Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Greatest" Law Review Articles Ever Written

Gerald F. Uelmen, law professor and former dean at Santa Clara law school, has compiled a list of the "Greatest" Law Review Articles Ever Written. The humorous top ten list is a sidebar to Professor Uelmen's article, The Wit, Wisdom, and Worthlessness of Law Reviews, appearing in California Lawyer Magazine. Appearing at the top of the list, The Jurisprudence of Yogi Berra, 46 Emory L. J. 697 (1997).

From Santa Clara Law.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wall Street Sequal or "Spinoff"

Is Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps a "sequel" to Oliver Stone's Wall Street or "spinoff" of the 1987 movie? Michael Douglas' former wife and her divorce lawyer are arguing that it is a "spinoff", an interpretation that may entitle her to half of of the money that Mr. Douglas received for the film.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Who Needs Law School?

One man's quest to become a lawyer without going to law school. Law school taught me that this suit will probably not be successful.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Edition of the Bluebook

The new 19th Edition of the Bluebook was released in May. The most significant changes appear to be changes made to Rule 18 to allow increased citation to electronic sources. The Pace University Law Library has created a nice one-page guide that describes all of the signficant changes made by the 19th Edition.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Elena Kagan Nomination Resources

President Obama has nominated Solicitor General and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. Good resource pages about the nomination are available at the Harvard University Law School Library, the Georgetown Law Library, the University of Michigan Law Library, and the Law Library of Congress. Video highlights of General Kagan's confirmation hearing are available at the C-SPAN website and through the Senate Judiciary Committee website. The Washington Post has hearing transcripts and additional information.