Author Archives: Tom Gaylord

Faculty and Staff’s Favorite Banned Books: Part 3

Elizabeth De Armond, Professor of Legal Research & Writing, wrote: Although I wouldn’t say The Hunger Games was an all-time favorite, I thought it was a wonderful book – a top example of kid-lit – and was somewhat astonished to … Continue reading

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Faculty’s Favorite Banned Books: Part 1

We asked faculty and staff of the law school to write to us about their favorite banned book. To give them some ideas we included a list of classic novels that were banned at one time or another:  Three members … Continue reading

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Welcome to Banned Books Week!

This week the Library’s blog posts will be devoted to the freedom to read as we celebrate all types of literary work during Banned Books Week, which begins today. The American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom established this annual … Continue reading

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New Students (and Old Ones, too): Take Advantage of the Library’s Access to the New York Times

Welcome, incoming Chicago-Kent 1Ls (and welcome back, returning students).  If you’d like free access to the New York Times (and who wouldn’t?), take advantage of the Chicago-Kent Law Library’s subscription. The process is simple: To access the library’s subscription, first create an account using … Continue reading

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Citing to Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and WestlawNext Using ALWD & Bluebook

A recurring issue we’ve seen at the reference desk is a student who wants to use ALWD or the Bluebook to cite to a resource located in Bloomberg Law (BLaw), Lexis Advance (LA) or WestlawNext (WLN).  The reason this has become a … Continue reading

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50 Years After Conquering America: The Beatles and the Law

Do you know the best known legal cases involving the Beatles? A look back at trademark claims, copyright infringement, and record-breaking divorce settlements. Continue reading

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Follow the Final Month of the Supreme Court’s October Term 2012

As we enter June, we also enter the final month, for all intents and purposes, of October Term 2012 (OT 2012) of the Supreme Court (I say “for all intents and purposes” because although the Court’s Term will not actually … Continue reading

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What Can the Library Do for You at the End of the School Year?

Just because the school year is winding down, it doesn’t mean that the Library has become merely a study hall. Don’t forget about Library resources that can put you ahead, settle your nerves, or prepare you for your summer job. … Continue reading

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Fun with Old Treatises: Webb on Elevators

Browsing the shelves the other day, looking for something completely unrelated, I stumbled across a 1905 treatise (its second revised edition) written by a St. Louis attorney named J. A. Webb titled The Law of Passenger and Freight Elevators (or, more … Continue reading

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Day 1 of Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

Today, March 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the first of two cases pending before the Court dealing with the issue of same-sex marriage.  Today’s case, Hollingsworth v. Perry (No. 12-144), deals with the constitutionality … Continue reading

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