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The Songs Of Other Birds, Anya Bernstein Jan 2018

The Songs Of Other Birds, Anya Bernstein

Contributions to Books

Published as Chapter 14 in Insiders, Outsiders, Injuries, and Law: Revisiting The Oven Bird’s Song, Mary Nell Trautner, ed..

In this essay, written for a volume that re-engages with David Engel's classic article, The Oven Bird's Song, I consider how we decide how to situate what we encounter in our research. Comparing the findings of my own research in Taipei with Engel's work in Thailand and America, I ask how we can decide to give different interpretations of seemingly similar social phenomena -- specifically, our interlocutors' evident distaste for invoking the law.

Although many of my interlocutors ...


Comparative Law In Africa: Methodologies And Concepts, Christian N. Okeke Jan 2015

Comparative Law In Africa: Methodologies And Concepts, Christian N. Okeke

Book Chapters by GGU Law Authors

Author of Chapter 3: "Methodological Approaches to Comparative Legal Studies in Africa."

Comparative Law in Africa: Methodologies and Concepts is the outcome of a workshop held in 2012. Its aim is to contextualise comparative legal studies in the African continent, with the ultimate goal of paving the way for the development of a comparative methodology specifically addressed to Africa. The studies presented in this volume offer different views and perspectives around the main theme of how to methodologically approach comparative legal studies in Africa, and how to properly take into consideration all the different layers composing the African legal systems ...


International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Fall 2013, Int'l & Comp. Law Program Oct 2013

International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Fall 2013, Int'l & Comp. Law Program

International & Comparative Law Perspectives

No abstract provided.


Global Issues In Immigration Law, Raquel Aldana, Won Kidane, Beth Lyon, Karla M. Mckanders Jan 2013

Global Issues In Immigration Law, Raquel Aldana, Won Kidane, Beth Lyon, Karla M. Mckanders

McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials

This title is designed to introduce comparative and international perspectives to the study of immigration law and policy. Topics include an introductory discussion of comparative versus international law and the relevance of both to U.S. Jurisprudence; a comprehensive overview of international migration multilateral and bilateral regimes; glimpses into the immigration law and practices of Mexico, Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom, France, and Spain; and a final part that examines international norms on freedom of movement, the right to nationality, policing, living conditions, immigrant workers and anti-terrorism law.


Los Juristas Académicos De Venezuela: Historia Institucional Y Biografía Colectiva, Rogelio Pérez Perdomo Jan 2013

Los Juristas Académicos De Venezuela: Historia Institucional Y Biografía Colectiva, Rogelio Pérez Perdomo

Faculty Books

Indice:
Capítulo 1. El estudio histórico-social de los juristas académicos: producción intelectual y papel político.
Capítulo 2. La independencia y la construcción inicial del estado (1800-1847).
Capítulo 3. Tiempos de disgregación y autoritarismo (1848-1958).
Capítulo 4. Institucionalización de la investigación y sus límites (1959-2012).
Capítulo 5. Conocimiento, política y revolución. - Apéndice: Mini biografías de los juristas académicos analizados.
Referencias.


Florida's First Constitution, M C. Mirow Jan 2012

Florida's First Constitution, M C. Mirow

Faculty Books

The central square of St. Augustine, Florida, the Plaza de la Constitución, is not named for the United States Constitution. Instead, its name comes from Florida’s first constitution, the Spanish Constitution of Cádiz of 1812. Daily political life in Florida’s Spanish colonial cities was governed by this document, and cities like St. Augustine ordered their activities around the requirements, rights, and duties expressed in this constitution. The Constitution of Cádiz was the first truly transatlantic constitution because it applied to the entire Spanish empire, of which St. Augustine and Pensacola were just a part. It was drafted by ...


Refugee Law And Policy: A Comparative And International Approach, Jennifer Moore, Karen Musalo, Richard A. Boswell Jan 2011

Refugee Law And Policy: A Comparative And International Approach, Jennifer Moore, Karen Musalo, Richard A. Boswell

Faculty Book Display Case

The fourth edition of Refugee Law and Policy, which includes all legal developments through mid-2010, provides a thoughtful scholarly analysis of refugee law, and related protections such as those available under the Convention against Torture. The book is rooted in an international law perspective, enhanced by a comparative approach. Starting with ancient precursors to asylum, the casebook portrays refugee law as dynamic across time and cultural contexts. This edition of the casebook has incorporated substantial new materials on the cutting edge area of social group claims, and their relevance to claims for protection based on gender-persecution and LGBT status. It ...


Global Issues In Criminal Procedure, Linda Carter, Christopher L. Blakesley, Peter J. Henning Jan 2011

Global Issues In Criminal Procedure, Linda Carter, Christopher L. Blakesley, Peter J. Henning

McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials

This book provides an overview of constitutional issues that arise when searches, seizures, and interrogations occur outside the United States. Global Issues examines prosecutions in U.S. courts that involve evidence obtained abroad and the reach of the Fourth Amendment when the searches and seizures involve U.S. citizens abroad compared with non-U.S. citizens. Cases such as Verdugo-Urquidez and Alvarez-Machain are included, along with sections on electronic surveillance and the reach of the Fifth Amendment and Due Process Clause abroad, plus materials on torture and extraordinary renditions. There is also a short discussion of indefinite detention in places like ...


Aboriginal Title In The Canadian Legal System: The Story Of Delgamuukw V. British Columbia, Robert T. Anderson Jan 2011

Aboriginal Title In The Canadian Legal System: The Story Of Delgamuukw V. British Columbia, Robert T. Anderson

Chapters in Books

Canada is grappling with legal issues surrounding indigenous property rights on a scale not seen in the United States since the mid-nineteenth century. Fundamental questions of fairness and justice related to indigenous peoples‘ property rights are in flux in the province of British Columbia–an area the size of the states of California, Oregon, and Washington combined. The recognition of aboriginal rights in the Canadian Constitution in 1982 and recent judicial developments made it clear to the provincial government that nearly the entire province may be subject to aboriginal title claims. Consequently, the aboriginal nations and B.C. government have ...


International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Fall 2010, Int'l & Comp. Law Program Oct 2010

International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Fall 2010, Int'l & Comp. Law Program

International & Comparative Law Perspectives

No abstract provided.


International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Spring 2010, Int'l & Comp. Law Program Apr 2010

International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Spring 2010, Int'l & Comp. Law Program

International & Comparative Law Perspectives

No abstract provided.


Global Issues In Commercial Law, Claude D. Rohwer, Kristen David Adams Jan 2010

Global Issues In Commercial Law, Claude D. Rohwer, Kristen David Adams

McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials

This book seeks to provide an international perspective and also sufficient domestic context to facilitate a comparative-law discussion. The book includes staples of international commercial law, such as the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and international insolvency, but also items of particular contemporary concern, including clawbacks, microfinance, and religious objections to the payment of interest in commercial contracts.


Comparative Law: Law, Reality And Society (3rd Edition), Alan Watson Jan 2010

Comparative Law: Law, Reality And Society (3rd Edition), Alan Watson

Books

Not a conventional approach to comparative law. Rules and structures of one system are not set out against those of another for contrast. Rather, rules particular or general, are examined to explain how they came to be.

Excerpt reproduced with permission of the author.


International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Fall 2009, Int'l & Comp. Law Program Oct 2009

International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Fall 2009, Int'l & Comp. Law Program

International & Comparative Law Perspectives

No abstract provided.


Global Issues In Freedom Of Speech And Religion: Cases And Materials, Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Alan Brownstein Jan 2009

Global Issues In Freedom Of Speech And Religion: Cases And Materials, Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Alan Brownstein

McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials

Brownstein and Jacobs's Global Issues in Freedom of Speech and Religion: Cases and Materials is a companion volume to existing materials. Designed to assist professors in introducing issues of international and comparative law, this title is ideal for use in educational courses that address:

  • The First Amendment
  • Law and religion
  • Individual rights
  • Other topics dealing with free speech and religious liberty


In order to make companion materials understandable and accessible to students as well as to professors who have not taught the materials before, this title:

  • Includes case excerpts, helpful background materials, and notes
  • Is set out in a ...


International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Fall 2008, Int'l & Comp. Law Program Oct 2008

International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Fall 2008, Int'l & Comp. Law Program

International & Comparative Law Perspectives

No abstract provided.


Global Issues In Criminal Law, Linda Carter, Christopher L. Blakesley, Peter J. Henning Jan 2007

Global Issues In Criminal Law, Linda Carter, Christopher L. Blakesley, Peter J. Henning

McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials

This book provides an introduction to issues arising in international and transnational crimes, giving students a broader perspective on a developing area of the law. Faculty and students have access to material from domestic and international sources. The book builds on a number of subjects treated in the traditional criminal law class, such as mens rea, actus reus, accomplice and conspiratorial liability, and defenses, by analyzing three subjects of current interest: transnational crimes, terrorism, and genocide.


Global Issues In Employment Discrimination Law, Brian K. Landsberg, Samuel Estreicher Jan 2007

Global Issues In Employment Discrimination Law, Brian K. Landsberg, Samuel Estreicher

McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials

This casebook emphasizes primary materials (statutes, European Union directives, regulations, guidelines, and cases) that have been edited to facilitate classroom discussion. Topics include what employers are covered, including extraterritorial application; protected classes in Europe, Asia, South Africa and Mexico; types of unlawful discrimination; and remedies and enforcement mechanisms. The primary material is enhanced by brief notes and questions. The book can supplement a domestic-only employment discrimination law course, or serve as the basis of a stand-alone seminar, to advance the students' understanding of their own system and the kinds of issues they will face in an era of globalization.


Global Issues In Property Law, John G. Sprankling, Raymond R. Coletta, M.C. Mirow Jan 2006

Global Issues In Property Law, John G. Sprankling, Raymond R. Coletta, M.C. Mirow

McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials

This title is designed to introduce comparative law perspectives that help students understand domestic property law concepts, in areas including adverse possession, the right to exclude, estates in land, future interests, marital property, the landlord-tenant relationship, eviction of tenants, low-income housing, land sales transactions, title assurance, nuisance, and land use. It also introduces students to areas of international law that are beginning to affect domestic property law, including the human right to property, international regulatory takings, and global land sales transactions.


Professional Responsibility, Nicholas Rine, Ly U. Meng Jan 2000

Professional Responsibility, Nicholas Rine, Ly U. Meng

Books

The study of professional responsibility is, of course, critical to those who wish to practice as lawyers. Without a clear understanding of the expectations of the profession, no lawyer will function effectively. Beyond that simple practical need, however, new lawyers need to have a realistic perspective on the competence and the limitations of their profession.

But the study of legal ethics is a valuable undertaking even for those who have no intention of becoming lawyers. Many people see the legal system as a mysterious set of rituals which make little sense. (And that perspective is not completely unrealistic.) For any ...


As I Was Saying....A Selection Of Lectures And Informal Talks On Law And Universities And The Communities That Usually Tolerate And Sometimes Support Them, William Burnett Harvey Jan 1999

As I Was Saying....A Selection Of Lectures And Informal Talks On Law And Universities And The Communities That Usually Tolerate And Sometimes Support Them, William Burnett Harvey

Historic Documents

A 349 page collection of talks and recollections compiled by former Indiana University School of Law Dean, William Burnett Harvey. The collection is broken down into four parts: Reflections on the Rule of Law, The African Experience, Reflections on Education, Universities and Law, and Miscellaneous Musings.

Two appendixes are included. The first is a bibliography, and the second is two narrative accounts of Harvey's time in Ghana and his final years at Indiana University during the turbulent 1960s.


Instituting Environmental Protection: From Red To Green In Poland, Daniel H. Cole Jan 1998

Instituting Environmental Protection: From Red To Green In Poland, Daniel H. Cole

Books by Maurer Faculty

Under socialism, Poland suffered tremendous environmental devastation. After socialism, Poland's environmental performance has improved remarkably. This book explains that system-specific institutions of socialism undermined environmental protection by creating regulatory conflicts of interest that led the Party/state to soften budget and law constraints on polluters. Those problems have diminished in post-Communist Poland as socialist legal, political and economic institutions have been replaced by liberal-democratic institutions and competitive markets. The analysis carries important implications for an institutional theory of environmental protection.


Verdict According To Conscience: Perspectives On The English Criminal Trial Jury 1200-1800, Thomas A. Green Jan 1985

Verdict According To Conscience: Perspectives On The English Criminal Trial Jury 1200-1800, Thomas A. Green

Books

This book treats the history of the English criminal trial jury from its origins to the eve of the Victorian reforms in the criminal law. It consists of eight free-standing essays on important aspects of that history and a conclusion. Each chapter addresses the phenomenon that has come to be known as "jury nullification," the exercise of jury discretion in favor of a defendant whom the jury nonetheless believes to have committed the act with which he is charged. Historically, some instances of nullification reflect the jury's view that the act in question is not unlawful, while in other ...


Comparative Conflict Resolution Procedures In Taxation: An Analytic Comparative Study, L. Hart Wright, Jean Van Houtte, Pierre Kerlan, Helmut Debatin, James Arthur Johnstone, H. Schuttevaer, Elizabeth G. Brown Jan 1968

Comparative Conflict Resolution Procedures In Taxation: An Analytic Comparative Study, L. Hart Wright, Jean Van Houtte, Pierre Kerlan, Helmut Debatin, James Arthur Johnstone, H. Schuttevaer, Elizabeth G. Brown

Michigan Legal Studies Series

Tax administrators in well developed countries rarely have either occasion or opportunity to compare experiences or exchange opinions regarding procedures and practices utilized in administering complicated tax laws. Moreover, there is little comparative literature on the subject. Even the tax institutes which are internationally oriented usually focus on substantive tax principles, not procedures and practices. Hopefully, therefore, administrators in highly developed countries will find useful this analytic comparison of practices and procedures through which six of their number resolve disputable income tax questions -administratively and judicially.

Concern for tax administrators in well developed countries, however, was not the prime motivation ...


The Acts Of Jamaica, 1967, Jamaica Jan 1967

The Acts Of Jamaica, 1967, Jamaica

Jamaica

The Acts of Jamaica passed in the year 1967

Published by authority


The Acts Of Jamaica, 1966, Jamaica Jan 1966

The Acts Of Jamaica, 1966, Jamaica

Jamaica

The Acts of Jamaica passed in the year 1966

Published by authority


Civil Code Of The Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic: An English Translation, Whitmore Gray, Raymond Stults Jan 1965

Civil Code Of The Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic: An English Translation, Whitmore Gray, Raymond Stults

Books

This book is an English translation of the Soviet Civil Code as published in Sovetskaia Iustitsiia in 1964. This book also includes the Russian original.


The Acts Of Jamaica, 1965 V.1, Jamaica Jan 1965

The Acts Of Jamaica, 1965 V.1, Jamaica

Jamaica

The Acts of Jamaica passed in the year 1965 Volume I (Acts 1-7)

Published by authority


The Acts Of Jamaica, 1965 V.2, Jamaica Jan 1965

The Acts Of Jamaica, 1965 V.2, Jamaica

Jamaica

The Acts of Jamaica passed in the year 1965 Volume II (Acts 8-49)

Published by authority


The Acts Of Jamaica, 1964, Jamaica Jan 1964

The Acts Of Jamaica, 1964, Jamaica

Jamaica

The Acts of Jamaica passed in the year 1964

Published by authority