On December 8, 1969, the Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention first met to begin work on what would ultimately become the 1970 Illinois Constitution. To commemorate the 45th anniversary of this occasion, on display on the library’s sixth floor is a poster featuring the signatures of the delegates to this convention. The poster also notes participants associated with John Marshall, including a number of alumni and faculty, one of whom is current professor Ann Lousin.
Swing by the sixth floor at the main elevators to check out a piece of Illinois history.
Welcome back! To commemorate the beginning of the spring semester, we have–if I may say so–an especially fun collection of legal news and miscellany this week. Let’s get to it:
It’s time for the first Detours and Frolics of 2015! Catch up with some recent legal news and items of interest to distract you from the weather:
- Palestine will join the International Criminal Court (The Guardian)
- You may recall the litigant pro se litigant who was granted cert by the Supreme Court but was nowhere to be found. In case you were wondering, he never turned up, and his case was dismissed last Friday (Lowering the Bar)
- A federal judge struck down California’s ban on foie gras (SFGate)
- In other ban news, the Oklahoma legislature wants to outlaw wearing hoodies in public (ABA Journal)
- A councilman in Maryland threatened to sue a newspaper reporter if she used his name in her stories. He has since apologized (NPR)
After three years, we’re bringing back the Advanced Legal Research class. Taught by our very own legal research experts, the JMLS librarians, this course will cover topics far beyond what you learned in LS I and LS II (including legislative history, administrative law, foreign & international resources, and IP).
In this 14-week course, you will discover a world of resources that will prepare you for practice. It will meet on Thursdays from 12:00 to 2:00. Check out the course description (JD-057) for more information, and if you have any questions please feel free to email us at email@example.com. Register now!
Here’s a Supreme Court-heavy D&F to close out the year:
Other jurisdictions give us these items:
In the Spring 2015 semester, the John Marshall librarians will be offering a two credit course, Advanced Legal Research. This course will cover topics far beyond what you learned in LS I and II, including legislative history, administrative law, foreign & international resources, and intellectual property, to name a few.
The 14 week course will expose you to a world of resources that will be valuable in practice that you might not otherwise use before leaving school. Check out the course description for more information, and if you have any questions please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The semester maybe winding down, but the world of the law is as hustle-bustle as ever. Get a taste of what’s going on here:
Swing by the 6th floor of the library to refuel with coffee and snacks on the following dates:
- Monday, December 1 at 8:00 am
- Tuesday, December 2 at 3:30 pm
- Wednesday, December 3 at 8:00 am
- Wednesday, December 10 at 12:00 pm
- Thursday, December 11 at 12:00 pm
Good luck on finals!
As we trek through finals and toward the end of the year, take a break with and check out some of last week’s legal news and items of interest:
We span the globe (relative to other editions) in this week’s Detours and Frolics: