Archive for June, 2013

  • Check it Out: A Cry in the Dark

    A Cry in the Dark is the story of a mother, Lindy Chamberlain (Meryl Streep) who witnesses a wild dog carrying off her infant, and is charged with the murder of her child. Lindy endures a trial by court and persecution from the media as she maintains her innocence. Read more...
  • 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 […] Read more...
  • A Case for Exempting Minors from Prosecution for Prostitution in Washington State

    The June issue of the Northwest Lawyer includes a persuasive article by Debra Boyer which argues that the criminal code should exempt minors from prosecution for prostitution offenses. The article describes state laws, policies, and reports about domestic minor sex trafficking. Read more...
  • Check it Out: Guilty as Sin

    A prosperous criminal attorney, Jennifer Haines (Rebecca De Mornay), represents a suave playboy David Greenhill (Don Johnson) who is accused of murdering his rich, socialite wife. Check out Guilty as Sin from the law library. Read more...
  • New Student Information

    This guide is a must read for those who are new to law school or for those who are still confused about anything in the library, from the card security system to how to reserve a study room! Read more...
  • 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 to […] Read more...
  • First-Year Law Student Resource Guide

    This is the authoritative guide to our favorite things here in the library to help you survive being a 1L.  It covers resources about law school, case briefing, and outlining. Read more...
  • Featured Database: LegalTrac

    Looking for a bar journal article that was published in 1985? There is a good chance that LegalTrac will be able to provide the information. There are over 1.6 million articles in the LegalTrac database. LegalTrac covers 1,400 legal periodicals and law-related topics in over 1,000 business and general interest periodicals. Coverage in LegalTrac begins […] Read more...
  • 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, […] Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: Miranda Rights Established

    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 against […] Read more...