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VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    VLA Council Meeting Sept 12, 2014

    VLA Council Meeting Sept 12, 2014
    by Terry Long  Jobline is profitable which indicates more jobs are available.Institutional memberships have increased.An audit was recently conducted of VLA’s finances and no irregularities were found. An audit …
  • Sep 19

    VALL Through the Eyes of the President

    VALL Through the Eyes of the President
    by Jane HarrisonBen Almoite, Librarian at the Virginia State Law Library in Richmond, Virginia, has already had a full professional calendar this year. He attended the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Leadership Academy in…
  • Sep 19

    Seeking Your VALL Memories!

    Seeking Your VALL Memories!
    The 30th Anniversary Committee is seeking your memories of VALL for inclusion in the VALL Memory Book. if you recall, Ben Almoite talked about this in his President's Message, and this was also discussed at the fall meeting at South…
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Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 2572

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
  • Sep 19

    Not All Research is Online (Part 2) – Pic of the Week

    Not All Research is Online (Part 2) – Pic of the Week
    Way back in April 2011 we published a Pic of the Week post showing Hanibal holding pages from an interesting-looking book.  We wanted to show that we use a wide range of print resources in our day-to-day research work – including…
  • Sep 18

    Photos from the Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign

    Photos from the Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign
    My friends and I were fortunate to be in Scotland during the run-up to today’s vote on the Scottish independence referendum. We read several articles about the referendum, but only began to grasp the various arguments for and against it…
  • Sep 17

    Global Legal Monitor: August Highlight

    Global Legal Monitor: August Highlight
    The Global Legal Monitor (GLM) is a good source for following legal developments around the world.  An excellent example of this is the range of topics covered by the GLM articles published in August, which included: Administrative…
Rank this Week: 561

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Sep 19

    100,000 Digitized Art History Materials from the Getty Research Institute Now Available in the Digital Public Library of America

    100,000 Digitized Art History Materials from the Getty Research Institute Now Available in the Digital Public Library of America
    “We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Digital Public Library of America. Launched in April 2013, the DPLA brings together millions of digitized books, artworks, and rare documents from American libraries, archives, and…
  • Sep 19

    Book ignites controversy at Oregon board meeting

    Book ignites controversy at Oregon board meeting
    “The story of a young woman growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution ignited controversy at an Oregon school board meeting. Some parents complained Tuesday night that students should not be allowed to read the book…
  • Sep 18

    Odilo raises $2.8M to help libraries lend books digitally

    Odilo raises $2.8M to help libraries lend books digitally
    “Odilo, a startup aiming to modernize brick-and-mortar libraries with digital lending services and inventory tech, today announced a $2.8 million funding round (€2.2M) led by Active Venture Partners. Based in Spain and the…
Rank this Week: 283

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Sep 19

    Mobile Apps for Law

    Mobile Apps for Law
    Check out this cool, totally updated database on Mobile Apps for Law.
  • Sep 18

    Harvard Law School Exam

    Harvard Law School Exam
    What an interesting thing to do!  Harvard Law School has posted all of the law school exams given at Harvard from 1871 to 1998. Here are the first 10 questions from an 1871 exam in Real Property. Thanks to the Volokh…
  • Sep 17

    Sources for World Constitution

    Sources for World Constitution
    Among the many resources available for researching foreign law (or the law of non-U.S. jurisdictions), one of the most important is constitutions. To help locate constitutional texts, the law library subscribes to two premium databases:…
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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/
  • Sep 19

    Browser Privacy

    Browser Privacy
    Sometimes, I just don't want to be noticed.  When that is the case, I turn to another virtual furry critter - Privacy Badger . This browser add-on was recently introduced (in its beta version) by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.…
  • Sep 18

    Department of Justice Releases Report on Police Body-Worn Camera

    Department of Justice Releases Report on Police Body-Worn Camera
    Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice released a report that details its recommendations and warnings regarding the use of body-worn cameras by police.Click here to read the story, and here is the link to the report (opens…
  • Sep 17

    Record Numer of Court Orders for Surveillance Recieved by DOJ in 2013

    Record Numer of Court Orders for Surveillance Recieved by DOJ in 2013
    "The U.S. Department of Justice obtained a record number of court orders last year in criminal investigations for information about who people were communicating with by phone and email." "The U.S. Marshals Service sought more orders last…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 19

    Cyberbullying, Social Media Networks and Sentencing: The Alberta Court of Appeal Strikes a Hard Blow in R v Mackie

    Cyberbullying, Social Media Networks and Sentencing: The Alberta Court of Appeal Strikes a Hard Blow in R v Mackie
    How should the courts determine appropriate sentences for online predators who victimize vulnerable children through various forms of cyberbullying? This was the question put squarely to the Alberta Court of Appeal in R v Mackie 2014 ABCA…
  • Sep 19

    Parlez-Vous Français? How to Practice Your French, and Other Foreign Language Immersion Tip

    Parlez-Vous Français? How to Practice Your French, and Other Foreign Language Immersion Tip
    I’ve been trying to prepare for the IFLA conference in Lyon, France for months. IFLA is the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and I don’t recall ever attending one of their meetings. But I thought…
  • Sep 19

    The Friday Fillip: Venom and Vanity

    The Friday Fillip: Venom and Vanity
    Here’s an incongruity — at least it seems so to me. The world’s most expensive substance is used in one of the most trivial ways possible. The substance? Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox. The BBC says it costs…
Rank this Week: 37

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    PA legislators pass UELMA

    PA legislators pass UELMA
    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved SB 601, a bill adopting the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA). The bill's purpose is: "Amending Titles 44 (Law and Justice) and 45 (Legal Notices) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated…
  • Sep 3

    CALI Time Trial II

    CALI Time Trial II
    Did you enjoy playing with your CALI Time Trial cards last year? Or did you go directly to the fiendishly captivating online version, available on the CALI website?  Well there is an all new set of Time Trial cards - available for free…
  • Sep 3

    More on the PACER brouhaha

    More on the PACER brouhaha
    There has been a fair bit of negative commentary about the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts recent announcement that a whole bunch of case dockets have been removed from PACER in preparation for their move to a new, updated system.…
Rank this Week: 991

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/
  • Sep 19

    Ignoring Court Rules...Not Just for Less Experienced Attorneys!

    Ignoring Court Rules...Not Just for Less Experienced Attorneys!
    Judicial opinions addressing publicly and for all time the misdeeds of attorneys (i.e., a bench slap) are not uncommon. Whether its for poor legal writing or a brief riddled with inaccuracies that seem to amount to outright lies, judges hold…
  • Sep 17

    Celebrate Constitution Day

    Celebrate Constitution Day
    Although the Constitution has been around for more than 200 years, Constitution Day is a relatively new phenomenon.  As the Senate explains: "To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956…
  • Sep 15

    Asking for Help

    Asking for Help
    We have one more story to add to the list of attorneys with mental health and addiction issues. Unfortunately, it's less frequent that we have stories of recovery to post, though a blog post from a few months back did highlight one attorney's…
Rank this Week: 729

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Sep 19

    Today in Legal History: President James A. Garfield Dies, Leading to Famous Insanity Defense Trial

    Today in Legal History: President James A. Garfield Dies, Leading to Famous Insanity Defense Trial
    President James A. Garfield died on September 19, 1881, after serving less than half a year in office. President Garfield died at a New Jersey seaside location, where he was recovering from two bullet wounds he suffered on July 2, 1881.…
  • Sep 18

    Investing in the Future: Working with Youth at Seattle University

    Investing in the Future: Working with Youth at Seattle University
    Social Justice Monday – September 15, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern This Social Justice Monday facilitated an engaging presentation on some issues local youth face and how students can engage with them through…
  • Sep 17

    Group Study Room

    Group Study Room
    Many of you are working on group projects or are involved in collaborative study.  You might consider reserving a group study room in the law library. You can sign up in advance through the library website. Groups have priority over…
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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: 2

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Sep 19

    Twitter Chat on Open Legislative Data, September 19, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern

    Twitter Chat on Open Legislative Data, September 19, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern
    A Twitter chat on the topic, “how to open your state and local legislature with open-source software, open data, and the help of the Free Law Founders,” is being held 19 September 2014, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time,…
  • Sep 19

    Legal transactional hackathon: Code the Deal: 19-21 September 2014, NYC: Links and resource

    Legal transactional hackathon: Code the Deal: 19-21 September 2014, NYC: Links and resource
    Code the Deal, a legal transactional hackathon, is scheduled to be held 19-21 September 2014, in New York City. The event is organized by Legal Hackers and Nixon Peabody. Twitter hashtags for the event include #codethedeal and #legalhack Here…
  • Sep 18

    Maharg: Technology in legal ethics scholarship and education

    Maharg: Technology in legal ethics scholarship and education
    Paul Maharg of Australian National University has posted slides of a presentation entitled The wrong story: legal education, ethics and shared space regulation, given recently at the University of Denver College of Law in Denver, Colorado,…
Rank this Week: 72

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Sep 18

    Legislative Actions to Repeal, Defund, or Delay the Affordable Care Act

    Legislative Actions to Repeal, Defund, or Delay the Affordable Care Act
    CRS – Legislative Actions to Repeal, Defund, or Delay the Affordable Care Act, C. Stephen Redhead, Specialist in Health Policy; Janet Kinzer, Information Research Specialist. September 12, 2014. “Congress is…
  • Sep 18

    New Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance

    New Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance
    White House: “Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report to the President, Combating Antibiotic Resistance. The report was released simultaneously with a National…
  • Sep 18

    IG Report – Millions Wasted on Communication Towers in Afghanistan

    IG Report – Millions Wasted on Communication Towers in Afghanistan
    Jessica Murphy - POGO: “According to a new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the State Department paid $6.5 million for six communication towers that were never used as…
Rank this Week: 91

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    September 2014 Issue of Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World

    September 2014 Issue of Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World
    The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World newsletter, published by Library and Archives Canada (LAC), highlights issues pertaining to government and recordkeeping practices in the public and private sectors around the world.The…
  • Sep 17

    New European Court of Human Rights Factsheet

    New European Court of Human Rights Factsheet
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has published a series of Factsheets that describe important jurisprudence of the institution on a number of subjects. The ECHR recently added new Factsheets on: Armed…
  • Sep 16

    American Association of Law Libraries Report on Access to Justice

    American Association of Law Libraries Report on Access to Justice
    The American Association of Law Libraries recently released a report of a special committee it formed on Law Libraries and Access to Justice. It describes how law libraries can foster greater access to justice in society:"From the…
Rank this Week: 2626

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features news, tips, and information about Oregon legal research.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
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Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
Rank this Week: 731

CWSL Library News

CWSL Library News

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/library/
  • Sep 18

    Bill Bookheim Languages of the World Dictionary Collection

    Bill Bookheim Languages of the World Dictionary Collection
    Here in the CWSL Librar we are extremely proud of one of our new collections.  These dictionaries are all found in a single location in the Library’s Reference Collection on the first floor of the library and are great for…
  • Sep 17

    Library Guide

    Library Guide
    The library provides guides to assist in using library resources as well as researching specific areas of law. The newest addition is the Immigration Law Lib Guide but there are many more available.  They are an invaluable tool and can…
  • Sep 16

    Check out this month’s CWSL 90th…

    Check out this month’s CWSL 90th Anniversary display
Rank this Week: 2167

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
  • Sep 18

    Cohabitation Agreements in Connecticut - 2014 edition

    Cohabitation Agreements in Connecticut - 2014 edition
    Category: FYI;Legal Research;Self-Help Body: The 2014 edition of Cohabitation Agreements in Connecticut has been posted to our research guides page. Published: 9/18/2014 4:00 PM
  • Sep 15

    Administrative Appeal Supreme Court Opinion - 9/15/2014

    Administrative Appeal Supreme Court Opinion - 9/15/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Administrative Appeals Opinions Body: SC19090, SC19091 - FairwindCT, Inc. v. Connecticut Siting Council ("This appeal arises from two petitions for declaratory rulings that the defendant BNE Energy, Inc. (BNE),…
  • Sep 15

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinion - 9/15/2014

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinion - 9/15/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: AC36030 - Robaczynski v. Robaczynski ("The defendant...appeals from the judgment of the trial court denying his motion for postjudgment modification of unallocated family support and other…
Rank this Week: 4326

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/
  • Sep 18

    We Cannot Keep New Business Intake In a Vacuum

    We Cannot Keep New Business Intake In a Vacuum
    736-hp VW Golf Toby Brown and I have had a number of discussions over the past few months on how law firms gather information during the new business intake (NBI) process. Toby comments that all of the focus on NBI is process driven, and…
  • Aug 12

    Let CI Be Your Guide

    Let CI Be Your Guide
    Someone asked me recently why I think more and more law firms are creating CI roles or increasing their CI capacity, encouraging their BD and Library staff to work more closely so forth. I didn't really have a good answer on the spot, "cause…
  • Jul 29

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound
    For those of you that attend the ILTA conferences, you may be aware of the (in)famous band called Legal Bytes. Legal Bytes is the world's only band made up entirely of current and former Chief Information Officers from law firms. At this…
Rank this Week: 888

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Covers laws and cases, with a focus on Cincinnati and Ohio. By the Cincinnati Law Library Association.

http://cincinnatilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Strip mining may be permissible in Ohio wildlife areas, rules Ohio Supreme Court

    Strip mining may be permissible in Ohio wildlife areas, rules Ohio Supreme Court
    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled yesterday that strip mining may be permissible in Ohio's state parks and other wildlife areas, according to an article in the Columbus Dispatch. The case before it, Snyder v. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources,…
  • Sep 18

    Professionalism Commission releases "Dos and Don'ts" of legal writing

    Professionalism Commission releases "Dos and Don'ts" of legal writing
    The Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism released the most recent publication in its Professionalism Dos and Don'ts series last week. The newest guide is Professionalism Dos and Don'ts: Legal Writing, which focuses on…
  • Sep 16

    Federal judge strikes down Ohio's ban on lying in political campaign

    Federal judge strikes down Ohio's ban on lying in political campaign
    A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio struck down Ohio laws that ban lying in political campaigns last Thursday. Judge Timothy Black found that the laws were "more burdensome than necessary to accomplish…
Rank this Week: 2587

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/
  • Sep 18

    Join Us at Our Open House Tomorrow, Sept. 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Join Us at Our Open House Tomorrow, Sept. 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    We are proud here at The Cleveland Law Library, and tomorrow, we are showcasing our resources at our Annual Open House. Please join us from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for tours of our facility and information about our collection...
  • Sep 18

    Tech Thursday: Antivirus Software

    Tech Thursday: Antivirus Software
    It's always a good idea to keep your antivirus software up-to-date, and the fall season is a good time to start, because software vendors will be releasing their 2015 versions soon. To help you with that process, PC Magazines's Neil...
  • Sep 4

    Tech Thursday: Email Hacked? Here's What To Do

    Tech Thursday: Email Hacked? Here's What To Do
    First, don't panic! CNET's Sharon Profis lists the steps you should take when it happens and what you can do to prevent future attacks. You can read her article "What to do if your email gets hacked (and how to...
Rank this Week: 2586

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/
  • Sep 18

    Cyberlaw Research Guide

    Cyberlaw Research Guide
    Interested in computers, cybercrime, internet law, privacy? Then check out our updated Cyberlaw Research Guide. Cyber Law is “the area of law dealing with the use of computers and the Internet and the exchange of communications and…
  • Sep 18

    What’s In A Name? Pronouncing Your Client’s Name Right

    What’s In A Name? Pronouncing Your Client’s Name Right
    Cultural competency is increasingly vital to business and social interactions in the United States. As an attorney, you’re likely to interact with judges, co-counsel and clients who have surnames that are unfamiliar to you. You might…
  • Sep 17

    Free Patent and Trademark Seminar

    Free Patent and Trademark Seminar
    A Free Public Seminar for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Educators, Students and Legal Professionals. Tuesday, September 23, 2014 is being held at the Cleveland Public Library Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium 525 Superior Avenue Cleveland, Ohio from…
Rank this Week: 935

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Printing to the Library Printers from Your Laptop

    Printing to the Library Printers from Your Laptop
    Printing to the Library Printers from Your Laptop If you would like to send print jobs to the law library printers, here is some information that will likely come in handy for you:How do I print from my laptop?You need to download the…
  • Sep 17

    Commemorate Constitution Day!

    Commemorate Constitution Day!
    September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, to "commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens" (36 USC…
  • Sep 17

    The Law of Cheese

    The Law of Cheese
    If you're a new 1L at UW Law, you likely visited the law library for some pizza earlier this week.  As you munched on your cheesy pizza while surrounded by legal resources, did you stop to think about how the law and cheese might…
Rank this Week: 4296

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law…

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law Library Blog

Covers legal news, legal resources, and library information. From the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

http://www.law.indiana.edu/lawlibrary/blawg
  • Sep 18

    Scottish Independence Vote Today

    Scottish Independence Vote Today
    Polls opened in Scotland this morning for a vote on the recent Scottish Independence Referendum. Scotland is considering leaving the United Kingdom. The referendum has been in the works since 2011. A key step in the process came with the…
  • Sep 17

    Roving the Repository: The US Constitution at IU Law

    Roving the Repository: The US Constitution at IU Law
    If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Law School’s Digital Repository, I would highly  encourage you to do so.  Not only do we house electronic versions of every issue of every law journal that has been hosted at…
  • Aug 20

    Welcome New Student

    Welcome New Student
    Welcome to the new 1L class, and congratulations on starting orientation today! We hope that you have a wonderful law school experience. All of us at the Law Library will do everything that we can to make your time here both rewarding and…
Rank this Week: 4322

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

Musings from the librarians of the Cornell Law Library on library resources, research tips and news.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Sep 18

    Scholarship@Cornell Law: Handbook on Juvenile Law in Zambia

    Scholarship@Cornell Law: Handbook on Juvenile Law in Zambia
    As mentioned in the Law School’s Spotlight series last week, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and the International Human Rights Clinic, both of Cornell Law School, and the Center for Law and Justice recently released a new…
  • Sep 15

    Financial Times Online Access Now Available

    Financial Times Online Access Now Available
    The Law Library is pleased to announce that current Cornell faculty, students, and staff may now create Financial Times (FT.com) online accounts at no charge. To create your account, while on campus (using either Cornell eduroam or Red Rover,…
  • Sep 9

    New Books List for September 2014

    New Books List for September 2014
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street…
Rank this Week: 2749

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/
  • Sep 18

    Throwback Thursday

    Throwback Thursday
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistDid you know that there used to be skits performed at the Barrister's Ball? By the faculty and staff? Here's proof from 1985: How many of these folks can you…
  • Sep 16

    Collection Spotlight for Prospective and Current Student

    Collection Spotlight for Prospective and Current Student
    Now Appearing in the Library!Law School : Getting In, Getting Out, Getting Onby Michael AriensCarolina Academic Press, 2010KF 283 .A75 2010   Main4
  • Sep 10

    Collection Spotlight - New Book!

    Collection Spotlight - New Book!
    Now Appearing in the Library!Time and Workplace Management for Lawyersby Dr. Amy L. JarmonAmerican Bar Association, 2013KF 315 .J37 2013 Main4From the Introduction: "The purpose of this book is to provide strategiesthat will help you gain…
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The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Sep 18

    Job Hunting?

    Job Hunting?
    by Meghan Starr If you are thinking about life after law school or preparing for a summer job, check out the Law Library’s new display on interviewing (just past the reference desk).   The Librarians have pulled together some…
  • Sep 15

    Law Library’s Collection

    Law Library’s Collection
    By Mark Stuckey You may be like me and view the Law Library as merely a sensory deprivation chamber, to drown out the distractions of the outside world, so you can get at least some of the school work done that you should have been doing for…
  • Sep 12

    Struggling to find a research topic?

    Struggling to find a research topic?
    It is that time of year when many law students need to pick a research topic. One time-honored method for finding a topic is to look at circuit splits and see if an issue sparks your interest. Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg BNA have made finding…
Rank this Week: 500

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Sep 18

    WE’RE HAVING A FIRE…..sale! The Law Library of Congress Moves to a Temporary Location.

    WE’RE HAVING A FIRE…..sale! The Law Library of Congress Moves to a Temporary Location.
    The Law Library of Congress is revamping their reading room which means that visitors will find things are shifting around a bit temporarily. Operations will be moving to the ground floor of the Madison building while the reading room is…
  • Sep 16

    Restoring Lost Lambs to the Fold: completing the Lord Eldon Library

    Restoring Lost Lambs to the Fold: completing the Lord Eldon Library
    Over the course of the last year the Georgetown Law Library has been able to acquire two significant additions to the Lord Eldon Library Collection: Francis Plowden’s 1803 An historical review of the state of Ireland; and, Lord…
  • Sep 12

    Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History now on HeinOnline

    Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History now on HeinOnline
    Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History is now available and fully searchable on HeinOnline. Congressional hearings, reports and other documents about the federal judiciary make up this multi-volume set, which until now, was only in…
Rank this Week: 2083

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
  • Sep 18

    CSL Paralegal Certificate Program: Spring 2015

    CSL Paralegal Certificate Program: Spring 2015
    Paralegal Certificate Program (PCP) Charlotte School of Law’s Professional Education Division is offering a six-month Paralegal Certificate Program that includes internship opportunities. Program Dates: January 12 – May 28, 2015…
  • Sep 18

    Come Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day with Us on September 19th!!!

    Come Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day with Us on September 19th!!!
    Greetin’s and salutations me hearties! Plan t’ join us in t’ Library on Friday, September 19, as we celebrate Several activities have been planned, including: Professor Tony Ketron will be speakin’ about modern day…
  • Sep 17

    ALR Student’s Corner: Shuford North Carolina Civil Practice and Procedure with Appellate Advocacy

    ALR Student’s Corner: Shuford North Carolina Civil Practice and Procedure with Appellate Advocacy
    Introduction A legal treatise is a scholarly legal publication that contains in-depth information related to a particular area of law. Legal treatises are authoritative secondary sources written by scholars for the purposes of providing…
Rank this Week: 289

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Sep 17

    Why Thomas Jefferson is Never the Way to Go

    Why Thomas Jefferson is Never the Way to Go
    Can we talk? Perhaps it’s the passing of Joan Rivers that has made it so apparent, but there have been a lot of fashion faux pas going on these days in court. Oh who am I kidding? We’ve definitely been here before as evidenced…
  • Sep 12

    Help Haven House!

    Help Haven House!
    SUNY Buffalo Law Domestic Violence and International Women’s Rights Clinic is partnering with the Charles B. Sears Law Library to offer much needed supplies to Haven House, a local shelter for survivors of domestic violence. What we…
  • Sep 8

    Pin Your Hometown!

    Pin Your Hometown!
    The next time you find yourself on the 7th floor, head to the wall opposite the stairwell to check out our new map display. And while you are there be sure to pin your hometown! The pushpins are color-coded by class year and we have separate…
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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/
  • Sep 17

    Happy Constitution Day!

    Happy Constitution Day!
    September 17 is Constitution Day, a day we celebrate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 in Philadelphia.  As a researcher, I’m drawn to thinking about the history and the sources surrounding important documents like…
  • Sep 10

    Legal Info. Overload

    Legal Info. Overload
    Researchers deal with a consistent problem these days – legal information overload.  The sheer amount of legal information can be overwhelming, especially for new researchers.  While the abundance of legal information…
  • Aug 27

    New Classroom

    New Classroom
    As many of you know, the library’s room 275/76 was one of several areas under construction this summer.  Room 275/76 was originally the library’s computer lab, but as laptops become common the space was better used as a…
Rank this Week: 4302

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
  • Sep 17

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Robinson v. Billings Clinic

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Robinson v. Billings Clinic
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0174, 2014 MT 252N, JACK L. ROBINSON, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. BILLINGS CLINIC; CBB COLLECTIONS; EXPERIAN INFORMATION SERVICES,…
  • Sep 17

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of A.S.W.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of A.S.W.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0144, 2014 MT 251N, IN THE MATTER OF: A.S.W., Youth in Need of Care.
  • Sep 17

    OPINION: Marks v. 71 Ranch

    OPINION: Marks v. 71 Ranch
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION DA 13-0489, 2014 MT 250, DONALD C. MARKS, Objector and Appellant, v. 71 RANCH, LP, Claimant and Appellee.
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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
  • Sep 17

    Legal Scholarship on Race and Civil Rights—Ann Arbor, MI

    Legal Scholarship on Race and Civil Rights—Ann Arbor, MI
    The Michigan Journal of Race & Law celebrates its 20th anniversary with The Highest Tribute, a symposium reflecting on the creation and evolution of the Journal and the state of legal scholarship on race and civil rights today, Fri.,…
  • Sep 16

    Call for Papers: Privacy and International Law

    Call for Papers: Privacy and International Law
    The Utrecht Journal of International and European Union Law invites submissions for a special edition on Privacy under International and European Law. The submission deadline is Sept. 30, 2014. See Utrecht Journal Call for Papers –…
  • Sep 16

    Supreme Court Fellows Program

    Supreme Court Fellows Program
    The Supreme Court Fellows Program invites applications for fellows to engage for one year in the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, or the United…
Rank this Week: 23

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Sep 17

    BLS Library Research Fair: September 30, 2014

    BLS Library Research Fair: September 30, 2014
    The 3rd annual Library Research Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  The fair will be held in the Student Lounge from 12Noon to 3:00pm.  Representatives from the following companies will be here to demonstrate their…
  • Sep 16

    Effron on Future of Forum Non Convenien

    Effron on Future of Forum Non Convenien
    Brooklyn Law School Professor of Law Robin Effron has posted on SSRN Atlantic Marine and the Future of Forum Non Conveniens. In December of 2013, the US Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision upholding a general contractor’s ability…
  • Sep 12

    Constitution Day

    Constitution Day
    Wednesday, September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day according to 36 U.S.C. 106 which states its purpose “to commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of…
Rank this Week: 1418

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/
  • Sep 17

    Library Fest reminder and grand prize

    Library Fest reminder and grand prize
    The countdown to this year’s Love Your Library Fest is just two days! We hope to see you on Friday from 2-5pm in the Library for activities, games, an exhibit, chances to meet some legal information vendors, candy, and learning a…
  • Sep 16

    The Scottish Independence Referendum

    The Scottish Independence Referendum
    As you may know, on Thursday Scotland will vote on whether or not to remain part of the United Kingdom. Some estimates put the number of voters registered to participate in the referendum at over 4 million, which is more than 95% of…
  • Sep 16

    New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law

    New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce its new exhibit Life Beyond the Law: Exploring Student Life Outside the Harvard Law School Classroom is now on view in the Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall. This…
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Out of the Jungle

Out of the Jungle

Thoughts on the present and future of legal information, legal research, and legal education. From Jim Milles, BJ Kaufman, Betsy McKenzie, Linda Ryan, Marie S. Newman, Greg Laughlin, Ann Puckett, Gail Daly and Jacqueline Cantwell.

http://outofthejungle.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Two interesting articles on reading showed…

    Two interesting articles on reading showed up yesterday. I couldn't resist. The New York Times ran an article by Alexandra Alter, "Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly." Readers (or writers) of poetry know that poems have a structure…
  • Sep 7

    Why do the vendors roll out new versions in September??!!

    Why do the vendors roll out new versions in September??!!
    This year, Lexis has chosen to roll out a new version of Lexis Advance on September 8! Why thank you guys!Isn't that just the most thoughtful thing?Librarians and teachers around the world are just loving having a brand new version that they…
  • Sep 5

    Regulatory Activism

    Regulatory Activism
    The public is commenting on proposed federal rules in record numbers, according to a story entitled "Federal Agencies Are Flooded by Comments on New Rules," published in the Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2014.  For instance, the…
Rank this Week: 1962

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law…

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law Librarian's Blog

Features library news, tips on new resources, links to useful web sites and more.

http://birkbecklibrarylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    New look library subject guide

    New look library subject guide
     The library subject guide for Law & Criminology has been revamped, and can be found at:http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/subguides/  Particularly recommended for new students wanting to find out about our collections and services.
  • Sep 12

    Opening hour

    Opening hour
    Ahead of the start of term, from tomorrow Saturday 13th September, the library will be open, and staffed from 10am - 6pm at the weekend and 10am - 10.30pm during the week. We return to term time hours on Monday 22nd September. Details of…
  • Aug 14

    For new students - understanding the different elements of a case

    For new students - understanding the different elements of a case
    With A-level results out today, and clearing swinging into action, I thought that the following may be useful to those wanting to do some pre-course preparation. Designed as a resource to accompany the text Strong, How to Write Law Essays and…
Rank this Week: 4339

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 17

    Practical Law Student Ambassador vacancy

    Practical Law Student Ambassador vacancy
    Practical Law is recruiting a student ambassador to represent and promote Practical Law services at the University of Law, Guildford, from mid-September to the end of May 2015.  Applications are welcome from current students.  The…
  • Sep 16

    Are you really taking it all in?

    Are you really taking it all in?
    Take time to assess your learning style…reading from screens may not suit us all. Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds  
  • Sep 15

    LexisLibrary and Westlaw training dates now on Elite

    LexisLibrary and Westlaw training dates now on Elite
    Westlaw and LexisLibrary database training sessions are now on Elite. Either go to My Guildford/Sign up and Events or click on the Library Training tab above. This will take you to the same page on Elite. Don’t forget to sign…
Rank this Week: 143

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Sep 17

    Today -- Research Workshop: Law Library Tour, Wednesday, September 17, 3:10 pm

    Today -- Research Workshop: Law Library Tour, Wednesday, September 17, 3:10 pm
    Tour the Law Library (with a Law Librarian) Today, Wednesday, September 17
  • Sep 11

    The Panama map puzzle

    The Panama map puzzle
    I picked up a volume to catalog that until recently was in the the Los Angeles County Law Library. We acquired it at auction in London in the spring 2014. The title is De mercatura decisiones, et tractatus varii et di rebus ad eam…
  • Sep 11

    Disappearing Cases on PACER (and how to find them)

    Disappearing Cases on PACER (and how to find them)
    In preparing to implement the “next generation of the judiciary’s Case Management / Electronic Case Files System”, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts recently eliminated access to closed cases from four U.S. Courts…
Rank this Week: 4286

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Featured Resources: Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

    Featured Resources: Associate Justice Antonin Scalia
    Below is a selection of titles authored by or related to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. These books, and many similar resources, are included in the Law Library's collection.  Scalia dissents : writings of the Supreme Court's…
  • Sep 12

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  • Sep 11

    Remembering 9/11

    Remembering 9/11
    On this 13th anniversary, we remember the victims of 9/11.We honor the firefighters, police officers, and paramedics who rushed in to save others. We grieve the loss of the many military men and women who gave their lives in the days and…
Rank this Week: 4338

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Sep 17

    HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY!

    HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY!
    Today is the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Pursuant to 36 U.S.C. §106, September 17 is designated as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day”, and under 36 U.S.C. §108,…
  • Aug 28

    HOW MANY TITLES ARE IN THE U.S. CODE . . . AND WHO DECIDES?

    HOW MANY TITLES ARE IN THE U.S. CODE . . . AND WHO DECIDES?
    If your answer is 51, then you will only be correct until September 1. Starting next month the U.S. Code will extend to include Title 52. Title 52, “Voting and Election” will cover federal election statutes under three subtitles:…
  • Aug 27

    LABOR DAY 2014

    LABOR DAY 2014
    The Law Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1. Weekend hours remain unchanged. Want more information about Labor Day? The U.S. Department of Labor website is a good place to start. The DOL also provides…
Rank this Week: 1476

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
  • Sep 16

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisenew

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisenew
    A system maintenance for Wisenews / Wisers Service Platforms has been scheduled on Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 from 18:00 to 23:15 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable. addthis_url =…
  • Sep 7

    Temporary Suspension of China INFOBANK and Soshoo Online Database Service

    Temporary Suspension of China INFOBANK and Soshoo Online Database Service
    China INFOBANK (中國資訊行) and Soshoo Online Database Service may be temporarily suspended owing to emergency problems of the network system in the Beijing Data centre. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.…
  • Sep 2

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source
    Spotlight Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States The once-tiny population of Vietnamese immigrants in the United States has grown to become the country’s sixth largest foreign-born group in the span of several decades, with the…
Rank this Week: 787

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

Law school information and legal research blog of the Mendik Library of New York Law School.

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Sep 16

    Happy Constitution Day

    Happy Constitution Day
    Constitution Week was first established in 1956 to encourage Americans to learn more about the world’s longest surviving written charter of government.   Later in 2004, Constitution Day was created to encourage public schools…
  • Aug 29

    And the Winners are . . .

    And the Winners are . . .
    We are pleased to announce the winners of our Legally Clueless Info Hunt held last Thursday, August 28. Congratulations to: Juliet Knapp-Vega, Barbie Melendez, John Michalski, Amelia Maddox, Kevin McLafferty, Daniel Oquendo, Kyle Reed, and…
  • Aug 26

    Learn . . . and Win!

    Learn . . . and Win!
    Have you submitted your Legally Clueless Info Hunt entry?  The deadline is fast approaching.  The drawing is this Thursday, August 28, 5:45 pm, outside the Library. We’ll be awarding lots of prizes, including NYLS t-shirts,…
Rank this Week: 2706

Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Sep 16

    Pace Law Library Announces New Sustainability Initiative Bottles for Book

    Pace Law Library Announces New Sustainability Initiative Bottles for Book
    This fall the Pace Law Library instituted a new sustainability and fundraising initiative, Bottles for Books.  Since the Law Library’s renovation, food and drinks have been allowed in the stacks and study spaces.  However,…
  • Sep 5

    New U.S. Code Title 52: Voting and Election

    New U.S. Code Title 52: Voting and Election
    The U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Law Revision Counsel recently announced new  Title 52 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), titled Voting and Elections. Unlike Title 51, National and  Commercial Space Programs, which…
  • Sep 4

    Environmental Report Roundup August 2014

    Environmental Report Roundup August 2014
    Below please find a list of select environmental reports published in August 2014. Congressional Research Service Reports Climate Change and Existing Law: A Survey of Legal Issues Past, Present, and Future, August 20, 2014 Clean Coal Loan…
Rank this Week: 3284

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Sep 16

    How useful is the EU’s gift to libraries?

    How useful is the EU’s gift to libraries?
    On Thursday the European Union’s Court of Justice issued an opinion that allows libraries to digitize books in their holdings and make those digital copies accessible, on site, to patrons.  In a way, this is a remarkable ruling…
  • Sep 2

    MOOCs and student learning

    MOOCs and student learning
    Now that the MOOC on Copyright for Educators and Librarians has finished its first run, it seems like a good time to post some reflections on what I learned from the experience. The first thing I learned is that offering a MOOC takes a lot of…
  • Aug 13

    Who owns that journal? — an update

    Who owns that journal? — an update
    Earlier this year I wrote about a lawsuit involving the Duke University Press and their dispute with the Social Science History Association over who would control the journal Social Science History. A decision from the trial court in North…
Rank this Week: 1319