Archive for March, 2014

  • Featured Book from the Recreational Reading Collection

    The recreational reading (McNaughton) collection is located on the 2nd floor of the library under the staircase Dave Eggers, The Circle (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013) LAW-McNaughton Collection (2nd Floor)   PS3605.G48C57 2013 “Most of us imagine totalitarianism as something imposed upon us—but what if we’re complicit in our own oppression? That’s the scenario in Eggers’ ambitious, […] Read more...
  • Legal Dictionaries

    The library has a number of different legal dictionaries, but you can also find a variety of dictionaries freely available online.  Options range from early editions of Black’s Law Dictionaries to the Glossary of provided by the U.S. Courts website. You can find these and more discussed in this guide to legal dictionaries. Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: Woman Lawyer’s Bill Passed in California

    Through the efforts of Clara Shortridge Foltz and Laura deForce Gordon, the words “white male” were replaced with “person” in the state requirements to take the bar exam.  This had the effect of not only allowing women to take the bar, but minorities as well.  Ms. Foltz, the single parent of five children, went on […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: The Mosque in Morgantown

    This film follows former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Nomani’s campaign for social change within the local mosque in her hometown of West Virginia. In the mosque she sees exclusion of women, intolerance toward non-believers, and suspicion of the West. As she campaigns to drag the mosque’s practices into the 21st century, she triggers a […] Read more...
  • Featured Book from the Walkover Collection

    The Walkover collection is located on the 2nd floor of the library under the staircase. Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule  (McPherson & Co, 2010) LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor)   PS3557.O668L67 2010   (Winner of the National Book Award 2010) Firmly rooted in the smells and sounds of a particular place, the language of the racetrack, […] Read more...
  • National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014

    This week, Seattle University Law Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week.  First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country to highlight the value of libraries and library personnel and to promote library use and support. Read more...
  • Library Artwork: M.J. Anderson’s “Column of Light”

    One of the most visible pieces of art in the library is M.J. Anderson’s sculpture, Column of Light (2000), at the base of the stairs on the 2nd floor.  Commissioned specifically by the Seattle University Law School in 2000, the statue was first carved from marble in Carrara, Italy, before arriving in the Law Library. […] Read more...
  • Welcome Back from Spring Break

    To start the remainder of the semester off right, the library would like to remind you about some of our policies: turn off cell phone ringers upon entering the library and take all cell phone conversations outside the library; do not hold cell phone conversations in the stairwells as voices carry be courteous and keep […] Read more...
  • Featured Book from the Recreational Reading Collection

    Sasha Abramsky, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives (Nation Books 2013) LAW-McNaughton Collection (2nd Floor)   HC110.P6A54 2013  (New York Times Notable Book) “Not since the Great Depression have so many Americans been counted among the poor. Freelance reporter Abramsky explores poverty in America 50 years after Michael Harrington’s groundbreaking […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: The Learning

    In The Learning, four Filipina women reluctantly leave their families and schools to come to America to teach in Baltimore. They are hoping that the increased salary will help improve the lives of their families back in the Philippines. This beautiful film follows these teachers as they take their place on the frontline of the […] Read more...