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New chapter by Meredith Kolsky Lewis

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

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?”


To explore more works by Professor Lewis and other Law School scholars, visit the following links:

New chapters from Meredith Kolsky Lewis

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

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.

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

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

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.

Hot off the presses: The Myth of the Litigious Society by David M. Engel

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The Law Library has just received the latest book by SUNY Distinguished Service Professor David M. Engel, The Myth of the Litigious Society: Why We Don’t Sue.

Publisher University of Chicago Press notes, “Why do Americans seem to sue at the slightest provocation? The answer may surprise you: we don’t! For every ‘Whiplash Charlie’ who sees a car accident as a chance to make millions, for every McDonald’s customer to pursue a claim over a too-hot cup of coffee, many more Americans suffer injuries but make no claims against those responsible or their insurance companies. The question is not why Americans sue but why we don’t sue more often, and the answer can be found in how we think about injury and personal responsibility. With this book, David M. Engel demolishes the myth that America is a litigious society. …” [more]

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New books this week: Laws of Image by Samantha Barbas

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

Among new books this week, the Law Library has received Laws of Image : Privacy and Publicity in America by Professor Samantha Barbas.

Published by Stanford University Press, “Laws of Image tells the story of how Americans came to use the law to protect and manage their images, feelings, and reputations. In this social, cultural, and legal history, Samantha Barbas ties the development of personal image law to the self-consciousness and image-consciousness that has become endemic in our media-saturated culture of celebrity and consumerism, where people see their identities as intertwined with their public images. The laws of image are the expression of a people who have become so publicity-conscious and self-focused that they believe they have a right to control their images—to manage and spin them like actors, politicians, and rock stars. ” [more]

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Not Just a Thruway Exit (Historic unveiling of Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women – Saturday, July 19, 2014)

Posted on: | by Nina Cascio |
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Seneca Falls. Courtesy National Park Service

Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Seneca Falls. Courtesy National Park Service

Did you ever drive by Exit 41 on the NYS Thruway, and say to yourself, “hmmm…someday I should stop and visit the Women’s Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls”? Well, this month is a great time to act! Upstate NY is at its summer best, and you can witness history in the making.

Seneca Falls is considered by many to be the birthplace of the women’s rights movement. In commemoration of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls in July 1848, an annual “Convention Days” celebration takes place at the Park.

This year, on Saturday July 19th, the celebration will unveil and open for signature the Declaration of Equalities For Muslim Women, inspired by the Declaration of Sentiments created by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others in 1848.

SUNY Buffalo’s adjunct law professor Nadia Shahram, the law students in her class, and others have contributed to this first draft of the Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women.

You are invited to the celebration, to attend any of the events, and to explore this National Historic Park.

Useful Links:

Convention Days Schedule (July 18-20, 2014)

Background: Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women!equality/c13w1

2014 Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women (full text)

Sign the Declaration Petition Online (or in person on July 19th)

1848 Declaration of Sentiments (text and signers)

Story of Women’s Rights (at Seneca Falls)

Locate Books on Women and Islam (click on any title, type in your zip code to find a local library with the book)

Driving Directions to Women’s Rights National Historic Park (Seneca Falls, NY)

CRS Reports on HeinOnline

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Selected Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports are now available on Hein through three of the HeinOnline Libraries:

  • Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I& II contains CRS Reports on Taxation (1978-2013) and CRS Reports on Economic Reform (1982-2013)
  • History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III contains CRS Reports on Bankruptcy (1984-2013)
  • US Congressional Documents contains all of the above CRS Reports


On Display

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Mather Display

Near the entrance of the Law Library you may notice a new display. This faculty spotlight display is in honor of Lynn Mather’s article “Language, Audience and the Transformation of Disputes” (co-authored by Barbara Yngvesson) that won the American Political Science Association’s Law and Courts Lasting Contribution Award. When you stop in the Law Library, be sure to check it out!


Double Jeopardy Trivia…Week #2

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |


With Week #1 done (congrats again to our winner Amanda!), it’s time to move on to our next trivia question.

Question: Which SUNY Buffalo Law Professor is used as an example in the Blue Book?

Hint: Rule 17 or the Law Library’s blog will help you find the answer.

This contest is only open to students currently enrolled in SUNY Buffalo Law School. Each student may only enter once, and may only win once. Each Tuesday a question and helpful hint will be posted about the Law School. If you submit the correct answer by noon on Friday, your name will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift card.

Submit your answer now!


Following Faculty Scholarship

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |


Last October, the Faculty Spotlight shone on Professor Michael Boucai for his article, “Sexual Liberty and Same-Sex Marriage: An Argument from Bisexuality” (49 San Diego L. Rev. 415 (2012)). Six months later, someone else is spotlighting that particular article.

In light of the Supreme Court’s attention turning towards same-sex marriage, Clifford Rosky wrote a review of Professor Boucai’s article for Jotwell. The review, entitled, “Same-Sex Marriage—A Liberty for All,” highlights Professor Boucai’s unique argument for same-sex marriage.

Be sure to check out the article and the review!