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b-screeds

b-screeds

By Thomas R. Bruce of the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/tbruce
  • Jun 10

    This one’s got me feeling my age…

    This one’s got me feeling my age…
    … in more ways than one.  Back in May of 1994, a week or so before the annual CALI conference for legal technologists, three of us circulated the document you see below.  Composed by me, Peter Martin, and Will Sadler, it set…
  • Dec 24

    The law of where I’m standing, right now.

    The law of where I’m standing, right now.
    [ Author note: I’d like to start by saying thanks to all of our pals at Justia, and especially Tim Stanley and Nick Moline, for their help with all that is described in the following, and to the denizens of law-lib and contest winners…
  • Dec 18

    Announcing the debut of JOAL

    Announcing the debut of JOAL
    I’m proud to announce the debut of the Journal of Open Access to Law, a multidisciplinary journal that will publish the work that its title suggests:  research related to legal information that is made openly available on the…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 15

    What Is the International Law Justification for Targeting IS/ISIS/ISIL in Syria?

    What Is the International Law Justification for Targeting IS/ISIS/ISIL in Syria?
    by Michael DorfA number of commentators--including my colleague Jens Ohlin and Yale law professor Bruce Ackerman--have argued quite persuasively that President Obama lacks domestic legal authority to conduct military operations against the…
  • Sep 12

    Reason, Emotion, and the Law

    Reason, Emotion, and the Law
    by Michael DorfIn my column on Wednesday discussing last week's same-sex marriage rulings, I noted that in his opinion upholding the Louisiana ruling, Judge Feldman dismissed the many contrary rulings by other federal courts as based on…
  • Sep 11

    Using Economics to Justify Being a Jerk

    Using Economics to Justify Being a Jerk
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananMy latest Verdict column, published today, uses the recent controversy over reclining seatbacks on airplanes to make a larger point about the misuses of economic theory.  One of the foundations of the "law…
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InfoBrief

InfoBrief

A Cornell Law Library current awareness service for the Cornell Law School faculty.

http://infobrief.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Dear Readers A

    Dear Readers A
    Dear Readers, As you may know, the Cornell Law Library has been maintaining two blogs, InfoBrief and Competitive Edge. We have decided to merge the two blogs under the banner of InfoBrief. To stay current with InfoBrief, you will want to…
  • Apr 18

    New Books at Cornell Law Library

    New Books at Cornell Law Library
    The latest list of New Books is available on the Law Library web site.  Click here to view the entire list.  It includes all new books at the Law Library as well as law-related books at other libraries on campus.  Here are a few titles…
  • Mar 28

    New Law Books at Cornell

    New Law Books at Cornell
    The latest list of New Books for February 16-29 is available on the Law Library web site.  Click here to view the entire list.  It includes all new books at the Law Library as well as law-related books at other libraries on campus.  Here…
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    In-sourcing continues apace

    In-sourcing continues apace
    WSJ carries the story. Law Firms Face New Competition — Their Own Clients Law firms are contending with growing competition from their own clients. Many companies are cutting back on their use of outside law firms, and having staff…
  • Sep 14

    Diversity in the Profession: "The Sotomayor Factor"

    Diversity in the Profession: "The Sotomayor Factor"
    I heard arguments in the NY Court of Appeals last week. The courthouse is beautiful. Inside, portraits of former judges cover the walls. Overwhelmingly, they are white men, many with whiskers. That will change. Today, there are four women…
  • Sep 13

    Why Did Prof. Steven Salaita Lose?

    Why Did Prof. Steven Salaita Lose?
    (Cross-posted, with some additions, from The Faculty Lounge) The trustees of the University of Illinois have voted 8-1 against providing Steven Salaita a tenured appointment in the department of American Indian Studies. As I have written…
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LII Announce

LII Announce

Features announcements, featured content and legal information factoids. From the Legal Information Institute.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu
  • Nov 2

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of November 5

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of November 5
    SCOTUS hears six cases this week involving trademark, securities litigation, antitrust, attorney’s fees, criminal law, directed verdict and double jeopardy (I’ll take Legal Information for 100, Alex). Here’s the schedule with links to…
  • Oct 26

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 29

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 29
    This week, the court hears six cases on topics ranging from firearms, deportation, and surveillance, to copyright and drug-detecting dog sniffs (!). Here’s the oral argument schedule with links to the LII Bulletin Previews. Subscribe to get…
  • Oct 8

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 8

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 8
    It’s a short week for the Supremes this week — Monday is a legal holiday — but they’ll be hearing 4 new cases on Tuesday and Wednesday: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 RYAN, DIR., AZ DOC v. GONZALES, ERNEST V. TIBBALS, WARDEN v. CARTER,…
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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
  • Sep 15

    Financial Times Online Access Now Available

    Financial Times Online Access Now Available
    The Law Library is pleased to announce that current Cornell faculty, students, and staff may now create Financial Times (FT.com) online accounts at no charge. To create your account, while on campus (using either Cornell eduroam or Red Rover,…
  • Sep 9

    New Books List for September 2014

    New Books List for September 2014
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street…
  • Sep 4

    No Netflix, No Problem: Law Library DVD Collection

    No Netflix, No Problem: Law Library DVD Collection
    Need a study break but can’t find what you want to watch on Netflix? Check something out from our ever-expanding DVD collection! The collection focuses on feature films and television series, with an emphasis on law, lawyers, public…
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Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Sep 14

    IRS Monitoring Religious Group

    IRS Monitoring Religious Group
    Chapman University law professor Ronald Rotunda comments on the IRS monitoring of religious groups. Rotunda argues that the government agency’s actions run counter to the guarantees of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.…
  • Sep 11

    What Would a Better Ferguson Response Have Looked Like?

    What Would a Better Ferguson Response Have Looked Like?
    Guest columnist and University of South Carolina School of Law professor Seth Stoughton discusses the police response in Ferguson, Missouri, and explains ways the situation could have been handled better. Stoughton argues that any…
  • Sep 10

    Airplane Seatbacks, the Coase Theorem, and Simplistic Solutions to Difficult Question

    Airplane Seatbacks, the Coase Theorem, and Simplistic Solutions to Difficult Question
    George Washington University law professor and economist Neil Buchanan comments on the minor nationwide debate over reclining one’s seat on an airplane. Buchanan argues that one reporter’s claim that the debate is “an…
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VoxPopuLII

VoxPopuLII

Offers new and interesting views of law on the Internet.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop
  • Sep 5

    Designing Legal Communications that Resonate

    Designing Legal Communications that Resonate
    By Margaret Hagan, Alex Gavis and Kursat Ozenc 1. Bringing communication design to law In May 2014, we ran a Legal Communication Design class at Stanford’s Institute of Design, or the d.school. Though legal communications have a…
  • Jun 16

    openlaw

    openlaw
    The other day a friend came to me because he heard about the openlaws.eu project. He said: ”Hey, openlaws sounds great – does that mean that I can write my own laws now?”. I had to tell him no, but that it was almost as…
  • Jun 3

    Rough Consensus, Running Standards: The Restatement Project

    Rough Consensus, Running Standards: The Restatement Project
    1. The Death and Life of Great Legal Data Standards Thanks to the many efforts of the open government movement in the past decade, the benefits of machine-readable legal data — legal data which can be processed and easily interpreted by…
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