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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/
  • Apr 16

    Finding Federal Court Records Online

    Finding Federal Court Records Online
    Finding federal court records online has always seemed more difficult than it should be!  While Westlaw and LexisNexis provide access to the federal docket sheets that list the filings for each case, the filed documents themselves are…
  • Apr 15

    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 site here. The IRS also provides a list of free resources to help you file your taxes. If you are looking for New…
  • Mar 27

    There is still time to enter the Mendik Library’s Info Hunt!

    There is still time to enter the Mendik Library’s Info Hunt!
    To enter the drawing, simply answer six questions using these easy step-by-step instructions.  They’ll lead you right to the correct answers.  You don’t have to get the answers right and you’ll learn a lot in the…
Rank this Week: 2188

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Apr 16

    Summer Research Boot Camp Slides Available

    Summer Research Boot Camp Slides Available
    Slides from last week's 1L Summer Legal Research Boot Camp are available below. Please don't hesitate to contact the law library if you have any summer research questions! Using Multi-State Surveys Free Legal Websites Legislative History…
  • Apr 8

    Attention All 1L Students! : Manadatory Legal Research Boot Camp

    Attention All 1L Students! : Manadatory Legal Research Boot Camp
    Summer is fast approaching and we’d like you all to be prepared for your summer work experience.  Please join us for the 3rd annual Legal Research Boot Camp on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 3: 15 pm-5:15 pm   This mandatory,…
  • Mar 28

    National Library Week Coming Soon

    National Library Week Coming Soon
    National Library Week (not making that up!) is coming this April 13-19. Games, fabulous prizes and more are all being developed right now. While you're waiting for the festivities to start, check out past UNH Law Library Weeks: 2013 - This…
Rank this Week: 2927

New Jersey Law Librarians…

New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)

Features New Jersey law library news.

http://njlla.org/blog/
  • Apr 16

    2014 – 2015 Nominees for Office!

    2014 – 2015 Nominees for Office!
    The New Jersey Law Librarians Association announces the 2014-2015 Nomination Slate.    
  • Mar 21

    Community Service: Thank you from 911Dog & Cat Rescue

    Community Service: Thank you from 911Dog & Cat Rescue
    The NJLLA Community Service Committee would like to share this Thank You Letter from the 911 Dog & Cat Rescue for the pet supplies donated at the March NJLLA meeting. Thank you all for your generosity!
  • Mar 21

    April Meeting and Luncheon: Insights from a Law Firm Partner

    April Meeting and Luncheon: Insights from a Law Firm Partner
    [ April 10, 2014; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Insights from a Law Firm Partner: The Realities of Law Practice, Ethics, Social Media and More. Date:  April 10, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Speaker: Andrea J. Sullivan, Esq., Partner,…
Rank this Week: 3647

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Apr 16

    Student Webinars: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Student Webinars: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to use ProQuest Congressional and Legislative Insight, outstanding resources for legistlative history research. Proquest is offering webinars designed for the summer associate, judicial, law firm…
  • Apr 15

    Special Display in Honor of National Library Week 2014

    Special Display in Honor of National Library Week 2014
     Please take a minute to browse this display in the library’s atrium display case.
  • Apr 14

    FINE AMNESTY RETURNS! HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 2014

    FINE AMNESTY RETURNS! HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 2014
    In honor of National Library Week, the law library’s circulation department is once again forgiving fines. Patrons who return all overdue books during National Library week (April 13-19, 2014) will be forgiven for up…
Rank this Week: 1738

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Notice Of Public Roundtables to Discuss Vital Copyright Issue

    Notice Of Public Roundtables to Discuss Vital Copyright Issue
    Four roundtables are scheduled to be held in: (1) Nashville, TN on May 21, 2014, (2) Cambridge, MA on June 25, 2014, (3) Los Angeles, CA on July 29, 2014, and (4) Berkeley, CA on July 30, 2014. All roundtables will begin at 8:30 a.m. and…
  • Apr 10

    DALL Final Community Service Project

    DALL Final Community Service Project
    As our final community service project of the year, DALL is participating in the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club! See details below for more information on the online book drive we are hosting beginning tomorrow, April 1st.  Please…
  • Apr 2

    2014 DALL Spring Institute

    2014 DALL Spring Institute
    The 2014 Spring Institute will be held on Friday, April 25th. This year’s location is UNT Dallas College of Law. We have an exciting program which includes an AALL Chapter visit from Katie Brown. We will kick off the day at 11:00…
Rank this Week: 2483

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Baseball Season is in Full Swing

    Baseball Season is in Full Swing
    Yes, you read that heading correctly: librarians do enjoy puns. It's been said that baseball is America's favorite pastime, and traditionally pastime has been narrowly defined as some sport or other. Alas for baseball, pastime has a broader…
  • Apr 14

    Casetext and Ravel

    Casetext and Ravel
    Meet a pair of remarkable next-gen research tools: Casetext and Ravel. Casetext provides the full text of cases for free accompanied by crowd-sourced annotations and links to secondary sources. Anyone can annotate the cases, and those…
  • Apr 11

    Who Owns Jokes?

    Who Owns Jokes?
    Some jokes are as old as Methuselah. Actually, the oldest joke book is from the 4th century. It's a little text called Philogelos, and yes, we actually own a copy here at OSU. You can imagine, then, that joke theft is also an old practice,…
Rank this Week: 2518

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Apr 16

    Head Start 2014!

    Head Start 2014!
    It is Head Start time again! This year the program will run June 19-20 at the Courthouse. Please encourage students in your firms to attend this two-day legal research eye-opener. Spaces fill up fast, so early registration is…
  • Feb 11

    CALL Survey

    CALL Survey
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is surveying recent and current member.  Please consider taking the survey before it closes February 21, 2014. CALL would like to know more about you and how to continue to improve its…
  • Jan 15

    Next CALL Webinar - Google: Search Below the Surface

    Next CALL Webinar - Google: Search Below the Surface
    Google: Search Below the Surface Tuesday, January 28th, 20141:00pm to 2:30pm EST    Summary: Generally the world of "Googling" is not one closely associated with finding credible legal information.  But Google has…
Rank this Week: 4001

Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

Covers books, current affairs, legal news and legal research. From the DePaul University College of Law.

http://depaullaw.typepad.com/library/
  • Apr 15

    Chicago Public Library Launches New Enhanced Website

    Chicago Public Library Launches New Enhanced Website
    On April 10, the Chicago Public library launched a new website, its first redesign since 2007. The project was made possible by a grant from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. The software company, BiblioCommons, was hired to research,…
  • Apr 1

    Government Site For Checking Auto Safety

    Government Site For Checking Auto Safety
    Recent Toyota and GM recalls may have sparked an interest in how safe other automobiles are. To check on the safety of any vehicle, visit safercar.gov http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues. Anyone can use the U.S. Department…
  • Mar 31

    LexisNexis Student Reps Win Award

    LexisNexis Student Reps Win Award
    Law students can be busy enough, handling their studies. However, some students find the time and the motivation to go beyond their classes through extra-curricular contributions. One good example, right here at the Rinn Law library, is the…
Rank this Week: 4337

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 15

    Webinar for Students: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Webinar for Students: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Proquest Congressional is a fantastic resource for finding legislative history documents. It has a wealth of bills, hearings, reports and other documents going back to the earliest days of Congress, usually in PDF. How can you use it to learn…
  • Apr 7

    New eResources at Harvard

    New eResources at Harvard
    The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk. New resources at Harvard…
  • Apr 3

    852 RARE: Old Books, New Technologies, and “The Human Skin Book” at HLS

    852 RARE: Old Books, New Technologies, and “The Human Skin Book” at HLS
    Baaaaaad news for fans of anthropodermic bibliopegy: Recent analyses of a book owned by the HLS Library, long believed but never proven to have been bound in human skin, have conclusively established that the book was bound in sheepskin. The…
Rank this Week: 928

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

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

    Increasing LSC Funding Increases Access to Justice

    Increasing LSC Funding Increases Access to Justice
    By Elizabeth Holland Law libraries provide access to timely, reliable, and accurate legal information and services that can be used by anyone, regardless of background.  As trusted institutions, law libraries play a fundamental role in…
  • Apr 11

    Call for ECPA Reform Puts Pressure on SEC

    Call for ECPA Reform Puts Pressure on SEC
    By Elizabeth Holland With the House proposal to update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) garnering 200 co-sponsors this week, the members of the Digital Fourth coalition — the ACLU, Heritage Action, Americans for Tax…
  • Apr 9

    House Appropriations Committee Approves Legislative Branch Bill

    House Appropriations Committee Approves Legislative Branch Bill
    By Emily Feltren Today, the House Appropriations Committee favorably reported its Fiscal Year 2015 Legislative Branch bill, which includes funding for the Government Printing Office (GPO) and Library of Congress. Given the continued…
Rank this Week: 4373

Quo Vadis?

Quo Vadis?

Official blog of the Rutgers School of Law-Camden Law Library, bringing you information on law school and law library news and events, community news, and general reference information.

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

    The Library of Congress’ Virtual Reference Shelf.

    The Library of Congress’ Virtual Reference Shelf.
    Originally posted on The Researching Paralegal:Virtual Reference Shelf, Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/virtualref.html#abbreviations Do you for some kind of inexplicable reason want to look up The Guide to Government…
  • Apr 3

    New Jersey Legal (& Local) New

    New Jersey Legal (& Local) New
    Originally posted on Quo Vadis?:(Disclaimer: the content of this post is not meant as an endorsement for any commercial product mentioned.) As a legal professional, it’s a good idea to stay up-to-date with current events within your…
  • Apr 1

    News From Lexis!

    News From Lexis!
    This just in, from LexisNexis ® : I’m excited to let you know that we’re again offering students unlimited access to Lexis Advance this summer! Here’s an update on the LexisNexis® 2014 Summer Access…
Rank this Week: 2746

GGU Law Library Blog

GGU Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and library updates. From the Golden Gate University School of Law Library.

http://goldengatelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Improve your legislative history research skills!  This webinar is designed to help students and recent graduates (and anyone else) get a head start on the type of research they are likely to be assigned during their summer positions. The…
  • Mar 17

    Survey Result

    Survey Result
    View a summary of the law library survey results: Student survey Faculty/Staff survey
  • Feb 24

    Winners!

    Winners!
    Thank you to all of the students who completed the law library survey! Congratulations to the winners of the prize drawing. $25 Amazon Gift Cards               Lien Tran Walaiporn Mekkriengkrai Ashley Dalton …
Rank this Week: 4005

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

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

    The realities of bullying and how lawyers can help

    The realities of bullying and how lawyers can help
    -280,000 students are attacked monthly in high school. -15 to 30 percent of students are bullies or victims. -9 in 10 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students have been bullied. -Victims of bullying are up to nine times more likely…
  • Apr 7

    National Library Week is April 13-19, 2014

    National Library Week is April 13-19, 2014
    In the mid 1950’s, worried that Americans were spending less on books and more on televisions, the American Library Association (ALA) and its sponsors decided to annually observe National Library Week. The ALA believed “that once…
  • Mar 10

    Gambler Sues Casino for $500,000 Lo

    Gambler Sues Casino for $500,000 Lo
    Gambler Sues Casino for $500,000 Lo
Rank this Week: 4366

TMLL Library News

TMLL Library News

Covers current affairs, legal research, statutes and weblogs. From the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law.

http://umlaw.typepad.com/tmll_news/
  • Apr 15

    Today's Library Hours and Library Acce

    Today's Library Hours and Library Acce
    Click here for the Library's Access Policy
  • Apr 15

    Extending Your Passwords For Summer Legal Research

    Extending Your Passwords For Summer Legal Research
    Now is the time to think about your summer access to the legal research databases. During the summer, students may access most of the Law Library's e-resources off-campus with a myUMB login. Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance and Westlaw also offer…
  • Apr 15

    New Hein Database: Women and the Law

    New Hein Database: Women and the Law
    HeinOnline has given the Law Library complimentary access to its new collection Women and the Law. This historical archive contains nearly 800 fully searchable titles, including books, biographies and periodicals, dedicated to women’s roles…
Rank this Week: 4365

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/
  • Apr 15

    Thursday & Friday: Top Ten Research Tips for Your Summer Job

    Thursday & Friday: Top Ten Research Tips for Your Summer Job
    Thursday, April 17 at noon or Friday, April 18 at noon. WB 128 Get ready for summer success! Learn the law library's top ten tips to help you tackle research assignments at your summer job. The Thursday and Friday sessions are the same, so…
  • Apr 9

    Law Librarian Jon Ashley's Federal Suit Featured in Today's NYT

    Law Librarian Jon Ashley's Federal Suit Featured in Today's NYT
    Law librarian Jon Ashley is for the second time the named plaintiff in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the U.S. Department of Justice. The suit seeks the release of 30 prosecution agreements between the Justice Department and…
  • Apr 9

    Congressman Tim Ryan on "The Quiet Revolution," This Friday

    Congressman Tim Ryan on "The Quiet Revolution," This Friday
    Congressman Tim Ryan Talk: "The Quiet Revolution: How Mindfulness is Transforming Our Country" Friday at noon, Main Grounds (Nau Hall Auditorium) Congressman Tim Ryan has represented Ohio in Congress for more than a decade. He believes that…
Rank this Week: 3903

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
  • Apr 15

    SPRING HOLIDAY APRIL 18-20, 2014

    SPRING HOLIDAY APRIL 18-20, 2014
    April 18–19      9 a.m.—5 p.m. April 20            3 p.m.—Midnight
  • Feb 26

    SPRING BREAK HOURS – FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 9

    SPRING BREAK HOURS – FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 9
    Feb. 28                        8 a.m.—8 p.m. March…
  • Feb 14

    February 15, 2014

    February 15, 2014
    Due to anticipated inclement weather, the Harrisburg campus of Widener Law, including the Law Library, will open at 11am Saturday, February 15, 2015. The library will remain open until 10pm.
Rank this Week: 1192

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Apr 15

    Never Assume Numerosity – 2014 Edition Take 2

    Never Assume Numerosity – 2014 Edition Take 2
    Rebecca Mullis attended an online program for Medical Diagnostic Sonography through Mountain State University. The program required her to attend a clinical externship to graduate, but there were no externship sites within a three-hour drive…
  • Apr 2

    Tall People and Class Action

    Tall People and Class Action
    April Fool’s–a day that one cannot trust what one reads on the Web, is fortunately over. So, please rest assured that Rutgers law student Brandon Riley’s note We’re Cramped as Hell, and We Won’t Take It Anymore:…
  • Apr 1

    Typicality Applies to Relief, Too - Ubaldi v. SLM Corp.

    Typicality Applies to Relief, Too - Ubaldi v. SLM Corp.
    In Ubaldi v. SLM Corp., No. 11-01320, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38587 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2014), the plaintiffs sued student-loan institution Sallie Mae for allegedly imposing unenforceable choice-of-law provisions on some of its borrowers,…
Rank this Week: 3509

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Apr 14

    Our New Website

    Our New Website
    We have a new website! We’ve been working hard on our new site and hope you like it. Although the content is still very similar to our old website, you’ll notice that we have a new design, and that some information may not be in…
  • Apr 10

    Art in the Library: Die Fuchse (The Fox)

    Art in the Library: Die Fuchse (The Fox)
    Venture up the steps into the “quiet zone” and you’ll find Die Fuchse (The Fox) gracing the wall to your right. This piece was created by painter and printmaker, Franz Marc, in 1913. Marc often used animals as subjects in…
  • Apr 8

    Law Library Survey

    Law Library Survey
    It’s that time of the year again. The sun is starting to shine, college basketball is over, and the annual Law Library Spring Survey has just been posted. While it might not seem like the most fun activity ever, taking time to fill out…
Rank this Week: 3349

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Apr 14

    New Bulletin Board

    New Bulletin Board
    If you’ve walked the second floor of O’Brian, you may have noticed something new. There’s now a bulletin board for law students to post flyers about law school events. Isn’t it lovely? Law students, let the posting…
  • Apr 2

    Congratulations, Terry!

    Congratulations, Terry!
    A very special shout out goes to our very own Terry McCormack, Associate Director of the Law Library and Manager of Law IT, for being selected as the Law School’s recipient of the Outstanding Service Award! This award recognizes a Law…
  • Mar 26

    Get Your MPRE Photo at the Law Library

    Get Your MPRE Photo at the Law Library
    Don’t forget! If you are taking the MPRE on Saturday, March 29, 2014 you are required to attach a 2×2 photo to your applications. Photo services are available at Passport Services (211 O’Brian) in the Law Library and cost…
Rank this Week: 4372

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

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

    Westlaw Classic to Retire on July 1

    Westlaw Classic to Retire on July 1
    After several years of operating alongside "next-generation" platform WestlawNext, Westlaw Classic will no longer be visible to all Law School password-holders, beginning on July 1. You will likely see announcements about this change when…
  • Apr 11

    "Final Judgment Will Be Based on the Finished Picture"

    "Final Judgment Will Be Based on the Finished Picture"
    One of the most popular postings in Goodson Blogson history was our 2009 exploration of Hollywood's "Hays Code," which governed immoral or indecent conduct in American films during the early part of the twentieth century. (In hindsight, the…
  • Apr 8

    Bee Season

    Bee Season
    One of the more memorable new arrivals in the library this semester was The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance: And Other Real Laws That Human Beings Have Actually Dreamed Up, Enacted and Sometimes Even Enforced. Compiled by Kevin Underhill, the…
Rank this Week: 4332

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

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

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Apr 14

    The Oxford Bibliographies Online

    The Oxford Bibliographies Online
    An experienced researcher knows the value of a well prepared subject bibliography. An annotated subject bibliography is usually prepared by leading scholars or librarians to provide other researchers with a selected or comprehensive list of…
  • Apr 14

    Recent Acquisitions, April 7 – April 14, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, April 7 – April 14, 2014
    9 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2014: KF 373 T88 A33 2010 One L : the turbulent true story of a first year at Harvard Law School Penguin Books, 2010 xiv, 288 p. ; … Continue reading →
  • Apr 10

    Legal Research Refresher

    Legal Research Refresher
    The Library is happy to offer a Legal Research Refresher session on Monday, May 5 from 10 am to 2 pm in Room 2003. These are the topics that will be covered: 10:00-10:25am – Multi-disciplinary research 10:30-10:55am – Foreign and…
Rank this Week: 3301

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/
  • Apr 14

    Law Commission reports and consultation paper

    Law Commission reports and consultation paper
    I was recently asked to find a 1981 Law Commission report on breach of confidence and thought that I'd share my research findings here. The Law Commission website includes the text of publications from 1996 onwards, and here in the Library we…
  • Mar 31

    Women & the Law - new content available via Hein Online

    Women & the Law - new content available via Hein Online
    This new collection available via Hein Online brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to women's roles in society and the law. Content focusses on the United States and covers subjects such as reproductive rights,…
  • Mar 18

    Library and IT Services annual student survey

    Library and IT Services annual student survey
    This year's survey is now live, and it's your chance to  tell us about your use of the IT and Library Services facilities, how important they are to you, and how satisfied you are with the existing provision.To complete the survey,…
Rank this Week: 4369

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 14

    Library Fine Amnesty Week!

    Library Fine Amnesty Week!
    Return overdue Law Library books to the Circulation Desk before 5pm on Friday, April 18, to receive forgiveness for any fines owed, no questions asked. Please note the following: Amnesty applies only to Law Library books. We cannot waive…
  • Apr 11

    Bobblehead of the Week: Justice John Paul Steven

    Bobblehead of the Week: Justice John Paul Steven
    With retired Justice John Paul Stevens in the news recently it seemed to appropriate to highlight his Green Bag Bobblehead, currently on display in the Gould Reading Room. Stevens was the second justice to be bestowed with a bobblehead in…
  • Apr 7

    Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research

    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

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Apr 14

    Westlaw Classic Going Away Soon

    Westlaw Classic Going Away Soon
    I understand from emails I received that Westlaw Classic is going away on July 1, 2014.  It was last summer when the folks at Three Geeks and a Law Blog noted that WestlawNext Accounted…
  • Apr 8

    Supreme Court Action: Pre-emption of Common Law Under the Airline Deregulation Act

    Supreme Court Action: Pre-emption of Common Law Under the Airline Deregulation Act
    The second case decided by the Supreme Court last Wednesday us Northwest, Inc. v. Ginsberg (12-462).  It concerns whether the Airline Deregulation Act pre-empts state common law claims, here a claim for violating…
  • Apr 7

    Supreme Court Action: Elections And Money

    Supreme Court Action: Elections And Money
    For those who have been wondering why there have been gaps in the posting, it’s because I’ve been dealing with major medical issues that came to a head last week.  I hope to ease back into regular coverage of those items I…
Rank this Week: 2183

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Apr 14

    Celebrate National Library Week: Post a Shelfie of Your Favorite Study Aid

    Celebrate National Library Week: Post a Shelfie of Your Favorite Study Aid
    . What is your favorite Study Aid: a Nutshell, a CALI lesson, a outline, your favorite reference librarian, an extra large latte from Pavement, your dog? Celebrate with us.  Send your study aid Shelfie to lawref@bu.edu and…
  • Apr 14

    Have an Immigration Question?

    Have an Immigration Question?
    The library has recently licensed two new resources that could help: AILA Link and the Hein Immigration Law and Policy in the U.S. library.  AILA, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, is starting to digitize their very helpful…
  • Mar 28

    The UN, the US and Human Right

    The UN, the US and Human Right
    The United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) issued a forceful report this week on the human rights record of the United States under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The report is linked here. The…
Rank this Week: 3706

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

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

    Westlaw Access Change

    Westlaw Access Change
    Westlaw's decided it's time for the Next step!  Beginning July 1, 2014, Westlaw will no longer provide access to WestlawClassic for the law school community nationwide.  An announcement will be made on Tuesday, April 15th on the…
  • Feb 28

    Lexis Advance summer access continue

    Lexis Advance summer access continue
    Lexis Advance will continue to permit law students and recent graduates to use their Lexis Advance ID for both school AND job related research this summer. Some employers do not allow summer associates to use their school Lexis Advance IDs,…
  • Feb 28

    New Library Materials - January 2014

    New Library Materials - January 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of January 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information
Rank this Week: 4008

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4328

The Gavel

The Gavel

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

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Apr 13

    National Library Week – Games & Prizes!

    National Library Week – Games & Prizes!
    Celebrate National Library Week with the Law Library April 14-17, 2014. For more details, view our flyer at Library Week Poster 2014 and watch your e-mail for updates.… Read more
  • Apr 11

    Sunday’s Award Classes – Last of the Semester

    Sunday’s Award Classes – Last of the Semester
    We are winding down the Award classes for this semester, and our last two offerings will be this Sunday, April 13:* Summer Associate Training at 1 – 2:30 p.m.* Family Law Research at 6  - 7:30 p.m.Both … Read more
  • Apr 7

    Last chances to earn Award Points this semester

    Last chances to earn Award Points this semester
    Don’t miss these last opportunities to earn Award points for this semester – sign up on TWEN now for the following:Summer Associate Training on Tuesday, April 8 at Noon or Sunday, April 13 at 1 p.m. (4 points with… Read…
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Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

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

    No good can come of thi

    No good can come of thi
    A few years back, the Obama administration delivered a new program to "stimulate" the economy.  They called it the Car Allowance Rebate System (aka "cash for clunkers").  Basically, you turn in your old, beat-up, smog spewing…
  • Apr 8

    Down but not out

    Down but not out
    So, the other day as I was getting my law Librarian groove on, I had a patron come up to me with a dilemma.  Seems he had filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court, had lost, and was now in the process of appealing that decision. …
  • Mar 30

    Everyone talk

    Everyone talk
    One of the things that I had to get used to being a law Librarian was the fact that people often treat me like their priest.  They will often will tell me things that they wouldn't dare tell their beautician.  Everyone has something…
Rank this Week: 3415

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/
  • Apr 11

    Ohio Death Penalty Task Force Report Update

    Ohio Death Penalty Task Force Report Update
      Not all of the 22-member Ohio Supreme Court death penalty assessment task force were in agreement when they wrapped up their review of the state’s death penalty “administrative and procedural mechanisms” yesterday, Cleveland’s…
  • Apr 10

    Ohio Death Penalty Review Task Force Report

    Ohio Death Penalty Review Task Force Report
     The Columbus Dispatch this morning is reporting that “sweeping changes in how Ohio handles capital punishment, including banning executions of the mentally ill, requiring DNA evidence or a videotaped confessions and reserving the death…
  • Apr 9

    Ohio Supreme Court’s resolving of traffic camera issue

    Ohio Supreme Court’s resolving of traffic camera issue
      Parts of a controversy that’s actually nation-wide may soon be resolved at least in this state when the Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments over the legality of traffic cameras Friday.   A Cleveland Plain Dealer article yesterday…
Rank this Week: 2426

CWSL Library News

CWSL Library News

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/library/
Rank this Week: 1829

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/
  • Apr 10

    Summer Use of Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg Law

    Summer Use of Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg Law
    Westlaw Your Westlaw password will remain active over the summer for a limited number of research hours.  Westlaw does allow full summer access for the following permissible uses: Law school class Law Review or Journal work Moot…
  • Apr 9

    Alumni Legal Research Panel – TOMORROW at 12:15pm

    Alumni Legal Research Panel – TOMORROW at 12:15pm
    Please join us tomorrow for a lunchtime alumni panel featuring Kaitlyn Redfield Ortiz (’12) and Masha Shmukler (’11) to learn how your legal research skills can help you in your upcoming summer or post-graduation legal position…
  • Apr 2

    Alumni Legal Research Panel: What to Know Before you Go

    Alumni Legal Research Panel: What to Know Before you Go
    Please join us for a lunchtime panel on legal research in the “real world” Thursday, April 10th Room 105 at 12:15pm **Cookies and Starbucks coffee provided ** Kaitlyn Redfield Ortiz ‘12, will discuss her research experiences…
Rank this Week: 3688

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/
Rank this Week: 1047

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/
  • Apr 10

    Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014

    Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014
    Tribal leaders on the President’s Climate Preparedness and Resilience Task Force are soliciting input on how the federal government can better support local, state and tribal governments in preparing to protect themselves from extreme…
  • Apr 7

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html Petition for certiorari was denied in State of Alaska v. Jewell (navigable waters, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act regulations) as well…
  • Mar 28

    NILL added new content to 2 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/28

    NILL added new content to 2 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/28
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html Petition for certiorari has been filed in Yowell v. Abbey (cattle grazing, treaty rights) * News…
Rank this Week: 1276

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 10

    Online Bibliographic Services and Technical Services Special Interest Sections' Joint Research Grant accepting applications.

    Online Bibliographic Services and Technical Services Special Interest Sections' Joint Research Grant accepting applications.
    Posted at the request of the AALL OBS-SIS and TS-SIS Joint Research Grant Committee.The AALL OBS-SIS and TS-SIS Joint Research Grant Committee is now accepting applications for the 2014 Grant! The purpose of the Online Bibliographic…
  • Apr 1

    Innovative Acquires Polaris Library System

    Innovative Acquires Polaris Library System
    INNOVATIVE ACQUIRES POLARIS LIBRARY SYSTEMSNo, it is not an April Fool's joke.On March 31, 2014 Innovative acquired Polaris Library Systems, bringing together two of the leading providers of library services platforms to the public library…
  • Mar 31

    Major RDA Update Scheduled for April 22

    Major RDA Update Scheduled for April 22
    The RDA Toolkit is scheduled for a major update on April 22, 2014. This update is the culmination of months of discussion  and consideration by the Joint Steering Committee and other members of the library community. For law catalogers,…
Rank this Week: 4323

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Apr 10

    Find & Print Appears on WestlawNext

    Find & Print Appears on WestlawNext
    Find & Print has made its way back to Westlaw. You can now find the Find & Print links under the "Tools" tab on the WestlawNext home page. You'll have to scroll a bit to get to it -- it's...
  • Apr 9

    Access to Westlaw Classic Ends on July 1

    Access to Westlaw Classic Ends on July 1
    We've just been notified that access to the "classic" Westlaw interface, known as Westlaw Classic, will end for all academic users on July 1 of this year. Some USF Law students may not have ever used Westlaw Classic, but some...
  • Mar 25

    Quick Access to HeinOnline Search Help

    Quick Access to HeinOnline Search Help
    I love HeinOnline, but since I don't search its content every day, it can be challenging to remember HeinOnline's unique search syntax. So it's good news that HeinOnline has added faster access to "Search Help" on its Welcome page.…
Rank this Week: 2263

Library technican dialog

Library technican dialog

Covers marketing, networking, and professional development for law librarians.

http://brendawoa.wordpress.com
  • Apr 10

    What do I do?

    What do I do?
    What got me started on this post was this article from INALJ (I need a library job) called 5 Things That People Don’t Realize Their Librarians Do. This is my year for public speaking. I’m sitting on a panel of…
  • Mar 9

    Raise a Reader

    Raise a Reader
    I know two toddlers that could not be more different. Rick’s mom is not a reader and finds “mom and tot” programs boring at the library. When I play with him, he is engaged but he doesn’t verbalize a lot. Things…
  • Feb 18

    New job, New direction

    New job, New direction
    There has been some dramatic changes in our lives lately. We moved from a busy urban environment to life in a small town in Saskatchewan. In the mean time, I was at a crossroads wondering if my career would be more in social media or in…
Rank this Week: 3999

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Apr 10

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin on HeinOnline
    The Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin is the bi-yearly reprinting of the weekly Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB), which announces official rulings and procedures of the IRS as well as publishes Treasury Decisions, Executive Orders, Tax…
  • Mar 27

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Congressional Record on ProQuest Congressional

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Congressional Record on ProQuest Congressional
    Each March the sports world is consumed with talk of tournaments, brackets, and college basketball. Congress, like the rest of America, joins in the conversation. Congress' remarks in congratulating successes and mourning loses during the…
  • Mar 13

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: State Bar Association Journals on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: State Bar Association Journals on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline's Bar Journals Library contains over 80 bar association journals, many going back to inception. This collection includes federal, state, and local bar journals, including those from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. The Bar…
Rank this Week: 4338

Brian Huddleston

Brian Huddleston

Covers legal research, legal education and legal scholarship.

http://brianhuddleston.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 10

    Sloppy ABA Employment Statistic

    Sloppy ABA Employment Statistic
    The new ABA job numbers for the Class of 2013 were released yesterday. US News & World Report asks the same basic questions and divides graduates into the same basic categories as the ABA, so these will be the numbers that will make up…
  • Mar 25

    Law School Rankings: Color-Coded Changes, 2013 to 2014

    Law School Rankings: Color-Coded Changes, 2013 to 2014
    Ever wonder what it would look like to take the US News & World Report Law School Rankings - all schools, all reported data - and color code the changes from the previous year in green (good change), red (bad change) and yellow (no…
  • Mar 13

    Rankings Table Embed Test

    Rankings Table Embed Test
    Full rankings: Full rankings in a table:
Rank this Week: 3993

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Apr 10

    Looking for a news article? Use the Newspaper Research Guide

    Looking for a news article? Use the Newspaper Research Guide
    The library subscribes to a number of databases that offer access to newspapers across the globe, so whether you’re trying to access a New York Times article from 1982,  yesterday’s Jerusalem Post or the Connecticut…
  • Apr 1

    2014 Law Library Student Survey – Preliminary Result

    2014 Law Library Student Survey – Preliminary Result
    We have concluded the 2014 Annual Student Survey for the Georgetown Law Library. This year, 540 students responded. Thank you.  We appreciate all feedback. Here’s a quick overview chart showing the representation of student…
  • Mar 31

    Denim Day – April 2nd

    Denim Day – April 2nd
    For several years, a day in April has been designated as “Denim Day” to promote awareness of sexual violence against women. It began in 1999 in response to an Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) decision that overturned a…
Rank this Week: 2136

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and resources. From the South Texas College of Law.

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

    Terri LeClerq and Lydia Brandt, Leading Legal Research and Writing Experts in Texas are Criminal Justice Reformer

    Terri LeClerq and Lydia Brandt, Leading Legal Research and Writing Experts in Texas are Criminal Justice Reformer
    By Jessica R. Alexander, J.D., M.L.S.Terri LeClercq and Lydia Brandt are experts in the legal research and writing field. LeClercq, formerly taught legal writing at the University of Texas Law School. She consults and lectures widely on legal…
  • Mar 31

    Play Ball!

    Play Ball!
    It’s opening day and the cries of ‘play ball’ begin to echo over the diamond shaped fields, it’s my favourite time of the year, baseball season! With all it’s tradition and history, the game known as…
  • Mar 19

    Guidance on Same Sex Marriages and Federal Tax Law

    Guidance on Same Sex Marriages and Federal Tax Law
    By Jessica R. Alexander, J.D., M.L.S., Reference Librarian Tax filing season is upon us. Below are some web resources on same-sex marriage and federal and state income taxes: CCH Tax Briefing - IRS Position on Sam-Sex MarriageIRS Answers to…
Rank this Week: 3983

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

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

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

    Self-Help Forms Clinics in Carson City in April

    Self-Help Forms Clinics in Carson City in April
    Nevada Legal Services holds free forms completion clinics twice monthly in Carson City for people who are representing themselves in court.  The clinics are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the…
  • Apr 8

    Serving Our Seniors - Nevada Legal Services Clinic

    Serving Our Seniors - Nevada Legal Services Clinic
    Supreme Court Library is hosting Nevada Legal Services "Serving Our Seniors" on Friday, April 25, from 1-3 p.m.  Sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division and Nevada Legal Services.  Please call NLS at 775-284-3491 x214 to…
  • Feb 26

    Free WestlawNext Training and CLE at the Law Library

    Free WestlawNext Training and CLE at the Law Library
    On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Room 107 of the Law Library, we will be offering the following two CLE programs:10-11a - Introduction to WestlawNext (1 hour of general credit)11a-12p - Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Using…
Rank this Week: 4011

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: 3169

LLNE News

LLNE News

Features member news, LLNE updates, and tips on technology. By the editors of the LLNE News.

http://llne.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    We've moved!

    We've moved!
    The LLNE Blog has moved. Come visit us at http://llne.org/blog.
  • Sep 27

    LLNE Fall Meeting 2013

    LLNE Fall Meeting 2013
    Social Law Library will be hosting the LLNE annual Fall Meeting on Friday, October 4th, 2013. For more details, agenda, speakers, and registration information, please go to the meeting website.  This year’s topic is the…
  • Jun 8

    Register now for the LLNE Annual Business…

    Register now for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and LuncheonThe menu and registration details for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon are now available on the LLNE website.To register for the luncheon, please RSVP by email to…
Rank this Week: 4330

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Apr 7

    New Books at the Law Library – April 7, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – April 7, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV109.B74 B735 2014 British Columbia, Legislative Assembly, Time Matters: An Investigation into the BC Employment and Assistance Reconsideration Process ([Victoria]: Office of the Ombudsperson, 2014). Online access:…
  • Mar 28

    Browse new books in the Law Library Learning Common

    Browse new books in the Law Library Learning Common
    Most circulating new books received by the Law Library will be placed temporarily on the New Books shelf in the Learning Commons on Level 2 (main level of the Law Library). Feel free to browse and check them out!  A list of these new…
  • Mar 25

    New Books at the Law Library – 140325

    New Books at the Law Library – 140325
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HD3616.U63 P74 2014 Daniel Carpenter & David A. Moss, eds., Preventing Regulatory Capture: Special Interest Influence and How to Limit It (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: HJ4631 .M39…
Rank this Week: 4184