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National Poetry Month

April 4th, 2013 No comments

April is National Poetry Month. The law and poetry have more in common than you might think, maybe because lawyers have to be good writers. A few Widener faculty have published articles about poetry and the law. Mary Kate Kearney of the Harrisburg campus has written The Propriety of Poetry in Judicial Opinions, about the use of poetry by judges in their opinions. Another Harrisburg faculty member, Randy Lee, has written an article about Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen’s Hope and the Lawyer as Poet Advocate.

On the Delaware campus, Alan Garfield once published a humorous poem about Sherwood v. Walker, the famous contract case about a cow. For some reason, Sherwood v. Walker seems to spark the muse in many lawyers because there are a lot of poems inspired by that case. And even a song:

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Lawyer Plays Himself in New Movie

The Wall Street Journal has a story about Houston lawyer Mark Lanier. He’s playing a small part as himself in a new movie called ‘Puncture‘ that just had its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film is based on a true story of a drug addicted lawyer’s battle against a syringe manufacturer.

I can’t find any information on when the film will be released but sounds like it could be interesting.

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Local Legal Tourist Attractions – National Constitution Center

April 25th, 2011 No comments

nccLocated at Independence Mall in Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center is a museum dedicated to the US Constitution. It has an interesting collection of interactive exhibits about the Constitution, a theatrical performance called “Freedom Rising,” and sculptures of all of the signers of the Constitution, including the delegates from Delaware.

The Constitution Center also presents changing exhibits. The current exhibit is “Spies, Traitor, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America.”

Peeps in Law Contest

April 21st, 2011 No comments

peepsABA Journal has announced the winners of their 3rd annual Peeps in Law diorama contest. Top prize went to “Don’t Touch My Peeps, Man” a diorama featuring traveling Peeps and the TSA.  Interestingly, two of the finalists in the Washington Post “Peeps Show” contest also featured the TSA.

Photo by wolfrage

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The Cat-Library

March 29th, 2011 No comments

I think we should get some of these shelves for the law library. Just the place to put the new Atlantic 3rd volumes.

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New blog explains law and superheroes

March 24th, 2011 No comments

James Daily and Ryan Davidson, two lawyers who also happen to be comic book fans, have started a blog called Law and the Multiverse. Fans of comics and superheroes will enjoy reading explorations of such questions as can superheroes legally arrest villains, the privacy rights of superheroes, and how would the government regulate the super drug featured in the new movie Limitless.

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