Labor Day hours

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 1, 2017

With a heavy heart, we recognize the unofficial end of Summer.  The Library will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am – 6pm.  Outside of these hours, Law Students will have swipe card access.…

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Today In The Law: President Johnson Signs Law Against Burning Draft Cards

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 31, 2017

On August 31, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a law that made the burning of military draft cards a federal offense subject to a five-year prison sentence and a $1,000 fine. The constitutionality of the federal law was upheld …

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Fired Hospital Employee Denies Viewing Justin Bieber’s Medical Records

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 30, 2017

People Magazine reports that Kelly Lombardo, formerly an employee of Northwell Health, is alleging that her employment was terminated because of her gender.  Recently, singer Justin Bieber came to the hospital seeking treatment for a painful soccer injury.  The hospital …

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Today in 1963

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 28, 2017

On August 28, 1963 the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.  This oration is now knowing as the “I have a dream” speech.  You may know this part …

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Entertain-ing/ment Law

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 25, 2017

Law meets late night comedy in a lawsuit filed against the comedian John Oliver.  In what has been described as one of the “funniest briefs ever”, the ACLU’s brief  covers arguments such as  “You can’t sue people for being …

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Federal Judge Votes No on Texas Voter ID Law

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 24, 2017

The latest attempt by Texas to implement an expanded “voter ID law” has failed.  The New York Times Reports that Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos held that the law, known as Senate Bill 5, “remains discriminatory because it imposes burdens disproportionately …

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“Son of Sam” Laws

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 24, 2017

Some of you may be aware that laws exist that prohibit criminals from profiting from their crimes via publishing deals and the like. To learn how all that started, visit this fascinating historical overview and tutorial from HeinOnline.…

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Law School IT department

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 21, 2017

The law school’s Information Technology department’s homepage is here.    Among other useful information, there are instructions for student printing.  There are two offices:  Information Technology (013) and the Computing Support Help Desk (030).  Both are Law School lower level.  …

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Welcome and welcome back

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 18, 2017

Welcome to all new students.  Welcome back to returning students.

Your favorite Reference Librarians are here to answer whatever questions you may have.  When we are not here, check out the Law Library’s web site – where you will find …

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Today In The Law: First U.S. Woman Magistrate Appointed

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 17, 2017

On August 17, 1870, Esther Morris became the first woman magistrate in America when she was appointed Justice of the Peace for South Pass City, Wyoming.

Acknowledgment to Jurist.…

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