Friday, May 15, 2015


C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

First years - you survived and are now experienced law students . . .

Second years - you made it through another year, just one more to go . . .

Third years - you made it through law school - best of luck in all future endeavors !!!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, May 14, 2015

You Know It’s Summer When….

While you’re asleep, a sea lion pup sneaks aboard the boat you’re on, climbs into a bunk, and wakes you with its sneezing and snoring.

Congratulations on completing your final examinations, and best wishes for an enjoyable and memorable Summer!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Civil war: a Marvel Comics event

Exams are over! Take a break to consider the legal issues that arise in Marvel Universe when Capital Hill proposes that all costumed heroes unmask themselves before the government! In Civil war: a Marvel Comics event, superheroes clash with one other as they struggle towards a decision that will change the Marvel Universe ... forever!

Civil war is located in the library's reserve collection, ask for it at the the circulation desk.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

World Happiness Report 2015

From my corner of the law library, I would bet that happiness means the end of finals (or the end of law school and the beginning of a new career) for most law students finishing up their exams this week.  But it's also a good time of year to consider what constitutes genuine happiness in life--not only for individuals, but for the nations of the world trying to foster the well-being of their citizens and societies.  World Happiness Report 2015 is the latest in a series of landmark surveys of well-being and happiness as measures of economic and social development in 158 countries.  The Report, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN): A Global Initiative for the United Nations, contains statistics, maps and charts ranking and comparing nations on the basis of six key indicators of well-being: gross domestic product (GDP) per capita; healthy years of life expectancy; social support; trust; perceived freedom to make life decisions; and generosity.

A work of "leading experts across fields--economics, psychology, survey analysis, national statistics, health, public policy and more," the Report also features in-depth chapters on special topics such as how happiness measures differ by age, gender, and global region; how societies can create sustainable happiness in their young (under age 18); and new findings from the neuroscience of happiness.  The full report in PDF is available here.       

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, May 11, 2015

Job Interviews

If you are still looking for a job, Out of the Jungle has a post with hints for preparing your resume/CV and the actual interview.  You have probably heard much of it but this makes a useful list to keep you on track.

Good Luck!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat