Law Center students may now use eduroam for WiFi access when studying at other universities. Eduroam is a secure worldwide wireless access service that enables students, faculty, and staff to use their home institution’s credentials to connect to the Internet from any participating institution. See the eduroam website for more information.
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Congratulations Georgetown University Law Center Class of 2017!!!
Have a GREAT graduation weekend!
You may notice a change in the way you access some of the ebooks in the law library catalog. If you access an ebook record and see something unexpected, try the following:
- If you click an ebook link and are taken to “eBook Library (EBL) – Law,” note the User Name and Password, and click the “Go” button. Sign in with that same user name and password, or click “JoinEbook Central” to create your own. Then search for the book to access the ebook record. Please remember to Sign Out of the database when you are done.
- If you click an ebook link and are taken to a Georgetown login page, log in with your NetID and password, and then follow the directions in #1 above.
- If you click an ebook link and get a “Runtime Error,” try searching instead in the main campus library catalog. If the ebook is not available via the main campus, try the law catalog again on Monday, when we hope to have the problem corrected.
If you have questions over the weekend, please contact the Circulation Desk at Williams (202-662-9131) or Wolff (202-662-4194). See hours of operation here.
Georgetown’s LAWA Featured in March “Washington Lawyer”
Georgetown’s Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellowship Program (LAWA) is featured in the March 2017 Women’s History Month issue of the Washington Lawyer. The article appears on pages 36-37 of the issue, and features writeups on each of the current fellows.
New York City’s Soda Ban
If you are interested in New York City’s much-discussed plan to block the sale of large sugary drinks by restaurants and other establishments, make sure to read Georgetown Law Professor Lawrence Gostin’s March 13th CNN opinion piece Banning Large Sodas is Legal and Smart
For more on the background of the ban, check out NYC’s Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Sugary Drinks web site, which includes links to selected relevant documents, and the Wall Street Journal Law Blog’s A Legal Guide to the Soda Ban Ruling, a short explanation with links to New York State Supreme Court documents, including the March 11 ruling.
Thirsty for more? Learn about researching the laws of New York City from the City of New York section of our New York Research-in-Depth Guide.
Book Giveaway for Georgetown Law Community
Beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2012, the Law Library will give away older editions of casebooks and study aids, as well as treatises and other materials. The marked giveaway shelf is located in Williams Library in the Loewinger Lounge area of the Reading Room. The selection of materials will be replenished on a regular basis, and all Georgetown Law students, faculty and staff are welcome to come and help themselves.
The Best Books of 2008–Available at Georgetown Law Library!
You don’t have to go to Border’s or Barnes & Noble to find the most popular books of the past year. Check out these titles, named in the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2008, the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2008, Library Journal Best Books 2008, or Choice Reviews Outstanding Academic Titles, 2008, available for you with a swipe of your GoCard!
- Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency
- The Boat
- Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen
- The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight Over Presidential Power (make sure to read about the roles played by Georgetown Law Faculty and Students)
- Darfur’s Sorrow: A History of Destruction and Genocide
- The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals
- Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution, and How It Can Renew America
- The Innocence Commission: Preventing Wrongful Convictions and Restoring the Criminal Justice System
- iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era
- My Guántanamo Diary: The Detainees and the Stories They Told
- Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
- Over a Barrel: The Costs of U.S. Foreign Oil Dependence
- The Post-American World
- This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
- The Subprime Solution: How Today’s Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do about It
More to come!
Happy 100th Birthday, Thurgood!
Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s 100th birthday is today, July 2, 2008.
These books are available (some electronically) to help you celebrate:
- Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1936-1961 (1994)
- Making Constitutional Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991 (1997)
- Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (2008)
- Against the Death Penalty: The Relentless Dissents of Justice Brennan and Marshall (1996)
- Thurgood Marshall: Champion of Civil Rights (1993)
- Dream Makers, Dream Breakers: The World of Justice Thurgood Marshall (1993)
- Justices William J. Brennan, Jr. and Thurgood Marshall on Capital Punishment: Its Constitutionality, Morality, Deterrent Effect, and Interpretation by the Court (1997)
Who Do You Consider a Living Legend? Tell NPR.
NPR is looking for suggestions for its upcoming living legends series. Submit a name at the News & Views web site if there is someone you would like to see interviewed or profiled.
Juneteenth–Black Independence Day
June 19th is celebrated as Black Independence Day–the day that Black residents of Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom in 1865. The day has come to be known as Juneteenth, and is celebrated throughout the United States.
The Root, Henry Louis Gates’ web site, has a good Primer on Black Independence Day. You can also come to the library and check out and read Ralph Ellison’s novel, Juneteenth.
You might also find the following titles interesting–they approach the issues of slavery and freedom from unique perspectives: Rebels, Reformers, & Revolutionaries: Collected Essays and Second Thoughts; Wounds of Returning: Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation; and Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America. These are just some of the many resources our library offers on slavery and emancipation. Find more using GULLiver.