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BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Apr 15

    Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial

    Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial
    On April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, died from a bullet wound inflicted the night before by John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer. Lincoln’s death came only six days after…
  • Apr 13

    Summer Access (& Beyond) to Bloomberg Law, Lexis & Westlaw

    Summer Access (& Beyond) to Bloomberg Law, Lexis & Westlaw
    The three legal research databases, Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance and WestlawNext, are available to Brooklyn Law School students this summer.  May 2015 graduates will also have access to these databases for six months after…
  • Apr 7

    The Supreme Court Crafts a New Standard in Pregnancy Discrimination Cases – Young v. UPS

    The Supreme Court Crafts a New Standard in Pregnancy Discrimination Cases – Young v. UPS
    On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court handed down Young v. United Parcel Service and set forth a new standard making it easier for a female employee to establish discrimination under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act [42 U.S.C.…
Rank this Week: 899

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

Musings from the librarians of the Cornell Law Library on library resources, research tips and news.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Apr 15

    Cornell Companions Therapy Animals Return April 28!

    Cornell Companions Therapy Animals Return April 28!
    Join the Law Library for pet therapy with the Cornell Companions in the student lounge on Tuesday, April 28 from noon to 1pm. This program is co-sponsored by the Cornell Law Library, Cornell Companions, a pet visitation program sponsored by…
  • Apr 9

    Enter the Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research!

    Enter the Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research!
    The Law Library invites 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs to submit scholarly research papers to be considered for the annual Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research. Entries may include, but are not limited to, papers…
  • Apr 9

    Enter the Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research!

    Enter the Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research!
    The Law Library invites 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs to submit scholarly research papers to be considered for the annual Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research. Entries may include, but are not limited to, papers…
Rank this Week: 3689

CWSL Library News

CWSL Library News

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/library/
Rank this Week: 2378

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

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

    New silent study space created in the LRC

    New silent study space created in the LRC
    In consultation with a group of Guildford students, we have turned IT room 216 in the LRC into a silent study room. The difference between this room and the other IT rooms along the corridor is that…
  • Apr 14

    New books – April

    New books – April
    All the new Guildford and electronic books for April have now been added to the New Books Tab above.
  • Mar 31

    LexisNexis Student Associate recruitment 2015

    LexisNexis Student Associate recruitment 2015
    Click on the link below to find out more about becoming next year’s Lexis Student Associate in Guildford. LexisNexis Student Associate recruitment poster 2015-16  
Rank this Week: 39

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
  • Apr 15

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Benjamin

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Benjamin
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – REVOCATION DA 14-0534, 2015 MT 106N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. MARK ALLEN BENJAMIN, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Apr 15

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Edmundson v. DOC

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Edmundson v. DOC
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – JUDICIAL REVIEW DA 14-0531, 2015 MT 105N, RODNEY A. EDMUNDSON, Petitioner and Appellant, v. MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, GREAT FALLS…
  • Apr 15

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Kemmer

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Kemmer
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – THEFT DA 13-0680, 2015 MT 104N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. MARX DENNIS KEMMER, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Apr 14

    New exhibit in the Rare Book Room--"Exploring Magna Carta"

    New exhibit in the Rare Book Room--"Exploring Magna Carta"
    I'm happy to announce that there's a new exhibit on display in our Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room. Since the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta is this June, it seemed like a good opportunity for an exhibit on that topic. Exploring Magna…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4894

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Apr 14

    Tax Season—Forms and Resource

    Tax Season—Forms and Resource
    It’s that time of year again! Are you looking for tax forms?  You can find federal forms on the IRS website here, as well as free filing options, tax preparation help, and IRS publications and instructions. Remember: the…
  • Apr 6

    Course Registration for Legal Research Classe

    Course Registration for Legal Research Classe
    Course registration for 2015-2016 has begun. It’s time to put together your schedule for the next academic year. The ability to find the legal material you need to interpret and analyze is critical. Effective research skills are vital…
  • Mar 30

    Summer and Post-Graduation Use of Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw

    Summer and Post-Graduation Use of Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw
    Student access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance and Westlaw is governed by our academic subscription plans.  Under these plans, your passwords to these services may be deactivated or limited in use beginning June 1, 2015. FOR CONTINUING…
Rank this Week: 3020

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/
  • Apr 14

    Celebrate National Library Week

    Celebrate National Library Week
    “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library” Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2015: Best-selling author David Baldacci Events Monday April 13: 2015 State of America’s Libraries Report released Tuesday, April 14: National…
  • Apr 13

    Finals Help

    Finals Help
    We do our best to help our students out during finals time.  Here are some resources and services we hope will make this time a little less stressful. Sample Exams – The Law Library has a number of sample exams for BYU Law…
  • Mar 27

    ProQuest’s Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations 1789-2014

    ProQuest’s Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations 1789-2014
    The President of the United States uses Executive Orders to execute a wide variety of actions with regard to the internal operations and organization of the Federal Government as well as foreign and domestic policies. Historically, executive…
Rank this Week: 496

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/
  • Apr 14

    National Library Week (and What It’s All About)

    National Library Week (and What It’s All About)
    This week the Ramsey County Law Library joins with libraries all across the nation in celebrating National Library Week. A brainchild of the American Library Association (ALA), the purpose of this event is to celebrate the contributions of…
  • Apr 8

    On Making a Graceful Professional Exit

    On Making a Graceful Professional Exit
    The fast-paced existence of most lawyers seldom allows much time for personal future planning. Yet wouldn’t any self-respecting lawyer want to make sure they have the final word on how they eventually end their practice?…
  • Apr 1

    Trash Talk, Especially for Lawyer

    Trash Talk, Especially for Lawyer
    Last week fans of Better Call Saul got to watch hero/villian Jimmy McGill essentially demonstrate the legal principle that there is no privacy expectation protected under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution when it comes to…
Rank this Week: 3348

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Preservation Week 2015

    Preservation Week 2015
    Preservation Week is quickly approaching, this year it is the week of April 26 - May 2. Sometimes the preservation activities of an institution are not visible to the users of the library's materials, so this week is a great time to promote…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4743

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Apr 14

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!
    Carswell Ref Support has advised me that the text of the repealed Alberta Rules of Court, Alta Reg 390/68, is now available on WestlawNext Canada. This also means that the archived Fradsham's commentary of the old rules in Litigator includes…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1480

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Apr 14

    A new home for copyright?

    A new home for copyright?
    The idea that the Copyright Office should move out of the Library of Congress was first raised some years ago by Bruce Lehman, who was, at the time, the Director of the Patent and Trademark Office.  The idea seemed to be that the…
  • Apr 1

    Listening to Lessig

    Listening to Lessig
    Like many other attendees, I was pleased when I saw that the closing keynote address for this year’s Association of College and Research Libraries Conference was to be given by Professor Larry Lessig of Harvard.  But, to be honest,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 401

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
  • Apr 13

    Foreign and International Law: Prepare to Practice Research Workshop

    Foreign and International Law: Prepare to Practice Research Workshop
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Foreign and International Law: Prepare to Practice Research Workshop April 15th SLB / Room 128  / 3-4PM The training session will cover major open-access and subscription resources…
  • Apr 13

    Exhibit talk: "Blackstone's Commentaries: A Work of Art?"

    Exhibit talk: "Blackstone's Commentaries: A Work of Art?"
    “Blackstone’s Commentaries: A Work of Art?” An exhibition talk by Cristina S. Martinez, PhD University of Ottawa   Friday, April 17, 2015 11:00am-12:00pm Room 122, Yale Law School 127 Wall Street, New Haven…
  • Apr 7

    Library Tip: Research Assistance

    Library Tip: Research Assistance
    Dear Students: Whether it’s a quick question about blue book citation, or an in-depth request for study design assistance, research/reference librarians are here to help! You can reach them many different ways:
Rank this Week: 749

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
  • Apr 13

    Exhibit talk: "Blackstone's Commentaries: A Work of Art?"

    Exhibit talk: "Blackstone's Commentaries: A Work of Art?"
    “Blackstone’s Commentaries: A Work of Art?” An exhibition talk by Cristina S. Martinez, PhD University of Ottawa   Friday, April 17, 2015 11:00am-12:00pm Room 122, Yale Law School 127 Wall Street, New Haven…
  • Mar 27

    Excuse me, this book has a hare in it.

    Excuse me, this book has a hare in it.
    Part of the fun in dealing with older materials is coming across the occasional doodle or illustration added to the margins. This charming little creature comes from Decisiones antiquae et novae Rotae romanae (Old and new decisions of the…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 739

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Apr 13

    Help Us With Our Web Re-Design!

    Help Us With Our Web Re-Design!
    On April 21st and April 28th, we will be conducting usability tests on the online research guides created by Harvard librarians. These tests offer a great opportunity to give us your feedback about our guides and have a real impact on how we…
  • Apr 10

    852 RARE: Medieval Manuscripts Online – Magna Carta & More

    852 RARE: Medieval Manuscripts Online – Magna Carta & More
    The HLS Library’s Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce the release of two early manuscript digital collections of interest to students and scholars of medieval Anglo-American legal history. We are grateful to the…
  • Apr 8

    New e-Resources for March 2015

    New e-Resources for March 2015
    The Harvard Library has an astounding number of resources, with new titles coming in every day! For help efficiently navigating it all, make an appointment to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk. Among our newest…
Rank this Week: 1118

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

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

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

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

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

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

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 2608

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/
  • Apr 12

    Is the Goal of the Future to Catch Up With the Past?

    Is the Goal of the Future to Catch Up With the Past?
    Yes. Sort of. But only if by “the past”, we mean some idealized period when things were easier, cheaper, simpler and better. Apply those same adjectives to the future, and you will forever be chasing the horizon or the end of the…
  • Apr 9

    Back when I knew everything

    Back when I knew everything
    [originally published on Slaw.ca] Back when I knew everything the world was much simpler. Any topic, situation, challenge or choice could be easily placed into one of two categories. Category 1 consisted of matters where I was right and…
  • Mar 31

    Is law school debt an access to justice issue? Yes.

    Is law school debt an access to justice issue? Yes.
    Tonight at the University of Ottawa facuty of law a discussion of this topic is underway. Students, lawyers, LSUC bencher candidates and others are examining the question and discussing what should be done. Follow #LSbencher on Twitter to…
Rank this Week: 3901

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    More of the Same from the NYTime

    More of the Same from the NYTime
    Now, over 100 years of tradition:linkUnfortunately, this kind of behavior isn’t new to Andrew Rosenthal, the man who runs the editorial page for the New York Times. Rosenthal has a long history of deliberately misstating facts…
  • Apr 12

    Blackstone's Commentaries on Wife Beating...

    Blackstone's Commentaries on Wife Beating...
    linkRead 'f' as 's'.    For the Latin, you are on your own. Nothing about "rule of thumb" in any way, shape, or form."Chastisement" allowed in the same manner as over one's servants or children since "he is to answer for her…
  • Apr 6

    Chart Setups for Scalping | Tech Tools | tastytrade | a real financial network

    Chart Setups for Scalping | Tech Tools | tastytrade | a real financial network
    Chart Setups for Scalping | Tech Tools | tastytrade | a real financial network: "http://ontt.tv/1C1DdpW"'via Blog this'link
Rank this Week: 4870

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/
  • Apr 10

    The Nation's 1st Online Hybrid Law Degree is Underway in St. Paul, Minnesota

    The Nation's 1st Online Hybrid Law Degree is Underway in St. Paul, Minnesota
    The William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota is the 1st law school in the country to offer an online hybrid law degree. It is also the country's first hybrid online and in-person program approved by the American...
  • Apr 9

    Tech Thursday: Why You Need A Third-Party Antivirus Utility On Your Windows Computer

    Tech Thursday: Why You Need A Third-Party Antivirus Utility On Your Windows Computer
    Your Windows computer comes with a built-in antivirus program, but you shouldn't rely on it to keep you totally safe. PCMag's Neil J. Rubenking's article "Think Windows's Built-In Antivirus Will Keep You Safe? You're Wrong" offers some…
  • Mar 27

    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts New Amendments to Ohio Ethics Rules for Lawyer

    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts New Amendments to Ohio Ethics Rules for Lawyer
    The Ohio Supreme Court recently adopted several amendments to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. Some of the major topics covered by the new changes include technology, confidentiality, client development, and client solicitation.…
Rank this Week: 2438

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Apr 10

    National Library Week at the Law Library

    National Library Week at the Law Library
    Celebrate National Library Week at the Law Library April 13—April 17 With Free PB&J! 11:30am—3:30pm You just have to make the sandwich yourself!
  • Mar 26

    Westlaw, Lexis & Bloomberg advanced training

    Westlaw, Lexis & Bloomberg advanced training
    Westlaw, Lexis & Bloomberg are offering advanced training classes to prepare students for summer jobs & practice. Here’s the schedule: Bloomberg Thursday 4/2 at 2 pm & 5:30 pm in T503 Lexis Thursday 3/26 at noon in 237, at 2…
  • Mar 2

    Library spring break hour

    Library spring break hour
    The law library will be on shorter hours this week for spring break. Our hours will be: February 27        8 a.m. to 8 p.m. February 28        9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1         …
Rank this Week: 1525

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Apr 9

    Gravesend Floodlit Series 2015

    Gravesend Floodlit Series 2015
    My favourite number...ermm Earlier tonight I took part in the final race in the Gravesend Floodlit Series. This is a series of 10k races, which take place at the Gravesend Cyclopark, this is a fantastic facility designed to…
  • Apr 1

    Intranet resources - March 2015

    Intranet resources - March 2015
    I thought it was about time I did another round-up of articles I've seen about intranets and other tools that interest me. I last did a round-up of intranet resources in  January and it proved popular so I'm happy to do it again.So…
  • Mar 25

    ISKO - Findability and information management in the corporate workplace

    ISKO - Findability and information management in the corporate workplace
    Yesterday I was lucky enough to be able to attend not one but two Knowledge Management events. The first was the 4th Knowledge Management Forum 2015, which was organised by Practical Law Company and Thomson Reuters. I will blog about…
Rank this Week: 4745

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 486

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • Apr 9

    Recent Developments on the Public Access Front

    Recent Developments on the Public Access Front
    By Elizabeth Holland Public access to government information is one of AALL’s core policy priorities and we’re happy to report on some recent progress in this area. In late March, a bipartisan coalition of Representatives and…
  • Apr 1

    April Washington E-Bulletin

    April Washington E-Bulletin
    The April issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET. IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 2015, Issue 04 A LOOK AHEAD Congressional Budget Priorities for FY 2016 ACT NOW Thank you! AALL IN THE STATES UELMA Progress Report…
  • Mar 25

    AALL Joins Broad Coalition to Urge Surveillance Reform by June 1 Deadline

    AALL Joins Broad Coalition to Urge Surveillance Reform by June 1 Deadline
    By Elizabeth Holland In a letter signed by more than 45 privacy advocates, tech companies, and professional and trade associations, AALL today urged significant reform of our nation’s surveillance laws. Addressed to President Obama,…
Rank this Week: 4865

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries has had reduced membership fees for students for quite some time, offering the same 30% reduction that the Association gives its retired members. At the upcoming conference in Moncton, there will be a…
  • Apr 2

    Newly Added Annotations in Quickscribe 2.0

    Newly Added Annotations in Quickscribe 2.0
    For several years now, we've been posting a monthly summary of updated Quickscribe hardcopy manuals here on VLLB. Since Quickscribe's services are always evolving, we're going to change things up too.From now on, we'll be bringing you a…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 604

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    ABA Membership Now Free for Law Student

    ABA Membership Now Free for Law Student
    The American Bar Association just announced that law students are now eligible for free membership to the ABA. Membership in the Law Student Division provides students with access to ABA publications, member discounts, and continuing legal…
  • Apr 6

    The Day the Taxes Died

    The Day the Taxes Died
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to cause the immediate destruction of all income-tax returns and any copies…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1029

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/
  • Apr 8

    C Is For….

    C Is For….
    When I started in law firm competitive intelligence (CI), there were few of us doing it and making any headway at the time.  Over time, lots of people have tried to do legal CI, Librarians, marketing folks, even seasoned CI professionals…
  • Apr 7

    "…You Can Do Anything With An Amazing Research Librarian" — No Kidding!

    "…You Can Do Anything With An Amazing Research Librarian" — No Kidding!
    Image [cc] Ana C. It seems that Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. is not a fan of law reviews. Back in 2011, Roberts joked that he found law reviews irrelevant, and found no need to know why there was any influence on 18th century…
  • Mar 31

    Amazon's New "Dash Button" and "Home Services"

    Amazon's New "Dash Button" and "Home Services"
    Some of the products you can order through Amazon's Dash Button Okay... I'm not sure if I'm amazed or a bit petrified of two of the new services that Amazon just launched this week. Probably a bit of both. First up, Amazon's Dash Button (only…
Rank this Week: 480

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
  • Apr 8

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (C)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (C)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
  • Apr 8

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
  • Apr 8

    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: 94

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
  • Apr 7

    The Importance of Legal Research Skills for Practice

    The Importance of Legal Research Skills for Practice
      To uncover how newer attorneys conduct research in this emerging legal marketplace, an independent survey was conducted by The Research Intelligence Group (TRiG) and funded by LexisNexis.  Author Steven A. Lastres, director of…
  • Apr 1

    Spring Holiday Hour

    Spring Holiday Hour
    APRIL 3 – 5   April 3 and 4 9 a.m.—5 p.m. April 5 3 p.m.—Midnight      
  • Mar 27

    A New Day

    A New Day
      For a quarter century, Widener Law Harrisburg has built a solid reputation and unique identity in the Commonwealth and beyond with outstanding programs in government, environmental and business law, and the incomparable access students…
Rank this Week: 1884

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rule

    Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rule
    ~ a slightly modified Slaw.ca post~Waaaay back in 2013 there was an Alberta Bill passed that consolidated the Notaries Public Act and the Commissioners for Oaths Act. These two pieces of legislation are in place to make the rules for…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 1479

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 3

    Where do you find docket information on your own?

    Where do you find docket information on your own?
    You may have already heard PACER when you look for a docket of a case. As a law student at VLS, you can also obtain docket information on your own from Bloomberg Law. Bloomberg Law is a comprehensive legal resource … Continue reading…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 4867

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 2

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

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
  • Mar 25

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward
    Today marks a special day in our academic calendar: it is End of Tuition Day.  From this day forward in the school year, everything is free for every student. What exactly do I mean by “free”?  And what do I ……
  • Mar 17

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13
    Originally posted on CASE Blog:Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the…
Rank this Week: 202

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Apr 1

    2015 CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award

    2015 CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award
    On behalf of CS-SIS I am happy to announce that Meg Kribble is the 2015 recipient of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award. The Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award honors a CS-SIS member who has made…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1030

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Mar 31

    The Proposed Rule 23 Amendments Are Here, and They’re Not Good

    The Proposed Rule 23 Amendments Are Here, and They’re Not Good
    Last week, the Rule 23 Subcommittee of the Federal Rules Advisory Committee published its draft concept amendments to Rule 23.  You can find them here.   (They’re in the April 2015 Agenda Book.)  What follows is my…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2364

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/
  • Mar 31

    Congress.gov Webinar on Thursday, April 2

    Congress.gov Webinar on Thursday, April 2
    The Law Library of Congress regularly hosts Congress.gov webinars designed to give a basic overview of the site. The next webinar is Thursday, April 2, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and…
  • Mar 25

    Treaties, Text, and Timely Updates - Congress.gov Spring Cleaning

    Treaties, Text, and Timely Updates - Congress.gov Spring Cleaning
    Today on the Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis, the Law Library of Congress announced new spring features to Congress.gov including treaty documents, new default bill text, an updated appropriations table, more Browse options,…
  • Mar 10

    Magna Carta Lecture Series – Magna Carta from Runnymede to Washington: Old Laws, New Discoverie

    Magna Carta Lecture Series – Magna Carta from Runnymede to Washington: Old Laws, New Discoverie
    Date: Monday, April 6, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. Place: Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Montpelier Room (LM-619), 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540 The final program of the Magna Carta Lecture series will feature…
Rank this Week: 1005

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Mar 31

    New Exhibit: Detention on a Global Scale

    New Exhibit: Detention on a Global Scale
    The Yale Law School is hosting the combined Robert L.
  • Nov 4

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law
    A new exhibit showcasing a selection of representative works on international judicial lawmaking in the law library foreign and international law collection is now on display on L1 of the law library. The selections of works highlight the…
  • Oct 20

    Oxford Historical Treatie

    Oxford Historical Treatie
    The library has been given trial access to Oxford Historical Treaties until Friday, November 14th.
Rank this Week: 873

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 31

    New online resource - Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

    New online resource - Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
    The Library has recently set up an online subscription to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL). The Encyclopedia contains peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law and aims to reflect…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4869

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead

    Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead
    Turns out we've all been doing brainstorming wrong; this article from Fast Company tells us how to be significantly more effective through "brainwriting".(hat tip to Gerry Riskin)
  • Mar 20

    How to unshorten and shorten link

    How to unshorten and shorten link
    "You might be familiar with shortened links from social media or email. They’re handy for keeping things tidy and within a character limit, but you can’t see what you’re clicking on. What if the link is malicious or just a…
  • Mar 18

    Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?

    Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?
    Tips from Susannah Tredwell for designing a summer student training program, via Slaw.ca. The only thing I'd add is to show the students where the candy jar is, too -- gives them an extra reason to come to the library :)
Rank this Week: 4731

Brian Huddleston

Brian Huddleston

Covers legal research, legal education and legal scholarship.

http://brianhuddleston.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    USN&WR Law School Rankings, Color-Coded Changes, 2015 to 2016 Edition

    USN&WR Law School Rankings, Color-Coded Changes, 2015 to 2016 Edition
    Last's year's color-coded table of all changes to the published metrics in the U.S. News and World Report law school rankings proved to be useful to some folks, so here is this years version:As the document itself says, contact me for any…
  • Mar 17

    Law Library Awards Spam

    Law Library Awards Spam
    Got the following spam earlier today:The link in the e-mail goes to this page, with a screen capture here: And the “Claim Your Award” link there on that page leads to where we can buy our awards in either the plaque style,…
  • Mar 10

    Wikipedia and Case Brief

    Wikipedia and Case Brief
    Checking something in the computer lab, I saw a student left their Word document open - this is a screen capture of it - a noticed it had a lot of linked text and an option that most Word documents don’t have:And they had left the…
Rank this Week: 4888

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
  • Mar 25

    China: Real Property Law

    China: Real Property Law
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new legal research report, China: Real Property Law. Individuals cannot privately own land in China but may obtain transferrable land-use rights for a number of years for a fee. Currently, the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1916

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: 4219

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: 371

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: 1555

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: 4859

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: 4868

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: 2385