New Titles List for the Week of April 13, 2009

 

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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Consumer Law
  • Death Penalty
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Contracting
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Jury Practice
  • Sales and Leasing
  • Spanish Law
  • Texas Law
  • Government Documents

Featured Resource List

Jonathan Hill. Cross-border consumer contracts. Oxford University Press, c2008.

K3842.H55 2008

 

This book explores the legal regimes which seek to deal with disputes which arise out of cross-border consumer contracts. In terms of private international law, English law traditionally treated consumer contracts no differently from commercial contracts. However, at the European level, jurisdictional and choice of law issues arising out of certain consumer contracts are subject to specific rules. The first part of the book focuses on these European developments and seeks to explain why the private litigation model for the resolution of disputes arising out of cross-border consumer contracts has failed to deal adequately with the problems generated by such contracts. Subsequent to these failures, alternative mechanisms for resolving contractual disputes have a particular significance in the consumer context. The second part of the book focuses on an evaluation of these alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including online dispute resolution.

 

 

Michael S. Moore. Causation and responsibility : an essay in law, morals, and metaphysics. Oxford University Press, c2008.

K579.C34 M66 2009

 

This book argues that much of the legal doctrine surrounding the relationship between causation and responsibility is confused and incoherent, and offers the first comprehensive attempt since Hart and Honoré to clarify the philosophical background to the legal and moral debates. The book first sets out the place of causation in criminal and tort law and then outlines the metaphysics presupposed by the legal doctrine. It then analyses the best theoretical accounts of causation in the philosophy of science and metaphysics, and using these accounts criticizes many of the core legal concepts surrounding causation - such as intervening causation, forseeability of harm and complicity. It considers and rejects the radical proposals to eliminate the notion of causation from law by using risk analysis to attribute responsibility. The result of the analysis is a powerful argument for revising our understanding of the role played by causation in the attribution of legal and moral responsibility.

 


New Titles List

Consumer Law

 

Jonathan Hill. Cross-border consumer contracts. Oxford University Press, c2008.

 

K3842.H55 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Death Penalty

 

Dale Jacquette. Dialogues on the ethics of capital punishment. Rowman & Littlefield, c2009.

 

K5104.J33 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death penalty stories / edited by John H. Blume and Jordan M. Steiker. Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters, 2009.

 

KF9227.C2D43 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual Property Law

 

Richard Stim. Patent, copyright & trademark. 10th ed. Nolo, 2009.

 

KF2980.E44 2009

 

 

 

 

 

International Contracting

 

Fabio Bortolotti. Drafting and negotiating international commercial contracts : a practical guide. International Chamber of Commerce, c2008.

 

K1024.B67 2008

 

 

 

 

 

International Law

 

Routledge handbook of international law / edited by David Armstrong. Routledge, 2009.

 

KZ1250.R68 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Jurisprudence

 

Michael S. Moore. Causation and responsibility : an essay in law, morals, and metaphysics. Oxford University Press, c2008.

 

K579.C34 M66 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Jury Practice

 

Model civil jury instructions for the district courts of the Third Circuit / prepared by Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions, Third Circuit. Thomson/West, 2006-

 

KF8984.A65M64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model criminal jury instructions for the District Courts of the Third Circuit / prepared by Committee on Model Criminal Jury Instructions within the Third Circuit. Thomson/West, 2009-

 

KF9682.A65M64

 

 

 

 

 

Sales and Leasing

 

James Brook. Sales and leases : examples & explanations. 5th ed. Aspen Publishers, 2009.

 

KF915.Z9 B74 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish Law

 

Oralidad y escritura en un proceso civil eficiente = Oral and written proceedings: efficiency in civil procedure / edited by Federico Carpi, Manuel Ortells. Universitat de València, c2008.

 

KKT1710.O73 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Texas Law

 

Julie Kay Baker, Kyle C. Simpson. Texas DWI law and practice handbook. West, 2009-

 

KFT1497.8.T48

 


New Government Documents List

Keeping America's mass transportation system safe : are the laws adequate? : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, April 8, 2004.

 

KF26.J8 2004zc

 

 

 

U.S.-Russia relations in the aftermath of the Georgia crisis : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, September 9, 2008.

 

KF27.F6 2008s

 

 

 

Executive and judicial compensation in the federal government (Quadrennial Commission) : 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, September 20, 2006.

 

KF27.G65917 2006r

 

 

 

Using information technology : for the health of IT : 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, September 1, 2006.

 

KF27.G65917 2006s

 

 

 

Health care for children in foster care : hearing before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, July 19, 2007.

 

KF27.W3443 2007n

 

 

 

The impact of the 2008 Olympic Games on human rights and the rule of law in China : hearing before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, February 27, 2008.

 

KF25.C44 2008

 

 

 

Immigration needs of America's fighting men and women : hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, May 20, 2008.

 

KF27.J8643 2008j

 

 

 

Climate change : perspectives of utility CEOs : 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 20, 2007.

 

KF27.E5524 2007b

 

 

 

CEO pay and the mortgage crisis : hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, March 7, 2008.

 

KF27.O94 2008e

 

 

 

Systemic risk and the financial markets : hearing before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, July 24, 2008.

 

KF27.B5 2008r

 

 

 

Implications of a weaker dollar for oil prices and the U.S. economy : hearing before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, July 24, 2008.

 

KF27.B5 2008

 

 

 

Margaret A. Zahn ... [et al.]. The girls study group : charting the way to delinquency prevention for girls. U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, [2008].

 

HV9104.G57 2008