Law Library News for March 5, 2007
Cheryl Nyberg, editor
by Judy Davis
Perhaps, in the stress and intensity of the last week of winter quarter classes, torts may take on the character of comic opera. Certainly the silliness of many court cases captures our attention. Gilbert and Sullivan, masters of comic opera and creators of such classics as The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore, and the Pirates of Penzance, put their imaginations to work on a breach of promise case, creating Trial by Jury in 1875.
Trial by Jury will be performed by students of the UW School of Music Opera Workshop on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at 7:30pm. If you need an entertaining and inexpensive break ($5) during the last week of classes, make your way to the Meany Studio Theatre (or send family and friends who won’t be seeing you for the last two weeks of the quarter!).
The opera opens in the courtroom where the chorus tells us: "Summoned by a stern subpoena, Edwin, sued by Angelina, shortly will appear." At the center of the dispute is Angelina, a woman scorned. The opera continues with the Learned Judge, Jury, Defendant, etc. giving voice to their perspectives on the case. It is the only Gilbert and Sullivan opera which is entirely without spoken dialogue.
Gilbert himself had a brush with the law. Consider the following items, found in Andrew Goodman’s Gilbert and Sullivan at Law (1983):
To buy tickets in advance, call (206) 543-4880.
The last pieces of Library Lifesavers will be served on Tuesday, March 6, from 12:45-1:15 in Room 119.
Mini-sessions will cover:
Bring your lunch and your sweet tooth!
UWLS Emeritus Professor John Price and Associate Professor Sam Donaldson have co-authored this weighty, 2.5 inch "resource and reference tool for estate planning professionals." This edition replaces the 2000 edition and its 2006 supplement.
Some of the issues dealt with are:
Fact-based examples appear frequently and each chapter concludes with a bibliography citing books, seminar materials, Tax Management Portfolios, and articles. The volume includes a 16-page glossary and tables of cases, Internal Revenue Code sections, Treasury regulations, and various IRS pronouncements. The detailed table of contents and index help the reader identity sections relevant to his or her questions.
Price on Contemporary Estate Planning, 2007 ed. KF749.P74 2007 at Reference Area
Are you feeling a little spacey? Do you find yourself staring into space, your attention adrift like a satellite out of its orbit?
Well, snap out of it! Concentrate on these constellations of cosmic contemplations:
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