Supreme Court Trivia

Starting on Monday, October 16th, there will be a trivia question about the Supreme Court in the library display case.

Everyone who answers each question correctly will have their name put into a drawing to win a $10 Starbucks card at the end of each week.

There will be one drawing for the next two weeks, with a bonus drawing at the end of the month. Winners announced on the Friday of each week.

See Trivia Info Sheet for important details such as display location, dates, and other requirements (for CSOL students only)!

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Check Out Law 360’s Article on President Bell’s Recent $10M Verdict

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Check out this article, Jury Awards $10M in Undisclosed Cancer Suit, at Law 360.  It reviews President Bell’s recent $10M jury verdict.  According to the article,

“[a] South Carolina jury on Tuesday awarded $10 million to the family of a woman who allegedly died after doctors detected kidney cancer on her scans but failed to treat the cancer or tell her that she had cancer for years.

The family of Joann Shull Bannister prevailed on a wrongful death claim against Columbia Urological Associates, related entity Columbia Medical Associates and one of Bannister’s doctors, Phillip W. Kinder.

“The jury agreed that no one should have to go through what this lady and her family went through,” J. Edward Bell III of Bell Legal Group, attorney for Bannister, said in a statement, noting that kidney cancer is typically considered very treatable.”

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Library Hours Over Fall Break

During the school’s Fall Break, the library will be open its usual operating hours.

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Articles Worth Reading

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For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:

  1.  4 Ways GCs Can Plan For When Employees Say Bad Things;
  2. Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research;
  3. College Student Sues Snapchat, Tabloid Over Miami Spring Break Story;
  4. Common Crawl and Unlocking Web Archives for Research;
  5. Emojis Head to a Courthouse Near You;
  6. Georgia Sheriff Is Indicted for Warrantless Search of Hundreds of Students in High School Lockdown;
  7. JP Morgan Hit for $4 Billion Over Mishandled Estate;
  8. Overcoming Fear of Success Through Ethical Safeguards;
  9. Personal Branding Checklist for Lawyers;
  10. The 21st Century Law Library:  Focus on Service;
  11. The New Way to Be a Thought Leader in BigLaw;
  12. Think Your Email’s a Nightmare?  This Firm’s System Got a Court Ruling;
  13. Using Infographics in Strategic Planning and Assessment;
  14. Viral Photo of Staff Flipping Off Newborn Exposes Hospital to Tort Liability;
  15. What Do Lawyers Really Do With Their Time;  and
  16. What’s the Deal with WhatsApp?  Investigating and Discovering Mobile Device Data.

Happy reading!

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Recognizing Banned Books Week 2017

Today ends Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read. When someone challenges a book, they are seeking to restrict or remove it from a library or curriculum. If a challenge to a book succeeds, it’s removed and banned. Banning a book restricts access of information to its readers. Because of this, many cases challenging books have arguments based on the First Amendment. Find a list of notable First Amendment cases on challenged and banned books here. Most of the challenges are not successful because of people who oppose the suppression of access to information, such as librarians and teachers. For an exhaustive list of frequently challenged books, check this out.

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List of Important South Carolina Court Opinions

The South Carolina Lawyers Weekly compiled a list of important court opinions from South Carolina for the third quarter of 2017. The South Carolina Lawyers Weekly is available to students, faculty, and staff here. For alumni, the library subscribes to the print version, which will be available to view in the library within the next week. For direct access to the article, click here.

The Barrister will continue to do the weekly South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals summaries within the next week. Stay tuned!

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Articles Worth Reading

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For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:

  1.  4 Attorney-Client Privilege Decisions You Need to Know;
  2.  5 Labor and Employment Bills to Watch;
  3.  7 Legal Focuses for Marketing Following the GDPR;
  4. A Guide to the Executive Branch Official Nomination Process;
  5. DOJ Says Madoff Victim Payouts to Begin by Year’s End;
  6. E-Discovery Veterans’ Take On Increasingly Challenging E-Discovery Market;
  7. Ethics Expert on Ty Cobb’s Steakhouse Disclosures:  He Blew It;
  8. Federal Judicial Nominee Says Suit Over Transgender Child’s Bathroom Access Shows “Satan’s Plan”;
  9. Figuring Out What Young Associates Want Over 15 Coffees;
  10. How to Calm An Angry Client in 90 Seconds or Less;
  11. Is the Legal Sector Ready for a New Law Firm Model?;
  12. J&J Aims to Wipe Out $417M Talc Verdict, Citing “Passion and Prejudice” of Jurors;
  13. LexisNexis Announces Lexis Practice Advisor Transactional Search Powered by Intelligize and Other LPA Enhancements;
  14. Magic Business Development Pill for Lawyers;
  15. Pay for Associate Hours?  More Companies Say “No Thanks”;
  16. PwC to Launch US Law Firm;
  17. Quiet No Longer:  Law Librarians “Forgo the Status Quo”;
  18. The Four Tendencies:  The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better;
  19. Think Big:  Act Small:  The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate;
  20. This SCOTUS Brief is Good Enough to Eat.  But Will Justices Bite?;
  21. Who Will Win the Battle for the Soul of Legal Education:  University Grandees or Hessians Craft Guild;
  22. Will Your Case Go to Trial?  This Computer Program Might Know the Answer; and
  23. Winston Churchill’s 4 Question Knowledge Audit.

Happy reading!

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