Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Collection Spotlight : National Pro Bono Week

by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog Librarian

Now Appearing in the Library!

This is National Pro Bono Week.
The Library has materials on incorporating pro bono work
 into legal practice, including these representative titles.
You can find other materials by
searching STELLA by keywords or
by subject (Legal assistance to the poor
OR Public interest law), or by browsing the
Main 4th Floor materials
at KF 336 and KF 299 .P8 respectively.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Library Catalog Down Wednesday

The Fred Parks Law Library online catalog (STELLA) will be down tomorrow, Wednesday 10/14/15 from 2-4pm for scheduled maintenance.  STELLA Plus+ will still be available to use during this period.

Selfies with Stanley Halloween Contest!

Need a break? Need a great Halloween profile picture? Do you like winning things? If the answer to any of those questions is 'yes', then you should take part in the Fred Parks Law Library's Selfies with Suddenly Headless Stanley contest! All you have to do to enter is email your picture to We will post all entries on our Facebook page where the winners will be chosen by you! The picture with the most 'likes' wins. Pictures will be posted started Monday, October 19 and voting will end at noon, Friday, October 30. The winner will be announced via our Facebook page at 12:30, October 30. Winners will be emailed with details on how to collect their prizes.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Groundbreaking edition

by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College Archivist
Representatives of the Texas Judiciary at the Tower groundbreaking, October 8, 1982.

Due to the weather, they had to move the ceremony inside.

     Thirty-three years ago today, South Texas College of Law broke ground on our largest expansion project: the construction of our 11-story Tower. It was originally planned as a 5-story addition. Thanks to grants from Houston Endowment, Inc and The Cullen Foundation, as well as sustaining grants from the Rockwell Fund, Inc., the finished product was fully funded and built without putting the school into debt.

     The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by the entire bench of the Texas Supreme Court, with the keynote delivered by Chief Justice Joe R. Greenhill. The Introduction of Judiciary was by Honorable Frank G. Evans, Chief Justice of the First Court of Appeals, which, along with the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, would be housed on the top three floors of the new Tower building. The courts moved out of the tower and into the restored 1910 Harris County Courthouse in 2011.