Last week, our own Courtney Cahill participated in a symposium on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s jurisprudence, held at the Ohio State University. The program drew legal luminaries from across the country, including Cynthia Estlund (NYU), Pam Karlan (Stanford), Kenneth Karst (UCLA), Martha Nussbaum (Chicago), Reva Siegel (Yale), Chris Slobogin (Vanderbilt), Wendy Williams (Georgetown), and Tobias Wolff (Penn). What made this a unique experience was the rare opportunity to join in a discussion of a sitting justice’s jurisprudence with the justice in attendance.
One of the leading online tools for tax research is the BNA Tax and Accounting Center, available through the Law Library. The researcher can access the text of the tax code and court cases, text of IRS proposed and finalized regulations, Treasury Decisions, and other IRS materials. To make clear what can be confusing, expert commentary is provided. The BNA Tax and Accounting Center is frequently updated with news about the latest developments in federal and state taxation.
For all you fans of the Internal Revenue Code and movies, here is a noteworthy posting to the ABA Journal website authored by Debra Cassens Weiss:
Few movies involve taxes as a central plot element, but that hasn’t stopped members of the TaxProf Listserv from offering their tax film recommendations for law students.
This past weekend a group of 2L honors students had the opportunity to take a trip to Washington DC. As part of the US Supreme Court Cases class we attended arguments at the Supreme Court, met with Justice Alito and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and toured the Capital building. We prepared for the trip by reading the briefs for Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Bailey and then hearing about the finer points of this bankruptcy case from Professor Chung.
Looks like I’ve been remiss in my blogging duties. I looked back and saw that I haven’t posted anything since February, and so much has happened since then. The Public Interest Auction, Barrister’s Ball, Spring Break, and just last weekend, a trip to DC to hear arguments in front of the Supreme Court and meet Justice Alito and Senator Whitehouse.
The Uniform Commercial Code is the basis for several courses taught here at the law school. To help demystify UCC Article 2 Sales and UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions, here are some study aids available in the Law Library’s collection.
UCC Article 2 Sales study aids are Sales and Leases: Examples and Explanations (4th ed. on Reserve, KF915 .Z9 B76 2006), Sales and Leases of Goods in a Nutshell (4th ed. Reserve, KF915 .Z9 S7 2003) and Understanding Sales and Leases of Goods (Reserve, KF915 .L395 1996 and Reserve, KF915 .L395 1999).
In addition to the resources of the Office of Career Services, the Law Library’s Career collection located on the shelves adjacent to Training Lab 2 has publications on cover letters and resumes. You can check out these publications in addition to the other publications in the Career collection for three weeks.
Best Resumes and CVs for International Jobs: Your Passport to the Global Job Market (HF5383 .K685 2002) by Ronald L. Krannich and Wendy S. Enelow offers advice for those desiring to employment outside the U.S.
The Office of Career Services and the various law school student organizations provide numerous opportunities for students to network with various legal professionals. In order to learn more about networking, here are some publications in the Law Library’s Career Collection collection on the shelves adjacent to Training Lab 2.
A Lawyer’s Guide to Networking by Susan R. Sneider (KF316.5 .S64 2006)
Ask the Career Counselors : Answers for Lawyers on Their Lives and Life’s Work by Kathy Morris and Jill Eckert (KF297.Z9 M667 2003)
The Making of Modern Law database offers access to the full-text of 22,000 British and American treatises (amounting to more than 10 million pages) published between 1800 to 1926. These treatises can be browsed by author or by title. Conducting a basic search enables the researcher to look for search terms in keywords, subject, author, title, and full-text. Advanced searching allows the researcher to narrow a search to more precise fields (e.g. index) and subjects (e.g.
It seems like I just turned around and it was March. I don’t know if its job searching, the two three day weekends we had, or just longing for summer, but spring semester feels faster than fall. This weekend is Barrister’s Ball (or law prom as we sometimes call it) and then in a week and a half we’ll be off for spring break.