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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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02/17/2010 at 12:00 AM
The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication of the Law Library of Congress.  It covers legal news and developments worldwide and is updated frequently.  Information contained in the Global Legal Monitor is derived from official national legal publications, press sources and the Library of Congress Global Legal Information Network.  The Library of Congress Global Legal Information Network is a public database of official texts of laws, regulations, and judicial decisions. Articles in the Global Legal Monitor date back to 2006 and are searchable searched by topic,...
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02/10/2010 at 12:00 AM
A representative from CCH will be available in the Main Computer Lab on Wednesday, February 24 between 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to offer quick demos of and answer questions about CCH Intelliconnect.  CCH (Commerce Clearing House) has been a leading legal publisher since 1913.  CCH Intelliconnect provides numerous virtual “mini’ research libraries on a range of law topics that are handled by solo and law firm practitioners.  Under each topic, the researcher has access to the full text or summaries of pertinent statutes, case law and agency regulations and decisions as well as...
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02/04/2010 at 12:00 AM
During your study of courses your professors might mention or you might read references to the Restatements. The Restatements are a project of the American Law Institute.  Founded in 1923, the American Law Institute is comprised of leading lawyers, judges, and law professors who draft, discuss, revise, and publish the Restatements, model statutes and principles of law that are influential in the courts and legislatures.  The Restatement sets are an attempt to provide a “restatement” of the general principles of the common law on various subjects such as agency, conflict of laws,...
Posted by Library Blog
01/29/2010 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library provides free access to the L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library to all currently enrolled students.  The L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library offers full-text access to federal and state cases, statutes, administrative regulations, and court rules.  Cases and statutes may be retrieved by citation and cases by party names.  There is keyword and field searching of documents.  Free 24/7 technical support is provided.  Content is continually being added. Unlike LexisNexis and Westlaw, the L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library is free to law school students who work for attorneys...
Posted by Library Blog
01/19/2010 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library subscribes to the Justis database to offer its patrons full-text access to all United Kingdom legislation in force or repealed from 1235 to the present.  Full-text statutory instruments are also searchable in Justis.  Statutory instruments set out detailed provisions under the authority of the enabling Acts of Parliament.  Coverage of the statutory instruments is from 1671 to present. These documents are available as pdf files. In addition, searchable articles in the Justis database contain press releases and announcements from most of the major government...
Posted by Library Blog
01/16/2010 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!  
Posted by Library Blog
01/11/2010 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library staff worked during the holiday break to improve off-campus access to the law school’s various research databases.  Changes no longer need to be made to your favorite web browser’s settings in order to access these databases.  When accessing a particular database from the WebCatalog or the law library’s web pages, you will be prompted at an Off-Campus Database Login page to type in your name and the barcode located on the back of your law school ID.  Should you receive an error message, contact the law library to verify that your patron record is up to date!...
Posted by Library Blog
12/04/2009 at 12:00 AM
In addition to the resources and sage advice offered by the folks in the office of the Dean of Students, here are a few Law Library resources to help you prepare for and take your exams!  Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams (Reserve and Stacks, KF283 .F47 1999) is authored by two law professors and includes discussions of sample essay questions and answers for Torts, Property, Constitutional Law, and Contracts. Law School Success in a Nutshell: A Guide to Studying Law and Taking Law School Exams (2d ed. Reserve, KF283 .B87 2008) gives sample exam questions and answers for...
Posted by Library Blog
11/20/2009 at 12:00 AM
In addition to the resources of the Office of Career Services, the Law Library’s Career Collection offers some publications for tips on enhancing your interviewing skills.  All books shelved in the Law Library’s Career Collection, adjacent to the Library Print Center, can be checked out for a period of three weeks.  Here are some current publications: The Insider’s Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job : What Every Law Student Should Know About Interviewing by Erika M. Finn and Jessica T. Olmon (Career,KF297 .F56 2009) Interview for Success : a Practical Guide to Increasing Job Interviews...
Posted by Library Blog
11/13/2009 at 12:00 AM
In addition to the opportunity to network at the 6th Annual Legal Career Options Day sponsored by the Office of Career Services, check out publications in the Law Library’s Career Collection for tips on improving your networking skills.  The Career Collection is located adjacent to the Library Print Center.  The publications can be checked out for three weeks.  Some publications are:  A lawyer’s guide to networking by Susan R. Sneider (Career, KF316.5 .S64 2006) It’s Who You Know: The Magic of Networking in Person and on the Internet by Cynthia Chin-Lee (Career, HF5382.7 ....