The Wonderful Discomfort of Changing Your Mind

By Kirstin Lindstrom for EDR In reflecting on the most important things she learned in the seven years of writing her literary blog,, author Maria Popova wrote, “Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.” Admittedly, the idea that mind-changing is a luxurious experience is a bit elusive. But in thinking it […]

HHS Issues Guidance Regarding HIPAA and Same Sex Marriage

By Leslie Francis for HealthLawProfBlog.  Under HIPAA, patients’ spouses and other family members have certain rights to access health information.  In an important guidance document in the wake of United States v. Windsor, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS has clarified that “spouse” under HIPAA refers to legally married same-sex spouses, even if the individual is receiving services in a jurisdiction […]

Materials in motion: Exploring the use of animation in learning

By: Aaron J. Dewald A year or so ago, a discussion on Teknoids had started about what defines a video. It was inferred that something needed to move to constitute a video. Do narrated slide shows from Keynote, PowerPoint, etcetera constitute videos? Legal education is going through some interesting changes at the moment. Much of […]

New Career Resources

By Megan Green for the Career Services Blog. I have one announcement and one reminder: First, the Department of Justice has announced a new app for searching for legal internships and attorney positions within the Department. We are excited to announce that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management launched a new, […]

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Posted by Melissa Bernstein to the Quinney Library Blog. September 21-27 is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express […]

Family Reading Room at the Marriott Library Now Open

The new Family Reading Room at the Marriott Library is now open and ready for use. The room is located on the 3rd floor of the Marriott. Study rooms can be reserved online via Marriott’s scheduler. See their study room policy The Family Reading Room has some lactation rooms adjacent to it. There is also […]

Constitution Day

By Melissa Bernstein for the Quinney Library Blog – Did you know that September 17, 2014 marks 227 years since the U.S. Constitution was signed?  It is celebrated as Constitution Day and “commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the […]

The Rule of Law in a Time of Lawlessness

By Brenda Weinberg for –  We often wonder how enforceable international laws actually are, especially when there has seemingly been little to no incentive to comply or punishment for noncompliance. From blatant human rights violations in North Korea and China to attacks on sovereignty and self-determination by Russia in Ukraine, international governing bodies like the […]

Prostitution, Child Predators and the Internet

By Ronda Woolston for – Like many facets of life, the advent of the Internet and related technology is changing the sex industry and how child sex predators (hereinafter “predators”) can be tracked down. Prostitutes can now use the Internet not only to advertise their services but also to avoid danger. While predators have found […]

Finally Sitting at the Grownups’ Table

By Jim Holtkamp for Last March I had the once-in-a-career experience of meeting with senior officials of the China National Peoples’ Congress (NCP) and the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) to discuss strengthening laws to enforce environmental standards. On March 5, Premier Li Keiqang “declared war on pollution” at the opening of the annual […]