Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Professor Rogoff Publishes New Book on French Constitutional Law

French Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials is a new book published by University of Maine School of Law professor, Martin A. Rogoff. In this book, Professor Rogoff analyzes the decisions of the Constitutional Council and Council of State, significant laws, important reports, and a variety of French legal writings (many translated into English for the first time). These materials are accompanied by commentary, notes, and readings from secondary sources, including a generous sampling of extracts from historical and philosophical texts, to permit an understanding of the French constitutional system in context. The aim of the book is to present French constitutional law from a French perspective to understand how the French think about constitutional law and its practice.

Please contact the Circulation Department if you would like to check this book out.

In The Library Stacks

The Following are just some of the new books we have added to our collection. Please contact the Circulation Department if you would like to check any of these out.

Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting On Law Review by Eugene Volokh

In this book the author provides advice to current and aspiring law students that will hone their writing, a lawyer's most important skill. This book offers smart advice on how to write better and avoid common errors such as wordiness, unduly harsh criticism, and overly technical language. A good student article can get you a high grade, a good law review editorial board position, and a publication credit. These credentials can in turn help get you jobs, clerkships, and-if you're so inclined-teaching positions.

The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research Edited by Peter Cane and Herbert Kritzer

The empirical study of law, legal systems and legal institutions is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and important intellectual developments in the modern history of legal research. Motivated by a conviction that legal phenomena can and should be understood not only in normative terms but also as social practices of political, economic and ethical significance, empirical legal researchers have used quantitative and qualitative methods to illuminate many aspects of law's meaning, operation and impact. In the 43 chapters of The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research leading scholars provide accessible and original discussions of the history, aims and methods of empirical research about law, as well as its achievements and potential.

Women and the Law Stories Edited by Elizabeth M. Schneider & Stephanie M. Wildman

This book examines landmark cases establishing women’s legal rights. Each chapter discusses a case and examines the litigants, history, parties, strategies, and theoretical implications. Subject areas covered are common to many women and law casebooks, including history, constitutional law, reproductive freedom, the workplace, the family, and women in the legal profession, domestic violence, and rape.

Student Speech on the Internet: The Role of First Amendment Protections by Jesulon S. R. Gibbs

Student speech on the Internet, cyber speech, which occurs while off-campus is a growing concern for K-12 public school officials. Parents and students have claimed that First Amendment violations occur when school officials discipline students for their speech occurring off-campus on the Internet using a personal computer and personal Internet services. However, courts vary on the applicable legal standard for cases of off-campus student Internet speech since no specific U.S. Supreme Court ruling governs the question. Therefore, courts, school administrators, and legal scholars are re-examining the notion of students' rights to freedom of speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment in the modern Internet and bullying era. Gibbs includes a recommended framework for addressing off-campus student cyber speech based upon the database of cases studied.

Library Hours for Spring Break

While the students are on spring break, the Library has shortened its hours. They are:

Monday, March 7th – Saturday, March 12th
8 am – 5 pm

Sunday, March 13th
10 am – 11 pm

Enjoy your break everyone!