Yale Law Library - News and Events
October 2010 - Posts
New exhibit: The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1960 (1960-2010)
The library has just unveiled a new exhibit, The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1960 (1960-2010)/ Congress Advances Voting Rights in an Era Marked by Bold Citizen Activism. The exhibit was curated by librarian Margaret Chisholm, and can be viewed in the third floor reading room. Additional material is available on reserve from the circulation desk.
The poster for this new exhibit is available below.
Book Talk: The Decline and Fall of the American Republic by Professor Bruce Ackerman
The Decline and Fall of the American Republic
Wednesday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m.
290 York St., New Haven, CT
The Lillian Goldman Law Library invites you to a discussion of an important and alarming new book by Professor Bruce Ackerman, with commentary by Professor Stephen Skowronek.
In The Decline and Fall of the American Republic, Bruce Ackerman shows how institutional dynamics of the last half-century have transformed the American presidency into a potential platform for political extremism and lawlessness and proposes a series of reforms that will minimize the risks going forward. Learn more from the author and commentary provided by Professor Stephen Skowronek at the upcoming book discussion being held at Labyrinth Books and sponsored by the Lillian Goldman Law Library.
Bruce Ackerman is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale and the author of numerous books that have had a broad influence in political philosophy, constitutional law and public policy.
Stephen Skowronek is the Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science and Acting Chair of the Yale Political Science Department. He is the author of numerous books and an expert on the American presidency.
Lexis Advanced Searching Lunch and Learn Series
Learn how to construct effective search queries and update research with Lexis. Pizza will be served and Lexis points rewarded. This 30 minute session will take place on Friday, October 8th at 12:10 p.m. in SLB120.
New Law Library Acquisitions for September 2010
The Law Library's list of new acquisitions for September 2010 are now
Or, as always, you can visit the library's new acquisitions web page:
Book Talk: A Republic of Statutes by Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr.
If you were unable to attend Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr.'s discussion of his new book, A
Republic of Statutes on October 5th - you may now view the lecture online here.