Thursday, September 21, 2006

IP Justice

According to its Web site, IP Justice “is an international civil liberties organization that promotes balanced intellectual property law in a digital world”. Despite the caveat that it is a bit out of date, the site’s “Resources” section is worthy of note. This section contains articles on copyright, circumvention, and software patents, as well as on international treaties, directives, agreements, and proposals relating to intellectual property.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"Crimes of Passion" Trials Exhibit

Sometimes a law-related adventure shows up where you least expect it. This week a new exhibit opened in the lobby of the New York City Bar in midtown Manhattan. "Crimes of Passion" features a collection of original murder trial transcripts in the sensationalized popular pamphlet style of the 19th century. Serving as the “Court TV” of their day, these illustrated contemporary accounts represent a “valuable storehouse of legal, economic, social and local history” depicting how scandalous crimes were mass-marketed to a pre-television audience. No time for a visit? Explore some of these fascinating “Crimes of Passion” trials and documents online at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York web site. Other exhibits from the City Bar Library--“Women in the Law” and “Slavery in the Courts”--are also featured.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

21st Century Library workshop this morning

Crossing Borders: Basics of International legal research: So many issues and activities are global in scope with international legal components. If you are enrolled in The Use of Force & International Law, International Commercial Arbitration, International Law, Immigration, or Political Asylum, this workshop is for you. Diverse topics, but they all Cross Borders and some basic research tips on treaties and research strategy apply to all.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 19th - 11:10 to 12 noon

The focus will be on basic international legal research: although "international law" is a very very big topic it does not need to be overwhelming.

Handouts will be provided.

Location: Lower Level Computer Lab

The workshop will be repeated this coming Thursday (Sept. 21st), 5:10 - 6:00 PM

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, September 18, 2006

Food Poisoning Law Blog

If you are interested in following the developments in the E. Coli outbreak currently linked to spinach then, believe it or not, there is a legal blog for you. The Food Poisoning Law Blog, written by Pritzker | Ruohonen & Associates, P.A., a food safety law firm, is covering all of the day-by-day developments as they occur.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Same Day Supreme Court Transcripts Online

Beginning in October the Supreme Court will be posting transcripts of oral arguments to their website on the same day they occur. This is BIG news, as it has taken at least two weeks to access these in the past. Bookmark this link, and you can stay up to date with what is being said in the courtroom ALMOST as it happens.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat