Monthly Archives: April 2012

Happy Income Tax Filing Deadline Day!

Tax issues are on lots of folks minds today, so here’s a resonant research tidbit. The Northern District of CA’s Bankruptcy Court found a Chapter 13 debtor entitled to reimbursement from the IRS of $20 that he spent on stomach medication after receiving levy notices in violation of automatic stay. Read all about it in In re Jha, 461 B.R. 611 (Bankr. N.D. Cal. 2011). Use the party name or citation to locate in your favorite search engine; use the citation to locate in the print stacks.

Oral Argument and Other Speaking Tips

Worried about your speaking ability? Not all lawyers are natural-born speakers.  Everyone could use tips for making their speeches and oral arguments better, check out Speech Advice (  This blog is written by a lawyer and  public speaking  guru, Faith Pinkus. It has  tips and blog posts on the fear of public speaking, rhetorical techniques, appellate and other types of oral argument, and other speaking related topics. [DEL]

DOJ Settles Native American Breach-of-Trust Suits

On Wednesday, April 11, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced a $1 billion settlement of breach-of-trust lawsuits filed against the United States by 41 federally-recognized Native American tribes. The suits involved issues related to the management of trust funds and other trust resources. The settlement concludes nearly two years of negotiations. Read all about it here.

YOU BELONG @ your library

And not just because finals are just around the corner. April 8-14 is National Library Week, and we’ve got lots of fun things going on!

We’ve got one-stop shopping at the Circ Desk–stop by to pick up earplugs, check out our new Law in a Flash Flashcards, and enter to win a jar of jellybeans or a basket of golfballs!

Over by the South Carolina Code Collection, try your hand at matching law school professors to their favorite books and win one of three great prizes! Or go for the Research Challenge. We’ll post a new research question every day this week–if you answer them correctly, your research skills will be rewarded with fantastic swag from our Lexis and Westlaw Reps.

And don’t forget our main event. On Thursday, April 12, from 12:30-2pm, we’ll be having an ice cream social. Come fuel up on cake and ice cream before you settle in for a weekend of studying.

See YOU at the library!