Friday, May 29, 2009

Millennium Development Goals: Are We On Track?

In 2000, the United Nations laid out 8 Millenium Development Goals, designed to monitor and promote global development. These goals are:

  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

  • Achieve universal primary eduction

  • Promote gender equality and empower women

  • Reduce child mortality

  • Improve maternal health

  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

  • Ensure environmental sustainability

  • Develop a global partnership for development

Recently, the World Bank released its Global Monitoring Report for 2009, which suggests we have a long way to go before any of the Millenium Development Goals are met.

From CM Law Library Blog

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Summer Reading List for Women Lawyers & Law Students

The librarians at the Cleveland-Marshall School of Law have compiled a list of books for women lawyers and law students.

From CM Law Library Blog

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Latest Version of Monopoly

The new "Income Tax Edition" of the classic board game, Monopoly, requires players to figure out and pay their income tax as they pass "Go." There is even a Personal Income Tax Form you must print out before you can play, suggesting that this is one version of Monopoloy that probably only your tax professor will enjoy...

From Concurring Opinions

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Connecting with the Local Bar Association

Looking to connect with other attorneys this summer? Try looking for your local Bar Association on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn!

From Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Supreme Court Nominations Research Material

The time is fast approaching for President Obama to submit a nomination for the Supreme Court, following Justice Souter's announcment of his intention to retire. If you're interested in learning more about the nomination process, check out this report from the Congressional Research Service: Supreme Court Appointment Process: Roles of the President, Judiciary Committee, and Senate. The Georgetown Law Library has also compiled this research guide full of useful information.

Once you're done researching, head over to the New York Times online, where you can vote for who you would nominate!

From Due Process: The Georgetown Law Library Blog and Novalawcity

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Official White House Photostream on Flickr

Ever wonder what goes on everyday at the White House? Well, thanks to a new photostream on Flickr, you can catch a glimpse into the life of the President.

From beSpacific

Monday, May 18, 2009

Transitioning from Law School to Legal Work

Nervous about starting your summer job soon? You may want to watch some of these podcasts on the transition between law school and legal work. Topics include everything from "Culture Shock: How Working in a Legal Setting in Different than Law School" to "Time Management" and "Cost Effective Research Skills."

From Due Process: The Georgetown Law Library Blog

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

President Obama at the White House Correspondent's Dinner

In case you missed the live coverage of the White House Correspondent's Dinner on Sunday night, you can watch President Obama's speech here.

From beSpacific.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Case reversed for allowing Wikipedia entry as evidence

The dangers of using Wikipedia as a source continue, this time in a New Jersey court. The Appeals panel reversed because the lower court judge "mistakenly let a collection company lawyer cover a gap in evidence against a credit-card holder by using a Wikipedia page."

From Legal Research Plus

Friday, May 08, 2009

The Write Advice for Judicial Clerks

Are you starting a clerkship after graduation? If so, you may want to check out this article, which provides some helpful hints on legal writing.

From CM Law Library Blog

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Cost Saving Tips for Lexis and Westlaw

As firms everywhere are trying to cut costs, you can do your share by being efficient with your use of Lexis and Westlaw!

From CM Law Library Blog

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Cleveland City Council Votes to Ban Texting While Driving

If you're traveling to Cleveland, watch out! City Council recently voted to enact a new sanction which bans texting while driving.

From Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Monday, May 04, 2009

New Business for Courts: Pet Custody

Just when you thought you had seen it even crazier case emerges. A court in New Jersey recently had to decide the fate of a pug named Dexter when his owners called off their engagement.


Friday, May 01, 2009

House Members Push Supreme Court Toward Transparency

Is the Supreme Court going high-tech? That is what several members of Congress want. In meetings about the annual Supreme Court budget, several Representatives urged the Court to consider increasing transparency and embracing the internet as a way to keep people informed of proceedings and decisions. As Rep. John Culberson (R. Tex) said, "The next American revolution is going to come through the Internet." ...and the Court ought to jump on board.