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Law Library News for Oct. 30, 2006

Law Library News Archive

Kristy Moon, editor.


New Display -- Sandra Day O’Connor

Stop by the Lbrary entrance and check out the display on Sandra Day O’Connor!  In honor of her visit to UW on Nov. 4 as part of the law school’s Public Service Law Fair, library staff member Nikki Pike created this exhibit that highlights her legal career.

To see Sandra Day O’Connor bobblehead doll, visit the Greenbag website.  You can also see other Supreme Court bobbleheads bobbling there.  (Don’t forget to read the annotations and click on their heads to see them in action.)

Library Lifesavers – Happy Halloween!

by Cheryl Nyberg

Are you terrorized by the Uniform System of Citation, aka The Bluebook?  A trained therapist will ally your fears in a calm and supportive environment. 

Does the idea of researching the law of all 50 states scare you?  Discover excellent options for finding surveys of state laws with the national expert.

Tuesday, Oct. 31, Room 119

  • 12:45 – The Boo!book – Overcoming the Fear of Legal Citations
  • 1:00 – 50-State Law Surveys

LexisNexis Make-Up Training for 1Ls

If you missed LexisNexis training last week, you have another opportunity.  Stop by the LRTC (inside the Law Library) -- advance registration is not required.

Monday, Oct. 30 – 11:30 & 12:30

Book of the Week: Environmental Law in Indian Country

by Mary Whisner

Do you think legal treatises are necessarily dry, cold, and impersonal, carefully stating the black letter law, chapter by chapter?

Think again.

Professor William H. Rodgers Jr.’s new treatise, Environmental Law in Indian Country has a much different flavor. There are surely dry ways to introduce the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, but Prof. Rodgers says this:

When the Wasco Indian William Chinook met Oregon Indian agent Joel Palmer at the Dalles in 1855 to negotiate a treaty for the Tribes of Middle Oregon, the stage was set for a collision of strong wills. Palmer wanted no changes in his text and several of the Indians wanted no treaties. Chinook was tough, experienced and cagy. He is remembered for his strategies of raising the expectations of the Palmer negotiators, keeping ’em talking, and pulling surprises. (p. 366)

Prof. Rodgers surveys the field, covering specifically Indian law topics such as tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, and the trust doctrine, as well as traditional environmental law topics such as NEPA, the Endangered Species Act, and the Wilderness Act. He recounts 162 case studies, using not only published case law but also biography, history, science, and more. And there are pictures! Yes, pictures in a legal treatise – dozens of them, from 19th century Indian leaders to Rodgers’s own photos of the polluted Duwamish River.

Volume 1 is available in the Library (KF8224 .E58R64 2005 at Reference Area). Volume 2 is forthcoming. The table of contents, table of authorities, and index are on the Thomson West bookstore site.

For other books by Prof. Rodgers, search the Law Library catalog by his name. Note: This search also retrieves CLE materials, course materials, and audio and video recordings.