Author Archives: Philip Johnson

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…
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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…
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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…
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Do You Have Suggestions for Us?

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…
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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…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 2/16

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…
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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,…
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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: The “Friendship Nine,” a group of civil rights protesters who were arrested while staging a sit-in at a South Carolina lunch counter, had their convictions vacated (Reuters) On…
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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: Prosecutions for publishing links and the case of Barrett Brown (Above the Law) SCOTUS will review Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol (BuzzFeed) On the fifth anniversary of Citizens United, an outburst from the Supreme Court…
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