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The Legal Beagle’s favorite book and that of dog lovers everywhere is Every Dog’s Legal Guide: A Must Have Book for Your Owner by Mary Randolph (KF390.5 .D6 R36 2005). His favorite movie is about the crime fighting pooch, Underdog! His current hero is Uno, the beagle who won Best in Show at the...



Legal Beagle's Archive for April 2008

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04/30/2008 at 11:00 PM
LexisNexis offers access privileges during the summer to August 1st.  You will need to register for summer full access through the Summer Access Registration link on the “My School” page or on the LexisNexis Lawschool Portal page.  You are eligible for summer full access for: Summer School School-Related Research Assignment Moot Court Research Law Review or Journal Research Working as a Professor’s Research Assistant Non-Profit Externship Unpaid Internship/Externship Bar Review   Westlaw summer access begins on June 1st and ends on August 1st.  If you do not qualify for...
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04/24/2008 at 11:00 PM
As the end of classes draws near and studying for exams begins, here is reminder regarding the Room Reservation Policy.  Groups of two or more students may reserve one room in advance for one three hour block of time per day.  The names of at least two group members must be legibly printed on the reservation sheet. Reservations will be held for fifteen minutes before the room reservation is canceled.  Room keys will be held for fifteen minutes to accommodate patrons who need to briefly leave the library.  Room keys may be renewed for an additional three hour block if the...
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04/22/2008 at 11:00 PM
Reading and Exam Period Hours (April 23 - May 10) Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - Midnight Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - Midnight Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - Midnight Saturday, May 10, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Spring Intersession Hours (May 11 - May 17) Sunday, Closed Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Closed The Library will begin summer semester hours on Sunday, May 18.
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04/15/2008 at 11:00 PM
Justice Thurgood Marshall served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1967 - 1991.  Prior to serving on the Court, he was counsel for the NAACP, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and a U.S. solicitor general.  Of interest in the Law Library’s collection is Supreme Justice: Speeches and Writings: Thurgood Marshall edited by J. Clay Smith, Jr. (KF213. M37 S87 2003).  This is a compilation of his public presentations, writings, speeches, and interviews spanning over seven decades from the 1930s to the early 1990s.  Books authored by noted constitutional...
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04/13/2008 at 11:00 PM
For those who listened to Justice Antonin Scalia’s April 7 talk at which he expressed his judicial philosophy, you might want to read his book A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law: an Essay (KF4552. S28 1997).  In addition to his 1997 book, Justice Scalia has a new book scheduled for release the end of this month and he will be appearing on a segment of “60 Minutes” http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/08/ap/supremecourt/main4002104.shtml?source=search_story to promote it. The title of Justice Scalia’s forthcoming book is Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges...
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04/09/2008 at 11:00 PM
Now available in The Law Library’s Career Collection is a series of books on internship opportunities for 2008.  They are published by Career Education Institutes of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Recently acquired titles are: The Big Green Internship Book 2008, KF266 .B54 2008 The Congressional Internship Book 2007 - 2009, KF266 .C63 2007 - 09 The Human Rights Internship Book 2008, KF266 .H86 2008 Internships in International Affairs 2008, KF266 .I58 2008 The Sports Internship Book 2008, KF266 .S66 2008 Washington Internships in Law and Policy 2008, KF266 W.37 2008 The Women’s Rights...
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04/09/2008 at 11:00 PM
It’s getting to be that time of year, paper time!  Fortunately, the Legal Beagle does not have to write papers! But if you have a paper to research, do not hesitate to ask the Reference Librarian on duty at the Reference Desk for help with locating materials.  If you need a book or journal article that is not in the Law Library’s collection (print and electronic) nor at the undergraduate library, you can obtain it through interlibrary loan.  Forms for requesting an interlibrary loan are available at the Circulation Desk.  Thelma Dzialo, who processes the interlibrary loan...
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04/01/2008 at 11:00 PM
As this is the “Supreme” semester here at the School of Law, the Legal Beagle searched the Law Library’s WebCatalog (with assistance) to find some interesting resources on the U.S. Supreme Court. Here are three recent books of interest: Justices, Presidents, and Senators: A History of the U.S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Bush II by Henry Abraham (KF8742 .A72 2008); The Supreme Court: An Essential History by Peter Hoffer et al. (KF8742 .H64 2007); and, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin (KF8748 .T66 2007). If you have some time, watch...