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  • 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


    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.
  • National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014

    National Library Week 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 […] Read more.
  • Library Artwork: Kenna Moser and the Art of Collage

    Bainbridge artist Kenna Moser’s unique collage paintings can be viewed throughout the library.  Four of Moser’s pieces are located in the main library stairwell between the second and third floors, and a fifth is located by the Reserve computer workstations.  Originally from Ontario, Moser studied art at Queens University before moving to Palo Alto, CA, […] Read more.
  • Check it Out: Invoking Justice

    In Southern India, family disputes are settled by Jamaats, all male bodies which apply Islamic Sharia law to cases without allowing women to be present, even to defend themselves. To solve this fundamental inequity, a group of women in 2004 established a women’s Jamaat, which soon became a network of 12,000 members spread over 12 […] Read more.
  • SCOTUS Ruling a Blow for Rails to Trails

    medicine_bow_trail_map_wide-e94a16f9cd8b68280b5d83687dbab8582982d4db-s40-c85 The US Supreme Court’s 8-1 ruling in favor of a Wyoming land owner fight the conversion of an abandoned rail track into part of the Medicine Bow Rail Trail.  Justice Sotomayor, lone dissenter in Marvin Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States, said: “By changing course today, the Court undermines the legality of thousands of miles […] Read more.
  • Today in Legal History: Hugo Grotius is Born, April 10, 1583

    220px-Michiel_Jansz_van_Mierevelt_-_Hugo_Grotius Hugo Grotius (10 April 1583 – 28 August 1645), was a Dutch jurist, theologian, and philosopher.  His theories of natural law and seminal works on the law of war and peace and the law of the sea are still influential in international jurisprudence.  He is often referred to as the father of international law. Read more.