New Titles List for the Week of November 23, 2009


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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Asylum Law
  • Banking
  • Biotechnology
  • Children’s Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright
  • Criminal Law
  • Education Law
  • Emergency Management
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • European Law
  • Freedom of Information
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Litigation and Arbitration
  • International Petroleum Transactions
  • Judicial Administration
  • Judicial Process
  • Law and Politics
  • Legal Analysis, research and Communication
  • Legal Profession
  • Legal reference Work
  • Marital Property Rights
  • Maritime Law
  • Oil and Gas
  • Patent Law
  • Personal and Professional Ethics
  • Supreme Courts
  • Texas Law
  • Government Documents

Featured Resource List

Texas rules of evidence handbook. 9th ed. Jones McClure Pub., 2003-



This book, edited by Peter T. Hoffmann provides guidance and explanations on some of evidence’s most challenging topics through in-depth commentary and substantive analysis of the Texas Rules of Evidence for both civil and criminal cases. The updated version includes an analysis of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, and a discussion of statutory journalist’s privilege enacted by the Texas Legislature in 2009.



Ruth A. Miller. Law in crisis : the ecstatic subject of natural disaster. Stanford Law Books, c2009.

K240.M55 2009         


This book talks about the motion that taking natural disaster as the political and legal norm is uncommon, and that taking a person who has become unstable and irrational during a disaster as the starting point for legal analysis is equally uncommon. Nonetheless, Ruth Miller makes the unsettling case that the law demands an ecstatic subject and that natural disaster is the endpoint to law. Developing an idiosyncratic but compelling new theory of legal and political existence, Miller challenges existing arguments that, whether valedictory or critical, have posited the rational, bounded self as the normative subject of law.



New Titles List

Asylum Law

Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, and Philip G. Schrag. Refugee roulette : disparities in asylum adjudication and proposals for reform. New York University Press, c2009.

KF4836.R36 2009


Raymond Jack. Documentary credits the law and practice of documentary credits including standby credits and demand guarantees. Tottel, c2009.

KD1696.J33 2009


Bita Amani. State agency and the patenting of life in international law : merchants and missionaries in a global society. Ashgate, c2009.

K1519.B54A74 2009

Children's Rights

Jane Fortin. Children's rights and the developing law. 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

KD735.F67 2009

Construction Law

A state-by-state guide to construction & design law : current statutes and practices / edited by Carl J. Circo and Christopher H. Little. 2nd ed. American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, c2009.

KF902.S73 2009


Lucas Hilderbrand. Inherent vice : bootleg histories of videotape and copyright. Duke University Press, 2009.

KF3030.4.H55 2009

Peer-to-peer file sharing and secondary liability in copyright law / edited by Alain Strowel.Edward Elgar, c2009.

K1420.5.P44 2009

Criminal Law

Bill Neal. Sex, murder & the unwritten law : gender and judicial mayhem, Texas style. Texas Tech University Press, c2009.

KF221.M8N433 2009

Education Law

Charles J. Russo ... [et al.]. The law of special education and non-public schools : major challenges in meeting the needs of youth with disabilities.Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2009.

KF4220.L39 2009

Emergency Management

Nan D. Hunter. The law of emergencies : public health and disaster management. Butterworth-Heinemann, c2009.

KF5900.H86 2009

Environmental Law and Policy

Large-scale ecosystem restoration : five case studies from the United States / edited by Mary Doyle and Cynthia A. Drew. Island Press, c2008.

QH104.L327 2008

European Law

Christian v. Bar. Principles of European Law. Non-contractual liability arising out of damage caused to another. Stämpfli, c2009.

KJE1622.N66 2009

Freedom of Information

Jacqueline Klosek. The right to know : your guide to using and defending freedom of information law in the United States. Praeger Publishers, c2009.

KF5753.K58 2009

Immigration Law

Donald J. Bogue, Gregory Liegel, Michael Kozloski. Immigration, internal migration, and local mobility in the U.S. Edward Elgar, c2009.

HB1965.B64 2009

Intellectual Property Law

Michael Blakeney. Intellectual property rights and food security. CABI, c2009.

K3626.B58 2009

International Litigation and Arbitration

Trevor C. Hartley. International commercial litigation : text, cases, and materials on private international law. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

K1005.H37 2009

International Petroleum Transactions

Haitao Zhang. The legal framework for upstream investment in the petroleum industry in China. University of Houston Law Center, 2009.

Thesis 340 2009.Z43

Judicial Administration

Amy Bach. Ordinary injustice : how America holds court. Metropolitan Books, c2009.

KF9223.B29 2009

Judicial Process

 Tara W. Stricko-Neubauer. State high court judges : institutional and environmental constraint. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, c2008.

KF8785.S77 2008

Law and Politics

Ruth A. Miller. Law in crisis : the ecstatic subject of natural disaster. Stanford Law Books, c2009.

K240.M55 2009

Legal Analysis, Research and Communication

Linda D. Jellum, David Charles Hricik.  Modern statutory interpretation : problems, theories, and lawyering strategies. 2nd ed. Carolina Academic Press, c2009.

KF425.J45 2009

Legal Profession

A life in the law : advice for young lawyers / edited by William S. Duffey and Richard A. Schneider. American Bar Association, c2009.

KF372.L54 2009

Legal Reference Work

Wei Luo. Export control and WMD nonproliferation law : a legal research guide. 2nd ed. W.S. Hein, 2009.

KF241.E85L6 2009

Marital Property Rights

Marvin Snyder. Value of pensions in divorce. 4th ed. Aspen Publishers, c2010-


Maritime Law

Simon Baughen. Shipping law. 4th ed. Routledge-Cavendish, 2009.

KD1819.B38 2009

Oil and Gas

Juan Carlos Boué ; with Edgar Jones. A question of rigs, of rules, or of rigging the rules? : upstream profits and taxes in US Gulf offshore oil and gas. Oxford University Press for the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, 2006.

HD9560.6.B65 2006

Patent Law

David L. Fox. U.S. patent opinions and evaluations. Oxford University Press, c2010.

KF3120.F69 2010

Personal and Professional Ethics

ABA compendium of professional responsibility rules and standards. 2010 ed.American Bar Association, c2009.

KF305.A213 2009

Sexual Orientation and the Law

M.V. Lee Badgett. When gay people get married : what happens when societies legalize same-sex marriage. New York University Press, c2009.

K699.B33 2009

Supreme Courts

Barry Friedman. The will of the people : how public opinion has influenced the Supreme Court and shaped the meaning of the Constitution. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

KF8748.F79 2009

Joan Biskupic.  American original : the life and constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2009.

KF8745.S33B57 2009

Texas Law

Texas rules of evidence handbook. 9th ed. Jones McClure Pub., 2003-



New Government Documents List

Perspectives on systemic risk : hearing before the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, March 5, 2009.

KF27.B515 2009f

Hearing on the 2008 election : a look back at what went right and wrong : hearing before the Subcommittee on Elections, Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, held in Washington, DC, March 26, 2009.

KF27.H645 2009f

The financial state of the U.S. Postal Service : 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 Eleventh Congress, first session, March 25, 2009.

KF27.O9425 2009f

Economic recovery and job creation through investment in America : hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, October 29, 2008.

KF27.W3 2008t