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A Guide to Federal Agency Rulemaking
by Jeffrey S. Lubbers; Administrative Conference of the United States, Office of the Chairman Staff (Contribution by); American Bar Association, Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: KF5411.L83 2018
Publication Date: 2014-06-07
As procedures governing the rulemaking process have proliferated since the Administrative Procedure Act was enacted, the potential procedural pitfalls have multiplied. This 5th edition brings the Guide up-to-date with respect to recent cases and changes introduced during the 2nd term of Bush II Administration and the first 3 years of the Obama Administration.
by Jennifer Zedalis
Call Number: KF8915.Z43 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-01
Trying Cases: Promise, Prove, Persuade is a book for lawyers who want to understand the dynamic relationship between a lawyer and all the other people involved in a trial. Trial lawyers must do many things during a trial, and they must do them very well. Trial practice is more complex than other types of legal service because it happens like a live broadcast, in the moment. Clients exercise their right to trial when other methods of dispute resolution have failed. Lawyers prepare for trial when no other option will work. Preparation is essential, but there is never a true blueprint for a trial. Each trial is unique. Once the jurors are seated and the story begins to unfold, there is no time to proofread or do over. Trial lawyers must hear and see the case as the jurors see it. They must listen carefully. They must make decisions quickly. They must know how to present and challenge witnesses with skill. They must know how to edit a case based on admissibility and protect the record for a potential appeal. They must know how to capture the compelling aspects of the evidence in their opening statements and closing arguments. Most importantly, trial lawyers must know how to promisein a credible, realistic sense, how to proveskillfully, and how to persuadejurors that the client should prevail.
Joyce in Court
by Adrian Hardiman
Call Number: PR6019.O9Z553 2017
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
Books about the work of James Joyce are an academic industry. Most of them are unreadable and esoteric. Adrian Hardiman's book is both highly readableand strikingly original. He spent years researching Joyce's obsession with the legal system, and the myriad references to notorious trials in Ulyssesand Finnegans Wake. Joyce was fascinated by and felt passionately about miscarriages of justice, and his view of the law was coloured by the potential for grave injustice when policemen and judges are given too much power. Hardiman recreates the colourful, dangerous world of the Edwardian courtrooms of Dublin and London, where the death penalty loomed over many trials. He brings to life the eccentric barristers, corrupt police and omnipotent judges who made the law so entertaining and so horrifying. This is a remarkableevocation of a vanished world, though Joyce's scepticism about the way evidence is used in criminal trials is still highly relevant.
by Timothy Endicott
Call Number: KD4879.E53 2018
Publication Date: 2018-07-31
Exceptionally clear and incisive, Administrative Law is the essential guide to understanding this challenging area of the law. The author uses a variety of learning features to make complex points accessible and also to encourage reflection and debate. Chapters start with a "look for" section which outlines the key ideas in each chapter, pop quizzes appear throughout, and each chapter is wrapped up with a 'take homemessage', critical questions, and a list of further reading.Online resourcesThis book is accompanied by the following online resources:* Notes on key cases and legislations* Guidance on answering the questions in the text* Links to useful resources* Glossary of key terms used in the text* A guide for lecturerson possible ways of approaching the material in the book
The Invention of the Passport
by John C. Torpey
Call Number: K3273.T67 2018
Publication Date: 2018-07-26
This book presents the first detailed history of the modern passport and why it became so important for controlling movement in the modern world. It explores the history of passport laws, the parliamentary debates about those laws, and the social responses to their implementation. The author argues that modern nation-states and the international state system have 'monopolized the 'legitimate means of movement',' rendering persons dependent on states' authority to move about - especially, though not exclusively, across international boundaries. This new edition reviews other scholarship, much of which was stimulated by the first edition, addressing the place of identification documents in contemporary life. It also updates the story of passport regulations from the publication of the first edition, which appeared just before the terrorist attacks of 9/11, to the present day.
The Handbook of the Law of Visiting Forces
by Dieter Fleck (Editor)
Call Number: KZ5589.H36 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-15
The legal position of visiting forces transcends domestic and international law and is of growing importance in our increasingly globalized and insecure world. 'In area' and 'out of area' operations, both for the purpose of establishing and maintaining peace and in connection with the conduct of other military operations and training, are likely to become more frequent for a variety of reasons. Finding where the applicable law places the balance between the interests, sensitivities and needs of the host state and the requirements, often practical in nature, of the visiting force is a key objective in ensuring that the relationship between hosts and 'guests' is and remains harmonious. All of this must be achieved in an increasingly complex legal environment. This fully updated second edition of The Handbook of the Law of Visiting Forces addresses the issues surrounding visiting forces and provides a full overview of the legal framework in which they operate. Through an analysis of jurisprudence and historical developments, it offers a comparative commentary to the UN, NATO, and other SOFA rules. The Handbook then continues its analysis through cases studies of visiting forces in key countries, including a fully updated chapter on Afghanistan that considers the various stages of the conflict, before offering conclusions on the current state of the law and its likely future development.
The Nordic Constitutions
by Helle Krunke; Bjorg Thorarensen (Editor)
Call Number: KJC4445.N67 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-23
This book analyses the Nordic constitutional systems of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in a comparative context. It has two main aims: first to fill a gap in the literature by providing an accessible English language account of the Nordic constitutions, and second to provide a comparative analysis of them, revealing their similarities and differences within their political, historical and cultural contexts. In this respect, the book challenges the assumption that the Nordic countries form a homogeneous constitutional system due to their cultural and historical affinities, a view not necessarily supported by a close comparative examination. A key issue is EU membership -where the Nordic countries have made different choices at different times - and the book will show how this has affected the individual countries and whether a divide between EU member states (Denmark, Finland and Sweden) and non-members (Iceland and Norway) has appeared. Another key issue is how the ECHR has impacted the Nordic constitutional systems and whether the convention draws the Nordic systems closer to each other. The book represents a first of its kind in the English language, and will provide constitutional scholars with a valuable comparative resource on the Nordic region.
How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School
by Kathryne M. Young
Call Number: KF287.Y68 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-07
Each year, over 40,000 new students enter America's law schools. Each new crop experiences startlingly high rates of depression, anxiety, fatigue, and dissatisfaction. Kathryne M. Young was one of those disgruntled law students. After finishing law school (and a PhD), she set out to learn more about the law school experience and how to improve it for future students. Young conducted one of the most ambitious studies of law students ever undertaken, charting the experiences of over 1000 law students from over 100 different law schools, along with hundreds of alumni, dropouts, law professors, and more. How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School is smart, compelling, and highly readable. Combining her own observations and experiences with the results of her study and the latest sociological research on law schools, Young offers a very different take from previous books about law school survival. Instead of assuming her readers should all aspire to law-review-and-big-firm notions of success, Young teaches students how to approach law school on their own terms: how to tune out the drumbeat of oppressive expectations and conventional wisdom to create a new breed of law school experience altogether. Young provides readers with practical tools for finding focus, happiness, and a sense of purpose while facing the seemingly endless onslaught of problems law school presents daily. This book is an indispensable companion for today's law students, prospective law students, and anyone who cares about making law students' lives better. Bursting with warmth, realism, and a touch of firebrand wit, How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School equips law students with much-needed wisdom for thriving during those three crucial years.
Brands, Geographic Origin, and the Global Economy
by David M. Higgins
Call Number: K1562.H54 2018
Publication Date: 2018-05-26
Indications of geographic origin for foodstuffs and manufactures have become an important source of brand value since the beginnings of globalization during the late nineteenth century. In this work, David M. Higgins explores the early nineteenth-century business campaigns to secure national and international protection of geographic brands. He shows how these efforts culminated in the introduction of legal protocols which protect such brands, including, 'Champagne', 'Sheffield', 'Swiss made' watches and 'Made in the USA'. Higgins explores the major themes surrounding these indications, tying in the history of global marketing and the relevant laws on intellectual property. He also questions the effectiveness of European Union policy to promote 'regional' and 'local' foods and why such initiatives brought the EU in conflict with North America, especially the US He extends the study with a reflection on contemporary issues affecting globalization, intellectual property, less developed countries, and supply chains.
Seller's Right Cure under Article 48
by Miquel S. Mirambell Fargas
Call Number: K877.M57 2018
Publication Date: 2018-05-23
Allegedly, contracts are enforceable mutually beneficial agreements. In the event of a breach of contract, most national and international legal systems-including European harmonization projects on private law-resort to cure regimes for the furtherance of contractually generated welfare. A Nachfrist-mechanism, a hierarchy of remedies, and debtor's rights to cure are all normative devices intended to preserve contracts and to sequence the remedies for breach by employing those that are purportedly more cost-effective. The utility of these legal institutions lies at the core of the discussion about modern contract law and practice. In this book, one cure-oriented legal instrument is thoroughly analyzed: the seller's right to cure after the date for performance under Article 48 CISG. (Series: International Commerce and Arbitration (ICA), Vol. 26) [Subject: Commercial Law, Private Law]
Perceptions of a Polarized Court
by Michael F. Salamone
Call Number: KF8748.S15 2018
Publication Date: 2018-10-31
Like our divided nation, the Supreme Court is polarized. But does a split among Supreme Court justices--particularly when it occurs along ideological lines--hurt public perception and the Court's ability to muster popular support for its rulings? Michael Salamone's Perceptions of a Polarized Court offers the first comprehensive, empirical analysis of how divisiveness affects the legitimacy of the Court's decisions.Salamone looks specifically at the Roberts Court years--which are characterized by unprecedented ideological and partisan polarization among the justices--to evaluate the public consequences of divided Supreme Court rulings. He also analyzes both the media's treatment of Supreme Court decisions and public opinion toward the Court's rulings to show how public acceptance is (or is not) affected. Salmone contends that judicial polarization has had an impact on the manner in which journalists report on the Supreme Court. However, contrary to expectation, Court dissent may help secure public support by tapping into core democratic values.
Added December 2018
From the Trenches III
by Sawnie A. McEntire
Call Number: KF8900.F76 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
From the Trenches III, Pretrial Strategies for Success follows two prior successful volumes. Embodied in this volume are important and invaluable insights from experienced trial lawyers from across the country. Each author volunteered his or her time, skill, and experience in making From the Trenches Volume 3 a must-have resource. The topics addressed in Volume 3 are wide ranging, but focus on strategies and techniques to enhance the chances for successful resolution of lawsuits and disputes. The topics begin with discussions of pre-suit tasks and options, including investigations, pre-suit mediation, and pre-suit discovery. The topics also include practice tips for enhancing case organization after the lawsuit is filed, effective advocacy, use of jury consultants, forum selection strategies, and important considerations for witness selection and final trial preparations.
Adoption Law Handbook
by Jennifer Fairfax; American Bar Association, Section of Family Law Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: KF545.F35 2019
Publication Date: 2013-02-26
Adoption is a process that can require both time and patience. This guide helps you efficiently handle all steps in an adoption case, from consultation through finalization. Jennifer Fairfax, an experienced adoption attorney covers the primary types of adoption, both domestic and international, and examines the full range of issues impacting the adoption process, including the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, special needs, adult, and stepparent adoptions, financing and tax issues, open records, and wrongful adoption.
GDPR : General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679
by Mariusz Krzysztofek
Call Number: KJE6071.A432016K79 2019
Publication Date: 2018-11-26
About this book: GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 is a comprehensive commentary in the market on the post-reform personal data protection in the European Union (EU). The book offers an extensive discussion of all principles of personal data processing, obligations of data controllers and processors and rights of data subjects. It gives a broad account of the legal and practical aspects of the EU personal data protection law following its recent reform, the most extensive since the first EU laws in this area were adopted and implemented into the legal orders of the Member States. Personal data protection has become one of the central issues in any understanding of the current world system. In this connection, the EU has created the most sophisticated regime currently in force with GDPR. GDPR is applicable directly in all Member States, providing for the unification of data protection rules within the EU. However, it poses a problem in enabling international trade and data transfers outside the EU between economies which have different data protection models in place. What's in this book: Among the broad spectrum of aspects of the subject covered are the following: summary of the changes introduced by the GDPR; new territorial scope; key principles of personal data processing; legal bases for the processing of personal data; marketing, cookies and profiling; new information clauses; new Subject Access Requests (SARs), including the 'right to be forgotten' on the Internet, the right to data portability and the right to object to profiling; new data protection by design and by default; benefits from implementing a data protection certificate; and data transfers outside the EU, including binding corporate rules, standard contractual clauses and special features of EU-US arrangements. How this will help you: Because of the increasing legal certainty in this area guaranteed by the GDPR, multinational corporations and their customers and contractors will benefit enormously from consulting and using this book. For practitioners and academics, researching or advising clients in this area, and government policy advisors, this book provides an indispensable source of guidance and information for many years to come. Referencing many rulings of European courts, as well as interpretations and guidelines formulated by European data protection authorities, examples and best practices, makes this book of great practical value to lawyers and business leaders.
Financial Crime and Crises in the Era of False Profits
by Robert H. Tillman; Henry N. Pontell; William K. Black
Call Number: HV6768.T547 2018
Publication Date: 2017-03-27
In this brief, accessible text, Robert Tillman, Henry N. Pontell, and William K. Black provide a thorough overview of financial crimes and crises and their consequences. Integrating theories and concepts from criminology, sociology, and economics to address major questions, they provide aconcise and accessible yet in-depth introduction to the topic by reducing complex financial crimes to their essentials.About the Series:Keynotes in Criminology and Criminal Justice, edited by Henry N. Pontell, provides essential knowledge on important contemporary matters of crime, law, and justice to a broad audience of readers. Volumes are written by leading scholars in that area. Concise, accessible, and affordable, these textsare designed to serve either as primers around which courses can be built or as supplemental books for a variety of courses.
Arbitration and Contract Law
by Neil Andrews
Call Number: KD7645.A95 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-26
Thisbook deals with the contractual platform for arbitration and the application ofcontractual norms to the parties' dispute. Arbitration and agreement areinter-linked in three respects: (i) the agreement to arbitrate is itself acontract; (ii) there is scope (subject to clear consensual exclusion) inEngland for monitoring the arbitral tribunal's fidelity and accuracy inapplying substantive English contract law; (iii) the subject-matter of thearbitration is nearly always a 'contractual' matter. These three elementsunderlie this work. They appear as Part I (arbitration is founded onagreement), Part II (monitoring accuracy), Part III (synopsis of the Englishcontractual rules frequently encountered within arbitration). Thebook will be a useful resource to foreign lawyers or English non-lawyers,English lawyers seeking a succinct discussion, and to arbitral tribunals.
Law and Practice of the United Nations
by Simon Chesterman; Ian Johnstone; David M. Malone; Thomas M. Franck
Call Number: KZ4986.C54 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-29
Law and Practice of the United Nations: Documents and Commentary combines primary materials with expert commentary demonstrating the interaction between law and practice in the UN organization, as well as the possibilities and limitations of multilateral institutions in general. Each chapterbegins with a short introductory essay describing how the documents that ensue illustrate a set of legal, institutional, and political issues relevant to the practice of diplomacy and the development of public international law through the United Nations. Each chapter also includes questions toguide discussion of the primary materials, and a brief bibliography to facilitate further research on the subject.This second edition addresses the most challenging issues confronting the United Nations and the global community today, from terrorism to climate change, from poverty to nuclear proliferation. New features include hypothetical fact scenarios to test the understanding of concepts in each chapter.This edition contains expanded author commentary, while maintaining the focus on primary materials. Such materials enable a realistic presentation of the work of international diplomacy: the negotiation, interpretation and application of such texts are an important part of what actually takes placeat the United Nations and other international organizations.This work is ideal for courses on the United Nations or International Organizations, taught in both law and international relations programs.
Rights, Race, and Reform
by Laura Cohen (Editor); Kristin Henning (Editor); Ellen Marus
Call Number: KF9779.R54 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-01
In 1962, a 15-year-old Arizona boy named Gerald Gault may or may not have made a lewd phone call to a neighbor. Gerald was arrested, prosecuted, removed from his parents' custody, and sent to a juvenile prison, all without legal representation. Gerald's mother's outrage at the treatment of her son eventually propelled the case to the United States Supreme Court. With its sweeping 1967 decision in In re Gault, the Court revolutionized the American juvenile court system by finding that children charged with delinquency have a constitutional right to counsel. This anthology, which commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the Gault decision, blends, across its three parts, legal and historical analyses, oral history, and personal narrative to provide an overview of modern Supreme Court juvenile justice jurisprudence, the advocates and organizations that defend children in juvenile court, the role these lawyers have played in the fight for justice for accused children, and the contemporary challenges facing juvenile defenders and their clients. The authors are leading juvenile justice reformers, advocates, and scholars, all of whom have been deeply involved in shaping modern juvenile justice policy and practice and most of whom have represented children in juvenile court. This book is for everyone concerned about justice in America. The personal narratives about children in the system will intrigue students and academics, engage lay individuals who are interested in children's rights, and guide professionals, legislators, and other policymakers involved in juvenile justice reform and criminology.
by Andrea Biondi; Maria Kendrick; Patrick J. Birkinshaw
Call Number: HC240.25.G7B73 2019
Publication Date: 2018-11-20
Brexit: The Legal Implications brings to notice the challenges, options, opportunities and possibilities that Brexit may bring in the legal areas. If Brexit comes to pass, what changes in the United Kingdom (UK) legal system will the world face when dealing with the UK? The contributors to this penetrating new collection of studies - a worthy successor to the widely read pre-referendum Britain Alone! - bring a prodigious level of expert scrutiny to the myriad of ramifications of this hugely complex subject. This book gathers together experts from different fields of legal practice and academia not only to discuss the ongoing negotiations but also - and most valuably - to highlight and address the legal implications of possible scenarios and solutions for a post-Brexit UK and European Union. What's in this book: With topical chapters based on the Brexit Seminar Series held by the Centre of European Law at King's College, the contributors examine the likely effects of the Brexit process in such areas as the following: constitutional and administrative law; the European Economic Area and the European Free Trade Association; EU State aid; the Irish border; the fall-back position of the WTO rules should no agreement be achieved; banking law, financial services and capital markets; debt restructuring and insolvency practice; environmental issues; private international law; tax; citizenship; social security; and residence rights, especially considering women and children. How this will help you: Due to the unprecedented event that Brexit represents, there is an insatiable need for knowledge and technical detail as to its possible legal implications. This book establishes the required literature in this regard and thereby helps the readers in comprehending what lies ahead. In its thorough analysis of the ongoing Brexit process and the technical understanding of the meaning of Brexit for several substantive areas of law, this book offers a solidly grounded and revealing exploration of the future that is particularly enlightening in explaining the challenges that the UK legal order is facing as a consequence of Brexit.
Added November 2018
by Dennis Unkovic
Call Number: KNC84.B87U552 2018
Publication Date: 2018-11-07
This book contains practical insider advice on conducting business in Asia. The four most comprehensive chapters examine China, India, Japan, and Korea, which are the dominant players in the region. Other chapters reveal the unique aspects of doing business in smaller but still vital economies such as Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Then, sometimes overlooked and emerging economies with great potential such as Vietnam are explored. Long-term success overseas requires taking the time to educate, plan, prepare, and execute with both a specific business strategy and cultural sensitivity in mind.
Misuse of Market Power
by Katharine Kemp
Call Number: KU977.K46 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-28
Laws prohibiting unilateral anticompetitive conduct have been the subject of vigorous international debate for decades, as policymakers, antitrust scholars and agencies continue to disagree over how best to regulate the market conduct of a single firm with substantial market power. Katharine Kemp describes the controversy over Australia's misuse of market power laws in recent years, which mirrored the international debate in this sphere, and culminated in the fundamental reform of the misuse of market power prohibition under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) in 2017. Misuse of Market Power: Rationale and Reform explains Australia's new misuse of market power law, which adopts an 'effects-based test' for unilateral conduct, and makes a comparative analysis between Australian tests for unilateral anticompetitive conduct and tests from the US and the EU. This text also illuminates the frequently mentioned, but little understood, concept of 'purpose' and its role in framing unilateral conduct standards.
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society
by Austin Sarat (Editor, Series edited by)
Call Number: HM34.R462 v.77 2019
Publication Date: 2012-01-31
This volume of "Studies in Law, Politics, and Society" contains an international and interdisciplinary array of legal scholarship. Presenting diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, this work illuminates the law's response to its social context as well as the way law shapes that context. It shows how legal scholars contribute to public debate about contemporary issues as well as how they articulate the nature of rights and the limits of law.