Archive for October, 2013

  • Trick or Treaty: Fun with International Law

    Researching a paper? Have work-related research questions? Law librarian research talks can get you on the right path. Sessions last thirty minutes. Read more...
  • Should Attorneys for Children be a Right in Washington?

    Several former foster kids think so and are urging Washington state legislators to move on stalled legislation that would require all foster kids be provided attorneys in family court cases where parental rights have been terminated.  Read more...
  • Salem Witch Trials

    It is that time of year–getting “colder than a witch’s . . .” and all that.  Talk turns to goblins, ghosts and witches.  It’s a good time for those in the legal world to study the Salem witch trials.  Read more...
  • Popular Law Videos/DVDs

    Need a break from reading law books?  The Law Library has a collection of popular legal videos like Witness for the Prosecution, My Cousin Vinny, and The Thin Blue Line.  The videos are located in Reserve. You can browse our feature films at http://lawlibguides.seattleu.edu/movies. Read more...
  • Civil Procedure

    It’s about as exciting as watching paint dry, but trials are won and lost on knowing exactly how to work with the rules of the game, and that’s exactly what Civ Pro is. You can learn the basics to make your class easier with this research guide written by Kelly Kunsch. Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: Volstead Act Passed

    The Volstead Act, more popularly known as prohibition, was passed on October 28, 1919.  It was named after Andrew Volstead, the congressman who sponsored the legislation. While at first bans on alcohol were attempted on a state level, it soon became a national movement. Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: Digital Millennium Copyright Act Signed into Law

    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) incorporated two major World Intellectual Property Organization treaties into American law on Oct. 28, 1998.  The DMCA criminalized circumvention of copyright protection/anti-piracy measures built into software and distribution or sale of code-breaking devices; however, it allowed circumvention in specific circumstances (e.g. encryption research).  The DMCA also addressed liability for […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: Quiz Show

    Directed by Robert Redford, Quiz Show portrays the changing values of society in 1950s America. The most popular quiz show Twenty-One was revealed to be a fraud by a Washington investigator, and both the ex-champ (John Turturro) and the current popular champion (Ralph Fiennes) are part of the scandal. Read more...
  • Trick or Treaty: Fun with International Law

    Researching a paper? Have work-related research questions? Law librarian research talks can get you on the right path. Sessions last thirty minutes. Treaties are central to international law. We’ll explore some tricks for finding them, assessing their applicability, and gathering useful commentary … all in 30 minutes. Come by Room 309 at noon, Oct. 31, […] Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: United Nations Established by Charter

      In the aftermath of World War I, the League of Nations was established to prevent further war.  President Woodrow Wilson was an enthusiastic proponent.  Although the League established several agencies and successfully negotiated agreements, it was considered a failure upon the outbreak of World War II.  Many of its problems were structural; the League […] Read more...