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ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Aug 17

    Fall 2015 Law Library Hours & New Website

    Fall 2015 Law Library Hours & New Website
    Welcome to our incoming OneLs and welcome back, upper-division students! You've probably noticed some significant changes to USF web pages, including the law library website. Our most current hours, including information on special holiday…
  • Jul 15

    Bloomberg Law Monitoring Tool

    Bloomberg Law Monitoring Tool
    Bloomberg Law, available to all USF Law current faculty, staff, and students, offers a number of cutting-edge current awareness tools. One to use if you're working in a regulation-heavy field -- the Monitor Regulators tool. Go to the…
  • May 24

    Summer Research Desk Hour

    Summer Research Desk Hour
    Our normal research desk hours during the summer are: Monday - Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm Friday: 9 am to 4:30 pm We will offer weekend research desk assistance on the following dates during the summer: Saturday, June 13:...
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The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

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

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    New Acquisition: Revolutionary Period Reference Letter

    New Acquisition: Revolutionary Period Reference Letter
     This acquisition, dated 1783, is a letter of reference. In it, Peter W. Yates, Esq., endorses Anthony Hoffman’s good moral character and affirms that Hoffman clerked in his office for a period of one year. Yates was a prominent…
  • Jul 29

    The Otis Family: Part 3

    The Otis Family: Part 3
     Two previous posts showcased some of our Otis materials, which are largely related to the legal practice of James Otis, Sr. Otis was the father of the patriot James Otis, Jr., the poet and political writer Mercy Otis Warren, and the…
  • Jul 14

    Recent Acquisition: More from Joseph Story on Proposed Federal Bankruptcy Law

    Recent Acquisition: More from Joseph Story on Proposed Federal Bankruptcy Law
     A previous post introduced readers to the correspondence between Joseph Story and William Tudor. At the time of the letters, Story (1779-1845) was serving as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Tudor, who wanted to…
Rank this Week: 2038

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

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

http://jimmilles.com
  • Aug 4

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

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

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

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

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
Rank this Week: 2175

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jun 3

    Two noteworthy full-text databases for environmental research

    Two noteworthy full-text databases for environmental research
    With a wealth of environmental courses to select this summer, it is noteworthy that our library subscribe to two environmental related databases — Environment Complete and GreenFILE. These two databases are both full-text databases by…
  • May 15

    Library Hours Update

    Library Hours Update
    May 11- May 15, Monday to Friday 8am – 5 pm May 16, Saturday 9am – 3pm May 17, Sunday closed May 18 – May 22, Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm May 23 – May 24, Saturday to Sunday … Continue reading →
  • May 5

    Database of the Month for May — Oxford Dictionaries Online

    Database of the Month for May — Oxford Dictionaries Online
    Maybe you’re still working on finalizing the term papers, or getting ready for the summer or for a vacation in a foreign country, you will find Oxford Dictionaries Online a handy tool to help hone your English skills. We have ……
Rank this Week: 1970

Utah State Law Library Blog

Utah State Law Library Blog

Provides information about Utah legal research, self-help resources, new books and briefs.

http://www.utcourts.gov/lawlibrary/blog/
  • Mar 14

    So Long, Blog

    So Long, Blog
    Dear loyal blog readers: We are retiring the Utah State Law Library blog after more than four years and 800+ posts. The blog has been a great way for library staff to share library news, new forms, court resources and...
  • Mar 7

    SLC Infobase

    SLC Infobase
    The Salt Lake City's website provides a wealth of resources for SLC residents, including information about the city justice court, city services like garbage pickup or snow removal, and city council news. If you're interested in some historic…
  • Mar 4

    National Consumer Protection Week

    National Consumer Protection Week
    March 3-9, 2013 is National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). Organizations from around the nation developed National Consumer Protection week to make people aware of their consumer rights and help them make better financial decisions. The…
Rank this Week: 2073

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: 2297

InfoBrief

InfoBrief

A Cornell Law Library current awareness service for the Cornell Law School faculty.

http://infobrief.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Dear Readers A

    Dear Readers A
    Dear Readers, As you may know, the Cornell Law Library has been maintaining two blogs, InfoBrief and Competitive Edge. We have decided to merge the two blogs under the banner of InfoBrief. To stay current with InfoBrief, you will want to…
  • Apr 18

    New Books at Cornell Law Library

    New Books at Cornell Law Library
    The latest list of New Books is available on the Law Library web site.  Click here to view the entire list.  It includes all new books at the Law Library as well as law-related books at other libraries on campus.  Here are a few titles…
  • Mar 28

    New Law Books at Cornell

    New Law Books at Cornell
    The latest list of New Books for February 16-29 is available on the Law Library web site.  Click here to view the entire list.  It includes all new books at the Law Library as well as law-related books at other libraries on campus.  Here…
Rank this Week: 1960

Ballad in Plain E

Ballad in Plain E

Covers law libraries and library technicians.

http://www.balladinplaine.com
  • May 13

    Ballad in Plain E is going into hibernation

    Ballad in Plain E is going into hibernation
    I guess I knew this day would come, but surprisingly, I’m not sad about it. With lots of exciting but time-consuming things happening in my life lately, and a moderately successful new group blogging endeavour underway, I’m just…
  • Mar 26

    The value of law library staff: the position, or the person?

    The value of law library staff: the position, or the person?
    Karen over at Library Technician Dialog has just written a great post entitled “A Value Proposition“.  In it she explains something we’ve been thinking and talking about lately: why Winnipeg law firms don’t employ as…
  • Mar 24

    Ada Lovelace Day 2009: Marg Anderson and Darlene Taylor

    Ada Lovelace Day 2009: Marg Anderson and Darlene Taylor
    I’ve been thinking all day about who I might write about for Ada Lovelace Day, the day that celebrates women and technology. I realised that it would only be fitting to write about two women who taught me during my two years doing the…
Rank this Week: 1965

LaValley Library at the University…

LaValley Library at the University of Toledo College of Law

http://lavalleylibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    Election website

    Election website
    There are a couple websites that may be of interest to Lucas County voters.First off there is http://www.lucascountyvotes.org/ which goes to the Board of Elections section of the Lucas County government website. There are lists of the…
  • Jan 14

    Tax Time link

    Tax Time link
    Once again it is time for the taxman, er, taxperson. Here are the links to the Federal, state of Ohio, and Toledo income tax information and forms.IRS publications and documentsOhio income tax linksToledo income tax link
  • Jan 8

    FBI Crime Statistics, prelim 2007 first half

    FBI Crime Statistics, prelim 2007 first half
    Crime rates fell in the first half of 2007, according to premilinary FBI statistics.Here's the link to the FBI's story, which has a link to the statistics themselves.
Rank this Week: 2198

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

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

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/27
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlThe Supreme Court Bulletin was updated to include the Tribal Supreme Court Project's August 27, 2015 Update Memorandum.  U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Aug 21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/21
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlUnited States v. Escalanti (Proof of Tribal Enrollment, Major Crimes Act)Harvey v. Ute Indian tribe of the Uintah and Ouray reservation (Civil…
  • Aug 13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/13
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlKnight v. Thompson (Prison Hair Length Policies, Native American Religious Freedom)United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 2582

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Aug 27

    August 27: Reminder of Library Hour

    August 27: Reminder of Library Hour
    Monthly library hours, all the way to June 30, 2016, are posted here on the library's website. Need to know if we'll be open on Thursday, December 17th? (We are - until Midnight). Check the super calender here. Holidays, shortened hours and…
  • Jul 8

    Health Affairs eJournal now available

    Health Affairs eJournal now available
    The UNH Law community now has access to Health Affairs eJournal. This journal 'is the leading journal of health policy thought and research. read more
  • Jul 2

    Law Library Closed Friday, July 3

    Law Library Closed Friday, July 3
    The UNH Law Library is closed on Friday, July 3. Full details on summer hours are available here: http://library.law.unh.edu/CalendarAccess. 
Rank this Week: 2649

Law Library of Congress: Research…

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

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

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • Aug 26

    Legal Status of Khat in Selected Jurisdiction

    Legal Status of Khat in Selected Jurisdiction
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Legal Status of Khat in Selected Jurisdictions. The report summarizes the legal status of khat (Catha edulis, also known as kat, qat, chat, and miraa), a plant whose leaves have a…
  • Aug 5

    Germany: Electronic Cigarette

    Germany: Electronic Cigarette
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Germany: Electronic Cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes in Germany are currently not subject to any age-related access restrictions. The Federal Administrative Court concluded…
  • Jul 29

    Islamic Law: A Bibliography of Works Published in English, 2009-2014

    Islamic Law: A Bibliography of Works Published in English, 2009-2014
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Islamic Law: A Bibliography of Works Published in English, 2009-2014. This bibliography contains English-language books and articles within books that discuss Islamic law. The…
Rank this Week: 3057

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Welcome Law Students!

    Welcome Law Students!
    Welcome to Regent University School of Law!  The Law Library will play an important role in your law school education.  In addition to offering both individual and group study areas, the Law Library provides a physical…
  • Aug 17

    Welcome First Year Students!

    Welcome First Year Students!
    Welcome First Year Students! Law Library tours are being offered as part of Orientation.  Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the services and resources available to you!  A sign-up sheet will be…
  • May 13

    Bar Exam Resources!

    Bar Exam Resources!
    Taking the Bar Exam? Check out Regent Law Library's Preparing for the Bar Exam LibGuide! (http://libguides.regent.edu/barexam) The guide includes helpful information for EVERY state. Are you a Regent Law grad sitting for the exam in…
Rank this Week: 3100

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • Aug 24

    AALL Joins Coalition to Call for Public Access to Congressional Research Service Report

    AALL Joins Coalition to Call for Public Access to Congressional Research Service Report
    By Elizabeth Holland Today, AALL joined a coalition of 40 organizations and 90+ individuals to call on Congress to expand public access to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports. In a letter sent to the leadership of the Senate…
  • Aug 3

    August Washington E-Bulletin

    August Washington E-Bulletin
    The August issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET. IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 2015, Issue 08 A LOOK AHEAD So-Called Cybersecurity Legislation Called Into Question ACT NOW Tell your Senators to Oppose the Cybersecurity…
  • Jul 28

    Stop CISA

    Stop CISA
    By Elizabeth Holland Today, AALL joins a number a number of privacy advocates, civil liberties groups, security experts, and technology companies for a Day of Action in opposition to the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA, S. 754). Our…
Rank this Week: 3113

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Aug 24

    How to Change Your Voter Party-Affiliation Registration in Oregon

    How to Change Your Voter Party-Affiliation Registration in Oregon
    It’s easy to register to vote in Oregon, online, in person, by mail. Visit the Oregon Secretary of State Elections homepage or the Register to Vote page directly. It’s also easy to update your contact information,…
  • Aug 6

    Homeless in Portland: Business Alliance, Street Roots, and the Law of Urban Planning 101

    Homeless in Portland: Business Alliance, Street Roots, and the Law of Urban Planning 101
    There has been a recent slew of articles and editorials on homelessness in Oregon, but this editorial stands out – and not just as a reminder that Street Roots is always worth reading. The editorial needs a few footnotes,…
  • Aug 6

    Research Foreign and International Law Like a Pro

    Research Foreign and International Law Like a Pro
    If you’re not an expert researcher or if you don’t have access to a large law library with professional foreign and international law librarians, the key to productive legal research is the “Legal Research Guide,” most…
Rank this Week: 2683

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Aug 24

    Tours for New Student

    Tours for New Student
    Please join us for a tour of the library. There is no need to register, just meet in the atrium of the Williams library at the times listed below. Tours for JD Students Tours include Williams library only, and last about 20-30 minutes.…
  • Aug 21

    Welcome to Georgetown Law Library!

    Welcome to Georgetown Law Library!
    The campus is more alive now that the students are returning! For those new to Georgetown Law, you should have received an e-mail from the library with information on registering your Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law passwords.  Please…
  • Aug 20

    Pharos printer upgrades and unavailability 8/20/2015

    Pharos printer upgrades and unavailability 8/20/2015
    The Pharos printing system will be undergoing an upgrade today. During this upgrade individual printers will be unavailable at times during the day. There will be signage to direct you to operational print stations. Between noon and 1:00pm…
Rank this Week: 2639

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Aug 17

    Recent Acquisitions, August 10 – August 17, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, August 10 – August 17, 2015
    33 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 30 from 2015: The interaction of legal systems : post-Soviet approaches Butler, William Elliott, 1939-, Kresin, Oleksii, 1976- K 561 I68 2015 The interaction of legal systems :…
  • Aug 10

    Recent Acquisitions, August 3 – August 10, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, August 3 – August 10, 2015
    4 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2015: KF 4496 S6 C5 2014 Human dignity and fundamental rights in South Africa and Ireland PULP 2014 lvi, 603 pages ; 25 cm. Stated cases initiated under … Continue…
  • Aug 6

    Recent Acquisitions, July 30 – August 6, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, July 30 – August 6, 2015
    7 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2015: Canadian guide to legal style. Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Faculty of Law.,… KF 250 C36 2014 Canadian guide to legal style. 2014 43 pages ; 23 cm…
Rank this Week: 2853

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/
  • Aug 11

    New Rule on Executive Pay

    New Rule on Executive Pay
    On August 5, the SEC approved a final “pay ratio” rule requiring large public companies to disclose the ratio of chief executives’ pay to the median pay of employees. Companies will have to report the ratio every three…
  • Jul 31

    Good News About Employment for Law Grad

    Good News About Employment for Law Grad
    A recent press release from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP.org) states that “the overall employment rate for the Class of 2014 was 86.7% of graduates for whom employment status was known, the first year that the rate…
  • Jul 13

    2015 January 1Ls Argued in their Moot Court Competition

    2015 January 1Ls Argued in their Moot Court Competition
    POST WRITTEN BY: Cassandra Castellano (’17), J.D. Pace Law School & Lucie Olejnikova Pace Law School hosted its Annual Louis V. Fasulo Moot Court Competition for the 2015 January Class on July 8, 2015. About 40 lawyers and…
Rank this Week: 3083

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Legal Pot...

    Legal Pot...
    "But let’s set these aside and suppose, for the sake of argument, that the free production, commercialization and consumption of cannabis proves in practice to do no harm, or at least much less harm than other products, such as…
  • Aug 2

    Big Brother

    Big Brother
    link"Today, Friday 31 July 2015, 9am CEST, WikiLeaks publishes "Target Tokyo", 35 Top Secret NSA targets in Japan including the Japanese cabinet and Japanese companies such as Mitsubishi, together with intercepts relating to US-Japan…
  • Jul 30

    How to Lie with Statistic

    How to Lie with Statistic
    linkHow to Lie with Statistics (1954) by Darrell Huff (July 15, 1913 – June 27, 2001) is an introduction to statistics for the general reader. It uses a breezy, non-mathematical approach to making…
Rank this Week: 3081

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Jul 28

    Amicus Brief in Campbell-Ewald v Gomez (Rule 68)

    Amicus Brief in Campbell-Ewald v Gomez (Rule 68)
    Last Wednesday, Lawyers for Civil Justice filed its amicus brief in Campbell-Ewald Corp. v. Gomez, the case in which the Supreme Court will finally rule on whether Rule 68 offers of judgment (or equivalent settlement offers) can moot a…
  • Jul 7

    Perfecting the (European) Class Action

    Perfecting the (European) Class Action
    Last month, I got to experience what I consider a career highlight: I was invited to speak on “Perfecting the Class Action” at  Middle Temple.  The spiel I gave would be familiar to readers here (it was a basic ……
  • Jun 3

    How Entrepreneurial Are Entrepreneurial Class Actions?

    How Entrepreneurial Are Entrepreneurial Class Actions?
    Plaintiffs’ lawyer-turned-professor Morris Ratner has published a new article on making litigation costs a profit center for class action plaintiffs. You may remember he wrote about this issue before with Professor William Rubinstein.…
Rank this Week: 2822

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 17

    TS-SIS Nominating Committee report

    TS-SIS Nominating Committee report
    TS colleagues: the 2014/15 annual report for the TS-SIS Nominating Committee is here.Thanks!------------------------------Kevin CareyTechnical Services LibrarianThe Ohio State University Moritz Law LibraryColumbus, Ohio
  • Jul 16

    Technical Services Law Librarian annual report

    Technical Services Law Librarian annual report
    Colleagues:The Technical Services Law Librarian (TSLL) annual report for 2014-2015 is available here.If you have any questions or comments, TSLL is on the agendas for the TS and OBS business meetings in…
  • Jul 16

    TS-SIS Preservation Committee will not meet at Annual

    TS-SIS Preservation Committee will not meet at Annual
    Good afternoon,Please note that the TS-SIS Preservation Committee will not meet at Annual.(it was scheduled for 3:15-4:30 on Monday)Committee will continue its work via email and teleconferencing throughout the…
Rank this Week: 3014

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
  • Jun 29

    We’re Hiring – Student Assistant Position Available

    We’re Hiring – Student Assistant Position Available
    Senior Public Services Student Assistant Level IV Contact: Kathy Hartman Keh7@cornell.edu Summary description: Works independently at the circulation service desk assisting patrons and performing a variety of library tasks including assisting…
  • Jun 22

    New Books List – June 2015

    New Books List – June 2015
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for June 2015 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. The Changing Face of American Banking…
  • Jun 16

    Notice: Limited Hours June 18-June 19

    Notice: Limited Hours June 18-June 19
Rank this Week: 3169

Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

Covers the access and use of online legal information. By Colin Lachance, President of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).

http://lachanceonlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 22

    Are you there lawyers? It’s me, LSUC

    Are you there lawyers? It’s me, LSUC
    Hi Lawyers, how’ve you been? Everything good? That’s great. It’s me, LSUC.* Well, my real name is Law Society of Upper Canada. Some people call me, “The Law Society”, but we can drop the formalities, right? Just…
  • Apr 12

    Is the Goal of the Future to Catch Up With the Past?

    Is the Goal of the Future to Catch Up With the Past?
    Yes. Sort of. But only if by “the past”, we mean some idealized period when things were easier, cheaper, simpler and better. Apply those same adjectives to the future, and you will forever be chasing the horizon or the end of the…
  • Apr 9

    Back when I knew everything

    Back when I knew everything
    [originally published on Slaw.ca] Back when I knew everything the world was much simpler. Any topic, situation, challenge or choice could be easily placed into one of two categories. Category 1 consisted of matters where I was right and…
Rank this Week: 2959

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

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

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!

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

    HeadStart 2015

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

    eReference Library on ProView

    eReference Library on ProView
    Letting you know about a problem (hopefully temporary) with this product:  the pdf you 'create' in order to print from this product will NOT include the information within a footnote.  The footnotes are not connected to…
Rank this Week: 3093

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rule

    Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rule
    ~ a slightly modified Slaw.ca post~Waaaay back in 2013 there was an Alberta Bill passed that consolidated the Notaries Public Act and the Commissioners for Oaths Act. These two pieces of legislation are in place to make the rules for…
  • Mar 24

    Celebrating achievment

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

    Getting Feedback

    Getting Feedback
    Between blogging at Slaw.ca, posting legal research tips at Slawtips.ca, and taking courses towards Lean Six Sigma certification, this poor blog has not had much attention in 2014.  Christmas is the traditional time for guilt trips.…
Rank this Week: 3036

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/
  • Dec 22

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

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

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

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 2477

Librarian on the Edge

Librarian on the Edge

Thoughts on all things digital from the Assistant Director of Technical Services for Library Systems at New York Law School's Mendik Library.

http://librariansonedge.blogspot.com
  • Dec 3

    One more time out of the gate

    One more time out of the gate
       I just got a contract from Chandos/Elsevier to write my third book - Fifty specialty libraries in New York City: From botany to magic. It has been a long struggle to get a publisher for this - funny becase I consider this to be,…
  • Jul 3

    Always a lucky winner - or, Fear and reading in Las Vega

    Always a lucky winner - or, Fear and reading in Las Vega
    Up at 4 am for a flight to LA on Virgin America which had the cheapest flights unfortunately.  Unfortunately because we had a long layover at LAX's ultra-dreadful Terminal 3 before going on to Vegas. TSA torture went reasonably fast and…
  • Dec 12

    The reviews are in

    The reviews are in
    Not sure what happened here, but more than a year after my book was published, there was a sudden flood of supportive and insightful reviews. More information is at the official book page at googlethis.com. “The author presents…
Rank this Week: 3227

Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

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

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

    New ejournal on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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

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

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

    "Flawed Convictions" Book Signing, Deborah Tuerkheimer

    "Flawed Convictions" Book Signing, Deborah Tuerkheimer
    The Barnes & Noble bookstore is located in the DePaul Center at 1 E. Jackson ( corner with State St. )
Rank this Week: 3044

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: 2990

LLNE News

LLNE News

Features member news, LLNE updates, and tips on technology. By the editors of the LLNE News.

http://llne.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    We've moved!

    We've moved!
    The LLNE Blog has moved. Come visit us at http://llne.org/blog.
  • Sep 27

    LLNE Fall Meeting 2013

    LLNE Fall Meeting 2013
    Social Law Library will be hosting the LLNE annual Fall Meeting on Friday, October 4th, 2013. For more details, agenda, speakers, and registration information, please go to the meeting website.  This year’s topic is the…
  • Jun 8

    Register now for the LLNE Annual Business…

    Register now for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and LuncheonThe menu and registration details for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon are now available on the LLNE website.To register for the luncheon, please RSVP by email to…
Rank this Week: 3074

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: 3035

l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the…

l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the usd research satellite

Covers the legal research center, legal news and legal research resources. By John Adkins.

http://lrc-orbit.typepad.com/lrc/
  • Nov 4

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest
    Check out this year's entries in ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest and vote for your favorite! Here's a sampling: [JML]
  • Nov 1

    LRC October Trivia Winner!

    LRC October Trivia Winner!
    Congratulations to our September trivia winner Katie Lepore! Question: The University of San Diego School of Law was founded in 1954. What was the original name of the building now known as Warren Hall? Answer: Thomas More Hall Stop by...
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!
Rank this Week: 3106

Hearsay

Hearsay

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer
    Writers sometimes mistakenly use the word “infer” when they really mean “imply.” Although the two words are related, they are used differently. To imply means to suggest or express indirectly.  To infermeans to…
Rank this Week: 2498

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: 2857

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: 3041

Law Library of Congress: Webcasts

Law Library of Congress: Webcasts

Webcasts of selected events from the Law Library of Congress.

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

    Legal Challenges Facing NATO at 60

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

    Introduction to GLIN (Global Legal Information Network)

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

    Webcast: Law Day 2009 - The Emancipation Proclamation

    Webcast: Law Day 2009 - The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Law Library of Congress and the Friends of the Law Library of Congress present a celebration of Law Day, 2009, with an insightful panel discussion about what is probably the most profound document in U.S. history: the Emancipation…
Rank this Week: 3058

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: 2967

Law Dawg Blawg

Law Dawg Blawg

Features research tips, library announcements, news and links of interest. By the law librarians of Southern Illinois University.

http://lawdawglib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2940

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: 3020

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: 3103

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous…

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous & interesting (to him, anyway) stuff

Covers technology and legal research.

http://jeaton23.wordpress.com
  • Jun 23

    Twitter & Podcast

    Twitter & Podcast
    I have previously downloaded podcasts from Itunes and so I’m pretty familiar with that method of content delivery, but Twitter was new to me.  I signed up yesterday (June 22) and added a few celebs, etc. to my “following” list.  It…
  • Jun 23

    Twitter & Podcast

    Twitter & Podcast
    I have previously downloaded podcasts from Itunes and so I’m pretty familiar with that method of content delivery, but Twitter was new to me.  I signed up yesterday (June 22) and added a few celebs, etc. to my…
  • May 28

    Book launch

    Book launch
    Eaton & Le May at booklaunch
Rank this Week: 3015

Connie Crosby Links

Connie Crosby Links

Documenting the World Wide Web, one webpage at a time.

http://conniecrosbylinks.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Negotation Skills for Librarian

    Negotation Skills for Librarian
    My colleague Yasmin was asking if I knew of any materials on negotiation skills. Here are a few things I came up with:We covered it at NE2007 -- the audio is on this page-- http://www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/NE2007/Proceedings.html it is program…
  • Mar 12

    South by Southwest - Connie's SXSW Link

    South by Southwest - Connie's SXSW Link
    South by Southwest is not just a music event, but also a big event in the social media industry. I'm pulling together a few links to help me track everything while I watch from afar:Main page: http://www.sxsw.com/Schedule: …
  • Feb 25

    Stem Legal Update

    Stem Legal Update
    My friend and colleague Steve Matthews of Stem Legal is a busy guy! Here are some of his recent announcements:
Rank this Week: 2992

Library etc.

Library etc.

Covers Web 2.0 and libraries.

http://neilstewart.wordpress.com
  • Feb 1

    Fame at last

    Fame at last
    I am published! This article really annoyed me, so I sent a letter into the Guardian, and they published it. I didn’t even think to check yesterday, but my brother texted me this morning to ask if it was me. Fame at last!
  • Feb 1

    Fame at last

    Fame at last
    I am published! This article really annoyed me, so I sent a letter into the Guardian, and they published it. I didn’t even think to check yesterday, but my brother texted me this morning to ask if it was me. Fame at last!
  • Jan 9

    Spotify

    Spotify
    I’ve recently received an invite to Spotify, a music service which allows you to stream tracks and albums in full, as often as you like, and for free (bar some advertising, which I haven’t actually been subject to yet).
Rank this Week: 3059

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Aug 28

    CALI Resources for Incoming 1L

    CALI Resources for Incoming 1L
    Your orientation packet included a CALI registration code. What is CALI? CALI stands for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. It is a nonprofit consortium, established in 1982, that now includes most…
  • Aug 14

    WELCOME NEW MASON LAW STUDENTS!

    WELCOME NEW MASON LAW STUDENTS!
    The library staff welcomes all new students to GMUSL! Librarians are looking forward to meeting you during the Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis (LRWA) Program and in the law library. During the first two weeks of…
  • Jul 27

    GOOD LUCK ON THE BAR EXAM!

    GOOD LUCK ON THE BAR EXAM!
Rank this Week: 3525

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Aug 27

    Win . . . and Learn!

    Win . . . and Learn!
    Have you submitted your Legally Clueless Info Hunt entry? The drawing will be on Tuesday September 1 at 5:50 pm, just outside the Library. As always, we plan to award lots of prizes, including OneCards (with pre-loaded cash values), all kinds…
  • Jul 17

    Happy Birthday ADA!

    Happy Birthday ADA!
    Twenty-five years ago, on July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 101 Pub. L. No. 336, 104 Stat. 327.  The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights…
  • Jun 3

    2015 Summer Research Challenge

    2015 Summer Research Challenge
    The post 2015 Summer Research Challenge appeared first on Mendik Matters.
Rank this Week: 3887