New Titles List for the Week of August 22, 2010


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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Education Law
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Genetics and the Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Law
  • Judicial Process
  • Law and Language
  • Legal Analysis, Research & Communication
  • Licensing and Technology Transfer
  • Practice Management
  • Texas History
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Government Documents


Featured Resource List




Richard M. Alderman. Texas consumer law : cases and materials. 13th ed. Grail & Tucker, c2010.



This casebook, written by Associate Dean Richard Alderman, is designed to provide an understanding of Texas consumer law, with an emphasis on the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DPTA).  It presents the material in a combination of traditional case analysis and problem solving.  Because most Texas consumer law is statutory in nature, the book also includes a substantial statutory appendix containing the text of the DPTA and related state and federal statutes.






Douglas A. Kysar. Regulating from nowhere : environmental law and the search for objectivity. Yale University Press, c2010.

K3585.K97 2010


This book discusses the dominant environmental law and policy paradigm of risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis and argues that it fails to adequately motivate ethical engagement with the most pressing and challenging aspects of environmental law and policy, which concern how we relate to future generations, foreign nations, and other forms of life.  The author offers a reconceptualization of the precautionary principle and advocates for movement toward environmental constitutionalism.


New Titles List


Constitutional Law

John R. Vile. Encyclopedia of constitutional amendments, proposed amendments, and amending issues, 1789-2010. 3rd ed. ABC-CLIO, c2010.

KF4557.V555 2010

Criminal Law

Abbe Smith. Case of a lifetime : a criminal defense lawyer's story. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

KF224.J36S65 2008

Education Law

Victoria J. Dodd. Practical education law for the twenty-first century. 2nd ed. Carolina Academic Press, c2010.

KF4119.D63 2010

Environmental Law and Policy

William Ascher, Toddi Steelman, Robert Healy. Knowledge and environmental policy : re-imagining the boundaries of science and politics. MIT Press, c2010.

GE170.A82 2010

Genetics and the Law

A. Jamie Cuticchia. Genetics : a handbook for lawyers. American Bar Association, 2010.

KF9666.5.C88 2010

Intellectual Property Law

Antitrust counterattack in intellectual property litigation handbook. American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, c2010.

KF1649.A76 2010

International Commercial Arbitration

Monique Sasson. Substantive law in investment treaty arbitration : the unsettled relationship between international law and municipal law. Kluwer Law International, c2010.

K3830.S38 2010

International Law

Robert Kolb. An introduction to the law of the United Nations / translated by Katherine Del Mar. Hart, c2010.

KZ4986.K65 2010

Judicial Process

James P. Gray. Wearing the robe : the art and responsibilities of judging in today's courts : a guide to the principles and practices of being a judge. Square One Publishers, c2009.

KF8775.G73 2009

Law and Language

Peter M. Tiersma. Parchment, paper, pixels : law and the technologies of communication. The University of Chicago Press, c2010.

K487.T4T54 2010

Legal Analysis, Research, & Communication

Robert Dubose. Legal writing for the rewired brain : persuading readers in a paperless world. Texas Lawyer, c2010.

KF250.D83 2010

Licensing and Technology Transfer

Technology licensing : a practitioner's guide / edited by Heather Meeker. 3rd ed. Section of Science and Technology Law, American Bar Association, c2010.

KF3145.T43 2010

Practice Management

Carolyn Elefant, Nicole Black. Social media for lawyers : the next frontier. ABA Law Practice Management Section, c2010.

KF320.A9E44 2010

Texas History

A. Ray Stephens. Texas : a historical atlas. University of Oklahoma Press, c2010.

G1371.S1S7 2010

Trial Advocacy

Karen Lisko. Proven jury arguments & evidence. James Publishing, c2010-



New Government Documents List


Foreign policy and the global economic crisis : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, March 25, 2009.

KF26.F6 2009zf

Hearing and briefing on U.S. contributions to the response to Pakistan's humanitarian crisis : the situation and the stakes : hearing and briefing 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 16, 2009.

KF27.O946 2009k

Managing the Thrift Savings Plan to thrive : hearing before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, November 3, 2009.

KF27.O9425 2009v

Risk management and its implications for systemic risk : hearing before the Subcommittee on Securities and Insurance and Investment of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, on risk management and its implications for systemic risk, Thursday, June 19, 2008.

KF26.B3954 2008m

Nominations of Neel Kashkari, Christopher Wall, Sheila McNamara Greenwood, Susan Peppler, Joseph Murin, Luis Aguilar, Troy Paredes, Elisse Walter, Donald Marron, and Michael Fryzel : hearing before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session ... Tuesday, June 3, 2008.

KF26.B39 2008n

Reauthorizing the USA PATRIOT Act : ensuring liberty : 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, September 23, 2009.

KF26.J8327 2009r

The Bowl Championship Series : is it fair and in compliance with antitrust law? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, July 7, 2009.

KF26.J8352 2009n