Have you ever wanted to see a list of all the DVDs your law library has to offer?
If so, good, you are about to have your questions answered.
If not, well….”you learn something new every day if you pay attention,” so if you have not reached your quota read on.
1. You need to go to the Law Library Catalog located on the Charlotte school of Law homepage under the “Law Library” drop down list
2. Search for “Feature Films”
3. Browse our excellent DVD collection of films and television shows
4. Always be on the look out for new releases as we add to the collection
As some of you may know, the Law Library has a number of DVDs in our collection. Most of these films have law related themes; however, in the coming year one of our goals in the Law Library is to expand this collection to contain more current materials and to expand the scope of the collection. We welcome your suggestions for films and you can make your recommendations on the Law Library website with the Book Suggestions link. Be sure to click Other in the format section.
If you are curious about what we currently have in our DVD collection you can always use a Subject search, looking for the heading “Feature Films”
Remember that Charlotte School of Law students, faculty, and staff can check out our DVDs for seven days.
Hey! That is a better deal than Redbox or Blockbuster. Come check out a cool film from the Law Library Circulation desk and don’t forget to pick up some popcorn.
Sharing from NPR: “The Library Card As A Pop-Culture Fiend’s Ticket to Geek Paradise,” by Linda Holmes.
Excerpt: “The point I’m trying to make is that as a pop-culture-adjacent person, you may think that public libraries are not particularly relevant to you. But I felt like since we’ve talked about movie pricing, e-book pricing, and a lot of other business models, it was only fair to bring to your attention my experience with this bizarre business model that’s so crazy it just might work.”
Celebrate National Library Week with Your Library Today!
From fun to historical, the Charlotte Law Library has a wide collection of electronic resources to meet your Irish research needs this St. Patrick’s Day.
The Irish Student Law Review (available on Heinonline From 1991-2008)
Fundamental Rights in the Irish Law and Constitution written by John Maurice Kelly (1961) (available on Heinonline)
Irish Law (available on Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History) “Firm knowledge concerning arrangements on maintaining social order among the inhabitants of Ireland—in short, provision for “law”—begins in the seventh and eighth centuries c.e. when the vast majority of the surviving law texts of Irish provenance and written in Irish were composed. The earliest of today’s surviving manuscripts dates from the twelfth century—though most are very much later—but on linguistic grounds the original writing down of these laws is …”
The story of the Irish Nation by Francis Hackett (1922) (available on HeHeinonline’s collection World’s Constitutions Illustrated Books)
The European Convention on Human Rights and the Conflict in Northern Ireland by Brice Dickson (eBook – Full Text Available on Oxford Scholarship Online)
Concerns regarding possible collusion in Northern Ireland: Police and paramilitary groups: hearing before the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, October 22, 2009. (PURL Access)
The Irish Revolution by Michael J.F. McCarthy (1912) (available on Heinonline’s collection World’s Constitutions Illustrated Books)
A history of the penal laws against the Irish Catholics : from the treaty of Limerick to the Union by Sir Henry Parnell. (Available on The Making of Modern Law – Legal Treatises 1800-1926)
In the Name of the Father (DVD) Produced and Directed by Jim Sheridan. “Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, a young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father’s name.”
To find more treasures, try searching the CSL Electronic Resources LibGuide.
- Liz McCurry -
More what? Health, prosperity and happiness.
March is National Optimism Month and International Mirth Month.
Optimism: Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something; a tendency to take a favorable or hopeful view.
Mirth: Pleasurable feeling; enjoyment, gratification; joy, happiness.
*Definitions courtesy of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Learning the law is serious business but optimism and humor can help take the edge off on tough days. Tired? Lack focus? Invite optimism and mirth into your life.
Come to the Charlotte Law Library and check out the comedy classics in the DVD collection. Need to turn your volume switch to 11? If you don’t get that one, then it’s time to check out This is Spinal Tap. Browse the library catalog to see more available titles. (Advanced search: keyword=films and material). Maybe Elle Woods in Legally Blonde is the one who can make you laugh and optimistic again:
Elle’s Mother: Honey, you were First Runner-Up at the “Miss Hawaiian Tropics” contest. Why are you going to throw that all away?
Elle: Going to Harvard is the only way I’m going to get the love of my life back.
Elle‘s Father: Oh, sweetheart, you don’t need law school. Law school is for people who are boring and ugly and serious. And you, button, are none of those things.
This month, the library display near the elevators features optimistic and humorous resources in our collection. Stop by for ideas or one day you may need The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law by Mark Herrmann. [Located in Treatises at KF300 .H47 2006]
“Research proves optimists achieve more health, prosperity and happiness than pessimists. Use this month long celebration to practice optimism and turn optimism into a delightful, permanent habit.” -Chases’s Calendar of Events Ask our Technical Services Team to check this book out. [Located in Tech. Services at GT4803 .C48]
- Mary Susan Lucas -
Every day newspapers mention the “bailout” but never link to specific documents. If you want to know the details try using GPAccess or THOMAS. For example all 169 pages of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 is available to browse free online. Additionally, the library has a DVD copy of Michael Moore’s first controversial movie Roger & Me. This documentary chronicles General Motor’s last major crisis circa 1989.