New Titles List for the Week of March 16, 2009

 

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
  • Accounting and Finance for Lawyers
  • Argentinian Law
  • Children’s Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Disabilities and the Law
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • European Union Law
  • Factual Investigations
  • Family Law
  • Foreign Trade Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Law
  • International Law and the Use of Force
  • International Tax
  • International Trade
  • Internet Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Jury Practice
  • Law and Language
  • Law and Religion
  • Legal Profession
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Maritime Law
  • North American Free Trade Agreement
  • Scientific Evidence
  • Sexual Orientation and the Law
  • Tax Law
  • Terrorism
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Women and the Law
  • Government Documents

Featured Resource List

Elisa Morgera. Corporate accountability in international environmental law. Oxford University Press, 2009.

K3585.M67 2009

 

This book examines systematically all international sources of corporate accountability standards with specific reference to environmental protection and elaborates on their theoretical and practical implications for international environmental law. The book argues that although international environmental law does not bind multinational corporations and other business entities, growing international practice points to the emergence of legal standards. These standards allow adapting and translating inter-State obligations embodied in international environmental law into specific normative benchmarks to determine the legitimacy of the conduct of the private sector against internationally recognized values and rules.

 

Sean G. Overland. The juror factor : race and gender in America's civil courts. LFB Scholarly Pub., 2009.

KF8972.O94 2009

 

This book examines how jurors reach their verdicts in complex civil trials. In particular, the book explores the relationship between "juror factors"--that is, jurors' race, gender, income, education and personal beliefs--and verdicts. While most research has found no link between verdicts and "juror factors," this book, using new, previously unavailable data, argues that the composition of a jury can have a strong effect on the outcome of a trial. The book also explores the implications of this relationship for jury selection procedures and tort reform proposals. The book's final chapter offers a glimpse behind the closed doors of the jury room and a look at the effects of jury deliberations.

 


New Titles List

Accounting and Finance for Lawyer

 

Rob Kaas ... [et al.]. Modern actuarial risk theory : using R. 2nd ed. Springer Verlag, c2008.

 

HG8054.5.M63 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Argentinian Law

 

Investigaciones. Secretaría de Investigación de Derecho Comparado, Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación, c2007-

 

KHA2921.Z95I58

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Rights

 

Child labour in a globalized world : a legal analysis of ILO action / edited by Giuseppe Nesi, Luca Nogler and Marco Pertile. Ashgate, c2008.

 

K1821.C485 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Law

 

Dee R. Edgeworth. Asset forfeiture : practice and procedure in state and federal courts. 2nd ed. American Bar Association, c2008.

 

KF9747.E33 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The evaluation of child sexual abuse allegations : a comprehensive guide to assessment and testimony / edited by Kathryn Kuehnle, Mary Connell. Wiley, c2009.

 

KF9673.E94 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Disabilities and the Law

 

Lawrence M. Siegel. The human right to language : communication access for deaf children. Gallaudet University Press, c2008.

 

KF480.5.D4 S54 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Law and Policy

 

R. Dodge Woodson. Be a successful green land developer. McGraw-Hill, c2009.

 

HD1390.W66 2009

 

 

 

 

 

European Union Law

 

Andreas Staab. The European Union explained : institutions, actors, global impact. Indiana University Press, c2008.

 

JN30.S713 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Factual Investigations

 

Gregory A. Pasco. Criminal financial investigations : the use of forensic accounting techniques and indirect methods of proof. CRC Press, c2009.

 

KF8968.15.P37 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Family Law

 

Parents and children / edited by Andrew Bainham. Ashgate, c2008.

 

KD772.P37 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Trade Law

 

Andrew D. Mitchell. Legal principles in WTO disputes. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

 

K4610.M58 2008

 

 

 

 

 

International Environmental Law

 

Elisa Morgera. Corporate accountability in international environmental law. Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

K3585.M67 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Birnie, Alan Boyle, Catherine Redgwell. International law and the environment. 3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

K3585.B57 2009

 

 

 

 

 

International Law

 

Jeffrey S. Lantis. The life and death of international treaties : double-edged diplomacy and the politics of ratification in comparative perspective. Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

KZ1302.3.L36 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joost Pauwelyn. Optimal protection of international law : navigating between European absolutism and American voluntarism. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

 

KZ3410.P38 2008

 

 

 

 

 

International Law and the Use of Force

 

War, torture and terrorism : rethinking the rules of international security / edited by Anthony F. Lang, Jr. and Amanda Russell Beattie. Routledge, 2009.

 

KZ6385.W37 2009

 

 

 

 

 

International Tax

 

Introduction to European tax law : direct taxation / edited by Michael Lang ... [et al.]. Spiramus Press, 2008.

 

KJE7160.I58 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nexia International. International tax handbook. Tottel Publishing, 2008.

 

K4460.I5725 2008

 

 

 

 

 

International Trade

 

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol and Stephen J. Powell. Just trade : a new covenant linking trade and human rights. New York University Press, c2009.

 

K3240.H438 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Internet Law

 

David G. Post. In search of Jefferson's moose : notes on the state of cyberspace. Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

K564.C6P67 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Jurisprudence

 

Brian Burge-Hendrix. Epistemic uncertainty and legal theory. Ashgate, c2008.

 

K212.B87 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Jury Practice

 

Nancy Gertner, Judith H. Mizner. The law of juries. 2nd ed. West Legalworks, c2009.

 

KF8972.G47 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean G. Overland. The juror factor : race and gender in America's civil courts. LFB Scholarly Pub., 2009.

 

KF8972.O94 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Law and Language

 

Christopher Williams. Tradition and change in legal English : verbal constructions in prescriptive texts. 2nd rev. ed. Peter Lang, c2007.

 

K213.W55 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Law and Religion

 

Dympna Glendenning. Religion, education and the law : a comparative approach. Tottel, 2008.

 

K3745.G54 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Profession

 

Careers in international law / edited by Salli Anne Swartz. 3rd ed. American Bar Association, c2008.

 

KZ1238.U55 C37 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Tower-Pierce. Staying at home, staying in the law : a guide to remaining active in the legal profession while pursuing your dreams. American Bar Association, 2008.

 

KF299.W6 T68 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruta K. Stropus & Charlotte D. Taylor. Bridging the gap between college and law school : strategies for success. 2nd ed. Carolina Academic Press, c2009.

 

KF283.S77 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Domnarski. Federal judges revealed. Oxford University Press, c2009.

 

KF372.D66 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Research

 

J.D.S. Armstrong, Christopher A. Knott. Where the law is : an introduction to advanced legal research. 3rd ed. West, c2009.

 

KF240.A76 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Writing

 

Craig Hoffman, Andrea Tyler. United States legal discourse : legal English for foreign LLMs. Thomson/West, c2008.

 

KF250.H64 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan Ames Magat. The lawyer's editing manual. Carolina Academic Press, c2009.

 

KF250.M24 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael R. Smith. Advanced legal writing : theories and strategies in persuasive writing. 2nd ed. Aspen Publishers, c2008.

 

KF250.S62 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Maritime Law

 

William Senior. Naval history in the law courts : a selection of old maritime cases. Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2009.

 

KD1815.S46 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoshifumi Tanaka. A dual approach to ocean governance : the cases of zonal and integrated management in international law of the sea. Ashgate, c2008.

 

K3485.T36 2008

 

 

 

 

 

North American Free Trade Agreement

 

Stephen Clarkson. Does North America exist? : Governing the continent after NAFTA and 9/11. University of Toronto Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press, c2008.

 

KDZ944.C53 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific Evidence

 

Scientific evidence review : admissibility and use of expert evidence in the courtroom / edited by Cynthia H. Cwik, Clifton T. Hutchinson. American Bar Association, c2008.

 

KF8961.S35 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Sexual Orientation and the Law

 

Same-sex marriage and religious liberty : emerging conflicts / edited by Douglas Laycock, Anthony R. Picarello, Jr., and Robin Fretwell Wilson. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2008.

 

K699.S35 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Law

 

RIA's complete analysis of the tax and benefits provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 : with code and ERISA sections as amended and committee reports. Thomson Reuters/RIA, c2009.

 

KF6276.6 2009.A2 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Terrorism

 

Legal aspects of combating terrorism / edited by Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism, Ankara, Turkey. IOS Press, c2008.

 

K5256.L439 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Trial Advocacy

 

Thomas A. Mauet. Trials : strategy, skills, and the new power of persuasion. 2nd ed. Aspen Publishers, c2009.

 

KF8915.M384 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Women and the Law

 

A. Cheree Carlson. The crimes of womanhood : defining femininity in a court of law. University of Illinois Press, c2009.

 

KF4758.C365 2009

 


New Government Documents List

Examining the roles and responsibilities of HUD and FEMA in responding to the affordable housing needs of Gulf Coast states following emergencies and natural disasters : joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity of the Committee on Financial Services and the Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response of the Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, June 4, 2008.

 

KF27.B546 2008j

 

 

 

Filing your taxes : an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure : hearing before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, April 12, 2007.

 

KF26.F5 2007u

 

 

 

From candidates to change makers : recruiting and hiring the next generation of federal employees : hearing before the Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, May 8, 2008.

 

KF26.H636 2008i

 

 

 

Managing diversity of senior leadership in the federal workforce and Postal Service : joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, and the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 3, 2008.

 

KF27.O9425 2008g

 

 

 

H.R. 6078 : the Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act of 2008 : hearing before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, June 11, 2008.

 

KF27.B5 2008a

 

 

 

Weaknesses in the Visa Waiver Program : are the needed safeguards in place to protect America? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, February 28, 2008.

 

KF26.J8747 2008d

 

 

 

Syria : options and implications for Lebanon and the region : hearing before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, November 8, 2007.

 

KF26.F662 2007w

 

 

 

Military build-up on Guam : hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, to receive testimony on the military build-up on Guam, impact on the civilian community, planning, and response, May 1, 2008.

 

KF26.E55 2008q

 

 

 

Oil shale resources : hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, to receive testimony on development of oil shale resources, May 15, 2008.

 

KF26.E55 2008r

 

 

 

Rogue online pharmacies : the growing problem of Internet drug trafficking : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, May 16, 2007.

 

KF26.J8 2007zn

 

 

 

Advanced technology vehicles : the road ahead : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure of the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, May 1, 2007.

 

KF26.F5527 2007i

 

 

 

Assessing the State Department Inspector General : hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, November 14, 2007.

 

KF27.O94 2007x

 

 

 

Living without health insurance : why every American needs coverage : hearing before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, April 25, 2007.

 

KF27.E553 2007f

 

 

 

The electronic records preservation at the White House : hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, February 26, 2008.

 

KF27.O94 2008c

 

 

 

Climate change : state and local perspectives : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session March 15, 2007.

 

KF27.E5524 2007i

 

 

 

Can you clear me now? : weighing foreign influence factors in security clearance investigations : hearing before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, July 13, 2006.

 

KF27.G6 2006zj

 

 

 

Opportunities and challenges for nuclear power : hearing before the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 23, 2008.

 

KF27.S39 2008h

 

 

 

The National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2008 : hearing before the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 16, 2008.

 

KF27.S39 2008e

 

 

 

Water supply challenges for the 21st century : hearing before the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, May 14, 2008.

 

KF27.S39 2008j

 

 

 

Telework : breaking new ground? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, November 6, 2007.

 

KF27.O9425 2007w

 

 

 

The Internal Revenue Service's use of private debt collection companies to collect federal income taxes : hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S.  House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, May 23, 2007.

 

KF27.W3 2007i

 

 

 

Electricity generation : hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, to consider the value and examine the progress of electricity generation from concentrating solar power, Albuquerque, NM, July 2, 2008.

 

KF26.E55 2008t

 

 

 

The impact of implementation : a review of the REAL ID Act and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative : hearing before the Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 29, 2008.

 

KF26.H636 2008g

 

 

 

Systemic risk and the financial market : hearing before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, July 10, 2008.

 

KF27.B5 2008p

 

 

 

Rape as a weapon of war : accountability for sexual violence in conflict : hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 1, 2008.

 

KF26.J8 2008b