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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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02/16/2009 at 01:00 AM
Available from the Law Library, HeinOnline offers a wide variety of image-based texts (current and archive) for the legal researcher.  Content is continually added to HeinOnline.  The HeinOnline blog contains information on the latest content and enhancements as well as tips for searching and HeinOnline’s Tip-of-the-Week.  You can sign up for e-mail alerts or add the blog to your RSS feed. It is easy to retrieve documents from HeinOnline by browsing the Table of Contents of individual publications or by conducting a keyword or advanced search of several publications...
Posted by Library Blog
02/09/2009 at 01:00 AM
The Oxford Reports on International Law database is available from the Law Library for access to decisions on public international law issues being decided in domestic courts worldwide and for judgments of international courts, The Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction and the International Law in Domestic Courts are the two modules of the Oxford Reports on International Law database to which the Law Library subscribes. The Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction module covers judgments of the International Court of Justice and the Permanent...
Posted by Library Blog
02/02/2009 at 01:00 AM
The ABA now offers a social networking site LegallyMinded.com.  The site is open to both legal professionals and the general public. The site is free to join.  There are group discussions in which to participate and blogs to read.  There are resources for information about careers, technology, work/life balance issues, and marketing/business development in addition to legal news.  Note that access to some of the site’s content is restricted to ABA members.  Click here to read about LegallyMinded.com in the December 2008 issue of the ABA Journal.
Posted by Library Blog
01/26/2009 at 01:00 AM
The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Labor and Employment Law Library is THE DATABASE for timely news and analysis on developments in labor and employment law.  This online library offers collections of cases, statutes, and administrative documents on numerous aspects of labor and employment law.  Topics include fair employment law; individual employment rights law; labor relations; wages, hours and leave law; disabilities law; collective bargaining and contract clauses; and Equal Employment Opportunity compliance. Searching the online Library is easy.  Start with a topical...
Posted by Library Blog
01/21/2009 at 01:00 AM
Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 software is available in the library computer labs. The software allows you to enable the typewriter feature (indicated by a typewriter icon in the upper right corner of the pdf document once enabled) for use in the Adobe Reader software. With the typewriter feature enabled on a pdf form (such as a bar exam application), you can type in the required information on the form, save it, and edit it as necessary before printing the form. You will initially need to save your pdf document to a USB drive and then open it using the Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 software....
Posted by Library Blog
01/06/2009 at 01:00 AM
Make it your New Year’s Resolution To explore a database offered by this institution. There’s more to research than Westlaw and Lexis AccessUn, HeinOnline, CCH Tax Research, Foreign Law Guide - Oh my! You can use your laptop or one of the library’s PCs for access. So here is the link, explore this wealth of resources; And, don’t hesitate to come see us when you need help with your courses!
Posted by Library Blog
12/03/2008 at 01:00 AM
If you are fortunate, your professor has placed prior exams on Reserve.  Search the Law Library’s WebCatalog by professor or course to locate available exams.  Also, several publications in the Law Library’s Reserve collection contain sample exams along with sample answers.  Here are a few publications to look at if you have time: Barbri Bar Review: First Year Review (KF388 .B372 2006) has review questions and answers on Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts. Mastering the Law School Exam (KF283 .D37 2007) includes questions and...
Posted by Library Blog
11/19/2008 at 01:00 AM
In addition to the services offered by the Office of Career Services for career exploration such as the Annual Legal Career Options Day, the Law Library also has resources for information on career options within the legal profession and alternatives to traditional law firm practice.  These books and others on job searching are shelved in The Law Library’s Career Collection located next to Training Lab 2.  All books in the Law Library’s Career Collection and these books can be checked out of the Law Library for twenty-one days.  Here are some recommended books to read when you...
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11/14/2008 at 01:00 AM
In the magazine stand adjacent to the entrance of the bookstore are the October 2008 and November 2008 issues of the National Jurist.  This magazine provides news items about law schools, law students, lawyers, and law firms.  Timely information on “hot” practice areas, employment trends, and salaries are provided.  Issues of the National Jurist frequently contain the results of various surveys conducted of law schools and students.  Check out the National Jurist website for information on careers, money management, study aids, and the bar exam. National Jurist used a...
Posted by Library Blog
11/05/2008 at 01:00 AM
The Law Library recently began a subscription to the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers’ Journal.  Published eleven times a year, the journal provides news about the Massachusetts Bar Association’s activities, profiles of its members and items of interest about cases, legislation, and law practice in Massachusetts. Beginning with the December, 2001 issue, contents from past issues of the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers’ Journal are available for free at the website of the Massachusetts Bar Association.  The current issue is located along with the Massachusetts Lawyers...