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The Librarian at Law

The Librarian at Law

Covers legal and library news. By Lee Sims.

http://librarianatlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Yet Another Cautionary Tale Of Bad Legal Writing

    Yet Another Cautionary Tale Of Bad Legal Writing
    The ABA Journal reports another case in which an attorney has been raked over the proverbial coals for poor writing. The title to the article - Federal Judge’s Footnote Hits Employment Lawyer for TMI in Legal Briefs - is perhaps slightly…
  • Jan 20

    ABA Law School Transparency Site

    ABA Law School Transparency Site
    If you're interested in the new ABA transparency guidelines you might want to check out the LST - Law School Transparency - web page. The Winter 2012 Transparency Index Report is ready. This is the first Transparency Index Report. The full…
  • Dec 23

    Duncan Law School Sues ABA

    Duncan Law School Sues ABA
    No surprise here. Duncan Law School, the Tennessee law school featured in last Sunday's NY Times article about the business of law schools has lost their bid for accreditation. See the post here for a link to that article and some details.
Rank this Week: 936

LaValley Library at the University…

LaValley Library at the University of Toledo College of Law

http://lavalleylibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    Election website

    Election website
    There are a couple websites that may be of interest to Lucas County voters.First off there is http://www.lucascountyvotes.org/ which goes to the Board of Elections section of the Lucas County government website. There are lists of the…
  • Jan 14

    Tax Time link

    Tax Time link
    Once again it is time for the taxman, er, taxperson. Here are the links to the Federal, state of Ohio, and Toledo income tax information and forms.IRS publications and documentsOhio income tax linksToledo income tax link
  • Jan 8

    FBI Crime Statistics, prelim 2007 first half

    FBI Crime Statistics, prelim 2007 first half
    Crime rates fell in the first half of 2007, according to premilinary FBI statistics.Here's the link to the FBI's story, which has a link to the statistics themselves.
Rank this Week: 856

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Nov 29

    Study Room

    Study Room
    Just in case nobody told you, exams are just around the corner. Correlated: study rooms are now sparse. What can you and your study partner(s) do to ensure access to study space? Book in advance like a VIP study champion. By dumbonyc…
  • Nov 18

    Thanksgiving & Exam Hour

    Thanksgiving & Exam Hour
    As usual, we’re changing up the library’s hours for the Thanksgiving holiday and the upcoming exam period. During the week of Thanksgiving we are operating with reduced hours, as follows: Monday, Nov. 21s & Tuesday, Nov.…
  • Nov 7

    Coloring in the Library

    Coloring in the Library
    You may have noticed the coloring materials available at the seats near the SHELF* in the library lobby. Coloring is fun and some studies indicate it is great for stress relief. In other words, it is perfect for a quick study break during the…
Rank this Week: 1059

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    Getting to Know TS Law Librarians: Pat Sayre-McCoy

    Getting to Know TS Law Librarians: Pat Sayre-McCoy
    1. Introduce yourself (name & position). I’m Pat (Patricia) Sayre-McCoy, Head of Law Cataloging and Serials at the D’Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago. 2. Does your job title actually describe what you do? Why/why…
  • Nov 8

    Fall Fashion from .gov: A New Look for the Library of Congress and a New View of Government Open Source Project

    Fall Fashion from .gov: A New Look for the Library of Congress and a New View of Government Open Source Project
    Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artcomments/382733093Cold weather inevitably means trading out summer garb with new looks and new fashions for autumn and winter, and this year .gov is getting in on the action with a huge homepage…
  • Oct 27

    Review of OAIS (ISO 14721)

    Review of OAIS (ISO 14721)
    The ISO standard for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model will be up for its 5 year review in 2017. This standard lays out the framework for an archive that will maintain the long term preservation of information and…
Rank this Week: 1082

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
  • Nov 26

    Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of

    Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of
    By Mark Rosch One of the questions that we are often asked during our live MCLE seminars and MCLE webinars is whether there is a keyword search available for the billions of Web pages collected by the Archive.org's Wayback Machine. Since its…
  • Oct 20

    Google Introduces (Yet Another) New Name for Google for Work

    Google Introduces (Yet Another) New Name for Google for Work
    Google has announced yet another new name for its suite of cloud-based office productivity and collaboration software. Now, the product most-recently known as Google Apps for Work in now called "G Suite." 
  • Oct 20

    Opera Web Browser Introduces Free Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection

    Opera Web Browser Introduces Free Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection
    Anyone using public wi-fi hotspots to connect to the Internet should be concerned about the security and privacy of the information they are sending back and forth over those connections. There are many security options you can employ to…
Rank this Week: 1026

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

Features news and research updates from the legal information librarians at Boston College Law School.

http://bclegaleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Spring 2017 Legal Research Course

    Spring 2017 Legal Research Course
    The BC Law librarians will be offering 6 legal research courses during Spring 2017.  The course offerings are Advanced Legal Research (2 sections), Bankruptcy Law Research, Insurance and Civil Litigation Research, Intellectual Property…
  • Nov 15

    Pop Culture Trivia Contest in the Library!

    Pop Culture Trivia Contest in the Library!
    Hello all!  The Law Library is having a trivia contest this week!  Come test your pop culture knowledge and answer a new question every day.  A winner will be drawn from the correct entries daily--so you'll have 5 chances to…
  • Nov 4

    Legal Trends Report 2016: Where Have All the Billable Hours Gone?

    Legal Trends Report 2016: Where Have All the Billable Hours Gone?
    A few weeks ago, Clio, the legal industry's largest practice management software company, released its Legal Trends Report 2016.  Clio analyzed data collected from 40,000 users to provide insights into the…
Rank this Week: 1006

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Oct 25

    Litigation Analytics on Bloomberg Law

    Litigation Analytics on Bloomberg Law
    With Bloomberg Law’s new Litigation Analytics feature, you can gather inside information about federal judges. Find out how judges rule on motions, how long they typically take to decide cases, and how often they are overturned on appeal.…
  • Sep 15

    New Motion Filters on Ravel Law

    New Motion Filters on Ravel Law
    Ravel recently introduced a new feature that allows users to filter search results by motion type. Now, you can search for cases and get results including only decisions on a particular type of motion – for example, a motion for...
  • Sep 6

    HeinOnline's Resources for Law School Student

    HeinOnline's Resources for Law School Student
    OneLs are just becoming familiar with Lexis and Westlaw, but there's another important database out there, especially if you take a research assistant position or law review editorial position -- HeinOnline. It's one of the largest…
Rank this Week: 1145

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Aug 25

    Delaware weird laws go to the movie

    Delaware weird laws go to the movie
    Weird law: “R” rated movies shall not be shown at drive-in theaters. Status: true (but not enforced and probably unconstitutional) This weird Delaware law is a perfect example of a law passed in response to what seemed like a…
  • Aug 22

    Welcome back to the Delaware Law School law library

    Welcome back to the Delaware Law School law library
    It’s another new school year! We’re happy to see our new and returning students back in the law library. Please stop by for studying or research. Why not check out some of our study aids? We have plenty of computers, carrels,…
  • Jun 8

    Power outages this weekend

    Power outages this weekend
    The library will be closing Friday, June 10th at 2:00 p.m. due to a scheduled campus-wide power outage. It is possible there may be another power outage this Saturday or Sunday. Please call 302-477-2244 to verify our hours before you come in.
Rank this Week: 1010

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Aug 17

    Career Resources From the Library

    Career Resources From the Library
    Whether you are participating in OCI or not, the library has resources to help you with your job search. If you are interested in finding contact information for BU alumni, for example, you can use Leadership Library. Additionally, we have a…
  • Aug 12

    Welcome!

    Welcome!
    Please join us in welcoming our newest law librarians: Stefanie Maclin-Hurd, Kate Cochrane, and Shira Megerman! Kindle
  • Jun 24

    Brexit – What does this mean for the EU and the UK?

    Brexit – What does this mean for the EU and the UK?
    The dramatic win of the Brexit campaign is dominating the news.  Any member state may withdraw from the EU under Art. 50 which can be found on Eur-Lex, the EU’s legal portal.  That withdrawal will take effect 2 years…
Rank this Week: 1019

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
Rank this Week: 1126

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
  • Nov 25

    History of Thanksgiving Proclamation

    History of Thanksgiving Proclamation
    Category: Legal History Body: For a brief history of Thanksgiving presidential proclamations and congressional resolutions beginning with the first Federal Congress, see the following National Archives web page: Congress Establishes…
  • Nov 23

    Administrative Appeal Supreme Court Opinion - 11/23/2015

    Administrative Appeal Supreme Court Opinion - 11/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Administrative Appeals Opinions Body: SC19458 - Cales v. Office of Victim Services ("The plaintiffs...appeal from the judgment of the trial court dismissing their appeal from the decision of a Victim Compensation…
  • Nov 23

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 11/23/2015

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 11/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: AC37980 - O’Brien v. O’Brien ("The dispositive issue raised by the plaintiff in the present appeal is whether, after remand, the court improperly skewed its equitable distribution…
Rank this Week: 994

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

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

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

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

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

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

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 1002

novalawcity

novalawcity

Adventures in law and technology at the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

http://nsulaw.typepad.com/novalawcity/
  • Aug 17

    Novalawcity is moving!

    Novalawcity is moving!
    Novalawcity is moving over to Wordpress as of 8/17/2011.   Please join us over at: http://nsulltc.wordpress.com/ to continue our discussion.
  • Aug 10

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!
    The Office of the Law Revision Counsel is seeking comments on the new beta version of its website for the U.S. Code. The Office is looking for feedback from law librarians and members of the public about the site’s features, content, and…
  • Jun 24

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)
    Wups--I forgot to post my picture with my blog profile! Here's me, the day my bright, shiny new nameplate was first put up.
Rank this Week: 1105

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Word of the Month for December 2016: Confidentiality Agreement

    Word of the Month for December 2016: Confidentiality Agreement
    Have you ever had a conversation with someone and in the middle they say, "Don't tell anyone but...." and they proceed to tell you something that they probably shouldn't have told you (or anyone, for that matter)?  I get that all the…
  • Nov 28

    Just When You Thought You Were Safe

    Just When You Thought You Were Safe
    When I went to high school, our school had an FFA program where students could raise cows, goats, sheep and grow crops.  Some of my friends chose to cultivate a number of cannabis plants behind the taller rows of corn.  For months,…
  • Nov 21

    Get that covered

    Get that covered
    The other day, a young woman came into the library.  Seems she was lost and needed a little direction.  What caught my attention was not her question so much as it was that she was busily using her hands to cover up what was left of…
Rank this Week: 1456

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/
  • Nov 30

    Mark Twain's Birthday, Huckleberry Finn, IP, and the Nevada Constitution

    Mark Twain's Birthday, Huckleberry Finn, IP, and the Nevada Constitution
    Mark Twain (Nov. 30, 1835—April 21, 1910) was a prolific writer and social critic. This blog post from HeinOnline in honor of his birthday shows how to find Twain references in HeinOnline's vast resources. It also mentions a…
  • Nov 17

    The Electoral College and its Possible Alternative

    The Electoral College and its Possible Alternative
    You may have heard that Donald Trump won the Electoral College on Tuesday, but most likely lost the national popular vote. It is the fifth time in history that this has happened. This has sparked a renewed interest in the merits of the…
  • Nov 9

    Presidential Clemency

    Presidential Clemency
    You might have heard: Obama Commutes Sentences For 72 More Federal Inmates, All Things Considered, NPR, Nov. 5, 2016. But you might be a little shaky on the whole commutation thing. Is Obama's action unusual? What's the difference…
Rank this Week: 1610

University of Baltimore Law…

University of Baltimore Law Library Blog

Provides news and links of interest to the law school community.

http://ublawlibrary.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1632

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    VALL at VLA 2016 Annual Meeting

    VALL at VLA 2016 Annual Meeting
    by Evelyn M. CampbellThere are few things that can rival a crisp Fall day in Hot Springs, VA, even when foliage is not quite in its glory. More than 500 people attended the Virginia Library Association's Annual Meeting from Oct. 26 - 28, at…
  • Nov 7

    VALL Fall Meeting at Lewis Ginter

    VALL Fall Meeting at Lewis Ginter
    by Patricia Petroccione If you weren’t at the VALL 2016 Fall Meeting on October 14, you missed a very engaging event. Lara Dresser and the program committee, Alison Hancock and Chris Vassey, put much thought and effort into planning the…
  • Oct 18

    Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (CADF) Project on Co-curriculum development and alternative research method in Nigeria

    Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (CADF) Project on Co-curriculum development and alternative research method in Nigeria
    by Anthony Brown Ikwueme As one of the recipients of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (CADF) Award for 2016, I was in Nigeria from May to July of 2016 at the University Of Nigeria Faculty Of Law, Enugu Campus, where I worked with the…
Rank this Week: 1628

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Nov 21

    We’re back! (and so is the GSU fair use e-reserves appeal…)

    We’re back! (and so is the GSU fair use e-reserves appeal…)
    After a few months of quiet, I’m happy to say that the Copyright & Scholarly Communication team at Duke is bringing this blog back to life. Since Kevin Smith left to become Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas, I have…
  • Apr 1

    Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for librarie

    Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for librarie
    My first thought when I read the new ruling in the Georgia State copyright lawsuit brought by publishers over e-reserves was of one of those informal rules that all law students learn — don’t tick off your judge.…
  • Mar 22

    Moving into the open

    Moving into the open
    Since it was announced that I will move shortly to the University of Kansas, several people have asked me if I intend to continue blogging, and have kindly encouraged me to do so.  This blog, of course, will remain one of the…
Rank this Week: 1352

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Nov 16

    Quizlet

    Quizlet
    Final exams are right around the corner! Check out Quizlet to help you with your studies. Quizlet is a free app that offers flash cards to help you memorize vocab words, Latin phrases, torts definitions, and much more! Sign up ……
  • Nov 10

    Five Keys for Acing Your Exam

    Five Keys for Acing Your Exam
    Law Students – Five Keys for Acing Your Exams by the founder of LegalJob.com, Adam Gropper It has been said that law school does not prepare one for the actual practice of law.  In some ways that is true.  However, ……
  • Nov 1

    Fall Back!

    Fall Back!
    Enjoy an extra hour of sleep this weekend! Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed this Saturday, November, 5, 2016. Daylight Savings Time ends officially Sunday at 2 am.
Rank this Week: 1612

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
  • Nov 16

    Libraries that want to protect themselves…

    Libraries that want to protect themselves from copyright lawsuits should take this action before December 1. This is the safe harbor that libraries get if a patron posts copyrighted content on a library site (such as comments on a library...
  • Dec 1

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?
    As I was reading Roy Kaufmann’s testimony on behalf of the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at the recent Congressional hearing on "Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired," I was struck by CCC’s boilerplate…
  • Jul 24

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice
    (By Peter Hirtle) By now most archivists and many librarians will have heard something about the controversy concerning the use of material found in Special Collections at the University of Arkansas. Researchers from the Washington Free…
Rank this Week: 1604

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    One Person. One Vote...

    One Person. One Vote...
    Nation In DistressLike PageApril 16 at 1:50pm · AGREE!Nation In DistressLikeLikeLoveHahaWowSadAngryCommentShareCommentsOld Fox We've been through this before. Let us review: The Electoral College is a Constitutional…
  • Apr 25

    Television and Violence

    Television and Violence
    linkJAMA, June 10, 1992--Vol 267, No. 22Special CommunicationTelevision and ViolenceThe Scale of the Problem and Where to Go From HereBrandon S. Centerwall, MD, MPHIN 1975, Rothenberg's Special Communication in JAMA, "Effect of…
  • Apr 14

    What's Happening to American Democracy?

    What's Happening to American Democracy?
    linkI am not for Trump at all unless it comes down to him or Hillary. Cruz is the most Constitutional, intelligent, genuinely conservative, courageous and top integrity person right now.But this entire report is SO slanted, SO distorted, SO…
Rank this Week: 1631

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/
  • Apr 25

    Pace Law School Competes in NYSBA/AAA Abritration Competition

    Pace Law School Competes in NYSBA/AAA Abritration Competition
    Our congratulations go to the Pace 2016 New York State Bar Association/AAA Arbitration Competition team that competed on November 13-14, 2015 in New York City. Matthew Arpino (2L), Emily Bendana (2L), and Bryan Kelly (2L) represented Pace Law…
  • Apr 21

    Congratulations to the Pace 2016 National Ethics Trial Competition Team

    Congratulations to the Pace 2016 National Ethics Trial Competition Team
    Our congratulations go out to the Pace 2016 National Ethics Trial Competition team that competed at the Tenth Annual National Ethics Trial Competition. The team competed at the Robert T. Matsui U.S. Courthouse in Sacramento, California (March…
  • Apr 21

    Congratulations to the Pace Prince Evidence Team

    Congratulations to the Pace Prince Evidence Team
    Pace team members Robert Foster (3L) and Brian Byrne (3L) did an outstanding job at the prestigious Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Competition, which was held at Brooklyn Law School from Thursday, March 31st through Saturday, April 2nd. Rob and…
Rank this Week: 1437

The ZRG Blog

The ZRG Blog

Covers changes to Zimmerman's Research Guide. By Andrew Zimmerman.

http://zimmermansguide.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 25

    RIP: Zimmerman’s Research Guide

    RIP: Zimmerman’s Research Guide
    Zimmerman’s Research Guide will go off the Lexis Info Pro site at the end of 2015.   There will be no current public version as of January 1, 2016. The Internet Archive will host archived editions of the Guide.  To ……
  • Dec 27

    How to conduct an annual meeting for shareholder

    How to conduct an annual meeting for shareholder
    Jocelyn Stilwell-Tong, Research & Training Librarian at Paul Hastings LLP is my hero!  Jocelyn compiled and forwarded a list of resources explaining how to run an annual meeting for shareholders.   Jocelyn’s list now…
  • Dec 27

    How to conduct an annual meeting for shareholder

    How to conduct an annual meeting for shareholder
    Jocelyn Stilwell-Tong, Research & Training Librarian at Paul Hastings LLP is my hero!  Jocelyn compiled and forwarded a list of resources explaining how to run an annual meeting for shareholders.   Jocelyn’s list now…
Rank this Week: 1515

BarclayBlog

BarclayBlog

Legal research updates from around the world and new and interesting research resources and web sites of interest. From Syracuse University College of Law.

http://bllsulaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn
    The economy continues to impact the traditional large law firm hiring cycle:A NY Times article focuses on 2Ls waiting for the chance to interview in the fall: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/business/26lawyers.html?em Some famous firms have…
  • May 4

    Movin' On

    Movin' On
    To my faithful readers: After many happyand productive years at the Barclay LawLibrary, I will be moving on to becomeExecutive Director of the Dewitt CommunityLibrary. This was a tough decision, but asa former library director always told…
  • Apr 26

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review
    The Legal Workshop is a new online legal journalthat seeks to disseminate legal scholarship to a broadaudience of readers. The new endeavor is produced bya consortium of academic law reviews: Stanford LawReview, New York University Law…
Rank this Week: 1548

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Dec 5

    New Books at the Law Library – December 5, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – December 5, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE5029 .M325 2016 Robert W. Macaulay and James L.H. Sprague, External Review of Administrative Decisions: Petitions to Cabinet, Appeals to Court, and Judicial Review (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3:…
  • Nov 21

    New Books at the Law Library – November 21, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – November 21, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD640 .S26 2016 Geoffrey Samuel, A Short Introduction to Judging and to Legal Reasoning (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016) Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8469042 LAW LIBRARY…
  • Nov 14

    New Books at the Law Library – November 14, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – November 14, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1439 .W33 2016 Christopher Wadlow, The Law of Passing-off: Unfair Competition by Misrepresentation, 5th ed. (London: Thomson Reuters UK Limited, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE482.S84 M33 2016 Nancy McCormack &…
Rank this Week: 1680

Depraved Librarian

Depraved Librarian

A carnival of news and information about culture, law, music, technology and research. By Grace Lee.

http://depravedlibrarian.wordpress.com
  • Dec 4

    Links for 2016-12-03 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-12-03 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Nov 30

    Links for 2016-11-29 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-11-29 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Nov 27

    Links for 2016-11-26 [del.icio.us]

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    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
Rank this Week: 1716

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Provides information and commentary for local legal professionals and lay persons on local legal news, neighborhood happenings, self-help resources, information about our collection materials, and other other legal tools and resources

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Nov 29

    The Smallest Units of Government

    The Smallest Units of Government
    As the 2016 election season fades behind us, it is a good time to reflect on our government structures and their various functions. It is easy follow government at the federal and state levels by reading the news, but not…
  • Nov 18

    Frontlines of the Law in the Headlines of the New

    Frontlines of the Law in the Headlines of the New
    Just recently law enforcement in our tiny jurisdiction has come more visible than usual.  Obviously police officers are in the news every time a major criminal act in our community is investigated or a suspect is…
  • Nov 9

    Arthur A. Stewart (1946 – 1970)

    Arthur A. Stewart (1946 – 1970)
    Arthur Stewart was born in St. Paul on January 29, 1888 to parents John and Anna, who had settled in St. Paul in the 1870s.  John originally had a hardware store at Seventh Avenue and John Street (close to the present location of…
Rank this Week: 1957

Library technican dialog

Library technican dialog

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

http://brendawoa.wordpress.com
  • Nov 22

    Would the last person to leave the building please turn out the lights?

    Would the last person to leave the building please turn out the lights?
    Libraries have a duty to preserve information as well as provide access to current information. The largest ones – academic, courthouse, the National Library – are seen by smaller libraries as the “library of last…
  • Jul 7

    On public speaking

    On public speaking
    It is a weird thing that we want to hear a writer give a presentation, when she has written on a subject. Accidentally I have become a writer and speaker on law libraries and other information issues. The impulse to hear a speaker stems from…
  • Jun 13

    Librarian as consultant

    Librarian as consultant
    IT is an industry that sees a fair amount of consulting work. As the library and information science field changes, perhaps there will be more librarians working as consultants too. I worked in such a capacity last year. It was a long held…
Rank this Week: 1760

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: 1835

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/
  • Nov 18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/17
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html Upstate Citizens for Equality, Inc. v. United States (Land into Trust) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
  • Nov 8

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/08

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/08
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petitions were filed in Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell (Federal Acknowledgment Process) and in Citizens Against Reservation Shopping v. Jewell (Land into Trust;…
  • Oct 24

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/24

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/24
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html The Tribal Supreme Court Update Memoranda of September 21, 2016, is available at the Tribal Supreme Court Project website.Petition for Certiorari was…
Rank this Week: 1870

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Nov 14

    Teaching Students That Judge Judy Is Not a Supreme Court Justice (NYT)

    Teaching Students That Judge Judy Is Not a Supreme Court Justice (NYT)
    It’s not new news that most U.S.-born American citizens who’ve been through and even graduated from our educational institutions could not pass the Naturalization Test with anything close to barely-passing scores on the first…
  • Nov 7

    Fabulous Fabio and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge “Militia” Jury (Oregonian)

    Fabulous Fabio and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge “Militia” Jury (Oregonian)
    Still wondering about the jury verdict in the Bundy et al Malheur Militia case? This Oregonian article explains a lot. (You’ll  need to do some more homework to explain it all – or most of it, including, among other things,…
  • Oct 31

    Colorado Challenges Oregon to a Universal Health Care Coverage Contest

    Colorado Challenges Oregon to a Universal Health Care Coverage Contest
    “Universal Health Care Advocate T.R. Reid on Health Care around the World and in Oregon,” at KBOO (also recorded). ‘…. Reid’s work on the book “The Healing of America” was the basis for a popular PBS…
Rank this Week: 2018

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Nov 8

    Tyson Foods and Statistical Adjudication

    Tyson Foods and Statistical Adjudication
    This past Supreme Court Term included several closely-watched cases.  One of the most studied was Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, in which the Court identified at least one area of class action litigation where using statistical evidence…
  • Nov 8

    Tyson Foods and Statistical Adjudication

    Tyson Foods and Statistical Adjudication
    This past Supreme Court Term included several closely-watched cases.  One of the most studied was Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, in which the Court identified at least one area of class action litigation where using statistical evidence…
  • Nov 2

    Due Process Arguments and State Court Class Action

    Due Process Arguments and State Court Class Action
    Many class-action commentators (including this blog) spend much of their time focusing on class action in federal courts: what caselaw controls, what arguments tend to work.  They spend far less time on what happens to those defendants…
Rank this Week: 2087

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Breakfast Bytes | Law Commons, Tuesday Nov. 1st, 10am - 11:30am

    Breakfast Bytes | Law Commons, Tuesday Nov. 1st, 10am - 11:30am
    Takk (own work), [CC-BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia CommonsJoin the Law Library in the Law Commons tomorrow at 10am for a quick Breakfast Bytes tech demo to help you hone your lawyerly skills!This…
  • Oct 24

    Breakfast Bytes | Law Commons, Tuesday Oct. 25th, 10am - 11:30am

    Breakfast Bytes | Law Commons, Tuesday Oct. 25th, 10am - 11:30am
    Takk (own work), [CC-BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia CommonsJoin the Law Library in the Law Commons tomorrow at 10am for a quick Breakfast Bytes tech demo to help you hone your lawyerly skills!This…
  • Oct 17

    Breakfast Bytes | Law Commons, Tuesday Oct. 18th, 10am - 11:30am

    Breakfast Bytes | Law Commons, Tuesday Oct. 18th, 10am - 11:30am
    Takk (own work), [CC-BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia CommonsJoin the Law Library in the Law Commons tomorrow at 10am for a quick Breakfast Bytes tech demo to help you hone your lawyerly skills!Is…
Rank this Week: 1773

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Battling Overconfidence in Law Student

    Battling Overconfidence in Law Student
    Because of the Google-like interfaces of most major databases, the students I work with often approach the database like they are looking for an answer to a question in Google. They open up Westlaw, search for something like: motion to…
  • Oct 10

    Facebook for WorkAre we about to see a…

    Facebook for WorkAre we about to see a tidal wave of people start using Workplace, the new "Facebook" for work? That seems to be the question as Facebook releases its new product Workplace today. Previously Workplace has been in beta, but…
  • Aug 12

    Proposed Rules Amendments are Published for Public Comment

    Proposed Rules Amendments are Published for Public Comment
    On August 12, 2016, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules published proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the…
Rank this Week: 1707

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Oct 11

    A Berkeley law journal dumps the Bluebook

    A Berkeley law journal dumps the Bluebook
    The Bluebook “impedes” the editors of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice’s ability to fulfill its mission to publish innovative, intersectional, and rigorous scholarship according to this announcement. So the…
  • May 19

    Elsevier acquires Social Science Research Network

    Elsevier acquires Social Science Research Network
    SSRN, the social science and humanities repository, has been acquired by Elsevier. Elsevier plans to leverage its Mendeley technology to enhance SSRN’s repository and online community. Mandeley is a free reference manager and academic…
  • May 9

    Baker & Hostetler licenses ROSS Intelligence’s AI product for bankruptcy matter

    Baker & Hostetler licenses ROSS Intelligence’s AI product for bankruptcy matter
    In what is reported to be ROSS Intelligence’s first BigLaw client, Baker & Hostetler has licensed ROSS for use by its Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights team. Here’s the joint press release. — Joe
Rank this Week: 2134

Law Dawg Blawg

Law Dawg Blawg

Features research tips, library announcements, news and links of interest. By the law librarians of Southern Illinois University.

http://lawdawglib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1876

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

Legal research tips & musings. By the Coleman Karesh Law Library.

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Jan 7

    “Who Knew?!” Department

    “Who Knew?!” Department
    A word to the wise:  if you burgle a business and come and go through a snow-covered roof, you can expect to create enough reasonable suspicion to allow the police to follow the footprints to where you are located.  The case is…
  • Dec 15

    Happy Bill of Rights Day!

    Happy Bill of Rights Day!
    Today, we are celebrating the anniversary of the Bill of Rights!   Ratified on December 15, 1791, it lays out some of the key freedoms we enjoy.   As President Obama’s 2015 Bill of Rights Day Proclamation states,…
  • Nov 10

    Five Study Aids To Help You Get Through Exam

    Five Study Aids To Help You Get Through Exam
    It’s that time of year!  Fall break is over, final memos are due soon, and exams are imminent! The library has a large collection of study aids just waiting to help you prepare for exams. So how can you get ready for the end…
Rank this Week: 1910

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Guide to Blood Alcohol Testing in Arizona

    Guide to Blood Alcohol Testing in Arizona
    Stem client Lawrence Koplow recently published this comprehensive guide to blood alcohol testing in Arizona. The guide includes extensive explanations and images of the processes and equipment used to test blood alcohol levels in suspected…
  • Sep 18

    Rebounding from a Job Loss After Injury

    Rebounding from a Job Loss After Injury
    Stem client Frank Van Dyke has a new website, and with it, a new blog. One of the first posts is on how to respond to a job loss when you've been in an accident.Injury law blogging is tough to do well. Lots of lawyers finish their posts with…
  • Jul 10

    How To Find All* The Categories on a Google+ Business Page

    How To Find All* The Categories on a Google+ Business Page
    via Whitespark.
Rank this Week: 1886

Virginia Mattingly's blog

Virginia Mattingly's blog

Professor at Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

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

    2015 Kentucky Legislative Update

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

    2014 Kentucky Legislative Update

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

    Computers for Girl

    Computers for Girl
    During the first two weeks of August 2013, I'll be volunteering with the World Computer Exchange (WCE) as part of their eCorps Liberia technology training team travelling to Monrovia. I and other members of this team will assist with…
Rank this Week: 2143

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/
  • Jan 6

    UW Law Library Website and WisBlawg Redesign

    UW Law Library Website and WisBlawg Redesign
    Within the next week, the UW Law Library will be introducing a new website redesign. The new site features a slimmed-down look and a more user friendly design - we hope! Here's a sneak preview. In conjunction with the new library…
  • Dec 10

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie
    Looking for a legal dictionary for your mobile device? Law Technology News has a good review of apps for both the legal professional and the non-lawyer. Apps are available in both iOS and Android and range from free to $55. Here's a sneak…
  • Nov 6

    Water Law in Wisconsin

    Water Law in Wisconsin
    My colleague, Jenny Zook, has written a great piece on Water Law in Wisconsin for the latest Inside Track from the State Bar of Wisconsin. Here's the abstract:The Great Lakes Region, at about 20 percent the world's surface fresh water,…
Rank this Week: 1749

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/
  • Oct 21

    Prizmo

    Prizmo
    Prizmo is a scanning app for iPhone and iPad. It can export in multiple formats and even OCR a scan. Read more about it here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Oct 13

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS
    This US Department of Justice app allows for a quick and easy way to find law student interships and attorney jobs too. It's available for iOS now and coming for Android. You can find it here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Oct 2

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8
    iOS 8 has some cool new features, check them out here. Posted by Jon Lutz
Rank this Week: 1883

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Aug 22

    Interesting Things of the Week #201

    Interesting Things of the Week #201
    SmartyPins – google maps + trivia game  A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL What if your library website…
  • Aug 22

    Interesting Things of the Week #201

    Interesting Things of the Week #201
    SmartyPins – google maps + trivia game  A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL What if your library website…
  • Jun 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #200

    Interesting Things of the Week #200
    How to conduct library website usability studies for free – some useful resources and tips Poetry Archive – poems read by their authors (or celebs) 12 Quotes From Roald Dahl for Book Lovers What type of library user are…
Rank this Week: 1904

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://prodtest.courthouselibrary.ca/training/stream.aspx
  • Apr 22

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act
    In theory, it should not be a momentous task to find out if an Act is in force, but sometimes it really is.   If we resolve a particularly complicated piece of legislation, we know that there are others out there who may have…
  • Apr 15

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too
    As so much of our world shifted to digital over the last two decades, law has been something of a hold out. When it comes to legal information, the “authoritativeness” of print has been slower to fade. Lawyers, as a profession,…
  • Mar 20

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
Rank this Week: 1687

Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

Focuses on trial advocacy. From Temple University's Beasley School of Law.

http://indexhtml.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 11

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat
    Copyright 2014 Great Falls TribuneAll Rights ReservedGreat Falls Tribune (Montana)March 9, 2014 Sunday1 EditionSECTION: A; Pg. 1LENGTH: 1677 wordsHEADLINE: 15 vie for vacant state Supreme Court seatBYLINE: By, John S.…
  • Nov 21

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law
    Once classmates, now law partners, attorneys Samuel H. Pond and Jerry M. Lehocky have found a way to give back to the institution that launched their highly successful careers in law. The two partners at Philadelphia-based Pond Lehocky Stern…
  • Nov 14

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
Rank this Week: 1866

l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the…

l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the usd research satellite

Covers the legal research center, legal news and legal research resources. By John Adkins.

http://lrc-orbit.typepad.com/lrc/
  • Nov 4

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest
    Check out this year's entries in ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest and vote for your favorite! Here's a sampling: [JML]
  • Nov 1

    LRC October Trivia Winner!

    LRC October Trivia Winner!
    Congratulations to our September trivia winner Katie Lepore! Question: The University of San Diego School of Law was founded in 1954. What was the original name of the building now known as Warren Hall? Answer: Thomas More Hall Stop by...
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!
Rank this Week: 1705