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Archive for November 7th, 2017

Just in: Blood at the Root

Forsyth County, Georgia, was home to a large African-American community. Then came the race-based terrorism.

In September of 1912, three black laborers were accused of raping and murdering a white girl. One man was dragged from a jail cell and lynched on the town square and two teenagers were hanged after a one-day trial. Next the real campaign of terrorism began, eventually driving all 1,098 black citizens out of the county. The charred ruins of homes and churches disappeared into the weeds, and history—but not forever.

National Book Award finalist Patrick Phillips tells Forsyth’s story of “homegrown terror” a hundred years ago and the violent means by which locals kept Forsyth “all white” until the 1990s.

11/9 “KeyCite” Seminar – Gift Card Drawing after Seminar

image of superhero womanThe Law Library KeyCite Legal Research Seminar is Thursday, November 9, 4:30pm-5pm, in Law Library Room A059.  Why is a red stop sign different from a yellow flag, and what should you do when you see either one? You’ll examine components of reports in KeyCite, and discover the power of this Westlaw legal citator service.

This will be the last live Law Library Legal Research Seminar this Fall 2017 semester.  Remember, Law Library Seminars are taught by Research Librarians, not vendor/company representatives.

Also remember the special prize for attendees of live Seminars – we have a drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift card after each live Seminar.

Key points about Fall 2017 Law Library Legal Research Seminars:

  • Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|LAW students, including LLM/MLS students.
  • You do not need to register to take a live Seminar – simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We take attendance at each live Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • ** Each of the live Seminars will be available online, via Westlaw’s TWEN platform, approximately two weeks after the Seminar‘s live date.  Connect to TWEN, then click the “Add Course” button, then add the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars course to your “My Courses” list.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a 30-minute live Seminar, and 25 points for attending a 60-minute live Seminar.  You earn points for “attending” an online Seminar by correctly answering 3/4 of the questions on that Seminar‘s quiz.  Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • When you earn 100 points, you will be awarded a Law Library Legal Research Letter of Recognition, and you can earn multiple Letters of Recognition.

** Currently, there are 4 Law Library Legal Research Seminars on the TWEN platform:  Starting Research with Secondary Sources (12.5 points), Bluebooking (25 points), Terms & Connectors Searching (12.5 points), and Westlaw Overview (12.5 points).

Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880,