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Out of the Jungle

Out of the Jungle

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

http://outofthejungle.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Blog Action Day Coming Right up

    Blog Action Day Coming Right up
    Woo Hoo! Blog Action Day is coming up in October. This year the theme is inequality.I guess everybody has something to say about that.I'll be brooding upon the theme but e-mail me if you have brilliant insights to…
  • Sep 17

    Two interesting articles on reading showed…

    Two interesting articles on reading showed up yesterday. I couldn't resist. The New York Times ran an article by Alexandra Alter, "Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly." Readers (or writers) of poetry know that poems have a structure…
  • Sep 7

    Why do the vendors roll out new versions in September??!!

    Why do the vendors roll out new versions in September??!!
    This year, Lexis has chosen to roll out a new version of Lexis Advance on September 8! Why thank you guys!Isn't that just the most thoughtful thing?Librarians and teachers around the world are just loving having a brand new version that they…
Rank this Week: 2184

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Recently Released Research from Correctional Services Canada

    Recently Released Research from Correctional Services Canada
    The latest issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications refers to a number of research summaries released recently by Correctional Services Canada :Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders Among Incoming Federal Offenders:…
  • Sep 20

    August 2014 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    August 2014 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The August 2014 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts.Most of the items are about the United States, but there is occasional coverage of other jurisdictions. Items…
  • Sep 20

    Recently Released Report on Federal Inmate Suicide

    Recently Released Report on Federal Inmate Suicide
    The latest issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications includes A Three Year Review of Federal Inmate Suicides(2011–2014) by the Office of the Correctional Investigator.The Investigator acts as the ombudsman for…
Rank this Week: 2362

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    THE SYMBOL for fighting terrorists.

    THE SYMBOL for fighting terrorists.
    I just left a meeting with a Senior Congressman on Capitol Hill.The information I received from that meeting astounded me.  The first thing I've done is sit down and write you this email ... the information is that important.The…
  • Sep 8

    Dr. Jim GarrowSeptember 5 at…

    Dr. Jim GarrowSeptember 5 at 8:49pm · Black Enslavement:A number of months ago I wrote about the trail of deceit and payola that is the route taken by those that bought and paid for Barack Obama. It has its roots in that 1979…
  • Aug 25

    Veedub's Joke

    Veedub's Joke
    edub says:Arriving In HeavenAll arrivals in heaven have to go through a bureaucratic examination to determine whether admission will be granted. One room has a clerk who inputs computerized records of what each applicant did on his or…
Rank this Week: 4291

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    First digital-only Federal Depository Library

    First digital-only Federal Depository Library
    The Government Printing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program recently welcomed the newest Federal depository library, Sitting Bull College, of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, serving the people of North and South…
  • Sep 19

    PACER documents new

    PACER documents new
    The Washington Post reports  that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has a plan to restore online access to the PACER documents that were removed. The AALL is following this closely and will be following up to clarify the…
  • Sep 19

    PA legislators pass UELMA

    PA legislators pass UELMA
    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved SB 601, a bill adopting the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA). The bill's purpose is: "Amending Titles 44 (Law and Justice) and 45 (Legal Notices) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated…
Rank this Week: 1393

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Sep 19

    Law Libraries and Access to Justice, AALL Special Committee on Access to Justice 2014 Report

    Law Libraries and Access to Justice, AALL Special Committee on Access to Justice 2014 Report
    LAW LIBRARIES AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE, A Report of the American Association of Law Libraries, Special Committee on Access to Justice, July 2014 “AALL’s new white paper, Law Libraries and Access to Justice: A Report of the American…
  • Sep 19

    Possible Restoration of PACER Record

    Possible Restoration of PACER Record
    The Washington Post reports today that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has a plan to restore online access to the PACER documents that were removed. Link to the full article. Hat tip to AALL (American Association of Law ……
  • Sep 19

    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library Catalog is Now Online

    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library Catalog is Now Online
    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library* is one of the state’s best legal research collections – and you can now search their catalog online: Multnomah Law Library’s Catalog For links to other Oregon state, county, and…
Rank this Week: 1739

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/
  • Sep 19

    The Great Charter's Enduring Influence: Library of Congress Exhibition to Illustrate Magna Carta's Impact on Laws and Libertie

    The Great Charter's Enduring Influence: Library of Congress Exhibition to Illustrate Magna Carta's Impact on Laws and Libertie
    The Library of Congress on Nov. 6 will open the exhibition "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor" to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and to illustrate the great charter's influence on laws and liberties throughout the centuries. The…
  • Sep 8

    Magna Carta Lecture Series – Constitution Day

    Magna Carta Lecture Series – Constitution Day
    Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 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 Law Library will host Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor…
  • Aug 29

    Public Service Announcement by Larry King

    Public Service Announcement by Larry King
    The Library launched a new public service announcement about the upcoming exhibition, Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor. The exhibition opens on November 6, 2014, and will run through January 19, 2015. For ten weeks, the exhibition will feature…
Rank this Week: 1137

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    So much for impartiality

    So much for impartiality
    I suspect it all started with Elena Kagan.  Once upon a time, Elena, the once dean of Harvard Law School, wanted to be a supreme court justice.  So bad, in fact, that she quit her job at Harvard and became Solicitor General - just…
  • Sep 8

    It's just a moniker

    It's just a moniker
    Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered when you die?  I know this guy who has no love for a particular religion but because he wanted his name plastered on the side of an academic building, he donated LOTS of money to…
  • Sep 1

    Word of the Month for September 2014

    Word of the Month for September 2014
    On August 25, I saw my beautiful 5-year old daughter off to school.  She enters kindergarten this year in the Spanish/English immersion program.  So proud of her, I am.  If she only uses half of the words she learned from Dora…
Rank this Week: 3673

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
  • Sep 19

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 9/19/2014

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 9/19/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC19170 - State v. Revels (The defendant...appeals  from his judgment of conviction, following a jury trial, of murder in violation of General Statutes § 53a-54a.  On appeal,…
  • Sep 18

    Cohabitation Agreements in Connecticut - 2014 edition

    Cohabitation Agreements in Connecticut - 2014 edition
    Category: FYI;Legal Research;Self-Help Body: The 2014 edition of Cohabitation Agreements in Connecticut has been posted to our research guides page. Published: 9/18/2014 4:00 PM
  • Sep 15

    Administrative Appeal Supreme Court Opinion - 9/15/2014

    Administrative Appeal Supreme Court Opinion - 9/15/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Administrative Appeals Opinions Body: SC19090, SC19091 - FairwindCT, Inc. v. Connecticut Siting Council ("This appeal arises from two petitions for declaratory rulings that the defendant BNE Energy, Inc. (BNE),…
Rank this Week: 4284

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: 4435

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

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

    Spy Wit’ Ye Eye These Resources Fer Researchin’ Piracy Law

    Spy Wit’ Ye Eye These Resources Fer Researchin’ Piracy Law
    Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! While talk o’ pirates makes us think o’ Captain Hook and Long John Silver, piracy on t’ high seas be serious matter o’ international maritime law. Th’ primary legal framework…
  • Sep 17

    HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY!

    HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY!
    Today is the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Pursuant to 36 U.S.C. §106, September 17 is designated as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day”, and under 36 U.S.C. §108,…
  • Aug 28

    HOW MANY TITLES ARE IN THE U.S. CODE . . . AND WHO DECIDES?

    HOW MANY TITLES ARE IN THE U.S. CODE . . . AND WHO DECIDES?
    If your answer is 51, then you will only be correct until September 1. Starting next month the U.S. Code will extend to include Title 52. Title 52, “Voting and Election” will cover federal election statutes under three subtitles:…
Rank this Week: 1850

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Draft LC-PCC Policy Statement on facsimiles and reproductions available for comment

    Draft LC-PCC Policy Statement on facsimiles and reproductions available for comment
    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) has issued a draft LC-PCC Policy Statement which outlines proposed exceptions to the RDA instructions regarding facsimiles and reproductions. RDA currently instructs catalogers to describe a…
  • Sep 3

    Cataloger's Desktop interface changes and training resources.

    Cataloger's Desktop interface changes and training resources.
    The Library of Congress is rolling out a new interface for the Cataloger's Desktop product on September 10, 2014. This new interface will be simpler and cleaner; focus will be on search and retrieval instead of table of contents…
  • Aug 22

    OLCC MARC Format Update 2014, phase 2

    OLCC MARC Format Update 2014, phase 2
    OCLC Technical Bulletin 264 describes changes to the MARC 21 formats for bibliographic, authority and holdings data to be implemented in the near future. Things we are most likely to see in our day-to-day cataloging work include:Addition of…
Rank this Week: 4400

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

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

http://cincinnatilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Voters jailed immediately before elections must be permitted to vote, rules federal court

    Voters jailed immediately before elections must be permitted to vote, rules federal court
    A federal judge in Cincinnati ruled Tuesday that voters who are jailed the weekend before an election still have the right to vote and must be accommodated with absentee ballots, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The circumstances affect a…
  • Sep 18

    Strip mining may be permissible in Ohio wildlife areas, rules Ohio Supreme Court

    Strip mining may be permissible in Ohio wildlife areas, rules Ohio Supreme Court
    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled yesterday that strip mining may be permissible in Ohio's state parks and other wildlife areas, according to an article in the Columbus Dispatch. The case before it, Snyder v. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources,…
  • Sep 18

    Professionalism Commission releases "Dos and Don'ts" of legal writing

    Professionalism Commission releases "Dos and Don'ts" of legal writing
    The Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism released the most recent publication in its Professionalism Dos and Don'ts series last week. The newest guide is Professionalism Dos and Don'ts: Legal Writing, which focuses on…
Rank this Week: 2407

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

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

http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/
  • Sep 19

    WI Voters to Consider Constitutional Amendment relating to Transportation Fund

    WI Voters to Consider Constitutional Amendment relating to Transportation Fund
    On November 4th, Wisconsin voters will decide whether to adopt a constitutional amendment relating to a transportation fund and a department of transportation. From the Brief prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau: Currently, the…
  • Sep 3

    The US Code gets a slight reorganization

    The US Code gets a slight reorganization
    Starting on September 1st, the US Code added a new Title. Sections concerning the voting and elections that were previously found in titles 2 and 42 are now being moved to a new Title 52. The idea behind the addition is to both simplify the…
  • Jun 26

    New features on Congress.Gov

    New features on Congress.Gov
    As Thomas.gov continues to evolve into Congress.Gov, more features are being added. Recently, In Custodia Legis, the Law Library of Congress Blog, announced some of most recent bells and whistles that were added: *You can now search for…
Rank this Week: 2641

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Sep 19

    The Hidden Sources of Law School Stress:

    The Hidden Sources of Law School Stress:
    The Hidden Sources of Law School Stress: Avoiding the Mistakes That Create Unhappy and Unprofessional Lawyers by Lawrence Krieger is now available on Kindle. This brief book tells you why law school can be so stressful, and why it…
  • Sep 8

    Technology Brings Disruption to Lawyers But Not Destruction

    Technology Brings Disruption to Lawyers But Not Destruction
    In Law Technology News the article Technology Brings Disruption to Lawyers, But Not Destruction suggests that Technology isn't something to fear but embrace to improve your law practice. Read about it at the link above. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Sep 2

    WordReference

    WordReference
    www.WordReference.com is a very useful multi-language dictionary. Also available for iPhone and Android. Posted by Jon Lutz
Rank this Week: 2185

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/
  • Sep 19

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/19

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/19
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Hicks v. Hudson Insurance Company (sovereign immunity, insurance) on 9/3/14. * U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Sep 12

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/11

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/11
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlThlopthlocco Tribal Town v. Stidham (tribal election dispute, jurisdiction)    * United States Federal Trial Courts…
  • Sep 5

    NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/05

    NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/05
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlMenominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States (breach of self-determination contract, U.S. Health & Human Services)    * United States…
Rank this Week: 1281

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    VLA Council Meeting Sept 12, 2014

    VLA Council Meeting Sept 12, 2014
    by Terry Long  Jobline is profitable which indicates more jobs are available.Institutional memberships have increased.An audit was recently conducted of VLA’s finances and no irregularities were found. An audit …
  • Sep 19

    VALL Through the Eyes of the President

    VALL Through the Eyes of the President
    by Jane HarrisonBen Almoite, Librarian at the Virginia State Law Library in Richmond, Virginia, has already had a full professional calendar this year. He attended the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Leadership Academy in…
  • Sep 19

    Seeking Your VALL Memories!

    Seeking Your VALL Memories!
    The 30th Anniversary Committee is seeking your memories of VALL for inclusion in the VALL Memory Book. if you recall, Ben Almoite talked about this in his President's Message, and this was also discussed at the fall meeting at South…
Rank this Week: 4293

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 2307

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Sep 19

    Not All Research is Online (Part 2) – Pic of the Week

    Not All Research is Online (Part 2) – Pic of the Week
    Way back in April 2011 we published a Pic of the Week post showing Hanibal holding pages from an interesting-looking book.  We wanted to show that we use a wide range of print resources in our day-to-day research work – including…
  • Sep 18

    Photos from the Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign

    Photos from the Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign
    My friends and I were fortunate to be in Scotland during the run-up to today’s vote on the Scottish independence referendum. We read several articles about the referendum, but only began to grasp the various arguments for and against it…
  • Sep 17

    Global Legal Monitor: August Highlight

    Global Legal Monitor: August Highlight
    The Global Legal Monitor (GLM) is a good source for following legal developments around the world.  An excellent example of this is the range of topics covered by the GLM articles published in August, which included: Administrative…
Rank this Week: 4490

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Sep 19

    Today in Legal History: President James A. Garfield Dies, Leading to Famous Insanity Defense Trial

    Today in Legal History: President James A. Garfield Dies, Leading to Famous Insanity Defense Trial
    President James A. Garfield died on September 19, 1881, after serving less than half a year in office. President Garfield died at a New Jersey seaside location, where he was recovering from two bullet wounds he suffered on July 2, 1881.…
  • Sep 18

    Investing in the Future: Working with Youth at Seattle University

    Investing in the Future: Working with Youth at Seattle University
    Social Justice Monday – September 15, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern This Social Justice Monday facilitated an engaging presentation on some issues local youth face and how students can engage with them through…
  • Sep 17

    Group Study Room

    Group Study Room
    Many of you are working on group projects or are involved in collaborative study.  You might consider reserving a group study room in the law library. You can sign up in advance through the library website. Groups have priority over…
Rank this Week: 4330

CWSL Library News

CWSL Library News

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/library/
  • Sep 18

    Bill Bookheim Languages of the World Dictionary Collection

    Bill Bookheim Languages of the World Dictionary Collection
    Here in the CWSL Librar we are extremely proud of one of our new collections.  These dictionaries are all found in a single location in the Library’s Reference Collection on the first floor of the library and are great for…
  • Sep 17

    Library Guide

    Library Guide
    The library provides guides to assist in using library resources as well as researching specific areas of law. The newest addition is the Immigration Law Lib Guide but there are many more available.  They are an invaluable tool and can…
  • Sep 16

    Check out this month’s CWSL 90th…

    Check out this month’s CWSL 90th Anniversary display
Rank this Week: 1657

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/
  • Sep 18

    We Cannot Keep New Business Intake In a Vacuum

    We Cannot Keep New Business Intake In a Vacuum
    736-hp VW Golf Toby Brown and I have had a number of discussions over the past few months on how law firms gather information during the new business intake (NBI) process. Toby comments that all of the focus on NBI is process driven, and…
  • Aug 12

    Let CI Be Your Guide

    Let CI Be Your Guide
    Someone asked me recently why I think more and more law firms are creating CI roles or increasing their CI capacity, encouraging their BD and Library staff to work more closely so forth. I didn't really have a good answer on the spot, "cause…
  • Jul 29

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound
    For those of you that attend the ILTA conferences, you may be aware of the (in)famous band called Legal Bytes. Legal Bytes is the world's only band made up entirely of current and former Chief Information Officers from law firms. At this…
Rank this Week: 999

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/
  • Sep 18

    Printing to the Library Printers from Your Laptop

    Printing to the Library Printers from Your Laptop
    Printing to the Library Printers from Your Laptop If you would like to send print jobs to the law library printers, here is some information that will likely come in handy for you:How do I print from my laptop?You need to download the…
  • Sep 17

    Commemorate Constitution Day!

    Commemorate Constitution Day!
    September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, to "commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens" (36 USC…
  • Sep 17

    The Law of Cheese

    The Law of Cheese
    If you're a new 1L at UW Law, you likely visited the law library for some pizza earlier this week.  As you munched on your cheesy pizza while surrounded by legal resources, did you stop to think about how the law and cheese might…
Rank this Week: 4389

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law…

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law Library Blog

Covers legal news, legal resources, and library information. From the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

http://www.law.indiana.edu/lawlibrary/blawg
  • Sep 18

    Scottish Independence Vote Today

    Scottish Independence Vote Today
    Polls opened in Scotland this morning for a vote on the recent Scottish Independence Referendum. Scotland is considering leaving the United Kingdom. The referendum has been in the works since 2011. A key step in the process came with the…
  • Sep 17

    Roving the Repository: The US Constitution at IU Law

    Roving the Repository: The US Constitution at IU Law
    If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Law School’s Digital Repository, I would highly  encourage you to do so.  Not only do we house electronic versions of every issue of every law journal that has been hosted at…
  • Aug 20

    Welcome New Student

    Welcome New Student
    Welcome to the new 1L class, and congratulations on starting orientation today! We hope that you have a wonderful law school experience. All of us at the Law Library will do everything that we can to make your time here both rewarding and…
Rank this Week: 4277

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
  • Sep 18

    Scholarship@Cornell Law: Handbook on Juvenile Law in Zambia

    Scholarship@Cornell Law: Handbook on Juvenile Law in Zambia
    As mentioned in the Law School’s Spotlight series last week, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and the International Human Rights Clinic, both of Cornell Law School, and the Center for Law and Justice recently released a new…
  • Sep 15

    Financial Times Online Access Now Available

    Financial Times Online Access Now Available
    The Law Library is pleased to announce that current Cornell faculty, students, and staff may now create Financial Times (FT.com) online accounts at no charge. To create your account, while on campus (using either Cornell eduroam or Red Rover,…
  • Sep 9

    New Books List for September 2014

    New Books List for September 2014
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street…
Rank this Week: 2730

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Sep 18

    Job Hunting?

    Job Hunting?
    by Meghan Starr If you are thinking about life after law school or preparing for a summer job, check out the Law Library’s new display on interviewing (just past the reference desk).   The Librarians have pulled together some…
  • Sep 15

    Law Library’s Collection

    Law Library’s Collection
    By Mark Stuckey You may be like me and view the Law Library as merely a sensory deprivation chamber, to drown out the distractions of the outside world, so you can get at least some of the school work done that you should have been doing for…
  • Sep 12

    Struggling to find a research topic?

    Struggling to find a research topic?
    It is that time of year when many law students need to pick a research topic. One time-honored method for finding a topic is to look at circuit splits and see if an issue sparks your interest. Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg BNA have made finding…
Rank this Week: 4573

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Sep 18

    WE’RE HAVING A FIRE…..sale! The Law Library of Congress Moves to a Temporary Location.

    WE’RE HAVING A FIRE…..sale! The Law Library of Congress Moves to a Temporary Location.
    The Law Library of Congress is revamping their reading room which means that visitors will find things are shifting around a bit temporarily. Operations will be moving to the ground floor of the Madison building while the reading room is…
  • Sep 16

    Restoring Lost Lambs to the Fold: completing the Lord Eldon Library

    Restoring Lost Lambs to the Fold: completing the Lord Eldon Library
    Over the course of the last year the Georgetown Law Library has been able to acquire two significant additions to the Lord Eldon Library Collection: Francis Plowden’s 1803 An historical review of the state of Ireland; and, Lord…
  • Sep 12

    Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History now on HeinOnline

    Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History now on HeinOnline
    Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History is now available and fully searchable on HeinOnline. Congressional hearings, reports and other documents about the federal judiciary make up this multi-volume set, which until now, was only in…
Rank this Week: 1679

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 18

    CSL Paralegal Certificate Program: Spring 2015

    CSL Paralegal Certificate Program: Spring 2015
    Paralegal Certificate Program (PCP) Charlotte School of Law’s Professional Education Division is offering a six-month Paralegal Certificate Program that includes internship opportunities. Program Dates: January 12 – May 28, 2015…
  • Sep 18

    Come Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day with Us on September 19th!!!

    Come Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day with Us on September 19th!!!
    Greetin’s and salutations me hearties! Plan t’ join us in t’ Library on Friday, September 19, as we celebrate Several activities have been planned, including: Professor Tony Ketron will be speakin’ about modern day…
  • Sep 17

    ALR Student’s Corner: Shuford North Carolina Civil Practice and Procedure with Appellate Advocacy

    ALR Student’s Corner: Shuford North Carolina Civil Practice and Procedure with Appellate Advocacy
    Introduction A legal treatise is a scholarly legal publication that contains in-depth information related to a particular area of law. Legal treatises are authoritative secondary sources written by scholars for the purposes of providing…
Rank this Week: 4301

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Sep 17

    BLS Library Research Fair: September 30, 2014

    BLS Library Research Fair: September 30, 2014
    The 3rd annual Library Research Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  The fair will be held in the Student Lounge from 12Noon to 3:00pm.  Representatives from the following companies will be here to demonstrate their…
  • Sep 16

    Effron on Future of Forum Non Convenien

    Effron on Future of Forum Non Convenien
    Brooklyn Law School Professor of Law Robin Effron has posted on SSRN Atlantic Marine and the Future of Forum Non Conveniens. In December of 2013, the US Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision upholding a general contractor’s ability…
  • Sep 12

    Constitution Day

    Constitution Day
    Wednesday, September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day according to 36 U.S.C. 106 which states its purpose “to commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of…
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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/
  • Sep 17

    Library Fest reminder and grand prize

    Library Fest reminder and grand prize
    The countdown to this year’s Love Your Library Fest is just two days! We hope to see you on Friday from 2-5pm in the Library for activities, games, an exhibit, chances to meet some legal information vendors, candy, and learning a…
  • Sep 16

    The Scottish Independence Referendum

    The Scottish Independence Referendum
    As you may know, on Thursday Scotland will vote on whether or not to remain part of the United Kingdom. Some estimates put the number of voters registered to participate in the referendum at over 4 million, which is more than 95% of…
  • Sep 16

    New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law

    New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce its new exhibit Life Beyond the Law: Exploring Student Life Outside the Harvard Law School Classroom is now on view in the Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall. This…
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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/
  • Sep 17

    New look library subject guide

    New look library subject guide
     The library subject guide for Law & Criminology has been revamped, and can be found at:http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/subguides/  Particularly recommended for new students wanting to find out about our collections and services.
  • Sep 12

    Opening hour

    Opening hour
    Ahead of the start of term, from tomorrow Saturday 13th September, the library will be open, and staffed from 10am - 6pm at the weekend and 10am - 10.30pm during the week. We return to term time hours on Monday 22nd September. Details of…
  • Aug 14

    For new students - understanding the different elements of a case

    For new students - understanding the different elements of a case
    With A-level results out today, and clearing swinging into action, I thought that the following may be useful to those wanting to do some pre-course preparation. Designed as a resource to accompany the text Strong, How to Write Law Essays and…
Rank this Week: 4298

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Featured Resources: Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

    Featured Resources: Associate Justice Antonin Scalia
    Below is a selection of titles authored by or related to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. These books, and many similar resources, are included in the Law Library's collection.  Scalia dissents : writings of the Supreme Court's…
  • Sep 12

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  • Sep 11

    Remembering 9/11

    Remembering 9/11
    On this 13th anniversary, we remember the victims of 9/11.We honor the firefighters, police officers, and paramedics who rushed in to save others. We grieve the loss of the many military men and women who gave their lives in the days and…
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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
  • Sep 16

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisenew

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisenew
    A system maintenance for Wisenews / Wisers Service Platforms has been scheduled on Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 from 18:00 to 23:15 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable. addthis_url =…
  • Sep 7

    Temporary Suspension of China INFOBANK and Soshoo Online Database Service

    Temporary Suspension of China INFOBANK and Soshoo Online Database Service
    China INFOBANK (中國資訊行) and Soshoo Online Database Service may be temporarily suspended owing to emergency problems of the network system in the Beijing Data centre. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.…
  • Sep 2

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source
    Spotlight Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States The once-tiny population of Vietnamese immigrants in the United States has grown to become the country’s sixth largest foreign-born group in the span of several decades, with the…
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Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Sep 16

    Happy Constitution Day

    Happy Constitution Day
    Constitution Week was first established in 1956 to encourage Americans to learn more about the world’s longest surviving written charter of government.   Later in 2004, Constitution Day was created to encourage public schools…
  • Aug 29

    And the Winners are . . .

    And the Winners are . . .
    We are pleased to announce the winners of our Legally Clueless Info Hunt held last Thursday, August 28. Congratulations to: Juliet Knapp-Vega, Barbie Melendez, John Michalski, Amelia Maddox, Kevin McLafferty, Daniel Oquendo, Kyle Reed, and…
  • Aug 26

    Learn . . . and Win!

    Learn . . . and Win!
    Have you submitted your Legally Clueless Info Hunt entry?  The deadline is fast approaching.  The drawing is this Thursday, August 28, 5:45 pm, outside the Library. We’ll be awarding lots of prizes, including NYLS t-shirts,…
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Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

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

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Sep 16

    Pace Law Library Announces New Sustainability Initiative Bottles for Book

    Pace Law Library Announces New Sustainability Initiative Bottles for Book
    This fall the Pace Law Library instituted a new sustainability and fundraising initiative, Bottles for Books.  Since the Law Library’s renovation, food and drinks have been allowed in the stacks and study spaces.  However,…
  • Sep 5

    New U.S. Code Title 52: Voting and Election

    New U.S. Code Title 52: Voting and Election
    The U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Law Revision Counsel recently announced new  Title 52 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), titled Voting and Elections. Unlike Title 51, National and  Commercial Space Programs, which…
  • Sep 4

    Environmental Report Roundup August 2014

    Environmental Report Roundup August 2014
    Below please find a list of select environmental reports published in August 2014. Congressional Research Service Reports Climate Change and Existing Law: A Survey of Legal Issues Past, Present, and Future, August 20, 2014 Clean Coal Loan…
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Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Sep 16

    How useful is the EU’s gift to libraries?

    How useful is the EU’s gift to libraries?
    On Thursday the European Union’s Court of Justice issued an opinion that allows libraries to digitize books in their holdings and make those digital copies accessible, on site, to patrons.  In a way, this is a remarkable ruling…
  • Sep 2

    MOOCs and student learning

    MOOCs and student learning
    Now that the MOOC on Copyright for Educators and Librarians has finished its first run, it seems like a good time to post some reflections on what I learned from the experience. The first thing I learned is that offering a MOOC takes a lot of…
  • Aug 13

    Who owns that journal? — an update

    Who owns that journal? — an update
    Earlier this year I wrote about a lawsuit involving the Duke University Press and their dispute with the Social Science History Association over who would control the journal Social Science History. A decision from the trial court in North…
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Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Sep 15

    New Books at the Law Library – September 15, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – September 15, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE787 .P39 2014 Dennis Pavlich, Trusts in Common-Law Canada (Markham: LexisNexis, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF1249.4 .R463 American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law Third: Torts: Intentional Torts…
  • Sep 2

    New Books at the Law Library – September 2, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – September 2, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K699 .A84 2015 Robert Leckey, ed., After Legal Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K721.5.A6 Y68 2014 Bram Akkermans, Ernst Marais & Eveline Ramaekers, eds., Property Law…
  • Aug 25

    New Books at the Law Library – August 25, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – August 25, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE806 .S93 2014 M. Jasmine Sweatman, Powers of Attorney and Capacity: Practice and Procedure (Toronto: Canada Law Book 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF282 .T73 2014 Susan Bryant, Elliott S. Milstein & Ann C. Shalleck,…
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Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Covers legal research tips. By Paula Doty and Christine Timko.

http://nvsctlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Westlaw Training (and Free CLE Credit) at the Law Library

    Westlaw Training (and Free CLE Credit) at the Law Library
    Once again the Law Library is hosting Westlaw training sessions that qualify for CLE credit.  Dates and topics follow.  Seating is limited. Please call the Reference Desk (775-684-1640) to reserve your seat.Wednesday, October 8,…
  • Jun 3

    June Events at the Law Library

    June Events at the Law Library
    We are hosting Westlaw for some CLE training this month, as well as Nevada Legal Services's monthly forms-completion clinics.  6/11/14, 10-11 a.m. - Intermediate Westlaw** - Room 107 - 1.0 hours of general CLE credit6/11/14, 11:15-12:15…
  • Jun 3

    Survey Time!

    Survey Time!
    We here at the Supreme Court Library want to know how you use our website.  Please take a few minutes to complete our short online survey to help us improve our site during the next website redesign. 
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ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 12

    Soundproofing/Noise Reduction & Audio-visual technology

    Soundproofing/Noise Reduction & Audio-visual technology
    Circulation/reserve librarian, Torin Andrews, attended “InfoComm 2014″ in Las Vegas this past June. Here is Torin’s summary of his experience at “InfoComm 2014″: “InfoComm 2014, the annual conference and…
  • Sep 11

    Database Updates in the near future

    Database Updates in the near future
    Reference librarian, Lisa Foster,  received a grant to attend this year’s American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Conference in San Antonio, Texas, which was held from July 12-15, 2014. The following is Lisa’s…
  • Sep 5

    Turn In All Your Work (A Simple Way to Get Better Grades)

    Turn In All Your Work (A Simple Way to Get Better Grades)
    Some law school classes base grades solely on one exam. However, as law schools change up the model (and even have more practical classes such as legal research and writing) more and more law school classes are requiring you to ……
Rank this Week: 4295

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Covers key legal-education, research, practice, and law-library news. From the John J. Ross-William C. Blakley Law Library of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

http://lawlibnews.lawnews-asu.org/
  • Sep 12

    Judges are Movie Lovers Too

    Judges are Movie Lovers Too
    The Justices of the Texas Supreme Court must be movie lovers.  In the recent Kinney V. Barnes opinion, Justice Lehrmann quotes Walter Sobchak, a character in the cult favorite The Big Lebowski. Lehrmann states that “The First…
  • Sep 11

    Constitution Day Event: Polarization in the Court?

    Constitution Day Event: Polarization in the Court?
    If you would like to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th there will be a program at Hayden Library.  Join us for Hayden Library’s Constitution Day Celebration and hear Dr. Valerie Hoekstra speak about Polarization in…
  • Sep 9

    Technology Enhanced Study Room

    Technology Enhanced Study Room
    The Technology Enhanced Collaborative Space (TECS) is located on the first floor of the Ross-Blakley Law Library in room #112D. TECS is intended for collaborative work or study specifically for groups, defined as two or more users actively…
Rank this Week: 2719

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/
  • Sep 11

    New Exhibit: The Law in Postcard

    New Exhibit: The Law in Postcard
    I'm happy to announce that there's a new exhibit up in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room for the fall semester. It features a collection of law-related postcards and trade cards that were given to us by Michael H. Hoeflich, John H.…
  • Aug 6

    New acquisition: a groundbreaking treatise on international law

    New acquisition: a groundbreaking treatise on international law
    This is a first edition of Emer de Vattel's groundbreaking work on international law, Le Droit de Gens (London, 1758). It was soon published in English as The Law of Nations in 1759-60, a publication that we also have in our…
  • Jul 28

    Best wishes to those sitting for the bar!

    Best wishes to those sitting for the bar!
    While browsing through our fabulous legal postcard and ephemera collection from Michael Hoeflich, I ran across several that mention being called to the bar. They inevitably involve a fun drinking pun. Folks just can't help it!So here's to the…
Rank this Week: 4327

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • Sep 11

    Renewed Call for ECPA Reform

    Renewed Call for ECPA Reform
    By Elizabeth Holland AALL has joined more than 80 privacy advocacy and tech groups on two new letters urging immediate action on Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) reform. Addressed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House…
  • Sep 9

    Advocacy Training Archive  

    Advocacy Training Archive  
    By Elizabeth Holland Over 175 AALL and chapter members have already viewed the Government Relations Office’s 2014 quarterly advocacy trainings. But there’s no need to fear missing out! All past recordings are now archived in…
  • Sep 5

    September Washington E-Bulletin

    September Washington E-Bulletin
    The September issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET. IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 2014, Issue 09 A LOOK AHEAD Some Potential for Progress in Short Timeline Removal of Court Records Prompts Concern ACT NOW Election-Ready…
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ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
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New Jersey Law Librarians…

New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)

Features New Jersey law library news.

http://njlla.org/blog/
  • Sep 10

    September Meeting: Visit Gann Law Book

    September Meeting: Visit Gann Law Book
    [ September 29, 2014; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Please join us as we visit the offices of Gann Law Books. Gann is the publisher of the annotated version of the New Jersey Court Rules and other legal treatises focusing on New Jersey and…
  • Aug 1

    AALL Wrap Up

    AALL Wrap Up
    The 2014 American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting has come and gone in San Antonio. It was great to meet up with librarians from all over to network, learn, and come away energized with new ideas for the coming year. Some of the…
  • May 12

    Ronald McDonald House Thanks NJLLA for Donation

    Ronald McDonald House Thanks NJLLA for Donation
    The NJLLA Community Service Committee would like to share this thank you letter from the Ronald McDonald House for the funds our members donated at the April program. Your generosity is much appreciated!
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The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    Oxford Handbooks on Law Available Online

    Oxford Handbooks on Law Available Online
    The Duke Libraries Catalog includes thousands of e-books, which are available to readers with a current University NetID and password. Law School researchers might be particularly interested in the collection of Oxford Handbooks Online: Law.…
  • Aug 27

    U.S. Code Title 52: Voting and Elections on the Move

    U.S. Code Title 52: Voting and Elections on the Move
    The Office of the Law Revision Counsel recently announced the addition of Title 52 (Voting and Elections) to the official United States Code (U.S.C.). This "editorial reclassification" takes effect on September 1 for the electronic version of…
  • Aug 26

    Digital Law Dictionarie

    Digital Law Dictionarie
    Law has a language all its own. Newer researchers are often mystified by the Latin phrases, legal jargon, and unfamiliar uses of common English words which litter our case law and statutes. Legal dictionaries are an essential tool for lawyers…
Rank this Week: 4411

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    New Library Materials - June through August 2014

    New Library Materials - June through August 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials from June through August 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
  • Jun 16

    New Library Materials - May 2014

    New Library Materials - May 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of May 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
  • Jun 12

    New Library Materials - April 2014

    New Library Materials - April 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of  April 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
Rank this Week: 4278