New Titles List for the Week of June 4, 2007

 

New Titles List for the Week of June 4, 2007

 

These titles were recently acquired by the O'Quinn Law Library.

 

Previous editions of the New Books List may be found in the archive.

 

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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Tax
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Foreign Investments
  • Health Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Contracting
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Tax
  • International Trade
  • Law and Language
  • Law and Religion
  • Law of Biodiversity Conservation
  • Law Office Management
  • Legal Education
  • Library Science
  • Maritime Law
  • Mediation
  • Mutual Funds
  • National Security
  • New Journal
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Supreme Court
  • Torts
  • Women and the Law
  • Government Documents

Featured Resource List

Roy Kreitner

Calculating promises : the emergence of modern American contract doctrine, Stanford University Press, c2007.

KF801.K74 2007

 

A history of American contract law around the turn of the twentieth century, this book details shifts in the American conception of contract by juxtaposing scholarly accounts of contract with case law, and shows how the cases exhibit conflicts for which scholarship offers just one of many possible answers.

 

The author argues that our current understanding of contract was shaped by a revolution in private law undertaken toward the end of the nineteenth century, when legal scholars established calculating promisors as the centerpiece of their notion of contract.  Areas of central concern include the enforceability of promises to make gifts; the relationship of contracts to speculation and gambling; and the problem of incomplete contracts.

 

 

 

 

 

Richard E. Levy, foreword by Richard A. Posner.

The power to legislate : a reference guide to the United States Constitution, Praeger, 2006.

KF4940.L48 2006

 

Instead of being a reference tool as indicated by the title, this book is an in-depth analisys on the extent of the power of Congress, particularly the limitations of legislative power granted by the Constitution, as well as judicial precedent set by the Supreme Court.  The author concentrates on three issues: the legislative authority conferred by the "necessary and proper clause" of Article 1, the authority of Congress to delegate power to courts and executive agencies, and the power to investigate.  By examining the historical development of the Constitution as well as judicial precedent set by the Supreme Court, the author develops a systematic account of federal legislative power that is suitable for those interested in constitutional history and political science.

 


New Titles List

Administrative Law

 

Bernard Schwartz French administrative law and the common-law world, Lawbook Exchange, 2006.

 

K3400.S39 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter L. Strauss Administrative justice in the United States, 2nd ed., Carolina Academic Press, c2002.

 

KF5402.S87 2002

 

 

 

 

 

Bankruptcy

 

State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy practice and procedures manual : a guide for practice before the United States bankruptcy courts for the districts of Texas, Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Texas, c2004.

 

KFT1421.B36 2004

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Law

 

Augusto C. Belluscio, director; coordinador, Eduardo A. Zannoni, autores, Guillermo E. Garbino, et al. Codigo civil; Codigo civil y leyes complementarias : comentado, anotado y concordado, Editorial Astrea de A. y R. Depalma, 1978-2005.

 

KHA404 1978

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Procedure

 

Enrique M. Falcon Tratado de derecho procesal civil, comercial y de familia, 1a ed., Rubinzal-Culzoni editores, 2006.

 

KHA2579.F355 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Conflict of Laws

 

Robert E. Lutz A lawyer's handbook for enforcing foreign judgments in the United States and abroad, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

 

KF8729.L88 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Constitutional Law

 

Richard Bauman, Tsvi Kahana, Editors The least examined branch : the role of legislatures in the constitutional state, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

 

K3316.L44 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard E. Levy, foreword by Richard A. Posner The power to legislate : a reference guide to the United States Constitution, Praeger, 2006.

 

KF4940.L48 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan N. Herman, foreword by Erwin Chemerinsky The right to a speedy and public trial : a reference guide to the United States Constitution, Praeger, 2006.

 

KF9223.4.H47 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Contracts

 

Roy Kreitner Calculating promises : the emergence of modern American contract doctrine, Stanford University Press, c2007.

 

KF801.K74 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victor Goldberg Framing contract law : an economic perspective, Harvard University Press, 2006.

 

KF889.G65 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ricardo Luis Lorenzetti Tratado de los contratos, 2. ed. [ampliada y] actualizada con la colaboracion de Gonzalo Sozzo, Rubinzal-Culzoni, 2004.

 

KHA822.L665 2004

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Tax

 

Kyle N. Brown Specialized qualified plans : cash balance, target, age-weighted and hybrids, Tax Management Inc., c2007.

 

KF6289.A1T35

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Law and Policy

 

James M. McElfish Jr. Nature-friendly ordinances : local measures to conserve biodiversity, Environmental Law Institute, c2004.

 

HD108.3.M35 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dino Bellorio Clabot Tratado de derecho ambiental, 1. ed., Ad-Hoc, 1997-2004.

 

KHA3421.B45 1997

 

 

 

 

 

Estate Planning

 

Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Georgiana J. Slade, and Diana S.C. Zeydel Partial interests : GRATs, GRUTs, QPRTs (section 2702), Tax Management, c2007.

 

KF6289.A1T35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan S. Acker Income taxation of trusts and estates, Tax Management, c2007.

 

KF6289.A1T35

 

 

 

 

 

Family Law

 

Family law reports, s.n., 1980.

 

KD750.F2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eduardo A. Zannoni Derecho de familia, 5. ed. actualizada y ampliada, Astrea, 2006.

 

KHA480.Z34 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Investments

 

Gus Van Harten Investment treaty arbitration and public law, Oxford University Press, c2007.

 

K3830.V36 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFLR   co-published by Bener Law Office, et al. IFLR guide to Turkey, Euromoney Institutional Investor, c2007.

 

KKX961.5.I45 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFLR   co-published by Afridi & Angell, et al. IFLR guide to the UAE, Euromoney Institutional Investor, c2007.

 

KMV961.5.I45 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Health Law

 

Jerome Groopman How doctors think, Houghton Mifflin, 2007.

 

R723.5.G75 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Immigration Law

 

Michael A. Heimos Immigration and expatriation law for the estate planner, Tax Management Inc., c2007.

 

KF6289.A1.T35

 

 

 

 

 

International Contracting

 

Maren Heidemann Methodology of uniform contract law : the UNIDROIT principles in international legal doctrine and practice, Springer, c2007.

 

K843.H45 2007

 

 

 

 

 

International Criminal Law

 

David McClean Transnational organized crime : a commentary on the UN Convention and its protocols, Oxford University Press, 2007.

 

K5240.M38 2007

 

 

 

 

 

International Tax

 

John L. Carr, Jr., and Michael C. Moetell Indirect foreign tax credit, Tax Management Inc., c2007.

 

KF6289.A1T35

 

 

 

 

 

International Trade

 

Bruno Zeller CISG and the unification of international trade law, Routledge-Cavendish, 2007.

 

K1028.3198.Z35 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Law and Language

 

Roger W. Shuy Linguistics in the courtroom : a practical guide, Oxford University Press, 2006.

 

KF8968.54.S484 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Law and Religion

 

Nazila Ghanea, Alan Stephens, Raphael Walden, Editors Does God believe in human rights? : essays on religion and human rights, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007.

 

BL65.H78D63 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remi Brague, translated by Lydia G. Cochrane The law of God : the philosophical history of an idea, University of Chicago Press, 2007.

 

BL65.L33 B6813 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Law of Biodiversity Conservation

 

John Charles Kunich Killing our oceans : dealing with the mass extinction of marine life, Praeger Publishers, 2006.

 

K3488.K86 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Law Office Management

 

Kay Kavanagh and Paul Nailon Excellence in the workplace : legal & life skills in a nutshell, Thomson/West, 2007.

 

HD62.15.K28 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Education

 

Ruta K. Stropus & Charlotte D. Taylor Bridging the gap between college and law school : strategies for success, Carolina Academic Press, c2001.

 

KF283.S77 2001

 

 

 

 

 

Library Science

 

Leslie A. Lee and Michelle M. Wu, Editors Beyond the books : people, politics, and librarianship, William S. Hein & Co., 2006.

 

Z682.35.V62B49 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Maritime Law

 

Stephen Girvin Carriage of goods by sea, Oxford University Press, 2007.

 

KD1819.G57 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah C. Derrington, James M. Turner The law and practice of admiralty matters, Oxford University Press, 2007.

 

KD1819.D47 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Mediation

 

Russ Bleemer, editor Mediation, approaches and insights, Juris Pub., c2005.

 

KF9084.M433x 2005

 

 

 

 

 

Mutual Funds

 

Hedge funds, Tax Management Inc., c2007.

 

KF6289.A1T35

 

 

 

 

 

National Security

 

Jacqueline Klosek The war on privacy, Praeger Publishers, 2007.

 

K3263.K56 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Norton Moore, Guy B. Roberts, Robert F. Turner, Editors National security law documents, 2nd ed., Carolina Academic Press, c2006.

 

KF4651.N38 2006

 

 

 

 

 

New Journal

 

Child and family law quarterly, Jordan Pub., 1995.

 

K3.H48

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Responsibility

 

Ronald D. Rotunda Legal ethics in a nutshell, 3rd ed., Thomson/West c2007.

 

KF306.Z9 R688 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Supreme Court

 

Kevin Merida and Michael A. Fletcher Supreme discomfort : the divided soul of Clarence Thomas, 1st ed., Doubleday, c2007.

 

KF8745.T48M47 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Torts

 

Jorge Mosset Iturraspe Responsabilidad por danos, 1. ed., Rubinzal-Culzoni Editores, 1998-2004.

 

KHA965.M673 1998

 

 

 

 

 

Women and the Law

 

Deirdre Palk Gender, crime and judicial discretion 1780-1830, Royal Historical Society/Boydell Press, 2006.

 

HV8532.G8 P35 2006

 


New Government Documents List

The Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act : hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, on H.R. 5254, to set schedules for the consideration of permits for refineries, July 13, 2006.

 

KF26.E55 2006r

 

 

 

Administration's trade agenda for 2006 : hearing before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, February 16, 2006.

 

KF26.F5 2006

 

 

 

Lobbying reform : proposals and issues : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, January 25, 2006.

 

KF26.H63 2006a

 

 

 

Preparing for a catastrophe : the Hurricane Pam exercise : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, January 24, 2006.

 

KF26.H63 2006b

 

 

 

FBI oversight : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, May 2, 2006.

 

KF26.J8 2006b

 

 

 

Hedge funds and independent analysts : how independent are their relationships? : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, June 28, 2006.

 

KF26.J8 2006t

 

 

 

America's capital markets : maintaining our lead in the 21st century : hearing before the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, April 26, 2006.

 

KF27.B515 2006

 

 

 

H.R. 5341, the Seasoned Customer CTR Exemption Act of 2006 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, May 18, 2006.

 

KF27.B5364 2006

 

 

 

H.R. 503, a bill to amend the Horse Protection Act : hearing before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, July 25, 2006.

 

KF27.E5515 2006n

 

 

 

Discussion draft on the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act reauthorization and H.R. 5782, the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2006 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Enegy [sic] and Air Quality of the  Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, one Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, July 27, 2006.

 

KF27.E5524 2006n

 

 

 

Use of imaging services : providing appropriate care for Medicare beneficiaries : hearing before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, July 18, 2006.

 

KF27.E553 2006n

 

 

 

Climate change technology research : do we need a  Manhattan Project  for the environment? : hearing before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, September 21, 2006.

 

KF27.G6 2006v

 

 

 

Stopping the methamphetamine epidemic : lessons from Oregon's experience : hearing before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, October 14, 2005.

 

KF27.G64 2005t

 

 

 

Travel vs. terrorism : federal workforce issues in managing airport security : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce and Agency Organization of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, April 4, 2006.

 

KF27.G65917 2006g

 

 

 

Monitoring our nation's pulse : a look at existing federal, state, and local economic development tools and whether they are adequate in attracting and keeping businesses in America's heartland cities : hearing before the Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, March 21, 2006.

 

KF27.G6592 2006d

 

 

 

Falun Gong : organ harvesting and China's ongoing war on human rights : hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, September 29, 2006.

 

KF27.I54986 2006s

 

 

 

Reid-Kennedy bill's amnesty : impacts on taxpayers, fundamental fairness and the rule of law : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, August 24, 2006.

 

KF27.J8 2006r

 

 

 

Undersea research and ocean exploration : H.R. 3835, the National Ocean Exploration Program Act of 2005 and the Undersea Research Program Act of 2005 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards, Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, July 27, 2006.

 

KF27.S3965 2006

 

 

 

Views of the NIST Nobel Laureates on science policy : hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards, Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, May 24, 2006.

 

KF27.S3965 2006i

 

 

 

To review outcomes of 1996 welfare reforms : hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, July 19, 2006.

 

KF27.W3 2006