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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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Tech You Should Know: PDF Skills for Law Students and Lawyers

PDFs seem like they should be intuitive to use – just click them open and you’re done, right? You’ve probably already noticed that many legal documents are PDFs, including articles from legal databases or maybe even the online version of your casebook. But while basic PDFs are easy to use, lawyers often need to take advantage of more advanced features. Continue reading

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Next Generation Legal Skills

In a recent post on Above the Law, Bloomberg Law President David Perla writes about the ever-increasing need for law students to educate themselves on non-traditional legal topics such as sales, management, marketing, and project management. In his post, Perla specifically mentions … Continue reading

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Your summer reading project is here

The semester is winding down, and you might actually be looking ahead to summer by now.  Summer offers you a great opportunity to catch up on some non-school reading.  Here’s a novel idea (some pun intended): This summer, you can … Continue reading

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