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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/
Rank this Week: 12

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
  • Apr 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: City of Billings v. Oltrogge

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: City of Billings v. Oltrogge
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CRIMINAL – MUNICIPAL COURT APPEAL DA 13-0517, 2014 MT 104N, CITY OF BILLINGS, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JOEY JEAN OLTROGGE,…
  • Apr 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: K & L, Inc. v. Starr

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: K & L, Inc. v. Starr
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CIVIL – BREACH OF CONTRACT DA 13-0252, 2014 MT 103N, K & L, INC., d/b/a JERRY’S TRANSMISSION, Plaintiff and Appellee,…
  • Apr 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Floberg v. Lecoi

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Floberg v. Lecoi
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CIVIL – DAMAGES DA 13-0333, 2014 MT 102N, FLOBERG COMPANIES, a Montana corporation, d/b/a PRUDENTIAL FLOBERG REALTORS, Plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 32

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 17

    When I Stopped Vomiting, I Learned to Hate Teraview

    When I Stopped Vomiting, I Learned to Hate Teraview
    Technology, particularly legal technology is supposed to make the delivery of legal services more convenient. However, sometimes lawyers get in the way and muck things up. Teraview is a perfect example. Back in the day, anyone could walk into…
  • Apr 17

    Australian Study Highlights Big Bang for the Buck of Law Librarie

    Australian Study Highlights Big Bang for the Buck of Law Librarie
    A number of Australian library associations including the Australian Law Library Association released a study earlier this month that highlights the big 5-to-1 bang for the buck from resources invested in government, law firm and…
  • Apr 17

    Teaching ODR… Whose Job Is It?

    Teaching ODR… Whose Job Is It?
    A few months ago, a subscriber to John Gregory’s listserv (which every IT law enthusiast should subscribe to) sent a message regarding how the impact of IT on the legal profession was being taught (or rather wasn’t being taught)…
Rank this Week: 53

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
  • Apr 14

    Call for Proposals for “Crosscutting Programs” at 2015 AALS Annual Meeting

    Call for Proposals for “Crosscutting Programs” at 2015 AALS Annual Meeting
    The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) has issued a call for proposals for “Crosscutting Programs,” which “focus on multi-subject and interdisciplinary subjects with new perspectives on legal issues or the…
  • Apr 14

    The Intersection of Breaking Bad and the Law—A Call for Paper

    The Intersection of Breaking Bad and the Law—A Call for Paper
    The New Mexico Law Review has issued a rather interesting call for papers; they are soliciting articles for a special issue dedicated to the exploration of legal issues arising from the television series Breaking Bad. The call for papers…
  • Apr 14

    Conference on Copyright and Media Pluralism in China—Eugene, Oregon

    Conference on Copyright and Media Pluralism in China—Eugene, Oregon
    The University of Oregon School of Law will host a conference entitled “Copyright and Media Pluralism in China” on Friday, April 18, 2014. More information can be found here.
Rank this Week: 62

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 17

    Pew – U.S. Views of Technology and the Future

    Pew – U.S. Views of Technology and the Future
    Science in the next 50 years, by Aaron Smith: “ The American public anticipates that the coming half-century will be a period of profound scientific change, as inventions that were once confined to the realm of science fiction…
  • Apr 17

    EPIC Obtains Documents About FTC’s Facebook Investigation

    EPIC Obtains Documents About FTC’s Facebook Investigation
    “As the result of a Freedom of Information Act request, EPIC has received several hundred pages of documents related to the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of Facebook business practices. The documents…
  • Apr 17

    Out-of-Pocket Net Price for College

    Out-of-Pocket Net Price for College
    “This Data Point uses data from four administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000, NPSAS:04, NPSAS:08, and NPSAS:12) to briefly present trends in out-of-pocket net price for college, the amount that…
Rank this Week: 64

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 8

    PLC Student Ambassador, Jan – May 2014

    PLC Student Ambassador, Jan – May 2014
       The Practical Law Company is seeking to recruit a student ambassador to  represent and promote PLC services to the University of Law, Guildford, from January to the end of May, 2014.  Applications are welcome from…
  • Nov 25

    Library opening times during the Christmas and New Year Period

    Library opening times during the Christmas and New Year Period
    Over the Christmas and New Year period, the Library and LRC building will be open as follows:- Up to and including Thursday 19th Dec: Opening hours: 8.30am – 10pm  Friday 20th Dec: 8.30am – 6pm Sat 21st Dec - Wed…
  • Oct 14

    LPC Students – PLR legal research workshops and database training

    LPC Students – PLR legal research workshops and database training
    If, as a result of completing your PLR workbook legal research exercises, you’ve become aware of some gaps in your legal research knowledge, you will be pleased to learn that we are scheduling some workshops in preparation for your PLR…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 106

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Apr 15

    End of Westlaw Classic

    End of Westlaw Classic
    Westlaw recently announced that they will be retiring Westlaw Classic for law school accounts on July 1, 2014.  WestlawNext will then be the only Westlaw platform available to the law school community.  This timetable applies only…
  • Apr 8

    Get Ready for Final

    Get Ready for Final
    It’s hard to believe finals are already here.  As always, the library has a number of resources and services to help you get ready for finals. Sample Exams – The Law Library has a number of sample exams for BYU Law professors…
  • Apr 7

    Inns of Court

    Inns of Court
    The American Inns of Court is a wonderful organization that allows students to rub shoulders with and learn from practicing attorneys and judges.  BYU law students interested in litigation should seriously consider applying for…
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Apr 17

    Getting Google Glass All Wrong

    Getting Google Glass All Wrong
    Image [cc] - Tedeytan Last year it seemed everyone was gaga for Google Glass. "Ooooooh, it's a computer for your face!  It's got a camera and can give you directions! It's just like your phone was permanently positioned 3 feet in…
  • Apr 15

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?
    There was an interesting question asked on Twitter this morning by Patrick DiDomenico (apparently preparing for an ITLA presentation on the topic.) At first blush, it seemed to be phrased a bit on the negative side, but it really is something…
  • Apr 1

    Six New Geeks!

    Six New Geeks!
    You have probably noticed that for the last several years, the 3 Geeks have actually been 4 regular geeks and a slew of occasional contributors.  When Ryan came on as a regular geek, we briefly considered changing the name of the site…
Rank this Week: 179

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
  • Apr 17

    Israeli Conscription laws for Ultra-Orthodox Jew

    Israeli Conscription laws for Ultra-Orthodox Jew
    Two demonstrations took place last month, one in Jerusalem, and the other in New York’s financial district. Both were organized and attended by haredi (ultra-orthodox Jews; literally means “those who fear [God]”) who…
  • Apr 14

    Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture

    Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture
    The following is a guest post by my colleague Gustavo Guerra, senior foreign law Specialist for Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Gustavo has previously blogged on Mexican Law…
  • Apr 11

    The Nation’s Capital in Spring – Pic of the Week

    The Nation’s Capital in Spring – Pic of the Week
    Cherry blossoms are in full bloom.  Congress is busy with budget hearings.  All vehicles – no matter what color they were originally painted – are now yellow with pollen.  It is spring in the nation’s capital.…
Rank this Week: 182

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Apr 17

    Lawsuit Questions NYPL Overhaul

    Lawsuit Questions NYPL Overhaul
    “A group of scholars has filed a third lawsuit aiming to block the New York Public Library’s controversial renovation, this time alleging that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg mishandled the city’s environmental review of the…
  • Apr 17

    Elsevier Takedown Notices: A Q&A with Peter Suber

    Elsevier Takedown Notices: A Q&A with Peter Suber
    “In November 2013, Harvard received 23 takedown notices from Elsevier, a publisher of academic journals. A takedown notice is a request from a copyright holder to remove a work from the internet because of alleged copyright…
  • Apr 17

    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards $194,000 grant for Chicago Collections Consortium online portal

    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards $194,000 grant for Chicago Collections Consortium online portal
    “The University of Chicago Library is pleased to announce its participation in an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project to support the development and implementation of the Chicago Portal. The $194,000 grant was awarded to the…
Rank this Week: 322

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
  • Apr 17

    New Research Report: Mohammed Morsi Trial

    New Research Report: Mohammed Morsi Trial
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Egypt: Mohammed Morsi Trial. This report provides a brief overview of the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi, which began on September 1, 2013. It discusses the alleged…
  • Apr 16

    New Research Report: Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture

    New Research Report: Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture. This report summarizes legislation concerning the agricultural use of water in nineteen countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and…
  • Apr 15

    New Research Report: European Court of Human Rights and the Parot Doctrine

    New Research Report: European Court of Human Rights and the Parot Doctrine
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, European Court of Human Rights and the Parot Doctrine. In 2006, the Supreme Court of Spain adopted the so-called "Parot Doctrine" in which it established that sentence reductions…
Rank this Week: 294

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    American Health Line

    American Health Line
    Founded in 1992, American Health Line is a subscription database that is available to all Hofstra-affiliated users. American Health Line offers up-to-date information about health care politics and health care reform, as well as…
  • Apr 13

    Online Resources: Export Reference Library (BNA)

    Online Resources: Export Reference Library (BNA)
    If you are interested in a publication that offers coverage of current laws, regulations, policies, and forms relating to exports, take a look at BNA's Export Reference Library. It provides access to country profiles, trade blocs, exporting…
  • Apr 12

    Heartbleed Bug: Passwords to Change

    Heartbleed Bug: Passwords to Change
    This week an email security bulletin from Hofstra University Information Technology focused on the "Heartbleed" bug, a serious bug in the Open SSL software used to secure many popular sites including social media, online banking, email, and…
Rank this Week: 245

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
  • Apr 16

    William Sheppard the Law Book Author

    William Sheppard the Law Book Author
    William Sheppard (1595-1674) was born in a small Gloucestershire village on the Severn estuary, where he spent much of his life as country lawyer. However, this did not keep him from becoming “one of the most prolific” legal…
  • Apr 14

    Law Books of Kan’ichi Asakawa

    Law Books of Kan’ichi Asakawa
    Kan’ichi Asakawa (1873-1948) was a remarkable scholar and cultural ambassador. Educated in Japan and at Dartmouth, Asakawa earned a Ph.D. from Yale (1902) and embarked on a long and productive career, spent largely in the Yale History…
  • Apr 14

    Online Access to the Financial Time

    Online Access to the Financial Time
    Yale has a subscription to the Financial Times online.  All current faculty, students, and staff can sign up for unlimited access to FT.com. If you’re on the Yale Network (either on campus or through VPN), go to:…
Rank this Week: 321

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Apr 16

    William Sheppard the Law Book Author

    William Sheppard the Law Book Author
    William Sheppard (1595-1674) was born in a small Gloucestershire village on the Severn estuary, where he spent much of his life as country lawyer. However, this did not keep him from becoming “one of the most prolific” legal…
  • Apr 14

    Law Books of Kan’ichi Asakawa

    Law Books of Kan’ichi Asakawa
    Kan’ichi Asakawa (1873-1948) was a remarkable scholar and cultural ambassador. Educated in Japan and at Dartmouth, Asakawa earned a Ph.D. from Yale (1902) and embarked on a productive, forty-year career, spent largely in the Yale…
  • Mar 26

    Reflections on Bindings: Oath-Book

    Reflections on Bindings: Oath-Book
    Guggenberger, Veit. Ayd-Buch: warinnen findig das ayd, und ayd-schwur seyen… [Oath-book: wherein is found the oath and how to swear it…]. Munich: Druckts und verlegts Heinrich Theodor von Cöllen, Churfürstl.…
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Apr 16

    $$$$ 2014 Carole Bailey Scholarship $$$$

    $$$$ 2014 Carole Bailey Scholarship $$$$
    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey.  Applications…
  • Apr 15

    What Do Librarians Do?

    What Do Librarians Do?
      Quite a lot actually.  A recent article by Rebecca Tischler points out some of the things librarians do.  This article lists five things that librarians do / are: teachers, tech savy, advertisers, event planners and…
  • Apr 15

    Brain Cells Die from Law School Stress, Neuroscientists Say

    Brain Cells Die from Law School Stress, Neuroscientists Say
    Law school stress can take an enormous toll on cognitive capacity, literally killing off brain cells and inhibiting learning. The bad news continues into the workforce: as a profession, lawyers suffer from depression at three times the rate…
Rank this Week: 249

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Apr 14

    Our New Website

    Our New Website
    We have a new website! We’ve been working hard on our new site and hope you like it. Although the content is still very similar to our old website, you’ll notice that we have a new design, and that some information may not be in…
  • Apr 10

    Art in the Library: Die Fuchse (The Fox)

    Art in the Library: Die Fuchse (The Fox)
    Venture up the steps into the “quiet zone” and you’ll find Die Fuchse (The Fox) gracing the wall to your right. This piece was created by painter and printmaker, Franz Marc, in 1913. Marc often used animals as subjects in…
  • Apr 8

    Law Library Survey

    Law Library Survey
    It’s that time of the year again. The sun is starting to shine, college basketball is over, and the annual Law Library Spring Survey has just been posted. While it might not seem like the most fun activity ever, taking time to fill out…
Rank this Week: 283

Out of the Jungle

Out of the Jungle

Thoughts on the present and future of legal information, legal research, and legal education. From Jim Milles, BJ Kaufman, Betsy McKenzie, Linda Ryan, Marie S. Newman, Greg Laughlin, Ann Puckett, Gail Daly and Jacqueline Cantwell.

http://outofthejungle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Senator Warren's Autobiography to be Published

    Senator Warren's Autobiography to be Published
    Jill Lepore's review of Senator Elizabeth Warren's new autobiography, A Fighting Chance, in the current issue of the New Yorker, makes for fascinating reading.  Lepore compares Warren's book with Louis Brandeis's Other People's…
  • Apr 10

    Internet Security Alert: Heartbleed

    Internet Security Alert: Heartbleed
    OOTJ readers may already have read about Heartbleed, the newest Internet security problem. But just in case you have not heard about this, here is your heads up. The Boston Globe today offered an article by Hiawatha Bray, their wonderful…
  • Apr 1

    The Laptop Debate Continue

    The Laptop Debate Continue
    Faculty members in all disciplines have debated for years whether students who use their laptops during class actually benefit.  Some claim that permitting laptops in Internet-enabled classrooms leads to students distracting…
Rank this Week: 713

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

http://wyolawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Summary 2014 WY 50

    Summary 2014 WY 50
    Summary of Decision April 17, 2014Justice Burke delivered the opinion for the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: RONALD S. KAMMERER, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0070URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the…
  • Apr 17

    Summary 2014 WY 49

    Summary 2014 WY 49
    Summary of Decision April 17, 2014Justice Burke delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed and Remanded.Case Name: AUSTON DAVIS COY v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0136URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from…
  • Apr 11

    Summary 2014 WY 48

    Summary 2014 WY 48
    Summary of Decision April 11, 2014Chief Justice Kite delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed and Remanded.Case Name: MARIAN I. ERDELYI v. BRADLEY T. LOTTDocket Number: S-13-0116URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal…
Rank this Week: 809

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    VALL Spring Meeting, April 11, 2014

    VALL Spring Meeting, April 11, 2014
     It was a beautiful day in Glen Allen for the Spring meeting (it didn't rain and there was no snow) and that bright object in the sky was actually the sun!  VALL attendees registering at South University for the meeting Having…
  • Apr 17

    VLA Council Meeting Highlights, April 11, 2014

    VLA Council Meeting Highlights, April 11, 2014
    by Terry Long, VALL liaison to VLA Council ·         Membership is showing strength as the renewal period has just begun - 773 members have renewed and there are 147 new…
  • Apr 17

    AALL 2014 Leadership Academy

    AALL 2014 Leadership Academy
    by Ben Almoite  I was privileged to have been chosen to participate in this year’s AALL Leadership Academy, April 4-5, at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus, in Oak Brook, Illinois. Yes, that’s THE McDonald’s!…
Rank this Week: 720

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
  • Apr 17

    A Study in Environmental Activism

    A Study in Environmental Activism
    For anyone who loves the North Carolina mountains, the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Great Smoky Mountains… this is an all too familiar story. Jay Erskine Leutze’s first book is his account of the battle against…
  • Apr 16

    ALR Student’s Corner: Lowering the Bar

    ALR Student’s Corner: Lowering the Bar
    Lowering the Bar is targeted at the legal professional, including students and practitioners. The author, Kevin Underhill, is a partner at Shook, Hardy and Bacon in San Francisco and graduated from Georgetown in 1993. His postings are…
  • Apr 15

    Books, Libraries and Serendipity

    Books, Libraries and Serendipity
    As we celebrate National Library Week, I encourage you to reflect upon the enchantment which attaches to certain books.  Book lovers know the value of a good book; how it may inspire, challenge, foreshadow and, in other ways, impact…
Rank this Week: 739

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Apr 17

    Today in Legal History: Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Today in Legal History: Bay of Pigs Invasion
    On April 17, 1961, a CIA-backed group of Cuban refugees tried to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. As soon as the party landed, they were met with resistance from Castro’s forces, and promised US air support never materialized. Of the…
  • Apr 16

    Library Artwork: “Aspiration” and “Contemplation”: The Colors and Shapes of Jacob Lawrence

    Library Artwork: “Aspiration” and “Contemplation”: The Colors and Shapes of Jacob Lawrence
    One of the most celebrated African-American artists of the twentieth century, Jacob Lawrence, was born in 1917 in Atlantic City. His parents divorced early in his childhood and he eventually joined his mother in Harlem. He took an immediate…
  • Apr 15

    Debate Map: Russia’s Use of Force in Ukraine

    Debate Map: Russia’s Use of Force in Ukraine
    Oxford University Press is hosting a webpage that looks at the arguments surrounding the use of force in both the international and domestic context.
Rank this Week: 759

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

    Ph.D. student position in Computational Law, at University of Aberdeen

    Ph.D. student position in Computational Law, at University of Aberdeen
    A Ph.D. student research position regarding a Computational Law project at the University of Aberdeen has been posted. The supervisor for the position is Dr. Adam Wyner. Here are excerpts from the announcement: Computational Law Institution:…
  • Apr 17

    Call for papers: JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information System

    Call for papers: JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information System
    A call for papers has been posted for JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, being held 10-12 December 2014, at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. There are many submission deadlines, the…
  • Apr 17

    Ferrara et al.: Detecting criminal organizations in mobile phone network

    Ferrara et al.: Detecting criminal organizations in mobile phone network
    Dr. Emilio Ferrara, Dr. Pasquale De Meo, Salvatore Catanese, and Professor Dr. Giacomo Fiumara have published Detecting criminal organizations in mobile phone networks, forthcoming in Expert Systems with Applications. A preprint of the…
Rank this Week: 760

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
  • Apr 16

    Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources: April 2014 Update

    Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources: April 2014 Update
    We have updated our Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources guide. We have expanded its reach beyond the Portland-metro area so new resources may be added – and you are welcome to suggest additions. Link to the PDF or link…
  • Apr 10

    Updated (2014) Oregon & Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources Guide

    Updated (2014) Oregon & Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources Guide
    Direct link to a PDF of the guide: OREGON AND PORTLAND METRO-AREA LEGAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES You can also link to the guide from our Document Index, under “Oregon and Portland Metro ...“: Additions and corrections to the guide are…
  • Apr 10

    Marijuana Workshop for Oregon (WA & CA) Local Governments: May 1, 2014

    Marijuana Workshop for Oregon (WA & CA) Local Governments: May 1, 2014
    On Thursday, May 1, 2014, The League of Oregon Cities is presenting a marijuana workshop for local governments: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • DoubleTree by Hilton Portland (Lloyd Center) • Learn what’s happening in Oregon…
Rank this Week: 803

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

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

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

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

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

    WESA reading roundup

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

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

    Glenn Veale: Formal settlement offer revoked by newer "informal" offer
    As counsel, are you confident in knowing when an offer to settle is no longer on the table? What conduct by one or the other party will be enough to revoke it? Although Rule 9-1(8) of the British Columbia Supreme Court Civil Rules states that…
Rank this Week: 724

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Apr 15

    New Clinic for Developmentally Disabled

    New Clinic for Developmentally Disabled
    Brooklyn Law School recently received a donation of $1,000,000  from the Taft Foundation in NYC to fund a new clinical program. The Foundation is funding a project over a four year period designed and developed by Associate Dean for…
  • Apr 14

    BLS Library Hours for Passover and Good Friday

    BLS Library Hours for Passover and Good Friday
    Changes in the BLS Library hours for the week of April 14th are as follows Tuesday, April 15th                    9:00 am – Midnight Friday,…
  • Apr 2

    Preparing Your Oral Argument? We can help!

    Preparing Your Oral Argument? We can help!
    If you are a first year, you are most likely preparing for your oral argument.  It can be pretty intimidating and scary.  (At least it was for me.)  But the library can help you prepare and shake off some of those jitters. The…
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Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

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

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

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

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

    Congratulations to the Pace 2014 Estrella Trial Advocacy Team!

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

    Congratulations to the Pace First Voir Dire Team!

    Congratulations to the Pace First Voir Dire Team!
    Our Congratulations go to the First Pace Voir Dire Team that placed fifth overall at the Kansas City Show Me Challenge National Voir Dire Tournament and brought home Outstanding Voir Dire Award!  On April 4-6, 2014, Jon Panico (3L),…
Rank this Week: 488

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/
  • Apr 7

    New acquisitions: Sir Matthew Hale

    New acquisitions: Sir Matthew Hale
    We've added a couple of new volumes to our collection, both with works by Matthew Hale (1609-1676). Hale was an English jurist and writer largely known today for his insights on criminal law and, perhaps most notoriously, for expounding the…
  • Mar 31

    Tired of people sitting in your pew?

    Tired of people sitting in your pew?
    Buy it!  This document reflects the sale of a pew in the Salem Meeting House in October 1769.  In September of that same year, Reverend Thomas Barnard and the proprietors of the church gave power to five committee members (Nathaniel…
  • Mar 14

    Classroom visit to the Rare Book Room

    Classroom visit to the Rare Book Room
    On Monday, my colleague Mary Ann Neary brought her Bankruptcy Research students to the Rare Book Room to look at some historical materials related to bankruptcy, insolvency, and debtor-creditor relations.  Each student had an item that…
Rank this Week: 758

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Apr 3

    Researching Delaware criminal sentencing

    Researching Delaware criminal sentencing
    Here’s a quick list of sources for researching Delaware criminal sentences. Title 11, chapter 5 of the Delaware Code defines crimes in Delaware and gives the classification of each crime. Title 11 chapter 42 of the Delaware Code…
  • Mar 31

    The old razzle dazzle and other licensed amusement

    The old razzle dazzle and other licensed amusement
    While doing some research on a more serious topic, I happened to notice an index entry in the 1915 Delaware Code: “Razzle-dazzle keepers, license of.” What exactly was a razzle-dazzle keeper and why did it require a license? The…
  • Mar 4

    Law library spring break hour

    Law library spring break hour
    This week the Delaware campus law library is on shorter hours for Spring Break. February 28     8 AM to 8 PM March 1              9 AM to 5 PM March 2  …
Rank this Week: 781

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

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

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 637

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 2

    Database of the Month for April — HeinOnline Women and the Law Collection

    Database of the Month for April — HeinOnline Women and the Law Collection
    Looking for resources in women and the law? We are pleased to announce a new database addition to HeinOnline – Women and the Law (Peggy), a new collection uniting books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in…
  • Mar 7

    Databases of the Month — March

    Databases of the Month — March
    Have you heard that Californians turn to rain dances to pray for water? Did you know that Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto say pipeline is ‘bigger mistake’ than Vietnam War? Are you trying to keep up with the…
  • Feb 19

    Database of the Month for February — Ebrary

    Database of the Month for February — Ebrary
    I know it’s a little late this month for me to introduce the Database of the Month. I apologize for the delay due to my time away in China. But I’m still very thrilled to bring you another fabulous resource … Continue…
Rank this Week: 827

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Mar 30

    Nimmer on infringement 2.0

    Nimmer on infringement 2.0
    I was reminded once again of Mark Twain’s comment — “Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet” — as I listened to Professor David Nimmer deliver the annual Frey…
  • Mar 27

    Attacking academic value

    Attacking academic value
    A new thing started happening here at Duke this week; we began getting inquiries from some faculty authors about how to obtain a formal waiver of our faculty open access policy.  We have had that policy in place for over three years, but…
  • Mar 18

    More than meets the eye

    More than meets the eye
    When I first saw the story about the conflict between the Social Science History Association (SSHA) and Duke University Press (DUP), I thought I had best not comment about it. But since then a number of my colleagues have gotten in touch with…
Rank this Week: 699

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

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

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?
    What makes lawyers happy? Apparently people want to know, because an article on that topic was the most downloaded paper on SSRN last week. You can read it yourself:Lawrence S. Krieger & Kennon M. Sheldon, What Makes Lawyers Happy?…
  • Mar 28

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?
    Kathryn Stanchi & Deirdre M. Bowen, This is Your Sword: How Damaging are Prior Convictions to Plaintiffs in Civil Trials?, 89 Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2412110: The conventional wisdom in law is that a…
  • Mar 28

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification
    A House bill promoting the notion that jurors can ignore Alaska's criminal code and let a lawbreaking defendant off the hook had a brief hearing Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee, then was held for later. The bill, fostering "jury…
Rank this Week: 749

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Mar 13

    AR in the Classroom and Library

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

    Fun with Slide

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

    The Law School Ed Tech Blog return

    The Law School Ed Tech Blog return
    The Law School Ed Tech Blog has started up again with two new posts. The blog focuses on educational technology issues in law schools. Contributors include educational technologists and librarians from law schools around the country.In…
Rank this Week: 722

Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

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

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

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

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

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

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

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
Rank this Week: 712

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: 808

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 678

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: 768

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

Features news and research updates from the legal information librarians at Boston College Law School.

http://bclegaleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Count Your Bitcoins!

    Count Your Bitcoins!
    Do you have any virtual currency in your wallet?  Treasury Notice 2014-12, titled Virtual Currency Guidance, was issued by the I.R.S. on April 14, 2014. The document is in the format of questions and answers; it provides background on…
  • Apr 11

    Legal Implications of the Heartbleed Bug

    Legal Implications of the Heartbleed Bug
    Reporting Requirements: State and federal law require reporting "data breaches" in many circumstances, particularly in the health care and banking arenas.  For example, HIPPA requires covered entities to provide notification for a…
  • Apr 9

    Working on a research paper?

    Working on a research paper?
    Here are a few basic tips for researching a paper:  1.  Use periodical indexes: These aren't as scary as they sound. When you search law review articles on Westlaw and Lexis, you're doing what's called a full-text search. This…
Rank this Week: 4127

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
  • Apr 17

    Happy 1st Birthday, DPLA!

    Happy 1st Birthday, DPLA!
    The Digital Public Library of America is one year old!  We launched in April, 2013 after a few years of planning and barnstorming the country for ideas, inspiration, and volunteers. While we postponed the launch celebration due to the…
  • Jan 20

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover
    I am glad to see you all back here, safe and sound, in Cochran Chapel so that we can look ahead, look to the kind of community that we want to build.  We come together today to celebrate both community … Continue reading →
  • Dec 7

    What I’m Looking For in a Short Paper: Hacking Class 2013-2014

    What I’m Looking For in a Short Paper: Hacking Class 2013-2014
    I am teaching a winter-term seminar course at Phillips Academy to ten seniors entitled “Hacking: A Course in Experiments.”  I had a great time teaching it last year as well with ten students (I miss them!), and now have the…
Rank this Week: 2628

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

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

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Apr 17

    Probate Law Appellate Court Opinion - 4/14/2014

    Probate Law Appellate Court Opinion - 4/14/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Probate Law Opinions Body: AC35490 - Wright v. Leonardi ("The dispositive issue raised in this appeal by the plaintiff...is whether the Superior Court properly dismissed her appeal of the Probate Court’s…
  • Apr 17

    Employment Law Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions - 4/17/2014

    Employment Law Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions - 4/17/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Employment Opinions Body: SC18877 - Sarrazin v. Coastal, Inc. ("This appeal requires us to consider under what circumstances an employee’s travel time between home and work constitutes compensable work…
  • Apr 17

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinion - 4/17/2014

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinion - 4/17/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: AC35826 - Valentine v. Valentine ("In this uncontested appeal, the self-represented defendant...challenges the financial orders entered incident to the judgment of the trial court dissolving…
Rank this Week: 4121

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

Covers legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin. From the University of Wisconsin Law Library and librarian Bonnie Shucha.

http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/
  • Apr 17

    UW Law Library's Newest Faculty READ Poster

    UW Law Library's Newest Faculty READ Poster
    Each year, the Law Library creates a new Faculty READ Poster to be added to our collection. This year, we were lucky enough to have emeritus professors Bill Whitford and Stewart Macaulay grace the poster. If you are in the library, be sure…
  • Apr 15

    Legislation Relating to CCAP Die

    Legislation Relating to CCAP Die
    From the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin Government Relations Chair, Candace Hall Slaminski: It appears all proposed legislation relating to CCAP has died this session. AB 253 and SB 234, both relating to restricting access to and…
  • Mar 12

    UW Law School named 3rd Best School for Practical Training

    UW Law School named 3rd Best School for Practical Training
    National Jurist recently released their rankings of law schools for best practical training. The UW Law School placed third in the nation, receiving an "A+" for the experience it gives students. Congrats to all the hard-working faculty…
Rank this Week: 2440

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Crowdsourcing Legal Research

    Crowdsourcing Legal Research
    If you have a tough case, does it make sense to post your issue on a website and see what other lawyers will say? Legal Technology News looks at this new practice: John Edwards, Legal Research: Send in the Crowds?, LTN, April 16, 2014. The…
  • Apr 14

    What Are We Reading?

    What Are We Reading?
    To celebrate National Library Week, the Gallagher Law Library staff was again asked "what are you reading? What's on your nightstand, in your backpack, on your e-reader right now?" It's no surprise that people who work in libraries tend to be…
  • Apr 14

    It's National Library Week!

    It's National Library Week!
    We have some fun activities planned for law students this week!TGITThe Library is hosting TGIT on April 17th from 5:30-7:30 in Room 115 or on the terrace if it's nice.  Don't forget to bring your IDs!SHELFIESSubmit a picture of yourself…
Rank this Week: 4171

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of April 1-15, 2014 is now available on the Court website.The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials from all but…
  • Apr 15

    Australian Study Highlights 5-to-1 ROI of Special Librarie

    Australian Study Highlights 5-to-1 ROI of Special Librarie
    A number of Australian library associations including the Australian Law Library Association published a study earlier this month that highlights the big 5-to-1 bang for the buck of government, law firm and organizational libraries.In fact,…
  • Apr 14

    Guy Berthiaume Appointed New Librarian and Archivist of Canada

    Guy Berthiaume Appointed New Librarian and Archivist of Canada
    The Canadian government announced today that it has appointed Guy Berthiaume as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years. He will take over at Library and Archives Canada effective June 23, 2014.He had been President and…
Rank this Week: 1318

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

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

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3298