Lewis F. Powell Jr. apparently first met George H. W. Bush around 1974. That is when they began a correspondence that discussed domestic and world politics. National Security was a topic important to both of them, and that is borne out in their letters. They wrote of family and friends, as well.
They and their spouses remained friends after Bush became Vice President and President of the United States. They exchanged Christmas Cards. Even after Powell retired from the Supreme Court, the families stayed in touch through events like a 1991 visit to Camp David by the Supreme Court Justices, which included Retired Justices.
These two important figures of the last part of the 20th century shared a world view and a sense of America’s place in it. They also shared a sense of the importance of family, the significance of public service, and the primacy of country over party or self interest.
After a lengthy delay, the Powell Archives website has joined the Law Library and the Law School as a whole in migrating to the Ingeniux content management system. There are still links to reestablish and other cleanup to be done, but rest assured that returning users will find all of their favored content here.
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Join our librarians in Room 304 for quick, info-packed presentations on a range of useful topics – in just 15 minutes. No sign-up… Just show up!
Citators: Shepard’s, KeyCite & BCite
Thursday 10/25 at 11:30, Noon, or 12:30
Hosted by Prof. Franklin Runge
The first in a series: Join our librarians in Room 304 for quick, info-packed presentations on a range of useful topics – in just 15 minutes. No sign-up… Just show up!
Using Key Numbers and Headnotes
Friday 10/19 at 11:00, 11:30 or Noon
Hosted by Prof. Andrew Christensen
Our Lexis representative Sabrina Chester ’13L will host three Lunch and Learn sessions on Thursday, 10/18.
Come to Classroom C at any of the times below to learn about Lexis’ Shepard’s citator.
Food and 200 Lexis points provided. Sign up at https://bit.ly/2OZmGlK.
Learn the most efficient ways to find cases and statutes, use KeyCite to validate your research, and organize your work on Westlaw.
Special 45-minute sessions for 1Ls on Wednesday, October 10 in Classroom D:
Space is limited – click on any of the times above to sign up.
Hard to believe it’s already Fall Break — and for 1Ls, that means your first law school exams are just around the corner!
Whether you’re looking for a helpful guide for your outlining, or want a summary of doctrine and key cases to reinforce your in-class lectures and readings, the Law Library has study aids for your needs, on the subjects that mystify you the most.
Now freshly updated with new editions for first-semester classes, our online guide to 1L course supplements, Beyond the Text: Study Guides for First Year Classes, is the Law Library’s most popular resource for finding the best study aids: Torts, Criminal Law, Civ Pro, Contracts, even Legal Research and Legal Writing — they’re all in there.
The guide links out to selections from the vast West Academic Study Aids collection online (including Nutshells, Sum & Substance audio lectures, Gilbert summaries, and Legalines outlines), as well as highlights from the Law Library’s study guides in print, located in the Reserve Room across from the all-gender restroom on the third floor.
Check out the 1L Study Aid Guide now, and get a leg up on your exam prep!
Learn the basics you need for legal research with an introduction to Bloomberg Law.
Topics include AI-assisted case law and statutory research, 1L course guides, news resources, and more.
Choose a 30-minute session on Thursday, Sept. 20 in Classroom C:
- 10:30 am
- 11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
- 3:00 pm
Food and other goodies provided – email JButler@BloombergLaw.com to sign up.
The Law Library circulation desk will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018.