January 2018 Newsletter – Updated Databases

January 2018 Newsletter


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Content Summary

  • Updated Databases: 52
  • New titles: 8,747
  • New volumes: 2,824
  • New pages: 808,175
  • Total Pages: 154,214,510

Philip C. Jessup Library

New 2017 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium Now Available in Print and Online!

About the Jessup Competition


For more than 50 years, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition has provided foreign and domestic law schools with the unique opportunity to argue complex and timely questions of international law. It is the oldest moot court competition dedicated to international law, and with participants from more than 550 law schools in more than 87 countries, it is the world’s largest as well.

This Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. Every year, teams are required to research, draft, and orally defend memorials or legal briefs in response to the hypothetical dispute conceived by leading international legal scholars and practitioners. The global administration of the Competition is undertaken by the International Law Students Association (ILSA), a non-profit association of students and lawyers who are dedicated to the promotion of international law.

About HeinOnline’s Philip C. Jessup Library


HeinOnline’s collection is the most comprehensive published source for the materials of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and serves as a valuable reference source, preparatory tool, and important aid for any Competition hopeful.

This indispensable compilation draws together the problems, judges’ briefs, rules, and leading written memorials drawn from each year’s Competition and enhances the law student’s ability to grasp the practical side of the law field by presenting award-winning responses to globally relevant cases or problems.

Philip C. Jessup Library also includes:

  • ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law (1995-current)
  • ILSA Journal of International Law (1977-1993)
  • Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition Compendium – Subject Indexes and Finding Aids (2010)
  • ILSA Quarterly (1992-current)

Give Your Team a Competitive Advantage!


These winning teams subscribe:

  • Australian National University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Columbia University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Universidad de los Andes
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia
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U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

New Legislative History Available:
Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: A Legislative History of Public Law No. 114-153

About This Title


Enacted in an unusual display of bipartisan unity, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 allows owners of stolen trade secrets, who formerly had to bring action under state laws, to sue in federal court. The new law is closely aligned to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which in some form has been adopted by most of the states. The new law does not preempt the state laws, but instead supplements them and offers victims of trade secret thefts the option of bringing action in federal court. This compilation includes the text of the Act, prior bill versions, related bills, the presidential signing statement, and the limited congressional debate on the bill. Also included are congressional reports and hearings that relate to the new law.

About the Author


William H. Manz received his M.L.S. in Library Science from Long Island University and his A.B. from the College of the Holy Cross. He also has an M.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from St. John’s University. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor (and former Research Law Librarian and Director of Student Publications) at St. John’s University School of Law. His expanded and updated third edition of Gibson’s New York Legal Research Guide was awarded the Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award by the American Association of Law Libraries in 2005. In addition to that title, he is the author of The Palsgraf Case: Law, Courts and Society in the 1920s, the Andrews-award-winning, fifty-state Guide to State Legislation, Legislative History, and Administrative Materials, multiple legislative history sets, and numerous articles in law reviews and the New York State Bar Association Journal.

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