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  • Today in Legal History: President James A. Garfield Dies, Leading to Famous Insanity Defense Trial

    President James A. Garfield died on September 19, 1881, after serving less than half a year in office. President Garfield died at a New Jersey seaside location, where he was recovering from two bullet wounds he suffered on July 2, 1881. Garfield’s assassin was Charles Guiteau, an attorney, theologian, and rebuffed office seeker. Guiteau [...] Read more.
  • Investing in the Future: Working with Youth at Seattle University

    Social Justice Monday – September 15, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern This Social Justice Monday facilitated an engaging presentation on some issues local youth face and how students can engage with them through projects right here on campus. Here are some resources in our law library that deal with themes mentioned [...] Read more.
  • Group Study Rooms

    study rooms Many of you are working on group projects or are involved in collaborative study.  You might consider reserving a group study room in the law library. You can sign up in advance through the library website. Groups have priority over individuals. Groups are limited to two hours, per day, per room. If the library staff notices [...] Read more.
  • Featured Book from the Recreational Reading Collection

    astonish me The recreational reading (McNaughton) collection is located on the 2nd floor of the library under the staircase. Maggie Shipstead, Astonish Me (Knopf 2014) LAW-McNaughton Collection (2nd Floor) PS3619.H586A88 2014 Set in the world of ballet, this gripping novel spans three decades, starting in the mid-seventies, when Joan, [...] Read more.
  • Today in Legal History: Nuremberg Race Laws Went Into Effect In Nazi Germany

    800px-Nuremberg_laws On September 15, 1935, the Nuremberg Laws were adopted.  The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour prohibited marriage between Jews and “Germans” and also prohibited Jewish households from employing “German” women under the age of 45.  The Reich Citizenship Law basically stripped Jews of German citizenship. Read more.
  • Today in Legal History: KKK bombs Church in Alabama

    On September 15, 1963, members of the Klu Klux Klan bombed a predominantly African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. The blast at the 16th Street Baptist Church killed four young girls and injured twenty other people. Despite an investigation by the F.B.I., no one was charged with responsibility for [...] Read more.
  • This Week in Legal History: Attica Prison Riot Ends

    attica Attica Prison Riot Ends, September 13th 1971 On September 9th, 1971, prisoner’s in New York’s Attica Correctional facility began a riot to demand better living conditions and more human treatment. After four days of violence, taking of hostages and stalled negotiations, the Attica prison riots ended on September 13th when [...] Read more.
  • This Week in Legal History: Clinton Affair

    bill clinron Starr Report Released, September 11th 1998 On September 11, 1998, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr released the Starr Report, a 455 page report detailing President Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The report concluded with a discussion of eleven potential grounds for impeachment. To learn more see: