Archive for August, 2013

  • Check it Out: Michael Clayton

    A powerful New York law firm calls in its “fixer,” attorney Michael Clayton (George Clooney), when their top litigator turns whistleblower in a multi-billion dollar case. Check out Michael Clayton from the law library and watch as Clayton must choose between ethics and loyalty. Read more...
  • Casebooks

    This is a reminder that the law library purchases one copy of each casebook that is used for first-year classes taught at SU Law.  It is available for students to use in our Reserve collection.  The library does not purchase casebooks for upper division courses. Read more...
  • Library Tours

    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. […] Read more...
  • Journal Staff Legal Research Guide

    Conducting a Source and Cite Check for a Journal?  Check out the library’s guide for journal staff.  It answers general questions about choosing a topic, preemption checks, locating and borrowing materials, and cite and source checking. Read more...
  • Featured Database: Subject Compilation of State Laws – Fifty State Surveys

    Have you ever wondered where to find a comparison of state laws governing the proceeds from the sales of all those lottery tickets you buy hoping to pay off your student loans?  Or how various states’ laws on the use of cell phones while driving compare?  If so, Cheryl Nyberg’s Subject Compilations of State Laws […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: Let Him Have It

    Based on one of Britain’s most controversial murder trials and convictions, Let Him Have It is the story of the case against Derek Bentley. Bentley was an impressionable young man in 1950s England who befriends a group of petty criminals lead by Christopher Craig. Craig has a fondness for American Gangster movies, which can only lead […] Read more...
  • 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 to Congress, and it […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

    The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell, starring Gary Cooper, is the dramatization of Brigadier General and World War I aviation hero Billy Mitchell’s court-martial and the events that lead up to it. Mitchell attempts to get his superiors and the public to see the necessity of a modernized air force after the air force’s crucial role […] Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: FDR Signs Social Security Act

    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 on employers and employees. […] Read more...
  • 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 […] Read more...