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  • Today in Legal History: Statue of Liberty Arrives in New York

    The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on June 19, 1885. The statue was a gift from France to the United States commemorating the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The 151-foot statue, Liberty Enlightening the World, was designed by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, and was dismantled into 350 pieces to be transported [...]
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  • This Crim Law Q&A could be yours!

    Crim Law Q&A
    Welcome to all of our new 1Ls taking Criminal Law this summer! We're so excited to have you here and look forward to seeing you in the library. Librarians are available to help you with your research needs and circulation staff is here until midnight daily. The library has many different study aids for you to borrow, but wouldn't [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: Flag Day

    On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes design for the flag of the United States. While the first national observance of Flag Day occurred on June 14, 1877, the centennial of the adoption of the flag, it was not an official national observance until years later. President Wilson in 1916, and President

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  • Today in Legal History: Miranda Rights Established

    From Wikipedia
    Ernesto Miranda’s wrongful conviction led to the landmark case, Miranda v. Arizona (384 U.S. 436). On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court delivered its decision, establishing that before a defendant’s statement to the police can be admitted as evidence, there must be proof that the defendant was informed of his/her right to counsel and [...]
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  • Welcome 1L Students!

    We met many of the new students during the recent library 1L orientation, but if you were unable to attend, here is a summary of some of the most important things we covered: 1L students will receive passwords for TWEN at orientation. First week assignments are posted here.

    Library Survival Guide If you need information about [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: Memorial Day

    Memorial Day, initially called Decoration Day, was first observed on May 30, 1868, to honor the Civil War soldiers who died in battle by decorating their graves. While Memorial Day was celebrated in the years following 1868, it was not declared a national holiday until 1971 when Congress declared it be celebrated on the last Monday [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: Tom Bradley Elected First African American Mayor of Los Angeles

    On May 29, 1973, Thomas Bradley became the first African American mayor of Los Angeles. Bradley had served in the Los Angeles police department for over 20 years, and earned his law degree from Southwestern Law School. In 1963, he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council, being one of the first African Americans to serve on the City [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton

    The state of Arkansas imposed term limitations through Amendment 73, a ballot measure that prohibited the listing of any person who served the maximum terms allowed in the U. S. House or Senate on the general election ballot. Soon after the measure was adopted in 1992, Bobbie Hill, the League of Women Voters, and U.S. Representative Ray [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: Norway’s Constitution Day

    Syttende Mai (May 17th) is Norway’s Constitution Day. Norway had been a part of the Danish Autocracy for 400 years, and on May 17, 1814, Norway signed the constitution that declared the country an independent nation. The Norwegian Parliament held the first Syttende Mai celebration in 1836—even though they would not become fully

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  • Legal Research Tune Up 2017

    The Seattle University and Lane Powell law firm law libraries are pleased to offer a legal research workshop to help students brush up on their legal research skills for their summer employment or other summer research endeavors. The workshop will cover state and federal legislative history, regulations, and practice materials using a [...]
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