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Presidential Recipes for Winter BreakDuring Winter Break rest, relax, and try some presidential recipes. Find these recipes in selected cookbooks on display in the New Books section of the Law Library.The Presidents’ Own White House Cookbook (Robert Jones ed., 1973).Ceil Dyer, The Carter Family Favorites Cookbook (1976).Favorite...

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History of the Council of Europe by Birte WassenbergWhat is the Council of Europe? Who founded it and why? How has it evolved since its inception after the end of World War II? What is its relationship to the European Union? Is it still relevant today? This first complete history follows the arc of the organization - from Winston Churchill’s call for Europe to unite in 1946, to the treaty that created the Council in 1949, through the period up to the Greek Crisis of 1969, through the Cold War and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and, finally, its...

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Buried Treasure: Finders, Keepers, and the Law by Cecil C. Kuhne, IIIA golden Buddha, Native American artifacts, sunken treasure, money in the mattress – this book is a compilation of 22 cases that illustrate the principles of the law relating to valuable finds. Each chapter describes the background of the parties and the subsequent litigation, in a concise, readable format. Finders, keepers? Maybe not . . .Law Library KF 713 .T7 K84 2013...

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The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran Edited by Saïd Amir Arjomand and Nathan J. Brown“A period of global experimentation with, and enthusiasm about, constitutionalism is either drawing to a close or, at best, entering a difficult phase.” This introduction sets the stage for a discussion of how the events of the last decade have slowed the nascent fervor for democracy and constitutional reform in the Middle East, and particularly how the rule of law in a democracy clashes with the structure of Islam.Law Library KMC 514 .R855 2013...

Foreign Law Guide

Foreign Law Guide will help you get started on your foreign law research by connecting you to a country-by-country guide providing an overview of the historical, political, and legal framework for each country. There are approximately 190 jurisdictional guides available that provide historical and current print and online sources of legal information, including legislation, statutory codes, and case law. The existence of English translations and selected references to secondary sources are also noted.In July of 2013, Marci Hoffman, Associate Director and International & Foreign Law Librarian...

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The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change by James E. MoliternoMuch has been written over the last decade regarding impending changes to the practice of law. This work explores how the legal profession has reacted poorly in the face of crisis, as illustrated by its reactions to the Watergate scandal, the rush of immigrants into the country in the early 20th Century, and to the threat of communism in the 1920s and 1950s. Professor Moliterno’s aim is to encourage the profession to look outward to society and culture to...

Revised Statutes of the Territory of Iowa Title Page

The HeinOnline State Statutes: A Historical Archive includes more than 1,600 volumes and nearly 2,000,000 pages of historical superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Coverage varies depending on jurisdiction, but dates back to 1717! Browse and search this collection by state, publication title and date. For the State of Iowa, the earliest publication included is the pre-statehood territorial laws, the Revised Statutes of the Territory of Iowa from 1843 through the Code of Iowa from 1946. This collection is a valuable complement to the...

Global Health and Human Rights Database Homepage

The Global Health and Human Rights Database launched October 24, 2013. The Lawyers Collective, a leading public interest NGO in India, and the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University partnered to create this new database that provides free access to judgments, national constitutions, and international and regional instruments. Watch the live webcast of the launch at the 68th session of the UN General Assembly:...

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The Lisbon Treaty came into effect in December of 2009 and promised to change how the EU protects fundamental rights. While change will come slowly, it will be felt in at least three ways: respect for human rights has become a foundational value of the EU; the EU must accede to the European Convention on Human Rights, adding an outside element to the discussions; and the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights is now binding on the EU, and will change the level of commitment of the EU to protecting and promoting fundamental rights. This book presents some of the post-Lisbon challenges posed to the EU as an entity. Law Library KJE 5132 .A8 P765 2013...

Exam Wordle

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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