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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

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

    Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years – BBC New

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

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review – UK Human Rights Blog

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

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

    Supreme Court – the right to be on the beach – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘The Queen (on the application of Newhaven Port and Properties Limited) v East Sussex County Council and Newhaven Town Council [2015] SC 7 25 February 2015. Late February is not necessarily the best time of year for a bit of UK sea…
Rank this Week: 4

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

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

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Violette

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

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Eisner v. Northwest Autobody

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Eisner v. Northwest Autobody
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – NEGLIGENCE DA 14-0359, 2015 MT 66N, PAMELA EISNER and JEFF EISNER, SR., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. NORTHWEST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

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zinvest v. Voth

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zinvest v. Voth
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0099, 2015 MT 65N, ZINVEST, LLC, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JOHN J. VOTH, JR.; COLLECTION BUREAU SERVICES, INC.; CACH, LLC; CMB…
Rank this Week: 27

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 27

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

    EPIC Files Lawsuit for Details About Government “Pre-crime” Program
    “EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit about “Future Attribute Screening Technology”, a “Minority Report” program that purports to identify individuals who will commit crimes in the future. EPIC…
  • Feb 27

    Annual Survey of Manufactures: 2013

    Annual Survey of Manufactures: 2013
    Via the Census – “National-level data for manufacturing industry groups and industries at the three-, four-, five- and six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) levels. Provides statistics on employment,…
  • Feb 27

    GAO Reports – Central America, Disaster Relief, Elections, Food Safety, Indian Affairs, Rural Water, Transportation Safety

    GAO Reports – Central America, Disaster Relief, Elections, Food Safety, Indian Affairs, Rural Water, Transportation Safety
    Central America: Information on Migration of Unaccompanied Children from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, GAO-15-362: Published: Feb 27, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2015. Disaster Relief: Agencies Need to Improve Policies and…
Rank this Week: 36

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 27

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

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

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Window Slowly

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

    Purpose of a Law School?

    Purpose of a Law School?
    A profession is a vocation founded on specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply objective counsel and service to others (1). Today in North America a person can become a legal professional by graduating from an…
Rank this Week: 47

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

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

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Feb 27

    Mental Health on Campus–Los Angeles, CA

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

    ABA Professionalism Award

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

    IP and the University–Pittsburgh, PA

    IP and the University–Pittsburgh, PA
    Duquesne University School of Law hosts a roundtable on Intellectual Property and the University on April 19 & 20, 2015. The roundtable brings together leading scholars of intellectual property from...
Rank this Week: 52

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: February 21-22, 2015
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin is scheduled to be held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event is organized by the Internet Bar Organization. The Twitter account for the event is @TechForJustice One Twitter hashtag for the…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 62

    Summary 2014 WY 62
    Summary of Decision May 14, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed.Case Name: LEEKS CANYON RANCH, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; LEEKS CANYON, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; ELIZABETH LOCKHART and…
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 61

    Summary 2014 WY 61
    Summary of Decision May 12, 2014Justice Davis delivered the opinion for the court. Affirmed. Case Name: IN THE MATTER OF THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM OF: CHRISTINA S. HIRSCH, AN EMPLOYEE OF BORDER FOODS, INC. v. STATE OF WYOMING…
  • May 8

    Summary 2014 WY 60

    Summary 2014 WY 60
    Summary of Decision May 8, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: GILBERT ORTIZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0127URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District…
Rank this Week: 132

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

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

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

    ProQuest upcoming maintenance on March 1, 2015

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

    United Nations human rights jurisprudence database launched

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

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 148

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

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

    UT Joins Digital Public Library of America

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

    N.O. Public Library hopes to avert financial crisi

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

    Planned sale of rare books roils Gordon College

    Planned sale of rare books roils Gordon College
    “When a wealthy family bequeathed a collection of rare Bibles and Shakespeare folios to Gordon College in 1922, it came with a catch: the works had to remain intact and with the school. That’s why a descendant of the late…
Rank this Week: 156

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

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

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

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

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

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

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
Rank this Week: 155

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: 161

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: 187

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

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

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Feb 27

    Snow Fight on the Capitol Plaza – Pic of the Week

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

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

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

    An Interview with Suneewan Creech, Library Technician

    An Interview with Suneewan Creech, Library Technician
    This week’s interview is with Suneewan Creech, the newest technician in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library.  Although she’s not really new, Ms. Creech has been a contractor at the Law Library since 2008,…
Rank this Week: 223

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/
  • Feb 27

    BYU Law #38 in Alums to Partner

    BYU Law #38 in Alums to Partner
    BYU Law School was recently ranked #38 in the National Law Journal’s ranking of associates promoted to partner in 2014 (BYU Law School affiliation required for this link).  These rankings were part of NLJ’s 2015 Go-To Law…
  • Feb 26

    Greenwire

    Greenwire
    The Law Library has recently acquired access to EnergyWire, ClimateWire, Environment & Energy Daily ( E&E Daily), GreenWire and E&E News PM for the BYU Law School community. Each of these sources provide objective, timely and…
  • Feb 26

    New database: AILALink

    New database: AILALink
    Immigration is one of the most significant hot button issues in the U.S. today as interested parties engage in heated debate regarding appropriate avenues of reform. The Law Library has recently acquired access to AILALink, a research…
Rank this Week: 250

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

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

    Sources For Statistical Data

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

    Library Tip: ExpressO Law Review Submission Service

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

    Historical Research into Words and Phrase

    Historical Research into Words and Phrase
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Join Yale Law Librarian: Fred Shapiro For a Workshop on: Historical Research into Words and Phrases February 18th / 3:10 – 4 PM / YLS Room 128 At times lawyers and legal scholars need…
Rank this Week: 258

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

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

    The Justice Gap

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

    The impact of legal aid reform

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

    Open University Day – Saturday 6th December

    Open University Day – Saturday 6th December
    This Saturday, 6th December, ULaw Guildford will be hosting a Study Day for 1st year OU law students. OU students will be in the library from 11.30 – 12.45 pm and again from 2.30 – 4 pm. OU students will also be using IT room 216…
Rank this Week: 280

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
  • Feb 11

    Welcome to our 2015 Rare Book Fellow!

    Welcome to our 2015 Rare Book Fellow!
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library welcomes Anna Franz as its 2015 Rare Book Fellow. Anna is our second Rare Book Fellow. She earned a Master’s in Library & Information Science from Wayne State University. She has a Ph.D. and M.A. in…
  • Jan 23

    Exhibit talk: "Murder and Women in 19th-Century America"

    Exhibit talk: "Murder and Women in 19th-Century America"
    “Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library” An exhibition talk by MIKE & EMMA WIDENER, curators Friday, January 30 11:00am – 12:00pm Room 122, Yale Law School 127 Wall Street, New…
  • Jan 14

    7th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

    7th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition
    The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Seventh Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named…
Rank this Week: 329

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: 334

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

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

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

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

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position

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

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!
    It’s easy! Visit the Internet Archive. Click on Web. Enter the URL you want saved into the “Save Page Now” box. Voila! For example, I linked in a previous blog post to this article: “Never trust a corporation to do…
Rank this Week: 361

The Gavel

The Gavel

Features legal and library news. By the Oklahoma City University Law Library.

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Feb 12

    The Mystery Behind Mastery Monday

    The Mystery Behind Mastery Monday
    Want to increase your research skills but don’t have a lot of free time? The Oklahoma City University Law Library will be launching a new series of quick tutorials starting on Monday, February 16th! We call them Mastery Mondays, and…
  • Feb 6

    Black History Month: Law School Event

    Black History Month: Law School Event
    February 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month in the United States. The theme for 2015 is “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” (http://asalh100.org/black-history-themes/2015-theme/). The Oklahoma City…
  • Jan 30

    “Know Your Rights 101″ Public Forum

    “Know Your Rights 101″ Public Forum
    The Oklahoma City University School of Law and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority hosted a public forum on Saturday,  January 24, 2015 on citizens’ rights during police interactions. The Oklahoman ran a story on the “Know Your Rights…
Rank this Week: 388

Law Library of Congress: Global…

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor

Covers legal news and developments worldwide. By the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/
  • Nov 19

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change
    Communications and electronic information - On November 13, 2012, the United Arab Emirates amended Federal Law 2-2006 on electronic crimes. The amended legislation includes provisions that punish anyone convicted of using digital means to…
  • Nov 15

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law
    Family - France's Council of Ministers (Conseil des Ministres, Cabinet) approved a draft law on November 7, 2012, that legalizes marriage for same-sex couples. The proposal gives such couples the rights usually assigned to marriage, as... The…
  • Nov 9

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law
    Taxation - On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers…
Rank this Week: 384

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
  • Feb 27

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinions - 2/27/2015

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinions - 2/27/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC19109 - State v. Riley (Murder; attempt to commit murder; assault first degree; conspiracy to commit murder; "In a recent trilogy of cases, the United States Supreme Court fundamentally…
  • Feb 24

    Parental Kidnapping in Connecticut - 2015 Edition

    Parental Kidnapping in Connecticut - 2015 Edition
    Category: FYI;Legal Research;Self-Help Body: The 2015 edition of Parental Kidnapping in Connecticut has been posted to our Research Guides page. Published: 2/24/2015 11:28 AM
  • Feb 23

    Family Law Supreme Court Opinion - 2/23/2015

    Family Law Supreme Court Opinion - 2/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: SC19215 - Olszewski v. Jordan ("The principal issue in this appeal is whether attorneys are entitled by operation of law to equitable charging liens against marital assets for fees and…
Rank this Week: 402

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

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

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

    DISH eDiscovery Writing Competition

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

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

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

    Cleveland Metro Bar Association Provides Mental Health Toolkit

    Cleveland Metro Bar Association Provides Mental Health Toolkit
    Lawyers suffer from depression and other related mental illnesses at an alarming rate. More and more resources are becoming available to help impaired professionals get the help they need to treat depression and get their careers and lives…
Rank this Week: 421

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/
  • Feb 27

    Tribute to Prof. Monroe Freedman

    Tribute to Prof. Monroe Freedman
    My favorite Monroe story:In addition to his legion of accomplishments and contributions to the legal community, Monroe had a delightful sense of humor.  He provided what is still my all-time favorite Reference question.  He wanted…
  • Feb 25

    Congress.gov Legislative Email Alert

    Congress.gov Legislative Email Alert
    Congress.gov now offers email alerts!Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative…
  • Feb 24

    W. E. B. Dubois: A Digital Archive

    W. E. B. Dubois: A Digital Archive
    African American History Month, and especially the last week in February, are especially appropriate times to celebrate the wonderful digital archive capturing the works of W. E. B. Dubois--author, scholar, educator, magazine editor,…
Rank this Week: 466

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Open-Access-PolicyOn January 1, 2015, the Open Access Policy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be effective for all new agreements. A two-year embargo will be in…
  • Aug 7

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant
    Between Google circumventing in-depth research, dealing with budget constraints, understanding the changes driving customer behavior, and other challenges, librarians are facing a new world in which they must be adaptive.Join us Thursday,…
  • Jul 11

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14
    Fastcase is happy again to sponsor and operate the PLL Hospitality Suite at AALL, for PLL members and friends at the annual meeting.  This year the location will be at The Ambassador Suite in Room 2032 of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. …
Rank this Week: 471

TMLL Library News

TMLL Library News

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

http://umlaw.typepad.com/tmll_news/
  • Feb 25

    Oxford's U.S. Constitutional Law Database

    Oxford's U.S. Constitutional Law Database
    We are very excited to add the new Oxford University Press electronic resource U.S. Constitutional Law to our suite of databases available via Research Port on the library website. Designed as a comprehensive platform covering American…
  • Feb 20

    Library Closing at 4:00 on 2/21

    Library Closing at 4:00 on 2/21
    Due to the impending inclement weather, the Thurgood Marshall Law Library will close at 4:00pm on Saturday, February 21, 2015 instead of its regular time of 8:00 pm. The User Services Desk will be staffed while the Library is open. Please…
  • Feb 19

    New Scholarship in the Digital Common

    New Scholarship in the Digital Common
    Last month, DigitalCommons@UM Carey Law had 44,233 full-text downloads. New additions to the Commons this month include: Academic Journals: Volume 74, Issue 1 of the Maryland Law Review Volume 18, Issue 1 of the Journal of Health Care Law and…
Rank this Week: 484

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Feb 26

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals on HeinOnline
    Check out the new ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals on HeinOnline! This collection features over 90 ABA periodical titles, including 44 titles previously only available to ABA section members. Select titles are available as full color…
  • Feb 19

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New! The Law of Lawyering, Fourth Edition

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New! The Law of Lawyering, Fourth Edition
    Curious about the revisions and updated changes made in December’s release of the The Law of Lawyering, 4th ed.? The greatly expanded two-volume fourth edition of The Law of Lawyering is available on the Loislaw Treatise Library, a…
  • Feb 12

    Model Real Estate Forms in PA Legal Forms Database

    Model Real Estate Forms in PA Legal Forms Database
    Are you handling a real estate matter for a client and don’t want to reinvent the wheel when it comes to drafting a document? Start your search in the real estate materials in the PA Legal Forms database, which members of Jenkins can…
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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/
  • Feb 2

    Innocence Movement: Free Online Course / Video Serie

    Innocence Movement: Free Online Course / Video Serie
    The University of Illinois Springfield offers a free online course on the Innocence Movement beginning today, Feb. 2, 2015. You can register online at: http://uis.coursesites.com (Click on this link, then click the name of the course, The…
  • Dec 5

    More Follow-up to #Ferguson Forum

    More Follow-up to #Ferguson Forum
    During the forum on Tuesday, there was discussion about why Darren Wilson was not interviewed for a few days after shooting Michael Brown. Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said that many police unions have negotiated a term in their…
  • Dec 4

    Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, & Disadvantage—Free Online Course

    Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, & Disadvantage—Free Online Course
    Stephen Bright is president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights, a public interest law program that deals with human rights in the criminal justice and prison systems. He has also been a visiting lecturer or fellow at…
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3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    The Profession is Doomed

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

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

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

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

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

    Resistance is Futile

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

    Where does FERPA fit?

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

    The truth about contract

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

Legal Research Plus

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

http://legalresearchplus.com
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MoreUs Law Library Blawg

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

Official blawg of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/library/
  • Feb 26

    The Constitute Project

    The Constitute Project
    Tunisia, Egypt, Fiji, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Libya, South Sudan and Hungary have all produced new constitutions in the past few years. Each of these constitutions arose in different political circumstances, but how, in general, does a nation…
  • Feb 21

    Mindfulness Meditations Break on Mondays and Wednesday

    Mindfulness Meditations Break on Mondays and Wednesday
    You’re welcome to 15-minute meditation breaks, every Monday at 3pm and Wednesday at noon in the Library’s Klaus Room (2nd floor). No prior meditation experience or registration required – just come on in, sit in a comfy easy…
  • Feb 17

    The Law Library Opens at 10am Today

    The Law Library Opens at 10am Today
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Biddleblog

Biddleblog

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

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

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

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

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review

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

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014
    Biddle Law Library continues to acquire new print and electronic titles.Take a look at our recent acquisitions!
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Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Feb 27

    Using Primo to Request Books from Summit and Interlibrary Loan

    Using Primo to Request Books from Summit and Interlibrary Loan
    When you run a search from the default search screen on Primo, our new library catalog, you may notice that some of the books or resources that appear in your result list are not available via the law library’s collection. You can still…
  • Feb 26

    Poverty Traps in Criminalized Communities: A Life Sentence of Debt and Unemployment

    Poverty Traps in Criminalized Communities: A Life Sentence of Debt and Unemployment
    Social Justice Monday – February 23, 2015 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern There is a national crisis regarding policing, prosecution and imprisonment of low-income communities of color and sexual minorities. The events…
  • Feb 25

    Is Beast Mode really trademarked?

    Is Beast Mode really trademarked?
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a free trademark search database. It’s worth knowing about as a research tool. Just for fun, we looked up “Beast Mode.” It came up with 41 documents, including some…
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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/
  • Feb 26

    ProQuest Databases Unavailable on Saturday, Feb. 28

    ProQuest Databases Unavailable on Saturday, Feb. 28
    The UW Libraries subscribe to several useful databases from a company called ProQuest. Law students and other legal researchers might use:ProQuest CongressionalProQuest Dissertations & ThesesIndex IslamicusThese and other ProQuest…
  • Feb 26

    Writing Competitions for Law Student

    Writing Competitions for Law Student
    The George Washington University Law School has created a list of more than 150 legal writing competitions for students.  You can get more information and download the spreadsheet here.Hat tip: Legal Skills Prof Blog
  • Feb 20

    Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal

    Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal
    After the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the UN set up the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). This historic tribunal delivered its last trial judgment in December 2012 and is now winding down its appellate work.In 2008,  a team…
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Paul L. Boley Law Library

Paul L. Boley Law Library

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

https://law.lclark.edu/library/
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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
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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

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

    Call for Nominations for Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is seeking nominations for the Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship:"This award is an honour bestowed upon a current member of CALL/ACBD who has provided…
  • Feb 26

    Center for Research Libraries Webinar on New Model License for E-Resource

    Center for Research Libraries Webinar on New Model License for E-Resource
    The Chicago-based Center for Research Libraries (CRL) will host a webinar on Coming to Terms: Behind the New Liblicense Model License on Wednesday March 4, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Central Time.Ann Okerson, a CRL senior advisor, will discuss the…
  • Feb 25

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Building Your Brand

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Building Your Brand
    Earlier this month, the international information professional organization SLA (Special Libraries Association) held a "Twitter Chat" to discuss how to build a  "brand".The conversation on Twitter covered topics such as taglines,…
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Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Informer et communiquer : 10 règles pour être en règle

    Informer et communiquer : 10 règles pour être en règle
    Je suis intervenu en clôture de la matinée d'étude "Le droit sans complexe" organisée par l'ADBS à la DILA ce jeudi 26 février 2015. Voici le "pitch" : comment respecter facilement et sans prise de…
  • Jan 28

    La liste des normes AFNOR d'application obligatoire publiée sur Legifrance

    La liste des normes AFNOR d'application obligatoire publiée sur Legifrance
    Une page spéciale vient d'apparaître sur Legifrance : Normes AFNOR d'application obligatoire. Elle inclut : la référence de la norme AFNOR et le lien vers son texte intégral gratuit (mais difficilement…
  • Jan 27

    Récentes traductions de Codes français / Recent translations of a few French Code

    Récentes traductions de Codes français / Recent translations of a few French Code
    Le Juriscope, avec l'aide d'Universités étrangères, continue le travail de travail de traduction des Codes français. Trouvé récemment sur le compte Facebook de l'association Juriconnexion : Code de…
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Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Nov 4

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law
    A new exhibit showcasing a selection of representative works on international judicial lawmaking in the law library foreign and international law collection is now on display on L1 of the law library. The selections of works highlight the…
  • Oct 20

    Oxford Historical Treatie

    Oxford Historical Treatie
    The library has been given trial access to Oxford Historical Treaties until Friday, November 14th.
  • Sep 5

    New Exhibit: Stolen Art

    New Exhibit: Stolen Art
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Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

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

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

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

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

    New and Improved Black's Law Dictionary Online

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

    Committee Name Game

    Committee Name Game
    The intricacies of legislative history beset many a researcher.  Changes in the legislative process can further complicate an already difficult process.  For example, in 2011, the House of Representatives adopted a new rule requiring a…
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Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

Announces programs hosted by the Law Library of Congress, including legal film series, speaker series, and recognition events.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Feb 5

    Legislation Email Alerts on Congress.gov

    Legislation Email Alerts on Congress.gov
    Email alerts are now available on Congress.gov. There are three different types of alerts in this initial release: Member of Congress, legislation, and the Congressional Record. Bill and member alerts were an often-requested feature on…
  • Dec 19

    Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta

    Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta
    Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Mumford Room (LM-649), Library of Congress, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. Ruth Mazo Karras, professor and chair of the History Department at…
  • Dec 11

    Vote for In Custodia Legis in the ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Vote for In Custodia Legis in the ABA Journal Blawg 100
    The Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis, was included in this year's ABA Journal Blawg 100, as "one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience." Please take a minute to register (http://www.abajournal.com/register) and vote…
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Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

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

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

    EBSCO buys Yankee Book Publishing and GOBI

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

    Worldcat search tip

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

    Computer Lab cyberbar is open!

    Computer Lab cyberbar is open!
    Kudos to IT director Kim Getz for the great new addition.
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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/
  • Feb 8

    Hints on Job Interview

    Hints on Job Interview
    (with thanks to Nancy Scott Hanway, in an article “A Foot in the Door at a Small Liberal-Arts College” at p. A23, in the Dec. 19 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. I found many of her suggestions, tailored to applicants…
  • Dec 30

    Who put the damn wind up the doctors' offices?!

    Who put the damn wind up the doctors' offices?!
    Have your doctors' offices gotten on the bandwagon yet? There is this new trend to have Patient Gateways. The gateway keeps increasing its security. Now, it's like trying to get into Fort Knox. 2-factor security, where I have to include not…
  • Dec 9

    Google Master Class MOOC

    Google Master Class MOOC
    A while ago, Marie posted here about teaching her students better Google searching skills. I was looking at what Google makes available and was thrilled to locate the excellent MOOC they developed on Power Searching and Advanced Power…
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Depraved Librarian

Depraved Librarian

A carnival of news and information about culture, law, music, technology and research. By Grace Lee.

http://depravedlibrarian.wordpress.com
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