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ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • 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…
  • Sep 2

    Pew Research Study on American Reading Habit

    Pew Research Study on American Reading Habit
    Librarians think about readers' format preferences (print, ebook, audiobook) a lot. We want to be sure that the library materials we purchase are in a format that works for our patrons. The latest Pew Research Center survey of Americans'…
Rank this Week: 991

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/
  • Sep 6

    The Cleveland Law Library's Open House is This Friday, 9/9/16-Special Noon Program on 'Green' Working and Living

    The Cleveland Law Library's Open House is This Friday, 9/9/16-Special Noon Program on 'Green' Working and Living
    The Cleveland Law Library is hosting its annual Open House this Friday from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Staff will provide tours of our facility and provide information about our services, collections and databases. Everyone who stops by will have a…
  • Aug 25

    Librarians are the "Human Google"

    Librarians are the "Human Google"
    A recent article and video from CBS News calls librarians at the New York Public Library the "human Google." The article points out that librarians are still a trusted source for finding accurate information, and they use both both private...
  • Jul 22

    Bookmyne - The CLEVNET Catalog App is now available at the Law Library

    Bookmyne - The CLEVNET Catalog App is now available at the Law Library
    The Cleveland Law Library catalog is now available for your mobile devices via BookMyne. For more information or to install the app, follow this link: https://www.clevnet.org/bookmyne
Rank this Week: 925

Out of the Jungle

Out of the Jungle

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

http://outofthejungle.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Hints on Job Interview

    Hints on Job Interview
    (with thanks to Nancy Scott Hanway, in an article “A Foot in the Door at a Small Liberal-Arts College” at p. A23, in the Dec. 19 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. I found many of her suggestions, tailored to applicants…
  • Dec 30

    Who put the damn wind up the doctors' offices?!

    Who put the damn wind up the doctors' offices?!
    Have your doctors' offices gotten on the bandwagon yet? There is this new trend to have Patient Gateways. The gateway keeps increasing its security. Now, it's like trying to get into Fort Knox. 2-factor security, where I have to include not…
  • Dec 9

    Google Master Class MOOC

    Google Master Class MOOC
    A while ago, Marie posted here about teaching her students better Google searching skills. I was looking at what Google makes available and was thrilled to locate the excellent MOOC they developed on Power Searching and Advanced Power…
Rank this Week: 1048

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

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

http://cincinnatilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Visit our new blog site!

    Visit our new blog site!
    The Hamilton County Law Library is happy to announce the launch of our new website!  Beginning this week, all blog posts will now be posted exclusively to the blog page on the new site. Please feel free to visit us there. The URL for the…
  • Jan 2

    Judge Spiegel, remembered

    Judge Spiegel, remembered
    U.S. District Judge Arthur Spiegel died on Wednesday at the age of 94. Spiegel had served on the court since 1980 when he was appointed by President Jimmy Carter. He presided over such high profile matters as the Cincinnati anti-gay rights…
  • Dec 31

    Top legal news of 2014

    Top legal news of 2014
    In honor of New Year's Eve and in order to reflect on events of this past year we offer you a round-up of top legal news lists from various sources on the web. Happy New Year, everyone! Westlaw Legal Solutions Blog has published the Top 20…
Rank this Week: 956

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: 895

The Reporter

The Reporter

Covers legal research. By the Texas Tech Law Library.

https://texastechlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 29

    Helpful Resources for Student

    Helpful Resources for Student
    Late September, early October is when 1L students start realizing that the law school workload is unquestionably intense, and the …Continue reading →
  • Sep 27

    ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct: What is it?

    ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct: What is it?
    This is the first post in a four-part series spotlighting the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct. Bloomberg BNA’s ABA …Continue reading →
  • Sep 22

    Bloomberg BNA U.S. Law Week Featured Spotlight: On the Merits Blog

    Bloomberg BNA U.S. Law Week Featured Spotlight: On the Merits Blog
    Bloomberg BNA U.S. Law Week: On the Merits Blog This the final post in a four part series spotlighting Bloomberg …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1077

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Sep 28

    Need Help with your Studies? Try our Study Aids!

    Need Help with your Studies? Try our Study Aids!
    Study aids can clarify confusing concepts and even provide practice questions for your review. A variety of study aids are available and the best one to use depends on your course and individual study habits. Most of these books can be found…
  • Sep 25

    Banned Books Week

    Banned Books Week
    The end of September brings us Banned Books week, dedicated to celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of free speech.   To learn more about this topic, visit the American Library Association’s online resources on…
  • Sep 21

    Need a Congressional Document or Legislative History?

    Need a Congressional Document or Legislative History?
    While most students thinks they can find any legal document on Lexis or Westlaw, we have a specialized database for Congressional material, called ProQuest Congressional. Whether you are looking for a House Report from the 1930s or a…
Rank this Week: 1329

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Sep 20

    I’m On Campus and I Want Food!

    I’m On Campus and I Want Food!
    Now that you are a month into the semester, you might be looking for some new dining options. You’re studying hard, spending long hours on campus, the student organization kick-offs that provide free food are dwindling, and you may be…
  • Sep 14

    Event Management System: A New Way to Host Event

    Event Management System: A New Way to Host Event
    by Veselin Simonov If you are not a part of a student organization or club – then what are you waiting for?! The College of Law has over 25 different student organizations and one of them will surely catch your eye! From constitutional…
  • Sep 8

    Tips for Tackling Your First Semester of Law School

    Tips for Tackling Your First Semester of Law School
    By Colleen Hampton The first semester of the 2016-17 school year is underway and the building is buzzing with a special kind of caffeine-induced energy.  It’s the energy that comes with a fresh crop of 1L’s. Welcome to this…
Rank this Week: 1070

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

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

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    Typography and Law

    Typography and Law
    Slaw has an interesting post titled "Typography and Legal Information" that talks about how law looks - i.e. how font style and size affects readability. Apparently the typography and style used for the Canadian statutes online was changed…
  • Sep 11

    9/11 Commemoration Digital Collection

    9/11 Commemoration Digital Collection
    To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Center for Homeland Defense and Security has assembled a digital collection to honor those who lost their lives, remember important lessons learned, recognize progress in…
  • Sep 10

    HeinOnline adds UNC Press publication

    HeinOnline adds UNC Press publication
    HeinOnline has announced that they recently added over 120 titles from the University of North Carolina Press to their online collection - at no additional cost. The announcement says "The UNC Press has a national and international reputation…
Rank this Week: 1179

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for August 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for August 2016
    Here are the latest annotations to be added to Quickscribe 2.0:  Paul Wilson, Fasken Martineau LLP -- Petroleum And Natural Gas Act, Petroleum And Natural Gas Act Regulation Stan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP -- WESA Richard Bereti,…
  • Aug 3

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for July 2016

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for July 2016
    Just one new Quickscribe 2.0 annotation to share for July: Paul Wilson, Fasken Martineau LLP – Petroleum And Natural Gas ActGrab your free trial of Quickscribe 2.0 today -- it's an easy and effective way to research, track and…
  • Jul 5

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2016
    Just a short update to highlight the legislation that received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 in June:Health Professions Act -- OnPoint Legal Research Corporation Community Charter  -- Michael Hargraves, Stewart McDannold…
Rank this Week: 1348

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 10

    DALL's New Website & Membership…

    DALL's New Website & Membership RenewalWe invite you to head over to http://dallnet.org/ to see the new Dallas Association of Law Librarians' website.We’ve added a section called “DALL Research Corner”. We’re…
  • Jun 20

    21 CFR 803 displays "plain language" from 2005 to current

    21 CFR 803 displays "plain language" from 2005 to current
    Not many realize that in 2005, the FDA made a significant change in the language about Medical Devices. The  plain language was introduced in the Federal Register February 28, 2005. In essence, the language changed from "statutory" to…
Rank this Week: 1322

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: 1318

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: 1234

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/
  • Dec 17

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic
    James Ming Chen, Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economics, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2705196 or http://bit.ly/FablesReconstruction: Environmental economics provides an…
  • Nov 3

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior
    James Ming Chen, Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2683557 or http://bit.ly/MomentaryLapses: The conventional capital asset pricing model (CAPM) remains the preferred…
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
Rank this Week: 1062

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/
  • Sep 25

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing
    Justia has made the full docket of legal filings in the Happy Birthday case available for free online at https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2013cv04460/564772 The post Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket…
  • Dec 22

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat
    Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?”   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently.…
  • Nov 10

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
Rank this Week: 1305

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available
    Earlier this  year I was very pleased to contribute to the book Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global.The official description from the…
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 1199

Massachusetts Law Updates

Massachusetts Law Updates

From the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

http://masslawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course
    The SJC has issued new Rule 3:16: Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers. This rule is not effective until September 1, 2013, and applies only to attorneys admitted to the bar on or after that date.
  • Nov 29

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement
    In LaChance v. Commissioner of Correction, decided November 27, the SJC concluded that more procedural safeguards are required for inmates being held in segregated confinement for a significant period of time. The court said, in part:
  • Nov 28

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.
    http://bit.ly/WuyUky
Rank this Week: 1205

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/
  • Sep 30

    Finding the Person You Need for Court

    Finding the Person You Need for Court
    A frequent issue that arises for users of the court system is that of finding contact information of the parties they need for their court case. This could be the intended defendant that must be served, or a potential witness to be…
  • Sep 22

    Marshall F. Hurley (1908-1960)

    Marshall F. Hurley (1908-1960)
    Marshall Hurley was born on Feburary 13, 1908 in St. Paul, Minnesota. His father, Joseph “J.J.” Hurley was apparently one of the prominent undertakers of the St. Paul community of the time, and was elected to the Minnesota…
  • Sep 13

    Growing and Nurturing your Law Firm

    Growing and Nurturing your Law Firm
    As the Law Librarian returns from vacation, it is amazing to behold the recent legal news in our community.  Last weekend we learned of the passing of local legal icon and former Ramsey District Judge Larry…
Rank this Week: 1802

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/29
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition for certiorari was granted in Lewis v. Clarke (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) News Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmlWe…
  • Sep 26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/26
    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, the project's website.  News…
  • Sep 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/16
    U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlPoarch Band of Creek Indians v. Moore (Trust Lands - Real Property Taxation)Dakota Access, LLC v. Archambault (Temporary Restraining Order; Oil Pipeline…
Rank this Week: 1390

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Sep 29

    School of Law to host conversation with Alito

    School of Law to host conversation with Alito
    From UBNow: “The School of Law is hosting a visit to Buffalo by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. on Oct. 20. “In an appearance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center before an invitation-only audience, Alito will…
  • Sep 28

    Library open during Law School Fall Break

    Library open during Law School Fall Break
    Although there are no Law School classes during Fall Break, Thursday, Sept. 29-Friday, Sept. 30, the Law Library is open from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. both days. See also: Full schedule of Law Library hours Hours at other University Libraries Law…
  • Sep 26

    Upcoming event: Buddhist Law and State Law in Comparative Perspective International Conference

    Upcoming event: Buddhist Law and State Law in Comparative Perspective International Conference
    When: September 30 – October 1, 2016 Where: 509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus Contact: editor@buddhismandlaw.org Join us for a two-day conference that builds on the edited collection, Buddhism and Law: An Introduction (Cambridge,…
Rank this Week: 1600

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

Covers rare legal books. From the Boston College Law Library.

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Rare Book Room Traveling Show

    Rare Book Room Traveling Show
    I was happy to have the opportunity to visit Professor Mary Bilder's American Legal History class this past Friday. Professor Bilder introduced her students to the various categories of legal literature (case reports, statutory compilations,…
  • Sep 6

    New exhibit on the history of legal forms and formbook

    New exhibit on the history of legal forms and formbook
    I am happy to announce the opening of a new exhibit in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room for the fall semester. The exhibit is called "Don't Reinvent the Wheel: The History of Forms in Anglo-American Literature". Whether in print…
  • Jul 15

    A look at the "crime of poverty" through a new acquisition

    A look at the "crime of poverty" through a new acquisition
    Our previous post shed light on the legal dilemma of debtors in the early United States. The book on hand today tracks the development of bankruptcy law in Massachusetts up to the eve of the Civil War.This is the third edition of Joseph…
Rank this Week: 1557

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
  • Sep 26

    Recent Acquisitions, September 19 – September 26, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, September 19 – September 26, 2016
    40 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 30 from 2016: K 236 A33 2017 Popular culture and legal pluralism : narrative as law Routledge, 2017 218 pages ; 24 cm. K 434 P5 A33 2015 Plato : … Continue reading…
  • Sep 22

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw training
    Not sure how to use the new Lexis Advance Quicklaw effectively? The Library is offering Lexis Advance Quicklaw training next Monday, Sept. 26 from 12:30 PM. to 2:00 PM. in Room 2011. Here are some of the new features and functionality…
  • Sep 19

    Recent Acquisitions, September 12 – September 19, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, September 12 – September 19, 2016
    1 new acquisition in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Value added tax : a comparative approach Schenk, Alan, K 4573 S337 2015 Value added tax : a comparative approach Cambridge University Press, 2015 1 online resource (576 pages) : digital,…
Rank this Week: 1725

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 13

    VLA Council Meeting Highlights, Sept. 9, 2016.

    VLA Council Meeting Highlights, Sept. 9, 2016.
    ubmitted by Terry Long, VALL liaison to VLA·         Jobline has exceeded expectations, even though posting charge has increased; it has brought in $16,000 so far this…
  • Sep 8

    AALL 2016: Evolving with Efficiency

    AALL 2016: Evolving with Efficiency
    By Alison Hancock  Even though I have only been employed as a law librarian for two years, the theme of the AALL 2016 Annual Meeting, “Making It New Creating the Future,” strongly resonates with me.  The legal market,…
  • Aug 25

    AALL 2016: New ideas for legal research instruction

    AALL 2016: New ideas for legal research instruction
    by Jason Zarin As a recent transplant to Virginia and new member of VALL, I was very fortunate to receive a grant this year to attend the AALL annual meeting in Chicago. The reference librarians at the University of Richmond Law School are…
Rank this Week: 1598

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
  • Sep 4

    Google Kills Hangouts On Air

    Google Kills Hangouts On Air
    Google is apparently discontinuing the public "Hangouts On Air" feature. Hangouts On Air allowed users to broadcast a video stream (lecture, presentation, performance, or other event) and make it accessible to anyone with the URL. Public…
  • Sep 4

    Is Birthdatabase.com Gone Forever?

    Is Birthdatabase.com Gone Forever?
    One of our favorite unofficial sources for dates of birth, Birthdatabase.com, is currently unavailable. The site's URL redirects to the blog of an apparently defunct site called seeme.com.          …
  • Sep 4

    Google Introduces New Email Security Warning in Gmail

    Google Introduces New Email Security Warning in Gmail
    Google has introduced a new security warning system to flag potentially malicious incoming email messages in Google at Work's Gmail Inbox. This is in addition to Google's existing efforts to keep known "spam" out of users' Inboxes. Users…
Rank this Week: 1695

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/
  • Aug 29

    Law Library: News & Events: Constitution Day 2016

    Law Library: News & Events: Constitution Day 2016
    The Law Library of Congress will host a discussion on the rights of persons living with mental illness in the United States in commemoration of Constitution Day. The event will feature Dr. Robert Maman, MD, JD. He will address…
  • Aug 15

    Law Library: News & Events: Congress.gov Account Survey

    Law Library: News & Events: Congress.gov Account Survey
    The Law Library of Congress would like to know how you use your Congress.gov account (or why you might not have one) and what account features are important to you. Do you track legislation? Members? Please fill out this short survey to…
  • Jul 15

    Law Library: News & Events: National Archives and Law Library of Congress to Host Proposed Amendments Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

    Law Library: News & Events: National Archives and Law Library of Congress to Host Proposed Amendments Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
    The National Archives and the Law Library of Congress are hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon for the proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution on Friday, July 29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the National Archives in the Innovation Hub and…
Rank this Week: 1384

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: 1580

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Jul 26

    CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall

    CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall
    Lacy Rakestraw, Director of the St. Louis County Law Library, received a grant from CS-SIS that enabled her to attend this year’s AALL Annual Meeting and Conference. Here’s what she had to say about it: No trip to an…
  • Feb 19

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application
    CS-SIS Members are invited to apply for one of two annual AALL Meeting and Conference grants: AALL CS-SIS Grant for Students and New Librarians: The purpose of the AALL CS-SIS Grants Program for Students and New Librarians is to provide…
  • Feb 19

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application
    CS-SIS Members are invited to apply for one of two annual AALL Meeting and Conference grants:AALL CS-SIS Grant for Students and New Librarians: The purpose of the AALL CS-SIS Grants Program for Students and New Librarians is to provide…
Rank this Week: 1599

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: 1583

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Apr 7

    New Exhibit: The Written and Unwritten Constitutions of Canada

    New Exhibit: The Written and Unwritten Constitutions of Canada
    To complement the upcoming conference “Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution”, a new exhibit highlighting our print holdings on Canadian constitutional law is on display on L1 of the law…
  • Dec 14

    New exhibit: Yale Journal of International Law: Then and Now

    New exhibit: Yale Journal of International Law: Then and Now
    A new display highlighting the history of the Yale Journal of International law is mounted on L1 of the law library. The journal went through two name changes over the years since its inception in…
  • Mar 31

    New Exhibit: Detention on a Global Scale

    New Exhibit: Detention on a Global Scale
    The Yale Law School is hosting the combined Robert L.
Rank this Week: 1590

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Apr 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…
  • Mar 3

    Some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub

    Some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub
    Radical, as I like to remind folks, means to get to the root of an issue (same derivation as radish).  So when I say I am offering some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub and the controversy it has generated, I mean that I hope to use the…
Rank this Week: 1482

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

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

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1407

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

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

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!
    Carswell Ref Support has advised me that the text of the repealed Alberta Rules of Court, Alta Reg 390/68, is now available on WestlawNext Canada. This also means that the archived Fradsham's commentary of the old rules in Litigator includes…
  • Mar 18

    HeadStart 2015

    HeadStart 2015
    Information on the 2015 HeadStart program is now available. Check it out at under the HeadStart tab or at HeadStart 2015. Ana San Miguel
  • Dec 16

    eReference Library on ProView

    eReference Library on ProView
    Letting you know about a problem (hopefully temporary) with this product:  the pdf you 'create' in order to print from this product will NOT include the information within a footnote.  The footnotes are not connected to…
Rank this Week: 1596

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: 1560

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/
Rank this Week: 1565

Law Library News

Law Library News

Covers featured books and library announcements. By the John A. Weir Memorial Law Library at the University of Alberta Law Centre.

http://blogs.library.ualberta.ca/law
  • Feb 21

    Law Library News Blog Discontinued – Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook

    Law Library News Blog Discontinued – Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook
    Hello. This blog has now been discontinued, however, we invite you to follow us on Twitter @RutherfordLib#UALWeir and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RutherfordLibrary. The Rutherford and Weir Law Libraries are now staffed by the same team…
  • May 14

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information
    The Weir Law Library closed to the general public on May 1st, 2013 and will re-open for fall term on September 3rd, 2013. If you require materials from the Law Library, Place a Hold via the Library Catalogue. Your materials will be available…
  • Apr 29

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem
    For May I have chosen 10 interesting videos that have not been previously highlighted. Note: as of May 1st the Law Library is swipe card access only. However, you can still borrow these videos by finding them in the online catalogue and using…
Rank this Week: 1597

Suffolk Law Library Blog

Suffolk Law Library Blog

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

    Legal Research Workshop

    Legal Research Workshop
    Are you concerned about your first real world research assignment?  Come to any of our 30-minute workshops and sharpen your research skills, stand out in a sea of resumes, and prepare yourself for summer jobs and beyond.  We're…
  • Mar 11

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion
    Are you concerned about your first real world research assignment? The law library and the LPS faculty are co-sponsoring Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the 1st floor…
  • Dec 20

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental
    A British Judge rejected a bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental."A mother involved in a legal battle to prevent her seven-year-old son from having radiotherapy to treat a…
Rank this Week: 1458

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: 1463

AALL Spectrum Blog

AALL Spectrum Blog

A place for law librarians to discuss AALL Spectrum articles and their profession

http://aallspectrum.wordpress.com
  • Jun 15

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved
    The AALL Spectrum blog has moved to inside AALLNET, http://www.aallnet.org/blogs/spectrum-blog. Within AALLNET it should be more readily found by AALL members yet still viewable my non-members.  All the archived content will remain on this…
  • Jun 15

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved
    The AALL Spectrum blog has moved to inside AALLNET, http://www.aallnet.org/blogs/spectrum-blog. Within AALLNET it should be more readily found by AALL members yet still viewable my non-members.  All the archived content will remain on…
  • Jun 6

    The Value of Law Librarian

    The Value of Law Librarian
    Law librarians know the value of law librarians, even when they struggle to articulate that value to others. It pleases us when someone aptly describes what we do; and it satisfies even more when that praise comes from a user. One such…
Rank this Week: 1588

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: 1608

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
  • Sep 30

    Banned Books Week: Free Speech & Modern Book Banning

    Banned Books Week: Free Speech & Modern Book Banning
    As we discussed on Tuesday, following the Fanny Hill case (Memoirs v. Massachusetts, 383 U.S. 413 (1966)), books were no longer censored by the government on obscenity grounds. So why do librarians still bring up book banning every fall?…
  • Sep 27

    Banned Books Week: pt. 1– Obscenity

    Banned Books Week: pt. 1– Obscenity
    This year’s Banned Books Week is September 25th- October 1st.  But why do libraries across the country bring attention to banned books each year? Don’t we have freedom of speech? Are books even “banned” anymore?…
  • Sep 23

    Link Round-Up: September 23

    Link Round-Up: September 23
    Are you writing a journal note or seminar paper?  Let us help you through the process!  Read our LibGuide, Finding Topics for Your Papers and Journal Articles for help with topic selection, preemption checks, writing resources, and…
Rank this Week: 2684

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Sep 28

    First Monday in October

    First Monday in October
    We are nearing the end of September and that means the new Supreme Court term is right around the corner!  Every year, the first Monday in October marks the beginning of a new term.  This year is no exception: the new term begins on…
  • Sep 20

    Follow Election New

    Follow Election New
    The presidential election is just a few weeks away.  The first debate between the major candidates is set for Monday, September 26, 2016.  Are you looking for news and political information?  The Library has many sources for…
  • Sep 12

    Celebrate Constitution & Citizenship Day

    Celebrate Constitution & Citizenship Day
    September 17 marks the annual celebration of Constitution Day, commemorating the date on which 39 of the Philadelphia Convention’s delegates signed the Constitution in 1787. This year, it will be observed on September 16, and will…
Rank this Week: 1872

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Sep 27

    Objectors: The Defense Lawyer’s Friend

    Objectors: The Defense Lawyer’s Friend
    I’ve been busy this week with a number of things, but a few of them, including the upcoming amendments to Rule 23 and prepping for a Strafford webinar on Thursday, have me thinking about the proper role of objectors… Continue…
  • Sep 26

    Week in Review: How the Causes of Action Asserted Impact Which Defendants Face Certification

    Week in Review: How the Causes of Action Asserted Impact Which Defendants Face Certification
    This week we consider a decision that illustrates how the suitability—or unsuitability—of certain causes of action for certification can render certain defendants more susceptible to class actions than others, as well as a state…
  • Sep 20

    Litigation Matters: The Curious Case of Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo

    Litigation Matters: The Curious Case of Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo
    Just a brief update today.  Last week, the latest edition of the Cato Supreme Court Review was published, and it included an article by yours truly entitled Litigation Matters: The Curious Case of Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo.…
Rank this Week: 2276

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Sep 18

    2016 Oregon Archives Crawl, October 8th

    2016 Oregon Archives Crawl, October 8th
    Every legal researcher needs archived, historic or just plain out of print documents once in a while. Oregon has you covered. If you’re a crypto or an avowed historian, writer, or any other type of bibliographic spelunker, check out the…
  • Aug 29

    70 Year Anniversary of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”

    70 Year Anniversary of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”
    “How John Hersey’s Hiroshima revealed the horror of the bomb,” by Caroline Raphael, BBC Magazine, 22 August 2016, The BBC news magazine reports on this anniversary and links to their 1948 radio broadcast recording of the…
  • Aug 22

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017
    The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) is an organization for Access-to-Justice (A2J) professionals, lawyers, judges, law librarians, law professors, law students, and others who believe that everyone has a right to free or…
Rank this Week: 2567

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/
  • Sep 16

    Happy Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!

    Happy Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!
    In honor of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day today, the U.S. court are streaming live video of civics lessons offered during naturalization ceremonies.  Sites will include Ellis Island and the Lincoln Memorial.  Coverage begins…
  • Sep 7

    Ravel Law - Free access available to law student

    Ravel Law - Free access available to law student
    As a law student, you have free access to Ravel Law, a legal research tool.  Ravel has a unique data visualization feature to illustrate relationships among a series of case law cites - see the illustration here taken from Ravel's site.…
  • Aug 29

    Welcome Back!

    Welcome Back!
    Hello students!  Welcome (back) to campus! It was wonderful to see all those new faces at 1L and LLM orientations last week.  Remember, if you have any questions about the library and the services we offer to students, take a look…
Rank this Week: 2621

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Sep 13

    West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!

    West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!
    The West Study Aids package is available online to all students. It includes nutshells, hornbooks, Gilbert’s outlines, and much much more. Content isn’t limited to academic subjects — prepping for an interview? There…
  • Apr 20

    2016 Law Student Survey of Law Library & Technology Service

    2016 Law Student Survey of Law Library & Technology Service
    Please take a few minutes to answer this short survey about the Law Library and Technology Services and let us know how we are doing and what services that you’d like to see added or improved. Our staff carefully reviews ……
  • Apr 18

    Westlaw Prepare to Practice Training

    Westlaw Prepare to Practice Training
    Westlaw’s Prepare to Practice training is this Tuesday, April 19th at 12 pm in Room 120. If you are interning at a law firm or government agency you don’t want to miss this class. Every student who attends will receive…
Rank this Week: 2557