Archive for April, 2014

  • Families of Inmates Now Can Have Free Video Visits via the Public Law Library of King County

    From the King County Law Library’s Press Release: Inmates with family support during incarceration are less likely to reoffend, according to the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC). One of the family support programs offered through the DOC allows for video visits with inmates at most facilities, at a cost of $12.95 for a thirty-minute visit. […] Read more...
  • Do Comedians Have Legal Recourse for Joke Stealing?

    Apparently not.  Slate has an interesting discussion of the long history of joke stealing going back to the oldest known humor book, Philogelos from the 4th century. Two law professors even managed to get a scholarly piece out of the topic.  See Dotan Oliar and Christopher Spirgman, There’s No Free Laugh (Anymore): The Emergence of […] Read more...
  • April is Poetry Month!

    The D. A. was ready His case was red-hot.  Defendant was present His witness was not. He prayed one day’s delay From His honor the judge.  But his plea was not granted The Court would not budge. So the jury was empanelled All twelve good and true But without his main witness What could the […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: The Orphan Master’s Son

    Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master’s Son (Random House, 2012) LAW – Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3610.O3076 Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the state soon recognize the boy’s loyalty and keen instincts. Considering himself […] Read more...
  • Legal Research Tune-up

    The Seattle University law library is pleased to offer a legal research workshop to help prepare students for summer employment or to brush up on their legal research skills. The workshop will cover state and federal legislative history, regulations, and practice materials using a problem-based approach. Students will have hands-on practice working through research scenarios. […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: Writ Writer

    Writ Writer tells the story of Fred Cruz, who became a jailhouse lawyer–writ writer in prison parlance–and the legal battle he waged to secure what he believed to be the constitutional rights of Texas prisoners. Check out Writ Writer from the Law Library, and follow Cruz’s courageous journey all the way to the Supreme Court. Read more...
  • Finding Study Aids

    Need an overview of a particular area of law or to clarify a particular legal concept?  The law library purchases the following study aid series: West Hornbooks West Nutshells Examples and Explanations Gilbert Law Summaries Emanuel Law Outlines Current study aids are located in the Reserve collection.  Check the online catalog for specific titles: http://library.seattleu.edu/search~S1/. […] Read more...
  • Recommended Reading from the Walkover Collection: The Lazarus Project

    The Walkover collection is located on the 2nd floor of the library under the staircase. Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project (Riverhead Books 2009) LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor)   PS3608.E48L39 2009 (National Book Award Finalist 2008) “MacArthur genius Hemon in his third book (after Nowhere Man) intelligently unpacks 100 years’ worth of immigrant disillusion, displacement and desperation. […] Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: Earth Day

    Before 1970 there were no legal or regulatory devices to protect the environment. In the spring of 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson, inspired by the student anti-war movement, created Earth Day as a way to force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. On April 22, 1970, Earth Day was observed by millions of Americans who […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Havana Requiem

    Paul Goldstein, Havana Requiem (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012) LAW – Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3607.O4853H38 2012 Fueled by alcohol and legal brilliance, Michael Seeley once oversaw his law firm’s most successful litigation. Until it all fell apart. Recklessness and overreach cost him his wife, his job, and likely the life of his last client, […] Read more...