The Law Library will be open January 3-January 6, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM. Reference services will be available 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.
On January 7, the library will be open 10:00 AM-6:00 PM.
Regular library hours, including weekend/evening reference services, will resume on January 8.
The Law Library will be closed December 23-Jan 2.
Please note the following changes to the Reference Office schedule:
Dec. 18: No reference service
Dec. 19-22: No evening reference service, reference librarians will be available 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Arizona v. United States, No. 11-182. The Court will review the decision of the Ninth Circuit, available here, upholding a preliminary injunction against sections of Arizona’s Immigration Law, S.B. 1070.
On December 14 we will bid a fond farewell to Associate Library Director Larry Reeves. Larry has been appointed Associate Dean and Director of Vanderbilt Law School’s Alyne Queener Massey Law Library. Vanderbilt’s announcement of Larry’s appointment is here.
Larry joined the GMU Law Library staff in 2008. He has overseen all facets of day-to-day public services operations, including circulation, reference, and instruction. He has also assisted with the general administration of the library including preparation of budgets, management of personnel, and the development and implementation of long-range plans.
Larry would like readers to know: “It’s been an absolute delight working at GMU Law these past few years! I have learned a great deal from some very talented colleagues who I will miss, and whose expertise I will no doubt continue to call upon throughout my career.”
Larry will be missed by the Library staff and patrons. We wish him the best of luck in his exciting new position as the head of the Vanderbilt law library!
Today is the 70th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Each December 7 is designated as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. President Obama’s 2011 proclamation is available here.
The Library of Congress is holding its 2011 International Human Rights Day event. Here are some details from the library’s press release:
A group of distinguished speakers will discuss women’s rights and opportunities at a panel held in honor of the international Human Rights Day at the Library of Congress at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. The event will be held in the Mumford Room, located on the sixth floor of the Library’s James Madison Building at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Law Library of Congress, the presentation is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
The speakers include Sharon Hrynkow from the U.S. Department of State, Steven Shapiro from the American Civil Liberties Union and Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand from the Law Library of the Library of Congress. The panel discussion will be introduced by Law Librarian of Congress Roberta Shaffer.
More information about International Human Rights day is available here.
Just a reminder that CALI lessons are a great tool to test yourself before an exam. While not every topic is available, many are!
If you need the GMU student activation code, stop in the reference office or email Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org. As you probably guessed, the CALI site is especially busy this time of year, so the site may be slower than usual. If you are unable to log on, wait a bit and try again. Or, stop in the reference office to pick up a CD of the lessons.
On April 26, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court presented amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence to Congress. Those revisions became effective on December 1. The amended rules are available here.
Hat Tip Wisblawg.
The ABA Journal has announced its annual Blawg 100 list. You can vote for your favorites after submitting a brief registration form.
We’ve previously noted some blawgs that may be of interest to GMU students here. Some additional blogs to check out include