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7 Feb 2007, 7:05 pm
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law has just announced that all of its third-year students will participate in the school's new Law Firm Program, a series of courses that attempts to recreate the experience of being an associate in a law firm. [read post]
29 May 2007, 10:29 am
Can the prosecution use the substance of what a defendant is reading to rebut his defense that he lacked criminal intent? [read post]
31 Mar 2011, 2:08 pm by Amy Wright
I haven't written a cheer and the law post since last July, but I've been working on a  research project that touched on cheerleading this week, so it seems like a good time to post. [read post]
18 Dec 2006, 12:11 pm
Professor Reza Dibadj's article, "From Incongruity to Cooperative Federalism," appears in Volume 40 of the University of San Francisco Law Review. [read post]
13 Jul 2007, 10:17 am
Concurring Opinions recently highlighted a fabulous post by Anne Reed at Deliberations, which compiles eye-opening thoughts on jury duty from bloggers who are either serving on a jury, experiencing voir dire, or otherwise engaged in jury service. [read post]
13 Jul 2007, 10:25 am
We'll be attending the American Association of Law Libraries' meeting in New Orleans from July 14-July 20 and making multiple visits to Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop (pictured here), so posting may be erratic during the next week. [read post]
13 Sep 2007, 9:41 am
We at ZiefBrief enjoy browsing a wide range of non-legal blogs in our copious free time. [read post]
12 Jan 2007, 10:02 am
Our beloved government information/documents search engine,, has changed its name and its URL to [read post]
12 Jan 2009, 1:29 pm
The New York Times reported yesterday that American adults are reading more. [read post]
18 Jun 2009, 12:15 pm
Law students lucky enough to have landed summer jobs or internships in these tough times are working harder than ever to make a good impression on their employers.One sure bet is to get known as a great researcher. [read post]
8 May 2007, 9:25 am
Robert Ambrogi has an excellent piece on this week, "Legal Wikis Are Bound to Wow You," which describes how wikis are being used to promote legal scholarship and "lawyer-to-lawyer collaboration. [read post]
11 Jun 2008, 5:40 pm
There's an interesting article in the Atlantic this month, "Is Google Making Us Stupid? [read post]
15 Apr 2007, 5:42 pm
Lately ZiefBrief has been participating in a group of academic and law firm librarians who are looking for ways to make sure that summer associates and new law school graduates have the real-world legal research skills they'll need. [read post]
21 Apr 2008, 11:11 am
Google News just announced a nifty new feature -- if you enter the name of a prominent figure in the news in the Google News search box, you can (sometimes) retrieve quotations made by this person. [read post]
29 Jul 2008, 8:01 pm
The release of  "An Investigation of Allegations of Politicized Hiring by Monica Goodling and Other Staff in the Office of the Attorney General" (click here for the 524 KB .pdf file from the DOJ site) has been all over the news and blogosphere ever since it was released on the 28th of July. [read post]
8 Oct 2008, 7:52 pm
Legal writing and research instructors spend a lot of time emphasizing the importance of proofreading briefs and memos, and here's why -- The Legal Intelligencer reports today that a federal judge decided to award just $26,000 in attorneys' fees instead of the requested $180,000, in part because the petitioning attorney's brief was filled with typographical errors. [read post]
14 Dec 2006, 4:19 pm
Wishing you had a better way to prepare for law school exams? [read post]
27 Feb 2007, 9:33 am
Yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle had an interesting article about prosecutors who have launched blogs. [read post]
3 May 2007, 3:47 pm
Tired of studying for law school exams? [read post]
26 Nov 2007, 9:08 am
Want to know what "precrimination" means? [read post]