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For the second time in a week, the Gerber Glass Law Center has been visited by some unlikely nocturnal “students” — bats.  Nicknamed Batman and Robin, the first bat was found Friday night by Security roosting in the Gerber Glass third floor study area just outside the computer lab.  The second, however, was found today […]

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Earl Warren Dressed Up for Winter

This winter Earl Warren is buried in snow, so the Earl Warren decorating committee (Alyson Carney, Lucie Olejnikova, and guest student member Alison Kaplan ’13) selected a snowman theme. See the photos of Pace Law Library decked out for the holidays on our Facebook page. Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, and a happy, healthy, and […]

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Halloween With Earl Warren

It was a wonderful Halloween! If you did not have a chance to stop by the library and see it for yourself, here is Earl’s newest outfit. For additional pictures, check out his photo album on the Pace Law Library Facebook page.

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Welcome to our new and returning students. The Law Library owns a copy of a pencil sketch of the late Chief Justice Earl Warren, and it has become a Library tradition to decorate Chief Justice Warren for various occasions and holidays.  This year for orientation the Earl Warren Decorating Committee (Lucie Olejnikova and Alyson Carney) […]

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Pace Law Library owns a copy of a pencil sketch of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren.  Marie Newman, our director, was surprised to see the original 1955 drawing, by Miriam Troop, when she visited the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery several years ago.  Reference librarian Margaret Moreland wrote a wonderful tribute to Chief […]

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March 25 is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City. 146 people, most of them women and some as young as 15, died in the fire. Young women garment workers, unable to open the fire doors because they were locked and beyond the reach of the fire department’s ladders, […]

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NY Public Health Legal Manual

This manual, from the NY Unified Court System and the NYSBA in collaboration with the NY Dept. of Health and NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene,  is written to assist lawyers, judges, and public health officials in handling public health disasters and emergencies. From the introduction by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman:  The major actors in any public […]

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Superheroes and the Law

If it is impossible to kill Superman or Wolverine, does trying to do so constitute a crime?  How does the Second Amendment apply to superheroes?  Can RICO be used to prosecute the Legion of Doom?  Are mutants a protected class? Who foots the bill when a hero damages property while fighting a villain? What happens legally […]

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Sexting – a word that is becoming part of our vocabulary; a behavior most common among teenagers; a growing phenomena.  But what exactly is sexting?  Oxford Dictionary online does not have a readily available definition yet, so I turned to online Wikipedia. Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile […]

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The American Library Association (ALA) released the 2009 Legislative Scorecards. The Legislative Scorecard outlines votes and support of legislation that is important to and has an impact on the library community. Use this scorecard as a tool to gauge your elected officials’ support of library related legislation. The House and Senate Legislative Scorecards are both […]

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