Archive for December, 2013

  • Check it Out: Women, War & Peace

    This PBS mini-series challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain, and reveals the central role of women in the quest for peace and justice in modern warfare. Narrated by Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard, this mini-series is the most wide-ranging global-media initiative ever produced on the roles […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Dissident Gardens

    Jonathan Letham, Dissident Gardens (Doubleday  2013) New Books Collection KF8205.D88 2013   “A richly saturated, multigenerational novel about a fractured family of dissidents headquartered in Queens. It’s 1955, and witty, voluble, passionate Rose Zimmer—an Eastern European Jew, worshipper of Abraham Lincoln, and street-patrolling leftist—has outraged her communist comrades by having an affair with Douglas Lookins, […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Shadow Nations

    Bruce Duthu, Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism  (Oxford University Press 2013) New Books Collection KF8205.D88 2013 “This book digs through the details of Federal Indian law to effectively expose theoretical flaws eroding the foundations of tribal sovereignty. Duthu’s thoughtful reconstruction demonstrates how legal pluralism can build a jurisprudence which is […] Read more...
  • Featured Database: ProQuest Congressional

    ProQuest Congressional provides indexing (1789 to current) and selected full-text access (late 1980’s to current) to various publications of the United States Congress including bills, laws, hearings, testimony, reports, biographies, committee assignments, and voting records. It is a key online resource for compiling legislative histories. Contact the library reference desk for search assistance. A link […] Read more...
  • Secured Transactions

    So much law comes back to two things: tax law and secured transactions.  If you rent-to-own a TV or have a mortgage, you’re in a secured transaction contract right now.  It’s good to have a working knowledge of secured transactions even if you don’t want to go into business law, and this research guide by […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: Dummy

    Based on the true story of a deaf-mute, illiterate African American man (played by LaVar Burton) who is accused of murdering a prostitute. Paul Sorvino plays the deaf attorney who defends him but is unable to communicate with him. Watch as the case that challenged our legal system and challenges our concept of justice unfolds […] Read more...
  • Noise Level

    Throughout the academic year and as we get closer to finals, students seek quiet areas to study, free of ringing phones and personal conversations. Keep in mind that voices carry in study rooms (even when doors are closed) so please be considerate. The 4th floor is a designated quiet study zone. Read more...
  • New and Notable: Buying America from the Indians

    Blake A. Watson, Buying America From the Indians: Johnson v. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights  (University of Oklahoma Press 2012) New Books Collection KF228.J644W38 2012 “In Buying American from the Indians, Blake Watson succeeds in giving a new spin to the 1823 Supreme Court case of Johnson v. McIntosh…. Scholars of indigenous […] Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: Human Rights Day

    On December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The UDHR’s broad range of political, civil, social, cultural and economic rights are not binding; however, the document has inspired the human rights laws and treaties which constitute an international standard of human rights. The UDHR […] Read more...
  • Law School Insight, Humor, and Inspiration

    Sometimes you have to laugh … or wax theoretical … about the nature of legal education.  This research guide points you to commentary which is more useful than what you might find online, and it’s even in book form so you can read it on the bus.  Plus, you can see how different legal education […] Read more...