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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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09/25/2009 at 12:00 AM
During the academic year, all students receive a weekly email from the Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox containing highlights from BNA’s U.S. Law Week database.  Updated weekly, BNA’s U.S. Law Week is the premier database for news about recently decided federal and state cases and activities of the federal agencies.  Also included within the database is legal news about the President and the U.S. Congress. The U.S. Law Week’s Supreme Court Today database tracks the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court during its current term. A notable feature of U.S. Law Week is the...
Posted by Library Blog
09/18/2009 at 12:00 AM
As you use LexisNexis and Westlaw for your legal research, the Law Library staff encourages you to reduce the amount of paper you print from the LexisNexis and the Westlaw printers located in the Law Library’s Print Center. For starters, consider using the double-sided LexisNexis printer (label # 710305) or the double-sided Westlaw printer (label #S5443). Both LexisNexis and Westlaw enable you to print a cite list of your research results or restrict the portions (also referred to as “fields”) of the document(s) to view which in turn will limit what you print. When using LexisNexis to search...
Posted by Library Blog
09/11/2009 at 12:00 AM
Do you.... Need help with researching cases or statutes?  Writing a paper for a class but do not have a clue as to where to begin your research?  Citation questions?  Difficulty using Westlaw or LexisNexis?  Wondering if the law library’s collection has a particular book?  Don’t be shy, ask the Reference Librarian on duty to help you with these questions! A Reference Librarian is available to assist you with research from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and until 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.  Except for the holiday weekends (Columbus...
Posted by Library Blog
09/01/2009 at 12:00 AM
Westlaw training sessions will be held September 8 through September 11.  All Westlaw training sessions are in the Main Computer Lab Introductory LexisNexis training sessions for half of the 1L class will be conducted September 9 through September 11 in the Training Lab (adjacent to the Reference Desk) with the remaining 1L class receiving training on September 16 and September 17 in the Main Computer Lab.  Advanced LexisNexis training sessions for the 1Ls will be held in the Main Computer Lab on September 23, September 24 and September 25.  For more information about the...
Posted by Library Blog
08/26/2009 at 12:00 AM
The LexisNexis and Westlaw printers were recently moved from the Main Computer Lab and the Training Lab (formerly Training Lab 1) to the new Library Print Center (formerly Training Lab 2).  Printing from LexisNexis and Westlaw is still free!  If you have questions related to LexisNexis and Westlaw printing, ask the Computer Lab assistant on duty or the Reference Librarian on duty.  Westlaw student reps Casey Lee and Nicole Lutz can help you with Westlaw printing and LexisNexis student reps Alexandra Nolin and Sarah Mazzochi can help you with LexisNexis printing during their...
Posted by Library Blog
08/19/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library staff welcomes our incoming first-year students and returning students.  We wish all a successful academic year.  We are here to help you with your studies and research, so please do not hesitate to ask staff at the Circulation Desk or the Librarian on duty at the Reference Desk if you need assistance! First Year Library Tours! As part of Legal Methods I, librarians will conduct tours of the law library for incoming first-year students during the week of August 31!  An email from Reader Services Librarian Nan Balliot will contain the schedule.  The tour...
Posted by Library Blog
05/19/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library Summer Session Hours (May 26 - July 16) are as follows: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Sunday Noon - 5:00 p.m. The Law Library will be closed on July 3 and July 4.
Posted by Library Blog
05/04/2009 at 12:00 AM
Casemaker is a free legal research service for state bar associations and their members.  Currently 28 of the 50 state bar associations subscribe to the Casemaker service.  You will be happy to learn that the state bar associations offering the Casemaker service include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont!  Federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and other legal materials are accessible using the Casemaker service.  The state materials on Casemaker are state-specific only.
Posted by Library Blog
04/27/2009 at 12:00 AM
If you are working for an attorney or firm this summer, consider signing up for free access to the L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library offered by Loislaw.  Loislaw is part of Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, the second largest provider of content to the legal market with divisions including Aspen Publishers (publishers of the Examples and Explanations series) and CCH.  Unlike LexisNexis and Westlaw, the L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library is free to law school students who work for attorneys and firms while still in law school. The L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library offers full-text access to federal...
Posted by Library Blog
04/20/2009 at 12:00 AM
CCH (Commerce Clearing House) has been a leading publisher since 1913.  THE CCH Internet Research Network provides numerous virtual “mini”research libraries on a range of legal subject areas as detailed below.  Under each topic, the researcher has access to the full text or summaries of pertinent statutes, case law and agency rules and regulations as well as scholarly and expert analysis and relevant practice tools (such as forms).  Unlike free web resources, the information is updated and enhanced 24/7 with the latest primary source materials and analysis of developments in...