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Book Review– The Cold War: Law, Lawyers, Spies and Crises

In the recent Academy Award-nominated movie, Bridge of Spies, Tom Hanks plays real-life James B. Donovan, an insurance lawyer who was appointed by the Brooklyn Bar Association to defend an accused Soviet spy, Rudolf Abel. In the movie, as in … Continue reading

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For the Lawyer Who Has Everything: A Gift List for Book-Loving Lawyers

For Christmas this year, all three of my nephews are getting books. Lots of books. (It’s okay, they are all under 2 years old and won’t be reading this.) This is what happens when your aunt is a librarian– you … Continue reading

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New Books Libguide

Our new library guide, New Books at The Jameson Law Library provides a new and improved way to present new books, book review resources, and student, staff, and faculty reading recommendations. This Libguide is so new that there are hardly … Continue reading

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If It’s Not Broken…

The new ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 5th edition, is a significant rewrite of ALWD citation rules. The new ALWD Guide retains ALWD’s  signature style with clear and plentiful examples, excellent visual cues, and plenty of white space. The new … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Law of Superheroes

The Law of Superheroes by James Daily and Ryan Davidson* Other than a few issues of Archie Comics when I was a kid, I have never been a reader of comic books, but the idea of this book intrigued me … Continue reading

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Book Review: Odds and Ends

A lot of books go across my desk.  Here are a few that I spent a little more time with. The Little Book of Cowboy Law by Cecil Kuhne (KF1730 .K84 2012) Even if you have never worn a pair … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Trial

Movie Review: The Trial (1962) Based on the novel by Franz Kafka Director: Orson Welles Cast: Anthony Perkins, Romy Schneider, Elsa Martinelli, Orson Welles The Trial opens with Joseph K, an everyman character, waking up at home. Two policemen come … Continue reading

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