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April 3, 2013
The third installment of Biddle's Law in Fiction series, featuring Charles Dickens. read more!
September 18, 2012
As we enter the political season full force after the Republican and Democratic Conventions, students of church and state issues will have a number of stories to follow as we approach election day in November, 2012. Blogs offer law students a good way to keep up-to-date on some of the key issues and debates particularly as they relate to the election. read more!
November 16, 2011
By Genevieve Tung, Biddle Law Library Intern A new U.S. Supreme Court term often promises high drama, but it is especially likely when Hollywood industry players are among the parties and amici. Such is the case of Golan v. Holder, which... read more!
August 11, 2011
By Emily Jane Schreiber, Biddle Research AssociateHere's an overview of what's available on the shelves and online for the visual arts enthusiast at Penn Law.At Biddle, you'll find treatises--like the seminal three-volume Art Law: The Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers... read more!
February 22, 2011
Fictional lawyers can be found in literature and drama dating back to Shakespeare and Dickens. More modern day examples include Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird and the many fictional lawyers and judges in Scott Turow and John Grisham novels.But who... read more!
March 9, 2010
Fascinated by the law and politics of stem cell research? Interested in exploring how public opinion on gay marriage relates to the recent Proposition 8 challenge in the federal district court in San Francisco? If you are considering writing a seminar or independent... read more!
March 27, 2009
I recently helped a student use an item in our Rare Books Collection to verify a citation that a professor had recorded for a forthcoming law review article. One of the references she wanted to check was the original publication date... read more!
January 16, 2009
Governmental web sites are usually one of the first places people go for official government information. Few of us, however, know that government blogs exist as a possible source of information. It may surprise many to learn that the federal... read more!
November 11, 2008
Here's a scenario with which you might be familiar. You're working on a paper, and you know that the trend of what Americans think about some aspect of your topic is likely to be helpful in making your point. It... read more!
October 28, 2008
In addition to teaching and serving as a reference librarian for the law school, my outside interests include ethics and religion. So, when Experiments in Ethics (Harvard University Press, 2008) appeared on the library's "New Book Truck," it lept into... read more!
September 12, 2008
Starting this Sunday, the Penn Cinema Studies Department is honoring one of the most celebrated and influential filmmakers of this era: Frederick Wiseman. Originally trained as a lawyer, Wiseman left began shooting documentaries in the early 1960s. Wiseman's directorial style,... read more!