New books in the Library – June 2018

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.

HC120 .E5 W35 2018
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–Methodology.
Subject: Law–Political aspects.
Subject: Law–United States–Methodology
K230 .S2549 A35 2018
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: Law–Philosophy.
Subject: Rule of law.
Subject: Liberalism.
K487 .E3 B378 2018
Title: The republic of beliefs : a new approach to law and economics / Kaushik Basu. 
Publication info: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018]
Subject: Law–Economic aspects.
RA1242 .C17 W54 2018
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.
Subject: Cannabis–Toxicology–Abstracts.
Subject: Cannabinoids–Toxicology–Abstracts.
Subject: Marijuana–Toxicology–Abstracts.

New Books in the Library – April 2018

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.

  BL65 .H78 M43 2018
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.
KIB422 .F74 2018
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.

New Featured Title – Storytelling for Lawyers

February 14, 2018

When we think about those lawyers in literature, in films, and in real life,  who’s eloquence has moved juries and persuaded judges, it is not surprising that we have a vision of lawyers as being brilliant wordsmiths and storytellers.

As the  review linked below states “judges and juries need to feel at ease with their decisions, and the best way to do that, I believe, is to sweep them along with a compelling narrative” (Marshall Goldberg, 64 J. Legal Educ. 515 (2015) (reviewing Philip N. Meyer, Storytelling for Lawyers (2014)). This book focuses, using fictional and real life examples, on how lawyers need, not only know the law but to be able to tell a convincing story using all the appropriate elements of  plot,  theme, and character development. Storytelling is not, as we can see, an innate talent; it is a skill that can be practised and learned. Fortunately, for those who would like to learn this skill, the library has just acquired  Storytelling for lawyers (K181 .M49 2014).

 


New Books in the Library – January 2018

February 5, 2018

Check out all the the books we acquired this January. Some interesting new additions include:

 K487 .L36 B76 2017
Title: Legal conversation as signifier / Jan M. Broekman, Frank Fleerackers, Faculty of Law, KU Leuven, Belgium.
Publication info: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2017]
Subject: Law–Language.
Subject: Law–Study and teaching.
Subject: Law–Language–Social aspects.
Series: Elgar studies in legal theory.

 

 

 K133 .I586 2017
Title: International perspectives on the regulation of lawyers and legal services / edited by Andrew Boon.
Publication info: Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2017.
Subject: Legal services.
Subject: Legal aid.
Subject: Practice of law.

 

 

HM821 .L57 2014
Title: Born free and equal? : a philosophical inquiry into the nature of discrimination / Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen.
Publication info: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014], c2014.
Subject: Discrimination–Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject: Equality–Philosophy.
Subject: Discrimination–Philosophy.
Location: Reserves

 

KD640 .H35 2017
Title: On the law of nature, reason, and common law : selected jurisprudential writings / Matthew Hale ; edited by Gerald J. Postema.
Edition: First edition.
Publication info: Oxford [UK] : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Subject: Jurisprudence.
Subject: Law–Great Britain–History.

 

 


Guthrie’s Guide to Better Legal Writing

January 26, 2018

The library now has Adjunct Professor Neil Guthrie’s latest book, Guthrie’s Guide to Better Legal Writing, on Reserve at KE265 .G88 2018. The book is an accessible and engaging work focussed helping Canadian law students and lawyers quickly improve their writing in formats that range from blog posts to formal communications and includes practical tips on topics like writing style, strategy, grammar, punctuation, and word choice.


New Books in the Library – November 2018

December 8, 2017

Here is a sampling of the interesting books the library purchased in November.  Check out our November Acquisitions List for all our new books.

E78 .C2 G44 2017
Title: Claiming Anishinaabe : decolonizing the human spirit / Lynn Gehl.
Publication info: Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2017.
Subject: Indigenous peoples–Canada–Ethnic identity.
Subject: Native peoples–Canada–Ethnic identity.
Subject: Decolonization.

 

 

 

KJE6227 .D47 2017
Title: Genetics, disability and the law : towards an EU legal framework / Aisling de Paor (Dublin City University).
Publication info: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Subject: Genetics–Law and legislation–European Union countries.
Series: Cambridge disability, law and policy series.

 

 

 

 

 KJE6227 .D47 2017
Title: Genetics, disability and the law : towards an EU legal framework / Aisling de Paor (Dublin City University).
Publication info: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Subject: Genetics–Law and legislation–European Union countries.
Series: Cambridge disability, law and policy series.

 

 

 

 

K3224 .O94 2017
Title: The Oxford handbook of citizenship / edited by Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Baub Irene Bloemraad, Maarten Vink.
Edition: First edition.
Publication info: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Subject: Citizenship.
Series: Oxford handbooks.


New Books in the Library – October 2017

November 16, 2017

Books acquired by the library in October a wide range of subjects: statelessness, copyright, human rights, bigamy, and contracts to name a few.  Here are some highlights.


GN495.6 .H34 2017
Title: The fateful triangle : race, ethnicity, nation / Stuart Hall ; edited by Kobena Mercer ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publication info: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
Subject: Ethnicity.
Subject: Nation-state and globalization.
Subject: Ethnocentrism.

 

 


K1420.5 .C43 2017
Title: Copyright users’ rights : contracts and the erosion of property / Pascale Chapdelaine.
Edition: First edition.
Publication info: Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Subject: Copyright.

 

 

 

KF250 .C53 2017
Title: Successful legal analysis and writing : the fundamentals / Christopher D. Soper, Cristina D. Lockwood, Bradley G. Clary, Pamela Lysaght.
Edition: Fourth edition.
Publication info: St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2017]
Subject: Legal composition.
Subject: Law–United States–Language.
Location: Reserves

 

 

KD3962 .R33 2017
Title: Britain and its internal others, 1750-1800 : under rule of law / Dana Y. Rabin.
Publication info: Manchester, United Kingdom : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Subject: Rule of law–Great Britain–History–18th century.
Series: Studies in imperialism.


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