Happy Thanksgiving!

You’re in law school, so we know you’ve thought at least once about the legal history of Thanksgiving (that is, when you’re not thinking about family, turkey, and an extended break from classes). Did you know, for instance, that President George Washington proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789 as a “Day of Publick Thanksgivin’”, but that Thanksgiving did not become an official holiday until an 1863 proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln? Or that FDR issued a Presidential Proclamation in 1939 moving Thanksgiving to the second-to-last Thursday in November? (Congress changed it back to the fourth Thursday of the month in 1941.) Continue reading

E-Resource Spotlight: Oxford Legal Research Library: International Commercial Arbitration

The Harnish Law Library now subscribes to Oxford Legal Research Library’s International Commercial Arbitration collection, the subject of this week’s e-resource spotlight.

This new resource is an e-book collection that brings together some of the leading texts in the field of arbitration.  The collection includes treaties, texts that cover some of the key arbitral bodies and jurisdictions, and a number of officially recognized texts covering the rules of particular arbitral bodies.  Continue reading

New Legal Titles

If you’re still looking for books on your seminar paper topic or are just looking to supplement your class reading, head to the New Legal Titles shelves in the Law Library to see our newest print acquisitions. These include:

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

E-Resource Spotlight: CEB OnLaw

This week’s e-resource spotlight is on CEB OnLaw, an invaluable database containing over 140 full-text CEB California practice guides on multiple legal subjects. Many California attorneys rely on CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar) practice materials. CEB OnLaw is available to current Pepperdine Law students and recent graduates who have passed the California bar exam.  Continue reading

Updated: New York Times Bestsellers in the Law Library

Looking for something new to read?  How about the latest from award winning author Ian McEwan or a memoir from actress Lena Dunham?  Whether you prefer fiction or nonfiction, the Law Library has something for you.  Come check out the latest New York Times bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction.  Continue reading