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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
  • Feb 10

    The Amistad Case

    The Amistad Case
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library is proud to join with the Yale Black Law Students Association in remembering the most famous event in New Haven’s history, the Amistad case. In 1839 a group of Africans liberated themselves from the…
  • Feb 8

    New on the shelves: an ornate dissertation

    New on the shelves: an ornate dissertation
    Modern academic dissertations are typically rather dull visually, consisting almost entirely of typescript. In early modern Europe, however, dissertations could be quite ornate. The Rare Book Collection recently acquired one of these, a 1692…
  • Feb 1

    New Yale Law Library exhibit: "Free Tom Mooney!"

    New Yale Law Library exhibit: "Free Tom Mooney!"
    A hundred years ago, a bomb explosion was the pretext that San Francisco authorities needed to prosecute the militant left-wing labor organizer Tom Mooney on trumped-up murder charges. Mooney’s false conviction set off a 22-year…
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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
  • Feb 10

    The Amistad Case

    The Amistad Case
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library is proud to join with the Yale Black Law Students Association in remembering the most famous event in New Haven’s history, the Amistad case. In 1839 a group of Africans liberated themselves from the…
  • Feb 8

    New on the shelves: an ornate dissertation

    New on the shelves: an ornate dissertation
    Modern academic dissertations are typically rather dull visually, consisting almost entirely of typescript. In early modern Europe, however, dissertations could be quite ornate. The Rare Book Collection recently acquired one of these, a 1692…
  • Feb 8

    Amistad - Rare Book Room presentation and Film Screening

    Amistad - Rare Book Room presentation and Film Screening
    Amistad, The Search for a New Haven: Abolition, Freedom, and the Law In Honor of Black History Month February 10th @ 6:00PM, Rare Book Room| 6:30PM, Rm. 120 | Dinner Served This Black History Month, on February 10th, the Yale Black Law…
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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/
  • Feb 8

    More Cool Lab Experiments on Creativity by Bechtold, Buccafusco & Sprigman

    More Cool Lab Experiments on Creativity by Bechtold, Buccafusco & Sprigman
    As Chris Sprigman explained in a 2011 Jotwell post, laboratory experiments are largely missing from the legal academy, but they shouldn't be. Experiments can be used to test theories and tease apart effects that can't be measured in the real…
  • Feb 4

    An Alternate History of the Web & Copyright Law

    An Alternate History of the Web & Copyright Law
    I've been enjoying Walter Isaacson's The Innovators, a history of computers and the Internet. As with any book related to innovation, I've been interested in the importance (or non-importance) of patents for different inventors, and in the…
  • Feb 1

    Sean O'Connor: What happened to the "art" in "useful arts"?

    Sean O'Connor: What happened to the "art" in "useful arts"?
    The constitutional justification for patents and copyrights is "[t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts." In the late eighteenth century, "science" included all knowledge, and "useful arts" referred to technological rather than…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    From Selma to Ferguson

    From Selma to Ferguson
    Yesterday the Department of Justice sued Ferguson, Missouri, following the collapse of the settlement to overhaul that city's police department to remedy a long history of civil rights abuses. Stephen Rushin (who teaches at the University of…
  • Feb 11

    A Symposium on Calabresi's The Future of Law and Economic

    A Symposium on Calabresi's The Future of Law and Economic
    I just wanted to thank Gerard for hosting a symposium on Guido Calabresi's new book, The Future of Law and Economics, about a week ago. The contributions included: Kenneth Abraham, Pearls Beyond PriceIan Ayres, The Liability Rule…
  • Feb 9

    The Emerging Law of Algorithms, Robots, and Predictive Analytic

    The Emerging Law of Algorithms, Robots, and Predictive Analytic
    In 1897, Holmes famously pronounced, "For the rational study of the law the blackletter man may be the man of the present, but the man of the future is the man of statistics and the master of economics." He could scarcely envision at the…
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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
  • Dec 14

    New exhibit: Yale Journal of International Law: Then and Now

    New exhibit: Yale Journal of International Law: Then and Now
    A new display highlighting the history of the Yale Journal of International law is mounted on L1 of the law library. The journal went through two name changes over the years since its inception in…
  • Mar 31

    New Exhibit: Detention on a Global Scale

    New Exhibit: Detention on a Global Scale
    The Yale Law School is hosting the combined Robert L.
  • Nov 4

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law
    A new exhibit showcasing a selection of representative works on international judicial lawmaking in the law library foreign and international law collection is now on display on L1 of the law library. The selections of works highlight the…
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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…
Rank this Week: 704

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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