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The Legal Beagle’s favorite book and that of dog lovers everywhere is Every Dog’s Legal Guide: A Must Have Book for Your Owner by Mary Randolph (KF390.5 .D6 R36 2005). His favorite movie is about the crime fighting pooch, Underdog! His current hero is Uno, the beagle who won Best in Show at the...

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Legal Beagle's Archive for September 2015

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09/25/2015 at 12:41 PM
While the cartoon Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law may be humorous, it might not teach you everything you need to know about law or the legal system. Have you ever wished that some of the cases or concepts in your textbooks were turned into useful illustrations? Whether you have or haven’t wished this, educational illustrations of major cases or concepts can be found online at the Visual Law Library. This website, a project of Stanford University’s Legal Design Initiative, contains graphics to help students, lawyers, and the general public better understand legal doctrines and practices....
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09/18/2015 at 12:51 PM
Law360 is a digital resource which specializes in legal news and analysis. Although Law360 has the searchability of a database, it also functions like a daily newsletter on topics of your choosing. It is provided by LexisNexis and is probably best known for how quickly it delivers updates. According to their website, they cover “85% of events within 48 hours” and the database is updated about every fifteen minutes. All of the individual stories from Law360 are also available through Lexis Advance. For information on accessing Law360 or other resources at home, see our Off-Campus Access to...
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09/11/2015 at 12:21 PM
Over 90 ABA periodicals are now available on HeinOnline. HeinOnline is an expansive resource which provides access to many specialty publications. Now the ABA Journal, Student Lawyer, and TYL Magazine are among those offerings. The ABA may be most well-known for the ABA Journal, but it also publishes over 100 specialty periodicals through its Sections, Divisions and Forums. Some of these publications may be of particular interest to you as a law student! The Student Lawyer provides guidance on educational and career issues. It is published monthly, September through May, by the Law Student...
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09/04/2015 at 10:57 AM
Have you ever wondered why vaccines are so often a very trendy topic of discussion on Facebook, Twitter, the news and talk shows? A new book at the law library may help answer this question. Vaccine Nation by Dr. Elena Conis, an assistant professor of history at Emory University, is a social and political history of human vaccination in America with a particular focus on vaccine-related policies of presidents from the 1960s to today. Discussing not only the social history of particular vaccines, such as the HPV and mumps vaccines, but also the social history of vaccine skepticism, this book...