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Reminder- Late Summer Library Hours

the_clockNow that the NYS Bar Exam is over the library will be scaling back its hours till the beginning of the Fall school semester.

The BLS Library hours through Sunday, August 11th will be as follows –

Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 10:00pm

Sundays – 10:00am – 10:00pm

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


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Please Play Nicely!

Children_PlayingAn incident occurred in the library this past Saturday involving one our study rooms. A student was studying in a room on the second mezzanine and left to have lunch. When she returned to the study room, she found a note.
The note contained expletives and accused her of being a “(study)room stealing slime”. I am in possession of said note.

Now, I myself, find it hard to believe that someone apparently studying for the bar, would handle a situation like this, in such a childish and immature manner. Having said that, I realize that it’s hot, it’s humid and nerves are on edge. However, there is no need for name calling and F word usage.

So please, everyone, remember to be polite and courteous to your fellow students. I am sure if the student who was using the study room had been informed that said room had been reserved by another student in a polite way, the first student would have moved and found another study area.

Please play nicely!

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BLS LL.M Grad Authors Bilingual Antitrust Blog

Thibault Schrepel, a 2013 LL.M Graduate of Brooklyn Law School, has published the first Antitrust Letter, a new monthly series of articles written in both French and English.

According to Mr. Schrepel, each month’s article will analyze major changes within United States antitrust law and legal precedents, whilst contrasting and occasionally drawing parallels to European antitrust legal issues.

Antitrust Letter #1 discusses the DOJ v. Apple trial, calling it “one of the year’s biggest antitrust trials

Other topics in this issue include –

Framing the class action: American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant

Tesla and direct sell networks

Questioning “Pay-for-delay deals”: FTC v. Actavis

Patent-trolls hunting is open

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National Archives Launches Founders Online Website

ffThis free online tool brings together the papers of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in a single website that gives a first-hand account of the growth of democracy and the birth of the Republic.

Founders Online was created through a cooperative agreement between the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the grant-making arm of the National Archives, and The University of Virginia (UVA) Press.

In its initial phase, Founders Online contains nearly 120,000 fully searchable documents. When it is complete, it will include approximately 175,000 documents in this living monument to America’s Founding Era.

Check it out for historical gossip, intrigue, and political insights.

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Study Room Reservations & Library Hours for the Reading/Exam Period

studyroomDuring the reading and exam period, you must make a reservation to use a library study room. Mandatory study room reservations will begin on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8:00am; at that time all study rooms will be locked and you must go to the first floor circulation desk to charge out the key to the room at the time of your reservation. Please use the link to the study room reservations which may be found on the library homepage, under “Related Links.”

Study room policies:
• Study rooms are for the use of groups of two or more students.
• Study rooms may be reserved for the current day and two days ahead.
• Study rooms may be reserved for 30 minutes, one hour, two hours, three hours or four hours.
• Students are only permitted four hours of study room space per day per student.
• Instructions for making reservations and a list of rooms available are on the study room reservations page.

Library hours for the reading and exam period:
• Saturday, April 27 – Monday, May 13, 2013: 8:00am – 2:00am
• During the reading and exam period the circulation desk closes at 12Midnight.
• Tuesday, May 14th: 8:00am – 10:00pm

• Please limit all conversations in the library. Remember that your colleagues are studying too.
• There is no eating in the library. Please go to the student lounge or the dining hall for snacks and meals.
• Do not leave valuables unattended. If you step away from your study table or carrel, take anything of value to you with you.

Good luck on your exams and best wishes for a great summer!

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The Crea Room Reading Room Will Be Closed Friday

CaptureThe Library’s Crea Reading Room will be closed on Friday, April 12th, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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New Gender Jurisprudence Website

The Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project is a collaborative project between the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) and the Women and International Law Program (WILP) at American University Washington College of Law. Launched with support from the Open Society Institute’s International Women’s Program, the project aims to raise awareness of and encourage research and debate about the jurisprudence emerging from international and hybrid tribunals regarding sexual and gender-based violence committed during times of conflict, mass violence, or repression and to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of these crimes under international law.
The centerpiece of the website is the Gender Jurisprudence Collections (GJC), a powerful database containing more than 26,000 documents, including judgments, decisions, and orders issued by international/ized criminal courts and tribunals, and made easily searchable for issues relating to sexual and gender-based violence. Unlike online searches that can generate hundreds of irrelevant decisions, the GJC includes close to 1,700 documents that have been identified as containing gender issues and coded for key concepts, eliminating researchers’ need to sift through extraneous documents.

In addition to the GJC, the Project includes concise digests of select decisions and court documents highlighting key facts, allegations, and legal analyses dealing with sexual and gender-based violence, allowing researchers to quickly home in on content that is most significant.

The site also includes commentaries on select issues or cases critical to understanding developments in this area of the law by academics, practitioners, judges, prosecutors, and legal scholars with particular expertise in the investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence.

In addition, the site’s blog offers a dynamic space for the international law community to engage in honest, insightful, and grounded discussions of ideas, programs, data, laws, and policies about current feminist debates within the field of international criminal law.

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