In Custodia Legis, A Blog from the Law Library of Congress

by Sarah Prosory 16. November 2010 17:00

Picture source

The Law Library of Congress is blogging! Since August 2nd 2010, the In Custodia Legis blog has provided some excellent blog posts about legal trends and current issues, pictures of the Law Library of Congress, government use of technology, and naturally stuff about Congress. The tone and humor of the blog is wonderful! I promise it will hold your attention and not put you to sleep!

The title of their blog, In Custodia Legis, is Latin for "in the custody of the law." Read more about the blog and its bloggers here.

A post from today particularly caught my eye, titled "When Legal Systems Collide: The Case of the 'Honeymoon Killer'". I am fascinated by this story, and will definitely be back to read the blogger's insights about the case. It is so wonderful to get a brief summary of what is going on as well as questions the blogger has pondered. And of course, links out to source documents are especially helpful if I have interest in reading more.

Hopefully you too will find the In Custodia Legis blog to be intriguing as well!

Happy Veterans Day 2010!

by PSL Law Library 11. November 2010 13:06

 Picture source

A huge thank you to all of our Veterans out there! We appreciate your service to our country!

In honor of Veteran's Day, here are a bunch of interesting resources for your perusal:

Or if you're more visual... here's a short video about the history of Veterans Day from History.com:

Enjoy your day!

SRU Workshop: Free Online Legal Sources, Wednesday Nov. 10th

by Sarah Prosory 8. November 2010 15:16

Picture source

One final SRU Workshop for this semester... join us on Wednesday, November 10th at 4pm in the computer lab to learn all about Free Online Legal Sources!

RSVP here. Questions? Call 602-682-6898 or email.

FireFox Legal Add-ons Workshop November 3rd, 2010

by Sarah Prosory 2. November 2010 18:22

Picture source

Overwhelmed by the information you find online while researching? Want to learn how to organize your research using your web browser?

Join us this Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 4:00pm in Law Library computer lab for, SRU Workshop: FireFox Legal Add-ons!

This SRU workshop, geared towards all students as well as alumni, will help you learn about free legal add-ons to enhance your Mozilla FireFox web browser and help improve your research.

What is an add-on?

Here is the main add-on site from FireFox, but also check out this list of legal add-ons from Mozilla.

To RSVP, visit the Law Library calendar.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email.

Justice Stevens Interview & New Supreme Court Term Begins

by Sarah Prosory 5. October 2010 14:00

Picture source: SupremeCourt.gov

NPR recently interviewed retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens who for the first time in 35 years was not on the bench on Monday, as the Supreme Court opened it's new term.

Several articles discuss the Court's first day: USA Today covers Monday's events as well as the Associated Press. The Wall Street Journal has musings about newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. You can also check out SCOTUSblog which covers the arguments of the Supreme Court with more analysis.

Month List