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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/
  • Dec 9

    Judge grants lifelong anonymity to brothers who tortured two boys – The Guardian

    Judge grants lifelong anonymity to brothers who tortured two boys – The Guardian
    ‘Two brothers who beat and tortured another pair of boys when they were aged 10 and 11 will remain anonymous for the rest of their lives, a court ruled on Friday.’ Full story The Guardian, 9th December 2016 Source:…
  • Dec 9

    A Christmas Works Party Gone Wrong – Vicarious Liability or Not? – Zenith PI Blog

    A Christmas Works Party Gone Wrong – Vicarious Liability or Not? – Zenith PI Blog
    ‘A review of the High Court decision in the case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Limited [2016] EWHC 3104 (QB) and a useful summary of the principles governing vicarious liability.’ Full story Zenith PI Blog, 9th December…
  • Dec 9

    The ‘radical’ challenge – Counsel

    The ‘radical’ challenge – Counsel
    ‘When does the state have the right to interfere in family life on the basis of radical views held by family members? Damian Woodward-Carlton reports on the inherent difficulties arising in the family courts.’ Full story Counsel,…
Rank this Week: 4

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Dec 9

    EFF – Librarians, Act Now to Protect Your User

    EFF – Librarians, Act Now to Protect Your User
    EFF Posting: “Books checked out from a library and terms searched on library computers can reveal a teenager’s questions about sexual orientation, a neighbor’s religious leanings, or a student’s political interests.…
  • Dec 9

    U.S. raises bar on seafood imports to further curb illegal fishing, fraud

    U.S. raises bar on seafood imports to further curb illegal fishing, fraud
    NOAA – December 8, 2016:  “Today, the U.S. established additional protections for the national economy, global food security, and the sustainability of our shared ocean resources. NOAA Fisheries will administer the Seafood…
  • Dec 8

    OECD Health Statistics 2016

    OECD Health Statistics 2016
    “The online database OECD Health Statistics 2016 was released on June 30 and all datasets have been updated on October 12.  The OECD Health Database offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and…
Rank this Week: 18

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
  • Dec 7

    OPINIONS – December 7, 2016

    OPINIONS – December 7, 2016
    Marriage of Jardine and Schwartz DA 16-0332 2016 MT 321N Civil – Domestic Relations Matter of N.W. YINC DA 16-0049 2016 MT 320N Civil – Dependent Neglect Korman DA 16-0071 2016 MT 319N Civil – Water Rights Adjudication State…
  • Nov 30

    AMENDED OPINION – November 30, 2016

    AMENDED OPINION – November 30, 2016
    State v. Mayes DA 15-0371 2016 MT 305 Criminal – Dangerous Drug
  • Nov 30

    OPINIONS – November 29, 2016

    OPINIONS – November 29, 2016
    Estate of A.H.E. DA 16-0304 2016 MT 315N Civil – Guardian/Conservator State v. R. Kampf DA 15-0570 2016 MT 314N Criminal – Justice Court Appeal McCrorie v. Franz DA 16-0046 2016 MT 313N Civil – Injunction Wiggins v.…
Rank this Week: 32

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
  • Dec 9

    Higher Education 2057 – Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Higher Education 2057 – Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Nova Southeastern University and NSU Shepard Broad College of Law present Higher Education 2057—Sweezy at 100 March 24, 2017. The call for papers deadline was Dec. 1, 2016. In a...
  • Dec 8

    CFP: The Separation of Powers: A Global Constitutional Dialogue – Milan, Italy

    CFP: The Separation of Powers: A Global Constitutional Dialogue – Milan, Italy
    The University of Milan will host an upcoming conference, “The Separation of Powers: A Global Constitutional Dialogue,” on May 22, 2017. Those wishing to submit a paper on the topic must...
  • Dec 8

    CFP: Representations of Law, Justice and the Subject in Engrenage

    CFP: Representations of Law, Justice and the Subject in Engrenage
    The International Journal for the Semiotics of Law invites papers for a special issue, “Representations of Law, Justice and the Subject in Engrenages,” exploring legal themes, representations, and images in...
Rank this Week: 39

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Dec 7

    Virtual Reference: We’re there, even when we aren’t

    Virtual Reference: We’re there, even when we aren’t
    Just because you don’t see a librarian sitting at the reference desk, does not mean we are not there to help. The library has many virtual reference tools to help you with your research. For example, you can always email the library at…
  • Dec 2

    Revenge Porn: Taking Trolls to Court

    Revenge Porn: Taking Trolls to Court
    An article in a recent issue of The New Yorker features Brooklyn Law School alum Carrie Goldberg, Class of 2007, as a leader in the crusade against non-consensual pornography, also called “revenge porn.” A founder of the Brooklyn…
  • Dec 1

    Library Hours & Study Room Reservations During Exam

    Library Hours & Study Room Reservations During Exam
    Library hours for the reading and exam period, Thursday, December 8th – Thursday, December 22th, are 8:00am – 2:00am. The circulation desk will close at 12:00am every night during this period. On Friday, December 23rd we will be…
Rank this Week: 53

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Dec 8

    Libraries Become Unexpected Sites of Hate Crime

    Libraries Become Unexpected Sites of Hate Crime
    “A librarian at the public library in Evanston, Ill., was recently preparing for a program titled “The Quran: Is It a ‘Good Book’?”She gathered books to display for attendees and discovered that inside the cover…
  • Dec 7

    Farewell, BookCourt: You Showed What a Bookstore Can Do

    Farewell, BookCourt: You Showed What a Bookstore Can Do
    “BookCourt—the beloved, family-owned and family-run bookshop at 163 Court Street, in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn—opened on September 12, 1981. It will close at the end of this year, on December 31st. Thirty-five years as an…
  • Dec 5

    Banning ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’? Virginia school pulls books after parent’s complaint

    Banning ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’? Virginia school pulls books after parent’s complaint
    “School district in Virginia has pulled copies of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Mark Twain’s classic “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” after a…
Rank this Week: 88

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 9

    Promoting Parenting Assessments by Discouraging Complaint

    Promoting Parenting Assessments by Discouraging Complaint
    In family law disputes, parenting assessments – also called bilateral assessments, custody and access reports, parenting evaluations and so on – are reports prepared by mental health professionals aimed at providing parents and…
  • Dec 9

    One Good Habit All Associates Need to Break

    One Good Habit All Associates Need to Break
    Miranda is stressed out and fighting fires on all her files. A slew of sudden departures and maternity leaves have left her as the lone associate in a busy corporate practice. She has more work than she can handle and is behind on it all…
  • Dec 9

    Empathy in the Law: Does the Robin Camp Inquiry Committee Recommendation Encourage a “Postempathy Era”?

    Empathy in the Law: Does the Robin Camp Inquiry Committee Recommendation Encourage a “Postempathy Era”?
    What role should empathy have in a system of laws? What does an empathetic legal system look like? In a recent article on the Robin Camp case, Brenda Cossman raised concerns about the Canadian Judicial Council Inquiry Committee recommendation…
Rank this Week: 102

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

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

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter
    Updates on selected legal informatics developments are now being posted on Legal Informatics tumblr and on Twitter. In the Web interface to this blog, the Twitter updates are visible to the right under “Twitter updates”.Filed…
  • Jul 11

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App
    Dazza Greenwood has posted Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App. Excerpts: […] On a panel discussion about blockchains and the law at the Legal Hackers Congress in NYC this weekend, I’ll provide a sneak-peek at a new,…
  • Jul 10

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource
    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice was held 7-9 July 2015 at University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The conference website is at:…
Rank this Week: 109

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Nov 12

    Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Given

    Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Given
    This weekend, we welcomed our trustees and many other alumni and parents to campus for meetings and also the 137th Andover-Exeter sporting contests.  Over the course of the last several days, I have received a lot of feedback about the…
  • Nov 9

    All School Meeting: Post-Election, November 9, 2016

    All School Meeting: Post-Election, November 9, 2016
    Good morning, Andover. We gather here in All-School Meeting after a night that goes down in American history as one of the most unpredictable and anxiety-provoking any of us has ever witnessed. I am well aware that this morning there ……
  • Oct 8

    All-School Meeting Introduction: Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld ’96

    All-School Meeting Introduction: Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld ’96
    [These are my prepared remarks for the introduction to our All School Meeting on the topic of Youth From Every Quarter for Fall, 2016. I did not give these remarks verbatim in the interest of time, but delivered most of … Continue…
Rank this Week: 115

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

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

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

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

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

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

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

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 124

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

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

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 130

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

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

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

    Summary 2014 WY 62

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

    Summary 2014 WY 61

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

    Summary 2014 WY 60

    Summary 2014 WY 60
    Summary of Decision May 8, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: GILBERT ORTIZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0127URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District…
Rank this Week: 143

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
Rank this Week: 148

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
Rank this Week: 214

Law Library of Congress: Global…

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor

Covers legal news and developments worldwide. By the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/
  • Nov 19

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change
    Communications and electronic information - On November 13, 2012, the United Arab Emirates amended Federal Law 2-2006 on electronic crimes. The amended legislation includes provisions that punish anyone convicted of using digital means to…
  • Nov 15

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law
    Family - France's Council of Ministers (Conseil des Ministres, Cabinet) approved a draft law on November 7, 2012, that legalizes marriage for same-sex couples. The proposal gives such couples the rights usually assigned to marriage, as... The…
  • Nov 9

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law
    Taxation - On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers…
Rank this Week: 210

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
  • Dec 9

    University of Florida Law Library – Pic of the Week

    University of Florida Law Library – Pic of the Week
    Recently I had the pleasure of being welcomed for a visit at the University of Florida libraries. The University of Florida is in Gainesville, Florida about 100 miles NNW from Orlando. I was fortunate to tour their digitization and…
  • Dec 8

    Ministers of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Visit – Pic of the Week

    Ministers of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Visit – Pic of the Week
    On Tuesday, November 8, Minister Gilmar Mendes, Minister Teori Zavascki and Minister José Antonio Dias Toffoli of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court visited the Law Library of Congress. Minister Mendes is also the current…
  • Dec 7

    Female Students Offered Special Housing Assistance in Japan

    Female Students Offered Special Housing Assistance in Japan
    The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist covering Japan and several other Asian jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. Sayuri has previously written blog posts about testing of older drivers in Japan,…
Rank this Week: 265

Massachusetts Law Updates

Massachusetts Law Updates

From the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

http://masslawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course
    The SJC has issued new Rule 3:16: Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers. This rule is not effective until September 1, 2013, and applies only to attorneys admitted to the bar on or after that date.
  • Nov 29

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement
    In LaChance v. Commissioner of Correction, decided November 27, the SJC concluded that more procedural safeguards are required for inmates being held in segregated confinement for a significant period of time. The court said, in part:
  • Nov 28

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.
    http://bit.ly/WuyUky
Rank this Week: 363

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
  • Dec 8

    Death, History, Law, Experience (book)

    Death, History, Law, Experience (book)
    Oregon author: “Death: An Oral History,” a book by Casey Jarman: Publisher Comments: “In this illuminating collection of oral-history style interviews, Casey Jarman talks to a funeral industry watchdog about the (often…
  • Dec 8

    Oregon’s Reluctant Executioner (BBC News Outlook)

    Oregon’s Reluctant Executioner (BBC News Outlook)
    Radio doesn’t get any better than BBC’s World Service program Outlook. Listen to the “The Reluctant Death Row Executioner” episode as Frank Thompson, formerly in charge of the Oregon State Penitentiary, speaks to…
  • Nov 14

    Teaching Students That Judge Judy Is Not a Supreme Court Justice (NYT)

    Teaching Students That Judge Judy Is Not a Supreme Court Justice (NYT)
    It’s not new news that most U.S.-born American citizens who’ve been through and even graduated from our educational institutions could not pass the Naturalization Test with anything close to barely-passing scores on the first…
Rank this Week: 376

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/
  • Dec 2

    Gender differences in law school

    Gender differences in law school
    Bloomberg Law blog has an interesting post that looks at gender differences in law school attendance. They point out that although almost half of law school students today are female, this is a national average and conceals an interesting…
  • Nov 30

    Cornell Law offers "legal research clinic" opportunity for law student

    Cornell Law offers "legal research clinic" opportunity for law student
    Cornell Law School has a new legal clinic called the "Cornell Legal Research Clinic," a three credit course offered through their Law Library. Students enrolled in the clinic help local residents, nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs who…
  • Nov 29

    MIT report on the future of librarie

    MIT report on the future of librarie
    Inside Higher Education reports that MIT has published a preliminary report that is the culmination of a yearlong initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study "how the MIT libraries ought to evolve to best advance the…
Rank this Week: 374

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 434

Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

Covers books, current affairs, legal news and legal research. From the DePaul University College of Law.

http://depaullaw.typepad.com/library/
  • May 29

    New ejournal on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    New ejournal on the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    On October 11, 2013, a diverse group of civil rights scholars met at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor to assess the interpretation, development, and administration of civil rights law in the five decades since President…
  • May 28

    Book By Professor Raphael, Named To “100 Great books for the Social Worker’s Library”

    Book By Professor Raphael, Named To “100 Great books for the Social Worker’s Library”
    As is true for practicing attorneys, many social workers choose a particular area or client constituency to concentrate their efforts on during their career. Each area has it's own specialized knowledge, practices and research tools,…
  • May 6

    "Flawed Convictions" Book Signing, Deborah Tuerkheimer

    "Flawed Convictions" Book Signing, Deborah Tuerkheimer
    The Barnes & Noble bookstore is located in the DePaul Center at 1 E. Jackson ( corner with State St. )
Rank this Week: 469

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://prodtest.courthouselibrary.ca/training/stream.aspx
  • Apr 22

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act
    In theory, it should not be a momentous task to find out if an Act is in force, but sometimes it really is.   If we resolve a particularly complicated piece of legislation, we know that there are others out there who may have…
  • Apr 15

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too
    As so much of our world shifted to digital over the last two decades, law has been something of a hold out. When it comes to legal information, the “authoritativeness” of print has been slower to fade. Lawyers, as a profession,…
  • Mar 20

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
Rank this Week: 457

The Life of Books

The Life of Books

Explores the idea that 'books are dead. By Professor Richard Leiter.

http://thelifeofbooks.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Misunderstood: West Publishing as Content Provider

    Misunderstood: West Publishing as Content Provider
    I read with interest this morning, Simon Chester's interesting post on SLAW about Thomson Reuters' Bold Leap to become a software company. It's an interesting piece that gives additional perspective on the announcements TR made at the recent…
  • Jan 22

    The Future of Primary Law

    The Future of Primary Law
    West's (OK, Thomson Reuters, technically, but it will always be West to me) announcement that they are shifting focus on becoming a legal software/services company rather than a being primarily a content "creator," should send a…
  • Oct 14

    Challenges of Mining Case Citations from Law Review Article

    Challenges of Mining Case Citations from Law Review Article
    The previous post was written two weeks ago. And I've been working primarily with Paul Deschner of the HLSL Innovation Lab to design an algorithm that can mine cases from a full text law review database. There are some interesting challenges…
Rank this Week: 480

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

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

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
Rank this Week: 466

BarclayBlog

BarclayBlog

Legal research updates from around the world and new and interesting research resources and web sites of interest. From Syracuse University College of Law.

http://bllsulaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn
    The economy continues to impact the traditional large law firm hiring cycle:A NY Times article focuses on 2Ls waiting for the chance to interview in the fall: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/business/26lawyers.html?em Some famous firms have…
  • May 4

    Movin' On

    Movin' On
    To my faithful readers: After many happyand productive years at the Barclay LawLibrary, I will be moving on to becomeExecutive Director of the Dewitt CommunityLibrary. This was a tough decision, but asa former library director always told…
  • Apr 26

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review
    The Legal Workshop is a new online legal journalthat seeks to disseminate legal scholarship to a broadaudience of readers. The new endeavor is produced bya consortium of academic law reviews: Stanford LawReview, New York University Law…
Rank this Week: 371

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    New Canadian Association of Law Libraries Award

    New Canadian Association of Law Libraries Award
    In the last year, Thomson Reuters established two (2) new awards for Canadian law librarians for which nominations are open until February 24, 2017.They are the: Michael Silverstein Prize for $1500 for a Canadian Association of Law Libraries…
  • Dec 6

    Research Tips on Finding Canadian Grey Literature

    Research Tips on Finding Canadian Grey Literature
    Bronwyn Guiton, Senior Librarian at the B.C. Ministry of Justice, and Lindsay Tripp, Copyright Librarian at Vancouver-area Langara College, have assembled a small Canadian primer on grey literature in a recent tip column for the Slaw.ca…
  • Dec 6

    Library of Parliament Article on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

    Library of Parliament Article on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
    The Library of Parliament blog HillNotes has published a brief article about the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6):"The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women…
Rank this Week: 602

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: 721

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/
  • Dec 1

    “What Is a Looseleaf and How Can It Possibly Help Me De-Stress During Finals?”

    “What Is a Looseleaf and How Can It Possibly Help Me De-Stress During Finals?”
    The answer can be found in the Study Break area in the Moritz Law Library, located between the reference desk and the public access computers on the 2nd floor. Turn off your brain for a while. In this area you’ll find materials for a…
  • Nov 7

    The Trial of Queen Caroline – A New Addition to the Moritz Law Library’s Stotter Collection

    The Trial of Queen Caroline – A New Addition to the Moritz Law Library’s Stotter Collection
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->During a recent visit to the Moritz College of Law, Moritz alum Lawrence H. Stotter ’58 presented the Moritz Law Library with a new addition to the Law Library’s Stotter Collection: five…
  • Nov 3

    Study Aids and Interactive Lessons at the Moritz Law Library

    Study Aids and Interactive Lessons at the Moritz Law Library
    As we enter the final months of the semester, consider checking out the print and online study aids available through the Moritz Law Library. West Academic's online Study Aids collection includes over 500 titles, including Nutshells,…
Rank this Week: 636

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/
  • Nov 30

    Mark Twain's Birthday, Huckleberry Finn, IP, and the Nevada Constitution

    Mark Twain's Birthday, Huckleberry Finn, IP, and the Nevada Constitution
    Mark Twain (Nov. 30, 1835—April 21, 1910) was a prolific writer and social critic. This blog post from HeinOnline in honor of his birthday shows how to find Twain references in HeinOnline's vast resources. It also mentions a…
  • Nov 17

    The Electoral College and its Possible Alternative

    The Electoral College and its Possible Alternative
    You may have heard that Donald Trump won the Electoral College on Tuesday, but most likely lost the national popular vote. It is the fifth time in history that this has happened. This has sparked a renewed interest in the merits of the…
  • Nov 9

    Presidential Clemency

    Presidential Clemency
    You might have heard: Obama Commutes Sentences For 72 More Federal Inmates, All Things Considered, NPR, Nov. 5, 2016. But you might be a little shaky on the whole commutation thing. Is Obama's action unusual? What's the difference…
Rank this Week: 535

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Sep 17

    Making the in-person connection: An AALL review

    Making the in-person connection: An AALL review
    by Mari Cheney After every AALL Annual Meeting, I am struck by how much more productive in­-person networking, learning and meeting is compared to the virtual counterparts. An IRL conversation is more lively than an email exchange or even…
  • Jul 26

    CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall

    CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall
    Lacy Rakestraw, Director of the St. Louis County Law Library, received a grant from CS-SIS that enabled her to attend this year’s AALL Annual Meeting and Conference. Here’s what she had to say about it: No trip to an…
  • Feb 19

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application
    CS-SIS Members are invited to apply for one of two annual AALL Meeting and Conference grants: AALL CS-SIS Grant for Students and New Librarians: The purpose of the AALL CS-SIS Grants Program for Students and New Librarians is to provide…
Rank this Week: 537

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Jan 26

    Why legal intranets lets users down!

    Why legal intranets lets users down!
    For anyone who manages an intranet in a law firm, a recent webinar by BA Insight will definitely be of interest. Called "Why Legal Intranets Let Users Down"The Webinar starts with an introduction to the four main issues that BA Insight see as…
  • Jan 4

    The future of enterprise tech-nolo-gy!

    The future of enterprise tech-nolo-gy!
    It's hot and chrismassy...a win win situation!It seems odd to be writing about something in 2016, that took place in 2015. But that's exactly what I'm doing in this post, which as you may have spotted is called "The future of enterprise…
  • Nov 16

    Social, to Knowledge Management's Rescue?

    Social, to Knowledge Management's Rescue?
    Two articles recently published on the CMS Wire website have caught my attention because they mention both Social and Knowledge Management, two of my favourite subjects :-)In the first article called "Social to Knowledge Management's Rescue"…
Rank this Week: 532

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

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

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Dec 9

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck
      ScholarCheck is a useful tool for viewing journal articles that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched in HeinOnline. It analyzes articles most cited by other articles and most accessed during a rolling 12-month period.…
  • Dec 7

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015
    Please be informed that a system maintenance will be scheduled on Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 from 18:00 to 23:59 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8).  During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.  The services will be resumed to…
  • Dec 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 521

novalawcity

novalawcity

Adventures in law and technology at the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

http://nsulaw.typepad.com/novalawcity/
  • Aug 17

    Novalawcity is moving!

    Novalawcity is moving!
    Novalawcity is moving over to Wordpress as of 8/17/2011.   Please join us over at: http://nsulltc.wordpress.com/ to continue our discussion.
  • Aug 10

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!
    The Office of the Law Revision Counsel is seeking comments on the new beta version of its website for the U.S. Code. The Office is looking for feedback from law librarians and members of the public about the site’s features, content, and…
  • Jun 24

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)
    Wups--I forgot to post my picture with my blog profile! Here's me, the day my bright, shiny new nameplate was first put up.
Rank this Week: 583

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    An Update from Project COUNTER on Hidden Metric

    An Update from Project COUNTER on Hidden Metric
    Remember how Project COUNTER wanted to hear from you about hidden metrics back in October?  They’ve compiled the results from their online survey along with feedback from their face-to face focus group and international webinar,…
  • Nov 28

    Getting to Know TS Law Librarians: Pat Sayre-McCoy

    Getting to Know TS Law Librarians: Pat Sayre-McCoy
    1. Introduce yourself (name & position). I’m Pat (Patricia) Sayre-McCoy, Head of Law Cataloging and Serials at the D’Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago. 2. Does your job title actually describe what you do? Why/why…
  • Nov 8

    Fall Fashion from .gov: A New Look for the Library of Congress and a New View of Government Open Source Project

    Fall Fashion from .gov: A New Look for the Library of Congress and a New View of Government Open Source Project
    Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artcomments/382733093Cold weather inevitably means trading out summer garb with new looks and new fashions for autumn and winter, and this year .gov is getting in on the action with a huge homepage…
Rank this Week: 807

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Dec 8

    Death, History, Law, Experience (book)

    Death, History, Law, Experience (book)
    Oregon author: “Death: An Oral History,” a book by Casey Jarman: Publisher Comments: “In this illuminating collection of oral-history style interviews, Casey Jarman talks to a funeral industry watchdog about the (often…
  • Dec 8

    Oregon’s Reluctant Executioner (BBC News Outlook)

    Oregon’s Reluctant Executioner (BBC News Outlook)
    Radio doesn’t get any better than BBC’s World Service program Outlook. Listen to the “The Reluctant Death Row Executioner” episode as Frank Thompson, formerly in charge of the Oregon State Penitentiary, speaks to…
  • Nov 14

    Teaching Students That Judge Judy Is Not a Supreme Court Justice (NYT)

    Teaching Students That Judge Judy Is Not a Supreme Court Justice (NYT)
    It’s not new news that most U.S.-born American citizens who’ve been through and even graduated from our educational institutions could not pass the Naturalization Test with anything close to barely-passing scores on the first…
Rank this Week: 1245

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Dec 8

    UPDATED STUDY AIDS (available for checkout)

    UPDATED STUDY AIDS (available for checkout)
    Our most recent versions of Law in a Flash boxed flash card sets are now available for checkout from the Academic Success Collection, right across from the library's reserve/circulation desk. Administrative law  (2014) Civil procedure.…
  • Dec 8

    Hot off the Pre

    Hot off the Pre
    The new print issue of the University of New Hampshire Law Review is now available in the library. Sporting a sleek new cover design, Volume 15, no. 1 is the first issue to be published in conjunction with the Scholars’ Repository. The…
  • Dec 2

    Marking Passages, Preserving the Past - Forensic Friday

    Marking Passages, Preserving the Past - Forensic Friday
    The following few photos recall the FPLC Library of the 1970s and early 1980s.  Some of you may remember the beautiful decor.  The entrance photos you see below were taken when the main entrance to the library was on the ground…
Rank this Week: 1271

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: 1022

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Remembering Gary Slapper

    Remembering Gary Slapper
    Last night, the Times of London's Twitter account noted the passing of its longtime "Weird Cases" columnist, Gary Slapper: All @thetimes very sad to learn of the untimely death of our columnist @garyslapper. A huge loss - a lover of law's…
  • Dec 2

    Federal Rules: What's New For December 2016

    Federal Rules: What's New For December 2016
    On December 1, changes to the federal rules of general application become effective, if they are adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court and submitted to Congress before May 1. This year, the U.S. Supreme Court has adopted amendments to selected…
  • Nov 21

    Judge for Yourself

    Judge for Yourself
    Data analytics are a rapidly-growing feature in legal research services. From the intellectual property predictive analysis in Lex Machina (now owned by LexisNexis) to the recently-unveiled Bloomberg Law Litigation Analytics, many legal…
Rank this Week: 806

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Dec 5

    New Books at the Law Library – December 5, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – December 5, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE5029 .M325 2016 Robert W. Macaulay and James L.H. Sprague, External Review of Administrative Decisions: Petitions to Cabinet, Appeals to Court, and Judicial Review (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3:…
  • Nov 21

    New Books at the Law Library – November 21, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – November 21, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD640 .S26 2016 Geoffrey Samuel, A Short Introduction to Judging and to Legal Reasoning (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016) Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8469042 LAW LIBRARY…
  • Nov 14

    New Books at the Law Library – November 14, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – November 14, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1439 .W33 2016 Christopher Wadlow, The Law of Passing-off: Unfair Competition by Misrepresentation, 5th ed. (London: Thomson Reuters UK Limited, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE482.S84 M33 2016 Nancy McCormack &…
Rank this Week: 788

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/
  • Dec 5

    Library Book Christmas Tree

    Library Book Christmas Tree
        Happy Holidays from the Howard W. Hunter Law Library!! Come check out the latest addition to our Christmas decor, our Christmas tree made from library books.  Over 550 books to be recycled went into the creation of our…
  • Nov 30

    Final

    Final
    We do our best to help our students out during finals time.  Here are some resources and services we hope will make this time a little less stressful. Sample Exams – The Law Library has a number of sample exams … Continue…
  • Oct 31

    New Color Printer in the Law School

    New Color Printer in the Law School
    There is a color printer in the law school for student and community use. This printer is a BYU Pharos printer (named BYU Public Color), and it works like the other BYU Pharos printers across campus. It is in the printing ……
Rank this Week: 815

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Dec 4

    Today in Legal History: Founding of the Grange

    Today in Legal History: Founding of the Grange
    To unite farmers, Oliver Kelly and six others created the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry on December 4, 1867, soon known as the Grange.  This society was unusual in that it allowed women to become full members from the beginning.…
  • Dec 2

    Today in Legal History: EPA Formed

    Today in Legal History: EPA Formed
    The EPA was established on December 2, 1970, under the administration of Richard Nixon.  The EPA took over responsibilities previously handled by the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health,…
  • Nov 29

    Today in Legal History: Coffee Rationed

    Today in Legal History: Coffee Rationed
    To aid the war effort, the United States rationed coffee on November 28, 1942.  After a long eight months, the ration ended on July 28, 1943.  While Americans generally had it much easier than residents of other Allied countries,…
Rank this Week: 1073

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/
  • Nov 29

    The Smallest Units of Government

    The Smallest Units of Government
    As the 2016 election season fades behind us, it is a good time to reflect on our government structures and their various functions. It is easy follow government at the federal and state levels by reading the news, but not…
  • Nov 18

    Frontlines of the Law in the Headlines of the New

    Frontlines of the Law in the Headlines of the New
    Just recently law enforcement in our tiny jurisdiction has come more visible than usual.  Obviously police officers are in the news every time a major criminal act in our community is investigated or a suspect is…
  • Nov 9

    Arthur A. Stewart (1946 – 1970)

    Arthur A. Stewart (1946 – 1970)
    Arthur Stewart was born in St. Paul on January 29, 1888 to parents John and Anna, who had settled in St. Paul in the 1870s.  John originally had a hardware store at Seventh Avenue and John Street (close to the present location of…
Rank this Week: 984

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/
  • Nov 28

    Calculate!

    Calculate!
    Just in time for exams! By student request, we now have three TI-30XIIS calculators ready to help HLS students calculate during accounting or finance law exams! To check one out, visit the HLS Library Circulation Desk. The…
  • Nov 23

    Another Option for Finding Library Materials by Subject

    Another Option for Finding Library Materials by Subject
    I have written before in this blog about using the Hollis library catalog to find materials in the law library by subject. Specifically, I find the Hollis catalog’s hyperlinked Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings to be a…
  • Nov 21

    Guide to researching executive power

    Guide to researching executive power
    If you have recently developed a stronger interest in the topic of executive power, we have a new research guide that can help you explore it through many resources available both at the HLS Library and beyond. Executive Power:…
Rank this Week: 750

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    VALL at VLA 2016 Annual Meeting

    VALL at VLA 2016 Annual Meeting
    by Evelyn M. CampbellThere are few things that can rival a crisp Fall day in Hot Springs, VA, even when foliage is not quite in its glory. More than 500 people attended the Virginia Library Association's Annual Meeting from Oct. 26 - 28, at…
  • Nov 7

    VALL Fall Meeting at Lewis Ginter

    VALL Fall Meeting at Lewis Ginter
    by Patricia Petroccione If you weren’t at the VALL 2016 Fall Meeting on October 14, you missed a very engaging event. Lara Dresser and the program committee, Alison Hancock and Chris Vassey, put much thought and effort into planning the…
  • Oct 18

    Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (CADF) Project on Co-curriculum development and alternative research method in Nigeria

    Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (CADF) Project on Co-curriculum development and alternative research method in Nigeria
    by Anthony Brown Ikwueme As one of the recipients of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (CADF) Award for 2016, I was in Nigeria from May to July of 2016 at the University Of Nigeria Faculty Of Law, Enugu Campus, where I worked with the…
Rank this Week: 777

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Nov 16

    Quizlet

    Quizlet
    Final exams are right around the corner! Check out Quizlet to help you with your studies. Quizlet is a free app that offers flash cards to help you memorize vocab words, Latin phrases, torts definitions, and much more! Sign up ……
  • Nov 10

    Five Keys for Acing Your Exam

    Five Keys for Acing Your Exam
    Law Students – Five Keys for Acing Your Exams by the founder of LegalJob.com, Adam Gropper It has been said that law school does not prepare one for the actual practice of law.  In some ways that is true.  However, ……
  • Nov 1

    Fall Back!

    Fall Back!
    Enjoy an extra hour of sleep this weekend! Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed this Saturday, November, 5, 2016. Daylight Savings Time ends officially Sunday at 2 am.
Rank this Week: 780