Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tip for New Lawyers: Learn by Example

A good post at the Illinois Trial Practice Weblog.

From the Stark County Law Library Blog.

State of the Union Address

Monday's State of the Union Address is available at GPO Access. Also available are all State of the Union Address going back to 1992.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Law School Naysayer

WSJ Lawblog has an interesting interview with a relatively recent law school graduate who regrets her decision to go to law school.

New Empirical Legal Studies Database

Law Librarian Blog has the rundown of the new Empirical Legal Studies Bibliography from UCLA and Cornell Law Schools:
Not officially launched, but now live is the fabulous Empirical Legal Studies Bibliography. A joint product of UCLA and Cornell law schools (with much of the indexing and literature review to create the database done by librarians at those two schools, namely Matt Morrison, Jill Fukunaga, and June Kim), users can search for ELS articles by author, title, subject, or year. For those of us who have grappled with requests for ELS articles in a particular subject, we know how difficult these projects can be. This new product is much needed and provides an important service in this expanding area of legal scholarship.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Track Congressional Endorsements of Presidential Candidates

The's Endorsements '08 tracks Congressional endorsements of presidential candidates. From the web site:
The rapid pace of the 2008 White House hunt has sparked a separate hard-fought contest among candidates -- for endorsements from members of Congress. The Hill will maintain a running tally of the race for lawmaker support based on extensive research and daily contact with campaigns. The list reflects publicly committed backers of 2008 presidential hopefuls rather than members' private leanings or inclinations.
From beSpacific.

Advice for New Lawyers

How New Lawyers Can Choose Assignments Wisely and Letter to a New Lawyer.

From the Stark County Law Library Blog and Legal Blog Watch.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Will Higher Judicial Salaries Really Increase Quality?

Carolyn Elefant discusses the family Posner's view (Judge Richard Posner and Law Professor Eric Posner).

Lexis Subprime Lending Guide

LexisNexis has put together a nice research guide about "subprime lending."

From Sara Sampson at the Georgetown Due Process blog.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Election Technology Council Releases Industry Guidelines for Safeguarding the Vote in 2008

The Election Technology Council released best practice guidelines for election officials. The press release and guidelines can be downloaded at the Council's website.

From beSpacific.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Late Filing Costs Client $1 Million

Read the details at the WSJ's Law Blog. Apparently, the filing in question was a motion for attorneys fees that was filed one minute too late.

Annotated Justinian Code Now Online

The Wyoming Law Library has made an annotated, English-language version of the Justinian Code available online. The Code was translated by Wyoming Surpeme Court Justice Fred H. Blume.

Monday, January 07, 2008

2007 Law School Survey of Student Engagement Now Available

The survey is produced by the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University-Bloomington. The Law Librarian Blog has a run down of some of the findings:
  • More than 75% of students rated their law-school experiences as good or excellent
  • More than 20% of 3Ls went to class unprepared
  • More than 33% of students will graduate with more than $100,000 in law school loans
  • Private law schools are more academically challenging than public law schools
  • African-American students are more frequently asked questions in class and participated in class discussions than other students

Lawyer Prestige Falling?

This article from the New York Times discusses a perceived loss of status for doctors and lawyers.

Clemens Sues Trainer for Defamation

Read all about it at the WSJ's Law Blog (article includes link to complaint).