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

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


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Irresistible! : markets, models, and meta-value in consumer electronics / George Bailey and Hagen Wenzek [eds.].

Location: lax
Call #: HD9696.A2 I77 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference,


In this book, two world-renowned consultants preview the industry's future-from online gaming to telehealthcare, and beyond. Next, they present a powerful new blueprint, offering indispensable guidance on everything from technology platforms to user interface design, branding to channel strategies. You'll discover how to uncover new sources of value, design better models for doing business, and fuel growth by reaching new geographical markets. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Emigration nations : policies and ideologies of emigrant engagement / edited by Michael Collyer, University of Sussex, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6038 .E55 2013
Publisher:


Some states have a long history of reaching out to citizens living in other countries but since 2000 it has become much more common for states to encourage loyalty from current or former citizens living abroad. Using detailed case studies, this book sets out to explain this significant development, with an innovative new theoretical framework. Find out more (catalog link)

Politics of the Black Sea region : EU neighbourhood, conflict zone or future security community? / Carol Weaver.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ1570.A545 W43 2013
Publisher:


The Politics of the Black Sea Region explores and examines the many diverse political, security and economic interests that affect the region and the possible outcomes for it. By reviewing the wider history and examining the political systems and policies of the Black Sea nations and organizations as well as analyzing current tensions and future trends, it provides an invaluable, comprehensive and unique political guide to this fascinating area. Find out more (catalog link)

Liberalization of trade in legal services / Gilles Muller.

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


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

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

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


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

Heart of human rights / Allen Buchanan.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .B825 2013
Publisher:


This is the first attempt to provide an in-depth moral assessment of the heart of the modern human rights enterprise: the system of international legal human rights. It is international human rights law - not any philosophical theory of moral human rights or any "folk" conception of moral human rights - that serves as the lingua franca of modern human rights practice. Yet contemporary philosophers have had little to say about international legal human rights. They have tended to assume,rather than to argue, that international legal human rights, if morally justified, must mirror or at least help realize moral human rights. But this assumption is mistaken. International legal human rights, like many other legal rights, can be justified by several different types of moral considerations, of which the need to realize a corresponding moral right is only one. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

After civil rights : racial realism in the new American workplace / John D. Skrentny.

Location: lax
Call #: HD4903.5.U58 S5697 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

Anthropology of law / Fernanda Pirie.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Information privacy law sourcebook / Section of Antitrust Law, Criminal Justice Section, American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1263.C65 A3 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

Community property in a nutshell / by Robert L. Mennell, St. Paul, Minnesota, Jo Carrillo, Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF526.Z9 M46 2014
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


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

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


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

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


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

Idea of arbitration / Jan Paulsson.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

International law for a water-scarce world / by Edith Brown Weiss.

Location: lax
Call #: K3496 .W45 2013
Publisher:


The fresh water crisis is the new environmental crisis of the 21st century. By 2050, 993 million people are projected to live in cities with perennial water shortages; 3.1 billion will confront seasonal water shortages within their urban areas. The traditional legal principles upon which existing water management is based are likely to be insufficient to deal with the water problems that loom from projected climate change, population growth, food production, increased industrialization, and ecosystem needs. Find out more (catalog link)

International environmental law and distributive justice / Tomilola Akanle Eni-Ibukun.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .A95 2014
Publisher:


The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is one of the 'flexibility mechanisms' defined in the Kyoto Protocol and is an essential part of the current climate change regime. This book looks at distributive justice under the CDM regime and focuses on the issue of equity in the geographic distribution of CDM projects among developing countries. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Trafficking of children for sexual exploitation : public international law 1864-1950 / Sunil Salankey Rao.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .S25 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Legal side of blogging for lawyers / Ruth Carter.

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


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

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

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


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

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


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Physician law : evolving trends & hot topics 2013 / Wes Cleveland, Editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3821 .P478 2014
Publisher:


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Checklist for family survivors : a guide to practical and legal matters when someone you love dies / Sally Balch Hurme.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3827.D4 H87 2014
Publisher:


The Checklist for Family Survivors covers these topics and more:·Applying for survivors' benefits·Paying outstanding bills and handling insurance ·Sorting through the stuff, physical and digital·Writing the obituary and dealing with the funeral home·Navigating the grief process and taking care of yourself Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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Human population genetic research in developing countries : the issue of group protection / Yue Wang.

Location: lax
Call #: K3611.G46 W36 2014
Publisher:


Human population genetic research seeks to identify the diversity and variation of the human genome and how human group and individual genetic diversity has developed. Since this research targets specific groups often living in isolated, rural areas of developing countries in order to discover variation, it also raises many pressing ethical and legal concerns as these groups could be considered vulnerable to exploitation. The book analyses the particular issues raised by genetic research on populations as a whole. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Transitional justice and human rights in Morocco : negotiating the years of lead / Fadoua Loudiy.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.M6
Publisher:


Through an analysis of testimonies, public documents and personal interviews, Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Morocco seeks to shed light on Moroccan citizens' struggle for recognition and reparation in the aftermath of a long history of grave human rights violations. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Global health law / Lawrence O. Gostin.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Corporate social responsibility in contemporary China / Jingchen Zhao, Senior Lecturer in Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Sussex, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: HD60.5.C6 Z44 2014
Publisher:


China's recent economic transformation and integration into the world economy has coincided with increasing pressure for corporate law reform to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) integral to business and management strategy in China. This timely book critically analyses contemporary notions of CSR in China, discussing theory and practice alongside legal responses in this emerging field.Jingchen Zhao uniquely combines the history, traditions and social policies of China with Chinese law, explaining the significance of path dependence in China. He presents an in-depth debate on the difficulties involved in transplanting developed legal principles directly into Chinese society, and takes a detailed look at the CSR provisions in Chinese company law which aimed to put social and environmental concerns onto the corporate agenda. Find out more (catalog link)

TRIPS and developing countries : towards a new IP world order? / edited by Gustavo Ghidini, Rudolph J.R. Peritz, Marco Ricolfi.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401.A4 1994 T75 2014
Publisher:


TRIPS reflects the dominant view that enforcing strong intellectual property rights is necessary to solve problems of trade and development. This title asks, how can TRIPS mature further into an institution that supports a view of economic development which incorporates the human rights ethic already at work in the multilateralist geopolitics driving international relations? Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Regional approaches to the protection of asylum seekers : an international legal perspective / edited by Ademola Abass, Francesca Ippolito.

Location: lax
Call #: K3230.R45 R45 2014
Publisher: Ashgate,


This book is a comprehensive assessment of regional responses to the crisis in the asylum/refugee system and critically examines how different regions tackle the problem. With contributions on Africa, Europe, Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East, the collection strives to appreciate what informs each region's approach to the asylum process and asks if there are issues common to every region and if regions can learn from one another. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Not-for-profit law : theoretical and comparative perspectives / edited by Matthew Harding, Ann O'Connell, and Miranda Stewart.

Location: lax
Call #: K656 .N68 2014
Publisher:


Legal experts address fundamental questions about not-for-profit law, including how charity is defined, how the sector is regulated and how support is delivered through the tax system in different jurisdictions. Contributors discuss fundamental concerns about the role of the not-for-profit law sector and rationale for government support. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Family law reimagined / Jill Elaine Hasday.

Location: lax
Call #: KF505 .H39 2014
Publisher:


One of the law's most important and far-reaching roles is to govern family life and family members. Family law decides who counts as kin, how family relationships are created and dissolved, and what legal rights and responsibilities come with marriage, parenthood, sibling ties, and other bonds. This title evaluates the canonical narratives that decisionmakers invoke to explain family law and its governing principles. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

European Convention on Human Rights : commentary / by Dr. Dr. Christoph Grabenwarter (judge at the Austrian Constitutional Court, professor of public and international law, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for European and Internatio

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5132.A4195 G732 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Enhancing capabilities through labour law : informal workers in India / Supriya Routh.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS1220 .R68 2014
Publisher:


This book explores the informal economic activity of India as a case study to examine typical requirements in the work-lives of informal workers, and to develop a means to institutionalise the promotion of these requirements through labour law. Find out more (catalog link)

Combating corruption : legal approaches to supporting good governance and integrity in Africa / John Hatchard, professor of law, Buckingham Law School, UK.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC982.C65 H38 2014
Publisher:


John Hatchard considers the need for good governance, accountability and integrity in both the public and private sector. He studies how these issues are reflected in both the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. the book demonstrates that despite the vast majority of African states being party to these conventions, in practice, many of them continue to experience problems of bad governance, corporate bribery and the looting of state assets. It explores how the 'art of persuasion' can help develop the necessary political will through which to address these challenges at both the national and transnational levels. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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Measuring change in immigration policy / Suzanna Challen.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6483 .C44 2014
Publisher:


Challen demonstrates with new data that U.S. policy makers have not increased skill bias in migrant admissions policy, despite a turbulent economy and public concern regarding the fiscal cost of immigration. She presents a new theory of the determinants of change in U.S. migrant admissions policy that highlights the importance of supermajoritarian decision making procedures and special interest groups in influencing policy making in the U.S. Senate. The theory better accounts for both the expansive nature and the infrequency of policy change since 1965. In the final chapter, a methodological principle for data collection is developed that allows researchers to minimize data loss, increase transparency, and maximize the flexibility of data use for comparative policy measures. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Human rights and refugee law / edited by James C. Hathaway.

Location: lax
Call #: K3230.R45 H86 2013
Publisher:


This comprehensive collection of leading scholarship examines the strengths of, and challenges face by, international refugee law over its nearly century-long existence. Following an original introduction by Professor Hathaway, volume one addresses the questions of the political and ethical reasons that states have agreed to implement refugee protection in international law. Volume two takes up the nature of contemporary challenges to the refugee law regime. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Right to freedom of religion or belief in muslim majority countries : a comparative analysis Patrick N. Walsh, Editor

Location: lax
Call #: KBP2472 .R54 2013
Publisher:


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

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


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

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

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


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

Social networking : law, rights and policy / edited by Paul Lambert.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C6 S643 2014
Publisher:


This book examines one of the greatest social and legal concerns of the modern age: social networking and the internet. The growing law and issues of, and created by, social networking and related websites involve real and diverse concerns. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Nichteheliche Lebensgemeinschaft / von Herbert Grziwotz.

Location: lacom
Call #: KK1159 .G79 2014
Publisher:


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Media law in Israel / Ido Baum.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK1064.5 .B38 2014
Publisher:


Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this analysis of media law in Israel surveys the massively altered and enlarged legal landscape traditionally encompassed in laws pertaining to freedom of expression and regulation of communications. Everywhere, a shift from mass media to mass self-communication has put enormous pressure on traditional law models. Find out more (catalog link)

Lost lands? : (land) rights of the San in Botswana and the legal concept of indigeneity in Africa / Manuela Zips-Mairitsch ; [translated into English by: Daniel Stevens].

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC558 .Z56 2013
Publisher:


Now that San communities have joined forces in the international arena of indigenous rights struggles, their voices are getting louder and call for at least some degree of self-determination on the lands they once owned. In many ways, the legal dispute over (land) rights in the Kalahari epitomizes this global justice movement. This book examines the land rights struggle of the indigenous San people. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

How to get a green card / Ilona Bray and Loida Nicolas Lewis ; updated by Kristina Gasson.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: KF4840 .L49 2014
Publisher: Nolo,


A handbook through the complex U.S. Green Card process that is completely revised to reflect the latest laws, contact information, and fees, plus critical new procedural information. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Religion, law and society / Russell Sandberg.

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


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

Child migration & human rights in a global age / Jacqueline Bhabha.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .B53 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


This book provides the first comprehensive account of the widespread but neglected global phenomenon of child migration, exploring the complex challenges facing children and adolescents who move to join their families, those who are moved to be exploited, and those who move simply to survive. Find out more (catalog link)

International climate change law and policy : cultural legitimacy in adaptation and mitigation / edited by Thoko Kaime.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .I58 2014
Publisher:


This book brings together experts to present perspectives from different disciplines on the issue of international climate change law and policy. Beginning from the premise that legitimacy critiques of international climate change regulation have the capacity to positively influence policy trends and legal choices, the book showcases innovative ideas from across the disciplines and investigate the link between the efficacy of international legal and policy mechanisms on climate change and cultural legitimacy. Find out more (catalog link)

Failure to flourish : how law undermines family relationships / Clare Huntington.

Location: lax
Call #: KF505 .H86 2014
Publisher:


This title argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but from transportation policy to the criminal justice system, and from divorce rules to the child welfare system, the law makes it harder for parents to provide children with these kinds of relationships. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Section white paper : a call for action for online piracy and counterfeiting legislation.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3024.E44 S43 2014
Publisher:


This White Paper seeks to address the limited category of foreign-originated websites engaged in large-scale piracy of U.S. copyrighted content (in this case, any work or sound recording created in the U.S., covered by federal or state law, capable of dissemination through electronic means) or counterfeiting of U.S. trademarks (in this case, intentional use of a spurious trademark that is identical to, or substantially indistinguishable from, an authentic trademark, in connection with products that are not authorized by the trademark owner or its agent). Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

Immigration outside the law / Hiroshi Motomura.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

American jury system / Randolph N. Jonakait.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

EU social and employment law / Philippa Watson.

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


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

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

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


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

Resisting United Nations Security Council resolutions / Sufyan Droubi.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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Nature's fortune : how business and society thrive by investing in nature / Mark R. Tercek, Jonathan S. Adams.

Location: lax
Call #: HC79.E5 T47155 2013
Publisher: Basic Books,


In Natures Fortune, Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and former investment banker, and science writer Jonathan Adams argue that nature is not only the foundation of human well-being, but also the smartest commercial investment any business or government can make. Find out more (catalog link)

How sex became a civil liberty / Leigh Ann Wheeler.

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


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

Religion, charity and human rights / Kerry O'Halloran, Queensland University of Technology.

Location: lax
Call #: K3280 .O33 2014
Publisher:


Focusing on the contemporary struggle to achieve a triangulated alignment between religious beliefs, human rights and charity law, this comparative analysis of law and practice in six common law nations identifies and assesses the issues currently challenging judiciary, regulators and religious charities. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

Beginner's guide to public housing under RAD / Amy M. McClain.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5729 .M33 2014
Publisher:


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Asylum--a right denied : a critical analysis of European asylum policy / Helen O'Nions, Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5202 .O55 2014
Publisher:


This book examines the effect of recent attempts to harmonize the identification and protection of refugees and questions whether European law and policy adequately uphold the fundamental right to seek and enjoy asylum as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It considers the extent of obligations of the State to admit and protect refugees, examines legislation concerning asylum procedures and reception conditions, highlights proposals and initiatives for refugee movements and determinations and discusses improved protection of refugees while responding to the security concerns of States. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitution of Israel : a contextual analysis / Suzie Navot.

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


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

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

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


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

Refugee protection and the role of law : conflicting identities / edited by Susan Kneebone, Dallal Stevens and Loretta Baldassar.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6530 .R439 2014
Publisher:


Sixty years on from the signing of the Refugee Convention, forced migration and refugee movements continue to raise global concerns for hosting states and regions, for countries of origin, for humanitarian organisations on the ground, and, of course, for the refugee. This volume is framed around two themes which go to the core of contemporary 'refugeehood': protection and identity. It analyses how the issue of refugee identity is shaped by and responds to the legal regime of refugee protection in contemporary times. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Challenges in international human rights law / edited by Menno T. Kamminga, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Location: lax
Call #: K3239.8 .C533 2014
Publisher:


This volume identifies and contributes to the mainstream challenges within international human rights law, such as transitional justice, non-state actors, terrorism and development, as well as to the wider and more systematic range of challenges such as justiciability of social and economic rights, extraterritoriality, health care and investment arbitration. Find out more (catalog link)

Having a say : indigenous peoples, international law and free, prior and informed consent / S.J. Rombouts.

Location: lax
Call #: K3247 .R66 2014
Publisher:


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Let me be a refugee : administrative justice and the politics of asylum in the United States, Canada, and Australia / Rebecca Hamlin.

Location: lax
Call #: K3268.3 .H36 2014
Publisher:


This book compares the refugee status determination (RSD) regimes of three popular asylum seeker destinations - the UnitedStates, Canada, and Australia. Despite similarly high levels of political resistance to accepting asylum seekers across these three states, once asylum seekers cross their borders, they access three very different systems. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Mass communication law in a nutshell / by T. Barton Carter, Professor of Communication and Law, Chairman, Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations, College of Communication, Boston University; Juliet Lushbough Dee, Associate Prof

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF2750.Z9 M37 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

EQuality : the struggle for web accessibility by persons with cognitive disabilities / Peter Blanck ; with a foreword by David Braddock.

Location: lax
Call #: KF480 .B63 2014
Publisher:


This book explores the struggle for disability rights, with a focus on Web equality for people with cognitive disabilities. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

ASEAN and human trafficking : case studies of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam / by Naparat Kranrattanasuit.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNC982.H86 K73 2014
Publisher:


Trafficking in persons is a serious crime that affects the human rights, dignity and integrity of all its victims including women, men, and children in the Association of Southeast Asia Nation (ASEAN) region. ASEAN has made efforts to fight human trafficking through inter alia the establishment of regional counter-human trafficking laws and human rights bodies to establish best norms and practices for its member countries. Nevertheless, the International Labour Organization (ILO) recently declared that there are more than 11.7 million forced labor victims in the Asia-Pacific region encompassing the biggest concentration of forced labour victims in the world. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Religious actors and international law / Ioana Cismas.

Location: lax
Call #: K3280 .C576 2014
Publisher:


Religious actors are unique in international governance due to the theological context in which they operate. This book demonstrates that while their role and actions may be distinct, they rely on international law to add legitimacy to their actions, and are bound by international legal rules and norms in the same way as other actors. Find out more (catalog link)

Charity law and the liberal state / Matthew Harding.

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


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

Initiative : citizen lawmaking / Joseph F. Zimmerman.

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


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

Family law in America / Sanford N. Katz.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Familiengerichtliche Genehmigung der Unterbringung mit Freiheitsentziehung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen nach [Paragraphen]1631b BGB : vor und nach Inkrafttreten des FGG-RG unter Auswertung der Jahrgangsakten 2008-2011 des Amtsgerichts Tempelhof-Kreuzberg

Location: lacom
Call #: KK4120 .V64 2014
Publisher: Verlag Ernst und Werner Gieseking,


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

Location: lax
Call #: B851 .C6
Publisher: Free Press


What constitutes American thought is obviously too elusive to be encompassed by any one writer or group of writers. The best that any attempt at intellectual history can achieve is to indicate some of its traces in written records. This volume represents the efforts of one of Americas leading philosophers to do just that. Find out more (catalog link)

Twilight of human rights law / Eric A. Posner.

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


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

Stewarding the earth : rethinking property and the emergence of biocultural rights / Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte.

Location: lax
Call #: K3488 .B38 2014
Publisher:


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

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


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

Land use law and disability : planning and zoning for accessible communities / Robin Paul Malloy, Syracuse University.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5709.3.H35 M35 2015
Publisher:


Argues that communities need better planning to improve navigation for people with mobility impairment and to facilitate intergenerational aging in place. This book undertakes to explain mobility impairment, as one type of disability, in terms of planning and zoning. Find out more (catalog link)

Restoring the Kingdom of Hawaii : the Kanaka Maoli Route to Independence.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4047 .B69 2014
Publisher:


This book serves as a guide for the pursuit of self-determination by occupied nations and indigenous peoples who can no longer claim numerical majorities over the whole of their native lands. It incorporates insights derived from legal work Boyle has done for Palestine, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Puerto Rico, Ireland and elsewhere around the world. Francis Boyle outlines what the Kanaka Maoli have done and must do to restore their state's independence, de facto and de jure. Find out more (catalog link)

American Indian law in a nutshell / by William C. Canby, Jr., Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, formerly Professor of Law, Arizona State University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8205.Z9 C36 2015
Publisher:


This guide provides a reliable resource on American Indian law. Its authoritative text covers the essentials of this complex body of law, with attention to the governmental policies underlying it. The work emphasizes both the historical development of Federal Indian Law and recent matters such as the evolution of Indian gaming, issues arising under the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the present enforcement of treaty rights. It addresses the policy and law applicable to Alaska Natives, but does not deal with Native Hawai'ians. Find out more (catalog link)

Doing & deserving; essays in the theory of responsibility, by Joel Feinberg.

Location: lax
Call #: BJ1451 .F43
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


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Effective child abuse investigation for the multi-disciplinary team / Bradley Richard Graham.

Location: lax
Call #: HV8079.C46 G685 2015
Publisher:


Child abuse cases are unique in that they involve seldomly witnessed acts. A nonverbal victim and a silent perpetrator will often lead to a stalling of the investigation and the judicial process. 'Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multi-Disciplinary Team' is a practical guide for law enforcement officers and child protection workers in abuse investigations. It demonstrates how all members of the team can best work together to consolidate the medical, social, and legal facts in each case, increasing the chances for successful prosecution and enhancing child safety. Find out more (catalog link)

Impunity, human rights, and democracy : Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005 / Thomas C. Wright.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.C5 W75 2014
Publisher:


Universal human rights standards were adopted in 1948, but in the 1970s and 1980s, violent dictatorships in Argentina and Chile flagrantly defied the new protocols. Chilean general Augusto Pinochet and the Argentine military employed state terrorism in their quest to eradicate Marxism and other forms of "subversion." Pinochet constructed an iron shield of impunity for himself and the military in Chile, while in Argentina, military pressure resulted in laws preventing prosecution for past human rights violations. When democracy was reestablished in both countries by 1990, justice for crimes against humanity seemed beyond reach.Thomas C. Wright examines how persistent advocacy by domestic and international human rights groups, evolving legal environments, unanticipated events that impacted public opinion, and eventual changes in military leadership led to a situation unique in the world--the stripping of impunity not only from a select number of commanders of the repression but from all those involved in state terrorism in Chile and Argentina. Find out more (catalog link)

Free expression, globalism and the new strategic communication / Monroe E. Price, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

Location: lax
Call #: K3253 .P75 2014
Publisher:


Building on examples drawn from the Arab Spring, the shaping of the internet in China, Iran's perception of foreign broadcasting, and Russia's media interventions, this book exposes the anxieties of loss of control and the missed opportunities for greater freedom of expression that result from the vast changes in technologies and geopolitics. Find out more (catalog link)

Global environmental constitutionalism / James R. May and Erin Daly.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .M383 2015
Publisher:


Reflecting a global trend, scores of countries have affirmed that their citizens are entitled to healthy air, water and land, and that their constitution should guarantee environmental rights. This book examines the increasing recognition that the environment is a subject for protection in constitutional texts and for vindication by constitutional courts. Find out more (catalog link)

Ecological governance : reappraising law's role in protecting ecosystem functionality / Olivia Woolley.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .W66 2014
Publisher:


Ecological degradation has been an object of concern for the international community since the early 1970s, but legal approaches that have been employed to improve the protection of ecosystems have failed to halt this decline. Ecological Governance explores how the law should respond to this rapid global deterioration of ecosystems by examining the foundational scientific and ethical considerations for designing laws that are effective for ecological protection. Based on these analyses, it argues that developed states should prioritise the reduction of the ecological stresses for which they are responsible in decision-making on their future courses. The author also proposes structures for governance and associated legal frameworks that would enable the formulation and implementation of policies for ecological sustainability. Find out more (catalog link)

Patients with passports : medical tourism, law, and ethics / I. Glenn Cohen.

Location: lax
Call #: K3607 .C64 2014
Publisher:


Glenn Cohen focuses on patients travelling to other countries for a range of medical treatments and analyses issues of quality of care, disease transmission, liability, private and public health insurance, and the effects of this trade on foreign health care systems. Through patient narratives, expert data, and industry explanations he enables the reader to connect with the most prevalent legal and ethical issues facing medical tourism today. Find out more (catalog link)

Critical debates on counter-terrorism judicial review / edited by Fergal F. Davis and Fiona de Londras.

Location: lax
Call #: K5256 .C75 2013
Publisher:


Is judicial review an effective and appropriate way to regulate counter-terrorism measures? Some argue that the judiciary is ill-equipped to examine such measures, for instance because they lack the expertise of the institutions which bring them about under exigent conditions. Others claim that subjecting counter-terrorism measures to judicial review is crucial for maintaining a jurisdiction's principles of constitutionalism. This volume brings together voices from all sides of the debate from a broad range of jurisdictions, from North America, Europe and Australasia. Find out more (catalog link)

Social media in the courtroom : a new era for criminal justice? / Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C6 H64 2014
Publisher:


Social media hasn't just changed society - it's changing the way in which criminal law is prosecuted, defended, and adjudicated. This book explains how. Find out more (catalog link)

Eureka myth : creators, innovators, and everyday intellectual property / Jessica Silbey.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2979 .S59 2015
Publisher:


In 1789, the Constitution enshrined protections for authors and inventors. Yet we still debate the merits of intellectual property laws and whether they work as intended. What facilitates innovation and creativity in our digital age? What role does IP play in promoting innovation and creativity in the United States? Silbey cuts through the current debates and goes straight to the source: the artists and innovators themselves. By centering on accounts of creative and innovative work provided by artists, scientists, their employers, managers, and lawyers, The Eureka Myth breaks new ground. In doing so, it draws out new and surprising conclusions about the sometimes misinterpreted relationships between creativity, innovation, and IP. Find out more (catalog link)

Workplace constitution from the New Deal to the New Right / Sophia Z. Lee.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3369 .L368 2014
Publisher:


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Risk management in social work : preventing professional malpractice, liability, and disciplinary action / Frederic G. Reamer ; legal review by Michael J. Racette, Esq.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3721 .R43 2015
Publisher:


This edition is based on Frederic G. Reamer's key reference for practitioners: 'Social Work Malpractice and Liability.' Rooted in his own experiences as an expert witness in court and licensing board cases, the volume introduces the concepts of negligence, malpractice, and liability before turning to the subject of risk management. Drawing and reflecting on recent cases and research, Reamer details a variety of problems in the social work field relating to privacy and confidentiality, improper treatment and delivery of services, impaired practitioners, supervision, consultation and referral, fraud and deception, and termination of service. Find out more (catalog link)

Too weak to govern : majority party power and appropriations in the U.S. Senate / Peter Hanson, University of Denver.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4987.A67 H36 2014
Publisher:


Too Weak to Govern demonstrates the majority party's important and underestimated ability to control the unruly Senate floor. The majority party protects its reputation and eases the passage of the budget when it creates massive 'omnibus' spending bills, but its strategy has contributed to the breakdown of the federal budget process. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial politics in polarized times / Thomas M. Keck.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8775 .K43 2014
Publisher:


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Why not jail? : industrial catastrophes, corporate malfeasance, and government inaction / Rena Steinzor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9350 .S74 2014
Publisher:


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Critical role of first responders : sharing lessons learned from past attacks : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, second session, June 18, 2014.

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 4.H 75:113-71
Publisher:


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Access to justice in Iran : women, perceptions, and reality / Sahar Maranlou.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMH517.5 .M37 2015
Publisher:


This book offers a critical and in-depth analysis of access to justice from international and Islamic perspectives. It evaluates the historical development of the justice sector in Iran and discusses various issues, such as the legal empowerment of women, performance of the justice sector, judicial independence, efficiency and accessibility, and normative protection, together with an analysis of barriers. Find out more (catalog link)

Temporary order? : life in East Jerusalem under the shadow of the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law / research and writing, Noga Kadman and Andrea Szlecsan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK2144 .K33 2014
Publisher:


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Great divergence : America's growing inequality crisis and what we can do about it / Timothy Noah ; illustrations by Catherine Mulbrandon.

Location: lax
Call #: HC110.I5 N63 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury,


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Twilight of the elites : America after meritocracy / Christopher Hayes.

Location: lax
Call #: HN90.E4 H39 2012
Publisher: Crown Publishers,


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Citizens, community and crime control / Karen Bullock.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7431 .B845 2014
Publisher:


This book provides a timely examination of the forms and functions of citizen and community participation in policing. Drawing on thinkers as diverse as Plato and Putnam, Bullock explores the historical circumstances and theoretical sources that have generated ideas about citizen and community participation in crime control. The book considers how these concepts have come to inform government policy and contemporary police practice, and the impact citizen participation has had upon political decision-making, accountability and the promotion of a 'democratic' police service. Find out more (catalog link)

Rethinking the law school : education, research, outreach and governance / Carel Stolker, Leiden University.

Location: lax
Call #: K100 .S76 2014
Publisher:


Written from the perspective of a former dean, this book offers a unique understanding of the challenges facing legal education and research. It illustrates how law schools throughout the world have much in common and presents a thought provoking discussion for a global agenda for the future of law schools. Find out more (catalog link)

Force of law / Frederick Schauer.

Location: lax
Call #: K579.D8 S33 2015
Publisher:


As citizens of liberal democratic countries, we think that we live under the rule of law. Governments make the rules, we live by them, and the police enforce them. The Force of Law critically examines these assumptions. Criminologist Mariana Valverde makes clear that while the law is usually regarded as the civilized, nonviolent way to deal with harms and conflicts, violence is integral to it. Police are authorized to handcuff, tase, and even kill people; courts of law confine people to prison and, in some countries, the state can put people to death. The Force of Law stimulates readers to become more informed about law and law enforcement and more active in efforts to make policing accountable to the public. Find out more (catalog link)

Asian data privacy laws : trade and human rights perspectives / Graham Greenleaf.

Location: lax
Call #: K3476 .G74 2014
Publisher:


The first work to examine data privacy laws across Asia, covering all 26 countries and separate jurisdictions, and with in-depth analysis of the 14 which have specialised data privacy laws. Professor Greenleaf demonstrates the increasing world-wide significance of data privacy and the international context of the development of national data privacy laws as well as assessing the laws, their powers and their enforcement against international standards. Find out more (catalog link)

Social foundations of world trade : norms, community, and constitution / Sungjoon Cho.

Location: lax
Call #: K3943 .C517 2014
Publisher:


In the post-crisis, 'new normal' world, scholars are increasingly exploring world trade and globalisation narratives which are alternatives to the conventional neoliberal, Washington Consensus theories. Sungjoon Cho responds to this contemporary intellectual demand by reconstructing the world trading system from a 'social' perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Ideas with consequences : the Federalist Society and the conservative counterrevolution / Amanda Hollis-Brusky.

Location: lax
Call #: KF294.F43 H65 2015
Publisher:


The Federalist Society takes no positions, files no lawsuits, lobbies no legislators, and gives no political contributions. It is a debating society-though perhaps the most important one in American constitutional history since Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison had dinner by themselves. In Ideas with Consequences, Amanda Hollis-Brusky shows how a loosely-organized group of lawyers, students, and professors with little of the conventional signs of political power have had such a profound influence on constitutional law. Find out more (catalog link)

In food we trust : the politics of purity in American food regulation / Courtney I. P. Thomas.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3878 .T48 2014
Publisher:


In Food We Trust is the first comprehensive examination of the history of food safety policy in the United States, analyzing critical moments in food safety history from Upton Sinclairs publication of The Jungle to Congresss passage of the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act. With five case studies of significant food safety crises ranging from the 1959 chemical contamination of cranberries to the 2009 outbreak of salmonella in peanut butter, In Food We Trust contextualizes a changing food regulatory regime and explains how federal agencies are fundamentally limited in their power to safeguard the food supply. Find out more (catalog link)

Assault on international law / Jens David Ohlin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4581 .O35 2015
Publisher:


Why comply with international law when there is no world government to enforce it? Jens David Ohlin provides an alternate vision of international law based on a truly innovative theory of human rationality. Rationality requires that agents follow through on their plans even when faced with opportunities for defection. Find out more (catalog link)

Mea culpa : lessons on law and regret from U.S. history / Steven W. Bender.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .B39 2015
Publisher:


In Mea Culpa, Steven W. Bender examines how the United States' collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. We regret slavery and segregationist Jim Crow laws: we craft our legislation in response to that regret. By examining policies and practices that affected the lives of groups that have been historically marginalized and oppressed, Bender is able to draw persuasive connections between shame and its eventual legal manifestations. Find out more (catalog link)

Eternal criminal record / James B. Jacobs.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9751 .J33 2015
Publisher:


For over sixty million Americans, possessing a criminal record overshadows everything else about their public identity. A rap sheet, or even a court appearance or background report that reveals a run-in with the law, can have fateful consequences for a person s interactions with just about everyone else. 'The Eternal Criminal Record' makes transparent an all-pervading system of police databases and identity-screening that has become a routine feature of American life. Find out more (catalog link)

Forgotten trials of the Holocaust / Michael J. Bazyler and Frank M. Tuerkheimer.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1174.5 .B39 2014
Publisher:


In the wake of the Second World War, how were the Allies to respond to the enormous crime of the Holocaust? Even in an ideal world, it would have been impossible to bring all the perpetrators to trial. Nevertheless, an attempt was made to prosecute some. Most people have heard of the Nuremberg trial and the Eichmann trial, though they probably have not heard of the Kharkov Trial - the first trial of Germans for Nazi-era crimes - or even the Dachau Trials, in which war criminals were prosecuted by the American military personnel on the former concentration camp grounds. This book uncovers ten 'forgotten trials' of the Holocaust, selected from the many Nazi trials that have taken place over the course of the last seven decades. Find out more (catalog link)

Legitimate targets? : social construction, international law and US bombing / Janina Dill.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6695 .D55 2015
Publisher:


Legitimate Targets? examines the different 'logics' of waging war which are demanded by strategic military considerations, international law, and contemporary moral standards. Dill's analysis explains the connections between legality, morality and strategy on the twenty-first-century battlefield. This book will appeal to scholars in international relations, international law and ethics. Find out more (catalog link)

Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande.

Location: lax
Call #: R726.8 .G393 2014
Publisher:


Leading surgeon, Harvard medical professor, and best-selling author, Gawande is also a staff writer at The New Yorker, which published the National Magazine Award-winning article that serves as the basis for this study of how contemporary medicine can do a better, more humane job of managing death and dying. Find out more (catalog link)

Parliamentary bills of rights : the experiences of New Zealand and the United Kingdom / Janet L. Hiebert and James B. Kelly.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .H54 2015
Publisher:


This book examines how the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act and the UK's Human Rights Act influence legislative decision-making and explores to what extent governmental and parliamentary behaviours have changed on key policy issues which present serious challenges for contemporary democracies in an age of rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutions and religious freedom / Frank B. Cross.

Location: lax
Call #: K3258 .C76 2015
Publisher:


By studying the effects of constitutional promises of religious freedom and establishment clauses, Frank B. Cross sets the stage for a set of empirical questions that examines the consequences of such protections. Find out more (catalog link)

Frameworks for water law reform / Sarah Hendry, UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy, and Science, University of Dundee.

Location: lax
Call #: K3496 .H46 2015
Publisher:


Addressing the four principal areas of water law, this timely book designs and develops an original, analytical framework for water law reform processes, using case studies from four different jurisdictions. Ideal for academics and students in environmental law and resource management, as well as policy makers and NGOs. Find out more (catalog link)

Research methods for studying legal issues in education / co-editors/authors: Steve Permuth, Ed.D., Ralph D. Mawdsley, Susan Silver ; other authors: Louise Adler, Ph.D. [and 17 others].

Location: lax
Call #: KF4119.6 .R375 2015
Publisher:


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Educational finance law : constitutional challenges to state aid plans--an analysis of strategies / R. Craig Wood [and three others].

Location: lax
Call #: KF4125 .W66 2015
Publisher:


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No day in court : access to justice and the politics of judicial retrenchment / Sarah Staszak.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8748 .S825 2015
Publisher:


This work examines efforts to constrict access to the courts in the decades following the civil rights era. While most narratives of backlash center on conservatives in Congress and on the Supreme Court, there is another element to this story in which access to courts has been eroded by more hidden, procedural changes, driven by interests that cross party and ideological lines, that profoundly impact access to justice in the U.S. Find out more (catalog link)

Economic, social, and cultural rights in armed conflict / Gilles Giacca.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6471 .G53 2014
Publisher:


In times of armed conflict the protection of human rights often slips down the list of a state's priorities. This is particularly the case for those rights concerned with people's economic, social, and cultural needs. This book studies how those rights are impacted by armed conflict, which derogations apply, and how they can be better protected. Find out more (catalog link)

Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine / Paul A. Offit, M.D..

Location: lax
Call #: BL65.M4 O44 2015
Publisher:


In 'Bad Faith', acclaimed physician and author Dr Paul Offit gives readers a never-before-seen look into the minds of those who choose to medically martyr themselves, or their children, in the name of religion. Offit chronicles the stories of these faithful and their children, whose devastating experiences highlight the tangled relationship between religion and medicine in America. Find out more (catalog link)

Children and the law in a nutshell / by Douglas E. Abrams, Sarah H. Ramsey, Susan Vivian Mangold.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF479.Z9 R36 2015
Publisher:


Representation of children is covered throughout the book. Also treated for comparative purposes are several relevant international law issues, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, international child labor, and U.S. tobacco exports to children overseas. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


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

Defensive killing / Helen Frowe.

Location: lax
Call #: K5087.S4 F76 2014
Publisher:


Most people believe that it is sometimes morally permissible for a person to use force to defend herself or others against harm. In Defensive Killing, Helen Frowe offers a detailed exploration of when and why the use of such force is permissible. She begins by considering the use of force between individuals, investigating both the circumstances under which an attacker forfeits her right not to be harmed, and the distinct question of when it is all-things-considered permissible to use force against an attacker. Frowe then extends this enquiry to war, defending the view that we should judge the ethics of killing in war by the moral rules that govern killing between individuals. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of schools, students and teachers in a nutshell / by Kern Alexander, professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M. David Alexander, professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4119.3 .A43 2015
Publisher:


This text captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities relating to attendance, speech, expression, religion, discipline, grades, tests, drugs, search and seizure, the emerging law of social media, i.e., cyberbullying, and the range of procedural due process interests. The book further addresses the range of constitutional rights and protections for teachers as well as employment terms and conditions, including contracts, tenure and potential liabilities. Find out more (catalog link)

Academic law library director perspectives : case studies and insights / edited by Michelle M. Wu.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: Z675.L2 A23 2015
Publisher: William S. Hein & Co.,


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Class by herself: : protective laws for women workers, 1890s-1990s / Nancy Woloch.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3555 .W65 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


Explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labour standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the twentieth century, the book tracks the rise and fall of women-only state protective laws - such as maximum hour laws, minimum wage laws, and night work laws - from their roots in progressive reform through the passage of New Deal labour law to the feminist attack on single-sex protective laws in the 1960s and 1970s. Find out more (catalog link)

Crimes of terror : the legal and political implications of federal terrorism prosecutions / Wadie E. Said.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7220 .S235 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


A comprehensive dissection of the government's advantages over suspects in criminal prosecutions of terrorism, which are driven by a preventive mindset that purports to stop plots before they can come to fruition. It establishes the background for these controversial policies and practices and then demonstrates how they have impeded the normal goals of criminal prosecution, even in light of a competing military tribunal model. Find out more (catalog link)

Entextualizing domestic violence : language ideology and violence against women in the Anglo-American hearsay principle / Jennifer Andrus.

Location: lax
Call #: K5481 .A53 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This book explores how language ideologies circulated in the hearsay rule of the Anglo-American law of evidence create the potential to speak for and/or ignore the speech of victims of domestic violence, using discourse analysis to identify the particular mechanisms in case law and statute that do this work. Find out more (catalog link)

Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg / edited by Scott Dodson, University of California, Hastings, College of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8745.G56 L44 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


In more than four decades as a lawyer, professor, appellate judge, and associate justice of the US Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has influenced the law and society in real and permanent ways. This book chronicles and evaluates the remarkable achievements Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made over the past half century. Find out more (catalog link)

Resistance and change in the international law on foreign investment / M. Sornarajah.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830.4 .S675 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


The attempt to create a neoliberal regime of investment protection resulted in resistance and changes in the legal rules. This book analyses the nature of those changes, considers their adequacy and explores the scope for future changes. It also considers the possibility of change in terms of resistance to power. Find out more (catalog link)

Taking economic, social and cultural rights seriously in international criminal law / Evelyne Schmid.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7145 .S36 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Since 2006, scholars and practitioners have debated whether transitional justice and international criminal law could and/or should engage with economic, social and cultural abuses. Evelyne Schmid's systematic examination of the question will appeal to those working in international criminal law, human rights law, international humanitarian law and post-conflict justice reform. Find out more (catalog link)

What's wrong with copying? / Abraham Drassinower.

Location: lax
Call #: K1447.15 .D73 2015
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


Abraham Drassinower presents a new way to balance the needs of creators and users of authored works. Disentangling copyright theory from its focus on the economic value of a work as a commodity, he views a work instead as a communicative act. Infringement, according to this perspective, is an unauthorized appropriation of another's speech. Find out more (catalog link)

Private governance : creating order in economic and social life / Edward Peter Stringham.

Location: lax
Call #: HD2961 .S885 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


From the world's first stock markets, to private policing in San Francisco, to millions of credit card transactions, Private Governance makes the case that private rules and regulations are more common and effective than most people know. Private governance works behind the scenes and helps make the modern economy possible. Find out more (catalog link)

Analysis and development of new insight into substitution of short car trips by cycling and walking : how to substitute short car trips by cycling and walking : adonis.

Location: lax
Call #: HE336.C5 A53 1998
Publisher: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities ; Bernan Associates [distributor],


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International law of youth rights / edited by William A. Angel ; revised by Jorge Cardona, Giuseppe Porcaro, Jaakko Weuro, Giorgio Zecca.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .I57 2015
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff,


The International Law of Youth Rights is a unique, pioneering study tracing the origin, growth and basic features of the international law of youth rights. It consists of both source documents and commentary on the historical trends to elaborate and codify international instruments and standards in this field as well as action taken by governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organisations to promote and protect youth rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Media freedom as a fundamental right / Jan Oster.

Location: lax
Call #: K3255 .O88 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


The professional media enjoys greater protection than private individuals when preparing or publishing speech. The best-known example is the right of journalists to keep their sources confidential. Jan Oster explores whether these privileges are still justified, and how 'journalists' are actually to be defined in the internet age. Find out more (catalog link)

Privacy in the information society / edited by Philip Leith, Queen's University of Belfast, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: K3560 .P75 2015
Publisher: Ashgate,


As paper recedes into the background and digital data becomes the primary resource in the information society, what does this mean for privacy? Can there be privacy when every communication made through ever-developing ubiquitous devices is recorded? What factors should underpin the creation of new means of regulation? The papers in this collection have been drawn together to develop the positive and negative affects upon the information society which privacy regulation implies. Find out more (catalog link)

Environmental crime and its victims : perspectives within green criminology / edited by Toine Spapens, Tilburg University, The Netherlands; Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia; Marieke Kluin, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Location: lax
Call #: K5278 .S63 2014
Publisher: Ashgate,


This book provides a diverse and provocative array of arguments, critiques and recommendations from leading researchers and scholars in the field of green criminology. The chapters are divided into three main sections: the first part deals with specific characteristics of some of the major types of environmental crime and its perpetrators; the second focuses explicitly on the problem of victimization in cases of environmental crime; and the third addresses the question of how to tackle this problem. Find out more (catalog link)

Divorced from reality : rethinking family dispute resolution / Jane C. Murphy and Jana B. Singer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF505.5 .M868 2015
Publisher: New York University Press,


In Divorced from Reality, Jane C. Murphy and Jana B. Singer argue that the current "problem solving" model fails to address the realities of today's families. The authors suggest that while todays dispute resolution regime may represent an improvement over its more adversary predecessor, it is built largely around the model of a divorcing nuclear family with lawyers representing all partiesa model that fits poorly with the realities of today's disputing families. To serve the families it is meant to help, the legal system must adapt and reshape itself. Find out more (catalog link)

In defense of plural marriage / Ronald C. Den Otter, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Location: lax
Call #: KF519 .D46 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


While much has been written about same-sex marriage, as of yet there has been no book-length legal treatment of unions among three or more individuals. The first major study on plural marriage and the law, 'In Defense of Plural Marriage' begins to fill this lacuna in the scholarly literature. Find out more (catalog link)

God, schools, and government funding : first amendment conundrums / Laurence H. Winer, Sandra Day O' Connor COllege of Law, Arizona State University, USA; Nina J. Crimm, St. John's University School of Law, USA

Location: lax
Call #: KF4124 .W56 2015
Publisher: Ashgate,


In this book Professors Winer and Crimm clearly elucidate for readers' greater understanding and appreciation the complex and controversial policy, legal, and constitutional issues involved in using tax expenditures - mechanisms such as exclusions, deductions, and credits that economically function essentially as government subsidies - to finance private, religious schooling. Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond deportation : the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration cases / Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia; with a foreward by Leon Wildes.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4842 .W33 2015
Publisher: New York University Press,


Beyond Deportation is the first book to comprehensively describe the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law. It provides a rich history of the role of prosecutorial discretion in the immigration system and unveils the powerful role it plays in protecting individuals from deportation and saving the government resources. Find out more (catalog link)

Speaking the law : the Obama administration's addresses on national security law / Kenneth Anderson and Benjamin Wittes.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4850 .A953 2015
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University,


In "Speaking the Law," the authors offer a detailed examination of the speeches of the Obama administration on national security legal issues. Viewed together here for the first time, the authors lay out a broad array of legal and policy positions regarding a large number of principles currently contested at both the domestic and international levels. Find out more (catalog link)

Cultural issues in criminal defense / Ama N. Appiah, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9646 .R35 2015
Publisher: Juris,


This treatise will be of interest to public defender offices as well as private practitioners.Keeping pace with the rapidly changing face of America, Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense is the complete reference guide to one of the most challenging and topical subjects in contemporary criminal law. Find out more (catalog link)

Effective youth court : juvenile justice procedures in Europe / Stephanie Rap & Ido Weijers.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC9655 .R37 2014
Publisher: Eleven International Publishing,


The Effective Youth Court is purpose-made for professionals and academics working in the field of juvenile justice to inform them about a new interdisciplinary perspective. The book explores the way juvenile defendants are involved in the courtroom. Find out more (catalog link)

First do no harm : medical ethics in international humanitarian law / by Sigrid Mehring.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6471 .M44 2015
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff,


In First Do No harm: Medical Ethics in International Humanitarian Law Sigrid Mehring provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and ethical framework guiding physicians in armed conflict. Due to its timeliness, the book is invaluable to practitioners and legal scholars alike. Find out more (catalog link)

War on terror' and the framework of international law / Helen Duffy.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6795.T47 D84 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Measures taken by states in the name of countering terrorism constantly give rise to new international legal issues. Helen Duffy brings the law to life via detailed case studies which show what the war on terror means in practice for affected individuals and for the rule of law more broadly. Find out more (catalog link)

Strategies for Serving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tanf) Recipients With Disabilities.

Location: lax
Call #: KF480 .S77 2014
Publisher:


This book describes how TANF agencies work with participants who have a disability and how they interact with local SSA offices; presents findings from analyses of merged TANF and SSI data, documenting the extent to which adult TANF recipients are connected with the SSI system and how they contribute to the overall dynamics of caseload changes in SSI; and describes the implementation and findings of three promising pilot interventions. Find out more (catalog link)

People smart : developing your interpersonal intelligence / Mel Silberman ; with Freda Hansburg.

Location: lapsc
Call #: BF576 .S57 2000
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler,


This guide shows how to develop the abilities of interpersonal intelligence: explaining oneself clearly, asserting oneself, seeking and giving feedback, influencing others, resolving conflict, being a team player, and changing one's approach. Find out more (catalog link)

Networking is a contact sport : how staying connected and serving others will help you grow your business, expand your influence or even land your next job / Joe Sweeney, with Mike Yorkey.

Location: lapsc
Call #: HD69.S8 S94 2010
Publisher: BenBella Books,


Sweeney illustrates his insights with dozens of helpful examples from his own life (along with a few fascinating insider sports stories). With special sections on networking for women and minorities, insights into the usefulness (and handicaps) of social networking sites, how to get (and why you need) a wingman and profiles of other master networkers. Find out more (catalog link)

Contesting immigration policy in court : legal activism and its radiating effects in the United States and France / Leila Kawar.

Location: lax
Call #: K3275 .K39 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Based on in-depth fieldwork, this book explores the historical development of immigrant rights litigation in both the United States and France over the past four decades. It illustrates that, contrary to conventional wisdom, activity in court can have important effects on immigration policymaking. Find out more (catalog link)

Global war on tobacco : mapping the world's first public health treaty / Heather Wipfli.

Location: lax
Call #: K3593.5.T63 W57 2015
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press,


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Governed through choice : autonomy, technology, and the politics of reproduction / Jennifer M. Denbow.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3760 .D46 2015
Publisher: New York University Press,


At the centre of the 'war on women' lies the fact that women in the contemporary United States are facing more widespread and increased surveillance of their reproductive health and decisions. In recent years states have passed a record number of laws restricting abortion. Physicians continue to sterilize some women against their will, especially those in prison, while other women who choose to forego reproduction cannot find physicians to sterilize them. While these actions seem to undermine women's decision-making authority, experts and state actors often defend them in terms of promoting women's autonomy. Jennifer M. Denbow exposes the way that the notion of autonomy allows for this apparent contradiction and explores how it plays out in recent reproductive law, including newly enacted informed consent to abortion laws like ultrasound mandates and the regulation of sterilization. Find out more (catalog link)

Jus cogens : international law and social contract / Thomas Weatherall.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1261 .W43 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This text provides scholars and jurists with a resource for understanding and utilizing jus cogens, one of the most complex doctrines of contemporary international law. It addresses four key areas: authority, sources, content and enforcement, and applies a range of analytical tools from legal research to political philosophy. Find out more (catalog link)

State succession in cultural property / Andrzej Jakubowski.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6535 .J35 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Through a historical analysis of state dissolution and succession and its impact on cultural heritage from 1815 to present day, this book identifes guiding principles to facilitate the conclusion of agreements on the status of cultural property following the succession of states. Find out more (catalog link)

Injustice in person : the right to self-representation / Rabeea Assy.

Location: lax
Call #: K2240 .A84 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The right to litigate in person is fiercely protected in common law jurisdictions, but litigants in person nonetheless pose serious challenges to the administration of justice. By examining the theoretical underpinnings of the right to self-representation, this book provides a new perspective in the debate over access to justice. Find out more (catalog link)

Regulating speech in cyberspace : gatekeepers, human rights and corporate responsibility / Emily B. Laidlaw.

Location: lax
Call #: K4305 .L35 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


When a social networking provider deletes a group it deems offensive or an ISP blocks access to content online, it takes on a powerful role in regulating speech on the internet. Regulating Speech in Cyberspace examines the legal and social challenges of the impact of businesses on free speech online. Find out more (catalog link)

Medically assisted procreation / Law Reform Commission of Canada.

Location: lax
Call #: KE429.A15 C353 v.65
Publisher: The Commission,


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Procurement and transfer of human tissues and organs / Law Reform Commission of Canada.

Location: lax
Call #: KE429.A15 C353 v.66
Publisher: The Commission,


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When good drugs go bad : opium, medicine, and the origins of Canada's drug laws / Dan Malleck.

Location: lax
Call #: KE3720 .M35 2015
Publisher: UBC Press,


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Parent-partner status for American family law / Merle H. Weiner, University of Oregon School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF540 .W45 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book argues that marriage and other legal structures governing parental relationships are outdated and unrepresentative of the reality of American parenting. It recommends the creation of a new 'parent-partner' legal status to encourage supportive partnerships and discourage reproduction among uncommitted couples. Find out more (catalog link)

U.S. Latinos and criminal injustice / Lupe S. Salinas.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4757.5.L38 S35 2015
Publisher: Michigan State University Press,


This book addresses the development and rapid growth of the Latino population in the United States and how race-based discrimination, hate crimes, and other prejudicial attitudes, some of which have been codified via public policy, have grown in response. Salinas explores the degrading practice of racial profiling, the abuse in immigration enforcement, the use of deadly force against immigrants, and the barriers Latinos encounter as they wend their way through the court system. Find out more (catalog link)

Justices on the ballot : continuity and change in state supreme court elections / Herbert M. Kritzer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8776 .K75 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Herbert M. Kritzer investigates state supreme court elections in the US from WWII to the present. Through original analysis of voting returns, campaign budgets and illustrative case studies, he makes the case that elections have become less politicised than commonly believed. Find out more (catalog link)

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

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7180 .L49 2014
Publisher: The University of Utah Press,


Historian and political scientist Guenter Lewy is no stranger to the topic of genocide or to exploring controversial issues. His penchant for approaching topics from contentious angles continues in Outlawing Genocide Denial, as he scrutinizes the practice of criminalizing the expression of unpopular, even odious historical interpretation, exemplified by genocide denial. Find out more (catalog link)

Access to mental health care and traumatic brain injury services : addressing the challenges and barriers for veterans : hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation[s] of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 4.V 64/3:113-66
Publisher: U.S. Government Publishing Office,


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Changing face of Illinois family law : 2016 marriage and dissolution of Marriage Act overhaul / Steven N. Peskind, Peskind Law Firm, St. Charles.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1294 .I4565 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Illinois school law : personnel and student issues / Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Scott F. Uhler, general editors ; chapter authors, James P. Bartley ... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1590 .I455 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Western case for monogamy over polygamy / John Witte, Jr., Emory University.

Location: lax
Call #: K686 .W58 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


John Witte, Jr documents the historical arguments for monogamy over polygamy in the West from antiquity until today. Weighing traditional arguments alongside modern claims that anti-polygamy laws violate personal and religious freedom, Witte finds that the case against polygamy remains compelling. Find out more (catalog link)

Modern slavery : a comparative study of the definition of trafficking in persons / by Dominika Borg Jansson.

Location: lax
Call #: K5297 .J36 2015
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff,


In 'Modern Slavery', Dominika Borg Jansson illustrates how national laws that have implemented the international definition of trafficking do not work as intended. Find out more (catalog link)

Laws of image : privacy and publicity in America / Samantha Barbas.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1262 .B37 2015
Publisher: Stanford Law Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press,


Americans have long been obsessed with their images - their looks, public personas, and the impressions they make. This preoccupation has left its mark on the law. The 20th century saw the creation of laws that protect your right to control your public image, to defend your image, and to feel good about your image and public presentation of self. These include the legal actions against invasion of privacy, libel, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. With these laws came the phenomenon of 'personal image litigation' - individuals suing to vindicate their image rights. This book tells the story of how Americans came to use the law to protect and manage their images, feelings, and reputations. Find out more (catalog link)

Lessons in censorship : how schools and courts subvert students' First Amendment rights / Catherine J. Ross.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4155.5 .R67 2015
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


American public schools censor controversial student speech that the Constitution protects. Catherine Ross brings clarity to court rulings that define speech rights of young citizens and proposes ways to protect free expression, arguing that the failure of schools to respect civil liberties betrays their educational mission and threatens democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

Making foreigners : immigration and citizenship law in America, 1600-2000 / Kunal M. Parker.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4700 .P39 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book will interest the reader who wants to learn about the history of immigration and citizenship law. Covering the span of American history (1600-2000), it connects the history of immigrants with that of domestic subordinated groups and reveals the changing legal meanings of foreignness over the course of American history. Find out more (catalog link)

Borderless wars : civil military disorder and legal uncertainty / Antonia Chayes, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7209 .C47 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


The US war on terror has redrawn the traditional distinctions between war and peace. In this book, former US Under Secretary of the Air Force Antonia Chayes investigates the impact of 'gray area' warfare on counterinsurgency, counter-terrorism and cyber warfare. She argues that transparency is needed to preserve democratic ideals. Find out more (catalog link)

Bioproperty, biomedicine and deliberative governance : patents as discourse on life / Katerina Sideri, The Open University, Greece.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE2751.B55 S56 2014
Publisher: Ashgate,


The focus of this book is on regulatory agencies, such as the European Patent Office and the World Trade Organisation, and their role and function in the regulation of the bioeconomy. The author argues that the administrative culture and underlying ethical visions that underpin questions of governance and legal reasoning in the legitimate decision making by these regulatory agencies have far reaching consequences in many fields such as biotechnological and biomedical research. Find out more (catalog link)

Justice, responsibility and reconciliation in the wake of conflict / Alice MacLachlan, Allen Speight, editors.

Location: lares-nc
Call #: BJ1476 .J87 2013
Publisher: Springer,


Drawing on the work of leading scholars in the fields of philosophy, political theory, international law, religious studies and peace studies, the collection significantly advances current literature on war, justice and post-conflict reconciliation. Find out more (catalog link)

Adversarial versus inquisitorial justice : psychological perspectives on criminal justice systems / edited by Peter J. van Koppen and Steven D. Penrod.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7419 .A384 2003
Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers,


This is the first volume that directly compares the practices of adversarial and inquisitorial systems of law from a psychological perspective. It aims at understanding why American and European continental systems differ so much, while both systems entertain much support in their communities. The book is written for advanced audiences in psychology and law. Find out more (catalog link)

Privacy law fundamentals / Daniel J. Solove & Paul M. Schwartz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1262 .S665 2015
Publisher: International Association of Privacy Professionals,


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Identifying the enemy : civilian participation in armed conflict / Emily Crawford.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6418 .C73 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Civilians are increasingly playing crucial roles in the conduct of military operations. This book looks at different forms of civilian participation in armed conflict, examining the pressure this disruptive practice places on the traditional laws of war. Find out more (catalog link)

Child Support Assistance Act of 2015 : report (to accompany H.R. 2091) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 1.1/8:114-282
Publisher: [U.S. Government Publishing Office],


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Foundation for success : strengthening the Child Care and Development Block Grant program : hearing before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, On

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 4.ED 8/1:113-54
Publisher: U.S. Government Publishing Office,


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Global Internet law in a nutshell / by Michael L. Rustad (Thomas F. Lambert Jr. Professor of Law and co-director intellectual property law concentration, Suffolk University School of Law).

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF390.5.C6 R87 2016
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


This volume 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, global consumer law, the protection of online privacy, criminal liability for Internet activity, and European Community statutes. Find out more (catalog link)

Public health law in a nutshell / James G. Hodge, Jr. (professor of public health law and ethics, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University).

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF3775 .H63 2016
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


This title provides an informative, and concise assessment of the critical role of law in American society to protect the community's health. Updated to reflect modern developments in this ever-developing field, this Nutshell lay out definitive legal issues underlying core public health powers to prevent and control communicable and chronic conditions like influenza, obesity, cancer, and heart disease. Find out more (catalog link)

Right to strike : a comparative view / edited by Bernd Waas.

Location: lax
Call #: K1744 .R54 2014
Publisher: Kluwer Law International,


The right of workers to strike--to refuse to work pending the outcome of employer-employee negotiations concerning specified demands is legally recognized virtually worldwide. Yet national laws on strike action vary enormously, both in terms of the extent of state regulation and of specific procedural rules. The importance of strike law becomes obvious when taking the enormous economic and financial consequences of strikes into account. Considering how many people and businesses are affected by strike actions particularly with the globalization of industry the value of a comparative assessment of the right to strike becomes very clear. Find out more (catalog link)

Religious hatred and international law : the prohibition of incitement to violence or discrimination / by Jeroen Temperman.

Location: lax
Call #: K3258 .T46 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


International law imposes on states a duty to prohibit 'advocacy of religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination or violence'. What speech acts or publications fall under this offence? How do judges ascertain such 'incitement' has been committed? This book addresses these questions from the perspective of international and comparative law. Find out more (catalog link)

Right to work : legal and philosophical perspectives / edited by Virginia Mantouvalou.

Location: lax
Call #: K3260.5 .R54 2015
Publisher:


This book addresses the uncertainty and controversy that surrounds the right to work both in theoretical scholarship and in policy-making. It discusses the philosophical underpinnings of the right to work, and its development in human rights law. Find out more (catalog link)

Role of consent in human trafficking / Jessica Elliott.

Location: lax
Call #: K5297 .E43 2015
Publisher: Routledge,


Consent in the law is a much debated and unquestionably problematic notion, uniform definition and application of which to different situations can be both difficult to achieve, and inappropriate. This book explores the legal notion of consent, arguing that when it is applied to situations of human trafficking, migration and sexual exploitation, it presents a series of problems and issues which the current law may be inadequate to address. The book addresses the nature and role of consent in the transnational trade in women for sexual exploitation. Find out more (catalog link)

Social media, public schools, and the law / R. Stewart Mayers, Ed.D.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C6 M39 2015
Publisher: Education Law Association,


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World without privacy : what law can and should do? / edited by Austin Sarat, Amherst College.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1262 .W67 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This title considers different understandings of privacy and provides examples of legal responses to the threats associated with new modalities of surveillance and digital technology. Find out more (catalog link)

Public spaces, marketplaces, and the Constitution : shopping malls and the First Amendment / Anthony Maniscalco.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4770 .M36 2015
Publisher: State University of New York Press,


n spite of their public attractions and millions of visitors, most shopping malls are now off-limits to free speech and expressive activity. The same may be said about many other public spaces and marketplaces in American cities and suburbs, leaving scholars and other observers to wonder where civic engagement is lawfully permitted in the United States. In 'Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution', Anthony Maniscalco draws on key legal decisions, social theory, and urban history to demonstrate that public spaces have been split apart from First Amendment protections, while the expression of political ideas has been excluded from privately owned, publicly accessible malls. Find out more (catalog link)

Religious liberties for corporations? : Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution / David H. Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center; and Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow

Location: lax
Call #: KF4783 .G36 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


An expanded version of a series of debates between the authors, this book examines the nature of corporate rights, especially with respect to religious liberty, in the context of the controversial Hobby Lobby case from the Supreme Court's 2013-14 term. Find out more (catalog link)