Sharia (Islamic Law) in the Contemporary World: A Legal Research Guide

Legal Research Guides, New Book Breanne Callahan

  • First and only research guide of its kind
  • A comprehensive bibliography of essential academic literature on Sharia law
  • Unravels the complex theories, principles, and rules of Islamic jurisprudence
  • Perfect for students, professors, or anyone studying Sharia’s impact on a wide variety of national and international legal issues

About This Title

Sharia (Islamic Law) is one of the most established and controversial legal systems in the world. The literal meaning of Sharia is “the way to the watering hole” and is Islam’s prescribed way (or set of guidelines) for living morally and achieving salvation.

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California Administrative Law: A Legal Research Guide

Legal Research Guides, New Book Breanne Callahan

  • Practical step-by-step guide for tracking proposed regulations, locating administrative decisions, and researching California regulatory history tasks
  • Learn how to quickly and effectively retrieve hard-to-find materials available only in print and microfiche
  • Perfect for law librarians, attorneys, and law students researching California regulations, administrative decisions, and other materials

About This Title

California administrative law research can baffle new associates and experienced librarians alike. Sources are scattered across websites, print, and microfiche, with many major sources available only by contacting the state archives or finding a library with enough foresight to purchase duplicate print copies.

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Right to Be Forgotten: A Legal Research Guide

Legal Research Guides, New Book Lauren Mattiuzzo

  • First and only resource of its kind!
  • Concisely and clearly explains the brand-new legal concept of the right to be ‘erased’
  • Practical guide for lawyers, students, and tech companies
  • Locate essential primary and secondary sources on this emerging global topic

About This Title

The “right to be forgotten” is a brand-new legal concept. Also known as the right to erasure or to be delisted, the right to be forgotten came into legal existence when the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its decision on May 13,

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Nonprofit Organizations Law: A Legal Research Guide

Hein Cites, Legal Research Guides, New Book Lauren Mattiuzzo

  • Only resource of its kind!
  • Provides an essential bibliography of primary and secondary sources on this
    growing topic
  • Perfect for lawyers, law students, librarians, and nonprofit organization researchers
  • Includes up-to-date information on all aspects of nonprofit sector, including
    federal tax legislation
  • Convenient, comprehensive and concise—easy to use for researchers

About This Title

The nonprofit sector of American society continues to be an increasingly important part of the United States economy,

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In the News: Physician-Assisted Suicide

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On Friday, February 6th, Canada’s supreme court overturned the ban of physician-assisted suicide in the country. The court said the law denies people the right “to make decisions concerning their bodily integrity and medical care” and leaves them “to endure intolerable suffering.”

The ruling includes several provisions:

  • Patients must be competent adults who clearly consent to terminating their life.
  • They must be suffering from “a grievous and irremediable medical condition … that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable.”
  • Physicians cannot be compelled to assist those who want to die.

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Canada isn’t the only one looking to pass legislation on this topic.

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NOW AVAILABLE – Environmental Justice: A Legal Research Guide

Legal Research Guides, New Book jstanley

The most comprehensive guide to researching environmental justice and the evolution of geographic equity


Relevant to the study of environmental justice, this guide:
● Introduces resources
● Provides information on where to begin research
● Offers an opportunity for advanced legal research
● And much more!

Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. There has not always been geographic equity in the protection of the environment and there are concerns that areas with few resources have been more exposed to environmental hazards.

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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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