New Titles List for the Week of August 3, 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 the Law
  • American Legal History
  • Chinese Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Comparative Law
  • Computer Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Transactions
  • Elder Law
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • European Union Law
  • Evidence
  • Foreign Investments
  • Health Law
  • Information Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Trade
  • Internet Law
  • Judicial Administration
  • Legal Reference Work
  • Legal Research
  • Maritime Law
  • National Security
  • Natural Law
  • Oil and Gas
  • Patent Law
  • Personal and Professional Ethics
  • Supreme Courts
  • Terrorism
  • Texas History
  • War Crimes
  • Government Documents

Featured Resource List

Dan L. Burk and Mark A. Lemley. The patent crisis and how the courts can solve it. University of Chicago Press, 2009.

KF3114.B87 2009

 

This book argues that patent law is crucial to encourage technological innovation, but, as the patent system currently stands, diverse industries from pharmaceuticals to software to semiconductors are all governed by the same rules even though they innovate very differently. The result is a crisis in the patent system, where patents calibrated to the needs of prescription drugs wreak havoc on information technologies and vice versa. The authors argue that courts should use the tools the patent system already gives them to treat patents in different industries differently. Industry tailoring is the only way to provide an appropriate level of incentive for each industry. Burk and Lemley illustrate the barriers to innovation created by the catch-all standards in the current system. Legal tools already present in the patent statute, they contend, offer a solution—courts can tailor patent law, through interpretations and applications, to suit the needs of various types of businesses.

 

 

Darwin Payne. Quest for justice : Louis A. Bedford Jr. and the struggle for equal rights in Texas. 1st ed. Southern Methodist University Press, 2009.

KF373.B355P39 2009

                    

This book tells the story of Louis Bedford, a well-known African-American lawyer in Dallas who broke a racial barrier by becoming a municipal judge in 1966. Through the prism of Bedford’s experience, Payne offers a window into the experiences of African-Americans in North Texas in the mid-20th century.

 

 


New Titles List

Accounting and the Law

 

Barry J. Epstein, Ralph Nach, Steven M. Bragg. Wiley GAAP codification enhanced. John Wiley & Sons, c2009.

 

KF1357.E67 2009

 

 

 

 

 

American Legal History

 

Kurt T. Lash. The lost history of the Ninth Amendment. Oxford University Press, c2009.

 

KF4558 9th.L37 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Law

 

Klaus Mühlhahn. Criminal justice in China : a history. Harvard University Press, 2009.

 

KNN1572.M84 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Rights

 

Reforming the European Convention on Human Rights : a work in progress : a compilation of publications and documents relevant to the ongoing reform of the ECHR / prepared by the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH). Council of Europe Pub., c2009.

 

KJC5132.R424 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Comparative Law

 

Marijke Malsch. Democracy in the courts : lay participation in European criminal justice systems. Ashgate, c2009.

 

KJC9455.M35 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Law

 

Marshall Phelps, David Kline. Burning the ships : intellectual property and the transformation of Microsoft. Wiley, c2009.

 

KF3133.C65P47 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Conflict of Laws

 

Stephen C. McCaffrey, Thomas O. Main. Transnational litigation in comparative perspective : theory and application. Oxford University Press, 2010.

 

K7615.M383 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Constitutional Law

 

Cass R. Sunstein. A Constitution of many minds : why the founding document doesn't mean what it meant before. Princeton University Press, c2009.

 

KF4552.S86 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Anastaplo. Reflections on life, death, and the constitution. University Press of Kentucky, c2009.

 

KF385.A63 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global perspectives on constitutional law / edited by Vikram David Amar, Mark V. Tushnet. Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

KF4550.G58 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Constitution in 2020 / edited by Jack M. Balkin, Reva B. Siegel. Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

KF4550.C576 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Justice

 

James L. Nolan, Jr. Legal accents, legal borrowing : the international problem-solving court movement. Princeton University Press, c2009.

 

K5001.N65 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Transactions

 

Global e-business law & taxation / edited by Ana D. Penn and Martha L. Arias. Oxford University Press, c2009.

 

K1005.G56 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Elder Law

 

James T. O'Reilly. How to protect elders from harm. Oceana, c2009.

 

KF1257.O727 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Law and Policy

 

Tom Mounteer. Climate change deskbook. Environmental Law Institute, c2009.

 

KF3775.M68 2009

 

 

 

 

 

European Union Law

 

Jan Klabbers. Treaty conflict and the European Union. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

 

KJE5106.K57 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Evidence

 

Ronald Goldfarb. In confidence : when to protect secrecy and when to require disclosure. Yale University Press, c2009.

 

KF8958.G65 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Investments

 

Kenneth J. Vandevelde. U.S. international investment agreements. Oxford University Press, c2009.

 

KF1575.V365 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Health Law

 

Alasdair Maclean. Autonomy, informed consent and medical law : a relational challenge. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

 

KD3410.I54M335 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Information Law

 

Lessons from the identity trail : anonymity, privacy and identity in a networked society / edited by Ian Kerr, Valerie Steeves, and Carole Lucock. Oxford University Press, c2009.

 

K3264.C65L47 2009

 

 

 

 

 

International Criminal Law

 

Beatrice I. Bonafè. The relationship between state and individual responsibility for international crimes. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009.

 

K5301.B66 2009

 

 

 

 

 

International Trade

 

Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Steve Charnovitz, Jisun Kim. Global warming and the world trading system. Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2009.

 

HF1379.H86 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Internet Law

 

Privacy and the Internet : your expectations and rights under the law / revised and updated by Margaret C. Jasper. 2nd ed. Oceana, c2009.

 

KF1263.C65 J38 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Judicial Administration

 

Robert P. Burns. The death of the American trial. University of Chicago Press, 2009.

 

KF8910.B869 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference Work

 

Dictionary of selected legal terms / revised and updated by Margaret C. Jasper. 3rd ed. Oceana, c2009.

 

KF156.J37 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Research

 

Simon Halliday, Patrick Schmidt. Conducting law and society research : reflections on methods and practices. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

 

K85.H35 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Maritime Law

 

Shipping law handbook / [edited by] Michael Bundock. 4th ed. Informa, 2007.

 

KD1819.B86 2007

 

 

 

 

 

National Security

 

Glenn Sulmasy. The national security court system : a natural evolution of justice in an age of terror. Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

KF9223.S85 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Law

 

David Boucher. The limits of ethics in international relations : natural law, natural rights, and human rights in transition. Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

JZ1306.B68 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and Gas

 

John S. Lowe. Oil and gas law in a nutshell. 5th ed. West, c2009.

 

KF1850.L68 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Patent Law

 

Dan L. Burk and Mark A. Lemley. The patent crisis and how the courts can solve it. University of Chicago Press, 2009.

 

KF3114.B87 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Personal and Professional Ethics

 

Stephen Michael Sheppard. I do solemnly swear : the moral obligations of legal officials. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

 

KF306.S52 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Supreme Courts

 

A good quarrel : America's top legal reporters share stories from inside the Supreme Court / edited by Timothy R. Johnson and Jerry Goldman. University of Michigan Press, c2009.

 

KF8742.G66 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James E. Pfander. One Supreme Court : supremacy, inferiority, and the judicial power of the United States. Oxford University Press, c2009.

 

KF5130.P43 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucas A. Powe, Jr. The Supreme Court and the American elite, 1789-2008. Harvard University Press, 2009.

 

KF8742.P678 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Terrorism

 

Harold H. Bruff. Bad advice : Bush's lawyers in the war on terror. University Press of Kansas, c2009.

 

KF5060.B78 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Texas History

 

Darwin Payne. Quest for justice : Louis A. Bedford Jr. and the struggle for equal rights in Texas. 1st ed. Southern Methodist University Press, 2009.

 

KF373.B355P39 2009

 

 

 

 

 

War Crimes

 

Guénaël Mettraux. The law of command responsibility. Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

K5301.M4825 2009

 


New Government Documents List

Automobile Arbitration Fairness Act of 2008 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, on H.R. 5312, March 6, 2008.

 

KF27.J856 2008f

 

 

 

Addressing gangs : what's effective? what's not? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, June 10, 2008.

 

KF27.J8588 2008q

 

 

 

The future of financial services : exploring solutions for the market crisis : hearing before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, September 24, 2008.

 

KF27.B5 2008zb

 

 

 

From Imus to industry : the business of stereotypes and degrading images : hearing before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, September 25, 2007.

 

KF27.E5515 2007s

 

 

 

Privacy in the hands of government : the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and the privacy officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security : hearing before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, July 24, 2007.

 

KF27.J856 2007p

 

 

 

Reauthorization and improvement of DNA initiatives of the Justice for All Act of 2004 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 10, 2008.

 

KF27.J8588 2008e

 

 

 

Habeus [sic] corpus and detentions at Guantanamo Bay : 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, June 26, 2007.

 

KF27.J847 2007n

 

 

 

To authorize the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program at fiscal year 2006 levels through 2012 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, on H.R. 3546, May 20, 2008.

 

KF27.J8588 2008

 

 

 

One year later : a progress report on the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, October 16, 2007.

 

KF26.H63 2007zg

 

 

 

Non-foreign COLA : finding an equitable solution : 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 : field hearing in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 29, 2008.

 

KF26.H636 2008j

 

 

 

NCLB reauthorization : modernizing middle and high schools for the 21st century : hearing before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, on examining No Child Left Behind reauthorization, focusing on modernizing middle and high schools for the 21st century , April 24, 2007.

 

KF26.L27 2007p

 

 

 

Transforming mental health and substance abuse systems of care : community integrity and recovery : hearing before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, on examining community integrity and recovery, focusing on transforming mental health and substance abuse systems of care, May 8, 2007.

 

KF26.L27 2007q

 

 

 

Russia's aggression against Georgia : consequences and responses : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, September 17, 2008.

 

KF26.F6 2008s