Monday, December 5, 2011

A Selection of New Titles For November, 2011

A selection of new titles in the law library for November, 2011.
Highlighted Title:
Hot coffee : is justice being served? / HBO Documentary Films in association with If Not Now Productions and The Group Entertainment ; produced by Carly Hugo, Alan Oxman, Susan Saladoff ; directed by Susan Saladoff. 
[United States] : Docurama Films : New Video, c2011. 
KF1250 .H68 2011 DVD. 
Click here to view the FULL CATALOG RECORD.
"Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts? Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. After seeing this film, you will decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee."
More new titles:
How constitutions change : a comparative study / edited by Dawn Oliver and Carlo Fusaro. 
Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart Publishing, 2011. 
K3165 .H68 2011. 
Click here to view the FULL CATALOG RECORD.
Legal aspects of managing technology / Lee Burgunder. 
Mason, Ohio : South-Western Cengage Learning, c2011. 
KF390.5.C6 B87 2011. 
Click here to view the FULL CATALOG RECORD.
The access of individuals to international justice / Antonio Augusto Cancado Trindade. 
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011. 
K3240 .T75 2011. 
Click here to view the FULL CATALOG RECORD.
World intellectual property rights and remedies : laws and commentary / Dennis Campbell, editor ; Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria. 
Eagan, MN : West, a Thomson Reuters business, c2011- 
K1401 .W67 2011. 
Click here to view the FULL CATALOG RECORD.
The politics of international law / Martti Koskenniemi. Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart, 2011. 
KZ1250 .K67 2011. 
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What's law got to do with it? : what judges do, why they do it, and what's at stake / edited by Charles Gardner Geyh. 
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2011. 
KF8775.A75 W48 2011. 
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Best practices report on the use of adjunct faculty / American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. 
[Chicago, Ill.] : American Bar Association, 2011. 
KF272 .A44 2011. 
Click here to view the FULL CATALOG RECORD.
Transgender employment experiences : gendered perceptions and the law / Kyla Bender-Baird. 
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2011. 
HD6285.5.U6 B46 2011. 
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Lawyers, swamps, and money : U.S. wetland law, policy, and politics / Royal C. Gardner. 
Washington : Island Press, c2011. 
KF5624 .G37 2011. 
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Regulating the international movement of women : from protection to control / edited by Sharron A. FitzGerald. 
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, [England] ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, c2011. 
K3275 .R438 2011. 
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The New Lawyer

The digital edition of the NEW LAWYER from the Daily Journal is now available.  This issue contains sample answers written to the July 2011 California Bar Examination.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Search Tips From HeinOnline

HeinOnline Blog - Don’t know where to start your research in HeinOnline? Try our One-Box Search! 

We often get questions about where to find certain documents in HeinOnline. If you don’t know where to start your research in HeinOnline, try our One-Box Search. 

The One-Box Search is found at the top of your subscribed libraries page. It functions as an advanced search box but searches across all of your subscribed libraries. Therefore, it is great to begin your research with if you don’t know what collection what you are looking for is found in.  See example here.

Another way to determine where to begin your research is to use the question mark icons found next to the collection titles also on your subscribed libraries page. Clicking the question mark icon reveals a short description of what is found in that collection. Click here to learn more about this enhancement

If you have any questions, contact HeinOnline Support! Live Chat is available Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5pm EST or contact or 800-277-6995.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Search Tips From Hein Online

HeinOnline Tip of the Day: Use the Citation Navigator

In most collections in HeinOnline, there is a Citation Navigator tool. Therefore, if you have a citation, you can quickly insert it into HeinOnline’s Citation Navigator and instantly access the article or work you are looking for. Below, we will highlight the Law Journal Library Citation Navigator and the US Statutes at Large Library Citation Navigator.

Law Journal Library Citation Naviagtor:

Use the Citation Navigator found in the Law Journal Library to quickly pull up a page in the Law Journal Library. Use the first option to enter the volume from your citation, the abbreviation, and the page number. Click “Get Citation” to open the page in HeinOnline. Or, use the second option to copy and paste your citation directly in the field, which will also open the page in HeinOnline.

US Statutes at Large Library Citation Navigator:

Quickly pull up a Public Law 
The citation navigator found in the US Statutes at Large let’s you quickly enter, and jump to the public law you are searching for. The tool is split into two parts to accommodate the different formats used over the years to cite public laws.
The top section can find laws using the naming method used by the 57th Congress to present (ex: 87-5 or Chapter 1, 57 Congress), while the bottom section can find laws using the naming method used by the 1st-56th Congresses.
If the Public Law you are searching for is from after the 57th Congress, simply enter the public law number to pull up the public law.

Or, if the public law is from the 1st – 56th Congress, use the second option. Enter the Chapter and Year of Enactment to pull up the public law.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

We Welcome Two New Law Librarians

Please join us in welcoming our two new law librarians to Golden Gate School of Law!

Jodi Collova
Reference Librarian
BA, English and Dance, Carleton College; JD, University of Minnesota Law School.
Prior to joining the Golden Gate Law Library staff in 2011, Jodi taught legal research and writing courses to college students at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill and Heald College in San Francisco. Prior to that, she practiced plaintiff's-side employment law with a mid-sized firm in San Francisco and Minneapolis for two years. While practicing law, Jodi also served as a pro-bono supervising attorney at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center in San Francisco. Jodi attended UMN Law School as a MacKinnon & Stone Scholar, was a staff member of Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, received the Best Brief Award in legal writing, spent a semester studying international human rights law in Costa Rica, and chaired a committee that persuaded the law school to offer a new seminar in reproductive rights law. Jodi is currently pursuing an MLIS at San Jose State University.

Jennifer Pesetsky
Reference and Electronic Services Librarian
BA, Legal Studies & Conservation and Research Studies, University of California at Berkeley; JD, Willamette University; MLIS, San Jose State University.
Prior to joining the GGU staff, Jennifer worked as a librarian in law firms including Heller Ehrman, Reed Smith, and Morrison & Foerster. In her law firm work, Jennifer has taught courses, given presentations and researched a broad range of issues. She also worked as a librarian in Washington, DC at both National Public Radio and the Law Library of Congress. In law school, she received a Certificate in Dispute Resolution in addition to her JD. Jennifer joined the staff at GGU in the fall of 2011.

Monday, July 18, 2011

HeinOnline World Constitutons Illustrated - UPDATE

More than 62,000 words of new translations added

New Documents

The following countries have been updated with more than 150 new documents:

English translation of the Electoral Court, our translation of the four subsequent amending laws, to bring the text 100% up to date, the latest amendment being of 10 June 2011.

English translation of the Constitution of 1990.

Central African Republic
English translation of the original text of the Constitution of 27 December 2004, together with the subsequent amending law, Constitutional Law No. 10.005 of 11 May 2010, and the consolidated text.

English translation of the Constiution of 1985 as amended to Legislative Accord No. 18-93 of 17 November 1993.

and many more!

Notable Books

This month we added more than 100 books. Following is a list of notable titles:
  • Canadian Constitution in Form and in Fact - William Renwick Riddell (1923)
  • Choix de Rapports, Opinions et Discours Prononces a la Tribune Nationale Depuis 1789 Jusqu'a ce Jour; Recueillis dans un Ordre Chronologique et Historique (1818)
  • Constitucion en el Congreso General Constituyente (1943)
  • Constitution of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Sung Yoon Cho (1986)
  • Constitutional Law of England - Edward Wavell Ridges (1934)
  • Constitution Americaines et Francaises - J.B.J. Pailliet (1848)
  • Constitutions D'Haiti (1801-1885) - Janvier Haiti, Joseph Louis (1886)
We've also added linking to the following titles:
  • Select Constitutions of the World, compiled by the Dail Eireann, the Irish Parliament (1922)
  • Federal and Unified Constitutions/A Collection of Constitutional Documents for the Use of Students by Arthur Percival Newton (1923)
Click here to view complete list of titles added.

Contribute to the Project

If you would like to contribute to World Constitutions Illustrated, please contact us at or click on the "Contribute to the Project" button from within the collection in HeinOnline.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Why to NEVER Talk To The Police

This is a 48 minute lecture on why to NEVER talk to the police, given by a law professor and a police officer.  Take the time to watch.  It's funny as well as educational.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The New Lawyer

The New Lawyer, an annual publication of the Daily Journal, is available digitally here. Check it out!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

E&E Publishing

For GGU law students & faculty interested in environmental law, we have added access to E&E Publishing, the home of several environmental law news alert services. Go to: and scroll down to E&E Publishing and click on the link. You will be prompted for your last name and GGU ID#.  Environmental & Energy Publishing provides the following news alert services: E&E Daily, Greenwire, ClimateWire, E&E News PM, and Land Letter.

Friday, March 25, 2011

What's New in the Law Library

Recent new titles in the Law Library:

Lawyers on trial : understanding ethical misconduct, by Richard L. Abel.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Digital Commons Update

Our Digital Commons site is less than a year old, but already containts over 1700 documents. All issues of all three law reviews are available, as well as back issues of our alumni and law school magazines. We continue to add faculty publications as we receive permission from the publishers.

New on the DC are back issues of the School of Law Bulletin. Did you know that Caspar Weinberger (yes, that Caspar Weinberger!) used to teach at GGU School of Law in the early 1950's? Also, tuition was a whopping $11.50 per unit in 1951! We have many issues from 1932 up to 2010. Please take a look, and if you happen to have a missing issue squirreled away in your office, please let us know.

You will also find an archive of the Student Handbook and other materials from the Registrar. The Jesse Carter library is slowly being uploaded as well.

To explore the DC, go to: to see the menu. Click on the site map to get a clear picture of the sections under each heading. We continue to harvest important materials to add to our archive of the GGU School of Law. If you have materials that you think would be appropriate for the DC, please contact Janet Fischer at Thank you!

Monday, January 31, 2011