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101 Law Forms for Personal Use
Title: 101 law forms for personal use [electronic resource] / by Ralph Warner & Robin Leonard with the editors of Nolo. Edition: 4th ed. Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2004.

Affirmative Action: a Reference Handbook
Affirmative action: a reference handbook / Lynne Eisaguirre. Publisher:Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1999. Description: xii, 222 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Subject(s): Affirmative action programs --United States --History. Affirmative action programs --Law and legislation --United States.

Animal Rights: a Reference Handbook
Animal rights [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Clifford J. Sherry. "Animal rights United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Animal welfare Law and legislation United States Handbooks, manuals, etc." ABC-CLIO, c1994. HV4764 .S5 1994eb

Barron’s Guide to Law Schools
Title: Barron’s guide to law schools [electronic resource] / Gary A. Munneke. Edition: 14th ed. Publisher: New York : Barron’s Educational Series, c2000. Description: 566 p. : maps ; 28 cm.

Basic Employment Law Manual for Managers and Supervisors
Basic employment law manual for managers and supervisors [computer file] / Paul C. Gibson, Kathryn S. Piscitelli. Labor laws and legislation United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. CCH Inc.,c1997. KF3455.Z9 G53 1997eb

Basic Facts About the United Nations
Title: Basic facts about the United Nations [electronic resource] / Department of Public Information. Publisher: New York : United Nations, c2004. Description: xv, 359 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.

Bill of Rights
Title: The Bill of Rights [electronic resource] / edited by Thomas T. Lewis. Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c2002. 2 v. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. v. 1. Bill of Rights, Amendments, Issues -- v. 2. Court cases, appendices, index.

Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction
Title: The Bill of Rights [electronic resource] : creation and reconstruction / Akhil Reed Amar. Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c1998. xv, 412 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

CCH State Payroll Law Handbook
Title: CCH state payroll law handbook [electronic resource] / CCH editorial staff publication. Edition: 5th ed. Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : CCH Inc., c2001. Description: 507 p. ; 28 cm.

Censorship in America: a Reference Handbook
Title: Censorship in America [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Mary E. Hull. Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1999. Description: Book Computer File xii, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Consumer Fraud: a Reference Handbook
Title: Consumer fraud [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Lee E. Norrgard and Julia M. Norrgard. Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1998.

Copyright for Schools
A handbook on how copyright and fair use laws impact schools. Describes, with specific examples, what educators can and can not do with copyrighted materials.

Criminal Law Handbook
Title: The criminal law handbook [electronic resource] : know your rights, survive the system / by Paul Bergman & Sara J. Berman-Barrett. Edition: 5th ed. Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2003.

Criminal Poisoning: Investigational Guide for Law Enforcement, Toxicologists, Forensic Scientists, and Attorneys
Criminal poisoning: investigational guide for law enforcement, toxicologists, forensic scientists, and attorneys / John H. Trestrail, III. Publisher: Humana Press, 2000. Description: xv, 164 p. ; 24 cm.

Cyber Forensics: A Field Manual for Collecting, Examining, and Preserving Evidence of Computer Crimes, Second Edition
Cyber Forensics: A Field Manual for Collecting, Examining, and Preserving Evidence of Computer Crimes, Second Edition by Albert J. Marcella, Jr. and Doug Menendez Auerbach Publications © 2008 (528 pages) Citation ISBN:9780849383281 Designed as an introduction and overview to the field, this book guides you step-by-step through the basics of investigation and introduces the tools and procedures required to legally seize and forensically evaluate a suspect machine.

Dictionary of Legal Terms
Title: Dictionary of legal terms [electronic resource] : a simplified guide to the language of law / by Steven H. Gifis. Edition: 3rd ed. Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron’s Educational Series, c1998.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration
Encyclopedia of American Immigration traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest colonial settlements to the present, focusing on critical issues as well as the groups of people involved. Every major immigrant group and every era are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors.

Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America
The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America is a comprehensive, alphabetically-organized reference source on the human rights and civil liberties that are legally recognized in the United States. The 677 entries address civil rights issues from a variety of perspectives, such as race, gender, age, medical status or conditions, physical and mental challenges, group membership, religion, and many others.

Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
The Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement provides a comprehensive, critical, and descriptive examination of all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages. This work is a unique reference source that provides readers with informed discussions on the practice and theory of policing in a historical and contemporary framework. Each volume treats subjects that are particular to the area of state and local, federal and national, and international policing. Many of the themes and issues of policing cut across disciplinary borders, however, and a number of entries provide comparative information that places the subject in context. The Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement is the first attempt to present a comprehensive view of policing and law enforcement worldwide.

Encyclopedia of Supreme Court Quotations
Title: Encyclopedia of Supreme Court quotations [electronic resource] / Christopher A. Anzalone, editor. Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2000.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
Contains new and updated original articles covering recent concepts (i.e. adoption, race, the Constitution, birthright citizenship) and court cases since 1992 offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, as well as biographies of people who have had an impact on our government's legal framework (Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, Cabinet Members, Lawyers, and more). Also covers judicial decisions handed down by the Supreme Court.

Encyclopedia of United States National Security
Each of the nearly 700 entries in this Encyclopedia of United States National Security has been reviewed thoughtfully by its editors—scholars of equal standing in the field. The entries are presented in traditional format—alphabetically—and most are cross-referenced to numerous other entries to enable fuller contextual learning. But this volume is more than an A to Z list of ideas. In addition to presenting historical facts and analyses of weapons systems, treaties, and international conflicts, it is designed to also provide a comprehensive introduction to some of the more complicated and abstract questions concerning world politics and national security.

Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime
This reference, the Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime, is edited to incorporate information about a variety of white-collar crimes, and provides examples of persons, statutes, companies, and convictions. It is acknowledged that it does not, and cannot encompass all behaviors that may be defined as white-collar crimes.

illustrated Dictionary of Constitutional Concepts
Title: The illustrated dictionary of constitutional concepts [electronic resource] / Robert L. Maddex. Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Congressional Quarterly, c1996.

Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples
Title: A legal guide for lesbian and gay couples [electronic resource] / by Hayden Curry, Denis Clifford, and Frederick Hertz. Edition: 12th ed. Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2004.

Legalized Gambling: a Reference Handbook
Legalized gambling [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / William N. Thompson. Gambling Handbooks, manuals, etc. Gambling United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Gambling Canada Handbooks, manuals, etc. ABC-CLIO, c1997. HV6710 .T48 1997eb

Major Acts of Congress
In 262 entries, this 3-vol. set examines landmark pieces of legislation, explaining the historical factors that led to the proposal of each act, looking at the adoption process and assessing each act's impact on American life. All aspects of legislation are covered, including the National Prohibition Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Freedom of Information Act and much more.

Nolo’s Pocket Guide to Family Law
Title: Nolo’s pocket guide to family law [computer file] / by Robin Leonard & Stephen Elias. Edition: 4th ed. Publisher: Berkeley : Nolo Press, c1996.

Oran’s Dictionary of the Law
Title: Oran’s dictionary of the law [electronic resource] / Daniel Oran ; Mark Tosti, contributing author. Edition: 3rd ed. Publisher: Albany, NY : West Legal Studies/Thomson Learning, c2000.

Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States
Title: The Oxford companion to the Supreme Court of the United States [electronic resource] / editor in chief, Kermit L. Hall ; editors, James W. Ely, Jr., Joel B. Grossman, William M. Wiecek. Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992. Description: xx, 1032 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Oxford handbook of law and politics / edited by Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen, and Gregory A. Caldeira.
With engaging contributions from major international scholars, 'The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics' provides the key point of reference for anyone working on the interception between law and political science. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008. Description:xii, 815 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History
The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, edited by Stanley N. Katz, is the first encyclopedia of law to provide both historical and contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems. A truly international and interdisciplinary reference work, the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History covers legal history from ancient to modern times. Approximately 1,000 articles explore the traditions of Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Roman Law, Medieval Roman Law, Chinese Law, English Common Law, Islamic Law, United States Law, and the laws of such other regions as Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Major categories of law explained in detail include private law (contract, tort, civil procedure), public law (statutory, criminal, etc.), and higher or constitutional law. Using statutes and administrative rulings, judicial decisions, and descriptions of legislatures, agencies, and courts, the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History offers a clear background on geographically distinctive laws, their origins, and their consequences throughout world history.

School Violence: a Reference Handbook
School violence [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Deborah L. Kopka. School violence United States Prevention Handbooks, manuals, etc. Crime prevention Youth participation United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Educational law and legislation United States Handbooks, manuals, etc." ABC-CLIO, c1997. LB3013.3 .K68 1997eb

The Bill of Rights: a Bicentennial Assessment
Title: The Bill of Rights [computer file] : a bicentennial assessment / edited by Gary C. Bryner and A. D. Sorensen. Publisher: Provo, Utah : Brigham Young University, c1993. vii, 280 p. ; 23 cm.

The Bill of Rights: Its Origin and Meaning
Title: The Bill of Rights [electronic resource] : its origin and meaning / Irving Brant. Publisher: Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1965. vi, 567 p. 24 cm.

U.S. Court Cases
Title: U.S. court cases [electronic resource] / edited by the editors of Salem Press. Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c1999. 2 v. (xvi, 614 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm. Contents v. 1. Law and the courts, court cases : Abington school district v. Schempp ; Keyes v. Denver school district No. 1-- v. 2. Court cases : Korematsu v. United States ; Zablocki v. Redhail.

Waud’s Employment Law
Title: Waud’s employment law[electronic resource] : the practical guide for personnel managers, trade union officials, employers, employees and lawyers / Peter Chandler. Edition: 13th ed. Publisher: London : Kogan Page, 2001. xviii, 622 p. ; 24 cm.