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APRIL 17, 2000

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This Year's Pulitzer Prizes Are Announced.
The Pulitzer Board announced this year's Pulitzer Prize winners on April 10.
 This year's winners in journalism reported on such topics as the Columbine
shootings, academic fraud in a university sports program, and neglect in group homes for retarded persons.  These and other winning topics are issues that could potentially lead to changes in the law.  You may view details of the winners at

This site also includes the winners for past years, including some who wrote books on law-related topics which are available in the Information Center.  These include Origins of the Fifth Amendment: the Right Against Self-Incrimination by Leonard W. Levy (KD 8386 .L5); The Dred Scott Case by Don E. Fehrenbacher (KF 4545 .S5 F43); and Common Ground by J.Anthony Lukas (F 73.9 .A1 L45).  One of the favorite works in law and literature courses is the 1961 winner for fiction: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (PS 3562 .E353 T64).

Reference Librarians offer Legal Periodicals Tutorial.
This week's Information Center Tutorial covers legal periodicals.  We will show you how to find both print and electronic versions of local and national periodicals which practicing attorneys should be aware of.  The schedule is posted in the entry way of the library.  There is no need to sign up to attend; just come to the Reference Desk at the scheduled time.  If you have any questions or suggestions regarding tutorials, please e-mail Joe Mitzenmacher (JMITZENM).

U.S. News & World Report Publishes Law School Rankings.
U.S. News and World Report has published its annual ranking of  graduate schools, including law schools. The rankings are available online at

Reminder-Information Center Food and Drink Policy.
Beverages and food are not allowed in the Information Center. 

Students are also reminded not to leave valuables unattended in the Information Center.  Personal belongings such as wallets, purses, laptops, cell phones, and briefcases should be carried with you when you leave your study area.

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