Thursday, April 09, 2009

Consumer Action Web Site

The Federal Citizen Information Center maintains the Consumer Action Web site. Here, you will find valuable information about such consumer-oriented topics as how and where to file a complaint about a purchase, how to find consumer resources for specialized audiences, the latest consumer news, and much more.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Helpful Policies During Exam Period

We start extended Library exam hours on April 15. Our extended schedule is:

EXAM PERIOD SCHEDULE - Wednesday, April 15 - Wednesday, May 13
Monday - Friday 7:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.

Wednesday, May 13 7:00 A.M. - Midnight

Exam Archive

Knowing the archived exam and study room policies may prove helpful also. To access the Exam Archive:

  • Go to Hofstra Law School Library Main Page
  • Scroll down. In the lower, left-hand margin click “Exam Archive”
  • In the Hofstra University Library Electronic Reserves (ERes) window logon with your Novell Username and Password (this is the same username and password used to logon to the portal)
  • You will be prompted to enter the password (contact the reference or circulation desk for the password)
  • Click on “Accept”
  • Click the professor’s folder to access the exams.
Library Study Rooms

Click here to access the Library’s study room policy.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Vermont Legislature Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal

Today the Vermont state legislature overrode the governor's veto to approve a bill that allows same-sex couples to marry. This makes Vermont the first state to permit same-sex marriage through legislative action rather than through the court system. The bill is called an "Act Relating to Civil Marriage" and the stated purpose is to recognize legal equality in the civil marriage laws and to protect the religious freedom of clergy and religious societies authorized to solemnize civil marriages. Text of the bill is here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, April 06, 2009

Privacy and Social Networking

Think your MySpace or Facebook musings are private? A California court disagrees. Take a look at this post from the Wall Street Journal law blog about a "private" MySpace post that was reprinted in a local newspaper.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, April 05, 2009

EFF FOIA database

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put all of the documents it has obtained through FOIA into a searchable database here. The EFF mostly advocates in matters related to electronic privacy and intellectual property, so this database could be useful for people studying related subjects.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat