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New chapter by Meredith Kolsky Lewis

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The Law Library has received the 2016 edition of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law, featuring a chapter by University at Buffalo School of Law Professor Meredith Kolsky Lewis, “The United States’ Path to Concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Will TPA + TAA = TPP?”


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New chapters from Meredith Kolsky Lewis

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The Law Library has received two new publications featuring chapters by Professor Meredith Kolsky Lewis.

International Political Economy and the Prisoner’s Dilemma: Compliance with International Law” appears in The Political Economy of International Law: a European Perspective, edited by Alberta Fabricotti and published by Edward Elgar, 2016.

When Popular Decisions Rest on Shaky Foundations: Systemic Implications of Selected WTO Appellate Body Trade Remedies Jurisprudence” appears in International Economic Law and Governance: Essays in Honour of Mitsuo Matsushita, edited by Julien Chaisse and Tsai-yu Lin, published by Oxford University Press, 2016.
Book covers for Lewis publicationsAnd that’s not all — you can enjoy exploring more of Professor Lewis’s scholarship via her Law School Faculty Profile and her listing in our Faculty Scholarship database.

Upcoming event: Mitchell Lecture on “Editing the Environment: Emerging Issues in Genetics and the Law”

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mitchell2016From UBNow:

“The promise and perils of new technologies in genetic engineering will be examined in a major forum on Oct. 21 sponsored by the School of Law.

“The forum, titled ‘Editing the Environment: Emerging Issues in Genetics and the Law,’ will begin 2 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. This is the latest Mitchell Lecture, the School of Law’s signature lecture series that since 1951 has brought distinguished legal scholars to speak on the most important issues in law.”

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School of Law to host conversation with Alito

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alito-visitFrom UBNow:

“The School of Law is hosting a visit to Buffalo by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. on Oct. 20.
“In an appearance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center before an invitation-only audience, Alito will respond to questions from the law school’s interim dean, SUNY Distinguished Professor James A. Gardner, and Hodgson Russ Chairman Daniel C. Oliverio.”

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Upcoming event: Buddhist Law and State Law in Comparative Perspective International Conference

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When: September 30 – October 1, 2016
Where: 509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus

Join us for a two-day conference that builds on the edited collection, Buddhism and Law: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2014) by Rebecca French and Mark Nathan. It will also serve as the official launch of the first issue of the new peer-reviewed, academic journal, Buddhism, Law & Society (William S. Hein Publishing).

Synopsis: This two-day, international conference in the exciting new area of Buddhism, Law and Society will bring together scholars whose work touches on the theme of Buddhism and law from multiple perspectives and across a variety of regions and time periods. A key goal of this conference is to encourage new conversations and collaborations among scholars working in different areas.

Themes to be explored include the importance of different versions of the original Buddhist law codes in Sanskrit, Pali and vernacular sources; the key principles of continuity and discontinuity in the practice of Buddhist law in ancient and modern periods; and the differences in the conceptions and practices of ‘legality’ in monastic and state legal structures.

Participants will address monastic legal practices, the relationships between royal/civil law and Buddhist legal norms, law codes and documents, notions of legality (or harm, property, freedom etc.), the administration of temples and Buddhist sites, contemporary Buddhist legal activism and Buddhist-interest litigation.

All interested parties are welcome to attend. Please contact the managing editor of the journal, Buddhism, Law & Society, at, for information on the conference.

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New publication: Criminal Law by Guyora Binder (Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law)

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crimlawThe Law Library has just received a new publication by SUNY Distinguished Professor Guyora Binder, Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Criminal Law.

Publisher Oxford University Press notes that, “The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Criminal Law reviews the development of American criminal law and explains its key concepts and persistent controversies in light of its history. These key concepts include retribution and prevention as purposes of punishment; the requirements of a criminal act and a culpable mental state; criteria of causal responsibility; modes of violating consent; inchoate offenses, including attempt and conspiracy; doctrines of participation in crime; and defenses of justification and excuse.” [more]

To explore more works by Professor Binder, view his Faculty Profile and listing in the Faculty Scholarship database.

Join the UB Libraries Banned Books Read-Out

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bannedbooksWednesday, September 28, 2016 at 3 pm
Lockwood Library, 2nd Floor Lobby
Light refreshments will be served.

Celebrate the freedom to read and help us draw attention to the issues surrounding censorship. Sign up to read a short selection from your favorite banned or challenged book at a Read-Out in recognition of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week 2016. Everyone is welcome!

Sign Up in advance, or come to the Lockwood Library, Lobby on Sept. 28th and sign up the same day.

To view an ALA list of books which have been challenged or banned, visit:


Upcoming event: “This Changes Everything”

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Poster art by Shepard FaireyAll are invited to a special screening of the new climate change documentary inspired by Naomi Klein’s bestselling book, “This Changes Everything” (an Avi Lewis film).

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, North Campus

This event is free and open to all. There will be limited seating, so please plan accordingly.

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