Celebrate Constitution Day

September 17 marks Constitution Day, commemorating the 1787 date on which thirty-nine of the Philadelphia Convention’s delegates signed the new Constitution.

Stop at the Reference Desk in the Mendik Library to pick up a free pocket-size constitution (while supplies last!).

ConstitutionFacts.com has put together a variety of fun ways to test/expand your Constitutional knowledge.

Which Founding Father are you?

“Expert” level quiz.  Harder than you think!  This librarian only scored 43 out of 50.

Crossword puzzles.

Real or fake?

Famous quotes.

If you are interested in further reading:

The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era by Akhil Reed Amar.

Celebrate Law Day 2021

Each year on May 1st, the United States celebrates Law Day.  First designated in 1958 by President Eisenhower, Law Day celebrates the rule of law and its contributions to Americans’ many freedoms.  This year’s theme is “Advancing the Rule of Law Now.”  The ABA will be presenting Advancing the Rule of Law Now: A Global Perspective, exploring the role of the United States within the international rule of law landscape.  The program is scheduled for April 29, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  This year, the ABA is also offering a Law Day 2021 Face Mask!

The Law Library of Congress has a Law Day Research Guide, with links to legislative and executive documents as well as books, journal articles and speech transcripts.  Additional information on Law Day and materials relating to this year’s theme are on the ABA’s Law Day web page.

Happy Constitution Day!

Happy Constitution Day!

Constitution Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the date on which thirty-nine delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, signed the United States Constitution in 1787. The Convention was convened as a result of dissatisfaction with the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States. In 2004, Congress changed the designation to Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia offers a number of educational videos, including a virtual tour of the Center’s Signers Hall. The original Constitution is held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. but when you are in the Mendik Library (and we hope it won’t be too long before we see you there) you can pick up your own pocket-copy at the Reference desk!

The Haunted Halloween Info Hunt Returns!

Happy soon-to-be-Halloween from the Mendik Library!

As an early Halloween treat, here’s your opportunity to WIN great study aids, law dictionaries, faculty books, pre-loaded OneCards, NYLS swag, and who knows what else!  Just answer the 6 Haunted Halloween Info Hunt questions. Your answers don’t need to be perfect—just close!

Click here to access the questions.  Each slide includes just one question, along with step-by-step instructions that will get you to the answer.

Print this answer sheet (or pick up a copy at the Reference Desk) and drop it the Raffle Drum on the Reference Desk by 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, and then join us outside the library at 5:45 p.m. for some sweet treats and the drawing.

Win… and Learn!

Win… and Learn!

Have you submitted your Legally Clueless Info Hunt entry?

The drawing takes place this Thursday August 22 at 5:45 pm, just outside the Library. We plan to award many prizes, including OneCards (with pre-loaded cash values), First Year course study aids, legal dictionaries, NYLS swag, and who knows what else!

All 1Ls should have received (and worked on) the gray and blue-colored entry form during the First Week Foundations/Finding the Law class. If you need another copy pick one up at the Reference Desk. Spend a few minutes learning more about research and the library’s resources. You don’t even need to get the right answers, and you should always feel free to ask one of the reference librarians for help.

Good luck to all!