Library Tip: Study Break - Check out Library Exhibits!

January 12, 2015

Dear Students:

We are glad you enjoyed the study-break snacks your library staff provided last week in the Student Lounge. If you are looking for other study-break ideas, here’s one: library exhibits. The librarians enjoy pulling together exhibits of varying topics to highlight some of the neat items in our collection. Here’s what you’ll find today wandering through the library:

  • L3 Exhibit Case – Born that Way: An Exhibition of YLS Past and Present Student Authorship. Take a look at what your classmates and predecessors have written recently – and don’t forget about the short-story competition! Entries due Feb. 28. $500 gift certificate prize.
  • L3 Bookcases next to the Exhibit Case – The Power of Protest. In response to student activity and discussion surrounding recent events in our country, we’ve pulled together some relevant library materials including how to organize protests, first amendment rights, and historical movements. We’ve arranged theme according to four themes: Power of Protest, Civil Disobedience, First Amendment Freedoms, and Policing the Police. Feel free to check out any of the items you like.
  • L3 Entrance Bulletin Board – Students in the News. See what your classmates are up to!
  • L2 – Rare Books – Murder and Women in 19th Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library.  Mike Widener, our Rare Book Librarian, loves collecting pamphlets of American murder trials, which were all the sensation in the 19th c.
  • L1 – Foreign and International – Judges, Judging and Judicial Law-Making in International Law. Explore our expansive collection of international legal materials beginning with this fascinating look at the role of the judiciary in international law.
  • Elevator Bulletin Board – Notable Books from our Collection. Check out new books on the Middle East (L4), Criminal Law (L5), and Constitutional Law(L1).

Good luck with the last of your finals and papers. Don’t forget to Ask a Librarian for help, review old exams, and check out a study aid.

Warm regards,
Your Law Library

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