Thursday, August 28, 2008

Voting America United States Politics, 1840-2004

Voting America, a project of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond, provides cinematic and interactive maps and analysis of U.S. Presidential elections from 1840-2004. The ran a little slow when I tried, but the content looks pretty interesting.

From Barco 2.o

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Who Represents America's Largest Companies

Law.com has released the results of its new survey:
We researched the Fortune 100 to find out which law firms they used in 2007 in each of the following practice areas: corporate transactions, torts and negligence, commercial law and contracts litigation, employment and labor litigation, and intellectual property.
From the Law Librarian Blog.

100 Tips and Resources to be a Happy, Successful Lawyer

A list of tips for lawyers (and future lawyers) from Job Profiles.

From Stark County Law Library Blog.

Monday, August 11, 2008

In Defense of Wikipedia

Diane Murely has a a good article in Law Library Journal about the merits of Wikipedia. Her conclusion:

Wikipedia can be a great research tool if used appropriately. Students and lawyers should be taught to use it as a quick reference source for nonlegal questions or as a research starting point with references to other, reputable sources. Librarians and other research instructors should demonstrate how to evaluate Wikipedia articles for authority, completeness, bias, and accuracy. Because Wikipedia provides so much information with which articles can be evaluated, it is a good tool to use to teach researchers about the necessity of evaluating sources.
I couldn't agree more.

From Legal Research Plus.

25 Greatest Legal Movies

The ABA Journal had an article this month about the 25 Greatest Legal Movies. Also included were 25 honorable mentions. There are a lot of good movies on these lists, but I think they're stretching a bit on some of the honorable mentions.

From Barco 2.0.