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  • New and Notable Book in the Library

    The New Books collection is located directly in front of the reference desk. John Paul Stevens, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution (Little Brown & Co. 2014) LAW-New Books KF4557.S74 2014 Read more.
  • Bring Your ID Card to Access the Law Library on Evenings and Weekends

    library swipe All law students are required to swipe their SU ID cards after 8pm Monday through Thursday and on Sunday card swipes are required from 7am – noon and after 4pm. The ID card swipe policy increases security and law student priority in the library. Read more.
  • Methow Valley Cabin Fight Brings Property Rights Issues Into Focus

    Seattle architect Tom Kundig built a cabin on a ridge near Mazama, causing a groundswell of outrage among valley property owners. While other Methow Valley areas have the controversial "Ridge Buster" homes, Mazama prides itself on preserving and respecting the natural landscape. Residents have called the cabin “an extended third [...] Read more.
  • This Week in Legal History

    Congress Probes Communism in Hollywood, October 20, 1947 “Are you now, or have you ever been, a Communist?” Senator Joe McCarthy’s crusade to stamp out communism reached Hollywood when film industry members were called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities to testify about communism in the film industry. Ten [...] Read more.
  • 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.