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  • Additional Study Room

    There is a new study room in the library! It can be found on the 2nd floor, inside the reserve reading room—it is the second door to the left. The room is available from 8:00am to midnight. This is a temporary study room and is planned to be available to students through the end of the fall semester. ​You can reserve the room by [...] Read more.
  • Self Defense Against Robots?

    What are the legal implications of shooting down a drone that is trespassing on your property? What about disabling a peeping Tom drone? In their paper "Self Defense Against Robots", Michael Froomkin and Zak Colangelo examine "when, under U.S. law, humans may use force against robots to protect themselves, their property, and their [...] Read more.
  • Hospital Mergers: Shrinking or Growing Access to Health Care?

    Social Justice Monday - October 13th, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern

    Dean Annette Clark moderated a discussion on healthcare access with Leah Rutman from the ACLU of Washington and Janet Chung from Legal Voice.
    A recent wave of mergers between secular and Roman Catholic hospitals is raising the question of [...] Read more.
  • This Week in Legal History

    Formal Transfer of Alaska Territory to the United States, October 18, 1867 Although considered foolish at the time, the United States bought the Alaska territory for $7,200,000 from Russia at the behest of William Seward, Secretary of State. Opposition in the House of Representatives postponed appropriation of funds for over a [...] Read more.
  • Law Library Access Policy

    The Seattle University Law Library access policy is posted on our website. If you have questions about access or unauthorized patrons, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Library Circulation staff on the 2nd floor of the library. Campus public safety can also be contacted: x5990 (non-emergency) or x5911 (emergency).   Read more.
  • The Walkover Collection

    The Walkover Collection was created on behalf of Professor Andy M. Walkover, a much loved and a deeply admired member of the University of Puget Sound School of Law faculty. Andy died of cancer in 1988. Andy’s appreciation of people revealed itself in the way he recommended just the right books to his friends. The eclectic Walkover [...] Read more.
  • Columbus Day

    Regardless of the actions of the Seattle City Council, the second Monday in October is designated by Congress as Columbus Day. That law was enacted in 1998 and is codified at 36 U.S.C. 107 (forgive the non-Bluebook format). The phraseology of the statute is intriguing. Perhaps in a nod to the separation of powers, it reads: "The President [...] Read more.
  • Sex, Money, and Irrationality

    Social Justice Monday – October 6, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Professor Julie A. Nice explored constitutionally permissible government “irrationality.”
    The lowest level of scrutiny that a court must apply when considering constitutional questions of due process or equal protection is a “rational [...] Read more.
  • O.J. Simpson Trial

    One of the most sensational celebrity trials of the twentieth century was the televised trial of O.J. Simpson in 1994. Simpson was charged with the brutal murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Simpson had a history of domestic violence and no alibi for the night of the murders. There was considerable [...] Read more.
  • That Thing in Your Hand

    The highlighter. Every law student has one . . . or two . . . or more. But before most of today's law students were born, law students underlined important passages in their casebooks (and probably some unimportant ones too). A few years back, the New York Times Magazine section wrote Read more.