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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 6

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 29

    Fair Use Under Copyright Law: Fair Use Books, Websites and Database Search Result

    Fair Use Under Copyright Law: Fair Use Books, Websites and Database Search Result
    Via Reference Librarian David Dillard, Temple University: “I have a new Fair Use under Copyright Law Research guide that provides books with links to related content, websites, database search results for this topic as well as database…
  • Aug 29

    UK Medical Heritage Digital Library has more than 26,000 title

    UK Medical Heritage Digital Library has more than 26,000 title
    News release: “Pathology, surgery, therapeutics, anatomy, public health – these are some of the top subjects that are covered by the UK Medical Heritage Library (UK-MHL) digitisation project. In July the UK-MHL project reached the…
  • Aug 29

    Addressing Agency Costs Through Private Litigation in the U.S.

    Addressing Agency Costs Through Private Litigation in the U.S.
    Cox, James D. and Thomas, Randall S., Addressing Agency Costs Through Private Litigation in the U.S: Tensions, Disappointments, and Substitutes (August 26, 2015). Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 15-20. Available for download…
Rank this Week: 20

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
  • Aug 26

    Workshops and Colloquia (Atlanta, GA)

    Workshops and Colloquia (Atlanta, GA)
    Emory University School of Law Johan van der Vyver, Emory University School of Law presented his paper entitled The Isis Crisis and the Development of International Humanitarian Law.
  • Aug 24

    Access Group Legal Education Research Symposium — Savannah, GA

    Access Group Legal Education Research Symposium — Savannah, GA
    Access Group presents its inaugural Legal Education Research Symposium Nov. 8-9, 2015. Access Group’s 2015 Legal Education Research Symposium offers law school deans, administrators, faculty and researchers from across the...
  • Aug 24

    Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers — Denver, CO

    Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers — Denver, CO
    The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law presents the 4th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, Building on...
Rank this Week: 25

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
  • Aug 26

    OPINION: State v. Emerson

    OPINION: State v. Emerson
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – DANGEROUS DRUGS DA 14-0153, 2015 MT 254, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. TRISTA JO EMERSON, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Aug 26

    OPINION: Finn v. Dakota Fire

    OPINION: Finn v. Dakota Fire
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – BREACH OF CONTRACT DA 15-0002, 2015 MT 253, DAVID L. FINN, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. DAKOTA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant and Appellee.
  • Aug 25

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Vangilder

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Vangilder
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – HOMICIDE-NEGLIGENT DA 13-0840, 2015 MT 252N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. WANDA MARDELLA VANGILDER, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 26

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 28

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant
    A few years ago I was doing some work for a professional association on guidelines for dealing with litigants without counsel and I was struck by the extent to which some legal professionals regard litigants without counsel as interlopers who…
  • Aug 28

    The Friday Fillip: Getting the Lead Out

    The Friday Fillip: Getting the Lead Out
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
  • Aug 28

    Envy in Law School (Or What I Learned From the Rock This Summer)

    Envy in Law School (Or What I Learned From the Rock This Summer)
    In the summer disaster movie, San Andreas, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s character scours earthquake-rocked California in a helicopter, plane and then speedboat to save his family members from fires and floods. We see him…
Rank this Week: 80

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: 106

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Aug 27

    How the New York Public Library digitizes its vast map collection

    How the New York Public Library digitizes its vast map collection
    “While much of the city’s mapping community is focused on creating something new, a great deal of energy also goes into recovering maps that are quite old. The New York Public Library, the spiritual heart of the city’s…
  • Aug 26

    Amazon e-book deal with NYC public schools postponed as blind advocates say it would leave out visually impaired student

    Amazon e-book deal with NYC public schools postponed as blind advocates say it would leave out visually impaired student
    “City education officials have shelved a $30 million deal to give students electronic books after advocates complained it would exclude the visually impaired. Online retail giant Amazon had been poised to land the groundbreaking,…
  • Aug 26

    Colombian Garbage Collector Rescues Books for Children

    Colombian Garbage Collector Rescues Books for Children
    “A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children. Gutierrez started rescuing books from the trash almost 20 years ago, when he was driving a…
Rank this Week: 137

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

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

    Reflection

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

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment

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

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

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
Rank this Week: 142

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
  • Aug 5

    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…
  • Aug 5

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
  • Aug 5

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (C)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (C)
    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: 172

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
  • Aug 29

    New Flickr album: Magna Carta

    New Flickr album: Magna Carta
    The Rare Book Collection’s Flickr site passed two milestones this summer, reaching over 3,000 images and over a million views. The site also sports a number of new albums that are worth pointing out.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 198

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
  • Aug 29

    New Flickr album: Magna Carta

    New Flickr album: Magna Carta
    The Rare Book Collection’s Flickr site passed two milestones this summer, reaching over 3,000 images and over a million views. The site also sports a number of new albums that are worth pointing out.
  • Aug 28

    Welcome to Yale Law School, Fall 2015

    Welcome to Yale Law School, Fall 2015
    Welcome to Yale Law School (YLS). We’re glad you’re here!
  • Jun 12

    Magna Carta: History, Legacy, and Idea

    Magna Carta: History, Legacy, and Idea
    The Magna Carta is recognized as one of the most important documents in the history of the law. To commemorate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta this three part exhibition highlights the document’s legal,…
Rank this Week: 193

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: 206

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Aug 27

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Archived Versions of Pennsylvania Statute

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Archived Versions of Pennsylvania Statute
    Ever need to see what a particular section of Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated looked like at a specific time? Jenkins has print versions of the statutes going back to 1930.  We also have pocket parts from 1969 forward. The…
  • Aug 18

    Aviation Titles at Jenkin

    Aviation Titles at Jenkin
    Celebrate Orville Wright's birthday this week with NASA, The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright Brothers National Memorial Park, and other air and space organizations. His birthday, August 19, is recognized as National Aviation Day…
  • Aug 18

    The Pro Bono Road Show Is Coming to Jenkins!

    The Pro Bono Road Show Is Coming to Jenkins!
    In preparation for National Pro Bono Week, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee is pleased to offer a Pro Bono Road Show and Interactive Fair introducing pro bono opportunities available in…
Rank this Week: 243

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: 278

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: 270

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

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

    Pausing

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

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

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

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

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 309

Depraved Librarian

Depraved Librarian

A carnival of news and information about culture, law, music, technology and research. By Grace Lee.

http://depravedlibrarian.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 325

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 9

    Library Boy on Vacation

    Library Boy on Vacation
    See you in September! Enjoy the rest of the summer.
  • Aug 6

    Manitoba Law Reform Commission Consultation Report on Presumption of Death Act

    Manitoba Law Reform Commission Consultation Report on Presumption of Death Act
    The Manitoba Law Reform Commission has released its Consultation Report on Improving Manitoba’s Presumption of Death Act. From the Executive Summary:"Presumption of death legislation is not to be confused with survivorship or…
  • Aug 5

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Knowledge Management

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Knowledge Management
    The international information professional organization SLA (Special Libraries Association) held a Twitter chat on knowledge management (KM) on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 3 to 4PM Eastern time.The chat dealt with 4 questions: the…
Rank this Week: 397

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/
  • Aug 28

    Words, words, word

    Words, words, word
    Words - they are the tools of the trade as attorneys.  What a word means - a.k.a. its definition - can be crucial whether you are drafting an agreement or litigating a dispute. For those who want the latest technology, Black's Law…
  • Aug 27

    Drone Law: An Emerging Field?

    Drone Law: An Emerging Field?
    Technology advances, and the law must keep current with it. See, for instance, this article about recent legislation in California regarding trespass laws and their applicability to drones.Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
  • Aug 26

    Research Resource

    Research Resource
    The Law Library provides helpful online research guides, all created specifically for Hofstra Law students by our librarians.  Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
Rank this Week: 457

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
  • Aug 24

    How to Change Your Voter Party-Affiliation Registration in Oregon

    How to Change Your Voter Party-Affiliation Registration in Oregon
    It’s easy to register to vote in Oregon, online, in person, by mail. Visit the Oregon Secretary of State Elections homepage or the Register to Vote page directly. It’s also easy to update your contact information,…
  • Aug 6

    Homeless in Portland: Business Alliance, Street Roots, and the Law of Urban Planning 101

    Homeless in Portland: Business Alliance, Street Roots, and the Law of Urban Planning 101
    There has been a recent slew of articles and editorials on homelessness in Oregon, but this editorial stands out – and not just as a reminder that Street Roots is always worth reading. The editorial needs a few footnotes,…
  • Aug 6

    Research Foreign and International Law Like a Pro

    Research Foreign and International Law Like a Pro
    If you’re not an expert researcher or if you don’t have access to a large law library with professional foreign and international law librarians, the key to productive legal research is the “Legal Research Guide,” most…
Rank this Week: 465

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/
  • Aug 13

    Empirical Studies in Intellectual Property

    Empirical Studies in Intellectual Property
    The Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has created an Empirical Studies Database.You can sort by:Lead authorTitleIP area (patent seems to have the most, but there are papers on copyright…
  • Aug 12

    Improve Your Professional Skills with Free NITA Video

    Improve Your Professional Skills with Free NITA Video
    Getting ready for a new school year—and looking forward to a new career—you might benefit from some of NITA's free resources.NITA—the National Institute for Trial Advocacy—is famous for its intensive training programs…
  • Aug 11

    Tips for Wrapping up Your Summer Job or Externship

    Tips for Wrapping up Your Summer Job or Externship
    A career consultant suggests 3 things to do before you wrap up your summer job (Nat'l Jurist, July 20, 2015):Introduce yourself to key players you haven't met.Wrap up all your projects.Ask for references.Let me add a few:Reflect and…
Rank this Week: 430

Out of the Jungle

Out of the Jungle

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

http://outofthejungle.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Hints on Job Interview

    Hints on Job Interview
    (with thanks to Nancy Scott Hanway, in an article “A Foot in the Door at a Small Liberal-Arts College” at p. A23, in the Dec. 19 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. I found many of her suggestions, tailored to applicants…
  • Dec 30

    Who put the damn wind up the doctors' offices?!

    Who put the damn wind up the doctors' offices?!
    Have your doctors' offices gotten on the bandwagon yet? There is this new trend to have Patient Gateways. The gateway keeps increasing its security. Now, it's like trying to get into Fort Knox. 2-factor security, where I have to include not…
  • Dec 9

    Google Master Class MOOC

    Google Master Class MOOC
    A while ago, Marie posted here about teaching her students better Google searching skills. I was looking at what Google makes available and was thrilled to locate the excellent MOOC they developed on Power Searching and Advanced Power…
Rank this Week: 468

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/
  • Aug 28

    Student Medical Records & HIPAA-FERPA

    Student Medical Records & HIPAA-FERPA
    In an 8/18/15 “Dear Colleague Letter,” Kathleen M. Styles, U.S. Department of Education Chief Privacy Officer, advised colleges and universities that “without a court order or written consent, institutions that are involved…
  • Aug 27

    Congrats to our 1L Contest Winner

    Congrats to our 1L Contest Winner
    Lena Buttkus, and Rachel Byrnes won copies of Justice Anton Scalia’s book: Reading Law. Thanks for participating! Stop by Room 114 in the library to claim your copies. Students should also be looking forward to the library’s Open…
  • Aug 26

    eBook Study Aids Now Available Via Overdrive

    eBook Study Aids Now Available Via Overdrive
    The Law Library now has a large number of ebook study aids available via the Overdrive platform. The large number of titles include Gilbert’s, Q&A, Understanding (various areas of law), and Nutshells. Check them out and let us know…
Rank this Week: 548

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Aug 28

    New Walkover collection titles – fiction

    New Walkover collection titles – fiction
    Take time in your busy academic schedule for some non-law, thought provoking reading. Each won coveted literary awards. Enjoy! PR9619.3.F525N37 2015 From the publisher:  “In We Are All Completely beside Ourselves,  author…
  • Aug 27

    Journal Staff Legal Research Guide

    Journal Staff Legal Research Guide
    Conducting a Source and Cite Check for a Journal?  Check out the library’s guide for journal staff.  It answers general questions about choosing a topic, preemption checks, locating and borrowing materials, and cite and source…
  • Aug 26

    Featured Database: Subject Compilation of State Laws – Fifty State Survey

    Featured Database: Subject Compilation of State Laws – Fifty State Survey
    Have you ever wondered where to find a comparison of state laws governing the proceeds from the sales of all those lottery tickets you buy hoping to pay off your student loans?  Or how various states’ laws on the use of cell phones…
Rank this Week: 508

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
  • Aug 27

    Law Library to Commemorate Constitution Day with Discussion on Religious Freedom

    Law Library to Commemorate Constitution Day with Discussion on Religious Freedom
    In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion about the importance of religious liberty in America and its historical connection to the U.S. Constitution with Princeton University professor of…
  • Aug 26

    An Interview with Noah Lapidus, Intern

    An Interview with Noah Lapidus, Intern
    Today’s interview is with Noah Lapidus. Noah has been working on the Indigenous Law Portal for several months as an LC Knowledge Navigators Intern. We have previously written about the Indigenous Law Portal several times, including an…
  • Aug 25

    Legal Aspects of Unmanned Systems – Part 1: Civilian Use

    Legal Aspects of Unmanned Systems – Part 1: Civilian Use
    Brave New World: Unmanned Systems and Us I have always been intrigued by technological advances. I am repeatedly amazed at the depth of human curiosity and ingenuity. Throughout history humans have developed machines to assist, and when…
Rank this Week: 551

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/
  • Aug 20

    Welcome, Class of 2018!

    Welcome, Class of 2018!
    The Law Library is happy to welcome the class of 2018 to the law school!  We’re excited that you’re here with us and want you to know that we’re here to help you throughout your legal education.  In addition to…
  • Aug 18

    HeinOnline: Introducing Enhanced Interface 101

    HeinOnline: Introducing Enhanced Interface 101
    HeinOnline has just released a new, enhanced interface that is both modern and fresh.  If you are like me you probably loved Hein’s content, but did not love the awkward and sometimes confusing site layout. After listening to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 566

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
  • Aug 28

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 8/28/2015

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 8/28/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC19038 - State v. O'Brien-Veader (Murder; felony murder; kidnapping in second degree; prosecutorial impropriety; "The principal issue in this appeal requires us to determine when a…
  • Aug 27

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 8/27/2015

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 8/27/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC19349 - State v. Dixon (Murder; "The defendant, Randy Dixon, was convicted, following a jury trial, of murder in violation of General Statutes § 53a-54a (a). On appeal, …
  • Aug 26

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinion - 8/26/2015

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinion - 8/26/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Juvenile Law Opinions Body: AC37652 In re Ariana S. (Termination of parental rights; motion to open; motion for order of notice by publication; "The respondent father appeals from the trial court’s denial of…
Rank this Week: 727

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/
  • Aug 24

    Everybody Else is an Idiot

    Everybody Else is an Idiot
    I’ve written multiple posts in praise of allied professionals, specialists, and experts who are increasingly vital to the delivery of competent legal services. But just as lawyers are not alone in the legal supply chain, lawyers are not…
  • Aug 23

    Pre-ILTACON: Interesting Time

    Pre-ILTACON: Interesting Time
    Lawyers who entered the profession when the standard means of production were a dictaphone and a dedicated secretary will, without any sense of irony, EMAIL me to tell me that technology has no impact on the way they practice law. One of the…
  • Aug 21

    Law Firm Librarians: An Under-Utilized Resource

    Law Firm Librarians: An Under-Utilized Resource
    There has been a lot of discussion in the blogosphere and twitter this week about the Bloomberg Law article “Law Firm Librarians Feel Underused and Underpaid” and the accompanying survey. First off, I want to thank BNA Bloomberg…
Rank this Week: 723

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 24

    Need help using the Bluebook? Come to the library for the Bluebook trainings!

    Need help using the Bluebook? Come to the library for the Bluebook trainings!
    The training provides an overview of The Bluebook and and citation rules. Specifically: Introduction/structure of the Bluebook; Tabbing the Bluebook; Elements of basic citation form, rules, and exercises; Use of introductory signals and short…
  • Aug 19

    New Law Students: Make Friends With A Librarian

    New Law Students: Make Friends With A Librarian
    New Law Students: Make Friends With A Librarian by Reference Librarian and Lecturer in Law at DePaul University Law Library, Mark Giangrande  U.S. News & World Report has a short post out for new law students who will start their…
  • Aug 18

    Welcome and Welcome back!

    Welcome and Welcome back!
    The Library would like to welcome the new 1Ls and transfer students, and welcome back our 2Ls and 3Ls. Please view this presentation as a reminder of what is available to you in the library and whom to contact about … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 724

The Gavel

The Gavel

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

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

    Law Library After Hour

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

    The Mystery Behind Mastery Monday

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

    Black History Month: Law School Event

    Black History Month: Law School Event
    February 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month in the United States. The theme for 2015 is “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” (http://asalh100.org/black-history-themes/2015-theme/). The Oklahoma City…
Rank this Week: 625

Carolina Blawg

Carolina Blawg

By the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library.

http://blogs.law.unc.edu/library/
  • Oct 31

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  • Jun 22

    eBooks in the Law Library

    eBooks in the Law Library
    There are many eBooks in the campus libraries about law. Try doing an advanced search and specify format = eBook. Here are the results of a search for subject=law and format=eBook.
  • Jun 8

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline has added the American Series of Foreign Penal Codes to is Foreign and International Law Resources database. The newly added 32 volumes provide "accurate English translations of important Penal Codes of foreign countries." Each…
Rank this Week: 717

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: 684

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
  • Jul 11

    Sinking, fast and slow: Bifurcating beta in financial and behavioral space

    Sinking, fast and slow: Bifurcating beta in financial and behavioral space
    James Ming Chen, Sinking, Fast and Slow: Bifurcating Beta in Financial and Behavioral Space, available at http://bit.ly/SinkingFastSlow or http://ssrn.com/abstract=2629541: Modern portfolio theory accords symmetrical treatment to all…
  • Jun 9

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi
    Tail risk — of a radically different variety James Ming Chen, The Promise and the Peril of Parametric Value-at-Risk (VaR) Analysis, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2615664 or http://bit.ly/ParametricVaR: Leptokurtosis, or the…
Rank this Week: 783

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/
  • Aug 26

    Readex online training

    Readex online training
    Readex is offering free fall training sessions for its various database collections, including a September 29 training in America's Historical Government Publications (including U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers).…
  • Aug 25

    Voting booth privacy and selfie

    Voting booth privacy and selfie
    The ABA Journal has an article about... well, another article, in the New York Times... about whether people who take selfies in the voting booth (to show their cast ballots) are violating laws that protect privacy in the voting booth. …
  • Aug 25

    New journal focuses on technology and privacy

    New journal focuses on technology and privacy
    beSpacific reports the launch of an important new academic journal, The Journal of Technology Science.  The new journal focuses on the intersection of technology and its various impacts on society. The journal is examining this topic in…
Rank this Week: 741

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

Covers legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin. From the University of Wisconsin Law Library and librarian Bonnie Shucha.

http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/
  • Jan 6

    UW Law Library Website and WisBlawg Redesign

    UW Law Library Website and WisBlawg Redesign
    Within the next week, the UW Law Library will be introducing a new website redesign. The new site features a slimmed-down look and a more user friendly design - we hope! Here's a sneak preview. In conjunction with the new library…
  • Dec 10

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie
    Looking for a legal dictionary for your mobile device? Law Technology News has a good review of apps for both the legal professional and the non-lawyer. Apps are available in both iOS and Android and range from free to $55. Here's a sneak…
  • Nov 6

    Water Law in Wisconsin

    Water Law in Wisconsin
    My colleague, Jenny Zook, has written a great piece on Water Law in Wisconsin for the latest Inside Track from the State Bar of Wisconsin. Here's the abstract:The Great Lakes Region, at about 20 percent the world's surface fresh water,…
Rank this Week: 827

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Discussion on cost recovery, legal information services contracts and legal research training.

http://lawfirmbottomline.wordpress.com
  • Dec 12

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law
    We at Cable&Clark have evolved over the years, adapting to change and market needs. Right now, we are going through a major shift in our business model — a model that changes that way we deliver our services to clients ……
  • Dec 12

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law
    We at Cable&Clark have evolved over the years, adapting to change and market needs. Right now, we are going through a major shift in our business model — a model that changes that way we deliver our services to clients … Continue reading…
  • Nov 14

    Change anyone?

    Change anyone?
    Everyone knows that change is inevitable. For law firms and their law libraries, significant change has occurred over the last decade and will continue for the unforeseen future. Change is a necessity for survival. I’ve been an advocate of…
Rank this Week: 919

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 28

    The 250th anniversary of William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England

    The 250th anniversary of William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College Archivist     William Blackstone was born in London July 10, 1723. After the deaths of his parents, he was raised by his uncle and received a classical…
  • Aug 27

    Throwback Thursday: Dial-up edition

    Throwback Thursday: Dial-up edition
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistThe library's Westlaw terminal, circa 1981. The interface has changed a bit over the years.The fall semester of 1980 saw a big change at the South Texas College…
  • Aug 19

    Collection Spotlight - How to Locate Resource

    Collection Spotlight - How to Locate Resource
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library!Whether you are looking for a specific title or are researching a topic, the Library has the right tool for you!STELLA is our online catalog, and…
Rank this Week: 1196

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
  • Aug 28

    Sunday Student Access to the Charlotte Law Library

    Sunday Student Access to the Charlotte Law Library
      Hours The Charlotte School of Law Library is open on Sundays from 1 pm to 10 pm. The Library User Experience (LUX) Desk is open from 2 pm to 8 pm. Reference Services are provided by a librarian from … Continue reading →
  • Aug 27

    How to Register for Bloomberg Law?

    How to Register for Bloomberg Law?
    Go to bloomberglaw.com Click on “Register for a law school account.” You do not need an activation code. Leave this box blank and continue filling in the required information. Fill in all the required information. Click on…
  • Aug 26

    Reminder: Professionalism for New Attorneys, October 9-10

    Reminder: Professionalism for New Attorneys, October 9-10
    The North Carolina State Bar Professionalism for New Attorneys is a MANDATORY CLE program that newly licensed attorneys must complete in their first year to meet CLE requirements. Date:           …
Rank this Week: 1237

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Aug 26

    Women’s Equality Day and the XIX Amendment

    Women’s Equality Day and the XIX Amendment
    Amendment XIX of the United States Constitution, which reads “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex,” was proposed to the…
  • Aug 21

    Welcome Back from Vacation!

    Welcome Back from Vacation!
    The BLS Library staff sends a warm welcome to both old and new students to the 2015 fall semester at Brooklyn Law School.   Here at the Library we hope to help you make it a successful and productive one.   Attention all New…
  • Aug 14

    Eighty Year Anniversary of the Social Security Act

    Eighty Year Anniversary of the Social Security Act
    Today marks the 80th anniversary of the signing into law of the Social Security Act by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In his Statement Upon Signing the Social Security Bill on August 14, 1935, FDR said: “Today, a hope of many…
Rank this Week: 949

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/
  • Aug 26

    Conceal Carry

    Conceal Carry
    The controversial subject of personal handgun conceal and carry has been rather prominent this summer in Minnesota. Besides a recent local incident that put the matter in the news, Minnesota now has reciprocity with North…
  • Aug 20

    John W. Boerner

    John W. Boerner
    John W. Boerner was born on August 16, 1874 at the Army post of Fort Hays, Kansas where his father was stationed. His family moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota when he was five years old.  His father initially worked as a…
  • Aug 12

    MSOP – A Look Back

    MSOP – A Look Back
    Now that Federal District Court Judge Frank has declared the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) unconstitutional, a commission of leaders is planning what steps to take to make the program constitutional. It was strange timing when…
Rank this Week: 1120

TMLL Library News

TMLL Library News

Covers current affairs, legal research, statutes and weblogs. From the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law.

http://umlaw.typepad.com/tmll_news/
  • Aug 25

    Charging station for smartphones, tablets and more!

    Charging station for smartphones, tablets and more!
    The Thurgood Marshall Law Library has a courtesy charging station for mobile devices in the L2 Copy Room. Place your device in the locker and plug it in Turn the lever to a locked position Enter your own 4 digit code + the Zephyr button To…
  • Aug 24

    Umbrellas available for checkout

    Umbrellas available for checkout
    Don't get caught in the rain! The Thurgood Marshall Law Library has umbrellas available for checkout at the User Services Desk.
  • Aug 10

    Change to ILL Login

    Change to ILL Login
    All users can now log into ILLiad using their campus UMID and password. New users will need to log in using campus UMID and password, then set up an ILLiad profile as normal. Login behavior for returning users will vary: If the user's campus…
Rank this Week: 1108

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Aug 24

    A Little Law School News For Monday

    A Little Law School News For Monday
    I’m teaching orientation classes this week.  Got to have 1Ls signed up for Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law after all.  Posting may be a bit more spotty that usual because of that.  Nonetheless, there are a few…
  • Aug 21

    Friday Fun: Fozzie Bear and Kermit The Frog Perform N.W.A.s Express Yourself

    Friday Fun: Fozzie Bear and Kermit The Frog Perform N.W.A.s Express Yourself
    It’s a nice mashup and timely as well with the movie Straight Outta Compton in theaters.  This is a fan piece and not from the Muppet’s corporate owner, Disney.  See it before it gets taken down. Mark
  • Aug 20

    Bar Examiners, Deans, Point Fingers At Each Other For Drop in 2014 Bar Passing Rate

    Bar Examiners, Deans, Point Fingers At Each Other For Drop in 2014 Bar Passing Rate
    There is an article posted this morning on Bloomberg BNA worth reading.  It’s called “Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?” and it considers the apparent drop in passing the bar exam in 2014.  The President of the…
Rank this Week: 1139

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Innovation Tournaments: what are they and what can it mean for your library or organization as a whole?

    Innovation Tournaments: what are they and what can it mean for your library or organization as a whole?
    by Corrine VogelI’m so grateful to DALL to have been able to attend this year’s Annual Meeting with the financial assistance of a DALL grant. As part of that experience, I had the opportunity to go to the Private Law Librarians…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 957

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    I want it back

    I want it back
    Every day I get told stories.  Some fanciful like the guy who swore the girl looked 21 and was now looking at a 288 charge.  Some scary like the guy who had been staked by a rather large linebacker sized female.  Then there are…
  • Aug 17

    What would you do?!

    What would you do?!
    So, I'm sitting at the reference desk and I see this guy hanging across the way over by the Federal Digest.  Normally, I go up to people who appear lost in the stacks but this guy wasn't lost.  He was watching me.  Basically, a…
  • Aug 10

    Word of the Month for August 2015: Nystagmu

    Word of the Month for August 2015: Nystagmu
    This last month I attended the yearly AALL Annual Meeting and Convention for law Librarians. One of the presentations was entitled "Attorney Research Skills: Join the Conversation between Law Firm and Academic Law Librarians."  What I…
Rank this Week: 992

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    Updates to the LC's Recommended Formats Statement

    Updates to the LC's Recommended Formats Statement
    During the summer of 2014 the Library of Congress published the Recommended Format Specifications to identify characteristics of creative formats in both analog and digital formats. One of the goals of these specifications was to maximize the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1130