10 “1L” GSU Law Library Resources

June 23, 2014
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by: Darlene Childers For newly admitted law students, the summer before classes begin can be overwhelming with questions regarding books, schedules, professors, etc… So, if you are looking for a few introductory resources to answer “What should I expect my 1L year?”, the GSU Law Library is a great place to start: One L 1L […]

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A Landmark Day for Civil Rights

June 19, 2014
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President Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger stood on the balcony of a house in Galveston, Texas, and read out the text of General Order No. 3, informing the people of Texas of the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation. Annual celebration of Juneteenth (a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”) began the next year; although celebration of […]

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Avoiding Jury Duty Has Costs

June 17, 2014
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by Flickr user Robert Couse-Baker

When Tina Keller asked her boyfriend to complete and return her jury summons form, she didn’t expect his responses would lead to a citation for contempt.  But when he submitted the form, filled with “intentionally disrespectful” responses, they both found themselves in court answering to a judge.  While most people probably wouldn’t answer their call for jury duty with […]

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LawJam 2014

June 13, 2014
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By Darlene Childers   Three judges, seven bands, and over 1,000 lawyers, sponsors, and guests showed up to Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on Saturday, June 7, 2014 ready to rock ‘n roll. And did they ever. For LawJam 2014. What is LawJam? It is a battle of the bands, all of which are composed of at least […]

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An Infringement on Liberty – NBA v. Sterling

June 4, 2014
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Does the National Basketball Association (“NBA”) have the power to force the owner of Los Angeles Clippers (Donald Sterling) to sell his team after he made some racist remarks in a private conversation that was leaked to the public? [Story] Right to Privacy? Sterling first asserts that under Cal Pen Code § 632 that the […]

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Research Plan

June 2, 2014
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Plans are apart of life. Even those who like to live spontaneously make some plans. Law students definitely plan the courses they will take during law school, tourists hopefully plan what to see on their summer trip, and teachers always plan the topics they will discuss in class. Plans also come in handy when conducting legal […]

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Just Go.

May 29, 2014
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It’s summer. The days are long, and the nights are cool(er). Take some time to enjoy yourself. Do something out of the ordinary. Try new food. Explore a new part of town. Drive all night and see the sun rise on the beach. Again, it’s summer. It doesn’t have to be all about Con Law, […]

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