Information Overload & Emotional Wellness – Part 1

October 15th, 2014 by

October 15, 2014 is Information Overload Day, in recognition of a growing problem in the modern world. Information overload occurs when you are trying to deal with more information than you are able to process. The result is either that you delay making decisions, or you make the wrong decisions. (http://www.infogineering.net/understanding-information-overload.htm). This is even more of […]


US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

October 13th, 2014 by

On Monday, October 6, 2014, the United States Supreme Court declined to decide whether states have the right to ban gay marriage. The court rejected appeals that prohibited gay marriage, without comment, leaving intact the lower-court rulings striking down these bans. This move allowed gay men and women the right to get married in five […]


Law Library Study Rooms are Available!

October 8th, 2014 by

Need  a little more private space to study solo or with classmates? The law library has ten study rooms available for students to take advantage of for group or individual study. Rooms 169 and 170 are located in 1 South and must be reserved in advance throughout the semester  during regular library hours, following these guidelines: […]


Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 29th, 2014 by

By: Brian King, Reference Assistant, and Sabrina A. Davis, Reference Librarian National History (source: www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.php) In October 1981, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) began observing the Day Of Unity, in an effort “to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.” (http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.php). The […]


Freedom to Read: Banned Books (& Comics) Week 2014

September 22nd, 2014 by

Banned Books Week is being celebrated this year from September 21-21, 2014. Although the general slogan for the week is “Celebrating the Freedom to Read” (http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek), this year’s focus is on challenges to comics and graphic novels. (http://cbldf.org/2014/06/celebrate-the-freedom-to-read-with-cbldfs-new-banned-books-week-handbook/). The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), a non-profit organization, has created a Banned Books Week Handbook […]


“A Night for the Innocent 2014” – Tickets still available!

September 19th, 2014 by

On Friday, September 26, 2014, Oklahoma City University School of Law is hosting “A Night for the Innocent 2014” in support of the school’s Oklahoma Innocence Project (OIP). Launched in August 2011, OIP is “dedicated to identifying and remedying cases of wrongful convictions in Oklahoma.” (http://innocence.okcu.edu/). OIP only pursues “cases in which there is credible […]


September Celebrations of Native American Cultures in Oklahoma

September 14th, 2014 by

Oklahoma has a strong and vibrant Native American heritage, and this month there are three huge events taking place across the state that celebrate the Native American culture. The events are all open to the public and give attendees a chance to learn more about the various tribes hosting them, and take in traditional foods, […]


117 years of drunk driving regulations

September 10th, 2014 by

On September 10, 1897, the first arrest for drunk driving occurred in London when George Smith drove his taxi into a building while under the influence of alcohol. (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-drunk-driving-arrest). Thirteen years later, the New York passed the first laws in the United States prohibiting driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. (Id.) As DUI laws […]


ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Reaches the Law School

September 3rd, 2014 by

Professor Emeritus Dan Morgan nominated Oklahoma City University School of Law Dean Valerie Couch and Professor of Law Michael Gibson to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and they rose to the challenge on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, outside the law school. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been riding the social media tide since […]


Justice Sonia Sotomayor – LibGuide

September 3rd, 2014 by

In preparation for Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to Oklahoma City University School of Law on 9/11/14, the Law Library has put together a LibGuide about her that can be found here. It features details about her visit, biographical information, and links to articles and books about her. As a reminder, limited tickets are available for […]