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This is a small selection of available print books. For more books, search the catalog. Here is a sample results page of search using "law" keyword in general.
The American Legal Profession by While emphasizing that lawyers fulfill a vital but often misunderstood public function in society, The American Legal Profession: The Myths and Realities of Practicing Law dispels some of the common misconceptions about the legal profession to show that the reality of being a lawyer is much different from what many students believe it to be. Many students know little about what law school is like or how it differs from undergraduate study, and this book corrects common myths about graduating law school and life after passing the bar. This brief primer is a nuts-and-bolts analysis of what it is really like to go into the legal profession, from start to finish, giving students considering a career in law a realistic overview of their potential legal careers.
Call Number: KF300 .B35 2018
Publication Date: 2017-07-25
Finding the Answers to Legal Questions, Second Edition by Whether for self-representation, to be an informed consumer of legal services, or to learn the U.S. legal system, more people than ever are using the library to obtain legal information and legal research advice. The new edition of Finding the Answers to Legal Questions is a comprehensive guide to help librarians confidently assist users in finding the legal information they need. Newly revised and updated, this timely, clearly organized, and easy-to-use resource is packed with guidance to help librarians answer questions that span the gamut of the law. An ideal book for practicing librarians looking to better serve users' legal needs, as well as for students preparing for careers as librarians, it provides an overview of fundamental legal information, including the basic structure of the U.S. legal system and primary law; how-to instructions for finding primary law in print sources, free websites, and pay-for-view databases; information on how to evaluate the trustworthiness of online and print resources; tips for conducting a legal reference interview; guidance for handling common legal questions, such as lawsuits, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, wills and estate planning, debt, bankruptcy, employment, and criminal law; and advice on how to build a basic legal reference collection. This book will help librarians connect users to the most accurate, up-to-date legal information.
Call Number: KF240 .T83 2018
Publication Date: 2017-09-11
Human Rights Futures by For the first time in one collected volume, mainstream and critical human rights scholars together examine the empirical and normative debates around the future of human rights. They ask what makes human rights effective, what strategies will enhance the chances of compliance, what blocks progress, and whether the hope for human rights is entirely misplaced in a rapidly transforming world. Human Rights Futures sees the world as at a crucial juncture. The project for globalizing rights will either continue to be embedded or will fall backward into a maelstrom of nationalist backlash, religious resurgence and faltering Western power. Each chapter talks directly to the others in an interactive dialogue, providing a theoretical and methodological framework for a clear research agenda for the next decade. Scholars, graduate students and practitioners of political science, history, sociology, law and development will find much to both challenge and provoke them in this innovative book.
Call Number: K3240 .H85715 2017
Publication Date: 2017-08-31
Practical Legal Skills by Practical Legal Skills is an established and respected handbook for those engaged in legal training at all levels. Written by an expert author team, this book covers the practical skills of lawyering, including interviewing, advising, advocacy, writing and drafting, and negotiation and mediation. The fourth edition also explores the ethical risks faced by clinical students and practitioners, and discusses the ethics, values and professional responsibilities surrounding the decisions lawyers make. Exercises throughout allow readers to practice the full range of skills required in every-day legal work. Clear and concise, Practical Legal Skills is the essential guide for preparing skilled and ethical lawyers in a rapidly changing environment of practice. New to this edition New chapter 'Keeping Out of Trouble' explores ethical methods and promotes ethical awareness, piloting a technique to assist law students and lawyers to identify the alternative ethical approach to problem solving Expanded coverage of alternative dispute resolution, therapeutic jurisprudence, multidisciplinary and collaborative legal practice.
Call Number: KU53.4 .H93 2014
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
Punishment and the Limits of Law by What is the meaning of punishment today? Where is the limit that separates it from the cruel and unusual? In legal discourse, the distinction between punishment and vengeance ¿ punishment being the measured use of legally sanctioned violence and vengeance being a use of violence that has no measure ¿ is expressed by the idea of ¿cruel and unusual punishment¿. This phrase was originally contained in the English Bill of Rights (1689). But it, and versions of it, have since found their way into numerous constitutions and declarations, including Article Five of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the 8th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Clearly, in order for the use of violence to be legitimate it must be subject to limitation. The difficulty is that the determination of this limit should be objective, but it is not; and its application in punitive practice is constituted by a host of extra-legal factors and social and political structures. It is this essential contestability of the limit which distinguishes punishment from violence that this book addresses. And, including contributions from a range of internationally renowned scholars, it offers a plurality of original and important responses to the contemporary question of the relationship between punishment and the limits of law.¿
Call Number: K5103 .L44 2018
Publication Date: 2017-08-24
World Peace Through Law by This book deals with the history and future of the concept of ¿world peace through law¿ (WPTL), which advocates replacing the use of international force with the global rule of law. WPTL calls for replacing war with the global rule of law by arms reductions, including the abolition of nuclear weapons, global alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and various enforcement mechanisms. This book sets forth a three-part proposal: 1) arms reductions ¿ primarily the abolition of nuclear weapons, with necessarily concomitant reductions in conventional forces; 2) a four-stage system of global alternative dispute resolution (ADR), utilizing both law and equity; 3) adequate enforcement mechanisms, including a UN Peace Force. The core of this proposal is alternative dispute resolution mechanisms¿international ADR. International ADR would consist of a four-stage process of compulsory negotiation, compulsory mediation, compulsory arbitration., and compulsory adjudication by the World Court. The fundamental proposition of this book is that the use of alternatives to war, global ADR, is the ultimate solution to the problem of peace. The full implementation of WPTL will entail a vast array of progressive initiatives on many fronts, including abolition of nuclear weapons, with the global rule of law being the capstone to all of these developments. This book will be of great interest to students of peace studies, arms control, international law, and world politics.
Call Number: KZ6010 .R366 2018
Publication Date: 2017-09-14
This is a small selection of available eBooks. For more titles, search the catalog or browse the following eBook databases:
The Influence of Human Rights on International Law by This volume discusses the impact of human rights law on other fields of international law. Does international human rights law modify other fields of international law? Contributions focus on possible spillover effects of human rights on international economic or international criminal law. Does international human rights law have a streamlining effect on international law as a whole? This might be identified as a process of constitutionalisation. In this book, human rights can be understood as one of the core principles of international legal order and thus have an effect on the general law of treaties or on the settlement of disputes. Although human rights law is a relatively young field of international law, its content and core values today are of major importance for the interpretation of international law as a whole. As we witness a redefinition of sovereignty as a responsibility of states towards the people and a shift to greater relevance of the individual in international law in general, it is a logical consequence that human rights have an impact on other areas of international law.
Call Number: K3236-3268.5
Publication Date: 2015-03-23
Law, Development and Innovation by This book deals with one strand of the intense debate concerning the links between law and development, namely the coordination of innovation processes and legal change. It analyzes how innovation, and ultimately development, can be fostered or hindered by existing or new legal infrastructures. The book includes eleven original contributions from senior and junior scholars and is divided into two parts, the first focusing on theoretical frameworks and the second presenting several case studies on various institutional aspects. A particular strength of this part is its broad geographical coverage, which encompasses the legal frameworks in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The contributions collected in this book will be of value to a broad readership. Academic scholars will find useful information on lessons learned from reforms implemented in different areas and come to better understand the methodological hurdles involved in reform assessment. Policymakers in national and international organizations can draw on these studies when designing new programs. Lastly, practitioners in developed and developing countries can use these contributions to promote the success of current or new initiatives.
Call Number: K7000-7720.22
Publication Date: 2015-08-05
Law As Engineering by Law as Engineering proposes a radically new way of thinking about law, as a profession and discipline concerned with design rather than with litigation, and having much in common with engineering in the way it produces devices useful for its clients. It u
Call Number: K100 .H69 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-28