New Titles List for the Week of January 16, 2006

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

List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business Entities
  • Chinese Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Community Property
  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • European Union
  • Family Law
  • Foreign Relations
  • Health Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Juvenile Law


  • Law and Economics
  • Law Firms
  • Legal Education
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal History
  • Library Science
  • Marketing
  • Natural Law
  • Palestine
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Tort Law
  • Trial Practice
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Terrorism
  • Texas Law
  • Trade Regulation
  • United Nations
  • Vocational Guidance
  • World Trade Organization
  • Government Documents


Featured Resource List


Timothy E. Cook, Editor

Freeing The Presses: The First Amendment In Action, Louisiana State University Press, 2005.


KF4774.F745 2005

Most Americans consider a free press essential to democratic society—either as an independent watchdog against governmental abuse of power or as a wide-open marketplace of ideas. But few understand that far-reaching public policies have shaped the news citizens receive. In an age when mass communication ranges from independent cable channels to the Internet, it is essential to assess these policies and their effects if we want the media to continue fulfilling its role. Freeing the Presses offers a path-breaking inquiry into the theory and practice of freedom of the press at a critical time in the growing overlap between modern media and political discussion.

Six political communication scholars draw upon history, sociology, political science, legal philosophy, and journalism to investigate whether the freedoms and privileges given to the news media and to reporters actually produce the results we expect. Their discussion covers past, present, and future media performance and engages a wide range of provocative questions: What understanding did the founders of the Constitution have of the press? Does the legal protection given to the press actually produce more free-wheeling news? Just how independent are the news media from political and other power centers? Must we accept a scurrilous, "unlovable" press if we are to have such independence? How will freedom of the press be changed by the new heady mix of mass-, middle-, and micro-media, and of citizen news-producers? Answers to these questions receive added perspective in an introductory essay by Timothy E. Cook and commentaries by four First Amendment experts.

A book that will be welcomed by scholars, students, and anyone who relies on the freedom of the press in practice, Freeing the Presses addresses the important question of how best to pursue a media system that fulfills the demands of a democratic polity.




Esther Brimmer, Editor

The European Union Constitutional Treaty: A Guide For Americans, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University, 2004.


KJE4443.32004.E94 2004

The European Union is the most important organization of which the United States is not a member. The United States is a member of every other multilateral body that can have a serious impact on the country. However, the United States will never be a member of the European Union. Yet, how the EU behaves has an impact on the United States and the world at large. Therefore, the United States needs to find creative ways to work with an institution that is undergoing almost continual change. One of those changes is the effort to adopt a constitutional treaty.

In 2004, European leaders agreed to a constitutional treaty for the European Union. Europeans have long sought to form "an ever closer union" through the European Union and its predecessors. Spanning over three hundred pages and over four hundred articles, the constitutional treaty is long and complex, but it also may be a turning point for one of the most interesting actors in international affairs—if it is ratified by the member states.

What do Americans need to know about the EU constitutional treaty? Could a closer union be built on the constitutional treaty and what would that mean for the United States? Will international change make the EU a more influential international actor? This volume offers perspectives on these questions.



New Titles List

Administrative Law

John H. Reese

Administrative Law Desk Reference For Lawyers, LexisNexis, 2003.


KF5402.R444 2003

Bankruptcy Law

Ian F. Fletcher

Insolvency In Private International Law: National And International Approaches, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2005.


K7510.F555 2005

Gerrit M. Pronske

Pronske's Texas Bankruptcy, Annotated, Texas Lawyer, 2002.



Business Entities

Greg Samuel, Manual Committee Chair

Texas Business Entities Forms Manual: Corporations, State Bar of Texas, 2005.


KFT1413.T49 2005

Chinese Law

Marc Lanteigne

China And International Institutions: Alternate Paths To Global Power, Routledge, 2005.


JZ1734.L36 2005
Civil Procedure

American Law Institute, UNIDROIT Principles Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Cambridge University Press, 2005.


K2205.P75 2005
Community Property

Jean A. Stuntz

Hers, His, And Theirs: Community Property Law In Spain And Early Texas, Texas Tech University Press, 2005.


KFT1297.S78 2005

Comparative Law

John Kincaid & G. Alan Tarr, Editors; John Kincaid, Senior Editor

Constitutional Origins, Structure, And Change In Federal Countries, Published for Forum of Federations and International Association of Centers for Federal Studies by McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005.


JC355.C663 2005

Constitutional Law

Eric Barendt

Freedom Of Speech, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2005.


K3254.B37 2005


Timothy E. Cook, Editor

Freeing The Presses: The First Amendment In Action, Louisiana State University Press, 2005.


KF4774.F745 2005


John E. Nowak, Ronald D. Rotunda

Principles Of Constitutional Law, 2nd edition, Thomson/West, 2005.


KF4550.Z9N69 2005

Contract Law

Michael T. Callahan

Procurement Of Construction And Design Contracts, Aspen Publishers, 2005.


KF865.C35 2005


James Brook

Sales And Leases: Examples And Explanations, 4th edition, Aspen Publishers, 2005.


KF915.Z9B74 2005

Corporate Law

Nikos Passas & Neva Goodwin, Editors

It's Legal But It Ain't Right: Harmful Social Consequences Of Legal Industries, University of Michigan Press, 2004.


HF5387.I87 2004

Energy Law

Produced By Actuality Productions, Inc. [In Association With] Hearst Entertainment; A Presentation Of The History Channel; Executive Producer, Don Cambou; Producer, Bruce Nash; Written & Produced By Hildie Katibah

Coal Mines [Videorecording], A & E Television Networks, 2002.


TN802.C62 2002

Environmental Law

Nancy Jack Todd

A Safe And Sustainable World: The Promise Of Ecological Design, Island Press, 2005.


TD169.T63 2005

European Union

Esther Brimmer, Editor

The European Union Constitutional Treaty: A Guide For Americans, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University, 2004.


KJE4443.32004.E94 2004

Family Law

Brett R. Turner

Equitable Distribution Of Property, 3rd edition, Thomson/West, 2005.


KF524.G64 2005

Foreign Relations

Vassilis K. Fouskas & Bulent Gokay; Foreword By Peter Gowan

The New American Imperialism: Bush's War On Terror And Blood For Oil, Praeger Security International, 2005.


JZ1480.F68 2005
Health Law

Jose Roberto Manzano Garcia

Responsabilidad Y El Ejercio De La Medicina, Porrua, 2002.


KGF3400.M36 2002

Tom Baker

The Medical Malpractice Myth, University of Chicago Press, 2005.


KF2905.3.B35 2005

Human Rights Law

Susan Marks & Andrew Clapham

International Human Rights Lexicon, Oxford University Press, 2005.


K3240.M365 2005


Philip Alston, Editor

Non-State Actors And Human Rights, Oxford University Press, 2005.


K3240.N66 2005

Intellectual Property

Jonathan Griffiths & Uma Suthersanen, Editors

Copyright And Free Speech: Comparative And International Analyses, Oxford University Press, 2005.


K1420 2005


Josef Drexl & Annette Kur, Editors

Intellectual Property And Private International Law: Heading For The Future, Hart Pub., 2005.


K1401.I5543 2005


Fiona Mcmillan, Editor

New Directions In Copyright Law, Edward Elgar, 2005.


K1420.5.N49 2005


Resource Book On TRIPS And Development, Cambridge University Press, 2005.


K1401.R47 2005

International Law

Thomas Alfred Walker

A History Of The Law Of Nations, William S. Hein & Co., 2004.


KZ2584.W35A345 2004


Tullio Treves, Editors

Civil Society, International Courts And Compliance Bodies, T.M.C. Asser Press, 2005.


JZ4841.C58 2005

Chandra Lekha Sriram

Globalizing Justice For Mass Atrocities: A Revolution In Accountability, Routledge, 2005.


K5036.S69 2005

Richard A Falk

Law, Morality, And War In The Contemporary World, Published for the Center of International Studies, Princeton Univ. [by] Praeger, 1963.


KZ6374.F35 1963


Publications Of The Permanent Court Of International Justice. Series C, Acts And Documents Relating To Judgements And Advisory Opinions Given By The Court, William S. Hein, 2005.




Janne Elisabeth Nijman.

The Concept Of International Legal Personality: An Inquiry Into The History And Theory Of International Law, T.M.C. Asser, 2004.


KZ4010.N55 2004


Raymond L. Bridgman

The First Book Of World Law: A Compilation Of The International Conventions To Which The Principal Nations Are Signatory, With A Survey Of Their Significance, Lawbook Exchange, 2005.


KZ151.B75 2005


Quincy Wright

The Role Of International Law In The Elimination Of War, Oceana Publications, 1961.


KZ3195.W7A35 1961

T.J. Lawrence

The Society Of Nations: Its Past, Present, And Possible Future, 1st edition, Lawbook Exchange, 2005.

JZ4871.L39 2005


Sean Coyle & George Pavlakos, Editors

Jurisprudence Or Legal Science?: A Debate About The Nature Of Legal Theory, Hart Publishing, 2005.

K237.A6J87 2005

Juvenile Law

Robert E. Shepherd, Jr., Editor; Foreword By Hon. Patricia M. Wald; Introduction By Barbara Flicker

Juvenile Justice Standards Annotated: A Balanced Approach, Criminal Justice Section, American Bar Association, 1996.


KF9779.A1J88 1996
Law and Economics

Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos

Principles And Methods Of Law And Economics: Basic Tools For Normative Reasoning, Cambridge University Press, 2005.


K487.E3G46 2005

Law Firms

James D. Cotterman, Editor

Compensation Plans For Law Firms, 4th edition, ABA, Law Practice Management Section, 2004.


KF315.Z9C66 2004

Legal Education

Mary Campbell Gallagher

Scoring High On Bar Exam Essays, 3rd edition, BarWrite Press, 2006.


KF303.G35 2006

Legal Ethics

Susan D. Carle, Editor; Foreword By Robert W. Gordon

Lawyers' Ethics And The Pursuit Of Social Justice: A Critical Reader, New York University Press, 2005.


KF306.A5L378 2005
Legal History Brian E. Birdnow
Communism, Anti-Communism, And The Federal Courts In Missouri, 1952-1958: The Trial Of The St. Louis Five, Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.
KF221.C55B57 2005


  Lawrence Goldstone
Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profits, And The Struggle For The Constitution, Holtzbrinck, 2005.
KF4510.G65 2005


  Robert A. Williams, Jr.
Like A Loaded Weapon: The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights, And The Legal History Of Racism In America, University of Minnesota Press, 2005.


KF8210.C5W55 2005



Douglas Hay & Paul Craven, Editors

Masters, Servants, And Magistrates In Britain And The Empire, 1562-1955, University of North Carolina Press, 2004.


KD1634.A75M37 2004


Library Science

Marc Silverman

Survey On Circulation Practice And Procedures, William S. Hein, 2004.


Z712.S54 2004


Hollis Hatfield Weishar, Joyce K. Smiley, Editors

Marketing Success Stories: Conversations With Leading Lawyers, 2nd edition, Law Practice Management Section, American Bar Association, 2004.


KF316.5.M38 2004

Natural Law

Francis Oakley

Natural Law, Laws Of Nature, Natural Rights: Continuity And Discontinuity In The History Of Ideas, Continuum, 2005.


K415.O553 2005


Francis A.  Boyle.

Palestine, Palestinians, And International Law, Clarity Press, 2003.


KZ4282.B69 2003

Philosophy of Law

Robert S. Summers

Form And Function In A Legal System: A General Study, Cambridge University Press, 2006.


K237.S86 2006
Securities Regulation

J. William Hicks

International Dimensions Of U.S. Securities Law, Thomson/West, 2005.


Sexual Harassment

Anna-Maria Marshall.

Confronting Sexual Harassment: The Law And Politics Of Everyday Life, Ashgate Pub. Co., 2005.


KF3467.M365 2005

Marshall S. Shapo

Compensation For Victims Of Terrorism, Oceana Publications, 2005.


KF1328.S53 2005

Helen Duffy

The War On Terror And The Framework Of International Law, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

KZ6795.T47D84 2005
Texas Law

Dan L. Nicewander, Richard Barr West, J. Scott Sheehan

Texas Usury Law Handbook, 2nd edition, Thomson West, 2005.


KFT1370.N532 2005

Tort Law

Timothy D. Lytton, Editor

Suing The Gun Industry: A Battle At The Crossroads Of Gun Control And Mass Torts, University of Michigan Press, 2005.


KF3941.S85 2005

Trade Regulation

Petros C. Mavroidis

The General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade: A Commentary, Oxford University Press, 2005.


K4600.M388 2005

Trial Practice

Michael E. Tigar

Mastering The Craft Of Modern Trial Advocacy [Videorecording], Professional Education Group, 2004.


KF8915.T54 2004

United Nations


Courtney B. Smith

Politics And Process At The United Nations: The Global Dance, Lynne Rienner, 2006.


JZ4984.5.S65 2006

Dimitris Bourantonis

The History And Politics Of UN Security Council Reform, Routledge, 2005.


JZ5006.7.B68 2005

Vocational Guidance

Careers In International Law: A Guide To Career Paths And Internships In International Law, 2005-2006 ed., rev. and updated, American Society of International Law, 2005.


KZ1238.U55C372 2005

World Trade Organization

Compiled By The Appellate Body Secretariat

WTO Appellate Body Repertory Of Reports And Awards, 1995-2004, Cambridge University Press, 2005.


K4610.A7W67 2005




New Government Documents List

American and Panamanian general claims arbitrations under the conventions between the United States and Panama of July 28,1926, and December 17, 1932 : Report of Bert L. Hunt, agent for the United States.


KZ3715.U65 1934

The international court of justice : selected documents relating to the drafting of the statute.

KZ6275.U54I58 1946