New Social Law Books

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

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

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


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

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 1.1/5:112-254
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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

Raoul Wallenberg Institute compilation of human rights instruments / edited by Goran Melander, Gudmundur Alfredsson, Leif Holmstrom.

Location: lax
Call #: K3238 .R36 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is an academic institution founded in 1984 at the University of Lund, Sweden, to promote research, training, and academic education in human rights. The first edition of this compilation was published by Martinus Nijhoff as the first volume in the series The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Human Rights Library as a source reference for teachers and students in courses, seminars, and workshops organized by the Institute. The second edition provides texts for 59 treaty and non-treaty instruments that are often cited in such situations. Some are universal and others regional; some general and some specific or specialized; they cover civil, cultural, economic, political, social, and solidarity rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Global justice, state duties : the extraterritorial scope of economic, social and cultural rights in international law / edited by Malcolm Langford ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .G539 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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International trade in indigenous cultural heritage : legal and policy issues / edited by Christoph B. Graber, Karolina Kuprecht and Jessica C. Lai, Members of i-call, the research centre for communication and art law, University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

Location: lax
Call #: K3791 .I575 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


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Socio-legal approaches to international economic law : text, context, subtext / edited by Amanda Perry-Kessaris.

Location: lax
Call #: K3820 .S634 2013
Publisher:


This collection explores the analytical, empirical and normative components that distinguish socio-legal approaches to international economic law both from each other, and from other approaches. It pays particular attention to the substantive focus of socio-legal approaches, noting that they go beyond the text to consider context and, often, subtext. Find out more (catalog link)

Cybersecurity : law and regulation / Uchenna Jerome Orji.

Location: lax
Call #: K564.C6 O75 2012
Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers,


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

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


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Good death? : law and ethics in practice / edited by Lynn Hagger, Simon Woods.

Location: lax
Call #: KD3410.E88 G66 2013
Publisher: Ashgate,


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Muslim women and Shari'ah Councils : transcending the boundaries of community and law / Samia Bano.

Location: lax
Call #: KD750 .B36 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


Using original empirical data and critiquing existing research, Samia Bano explores the experience of British Muslim woman who use Shari'ah councils to resolve marital disputes. She challenges the language of community rights and claims for legal autonomy in matters of family law showing how law and community can empower as well as restrict women. Find out more (catalog link)

Transboundary river governance in the face of uncertainty : the Columbia River Treaty : a project of the Universities Consortium on Columbia River Governance / edited by Barbara Cosens.

Location: lax
Call #: KDZ642.C65 A3 2012
Publisher: Oregon State University Press,


The Columbia River Treaty, concluded in 1961 and ratified in 1964, split hydropower and flood control regulation of the river between Canada and the United States. Some of its provisions will expire in 2024, and either country must give ten years' notice of any desired alteration or termination. This book, with contributions from historians, geographers, environmental scientists, and other experts, is intended to facilitate conversation about the impending expiration. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

Federal cybersecurity : legal considerations and assessments / Ryan I. Brooks and Dorothy E. Kelly, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C6 F43 2012
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc.,


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

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819.85 .I4674 2013
Publisher:


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

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


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Terror courts : rough justice at Guantanamo Bay / Jess Bravin.

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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Law as a tool for empowering women within marital relations : a case study of paternity lawsuits in Egypt / Hind Ahmed Zaki.

Location: lacom
Call #: KRM1749 .A94 2012
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press,


How do women use courts within the context of paternity lawsuits? This study analyzes the challenges that the formal legal approach to empowering women faces once it is translated into everyday socio-legal experiences and court repertoires. It also seeks to trace the pathologies inherent inpersonal status law reform and normal legal practices in Egypt, attesting to the limitations of law as an agent of social change in the private domain of the family. It mainly sheds light on the difficulties of separating formal legal rules from informal social practices. It also explores the problem of paternity claims in Egypt. Adding to growing literature on the use of legal mobilization to advance gender equity, this study offers insights on theoften-neglected role of social norms in court experiences, often leading to unexpected consequences that sometimes defy the intended goals behind policies and legislation. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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Interdisciplinary perspectives on international law and international relations : the state of the art / edited by Jeffrey L. Dunoff, Temple University, Mark A. Pollack Temple University.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .I573 2013
Publisher:


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

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


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Specially protected marine areas in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) : the regime for the protection of specific areas of the EEZ for environmental reasons under international law / Thomas Dux.

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1560 .D89 2011
Publisher: Lit ; Global [distributor] ; Transaction Publishers [distributor],


This thesis examines the question of what States are legally empowered to do under international law when they seek to protect certain areas of their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In this context, the regulation of shipping and other human activities under the Law of the Sea Convention and, in particular, the regime for special areas under Article 211(6) of the Convention are addressed. Global and regional instruments containing mechanisms to protect specific areas are discussed and relevant State practice is considered with a view to possible implications on customary international law. Finally, guidance is given as to what States can practically do to protect specific areas of their EEZ for environmental reason. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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Intellectual property, human rights and competition : access to essential innovation and technology / Abbe E.L. Brown.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .B784 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This text explores the relationship between intellectual property, competition and human rights. It considers the extent to which they can and must be combined by decision makers, and how this approach can foster innovation in key areas for society - such as pharmaceutical drugs, communications software and technology to combat climate change. Find out more (catalog link)

Nonprofit organizations and the intellectual commons / Jyh-An Lee.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .L44 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Over the past twenty years, a number of nonprofit organizations (NPOs), such as Creative Commons, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Free Software Foundation have laid essential building blocks for intellectual-commons as a social movement. Through a detailed description of these NPOs and a series of in-depth interviews with their officials, this book demonstrates that NPOs have provided the social structures that are necessary to support the production of intellectual commons. By illustrating NPOs' role in shaping the commons realm, this book provides a new lens through which to understand the intellectual-commons environment. Protecting intellectual commons has been one of the most important goals of recent innovation and information policies. This book focuses on the NPOs that occupy an increasingly critical and visible position in the intellectual-commons environment in recent years. This detailed study will appeal to academics in intellectual property and internet law, nonprofit organizations, academics and professionals, and those involved in the Free Culture and Open Source Software Movement. Find out more (catalog link)

Disasters, hazards and law / edited by Mathieu Deflem.

Location: lax
Call #: K1980 .D57 2012
Publisher: Emerald,


This volume deals with important social-science issues of law and legal control pertaining to disasters and hazards in a variety of contexts. The orientation of this volume is driven by relevant recent occurrences, such as hurricanes Katrina and Irene in the United States; the 2010 BP oil spill, and the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Thematically diverse within the province of the social and behavioral sciences related to law and law-related problems, the chapters in this volume are not restricted in terms of theoretical approach and methodological orientation. Topics addressed include: legal controls pertaining to disaster prevention, response, and mitigation; regulations and policies concerning hazardous conditions; and crime and the control thereof in post-disaster situations Find out more (catalog link)

Legal integration of Islam : a transatlantic comparison / Christian Joppke, John Torpey.

Location: lax
Call #: K236 .J67 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


Christian Joppke and John Torpey show how four liberal democracies-France, Germany, Canada, and the U.S.-have responded to the challenge of integrating Muslim populations. Demonstrating the centrality of the legal system to this process, they argue that institutional barriers to integration are no greater on one side of the Atlantic than the other. Find out more (catalog link)

Extraterritorial application of selected human rights treaties / by Karen da Costa.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .C67 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Focusing on treaties jeopardized during the 'war on terror', this book investigates whether and to what extent human rights treaties apply to states acting abroad. It proposes a way to accommodate conflicting interests, while preserving the effective protection of basic rights. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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


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

Global health disputes and disparities : a critical appraisal of international law and population health / Dru Bhattacharya.

Location: lax
Call #: K3260.3 .B43 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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

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


This work documents current and impending global water shortages and opposes policies of commodification and privatization of water ownership by multinational water corporations. Find out more (catalog link)

Global legal regimes to protect the world's grasslands / John W. Head.

Location: lax
Call #: K3520 .H43 2012
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


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Green governance : ecological survival, human rights, and the law of the commons / Burns H. Weston, David Bollier.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .W476 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Green Governance proposes a new architecture of environmental law and public policy that is as practical as it is theoretically sound. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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Foreign direct investment and human development : the law and economics of international investment agreements / edited by Olivier De Schutter, Johan F. Swinnen and Jan Wouters.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .F67 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


The effect on developing countries by the arrival of foreign direct investment (FDI) has been a subject of controversy for decades in the development community. This book adopts an interdisciplinary perspective combining insights from international investment law, human rights law and economics. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal aspects of implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety / edited by Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Frederic Perron-Welch, Christine Frison.

Location: lax
Call #: K3925.B56 L45 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book, the first in a new series that focuses on treaty implementation for sustainable development, examines key legal aspects of implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at national and international levels. The volume provides a serious contribution to the current legal and political academic debates on biosafety by discussing key issues under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety that affect the further design of national and international law on biosafety, and analyzing recent progress in the development of domestic regulatory regimes for biosafety. It also examines the legal, political, economic, and practical challenges and solutions encountered in recent efforts to develop and implement domestic biosafety regulations, with a focus on developing countries. In the year of the fifth UN Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, at the signature of a new Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol on Liability and Redress, this timely book examines recent developments in biosafety law and policy. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Active citizenship and disability : implementing the personalisation of support / Andrew Power, Janet E. Lord, Allison S. DeFranco.

Location: lax
Call #: K637 .P69 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book provides an international comparative study of the implementation of disability rights law and policy focused on the emerging principles of self-determination and personalisation. It explores how these principles have been enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and how different jurisdictions have implemented them to enable meaningful engagement and participation by persons with disabilities in society. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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Battered women, their children, and international law : the unintended consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention / Taryn Lindhorst, Jeffrey L. Edleson.

Location: lax
Call #: K707 .L56 2012
Publisher: Northeastern University Press,


An eye-opening appraisal of how current Hague Child Abduction Convention agreements unintentionally harm abused women and their children Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Fight over digital rights : the politics of copyright and technology / Bill D. Herman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3024.E44 H47 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


In the political fight over copyright, Internet advocacy has reshaped the playing field. This was shown most dramatically in the 2012 "SOPA blackout," when the largest online protest in history stopped two copyright bills in their tracks. For those not already familiar with the debate, this protest seemingly came out of nowhere yet was the culmination of an intellectual and political evolution more than a decade in the making. This book examines the debate over digital copyright, from the late 1980s through early 2012, and the new tools of political communication involved in the advocacy around the issue. Drawing on methods from legal studies, political science, and communications, it explores the rise of a coalition seeking more limited copyright, as well as how these early-adopting, technology-savvy policy advocates used online communication to shock the world. It compares key bills, congressional debates, and offline and online media coverage using quantitative and qualitative methods to create a rigorous study for researchers that is also accessible to a general audience. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Social media and the law : a guidebook for communication students and professionals / edited by Daxton R. "Chip" Stewart.

Location: lax
Call #: KF320.A9 S625 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and others have become vital tools for professionals in the news and strategic communication fields. But, to what extent do communications put themselves at risk for defamation and privacy lawsuits by using these tools, and what rights do communicators have when other users talk about them on social networks? This book explores these questions and more. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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Laws of nature : reflections on the evolution of ecosystem management law and policy / edited by Kalyani Robbins.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5505 .L39 2013
Publisher: University Of Akron Press,


This timely collection is written by an interdisciplinary array of law professors, who specialize in legal and policy issues surrounding ecosystem management, and scholars and practitioners in areas such as environmental policy and planning, conservation, economics, and biology, and explores why ecosystems must be valued and managed in their own right. We cannot simply hope ecosystems will benefit from legislation focused on other environmental and natural resource protections, such as those for wildlife, trees, air, and water. An ecosystem, a community of organisms together with their physical environment, viewed as a system of interacting and interdependent relationships, has its own intricate administrative issues. The Laws of Nature investigates how ecosystems function, their value to humans and wildlife, and what factors affect their survival. This analysis id coupled with cutting-edge theories and regulatory proposals from legal scholars who study ecosystem questions. In the end, a thorough and multidisciplinary understanding of the importance of ecosystems is presented. Find out more (catalog link)

Veterans appeals guidebook : representing veterans in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims / Ron Smith, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7713 .V48 2013
Publisher:


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

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


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

Latin American company law.

Location: lacom
Call #: KG320 .L38 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


The two volumes of Latin American Company Law aim to create a better understanding of Latin America's company law as a tool for harnessing development capital, local and foreign, and for developing a broader class of traders, investors, lenders and corporate managers. In pursuing these goals, the authors and editors share a belief in a comparative analysis that the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade (NLCIFT) refers to as 'contextual': legal institutions are examined not only in light of the legal system to which they belong but also as a product of their normative purposes and socio-economic environment. Thus, prospective investors in and lenders to Latin America as well as their legal and economic advisors will learn about the legal and cultural or institutional obstacles to capital formation and financing, especially at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Indigenous (in)justice : human rights law and Bedouin Arabs in the Naqab/Negev / edited by Ahmad Amara, Ismael Abu-Saad, and Oren Yiftachel.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK2107.M56 I53 2012
Publisher: International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School : Distributed by Harvard University Press,


Indigenous (In)Justice explores legal and human rights issues surrounding the Bedouin Arab population in Israel’s Naqab/Negev desert. With contributions from international scholars, including United Nations officials, the volume examines the economic and social rights of indigenous peoples within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and fair work in China / Sean Cooney, Sarah Biddulph and Ying Zhu.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ1270 .C66 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


China’s economic reforms have brought the country both major international clout and widespread domestic prosperity. At the same time, the reforms have led to significant social upheaval, particularly manifest in labour relations. Each year, several hundred thousand disputes break out over working conditions, many of them violent, and the Chinese state has responded with both legal and political strategies. This book investigates how Chinese governments have used law, and other forms of regulation, to govern working conditions and combat labour disputes. Starting from its beginnings in the Republican period the book traces the evolution of the law of work in modern China right up to the reforms of the present day. It goes on to consider the structure of Chinese work law, drawing on both Chinese and Western scholarship to provide new insights into its unique features and assess where the law is innovative and where it is stagnant and unresponsive. Finally, the authors explore the various legal and extra-legal techniques successive Chinese governments have adopted to enforce employment law and the responses of firms, workers and organizations to these practices. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Law and society in Korea / edited by Hyunah Yang.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPA465 .L39 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This book sets out a panoramic view of law and society studies in South Korea, considering the factors that have made this post-colonial war-torn country economically and politically successful. The contributors examine societal and historical conditions that are reflected in (or that were shaped by) the law, through a variety of lenses; including law and development, law and politics, colonialism and gender, past wrongdoings, public interest lawyering, and judicial reform. In dismantling the historical specificity of the way in which Korea studies are universally framed the contributions provide novel views, theories and information about South Korean law and society. Incorporating various perspectives and methodologies, and demonstrating a finely crafted application of general theory to specific issues, this compendium will prove insightful to law scholars and researchers looking to widen their perspective and broaden their knowledge on law and society in Korea. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal reform and business contracts in developing economies : trust, culture, and law in Dakar / Julie Paquin.

Location: lacom
Call #: KTG920 .P37 2012
Publisher: Ashgate Pub.,


This book examines the prospects for business law reform to drive economic development in developing countries. It argues that, despite statements to the contrary, cultural factors and other local conditions in developing countries are not properly taken into account in current business law reform programs. Utilizing the city of Dakar as an example, this book investigates the consequences of this lack of fit between local needs and transplanted legal models by examining the potential and actual impact of the OHADA program of law reform on local business practices. Focusing on how managers make decisions and apply appropriate norms in routine business operations, the book documents how contractual disputes arise and are solved in Dakar and the role played by formal law in these processes. By examining imported law from the point of view of the end-users of legal reforms, the book reveals the complex relationship between formal law, local cultural norms and the activities of SMEs operating in developing economies, and calls for a reconsideration of current law and development theory as well as the role of contract law in business decisions. Find out more (catalog link)

Globalisation and legal scholarship / by William Twining.

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


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

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


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

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

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


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Law of targeting / William H. Boothby.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6515 .B66 2012
Publisher:


Comprehensively examining all aspects of the law of targeting in military operations, the book assesses controversies in the rules governing targeting, including the use of human shields, the level of care required in a bombing campaign, and in the determination of whether someone is directly participating in hostilities. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

Judicial reconstruction and the rule of law : reassessing military intervention in Iraq and beyond / by Angeline Lewis.

Location: lax
Call #: K3171 .L49 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Pub.,


The idea of building a blueprint `rule of law' through military intervention has seized the imagination of practitioners and theorists alike in the past decade of peacebuilding operations, and an emphasis on simultaneous judicial reconstruction and security sector reform has emerged as their central strategy. This work, in a fresh approach based on recent military operations in Iraq and beyond, challenges both the universality of the blueprint and the doctrinal assumption that institutional reform by military interveners builds peace and legitimacy. In a comprehensive review, the essential role of the community in developing its own relationship with law, while interveners refocus exclusively on restoring public security using their extraordinary powers under international humanitarian law, emerges as the only future for `rule of law operations.' Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

International law and freshwater : the multiple challenges / edited by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Christina Leb, Mara Tignino.

Location: lax
Call #: K3498 .I58 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This volume offers a comprehensive international look at diverse issues arising from water use for human consumption, agriculture, energy, industry, waste disposal and ecosystem conservation. Find out more (catalog link)

Global forest governance : legal concepts and policy trends / Rowena Maguire.

Location: lax
Call #: K3884 .M34 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This book identifies the fundamental legal principles and the governance requirements of sustainable forest management. An analytical model for assessing forest regulation is created which identifies the doctrinal concepts that underpin forest regulation (justice, property, sovereignty and governance). It also highlights the dominant public international institutions involved in forest regulation (UNFF, UNFCCC and WB) which is followed by analysis of non-state international forest regulation (forest certification and ecosystem markets). The book concludes by making a number of practical recommendations for reform of global forest governance arrangements and suggested reforms for individual international forest institutions. This book will appeal to academics, policymakers, international environmental researchers and government officials involved in forest regulation and environmental regulation more broadly. Find out more (catalog link)

International law for energy and the environment / Patricia Park.

Location: lax
Call #: K3981 .P37 2013
Publisher:


This title presents the latest in environmental laws and policies in a comprehensive exploration of the interrelationship between environmental law and the energy sector. The text covers international legal instruments and contains a new section on regulations of the major jurisdictions, including USA, UK, Norway, EU, India, and China. It addresses all major energy sources, including renewables, and addresses policy issues such as energy security. Find out more (catalog link)

Cassese's international criminal law.

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


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

Victims of environmental harm : rights, recognition and redress under national and international law / Matthew Hall.

Location: lax
Call #: K5278 .H35 2013
Publisher:


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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Successes and failures of whistleblower laws / Robert G. Vaughn.

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


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Tough luck constitution and the assault on health care reform / Andrew Koppelman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3605 .K67 2013
Publisher:


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It's the law! : pets, animals, and the law / William J. Wynn.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.A5 W96 2002
Publisher: Doral Pub.,


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Hazardous materials compliance for public research organizations : a case study / Nicolas A. Valcik.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3945 .V35 2013
Publisher:


This title is a case study of one university's policies and practices with regard to the procurement, use, storage and disposal of HAZMAT in the context of a changing internal structure and regulatory environment. The author's presentation is no-holds-barred, using interviews, archival documentation, and unobtrusive observations as a participant where the research institution was at times noncompliant with the new federal guidelines. This book provides a better understanding of the issues that research organizations face when contending with the new federal legislation on HAZMAT. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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Looking for rights in all the wrong places : why state constitutions contain America's positive rights / Emily Zackin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4750.Z95 Z33 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


Unlike many national constitutions, which contain explicit positive rights to such things as education, a living wage, and a healthful environment, the U.S. Bill of Rights appears to contain only a long list of prohibitions on government. American constitutional rights, we are often told, protect people only from an overbearing government, but give no explicit guarantees of governmental help.Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Placesargues that we have fundamentally misunderstood the American rights tradition. The United States actually has a long history of enshrining positive rights in its constitutional law, but these rights have been overlooked simply because they are not in the federal Constitution. Emily Zackin shows how they instead have been included in America's state constitutions, in large part because state governments, not the federal government, have long been primarily responsible for crafting American social policy. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Gray wolves and the Endangered Species Act / Chase Ewing and Roger H. Cooley, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5640 .G73 2012
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers,


The wolf was among the first animals protected under the Endangered Species Preservation Act, a predecessor to the current Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 1978 the gray wolf was listed as endangered in all of the conterminous 48 states except Minnesota, where it was listed as threatened. With the exception of experimental populations established in the 1990s, the protections for the gray wolf have been diminishing since that date, as wolf populations have increased in some areas. The use of distinct population segments (DPSs), a term created in the 1978 ESA amendments, has played a role in that reduced protection. DPSs allow vertebrate species to be divided into distinct groups, based on geography and genetic distinctions. Find out more (catalog link)

Criminal law and its processes : cases and materials / [compiled] by Monrad G. Paulsen, Sanford H. Kadish.

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


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

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


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

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


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Protection of fundamental rights in the EU after Lisbon / edited by Sybe de Vries, Ulf Bernitz and Stephen Weatherill.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5132.A8 P765 2013
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


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

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


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Environmental protection in multi-layered systems : comparative lessons from the water sector / edited by Mariachiara Alberton and Francesco Palermo.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6202.D75 E58 2012
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Publishers,


This text describes and analyses how environmental issues are regulated in several federal, regional and unitary systems and in the European Union. The comparative analysis reveals common trends towards a multi-layered environmental governance, cross-cutting traditional distinctions among different state models. Find out more (catalog link)

EU competition law and liberal professions : an uneasy relationship? / by Ida E. Wendt.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE7032 .W46 2013
Publisher:


Drawing on the fundamental principles of EU competition law, this book comprehensively reassesses the authority and democratic legitimacy of self- and state regulation of liberal professions, and ultimately challenges the use of a diffuse public interest concept in professional regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

EU Internet law / Andrej Savin, associate professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE959.5.C65 S28 2013
Publisher:


Primarily intended as an overview of the state of Internet law in the European Union, this text also serves as a critical evaluation of the EU's policy and governance methods. The issues discussed range from electronic commerce, data and consumer protection - where innovative approaches work in the single market context - to controversial areas such as digital copyright or cyber-crime where American influences are more clearly visible. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

Legitimate target : a criteria-based approach to targeted killing / Amos N. Guiora.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6373.2 .G85 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


In Legitimate Target, A Criteria Based Approach to Targeted Killing, Amos Guiora proposes that targeted killing decisions must reflect consideration of four distinct elements: law, policy, morality, and operational details, thus ensuring that it complies with principles of domestic and international laws. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

War and war crimes : the military, legitimacy, and success in armed conflict / James Gow.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7145 .G69 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press,


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

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


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

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

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


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

Deluxe : how luxury lost its luster / Dana Thomas.

Location: lax
Call #: HD9999.L852 T46 2007
Publisher: Penguin Press,


Thomas, the style and cultural reporter for "Newsweek," takes a hard-hitting look at the world of new luxury, and argues that globalization and corporate greed have ensured that old-time manufacturing has bowed to sweatshops and wild profits to produce mediocre merchandise. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Althusser and law / edited by Laurent de Sutter.

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


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

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

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


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

Old bridge of Mostar and increasing respect for cultural property in armed conflict / by Jadranka Petrovic.

Location: lax
Call #: K3791 .P48 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Although it is precious to all humanity, including future generations, cultural property is targeted wilfully during armed conflict. In the litany of other war crimes the wilful destruction of cultural property is pushed from centre stage. The deliberate destruction of the Old Bridge of Mostar is emblematic of tragedies wrought on priceless cultural objects internationally. Drawing on the relevant rules of international humanitarian law and the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, this book analyses the normative implications of the deliberate targeting and destruction of the Old Bridge and also examines enforcement efforts in order to identify issues relating to international legal protection of cultural property arising from this incident. Find out more (catalog link)

Managing family justice in diverse societies / edited by Mavis Maclean and John Eekelaar.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.C8 M36 2013
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


The aim of this book is to explore what response the law has or should have to different family practices arising from cultural and religious beliefs. The issue has become increasingly debated as western countries have become more culturally diverse. Although discussion has frequently focused on the role Islamic family law should have in these countries, this book seeks to set that discussion within a wider context that includes consideration both of theoretical issues and also of empirical data about the interaction between specific family practices and state law in a variety of jurisdictions ranging from England and Wales to Bangladesh, Botswana, Spain, Poland, France, Israel, Iran and South Africa. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Little Rock crisis : a constitutional interpretation / Tony Freyer.

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


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

Genocide and crimes against humanity : misconceptions and confusion in French law and practice / Caroline Fournet.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJV8150 .F68 2013
Publisher:


This title explores the ambiguities of the French law of genocide by exposing the inexplicable dichotomy between a progressive theory and an overly conservative practice. Based on the observation that the crime of genocide has remained absent from French courtrooms to the benefit of crimes against humanity, this research dissects the reasons for this absence. Find out more (catalog link)

Rethinking law and development : the Chinese experience / edited by Guanghua Yu.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ3191 .R48 2013
Publisher: New York : Routledge,


This book is the result of the collective effort of some of the foremost experts and scholars of Chinese law, Asian law, and Chinese economics and carefully examines the relationship between law and Chinas economic development. Serious inquiries and candid opinions of the contributors have made for stimulating discussion and debate in many controversial areas. Find out more (catalog link)

Handbook of environmental law / P.B. Sahasranaman.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS1507 .S24 2012
Publisher:


This handbook analyses key issues related to environmental protection in India. It covers an entire gamut of issues such as sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, water resource management, waste management, disaster management and rehabilitation, forest conservation, wildlife protection, and pollution and climatic change. Find out more (catalog link)

International watercourses law in the Nile River Basin : three states at a crossroads / Tadesse Kassa Woldetsadik.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC660.N55 W65 2013
Publisher:


This book examines the multifaceted regulation of the Nile, starting with the Anglo-Ethiopian Treaty of 1902. It scrutinizes the non-treaty based claims of rights of the basin states to the Nile waters, examining the relevant rules of customary international law that set out rights and riparian obligations in the utilization of shared watercourses. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal and ethical regulation of biomedical research in developing countries / Remigius N. Nwabueze, University of Southampton, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KQC698.5 .N88 2013
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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

Privatizing war : private military and security companies under public international law / Lindsey Cameron and Vincent Chetail.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6418.5 .C36 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


comprehensive study of international law as it applies to the widespread, but controversial, use of private military and security companies in armed conflict. Along with an expert analysis of humanitarian law, it covers classic questions of responsibility and raises new questions regarding legal limits on the use of PMSCs. Find out more (catalog link)

Making of an American high school : the credentials market and the Central High School of Philadelphia, 1838-1939 / David F. Labaree.

Location: lax
Call #: LD7501.P492 L33 1988
Publisher: Yale University Press,


This prize-winning book analyzes the origins and development of Central High School, the first public high school in Philadelphia and a model for secondary schools elsewhere. Using Central as a case study, David F. Labaree argues that the American public high school is the product of the struggle between egalitarianism and meritocracy that is endemic to a democratic society. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Global internet law in a nutshell / by Michael L. Rustad.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF390.5.C6 R87 2013
Publisher:


The Global Internet in a Nutshell begins with a review of the history, technology, and competing theories of the Internet that enables a deeper understanding of case law and statutory developments discussed in the substantive chapters. It briefly covers the history of the Internet through the rapidly evolving Web 3.0, competing theories of Internet governance, cyber jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments, choice and conflicts of law, cybertorts, online contracting and licensing, the protection of online intellectual property assets, the protection of online privacy, criminal liability for Internet activity, and European Community directives such as the E-Commerce Directive, Brussels Regulation, and Rome I Regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Challenging the legal boundaries of work regulation / edited by Judy Fudge, Shae McCrystal, and Kamala Sankaran.

Location: lax
Call #: K1705 .C525 2012
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


Focusing on paid work that blurs traditional legal boundaries and the challenge this poses to traditional forms of labor regulation, this collection of original case studies illustrates the wide range of different forms of regulation designed to provide decent work. The case studies cover a diversity of workers from across developed and developing countries, the formal and informal economies, and public and private work spaces. Each case study deals with the failings of traditional labor law, and several explore different forms of regulatory techniques to protect workers, such as commercial law, corporate codes of conduct, or supply chain regulation. The book is a useful and interesting study for all those interested in labor law. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Common pools of genetic resources : equity and innovation in international biodiversity law / edited by Evanson Chege Kamau and Gerd Winter.

Location: lax
Call #: K3488.5 .C66 2013
Publisher:


Written by a team of expert academics and practitioners in the field, this innovative book makes a timely and valuable contribution to academic and policy debates in international environmental law, international biodiversity law, intellectual property law, climate law and the law of indigenous populations. Find out more (catalog link)

Transferable groundwater rights : integrating hydrogeology, law and economics / Andreas N. Charalambous.

Location: lax
Call #: K3496 .C48 2013
Publisher:


The principle of Transferable Water Rights (TWR) is that by making water rights capable of being traded in the market, water resources can be used more sustainably and efficiently. Water would achieve its economic value, by switching from the high volume-low value irrigation, which is prevalent with many farmers, to low volume-high value urban supply or the growing of intensive horticultural or cash crops. However, sceptics point out that free markets do not usually best serve the environment, the poor and the conservation of resources. This book discusses TWR in their broader context. Find out more (catalog link)

In the public interest : medical licensing and the disciplinary process / Ruth Horowitz.

Location: lax
Call #: K4366 .H67 2013
Publisher: Rutgers University Press,


In the Public Interest investigates the mechanisms that democratic societies have used to certify that those working as licensed doctors are properly trained and supervised as they deliver critical services to the public. It analyzes the workings of the crucial public institutions charged with maintaining the safety and legitimacy of the U.S. medical profession and provides prescriptive measures, addresses problems in need of reform, and suggests new procedures, resource allocation, and education in medical oversight. Find out more (catalog link)

Human trafficking around the world : hidden in plain sight / Stephanie Hepburn and Rita J. Simon.

Location: lax
Call #: K5297 .H47 2013
Publisher:


The journalist Stephanie Hepburn and the justice scholar Rita J. Simon combine statistical data with intimate accounts to convey the full experience of human trafficking. They recount the lives of victims during and after their experience with trafficking and follow the activities of traffickers before capture and their outcomes after sentencing. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Informed consent to psychoanalysis : the law, the theory, and the data / Elyn R. Saks and Shahrokh Golshan.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3827.I5 S35 2013
Publisher: Fordham University Press,


The goal of this book is to shed psychoanalytic light on a concept--informed consent-- that has transformed the delivery of health care in the United States. Examining the concept of informed consent in the context of psychoanalysis, the book first summarizes the law and literature on this topic. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Remote gambling : trends, policies, and federal law.

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


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

Law of teacher evaluation / Lawrence F. Rossow and Laural Logan-Fain.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4190.E9 R67 2013
Publisher: Education Law Association,


This videotape examines the issues inherent in the Law of Teacher evaluation such as adverse employment decisions; objective vs. subjective factors, and job-related criteria; multiple observations; and formal procedures. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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Adversary First Amendment : free expression and the foundations of American democracy / Martin H. Redish.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4770 .R428 2013
Publisher:


Most free speech scholars understand the First Amendment as a vehicle for or protection of democracy itself, relying upon cooperative or collectivist theories of democracy. Martin Redish reconsiders free speech in the context of adversary democracy, arguing that individuals should have the opportunity to affect the outcomes of collective decision-making according to their own values and interests. Adversary democracy recognizes the inevitability of conflict within a democratic society, as well as the need for regulation of that conflict to prevent the onset of tyranny. In doing so, it embraces pluralism, diversity, and the individual growth and development deriving from the promotion of individual interests. Drawing on previous free speech scholarship and case studies of controversial speech, Redish advances a theory of free expression grounded in democratic notions of self-promotion and controlled adversary conflict, making a strong case for its application across such areas as commercial speech, campaign spending, and anonymous speech. Find out more (catalog link)

Tragedy of religious freedom / Marc O. DeGirolami.

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


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

Long wars and the Constitution / Stephen M. Griffin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5060 .G73 2013
Publisher:


Extension of presidential leadership in foreign affairs to war powers has destabilized our constitutional order and deranged our foreign policy. Stephen M. Griffin shows unexpected connections between the imperial presidency and constitutional crises, and argues for accountability by restoring Congress to a meaningful role in decisions for war. Find out more (catalog link)

Shadow nations : tribal sovereignty and the limits of legal pluralism / N. Bruce Duthu.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8205 .D88 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


In order to counter the steady erosion of tribal powers of self-government, this book argues for redirecting the trajectory of tribal-federal relations to better reflect the formative ethos of legal pluralism that operated in the nation's earliest years. Find out more (catalog link)

Child abduction within the European Union / Katarina Trimmings.

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


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

Consent in European data protection law / by Eleni Kosta.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6071 .K676 2013
Publisher:


Against the background of European legal framework, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of the concept of consent in data protection, with a special focus on the field of electronic communications. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Sex in peace operations / Gabrielle Simm.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6376 .S56 2013
Publisher:


This text critically re-evaluates the problem of UN peacekeepers, private military contractors and humanitarian NGO workers who engage in sex with local people. Of interest to scholars of international law, peace and conflict studies, gender and sexuality, and development, it takes a regulatory approach to international law. Find out more (catalog link)

Counterinsurgency law : new directions in asymmetric warfare William Banks.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6398.A87 B36 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


In Counterinsurgency Law, William Banks and several distinguished contributors explore from an interdisciplinary legal and policy perspective the multiple challenges that counterinsurgency operations pose today to the rule of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Common precedents : the presentness of the past in Victorian law and fiction / Ayelet Ben-Yishai.

Location: lax
Call #: PR871 .B46 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Common Precedents maintains that precedent constitutes a sophisticated and powerful mechanism for managing social and cultural change. Reading major novels by George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, and Wilkie Collins, this analysis of law and literature shows that precedential reasoning enjoyed widespread cultural significance in the nineteenth-century as a means of preserving a sense of common history, values, and interests in the face of a new heterogeneous society. Find out more (catalog link)

Biobanks : patents or open science? / Antonella De Robbio.

Location: lax
Call #: QH332 .D46 2013
Publisher:


Several recent initiatives in biomedical research have attempted to make their data freely available to others, so as to foster innovation. Many of these initiatives have adopted the open source model, which has gained widespread recognition in the computer industry. This title is structured into eight chapters and begins with an introduction, which is followed by chapters that discuss how the term `biobank¿ came about in scientific literature; legal matters relating to biobanks; and intellectual and physical property. Later chapters comprehensively analyse the intellectual property of biobanks within the sphere of copyright; biotechnological inventions and research patentability; open data sharing in biobanks; and biobanks as commons or vault. Find out more (catalog link)

Assisted suicide : the liberal, humanist case against legalization / Kevin Yuill, University of Sunderland, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: R726 .Y85 2013
Publisher:


Critical of both sides of the discussion, this book presents an up-to-date analysis of the direction discussion is taking, showing that atheists, libertarians, those favouring abortion rights and stem-cell research should stand beside their religious compatriots in opposing legalization of assisted suicide. The author shows that the real issue behind the debate is not euthanasia but suicide. Rather than focusing on tragic cases, he indicates the real damage that will be done if we affirm the suicidal wishes of even a small segment of the population. Analyzing the movement for the right to die in historical terms, Yuill shows that, though many proponents of a change in the law believe they are rationalist heirs of such thinkers as John Stuart Mill, legalizing assisted suicide will reduce privacy and freedom. Finally, Yuill suggests a radical alternative to legalization of assisted suicide that would embrace both the cause of freedom and the anxieties of many about securing good deaths. Find out more (catalog link)

Enacting power : the criminalization of obeah in the anglophone Caribbean, 1760-2011 / Jerome S. Handler and Kenneth M. Bilby.

Location: lax
Call #: BL2532.O23 H36 2012
Publisher: University of the West Indies Press,


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

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


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

Social economy and social entrepreneurship / European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

Location: lax
Call #: HD59.6.E85 S63 2013
Publisher:


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Making human rights intelligible : towards a sociology of human rights / edited by Mikael Rask Madsen and Gert Verschraegen.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .M3532 2013
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


By highlighting the institutional and socio-cultural context of human rights, this collection provides illuminating insights into the emergence and contemporary societal significance of human rights. Drawn from both sides of the Atlantic and adhering to refreshingly different theoretical orientations, the contributors to this volume show how sociology can develop our understanding of human rights and how the emergence of human rights relates to classical sociological questions such as social change, modernisation or state formation. Find out more (catalog link)

World Bank and sustainable development : legal essays / by David Freestone.

Location: lax
Call #: K4451 .F74 2013
Publisher:


The World Bank and Sustainable Development: Legal Essays collects works from the past ten years by David Freestone, former Deputy General Counsel and Senior Adviser at the World Bank. The essays offer a unique perspective founded on the authors years of experience at the World Bank. They cover a wide-range of topics, including the Banks Sustainable Development and its Climate Change agendas as well as its project based Environmental and Social Safeguard policies, highlighting the evolution of the pioneering role of the Banks Inspection Panel. Find out more (catalog link)

Research handbook on governance of the Internet / edited by Ian Brown, University of Oxford, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: K564.C6 R465 2013
Publisher:


This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research on Internet governance, written by the leading scholars in the field. With an international focus, it features contributions from lawyers, economists and political scientists across North America, Europe and Australia. They adopt a broad multidisciplinary perspective, taking in law, economics, political science, international relations, and communications studies. Thought-provoking chapters cover topics such as ICANN, the Internet Governance Forum, grassroots activism, innovation, human rights, privacy in social networks, and network neutrality. Find out more (catalog link)

Islam and English law : rights, responsibilities, and the place of Shari'a / edited by Robin Griffith-Jones.

Location: lacom
Call #: KBP69.G7 I83 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This volume discusses Rowan Williams' lecture on shari'a law, which launched an interdisciplinary media debate on the relationship between Islam and Christianity, as well as church and state. Of considerable interest to students of law, religion, Islamic history and those interested in the ongoing debate about shari'a law. Find out more (catalog link)

Learning to lead : what really works for women in law / Gindi Eckel Vincent, author ; Mary B. Cranston, advisor

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF299.W6 V56 2013
Publisher:


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Building community resilience post-disaster : a guide for affordable housing and community economic development practitioners / Dorcas R. Gilmore and Diane M. Standaert, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3750 .B85 2013
Publisher:


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Global body market : altruism's limits / Michele Goodwin, Everett Fraser Professor of Law and Professor of Medicine & Public Health, University of Minnesota.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3827.D66 G66 2013
Publisher:


This book offers a frank conversation about altruism in the global body market. It chronicles exploitation in the name of altruism, including the nonconsensual use of children in dangerous clinical trials. The book analyzes social and legal commitments to the value of altruism - offering an important critique of the vulnerability of altruism to corruption, coercion, pressure, and other negative externalities. Find out more (catalog link)

Health care IT : the essential lawyer's guide to health care information technology and the law / Arthur Peabody, Jr., editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3827.R4 H43 2013
Publisher:


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Cyberspace law : censorship and regulation of the Internet / edited by Hannibal Travis.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C6 C94 2013
Publisher:


It can be argued that the rules of the road for Internet users have evolved to reflect a balance between the untrammelled freedom sought by many users, and the demands of governments, parents, other users, corporations, and associations of equipment and intellectual property owners for greater control. However, this balance is being eroded by new technological tools for spying on, shaping, and censoring communications over the Internet to an unprecedented degree. This book considers how these technological controls are satisfying corporations' and governments' demands for greater predictability in Internet usage. Find out more (catalog link)

Town and gown : legal strategies for effective collaboration / Cynthia A. Baker and Patricia E. Salkin, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4225 .T69 2013
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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

Children and the law : doctrine, policy and practice / by Douglas E. Abrams, Sarah H. Ramsey.

Location: lax
Call #: KF479.A7 A25 2010
Publisher: West/Thomson,


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America's war on terror : the state of the 9/11 exception from Bush to Obama / Jason Ralph.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4850 .R35 2013
Publisher:


The US response to 9-11 was exceptional. The 'war on terror' went against the norm in the sense of being unusual and it challenged certain international norms as articulated in international law. This book focuses on four specific exceptions: US policy on the targeting, prosecution, detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists. These exceptionalist arguments enabled controversial practices such as the invasion of Iraq, targeted killings or assassination, indefinite detention at Guantánamo, trial by military commission, and aggressive interrogations or torture. The book considers the political strength of these arguments in the post-Bush period and concludes that the post-9/11 exception continues to influence US policy despite the election of President Obama. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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EU competition and internal market law in the health care sector / Leigh Hancher, Wolf Sauter.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6206 .H36 2012
Publisher:


This work gives an overview of the impact of EU competition rules and internal market law on healthcare systems in Europe. Alongside a thorough discussion of healthcare provision and the medical professions, the book covers health insurance, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.There is an examination of the impact of the four freedoms, the cartel and abuse of dominance prohibitions and merger control, as well as the rules on state aid andpublic procurement. The book also considers horizontal measures as they affect healthcare. Expertly written, this is an ideal tool for those requiring an in-depth discussion of this important area of EU law. Find out more (catalog link)

Law, rights and ideology in Russia : landmarks in the destiny of a great power / Bill Bowring.

Location: lacom
Call #: KLA120 .C69 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


his title brings into sharp focus several key episodes in Russia's vividly ideological engagement with law and rights. Drawing on 30 years of experience of consultancy and teaching in many regions of Russia, and on library research in Russian language texts, Bill Bowring provides unique insights into people, events, and ideas. Find out more (catalog link)

Custom, land and livelihood in rural south China : the traditional land law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1750-1950 / Patrick H. Hase.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ683 .H37 2013
Publisher:


Land was always at the centre of life in Hong Kong's rural New Territories: it sustained livlihoods and lineages and, for some, was a route to power. Villagers managed their land according to customs that were often at odds with formal Chinese law. This book explores land ownership in the New Territories, analysing over 100 surviving land deeds from the late Qing Dynasty to recent times, which are transcribed in full and translated into English. Find out more (catalog link)

Statehood and self-determination : reconciling tradition and modernity in international law / Edited by Duncan French.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4041 .S748 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This detailed and timely examination of fundamental issues of statehood and recognition, self-determination and the rights of indigenous peoples includes analysis of some of the most controversial examples of disputed territorial status, including Kosovo and the Palestinian Authority. Find out more (catalog link)

Ethics and the laws of war : the moral justification of legal norms / Antony Lamb.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6396 .L36 2013
Publisher:


This book is an examination of the permissions, prohibitions and obligations found in just war theory, and the moral grounds for laws concerning war. Pronouncing an action or course of actions to be prohibited, permitted or obligatory by just war theory does not thereby establish the moral grounds of that prohibition, permission or obligation; nor does such a pronouncement have sufficient persuasive force to govern actions in the public arena. So what are the moral grounds of laws concerning war, and what ought these laws to be? Adopting the distinction between "jus ad bellum" and "jus in bello," the author argues that rules governing conduct in war can be morally grounded in a form of rule-consequentialism of negative duties. Looking towards the public rules, the book argues for a new interpretation of existing laws, and in some cases the implementation of completely new laws. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Captured in war : lawful internment in armed conflict / Els Debuf ; preface, Andrew Clapham.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6519 .D43 2013
Publisher:


This book examines the continued relevance and adequacy of the existing legal framework for internment in warfare, identifies its shortcomings and proposes possible avenues to remedy them. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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War on terror : the legal dimension / James P. Terry.

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


A former Marine judge advocate and legal counsel to General Colin Powell, James Terry explores the genesis of the United States approach to terror violence and the legal foundation for the nations response to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Terry first reviews the entire spectrum of legal issues that arise before offering creative and practical legal and political solutions to counter terrorist activities. The author examines the development of rules of engagement and their application in the terrorist environment while differentiating the law of self-defense in this environment from more traditional conflicts. He also addresses the role of interrogation, and the line between harsh interrogation and torture, and the jurisdictional claims that arise.This volume examines a large number of topics related to the struggle and in a remarkably concise exploration, makes them understandable to experts in international law as well as those who do not have a strong background in the field. Find out more (catalog link)

States of emergency : colonialism, literature and law / Stephen Morton.

Location: lax
Call #: PN56.P555 M67 2013
Publisher:


How can literature and culture from the postcolonial world help us understand the relationship between law and violence in emergencies? This book examines how violent anti-colonial struggles and the legal, military and political techniques employed by colonial governments to contain them have been imagined. Find out more (catalog link)

Reimagining To Kill a Mockingbird : family, community, and the possibility of equal justice under law / edited by Austin Sarat and Martha Merrill Umphrey.

Location: lax
Call #: PS3562.E353 T654 2013
Publisher:


Fifty years after the release of the film version of Harper Lee's acclaimed novel To Kill a Mockingbird, this collection of original essays takes a fresh look at a classic text in legal scholarship. The contributors revisit and examine Atticus, Scout, and Jem Finch, their community, and the events that occur there through the interdisciplinary lens of law and humanities scholarship. The readings in this volume peel back the film's visual representation of the many-layered social world of Maycomb, Alabama, offering sometimes counterintuitive insights through the prism of a number of provocative contemporary theoretical and interpretive questions. Find out more (catalog link)

Global governance of HIV/AIDS : intellectual property and access to essential medicines / edited by Obijiofor Aginam, John Harrington, Peter K. Yu.

Location: lax
Call #: RA643.8 .G564 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This important book brings together leading scholars from multiple disciplines, including intellectual property, human rights, public health, and development studies, as well as activists to critically reflect on the global health governance regime. The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS explores the implications of high international intellectual property standards for access to essential medicines in developing countries. With a focus on HIV/AIDS governance, the volume provides a timely analysis of the international legal and political landscape, the relationship between human rights and intellectual property, and emerging issues in global health policy. It concludes with concrete strategies on how to improve access to HIV/AIDS medicines. This interdisciplinary, global, and up-to-date book will strongly appeal to academics of law, international relations, health policy and public policy, as well as students, policymakers and activists. Find out more (catalog link)

Mark of Cain : guilt and denial in the post-war lives of Nazi perpetrators / Katharina von Kellenbach.

Location: lax
Call #: D804.7.M67 K45 2013
Publisher:


In The Mark of Cain, Katharina von Kellenbach draws on letters exchanged between clergy and Nazi perpetrators, written notes of prison chaplains, memoirs, sermons, and prison publications to illuminate the moral and spiritual struggles of perpetrators after the war. Find out more (catalog link)

Arming and disarming : a history of gun control in Canada / R. Blake Brown.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7439.C2 B76 2012
Publisher: University of Toronto Press,


Arming and Disarming provides a careful exploration of how social, economic, cultural, legal, and constitutional concerns shaped gun legislation and its implementation, as well as how these factors defined Canada's historical and contemporary 'gun culture.' Find out more (catalog link)

Enabling peace in Guatemala : the story of MINUGUA / William Stanley.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.G8 S83 2013
Publisher:


William Stanley tells the absorbing story of the UN peace operation in Guatemala¿s ten-year endeavor (1994-2004) to build conditions that would sustain a lasting peace in the country. Unusual among UN peace efforts because of its largely civilian nature, its General Assembly mandate, and its heavy reliance on UN volunteers to staff field offices, the mission (MINUGUA) focused initially on human rights; beginning in 1997, however, its scope expanded to include verification of the full range of peace accords designed to end nearly four decades of civil war between the government and the revolutionary insurgency. MINUGUA faced a challenging political context: the government that signed the peace accords proved unable or unwilling to implement them, and the progress of successive governments was modest at best. Left to do the heavy lifting politically, the mission also grappled with uncooperative political elites and persistent state corruption, organized crime, and social inequality. Find out more (catalog link)

Rise and fall of human rights : cynicism and politics in occupied Palestine / Lori Allen.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.P19 A55 2013
Publisher:


This title provides a groundbreaking ethnographic investigation of the Palestinian human rights world-its NGOs, activists, and 'victims,' as well as their politics, training, and discourse - since 1979. Though human rights activity began as a means of struggle against the Israeli occupation, it has since been professionalized and politicized, transformed into a public relations tool for political legitimization and state-making. Find out more (catalog link)

Migration : practices, challenges and impact / Huynh Truong Huy, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6035 .M345 2013
Publisher:


The links between migration both internally and internationally and its effects have been increasing at regional and international policy levels. According to the official statistics from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), about 214 million people moved and worked abroad in 2010, compared with 150 million in 2000. It is worth noting that remittances transferred from migrants to their home country have increased by 3.5 times in the same period, estimated from USD 132 billion in 2000 to 440 billion in 2010, especially nearly 80% remittances sent by migrants to developing countries. This book consists of eight survey-based papers prepared by a team of contributing authors on various aspects and in an internationally collaborative effort. The aim of this book is to provide potential readers with a richer understanding of the current situation of migration, particularly from the developing world. Find out more (catalog link)

Armed state building : confronting state failure, 1898-2012 / Paul D. Miller.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ6300 .M55 2013
Publisher:


Since 1898, the United States and the United Nations have deployed military force more than three dozen times in attempts to rebuild failed states. Currently there are more state-building campaigns in progress than at any time in the past century-including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Sudan, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, and Lebanon-and the number of candidate nations for such campaigns in the future is substantial. Even with a broad definition of success, earlier campaigns failed more than half the time. In this book, Paul D. Miller brings his decade in the U.S. military, intelligence community, and policy worlds to bear on the question of what causes armed, international state-building campaigns by liberal powers to succeed or fail. Find out more (catalog link)

Hazard or hardship : crafting global norms on the right to refuse unsafe work / Jeffrey Hilgert.

Location: lax
Call #: K1830 .H55 2013
Publisher:


Today, hazardous work kills 2.3 million people each year and injures millions more. Among the most compelling yet controversial forms of legal protection for workers is the right to refuse unsafe work. The rise of globalization, precarious work, neoliberal politics, attacks on unions, and the idea of individual employment rights have challenged the protection of occupational health and safety for workers worldwide. In this work, Jeffrey Hilgert presents the protection of refusal rights as a moral and a human rights question. Find out more (catalog link)

Right to housing : law, concepts, possibilities / Jessie Hohmann.

Location: lax
Call #: K3550 .H65 2013
Publisher: Hart,


Drawing on insights from disciplines including law, political theory, anthropology, philosophy and geography, this book is both a contribution to the state of knowledge on the right to housing, and an entry into the broader human rights debate. Find out more (catalog link)

Transborder data flows and data privacy law / Christopher Kuner.

Location: lax
Call #: K4305 .K86 2013
Publisher:


Written by a renowned expert on data protection law, this work examines the history, policies, and future of transborder data flow regulation, and is the only text to provide a detailed legal analysis of its global implications. Find out more (catalog link)

Monaghan on equality law / Karon Monaghan, QC.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


In this compelling new tip book you'll find innovative and surprising ways to keep your personal diversity journey moving and the diversity commitment of your organization. Written to make this information bite-size and accessible, you'll find quick answers to typical What should I do? questions, like: What if I say the wrong thing, what should I do? What if I am at work and someone makes a sexist joke, what should I say? Purchase copies for everyone at your organization to make sure everyone knows the culturally effective way to approach diversity situations. With this book they can be prepared and practiced at moving diversity forward! Find out more (catalog link)

Alzheimer's and the law : counseling clients with dementia and their families / Kerry Peck and Rick Law, with Brandon Peck and Diana Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3803.A56 P43 2013
Publisher:


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

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


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

RCRA practice manual / Theodore L. Garrett, editor.

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

Negotiating spaces : legal domains, gender concerns, and community constructs / edited by Flavia Agnes, Shoba Venkatesh Ghosh ; in association with Majlis Legal Centre.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS516 .N44 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Laws protecting women are based on the belief that gender sensitive statutory laws can protect women better than the laws based on community practices of patriarchal traditions. However, in India these two sets of laws constantly overlap. This volume analyses the impact of such laws on women's rights and studies the interventionist role of courts. The essays explore the contradictions that Indian women face when it comes to choosing between the formal state laws and community based laws. Find out more (catalog link)

Ideas in conflict : international law and the global war on terror / Eric Engle.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .E545 2013
Publisher:


Ideas in Conflict: International Law and the War on Terror describes the transformation of international law and sovereignty in the post-war world. It imparts the causes and consequences of the rise of non-State actors' importance in international law, with a focus on human rights and terrorism as two examples of this phenomenon. After World War II, international law transformed itself radically: human rights took a central role in the post-war world as the legitimator of States, and as a key objective of the international system as one of the steps to prevent another global war. State sovereignty likewise transformed from an absolute, indivisible, and ultimate power of States into relativized and transferable quanta of State power, which in turn were partially parceled upward to international organizations, downward to sub-State public law actors, and outward to private law actors. Terrorism is one of the latest challenges posed to the international system by non-State actors. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Rise and fall of human rights : cynicism and politics in occupied Palestine / Lori Allen.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.P19 A55 2013
Publisher:


This title provides a groundbreaking ethnographic investigation of the Palestinian human rights world-its NGOs, activists, and 'victims,' as well as their politics, training, and discourse - since 1979. Though human rights activity began as a means of struggle against the Israeli occupation, it has since been professionalized and politicized, transformed into a public relations tool for political legitimization and state-making. Find out more (catalog link)

Migration : practices, challenges and impact / Huynh Truong Huy, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6035 .M345 2013
Publisher:


The links between migration both internally and internationally and its effects have been increasing at regional and international policy levels. According to the official statistics from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), about 214 million people moved and worked abroad in 2010, compared with 150 million in 2000. It is worth noting that remittances transferred from migrants to their home country have increased by 3.5 times in the same period, estimated from USD 132 billion in 2000 to 440 billion in 2010, especially nearly 80% remittances sent by migrants to developing countries. This book consists of eight survey-based papers prepared by a team of contributing authors on various aspects and in an internationally collaborative effort. The aim of this book is to provide potential readers with a richer understanding of the current situation of migration, particularly from the developing world. Find out more (catalog link)

Armed state building : confronting state failure, 1898-2012 / Paul D. Miller.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ6300 .M55 2013
Publisher:


In this book, Paul D. Miller brings his decade in the U.S. military, intelligence community, and policy worlds to bear on the question of what causes armed, international state-building campaigns by liberal powers to succeed or fail. The United States successfully rebuilt the West German and Japanese states after World War II but failed to build a functioning state in South Vietnam. After the Cold War the United Nations oversaw relatively successful campaigns to restore order, hold elections, and organize post-conflict reconstruction in Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, and elsewhere, but those successes were overshadowed by catastrophes in Angola, Liberia, and Somalia. The recent effort in Iraq and the ongoing one in Afghanistan-where Miller had firsthand military, intelligence, and policymaking experience-are yielding mixed results, despite the high levels of resources dedicated and the long duration of the missions there. Miller outlines different types of state failure, analyzes various levels of intervention that liberal states have tried in the state-building process, and distinguishes among the various failures and successes those efforts have provoked. Find out more (catalog link)

Right to housing : law, concepts, possibilities / Jessie Hohmann.

Location: lax
Call #: K3550 .H65 2013
Publisher: Hart,


Drawing on insights from disciplines including law, political theory, anthropology, philosophy and geography, this book is both a contribution to the state of knowledge on the right to housing, and an entry into the broader human rights debate. Find out more (catalog link)

Intangible cultural heritage in international law / Lucas Lixinski.

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


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

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

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


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

Monaghan on equality law / Karon Monaghan, QC.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


In the period since the end of the Second World War, there has emerged what never before existed: a truly global morality. Some of that morality - the morality of human rights - has become entrenched in the constitutional law of the United States. This book explicates the morality of human rights and elaborates three internationally recognized human rights that are embedded in U.S. constitutional law: the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishment; the right to moral equality; and the right to religious and moral freedom. The implications of one or more of these rights for three great constitutional controversies - capital punishment, same-sex marriage, and abortion - are discussed in-depth. Along the way, Michael J. Perry addresses the question of the proper role of the Supreme Court of the United States in adjudicating these controversies. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Law and society in East Asia / edited by Christoph Antons, Deakin University, Australia; Roman Tomasic, University of South Australia, Australia.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNC90 .L39 2013
Publisher:


This series brings together essays selected from academic and scholarly research into the law and legal change in East Asia. The essays range from studies of the operation of particular laws and legal institutions to comparative law studies, and include analysis of the influences of local culture and political structures. Find out more (catalog link)

Negotiating spaces : legal domains, gender concerns, and community constructs / edited by Flavia Agnes, Shoba Venkatesh Ghosh ; in association with Majlis Legal Centre.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS516 .N44 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Laws protecting women are based on the belief that gender sensitive statutory laws can protect women better than the laws based on community practices of patriarchal traditions. However, in India these two sets of laws constantly overlap. This volume analyses the impact of such laws on women's rights and studies the interventionist role of courts. The essays explore the contradictions that Indian women face when it comes to choosing between the formal state laws and community based laws. Theyalso examine how women negotiate spaces within their public and private lives. The book highlights the compromises women make while facing challenges from the State, community, and family. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Ideas in conflict : international law and the global war on terror / Eric Engle.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .E545 2013
Publisher:


Terrorism is one of the latest challenges posed to the international system by non-state actors. The work argues that the U.S. response to the challenge of terrorism was unilateralist and disproportional, miscasting criminals into the role of warriors, whilst simultaneously seeking to legitimate torture and assassination, in violation of public international law. Through better understanding of the causes of terrorism (desperation) and the consequences of torture (polarization), the work hopes to help heal the international system of many of the avoidable conflicts of the past decade. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

People's budget : a common sense plan for shrinking the government in Washington / Dale ... [et al. ; foreword by John Kasich].

Location: lax
Call #: HJ2051 .P468 1995
Publisher: Regnery Pub. ; Distributed to the trade by National Book Network,


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Post-colonial immigrants and identity formations in the Netherlands / edited by Ulbe Bosma.

Location: lax
Call #: JV8152 .P67 2012
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press,


Post-colonial Immigrants and Identity Formations in the Netherlands explores the Dutch post-colonial migrant experience in relation to the specific composition of the various post-colonial groups in this country and the pecularities of Dutch society. Over 60 years and three generations of migration history is presented, alongside an impressive body of post-colonial literature, much of which has never before reached an international audience. More than 90 per cent of these migrants were Dutch citizens before even reaching the Netherlands, as they did in huge waves between 1945 and 1980. How did they form their identities? What were the relationships with locals like? How have second and third generations responded? Find out more (catalog link)

Law after modernity / Sionaidh Douglas-Scott.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Law, tropical forests and carbon : the case of REDD+ / edited by Rosemary Lyster, Catherine MacKenzie, and Constance McDermott.

Location: lax
Call #: K3884 .L39 2013
Publisher:


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Reconciling Canada : critical perspectives on the culture of redress / edited by Jennifer Henderson and Pauline Wakeham.

Location: lacom
Call #: KE1312 .R43 2013
Publisher:


In this volume, leading scholars in the humanities and social sciences relate contemporary political and social efforts to redress wrongs to the fraught history of government relations with Aboriginal and diasporic populations. Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond the fracking wars : a guide for lawyers, public officials, planners, and citizens / Erica Levine Powers and Beth E. Kinne, editors ; with a foreward by Bruce M. Kramer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1849.A2 B49 2013
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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Employment discrimination / Joel Wm. Friedman, Jack M. Gordon Professor of Procedural Law & Jurisdiction, Tulane Law School.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF3464 .F738 2014
Publisher:


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Nature's trust : environmental law for a new ecological age / Mary Christina Wood, University of Oregon, School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3775 .W589 2014
Publisher:


Environmental law has failed in its most basic purpose. Even as ecosystems collapse across the globe and climate crisis intensifies, environmental agencies worldwide use their authority to permit the very harm that statutes were passed to prevent. This book exposes the dysfunction of environmental law and offers a transformative approach based on the public trust doctrine. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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Anti-Asian exclusion in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries : the history leading to the Immigration act of 1924 / Herbert P. LePore ; with a foreword by Bruce D. LeBlanc.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819 .L47 2013
Publisher: Edwin Mellen,


This book is an historical, anthropological, sociological, political, and legal examination of not only the antipathy but bureaucratic and personal angst against the Chinese but more notable the Japanese during the years before and leading up to 1924, recounting the historical dynamics both internal and external to these countries and the relationship of historical factors to the issue of immigration within the United States. Find out more (catalog link)

New democracies in crisis? : a comparative constitutional study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia / Paul Blokker.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC4445 .B58 2013
Publisher:


This volume explores the complexities and drawbacks of modern constitutionalism by offering a comprehensive theoretical and comparative-empirical assessment of the status and role of constitutionalism in five new EU member states: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Romania. Find out more (catalog link)