15 April 2021

Islamic Law: A Very Short Introduction


Islamic Law: A Very Short Introduction

Mashood A. Baderin

Covers all the three aspects of Islamic law, namely, Islamic legal theory, Islamic substantive Law, and Islamic procedural law

  • Offers both a historical and evolutional perspective of Islamic law
  • Covers both classical jurisprudence and modern legislation from different jurisdictions on many of the issues covered
  • Written in very clear language with all technical terminology clearly explained
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 3 MAY 2021 - ISBN: 9780199665594 - EXTENT: 176 PAGES

War and Peace in Outer Space - Law, Policy, and Ethics

War and Peace in Outer Space

Law, Policy, and Ethics

Edited by Cassandra Steer and Matthew Hersch

Ethics, National Security, and the Rule of Law

  • Examines the growing weaponization of outer space and the potential for a space-based conflict in the very near future
  • Features contributions from a range of experts, including academics, military lawyers, military space operators, aerospace industry representatives, diplomats, and national security and policy advisors from Canada, Europe, and the United States
  • Explores the moral and legal issues of space security and the military uses of outer space

PUBLICATION DATE: 13 January 2021- ISBN: 9780197548684 - EXTENT:  334 PAGES


Redundancy - Law and Practice (4th Edition)



Law and Practice (4th Edition)

John McMullen

  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of redundancy law, including individual redundancy, unfair dismissal, contractual redundancy schemes, discrimination, voluntary severance arrangements, and collective redundancies
  • Authoritative coverage of significant recent case law as well as all relevant legislation and statue law
  • Contains practical, working guidance to redundancy, including helpful tools such as precedents, checklists, I specimen letters, HR1 and RP1 forms, and a redundancy payment calculator
  • Authored by the UK's leading authority on redundancy, with over 30 years' experience in employment law

New to this Edition:

  • Fully revised to accommodate all recent case law, such as USA v Nolan [2014]; USDAW v WW Realisation 1 Limited; and critical cases on unfair dismissal including Halpin v Sandpiper Books Ltd, Fulcrum Pharma (Europe) Ltd v Bonaserra, and Mefful v Merton and Lambeth Citizens Advice Bureau
  • All developments in legislation and statute law, such as the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2013
  • Additional material on sex discrimination and the interplay between redundancy, maternity leave, and alternative employment, as well as on collective redundancies.
  • Now tackles issues such as “survivor syndrome” (how do you retain and motivate those who remain in the organisation?), and methodologies of saving jobs, including layoffs, short time working, and state supported job retention schemes.
PUBLICATION DATE: 25 APRIL 2021 - ISBN: 9780198798484 - EXTENT: 480 PAGES

An Equal Place Lawyers in the Struggle for Los Angeles


An Equal Place

Lawyers in the Struggle for Los Angeles

Scott L. Cummings

  • Investigates the multi-faceted role of law in challenging the conditions of key low-wage industries in Los Angeles from the 1992 civil unrest through the 2008 recession
  • Contests critical accounts of lawyering for social change through in-depth study of leadership and legal mobilization in economic justice campaigns
  • Examines how the labor movement builds union density and political power through development of community alliances and innovative sectoral strategies at the local level
  • Reveals how social movement struggle over city power is shaping the future of work in America
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 27 January 2021 - ISBN: 9780190215927 - EXTENT: 688 PAGES 

Law in the United States: Cases and Commentaries, 3rd Edition


3rd Edition
Charles F. Abernathy, Markus G. Puder
The third edition of Law in the United States introduces students to the unique American mix of common law, statutory materials, and constitutional law. Strongly emphasizing American legal methods and American legal history and culture, the book provides a rich array of teaching resources covering both public and private law.

The broader themes discussed in the eighteen chapters of this casebook include the nature and sources of American law, the division of government power and the protection of human rights under the U.S. Constitution, litigation in a federal framework, and the American enterprise system, with a focus on torts, contracts, corporations and eminent domain.

This book lends itself to being used for various target audiences. Over the years, it has proven a valuable learning resource for foreign-trained attorneys enrolled in American Master of Laws programs. Moreover, the range of subjects discussed in the book will assist students who may wish to sit for a state bar examination in a state with specific requirements for study of American legal methods. The book is also highly suitable for pre-law programs at the college level as well as law school seminars. Also, comparativists with an interest in American law may find this casebook a valuable resource in light of the rich commentaries it offers through expositions and notes.

PUBLICATION DATE: 05/03/2021 - ISBN: 9781647085520 - EXTENT: 890 PAGES

14 April 2021

Scheduling the Juris Diversitas General Conference

The General Meeting of Juris Diversitas, originally scheduled for June 2020 in Catania (Sicily, Italy) will be organized online, on Zoom, June 9-11, 2021. The theme is The Dark Side of the Law (La face cachee du droit). It will feature over 70 presentations, 7 panels, and 3 keynotes, with over 100 presenters. The conference will be accessible to all members of  Juris Diversitas having paid their dues in 2021 (see our Membership page). No conference fees will be charged. 

We are planning the event taking into account that our presenters and participants will be distributed into three large geographic zones, covering many time zones:

Zone 1 The Americas

Zone 2 Europe, Africa, Middle East, including Arabic Peninsula and Iran

Zone 3 Asia, Oceania

We organize events in two blocks of four hours, Block A accessible to Zones 1 and 2, and Block B accessible to Zone 2 and 3.

Stay tuned, a draft schedule will be published soon! 

09 April 2021

The Lost Translators of 1808 and the Birth of Civil Law in Louisiana

 In celebration of Vernon Valentine Palmer’s fifty years of teaching at Tulane and the publication of his latest book, Tulane Law School and the Eason Weinmann Center for Comparative and International Law invite you to a live virtual conversation between comparative-law experts, Dean David Meyer, and the author. Click here to register.

Tuesday April 27, 5:30--6:30 p.m. CT

01 April 2021

Webinar on the French Influence on Louisiana Law

On March 24, 2021, LSU Professors Alain Levasseur and Olivier Moréteau, Tulane Professor Vernon Palmer, and Dan Stigall (U.S. Department of Justice and LSU alum) discussed the French linguistic and juridical influence on the legal system of Louisiana at a Zoom roundtable organized by the French Embassy to the United States and the French Consulate General in New Orleans. Click here to view the webinar (in French).

Journal of Civil Law Studies, Volume 13


Volume 13, Number 2, was published online on March 25, 2021.

Articles: Luigi Montefusco discusses new law in France (2016) and Belgium (2019 draft) making provision allowing for revision of contracts in case of hardship (imprévision) making performance excessively onerous for one of the parties. Maria Victoria Mayor del Hoyo suggests ways to improve the situation of the biological mother in expressing her assent to the adoption of her child, under Spanish and European laws.

Civil Law Translations: Book IV of the Louisiana Civil Code appears for the first time in a trilingual version, with the text in English, French and Spanish. The publication of Book I in English and Spanish is continued with Titles IV-X, concluding the publication of Book I in our volume 13. The Spanish translation of Book II will appear in Volume 14.

Civil Law in the World features a report by Julieta Marotta and Agustín Parise on changes in family and property law in Argentina, brought by the new Civil and Commercial Code of 2015 and subsequent legislative and doctrinal developments.

Rediscovered Treasures of Louisiana Law publishes a memorandum by Robert A. Pascal discussing the organization of the Louisiana Civil Code and commenting on additional material, with an introduction by Olivier Moréteau. Two case notes are published in the Civil Law in Louisiana feature, and two book reviews complete the volume.

Click here to access the Journal of Civil Law Studies.

The Journal of Civil Law Studies welcomes submissions for volume 14: email moreteau@lsu.edu.

25 March 2021


The Law of Investment Treaties

Third Edition

Jeswald W. Salacuse

Oxford International Law Library

  • Provides a complete and systematic overview of the field of investment treaty law, from one of its leading scholars and practitioners
  • Examines issues which are common across virtually all investment treaties, including the scope of application, conditions for the entry of foreign investment, and general standards of treatment of foreign investments
  • Includes analysis of all major developments in investment treaty law since the previous edition, such as the conclusion of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTTP), and the replacement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

New to this Edition:

  • Incorporates new sections on treaty entry into force, provisional application of investment treaties, investment facilitation, and monetary transfers
  • Assesses the impact of important developments in the field since the previous edition, including the termination of over 100 intra-EU BITs in 2020
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 18 April 2021- ISBN: 9780198850953 - EXTENT: 640 PAGES