New Books in the Library – November 2015

New Faculty Publication


The Business and Human Rights Landscape: Moving Forward, Looking Back

Bravo, Karen E. and Jena Martin (ed.)
HD2731 .B87 2016


bahrlThe adoption of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011 marked a watershed moment, establishing the first global standards for preventing human rights abuses by business. In light of this paradigm shift, The Business and Human Rights Landscape offers the most comprehensive analysis to date of the current legal framework. Its essential research tools include in-depth explorations of the UN Guiding Principles from both theoretical and practical standpoints, with case studies of the Rana Plaza building collapse and Kenyan resource extraction. Bookending current analyses are accounts of business and human rights from a historical perspective (discussing the colonial slave trade) and a forward-looking lens (analyzing labor’s role). Bringing together scholars from across the globe, this book represents essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, or future of business and human rights.

New Books


Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis

Krieger, Stefan H.
KF300 .E84 2015


elsEssential Lawyering Skills, Fifth Edition, provides concise, straightforward explanations of problem solving, interviewing, counseling, negotiation and fact analysis. Highly regarded in the field of lawyering skills, authors Stefan H. Krieger and Richard K. Neumann use numerous examples to illustrate new concepts, place topics in context, and engage student interest. The topic of professional responsibility is integrated throughout. Key Features: improved coverage of problem-solving skills Film-making techniques in legal storytelling; professional e-communications with clients and in negotiations Ethical issues in plea bargaining.

 

Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Randolph, Sherie M.
KF373.K45 R36 2015


ffkOften photographed in a cowboy hat with her middle finger held defiantly in the air, Florynce “Flo” Kennedy (1916–2000) left a vibrant legacy as a leader of the Black Power and feminist movements. In the first biography of Kennedy, Sherie M. Randolph traces the life and political influence of this strikingly bold and controversial radical activist. Rather than simply reacting to the predominantly white feminist movement, Kennedy brought the lessons of Black Power to white feminism and built bridges in the struggles against racism and sexism. Randolph narrates Kennedy’s progressive upbringing, her pathbreaking graduation from Columbia Law School, and her long career as a media-savvy activist, showing how Kennedy rose to founding roles in organizations such as the National Black Feminist Organization and the National Organization for Women, allying herself with both white and black activists such as Adam Clayton Powell, H. Rap Brown, Betty Friedan, and Shirley Chisholm.

Judging Free Speech: First Amendment Jurisprudence of U.S. Supreme Court Justices

KF9345 .J83 2015


jfsJudging Free Speech contains nine original essays by political scientists and legal scholars, each providing a comprehensive, yet concise and accessible overview of the free speech jurisprudence of a United States Supreme Court Justice. Analyzing the first amendment expressive freedom opinions of justices from the nineteen twenties through the twenty-first century, the essays go beyond simply identifying and explaining key animating themes that are particular to specific members of the Court. The contributors also demonstrate the way in which free speech jurisprudence has evolved over time. The volume covers Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., George Sutherland, Hugo L. Black, William J. Brennan, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Stephen Breyer.

The Law That Changed the Face of America: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

Orchowski, Margaret Sands
KF4806.61965 .O73 2015


ltctfoaThe year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1965—a landmark decision that made the United States the diverse nation it is today. In The Law that Changed the Face of America, congressional journalist and immigration expert Margaret Sands Orchowski delivers a never before told story of how immigration laws have moved in constant flux and revision throughout our nation’s history. Exploring the changing immigration environment of the twenty-first century, Orchowski discusses globalization, technology, terrorism, economic recession, and the expectations of the millennials. She also addresses the ever present U.S. debate about the roles of the various branches of government in immigration; and the often competitive interests between those who want to immigrate to the United States and the changing interests, values, ability, and right of our sovereign nation states to choose and welcome those immigrants who will best advance the country.

Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights

Ross, Catherine J.
KF4155.5 .R67 2015


licAmerican public schools often censor controversial student speech that the Constitution protects. Lessons in Censorship brings clarity to a bewildering array of court rulings that define the speech rights of young citizens in the school setting. Catherine J. Ross examines disputes that have erupted in our schools and courts over the civil rights movement, war and peace, rights for LGBTs, abortion, immigration, evangelical proselytizing, and the Confederate flag. She argues that the failure of schools to respect civil liberties betrays their educational mission and threatens democracy.

Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist

Hassan, Amina
KF373.M5315 H37 2015


lmLoren Miller was one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s through the early 1960s, particularly in the fields of housing and education. With co-counsel Thurgood Marshall, he argued two landmark civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, whose decisions effectively abolished racially restrictive housing covenants. One of these cases, Shelley v. Kraemer (1948), is taught in nearly every American law school today. Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist recovers this remarkable figure from the margins of history and for the first time fully reveals his life for what it was: an extraordinary American story and a critical chapter in the annals of racial justice.

Born the son of a former slave and a white midwesterner in 1903, Loren Miller lived the quintessential American success story, both by rising from rural poverty to a position of power and influence and by blazing his own path. Author Amina Hassan reveals Miller as a fearless critic of the powerful and an ardent debater whose acid wit was known to burn “holes in the toughest skin and eat right through double-talk, hypocrisy, and posturing.”

As a freshly minted member of the bar who preferred political activism and writing to the law, Miller set out for Los Angeles from Kansas in 1929. Hassan describes his early career as a fiery radical journalist, as well as his ownership of the California Eagle, one of the longest-running African American newspapers in the West. In his work with the California branch of the ACLU, Miller sought to halt the internment of West Coast Japanese citizens, helped integrate the U.S. military and the Los Angeles Fire Department, and defended Black Muslims arrested in a deadly street battle with the LAPD. Hassan charts Miller’s ceaseless commitment to improving the lives of Americans regardless of their race or ethnicity. In 1964, Governor Edmund G. Brown appointed Miller as a Municipal Court justice for Los Angeles County.

Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000

Parker, Kunal Madhukar
K3791 .C67 2015


mfThis book reconceptualizes the history of U.S. immigration and citizenship law from the colonial period to the beginning of the twenty-first century by joining the histories of immigrants to those of Native Americans, African Americans, women, Asian Americans, Latino/a Americans, and the poor. Kunal Parker argues that during the earliest stages of American history, being legally constructed as a foreigner, along with being subjected to restrictions on presence and movement, was not confined to those who sought to enter the country from the outside, but was also used against those on the inside. Insiders thus shared important legal disabilities with outsiders. It is only over the course of four centuries, with the spread of formal and substantive citizenship among the domestic population, a hardening distinction between citizen and alien, and the rise of a powerful centralized state, that the uniquely disabled legal subject we recognize today as the immigrant has emerged. The book advances new ways of understanding the relationship between foreignness and subordination over the long span of American history.

A Parent-Partner Status for American Family Law

Weiner, Merle H.
KF540 .W45 2015


ppsfaflDespite the fact that becoming a parent is a pivotal event, the birth or adoption of a child has little significance for parents’ legal relationship to each other. Instead, the law relies upon marriage, domestic partnerships, and contracts to set the parameters of parents’ legal relationship. With over forty percent of American children born to unwed mothers and consistently high rates of divorce, this book argues that the law’s current approach to regulating parental relationships is outdated. A new legal and social structure is needed to guide parents so they act as supportive partners and to deter uncommitted couples from having children. This book is the first of its kind to propose a new “parent-partner” status within family law. Included are a detailed discussion of the benefits of the status as well as specific recommendations for legal obligations.

Should You Really Be a Lawyer?: The Guide to Smart Career Choices before, during & after Law School

Schneider, Deborah
KF297 .S36 2015


syrbalAre you making the right decision to get into–or remain–in law? Whether you’re a prospective law student, a current law student, or even a practicing lawyer, the decision to enter–or remain–in law ranks among the biggest career decisions you’ll ever make. From the latest research on decision-making, authors Deborah Schneider and Gary Belsky have written a unique career-building guide that will help you evaluate and answer the most basic question facing you now: Should you really be a lawyer?

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