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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 22

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance
    Di Stefano, Giada and Gino, Francesca and Pisano, Gary P. and Staats, Bradley R., Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance (March 25, 2014). Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-093; Harvard Business School…
  • Apr 22

    How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy

    How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy
    Dēmos - Fast Food Failure. How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy, by Catherine Ruetschlin. “In 2012, the CEO-to worker compensation ratio in fast food topped…
  • Apr 22

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report
    Excerpt from the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report: ‘“We have more incidents, more sources, and more variation than ever before—and trying to approach tens of thousands of incidents using the same…
Rank this Week: 36

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

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

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
Rank this Week: 23

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

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

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

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

    New Zealand Law Commission Issues Paper on Legal Proceedings Against the Crown
    The Law Commission of New Zealand released an Issues Paper last week entitled A New Crown Civil Procedure Act for New Zealand which proposes a new law governing the ability of citizens to bring civil legal proceedings against the Crown and…
  • Apr 21

    Canadian Legal Publisher Price Trends 2014

    Canadian Legal Publisher Price Trends 2014
    Every year, the Vendor Liaison Committee of the Canadian Association of Law Librarians (CALL) compiles information about price trends for print and electronic Canadian law publications in the upcoming year.This totally passed me by during the…
Rank this Week: 507

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 22

    2014 Winners of Peeps in the Law

    2014 Winners of Peeps in the Law
    Just when you thought The Law couldn’t get any weirder: Peeps in the Law From that webpage you can also link to previous Peeps in the Law galleries: Peeps in Law 2013 The Dark Peep Rises: 2012 Peeps in Law … Continue reading…
  • Apr 22

    Who Makes Model Laws?

    Who Makes Model Laws?
    Thinking beyond the Uniform Law Commission, the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association:  Who Makes Model Laws? “You’ve heard of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Model Penal Code, but how much do you know…
  • Apr 18

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
    See Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites: Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
Rank this Week: 2044

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Apr 22

    2014 Winners of Peeps in the Law

    2014 Winners of Peeps in the Law
    Just when you thought The Law couldn’t get any weirder: Peeps in the Law From that webpage you can also link to previous Peeps in the Law galleries: Peeps in Law 2013 The Dark Peep Rises: 2012 Peeps in Law … Continue reading…
  • Apr 22

    Who Makes Model Laws?

    Who Makes Model Laws?
    Thinking beyond the Uniform Law Commission, the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association:  Who Makes Model Laws? “You’ve heard of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Model Penal Code, but how much do you know…
  • Apr 18

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
    See Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites: Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
Rank this Week: 539

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/
  • Apr 22

    Government Relations Office to Host Open House During Federal Depository Library Conference

    Government Relations Office to Host Open House During Federal Depository Library Conference
    AALL's Government Relations Office (GRO) will host a special open house during the Government Printing Office's Depository Library Council Meeting and Federal Depository Library (FDL) Conference on May 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by the…
  • Apr 21

    Congressional Quarterly database new

    Congressional Quarterly database new
    CQ.com has announced that "valuable new content and features are being added" to our CQ subscription this week:  CQ.com will be refreshed with a new look. CQ Now, the new, real-time chronicle of the Capitol’s most…
  • Apr 16

    Legislative Research webinar serie

    Legislative Research webinar serie
    ProQuest is hosting a series of webinars on "Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent" using the Congressional database meant especially for law students. This 90-minute session is designed for the summer associate, judicial,…
Rank this Week: 1292

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    OPINION: State v. Reim

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

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zuazua v. Spear

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zuazua v. Spear
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CIVIL – QUIET TITLE DA 13-0625, 2014 MT 107N, AMADOR F. ZUAZUA, Plaintiff, Counter-Defendant, and Appellant, v. DAVID J. SPEAR…
  • Apr 22

    OPINION: Lewis & Clark County v. Schroeder

    OPINION: Lewis & Clark County v. Schroeder
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: DA 13-0496, 2014 MT 106, LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY, Plaintiff, Appellee, and Cross-Appellant, v. HILTRUD and JOCHEN SCHROEDER, Defendants and Appellants, and MARK and ROXA…
Rank this Week: 24

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

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

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Glass First Impressions: The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good

    Glass First Impressions: The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good
    OK. I've had a couple of days to experiment with Google's Glass technology. It's still very early days, and I haven't come to any firm conclusions yet, but I'm ready to give my first impressions. First, the bad. Glass is definitely not yet…
  • Apr 22

    LegalZoom Gets Nod From South Carolina Supreme Court

    LegalZoom Gets Nod From South Carolina Supreme Court
    Image [cc] Rusty Tanton The term "Access to Justice" (A2J) is tossed around a lot in the legal world, but as the old saying goes, talk is cheap. It is common for state bar associations to step up and use another phrase to shoot down A2J…
  • Apr 17

    Getting Google Glass All Wrong

    Getting Google Glass All Wrong
    Image [cc] - Tedeytan Last year it seemed everyone was gaga for Google Glass. "Ooooooh, it's a computer for your face!  It's got a camera and can give you directions! It's just like your phone was permanently positioned 3 feet in…
Rank this Week: 358

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

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

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Results from National Library Week Candy Jar Contest

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

    French Change Civil Code to Recognize Animal Feelings—Almost

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

    Listmania

    Listmania
    We've all seen the "Top Ten" titles, scrawled like sirens across webpages and magazine covers, inviting us to view the best-dressed stars, worst movies, most-promising performers, or lowest-cost-of-living cities. Turns out, lawyers aren't…
Rank this Week: 658

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 22

    Student to Lawyer: 20 Tips for a Smooth Transition

    Student to Lawyer: 20 Tips for a Smooth Transition
    This is an abridged version of the LAWPRO article: “20 tips for a successful transition” – a guide for law students through the transition from student life to legal practice. See practicepro.ca/20tips for the full…
  • Apr 22

    Specialized Licensing for Specialized Practice

    Specialized Licensing for Specialized Practice
    The current Law Society model for licensing legal professionals in Canada provides all lawyers with a blanket license to practice in any area of law. Virtually every other major profession that exists today employs specialized licensing and…
  • Apr 22

    Resolve to Get Your Law Practice Off to the Best Possible Start

    Resolve to Get Your Law Practice Off to the Best Possible Start
    Professional liability claims can take the wind out of the sails of anyone’s legal career, but can be especially demoralizing for a new lawyer. Your best chance at avoiding claims is to develop great working habits right from the start.…
Rank this Week: 34

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Apr 22

    Heartbleed Proves the Password Is Dead

    Heartbleed Proves the Password Is Dead
    Heartbleed Proves the Password is Dead, This is What you Need Now is online at inc.com. The article promotes more rigorous security procedures like two-factor authentication. Other techniques like fingerprint readers, voice authenication and…
  • Apr 16

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad
    iPhone J.D. has an excellent review on the new Microsoft Word for iPad app. Read it here. Download the app here. The app is free for viewing files, but you'll need a Microsoft 365 Office account to edit files, which...
  • Apr 1

    Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle

    Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle
    From Law Technology News is the article Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle. After long litigation they have settled a massive copyright dispute. The impact will have a profound impact on the Internet and digital media. Posted…
Rank this Week: 1248

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
Rank this Week: 398

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Action: Banning Race Considerations in Michigan School Admissions and Fourth Amendment Traffic Stop

    Supreme Court Action: Banning Race Considerations in Michigan School Admissions and Fourth Amendment Traffic Stop
    The Supreme Court issued an opinion today that upheld a voter initiative which amended the Michigan Constitution to forbid considering race as a factor for school admission.  This political decision effectively overturned Grutter v.…
  • Apr 21

    Short Takes On The News: Law Schools and Copyright

    Short Takes On The News: Law Schools and Copyright
    Here are a few of the items I’ve been following while I’ve been convalescing.  Time Magazine focuses on a developing trend in law schools, that of cutting tuition to attract quality students.  The story…
  • Apr 14

    Westlaw Classic Going Away Soon

    Westlaw Classic Going Away Soon
    I understand from emails I received that Westlaw Classic is going away on July 1, 2014.  It was last summer when the folks at Three Geeks and a Law Blog noted that WestlawNext Accounted…
Rank this Week: 2117

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/
  • Apr 22

    American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.

    American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.
      Bruce Springsteen back in 1992 sang a song called "57 Channels (And Nothin' On),” NPR this morning commenting on his being ahead of his times with our now having hundreds of channels -- like it or not --- most are part of your…
  • Apr 11

    Ohio Death Penalty Task Force Report Update

    Ohio Death Penalty Task Force Report Update
      Not all of the 22-member Ohio Supreme Court death penalty assessment task force were in agreement when they wrapped up their review of the state’s death penalty “administrative and procedural mechanisms” yesterday, Cleveland’s…
  • Apr 10

    Ohio Death Penalty Review Task Force Report

    Ohio Death Penalty Review Task Force Report
     The Columbus Dispatch this morning is reporting that “sweeping changes in how Ohio handles capital punishment, including banning executions of the mentally ill, requiring DNA evidence or a videotaped confessions and reserving the death…
Rank this Week: 1741

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Apr 22

    Of songs and chairs, or why do we need a public domain

    Of songs and chairs, or why do we need a public domain
    I recently received an email from an author asking me if I would write a post about why we need a public domain.  Specifically, the questioner asked me why some things pass into the public domain while others do not; his example was that…
  • Mar 30

    Nimmer on infringement 2.0

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

    Attacking academic value

    Attacking academic value
    A new thing started happening here at Duke this week; we began getting inquiries from some faculty authors about how to obtain a formal waiver of our faculty open access policy.  We have had that policy in place for over three years, but…
Rank this Week: 817

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    TODAY IS EARTH DAY!

    TODAY IS EARTH DAY!
    For updated environmental news, visit: http://www.earthday.org or http://www.epa.gov/ In related news, The Justice Department announced the biggest environmental cash settlement in history, securing a $5.15 billion deal with Anadarko…
  • Apr 15

    The realities of bullying and how lawyers can help

    The realities of bullying and how lawyers can help
    -280,000 students are attacked monthly in high school. -15 to 30 percent of students are bullies or victims. -9 in 10 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students have been bullied. -Victims of bullying are up to nine times more likely…
  • Apr 7

    National Library Week is April 13-19, 2014

    National Library Week is April 13-19, 2014
    In the mid 1950’s, worried that Americans were spending less on books and more on televisions, the American Library Association (ALA) and its sponsors decided to annually observe National Library Week. The ALA believed “that once…
Rank this Week: 4355

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Apr 22

    Today in Legal History: Earth Day

    Today in Legal History: Earth Day
    Before 1970 there were no legal or regulatory devices to protect the environment. In the spring of 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson, inspired by the student anti-war movement, created Earth Day as a way to force environmental protection onto the…
  • Apr 21

    New and Notable: Havana Requiem

    New and Notable: Havana Requiem
    Paul Goldstein, Havana Requiem (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012) LAW – Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3607.O4853H38 2012 Fueled by alcohol and legal brilliance, Michael Seeley once oversaw his law firm’s most successful…
  • Apr 20

    Copy Machine

    Copy Machine
    The library has one self-service copy machine located in the reserve area on the 2nd floor. The copy machine accepts change, one and five dollar bills and Seattle University campus cards that have value added to the debit account. Value can…
Rank this Week: 691

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

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

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Apr 22

    Researching Medical Marijuana

    Researching Medical Marijuana
    The Santa Clara University Heafey Law Library has posted a helpful guide to researching the legal issues of medical marijuana. For federal law, the guide points you towards statutes and related regulations, and lists key cases in the area.…
  • Apr 21

    Past Exams Available Online

    Past Exams Available Online
    As you start to get serious about preparing for exams, don’t forget that we post professors’ past exams on the library website. You’ll need to log into the site. Whether and which exams to post is up to the individual…
  • Apr 18

    Library Hours Reminder

    Library Hours Reminder
    Just a reminder — we will be open regular hours over Easter weekend. Friday, April 18 – 8:00am – 8:00pm Saturday, April 19 – 9:00am – 8:00pm Sunday, April 20 – 10:00am – 10:00pm
Rank this Week: 618

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

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

http://prodtest.courthouselibrary.ca/training/stream.aspx
  • Apr 22

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act
    In theory, it should not be a momentous task to find out if an Act is in force, but sometimes it really is.   If we resolve a particularly complicated piece of legislation, we know that there are others out there who may have…
  • Apr 15

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

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

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
Rank this Week: 1724

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    New Library Materials - February 2014

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

    Westlaw Access Change

    Westlaw Access Change
    Westlaw's decided it's time for the Next step!  Beginning July 1, 2014, Westlaw will no longer provide access to WestlawClassic for the law school community nationwide.  An announcement will be made on Tuesday, April 15th on the…
  • Feb 28

    Lexis Advance summer access continue

    Lexis Advance summer access continue
    Lexis Advance will continue to permit law students and recent graduates to use their Lexis Advance ID for both school AND job related research this summer. Some employers do not allow summer associates to use their school Lexis Advance IDs,…
Rank this Week: 4334

Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

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

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Apr 22

    CPLR Update 2014 by Carlisle, Halpern & Centone

    CPLR Update 2014 by Carlisle, Halpern & Centone
    Carlisle, Halpern & Centone CPLR Update 2014 is scheduled for Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 6:00 – 8:30 PM and will take place in the Moot Court Room, Law Library on Pace Law School Campus in White Plains. Attendees will earn 2.5…
  • Apr 15

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

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

    Congratulations to the Pace 2014 Estrella Trial Advocacy Team!

    Congratulations to the Pace 2014 Estrella Trial Advocacy Team!
    Our Congratulations go to the Pace 2014 Estrella Trial Advocacy Team that advanced to semi-final round and placed third overall. The second annual Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition (ETAC) was held on April 5-6, 2014 in Old San Juan,…
Rank this Week: 861

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/
  • Apr 22

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The National Grid (North London Reinforcement Project) Order 2014 The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) Order 2014 The Children and Families Act 2014 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2014…
  • Apr 22

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) Meadows Care Ltd & Anor v Lambert & Anor [2014] EWHC 1226 (QB) (16 April 2014) High Court (Administrative Court) AM v Examining Magistrate’s Court No. 4 Murcia, Spain (Rev 2) [2014] EWHC…
  • Apr 22

    Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others – WLR Daily

    Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others – WLR Daily
    Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others [2014] EWHC 1178 (Ch); [2014] WLR (D) 174 ‘A representation of law could found an estoppel by representation. Estoppel could not be invoked where a document did not even appear to…
Rank this Week: 4

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Apr 22

    CS-SIS Officer Elections 2014

    CS-SIS Officer Elections 2014
    Next week CS-SIS elections begin! Starting Tuesday April 29, CS-SIS members have an opportunity to vote for two officers: Vice-Chairperson/Chairperson Elect, and Member-at-Large. Elections run from April 29 - May 9. On April 29th you…
  • Apr 18

    2014 CS-SIS Karaoke with Ken

    2014 CS-SIS Karaoke with Ken
    Join your colleagues in our annual social outing with Ken Hirsh as he leads us to the Republic of Texas Restaurant on the River Walk on Sunday, July 13. Karaoke starts at 9:00 PM. The restaurant is at 526 River Walk Street, about a half-mile…
  • Mar 13

    AR in the Classroom and Library

    AR in the Classroom and Library
    At the beginning of the school year, my daughter’s first grade teacher asked her to bring in her favorite book.  She chose Mo Willems’ Are You Ready to Play Outside?  (It’s a fantastic book if you ever get the…
Rank this Week: 1420

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

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

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Apr 22

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

    Was a 9-Month-old Boy Really Charged with Attempted Murder in Pakistan?
    The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, senior legal research specialist in our Public Services Division. You may have heard about an incredible article with the headline, “9-month-old boy on the run after attempted…
  • Apr 21

    SEAALL 2014

    SEAALL 2014
    From April 3-5, 2014, law librarians from around the Southeast converged on Knoxville, Tennessee for the annual meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL).  There were a variety of…
  • Apr 18

    Pic of the Week – The Digital Commons at the D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Branch Library

    Pic of the Week – The Digital Commons at the D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Branch Library
    We enjoy bringing you photos of the unique libraries, ancient and modern, that we encounter during our travels. In celebration of this year’s National Library Week theme, “lives change @ your library,”  we…
Rank this Week: 546

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

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

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

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

    Free Online Resources for Criminal Law & Procedure: North Carolina Defender Manual Part 2
    Here is Part 2 of our series of blogs on the free online resources available on the website of the North Carolina Court System Office of Indigent Defense Services (NCIDS). See here for Part 1. This blog will focus on … Continue reading…
  • Apr 21

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — April 21, 2014

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — April 21, 2014
    Law Professor on Cannon’s Search & Seizure Warrant Receipts Guns, cash, bank statements and computers – just some of the items taken from Ex-Mayor Patrick Cannon’s home, office and business.  How will this evidence…
  • Apr 17

    A Study in Environmental Activism

    A Study in Environmental Activism
    For anyone who loves the North Carolina mountains, the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Great Smoky Mountains… this is an all too familiar story. Jay Erskine Leutze’s first book is his account of the battle against…
Rank this Week: 667

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    Stopczynski, Greenwood, Hansen, and Pentland: Privacy for Personal Neuroinformatic

    Stopczynski, Greenwood, Hansen, and Pentland: Privacy for Personal Neuroinformatic
    Arkadiusz Stopczynski; Dazza Greenwood, JD; Professor Dr. Lars Kai Hansen; and Professor Dr. Alex Pentland have posted a working paper entitled Privacy for Personal Neuroinformatics, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Human brain activity…
  • Apr 22

    Carmel: A project to increase free public access to the U.S. Statutes at Large

    Carmel: A project to increase free public access to the U.S. Statutes at Large
    Joe Carmel has posted a description of a new project to increase free public access to the U.S. Statutes at Large, and a call to participate in that project: US Statutes at Large: Essential to understanding our laws and legislative ……
  • Apr 21

    Danner: Influences of the West Legal Digest Classification System: What Can We Know?

    Danner: Influences of the West Legal Digest Classification System: What Can We Know?
    Senior Associate Dean Richard A. Danner of Duke University School of Law has posted Influences of the Digest Classification System: What Can We Know? forthcoming in Legal Reference Services Quarterly. Here is the abstract: Robert C. Berring…
Rank this Week: 174

The Gavel

The Gavel

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

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Apr 21

    Get to Work :: Symplicity Job of the Day

    Get to Work :: Symplicity Job of the Day
    Enid-area firm is seeking a new Associate Attorney – upcoming May graduates are eligible for consideration. For details and application instructions, please log into Symplicity and search the LCS Job Listings database for Job…
  • Apr 18

    Thanks for Celebrating National Library Week!

    Thanks for Celebrating National Library Week!
    Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate National Library Week this year! The prize winners are:Guess Who: Mark AutenM&Ms Contest: April CoffinLegal Movie and TV Trivia: Kyle Domnick, Jodi Childers, Alyssa Novak, Amanda…
  • Apr 13

    National Library Week – Games & Prizes!

    National Library Week – Games & Prizes!
    Celebrate National Library Week with the Law Library April 14-17, 2014. For more details, view our flyer at Library Week Poster 2014 and watch your e-mail for updates.… Read more
Rank this Week: 288

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/
  • Apr 21

    Mindfulness Study Break Opportunities Begin This Week

    Mindfulness Study Break Opportunities Begin This Week
    Studies show meditation helps you relax and focus your attention. The Law Library is hosting a series of meditation study breaks this week and during finals period. The U.Va. Mindfulness Center is guiding the first study break meditation this…
  • Apr 15

    Thursday & Friday: Top Ten Research Tips for Your Summer Job

    Thursday & Friday: Top Ten Research Tips for Your Summer Job
    Thursday, April 17 at noon or Friday, April 18 at noon. WB 128 Get ready for summer success! Learn the law library's top ten tips to help you tackle research assignments at your summer job. The Thursday and Friday sessions are the same, so…
  • Apr 9

    Law Librarian Jon Ashley's Federal Suit Featured in Today's NYT

    Law Librarian Jon Ashley's Federal Suit Featured in Today's NYT
    Law librarian Jon Ashley is for the second time the named plaintiff in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the U.S. Department of Justice. The suit seeks the release of 30 prosecution agreements between the Justice Department and…
Rank this Week: 3469

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court of India Recognizes Third Gender

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

    Looking for a news article? Use the Newspaper Research Guide

    Looking for a news article? Use the Newspaper Research Guide
    The library subscribes to a number of databases that offer access to newspapers across the globe, so whether you’re trying to access a New York Times article from 1982,  yesterday’s Jerusalem Post or the Connecticut…
  • Apr 1

    2014 Law Library Student Survey – Preliminary Result

    2014 Law Library Student Survey – Preliminary Result
    We have concluded the 2014 Annual Student Survey for the Georgetown Law Library. This year, 540 students responded. Thank you.  We appreciate all feedback. Here’s a quick overview chart showing the representation of student…
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Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Apr 21

    Go Green for Earth Day

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

    Finding Federal Court Records Online

    Finding Federal Court Records Online
    Finding federal court records online has always seemed more difficult than it should be!  While Westlaw and LexisNexis provide access to the federal docket sheets that list the filings for each case, the filed documents themselves are…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Season—Forms and Resource

    Tax Season—Forms and Resource
    It’s that time of year again! Are you looking for tax forms?  You can find federal forms on the IRS site here. The IRS also provides a list of free resources to help you file your taxes. If you are looking for New…
Rank this Week: 1913

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
  • Apr 21

    Oxford Handbooks Online

    Oxford Handbooks Online
    The Osgoode Library has acquired the complete collection of law-related Oxford Handbooks Online and the records for the individual titles have been uploaded to the online library catalogue. Oxford Handbooks Online brings…
  • Apr 21

    Recent Acquisitions, April 14 – April 21, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, April 14 – April 21, 2014
    5 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2014: Les droits de l'homme dans la société actuelle :… Ligue des droits de l'homme (Montréal, Québec) JC 599 C2 L54 Les droits de…
  • Apr 14

    The Oxford Bibliographies Online

    The Oxford Bibliographies Online
    An experienced researcher knows the value of a well prepared subject bibliography. An annotated subject bibliography is usually prepared by leading scholars or librarians to provide other researchers with a selected or comprehensive list of…
Rank this Week: 573

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Apr 21

    Writing an Empirical Legal Study Design: A Primer

    Writing an Empirical Legal Study Design: A Primer
    An empirical legal study design is a pre-research plan of action.
  • Apr 21

    The Taussig Collection: Justice of the peace manual

    The Taussig Collection: Justice of the peace manual
    Among the 363 English law titles the Lillian Goldman Law Library acquired from Anthony Taussig, by far the largest group is justice of the peace (JP) manuals. Taussig wrote to me that “I have pursued justice of the peace manuals because…
  • Apr 16

    William Sheppard the Law Book Author

    William Sheppard the Law Book Author
    William Sheppard (1595-1674) was born in a small Gloucestershire village on the Severn estuary, where he spent much of his life as country lawyer. However, this did not keep him from becoming “one of the most prolific” legal…
Rank this Week: 252

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

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

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    CALI lessons for subject review

    CALI lessons for subject review
    Have you ever tried CALI lessons for class review?  CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) creates online interactive tutorials in legal subjects.  There are often multiple modules in certain subject areas so you can…
  • Apr 17

    American Health Line

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

    Online Resources: Export Reference Library (BNA)

    Online Resources: Export Reference Library (BNA)
    If you are interested in a publication that offers coverage of current laws, regulations, policies, and forms relating to exports, take a look at BNA's Export Reference Library. It provides access to country profiles, trade blocs, exporting…
Rank this Week: 675

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Apr 21

    The Taussig Collection: Justice of the peace manual

    The Taussig Collection: Justice of the peace manual
    Among the 363 English law titles the Lillian Goldman Law Library acquired from Anthony Taussig, by far the largest group is justice of the peace (JP) manuals. Taussig wrote to me that “I have pursued justice of the peace manuals because…
  • Apr 16

    William Sheppard the Law Book Author

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

    Law Books of Kan’ichi Asakawa

    Law Books of Kan’ichi Asakawa
    Kan’ichi Asakawa (1873-1948) was a remarkable scholar and cultural ambassador. Educated in Japan and at Dartmouth, Asakawa earned a Ph.D. from Yale (1902) and embarked on a productive, forty-year career, spent largely in the Yale…
Rank this Week: 290

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/
  • Apr 21

    HLS Library Exhibit New

    HLS Library Exhibit New
    Need a study break? Stop by the HLS Library’s Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall to view our current and soon-to-be-gone exhibits. Beyond Cambridge: Two Centuries of HLS Faculty Work in and on Africa will close at…
  • Apr 15

    Webinar for Students: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Webinar for Students: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Proquest Congressional is a fantastic resource for finding legislative history documents. It has a wealth of bills, hearings, reports and other documents going back to the earliest days of Congress, usually in PDF. How can you use it to learn…
  • Apr 7

    New eResources at Harvard

    New eResources at Harvard
    The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk. New resources at Harvard…
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The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

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

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Apr 21

    Therapy Pets Return April 28!!!

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

    Library Fine Amnesty Week!

    Library Fine Amnesty Week!
    Return overdue Law Library books to the Circulation Desk before 5pm on Friday, April 18, to receive forgiveness for any fines owed, no questions asked. Please note the following: Amnesty applies only to Law Library books. We cannot waive…
  • Apr 11

    Bobblehead of the Week: Justice John Paul Steven

    Bobblehead of the Week: Justice John Paul Steven
    With retired Justice John Paul Stevens in the news recently it seemed to appropriate to highlight his Green Bag Bobblehead, currently on display in the Gould Reading Room. Stevens was the second justice to be bestowed with a bobblehead in…
Rank this Week: 3301

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/
  • Apr 21

    Giving Up Your Right to Sue Simply for "Liking" a Product

    Giving Up Your Right to Sue Simply for "Liking" a Product
    From the ancient halls of Click-Wrap, are you aware that some national companies have terms of service you agree to when you "like" their products on Facebook? Let's say you want to file a lawsuit against General Mills, maker of…
  • Apr 18

    Chat/IM with a Law Librarian

    Chat/IM with a Law Librarian
    Nothing makes a librarian’s heart happier than helping, and the law library has recently added a service we hope will help you. Need a quick answer but can’t make it into the law library with your legal research question? Or are you in…
  • Apr 16

    Baseball Season is in Full Swing

    Baseball Season is in Full Swing
    Yes, you read that heading correctly: librarians do enjoy puns. It's been said that baseball is America's favorite pastime, and traditionally pastime has been narrowly defined as some sport or other. Alas for baseball, pastime has a broader…
Rank this Week: 887

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 4767

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    More Money Than You Can Shake a Stick At

    More Money Than You Can Shake a Stick At
    It amazes me, sometimes, how much money gets tossed around when high-level defendants plead "no contest" or "guilty" and yet no one seems to ever go to jail.Take, for instance, the recent turn of events for several Bell…
  • Apr 13

    No good can come of thi

    No good can come of thi
    A few years back, the Obama administration delivered a new program to "stimulate" the economy.  They called it the Car Allowance Rebate System (aka "cash for clunkers").  Basically, you turn in your old, beat-up, smog spewing…
  • Apr 8

    Down but not out

    Down but not out
    So, the other day as I was getting my law Librarian groove on, I had a patron come up to me with a dilemma.  Seems he had filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court, had lost, and was now in the process of appealing that decision. …
Rank this Week: 3928

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/18

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/18
    The Tribal Supreme Court Project has published an updated memorandum on Native American law cases. See the Tribal Supreme Court website for the April 11 memorandum and related materials.* State Courts…
  • Apr 10

    Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014

    Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014
    Tribal leaders on the President’s Climate Preparedness and Resilience Task Force are soliciting input on how the federal government can better support local, state and tribal governments in preparing to protect themselves from extreme…
  • Apr 7

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html Petition for certiorari was denied in State of Alaska v. Jewell (navigable waters, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act regulations) as well…
Rank this Week: 1354

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Apr 18

    My Shelfie

    My Shelfie
  • Apr 18

    Cornell Legal Information Institute

    Cornell Legal Information Institute
    The law library enjoys providing its community of users with access to open source or free legal resources.  In that vein, the Legal Information Institute @ Cornell Law School (http://www.law.cornell.edu/) is a…
  • Apr 18

    Summer access to Library materials and database

    Summer access to Library materials and database
    As a continuing student your access to the Law Library’s materials will continue as it does today. Summer access to WestlawNext—-note that Westlaw Classic access for academic accounts ends June 30th— is available subject to…
Rank this Week: 1929

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Apr 18

    Law Library Holiday Hour

    Law Library Holiday Hour
    The Law Library will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.  The Library will re-open on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 a.m.
  • Apr 14

    New Bulletin Board

    New Bulletin Board
    If you’ve walked the second floor of O’Brian, you may have noticed something new. There’s now a bulletin board for law students to post flyers about law school events. Isn’t it lovely? Law students, let the posting…
  • Apr 2

    Congratulations, Terry!

    Congratulations, Terry!
    A very special shout out goes to our very own Terry McCormack, Associate Director of the Law Library and Manager of Law IT, for being selected as the Law School’s recipient of the Outstanding Service Award! This award recognizes a Law…
Rank this Week: 728

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

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

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

    Count Your Bitcoins!

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

    Legal Implications of the Heartbleed Bug

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

    Working on a research paper?

    Working on a research paper?
    Here are a few basic tips for researching a paper:  1.  Use periodical indexes: These aren't as scary as they sound. When you search law review articles on Westlaw and Lexis, you're doing what's called a full-text search. This…
Rank this Week: 1466

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 17

    Happy 1st Birthday, DPLA!

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

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

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

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

    What I’m Looking For in a Short Paper: Hacking Class 2013-2014
    I am teaching a winter-term seminar course at Phillips Academy to ten seniors entitled “Hacking: A Course in Experiments.”  I had a great time teaching it last year as well with ten students (I miss them!), and now have the…
Rank this Week: 245

Out of the Jungle

Out of the Jungle

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

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

    Senator Warren's Autobiography to be Published

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

    Internet Security Alert: Heartbleed

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

    The Laptop Debate Continue

    The Laptop Debate Continue
    Faculty members in all disciplines have debated for years whether students who use their laptops during class actually benefit.  Some claim that permitting laptops in Internet-enabled classrooms leads to students distracting…
Rank this Week: 932