Appraising Our Past, Charting Our Future
PAST AND FUTURE EXHIBITS
Library Exhibits Committee is inaugurating the library display area with its first installation, "Lawyers in Popular Fiction." The exhibit provides a look at how the profession has been portrayed over the years, from Canterbury Tales to legal thrillers. Shakespeare's Dick the Butcher wanted to kill all the lawyers, and some authors since may have shared the sentiment, but more than a few writers of today have made careers keeping them alive to solve the latest baffling crime. "Lawyers in Popular Fiction" will be on display in the Dolliver Reading Room on the fourth floor of the library through October 6.
A new exhibit, "Gems of the Seattle University Law Library," now occupies the display cases in the Dolliver Reading Room on the fourth floor of the library. The volumes on exhibit tell a story about a famous British case, or describe an incident that shaped U.S. history. Some of the books on display played an important role in the development of international law while others were antecedents to the research tools we now take for granted. Satisfy your curiosity. Come view the exhibit "Gems of the Seattle University Law Library" which will remain on view through December.
A new display has been installed in the fourth-floor display case. The display highlights the law of Islam and the library's materials on this increasingly important subject. Pictorial materials, newspaper articles and explanatory text are also included to provide a brief overview of the sources and current impact of Islamic law.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Seattle University Law Library has created five commemorative exhibits:
2004-2005 (in conjunction with New Family Law: Legal Implications of Same-Sex Marriage CLE and the National Symposium on the Socio-Legal Implications of Same-Sex Marriage)
This timely multi-case display addresses many aspects of election law, including the constitutional foundations of election laws and related amendments, the rules of campaign financing, as well as local Washington State election laws. Not only does this exhibit contain images and text highlighting famous presidential elections, but also contains several unique pieces of realia: two bags of chads from the 2000 presidential election and two sample primary ballots from the locally controversial 2004 Washington State primary.
Coming in 2005
Coming in 2006