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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: 7

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
  • Feb 23

    CFP: Business and Human Rights Journal Special Thematic Issue

    CFP: Business and Human Rights Journal Special Thematic Issue
    The Business and Human Rights Journal invites proposals for special thematic issues, or a collection of articles focused on a specific theme or issue. Proposals will be accepted on a...
  • Feb 23

    Conference: The Changing Face of the War on Drugs – Detroit, MI

    Conference: The Changing Face of the War on Drugs – Detroit, MI
    The Wayne Law Review at Wayne State University Law School will host its 2016-17 symposium, “The Changing Face of the War on Drugs: Mass Incarceration, Overcriminalization, and Evolving Drug Policy,” on...
  • Feb 23

    CFP: McGill University Annual Graduate Law Conference 2017 – Montreal, Canada

    CFP: McGill University Annual Graduate Law Conference 2017 – Montreal, Canada
    McGill University’s Faculty of Law will host their Annual Graduate Law Conference, “Governing Our Commons: What Matters to Us Today” on May 13-14, 2017 in Montreal, Canada. Those wishing to present...
Rank this Week: 12

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 23

    Disruptive and investigatory powers: HM government transparency report

    Disruptive and investigatory powers: HM government transparency report
    HM government transparency report 2017: disruptive and investigatory powers Ref: ISBN 9781474140942 Cm9420 PDF 1.2MB, 110 pages, “Information on the use, regulation and oversight of a wide range of disruptive and…
  • Feb 23

    WaPo – Tracking how many key positions Trump has filled so far

    WaPo – Tracking how many key positions Trump has filled so far
    “The Post and Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, are tracking more than 500 key executive branch nominations through the confirmation process. These positions include Cabinet secretaries, deputy and…
  • Feb 23

    The Archive Team announces effort to save Internet Movie Database

    The Archive Team announces effort to save Internet Movie Database
    The Archive Team (is not the Internet Archive): “The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information related to movies, television shows, actors, production crew personnel, video games and fictional characters…
Rank this Week: 14

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 24

    Criticizing Judges in a Trump Era

    Criticizing Judges in a Trump Era
    What does ethical criticism of a judge or judgment require? Or, to put it slightly differently, on what basis might we say that a criticism of a judge or judgment is improper? Recent comments by Donald Trump make this question seem…
  • Feb 23

    Partisan Political Arguments in the Workplace

    Partisan Political Arguments in the Workplace
    The U.S. 2016 presidential election and post-election is causing much debate, criticism, and protest outside of America. Canadians have actively participated in public marches and protests in response to Trump’s comments and proposed…
  • Feb 23

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Crawford on Fake News in Canada

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Crawford on Fake News in Canada
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 41

Law Bod Blog

Law Bod Blog

News and chat from the Bodleian Law Library at Oxford University.

http://lawbod.wordpress.com
  • Apr 15

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!
    You can now find us at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/lawbod/, the new home of Bodleian Libraries blogs.  If you follow us by RSS, or through our Twitter, Facebook and website updates you don’t need to do anything – all these…
  • Apr 15

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!
    You can now find us at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/lawbod/, the new home of Bodleian Libraries blogs.  If you follow us by RSS, or through our Twitter, Facebook and website updates you don’t need to do anything – all these…
  • Apr 4

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014
    Please note that, due to an electrical shutdown for the entire St Cross Building from 6.30am to 10am on Tuesday 8 April,  the Bodleian Law Library will not open until 10am. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.    
Rank this Week: 48

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
  • Feb 22

    OPINIONS – February 21, 2017

    OPINIONS – February 21, 2017
    Adoption of L.E.N. DA 16-0268 2017 MT 35N Civil – Adoptions State v. R. Hope DA 16-0501 2017 MT 34N Criminal – Sexual Intercourse without Consent McDonald v. Zink DA 16-0154 2017 MT 33N Civil – Quiet Title State v. J.…
  • Feb 14

    OPINIONS – February 14, 2017

    OPINIONS – February 14, 2017
    Matter of J.S. DA 15-0751 2017 MT 28N Civil – Commitment-Mental Illness Matter of X.S. K.S. A.S. I.S. DA 16-0508 2017 MT 27N Civil – Dependent Neglect State v. Berdahl DA 16-0164 2017 MT 26 Civil – Declaratory Judgment
  • Feb 8

    OPINIONS – February 8, 2017

    OPINIONS – February 8, 2017
    State v. Reynolds DA 14-0521 2017 MT 25 Criminal – Deceptive Practices State v. Kaarma DA 15-0214 2017 MT 24 Criminal – Homicide-Deliberate
Rank this Week: 52

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Feb 17

    Mass Incarceration and Prison Reform

    Mass Incarceration and Prison Reform
    In the past few years, there has been increased discussion of the growth in America’s prison population to more than 2 million Americans incarcerated, many of them drug offenders, for periods that seem far too long. Since the…
  • Feb 16

    Seminar Paper Workshop

    Seminar Paper Workshop
    Last week Prof. Fajans and Librarian Kathy Darvil ran their semi-annual workshop on how to research and write a seminar paper.  Topics covered included sources for selecting your topic, sources for researching your topic, and how to…
  • Feb 10

    Happy Presidents’ Day!

    Happy Presidents’ Day!
    The Library will be open on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, 2017, a law school holiday, from 9:00am to 10:00pm. Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday, was originally established to honor George Washington, the first president…
Rank this Week: 54

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: 100

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Feb 22

    Need a think tank report?

    Need a think tank report?
    As you prepare seminar papers and other reports, you might find the need to include a report from respected Think Tanks or public policy organizations. PolicyFile is the comprehensive database providing access to this material. It has…
  • Feb 17

    Presidential Documents Research Guide

    Presidential Documents Research Guide
    Looking for the most authoritative source for presidential documents? Googling does not work. You should only cite to the Federal Register or the Code of Federal Regulations, not Whitehouse.gov or some other web site. Georgetown’s…
  • Feb 3

    Neil Gorsuch Nominated to the Supreme Court

    Neil Gorsuch Nominated to the Supreme Court
    Following the nomination announcement of Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to become the next Associate Justice of The Supreme Court, the Library has updated the Supreme Court Nominations Research…
Rank this Week: 148

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: 140

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
  • Feb 7

    Gmail Will Stop Working on These Browsers Soon

    Gmail Will Stop Working on These Browsers Soon
    Google has announced that Gmail will stop working on versions of Google’s Chrome browser older than v53 at the end of 2017. The announcement cited security upgrades in newer versions of the browser as a reason for not supporting…
  • Jan 4

    Latest Gadgets to be Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

    Latest Gadgets to be Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
    Every year, barely after the New Year, the consumer technology industry comes together in Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES¨) - the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. There they introduce and…
  • Nov 26

    Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of

    Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of
    By Mark Rosch One of the questions that we are often asked during our live MCLE seminars and MCLE webinars is whether there is a keyword search available for the billions of Web pages collected by the Archive.org's Wayback Machine. Since its…
Rank this Week: 189

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
  • Feb 1

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017
    The President’s Executive Orders on immigration have prompted calls of concern from students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff at Andover. I’m sure that is true at all schools that are committed to a diverse student body and…
  • Jan 31

    Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrow

    Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrow
    Mark your calendars and put off your homework assignments, Andover! The Gorilla has an exclusive scoop on when the fabled Head of School Day will be this year. It’s tomorrow. Don’t believe us? Wait… Source: Local Student…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 212

Depraved Librarian

Depraved Librarian

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

http://depravedlibrarian.wordpress.com
  • Feb 25

    Links for 2017-02-24 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2017-02-24 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Feb 21

    Links for 2017-02-20 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2017-02-20 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Feb 17

    Links for 2017-02-16 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2017-02-16 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
Rank this Week: 266

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
  • Feb 24

    The Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson

    The Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson
    On this day in 1868, the House of Representatives voted to adopt a resolution that became eleven articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson after he dismissed Secretary of War Edwin Stanton without the approval of…
  • Feb 23

    Lèse-Majesté in Germany – A Relic of a Long-Gone Era?

    Lèse-Majesté in Germany – A Relic of a Long-Gone Era?
    In the summer of 2016, a little known provision of the German criminal code received international attention when it was invoked by the Turkish government on behalf of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who felt insulted by…
  • Feb 22

    An Interview with Geo Nikolov, Legal Metadata Intern

    An Interview with Geo Nikolov, Legal Metadata Intern
    This week’s interview is with Geo Nikolov who is working at the Law Library of Congress for several months as an intern describing and creating metadata for a collection of Hispanic Legal Documents that span from the 15th to 19th…
Rank this Week: 302

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

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

    Senate bill would require library in every Nevada school

    Senate bill would require library in every Nevada school
    “Every school in Nevada would be required to establish and maintain a library — with a dedicated librarian — under a proposal presented to the Senate education committee.Sen. Becky Harris, R-Las Vegas, introduced Senate Bill…
  • Feb 23

    Jeffco library scrubs tweets after getting complaints that posts are politically biased

    Jeffco library scrubs tweets after getting complaints that posts are politically biased
    “The head of the Jefferson County Public Library this month deleted a series of tweets from the library’s Twitter account after a county commissioner complained they were politically biased. That has people in the county talking…
  • Feb 23

    UB librarians discuss how fake news creates a cycle of misinformation

    UB librarians discuss how fake news creates a cycle of misinformation
    “When Cynthia Tysick sees a news story on social media, she diligently fact-checks it on Snopes and PolitiFact.“I’ve suddenly become the fact-checking guru on my Facebook feed,” Tysick, head of UB Educational Services…
Rank this Week: 220

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: 222

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: 328

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
  • Feb 23

    International Polar Bear Day

    International Polar Bear Day
    February 27th is International Polar Bear Day. You may commemorate the day by turning down your thermostat, visiting the live cam at the website of polar bear international (www.polarbearinternational.org), or viewing the display of new books…
  • Feb 20

    Data Rescue New Haven @ Yale

    Data Rescue New Haven @ Yale
    Data Rescue New Haven @ Yale March 4, 2017 9 AM - 4 PM 17 Hillhouse Avenue, TEAL Classroom  More information: http://researchdata.yale.edu/datarescuenhv Register for DataRescueNHV: http://tinyurl.com/datarescuenhv
  • Feb 10

    Book Talk: Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matche

    Book Talk: Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matche
    Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library and Yale Law Women for a discussion with Marcia A. Zug ’04 about her new book, Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches. Commentary will be provided by Ian Ayres ’86.…
Rank this Week: 497

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

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

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Introducing the new Tribal Court Indian Law Bulletin

    Introducing the new Tribal Court Indian Law Bulletin
    "The American Indian Law Clinic is excited to collaborate with NILL for the Indian Law Bulletin, in the spirit of our longstanding relationship with the Native American Rights Fund. Tribal jurisprudence is a vital component of Indian law for…
  • Feb 17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/17
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlKnighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians (Tribal Court Jurisdiction; Tribal Government - Fraud) Tribal Courts…
  • Feb 1

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/1

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/1
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlJones v. United States (Bad Men Treaty Provision)United States v. Barnes (Oklevueha Native American Church; Marijuana Manufacturing)Consumer Financial Protection…
Rank this Week: 502

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/
  • Feb 21

    Canadian Law Research in HeinOnline

    Canadian Law Research in HeinOnline
    Most people know that the HeinOnline subscription database is a great source of legal research materials from all over the world.  HeinOnline’s collection of legal primary and secondary sources from Canada is especially…
  • Feb 17

    852 RARE: Guest Blog – Molding the Legal Mind: The Notebooks of Harvard Law Student

    852 RARE: Guest Blog – Molding the Legal Mind: The Notebooks of Harvard Law Student
    Many of us would shudder to imagine a researcher 100 years from now poring over our college lecture notes, scribbled in spiral-bound notebooks or, more likely, typed up in hundreds of sporadically organized .docx files. Historical &…
  • Feb 14

    Jonathan Zittrain statement for the record on access to legal information

    Jonathan Zittrain statement for the record on access to legal information
    Today at 10am, a statement for the record from our faculty director and Vice Dean, Library And Information Resources, Jonathan Zittrain, will be part of House Judiciary Committee’s IP Subcommittee hearing on Judicial…
Rank this Week: 397

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Some people's kid

    Some people's kid
    First, a limerick:There once was a couple who owed rent.They were so much in debt they were bent;Their folks they did get,To lend every cent,And now they all live in a tent.The other day, I was visited by a older couple. Seems couple's son…
  • Feb 13

    Crazy Love

    Crazy Love
    "Love" (or what people think is love) will make some people do some pretty stupid things.  This being the month of "love," I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring and tell a tale of woe and stupidity.Seems an older Lad was madly in love…
  • Feb 6

    Word of the Month for February 2017: Duty

    Word of the Month for February 2017: Duty
    Despite what the POTUS or any economic "experts" may say about the state of the economy, I have discovered a perfect measure for whether the economy is tanking: how far in left field are the civil actions being filed in Superior Court.…
Rank this Week: 390

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Feb 20

    Eighth Circuit Undoes Target Data Breach Settlement Cla

    Eighth Circuit Undoes Target Data Breach Settlement Cla
    Today, we at Class Action Countermeasures are proud to post an analysis of the recent Target litigation appellate opinion by members of our class action and data privacy groups: Laura A. Lange, Shawna J. English,…
  • Feb 14

    The New, Improved FICALA – What’s In the House Class Action Bill?

    The New, Improved FICALA – What’s In the House Class Action Bill?
    The House of Representatives has reintroduced the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act (FICALA), and it’s more substantial than the 2015 version.  The previous version, you may recall, attempted to reinforce the typicality…
  • Jan 27

    Do Good Things Come in Threes? Supreme Court Grants Cert in Three Collective Action Waiver Case

    Do Good Things Come in Threes? Supreme Court Grants Cert in Three Collective Action Waiver Case
    As recently reported by our colleague Brennan Bolt in one of our sister blogs, Labor Relations Today, the Supreme Court has answered a question I posed a few months ago by granting cert in not one, not two… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 510

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook
    How will libraries hold onto ebooks and other digital files like mp3s so that readers and scholars in the future can still read them?  The current state of affairs relies on license agreements with publishers who in turn license to…
  • Nov 16

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit
    Everyone who thought they were protected from copyright lawsuits based on user postings, read this and take action by December 1st. Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!   The post protect your site from copyright lawsuits…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing
    Justia has made the full docket of legal filings in the Happy Birthday case available for free online at https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2013cv04460/564772 The post Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket…
Rank this Week: 372

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2017
    This past month, many pieces of legislation received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0. Take a look:Jeff Waatainen, DLA Piper LLP - Wildfire Regulation 38/2005, Forest and Range Practices Act, Forest Act, Forest Planning and Practices…
  • Jan 10

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for December 2016

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for December 2016
    The following pieces of legislation received new annotations in Quickscribe 2.0 last month:  Michael Hargraves, Stewart, McDannold, Stuart – Community Charter, Local Government ActRichard Bereti, Harper Grey LLP –…
  • Dec 9

    Roundup of #clawbies2016 Nominations to Date

    Roundup of #clawbies2016 Nominations to Date
    We're a little over a week into the 11th annual Clawbies, and already more than 40 different blogs, vlogs, and podcasts are in the running. We'll add to this list as more nominations roll in.Have you made your nominations in the Canadian Law…
Rank this Week: 550

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 357

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: 462

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: 422

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/
  • Feb 24

    Lexis Prepare to Practice Program

    Lexis Prepare to Practice Program
    Lexis has announced the 2017 Prepare to Practice program for law students, available on-demand. Content for the program is based on feedback from legal employers and former summer associates. The Prepare to Practice program is designed to…
  • Feb 15

    ICE Immigration Raids: A Primer

    ICE Immigration Raids: A Primer
    TRAC, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse data gathering and research organization from Syracuse University, provides comprehensive, independent and nonpartisan information about federal enforcement, staffing and spending. They…
  • Feb 13

    New Law Librarian of Congre

    New Law Librarian of Congre
    The Library of Congress has announced that Jane Sánchez has been named the Law Librarian of Congress. Sánchez earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of New Mexico, an MLS from Simmons College in Boston,…
Rank this Week: 742

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Feb 24

    Fair use is for students, and artists, and researchers, and …

    Fair use is for students, and artists, and researchers, and …
    Last Fair Use Week post!  Today I want to highlight, via a short video, a student project here at Duke that demonstrates really well the kinds of common transformative uses that fair use supports on campus. “Transformative…
  • Feb 23

    Fair Use is for Innovation

    Fair Use is for Innovation
    [cross-posted from the Copyright at Harvard Library Blog and written for Fair Use Week] Remember Betamax? I do, but mostly for the fair use case that it precipitated, Sony Corp. v. Universal Studios, Inc. That case was decided by the Supreme…
  • Feb 21

    Fair Use for Author

    Fair Use for Author
    Happy fair use week! I’m sure many of you have already taken note that February 20 to 24 is a week-long celebration of copyright’s fair use doctrine. The organizers at fairuseweek.org have done a great job…
Rank this Week: 973

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Feb 24

    How likely is algorithmic transparency?

    How likely is algorithmic transparency?
    Here’s the abstract for Opening the Black Box: In Search of Algorithmic Transparency by Rachel Pollack Ichou (University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute): Given the importance of search engines for public access to knowledge and…
  • Feb 15

    A psychological perspective on algorithm aversion

    A psychological perspective on algorithm aversion
    Berkeley J. Dietvorst, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Joseph P. Simmons, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, and Cade Massey, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Algorithm Aversion: People…
  • Feb 14

    Use Trump’s executive orders sourced on White House website with caution

    Use Trump’s executive orders sourced on White House website with caution
    In White House posts wrong versions of Trump’s orders on its website, USA Today reports that the texts of at least five Trump executive orders hosted on the White House website do not match the official text sent to the Federal…
Rank this Week: 1209

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Legal Research At Sea

    Legal Research At Sea
    Many law students will never take a class on admiralty and maritime law, but it is a complex and specialized area of law which presents some research challenges. Not to be confused with law of the sea (focused on broader public international…
  • Feb 8

    All About Clerkship

    All About Clerkship
    Working toward a judicial clerkship opportunity, or just want to learn more about the possibilities? The Goodson Law Library has just received the new title Behind the Bench: The Guide to Judicial Clerkships, 2d ed. 2016. Author Debra M.…
  • Jan 27

    Finding Foreign Law

    Finding Foreign Law
    Thanks to robust free access through government websites, as well as subscription resources with primary law, most American legal researchers can locate a U.S. state or federal court opinion or statute with ease. But what about finding…
Rank this Week: 854

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

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

http://bclegaleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Songs on Trial: A New Display by the Information Desk

    Songs on Trial: A New Display by the Information Desk
    There's a new display next to the Law Library information desk-- It's a fun and informative look at the history of music copyright law through the lens of four landmark cases. We made this blog post to allow people to listen to audio samples…
  • Feb 22

    Tools for creating your memo, brief or research paper

    Tools for creating your memo, brief or research paper
    Need help in formatting a brief?  Want assistance with checking citations in your memo?  Do you know how to create a table of authorities for your brief?  Help is right at hand: the Boston College Law Library has an updated…
  • Feb 13

    Library Updates: New Look, New Database

    Library Updates: New Look, New Database
    Hello all!  As you've probably noticed, the Law Library now has a handsome new look, thanks to our hard working web committee team members!  You'll note that there are some changes to the organization of materials, but all the same…
Rank this Week: 883

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law…

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law Librarian's Blog

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

http://birkbecklibrarylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Humanities Digital Library

    Humanities Digital Library
    The Humanities Digital Library is still in its early stages, but promises to be a useful source of open access material. Its web site states that:The Humanities Digital Library is the open access library and catalogue for books published…
  • Feb 2

    Hein Online training video

    Hein Online training video
    Hein Online has recently added a number of videos to its YouTube channel.These include:Navigating the HeinOnline interfaceSearching in HeinOnlineDownloading, Printing and Sharing HeinOnline ContentCreating a MyHein account (this allows…
  • Jan 25

    Two new ejournal

    Two new ejournal
    We now have online access to the following two journals:Critical Inquiry 2002 - presentNordic Journal of Human Rights 2014 - presentBoth can be accessed in the usual way, from the library web site's home page.
Rank this Week: 901

The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian discusses all things law libraries, legal research and writing, and law schools.

http://gingerlibrarian.blogspot.com
  • Feb 22

    Happy Fair Use Week!

    Happy Fair Use Week!
    Happy Fair Use Week 2017!Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. The week is designed to highlight and promote opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, to celebrate…
  • Feb 15

    Designing a Law Library Learning Space

    Designing a Law Library Learning Space
    Barbara Fister over at InsideHigherEd recently discussed practices for designing learning spaces in libraries. Her post was informed by a new report published by Project Information Literacy called Planning and Designing Academic…
  • Feb 14

    Law Schools "Obsessed With Smartness"

    Law Schools "Obsessed With Smartness"
    The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an article this week on colleges being "obsessed with smartness." The "pecking order" of higher education — and the ratings that we use to establish the quality of our colleges and universities…
Rank this Week: 1215

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/
  • Feb 20

    Law Library Tips on Avoiding Plagiarism

    Law Library Tips on Avoiding Plagiarism
    Whether you are writing a brief or a seminar paper, take care to avoid plagiarism. Your legal readers, from judges to fellow scholars, expect to be able to identify which words and ideas are yours and which come from others, in part to…
  • Feb 13

    Research Tip: What is “Permanent” Online?

    Research Tip: What is “Permanent” Online?
    Websites “disappear” for any number of reasons. Presidential transitions, general link rot, or site design errors can all contribute to Internet content vanishing. What’s a researcher to do? Consider whether you can find a permanent…
  • Feb 6

    Research International Arbitration or Intellectual Property Using New Law Library Database

    Research International Arbitration or Intellectual Property Using New Law Library Database
    As we begin a new semester, you might be interested in checking out two of the Moritz Law Library’s newer databases: Kluwer Arbitration and Kluwer IP Law. Kluwer Arbitration has resources on international arbitration, offering both primary…
Rank this Week: 810

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

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

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 15

    New exhibit on view--Robert Morris: Lawyer & Activist

    New exhibit on view--Robert Morris: Lawyer & Activist
    We are pleased to announce the opening of the spring exhibit in the Law Library's Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room. Curated by Mary Bilder and Laurel Davis, the exhibit is entitled "Robert Morris: Lawyer & Activist".Morris…
  • Jan 25

    Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition: a chance to share scholarship, win $500, and go to Austin!

    Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition: a chance to share scholarship, win $500, and go to Austin!
    The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in…
  • Jan 9

    New acquisition: 1613 edition of Justinian's Institute

    New acquisition: 1613 edition of Justinian's Institute
    The main focus of our collection is English and early American law books, but thanks to gifts by Professors Daniel R. Coquillette and Michael Hoeflich, we also have a strong collection of Roman law books. This new acquisition is a 1613 Venice…
Rank this Week: 890

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Feb 13

    Is Online Information Ever “Permanent?”

    Is Online Information Ever “Permanent?”
    Your digital photos, letters, books, articles, documents, messages, etc. have no existence unless you pay attention to their preservation – or without electricity, for that matter. (You can’t really hold Zeros and Ones,…
  • Feb 13

    Foreign Language Services for non-English Speakers at Oregon Public Librarie

    Foreign Language Services for non-English Speakers at Oregon Public Librarie
    Multnomah County Library (MCL) patrons know that materials, signs, events, and librarians bring multi-lingual expertise to their patrons, but did you know that the Multnomah County Library and other public libraries around Oregon (and likely…
  • Feb 13

    Database Access for Researchers Affected by Travel Bans: ProQuest

    Database Access for Researchers Affected by Travel Bans: ProQuest
    Other databases (Lexis, Westlaw, maybe, who knows) may start doing this too for students, scientists, and other researchers, but in the meantime: ProQuest launches free access to its databases for researchers affected by travel ban
Rank this Week: 689

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Feb 6

    Tax Analysts Student Writing Competition

    Tax Analysts Student Writing Competition
    FYI, UB Law Students: If you have written, or are considering writing an article on tax law or policy, please consider entering the Tax Analysts Student Writing Competition: http://www.taxanalysts.org/awards/for-students. “Tax…
  • Feb 3

    Spring Hours begin Monday, February 6

    Spring Hours begin Monday, February 6
    As we move from Winter to Spring sessions, the Law Library will be closed this weekend (Saturday, February 4-Sunday, February 5).  We will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, February 6, and begin to follow the schedule for Spring 2017:…
  • Jan 26

    Free Tax Preparation by UB School of Management Student

    Free Tax Preparation by UB School of Management Student
    Dean Paul Tesluk of the UB School of Management (SOM) announced that SOM students are available to provide free tax preparation assistance. His message is reproduced below. Dear University Community: On behalf of the School of…
Rank this Week: 893

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Feb 5

    Brexit Talk with MEP Catherine Stihler

    Brexit Talk with MEP Catherine Stihler
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library invites you to join MEP Catherine Stihler for a Brexit talk and discussion on Friday, February 10, 9:10 am – 10:00 am, in the Yale Law School Faculty Lounge. Doors will open at 9:00 for refreshments.
  • Jan 24

    New Book Display: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts: Steering the Discourse of Reproductive Justice

    New Book Display: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts: Steering the Discourse of Reproductive Justice
         The upcoming Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice will feature Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, general-practice physician and activist who pushes the boundaries of abortion law.  On L1 of the law library is a new…
  • Dec 20

    Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian

    Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian
    In the spirit of the Season there is a new exhibit in the Foreign and International Law Collection Reading Room: “Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian.” It focuses on the major role…
Rank this Week: 839

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/
  • Feb 1

    History of Supreme Court Nomination

    History of Supreme Court Nomination
    By now everyone knows that Judge Neil Gorsuch has been nominated to the United States Supreme Court. In thinking about what comes next, I thought I’d point out a great source from HeinOnline called History of Supreme Court Nominations…
  • Jan 27

    Research Help

    Research Help
    The new semester is well under way and many of our students are already starting the process of thinking about research papers. If you’re in that boat, feel free to come speak with one of our reference librarians to get ……
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 852

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
  • Feb 1

    New exhibit: "Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books"

    New exhibit: "Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books"
    A charming exhibit of animals pictured in law books opens February 1, courtesy of the Yale Law Library’s Rare Book Collection. Titled “Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books,” the exhibit is narrated from…
  • Jan 27

    Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

    Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition
    The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in…
  • Jan 19

    Heraldry mystery solved

    Heraldry mystery solved
    One of our outstanding acquisitions of 2016 was a lovely calligraphic manuscript with a hand-painted image of Lady Justice. The image was the unanimous choice to adorn the Lillian Goldman Law Library’s 2016-2017 holiday card.
Rank this Week: 838

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: 905

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: 896

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: 895

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Aug 17

    Career Resources From the Library

    Career Resources From the Library
    Whether you are participating in OCI or not, the library has resources to help you with your job search. If you are interested in finding contact information for BU alumni, for example, you can use Leadership Library. Additionally, we have a…
  • Aug 12

    Welcome!

    Welcome!
    Please join us in welcoming our newest law librarians: Stefanie Maclin-Hurd, Kate Cochrane, and Shira Megerman! Kindle
  • Jun 24

    Brexit – What does this mean for the EU and the UK?

    Brexit – What does this mean for the EU and the UK?
    The dramatic win of the Brexit campaign is dominating the news.  Any member state may withdraw from the EU under Art. 50 which can be found on Eur-Lex, the EU’s legal portal.  That withdrawal will take effect 2 years…
Rank this Week: 1078