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Professor Bezanson

Professor Randall P. Bezanson, David H. Vernon Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law, passed away January 25 after a long illness. His scholarship spanned the fields of administrative law, constitutional law, first amendment theory, defamation and privacy law, law and medicine, and the history of freedom of the press.

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Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge by Frederic BlockHaving begun his law career over 50 years ago in a small-town private practice, Judge Block has had plenty of experience on the bench. Over the years, he's contended with unethical local government practices, a police brutality case, and his own inner struggles with "mak rich people richer," a trend that eventually prompted him to welcome his promotion to federal judge, a position granted him by then-President Bill Clinton. Here, he addresses everything from his family life...

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Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Licensing consists of 19 contributions from international experts. The focus goes beyond patents to include all key IP assets as well as selected country-specific discussions. Articles related to specific intellectual property licensing policies address such topics as authors' transfer and license contracts under US copyright law, a European view of copyright licensing, software contracts, open source software licensing, and licensing of trade secrets and know-how, among other topics. The section on common...

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Following World War II, there were many war crime trials in both the former European and Pacific theatres of war. The University of Iowa Law Library has extensive print, online, and microform resources dealing with post-World War II Axis war crime trials involving Germany and Japan. Please see this legal research guide, War Crimes, to the Law Library’s post-World War II war crimes collections.Print resources include bound volumes of primary law (international statutes and war crime tribunal trial...

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The Paradox of Gender Equality: How American Women’s Groups Gained and Lost their Public Voice by Kristin A. GossAlthough citizenship and democracy are often cast as lofty notions in tomes of political philosophy, it is vital to have academic scholarship that also addresses the individual and collective actors who have actually advanced these concepts in the US. In a thoughtful, data-driven study of congressional testimony, Goss (Duke Univ.) accomplishes this aim by exploring women's collective participation in American political and public life from the end of...

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Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights, No Pants Rides, and Other Shenanigans by Ruth CarterIf you haven’t seen the YouTube video of the Copenhagen Philharmonic performing Ravel’s Bolero in the Copenhagen Central Station, I recommend it – that video will give you a flavor of a flash mob. In this book, by Ruth Carter, she explains what a flash mob is and explores the various aspects of law that may be involved when a flash mob gives a performance, such as intellectual property, torts, criminal law, evidence, and the...

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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...

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