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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
  • Mar 27

    Spring Break Hour

    Spring Break Hour
  • Mar 24

    DVD of the Month: Compulsion

    DVD of the Month: Compulsion
    While our Popular DVD Collection features many contemporary titles such as Game of Thrones and House of Cards, we’ve also made it a point to feature classic titles that emphasize law, lawyers, public policy, and government. One of those…
  • Mar 18

    Celebrating Anne Lukingbeal Exhibit and Gallery

    Celebrating Anne Lukingbeal Exhibit and Gallery
    In honor of Dean of Students Anne Lukingbeal’s retirement this month and 37 years of service at Cornell Law School we have a new exhibit on display in the eating area just outside the Reading Room on the third floor of the law library.…
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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/
  • Mar 31

    NY Court of Appeals says: To Practice Law in NY You Need A Physical Office

    NY Court of Appeals says: To Practice Law in NY You Need A Physical Office
    The NY State court of appeals on 3/31 answered a question certified by the second circuit: Interpreting a NY statute, the state court said a lawyer who does not reside in NY must have a physical office to transact business...
  • Mar 30

    Veronica Root, "Modern-Day Monitorships"

    Veronica Root, "Modern-Day Monitorships"
    Article. Abstract: When a sexual abuse scandal rocked Penn State, when Apple engaged in anticompetitive behavior, and when servicers like Bank of America improperly foreclosed upon hundreds of thousands of homeowners, each organization…
  • Mar 30

    Conference Announcement: Reconsidering Access to Justice

    Conference Announcement: Reconsidering Access to Justice
    Lack of access to justice has long been a problem in the United States and other developed countries. Recent regulatory reforms - from the adoption of Alternative Business Structures in the United Kingdom to LLLTs in Washington State -…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 31

    Well That Was Fast: Kant; Bulgaria; Green Bag

    Well That Was Fast: Kant; Bulgaria; Green Bag
    by Michael DorfYesterday I noted that Professor Orin Kerr had responded to the challenge posed by CJ Roberts and written the definitive article on The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria.…
  • Mar 31

    Does It Matter Whether Jeb Bush Is Pandering or Sincere?

    Does It Matter Whether Jeb Bush Is Pandering or Sincere?
    by Neil H. BuchananA national controversy has erupted over Indiana's recent adoption of a state-level version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).  Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently came out as gay, wrote an impassioned op-ed…
  • Mar 30

    The State SSM Respondents Double Down on Narrow Tradition

    The State SSM Respondents Double Down on Narrow Tradition
    By Michael DorfThe state briefs in the pending SSM cases have been filed by the representatives of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. They include a predictable mix of three arguments: (1) restricting marriage to heterosexuals…
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Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Mar 30

    Forceps Delivery: The Supreme Court Narrowly Saves the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in Young v. UPS

    Forceps Delivery: The Supreme Court Narrowly Saves the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in Young v. UPS
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman and University of Pittsburg law professor Deborah Brake discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Young v. UPS, in which the Court resolved some issues over the scope of the…
  • Mar 29

    Is the Federal Government Really a State, if the IRS Says It Is?

    Is the Federal Government Really a State, if the IRS Says It Is?
    Chapman University law professor Ronald Rotunda discusses the statutory interpretation question at issue in the U.S. Supreme Court case King v. Burwell, which could resolve the fate of Obamacare. Continue reading →
  • Mar 29

    State RFRAs and the Intent to Discriminate: Why the State RFRAs Are in Trouble

    State RFRAs and the Intent to Discriminate: Why the State RFRAs Are in Trouble
    Cardozo Law professor Marci Hamilton discusses the danger of state RFRAs, particularly in light of Indiana’s recent passage of such a law. Hamilton cautions that such laws pose a serious threat to society and despite their name, do not…
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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?» (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…
  • Sep 18

    Is it good enough for the law to be written for lawyers?

    Is it good enough for the law to be written for lawyers?
    If you think that law isn’t written for lawyers, try reading some.  It can even start looking normal after a while (say about the length of time it takes to get through law degree).  But research on the main street impact of…
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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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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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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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