The Taylor Library book-sale is currently on and will continue until Friday 6th October. There’s still plenty of interesting titles available so if you haven’t had a look yet, make sure you do before next Friday!
As a first year law student, you will be required to complete a mandatory Library Exercise in the Legal System course in late September. In this exercise, students have to come to the Taylor Library, and find answers to around 30 questions set by the School of Law. This activity introduces two very basic collections to you: the Law Report Series and Official Publications collections. It helps you navigate through legal cases and primary legislation, and it shapes your knowledge on legal terminology.
This is the very first assignment you have to face, and students are often overwhelmed by the challenge. To make the completion of the Library Exercise easier, and more successful, we put together the following list of instructions.
- Read the questions carefully! You will find questions related to court cases. To find the right answers, you need to know what the case citation means in a particular case.
- Decoding citation is not always straightforward, especially if you have never done this before. Please follow the hyperlink to get help with understanding case citation.
- In the Taylor Library, there are posters everywhere which can explain what the different abbreviations stand for. Look for posters like this at the end of the shelves.
- Once you know the meaning of the abbreviation, you are on the right track to find the resource you need. For example, if the abbreviation is SC, and you have figured out that this stands for Session Cases, then the next step is to locate this law report series in the library.
- Law reports are stored on the right hand side of the lower level in Block C and Block D, and they are arranged in alphabetical order.
- Around half of the questions concern legislation. And, just as with legal cases, legislation also has its own citation regime. Please follow the link to learn more about citing legislation.
- The Official Publications collection which contains the resources you need is found at the back of lower Block D, on the right hand side.
- In order to answer the questions, you will need these publications:
- There are always a few questions concerning the Current Law Statutes Annotated collection which can be found on the lower level in Block C, opposite the Help Desk.
- This is an individual assignment and not group work. Please work alone, and ask the library staff, and not your fellow students, if you need help.
- Certain resources are stored downstairs in Block D. We would like to remind you that it is a Silent Study Zone, so talking is not allowed there.
- And finally, this is a paper exercise. You are expected to find the answers in the library and not online. Please try to avoid using electronic legal databases.
We hope that this exercise will be a pleasant and rewarding experience. Do not worry if you cannot find the answers right away, you still know where you can find us. Please, come to the Help Desk or to the Issue Desk in the Taylor Library, and do not be afraid to ask for help.
Good luck with your Library Exercise!
Taylor Library Team
See below for a selection of highlights from our July acquisitions. An excerpt from the publishers description follows the bibliographic details. Click on the shelfmark links to view the book records on Primo.
Failure to flourish: how law undermines family relationships
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2014
“Exploring the connection between families and inequality, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but from transportation policy to the criminal justice system, and from divorce rules to the child welfare system, the legal system makes it harder for parents to provide children with these kinds of relationships, exacerbating the growing inequality in America” (OUP)
Tallinn manual 2.0 on the international law applicable to cyber operations
Michael N. Schmitt (ed)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
“The focus of the original Manual was on the most severe cyber operations, those that violate the prohibition of the use of force in international relations, entitle states to exercise the right of self-defence, and/or occur during armed conflict. Tallinn Manual 2.0 adds a legal analysis of the more common cyber incidents that states encounter on a day-to-day basis and that fall below the thresholds of the use of force or armed conflict.
The expanded edition of the Tallinn Manual, like its predecessor, represents the views of its authors, and not of NATO, the NATO CCD COE, its Sponsoring Nations, or any other entity. ” (CCDCOE)
The UK and European human rights: a strained relationship?
Katja S. Ziegler (ed)
Oxford : Hart Pub., 2015
“The UK’s engagement with the legal protection of human rights at a European level has been, at varying stages, pioneering, sceptical and antagonistic. The UK government, media and public opinion have all at times expressed concerns about the growing influence of European human rights law, particularly in the controversial contexts of prisoner voting and deportation of suspected terrorists as well as in the context of British military action abroad. British politicians and judges have also, however, played important roles in drafting, implementing and interpreting the European Convention on Human Rights. Its incorporation into domestic law in the Human Rights Act 1998 intensified the ongoing debate about the UK’s international and regional human rights commitments. Furthermore, the increasing importance of the European Union in the human rights sphere has added another layer to the relationship and highlights the complex relationship(s) between the UK government, the Westminster Parliament and judges in the UK, Strasbourg and Luxembourg.
The book analyses the topical and contentious issue of the relationship between the UK and the European systems for the protection of human rights (ECHR and EU) from doctrinal, contextual and comparative perspectives and explores factors that influence the relationship of the UK and European human rights.” (Hart Pub)
|Acharya, Rohini (ed)||Regional trade agreements and the multilateral trading system||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016||382.9 ACH|
|Alexander, Isabella (ed)||Research handbook on the history of copyright law||Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., c2016||346.0482 ALE|
|Aplin, Tanya Frances||Intellectual property law: text, cases, and materials||Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2017||346.048 APL|
|Barr, Warren (ed)||Modern studies in property law
|Oxford : Hart Pub., 2015||346.04 MOD|
|Bennett, Howard N. (ed)||Carver on charterparties||London : Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2017||343.096 BEN|
|Boushey, Heather (ed)||After Piketty: the agenda for economics and inequality||Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2017||332.041 PIK BOU|
|Butler, William Elliott||Russian law||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009||349.47 BUT|
|Byers, Michael||International law and the Arctic||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013||341.45 BYE|
|Calvo Caravaca, Alfonso-Luis (ed)||The EU Succession Regulation: a commentary||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016||346.24052 CAL|
|De Jonge, Alice (ed)||Research handbook on transnational corporations||Cheltenham ; Edward Elgar Pub., 2017||338.883 De|
|Derrington, Sarah C.||The law and practice of admiralty matters||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016||343.096 DER|
|Dickinson, Andrew (ed)||The Brussels I Regulation recast||Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2015||340.9094 DIC|
|Dixon, Martin||Modern land law||London : Routledge, c2016||346.42043 DIX|
|Dreyfuss, Rochelle Cooper||Intellectual property at the edge: the contested contours of IP||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014||346.4048 DRE|
|Fox, Lorna||Conceptualising home: theories, laws and policies||Oxford : Hart Pub., 2007||346.043 FOX|
|Gilmore, Stephen (ed)||Landmark cases in family law||Oxford : Hart Pub., 2016||346.42 GIL|
|Ginsburg, Tom (ed)||Assessing constitutional performance||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016||342 GIN|
|Goode, Royston Miles||Goode on Commercial law||London : Penguin Books, 2016||346.4107 GOO|
|Gravells, N.P. (ed)||Landmark cases in land law||Oxford : Hart Pub., 2013||346.42043 GRA|
|Hønneland, Geir (ed)||Handbook of the politics of the arctic||Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., c2015||327.98 JEN|
|Jänterä-Jareborg, Maarit (ed)||The child’s interest in conflict: the intersections between society, family, faith and culture||Cambridge : Intersentia, c2016||346.0135 JAN|
|Keenan, Sarah||Subversive property: law and the production of spaces of belonging||Abingdon : Routledge, 2016||340.115 KEE|
|Kerschischnig, Georg||Cyberthreats and international law||The Hague : Eleven International Pub., c2012||344.05325 KER|
|Klabbers, Jan||International law||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017||341 KLA|
|Koivurova, Timo (ed)||Arctic law and governance: the role of China, Finland and the EU||Oxford : Hart Pub., 2017||341.44 KOI|
|Kruiniger, Pauline||Islamic divorces in Europe: bridging the gap between European and Islamic legal order||The Hague : Eleven International Pub., c2016||340.59097 KRU|
|Lowe, N. V.||Lowe, Everall Nicholls International movement of children: law, practice and procedure||Bristol : LexisNexis, 2016||344.410328 LOW|
|Magnus, Ulrich||Brussels Ibis regulation: commentary||Köln : Otto Schmidt ; c2016||347.2405026 MAG|
|McDonagh, Luke (ed)||European patent litigation in the shadow of the Unified Patent Court||Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, c2016||346.40486 MCD|
|McFarlane, Ben||Land law: text, cases, and materials||Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2015||346.42043 MCF|
|Moelle, Moritz P.||The international responsibility of international organisations: cooperation in peacekeeping operations||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017||341.584 MOE|
|Moses, Jonathon Wayne||Managing resource abundance and wealth: the Norwegian experience||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017||333.709481 MOS|
|Nollkaemper, André (ed)||Principles of shared responsibility in international law: an appraisal of the state of the art||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014||341.26 NOL|
|Peel, Jacqueline (ed)||The role of international environmental law in disaster risk reduction||Leiden : Brill Nijhoff, 2016||344.0534 PEE|
|Pobjoy, Jason M.||The child in international refugee law||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017||341.486083 POB|
|Rothwell, Donald (ed)||The Oxford handbook of the law of the sea||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015||343.096 ROT|
|Schabas, William||An introduction to the International Criminal Court||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017||341.77 SCH|
|Sendall, Jane||Family law||Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2017||346.42015 SEN|
|Stark, Barbara (ed)||Human rights and children||Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., 2017||323.352 STA|
|Treitel, G. H.||Carver on bills of lading||London : Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2017||346.41025 TRE|
|Triffterer, Otto||Rome Statute of the international Criminal Court: a commentary||München : C.H. Beck ; London : Hart, 2016||345.0235 TRI|
|Tusiani, Michael D.||LNG: fuel for a changing world: a nontechnical guide||Tulsa : PennWell, c2016||338.27285 TUS|
|Adodo, Ebenezer O. I.||Letters of credit: the law and practice of compliance||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014||346.096 ADO|
|Bertrams, R. I. V. F.||Bank guarantees in international trade: the law and practice of independent (first demand) guarantees and standby letters of credit in civil law and common law jurisdictions||The Hague : Wolters Kluwer, c2013||346.074 BER|
|Buchanan, Bonnie G.||Securitization and the global economy||New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2017||332.632 BUC|
|Calnan, Richard||Principles of contractual interpretation||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017||346.41022 CAL|
|Clarke M. A.||Commercial law: text, cases and materials||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017||346.4107 CLA|
|Cuniberti, Gilles||Conflict of laws: a comparative approach – text and cases||Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, c2017||340.9 CUN|
|Dalhuisen, J. H.||Dalhuisen on transnational comparative, commercial, financial and trade law (3 volume set)||Oxford : Hart Pub., 2016||346.07 DAL|
|Enonchong, Nelson||The independence principle of letters of credit and demand guarantees||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011||346.073 ENO|
|Koutrakos, Panos (ed)||Research handbook on the law of the EU’s internal market||Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., 2017||343.2408 KOU|
|Leeuwen, Barend van||European standardisation of services and its impact on private law: paradoxes of convergence||Oxford : Hart Pub., 2017||343.24078 LEE|
|Matsushita, Mitsuo||The World Trade Organization: law, practice, and policy||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017||382.92 MAT|
|Silveira, Mercedeh Azeredo da||Trade sanctions and international sales: an inquiry into international arbitration and commercial litigation||Alphen aan den Rijn : Wolters Kluwer, 2014||341.582 SIL|
|Trebilcock, M. J.||Advanced introduction to international trade law||Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., c2015||343.087 TRE|
|Wadlow, Christopher||The law of passing off: unfair competition by misrepresentation||London : Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2016||346.41048 WAD|
|Wells-Greco, Michael||Status of children arising from inter-country surrogacy arrangements||The Hague, the Netherlands : Eleven International Pub., c2016||341.5 WEL|
|Simpson, Andrew R. C.||Continuity, change and pragmatism in the law: essays in memory of professor Angelo Forte||Aberdeen : Aberdeen University Press, 2016||349.411 SIM|
The present post gives you a short summary of the primary and secondary legislation in the United Kingdom in accordance with the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA, 4th edition). It could be particularly useful for students who are writing their dissertations over the summer and want to cite UK legislation. For more information, please see pp. 23-28 in the OSCOLA user guide.
UK primary legislation:
- Acts of the UK Parliament
- Acts of the Scottish Parliament
- Scottish Parliament Bills
- Acts of the Welsh Assembly (previously known as Welsh Measures)
- Welsh Assembly Bills
- Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly
(or previously, Acts of the Parliament of Northern Ireland)
- Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly
UK secondary legislation:
- UK Statutory instruments (previously known as Statutory rules, regulations
- Rules of court
- Statutory instruments of the Welsh Assembly
- Statutory instruments of the Scottish Parliament
- Northern Ireland statutory rules.
Taylor Library Team
As we near the end of term, the number of books coming in naturally goes down, however April’s sole addition is one of note – a collection of essays in memory of Professor Angelo Forte (1949 – 2012), who held the Chair of Commercial Law at the University of Aberdeen from 1993 – 2010. The volume is contributed to and edited by Aberdeen Law Lecturer Dr. Andrew Simpson, and in addition to being available to borrow from the Taylor Library, the collection is also available to purchase here.
|Simpson, Andrew R. C. (ed)||Continuity, change and pragmatism in the law: essays in memory of professor Angelo Forte||Aberdeen : Aberdeen University Press, 2016||349.411 SIM|
|Dixon, Martin||Cases and materials on international law||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016||341.026 DIX|
|Flyn, Derek||Crofting law||Edinburgh : Avizandum Publishing Ltd., 2017||343.411076 FLY|
|Guilfoyle, Douglas||International criminal law||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016||345 GUI|
|Klip, André||Annotated leading cases of international criminal tribunals. Special Tribunal for Lebanon 2009 – 2013||Cambridge : Intersentia, c2017||Rep 340 Ann|
|McNeill, Peter G. B.||Adoption of children in Scotland||Edinburgh : W. Green/Thomson Reuters, 2016||346.0178 MCN|
|Sutherland, Elaine (ed)||Implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: best interests, welfare and well-being||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016||344.0317 SUT|
|Gill, Brian||Agricultural tenancies*
*Previous editions titled Law of agricultural holdings in Scotland.
|Edinburgh : W. Green/Thomson Reuters, 2017||346.41104348 GIL|
|McKendrick, Ewan||Contract law||Basingstoke : Macmillan Education/Palgrave, 2015||346.4202 MCK
|Rotabi, Karen Smith||From intercountry adoption to global surrogacy: a human rights history and new fertility frontiers||London : Routledge, 2016||306.8743 ROT|
Congratulations go to University of Aberdeen Law Diploma students Jennifer Baird and Euan Thompson, who jointly won the recent Scottish Client Competition, earning the opportunity to represent Scotland internationally.
“I think the competition has been invaluable to both of us, through gaining interview skills, the experience of working under pressure to find solutions and managing client expectations.” -Jennifer Baird