Friday, August 31, 2007

Help is on the way

Don't forget, if you need help from a Reference Librarian, you can contact the Reference librarian at the Reference desk via IM. There is a link to the Reference Librarian's hours just to the right of the latest posting, under Links. If you do not remember the IM contact name, visit the Reference desk in person. Or comment to this post with your email address and I will send it to you. I don't want to post it here, since this is an exclusive service for the Hofstra Law students.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Justia's Federal District Court Filings

Although it is still in its beta version, the Federal District Court Filings & Dockets site is very much worth a look. It allows users to search all federal district court filings from January 1, 2006 to the present by party name, jurisdiction, or subject matter. Results provide party names, case number, date filed, court, name of judge, type of law suit, specific cause of action, and basis for jurisdiction, among other information.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Transnational Law Guides

Transnational law--law and legal issues from a cross-national and global perspective--now plays a key role in the required law school curriculum at Hofstra and a growing number of schools. For background and guidance in using global law resources, a great place to start is with research guides such as "Transnational and Comparative Family Law: Harmonization and Implementation," which are made freely available on the Gobalex web site by the Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University School of Law. Prepared by experts in international, foreign and comparative law research, Globalex guides are invaluable for exploring and understanding a wide range of global law topics. This is a site to bookmark and go back to throughout your law school years and in legal practice.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Web Site Orientation

You've explored the physical library, so come explore Deane Law Library's virtual resources. We are providing guided prowls of the Law Library's website. Very useful for 1L assignments that may refer to resources and information found here. Please join us. Registration is not required.

Wednesday 8/29 – 2:10 PM, 3:10 PM, 6:10 PM

Thursday 8/30 – 12:10 PM, 2:10 PM, 5:10 PM

Friday 8/31 – 11:10 AM, 1:10 PM, 2:10 PM

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, August 27, 2007

Answer to Comment

Thanks for you comment on my last post. I am purring with pleasure that you are interested in keeping track of my posts. Since I thought it might be of interest to more than just one person, here is my response to your question on how you can get my posts sent to you. I do not have an email service, but you can add the Virtual Library Cat's Eye View to your Blog / RSS feed reader. Either click on the XML link on this page under Things and Stuff - scroll down a bit at the right - or paste the following URL into your reader - .

If you want to know more about RSS feed readers - a great way to keep up with your favorite news sites and blogs - ask your favorite Reference Librarian.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, August 26, 2007


FindLaw's Infirmation site has been collecting law firm salary and benefit information from around the country, from various sources, including associates who submit information on the understanding that their identities will be kept anonymous. The site boasts that it is the most comprehensive database of this sort.

For the unabashed, the Infirmation salary database is coupled with the Greedy Associates discussion boards, where attorneys swap career advice anonymously.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat