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This is the first book to explore the broad influence of computers and television on the evolution of the US legal process.
1 online resource (598 p.)
  • Notes on Contributors x Introduction 1 Sally E. Hadden and Alfred L. Brophy Part I Chronological Overviews 5 1 Reconsidering the Seventeenth Century: Legal History in the Americas 7 Elizabeth Dale 2 What s Done and Undone: Colonial American Legal History, 1700 1775 26 Sally E. Hadden 3 1775 1815 46 Ellen Holmes Pearson 4 The Antebellum Era Through Civil War 67 Alfred L. Brophy 5 Beyond Classical Legal Thought: Law and Governance in Postbellum America, 1865 1920 86 Roman J. Hoyos 6 American Legal History, 1920 1970 105 Christopher W. Schmidt Part II Individuals and Groups 125 7 Native Americans 127 Christian McMillen 8 African Americans in Slavery 152 Thomas J. Davis 9 African Americans in Freedom 171 James Campbell 10 Women s Legal History 190 Felice Batlan 11 Families 209 David S. Tanenhaus 12 Who Belongs? Immigrants and the Law in American History 228 Allison Brownell Tirres 13 The Legal Profession 247 Mark E. Steiner Part III Subject Areas 267 14 Law and the Economy of Early America: Markets, Institutions of Exchange, and Labor 269 Christine Desan 15 Law and the Economy in the United States, 1820 2000 289 Harwell Wells 16 Law and Labor in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 308 Deborah Dinner 17 Siting the Legal History of Poverty: Below, Above, and Amidst 329 Felicia Kornbluh and Karen Tani 18 Taxes 349 Robin L. Einhorn 19 Law and the Administrative State 367 Joanna L. Grisinger 20 Law and Religion 387 Steven K. Green 21 Legal History and the Military 406 Elizabeth L. Hillman 22 Criminal Law and Justice in America 422 Elizabeth Dale 23 Intellectual Property 441 Steven Wilf Part IV Legal Thought 461 24 Law and Literature 463 Jeannine Marie DeLombard 25 Legal Thought from Blackstone to Kent and Story 484 Steven J. Macias 26 American Jurisprudence in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 506 James D. Schmidt 27 Critical Legal Studies 524 John Henry Schlegel 28 The International Context: An Imperial Perspective on American Legal History 543 Clara Altman Index 562.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781444331424 20160612
A Companion to American Legal History presents a compilation of the most recent writings from leading scholars on American legal history from the colonial era through the late twentieth century. Presents up-to-date research describing the key debates in American legal history Reflects the current state of American legal history research and points readers in the direction of future research Represents an ideal companion for graduate and law students seeking an introduction to the field, the key questions, and future research ideas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118533727 20160611
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
6 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
216 p.
Green Library
1 online resource (232 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • 1. What difference does law make in immigration policymaking?-- 2. A new area of legal practice-- 3. Formalization of immigrant rights-- 4. Institutionalizing legal innovation-- 5. Enacting adversarial legalism through class action lawsuits-- 6. Performing legality before the Conseil d'Etat-- 7. Conclusion: legal activism and its radiating effects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107071117 20160618
What difference does law make in immigration policymaking? Since the 1970s, networks of progressive attorneys in both the US and France have attempted to use litigation to assert rights for non-citizens. Yet judicial engagement - while numerically voluminous - remains doctrinally curtailed. This study offers new insights into the constitutive role of law in immigration policymaking by focusing on the legal frames, narratives, and performances forged through action in court. Challenging the conventional wisdom that 'cause litigation' has little long term impact on policymaking unless it produces broad rights-protective principles, this book shows that legal contestation can have important radiating effects on policy by reshaping how political actors approach immigration issues. Based on extensive fieldwork in the United States and France, this book explores the paths by which litigation has effected policy change in two paradigmatically different national contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107071117 20160618
306 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Medical Library (Lane)
629 p. ; 18 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 v. (various pagings)
Green Library
1 v. (various pagings)
Green Library
xviii, 84 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (330 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • 1. Introduction: homogeneous corporate governance cultures-- 2. Laying a foundation: why the board, why the statistics, and why diversification?-- 3. Enter legal regulation: quota and disclosure-based approaches-- 4. Norway's socio-legal journey: a qualitative study of boardroom diversity quotas-- 5. Lessons from Norway: successes and limitations of the quota model-- 6. Proxy disclosures under the US rule: a mixed-methods content analysis-- 7. Contextualizing the content analysis results: norms, expressive law, and reform possibilities-- 8. Conclusions: ongoing inquiry into quotas and disclosure regimes as regulatory models.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107014879 20160618
The lack of gender parity in the governance of business corporations has ignited a heated global debate, leading policymakers to wrestle with difficult questions that lie at the intersection of market activity and social identity politics. Drawing on semi-structured interviews with corporate board directors in Norway and documentary content analysis of corporate securities filings in the United States, Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity empirically investigates two distinct regulatory models designed to address diversity in the boardroom: quotas and disclosure. The author's study of the Norwegian quota model demonstrates the important role diversity can play in enhancing the quality of corporate governance, while also revealing the challenges diversity mandates pose. His analysis of the US regime shows how a disclosure model has led corporations to establish a vocabulary of 'diversity'. At the same time, the analysis highlights the downsides of affording firms too much discretion in defining that concept. This book deepens ongoing policy conversations and offers new insights into the role law can play in reshaping the gendered dynamics of corporate governance cultures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107014879 20160618
19 pages ; 16 cm
Medical Library (Lane)
1 online resource (288 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
This book provides a thorough legal analysis of the United States Migrant Interdiction Program, examining the United States' compliance with its obligations under municipal and international law as it interdicts individuals at sea, conducts status determinations, and returns those interdicted to their home countries. This book also examines the rights of the small number of refugees and individuals at risk of torture detained in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, awaiting resettlement in third countries. Policy-makers, students and scholars will benefit from this book's clarification of the legal obligations of nations engaged in extraterritorial status determination and detention, as well as its blueprint for compliance with international human rights and refugee law. As the first book of its kind devoted to the United States' interdiction program, this work represents an important contribution to scholarship in refugee law and policy, US constitutional law, international maritime law, and international human rights law.
1 online resource.
xvii, 511 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • The Fugitive Slave Law
  • The law does its work
  • Compromise and colonize
  • Missouri and Illinois
  • Western Kentucky and Indiana
  • Eastern Kentucky and Ohio
  • Southeast Pennsylvania
  • Eastern shore of Maryland and Philadelphia
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Conclusion.
This magisterial study, ten years in the making by one of the field's most distinguished historians, will be the first to explore the impact fugitive slaves had on the politics of the critical decade leading up to the Civil War. Through the close reading of diverse sources ranging from government documents to personal accounts, Richard J. M. Blackett traces the decisions of slaves to escape, the actions of those who assisted them, the many ways black communities responded to the capture of fugitive slaves, and how local laws either buttressed or undermined enforcement of the federal law. Every effort to enforce the law in northern communities produced levels of subversion that generated national debate so much so that, on the eve of secession, many in the South, looking back on the decade, could argue that the law had been effectively subverted by those individuals and states who assisted fleeing slaves.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108418713 20180403
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (367 pages) Digital: data file.
  • Slavery and the Constitution
  • The Missouri equilibrium
  • The compromise of 1850
  • But we have no country
  • A traitorous combination
  • Prosecution at Independence Hall
  • Sir-- did you hear it?
  • Athens of America
  • Kidnapping again!
  • The height of cruelty
  • Judge Loring's predicament
  • Freedom on the Western reserve
  • The son betrays and the father indicts
  • Votaries of the higher law
  • An irrepressible conflict
  • Epilogue: Harpers ferry and beyond.
During the tumultuous decade before the Civil War, no issue was more divisive than the pursuit and return of fugitive slaves - a practice enforced under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. When free Blacks and their abolitionist allies intervened, prosecutions and trials inevitably followed. These cases involved high legal, political, and - most of all - human drama, with runaways desperate for freedom, their defenders seeking recourse to a 'higher law' and normally fair-minded judges (even some opposed to slavery) considering the disposition of human beings as property. "Fugitive Justice" tells the stories of three of the most dramatic fugitive slave trials of the 1850s, bringing to vivid life the determination of the fugitives, the radical tactics of their rescuers, the brutal doggedness of the slavehunters, and the tortuous response of the federal courts. These cases underscore the crucial role that runaway slaves played in building the tensions that led to the Civil War, and they show us how 'civil disobedience' developed as a legal defense. As they unfold we can also see how such trials - whether of rescuers or of the slaves themselves - helped build the northern anti-slavery movement, even as they pushed southern firebrands closer to secession. How could something so evil be treated so routinely by just men? The answer says much about how deeply the institution of slavery had penetrated American life even in free states. "Fugitive Justice" powerfully illuminates this painful episode in American history, and its role in the nation's inexorable march to war.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674047044 20180521
1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
"James Bach and Robert Werner's How to Secure Your H-1B Visa is written for both employers and the workers they hire." Andrew Hacker, "The Frenzy about High-Tech Talent", The New York Review of Books, July 9, 2015 The H-1B visa is the gateway for the world's best and brightest to live and work in the United States as IT professionals, engineers, scientists, professors, doctors, nurses, and researchers. How to Secure Your H-1B Visa guides employees and employers alike through the maze of H-1B laws, policies, and procedures. This road map lays out the whole H-1B process from petition to visa to status maintenance to visa extension and, ultimately, to permanent residence in the US for you and your family. It shows you step by step exactly how the H-1B process divides up between the employer and employee. It identifies the points where the two tracks converge and the H-1B employer and employee need to pull in tandem. Navigation icons tell you at a glance whether a topic concerns employees and employers equally or primarily one or the other. Sidebars highlight pitfalls, liabilities, and disasters to avoid; tips and exceptions to leverage for success; administrative and enforcement trends and late-breaking changes; and special conditions that apply to nationals of particular countries, such as India and China. Ancillary chapters cover complementary visas for family members and H-1B substitute visas for professionals with particular skill sets or from particular countries, such as Australia and Canada. The authors are Silicon Valley immigration lawyers with 60 years combined experience handling professional work visas. Whether you are an international professional desiring to work in the US for the first time, an international student in the US wishing to remain after graduation, or a hiring manager or HR specialist for a sponsoring entity, this short book will show you how to secure, maintain, and leverage your H-1B visa and answer all your questions about: * quotas and exemptions * RFEs and consular interviews * dual representation by the employer's lawyer * LCA compliance, auditing, and penalties * serial H-1B employers * termination and benching regulations * reconciling filing deadlines with expiration dates * transitioning from academic to affiliated to private H-1B employment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781430247289 20160711


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