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Collection Policy: Scope of Law: U.S. Law By Subject

Current material is purchased in the following subjects at the levels indicated. Special consideration in collecting retrospectively is given to the AALS recommended titles.

Level

Subject Area

3

Abortion Law

1

Accounting (Legal Aspects)

4

Administrative Law (including regulation)

3

Admiralty Law

1

Agricultural Law

2

Air Law (domestic air transportation, including deregulation)

3

Animal Rights

4

Antitrust

3

Arbitration

3

Art Law & Cultural Property

2

Assisted Suicide (Legal Aspects)

4

Asylum and Refugee Law (U.S.)

4

Banking Law


4
2

Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
- theory and policy
- practice

4

Bioethics (Legal Aspects)


4
3
2

Biography
- judicial (U.S. Supreme Court)
- important federal and Massachusetts-connected persons
- general legal/historical/other states

2

Business Law

4

Business Organizations (corporations, agency, partnership)

 

Canon Law -- see Religious Law

3

Censorship (Legal Aspects)

3

Children's Rights

4

Church and State

4

Civil Procedure

4

Civil Rights

3

Climate Change/Global Warming (Legal Aspects)

3

Cloning (Legal Aspects)

4

Commercial Law - U.C.C.


4
3

Communications Law
- telecommunications law
- mass media (Legal Aspects)

3

Comparative Law (general)


4
4
4
4
4

Computer Law
- criminal aspects
- intellectual property
- Internet regulation
- privacy
- contractual aspects

4

Conflict of laws

4
4
3

Constitutional Law (excluding popular treatments)
- Federal and Massachusetts
- Other states

3

Consumer Protection

4

Contracts

 

Copyright Law -- see Intellectual Property

4

Corporate Crime (Legal Aspects)

4
3
3
1

Corporations
- finance (Legal Aspects)
- governance
- business aspects

1

Corrections


4
4
3
2

Courts (domestic) -- see also Federal Courts
- U.S. Supreme Court (analysis, history and biography)
- Massachusetts (analysis, history and biography)
- procedure
- other domestic courts

2

Criminal Justice (Non-Legal Aspects)

4

Criminal Law


4
3

Criminal Procedure
- constitutional (scholarly treatments)
- practice

1

Criminology


4
2

Damages - Remedies
- theory and policy
- practice

4

Death Penalty (Legal Aspects)

1

Diplomacy (Legal Aspects)

4

Disability Law

3

Dispute Resolution (excluding arbitration)

3

Domestic Violence Law

3

Drug Law


4

2

Economics -- see also Law and Economics
- scholarly treatises on subject areas of known faculty interest (e.g., antitrust, game theory)
- basic scholarly treatises & journals of a general nature

3

Education Law

2

Election Law

4

Employment Law -- see also Labor Law

2

Energy Law -- see also Nuclear Energy Law

3

Entertainment Law

3

Environmental Law -- see also Climate Change/Global Warming (Legal Aspects)

3

Environmental Justice (Legal Aspects)

2

Environmental Policy

3

Equity

2

Estate Planning -- see also Estates & Wills

3

Estates & Wills -- see also Estate Planning


4
3
2
2

Ethics
- legal
- medical (legal Aspects)
- business (legal Aspects)
- general philosophy

2

Euthanasia (Legal Aspects) -- see also Assisted Suicide (Legal Aspects)


4
3

Evidence
- theory and policy
- practice


4
3

Family Law
- theory and policy
- practice


4
3

Federal Courts -- see also Courts (domestic)
- theory and policy
- practice

4

Federal Government - Separation of Powers

4

Feminist Law

2

Feminist Theory (general)

4

Food and Drug Law

3

Foreign Investment (Legal Aspects)

2

Forensic Medicine and Psychology

3

Form Books (General)

Game Theory -- see Economics

4

Gender Discrimination (Legal Aspects)

2

Government Contracts

4

Health Law

2

Historic Preservation (Legal Aspects)

3

Holocaust (Legal Aspects)

3

Homeland Security (Legal Aspects)

4

Human Rights -- see also Civil Rights
- see also Children's Rights
- see also LGBT Rights (Legal Aspects)
- see also Indigenous Peoples (Legal Aspects)
- see also Women and the Law

3

Immigration and Emigration Law -- see also Asylum and Refugee law

3

Indigenous Peoples (Legal Aspects) -- see also Native American Law


3
2

Insurance Law
- theory and policy
- practice

4

Intellectual Property

1

International Relations (Legal Aspects)

4

International Trade Law

 

Islamic Law -- see Religious Law

 

Jewish Law -- see Religious Law

3

Judicial Administration

4

Jurisdiction - Conflicts of Laws

4

Jurisprudence - Philosophy of Law

2

Jury Instructions

2

Juvenile Law

3
2

Labor Law -- see also Employment Law
- collective bargaining (Legal Aspects)

2

Labor Relations

4

Law and Economics -- see also Economics

3

Law and Literature

4

Law and Philosophy

3

Law and Religion

3

Law and Technology (public policy & regulatory aspects)

3

Law of the Sea

1

Law Office Management

4

Legal Education

4

Legal Ethics - Professional Responsibility

4

Legal History - American

4

Legal Profession - Lawyering

4

Legal Research


4
4

Legal Theory
- critical legal studies
- critical race theory (legal analysis)

3

Legal Writing and Drafting


4
4
3

Legislation
- statutory construction
- separation of powers
- legislative drafting

4

LGBT Rights (Legal Aspects)

2

Law Librarianship

3

Litigation

3

Local Government - Municipal Law

3

Maritime Law

3

Medical Malpractice (Legal Aspects)

2

Military Law

1

Mining Law -- see also Natural Resources (Legal Aspects)

2

Monetary Policy (Legal Aspects)

2

Money Laundering (Legal Aspects)

3

Native American Law

2

Natural Resources (Legal Aspects)
-- see also Oil & Gas Law, Mining Law, Nuclear Energy Law

2

Nonprofit Organizations (Legal Aspects)

1

Nuclear Energy Law -- see also Energy Law

2

Occupational Health and Safety Law

1

Oil and Gas Law -- see also Natural Resources (Legal Aspects)

 

Patent Law -- see Intellectual Property

3

Political Philosophy (Legal Aspects)

3

Pornography (Legal Aspects)

3

Poverty Law

4

Privacy Law

3

Products Liability (Legal Aspects)

4

Race Discrimination (Legal Aspects)

3

Real Estate Law

4

Real Property Law

 

Refugee law -- see Asylum and Refugee Law


3
3
1
1

Religious Law
- Jewish
- Islamic
- Canon and Ecclesiastical Law
- Other

3

Retirements Benefits & Pensions (Legal Aspects)

4

Rule of Law

4

Securities Regulation

Sexual Orientation Law -- see LGBT Rights (Legal Aspects)

3

Social Policy (Legal Aspects)

3

Social Security Law

2

Social Security Reform

2

Space Law

3

Sports Law

 

Suicide -- see Assisted Suicide (Legal Aspects)

4

Supreme Court (analysis, biographies and history)

4

Takings (constitutional aspects)

 

4
3

2
3

Taxation
- Federal
--- theory and policy
--- practice
- Massachusetts
--- theory and policy
--- practice

3

Telecommunications Law

Terrorism -- see  Homeland Security (Legal Aspects)

2

Tobacco Litigation

4

Tort Law

4

Trade Law and Regulation

 

Trade Secrets Law -- see Intellectual Property

 

Trademark Law -- see Intellectual Property

3

Treaties - U.S. Practice

3

Trial Advocacy (emphasis on Massachusetts)


3
1

Trials
- analytical treatment
- popular treatment

3

Trusts

2

Victims’ Rights Law

4

Voting Rights

3

Water Law -- see also Natural Resources (Legal Aspects)

3

White Collar Crime (Legal Aspects)

4

Women and the Law

2

Workers' Compensation

3

Zoning and Land Use Planning (Legal Aspects)

 

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