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  • 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

    booksThe Walkover collection is located on the 2nd 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

    9780809053933Paul Goldstein, Havana Requiem (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012) LAW – Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3607.O4853H38 2012 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.
  • Copy Machines

    Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 11.01.42 AM The library has one self-service copy machine located in the reserve area on the 2nd floor. The copy machine accepts change, one and five dollar bills and Seattle University campus cards that have value added to the debit account. Value can be added to your campus card using e-Accounts. Additional information is available on the […] Read more.
  • Check it Out: Justice for Sale

    Justice for Sale follows a courageous Congolese human rights lawyer Claudine Tsongo in her struggle against injustice and widespread impunity in the Congo. In Claudine’s journey to obtain justice, she uncovers a system where the basic principles of law are virtually ignored. The documentary not only provides a glimpse into the failings of the Congolese judicial […] Read more.
  • Today in Legal History: Bay of Pigs Invasion

    On April 17, 1961, a CIA-backed group of Cuban refugees tried to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. As soon as the party landed, they were met with resistance from Castro’s forces, and promised US air support never materialized. Of the 1,200 exiles trying to recapture their homeland, 100 died and the rest were […] Read more.
  • Library Artwork: “Aspiration” and “Contemplation”: The Colors and Shapes of Jacob Lawrence

    6936730101_59777926fc One of the most celebrated African-American artists of the twentieth century, Jacob Lawrence, was born in 1917 in Atlantic City. His parents divorced early in his childhood and he eventually joined his mother in Harlem. He took an immediate interest in art as a child. While attending classes at the Harlem Art Workshop, the sights […] Read more.
  • Debate Map: Russia’s Use of Force in Ukraine

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    Oxford University Press is hosting a webpage that looks at the arguments surrounding the use of force in both the international and domestic context. Read more.
  • New and Notable: The Good Lord Bird

    9781594632785LJames McBride, The Good Lord Bird (Penguin Group, 2013) LAW – Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3613.C28G66 2013 James McBride, The Good Lord Bird (Penguin Group, 2013) LAW – Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3613.C28G66 2013 Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown […] Read more.