Pritzker Legal Research Center Closed for Memorial Day

The Pritzker Legal Research Center will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. It will reopen at 9:00am on Tuesday, May 30.

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May 2017 New Library Resources

We have added over 340 new titles in the past month. Have a look at the list of latest additions at: https://www.law.northwestern.edu/library/secure/collections/newacquisitions/.

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Throwback Thursday: A Forgotten Tune

“We’ll See Them Through” by John Henry Wigmore

On April 20, the Pritzker Legal Research Center launched its spring exhibit, We’ll See Them Through: Northwestern Prtizker School of Law in the World War I Era. The title is taken from former dean John Henry Wigmore’s 1917 score “We’ll See Them Through,” which was intended to bring support to those in the World War I training camps.

Wigmore—law professor, evidence expert, and sometimes musical composter—drafted the lyrics and music, and John Philip Sousa, who wrote “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” adapted it for army bands. Wigmore himself financed the song’s distribution, and it was met with mixed reviews.

However, until last week, the song itself remained a bit of a mystery. While we had the score, we certainly did not have a piano (let alone a band!) to play it for us. However, thanks to a presentation by Andrew Bullen of the Illinois State Library, we were able to use a program called SharpEye to generate the audio. This may be the first time in nearly 100 years that this song has been heard.

You can find the lyrics to “We’ll See Them Through”—and see the rest of the exhibit—at sites.northwestern.edu/plrcwwi.

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Pritzker Legal Research Center Student Library Assistant Positions Available

The Pritzker Legal Research Center is looking for reliable law students to work at its circulation desk this summer, Monday through Thursday evenings, and on evenings and weekends during the 2017-18 academic year.

Preferred qualifications: experience working in academic libraries; ability and willingness to work during evening and weekend hours

For an application, please email Access Services Librarian Jennifer Lubejko at jennifer.lubejko@law.northwestern.edu. Thank you for your interest in working at the Pritzker Legal Research Center.

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“We’ll See Them Through” Archives Exhibit Now on Display

On April 20, the PLRC hosted a reception for the opening of our spring exhibit: We’ll See Them Through: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in the World War I Era. This year marks the centennial anniversary of the United States’ entrance into the war, and we’re now exhibiting items from the PLRC and NU Archives that depict the Law School community’s involvement.

From Dean John Henry Wigmore’s service in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps to the men and women of the Student Army Training Corps, Northwestern Law made a significant contribution to the war efforts. Some highlights from the collection include a photograph of the Selective Service drawing (i.e. WWI draft) taking place, an original score written by Dean Wigmore with music arranged by John Philip Sousa (composer of the “The Stars and Stripe Forever”), and wartime newsletters authored by law school students at home. Listen to a digital rendering of Dean Wigmore’s music, “We’ll See Them Through,” here: https://libraryblog.law.northwestern.edu/2017/05/04/throwback-thursday-a-forgotten-tune/

We invite you to explore these and other artifacts now on display until June 20. After you enter the library, proceed to the 3rd floor where you will find our new exhibit space just outside of the Government Documents room. A digital edition of the exhibit—with additional materials—is available online at: https://sites.northwestern.edu/plrcwwi/

With the renewed interest in the Special Collections and Archives of the PLRC, we plan a regular series of exhibits and displays gathered from the unique treasures of the School of Law, which include our archives, unique documents, manuscripts and papers, art and artifacts, and the world class Rare Books Collection. Suggestions on future exhibits can be sent to Brittany Adams, Special Collections, Archives and Digitization Services Librarian and the curator of our Exhibits Program, at Brittany.adams@law.northwestern.edu

 

From left to right: George H. Pike, Director of the PLRC; Eric Parker, Associate Director for Collection and Bibliographic Services; Brittany Adams, Special Collections, Archival and Digitization Services Librarian; Jamie Sommer, Associate Director for Public Services

 

 

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Resource Spotlight: Wolters Kluwer Cheetah

Cheetah SnapshotCheetah is the new legal research platform from Wolters Kluwer and will eventually replace the CCH Intelliconnect platform.

Cheetah provides access to primary law including statutes, cases, administrative agency materials, and secondary source materials from the following practice areas: Antitrust, Banking & Consumer Finance, Government Contracts, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Products Liability & Insurance, Securities, and Corporate Law.

Cheetah also provides access the well-regarded editorial content and analysis from Wolters Kluwer including the following titles:

  • Fundamentals of Antitrust Law – Areeda and Hovenkamp
  • Securities Regulation – Loss, Seligman and Paredes
  • Federal Securities Law Reporter
  • Folk on the Delaware General Corporation Law
  • Delaware Law of Corporations & Business Organizations
  • Goldstein on Copyright
  • The New Wigmore: A Treatise on Evidence
  • Farnsworth on Contracts

For help getting started with Cheetah, Wolters Kluwer provides a number of short (1-2 minute) training videos to provide you with a Brief Overview and help with Content & Browsing.  Additionally, we recommend the downloadable quick guide on Searching Cheetah (pdf).Searching Cheetah Guide

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Extended Hours for Exams

The Pritzker Legal Research Center has extended its hours for NU Law’s Reading and Examination periods.

Through Wednesday, May 3, the library’s hours are:

Monday-Friday: 7:30AM-12:00AM

Saturday-Sunday: 9:00AM-12:00AM

See the library’s calendar here: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/library/aboutus/hours/

Good luck on exams!

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April 2017 New Library Resources

We have added over 280 new titles in the past month. Have a look at the list of latest additions at: https://www.law.northwestern.edu/library/secure/collections/newacquisitions/.

Posted in Library Resources

Pritzker Legal Research Center Student Library Assistant Positions Available

The Pritzker Legal Research Center is looking for reliable law students to work at its circulation desk this summer, Monday through Thursday evenings, and on evenings and weekends during the 2017-18 academic year.

Preferred qualifications: rising 2L status; experience working in academic libraries; ability and willingness to work during evening and weekend hours

For an application, please email Access Services Librarian Jennifer Lubejko at jennifer.lubejko@law.northwestern.edu. Thank you for your interest in working at the Pritzker Legal Research Center.

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Student positions: Pritzker Library Fellows for Summer 2017

The Pritzker Legal Research Center is looking for 2 Pritzker Library Fellows for Summer 2017. Pritzker Library Fellows serve a 3-month appointment, with a $750/month stipend, working 10-15 hours per week on short-term faculty research projects. Preferred Qualifications: Rising 3L status, journal experience, RA experience, judicial externships, and/or Advanced Legal Research. If interested, please email copy of résumé and law school transcript to Tom Gaylord, Faculty Services & Scholarly Communications Librarian at tom.gaylord@law.northwestern.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

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