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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/
  • May 16

    Wednesday, May 17: Law Library Hours Are 8 am to 11 pm

    Wednesday, May 17: Law Library Hours Are 8 am to 11 pm
    We're very close to the end of law school final exams! Note that we are ending our midnight extended hours on Wednesday, May 17. Our hours for May 17 will be: 8 am to 11 pm. Please check our hours...
  • May 8

    Gleeson Library Announces Summer Hour

    Gleeson Library Announces Summer Hour
    Gleeson Library can be a great place to get a little distance from the law school while studying for the Bar or preparing for exams. But be aware that the Gleeson Library summer hours are shorter than their regular school-year...
  • Apr 13

    Easter Weekend Hours: CLOSED on Sunday, April 16

    Easter Weekend Hours: CLOSED on Sunday, April 16
    It's Easter Weekend, so the law library will be on a restricted schedule: Thursday, April 13 - 8 am to 6 pm Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 - 9 am to 6 pm Sunday, April 16 - CLOSED
Rank this Week: 1181

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • May 16

    Registrations closes May 31 for ELLA's 15th Annual HeadStart Program

    Registrations closes May 31 for ELLA's 15th Annual HeadStart Program
    Edmonton Law Libraries Association is proud to present the 15th Annual HeadStart ProgramFrom request to memo, follow the trail of legal research including finding articles, books, case law, and legislation. Research professionals will provide…
  • Nov 6

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information
    Marsha Guthrie, Manager, Implementation and Partnerships with the Alberta Legal Information Society and Julie Rainey of Alberta Law Libraries for sending the following my way:New free website for Albertans dealing with family law issues:…
  • Oct 8

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal
    A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to speak with members of the Toronto Association of Law Libraries about the synergies between knowledge management, law librarianship and process improvement.  I hope to speak on similar issues at…
Rank this Week: 1190

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • May 11

    Tools for Empirical Legal Research: Qualtrics for survey

    Tools for Empirical Legal Research: Qualtrics for survey
    Yale researchers have access to Qualtrics, a powerful, flexible online survey platform that is suited for survey-based empirical legal research projects. Qualtrics is accessible with your Yale NetID and password. Qualtrics offers a…
  • Apr 18

    Finding Past Exam

    Finding Past Exam
    Did you know that the Law Library makes accessible many of your professors’ previous exams to use as study aids? Yale Law School students can access these exams from our MORRIS catalog. Step-by-step instructions are below and…
  • Apr 12

    Book Talk: Thunder in the Mountains: The Clash of Two American Legends, Oliver Otis Howard and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce

    Book Talk: Thunder in the Mountains: The Clash of Two American Legends, Oliver Otis Howard and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
    Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library, American Constitution Society at Yale Law School and the Native American Law Students Association for a discussion with Daniel J. Sharfstein ’00 regarding his book, Thunder in the Mountains:…
Rank this Week: 1241

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • May 11

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2017
    Below are the latest Quickscribe additions for new annotations to BC legislation. Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson Barristers and Solicitors – Local Government ActPeter Roberts, Lawson Lundell LLP – Property Law ActEileen…
  • Apr 1

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2017
    Over the course of the month of March, Quickscribe 2.0 received a number of new annotations for BC legislation. Here are the most recent additions:Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson Barristers and Solicitors – Local…
  • Feb 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2017
    This past month, many pieces of legislation received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0. Take a look:Jeff Waatainen, DLA Piper LLP - Wildfire Regulation 38/2005, Forest and Range Practices Act, Forest Act, Forest Planning and Practices…
Rank this Week: 1347

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

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

http://lawlibnews.lawnews-asu.org/
  • May 10

    Library Summer Research Workshop Serie

    Library Summer Research Workshop Serie
    The Ross-Blakley Law Library is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Research Workshop Series. Five different workshop topics are being offered; each topic is intended to help Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law students participating in…
  • Apr 25

    Summer and Post-Graduation Use of Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Westlaw

    Summer and Post-Graduation Use of Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Westlaw
    Wondering which research tools you can use this summer?  We have outlined both summer access and post-graduation use policies for Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Westlaw below. Remember that you also have unlimited access to many…
  • Apr 21

    Chelsea Gulinson ’18 & Jameson Rammell ’18 Honored for Exemplary Student Research

    Chelsea Gulinson ’18 & Jameson Rammell ’18 Honored for Exemplary Student Research
    The Ross-Blakley Law Library at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of The Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research. Chelsea Gulinson is the first place award recipient…
Rank this Week: 1545

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/
Rank this Week: 1196

Law Library of Congress: Research…

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

Legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • May 4

    Legal Research Reports: Switzerland: Implementation of Article 126 of the Swiss Constitution – The “Debt Brake”

    Legal Research Reports: Switzerland: Implementation of Article 126 of the Swiss Constitution – The “Debt Brake”
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Switzerland: Implementation of Article 126 of the Swiss Constitution – The “Debt Brake”. Article 126 of the Swiss Constitution codifies a fiscal rule for the…
  • Apr 27

    Legal Research Reports: Decriminalization of Narcotic

    Legal Research Reports: Decriminalization of Narcotic
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Decriminalization of Narcotics.  This report provides a review of laws adopted in 16 countries with regard to legalization, decriminalization, or other forms of regulation…
  • Apr 20

    Legal Research Reports: Japan: 2016 Criminal Justice System Reform

    Legal Research Reports: Japan: 2016 Criminal Justice System Reform
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Japan: 2016 Criminal Justice System Reform.  Japan made reforms to its criminal justice system in June 2016 by amending its Criminal Procedure Code and other laws. The…
Rank this Week: 1186

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 18

    Study Guides are Here!

    Study Guides are Here!
    Thank you to all the students that made our Study Guides event a success. Many of you stopped by to find out what study guides are available, and how they can help you prepare for class and for exams.All the print volumes we had on order have…
  • Apr 6

    Throwback Thursday: Alumni Weekend Edition

    Throwback Thursday: Alumni Weekend Edition
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistAlumni weekend starts tomorrow, Friday, April 7th, with family bowling night at Lucky Strike, located right across the street from the College. To kick things…
  • Apr 4

    Study Guides Event for Students!

    Study Guides Event for Students!
Rank this Week: 1177

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Apr 2

    Centennial of the Mexican Constitution

    Centennial of the Mexican Constitution
    *** The ninth anniversary of the Yale Law Library Rare Books Blog is a fitting opportunity to mark a much more momentous anniversary, the centennial of the Mexican Constitution of 1917. Although amended a few hundred times, this constitution…
  • Feb 1

    New exhibit: "Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books"

    New exhibit: "Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books"
    A charming exhibit of animals pictured in law books opens February 1, courtesy of the Yale Law Library’s Rare Book Collection. Titled “Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books,” the exhibit is narrated from…
  • Jan 27

    Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

    Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition
    The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in…
Rank this Week: 1315

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

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

    The Return of Breakfast Bytes! | Feb. 15 @ 9:30am

    The Return of Breakfast Bytes! | Feb. 15 @ 9:30am
    The Breakfast Bytes program, presented by the Elon Law Library, will return on Wednesday, February 15th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Commons. Join us for informal sit-down demonstrations of Microsoft Word formatting tips and tricks to…
  • Jan 24

    ProQuest Products Maintenance Downtime…

    ProQuest Products Maintenance Downtime Alert:ProQuest products will be unavailable from 10:00pm EST January 28, 2017 until 7:00am EST January 29, 2017.We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Oct 31

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

    Breakfast Bytes | Law Commons, Tuesday Nov. 1st, 10am - 11:30am
    Takk (own work), [CC-BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia CommonsJoin the Law Library in the Law Commons tomorrow at 10am for a quick Breakfast Bytes tech demo to help you hone your lawyerly skills!This…
Rank this Week: 1200

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Nov 18

    Online Services Registration Information

    Online Services Registration Information
    A quick mid-year reminder about database access — Bloomberg Law If you have lost or forgotten your username or password for Bloomberg Law, you can retrieve them by using the “Forgot your Password?” and/or “Forgot your…
  • Nov 18

    Online Services Registration Information

    Online Services Registration Information
    A quick mid-year reminder about database access — Bloomberg Law If you have lost or forgotten your username or password for Bloomberg Law, you can retrieve them by using the “Forgot your Password?” and/or “Forgot your…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1602

The Gavel

The Gavel

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

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Apr 26

    Blurb Card

    Blurb Card
    The post Blurb Cards appeared first on School of Law.
  • Mar 16

    Law Library After Hour

    Law Library After Hour
    The circulation desk will be open reduced hours, 8am – 5pm, during Spring Break, but even after the library staff goes home, you can still get help finding and checking out materials thanks to a couple of great library tools!……
  • Feb 12

    The Mystery Behind Mastery Monday

    The Mystery Behind Mastery Monday
    Want to increase your research skills but don’t have a lot of free time? The Oklahoma City University Law Library will be launching a new series of quick tutorials starting on Monday, February 16th! We call them Mastery Mondays, and…
Rank this Week: 1198

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

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

    One Person. One Vote...

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

    Television and Violence

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

    What's Happening to American Democracy?

    What's Happening to American Democracy?
    linkI am not for Trump at all unless it comes down to him or Hillary. Cruz is the most Constitutional, intelligent, genuinely conservative, courageous and top integrity person right now.But this entire report is SO slanted, SO distorted, SO…
Rank this Week: 1194

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/
  • Jan 25

    Library Open from 10am - 6pm

    Library Open from 10am - 6pm
    The law school building and the law library will open at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 26th. The library will close at 6 pm.
  • Jan 22

    Library Closing at 1pm and Closed Saturday and Sunday

    Library Closing at 1pm and Closed Saturday and Sunday
    Due to the changing forecast from the National Weather Service, the Law Library and the University will close at 1 p.m. today, Friday, January 22nd and will remain closed Saturday and Sunday to ensure the safety of our community.
  • Jan 22

    Snow Day Book

    Snow Day Book
    Here are some great books to read during a long, snowy weekend, as recommended by UM Carey Law students, faculty and staff: Half of the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide The Best of Simple The Christmas Train The…
Rank this Week: 1179

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
  • Dec 16

    Stay Informed with CQ.com

    Stay Informed with CQ.com
    The library has a great resource to keep you informed on news from our nation’s capital.  From budget negotiations to voting rights, CQ.com can be your go-to source for the latest news pertaining to activities in Congress. …
  • Dec 15

    Need Some Gift Ideas?

    Need Some Gift Ideas?
    As final exams wind down and you find yourself scrambling for those last minute holiday gifts, you might try the Supreme Court Historical Society for your lawyerly gift buying needs. Always a good source for those hard to find Lady Justice…
  • Dec 9

    What’s New? IUCAT Tips to Stay on Top of the Law Library’s Latest Acquisition

    What’s New? IUCAT Tips to Stay on Top of the Law Library’s Latest Acquisition
    Each month the Jerome Hall Law Library adds materials to its already amazing collection of legal information.  A vibrant and growing library collection is one of the signs of an exceptional law school.  Each month we add materials…
Rank this Week: 1188

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/
  • Oct 2

    Farewell

    Farewell
    Today the Hofstra Law library blog moves to a new space with a new look and new voices.  With sincere appreciation and apologies to T.S. Eliot, I say my farewell . . .You've read many posts from this Cat,And my opinion now is thatYou…
  • Oct 1

    Constitutional Protections For Mobile Phone Pass Codes?

    Constitutional Protections For Mobile Phone Pass Codes?
    A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled last week that the Fifth Amendment protects the right of insider trading suspects to withhold the pass codes to their business cellular phones. Read more…
  • Sep 30

    New CRS Report: Dark Web

    New CRS Report: Dark Web
    You have probably heard of the Deep Web, but how much do you know about the Dark Web?  Discover more about the dark web in Kristin Finklea's CRS Report entitled - you've guessed it - Dark Web.  "This report illuminates information…
Rank this Week: 1069

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • Aug 4

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
    This afternoon I appeared to speak at a hearing in Buffalo held by the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a…
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
Rank this Week: 1115

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: 1178

The Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog

The Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog

Focuses on civil law developments throughout the world and general foreign, comparative and international law issues.

http://clyellowshoe.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    The LexisNexis Foreign Law Toolbox

    The LexisNexis Foreign Law Toolbox
    Your Toolbox7/11/2008 1:32:05 PM ESTCivil Law & Mixed Jurisdictions: The LexisNexis Foreign Law ToolboxWe're not just US anymore!Posted by Thomas J.R. Stadnik, Esq.LexisNexis Legal Editor/Site Coordinator LexisNexis International &…
  • Jan 17

    Access to the UN Treaty Series Collection

    Access to the UN Treaty Series Collection
    The UN Treaty Series Collection (UNTC) online is now be accessible without subscription. The UNTC homepage now gives a>Treaty Series on-line is FREE as of 1 October 2007.>>Please try to access Treaty Series on-line as…
  • Jan 17

    Catala Working Group Translation

    Catala Working Group Translation
    In addition to Prof. Levasseur's and Prof. Gruning's English translation of the proposal for the reform of the French Law of Obligations and the Law of Prescription sponsored by the Association Henri Capitant, which I reported in this blog on…
Rank this Week: 1240

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: 1341

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Aug 22

    Interesting Things of the Week #201

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

    Interesting Things of the Week #201

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

    Interesting Things of the Week #200

    Interesting Things of the Week #200
    How to conduct library website usability studies for free – some useful resources and tips Poetry Archive – poems read by their authors (or celebs) 12 Quotes From Roald Dahl for Book Lovers What type of library user are…
Rank this Week: 1158

Hearsay

Hearsay

Westminster Law Library's news and updates. Includes legal research tips, updates on resources (books, databases, websites etc.), event announcements and a news feed from Jurist. For the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law community.

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

    Writing Tip of the Week: Writing the Summary of the Argument

    Writing Tip of the Week: Writing the Summary of the Argument
    The Summary of the Argument in a brief is, in a nutshell, a summary of the best reasons your client should win the case.  Judges often read the Summary before they read the brief, so the Summary sets up your argument by giving the judge…
  • Apr 3

    Writing Tip of the Week: Using Topic or Thesis Sentences in a Brief

    Writing Tip of the Week: Using Topic or Thesis Sentences in a Brief
    As in a legal memorandum, a topic or thesis sentence for a rule explanation in a brief signals your reader that you are introducing new material.  However, unlike a topic sentence in a memo, it is not an objective statement of the rule.…
  • Mar 25

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer
    Writers sometimes mistakenly use the word “infer” when they really mean “imply.” Although the two words are related, they are used differently. To imply means to suggest or express indirectly.  To infermeans to…
Rank this Week: 976

Law Library of Congress: Webcasts

Law Library of Congress: Webcasts

Webcasts of selected events from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/webcasts.php
  • Nov 25

    Legal Challenges Facing NATO at 60

    Legal Challenges Facing NATO at 60
    The Law Library of Congress and the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies held a panel on July 9 about the North American Treaty Organization as it turns 60. Topics discussed include NATO expansion in Eastern Europe, training in…
  • Nov 25

    Introduction to GLIN (Global Legal Information Network)

    Introduction to GLIN (Global Legal Information Network)
    From the Law Library of Congress, a short video is now available for viewing. Introduction to GLIN, featuring GLIN Director Janice Hyde and Comparative Law Specialist Hanibal Goitom, explains how the Global Legal Information Network works.
  • Nov 25

    Webcast: Law Day 2009 - The Emancipation Proclamation

    Webcast: Law Day 2009 - The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Law Library of Congress and the Friends of the Law Library of Congress present a celebration of Law Day, 2009, with an insightful panel discussion about what is probably the most profound document in U.S. history: the Emancipation…
Rank this Week: 1173

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: 1125

The Librarian at Law

The Librarian at Law

Covers legal and library news. By Lee Sims.

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

    Yet Another Cautionary Tale Of Bad Legal Writing

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

    ABA Law School Transparency Site

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

    Duncan Law School Sues ABA

    Duncan Law School Sues ABA
    No surprise here. Duncan Law School, the Tennessee law school featured in last Sunday's NY Times article about the business of law schools has lost their bid for accreditation. See the post here for a link to that article and some details.
Rank this Week: 1172

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/
  • May 26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/26
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlUnited States v. State of Washington (Treaty Fishing Rights)Richard Kapela Davis v. Neil Abercrombie (Native Hawaiians; Prisoners - Religious Rights)Pueblo of…
  • May 19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/19
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Upstate Citizens for Equality v. U.S. (Land into Trust) on 4/26/17. Petition was denied in Central New York Fair…
  • May 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/5
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Tunica-Biloxi Gaming Authority v. Zaunbrecher (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) and granted in Patchak v. Zinke…
Rank this Week: 4431

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/
  • May 26

    The Long (and Proud) History of Minnesota’s County Law Librarie

    The Long (and Proud) History of Minnesota’s County Law Librarie
    You might have missed it, but county law libraries made a surprise appearance in the Minnesota legislative session this spring.  You can read the original Senate File 1113 here, which would have allowed for the diversion of county law…
  • May 17

    An Early Seed of the Modern Civil Rights Movement

    An Early Seed of the Modern Civil Rights Movement
    As we appreciate the historical significance of the Fourteenth Amendment throughout May, we can consider two lesser-known figures.  This is first the story of a man named John born in Kentucky in 1833 to a slaveholding family. His…
  • May 8

    Does this Outfit Make Me Look Guilty?

    Does this Outfit Make Me Look Guilty?
    The Law Librarian has blogged about courtroom etiquette before, but this post looks at dressing for the occasion. Think this is a shallow concern that doesn’t apply to you? If you were spending hundreds of dollars on an attorney to…
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Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • May 25

    From Mass to Class: Freeman v. Grain Processing Corporation

    From Mass to Class: Freeman v. Grain Processing Corporation
    Richard C. Beaulieu reports below on the Iowa Supreme Court’s affirmation of the trial court’s order certifying a class of individuals asserting claims against a corn milling facility based on allegations of air pollution. Over…
  • May 23

    Caveat Emptor in the Information Age?

    Caveat Emptor in the Information Age?
    Commercial litigator Brooks Gresham and products liability litigator Trent Taylor bring us some timely thoughts about reliance from a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in a food-labeling class…
  • May 12

    California Supreme Court Arbitration Decision May Have Limited Impact

    California Supreme Court Arbitration Decision May Have Limited Impact
    It is our distinct pleasure to call attention to this piece in BNA’s Class Action Report, authored by McGuireWoods associate Arsen Kourinian.  It’s well worth the few minutes it will take you to read.… Continue Reading
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CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • May 25

    What to Watch for at the CALI Conference & the AALL Annual Meeting

    What to Watch for at the CALI Conference & the AALL Annual Meeting
    One of the privileges of being a CS-SIS member is learning from and networking with our colleagues at conferences. Below are just some of the programs CS-SIS members are presenting at the CALI Conference and the AALL Annual Meeting.…
  • May 12

    Waking up….

    Waking up….
    The blog has been a bit quiet lately, but we planning new things here soon.  Look for posts about CS, AALL, CALI, tech tips and more.  Want to contribute?  Contact Debbie Ginsberg and we’ll get you on our schedule.
  • Mar 21

    2017 Winner of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award!

    2017 Winner of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award!
    I am happy to announce that Vicki Szymczak, Library Director & Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii, is the 2017 recipient of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award. The Kenneth J. Hirsh…
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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
  • May 25

    Summer access to Quicklaw

    Summer access to Quicklaw
    All personal student Quicklaw accounts will be deactivated by LexisNexis from June 1 until August 31. During this period you may access both LexisAdvance Quicklaw and the older LexisNexis Quicklaw platform through the campus wide…
  • Apr 3

    Recent Acquisitions, March 27 – April 3, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, March 27 – April 3, 2017
    47 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 29 from 2017: E 76.7 K68 2009 Indigenous methodologies : characteristics, conversations and contexts University of Toronto Press, 2009 201 pages ; 24 cm The new method of…
  • Apr 3

    Recent Acquisitions, March 27 – April 3, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, March 27 – April 3, 2017
    47 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 29 from 2017: E 76.7 K68 2009 Indigenous methodologies : characteristics, conversations and contexts University of Toronto Press, 2009 201 pages ; 24 cm The new method of…
Rank this Week: 3389

The Reporter

The Reporter

Covers legal research. By the Texas Tech Law Library.

https://texastechlawlibrary.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2496

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Pro Forma

    Pro Forma
    "Get it in writing" is important advice for even relatively straightforward legal matters – disputing a credit card transaction, lending money to a friend, unloading an old car in a private sale. But most people would like guidance on…
  • May 10

    Multinational Sources Compared

    Multinational Sources Compared
    What are other nations doing to combat the financing of terrorist organizations? How do the United States' laws on family medical leave compare to the United Kingdom? What are the differences and similarities in corporation laws around the…
  • May 5

    The Congressional Budget Office

    The Congressional Budget Office
    Yesterday, a revised version of the American Health Care Act, intended to reverse a number of insurance measures enacted as part of the President Barack Obama-era Affordable Care Act, narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives on…
Rank this Week: 4293

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
  • May 25

    Memorial Day Weekend Hour

    Memorial Day Weekend Hour
    Finishing up Write On? Getting started on Bar Prep?  The law library is open regular hours through the Bar Exam except for Memorial Day Weekend. For Memorial Day Weekend, our hours are: Friday, May 26        …
  • May 15

    Write On Prep Resource

    Write On Prep Resource
    Congratulations on surviving Finals! For those of you who wish to participate, the Write On Competition for the student journals will take place from Thursday, May 18th to Sunday, May 28th.  So how can you prepare? 1) If you…
  • May 1

    Law Day 2017: The 14th Amendement

    Law Day 2017: The 14th Amendement
    Law Day Law Day was proposed by ABA President Charles S. Rhyne in 1957 as a way of celebrating the American legal system.  The following year, President Dwight D. Eisenhower made the first Law Day Proclamation on May 1st, calling…
Rank this Week: 4317

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • May 25

    Law Library closed on Memorial Day

    Law Library closed on Memorial Day
    Just a reminder that the Law Library will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. So the Library will be closing on Friday, May 26, at 5:00 p.m. and re-open on Tuesday, May 30, at 9:00 a.m. The full schedule of Law Library…
  • May 18

    New publication: Adcreep by Mark Bartholomew

    New publication: Adcreep by Mark Bartholomew
    The Law Library has just received the latest book by University at Buffalo School of Law Professor Mark Bartholomew, Adcreep: the Case against Modern Marketing. Publisher Stanford University Press notes, “Adcreep journeys through the…
  • May 18

    Goodbye spring and hello summer!

    Goodbye spring and hello summer!
    The spring semester has ended, with summer approaching and bar study here.  The Law Library will be closed during commencement weekend, Saturday, May 20-Sunday, May 21.  Our schedule for the start of summer will then be: Summer…
Rank this Week: 4351

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • May 24

    Law library closed Memorial Day weekend

    Law library closed Memorial Day weekend
    The law library will be closed Memorial Day weekend, May 27 through May 29. We’ll reopen on Tuesday, May 30. For more information on library hours see our website.
  • May 23

    Congratulations to our Delaware Law graduate

    Congratulations to our Delaware Law graduate
    Congratulations to all our recent Delaware Law graduates. We hope that you have found our library to be a welcoming place to study, to do research and to learn about the law. Our staff has been proud to be of service to you while you have…
  • Mar 14

    Library closed Tuesday 3/14

    Library closed Tuesday 3/14
    The library will be closed today, Tuesday 3/14 due to snow.
Rank this Week: 4275

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • May 23

    What’s Going on Here? Renovations Have Begun!

    What’s Going on Here? Renovations Have Begun!
    Library renovations have begun.  To the left is a photo of the old Law Review Room.  Once the renovations are finished in mid-August this room will contain offices for four reference librarians, and tables, chairs and soft seating…
  • May 10

    She is.. She is.. NO, NO, NO, NOTORIOUS (R.B.G.)

    She is.. She is.. NO, NO, NO, NOTORIOUS (R.B.G.)
    Thirty years ago, before a sparse audience scattered throughout a cavernous auditorium at Cornell University, a petite woman argued passionately about the meaning of the U.S. Constitution. As her fellow symposium panelists — Cornell…
  • May 3

    Summer Hours & Summer Renovation

    Summer Hours & Summer Renovation
    The Library’s summer hours May 13th – August 20th are as follows: Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14  (Writing Competition Weekend):  9am – 12am   May 15 – May 31: Monday – Saturday: …
Rank this Week: 4521

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • May 23

    Wolff hours pre-integration

    Wolff hours pre-integration
    Please note that the hours of the Wolff Library location will be different prior to the physical move of the collection and staff into the Williams library. Please check the calendar if you have questions about when services are offered at…
  • May 19

    Congratulations Georgetown University Law Center Class of 2017!!!

    Congratulations Georgetown University Law Center Class of 2017!!!
       Have a GREAT graduation weekend!
  • May 15

    In re Gault research portal

    In re Gault research portal
    50 years ago today, on May 15, 1967, Supreme Court Associate Justice Abe Fortas delivered the landmark United States Supreme Court opinion in Application of Paul and Marjorie Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967), which held that juveniles accused of…
Rank this Week: 2911

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Getting to Know TS Librarians: Stephan Licitra

    Getting to Know TS Librarians: Stephan Licitra
    1. Introduce yourself (name & position). Hi, my name is Stephan Licitra. I am the Technical Services Librarian for the State Law Library of Montana. I received my MLIS in 2015 and so this is my first professional position in…
  • May 17

    Preservation of Electronic Government Information Project (PEGI)

    Preservation of Electronic Government Information Project (PEGI)
    A recent article in Against the grain highlights PEGI - the Preservation of Electronic Government Information Project.  This project is a two year initiative designed to address the growing awareness of the "serious ongoing loss of…
  • May 17

    Library of Congress Releases Digital Catalog Record

    Library of Congress Releases Digital Catalog Record
    The Library of Congress announced is making 25 million records from its online catalog available for free bulk download. This is the largest such release in the Library's history. The records can be found at…
Rank this Week: 4319

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • May 22

    Summer and Post-Graduation Use of Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw

    Summer and Post-Graduation Use of Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw
    Student access to Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw is based on New York Law School’s academic subscription plans.  Each has summer access provisions and usage policies for continuing and graduating students. Students no…
  • May 22

    Formal Opinion 477

    Formal Opinion 477
    On May 11th, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion 477, Securing Communication of Protected Client Information.  This important ethics opinion discusses…
  • May 3

    Exam Prep Help!

    Exam Prep Help!
    There are three important Library resources to keep in mind as you prepare for upcoming exams. First: The Library’s Exam Preparation Resources guide offers a host of materials containing practical advice and strategies…
Rank this Week: 3080

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law…

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law Librarian's Blog

Features library news, tips on new resources, links to useful web sites and more.

http://birkbecklibrarylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4350

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Preparing for #BIALL2017 : The Manchester Bee

    Preparing for #BIALL2017 : The Manchester Bee
    The Manchester BeeWhilst walking around Manchester, you may notice images of bees on a lot of buildings, lamp posts, bins, plant tubs etc; this is because the worker bee is the adopted symbol of Manchester. Since 1842 the bee has been…
  • May 15

    Survey on new apprenticeship standards for library and information sector

    Survey on new apprenticeship standards for library and information sector
    A working group of representatives from employers in the library and information sector have confirmed that they will look to develop new apprenticeship standards with support from CILIP and other key sector bodies. To assist with setting…
  • May 15

    Have Your Say!

    Have Your Say!
    This year has been speeding by and it is hard to believe that we are already halfway through May! This also means we are fast approaching the 2017 BIALL Conference at The Principal, Manchester. As in previous years, we will be running the…
Rank this Week: 4313

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/
  • May 19

    CARA Brief Finder: A new tool powered by A.I.

    CARA Brief Finder: A new tool powered by A.I.
    Casetext launched its legal research assistant product, CARA (Case Analysis Research Assistant), in October 2016.  CARA applies both artificial intelligence and natural language search technologies to aid attorneys in locating additional…
  • May 17

    Cast Your Vote for the 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

    Cast Your Vote for the 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
    The Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction is awarded annually to the novel that "best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society in the spirit of Atticus Finch."  The prize is sponsored by the University of Alabama and the ABA…
  • May 12

    Bloomberg Law's New Look!

    Bloomberg Law's New Look!
    Last month, Bloomberg Law updated its look.  The changes effect not only the aesthetic, but the search functionality.  The updated Go Bar (search bar), now supports more than terms and connector searching, allowing users to look for…
Rank this Week: 4332

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    No key card access to library tonight and early tomorrow morning

    No key card access to library tonight and early tomorrow morning
    The card readers at the doors to the library are temporarily malfunctioning. Law students hoping to stay in the library after hours can stay, but will not be able to re-enter the building after leaving between 11:00 PM tonight and 8:00 AM…
  • May 10

    The Legal Challenges of Comic Book Movie

    The Legal Challenges of Comic Book Movie
    Super heroes have become a dominant force in American cinema, and the prevalence of super heroes has inspired studios to create movies that overlap with other movies to create “cinematic universes.” There is a lot of complexity…
  • Mar 31

    Shining a Light on Government

    Shining a Light on Government
    Although Sunshine Week has come and gone, open government, also known as government transparency, is a continuing issue.  Sunshine week is an initiative from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to celebrate, "access to…
Rank this Week: 4343

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
  • May 18

    Did Google Mean to Discontinue Instant Predictions Setting

    Did Google Mean to Discontinue Instant Predictions Setting
    Did Google mean to take away the ability to turn off "Instant Predictions" in search? Or did it just get lost in the last update of the Chrome browser? I had a look at my Google Search Settings today and was surprised by...
  • Mar 31

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice
    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice By Jennifer Ellis, Esq. When I became aware of a keyboard made specifically for lawyers, I found myself interested. I didn't think too much about it for the lawyers at my firm, Lowenthal…
  • Mar 31

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice

    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice
    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice By Jennifer Ellis, Esq. When I became aware of a keyboard made specifically for lawyers, I found myself interested. I didn't think too much about it for the lawyers at my firm, Lowenthal…
Rank this Week: 4866

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • May 18

    Bartow Copyright Collection : You Stole my Poster for your Cover

    Bartow Copyright Collection : You Stole my Poster for your Cover
    In these actions for copyright infringement, plaintiff Saul Steinberg is suing the producers, promoters, distributors and advertisers of the movie "Moscow on the Hudson" ("Moscow"). Steinberg is an artist whose fame derives in part from…
  • May 1

    UNH Law online catalog (MelCat) potentially down 5/2/17

    UNH Law online catalog (MelCat) potentially down 5/2/17
    UNH Law Library is considering upgrading it's library system on 5/2/17 or later this week.  This will cause the library's online catalog (MelCat) to be down as well.  Please contact me if there is any date this week I should…
  • Apr 18

    IP Library Celebrates 20 Years of Serivce

    IP Library Celebrates 20 Years of Serivce
    We are proud to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the opening of the IP Library - the only academic IP Library at anu U.S. law school. The IP Library was the brain child of Dean Robert Viles, Professor Bill Hennessey and Director Judy…
Rank this Week: 3599