New Titles List for the Week of February 15, 2010

                                                                                                                          

These titles were recently acquired by the O'Quinn Law Library.

 

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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Banking Law
  • Children’s Rights
  • Chinese Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Death Penalty
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Estate Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • International Organizations
  • Law and Religion
  • Legal Education
  • Legal Profession
  • Legal Writing
  • Secured Transactions
  • Sexual Orientation and the Law
  • Terrorism
  • Government Documents

Featured Resource List

James Thuo Gathii. War, commerce, and international law. Oxford University Press, c2010. KZ6385.G38 2010

 

This book offers an original and authoritative framework for appreciating relations between powerful and less powerful States and entities and between public and private power, as well as between peoples from vastly different cultural and racial backgrounds, in the context of war and commerce. It presents authoritative comparisons and contrasts between the protection of rights of foreign and domestic investors under international law in the context of war. In doing so, it debunks the story that commerce has prevailed over wartime deprivations and destructions of private property and contract rights. It shows how wartime effects on private property are a constitutive component of war rather than an aberration of it.

 

Martha C. Nussbaum. From disgust to humanity : sexual orientation and constitutional law. Oxford University Press, c2010.

KF4754.5.N87 2010

 

This book combines rigorous analysis of the leading constitutional cases with philosophical reflection about underlying concepts of privacy, respect, discrimination, and liberty. The author discusses issues ranging from non-discrimination and same-sex marriage to "public sex." Recent landmark decisions suggest that the views of state and federal courts are shifting toward a humanity-centered vision, and Nussbaum's powerful arguments will undoubtedly advance that cause.


New Titles List

Banking Law

 

Banking law / edited by Eve Arnold, Dave Collins. LexisNexis Matthew Bender, c2009-

 

KF974.B36

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Rights

 

Sonja C. Grover. Prosecuting international crimes and human rights abuses committed against children : leading international court cases. Springer, c2010.

 

K5301.G76 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Law

 

Judicial independence in China : lessons for global rule of law promotion / edited by Randall Peerenboom. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

 

KNQ1612.J83 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Rights

 

Incorporating the guiding principles on internal displacement into domestic law : issues and challenges / edited by Walter Kälin. The American Society of International Law, c2010.

 

KZ6530.I53 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Death Penalty

 

The road to abolition? : the future of capital punishment in the United States / edited by Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., and Austin Sarat. New York University Press, c2009.

 

KF9227.C2R63 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Law and Policy

 

Climate law and developing countries : legal and policy changes for the world economy / edited by Benjamin J. Richardson ... [et al.]. Edward Elgar, c2009.

 

K3585.C55 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making climate change work for us : European perspectives on adaptation and mitigation strategies / edited by Mike Hulme and Henry Neufeldt. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

 

QC903.2.E85M35 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human rights and climate change / edited by Stephen Humphreys. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

 

K3240.H85 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Estate Planning

 

Sebastian V. Grassi, Jr. A practical guide to estate planning for a family with a special needs child. ALI ABA, c2009.

 

KF750.G73 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual Property

 

Annual review of intellectual property law developments / edited by Liisa M. Thomas. American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, 2010.

 

KF2979.A55 2010

 

 

 

 

 

International Law

 

James Thuo Gathii. War, commerce, and international law. Oxford University Press, c2010.

 

KZ6385.G38 2010

 

 

 

 

 

International Organizations

 

Philippe Sands and Pierre Klein. Bowett's law of international institutions. 6th ed.Thomson Reuters, 2009.

 

KZ4850.B69 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Law and Religion

 

Martha C. Nussbaum. Liberty of conscience : in defense of America's tradition of religious equality. Basic Books, c2008.

 

BL640.N87 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Education

 

Legal education in Asia : globalization, change and contexts / edited by Stacey Steele and Kathryn Taylor. Routledge, 2010.

 

KNC46.L44 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Profession

 

George H. Cain. Turning points : new paths & second careers for lawyers, volume II. American Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Division, 2009.

 

KF297.C24 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Houston Bar Association. Pictorial roster. Houston, c2010.

 

KF193.H68H69

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Writing

 

Reagan Wm. Simpson and Mary R. Vasaly. The amicus brief : how to write it and use it effectively. 3rd ed. American Bar Association, c2010.

 

KF8748.S536 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Secured Transactions

 

Barkley Clark, Barbara Clark. The law of secured transactions under the Uniform commercial code. Rev. ed. A.S. Pratt & Sons, c2009-

 

KF1050.C62

 

 

 

 

 

Sexual Orientation and the Law

 

Martha C. Nussbaum. From disgust to humanity : sexual orientation and constitutional law. Oxford University Press, c2010.

 

KF4754.5.N87 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Terrorism

 

Christina Eckes. EU counter-terrorist policies and fundamental rights : the case of individual sanctions. Oxford University Press, c2009.

 

KJE971.5.E25 2009

 


New Government Documents List

Strategic petroleum reserve : hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, to receive testimony on S. 967, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Modernization Act of 2009, and S. 283, a bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to modify the conditions for the release of products from the Northeast home heating oil reserve account, May 12, 2009.

 

KF26.E55 2009y

 

 

 

Necessary reform to pediatric dental care under Medicaid : hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, September 23, 2008.

 

KF27.O942 2008p

New roadmaps for wind and solar research and development : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, July 14, 2009.

 

KF27.S3935 2009n

 

 

 

Proposed fiscal year 2010 budget request for the National Park Service : hearing before the Subcommittee on National Parks of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, to consider the President's proposed fiscal year 2010 budget for the National Park Service and proposed expenditures under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, June 16, 2009.

 

KF26.E5555 2009k

 

 

 

After the beef recall : exploring greater transparency in the meat industry : hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 17, 2008.

 

KF27.O942 2008h

 

 

 

Commission on Wartime Contracting : interim findings and path forward : hearing before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, June 10, 2009.

 

KF27.O946 2009m

 

 

 

The crisis in Honduras : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, July 10, 2009.

 

KF27.F6492 2009n

 

 

 

Security on America's college campuses : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, April 23, 2007.

 

KF26.H63 2007zi

 

 

 

21st century water planning : the importance of a coordinated federal approach : hearing before the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, March 4, 2009.

 

KF27.S39 2009e

 

 

 

Addressing global climate change : the road to Copenhagen : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, January 28, 2009.

 

KF26.F6 2009b

 

 

 

Implications of the G-20 leaders summit for low-income countries and the global economy : hearing before the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, May 13, 2009.

 

KF27.B5368 2009i

 

 

 

FutureGen and the Department of Energy's advanced coal programs : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, March 11, 2009.

 

KF27.S39 2009h

 

 

 

Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act : protecting our children and our communities : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, December 5, 2007.

 

KF26.J8 2007zu

 

 

 

Markup of several bills : meeting before the Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, held in Washington, DC, June 10, 2009.

 

KF27.H6 2009k

 

 

 

Hearing on the 2008 audit review and agency spending by the Election Assistance Commission : hearing before the Subcommittee on Elections, Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, held in Washington, DC, April 1, 2007.

 

KF27.H645 2007g

 

 

 

Confronting piracy off the coast of Somalia : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, April 30, 2009.

 

KF26.F6 2009i

 

 

 

Community-based solutions to drug-related crime in rural America : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, December 5, 2008, St. Albans, Vermont.

 

KF26.J8 2008zh

 

 

 

Census data and its use in the development process : hearing before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, October 29, 2007.

 

KF27.O944 2007u

 

 

 

The broken pipeline : losing opportunities in the life sciences : hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, on examining funding of the National Institutes of Health, focusing on opportunities in the life sciences and biomedical research, March 11, 2008.

 

KF26.L27 2008d

 

 

 

Federal estate tax : uncertainty in planning under the current law : hearing before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, November 14, 2007.

 

KF26.F5 2007zr

 

 

 

Counternarcotics enforcement : coordination at the federal, state, and local level : hearing before the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, April 21, 2009.

 

KF26.H637 2009g

 

 

 

Trends affecting minority broadcast ownership : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, July 9, 2009.

 

KF27.J8 2009n