Thursday, March 08, 2007

Religion and the Law

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life’s Religion and the Law Web page covers a variety of subjects in the area of controversies involving the separation of church and state. Here, the researcher will find pages that address such topics as bioethics, gay marriage, religion and public schools, the death penalty, and many other related subjects that reflect the interplay of religion, religious belief, and the law.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Multi-State Research Guide

Law school librarians across the country regularly compile up-to-date legal research guides for their students and faculty. Most of these guides are freely available to other law students and the general public on the authoring library's web site. A recent addition to Harvard Law Library's research guide collection is Multi-State Legal Research. This well designed one-page guide provides "resources to legal matters across all fifty U.S. state jurisdictions." Materials are arranged by format (internet, database, and print) and by topic--including links to compilations of state laws on subjects such as adoption, employment and capital punishment, as well as to legislative histories, uniform laws, and state newspapers. For all kinds of multi-state research, this is a great place to start.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary

Yes, I am aware that you are all budding lawyers, but many of the terms appear to cross-professions or can be used in non-business settings. The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary is not to be confused with a real Business Dictionary that accurately defines business terms, but it is a fun place to browse. It is part of the site that in their words offers "a collection of opinionated and heavily biased articles about making the most of your life under the fluorescent glow." A not very serious place that does have some common sense articles.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Breastfeeding and the Law

La Leche League International has a wonderful website providing numerous resources dealing with breastfeeding. A large part of the website is devoted to breastfeeding and the law. The legal information is both for the United States and World Wide. The U.S. information provides both current and proposed legislation for each state.

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