving the Mirandized statements of custodial suspects. The analyses are structured explicitly by the objectives of the defense (motion to suppress) and the prosecution (admissibility). Find out more (catalog link)

Trial manual for defense attorneys in juvenile delinquency cases / by Randy Hertz, Marty Guggenheim, Anthony Amsterdam .

Location: lax
Call #: KF9810 .H47 2014
Publisher:


Now, completely revised and updated for 2014, this book pretermits any discussion of purely academic, historical, or philosophical matters and deals exclusively with the tasks, skills, rules of law, and issues of strategic judgment involved in representing clients in juvenile court. Find out more (catalog link)

EU copyright law : a commentary / edited by Irini Stamatoudi, LLM, Ph. D, attorney at law; Paul Torremans, professor of intellectual property law, School of Law, University of Nottingham, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE2655 .E9 2014
Publisher:


Presenting a comprehensive and up to date article-by-article analysis of all EU law in the area of copyright, as well as of the underlying basic concepts and principles, this unique book takes into account all recent legislative amendments and pending initiatives in the context of the EU Digital Agenda, as well as the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Find out more (catalog link)

EU social and employment law / Philippa Watson.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE3275 .W38 2014
Publisher:


This new edition provides a distinctively broad-based approach to EU employment law, covering related social policy and anti-discrimination measures, as well as a detailed overview of how policy and law are made. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Precedents and case-based reasoning in the European Court of Justice : unfinished business / Marc Jacob.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5461 .J325 2014
Publisher:


Past cases are the European Court of Justice's most prominent tool in making and justifying the rulings and decisions which affect the everyday lives of more than half a billion people. Marc Jacob's detailed analysis of the use of precedents and case-based reasoning in the Court uses methods such as doctrinal scholarship, empirical research, institutional analysis, comparative law and legal theory in order to unravel and critique the how and why of the Court's precedent technique. Find out more (catalog link)

Managing cyber attacks in international law, business, and relations : in search of cyber peace / Scott J. Shackelford.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6718 .S53 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This text presents a novel framework to reconceptualize Internet governance and better manage cyber attacks. It makes an original contribution by examining the potential of polycentric regulation to increase accountability through bottom-up action. Find out more (catalog link)

International due process and fair trial manual / Christopher "Kip" Hale and James P. Baird, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7360 .H35 2014
Publisher:


The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights, through its Justice Defenders Program, has collaborated with the international law firm Brown Rudnick LLP, to create a resource that can be used on short notice by human rights defenders anywhere in the world. The Manual is not intended to replace in-depth legal research or analysis tailored to a specific case, but provides human rights arguments based on internationally recognized human rights guarantees that can be made in any courtroom, police station, or prison. Find out more (catalog link)

403(b) answer book / edited by Barbara N. Seymon-Hirsch and Janet M. Anderson-Briggs.

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KF6425 .A9135 2014
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business,


403(b) Answer Book is the only professional resource that systematicallyanswers hundreds of questions on Section 403(b) plans, 501(c)(3)organizations, and church plans. Find out more (catalog link)

How sex became a civil liberty / Leigh Ann Wheeler.

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


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

Advance your legal career : essential skills for success / Delee Fromm.

Location: lapsc
Call #: K120 .F76 2014
Publisher:


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Constitutional foundations of judicial review / Mark Elliott.

Location: lax
Call #: KD4902 .E55 2001
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


. The book seeks to develop a constitutional rationale for judicial review which founds its legitimacy in core principles such as the rule of law, the separation of powers and the sovereignty of Parliament. It presents a detailed analysis of the interface between constitutional and administrative law, and will be of interest to all public lawyers. Find out more (catalog link)

Charter justice in Canadian criminal law / by Don Stuart, B.A., LL.B., DIP, CRIM., D. Phil., Faculty of Law, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

Location: lax
Call #: KE9304 .S78 2014
Publisher:


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IP attorney's handbook for insurance coverage in intellectual property disputes / David A. Gauntlett, Section of Intellectual Property Law, American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1189.5 .G38 2014
Publisher:


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American Bar Association guide to establishing a motor vehicle law practice from inception to trial / By Tarek Abdel-Aleem, J.D.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF2230 .A73 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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Careers in health law / Lawrence Singer, Megan Bess, Kristin Finn.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF299.M43 S58 2014
Publisher:


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Creative lawyer : a practical guide to authentic professional satisfaction / Michael F. Melcher.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF300.Z9 M45 2014
Publisher:


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Alternative fees for litigators and their clients / Patrick Lamb.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF316 .L36 2014
Publisher:


Addresses how attorneys can implement and evaluate alternative fee arrangements in litigation matters. Written by a trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience, this essential guide offers lessons, insights, and practical tips that the author has learned during his firm's long-term experiment with alternative fee arrangements. Find out more (catalog link)

Employee benefits in mergers and acquisitions.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3512.A75 E47
Publisher: American Bar Association, Joint Committee on Employee Benefits


Corporate mergers and buyout transactions continue to occur in high numbers. These transactions affect large and small companies alike, and each merger or acquisition creates a wide range of legal and tax implications. The most important concerns are employee compensation and benefits issues, which are frequently overlooked in the midst of a merger or acquisition. Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions provides expert guidance on how to deal with these issues. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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


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Documentation system for teacher improvement or termination : a practical concise guide of legal considerations in school employee evaluation / Kelly Frels, Janet L. Horton, Lisa McBride, Ilya Feldsherov.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4190.E8 F74 2014
Publisher:


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Suing alma mater : higher education and the courts / Michael A. Olivas.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4225 .O43 2013
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press,


As universities become increasingly legislated, regulated, and litigious, campuses have become testing grounds for a host of constitutional challenges. From faculty and student free speech to race- or religion-based admissions policies, Suing Alma Mater describes the key issues at play in higher education law. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional conflicts between Congress and the President / Louis Fisher.

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


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

Commercial retail leases and outlot purchases : a practitioner's guide to forms and provisions / Mark Dall and Noble C. Hatfield.

Location: lax
Call #: KF593.C6 D35 2014
Publisher:


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Real estate opinion letter practice / Robert A. Thompson.

Location: lax
Call #: KF665 .T48 2014
Publisher:


This is the standard text for the preparation and negotiation of real estate opinion letters, providing detailed and comprehensive analysis of the theories and standards of legal liability and professional responsibility which govern the preparation and enforcement of all legal opinions a subject of increasing concern to lawyers, law firms and professional liability insurers. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Insurance fraud deskbook / Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9368 .Z35 2014
Publisher:


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Criminal procedure in practice / Paul Marcus, Melanie D. Wilson, Jack B. Zimmermann.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9656 .M29 2014
Publisher:


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California civil procedure in a nutshell / by William R. Slomanson, Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KFC995 .S56 2014
Publisher:


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EU Charter of Fundamental Rights : a commentary / edited by Steve Peers, Tamara Hervey, Jeff Kenner, and Angela Ward.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5132 .E937 2014
Publisher:


This commentary, the first in English, written by experts from several EU member states, provides an authoritative but succinct statement of the how the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights impacts upon EU, domestic and international law. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

One size never fits all : business development strategies tailored for women (and most men) / Dr. Arin N. Reeves.

Location: lapsc
Call #: HD30.28 .R44 2014
Publisher:


This compelling book offers a series of alternative approaches that both firms and individual professional women can adopt and institute. The advice in this book can finally propel women to the top of firms in numbers equal to their male counterparts. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Restitution : civil liability for unjust enrichment / Ward Farnsworth.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1244 .F37 2014
Publisher:


In Restitution, Ward Farnsworth presents a guide to this body of law that is compact, lively, and insightful—the first treatment of its kind that the American law of restitution has received. The book explains restitution doctrines, remedies, and defenses with unprecedented clarity and illustrates them with vivid examples. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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Law firm use of LinkedIn.

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


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

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

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


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

Judicial politics in the United States / Mark C. Miller.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5130 .M53 2015
Publisher:


Judicial Politics in the United States is a wonderful introductory book for students of public law in America because it analyzes courts in context with other political institutions and within a global context. Miller provides understandable descriptions in a lively manner, as well as real world examples of current debates in judicial politics that will be of interest to all. Find out more (catalog link)

Mediation in a nutshell / by Kimberlee K. Kovach.

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


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

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

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


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

European asylum law and the rights of the child / Ciara Smyth.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5202 .S668 2014
Publisher:


This book addresses the question of whether the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) complies with the rights of the child. It contrasts the normative standards of international child rights law with the treatment of child asylum seekers and refugees in the CEAS. Ciara Smyth identifies the attributes of the rights of the child that are most relevant to the asylum context and systematically examines whether and to what extent those attributes are reflected in the CEAS legislation. Find out more (catalog link)

Inside immigration law : migration management and policy application in Germany / Tobias G. Eule.

Location: lacom
Call #: KK6044 .E95 2014
Publisher:


Inside Immigration Law analyses the practice of implementing immigration law, examining the different political and organisational forces that influence the process. Based on unparalleled academic access to the German migration management system, this book provides new insights into the 'black box' of regulating immigration. Find out more (catalog link)

Changing role of law in Japan : empirical studies in culture, society and policy making / edited by Dimitri Vanoverbeke, Jeroen Maesschalck, David Nelken, Stephan Parmentier.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNX74 .C445 2014
Publisher:


This book offers a comparative perspective on the changing role of law in East Asia, by discussing issues such as society, cultural values, access to the legal system and judicial reform. This book places Japan in the wider context, juxtaposed with Europe, rather than the US, for the first time. Find out more (catalog link)

International trials and reconciliation : assessing the impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia / Janine Natalya Clark.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1203 .C57 2014
Publisher:


Transitional justice is a burgeoning field of scholarly inquiry. Yet while the transitional justice literature is replete with claims about the benefits of criminal trials, too often these claims lack an empirical basis and hence remain unproven. While there has been much discussion about whether criminal trials can aid reconciliation, the extent to which they actually do so in practice remains under-explored. This book investigates the relationship between criminal trials and reconciliation, through a particular focus on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Find out more (catalog link)

Law of refugee status / James C. Hathaway and Michelle Foster.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6530 .H38 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

Perpetrators and accessories in international criminal law : individual modes of responsibility for collective crimes / Neha Jain.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7094 .J35 2014
Publisher:


The author draws on insights from comparative law and methodology to propose doctrines of perpetration and secondary responsibility that reflect the role and function of high level participants in mass atrocity while simultaneously situating them within the political and social climate which renders these crimes possible. This new doctrine is developed through a novel approach which combines and restructures divergent theoretical perspectives on attribution of responsibility in the English and German domestic criminal law systems as major representatives of the common law and civil law systems. Find out more (catalog link)

Experiencing same-sex marriage : individuals, couples and social networks / Pamela J. Lannutti.

Location: lax
Call #: HQ1033 .L36 2014
Publisher:


This book provides an understanding of how the legal and cultural debates and advances and limitations on same-sex marriage are experienced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people, same-sex couples, and their social networks. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Charity law and the liberal state / Matthew Harding.

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


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

Fair debt collection / Robert J. Hobbs ; contributing authors ; Carolyn L. Carter, O. Randolph Bragg, Joanne S. Faulkner, Richard Rubin, Charles Delbaum, Danial A. Edelman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1024 .H63 2014
Publisher:


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Initiative : citizen lawmaking / Joseph F. Zimmerman.

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


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

Family law in America / Sanford N. Katz.

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


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

Foreclosures and mortgage servicing : including modification loans / John Rao, Tara Twomey, Geoff Walsh, Odette Williamson ; contributing authors, John W. Van Alst, Emily Green Caplan, Andrew G. Pizor, Elizabeth Renuart, Steven Sharpe, Tom Cox.

Location: lax
Call #: KF697.F6 R36 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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

Evidence / Arthur Best, Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8935.Z9 B48 2015
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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

International law / Valerie Epps, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, Lorie Graham, Professor of Law, Co-Director of the International Law Concentration, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KZ1242 .E675 2015
Publisher:


Beginning with an introduction to the main principles and sources of international law, this study aid uses Examples & Explanations pedagogy as it moves on to cover specific areas of international law, covering a wide array of topics from human rights and extradition, to the law of the sea and the laws of war. From start to finish this concise paperback offers a succinct but comprehensive overview of public international law. Find out more (catalog link)

Evolutionary interpretation of treaties / Eirik Bjorge.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Substantive protection under investment treaties : a legal and economic analysis / Jonathan Bonnitcha.

Location: lax
Call #: K1112 .B66 2014
Publisher:


Investment treaties confer generous rights on foreign investors. This volume provides a systematic analysis of the consequences of such protections, and asks whether investment treaties should provide a higher or lower level of protection than they currently do. Find out more (catalog link)

Reputation and judicial tactics : a theory of national and international courts / Shai Dothan, Tel Aviv University, Faulty of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: K2100 .D68 2014
Publisher:


This book argues that national and international courts seek to enhance their reputations through the strategic exercise of judicial power. Courts often cannot enforce their judgments and must rely on reputational sanctions to ensure compliance. One way to do this is for courts to improve their reputation for generating compliance with their judgments. When the court's reputation is increased, parties will be expected to comply with its judgments and the reputational sanction on a party that fails to comply will be higher. This strategy allows national and international courts, which cannot enforce their judgments against states and executives, to improve the likelihood that their judgments will be complied with over time. This book describes the judicial tactics that courts use to shape their judgments in ways that maximize their reputational gains. Find out more (catalog link)

Twilight of human rights law / Eric A. Posner.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .P69 2014
Publisher:


In this work, legal scholar Eric Posner explains a paradox: the language of human rights is now the dominant mode of international moral criticism of governments, and yet the evidence suggests that most countries flagrantly violate the human rights treaties that they solemnly ratify. The prevailing consensus, he notes, is that governments should promote the well-being of citizens in their countries, and that in extreme cases, foreign countries should intervene and replace governments that fail to comply with this duty. The problem, he contends, is countries disagree on how they can achieve those goals. Posner closes by arguing that foreign aid provides a better model for pressuring governments to improve their treatment of citizens. Find out more (catalog link)

Lateral lawyer : opportunities and pitfalls for the law firm partner switching firms / Adam S. Weiss.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF297 .W4475 2014
Publisher:


Based on insights gained in over 20 years in the legal and recruiting industries, The Lateral Lawyer: Opportunities & Pitfalls for the Law Firm Partner is a "must-read" guide for lawyers who are contemplating making a move to another firm. Find out more (catalog link)

Careers in sports law / Marc Edelman and Geoffrey Christopher Rapp.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF299.S66 E34 2014
Publisher:


This book conducts a thorough, thoughtful investigation of what options may exist and what kinds of steps are needed to maximize one's chances of netting a coveted sports law job. Find out more (catalog link)

Practice : brutal truths about lawyers and lawyering / Brian Tannebaum.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF300 .T36 2014
Publisher:


The Practice delivers brutal truths about lawyers and lawyering in Brian Tannebaum's snarky, but honest, style. Whether you agree with him or not, you can't deny his opinions are provocative and provide plenty of food for thought, and maybe a laugh or two along the way. This compelling book is an assortment of posts from two of the most acclaimed law blogs for which author Brian Tannebaum has written. Find out more (catalog link)

Lawyer's field guide to effective business development / William J. Flannery, Jr.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF316.5
Publisher:


Helps lawyers identify the skills needed to increase client loyalty, increase business from loyal clients, and become the client's trusted advisor. This book provides advice on how to develop basic skills and build confidence. Find out more (catalog link)

Tyrannicide : forging an American law of slavery in revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts / Emily Blanck.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4545.S5 B58 2014
Publisher:


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Green building and the construction lawyer : a practical guide to transactional and litigation issues / editors: Melissa A. Beutler, Matt Devries, Edward B. Gentilcore, Christopher D. Montez, Tracy L. Steedman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5701 .G74 2014
Publisher:


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Land use law and disability : planning and zoning for accessible communities / Robin Paul Malloy, Syracuse University.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5709.3.H35 M35 2015
Publisher:


Argues that communities need better planning to improve navigation for people with mobility impairment and to facilitate intergenerational aging in place. This book undertakes to explain mobility impairment, as one type of disability, in terms of planning and zoning. Find out more (catalog link)

Real estate finance law / by Grant S. Nelson, William H. Rehnquist Professor of Law, Pepperdine University, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles; Dale A. Whitman, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Missouri; Ann M. Burkha

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF695 .N455 2015
Publisher:


Real estate finance law is market-driven and therefore constantly changing. This treatise provides current, expert coverage on the law of mortgages; the necessity and nature of obligation; mortgage substitutes; foreclosure; statutory impacts; subrogation, contribution, and marshaling; government intervention; and financing real estate construction. Find out more (catalog link)

View from the bench and chambers : examining judicial process and decision making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals / Jennifer Barnes Bowie, Donald R. Songer, and John Szmer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8750 .B69 2014
Publisher:


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Sales and leases / James Brook.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF915.Z9 B74 2015
Publisher:


This approachable and practical study guide to sales law, specifically UCC Articles 2 and 2A, provides brief textual introductions to standard definitions and concepts, followed by provocative examples, questions, and analyses. Find out more (catalog link)

Illinois civil trial evidence 2015 / chapter authors, Michael J. Baron ... [et al.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI 1740 .I44 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Commercial and professional liability insurance, 2014 / chapter authors, Anthony N. Balice ... [et al.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1391.A1 C66 2014
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Foreign relations law / Campbell McLachlan, QC, LL. B. (Well.), Ph. D. (London) Dip. (c.l.) (Hag. Acad. Int'l. Law) New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellow, Professor of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, Quondam Visiting Fellow, All

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .M425 2014
Publisher:


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Restoring the Kingdom of Hawaii : the Kanaka Maoli Route to Independence.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4047 .B69 2014
Publisher:


This book serves as a guide for the pursuit of self-determination by occupied nations and indigenous peoples who can no longer claim numerical majorities over the whole of their native lands. It incorporates insights derived from legal work Boyle has done for Palestine, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Puerto Rico, Ireland and elsewhere around the world. Francis Boyle outlines what the Kanaka Maoli have done and must do to restore their state's independence, de facto and de jure. Find out more (catalog link)

Procedure of the UN Security Council / Loraine Sievers and Sam Daws.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5038 .B34 2014
Publisher:


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In whose name? : a public law theory of international adjudication / Armin von Bogdandy and Ingo Venzke ; translated from the German by Thomas Dunlap and revised by the authors.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6250 .B6413 2014
Publisher:


International courts and tribunals make decisions which shape international law. Yet what grants them the legitimacy to make these decisions in the first place? This book proposes a theory of international public law that argues that these international courts democratically derive their legitimacy from the people and citizens. Find out more (catalog link)

International courts and the performance of international agreements : a general theory with evidence from the European Union / Clifford J. Carrubba, Emory University ; Matthew J. Gabel, Washington University, St. Louis.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6250 .C37 2015
Publisher:


This book proposes a general theory of international courts that assumes member states are free to ignore international agreements and adverse court rulings and that the court does not have any informational advantages. It demonstrates that international courts can facilitate cooperation with international law, but only within important political constraints. Find out more (catalog link)

Illinois municipal law : contracts, litigation, and home rule / Stewart H. Diamond, general editor ; chapter authors, Jeffrey M. Alperin ... [24 other authors].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1631 .I45 2015
Publisher:


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Products liability law / by David G. Owen.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF1296 .O94 2015
Publisher:


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Products liability in a nutshell / by David G. Owen.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF1296.Z9 P48 2015
Publisher:


This book provides an overview of products liability law, organizing and explaining the essential history, developments, policies, and tensions of this field of law succinctly yet comprehensively. An abridgment of Professor Owen's acclaimed hornbook treatise, this short work examines classic and recent case and other developments in products liability law, including theories of liability; definitions and proof of product defects; standards for expert testimony; the assault on strict liability by the state-of-the-art doctrine; federal preemption and other defenses; and the Restatement of the Law of Torts, Third: Products Liability. Find out more (catalog link)

American Indian law in a nutshell / by William C. Canby, Jr., Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, formerly Professor of Law, Arizona State University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8205.Z9 C36 2015
Publisher:


This guide provides a reliable resource on American Indian law. Its authoritative text covers the essentials of this complex body of law, with attention to the governmental policies underlying it. The work emphasizes both the historical development of Federal Indian Law and recent matters such as the evolution of Indian gaming, issues arising under the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the present enforcement of treaty rights. It addresses the policy and law applicable to Alaska Natives, but does not deal with Native Hawai'ians. Find out more (catalog link)

Access to electronic records : a guide to reporting on state and local government in the computer age / editor, Jane E. Kirtley ; managing editor, Robert S. Becker ; associate editor: Rebecca Daugherty.

Location: lax
Call #: CD986.5 .H68
Publisher: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press,


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Effective child abuse investigation for the multi-disciplinary team / Bradley Richard Graham.

Location: lax
Call #: HV8079.C46 G685 2015
Publisher:


Child abuse cases are unique in that they involve seldomly witnessed acts. A nonverbal victim and a silent perpetrator will often lead to a stalling of the investigation and the judicial process. 'Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multi-Disciplinary Team' is a practical guide for law enforcement officers and child protection workers in abuse investigations. It demonstrates how all members of the team can best work together to consolidate the medical, social, and legal facts in each case, increasing the chances for successful prosecution and enhancing child safety. Find out more (catalog link)

Impunity, human rights, and democracy : Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005 / Thomas C. Wright.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.C5 W75 2014
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Universal human rights standards were adopted in 1948, but in the 1970s and 1980s, violent dictatorships in Argentina and Chile flagrantly defied the new protocols. Chilean general Augusto Pinochet and the Argentine military employed state terrorism in their quest to eradicate Marxism and other forms of "subversion." Pinochet constructed an iron shield of impunity for himself and the military in Chile, while in Argentina, military pressure resulted in laws preventing prosecution for past human rights violations. When democracy was reestablished in both countries by 1990, justice for crimes against humanity seemed beyond reach.Thomas C. Wright examines how persistent advocacy by domestic and international human rights groups, evolving legal environments, unanticipated events that impacted public opinion, and eventual changes in military leadership led to a situat