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Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    Celebrating achievment

    Celebrating achievment
    I have been a very quiet blogger lately with a reasonably good excuse.  Since the beginning of August, 2014, I have been working to achieve certification in Lean Six Sigma. As of last Sunday, the formal part of my education in this…
  • Dec 18

    Getting Feedback

    Getting Feedback
    Between blogging at Slaw.ca, posting legal research tips at Slawtips.ca, and taking courses towards Lean Six Sigma certification, this poor blog has not had much attention in 2014.  Christmas is the traditional time for guilt trips.…
  • Jul 10

    New "small" for small claim

    New "small" for small claim
    The Alberta Provincial Court Civil Division monetary limit has been raised to $50,000 with this regulation amendment. Effective August 1, 2014 a small claim is not so small.
Rank this Week: 3562

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Mar 24

    Researching Legal Career

    Researching Legal Career
    The Researching Legal Careers guide points to resources about general career planning and covers career specialties such as elder law or tax law. You can also learn about business etiquette and how to interview successfully. Look for it under…
  • Mar 23

    Library Artwork: M.J. Anderson’s “Column of Light”

    Library Artwork: M.J. Anderson’s “Column of Light”
    One of the most visible pieces of art in the library is M.J. Anderson’s sculpture, Column of Light (2000), at the base of the stairs on the 2nd floor. Commissioned specifically by the Seattle University Law School in 2000, the statue…
  • Mar 20

    Baseball and the Law

    Baseball and the Law
    It’s almost Spring and with it, Spring Training for Major League Baseball. So what does that have to do with law? Apparently, quite a bit. Disbelievers can look at “Baseball and the American Legal Mind,” a book in our…
Rank this Week: 576

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was…

    JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are…
  • Mar 17

    Police-State by Commission to Corporation

    Police-State by Commission to Corporation
    linkPlaying Red Light, Green Light With Citizens1, March 16, 2015 by jonathanturleyBelow is today’s column in USA Today. The column was actually written after I went to Chicago for Christmas and experienced firsthand the speed…
  • Mar 16

    The Institute for Justice

    The Institute for Justice
    The Institute for Justice: "The Irrationalities of Occupational Licensing The licensing of lower-income occupations is both widespread and onerous—but the data in this report also show that it is, in many cases, irrational and…
Rank this Week: 1670

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/
  • Mar 23

    Right to Counsel at Bail Hearing?

    Right to Counsel at Bail Hearing?
    The Constitution Project's National Right to Counsel Committee has produced a new report, Don't I Need a Lawyer? Pretrial Justice and the Right to Counsel at First Judicial Bail Hearing (March 2015).This report begins with a discussion on the…
  • Mar 18

    Big-Dollar Judicial Campaign

    Big-Dollar Judicial Campaign
    Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Sue Bell Cobb decries the effect of money on judicial campaigns: I Was Alabama's Top Judge. I'm Ashamed by What I Had to Do to Get There. Politico, March/April 2015.Cobb cites a 2014 report by Emory law…
  • Mar 18

    A fascinating study of briefs opposing…

    A fascinating study of briefs opposing summary judgment in a particular class of employment discrimination cases—a topic with conflicting cases within the circuit—found that a majority omitted available case law that would have…
Rank this Week: 528

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Library reconfigures for Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition

    Library reconfigures for Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition
    The Law Library will be reconfigured to host the Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition beginning Thursday morning, March 26 through Monday, March 30, 2015.We expect you will have regular access to library materials…
  • Mar 22

    Restoring Competency with NCGS 35A-1130: New UNC-SOG Social Services Law Bulletin

    Restoring Competency with NCGS 35A-1130: New UNC-SOG Social Services Law Bulletin
    The newest issue of the University of North Carolina School of Government's Social Services Law Bulletin is now available!  Issue 44 is linked through the Elon Law Library catalog and also available directly through the UNC-SOG…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3567

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Mar 23

    New Books at the Law Library – March 23, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – March 23, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K5191.W65 C37 2014 Anna Carline, Patricia Easteal AM, Shades of Grey – Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women … Sexual Violence Against Women: Law Reform and Society (Milton Park: Routledge, 2014). LAW…
  • Mar 17

    Reserved Seating in Effect for Exam Preparation / Food & Drink Policy

    Reserved Seating in Effect for Exam Preparation / Food & Drink Policy
    The Library is committed to providing a learning environment that meets the intellectual and physical needs of users who are frequently in the library for extended periods of time.  Please help us to preserve the library and collections…
  • Mar 16

    New Books at the Law Library – March 16, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – March 16, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: GE170 .H42 2014 Robert G. Healy, Debora L. VanNijnatten, Marcela López-Vallejo, Environmental Policy in North America: Approaches, Capacity, and the Management of Transboundary Issues (North York: University of…
Rank this Week: 1667

New Jersey Law Librarians…

New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)

Features New Jersey law library news.

http://njlla.org/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Apply for NJLLA’s 2015 Founders Grant to Attend AALL

    Apply for NJLLA’s 2015 Founders Grant to Attend AALL
    Make this the year you energize your career! The Grants & Awards Committee encourages our members to apply for NJLLA’s 2015 Founders Grant to attend AALL’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, July 18-21, 2015.  This is a…
  • Mar 19

    April Meeting: Social Media and the Law Librarian

    April Meeting: Social Media and the Law Librarian
    [ April 14, 2015; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] How might you use social media to grow as a professional? To promote your library? For research and current awareness? To monitor the competition? Joyce Valenza, an Assistant Professor and Director of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4367

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/
  • Mar 23

    New WestlawNext feature - Uploading!

    New WestlawNext feature - Uploading!
    Starting today Boston College Law faculty, staff, and students have access to a new upload feature in WestlawNext.  This means you can now upload important documents to your WestlawNext folders and share those documents with others! You…
  • Mar 12

    BC Law Diversity Read Book Discussion

    BC Law Diversity Read Book Discussion
    Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s discussion.  It was great to discuss such a  timely subject with you.  If you couldn't join us, but are interested in reading Redeployment, copies are available in the…
  • Mar 4

    PLI - Free training!

    PLI - Free training!
    Practising Law Institute is a premier provider of continuing legal education.  Did you know that PLI regularly offers free web-based training?  Here's an example of an excellent program for law students enrolled in clinical programs…
Rank this Week: 3584

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Mirror, mirror

    Mirror, mirror
    When you look in the mirror, what do you see?  Do you see yourself as you see yourself; do you see yourself as everyone else sees you; or do you see yourself as you want everyone to see you?  Such was the thoughts that were going…
  • Mar 16

    I Did Not Know That!

    I Did Not Know That!
    Did you know that...111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12345678987654321?Did you know that during the middle ages, a slice of lemon was served with fish because it was thought the juice would dissolve any bones that were …
  • Mar 9

    Experience is the best teacher

    Experience is the best teacher
    Have you ever noticed that there are some things you just don't do?  Don't argue with a cop; don't wolf whistle at Gloria Allred; and never, ever get a law Librarian mad at you.  Yeah, that last one will zing you every time in ways…
Rank this Week: 2383

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Libhub initiative launches sponsorship program

    Libhub initiative launches sponsorship program
    The Libhub Initiative, the effort founded by Zepheira to encourage the use of Linked Data to expand Library Visibility on the Web, announces a sponsorship program which now includes Atlas Systems, Innovative, and SirsiDynix. Through their…
  • Mar 18

    Feedback on Library of Congress' Recommended Format Specification

    Feedback on Library of Congress' Recommended Format Specification
    Last year the Library of Congress released Recommended Format Specifications (see post here) to serve as a guide for long term preservation and access to both analog and digital materials. As they move forward, and to maintain the currency of…
  • Mar 13

    AALL representatives program

    AALL representatives program
    We’ve all seen the recent announcement from the AALL Executive Board of plans to discontinue funding for many of our representatives to external library organizations. These include the ALA Subject Analysis Committee, CC:DA (Committee…
Rank this Week: 3610

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

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

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Mar 23

    Employment Law Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions - 3/23/2015

    Employment Law Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions - 3/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Employment Opinions Body: SC19200 - Feliciano v. Autozone, Inc. ("The issue in this certified appeal is whether the Appellate Court properly affirmed the trial court’s summary judgment rendered in favor of…
  • Mar 23

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 3/23/2015

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 3/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: AC36446 - Gorski v. McIsaac ("We are called upon in this appeal to apply and interpret Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208, § 28, concerning child support orders. The self-represented…
  • Mar 23

    Property Law Appellate Court Opinion - 3/23/2015

    Property Law Appellate Court Opinion - 3/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Property Law Opinions Body: AC36655 - Solway v. Ray (Partition by sale; "The defendants, Bridget Ray and Rubin Gabor Csoszor, appeal from the judgment of the trial court ordering the partition by sale of real…
Rank this Week: 1664

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Defining Corruption in America: A History

    Defining Corruption in America: A History
    This guest post was authored by Marguerite Most, Reference Librarian and Senior Lecturing Fellow.The library's National Library Week speaker for 2015 is Zephyr Teachout, Duke Law '99. Teachout, an Associate Professor at Fordham Law School,…
  • Mar 20

    The International Incident of the "I'm Alone"

    The International Incident of the "I'm Alone"
    Image of the I'm Alone from Newfoundland Shipwrecks On this date in 1929, the U.S. Coast Guard spotted a Canadian vessel approximately 10½ miles off the coast of Louisiana. The I'm Alone was a notorious liquor-smuggling schooner, whose…
  • Mar 15

    Tax Time: Finding Assistance

    Tax Time: Finding Assistance
    If you drive a car, I'll tax the street If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet--The Beatles, Taxman, on Revolver (1966)With just a month left until tax day…
Rank this Week: 3614

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/
Rank this Week: 4172

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Wildy BIALL Law Librarian of the Year 2015

    Wildy BIALL Law Librarian of the Year 2015
    Now in it’s 10th year, nominations are now open for the Wildy BIALL Law Librarian of the Year 2015.The annual award of £500 is made, courtesy of Wildy's, to an individual law librarian / legal information professional who has…
  • Mar 12

    "What's in a Name?"

    "What's in a Name?"
    What's in a name, or indeed an acronym? Can it be a handicap and if so when does that handicap become sufficient to justify the pain and expense of changing it? How to ensure that any new name isn't more of a handicap than the old one?…
  • Mar 9

    BIALL Quiz Night

    BIALL Quiz Night
    Wed 22 April (Bookings Now Open)Our popular annual Quiz Night returns, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Prenax, and the kind donation of prizes by Wildy & Sons. John Evans again takes the helm as Quiz Master, and all profits from…
Rank this Week: 3866

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Mar 23

    In Honor of Women’s History Month – BLS Alumna and Suffragette, “General” Rosalie Jone

    In Honor of Women’s History Month – BLS Alumna and Suffragette, “General” Rosalie Jone
    Rosalie Gardiner Jones was born in 1883 to Mary and Oliver Livingston Jones, wealthy Oyster Bay socialites.  She graduated from Adelphi College, then a women’s school, in Brooklyn and later from Brooklyn Law School. When she was…
  • Mar 19

    Brooklyn’s Eastern District Federal Court: 150 Year

    Brooklyn’s Eastern District Federal Court: 150 Year
    This Monday in the courthouse on Cadman Plaza East in Downtown Brooklyn, two Justices of the US Supreme Court, the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, both of whom hold honorary degrees from Brooklyn Law School (Ginsburg…
  • Mar 18

    Legal Research Beyond Westlaw & Lexi

    Legal Research Beyond Westlaw & Lexi
    While in law school, you may find the vast majority of the sources you need through the two main online legal platforms, Westlaw and Lexis. There is a reason why they are the leaders of the pack. They provide you with a comprehensive set of…
Rank this Week: 771

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

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

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Mar 23

    Recent Acquisitions, March 16 – March 23, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, March 16 – March 23, 2015
    42 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 26 from 2015: K 100 L44 2014 Legal education : simulation in theory and practice Lund Humphries Publishers 2014 xx, 279 pages ; 24 cm. K 1830 W67 2006 Worker … Continue…
  • Mar 17

    CCH Online Training Webinar

    CCH Online Training Webinar
    The CCH Online training scheduled for Wednesday March 18 has been moved to a webinar format. Instructions on how to register for the webinar here – CCHOnlineWebinarMarch18.
  • Mar 16

    Recent Acquisitions, March 9 – March 16, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, March 9 – March 16, 2015
    63 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 37 from 2015: K 1066 E73 2015 The transformation of Islamic law in global financial markets Cambridge University Press 2015 xxvi, 397 pages ; 24 cm K 123 W46 2014 ……
Rank this Week: 793

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/
  • Mar 20

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/20

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/20
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlCloverdale Rancheria v. Jewell (Federal Recognition; Self-determination Contracts)Allen v. Smith (Disenrollment)* State Courts…
  • Mar 13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/13
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Stockbridge-Munsee Cmty. v. New York (Indian Land Claims; Limitation of Action) and in Confederated Tribes and…
  • Mar 6

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/06

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/06
    * State Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2015state.htmlIn re KMN (Indian Child Welfare Act - Non-compliance)* News Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html In the Tribal Jurisdiction section, we…
Rank this Week: 4448

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Mar 20

    New Group Study Room Reservation System

    New Group Study Room Reservation System
    The library is pleased to announce an upgrade to our group study room reservation system. Starting Monday March 23, for members of the Law Center community to reserve a room for Monday, March 30 or later, please go to:…
  • Mar 20

    Movie Night?

    Movie Night?
    Check out the new DVDs available to all members of the Georgetown Law community! We’ve recently added many new titles to our collection, including House of Cards, The Good Wife, The Butler, Gone Girl and much more!      …
  • Mar 17

    Lights, Camera, Learning

    Lights, Camera, Learning
    A recent study found that 79 percent of students view educational video on their own time to assist in their learning.  Do you know that Georgetown Law Librarians create our own tutorials to help you learn valuable research skills? Visit…
Rank this Week: 3358

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/
  • Mar 20

    Let the Sunshine In: Open Meetings and Open Records in Washington State

    Let the Sunshine In: Open Meetings and Open Records in Washington State
    Today is the last day of the annual Sunshine Week, a "celebration of access to public information." While you contemplate our gloomy spring weather (at least west of the Cascades), check out these Washington State sunshine laws and resources:…
  • Mar 18

    Death Penalty Research Made Easy!

    Death Penalty Research Made Easy!
    Researching death penalty laws and practices of a country can be a daunting task, but the Death Penalty Worldwide (DPW) website is a great starting point. Created by Professor Sandra Babcock (Cornell University Law School) in partnership with…
  • Mar 18

    Big Money in Judicial Campaign

    Big Money in Judicial Campaign
    Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Sue Bell Cobb decries the effect of money on judicial campaigns: I Was Alabama's Top Judge. I'm Ashamed by What I Had to Do to Get There. Politico, March/April 2015.Cobb cites a 2014 report by Emory…
Rank this Week: 1669

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: 91

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Mar 19

    LEXIS OFFERS “THINK LIKE A LAWYER” SERIES

    LEXIS OFFERS “THINK LIKE A LAWYER” SERIES
    Mason Law Students:  Lexis is offering “Think Like a Lawyer” Workshops. Why Attend: Skills: Practical research skills to impress your summer employer Resume Boost: Certification offered at the end of the workshop…
  • Mar 9

    SPRING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS

    SPRING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS
    Spring Break: Saturday, March 7 – Saturday, March 14 Saturday Noon – 8:00 PM Sunday Noon – 8:00 PM Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1578

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
  • Mar 18

    Exhibit “70 years, 70 documents” by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library

    Exhibit “70 years, 70 documents” by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library
    To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library produced an online exhibition of pictures in 70 key documents with highlights on the organization’s work in the areas of peace and security,…
  • Mar 4

    Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance March 7, 2015

    Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance March 7, 2015
    There will be a scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library on March 7, 2015 at 5pm for up to 3 hours. We apologise for any inconvenienced caused during this period as access  will be disrupted.  
  • Mar 4

    Law Journals – Table of contents (March, 2015)

    Law Journals – Table of contents (March, 2015)
    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: 161

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Mar 18

    The Paradox of Strategic Technology Planning

    The Paradox of Strategic Technology Planning
    This month, I would like to reflect on the impact of rapid change and the logic behind strategic technology planning in the adoption of emerging technologies.In 1998, Martin Ringle and Daniel Updegrove asked the question “Is strategic…
  • Mar 10

    Call for Nominations and Applications – Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award and CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant

    Call for Nominations and Applications – Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award and CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant
    Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service AwardThe Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award honors a CS-SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to the SIS, to AALL, and who is well regarded for their service to the profession. The…
  • Mar 4

    CS-SIS survey

    CS-SIS survey
    The Communications Committee is looking for feedback from the membership.  Please let us know how you'd like us to stay in touch and let you know what's happening by taking this short 9 question survey:…
Rank this Week: 3628

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Retiring after a Career Spanning 42 Year

    Retiring after a Career Spanning 42 Year
    by Timothy Coggins & Kathleen Klepfer Gail Zwirner, head of access services in the University of Richmond Law Library, will retire on April 3, 2015. Gail has provided exemplary reference and research assistance to the law…
  • Feb 27

    VALL Board 2015 - 2016

    VALL Board 2015 - 2016
    Patty PetroccioneVice President/President Elect: Patricia Peroccione (Walter T. McCarthy Law Library). Patty received her J.D. from George Washington University, her MSLIS from Catholic University and her B.A. in sociology and…
  • Feb 19

    Virginia Report

    Virginia Report
    To date, the last bound volume published was 286 Virginia (distributed in June 2014) and the last advance sheet published was vol. 288 No. 1 (distributed in October 2014). This means there has been a delay in producing bound volume 287 of…
Rank this Week: 3627

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Mar 18

    HeadStart 2015

    HeadStart 2015
    Information on the 2015 HeadStart program is now available. Check it out at under the HeadStart tab or at HeadStart 2015. Ana San Miguel
  • Dec 16

    eReference Library on ProView

    eReference Library on ProView
    Letting you know about a problem (hopefully temporary) with this product:  the pdf you 'create' in order to print from this product will NOT include the information within a footnote.  The footnotes are not connected to…
  • Aug 27

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue
    I had hoped to be able to use grab the Table of Contents pages posted in PDF at the book record in the Carswell catalogue, in order to make routing of Publisher Note and Release Note pages more efficient.  Why scan…
Rank this Week: 3563

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
Rank this Week: 4183

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/
  • Mar 17

    New resource - Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

    New resource - Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
    Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text, as the name suggests, is a collection whose content focusses on the following areas:* Criminology* Criminal Justice* Forensic sciences & investigation* Substance abuse & addiction*…
  • Mar 4

    European Sources Online - useful for those studying EU Law

    European Sources Online - useful for those studying EU Law
    European Sources Online is based at Cardiff University and contains a range of useful information about the EU and its workings. It's free to access, and definitely worth a look if you're currently studying EU Law.  A recent email I…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1671

The Gavel

The Gavel

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

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

    Law Library After Hour

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

    The Mystery Behind Mastery Monday

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

    Black History Month: Law School Event

    Black History Month: Law School Event
    February 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month in the United States. The theme for 2015 is “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” (http://asalh100.org/black-history-themes/2015-theme/). The Oklahoma City…
Rank this Week: 3566

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
  • Mar 16

    HeinOnline App

    HeinOnline App
      Now you can have access to the world’s largest image-based legal research database, HeinOnline, on your iPhone/iPad. View and download image-based PDFs, access content by citation, browse by volume, navigate a volume with the…
  • Mar 13

    Case Law Integrated into HeinOnline

    Case Law Integrated into HeinOnline
      William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with Fastcase, a leading next-generation legal research service that features powerful “best-case-first” tools that make research faster than ever.…
  • Mar 12

    Widener Law Journal New Member

    Widener Law Journal New Member
      The Widener Law Journal is pleased to announce the Administrative Board for Volume 25 (2015-2016):    
Rank this Week: 4854

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
  • Mar 16

    A peek behind the curtain

    A peek behind the curtain
    Among the Kuttner Institute materials recently deposited here are two pieces indicative of the work the Institute continues to support – creating editions of Medieval Canon Law.
  • Mar 5

    New exhibit: 250 Years of Blackstone's Commentarie

    New exhibit: 250 Years of Blackstone's Commentarie
    This year is the 250th anniversary of the publication of Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, the single most influential book in the history of Anglo-American law. The Yale Law Library, home to the…
  • Mar 4

    Puzzles: Wedded bliss in the scrap heap

    Puzzles: Wedded bliss in the scrap heap
    Forget little bottles of bubbles or bags of candy, couples getting married in early-modern Germany printed books to celebrate the wedding.
Rank this Week: 278

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Mar 13

    Lexis Announces Summer Password Access Rule

    Lexis Announces Summer Password Access Rule
    All UNH Law Students' LexisNexis IDs will have full access throughout the summer. Details from Lexis directly: "That's right, your law school ID will . . . Let you access Lexis Advance all summer for: read more
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 4878

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Mar 13

    Spring Break Information, Including Shelving Project

    Spring Break Information, Including Shelving Project
    Spring break is nearly here! The Law Library will be open next week, but we will have shortened hours. We are also about to undergo a major project to get ready for the move to the new building. Here are our hours for the break: March 14-15:…
  • Mar 10

    Book Signing Today: Bill Usery

    Book Signing Today: Bill Usery
    Today (March 10th) at 4 p.m., the Law Library will host a talk and book signing with a notable guest, Bill Usery. Mr. Usery will be speaking about his distinguished career as a labor activist, mediator, and public servant on the occasion of…
  • Mar 5

    Things to do in the Springtime in Atlanta

    Things to do in the Springtime in Atlanta
    by Murtaza Khwaja Springtime in Atlanta! One of the most beautiful times of year in the city is marked with not only a re-blossoming of flowers and return of color but also a vast array of events, festivals, shows etc. From the time-honored…
Rank this Week: 3925

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Mar 13

    Copyright, Open Access, and Human Right

    Copyright, Open Access, and Human Right
    The United Nations Human Rights Council is holding its 28th session this month, and one item on the agenda is discussion about a report from Farida Shaheed, who is a “Special Rapporteur” in the area of “cultural…
  • Mar 2

    In the GSU case, the wheels keep turning

    In the GSU case, the wheels keep turning
    NB — An embarrassing correction — the motion discussed below was actually filed by the plaintiffs, the publishers, not by GSU.  So this does look very much like the publisher intent is to go forward with new proceedings in…
  • Feb 25

    Resistance is Futile

    Resistance is Futile
    This is a guest post by Jeff Kosokoff, the Head of Collection Strategy & Development for the Duke University Libraries. In an outstanding example of Buzzword Bingo, EBSCO’s Friday press release announcing their acquisition of YBP…
Rank this Week: 1715

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

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

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Hsu Untied: Interviewing Lawyers About Their Side-Hobbie

    Hsu Untied: Interviewing Lawyers About Their Side-Hobbie
    via Maya Hsu My former colleague, Richard Hsu, is at it again. You may remember Richard, and his talented daughter, Maya, from my posts about his One Page Blog, and HsuTube blogs, and the really interesting videos he and Maya produced. I…
  • Mar 5

    Bloomberg BNA Launches Big Law Business Community Website

    Bloomberg BNA Launches Big Law Business Community Website
    Toby Brown and I got a sneak peek yesterday at Bloomberg BNA's new Big Law Business community site, and we liked what we saw. We all know that Big Law is big business, but there are very few resources out there from vendors that cover current…
  • Mar 2

    Movin' On Up!

    Movin' On Up!
    The legal market consolidated a bit more today in Canada as DLAPiper LLP announced that Davis LLP will be joining the Swiss verein's North American arm as its newest member firm in April 2015.  The Am Law Daily, summed up the change in…
Rank this Week: 296

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 9

    Spring Break Hour

    Spring Break Hour
    The Law Library will be operating on an abbreviated schedule for Spring Break. Hours are as follows:Saturday, March 7th and 14th:  8 am-6 pmMonday-Friday, March 9th-13th:  7:30 am- 10 pmSunday, March 8th & 15th: 2 pm-6…
  • Mar 3

    Featured Title: John Ashcroft's Never Again: Securing America and Restoring Justice

    Featured Title: John Ashcroft's Never Again: Securing America and Restoring Justice
    In celebration of former Attorney General John Ashcroft's 10 years of service as Distinguished Professor of Law and Government, Regent University Law Library is delighted to feature his book, Never Again:  Securing America and Restoring…
  • Jan 26

    New HeinOnline Library: World Treaty Collection

    New HeinOnline Library: World Treaty Collection
    The newly released World Treaty Collection allows researchers to search across all major treaty series in a single platform. The database, which covers 1648 to present, includes more than 180,000 treaty records. The database includes the…
Rank this Week: 3595

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/
  • Mar 5

    The Law Library Opens at 11am on Friday, March 6

    The Law Library Opens at 11am on Friday, March 6
    We'll close at midnight, our regularly scheduled time.
  • Mar 5

    The Law Library is Closed Today, Thursday, March 5

    The Law Library is Closed Today, Thursday, March 5
    The Law Library is closed today. Alderman Library is currently reporting that they will be open from 10am to 10pm. Check the U.Va. Emergency Information web page for updates.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2067

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Mar 4

    Library Spring Break Hour

    Library Spring Break Hour
    The library will be on shorter hours next week for spring break. Our hours will be: Friday, March…
  • Mar 2

    Where do you look when you look for scholarly full text environmentally related articles?

    Where do you look when you look for scholarly full text environmentally related articles?
    When it comes to researching in environmental articles, there’s a great resource you can’t miss. We recently added a new full text database to our environmental database collection.  It is Environment Complete by EBSCO.…
  • Feb 27

    Proquest databases temporarily down from 10pm-3am, 2/28/15

    Proquest databases temporarily down from 10pm-3am, 2/28/15
    On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of their products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last for…
Rank this Week: 3625

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Mar 4

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Ascertainability

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Ascertainability
    The Subcommittee believes that drafting a formal ascertainability requirement is too difficult; it should try nonetheless. The final topic the Subcommittee has announced it will examine is the possibility of adopting a formal…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1804

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

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

    Pausing

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

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

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

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

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 342

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

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

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistic

    Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistic
    James Ming Chen, Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistics, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2571830 or http://bit.ly/LeapsMetesBounds: Economic analysis of technological innovation, diffusion, and decline often proceeds according to…
  • Jan 7

    Conducting empirical legal scholarship

    Conducting empirical legal scholarship
    The 15th annual workshop on Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship, co-taught by Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin, will run from June 15-17, 2015, at Washington University in St. Louis. The workshop is for law school faculty, lawyers,…
  • Nov 25

    Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform

    Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform
    James Ming Chen, Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform, http://ssrn.com/abstract=771226 or http://bit.ly/PriceLevelRegulation: Price-level, or “price-cap,” regulation offers an alluring alternative to the traditional technique of…
Rank this Week: 1167

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: 3624

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: 4531

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: 3601

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: 3611

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: 3591