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A Toast to George Boole

Today, November 2, 2017, marks the 202nd birthday of British mathematician George Boole. While you may not have heard this name before, advanced searching in legal research databases arguably owes its origins to Professor Boole. Search techniques that involve AND, … Continue reading

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Changes to Bloomberg Law and Westlaw

Have you recently logged in to Bloomberg Law or Westlaw, only to find that your favorite tool or resource is not where you left it? Good news–you’re not losing your mind! Westlaw and Bloomberg Law have recently undergone significant face … Continue reading

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Time for some spooky legal research…

While every 1L in the country is busy unraveling the intricacies of Palsgraf, I thought I would take a moment here at the beginning of October, the spookiest of all months, to highlight just one of the many curiosities in … Continue reading

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1L’s! Join the pizza and beer tradition

Four years ago, the library started something that became a tradition.  We ordered a few pizzas, picked up some beer, and opened the 10th floor event space to our 1L’s.  We had an amazing turn out and a great time. … Continue reading

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Summer reading…had me a blast…

Ready to read for fun?  Well, then your first stop should be our Law and Popular Culture collection.  We have all of the ABA’s top law novels, a bunch of John Grisham titles, and other titles.  We also have DVD’s, … Continue reading

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I Have Met the Leader, and He is Us

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the American Association of Law Libraries’ Leadership Academy.  The most profound and interesting takeaway from the conference was the idea that we can all be leaders, even if we are not the … Continue reading

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There’s no fooling Johnny Law

April Fools Day is all fun and games until someone gets arrested.  As we celebrate the wackiest day of the year, we urge everyone to have fun, be safe, and learn from the mistakes of these shortsighted pranksters:   “Charlie … Continue reading

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Researching U.S. Supreme Court Justice Confirmation Hearings

From 1986: Judge Antonin Scalia confirmation hearing: Part 1 https://t.co/QFWs020t3W Part 2 https://t.co/BZSzhxqmyv pic.twitter.com/r0ukH9v1PH — CSPAN (@cspan) February 13, 2016   Article 2, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides that the President “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent … Continue reading

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Extra! Extra! Finding newspaper articles behind paywalls and dead links

Newspapers on the internet are designed to give readers the latest news.  Publishers also put some material behind a paywall for subscribers only.  That sometimes makes the old stories hard to find.  The first place to look is the newspaper’s … Continue reading

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Test your pronunciation “uh-KYOO-muhn”

If there is one thing that lawyers, law professors, law librarians, and law students can all agree on, it’s that we all hate to be wrong and love to be right.  That is why I bring you the ABA’s two … Continue reading

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