Detours and Frolics: Week of 3/17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and welcome back after a hopefully restful Spring Break! Catch up on what you might have missed in the world of law, whether serious, humorous, or otherwise:

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 4/21

Catch up on last week’s legal news and items of interest:

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 4/14

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Catch up on last week’s legal news and items of interest:

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Prepare to Practice: Legal Research Workshop this Friday, April 18

Frederic_Weatherly_from_Lute_(April_1895)Are you graduating this semester? Will you be doing legal research at your job this summer? Maybe you’re a recent alum who wants a chance to brush up on the alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw.

If so, don’t end up doing research like Judge Weatherly up there. Instead, join us on Friday, April 18 for an hour-long workshop that will cover tips, tricks, and resources that will allow you to wow supervising attorneys with your impressive research acumen.

The session will last from 1:30-2:30 in room 529. To register, send an email to pjohnso@jmls.edu with the subject line “Prepare to Practice 4/18.”

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 4/7

Catch up on last week’s legal news and items of interest:

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Join Us for Library Week!

This week, April 7-11, the JMLS Library celebrates Library Week with a series of programs:

  • Monday, 1 p.m. – Library Week Kickoff Reception with the “Infamous Book Cake” on the 6th floor
  • Tuesday, 2 p.m. (Room 608) – Making the Most of Microsoft Office
  • Wednesday, 12 p.m. (Room 1200) – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Public Domain. Lunch will be provided.
  • Thursday, 2 p.m. (Room 608) – Healthy Habits: Protect Your Computer & Use It Well
  • Friday, 2 p.m. (Room 300) – Stress Management: Yoga & Meditation Techniques
  • Enter the Peeps Diorama Contest, with prizes going to the top 3! Enter by April 11.

Win a $100 Amazon gift card! Enter the drawing by attending a program or checking out materials during Library Week.

RSVP to Ibukun Fasoranti at ifasora@jmls.edu, subject line: “RSVP: [Program Date ] & [Time]“

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New York Times Online Now Available to JMLS Community

The JMLS library has joined a consortium of law libraries to provide access to the New York Times online. Access is now available to current students as well as full time faculty and staff.

To register visit this link, nytimes.com/grouppass, where you will be able to create an account. This registration process must be completed on the JMLS campus, after which you may access NY Times online content from anywhere. Also, be aware that if you have a personal subscription but wish to use the JMLS subscription, you must either cancel your personal subscription or use a different email address to sign up than the one you used for your personal subscription.

For more information, visit the reference desk during normal reference hours in person on the 6th floor, by phone at 312-427-2737 x729, by e-mail at library@jmls.edu, by text at 312/854-ASK2 (2752), or via chat from the library homepage.

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 3/24

Catch up on last week’s legal news and items of interest:

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Scholars and Students with Prof. Wojcik, March 31

Libel Tourism: Where in the World Can You Get Sued for Defamation on the Internet?

Monday, March 31 at 12:15 pm in room 1103

The development of global electronic communication has made it possible for instantaneous and universal publication of defamatory remarks, meaning that plaintiffs can sue anywhere in the world for libel. Are some jurisdictions likely to be more sympathetic to these plaintiffs? How should courts handle what could end up being a large increase in defamation cases?

Join us for pizza and a talk by Prof. Mark Wojcik on these questions as part of our Scholars & Students series. This series provides opportunities for you to get to know your professors in an informal setting and to learn what they are working on outside of the classroom.

RSVP to pjohnso@jmls.edu.

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Spring Break Hours

This week’s library hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Regular hours resume on Monday, March 17.

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