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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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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....
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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...
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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...
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10/29/2008 at 12:00 AM
Currently, the Law Library provides to all enrolled law students and faculty a weekly email of the updates to the BNA U.S. Law Week database for keeping informed about the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court during its current term.  In addition to the U.S. Law Week database, the Law Library subscribes to several topical BNA databases that are updated weekly.  These databases contain news about recently decided federal and state cases, proposed or newly enacted legislation, and activities of federal agencies and organizations.  Using their institutional email address, students...
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10/22/2008 at 12:00 AM
For those who are interested in election law, check out the following election law blogs. Professor Richard L. Hasen of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles writes the Election Law Blog.  He covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiative, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. Election Law @ Moritz is a web publication of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law that covers developments in the laws dealing with voter registration, voter ID, early and absentee voting, provisional balloting, poll workers and polling place procedures,...
Posted by Library Blog
10/16/2008 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library employs students to assist with computer-related problems.  They can answer basic questions about wordprocessing, email, electronic databases, and Internet.  They can assist with printing problems in the computer labs.  Look for the photo at the Circulation Desk indicating the Computer Lab Assistant who is on duty.  In order to better acquaint you with our Computer Lab Assistant, here is a brief bio about each one! Third-year student Dan Caswell is from Stonington, Connecticut.  He graduated from the University of Connecticut at Storrs where he majored...
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10/08/2008 at 12:00 AM
Ever wonder what’s beyond LexisNexis and Westlaw?  Come and find out at the Database Expo sponsored by the Law Library!  Explore a variety of databases.  Featured databases are: • Bureau of National Affairs databases including Family Law Reporter, Environment Reporter, IP Library, and Employment Discrimination Reporter • CCH Business & Finance Library • CCH Tax Research Network • Constitutions Suite Online • HeinOnline • LexisNexis Congressional • Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926 • RIA Checkpoint Tax Library • Selected International law resources Also, enjoy...