September 21-27 Is Banned Books Week!

The Harnish Law Library is celebrating Banned Books Week from September 21-27! Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and to express ideas.  The American Library Association estimates that since 1982, the year Banned Books Week was launched, more than 11,300 books have been challenged in American schools, bookstores, and libraries.  Continue reading

Some Court Documents No Longer Available on PACER

Sept. 23, 2014 update: The missing court documents for the four appellate courts described below will be restored to PACER by the end of October 2014. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts will continue to work on a similar solution for the missing records of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Original post from Sept. 10, 2014:

PACER – or Public Access to Court Electronic Records – is an online fee-based service allowing users to access court documents from the federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. In August, system upgrades in PACER led to the removal of documents from several courts. Continue reading

New Legal Titles

The Pepperdine Law Library is constantly adding new titles to our collection! Several of our recent new additions include:

You can find all these new titles and more on the main floor of the Law Library; they’re on the shelves on the opposite side of the New York Times bestsellers. Feel free to ask a reference librarian for assistance.

Pleasure Reading: Recent Acquisitions from the NY Times Bestsellers List

As classes begin and we all begin diving into the work of the fall semester, reading for pleasure might seem like a thing of the past.  Still, finding time to read outside the course syllabus can be rewarding and beneficial.  Reading for fun can help ease the stress of work and school.  It can help one stay informed with current events and sometimes even add context to what is taught in the classroom.  Whatever the reason for your pleasure reading, there is something for you at the Pepperdine Law Library.  Continue reading