Recent Blog Posts

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:

  1. The reservation system is located on a new website.

The new reservation system is located at s.uconn.edu/lawlibstudyrooms. You can also scan the QR code outside the study room that you want to reserve or click the quick link on the library homepage.

Pride Month 2019 : Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Queer Pride Month (LGBTQ Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Greenwich Village.  On June 28th, 1969, the Stonewall Riots (also known as the Stonewall Uprising or Stonewall Rebellion) began following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, one of Greenwich Village, New York's best known LGBTQ clubs.  Protests and conflicts with police lasted six days and have come to be called the Stonewall riots. This site was declared a National Monument by

Summer Access to Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, and Other Library Databases

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Here is a summary of the access to databases that will be offered for students and graduates during the summer of 2019:

Westlaw

Returning Students

You may use your Westlaw account through the summer for noncommercial research, such as law school activities, research assistant assignments, work for a nonprofit, or in an unpaid internship.

Graduates

New Exhibit: "Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books"

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The University of Connecticut School of Law will be holding an opening reception of “Woof,Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books",  a traveling exhibit curated by writer, filmmaker, and Rutgers Professor of Law Mark S. Weiner.