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Social Media: Legal Risk & Corporate Policy by Adam I. Cohen“Lawyers and jurists, corporate policymakers, and government regulatory agencies have only just begun to address the practical business and legal risk issues raised by the proliferation of social media channels and content. This book explores the implications suggested by the precursors of a forthcoming tidal wave of social media-related civil litigation, the spectrum of potential corporate policy approaches to reducing the risks inherent in social media use, and the social media services...

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American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment by Gerard N. MaglioccaJohn Bingham was the architect of the rebirth of the United States following the Civil War. A leading antislavery lawyer and congressman from Ohio, Bingham wrote the most important part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees fundamental rights and equality to all Americans. He was also at the center of two of the greatest trials in history, giving the closing argument in the military prosecution of John Wilkes Booth’s co-...

Different research systems have different policies regarding the use of your student accounts over the summer months or after graduation.Bloomberg LawBloomberg Law allows you to use your student account through the summer, with no restrictions on content or type of work. Your Bloomberg Law account is also available for up to six months after graduation. LexisStudents may use their Lexis Advance accounts through the summer, with no restrictions on content or type of work. Graduating students may continue to use their Lexis Advance accounts through July, and have the option to extend access through the end of 2014. If you are a graduating student and would like to request extended access, you...

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How Can You Represent Those People? Edited by Abbe Smith & Monroe H. FreedmanThis book is a collection of essays, written by a diverse group of lawyers, offering a response to the “Cocktail Party Question” asked of every criminal lawyer: how do you represent guilty criminals? Authors include Barbara Babcock, Angela J. Davis, Vida B. Johnson, Alan M. Dershowitz, and Joseph Marguilies.Law Library KF 9656 .H69 2013

Controversies: A Legal and Ethical History of Photography

Controversies: A Legal and Ethical History of Photography. Daniel Giradin and Christian PirkerSince its invention in 1839, photography has often been at the center of important ethical debates and sensational trials, and photographers have frequently had to undergo censorship or manipulation of their work (sometimes with important repercussions for their reputations). This volume brings together a wide range of images, from the early days of photography to the present, that have been the focus of controversy or of legal proceedings. Some of these pictures are...

Join the Law Library staff and Career Services for a discussion about how to prepare for and get the most out of your summer experience! Topics that will be discussed include using your employers' research tools (i.e., Westlaw, etc.), networking over the summer, asking for feedback from your employer, and what to do if you make a mistake, among others.April 10, 1:10, Room 225, immediately following the Journals meeting.Lunch/treats will be provided! Please RSVP in Symplicity. Also keep an eye out this month for summer associate training sessions presented by Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law:Bloomberg Law: Prepare to PracticeFriday, April 4, Room 275Register on the...

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Kelsen Revisited: New Essays on the Pure Theory of Law. Edited by Luis Duarte d'Almeida, John Gardner and Leslie GreenForty years after his death, Hans Kelsen (1881 - 1973) remains one of the most discussed and influential legal philosophers of our time. This collection of new essays takes Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law as a stimulus, aiming to move forward the debate on several central issues in contemporary jurisprudence. The essays in Part I address legal validity, the normativity of law, and Kelsen's famous but puzzling idea of a legal system's 'basic norm'....

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Legal Emblems and the Art of Law: Obiter Depicta as the Vision of Governance by Peter GoodrichThe history of the legal emblem has not been written. A seemingly fortuitous invention of the humanist lawyer Andrea Alciato in 1531, the emblem book is an extraordinary pictorial turn in the early history of publishing and in the emergence of modern law. The preponderance of juridical and normative themes, of images of rule and infraction, of obedience and error in the emblem books is critical to their purpose and interest. It is no accident that the history of this...

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How does the world view the U.S. legal and constitutional system? We might say: inaccurately, at least when it comes to facts. After all, thanks to U.S. visual media, many foreigners think the Miranda Rights are found verbatim in the U.S. Constitution.The quality of the world’s views is a different matter altogether. In his book Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Time, the late Austrian polymath Erik [Ritter von] Kuehnelt-Leddihn delighted in quoting the following interchange as illustrative of America’s...

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Reflections on Judging by Richard PosnerPosner (circuit judge, U.S. Court of Appeals) uses his judicial experience as a platform for an in-depth discussion of the challenges facing the federal judiciary, chief among them the growing complexity of federal cases. He examines the impact of complexity as it pertains to the subject matter of cases being heard and as it exists in courts' own systems, habits, and traditions. He analyzes the difference between legal formalism (adherence to established principles for interpretation of laws and the Constitution) and...

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