New Books in the Library – January 2017

February 14, 2017

Below are just a few of our new books. Check out the entire January 2017 Acquisitions List to see all the new books in the library.

 

Accusation : creating criminals /

HV6629 .A23 2016
Title: Accusation : creating criminals / edited by George Pavlich and Matthew P. Unger.
Publication info: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2016]
Subject: Malicious accusation.
Subject: Criminal justice, Administration of.
Series: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)

 

 

 

Private law and the value of choice /


K600 .V69 2017

Title: Private law and the value of choice / Emmanuel Voyiakis.
Publication info: Oxford [UK] ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2017.
Subject: Civil law.
Series: Law and practical reason ; volume 8.

 

 

 

 

Legal reason : the use of analogy in legal argument /

 

K213 .W45 2016
Title: Legal reason : the use of analogy in legal argument / Lloyd L. Weinreb, Harvard Law School.
Edition: Second edition.
Publication info: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Subject: Law–Methodology.

 

 

 

 

Corporate acquisitions and mergers in Canada /

 

KE1462 .B36 2016
Title: Corporate acquisitions and mergers in Canada / Timothy M. Banks; updated with the assistance of Vanja Ginic.
Edition: Second edition.
Publication info: Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands : Kluwer Law International, [2016]
Subject: Consolidation and merger of corporations–Law and legislation–Canada.


New and Noteworthy

February 8, 2017

Stay connected:

The Library now lends out Apple (lightning) & Android phone chargers. They can be signed out for three hours from the Circulation Desk.

Research resources:

CariLaw
Database of cases decided by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (PC), present day Supreme/High Courts and Courts of Appeal of 18 Caribbean countries. Also included are cases decided by special courts such as the Industrial Courts of Antigua and Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago; the Industrial Disputes Tribunal of Jamaica, the Tax Appeal Board of Trinidad and Tobago and the Revenue Court of Jamaica and more.

Immigration Law & Policy (HeinOnline)
This U.S. collection features historical documents and legislation related to immigration in the United States, as well as current hearings, debates and recent developments in immigration law. It also includes BIA Precedent Decisions, legislative histories, law and policy titles, extradition titles, scholarly articles, an extensive bibliography, and other related works. (The Library is trialing this product; we welcome feedback about it.)

History of Supreme Court Nominations (HeinOnline)
This collection covers Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee and includes articles, hearings, and other related titles to create a historical database on past and present Supreme Court Justices beginning with the first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay. (The Library is trialing this product; we welcome feedback about it.)

Fisheries Pollution Reports (Internet Archive)
Published from 1980-1992 by Environment Canada. Includes Canadian court cases that consider one or more of sections 34 to 42, inclusive, of the Fisheries Act.

#research4refugees Update:

The National Research-a-thon was an all-around success, which is especially admirable given that it was organized in just a few days. In all, 840 participants, from all of Canada’s 22 law schools, completed over 3000 hours of research and raised over $7,000 for the Canadian Council for Refugees. It was wonderful to see the law school’s students, staff, and alumni giving back to the community.

See how the day played out on twitter. And hear why our students participated.

Great job everyone!


National Research-a-thon

February 3, 2017

On Saturday, February 4, law students from across the country will join together to research the legal issues related to the recent travel bans in the United States and their Canadian impact.

This event will assist the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) with potential legal challenges to the Safe Third Country Agreement and related legal mandates of the CCR.

To assist students in their research, the Library has put together a research guide on Immigration Law. It lists and links to resources on refugee law, extradition, judicial review and US immigration law. The research guide will be updated as the issues develop in the U.S. and here in Canada.

The Library has also arranged for immediate access to the Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S. collection on HeinOnline. This collection features historical documents and legislation related to immigration in the United States, as well as current hearings, debates and recent developments in immigration law. This database also includes BIA Precedent Decisions, legislative histories, law and policy titles, extradition titles, scholarly articles, an extensive bibliography, and other related works.

The Librarians are happy to assist with any further research that evolves from this day.

For more information on the Research-a-thon, including links to each school’s event, please see its Facebook event page.

 


Recent Tables of Contents – January 2017

February 2, 2017

Canadian Business Law Journal – Volume 58 no. 3 (December 2016)

Canadian Criminal Law Review/Revue canadienne de droit pénal – Volume 21 (2016)

Canadian Family Law Quarterly/Cahier trimestriel de droit de la famille Canada – Volume 36 no. 1 (December 2016)

Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law – Volume 2 no. 1 (2016)

Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law – Volume 2 no. 2 (2016)

Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d’économique – Volume 49 no. 3 (August 2016)

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue femmes et droit – Volume 28 no. 3 (2016)

Canadian Public Administration/Administration publique du Canada – Volume 59 no. 4 (December 2016)

Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies –Volume 25 (Spring 2016)

Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law/Revue de droit parlementaire et politique – Volume 10 no. 3 (November 2016)

McGill Law Journal/Revue de droit de McGill – Volume 61 no. 4 (June 2016)

McGill Law Journal/Revue de droit de McGill – Volume 62 no. 1 (September 2016)

National Journal of Constitutional Law/Revue nationale de droit constitutionnel – Volume 36 no. 2 (November 2016)

Relations industrielles/Industrial relations – Volume 71 no. 4 (Fall 2016)

University of British Columbia Law Review – Volume 49 no. 3 (2016)


Reconciliation through Reading

January 26, 2017

With the start of a new year the Faculty of Law’s Indigenous Initiatives Office (IIO) challenged each student, faculty and staff member to make and keep a reconciliation resolution. A reconciliation resolution is an action that will help the country move towards a better relationship with Indigenous people and the IIO suggest committing to three over the year.

One of the suggested activities includes reading and learning more about Indigenous people in Canada and the resolution process. With that in mind, here are some resources that can help you fulfill that resolution.

Bora Laskin Law Library

Indigenous Perspectives Collection reading list

Aboriginal Law in Canada research guide

Truth and Reconciliation Commission research guide

University of Toronto

Answering the Call: Wecheehetowin: Final Report of the Steering Committee for the University of Toronto Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Indigenous Studies research guide

The Indigenous History of Toronto research guide

More Indigenous Studies research guides

Broader Community

Residential School Reading List, Senator Murray Sinclair (Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada)

Reading for Reconciliation, Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples

A Reconciliation Reading List: 15 Must-Read Books, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Read for Reconciliation, Saskatoon Public Library

Most of the books and resources listed in these guides will be available at U of T (check the catalogue here). If not, Library staff can help arrange an inter-library loan for you.

Don’t forget to share your #ReconciliationResolution online: @UTLawIIO and @LaskinLawLib


Food for thought: Legal research

January 12, 2017

With a new year comes new ideas and new plans. Here are some recent articles relevant to legal research:

Chung, Philip and Greenleaf, Graham and Mowbray, Andrew, Models for a Global System for Free Access to Legal Information: The WorldLII Approach (July 20, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2893576

Landry, R. J. Empirical Scientific Research and Legal Studies Research—A Missing Link. Journal of Legal Studies Education (2016) 33: 165–170. doi:10.1111/jlse.12038

Mart, Susan Nevelow, The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal {Re}Search (October 26, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2859720

Osborne, Caroline L., The Legal Research Plan and the Research Log: An Examination of the Role of the Research Plan and Research Log in the Research Process (2016) 35: 3 179-194. dx.doi.org/10.1080/0270319X.2016.1227205

Street, Leslie Anne and Nevers, Shawn G., A Golden Opportunity: Legal Research Simulation Courses (May 23, 2016). AALL Spectrum, Volume 20, No. 4, pp. 18-21. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2783442

Whisner, Mary, On Specialized Legal Research (Summer 2016). Law Library Journal, Vol. 108, No. 3, Pp. 483-88 (2016); University of Washington School of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2862762

 


New Books in the Library – December 2016

January 11, 2017

Below are just a few of our new books. Check out the entire December 2016 Acquisitions List to see all the new books in the library.

 

Price paid : the fight for First Nations survival /

E78 .C2 S386 2016
Title: Price paid : the fight for First Nations survival / Bev Sellars ; foreword and excerpts by Hemas Kla-Lee-Lee-Kla (Hereditary Chief Bill Wilson).
Publication info: Vancouver, BC : Talonbooks, 2016.
Subject: Indians of North America–Canada–History.
Subject: Indians of North America–Legal status, laws, etc.–Canada.

 

 

 

Democratizing legal services : obstacles and opportunities /

K133 .S63 2016
Title: Democratizing legal services : obstacles and opportunities / Laura Snyder.
Publication info: Lanham [Md.] : Lexington Books, 2016.
Subject: Legal services.
Subject: Legal assistance to the poor.
Subject: Practice of law.

 

 

 

Reinforcing rule of law oversight in the European Union /

KJE5037 .R45 2016
Title: Reinforcing rule of law oversight in the European Union / edited by Carlos Closa, Dimitry Kochenov.
Publication info: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Subject: Rule of law–European Union countries.