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Posted by Library Blog
02/23/2009 at 01:00 AM
Created by an act of Congress in 1914, the Congressional Research Service (formerly called the Legislative Reference Service) of the Library of Congress is charged with serving its legislative needs.  In addition to assisting at every stage of the legislative process, CRS staff analyze and publish reports on issues in the areas of law, economics, foreign affairs, defense, homeland security, public administration, education, health care, immigration, energy, environmental protection, science and technology.  Since these reports do not become public until a member of Congress releases...
Posted by Library Blog
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 Hala Furst
02/12/2009 at 01:00 AM
This past weekend I travelled with five other Moot Court Board members to Regent University in Virginia Beach to participate in their National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. We sent two teams, each team consisting of two oralists and one brief writer. For my team, made up of 2Ls, it was the first time any of us had competed outside of the in-house RWU competitions like the 1L Mini Moot and the Esther Clark Competition. Not knowing what to expect, we prepared incessantly, knowing that you can never really anticipate all of the questions a judge will throw your way. We made a strong...
Posted by Regina Curran
02/10/2009 at 01:00 AM
As of December 19th I, along with my fellow 2L’s, am now half way done with law school. My first response when someone reminds me I’m half way done is pure elation, at 25 I’m excited about the prospect of FINALLY being done with school. However my second response resembles something more like fear, school is all I know and finishing means making decisions about where to go from here. Seems like as good a time as any to (1) remember what brought me to law school in the first place and (2) figure out what to do next. I came to law school after a brief (8 month) break from undergrad where I was...
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.