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A Legacy from the Past: University of Connecticut Law Wives

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The silver punch bowl and ladle on display in the law library was given to the School of law for the dedication of the new law building on May 1, 1964.   Engraved “From the Law Wives, May 1, 1964”,  this set was a gift from the University of Connecticut Law Wives club. Formed on September 20th, 1961, University of Connecticut Law Wives club’s mission was to educate the law wife in the “problems and responsibilities of the profession her husband is about to enter” and to sponsor a yearly scholarship benefiting a “needy law student”. 

Pardons are in the Air

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It’s that time of year again when the leader of the free world will release another turkey back into the wild.  It being Thanksgiving time, we’re talking about birds of course!  The history of officially pardoning turkeys doesn’t go back as far as you would think.  Yes, Truman may have pardoned a bird, but that was for Christmas, and while Reagan spared a turkey named Charlie, he only joked later that it was a pardon.  It was George H.W. Bush in 1989 that “officially” pardoned the first thanksgiving turkey.  You may be wondering how such awesome power is granted to and exercised by the presidency…  Legal research to the rescue!

Ain't No Laws When You're Drinking Claws?

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White Claw Hard Seltzer with Gavel

Recently the Portland police of Maine pushed back against the trending slogan for the popular hard seltzer White Claw tweeting: “To clear the air: here in Portland, laws still apply even when you’re drinking claws. Or drinking anything else. RT to keep your ‘bros’ out of trouble.”  With the legal loophole now effectively closed, you may be wondering what laws you might be guilty of when drinking claws in Maine. 

Book Yourself! Introducing a New Study Room Reservation System

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You asked and we listened! The Library staff is excited to announce the launch of LibCal: a new study room reservation system that gives students more control! With a new system comes a revised policy, and there are a lot of changes. While I recommend everyone take a couple minutes to read the policy, here are the top 10 things students need to know about reserving a study room: