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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…
  • 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…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 4

    Can Anything Happen in U.S. Politics Without a Forcing Event?

    Can Anything Happen in U.S. Politics Without a Forcing Event?
    by Neil H. BuchananThe annual scholarly conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) was held last week in Boca Raton, Florida.  As has become her custom, Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan of the University of Kentucky…
  • Aug 3

    Supreme Court Transparency (Or Lack Thereof)

    Supreme Court Transparency (Or Lack Thereof)
    By Eric SegallOn Wednesday of last week I co-moderated (along with Eric Berger) a panel on Supreme Court transparency at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools (SEALS) conference. It was a fascinating discussion covering mostly…
  • Aug 1

    Cecil, Hercules, Leo, and Billions of Unnamed Animal

    Cecil, Hercules, Leo, and Billions of Unnamed Animal
    by Michael DorfAmidst the furor over dentist Walter Palmer's killing of Cecil the Lion, on Wednesday a New York trial court judge ruled against the Nonhuman Rights Project's habeas corpus action on behalf of two chimpanzees--Hercules and…
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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/
  • Aug 3

    Florida Lawyers Fight Invasion (by Lawyers)

    Florida Lawyers Fight Invasion (by Lawyers)
    The WSJ Law Blog (Jacob Gershman) reports, based on an ALM Florida business article, that lawyers in Florida are alarmed by the bar president's revolutionary idea: Motion admission might be a good idea. Says the WSJ blog: "The newly…
  • Aug 3

    Efficiency and Disclosure in Criminal Case

    Efficiency and Disclosure in Criminal Case
    The NYT reports on a brief arguing in substance that prosecutors violate Brady obligations when they fail to disclose information they possess even if defense counsel could have uncovered the information with a diligent search. (The…
  • Jul 31

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?
    As many of our readers know, Model Rule 8.4 has a comment paragraph suggesting that certain discriminatory conduct might be grounds for discipline because it is prejudicial to the administration of justice. An ABA ethics committee is now…
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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 28

    Alfred Mahlangu Visits the LII

    Alfred Mahlangu Visits the LII
    On a chilly day in March this year, Alfred Mahlangu arrived at the LII, having travelled from AfricanLII in Cape Town, South Africa. He came to Ithaca to work on creating the “LII in a Box.” “The LII is the sister, brother,…
  • May 28

    We Love it When a Plan Comes Together

    We Love it When a Plan Comes Together
    Elsewhere in this newsletter, you’ll read about our month-long visit from Tswinyane Alfred Mahlangu, the principal technologist for our sister organization AfricanLII.  Alfred was here to work on LII-in-a-Box, a donor-funded…
  • May 28

    Frank Wagner Prize Announced

    Frank Wagner Prize Announced
    Our Supreme Court Bulletin staff recently wrapped up its work on the 2014 – 2015 docket and celebrated by announcing the winners of the annual Frank Wagner Prize.  The award is funded by an anonymous donor in admiration and…
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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
  • 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…
  • Jun 16

    Notice: Limited Hours June 18-June 19

    Notice: Limited Hours June 18-June 19
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Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Aug 3

    Unorthodox Wedding: A New York Judge Says No License, No Marriage

    Unorthodox Wedding: A New York Judge Says No License, No Marriage
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman discusses a recent decision by a New York court that a couple’s failure to obtain a marriage license (and lack of evidence of any intent to marry) meant that they were not legally…
  • Aug 2

    Higher Education and Teaching English

    Higher Education and Teaching English
    Chapman University law professor Ronald Rotunda critiques the trend in institutions of higher education to instruct professors and students to avoid “microaggressions” and to give “trigger warnings.” Continue reading…
  • Jul 30

    The Prospects for Presidential Election Reform as the 2016 Campaign Season Gets Underway

    The Prospects for Presidential Election Reform as the 2016 Campaign Season Gets Underway
    Law professor and dean designate of the University of Illinois College of Law Vikram David Amar provides an update on the so-called National Popular Vote (NPV) interstate compact plan in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision…
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VoxPopuLII

VoxPopuLII

Offers new and interesting views of law on the Internet.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop
  • Nov 27

    Folksonomies & Law – Background issues and theoretical perspective

    Folksonomies & Law – Background issues and theoretical perspective
    §.1.- Foreword «If folksonomies work for pictures (Flickr), books (Goodreads), questions and answers (Quora), basically everything else (Delicious), why shouldn’t they work for law?» (Serena Manzoli) In a post on this…
  • Nov 27

    Folksonomies & Law - Background issues and theoretical perspective

    Folksonomies & Law - Background issues and theoretical perspective
    §.1.- Foreword «If folksonomies work for pictures (Flickr), books (Goodreads), questions and answers (Quora), basically everything else (Delicious), why shouldn’t they work for law?» (Stefania Manzioli) In a post on…
  • Oct 30

    Lessons Gained from Parliamentary Information Visualization (PIV)

    Lessons Gained from Parliamentary Information Visualization (PIV)
    Lessons Gained from Parliamentary Information Visualization (PIV) The emerging topic of Parliamentary Informatics (PI) has opened up new terrain in the research of the scope, usefulness and contribution of Informatics to parliamentary…
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