New books in Taylor Library

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.

You can also view the complete list of the last three month’s acquisitions here.

Failure to flourish: how law undermines family relationships
Clare Huntington
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2014
346.73015 HUN

“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
341.63 SCH

“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
341.48094 ZIE

“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)

New Books in Taylor Library

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The latest additions to the Taylor Library general book collection have now been added to the new acquisitions page. See the list below for details and links to the book entries on Primo.

June 2017
Author Title Publisher Shelfmark
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
Volume 8
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

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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
May 2017
Author Title Publisher Shelfmark
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
April 2017
Author Title Publisher Shelfmark
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

New books in Taylor Library

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Dr Andrew Simpson with the essay collection

The latest additions to the Taylor Library general book collection have now been added to the new acquisitions page. See the list below for details and links to the book entries on Primo.

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.

The volume was successfully launched in the Craig Suite of the Sir Duncan Rice Library on 20th January of this year.

April 2017
Author Title Publisher Shelfmark
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
March 2017
Author Title Publisher Shelfmark
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
       
February 2017
Author Title Publisher Shelfmark
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

 

New books in Taylor Library

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February saw three new additions to the Taylor Library general book collection. See the list below for details and links to the book entries on Primo. You can also have a look at the Taylor new acquisitions page for a list of what has come in over the last three months.

February 2017
Author Title Publisher Shelfmark
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

Old books for contemporary readers

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Readers can find an extensive collection of paper books on the second floor of the Taylor Library & EDC. Nowadays, when there is a significant shift from physical resources to online collections, our general law book collection is less busy than it was.

Undergraduate students mainly use Heavy Demand items on their course reading lists. These are textbooks, monographs, or anthologies of various fields of law. Dissertation time is probably the first time when many of them venture upstairs, and have a more thorough look around the general law collection. This is not the case with the postgraduate and especially research students who tend to use this collection more regularly. As they have to demonstrate a deeper knowledge of their chosen fields, they need more rigorous research and wider reading on their topics.

The general law collection is an ideal source of information. Covering almost every possible area of the law, it provides books, research papers, pamphlets, folios, etc. Not all materials are in English. The collection houses a quite unique Roman law section, with books written in Latin, German or French. The oldest books go back to the turn of the 19th century. [See Pandekten (1800) written by Carl Georg von Wachter (1797 -1880) and Oscar Eberhard Siegfried von Wachter (1825-1902)].

Among the old books, there are a few very well-known publications. If someone is studying law, some books are surely unmissable, like An institute of the law of Scotland: in four books: in the order of Sir George Mackenzie’s Institutes of the law by John Erskine (1695-1768); Commentaries on the law of Scotland respecting crimes by David Hume (1757-1838) or Principles of the law of Scotland by George Joseph Bell (1770-1843).

Of course, not all old books are as rare or as famous as the ones just mentioned. But all of them are important in their own way, and are excellent for historical studies or just providing a historical perspective for a given legal research. To rediscover the hidden treasures of the general law collection, and to highlight a few interesting items there, we are launching a new series of posts. Our aim is to introduce old books to contemporary readers.

The first book chosen is entitled The Court of Session Garland. It is an anthology compiled by James Maidment (1793-1879), and makes for a very lighthearted reading. The author was a prominent Advocate on genealogical cases and a friend of Sir Walter Scott. He also proved himself as a historian, poet and literary collector. Maidment’s personal library was so huge (more than 5000 items at the time of his death) that the auction for the sale of the collection lasted more than 15 sessions in 1880, and raised about £4,500. [See Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

The Court of Session Garland is a collection of humorous writings (anecdotes, songs, sonnets, epigrams, literary sketches) written by – among others – Scottish lawyers of the era (lawyers, advocates, judges). The individual pieces were selected by Maidment, and then published by Thomas G. Stevenson in Edinburgh in 1839. Of course, the book is neither a serious legal nor a sophisticated literary work, its importance lies in its significance for cultural history. The book offers a fascinating and original insight into the life of early 19th century legal professionals. It sheds a humorous light on the Scottish Bar.

And, to spark your interest in the publication, here are a few quotes from the book:

I.

“EPIGRAM ON THE LATE HUGO ARNOT. ESQ. ADVOCATE.

Written by the Honourable Henry Erskine.

The Scriptures assure us much may be forgiven
To flesh and to blood, by the mercy of heaven ;
But I’ve searched all the books, and texts I find none
That extend such forgiveness to skin and to bone.*

*Hugo was so attenuated as to be almost a walking skeleton, – had he lived till the year 1825, he might have proved a formidable rival to the living skeleton of that period. One day he was eating a split dried haddock, commonly called a spelding, when the reputed author of these lines came in, – “You see,” says Hugo, “I am not starving,” “I must own,” observed Henry Erskine, “that you are very like your meat.”

II.

 “SONG,

BY WILLIAM ERSKINE, ESQ. ADVOCATE.

William Erskine, afterwards Lord Kinneder, was the son of the Reverend William Erskine, Minister of Muthil, -he was admitted Advocate in 1790, was appointed Sheriff-Depute of Orkney 6th June 1809, and promoted to the Bench, on the resignation of Lord Balmuto, on the 29th January 1822; -he died on the 14th of August following; -he was the intimate friend of Sir Walter Scott, and author of several small poems, amongst which are Supplementary Verses to Collins’ Ode on the Superstitions of the Highlands, which possess great poetical merit.

1.

O say not Cynthia, maid divine !
That vain our vows must ever prove,
That far from thee I still must pine,
For fortune is the foe of love,
And blissful dreams and visions bright.
Ah ! yield not to the fiend despair,
Nor dash with shades of deepest night,
The scenes our fancy form’d so fair.
Far, far from hollow splendor flee,
And live with innocence and me.

2.

Come, view the vale, my peerless maid,
Where lost to all but thee I dwell,
Where nature’s beauties deck the shade
That hides thy lover’s lowly cell.
See, peace, the cherub, wanders here,
See, independence guards my store,
And truth, and hope, and love are here,-
My Cynthia can’st thou wish for more ?
Then haste from hollow splendor flee,
And dwell with innocence and me.”

 

Now, you can read the parody of the previous poem here:

“PARODY ON THE PRECEDING,

BY GEORGE CRANSTON, ESQ. LORD COREHOUSE.

1.

O say not William, youth divine,
In vain your company I seek,
That far from me to-day you dine,
Tho’ you were ask’d on Thursday week.
Your leisure hours, your eves of rest,
O give not to some stupid drone,
Nor be the dull Dunsinnan’s* guest,
For you had better yawn alone.
Far, far from Lords of Session flee,
And dine with Thomson,† and with me.

2.

Come, view the meal, my peerless blade,
Which Annie’s gentle cares afford,
Two chickens from the Cowgate head,
To grace your George’s simple board,-
And peas,-the pudding crowns my cheer,-
Potatoes purchas’d at the door,
And greens, and tarts, and ham, are here,-
My William can’st thou wish for more?
Then haste, from Lords of Session flee,
And dine with Thompson and with me.”

* Sir William Nairn, Bart. Lord Dunsinnan,-his Lordship was admitted advocate 11th March 1755, made a Lord of Session 9th March 1786, and of Justiciary, 24th December 1792. He resigned the latter appointment in 1808, the former in 1809, and died at Dunsinnan House on the 20th of March 1811. He was uncle of the celebrated Katherine Nairn, who was convicted, 14th August 1768, of being art and part guilty with her brother-in-law, Lieutenant Patrick Ogilvie, of the murder of her husband, Thomas Ogilvie of Eastmiln, as also of an incestuous intercourse with her said brother-in-law. She, (by her uncle’s assistance, as was reported,) escaped from prison, and thus avoided the gallows; but her paramour was executed. In a Magazine for 1777 she is said to have taken refuge in a Convent at Lisle, “a sincere penitent”.

† Thomas Thomson, Esq. Deputy-Clerk-Register, and one of the Principal Clerks of Session.”

III.

“SONNET

TO PATRICK ROBERTSON, ESQ.

Patrick ! Thou whom no man or mother’s son,
From Rydal northward to thine own Strathspey,
The grave can better temper with the gay ;
Who art in truth a double-barrell’d gun,
One barrell charg’d with law, and one with fun ;
Accept the customary votive lay,
On this the festive, though the thoughtful day,
When time another cycle hath begun,
Spite of the working of “ the people’s bill,”
May thy quaint spirit long impart its zest
Unto thy daily life–making the year
One constant merry Christmas–seasoning still
The learning of the law with well-tim’d jest,
And meditation pale, with purple cheer.

W—— W—DS—TH.

R——- l M——nt,
Jan. 1836

Fishy

 

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Tip of the day: House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

 

UK Parliament

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Did you know that the library provides direct access to the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP)?

The HCPP has different collections, e.g.:

  • 18th century collection (1688-1834),
  • 19th century collection (1801-1900),
  • 20th century collection (1901-2003/04 session),
  • 21st century module 1 (2004/05-2009/10 session),
  • Hansard (1803-2005).

Through the collections you can search more than 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers. To get access to the database, please follow the steps below:

  • Visit the library home page,
  • Use the quick search box of Primo, and type ‘House of Commons Parliamentary Papers’ in the search box and press enter,
  • Finally, to select the database from the result screen, click on ‘View online’ tab.

For more information, please read our Library Guide on the Official Publications Collection.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

New Books in the Taylor Library

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December’s list of new acquisitions is now up on the Taylor Library webpages. As always you can click on the shelf-mark to view the book records on Primo, from where you can check status and availability, place holds and make reservations where applicable.

Happy New Year from everyone at Taylor!