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Happy Halloween!

In Check This Out on October 31, 2013 at 8:08 pm
Happy Halloween from Roscoe Potter: The Lawyers’ Apprentice

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New Books @Schmid Law Library

In Read This on October 31, 2013 at 8:02 pm

New Books @Schmid Law Library as of October 31, 2013.  The link will direct you to the catalog record for availability, details and more info.  New books check out for two weeks.

Federalism: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution by Susan Low Bloch and Vicki C. Jackson, 2013

The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy: How Foreign Nations and International Organizations Influence U.S. Policy by Wesley Kendall and Joseph M. Siracusa, 2013

Taxation for Universities and Colleges: Six Steps to a Successful Tax Compliance Program by Steve Hoffman, 2013

Hollow Justice: A History of Indigenous Claims in the United States by David E. Wilkins, 2013

Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy by Stephen B. Wicker, 2013

The Street Politics of Abortion: Speech, Violence, and America’s Culture Wars by Joshua C. Wilson, 2013

Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight by Stephanie Hepburn and Rita J. Simon, 2013

Harry Truman and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Robert Shogan, 2013

States of Union: Family and Change in the American Constitutional Order by Mark E. Brandon, 2013

Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench by John R. Lott, Jr., 2013

“Would You Mind if I Copied Your Hard Drive?” S.T.I.R. Talk

In News & Notes on October 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Professor John Lenich’s talk “Issues in Electronic Discovery: Would You Mind if I Copied Your Hard Drive?” from October 24th is now available. Schmid Law Library hosts S.T.I.R. Talks, the College of Law’s version of TED talks. Each speaker has fifteen minutes to present their scholarship to a friendly audience of fellow faculty, students and staff. The next STIR talk is scheduled for November 7th.

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“PLL” What’s In a Name? ‘Librarian,’ That’s What!

In News & Notes on October 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm

This Wednesday, October 23, at Noon, Central Time, the Law Librarian Conversations radio show with Richard Leiter and co-host Marcia Dority Baker will host the PLL-SIS Executive Board in a conversation about the “new normal” in private firm libraries.

Please join us in a conversation about the proposed name change for PL-SIS and all the interesting corollaries that the question naturally raises: changing roles of law librarians in law firms (and elsewhere?), how do these changes effect what we teach our law students? For us as professionals, is the word “library” associating us with an old-fashioned body of materials and place that no longer describes our diverse roles in our institutions?

Law Librarian Conversations
Listen in to the show or join the chatroom here:

Participate by calling in here:
(347) 945-7183

Don’t forget: you can download later from iTunes or another podcasting aggregator.

Computer Upgrades and Exam4 Update

In News & Notes on October 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm




In the next few weeks Windows 8 will be updated to 8.1, and Apple’s OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) will be updated to 10.9 (Mavericks). These updates will, no doubt be wonderful, delightful and confusing in many ways. There is a major problem with upgrading this fall: Your system will not be compatible with the Exam4 software. The company is working on new versions of Exam4 but won’t have it ready for release until January, so please resist the urge to update until after finals.

New Books @Schmid Law Library

In Check This Out on October 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

New Books @Schmid Law Library as of October 7, 2013.  The link will direct you to the catalog record for availability, details and more info.  New books check out for two weeks.

A Student’s Guide to Law School: What Counts, What Helps, and What Matters by Andrew B. Ayers, 2013

Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes by Ruthann Robson, 2013

Human Rights in the Constitutional Law of the United States by Michael J. Perry, 2013

Originalism and the Good Constitution by John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport, 2013

Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption by Shon Hopwood, 2012

A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capitol Punishment in America by Evan J. Mandery, 2013


The 2nd Annual S.T.I.R. Talk Program is Here!

In News & Notes on October 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Schmid Law Library’s second year of S.T.I.R Talks kicked off on September 19th. Based on the concept of TED talks, S.T.I.R. provides faculty members with a  casual setting in which to share their research with students in a 15 minute presentation in the Student Lounge.

Professor Brian Lepard presented: “Humanitarian Intervention in Syria: Is it Legal under International Law?”  In his talk, Professor Lepard examined the history of military intervention to protect human rights victims, drawing on the case studies from his book, “Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention.” In light of this history, he reviewed arguments for and against the legality under international law of unilateral air strikes by the U.S. against Syria in response to its recent use of chemical weapons  against its own civilian population.

The next S.T.I.R. talk is scheduled for Thursday, October 24th. Last year’s S.T.I.R. Talks are also available on YouTube.