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Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Skype previews translation service

    Skype previews translation service
    Skype communications software - now a part of Microsoft Corp. - is previewing/demonstrating a new real-time translation software tool. The Skype Translator project offers on-the-fly translation of both spoken and written languages for…
  • Dec 17

    Top Legal Stories: 2015 prediction

    Top Legal Stories: 2015 prediction
    The New Yorker has an article by reporter Jeffrey Toobin titled "The Top Five Legal Stories of 2015" (he's making predictions). Topics include Obamacare, same-sex marriage, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
  • Dec 17

    Crowdfunding for legal fee

    Crowdfunding for legal fee
    The ABA Journal has an article about a new crowdfunding site that helps individuals raise money to cover legal fees. Developed by a Chicago lawyer, the site is called Funded Justice. Since it's' very new, it hasn't had much success yet, but…
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JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Dec 18

    Federal government sues New York City over Rikers Island prison condition

    Federal government sues New York City over Rikers Island prison condition
    Federal prosecutors sued [case materials] New York City on Thursday over violent conditions at Rikers Island prison [official website]. The lawsuit comes after an August report [text] by the US Attorneys Office for the Southern District of…
  • Dec 18

    European Court of Justice rules obesity can be a disability

    European Court of Justice rules obesity can be a disability
    [JURIST] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] ruled [judgment, PDF] Thursday that morbid obesity can be considered a disability under the Equal Treatment in Employment Directive [text] if the employee is prevented from fully…
  • Dec 17

    Pakistan PM lifts death penalty moratorium following deadly attack

    Pakistan PM lifts death penalty moratorium following deadly attack
    [JURIST] Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif [official profile] on Wednesday approved the lifting of Pakistan's moratorium on the death penalty. Sharif's decision [BBC report] was rendered in response to a deadly attack [JURIST report] by…
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Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Dec 16

    Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium – Durham, NC

    Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium – Durham, NC
    Duke Law hosts the Fifth Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium Jan. 16, 2015. Panels and speakers will once again focus on recent legal developments in the sports and entertainment industries. The...
  • Dec 16

    DELPF Food Law Symposium – Durham, NC

    DELPF Food Law Symposium – Durham, NC
    Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum (DELPF) hosts a Food Law Symposium Jan. 23, 2015.  For more information please contact Sean Fitzpatrick, DELPF Symposium Editor, at 502-645-2715.
  • Dec 16

    Gender Law and Policy Symposium – Durham, NC

    Gender Law and Policy Symposium – Durham, NC
    The Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy hosts its annual symposium Feb. 25, 2015.
Rank this Week: 45

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence

Covers arrests, prosecutions, and news relating to: criminal court cases, scientific evidence, eyewitness evidence, exonerated convicts, innocence, injustice, and the law enforcement system's general resistance to science. By David A. Harris.

http://failedevidence.wordpress.com/
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