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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 25

    National Park Service 100th Anniversary

    National Park Service 100th Anniversary
    On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Organic Act which Congress passed to create in the Department of the Interior the National Park Service. The aim of the law was “to conserve the scenery and the…
  • Aug 19

    Welcome to the Library!

    Welcome to the Library!
    The BLS Library staff welcomes new and returning students to school for the 2016-2017 academic year.  We are here to help in whatever way we can with your print and electronic use of the Library. You may borrow reserve and circulating…
  • Aug 19

    Is the DMCA Unconstitutionally Overbroad?

    Is the DMCA Unconstitutionally Overbroad?
    Since passage in 1998 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Pub. L. 105-304, media companies like Sony, Disney, Comcast and others have issued DMCA take down notices to remove online content from sites hosted by service providers,…
Rank this Week: 76

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    "The pursuit of capital punishment for Dylann Roof is a step backward"

    "The pursuit of capital punishment for Dylann Roof is a step backward"
    From the Washington Post, courtesy of NACDL: Roof’s crime was surely heinous, and his racism was repugnant. But supporters of racial equality and equal treatment under the law should support Roof’s offer to plead guilty and serve a…
  • Aug 29

    "New Orleans Program Teaches Officers to Police One Another"

    "New Orleans Program Teaches Officers to Police One Another"
    From The New York Times: In an age when policing is under intense scrutiny, new training programs for officers are showing up across the country. Organizers say this one, which everyone on the 1,172-member police force here is expected to...
  • Aug 29

    Morrison on Police Video

    Morrison on Police Video
    Caren Myers Morrison (Georgia State University - College of Law) has posted Body Camera Obscura: The Semiotics of Police Video on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Our understanding of violent encounters between the police and civilians is now…
Rank this Week: 94

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Aug 29

    Second Circuit Decision in Nicosia v. Amazon

    Second Circuit Decision in Nicosia v. Amazon
    Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its decision in Nicosia v. Amazon.com, Inc., holding that the plaintiff’s suit against Amazon should not be dismissed for failure to state a claim based on the mandatory...
  • Aug 25

    Rosenbaum on RICO & Class Action

    Rosenbaum on RICO & Class Action
    Briana Rosenbaum has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, The RICO Trend in Class Action Warfare, which will be published in the Iowa Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Aggregate litigation, including class-actions and mass actions, have…
  • Aug 24

    Second Circuit Opinion on the Alien Tort Statute: Licci v. Lebanese Canadian Bank

    Second Circuit Opinion on the Alien Tort Statute: Licci v. Lebanese Canadian Bank
    Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down another post-Kiobel decision on the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). Licci v. Lebanese Canadian Bank involves claims against a Lebanese bank alleging that they provided international…
Rank this Week: 279

Brooklyn Law School Students…

Brooklyn Law School Students International Blog

Brooklyn Law School is proud of its many students who will be working this summer in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and South America at law firms, and private and public interest organizations. The students have launched this blog to share their experiences.

http://blsx.brooklaw.edu/studentblog/
  • Jul 4

    Hola desde Peru

    Hola desde Peru
      I’ve attached a few photos of a family trip to Peru.  We hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and then some.  The Andes are so big, the Inca ruins so extensive–it’s hard to fathom even when I’m standing right here looking at…
  • Jun 4

    Greetings from Hong Kong

    Greetings from Hong Kong
    I am currently in Hong Kong working for Linklaters (a UK law firm) in their Capital Markets practice. I arrived here almost three weeks ago. At first, I found the city very overwhelming and crowded, but I have quickly begun to love it here.…
  • Jun 4

    Howzit from Johannesburg!

    Howzit from Johannesburg!
    I am currently in Johannesburg working with the Refugee Rights Project of Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), a South African NGO.  With the recent outbreak of xenophobic attacks on foreigners living in South Africa, LHR has seen an influx of…
Rank this Week: 4721