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The Book Sale Is On – 50 Cents Each

The library book sale has begun. We have a large number of books, including study guides and non-legal volumes, for sale this semester!Where: the 6th floor of the Library. All books are 50¢—cash and checks only, please.  

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The John Marshall Library Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, so please stop by the library and enjoy the display on the 6th floor by the elevators. The display, curated by Phyllis Finney, features a variety of books, images, and quotes highlighting the important role of women in the law and in a more general context.

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The John Marshall Law School Celebrates Black History Month

Each year Phyllis Finney, the library circulation coordinator, heads up Black History Month for the Louis L. Biro Library at the John Marshall Law School along with Professor Kevin Hopkins. Phyllis commemorates and celebrates the contributions of people of African descent to our nation.  This year Finney chose the theme of African American chefs, their…
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Finals Snacks!

The library wants to help make things at least a little easier for you during exams. With that in mind, we’ll be providing snacks at the following times (there until they’re gone): Thursday, December 1 (8 a.m.) Monday, December 5 (2 p.m.) Tuesday, December 6 (2 p.m.) Wednesday, December 7 (8 a.m.) We’ll have donuts…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 11/7

Need a distraction? Catch up on some of last week’s legal news and miscellany: Only parliament (not the prime minister) can trigger the Brexit (The Guardian) An impending SCOTUS ruling will likely have a large impact on the fashion industry (NY Times) What is going on with the Library of Congress and the register of…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/31

This edition of D&F is not particularly frightening, as I’m sure you’ll get plenty of scares over the rest of the day: Judge Posner thinks the Supreme Court is not doing so hot (Above the Law) SCOTUSblog brings you election issues for law students “Who’s Behind the Deal Between AT&T and Time Warner” (NY Times)…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/24

Illness won’t stop me from posting this week’s collection of legal news and miscellany (though it will delay me): South Africa wants out of the ICC (Al Jazeera) A former Congolese VP was found guilty of bribing witnesses (Jurist) Spain’s constitutional court overturned Catalonia’s ban on bullfighting (NPR) October 14 marked the 950th anniversary of…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/17

Here’s this week’s collection of legal news and miscellany to distract you for a minute: Is the Supreme Court hypocritical? (NY Times) The NLRB issued a memo stating that certain restrictions on student athlete expression are invalid (Above the Law) You can be served via Twitter (US News) “Are Recordings Made by Police Body Cameras Public…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/10

Where does the time go?! We’re halfway through the semester, so before you hunker down with your outlines, enjoy some legal news and miscellany from last week: The Supreme Court is back in session (Reuters) Colombia rejected a peace agreement with FARC (NPR) The federal appeals brief word limit has been reduced by 1,000 (ABA…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/3

A collection of legal news and miscellany to start your week: The Illinois Supreme Court struck down a law reducing civil trial juries from 12 to 6 people (ABA Journal) The ICC sentenced an Islamist militant to 9 years in prison for his destruction of historic Timbuktu (The Atlantic) No, New Hampshire, you can’t stop…
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