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Biddleblog

Biddleblog

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

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

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

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

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review

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

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014
    Biddle Law Library continues to acquire new print and electronic titles.Take a look at our recent acquisitions!
Rank this Week: 1803

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

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

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
Rank this Week: 1807

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law…

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law Library Blog

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

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

    Jumpstart Returns!

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

    Bieber Fever Hits Maurer!!!

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

    One in a Million: The Law Library Digital Repository

    One in a Million: The Law Library Digital Repository
    You may have heard that last week our digital repository hit it’s millionth download.  For a law school repository that’s only two and a half years old, that’s pretty impressive.  But this may also have you…
Rank this Week: 1905

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
  • 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…
  • Mar 20

    Special Documentary Screening in Buffalo: “Kids for Cash”

    Special Documentary Screening in Buffalo: “Kids for Cash”
    The ticket reservation deadline has been extended to 8:00pm Friday, March 21. We have 32 reservations as of 11:00am Thursday, so we need 24 more. Please click on http://gathr.us/screening/7402 now so we can bring this screening to…
  • Jan 21

    iPad Gear: Protec Zip iPad Sling

    iPad Gear: Protec Zip iPad Sling
    After endless searching, I may finally have found the perfect bag for carrying my iPad and Apple wireless keyboard: the $35 dollar Protec Sling Bag. 50 pound dog added for scale. Available from Amazon (in black, green, or blue) and…
Rank this Week: 1957

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: 1970

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Apr 14

    Celebrate National Library Week: Post a Shelfie of Your Favorite Study Aid

    Celebrate National Library Week: Post a Shelfie of Your Favorite Study Aid
    . What is your favorite Study Aid: a Nutshell, a CALI lesson, a outline, your favorite reference librarian, an extra large latte from Pavement, your dog? Celebrate with us.  Send your study aid Shelfie to lawref@bu.edu and…
  • Apr 14

    Have an Immigration Question?

    Have an Immigration Question?
    The library has recently licensed two new resources that could help: AILA Link and the Hein Immigration Law and Policy in the U.S. library.  AILA, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, is starting to digitize their very helpful…
  • Mar 28

    The UN, the US and Human Right

    The UN, the US and Human Right
    The United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) issued a forceful report this week on the human rights record of the United States under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The report is linked here. The…
Rank this Week: 2020

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 14

    Sunday morning exhibit drawing

    Sunday morning exhibit drawing
    We have a winner!
  • Jul 14

    Paul Frank!

    Paul Frank!
    Totally thrilled to meet Paul Frank at the TS-SIS Cataloging & Classification Standing Committee Meeting Monday morning.
  • Jul 14

    Keynote session

    Keynote session
    image, originally uploaded by SpruceSt.Picture by Wendy Moore
Rank this Week: 2029

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Say Good-bye to Facebook email addresse

    Say Good-bye to Facebook email addresse
    Remember when Facebook changed everyone's email to ___@facebook.com? According to the verge, that service is about to die. Users are getting notified over the coming days, and going forward, emails should route to your default email address…
  • Jan 10

    Ontario Closing Cost

    Ontario Closing Cost
    Frost Law has a summary of closing costs for real estate purchase & sales in Ontario.
  • Jan 9

    DUI Case Involving Driver trying to Save Dying Cat

    DUI Case Involving Driver trying to Save Dying Cat
    Ron Chapman has an interesting post up on a DUI conviction where the driver was rushing a dying cat to the vet-hospital. While the driver was convicted under Florida DUI laws, he might not have been if it was a person involved.
Rank this Week: 2041

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: 2044

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

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

http://prodtest.courthouselibrary.ca/training/stream.aspx
  • Apr 15

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

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

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
  • Feb 28

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

    Glenn Veale: Formal settlement offer revoked by newer "informal" offer
    As counsel, are you confident in knowing when an offer to settle is no longer on the table? What conduct by one or the other party will be enough to revoke it? Although Rule 9-1(8) of the British Columbia Supreme Court Civil Rules states that…
Rank this Week: 2045

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: 2069

Library technican dialog

Library technican dialog

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

http://brendawoa.wordpress.com
  • Apr 10

    What do I do?

    What do I do?
    What got me started on this post was this article from INALJ (I need a library job) called 5 Things That People Don’t Realize Their Librarians Do. This is my year for public speaking. I’m sitting on a panel of…
  • Mar 9

    Raise a Reader

    Raise a Reader
    I know two toddlers that could not be more different. Rick’s mom is not a reader and finds “mom and tot” programs boring at the library. When I play with him, he is engaged but he doesn’t verbalize a lot. Things…
  • Feb 18

    New job, New direction

    New job, New direction
    There has been some dramatic changes in our lives lately. We moved from a busy urban environment to life in a small town in Saskatchewan. In the mean time, I was at a crossroads wondering if my career would be more in social media or in…
Rank this Week: 2109

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Apr 4

    Interesting Things of the Week #196

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

    Interesting Things of the Week #195

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

    Interesting Things of the Week #194

    Interesting Things of the Week #194
    TNT Eyeing ‘The Librarian’ TV Series Analysis: When was the Web really invented? 8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ 30th Anniversary…
Rank this Week: 2178

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: 2184

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Mar 13

    AR in the Classroom and Library

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

    Fun with Slide

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

    The Law School Ed Tech Blog return

    The Law School Ed Tech Blog return
    The Law School Ed Tech Blog has started up again with two new posts. The blog focuses on educational technology issues in law schools. Contributors include educational technologists and librarians from law schools around the country.In…
Rank this Week: 2187

Law Bod Blog

Law Bod Blog

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

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

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!

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

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014

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

    Flowers for Mothers’ Day

    Flowers for Mothers’ Day
    With Mothering Sunday this weekend, I thought it would be nice to take a quick walk through some of the traditional gifts for the day. Sadly I couldn’t find any legal references to Simnel Cake, though I’d had hopes for IP-related…
Rank this Week: 2212

TMLL Library News

TMLL Library News

Covers current affairs, legal research, statutes and weblogs. From the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law.

http://umlaw.typepad.com/tmll_news/
  • Apr 15

    Today's Library Hours and Library Acce

    Today's Library Hours and Library Acce
    Click here for the Library's Access Policy
  • Apr 15

    Extending Your Passwords For Summer Legal Research

    Extending Your Passwords For Summer Legal Research
    Now is the time to think about your summer access to the legal research databases. During the summer, students may access most of the Law Library's e-resources off-campus with a myUMB login. Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance and Westlaw also offer…
  • Apr 15

    New Hein Database: Women and the Law

    New Hein Database: Women and the Law
    HeinOnline has given the Law Library complimentary access to its new collection Women and the Law. This historical archive contains nearly 800 fully searchable titles, including books, biographies and periodicals, dedicated to women’s roles…
Rank this Week: 2221

Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

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

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Apr 15

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

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

    Congratulations to the Pace 2014 Estrella Trial Advocacy Team!

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

    Congratulations to the Pace First Voir Dire Team!

    Congratulations to the Pace First Voir Dire Team!
    Our Congratulations go to the First Pace Voir Dire Team that placed fifth overall at the Kansas City Show Me Challenge National Voir Dire Tournament and brought home Outstanding Voir Dire Award!  On April 4-6, 2014, Jon Panico (3L),…
Rank this Week: 2237

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: 2267

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: 2285

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: 2335

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

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

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

    Self-Help Forms Clinics in Carson City in April

    Self-Help Forms Clinics in Carson City in April
    Nevada Legal Services holds free forms completion clinics twice monthly in Carson City for people who are representing themselves in court.  The clinics are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the…
  • Apr 8

    Serving Our Seniors - Nevada Legal Services Clinic

    Serving Our Seniors - Nevada Legal Services Clinic
    Supreme Court Library is hosting Nevada Legal Services "Serving Our Seniors" on Friday, April 25, from 1-3 p.m.  Sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division and Nevada Legal Services.  Please call NLS at 775-284-3491 x214 to…
  • Feb 26

    Free WestlawNext Training and CLE at the Law Library

    Free WestlawNext Training and CLE at the Law Library
    On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Room 107 of the Law Library, we will be offering the following two CLE programs:10-11a - Introduction to WestlawNext (1 hour of general credit)11a-12p - Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Using…
Rank this Week: 2381

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: 2406

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Environmental Law Centre blog

    Environmental Law Centre blog
    One of the areas I don't often have an opportunity to research is environmental law.  Infrequent review of a subject area is one of the things that can make for inefficient research, especially in a regulatory rich subject like…
  • Mar 20

    LinkedIn Terms of Service changing March 26

    LinkedIn Terms of Service changing March 26
    How often do you review your social media channel terms of service and privacy policies?  At the Mireau household we (the Giggles and I - Mr. M. chooses not to participate in the social web) review our privacy settings on a regular…
  • Mar 12

    The end of Canada Gazette in print

    The end of Canada Gazette in print
    Well, that is it. Statutory Instrument 2014-19 registered March 12, 2014 titled Canada Gazette Publication Order, 2014 has been published. Three short lines that spell the end of a very long era. 1. The Canada Gazette is to continue to be…
Rank this Week: 2451

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

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: 2470

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Choice Reviews Online April 2014

    Choice Reviews Online April 2014
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Zarnowski, Frank.  American work-sports: a history of competitions for cornhuskers, lumberjacks, firemen and others.  McFarland, 2013.  230p bibl …
  • Mar 28

    Spring Meeting Deadline!

    Spring Meeting Deadline!
    April 7 is the deadline for registrations to the Spring Meeting which will be held on April 11 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm at South University. Make sure you get your registerations in next week to make the deadline. Here is the link to the…
  • Mar 11

    VALL Grant

    VALL Grant
    The VALL Executive Board has directed the Grants committee to award three grants to help members interested in attending the AALL Annual Meeting in San Antonio. The first of these grants is the Barbara Cumming Professional Development Grant…
Rank this Week: 2482

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and resources. From the South Texas College of Law.

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

    Terri LeClerq and Lydia Brandt, Leading Legal Research and Writing Experts in Texas are Criminal Justice Reformer

    Terri LeClerq and Lydia Brandt, Leading Legal Research and Writing Experts in Texas are Criminal Justice Reformer
    By Jessica R. Alexander, J.D., M.L.S.Terri LeClercq and Lydia Brandt are experts in the legal research and writing field. LeClercq, formerly taught legal writing at the University of Texas Law School. She consults and lectures widely on legal…
  • Mar 31

    Play Ball!

    Play Ball!
    It’s opening day and the cries of ‘play ball’ begin to echo over the diamond shaped fields, it’s my favourite time of the year, baseball season! With all it’s tradition and history, the game known as…
  • Mar 19

    Guidance on Same Sex Marriages and Federal Tax Law

    Guidance on Same Sex Marriages and Federal Tax Law
    By Jessica R. Alexander, J.D., M.L.S., Reference Librarian Tax filing season is upon us. Below are some web resources on same-sex marriage and federal and state income taxes: CCH Tax Briefing - IRS Position on Sam-Sex MarriageIRS Answers to…
Rank this Week: 2494

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2506

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/
  • Apr 14

    Law Commission reports and consultation paper

    Law Commission reports and consultation paper
    I was recently asked to find a 1981 Law Commission report on breach of confidence and thought that I'd share my research findings here. The Law Commission website includes the text of publications from 1996 onwards, and here in the Library we…
  • Mar 31

    Women & the Law - new content available via Hein Online

    Women & the Law - new content available via Hein Online
    This new collection available via Hein Online brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to women's roles in society and the law. Content focusses on the United States and covers subjects such as reproductive rights,…
  • Mar 18

    Library and IT Services annual student survey

    Library and IT Services annual student survey
    This year's survey is now live, and it's your chance to  tell us about your use of the IT and Library Services facilities, how important they are to you, and how satisfied you are with the existing provision.To complete the survey,…
Rank this Week: 2539

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    No good can come of thi

    No good can come of thi
    A few years back, the Obama administration delivered a new program to "stimulate" the economy.  They called it the Car Allowance Rebate System (aka "cash for clunkers").  Basically, you turn in your old, beat-up, smog spewing…
  • Apr 8

    Down but not out

    Down but not out
    So, the other day as I was getting my law Librarian groove on, I had a patron come up to me with a dilemma.  Seems he had filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court, had lost, and was now in the process of appealing that decision. …
  • Mar 30

    Everyone talk

    Everyone talk
    One of the things that I had to get used to being a law Librarian was the fact that people often treat me like their priest.  They will often will tell me things that they wouldn't dare tell their beautician.  Everyone has something…
Rank this Week: 2549

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…
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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: 2580

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Apr 15

    Never Assume Numerosity – 2014 Edition Take 2

    Never Assume Numerosity – 2014 Edition Take 2
    Rebecca Mullis attended an online program for Medical Diagnostic Sonography through Mountain State University. The program required her to attend a clinical externship to graduate, but there were no externship sites within a three-hour drive…
  • Apr 2

    Tall People and Class Action

    Tall People and Class Action
    April Fool’s–a day that one cannot trust what one reads on the Web, is fortunately over. So, please rest assured that Rutgers law student Brandon Riley’s note We’re Cramped as Hell, and We Won’t Take It Anymore:…
  • Apr 1

    Typicality Applies to Relief, Too - Ubaldi v. SLM Corp.

    Typicality Applies to Relief, Too - Ubaldi v. SLM Corp.
    In Ubaldi v. SLM Corp., No. 11-01320, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38587 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2014), the plaintiffs sued student-loan institution Sallie Mae for allegedly imposing unenforceable choice-of-law provisions on some of its borrowers,…
Rank this Week: 2590

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: 2589

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 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…
  • Aug 10

    United States Code website

    United States Code website
    The House Law Revision Counsel has created a beta website for the United States Code.  Check it out and give them your feedback. Thanks to In Custodia Legis.
Rank this Week: 2669

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/
  • Apr 10

    Summer Use of Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg Law

    Summer Use of Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg Law
    Westlaw Your Westlaw password will remain active over the summer for a limited number of research hours.  Westlaw does allow full summer access for the following permissible uses: Law school class Law Review or Journal work Moot…
  • Apr 9

    Alumni Legal Research Panel – TOMORROW at 12:15pm

    Alumni Legal Research Panel – TOMORROW at 12:15pm
    Please join us tomorrow for a lunchtime alumni panel featuring Kaitlyn Redfield Ortiz (’12) and Masha Shmukler (’11) to learn how your legal research skills can help you in your upcoming summer or post-graduation legal position…
  • Apr 2

    Alumni Legal Research Panel: What to Know Before you Go

    Alumni Legal Research Panel: What to Know Before you Go
    Please join us for a lunchtime panel on legal research in the “real world” Thursday, April 10th Room 105 at 12:15pm **Cookies and Starbucks coffee provided ** Kaitlyn Redfield Ortiz ‘12, will discuss her research experiences…
Rank this Week: 2702

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: 2731

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: 2776

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: 2889

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Westlaw Access Change

    Westlaw Access Change
    Westlaw's decided it's time for the Next step!  Beginning July 1, 2014, Westlaw will no longer provide access to WestlawClassic for the law school community nationwide.  An announcement will be made on Tuesday, April 15th on the…
  • Feb 28

    Lexis Advance summer access continue

    Lexis Advance summer access continue
    Lexis Advance will continue to permit law students and recent graduates to use their Lexis Advance ID for both school AND job related research this summer. Some employers do not allow summer associates to use their school Lexis Advance IDs,…
  • Feb 28

    New Library Materials - January 2014

    New Library Materials - January 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of January 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information
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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: 2902

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Apr 16

    Summer Research Boot Camp Slides Available

    Summer Research Boot Camp Slides Available
    Slides from last week's 1L Summer Legal Research Boot Camp are available below. Please don't hesitate to contact the law library if you have any summer research questions! Using Multi-State Surveys Free Legal Websites Legislative History…
  • Apr 8

    Attention All 1L Students! : Manadatory Legal Research Boot Camp

    Attention All 1L Students! : Manadatory Legal Research Boot Camp
    Summer is fast approaching and we’d like you all to be prepared for your summer work experience.  Please join us for the 3rd annual Legal Research Boot Camp on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 3: 15 pm-5:15 pm   This mandatory,…
  • Mar 28

    National Library Week Coming Soon

    National Library Week Coming Soon
    National Library Week (not making that up!) is coming this April 13-19. Games, fabulous prizes and more are all being developed right now. While you're waiting for the festivities to start, check out past UNH Law Library Weeks: 2013 - This…
Rank this Week: 2943

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/
  • Apr 15

    Thursday & Friday: Top Ten Research Tips for Your Summer Job

    Thursday & Friday: Top Ten Research Tips for Your Summer Job
    Thursday, April 17 at noon or Friday, April 18 at noon. WB 128 Get ready for summer success! Learn the law library's top ten tips to help you tackle research assignments at your summer job. The Thursday and Friday sessions are the same, so…
  • Apr 9

    Law Librarian Jon Ashley's Federal Suit Featured in Today's NYT

    Law Librarian Jon Ashley's Federal Suit Featured in Today's NYT
    Law librarian Jon Ashley is for the second time the named plaintiff in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the U.S. Department of Justice. The suit seeks the release of 30 prosecution agreements between the Justice Department and…
  • Apr 9

    Congressman Tim Ryan on "The Quiet Revolution," This Friday

    Congressman Tim Ryan on "The Quiet Revolution," This Friday
    Congressman Tim Ryan Talk: "The Quiet Revolution: How Mindfulness is Transforming Our Country" Friday at noon, Main Grounds (Nau Hall Auditorium) Congressman Tim Ryan has represented Ohio in Congress for more than a decade. He believes that…
Rank this Week: 3008

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
  • Apr 14

    Library Fine Amnesty Week!

    Library Fine Amnesty Week!
    Return overdue Law Library books to the Circulation Desk before 5pm on Friday, April 18, to receive forgiveness for any fines owed, no questions asked. Please note the following: Amnesty applies only to Law Library books. We cannot waive…
  • Apr 11

    Bobblehead of the Week: Justice John Paul Steven

    Bobblehead of the Week: Justice John Paul Steven
    With retired Justice John Paul Stevens in the news recently it seemed to appropriate to highlight his Green Bag Bobblehead, currently on display in the Gould Reading Room. Stevens was the second justice to be bestowed with a bobblehead in…
  • Apr 7

    Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research

    Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research
    The Law Library invites 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs to submit scholarly research papers to be considered for the annual Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research. Entries may include, but are not limited to, papers…
Rank this Week: 3047