It’s the second week in October…

The Supreme Court has been back in session for one week, and the Euliano Law Library has pulled together some resources for following Supreme Court activity this term.

For summaries and discussions of all of the cases set to be heard by the Supreme Court this term, see the October 2 issue of the Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, an ABA publication available to the Barry Law community via HeinOnline.

Other published previews of the 2017-2018 Supreme Court term include:

We are also looking forward to the implementation of the Court’s new electronic filing system on November 13. Once the system is live, virtually all new filings will be available for free on the Court’s web site.

Please contact us if you have questions about any of the above resources or you would like assistance with Supreme Court research.


Professor Terri Day represented Barry at local free speech forum.

Congratulations to Barry University School of Law’s own First Amendment expert, Professor Terri Day, who spoke at a free speech forum on Tuesday, August 22nd, hosted by the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in nearby Maitland.

Featured Database: Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases

The Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases has been published since 1973. It is now available electronically on HeinOnline. For those tracking Court activity, this is an invaluable resource. Click the “Create eTOC Alert” button to get each new issue emailed to you upon release (contact your Barry law librarian if you need assistance).

Published monthly from September through April, each issue provides a summary of the procedural history of each case that will be heard by the Court in the month to come, and presents an analysis of the legal issues, including a summary of the arguments by both sides. The most recent issue was released March 20; the table of contents is pictured below, and lists the cases previewed.



Congratulations to Barry Law Professors Morley and Edwards!

We are lucky to have an amazing faculty here at Barry University School of Law.  Not just great and inspiring professors in our classrooms and clinics, they are true scholars in every way — prolific authors and respected legal experts who often gain national exposure for themselves and for Barry.

Recently, Professor Michael Morley was quoted in an Associated Press article on”What Happens if a Disputed Election Goes to the 8-Member Supreme Court?”

And Professor Benjamin Edwards contributed a new article to the University of Oxford Business Law blog: “Self-Regulation’s Dark Side.”

Make sure you congratulate Professors Morley and Edwards when you see them on campus!  Professors, you bring honor to our school and our Barry community.


Oyez: Supreme Court Sound

Oyez logoOyez is a great free legal resource on the web that lets you listen to United States Supreme Court arguments.  Oyez has long been one of my favorite websites.  It has been around a long time, starting some twenty years ago at Northwestern, and moving to IIT’s Chicago-Kent School of Law a few years ago.

Supreme Court courtroom interiorThe United States Supreme Court started recording oral arguments in 1955.  These historic treasures are housed in the Washington, D.C. area and are largely inaccessible to the general public.  The Oyez Project digitized these recordings and made them available on the Internet for the world to hear.   Due to Oyez’s efforts to digitize them and make them publicly accessible, we are now able to listen to the arguments, as well as read transcripts.

Each case has its own page with a description and synopsis.  In addition to the oral argument recording and transcript, it provides basic citation information, a summary of the facts, issues, and decision, and a link to the full text available at Justia.

ISCOTUSnow appClosely connected to the Oyez Project is the ISCOTUSnow blog, which reports on news from and about the Supreme Court.  ISCOTUSnow can be access via a regular website and also through an ISCOTUS mobile app.  ISCOTUS also has a YouTube channel where Chicago-Kent law professors discuss current Supreme Court cases.

The next time you need a little inspiration for that oral argument or just want to learn a little more about the Supreme Court, try turning to Oyez.