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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 4

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 22

    Advanced RECAP – Search our database of millions of PACER documents and docket

    Advanced RECAP – Search our database of millions of PACER documents and docket
    Court Listener – Free Law Project: Advanced RECAP Search – Search our database of millions of PACER documents and dockets. [via Cheryl Niemeier] “The RECAP Archive is a searchable collection of millions of PACER documents…
  • Aug 22

    An analysis of 2 decades of efforts to improve social mobility – UK

    An analysis of 2 decades of efforts to improve social mobility – UK
    Report shows that government policies over the last 20 years have delivered little progress on social mobility in Britain. “Two decades of government efforts to improve social mobility have failed to deliver enough progress in reducing…
  • Aug 22

    NARA – Best Practices for File Naming

    NARA – Best Practices for File Naming
    NARA Blog – “The following are best practices for file naming. File names should: Be unique and consistently structured; Be persistent and not tied to anything that changes over time or location; Limit the character length to no…
Rank this Week: 19

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 23

    OPINIONS – August 23, 2017

    OPINIONS – August 23, 2017
    Bank of America v. Braun DA 17-0050 2017 MT 209N Civil – Amount Due Moore v. Goran DA 17-0032 2017 MT 208 Civil – Declaratory Judgment State v. Kapps DA 16-0513 2017 MT 207N Criminal – Sexual Assault HSBC Bank v. Nickerson…
  • Aug 15

    OPINIONS – August 15, 2017

    OPINIONS – August 15, 2017
    Matter of M.RC YINC DA 17-0081 2017 MT 202N Civil – Dependent Neglect Hark v. Quirk Cattle DA 16-0740 2017 MT 201N Civil – Water Rights Adjudication State v. E. Farr III DA 15-0536 2017 MT 200N Criminal – DUI-Felony State v.…
  • Aug 9

    OPINION – August 9, 2017

    OPINION – August 9, 2017
    State v. M. Reopelle DA 16-0158 2017 MT 196 Criminal – Deceptive Practice
Rank this Week: 22

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Aug 17

    NYC Congregation Owns Touro Synagogue

    NYC Congregation Owns Touro Synagogue
    A recent article in the NY Times, New York Congregation Owns Oldest Synagogue in the U.S., 180 Miles Away, Court Rules, reports that a federal appeals court has ruled that Shearith Israel in New York actually owns the Touro Synagogue building…
  • Aug 4

    Law Professors: An Overview from William Blackstone to Barack Obama

    Law Professors: An Overview from William Blackstone to Barack Obama
    As students prepare to resume their legal studies and begin their scholarship for another semester under the tutelage of their BLS professors, I want to recommend a new book that discusses the contributions to the legal profession of a group…
  • Aug 3

    Policing the Black Man

    Policing the Black Man
    The Brooklyn Law School Library’s August New Books List (24 print titles and 12 eBook titles) has among its titles an interesting one, Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment, (Call No. HV9950 .P64 2017). Edited by…
Rank this Week: 27

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
  • Aug 23

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Ronald Krotoszynski, John S. Stone Chairholder of Law and Director of Faculty Research,University of Alabama School of Law, presents today as part of the Faculty...
  • Aug 22

    Private Equity – New Haven, CT

    Private Equity – New Haven, CT
    The Yale Law School Center for Private Law hosts a Private Equity Conference on November 17, 2017, 9:45-4. “The conference will bring leading theorists from law, economics, finance, and sociology...
  • Aug 22

    Best Legal Blog Contest

    Best Legal Blog Contest
    The Expert Institute invites nominations for its 2017 Best Legal Blog Contest. The deadline is Sept. 15, 2017.
Rank this Week: 30

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 41

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 23

    Cyber Security – When Social Engineering Fraud Is Not Covered Under Your Insurance Policy

    Cyber Security – When Social Engineering Fraud Is Not Covered Under Your Insurance Policy
    We live in an age of escalating cyber security threats. Many intrusion threats are social engineering attacks, which seek to gain entry to an organization’s computer systems via its personnel and not a hack to the computer systems.…
  • Aug 23

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Moore v. Sweet, 2017 ONCA…
  • Aug 22

    Court Orders Confidentiality Agreement as Precondition to Obtaining Documentary Discovery

    Court Orders Confidentiality Agreement as Precondition to Obtaining Documentary Discovery
    Litigants in Ontario are required to disclose every document in their power, control or possession that is relevant to the lawsuit at hand. Often times one party is concerned about disclosing documents to the other that may be highly…
Rank this Week: 99

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Aug 23

    What is Available for Free through the Court Records & Briefs Database?

    What is Available for Free through the Court Records & Briefs Database?
      At Jenkins we have a large collection of Pennsylvania briefs and records going all the way back to the 1800s.  After 2006, most of the material has been digitized, and much of it is accessible for free to Jenkins'…
  • Aug 22

    MyHein Is Even Better With Two New Features!

    MyHein Is Even Better With Two New Features!
      This article is republished with permission by W.S. Hein. View the original article here.MyHein is HeinOnline’s personal research tool. Anyone with access to a HeinOnline subscription can create one or more MyHein…
  • Aug 15

    Forms from Philadelphia Courts now easier to use!

    Forms from Philadelphia Courts now easier to use!
    The Philadelphia Courts have made access to forms easier and faster. The Forms Center is now organized by Division (Trial, Family, Orphans', Municipal, etc.) and then by subject matter.For example, pick Family Division, Domestic…
Rank this Week: 122

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Aug 23

    An Interview with Anu Rai, Interim Chief of Asset Management

    An Interview with Anu Rai, Interim Chief of Asset Management
    This week’s interview is with Anu Rai, interim chief of the Law Library’s Asset Management team within the Office of Administrative Operations. Anu works to develop the Law Library’s information…
  • Aug 21

    How Degrees of Kinship Are Calculated Under Chinese Law?

    How Degrees of Kinship Are Calculated Under Chinese Law?
    I was recently doing research for a patron on marriage law of the People’s Republic of China (PRC or China), and I found the method used by the Chinese marriage law in calculating degrees of kinship very unique. Marriage law usually…
  • Aug 18

    Pioneering Women in Congre

    Pioneering Women in Congre
    The following is a guest blog post by Christina Miskey and Allison Bailund, Law Library metadata interns, University of Washington MLIS students, and women’s history buffs. Today is the 97th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the…
Rank this Week: 155

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Jul 31

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter
    Updates on selected legal informatics developments are now being posted on Legal Informatics tumblr and on Twitter. In the Web interface to this blog, the Twitter updates are visible to the right under “Twitter updates”.Filed…
  • Jul 11

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App
    Dazza Greenwood has posted Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App. Excerpts: […] On a panel discussion about blockchains and the law at the Legal Hackers Congress in NYC this weekend, I’ll provide a sneak-peek at a new,…
  • Jul 10

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource
    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice was held 7-9 July 2015 at University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The conference website is at:…
Rank this Week: 166

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Aug 23

    Welcome, Class of 2020!

    Welcome, Class of 2020!
    The Law Library is happy to welcome the class of 2020 to the law school!  We’re excited that you’re here with us and want you to know that we’re here to help you throughout your legal education.  In addition to…
  • Aug 23

    Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Ed.

    Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Ed.
    The 17th Edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has just been released and BYU Law students and faculty have access to the newest edition online. A link to the Chicago Manual of Style Online is available from the law … Continue reading…
  • Apr 18

    Research Assistant Training

    Research Assistant Training
    The Law Library will be offering a training for all summer research assistants on Friday, April 28 from 1-2pm in room 267. If you’re working for a professor this summer, come join us for a look at academic legal research ……
Rank this Week: 173

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Nov 18

    Online Services Registration Information

    Online Services Registration Information
    A quick mid-year reminder about database access — Bloomberg Law If you have lost or forgotten your username or password for Bloomberg Law, you can retrieve them by using the “Forgot your Password?” and/or “Forgot your…
  • Nov 18

    Online Services Registration Information

    Online Services Registration Information
    A quick mid-year reminder about database access — Bloomberg Law If you have lost or forgotten your username or password for Bloomberg Law, you can retrieve them by using the “Forgot your Password?” and/or “Forgot your…
  • Sep 13

    West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!

    West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!
    The West Study Aids package is available online to all students. It includes nutshells, hornbooks, Gilbert’s outlines, and much much more. Content isn’t limited to academic subjects — prepping for an interview? There…
Rank this Week: 179

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 198

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Aug 23

    ALA: “The Copyright Office belongs in the Library of Congress”

    ALA: “The Copyright Office belongs in the Library of Congress”
    Currently the Register of Copyrights is appointed by the Librarian of Congress. For several years this administrative arrangement has caught the attention of members of Congress because, in 2015, the GAO identified the Copyright…
  • Aug 23

    DOJ’s 1974 memo on the legal aspects of impeachment

    DOJ’s 1974 memo on the legal aspects of impeachment
    Here’s an example of what you may find at the Government Attic, a repository of FOIA-released government documents: DOJ Legal Memorandum titled Legal Aspects of Impeachment: An Overview which was written during the Watergate…
  • Aug 22

    Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center releases analysis of online media and social media coverage of 2016 presidential campaign

    Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center releases analysis of online media and social media coverage of 2016 presidential campaign
    The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society released a comprehensive analysis of online media and social media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. The report, Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the…
Rank this Week: 208

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Dec 9

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck
      ScholarCheck is a useful tool for viewing journal articles that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched in HeinOnline. It analyzes articles most cited by other articles and most accessed during a rolling 12-month period.…
  • Dec 7

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015
    Please be informed that a system maintenance will be scheduled on Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 from 18:00 to 23:59 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8).  During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.  The services will be resumed to…
  • Dec 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 211

The Reporter

The Reporter

Covers legal research. By the Texas Tech Law Library.

https://texastechlawlibrary.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 235

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 1

    Lecture Capture Anyone?

    Lecture Capture Anyone?
    After several years of using portable audio recorders to record classes for students and Adobe Presenter to add narration to PowerPoint Presentations, Albany Law School has moved to the Panopto lecture capture system for these…
  • Jan 29

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?
    According to a recent study published in the Journal of Media Education, university students are not paying attention in class. They spend 20% of their time in class doing things on their digital devices that have nothing to do…
  • Oct 2

    Who Likes What?

    Who Likes What?
    Recently, Campus Technology polled hundreds of education professionals to ask them which products they think are truly the best. So here’s what they said (in Campus Technology’s first-ever higher education…
Rank this Week: 324

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Four Bolt

    Four Bolt
    Do you know what you know?  When you are at work, are you always scrambling around trying to figure out what it is you are supposed to do OR do you know what to do and where to go when someone asks you to help them find whatever it is…
  • Aug 14

    It's the Little Thing

    It's the Little Thing
    Once upon a time I had a laptop computer that was giving me trouble.  Seems no matter how long I had the computer plugged in, the battery wouldn't charge. Sometimes, even with a full charge (and right in the middle of a presentation), my…
  • Aug 7

    Running with the Big Dog

    Running with the Big Dog
    The other day I was reading an article on the 15 skills employers just expect people to have.  Number 8 was the ability to do research.  The article stated, simply, that any fool can do research - just type a search in Google and…
Rank this Week: 375

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Aug 18

    An Important Association Copy: George-Étienne Cartier and Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine

    An Important Association Copy: George-Étienne Cartier and Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine
    The Osgoode Library’s Canada Law Book Rare Book Room contains many treasures illustrative of Canadian law and history. One of my favourites is a small book, not of great value in its own right, but valuable both because of its ……
  • Aug 17

    New Coat of Arms for Osgoode

    New Coat of Arms for Osgoode
    Over the past few years, the Library has been closely involved in working with the Canadian Heraldic Authority in Rideau Hall on the design of a new coat of arms for Osgoode to reflect the law school’s association with York ……
  • Aug 3

    When True Crime Meets Crime Fiction: A Bibliographical Mystery

    When True Crime Meets Crime Fiction: A Bibliographical Mystery
    The Osgoode Library recently acquired for its Trials special collection in the Canada Law Book Rare Room copies of the following publication: Life and Confession of Sophia Hamilton Who Was Tried, Condemned and Sentenced to be Hung at [name of…
Rank this Week: 385

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Aug 15

    Today in Legal History: FDR Signs Social Security Act

    Today in Legal History: FDR Signs Social Security Act
    On August 15, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. Responding to the widespread suffering caused by the Great Depression, President Roosevelt asked Congress for “social security”…
  • Aug 5

    Today in Legal History: Lincoln Signs the Revenue Act, Imposing First Federal Income Tax

    Today in Legal History: Lincoln Signs the Revenue Act, Imposing First Federal Income Tax
    On August 5, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Revenue Act, passed by Congress, implementing the first income tax ever levied by the federal government. A month earlier, President Lincoln met with Congress to deal with the national…
  • Aug 2

    Today in Legal History: Delegates Sign Declaration of Independence

    Today in Legal History: Delegates Sign Declaration of Independence
    On August 2, 1776, the Continental Congressional delegates signed the Declaration of Independence, announcing that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as independent states and no longer part of the British Colonies. The…
Rank this Week: 432

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

News & Announcements from the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke.

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Legal Research for Non-Lawyer

    Legal Research for Non-Lawyer
    The Goodson Law Library research guide to Legal Research for Non-Lawyers was updated this summer with several new resources in our collection. The library maintains a small print reference collection of legal books written for a general…
  • Aug 14

    Pleading the Twenty-Fifth

    Pleading the Twenty-Fifth
    This past February marked 50 years since the ratification of Amendment XXV to the U.S. Constitution. Written to clarify the procedures for presidential and vice-presidential succession in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination, the…
  • Aug 10

    Research Guides: Don't Reinvent the Wheel

    Research Guides: Don't Reinvent the Wheel
    We hope you already know about the Goodson Law Library's research guides. Written and maintained by our reference librarians, these pages provide detailed guidance for researching more than three dozen legal subjects – and are great…
Rank this Week: 544

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    tl;dr - a Primer on Managing External Legal Provider

    tl;dr - a Primer on Managing External Legal Provider
    In short, I wrote a primer for the Buying Legal Council on making service delivery reviews a core tenant of an external provider program. I think you should read it. It is probably shorter than the post that follows. [Scene: a bar at…
  • Aug 14

    "Do You Miss Me Yet?" - Reestablishing the Corporate Librarian

    "Do You Miss Me Yet?" - Reestablishing the Corporate Librarian
    It almost never fails when I run into someone I used to work with. The conversation starts with "Hey... how's the law library world? It's gotta be tough with all those books being online now." (The implication being "aren't you worried about…
  • Aug 10

    “How Do You Document Real Life When Real Life Is Getting More Like Fiction Every Day? ”

    “How Do You Document Real Life When Real Life Is Getting More Like Fiction Every Day? ”
    I recently started a new job in a different building in downtown Toronto. I left law firms after working in firms for almost 15 years. Afraid I would miss law firm life, I thought binge watching Suits, would help remind me of my previous…
Rank this Week: 466

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
  • Aug 22

    Welcome to Yale Law School, Class of 2020

    Welcome to Yale Law School, Class of 2020
    Welcome to Yale Law School (YLS). We’re glad you’re here! During your time at YLS we would like to encourage you to take advantage of our vast resources and knowledgeable staff. Most importantly please remember that if there…
  • Aug 15

    "Law's Picture Books" catalogue is out!

    "Law's Picture Books" catalogue is out!
    Final preparations are underway for our major exhibition, “Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection,” curated by myself and Mark Weiner (Yale Law Class of 2000). It will display 140 books, drawn exclusively from…
  • Aug 8

    Preview the "Law's Picture Books" exhibit

    Preview the "Law's Picture Books" exhibit
    Preparations for our upcoming exhibition, “Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection,” together with two overseas trips, have kept me from the Yale Law Library Rare Books Blog for a while. “Law’s…
Rank this Week: 546

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Aug 21

    Ebytes Fall 2017– Wednesdays 12-2pm in Learning Common

    Ebytes Fall 2017– Wednesdays 12-2pm in Learning Common
    Ebytes are back this fall!  If you are not familiar with ebytes, they are short demos on products or services that you have access to via the law library.  Every Wednesday from 12 pm-2pm (see schedule below), you can drop in at any…
  • Aug 17

    LAW Art Installation in the Law Library

    LAW Art Installation in the Law Library
    Ever wondered about  the big “LAW” on the wall of the base level of the law library and wondered what it is? It’s a ceramic plate collage by Cleveland artist Angelica Pozo. The collage spells LAW and is made up of…
  • Aug 16

    Study Rooms for Law Student

    Study Rooms for Law Student
    Reserve a Study Room Here. Study Rooms are available in the law library for law student use.  Note: they are heavily used during exams—so make sure to familiarize yourself with how to reserve one for you or your group:   Only…
Rank this Week: 508

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Welcome Back! Changes at the Moritz Law Library

    Welcome Back! Changes at the Moritz Law Library
    The Moritz Law Library welcomes new and returning students for the fall semester. You may notice a few changes in the library such as: New chairs for the carrels on the third floor, matching the more modern chairs on the main level and…
  • Apr 17

    Summer and Post-Graduation Access to Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw

    Summer and Post-Graduation Access to Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->Over the summer months, students at the Moritz College of Law can continue to access their student accounts with the three major legal research platforms (Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and…
  • Apr 3

    Advanced Legal Research Course Offerings for Next Year

    Advanced Legal Research Course Offerings for Next Year
    As you are selecting your courses for the 2017-18 academic year, consider registering for a one-credit Advanced Legal Research course taught by one of the Moritz College of Law’s reference librarians. Each ALR course is focused on a…
Rank this Week: 460

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
  • Aug 15

    "Law's Picture Books" catalogue is out!

    "Law's Picture Books" catalogue is out!
    Final preparations are underway for our major exhibition, “Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection,” curated by myself and Mark Weiner (Yale Law Class of 2000). It will display 140 books, drawn exclusively from…
  • Aug 8

    Preview the "Law's Picture Books" exhibit

    Preview the "Law's Picture Books" exhibit
    Preparations for our upcoming exhibition, “Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection,” together with two overseas trips, have kept me from the Yale Law Library Rare Books Blog for a while. “Law’s…
  • Apr 2

    Centennial of the Mexican Constitution

    Centennial of the Mexican Constitution
    *** The ninth anniversary of the Yale Law Library Rare Books Blog is a fitting opportunity to mark a much more momentous anniversary, the centennial of the Mexican Constitution of 1917. Although amended a few hundred times, this constitution…
Rank this Week: 550

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jul 31

    July 31 Community Letter

    July 31 Community Letter
    Today, Board President Peter Currie ’74, P’03,  and I wrote to the Andover community with an update regarding an independent investigation into matters of past sexual misconduct. As we’ve sought to understand and learn…
  • May 7

    Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54

    Episode 06: Frank Stella &rsquo;54
    Source: Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54
  • Apr 24

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover
    Today, we know that many schools, including Andover, have not always lived up to our commitment to protect students in our care. Over the past year, independent investigators from Sanghavi Law Office have been carrying out a review of all…
Rank this Week: 512

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
  • Nov 16

    Libraries that want to protect themselves…

    Libraries that want to protect themselves from copyright lawsuits should take this action before December 1. This is the safe harbor that libraries get if a patron posts copyrighted content on a library site (such as comments on a library...
  • Dec 1

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?
    As I was reading Roy Kaufmann’s testimony on behalf of the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at the recent Congressional hearing on "Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired," I was struck by CCC’s boilerplate…
  • Jul 24

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice
    (By Peter Hirtle) By now most archivists and many librarians will have heard something about the controversy concerning the use of material found in Special Collections at the University of Arkansas. Researchers from the Washington Free…
Rank this Week: 525

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    The Path to Lawyer Well-Being

    The Path to Lawyer Well-Being
    The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being has just released its report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change (Aug. 2017). It's important for all sectors of the legal community, so it includes…
  • Aug 17

    Confederate Monuments and the Law

    Confederate Monuments and the Law
    Civil War monuments have been in the news lately, so I thought I'd do some research.One great (and free) starting point is SSRN, a site where scholars can post their papers and researchers can search them. I typed in civil war…
  • Aug 14

    The History and Law of Special Counsel

    The History and Law of Special Counsel
    Robert MuellerYou may have heard about special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating any potential connection between President Donald Trump's election campaign and the Russian government. The public relationship between President…
Rank this Week: 670

Law Library of Congress: Research…

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

Legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
Rank this Week: 655

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Provides information and commentary for local legal professionals and lay persons on local legal news, neighborhood happenings, self-help resources, information about our collection materials, and other other legal tools and resources

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Aug 16

    Minnesota’s Capitols, both Timeless and Forgettable

    Minnesota’s Capitols, both Timeless and Forgettable
    Last weekend the Minnesota Capitol hosted its open house to celebrate its recent extensive renovation and remodel project,  yet some might be surprised that the 112 year old building is actually Minnesota’s third…
  • Aug 4

    Where Can You Find Federal Case Filings?

    Where Can You Find Federal Case Filings?
    We probably take our easy access to state court materials for granted, what with much electronic access offered in all Minnesota courthouses, backed up with archived material at the State Law Library.  On the other hand, how do…
  • Jul 25

    Researching Police Conduct and Misconduct

    Researching Police Conduct and Misconduct
    Our local law enforcement has been and continues to be conspicuously in the news over the last year following high-profile incidents.  After it looked like the spotlight might finally be fading in Ramsey County, it shifted over to…
Rank this Week: 712

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Aug 10

    Free Access to Nolo Legal Self-Help Publications for ALL Oregonians (Fastcase, too)

    Free Access to Nolo Legal Self-Help Publications for ALL Oregonians (Fastcase, too)
    Your State of Oregon Law Library give you FREE access to NOLO publications and the FASTCASE legal research database: NOLO (aka Nolo Press): “NOLO provides access to full-text legal reference publications written for consumers that allow…
  • Aug 10

    Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell) and the Law

    Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell) and the Law
    Gladwell’s podcasts (now in their 2nd season) are entertaining, enlightening, and law-full (i.e. full of legal history, stories, and “well, that was seriously interesting!” moments). Don’t be lead astray by podcast…
  • Jul 8

    Small Claims Court in Oregon: Advice and Tips for Plaintiffs and Defendant

    Small Claims Court in Oregon: Advice and Tips for Plaintiffs and Defendant
    You can’t (CANNOT) waltz into an Oregon Small Claims Court and expect to win your case. You have to do your homework: 1) You have to read the book (in public and law libraries and bookstores): “Using Small Claims Court in…
Rank this Week: 600

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/
  • Aug 5

    FDLP webinar: Preservation for Free

    FDLP webinar: Preservation for Free
    The FDLP has scheduled another of their excellent free webinars for librarians called "Preservation for Free." It will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm EDT. Description: Preserving library collections can seem…
  • Aug 4

    ProQuest Ebook Central will be temporarily unavailable

    ProQuest Ebook Central will be temporarily unavailable
    ProQuest has announced that to maintain the currency and security of ProQuest ebook platforms, Ebook Central, used by the Pitt University Library System, will be unavailable for approximately three hours beginning Saturday, August 12, 2017…
  • Jul 26

    Government Attic website

    Government Attic website
    The ALA govdocs listserv had a post today about a website called The Government Attic,a site that provides electronic copies of thousands of interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The site…
Rank this Week: 574

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Aug 3

    Tech Thursday: 22 iOS Apps Worth Paying For

    Tech Thursday: 22 iOS Apps Worth Paying For
    Many of the apps in Apple's App Store are free, but PC Mag asked their staff to list their favorite paid apps. You can see their choices here.
  • Aug 1

    Happy World Wide Web Day!

    Happy World Wide Web Day!
    Today is World Wide Web Day, and we are celebrating at the Cleveland Law Library for all this day means to our patrons and the services we provide. Among many benefits the WWW offers, it enables our Law Library to...
  • Jul 20

    Tech Thursday: US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airport

    Tech Thursday: US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airport
    The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself…
Rank this Week: 591

Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Jul 28

    Justice Department Denies the Times in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

    Justice Department Denies the Times in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case
    In an amicus brief filed with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in July, the U.S. Justice Department argues that “discrimination because of sexual orientation is not discrimination because of sex under Title VII.” Brief for the…
  • Jul 7

    New International Pact Protects Human Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment

    New International Pact Protects Human Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment
    French President Emmanuel Macron has committed to actively supporting a global pact to protect the human right to a clean and healthy environment. On June 24, 2017, Macron, at the Sorbonne with 800 in attendance, accepted the draft Global…
  • Jul 7

    The Opioid Abuse Epidemic: Resources on the Crisi

    The Opioid Abuse Epidemic: Resources on the Crisi
    Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue in the United States. The statistics are staggering: an estimated 1.9 million people in this country have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. In…
Rank this Week: 673

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    It's Not Just Legal Research -- Check Alerts & Analytics Too!

    It's Not Just Legal Research -- Check Alerts &amp; Analytics Too!
    Numerous articles have been written lately about the differences in relevant results pulled back in various legal research databases (e.g. Robert Ambrogi's recent article and Susan Mart's research that really kicked off this…
  • Jun 30

    Big Change on Congress.gov. Now the default search operator is AND instead of OR

    Big Change on Congress.gov. Now the default search operator is AND instead of OR
    June 26, 2017 is the date it all changed.Your search results may be more relevant on the Congress.gov website because the space between two search terms now uses the AND operator instead of the OR operator.Before June 26, 2017 the space…
  • Jun 4

    Dallas City Code Online

    Dallas City Code Online
    The Dallas City Code is online, which saves you time in finding the general language of an ordinance. However, if you need historical information you might want to try the 7th floor of the Dallas Public Library (Dallas History and…
Rank this Week: 597

The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian discusses all things law libraries, legal research and writing, and law schools.

http://gingerlibrarian.blogspot.com
  • Jul 27

    Analysis in Legal Research

    Analysis in Legal Research
    Too often, searching for relevant information and the ultimate analysis of facts to law is disjointed. That's because teaching the analysis of the law is often left up to the doctrinal professors or the writing professors. But analysis…
  • Jul 20

    Law Librarians Improving the Profession

    Law Librarians Improving the Profession
    Image from AALL TwitterDuring Bryan Stevenson's keynote at AALL in Austin (login req'd), he noted and expounded on 4 things that will improve justice:Get proximate to injusticeChange the narratives that sustain injusticeStay hopefulDo…
  • Jul 13

    AALL 2017 Poster Session: Scholarly Research & Writing Program

    AALL 2017 Poster Session: Scholarly Research &amp; Writing Program
    AALL in Austin is just around the corner. I'm excited to be surrounded by my favorite cohort of humans and feel inspired by all of the wonderful programs! If you're in Austin, please drop by the Austin Convention Center’s Exhibit…
Rank this Week: 677

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

Covers the latest trends and technology tools for Technical Services Law Librarians.

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Happy 1 billionth OCN!

    Happy 1 billionth OCN!
    On August 8, 2017, OCLC announced on the OCLC-CAT listserv that the OCLC Control Number (OCN) has reached 1 billion. The OCLC Control Number is a unique, sequentially assigned number when a new record is created…
  • Aug 11

    Ebook collection analysi

    Ebook collection analysi
    Two publications recently came across my desk: the May/June 2017 Library Technology Reports called Applying Quantitative Methods to E-Book Collections by Melissa J. Goertzen, and the June 2017 issue of Computers in Libraries called Ebooks…
  • Jul 24

    What can we learn from IT project management?

    What can we learn from IT project management?
    The implementation of educational technology is common practice for academic and firm librarians but rarely is there a tightly organized framework developed for an implementation similar to those in Information Technology. What could…
Rank this Week: 741

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    How Libraries Are Helping to Spot Fake New

    How Libraries Are Helping to Spot Fake New
    There are two very important stories today in my news feed about how to spot fake news.One is on the site LLRX.com (reprinted from the July/August 2017 issue of AALL Spectrum): Spotting Fake – Best Practices for Authenticating…
  • Aug 21

    Favourite TV and Movie Judge

    Favourite TV and Movie Judge
    The ABA Journal asked a group of real judges and a law professor to choose their favourite fictitious judges from TV or cinema and to explain their choices:"In the movies and on television, judges have played key roles in dramas, comedies…
  • Aug 17

    2017 Annotated Quebec Civil Code Available for Free on CAIJ Quebec Legal Info Portal

    2017 Annotated Quebec Civil Code Available for Free on CAIJ Quebec Legal Info Portal
    The 20th edition (2017) of the Code civil du Québec annoté by Jean-Louis Baudouin & Yvon Renaud is now available on the website of the CAIJ.CAIJ is the Centre d'accès à l'information juridique, the network of…
Rank this Week: 886

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Quickscribe Annotations for June & July 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations for June &amp; July 2017
    Below are the latest BC legislative annotations from Quickscribe for June and July (just released).June 2017: Devyn Cousineau – British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal – Human Rights CodeStan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP…
  • Jun 5

    Small Decisions Adding Up

    Small Decisions Adding Up
    As the publisher of Slaw, I get to see a lot of great commentary. I also get to see the statistics behind the website, and I don't mind sharing with you that local colleague Sarah Sutherland of CanLII has a fantastically successful post on…
  • Jun 5

    Quickscribe Annotations for May, 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations for May, 2017
    Below are the latest Quickscribe additions for new annotations to BC legislation. Devyn Cousineau – British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal – Human Rights CodeStan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP – Wills, Estates and…
Rank this Week: 830

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jul 24

    National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Record

    National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Record
    “Today at 8 a.m., the National Archives released a group of documents (the first of several expected releases), along with 17 audio files, previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The…
  • Jul 19

    2 NEW HARRY POTTER BOOKS SET TO BE PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER

    2 NEW HARRY POTTER BOOKS SET TO BE PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER
    “Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series. The British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition, “A History…
  • Jul 19

    From trash to treasure: British composer Holst’s lost manuscripts found in New Zealand

    From trash to treasure: British composer Holst&rsquo;s lost manuscripts found in New Zealand
    “Two handwritten music manuscripts discovered in a library clearout at an amateur orchestra in New Zealand have been confirmed as the work of British composer Gustav Holst, untraced for more than a century. The North Island’s Bay…
Rank this Week: 752

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 958

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • May 2

    *NEW*Summer & Post-Graduation Access info about Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law

    *NEW*Summer &amp; Post-Graduation Access info about Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law
    Want to know your access privilege to your favorite legal databases for the summer or post-graduation? Here are all the details you need to know. For our Graduates Westlaw You will begin to see a pop-up message whenever you log into…
  • Feb 8

    National Survey of State Laws now available on HeinOnline!

    National Survey of State Laws now available on HeinOnline!
    Previous only available in print in the reference collection, now available both in print and on HeinOnline, National Survey of State Laws is an indispensable reference work provides an overall view of some of the most-asked about and…
  • Jan 20

    Library Instagram Contest – Show us what you love about our Library!

    Library Instagram Contest – Show us what you love about our Library!
    We know you love our library. So do we! Started last year, we created a library Instagram account to showcase our library’s happenings and services. Over there, you will see pictures and posts about the events we sponsored at the…
Rank this Week: 760

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Nov 25

    History of Thanksgiving Proclamation

    History of Thanksgiving Proclamation
    Category: Legal History Body: For a brief history of Thanksgiving presidential proclamations and congressional resolutions beginning with the first Federal Congress, see the following National Archives web page: Congress Establishes…
  • Nov 23

    Administrative Appeal Supreme Court Opinion - 11/23/2015

    Administrative Appeal Supreme Court Opinion - 11/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Administrative Appeals Opinions Body: SC19458 - Cales v. Office of Victim Services ("The plaintiffs...appeal from the judgment of the trial court dismissing their appeal from the decision of a Victim Compensation…
  • Nov 23

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 11/23/2015

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 11/23/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: AC37980 - O’Brien v. O’Brien ("The dispositive issue raised by the plaintiff in the present appeal is whether, after remand, the court improperly skewed its equitable distribution…
Rank this Week: 763

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • Aug 4

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
    This afternoon I appeared to speak at a hearing in Buffalo held by the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a…
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
Rank this Week: 740