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Celebrating “A Black Man’s Journey from Sharecropper to College President” by Judy Scales-Trent

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Cover image of Black Mans JourneyJoin the University at Buffalo School of Law in congratulating and celebrating emeritus professor Judy Scales-Trent on her award-winning book, A Black Man’s Journey from Sharecropper to College President: the Life and Work of William Johnson Trent, 1873-1963 (Monroe Street Press, 2016).

Professor Scales-Trent’s book has received numerous prestigious awards, including: Silver Award, 2017 Benjamin Franklin Awards; Silver Award, 2016 Nautilus Book Awards; Finalist, 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards; Finalist, 2016 Best Book Awards.

As noted in Kirkus Reviews (12/15/2016, Vol. 84 Issue 24, p. 190-191), “Scales-Trent . . . is Trent’s granddaughter, and her book is clearly a labor of love.”

The book is available in the UB Libraries and via Amazon.

New publication: Adcreep by Mark Bartholomew

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |


The Law Library has just received the latest book by University at Buffalo School of Law Professor Mark Bartholomew, Adcreep: the Case against Modern Marketing.

Publisher Stanford University Press notes, “Adcreep journeys through the curious and sometimes troubling world of modern advertising. Mark Bartholomew exposes an array of marketing techniques that might seem like the stuff of science fiction: neuromarketing, biometric scans, automated online spies, and facial recognition technology, all enlisted to study and stimulate consumer desire. This marriage of advertising and technology has consequences. Businesses wield rich and portable records of consumer preference, delivering advertising tailored to your own idiosyncratic thought processes. They mask their role by using social media to mobilize others, from celebrities to your own relatives, to convey their messages. Guerrilla marketers turn every space into a potential site for a commercial come-on or clandestine market research. Advertisers now know you on a deeper, more intimate level, dramatically tilting the historical balance of power between advertiser and audience. … ” [more]

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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?”


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)

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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.

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

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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

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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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