July 5, 2018
The library staff have selected a bunch of new books for the library. For a full list of our new acquisitions, check our the June Acquisitions list.
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Title: There’s something in the water : environmental racism in Indigenous and Black communities / Ingrid R.G. Waldron.
Publication info: Winnipeg ; Black Point : Fernwood Publishing, 2018.
Subject: Environmental policy–Canada.
Subject: Hazardous waste sites–Canada.
Subject: Indigenous peoples–Canada–Politics and government.
||K213 .S86 2018
Title: Legal reasoning and political conflict / Cass R. Sunstein.
Edition: Second edition.
Publication info: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Subject: Law–Political aspects.
Subject: Law–United States–Methodology
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Title: Liberal legality : a unified theory of our law / Lewis D. Sargentich, Harvard Law School.
Publication info: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Subject: Rule of law.
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Title: The republic of beliefs : a new approach to law and economics / Kaushik Basu.
Publication info: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 
Subject: Law–Economic aspects.
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Title: Wigmore on cannabis : the forensic toxicology of marijuana for lawyers and other medicolegal professional / James G. Wigmore.
Publication info: Toronto, ON : Irwin Law, 2018.
June 4, 2018
You may not know this but the Law Library has a small section of law-related fiction ranging from John Mortimer’s Rumpole books to our newest acquisition, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Beverley McLachlin’s new novel Full Disclosure.
This novel features Jilly Truitt, a criminal defense lawyer. Truitt is an interesting character with a successful law practice and a complex personal history who is hired to defend a wealthy Vancouverite accused of killing his wife.
Completely separate from the author’s legal credentials, this book is a good example of the genre: a mystery/courtroom drama with all the elements you would expect. It does rely a bit too much on coincidence and the surprise ending might be considered to be a bit predictable but nevertheless it is a good read. The kind of book that you want to get back to when you have to put it down. I found myself mulling over the mystery while sitting a a dull meeting.
For more information check out this interview with former Chief Justice McLachlin and an excerpt from the book.
May 9, 2018
As usual we have added books from a wide range of topics to the library collection this month. Below are a few highlights and for a full list, check our the April Acquisitions list.
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Title: Litigating religions : an essay on human rights, courts, and beliefs / by Christopher McCrudden, FBA.
Edition: First edition.
Publication info: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Subject: Human rights–Religious aspects.
||K487 .C8 B78 2018
Title: Law, art and the commons / Merima Bruncevic.
Publication info: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
Subject: Culture and law.
Subject: Law and art.
Subject: Intellectual property.
Series: Space, materiality and the normative.
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Title: The wetiko legal principles : Cree and Anishinabek responses to violence and victimization / Hadley Louise Friedland.
Publication info: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2018.
Subject: Indigenous children–Abuse of–Canada.
Subject: Legal literature–Canada.
Subject: Indigenous peoples–Canada–Folklore.