Archive for October, 2012

  • Security Precautions

    Theft can be a problem in any building on campus so we remind you to never leave personal belongings unattended in the library.  Remember to take valuable items with you when you leave or ask a colleague to watch books/backpacks if you will be gone for a very short period of time. Study rooms are […] Read more...
  • Portraits in the Law Library

    In addition to the caricatures and engravings in study room 306, the library is also home to three more traditional portraits of important figures in legal history: Judge Thomas Burke, St Thomas More, and Justice John Marshall.  Read more...
  • Check it Out: The Dark Knight

    Just when Batman, Lieutenant Jim Gordon, and District Attorney Harvey Dent begin to make headway in their battle against crime in Gotham City, a new criminal element appears on the streets to terrorize the citizens. Check out The Dark Knight from the law library and watch the great performances by Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, […] Read more...
  • Baseball and the Law

    It’s October so what do Americans care about? Certainly not nine eggheads who attended Harvard or Yale law school pontificating on laws that have no personal significance to them. No, October is the time of baseball playoffs and the World Series. Does this have any relationship to law? Apparently it does. One law librarian compiled […] Read more...
  • Damage to Library Material

    In the past, library personnel have uncovered materials that have been damaged (e.g. barcodes, call numbers, and reserve stickers removed from study aids).  We have also found sections of popular legal treatise ripped or removed from books.  The library’s mission is to provide the broadest possible access to material for our patrons at the lowest […] Read more...
  • Tired of Study Aids?

    Review a substantive area of law with a CALI lesson. There are hundreds of interactive, computer-based lessons covering over 40 subject areas. You can obtain the law school authorization code at the Reference Desk or by emailing the reference librarians. Once you have the code, fill out the registration form at the CALI website to […] Read more...
  • Law Firms and Social Media

    Steven Matthews has a great post on Slaw (Canada’s online legal magazine) on how law firms fail at social media. His observations (along with his recommendations) should be required reading for anyone thinking of using social media to advance their legal practice. Read more...
  • Check it Out: Cape Fear

    In this remake directed by Martin Scorsese, the convicted rapist Max Cady (Robert De Niro) is released after serving a 14 year prison sentence. Cady, a sadistic psychopath, is seeking revenge on the public defender, Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte), who defended him. Cady goes to great lengths to stalk and terrorize Bowden and his family. Check out Cape Fear […] Read more...
  • Pro Bono Net

    Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation. Their website holds a wealth of information, from free webinars and guides to job and pro bono opportunities. Read more...
  • Supreme Court Previews

    If you’re interested in following the U.S. Supreme Court Docket this year, consider reading or signing up for emails from the LII Bulletin. This eJournal from Cornell Law School provides docket information, as well as previews and summaries of upcoming Supreme Court cases. Read more...