Archive for February, 2014

  • Check it Out: Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

    Once a third-rate superhero, Harvey Birdman is now a third-rate lawyer. His cases always involve legal disputes between cartoon characters, many from Hanna Barbera cartoons. Harvey Birdman, created by Michael Ouweleen & Erik Richter, was originally broadcast during the 2000-2001 television season on Adult Swim, and is based on the characters created by William Hanna and […] Read more...
  • Featured Database: ProQuest Congressional: Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a branch agency within the Library of Congress.  At the request of members of Congress (House and Senate) or legislative committees, CRS will provide policy and legal analysis on issues under consideration.  CRS reports provide a wealth of (non-partisan) information and can be an excellent starting point when researching […] Read more...
  • Links to Government Research Resources

    From THOMAS to FedWorld, here’s every link you’ll ever need to do governmental research online for free. The Federal Government puts most of this information online at no charge; this research guide tells you where to find it. Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: First African-American Member of Congress Sworn In

    On February 25, 1870, Hiram Rhodes Revels, R-Miss, became the first African-American member of the Senate.  Revels was a college-educated minister who had helped with the formation of black troops for the civil war, started a school, and had been a chaplain in the Union Army. More information is available at: History.com Biographical Directory of […] Read more...
  • The Read Collection

    Each year during National Library Week a member of the law school community is asked to choose with a favorite book and explain why the book is meaningful to him or her.  These books form the library’s Read Collection.  The Read Collection is an eclectic mix of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, mysteries and even children’s books.  […] Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: Florida Purchased by the United States

    Of all the great deals that have been made by U.S. Presidents, John Adams did pretty well for himself. On February 22, 1819, in return for the U.S. assuming some $5 million in claims of U.S. citizens against Spain, Spain ceded all control of the Florida territory to the U.S. under the Adams-Onis Treaty. In […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: Law & Order

    On Law & Order: The Fourteenth Year, Police City Detectives Lennie Briscoe and Ed Green are working the streets of New York City in relentless pursuit of criminals. Once the criminals are caught by Briscoe and Green, it is up to Executive ADA Jack McCoy and his assistant ADA Serena Southerlyn to bring them to […] Read more...
  • Recommended Title from the Walkover Collection

    Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead Books 2008) [Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction] “Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, a New Jersey romantic who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he […] Read more...
  • Commercial Law and the Uniform Code

    Oh yes, there’s much more to the UCC than you learned in Contracts; the law school has excellent classes in Commercial Law and Payment Systems, but this research guide can help you get going with basic UCC questions and how they apply to Washington law.  The guide, by Kelly Kunsch, also features a carefully curated […] Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: President Roosevelt Authorizes Internment of Japanese Americans

    On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which required the internment of people of Japanese ancestry. Seattle and the west coast were particularly affected by the order in which over 100,000 people from the west coast were forced from their homes and businesses.  On March 30, 1942 the first group […] Read more...