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lvi, 1056 pages ; 26 cm
  • Preface to the Fourth edition
  • Preface to the third edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of essay entries
  • List of abbreviations
  • Pronunciation guide
  • Key to the language-change index
  • Essay: Making peace in the language wars
  • Essay: The ongoing tumult in English usage
  • Garner's Modern English usage
  • Glossary of grammatical, rhetorical, and other language-related terms
  • A timeline of books on usage
  • Select bibliography
  • Select index of writers quoted or mentioned.
Bryan Garner is the most trusted living usage expert of our day, and Garner's Modern English Usage is the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. With well over 6,000 entries on English grammar, syntax, word choice, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and style, this book is adored by professional writers and general readers alike. In this major update to a timeless classic, Bryan Garner has dramatically expanded coverage of international English usage, making the volume for the first time a guide not only to American English usage, but to English usage around the globe. Interest in the English language is greater than ever; English is the lingua franca not only of higher education and academia, but of science, business, computing, aviation, and even - arguably - entertainment. An awareness of global English matters today as never before. To ensure that Bryan Garner's clear, unambiguous advice resonates with English-speakers worldwide, more than 2,000 entries have been revised to account for the nuances of English not only in the United States, but in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa. Not everything has changed: readers will still find the popular "Garner's Language-Change Index" which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from non-acceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. Bryan Garner's tools for scientific accuracy are, however, fully updated: this fourth edition benefits from usage data generated by Google Ngrams, which charts frequencies of any word or short sentence in sources printed after 1800. With thousands of concise entries, longer essays on problematic areas such as subject-verb agreement and danglers, and meticulous citations of the New York Times, Newsweek, and other leading journalistic sources, this fourth edition of Garner's Modern English Usage provides priceless reference information to anyone hoping to improve as a writer - worldwide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190491482 20160802
Law Library (Crown)
x, 286 pages ; 23 cm
  • Does bad writing really matter?
  • Don't make it like it was
  • Ten steps to writing it down
  • Of dawdlers and scrawlers, pacers and plungers : getting started and overcoming blocks
  • The technology of getting it down : from quill pens to computers
  • Lawyers as publishers : words are your product
  • Writing persuasively for your audience : tell your audience the point
  • Writing the lead
  • Form, structure, and organization
  • Wrong words, long sentences, and other mister meaners
  • Revising your prose
  • Making your writing memorable.
In this critically acclaimed book, Tom Goldstein and Jethro K. Lieberman demystify legal writing, outline the causes and consequences of poor writing, and prescribe easy-to-apply remedies to improve it. Reflecting changes in law practice over the past decade, this revised edition includes new sections around communicating digitally, getting to the point, and writing persuasively. It also provides an editing checklist, editing exercises with a suggested revision key, usage notes that address common errors, and reference works to further aid your writing. This straightforward guide is an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers and law students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520288430 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-219-04, LAW-219-05, LAW-219-06
xix, 362 pages : illustrations, forms ; 26 cm.
  • Overview of the lawyer's role
  • The legal system, the common law process, and kinds of authority
  • Briefing and synthesizing cases
  • Interpreting statutes
  • Forms of legal reasoning
  • The writing process and law-trained readers
  • Large-scale organization : creating an annotated outline
  • Small-scale organization : explaining the law
  • Small-scale organization : applying the law
  • Discussing multiple issues : putting it all together
  • Deepening your analysis
  • Writing an office memo
  • Writing professional letters and emails
  • Introduction to brief-writing
  • Questions presented and point headings
  • Writing the argument section
  • Standards of review
  • Writing a fact statement
  • Using legal theory to sharpen your arguments
  • Citations and quotations
  • Paragraphs, sentences, and style
  • Oral argument.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-01, LAW-219-01, LAW-224A-01, LAW-224A-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xxv, 159 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Fortresses, tumors, and legal research
  • The United States legal system
  • Introduction to legal research
  • Researching issues governed by state statutes and regulations
  • Researching issues governed by federal statutes and regulations
  • Researching issues governed by city or county ordinances
  • Researching issues governed by common law
  • Researching constitutional issues
  • Researching issues governed by federal, state, or local court rules
  • Citators
  • Doing federal and state legislative histories
  • Locating forms
  • Researching judges, law firms, people, companies, and things.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xxi, 333 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Effective writing : the whole paper
  • Connections between paragraphs
  • Effective paragraphs
  • Connections between sentences
  • Effective sentences
  • Effective words
  • Eloquence
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Legal writing for English-as-a-second-language writers.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-224A-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xxviii, 468 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction to American law and legal writing
  • Rule-based reasoning
  • An introduction to judicial decisions and statutes
  • Inside the writing process
  • More about writing
  • Office memoranda
  • Predictive writing
  • Selecting authority
  • Working with statutes
  • Working with precedent
  • Working with facts
  • A paradigm for organizing proof of a conclusion of law
  • Varying the depth of rule proof and rule application
  • Combining proofs of separate conclusions of law
  • Working with the paradigm
  • Paragraphing
  • Effective style
  • Quotations
  • Professional email
  • Orally reporting research results
  • Client advice letters
  • Developing a persuasive theory
  • Developing persuasive arguments
  • Motion memoranda
  • Point headings and subheadings
  • Statements of the case (or facts)
  • Appellate practice
  • Appellate briefs
  • Writing the appellate brief
  • Questions presented
  • Oral argument.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-665-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xxxix, 614 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
  • Mechanics. Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Italics, boldface and underlining
  • Document design
  • Numbers
  • Typographic symbols
  • Spelling
  • Citations
  • Footnotes
  • Grammar, usage, and editing. Grammar
  • Stuffy words and legalese
  • Troublesome words
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Legal documents. Case briefs
  • Business correspondence
  • E-mail messages
  • Research memos
  • Opinion letters
  • Demand letters
  • Affidavits and declarations
  • Pleadings
  • Motions
  • Appellate briefs
  • Judicial opinions
  • Contracts
  • Legislation, rules, and regulations
  • Scholarly writing. Student research papers and law-review notes
  • Law-review articles
  • Book reviews.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xix, 228 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction: What do judicial externs and clerks do?
  • Basic information to get you started
  • Civil litigation process
  • Criminal litigation process
  • Professionalism and ethics for judicial clerks
  • Research process
  • Standards of review
  • Writing techniques to utilize when drafting documents for the court
  • Drafting a judicial opinion
  • Drafting a bench memorandum
  • Drafting jury instructions
  • Legal citation
  • Applying for a clerkship.
Law Library (Crown)
xxvi, 274 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction : literacy in the law
  • Focusing on your client's situation
  • Framing your legal research
  • Case law research
  • Research in enacted law
  • Research in legislative history materials
  • Research in administrative materials
  • Research in rules of procedure
  • International law and tribal law.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 229 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction
  • A short history of legal research
  • Fundamentals of case law
  • Fundamentals of statutory law
  • Fundamentals of administrative law
  • Fundamentals of secondary sources
  • Getting started on Westlaw
  • Retrieving documents by citation or title
  • Basics of Westlaw searching
  • Browsing documents
  • Searching case law databases
  • Searching statutory and regulatory databases
  • Searching court documents and related databases
  • Citation research
  • Using alert services
  • Secondary sources, news, and nonlegal materials
  • Printing and delivering documents
  • Customizing your search environment
  • The research process : conclusion.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03

13. English public law [2009]

cxlvii, 1289 p. ; 26 cm.
  • PART I CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -- 1. Constitutional Fundamentals -- 2. The Law of Parliament -- 3. The Nature, Powers and Accountability of Central Government -- 4. The Structure, Powers and Accountability of Local Government -- 5. The Powers and Accountability of Agencies and Regulators -- 6. The Constitutional Position of the Judiciary -- PART II - STANDARDS FOR LEGAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN PUBLIC LAW: HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUDICIAL REVIEW -- 7. Standards of Review and Human Rights in English Law -- 8. Rights to Life, Physical and Moral Integrity, Freedom of Lifestyle and Religion or Belief -- 9. Political Rights -- 10. Social, Economic and Cultural Rights -- 11. Equality and Non-Discrimination -- 12. Due Process Rights -- 13. Fundamental Principles of Administrative Law -- 14. Grounds for Judicial Review: Illegality in the Strict Sense -- 15. Grounds for Judicial Review: Due Process, Natural Justice and Fairness -- 16. Grounds for Judicial Review: Substantive Control Over Discretion -- PART III - REMEDIES IN PUBLIC LAW -- 17. Access to Mechanisms of Administrative Law -- 18. Remedies Available in Judicial Review Proceedings -- 19. Remedies for Violations of Convention Rights -- 20. Tribunals -- 21. Investigations by the Public Sector Ombudsmen -- 22. Public Inquiries as a Part of Public Administration -- PART IV - CRIMINAL LAW, PROCEDURE, AND SENTENCING -- 23. English Criminal Procedure -- 24. General Principles of Criminal Law -- 25. Offences Against the Person -- 26. Offences Against Property -- 27. Offences Against the State, Public Order, Public Morality and Decency -- 28. Principles of Sentencing.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199227938 20160604
First published in 2004, English Public Law has become the key point of reference on English public law for lawyers in the UK and throughout the world. Now in its second edition, the book is the companion volume to the second edition of English Private Law , and part of the renamed Oxford Principles of English Law Series, edited by Professor Andrew Burrows FBA. Now in its second edition, the book acts as an accessible first point of reference for practitioners approaching a public law issue for the first time, whilst simultaneously providing a lucid, concise and authoritative overview of all the key areas of public law (constitutional, administrative, human rights, and criminal law) within one single portable volume. The concise and lucid coverage and very accessible writing style make it the perfect starting point for research. Ideal as a quick reference for UK and overseas practitioners both in general practice and when a client raises a point outside their normal area of expertise. Written and edited by a team of acknowledged experts on English law, offering proven reliability. Fully revised and updated to take account of all key legislative and procedural changes since 2004, including; - the gradual bringing into force of both the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 - the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 - the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (including the anticipated introduction of the Supreme Court in October 2009) - recent higher courts decisions concerning public law and human rights; - the Criminal Procedure Rules 2005; - the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005; - the Armed Forces Act 2006; - the Equality Act 2006; - the Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction; - the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008; - changes introduced by the Tribunals Service throughout 2007 and 2008.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199227938 20160604
Law Library (Crown)
8 v. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 26 cm. + 1 slip-case containing 20 sheets of folded maps.
  • Volume 1. Standard Reference Works, Part I-- Volume 2. Standard Reference Works, Part II-- Volume 3. Standard Reference Works, Part III-- Volume 4. Part I. Orders-in-Council-- Part II. Ordinances, Public Notices, Proclamations and Regulations-- Volume 5. Official Reports and Memoranda, Part I-- Volume 6. Official Reports and Memoranda, Part II-- Volume 7. Official Reports and Memoranda, Part III-- Volume 8. Official Reports and Memoranda, Part IV-- Maps 1-16.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840972603 20160604
Embedded in the question of land is a rich diversity of economic, social, legal and political relationships. This collection of governmental efforts to understand and control the variety of rights that governed access and management of land should be of wide interest. Some of these reports (for example, those authored by Sir John Hope-Simpson, Lewis French, and C. F. Strickland) are frequently cited in the extant literature, but exist only in government archives. Other reports (for example, those of the chief land adviser to the Palestine government, Sir Ernest Dowson) are less well known than they ought to be, both for their significance to the inter-war history of Palestine and, as importantly, to the comparative study of colonial administrations in the twentieth century. Reproducing these reports here in their original draft form, and where possible including marginalia and copy edits, sheds useful light on the contentious inner workings of the policy-making process in a colonial context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840972603 20160604
Law Library (Crown)
vi, 64 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Becoming fluent in United States legal discourse
  • Discourse practices in representing a client
  • Scholarly discourse about the law
  • Judicial discourse as the law
  • Evaluating analytical legal writing : the office memorandum.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01

16. English private law [2007]

ccxlv, 1848 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Sources of law / John Bell
  • Family / Stephen Cretney
  • Companies and other associations / John Armour
  • Property : general principles / William Swadling
  • Security / Lionel Smith
  • Intellectual property / William Cornish
  • Succession / Roger Kerridge
  • Contract : in general / Sir Guenter Treitel
  • Agency / Francis Reynolds
  • Sale of goods / Ewan McKendrick
  • Carriage of goods by air and land / Malcolm Clarke
  • Insurance / Malcolm Clarke
  • Banking / Richard Hooley
  • Employment / Mark Freedland
  • Bailment / Norman Palmer
  • Torts and equitable wrongs / James Edelman and John Davies
  • Unjust enrichment / Charles Mitchell
  • Insolvency / Michael Bridge
  • Private international law / Adrian Briggs
  • Judicial remedies / Andrew Burrows
  • Civil procedure / Neil Andrews.
Following its publication in 2000, this work quickly established itself as a key point of reference on English private law for lawyers in the UK and throughout the world. The book acts as an accessible first point of reference for practitioners approaching a private law issue for the first time, whilst simultaneously providing a lucid, concise and authoritative overview of all the key areas of private law. Each section is written by an acknowledged expert, using their experience and understanding to provide a clear distillation and analysis of the subject. This new edition includes all the recent developments since the publication of the first edition and the two supplements, the last of which published in 2003. It has also been expanded to include coverage of a number of key areas that were previously not addressed, including insurance, banking, carriage of goods by land and air and equitable wrongs. In addition, the chapters on general property law and civil procedure have been restructured as to make the underlying principles more readily accessible. No other single text provides such wide-ranging and lucid coverage of English Private Law as this one.It has come to be regarded as an essential item for every law library, reflecting its appeal to both English practitioners and those working in other jurisdictions. At the same time the book's depth of analysis, combined with its ease of reference, make it a favourite among acadmics and students worldwide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199227945 20160604
Law Library (Crown)
xx, 163 p. ; 18 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The secret way to war
  • Why the memo matters
  • The memo, the press, and the war
  • Appendices : the documents. Introduction. The Downing Street memo. Seven related memoranda.
The United States went to war in Iraq to eliminate the threat from Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction-which turned out not to exist. As the war drags on, the strange case of the weapons that were not there remains a matter of bitter debate, for it underscores the fact that the goals and the motivations of the Bush administration officials who argued for war are still largely obscure. Yet in fact there exists crucial and little-publicized evidence that lets us understand the secretive, even deceptive, way that the the US launched a war of choice in the Middle East in March 2003. At the beginning of May 2005, just before the British elections, the London Times published the "Downing Street Memo, " the leaked secret minutes of a July 2002 meeting of senior British intelligence, foreign policy, and security officials. The memo made clear that eight months before the invasion of Iraq, President Bush had already decided on war. The British officials who attended the meeting were told that the "intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy, " that the US wanted to avoid consulting the UN, and that few plans were being made for the aftermath of war. Largely ignored in the US press for weeks afterward, The New York Review of Books published the memo in its entirety with an extensive commentary by award-winning journalist Mark Danner. Danner explains how the memo clarifies the broader-and largely concealed-history of the events leading up to the Iraq war. He shows that the Bush and Blair administrations advocated the resumption of UN weapons inspections as a means not to avoid war but to ensure it. Most importantly, Danner argues that in the face of the memo's clear evidence of deception, the press, public, and Congress still have not held the administration responsible. The Secret Way to War, with a preface by by Frank Rich, includes Mark Danner's strongly argued analysis of the Downing Street Memo as well as the complete text of the memo and seven other leaked British documents. Collectively, the documents show the members of Tony Blair's government and their counterparts in Washington struggling to find legal and political rationales and strategies for regime change in Iraq.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781590172070 20160603
Law Library (Crown)
2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Disc 1: The film ; Bonus features: Academy Award best actor acceptance speech; American Film Institute Life Achievement Award; excerpt from Academy Tribute to Gregory Peck; Scout remembers; feature commentary with director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula; theatrical trailer; production notes.
  • Disc 2: A conversation with Gregory Peck / film by Cecilia Peck ... [et al.] ; produced & directed by Barbara Kopple (1999 ; 97 min.) ; Fearful symmetry: the making of To kill a mockingbird / a film by Charles Kiselyak. (1998 ; 90 min.).
Gregory Peck plays a southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece.
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 147 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-718-01

20. Finding the law [2005]

xv, 443 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01