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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
  • Jul 24

    CFP: IP or Internet Law for Kentucky Law Journal Online

    CFP: IP or Internet Law for Kentucky Law Journal Online
    The Kentucky Law Journal Online has issued a call for papers in the areas of intellectual property or Internet law. Articles for Kentucky Law Journal Online are 5,000 words or less and generally do not exceed 60 footnotes. Articles should…
  • Jul 24

    Intellectual Properties, or The Materialities of Communicative Production—Twin Cities, MN

    Intellectual Properties, or The Materialities of Communicative Production—Twin Cities, MN
    The University of Minnesota‘s Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature presents The 3rd Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference, Intellectual Properties, or The Materialities of Communicative…
  • Jul 24

    Jul. 23 Colloquia/Workshop

    Jul. 23 Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Karen Sneddon (Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law)
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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/
Rank this Week: 2552

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 24

    European Court of Human Rights Factsheet

    European Court of Human Rights Factsheet
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg decides thousands of cases every year on an unimaginably vast range of topics. And it has often heard cases on controversial subjects years before Canadian courts have…
  • Jul 24

    Accessing Personal Information in Legal Opinion

    Accessing Personal Information in Legal Opinion
    A recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union found that the Dutch immigration authorities were not required to give a person access to a legal opinion about the person’s immigration status, though the opinion…
  • Jul 24

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Alvarez & Lamport on Social Law Firm Business Strategie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Alvarez & Lamport on Social Law Firm Business Strategie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    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: Persons with…
  • Jul 23

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crimes Stats for 2013

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crimes Stats for 2013
    Statistics Canada has published an article on Police-reported crime statistics, 2013 that shows most categories of criminal offences have been continuing their long-term decline in Canada: "The police-reported Crime Severity Index (CSI),…
  • Jul 22

    Government Information Day Coming to University of Ottawa in October 2014

    Government Information Day Coming to University of Ottawa in October 2014
    The libraries at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa are hosting Government Information Day on October 16, 2014 at the University of Ottawa.The event will be structured around two themes: preservation and access, and open…
Rank this Week: 2530

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • Jul 24

    Register Now: “Making the Most of Midterms” Online Advocacy Training August 27

    Register Now: “Making the Most of Midterms” Online Advocacy Training August 27
    By Elizabeth Holland With midterm elections just around the corner, the coming months will offer many occasions for law librarian advocacy in your home state or district. Learn how to capitalize on these important opportunities at…
  • Jul 22

    AALL Files Comments in Net Neutrality Proceeding

    AALL Files Comments in Net Neutrality Proceeding
    By Elizabeth Holland The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), the Medical Library Association (MLA), and the Special Libraries Association (SLA) filed comments together…
  • Jul 1

    July Washington E-Bulletin

    July Washington E-Bulletin
    The July issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET. IN THIS ISSUEVol. 2014, Issue 07 A LOOK AHEAD Annual Meeting Edition ACT NOW Save the Date! August 27 Online Advocacy Training AALL IN THE STATES ALLA and SEAALL Urge…
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ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
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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 24

    Benchbook on International Law

    Benchbook on International Law
    Inspired by the Benchbook for U.S. District Court Judges, the American Society of International Law has published the Benchbook on International Law, a book available for free online. The Benchbook is a “hands-on introduction to…
  • Jul 23

    Don’t Miss Burning River Fest This Weekend!

    Don’t Miss Burning River Fest This Weekend!
    Since 2001, folks from all over the Great Lakes region have come together to remember the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River and celebrate the renewed sense of eco-consciousness the infamous fire sparked. Intended to raise awareness of…
  • Jul 22

    Ferrari or Dairy? — Pronouncing “Certiorari” and the Problem with Dictionarie

    Ferrari or Dairy? — Pronouncing “Certiorari” and the Problem with Dictionarie
    What’s the right way to pronounce “certiorari”? That’s exactly what James J. Duane asks in his recent Green Bag article The Proper Pronunciation of Certiorari. Specifically, Duane examines how U.S. Supreme Court…
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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/
  • Jul 24

    New Environmental Library Acquisitions — Week of July 14th

    New Environmental Library Acquisitions — Week of July 14th
    FEATURED BOOK Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster.  Fukushima is a 309 page text authored by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan and the Union of Concerned Scientists. This book discusses the nuclear accident that…
  • Jul 23

    Southern District Judge Permits Seizure of Entire Email Account

    Southern District Judge Permits Seizure of Entire Email Account
    A recent decision by Southern District Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein analogizes emails accounts to computer hard drives, permitting seizure of an entire email account by a law enforcement agency with a warrant in a money-laundering…
  • Jul 15

    2014 January Admits Show Off Their Advocacy Skill

    2014 January Admits Show Off Their Advocacy Skill
    Pace Law School hosted the Annual First Year Louis V. Fasulo Moot Court Competition for the January Start Class on July 9th and 10th, 2014. About 40 lawyers and judges participated as judges for the competition. The students were well…
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Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jul 24

    Can Lawyers Copyright their Briefs (so to speak): Think “Fair Use”

    Can Lawyers Copyright their Briefs (so to speak): Think “Fair Use”
    Link to case and commentary from LLB2: “Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use” Re: White v. West Publishing Company and Reed Elsevier (USDC Southern District NY) (12 Civ. 1340 (JSR)), decided 7/3/14. Excerpt…
  • Jul 21

    High Legal Research Cool Factor: wellsettled dot com

    High Legal Research Cool Factor: wellsettled dot com
    Hat tip to Bob Ambrogi’s LawSites blog post: WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principles,” which introduces us to wellsettled dot com: “It is well settled…” I bet you can’t search just…
  • Jul 21

    Judicial Funding Cuts Inflict Widespread Economic Harm in Communitie

    Judicial Funding Cuts Inflict Widespread Economic Harm in Communitie
    ABA Journal News: Savings produced by court budget cuts are exceeded by harmful economic effects (white paper) The white paper, “The Economics of Justice,” by Eric J. Magnuson, Steven M. Puiszis, Lisa M. Agrimonti, and…
Rank this Week: 2008

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
  • Jul 24

    Can Lawyers Copyright their Briefs (so to speak): Think “Fair Use”

    Can Lawyers Copyright their Briefs (so to speak): Think “Fair Use”
    Link to case and commentary from LLB2: “Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use” Re: White v. West Publishing Company and Reed Elsevier (USDC Southern District NY) (12 Civ. 1340 (JSR)), decided 7/3/14. Excerpt…
  • Jul 21

    High Legal Research Cool Factor: wellsettled dot com

    High Legal Research Cool Factor: wellsettled dot com
    Hat tip to Bob Ambrogi’s LawSites blog post: WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principles,” which introduces us to wellsettled dot com: “It is well settled…” I bet you can’t search just…
  • Jul 21

    Judicial Funding Cuts Inflict Widespread Economic Harm in Communitie

    Judicial Funding Cuts Inflict Widespread Economic Harm in Communitie
    ABA Journal News: Savings produced by court budget cuts are exceeded by harmful economic effects (white paper) The white paper, “The Economics of Justice,” by Eric J. Magnuson, Steven M. Puiszis, Lisa M. Agrimonti, and…
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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/
  • Jul 24

    Knife in bra killer Katie Jenkins jailed for manslaughter – BBC New

    Knife in bra killer Katie Jenkins jailed for manslaughter – BBC New
    ‘A woman who stabbed a businessman in the neck in his car has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.’ Full story BBC News, 24th July 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Jul 24

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The Human Medicines (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 The Health Care and Associated Professions (Indemnity Arrangements) Order 2014 The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2014 The Housing (Right to Buy) (Limit on…
  • Jul 24

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Civil Division) K, Re [2014] EWCA Civ 905 (15 July 2014) M & Ors v Suffolk County Council [2014] EWCA Civ 942 (15 July 2014) KS v Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 941 (15 July 2014) Ahmad…
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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 24

    What Legal Processes are Available to the Journalists Imprisoned in Egypt?

    What Legal Processes are Available to the Journalists Imprisoned in Egypt?
    The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a senior legal research analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  George has previously written various posts related to Egyptian law for In Custodia Legis, including about the constitutional…
  • Jul 23

    An Interview with Mohammad Qadamshah, Foreign Law Intern

    An Interview with Mohammad Qadamshah, Foreign Law Intern
    Today’s interview is with Mohammad Qadamshah, an intern with the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your Background I am from Afghanistan.  My family is originally from Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh…
  • Jul 21

    Movies and Court Martial

    Movies and Court Martial
    Home with a cold this spring, I was re-reading a mystery novel which centered in part around the fate of a British officer in World War I.  In the novel, the officer had been executed for cowardice which made me begin to think about…
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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 24

    Tech Thursday: How To Avoid A Dead Android Battery

    Tech Thursday: How To Avoid A Dead Android Battery
    Tired of pulling out your phone and realizing your battery is about to die? Techlicious' Elizabeth Harper's article, "What's Draining Your Android Battery?" lists some steps you can take to conserve battery power. You can read her article…
  • Jul 17

    Tech Thursday: The Correct Way To Completely Erase Data On Your Phone

    Tech Thursday: The Correct Way To Completely Erase Data On Your Phone
    Did you buy a new phone? Don't just throw your old one out, there may be sensitive data on it. Fox Van Allen's article, "Study: Wiping Your Android Phone Doesn't Erase All Your Data" details a new study from security...
  • Jul 15

    Ohio Bar Exam Moving to Columbus Convention Center for July Exam

    Ohio Bar Exam Moving to Columbus Convention Center for July Exam
    Many of you may remember taking the Bar Exam in Columbus at Veterans Memorial building. However, Vet's, which has served as exam HQ for over 50 years, is going to be demolished. As a result, the Ohio Supreme Court is...
Rank this Week: 2535

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 24

    Ace the Interview and Get a Job

    Ace the Interview and Get a Job
    With the big Career Fair coming up next week (Tuesday, July 29), I know many of you have interviews. Are you starting to get a little nervous but doing your best to ignore the jitters? Honestly, the best approach to the process is to not…
  • Jul 22

    Bar Exam Logistic

    Bar Exam Logistic
    With the Georgia Bar Exam quickly approaching, here are a couple of logistical questions you need to decide before the first day of exams: 1. Know the exam date. 2. Know the exam schedule. 3. Decide on where you will stay. Family, Friends,…
  • Jul 18

    Library Hours for Remainder of Summer

    Library Hours for Remainder of Summer
    The library’s hours will be affected by several law school events over the next few weeks. Below are the hours when we’ll be open until the start of Fall semester. Exams (July 18-28) Library Hours Reference Hours Public Hours…
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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/
  • Jul 24

    A Judge Passes Judgment In Rhyme

    A Judge Passes Judgment In Rhyme
    Earlier this week, we brought you U.S. Supreme Court decisions encapsulated inhaiku.This week, a judge renders judgment on a dog-napper in verse. Read more here.Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
  • Jul 22

    ABA's Teaching the Technology of Practice: The 10 Top School

    ABA's Teaching the Technology of Practice: The 10 Top School
    Hofstra University's Maurice A. Deane School of Law takes the #6 place on the ABA's list of top 10 schools for teaching the technology of practice. The article notes that while most law schools have paid a lot of attention to the law of…
  • Jul 21

    Supreme Court Haiku - the law of the land in 17 syllable

    Supreme Court Haiku - the law of the land in 17 syllable
    The Supreme Court Haiku Reporter renders the rulings of U.S. Supreme Court decisions as Haiku.  The results tend to be pointed and concise.  For example:Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)Schools for black and whiteSeparate…
Rank this Week: 1488

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jul 24

    8 Are Removed as Queens Library Trustee

    8 Are Removed as Queens Library Trustee
    “Eight members of the Queens Library board of trustees were dismissed on Wednesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the borough president, Melinda Katz, according to the mayor’s office. The board members were removed after they voted…
  • Jul 23

    Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and STEM programs, study find

    Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and STEM programs, study find
    “According to a new study from the American Library Association ALA, nearly 100 percent of America’s public libraries offer workforce development training programs, online job resources, and technology skills training. Combined…
  • Jul 23

    St. Louis library opens recording studio

    St. Louis library opens recording studio
    “When Charles Thomas tells his friends he’s in the studio working on his latest release, they don’t expect to hear its being recorded at the library. ‘I tell them, ‘You want to come down you just got to bring…
Rank this Week: 1075

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
Rank this Week: 3982

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Jul 24

    ZoningCheck: Zoning regulation lookup service

    ZoningCheck: Zoning regulation lookup service
    ZoningCheck, an online zoning regulation lookup service, has been launched by OpenCounter. Here is a description, from the service’s About page: ZoningCheck is a zoning lookup tool that helps business owners, real estate developers, and…
  • Jul 22

    Morozov on algorithmic regulation

    Morozov on algorithmic regulation
    There seems to be much discussion of Evgeny Morozov’s new op-ed article on algorithmic regulation, entitled The rise of data and the death of politics, The Guardian / The Observer, 19 July 2014. The conclusion: Algorithmic regulation,…
  • Jul 22

    Colbran et al.: The role of digital flashcards in legal education: Theory and potential

    Colbran et al.: The role of digital flashcards in legal education: Theory and potential
    Stephen Colbran, Anthony Gilding, and Samuel Colbran have published The role of digital flashcards in legal education: Theory and potential, European Journal of Law and Technology, 5(1) (2014). Here is the abstract: This article describes,…
Rank this Week: 289

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 23

    Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database

    Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database
    “The U.S. Census Bureau today released its annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the database now holds more than 164,000…
  • Jul 23

    International banking statistics at end-March 2014

    International banking statistics at end-March 2014
    “The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today released international banking statistics at end-March 2014. Between end-December 2013 and end-March 2014, the cross-border claims of BIS reporting banks rose by $580 billion. This…
  • Jul 23

    NARA houses master database cataloging JFK assassination records in Top Secret area

    NARA houses master database cataloging JFK assassination records in Top Secret area
    Aliya Sternstein – Nextgov: “The master database cataloging material related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has always been housed in a Top Secret vault, much of the time on a personal computer, according to…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Jul 23

    History of Securities Regulation

    History of Securities Regulation
    Check out the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, a virtual museum with lots of fascinating content: a timeline, original documents, oral histories, and more. It even includes film clips, such as a newsreel of SEC chairman…
  • Jul 17

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22
    The Reference Office will be closed for a short time on Tuesday, July 22, from 12:30- 2pm so that staff may attend a meeting.The Law Library will be open its full schedule that day, 8am - 5pm.
  • Jul 14

    When to Stop Researching

    When to Stop Researching
    Many legal researchers struggle with the question: When can I stop researching?No one answer is appropriate for all situations. Consider:Costs. If you're handling a case worth millions of dollars, it is worth spending extra time looking…
Rank this Week: 994

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    They're gonna get you

    They're gonna get you
    Whether or not you believe in a god does not distract from the fact that I suspect there is a higher power that is making fun of people on a daily basis.  I mean, how in blazes can anyone explain the duck-billed platypus and not think…
  • Jul 10

    Show me the money

    Show me the money
    In other news is a story about a woman who was hired as a live-in nanny who stopped working as a live-in nanny, claimed some cockamamie story about being disabled, got fired as a live-in nanny, won't leave the house, only comes out…
  • Jul 5

    Come again?

    Come again?
    It is becoming increasing regular that I read appellate decisions from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that make no sense.  In fact, it is becoming so regular that few things surprise me.  Take, for instance, the case that just…
Rank this Week: 3634

The Gavel

The Gavel

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

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Jul 23

    Examining superheroes & the law as Batman turns 75

    Examining superheroes & the law as Batman turns 75
    DC Entertainment has named July 23 “Batman Day” and this year he turns 75. In honor of this, we’re highlighting some of the resources where you can learn about the legal issues and lawyers in the worlds of superheroes:Law…
  • Jul 23

    Get to Work :: Symplicity Job of the Day

    Get to Work :: Symplicity Job of the Day
    2015-2016 Bristow Fellowship Program US Department of Justice (Washington, DC) Office of the Solicitor GeneralFor program details and application procedures, 3L/4L students and recent graduates may log into Symplicity and query the Job…
  • Jul 8

    Adventures of a Traveling Law Librarian: Philadelphia!

    Adventures of a Traveling Law Librarian: Philadelphia!
    I recently visited Philadelphia on vacation.  Philly is one of my favorite places to visit, since I love history, I love food, and I love law libraries.  On this trip, I visited the Drexel University School of Law Legal Research…
Rank this Week: 294

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Jul 23

    Are you a digital bridge builder?

    Are you a digital bridge builder?
    I enjoy reading posts by Gerry McGovern and his latest post called "From Intranet to Net-Work: the rise of the digital bridge builder" is an interesting look at the changing role of in intranet managers and those involved in the…
  • Jun 23

    What is a social intranet and how can it help your business?

    What is a social intranet and how can it help your business?
    Looking for a good introduction to what a social intranet is and how it can help your employees/business? Then the short video below, which was published to the IT Portal website is a good starting point.The video "stars" Lori Williams…
  • Jun 19

    Is there a difference between a social intranet and an enterprise social network?

    Is there a difference between a social intranet and an enterprise social network?
    Jenni Wheeler over at the "Confessions of an internal communicatior" blog has written a thought provoking post called "Social Intranet or Enterprise Social Network? Is there a difference?"In it Jenni ask whether we should separate all the…
Rank this Week: 4354

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 23

    Coping with Bar Exam Stre

    Coping with Bar Exam Stre
    As the bar exam nears, stress often increases.  We have posted about mindfulness as a way to cope with exam stress.  The Moritz Law Library is developing a collection in the reserve room with a variety of health and wellness titles, from…
  • Jul 23

    Anonymity Online

    Anonymity Online
    Is there a difference between a web service that tracks Internet use to target ads and a service that tracks use and ties the use to a person's name or other personally-identifying information? Does the question actually come down to what…
  • Jul 21

    Welcome Sara Sampson!

    Welcome Sara Sampson!
    The Moritz Law Library has had a few changes; our previous director, Bruce Johnson, retired in December after almost 20 years of leadership; our interim director, Mary Hamburger, ably helped us navigate the last six months; and we now welcome…
Rank this Week: 819

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Jul 23

    Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use

    Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use
    One of the running issues I had been following is the attempt to copyright legal briefs with the intention to gain royalties or prevent others from using them.  The particular case that litigates the issue is White v. West Publishing…
  • Jul 11

    2014 Fastcase 50 Award Recipients Announced

    2014 Fastcase 50 Award Recipients Announced
    From the press release: The Fastcase 50 highlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers — people who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services. In law firms with new delivery models, legal tech startups, and…
  • Jun 17

    Supreme Court Action: Sovereign Immunity by Foreign Nations in Post-Judgment Discovery

    Supreme Court Action: Sovereign Immunity by Foreign Nations in Post-Judgment Discovery
    The third case decided by the Supreme Court on Monday comes from litigation surrounding Argentina’s external debt default in 2001.  The case is Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd. (12-842). As Justice Scalia tells us,…
Rank this Week: 1045

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 23

    OPINION: Matter of J.A.L.

    OPINION: Matter of J.A.L.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – GUARDIAN/CONSERVATOR DA 13-0767, 2014 MT 196, IN THE MATTER OF: J.A.L., An Incapacitated Person.
  • Jul 23

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Beach

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Beach
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DOMESTIC RELATIONS DA 13-0633, 2014 MT 195N, IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: DOUG R. BEACH, Petitioner and Appellant, v. ELIZABETH O. BEACH, n/k/a…
  • Jul 23

    OPINION: Daumgart v. Dept. of Commerce

    OPINION: Daumgart v. Dept. of Commerce
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 13-0564, 2014 MT 194, ELIZABETH “BETSY” BAUMGART, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. STATE OF MONTANA, DEPT. OF COMMERCE, and DOES 2-15,…
Rank this Week: 20

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: 2430

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/
  • Jul 23

    New additions to Historical Newspapers database

    New additions to Historical Newspapers database
    The University Library System reports new additions to their ProQuest Historical Newspapers database. They have completed the collection of Black Newspapers (9 titles total) and added the 4 titles of the American Jewish Newspaper collection.…
  • Jul 22

    New school year, new stapler

    New school year, new stapler
    The library's new stapler for student use arrived yesterday. It's a Rapid Duax stapler and can handle from 2 to 170 pages at a time.  There's a demonstration video on YouTube.  
  • Jul 18

    Research: reusing bad passwords not necessarily a bad idea

    Research: reusing bad passwords not necessarily a bad idea
    Slashdot has a post that links to a recent Microsoft research paper titled "Password Portfolios and the Finite-Effect User: Sustainably Managing Large Numbers of Accounts" (16 page pdf).  From the abstract: We explore how to manage…
Rank this Week: 1199

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    NASIG assumes management of Serialist

    NASIG assumes management of Serialist
    NASIG has has announced that they have assumed management of the longstanding listserv SERIALIST.The full text of the announcement is available at via the NASIG blog.TSLL Tech Scans Blog
  • Jul 16

    Library of Congress Recommended Format Specification

    Library of Congress Recommended Format Specification
    In June the Library of Congress released Recommended Formats Specifications to assist in its acquisitions process. These recommendations were developed with the idea of long-term preservation in mind and take on the analog as well as the…
  • Jun 23

    10 Things to Buy with TS-SIS Preservation $150.00 Contest Money

    10 Things to Buy with TS-SIS Preservation $150.00 Contest Money
    Here are 10 things you can buy with TS-SIS Preservation 3rd Annual Worst Book $150.00 Contest Money:1.    Water alarm2.    Moisture resistant boxes3.    Interleaving papers and…
Rank this Week: 2819

TS-SIS / OBS-SIS

TS-SIS / OBS-SIS

From the Technical Services Special Interest Section and the Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://tssis.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Technical Services Law Librarian, June 2014 issue

    Technical Services Law Librarian, June 2014 issue
    Colleagues:The June issue of the Technical Services Law Librarian is now available: http://www.aallnet.org/sections/ts/TSLL/Issues/Technical-Services-Law-Librarian-39-4-June-2014.pdf. In addition to our excellent columns and the insightful…
  • Jul 22

    Welcome 2 New OBS-SIS Members Ryan and Rachel

    Welcome 2 New OBS-SIS Members Ryan and Rachel
    During the AALL in San Antonio, OBS-SIS had two drawings for OBS-SIS Annual Membership.The winners of these drawings areRyan Tamares - Catalog Librarian from Stanford Law SchoolandRachel Baarz - Specialist Research & Information Services…
  • Jul 22

    Open Source Software? - You do not want to mi

    Open Source Software? - You do not want to mi
    For those of you who attended this very informative Roundtable session at AALL in Austin Texas I would like to share Nicole's Engard slides from her presentationOpen Source Software: a Community and a Philosophy of Freedom AALL Annual, San…
Rank this Week: 4019

CWSL Library News

CWSL Library News

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/library/
Rank this Week: 1775

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 22

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/21/2014

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/21/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: AC35382 - Lederle v. Spivey ("The defendant...appeals from the denial of his motion to open the judgment of the trial court dissolving his marriage to the plaintiff.... On appeal, the…
  • Jul 21

    Habeas Appellate Court Opinions - 7/21/2014

    Habeas Appellate Court Opinions - 7/21/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Habeas Opinions Body: AC35132 - Day v. Commissioner of Correction (Habeas; "The petitioner...appeals following the denial of his petition for certification to appeal from the judgment of the habeas court…
  • Jul 21

    Tort Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/21/2014

    Tort Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/21/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Tort Law Opinions Body: AC35557 - Gugliemi v. Willowbrook Condominium Assn., Inc. ("The plaintiffs...appeal from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the defendant...following a trial to the…
Rank this Week: 4021

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: 3001

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 21

    Whither Change?

    Whither Change?
    Image [cc] Moyan Brenn Three posts recently caught my eye. One was on the imminent demise of BigLaw. The other was on how small firms are about to have their day. In the third one Thomas Sager, the GC for Dupont takes GCs to task for not…
  • Jul 17

    Texas Scold 'Em

    Texas Scold 'Em
    They say that everything is bigger in Texas.  Apparently that even includes self-deluding opinions. Yesterday, a friend pointed me toward an article in Texas Law Book entitled Get Wall Street Out of the Practice of Law. (Subscription…
  • Jul 15

    Jeff Carr, Project Management and Procurement

    Jeff Carr, Project Management and Procurement
    Jeff Carr in his Race Car Jeff Carr announced his retirement from his GC role at FMC Technologies recently. For those who follow the legal change landscape, Jeff has been a consistent beacon, advocating for change for quite some time. His…
Rank this Week: 1418

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Phony Maps & Copyright Trap

    Phony Maps & Copyright Trap
    By all accounts, Ohio native Lillian Mountweazel (1942-1973) lived an interesting life. The former fountain designer turned to photography at the tender age of 21, exhibiting and publishing her critically-acclaimed photographs of such…
  • Jul 9

    Updated Guide to North Carolina Practice

    Updated Guide to North Carolina Practice
    The Goodson Law Library's research guide to North Carolina Practice has just been updated. This guide outlines primary and secondary legal research resources for the state of North Carolina, in both print and electronic formats. So what's…
  • Jul 3

    Rotten Links (Are Big Time-Sinks)

    Rotten Links (Are Big Time-Sinks)
    It's no secret that web links can be unreliable. The Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group, which has been reporting on website "link rot" since 2008, said in its 2013 annual report that nearly half of the links from its original website…
Rank this Week: 4353

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

Features news and research updates from the legal information librarians at Boston College Law School.

http://bclegaleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    New database for Appeals to the Privy Council

    New database for Appeals to the Privy Council
    A wonderful new resource for legal historians has recently been released online from two familiar faces at Boston College Law School: Sharon Hamby O'Connor, Professor Emerita, and Mary Sarah Bilder, Professor and Lee…
  • Jul 11

    Lexis Advance will have a new look!

    Lexis Advance will have a new look!
    Later this summer, Lexis Advance will launch its new user interface. In addition to aesthetic changes for a modern and clean look, the new design will also re-tool many of the searching and filtering functions, all aimed to make your reading,…
  • Jun 30

    Congress.gov Enhancement

    Congress.gov Enhancement
    Congress.gov, the official web site for United States legislative information, has rolled out some new enhancements this month, including:Nominations: information about presidential nominees from 1981- present;Individual Accounts: ability to…
Rank this Week: 898

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 21

    New database for Appeals to the Privy Council

    New database for Appeals to the Privy Council
    A wonderful new resource for legal historians has recently been released online from two familiar faces at Boston College Law School: Sharon Hamby O'Connor, Professor Emerita, and Mary Sarah Bilder, Professor and Lee…
  • Jun 20

    In the trenches with a Springfield justice of the peace...

    In the trenches with a Springfield justice of the peace...
    This slim volume--with a pretty jazzy cover--provides a look at four years in the life of a Massachusetts justice of the peace, in the early days of the United States. Titled Justice Matters, Or a Memorandum of Civil Actions Before William…
  • Jun 3

    Applying for admission to the bar? Try to beat this letter of recommendation...

    Applying for admission to the bar? Try to beat this letter of recommendation...
    The deadline for applications to take the July bar exam just passed in May, and we had a flurry of 3Ls seeking letters of recommendation, signatures from the recommending attorneys, and so on. Naturally, this item caught my attention. It is a…
Rank this Week: 4017

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Schedule Google Calendar Events Directly From Your Google Search Page

    Schedule Google Calendar Events Directly From Your Google Search Page
    Very slick!(via Search Engine Land)
  • Jul 17

    Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charge

    Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charge
    Stem client Lawrence Koplow, a Phoenix DUI lawyer, was consulted for an article on azcentral.com, West Valley police get new DUI enforcement tools, on what penalties drivers can face if charged with DUI in Arizona.
  • Jun 10

    What kind of library user are you?

    What kind of library user are you?
    Neat quiz from PewResearch Internet Project:"Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and…
Rank this Week: 1073

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jul 21

    New Books at the Law Library – July 21, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – July 21, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K487.G45 E97 2014 Irus Braverman et al., eds., The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography (Stanford: Stanford Law Books, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD5020 .L44 2014 Shaunnaugh Dorsett & John McLaren, eds.,…
  • Jul 14

    New Books at the Law Library – July 14, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – July 14, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: E92 .A74 2014 Michael Asch, On Being Here to Stay: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1420.5 .H33 2014 Blayne Haggart, Copyfight: The Global…
  • Jul 7

    New Books at the Law Library – July 7, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – July 7, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): David Phillip Jones & Anne S. de Villars, Principles of Administrative Law, 6th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2) & LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KF156…
Rank this Week: 3996

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 21

    Foreign and Int’l Law Research

    Foreign and Int’l Law Research
    While most legal research classes naturally focus on researching the law of the United States, there is a large body of foreign and international law research that most students aren’t exposed to.  Foreign and international law…
  • Jun 26

    Hein Search Tip Update

    Hein Search Tip Update
    When customers speak, Hein listens and acts–quickly.  I recently received an email from HeinOnline’s Vice President of Production Development, Shane Marmion, addressing some of the concerns I raised in a recent blog post…
  • Jun 24

    Local Gov’t Law Research

    Local Gov’t Law Research
    While much of the research lawyers do revolves around state and federal law, local governments also have laws that lawyers should be familiar with and know how to research.  I recently wrote a short piece for Student Lawyer magazine that…
Rank this Week: 4352

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Jul 21

    I’d Like to Check Out a ….Drone?

    I’d Like to Check Out a ….Drone?
    Starting in the fall the University of Southern Florida will have two drones available to check out from their campus library. “The library’s hope is to integrate new technology to its services. In the past year, the library has…
  • Jul 17

    Menendez Brothers Sentenced

    Menendez Brothers Sentenced
    On July 2, 1996, the Lyle and Erik Menendez were sentenced to life in prison without parole for the brutal murder of their parents. The parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, were murdered in their home on August 20, 1989. Lyle and Erik were not…
  • Jul 16

    Researching Indian and Tribal Law

    Researching Indian and Tribal Law
    Reference Librarian Kelly Kunsch recently published an article on researching Indian and Tribal Law in the American Indian Law Journal. He cleverly titled it “A Legal Practitioner’s Guide to Indian and Tribal Law Research.
Rank this Week: 909

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 21

    Recent Acquisitions, July 14 – July 21, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, July 14 – July 21, 2014
    37 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 28 from 2014: Decolonizing enlightenment : transnational justice,… Dhawan, Nikita,, Kumar, Navneet, JC 571 D42 2014 Decolonizing enlightenment : transnational justice,…
  • Jul 18

    Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals – Now Online!

    Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals – Now Online!
    The Osgoode Library now has access to the online version of this important series of international criminal law reports. Access is available to all members of the York University community via Passport York and no username/password is…
  • Jul 17

    82 new LLMC Digital titles have been…

    82 new LLMC Digital titles have been added to the library catalogue. Access to the LLMC Digital database is available here. “LLMC, a non-profit cooperative of libraries, is dedicated to – and passionate about – its twin…
Rank this Week: 4610

Brandeis and Harlan Watch

Brandeis and Harlan Watch

Publicizes appearances of Louis D. Brandeis and John Marshall Harlan on the web and in the media. By Scott Campbell.

http://brandeiswatch.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    A Letter From Benjamin Cardozo

    A Letter From Benjamin Cardozo
    While browsing through our collection of Louis D. Brandeis papers, I stumbled across a remarkable letter written by Brandeis’ fellow justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo. Since there does not appear to be any published collections of…
  • Jun 24

    Recent Journal Articles – June 2014

    Recent Journal Articles – June 2014
    The Journal of Supreme Court History can usually be counted to offer some new information on John Marshall Harlan and Louis D. Brandeis, and their latest issue (volume 39, number 1) does not disappoint in that regard.  The first article…
  • Feb 21

    Letter from Frederick Douglass to John Marshall Harlan

    Letter from Frederick Douglass to John Marshall Harlan
    While rooting around in our collection of Harlan papers, I found a number of items that had been misfiled. Presumably they had been put on display many years ago and then just thrown back in a random box. The most interesting item in the set…
Rank this Week: 2197

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
  • Jul 20

    Water, Law, Paper

    Water, Law, Paper
    My friend and collaborator Mark Weiner has produced the latest installment in his series of videos on rare law books. “Water, Paper, Law” is an almost poetic meditation, in which “an eighteenth-century Italian legal treatise…
  • Jul 8

    Faculty Scholarship

    Faculty Scholarship
    Did you know that you can search through most periodical scholarship by the Yale Law faculty in the Faculty section of our Legal Scholarship Repository? In addition to material by our current faculty, a large number of articles by past…
  • Jul 7

    We've released an android app

    We've released an android app
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library has released an android app of our Pronouncing Dictionary of the United States Supreme Court. Now conscientious lawyers, judges, teachers, students, and journalists can learn how to correctly pronounce those…
Rank this Week: 4351

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 20

    Water, Law, Paper

    Water, Law, Paper
    My friend and collaborator Mark Weiner has produced the latest installment in his series of videos on rare law books. “Water, Paper, Law” is an almost poetic meditation, in which “an eighteenth-century Italian legal treatise…
  • Jun 13

    New Flickr gallery: Italian block-printed paper

    New Flickr gallery: Italian block-printed paper
    A question about Italian block-printed paper on the the EXLIBRIS-L listserv a couple of weeks ago reminded me that we have several lovely examples in our collection. I scanned all the examples I could find and put them in a new album, Italian…
  • Jun 5

    "Blackstone Goes Hollywood" -- and we're the studio

    "Blackstone Goes Hollywood" -- and we're the studio
    “Blackstone Goes Hollywood” is the latest video production by our friend Mark Weiner. What better location to shoot a video about Sir William Blackstone than our Paskus-Danziger Rare Book Reading Room, home to the world’s…
Rank this Week: 1083