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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 27

    BYU Law #38 in Alums to Partner

    BYU Law #38 in Alums to Partner
    BYU Law School was recently ranked #38 in the National Law Journal’s ranking of associates promoted to partner in 2014 (BYU Law School affiliation required for this link).  These rankings were part of NLJ’s 2015 Go-To Law…
  • Feb 26

    Greenwire

    Greenwire
    The Law Library has recently acquired access to EnergyWire, ClimateWire, Environment & Energy Daily ( E&E Daily), GreenWire and E&E News PM for the BYU Law School community. Each of these sources provide objective, timely and…
  • Feb 26

    New database: AILALink

    New database: AILALink
    Immigration is one of the most significant hot button issues in the U.S. today as interested parties engage in heated debate regarding appropriate avenues of reform. The Law Library has recently acquired access to AILALink, a research…
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Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Feb 27

    2 Law Schools Plan to Admit 10% of Their Law Students without the LSAT Test

    2 Law Schools Plan to Admit 10% of Their Law Students without the LSAT Test
    Bloomberg reports that the Law Schools at SUNY Buffalo and the University of Iowa are soon going to accept students who have not taken the LSAT. This move is based on recent changes to ABA accreditation standards that allow Law...
  • Feb 26

    Tech Thursday: Spring Cleaning For Your Computer

    Tech Thursday: Spring Cleaning For Your Computer
    Though it's hard to tell by looking outside, Spring is almost here, and it's time for a little spring cleaning. If cleaning and organizing your computer isn't on your to-do list, it should be. If your computer is loaded with...
  • Feb 12

    Ohio Supreme Court Signficantly Enhances Opinion Search With Great New Option

    Ohio Supreme Court Signficantly Enhances Opinion Search With Great New Option
    The Ohio Supreme Court has significantly expanded the search capabilities of its Opinions & Announcements page. These new enhancements include allowing users "to search for specific topics or issues such as mandamus actions or attorney…
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Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
  • Feb 27

    The New ABA Law Library Collection of Periodicals on HeinOnline

    The New ABA Law Library Collection of Periodicals on HeinOnline
      In partnership with the American Bar Association, HeinOnline has released a brand new collection which digitizes the ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals and makes the current files available to you via HeinOnline.     ABA…
  • Feb 26

    Books As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

    Books As You’ve Never Seen Them Before
      Check out these amazing works of art carved from old books and follow through to the video on TED.    
  • Feb 20

    Are Study Groups Necessary?

    Are Study Groups Necessary?
      From JDEmployed On the journey towards law school exam domination, an important question must be asked: will it be more beneficial to study on your own or with a group of your classroom peers? After all, whatever helps increase the…
Rank this Week: 1199

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/
  • Feb 26

    Throwback Thursday: Go Texan Memorial Edition

    Throwback Thursday: Go Texan Memorial Edition
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistThe Dons of South Texas: Professor Mussleman, an unknown staff member, Dean Bill Wilks, and Dean Sandra DeGraw, March, 1994.Tomorrow, Friday, February 27,…
  • Feb 25

    Collection Spotlight - President's Day Edition

    Collection Spotlight - President's Day Edition
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library!The Library has a wide selection of workson the Presidents of the United States --their powers, their policies, andtheir individual stories.The Collection includes…
  • Feb 25

    Collection Spotlight - Bar Exam Edition

    Collection Spotlight - Bar Exam Edition
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library!This week, students in states across the countryare sitting down to take their state bar exams.In most states, these exams are held thelast week in February and the…
Rank this Week: 1992

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/
  • Feb 26

    ProQuest Databases Unavailable on Saturday, Feb. 28

    ProQuest Databases Unavailable on Saturday, Feb. 28
    The UW Libraries subscribe to several useful databases from a company called ProQuest. Law students and other legal researchers might use:ProQuest CongressionalProQuest Dissertations & ThesesIndex IslamicusThese and other ProQuest…
  • Feb 26

    Writing Competitions for Law Student

    Writing Competitions for Law Student
    The George Washington University Law School has created a list of more than 150 legal writing competitions for students.  You can get more information and download the spreadsheet here.Hat tip: Legal Skills Prof Blog
  • Feb 20

    Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal

    Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal
    After the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the UN set up the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). This historic tribunal delivered its last trial judgment in December 2012 and is now winding down its appellate work.In 2008,  a team…
Rank this Week: 1036

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
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Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Feb 26

    Legal Writing Competition

    Legal Writing Competition
    The Writing Center at George Washington Law School has posted information on the over 150 legal writing competitions around the country. The competitions cover a wide range of legal topics, and information on eligibility is included. Learn…
  • Feb 13

    Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL

    Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL
    A White House Press Release announced that on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, “President Obama transmitted to Congress a proposed authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF, against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also…
  • Feb 12

    Childhood and Migration in Central and North America – Study

    Childhood and Migration in Central and North America – Study
    The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies reported in its February 12, 2015 press release the publication of a comprehensive regional study on the “conditions, laws, policies, and practices throughout the Northern Central…
Rank this Week: 1619

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

Official blawg of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/library/
  • Feb 26

    The Constitute Project

    The Constitute Project
    Tunisia, Egypt, Fiji, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Libya, South Sudan and Hungary have all produced new constitutions in the past few years. Each of these constitutions arose in different political circumstances, but how, in general, does a nation…
  • Feb 21

    Mindfulness Meditations Break on Mondays and Wednesday

    Mindfulness Meditations Break on Mondays and Wednesday
    You’re welcome to 15-minute meditation breaks, every Monday at 3pm and Wednesday at noon in the Library’s Klaus Room (2nd floor). No prior meditation experience or registration required – just come on in, sit in a comfy easy…
  • Feb 17

    The Law Library Opens at 10am Today

    The Law Library Opens at 10am Today
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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
  • Feb 26

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)
    King County (Seattle, Washington) Law Library: Position Announcement: Public Services Attorney (link to full job description) Excerpt: “The Public Law Library of King County is proud to announce a new full-time, benefit position of…
  • Feb 26

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position
    Interested in finding out if you like being or working in law libraries? Curious about how law libraries are different from other types of libraries? Willing to shelve and shift books? Visit the Marion County Volunteer Opportunities webpage…
  • Feb 24

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!
    It’s easy! Visit the Internet Archive. Click on Web. Enter the URL you want saved into the “Save Page Now” box. Voila! For example, I linked in a previous blog post to this article: “Never trust a corporation to do…
Rank this Week: 239

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Feb 26

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)
    King County (Seattle, Washington) Law Library: Position Announcement: Public Services Attorney (link to full job description) Excerpt: “The Public Law Library of King County is proud to announce a new full-time, benefit position of…
  • Feb 26

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position
    Interested in finding out if you like being or working in law libraries? Curious about how law libraries are different from other types of libraries? Willing to shelve and shift books? Visit the Marion County Volunteer Opportunities webpage…
  • Feb 24

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!
    It’s easy! Visit the Internet Archive. Click on Web. Enter the URL you want saved into the “Save Page Now” box. Voila! For example, I linked in a previous blog post to this article: “Never trust a corporation to do…
Rank this Week: 3489

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
  • Feb 25

    ProQuest upcoming maintenance on March 1, 2015

    ProQuest upcoming maintenance on March 1, 2015
    On March 1, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of the products. The window is scheduled to begin at 11 AM and will last for five  hours. During…
  • Feb 23

    United Nations human rights jurisprudence database launched

    United Nations human rights jurisprudence database launched
    The UN Human Rights Office has recently launched a major online database of Treaty Bodies’ case law, which is known as Jurisprudence, http://juris.ohchr.org. It forms as a starting resource of the human rights recommendations and…
  • Feb 4

    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: 86

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

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

    Celebrate Single-Tasking Day: Here’s Why and How! By Elizabeth Scott, M.S. Stress Management Expert

    Celebrate Single-Tasking Day: Here’s Why and How! By Elizabeth Scott, M.S. Stress Management Expert
    Multi-tasking was once thought to be “the answer” for those who wanted to get more done in less time: simply do twice as much by doing two things at once! However, research has painted a different picture: multi-tasking actually…
  • Feb 4

    TRAIN YOUR BRAIN: MEMORY TIPS AND TRICKS

    TRAIN YOUR BRAIN: MEMORY TIPS AND TRICKS
    “I knew this last week! Why can’t I remember this?” – Every law student, ever. Even at the best of times our memory can fail, leaving us hopelessly fumbling for that case name or trying to remember who had the ……
  • Jan 20

    Why Law Students and Job Seekers Need Business Card

    Why Law Students and Job Seekers Need Business Card
    Well, in general, why does anyone need a business card? I use them as a logical, manageable way to communicate my contact information to another person. It’s a physical object that someone can refer to at a later time to ……
Rank this Week: 800

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 25

    Need A Spring Break Read?

    Need A Spring Break Read?
    Spring Break is almost here!  If you're looking for a book to read on the airplane, at the beach, or even while enjoying a day without classes on the couch, the Law Library has something for you!  Stop by the Law Library's Popular…
  • Feb 23

    You vs. You

    You vs. You
    In a recent opinion handed down by the Utah Court of Appeals, citizens of Utah now have the right to sue themselves.  How you ask?  Just ask Barbara Bagley.  Bagley appears as the representative of the estate of Bradley M. Vom…
  • Feb 23

    The Oscars edition of the Legal Eagle Blog

    The Oscars edition of the Legal Eagle Blog
    During last night’s Oscars ceremony, one of the most touching speeches came from Best Adapted Screenplay winner, Graham Moore. Moore wrote the screenplay for The Imitation Game, the popular Benedict Cumberbatch film about the…
Rank this Week: 1057

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/
  • Feb 25

    Charles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950)

    Charles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950)
    Earlier this month the Ramsey County Bar Association presented a CLE seminar: Leadership for Social Justice. As part of that seminar, the quiet leadership of Charles Hamilton Houston was highlighted. To close out African American History…
  • Feb 12

    Indigent Defense

    Indigent Defense
    The Pioneer Press recently featured the work of First Judicial District public defender Lauri Traub in defending Brian Fitch Sr.  Mr. Fitch was convicted earlier this month of first degree murder in the death of police officer…
  • Feb 4

    Judge Stephen L. Maxwell (1921 -2009)

    Judge Stephen L. Maxwell (1921 -2009)
    On more than one occasion, visitors to our library have noted that the judge portrait collection only contains portraits of white male judges. And they are correct.  While the portrait collection may be historically accurate…
Rank this Week: 3400

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    OBS/TS name that grant contest

    OBS/TS name that grant contest
    Posted on behalf of the OBS/TS Joint Research Grant CommitteeName that Grant Contest!Did you know that TS and OBS offer a grant to do research? Did you know that research can be as simple as evaluating an app?A recent survey says that many…
  • Feb 13

    PCC new

    PCC new
    Phase 3A of RDA changes to name authority records were completed in December 2014. Phase 3A of RDA Changes to Name Authority Records BeginsThe announcement contains details on the changes and has links to other information of interest to NACO…
  • Feb 13

    Common ground: Exploring compatibilities between the linked data models of the Library of Congress and OCLC

    Common ground: Exploring compatibilities between the linked data models of the Library of Congress and OCLC
    http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/2015/oclcresearch-loc-linked-data-2015.html Godby, Carol Jean and Dennenberg Ray, Common ground: exploring compatibilities between the linked data models of the Library of Congress and OCLC, January…
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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 25

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Violette

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Violette
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion and Order in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ASSAULT DA 14-0200, 2015 MT 67, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DAVID VIOLETTE, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Feb 25

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Eisner v. Northwest Autobody

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Eisner v. Northwest Autobody
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – NEGLIGENCE DA 14-0359, 2015 MT 66N, PAMELA EISNER and JEFF EISNER, SR., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. NORTHWEST AUTOBODY & TOWING, INC.,…
  • Feb 25

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zinvest v. Voth

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zinvest v. Voth
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0099, 2015 MT 65N, ZINVEST, LLC, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JOHN J. VOTH, JR.; COLLECTION BUREAU SERVICES, INC.; CACH, LLC; CMB…
Rank this Week: 23

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Feb 24

    Library Opened Limited Hours, Wednesday Feb 25

    Library Opened Limited Hours, Wednesday Feb 25
    Due to Vice President Biden's visit, the UNH Law Library is operating on a limited schedule on Wednesday, February 25th 2015. Only library personnel and NH Feb. Bar exam takers will be allowed into the library until the conclusion of the Vice…
  • Feb 14

    Saturday Night, Feb 14 & Feb 15: Library Closed

    Saturday Night, Feb 14 & Feb 15: Library Closed
    "UNH School of Law in Concord will curtail operations, close the building, and cancel all classes and activities starting at 6:00 PM on Saturday, February 14th, lasting through Sunday, February 15th. For the safety of everyone, students,…
  • Feb 9

    Mon, Feb 9: Law Library Closed

    Mon, Feb 9: Law Library Closed
    Due to the intensity and predicted nature of this latest storm, particularly heavy snowfall during the morning and evening commuting times, the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord will be curtailing operations, canceling…
Rank this Week: 1960

Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

Covers the access and use of online legal information. By Colin Lachance, President of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).

http://lachanceonlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 23

    Why I’m running in the LSUC Bencher Election

    Why I’m running in the LSUC Bencher Election
    In my role at CanLII, I’ve had the great honour of meeting and working with justice system participants from across the country as well as with benchers and law society staff from every Canadian jurisdiction. These are amazing people…
  • Feb 7

    ABS D.O.A.? idk

    ABS D.O.A.? idk
    Is the debate over Alternative Business Structures in the legal profession dead on arrival before it truly begins? I don’t know. Among the most active participants in the current debate, things are hardly over. But from my perspective,…
  • Feb 1

    Yes, but are you a *real* lawyer?

    Yes, but are you a *real* lawyer?
    This is not a trick question, but a question that is tricky nonetheless. On one hand, if one can define who a real lawyer is, then it should be easy to define what a real lawyer does. On the other hand, we wouldn’t expect any among a…
Rank this Week: 4948

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Feb 23

    STUDY ON THE GO!

    STUDY ON THE GO!
    The law library offers two types of audio study aids: Gilbert Law School Legends Audio Series & Sum & Substance Series. We have more than 30 topics in this collection—which we’ve recently updated with…
  • Feb 18

    February Lexis Advance Training Session

    February Lexis Advance Training Session
    Geno Donney, our Lexis representative, is offering four training sessions in February. All sessions will be 30 minutes and held in Room 120. 1L Tips @ 4:00 pm Thursday, 2/19 Thursday, 2/26 Shepard’s @ 12:00 pm Friday, 2/20 Wednesday,…
  • Feb 11

    In Memorium: Henry G. Manne

    In Memorium: Henry G. Manne
    Professor Henry G. Manne died on January 17. Manne served as Dean of George Mason Law School from 1986 until 1997, and George Mason University Foundation Professor until 1999. The school’s Henry G. Manne Moot Court Competition for Law…
Rank this Week: 3548

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

Law school information and legal research blog of the Mendik Library of New York Law School.

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Feb 23

    Attention Legal Practice Student

    Attention Legal Practice Student
    Winter is nearly over and spring is just around the corner. If you are in LP, this means the deadline for satisfying your RSW requirement is coming closer and closer. To avoid being left out in the cold, please don’t wait until the last…
  • Feb 19

    Celebrating Black History Month: NYLS and the First African-American Newspaper

    Celebrating Black History Month: NYLS and the First African-American Newspaper
    Celebrating Black History Month has always taken on special significance at NYLS, particularly when you consider how closely entwined our community is with African American heritage. Consider, for example, our connection to the historical…
  • Feb 6

    Join us for a Valentine’s Day Cupcake Party!

    Join us for a Valentine’s Day Cupcake Party!
    This Thursday, Feb 12, at 5:15 pm, take a study break and share sweet treats with your librarians!   Stop by the Reference Desk and enjoy some cupcakes, coffee, cookies, and other sweet treats while we celebrate a very special…
Rank this Week: 3720

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: 2663

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 1494

New Jersey Law Librarians…

New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)

Features New Jersey law library news.

http://njlla.org/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Happy Hour & Networking Social

    Happy Hour & Networking Social
    [ March 13, 2015; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Attorneys & Legal Professionals Are Invited to a St. Patrick Happy Hour & Networking Social Friday, March 13, 2015  5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Bar…
  • Feb 3

    AALL Scholarship

    AALL Scholarship
    Every year AALL awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to law school and library school students and AALL members.  The following scholarships are awarded annually: •Library School Scholarships (for those with and without…
  • Jan 26

    Call for Nomination

    Call for Nomination
    We Need You! The Nominating Committee of the New Jersy Law Librarians Assocation (NJLLA) is seeking nominees for the following Executive Board offices for the 2015-16 year: Vice President / President Elect Secretary Treasurer Member-at-Large…
Rank this Week: 2743

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Lex Machina Adds PTAB Data and New ACC Article Provides "in House" View of Lex Machina and Legal Analytic

    Lex Machina Adds PTAB Data and New ACC Article Provides "in House" View of Lex Machina and Legal Analytic
    In November  when I wrote Lex Machina Provides Bigger Data "Custom Insights Raises the Analytics Bar for IP Litigators it was clear that the product would continue to evolve. Last week Lex Machina added a new "high value" …
  • Feb 8

    A Walk Down the Codex "Innovators Aisle" at ALM Legal Tech

    A Walk Down the Codex "Innovators Aisle" at ALM Legal Tech
    I haven't been to Legal Tech in years. Over the years they seem to have evolved into a trade show which focused on the hot technology of the moment. In recent years eDiscovery was the dominant theme. But this year ALM entered a partnership…
  • Feb 1

    Smartphones as the New "Swiss Army Knife:" A Thousand Apps in Your Pocket

    Smartphones as the New "Swiss Army Knife:" A Thousand Apps in Your Pocket
    c.Thomson ReutersThe idea of the "Swiss Army Knife" has become a kind of shorthand for compact, handy, and versatile devices with functionality limited only by the imagination of the developers. According to Wikipedia, this ingenious…
Rank this Week: 1137

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 18

    Sources For Statistical Data

    Sources For Statistical Data
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Sources For Statistical Data February 25th / YLS room 128 @3:10PM This workshop will showcase commonly used sources of federal government and private industry data.   Covered…
  • Feb 16

    Library Tip: ExpressO Law Review Submission Service

    Library Tip: ExpressO Law Review Submission Service
    ExpressO is a law review submission service of bepress (Berkeley Electronic Press) by which scholars may manage and track paper submissions to multiple journals. The great majority of law reviews accept submissions either through ExpressO or…
  • Feb 13

    Historical Research into Words and Phrase

    Historical Research into Words and Phrase
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Join Yale Law Librarian: Fred Shapiro For a Workshop on: Historical Research into Words and Phrases February 18th / 3:10 – 4 PM / YLS Room 128 At times lawyers and legal scholars need…
Rank this Week: 515

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Feb 18

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Issue Certification and Rule 23(c)(4)

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Issue Certification and Rule 23(c)(4)
    The Advisory Committee should clarify the role of issue certification, by reinforcing that issue certification is only appropriate when a class is otherwise certifiable under Rule 23.   One of the Advisory Committee’s…
  • Feb 11

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Merits Inquiry

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Merits Inquiry
    The Advisory Committee has signaled that the merits inquiry is a “back burner” issue for the next Rule 23 amendments.  Perhaps they should nudge it towards the front.   The role of the merits inquiry at…
  • Feb 4

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – FRCP 68 and Mootne

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – FRCP 68 and Mootne
    Courts look down on offers of judgment in class actions as a procedural trick.  Used properly, however, they are an effective early screen for cases that can’t be certified.  One of the most heated debates in the last five…
Rank this Week: 2413

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    NC Court Reports Digital Collection

    NC Court Reports Digital Collection
    The North Carolina State Library has completed its digitization project of official North Carolina Supreme Court reports. Although additional search features will be released later, the collection is now available at…
  • Feb 4

    The 19th Century Struggle for Civil Right

    The 19th Century Struggle for Civil Right
    [The following guest post was written by Goodson Law Library Reference Intern Aaron Kirschenfeld, who is completing a dual J.D. and Master's of Information Science at UNC-Chapel Hill in May.]The monumental changes in American law, let alone…
  • Feb 2

    Budget for the U.S. Government FY2016

    Budget for the U.S. Government FY2016
    This morning, the U.S. Government Publishing Office released the President's Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2016. The Goodson Law Library's print copy has not yet arrived, but users can read and search the online…
Rank this Week: 1930

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
  • May 10

    Good news, bad new

    Good news, bad new
    I have very mixed feelings about this. The fact that the USA Freedom Act has achieved such wide-ranging support may be less an indication of its compromises than of a fundamental shift in American views. In July 2013, following the ……
Rank this Week: 1846

Law Library of Congress: Research…

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

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

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • Feb 13

    Crude Oil Royalty Rate

    Crude Oil Royalty Rate
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Crude Oil Royalty Rates. This report lists royalty rates for crude oil production in selected countries where production occurs on lands owned or controlled in whole or part by the…
  • Feb 4

    Abortion Legislation in Europe

    Abortion Legislation in Europe
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Abortion Legislation in Europe. This report summarizing laws on abortion in selected European countries shows diverse approaches to the regulation of abortion in Europe. A majority…
  • Nov 20

    Right to Peaceful Assembly

    Right to Peaceful Assembly
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Right to Peaceful Assembly. Freedom of peaceful assembly is a recognized right under international human rights law. This report provides a comparative review of one aspect of…
Rank this Week: 1210

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 13

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    This Valentine’s Day postcard serves as an artistic expression of the heartwarming love that the general population often feels toward lawyers. A heavyset attorney, covered from head-to-toe in damning evidence, including no fewer than…
  • Jan 23

    The Otis Family: Part 1

    The Otis Family: Part 1
    For many of us, the name James Otis brings up images of a Revolutionary patriot arguing against writs of assistance and decrying taxation without representation. What I, at least, didn't know was that  this Otis (James Otis, Jr.) was…
  • Dec 19

    Happy holidays to all!

    Happy holidays to all!
    Nothing like a few law-related puns to bring cheer to a holiday party! Our postcard collection, generously donated by Professor Michael Hoeflich, includes quite a few holiday-themed cards. Check out the webpage for our law in postcards…
Rank this Week: 3926

The Gavel

The Gavel

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

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • 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…
  • Jan 30

    “Know Your Rights 101″ Public Forum

    “Know Your Rights 101″ Public Forum
    The Oklahoma City University School of Law and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority hosted a public forum on Saturday,  January 24, 2015 on citizens’ rights during police interactions. The Oklahoman ran a story on the “Know Your Rights…
Rank this Week: 1054

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 12

    Law Reports added to LexisLibrary

    Law Reports added to LexisLibrary
    The Industrial Cases Reports (1972 - present) and the Weekly Law Reports (1975 - present) have been added to LexisLibrary this week. Previously both sets were only available via Westlaw UK, and this is still the place to go for Weekly…
  • Feb 10

    Wellcome Collection Exhibition - Forensics: the anatomy of crime

    Wellcome Collection Exhibition - Forensics: the anatomy of crime
    From 26th February - 21st June, the Wellcome Collection (just a few minutes walk from Birkbeck, on the Euston Road) will be hosting Forensics: the anatomy of crime, a free exhibition that will explore the history, science and art of forensic…
  • Jan 26

    Anti-Slavery International Reference Library

    Anti-Slavery International Reference Library
    If you're carrying out research either on historical aspects of slavery, or on contemporary issues, then the Anti-Slavery International Reference Library is worth a visit. The library's contemporary collection includes books, periodicals,…
Rank this Week: 3984

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 11

    Welcome to our 2015 Rare Book Fellow!

    Welcome to our 2015 Rare Book Fellow!
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library welcomes Anna Franz as its 2015 Rare Book Fellow. Anna is our second Rare Book Fellow. She earned a Master’s in Library & Information Science from Wayne State University. She has a Ph.D. and M.A. in…
  • Jan 23

    Exhibit talk: "Murder and Women in 19th-Century America"

    Exhibit talk: "Murder and Women in 19th-Century America"
    “Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library” An exhibition talk by MIKE & EMMA WIDENER, curators Friday, January 30 11:00am – 12:00pm Room 122, Yale Law School 127 Wall Street, New…
  • Jan 14

    7th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

    7th 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 Seventh Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named…
Rank this Week: 738

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: 662

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 Manual Updates for January 2015

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015
    Just one Quickscribe Manual update for this month: the Forest Legislation Manual.Don't forget: free daily updates to BC statutes and regulations are available at www.bclegislation.ca,  courtesy of Quickscribe.
  • Jan 6

    Free Upcoming Webinar: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation with Quickscribe 2.0

    Free Upcoming Webinar: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation with Quickscribe 2.0
    Our friend Mike Pasta, of Quickcribe Services Ltd over in Victoria, will be presenting a free seminar for Courthouse Libraries BC next Wednesday, January 15th: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation Using Quickscribe 2.0. In the…
  • Dec 16

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup
    The Canadian Law Blog Awards started here on the Vancouver Law Librarian Blog way back in 2006, and even though they've got their own domain now (www.clawbies.ca), we always like to come back to this space in mid-December to share a roundup…
Rank this Week: 1351

Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

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

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Feb 5

    Legislation Email Alerts on Congress.gov

    Legislation Email Alerts on Congress.gov
    Email alerts are now available on Congress.gov. There are three different types of alerts in this initial release: Member of Congress, legislation, and the Congressional Record. Bill and member alerts were an often-requested feature on…
  • Dec 19

    Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta

    Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta
    Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Mumford Room (LM-649), Library of Congress, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. Ruth Mazo Karras, professor and chair of the History Department at…
  • Dec 11

    Vote for In Custodia Legis in the ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Vote for In Custodia Legis in the ABA Journal Blawg 100
    The Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis, was included in this year's ABA Journal Blawg 100, as "one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience." Please take a minute to register (http://www.abajournal.com/register) and vote…
Rank this Week: 530

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

Features library news and updates. From Elon University School of Law Library.

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Administration of Justice Bulletin

    Administration of Justice Bulletin
    Hot off the presses (or really, just on your computer screen) is the latest issue of the Administration of Justice Bulletin (No. 2015/01).  This issue is about judicial misconduct that can lead to discipline from the North Carolina…
  • Jan 28

    North Carolina Pattern Jury Instruction

    North Carolina Pattern Jury Instruction
    Current North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions are now available from the Elon Law Library website under the section Quick Links on the right hand side of the screen.  Two things to remember:1.  The Jury Instructions on FastCase…
  • Jan 7

    Westlaw requires personal password change!

    Westlaw requires personal password change!
    Today we learned that Westlaw is requiring all academic users to reset their password next week. If you do it NOW - proactively - you won’t get prompted to change it again when the change actually does occur. To do this NOW, log in…
Rank this Week: 3933

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/
  • Feb 2

    Innocence Movement: Free Online Course / Video Serie

    Innocence Movement: Free Online Course / Video Serie
    The University of Illinois Springfield offers a free online course on the Innocence Movement beginning today, Feb. 2, 2015. You can register online at: http://uis.coursesites.com (Click on this link, then click the name of the course, The…
  • Dec 5

    More Follow-up to #Ferguson Forum

    More Follow-up to #Ferguson Forum
    During the forum on Tuesday, there was discussion about why Darren Wilson was not interviewed for a few days after shooting Michael Brown. Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said that many police unions have negotiated a term in their…
  • Dec 4

    Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, & Disadvantage—Free Online Course

    Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, & Disadvantage—Free Online Course
    Stephen Bright is president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights, a public interest law program that deals with human rights in the criminal justice and prison systems. He has also been a visiting lecturer or fellow at…
Rank this Week: 396

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 30

    Check Out This Blog

    Check Out This Blog
    I just discovered this blog through a pingback to my blog: S|M| i |L|E  (http://socialmediainlegaleducation.com) has been around since last summer. According to their blog: S|M| i |L|E (Social Media in Legal Education) is a new…
  • Jan 29

    Ravel and Casetext – A New Generation of Legal Research Tool

    Ravel and Casetext – A New Generation of Legal Research Tool
    Katrina June Lee , Susan Azyndar , and Ingrid Mattson have published A New Era: Integrating Today’s ‘Next Gen’ Research Tools Ravel and Casetext in the Law School Classroom, forthcoming in Rutgers University Computer &…
  • Dec 13

    Live Blogging from the LegalEdWeb Webinar

    Live Blogging from the LegalEdWeb Webinar
    Jeremiah Ho of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Law (above) led a webinar entitled “Flipping of the Law Classroom: Infusing Active Learning Through Technology.” Here are some of his key points: Flipped learning is…
Rank this Week: 1800

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

Announcements, news and legal research tips & tools from University of San Francisco's Dorraine Zief Law Library.

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Jan 29

    Lexis Printers Working; OnLAW Access Restored

    Lexis Printers Working; OnLAW Access Restored
    After the firewall work over the MLK weekend, we lost access to OnLAW (CEB practice guide database) and to our on-campus Lexis printers. We're pleased to report that both problems were resolved this morning, and you should be able to...
  • Jan 23

    USF Email Restored

    USF Email Restored
    It appears that USF personnel are receiving emails again. However, if you sent us an email yesterday and you don't hear back from us within one business day, you may want to resend the email to ensure we receive it.
  • Jan 22

    No Research Librarian Sat. 1/31/15

    No Research Librarian Sat. 1/31/15
    There will be no Research Librarian on duty Saturday, January 31, 2015.
Rank this Week: 1329

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Jan 29

    Smartwatches in the library?

    Smartwatches in the library?
    Smart watches have been touted as the next must-have gadget. With several models available and Apple jumping into the fray this spring, what are they and what can they do?Besides serving as straightforward, traditional watches most of the…
  • Nov 26

    Skills Refresh

    Skills Refresh
    This is the time of year to be thankful that we have the opportunity (or perhaps just inclination) to work with a variety of technologies in law libraries. It can also be a good time to take stock of your current skill development and…
  • Oct 30

    Some apps for classroom learning

    Some apps for classroom learning
    As we start getting into the teaching season, here are few new(ish) apps that might be helpful in creating effective teaching experiences for students. Adobe Presenter 10 Presenter provides a quick and easy-to-use software platform to…
Rank this Week: 2049

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

Features questions and answers about how the law affects homeless life. By Linda Tashbook.

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2778

Virginia Mattingly's blog

Virginia Mattingly's blog

Professor at Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

http://www.law.louisville.edu/blog/12
  • Jan 19

    2015 Kentucky Legislative Update

    2015 Kentucky Legislative Update
    One of the most anticipated programs of the Greater Louisville Sierra Club is its annual legislative update presented by Tom Fitzgerald, Director of the Kentucky Resources Council (KRC). Since 2015 is a short…
  • Feb 19

    2014 Kentucky Legislative Update

    2014 Kentucky Legislative Update
    Last night, I attended the Greater Louisville Sierra Club's annual legislative update, presented by Tom Fitzgerald, Director of the Kentucky Resources Council (KRC) and an adjunct professor at the law school.The Kentucky legislature convened…
  • Jul 24

    Computers for Girl

    Computers for Girl
    During the first two weeks of August 2013, I'll be volunteering with the World Computer Exchange (WCE) as part of their eCorps Liberia technology training team travelling to Monrovia. I and other members of this team will assist with…
Rank this Week: 3734

The Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog

The Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog

Focuses on civil law developments throughout the world and general foreign, comparative and international law issues.

http://clyellowshoe.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    The LexisNexis Foreign Law Toolbox

    The LexisNexis Foreign Law Toolbox
    Your Toolbox7/11/2008 1:32:05 PM ESTCivil Law & Mixed Jurisdictions: The LexisNexis Foreign Law ToolboxWe're not just US anymore!Posted by Thomas J.R. Stadnik, Esq.LexisNexis Legal Editor/Site Coordinator LexisNexis International &…
  • Jan 17

    Access to the UN Treaty Series Collection

    Access to the UN Treaty Series Collection
    The UN Treaty Series Collection (UNTC) online is now be accessible without subscription. The UNTC homepage now gives a>Treaty Series on-line is FREE as of 1 October 2007.>>Please try to access Treaty Series on-line as…
  • Jan 17

    Catala Working Group Translation

    Catala Working Group Translation
    In addition to Prof. Levasseur's and Prof. Gruning's English translation of the proposal for the reform of the French Law of Obligations and the Law of Prescription sponsored by the Association Henri Capitant, which I reported in this blog on…
Rank this Week: 3987

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Covers laws and cases, with a focus on Cincinnati and Ohio. By the Cincinnati Law Library Association.

http://cincinnatilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Visit our new blog site!

    Visit our new blog site!
    The Hamilton County Law Library is happy to announce the launch of our new website!  Beginning this week, all blog posts will now be posted exclusively to the blog page on the new site. Please feel free to visit us there. The URL for the…
  • Jan 2

    Judge Spiegel, remembered

    Judge Spiegel, remembered
    U.S. District Judge Arthur Spiegel died on Wednesday at the age of 94. Spiegel had served on the court since 1980 when he was appointed by President Jimmy Carter. He presided over such high profile matters as the Cincinnati anti-gay rights…
  • Dec 31

    Top legal news of 2014

    Top legal news of 2014
    In honor of New Year's Eve and in order to reflect on events of this past year we offer you a round-up of top legal news lists from various sources on the web. Happy New Year, everyone! Westlaw Legal Solutions Blog has published the Top 20…
Rank this Week: 1282