New Titles List for the Week of July 6, 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
  • American Legal History
  • British Law
  • Debtor and Creditor
  • Evidence
  • Foreign Trade Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Legal Education
  • Legal Research
  • Native Americans
  • Government Documents

 


Featured Resource List

Héctor Olásolo. The criminal responsibility of senior political and military leaders as principals to international crimes. Hart, 2009.

K5301.O43 2009

 

This book is a comprehensive study of the modes of responsibility and liability in international criminal law. It covers both substantive and procedural law and fills a gap in the literature as few books detail the drafting of indictments. As shown by recent trials, the large-scale and systematic commission of international crimes is usually planned and set in motion by senior political and military leaders. Nevertheless, the application of traditional forms of criminal liability leads to the conclusion that they are mere accessories to such crimes, which does not reflect their central role. For these reasons, international criminal law has placed special emphasis on the development of concepts, such as control of the crime and joint criminal enterprise (also known as the common purpose doctrine), which aim at reflecting better the central role played by senior political and military leaders in campaigns of large scale and systematic commission of international crimes.

 

 

Douglas A. Irwin, Petros C. Mavroidis, Alan O. Sykes. The genesis of the GATT. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

K4609.5.I79 2008

                    

This book is part of a wider project that aims to propose a model GATT that makes good economic sense without undoing its current basic structure. It asks: What does the historical record indicate about the aims and objectives of the framers of the GATT? To what extent does the historical record provide support for one or more of the economic rationales for the GATT? The book supports that the two main framers of the GATT were the United Kingdom and the United States; developing countries’ influence was noticeable only after the mid-1950s. The framers understood the GATT as a pro-peace instrument; however, they were mindful of the costs of achieving such a far-reaching objective and were not willing to allocate them disproportionately. This may explain why their negotiations were based on reciprocal market access commitments so that the terms of trade were not unevenly distributed or affected through the GATT.

 

 


New Titles List

American Legal History

 

Bernie D. Jones. Fathers of conscience : mixed-race inheritance in the antebellum South. University of Georgia Press, c2009.

 

KF4755.J66 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Yale biographical dictionary of American law / edited by Roger K. Newman. Yale University Press, c2009.

 

KF353.Y35 2009

 

 

 

 

 

British Law

 

Lord Woolf. The pursuit of justice. Oxford University Press, 2008.

 

KD3995.W66 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Debtor and Creditor

 

Robin Leonard & Margaret Reiter. Solve your money troubles : debt, credit & bankruptcy. 12th ed. Nolo, 2009.

 

KF1501.Z9L46 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Evidence

 

Arthur Best. Evidence : examples & explanations. 7th ed. Aspen Publishers, c2009.

 

KF8935.Z9B48 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Trade Law

 

Douglas A. Irwin, Petros C. Mavroidis, Alan O. Sykes. The genesis of the GATT. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

 

K4609.5.I79 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual Property Law

 

Charles R. McManis. Intellectual property and unfair competition in a nutshell. 6th ed. West, c2009.

 

KF1610.M354 2009

 

 

 

 

 

International Criminal Law

 

Héctor Olásolo. The criminal responsibility of senior political and military leaders as principals to international crimes. Hart, 2009.

 

K5301.O43 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Education

 

Cees A.W. Glas. Bayesian estimation methods for multidimensional models for discrete and continuous responses. Law School Admission Council, c2009.

 

KF285.R47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josiah Evans, Andrea E. Thornton, Lynda M. Reese. Summary of self-reported methods of test preparation by LSAT takers for testing years 2005-2006 through 2007-2008. Law School Admission Council, c2009.

 

KF285.T43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wim J. van der Linden. Using response times for item selection in computerized adaptive testing. Law School Admission Council, c2009.

 

KF285.R47

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Research

 

Steven M. Barkan, Roy M. Mersky, Donald J. Dunn. Fundamentals of legal research. 9th ed. Foundation Press, 2009.

 

KF240.M469 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Native Americans

 

William C. Canby, Jr. American Indian law in a nutshell. 5th ed. West, 2009.

 

KF8205.Z9C36 2009

 


New Government Documents List

Far from home : deficiencies in federal disaster housing assistance after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and recommendations for improvement : special report / prepared by the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate. U.S. G.P.O., 2009.

 

KF31.H65 2009

 

 

 

U.S. public diplomacy : time to get back in the game : a report to members of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, February 13, 2009.

 

KF31.F6 2009d

 

 

 

A preliminary analysis of the President's budget and an update of CBO's budget and economic outlook. Congressional Budget Office, [2009].

 

HJ2051.U658 2009

 

 

 

Laura B. Bartell. A guide to the judicial management of bankruptcy mega-cases. 2nd ed. Federal Judicial Center, 2009.

 

KF1527.B37 2009

 

 

 

House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. Rules of procedure for private claims bills. U.S. G.P.O., n.d.

 

KF4997.J8A296

 

 

 

Rules of the Committee on Oversight  and Government Reform, House of Representatives together with selected rules of the House of Representatives (including clause 2 of House Rule XI) and selected statutes of interest. U.S. G.P.O., [2007]-

 

KF4997.G67A17

 

 

 

FDA's role in the evaluation of Avandia's safety : hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, June 6, 2007.

 

KF27.O94 2007m

 

 

 

Too much, too long? : domestic violence in the workplace : hearing before the Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, on examining domestic violence in the workplace, April 17, 2007.

 

KF26.L27364 2007h

 

 

 

Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, October 30, 2007.

 

KF27.J847 2007t

 

 

 

Diminished capacity : can the FDA assure the safety and security of the nation's food supply? : Hearings before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, April 24, July 17, October 11, and November 13, 2007.

 

KF27.E5546 2007w