Thursday, June 07, 2007

19th Century American Law DIctionary Online

Care to take a virtual trip back in time? Interested in seeing what has and has not changed in American legal nomenclature? Then take a look at Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised Sixth Edition, 1856, by John Bouvier. Simply click a letter and browse the legal jargon of America's antebellum period.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Supreme Court Watch

June is a big month for Supreme Court decisions and developments. So it's time for a reminder about SCOTUSblog, the place for the latest news, analysis and discussion about what's happening in Supreme Court jurisprudence. Brought to you by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP, a law firm with an extensive Supreme Court practice, SCOTUSblog was created by attorney Thomas Goldstein, who leads the firm's Supreme Court litigation. The site content is nicely organized into "Commentary and Analysis," "New Filings," "Orders and Opinions," and a very interesting group of statistical packages, mapping 5-4 decisions, unanimous cases, and other trends on the court. Check it out.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Growing Up in Public

The Wall Street Journal online posted an article examining the implications for job applicants when an HR office googles the candidates name. Stories do float around that a job candidate was denied a position because of something found on MySpace or YouTube. Of course a web presence may also show candidates interests and activities that make them more attractive to an employer.

People are unlikely to give up their web presence and no one really knows how it will all play out. Just be aware that HR will google you.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat