New exhibit

THEO enhancements

Walkover Collection

Veteran's Day hours

Thanksgiving hours

New and notable


Missing books

Previous issues

Walkover Collection rededication

Friends and family gathered in the library on November 9th to rededicate the collection named for popular law school professor and associate dean Andrew Walkover, who died of cancer in 1988. The collection was created by Andy's family and friends, who decided that the best way to keep his spirit alive in the law school was to provide a selection of books that he would have liked and recommended to people. Recently, a committee was created to select new material on an ongoing basis to keep the collection alive and growing.

Come see the collection some time, located just inside the library doors. Take a break, have a seat, and crack a book. There's something for everyone.

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Veteran's Day Holiday hours, Friday, Nov. 10

Reading rooms, 7:00am-midnight

Circulation, 8am-8pm

Computer Lab, 8am-8pm

The Reference Desk will be closed

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Thanksgiving Holiday hours

Wed., Nov. 22:
Reading rooms, 7am-midnight
Circulation and Computer Lab, 8am-6pm
Reference, 8am-4:30pm

Thurs., Nov. 23:

Fri., Nov. 24:
Reading rooms, Circulation, and Computer Lab, 8am-5pm
Reference will be closed

Sat., Nov. 25:
Reading rooms, 7am-midnight
Circulation, 11am-8pm
Computer Lab, 10am-8pm
Reference will be closed

Sun., Nov. 26:
Reading rooms, 7am-midnight
Circulation, 11am-8pm
Computer Lab, 10am-midnight
Reference, 1pm-5pm

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Previous issues

September 2000

October 2000

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What's new in the Law Library . . . 


 November 2000

New exhibit devoted to Prof. McGee

The library is kicking off an exhibit series devoted to faculty interests and accomplishments with a display devoted to Professor Henry McGee. Some milestones in Professor McGee's career so far reflected in the exhibit include his work with the Committee for Legal Assistance in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, his support of the Black Law Journal at UCLA, a Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Madrid in 1982, a semester as visiting senior lecturer on international environmental law at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa, in Spring of 1999, and his service last summer as legal advisor to the Samoan delegation to the International Criminal Court Preparatory Conference at the United Nations. Professor McGee is also an accomplished violinist currently playing with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra. Come see the milestones and mementos in the library exhibit area in the 4th floor Dolliver Reading Room.

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 New enhancements to THEO

New functionality has been added to THEO and some of the databases accessible through it:

  • LegalTrac and Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (ILP) are now accessible from off campus through the "Databases" pull-down menu on THEO. You will be prompted for your Seattle University e-mail logon and password.
  • The export function was added to THEO last summer, and has proven to be quite useful for compiling bibliographies. When looking at search results, you are now able to "check" boxes next to records you want, click on the "Save Marked Records" button, then select "Export Saved List" to download, e-mail, or print only the records you have chosen.
  • An electronic Interlibrary Loan (ILL) form is now available through the "Library Information" pull-down menu on THEO. Be sure to read instructions carefully before submitting the form to ensure that your request reaches us.

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"New and Notable" library materials

Check out the New and Notable page to see new resources we think might be of particular interest to our users. The page includes synopses, information on the authors, and links to available reviews of the titles shown above.

For all of our recent acquisitions, see the New Bookshelf page.

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Site checking

Some websites of interest:

Disability Etiquette Handbook <>
One of the suggestions offered at the Law School's afternoon session on Mission Day was for diversity training. This site, produced by the City of San Antonio, Texas Planning Department, provides insight for those who might be working with a person who has a disability for the first time. Sections address proper etiquette in various situations, reasonable accomodation, a list of "do and don'ts," and a glossary of accepted terminology that demonstrates, among other things, the semantic difference between "handicap" and "disability."

Governments on the WWW <>
If you ever need to find websites on Burundi or Andorra in a hurry, bookmark this page. For a list of IGOs, go to Northwestern University Library's International Governmental Organizations <>. <>
If you need a good laugh, visit this searchable database of classic cartoons from the New Yorker. A keyword search of "lawyer" brings up 253 cartoons, whereas "criminal" only brings up 32.

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Missing books

Have you seen these books? These are missing volumes for which we have looseleaf filing, supplements, and pocket parts. We encourage the law school community to return any of these materials to the Circulation Desk so that they may be updated and so that we do not have to purchase expensive replacement copies.

Title Volume Missing
ALR Digest Volume 2A
ALR4th Volumes 44 & 74
ALR5th Volume 21
American Jurisprudence Legal Forms 2d Volumes 4, 5A, 7A, 7B, 9B, 11A, 11B, 15A, 15B
Applying GAAP and GAAS Volume 1
Bennett’s Guide to Jury Selection and Trial Dynamics Main Volume
Causes of Action Volume 11
Courtroom Criminal Evidence Volumes1 & 2
Current Legal Forms with Tax Analysis Volumes 26 & 27
Emotional Injuries Law and Practice Main Volume
International Litigation: A Guide to Jurisdiction, Practice, and Strategy Main Volume
Laws of Puerto Rico Title 31 (Sections 2991-4143) & Title 32
Liability of Corporate Officers and Directors Volumes 1 & 2
Manual on Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights Actions Volumes 1 & 2
Nichols Cyclopedia of Legal Forms Annotated Volumes 1, 1B, & 8
The Washington State Environmental Policy Act Copy 6
Uniform Laws Annotated Volume 7A Part II & Volume 9B
United States Code Service Volume 19 Customs Duties, Sections 1551-2100

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Newsletter compiled by Suzanne Harvey and Brendan Starkey.

Questions? Comments? Please contact Brendan Starkey, editor.