Saturday, September 20, 2008

Election Cartoons from Harper's Weekly

If you enjoy political cartoons and would like a bit of perspective on the current campaign, check out The Presidential Elections, 1860-1912, a web site that documents American presidential elections during these years. For each election, the site provides a brief overview of the major issues and events of the period and candidate biographies. These place in political and cultural context the political cartoons from contemporary journals and magazines such as Harper's Weekly and Vanity Fair, and from the Library of Congress Collection of American Political Prints, 1766-1876.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, September 19, 2008

Writing a Paper this semester?

Writing a Paper? Need to find a topic? Need to figure out where to start your research? Having trouble finding non-legal resources?
If you answer yes to any of the above, or just want to get some advanced research skills, come to the Library's 21st Century Workshop on research for Paper Writing. The workshop will be on Monday, September 22 at 5:10pm in Room 038N in the Library. No need to sign up.

I know that some of you have other commitments at this time. If I get some suggestions for a day and time to repeat this workshop in the comments, I will offer it again.

Also, for those of you who cannot make it, an mp3 file of the session will be on the Library's podcast page.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Top Ten Law Songs

For a bit of near-the-end-of-the-week fun, have a look at the Law Librarian Blog's Top Ten Law Songs, and see whether your favorite is there.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

HofNews: New Parking Registration Procedure

To all Faculty, Staff, Administrators and Students:

Beginning in the 2008/2009 academic year, the Department of Public Safety will be implementing a new parking registration procedure. ALL persons with currently registered vehicles must obtain a rear view mirror parking tag, which is linked to the window sticker already on the vehicle. The mirror tag will serve as a visual check as cars enter parking areas and will be checked to ensure they match the code on the window sticker. All vehicles must have both the mirror tag and the window sticker in order to park on the campus.

In order to distribute the mirror tags, Public Safety Officers will be stationed at various parking lots beginning on Monday September 22nd, 2008. You will need to present your Hofstra ID at this time. The Public Safety Officer will check your vehicle registration and issue you a mirror tag for your vehicle, on the spot.

If your car is not currently registered, you must bring your vehicle and your valid Hofstra ID to the Public Safety Office, located at the corner of California Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm to obtain your window sticker and mirror tag.

Vehicles without both the mirror tag and correlating window sticker will not be permitted to park on campus. This will be strictly enforced beginning October 1, 2008.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, September 15, 2008

National Organization of Bar Counsel

The National Organization of Bar Counsel is a good resource for finding information on legal ethics and professional conduct rules in the different states. The web site provides links to state disciplinary procedure rules, state ethics opinions, professional conduct rules, and state rules for admission. It is a great starting place for legal ethics research.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat