The Supreme Court has posted audio and transcripts of today's hearing in United States v. Windsor (The Defense of Marriage Act case)
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March 27, 2013 · Jason Zarin
March 26, 2013 · Jason Zarin
The Supreme Court has posted audio and transcripts of today's hearing in Hollingsworth v. Perry (The Proposition 8 case).
March 01, 2013 · Jason Zarin
Professor Rosa Brooks has written an "unofficial" guide to getting a political job in the Obama administration in the latest issue of Foreign Policy. Of course, her tips on networking are important for obtaining a great job, whether you dream of working on 16th and Pennsylvania or 16th and K Street.
For more job-searching resources available in the Library, please consult the Library's Job-Searching Research Guide.
September 13, 2011 · Margaret Krause
September 17th is designated as Constitution Day according to 36 U.S.C. 106 and the Georgetown Law Library has put together an exhibit tracing the legislative origins of this celebration. You can stop by the Williams library atrium to see this display. Additionally, our Constitution Day Research Guide identifies treatises, journal articles and web sites for further study of the Constitution.
April 21, 2011 · Roger Skalbeck
The Friends of the Georgetown Law Library invites you to take a study break and attend the last screening for the spring semester of the library’s Law at the Movies series.
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Hart Auditorium
Screening: Legally Blonde (2001)
In this modern movie classic, Reese Witherspoon portrays Elle Woods who attends Harvard Law School for all the wrong reasons. As the movie progresses it provides comic insights about how law school can teach students to think like lawyers. The movie earned two Golden Globe nominations and won 6 awards.
After the screening we will host a discussion about the ethical, legal, and cultural issues in the film. The panel includes:
- Marylin Raisch, Georgetown Adjunct Faculty and Associate Law Librarian for International and Foreign Law.
- Kumar Jayasuriya, Georgetown Adjunct Faculty and Associate Law Librarian for Patron Services.
For further readings about the legal implication of the films please see the following articles written by Professor Menkel-Meadow.
“West Meets East in Legally Blonde,” Picturing Justice: The On-Line Journal of Law & Popular Culture, http://usf.usfca.edu/pj//blonde_menkel.htm (Posted August 31, 2001).
“Ms. Wood Goes to Washington: But Is She As Virtuous as Mr. Smith?” Review of Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, Picturing Justice: The On-Line Journal of Law & Popular Culture, http://usf.usfca.edu/pj//blonde2_meadow.htm (Posted July 28, 2003).
To learn more about the Friends of the Georgetown Law Library and to consider becoming a member, please look at the Friends of the Library website: http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/friends/
March 31, 2011 · Todd Venie
OyezToday is free and available in the iTunes App Store. Apps for the iPad and Android phones are forthcoming. For more information, see the press release from Chicago-Kent or the preview of OyezToday from Apple.
March 23, 2011 · Roger Skalbeck
Now in its 24th year, the annual Home Court basketball game pits Georgetown Law faculty against Members of Congress to raise money to benefit the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. This year's event takes place on March 30 at Trinity Washington University. Full details are on the Home Court website. To help celebrate and honor this important event, Georgetown Law Library has created a gallery of photographs from past Home Court events, taken from the Law Center Archives. In the photos, you'll find images of competitions from 1990 through 1994, including some related events. View the Gallery of Home Court Photos 1990 – 1994.
January 04, 2011 · Margaret Krause
Other resources which are following the new members of Congress, include the:
August 27, 2010 · Sara Sampson
TBD (available for iPhone | Android) is an aggregator for local news, weather, commute info, and sports. Use the Metrorail section to check on the service status of your line before you board, and then the station list to see when the next train will arrive. The traffic area will warn you about delays on many of the major DC, Virginia, and Maryland roads.
OpenTable (available for BlackBerry |Android |iPhone) allows you to find a nearby restaurant and book a table instantly.
The DC government has a page devoted to DC-related apps. It includes apps that will help you find out where to park before you go, a wi-fi hot spot map, and a crime mapping tool.
Congress (available for Android) has recent votes, nominations, bills, and laws as well as detailed info about legislators such as their voting records, sponsored bills, and committee assignments. Congress+ is a similar app for the iPhone, but will cost you $4.99.
Want to suggest your favorite DC app? Email us.