The San Diego Law Library is joining California County Law Libraries throughout the state in celebrating Law Week, April 28-May 2. In honor of Law Week we are hosting a series of events designed to increase access to justice.
See more at: http://sandiegolawlibrary.org/join-us/law-day-2014/#sthash.fQf7TRru.e1Cp4Y5H.dpuf
Design patents have recently burst onto the intellectual property stage, but they are surprisingly underdeveloped for a body of law that is more than a century and a half old. Design patents are, quite simply, a body of law without design: there is little coherent theoretical underpinning for this long overlooked form of intellectual property. Now, as design patents are poised to assume greater prominence in the legal and economic realms, the time is ripe for examining myriad justifications for exclusive rights in design in order to develop a richer theoretical foundation for this body of law.
continue reading: http://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/design-patents-law-without-design
For updated environmental news, visit: http://www.earthday.org or http://www.epa.gov/
In related news, The Justice Department announced the biggest environmental cash settlement in history, securing a $5.15 billion deal with Anadarko Petroleum to clean up dozens of sites across the country and compensate more than 7,000 people living with the effects of the contamination. Continue reading: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/04/business/energy-environment/anadarko-petroleum-to-pay-5-1-billion-to-settle-pollution-case.html?_r=0
-280,000 students are attacked monthly in high school.
-15 to 30 percent of students are bullies or victims.
-9 in 10 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students have been bullied.
-Victims of bullying are up to nine times more likely to think about suicide.
-Only 36 percent of bullying incidents are reported.
-3.7 million sixth- to 10th-graders will engage in bullying every year.
-Bullying is linked to 75 percent of shootings.
to read the entire article: http://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/aba-news-archives/2014/04/the_realities_ofbul.html
In the mid 1950’s, worried that Americans were spending less on books and more on televisions, the American Library Association (ALA) and its sponsors decided to annually observe National Library Week. The ALA believed “that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries.” Each April since 1958, the ALA and libraries across the country have observed and participated in National Library week.
Next week, celebrate the contributions of your library! Join TJSL Library on the week-long full of fun, including: prizes for the most creative excuses for an overdue library book, cake, and a chance to win an Apple iPod Shuffle! Keep an eye out for an email with more details.