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On October 11, 2013, a diverse group of civil rights scholars met at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor to assess the interpretation, development, and administration of civil rights law in the five decades since President Lyndon... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
As is true for practicing attorneys, many social workers choose a particular area or client constituency to concentrate their efforts on during their career. Each area has it's own specialized knowledge, practices and research tools, associated with it. In social... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
The Barnes & Noble bookstore is located in the DePaul Center at 1 E. Jackson ( corner with State St. ) Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
The Government Printing Office (GPO) opened its doors the day that Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th President of the United States. It was created by Congress in June 1860 and began operations on in March 1861. For the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
On April 10, the Chicago Public library launched a new website, its first redesign since 2007. The project was made possible by a grant from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. The software company, BiblioCommons, was hired to research, design and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Recent Toyota and GM recalls may have sparked an interest in how safe other automobiles are. To check on the safety of any vehicle, visit Anyone can use the U.S. Department of Transportation’s site to check on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Law students can be busy enough, handling their studies. However, some students find the time and the motivation to go beyond their classes through extra-curricular contributions. One good example, right here at the Rinn Law library, is the work of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
In our ideologically charged political environment and with ever greater amounts of money finding its way to campaigns at the national, state and local level and with fewer journalists working in large newsrooms. Just as in war, truth becomes the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
The Vatican Library has begun a new project to digitize thousands of historical manuscripts, dating from the origins of the Church to the 20th century, and making them available online. The richness of The Vatican Apostolic Library, also known as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Back in October a partnership between DePaul Univ. and Gordon Technical High School, a Catholic sponsored school, was announced. "The collaborative effort will include a strategic planning year that will focus on enhancing the school’s curriculum, college counseling, technology and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
While people of all ages are victims of hate crimes. The extent of hate crimes and bullying among young people is often hidden and unreported. To help expose these incidents, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, one of the largest international Jewish... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Today small law firms, well as big firms, are facing competitive pressures from clients looking to reduce costs, competition from new legal service providers, new ethics requirements to keep their knowledge current and e-discovery needs, among others. One factor that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Located in the lower concourse of the Daley Center, right near the Starbucks, are the offices of the , Elder Justice Center of the Circuit Court of Cook County which opened on Sept. 3, 2013.The Center describes itself as "A... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
"Data Privacy Day" is an international holiday that occurs every January 28. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote data privacy education. It is currently 'celebrated' in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Sponsored by the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation Co-Sponsored by Northwestern University School of Law and The Harvard Club of Chicago February 20-21, 2014 Northwestern University School of Law Thorne Auditorium 375 East Chicago Avenue 60611 “The Seventh Circuit Bar... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Citizens' online communications are intensively tracked by both government and business. One for over-drawn security reasons and the other to sell advertising and to sell our personal data directly to others . There is a relentless refinement of technology for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Victor J. Cacciatore was a double DePaul alumnus who become a very successful businessman, attorney, public servant and devoted family man. He got his business degree in 1952 and graduated from the DePaul Law School in 1955. His regard for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Ken Burn's three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series on the history of Prohibition in the U.S. provides a context for why Dec. 5, 1933, the date of its repeal, is a date worth remembering and commemorating. From the description of his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Back in 1925, Vice President Charles Dawes, a conservative Republican, unleashed a blistering attack on a small group of progressive Republican senators who had filibustered legislation at the end of the previous session. The existing two—thirds rule he thundered. “at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
After nearly fourteen years at the DePaul University Law School, and having served as the associate dean for clinical programs at DePaul University College of Law, Professor Andrea D. Lyon, J.D., will join the faculty of the Valparaiso University School... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
A little over a month ago , on Sept 27, the official opening of the "The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington", took place at Mt. Vernon VA. Many people are familiar with presidential libraries... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
The government finally confirmed, after years of denials, that it was collecting our phone records in bulk. But we are told by the President and various spokespersons that since there are very strict rules in place on the uses of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Many researchers and scholars have an affiliation with an educational institution that provides them with needed online article resources, to support their work. But what if a researcher lacks or no longer has such a beneficial affiliation ? What affordable... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Back in 2008 a group of forward-looking law library directors put out a collective statement called "Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship". It ..calls for all law schools to stop publishing their journals in print format and to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library
Pocket Congress * Congress (Sunlight Foundation) * TrakBill * Congressional Record (Library of Congress) Attorney Jesse Londin, a New York-based freelance writer, has provided a description of four very useful mobile apps for keeping an eye on Congress. They should... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Vincent G. Rinn Law Library