Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ernster's Blogroll

You may have noticed our newest feature--our blogroll. We've selected outstanding law and legal news blogs; blogs for which Hofstra Law professors are editors and contributors; a few law library and librarian blogs with research guides and tips; and blogs that feature legal technology news and news about the legal profession. The blogs are listed alphabetically by title, each with a link to the latest post. Take a look, and let us know what you think.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, September 26, 2008

Paper Writing Research Workshop - repeated

At your request, the Library is repeating the 21st Century Workshop on research for paper writing. We received great feedback from some of you and the most popular day and time suggested was Thursday at 4:10pm.

So, we will repeat the workshop on Thursday, October 2nd at 4:10pm in Room 038N in the Library.

If you cannot make this, check out the Library's podcast page, where you will find the mp3 file of the first workshop ready to be downloaded.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Speechology archives video of political debates, speeches, and campaign advertisements. Moreover, for each video, users may contribute comments to confirm or refute claims made by politicians by offering their own independent research to the contrary. Videos may be browsed by politician or video set.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Human Rights Watch Report

If you are interested in human rights issues, look at the Human Rights Watch website. Their site provides access to information concerning current human rights issues and includes Human Rights Watch Reports in full text.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

President Signs New Attorney-Client Privilege Rule

The President signed into law a new evidence rule (FRE 502) that limits the waiver on attorney-client privilege and work product. It is intended to provide an consistent standard for the privilege for the application of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine. For the text of the rule, discussion/analysis and important links such as the "Statement of Congressional Intent", check out the Federal Evidence Review.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, September 22, 2008

Manage Your Library Transactions Using "My Library Account" -- Renew Items Online!

You just got home and remembered that you forgot to renew your library book. Don't worry. Renew it online from home with MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT. MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT provides access to your library patron record and allows you to see what materials you have checked out and renew them online.

Have you run the same or similar catalog search numerous times? Well, MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT also allows you to save “preferred searches” and re-run them at a later date.


  • Go to Hofstra Law School Library Main Page
  • In the left-hand margin click “Catalog”
  • At the top of the catalog search screen click “MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT”
  • You will be prompted to authenticate using your name and “700” number
  • Click on “Submit"
Remember to logout.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Being a Research Assistant

For Research Assistants and prospective Research Assistants, a helpful article from Student Lawyer on whether to apply, how to get hired, and how to do well at it is linked to here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat