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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: 1749

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

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

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Nov 10

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

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
Rank this Week: 1835

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 19

    What’s Your Research Resolution?

    What’s Your Research Resolution?
    With the New Year speeding towards us, many of us will start out the year with a New Year’s Resolution.  Often these resolutions revolve around one’s health or one’s career, the purpose being to purge oneself of bad…
  • Nov 19

    Roving the Repository: Alumni New

    Roving the Repository: Alumni New
    While roving the Law Library’s digital repository this month, I came across several law school publications for alumni.  In addition to current scholarship, the repository is growing its retrospective collection, and throughout our…
  • Nov 11

    In Thanks for Your Service – Resources and Benefits for Indiana Veteran

    In Thanks for Your Service – Resources and Benefits for Indiana Veteran
    On Veterans Day, as every day, we thank those who serve and who have served for your steadfast devotion to the fight for freedom and security, domestically and abroad. There are a wealth of resources available to returning service members,…
Rank this Week: 1863

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
  • 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…
  • May 10

    Good news, bad new

    Good news, bad new
    I have very mixed feelings about this. The fact that the USA Freedom Act has achieved such wide-ranging support may be less an indication of its compromises than of a fundamental shift in American views. In July 2013, following the ……
  • Apr 1

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination
    The New York State Board of Law Examiners today announced plans to simplify the Character and Fitness investigation process. “The current process, requiring the bar applicant to submit a significant amount of…
Rank this Week: 1926

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Dec 19

    Massachusetts Historical Documents and Law

    Massachusetts Historical Documents and Law
    Did you know that there was once a penalty imposed in Massachusetts if you celebrated Christmas?  Check out this law from 1659 (with modern spelling): “For preventing disorders arising in several places within this…
  • Dec 15

    Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program

    Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program
    There has been much controversy over the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. That Report is now available via the Federal Digital System web site as Senate Report…
  • Dec 12

    Admiralty & Maritime Law

    Admiralty & Maritime Law
    Looking to research admiralty and maritime law?  The Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries have some resources to help you get started. Secondary Sources Secondary sources are a good place to look if you want a broad overview of the law…
Rank this Week: 1977

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

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

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2006

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

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

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

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act

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

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

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

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
Rank this Week: 2012

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: 2028

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Cutter Law Adds TVM Product Page

    Cutter Law Adds TVM Product Page
    Stem client, Cutter Law, have added new product pages to support their transvaginal mesh practice.Those product lines include: Bard, Coloplast, Cook Medical, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Ethicon, and Mentor.
  • Jul 21

    Schedule Google Calendar Events Directly From Your Google Search Page

    Schedule Google Calendar Events Directly From Your Google Search Page
    Very slick!(via Search Engine Land)
  • Jul 17

    Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charge

    Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charge
    Stem client Lawrence Koplow, a Phoenix DUI lawyer, was consulted for an article on azcentral.com, West Valley police get new DUI enforcement tools, on what penalties drivers can face if charged with DUI in Arizona.
Rank this Week: 2061

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: 2067

GGU Law Library Blog

GGU Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and library updates. From the Golden Gate University School of Law Library.

http://goldengatelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Improve your legislative history research skills!  This webinar is designed to help students and recent graduates (and anyone else) get a head start on the type of research they are likely to be assigned during their summer positions. The…
  • Mar 17

    Survey Result

    Survey Result
    View a summary of the law library survey results: Student survey Faculty/Staff survey
  • Feb 24

    Winners!

    Winners!
    Thank you to all of the students who completed the law library survey! Congratulations to the winners of the prize drawing. $25 Amazon Gift Cards               Lien Tran Walaiporn Mekkriengkrai Ashley Dalton …
Rank this Week: 2080

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…
  • 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…
  • Jul 7

    Against YA?

    Against YA?
    Over at Slate they are trying their best to whip up controversy about sappy Young Adult novels. Ruth Graham thinks that ” …you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.” I am amused as…
Rank this Week: 2093

Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Dec 17

    Legal Writing Resources at Pace

    Legal Writing Resources at Pace
    Legal writing – one of the skills law students begin to practice as soon as they start a law school – is a skill requiring continuous practice. Check out the Pace Law Library’s collection of resources offering legal…
  • Dec 10

    New Additions to Our Law in Film Collection

    New Additions to Our Law in Film Collection
    The Pace Law Library has a growing Law in Film Collection. The following are some of the most recent additions to this collection, which is located on the main level of the library in our student lounge. All our patrons with borrowing…
  • Dec 8

    Tracing Federal Regulation

    Tracing Federal Regulation
    Legislative history research can be a difficult process, but finding historical information on federal rules and regulations can stump even experienced researchers. In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress, recently…
Rank this Week: 2112

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Nov 26

    Skills Refresh

    Skills Refresh
    This is the time of year to be thankful that we have the opportunity (or perhaps just inclination) to work with a variety of technologies in law libraries. It can also be a good time to take stock of your current skill development and…
  • Oct 30

    Some apps for classroom learning

    Some apps for classroom learning
    As we start getting into the teaching season, here are few new(ish) apps that might be helpful in creating effective teaching experiences for students. Adobe Presenter 10 Presenter provides a quick and easy-to-use software platform to…
  • Jun 9

    Seeking Volunteers for the Cool Tools Cafe at the AALL Annual Meeting

    Seeking Volunteers for the Cool Tools Cafe at the AALL Annual Meeting
    Cool Tools Café will be at the AALL Annual Meeting again this year.  This program will feature informal demos of tools, apps, and gadgets that will help librarians create, organize, and deliver information, increase productivity,…
Rank this Week: 2115

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…
  • 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…
  • Jun 2

    Interesting Things of the Week #199

    Interesting Things of the Week #199
    The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think - Ted talk Developing an Online First Mentality, Part One: What IS Online First?  CrazyEgg heatmap tracker – just signed up for a free…
Rank this Week: 2143

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2152

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/
  • Dec 11

    Today's Library Hour

    Today's Library Hour
    Click here for the Library's Access Policy
  • Dec 11

    New Database: HeinOnline's World Treaty Library

    New Database: HeinOnline's World Treaty Library
    The Law Library now has a subscription to HeinOnline's new World Treaty Library. This collection brings together works from Rohn, Dumont, Wiktor, and Martens to create an incredibly rich collection of treaties. Click here for a sampling of…
  • Oct 30

    User Services Desk Closed Today from 2-3

    User Services Desk Closed Today from 2-3
    The Library's front desk, the User Services Desk, will be closed today from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. While there will be no library services during that time, the Library will remain open.
Rank this Week: 2204

Jason the Content Librarian

Jason the Content Librarian

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

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

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie

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

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian

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

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord
    Everyone is busy imagining why the IBM computer Watson is so important to their own industry. Robert C. Weber writes in the National Law Journal about how great it will be when computers like Watson can perform legal research on their own.
Rank this Week: 2215

Law Bod Blog

Law Bod Blog

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

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

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!
    You can now find us at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/lawbod/, the new home of Bodleian Libraries blogs.  If you follow us by RSS, or through our Twitter, Facebook and website updates you don’t need to do anything – all these…
  • Apr 15

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!

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

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014
    Please note that, due to an electrical shutdown for the entire St Cross Building from 6.30am to 10am on Tuesday 8 April,  the Bodleian Law Library will not open until 10am. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.    
Rank this Week: 2225

Suffolk Law Library Blog

Suffolk Law Library Blog

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

    Legal Research Workshop

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

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion

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

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

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental
    A British Judge rejected a bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental."A mother involved in a legal battle to prevent her seven-year-old son from having radiotherapy to treat a…
Rank this Week: 2286

Law Library News

Law Library News

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

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

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

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

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information

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

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem
    For May I have chosen 10 interesting videos that have not been previously highlighted. Note: as of May 1st the Law Library is swipe card access only. However, you can still borrow these videos by finding them in the online catalogue and using…
Rank this Week: 2301

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • 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.
  • Jun 18

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie
    Attention: Law librariansThe Law Society of Alberta is seeking input from the legal community on our future involvement in funding of Alberta Law Libraries. The consultation will solicit input from practicing lawyers, the judiciary, law…
Rank this Week: 2360

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Covers legal research tips. By Paula Doty and Christine Timko.

http://nvsctlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2368

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
Rank this Week: 2377

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/
  • Dec 18

    Fred Parks Law Library Holiday Hour

    Fred Parks Law Library Holiday Hour
    As a reminder the Fred Parks Law Library will be closed starting at 5:00pm December 19, 2014 and will re-open at 7:30am January 2, 2015. The library staff at the Fred Parks Law Library would like to wish all our students, staff, faculty…
  • Dec 15

    Collection Spotlight - Suggested Leisure Reading

    Collection Spotlight - Suggested Leisure Reading
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library!The Library has more than texts and legal resources. We also have a selection of fiction.Larry Thompson's So Help Me God usesSouth Texas as a…
  • Nov 27

    In Memoriam: Harry Reed, 1923-2014

    In Memoriam: Harry Reed, 1923-2014
    By Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College Archivist     “You want to try teaching Texas land titles?” That question from Joe Williamson began Harry Reed’s 62-year relationship with…
Rank this Week: 2391

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Virginia's Access to Justice Commission: The First Year

    Virginia's Access to Justice Commission: The First Year
    by Gail Warren  In early 2013, utilizing an “Access to Justice Commission Expansion Project Grant” from the American Bar Association, the Supreme Court of Virginia convened an Access to Justice Planning Committee,…
  • Nov 24

    VALLkyrie Gail Zwirner, VALL Past President

    VALLkyrie Gail Zwirner, VALL Past President
    by Sally Wambold    Kent Olson has dubbed Gail a VALLKyrie.  I was so delighted by this designation that I thought all VALL members should know who their VALLkyrie is! Gail remembers becoming VALL president in 1999…
  • Nov 19

    Factory Man by Beth Macy

    Factory Man by Beth Macy
    By Evelyn Campbell   Factory Man is about John Bassett III, a third generation factory man, whose family built the Bassett Furniture Company, once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer in the world. It is also more than…
Rank this Week: 2436

Strategic Librarian

Strategic Librarian

Covers strategies to develop and lead law firm libraries. By Nina Platt.

http://strategiclibrarian.com
  • Mar 11

    Disruptive Technology or Innovation is Not a Myth

    Disruptive Technology or Innovation is Not a Myth
    The first paragraph in this post is part of the Pinhawk Librarian News Digest today – a daily email newsletter I edit.  What follows are my thoughts on the idea of disruptive technology/innovation being a myth. Wikipedia defines…
  • Aug 29

    Storytelling: From Analytics to Qualitative Measurement

    Storytelling: From Analytics to Qualitative Measurement
    The articles in this post were originally highlighted in the Pinhawk Librarian News Digest. The following articles came together for me this morning and made me think about a memo I wrote early in my career.  It was to a managing partner…
  • Mar 25

    LAC Group & Rapid Research Solutions: R2S

    LAC Group & Rapid Research Solutions: R2S
    I’ve made a few career changes over the last few years, but nothing compares to what I am currently doing.  I was asked to join LAC Group last year and was very excited to start in July after discussions with law librarian,…
Rank this Week: 2448

Mississippi College Law Library…

Mississippi College Law Library Blog

Covers library updates and legal news.

http://mclawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Minor Library Construction

    Minor Library Construction
    The library will be undergoing some minor renovations over the next day or two and will not be the quite place with which you are familiar. We are installing some power outlets in the floor on the 2nd floor of the library ease of patron…
  • Jul 6

    Bar Studying Extended Hour

    Bar Studying Extended Hour
    O.k., breaking news is a bit of overkill but the library is going to stay open with some slightly extended hours on the weekend - 12-6 on Saturday and Sunday - the weekends of July the 10/11, 17/18, and 24/25 for bar exam studiers.
  • Jul 2

    Pig Book

    Pig Book
    Today we pass along a non-"official" source that is from the Citizen's Against Waste. The Pig Book is a 60 page or so accounting of Congressional spending as determined by their editors.
Rank this Week: 2462

Carolina Blawg

Carolina Blawg

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

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

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  • Jun 22

    eBooks in the Law Library

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

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline has added the American Series of Foreign Penal Codes to is Foreign and International Law Resources database. The newly added 32 volumes provide "accurate English translations of important Penal Codes of foreign countries." Each…
Rank this Week: 2475

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Law Library Holiday Hour

    Law Library Holiday Hour
    The Law Library will be closed December 14, 2014 -- January 11, 2015.Normal business hours resume on January 12, 2015. Merry Christmas!
  • Dec 2

    Extended Hours for Exam

    Extended Hours for Exam
    The Law Library will be operating on an extended schedule through the end of final exams.Hours:  (December 1 through December 12):Sunday:   2 p.m. -- 2 a.m.Monday-Friday: 7;30 a.m. -- 2 a.m.Saturday: 8 am. -- 2 a.m.
  • Nov 7

    New Future Interests App!

    New Future Interests App!
    A professor at University of South Carolina School of Law has just launched an app designed to help students studying Estates, Future Interests, and the RAP.  According to the description, "this app provides step-by-step instructions to…
Rank this Week: 2503

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/
  • Dec 18

    Christmas opening hours & festive greeting

    Christmas opening hours & festive greeting
    As you may have seen elsewhere, for the first time this year the Library will be open between Christmas and New Year, as well as during the three days before the start of term. Full details can be found on the Library web site. We're…
  • Nov 24

    IALS Student Law Review - issue on child protection

    IALS Student Law Review - issue on child protection
    This term's Institute newsletter includes a mention of the latest issue of the IALS Student Law Review, this focuses on reforming the law on child protection. As the newsletter explains, it:arose out of a workshop organised by the…
  • Nov 13

    Crime data on the UK Data Service

    Crime data on the UK Data Service
    About 5 years ago I blogged about the availability of crime data on ESDS, the predecessor to the UK Data Service. Having 'attended' a webinar run by UKDS this week, I thought that a follow-up post wouldn't go amiss. A wide range of datasets…
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Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    It Just Get's Better and Better

    It Just Get's Better and Better
    Well, it's that time of year for all the crazies to come out of hiding.  Yep - it's time for all the scammers and con artists to ply their trade to get you (and unsuspecting public) to cough up your hard won monies.  Heck, I just…
  • Dec 9

    Things you can do without

    Things you can do without
    The other day, I had a young-ish lawyer-type person come into the law library wearing a boot on his foot.  Turns out he had had a bunion excised from his foot and he was in healing mode (hence, the boot).  He told me that it had…
  • Dec 2

    Word of the Month for December 2014

    Word of the Month for December 2014
    Have you ever had a job that, when you open your eyes in the morning, you say, "I get to go to work, today!"  Being a law Librarian is just like that for me.  One of the best parts is working with the general public.  I guess…
Rank this Week: 2529

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Dec 17

    The Rules Advisory Committee Study Agenda – Rule 23(e)

    The Rules Advisory Committee Study Agenda – Rule 23(e)
    Amending Rule 23 would add clarity to the settlement process and teeth to the protection of absent class members.  But to solve the real class settlement process, the Advisory Committee will have to look at why so many weak claims…
  • Dec 10

    What Will Be in the Coming Class Action Amendments?

    What Will Be in the Coming Class Action Amendments?
                I’ve written a little so far about the fact that Rule 23 is likely to undergo revision in the next few years.  Last week Judge Robert Michael Dow, who is a member of the Advisory Committee…
  • Dec 3

    Strategic Ambiguity in Complex Litigation

    Strategic Ambiguity in Complex Litigation
    Defense lawyers, especially class-action defense lawyers, live in a world ruled by ambiguity.  While they’re often more predictable than they like to believe, judges work to keep their intentions in a given case ambiguous. …
Rank this Week: 2532

Legal Periodicals

Legal Periodicals

For those interested in legal periodical publishing, indexing, searching, ranking and use. Edited by John Doyle, Washington and Lee University Law Library.

http://bloggery.wlu.edu/lawrevs/
  • Feb 20

    article on law review

    article on law review
    An article of mine, to be published soon in the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, entititled, The Law Reviews: Do Their "Paths of Glory Lead But to the Grave"? is available at: http://lawlib.wlu.edu/articles/lawreviews.pdf John…
  • Feb 20

    article on law review

    article on law review
    An article of mine, to be published soon in the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, entititled, The Law Reviews: Do Their “Paths of Glory Lead But to the Grave”? is available at: http://lawlib.wlu.edu/articles/lawreviews.pdf John…
  • Jan 2

    Law Journal Rankings Updated For 2008

    Law Journal Rankings Updated For 2008
    The law journal rankings database at http://lawlib.wlu.edu/LJ has been updated through 2008. An extra effort was made this year to rank all listed journals (in previous years a significant number of law journals had been listed in the…
Rank this Week: 2571

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
  • Feb 12

    Better late than never

    Better late than never
    In addition to the new databases we mentioned in the last post, the library also added some new hardware. You have probably noticed that we no longer have any photocopiers in the library. These have been replaced by three book scanners. There…
  • Jan 16

    New Database Content

    New Database Content
    We have recently added more content to our HeinOnline Database, which you can get to via our Research Databases link.  The most important of addition was the United Nations Law Collection, which contains exact reproductions of major…
  • May 1

    New Building

    New Building
    Our new building has been getting a lot of press recently, and rightfully so. The new law school building is gorgeous. Read some of the stories and see pitures in: 1. Baltimore Business Journal: University of Baltimore offers glimpse into new…
Rank this Week: 2595

The Life of Books

The Life of Books

Explores the idea that 'books are dead. By Professor Richard Leiter.

http://thelifeofbooks.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Misunderstood: West Publishing as Content Provider

    Misunderstood: West Publishing as Content Provider
    I read with interest this morning, Simon Chester's interesting post on SLAW about Thomson Reuters' Bold Leap to become a software company. It's an interesting piece that gives additional perspective on the announcements TR made at the recent…
  • Jan 22

    The Future of Primary Law

    The Future of Primary Law
    West's (OK, Thomson Reuters, technically, but it will always be West to me) announcement that they are shifting focus on becoming a legal software/services company rather than a being primarily a content "creator," should send a…
  • Oct 14

    Challenges of Mining Case Citations from Law Review Article

    Challenges of Mining Case Citations from Law Review Article
    The previous post was written two weeks ago. And I've been working primarily with Paul Deschner of the HLSL Innovation Lab to design an algorithm that can mine cases from a full text law review database. There are some interesting challenges…
Rank this Week: 2601

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/
  • Dec 17

    Intersession and Holiday Hour

    Intersession and Holiday Hour
    Intersession has started at the Law School, and our hours have been heavily pruned to reflect that.   From Wednesday, December 17 – Saturday, January 10th, our hours will be as follows: Monday – Saturday from 8:00 am –…
  • Dec 3

    Extended Hours for Final

    Extended Hours for Final
    Starting today, December 3, the Ross-Blakley Law Library will be open until midnight so that you can study just a little bit longer.  Why don’t you stay, work on an essay, look at some law books, seek hiding nooks, and watch our…
  • Dec 1

    A Sweet Treat from the Law Library During Exam

    A Sweet Treat from the Law Library During Exam
    Finals are approaching and the Law Library wants you to take a break and have a treat.  During the reading and exam period we will send out special Treat Tweets.  When you get the Treat Tweet, come to the Reference office or the…
Rank this Week: 2634

Schaffer Law Library Blog

Schaffer Law Library Blog

Covers legal news, legal research, new books, and technology.

http://albanylawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 17

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome New Students!
    The Schaffer Law Library would like to welcome the incoming 1Ls.  Please feel free to visit the library’s website to find great resources to help you in your first year courses.
  • Aug 17

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome New Students!
    The Schaffer Law Library would like to welcome the incoming 1Ls.  Please feel free to visit the library’s website to find great resources to help you in your first year courses.Filed under: Library Busine
  • Aug 10

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
    From the Centre’s website: “The document library is an up to date collection of the most credible publications available on governance, conflict and social development issues. It includes brief, policy-oriented summaries of each document…
Rank this Week: 2683

Pace Law Library Podcasts

Pace Law Library Podcasts

Law related talks from the Pace community.

http://pacelawlibrary.classcaster.net/
  • Mar 12

    Ms. Priya Rai on Access to Indian Digital Legal Information

    Ms. Priya Rai on Access to Indian Digital Legal Information
    In July 2012, the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) presented a program at the annual conference in Boston, MA titled Access…
  • Dec 21

    Pace Investor Rights Clinic: Modest Means New Yorkers Have a Pro Bono Advocate in Wall Street Dispute

    Pace Investor Rights Clinic: Modest Means New Yorkers Have a Pro Bono Advocate in Wall Street Dispute
    Hello! For our last podcast of the year 2012, the Library is proud to feature one of our John Jay Legal Services clinical programs – Pace Investor Rights Clinic, also known as PIRC. With the leadership, mentoring, and support of…
  • Jun 4

    Bookbag to Briefcase 2012

    Bookbag to Briefcase 2012
    The fourth annual Bookbag to Briefcase program was held on April 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Pace Law Library, offering a wide range of tips and tricks to students on how to succeed in a law firm environment. Students attended this…
Rank this Week: 2701

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/
  • Dec 17

    Yes, Virginia, There <i>is</i> an Arthur J. Morri

    Yes, Virginia, There &lt;i&gt;is&lt;/i&gt; an Arthur J. Morri
    Some of "The Many Faces of AJM" His name adorns the library entrance, extending a silent welcome to all in our community who seek to learn the law. Though he never utters a word aloud (it is a library, after all), his face faithfully greets…
  • Dec 15

    Breathing Through the Final Week of Exam

    Breathing Through the Final Week of Exam
    Breathe through the homestretch of finals period during our last two 15-minute guided meditation breaks of the semester -- Monday, December 15 at 12:30pm and Wednesday, December 17 at 3:30pm in the Law Library’s Klaus Room. Anytime…
  • Nov 4

    18th Century Dictionary Returns to U.Va.

    18th Century Dictionary Returns to U.Va.
    Title page to the 1766 edition of Malachy Postlethwayt’s Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. In 1766, British economic writer Malachy Postlethwayt argued that the grand commercial ambitions of the British empire started with…
Rank this Week: 2841

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 25

    Update to University of Wyoming Novels of Justinian Site

    Update to University of Wyoming Novels of Justinian Site
    The University of Wyoming Law Library has posted re-scanned versions of Justice Blume’s English translation of Justinian’s Novels in their Annotated Justinian Code web site. This new edition is much more legible than the first, which was…
  • Jul 9

    The English Fox in the Louisiana Civil Law Chausse- Trappe

    The English Fox in the Louisiana Civil Law Chausse- Trappe
    The Louisiana Law Review has published The English Fox in the Louisiana Civil Law Chausse- Trappe: Civil Law Concepts in the English Language; Comparativists Beware!, 69 La Law Rev 715 (Summer 2009), an article, presented in the La. Law Rev.
  • Jul 9

    The Future of the Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog

    The Future of the Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog
    Last month I accepted a new job as the Director of the Law Library and assistant professor of law at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. As can be expected, my duties there have very little to do with…
Rank this Week: 2875

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

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

    New Library Materials - June through August 2014

    New Library Materials - June through August 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials from June through August 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
  • Jun 16

    New Library Materials - May 2014

    New Library Materials - May 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of May 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
  • Jun 12

    New Library Materials - April 2014

    New Library Materials - April 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of  April 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
Rank this Week: 2878

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Nov 26

    Library will close early on November 26th

    Library will close early on November 26th
    Due to the impending snow storm, the Law Library will close at noon on November 26th.  We will re-open Friday, November 28th at 8:00 am.
  • Nov 25

    Board Games now available in Law Library

    Board Games now available in Law Library
    Finally, our long national nightmare is over and board games are now available at the law library. If you need a break from studying, stop over and check out a childhood favorite or learn a new baord game. This is a great way to take a…
  • Nov 5

    Update: Law Library Open on Veteran's Day

    Update: Law Library Open on Veteran's Day
    The UNH Law Library will be open normal hours on this November 11, 2014 Veteran's Day.
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The Garbrecht Gazette

The Garbrecht Gazette

Covers library news, recent acqusitions, sponsered events, training sessions, legal news, and legal research tips. From the Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library at the University of Maine School of Law.

http://umainelawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution: Get This Award Winner For Your Collection

    The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution: Get This Award Winner For Your Collection
    Congratulations to Professor Malick Ghachem!  His recent book, The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution, published by Cambridge University Press, has recently been awarded the American Historical Association's 2012 Major Book Prize. …
  • Sep 6

    Ebook Versions of Federal Rules--FREE from CALI and LLI

    Ebook Versions of Federal Rules--FREE from CALI and LLI
    CALI, in cooperation with the Cornell Legal Information Institute is offering free, downloadable versions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Evidence in Ebook form. They are avaiable from CALI's eLangdell…
  • Aug 31

    Sports Law Symposium: Law and the Olympic Movement

    Sports Law Symposium: Law and the Olympic Movement
    The University of Maine School of Law and the Sports Law Group at the law firm of Preti, Flaherty are sponsoring a symposium on September 13, 2011 entitled "Law and the Olympic Movement". The distinguished panel will be discussing many issues…
Rank this Week: 2888

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
  • Dec 17

    New Books List for December

    New Books List for December
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for December 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. The Internationalisation of Legal…
  • Dec 10

    Cornell Companions Photo Gallery

    Cornell Companions Photo Gallery
    Once again we had a great time with the Cornell Companions therapy animals this week as you can see from this photo gallery. Thank you to everyone who attended and to the Cornell Companions and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Club for…
  • Dec 8

    Reminder: Therapy Animals on Campus TODAY from Noon to 1pm!

    Reminder: Therapy Animals on Campus TODAY from Noon to 1pm!
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