22. June 2012 10:34
After working so hard students deserve to sit back, relax and enjoy a book unrelated to law. Well, mostly unrelated to law. Check out the Library's summer book displays!
Fun in the Sun:
and, okay, perhaps there should be some learning during the summer.
Behold, the History Book Display:
24. August 2011 11:13
Looking for free access to information about Arizona, both past and present? The Arizona Memory Project (AMP) is a great place to start. AMP, sponsored by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records, has partnered with the Arizona State Law and Research Library, along with other state/local government agencies in Arizona to provide a database of primary resources and government documents.
For a Collection Directory or to simply Browse the collection, click on the links on the green toolbar at the top of the page.
Here are a few AMP collections which may be of interest:
AZ Appellate Court Briefs from Ross-Blakely Law Library
AZ Attorney General Opinions
Arizona Executive Orders
Arizona State Agency Publications
Arizona State Archives – State, Local, and County Government Records
Arizona-Related Federal Publications
Cochise County Clerk of Superior Court - Bisbee Deportation Documents
Cochise County Territorial Court Documents
Cochise County Territorial Tax Roll Index
Legal and Court-Related History of Cochise County
17. March 2011 09:05
The Chicago River is dyed green each year.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)
Join us in the Loft from Noon to 1:30pm as LexisNexis provides St. Patty's Day cupcakes and coffee mugs!
Lots of GREEN is to be seen today! Hope you're wearing your GREEN so you don't get pinched!
27. September 2010 14:58
Any Franz Kafka fans out there? Did you know Kafka was a lawyer?
According to Wikipedia, Kafka obtained the degree of Doctor of Law in 1906 and performed an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts. He then worked at an insurance firm handling claims for work related injuries. In his free time Kafka wrote, and in 1925 one of his best-known novels, The Trial, was published.
Many have tried to interpret the symbolism of Kafka’s story with ideas ranging from Kant’s Philosophy of Law and the Austrian legal code, to man’s fight against authority and evil. One particularly interesting interpretation is Orson Welles’ 1962 nightmarish film The Trial, starring Anthony Perkins as the tortured main character Josef K. and Orson Welles as his law advocate. Some say this is the worst movie ever made by Orson Welles, yet ironically in his 1962 BBC interview with Huw Wheldon, Welles states, “say what you like, but The Trial is the best film I have ever made.” A remake of the film was also done in 1998 starring Kyle MacLachlan, Anthony Hopkins and Jason Robards.
So, you be the judge …..come into the Law Library and check out The Trial by Franz Kafka -in book or DVD format.
PT2621.A26 P713 1998 Book
PN1997 .T75 1962 DVD
PN1997 .T7421 1998 DVD
The eBook can also be downloaded for free to your eBook reader or mobile phone from Project Gutenberg’s digital library.
Watch the bizarre court scene from Orson Welles’ movie on YouTube:
17. September 2010 15:01
Picture source: United States National Archives
Happy Constitution Day! On this day, September 17th, in 1787 the 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention completed and signed the U.S. Constitution. Here are some interesting websites that celebrate this historic event:
Read about the observance from the US Code: 36 U.S.C § 106 (from Cornell's Legal Information Institute)
The National Archives has a fantastic online exhibit called the Charters of Freedom which has articles about the creation of the Constitution. The Archives also provide some great resources for learning about the Constitution and this important day.
If you visit Philadelphia, PA you should check out the National Constitution Center. They have also created an interactive version of the Constitution. Or you can print your own copy (.PDF) of the Constitution!
Have an excellent weekend!