Monthly Archives: January 2013

Night of January 16th

Ayn Rand is famous for novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, but have you heard of her play, Night of January 16th? This courtroom drama, enlists audience members to play the “jury,” and has different endings depending on which verdict they reach.

In 2011, Hofstra University cast real lawyers for  a run of the play, and hosted post-performance legal discussions.

The law has long been a topic of interest to writers and audiences. If you’re interested in learning more about the law in literature, the Law Library has several items in our collection to help get you started.

Reference in the Rotunda

Beginning the week of January 14th,  the Law Library will have a Roving Reference service available in the Rotunda of the College of Law twice a week.  Librarians will be available from Noon to 1:30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays through March to answer your reference questions.  Please stop by our table to say hello!

While at the table you can also get information on the Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research, which has a $500 first-place cash award, and learn how to sign up for a Bloomberg Law account.

Faculty Display Case Roundup

2013’s first new item in the Faculty Display Case is a chapter by Professor Ira Ellman from Marriage at the Crossroads: Law, Policy, and the Brave New World of Twenty-First-Century Families entitled “Should Marriage Matter?”  Professor Ellman co-wrote this chapter with Professor Sanford Braver of the ASU Psychology Department.

If you are interested in reading the chapter, a copy of it is available at SSRN.  If you would like to read the entire book, you can check it out from the Faculty Display Case by inquiring at the Law Library Circulation Desk.