Sunday, September 20, 2009

Making Headnote Sausage

Many of Hofstra's 1L students are currently learning about headnotes, digests, and the West key number system. The Law Librarian Blog recently linked to the video below, which uses the Heller case to show how West makes headnotes and indexes cases (it requires an army of attorneys in a large building in Minnesota).

For those who are interested in reading about Thomson/West, an article about the company appeared in the Minneapolis CityPages last spring.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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