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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Feb 27

    Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years – BBC New

    Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years – BBC New
    ‘Former pop star Gary Glitter has been jailed for a total of 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.’ Full story BBC News, 27th February 2015 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Feb 27

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review – UK Human Rights Blog

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘Traveller Movement v Ofcom and Channel 4, [2015] EWHC 406 (Admin), 20 February 2015. One of the nation’s great televisual fascinations last week became the unlikely subject of an Administrative Court judgment that demonstrates…
  • Feb 27

    Supreme Court – the right to be on the beach – UK Human Rights Blog

    Supreme Court – the right to be on the beach – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘The Queen (on the application of Newhaven Port and Properties Limited) v East Sussex County Council and Newhaven Town Council [2015] SC 7 25 February 2015. Late February is not necessarily the best time of year for a bit of UK sea…
Rank this Week: 5

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 25

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Violette

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Violette
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion and Order in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ASSAULT DA 14-0200, 2015 MT 67, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DAVID VIOLETTE, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Feb 25

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Eisner v. Northwest Autobody

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Eisner v. Northwest Autobody
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – NEGLIGENCE DA 14-0359, 2015 MT 66N, PAMELA EISNER and JEFF EISNER, SR., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. NORTHWEST AUTOBODY & TOWING, INC.,…
  • Feb 25

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zinvest v. Voth

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zinvest v. Voth
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0099, 2015 MT 65N, ZINVEST, LLC, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JOHN J. VOTH, JR.; COLLECTION BUREAU SERVICES, INC.; CACH, LLC; CMB…
Rank this Week: 13

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 28

    Speech – Remarks at the 2015 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum

    Speech – Remarks at the 2015 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum
    February 27, 2015 William C. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer. Remarks at the 2015 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum, New York City. Remarks [snipped] “It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to comment on this year’s…
  • Feb 28

    Problem-solving ability and response to novelty in mountain chickadees (Poecile gambeli) from different elevation

    Problem-solving ability and response to novelty in mountain chickadees (Poecile gambeli) from different elevation
    Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology – February 2015. 17 Feb 2015. Problem-solving ability and response to novelty in mountain chickadees (Poecile gambeli) from different elevations. David Y. Kozlovsky, Carrie L. Branch,Vladimir V.…
  • Feb 27

    EPIC Files Lawsuit for Details About Government “Pre-crime” Program

    EPIC Files Lawsuit for Details About Government “Pre-crime” Program
    “EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit about “Future Attribute Screening Technology”, a “Minority Report” program that purports to identify individuals who will commit crimes in the future. EPIC…
Rank this Week: 22

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
  • Feb 20

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: February 21-22, 2015

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: February 21-22, 2015
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin is scheduled to be held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event is organized by the Internet Bar Organization. The Twitter account for the event is @TechForJustice One Twitter hashtag for the…
Rank this Week: 36

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Feb 27

    Mental Health on Campus–Los Angeles, CA

    Mental Health on Campus–Los Angeles, CA
    USC Gould School of Law and the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics present Mental Health on Campus From Admission to Graduation: Keys to Success for University, Community College,...
  • Feb 27

    ABA Professionalism Award

    ABA Professionalism Award
    The ABA invites nominations for the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Awards. The awards recognize  legal professionalism programming; each award carries a $3,500 cash prize.  See nomination form and instructions and…
  • Feb 27

    IP and the University–Pittsburgh, PA

    IP and the University–Pittsburgh, PA
    Duquesne University School of Law hosts a roundtable on Intellectual Property and the University on April 19 & 20, 2015. The roundtable brings together leading scholars of intellectual property from...
Rank this Week: 48

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 62

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 27

    Family Justice 3.2: Empowering Families to Address the Sequelae of Separation

    Family Justice 3.2: Empowering Families to Address the Sequelae of Separation
    In this note, I propose a model of family justice that’s less of a model of family justice than it is a model of family-centred social services, and places primary responsibility for post-separation decision-making on the family itself.…
  • Feb 27

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Window Slowly

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Window Slowly
    Duncan probably had it right: “There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face.” It’s where we live — or where we are seen to live — and that’s the point of it, I suppose:…
  • Feb 27

    Purpose of a Law School?

    Purpose of a Law School?
    A profession is a vocation founded on specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply objective counsel and service to others (1). Today in North America a person can become a legal professional by graduating from an…
Rank this Week: 100

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

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

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)
    King County (Seattle, Washington) Law Library: Position Announcement: Public Services Attorney (link to full job description) Excerpt: “The Public Law Library of King County is proud to announce a new full-time, benefit position of…
  • Feb 26

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position
    Interested in finding out if you like being or working in law libraries? Curious about how law libraries are different from other types of libraries? Willing to shelve and shift books? Visit the Marion County Volunteer Opportunities webpage…
  • Feb 24

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!
    It’s easy! Visit the Internet Archive. Click on Web. Enter the URL you want saved into the “Save Page Now” box. Voila! For example, I linked in a previous blog post to this article: “Never trust a corporation to do…
Rank this Week: 126

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Feb 25

    ProQuest upcoming maintenance on March 1, 2015

    ProQuest upcoming maintenance on March 1, 2015
    On March 1, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of the products. The window is scheduled to begin at 11 AM and will last for five  hours. During…
  • Feb 23

    United Nations human rights jurisprudence database launched

    United Nations human rights jurisprudence database launched
    The UN Human Rights Office has recently launched a major online database of Treaty Bodies’ case law, which is known as Jurisprudence, http://juris.ohchr.org. It forms as a starting resource of the human rights recommendations and…
  • Feb 4

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 166

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Feb 18

    Sources For Statistical Data

    Sources For Statistical Data
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Sources For Statistical Data February 25th / YLS room 128 @3:10PM This workshop will showcase commonly used sources of federal government and private industry data.   Covered…
  • Feb 16

    Library Tip: ExpressO Law Review Submission Service

    Library Tip: ExpressO Law Review Submission Service
    ExpressO is a law review submission service of bepress (Berkeley Electronic Press) by which scholars may manage and track paper submissions to multiple journals. The great majority of law reviews accept submissions either through ExpressO or…
  • Feb 13

    Historical Research into Words and Phrase

    Historical Research into Words and Phrase
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Join Yale Law Librarian: Fred Shapiro For a Workshop on: Historical Research into Words and Phrases February 18th / 3:10 – 4 PM / YLS Room 128 At times lawyers and legal scholars need…
Rank this Week: 160

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
  • Jan 26

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

    Opportunity for Students—32nd Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition
    Attention students! The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association has announced the 32nd Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition. The Division will be accepting papers that are on the topics of planning,…
  • Jan 22

    Hello from your new Student Services Librarian!

    Hello from your new Student Services Librarian!
    My name is Kim Mattioli, and I just started the New Year off with a new position as the Student Services Librarian here in the law library. I’m likely familiar to many of you since I’ve been working part-time in the library for…
  • Dec 19

    What’s Your Research Resolution?

    What’s Your Research Resolution?
    With the New Year speeding towards us, many of us will start out the year with a New Year’s Resolution.  Often these resolutions revolve around one’s health or one’s career, the purpose being to purge oneself of bad…
Rank this Week: 152

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Dec 9

    The Justice Gap

    The Justice Gap
    Winner of the 2013 prestigious inaugural Halsbury’s legal awards, The Justice Gap is an on-line magazine  about justice and the law. Written and edited by legal journalists, Jon Robbins, Brian Thornton and Mary-Rachel McCabe,…
  • Dec 9

    The impact of legal aid reform

    The impact of legal aid reform
    Last week, Chief Economist to the Citizens Advice Bureau, Hugh Stickland gave evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on the impact of the legal aid reforms – read his blog here
  • Dec 2

    Open University Day – Saturday 6th December

    Open University Day – Saturday 6th December
    This Saturday, 6th December, ULaw Guildford will be hosting a Study Day for 1st year OU law students. OU students will be in the library from 11.30 – 12.45 pm and again from 2.30 – 4 pm. OU students will also be using IT room 216…
Rank this Week: 158

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 260

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Feb 27

    DISH eDiscovery Writing Competition

    DISH eDiscovery Writing Competition
    Announcing: DISH® 2015 “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition sponsored by DISH Network L.L.C., in conjunction with Redgrave LLP. The grand prize is $3,500 for the winning student. The submission…
  • Feb 26

    TODAY: Getting the Incentives Right in Environmentalism talk at 4pm

    TODAY: Getting the Incentives Right in Environmentalism talk at 4pm
    Today at 4pm in room 206 of the law school The Federalist Society will be hosting a talk titled “Getting the Incentives Right in Environmentalism” by James Huffman, Dean Emeritus, Lewis & Clark Law School. Food and drinks will…
  • Feb 25

    Cleveland Metro Bar Association Provides Mental Health Toolkit

    Cleveland Metro Bar Association Provides Mental Health Toolkit
    Lawyers suffer from depression and other related mental illnesses at an alarming rate. More and more resources are becoming available to help impaired professionals get the help they need to treat depression and get their careers and lives…
Rank this Week: 492

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Feb 27

    Snow Fight on the Capitol Plaza – Pic of the Week

    Snow Fight on the Capitol Plaza – Pic of the Week
    As winter winds its way to a close, snow has continued to fall this week in Washington.  Kelly sent me a link to today’s Pic of the Week suggesting I tweet it.  I liked it so much I thought it deserved to be today’s…
  • Feb 26

    School Desegregation for All Children – The Legacy of Méndez v. Westminster

    School Desegregation for All Children – The Legacy of Méndez v. Westminster
    Gonzalo Méndez, William Guzmán, Frank Palomino, Thomas Estrada, and Lorenzo Ramírez, as citizens of the United States, and on behalf of their minor children, and as they allege in the petition, on behalf of ‘some…
  • Feb 25

    An Interview with Suneewan Creech, Library Technician

    An Interview with Suneewan Creech, Library Technician
    This week’s interview is with Suneewan Creech, the newest technician in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library.  Although she’s not really new, Ms. Creech has been a contractor at the Law Library since 2008,…
Rank this Week: 559

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Feb 27

    UT Joins Digital Public Library of America

    UT Joins Digital Public Library of America
    “UT Libraries has partnered with the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tenn-Share statewide library consortium to become a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America. Tennessee’s service hub was one of four…
  • Feb 27

    N.O. Public Library hopes to avert financial crisi

    N.O. Public Library hopes to avert financial crisi
    “The New Orleans Public Library is taking some steps to keep library doors open with funding running out. Thursday morning there was a Turn the Page on Literacy event for young students, with the hope of turning the page on its…
  • Feb 26

    Planned sale of rare books roils Gordon College

    Planned sale of rare books roils Gordon College
    “When a wealthy family bequeathed a collection of rare Bibles and Shakespeare folios to Gordon College in 1922, it came with a catch: the works had to remain intact and with the school. That’s why a descendant of the late…
Rank this Week: 580

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 311

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/
  • Feb 26

    Legal Writing Competition

    Legal Writing Competition
    The Writing Center at George Washington Law School has posted information on the over 150 legal writing competitions around the country. The competitions cover a wide range of legal topics, and information on eligibility is included. Learn…
  • Feb 13

    Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL

    Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL
    A White House Press Release announced that on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, “President Obama transmitted to Congress a proposed authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF, against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also…
  • Feb 12

    Childhood and Migration in Central and North America – Study

    Childhood and Migration in Central and North America – Study
    The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies reported in its February 12, 2015 press release the publication of a comprehensive regional study on the “conditions, laws, policies, and practices throughout the Northern Central…
Rank this Week: 418

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Heads Up! National Weights and Measures Week March 1-7

    Heads Up! National Weights and Measures Week March 1-7
    How many heads tall is the average man? What on earth kind of measurement is "a head?" Or a bushel? Or a fortnight? You know we love weights and measures here at the Moritz Law Library, and its a more pressing topic as drug laws…
  • Feb 25

    New and Improved Black's Law Dictionary Online

    New and Improved Black's Law Dictionary Online
    In the past, using Black's Law Dictionary on WestlawNext has been trying.  You look up "constitution" and see a reference to another definition for "penumbra."  But you cannot click on "penumbra."  You must…
  • Feb 19

    Committee Name Game

    Committee Name Game
    The intricacies of legislative history beset many a researcher.  Changes in the legislative process can further complicate an already difficult process.  For example, in 2011, the House of Representatives adopted a new rule requiring a…
Rank this Week: 543

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 740

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

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

    Good Stuff

    Good Stuff
    Read this linkRules Police Have to FollowAuthored by Ken LaMance, LegalMatch Law Library Managing Editor and Attorney at Law   inShareRules Police Have to FollowPolice officers work hard to ensure people are following the…
  • Feb 25

    What's a Fabian socialist?

    What's a Fabian socialist?
    The following essay was written by Jerry Bowyer for Forbes in 2008. We were warned. -- Gary DeMar_________________Barack Obama is a Fabian socialist. I should know; I was raised by one. My Grandfather worked as a union machinist for…
  • Feb 24

    The Poor Guys!

    The Poor Guys!
    Paddy and Mick were walking along a street in London ...Paddy looked in one of the shop windows and saw a sign that caught his eye.The sign read, "Suits £5.00 each, Shirts £2.00 each, Trousers £2.50 per pair"....Paddy said…
Rank this Week: 565

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Feb 25

    Resistance is Futile

    Resistance is Futile
    This is a guest post by Jeff Kosokoff, the Head of Collection Strategy & Development for the Duke University Libraries. In an outstanding example of Buzzword Bingo, EBSCO’s Friday press release announcing their acquisition of YBP…
  • Feb 23

    Where does FERPA fit?

    Where does FERPA fit?
    When I wrote my last blog post about contract law and the issue of licensing student work for public distribution, several people asked me about FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  Basically, the questions…
  • Feb 13

    The truth about contract

    The truth about contract
    The impetus behind this post is a specific discussion that took place on an e-mail list.  The question under discussion was how to license student work for deposit in an institutional repository.  At one point I said that a license…
Rank this Week: 346

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    EBSCO buys Yankee Book Publishing and GOBI

    EBSCO buys Yankee Book Publishing and GOBI
    News from the library world: EBSCO Information Services has acquired Yankee Book Publishers (YBP) Library Services, including the GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information)  platform. YPB and GOBI are relied upon by academic…
  • Feb 20

    Worldcat search tip

    Worldcat search tip
    This little tip arrived via the govdocs listserv that members of the American Library Assn.'s government documents group uses.When you are searching Worldcat, if you are looking for government documents on a topic, here's what to do: add the…
  • Feb 20

    Computer Lab cyberbar is open!

    Computer Lab cyberbar is open!
    Kudos to IT director Kim Getz for the great new addition.
Rank this Week: 338

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/
  • Feb 2

    Reminder: Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research

    Reminder: Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research
    Do you want to win $500?  How about $250?  Would you like to have your work displayed in the Faculty Publications Display Case?  How about all the pats on the back you will get from family and friends if you win this…
  • Jan 8

    Reset Your Westlaw Password Now

    Reset Your Westlaw Password Now
      With the New Year, you will need a new Westlaw password!  Westlaw just announced that all academic users will be required to update their passwords within the next few weeks.  By changing your password now you can avoid being…
  • Dec 30

    Important Changes to the Printing/Copying Payment System at the Ross-Blakley Law Library

    Important Changes to the Printing/Copying Payment System at the Ross-Blakley Law Library
     Visitors to the Law Library For those of you who make photocopies, print or scan documents at the Ross-Blakley Law Library at Arizona State University, please note the following changes on how you pay for copying and…
Rank this Week: 489

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Jan 29

    Smartwatches in the library?

    Smartwatches in the library?
    Smart watches have been touted as the next must-have gadget. With several models available and Apple jumping into the fray this spring, what are they and what can they do?Besides serving as straightforward, traditional watches most of the…
  • Nov 26

    Skills Refresh

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

    Some apps for classroom learning

    Some apps for classroom learning
    As we start getting into the teaching season, here are few new(ish) apps that might be helpful in creating effective teaching experiences for students. Adobe Presenter 10 Presenter provides a quick and easy-to-use software platform to…
Rank this Week: 564

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Dec 10

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent,…
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at…
  • Oct 3

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
Rank this Week: 710

Paul L. Boley Law Library

Paul L. Boley Law Library

Features library updates. From the Lewis & Clark Law School.

https://law.lclark.edu/library/
Rank this Week: 584

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: 436

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: 621

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: 619

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: 702

D'Angelo Law Library Blog

D'Angelo Law Library Blog

Covers legal research.

http://lib.typepad.com/dangelo/
  • Mar 31

    The D’Angelo Law Library Blog has a New Home

    The D’Angelo Law Library Blog has a New Home
    We are pleased to announce that the D’Angelo Law Library blog now officially has a new home.  The University of Chicago Library has launched a News site that includes a dedicated section forLaw News.  Please visit it for the latest…
  • Mar 28

    New D'Angelo Law Library Blog Coming Soon!

    New D'Angelo Law Library Blog Coming Soon!
    We are excited to announce that later this week, we will be launching a new D'Angelo Law Library Blog, which will be a part of a new University Library-wide news site. The Blog will continue to feature the same mix of news and…
  • Mar 28

    Microsoft Office Training for Law Student

    Microsoft Office Training for Law Student
    A full day of Microsoft Office training for Law Students will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, beginning at 9:00 AM in classroom V.  This program will give students the basic skills on MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) needed during…
Rank this Week: 660

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: 745

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice February 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice February 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter
    The non-profit Canadian Forum on Access to Justice (CFCJ) has been publishing a monthly newsletter about Access to Justice since early 2013. The latest issue of the newsletter includes:a post on the need for high-quality research for the…
  • Feb 28

    February 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    February 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The February 2015 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts. Most of the items are about the United States, but there is occasional coverage of other jurisdiction. The…
  • Feb 26

    Call for Nominations for Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship

    Call for Nominations for Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is seeking nominations for the Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship:"This award is an honour bestowed upon a current member of CALL/ACBD who has provided…
Rank this Week: 832

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Feb 28

    Intranet design is becoming more lightweight

    Intranet design is becoming more lightweight
    As light as a featherAnother day, another article by Steve Bynghall, but this time from this own blog Two Hives. In the article called Intranet design is becoming more lightweight Steve looks at a trend amongst intranet design to build…
  • Feb 27

    Adding value to intranets using dashboard

    Adding value to intranets using dashboard
    I'm a big fan of the articles Step Two write and one of their latest articles by Steve Bynghall provides some very interesting insights into the latest thinking around how intranets can provide value through the use of dashboards.I've talked…
  • Feb 14

    Intranet success webinar - Communicating with a distributed workforce

    Intranet success webinar - Communicating with a distributed workforce
    A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a webinar hosted by Elcom called "Communicating with a distributed workforce" while I didn't manage to attend the live webinar, they have made the webinar recording available for anyone to view.I've…
Rank this Week: 4371

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/
  • Feb 27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/27
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Western Sky Financial v. Jackson (Arbitration; Tribal Court Exhaustion) on 2/13/15. Petition for certiorari was…
  • Feb 13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/13
    Welcome to the new Indian Law Bulletin and website.  You may want to update your bookmarks to the bulletins, which are now at http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/.  We hope that you find the new format easier to use on your mobile…
  • Jan 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29
    Coming soon! In the next couple of weeks, you will see a new look for the National Indan Law Library and Native American Rights Fund websites and emails. We hope you enjoy the new layouts, features, and functionality for portable…
Rank this Week: 1416

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Feb 27

    New Certification Classes Added

    New Certification Classes Added
    Additional sections of the certification classes will be held in March. To register for these classes, please go to http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/certification/register and click on the class that you are interested in.  
  • Feb 27

    UN Human Rights Case Law Database

    UN Human Rights Case Law Database
    The United Nations has created a searchable database of case law generated by the treaty bodies, or panels of experts, that enforce the major human rights conventions within the scope of the United Nations Human Rights apparatus. As noted in…
  • Feb 24

    Case Law Research in Print Certification Cla

    Case Law Research in Print Certification Cla
    Offered 3 times! Tomorrow at 9am. Thursday at 9am and 1pm.
Rank this Week: 2839

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 27

    Proquest databases temporarily down from 10pm-3am, 2/28/15

    Proquest databases temporarily down from 10pm-3am, 2/28/15
    On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of their products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last for…
  • Feb 9

    Where do I find government and industry data?

    Where do I find government and industry data?
    Librarians at our Library regularly look out for prospective online resources that can better assist with the learning and researching. We are very happy to share that we just added another great resource for statistical…
  • Jan 26

    Have you changed your Westlaw password recently?

    Have you changed your Westlaw password recently?
    As Westlaw is working to improve their user security, your friendly librarians at VLS are reminding you not forget to change your Westlaw password. Changing a new password is quick and easy by taking the following steps: Please log into…
Rank this Week: 4413

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

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

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Feb 27

    Downton Abbey and the Campbell Divorce Case

    Downton Abbey and the Campbell Divorce Case
    Post by Mary Person and Meg Kribble Warning: this post contains spoilers through the February 22 broadcast of Downton Abbey in the United States! Like many of you, we at the library enjoy watching and discussing the ITV/PBS…
  • Feb 26

    Fair Use and News Reporting – A Fair Use Week Post

    Fair Use and News Reporting – A Fair Use Week Post
    Fair Use and News Reporting Guest post by Leigh Barnwell (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2015, Harvard Law School) News reporting is supposed to be one of the paradigmatic uses protected as fair under US copyright law. It’s listed…
  • Feb 26

    Faculty Book Talk: I. Glenn Cohen’s, Identified Versus Statistical Lives, Wednesday, March 11 at noon

    Faculty Book Talk: I. Glenn Cohen’s, Identified Versus Statistical Lives, Wednesday, March 11 at noon
    The Harvard Law School Library staff invites you to attend a book talk and panel discussion in celebration of  Professor I. Glenn Cohen’s recently published book with co-editors Norman Daniels and Nir Eyal,…
Rank this Week: 1346

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    RELX: Reed Elsevier, Lexis?? Wait... What??

    RELX: Reed Elsevier, Lexis?? Wait... What??
    Okay... it's Friday. It's snowing in Dallas, and it's a bit slow around the office. But, when I saw that Reed Elsevier was going to change its name to RELX, I thought maybe it was a joke to draw attention away from the black/blue vs.…
  • Feb 10

    The Profession is Doomed

    The Profession is Doomed
    Image [cc] slworking2 Recently I participated on a panel on the future of the profession for the National Conference of Bar Presidents and walked away thoroughly convinced the profession is doomed. For those of you unfamiliar with how bar…
  • Feb 6

    Ok, now you've saved us money. Can you make us some too?

    Ok, now you've saved us money. Can you make us some too?
    Over the past few years, there's been a lot of discussion about the value of the Law Firm Librarian (aka Research Analyst).   I've written on the subject (here and here) as have others (here, here, here and here). Most of the…
Rank this Week: 1256

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Feb 27

    Spring Break Hour

    Spring Break Hour
    The Library hours for the BLS spring recess are: Saturday, March 7:  9am – 10pm Sunday, March 8:  10am – 10pm Monday, March 9 – Saturday, March 14:  9am – 10pm Sunday, March 15:  10am – 12am…
  • Feb 25

    Prepare to Practice…in 30 Minute

    Prepare to Practice…in 30 Minute
    During the month of March the Library will be offering “Prepare to Practice” workshops on various topics to prepare for summer legal jobs and internships. Each “session” will last for 30 minutes and will be held in…
  • Feb 23

    February New Books List

    February New Books List
    The Brooklyn Law School Library February 2015 New Books List is out with 98 new titles in both print and e-book versions. The items cover a wide range of subjects including copyright law (Cultures of Copyright, Call #KF2996 .C85 2015), legal…
Rank this Week: 1476

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Feb 27

    And the winner for Favorite Lawyer is…

    And the winner for Favorite Lawyer is…
    Atticus Finch! This is Atticus’ third consecutive win in the category. The pillar of Maycomb County has shown the best of what lawyers can be. With all the excitement surrounding Go Set a Watchman set for publication in July, it looks…
  • Feb 26

    Gargano to get Law Day Award

    Gargano to get Law Day Award
    Exciting news! Bernadette Gargano’s Pro Se Civil Litigation Support Practicum was selected to receive the Law Day 2015 Justice Award from the Erie County Bar Association. The Pro Se Civil Litigation Support Practicum was selected…
  • Feb 23

    The Millies: Favorite Lawyer

    The Millies: Favorite Lawyer
    We’re entering the final week of the Millies, and it’s time to determine who will be Favorite Lawyer. Many in the legal profession can point to a particular character on the silver screen and say, “That’s why I became…
Rank this Week: 4412

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    VALL Board 2015 - 2016

    VALL Board 2015 - 2016
    Patty PetroccioneVice President/President Elect: Patricia Peroccione (Walter T. McCarthy Law Library). Patty received her J.D. from George Washington University, her MSLIS from Catholic University and her B.A. in sociology and…
  • Feb 19

    Virginia Report

    Virginia Report
    To date, the last bound volume published was 286 Virginia (distributed in June 2014) and the last advance sheet published was vol. 288 No. 1 (distributed in October 2014). This means there has been a delay in producing bound volume 287 of…
  • Feb 3

    VLA-VALL Joint Meeting 2015

    VLA-VALL Joint Meeting 2015
    A joint meeting with VLA and VALL will be held October 21-23, 2015 at the Richmond Marriott. Program submissions are now open!  Please consider submitting a program idea for the joint meeting.  It is a wonderful opportunity…
Rank this Week: 4409

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Feb 27

    Pizza Party with the Librarians!

    Pizza Party with the Librarians!
    Ever wanted to eat some really yummy FREE food while discussing the intricacies of the library’s online resources? Boy howdy, are you in luck! It just so happens we’re offering free pizza to students this Tuesday, March 3, from…
  • Feb 20

    ABA Law Library Collection on HeinOnline

    ABA Law Library Collection on HeinOnline
    Looking for access to the Health Lawyer or the Tax Lawyer? What about the ABA Journal? Over 50 publications of the American Bar Association are now available through the HeinOnline ABA Law Library Collection. All members of the Georgetown Law…
  • Jan 21

    Spring 2015 Faculty RA Training

    Spring 2015 Faculty RA Training
    The library will be offering two research training sessions for new faculty research assistants this spring. In this training, research assistants will learn about library services and policies and will gain an introduction to our databases…
Rank this Week: 1784

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
  • Feb 27

    No Netflix, No Problem: House of Cards Seasons 1-2

    No Netflix, No Problem: House of Cards Seasons 1-2
    Unless you’ve been living under a pop culture rock (which in law school is highly likely) you know the third installment of the popular Netflix series House of Cards was released today. If you find yourself without a Netflix account but…
  • Feb 24

    New Books List for February

    New Books List for February
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for February 2015 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. Foundational Texts In Modern Criminal…
  • Feb 18

    Reminder: Lexis E-Book Prize Drawing for Law Student

    Reminder: Lexis E-Book Prize Drawing for Law Student
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