Tuesday, November 3, 2009

InfoBrief: Books by Upcoming Speakers

The Law Library has just added two new books that correlate with upcoming lectures at the Law School.  

This Friday, November 6, Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at University of Chicago Law School, will present the Stevens Lecture at 12:15 pm in Room G90 on the topic "Same-Sex Marriage and Constitutional Law: Beyond the Politics of Disgust."  Just added to the library collection is Moral Argument, Religion, and Same-Sex Marriage: Advancing the Public Good, edited by Gordon A. Babst, Emily R. Gill, and Jason Pierceson, KF 3133 .C65 P47.  A 1999 book by Nussbaum that touches on some of those same themes is Sex & Social Justice, HQ 1150 .N87, also available as an electronic book through the online catalog.

Marshall Phelps, JD '69, will present a talk on "Strategic Innovation and the Role of Intellectual Property Rights" on Wednesday, November 11, at 12:20 pm in the MacDonald Moot Court Room. His recent book is Burning the Ships: Intellectual Property and the Transformation of Microsoft, now on reserve in the library, available for 3-day checkout through November. Phelps is currently Corporate Vice President for Intellectual Policy and Strategy at Microsoft and will be signing copies of his book in the Foyer after the lecture.

If you would like to see any of these books, please contact me or your liaison.  See you at the lectures!


Pat Court
Associate Law Librarian