Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

This weekend, children across the country will dress up and walk (or run) door-to-door collecting candy as they celebrate Halloween. For a little history lesson on the folklore behind the holiday, check out this website, from the Library of Congress.

From Librarians' Internet Index

Thursday, October 29, 2009

101 Damn Fine and Not-So-Fine Law Firm Taglines

Branding your lawfirm with a tagline can be tricky business and this list proves that while some law firms have done a great job thinking of the perfect motto or slogan, others need to spend a bit more time determining what message they are trying to send to potential clients!

From Legal Blog Watch

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Who Knew Public Transportation Could Be So Much Fun?!

Here are a couple videos of some fun things you might be lucky enough to run into on your morning commute: a musical staircase and a flash mob singing the Sound of Music.

From beSpacific

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Young Lawyers Blog

Young Lawyers Blog is authored by 5 young associates at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, a firm with offices in Nashville and Birmingham. They cover a whole variety of topics about life as a young attorney.

From Interalia

Friday, October 16, 2009

70 Sizzling Apps

Looking for a list of iPhone or Blackberry apps that are lawyer-friendly? The American Bar Association has you covered, with this list of applications perfect for legal professionals.

From Heafy Headnotes

Thursday, October 15, 2009

100 years of Big Content fearing technology

New technology can be a scary thing -- How will this technology change our lives? Will that change be good or bad? From our fear of the gramophone to the MP3 player, ars technica takes look at some examples of our hesitation in embracing new technology.

From Barco 2.0

Monday, October 12, 2009

Guide to the Bluebook

The Georgetown University Law Center has complied this helpful Bluebook Guide, designed to help students navigate this all-important law school resource.

From Due Process: The Georgetown Law Library Blog

Thursday, October 08, 2009

"The Office" and the Law

If you're a fan of the NBC hit "The Office," you'll be interested in the new "That's What She Said" blog from the labor and employment law firm Ford & Harrison. The blog looks at each episode and analyzes the myriad of employment law violations that occur every day at Dunder Mifflin.

From Legal Blog Watch

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

For the 6th year, October has been declared "National Cybersecurity Awareness Month" by the Department of Homeland Security. This designation is meant to focus our attention on the dangers lurking on the internet, and to encourage Americans to protect themselves and their families by taking appropriate measures towards online safety.

From beSpacific

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Top 10 Federal Agencies By Facebook and Twitter Subscribers

Want to know if the agency you're applying to is social media-savvy? Check out this list of the top 10 Federal Agencies by Facebook and Twitter subscribers. Not surprisingly, the White House is leading the way -- ranked number 1 in both categories.

From Law Librarian Blog

Monday, October 05, 2009

Exploring Constitutional Law

Exploring Constitutional Law, a website created by University of Missouri-Kansas City law professor Doug Linder, "explores some of the great issues and controversies that surround our Nation's founding document." The cite functions as a mini constitutional treatise and case book. It is organized by subjects such as the Right to Bear Arms, the Right to Marry, Affirmative Action ,etc. It contains links to many primary sources and images.

Friday, October 02, 2009

100 Movies To See Before You Die

If you have a bit of extra time over the fall break, check out this list of the 100 movies every person should see!

From Al Nye the Lawyer Guy

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Global Corruption Report 2009

Transparency International, a global civil society organization fighting against corruption, recently released it's 2009 Report on Global Corruption (pdf). This report looks specifically at corruption and the private sector and how corrupt practices undermine fair competition, stifle economic growth and under cut businesses.

From beSpacific