New Arrivals in the Law Library...
January 2013


A FORCE OF NATURE: The Story of NRDC and the Fight to Save Our Planet
KF373.A33 A3 2010
By Adams, John H.


The world's preeminent environmental organization began with a layer of soot on the windowsill of a Greenwich Village apartment. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) founder John H. Adams - a widely recognized pioneer of environmental action - was working as a lawyer for the U.S. Attorney's Office when he and fellow lawyers, outraged at the levels of pollution in their air and water, teamed up to form an environmental advocacy group. Since 1970, NRDC has grown into an international powerhouse with 1.2 million members and online activists, and a staff of scientists and lawyers whose mission is to safeguard the planet: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. This powerful memoir conveys the struggles and victories of building a large political action organization, telling the story of NRDC and the environmental movement it sparked.


DEFENDING AMERICAN RELIGIOUS NEUTRALITY
KF4865 .K67 20131
By Koppelman, Andrew


While First Amendment doctrine treats religion as a human good, the state must not take sides on theological questions. Koppelman explains the logic of this uniquely American form of neutrality: why it is fair to give religion special treatment, why old (but not new) religious ceremonies are permitted, and why laws must have a secular purpose.


ORDERED LIBERTY: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues
KF4749 .F55 2013
By Fleming, James E.


Fleming and McClain defend a civic liberalism that takes seriously not just rights but responsibilities and virtues. Issues taken up include same-sex marriage, reproductive freedom, regulation of civil society and the family, education of children, and clashes between First Amendment freedoms of association and religion and antidiscrimination law.


HUMAN RIGHTS AT THE CROSSROADS
K3240 .H8585 2013


Human Rights at the Crossroads brings together preeminent and emerging voices within human rights studies to think creatively about problems beyond their own disciplines, and to critically respond to what appear to be intractable problems within human rights theory and practice. It includes essays that rethink the ideas surrounding human rights and dignity, human rights and state interests in citizenship and torture, the practice of human rights in politics, genocide, and historical re-writing, and the anthropological and medical approaches to human rights.


LAWS OF CREATION: Property Rights in the World of Ideas
K1401 .C375 2013
By Cass, Ronald A.


Cass and Hylton explain how technological advances strengthen the case for intellectual property laws, and argue convincingly that IP laws help create a wealthier, more successful, more innovative society than alternative legal systems. Ignoring the social value of IP rights and making what others create "free" would be a costly mistake indeed.


THE BEHAVIOR OF FEDERAL JUDGES: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice
KF5130 .E67 2013
By Epstein, Lee


Federal judges are not just robots or politicians in robes, yet their behavior is not well understood, even among themselves. Using statistical methods, a political scientist, an economist, and a judge construct a unified theory of judicial decision-making to dispel the mystery of how decisions from district courts to the Supreme Court are made.


LAW'S HISTORY: American Legal Thought and the Transatlantic Turn to History
KF380 .R33 2013


This is a study of the central role of history in late-nineteenth century American legal thought. In the decades following the Civil War, the founding generation of professional legal scholars in the United States drew from the evolutionary social thought that pervaded Western intellectual life on both sides of the Atlantic. Their historical analysis of law as an inductive science rejected deductive theories and supported moderate legal reform, conclusions that challenge conventional accounts of legal formalism Unprecedented in its coverage and its innovative conclusions about major American legal thinkers from the Civil War to the present, the book combines transatlantic intellectual history, legal history, the history of legal thought, historiography, jurisprudence, constitutional theory, and the history of higher education.


FLAGRANT CONDUCT: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas: How a Bedroom Arrest Decriminalized Gay Americans
KF224.L39 C37 2012
By Carpenter, Dale


Dale Carpenter's "gripping and brilliantly researched" Flagrant Conduct, a work nine years in the making that transforms our understanding of what we knew about Lawrence vs. Texas, the landmark Supreme Court decision of 2003 that invalidated America's sodomy laws. Drawing on dozens of interviews, Carpenter has taken on the "gargantuan" task of extracting the truth about the case, analyzing the claims of virtually everyone involved.


THE NUREMBERG MILITARY TRIBUNALS AND THE ORIGINS OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
KZ1176.5 .H45 2011
By Heller, Kevin Jon


This book provides the first comprehensive legal analysis of the twelve war crimes trials held in the American zone of occupation between 1946 and 1949, collectively known as the Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMTs). The judgments the NMTs produced have played a critical role in the development of international criminal law, particularly in terms of how courts currently understand war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression. The trials are also of tremendous historical importance, because they provide a far more comprehensive picture of Nazi atrocities than their more famous predecessor, the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg (IMT). The IMT focused exclusively on the 'major war criminals'--the Goerings, the Hesses, the Speers. The NMTs, by contrast, prosecuted doctors, lawyers, judges, industrialists, bankers--the private citizens and lower-level functionaries whose willingness to take part in the destruction of millions of innocents manifested what Hannah Arendt famously called 'the banality of evil'.


THROUGH THE CODES DARKLY: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana
KFL401.6.S55 P35 2012
By Palmer, Vernon V.


A Path-Breaking and Masterly Study of Louisiana Slave Law This fascinating study offers an examination of the complex French, Spanish, Roman and American heritage of Louisiana's law of slavery and its codification, a profile of the first effort in modern history to integrate slavery into a European-style civil code, the 1808 Digest of Orleans, a trailblazing study of the unwritten laws of slavery and the legal impact of customs and practices developing outside of the Codes, an analysis that overturns the previous scholarly view that Roman law was the model for the Code Noir of 1685, a new unabridged translation (by Palmer) of the Code Noir of 1724 with the original French text on facing pages. "A very useful addition to the growing literature on the law of slavery, this book is particularly important in helping understand the complexity of the Louisiana Code Noir and its impact on American slave law. Palmer's discussion of how the Code came to be written will surprise and educate those who read this book." --Paul Finkelman, John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History Duke University School of Law and President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law, Albany Law School


MY BELOVED WORLD
KF8745.S67 A3 2013
By Sotomayor, Sonia


The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.


BOILERPLATE: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law
KF808 .R25 2013
By Radin, Margaret Jane


Margaret Jane Radin examines attempts to justify the use of boilerplate provisions by claiming either that recipients freely consent to them or that economic efficiency demands them, and she finds these justifications wanting. She argues, moreover, that our courts, legislatures, and regulatory agencies have fallen short in their evaluation and oversight of the use of boilerplate clauses. To improve legal evaluation of boilerplate, Radin offers a new analytical framework, one that takes into account the nature of the rights affected, the quality of the recipient's consent, and the extent of the use of these terms. Radin goes on to offer possibilities for new methods of boilerplate evaluation and control, among them the bold suggestion that tort law rather than contract law provides a preferable analysis for some boilerplate schemes. She concludes by discussing positive steps that NGOs, legislators, regulators, courts, and scholars could take to bring about better practices.


FIRST AMENDMENT INSTITUTIONS
KF4770 .H67 20131
By Horwitz, Paul


Addressing a host of hot-button issues, Horwitz argues that rigidly doctrinal interpretation renders First Amendment law inept in the face of messy, real-world situations. Courts should let institutions with a stake in these freedoms do more work to enforce them. Self-regulation and public criticism should be the key restraints, not judicial fiat.



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(1) ADAMS, JOHN H. 1936.
Adams, John H. A force for nature : the story of NRDC and the fight to save our planet. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2010. KF373.A33 A3 2010. KF299.A35 E94 2012

(2) CHURCH AND STATE--UNITED STATES.
Koppelman, Andrew. Defending American religious neutrality. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013. KF4865 .K67 2013

(3) CIVIL RIGHTS--UNITED STATES.
Fleming, James E. Ordered liberty : rights, responsibilities, and virtues. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2013. KF4749 .F55 2013

(4) COMPETITION, UNFAIR--UNITED STATES.
Sheldon, Jonathan A. Federal deception law : FTC and CFPB rules, RICO, False Claims Act, telemarketing, debt relief, and parallel state statutes. 1st ed. Boston, MA : National Consumer Law Center, c2012. KF1609 .S343 2012

(5) COMPETITION, UNFAIR--UNITED STATES--STATES.
Carter, Carolyn L. Unfair and deceptive acts and practices. 8th ed. Boston, MA : National Consumer Law Center, c2012. KF1609 .C37 2012

(6) COMPUTER CRIMES--UNITED STATES.
Brenner, Susan W. Cybercrime and the law : challenges, issues, and outcomes. Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2012. KF9350 .B74 2012

(7) GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS, 2008-2009--MORAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS.
Ramirez, Steven A. Lawless capitalism : the subprime crisis and the case for an economic rule of law. New York : New York University Press, c2013. HB3717 2008 .R36 2012

(8) HUMAN RIGHTS.
Human rights at the crossroads. Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2013. K3240 .H8585 2013

(9) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
Brown, Abbe E.L. Intellectual property, human rights and competition : access to essential innovation and technology. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2012. K1401 .B76 2012

(10) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
Cass, Ronald A. Laws of creation : property rights in the world of ideas. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013. K1401 .C375 2013

(11) JUDICIAL PROCESS--UNITED STATES.
Epstein, Lee. The behavior of federal judges : a theoretical and empirical study of rational choice. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013. KF5130 .E67 2013

(12) LAW STUDENTS--UNITED STATES--HANDBOOKS, MANUALS, ETC.
Shadel, Molly Bishop, author. Finding your voice in law school : mastering classroom cold calls, job interviews, and other verbal challenges. KF283 .S583 2013

(13) LAW--UNITED STATES--PHILOSOPHY--HISTORY--19TH CENTURY.
Rabban, David M. Law's history : American legal thought and the transatlantic turn to history. KF380 .R33 2013

(14) LAWRENCE, JOHN GEDDES--TRIALS, LITIGATION, ETC.
Carpenter, Dale. Flagrant conduct : the story of Lawrence v. Texas : how a bedroom arrest decriminalized gay Americans. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2012. KF224.L39 C37 2012

(15) NUREMBERG TRIAL OF MAJOR GERMAN WAR CRIMINALS, NUREMBERG, GERMANY, 1945-1946.
Heller, Kevin Jon. The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the origins of international criminal law. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011. KZ1176.5 .H45 2011

(16) OLDER PEOPLE--LEGAL STATUS, LAWS, ETC.--UNITED STATES.
Flowers, Roberta Kemp. Ethics in the practice of elder law. Chicago, Ill.: American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, c2013. KF390.A4 F56 2013

(17) PATENT LAWS AND LEGISLATION.
Competition policy and patent law under uncertainty : regulating innovation. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011. K1575 .C66 2011

(18) POLITICAL QUESTIONS AND JUDICIAL POWER--UNITED STATES.
Feldman, Stephen M. Neoconservative politics and the Supreme Court : law, power, and democracy. New York : New York University Press, c2013. KF8748 .F45 2013

(19) SLAVERY--LAW AND LEGISLATION--LOUISIANA--HISTORY.
Palmer, Vernon V. Through the codes darkly : slave law and civil law in Louisiana. Clark, NJ : The Lawbook Exchange, c2012. KFL401.6.S55 P35 2012

(20) SOTOMAYOR, SONIA, 1954.
Sotomayor, Sonia. My beloved world. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. KF8745.S67 A3 2013

(21) STANDARDIZED TERMS OF CONTRACT--UNITED STATES.
Radin, Margaret Jane. Boilerplate : the fine print, vanishing rights, and the rule of law. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2013. KF808 .R25 2013

(22) TELECOMMUNICATION--LAW AND LEGISLATION--UNITED STATES.
May, Randolph J. Communications law and policy in the digital age : the next five years. Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2012. KF2765 .M39 2012

(23) UNITED STATES. CONSTITUTION.
Horwitz, Paul. First Amendment institutions. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2013. KF4770 .H67 2013

(24) WAR (INTERNATIONAL LAW).
Non-international armed conflict in the twenty-first century. Newport, R.I. : Naval War College, 2012. KZ6385 .N66 2012

(25) WOMEN'S RIGHTS--SOUTH AFRICA.
Andrews, Penelope. From Cape Town to Kabul : rethinking strategies for pursuing women's human rights. Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2012. K3243 .A95 2012

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