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Real World Legal Research: Top Ten Tips Workshop

Beth DiFelice, Assistant Director of the Ross-Blakley Law Library, will be giving a workshop next week on the most important legal research strategies you need to know before starting your legal position this summer or embarking on your career.

The hour-long workshop will be offered twice:
Tuesday, April 2nd: 12-15-1:15pm in Library 119
Wednesday, April 3rd: 3-4pm in Room 118

Law Library Closing at 9:00 Tomorrow (Thursday)

Due to a planned power outage, the Law Library will be closing at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013 (tomorrow).

The All Night Study Room will be unavailable tomorrow night.

We apologize for the inconvenience. We will reopen at 7:00 a.m. Friday morning.

Library Faculty Display Case

There are two new items in the Library Faculty Display Case this week.

First is the cover of Sandra Day O’Connor’s newest book, Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court.  The book itself is available for check out from the Law Library.

Second is an article from Professor Adam Chodorow called “Death and Taxes and Zombies,” which was published in the Iowa Law Review this month.  If you would like to read the article, it is available through SSRN online, or the journal is available at the Circulation Desk for temporary use.

Library Reroofing Project March 18, 2013 – April 12, 2013

We’re getting a new roof!  Construction on the Law Library roof will begin Monday, March 18, 2013 and will be completed Friday, April 12, 2013.  To minimize noise and disruption, the work will be done weekdays from 10:00 pm – 6:30 am.  The largest part of the project will be the dome over the Treatise Collection on the 2nd floor.  Thank you for your patience and please let us know if you have concerns about the noise.

SCOTUSblog Interviews with Nina Totenberg

SCOTUSblog has conducted a five-part series of interviews with Nina Totenberg, NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent and Dean of the Supreme Court Press Corps.  The videos are excellent and provide a unique insight in to the Court from someone who has been reporting on it since the 1970’s.  Links to each of the five interviews are provided below.

Part One: Totenberg talks about her background, how her career began, and how she first started covering the Supreme Court.

Part Two: Totenberg addresses how the Supreme Court works and how to convey its subtleties.

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Out of Order book reading and signing event with Justice O’Connor

Hopefully you signed up early to attend Thursday’s book-signing event for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s book reading and signing event for her new book Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court. This event is now sold out; Out of Order is out of tickets!

If you’ll miss the event, you can check out the book from the Law Library’s collection or purchase it from event co-host Changing Hands Bookstore or other retailers. We also found this recent NPR interview with Justice O’Connor about the book (39 min).

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