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Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Sep 22

    Yale Law Library's oldest printed books: Gratian's Decretum

    Yale Law Library's oldest printed books: Gratian's Decretum
    A frequent question from visitors is “What is your oldest book?”. For printed books, there are four contenders for the distinction. All of them were printed in 1471, seventeen years after Johan Gutenberg produced the first printed…
  • Sep 11

    The Panama map puzzle

    The Panama map puzzle
    I picked up a volume to catalog that until recently was in the the Los Angeles County Law Library. We acquired it at auction in London in the spring 2014. The title is De mercatura decisiones, et tractatus varii et di rebus ad eam…
  • Sep 5

    2015 Yale Law Library Rare Book Fellowship

    2015 Yale Law Library Rare Book Fellowship
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Yale Law Library Rare  Book Fellowship. Here are the details. FIXED DURATION POSITION: 6 months from date of hire; non-renewable EXPECTED START DATE: Jan/Feb 2015 (flexible start date)
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Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Sep 22

    Yale Law Library's oldest printed books: Gratian's Decretum

    Yale Law Library's oldest printed books: Gratian's Decretum
    A frequent question from visitors is “What is your oldest book?”. For printed books, there are four contenders for the distinction. All of them were printed in 1471, seventeen years after Johan Gutenberg produced the first printed…
  • Sep 17

    Today -- Research Workshop: Law Library Tour, Wednesday, September 17, 3:10 pm

    Today -- Research Workshop: Law Library Tour, Wednesday, September 17, 3:10 pm
    Tour the Law Library (with a Law Librarian) Today, Wednesday, September 17
  • Sep 11

    The Panama map puzzle

    The Panama map puzzle
    I picked up a volume to catalog that until recently was in the the Los Angeles County Law Library. We acquired it at auction in London in the spring 2014. The title is De mercatura decisiones, et tractatus varii et di rebus ad eam…
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Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentive

    Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentive
    I just posted my symposium essay from U.C. Irvine's Meaning of Myriad Conference: Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentives. Here is the abstract—comments welcome!In four patentable subject matter cases in the past…
  • Sep 17

    Sean Seymore on Utility

    Sean Seymore on Utility
    In patent cases, the term “hindsight bias” refers to fact-finders’ tendency to use their knowledge of the invention at issue in their analysis of whether that invention would have been obvious. This error occurs when…
  • Sep 16

    Introducing New Blogger: Dmitry Karshtedt

    Introducing New Blogger: Dmitry Karshtedt
    I am delighted to welcome Stanford Law & Biosciences Fellow Dmitry Karshtedt as a new Written Description blogger. Before going into law, Dmitry completed a Ph.D. in chemistry from UC Berkeley and worked as a staff scientist for a…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    The New Deal Revolution Started in the 1850

    The New Deal Revolution Started in the 1850
    according to John Compton's marvelous new book, Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution.  I review it for the Harvard Law Review Forum, here.
  • Sep 19

    Interview on the Black Box Society

    Interview on the Black Box Society
    Lawrence Joseph and Frank Pasquale In the interview below, Lawrence Joseph interviews Balkinization blogger Frank Pasquale about his forthcoming book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information. Joseph is…
  • Sep 15

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform
    Professor Judy Baer is the best feminist theorist most readers of Balkinization have never heard of.  Her works, most notably Our Lives Before the Law and The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women (with Leslie Goldstein) are classics…
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Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
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The Yale Law Journal Online

The Yale Law Journal Online

From Yale Law School.

http://www.yalelawjournal.org/
  • Feb 2

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism
    Americans are increasingly polarized on gun rights and gun policy, leading some scholars to ask whether the Second Amendment provides a tool to manage disagreement and promote decentralization. Joseph Blocher’s Firearm Localism takes up…
  • Feb 2

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism
    Americans are increasingly polarized on gun rights and gun policy, leading some scholars to ask whether the Second Amendment provides a tool to manage disagreement and promote decentralization. Joseph Blocher’s Firearm Localism takes up…
  • Jan 16

    Why Motives Matter: Reframing the Crowding Out Effect of Legal Incentive

    Why Motives Matter: Reframing the Crowding Out Effect of Legal Incentive
    123 Yale L.J. 1070 (2014).Legal rules and regulations are routinely rationalized by appeal to the incentives they create. This Note examines an important but misunderstood fact about incentives—namely, that they often “crowd…
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Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
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Jason the Content Librarian

Jason the Content Librarian

Covers technology, libraries, and the Internet. By Jason Eiseman.

http://www.jasoneiseman.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie
    ReadWriteWeb is reporting that “Internet Archive Partners With 150 Libraries to Launch an E-Book Lending Program.”
  • Feb 17

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian
    Following up on my post yesterday, I have been thinking for awhile about adding more video to this blog. The problem is getting the motivation during busy work times to create the content can be difficult. However, I think I’ve come up with…
  • Feb 16

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord
    Everyone is busy imagining why the IBM computer Watson is so important to their own industry. Robert C. Weber writes in the National Law Journal about how great it will be when computers like Watson can perform legal research on their own.
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