Featured Acquisitions - August 2012


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Professional Real Estate Development: The ULI Guide to the Business by Richard B. Peiser with Anne B. Frej
Washington, DC: ULI the Urban Land Institute, 2003
HD1390 .P45 2003 Basement

This basic primer covers the nuts and bolts of developing multifamily, office, retail, and industrial projects. Small-scale examples are ideal for anyone new to real estate development.




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The Common Law of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver edited by Catherine W. Ng, Lionel Bently and Giuseppina D'Agostino
Oxford; Portland, Ore.: Hart Pub., 2010
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This festschrift was written in honor of David Vaver, who recently retired as Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law and Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at the University of Oxford. The essays, written by some of the world's leading academics, practitioners, and judges in the field of intellectual property law, take as their starting point the common assumption that the patent, copyright, and trade mark laws within members of the 'common law family' (Australia, Canada, Israel, Singapore, South Africa, the UK, the US, etc.) share some sort of common tradition. The contributors examine, in relation to particular topics, the extent to which such a shared view of the field exists in the face of other forces that are producing divergence. The essays discuss, inter alia, issues concerning court practices, the medical treatment exception, non-obviousness and sufficiency in patent law, originality and exceptions in copyright law, unfair competition law, and cross-border goodwill and dilution in trade mark law.


Murder at Broad River Bridge: The Slaying of Lemuel Penn by Members of the Ku Klux Klan by Bill Shipp
Atlanta, Ga.: Peachtree Publishers, 1981
HS2330.K63 S48 1981 Basement

Every word of this masterpiece of reportorial reconstruction hits like a hammer. Mr. Shipp gives us, with shattering power, the true story of how a good, innocent, “uninvolved” man was killed in backcountry Georgia during the Civil Rights turbulence of the mid-Sixties. Lieutenant Colonel Lemuel Penn was black. He was wiped out by hatred – Klan hatred, cave man hatred, reasonless brute evil. And what crushed him that year flourishes today, stronger, more arrogant than ever – a spreading stain on the fabric of the Eighties.
Not since Wiliam Faulkner’s Dry September has there been a better evocation of blind and lawless force, and the story mask of protective patriotism it hides behind. But this is no fiction. It is awesomely researched fact with overtones which in a terrorist-threatened society ring to the corners of the earth. To read Murder at Broad River Bridge is to know with deep shock that it could be dated today, tonight, tomorrow. It is a vastly moving documentary drama. And as it unfolds, step by terrible step, it becomes more – a fire bell in the night, calling us awake to deal with the beast on our doorstep.

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“The Ideal Place – for the Establishment of a Great Law School”: History of Washburn Law School, 1903-2003 by James M. Concannon
Topeka, Kan.: Washburn University School of Law Alumni Association, 2012
KF292.W273 C66 2012 Balcony

A history of the Washburn Law School published in its centennial celebration.



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The Proper Tax Base: Structural Fairness from an International and Comparative Perspective – Essays in Honor of Paul McDaniel edited by Variv Brauner and Martin J. McMahon, Jr.
Alphen aan der Rijn, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International; Frederick, MD 2012
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Virtually all objections to taxation schemes spring from perceptions of unfairness. Is tax fairness possible? The question is certainly worth investigating in depth, and that is the purpose of this book. Today, as governments are busily making new tax rules in the wake of staggering budget deficits, is perhaps an appropriate time to pay heed to fairness so it can be incorporated as far as possible into tax reform. With twelve contributions from some of the world's most respected international tax experts--including the late Paul McDaniel, in whose honor these essays were assembled--this invaluable book focuses on tax expenditure analysis, the quest for a just income tax, and division and/or harmonization of the income tax base among jurisdictions.
Specific ongoing reforms in the United States, Australia, and other countries' as well a detailed analysis of the EU's proposed common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) are also examined for fairness. As a timely, high-quality resource that effectively tackles an array of salient issues, this is a book that will be read and studied by tax practitioners, corporate tax experts, government tax policy makers, advisers and consultants on the reform and design of tax systems, and international organizations involved in standard setting related to tax administration, as well as academics and researchers.


Yearbook of International Environmental Law, volume 21 edited by Gunther Handl
London; Boston: Graham and Trotman, 1991
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The 21st volume of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law, covering the year 2010.

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The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community by Peter Katz
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994
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The move to liveable communities--ideal ``small towns'' and neighborhoods where people work, live, play, and walk from place to place--is on. Profit from what a visionary group of architects leading this movement has learned about designing new ``small towns'' in Peter Katz's The New Urbanism. You'll discover the amazing potential for this kind of work as well as case studies, site plans, project analyses, and 180 beautiful photographs. This unique reference also tackles--and answers--the critical issues of crime, health, traffic, environmental degradation, and economic vitality and opens a startling window on the look and feel of future communities. Every designer can profit from this guide to building the utopias of tomorrow--today!

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Lawyer, Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strength and Weaknesses by Susan Swaim Daicoff
Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2004
KF300.Z9 D35 2004 Balcony

This book reviews forty years' worth of empirical studies on lawyers and law students and how to identify themselves with the profile and personality of the typical lawyer; if they do not fit this profile, the book suggests how atypical lawyers can practice law most successfully and satisfactorily. It concludes that there is a set of eight-ten personality traits that differentiates lawyers from others.

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Unfair to Genius: The Strange and Litigious Career of Ira B. Arnstein by Gary A. Rosen
Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012
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The long and tortured career of Ira B. Arnstein, "the unrivaled king of copyright infringement plaintiffs," opens a curious window into the evolution of copyright law in the United States. As Gary A. Rosen shows in this frequently funny and always entertaining history, the litigious Arnstein was a trenchant observer and most improbable participant in the transformation of not just copyright, but of American popular music itself.
A musical prodigy in the late nineteenth century, Arnstein performed as a boy soprano at the famous 1893 "White City" exhibition in Chicago. He grew up to be a composer of moderate accomplishment, but by the mid-1920s his fortunes had reversed in the face of changing tastes and times. Embittered and confused, he became convinced that he was the victim of a conspiracy to steal his music and set out on a three-decade-long campaign to prove it, suing most of the major players in the popular music industry of his day.
Although Arnstein never won a case, Rosen shows that the decisions rendered ultimately defined some of the basic parameters of copyright law. His most consequential case, against a dumbfounded Cole Porter, established precedents that have provided the foundation for successful suits against George Harrison, Michael Bolton, and many others.
Unfair to Genius alternates the stories of Arnstein and a colorful cast of supporting characters with a fascinating account of the economic, technological, and legal forces of the first half of the twentieth century that shifted the balance of power from the mercenary music publishers of Tin Pan Alley to the composers and lyricists who wrote the Great American Songbook.

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Louis D. Brandeis’s MIT Lectures on Law (1892-1894) edited by Robert F. Cochran, Jr.
Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2012
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Between 1892 and 1896, Louis Brandeis taught a course on law to undergraduates at MIT. At that time, Brandeis had been practicing law for 15 years, was head of one of the most successful law firms in the country, and had begun the public interest advocacy for which he would soon earn the title ''The People's Lawyer.'' A few years earlier, he had published the Harvard Law Review ''Right to Privacy'' (1890) article later identified by William Prosser as the most influential law review article.
In Brandeis's opening course lecture, he argues that knowledge of the law is ''an essential part of a liberal education'' and ''of great practical value to men engaged in active life.'' In the lectures, Brandeis presents his views of areas of law in which he would lead the country over the next five decades as activist lawyer and Supreme Court justice — anti-trust, labor, privacy, criminal procedure, legal ethics, legislation, evidence, the judicial role, and jurisprudence. In some areas, we see the foundations of Brandeis's later work. In others, we find Brandeis taking positions that were the opposite of those he would take in the future. We see a mind at work and a mind in transition. Twenty years later, reflecting on the course, Brandeis said, ''Those talks at Tech marked an epoch in my own career.''