Sunday, May 31, 2009


Search for pending bills in state legislatures across the country with this freely available database.

Thanks to WisBlawg.

Friday, May 29, 2009

International Energy Outlook 2009

Are you interested in finding out more about global energy use? Take a look at the 2009 edition of the International Energy Outlook.

Thanks to beSpacific.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Have you ever wanted to put together an A-list of legislators? Now, The Green Bag has set up a Web site for you to do just that.

Thanks to the Fred Parks Law Library.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Seen by many as just another excuse for a three-day weekend, Memorial Day is much than that. The holiday celebrates and honors men and women who have served in the U.S. military.

In observance of Memorial Day, the OCU Law Library will be closed.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Do You Spend Enough Time In the Library?

In his article in The Chronicle for Higher Education Todd Gilman argues that more students should avail themselves of librarians when researching or working on assignments.

Thanks to Heafey Headnotes.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

How Much Does It Cost to Start a Law Practice?

In the May issue of Law Practice Today Erik Mazzone answers this often ticklish question in his article about the costs involved in setting up a law practice.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Do you want updated information about what the federal government is up to? Now you're in luck. GovFresh brings together news about the federal government from various sources.

Thanks to the Fred Parks Law Library at South Texas College of Law.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Lawsuit Filed for Alleged Overcharging for Online Research

A lawsuit has been filed against a firm in California for allegedly overcharging a client for online legal research costs. Waggoner v. Chadbourne & Parke, No. BC408693 (Los Angeles Co., Calif., Super. Ct.). The counsel for the plaintiff alleges that the firm pays a flat fee for online serves that should have resulted in billing at a significantly reduced amount rather than the $20,000 that was included in the billing. While cost-plus billing may be acceptable, the plaintiff, in this case, claims that it is a violation of California ethics rules to charge the higher amount because the firm did not disclose the arrangement.

For additional detail see the National Law Journal article on the case.

Hat tip to Law Librarian Blog.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Air Travel Consumer Report

Are you traveling this summer? If so, you may want to read the recently released Air Travel Consumer Report by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Thanks to beSpacific.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Trying to connect to a Web site and having problems? HerdictWeb monitors Web sites for accessibility issues. You can even type in a URL to test it out.

Thanks to the European Journalism Centre and Slaw.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sovereignty Symposium 2009

The 2009 Sovereignty Symposium will be held in downtown OKC on June 3rd and 4th 2009. Some of the topics covered will be water law, native languages, and tribal courts.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court Nomination Resources

As the White House considers a replacement for Justice Souter, you may want to track the nomination process or find out more about it. To see information on past nominations visit GPOAccess or the U.S. Senate.

Thanks to ZiefBrief.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Crimes Against Humanity Initiative

Washington University School of Law has started a two-year project to study the issue of crimes against humanity and draft a multilateral treaty.

Thanks to DePaul University.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Indian Law Bulletin

The National Indian Law Library has created a new Indian Law Bulletin. This bulletin keeps track of pending federal legislation related to Native Americans.

Thanks to the National Indian Law Library.

Monday, May 4, 2009

2007 Economic Census

Released every five years, the economic census provides a comprehensive view of the U.S. economy.

Thanks to beSpacific.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Justice Souter to Retire

U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced on Friday that he will resign. In a brief letter to the White House, Souter, who has been on the court since 1990, said that he intends to retire when the Court recesses at the end of next month.

Stop by the display located outside the Reference Office to see additional material regarding Justice Souter, including a copy of his letter to the White House.

Friday, May 1, 2009

George W. Bush's Public Papers

Interested in finding out more about George W. Bush? Read his first term public papers.

Thanks to beSpacific.