Friday, August 14, 2015

Farewell and Welcome

As we say farewell to Summer Hours in the Library we look forward to welcoming new students and welcoming back returning students.

As of Monday, we will resume regular Library hours.  Please note our regular Reference desk hours will  be someone different this semester.

Regular Library hours are:
Mon-Thurs - 8am - 9pm
Fri.  8am - 6pm
Sat, Sun - 10am - 6pm

Good luck all with the coming semester.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Analogies From The Wild In Judicial Opinions

Analogies to wild animals’ behavior surface from time to time in judicial opinions. See, for instance, a recent example that evokes a certain large flightless bird.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Words of Wisdom for New Law Students

Did you know that even Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. didn't understand a word he heard on his first day of law school?  The Law School Academic Support blog recently posted a compilation of "Thoughts on Learning, Lawyering, and Life" from the successful and famous who learned that success at something challenging, like studying law, doesn't happen overnight or without the right attitude and approach. The Academic Support blog is one of over 40 legal blogs in the Law Professor Blogs network, all edited by law school faculty and lawyers dedicated to providing legal news and commentary in their subject fields, which range from Contracts and Immigration Law to Legal Technology. 

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, August 10, 2015

Combating Book Theft in Medieval Times

You keep your eye on your iPhone nor do you leave your car running when you dash into a Starbuck's to order coffee.  In medieval times the value of a book was nearer that of your car than your smart phone.  There were three main ways to protect a book:  chain, chest or curse.

Chain, chest, curse:  Combating Book Theft in Medieval Times is an amusing overview of these three methods. 

We still lock valuables in a safe and chain our bikes, but curses are no longer deemed an effective safeguard. 
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, August 09, 2015

ABA Journal-Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers

The ABA recently released an article entitled " Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers" for their annual pop culture issue.  The article explores legal and cultural history of the past century and features the best legal movies released in the decades since 1915.  Top picks include Blackmail, Young Mr. Lincoln, Anatomy of a Murder and more.  Click here to read full article.

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