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

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.

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

Fright Fest

Craving Halloween candy?  Miss trick-or-treating?  Wondering how to start doing research for that upcoming seminar paper?  Want to win an iPad mini? Then come to the Law Library’s Fright Fest this Wednesday, October 29 for tasty treats, research tips, and a fabulous raffle. Continue reading