Friday, May 30, 2008

FCIL Research Guides

Are you researching a foreign, comparative, or international law issue? If so, GlobaLex provides an excellent source for research guides. GlobaLex is produced by New York University School of Law.

Thanks to Legal Research Plus.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Share Documents With JD Supra

JD Supra allows users to post and search legal documents for free. The documents range from appellate briefs to memorandum.

Thanks to TrialAd Notes.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Recycle Your Plastics

Now you can recycle your plastics by dropping them off in the blue bin located on the law library's lower level. By recycling your plastics, you can ensure that they do not end up in the ocean or harm wildlife.

Keep Up With Your Candidate

As the election season continues, you can get involved and stay up-to-date with your favorite candidate. Whether you support John McCain, Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton, you can blog, donate, or volunteer from the candidates' Web sites.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

BNA Core Databases Available

OCU Law Library recently added BNA's Core databases to its electronic database collection. The databases include:

ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct-Contains ABA ethics opinions, state ethics opinions, and practice guides.

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report-Resource focusing on domestic and international decisions related to antitrust and trade. Coverage is from 1996 to present.

Criminal Law Reporter-With coverage back to 1996, this database includes rulings and decisions about various aspects of criminal law.

Family Law Reporter-You can search recent and past issues of this valuable family law resource. Coverage is from 1996 to present.

Intellectual Property Library-This thorough compilation of IP materials contains USPQ decisions, intellectual property laws, and regulations.

Labor & Employment Library-A one-stop shop for materials related to labor and employment law, this database has various searchable collections.

Securities Regulation and Law Report-Whether you access the information topically or search for a particular case, this database gives researchers another source for securities regulation information. Coverage is from 1996 to present.

U.S. Law Week-Get current news and information about court decisions, executive initiatives, or legislation.

In addition to searching the above databases, you can sign up for email alerts.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Victims' Rights Laws

VictimLaw provides a central search portal for crime victims. Researchers can search topically, with terms, by jurisdiction, or can find a document with a citation.

Thanks to beSpacific.

Monday, May 19, 2008

2008 Webby Awards

Take a look at the nominees and winners of the 12th annual Webby Awards.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Our Noble Profession

The University of Buffalo's career services blog is called Our Noble Profession. While it focuses on the resources at Buffalo, it also has information that applies to all law students.

Thanks to Out of the Jungle.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Legal Tabloid

Although you may think people gossip only about the lives of Hollywood celebrities, Above the Law provides a space for legal "gossip." This blog contains light-hearted stories and real advice for attorneys and law students.

Hat tip to the WSJ.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

OK Nursing Home Ratings Are Online

Making a difficult decision easier, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority has established a searchable site to check an Oklahoma nursing home's rating.

Hat tip to ResearchBuzz for this.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

VE Day-May 8, 1945

May 8, 1945 marked the day that the German Army surrendered to Allied Forces. This meant the end of World War II in Europe.

To learn more, you can read the Eyewitness to History Recollections, Winston Churchill's speech, or explore Experiencing War from the Library of Congress.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Stressed Out From Exams?

Here are a few ways to relieve your exam jitters.

-Tips from WebMD

-The Mayo Clinic's Stress Center

-The Onion newspaper, a satirical look at today's news

-Lawtoons, cartoons about lawyers and the legal profession

Thanks to the University of Denver Law Library for the idea.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Federal Sentencing Guidelines Supplement

The U.S. Sentencing Commission issued a supplement to the federal sentencing guidelines effective May 1, 2008.

Hat tip to AbsTracked for this update.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Law Day

May 1st is traditionally known as Law Day. To celebrate, Oklahoma attorneys are staffing a hotline and hosting a lunch at the Oklahoma County Bar Association. The ABA has a full list of Oklahoma events.