This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library, we’re teaching about cases and citators, teaching technology in law practice, remembering 9/11, and highlighting civil liberties and national security law resources.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107
11:10am – 12:05pm

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Lawyering I, sec. 2

Susan Boland, Interim Director & Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian
Room 135
9:00am – 10:25pm
Research Using Cases & Citators

Lawyering I, sec. 4

Michael Whiteman, Associate Dean of Library Services
Room 170A
10:40am – 12:05pm
Research Using Cases & Citators

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 208
11:10am – 12:05pm

Lawyering I, secs. 5 & 6

Susan Boland, Interim Director & Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian
Room 170
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Research Using Cases & Citators

Remembering 9/11

According to the Pew Research Center, Americans who are old enough to recall September 11th remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news; however, many Americans have no personal memory of that day, either because they were too young or not yet born. Despite this, and despite the lack of recent outside terrorist attacks on domestic soil, Pew Research Center polls show that National Security is still a top political priority. Unfortunately, 9/11 also had a profound effect on civil liberties. Last year, the United States withdrew from Afghanistan and last September also marked the 21st anniversary of 9/11. Learn more about the Pew Research Center’s polls on 9/11 in Two Decades Later, the Enduring Legacy of 9/11 and the exit from Afghanistan at A Year Later, a Look Back at Public Opinion about the U.S. Military Exit from Afghanistan.

9/11 Memorial Stair Run

The 9/11 Memorial Stair Run began in 2015 as a way to commemorate the lives of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Each year students, staff, and community members attempt to run 2,071 stairs of Nippert Stadium. The eighth annual Memorial Stair Run will take place on Friday, September 9th, 2022. Registration will begin at 5:30am and the run will begin at 6:46am. Learn more on the Veterans Programs & Services Memorial Stair Run page.

Featured Study Aids

Principles of Counter-Terrorism

Available via the West Academic subscription, this book examines the military and law enforcement responses to international terrorism. Subjects include the legal authority to use military force; determining when the law of armed conflict comes into force; the law of targeting and how this authority is applied to terrorist operatives; preventive detention; prosecution of terrorists by military commission; the legal framework for gathering counter-terrorism intelligence information; prosecuting terrorists and their sponsors; freezing terrorist assets; and civil liability for personal injury or death caused by acts of international terrorism.

Understanding the Law of Terrorism

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library (Overdrive), this text provides a compact review of the three main approaches to combating terrorism: criminal proceedings, intelligence and prevention, and military action. The three modes of responses are not the same; each has benefits and limitations, and it will be difficult to find the proper balance among them. Understanding the Law of Terrorism contributes to the search for balance by providing the tools for analysis and application of each of the three modes of response.

Featured Database

Bloomberg Law Privacy & Data Security Practice Center

From EU GDPR to CCPA and beyond, the Bloomberg Law Privacy & Data Security Law is a platform for practitioners to track the latest developments– with actionable guidance. It features primary and secondary sources, practice tools, and analysis across data privacy law and other key topics. It contains data privacy news. It provides checklists and sample forms, as well as In Focus resource pages providing analysis of critical issues.

Featured Treatise

National Security Investigations & Prosecutions

Available on Westlaw, National Security Investigations and Prosecutions presents the law governing, and related to, national security investigations (NSIs). An NSI is an investigation conducted by the United States government to acquire information about foreign threats to the national security, e.g., international terrorism. This treatise explores the full background of NSIs, both from a pre-911 and a post-911 perspective, providing a powerful tool for any attorney handling a case involving a national security investigation or prosecution.

Featured Video

9/11 – 20 Years Later – A PBS NewsHour Special Report

Two decades after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, PBS NewsHour explores how the world has changed since that day. This documentary compiles a series of special reports to help viewers understand how the attacks on the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and Flight 93 have left a lasting mark on victim’s families, first responders, survivors and the nation as a whole.

Featured Website

National Archives, Remembering 9/11

Materials from the National Archives about 9/11.


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