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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 2

    When Bloggers Get Appointed to the Bench

    When Bloggers Get Appointed to the Bench
    In 2015, practitioners in all types of firms blog. It’s a necessity of modern practice these days, and most have come around to understanding the importance of some social media presence. If you don’t create your online footprint,…
  • Aug 2

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

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

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries…
Rank this Week: 86

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 2

    IP JUSTICE JOURNAL: Internet Infrastructure and IP Censorship

    IP JUSTICE JOURNAL: Internet Infrastructure and IP Censorship
    By David G. Post – August 1, 2015 Full Article as .PDF “Many scholars and other observers of developments in Internet governance, law, and policy have commented upon an unusual and important phenomenon that has become more…
  • Aug 2

    Google chemtrails: A methodology to analyze topic representation in search engine result

    Google chemtrails: A methodology to analyze topic representation in search engine result
    Via First Monday – Andrea Ballatore – “Search engine results influence the visibility of different viewpoints in political, cultural, and scientific debates. Treating search engines as editorial products with intrinsic…
  • Aug 2

    America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015

    America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015
    ChildStats.gov: “The number of American infants born before the 37th week of pregnancy dropped slightly in 2013, as did the percentage of children with asthma under the age of 17. The percentage of teens who experienced a major…
Rank this Week: 19

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Big Brother

    Big Brother
    link"Today, Friday 31 July 2015, 9am CEST, WikiLeaks publishes "Target Tokyo", 35 Top Secret NSA targets in Japan including the Japanese cabinet and Japanese companies such as Mitsubishi, together with intercepts relating to US-Japan…
  • Jul 30

    How to Lie with Statistic

    How to Lie with Statistic
    linkHow to Lie with Statistics (1954) by Darrell Huff (July 15, 1913 – June 27, 2001) is an introduction to statistics for the general reader. It uses a breezy, non-mathematical approach to making…
  • Jul 29

    Homicide rates of western counties...

    Homicide rates of western counties...
    link •Reply•Share › Terry "OldFox" Seale  savannahchimp • 3 days agoPardon me, Mr. savannachimp, but I can't let that stand. You are shamelessly blowing total Hot Air up our skirts here and…
Rank this Week: 4068

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

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

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

    Library Intersession Hour

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

    The Borders of Technology - Modria Resolution Center

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

    The Supreme Play - Scalia/Ginsburg, Opera

    The Supreme Play - Scalia/Ginsburg, Opera
    Don't know what you're doing in the middle of  July?  Why not attend Scalia/Ginsburg at the Castleton Festival in Virginia, an opera covering the rather turbulent relationship between these two pillars of the American legal…
Rank this Week: 1402

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

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

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

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice July 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter

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

    Slaw Research Tips on Deep Linking

    Slaw Research Tips on Deep Linking
    Shaunna Mireau, Director of Knowledge Management and Process Improvement at the Alberta-based firm Field Law, has published a series of  Research Tips at Slaw.ca on how to create deep links to specific sub-collections in major Canadian…
Rank this Week: 1252

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

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

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

    What’s Happening Charlotte – August 2015

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

    Leading From Where You Are

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

    Charlotte School of Law: Did You Know?

    Charlotte School of Law: Did You Know?
Rank this Week: 583

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 31

    Good News About Employment for Law Grad

    Good News About Employment for Law Grad
    A recent press release from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP.org) states that “the overall employment rate for the Class of 2014 was 86.7% of graduates for whom employment status was known, the first year that the rate…
  • Jul 13

    2015 January 1Ls Argued in their Moot Court Competition

    2015 January 1Ls Argued in their Moot Court Competition
    POST WRITTEN BY: Cassandra Castellano (’17), J.D. Pace Law School & Lucie Olejnikova Pace Law School hosted its Annual Louis V. Fasulo Moot Court Competition for the 2015 January Class on July 8, 2015. About 40 lawyers and…
  • Jun 18

    Court Rules Uber Driver is an Employee, not an Independent Contractor

    Court Rules Uber Driver is an Employee, not an Independent Contractor
    The Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, issued an opinion on an appeal of a Labor Commission decision in Uber Technologies, Inc. v. Berwick, CGC 15-546378. The plaintiff, Barbara Berwick, maintained she was an employee of…
Rank this Week: 3382

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

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

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jul 31

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

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

    Lessons Learned from the AALL Annual Conference in Philly

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

    An Interview with Antoine McDonald, Public Services Intern

    An Interview with Antoine McDonald, Public Services Intern
    Today’s interview is with Antoine McDonald, a summer intern working in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Rochester, New York where I graduated high school in…
Rank this Week: 735

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

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

    The USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guide

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

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

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

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant
    Between Google circumventing in-depth research, dealing with budget constraints, understanding the changes driving customer behavior, and other challenges, librarians are facing a new world in which they must be adaptive.Join us Thursday,…
Rank this Week: 1424

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

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

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

    What Kind of Computer do You Need for Law School?

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

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

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

    Upcoming Free Student Debt Webinar

    Upcoming Free Student Debt Webinar
    If you’re a law student or graduate and are concerned about paying back student loans, consider attending a free student debt webinar on Thursday, August 27 at 3:00 pm EDT sponsored by Equal Justice Works. The webinar will provide you…
Rank this Week: 247

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Jul 31

    Summer hours resume August 1

    Summer hours resume August 1
    Due to the bar exam and electrical work, library hours have recently been expanded and then contracted. As of August 1, 2015 our normal summer hours will resume. Please see the calendar page for opening and closing times.
  • Jul 31

    Pew Research on Public Opinion of the Supreme Court

    Pew Research on Public Opinion of the Supreme Court
    The Pew Research Center recently released an article  and report on public perception of the U.S. Supreme Court. As the Court reached the end of another term, Pew conducted a survey of over 2,000 adults and found that 61% of Republicans…
  • Jul 29

    Early closing for both libraries July 29-31

    Early closing for both libraries July 29-31
    Due to the scheduled electrical work on the Law Center buildings, the Wolff & Williams Libraries will both be closing at 10pm on July 29th, 30th & 31st. The Circulation desks will remain on their normal summer hours.
Rank this Week: 2001

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: 6

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

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

    Researching Legal Career

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

    Featured Database: National Moot Court Competition Library

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

    Today in Legal History: President Truman Signs National Security Act

    Today in Legal History: President Truman Signs National Security Act
    On July 26, 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, a central document in U.S. Cold War policy. The Act, which took more than a year to craft, directed a major reorganization of the foreign policy and military…
Rank this Week: 618

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Jul 30

    Google Fights France On The Right To Be Forgotten — Worldwide

    Google Fights France On The Right To Be Forgotten — Worldwide
    Google was ordered by the Court of Justice for the European Union to delist individuals from search results under a “right to be forgotten.”  Other search engines had to comply with the order as well.  Certainly in the…
  • Jul 29

    A Few Quick Thoughts on Windows 10, Available Today

    A Few Quick Thoughts on Windows 10, Available Today
    Windows 10 is available for download today.  If anyone had noticed, there is a link in the notification tray for systems running Windows 7 and 8/8.1 offering a free upgrade that’s valid for a year.  I wasn’t part of the…
  • Jul 27

    Vizio Smart Televisions May Be Spying On You

    Vizio Smart Televisions May Be Spying On You
    Your smart TV may be spying on you if it’s manufactured by Vizio.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m a big fan of the brand.  I’m on my second set, a 65 inch E Series.  That doesn’t mean I like…
Rank this Week: 2041

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Jul 30

    Getting Schooled on New ABA Standards at the AALL Convention

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

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

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

    Try the International & Foreign Law Research seminar!

    Try the International & Foreign Law Research seminar!
    This fall, do you plan to: Write a paper on an international, comparative or foreign law topic? Source-check foreign statutes & cases for a journal? Develop your knowledge about an aspect of a foreign legal system that might be of…
Rank this Week: 1137

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

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

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/30

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/30
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition was filed in Jensen v. EXC, Inc. (Jurisdiction, Non-Indian Fee Land) and in Wisconsin v. Ho-Chunk Nation (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act,…
  • Jul 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/16
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Torres v. Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (Sovereign Immunity, Liability of Tribal Officers) on 6/22/15. See also…
  • Jul 2

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was granted on June 30, 2015 for Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Self-determination Contract) U.S. Courts of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 1689

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

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

    OPINION: State v. Spady

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

    OPINION: Crow Water Compact

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

    OPINION: Murray v. Motl

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

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

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

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

    Google Loogle

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

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

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

    Watson Graduates Law School, Returns to America

    Watson Graduates Law School, Returns to America
    We all know this coming of age story. A boy leaves home to study abroad, sows his wild oats, and returns home a grown man, wiser and ready to take on the world. Except this coming of age story has a bit of a twist. The boy is actually a…
Rank this Week: 483

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

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

    Law Librarians May Have Killed World’s Biggest Copyright Troll

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

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

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

    New Email Archive Tool to Sift Literary Legacie

    New Email Archive Tool to Sift Literary Legacie
    “The leather-bound diaries of a 19th-century high-school principal in southwestern India are helping change how archivists around the world handle email. As authors’ archives encompass fewer handwritten drafts and more digital…
Rank this Week: 235

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

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

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Epstein on Intellectual Property

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

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

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

    Jenkins’ Historical Collection: F. Carroll Brewster

    Jenkins’ Historical Collection: F. Carroll Brewster
    F. Carroll BrewsterFrederick Carroll Brewster (1825-1898) was a Philadelphia lawyer, City Solicitor, Court of Common Pleas judge, and Pennsylvania Attorney General. He authored a number of books, many of which are in the Jenkins Law Library…
Rank this Week: 656

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

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

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

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

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

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015

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

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015
    77 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 21 from 2015: Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation,… Daschuk, James W. 1961- E 78 C2 D37 2013 Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and…
Rank this Week: 1035

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

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

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Jul 30

    Football & the Law

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

    New Tools: LearnLeo

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

    Today in History: US Senate Ratified the United Nations Charter

    Today in History: US Senate Ratified the United Nations Charter
    Seventy years ago today, on July 28, 1945, the United Nations Senate ratified the United Nations Charter in an 89 to 2 vote.  It was a significant moment in United States international relations, as the Senate had declined to ratify its…
Rank this Week: 980

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jul 30

    Social Security Amendments of 1965

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

    Library Closed Through Sunday, Aug. 9

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

    Free Federal Legal Research Resource

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

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

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

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

    Will Pluto Remain A Dwarf Planet?

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

    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

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

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!
    You have worked and studied hard in preparation for the Bar Exam.  Today get to where you need to be tomorrow, exercise, have a good dinner and a good night's rest.Good Luck!Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
Rank this Week: 701

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: 1102

Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

Announces programs hosted by the Law Library of Congress, including legal film series, speaker series, and recognition events.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Jul 29

    New Features Added to Congress.gov Based on Customer Feedback

    New Features Added to Congress.gov Based on Customer Feedback
    Today on In Custodia Legis, the Law Library of Congress announced the July enhancements to Congress.gov. Based on customer feedback, Congress.gov added new features that help with accessibility and provide additional content. New items…
  • Jul 13

    Visions of Liberty: A Conversation with Ira Glasser and Bob Adelman

    Visions of Liberty: A Conversation with Ira Glasser and Bob Adelman
    Date: Monday, August 3, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. Place: Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Mumford Room (LM-649), 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540 Join us as we welcome world-renowned documentary photographer Bob…
  • Jun 19

    Canada Added to the Indigenous Law Portal

    Canada Added to the Indigenous Law Portal
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to open the Canadian portion of the Indigenous Law Portal (http://www.loc.gov/law/help/indigenous-law-guide/americas/north-america/canada/index.php). This new segment of the portal expands our coverage for…
Rank this Week: 4542

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

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

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

    The Otis Family: Part 3

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

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

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

    New Acquisition: Commonplace Book of a Massachusetts Practitioner

    New Acquisition: Commonplace Book of a Massachusetts Practitioner
    This new acquisition is commonplace book filled in by Julian Abbot (1806-1891), a 19th century lawyer in Lowell, Massachusetts. The book, called the Index Rerum: Or Index of Subjects..., Northampton, MA,1836 (3rd edition), is essentially…
Rank this Week: 1398

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Provides information and commentary for local legal professionals and lay persons on local legal news, neighborhood happenings, self-help resources, information about our collection materials, and other other legal tools and resources

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Jul 29

    A Page-Turning Career

    A Page-Turning Career
    Following last Sunday’s front page feature in the Star Tribune, now is the time to recognize Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, who must  retire next month when he turns 70 years old.  (This is the mandatory…
  • Jul 23

    Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department (and Some Interesting History)

    Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department (and Some Interesting History)
    Once upon a time a Minnesota prize fighter retired from the ring and went on to become a beloved public servant. Maybe Tommy Gibbons was not the first name that first came to your mind. Nonetheless, his story is that of…
  • Jul 15

    Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

    Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
    Last week the Second Judicial District’s Veterans Treatment Court was spotlighted in both the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press. Ramsey County’s newest problem-solving court was started in December of 2013 to respond to the…
Rank this Week: 2289

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

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

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

    New ProQuest Congressional Interface Launched

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

    HeinOnline’s ALI Library Now Includes Current Content!

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

    BYU Law Paper Series now on SSRN

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

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

Legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • Jul 29

    Islamic Law: A Bibliography of Works Published in English, 2009-2014

    Islamic Law: A Bibliography of Works Published in English, 2009-2014
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Islamic Law: A Bibliography of Works Published in English, 2009-2014. This bibliography contains English-language books and articles within books that discuss Islamic law. The…
  • Jul 15

    Germany: Privatization of Air Traffic Control

    Germany: Privatization of Air Traffic Control
    The Law Library is proud to present a new report, Germany: Privatization of Air Traffic Control. The original wording of article 87d of the German Basic Law precluded privatization of air traffic administration. A first constitutional…
  • Jul 9

    Provisions on Child Abduction in Non-Hague Countrie

    Provisions on Child Abduction in Non-Hague Countrie
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Provisions on Child Abduction in Non-Hague Countries. This report covers laws on parental child abduction and the legal aid that may be available to parents of abducted children in…
Rank this Week: 4519

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

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

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

    Scanning Nuremberg: Blue grapes again and smoking gun #2

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

    Roof update!

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

    German Passports and Identification Documents: A History

    German Passports and Identification Documents: A History
    In browsing the library’s German stacks recently (“KK” call numbers – 3rd floor of the Lewis/ILS building) I discovered a very cool book: an illustrated history of German passports and identification documents…
Rank this Week: 1406

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

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

    Stop CISA

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

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

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

    July Washington E-Bulletin

    July Washington E-Bulletin
    The July issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET. Special Annual Meeting Edition IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 2015, Issue 07 A LOOK AHEAD Policy Program Highlights ACT NOW Law Librarians Unite! Help Support Higher…
Rank this Week: 595

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 28

    Georgia sues Public Resource for publishing annotated state code

    Georgia sues Public Resource for publishing annotated state code
    The ABA Journal reports that the state of Georgia is suing Carl Malamud's Puublic Resource organization for publishing the annotated code of Georgia online. His website provides members of the public access to a searchable and…
  • Jul 16

    An independent Copyright Office?

    An independent Copyright Office?
    The American Library Association - among others - has questioned a proposal from Congress to remove the Copyright Office from the Library of Congress and make it an independent agency according to Publishers Weekly. Called the CODE Act…
  • Jul 15

    New trial FOIA policy for some federal agencie

    New trial FOIA policy for some federal agencie
    Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press reports that several federal government agencies recently announced a trial program of  a “Release-to-One is Release-to-All” policy. Under the program, documents responsive to…
Rank this Week: 1726

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Jul 28

    Amicus Brief in Campbell-Ewald v Gomez (Rule 68)

    Amicus Brief in Campbell-Ewald v Gomez (Rule 68)
    Last Wednesday, Lawyers for Civil Justice filed its amicus brief in Campbell-Ewald Corp. v. Gomez, the case in which the Supreme Court will finally rule on whether Rule 68 offers of judgment (or equivalent settlement offers) can moot a…
  • Jul 7

    Perfecting the (European) Class Action

    Perfecting the (European) Class Action
    Last month, I got to experience what I consider a career highlight: I was invited to speak on “Perfecting the Class Action” at  Middle Temple.  The spiel I gave would be familiar to readers here (it was a basic ……
  • Jun 3

    How Entrepreneurial Are Entrepreneurial Class Actions?

    How Entrepreneurial Are Entrepreneurial Class Actions?
    Plaintiffs’ lawyer-turned-professor Morris Ratner has published a new article on making litigation costs a profit center for class action plaintiffs. You may remember he wrote about this issue before with Professor William Rubinstein.…
Rank this Week: 3901

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

From the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://cssis.org
  • Jul 27

    Evolving Roles for Law Librarians and Legal Technologist

    Evolving Roles for Law Librarians and Legal Technologist
    Caroline Young, chair of the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries, graciously invited me to be the breakfast speaker at the section’s business meeting during the 2015 annual meeting…
  • Jun 13

    Web Accessibility Update

    Web Accessibility Update
    The comment period recently closed on the U.S. Access Board’s 508 Refresh proposal that updates Section 508.  Though Section 508 and the 508 Refresh technically apply only to federal agencies, the Justice Department has for many…
  • May 6

    Cool Tools Café Survey 2015

    Cool Tools Café Survey 2015
    We're excited that the Cool Tools Café will be at the AALL Annual Meeting again this year!We're looking for suggestions on which technologies to present and volunteers to do a 5-10 min demo of each. If you have ideas along with…
Rank this Week: 4073

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

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

    New Books at the Law Library – July 27, 2015

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

    New Books at the Law Library – July 20, 2015

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

    New Books at the Law Library – July 13, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – July 13, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HQ759.45 .B69 2015 Susan B. Boyd, Dorothy E. Chunn, Fiona Kelly & Wanda Wiegers, Autonomous Motherhood?: A Socio-Legal Study of Choice and Constraint (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3:…
Rank this Week: 1332

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

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

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

    Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/27/2015

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

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

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

    Employment Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/27/2015

    Employment Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/27/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Employment Opinions Body: AC36506 - Sidorova v. East Lyme Board of Education ("The plaintiff...appeals from the summary judgment rendered in favor of the defendants...in this action arising out of the termination of…
Rank this Week: 620

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

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

    "Evidence of Women" exhibit now online

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

    New Law Library Exhibit

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

    Get your suitcase ready.

    Get your suitcase ready.
    To help you pack for your summer travels, consider this list written in the front of a copy of Jacob’s Law Grammar, perhaps by Nathan Sanford himself. Some essentials: Table Cloaths 4 Cravats 2 Pair of Draws 2 Vests Pair of Stockings 2…
Rank this Week: 106

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

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

    25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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

    LoislawConnect: Legal Research Campus-Wide

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

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

    America's First Patent: 225 Years of History & Mystery
    The Framers of the U.S. Constitution vested Congress with the power "[t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and…
Rank this Week: 661

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

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

    Big Brother at its "best"

    Big Brother at its "best"
    Why do people blog about stuff they blog about?  While I generally talk about things legal, today I have a bug in my shorts and feel the need to rant.So, I was reading an article about a winery who was fined $115,000 for allowing…
  • Jul 20

    A better mousetrap

    A better mousetrap
    One of the things I like about working at a law library is the fact that every day is different.  Yes, I do some of the same things but we get new and interesting questions every day.  Some questions I file away as experience and…
  • Jul 14

    Cardnal Sin

    Cardnal Sin
    I know I shouldn't do it but I really feel really sorry for some people. I mean, I sit at the reference desk and to listen to all the problems of the world and I really want to help with a a few "suggestions"  because some people are…
Rank this Week: 3755

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Jul 27

    GOOD LUCK ON THE BAR EXAM!

    GOOD LUCK ON THE BAR EXAM!
  • Jul 13

    Preparing for the Bar Exam

    Preparing for the Bar Exam
    GMU Law Library welcomes those studying for the bar.  Please check the law library website for information about regular and special summer hours. Mason Law ’15 grads retain all library privileges until September 30. Below are are…
  • Jun 30

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
    Independence Day marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. But what exactly is this document?  It is printed in Statutes at Large.  It is included in the United States Code as one of…
Rank this Week: 2122

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Jul 27

    #MotivationalMonday: Listen to Coach

    #MotivationalMonday: Listen to Coach
    This is it. The last Monday before the bar. You’ve had an incredible journey so there’s only one thing to leave you with—Coach Taylor. Let’s be honest, the man knows how to do a pep talk. How could we feature only one?…
  • Jul 24

    New Law Library hours schedule starting July 27

    New Law Library hours schedule starting July 27
    The Law Library schedule of hours will be changing beginning next week.  On Monday, July 27, the Law Library will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., then on Tuesday, July 28, we’ll begin to follow our late summer schedule of…
  • Jul 20

    #MotivationalMonday: Don’t Get Discouraged!

    #MotivationalMonday: Don’t Get Discouraged!
    Well it’s all downhill now, isn’t it? July is mostly over. Three years worth of work (and the past month and a half of intensive prep) is leading up to two days. Don’t get discouraged like Rudy. Don’t let those doubts…
Rank this Week: 4067

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

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

    LC makes BIBFRAME training materials available

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

    Conversations about RDA

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

    OBS/TS Joint Research Grant Contest has a winner

    OBS/TS Joint Research Grant Contest has a winner
    After a tightly contested race, the people have spoken. The contest to rename the OBS/TS-SIS Joint Research Grantclosed on June 5, and the winner is OBS/TS FROG (Funding Research Opportunities Grant).The winning entry was proposed by…
Rank this Week: 1364

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Jul 27

    Changing the intranets conversation

    Changing the intranets conversation
    Changing of the guardAn article on the CMS Wire website that has garnered much attention from the intranet community on Twitter and other sites is an article called "Changing the Intranets Conversation"In the article, the author begins by…
  • Jul 25

    Running a virtual race...or two...

    Running a virtual race...or two...
    POW Virtual Runner 10k medalFor those of you who following my running on Runkeeper or Strava (probably not many) you may have noticed that I've been running a few "virtual" races recently. These aren't races where you sit on your sofa with a…
  • Jun 30

    Intranet resources - June 2015

    Intranet resources - June 2015
    This is becoming something of a habit now, which is probably a good thing. This month I have found 5 articles on intranets which I found particularly intranet. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!If you're looking for a good introduction…
Rank this Week: 4040

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
  • Jul 24

    Brace Yourselves…Bar Exam is Coming

    Brace Yourselves…Bar Exam is Coming
    You made it through three years of Socratic method, issue-spotting, and cite-checking, only to be plunged, post-graduation, right into the longest study hall you’ve ever attended.  But here we are, two months later, and the bar…
  • Jun 15

    Calling All Writers: Ethics Essay Competition Announced by Indiana State Bar

    Calling All Writers: Ethics Essay Competition Announced by Indiana State Bar
    Are you a writer at heart?  The Legal Ethics Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association just announced their annual Legal Ethics Essay Contest.  In 1800 words or less, write on one of five prompts from the competition…
  • May 5

    Legacies Captured in Art

    Legacies Captured in Art
    When you think of art, one of the last places that probably comes to mind is the law library. Yet, it is replete with artistic touches – an old panoramic print of the graduating class of 1913 in Dunn’s Woods hangs over the copy…
Rank this Week: 4052