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  • Journal Staff Legal Research Guide

    journal staff.  It answers general questions about choosing a topic, preemption checks, locating and borrowing materials, and cite and source checking.

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  • Library Tours

    Third Floor
    What does the law library offer to students? Take a short tour and find out! Tours will last about 30 minutes and will introduce you to our study aids, online and print materials, Document Delivery Center, and lots more. Tours meet at the reference desk inside the library, and are led by a reference librarian. Sign up online today!
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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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  • Today in Legal History: 19th Amendment Ratified

    On August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote. The effort to achieve this milestone involved decades of struggle and protest. Women suffrage supporters in the mid-19th century lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and protested to change the Constitution. In 1878, the amendment was first introduced [...]
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  • US Legal System

    It’s a little more than just being a bill sitting up here on Capitol Hill; this research guide by Kelly Kunsch is useful for new students or people with a burning interest in Constitutional law, as well as a comparative reference for the differences between state and Federal legal systems as well as Indian legal systems within their

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  • Featured Database: ProQuest Congressional

    On August 15, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. Responding to the widespread suffering caused by the Great Depression, President Roosevelt asked Congress for “social security” legislation on January 17, 1935. The Act would provide old-age benefits that would be financed by a payroll tax [...]

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  • Today in Legal History: Delegates Sign Declaration of Independence

    On August 2, 1776, the Continental Congressional delegates signed the Declaration of Independence, announcing that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as independent states and no longer part of the British Colonies. The American colonies formed a new nation, the United States of America. News of the Declaration of Independence [...]
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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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