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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
  • Dec 24

    Windmill

    Windmill
    A couple of days ago, in the way that one does on the Internet, I stumbled into the extraordinary story of William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill from scrap and spare parts to provide electricity to his home. He was 14, living in an isolated…
  • 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…
  • 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…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 25

    Should Democrats Kiss Trump’s Ring?

    Should Democrats Kiss Trump’s Ring?
    by Michael DorfThe scene of the lavish reception that greeted President Trump in Saudi Arabia was arresting to say the least. The Saudi royal family (literally) rolled out the red carpet, treating Muslim-bashing Trump as a hero. While the…
  • May 24

    A More Civilized Sort Of Jury Nullification

    A More Civilized Sort Of Jury Nullification
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I write about the topic of jury nullification, occasioned by an episode of RadioLab that begins with a woman who served on a jury discussing having been criminally penalized for telling her…
  • May 23

    Necessary Conditions for A Few Republicans to Be Courageou

    Necessary Conditions for A Few Republicans to Be Courageou
    by Neil H. BuchananEveryone is still trying to figure out what to make of the last two weeks of nonstop news about Donald Trump's unraveling presidency.  His trip abroad is generating a bit of news (including his curtsy to a Saudi…
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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/
  • May 23

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Professional Responsibility The Ethics of Legal Education 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA January 3-6, 2018 The Section on Professional Responsibility is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the…
  • May 22

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him
    General Flynn has reportedly declined to comply with a subpoena for documents, citing the 5th amendment's privilege against self-incrimination. But the privilege does not protect the documents here. At most it will protect the act of…
  • May 12

    Applying Rule 8.4(g) to Closing Argument

    Applying Rule 8.4(g) to Closing Argument
    According to the ABA Journal, a Tennessee lawyer representing a defendant charged with rape made the following comment in closing argument: "People can be very good at lying. Women can be especially good at it because they’re the weaker…
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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
  • May 19

    LII Donor Profile: Elayne Sobel, Lewisburg Prison Project

    LII Donor Profile: Elayne Sobel, Lewisburg Prison Project
    In 2016, NPR and The Marshall Project published an article exposing abuse of inmates in the Special Management Unit inside the Lewisburg Prison. Featured in that article was the Lewisburg Prison Project (LPP), a non-profit organization that…
  • May 19

    LII’s M.Eng. crew rebuilds Docket Wrench

    LII’s M.Eng. crew rebuilds Docket Wrench
    On May 12, LII engineers Sylvia Kwakye, Ph.D., and Nic Ceynowa hosted a presentation by the 14 Cornell University Masters of Engineering students they’d supervised this spring as they presented their project work on the Docket Wrench…
  • May 19

    Where Innovation Fit

    Where Innovation Fit
    A couple of years back, we asked our donors a pair of related questions.  The first was, “How much do you value the LII’s work on innovative features?” The second was, “How much do you agree or disagree that the…
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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 17

    Moving On!

    Moving On!
    Starting today the law library will no longer be posting to this page. For the latest updates and postings visit our website and our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
  • Jun 29

    We’re Hiring – Student Assistant Position Available

    We’re Hiring – Student Assistant Position Available
    Senior Public Services Student Assistant Level IV Contact: Kathy Hartman Keh7@cornell.edu Summary description: Works independently at the circulation service desk assisting patrons and performing a variety of library tasks including assisting…
  • Jun 22

    New Books List – June 2015

    New Books List – June 2015
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for June 2015 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. The Changing Face of American Banking…
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Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
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VoxPopuLII

VoxPopuLII

Offers new and interesting views of law on the Internet.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop
  • May 12

    25 for 25: For 25 Years, the LII Has Set the Standard for Legal Publishing Online

    25 for 25: For 25 Years, the LII Has Set the Standard for Legal Publishing Online
    by Robert J. Ambrogi On the 25th anniversary of the Legal Information Institute, I’m wondering how I talk about its significance without sounding like an old fogey. You know what I mean – those statements from your elders that…
  • Apr 18

    25 for 25: a look forward

    25 for 25: a look forward
    This year, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the annual LVI conference, held this year at Limmasol, Cyprus.  A truly beautiful place where Laris Vrahimis from CyLaw and the Cyprus Bar went out of their way to make a memorable…
  • Mar 24

    25 for 25: Zen and the Art of Pioneer Maintenance

    25 for 25: Zen and the Art of Pioneer Maintenance
      by G. Burgess Allison     The pioneer is a curious thing.  In the Old Days, pioneers were pretty easy to understand: There’s a mountain way over there that nobody’s crossed before—why don’t we…
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