Monthly Archives: April 2007

Blawg of the Week

Tom Mighell’s newsletter Inter-alia ( ) keeps me posted on blawgs. Here is a great collaborative student blawg that is timely for all of you taking exams.

 “The Legal Scoop — it’s a group blog, providing “law students’ perspectives on the law.” It’s published by law students from different schools — Scott Felsenthal (Nashville School of Law), Timothy Bishop, (Memphis School of Law), J. Louis May (Tennessee School of Law), and Justin Hayden (Mississippi College of Law). They’re currently providing advice on final exams and discussing random legal news reports.” (Post-del) 

Tuesday’s National Library Week contest… a Labor Law in the Movies trivia Quiz.  No one tried the Treatise crossword (hmmmm…) so the prize for that one will be added to the prize for the Labor Law in the Movies Quiz.  You can pick up a hard copy at the circulation desk or print one off from here.  Turn in completed quizzes at the circulation desk and tune in tomorrow for the answers and the name of the winner.


1. Was it a binding contract when a Japanese company promised a raise upon delivery of 1000 cars to the workers of an auto factory? Name this 1986 film and the actor who played the liaison between employees and management.

2. In the 1980 film, 9 to 5, sexual harassment and sex based discrimination were the normal operating procedure. Name the trio who kidnapped their boss. Extra points if you can name his character and the actor who portrayed him.

3. Sally Field could have used the NLRB in this 1979 film as she became involved in union organizing. Name the film.

4. This 2005 film was based on a real class action sexual harassment claim. Name the film and the actress star. Extra points for naming the actor who portrayed her attorney.

5. It all came down to a proposed 7 ½ cent hourly wage increase at this factory and musical from 1957. Name the film and the actress who headed the grievance committee.

6. In this 1993 film, an attorney with AIDS filed suit against his firm for wrongful termination and employment discrimination. Name the film and the Oscar winning actor who played the plaintiff attorney. Extra points if you can name the actor who played his reluctant lawyer.

7. In this 1994 film, a male filed a sexual harassment claim against his female boss.  Name the film and the actor who played the lead and the actress who was his boss. Extra points if you can name the head of the technology company who was backing his female protégé all the way.

8. Whistle blowing can be dangerous, as depicted in this 1983 film about dangerous practices at a nuclear plant. Name the film and the actress who played the lead character.

9. Is it sexual harassment if the subordinate willingly and eagerly complies? Name this quirky 2002 film with the kinky lawyer boss and unstable subordinate. Extra points if you can name the actor and actress who played the lead characters.

10. Sigorney Weaver did not have legal legs to stand on when she tried to fire her creative subordinate in this 1988 film. Name the film and the actress who played the lead.

Library Exam Hours

Sunday, April 22 through Friday, May 4:
Monday – Thursday – 7:00 am – 1:00 am
Friday – 7:00 am – Midnight
Saturday – 9:00 am – Midnight
Sunday – 10:00 am – 1:00 am

Note:  The Library will close at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 4.
Rebekah Maxwell
Associate Director for Library Operations
Coleman Karesh Law Library


Monday’s National Library Week contest . . .

is a crossword puzzle.  I have to admit, it’s pretty challenging.  But let’s see how familiar you are with the wonderful secondary sources that are so useful to us in our legal research endeavors.  If you find that you don’t know the answers, perhaps a little brushing up on treatises (and other secondary sources) is in order before you hit the summer clerkships or your first real job.  You can print a copy by clicking this link or pick up a hard copy at the circulation desk.  There is a prize for the winner.  Check back tomorrow to see who the treatise expert among you is.

Pamela Melton

Answers to the Library Trivia quiz from the April Addendum

Here are the answers to the short trivia quiz that appeared in the latest edition of the Addendum

1. Which are there more of in the United States, public libraries or McDonalds?  There are more public libraries than McDonalds in the U.S.   Even the smallest communities, that might not be able to support a fast-food restaurant, recognize the value of public libraries.

2. What is the largest law library in the world, housing a record 2 million+ volumes?  The Law Library of Congress is the largest law library in the world.

3. Which of the following well-known figures worked in libraries?

(A) Mao Tse-tung and Golda Meir

(B) J. Edgar Hoover, Giacomo Casanova and Friedrich Engels

(C) J. Edgar Hoover, Mao Tse-tung and Immanuel Kant

(D) All of the above

4. Match the actors to the films in which they played librarians:

Rene Russo – Major League

Katherine Hepburn – Desk Set

Penelope Anne Miller – The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag

Swoozie Kurtz  –  Party Girl (Parker Posey was just working in the library for her aunt, the librarian, played by Swoozie Kurtz.)

Tom Hanks – Joe Versus the Volcano

Rachel Weisz – The Mummy

Jet Li – Black Mask, A.K.A. Hak Hap

Tim Robbins – Shawshank Redemption

How did you do?  We’ll be offering more games and puzzles, with some pretty cool prizes, during National Library Week, April 15-20, so be on the look-out.

Vote Tracking in SC

A patron asked me the other day where to find how his representative voted on a particular bill pending in the SC General Assembly. The answer is the House and Senate Journals on our South Carolina Legislature Online website.  If the bill has passed in either the House or Senate and you know the date the legislators voted on the bill, check the SC House or Senate Journal links on the South Carolina Legislature Online home page. If the bill becomes an Act (passed by both the SC House and Senate), the legislative history provided with that Act will include links to House and Senate Journal pages throughout each stage of the process. For example, our particularly redundant same-sex marriage bill in SC was passed as Act No. 45 in 2005. The history of the Act provides links to relevant House and Senate Journal pages for each action taken, including the ayes and nays on any votes.  (Posted-TC)