President Obama's birthday is on August, 4th, and people are probably starting to wonder what kind of gift to give to the commander-in-chief. Well, here are some hints from the National Archives and Records Administration, which has created a website full of photographs of gifts given to former presidents by dignitaries from around the world.
"Legal Interns" Can Now Represent More Clients in Ohio
Here is some good news for those of you participating in Moritz's clinics during the upcoming school year: the Ohio Supreme Court recently expanded the list of clients that may be represented by legal interns.
Summer is in full swing, but are you sure that your sunscreen is really protecting you? This 2009 Sunscreen Guide from the Environmental Working Group goes over the basics of sun safety and can help you find the right sunscreen to keep you protected this summer.
A New York Times article recently discussed two new editions of the children's classic The Wind in the Willows. For a list of other turn-of-the-century children's book, check out this website, which includes such favorites as The Secret Garden, Peter Pan, and Tarzan of the Apes.
The sun is shining and the grass is green...time to pull out your bocce set and get a game going! The United States Bocce Federation has all the information you'll need about the history of the game and current, official rules. The US Lawn Bowls Association is also a useful resource...especially if you're good enough to play in a tournament!
How easy would it be for you to live without your car? Walkscore.com looks at how far away your address is from grocery stores, movie theaters, restaurants and shopping to calculate your "walk score." The walk score for the South Campus Gateway, where many law students reside, is 91 out of 100, making it a "walker's paradise."
As school starts up again in just a few short weeks, many law students will start to feel overwhelmed with the number of things they have to get done. This article offers some interesting insight on one way to approach your day and alleviate some stress.
Need a little something extra to help you with your bar exam studying? Here are some Law Lessongs, sung to popular tunes, but with lyrics that are intended to help you remember important legal theories!
Should Witnesses be Allowed to Wear Niqabs While Testifying?
In an interesting twist on the tension between a criminal's right to face his accuser and the rights of individuals to freely practice their religion comes this question: Should Witnesses be Allowed to Wear Niqabs While Testifying? Recently, a Michigan court side-stepped the issue, stating that it was up to individual judges to resolve the problem within their own courtrooms. The case is currently on appeal to the 6th Circuit.
New from the Wall Street Journal: a code of conduct for social networking. Although the rules are targeted at WSJ employees, the general ideas are useful for any law student with a facebook or twitter account!
American President: Resource on the U.S. Presidents
The 4th of July is fast approaching and so, in keeping with the patriotic spirit of the holiday, it might be time for you to brush up on your presidential trivia. Here to help you is this new resource from the University of Virginia, which includes fun facts about each U.S. president, including some pretty interesting nicknames...
NPR has complied a series of audio essays about some of the great characters in American movies, music, and literature. From Charlotte, the spider from Charlotte's Web, to Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker, to Southern Belle Scarlett O'Hara, the list is interesting and extensive.