1000 Days to the Bar

2010, Legal Education, Legal Profession editor

But the Practice of Law Begins Now
Second Edition
By: Dennis Tonsing

This outstanding second edition teaches law students how to achieve their personal best in law school. Tonsing provides students with a fresh and novel approach to the study of law, explaining the relationship between the professional practice of law and the actual practices students must perform to achieve their weekly objectives.

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Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2010

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Acing Your First Year of Law School

2010, Legal Education, Legal Profession editor

The Ten Steps to Success You Won’t Learn in Class
Second Edition
By: Shana Connell Noyes and Henry S. Noyes

This second edition will get you started off on the right track in law school. Not only will you learn what you need to know to succeed, you will also learn what you don’t need to know so that you can stop wasting your time on trivial things in your first year. There is a lot to master in law school and this book will teach you how to learn it all more efficiently
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Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger

2010, Civil Procedure, Legal Education, Legal Research Guides editor

Litigation Documents:
A Documentary History of Affirmative Action in Higher Education
Edited and Compiled by: Roy Mersky and Kumar Percy Jayasuriya

This work catalogs the history of affirmative action in the higher education realm, focusing primarily on the cases of Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger. Affirmative action has long been and continues to be a hot topic in the United States. This book contains a collection of all briefs submitted to the Supreme Court, the transcripts of the two Supreme Court oral arguments, the lower court opinions, and the final decisions of the two cases. This compilation is intended as a learning tool as well as a historical record.

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Physician-Assisted Death:

2010, Legal Education, Legal Research Guides, Medical Jurisprudence editor

Four Views on the Issue of Legalizing PAD: A Legal Research Guide
By: Candle M. Wester-Mittan

The issues surrounding physician-assisted death (PAD) are not new to the legal areana. However, with the enactment of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, more attention has been focused on the subject of legalizing PAD during the past decade. Oregon is truly a minority in the United States by allowing legalized PAD. The majority of states have legislation that clearly sets forth they do not condone or authorize assisted death. This issue of PAD is not limited to the United States. Views both for and against the legalization of PAD can be noted in various international communities.

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State of the Federal Judiciary

2010, Judicial Administration, Political Science editor

Annual Reports of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Introduction by: Shelley L. Dowling

Beginning with Chief Justice Warren Burger’s first annual report in 1970, this important collection offers a historical overview of the accomplishments, as well as the needs and goals, of the federal judiciary. Each year, the annual reports are used as a forum by the Chief Justice to detail the current condition of the federal judiciary through caseload statistics, committee accomplishments, and enacted, as well as pending, legislation that affects the courts. In addition, the reports provide a forum for a discussion of the management of the federal courts, providing all the issues that should be evaluated in the coming years.

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Cases and Materials on U.S. Law and National Security

2010, Criminal Justice, Political Science editor

Second Edition
By: Ronald Sievert

The cases presented and analyzed were chosen with an eye to their impact on U.S. policy and have evolved from some of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century, including the Japanese exclusion in WWII, the prosecution of the Rosenbergs and Wen Ho Lee, the investigation of the first bombing of the World Trade Center, the trials of Manuel Noriega, Oliver North and Timothy McVeigh, among others. This edition also includes notes and cases related to the USA Patriot Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, NSA surveillance, the Military Commissions Act, Guantanamo, coercive interrogation and the designation and rights of enemy combatants. This edition is clearly organized with chapters on the national security offenses of treason,

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The American Doctrine of Judicial Supremacy

2010, Political Science editor

By: Charles Grove Haines

The purpose of this work is to present in brief form the history, scope and results of judicial control over legislation in the United States. Here, Haines has traced the history of the unique American Doctrine, its bases and sources, the conflict over its establishments and maintenance, and its scope. He does this in three parts:
  • Nature of the American Doctrine
  • Development of Judicial Supremacy
  • Practice of Declaring Laws Invalid

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Originally Published: New York; The MacMillan Company; 1914
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And Justice for All

2010, Criminal Justice, Criminal Law and Procedure, Political Science editor

By: William M. Kunstler

In this work, Kunstler explores ten criminal trials, including the cases of Mary Surrat, Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs, and Sacco and Vanzetti, illuminating for the reader the overwhelming influence of societal attitudes working against the defendants in each case within a particular point in history. Inasmuch as our legal system wishes to preserve the idea of “innocent until proven guilty,” Kunstler provides a sound argument for the unfortunate effect of society’s perception on the outcome of many of the most famous criminal trials in history. And Justice for All would be a wonderful addition to any trials collection.

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Originally Published: Dobbs Ferry;

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Modern Democracies

2010, Political Science editor

By: James Bryce

This in-depth, comparative study of the great democracies of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is an excellent addition to any legal history collection. Lord Bryce analyzed the religions, art, industry, inner workings, and structure of such governments as the United States, Canada, Switzerland, France and Australia. With more than 100 representative assemblies working simultaneously around the world at the time of original publication, Modern Democracies was invaluable in comparing their similarities and differences.

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Originally Published: New York; The MacMillian Company;

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Confidence in the Courtroom

2010, Criminal Law and Procedure, Judicial Administration editor

Understanding the Federal Rules of Evidence
By: James Headley and Corey Osborn

Confidence in the Courtroom is a practical guide to understanding the federal rules of evidence and how they are applied. Lawyers have a responsibility to introduce evidence that helps their client and to prevent opponents from introducing evidence that is improper. The judge, the person determining what evidence is admitted and what evidence is not, uses legal reasoning to apply the rules of evidence to the facts of the case. Understanding how legal professionals think and they way they analyze problems will help readers communicate effectively with the judge and get the evidentiary rulings they want.

This work is designed to introduce the process of legal reasoning and the basic principles of evidence to anyone preparing for trial.

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