20. October 2011 10:14
Are you ready to watch the St. Louis Cardinals win game two of the World Series tonight?! If you watched last night’s game you probably know that pinch hitter Allen Craig drove in what was to be the winning run in the bottom of the sixth, after being sent to bat by Cards manager Tony LaRussa. But, did you know that in addition to being a remarkable manager of his team and one of only two in Major League history to have won a World Series in the American and National League, Tony LaRussa is a 1978 graduate of Florida State University’s School of Law? LaRussa passed the Florida Bar in 1979, making him one of only five lawyer/managers in baseball history.
St. Louis Cardinals. MLB.com. Web 20 Oct. 2011.
Busch Stadium St. Louis, MO. ballsparksofbaseball.com. Web 20 Oct. 2011.
6. September 2011 07:48
What’s new in the Law Library? New Arrivals-- of course!
Each month you can find a list of books and DVD's that have been added to the Law Library’s collection by going to the library's homepage. Next, click on Library Services in the orange toolbar, and then New Arrivals in the box. There you have it!
My Picks for September—
The Hellhound of Wall Street : How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance / by Michael Perino. HB3717 1929 .P47 2010
Ghost in the Wires : My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker / by Kevin Mitnick.
HV 6772 .M58 A3 2011
Acting Skills for Lawyers / by Laura Mathis. KF8915 .M374 2011
Harris & Ewing. Watchdog of senate folding room has 'crop control' of own. 38. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Library of Congress. Web. 02 Sept. 2011.
24. August 2011 11:13
Looking for free access to information about Arizona, both past and present? The Arizona Memory Project (AMP) is a great place to start. AMP, sponsored by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records, has partnered with the Arizona State Law and Research Library, along with other state/local government agencies in Arizona to provide a database of primary resources and government documents.
For a Collection Directory or to simply Browse the collection, click on the links on the green toolbar at the top of the page.
Here are a few AMP collections which may be of interest:
AZ Appellate Court Briefs from Ross-Blakely Law Library
AZ Attorney General Opinions
Arizona Executive Orders
Arizona State Agency Publications
Arizona State Archives – State, Local, and County Government Records
Arizona-Related Federal Publications
Cochise County Clerk of Superior Court - Bisbee Deportation Documents
Cochise County Territorial Court Documents
Cochise County Territorial Tax Roll Index
Legal and Court-Related History of Cochise County
27. September 2010 14:58
Any Franz Kafka fans out there? Did you know Kafka was a lawyer?
According to Wikipedia, Kafka obtained the degree of Doctor of Law in 1906 and performed an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts. He then worked at an insurance firm handling claims for work related injuries. In his free time Kafka wrote, and in 1925 one of his best-known novels, The Trial, was published.
Many have tried to interpret the symbolism of Kafka’s story with ideas ranging from Kant’s Philosophy of Law and the Austrian legal code, to man’s fight against authority and evil. One particularly interesting interpretation is Orson Welles’ 1962 nightmarish film The Trial, starring Anthony Perkins as the tortured main character Josef K. and Orson Welles as his law advocate. Some say this is the worst movie ever made by Orson Welles, yet ironically in his 1962 BBC interview with Huw Wheldon, Welles states, “say what you like, but The Trial is the best film I have ever made.” A remake of the film was also done in 1998 starring Kyle MacLachlan, Anthony Hopkins and Jason Robards.
So, you be the judge …..come into the Law Library and check out The Trial by Franz Kafka -in book or DVD format.
PT2621.A26 P713 1998 Book
PN1997 .T75 1962 DVD
PN1997 .T7421 1998 DVD
The eBook can also be downloaded for free to your eBook reader or mobile phone from Project Gutenberg’s digital library.
Watch the bizarre court scene from Orson Welles’ movie on YouTube: