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Don’t close the state’s law library

News Tribune – “The Washington State Law Library will close its doors if the state Senate budget for 2011-2013 becomes law. This should concern citizens because the law library is used by many people who are not lawyers but need to research legal issues affecting their lives.”

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Yale Law School Library Lending Out Therapy Dog for Stressed-Out Students

NY Mag – “Last fall, the blog Above the Law caught wind of a jokey stunt going on at the Yale Law School Library. In addition to checking out books, students at the top-ranked graduate school could also, it seemed, check out “Monty” (full name General Montgomery), a border terrier mix. The dog would be available to play with students for 30-minute intervals, according to the library catalogue listing. But shortly after ATL discovered this adorable opportunity, the school said that it was just a gag, and that you couldn’t really check out the pooch.”

And yet now, according to a memo to students, Monty is back in circulation.”

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Indicted former law student starts own legal chapter

The Lantern – “The Moritz law student indicted last week for allegedly stealing almost $35,000 worth of library books and selling them on Amazon.com has cooperated in the case, prompting OSU’s lead investigator to predict a conviction. Christopher Brian Valdes, who was a second-year law student when OSU Police charged him with theft in October 2010, stole 387 books from the law library in Drinko Hall, said OSU Police Detective Peter Dragonette, who is the lead investigator of the case. “I am unable to discuss any details regarding the case,” Valdes said in an e-mail to The Lantern. “I wish my reply could be of more assistance.”

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Tight funding affects some Texas law libraries

AP – “The writing is on the wall. “The time is coming when there won’t be anything but computers in libraries,” Bexar County Law Library administrator Jimmy Allison said last week. In the meantime, local lawyers, judges, prosecutors, jail inmates and members of the public working on their own civil lawsuits continue to rely on printed law books and supplements in the county-operated law libraries in the Bexar County Courthouse, Adult Detention Center and district attorney’s office.”

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Brooklyn Law library had students there when Diesel shot racy pics

NYPOST.com – “Fashion photographers swarmed into the Brooklyn Law School library for a racy photo shoot in the middle of the day as stunned students preparing for tests stared in disbelief — and then stormed out, a crew member told The Post. A handful of students were cracking the books during spring break when the Diesel crew of about 50 people turned up last March and took over the building for a steamy shoot consisting of near-naked models writhing among the bookshelves and on library tables.”

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Brooklyn Law School officials kept in dark for months over Diesel ad

NYPOST – “The Brooklyn Law School events director who sat idly by during a racy Diesel photo shoot in the library last spring never told administrators about the parade of panty-clad beauties who suggestively rubbed against their legal briefs, The Post has learned. They didn’t find out until eight months after the shoot, when shocked students started seeing the sexy photos on the clothing company’s Web site.”

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The new legal aid: Do it yourself

Star Tribune – “In bad economic times, public law libraries boom with visitors needing legal advice. Do-it-yourself legal work has become the way, from bankruptcy filings to fighting an eviction.”

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Three CT Law Libraries Close Due To Budget Cuts

Capitol Watch Blog – “The Judicial Branch closed law libraries in Norwich, Milford and Willimantic April 1 because of budget cuts. Closing the libraries saves the state $289,000, the branch says, adding that there were no layoffs. Staff members were relocated to the state’s 13 remaining law libraries. If finances do not improve, the branch says it will close three more libraries in Hartford, Bridgeport and Litchfield this summer. Juvenile courthouses in Norwalk and Willimantic would close on or about July 1, and the Superior Court in Bristol would close Jan. 1, 2011.”

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Law Library Fellow Brings New Blood to Brooklyn Court

Brooklyn Eagle – “The historic Brooklyn Supreme Court Law Library is flourishing, thanks to a fellowship program that’s bringing new blood to the stacks. The staff of the Law Library recently welcomed their first Nathan R. Sobel Kings County Supreme Court Law Library Fellow, Bacilio Mendez, an enthusiastic grad student from Pratt.”

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Law Libraries Spurn Sizable Publisher Sponsorship

Library Journal – “Thomson-West, the staple supplier of resources for law librarians, for the first time in recent memory wasn’t a gold sponsor ($75,000+) at the recent American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting, July 10-13, in Denver.”

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