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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: 7

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 24

    Literature and Law

    Literature and Law
    This is a guest post by Jennifer Davis, a supervisory collection specialist in our Collection Services Division at the Law Library of Congress. Hurrying to work in the morning is a good time to think of to-do lists, song lyrics and snatches…
  • Apr 23

    An Interview with Rob Sukol, Deputy Law Revision Counsel

    An Interview with Rob Sukol, Deputy Law Revision Counsel
    This week’s interview is with Rob Sukol, Deputy Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Rob previously did the guest post titled “The United States Code Online – Downloadable XML Files and…
  • Apr 22

    Was a 9-Month-old Boy Really Charged with Attempted Murder in Pakistan?

    Was a 9-Month-old Boy Really Charged with Attempted Murder in Pakistan?
    The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, senior legal research specialist in our Public Services Division. You may have heard about an incredible article with the headline, “9-month-old boy on the run after attempted…
Rank this Week: 20

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    Dodson and Starger: Mapping Supreme Court Doctrine: Civil Pleading: Article and Video

    Dodson and Starger: Mapping Supreme Court Doctrine: Civil Pleading: Article and Video
    Professor Scott Dodson of the University of California Hastings and Profesor Colin Starger of the University of Baltimore have published Mapping Supreme Court Doctrine: Civil Pleading, Federal Courts Law Review, 7, 275-284 (2014). The…
  • Apr 23

    Schwartz: Public Access vs. Open Access regarding legislative data

    Schwartz: Public Access vs. Open Access regarding legislative data
    Molly Schwartz has posted Public Access vs. Open Access, at the Congressional Data Coalition Blog. Here are excerpts from the post: “Doesn’t Congress already make its information publicly accessible?” That’s the…
  • Apr 23

    Webcast: 23 April: Iron Tech Lawyer Competition, Georgetown Law Center

    Webcast: 23 April: Iron Tech Lawyer Competition, Georgetown Law Center
    The latest Iron Tech Lawyer Competition is scheduled to be held 23 April 2014 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. A live video webcast of the event is said to be available at:…
Rank this Week: 22

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 23

    Apr. 24 Colloquia/Workshop

    Apr. 24 Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Anton Burkov (Kennan Institute) presents Strategic Litigation: Bringing the European Convention for Human Rights to Russia – paper is not publicly available
  • Apr 22

    Apr. 23 Colloquia/Workshop

    Apr. 23 Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty Lawrence Katz (Harvard University) presents Neighborhoods vs. Schools – paper is not publicly available University of Wisconsin-Madison Asifa Quraishi-Landes (University…
  • Apr 22

    Research Design for Causal Inference—Chicago, IL, and Durham, NC

    Research Design for Causal Inference—Chicago, IL, and Durham, NC
    Northwestern University School of Law and Duke University School of Law are holding two workshops on Research Design for Causal Inference this year: Main workshop: Monday – Friday, July 7-11, 2014, at Northwestern Advanced workshop:…
Rank this Week: 24

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 23

    OPINION: Davenport v. Odlin

    OPINION: Davenport v. Odlin
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CIVIL – WRIT OF MANDAMUS DA 13-0277, 2014 MT 109, KRISTINE DAVENPORT, Petitioner and Appellant, v. JOHN E. ODLIN, Respondent and Appellee.
  • Apr 22

    OPINION: State v. Reim

    OPINION: State v. Reim
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CRIMINAL – ASSAULT DA 13-0050, 2014 MT 108, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. MICHAEL KENNETH REIM, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Apr 22

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zuazua v. Spear

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zuazua v. Spear
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CIVIL – QUIET TITLE DA 13-0625, 2014 MT 107N, AMADOR F. ZUAZUA, Plaintiff, Counter-Defendant, and Appellant, v. DAVID J. SPEAR…
Rank this Week: 26

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: 29

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 24

    Stress Management for Law Students (From a Recent Grad)

    Stress Management for Law Students (From a Recent Grad)
    Alexandra Kozlov graduated from the Queen’s Faculty of Law in 2012 and articled with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeal Tribunal We all know what law school stress looks like. Come exam time, we see its physical manifestations:…
  • Apr 24

    Business Trademarks May Be Displayed in Quebec in a Language Other Than French

    Business Trademarks May Be Displayed in Quebec in a Language Other Than French
    On April 9, 2014, the Quebec Superior Court ruled that businesses in the province of Quebec may continue to display their trademarks on public signs outside their premises in a language other than French if no French version of the trademark…
  • Apr 24

    Online Dispute Resolution, Courts and Tribunals: What Are the Threshhold Issues?

    Online Dispute Resolution, Courts and Tribunals: What Are the Threshhold Issues?
    Many people are only starting to get used to the idea of ODR – Online Dispute Resolution. ODR uses increasingly familiar things, like online communication and information sharing, and uses the internet to combine them with dispute…
Rank this Week: 41

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 23

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinion - 4/23/2014

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinion - 4/23/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Juvenile Law Opinions Body: AC36068 - In re Daniel A. (Termination of parental rights; "The respondent father, Daniel A., appeals from the judgment of the trial court terminating his parental rights with respect…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 50

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: 64

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 23

    Estimates of illegal and unreported fish in seafood imports to the USA

    Estimates of illegal and unreported fish in seafood imports to the USA
    “Illegal and unreported catches represented 20–32% by weight of wild-caught seafood imported to the USA in 2011, as determined from robust estimates, including uncertainty, of illegal and unreported fishing activities in the…
  • Apr 23

    New Website Helps Vets Manage Benefits, Apply for Loan

    New Website Helps Vets Manage Benefits, Apply for Loan
    “eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information. eBenefits offers: A personalized workspace called…
  • Apr 23

    Go back in time with Street View

    Go back in time with Street View
    Google Official Blog: “If you’ve ever dreamt of being a time traveler like Doc Brown, now’s your chance. Starting today, you can travel to the past to see how a place has changed over the years by exploring Street View…
Rank this Week: 183

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 23

    Happy 450th Birthday, Will!

    Happy 450th Birthday, Will!
    Today is the day we celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. To mark the occasion, check out these books in the Gallagher Law Library collection.Our most recent titles:Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation Among…
  • Apr 22

    Results from National Library Week Candy Jar Contest

    Results from National Library Week Candy Jar Contest
    We had great turnout for the National Library Week Candy Jar Contest this year with a total of 22 submissions. Thanks to everyone for participating!The total pieces of wrapped candy in the jar was 143. There was an errant jellybean at the…
  • Apr 21

    French Change Civil Code to Recognize Animal Feelings—Almost

    French Change Civil Code to Recognize Animal Feelings—Almost
    The ABA Journal online reported Pets in France get legal status as ‘living beings capable of feelings’ (April 18, 2014). What an interesting development! I decided to track down the actual law.The ABA Journal linked to the…
Rank this Week: 201

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
Rank this Week: 199

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
  • Mar 25

    EBSCOhost maintenance and downtime

    EBSCOhost maintenance and downtime
    On Saturday 29 March 2014 from 9am to 11am, the library’s EBSCOhost databases may be intermittently unavailable while EBSCO performs network upgrades. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fobelix.lib.hku.hk%2Fcdblog%2F%3Fp%3D16518'; …
  • Mar 24

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source
    Country Profile Morocco: Setting the Stage for Becoming a Migration Transition Country? Since the 1960s, Morocco has evolved into one of the world’s leading emigration countries. Immigration restrictions in Europe did not stop…
  • Mar 21

    Wisenews systems downtime 29 March 2014

    Wisenews systems downtime 29 March 2014
    Systems maintenance of the Wisenews database has been scheduled on Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 from 18:00 to 24:00 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all Wisenews database services will be temporarily unavailable. addthis_url =…
Rank this Week: 192

Biddleblog

Biddleblog

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

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

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

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

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review

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

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014
    Biddle Law Library continues to acquire new print and electronic titles.Take a look at our recent acquisitions!
Rank this Week: 200

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Apr 23

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Copyright Subject Searching on LegalTrac

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Copyright Subject Searching on LegalTrac
    Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day on April 23! UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, has dedicated April 23 to books and copyright since 1995. This day is devoted to the power of books and the…
  • Apr 10

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin on HeinOnline
    The Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin is the bi-yearly reprinting of the weekly Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB), which announces official rulings and procedures of the IRS as well as publishes Treasury Decisions, Executive Orders, Tax…
  • Mar 27

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Congressional Record on ProQuest Congressional

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: The Congressional Record on ProQuest Congressional
    Each March the sports world is consumed with talk of tournaments, brackets, and college basketball. Congress, like the rest of America, joins in the conversation. Congress' remarks in congratulating successes and mourning loses during the…
Rank this Week: 286

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 23

    Summary 2014 WY 54

    Summary 2014 WY 54
    Summary of Decision April 23, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion for the Court. Reversed and remanded.Case Name: GREGORY MATTHEWS v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0160URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxOriginal…
  • Apr 23

    Summary 2014 WY 53

    Summary 2014 WY 53
    Summary of Decision April 23, 2014Justice Hill delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: RENE VARGAS v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0084URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District Court…
  • Apr 23

    Summary 2014 WY 52

    Summary 2014 WY 52
    Justice Davis delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed in part and Reversed in part. Case Name: WILLIAM E. MECKEM, individually; LORRAINE W. MECKEM, individually; and DUBOIS HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, INC., a Wyoming corporation v.…
Rank this Week: 292

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: 341

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

Musings from the librarians of the Cornell Law Library on library resources, research tips and news.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Apr 24

    Prep for Summer with a Research Consultation

    Prep for Summer with a Research Consultation
    Getting ready for summer employment? Get prepared by scheduling a research consultation with a librarian. Consultations provide customized preparation for summer jobs, clerkships, public interest work, and post-graduate positions. Stop by the…
  • Apr 21

    Therapy Pets Return April 28!!!

    Therapy Pets Return April 28!!!
    Please join the Law Library for pet therapy in the student lounge on Monday, April 28. Stop by at your leisure and visit with the animals from Noon-1pm for relaxing companionship! The event is made possible by Cornell Companions, a pet…
  • Apr 14

    Library Fine Amnesty Week!

    Library Fine Amnesty Week!
    Return overdue Law Library books to the Circulation Desk before 5pm on Friday, April 18, to receive forgiveness for any fines owed, no questions asked. Please note the following: Amnesty applies only to Law Library books. We cannot waive…
Rank this Week: 459

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Apr 24

    UNH library halts book disposal after complaint

    UNH library halts book disposal after complaint
    “Administrators at University of New Hampshire’s Dimond Library have put on hold an effort to discard little-used books and periodicals, in response to complaints received this week from faculty members and students. Tracey…
  • Apr 24

    Care enough not to excuse bad behavior by street people

    Care enough not to excuse bad behavior by street people
    “For a city that was once known as “the city that knows how,” the streets of San Francisco have become a shameful, unhealthy place. The news report of the unacceptable conditions at the San Francisco Public Library is just…
  • Apr 23

    Books-A-Million Is Helping Give Away Half A Million Free Book

    Books-A-Million Is Helping Give Away Half A Million Free Book
    “On April 23, 2014, 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America. World Book Night U.S. (WBN) is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free,…
Rank this Week: 407

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Apr 24

    Auctioning Class Settlement

    Auctioning Class Settlement
    It’s a matter of conventional wisdom that class action settlements rarely benefit absent class members as much as they could. Despite a valid fear of either explicit collusion or bad incentives, courts will often rubber-stamp class…
  • Apr 15

    Never Assume Numerosity – 2014 Edition Take 2

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

    Tall People and Class Action

    Tall People and Class Action
    April Fool’s–a day that one cannot trust what one reads on the Web, is fortunately over. So, please rest assured that Rutgers law student Brandon Riley’s note We’re Cramped as Hell, and We Won’t Take It Anymore:…
Rank this Week: 657

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Apr 24

    Finding Study Aid

    Finding Study Aid
    Need an overview of a particular area of law or to clarify a particular legal concept?  The law library purchases the following study aid series: West Hornbooks West Nutshells Examples and Explanations Gilbert Law Summaries Emanuel Law…
  • Apr 22

    Recommended Reading from the Walkover Collection: The Lazarus Project

    Recommended Reading from the Walkover Collection: The Lazarus Project
    The Walkover collection is located on the 2nd floor of the library under the staircase. Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project (Riverhead Books 2009) LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor)   PS3608.E48L39 2009 (National Book Award…
  • Apr 22

    Today in Legal History: Earth Day

    Today in Legal History: Earth Day
    Before 1970 there were no legal or regulatory devices to protect the environment. In the spring of 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson, inspired by the student anti-war movement, created Earth Day as a way to force environmental protection onto the…
Rank this Week: 768

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 23

    Master Class with Chris Hughes, Phillips Academy ’02 on Hannah Arendt’s “Responsibility and Judgment”

    Master Class with Chris Hughes, Phillips Academy ’02 on Hannah Arendt’s “Responsibility and Judgment”
    We have the great privilege today of Chris Hughes’ visit to Andover.  Chris graduated from Phillips Academy in 2002.  He returns today to teach a master-class with me, to give the All School Meeting address, and to meet with…
  • 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 →
Rank this Week: 453

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Notice Of Public Roundtables to Discuss Vital Copyright Issue

    Notice Of Public Roundtables to Discuss Vital Copyright Issue
    Four roundtables are scheduled to be held in: (1) Nashville, TN on May 21, 2014, (2) Cambridge, MA on June 25, 2014, (3) Los Angeles, CA on July 29, 2014, and (4) Berkeley, CA on July 30, 2014. All roundtables will begin at 8:30 a.m. and…
  • Apr 10

    DALL Final Community Service Project

    DALL Final Community Service Project
    As our final community service project of the year, DALL is participating in the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club! See details below for more information on the online book drive we are hosting beginning tomorrow, April 1st.  Please…
  • Apr 2

    2014 DALL Spring Institute

    2014 DALL Spring Institute
    The 2014 Spring Institute will be held on Friday, April 25th. This year’s location is UNT Dallas College of Law. We have an exciting program which includes an AALL Chapter visit from Katie Brown. We will kick off the day at 11:00…
Rank this Week: 478

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 7

    Using TWEN to Flip the Classroom

    Using TWEN to Flip the Classroom
    Flipping the Classroom is a popular topic and the subject of a recent webinar given by Westlaw. Many of the tools available in a TWEN course site can be used to flip the classroom: Class Materials for posting text, audio and video Weekly…
  • Apr 4

    “Igniting Law Teaching” a TEDx-Styled Conference is being broadcast live today

    “Igniting Law Teaching” a TEDx-Styled Conference is being broadcast live today
    So if you couldn’t attend, listen here: http://media.wcl.american.edu/Mediasite/Play/60090ad2894d411fa52d53cb79b7b0771 Here is the schedule of speakers: 8:15am: Welcome and Introduction Billie Jo Kaufman, Assoc Dean for Library and…
  • Mar 28

    WestLaw Webinar

    WestLaw Webinar
    Content providers are realizing that faculty are busy and need to learn on their own schedule. That’s why webinars have become so popular. Lexis has offered sessions on teaching transactional law. Westlaw now will be offering 30 minute…
Rank this Week: 667

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: 656

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law…

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law Library Blog

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

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

    Jumpstart Returns!

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

    Bieber Fever Hits Maurer!!!

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

    One in a Million: The Law Library Digital Repository

    One in a Million: The Law Library Digital Repository
    You may have heard that last week our digital repository hit it’s millionth download.  For a law school repository that’s only two and a half years old, that’s pretty impressive.  But this may also have you…
Rank this Week: 732

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: 395

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
  • Mar 21

    Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Work

    Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Work
    (by Peter Hirtle) On 10-11 March, the Copyright Office sponsored a roundtable on the problem of orphan works: works protected by copyright whose authors cannot be located. I didn't attend, but you can find summaries of the discussion here,…
  • Nov 3

    Sharing Archival Collections in the 21st Century: Legal Issue

    Sharing Archival Collections in the 21st Century: Legal Issue
    Key Resources for Nov 4, 2013 Workshop Is it still in copyright? Stanford Copyright & Fair Use site http://fairuse.stanford.edu/charts-and-tools/ links to Peter Hirtle chart, Stanford copyright renewal database, Digital Image Rights…
  • Oct 27

    Notes from an Accidental Advocate for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)

    Notes from an Accidental Advocate for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)
    by Susan Nevelow Mart By way of introduction, you might wonder: what is the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)? UELMA was approved in July 2011 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (now the Uniform…
Rank this Week: 552

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: 624

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: 577

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 749

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous…

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

Covers technology and legal research.

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

    Twitter & Podcast

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

    Book launch

    Book launch
    Eaton & Le May at booklaunch
  • May 21

    Tagging / Deliciou

    Tagging / Deliciou
    I’m madly trying to get del.icio.us to work and I’ve kind of got it working.  I registered an account and then tried to upgrade my browser (using IE 7 ) and followed the instructions.  Didn’t seem to do anything as no…
Rank this Week: 711

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Apr 24

    Exam Prep Help!

    Exam Prep Help!
    Three important Library resources to keep in mind as you prepare for upcoming exams. First:  The Library’s Exam Preparation Resources web page offers a host of materials containing practical advice and strategies designed…
  • Apr 21

    Go Green for Earth Day

    Go Green for Earth Day
    Earth Day this year (April 22) celebrates Green Cities, a campaign to help cities around the world become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. Visit www.earthday.org/ for more details. Here’s a suggestion from the Mendik…
  • Apr 16

    Finding Federal Court Records Online

    Finding Federal Court Records Online
    Finding federal court records online has always seemed more difficult than it should be!  While Westlaw and LexisNexis provide access to the federal docket sheets that list the filings for each case, the filed documents themselves are…
Rank this Week: 2046

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 24

    NLRB Ruling: Northwestern University Football Players are “University Employees”

    NLRB Ruling: Northwestern University Football Players are “University Employees”
    On March 26, 2014, an official for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that Northwestern University football players are “university employees” within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act, and not simply…
  • Apr 23

    ALR Student’s Corner: The Namby Pamby

    ALR Student’s Corner: The Namby Pamby
    The Namby Pamby is a comical, legal blog that light heartily pokes fun at everyday issues lawyers may face. The blog is aimed at and will completely satisfy anyone who is looking for a little bit of humor to brighten … Continue reading…
  • Apr 22

    Free Online Resources for Criminal Law & Procedure: North Carolina Defender Manual Part 2

    Free Online Resources for Criminal Law & Procedure: North Carolina Defender Manual Part 2
    Here is Part 2 of our series of blogs on the free online resources available on the website of the North Carolina Court System Office of Indigent Defense Services (NCIDS). See here for Part 1. This blog will focus on … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 4385

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Apr 24

    Tech Thursday: The Heartbleed Security Hole - Part 2

    Tech Thursday: The Heartbleed Security Hole - Part 2
    The Heartbleed Security Hole has been around for more than a week now and fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself. Fox Van Allen breaks down the issues in a way we can all understand in his article "Heartbleed Security...
  • Apr 17

    Tech Thursday: Portable Battery Charger

    Tech Thursday: Portable Battery Charger
    Don't you just hate it when your phone dies? Until they invent a battery that lasts forever, we're all at the mercy of our battery. Well, there is hope. The portable battery charger! Stewart Wolpin gives us his choice of...
  • Apr 10

    Tech Thursday: The Heartbleed Security Hole

    Tech Thursday: The Heartbleed Security Hole
    A security bulletin was recently announced that affects many servers that use a form of encryption known as OpenSSL. The problem is being called "Heartbleed". Gail Sullivan of The Washington Post writes in her article "Heartbleed: What you…
Rank this Week: 2340

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Apr 24

    National Library Week 2014: Favorite Book

    National Library Week 2014: Favorite Book
    Thanks to everyone for a great 2014 National Library Week at UNH Law! Prizes, candy, and excitement all combined for a fun-filled week at the UNH Law Library. As part of Library Week a blackboard was moved to the entrance of the library and…
  • Apr 16

    Summer Research Boot Camp Slides Available

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

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

    Attention All 1L Students! : Manadatory Legal Research Boot Camp
    Summer is fast approaching and we’d like you all to be prepared for your summer work experience.  Please join us for the 3rd annual Legal Research Boot Camp on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 3: 15 pm-5:15 pm   This mandatory,…
Rank this Week: 3083

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

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

    Digitized Primary Source collections now available

    Digitized Primary Source collections now available
    The Making of Modern Law digitized collections are now available through the Gale Artemis Primary Sources collection. The Georgetown Law Library currently subscribes to the following collections: Foreign Primary Sources – historical…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court of India Recognizes Third Gender

    Supreme Court of India Recognizes Third Gender
    Last week, in a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India recognized the legal status of transgender individuals, allowing them to identify themselves as members of a third category, neither male nor female.  As a result of this…
  • Apr 10

    Looking for a news article? Use the Newspaper Research Guide

    Looking for a news article? Use the Newspaper Research Guide
    The library subscribes to a number of databases that offer access to newspapers across the globe, so whether you’re trying to access a New York Times article from 1982,  yesterday’s Jerusalem Post or the Connecticut…
Rank this Week: 2005

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Covers key legal-education, research, practice, and law-library news. From the John J. Ross-William C. Blakley Law Library of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

http://lawlibnews.lawnews-asu.org/
  • Apr 23

    Jeremiah Chin ’15 and Jennifer Walston ’15 Honored for Exemplary Student Research

    Jeremiah Chin ’15 and Jennifer Walston ’15 Honored for Exemplary Student Research
    The Ross-Blakley Law Library at the Sandra O’Connor College of Law is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of The Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research. Jeremiah Chin is the first place award recipient for his…
  • Apr 10

    Summer Use of Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg Law

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

    Alumni Legal Research Panel – TOMORROW at 12:15pm

    Alumni Legal Research Panel – TOMORROW at 12:15pm
    Please join us tomorrow for a lunchtime alumni panel featuring Kaitlyn Redfield Ortiz (’12) and Masha Shmukler (’11) to learn how your legal research skills can help you in your upcoming summer or post-graduation legal position…
Rank this Week: 2679

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner
    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner, available at http://bit.ly/MinorityTelevisionAmicus: This brief amicus curiae in support of petitioner Minority Television…
  • Mar 25

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved
    James Ming Chen, An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved, 2014 Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2387998 or http://bit.ly/SeedIsNotSaved, and to be…
  • Mar 19

    Flagging prospect theory

    Flagging prospect theory
    James Ming Chen, Flagging Prospect Theory, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2216916 or http://bit.ly/FlaggingProspectTheory: The basic tenets of prospect theory, a bedrock principle of behavioral economics, can be illustrated by what…
Rank this Week: 2391

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    New Library Materials - March 2014

    New Library Materials - March 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of March 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
  • Apr 22

    New Library Materials - February 2014

    New Library Materials - February 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of February 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information
  • Apr 14

    Westlaw Access Change

    Westlaw Access Change
    Westlaw's decided it's time for the Next step!  Beginning July 1, 2014, Westlaw will no longer provide access to WestlawClassic for the law school community nationwide.  An announcement will be made on Tuesday, April 15th on the…
Rank this Week: 4371

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

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

http://nvsctlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Upcoming Events at the Law Library

    Upcoming Events at the Law Library
    Here are a few upcoming events that might be of interest to Law Library patrons:4/24/14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. - NLS Forms Clinic* - LOCATED AT THE BRIC, 108 E. Proctor St.4/25/14, 1-3 p.m. - Serving our Seniors** - Room 107 5/8/14,…
  • Apr 23

    More Westlaw Training (and Free CLE) at the Law Library

    More Westlaw Training (and Free CLE) at the Law Library
    On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Room 107 of the Law Library, we will be offering the following two CLE programs:10-11 a.m. - Intermediate Research on WestlawNext (1 hour of general credit)Take the next step in your research training with…
  • Apr 23

    Self-Help Forms Clinics in Carson City in May

    Self-Help Forms Clinics in Carson City in May
    Nevada Legal Services holds free forms completion clinics twice monthly in Carson City for people who are representing themselves in court. The clinics are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Nevada…
Rank this Week: 4388

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Statistics Canada Article on Firearms and Violent Crime

    Statistics Canada Article on Firearms and Violent Crime
    The Statistics Canada publication Juristat has published a new article on Firearms and violent crime in Canada, 2012: "There were approximately 5,600 victims of firearm-related violent crime in 2012, accounting for 2% of all victims of…
  • Apr 22

    Alberta Law Reform Institute Report on Beneficiary Designation by Substitute Decision Maker

    Alberta Law Reform Institute Report on Beneficiary Designation by Substitute Decision Maker
    The Alberta Law Reform Institute has released a report on Beneficiary Designation by Substitute Decision Makers that deals with the issue of who gets to designate beneficiaries of pension plans and insurance policies when the owner has lost…
  • Apr 22

    New Zealand Law Commission Issues Paper on Legal Proceedings Against the Crown

    New Zealand Law Commission Issues Paper on Legal Proceedings Against the Crown
    The Law Commission of New Zealand released an Issues Paper last week entitled A New Crown Civil Procedure Act for New Zealand which proposes a new law governing the ability of citizens to bring civil legal proceedings against the Crown and…
Rank this Week: 2353

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
Rank this Week: 1997

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
Rank this Week: 1183

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 23

    Exhibit talk: “The Surface of Things: Using New Imaging Techniques to Study Bookbindings and Other Cultural Objects”

    Exhibit talk: “The Surface of Things: Using New Imaging Techniques to Study Bookbindings and Other Cultural Objects”
    A team of Yale University Library conservators will present “The Surface of Things: Using New Imaging Techniques to Study Bookbindings and Other Cultural Objects” on Wednesday, April 23, 2-3pm, in the Sterling Memorial Library…
  • Apr 21

    The Taussig Collection: Justice of the peace manual

    The Taussig Collection: Justice of the peace manual
    Among the 363 English law titles the Lillian Goldman Law Library acquired from Anthony Taussig, by far the largest group is justice of the peace (JP) manuals. Taussig wrote to me that “I have pursued justice of the peace manuals because…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4150