Last week the Buffalo Criminal Law Center, Buffalo Criminal Law Society, Black Law Students Association, and Latin American Law Students Association hosted the panel, “Figuring Out Ferguson: A Conversation on Race, Law Enforcement Authority, & Self Defense.” Professor Luis E. Chiesa chaired the panel and Professors Guyora Binder, Athena D. Mutua, and Anthony O’Rourke spoke. The Charles B. Sears Law Library created a resource guide for the books and video that were mentioned during the panel, as well as additional materials the speakers recommended for those interested in the topic.
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SUNY Buffalo Law Domestic Violence and International Women’s Rights Clinic is partnering with the Charles B. Sears Law Library to offer much needed supplies to Haven House, a local shelter for survivors of domestic violence.
What we need: Packages of new socks and underwear in all sizes (adult and children) for both men and women
Where can you donate: Donations can be dropped off at:
- the Law Library (box is to the immediate right when you enter the Law Library)
- the Clinic Office (room 507 O’Brian)
Thank you in advance for your generosity. Donations will be accepted until October 31.
Did you miss your favorite Law Library over the summer? Of course you did. While we’ve been pining away for your arrival on the first day of classes, we were also keeping busy. Here’s a quick recap of things that are new or have changed since you’ve been gone.
We have a new Student Services Team: Brian Detweiler and Peggy Lyons joined us over the summer break. Brian will be the Student Services Librarian and will develop and coordinate programs and services to enrich the law school experience. Peggy is staffing the Passport Services Office and will assist Brian with various projects.
We have a new scanner: Libraries across UB have gone green, replacing our photocopiers with scanners. The scanners will provide searchable-PDFs, Text-to-Voice, and other format options. They will also allow scans to be sent directly to the cloud, USB flash drives, or your email. If you have questions or a copy card with a balance still on it, please see a librarian.
We have amended Reference Hours: Reference librarians are still available Monday through Thursday, 9am–9pm; Friday and Saturday 9am–5pm; and by appointment. If you have reference questions on Sunday, please email email@example.com.
Other than that, it’s business as usual here at the Charles B. Sears Law Library. Welcome back and here’s to another great year!
Change is coming to all University at Buffalo Libraries—including the Law Library
On Monday, August 4, all public photocopiers and James reader/encoders will disappear from all of our Libraries. That same day, scanning will be our new and only way of doing business – it’s free and green! The scanners will provide searchable-PDFs, Text-to-Voice, and other format options. They will also allow scans to be sent directly to the cloud, USB flash drives, or your email.
If you have questions or a copy card with a remaining balance, please see a librarian. Non-UB affiliated patrons, please note that the copier card reader at the printer will be removed–please plan to make alternate arrangements for printing.
Please join the Charles B. Sears Law Library staff as we welcome Brian Detweiler and Peggy Lyons as the Student Services Team.
Brian is the law library’s Student Services Librarian. He holds a JD from Notre Dame Law School and an MLS from UB’s Library School. He has worked as an attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Rochester and, most recently, as the Faculty Services Librarian at St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio, TX. Brian will develop and coordinate programs and services to enrich the law school experience and transition into overseeing the Passport Office.
Peggy holds an MLS from UB and worked for UB’s Department of Visual Studies and, most recently, for the Department of Urology. Peggy will be staffing our Passport Services Office, will work on projects in partnership with the Student Services Librarian, and will work at the circulation desk.
Law Library hours have shifted to accommodate bar study programs. We are open Monday through Thursday from noon until 9:00 and Friday from noon until 5:00 through July 27. From July 28 through August 24 we will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00. Reference hours are 1:00 – 5:00 and by appointment.
If you are interested in a study carrel for bar study, the policy for carrels at the Law Library is the same in the summer as it is for the academic year—first come, first serve for law students. There is also an option to apply for a carrel in Lockwood. Lockwood study carrels are appointed for the entire summer. The application is now open and will close on May 25. Lockwood carrel assignments will be announced on May 27.
Oscar? Who cares about Oscar? Here at the Law Library, everything’s coming up Millie. That’s right. Millies season is upon us!
Named for our first director Mildred Miles, The Millies honor law and the people who uphold it in film. Over the course of the next two weeks, the choice is yours. Who had the best negotiation/mediation? Who had the best courtroom scene? Which law or pre-law student is the most promising? And, finally, who is the favorite lawyer?
Anyone may participate. Voting will open on Monday at 3pm and close Friday at noon. You will be able to access the ballot via the Law Library’s blog. Results will be revealed each Friday on the Law Library’s blog. If you find you don’t agree with the nominees for a category, never fear—there will be a write-in option for each category.
Millies season starts Monday. Stay tuned.
If you were like me, you tuned into the Lifetime movie Lizzie Borden Took an Ax this past weekend to find out whether or not grown up Wednesday Addams actually did it. Spoiler alert—Lifetime pretty much gives it away in the title. Don’t know much about Lizzie Borden? Accused of killing her father and stepmother with a combined 30 whacks—not 81 as the children’s rhyme would lead you to believe—from a hatchet, she was at the center of a sensationalist trial. The jury acquitted, but speculation remains to this day. Maybe it was the sister, or an illegitimate brother, or the angry maid.
If the movie—which used contemporary music against the 1892–93 events because why not?—left you wanting more, be sure to check out the titles available at the Law Library. From a collection of the prosecuting attorney’s letters, to conspiracy theories, to an analysis of women on trial in the United States, there’s a little something for everyone.