Friday, April 27, 2007

Extended Library Hours

We start extended Library exam hours today. Our extended schedule is:

EXAM PERIOD SCHEDULE - Friday, April 27- Wednesday, May 16
Monday - Friday 7:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.

Wednesday, May 16 7:00 A.M. - Midnight

Best of luck on exams!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, April 26, 2007

New Site for International Court of Justice

Here's some good news for students working with international law topics, research papers and sources. Last week, at the close of its 60th anniversary year, the International Court of Justice launched a new, greatly expanded user-friendly web site. Found at the usual address, but with five times more information than the old site, the ICJ site now makes available in full-text all of its jurisprudence since 1946, plus that of its predecessor, the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ). All decisions and advisory opinions in English and French (some in PDF) , a clear and helpful site map and FAQ page, basic documents of the United Nations and the court, a powerful search engine and navigation tools, plus a photo gallery--these features make the new site of this United Nations world court both easy to navigate and a great online resource. Take a look.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Real Estate Roller Coaster fun

U.S. home prices adjusted for inflation from 1890 to present plotted as a roller coaster. It is a great ride.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, April 23, 2007

Bad Answers, Good Answers and Terrific Answers

In February, shortly after most law students received their first semester grades, a wonderful posting appeared in the blog "The Volokh Conspiracy" titled Bad Answers, Good Answers and Terrific Answers. Eugene Volokh, Professor at UCLA Law School, is the founder and coauthor of the blog, which is also authored currently by 17 other professors.

This article/posting is unique in that it does not give abstract guidance on taking exams. It actually gives sample questions and then sample answers and discusses each answer and why each answer is good, bad, great, etc.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat