Author Archives: Scott Vanderlin

Library Services for Alumni

This past weekend, Chicago-Kent was proud to send yet another class of students into the world of legal practice, armed with the skills and tools that they will need to succeed.  The library would like to congratulate all newly-minted alumni on their … Continue reading

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Changes to Bloomberg Law and Westlaw

Have you recently logged in to Bloomberg Law or Westlaw, only to find that your favorite tool or resource is not where you left it? Good news–you’re not losing your mind! Westlaw and Bloomberg Law have recently undergone significant face … Continue reading

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Time for some spooky legal research…

While every 1L in the country is busy unraveling the intricacies of Palsgraf, I thought I would take a moment here at the beginning of October, the spookiest of all months, to highlight just one of the many curiosities in … Continue reading

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Welcome (back?) to Chicago!

As we inch closer and closer to the beginning of another school year, the Chicago-Kent Law Library would like to take this opportunity to welcome students (both new and returning) to Chicago, the Illinois Tech Graduate Campus, and the library! … Continue reading

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Library Services for Alumni

This past weekend, Chicago-Kent was proud to send yet another class of students into the world of legal practice, armed with the skills and tools that they will need to succeed.  The library would like to congratulate all newly-minted alumni on their … Continue reading

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Summer and Post-Graduation Access to Westlaw, Lexis Advance and Bloomberg Law

As summer approaches, many students and soon-to-be graduates wonder whether they will still have access to their favorite subscription databases over the summer.  Here is a summary of the access that will be offered during the summer of 2016: WestlawNext Continuing … Continue reading

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There’s no fooling Johnny Law

April Fools Day is all fun and games until someone gets arrested.  As we celebrate the wackiest day of the year, we urge everyone to have fun, be safe, and learn from the mistakes of these shortsighted pranksters:   “Charlie … Continue reading

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Researching U.S. Supreme Court Justice Confirmation Hearings

From 1986: Judge Antonin Scalia confirmation hearing: Part 1 https://t.co/QFWs020t3W Part 2 https://t.co/BZSzhxqmyv pic.twitter.com/r0ukH9v1PH — CSPAN (@cspan) February 13, 2016   Article 2, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides that the President “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent … Continue reading

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Historical Dead-Letter Laws in Chicago

Did you that it was once (not so very long ago) illegal in the city of Chicago for a child to climb a tree?  Thanks to a poorly-drafted ordinance against “flagpole sitting,” this was the case.  How many of us … Continue reading

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Looking Back at Chicago-Kent Stories

As another year winds to a close, now is a good time to reflect on our accomplishments in 2015.  After Chicago-Kent celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2013, 2015 was the year for our parent institution, Illinois Institute of Technology, to … Continue reading

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