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Tax Consequences of a Zombie Apocalypse

In a zombie apocalypse the two certainties in life, death and taxes, may not be so certain.  Fortunately, College of Law professor Adam Chodorow has recognized that the current estate and income tax laws do not adequately address the tax implications of being undead and has tackled the topic of estate planning for the living dead in his article Death and Taxes and Zombies, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Iowa Law Review.

The article’s abstract details the subject matter: “This article fills a glaring gap in the academic literature by … Continue Reading

Summer Library Hours

From May 21 – August 3, the Law Library hours are:

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Reference Librarians are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tombstone Running Dry?


The city of Tombstone is waging an epic legal battle against the federal government for access to the wilderness area of the Huachuca Mountains in order to repair its damaged water system.

Tombstone relies on a number of mountain springs for its water, which is piped in to the city.  The pipelines that deliver the spring water were damaged in last year’s Monument Fire and the ensuing mud and rock slides.  Tombstone officials have attempted to make repairs to the pipeline and restore the water flow to the city, but the National Forest Service has … Continue Reading

Need Summer Research Help?

Law Students: Are you taking summer classes? Do you have a summer job with a firm?

If you find yourself in need of some research help this summer, remember that our Reference Librarians are here for you!

Did you know you can make an appointment with a Librarian for one-on-one help? We’ve added an online form to the Law Library website to make it easy! Just click here to request an appointment.

You can also find a link to the form on the Ask a Librarian page or the Law Students page.


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CFR now on the LII


Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII) recently announced that the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is now available on its website.  The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government.

The LII website allows for searching of the CFR and includes linked cross-references within the CFR to relevant parts of the United States Code, as well as to rulemaking dockets for pending regulations.  It is updated concurrently with the GPO’s Federal Digital System data, and links users to the Office of … Continue Reading

By Proclamation of the President, Today is Law Day!


This year’s Law Day theme is “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” and according to the Presidential Proclamation, “recalls the historic role our courts have played in protecting the fundamental rights and liberties of all Americans. Our courts are the guarantors of civil justice, social order, and public safety, and we must do everything we can to enable their critical work. The courthouse doors must be open and the necessary services must be in place to allow all litigants, judges, and juries to operate efficiently. Likewise, we must ensure that access to justice is … Continue Reading