Chocolate Library?

by Sarah Prosory 16. December 2010 09:28

In New York, a small business owner is in dispute over the name of his store. The name in question? Chocolate Library. His choice in name has been rejected over the idea that it will confuse or mislead people into thinking it was an actual library. A law in New York since 2006 states that the commissioner for education must be consented for use of the word "library" among other words in a certificate of incorporation or company name.

Curious, I checked Westlaw for this law. Within the Westlaw Directory I selected U.S. State Materials, then I did a search for New York. I selected New York Statutes Annotated (NY-ST-ANN). I did a natural language search: commissioner of education consent to company registration name library. The third result down gave me the following explanation:

Effective January 1, 2006, an LLC may not use words, such as “school,” “education,” “college,” “university,” “museum,” “arboretum,” “historical society,” “library” or other term restricted by Section 224 of the Education Law, or any abbreviation or derivative of any such word, in its name without the consent of the Commissioner of Education. This provision is subdivision (i) of Section 204. In addition, Section 216 of the Education Law was simultaneously amended by adding an undesignated paragraph which provides that a company (which would include an LLC) may not knowingly use, advertise or transact business with the word “museum” or “arboretum” in its name unless authorized by special charter or the Board of Regents. An LLC that had been using either “museum” or “arboretum” in its name prior to the January 1, 2006 effective date of this provision had until December 31, 2006 to obtain the requisite consent to use such word. A violation of Section 204(i) would be a misdemeanor.

(Links require Westlaw login credentials. From: McKinney's Limited Liability Company Law § 204)

Read the article here from the New York Times.

What do you think? Should the State Education Department have the right to consent over names of corporations or companies? Comment below!

Law Library Special Hours 12/11 to 12/19

by Sarah Prosory 10. December 2010 09:50

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Hello everyone! You're almost done with the semester! You can do it! Get through these last few weeks and then enjoy the holidays!

The Law Library has several changes to our hours in the next few weeks, so here's an update:

Saturday, December 11th

9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, December 12th

10:00am - Midnight (no reference hours)

Monday- Friday, December 13th- 17th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm (no reference after 5pm)

Saturday & Sunday, December 18th & 19th

CLOSED

As always, be sure to check our website for the most current hours!

HeinOnline- New Look & Bar Journals Library

by Sarah Prosory 6. December 2010 15:41

We are pleased to announce a new look to HeinOnline, as well as our subscription addition of the Bar Journals library! (Please note, you must be on campus to view these links automatically. If you're elsewhere, you will be prompted for your name and library barcode to access the databases).

HeinOnline's main page that lists all the "libraries" that the Law Library subscribes to has gone through a face-lift. Not only does it have a cleaner look, but they've added a few new links on behalf of the Phoenix Law Library. Here are some changes:

The Publication Title search box has moved to the upper right side of the screen.

There are now links to the Phoenix School of Law Library's website, catalog, and databases page.

 

 

And the best part... we've just subscribed to the Bar Journals library. This library includes over 70 state and local bar journals and newsletters.

 

Take a break, and check out the new look and new library on HeinOnline!

Law Library Closed Thursday 11/25 & Friday 11/26

by Sarah Prosory 23. November 2010 16:35

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

The Phoenix School of Law Library will be CLOSED on Thursday 11/25/10 and Friday 11/26/10 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish you all a happy and safe extended weekend! Be sure to take breaks from studying to enjoy time with your family and friends!

Other upcoming changes to our hours are as follows:

Wednesday, November 24th

7:00am - 5:00pm (reference hours 9am-5pm)

Thursday, November 25th

CLOSED

Friday, November 26th

CLOSED

Saturday, November 27th

9:00am - Midnight (no reference hours)

Sunday, November 28th

9:00am - Midnight (no reference hours)

Monday- Friday, November 29th- December 3rd

7:00am - Midnight

 Saturday & Sunday, December 4th & 5th

9:00am - Midnight

As always, visit www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryhours for more information on changes to the Law Library's hours.

Phoenix Law Review Now Available Online!

by Sarah Prosory 22. November 2010 09:44

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Happy Monday everyone!

Did you know you can access the Phoenix Law Review online? Head over to the Phoenix Law homepage, select Academics, and then select Law Review. Or for direct access click here. Read volumes 1 and 2, and volume 3 which is issued in two parts: Arizona Government and Legal Education. This is a valuable resource, as HeinOnline only has volume 1 of the Phoenix Law Review and Westlaw and LexisNexis do not have the publication at all.

Also, the Phoenix Law Review is having a Spring 2011 Write-On Competition. This competition is open to all students who have completed at least 25 credit hours by the end of summer classes, have at least two semesters of law school left, have completed Lawyering Process 1 & 2, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50. If you are interested in entering the competition, add the Phoenix Law Review Spring 2011 Write-On Competition TWEN page (must have access to Westlaw and be a PSL student to do so). Details for how to enter will be on the TWEN page at 1:00 PM on December 11, 2010.

Enjoy the short week & read the Phoenix Law Review during the long weekend!

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