To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Texas Titles
Texas animal laws : An alpha-numerical reference
By Texas Academy of Animal Control Officers. Texas Academy of Animal Control Officers. 02-2014 Edition. [2011?].
This guide is intended as a quick reference to statutes and regulations pertaining to animal control, both domestic and wild. It contains relevant provisions of the Texas Administrative Code, Agricultural Code, Family Code, Government Code, Parks & wildlife Code, Health & Safety Code, and the Penal Code.
KFT 390.5 A5 T45
Texas dog law manual 2007 : (and kitties, too!)
By Anderson, Zandra. PollyPress. 2nd ed. 2007.
This manual covers a range of topics relevant to animal owners and advocates, such as legal and ethical issues of rescue, liability of dog owners, adoption agreements, humane treatment and cruelty, vaccinations, litigation for loss, and local laws.
KFT 390.5 D6 A53
» Federal/General Titles
Animal law and dog behavior
By Favre, David S. Lawyers & Judges Pub. Co. c1999.
This book provides coverage on a broad range of legal issues surrounding animals, especially dogs. A close look is taken at the psychological factors that contribute to aggressive behavior and dog bites. One chapter focuses entirely on the ethology and epidemiology of canine aggression, while another discusses behavioral discovery in dog-related injury cases. Other topics include ownership, local and state government animal regulations, veterinarian malpractice, and the history of anti-cruelty laws.
KF 390.5 D6 F38
Animals, the law, and veterinary medicine : A guide to veterinary law
By Soave, Orland A. Austin & Winfield Publishers. 4th ed. c2000.
Soave, the Director Emeritus of the division of Laboratory Animal Medicine at Stanford University, provides broad coverage of the legal issues facing veterinary medicine. There are chapters on the historical background of veterinary laws, malpractice and negligence, the veterinarian-client relationship, and general considerations for veterinary practices. Also discussed are legal protections for both animals and the general public.
KF 3835 S67
Careers in animal law : Welfare, protection, and advocacy
By Eisenstein, Yolanda. ABA Law Practice Management Section [and] Law Student Division. c2011.
This book provides an overview of the field from a practicing animal lawyer and professor of animal law, explaining current trends in law, litigation, and academia. It offers tips for running a successful animal law practice and covers alternative careers in animal law.
KF 299 A55 E37
Endangered Species Act : Law, policy, and perspectives
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. 2nd ed. c2010.
This title contains a collection of articles contributed by experts to help practitioners and landowners navigate the Endangered Species Act. Specific topics covered include a historical background, listing species, critical habitat, recovery, Indian Rights, the take prohibition, landowner incentives, habitat conservation plans, plants, State Endangered Species Acts, and the ESA and global warming.
KF 5640 E482
Equine regulatory law
By Heleringer, Robert L. Robert L. Heleringer. c2012.
This title looks at the Federal and state laws and regulations that govern the horse-racing industry. Written to be accessible to people working in the horse-racing industry as well as law students, it provides information on the origins of equine regulatory law, the role of the state racing commission, racing case law, the absolute insurer rule, and liability issues.
KF 3989 H45
ESA : Endangered Species Act
By Kalen, Sam. American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. 2nd ed. c2012.
"This concise overview of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) covers all major elements of this complex statute, including its implementing regulations, critical court decisions, and agency guidance. Topics include listing and critical habitat designation; conservation; penalties; take permits and exemptions; international applications; and experimental populations, plus FAQs, key case descriptions, glossary, and bibliography." - from the publisher
KF 5640 S85
Every dog's legal guide : A must-have book for your owner
Latest received: 2007, 6th edition. By Randolph, Mary. Nolo. Sixth edition. 2007.
This title was written as an easy reference for both owners and the neighbors of dog owners. Many of the topics discussed are outside the commonly covered legal issues surrounding dogs such as how to deal with barking dogs, traveling with a dog, negotiating a lease when owning a dog, the laws that regulating the sale of dogs, what to do if animal cruelty is suspected, providing for pets after the owner’s death, and ownership questions such as how many dogs can one legally keep. Also covered are dog bites, dangerous dogs, and assistance dogs.
Note: A newer edition of this title is available electronically.
KF 390.5 D6 R3
A lawyer's guide to dangerous dog issues
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, ABA. c2009.
This book provides information about "dangerous dog" laws in the United States.
KF 390.5 D6 L39
Listed : Dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act
By Roman, Joe. Harvard University Press. 2011.
Written by a conversation biologist, Listed uses specific cases to examine the uses and abuses of the Endangered Species Act since its passage in 1973. Roman looks at the act’s history, the politics that go into determining which species are listed, and arguments against the ESA and why opponents often find it threatening. Ultimately, he illustrates why biodiversity in supremely important to humans in economic and philosophic terms.
KF 5640 R64
Litigating animal law disputes : A complete guide for lawyers
American Bar Association. c2009.
This work provides lawyers with a primer on litigation involving animals. Per the publisher, it includes such varied topics as "personal injury and negligence, disputes over animal possession; wills and trusts involving animals; veterinary malpractice; insurance litigation; federal cases and Constitutional rights; animal ownership and land use rights; criminal cases; and more."
KF 390.5 A5 L58
By Jasper, Margaret C. Oceana Publications, Inc. c2007.
This title provides an overview of the issues related to pet ownership. Some of the issues discussed are licensing, lease laws, nuisance pets, dangerous dogs, wrongful death or injury to a pet, and animal welfare.
KF 390.5 P4 J37
Pet law and custody : Establishing a worthy and equitable jurisprudence for the evolving family
By Gislason, Barbara J. ABA, Section of Family Law. .
This book discusses current law and legislation surrounding pets and their owners and also outlines the evolving legal concept of pets.
Note: This resource is a gift funded by the Justice Jack Pope and Justice Joe R. Greenhill Book Fund.
KF 390.5 A5 G57
Wildlife law : A global perspective
American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. c2008.
This is a comparative study of the laws effecting endangered species, global warming, and air and water pollution in nine different countries around the world including the United States. Other countries covered are Austria, China, India, Nigeria, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Each chapter focuses on the legal structure of wildlife protection laws, the groups working to protect wildlife, and local human activities that affect wildlife and how these activities are regulated. While there are huge differences between the laws of many of the countries, there are also basic similarities that seem to hold true for societies throughout the world.
KF 5640 W53