Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Dean Kohm and Professor McKee to Speak at Law Faculty Colloquium Series

Students are invited to attend the next Law Faculty Colloquium Series event: Tuesday, January 26, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. on the Law Library Balcony. Dean Kohm and Professor McKee will present their recently published article: Examining the Associations Between Sustainable Development Population Policies and Human Trafficking, 23 Michigan State International Law Rev. 1 (2015).

Come to learn more about the connections between sustainable development population policies, human trafficking, and the demographic demise of the family. Feel free to bring a bag lunch. Dessert will be provided.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Carrels and Study Rooms Available!

Looking for a quiet place to cram for Contracts or prepare for Property? The Law Library still has a number of carrels available. Reservation forms are available at the Access Services Desk. The cost is $10* per semester. (Exam Special! ---Reserve a carrel for next semester and there will be no charge to use it for the remainder of this semester.) *Cash or check. 

The Law Library also offers both individual and group study rooms. Most study rooms can now be reserved for an initial four-hour time block, followed by unlimited two-hour renewals, unless someone else is waiting for the room. You can even renew by phone by calling 352-4450. Just leave a message! 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Law Library's HeinOnline Collection Now Includes ABA Journals

The Law Library's HeinOnline Collection now includes full color PDFs of ABA periodicals. This collection digitizes materials from the ABA Package Plan, along with 44 periodicals previously only available to ABA section members. It provides access to current volumes of included periodicals and covers all subject areas of American law. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Professor Tessa Dysart Presents at Law Faculty Colloquium

On Tuesday, October 27, Assistant Professor Tessa Dysart presented "The Origination Clause, the Affordable Care Act, and Indirect Constitutional Violations" as part of the Law Faculty Colloquium Series.

Recently published in the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, this article contends that the Supreme Court’s opinion in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, rekindles an old question about the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) under the Origination Clause. The full article is available on SSRN:

Professor Dysart Dysart is the currently the featured scholar on the Scholastica blog! See the post at:

The next Colloquium is scheduled for November 17th on the Law library Balcony. Professor Brad Jacob will be discussing the “The Constitution and Same-Sex Marriage.” 

More information about the Colloquium Series is available at 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Law Library Fall Break Hours

The Law Library will be operating on an abbreviated schedule over the Fall Break. Hours are as follows:

Saturday, October 17: 10 am -7 pm
Sunday, October 18:  2 pm - 6 pm
Monday-Friday, October 19-23: 7:30 am - 10 pm
Saturday, October 24:  10 am - 7 pm
Sunday, October 25: 2 pm - 6 pm

Reference assistance will be available by appointment.