New Titles List for the Week of July 18, 2010


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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Biotechnology
  • Contracts
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Finance
  • Judicial Process
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Maritime Law
  • New Journal
  • Property
  • Trail Advocacy
  • Government Documents

Featured Resource List



Jeffrey Brand-Ballard. Limits of legality : the ethics of lawless judging. Oxford University Press, 2010.

KF8779.B73 2010


This book combines ethical theory with discussions of case law to challenge arguments for the traditional view that judges have an ethical obligation to apply the law correctly, even if it requires results they consider morally objectionable. The author contends that although judges have an obligation not to participate in patterns of excessive judicial lawlessness, an individual departure from the law so as to avoid an unjust result is rarely a moral mistake if the rule of law is otherwise healthy.








John F. Murphy. The evolving dimensions of international law : hard choices for the world community. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

KZ3410.M868 2010


The book contains an in-depth analysis of the nature of modern day international law, in theory and practice  It discusses in detail the problems facing international law and international institutions that render them, in some instances, dysfunctional as well as the hard choices that member states and other members of the world community must make if the current situation is to be improved



New Titles List



Marcelin Tonye Mahop. Intellectual property, community rights and human rights : the biological and genetic resources of developing countries. Routledge, 2010.

K1519.B54M34 2010


Marvin A. Chirelstein. Concepts and case analysis in the law of contracts. 6th ed. Foundation Press, 2010.

KF801.C44 2010

Elder Law

Lawrence A. Frolik, Richard L. Kaplan. Elder law in a nutshell. 5th ed. Thomson/West, c2010.

KF390.A4F752 2010

Employment Law

Barbara Kate Repa. Your rights in the workplace. 9th ed. Nolo, c2010.

KF3455.R47 2010

International Criminal Law

Yasmin Q. Naqvi. Impediments to exercising jurisdiction over international crimes. T.M.C. Asser Press, c2010.

KZ4017.N37 2010

International Finance

International acquisition finance : law and practice / edited by Gwendoline Griffiths. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2010.

K1362.I538 2010

Judicial Process

Kirk A. Randazzo. Defenders of liberty or champions of security? : federal courts, the hierarchy of justice, and U.S. foreign policy. State University of New York Press, c2010.

KF4651.R365 2010

Landlord and Tenant

Marcia Stewart, Ralph Warner, Janet Portman. Every landlord's legal guide. 10th ed. Nolo, 2010.

KF590.Z9S74 2010

Maritime Law

Robert Merkin. Marine insurance legislation. 4th ed. Lloyd's List Group, 2010.

KD1845.M47 2010

New Journal

Animal law. Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, c1995-



Roger Bernhardt, Ann M. Burkhart. Real property in a nutshell. 6th ed. West, c2010.

KF570.B47 2010

Trial Advocacy

Peter D. Polchinski. The cross-examination edge : a guide to effective questioning. Lawyers & Judges Pub. Co., c2010.


KF8920.P65 2010

New Government Documents List


Learn about the United States : quick civics lessons for the naturalization test / U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

JK1758.L43 2009

Climate change legislation : hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, to receive testimony on energy and related economic effects of global climate change legislation, October 14, 2009.

KF26.E55 2009zh

Allegations of waste, fraud, and abuse in security contracts at the U.S. embassy in Kabul : hearing before the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, June 10, 2009.

KF26.H6316 2009m

Effectively transforming our electric delivery system to a smart grid : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, July 23, 2009.

KF27.S3935 2009p

The worsening foreclosure crisis : is it time to reconsider bankruptcy reform? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, July 23, 2009.

KF26.J8327 2009o

Condition of our nation's infrastructure : local perspectives from mayors : hearing before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, on the condition of our nation's infrastructure from the local perspective of mayors, Thursday, June 12, 2008.

KF26.B39 2008m