The Seattle Public Library is launching PlayBack, an online collection that showcases and shares current local music for free. They’re building the collection now (see their page if you want to submit an album for consideration); sometime in August around 100 albums by local artists will be available for free streaming.
What does the use of song lyrics in court opinions and law journal articles say about the legal profession? This question is explored in [Insert Song Lyrics Here]: The Uses and Misuses of Popular Music Lyrics in Legal Writing, an article by Professor Long of Oklahoma City University School of Law. His research indicates that Bob Dylan is the most often quoted musician in legal writing. Speaking of Mr. Dylan, in April Fordham University School of Law will present a conference titled “Bob Dylan and the Law.” Speakers include lawyers and law professors who will present reflections on the law in Dylan’s songs and discuss how Dylan has influenced their work. The conference is being sponsored by the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics and Touro Law Center, and will be held at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus in New York.