Category Archives: Legal Ethics

New Titles for the Center for Law and Social Justice

Blessed are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, and the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
S. Jonathan Bass
F334.B69 B37 2002
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Citizenship and its Exclusions: A Classical, Constitutional, and Critical Race Critique
Ediberto Roman
K3224 .R66 2010
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A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment
Carrie M. Lane
HD5724 .L276 2011
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Feminist Legal History: Essays on Women and Law
edited by Tracy A. Thomas and Tracey Jean Boisseau
KF478 .F46 2011
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The Law of Green Buildings: Regulatory and Legal Issues in Design, Construction, Operations, and Financing
edited by J. Cullen Howe and Michael B. Gerrard
KF5701 .L39 2010
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Mediation Ethics: Cases and Commentaries
edited by Ellen Waldman
KF9084 .M435 2011 (Lobby Display)
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Modern Constitutional Law
William J. Rich
KF4550 .A75 2011
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Negotiating Sovereignty and Human Rights: International Society and the International Criminal Court
Sibylle Scheipers
KZ6310 .S353 2009
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The One Percent: A Film
Jamie Johnson; a Wise & Good Film presentation
VIDEO HB835 .O54 2007 DVD-ROM (Reserve)
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Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America
Walter Olson
KF272 .O474 2011
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Student Loan Law
Deanne Loonin; contributing author, Geoff Walsh
KF4235 .L66 2010
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MCLE: People’s Money (Ethics credit)

As previously announced, the TJSL Library now has a collection of MCLE materials available for checkout by all TJSL Alumni.  Stop by the Library and take advantage of this opportunity for free MCLE credits! Here’s just one of our new MCLE holdings:

People’s Money

Learn the perils of the use and abuse of client funds. What funds should be deposited into a client trust account and what funds should not be? When should money stay in a client trust account, and when should it be withdrawn? This program includes practical suggestions on proper trust accounting, including compliance with record-keeping standards.

Shawn M. Harpen, Esq., Irvine
Edward J. McIntyre, Esq., San Diego
Dianne Jackson McLean, Esq., Oakland

1.5 Hours MCLE Credit Legal Ethics

MCLE: Conflicts for Lawyers (Ethics credit)

As previously announced, the TJSL Library now has a collection of MCLE materials available for checkout by all TJSL Alumni.  Stop by the Library and take advantage of this opportunity for free MCLE credits! Here’s just one of our new MCLE holdings:

Conflicts for Lawyers

Recorded September 2009, this program discusses how to identify and address conflicts of interest.

Jon L. Rewinski, Esq., Locke, Lord, Bissell and Liddell LLP, Los Angeles
Lei-Chala I. Wilson, Esq., Office of the Public Defender, San Diego
Alan S. Yochelson, Esq., Office of the District Attorney, Los Angeles

1.5 Hours MCLE Credit Legal Ethics

New Study Aids – Emanuel CrunchTime audio CDs

The Library is pleased to announce that we have added six new Emanuel CrunchTime audio CD sets to our popular Study Aids Collection. Located in the Library Lobby just across from the Reference Librarian’s Office, each set is available for 2 day check out. Whether you are preparing for a multiple-choice, short answer, or essay exam, these Emanuel CrunchTime audio CD sets can improve your grade with a complete set of exam preparation tools.

Our new titles include:

Contracts (2 copies)

Corporations

Criminal Law (2 copies)

Evidence

Professional Responsibility

Property (2 copies)

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.


Law & Social Justice — Recent Acquisitions

The Child Sex Trade
produced by Kurtis Productions, Ltd. for A&E Network; executive producer, Bill Kurtis;
HQ117 .C45 2008 VIDEO (Reserve)
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Children in the Legal System: Cases and Materials
Samuel M. Davis … [et al.]
KF479 .C46 2009 (Course Reserve)
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The Constitution, Race, and Renewed Relevance of Original Intent: Reclaiming the Lost Opportunity of Federalism
Donald Lively
KF4545.S5 L58 2008
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Constitutional Law: The Religion Clauses
Daniel O. Conkle
KF4783 .C62 2009
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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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Efficiency Instead of Justice?: Searching for the Philosophical Foundations of the Economic Analysis of Law
Klaus Mathis; translated by Deborah Shannon
K487.E3 M3813 2009
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Eyes on the prize
creator and executive producer, Henry Hampton
E185.61 .E848 2006 VIDEO (Reserve)
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Fairer Sex
ABC primetime; ABC news
HQ1426 .F342 2008 VIDEO (Reserve)
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Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly
Legal Periodical (2nd floor)
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FORECITE California: Latest Developments in CALCRIM and CALJIC
Thomas Lundy
KFC1171 .F67 2006
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Gifts: a Study in Comparative Law
Richard Hyland
K898 .H95 2009
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Global Climate Change and the Road to Extinction: The Legal and Planning Response
James A. Kushner
QC981.8.C5 K875 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Gun Control: a Documentary and Reference Guide
Robert J. Spitzer
KF3941 .S678 2009 (Reference)
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How to Keep Control of Your Life after 60: a Guide for your Legal, Medical, and Financial Well-being
Teresa Schwab Myers
KF390.A4 M97 1989
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Human Rights: Initial Publication of the American Section of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Consisting of the Papers Prepared for its Second Plenary Meeting
edited by Ervin H. Pollack
K3240 .H8574 1971
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In the Name of Justice: Leading Experts Reexamine the Classic Article “The Aims of the Criminal Law”
edited by Timothy Lynch
KF9223 .I58 2009
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International Law and Fact-finding in the Field of Human Rights
edited by B.G. Ramcharan
K3240.4 .I58 1982
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The International Politics of Judicial Intervention: Creating a More Just Order
Andrea Birdsall
KZ4017 .B57 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Judges on Judging: Views from the Bench
collected and edited by David M. O’Brien
KF8775.A75 J82 2009
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Law and the Contradictions of the Disability Rights Movement
Samuel R. Bagenstos
KF480 .B345 2009
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Legal Ethics: Rules, Statutes and Comparisons
KF306 .L447
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Legal Responses to HIV and AIDS
James Chalmers
K3575.A43 C45 2008
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Legally Speaking: Contemporary American Culture and the Law
Helle Porsdam
KF385 .P645 1999
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Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence
Bradley C.S. Watson
KF4552 .W38 2009
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The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment
Kurt T. Lash
KF4558 9th .L37 2009
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The Necessary Evil of Preventive Detention in the War on Terror: a Plan for a More Moderate and Sustainable Solution
Stephanie Cooper Blum
KF9430 .B48 2008 (New Book Shelf)
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The New Aging: Politics and Change in America
Fernando M. Torres-Gil
HV1461 .T66 1992
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The Principle of Legality in International and Comparative Criminal Law
Kenneth S. Gallant
K5165 .G35 2009
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Principled Sentencing: Readings on Theory and Policy
edited by Andrew von Hirsch, Andrew Ashworth and Julian Roberts.
K5121.Z9 P75 2009
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Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers
Siobhan Wills
KZ6515 .W55 2009
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Regulating Tobacco
edited by Robert L. Rabin & Stephen D. Sugarman
HD9136 .R43 2001
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Regulators: Our Invisible Government, 1982
KF5407 .R43 2004 (Video)
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Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent
Marjorie Cohn (TJSL Faculty) and Kathleen Gilberd
U22 .C542 2009
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Sexual Discrimination and Harassment
edited by Rachel C. Feldman
KF4758 .S49 2008
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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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Speaking Up: The Unintended Costs of Free Speech in Public Schools
Anne Proffitt Dupre
KF4124.5 .D87 2009
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Territorial Rights
Tamar Meisels
KZ3675 .M45 2009
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Trade and Investment Rule-making: The Role of Regional and Bilateral Agreements
edited by Stephen Woolcock
HF1418.7 .T723 2006
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The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public
Susan M. Schweik
KF480 .S39 2009
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Youth Outloud!: A Documentary Addressing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Issues in our Schools
produced, written, and directed by Kathy Hines & Becky Burklee
HQ75.15 .Y68 2000 (Reserve)
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