Saved from Fowl Play: a Brief History of Turkey Pardoning

Photograph of President Truman receiving a Thanksgiving turkey from members of the Poultry and Egg National Board and other representatives of the turkey industry, outside the White House.

As Thanksgiving approaches, a peculiar and heartwarming tradition takes center stage in the United States: the presidential turkey pardoning. This annual event has become a symbol of both lighthearted holiday festivities and a welcome break from the usual partisan tomfoolery that comes out of government. But how did this tradition come about? In this blog

Unveiling the Macabre: Spooky Gems in the Law Library

October is upon us, and Halloween is right around the corner, a time when ghouls and goblins take center stage. While Law Libraries aren’t typically known for keeping collections of vampire romance novels or tales of ghostly apparitions, nonetheless we’ve taken it upon ourselves to unearth some spine-chilling treasures from our shelves. Read along as

Welcome (Back) to the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library—2023-2024!

The fall semester has begun, and the library has lots of available resources to help you succeed this year whether you are a first-year or returning student. Here is a list of the top ten most useful tips and resources to improve your Law Library experience and help you get the most out of what

Sign-up for Prep for Practice: GenAI & Legal Research!

Who: Law librarians who are here to make sure you’re prepared for practice What: A two-part workshop series dedicated to making GenAI work for you Part One: Using GenAI for Legal Research in Practice What is GenAI and how can you make it work for you in legal research? What are the best practices and

Planning Tools and Apps for Staying Organized!

The fall semester has started and it’s time to make sure you’re staying on top of all you need to get done. In this post, I’ll be listing some great (free!) planning tools and apps to help manage a busy class schedule and all those actual life tasks that need to be accomplished. 1) Notion

New Database: CQ Press Supreme Court Collection

The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library has just acquired the CQ Press Supreme Court Collection, a new research database, available to the entire UNC community. The CQ Press Supreme Court Collection provides a wide variety of materials related to the United States Supreme Court, including case summaries, justice profiles, analysis of the history and traditions

Using Legal Analytics to Help Nail Your Next Job Interview

Nothing helps fight the anxiety of a job interview like preparation. If you are interviewing for a job at a law firm, you have a powerful ally on your side: legal analytics. You can use analytics to find helpful statistics on law firms or individual attorneys that can: (1) help you decide if that firm

Remember that Resource, Part II: ProQuest Congressional

ProQuest Congressional: Legislative Insight and More In Part 1 of Remember that Resource, we covered ProQuest Legislative Insight, but how is Legislative Insight any different from ProQuest Congressional? With the caveat that ProQuest Congressional content varies according to the subscription of the individual institution, often the platform also includes legislative histories from 1789 (and will