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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (book review)

In Grit, Prof. Duckworth defines grit as a combination of passion and perseverance that makes high achievers special. (p. 8) She describes how to grow grit from the inside out and from the outside in. Law students working on their first research and writing assignments may take heart that “effort counts twice” as much as …Read the Rest

Health of Presidential Candidates

Doctor-patient confidentiality is as well-known an axiom as attorney-client privilege. Journalists honored the medical privacy of FDR and JFK. Since 1972, when George McGovern’s vice presidential candidate left the race after it was reported that he had been hospitalized for depression, the media has reported on the health of major presidential candidates. (NEJM, 2008) While …Read the Rest

Federal Agencies Halt Pipeline Despite Judges Ruling

After a District Court Judge denied a request to stop the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Interior issued a joint statement declaring that they would stop the construction of the pipeline on Army Corps land. The construction will be halted …Read the Rest

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC, 2016

It is not everyday that the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC has a Grand Opening of a new museum, but that will happen this Saturday, September 24, 2016. Festivities start on the grounds of the National Museum of African American History and Cultures on Friday, Sept. 23 with “Freedom Sounds:  A Community Celebration.”  The Dedication …Read the Rest

Pick Up Temporary CLKD (CNKI) Passwords & URLs at Law Library Reference Desk

Law Students,  Faculty and Staff  may pick up temporary logins and passwords for China Legal Knowledge Databases (aka CLKD or CNKI) from the Law Library Reference Desk.  These logins and passwords will expire on September 20, 2016.  Our provider of CLKD, East View, cannot restore access until after the Chinese Autumn Festival holidays.  The actual date of …Read the Rest

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