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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 28

    Census Data Used For Comprehensive Visualization of Segregation in American Citie

    Census Data Used For Comprehensive Visualization of Segregation in American Citie
    Wired – “This is the most comprehensive map of race in America ever created [by Dustin Cable at University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service]. White people are shown with blue dots; African-Americans with…
  • Aug 28

    World Bank Opens Online Archives Holding

    World Bank Opens Online Archives Holding
    Elisa Liberatori Prati – World Bank – “In April 2015, as part of its commitment to transparency and openness, the World Bank Group launched its Archives Holdings website. This is a state-of-the-art platform, which maximizes…
  • Aug 28

    Housing Tax and Transfer Programs Decrease Inequality

    Housing Tax and Transfer Programs Decrease Inequality
    Gregory Acs and Paul Johnson, Urban Institute. August 18, 2015: “We examine the relationships between housing subsidies, the mortgage interest and real estate tax deductions, and income inequality and find that housing subsidies to…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Aug 28

    Words, words, word

    Words, words, word
    Words - they are the tools of the trade as attorneys.  What a word means - a.k.a. its definition - can be crucial whether you are drafting an agreement or litigating a dispute. For those who want the latest technology, Black's Law…
  • Aug 27

    Drone Law: An Emerging Field?

    Drone Law: An Emerging Field?
    Technology advances, and the law must keep current with it. See, for instance, this article about recent legislation in California regarding trespass laws and their applicability to drones.Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
  • Aug 26

    Research Resource

    Research Resource
    The Law Library provides helpful online research guides, all created specifically for Hofstra Law students by our librarians.  Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • Aug 28

    Student Medical Records & HIPAA-FERPA

    Student Medical Records & HIPAA-FERPA
    In an 8/18/15 “Dear Colleague Letter,” Kathleen M. Styles, U.S. Department of Education Chief Privacy Officer, advised colleges and universities that “without a court order or written consent, institutions that are involved…
  • Aug 27

    Congrats to our 1L Contest Winner

    Congrats to our 1L Contest Winner
    Lena Buttkus, and Rachel Byrnes won copies of Justice Anton Scalia’s book: Reading Law. Thanks for participating! Stop by Room 114 in the library to claim your copies. Students should also be looking forward to the library’s Open…
  • Aug 26

    eBook Study Aids Now Available Via Overdrive

    eBook Study Aids Now Available Via Overdrive
    The Law Library now has a large number of ebook study aids available via the Overdrive platform. The large number of titles include Gilbert’s, Q&A, Understanding (various areas of law), and Nutshells. Check them out and let us know…
Rank this Week: 646

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/
  • Aug 28

    The 250th anniversary of William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England

    The 250th anniversary of William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College Archivist     William Blackstone was born in London July 10, 1723. After the deaths of his parents, he was raised by his uncle and received a classical…
  • Aug 27

    Throwback Thursday: Dial-up edition

    Throwback Thursday: Dial-up edition
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistThe library's Westlaw terminal, circa 1981. The interface has changed a bit over the years.The fall semester of 1980 saw a big change at the South Texas College…
  • Aug 19

    Collection Spotlight - How to Locate Resource

    Collection Spotlight - How to Locate Resource
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library!Whether you are looking for a specific title or are researching a topic, the Library has the right tool for you!STELLA is our online catalog, and…
Rank this Week: 1156

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

Legal research tips & musings. By the Coleman Karesh Law Library.

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Aug 28

    Cocky’s Guide to the Law Library & IT

    Cocky’s Guide to the Law Library & IT
    Trying to remember something that you learned during orientation about the library or IT?  We’ve compiled a guide with all the relevant information you heard: Cocky’s Guide to the Law Library & IT! Learn how to: Reserve a…
  • Aug 17

    Welcome 1L

    Welcome 1L
    Today the University of South Carolina welcomes its new class of first year law students.  The students begin a three day orientation period, where they will receive introductory sessions on law school classes, professionalism, academic…
  • Aug 14

    US Embassy Opens in Havana

    US Embassy Opens in Havana
    The United States reopened its Cuban embassy today; it had been closed for over 54 years.  This occasion marks a huge step in the international relations between the two countries.  John Kerry, the first Secretary of State to visit…
Rank this Week: 1744

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Aug 28

    CALI Resources for Incoming 1L

    CALI Resources for Incoming 1L
    Your orientation packet included a CALI registration code. What is CALI? CALI stands for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. It is a nonprofit consortium, established in 1982, that now includes most…
  • Aug 14

    WELCOME NEW MASON LAW STUDENTS!

    WELCOME NEW MASON LAW STUDENTS!
    The library staff welcomes all new students to GMUSL! Librarians are looking forward to meeting you during the Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis (LRWA) Program and in the law library. During the first two weeks of…
  • Jul 27

    GOOD LUCK ON THE BAR EXAM!

    GOOD LUCK ON THE BAR EXAM!
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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
  • Aug 28

    Welcome to Yale Law School, Fall 2015

    Welcome to Yale Law School, Fall 2015
    Welcome to Yale Law School (YLS). We’re glad you’re here!
  • Jun 12

    Magna Carta: History, Legacy, and Idea

    Magna Carta: History, Legacy, and Idea
    The Magna Carta is recognized as one of the most important documents in the history of the law. To commemorate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta this three part exhibition highlights the document’s legal,…
  • Jun 11

    New Acquisitions: Practica de Testamentos (1755)

    New Acquisitions: Practica de Testamentos (1755)
    One of our latest acquisitions is a book I’ve sought for over twenty years, ever since my days at the University of Texas Law Library. It is Pedro Murillo Velarde’s Practica de testamentos (Mexico City, 1755), a pocket-size form…
Rank this Week: 225

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Aug 28

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome New Students!
    If you have questions, we in the library are here to help!
  • Aug 26

    Library Tour

    Library Tour
    Learn about important resources that will help you get a quick start in law school.  These tours will be held: Monday, August 31 @ 1 & 4 pm Wednesday, Sept. 2 @ 1 & 4 pm Thursday, Sept. 3 @ 1 & 4 pm Tuesday, Sept.  8 @…
  • Aug 25

    Register Your Password

    Register Your Password
    Did you get an e-mail with your Lexis Advance, WestlawNext and Bloomberg Law registration codes?  If not contact Stefanie Weigmann.  Now that you have them register them.  They will be important for your entire law school…
Rank this Week: 3463

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 28

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant
    A few years ago I was doing some work for a professional association on guidelines for dealing with litigants without counsel and I was struck by the extent to which some legal professionals regard litigants without counsel as interlopers who…
  • Aug 28

    The Friday Fillip: Getting the Lead Out

    The Friday Fillip: Getting the Lead Out
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
  • Aug 28

    Envy in Law School (Or What I Learned From the Rock This Summer)

    Envy in Law School (Or What I Learned From the Rock This Summer)
    In the summer disaster movie, San Andreas, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s character scours earthquake-rocked California in a helicopter, plane and then speedboat to save his family members from fires and floods. We see him…
Rank this Week: 48

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
  • Aug 28

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 8/28/2015

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 8/28/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC19038 - State v. O'Brien-Veader (Murder; felony murder; kidnapping in second degree; prosecutorial impropriety; "The principal issue in this appeal requires us to determine when a…
  • Aug 27

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 8/27/2015

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 8/27/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC19349 - State v. Dixon (Murder; "The defendant, Randy Dixon, was convicted, following a jury trial, of murder in violation of General Statutes § 53a-54a (a). On appeal, …
  • Aug 26

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinion - 8/26/2015

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinion - 8/26/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Juvenile Law Opinions Body: AC37652 In re Ariana S. (Termination of parental rights; motion to open; motion for order of notice by publication; "The respondent father appeals from the trial court’s denial of…
Rank this Week: 815

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Aug 28

    Fall hours begin August 31

    Fall hours begin August 31
    Goodbye, Summer schedule, and hello, Fall hours.  Beginning on Monday, August 31, the Law Library will be following a new schedule for Fall 2015.  Our regular schedule of hours will be: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.…
  • Jul 27

    #MotivationalMonday: Listen to Coach

    #MotivationalMonday: Listen to Coach
    This is it. The last Monday before the bar. You’ve had an incredible journey so there’s only one thing to leave you with—Coach Taylor. Let’s be honest, the man knows how to do a pep talk. How could we feature only one?…
  • Jul 24

    New Law Library hours schedule starting July 27

    New Law Library hours schedule starting July 27
    The Law Library schedule of hours will be changing beginning next week.  On Monday, July 27, the Law Library will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., then on Tuesday, July 28, we’ll begin to follow our late summer schedule of…
Rank this Week: 2055

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
  • Aug 28

    Sunday Student Access to the Charlotte Law Library

    Sunday Student Access to the Charlotte Law Library
      Hours The Charlotte School of Law Library is open on Sundays from 1 pm to 10 pm. The Library User Experience (LUX) Desk is open from 2 pm to 8 pm. Reference Services are provided by a librarian from … Continue reading →
  • Aug 27

    How to Register for Bloomberg Law?

    How to Register for Bloomberg Law?
    Go to bloomberglaw.com Click on “Register for a law school account.” You do not need an activation code. Leave this box blank and continue filling in the required information. Fill in all the required information. Click on…
  • Aug 26

    Reminder: Professionalism for New Attorneys, October 9-10

    Reminder: Professionalism for New Attorneys, October 9-10
    The North Carolina State Bar Professionalism for New Attorneys is a MANDATORY CLE program that newly licensed attorneys must complete in their first year to meet CLE requirements. Date:           …
Rank this Week: 683

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 5

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Aug 28

    New Walkover collection titles – fiction

    New Walkover collection titles – fiction
    Take time in your busy academic schedule for some non-law, thought provoking reading. Each won coveted literary awards. Enjoy! PR9619.3.F525N37 2015 From the publisher:  “In We Are All Completely beside Ourselves,  author…
  • Aug 27

    Journal Staff Legal Research Guide

    Journal Staff Legal Research Guide
    Conducting a Source and Cite Check for a Journal?  Check out the library’s guide for journal staff.  It answers general questions about choosing a topic, preemption checks, locating and borrowing materials, and cite and source…
  • Aug 26

    Featured Database: Subject Compilation of State Laws – Fifty State Survey

    Featured Database: Subject Compilation of State Laws – Fifty State Survey
    Have you ever wondered where to find a comparison of state laws governing the proceeds from the sales of all those lottery tickets you buy hoping to pay off your student loans?  Or how various states’ laws on the use of cell phones…
Rank this Week: 652

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Aug 27

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Archived Versions of Pennsylvania Statute

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Archived Versions of Pennsylvania Statute
    Ever need to see what a particular section of Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated looked like at a specific time? Jenkins has print versions of the statutes going back to 1930.  We also have pocket parts from 1969 forward. The…
  • Aug 18

    Aviation Titles at Jenkin

    Aviation Titles at Jenkin
    Celebrate Orville Wright's birthday this week with NASA, The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright Brothers National Memorial Park, and other air and space organizations. His birthday, August 19, is recognized as National Aviation Day…
  • Aug 18

    The Pro Bono Road Show Is Coming to Jenkins!

    The Pro Bono Road Show Is Coming to Jenkins!
    In preparation for National Pro Bono Week, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee is pleased to offer a Pro Bono Road Show and Interactive Fair introducing pro bono opportunities available in…
Rank this Week: 404

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/
  • Aug 27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/27
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlThe Supreme Court Bulletin was updated to include the Tribal Supreme Court Project's August 27, 2015 Update Memorandum.  U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Aug 21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/21
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlUnited States v. Escalanti (Proof of Tribal Enrollment, Major Crimes Act)Harvey v. Ute Indian tribe of the Uintah and Ouray reservation (Civil…
  • Aug 13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/13
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlKnight v. Thompson (Prison Hair Length Policies, Native American Religious Freedom)United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 4631

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Aug 27

    Finding What You Need in the Law Library

    Finding What You Need in the Law Library
    Hopefully you have found the wonderful amenities in our new library space—you know where the terraces are, you have found the place that will contain Miss Demeanor’s Café, and you located the bathrooms. Now you need to know…
  • Aug 24

    ALERT Program

    ALERT Program
    The Law Library is rolling out a new program this fall called the Applied Legal Experience, Research, & Technology (ALERT) Program. The ALERT Program is a non-credit program that provides students with additional opportunities to learn…
  • Aug 20

    Taking Advantage of Law Library Resource

    Taking Advantage of Law Library Resource
    By Blake Williams and Zach Dalton Study Materials The Law Library provides several types of print and online resources that students can use to study and supplement course readings. CALI Lessons The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal…
Rank this Week: 1682

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
  • Aug 27

    Law Library to Commemorate Constitution Day with Discussion on Religious Freedom

    Law Library to Commemorate Constitution Day with Discussion on Religious Freedom
    In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion about the importance of religious liberty in America and its historical connection to the U.S. Constitution with Princeton University professor of…
  • Aug 26

    An Interview with Noah Lapidus, Intern

    An Interview with Noah Lapidus, Intern
    Today’s interview is with Noah Lapidus. Noah has been working on the Indigenous Law Portal for several months as an LC Knowledge Navigators Intern. We have previously written about the Indigenous Law Portal several times, including an…
  • Aug 25

    Legal Aspects of Unmanned Systems – Part 1: Civilian Use

    Legal Aspects of Unmanned Systems – Part 1: Civilian Use
    Brave New World: Unmanned Systems and Us I have always been intrigued by technological advances. I am repeatedly amazed at the depth of human curiosity and ingenuity. Throughout history humans have developed machines to assist, and when…
Rank this Week: 481

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Aug 27

    Win . . . and Learn!

    Win . . . and Learn!
    Have you submitted your Legally Clueless Info Hunt entry? The drawing will be on Tuesday September 1 at 5:50 pm, just outside the Library. As always, we plan to award lots of prizes, including OneCards (with pre-loaded cash values), all kinds…
  • Jul 17

    Happy Birthday ADA!

    Happy Birthday ADA!
    Twenty-five years ago, on July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 101 Pub. L. No. 336, 104 Stat. 327.  The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights…
  • Jun 3

    2015 Summer Research Challenge

    2015 Summer Research Challenge
    The post 2015 Summer Research Challenge appeared first on Mendik Matters.
Rank this Week: 2681

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

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

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1019

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Aug 27

    August 27: Reminder of Library Hour

    August 27: Reminder of Library Hour
    Monthly library hours, all the way to June 30, 2016, are posted here on the library's website. Need to know if we'll be open on Thursday, December 17th? (We are - until Midnight). Check the super calender here. Holidays, shortened hours and…
  • Jul 8

    Health Affairs eJournal now available

    Health Affairs eJournal now available
    The UNH Law community now has access to Health Affairs eJournal. This journal 'is the leading journal of health policy thought and research. read more
  • Jul 2

    Law Library Closed Friday, July 3

    Law Library Closed Friday, July 3
    The UNH Law Library is closed on Friday, July 3. Full details on summer hours are available here: http://library.law.unh.edu/CalendarAccess. 
Rank this Week: 2207

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

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

    How the New York Public Library digitizes its vast map collection

    How the New York Public Library digitizes its vast map collection
    “While much of the city’s mapping community is focused on creating something new, a great deal of energy also goes into recovering maps that are quite old. The New York Public Library, the spiritual heart of the city’s…
  • Aug 26

    Amazon e-book deal with NYC public schools postponed as blind advocates say it would leave out visually impaired student

    Amazon e-book deal with NYC public schools postponed as blind advocates say it would leave out visually impaired student
    “City education officials have shelved a $30 million deal to give students electronic books after advocates complained it would exclude the visually impaired. Online retail giant Amazon had been poised to land the groundbreaking,…
  • Aug 26

    Colombian Garbage Collector Rescues Books for Children

    Colombian Garbage Collector Rescues Books for Children
    “A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children. Gutierrez started rescuing books from the trash almost 20 years ago, when he was driving a…
Rank this Week: 90

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Happy Retirement to Joe Wynne!

    Happy Retirement to Joe Wynne!
    Systems Librarian Joe Wynne retired on July 24th after 37 years of service to the University of Virginia Law Library. Joe joined the law school in 1978 as a cataloger, worked under two library directors (Larry Wenger and Taylor…
  • Aug 27

    The Power of Connection

    The Power of Connection
    bySuzanne B. CorriellAssociate Circuit Librarian, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Library  This year’s AALL Annual Meeting theme of “The Power of Connection” was exactly what I needed as I transitioned to a new…
  • Aug 25

    The Law Librarian in the Broader World – Lessons from Legislative Advocacy Training and a Law Firm/Academic Librarian Round Table at the AALL Annual Conference

    The Law Librarian in the Broader World – Lessons from Legislative Advocacy Training and a Law Firm/Academic Librarian Round Table at the AALL Annual Conference
    by Kat Klepfer Reference & Research Services Librarian, University of RichmondThis was my first AALL annual conference as a professional librarian and I was very excited to attend the conference, not as a job-seeker, but as a…
Rank this Week: 2058

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Aug 26

    Women’s Equality Day and the XIX Amendment

    Women’s Equality Day and the XIX Amendment
    Amendment XIX of the United States Constitution, which reads “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex,” was proposed to the…
  • Aug 21

    Welcome Back from Vacation!

    Welcome Back from Vacation!
    The BLS Library staff sends a warm welcome to both old and new students to the 2015 fall semester at Brooklyn Law School.   Here at the Library we hope to help you make it a successful and productive one.   Attention all New…
  • Aug 14

    Eighty Year Anniversary of the Social Security Act

    Eighty Year Anniversary of the Social Security Act
    Today marks the 80th anniversary of the signing into law of the Social Security Act by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In his Statement Upon Signing the Social Security Bill on August 14, 1935, FDR said: “Today, a hope of many…
Rank this Week: 822

Law Library of Congress: Research…

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

Legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • Aug 26

    Legal Status of Khat in Selected Jurisdiction

    Legal Status of Khat in Selected Jurisdiction
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Legal Status of Khat in Selected Jurisdictions. The report summarizes the legal status of khat (Catha edulis, also known as kat, qat, chat, and miraa), a plant whose leaves have a…
  • Aug 5

    Germany: Electronic Cigarette

    Germany: Electronic Cigarette
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Germany: Electronic Cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes in Germany are currently not subject to any age-related access restrictions. The Federal Administrative Court concluded…
  • Jul 29

    Islamic Law: A Bibliography of Works Published in English, 2009-2014

    Islamic Law: A Bibliography of Works Published in English, 2009-2014
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Islamic Law: A Bibliography of Works Published in English, 2009-2014. This bibliography contains English-language books and articles within books that discuss Islamic law. The…
Rank this Week: 2422

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Provides information and commentary for local legal professionals and lay persons on local legal news, neighborhood happenings, self-help resources, information about our collection materials, and other other legal tools and resources

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Aug 26

    Conceal Carry

    Conceal Carry
    The controversial subject of personal handgun conceal and carry has been rather prominent this summer in Minnesota. Besides a recent local incident that put the matter in the news, Minnesota now has reciprocity with North…
  • Aug 20

    John W. Boerner

    John W. Boerner
    John W. Boerner was born on August 16, 1874 at the Army post of Fort Hays, Kansas where his father was stationed. His family moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota when he was five years old.  His father initially worked as a…
  • Aug 12

    MSOP – A Look Back

    MSOP – A Look Back
    Now that Federal District Court Judge Frank has declared the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) unconstitutional, a commission of leaders is planning what steps to take to make the program constitutional. It was strange timing when…
Rank this Week: 1565

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/
  • Aug 26

    852 Rare: The Brief, “A Clever Bit of Legal Jesting”

    852 Rare: The Brief, “A Clever Bit of Legal Jesting”
    Don’t ever let someone tell you that law students don’t have a sense of humor… there is plenty of evidence in Historical & Special Collections (HSC) that proves otherwise! A recent discovery in the stacks turned up a…
  • Aug 26

    Scanning Nuremberg: Names and persons, patience, and the role of judge

    Scanning Nuremberg: Names and persons, patience, and the role of judge
    Post by Matt Seccombe, originally written August 5, 2015 Scanning Nuremberg shares the observations and insights of Matt Seccombe, Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Manager/Document Analyst, as he analyzes documents for digitization as…
  • Aug 21

    Your Summer Reading

    Your Summer Reading
    Earlier this summer–yes, despite all the back-to-school prep happening on campus, it IS still summer–we used our bulletin board to ask you what was on your summer reading list. And you told us. It was a lot of fun for…
Rank this Week: 1892

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/
  • Aug 26

    Readex online training

    Readex online training
    Readex is offering free fall training sessions for its various database collections, including a September 29 training in America's Historical Government Publications (including U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers).…
  • Aug 25

    Voting booth privacy and selfie

    Voting booth privacy and selfie
    The ABA Journal has an article about... well, another article, in the New York Times... about whether people who take selfies in the voting booth (to show their cast ballots) are violating laws that protect privacy in the voting booth. …
  • Aug 25

    New journal focuses on technology and privacy

    New journal focuses on technology and privacy
    beSpacific reports the launch of an important new academic journal, The Journal of Technology Science.  The new journal focuses on the intersection of technology and its various impacts on society. The journal is examining this topic in…
Rank this Week: 509

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
  • Aug 26

    Workshops and Colloquia (Atlanta, GA)

    Workshops and Colloquia (Atlanta, GA)
    Emory University School of Law Johan van der Vyver, Emory University School of Law presented his paper entitled The Isis Crisis and the Development of International Humanitarian Law.
  • Aug 24

    Access Group Legal Education Research Symposium — Savannah, GA

    Access Group Legal Education Research Symposium — Savannah, GA
    Access Group presents its inaugural Legal Education Research Symposium Nov. 8-9, 2015. Access Group’s 2015 Legal Education Research Symposium offers law school deans, administrators, faculty and researchers from across the...
  • Aug 24

    Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers — Denver, CO

    Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers — Denver, CO
    The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law presents the 4th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, Building on...
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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
  • Aug 26

    OPINION: State v. Emerson

    OPINION: State v. Emerson
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – DANGEROUS DRUGS DA 14-0153, 2015 MT 254, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. TRISTA JO EMERSON, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Aug 26

    OPINION: Finn v. Dakota Fire

    OPINION: Finn v. Dakota Fire
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – BREACH OF CONTRACT DA 15-0002, 2015 MT 253, DAVID L. FINN, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. DAKOTA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant and Appellee.
  • Aug 25

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Vangilder

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Vangilder
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – HOMICIDE-NEGLIGENT DA 13-0840, 2015 MT 252N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. WANDA MARDELLA VANGILDER, Defendant and Appellant.
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The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Canadian Legal Research Guide Updated

    Canadian Legal Research Guide Updated
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia heard a challenge to the Canadian province's anti-cyberbullying law, which was passed in 2013 following the suicide of 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons. Parsons, a victim of sexual assault, had been…
  • Aug 19

    Bluebook on Display

    Bluebook on Display
    [This is a guest post by Reference Librarian and Senior Lecturing Fellow Marguerite Most.]Whether you're returning to Duke after a summer away, or you're new to Duke Law School and just beginning your legal career, you'll soon learn that a…
  • Aug 10

    Trial by Combat: Making a Comeback

    Trial by Combat: Making a Comeback
    Last week, a county court filing by Staten Island attorney Richard A. Luthmann became an unexpected media sensation. Luthmann is being sued by creditors of a former client, who allege that the attorney advised their debtor to liquidate assets…
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TMLL Library News

TMLL Library News

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

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

    Charging station for smartphones, tablets and more!

    Charging station for smartphones, tablets and more!
    The Thurgood Marshall Law Library has a courtesy charging station for mobile devices in the L2 Copy Room. Place your device in the locker and plug it in Turn the lever to a locked position Enter your own 4 digit code + the Zephyr button To…
  • Aug 24

    Umbrellas available for checkout

    Umbrellas available for checkout
    Don't get caught in the rain! The Thurgood Marshall Law Library has umbrellas available for checkout at the User Services Desk.
  • Aug 10

    Change to ILL Login

    Change to ILL Login
    All users can now log into ILLiad using their campus UMID and password. New users will need to log in using campus UMID and password, then set up an ILLiad profile as normal. Login behavior for returning users will vary: If the user's campus…
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Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Welcome Law Students!

    Welcome Law Students!
    Welcome to Regent University School of Law!  The Law Library will play an important role in your law school education.  In addition to offering both individual and group study areas, the Law Library provides a physical…
  • Aug 17

    Welcome First Year Students!

    Welcome First Year Students!
    Welcome First Year Students! Law Library tours are being offered as part of Orientation.  Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the services and resources available to you!  A sign-up sheet will be…
  • May 13

    Bar Exam Resources!

    Bar Exam Resources!
    Taking the Bar Exam? Check out Regent Law Library's Preparing for the Bar Exam LibGuide! (http://libguides.regent.edu/barexam) The guide includes helpful information for EVERY state. Are you a Regent Law grad sitting for the exam in…
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3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

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

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Everybody Else is an Idiot

    Everybody Else is an Idiot
    I’ve written multiple posts in praise of allied professionals, specialists, and experts who are increasingly vital to the delivery of competent legal services. But just as lawyers are not alone in the legal supply chain, lawyers are not…
  • Aug 23

    Pre-ILTACON: Interesting Time

    Pre-ILTACON: Interesting Time
    Lawyers who entered the profession when the standard means of production were a dictaphone and a dedicated secretary will, without any sense of irony, EMAIL me to tell me that technology has no impact on the way they practice law. One of the…
  • Aug 21

    Law Firm Librarians: An Under-Utilized Resource

    Law Firm Librarians: An Under-Utilized Resource
    There has been a lot of discussion in the blogosphere and twitter this week about the Bloomberg Law article “Law Firm Librarians Feel Underused and Underpaid” and the accompanying survey. First off, I want to thank BNA Bloomberg…
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Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Aug 24

    New Books at the Law Library – August 24, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – August 24, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3791 .R66 2015 Christa Roodt, Private International Law, Art and Cultural Heritage (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD606 .I48 2015 Nancy E. Johnson, ed., Impassioned Jurisprudence: Law,…
  • Aug 17

    New Books at the Law Library – August 17, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – August 17, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: DU124.E74 M67 2015 Aileen Moreton-Robinson, The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD829.A2 L36 2015 Simon Douglas, Robin…
  • Aug 10

    New Books at the Law Library – August 10, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – August 10, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KDZ944 .F653 2014 Ralph H. Folsom, NAFTA and Free Trade in the Americas in a Nutshell, 5th ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KNQ47 .K67 2014 Paul Kossof, Chinese Legal Research (Durham:…
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ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 24

    Need help using the Bluebook? Come to the library for the Bluebook trainings!

    Need help using the Bluebook? Come to the library for the Bluebook trainings!
    The training provides an overview of The Bluebook and and citation rules. Specifically: Introduction/structure of the Bluebook; Tabbing the Bluebook; Elements of basic citation form, rules, and exercises; Use of introductory signals and short…
  • Aug 19

    New Law Students: Make Friends With A Librarian

    New Law Students: Make Friends With A Librarian
    New Law Students: Make Friends With A Librarian by Reference Librarian and Lecturer in Law at DePaul University Law Library, Mark Giangrande  U.S. News & World Report has a short post out for new law students who will start their…
  • Aug 18

    Welcome and Welcome back!

    Welcome and Welcome back!
    The Library would like to welcome the new 1Ls and transfer students, and welcome back our 2Ls and 3Ls. Please view this presentation as a reminder of what is available to you in the library and whom to contact about … Continue reading…
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AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • Aug 24

    AALL Joins Coalition to Call for Public Access to Congressional Research Service Report

    AALL Joins Coalition to Call for Public Access to Congressional Research Service Report
    By Elizabeth Holland Today, AALL joined a coalition of 40 organizations and 90+ individuals to call on Congress to expand public access to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports. In a letter sent to the leadership of the Senate…
  • Aug 3

    August Washington E-Bulletin

    August Washington E-Bulletin
    The August issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET. IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 2015, Issue 08 A LOOK AHEAD So-Called Cybersecurity Legislation Called Into Question ACT NOW Tell your Senators to Oppose the Cybersecurity…
  • Jul 28

    Stop CISA

    Stop CISA
    By Elizabeth Holland Today, AALL joins a number a number of privacy advocates, civil liberties groups, security experts, and technology companies for a Day of Action in opposition to the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA, S. 754). Our…
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Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Aug 24

    Defining derivative

    Defining derivative
    It is frequently interesting, and sometimes appalling, to see how a court that does not usually deal with copyright issues reacts when confronted with one.  Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia…
  • Aug 17

    Conspiracy theories, copyright term, and the TPP

    Conspiracy theories, copyright term, and the TPP
    I try to resist the urge to find conspiracies behind political developments; I tell myself that politicians and bureaucrats are just too unorganized and divided to really conspire about much of anything.  But sometimes that…
  • Aug 10

    What happens when there is no publication agreement?

    What happens when there is no publication agreement?
    Scholarly communication discussions and debates usually focus, quite obviously, on the terms of publication agreements and the licenses those agreements often give back to authors to use their own work in limited and specific ways.…
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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
  • Aug 24

    How to Change Your Voter Party-Affiliation Registration in Oregon

    How to Change Your Voter Party-Affiliation Registration in Oregon
    It’s easy to register to vote in Oregon, online, in person, by mail. Visit the Oregon Secretary of State Elections homepage or the Register to Vote page directly. It’s also easy to update your contact information,…
  • Aug 6

    Homeless in Portland: Business Alliance, Street Roots, and the Law of Urban Planning 101

    Homeless in Portland: Business Alliance, Street Roots, and the Law of Urban Planning 101
    There has been a recent slew of articles and editorials on homelessness in Oregon, but this editorial stands out – and not just as a reminder that Street Roots is always worth reading. The editorial needs a few footnotes,…
  • Aug 6

    Research Foreign and International Law Like a Pro

    Research Foreign and International Law Like a Pro
    If you’re not an expert researcher or if you don’t have access to a large law library with professional foreign and international law librarians, the key to productive legal research is the “Legal Research Guide,” most…
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Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Aug 24

    How to Change Your Voter Party-Affiliation Registration in Oregon

    How to Change Your Voter Party-Affiliation Registration in Oregon
    It’s easy to register to vote in Oregon, online, in person, by mail. Visit the Oregon Secretary of State Elections homepage or the Register to Vote page directly. It’s also easy to update your contact information,…
  • Aug 6

    Homeless in Portland: Business Alliance, Street Roots, and the Law of Urban Planning 101

    Homeless in Portland: Business Alliance, Street Roots, and the Law of Urban Planning 101
    There has been a recent slew of articles and editorials on homelessness in Oregon, but this editorial stands out – and not just as a reminder that Street Roots is always worth reading. The editorial needs a few footnotes,…
  • Aug 6

    Research Foreign and International Law Like a Pro

    Research Foreign and International Law Like a Pro
    If you’re not an expert researcher or if you don’t have access to a large law library with professional foreign and international law librarians, the key to productive legal research is the “Legal Research Guide,” most…
Rank this Week: 3338

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Aug 24

    A Little Law School News For Monday

    A Little Law School News For Monday
    I’m teaching orientation classes this week.  Got to have 1Ls signed up for Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law after all.  Posting may be a bit more spotty that usual because of that.  Nonetheless, there are a few…
  • Aug 21

    Friday Fun: Fozzie Bear and Kermit The Frog Perform N.W.A.s Express Yourself

    Friday Fun: Fozzie Bear and Kermit The Frog Perform N.W.A.s Express Yourself
    It’s a nice mashup and timely as well with the movie Straight Outta Compton in theaters.  This is a fan piece and not from the Muppet’s corporate owner, Disney.  See it before it gets taken down. Mark
  • Aug 20

    Bar Examiners, Deans, Point Fingers At Each Other For Drop in 2014 Bar Passing Rate

    Bar Examiners, Deans, Point Fingers At Each Other For Drop in 2014 Bar Passing Rate
    There is an article posted this morning on Bloomberg BNA worth reading.  It’s called “Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?” and it considers the apparent drop in passing the bar exam in 2014.  The President of the…
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Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Innovation Tournaments: what are they and what can it mean for your library or organization as a whole?

    Innovation Tournaments: what are they and what can it mean for your library or organization as a whole?
    by Corrine VogelI’m so grateful to DALL to have been able to attend this year’s Annual Meeting with the financial assistance of a DALL grant. As part of that experience, I had the opportunity to go to the Private Law Librarians…
  • Jul 31

    The USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guide

    The USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guide
    Things are changing in the patent world. The USPTO has issued new guidelines for patent eligibility to address public comments about the following six major themes: requests for additional examples, particularly for claims directed to…
  • Nov 25

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Open-Access-PolicyOn January 1, 2015, the Open Access Policy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be effective for all new agreements. A two-year embargo will be in…
Rank this Week: 559

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    I want it back

    I want it back
    Every day I get told stories.  Some fanciful like the guy who swore the girl looked 21 and was now looking at a 288 charge.  Some scary like the guy who had been staked by a rather large linebacker sized female.  Then there are…
  • Aug 17

    What would you do?!

    What would you do?!
    So, I'm sitting at the reference desk and I see this guy hanging across the way over by the Federal Digest.  Normally, I go up to people who appear lost in the stacks but this guy wasn't lost.  He was watching me.  Basically, a…
  • Aug 10

    Word of the Month for August 2015: Nystagmu

    Word of the Month for August 2015: Nystagmu
    This last month I attended the yearly AALL Annual Meeting and Convention for law Librarians. One of the presentations was entitled "Attorney Research Skills: Join the Conversation between Law Firm and Academic Law Librarians."  What I…
Rank this Week: 1600

Quo Vadis?

Quo Vadis?

Official blog of the Rutgers School of Law-Camden Law Library, bringing you information on law school and law library news and events, community news, and general reference information.

http://camdenlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 24

    Welcome New and Returning Students!

    Welcome New and Returning Students!
    The Law Library would like to take a minute to welcome you to Rutgers School of Law in Camden.  Whether you are new to campus or would just like to get reacquainted with the Law Library, we would like to invite you to come in for a…
  • Aug 20

    Law Library Scavenger Hunt

    Law Library Scavenger Hunt
    JOIN THE HUNT!   The Law Library is hosting a Scavenger Hunt! The game is intended to be a fun way to learn about your library and legal research! The hunt consists of 10 questions that will help familiarize you with the layout of the…
  • Jul 14

    A Change in Leadership

    A Change in Leadership
    With the end of the 2014-15 academic year comes the end of an era. In May, long-time library director, Anne Dalesandro, announced that she: will be stepping down from the library directorship on June 30th and will begin a six-month research…
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Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

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

    Tours for New Student

    Tours for New Student
    Please join us for a tour of the library. There is no need to register, just meet in the atrium of the Williams library at the times listed below. Tours for JD Students Tours include Williams library only, and last about 20-30 minutes.…
  • Aug 21

    Welcome to Georgetown Law Library!

    Welcome to Georgetown Law Library!
    The campus is more alive now that the students are returning! For those new to Georgetown Law, you should have received an e-mail from the library with information on registering your Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law passwords.  Please…
  • Aug 20

    Pharos printer upgrades and unavailability 8/20/2015

    Pharos printer upgrades and unavailability 8/20/2015
    The Pharos printing system will be undergoing an upgrade today. During this upgrade individual printers will be unavailable at times during the day. There will be signage to direct you to operational print stations. Between noon and 1:00pm…
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