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UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

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

    No One’s Forgetting the Alamo

    No One’s Forgetting the Alamo
    Everyone has a trigger. For Swifties, it’s erroneously calling out T.S. for poor grammar. For me, it’s saying that Tom Hagen is a superior (fictional, movie) lawyer to Atticus Finch. For Texans…well surely you remember the…
  • Mar 25

    Gearing Up for the Mitchell Lecture

    Gearing Up for the Mitchell Lecture
    We’re T-2 days from the 2015 Mitchell Lecture which means it’s time to get excited. If you need something to carry you over until Who Rules Big Data, you should check out some of the scholarship from the speakers. Virginia…
  • Mar 12

    Spring Recess at the Law Library

    Spring Recess at the Law Library
    The Law Library will be open on the following schedule during Spring Recess, March 14-March 21: Saturday-Sunday 3/14-3/15 = Closed Monday-Friday 3/16-3/20 = 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 3/21 = Closed Sunday 3/22 = 10:00 a.m. –…
Rank this Week: 974

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
  • Mar 25

    Foreign Relations Materials from the U.S. Department of State

    Foreign Relations Materials from the U.S. Department of State
    Follow the U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian on Twitter for updates on researching foreign relations, foreign policy, and Department of State records.  For example, check out this informative tweet about their index to…
  • Mar 3

    Legal Research Tech Tool: Bestlaw

    Legal Research Tech Tool: Bestlaw
    One of the toughest skills to master in legal research is cost-effective research techniques.  With your law school accounts, you have the luxury to play around and explore without any fiscal consequences, but when you or your employer…
  • Jan 26

    Opportunity for Students—32nd Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition

    Opportunity for Students—32nd Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition
    Attention students! The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association has announced the 32nd Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition. The Division will be accepting papers that are on the topics of planning,…
Rank this Week: 1029

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/
  • Mar 25

    Research Resources: Family Law Reporter (BNA)

    Research Resources: Family Law Reporter (BNA)
    If you are looking for a family law resource, try the Family Law Reporter (BNA).  Family Law Reporter provides access to court decisions, including those before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as legislative and regulatory news,…
  • Mar 24

    RAND Health

    RAND Health
    If you need to research (or just have an interest in) health law, policy, or other health care issues, RAND Health resources are invaluable.  The RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization focused on policy research…
  • Mar 23

    10 Lesson

    10 Lesson
    The Lawyerist has an interesting post titled "10 Lessons You Weren't Taught in Law School".  I think some law schools actually do teach a few of the items in the list but most are life not legal lessons.  This list is:1.  How…
Rank this Week: 1147

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/
  • Mar 25

    Treaties, Text, and Timely Updates - Congress.gov Spring Cleaning

    Treaties, Text, and Timely Updates - Congress.gov Spring Cleaning
    Today on the Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis, the Law Library of Congress announced new spring features to Congress.gov including treaty documents, new default bill text, an updated appropriations table, more Browse options,…
  • Mar 10

    Magna Carta Lecture Series – Magna Carta from Runnymede to Washington: Old Laws, New Discoverie

    Magna Carta Lecture Series – Magna Carta from Runnymede to Washington: Old Laws, New Discoverie
    Date: Monday, April 6, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. Place: Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Montpelier Room (LM-619), 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540 The final program of the Magna Carta Lecture series will feature…
  • Mar 9

    Job Opening: Law Librarian of Congre

    Job Opening: Law Librarian of Congre
    The Library of Congress is seeking applicants to the position of Law Librarian of Congress. The Law Librarian of Congress manages the Law Library of Congress, which houses the largest collection of United States and foreign legal literature…
Rank this Week: 961

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
  • Mar 25

    China: Real Property Law

    China: Real Property Law
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new legal research report, China: Real Property Law. Individuals cannot privately own land in China but may obtain transferrable land-use rights for a number of years for a fee. Currently, the…
  • Feb 13

    Crude Oil Royalty Rate

    Crude Oil Royalty Rate
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Crude Oil Royalty Rates. This report lists royalty rates for crude oil production in selected countries where production occurs on lands owned or controlled in whole or part by the…
  • Feb 4

    Abortion Legislation in Europe

    Abortion Legislation in Europe
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Abortion Legislation in Europe. This report summarizing laws on abortion in selected European countries shows diverse approaches to the regulation of abortion in Europe. A majority…
Rank this Week: 956

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

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

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistic

    Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistic
    James Ming Chen, Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistics, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2571830 or http://bit.ly/LeapsMetesBounds: Economic analysis of technological innovation, diffusion, and decline often proceeds according to…
  • Jan 7

    Conducting empirical legal scholarship

    Conducting empirical legal scholarship
    The 15th annual workshop on Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship, co-taught by Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin, will run from June 15-17, 2015, at Washington University in St. Louis. The workshop is for law school faculty, lawyers,…
  • Nov 25

    Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform

    Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform
    James Ming Chen, Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform, http://ssrn.com/abstract=771226 or http://bit.ly/PriceLevelRegulation: Price-level, or “price-cap,” regulation offers an alluring alternative to the traditional technique of…
Rank this Week: 1167

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Oct 21

    Prizmo

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

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS

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

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8
    iOS 8 has some cool new features, check them out here. Posted by Jon Lutz
Rank this Week: 1288

Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

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

http://depaullaw.typepad.com/library/
  • May 29

    New ejournal on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    New ejournal on the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    On October 11, 2013, a diverse group of civil rights scholars met at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor to assess the interpretation, development, and administration of civil rights law in the five decades since President…
  • May 28

    Book By Professor Raphael, Named To “100 Great books for the Social Worker’s Library”

    Book By Professor Raphael, Named To “100 Great books for the Social Worker’s Library”
    As is true for practicing attorneys, many social workers choose a particular area or client constituency to concentrate their efforts on during their career. Each area has it's own specialized knowledge, practices and research tools,…
  • May 6

    "Flawed Convictions" Book Signing, Deborah Tuerkheimer

    "Flawed Convictions" Book Signing, Deborah Tuerkheimer
    The Barnes & Noble bookstore is located in the DePaul Center at 1 E. Jackson ( corner with State St. )
Rank this Week: 1090

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: 1095

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: 1082

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 1722

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Mar 26

    My, My, My: Auntie Mame Would Have Made a Hoot of a Law Librarian

    My, My, My: Auntie Mame Would Have Made a Hoot of a Law Librarian
    Every working stiff needs a laugh and a boost on Friday-Eve morning (better known as Thursday morning) and we are no exception to that truth. So, we often turn to the Legal Research is Easy blogger who never fails to tickle ……
  • Mar 25

    Dockets and other Court Records Databases in Oregon Public Law Libraries: Update

    Dockets and other Court Records Databases in Oregon Public Law Libraries: Update
    This is an update to the previous 10/14 blog post: OJIN and OECI Access in Oregon County Law Libraries The following Oregon public law libraries have in-library public, or staff-assisted, access to OJIN, OECI, or ACMS (court dockets).…
  • Mar 23

    Law Practice: Ethical Duty of Technology Competence

    Law Practice: Ethical Duty of Technology Competence
    “13 States Have Adopted Ethical Duty of Technology Competence,” by Robert Ambrogi, 3/16/15: “In 2012, something happened that I called a sea change in the legal profession: The American Bar Association formally approved a…
Rank this Week: 1593

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/
  • Mar 26

    Tech Thursday: Recycling Your Old Computer

    Tech Thursday: Recycling Your Old Computer
    Have an old computer laying around the office? Don't just throw it in the trash, there may be sensitive files and information on the hard drive. Techlicious' Christina DesMarais' article "How to Safely Get Rid of an Old Computer" gives...
  • Mar 12

    Tech Thursday: PC Security Software

    Tech Thursday: PC Security Software
    There's hundreds of different versions of security software available these days. Which is the best for you? Kaitlyn Wells' article "The Best PC Security Software" breaks down the best free and paid software. You can read her article here.
  • Feb 27

    2 Law Schools Plan to Admit 10% of Their Law Students without the LSAT Test

    2 Law Schools Plan to Admit 10% of Their Law Students without the LSAT Test
    Bloomberg reports that the Law Schools at SUNY Buffalo and the University of Iowa are soon going to accept students who have not taken the LSAT. This move is based on recent changes to ABA accreditation standards that allow Law...
Rank this Week: 1459

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Mar 25

    New: Global Guide to Same-Sex Relationship Law

    New: Global Guide to Same-Sex Relationship Law
    Check out this new comprehensive guide that analyzes same-sex relationship laws around the world.  Created by the global law firm Jones Day, it outlines the law of same-sex relationships in all U.N. recognized countries as well as each…
  • Feb 23

    Attention Legal Practice Student

    Attention Legal Practice Student
    Winter is nearly over and spring is just around the corner. If you are in LP, this means the deadline for satisfying your RSW requirement is coming closer and closer. To avoid being left out in the cold, please don’t wait until the last…
  • Feb 19

    Celebrating Black History Month: NYLS and the First African-American Newspaper

    Celebrating Black History Month: NYLS and the First African-American Newspaper
    Celebrating Black History Month has always taken on special significance at NYLS, particularly when you consider how closely entwined our community is with African American heritage. Consider, for example, our connection to the historical…
Rank this Week: 1519

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/
  • Mar 25

    Deadline for Award for Exemplary Student Research is Fast Approaching

    Deadline for Award for Exemplary Student Research is Fast Approaching
    The deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. Do you want to win $500?  How about $250?  Would you like to have your work displayed in the Faculty Publications Display Case?  How about all the pats on the back you will…
  • Mar 23

    Practicing Attorney Legal Research Panel TOMORROW

    Practicing Attorney Legal Research Panel TOMORROW
    What: Practicing attorney legal research panel.  Lunch from Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop provided. Who: All interested students are welcome.  Please RSVP if you would like lunch. Where: College of Law Room 105 When: Tuesday, March…
  • Mar 19

    HeinOnline On the Go

    HeinOnline On the Go
    A new app is available for HeinOnline!  The app allows you to view the database’s image-based PDFs, access content by citation, browse by volume, navigate a volume with the electronic table of contents, and use full advanced…
Rank this Week: 1833

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was…

    JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are…
  • Mar 17

    Police-State by Commission to Corporation

    Police-State by Commission to Corporation
    linkPlaying Red Light, Green Light With Citizens1, March 16, 2015 by jonathanturleyBelow is today’s column in USA Today. The column was actually written after I went to Chicago for Christmas and experienced firsthand the speed…
  • Mar 16

    The Institute for Justice

    The Institute for Justice
    The Institute for Justice: "The Irrationalities of Occupational Licensing The licensing of lower-income occupations is both widespread and onerous—but the data in this report also show that it is, in many cases, irrational and…
Rank this Week: 1670

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Mar 23

    New Books at the Law Library – March 23, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – March 23, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K5191.W65 C37 2014 Anna Carline, Patricia Easteal AM, Shades of Grey – Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women … Sexual Violence Against Women: Law Reform and Society (Milton Park: Routledge, 2014). LAW…
  • Mar 17

    Reserved Seating in Effect for Exam Preparation / Food & Drink Policy

    Reserved Seating in Effect for Exam Preparation / Food & Drink Policy
    The Library is committed to providing a learning environment that meets the intellectual and physical needs of users who are frequently in the library for extended periods of time.  Please help us to preserve the library and collections…
  • Mar 16

    New Books at the Law Library – March 16, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – March 16, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: GE170 .H42 2014 Robert G. Healy, Debora L. VanNijnatten, Marcela López-Vallejo, Environmental Policy in North America: Approaches, Capacity, and the Management of Transboundary Issues (North York: University of…
Rank this Week: 1667

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Mar 23

    Employment Law Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions - 3/23/2015

    Employment Law Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions - 3/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Employment Opinions Body: SC19200 - Feliciano v. Autozone, Inc. ("The issue in this certified appeal is whether the Appellate Court properly affirmed the trial court’s summary judgment rendered in favor of…
  • Mar 23

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 3/23/2015

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 3/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: AC36446 - Gorski v. McIsaac ("We are called upon in this appeal to apply and interpret Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208, § 28, concerning child support orders. The self-represented…
  • Mar 23

    Property Law Appellate Court Opinion - 3/23/2015

    Property Law Appellate Court Opinion - 3/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Property Law Opinions Body: AC36655 - Solway v. Ray (Partition by sale; "The defendants, Bridget Ray and Rubin Gabor Csoszor, appeal from the judgment of the trial court ordering the partition by sale of real…
Rank this Week: 1664

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/
  • Mar 20

    Let the Sunshine In: Open Meetings and Open Records in Washington State

    Let the Sunshine In: Open Meetings and Open Records in Washington State
    Today is the last day of the annual Sunshine Week, a "celebration of access to public information." While you contemplate our gloomy spring weather (at least west of the Cascades), check out these Washington State sunshine laws and resources:…
  • Mar 18

    Death Penalty Research Made Easy!

    Death Penalty Research Made Easy!
    Researching death penalty laws and practices of a country can be a daunting task, but the Death Penalty Worldwide (DPW) website is a great starting point. Created by Professor Sandra Babcock (Cornell University Law School) in partnership with…
  • Mar 18

    Big Money in Judicial Campaign

    Big Money in Judicial Campaign
    Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Sue Bell Cobb decries the effect of money on judicial campaigns: I Was Alabama's Top Judge. I'm Ashamed by What I Had to Do to Get There. Politico, March/April 2015.Cobb cites a 2014 report by Emory…
Rank this Week: 1669

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Mar 19

    LEXIS OFFERS “THINK LIKE A LAWYER” SERIES

    LEXIS OFFERS “THINK LIKE A LAWYER” SERIES
    Mason Law Students:  Lexis is offering “Think Like a Lawyer” Workshops. Why Attend: Skills: Practical research skills to impress your summer employer Resume Boost: Certification offered at the end of the workshop…
  • Mar 9

    SPRING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS

    SPRING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS
    Spring Break: Saturday, March 7 – Saturday, March 14 Saturday Noon – 8:00 PM Sunday Noon – 8:00 PM Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Feb 23

    STUDY ON THE GO!

    STUDY ON THE GO!
    The law library offers two types of audio study aids: Gilbert Law School Legends Audio Series & Sum & Substance Series. We have more than 30 topics in this collection—which we’ve recently updated with…
Rank this Week: 1578

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/
  • Mar 17

    New resource - Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

    New resource - Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
    Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text, as the name suggests, is a collection whose content focusses on the following areas:* Criminology* Criminal Justice* Forensic sciences & investigation* Substance abuse & addiction*…
  • Mar 4

    European Sources Online - useful for those studying EU Law

    European Sources Online - useful for those studying EU Law
    European Sources Online is based at Cardiff University and contains a range of useful information about the EU and its workings. It's free to access, and definitely worth a look if you're currently studying EU Law.  A recent email I…
  • Feb 12

    Law Reports added to LexisLibrary

    Law Reports added to LexisLibrary
    The Industrial Cases Reports (1972 - present) and the Weekly Law Reports (1975 - present) have been added to LexisLibrary this week. Previously both sets were only available via Westlaw UK, and this is still the place to go for Weekly…
Rank this Week: 1671

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Mar 13

    Copyright, Open Access, and Human Right

    Copyright, Open Access, and Human Right
    The United Nations Human Rights Council is holding its 28th session this month, and one item on the agenda is discussion about a report from Farida Shaheed, who is a “Special Rapporteur” in the area of “cultural…
  • Mar 2

    In the GSU case, the wheels keep turning

    In the GSU case, the wheels keep turning
    NB — An embarrassing correction — the motion discussed below was actually filed by the plaintiffs, the publishers, not by GSU.  So this does look very much like the publisher intent is to go forward with new proceedings in…
  • Feb 25

    Resistance is Futile

    Resistance is Futile
    This is a guest post by Jeff Kosokoff, the Head of Collection Strategy & Development for the Duke University Libraries. In an outstanding example of Buzzword Bingo, EBSCO’s Friday press release announcing their acquisition of YBP…
Rank this Week: 1715

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

Official blawg of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/library/
  • Mar 5

    The Law Library Opens at 11am on Friday, March 6

    The Law Library Opens at 11am on Friday, March 6
    We'll close at midnight, our regularly scheduled time.
  • Mar 5

    The Law Library is Closed Today, Thursday, March 5

    The Law Library is Closed Today, Thursday, March 5
    The Law Library is closed today. Alderman Library is currently reporting that they will be open from 10am to 10pm. Check the U.Va. Emergency Information web page for updates.
  • Feb 26

    The Constitute Project

    The Constitute Project
    Tunisia, Egypt, Fiji, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Libya, South Sudan and Hungary have all produced new constitutions in the past few years. Each of these constitutions arose in different political circumstances, but how, in general, does a nation…
Rank this Week: 2067

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Mar 4

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Ascertainability

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Ascertainability
    The Subcommittee believes that drafting a formal ascertainability requirement is too difficult; it should try nonetheless. The final topic the Subcommittee has announced it will examine is the possibility of adopting a formal…
  • Feb 18

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Issue Certification and Rule 23(c)(4)

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Issue Certification and Rule 23(c)(4)
    The Advisory Committee should clarify the role of issue certification, by reinforcing that issue certification is only appropriate when a class is otherwise certifiable under Rule 23.   One of the Advisory Committee’s…
  • Feb 11

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Merits Inquiry

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Merits Inquiry
    The Advisory Committee has signaled that the merits inquiry is a “back burner” issue for the next Rule 23 amendments.  Perhaps they should nudge it towards the front.   The role of the merits inquiry at…
Rank this Week: 1804

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

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

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015
    Just one Quickscribe Manual update for this month: the Forest Legislation Manual.Don't forget: free daily updates to BC statutes and regulations are available at www.bclegislation.ca,  courtesy of Quickscribe.
  • Jan 6

    Free Upcoming Webinar: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation with Quickscribe 2.0

    Free Upcoming Webinar: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation with Quickscribe 2.0
    Our friend Mike Pasta, of Quickcribe Services Ltd over in Victoria, will be presenting a free seminar for Courthouse Libraries BC next Wednesday, January 15th: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation Using Quickscribe 2.0. In the…
  • Dec 16

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup
    The Canadian Law Blog Awards started here on the Vancouver Law Librarian Blog way back in 2006, and even though they've got their own domain now (www.clawbies.ca), we always like to come back to this space in mid-December to share a roundup…
Rank this Week: 1440

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: 1441

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: 1415

Library technican dialog

Library technican dialog

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

http://brendawoa.wordpress.com
  • Oct 3

    Bulk Book Buying

    Bulk Book Buying
    As the cliché goes, it is fun to spend other people’s money. Next week I will be going to Saskatoon for a massive book buying trip as directed by the school division. It is an annual practice for a library technician and a…
  • Oct 3

    Bulk Book Buying

    Bulk Book Buying
    As the cliché goes, it is fun to spend other people’s money. Next week I will be going to Saskatoon for a massive book buying trip as directed by the school division. It is an annual practice for a library technician and a…
  • Sep 8

    Being Involved: CALL Conference Organizer

    Being Involved: CALL Conference Organizer
    Brenda and I have advocated often for volunteering with library associations. This year I took on my biggest opportunity yet – Program Director for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries’ annual conference. It was a huge…
Rank this Week: 1666

TS-SIS / OBS-SIS

TS-SIS / OBS-SIS

From the Technical Services Special Interest Section and the Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://tssis.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Technical Services Law Librarian, June 2014 issue

    Technical Services Law Librarian, June 2014 issue
    Colleagues:The June issue of the Technical Services Law Librarian is now available: http://www.aallnet.org/sections/ts/TSLL/Issues/Technical-Services-Law-Librarian-39-4-June-2014.pdf. In addition to our excellent columns and the insightful…
  • Jul 22

    Welcome 2 New OBS-SIS Members Ryan and Rachel

    Welcome 2 New OBS-SIS Members Ryan and Rachel
    During the AALL in San Antonio, OBS-SIS had two drawings for OBS-SIS Annual Membership.The winners of these drawings areRyan Tamares - Catalog Librarian from Stanford Law SchoolandRachel Baarz - Specialist Research & Information Services…
  • Jul 22

    Open Source Software? - You do not want to mi

    Open Source Software? - You do not want to mi
    For those of you who attended this very informative Roundtable session at AALL in Austin Texas I would like to share Nicole's Engard slides from her presentationOpen Source Software: a Community and a Philosophy of Freedom AALL Annual, San…
Rank this Week: 1665

Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

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

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

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

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

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

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

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
Rank this Week: 1661

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: 1663

Law Librarian By Day

Law Librarian By Day

Covers technology, social networking and books. By Deborah Schander.

http://lawlibrarianbyday.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Libraries: Bigger on the Inside

    Libraries: Bigger on the Inside
    Library = TARDIS[1].Think about it: just like the Doctor's famous Police Public Call Box, people have preconceived notions of what a library is. Libraries are viewed as antiquated and quaint institutions of the past that people completely…
  • Mar 14

    nook: The Afterparty

    nook: The Afterparty
    I have owned my nook just about six months now. Let's look at some numbers.
  • Mar 8

    New wiki collecting legal research/pop culture examples for use in cla

    New wiki collecting legal research/pop culture examples for use in cla
    I’ve Got a Hit! is a new wiki which collects examples of legal research concepts found in movies, TV shows, songs and print.
Rank this Week: 1662

Ohio Legal Research Blog

Ohio Legal Research Blog

By Kathy Hall, Melanie Putnam and Susan Schaefgen.

http://ohiolegalblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 26

    Lawriter sold to SSN Holdings Inc.

    Lawriter sold to SSN Holdings Inc.
    The legal research provider, Lawriter LLC, has been acquired by SSN Holdings Inc. Lawriter became a subsidiary of Collexis Holdings in early 2008. According to a Sept. 6, 2009 blog post on The Cottonboll Conspiracy:
  • Oct 28

    Report on invasive species in Ohio

    Report on invasive species in Ohio
    The Union of Concerned Scientists ha
  • Oct 24

    Judgepedia

    Judgepedia
    Judgepedia is a wiki encyclopedia about judges and courts, brought to you by the same sponsors of
Rank this Week: 1422

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

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

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Mar 27

    This Week in Legal New

    This Week in Legal New
    A county circuit judge in Wisconsin has ruled that the two teenaged defendants in the “Slender Man” stabbing will be tried as adults. On Wednesday, the Georgia legislature passed a bill approving the limited use of medical…
  • Mar 23

    Who Are These People – Law Library Bobble-Head

    Who Are These People – Law Library Bobble-Head
    We seem to have a little bit of everything here at the Coleman Karesh Library.  We’ve got books.  We’ve got computers.  We’ve got flash cards.  We’ve got CDs and DVD’s.  If you dig deep…
  • Mar 20

    This Week In Legal New

    This Week In Legal New
    On Tuesday, both the Oregon House and the Iowa Senate passed bills that would prohibit health care professionals from providing therapy aimed at changing a patient’s sexual orientation or gender identity.  California is the first…
Rank this Week: 2705

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/
  • Mar 27

    Prepare for Summer Practice

    Prepare for Summer Practice
    The Career Development Office and the Law Library are co-sponsoring a Prepare to Practice workshop on Thursday, April 16th to prepare 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls for their summer internships or new associate positions. The program will consist of two…
  • Mar 27

    Law Library Featured in SEALL Newsletter!

    Law Library Featured in SEALL Newsletter!
    The Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEALL) recently profiled the Thurgood Marshall Law Library in its Winter 2015 Newsletter.
  • Mar 24

    Sue McCartyis the March Employee of the Month

    Sue McCartyis the March Employee of the Month
    When faculty at the Francis King Carey School of Law need assistance with law review articles and other works of scholarship their first call is to Sue McCarty, JD ‘04. As managing research fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library — a…
Rank this Week: 3620

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead

    Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead
    Turns out we've all been doing brainstorming wrong; this article from Fast Company tells us how to be significantly more effective through "brainwriting".(hat tip to Gerry Riskin)
  • Mar 20

    How to unshorten and shorten link

    How to unshorten and shorten link
    "You might be familiar with shortened links from social media or email. They’re handy for keeping things tidy and within a character limit, but you can’t see what you’re clicking on. What if the link is malicious or just a…
  • Mar 18

    Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?

    Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?
    Tips from Susannah Tredwell for designing a summer student training program, via Slaw.ca. The only thing I'd add is to show the students where the candy jar is, too -- gives them an extra reason to come to the library :)
Rank this Week: 3604

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/
  • Mar 26

    Throwback Thursday: Construction Edition

    Throwback Thursday: Construction Edition
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistYou might have noticed that there is a bit of dust in the air at South Texas College of Law as our entrance undergoes renovation. If you didn't notice the dust,…
  • Mar 25

    What's Cool in Tech: Office Len

    What's Cool in Tech: Office Len
    Have you ever wanted to convert your notes or brainstorming ideas from a whiteboard or blackboard and save them to your phone?  Well, Office Lens via Windows allows you to do just that!Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of…
  • Mar 25

    Collection Spotlight - More Women's History Month

    Collection Spotlight - More Women's History Month
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library!The Library's collection encompassessubjects beyond law.We close Women's History Monthwith these selections onwomen in politics and foreign affairs.
Rank this Week: 3550

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Mar 25

    ISKO - Findability and information management in the corporate workplace

    ISKO - Findability and information management in the corporate workplace
    Yesterday I was lucky enough to be able to attend not one but two Knowledge Management events. The first was the 4th Knowledge Management Forum 2015, which was organised by Practical Law Company and Thomson Reuters. I will blog about…
  • Mar 17

    Developing your intranet manager career

    Developing your intranet manager career
    Mark Morell, formerly of BT has written an interesting post on the Clearbox blog called "Developing your intranet manager career: it's all about partnerships" In the post Mark describes how the opportunities for organisations to develop their…
  • Mar 13

    5 priorities for intranet managers in 2015

    5 priorities for intranet managers in 2015
    5 is the magic number, or is that 3?Elizabeth Marsh of the digital workplace group has written a very interesting post on LinkedIn, which looks at the priorities identified by Digitial Workplace members for 2015. In her article she looks at…
Rank this Week: 3739

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • Mar 25

    AALL Joins Broad Coalition to Urge Surveillance Reform by June 1 Deadline

    AALL Joins Broad Coalition to Urge Surveillance Reform by June 1 Deadline
    By Elizabeth Holland In a letter signed by more than 45 privacy advocates, tech companies, and professional and trade associations, AALL today urged significant reform of our nation’s surveillance laws. Addressed to President Obama,…
  • Mar 18

    Today’s the Day! Participate in AALL’s Law Librarian Day of Action

    Today’s the Day! Participate in AALL’s Law Librarian Day of Action
    By Elizabeth Holland Today, nearly two dozen of your law librarian colleagues will meet with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill to discuss the most pressing issues affecting your profession. In 5 minutes or less, you can help to…
  • Mar 2

    March Washington E-Bulletin

    March Washington E-Bulletin
    The March issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET. IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 2015, Issue 03 *AALL Lobby Day Special Edition* A LOOK AHEAD Lobby Day Legislation ACT NOW Join Us March 18! AALL IN THE STATES UELMA Bill…
Rank this Week: 3640

Brian Huddleston

Brian Huddleston

Covers legal research, legal education and legal scholarship.

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

    USN&WR Law School Rankings, Color-Coded Changes, 2015 to 2016 Edition

    USN&WR Law School Rankings, Color-Coded Changes, 2015 to 2016 Edition
    Last's year's color-coded table of all changes to the published metrics in the U.S. News and World Report law school rankings proved to be useful to some folks, so here is this years version:As the document itself says, contact me for any…
  • Mar 17

    Law Library Awards Spam

    Law Library Awards Spam
    Got the following spam earlier today:The link in the e-mail goes to this page, with a screen capture here: And the “Claim Your Award” link there on that page leads to where we can buy our awards in either the plaque style,…
  • Mar 10

    Wikipedia and Case Brief

    Wikipedia and Case Brief
    Checking something in the computer lab, I saw a student left their Word document open - this is a screen capture of it - a noticed it had a lot of linked text and an option that most Word documents don’t have:And they had left the…
Rank this Week: 3587

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 2503

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/
  • Mar 25

    Breaking into the Glass Box (Women as Jurors)

    Breaking into the Glass Box (Women as Jurors)
    Women’s History Month is drawing to an end, and besides celebrating women’s establishment as judges, we should also remember that women serving as jurors was not always a given. Minnesota eliminated all legislative gender…
  • Mar 18

    Legislative Focus on the Family

    Legislative Focus on the Family
    Family law is having its day in the current session of the Minnesota Legislature. To start, a bill that would have drastically changed divorce proceedings by allowing couples to end marriages outside the court captured…
  • Mar 11

    Laws in Translation

    Laws in Translation
    As Minnesota becomes more complex and diverse, administration of justice requires that people have access to language-appropriate legal resources. For instance, Minnesota law provides that court interpreters be appointed for persons…
Rank this Week: 3043

CWSL Library News

CWSL Library News

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/library/
Rank this Week: 3530

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

Musings from the librarians of the Cornell Law Library on library resources, research tips and news.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Mar 24

    DVD of the Month: Compulsion

    DVD of the Month: Compulsion
    While our Popular DVD Collection features many contemporary titles such as Game of Thrones and House of Cards, we’ve also made it a point to feature classic titles that emphasize law, lawyers, public policy, and government. One of those…
  • Mar 18

    Celebrating Anne Lukingbeal Exhibit and Gallery

    Celebrating Anne Lukingbeal Exhibit and Gallery
    In honor of Dean of Students Anne Lukingbeal’s retirement this month and 37 years of service at Cornell Law School we have a new exhibit on display in the eating area just outside the Reading Room on the third floor of the law library.…
  • Mar 13

    Our Digital Repository Has a New Design!

    Our Digital Repository Has a New Design!
    Our digital repository Scholarship@Cornell Law has a new cleaner design that matches the look of our new website. Come check out the thousands of publications avalable from Cornell Law faculty and journals with our new look!
Rank this Week: 4374

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    Celebrating achievment

    Celebrating achievment
    I have been a very quiet blogger lately with a reasonably good excuse.  Since the beginning of August, 2014, I have been working to achieve certification in Lean Six Sigma. As of last Sunday, the formal part of my education in this…
  • Dec 18

    Getting Feedback

    Getting Feedback
    Between blogging at Slaw.ca, posting legal research tips at Slawtips.ca, and taking courses towards Lean Six Sigma certification, this poor blog has not had much attention in 2014.  Christmas is the traditional time for guilt trips.…
  • Jul 10

    New "small" for small claim

    New "small" for small claim
    The Alberta Provincial Court Civil Division monetary limit has been raised to $50,000 with this regulation amendment. Effective August 1, 2014 a small claim is not so small.
Rank this Week: 3562