Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/9

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

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/2

Catch up on some recent legal news and items of interest:

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 5/19

Enjoy a little finals respite by catching up with last week’s legal news and items of interest:

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Coffee & Snacks During Finals!

Join us for some brain fuel on the 6th floor of the library until it’s gone:

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Monday May 12,  3:30 pm

       Tuesday May 13, 8 am

      Wednesday May 14, 3:30 pm

Monday May 19, 8 am

Thursday May 22, 8 am

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Don’t Fall Victim to Phishers!

phishing_graphic_lgIn light of the recent phishing attacks on the JMLS email system, LTS has put together a helpful guide on the risks and problems associated with phishing and how to avoid them. Key take away: don’t click on links to change your password in emails. Check out the guide.

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 5/12

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Welcome to an exam week Detours and Frolics! Catch up on last week’s legal news and items of interest:

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Detours and Frolics: Week of May 5

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Welcome to the end of the semester! Take your mind off finals for a minute and catch up on last week’s legal news and items of interest:

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Extended Finals Hours

The library will operate on extended hours from April 22 through May 28:

Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

Good luck on all your finals!

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 4/28

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

  • The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action (SCOTUSblog)
  • Could the impending SCOTUS decision in Aereo possibly kill the cloud?
  • Northwestern football players held a vote on whether to unionize. The ballot box will stay sealed until the appeals process is complete (Northwest Herald)
  • You can’t copyright a magic trick, but Teller managed to win a suit based on a copied performance (Hollywood Reporter)
  • And can comedians do anything if a joke is stolen? Not in the courts, but there are informal adjudication structures for aggrieved jokesters (Slate)
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Prepare to Practice: Legal Research Workshop (Wednesday, April 30)

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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 Wednesday, April 30 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 10:00-11:00 in room 530. To register, send an email to pjohnso@jmls.edu with the subject line “Prepare to Practice 4/30.”

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