New Books @SchmidLibrary

In Check This Out on October 29, 2014 at 3:29 pm

New Books @Schmid Law Library as of October 29, 2014. The title link will direct you to the catalog record for availability, details and more information. New books check out for two weeks.

Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements, 8th ed. by NOLO Press, 2014

Marketing and Social Media: A Guide For Libraries, Archives, and Museums by Christie Koontz & Lorri Mon, 2014

John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation by Harlow Giles Unger, 2014

Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United by Zephyr Teachout, 2014

Constitutional Failure by Sotirios A. Barber, 2014

The Education of a Lawyer: Essential Skills and Uncommon Advice for Building a Successful Career by Gary Muldoon, 2014

Secrecy in the Sunshine Era: The Promise and Failures of US Open Government Laws by Jason Ross Arnold, 2014

God vs. the Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty, revised 2nd ed. by Marci Hamilton, 2014

The First Amendment and the Business Corporation by Ronald J. Columbo, 2015

Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States & American Indian Nations edited by Suzan Shown Harjo, 2014

Putting Skills into Practice: Legal Problem Solving and Writing for New Lawyers by Daniel L. Barnett, 2014

Student Dress Codes and the First Amendment: Legal Challenges and Policy Issues by Richard Fossey & Todd A. Demitchell, 2014

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker, 2014

Hate Crimes in Cyberspace by Danielle Keats Citron, 2014

Cloud Computing and Electronic Discovery by James P. Martin & Harry Cendrowski, 2014

The Civil Rights Act and the Battle to End Workplace Discrimination: a Fifty Year History by Raymond F. Gregory, 2014

Freedom from Speech by Greg Lukianoff, 2014

Facts & Figures: Government Documents

In Read This on October 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Schmid Law Library Facts and Features: Government Documents

by Brian Striman, Head of Technical Services & Catalog Librarian

A democracy presupposes an informed citizenry. The Federal Depository Library Program is the way that the federal government ensures that its citizens are aware of government legislative, judicial, regulatory and investigative activity. Through this program, the federal government provides these materials to libraries for free. There are 47 libraries throughout the country that are designated as Regional Depositories, meaning that they receive every document published by the federal government at every level and on every imaginable topic, from maps, surveys and brochures, to House and Senate bills and judicial opinions and tax regulations. Love Library is a regional depository library. In addition to the Regional Depositories, there are over 1200 Depositories that receive selective portions of federal government output. The Schmid Law Library is a selective depository, meaning that we receive around 10% of government documents, primarily judicial, regulatory and legislative materials.

As a result of our being a Federal Depository we receive thousands of microfiche with House and Senate committee reports, hearings, data and reports from hundreds of federal agencies. Regulations galore, statues aplenty, and lots of decisions from federal courts of all kinds. Of course most of this stuff is now online with great websites like and, the Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System. One unique, recently created resource by the Library of Congress is its Indigenous Law Portal. But for older resources that aren’t on the web or digitized anywhere, you’ll need to turn to larger depositories such as Love Library or large city public libraries.

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Can I Eat In the Library?

In Read This on October 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm

A few students have asked about food in the library. Yes, we allow eating and drinking in the library, with these limitations:

1. If you eat in the library, treat like your parent’s living room: be careful, clean up and throw your trash away, and recycle!

2. Snacks only in the library. No meals, please. If you order a pizza or Jimmy John’s, please eat you meal in the student lounge or outside on a table.

3. If you order food for delivery, please make arrangements to meet the delivery person in the lobby or outside. We won’t accept deliveries at the Circulation or Reference Desks.

Thanks for asking!



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