Older Exhibits

2009-2010 Exhibits

National Library Week Read Poster Exhibit (April 2010)

The highlight of the National Library Week festivities is the Library’s annual display of celebrity “Read” posters featuring law school faculty and books that hold special significance to them. (2nd floor)

From the Law Office to the Oval Office (February 2010)

This exhibit highlights Presidents of the United States who were attorneys. (2nd floor)

Bluebook Exhibit (January 2010)

Generations of law students, lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals have relied on the Bluebook's system of citation in their writing. This exhibit presents the history of the Bluebook. (2nd floor)

Philosophy of Lawyering Exhibit from Professor Natasha Martin’s Professional Responsibility Course (2009-2010)

Since 2003, Professor Martin has invited students in her Professional Responsibility course to express their personal philosophies of lawyering in various forms including tangible creative expressions. Over the years, students have created oil-on-canvas paintings, poems, original music scores, collages, an inspiration box, a mock-Monopoly game (“Lawyeropoly”), and handmade quilts, to name a few. This exhibit includes several of the students’ pieces and their explanatory essays. (4th floor)

History of Voting (November 2009)

This exhibit provides information relating to the gradual expansion of voting rights, as well as an overview of the technology of voting. (2nd floor)

United States Constitution Day Exhibit (September 2009)

This exhibit features how our school and other institutions are observing Constitution Day and highlights the history and significance of our Constitution. (2nd floor)

Banned Books Week Exhibit (September 2009)

This exhibit features authors that have been recently challenged or banned, along with excerpts from some of the authors regarding their thoughts and perspectives on book banning and censorship. (2nd floor)

Study Aids Exhibit (August 2009)

Our Study Aids exhibit helps familiarize our incoming 1Ls with the supplemental learning materials available in our library. (2nd floor) Remember - Study aids are just that: aids to your study. They are not intended to be a substitute for attending class and reading course materials.

Do’s and Don’ts of the Library (August 2009)

Our “Do’s and Don’ts of the Library” exhibit informs patrons of our services and policies. (2nd floor)

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2008-2009 Exhibits

Fred T. Korematsu and the Pursuit of Justice (Spring 2009)

This extensive exhibit focuses on the incarceration of Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II, and the legacy of Fred T. Korematsu’s pursuit of justice. The highlight of the exhibit is a collection of Korematsu Family photographs and personal memorabilia. In addition, the exhibit includes photographs and artifacts on loan from the Wing Luke Asian Museum, as well as photographs from the National Archives.

National Library Week Read Poster Exhibit (April 2009)

The highlight of the National Library Week festivities is the Library’s annual display of celebrity “Read” posters featuring law school faculty and books that hold special significance to them.

From the Law Office to the Oval Office (February 2009)

This exhibit highlights Presidents of the United States who were attorneys.

Philosophy of Lawyering Exhibit from Professor Natasha Martin’s Professional Responsibility Course (January 2009)

Since 2003, Professor Martin has invited students in her Professional Responsibility course to express their personal philosophies of lawyering in various forms including tangible creative expressions. Over the years, students have created oil-on-canvas paintings, poems, original music scores, collages, an inspiration box, a mock-Monopoly game (“Lawyeropoly”), and handmade quilts, to name a few. This exhibit includes several of the students’ pieces and their explanatory essays.

History of Voting (November 2008)

This exhibit provides information relating to the gradual expansion of voting rights, as well as an overview of the technology of voting.

United States Constitution Day Exhibit (September 2008)

This exhibit features how our school and other institutions are observing Constitution Day and highlights the history and significance of our Constitution.

Banned Books Week Exhibit (September 2008)

This exhibit features authors that have been recently challenged or banned, along with excerpts from some of the authors regarding their thoughts and perspectives on book banning and censorship.

Study Aids Exhibit (August 2008)

Our Study Aids exhibit helps familiarize our incoming 1Ls with the supplemental learning materials available in our library and at the bookstore.

Do’s and Don’ts of the Library (August 2008)

Our “Do’s and Don’ts of the Library” exhibit showcases the layout of the library, while quickly informing faculty and students of our expansive collection, reference services, and policies.

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2007-2008 Exhibits

National Library Week Read Poster Exhibit (April 2008)

The highlight of the National Library Week festivities was the Library’s fourth annual display of celebrity “Read” posters featuring law school faculty. The posters pictured Associate Dean Tayyab Mahmud and Professor Laurel Oates and showcased books that hold special significance to them. It was located on the 2nd floor of the Library. The posters and exhibit were created by Reference Librarian, Tina Ching and Administrative Assistant, Dominique Bourg.

National Library Week Read Book Exhibit (April 2008)

The National Library Week Read Book Exhibit featured our former READ poster celebrities’ book choices. It was located on the 2nd floor of the Library. The exhibit was created by Collection Development Librarian, Kara Phillips and Administrative Assistant, Dominique Bourg.

History of Law Dictionaries Exhibit (January 2008)

Law dictionaries are vital study aids for students and references for professionals. This display highlighted the various dictionaries available at the Seattle University Law Library. From a dictionary over 300 years old to modern and specialized dictionaries, this display demonstrated the convenience and usefulness of law dictionaries throughout time. This law dictionaries exhibit was created by former library intern, Jana Kelly (class of 2006) with the help of librarian, Bob Menanteaux. The exhibit was located on the 2nd floor of the law library adjacent to the reference desk.

New Orleans Spring 2007 (Fall 2007)

Located on the library's entry floor, the “New Orleans Spring 2007” exhibit is a collection of photos depicting the experiences of 25 Seattle University law students who assisted with the post-Katrina effort during spring 2007. Working through the Student Hurricane Network (SHN), students were placed with a variety of organizations -- the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, the Neighborhood Planning Network, the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice, and the People's Organizing Committee. Most of the Seattle University law students spent the majority of their time on an SHN organized Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) trailer survey project. Groups of students were assigned to different neighborhoods and surveyed FEMA trailer residents in those neighborhoods to help identify legal issues that the residents might be facing, connect the residents with resources and attorneys that could assist them, and collect data on how many trailers were left in each neighborhood. The exhibit includes quotes from the students describing the scenes and a map of where each photo was taken. The exhibit was created by law student Ty Rogers who not only took these photos, but also matted and framed the selected photos. Reference librarians Tina Ching and Stephanie Wilson assisted in designing and implementing the exhibit layout.

Famous Trials Exhibit (Fall 2007)

There have been many influential and interesting trials in the American court system. This exhibit on the 4th floor features such notable trails as Susan B. Anthony’s voting trial, the Amistad Case, Sacco & Vanzetti, the Leopold & Loeb murder, the Lenny Bruce obscenity trial, the Scopes evolution trial, the Rosenburgs’ treason trial, the Chicago Eight circus and Martha Stewart’s insider trading conviction.

Study Aids Exhibit (Fall 2007)

Our Study Aids exhibit helped familiarize our incoming 1Ls with the supplemental learning materials available in our library and at the bookstore. Although this showcase served as an introduction to incoming students, we still emphasized that study aids should not be used to replace reading for class or class attendance. This exhibit was put together by Jane Griffin (2L) in consultation with librarian Kara Phillips. It was located in the 2nd floor flat display case.

Do’s and Don’ts of the Library (Fall 2007)

Our “Do’s and Don’ts of the Library” exhibit showcased the layout of the library, while quickly informing faculty and students of our expansive collection, reference services, and policies. This exhibit was put together by Jane Griffin (2L) in consultation with librarian Kara Phillips. It was located in the 2nd floor flat display case.

United States Constitution Day Exhibit (September 2007)

Located on the 2nd floor of the Law Library, this exhibit featured how our school and other institutions are observing Constitution Day and highlights the history and significance of our Constitution. This exhibit was created by Jessica De Perio (Class of 2006) and updated by Assistant Library Circulation Supervisor, Charity Braceros.

Banned Books Week Exhibit (September 2007)

Located on the second floor of the Library, the exhibit featured authors that have been recently challenged or banned, along with excerpts from some of the authors regarding their thoughts and perspectives on book banning and censorship. Our Banned Books Week exhibit was designed and created by Jessica De Perio (Class of 2006) and Katie Brown (Class of 2005) and updated by Assistant Library Circulation Supervisor, Charity Braceros.

History of Voting (November 2007)

In honor of Election Day (November 6), the Law Library featured a new exhibit on History of Voting. This exhibit, located in the flat cases next to the reference desk, provided information relating to the gradual expansion of voting rights, as well as an overview of the technology of voting. The exhibit was compiled by library intern Jane Hutchins and Reference Librarian Tina Ching.

Children’s Book Week Exhibit (November 2007)

This year’s Children's Book Week exhibit consisted of some of the law school faculty’s favorite children’s books with comments about their selections and little known facts about the authors. This two-part display also includes "Why Did You Choose That Book For Your Child," an overview of children's recreational reading during the period of 1640-1850. The Children’s Book Week exhibit was located on the 2nd floor of the Library and was created by library staff member, Donna Turner.

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2006-2007 Exhibits

Day in the Life (July 2007)

During this year’s National Library Week, the American Association of Law Libraries held a contest highlighting photographs depicting a day in the life of law librarians as mentors, teachers, and information managers. For the second year in a row, photos submitted by the Seattle University Law Library won awards. Jane Hutchins (3L) created a follow-up “A Day in the Life” display. Located on the second floor of the Library, this exhibit featured an assortment of photos that capture the essence of law librarianship.

National Library Week Libraries through Time (April 2007)

Two exhibit cases featured informative displays on the history of libraries through time and the Library of Congress. This exhibit was created by former law student Katie Brown and updated by library staff member Donna Turner. It was located on the 2nd floor of the Library.

National Library Week Read Poster (April 2007)

The highlight of the National Library Week festivities was the Library’s third annual display of celebrity “Read” posters featuring law school faculty. The posters pictured spotlighting Associate Dean Annette Clark, Assistant Dean Carol Cochran, Clinic Director Paul Holland and Professor Rafael Pardo and showcased books that hold special significance to them. It was located on the 2nd floor of the Library.

American Justice from Immigrants’ Eyes (Spring 2007)

The library is currently hosting a traveling exhibit of photographs called “American Justice from Immigrants' Eyes.” This thought-provoking exhibit displays black and white photographs that photojournalist Steven Rubin took inside Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities. Steven Rubin comments, “[t]hese photographs, part of an ongoing documentary project, offer a rare view inside the agency, revealing part of its secret world. The images show places rarely photographed, reveal voices seldom heard and conditions scarcely seen. The work highlights those in detention, documents detention’s impact on family members, focuses on compelling stories of injustice and begins to convey some of the horrific, even un-American truths about immigrant detention.” This exhibit is located at the library's 2nd floor entrance and is on loan through mid-February.

Indian Law Exhibit (Fall 2006)

The Indian Law exhibit is an introduction to the specialty field of Indian law. Indian law is a body of law about the status of Indian tribes and their special relationship with the government, and how the law has evolved over time. Some topics covered include the Cherokee cases, the relocation policies of the 19th century, and self determination in the 20th century. Indian law will be bar tested in Washington State starting in 2007. The Indian law exhibit is located in the Dolliver Reading Room on the 4th floor of the library. It was created by Library Interns Jessica De Perio (Class of 2006) and Jane Griffin (2L) in consultation with Librarian Kelly Kunsch.

Children’s Book Week (November 2006)

The Children’s Book Week exhibit consisted of each library staff member’s favorite children’s book as well as comments about their selections and little known facts about the authors. The Children’s Book Week exhibit was located on the 2nd floor of the Library and was created by library staff member Donna Turner, in collaboration with librarians Bob Menanteaux and Kara Phillips.

United States Constitution Day (September 2006)

Located on the 2nd floor of the Law Library, this exhibit featured how our school and other institutions are observing Constitution Day and highlights the history and significance of our Constitution. This exhibit was created by Jessica De Perio (Class of 2006) and updated by Assistant Library Circulation Supervisor, Charity Braceros.

Banned Books Week (September 2006)

Located on the second floor of the Library, the exhibit featured authors that have been recently challenged or banned, along with excerpts from some of the authors regarding their thoughts and perspectives on book banning and censorship. Our Banned Books Week exhibit was designed and created by Jessica De Perio (Class of 2006) and Katie Brown (Class of 2005) and updated by Assistant Library Circulation Supervisor, Charity Braceros.

Study Aids (Fall 2006)

Our Study Aids exhibit helped familiarize our incoming 1Ls with the supplemental learning materials available in our library and at the bookstore. Although this showcase served as an introduction to incoming students, we still emphasized that study aids should not be used to replace reading for class or class attendance. This exhibit was put together by Jane Griffin (2L) in consultation with librarian Kara Phillips. It was located in the 2nd floor flat display case.

Do’s and Don’ts of the Library (Fall 2006)

Our “Do’s and Don’ts of the Library” exhibit showcased the layout of the library, while quickly informing faculty and students of our expansive collection, reference services, and policies. This exhibit was put together by Jane Griffin (2L) in consultation with librarian Kara Phillips. It was located in the 2nd floor flat display case.

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2005-2006 Exhibits

Supreme Court Exhibit (Fall 2005)

Seattle University Law Library has created an exhibit to mark the new Term of the United States Supreme Court. This timely multi-case display addresses the past, present, and future of the Supreme Court. It highlights issues such as judicial review and constitutional interpretation, as well as the Senate confirmation process and the current members of the Court. The exhibit is located on the 4th Floor of the Library in the Dolliver Reading Room. Our Supreme Court exhibit was designed and created by Jessica DePerio (3L) in consultation with librarians, Barbara Swatt-Engstrom and Kara Phillips.

Day in the Life Exhibit (October 2005)

During this year’s National Library Week, the American Association of Law Libraries held a contest highlighting photographs depicting a day in the life of law librarians as mentors, teachers, and information managers. Jessica de Perio (3L) has created a follow-up “A Day in the Life” display. Located on the second floor of the Library, this exhibit features an assortment of photos that capture the essence of law librarianship.

Banned Books Week Exhibit (September 2005)

Located on the second floor of the Library, the exhibit featured authors that have been recently challenged or banned, along with excerpts from some of the authors regarding their thoughts and perspectives on book banning and censorship. Our Banned Books Week exhibit was designed and created by Jessica DePerio (3L) and Katie Brown (’05 graduate) in consultation with Library Bindery Specialist, Donna Turner and Librarian Kara Phillips.

United States Constitution Day Exhibit (September 2005)

Located on the 2nd floor of the Law Library, this exhibit featured how our school and other institutions are observing Constitution Day and highlights the history and significance of our Constitution. This exhibit was created and designed by Jessica DePerio (3L) in consultation with librarians, Barbara Swatt Engstrom and Kara Phillips.

Study Aids Exhibit (Fall 2005)

Our “Study Aids” exhibit helped familiarize our incoming 1Ls with the supplemental learning materials available in our library and at the bookstore. Although this showcase served as an introduction to incoming students, we still emphasized that study aids should not be used to replace reading for class or class attendance. This exhibit was designed and created by Jessica DePerio (3L) in consultation with librarian Kara Phillips. It was located in the 2nd floor flat display case.

Do’s and Don’ts of the Library (Fall 2005)

Our “Do’s and Don’ts of the Library” exhibit showcased the layout of the library, while quickly informing faculty and students of our expansive collection, reference services, and policies. This exhibit was designed and created by Jessica DePerio (3L) in consultation with librarian Kara Phillips. It was located in the 2nd floor flat display case.

Odd Judicial Opinions (Summer 2005)

Legal humor has been a part of the judicial system for several decades. Whether it is a lawyer’s joke, or an offhand comment on a recent trial, everyone has heard at least one in his or her lifetime. While some judges believe that humor has no place in the courtroom, they have not been able to stop satirists, bloggers and other lawyers and judges from making a wisecrack or two. This multi-case exhibit was housed in the display cases in the Dolliver Reading Room on the 4th Floor of the Library. Comprised of books and judicial opinions, this exhibit showcased how legal humor has surpassed the typical, run-of-the-mill bad joke, and has transcended into a subject that can be appreciated by both lawyers and laymen alike. While it is guaranteed that the supply of lawyer jokes will never end, our 4th Floor collection featured a series of tasteful judicial opinions illustrating legal humor throughout the years - a reminder from the Court that it is still legal to laugh. This exhibit was created and designed by Liz Bedford (2L), Jessica DePerio (3L) and Katie Brown (’05 graduate) in consultation with reference librarian, Bob Menanteaux.

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2004-2005 Exhibits

Collaborative Law (Spring 2005)

In conjunction with Seattle University School of Law and Washington Collaborative Law CLE held on April 28, 2005, the Library prepared a panel exhibit covering collaborative law scholarship, resources and other relevant information. This exhibit was put together by librarians Stephanie Wilson and Kerry Fitz-Gerald. It was located on the 2nd floor of the Library.

National Law Day (May 1, 2005)

The Library’s National Law Day exhibit chronicled the history of this event from its beginnings in 1958 up to and including current national and local Law Day activities. This exhibit was created by third year law student, Katie Brown. It was located on the 2nd floor of the Library.

National Library Week Libraries through Time (April 2005)

Two exhibit cases featured informative displays on the history of libraries through time and the Library of Congress. This exhibit was created by third year law student Katie Brown. It was located on the 2nd floor of the Library.

National Library Week Read Poster (April 2005)

The highlight of the National Library Week festivities was the Library’s display of celebrity “Read” posters featuring law school faculty. The posters pictured Dean Testy, Professors Chon, Halliburton and Skover and showcased books that hold special significance to them. The clever posters were designed by Administrative Assistant Jane Draney in collaboration with Michael Caldwell (Print & Web Media Manager) and the panel exhibit was put together by reference librarians Stephanie Wilson and Kerry Fitz-Gerald. It was located on the 2nd floor of the Library.

Student Artwork from Professor Natasha Martin’s Professional Responsibility Course (Spring 2005)

In her Professional Responsibility course, Professor Natasha Martin required her students to begin developing their personal philosophies of lawyering and invited them to do so through creative expression. The results included paintings, drawings, handmade journals, collages, and a mock-Monopoly game. Several of the student projects were available for viewing on the 2nd and 4th floors of the Library. Students were also required to write reflective essays describing how their piece illustrated the interrelationship between self identity and the various professional roles of a lawyer. Excerpts from these essays were included with each piece. The exhibit was put together by reference librarian Stephanie Wilson. It was located on the 2nd and 4th floors of the Library.

Solo Practice (Spring 2005)

This multi-case display featured information on marketing tips for small firms, organizations oriented towards solo practitioners, billing practices, how to build a small firm law library and much more. This exhibit was created and designed by third year law student, Katie Brown, in consultation with reference librarian, Bob Menanteaux. It was located on the 4th floor of the Library in the Dolliver Reading Room glass display cases.

Elections (Fall 2004)

This timely multi-case display addressed many aspects of election law, including the constitutional foundations of election laws and related amendments, the rules of campaign financing, as well as local Washington State election laws. Not only did this exhibit contain images and text highlighting famous presidential elections, but also contained several unique pieces of realia: two bags of chads from the 2000 presidential election and two sample primary ballots from the locally controversial 2004 Washington State primary. This exhibit was created and designed by third year law student, Katie Brown, in consultation with reference librarian, Kelly Kunsch. It was located on the 4th floor of the Library in the Dolliver Reading Room glass display cases.

Same Sex Marriage(2004-05)

In conjunction with the Seattle University School of Law CLE and symposium the “New” Family Law: Legal Implications of Same-Sex Marriage held on November 11, 2004, the Law Library offered three exhibits.

  • The online exhibit explored the social, judicial, legislative and religious aspects of same-sex marriage with dramatic photographs, links to court pleadings & documents, and more.
  • A panel exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Library created a narrative journey through the same sex marriage movement. The panels featured photographs, newspaper headlines and illustrative images that brought the same sex marriage debate to life by connecting faces and personal stories to the issues.
  • Display cases on the Law Library’s 2nd floor featured local same-sex wedding ceremonies performed in accordance with Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish traditions and an overview of state constitutional amendments.

These exhibits were created with the help of many individuals including librarians Stephanie Wilson, Barbara Swatt, Bob Menanteaux and Kerry Fitz-Gerald and Web developer Karla Heng.

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2000-2004 Exhibits

Brown v. Board of Education Exhibits (2003-04)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and in conjunction with the Seattle University School of Law symposium From Brown To Grutter held on April 2, 2004, Seattle University Law Library created five commemorative exhibits:

  • The online exhibit combined striking images from the past 50 years with a collection of links to other web sites. The online exhibit also included a small suite of interactive learning games to encourage further thinking about the context of Brown v. Board of Education.
  • A physical exhibit was housed in the display cases in the Dolliver Reading Room on the 4th floor of the Library. The exhibit featured books, articles, and photographs arrayed along a timeline annotated with significant judicial decisions in the civil rights movement. The exhibit drew from both national and local events, and used many non-legal materials to provide context for important legal landmarks.
  • Original documents from Brown v. Board of Education and related cases, including transcripts, briefs, news clippings and correspondence, were on display on the 2nd floor of the Law Library. The documents were on loan from the personal collection of Mr. Leonard Schroeter, a local attorney with a national reputation for outstanding public interest service, and a long time advocate for the access to justice movement.
  • Building on the commemorative exhibits, the Library created a "traveling" exhibit entitled "Images of Struggle and Hope: The Context of Brown v. Board." The exhibit was a compilation of historical images to give context and meaning to the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
  • Professor Michael Rooke-Ley graciously lent his collection of material from the Civil Rights Movement to the Library. In 1965, Professor Rooke-Ley was a summer volunteer with C.O.R.E. in Mississippi. The collection included pamphlets, notes, flyers, and images from that time. Selections from the collection were on view in two display cases on the 2nd floor of the Library.

The Brown v. Board of Education exhibits were created with the help of many individuals including librarians Stephanie Wilson and Kerry Fitz-Gerald, third year law student Katie Brown, and web developer Karla Heng.

Islamic Law (2002)

This display highlighted the law of Islam and the Library's materials on this increasingly important subject. Pictorial materials, newspaper articles and explanatory text were included to provide a brief overview of the sources and current impact of Islamic law. This exhibit was created by third year law student Cynthia Burress in consultation with reference librarian Bob Menanteaux. It was located on the 4th floor of the Library in the Dolliver Reading Room glass display cases.

Gems of the Seattle University Law Library (2001)

The "Gems of the Seattle University Law Library” featured rare works from the collection including books which told a story about a famous British case, described an incident that shaped U.S. history, played an important role in the development of international law or served as antecedents to the research tools now taken for granted. This exhibit was created by reference librarian Bob Menanteaux. It was located on the 4th floor of the Library in the Dolliver Reading Room glass display cases.

Lawyers in Popular Fiction (2000)

The Library inaugurated the 4th floor Library display cases with its first installation, "Lawyers in Popular Fiction." The exhibit provided a look at how the profession has been portrayed over the years, from Canterbury Tales to legal thrillers. This exhibit was created by reference librarian Brendan Starkey. It was located on the 4th floor of the Library in the Dolliver Reading Room glass display cases.

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