Category Archives: Technology

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.

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Digital Communications Law
Henry H. Perritt, Jr.
KF390.5.C6 P47 2010
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Drafting Internet Agreements
Gregory J. Battersby, Charles W. Grimes, Leonard T. Nuara
KF905.C6 B38 2010
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Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics, and Policy
K10 .O899 (Legal Periodical Collection)
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Money Laundering in the Real Estate Sector: Suspicious Properties
Brigitte Unger, Joras Ferwerda with a contribution from Hans Nelen, Luuk Ritzen
HV6768 .U54 2011
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Technology and Anti-Money Laundering: A Systems Theory and Risk-Based Approach
Dionysios S. Demetis
HV6768 .D46 2010
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The United States Government Internet Directory
edited by Peggy Garvin
ZA5075 .G68 (Reference)
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Law, Technology & Communications – Recent Acquisitions

The International Legal Governance of the Human Genome
Chamundeeswari Kuppuswamy
K3611.A77 K87 2009
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Taxation & Valuation of Technology: Theory, Practice, and the Law
edited by James L. Horvath & David W. Chodikoff
KE5875 .T394 2008
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Law, Technology & Communications – Recent Acquisitions

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Composition & Copyright: Perspectives on Teaching, Text-making, and Fair Use
edited by Steve Westbrook
KF3020 .C66 2009
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Endless Money: The Moral Hazards of Socialism
William W. Baker
HG230.3 .B354 2010
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International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Daniel H. Joyner
KZ5675 .J69 2009
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International Trade Law
Andrew T. Guzman, Joost H.B. Pauwelyn
K3943 .G896 2009
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IP Client Strategies in the EU: Leading Lawyers on Understanding European Intellectual Property Laws, Staying Ahead of Changing Regulations, and Developing IP Protection Strategies in a Global Economy
KJE2636 .I63 2009
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Pharmaceutical Industry Antitrust Handbook
KF3885 .P53 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Private Equity Fund Exposure and Protection: Leading Lawyers on Weighing Investment Risks, Structuring Prudent M&A Transactions, and Preparing for Increased Government Involvement
K1116 .P75 2009
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Regulating Deviance: The Redirection of Criminalisation and the Futures of Criminal Law
edited by Bernadette McSherry, Alan Norrie and Simon Bronitt
K5015.4 .R44 2009
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The Software License Unveiled: How Legislation by License Controls Software Access
Douglas E. Phillips
K1443.C6 P48 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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State Agency and the Patenting of Life in International Law: Merchants and Missionaries in a Global Society
Bita Amani
K1519.B54 A74 2009
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State Antitrust Practice and Statutes
editorial board, Harvey I. Saferstein
KF1650 .S7 2009
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Why Do Governments Divest?: The Macroeconomics of Privatization
Alfred Schipke
HD3845.6 .S355 2001
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Law & Social Justice — Recent Acquisitions

Arbitration and Mediation in the ACP-EU Relations
edited by Association for International Arbitration
KJE6433 .A92 2008
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Before Earth Day: The Origins of American Environmental Law, 1945-1970
Karl Boyd Brooks
KF3775 .B727 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Biotechnology & Nanotechnology: Regulation Under Environmental, Health, and Safety Laws
B. David Naidu
K3925.B56 N35 2009
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California School Law
Frank Kemerer and Peter Sansom
KFC648 .K45 2009
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Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide
Andrea Smith
E98.W8 S62 2005
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A Constitution of Many Minds: Why the Founding Document Doesn’t mean what it Meant Before
Cass R. Sunstein
KF4552 .S86 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Constitutional Law for a Changing America: a Short Course
Lee Epstein, Thomas G. Walker
KF4749 .E668 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Defining Civil and Political Rights: The Jurisprudence of the United Nations Human Rights Committee
Alex Conte and Richard Burchill
K3241 .C66 2009
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Environmental Justice: Legal Theory and Practice
Barry E. Hill
KF3775 .H55 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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FDR v. The Constitution: the Court-packing Fight and the Triumph of Democracy
Burt Solomon
KF8742 .S585 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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The First Amendment, Freedom of Speech: Its Constitutional History and the Contemporary Debate
edited by Vikram David Amar
KF4772 .F5675 2009
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Genocide in International Law: The Crime of Crimes
William A. Schabas
K5302 .S32 2009
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Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law
edited by Vikram David Amar, Mark V. Tushnet
KF4550 .G58 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Human Rights and Corporations
edited by David Kinley
K3240 .H8483 2009
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The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law
edited by Nita A. Farahany
K5028.5 .I47 2009
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International Trade and Health Protection: a Critical Assessment of the WTO’s SPS Agreement
Tracey Epps
K3631 .E67 2008
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Invisible Hands, Invisible Objectives: Bringing Workplace Law and Public Policy into Focus
Stephen F. Befort and John W. Budd
KF3319 .B44 2009
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Law, Mind and Brain
edited by Michael Freeman and Oliver R. Goodenough
K346 .L394 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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A Life and Death Decision: a Jury Weighs the Death Penalty
Scott E. Sundby
KF9680 .S86 2005
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Managing White Collar Legal Issues: Leading Lawyers on Key Defense Strategies, Responses for Civil and Criminal Investigations, and Recent Enforcement Trends
KF9350 .M369 2008
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Navigating Green Construction and Energy Initiatives: Government Officials on Responding to LEED Standards, Promoting Sustainable Building Practices, and Improving Energy Efficiency
K3585 .N384 2009
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New Institutions for Human Rights Protection
edited by Kevin Boyle
K3240 .N495 2009
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Our Promise: Achieving Educational Equality for America’s Children: Selected Essays and Articles
edited by Maurice R. Dyson, Daniel B. Weddle
LC213.2 .O88 2009
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Ourselves and Our Posterity: Essays in Constitutional Originalism
edited and introduced by Bradley C.S. Watson
KF4552 .O97 2009
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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions
edited by Kermit L. Hall, James W. Ely, Jr.
KF4548.5 .O97 2009
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The Privilege of Silence: Fifth Amendment Protections Against Self- incrimination
Steven M. Salky
KF9668 .S25 2009
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A Responsibility to Assist: EU Policy and Practice in Crisis-management Operations under European Security and Defense Policy: a COST report
edited by Tom Hadden
KJE5105 .R47 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Sharing our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence
edited by Sarah Deer … [et al.]
E98.W8 S43 2008
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The Status of Women under Islamic Law and Modern Islamic Legislation
Jamal J.A. Nasir
KBP526.32.N37 A37 2009
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Synergies in Minority Protection: European and International Law Perspectives
edited by Kristin Henrard and Robert Dunbar
K3242 .S965 2008
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Wholesale Justice: Constitutional Democracy and the Problem of the Class Action Lawsuit
Martin H. Redish
KF8896 .R438 2009
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Working with Government Agencies in Climate Change Law: Leading Lawyers on Communicating with Government Officials, Understanding Legal Challenges, and Navigating Recent and Upcoming Climate Change Regulations
QC903 .W679 2009
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Arbitration and Mediation in the ACP-EU Relations
edited by Association for International Arbitration
KJE6433 .A92 2008
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Before Earth Day: The Origins of American Environmental Law, 1945-1970
Karl Boyd Brooks
KF3775 .B727 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Biotechnology & Nanotechnology: Regulation Under Environmental, Health, and Safety Laws
B. David Naidu
K3925.B56 N35 2009
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California School Law
Frank Kemerer and Peter Sansom
KFC648 .K45 2009
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Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide
Andrea Smith
E98.W8 S62 2005
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A Constitution of Many Minds: Why the Founding Document Doesn’t mean what it Meant Before
Cass R. Sunstein
KF4552 .S86 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Constitutional Law for a Changing America: a Short Course
Lee Epstein, Thomas G. Walker
KF4749 .E668 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Defining Civil and Political Rights: The Jurisprudence of the United Nations Human Rights Committee
Alex Conte and Richard Burchill
K3241 .C66 2009
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Environmental Justice: Legal Theory and Practice
Barry E. Hill
KF3775 .H55 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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FDR v. The Constitution: the Court-packing Fight and the Triumph of Democracy
Burt Solomon
KF8742 .S585 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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The First Amendment, Freedom of Speech: Its Constitutional History and the Contemporary Debate
edited by Vikram David Amar
KF4772 .F5675 2009
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Genocide in International Law: The Crime of Crimes
William A. Schabas
K5302 .S32 2009
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Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law
edited by Vikram David Amar, Mark V. Tushnet
KF4550 .G58 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Human Rights and Corporations
edited by David Kinley
K3240 .H8483 2009
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The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law
edited by Nita A. Farahany
K5028.5 .I47 2009
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International Trade and Health Protection: a Critical Assessment of the WTO’s SPS Agreement
Tracey Epps
K3631 .E67 2008
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Invisible Hands, Invisible Objectives: Bringing Workplace Law and Public Policy into Focus
Stephen F. Befort and John W. Budd
KF3319 .B44 2009
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Law, Mind and Brain
edited by Michael Freeman and Oliver R. Goodenough
K346 .L394 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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A Life and Death Decision: a Jury Weighs the Death Penalty
Scott E. Sundby
KF9680 .S86 2005
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Managing White Collar Legal Issues: Leading Lawyers on Key Defense Strategies, Responses for Civil and Criminal Investigations, and Recent Enforcement Trends
KF9350 .M369 2008
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Navigating Green Construction and Energy Initiatives: Government Officials on Responding to LEED Standards, Promoting Sustainable Building Practices, and Improving Energy Efficiency
K3585 .N384 2009
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New Institutions for Human Rights Protection
edited by Kevin Boyle
K3240 .N495 2009
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Our Promise: Achieving Educational Equality for America’s Children: Selected Essays and Articles
edited by Maurice R. Dyson, Daniel B. Weddle
LC213.2 .O88 2009
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Ourselves and Our Posterity: Essays in Constitutional Originalism
edited and introduced by Bradley C.S. Watson
KF4552 .O97 2009
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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions
edited by Kermit L. Hall, James W. Ely, Jr.
KF4548.5 .O97 2009
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The Privilege of Silence: Fifth Amendment Protections Against Self- incrimination
Steven M. Salky
KF9668 .S25 2009
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A Responsibility to Assist: EU Policy and Practice in Crisis-management Operations under European Security and Defense Policy: a COST report
edited by Tom Hadden
KJE5105 .R47 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Sharing our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence
edited by Sarah Deer … [et al.]
E98.W8 S43 2008
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The Status of Women under Islamic Law and Modern Islamic Legislation
Jamal J.A. Nasir
KBP526.32.N37 A37 2009
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Synergies in Minority Protection: European and International Law Perspectives
edited by Kristin Henrard and Robert Dunbar
K3242 .S965 2008
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Wholesale Justice: Constitutional Democracy and the Problem of the Class Action Lawsuit
Martin H. Redish
KF8896 .R438 2009
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Working with Government Agencies in Climate Change Law: Leading Lawyers on Communicating with Government Officials, Understanding Legal Challenges, and Navigating Recent and Upcoming Climate Change Regulations
QC903 .W679 2009
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Global Legal Studies — Recent Acquisitions

Admission to the United Nations: Charter Article 4 and the Rise of Universal Organization
Thomas D. Grant
KZ4997 .G73 2009
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Arbitration and Mediation in the ACP-EU Relations
edited by Association for International Arbitration
KJE6433 .A92 2008
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Biotechnology & Nanotechnology: Regulation Under Environmental, Health, and Safety Laws
B. David Naidu
K3925.B56 N35 2009
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Corporate Rescue Law–an Anglo-American Perspective
Gerard McCormack
K1395 .M38 2008 (New Book Shelf)
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Defining Civil and Political Rights: The Jurisprudence of the United Nations Human Rights Committee
Alex Conte and Richard Burchill
K3241 .C66 2009
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Economic Sanctions: Law and Public Policy
Kern Alexander
KZ6373 .A44 2009
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Genocide in International Law: The Crime of Crimes
William A. Schabas
K5302 .S32 2009
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Guide to Latin in International Law
Aaron X. Fellmeth & Maurice Horwitz
K52.L37 F45 2009
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Human Rights and Corporations
edited by David Kinley
K3240 .H8483 2009
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International Investment Law for the 21st Century: Essays in Honour of Christoph Schreuer
edited by Christina Binder … [et al.].
K3830 .I5954 2009
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International Trade and Health Protection: a Critical Assessment of the WTO’s SPS Agreement
Tracey Epps
K3631 .E67 2008
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International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Basic Documents
edited by C. Tofan and S. Strambu
KZA5205 .I583 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Islamic Insurance: a Modern Approach to Islamic Banking
Aly Khorshid
HG8719 .K48 2007
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New Institutions for Human Rights Protection
edited by Kevin Boyle
K3240 .N495 2009
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Principles of European Constitutional Law
edited by Armin von Bogdandy and Jurgen Bast
KJE4445 .P745 2006
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A Responsibility to Assist: EU Policy and Practice in Crisis-management Operations under European Security and Defense Policy: a COST report
edited by Tom Hadden
KJE5105 .R47 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Risk Analysis for Islamic Banks
Hennie van Greuning and Zamir Iqbal
HG3368.A6 G74 2008
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Russian Law
William E. Butler
KLB68 .B88 2009
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The Status of Women under Islamic Law and Modern Islamic Legislation
Jamal J.A. Nasir
KBP526.32.N37 A37 2009
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Synergies in Minority Protection: European and International Law Perspectives
edited by Kristin Henrard and Robert Dunbar
K3242 .S965 2008
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Law, Technology & Communications – New Acquisitions

Biotechnology & Nanotechnology: Regulation Under Environmental, Health, and Safety Laws
B. David Naidu
K3925.B56 N35 2009
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Copyright Law Deskbook
Robert W. Clarida
KF2995 .C54 2009
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Valuation and Dealmaking of Technology-based Intellectual Property: Principles, Methods, and Tools
Richard Razgaitis
KF3145 .R39 2009
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Library Highlights — The Practice of Law

“It’s not the heart that compels conclusions in cases, it’s the law”

–Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court Justice

Mastering_Professional_ResponsibilityMastering Professional Responsibility
Grace M. Giesel
KF306 .G544 2009
From the Publisher: Mastering Professional Responsibility achieves the goal of the entire Mastering series by presenting a concise yet understandable explanation of the rules and concepts of lawyer professional responsibility. The author’s straightforward treatment of the subject makes the book easy to use and extraordinarily helpful in simplifying complex issues. This book is designed to be a secondary source for students enrolled in a law school professional responsibility course. The book discusses the rules and concepts covered in the typical professional responsibility course in a step-by-step manner, replete with simple examples in which the rules and concepts are applied. These are also the rules and concepts tested by the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam which is a requirement for admission for most states. Thus, the book is a good preparatory tool for that test as well as being an excellent aid for the law school course.

Law_School_2-0Law School 2.0:
Legal Education for a Digital Age
David I.C. Thomson
K100 .T48 2009
From the Publisher: [...] Since the MacCrate report in 1992, the internet has achieved massive growth, and a generation of students has grown up with sophisticated and pervasive use of technology in nearly every facet of their lives. This book describes how the perfect storm of generational change and the rising cost and criticisms of legal education, combined with extraordinary technological developments, will change the face of legal education as we know it today. Its scope extends from generational changes in our students, to pedagogical shifts inside and outside of the classroom, to hybrid textbooks, all the way to methods of active, interactive, and hypertextual learning. And it describes how this shift can — and will — better prepare law students for the practice of tomorrow.

Ethics_and_the_Legal_ProfessionEthics and the Legal Profession
Edited by Elliot D. Cohen & Michael Davis
KF306 .E84 2009
From the Publisher: Beneficial for law or philosophy students, or practicing lawyers, Ethics and the Legal Profession includes articles by eminent philosophers and lawyers that explore moral problems in legal practice. The text is divided into six sections, each dealing with an important issue: The History and Organization of the Profession in the United States; The Moral Critique of Professionalism; The Adversary System; Conflict of Interest and Professional Judgment; Perjury and Confidentiality; and Making Legal Services Available. Combining in-depth case studies with careful analysis, the editors help students and professionals distinguish between moral and technical judgment, become clearer about the meaning of moral discourse in the workplace, and better appreciate the higher callings of their profession. Raising provocative questions about the rationale and limits of professional responsibility, this text provides insights into the ethics of the legal profession at a time when technology, globalization, and the changing economics of lawyering are reshaping the profession of law in ways still hard to predict.

5_Types_of_Legal_ArgumentThe Five Types of Legal Argument
Wilson Huhn
KF380 .H84 2008
From the Publisher: The Five Types of Legal Argument succeeds both as a work of legal theory and as a practical guide to legal reasoning for law students, lawyers and judges. Huhn introduces each concept separately, and from many parts Huhn develops an intricate and nuanced theory of what law is. Huhn also shows readers how to identify, create, attack, and evaluate the five types of legal arguments (text, intent, precedent, tradition and policy) and how to weave the different types of arguments together to make them more persuasive. [. . .] In this edition Huhn introduces two additional ways of attacking legal arguments, and in a new chapter he utilizes principles of deductive logic to demonstrate the validity of the theory of the five types of legal arguments. The principal strength of this book is its clarity. The book is written in plain language that is easily understood both by lay persons and professionals, and it is organized simply and logically.

Language_of_Law_SchoolThe Language of Law School: Learning to “Think Like a Lawyer”
Elizabeth Mertz
KF279 .M47 2007
From the Publisher: Anyone who has attended law school knows that it invokes an important intellectual transformation, frequently referred to as learning to think like a lawyer. This process, which forces students to think and talk in radically new and different ways about conflicts, is directed by professors in the course of their lectures and examinations, and conducted via spoken and written language. Beth Mertz’s book is the first study to truly delve into that language to reveal the complexities of how this process takes place. Mertz bases her linguistic study on tape recordings from first year Contracts courses in eight different law schools. She shows how all these schools employ the Socratic method between teacher and student, forcing the student to shift away from moral and emotional terms in thinking about conflict, toward frameworks of legal authority instead. This move away from moral frameworks is key, she says, arguing that it represents an underlying worldview at the core not just of law education, but for better or worse, of the entire US legal system which, while providing a useful source of legitimacy and a means to process conflict, fails to deal systematically with aspects of fairness and social justice. The latter part of her study shows how differences in race and gender makeup among law students and professors can subtly alter this process.

Preventive_Law_and_Problem_SolvingPreventive Law and Problem Solving:
Lawyering for the Future
Thomas D. Barton
K212 .B377 2009
From the Publisher: […] The work traces the intricate connections among the risks and problems that people bring to law; the methods available to avoid those risks or redress those problems; the skills that lawyers employ to use those procedures effectively; the ethics with which lawyers and judges are expected to operate those procedures; the vision of truth that guides the system; and the broader human culture within which law, lawyers, and legal methods are shaped. Gradually, this system of mutually influencing parts is evolving a new paradigm for engaging legal problems. The book unravels the historic trends behind this movement, and suggests some of its many implications for judges, lawyers, and students. [This book] is designed for four audiences. First, it introduces a broad, socially connected understanding of legal systems and legal thinking for students who are considering, or just beginning, law study. Second, for those who have completed their first year of legal training, the book reflects on the assumptions that underpin the thinking and methods they have been struggling to master. Third, for those interested in legal theory, the book describes and explains a new paradigm for legal thought. Finally, practicing lawyers are offered examples of using the preventive/ problem solving approach in contract formation, project management, general business representation, domestic violence, and health care delivery.


Website Spotlight: MAPLight.org — making money/vote connections transparent

MAPLight.org‘s mission is to “illuminate the connection between money and politics in unprecedented ways.” The organization aims to “give citizens the tools to find out for themselves how campaign contributions affect the specific issues they care about.” Watch this 6 mins. video to learn how it works.

Some articles and other items about MAPLight.org:

Shedding New Light on Lawmakers’ Voting Records (interview on KQED) (June 18, 2009)

Mapping a better world (The Economist) (June 4, 2009)

The People’s Data (Newsweek) (February 28, 2009)

The Citizen Watchdogs of Web 2.0 (Time) (June 30, 2008)

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Law, Technology, & Communications — Recent Acquisitions

Black Finance: The Economics of Money Laundering
Donato Masciandaro, Elod Takats, Brigitte Unger
HV6768 .M265 2007
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Conflict Without Chaos: a Look Back at Conflict Intervention Initiatives during the Nation’s Early Civil Rights Era
Bob Greenwald KF9084 .G73 2008
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The Development of Intellectual Property Protection in the Arab World
Mohammed El Said; with a foreword by Peter Drahos
KMC370 .S25 2008
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Economic Analysis of Civil Law
Hans-Bernd Schafer, Claus Ott; translated from the German by Matthew Braham
K623 .S313 2004
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Intellectual Property in Government Contracts: Protecting and Enforcing IP at the State and Federal Level
James G. McEwen, David S. Bloch, Richard M. Gray
KF2979 .M345 2009
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Mastering Intellectual Property
George W. Kuney, Donna C. Looper
KF2979 .K86 2009  
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New Perspectives on Human Embryonic Stemcell Research: What you need to know about the Legal, Moral & Ethical issues
Dr. B.H. Frazier
KF3827.S7 F73 2009
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The Nexus of Law and Biology: New Ethical Challenges
edited by Barbara Ann Hocking
K328 .N494 2009
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Patents and Public Health: Legalising the Policy Thoughts in the Doha TRIPS Declaration of 14 November 2001
Andrew Law
K1519.D78 L38 2009
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Public Broadcasting and European Law: a Comparative Examination of Public Service Obligations in Six Member States
Irini Katsirea
KJE6995 .K38 2008
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Regulating Tobacco
edited by Robert L. Rabin & Stephen D. Sugarman
HD9136 .R43 2001
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The Scale and Impacts of Money Laundering
Brigitte Unger with a contribution of Elena Madalina Busuioc
HV6771.N4 U64 2007
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Speaking for the Dead: The Human Body in Biology and Medicine
D. Gareth Jones and Maja I. Whitaker
QM33.5 .J66 2009
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