Today is Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It is a holiday that commemorates the issuance of General Order No. 3 in Texas by the Union Army:

"The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes    that between employer and free laborer."

Zag Law Library News - May/June 2019

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Ashley's Bar Prep Tips

I’m often asked for advice about taking the bar exam, usually in the spring semester when students start thinking about the marathon that awaits for them after graduation.Here are some of the tips I have offered students over the past few years, and I hope that you find something useful in it for your own bar prep. For reference, I took the bar exam (and passed) in 2013, the first year the UBE was offered in Washington State.
Before Bar Prep
Should I take my law school bar prep course?
Students often wonder whether they should take the bar prep course offered by their law school during their 3L year.My answer is – “maybe.”It depends what you are hoping to get out of it.I took the one offered by my law school in the spring of my third year, and there were a few things I found helpful*:
1)It will give you a preview of what to expect on the exam
      Whether or not you take a course like this, it is good to be familiarizing yourself with the exam before you even start studying.  Do you kno…

Chastek Library Closed to Public Patrons This Summer

Chastek Library will be undergoing major construction on the first and second floor of the library this summer. Due to these projects, we will be closed to the general public beginning May 12 until August 26. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For those seeking subject-specific resources, some Washington quicklinks may be found here:

Students, staff, and faculty may use the library during this time but must scan in with their GU ID cards. Local attorneys may request an Affiliate Access Cardfrom the Chastek Library. More information on that process may be found here:

Due to the construction, there is no guarantee that you will find a quiet space in the first two floors of the library. Bar prep students may wish to check out the third floors at Chastek and/or Foley Libraries for quiet study spaces.

Furthermore, many of our first floor collections, including our Greenan Re…

Racial Discrimination and Jury Selection

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