Monday, September 22, 2008

Best Law Student Videos

The winner of Access One's "One Less Worry Contest" for best law student videos, as reported by Robert Ambrogi, is Steven K. Luther for his video, "I Don't Know What I'll Do This Summer".

Friday, September 19, 2008

Google Newspapers

Google has announced that has launched "an initiative to make more old newspapers accessible and searchable online by partnering with newspaper publishers to digitize millions of pages of news archives." You can search the content that is already digitized by searching the Google News Archive or by using the timeline feature after searching Google News.

From Barco 2.0.

U.S. Court Is Now Guiding Fewer Nations

An interesting article in the New Yorks Times about the citation of U.S. Supreme Court decisions by foreign courts.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Top 10 Government Websites

The folks at Government Computer News have chosen their "Top 10 Government Web Sites." The top sites:
What about Thomas?

From Barco 2.0.

Law Students: Thinking Like a Professional

Georgetown Law Professor Dan Ernst has posted some of his thoughts about why law students should strive to think like professionals.

From BarclayBlog.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Legal Research Readings for Students

Shawn Nevers, from BYU Law School, has put a selective annotated bibliography of legal research readings for law students on SSRN. Here's the abstract:

Supplemental readings that are informative, interesting, and brief can do
wonders in a legal research course. I use them to emphasize important points, facilitate interesting discussion, and provide a "real world" view of legal research. Students enjoy the change of pace and are generally engaged by the articles - something I can't say about textbooks. This paper is a selective annotated bibliography of articles that could be used as supplemental readings in introductory and advanced legal research courses. The fourteen articles listed cover the importance of legal research, the research process, electronic legal research, and researching primary sources. As part of each annotation I have included my "two cents" about when and why these articles might be used in a legal research course.
You can download the article here.

From Legal Research Plus.

Chrome: Google's New Browser

Google's new open source web browswer, Chrome, is now available. Why did Google do it?
Since we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if you started from scratch and built on the best elements out there. We realized that the web had evolved from mainly simple text pages to rich, interactive applications and that we needed to completely rethink the browser. What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that's what we set out to build.