New Additions in Law and Legal Reference

The Government and Law Reference collection has a number of new releases of interest to Pre-Law, Computer Science, Business, Sociology, and Kinesiology students.

New to the collection is the second edition of The American Bar Association's Guide to Credit and Bankruptcy. This indexed, readable reference item is written for non-lawyers and individuals with questions about their rights and responsibilities for issues of credit repair, personal bankruptcy, and debt management. (Call no.: Govt & Law Reference | KF1524.85 .A46 2009)

Also new to the collection is Managing Risk In Sport and Recreation by Katharine Nohr. Written specifically for sport and recreation professionals, Managing Risk discusses risk assessment and control, steps to creating a sport-related risk management plan, and summaries of relevant, recent court cases involving college and professional-level sports from all fields. (Call no.: Govt & Law Reference | KF1290.S66 N64 2009

Susan Gluck Mezey's Gay Families and the Courts follows a similar path, summarizing case law and definitions from state and federal courts, in this case for a range of family issues, including parenting, the right to marry, school settings, and the Boy Scouts. (Call no.: Govt & Law Reference | KF4754.5 .M48 2009)

Finally, the Libraries now hold Computer and Video Game Law: Cases, Statutes, Form, Problems and Materials. This well-organized volume highlights cases and definitions for many key concepts relevant to the development of games and game-related intellectual properties: Trademark and copyright protection, regulation, asset acquisition, and ownership. This is a rapidly growing area of interest for those in computer science and the legal profession. (Call no.: Govt & Law - Law | KF3987 .L57 2009)

All three of these items are currently available on the shelves in the Law and Legal Reference area of King Library.