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  • Today in Legal History: President Truman Signs National Security Act

    On July 26, 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, a central document in U.S. Cold War policy. The Act, which took more than a year to craft, directed a major reorganization of the foreign policy and military establishments of the U.S. Government. The Act established the National Security Council (NSC), merged [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: Apollo 11 Mission

    President John F. Kennedy predicted in 1960 that by the end of the decade the country would put a man on the moon and return him home safely.  The triumphant Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, began an era of moon exploration that has so far gone unrivaled.  American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became [...]
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  • Check in with Tilman Larson

    This summer, we would like to share a series of profiles on our former library interns and alumni of Seattle University School Law. We love to hear what they're up to!
    Where do you work and what is your role? I am an associate attorney at the Law Offices of John M. Hyams. My career path to this point has been a non-traditional [...]
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  • Check in with Katie Brown

    This summer, we would like to share a series of profiles on our former library interns and alumni of Seattle University School Law. We love to hear what they're up to!
    Where do you work and what is your role? Charleston School of Law, Deputy Director of the Law Library What do you enjoy most about your job? That it is different [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: Truman Orders U.S. Troops to Korea

    On June 27, 1950, President Truman ordered U.S. Air and Naval forces to join forces with South Korea’s army in order to prevent the communist conquest of the independent nation.  Two days earlier, 90,000 communist troops of the North Korean Army invaded South Korea, prompting a U.N. Security Council emergency meeting and the call for [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: Statue of Liberty Arrives in New York

    The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on June 19, 1885. The statue was a gift from France to the United States commemorating the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The 151-foot statue, Liberty Enlightening the World, was designed by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, and was dismantled into 350 pieces to be transported [...]
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  • This Crim Law Q&A could be yours!

    Crim Law Q&A
    Welcome to all of our new 1Ls taking Criminal Law this summer! We're so excited to have you here and look forward to seeing you in the library. Librarians are available to help you with your research needs and circulation staff is here until midnight daily. The library has many different study aids for you to borrow, but wouldn't [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: Flag Day

    On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes design for the flag of the United States. While the first national observance of Flag Day occurred on June 14, 1877, the centennial of the adoption of the flag, it was not an official national observance until years later. President Wilson in 1916, and President

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  • Today in Legal History: Miranda Rights Established

    From Wikipedia
    Ernesto Miranda’s wrongful conviction led to the landmark case, Miranda v. Arizona (384 U.S. 436). On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court delivered its decision, establishing that before a defendant’s statement to the police can be admitted as evidence, there must be proof that the defendant was informed of his/her right to counsel and [...]
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  • Welcome 1L Students!

    We met many of the new students during the recent library 1L orientation, but if you were unable to attend, here is a summary of some of the most important things we covered: 1L students will receive passwords for TWEN at orientation. First week assignments are posted here.

    Library Survival Guide If you need information about [...]
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