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In a new, user-friendly guide, Ava J. Abramowitz, JD ’80, provides comprehensive and useful information about negotiation principles, tools, and techniques. The author of Architect’s Essentials of Contract Negotiation (The American Institute of Architects, 2002) knows whereof she speaks. Abramowitz has a mediation and partnering practice and teaches negotiation to architects and lawyers across the country. She also is a former deputy general counsel of the American Institute of Architects.

Author of the best-selling Glasswrights book series, Mindy L. Klasky, JD ’89, recently added The Glasswright’s Journeyman (Roc, 2002) to the titles list. The book follows Rani Trader and King Hal of Morenia in their search for political alliance and support in a marriage between the king and a wealthy princess of the land of Liantine, as King Hal fights to save his people. The strong friendship that develops between Rani and the king is a focal point of Klasky’s third novel in the fantasy series.

What do you get with a recipe that includes espionage, suspense, courtroom drama, and conspiracy? A spellbinding thriller, according to critics reviewing The Diamond Conspiracy, by Nicolas Kublicki, LLM ’93. Scheduled for November availability, the novel uncovers dark secrets of a global diamond cartel and the greed and corruption to be found in the industry.

James F. Nagle, LLM ’81, SJD ’86, co-authored Cases and Materials on Federal Government Contracts, Second Edition (Foundation Press, 2002) with John W. Whelan, a law professor at Hastings School of Law at the University of California. Published by Foundation Press in its University Case Book series, the book explores how the federal government funds, forms, prices, administers and concludes its contracts, and it explains the differences between government and private contracts.

Kurt M. Saunders, LLM ’02, has authored a timely book entitled Practical Internet Law for Business (Artech House, 2001). The book is a practical discussion of various legal issues confronting online businesses, and it includes such topics as jurisdiction, copyright, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, privacy, contracts, and cybercrime.

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