Archive for the ‘Featured Resource’ Category

  • Anticipating New Regulations

    As an attorney, you need to be aware of newly implemented regulations, but you also need to know what’s been proposed and when it’s likely to be implemented. Regulations.gov is designed to make the comment process easier, but you can use it to monitor for upcoming changes. Use the advanced search function if you want […] Read more...
  • Legal Research Tutorials

    There are lots of excellent legal research videos and tutorials freely available on the web. One of the easiest ways to find them is to search You Tube for your research task (statutory, regulatory etc.), plus the words “legal research”. Look for recently posted tutorials– they’ll be more likely to demonstrate search techniques using the […] Read more...
  • Congress.gov updates

    Several enhancements have been made to Congress.gov including the addition of the popular Federalist Papers. Read about all of the great work on Congress.gov on the law librarians of Congress blog. Read more...
  • Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security

    Social Justice Monday—April 13, 2015 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was established after 9/11 to secure the nation from possible threats. Customs and Border Protection is the largest agency in the Department of Homeland Security, and the largest law enforcement agency in the United States. As a […] Read more...
  • Research Guide on Exam Taking Resources

    Need help preparing for exams? Consult our online research guide for a bibliography of books and other resources you may find useful for exam preparation. Read more...
  • Out, Proud and Old: Advocating for LGBT Seniors

    Social Justice Monday—March 6, 2015 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Growing attention has been paid to the needs of the aging baby boomer generation and there has been a shift in policies and attitudes toward the LGBT population, but little attention has been given to the intersection of these two groups: elderly people […] Read more...
  • Kids Caught in the Middle: Parents, Prison, and the Dependency System

    Social Justice Monday – March 30, 2015 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern In 2013, there were more than 5,000 dependency cases in Washington State. Parental rights were terminated in nearly 2,000 of those cases. Except in extremely rare cases, parental termination is permanent and cannot be appealed. Some parental termination cases involve horrifying abuse […] Read more...
  • $15.00 an Hour: A Math Problem, a Political Problem or a Poverty Problem?

    Social Justice Monday—March 23, 2015 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Last spring, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to raise the minimum wage in Seattle to $15.00 an hour. This increase will take place over a period of three to seven years depending on the size of the business, whether the business provides […] Read more...
  • Baseball and the Law

    It’s almost Spring and with it, Spring Training for Major League Baseball. So what does that have to do with law? Apparently, quite a bit. Disbelievers can look at “Baseball and the American Legal Mind,” a book in our library (KF 3989.A75B37 on the 4th floor). It collects a number of law review articles tying […] Read more...
  • If You’re Exploring Constitutional Law, Consider Turning to a Libguide

    America’s constitutional history is ridden with conflicts, innovations, and complexities. Referring to treatises is an effective way to research questions of constitutional law. The Seattle University Law Library has a new libguide that will help students locate primary and secondary materials related to U.S. constitutional law. Written by Law Library Intern Justin Abbasi, it features […] Read more...