New Titles List for the Week of May 8, 2011


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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Banking
  • Business Organizations
  • Children’s Rights
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • European Union Law
  • Evidence
  • Federal Jurisdiction
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Judicial Process
  • Legal Research
  • Practice Management
  • Products Liability
  • Terrorism
  • Torts
  • Trusts and Wills
  • War Crimes


Featured Resource List



Scott Douglas Gerber. A distinct judicial power : the origins of an independent judiciary, 1606-1787. Oxford University Press, c2011.

KF8775.G47 2011


This book provides the first comprehensive critical analysis of the origins of judicial independence in the United States.  It examines the political theory of an independent judiciary, chronicles how each of the original thirteen states and their colonial antecedents treated their respective judiciaries, and explores the influence the colonial and early state experiences had on the federal model that followed and on the nature of the regime itself.








Kayoko Takeda. Interpreting the Tokyo War Crimes Trial : a sociopolitical analysis. University of Ottawa Press, c2010.

KZ1181.T348 2010


In order to ensure its absolute authority, the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal (1946–1948) adopted a three-tier structure for its interpreting: Japanese nationals interpreted the proceedings, second-generation Japanese-Americans monitored the interpreting, and Caucasian U.S. military officers arbitrated the disputes.  This original case study of the trial illuminates how complex issues such as trust, power, control and race affect interpreting at international tribunals in times of conflict.



New Titles List



Financial regulation at the crossroads : implications for supervision, institutional design and trade / edited by Panagiotis Delimatsis, Nils Herger. Aspen Publishers, c2011.

K1066.F563 2011

Business Organizations

Franklin A. Gevurtz. Corporation law. 2nd ed. West, c2010.

KF1413.G49 2010

Children's Rights

Sarah H. Ramsey, Douglas E. Abrams. Children and the law in a nutshell. West, c2011.

KF479.Z9R35 2011

Conflict of Laws

Peter Hay, Patrick J. Borchers, Symeon C. Symeonides. Conflict of laws. 5th ed. West, c2010.

KF411.S28 2010

Continuing Legal Education

Brett Busby. Handling your first civil appeal, 2011. State Bar of Texas, c2011.

KFT1755.H363 2011

Judy Kostura. Damages in civil litigation course. State Bar of Texas, c2011.

KFT1290.D3D36 2011

Thomas N. Tarnay. Intellectual property law course 101 : IP agreements. State Bar of Texas, c2011.

KF2979.A2I572  2011


Robert A. Hillman. Principles of contract law. 2nd ed. West, c2009.

KF801.H525 2009

Criminal Law

Crime, criminal law, and the recession. University of Chicago Law School. c2010.


The handbook of comparative criminal law / edited by Kevin Jon Heller, Markus D. Dubber. Stanford Law Books, 2011.

K5015.4.H3635 2011

Environmental Law and Policy

Carl A. Blair. Climate change and national security : securing our future in an age of increasing uncertainty. University of Houston Law Center, 2010.

Thesis 340 2010.B53

European Union Law

Karen Davies. Understanding European Union law. 4th ed.  Routledge, 2011.

KJE949.D38 2011


Michael R. Arkfeld. Arkfeld's best practices guide for ESI pretrial discovery : strategy and tactics.  LexisNexis, c2011.

KF8902.E42A7527 2011

Federal Jurisdiction

James E. Pfander. Principles of federal jurisdiction. 2nd ed. West, c2011.

KF8858.P45 2011

Intellectual Property Law

Concise international and European IP law : TRIPS, Paris Convention, European enforcement and transfer of technology / edited by Thomas Cottier, Pierre Véron. 2nd ed. Aspen Publishers, c2011.

KJE2636.C667 2011

Gary Myers. Principles of intellectual property law. Thomson/West, c2008.

KF2979.M94 2008

International Business Transactions

Ralph H. Folsom, Michael Wallace Gordon, John A. Spanogle, Jr. Principles of international business transactions. 2nd ed. Thomson/West, c2010.

KF390.B84F65 2010

Judicial Process

Marcella Marlowe. Jurisprudential regimes : the Supreme Court, civil rights, and the life cycle of judicial doctrine. LFB Scholarly Pub., 2011.

KF8742.M275 2011

Legal Research

Jessica C. Van Buren, Mari J. F. Cheney, Marsha C. Thomas. Utah legal research. William S. Hein, 2011.

KFU75.V36 2011

Practice Management

Michael R. Arkfeld. Arkfeld's best practices guide Information technology primer for legal professionals. LexisNexis,  2011.

KF320.A9A74 2011

Products Liability

Michael I. Krauss. Principles of products liability. West, c2011.

KF1296.K73 2011


Jimmy Gurulé, Geoffrey S. Corn. Principles of counter-terrorism law. West, c2011.

K5256.G87 2011


Marshall S. Shapo. Principles of tort law. 3rd ed. Thomson/West, c2010.

KF1250.Z9S53 2010

Trusts and Wills

William M. McGovern, Jr., Sheldon F. Kurtz, David M. English. Wills, trusts, and estates : including taxation and future interests. 4th ed. West, c2010.

KF755.M34 2010

War Crimes

Andrew Walker. The Nazi war trials. Pocket Essentials, 2006.

KZ1176.W35 2006