Saturday, June 07, 2008

Survey on Status of Women in Law Firms

Law students interested in the status of women attorneys, particularly in law firm practice, should not overlook the 2007 Survey of the Status of Women in Law Firms. Results of the survey are compiled and published by the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), an independent organization affiliated with the American Bar Association. The NAWL survey is the only national study that annually tracks the professional progress of women in law firms by providing a comparative view of the careers of men and women lawyers at all levels of private practice. Check it out.

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Friday, June 06, 2008

10 Essential Legal Web sites

For some new places to find legal information on the web, look at 10 Essential Legal Web sites for Litigators . Some you should recognize, but others, such as ZoomInfo, for information on companies and people, is a new one for me.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Cosmic Collisions!

Nothing puts the smaller-scale activities that take place in the "human aquarium", be they Bar examinations or presidential politics, into perspective quite like images of the greater cosmos, courtesy of the Hubble telescope.

In particular, these photographs of cosmic collisions are intriguing on many levels, not least of which is the contrast between the immense power of the collisions and the glacial (by human standards) time scale at which they occur.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

The 2008 Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be screening at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center from June 12-26. This festival features works that "help to put a human face on threats to individual freedom and dignity, and celebrate the power of the human spirit and intellect to prevail." Films are selected on the basis of artistic merit and human rights content. This year's program features films from several countries addressing a broad range of issues such as access to health care, civil war and human trafficking

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Looks like it will be Obama

News sources are reporting that Barack Obama is likely to become the presumptive Democratic nominee for President this evening. The contest between Senator Clinton and Senator Obama for the nomination has made for an interesting primary.

Please remember that Hofstra University is hosting a Presidential debate October 15, 2008. Educate '08: Dialogue, Democracy and the ’08 Debates, is an unprecedented educational effort that will engage not only students and faculty but also the public in a year-long series of conferences, events and lectures about the 2008 election, politics and presidential history.

Part of the Law Library's efforts for Educate '08 are the series of Displays that focus on the election and various issues.

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Monday, June 02, 2008


If you would like to know whether your search results are available in other formats, try Searchmash a website operated by Google, Inc. Searchmash displays your Web results by URL and clusters other results by format type, such as blogs, videos and images.

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Hein's Compiled Legislative Histories

People often try to compile federal legislative histories from scratch, but legislative histories of many important laws have already been professionally compiled and published. One good source for these is HeinOnline. Last week, Hein's blog offered a how-to for using its compiled legislative histories.

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