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I know what you’re thinking – you’ve been so busy with preparing for class, keeping up with research and writing, participating in law school and other activities – do I really understand how it all fits together? Do I really grasp “holder in due course?” The rule against perpetuities? Piercing the corporate veil? How do I put it together?One way to put it together is through study aids. UCC: Examples & Explanations, Understanding Property Law, a hornbook on the law of corporations – these are the types of study aids that are available in the Law Library that organize and explain various topics of law. Sometimes, all it takes is reading a portion of a chapter to bring...

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From Myra Bradwell to Belva Lockwood, along with several others, women of the 19th Century have paved the way for women to practice law in the United States. Prof. Norgren chronicles their lives and provides a history of women in the law through their trials and tribulations. Law Library KF 367 .N67 2013Monthly New Acquisitions

Foreign, Comparative, and International Law (FCIL) poses all sorts of challenges for U.S. law students and practitioners. Foreign and comparative legal issues involve the law of other jurisdictions or types of foreign law (e.g., domestic relations law) compared across foreign jurisdictions. International law, on the other hand, is the law of relationships between and among nations, international organizations (e.g., the United Nations; the European Union), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). FCIL terminology gets even more confusing when “international law” (the common law usage) gets broken down into “public international law” (civil law argot for international law) and “private...

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PDFs of historical federal and state case law are available in HeinOnline’s Early American Case Law Collection. This collection includes the 30 volume set Federal Cases Comprising Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit and District Courts of the United States from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Federal Reporter, Arranged Alphabetically by the Titles of the Cases, and Numbered Consecutively, which consists of more than 20,000 cases from 1789 to 1880 arranged alphabetically by case name. Historical state case law is available in the Trinity Series, which consists of...

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The authors provide a short history of fair use and copyright law in order to champion fair use best practices in the digital era. They discuss how courts have interpreted fair use, and how documentary filmmakers have created a model for best practices in fair use. Law Library KF 3020 .A944 2011Monthly New Acquisitions

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In this long essay, Mr. Hill, a novelist, replies to a man who intends to burn his novel, “The Book of Negroes,” because he feels the title of the book is offensive to former slaves and their descendants. Mr. Hill’s book is about American slaves coming to Canada after the American Revolutionary War seeking freedom; the novel’s title comes from a ship’s log with that title. Mr. Hill defends his choice of title as a means of opening a dialogue about this important time in history, and decries the use of book burning as a means of intimidating authors and publishers. Law Library Z 659 .H55 2013...

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Linda Darling presents the history of the “circle of justice,” a concept that provides the foundation for some Middle Eastern societies’ political power, military strength, prosperity, and good administration.  Despite its falling out of modern political thought and speech, Darling shows how the circle of justice may be found in the Iranian Revolution and the rise of the Islamist movement throughout the Middle East today.Monthly New Acquisitions

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Iowa Law students should plan on attending the Lexis research training sessions (with lunch) this month with Kendra Campbell.Advance Your Search Results will be held on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 in Levitt Auditorium. This session will focus on how to efficiently search on Lexis Advance. Sign up today:11:45 AM – 12:15 PM  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4EAFA62EA2FE3-advance12:30 PM – 1:00 PM...

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Researchers searching for historical or superseded foreign statutory codes can locate this information in the Law Library’s new database Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970. This new collection provides access to superseded statutory codes for Northern, Western, and Eastern European countries, as well as commentaries on and analysis of the codes. Statutory codes are available in English, Dutch, French, German, Irish, and Italian. This collection compliments Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600 -1926 which provides access to an invaluable...

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For anyone who thinks the fight for freedom of speech is over, Winston presents the case that peoples and nations are encroaching on freedom of speech. He lays out compelling arguments for reform and refinement to preserve free speech.Monthly New Acquisitions

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