Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Welcome 1Ls!

Bosworth Hall
Welcome to the UK College of Law! The law librarians are thrilled to have all of you join our community this year. We're happy to help with any questions you may have, even if it is not research related. If we don't know the answer, we'll direct you to the person that does, so come on over and find us at the Reference Desk in the Law Library in Bosworth Hall.

To anticipate a few of your questions:

If you have any TWEN, Canvas, Westlaw, or Lexis questions, please direct them to Professor Brooks in 205 in Mandrell Hall, or via email to tina.brooks@uky.edu.

For information on student printing, see the law school's intranet IT page.

Prof. Landenberger at the
Reference Desk
For information about study aids available through the Law Library, please see our Study Aids, CALI lessons, and Exam Prep page.  The Law Library offers access to a number of online study aids via this page, but if print study aids are more your speed, the Academic Success in 208 Mandrell Hall offers a selection of titles in dead tree format.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

New Titles from February 2017

Check out our Featured Acquisitions page for February 2017 to see the new titles in the Law Library!

A few sample titles:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesdays Around the World: Constitutional Crisis Averted

In Britain, anyway.

The constitutional crisis brewing on the other side of the Atlantic after British courts determined that initiating Brexit would take an Act of Parliament, turned out to be much ado about nothing. Parliament today passed a bill providing authority for the Prime Minister to initiate Article 50 negotiations by an overwhelming margin. Thus, the (unwritten) constitution is satisfied without overturning the direct democracy of the Brexit referendum. Constitutional crisis averted.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesdays Around the World: Secretary of State Confirmation Hearings Underway

One of the prime sources of international law recognized by the I.C.J. Statute is international custom. A customary international law is deemed to exist if evidence in the historical record indicates that over time states have observed the rule in practice (state practice) and if diplomatic correspondence or other official state documents support the notion that states engaged in the practice have recognized the rule as part of international law (opinio juris). Thus, when the most powerful state in the world appoints a new chief diplomat, there are potential ramifications for the development of international law.

President-Elect Trump's appointment to Secretary of State has garnered even more interest than usual, as he chose Rex Tillerson, a former corporate executive without government experience, for the post. Furthermore, a number of Senators, including a number from the President-Elect's own party, have expressed concern over Tillerson's ties to Russia. The combination of these factors is sure to make Tillerson's confirmation hearings, which began today, more interesting than the typical confirmation. A number of news sources are offering live coverage of the confirmation hearings on the web, if anyone is interested in watching.