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  • TradeLawGuide

    The law library recently began a subscription to TradeLawGuide, a new WTO law research database. TradeLawGuide provides access to WTO agreements, instruments, jurisprudence and other documents including pre-WTO materials. The database has several unique features such as a Subject Navigator and a Terms & Phrases tool that provides quotations [...]
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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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  • Fashion and the Law: An Exhibit

    Harvard Law Librarians have curated a fun and thought provoking exhibit about the intersection of fashion and law. The exhibit begins by discussing sumptuary laws from ancient Greece and Rome, and moves forward in time to the present. What Not to Wear: Fashion and the Law, curated by Mindy Kent, Meg Kribble, and Carli Spina, is on view [...]
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  • Finding Study Aids

    Need an overview of a particular area of law or to clarify a particular legal concept?  The law library purchases the following study aid series:
    • West Hornbooks
    • West Nutshells
    • Examples and Explanations
    • Gilbert Law Summaries
    • Emanuel Law Outlines
    Current study aids are located in the Reserve collection.  Check the online [...]
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  • Indian Law Bulletin: a current awareness source for topics in Indian law

    The Indian Law Bulletin is a free current awareness tool produced by the National Indian Law Library. Bulletins summarize emerging legal news about Indian law and topics of interest. Specific Bulletins cover state and federal court cases, federal regulations, federal legislation, law reviews, and bar journal articles.
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  • Locating Past Exams

    When you’re studying, it can be really helpful to see sample questions, either from a professor or in the subject matter generally.  This guide by Charity Braceros-Simon shows you where the past exams are, how they are organized, and what you need to know about finding old exams.  Newer exams are placed on TWEN sites at the discretion [...]
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  • Cell Phone Use

    The library staff understands that your connection to family, friends, and employers is vital when you are at school, but we also ask that you be courteous to your classmates and set your cell phones to vibrate or at the lowest setting while you are in the library.  If you need to take a phone call, please conduct cell phone conversations [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: Secretary of the Interior J. P. Usher Creates the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

    On July 8, 1864, Secretary of the Interior J.P. Usher created the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation. For centuries the Salish-speaking people had lived along the Chehalis River in two groups, the Upper and Lower Chehalis, until American settlers arrived. In 1855, the Chehalis groups did not sign the treaties offered by the [...]
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  • Washington’s “Legislatively Recognized Days”

    Everyone knows the major holidays observed by the country (and consequently the state). However, Washington's Legislature has created a list of "legislatively recognized days." They are listed below. And sorry, the statute specifically states they "may not be considered legal holidays for any purpose." So no time off. Here are the dates [...]
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