Join Us for Lunch with Prof. S. Ford this Wednesday

Are International Criminal Courts Worth the Cost?

On Wednesday, March 4, join Prof. Stuart Ford and the Louis L. Biro Law Library for lunch and a discussion on empirically determining the effectiveness of international criminal tribunals.

This discussion will be 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.

Lunch will be served. To RSVP, email pjohnso@jmls.edu.

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 3/2

Our collection of legal news this week skews toward the odd and silly (I’m assuming you’re up to date on net neutrality):

  • Alaska has legalized the growth, possession, and smoking of marijuana (note that it has not legalized the purchase or sale of the substance) (Al Jazeera)
  • And South Korea has legalized adultery. Around 53,000 people had been prosecuted under the law forbidding extra-marital relations since 1985 (New York Times)
  • Don’t let your client write the cert petition, or the Supreme Court might sanction you (Lawyerist)
  • Under Armour has filed a trademark suit against Ass Armor. Frankly, I think the likelihood of confusion is low (techdirt)
  • You mean the Secretary of the Treasury isn’t Moe Money? Could have fooled me (Lowering the Bar)
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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.

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 312-854-2752, or via chat from the library homepage.

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Do You Have Suggestions for Us?

Suggestion Box

We always want to do what we can to make sure your experience at the library is as pleasant and hassle-free as possible. To that end, the library has an online suggestion box that you can use to let us know what we can do, big or small, to improve your time in the library.

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 2/23

What’s that? You say your eyeballs are frozen? Warm them up with the following selection of legal news and items of interest:

  •  ”Federal judge in Texas blocks Obama immigration order“ (Washington Post)
  • Lawmakers in Oklahoma are trying get AP US History out of high schools (Reuters)
  • A Utah court accepted a woman’s argument that she should be allowed to sue herself (Lowering the Bar)
  • Update 1: A federal judge has decided that the Cubs can continue construction of their large signs at Wrigley (WSJ Law Blog)
  • Update 2: The pro se litigant whose case the Supreme Court granted cert, who then disappeared, who then had his case dismissed, who then reappeared with Paul Clement as his attorney to petition the Court to take the case back on, has had that petition denied (WSJ Law Blog)
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Join Us for Lunch with Prof. Ginsberg on February 24

Putting the Arbitration Agreement Before the Treatment

On Tuesday, February 24, join Prof. Marc Ginsberg and the Louis L. Biro Law Library for lunch and a discussion on the use of compulsory arbitration agreements in medical offices and the impact of that practice on informed consent.

This discussion will be 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.

Lunch will be served, and seats are limited. To RSVP, email pjohnso@jmls.edu.

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 2/16

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As the winter continues its seemingly endless march, so does the cavalcade of legal news:

  • Some Wrigley business owners are suing the Cubs to prevent the installation of advertising and a video scoreboard (Tribune)
  • The FAA has proposed new rules for drone operations. Sorry, Amazon (Al Jazeera)
  • Sriracha honcho doesn’t care in the least that his brand isn’t protected by trademark (TechDirt)
  • A Croatian court has enjoined a dog from barking at night (Time)
  • A Montana lawmaker is trying his darnedest to get yoga pants banned from the state (HuffPo)
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 2/9

It’s time to take your mind off the fact that the week’s just begun with legal news and curiosities!

  • Here’s a breakdown of the FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules (CNET)
  • The “secret mastermind” of the Silk Road was convicted of seven charges for his involvement with the site (Wired)
  • Adnan Syed, the subject of Serial, has been granted an appeal (NPR)
  • Follow up: the pro se litigant who was granted cert then disappeared has reappeared, and he wants the Supreme Court to reinstate the case after dismissing it for lack of a response. Also, he’s no longer a pro se litigant. His attorney is Paul Clement, a former solicitor general (WSJ Law Blog)
  • The estate of George Patton, who has been dead for 69 years, is suing a video game developer on grounds of false endorsement. Because, you know, people might think that General Patton endorsed a game that was made nearly seven decades after his death (techdirt)
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 2/2

Now that you’ve dug yourself a path out of your home and back to campus, take a breather and learn what’s been going on in the world:

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 1/26

As you settle in to the groove of the semester, take a quick break and catch up on some recent legal news:

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