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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Oct 23

    The Facts on Immigration Today

    The Facts on Immigration Today
    Center for American Progress – Report by the CAP Immigration Team: “Immigration has been a constant source of economic vitality and demographic dynamism throughout our nation’s history. Immigrants are taxpayers,…
  • Oct 23

    IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Blue Book 2014

    IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Blue Book 2014
    Danilenko, Alexander; van den Berg, Caroline; Macheve, Berta; Moffitt, L. Joe. 2014. The IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Blue Book 2014 : The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities Databook. World Bank Group,…
  • Oct 23

    Bitcoin over Tor isn’t a good idea – Paper

    Bitcoin over Tor isn’t a good idea – Paper
    Paper by Alex Biryukov, Ivan Pustogarov “Bitcoin is a decentralized P2P digital currency in which coins are generated by a distributed set of miners and transaction are broadcasted via a peer-to-peer network. While…
Rank this Week: 25

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
  • Oct 23

    Judges who Blog

    Judges who Blog
    From LawSites: New Blog Serves as Training Hub for Minnesota Judges, Trial Lawyers And, see links to this at the bottom of the blog post: “For more examples of judges who blog, see my [Bob Ambrogi's] earlier posts: A Quick ……
  • Oct 22

    Free Public Access to Federal Materials on “Guide to Law Online” (WOW x 1,000!)

    Free Public Access to Federal Materials on “Guide to Law Online” (WOW x 1,000!)
    “Free Public Access to Federal Materials on Guide to Law Online October 14, 2014 by Donna Sokol This is a guest post by Ann Hemmens, legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Through an agreement with the Library…
  • Oct 22

    Student Research Resources Library (LLRX): Terrifying!

    Student Research Resources Library (LLRX): Terrifying!
    “Student Research Resources Library,” by Marcus P. Zillman. LLRX, on October 11, 2014 (Remember when all you needed was a paper, pens, lunch, keys, and milk money?)
Rank this Week: 236

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Oct 23

    Judges who Blog

    Judges who Blog
    From LawSites: New Blog Serves as Training Hub for Minnesota Judges, Trial Lawyers And, see links to this at the bottom of the blog post: “For more examples of judges who blog, see my [Bob Ambrogi's] earlier posts: A Quick ……
  • Oct 22

    Free Public Access to Federal Materials on “Guide to Law Online” (WOW x 1,000!)

    Free Public Access to Federal Materials on “Guide to Law Online” (WOW x 1,000!)
    “Free Public Access to Federal Materials on Guide to Law Online October 14, 2014 by Donna Sokol This is a guest post by Ann Hemmens, legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Through an agreement with the Library…
  • Oct 22

    Student Research Resources Library (LLRX): Terrifying!

    Student Research Resources Library (LLRX): Terrifying!
    “Student Research Resources Library,” by Marcus P. Zillman. LLRX, on October 11, 2014 (Remember when all you needed was a paper, pens, lunch, keys, and milk money?)
Rank this Week: 3565

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/
  • Oct 23

    Asimov on creativity

    Asimov on creativity
    The MIT Technology Review has published an essay titled "On Creativity" that was written by famous scientist and author Isaac Asimov, who died in 1992.  The essay was written in 1959, when Asimov was considering joining an MIT project…
  • Oct 23

    Homeland Security Digital Library on Pandemic

    Homeland Security Digital Library on Pandemic
    The Homeland Security Digital Library's fall 2014 newsletter provides timely information and links to documents about communicable diseases and pandemics. Potentially deadly communicable diseases require additional vigilance and knowledge…
  • Oct 22

    Write like an academic

    Write like an academic
    Suffering from writer's block?  The University of Chicago has a webpage called "the Virtual Academic: write your own academic sentence" that can get you started. They provide 4 different dropdown boxes with academic phrases that will…
Rank this Week: 4883

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/
Rank this Week: 402

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 23

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law
    Well-known University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach has reacted to this week’s two terrorist attacks in St-Jean and Ottawa with a post about The Canadian Terrorist Attacks and Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law on the US-based Just…
  • Oct 23

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Oliphant on Creeping Monism in Charter Interpretation

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Oliphant on Creeping Monism in Charter Interpretation
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Oct 23

    Don’t Let Your Strategic Plan Become a Very Expensive Bookend!

    Don’t Let Your Strategic Plan Become a Very Expensive Bookend!
    My firm was recently retained by a client to assist with their Strategic Planning process. During the “interview stage” of our relationship, the Managing Partner went to great lengths to have me explain my process and style. We…
Rank this Week: 68

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
  • Oct 23

    Found in the Stacks: Microcomputers for Lawyer

    Found in the Stacks: Microcomputers for Lawyer
    Microcomputers for Lawyers by J. Stewart Schneider and Charles E. Bowen, Tab Books, Inc., 1983. KF 320 .A9 S36 1983 That’s right, this is a book about computers for lawyers written in 1983. It includes many helpful flowcharts, and…
  • Oct 16

    Found in the Stacks: Cowboy Litigation

    Found in the Stacks: Cowboy Litigation
    Cowboy Litigation: Cattle and the Income Tax by Harold L. Oppenheimer and James D. Keast, The Interstate Printers & Publishers, 1968. KF 1730 .06 This book is part of a series on the inner workings of cowboys—there is also a Cowboy…
  • Oct 10

    Know Your Court Rule

    Know Your Court Rule
    When it comes to case preparation, we typically think of preparatory aspects like the rules of criminal/civil procedure, evidence, prepping the client, and properly researching the case to make sure all of our statutes and regulations…
Rank this Week: 1967

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    UofT Professor on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law

    UofT Professor on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law
    Well-known University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach has written a post about The Canadian Terrorist Attacks and Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law on the US-based Just Security website.The article examines some of the existing powers in the…
  • Oct 23

    Australian Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper on Native Title

    Australian Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper on Native Title
    The Australian Law Reform Commission has released a Discussion Paper called Review of the Native Title Act 1993.From the press release:"The paper contains a range of proposals and questions around connection requirements for the recognition…
  • Oct 21

    Recent Meeting Between Canadian Library Association Exec and Library and Archives Canada Management

    Recent Meeting Between Canadian Library Association Exec and Library and Archives Canada Management
    Late last month, the Executive Council of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) met with senior management of Library and Archives Canada (LAC), including Dr. Guy Berthiaume, the LAC's new head.The CLA has published a summary of the…
Rank this Week: 766

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and resources. From the South Texas College of Law.

http://thefredparkslawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Throwback Thursday: Disco edition

    Throwback Thursday: Disco edition
    By Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistThe STCL administrative staff in 1976. I'm not gonna lie - I was really trying to come up with something witty to say about this photo. However, all that comes…
  • Oct 21

    Collection Spotlight - Discovery!

    Collection Spotlight - Discovery!
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library! In honor of Columbus Day last week,a new edition on Discovery.
  • Oct 16

    Throwback Thursday: Hispanic Heritage Month

    Throwback Thursday: Hispanic Heritage Month
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistIn honor of Hispanic Heritage Month we go back to 1992 with the dedication of the E.J. Salcines Student Lounge. A member of the STCL class of '63, Judge Salcines…
Rank this Week: 1924

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Oct 23

    Massachusetts News Resource

    Massachusetts News Resource
    Want to stay current with Massachusetts news?  Consider checking out:   Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly This newspaper covers court decisions, verdicts, settlements, legal news, bar discipline, and court rules.  It is…
  • Oct 22

    Boston Book Festival

    Boston Book Festival
    The Boston Book Festival is an annual October highlight, centered in Copley Square. This year’s festival is scheduled October 23-25, with most events this Saturday. Featured speakers include Doris Kearns Goodwin, Benjamin Barber, Daniel…
  • Oct 22

    SCOTUS Arguments, with Dog

    SCOTUS Arguments, with Dog
    The great John Oliver offers up one of the funniest SCOTUS-related sketches I’ve ever seen. He takes audio of Supreme Court arguments and plays it over footage … of dogs, dressed up like the Justices.  You really need to…
Rank this Week: 4384

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Covers laws and cases, with a focus on Cincinnati and Ohio. By the Cincinnati Law Library Association.

http://cincinnatilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Blackwater contractors guilty in 2007 Iraq shooting death

    Blackwater contractors guilty in 2007 Iraq shooting death
    The New York Times reported yesterday that four defendants who were employed by Blackwater Worldwide Security were convicted of crimes related to the 2007 shooting in Iraq's Nissour Square. Defendant Nicholas Slatten was convicted of murder,…
  • Oct 22

    Trial court loses jurisdiction to enforce plea agreements after sentencing, rules Ohio Supreme Court

    Trial court loses jurisdiction to enforce plea agreements after sentencing, rules Ohio Supreme Court
    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a trial court cannot rescind a sentence ordered under a plea agreement when the defendant fails to comply with that agreement after the defendant has already been sentenced. As reported by Court…
  • Oct 21

    Voter ID laws stand in Texas as Supreme Court declines to intervene

    Voter ID laws stand in Texas as Supreme Court declines to intervene
    SCOTUS Blog reports that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene Saturday morning in a Texas case challenging restrictive voter identification laws, which are in place in the state for the first time in a federal election. This…
Rank this Week: 1322

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Oct 23

    Oakland libraries imperiled by budget cut

    Oakland libraries imperiled by budget cut
    “Next summer Oakland could lose as many as six to eight of its libraries, though it’s too soon to tell which branches might end up on the chopping block. Funded partly by the city’s general fund and partly by Measure…
  • Oct 23

    Linda Hall Library bets on print over digital

    Linda Hall Library bets on print over digital
    “As a product of the digital age, I’ve been conditioned to believe that anything worth saving is worth saving to an external hard drive. Paper can be ripped, lost, swept away, spilled on or destroyed in any number of ways. For me,…
  • Oct 23

    So Little Paper to Chase in a Law Firm’s New Library

    So Little Paper to Chase in a Law Firm’s New Library
    “The law firm Kaye Scholer left a lot behind when it moved this month from 425 Park Avenue in Manhattan, where it had been since 1957, into new quarters at 250 West 55th Street.It left behind offices that had served giants like Milton…
Rank this Week: 224

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
  • Oct 23

    Early Professionals & Grad Students—International Economic Law—Milano, Italy

    Early Professionals & Grad Students—International Economic Law—Milano, Italy
    The 4th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL) will be held at the University of Milan April 16-17, 2015. Abstracts should be sent no later than Nov.…
  • Oct 23

    CFP: ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

    CFP: ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law
    The ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law at the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University invites submissions for publication in Volume 21 or future volumes. As a publication that is headed by the International…
  • Oct 22

    Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts—Gainesville, FL

    Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts—Gainesville, FL
    The Florida Law Review hosts Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts Oct. 24, 2014, at 10 am. It will be streamed live. mw
Rank this Week: 40

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Oct 23

    HELP! THE ARTICLE I NEED ISN’T ON WEXIS!!

    HELP! THE ARTICLE I NEED ISN’T ON WEXIS!!
    Fear Not! Use the law library’s E-Journal Finder to locate other GMU Databases that provide access to the needed article.
  • Oct 10

    Friday Fun: When Law Books Ruled the Law Library

    Friday Fun: When Law Books Ruled the Law Library
    A Video Short:  Once upon a time, a time not so very long ago, Law Books Ruled the Law Library ….  And don’t forget, everything is definitely NOT online! Happy Friday!    
  • Oct 6

    OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ: IT’S THE FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER

    OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ: IT’S THE FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER
    Since 1916, the Supreme Court’s Term has begun each year on the first Monday in October. 28 U.S.C. § 2.  Supreme Court terms are therefore called the “October Term” followed by the year (e.g. October Term 2013).…
Rank this Week: 3572

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/
  • Oct 23

    Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!

    Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!
    On the HBO program Last Week Tonight, John Oliver observed that without video Supreme Court oral arguments are pretty dry, even with courtroom sketches as backdrops. So he proposed that the audio be livened up with video. What video? Dogs!…
  • Aug 7

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division
    Unlike the federal circuits, the Washington Court of Appeals is a "unitary system"—one court that sits in three divisions, not three separate courts. But sometimes panels from two divisions disagree with each other, so there can be…
  • Jun 20

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse
    Under RPC 1.2(d), a "lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . ."  Does this cover lawyers advising clients under Washington's new marijuana law, when possession is…
Rank this Week: 535

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/
  • Oct 23

    Law Student Essay Competition $$$$$

    Law Student Essay Competition $$$$$
    The Canadian American Bar Association is hosting a competition isopen to all students currently enrolled in law school in the United States or Canada. You can find the complete guidelines and details for the competition by clicking here: 2014…
  • Oct 23

    First Things First: Drafting Preliminary Statement

    First Things First: Drafting Preliminary Statement
    When drafting a brief, you naturally want to make the strongest positive first impression possible. In terms of brief writing structure, you address this goal in the preliminary statement. A forthcoming article in the Seton Hall Law Review…
  • Oct 22

    ABA Business Law Section Clerkships and Writing Contest

    ABA Business Law Section Clerkships and Writing Contest
    The ABA Business Law Section offers two outstanding initiatives specifically for law students looking to gain a rewarding experience and earn a monetary prize. 2015 Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program Up to nine law students from…
Rank this Week: 637

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

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

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: International Newspapers on NewsBank

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: International Newspapers on NewsBank
    NewsBank has a collection of newspapers from around the world. Its UK and Ireland collection includes the Daily Star (7/31/2005-current), The Guardian (1/1/1998-current), The Herald [Scotland] (1/1/1998-current), and The Observer…
  • Oct 9

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: ABA Journals on LegalTrac

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: ABA Journals on LegalTrac
    Use LegalTrac to find articles from American Bar Association journals, magazines, and newsletters. Many titles include full text from 2007-present, and indexing goes back to the 1980s. ABA titles have a two week embargo between publication…
  • Sep 25

    Search PLIs Online

    Search PLIs Online
    Jenkins owns over 2500 print publications from the Practising Law Institute.  To help find a title, chapter or form on your topic, use PLI Discover Plus to search their database of PLI treatises, course handbooks and answer books from…
Rank this Week: 370

The Gavel

The Gavel

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

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Oct 23

    Get to Work :: Symplicity Job of the Day

    Get to Work :: Symplicity Job of the Day
    Title and Curative Landman Symplicity Job ID 7979 Application Deadline: October 31, 2014… Read more
  • Oct 15

    Information Overload & Emotional Wellness – Part 1

    Information Overload & Emotional Wellness – Part 1
    Today is Information Overload Day, in recognition of a growing problem in the modern world. Information overload occurs when you are trying to deal with more information than you are able to process. The result is either that you delay…
  • Oct 13

    US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case

    US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case
    By: Molly McClure, Reference AssistantOn Monday, October 6, 2014, the United States Supreme Court declined to decide whether states have the right to ban gay marriage. The court rejected appeals that prohibited gay marriage, without comment,…
Rank this Week: 2009

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/
  • Oct 23

    CanLII Connects – A Canadian Content Success Story in the Making

    CanLII Connects – A Canadian Content Success Story in the Making
    It is not often that my role in the world as the Canadian Geek Add-On enables me to write about things happening in the Legal Research world up here, north of the border. But today, I have the honour and privilege to share with all 3 Geeks…
  • Oct 16

    The Next Target

    The Next Target
    Previously I posted on some knowledge gained at the Bridgeway Conference in Nashville. I wanted to add one more item to the list.Jeff Paquin, who now works with Bridgeway, gave a presentation called Legal Department 2050. He started by…
  • Oct 14

    Listening to Client

    Listening to Client
    Last week I was able to attend the Bridgeway Customer Connective Conference in Nashville. Unlike many of the conferences I attend, this one is directed at clients, not law firms. One of the sessions I attended really got my attention. Pratik…
Rank this Week: 527

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/
  • Oct 23

    Ohio Supreme Court Purchases Lexis Digital Library of e-book

    Ohio Supreme Court Purchases Lexis Digital Library of e-book
    Court News Ohio has announced that the Ohio Supreme Court has purchased the Lexis Digital Library of ebooks. A browsable and searchable list of what the Supreme Court is purchasing can be found at this link. According to the Supreme...
  • Oct 23

    Tech Thursday: Best Browser Privacy Tool

    Tech Thursday: Best Browser Privacy Tool
    With all the news about hacking and social media sites tracking users online without their consent, you may wish to lock down your online browsing. In her Techlicious article "The Best Browser Privacy Tools (That Don't Make Life More…
  • Oct 16

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe When You're On Public Wi-Fi

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe When You're On Public Wi-Fi
    When you are out and using a free Wi-Fi network, you may actually be on a hacker-run router. Fox News' Kim Komando gives us three of the most popular methods that hackers use and how to protect yourself in her...
Rank this Week: 1939

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
  • Oct 23

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 10/22/2014

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 10/22/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Contract Law Opinions Body: SC19084 - One Country, LLC v. Johnson ("In this action brought by the plaintiff...to enforce 'backstop' guarantee agreements entered into by the parties for a debt arising from a failed…
  • Oct 23

    Tort Law Supreme Court Opinion - 10/23/2014

    Tort Law Supreme Court Opinion - 10/23/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Tort Law Opinions Body: SC19175 - Haynes v. Middletown (Negligence; "The primary issue that we must resolve in this certified appeal is whether the Appellate Court properly affirmed the judgment of the trial court…
  • Oct 20

    Foreclosure Supreme Court Opinion - 10/20/2014

    Foreclosure Supreme Court Opinion - 10/20/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Foreclosure Opinions Body: SC19099 - Hartford v. McKeever ("The primary issue that we must resolve in this certified appeal is whether the Appellate Court properly determined as a matter of law that the plaintiff,…
Rank this Week: 1297

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/
  • Oct 23

    Applying Native American Traditions to New York Dispute

    Applying Native American Traditions to New York Dispute
    The Peacemaking Program of the Court Innovation Project now has a branch in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. According to a recent article, “Peacemaking is used today in the [Native American] tribal court system as a restorative…
  • Oct 20

    Study Guide

    Study Guide
    Sometimes you just need a little help preparing for a law school exam.  The Study Guides LibGuide is a list of resources that you can find in the law library by subject and series.Only the most recent edition of each study guide is…
  • Oct 19

    Legal Forms Libguide

    Legal Forms Libguide
    Are you researching for various subject specific forms and would like to have all the resources in one place?  Try the Legal Forms Guide, this guide provides lists of major sets (like Bender's, American Jurisprudence and more),…
Rank this Week: 398

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
  • Oct 23

    Landlord-Tenant Law: A Beginner’s Guide

    Landlord-Tenant Law: A Beginner’s Guide
    This post is coauthored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, legal reference specialists. It is no wonder that we get a large number of questions about landlord-tenant law at the Law Library of Congress, in light of the fact that…
  • Oct 21

    Direct Democracy: Ties between Switzerland and the U.S.

    Direct Democracy: Ties between Switzerland and the U.S.
    The following is a guest post by Dr. Goran Seferovic. Goran is a senior research associate at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Law and has been our scholar in residence at the Law Library of Congress this past…
  • Oct 20

    Budget Resolutions and Authorizing Legislation

    Budget Resolutions and Authorizing Legislation
    I have previously written about the budget process and appropriations.  Now, I am turning to authorization legislation. In theory, process for funding the government is an orderly one in which each year the President proposes a…
Rank this Week: 346

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
  • Oct 23

    OMGMetric

    OMGMetric
    When I first proposed beginning a column on metrics, it seemed like a common sense notion. In fact, the proposal practically wrote itself. Library metrics are the hottest of topics, as we’re simultaneously a service industry and an…
  • Oct 22

    ALR Student’s Corner: Lee’s North Carolina Family Law

    ALR Student’s Corner: Lee’s North Carolina Family Law
    Introduction Lee’s North Carolina Family Law (“Lee’s”) is a vital secondary resource for attorneys practicing family law in North Carolina.  The Fifth Edition of this treatise, authored by Suzanne Reynolds and…
  • Oct 22

    Alumni Spotlight: Legal Aid Client Thanks Her “Dream Team”

    Alumni Spotlight: Legal Aid Client Thanks Her “Dream Team”
    “From the bottom of my heart I thank you all” : Legal Aid client thanks her “Dream Team” Attorneys in our Charlotte office recently received some sincere thanks and high praise from a client for whom they went to…
Rank this Week: 508

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/
  • Oct 23

    Building your brand – New Law Journal

    Building your brand – New Law Journal
    ‘Lena Ahad explains how to market legal services more effectively in a digital world.’ Full story New Law Journal, 23rd October 2014 Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk
  • Oct 23

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 3, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2014 The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Habitual Residence) Amendment Regulations 2014 The Building Societies (Funding) and Mutual Societies (Transfers) Act…
  • Oct 23

    Insurance surgery: A new regime – New Law Journal

    Insurance surgery: A new regime – New Law Journal
    ‘The Insurance Bill may alter centuries old law on disclosure by commercial policyholders, warranties & remedies for fraud & place more emphasis on active underwriting, says James Deacon.’ Full story New Law Journal, 23rd…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Oct 23

    Representing a Small Busine

    Representing a Small Busine
    Last week we brought you an interview regarding patent litigation and a podcaster. Who knew representing a small business could involve every legal issue under the sun? It's like being general counsel with the need to know everything from…
  • Oct 20

    Patent Trolls and Lessons in Civil Procedure

    Patent Trolls and Lessons in Civil Procedure
    I (and Professors Greenbaum and Caust-Ellenbogen) would like to say Civ Pro is one of the most popular classes out there, but I just don't think or know that is true. But it should be. In the interview we mentioned on this blog last Tuesday,…
  • Oct 17

    Patent Trolls: How to Spot Them

    Patent Trolls: How to Spot Them
    What is a patent troll? A search on Google of course turns up results galore offering a biased view. If you're headed to court, you need a legal definition. It's the legal writing tip that sometimes going with a neutral, factual definition…
Rank this Week: 1664

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Oct 23

    Bring Your ID Card to Access the Law Library on Evenings and Weekend

    Bring Your ID Card to Access the Law Library on Evenings and Weekend
    All law students are required to swipe their SU ID cards after 8pm Monday through Thursday and on Sunday card swipes are required from 7am – noon and after 4pm. The ID card swipe policy increases security and law student priority in the…
  • Oct 22

    Methow Valley Cabin Fight Brings Property Rights Issues Into Focu

    Methow Valley Cabin Fight Brings Property Rights Issues Into Focu
    Seattle architect Tom Kundig built a cabin on a ridge near Mazama, causing a groundswell of outrage among valley property owners. While other Methow Valley areas have the controversial “Ridge Buster” homes, Mazama prides itself on…
  • Oct 21

    This Week in Legal History

    This Week in Legal History
    Congress Probes Communism in Hollywood, October 20, 1947 “Are you now, or have you ever been, a Communist?” Senator Joe McCarthy’s crusade to stamp out communism reached Hollywood when film industry members were called…
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Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

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

    Katz: The MIT School of Law? A Perspective on Legal Education in the 21st Century

    Katz: The MIT School of Law? A Perspective on Legal Education in the 21st Century
    Daniel Martin Katz of Michigan State University has posted The MIT School of Law? A Perspective on Legal Education in the 21st Century, forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review. Here is a portion of the abstract, from Dan’s post…
  • Oct 23

    Li et al.: Law is Code: A Software Engineering Approach to Analyzing the United States Code

    Li et al.: Law is Code: A Software Engineering Approach to Analyzing the United States Code
    William P. Li, Pablo Azar, David Larochelle, Phil Hill, and Andrew W. Lo have posted Law is Code: A Software Engineering Approach to Analyzing the United States Code, at SSRN. Here is the abstract: The agglomeration of rules and regulations…
  • Oct 22

    Bruce: Caselaw is Set Free, What Next?

    Bruce: Caselaw is Set Free, What Next?
    Tom Bruce of the Legal Information Institute has posted Caselaw is Set Free, What Next? at the Google Scholar Blog. Here are excerpts from the post: [...] Google Scholar’s caselaw collection is a victory for open access to legal…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Oct 22

    Supreme Court Videos—with Dogs!

    Supreme Court Videos—with Dogs!
    On the HBO program Last Week Tonight, John Oliver observed that without video Supreme Court oral arguments are pretty dry, even with courtroom sketches as backdrops. So he proposed that the audio be livened up with video. What video? Dogs!…
  • Oct 21

    Fashion and Congress Do a Little Turn on the Legislative Catwalk

    Fashion and Congress Do a Little Turn on the Legislative Catwalk
    Piracy in fashion is nothing new, we've blogged about it many times before:The Law and CopycatsCrocs Chomps on Lawsuit Victory Against CounterfeitersTrue Religion Wins Default Judgment in Counterfeit SuitIs C. Wonder a Tory Burch Rip-Off?It…
  • Oct 17

    Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Robert Utter Die

    Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Robert Utter Die
    Justice Robert Utter, a UW Law grad '54, and former Justice on the Washington State Supreme Court, passed yesterday at 84.Justice Utter served on the King County Superior Court (1959-69), the Washington Court of Appeals (1969-71), and the…
Rank this Week: 873

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
  • Oct 22

    Emerald website maintenance

    Emerald website maintenance
    Emerald Management First and Emerald Insight are scheduled to take place on Saturday 25 October 2014, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. During this maintenance window, both websites will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. addthis_url =…
  • Oct 22

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance
    Maintenance activities are planned for BioOne (http://library.hku.hk/record=b2330290) on Saturday, October 25. Beginning at 6 a.m., content and services may be intermittently unavailable for up to four hours. addthis_url =…
  • Oct 21

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source
    Feature Pushing Out the Boundaries of Humanitarian Screening with In-Country and Offshore Processing Recent surges in the arrival of unauthorized migrants with possible humanitarian claims have prompted the United States and the European…
Rank this Week: 177

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

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

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Oct 22

    Book Talk: Visiting Professor Michael Ashley Stein, Disability and Equity at Work, Wednesday, November 5 at noon

    Book Talk: Visiting Professor Michael Ashley Stein, Disability and Equity at Work, Wednesday, November 5 at noon
    The Harvard Law School Library staff invites you to attend a book talk and panel discussion in celebration of Visiting Professor Michael Ashley Stein’s recently published book with co-editors Jody Heymann and Gonzalo…
  • Oct 21

    Support Open Access Scholarship with the Open Access Button

    Support Open Access Scholarship with the Open Access Button
    As you may already know, this week is Open Access Week, a week devoted to “promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research,” and Harvard is hosting a number of events in recognition of this important goal (you can…
  • Oct 17

    Have You Ever Wanted to Contribute to Wikipedia?

    Have You Ever Wanted to Contribute to Wikipedia?
    If so, now is the time! As you may already know, next week is Open Access Week. To celebrate this event, Harvard is hosting a number of events (you can see the full list on the Office for Scholarly Communications website) including two…
Rank this Week: 2029

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

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

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Oct 22

    Libraries Celebrate Open Access Week with screening of “The Internet’s Own Boy”

    Libraries Celebrate Open Access Week with screening of “The Internet’s Own Boy”
    York University Libraries will celebrate International Open Access Week from Oct. 20 to 26. Open Access Week is a global campaign that promotes open access as an ideal for the dissemination of scholarship and research. On Oct. 24,…
  • Oct 20

    Recent Acquisitions, October 13 – October 20, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, October 13 – October 20, 2014
    11 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 8 from 2014: K 3264 C65 T86 2015 Balancing privacy and free speech : unwanted attention in the age of social media Routledge 2015 xiv, 222 pages ; 24 cm. … Continue…
  • Oct 13

    Recent Acquisitions, October 6 – October 13, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, October 6 – October 13, 2014
    49 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 41 from 2014: K 1066 F56 2014 Self-regulation and legalization : making global rules for banks and corporations Palgrave Macmillan 2014 xvi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.…
Rank this Week: 514

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
  • Oct 22

    Yale Law Library 2015 Short Story Competition

    Yale Law Library 2015 Short Story Competition
    From October 2014 until February 2015, the library is hosting an exhibit of Yale Law School student’s authorship, Born This Way. In conjunction with this exhibit, we are delighted to announce a short story competition open to all Yale…
  • Oct 22

    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. Almost all law reviews accept submissions either through ExpressO or their own…
  • Oct 22

    Researching Case Law

    Researching Case Law
    Researching Case Law Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Rank this Week: 270

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

News & Announcements from the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke.

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Online Index to American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955

    Online Index to American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
    In honor of Open Access Week, the Goodson Blogson is highlighting another free research resource. Last week, we brought you the news that HeinOnline and the Law Library of Congress had teamed up to provide free public access to historical…
  • Oct 15

    Free Access to Federal Law

    Free Access to Federal Law
    The Law Library of Congress has just announced an agreement with legal publisher William S. Hein which provides free public access to historical federal publications, including the United States Code, U.S. Reports, Code of Federal…
  • Oct 7

    Pattern Jury Instructions, Online and Off

    Pattern Jury Instructions, Online and Off
    Effective on October 6, North Carolina Bar Association members can no longer access the state's Pattern Jury Instructions (PJI) online through the Fastcase research service. Private vendor CX Corp is now the exclusive online source for North…
Rank this Week: 3751

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Oct 22

    New Widener Law faculty article

    New Widener Law faculty article
    A few of my picks for recent most interesting articles by Widener Law faculty. Forthcoming in the Catholic University Law Review is The Natural Born Citizen Clause as Originally Understood by Mary Brigid McManamon. Luke Scheuer’s The…
  • Oct 21

    New books for September

    New books for September
    Check out the library’s new books http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware/recent-library-acquisitions-list/
  • Aug 26

    Labor Day weekend library hour

    Labor Day weekend library hour
    This weekend the Delaware campus law library will be on shorter hours for the Labor Day holiday. Please note we will be closed on Monday.  August 29             8 a.m. to 9 p.m.…
Rank this Week: 1132

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Oct 22

    A Theory of Novel Injury Theorie

    A Theory of Novel Injury Theorie
    Back in 2010, noted legal scholar Marc Galanter wrote an article on “The Dialectic of Injury and Remedy.” It contains only one explicit mention of class actions, but, in general, touches on some points that recur frequently…
  • Oct 15

    The State of the Merger Class Action

    The State of the Merger Class Action
    Merger-challenge class actions have become very popular in the last decade. (For a great source of data, check Cornerstone Research’s surveys on the subject.) They operate similar to traditional securities class actions, but have…
  • Oct 8

    What Is the Standard for Class Certification?

    What Is the Standard for Class Certification?
    The answer is nowhere near as simple as you might think. Everyone knows that a court is supposed to conduct a “rigorous analysis,” but what that means in practice is not quite as clear. For example, last year, the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 2162

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
  • Oct 21

    Ann Laeuchli's Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone

    Ann Laeuchli's Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library is at the same time delighted to report the publication of Ann Jordan Laeuchli’s Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone (Buffalo, NY: Published for Yale Law Library by William S. Hein & Co.,…
  • Sep 30

    A Celebration of the Anthony Taussig Acquisition

    A Celebration of the Anthony Taussig Acquisition
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library andThe Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library invite the Yale community to A CELEBRATION OF THE ANTHONY TAUSSIG ACQUISITION   Friday, October 3, 2014   10:15-11:00am: Welcome Reception (Room 122,…
  • Sep 28

    Yale Law Library's earliest printed books: Lodovico Pontano's Singularia iuri

    Yale Law Library's earliest printed books: Lodovico Pontano's Singularia iuri
    With this final installment on our earliest printed books, we will have covered all the early centers of printing in Italy: Rome, Naples, and now Venice. Printing came to Venice in 1469 with Johann of Speyer and his brother Wendelin. Johann…
Rank this Week: 179

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Tennessee Tax Free

    Tennessee Tax Free
    "Tennessee is one of nine states that does not tax wage income. Research has consistently shown that the nine states without an income tax outperformed the United States average in the categories of population growth, economic growth,…
  • Oct 16

    A Pump War?

    A Pump War?
    linkA Pump War?nytimes.comA Pump War?by Thomas L. Friedman  Oct. 14, 2014  3 min read  originalIs it just my imagination or is there a global oil war underway pitting the United States and Saudi Arabia on…
  • Oct 15

    Remove SunriseBrowse Ads (Virus Removal Guide)

    Remove SunriseBrowse Ads (Virus Removal Guide)
    Remove SunriseBrowse Ads (Virus Removal Guide): 'via Blog this'link
Rank this Week: 2025

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

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

http://nvsctlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    From the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Library…

    From the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Library Relations Newsletter, October 2014:New Title Added to USCA:  Title 52 Voting and ElectionsA new subject matter title, Title 52 Voting and Elections, has been created within United States Code by…
  • Oct 20

    Westlaw Tip of the Week: Searching Secondary Sources More Efficiently

    Westlaw Tip of the Week: Searching Secondary Sources More Efficiently
    This is an old(ish) Tip of the Week, but still helpful information.  One tip I give our patrons is WestlawNext can be a good way to identify relevant chapters of treatises, since it searches across the entire West platform, not just the…
  • Oct 16

    It's That Time of Year - CLE Requirements and Opportunitie

    It's That Time of Year - CLE Requirements and Opportunitie
    Have you started thinking about CLE credits?  Credits must be earned by December 31, 2014, though you have until March 1, 2015 to return your signed compliance form.    The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education mails…
Rank this Week: 1283

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

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

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 2016

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Oct 21

    Is there a future for SharePoint?

    Is there a future for SharePoint?
    Many organisations are using SharePoint as either an intranet or as a collaboration tool, or in some cases as both. But with the increased focus on Office 365, does SharePoint have a sustainable future? This is the question asked by Sam…
  • Sep 26

    Dartford 10 miler 2014

    Dartford 10 miler 2014
    Last Sunday I took part in the final Dartford 10 mile race. This isn't I race I've run recently, mostly because it has been cancelled or I've been involved in other events. This year I entered it thinking it would be useful training for the…
  • Sep 8

    Intranet Now conference!

    Intranet Now conference!
    Last week I was fortunate enough to join 100 other intranet professionals at the first ever Intranet Now conference. This was a conference that had been organized within the space of four months by Wedge Black and Brian Lamb. I was…
Rank this Week: 1084

CWSL Library News

CWSL Library News

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/library/
Rank this Week: 3484

Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

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

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Oct 21

    Prof. McDonnell Comments on the Rise of ISIS

    Prof. McDonnell Comments on the Rise of ISIS
    In a October 13, 2014 appearance on Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed. TV program, Prof. Thomas M. McDonnell addressed the challenge posed by the rise of ISIS. He explained “what led to the situation we now face in the war torn countries, and…
  • Oct 16

    New Additions to Our Law in Film Collection

    New Additions to Our Law in Film Collection
    The following are the most recent additions to our Law in Film collection. This collection is housed on the library’s main level in the student lounge. All Pace Law Library patrons with borrowing privileges may check any of these films…
  • Oct 15

    Guide to Law Online Offers Free Public Access to Federal Material

    Guide to Law Online Offers Free Public Access to Federal Material
    Via In Custodia Legis, the Library of Congress announced that through an agreement with William S. Hein & Co., it will now offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials, which include the following: United States Code…
Rank this Week: 2208

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Oct 21

    Free Online Georgia Legal Resource

    Free Online Georgia Legal Resource
      By Mark Stuckey I know that no one here at the College of Law wants to believe it, but there will come a time when you need legal resources and not have (free) access to the panaceas that are Westlaw Next, Lexis Advance, or even…
  • Oct 16

    Pro Bono: Give Back before You Graduate

    Pro Bono: Give Back before You Graduate
    In honor of ABA’s Pro Bono week (Oct. 19-25), here is some information about the many opportunities in which you can gain hands-on experience helping your community while still in law school. In order to help you gain real world…
  • Oct 10

    Don’t Worry Be Happy

    Don’t Worry Be Happy
    by Murtaza Khwaja As fall strikes Atlanta, with cool winds blowing away the long summer days and bringing us a cornucopia of pumpkin flavored everything, from our coffees to tree leaves, students in the law school may be feeling trapped,…
Rank this Week: 680

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
  • Oct 21

    DVD of the Month: The Walking Dead

    DVD of the Month: The Walking Dead
    Fall means television season is back in full swing and few shows capture people’s interest like AMC’s The Walking Dead, which started its fifth season earlier this month. The Law Library DVD collection boasts all four previous…
  • Oct 14

    New Books List for October 2014

    New Books List for October 2014
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for October 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. Legally Married: Love and Law in the UK…
  • Oct 10

    Fall Break Hour

    Fall Break Hour
    The Law Library will have reduced hours during fall break from October 11 -17. Monday – Friday:   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Reference Hours:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Weekends:…
Rank this Week: 2408