Suggestion for an Interesting Read

by Lidia Koelbel 24. April 2013 08:28

May I recommend a short, amusing and educational publication? It is a great poolside read with actual court opinions. The title is Judges Say the Darndest Things. Check its availability in your Law Library by clicking the title.

The sections Fred Shackelford compiled for the book might just clarify concepts for you.

See one of the selected opinions published in rhyme on Westlaw: Fisher v. Lowe, 333 N.W.2d 67 (Mich. Ct. App. 1983) (You will have to log into your Westlaw account). See also Irvin v. Smith, 654 N.E.2d 189 (Ohio 1993) (You will have to log into your Lexis account).

 

Law and the Movies: A Visual Display

by Gretchen Lebron 2. April 2013 12:45

"Law and the Movies" is the library's new and improved movie collection.

The collection is located on the east side of the library and is organized alphabetically by title. The collection is comprised of movies that have some relation to the law and cover a wide range of genres.

Up to 5 items can be checked out at one time and kept for 7 days with no renewals.

So if you have some down time and want to take a breather, checkout one of our over 400 DVDs to enjoy!

Also, if you have any suggestions on how we can improve our DVD collection please leave us a suggestion in the box located in the middle of of the DVD collection or online here: http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarysuggestions

 

Cats and the Commerce Clause

by PSL Law Library 11. December 2012 14:44

Cats substantially impact interstate commerce according to a recent 13 page opinion by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling discussed by the ABA Journal. The court ruled that the cats living at author Ernest Hemingway's museum/home are subject to federal regulation.  In Constitutional Law, law students learn that the Commerce Clause regulates instruments, channels, and things (including cats?) that substantially impact commerce.  The cats are the offspring of the author's famous six-toed cat, Snowball.  Judge Dubina, writing for the majority, reasoned that the presence of the cats draws people to the museum as an exhibition.  Thus, they are an important part of the museum's commercial activity and therefore subject to regulation by Congress.

If you are interested in learning more about constitutional law, take a look in the library catalog.  Or, stop by the Legal Research Help Desk for assistance with formulating a research strategy. 

Meow!

-Kristin

June/July '12 Book Displays

by Lidia Koelbel 22. June 2012 10:34

After working so hard students deserve to sit back, relax and enjoy a book unrelated to law.  Well, mostly unrelated to law.  Check out the Library's summer book displays!

Fun in the Sun:

 

and, okay, perhaps there should be some learning during the summer. 

Behold, the History Book Display:

 

Attorney Ad Pictures

by Rob 13. July 2011 16:43

The 'Lowering the Bar' legal humor blog developed a picture gallery of law firm ads for amusement. Pictures

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