Category Archives: Misc.

Prodigious Honor for Ross-Blakley Law Library Director

Dean Victoria Trotta is the 2018 recipient of the American Association of Law Libraries Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1984 to recognize exemplary service to the Association. The Award is given in recognition of a career of outstanding, extended, and sustained service to law librarianship and to AALL. This award is the Association’s highest honor.  We are so happy for Tory and her well-deserved accolade. Tory Award Slide

ASU LiveSafe Enhances Your Personal Safety

A mobile phone app called ASU LiveSafe is now available to download for free to your smartphone or obtain for free at Apple iTunes or Google Play stores.  You can view more detailed information about the app online at

This app enhances your personal safety across all ASU campuses.  It allows you to report, immediately, to the ASU Police any tips, information, pictures, audio and video you need to report to them.  

  • ASU LiveSafe Mobile App Features and Benefits:
  • Activate SafeWalk so friends or family members can view your step-by-step progress on a map. Chat live with your designated emergency contacts during your trip. Deactivate Safewalk once you arrive safely.
  • Alert personal emergency contacts in times of distress with a link to your accurate GPS location.

Report tips to ASU Police with your user information for more accurate location information, or enable the anonymous reporting option.

If you have questions about the ASU LiveSafe mobile app features and functions, please send an email to this ASU address.

Constitution Day: How Long Have YOU Had the Right to Vote?

If you would like to celebrate Constitution Day, there will be a program at Hayden Library on Constitution Day

Join us on Constitution Day, Sept. 17th to hear ASU Professor T.J. Davis speak on the history of voting rights.

  • Tuesday September 17, 2-3pm
  • ASU Libraries Location: Hayden Library C-6A/ East Campus: Tempe 
  • Cost: Free

For more information E-mail: Website: ASU Libraries: Constitution Day    Phone: 480/965-1798



Thanks to the Man in Black,we’re shedding some light on finding articles

This day in history, it was lights out for the Man in Black; music legend Johnny Cash died September 12, 2003.
Mr. Cash, of course, was no stranger to the law. He kept lawyers busy with arrests for drug smuggling, setting a forest on fire, and more. Through his legal adventures, he developed compassion for prisoners, performing free concerts in prisons and advocating for prison reform.
While learning a little about Mr. Cash, we found a nifty journal article titled: “Social Justice and Social Context in the Music of Johnny Cash”  (2009 J. Inst. Just. Int’l Stud. 53), which is available on Westlaw and HeinOnline.
If you ever see a citation to an article like this and want to know if the Law Library has access to it, here are a few tips:

Restroom Maintenance this weekend

This weekend (Saturday, June 30 – Sunday, July 1), the main Women’s and Men’s Restrooms on first floor (near the front entrance) will be shut down for some necessary maintenance.

All other restrooms in the building will be available. Restrooms are located in the following areas:

  • Room 122 (All Night Study Room) – unisex restroom
  • Second floor – women’s and men’s restrooms
  • Third floor – women’s and men’s restrooms


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ROTC Training Exercise on the SRC Field Thursday

An ROTC Training exercise will be held on the SRC Field Thursday, April 12, 2012.

The Army ROTC will be landing 2 Blackhawk Helicopters on the SRC East Field on April 12, 2012.   The first will land at 7:30am and the second at 10:00am.  Each pick-up usually last 10-15 minutes.

The noise from the helicopters may carry to the Law Library.  Be sure to ask for earplugs at the front desk!

Law Library Student Survey Winners!

Thank you to everyone who took the Law Library Student Survey.  We had a great response rate.  We are now going over the results and we will soon be implementing some of your suggestions. 

Congratulations to our prize winners:

Grand Prize:  A Study Room for a Week!
Ryan McCarthy Gift Card Winners
Josephine Bidwill
Lacy Cooper
Daniel Hutto
Amanda Fischer
Joel Fugate
Kathryn Krejci
Katelyn Miller
Michael Pang
Derek Pratt
Samantha Whetherholt

10 Greatest Legal Movie Lines

Who doesn’t love a great legal movie? The editors of Bloomberg Law sure do – they’ve come up with a list of 10 Greatest Legal Movie Lines of all time.

Did you know the Law Library has a great selection of legal movies? Stock up for the weekend with any of the movies from Bloomberg’s list:

…and more!

You can vote for your favorite line on Bloomberg’s Tumblr site. Or tell us your favorite line in the comments below!

Super Bowl Sunday Legal Fun!

This Sunday, the New England Patriots and the New York Giants will face off in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. In honor of the event, we thought we’d look at some of the legal issues, past and present, surrounding this annual clash of the titans.

First a trip down memory lane:

  • It’s been 8 years since Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime “wardrobe malfunction,” that lead to an FCC revamp of fines and regulations. The incident is still being discussed in the courts; it came up last month at the Supreme Court hearing FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. (read the transcript of this amusing discussion here or listen to audio here ).  
  • Dallas Cowboys season-ticket holders were promised prime seats for Super Bowl XLV, but were given “folding chairs and obstructed views,” so they filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, Cowboys ream and owner Jerry Jones.
  • Check out Bleacher Report’s 7 Most Shocking Arrests in Super Bowl Week History to see some of the players’ pre-Bowl shenanigans. 


And in preparation for Sunday’s big game:

Free Congressional Record App for iPad

The Library of Congress has released a free app for the Congressional Record. From the iTunes description:

Read the daily edition of the Congressional Record on your iPad. The Congressional Record App is presented by the Library of Congress using data provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, and the Government Printing Office….The Congressional Record contains the debates, proceedings, and activities of the Congress of the United States. The Congressional Record is published in four parts: House of Representatives, Senate, Extension of Remarks, and Daily Digest. The Daily Digest provides a summary of the day’s activities.

The app will let you access the Congressional Record from January 4, 1995 (the 104th Congress, 1st Session) through present day.