Category Archives: Criminal Law

Library Highlights: Law & Technology

I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy
Lori Andrews
HM851 .A66 2011
From the Publisher: Social networks are the defining cultural movement of our time, empowering us in constantly evolving ways. We can all now be reporters, alerting the world to breaking news, participating in crowd-sourced scientific research, and helping the police solve crimes. Social networks have even helped to bring down governments, but they have also greatly accelerated the erosion of our personal privacy rights. As leading expert on social networks and privacy Lori Andrews shows through ground- breaking in-depth research and a host of stunning stories of abuses, as we work and chat and shop and date (and even sometimes have sex) over the Web, we are opening ourselves up to increasingly intrusive, relentless, and anonymous surveillance—by employers, schools, lawyers, the police, and aggressive data aggregator services that compile an astonishing amount of information about us and sell it to any and all takers. But the legal system cannot be counted on to protect us—in the thousands of cases brought to trial by those whose rights have been violated, judges have most often ruled against them. That is why in addition to providing the best expert advice about protecting ourselves, Andrews pro- poses that we must all become supporters of a Constitution for the Web, which she has drafted and introduces in this book. Now is the time to join her and take action—the very future of privacy is at stake.

Legal Aspects of Managing Technology
Lee B. Burgunder
KF1890.H53 B87 2011
From the Publisher: This book is designed for businesspersons working with technological innovations in any field, including business, management, computer science, engineering, architecture, biology, or law. It focuses on integral technology law topics with substantial attention paid to the wide range of controversial issues regarding intellectual property rights, and coverage of all other key topics such as e-commerce, privacy, antitrust, and biotechnology. Its goal is not to make readers legal experts; rather it is too allow managers to understand the fundamental legal issues pertinent to technology management so that they can competently create strategic plans in consultation with their attorneys.

That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
BF408 .F747 2011
From the Publisher: In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, offer both a wake-up call and a call to collective action. They analyze the four challenges we face—globalization, the revolution in in- formation technology, the nation’s chronic deficits, and our pattern of excessive energy consumption— and spell out what we need to do now to sustain the American dream and preserve American power in the world. They explain how the end of the Cold War blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously, and how China’s educational successes, industrial might, and technological prowess remind us of the ways in which “that used to be us.” They explain how the paralysis of our political sys- tem and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible for us to carry out the policies the country urgently needs.

The Real ID Act: Privacy and Government Surveillance
William Eyre
KF4791 .E97 2011
From the Publisher: Civil society in the United States in the 21st century has seen the abandonment of American concepts of individual freedom, privacy, expression and autonomy. Eyre ex- amines the Real ID Act in this context, as an example of laws passed since September 2001 restricting civil liberties. The Real ID Act facilitates the current and future surveillance regime. Real IDs and the database(s) to which they are linked represent a de facto national ID system facilitating monitoring citizens’ movements, speech and political activities when fully operational. The Real ID Act is examined as an unfunded mandate and vehicle for unconstitutional abridgement of First Amendment guarantees including political expression.

Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: a New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law
Ross A. Dannenberg … [et al.], editors.
KF3024.C6 C625 2010
From the Publisher: As the uses and ubiquity of video games and virtual worlds expand, the legal issues they raise grow more complex and commonplace. These issues include the traditional areas of intellectual property law, namely, copyright, trademark, patent and trade secrets, as affected by contractual issues arising from the end user licensing agreements (EULA) and terms of service (ToS) promulgated by each video game and virtual world proprietor. This book explores and discusses how to obtain these traditional rights in the non-traditional settings of video game and virtual world environments, and serves as a primer for legal practitioners researching these emerging legal issues. Each chapter addresses, in order, end user license agreements, copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, as addressed by U.S. law. The book also includes a commentary on international legal issues stemming from the multi-national user-base and foreign operation of many virtual worlds.

Principles of Cybercrime
Jonathan Clough, Monash University, Victoria
K5215 .C58 2010
From the Publisher: We live in a digital age. The proliferation of digital technology, and the convergence of computing and communication devices, has transformed the way in which we socialize and do business. While overwhelmingly positive, there has also been a dark side to these developments. Proving the maxim that crime follows opportunity, virtually every advance has been accompanied by a corresponding niche to be exploited for criminal purposes; so-called ‘cybercrimes’. Whether it be fraud, child pornography, stalking, criminal copyright infringement or attacks on computers themselves, criminals will find ways to exploit new technology. The challenge for all countries is to ensure their criminal laws keep pace. The challenge is a global one, and much can be learned from the experience of other jurisdictions. Focusing on Australia, Canada, the UK and the US, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the legal principles that apply to the prosecution of cybercrimes.

How to Succeed on Law School Exams

The law library’s guide, Exam Study Materials at TJSL  lists books on exam taking, and lists study aids available in the library for various courses such as Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility and Torts.

Law school exam advice from the blogosphere:

Exam Prep Made Simple: Organize Your Thoughts – The Girl’s Guide to Law School
It’s Thanksgiving, Should You Be Flipping Out About Exams? – The Girl’s Guide to Law School
Common Errors in Exam Study – Amy Jarmon, Law School Academic Support Blog
Some Quotes to Keep in Mind - Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Exam Tips – Law School Academic Support Blog

Library Highlights: International Law

Semiotics of International Law: Trade and Translation
Evandro Menezes de Carvalho
F86 K213 .C36713 2011
From the Publisher: Language carries more than meanings; language conveys a means of conceiving the world. In this sense, national legal systems expressed through national languages organize the Law based on their own understanding of reality. International Law becomes, in this context, the meeting point where different legal cultures and different views of world intersect. The diversity of languages and legal systems can enrich the possibilities of understanding and developing international law, but it can also represent an instability and unsafety factor to the international scenario. This multilegal-system and multilingual scenario adds to the complexity of international law and poses new challeng-es. One of them is legal translation, which is a field of knowledge and professional skill that has not been the subject of theoretical thinking on the part of legal scholars. How to negotiate, draft or inter-pret an international treaty that mirrors what the parties, – who belong to different legal cultures and who, on many occasions, speak different mother tongues – , want or wanted to say? By analyzing the decision-making process and the legal discourse adopted by the WTO’s Appellate Body, this book highlights the active role of language in diplomatic negotiations and in interpreting international law. In addition, it also shows that the debate on the effectiveness and legitimacy of International Law can-not be separated from the linguistic issue.

International Tax Law: A Legal Research Guide
Christopher C. Dykes
K103.T3 D95 2011
From the Publisher: This book presents an overview of the different aspects of international tax law as well as how to locate the various primary and secondary sources, including model tax conventions, bilateral tax treaties, and customary law. It also covers international taxation from the U.S. perspec-tive, and explores researching international tax law through online databases, using free sources as well as subscription services. Will be useful for law firms, tax professionals, law librarians, and all oth-ers interested in researching international tax law.

The New Global Law
Rafael Domingo
KZ3410 .D66 2010
From the Publisher: The dislocations of the worldwide economic crisis, the necessity of a system of global justice to address crimes against humanity, and the notorious ‘democratic deficit’ of internation-al institutions highlight the need for an innovative and truly global legal system, one that permits hu-manity to reorder itself according to acknowledged global needs and evolving consciousness. A new global law will constitute, by itself, a genuine legal order and will not be limited to a handful of moral principles that attempt to guide the conduct of the world’s peoples. If the law of nations served the hegemonic interests of Ancient Rome, and international law served those of the European nation-state, then a new global law will contribute to the common good of all humanity and, ideally, to the develop-ment of durable world peace. This volume offers a historical-juridical foundation for the development of this new global law.

Guide to ICSID Arbitration
Lucy Reed, Jan Paulsson, Nigel Blackaby
K3834 .R44 2011
From the Publisher: The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has be-come the leading arbitration institution for the resolution of investor-state disputes. Today, any com-pany considering an investment in a foreign country and any financing entity playing a role in the in-vestment must be aware of ICSID and the growing matrix of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and multilateral treaties (MITs), most notably, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), providing access to ICSID. Familiarity with the regime and jurispru-dence of ICSID arbitration is essential for any international investment lawyer, whether focused on transactions or disputes. This second edition of the Guide takes account of the scores of ICSID awards and decisions rendered since 2004, as well as significant amendments to ICSID rules and practices. It provides a sufficiently detailed but still ‘user-friendly’ understanding of what ICSID arbitration is, when and how it can and should be used, and how an ICSID case works from start to finish.

International White Collar Crime: Cases and Materials
Bruce Zagaris
KZ3410 .F38 2010
From the Publisher: Contemporary transnational criminals take advantage of globalization, trade lib-eralization, and emerging new technologies to commit a diverse range of crimes, and to move money, goods, services, and people instantaneously for purposes of pure economic gain and/or political vio-lence. This book captures the importance of transnational business crime and international relations by examining the rise of international economic crime and recent strategies in the United States and abroad to combat it. The book is organized into three main sections. The first part discusses substan-tive crimes, particularly tax, money laundering, and counter-terrorism financial enforcement; transna-tional corruption; transnational organized crime; and export control and economic sanctions. The se-cond part discusses procedural aspects of international white collar crime, namely extraterritorial ju-risdiction, evidence gathering, extradition, and international prisoner transfer. The third part discusses the role of international organizations, including the United Nations, the World Bank Group, Interpol, and economic integration groups.

Interpreting TRIPS: Globalisation of Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines
Hiroko Yamane
K1401.A41994 Y36 2011
From the Publisher: Protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) has become a global issue. The Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) Agreement outlines the minimum standards for IPR protection for WTO members and offers a global regime for IPR protection. However, the bene-fits of TRIPS are more questionable in poorer countries where national infrastructure for research and development (R&D) and social protection are inadequate, whereas the cost of innovation is high. To-day, after more than a decade of intense debate over global IPR protection, the problems remain acute, although there is also evidence of progress and cooperation.
This book examines various views of the role of IPRs as incentives for innovation against the backdrop of development and the transfer of technology between globalised, knowledge-based, high technology economies. The book retraces the origins, content and interpretations of the TRIPS Agreement, includ-ing its interpretations by WTO dispute settlement organs. It also analyses sources of controversy over IPRs, examining pharmaceutical industry strategies of emerging countries with different IPR policies.

New Titles for the Center for Law & Social Justice

California Criminal Sentencing Enhancements
KFC1172.A15 C35 (California Materials)
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Contracting with Sovereignty: State Contracts and International Arbitration
Ivar Alvik
K2400 .A944 2010
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Ecofeminism
Maria Mies & Vandana Shiva
HQ1233 .M53 1993
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Federal Environmental Law: The User’s Guide
Olga L. Moya, Andrew L. Fono
KF3775.Z9 M69 2011
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Human Rights in Europe: Commentary on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
William B.T. Mock, editor; Gianmario Demuro, coordinating editor
KJE5132.A432 H86 2010
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The Law of Products Liability
Marshall S. Shapo
KF1296 .S43 2010
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The Lisbon Treaty: Law, Politics, and Treaty Reform
Paul Craig
KJE4443.32007 .C73 2010
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Obesity, Business and Public Policy
edited by Zoltan J. Acs, Alan Lyles; in collaboration with Kenneth R. Stanton
RA645.O23 O22 2009
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Practice Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines
edited by David Debold
KF9685 .P7322 2010-
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Trafficking and Human Rights: European and Asia-Pacific Perspectives
edited by Leslie Holmes
HQ281 .T73 2010
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Center for Global Legal Studies— Recent Acquisitions

Antigone: Texte Original, Introduction et Notes
David I. Grossvogel
PQ2601.N67 A63 1959 (Course Reserve)
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Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights, and Transnational Activism
Gay W. Seidman
HD8943 .S44 2009
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China’s Long March toward Rule of Law
Randall Peerenboom
KNQ2025 .P44 2002 (Course Reserve)
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French Criminal Law
Catherine Elliott
KJV7979 .E435 2001
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Global Unions: Challenging Transnational Capital through Cross-Border Campaigns
edited by Kate Bronfenbrenner
HD6475.A1 G57 2007
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International Encyclopaedia of Laws. Civil Procedure
edited by Paul Lemmens
K2205 .I584 1994-
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Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope
Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni
KMH110.I23 A3 2006 (Course Reserve)
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The Pianist
Produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde; screenplay by Ronald Harwood
VIDEO PN1995.9.B55 P536578 2002 (Course Reserve)
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The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-4
Wadysaw Szpilman; with extracts from the diary of Wilm Hosenfeld; foreword by Andrzej Szpilman
DS135.P63 S94713 1999 (Course Reserve)
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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Azar Nafisi
PE64.N34 A3 2003 (Course Reserve)
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Sophocles
Translated and with an introduction by David Grene
PA4414.A1 G7 1991 (Course Reserve)
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Two Women
Produced by Arta Film & Arman Film; written and directed by Tahmineh Milani
VIDEO PN1997 .T862 1998 DVD-ROM (Course Reserve)
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Center for Law & Social Justice — Recent Acquisitions

Capital Punishment on Trial: Furman v. Georgia and the Death Penalty in Modern America
David M. Oshinsky
KF9227.C2 O82 2010 (Course Reserve)
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Criminal Law: Cases, Materials, and Text
Phillip E. Johnson, Morgan Cloud
KF9218 .J6 2002 (Course Reserve)
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Forced Out: Older Workers Confront Job Loss
Kenneth A. Root, Rosemarie J. Park
HD5708.55.U6 R65 2009
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International Encyclopaedia of Laws. Civil Procedure
editor, Paul Lemmens
K2205 .I584 1994-
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Redefining Retirement: How will Boomers Fare?
edited by Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo
HQ1064.U5 R3734 2007
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Social Security: A Fresh Look at Policy Alternatives
Jagadeesh Gokhale
HD7125 .G654 2010
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Southern Region Black Law Students Association Law Journal
Legal Periodical (2nd Floor)
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Understanding the Social Security Act: The Foundation of Social Welfare for America in the Twenty-First Century
Andrew W. Dobelstein
KF3649 .D63 2009
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A Well-Tailored Safety Net: The Only Fair and Sensible way to Save Social Security
Jed Graham
HD7125 .G695 2010
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White Collar Crime: Cases, Materials, and Problems
J. Kelly Strader, Sandra D. Jordan
KF9350 .S78 2009 (Course Reserve)
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Law & Social Justice — Recent Acquisitions

Agriculture and EU Environmental Law
Brian Jack
KJE6605 .J33 2009
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California Criminal Sentencing Laws

AUDIO KFC1172.A75 C36 2009 (Lobby Display)
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Criminal Litigation and Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure: Readings and Hypothetical Exercises
Brent E. Newton
KF9657 .N49 2009
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High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Presidential Impeachment
H. Lowell Brown
KF5075 .B76 2010
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The Ins and Outs of Employment Law
AUDIO KFC556.A75 I57 2008 (Lobby Display)
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International Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples
S. James Anaya
K3247 .A5 2009
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Law 101
Jay M. Feinman
KF387 .F45 2010
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Law and Religion: National, International, and Comparative Perspectives
W. Cole Durham, Jr., Brett G. Scharffs
K3258 .D874 2010 (New Book Shelf)
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Law, Explanation and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Including Reconciliation Act Impact
CCH
KF1183 .A369 2010
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