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Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 623

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?
    What makes lawyers happy? Apparently people want to know, because an article on that topic was the most downloaded paper on SSRN last week. You can read it yourself:Lawrence S. Krieger & Kennon M. Sheldon, What Makes Lawyers Happy?…
  • Mar 28

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?
    Kathryn Stanchi & Deirdre M. Bowen, This is Your Sword: How Damaging are Prior Convictions to Plaintiffs in Civil Trials?, 89 Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2412110: The conventional wisdom in law is that a…
  • Mar 28

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification
    A House bill promoting the notion that jurors can ignore Alaska's criminal code and let a lawbreaking defendant off the hook had a brief hearing Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee, then was held for later. The bill, fostering "jury…
Rank this Week: 654

Biddleblog

Biddleblog

Shares the latest news and events at Biddle and legal research tips. By the librarians of the Biddle Law Library and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/library/
  • Mar 19

    Extra! Extra! NYTimes.com Access for Penn Law!

    Extra! Extra! NYTimes.com Access for Penn Law!
    Penn Law faculty, current students, and staff now have online access to the New York Times at NYTimes.com and through smartphone apps. Registration is required.
  • Mar 12

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review
    A look at the Penn Law Archives collection of the oldest continuously published law journal in the United States…
  • Mar 5

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014
    Biddle Law Library continues to acquire new print and electronic titles.Take a look at our recent acquisitions!
Rank this Week: 650

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

http://wyolawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Summary 2014 WY 50

    Summary 2014 WY 50
    Summary of Decision April 17, 2014Justice Burke delivered the opinion for the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: RONALD S. KAMMERER, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0070URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the…
  • Apr 17

    Summary 2014 WY 49

    Summary 2014 WY 49
    Summary of Decision April 17, 2014Justice Burke delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed and Remanded.Case Name: AUSTON DAVIS COY v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0136URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from…
  • Apr 11

    Summary 2014 WY 48

    Summary 2014 WY 48
    Summary of Decision April 11, 2014Chief Justice Kite delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed and Remanded.Case Name: MARIAN I. ERDELYI v. BRADLEY T. LOTTDocket Number: S-13-0116URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal…
Rank this Week: 713

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 707

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Apr 18

    Check it Out: Justice for Sale

    Check it Out: Justice for Sale
    Justice for Sale follows a courageous Congolese human rights lawyer Claudine Tsongo in her struggle against injustice and widespread impunity in the Congo. In Claudine’s journey to obtain justice, she uncovers a system where the…
  • Apr 17

    Today in Legal History: Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Today in Legal History: Bay of Pigs Invasion
    On April 17, 1961, a CIA-backed group of Cuban refugees tried to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. As soon as the party landed, they were met with resistance from Castro’s forces, and promised US air support never materialized. Of the…
  • Apr 16

    Library Artwork: “Aspiration” and “Contemplation”: The Colors and Shapes of Jacob Lawrence

    Library Artwork: “Aspiration” and “Contemplation”: The Colors and Shapes of Jacob Lawrence
    One of the most celebrated African-American artists of the twentieth century, Jacob Lawrence, was born in 1917 in Atlantic City. His parents divorced early in his childhood and he eventually joined his mother in Harlem. He took an immediate…
Rank this Week: 756

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: 738

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 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…
  • Feb 28

    Glenn Veale: Formal settlement offer revoked by newer "informal" offer

    Glenn Veale: Formal settlement offer revoked by newer "informal" offer
    As counsel, are you confident in knowing when an offer to settle is no longer on the table? What conduct by one or the other party will be enough to revoke it? Although Rule 9-1(8) of the British Columbia Supreme Court Civil Rules states that…
Rank this Week: 772

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Mar 30

    Nimmer on infringement 2.0

    Nimmer on infringement 2.0
    I was reminded once again of Mark Twain’s comment — “Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet” — as I listened to Professor David Nimmer deliver the annual Frey…
  • Mar 27

    Attacking academic value

    Attacking academic value
    A new thing started happening here at Duke this week; we began getting inquiries from some faculty authors about how to obtain a formal waiver of our faculty open access policy.  We have had that policy in place for over three years, but…
  • Mar 18

    More than meets the eye

    More than meets the eye
    When I first saw the story about the conflict between the Social Science History Association (SSHA) and Duke University Press (DUP), I thought I had best not comment about it. But since then a number of my colleagues have gotten in touch with…
Rank this Week: 801

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    American Health Line

    American Health Line
    Founded in 1992, American Health Line is a subscription database that is available to all Hofstra-affiliated users. American Health Line offers up-to-date information about health care politics and health care reform, as well as…
  • Apr 13

    Online Resources: Export Reference Library (BNA)

    Online Resources: Export Reference Library (BNA)
    If you are interested in a publication that offers coverage of current laws, regulations, policies, and forms relating to exports, take a look at BNA's Export Reference Library. It provides access to country profiles, trade blocs, exporting…
  • Apr 12

    Heartbleed Bug: Passwords to Change

    Heartbleed Bug: Passwords to Change
    This week an email security bulletin from Hofstra University Information Technology focused on the "Heartbleed" bug, a serious bug in the Open SSL software used to secure many popular sites including social media, online banking, email, and…
Rank this Week: 822

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Apr 17

    Tech Thursday: Portable Battery Charger

    Tech Thursday: Portable Battery Charger
    Don't you just hate it when your phone dies? Until they invent a battery that lasts forever, we're all at the mercy of our battery. Well, there is hope. The portable battery charger! Stewart Wolpin gives us his choice of...
  • Apr 10

    Tech Thursday: The Heartbleed Security Hole

    Tech Thursday: The Heartbleed Security Hole
    A security bulletin was recently announced that affects many servers that use a form of encryption known as OpenSSL. The problem is being called "Heartbleed". Gail Sullivan of The Washington Post writes in her article "Heartbleed: What you…
  • Apr 3

    Tech Thursday: Searching With Google

    Tech Thursday: Searching With Google
    Ever wonder why your Google searches come up empty or with the wrong information? Suzanne Kantra's article "11 Google Search Tips Everyone Should Know" gives you some great tips on how to refine your searches. You can read her article...
Rank this Week: 897

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: 906

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Apr 3

    Researching Delaware criminal sentencing

    Researching Delaware criminal sentencing
    Here’s a quick list of sources for researching Delaware criminal sentences. Title 11, chapter 5 of the Delaware Code defines crimes in Delaware and gives the classification of each crime. Title 11 chapter 42 of the Delaware Code…
  • Mar 31

    The old razzle dazzle and other licensed amusement

    The old razzle dazzle and other licensed amusement
    While doing some research on a more serious topic, I happened to notice an index entry in the 1915 Delaware Code: “Razzle-dazzle keepers, license of.” What exactly was a razzle-dazzle keeper and why did it require a license? The…
  • Mar 4

    Law library spring break hour

    Law library spring break hour
    This week the Delaware campus law library is on shorter hours for Spring Break. February 28     8 AM to 8 PM March 1              9 AM to 5 PM March 2  …
Rank this Week: 939

Paul L. Boley Law Library

Paul L. Boley Law Library

Features library updates. From the Lewis & Clark Law School.

https://law.lclark.edu/library/
Rank this Week: 937

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: 1046

Law Library of Congress: Global…

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor

Covers legal news and developments worldwide. By the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/
  • Nov 19

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change
    Communications and electronic information - On November 13, 2012, the United Arab Emirates amended Federal Law 2-2006 on electronic crimes. The amended legislation includes provisions that punish anyone convicted of using digital means to…
  • Nov 15

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law
    Family - France's Council of Ministers (Conseil des Ministres, Cabinet) approved a draft law on November 7, 2012, that legalizes marriage for same-sex couples. The proposal gives such couples the rights usually assigned to marriage, as... The…
  • Nov 9

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law
    Taxation - On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers…
Rank this Week: 1062

The Gavel

The Gavel

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

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Apr 18

    Thanks for Celebrating National Library Week!

    Thanks for Celebrating National Library Week!
    Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate National Library Week this year! The prize winners are:Guess Who: Mark AutenM&Ms Contest: April CoffinLegal Movie and TV Trivia: Kyle Domnick, Jodi Childers, Alyssa Novak, Amanda…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 1155

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: 1087

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: 1159

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

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

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

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved
    James Ming Chen, An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved, 2014 Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2387998 or http://bit.ly/SeedIsNotSaved, and to be…
  • Mar 19

    Flagging prospect theory

    Flagging prospect theory
    James Ming Chen, Flagging Prospect Theory, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2216916 or http://bit.ly/FlaggingProspectTheory: The basic tenets of prospect theory, a bedrock principle of behavioral economics, can be illustrated by what…
  • Mar 7

    Louis Fisher, The Law of the Executive Branch: Presidential Power

    Louis Fisher, The Law of the Executive Branch: Presidential Power
    Oxford University Press has kindly added a new item to the Jurisdynamics Network's bookshelf: Louis Fisher, The Law of the Executive Branch Presidential Power, part of the new series, Oxford Commentaries on American Law. A description of…
Rank this Week: 1082

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Mar 13

    AR in the Classroom and Library

    AR in the Classroom and Library
    At the beginning of the school year, my daughter’s first grade teacher asked her to bring in her favorite book.  She chose Mo Willems’ Are You Ready to Play Outside?  (It’s a fantastic book if you ever get the…
  • Oct 25

    Fun with Slide

    Fun with Slide
    It's a known fact that when you're having more fun making your presentations, they are more fun to view (right?). Powerpoint and Keynote are powerful tools, but may not be ideal for all situations (and they're costly). Fortunately, there are…
  • Oct 17

    The Law School Ed Tech Blog return

    The Law School Ed Tech Blog return
    The Law School Ed Tech Blog has started up again with two new posts. The blog focuses on educational technology issues in law schools. Contributors include educational technologists and librarians from law schools around the country.In…
Rank this Week: 1153

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 15

    Legal Writing: How Many Spaces After a Period? Follow-Up

    Legal Writing: How Many Spaces After a Period? Follow-Up
    To follow up on our earlier post, titled Legal Writing: How Many Spaces After a Period?, Daily Writing Tips blog outlines the historical perspective of this question in its newest blog post, One or Two Spaces After a Period?, written by Maeve…
  • Apr 11

    Congratulations to the Pace 2014 Estrella Trial Advocacy Team!

    Congratulations to the Pace 2014 Estrella Trial Advocacy Team!
    Our Congratulations go to the Pace 2014 Estrella Trial Advocacy Team that advanced to semi-final round and placed third overall. The second annual Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition (ETAC) was held on April 5-6, 2014 in Old San Juan,…
  • Apr 9

    Congratulations to the Pace First Voir Dire Team!

    Congratulations to the Pace First Voir Dire Team!
    Our Congratulations go to the First Pace Voir Dire Team that placed fifth overall at the Kansas City Show Me Challenge National Voir Dire Tournament and brought home Outstanding Voir Dire Award!  On April 4-6, 2014, Jon Panico (3L),…
Rank this Week: 1281

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law…

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law Library Blog

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

http://www.law.indiana.edu/lawlibrary/blawg
  • Apr 2

    Jumpstart Returns!

    Jumpstart Returns!
    The extremely popular Jumpstart research program returns to the Law Library. Jumpstart sessions will be available April 8th-April 17th. The program, designed by the reference librarians, will again work towards preparing law students for…
  • Apr 1

    Bieber Fever Hits Maurer!!!

    Bieber Fever Hits Maurer!!!
    This news just in! Justin Bieber has confirmed he will be hosting today’s Singing For Summer Salaries fundraiser at noon! When asked if he had demanded a cut of the donations to fight permanent deportation to Canada, Bieber muttered,…
  • Mar 10

    One in a Million: The Law Library Digital Repository

    One in a Million: The Law Library Digital Repository
    You may have heard that last week our digital repository hit it’s millionth download.  For a law school repository that’s only two and a half years old, that’s pretty impressive.  But this may also have you…
Rank this Week: 1285

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/
  • Apr 16

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad
    iPhone J.D. has an excellent review on the new Microsoft Word for iPad app. Read it here. Download the app here. The app is free for viewing files, but you'll need a Microsoft 365 Office account to edit files, which...
  • Apr 1

    Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle

    Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle
    From Law Technology News is the article Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle. After long litigation they have settled a massive copyright dispute. The impact will have a profound impact on the Internet and digital media. Posted…
  • Mar 24

    Heroic Lawyering

    Heroic Lawyering
    Download Rocket Matter's Heroic Lawyering here. Topics covered includes, Practice Management, Productivity, Marketing and Work - Life Balance. Posted by Jon Lutz
Rank this Week: 1395

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 1367

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: 1531

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: 1448

Law Bod Blog

Law Bod Blog

News and chat from the Bodleian Law Library at Oxford University.

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

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!
    You can now find us at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/lawbod/, the new home of Bodleian Libraries blogs.  If you follow us by RSS, or through our Twitter, Facebook and website updates you don’t need to do anything – all these…
  • Apr 4

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014
    Please note that, due to an electrical shutdown for the entire St Cross Building from 6.30am to 10am on Tuesday 8 April,  the Bodleian Law Library will not open until 10am. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.    
  • Mar 28

    Flowers for Mothers’ Day

    Flowers for Mothers’ Day
    With Mothering Sunday this weekend, I thought it would be nice to take a quick walk through some of the traditional gifts for the day. Sadly I couldn’t find any legal references to Simnel Cake, though I’d had hopes for IP-related…
Rank this Week: 1444

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: 1455

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 1504

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1443

Jason the Content Librarian

Jason the Content Librarian

Covers technology, libraries, and the Internet. By Jason Eiseman.

http://www.jasoneiseman.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie
    ReadWriteWeb is reporting that “Internet Archive Partners With 150 Libraries to Launch an E-Book Lending Program.”
  • Feb 17

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian
    Following up on my post yesterday, I have been thinking for awhile about adding more video to this blog. The problem is getting the motivation during busy work times to create the content can be difficult. However, I think I’ve come up with…
  • Feb 16

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord
    Everyone is busy imagining why the IBM computer Watson is so important to their own industry. Robert C. Weber writes in the National Law Journal about how great it will be when computers like Watson can perform legal research on their own.
Rank this Week: 1431

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Apr 18

    Law Library Holiday Hour

    Law Library Holiday Hour
    The Law Library will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.  The Library will re-open on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 a.m.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1650

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/
  • Apr 17

    Count Your Bitcoins!

    Count Your Bitcoins!
    Do you have any virtual currency in your wallet?  Treasury Notice 2014-12, titled Virtual Currency Guidance, was issued by the I.R.S. on April 14, 2014. The document is in the format of questions and answers; it provides background on…
  • Apr 11

    Legal Implications of the Heartbleed Bug

    Legal Implications of the Heartbleed Bug
    Reporting Requirements: State and federal law require reporting "data breaches" in many circumstances, particularly in the health care and banking arenas.  For example, HIPPA requires covered entities to provide notification for a…
  • Apr 9

    Working on a research paper?

    Working on a research paper?
    Here are a few basic tips for researching a paper:  1.  Use periodical indexes: These aren't as scary as they sound. When you search law review articles on Westlaw and Lexis, you're doing what's called a full-text search. This…
Rank this Week: 1647

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    linkGrosjean v. American Press Co. [1936]A…

    linkGrosjean v. American Press Co. [1936]A newspaper corporation has a 1st Amendment liberty right tofreedom of speech that would be applied to the states throughthe 14th Amendment. The Court ruled that the corporation wasfree to sell…
  • Apr 16

    link The state of facts existing at…

    link The state of facts existing at the time of the formation of the Constitution forbids the supposition that the commerce of corporations was excluded. From the time when commerce began to revive in the middle ages, corporations had…
  • Apr 7

    Tactics of the Enemy: A Biblical Study of Proverbs 7 | Truth Or Tradition?

    Tactics of the Enemy: A Biblical Study of Proverbs 7 | Truth Or Tradition?
    Tactics of the Enemy: A Biblical Study of Proverbs 7 | Truth Or Tradition?: "Tactics of the Enemy: A Biblical Study of Proverbs 7"'via Blog this'link
Rank this Week: 1649

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 16

    Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources: April 2014 Update

    Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources: April 2014 Update
    We have updated our Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources guide. We have expanded its reach beyond the Portland-metro area so new resources may be added – and you are welcome to suggest additions. Link to the PDF or link…
  • Apr 10

    Updated (2014) Oregon & Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources Guide

    Updated (2014) Oregon & Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources Guide
    Direct link to a PDF of the guide: OREGON AND PORTLAND METRO-AREA LEGAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES You can also link to the guide from our Document Index, under “Oregon and Portland Metro ...“: Additions and corrections to the guide are…
  • Apr 10

    Marijuana Workshop for Oregon (WA & CA) Local Governments: May 1, 2014

    Marijuana Workshop for Oregon (WA & CA) Local Governments: May 1, 2014
    On Thursday, May 1, 2014, The League of Oregon Cities is presenting a marijuana workshop for local governments: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • DoubleTree by Hilton Portland (Lloyd Center) • Learn what’s happening in Oregon…
Rank this Week: 1749

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: 1607

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: 1710

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: 1656

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: 1653

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Apr 4

    Interesting Things of the Week #196

    Interesting Things of the Week #196
    The Expert – video. Depressingly familiar. Internet Archive’s new TV News Archive The Million Dollar Homepage still exists, but 22% of it has rotted away A Tour of the British Isles in accents – video 12 Ways to use Duct…
  • Mar 31

    Interesting Things of the Week #195

    Interesting Things of the Week #195
    Automatic love – why Librarians should learn scripting  35 Things You Should Never Say to a Book Lover From the people who brought you floors What fuels a Tweet’s engagement? Open Access Maps at NY Public Library Wellcome…
  • Mar 14

    Interesting Things of the Week #194

    Interesting Things of the Week #194
    TNT Eyeing ‘The Librarian’ TV Series Analysis: When was the Web really invented? 8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ 30th Anniversary…
Rank this Week: 1676

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
Rank this Week: 1634

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/
  • Mar 21

    Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Work

    Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Work
    (by Peter Hirtle) On 10-11 March, the Copyright Office sponsored a roundtable on the problem of orphan works: works protected by copyright whose authors cannot be located. I didn't attend, but you can find summaries of the discussion here,…
  • Nov 3

    Sharing Archival Collections in the 21st Century: Legal Issue

    Sharing Archival Collections in the 21st Century: Legal Issue
    Key Resources for Nov 4, 2013 Workshop Is it still in copyright? Stanford Copyright & Fair Use site http://fairuse.stanford.edu/charts-and-tools/ links to Peter Hirtle chart, Stanford copyright renewal database, Digital Image Rights…
  • Oct 27

    Notes from an Accidental Advocate for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)

    Notes from an Accidental Advocate for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)
    by Susan Nevelow Mart By way of introduction, you might wonder: what is the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)? UELMA was approved in July 2011 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (now the Uniform…
Rank this Week: 1718

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

Features questions and answers about how the law affects homeless life. By Linda Tashbook.

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Can shelters require you to take a drug test?

    Can shelters require you to take a drug test?
    Privately operated shelters are generally allowed to limit their populations in ways that might surprise you: They can allow people of just one gender to stay there. They can exclude children. They can exclude drug users. If the shelter is…
  • Jul 17

    How can homeless advocates get laws to change?

    How can homeless advocates get laws to change?
    There are several components to getting laws changed so that public services can better include homeless people and so that the government can better protect homeless people.
  • May 31

    When is it legal to take stuff from the trash?

    When is it legal to take stuff from the trash?
    **** The information written here is not legal advice and the author of this blog is not your lawyer.  These posts merely contain ideas to help you plan and organize your legal research and identify potentially helpful sources of law.…
Rank this Week: 1624

Carolina Blawg

Carolina Blawg

By the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library.

http://blogs.law.unc.edu/library/
  • Oct 31

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  • Jun 22

    eBooks in the Law Library

    eBooks in the Law Library
    There are many eBooks in the campus libraries about law. Try doing an advanced search and specify format = eBook. Here are the results of a search for subject=law and format=eBook.
  • Jun 8

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline has added the American Series of Foreign Penal Codes to is Foreign and International Law Resources database. The newly added 32 volumes provide "accurate English translations of important Penal Codes of foreign countries." Each…
Rank this Week: 1778