This is a friendly reminder that there is a new self-service scanner available in the Law Library's Reading Room for students. Please do not use the mailroom Xerox, especially during exam period.
Now that the self-service scanner is available for students to use, the Law Resource Center will no longer provide this service.
In commemoration of the 156th anniversary of the birth of Louis D. Brandeis, law librarian Kurt Metzmeier, has donated a rare first edition copy of Brandeis’ famous 1914 best-seller Other People’s Money to the law library. While the law library has other copies of this work, including one once owned by Brandeis himself, the donated version is particularly rare because it still has the original dust-jacket.
“In years of book collecting,” Metzmeier notes, “I have only seen one copy of this work that still had its simple utilitarian dust-jacket—and this is it.”
Dust jackets in this era were often discarded so they always add to the monetary value of a rare book, but their greatest value is the historical feeling of seeing them as they first appeared in book stores.
“I was especially excited to pursue and purchase this book and I think our visitors will also enjoy seeing it.”
Everyone deserves a birthday present, even Louis Brandeis.
Recent improvements to the law library include the installation of new carpet tiles in the Reading Room and rubber tiles in the stairwell.
New computers and a CanoScan LiDE210 have been installed in the Reading Room as well. The scanner is a free and easy to use alternative to the Xerox copy machines. Scanned images and documents can be stored on a USB thumb drive or attached to email messages.
More photos have been posted on the Law Library's Facebook page.
On Monday, November 5, contractors will begin re-carpeting the reading room, the stairs, and part of the new addition on the main floor of the library. Work will continue on Tuesday the 6th, when the law school is closed for election day, and is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday the 7th. The library will remain open on Monday and Wednesday, but traffic may be directed into the library through alternative entrances.
Each copy currently on display is available for check out. Similar items can be found by browsing the contents of the bookshelves labeled KF 281-283 in the treatise section on the library's lower level.
From the publisher: Kentucky Legal Research has been written to help beginning legal researchers develop an understanding of basic skills and techniques for finding Kentucky and federal law, and to provide experienced researchers with a convenient, comprehensive reference guide to Kentucky legal resources.
Kentucky Legal Research can be used as a textbook for teaching both first-year and advanced legal research courses, and in paralegal instruction. It is written in clear language with a process-oriented approach designed to make complex procedures accessible to readers. The first chapter discusses the research process and the rudiments of legal analysis. Following chapters discuss the state constitution, researching judicial opinions in law reporters, statutory research, finding the legislative history of statutes, and administrative law. The book concludes with chapters on court rules, updating with citators, secondary sources, and online legal research. There is an appendix that briefly discusses legal citation under Kentucky rules and customs, the Bluebook, and the ALWD manual.
For more information, or to order the book,
please visit the Carolina Academic Press.
Each copy currently on display is available for check out. Similar items can be found by browsing the contents of the bookshelves labeled KF 294 - KF 366 in the treatise section on the library's lower level.
The UofL Women's Center will present the sixth annual Kentucky Women's Book Festival, Saturday, May 19 (the 3rd Saturday in May) at Ekstrom Library. This event brings together Kentucky women writers and their readers.
Law school alumnae Tori Murden McClure, '95, Spalding University President and author of A Pearl in the Storm, will deliver the Opening Session at 10 AM.
Mary Ann Taylor-Hall will present the luncheon keynote, “A Very Odd Way To Spend a Life”, and Kentucky's Poet Laureate, Maureen Morehead, will present the closing session.
Additional presenters include:
- Sara Havens, author of The Bar Belle – "I Want to Write A Book: The Benefits and Challenges of Self-Publishing"
- Nancy Jensen, author of The Sisters – “Researching the Ordinary in Extraordinary Ways”
- Deanna O’Daniel – author of Kiss Your Elbow, a Kentucky memoir
- Kiki Petrosino – Poet and Creative Writing scholar at UofL
- Sharon Receveur – “Bookmaking, a Thoughtful Process”
- Glynis Ridley – “The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Biography of the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe”
- Julie Wade – “Shifting the Gaze: from the Retrospective Memoir to the Coming of Age Narrative”
This year, one lucky festival attendee will win a free Kindle!
If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Virginia Mattingly immediately.