Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Who Says the Law Isn't Funny?

Check out these cases for a chuckle, and practice your online retrieval skills at the same time:

"Once upon a time, in lands far, far away, lived strange but cuddly creatures that became involved in a struggle for identity." Selmon v. Hasbro Bradley, Inc., 669 F.Supp. 1267 (S.D.N.Y.,1987).

The farting doll case: JCW Investments v Novelty, Inc. Inc., 482 F 3d 910 (7th Circ 2007).

"Who you gonna call?" Stambovsky v. Ackley, 169 A.D.2d 254, 572 N.Y.S.2d 672 (N.Y.A.D.,1991).

U. S. ex rel. Mayo v. Satan and his Staff, 54 F.R.D. 282 (1971).

Friday, April 25, 2008

May Construction Scheduled

To install the two unisex restrooms on the floor above the plaza level, plumbing must be installed this summer.
On Monday, May 5th, the ceiling panels in the back law library staff offices and meeting area will be removed. This should not affect library patrons, as most construction is to take place after hours.
On Monday, May 12th, the plaza level computer lab, Room P-90, will be reconfigured. Five computers will be moved out, and a temporary wall installed, creating a smaller lab. A number of computers and printers will remain, but we anticipate sending overflow lab patrons to the 4th floor computer labs, or to the law library basement computer lab, in room B-4.
The ceiling in the plaza level lab will be removed, and the plumbing installed. The plaza computer lab will return to its original configuration by the end of the year.

Lots of Changes in Store - SOON

The much-anticipated law library expansion is scheduled to take place this year in two major parts, and several minor ones.
From May until the end of October, the first floor, directly above the law library's plaza level, is being emptied and will be refitted to law library needs. When the first floor is open for business in early November, there will be a 100-seat reading room, circulation desk, reference desk, and law library staff offices. There will also be two unisex restrooms, near where the service elevator is located, at the Jessie Street end of the library.
From November 1 until New Year's Eve, the plaza level will be redone. Staff offices will be replaced with about 70 student carrels. Some new shelving will be added, existing shelving will be anchored and expanded, and the carpet replaced. During the plaza level redo, only the first floor and the basement of the law library will be open -- the plaza level will be completely sealed off, to prevent dust from spreading.

Harvard Research in International Law

The Harvard Research in International Law is now available through Hein Online. Go here: http://www.ggu.edu/lawlibrary/virtual and click on "Hein Online" for immediate access.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lots of Changes in Store!

We’re sure you are aware that the Jesse Street building reconstruction is complete. The offices above the law library on the first floor have moved to their new location in the Jesse Street building. The renovation of the first floor has begun! The heavy work—drilling, pounding, hammering, pounding, and more pounding is mostly scheduled for the night shift so there should be minimal disturbance during law library hours.

We are very excited about the new space. The main entrance to the law library will move to the first floor and we are sure you will be delighted with the new light and airy reading room and reference area. We expect to open the first floor expansion the first week of November. Once that phase is complete, the Plaza level will then be renovated to upgrade the study space and add additional study carrels.

Welcome to Our New Blog!

The law library has retired our paper/.pdf newsletter, Notes From the Underground, and has joined the 21st century blogging world. Our blog is currently “read only” and we hope to keep students and faculty up to date on events in a timely fashion as we enter the next phase of the library renovation and expansion.