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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 7

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    OPINION: State v. Spady

    OPINION: State v. Spady
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 14-0089, 2015 MT 218, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. ROBERT E. SPADY, Defendant and Appellee.
  • Jul 29

    OPINION: Crow Water Compact

    OPINION: Crow Water Compact
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION DA 14-0567 2015 MT 217, IN RE THE CROW WATER COMPACT, IN THE MATTER OF THE ADJUDICATION OF EXISTING AND RESERVED RIGHTS TO THE…
  • Jul 29

    OPINION: Murray v. Motl

    OPINION: Murray v. Motl
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DECLARATORY JUDGMENT DA 14-0699, 2015 MT 216, RONALD MURRAY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JONATHAN MOTL, Montana Commissioner of Political Practices,…
Rank this Week: 13

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 1

    State and local government sharing more data via Github

    State and local government sharing more data via Github
    Neal Ungerleider – “By sharing code, jurisdictions can cut IT development costs and better use resources. But it’s “a matter of cultural change. When the city of Chicago decided to publish open source code that could…
  • Aug 1

    OECD Health Statistics 2015

    OECD Health Statistics 2015
    “Many European countries saw further reductions in health spending in 2013, according to OECD Health Statistics 2015, released on July 7, 2015. Health spending continued to shrink in Greece, Italy and Portugal in 2013. Most countries in…
  • Aug 1

    New Report Finds Economic Conditions in Cities Are Improving

    New Report Finds Economic Conditions in Cities Are Improving
    “Even as economic conditions in cities have improved in the years since the Great Recession, a new study from the National League of Cities (NLC) found that many factors — including lack of affordable housing, poverty, and…
Rank this Week: 19

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Jul 19

    3rd Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange – Dartmouth, MA

    3rd Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange – Dartmouth, MA
    The University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth School of Law hosts its Third Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange October 16, 2015, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration is limited and opens August...
  • Jul 19

    CFP: Intellectual Property in International and European Law

    CFP: Intellectual Property in International and European Law
    The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law invites submissions for its upcoming Special Issue (82nd edition) on ‘Intellectual Property in International and European Law’. With technological advancement…
  • Jul 19

    CFP: European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review

    CFP: European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review
    The  European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law (EPPPL) Review invites contributions to upcoming issues. Facing severe budgetary restraints, the modern State has to balance rising demands for transparency and...
Rank this Week: 25

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 2

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Aug 2

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries…
  • Jul 31

    The Friday Fillip: Where Is Everybody?

    The Friday Fillip: Where Is Everybody?
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
Rank this Week: 93

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jul 30

    Social Security Amendments of 1965

    Social Security Amendments of 1965
    On this day in 1965,  President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments of 1965 into law. This act is notable because provisions within it created Medicare and Medicaid. Social Security Amendments of…
  • Jul 28

    Library Closed Through Sunday, Aug. 9

    Library Closed Through Sunday, Aug. 9
    Starting Tuesday, July 28, through Sunday, Aug. 9, the library will be closed in order to complete construction by Orientation. Library staff will be available by phone at 404-413-9100 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If…
  • Jul 23

    Free Federal Legal Research Resource

    Free Federal Legal Research Resource
    While many attorneys utilize Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, or WestlawNext to conduct federal legal research, there are plenty of free options that researchers can use to conduct legal research. Below is a selected list of free resources,…
Rank this Week: 105

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 116

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Jul 29

    New ProQuest Congressional Interface Launched

    New ProQuest Congressional Interface Launched
    On July 28th ProQuest Congressional launched its new interface. The fresh new look is both appealing and user-friendly. Some of the improvements include: Home page:quick starting points to help new users connect with popular content Search by…
  • Jul 14

    HeinOnline’s ALI Library Now Includes Current Content!

    HeinOnline’s ALI Library Now Includes Current Content!
    Due to a new agreement with the American Law Institute, HeinOnline’s ALI Library will now contain current content, including pocket parts. This means that ALI Library users can conduct research by accessing both historical and the most…
  • Jul 6

    BYU Law Paper Series now on SSRN

    BYU Law Paper Series now on SSRN
    Take a look at the exciting things BYU law faculty members are working on by subscribing to the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School Research Paper Series on SSRN.
Rank this Week: 136

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Jul 27

    "Evidence of Women" exhibit now online

    "Evidence of Women" exhibit now online
    A digital version of the exhibit “Evidence of Women: Women as Printers, Donors, and Owners of Law Texts” is now available online through the library’s eYLS portal. This digital version includes the images and labels of all…
  • Jun 26

    New Law Library Exhibit

    New Law Library Exhibit
    Yale Law Library exhibit: “Evidence of Women” ———————————————— New Yale Law Library exhibit… EVIDENCE OF WOMEN: WOMEN AS…
  • Jun 24

    Get your suitcase ready.

    Get your suitcase ready.
    To help you pack for your summer travels, consider this list written in the front of a copy of Jacob’s Law Grammar, perhaps by Nathan Sanford himself. Some essentials: Table Cloaths 4 Cravats 2 Pair of Draws 2 Vests Pair of Stockings 2…
Rank this Week: 122

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 130

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Jul 21

    Web of Science Update

    Web of Science Update
    A new update will be released on July 26, 2015 to Web of Science and during this time of scheduled maintenance, access may be intermittent. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Jul 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
  • Jul 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 150

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jul 30

    Law Librarians May Have Killed World’s Biggest Copyright Troll

    Law Librarians May Have Killed World’s Biggest Copyright Troll
    “We here at Above the Law appreciate law librarians. Staci attended the AALL’s recent conference and it was the law librarian community that kickstarted the Twitter phenomenon #lawlibpickuplines. But for all their invaluable…
  • Jul 30

    Amazon about to score $30M gig to sell e-books to N.Y.C. school kid

    Amazon about to score $30M gig to sell e-books to N.Y.C. school kid
    “The Department of Education is about to approve a $30 million contract with Amazon to create an e-book marketplace for New York City’s 1,800 public schools. The Amazon deal will be one of the D.O.E.’s most expensive…
  • Jul 30

    New Email Archive Tool to Sift Literary Legacie

    New Email Archive Tool to Sift Literary Legacie
    “The leather-bound diaries of a 19th-century high-school principal in southwestern India are helping change how archivists around the world handle email. As authors’ archives encompass fewer handwritten drafts and more digital…
Rank this Week: 215

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jun 25

    Reflection

    Reflection
    Originally posted on American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program:On reflection, the American Civil Rights Immersion Program maintained a three-pronged mission. To walk in the footsteps of the heroes of the historical Civil Rights…
  • Jun 12

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment
    Below is a letter I sent to students and parents of Phillips Academy in response to an unfortunate incident involving a group of our recent graduates. On Sunday, we celebrated Commencement in our 237th year under blue skies. We graduated…
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
Rank this Week: 229

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Jul 31

    What Kind of Computer do You Need for Law School?

    What Kind of Computer do You Need for Law School?
    Wondering what kind of computer you will need for law school? You will need a laptop that meets the requirements for the exam software used by our school, Exam 4. For more information about Exam 4, go to Exams on Computer FAQ. Discounts for…
  • Jul 30

    This Just In – Interviewing : 37 Ways to Have Unstoppable Confidence in Your Interview

    This Just In – Interviewing : 37 Ways to Have Unstoppable Confidence in Your Interview
    This book comes just in time for fall on-campus interviews.  It includes tips on how to prepare, what questions you should expect, what questions you should ask and more.  It is available for check out in Room A066, at call number…
  • Jul 29

    Upcoming Free Student Debt Webinar

    Upcoming Free Student Debt Webinar
    If you’re a law student or graduate and are concerned about paying back student loans, consider attending a free student debt webinar on Thursday, August 27 at 3:00 pm EDT sponsored by Equal Justice Works. The webinar will provide you…
Rank this Week: 236

The Gavel

The Gavel

Features legal and library news. By the Oklahoma City University Law Library.

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Mar 16

    Law Library After Hour

    Law Library After Hour
    The circulation desk will be open reduced hours, 8am – 5pm, during Spring Break, but even after the library staff goes home, you can still get help finding and checking out materials thanks to a couple of great library tools!……
  • Feb 12

    The Mystery Behind Mastery Monday

    The Mystery Behind Mastery Monday
    Want to increase your research skills but don’t have a lot of free time? The Oklahoma City University Law Library will be launching a new series of quick tutorials starting on Monday, February 16th! We call them Mastery Mondays, and…
  • Feb 6

    Black History Month: Law School Event

    Black History Month: Law School Event
    February 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month in the United States. The theme for 2015 is “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” (http://asalh100.org/black-history-themes/2015-theme/). The Oklahoma City…
Rank this Week: 253

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

http://wyolawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 62

    Summary 2014 WY 62
    Summary of Decision May 14, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed.Case Name: LEEKS CANYON RANCH, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; LEEKS CANYON, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; ELIZABETH LOCKHART and…
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 61

    Summary 2014 WY 61
    Summary of Decision May 12, 2014Justice Davis delivered the opinion for the court. Affirmed. Case Name: IN THE MATTER OF THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM OF: CHRISTINA S. HIRSCH, AN EMPLOYEE OF BORDER FOODS, INC. v. STATE OF WYOMING…
  • May 8

    Summary 2014 WY 60

    Summary 2014 WY 60
    Summary of Decision May 8, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: GILBERT ORTIZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0127URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District…
Rank this Week: 239

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 277

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 305

Biddleblog

Biddleblog

Shares the latest news and events at Biddle and legal research tips. By the librarians of the Biddle Law Library and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/library/
  • Mar 19

    Extra! Extra! NYTimes.com Access for Penn Law!

    Extra! Extra! NYTimes.com Access for Penn Law!
    Penn Law faculty, current students, and staff now have online access to the New York Times at NYTimes.com and through smartphone apps. Registration is required.
  • Mar 12

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review
    A look at the Penn Law Archives collection of the oldest continuously published law journal in the United States…
  • Mar 5

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014
    Biddle Law Library continues to acquire new print and electronic titles.Take a look at our recent acquisitions!
Rank this Week: 321

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Google Loogle

    Google Loogle
    In his post the "Great Google Debate", Mark Gediman suggested I was wise to not touch the debate on Google, and while I am happy to take the compliment, it also makes me wonder if somewhere down the road we (and by we, I mean those…
  • Jul 29

    The Great Google Debate or "I am not touching this"

    The Great Google Debate or "I am not touching this"
    I just returned from the AALL annual meeting in Philadelphia and had an interesting discussion with a colleague about Google.  First, let me set the scene: I was on a panel with Zena Applebaum and we had just answered a question about…
  • Jul 28

    Watson Graduates Law School, Returns to America

    Watson Graduates Law School, Returns to America
    We all know this coming of age story. A boy leaves home to study abroad, sows his wild oats, and returns home a grown man, wiser and ready to take on the world. Except this coming of age story has a bit of a twist. The boy is actually a…
Rank this Week: 481

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 31

    What’s Happening Charlotte – August 2015

    What’s Happening Charlotte – August 2015
    CELEBRATIONS AND FESTIVALS 8/1 – Bon Odori 2015 Japanese Festival ~ 8/15 – 16 – Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade ~ 8/23 – Sunday Afternoon in the Park ~ 8/27 – 30 – 4th Annual Charlotte Bachata &…
  • Jul 30

    Leading From Where You Are

    Leading From Where You Are
    “Stand up if you are a leader of anything,” was Kate Irwin-Smiler’s opening to the session. Of course, the question quickly raised by someone in the audience was whether our leadership was in our own estimation or whether it…
  • Jul 29

    Charlotte School of Law: Did You Know?

    Charlotte School of Law: Did You Know?
Rank this Week: 520

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jul 31

    Law Library Staff Night at Nationals Park – Pic of the Week

    Law Library Staff Night at Nationals Park – Pic of the Week
    On Tuesday, July 21, I had the delightful, albeit hot and humid experience, of enjoying a night out with my colleagues and our 2015 summer interns at Nationals Park to watch the Washington Nationals play against the New York Mets. If you have…
  • Jul 30

    Lessons Learned from the AALL Annual Conference in Philly

    Lessons Learned from the AALL Annual Conference in Philly
    This post is coauthored by Jeanine Cali and Andrew Weber. It seems like only yesterday we were running around Philadelphia for the annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries. The week before the conference, Kelly…
  • Jul 29

    An Interview with Antoine McDonald, Public Services Intern

    An Interview with Antoine McDonald, Public Services Intern
    Today’s interview is with Antoine McDonald, a summer intern working in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Rochester, New York where I graduated high school in…
Rank this Week: 501

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Jul 31

    Researching Legal Career

    Researching Legal Career
    The Researching Legal Careers guide points to resources about general career planning and covers career specialties such as elder law or tax law. You can also learn about business etiquette and how to interview successfully. Look for it under…
  • Jul 29

    Featured Database: National Moot Court Competition Library

    Featured Database: National Moot Court Competition Library
    Hein Online provides digital access to the winning records and briefs from the 1st– 65th annual National Moot Court Competitions.  Documents can be searched from 1950-2015 to find on point discussions from the briefs and…
  • Jul 26

    Today in Legal History: President Truman Signs National Security Act

    Today in Legal History: President Truman Signs National Security Act
    On July 26, 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, a central document in U.S. Cold War policy. The Act, which took more than a year to craft, directed a major reorganization of the foreign policy and military…
Rank this Week: 640

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jul 30

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Epstein on Intellectual Property

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Epstein on Intellectual Property
    Jenkins members have access to a variety of treatises on their desktop, including Epstein on Intellectual Property. This title includes chapters on a variety of intellectual property topics, including copyright, false advertising,…
  • Jul 28

    Terry Fromson to Receive 20/20 Vision Award at the 2015 ABA Chicago Annual Meeting

    Terry Fromson to Receive 20/20 Vision Award at the 2015 ABA Chicago Annual Meeting
    Congratulations to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence award recipients! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Commission and the passage of the Violence Against Women Act.  Terry L.…
  • Jul 23

    Jenkins’ Historical Collection: F. Carroll Brewster

    Jenkins’ Historical Collection: F. Carroll Brewster
    F. Carroll BrewsterFrederick Carroll Brewster (1825-1898) was a Philadelphia lawyer, City Solicitor, Court of Common Pleas judge, and Pennsylvania Attorney General. He authored a number of books, many of which are in the Jenkins Law Library…
Rank this Week: 526

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Will Pluto Remain A Dwarf Planet?

    Will Pluto Remain A Dwarf Planet?
    Further to our previous postshereand here, we report the following speculations as to whether recent discoveries regarding Pluto might lead to its reclassification. A more technical (in parts) but comprehensive overview of the issue awaits…
  • Jul 28

    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015
    Yesterday the U.S. State Department released this year's Trafficking in Persons Report, which reflects the Department's assessment of the human trafficking situation worldwide and provides a narrative for each country, summarizing and…
  • Jul 27

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!
    You have worked and studied hard in preparation for the Bar Exam.  Today get to where you need to be tomorrow, exercise, have a good dinner and a good night's rest.Good Luck!Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
Rank this Week: 575

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    Stop CISA

    Stop CISA
    By Elizabeth Holland Today, AALL joins a number a number of privacy advocates, civil liberties groups, security experts, and technology companies for a Day of Action in opposition to the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA, S. 754). Our…
  • Jul 24

    U.S. Copyright Office Belongs in the Library of Congre

    U.S. Copyright Office Belongs in the Library of Congre
    By Emily Feltren Last month, Representatives Tom Marino (R-Penn.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.) introduced a discussion draft of the Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act or CODE Act, which proposes to establish the Copyright Office as an…
  • Jul 1

    July Washington E-Bulletin

    July Washington E-Bulletin
    The July issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET. Special Annual Meeting Edition IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 2015, Issue 07 A LOOK AHEAD Policy Program Highlights ACT NOW Law Librarians Unite! Help Support Higher…
Rank this Week: 550

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Jul 27

    Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/27/2015

    Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/27/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: AC35870 - Stuart v. Blumenthal (Petition for new trial; claim that trial court abused discretion in denying petition for new trial; "The petitioner, Mark Stuart, appeals from the judgment of…
  • Jul 27

    Landlord/Tenant Appellate Court Opinion - 7/27/2015

    Landlord/Tenant Appellate Court Opinion - 7/27/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Landlord/Tenant Opinions Body: AC35834 - Southhaven Associates, LLC v. McMerlin, LLC (Breach of commercial lease agreement; "The defendant Francis G. Linn, guarantor of a commercial lease agreement, appeals from the…
  • Jul 27

    Employment Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/27/2015

    Employment Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/27/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Employment Opinions Body: AC36506 - Sidorova v. East Lyme Board of Education ("The plaintiff...appeals from the summary judgment rendered in favor of the defendants...in this action arising out of the termination of…
Rank this Week: 628

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

News & Announcements from the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke.

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Sunday, July 26 marked the silver anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark federal law which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. The ADA also created clear accessibility standards and…
  • Jul 17

    LoislawConnect: Legal Research Campus-Wide

    LoislawConnect: Legal Research Campus-Wide
    The Goodson Law Library has just added the legal research service LoislawConnect to its database subscriptions. The service includes federal and state case law, statutes, and regulations, as well as a large practitioner treatise library of…
  • Jul 9

    America's First Patent: 225 Years of History & Mystery

    America's First Patent: 225 Years of History & Mystery
    The Framers of the U.S. Constitution vested Congress with the power "[t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and…
Rank this Week: 523

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Jul 16

    Tech Thursday: Protecting Your Devices From Theft

    Tech Thursday: Protecting Your Devices From Theft
    These days we spend most of our efforts protecting our devices from spyware or viruses, but let's not forget about theft. In his article "How to: Protect your devices from theft", PC & Tech Authority's Mike Bedford writes: "Laptops,…
  • Jul 9

    Tech Thursday: New Email Account Theft Scam

    Tech Thursday: New Email Account Theft Scam
    The FTC’s Office of Technology Research and Investigation has issued a warning for a new email scam. Techlicious' Fox Van Allen writes "Beware of unsolicited text messages requesting verification codes. According to the United States…
  • Jul 2

    Tech Thursday: Locking Down Your Phone

    Tech Thursday: Locking Down Your Phone
    In this day and age, it's now more important than ever to make sure your Smartphone is safe from hacks and cyberattacks. ZDNet's article "Need to lock down your phone? These security apps are some of the best" lists six...
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Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    The Blog Goes on Vacation

    The Blog Goes on Vacation
    The blog is taking a brief break for the summer, but it will return! There may be periodic posts now and again, so feel free to check back. Anticipate regular posts again in the fall, and thank you for your readership.
  • Jul 2

    Fashion Law - Classes to Consider and Ohio Ties*

    Fashion Law - Classes to Consider and Ohio Ties*
    Fashion is huge business, and if you are remotely interested in it and still looking for a practice area to focus on, consider fashion law. Loyola Law School in Los Angeles has a fashion law center, and Fordham has just launched an LL.M. in…
  • Jun 30

    Judicious Close Reading

    Judicious Close Reading
    Last week brought us an example of close reading from the United States Supreme Court.  In King v. Burwell, the Affordable Care Act case, the justices explicated one key phrase:  "an Exchange established by the State." Close…
Rank this Week: 510

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015
    Here's a look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In June, the following experts added annotations to various pieces of legislation:Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson – Local Government Act, Oil & Gas Activities Act, Environmental…
  • Jun 26

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America
    Have you heard of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)? It's an ambitious project that aims to give free access to online collections in more than a thousand American libraries, archives and museums, and today it came one step closer…
  • Jun 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015
    Here's a quick look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In the month of May, annotations were added to the:Local Government Act by Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson Employment Standards Act by Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith…
Rank this Week: 769

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 507

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 503

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
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The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and resources. From the South Texas College of Law.

http://thefredparkslawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Library Intersession Hour

    Library Intersession Hour
    This is just a friendly reminder that the Fred Parks Law Library has begun Intersession hours. From August 1-August 15, 2015 our hours will be as follows:Opening HoursMon.-Sat.-- 8:30am-9:00pmSunday-- CLOSEDPatron Services…
  • Jul 13

    The Borders of Technology - Modria Resolution Center

    The Borders of Technology - Modria Resolution Center
    Modria is a company that's working on developing innovations in dispute resolution.  This much is clear, and so far there's nothing controversial.  EBay uses their systems to act as online dispute resolution - Modria's systems guide…
  • Jul 9

    The Supreme Play - Scalia/Ginsburg, Opera

    The Supreme Play - Scalia/Ginsburg, Opera
    Don't know what you're doing in the middle of  July?  Why not attend Scalia/Ginsburg at the Castleton Festival in Virginia, an opera covering the rather turbulent relationship between these two pillars of the American legal…
Rank this Week: 1141

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Nominations Open for ABA Joutrnal Annual List of the 100 Best Legal Blog

    Nominations Open for ABA Joutrnal Annual List of the 100 Best Legal Blog
    Every year, the ABA Journal selects a Blawg 100 list (2014 list) of the best legal blogs based on input from readers.It is time once again for nominations. Nominations can be sent in until the end of the day Aug. 16, 2015.Here are the…
  • Aug 1

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice July 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice July 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter
    The non-profit Canadian Forum on Access to Justice (CFCJ) has been publishing a monthly newsletter about Access to Justice since early 2013. The latest issue of the newsletter includes:an article on online divorcenews about the upcoming…
  • Jul 30

    Slaw Research Tips on Deep Linking

    Slaw Research Tips on Deep Linking
    Shaunna Mireau, Director of Knowledge Management and Process Improvement at the Alberta-based firm Field Law, has published a series of  Research Tips at Slaw.ca on how to create deep links to specific sub-collections in major Canadian…
Rank this Week: 1165

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    The USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guide

    The USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guide
    Things are changing in the patent world. The USPTO has issued new guidelines for patent eligibility to address public comments about the following six major themes: requests for additional examples, particularly for claims directed to…
  • Nov 25

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Open-Access-PolicyOn January 1, 2015, the Open Access Policy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be effective for all new agreements. A two-year embargo will be in…
  • Aug 7

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant
    Between Google circumventing in-depth research, dealing with budget constraints, understanding the changes driving customer behavior, and other challenges, librarians are facing a new world in which they must be adaptive.Join us Thursday,…
Rank this Week: 1259

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Jul 30

    Getting Schooled on New ABA Standards at the AALL Convention

    Getting Schooled on New ABA Standards at the AALL Convention
    Several BLS librarians attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries held in Philadelphia, PA, July 18-21, 2015.  Hundreds of law librarians, working in law schools, law firms, and courts, attend this annual…
  • Jul 22

    Legal Blogs – a.k.a. Blawgs – What Can They Do For You?

    Legal Blogs – a.k.a. Blawgs – What Can They Do For You?
    Are you looking for your first legal job and want to look like an expert in a particular practice area?  Maybe you just want to learn more about a specific legal issue, an area of law, or a certain industry, law firm, or company?…
  • Jul 16

    Try the International & Foreign Law Research seminar!

    Try the International & Foreign Law Research seminar!
    This fall, do you plan to: Write a paper on an international, comparative or foreign law topic? Source-check foreign statutes & cases for a journal? Develop your knowledge about an aspect of a foreign legal system that might be of…
Rank this Week: 1249

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Jul 30

    A Brush with History: Where were you when Louis Riel was tried?

    A Brush with History: Where were you when Louis Riel was tried?
    Deeds are not accomplished in a few days, or in a few hours. A century is only a spoke in the wheel of everlasting time – Louis Riel Two years ago, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John … Continue reading →
  • Jul 27

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015
    77 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 21 from 2015: Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation,… Daschuk, James W. 1961- E 78 C2 D37 2013 Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and…
  • Jul 27

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015
    77 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 21 from 2015: Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation,… Daschuk, James W. 1961- E 78 C2 D37 2013 Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and…
Rank this Week: 1042

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

Legal research tips & musings. By the Coleman Karesh Law Library.

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Jul 30

    Football & the Law

    Football & the Law
    In response to a rejection of Tom Brady’s appeal to his four game suspension following “Deflate-gate”, the National Football League Player’s Association filed a petition in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota…
  • Jul 29

    New Tools: LearnLeo

    New Tools: LearnLeo
    LearnLeo is an online platform that allows students to categorize case information and organize briefs and outlines easily.  It estimates that it saves law students on average of ten hours of work per week. LearnLeo allows students to…
  • Jul 28

    Today in History: US Senate Ratified the United Nations Charter

    Today in History: US Senate Ratified the United Nations Charter
    Seventy years ago today, on July 28, 1945, the United Nations Senate ratified the United Nations Charter in an 89 to 2 vote.  It was a significant moment in United States international relations, as the Senate had declined to ratify its…
Rank this Week: 1465

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1113

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

Covers rare legal books. From the Boston College Law Library.

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    The Otis Family: Part 3

    The Otis Family: Part 3
     Two previous posts showcased some of our Otis materials, which are largely related to the legal practice of James Otis, Sr. Otis was the father of the patriot James Otis, Jr., the poet and political writer Mercy Otis Warren, and the…
  • Jul 14

    Recent Acquisition: More from Joseph Story on Proposed Federal Bankruptcy Law

    Recent Acquisition: More from Joseph Story on Proposed Federal Bankruptcy Law
     A previous post introduced readers to the correspondence between Joseph Story and William Tudor. At the time of the letters, Story (1779-1845) was serving as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Tudor, who wanted to…
  • Jun 29

    New Acquisition: Commonplace Book of a Massachusetts Practitioner

    New Acquisition: Commonplace Book of a Massachusetts Practitioner
    This new acquisition is commonplace book filled in by Julian Abbot (1806-1891), a 19th century lawyer in Lowell, Massachusetts. The book, called the Index Rerum: Or Index of Subjects..., Northampton, MA,1836 (3rd edition), is essentially…
Rank this Week: 1414

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Jul 29

    Scanning Nuremberg: Blue grapes again and smoking gun #2

    Scanning Nuremberg: Blue grapes again and smoking gun #2
    Post by Matt Seccombe, originally written June 1, 2015 Scanning Nuremberg shares the observations and insights of Matt Seccombe, Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Manager/Document Analyst, as he analyzes documents for digitization as…
  • Jul 23

    Roof update!

    Roof update!
    We have an update on our ongoing roof replacement project! This weekend, probably on Saturday morning, the construction workers will be constructing a protective cover over the main entrance of Langdell Hall. There may be some…
  • Jul 21

    German Passports and Identification Documents: A History

    German Passports and Identification Documents: A History
    In browsing the library’s German stacks recently (“KK” call numbers – 3rd floor of the Lewis/ILS building) I discovered a very cool book: an illustrated history of German passports and identification documents…
Rank this Week: 1136

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jul 27

    New Books at the Law Library – July 27, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – July 27, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: LC1059 .I58 2015 British Columbia, Office of the Ombudsperson, In the Public Interest: Protecting Students Through Effective Oversight of Private Career Training Institutions (Victoria, B.C. : Office of the Ombudsperson,…
  • Jul 20

    New Books at the Law Library – July 20, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – July 20, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: B808.67 .P47 2015 Marina A.L. Oshana, Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression: Philosophical Perspectives (New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC1340 .E97 2015 Cornelius Van Der…
  • Jul 13

    New Books at the Law Library – July 13, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – July 13, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HQ759.45 .B69 2015 Susan B. Boyd, Dorothy E. Chunn, Fiona Kelly & Wanda Wiegers, Autonomous Motherhood?: A Socio-Legal Study of Choice and Constraint (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3:…
Rank this Week: 1159

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

Covers the latest trends and technology tools for Technical Services Law Librarians.

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    LC makes BIBFRAME training materials available

    LC makes BIBFRAME training materials available
    In preparation for its much-anticipated BIBFRAME cataloging pilot project, the Library of Congress has developed training materials for staff involved in the pilot, and made the first of three modules available online at…
  • Jul 23

    Conversations about RDA

    Conversations about RDA
    LJ INFOdocket reports that the Library of Congress has released an new series of training videos, "Conversations about RDA".   Topics include:Compare and contrast: AACR2 and RDA in the bibliographic recordUndifferentiated personal name…
  • Jun 24

    OBS/TS Joint Research Grant Contest has a winner

    OBS/TS Joint Research Grant Contest has a winner
    After a tightly contested race, the people have spoken. The contest to rename the OBS/TS-SIS Joint Research Grantclosed on June 5, and the winner is OBS/TS FROG (Funding Research Opportunities Grant).The winning entry was proposed by…
Rank this Week: 1065